Let the Light Guide You ~Part 1

A good blogger I recently started to follow gave a great definition of Guru. However, I will take the online source from the English dictionary for this particular post:

gu·ru  (gr, g-r)

n. pl. gu·rus

1. Hinduism & Tibetan Buddhism A personal spiritual teacher.

a. A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.
b. A trusted counselor and adviser; a mentor.

a. A recognized leader in a field: the guru of high finance.
b. An acknowledged and influential advocate, as of a movement or idea: “In a culture that worships slimness, he was the Guru of Lean” (Erica Abeel).http://www.thefreedictionary.com/guru
Many are in search of a light that is greater than what they have seen.  As a Christian, I will address this as the Earth groaning for the manifestation of the Sons of God to arise.  However, in today’s culture and media, we have down played the affects of Light and have given Darkness a more tamable recognition.  But as my fellow blogger pointed out, we can’t shine the light the brightest without the darkness making its existence known.
It is like going into a dark forest without any full moon.  All around you you hear the sounds of nature and the creatures that live in its midst, but you are unable to “see.”  When someone who has a bright lantern at a campsite, the light begins to draw the wayward individual to the glow of its light.
For some, the Light is the direct result of darkness being absent.  But you can’t have one without the other.  Without Light, the darkness is vast and deep.   Without Darkness the Light is paled against no comparison.
But we are told of a Light that is coming that will make the sun’s light look like that of the moon.  It would pale in comparison to the true brightness of ultimate purity and love.  In this Light there could be no darkness.  There could be no opposite.  There is no rival.  In the Light of His coming….Jesus…all will come to know the Creator, the One who sent Him.

 That all nations of people will acknowledge the

Immediacy of Christ!


IMME’DIACY, n. [from immediate.] Power of acting without dependence.



CHRIST, n. THE ANOINTED; an appellation given to the Savior of the World, and synonymous with the Hebrew Messiah. It was a custom of antiquity to consecrate persons to the sacerdotal and regal offices by anointing them with oil.  http://sorabji.com/1828/words/c/christ.html

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation

or shadow of turning.”

James 1:17

What a day that will be when all will come to know the reality of His truth and compassion!

Living for Freedom,

Shawna Strickland


Who Were the Covenanters of America?

Have you ever wondered what ever fueled the American Revolutionists to band together against all odds, faiths, and political backing?

Where did American Heroism come from?

From where did these courageous people rise and share their passion for freedom?

How did they accomplish such exploits and acts of devout loyalty?

covenant COVENANT, n. [L, to come; a coming together; a meeting or agreement of minds. ]1. A mutual consent or agreement of two or more persons, to do or to forbear

covenanter COVENANTER, n. He who makes a covenant.
courage COURAGE, n. [L. , the heart. ] Bravery; intrepidity; that quality of mind which enables men to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without

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Our nation’s Library of Congress holds a treasure trove of answers to such as these, and quite frankly the long literary trail of evidence that cements the truth will probably be of great shock to the masses of this New America everyone is seeing portrayed.  In the great halls of this wonderful landmark and historical documentation, Truth cannot stay hidden no matter how hard political parties have spent countless “re-writing” of said manuscripts through their own speeches and interpretations.  Woe to any political side who chooses to side against Truth!

Every citizen of the original American populace had come from a distinct group of people. Some from the Calvanists, some from the French Huguenots, and even those from the Dutch, who established and gave us the American primitive New York.  These are the true covenanters of America.  Those that upon arrival pledged their lives, their possessions, and wealth to join together for the common good of all mankind.

How could such a thing be?  How could the joining of such seemingly opposite parties come the joining and be the foundation of the spreading of the seed bed for civil liberty?

“…The Covenanters were here before the American Republic, and they held the principles of the American Revolution long before the American Revolution was inaugurated.  Bancroft tells us that two years before the American Declaration of Independence was issued in Philadelphia, 1776, the Covenanters in Mecklenburg, N.C., in 1774 issued the Mecklenburg declaration, and it contained the very same principles which are in the Philadelphia Declaration.

“…All honor to the Covenanters of America. When the Revolutionary War was declared that old church almost to a man fell into rank, and the report of the Covenanter’s rifle was heard in the very forefront of the battle.

