Imagine a world

We are more than what we seem. We are light beings who are co-creators. We create. We create the life we choose. We create the world we choose. We create . We create the universe we choose. We are creating everything we are experiencing Right now.

Can we imagine and dream a world of peace? Can we imagine a world of light and grace? Can we imagine a world of joy and love?

Imagine a world so beautiful the colors vibrate with music. Imagine a world that sings in harmony with every person, animal, flower, tree, stream, river, ocean, breeze, and element.

Imagine a world so filled with peace the lions lick your hand and nuzzle your leg as you go on safari. Imagine a world with on need of zoos and vets. Imagine a world without war. Where we loved all life together. A world filled with joy at its highest vibration. Imagine a world without borders. Where we trusted our neighbors so much we no longer need police officers and armies.

Imagine a world so filled with light there is no need for the sun. A world that emitted light from every flower, tree and blade of grass. Imagine a world where thought was an immediate action. Where we blessed one another continually and all our hopes and dreams were for the best for all.

Imagine a world that vibrated in harmony with the cosmos. Where the music of the universe could be felt and heard. A world where every breath filled us with health and life. Where the waters were so pure, fish could be seen swimming even into the bottom of the ocean. Waters from the deep that knew when to moisten the soil and feed the plant life.

Imagine a world that loved the earth mother. Imagine a world that no longer needed protection. Imagine a world that knew everyone was perfect. Where Justice and liberty was a natural course of being. Where every person emitted inner light and love like waves of perfume.

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We know so many things. Our minds are filled with so many words and thoughts. We are full but we feel empty. There is never enough stuff to stop the longing for more. What we really need to do is downsize. We have been needing and wanting, when what we really desire is to be and do. We need to be love and do peace.

We are too full of things, we need to be empty. We are too involved, we need to be still. We have too much stuff, we need to give. We are encumbered, we need to be free. We cling, we need to let go. We have been collecting, we need to distribute.
In all things and in every way, we need to release to be filled with what and who we really are.

In meditation today, I began to pray in desperation to be delivered from failure. I felt I had failed in my life as a mother, wife and friend. Then I realized, I hadn’t allowed myself to be successful in these areas. I saw myself as a failure because I forgot to let go of the struggle and idea of what I thought it should look like. I was trying to create a success out of material things. Things will never demonstrate to anyone the true attribute of success because things are not real.

I forgot the Spiritual journey I’m on is a continual correction of missteps and falling short. I am successful just because I have chosen to be on this journey. I am successful because I can always forgive and readjust. It is a part of the journey to recognize, forgive and move closer to my destination. I am constantly being love, peace, joy every moment. And, when I miss it, I recognize it and continue on without participating in blaming and accusing. I can stay present because I chose to be present. I am love because I choose to be love.



When I awoke this morning a thought crossed my mind.  After a conversation with my oldest son, I realized that a single impression of an event in ones life can color everything else that happens after that.  Not just an opinion about the outcome, but a person’s perspective of what took place.  We establish an ‘expectation’ to repeat that experience, and  what we ‘expect’ is usually what we get.  We are not perfect beings and if we are honest, at times, we are often not even nice beings.  We use what we have in our hands to the best of our ability and the information we have.  Unfortunately, some of us only see what we have been trained by experience to see and that often is not the real picture.  We establish fears of what will happen next, instead if creating what we want to happen next.  We begin to expect the same result from different situations mimicking the result that our previous experience has demonstrated to us would happen.  We are afraid to trust that this  time could be different, and so its not to us even if, in reality, it is.

What are we afraid if?  Being disappointed, being tricked, being used.  Somewhere along the way we have to break this mindset that keeps us in a vicious circle of self sabotage.  Whatever it is that has happened in our past that was so hurtful that it has colored the way we see the world.  Whatever we did that hurt someone so deeply, that we can’t stop reliving that thing over and over again, needs to be let go.  Someone once told me, the way you get over something, is to replace it with something else.  We need to use that advice in releasing what we don’t want in our lives and replacing it with what we do want.  This sounds simplistic and I don’t mean for it to.  Because I have things I need to release, and as my son says, “Let go of it”.



