Everyday In America…Today Another Step Towards Salvation…

Everyday in America, we are faced with some new challenge that we have awakened due to our own self-examination…and we will continue to encounter these challenges as long as we live our lives and function in a great divide…

This journey of salvation is necessary to change the hearts of many and strengthen the hearts of those familiar with the path our entire nation must now take part in…or perish.

Today, we reached a pinnacle in the quest of salvaging our humanity, with a verdict that announced to the world that we can reach into our hearts…and uphold truth…honor our principles and values in acknowledging that everyone, regardless of color, are entitled to life…liberty…and the pursuit of happiness. God honored life in creating it…we can honor life by preserving it…it is our duty to be shepherds of life…not to discriminate and decide who has the right to live and breathe…and who doesn’t.

I experienced a sense of peace in my tears while hearing the verdict in this trial of Derek Chauvin and his taking of George Floyd’s life…for his (George’s) family…and all the other families touched and torn apart by racism so blatantly practiced by some in law enforcement uniforms… who constantly breach their oaths with impunity to “protect and serve”…as a way to exterminate and eliminate those who do not look like them… As was the case with my brother…and so many countless others through the years…and still continuing… because of the color of their skin…and their justice was not an option to ever be considered…until now.

We still have a long, long road to travel in ultimately understanding what it means to be a part of humanity and stand up for human lives…not colors…and understand that diversity is God’s gift of love to us…He sees the beauty and purpose in every human being… Can’t we?

Today’s verdict gave us a flame in the torch that we must carry forward…on our journey to salvation as a nation…and as people who belong to the human race…striving to preserve our humanity….

We….are the reflection of our salvation….

We are the flames that ignite…and light…the torch we carry forward today…

Let us use it…to light our way into every tomorrow…..

HE IS RISEN…It’s a Brand New Day…For Humanity…

Easter Sunday is a testament to humanity…A reminder that your ticket to Heaven has been bought and paid for…through the Blood of Jesus…

Easter Sunday is the greatest testament to Love that will ever come to be…

We just need to go within…to recognize the sacrifice given…for the Love of Humanity.

Yesterday morning…I awoke to words in my heart…in gracious thanks and testament to my spiritual understanding of this great and powerful love that was given for us…and to us…Yet, we exercise such limited understanding of its meaning…and power.

There is a tremendous healing and restorative power in love…like a mustard seed…just a little love goes a long way.

Easter isn’t about dyeing eggs…luscious baskets filled with candy and little trinkets…parading around in “Easter best” or bonnets…

The meaning of Easter is the miracle of Love and the Resurrection of throwing off the flesh (the material)…and recognizing the power of the Spirit (Love) and what can be accomplished in selfless and unconditional giving of this essence and most powerful… living energy.

Christ was consistent and unwavering in His acts of Love…even with those who were perceived as His enemies…

“Forgiveness” is a most significant key in understanding the power and magic of Love…

Christ came to teach us…to show us by example…the incredible and unbelievable power…of Love.

He believed that once we understood Love…we would do greater works than He…

He Is Risen….

Can we rise?

A soul must be willing to rise…

He can and did…lead us there…Can we rise?

Let your heart guide you…

Here are the words that came to me, yesterday-morn…

IN THE NAME OF JESUS

He Said…

Come sit upon my tomb

Open up your heart…make room…

This sacrifice I make

Is your choice for commitment to take…

A vow of Love…Love…Love…

Handed down from above…(a)bove…(a)bove…

So that you can be Free…Free…Free…

Throughout E-ter-ni-ty!

He laid down His life, you see…

Given up for you and me

Stand up and praise His Name…

Your life won’t be the same…

Shout it out with joy…Exclaim

Go ahead…just say His Name…

Jesus…Jesus…JESUS!

He rescued me!

He saved my soul…blessed are we!

Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

Let the truth be told…
He rescued me!!!

He took me from the dark into the Light

He showed me how to win the fight…

By knowing wrong from right…

He set me Free…Free…Free!

Throughout E-ter-ni-ty!

Laid down His life…you see

Gave it up for you and me…

Stand up and praise His Name…

Never ever gonna be the same…Same…SAME!

Shout it out with Joy…Exclaim

Shout it out…there is no shame!

Shout it out, yes! Say His Name…

Jesus…Jesus…JESUS!

He rescued me…He saved my soul you see…

He came to me…Me…ME

So I could be free…Free…FREE

Throughout E-ter-ni-ty!

Laid down His life…You see

In Salvation…

For you and me…

He came to set us free…

This joy won’t let me be…

Laid down His life…

Glo-ry!!!

