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…..

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?

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…..

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…..

Spiritual Food…What Is Your Fuel?

Spiritual Food…

What fuels your spirit?

What is your breakfast…lunch…and dinner of spirit?

What fuel or food do you take in which feeds your spirit?

We know what fuels the body…

We know we must eat to live…not live to eat…yet so many of us live to eat.

We are like kids in a candy store!  The “foodies” among us are generally gourmets in our own right…and we live to eat…despite the fact that what sends our taste buds to the moon we delight in the journey to the point of overdoing it in consumption because it tastes so good!  We know we shouldn’t…we know that for some of us our weight will “wear” what we eat…and for some of us we may suffer health issues…however, that piece of chocolate cake, or that extra helping of fries gives us that ”devil-may-care” attitude and we convince ourselves that we’ll deal with the physical consequences of our gastronomic indulgences…later.

So what consequences result in regards to spiritually overindulging in what we “feed” our spirits?

The greatest examples of spiritual consumption of fuels and foods that work contrary to the spirit is what we’ve witnessed in the last four years in the form of Trump…his GOP…his supporters…

They chose to feed their spirits Lies instead of Truth…

Hatred… instead of Love…

Violence… instead of Peace…

Suppression… instead of Freedom…

Division… instead of Unity…

Cruelty… instead of Compassion…

Selfishness… instead of Humanitarianism…

Anger… instead of Levelheadedness…

Delusion… instead of Reality…

Absolute Power… instead of Democracy…

Eventually, the continual ingesting of these foods and fuels to the spirit will result in the demise of the spirit… Nothing good can ever emerge from evil… and only good…can deliver from evil….

Should we find ourselves walking down the path of evil…by feeding our spirits with foods and fuels that are not in sync with nourishing, lifting and enlightening our spirits to the highest level of humility, humanity…and love…we must step back and observe what is going on around us…and within us…and ask, “Am I contributing to my highest good which connects to all those around me…including the well-being of the planet? Or am I connecting with the darkest abominations of my spirit…and casting those monstrosities upon the world in destruction of humanity and the planet?”

Observe the chaos in our country and the world…take note of the “plagues” in the form of a mutating virus which gives minuscule signs of hope…only to take away that hope in delivering perhaps more devastation upon humanity…because there are those who choose to feed their spirits rebellion and defiance…rather than comply to social distancing and mask wearing to save themselves…and their fellow humans…

Look at the changing weather patterns due to the mistreatment of our planet through the quest for material gain in destroying the environment…and our atmosphere…. by drilling and sucking the life out of the planet…and releasing gases into the air that we breathe…and eating the foods and fueling the mind with denial…and “natural occurrences” rhetoric that takes place every 100 years or so…

After centuries and decades of ingesting and releasing spiritual pollutants…we are witnessing the results.

We must change what we feed and how we fuel our spirits…

Those of us who understand and are working on maintaining our diets of spiritual intake with positive and enlightening energies must continue to forge forward in our practices… We must encourage those who are working to get on and stay on the path of nourishing their spirits and the spirits of others with “good and healthy” foods and fuels…and increase in number and voice to counteract those who choose to continue to overindulge in satiating their bottomless, spiritual appetites for corruptible and egregious foods and fuels.

We will prevail if we stay the course…beginning with addressing the spiritual fallout that has left our country in a state of disarray and chaos…

Compromise only leads to eventual backsliding and succumbing to temptation…

Lead us not into temptation…

Take our daily bread…

Deliver us from evil…

By the way of the Spirit…

Manna from Heaven…

And our spiritual food and fuel…

Of Truth…..

We cannot afford to wait until later…

We cannot put off tomorrow…what can be done today…right now…

Every moment that goes by…

Our spirits hunger…

There are no substitutions…

Take in what is good…

And feed your spirit.

