End of June…July…Independence?

June ended taking away an independence for women of their privacy and the freedom to choose and decide how their lives and health would be affected revolving around pregnancy with the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

June couldn’t have ended on a more devastating and backward act of stifling progress and the realization that life in America confirms that humans are not the most intelligent life in the universe… From the Hill to the population…

July brings in Independence Day…

How can Independence Day bring about celebration in a country that suppresses…oppresses…deprives its constituents of basic human rights…and destroys progress by sending women’s privacy and health back to the dark ages…while suppressing and changing voting rights that stack the deck against the practice and meaning of democracy?

What population cohesiveness will July bring forth?

The use of “cohesiveness” is with hope…

America has been flying divided for far too long…

Are we witnessing the fall of yet another country that has taken advantage of the sovereignty entrusted to it?

When will the American people exercise their independence and stand up to those who have shackled their freedoms with endless lies and manipulations–the majority of the GOP? Democrats are losing ground because they continue to believe that the Republicans will engage in bipartisan politics…someday…and they refuse to fight fire with fire…Huge mistake! All the while they are playing this docile game, the “united states” continues to drift into the great divide.

Meanwhile….The political slavery of Trump’s specter and his GOP constituents continues to haunt…dismantle…weaken, dissolve and cripple democracy which threatens to reduce America to hell on earth…and plummet hard won freedoms into oblivion…such as Roe v. Wade…and the right to vote, a cornerstone of American Democracy.

Our “Independence Day” will come when everyone truly understands the meaning of independence…and how it cannot be severed and conditional to human rights…by marginalizing freedom…free-will…and the right to be your own person…

The practice of these oppressive acts are quite contrary to Independence Day…

July…Independence?

Juneteenth…in June…

Independence Day…in July…

Both are one in the illusive pursuit of…Freedom…

What will July expose?

We will find out…

July is here…

Stand up…

Another battle for independence has arrived….

July Goes Out On The Rise…

July Goes Out On The Rise…

Leaving us wondering…what will August bring in as a surprise?

Human behavior must change if we are going to garner positive gains. So many are not grasping the bigger picture…We can exercise our free-will…we can choose to go against the grain or go with it…realizing that in order to move forward with our choices, we cannot take others along with us. With that said, we must “disconnect” or lives from the lives of others when we make choices that may result in the loss of life…

Choosing not to take the vaccine is a choice…if this choice is taken, practice social distancing…masking up…and sanitize. Take responsibility and accountability for your choices…making others vulnerable to your choices opens up a greater door of accountability…which will result in greater consequences in the long run.

Make your choices knowing that you have more than one family affected by your choices…your biological family…your extended family…your work family…your social family…and your human family…you are consciously and sub-consciously connected…and physically connected in every outside activity that you consciously and sub-consciously engage in…right down to passing individuals on the street!

July has given us a harsh realization to the reality of Covid-19. The only way it is going to subside and eventually weaken is if we all do our part in making it so…

Take a moment to reflect on how you are influencing the rise of Covid-19 and it’s variants…It will continue to rise as long as those of us who make choices that pertain to self-centered thinking without considering their social “connectivity” and how they are not extending their choices to give others protection to their choices…

It’s okay if you want to walk that tightrope…just don’t harm others in the process of your feat…

Your will is your will and not necessarily the will of those around you…as you do not wish anyone to decide your fate…or force your will…do not force or decide the will and fate of others…many who do not know you…and those who do…do not cause them unnecessary pain and trauma. Do you love them enough to love yourself?

Life is a precious gift…you can choose to accept this gift or forfeit it…again…make that choice for yourself…not for others…

July is leaving us with sobering realizations…thoughts…and choices…

Bring in August with opportunities to lessen and rein in the spread of another offshoot variant of Covid-19…

This is in everyone’s hands…

Responsibility and accountability goes hand in hand with “Free-will.”

The choice is yours…mine…ours.

August will reveal the fork in the road…

The heroes and heroines we need…are in the choices we make…

Wisdom is Golden…

Wisdom prolongs Life…

Seek to attain Wisdom.

Your choice…..

June In…June Out…

June In…

Brought many realizations of what still plagues humanity and how we must continually work on bringing about change in the direction of History and our relationships to other human beings….