Laid down His life…

Saved me…

In the Name of Jesus…

In the Name of Jesus…

In the Name of Jesus…

A-men….

We can rise…if we believe…

It isn’t about following a religion…

It’s about Believing…

The “Knowing” that lives in our hearts…tells us this is truth…even if we refuse to believe.

We are here…In The Name of Love…

Christ gave up His life…In The Name of Love…

Christ is Risen…

Resurrected…In The Name of Love…

BELIEVE…

Easter Sunday is the culmination of events…resulting in the Greatest Love of All…

Yes…HE HAS RISEN…

And paved a Way…for us to follow.

Happy Easter…Happy Resurrection Day…

You are most Loved…..

Good Friday…

Today is the day observed as the day of the Crucifixion…Good Friday.

The day was reflective of the occasion….It was cold…overcast…winds whipping around corners…a snowflake or two…

One could almost say the weather was an indication of the somber event which took place a few millennium ago.

While marking the end of Lent for Christians and the 40-day fast…Christ was arrested and executed…giving his life out of love for humanity…remembered as Holy Friday…or God’s Friday….giving way to “Good Friday.”

Love…All in the name of Love…

This sacrifice for the sake of the sins of humanity…as well as His love for human kind…should give us all the more reason to love one another…

If Christ suffered and died for the sins of the world…can’t we embrace and practice the simplicity of Love?

The signs are everywhere…beginning with Good Friday….

To everything…there is a time and a season….

This is the time and season to reacquaint yourself with Love…..

All of Heaven is watching…

Let not this great sacrifice go unnoticed…

Reaffirm with God’s Friday…

Remember…and Be Blessed!

Day In and Day Out… Holy Week Is Here.

Day in and day out

Year after year…

I ask myself why…

Why am I here?

This planet called Earth

Is a beautiful place…

But somehow its people

Have fallen from Grace…

They’ve totally distorted

A precious gift

Sent out from above…

The Wisdom of the Heavens

The gift of Love…

Day in and day out

Year after year…

Angels weep

To save the souls here…

Somehow it’s been forgotten

Through the passage of time…

Not to love one another

Is surely a crime…

It’s easier to be cruel…

To hate…you see…

Than to look for the love…

In you and me…

Day in and day out

Year after year…

I ask my God why…

Why am I here?

The answer comes softly…

Most certain and clear:

To restore the Love

So blocked out…by fear…

To give your heart

With compassion and cheer…

Truly learn…to turn

The other cheek…

Bring Light to the lost…

Comfort the weak…

As all life is mine…

It is also yours…

To strengthen

To nurture

To open closed doors…

If all this is done

Without thought to the deed…

You will have fulfilled

A very crucial need…

Day in and day out

Year after year…

Shine like a beacon

Let them know

I Am here…

Why…you ask…

Why are you here?

To show My Children…

I still hold them dear….

In this Holy Week…where all come together to pay reverence in their way to the meaning of Easter… Remember what it means to lay down your life…so that others may have life eternal…

Give reverence to those plagued and hounded by Racism…Prejudice…Discrimination…Hatred…

Imagine…what it would be like to be singled out because of the color of your skin…

Or have hatred visited upon you…because you are Asian…and treated with contempt…because of social ignorance and fear…

Or plagued by religious persecutions which go on all over the world in the waging of wars…and genocide…

To understand this week of Crucifixion…Sacrifice…Death…Resurrection and Life…Walk the path as each day passes…and understand what a Love as great as this really means for each and every one of us… Even if you don’t believe…look in your heart for the meaning of Love…and understand…that there is no love greater than to lay down your life for another…

Symbolically, stand up…speak out…come to the aid of…

Day in and day out…year after year…the trials and tribulations of Holy Week, are always being visited upon one individual or group of the human family…

One… who over 2000 years ago…did not think twice to stand up…speak out…and come to the aid of…ultimately giving the sacrifice of His life…for humanity’s gain.

He looked upon people as doing greater works than He…

We have only to witness those who have stepped out on faith and changed the course of human life in their selfless contributions to the betterment of humankind…

Step out of the shadow of fear…into the Light…

Day in and day out…year after year…

You may be the reason…

God holds His Children… dear….

Guardian Of Light…

At any time one can open up to Light…One can accept the Light…One can surrender to the Light…

We are all at crossroads in our lives…we have all been called to face the dawning of another change in the history of humankind…

The challenges which have been unfolding before us… will continue to unfold and take place…until we understand the real meaning of our lives…and the roles we play upon this planet…and in the lives of others…those we know…and those we have yet to know….There is absolutely no way around our connectivity to one another…friends…loved ones…enemies…strangers…we will never sever the thread that connects all of us…and everything…within our worlds…and the universe.

