Seize The Moment…Seize The Day…

Seize The Moment…Seize The Day…

Once again…we are shown that “Time and Tide wait for no one…”

Here we are at February’s end…

How many of February’s days were seized in moments that have memorialized places in our hearts and positive changes in our lives…and the lives of others?

Every breath that you take…and every second that you take to move through your life…you are creating moments…moments that freeze in time…moments that will eventually become chapters…in your Book of Life.

We cannot afford to let time pass us by in months…hours…minutes…or seconds, without creating love…joy…and appreciation for life…and appreciation of life… One cannot…and must not be content with the order of any day…unless you have contributed in its creation.

Negativity, in any form, only rises to the occasion of destruction…seek not to destroy…but to build…by a contribution of love…joy…and appreciation…

Seize the moment…seize the day…

By offering a smile…a helping hand…a kind word and deed… Later… upon reflection…it will create a smile and joy…within you.

Never encourage or gloss over any act of negativity…in yourself…toward yourself…or toward others…Challenge these manifestations with solutions resulting in outcomes which will create and yield joyous moments…and days fulfilled…Days which will create significant entries into your Book of Life…A book that is constantly read…by the way you present yourself to others…today…and throughout your lifetime…

It comes back to…accountability.  Don’t ever believe that what you do will ever escape the eyes of Eternity….

March is upon us…

Be conscious…

Live in the moment of now…

Bring joy…and laughter…

Awe…and wonder…

Thankfulness…Peace…

Appreciation…

Love…and more love…

Give color and dimension to your life…and the lives of all… whom you meet on your journey through this life…

Always accentuate the positive…in the art of your creating…

Let the chapters you enter into your Book of Life…jump from every page in celebration…revealing that you…truly and deliberately took your time…resultant to…

Seize The Moment…

Seize The Day…..

Intelligent Life…

Intelligent Life…

What is it…Intelligent Life?

What does it mean?

Let’s start with Intelligence…

Sternberg’s theory of intelligence defines three types of Intelligence…Practical…Creative and Analytical….

Practical intelligence is street smarts and common sense…

Creative intelligence is imaginative and innovative problem solving…

And…Analytical intelligence is academic problem solving and computation.

Other psychologists believe that intelligence is a collection of definite abilities separate in nature, characterizing distinction in application.

Crystallized intelligence is defined as acquired knowledge and the ability to retrieve it… When one learns…remembers…and recalls information…they are utilizing crystallized intelligence.  Crystallized intelligence also helps one to overcome concrete, straightforward problems…

Fluid intelligence is the ability to see complex relationships and solve problems… Fluid intelligence helps one tackle complex, abstract challenges in their daily life.

The overall definition of intelligence is… the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills…

What kind of knowledge and skills create…

Weapons…

Wars…

Hatred…

Racism…

Discrimination…

Hunger…

Homelessness…

Greed…

Murder…

Killing…

Stealing…

Lies…

Deception…

Inhumanity…

Intelligence doesn’t encompass Love…

Intelligence doesn’t embody Compassion…

 Love… Compassion

These… are the Soul of Humanity…

The Life…which gives Life…

Without Love…

Without Compassion…

Intelligent life…is doomed.

The ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills…

Intelligent Life…

Maybe Man is the only “intelligent life” in the Universe…

What a lonely existence….

What Happens Now? Where Do We Go From Here?

What Happens Now? Where Do We Go From Here?

We must decide and make a conscious choice on what happens now…and where we go from here as a nation…and as a people.

We have been given a revelation and expose´ of the decay and corruption actively functioning and deteriorating our country in the form of “self-serving” politicians…particularly represented by the GOP.

What happens now? Where do we go from here?

Party ideology and manipulation and their “interpretation” of the laws which govern our country…are damaging and destructive, divisive, and if we aren’t mindful and careful…will end with the downfall of America…

We have witnessed in our country the dangers and cost of “dictatorship” and extremists actions by putting a political party’s interests…before the interests of our nation.

With a country divided…and allowing what America was subjected to during the last administration…with the GOP and their president’s actions “immune” from accountability…it sends the wrong message.

Democracy is destructible…democracy is weak…democracy can be toppled…if democracy can’t enforce accountability.

What is more disheartening is to see how many people are willing to follow those who disrespect and dishonor…and disregard their oaths to America and its citizens…because they have been on the “crumb” receiving end for so long, they will believe and buy into anything…for a chance to be…something.

