Laura Ingalls Wilder -- You are Free
March 23, 2019
(Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957)
It takes a paradigm shift to envision,
and thus create a world without rulers.
Our nature is sovereign (we are born free) and so,
obviously, God wants us to be liberated from earthly rulers.
John Michael Perseo is an anarchist-minded truth-seeker living with his wife in an intentional community in Appalachia, where they're in the process of building their off-grid homestead. John has written a series of articles on spiritual anarchy and recently gave a presentation entitled, Rising Above the Manufactured Civil War in America.
John welcomes comments and questions and is always looking to connect with other freedom-loving individuals. [email protected]
(Abridged by JMP)
Laura Ingalls Wilder is most famous for her Little House on the Prairie book series, which portrays life with her family on the prairies during the mid to late 1800s. In her book, Little Town on the Prairie, Laura wrote the following words which embody what I call Spiritual Anarchy:
God is America's king. Americans won't obey any king on earth. Americans are free. That means they have to obey their own consciences. No king bosses Pa; he has to boss himself. Why (she thought), when I am a little older, Pa and Ma will stop telling me what to do, and there isn't anyone else who has a right to give me orders. I will have to make myself good.
Her whole mind seemed to be lighted up by that thought. This is what it means to be free. It means you have to be good. "Our father's God, author of liberty - ". The laws of Nature and of Nature's God endow you with a right to life and liberty. Then you have to keep the laws of God, for God's law is the only thing that gives you a right to be free.
Laura's heightened and evolved level of consciousness is displayed in this quote as she brilliantly lays out eternal truths concerning Sovereignty, Natural Law, the Law of Freedom, and the state of existence known as Spiritual Anarchy.
You are born sovereign. The word 'sovereign' comes from Latin and means that you are above the rule or control of another; you are free. To understand one's sovereign nature is to understand the absurdity and danger of an external man-made presence and rules to impose upon your life. The truth-seeker who has explored freedom and sovereignty will logically conclude, as investigative reporter, author and self-empowerment coach, Jon Rappoport says, that "[f]reedom is our natural state of being, it is not a system. Freedom is." (Emphasis added)
"God is America's king. Americans won't obey any king on earth. Americans are free. That means they have to obey their own consciences."
The sovereignty of each individual was a key principle on which America was founded. Americans were once considered truly free and answerable to no one on earth. Sovereignty, however, does not mean that you are free to do as you wish, such as cause harm or loss to other sentient beings. Sovereignty comes with very important duties which include accepting responsibility for your actions and obeying your own conscience, which must be aligned with that which is good.
By acknowledging God (or whichever word you may choose to describe the creator of all that exists) and one's own conscience as your king, Laura is referring to the all-pervasive unseen laws that govern human consequence and behavior known as Natural Law. 'Natural' meaning inherent, having a basis in nature, reality and truth; not made or caused by man. And 'Law' meaning an existing condition which is binding and immutable (cannot be changed). Presenter, researcher, and podcast host, Mark Passio gives a "working definition" of Natural Law:
Universal, non-man-made, binding and immutable conditions that govern the consequences of behavior. Natural Law is a body of universal spiritual laws which act as the governing dynamics of consciousness. ~ Mark Passio, Presentation on Natural Law: The Real Law of Attraction and How to Apply It in Your Life.
The Creator has "caused" these karmic laws into existence by which all humans are bound. Everything in creation has its purpose and is governed by law(s), and human beings are no exception.
The key to understanding Natural Law is to understand that the objective difference between right and wrong behavior does exist. And the key to acting in accordance with Natural Law is knowing the difference between a right and a wrong. The graphic below illustrates this succinctly.
We can experiment with our own lives to discover the truth of the existence of Natural Law.
"No king bosses Pa; he has to boss himself. Why (she thought), when I am a little older, Pa and Ma will stop telling me what to do, and there isn't anyone else who has a right to give me orders. I will have to make myself good.