Perhaps you have never ventured outside of your universe…convinced that your world is of your own creation and those in it…are by your own design… You can continue to believe it…if you like…yet, it will never change what is…

We all have been called to task with the present state and functioning of our country… Who can deny that what is taking place from politics to food on the table…has not affected each and every one of us in some shape or form…

America is under siege…

We have an invisible enemy in the form of a virus…that has taken over our lives…to show us the meaning of our lives…and still, there are many who choose to defy this virus…and their defiance is affecting and putting many others at risk. So much for autonomy…

I have written a poem…

It calls everyone of us into action… We are Guardians…We must hear the voice within that is speaking to us all to do what is right…and to stand vigilant and strong…and enter the Light…

There is more to life than living…

One must master the Art of Giving…

Learning to open up your heart

Will give you a marvelous start…

It will guide you to Truth and Right…

Marking your journey

As a Guardian of Light…

Many will try

To Lead you astray…

Be strong

Walk on

Keep silent… and Pray…

Know and trust

The Power within…

Your angels will assemble

And rush to defend…

Hold to the laws

Handed down from Above…

Generate the Magic…

And Wisdom of Love…

And soon…

Very soon…

Before the falling of night…

You will have become…

A Guardian of Light….

It is written that mankind will destroy itself…It is a vision that is coming close to being realized…especially in light of the pandemic now plaguing the planet…and human impatience to practice patience and protocol…along with blatant indifference to Equality on every level of human existence…

Things MUST change…We can all be instruments of change…and salvation…

Your Light within…is calling you to act without…

You are a Warrior…

You are…A Guardian of Light….

What If…

What if…

Every act of human kindness…and every act committed against humanity…determined the fate of our existence continuing on this planet…along with the continuity of life on Earth…

Would that change your heart?

Would kindness and charity always be at the top of your “to do” list?

What if…

Every negative act…took away 24 hours of Earth’s rotation around the Sun…lessening and shortening all life expectation? With consciously committed negative acts, increasing this phenomenon…by the power of 100?

What if…

You could reduce 10 acts of negativity by standing up to racial injustice…and ensure the world would turn another revolution…would you?

What if…

The meaning of life isn’t complexity…but simplicity…and the simplicity…is simply learning how to love one another…without conditions…without bias?

What if…

Thoughts were things…and things were thoughts…and we’ve manifested harmful thoughts and things into the world…Can we change our thoughts and things into that which is more beneficial and positive to humanity and our planet?

What if…

You really were the key to changing America and the world by always standing up to racial injustice?

What if…

You could erase negativity by your input of positivity…at every given opportunity?

What if…

Practicing simplicity opened the door to understanding that love is unconditional and unbiased?

What if…

In recognizing that thoughts are things…and things are thoughts…and consciously channeling only the good would bring about positive and beneficial manifestations which would elevate humanity and our planet to a reachable state of peace?

Take away the “what if…” from everything said…

It’s all true….

We must want to embrace the good and the positive…more than those who embrace and magnify negativity.

What if…

You gave yourself over to Love?

Let go…let Love…

And witness the transformation…

What if…

You like it?

To Blame…Is To Shame…Ourselves….

America is falling to a sickness which can be treated…

Blaming Asians for the virus…and perpetrating violence against people of Asian descent…is to shame ourselves.

To continue this ignorance with hatred is a direct attack upon our humanity…

Whenever acts of hatred are visited upon another it creates a chain effect of deterioration upon the growth and development of the human race in consciousness and spirituality…

And when acts of kindness and defense is given in protecting the rights of those violated by such acts of hatred and stupidity…it raises the bar of hope for humanity…

We blame and shame ourselves in doing nothing…because it only continues the cycle of mental madness which feeds itself and grows in its dysfunctional prowess…with every unchecked folly projected upon another in hatred….

Our saving grace are those who stand up to hatred by standing strong with the victims…speaking out…and challenging those who are infected with their own debilitating virus: Hatred.

There is a cure for the virus of hatred…

Yes…hatred can be eradicated…where it can spread no more…

The cure is Love….

To Blame….is to Shame…ourselves…

If we continue to ignore the cure which will give humanity longevity…

We will succumb to the virus and disease of Hatred…

And the greatest cure of all…is free of charge and always available to tap…

Love one another…

Develop your immunity….

Today…..

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….

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….

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