Paving The Road To The Future…

What we’ve done…Where we’ve been…Where we go from there…will determine the road America paves to the future…

Everyday in America, events of significance take place that will shape the destiny of that road. There are going to be many choices on what materials will be used to build this road…and what we choose to support in policy…to make a road that is a lasting infrastructure into the future.

What takes place in our country on a daily basis isn’t always pleasant or positive…However, it must be addressed because these episodes do affect the lives of every citizen in some shape, form or fashion…Most people will disagree because they believe that they are living in their own carved out corner of the universe, functioning in their own piece of the country within the lives they have created for themselves, and what they say, do and decide is what goes because they are in their own space….

If they remained in their own universe…in their own piece of the country which houses their city or town, inside their own abode, without any human contact outside their dwelling…they still would not be the island that they think isolates them from affecting others with their actions, words and deeds. So, it is important that we are mindful of everything going on around us that can and will affect the growth or demise of our nation…

It is important to know the current events which are going on around us and affecting lives everyday…in America, as well as the world. It is our duty to ensure that the roads we pave are better than the last…and that they are built solidly to lead to better destinations than the roads that have thus been paved, becoming America’s road map to History…

Those roads appear to be leading back to some dark and horrific events in America’s past, and we all have the pen and pencils to construct sound and unfettered blueprints for roadways that will replace the weak and unstable roads that are still being used to plod a way into the future…

We have the opportunities to choose how our country will move forward and what role it will play in influencing the world to become the better vision in embracing and uplifting humanity…by observing, reflecting and acting upon the negatives taking place in our own country…with the complete understanding that there are no “untouchables” in humankind…every action affects innocence somewhere…not only those who are innocent in nature…but those who become victims through unsavory thoughts, words and deeds…from war to gender inequality…and every act of inhumanity being committed around the globe…

In a small way what is written on this blog is written to “ignite your light within” to stir your power without…to be a part of the solution…by becoming aware…and becoming better…in your life…and your purpose…

What the world is…is because of its inhabitants…What America is…is because of its inhabitants…taking part…or not taking part in what it now has become…whatever your view…participation…non-participation…opinions…or no opinions…you are shaping America and the world….

If we want a future…we must pave better…stronger…positive and lasting roads, paying heed to their foundations and infrastructures…and who we allow to build them…

It is time to take up your pencils and pens…your voices…your positive instruments of change which you carry within the heart of you…and make your contribution(s) of betterment to a country and a world calling out to “architects” to pave roads to an ailing humanity and planet…it’s never too late to use your light…to create a future….

Every contribution which uplifts…is a brick in the road…

A simple smile has been known to build roads to joy…

A wonderful beginning….

Pave the road.

The 7 Kwanzaa Principles Are Universal…

Today, December 26, begins the celebration of Kwanzaa, until January 1, 2022.

Each day is dedicated to one of the seven principles which are as follows:

  1. Umoja – Unity
  2. Kujichaguilia – Self-Determination
  3. Ujima – Collective Work and Responsibility
  4. Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics
  5. Nia – Purpose
  6. Kuumba – Creativity
  7. Imani – Faith

These seven principles, or Nguzo Saba in Kiswahili, are universal in their practice and purpose…something we can all engage in dedicating ourselves to observe and practice…everyday.

This is the time for families and communities to come together to remember the past and to celebrate African American culture…The diversity of humankind declares in every voice…every holiday observed…in every Race…Creed…and Culture…the importance and contributions…the struggles…atrocities…victories…losses…successes…any and all imaginable hills…valleys…mountains and challenges…human created…or created by forces out of humankind’s control…have concluded with survival and the recognition of the best of the human spirit…in the community and family of human beings…known as the Human Race.

Let us choose a principle…or all seven, and practice making significant contributions to the growth and continuity of our human family and communities…

We must learn to understand and embrace our connectivity to one another….celebrate it…nurture it…protect it…respect it…love it.

It has never been about declaring “separatism” in any form…yet we have come to create schisms to stand apart and divide our family…and our communities…

God or the force you believe to accept…created diversity to test the human spirit…to test it’s acceptance of beauty…and how it is defined…in your eyes…In God’s eyes…the beauty of every diverse creation is loved…cherished…and uplifted…God does not differentiate…the condemnation comes from the lack of love….How deep and comprehensive is humankind’s understanding and practice of Love?

Start by celebrating Kwanzaa…the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa are Universal…

Educate yourself to the beauty of diversity…

Strive to understand…and practice the multiverse of Love…

Happy Kwanzaa!!!!