“But why single these men out?  To show that wherever there were true Christians there were true warriors for American liberty.  Through Christian men and women of all races the gospel worked itself into our civil life.  The Pilgrims of Massachusetts, the Covenanters of the Carolinas, the Huguenots of New Jersey, the Hollanders of New York, the Episcopalians of Virginia, all were loyal.  The story of their loyalty to country and of their sacrifice for country is one.”

“The type of men who built the nation in the past, and the principles with which they built, are the men and the principles which alone can develop and preserve the nation.”

~David Gregg, D.D., Makers of the American Republic as stated in Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History by Rosalie J. Slater, 1965.

We as a nation without a doubt need Christ, His Truth, and the men of Christ who exemplify the nature of true civil liberty that is found in no other place on earth, but in the beating breast of man or woman that follows Christ.

Now when I speak of Christian, or Christ, or Christianity I am not talking about the western version of this faith that has slid down in the pits of compromise, wickedness, and hypocrisy.  I am talking about those men and women who literally live and breathe what they believe, and constitute their own lives and families after Christ Himself.  They are the true deliverers of courage that birth herosim.  There are many stories and testimonies even today of many American soldiers giving God the Father praise for HIs merciful hand in the midst of battle.  Even from those American soldiers who once denied His very existence.

True courage is birthed in the face of opposition and fear.  But courage itself is centered on a higher power that you alone could never attain, but that of the grace that has been so freely given us by God Himself.

Please leave your comments below…I would love to hear from you! Join the fight now to not stay in ignorance of our history anymore!  Stand for Truth no matter where it leads you, and do not be afraid to admit where its origins began.  In Christ!

“For God has allowed us to know the secret of His plan, and it is this: He purposed long ago that all human history shall be consumated in Christ.” Ephesians 1:9-10

Living for Freedom


Shawna R. Strickland

Hypnotic Marketing

Opening awareness of Hypnotic Marketing:

I have been blogging for awhile now, and still have much to learn about the reasoning behind hypnotic messaging.  The approach of using the emotional stimuli to engage the target market, has been in affect for many years in the USA industry.

In fact, more and more people are learning on a daily basis how to best market their goods and services to the public.

My question is this…

…if the mass majority of people were not so dulled to the senses through entertainment and exhaustion, would the advertising agencies have the same effect as with those who are dulled and not careful to control their own thoughts and spending?

I would really like to hear from you our there to get your take on this particular issue.  Do to the fact that we have been treated like rats in a cheese game, I have a mind to believe that if the American public began to wake up and take the “other” pill (as in the Matrix), we will see a change in the growing distinction between Millionaires and poverty classes.  Instead of the gulf between classes growing, it will begin to once again bridge together.


The definition of Hypnosis:

  1. the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behavior by suggestion, has been revived but is still controversial.
It is time to know when we have been played. To awaken to the affects of hypnotic marketing.  Our minds are our own.  Not for others to play with or to “suggest” we do with it.  We may think that our thoughts are ours alone, but how often do you spend money on something you really don’t need or had a true desire for it?  We just paid for it, took it home, and let it sit somewhere and collect dust.
Be cautious of what makes up your inner make up.  Be diligent in maintaining your inner peace.  Be careful on who you let in to persuade you to do anything you do not want to do.

Do not be the blind sheep following after another who will lead you to the slaughter.

As you study the results of hypnotic marketing, be sure to ask yourself…

if this works, why can’t I use it for myself?  And if morally unsure, ask yourself… Would I want someone to do this to me?  There is a fine line.   The power of persuasion has been recorded throughout history!   The power of the Law of Attraction, it is real, it does exist, and it creates results.  Just remember, the power that you wield can be used for the good of mankind or for its destruction.

Give your feed back! Would love to hear your comments.

Living for Freedom!

Shawna Strickland

Our Conscience…the Most Sacred Property

“Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” 

                                                                     ~ James Madison

“And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.”   

                                                                    ~Acts 24:16

Our Conscience

We have seen the degradation of our society fall ever more loose in the ways of morals and standards.   So before I write things that others will spout “Opinion!”, let us begin with the simple definition of Conscience.

Conscience, n. [Fr. from L. conscientia, from conscio, to know, to be privy to; con and scio, to know; It. conscienza, or conscienza; Sp conciencia.]