The Tulsa Massacre happened one hundred years ago, in 1921…and brought to light numerous other massacres of Black communities in the past…Chicago 1919…Springfield 1908…East St. Louis 1917…Vicksburg 1874…Slocum 1910…Colfax 1873…Opelousas 1868…Thibadaux 1887…Elaine 1919…Clinton 1875…Rosewood 1923…St. Bernard Parish 1868…New Orleans 1866…Memphis 1866…Atlanta 1906…Detroit 1943…New York 1863…Washington DC 1919…Philadelphia 1985…Wilmington 1898…Charleston 2015…Eufaula 1874…Camila 1868…Ocoee 1920…and the Fort Pillow Massacre on April 12, 1864 by Confederate troops.

Being a “silent witness” is as damaging as committing the crimes… Ask yourself this question…If you were the recipient of an atrocity being committed and someone stood by and watched…or knew the perpetrator(s) or witnessed the acts of the perpetrator(s), would it be alright with you if they did nothing with this knowledge that could hold those accountable for their horrific actions?

The Past cannot and will not stay buried when injustices are committed and lives are wiped out and the consequences of taking those lives affects the lives of their generational families for the rest of their lives…robbing many of generational wealth and land…in businesses destroyed and land taken in these massacres…“Reparations” can never measure up to what was lost…however, Restitution must be in order in any and every form in accountability and righting the wrongs that continue into these moments in time… These are stains on the soul of this nation that can never be erased…sins that can only be forgiven by heartfelt and demonstrated Acts of Contrition… Telling Americans of African heritage to “get over it” is like asking Americans of Jewish heritage to “get over the Holocaust.” How can you ask someone to “get over” massacres of their family and loved ones? How can one ask someone to erase these horrors and traumas from their minds and person? How can anyone live in denial of atrocities that treat specific human beings as if they were less than the dirt beneath their feet? Let us not forget that “soil” is dirt…and it yields the food that nourishes and keeps all life on this planet…alive.

June In…brought in a realization that Juneteenth was celebrated by Ikea by presenting a celebratory meal of Fried Chicken, Watermelon, Mac N Cheese, Potato Salad, Collard Greens and Candied Yams…all stereotypical, perceived foods eaten by African American people…Entertaining ignorance instead of researching authenticity and the history of the occasion and the vast cuisine which extends itself across the spectrum of African heritage existing, but not limited to, the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and other countries around the globe… These mindsets continue to limit and marginalize the true expansion and influence of African ancestry and its contributions to American life.

June In…brought in the very stark realization that as a people, we are still in chaos over old issues that will continue to plague our society and the world…if we continue to walk in ignorance…and not in truth. Our disappointments and sins will continue to grow and follow us from century to century if we do not confront them and face them with a heart bent on rectification and alleviation of that which creates the injustices and inequalities still present and functioning throughout our nation…as a perceived “life blood” of preservation…when it is the very poison that may well consume and destroy the dream of America…

June Out…brings another month to build and rebuild upon the dream of America…To consciously put in the work….become a viable part of the Reconstruction of a nation that holds more promise in demonstrated change than hope…more love than hate…and more union than disunion and division.

June Out… brings July and Independence Day…

Our Independence should begin with the removal of the shackles we allow to bind our spirits and our abilities to herald in changes that will grant freedom from self-imposed prisons of self creation when we choose not to challenge archaic mindsets and constituents which work to keep the chains tightening around our necks…instead of accepting the changes which will serve and uplift us into becoming “The Land of the Free.”

Freedom isn’t elusive…

Independence…is Freedom.

“June out”…..

July Says Goodbye…

Here we are again… July says goodbye…another month comes to an end…

We are still battling the corona virus…White House Administrative, Elephantine, pie-in-the-sky illusions…massive unemployment…masses trying to make ends meet…tremendous death tolls on the rise again, because the belief is that not wearing masks and not taking protective measures against the virus will make a difference, due to misinformation, and those who wish to exercise “invincibility” against a virus that has no distinct indication of how it is attacking humans in the first place!  What we do know is covering the face at the most vulnerable points of entry gives the most assurance of keeping this virus at bay, while sanitizing and washing hands is also a viable recourse against it…Your life is at stake…and the lives of others, by you, if you do not follow the safety guidelines until a vaccine is found and made available…

July also saw the death of an American Hero and Giant of Civil Rights, John Lewis, Congressman from Georgia… He said:

“Do not get lost in a sea of despair.  Be hopeful, be optimistic.  Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime.  Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble.”