T’Was The Night Before Christmas…

T’was the night before Christmas…

And all hopes were high…

With darkness all around…hope is worth a try…

Let’s cast away sighs…and have a good cry…

After all, Christmas is on the horizon…let all cares fly…

We must embrace the joy and find belief again…

We will survive and find the strength to stand…

Even if Covid prevents us from taking each other’s hand…

Find peace…even if for one day…

We can always find thanks and the heart to pray…

Tomorrow brings the promise of Light…

All that is good…faithful…and right….

We are always best at our worst you see…

Stick to the plan to save family…

Love your life…and the lives of others…

We are all in this together…every human…our sisters and brothers…

T’was the night before Christmas…

Rest…and rest well…

For tomorrow is Christmas…and you have a story to tell…

What you will record will depend upon you…

Be mindful…be safe…

Christmas 2021… will bring much to do!

Merry Christmas…May God be with you, too!

Celebrate Your Innocence…

Simplicity…the lack of knowledge…purity…Remember when?  We can always choose to take it back…the sanctity of the finer side of being a child is still locked somewhere within each and every one of us…

One way to find the way back to love, is to summons that part of us when innocence was our way of discovery along the path of life…

Therefore, everyday…celebrate, and call forth your innocence…with the heart of a child…

Yesterday, the sky grew dark, and before I knew it, the rain came pouring down.  I went downstairs to the door, took off my shoes, and went outside into the pouring rain! I stood in the front yard, as my neighbors sat on their porch, safely enjoying the downpour, and suddenly, I just started to whirl like a dervish as the rain soaked through my clothes!  It was so wonderful! People passing in cars, waved and smiled…another neighbor and his daughter started walking in the rain, and I stopped my dancing to just stand…with my face looking up into the falling rain…enjoying this manna from heaven, which also cooled down the humidity in the air.  I took my bare feet to the water in the street, stepped into the puddles and kicked up my heels, splashing and enjoying the freedom and cleansing this summer rain had gifted…

Then…it was over.  The rain had stopped, and the sun found its way out again…I went back indoors, still soaking from the rain…my pants, wet up to the knees from the puddle playing…I was still reeling with excitement of this simple pleasure!

Innocence is release…Innocence is the purity of your peace within…Let it go…and remember who you are…

We must remember to let life be sometimes…to step back and take a moment to be…ourselves.

Stop being the expectation of someone else…stop denying your innocence…your purity…your simplicity…Go fishing…take a walk…go on a pilgrimage…fly a kite…go skydiving…blow bubbles…go river rafting…go on a safari…climb the Himalayas…bird watch…go to the Grand Canyon…Dance!

Find your peace…celebrate and release…reconnect with your innocence…embrace the childlike simplicity…that you’ve locked away within…

Once you have refreshed and renewed your spirit…carry on with the tasks at hand…with simplicity…and purity…and a happy heart.

Remember when?

No need to remember…you can always “be”…anytime…anywhere…

Celebrate, and release…return to innocence…

Return… to you….

19 Days Later…Here We Are…Again!

Flag Day…19 days later…

Something is extremely wrong with this picture…19 days after the murder in Minnesota of George Floyd, by a police officer, as three of his colleagues stood by and callously watched; we witness another murder of a young Black man, Rayshard Brooks, 27, in Atlanta, Georgia, by a police officer…Rayshard was shot twice in the back, as he was running away from two police officers, trying to arrest him…

Shot…twice in the back…running away from them…unarmed. My brother…all over again!!! How many more Black lives will be taken before police reform is initiated across America, and Racism is dismantled
in the hearts and minds of those who look upon people of color…as less than human…when the origin of life of every human being on this planet…began and came out of Africa! One race…which calls itself the human race…originated in Africa…again, I say it!!!

Can one wipe out the life from which they came?! Can one tear out the heart of their mother? Can one take away the breath of another…because they don’t know their brother or sister…because your brother and sister don’t look like you? Behold the hearts and minds entrenched and indoctrinated and immersed in Racism…

This evil that is embraced and continually taught to generations…will put an end to all human life…before change can be initiated, accepted and implemented…this horrific legacy must be eradicated now…or future generations will be destroyed before they have the opportunity to live in peace and freedom…regardless of whom does or doesn’t look like whom…

Start teaching “humanity” instead of racism… Feed your children…and your children’s children about the beauty of diversity…with love and appreciation of the fact that all people…especially people who don’t look like you…deserve life…and the breath of life….

