< Kharisma 10 > Thirteen colonies started the United States of America. And the Declaration of Independence, which actually wasn't called that at the time it was written and signed; the Declaration of Independence, actually voted on by the Continental Congress at the time, voted on on July 2nd – not July 4th, but July 4th had a little better numerological date – and it was finally ratified, the final drafts. But there are certain things in it, and again, I (St Germain) was there embodied, kind of, working with the Founding Fathers; also a large, large influence that I and the Freemasons had in developing this.
< Kharisma 10 > And one of the most common phrases in consciousness right now was “All men are created equal.” Actually, it wasn't the original wording. The wording that we wanted was later changed; what we wanted was “All beings are created equal.” But, you see, the Founding Fathers were all men so it said, “All men are created equal.” Actually, in the original version I (St Germain) had written, “All beings are created equal, but some just have more karma than others” (laughter). That was cut out, of course. It's very true. All souled beings are equal. Equal in opportunity, equal in potential, equal in their freedom. But many carry a lot of karma. Karma from their past lives, karma from their ancestors, karma from society. A lot of them carry that and therefore don't give themselves the true freedom that they really deserve.
< Kharisma 10 > So the Founding Fathers, also in writing the original document, put in a line that “All beings have the right to the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.” Actually, the original version, then it got changed of course, the original version is “All beings have the non-alien right …”, because, you see, aliens should not be interfering with humans and with the human way. What do they know about the human journey? “All beings have the non-alien right to life, liberty and the pursuit of enlightenment.” The pursuit of enlightenment. It was actually Benjamin Franklin who said, “I don't like that word so much. 'Enlightenment,' what does it mean? How will people perceive this?” And, of course, he wanted to change it to 'happiness.' And I (St Germain) said, “Ben …” I did. I really did. I said, “Ben, what is happiness anyway?” And Ben got a big smile on his face.
< Kharisma 10 > Now Ben was a bit of a hedonist; he loved the food, the drink, the ladies, anything that tickled his big old pleasure center. And he had a big smile on his face. “Happiness,” he said, “Everybody will know what that means.” So it was changed. Afterwards I said, “Ben, just go fly a kite” (laughter). I don't like that change that was put in there. But it is what it is – “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” And if you believe my stories, I love you. (more chuckles) Mostly true though. I truly was there. The Masons, the Freemasons, had an incredible influence in the founding of this country. It's about freedom.
< Transhuman 11 > It's Independence weekend, I understand, Fourth of July weekend in the United States and also Canadian Day. “Eh.” Fourth of July, and I have a particular connection and a passion for it. I came over to the United States on several different occasions, physically, taking a boat over. I took a different name. I didn't want to go by Count Saint-Germain, so I took a different name. I said I was from England. My last name was Abbott, and I came over here and was very much involved with what is now called the Declaration of Independence.
< Transhuman 11 > I worked closely with George Washington. I called him George (Linda laughs again). He called me Dick. My name was Richard Abbott and once in a while he would call me Dick. Well, I don't understand the humor in that (more chuckles). Richard, Dick, a nickname? So, George said, “Dick” (Adamus chuckles), “How do we lay this out? How do we frame the Declaration of Independence?” And we brought in the likes of Hancock and Jefferson, and I dealt with many, if not all of them, kind of behind the scenes.
< Transhuman 11 > This place that is now called United States of America was set up as a new world, a new Earth. It was a place for freedom, although it's never really been free. It's never been free. There was the supposition of freedom, but actually, because of the early ones who came over were very involved in the Church, there wasn't a terrible lot of freedom. There was a lot of angst about other religions if you weren't part of the English Church – and that's why I chose to be English just so I could maneuver around better – but it was designed for people to come from all over the world to meld, to have certain freedoms. It was designed not as a democracy so much as a Republic, but the people had a voice in it, which they really didn't have in most other places in the world and particularly in Europe.
< Transhuman 11 > It was quite an effort to unify Europe back in the early through the late 1700s and, to a degree, it worked. To a degree people had more freedom than ever before, but it still didn't meet the requirements of so many people who were looking for something different. So, they came here from all over the world literally. It's one of the biggest melting pots in the world, other than perhaps Brazil. They came from all over the world seeking religious freedom, freedom to work, but oddly enough many of them were initially indentured servants. They agreed to be slaves for usually about ten years in order for the passage to come over. But it meant that much to them, that they were going to give up 10, sometimes 15, 20 years of their life, if they brought their families, so that the ones coming after them would have so many more freedoms in their life.
< Transhuman 11 > I had great passion for what was being done here, because I knew that it had the potential to spread around the world and, to a degree, it has. By the way, as a backup to America, the backup, in case things didn't work out so well here, was Ah-taRa, Australia. And, in a way, Australia also, it was a prison colony. It was your mates, your cellmates that went there. It was a place where freedom was demanded, actually, because of those who had been in prison, many of them imprisoned falsely.