A Matter of Choice…

Everyday we are faced with making choices…and accepting the consequences of our choices…good or not so good outcomes…however, our choices just the same.

No one can make us do anything…they can present us with choices…which we ultimately will settle by making our choice, weighing the consequences of our choice, before we make it.

Some people choose to believe, demonstrate and declare that they are being forced into making choices that may or may not be agreeable to them or their lifestyle…. Taking that stance and making such accusations and assumptions free their conscience from taking responsibility for making a choice…any choice…especially if they view it as unfavorable to them.

Life is made up of moments and choices. Free-will is always exercised no matter how dire the outcome or circumstance…or how wonderful or brilliant the yield may be in making choices.

Very rarely do our choices not touch the lives and circumstances of others. Many choose (there it is again, “choice”) to believe that their choices do not affect anyone or anything other than themselves…

Not true.

Just because that is your belief and you do not always look beyond your choices, doesn’t make your choice solely unto you. The universe is based on connectivity to all things great and small…

So when you make your choices in life, consider the responsibility. Choices direct lives…make lives…take lives…destroy lives…break lives…give lives…extend lives…spare lives…respect lives…appreciate lives…humble lives…restore lives…

Strive to make the best possible choices and understand the consequences…and take responsibility.

Responsibility is also a Matter of Choice….

Live…and make responsible choices…

Don’t blame others…for the choices you make…

Your life…your choices.

Every choice creates a thread…

Every thread connects a life…moment…or universe.

Be grateful for the journey…

And create a “better.”

It’s your choice……

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….

Today…Make A Vow…

Today…Make A Vow…

Today…Make A Vow…To be True To Yourself…

You are the one person who matters this New Year…This New Day…

Getting it right with yourself means that not only you benefit…everyone around you does also.  Everyday…and every second of everyday…connect to the source… God…the Universe…whatever is the source that feeds your fountain…your soul…and connect to get your “assignment” for your life’s direction.  This will be the page of your “purpose” added to your Book of Life on your journey of conscious discovery…

Receive the Vision…meant for you…

Have ears to Listen…

Listen to the whisper…it will become louder and louder…God is speaking to you…

We are our own “experiment.” We determine if we will become a successful experiment…or a failed first trial…Everyday…every second…we have the ability to alter the “formula”, to add the right ingredients toward a successful outcome…or we can choose to stay with the present set of ingredients…and never produce a successful result….

Be true to yourself…set an example…become the remedy or solution. 

Don’t waste energy complaining or explaining the logic of any situation.  Become the solution and “project” the “cure.”

Life is much too short…every day we get confirmed truth of this realization. Power up through your source…and Become…

Become the person you want to be…by becoming the person you are meant to be…connecting to your source every moment of every day will guarantee you… Become…

Soon it will be “second nature” you will have developed your key to connect by remaining true to yourself.

This is the one place in your life where you become “selfish” to be “selfless”…

Live in no one’s shadow…Become the Light….

Today, you have 363 days…to be true to yourself…to transform yourself…and those around you…

Today…Make a vow…

Today…in vowing to be true to yourself…you will influence someone you touch…to become your legacy….

What is your legacy?

Do you know?

Yes…you do…here’s the formula…

Connect to your source…Every second of every day…

Have ears to Listen….

Receive the Vision…meant for you…

Become the remedy or solution…

Don’t waste energy complaining…

Become…and “project” the “cure”…

Live in no one’s shadow…Become…The Light.

How do you receive the formula?

Vowing to be…

True to yourself…..

The Two Most Prized Gifts This Christmas Day…

The two most prized gifts this Christmas Day are…the gift of Love…and the gift of Life…

The Universe has given humanity the task of extending life through love…by understanding and utilizing the meaning of “unconditional.”

The true meaning of Christmas which began to shift in the mid-19th century is “To give up one’s very self—to think of others…how to bring the greatest happiness to others.”

This Christmas we were tasked with choosing to adhere to the standing protocol involving social distancing and mask wearing to curb and slow down the spread of a raging plague classified as Covid-19, which came into being near the beginning of the year.  Many ignored protocol…and the virus gathered uncontrollable momentum and has now mutated to a strain that is faster in its ability to infect, increasing its reach into groups, such as people under the age of 30 and young children, nearly tripling its rate of mortality overall.