America and Americans deserve better than what it has been receiving from the political arena for so long…

We must pay attention to what is going on…and what is going on around us…

Especially in our government… when a door is opened to defy democracy…and it is not closed by accountability to those actions…more will feel free to walk through it…eventually leading a path to successful insurrection and sedition.  January 6, 2021 was a warning…and a preview of things to come…if we do not unify behind accountability…especially accountability of the GOP.

Trump unwittingly delivered the truth in exposing the face of our country with his actions and the complicit and selfish actions and dealings of his fellow Republicans…framing the racial divide…economic disparities…and the thread on which our democracy dangles…due to the rampant and blatant corruption, disregard and manipulations of constitutional law and the rule of law…without conscious regard or remorse….

Democracy was not formed for the power of one political party over another…it was born out of bipartisanship—something long, long lost on the GOP…They have set America on a path to failure and doom…by embracing the most dangerous of her flaws…Power…Greed…and Racism.

Self-hatred only serves to destroy…Immigration is self-hatred to anyone in the Republican party who supported Trump’s agenda on Immigration.  Everyone in the Republican Party is an immigrant…or are children of immigrants…How can you condemn what you are?

What kind of people are these who say they are a party of the people?

They are more like a collective of individuals using the guise of a people’s party as their own private vehicle; allowing them to shape and form the country to realize their own self-serving agendas…while “shepherding” their flock of supporters to the slaughter…shouting all the way that it is indeed the other political party responsible for all of the hardship and partisanship visited upon their supporters…to shield and conceal their true intentions, deceptive actions and natures…

Where we go from here…and what we do now is crucial…Again, one cannot just hand over their pearls to swine wherein they will only be trampled and crushed into powder…under their feet…and under their bus…

The American people aren’t deaf…dumb…or blind to what we have been witnessing in America over the decades…especially the last four years…with the exception of those who choose not to face or believe what has been happening around them…

Ask yourselves…How did Fascism and Nazism come about? It didn’t just spring up from the night all of a sudden…Seeds were planted and nurtured…and allowed to thrive and grow…Just as Trumpism was seeded…aided and abetted…nurtured…and allowed by the GOP…to thrive and grow.  Warning…Warning!

What happens now? Where do we go from here?

That depends upon us…

What do we want to happen now?

Where do we go from here?

Accountability…starts with each and every one of us…

What do we want for America?

Who do we want to represent America?

How do we want to represent America?

How do we want to grow America?

What does America mean to you?

Does America reflect…you?

Do You…believe in America?

What happens now?

You…happen now…

Where do we go from here?

You chart the course…You decide…

Your future is calling…

America…is calling…

Her future…

Is your future…

Our here…is Now…..

Everyday Is A Celebration Of Love…

Everyday should be a celebration of Love…Love is not meant to be set aside for one day…and commercialized into being a demonstration and declaration of love…one day out of the year…

February 14th should be a reminder that maybe we do not love enough throughout the year…

Chocolates and flowers and saying “I love you” is a practice that should happen every hour…every minute…every second… of every day!  Gestures of love know no boundaries…limitations…or special moments to be expressed…

A price tag…or conditions…should never be placed on Love…

Love is a Divine gift…Love is a Divine right…to utilize and to give…when your heart speaks to you to do so…

It is also a rite of passage to open the door that reveals the power of love…and the transformations of miraculous proportions that unfold when love is given unconditionally…Love heals…Love is what saves Humanity….

Love is what saves Humanity…from itself.

Here is a bit of “history” uncovered according to an article written by Arnie Seipel on “The Dark Origins Of Valentine’s Day,” which he wrote on February 13, 2011…

From February 13 to 15, the ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia.  The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain.

The Roman romantics “were drunk. They were naked,” says Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them. They believed this would make them fertile.

This ritual also included a matchmaking lottery, in which the young men would draw the women’s names from a jar, and the couples would be “together” for the whole of the festivities…longer if the match was right…

The Emperor Claudius II may be responsible for the name of our February 14th celebration… He had two men executed, who happened to share the name of “Valentine” at different years in the 3rd century A.D.  Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day.

Pope Gelasius later added to the confusion in the 5th century by combining St. Valentine’s Day and Lupercalia to stop pagan rituals…wherein the day still emerged as a day of fertility and love.