Words to live by…words to put into practice…an energizing mantra….

Right here, at July’s end, as is every day, until we conquer our demons and enemies acting against humanity, is a call for action from each and every one of us.  If we truly value life…and one another…we will always answer the call of action…because the call is mobilizing us to stand up against injustice, tyranny and any assaults against doing the right thing… We must always exercise common sense…if one can be reckless without harming another…that’s their right…however, should their recklessness touch the life or lives of others in a harmful manner, this recklessness becomes everyone’s concern…

The only way we can better the world is by bettering ourselves…The only way we can change the world…is to change ourselves…We can alter the surge of the virus and put it in decline…by following the guidelines to do so…We can bring about justice in the world, by being a voice and activist against injustice…Just as John Lewis spent his entire life doing…and he ushered in and brought about change…crucial change in the fight for Civil Rights…Equality is not a privilege…but a human right! July says goodbye…I say make it your beginning…

We must all change the rhythm of the world…We must sing a more righteous and heartfelt song by changing the words and the melody to reflect the times…We cannot continue to live and function in a “dead” past.  We must choose life and advancement…

As July says goodbye, let August say “Hello, this month will make a difference, because, I will make that difference…”

You can…You will…You must…nothing will change, if you don’t.  You are the difference…Only you can change the course of this Pandemic…Injustice…Humanity…

Common sense…

Compassion…

Conquer and elevate the world to a better tomorrow…

Tomorrow is August…

A new month…a new beginning to make that change…

Goodbye…July….


 

 

 

Messages…

Messages…

Sometimes without consciously knowing why…we are sent messages…messages to be shared that can change one life…or change millions…sometimes we receive messages that convey to us that there are forces at work that we just can’t conceive really as existing…until we are sent a message…

On July 1, 1991, I was in Germany…I laid down to sleep that night…I wrote a poem the next day…recalling the dream I had that night…I would like to share it with you now…

“Light of Love”

Another Light went out today…

The Lord, He called him home to stay…

This Light was truly special, you see…

He came in Love, and gave endlessly.

Born an only child with a negative start

He turned his life around with his lightness of heart

He learned to laugh by taking it all in stride…

And won the hearts of millions…

By letting them look inside…

He used his humanness to tell poignant stories…

Tales of Prejudice…Courage…and ultimate glories…

He cherished the union of family…

Extending this warmth to include you and me.

This beautiful spirit will be missed by all…

His courage and strength, will forever stand tall.

I fell asleep last night, not knowing his fate…

And we laughed and chatted…walking towards Heaven’s Gate…

He spoke of Dan Blocker with mischief and fondness in his eyes…

Recalling many pranks…and friendship ties…

After strolling memory lane, Victor French came by…

I told Victor would take him the rest of his way…

I could not take him…Right here, I had to stay…

As they walked the Highway to Heaven…I watched…and cried…

It was then I knew…Michael Landon had died…

The morning of July 2, 1991, I was actually in the car with some friends, on the way to Berlin, when the international news came on, and the announcer said, “Michael Landon lost his battle with cancer last night…He was 54…”I felt a cold chill go down my back… I remembered thinking all the while we were together, “What’s going on here? Why am I walking with Michael Landon? Why is he chattering so, and why are we walking through this neighborhood, with him pointing out Dan Blocker’s home, and telling me these stories?” Perhaps it was the Universe giving me a bird’s eye view into life after death…that nothing dies…just changes.

Here we are again…back to “changes.”

Messages are powerful streams of consciousness…opening our vision to the vastness of what IS…

Nothing is beyond the realm of possibility… We must learn to see that…and believe it.

We can change our world…We can create a “better.”  A better that extends itself to everyone…from beginnings initiated by you…and me…

What messages have you received that you can transfer to yourself and the world, to create and make a change for…”The Better?”

What gem has the Universe sent your way that can make a world of difference? Take a moment and reflect what has passed before you today…something that you may have missed…due to your indifference…or self-absorption…something, that would make a difference in one life…or millions.

Play back the tape in your mind…there is a message or two…that went over your head…where if you were to recall the events of your day…it would be right there…waiting…like an open book…offering its wisdom…knowledge…and healing…

Welcome the messages…you were chosen as the vessel of “Messenger.”

Release the message…become the “Deliverer” to one life…or…millions…

Sleep on it….

a day

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