Black people all over the world are damaged by laws, traditions and beliefs that cause fear and loathing of anything that is different.  We have run away from this condition in many ways.   Unable to find where we belong until many of us can’t find our way back home.  Some even hate the skin that they feel created this dilemma, unable to face the truth that they will never be accepted by some.  We are not diminished by another’s image of us, we can only be diminished by the image we hold in our own minds of ourselves.  It’s not real.
I have often wondered why people are separated by color and other orders of so called value.  White, Yellow, Brown, Red, Black in that order-men and women, adult and child.  None of this indicates human beings who should be treated exactly the same, with the same value.  I remember someone asking a Darfur woman why did she think the Janjuweed were killing her people.  She replied, “They are killing us because we are Black!” She said this in a matter-of-factly response.  I believe this is what the four little girls in Birmingham would have said.  Even Secretary Condi Rice wondered “why they hated us so much?”.  Her statement recently was a memory she has of the day she felt the shock of the bomb blast that killed the forum little girls in Birmingham when she was a child..
We tried to stop the killing of these people, who suffered and are still suffering and send some semblance of help, but we cannot change the color of their skin.  This is their sin and ours. Here in America we think we have made it because we can now live where we want, drive what we want, eat where we want as long as we have the money to do so.  But underlying that is still the distaste for the color Black by so many people who are called,Christian, Politician, teacher, police officer, judge, jury, landlord, mayor, governor.  We can never change the color of our skin, or their hearts.  Only individuals can change their universe.  We live in the universe we create.   We have a Black president by the grace of those who don’t understand the differences their parents declare are real.  Let’s hope everything that diminishes  any person is destroyed by becoming obsolete and unthinkable.
Ihave often wondered WHY we got here. If we believe that G-D is omnipotent and omniscient we have to acknowledge this universe condition is no surprise to him/ her/ IT. And since that must be true, this has always been a temporary situation not an eternal one because all matter is temporary. And since G-D’s Intent is eternal, we are still BEING and we will never stop BEING. This is the only thing that life is. ETERNAL. There is no life outside of G-D and G-D is eternal life. If this is true, there is no where for us to go except back to our Eternal origins. We can never be separated from that. Even now we are connected to it-whether we KNOW it or not. Truth doesn’t depend on what we believe. Truth doesn’t change. We can change the way we chose to see it, or experience it, but we can never change truth at the G-D level. We each have the power to change the universe we individually live in, but the eternal being that G-D is never changes, it is all that it ever needs to be. I am speaking in inadequate language because there are no words, languages, intellectual level that is able to explain this infinite BEING. SO, DON’T WORRY. It has all been designed to return us to our source, and that is only a good thing.  We all end up in the same place regardless of our color.
 All of our lives are full of contradictions-upside down.  Good has been bad and bad has been good.  Good people have down bad things and bad people have done good things.  Where white has always meant right and black has  always meant wrong.  Where we have had to adjust ourselves to fit some one else’s image.  Even when we know it will make no difference when all is said and done.  It’s not that we blame the white man for our own failures, but he should stand up and admit the many failures of his own because we are affected by them day in and day out. His economic system, his medical system, his police system, his court system and his government system.  None of these systems belong to “we the people” just to “some” of the people.
Some fair-minded individuals recognize the futility, we feel it together.  The plans to take away the ability to vote for who we think will represent us all is demonized by outright lies that we all recognize as another “Jim Crow” mentality.   They hate us because they think we will finally give them what they know they deserve.  I wish there was someone who was fearless, and bold enough to say ‘to hell with all this nonsense, we know what’s right lets do it’.  Are they all cowards?  Who are they afraid of?
When all else fails, I chose to trust the magic that is the universe.  I chose to embrace who I am and how G-d made me.  We are perfect, though our actions may contradict this.  We are still evolving into and becoming more than being human.  We are evolving into recognizing ourselves in each other beyond the color of our skin.  The brutes who refuse to recognize this will be  trampled  underfoot.  We are evolving back into our beginning once more.  Maybe we’ll get it right next time.



imageI’M NO TEAM
I stand alone
I never knew I needed
This one single
Place-a stone
Strong and made of
Everything around
Me-but solid
I have gathered
Enough stuff
To make me so
There is no need for more
Circling me
Looking for a crack to enter
But I am already full
Of these-there is no room for more
It is my comfort zone
This one single place
A stone
I understand every
Story told me
I’ve been here before
Stop knocking on my door
I have closed and locked it
And the key
Is in a safe place-
This space
Overflowing with
Experience and a
Little grace that allows
The circling but none
To allow the entering
I am many
And I am one
A stone.