The Normans celebrated Galatin’s Day around the same time.  “Galatin” meant “lover of women”…further confusion with St. Valentine’s Day….

The tradition found its way into the New World…Factory made cards came into being in the 19th century…In 1913, Hallmark Cards, in Kansas City, Missouri, began their mass production of valentines…commercializing “love.”

A brutal, ancient Roman ritual…evolved into a “celebration of love,” one day a year…On February 14th….

Wouldn’t you agree that love deserves a better representation?

If you agree…let your love show…everyday…every hour…every second…

Don’t limit it to those you love…everyone can blossom…grow and transform…with love given in the kindest of gestures…as long as it is given from the heart…unconditionally…with honor…respect…and humility.

You can change your world…and the world of others…with love.

The greatest gift of love is demonstrated in kindness and compassion…

While we must wait until we pass through this “Age of Covid,” to give hugs…kisses and the gift of love through touch…remember to pass it along through kind words…a bright smile…chocolate…flowers…a teddy bear…cookies…a dinner…an act of kindness…helping a neighbor or stranger in need…changing any human misfortune or condition with a gesture of love…

Reach out…and transform…with love…in the name of love.

Don’t wait until February 14th

Your transformational power of love is needed every second of everyday…and if you are on the receiving end of love…let it in…Let your transformation begin…with the Divine Gift…of Love.

Happy Every Day!

In the celebration of Love…

May you always give Love…

May you always receive Love…

May you always walk in Love…

May you always be humbled…

By Love…

Every day….

I Am An American…First.

I am an American…First.

I am not a political party.

My loyalty…is to America.

I’ve always believed in America…despite what I have experienced as a woman of African and Native American descent…

My African ancestors were not immigrants…they were brought over against their will…as slaves…My Native American ancestors were the indigenous people of America…and their treatment at the hands of European “settlers” put many Nations on reservations…or extinction.

And still…I am an American… First…

To watch Republicans and the counsel of attorneys continuously defend “monstrous lies” and seditious, insurrectionist actions, clearly without any stretch of the imagination, shows that they have no allegiance to America…only to themselves…and the GOP. Our country be damned as far as they are concerned…The oaths each one of them took, mean nothing to any of them…including the oaths taken by their impeachment counsel…the day they became attorneys…which begins as follows…

I, (state your name) do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitutions of the United States, and of this state…”

What I viewed of their performance in the impeachment trial…Trump’s defense has grossly abandoned their oath…

The oath Senators take is as follows…

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same: that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

What I have witnessed over the last four years…culminating with January 6, 2021…the GOP has tragically abandoned their oath of office…and placed their party above the country…and the American people…solidifying their stand against America first, and their allegiance…to themselves.

“America First” does not mean separatist policies removing America from the hub of Allies and American aid to under served countries…or discriminating in immigration. America is a country of immigrants…with the exceptions mentioned above.

“America First” means being an American first…and upholding the meaning of America and her principles and values…and “one nation…under God.” Not one nation under white supremacy…white privilege…or Trumpism.

Many Republicans have abandoned their principles and values….

Republicans will not vote to impeach Trump because not only will they be convicting themselves of complicit behaviors with their support of impeachment (even though they know it is the right thing to do), they will also be condemning their party to death…which is already dead in the water…yet they believe they can continue the illusion of its viability…if they can continue to feed the “monstrous lie” and feed it to the American people as “moving on to heal” and impeachment of someone no longer in office…is “unconstitutional.”

Aside from the fact that nowhere in the Constitution is such an inference made as to the offending statesman being subjected to prosecution only if he/she remains in office…it is not a defense.  Someone who has committed high crimes and misdemeanors against the country is not absolved of the offense or accountability to the offense, because they are no longer in office. 

If that were the case…all laws would be obsolete and not applicable upon anyone leaving a public office…or any office…or any job…statesman…civilian…or citizen. If only….

America is not a game of “Monopoly.” Trump does not get a “Get Out Of Jail Free” card…According to our democracy, there are laws which hold anyone who breaks or goes against them…Accountable…

To date…America sets a poor record on “Accountability.”

The fact is…Trump was impeached while still in office…a matter of semantics…delays to trials don’t erase the crimes.

Mitch McConnell asked for a delay of the trial as a ploy to garner momentum to dismiss the trial by putting forth that Trump was no longer subjected to be charged with accountability of the insurrection…because he was no longer the sitting president.  The Constitution does not dismiss blatant acts against democracy by something as simple as “He is no longer the President.”