Teach them that we are all one race of people…that we are all related to one another…and when a Black man or woman is felled by policemen’s bullets and brutality…or by a private citizen who believes they are privileged and above the law for doing the same thing…remind them…that they have taken someone related to them…that they have released a mother’s cry to forever be reverberated throughout the heavens with a pain that can never be imagined… that their hatred and racism has torn another gaping hole in the fabric of humanity…then imagine…if the world were different…and it was your child…and they faced the same fate…because of the color of their skin…Just imagine… Look back at this country’s history of Black America…What if…You were Black America???

It only takes a moment to change your heart…to commit to change centuries of inequality and injustice…look in the mirror…and begin…with your next breath…

This country can not afford another 19 days from June 12th in Atlanta…for another son or daughter of color to be murdered in the name of racism…and police misconduct.

America is hanging…by a thread…a thread called Racism….

A Path To Peace…

A Path To Peace…Can we find it? Is there such a thing? And when we find it, will we find passage on the path to begin the journey?

The Path To Peace…is right in front of us…it’s overgrown with brambles of hatred…injustice…deception…lies…discrimination…prejudice…greed…racism…selfishness…unrighteousness…centuries of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man…these brambles are thickets of endless egregious acts…

Can a path ever be cleared to begin the forgiveness and healing that will summons a preamble to Peace…for all?

Our country’s history towards diversity has never been one of welcome…down to the treatment of our brothers and sisters indigenous to America…

A Path To Peace…is crucial to the survival of this Nation…as a path is cleared…we will experience the pain of contact with the many thorns lining the prickly shrubs and vines to be cut down and hauled away… in preparation for our journey to peace…

Are you ready for this journey? This path has been hidden from view far too long…

Put on your gloves if you must…Your spade of love is calling…

 

There Is Peace…On Every Front…

There is Peace…On every front…

Isn’t it strange how what was once thought to be so important that it was worth fighting over, no longer has any importance…when something more extreme enters the picture, like a life or death pandemic?

Has anyone noticed that there has been no warring or terrorist attacks…anywhere?  There has been no mention of wars or conflicts anywhere…and whatever is going on in conflicts…Covid-19 will put an end to those soon enough…

This virus is blind to hatred…discrimination…racism…prejudice…skin color…ethnicity…language…culture…young…old…rich…poor…celebrity…famous…stations in life…careers…royalty…the good…the bad…the beautiful…the not so beautiful…as far as its concerned…no one is safe…no one will be spared… Unless we turn it around…by paying attention…by listening…and acting in the best interest of others as well as ourselves…

And in order to see the big picture we must practice love and compassion.

I want to share another one of my favorite songs with you…  Let There Be Peace On Earth… When you read these words, feel them…put yourself into them and live them…because everything begins and ends with us…and if we close our hearts to what is possible for every last one of us who are presently residents of this planet Earth…we will be reminded by any means necessary…and the reminder sitting on everyone’s doorstep right now…is Covid-19…

Let There Be Peace On Earth

And let it begin with me

Let There Be Peace On Earth

The peace that was meant to be

 

With God as our Father

Brothers (and sisters) all are we

Let me walk with my brother (sister)

In perfect harmony

 

Let peace begin with me

Let this be the moment now

 

With ev’ry step I take

Let this be my solemn vow

To take each moment and live

Each moment in peace eternally

Let There Be Peace On Earth

And let it begin with me

 

Songwriters: Jill Jackson/Sy Miller

I took a little poetic license to add “sister(s)” because that’s the way it is…

Everything has taken a back seat to Covid-19…and it will be here…living amongst us…guiding us back to the basics of life…living… and what matters most…Humanity.

There is peace on every front…

And it begins with you….

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