  • 1.  Internal or self knowledge, or judgment of right and wrong; or the faculty, power or principle within us, which decides on the lawfulness or unlawfulness of our own actions and affections and instantly approves or condemns them.
  • 2. The estimate or determination of conscience; justice; honesty.
  • 3.  Real sentiment; private thoughts; truth; as, do you in conscience believe the story?
Taken from the American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster 1828

It can be said that our conscience is necessary to obtain self government; that is the ability to govern one’s own self, property, and liberty.  Without our conscience we will not be able to gauge the truth of our own actions or the actions of others.  Our conscience is that which guides us to the knowledge of Him who created us for the purpose of manifesting His glory to all mankind.

So saying as Madison eloquently put, “Conscience is the most sacred of all property.”  Without it we will be swallowed into the abyss of ever increasing evil and self indulgences that mankind has created, to date, trying to prove he can exist without a loving Creator.

Lies! Lies! and More Lies!

With lies being retold with the truth, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to discern what truth is.  The constant battering of lies in our society, from politicians, to teachers, to salesmen, all the way down to the local plumber, whoever that may be; we have been geared to accept that truth does not come with the bargain, sale, or contract.  That whatever is written has loopholes and contingencies.  We must keep our conscience from getting seared at all costs, for with it alone can the mighty one of Heaven, by His Spirit guide us to the complete  and blessed liberty our souls crave and provides for our civil government…civil liberty!

Living Free!

Shawna Strickland



The First Gatherings of Salt Petre and Sulfur for the Use of Gun Powder in the USA

Salt Petre and Sulfur:  

That it be recommended…for their own use, to dispose of them for the purpose of manufacturing gun powder. Continental Congress Saturday, June 10, 1775

Whereas the safety and freedom of every community depends greatly upon having the means of defence in its own power, and that the United Colonies may not, during the continuance of their present important contest for Liberty, nor in any future time, be under the expensive, uncertain and dangerous necessity of relying on foreign importations for Gun Powder: And it being very certain from observation and experiment, that Salt Petre is to be obtained in great abundance from most parts of the Northern Continent; that the surface of the art, in long used tobacco warehouses and their yards, or of common tobacco houses, is particularly and strongly impregnated with Nitre.

…That all persons may be encouraged to apply themselves to the manufacture of Salt Petre…on account of the United Colonies, all the good and merchantable Salt Petre at half a dollar for each pound, that is, or shall be made in their respective Colonies before the first day of October, 1776.

…As Salt Petre is an article so necessary for the defence, and in other respects, so extensively useful, it is an object that not only requires the public patronage, but demands the attention of individuals…

Friday, July 28, 1775, Journal of the Continental Congress, Vol. II, Washington, 1905

Seeing the references in the beginning stages of our country’s birth and formation, we can believe that it was a nation being formed By the People, and For the People.  Individual and Civil Liberty have taken a drastic toll on our nation as we introduce new laws that are conformed to the voice of fear.

In our birth, fear did not make our choices…it was because they fought fear that we became the republic in such a short amount of time and faster than any other nation in the world up to that point that could properly display the perfect example of civil liberty through civil self-government.  This was accomplished through our obsorbing of the Scriptures that taught self-government: self-control, the ability to govern one’s self.  Powerful men and women rose up during this time period.   Men and women of courage NOT of fear!

Living for Freedom

Shawna Strickland

Why Is It So Easy To Forget?

Tidbits to help you remember…

The history of America’s founding and constitutional eras records that fathers and mothers taught their young children how to read from the Bible.  Early trained to reflect upon and reason with God’s Word, children “read and recited, quoted and consulted, early committed to memory and constantly searched it for meaning.  It remained throughout the century the single most important cultural influence in the lives of Anglo-Americans.”  The emphasis on the Bible as the first book of instruction produced individuals of ennobled Christian character and scholarship, who cherished individual liberty with law and birthed the first Christian constitutional republic.  Enjoying God’s abundant blessings and prosperity, America began to forget! ~ Elizabeth L. Youmans, Editor, The Noah Plan April 19, 1997

I know some would have issues concerning the Bible, but it has been irrefutable in its standing throughout the ages as a solid accurate document of historical record.  The sad, but plain truth is most don’t take the time to fully read it from cover to cover before casting it aside in judgement.  As a young family we have tried to teach our children to read, research, and record according to their own findings of such issues.  To bad some of our fellow citizens don’t do the same before acting hastily.

Facts are still facts and Truth…truth.  It is just getting harder to hear what her voice sounds like midst a deceitful world and corrupt society.

Living to Remember…

Shawna Strickland