The actions of high crimes and misdemeanors have been committed throughout Trump’s four years in office with lies and propaganda being endorsed and pushed by the GOP…and it resulted in what every American witnessed on January 6, 2021…and the world.

Should Trump be acquitted by his Republican GOP Senators…and they make this defense of a lie credible… this is the message that will be sent to EVERY American citizen and beyond… Democracy will no longer be effective or credible…or taken seriously…anywhere…Everyone will expect and demand…their “get out of jail free” card…and entitled…according to the GOP and Trump’s defense team.

God Bless America…

Someone who is an American, first…would honor their oaths and allegiance to America, her democracy, and her citizens.

Someone who is an American, first…would not hold themselves above the interests of the country…and continuously incite and promote division by placing the blame on the party truly working for bipartisanship…which happens to be the Democratic Party.

Someone who is an American, first…would stand up for what is true and just…and not continue to build on a “monstrous lie” to pull the wool over the eyes of American citizens, in order to downplay their abuse of power and lack of honor and integrity in their roles to serve our country…

These utterly flawed and degenerate individuals…have no business representing any portion of the American public…

The 14th Amendment, section 3 states as follows…

“No person shall be a Senator or Representative or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.  But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

According to this Amendment, Senators and Representatives in Congress can also be removed for engaging in insurrection or rebellion…How many GOP Senators and Representatives are guilty of complicity to such actions, and have yet to be held accountable by this constitutional law?

As it is written…so let it be done.  

Rejecting the facts…does not make what took place…go away. 

Trump Defense…go tell it on the mountain…over the hills…and everywhere…Trump is not responsible for what comes out of his mouth…especially what came out of his mouth on January 6, 2021…

The Capitol Police Officer who lost his life defending the Capitol Building… Brian Sicknick…tell his family that he’s not really dead…because Trump did not incite an insurrection….

Tell the officers who committed suicide because of the trauma of what took place on January 6, 2021, that they took their lives for no reason…

Tell the many who were traumatized and suffered physical injuries…that it’s all in their imagination…January 6, 2021 never happened…

Tell the American people…and the people around the world who witnessed the events of January 6, 2021…and the Trumpism planted and nurtured in the 43 months leading up to the election… that led to the insurrection…that we really did not see what was happening before our eyes…it was all an illusion…

Tell the insurrectionists acting on the orders of “their president” that their fallen comrade wasn’t shot to death in the act of committing a crime in storming the Capitol Building to harm others in the name of Trump…and that all of those arrested for being a part of their attempt to overthrow the government, will be set free and all charges dropped…because the person responsible for their sedition and insurrection…is no longer the president…and no longer accountable for his failed coup…

Tell all of the Senators and their families…especially Republican Senators and Vice President Pence…that running for their lives was totally unnecessary…because their constituents in the form of those Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, were not there to do them harm…

Tell everyone who witnessed the attack on the Capitol Building, on January 6, 2021, after Trump’s “empowering speech of civility” was going to happen anyway…Knowing full well, that if Trump had delivered a message accepting the will of the American people’s voting process, which resulted in Joe Biden being elected as President of the United States…back when the election was called as such, last Novem

ber…January 6, 2021…would have never happened.

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but hard words stir up anger.” ~ Proverbs 15:1

Trump systematically fed his supporters lies that he knew would culminate in an eruption which would seek to undermine the foundation of our democracy…which has been his purpose…and now stands on the brink of being realized.

 The presidential oath of office is as follows…

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”       

Trump took the oath of office of the President of the United States on January 20, 2017…

He disregarded this oath and proceeded to take away individual rights…and overpower the legislative and judicial branches by putting in what he felt were “Trump loyalists” set to do his will upon his request…the GOP became his party…catering to his every whim…until they realized they would not be able to sustain his re-election…that their political futures were at stake…and their party was no longer credible in the eyes of Republicans who held to the standards of the Party of Lincoln…

Alexander Hamilton recorded in the written word that impeachment is “a method of national inquest into the conduct of public men accused of violating the public trust.”

Trump violated the public trust by lies, deception, incitement, division and using his supporters to storm the Capitol Building in his manipulation of their loyalty; which also led to the endangerment of political colleagues on State and Federal levels…

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution states…

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Violations of the law and abuses of power must be held accountable…

If they are disregarded and the manipulation of those laws are allowed to take place…we must acknowledge that democracy…is indeed…dead…powerless…and without meaning.