We have the ability to give life…by caring about the lives of others…by practicing social precautions known to arrest the spread of this deadly disease.  That includes traveling…

Can we care about others more than we care about ourselves?  The sacrifice that brought forth Christmas Day was the birth of a savior…who would one day sacrifice his life…to save humanity from the ravages of sin…whereby granting everlasting life by giving up his own self…by thinking of others.

The excuses made to ignore the simplest of short-term remedies in order to get back to normalcy are weak and selfish and without regard to others and their right to life.

There will be mothers and fathers…grandmothers and grandfathers…sisters and brothers…children and grandchildren…aunts and uncles…cousins and friends…who will lose their lives, because someone and many… felt they could ignore protocols, and live life as if it were normal…in the Age of Covid-19.

So many asymptomatic individuals are passing the virus onto others… Think of the thousands who could be spared and saved from this avenue of transmission if everyone wore a mask?

If doctors and nurses and other healthcare personnel, who are willing to put your life first…before their lives… and many have given up their lives in treating and caring for those stricken with this horrific disease…can’t we also love life enough to give the gift of life to another?

Out of love, we can give the gift of life through love…we can give the gift of life through helping those who are less fortunate in making it through this devastating trial of life altering circumstances…we must remember that any one of us can be touched by the tragedy of the Coronavirus…any one of us can be touched by the threat of eviction…any one of us has and can lose our livelihoods…but in the midst of it all…we must remember our humanity.  We have…and always will be…our brother and sister’s keeper…no matter what race…culture…creed…or any form of diversity…our purpose is to realize the connectivity we share with every living creature…the breath of life does not discriminate…it is the life of life… Un-conditionality must bring us to this realization…Love…must bring us to this realization….

This Christmas Day…out of darkness…light can come forth…through each and every one of us…The power of humanity’s longevity…is in your hands…and mine.

No act is too small…given out of love…it becomes a great miracle to one in need…

You are the first day of someone’s life…

Practice social distancing…

Wear a mask…

Please restrict your travel for just a little longer…

Donate a can of food to your local food bank…

Give a dollar or two to a charity that you know will help someone who has lost their home…or will help them save it.

You are chosen to save a life…by giving life…

Your importance isn’t measured by what you have or how much you can give…

You are important because you are the continuity of life…through your gift of love…through your gift of sharing the breath of life…

You are the giver of Christmas miracles…

The importance of Christmas…is you.

This Christmas Day, the two most prized gifts are the gift of Love…and the gift of Life…and you possess them both…

You have the free-will to exercise the giving…

Will you?

The Universe is watching….

Godspeed you the courage to honor your gifts…

Merry Christmas…2020.

Earth Day Message…She Is Healing…

Today is Earth Day…and during this pandemic which has resulted in social distancing and home confinement…it has also brought about the Earth healing herself…from humankind!

Without the tons of vehicles coming and going which contribute to the polluting of the air, the air is cleaner and clearer…

Without the water vessel traffic on Earth’s oceans, seas and rivers and lakes, these living waters have been able to begin a cleansing to clear the waters of pollutants dumped callously about by humankind…

This pandemic is indeed a wake up call to humanity…in more ways than one…

The message is loud and clear:  Take care of  the human race, take care of your planet… If this crucial message is not received…the next wave of truth will be just as devastating as what we are now bearing witness to…

I have been observing people in my city…it is heartbreaking to see those who are not practicing social distancing, or protecting themselves, or their children, or others… by covering their faces while out and about shopping for food or other essentials (or non-essentials) observing latex and vinyl gloves thrown about parking lots and sidewalks…

We must learn to live in harmony with our surroundings…our environment. The ground is not our trash bin.

Until a vaccine is discovered for this virus, and produced, masks and social distancing is the new normal… until that day happens.  No one is invincible…no one is untouchable… The sun and warm days are not going to make this viral pandemic disappear or go away…

Life as we once knew it…is gone forever.  It will never come or be…again.  A new world is emerging, and this change is happening now…and it will continue forward…with or without the cooperation of humanity….

It is time for balance…

The Earth is healing…

Humanity is being given the opportunity to heal…

Learn and live the meaning of love…in all of its many facets…especially loving your neighbor as yourself…we are all brothers and sisters…in a world of one race…The human race….

The Earth will heal and cleanse herself… with or without man’s intervention…or  continued destruction…The law of the Universe is Balance…. and balance it will.

Earth Day Message…She Is Healing…

Earth Message to Humanity…Heal your hearts and open your minds…

The Universe is preparing to Balance…denial and ignorance will not stand in its way…

It’s time to change…or get lost in the transformation…

Heal….

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