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Sunday, October 6, 2013

The American Flag----It's True Meaning

In America today, there seems to be a lack of understanding as to why we should teach our present-day children, and future generations of children, that the flag of the United States of America is where we need to pledge our allegiance. To understand the importance of this allegiance we must first understand it's symbolism.

Originally the symbol and banner of the thirteen colonies, its form and colors were not chosen on the basis of rational thought, but on the basis of intuition infused by truth and guidance which led to the correlation between that flag that America came to call her own, and the intention of the founders of this great nation who chose to be the watchful and guiding eye over it's destiny.
At the time of her birth, America's flag was simply bands of red and white color and a circle of stars against a background of blue. Yet, in it's simplicity lay a depth of meaning and purpose. 
The red was emblematic of the blood that was shed in the war that led to the establishment of our independent republic. The white stripes that accompany the red signifies the higher realms of purpose that connects mankind.

Finally, the blue background against which the stars are placed is a symbol of the eternal being of God, and represents the Infinite, out of which both America's identity and the earth itself has been constructed. The blue that represents America's relationship to God remains as the assurance that this connection will never change, no matter what ideology becomes popular. It is why "In God We Trust" is written on all of her currency, and why in so many other instances, the connection with the eternal has been enunciated as part of America's most sacred document.

The stars on the blue background identifies the composite image showing the many changes from thirteen original colonies to now representing the much vaster size of fifty states. 
The number of stars in the original pattern was shaped in the form of a circle, seemingly a circle of unity. Today we recognize the flag in all it's glory, representing all of our mighty 50 states.
The flag of America is a symbol of her spiritual heart whose soul is the soul of all whose purpose is the purpose of all - a nation whose spiritual name is love.


  1. The United States of America, the land that I Love.

  2. The United States of America, the land that I Love.

  3. 49's- Colin Kaepernick needs this history lesson or at least one tour in Iraq.