I am an American…First.

I believe we must uphold the laws of our land…and protect the meaning and execution of our Constitution in upholding the principles and values that America claims to stand on…

I am not a Democrat or Republican…first…

I will…and have (but not for Trump) cross the aisle with my vote…for the candidate who would best represent the interests of America and her citizens interests at home and abroad…

Trump was never that person…in either election… in my assessment of the best face and character of America… as President. He never was a president…or my president.

We have witnessed the true nature and character of those who masquerade as “Americans and patriots”…when they are nothing more than seditionists…insurrectionists…traitors…and destroyers of Truth…Justice…Liberty…and Freedom.

They would rather contribute to the downfall of democracy and all that it stands for…rather than support their country by stepping up and doing what’s right and just.

The real truth is…long after these insurgents and fake American politicians in the government perish…America… is what will be remembered as a once emerging nation that had all of the components to be a haven and a beacon…

Then it was destroyed… by men and women who put their interests…and their agenda…ahead of a country…and its citizens…which they took solemn oaths to protect.

Were they ever Americans…First?

Those who usher in the fall of our democracy…are not Americans…first.

Those who stand by and allow and practice abuse of power at the cost of a nation and its people… Are not Americans…first.

Those who don’t live by the laws…yet expect others to do so…Are not Americans…first.

Americans…first…are in grave danger of extinction…

And becoming a part of the American fabric…that once stood for something greater than itself…

The Last of the Americans….

Can We Find It?

We talk about it…

We long for it…

We search for it…

We fear it…

We pray for it…

We cry for it…

We imagine it…

We hope for it…

We “create” it…

We suffer for it…

We scream for it…

We whisper for it…

We steal for it…

We kill for it…

We lie for it…

We die for it…

We cheat for it…

We discredit it…

We wrong it…

We distort it…

We use it…

We abuse it…

We refuse it…

We lose it…

We find it…

We misunderstand it…

We demand it…

We dangle it…

We strangle it…

We redefine it…

We buy it…

We sell it…

We get lost in it…

We misrepresent it…

We ruin it…

We destroy it…

We curse it…

We revere it…

We distrust it…

We condemn it…

We run from it…

We rush headlong into it…

We shun it…

We refute it…

We boot it…

We moot it…

We question it…

We dismiss it…

We blow it…

We show it…

We really don’t know it…

Do we really know it?

Look around…Look at today…remember the history we’ve created…and what it has yielded…

How far have we come? Look at what we embrace…look at what we accept…look at what we endorse…

Ask yourself…How far have we come? How far will we go? What must it take to understand it? What must be washed away before we no longer choose to ignore it? 

It is distressing to say it is understood…and how what we say we know…what we say we are…and what we profess to represent…is absent from many…and it is wondrous how the many can continue through life without it…

Can we really find it?

Once we understand the entirety of it…maybe…

Will it ever bring peace?

Once it is realized that Truth is an integral part of it…

The chaos we are witnessing without…in our country…in the world…in individual lives…will cease…once we examine ourselves within…

And accept…understand…and realize…

How crucial it is…

To have Love…..

Time To Manifest Dreams…

Today is February 1, 2021…The second month of the year 2021 has begun…

It is time to manifest dreams…We have time…Covid-19 has granted us time to really think about dreams…those dreams that move us…those dreams we create within… the time is now…to make dreams… reality.

There is no time like the present. We can turn lemons into lemonade.

Yes…there are many sad and depressing events that have come into our lives…since..and before this devastating virus… which have turned our days upside down…inside out…and left us with the wind knocked out of our sails…

Life is always happening…good…bad…or indifferent. We are always being tested…always challenged…always jumping over hurdles…and wrestling with obstacles…yet, in the midst of it all…we prevail…because we believe…and we believe in our dreams…

Use February to take a look at the history of others…and discover the roads they traveled…to manifest their dreams…

Today begins Black History Month…There are many individuals who manifested their dreams…not only for themselves…but for many others…

Doors were opened for us to walk through…and realize the dreams we create within ourselves…and hand-off to others…to continue the cycle of dreams coming to fruition.

Live…Love…mourn your losses…just don’t forget…

To Manifest…

Your Dreams……

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