Monday, November 24, 2014

Turn tragedy to triumph. Turn anger into change.

...because momentary anger will not bring positive progress. 

A stance is needed. We need to be the ones who make it. With love. With a purpose. With each other.

Anger alone rarely creates positive change. What is needed is community mobilization through education. I don't mean just schooling but that isn't to say that 'higher learning' should be completely discounted. And I don't mean just black when I say community. The court system has never claimed to be just but a system that upholds law. Laws can be very unjust. Laws change as the people they govern habitually demand them to. Laws change when the people they govern fight laws which are unjust in the name of equality and integrity. Our anger as a collective will diminish over time. It has before and it will again. But collected efforts to make a positive change fueled now by anger and sustained by love will last and, in time, be the seed that makes things even better. Be angry. Then make a plan and take action that leads to positive change for us all. Together we can do something greater than any of us alone can.

#Hope #Faith #Love

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Faith is a verb... That is the secret of Faith.

"True desire in the heart for anything good is God's proof to You, sent before hand, to indicate that it is Yours already. That desire You have is the proof that it is already Yours. But faith without work is nothing. I've learned to say thank You in advance.  Anything You want, good, You can have - it's for the taking but You have to claim it, You have to say thank You for it. I've learned to say thank You in advance."
Many of us miss that faith is a verb - it is an action word. Faith is seen not in what You say but what You do. Our actions show what we truly believe.
One of the most frustrating things in talking to people, particularly folks who believe in a Higher Power by whatever name, is the idea that their destiny is chosen so they, we, no longer have to work for it - that it will simply appear as long as we "believe". That is foolish. Almost as much so as utilizing positive thinking to fix a problem (ie my tire is flat but if I think it isn't flat hard enough it won't be... get what I'm saying?!)
When we believe, when we have faith in an outcome we work as if there is no other option but that outcome. We become, what some folks would call, obsessed in doing what is needed to gain that outcome. Our faith becomes visible in our habitual actions. When we say thank You to the Universe for the results before hand, we are not doing it from a place of wishing but from a place of gratitude for the energy and ability to work it into existence. We give thanks for the ability to literally create our destiny. Whatever Your truest desire know that You are indeed capable of achieving it. Know that it may take Your whole freakin' life but if it is what You most want isn't that investment worth it?! Whatever You desire, wherever You say You put Your faith, let it  habitually show in what You do & in who You are. That is the secret to claiming the truest desires of Your heart, that is the secret of faith found in success.
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