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Never apologize for being who you are
There will be those who will not appreciate it
There will be those who fail to understand it
There will be those who need to criticize
and That is a shame
But that is their issue
Not Yours
You can never be Too Kind
There may be people who take advantage
And that is okay, too
They are only showing you who they are
So you can figure out what you do not need in your life
You can never love too much
But there will be those who aren’t ready for love that deep
Too often we come across people
Whose souls have been broken
And they need time to absorb
The beautiful people that they were meant to become
Make no apology for who you are
And who you become…
As long as you can sleep at night
With your choices that day
You can’t ask for more
Shine on…
For there will be a balance to who you are
The Yin to your Yang
And in that…
All the speed bumps in your life
Will be well worth it…
Be Love…

Gentlemen Can we Talk?

Gentlemen, Can we talk?
Children are our most valuable commodity
We are raising some one else’s Mom and Dad
This is useful information…
Father’s…you have a very large responsibility
The relationship that you create with this child
Will mold him/her into the adults that they will become
Don’t fill their lives with empty spaces or promises not intended to keep
Show him/her how responsible loving men should behave
No matter the relationship that you have with their mother
Remember you are teaching your sons…
How to be Dads…
Showing them how to be strong and yet, tender
You are creating a blueprint for your daughters…
She will look for YOU in every man that she meets…
Be that GOOD man…open and honest…loving and kind
Be the kind of father that they both deserve…
Love your children…give them random hugs and kisses…
Guide them…don’t lead them
Offer them the benefit of your experience and be open to the idea that they may not agree…
Open the floor for discussion
Remember when it’s your way or the highway…
You might be the one hitchhiking.

Peace be yours!

Some Gave All

Some Gave All…
You hear this phrase a lot on days like this…
But what does it really mean?
Yes, some have given their lives while fighting on foreign soil
However, I am talking about something deeper
Some gave their families
In the hopes that they would be able to have that when they came back
But, unfortunately…that wasn’t always the case
Some families became broken…
As being kept from your loved ones can be a very difficult task for many
So they also lost their homes….and often their children
Children sometimes have difficulty understanding why mommy or daddy are away…for extended periods of time
And the facts are that the largest percentage of our homeless are or have been veterans.
It is estimated that a homeless veteran usually stays homeless for an average period of 5 years
That is a sobering fact…
So today…
Like all the days to come here after…
Let us give thanks for those who GAVE ALL…
Even when we weren’t watching
Because some of the most important times in our lives are not celebrated in a parade with flags and marching bands…
But when a soldier has to come back to this country…
And face the reality that…
And poverty
Do not just happen when we are in another land…
But when we are here
Where we should be celebrated

Some Gave All…
And even during times when it seems like we didn’t notice or care
Today…on behalf of

You are heroes to us all…


Final Cover

Domestic Violence is a painful reality to too many people, both male and female alike. When constructing this book and gathering the very special women that stepped up, with no thought about, themselves or their personal gain; we tried to keep in mind that this is NOT just literature. Yes, unfortunately, in too many cases…this is reality. We must remember that we are all one. One part of creation; and we must find a way to live harmoniously. This book was not easy to write, there are so many ghosts hidden within the words. But we would be remiss, if we didn’t also recognize the love and kindness that is also written within each line.
We, of course, want to dedicate this book to our families; they have given us so many gifts…just in having had the pleasure of loving them. We hope that you all know how very much you mean to us. To our loved ones, who are watching down on us…we hope you are as pleased with this venture, as we all are.
To Her: We are sorry. We are sorry that you had to endure the pain, which most only read about. Know that every page written, has been about how very much we love you. And during those moments. When your mind takes you to that place of isolation…we hope you realize:

No Mountain

No Mountain


At the end of this cycle of life…being right should not be as important as being kind.

We get such a small window of opportunity to get things right…not necessarily in conversation, but in action. We have this one single instance where what we say and how we say it, can really matter. We have this one chance to think and do…beyond ourselves. Today is the day when we get to make our mark…or leave marks. We can be a blessing to all of humanity or we can be the scar that no one ever wants to talk about

What do you want to leave behind?

What impact are you trying to have?

Are you worried about doing what is right…?

Or more concerned with how your actions will affect you, personally?

Most of the time when we are overly consumed by how a particular situation will touch us…personally

It becomes abundantly clear that our egos may feel they have a great stake in whatever happens.

This is about self.

And we must find a way to try and eliminate ourselves from every decision that is made, for the betterment of all things. For instance, we may want all children to have water to drink…but when we think that by giving them all a small glass of water…it could possibly take away a drink that you may want to have…we may try and rethink our idea of what is now, for the greater good of all. We may even come to the misguided conclusion; that our glass of water would hardly be missed…by children whom do not really have a lot to drink anyway. In this analogy what we have done is made an acceptable excuse for our greed.

How often in our lives do we do this?

How often do we take a solution and determine its merit, based on how it may or may not affect us?

Another great example of this is donating to charity.

During the holidays we may hear of celebrities and public figures donating time and energy to soup; kitchens…and while we may all agree that it is a selfless act; what if I told you that they only agreed to do this volunteer wok…if they would receive media attention for doing so…or at least be mentioned as a contributor.

How do you feel about that?

It is true that the homeless and the hungry may benefit from the extra help…but was it done for selfish reasons?

Does that matter?

Why? Or why not?

How we perceive ourselves has much to do with how we are received.

Are you THE most important thing in this life, or just your life?

There is nothing wrong with loving yourself…we all should fully appreciate who and what we are.

And hopefully, at the end of our tour here on earth…we can say with complete honesty…I gave my all. We just need to try and see if that is actually true.

If the purpose of doing what you do is to get that self-gratifying pat on the back…is our intention pure? Or is there a malicious intent attached to it?

We might actually be surprised at the thought, no idea that by thinking outside of ourselves…that we might actually do more good for others; with the fact that when our intentions are clear…the benefits will also come right back around to us.

Love is a self-generating light. We were born with this gift; the ability to love, just for the sake of being loving. When we do things out of the mere kindness of our hearts; we can clearly see how we are benefitted.

Should you matter? Of course.

Because in matter…we all play a part.

Often, we allow others to gear us up; with talk about what we deserve and what we should have. And we will arm ourselves with this false sense of entitlement; leaving us with a feeling of hopelessness. We may think that the reason this didn’t work out, for us, is because the odds weren’t in our favor.

But what if you were told that the only reason it didn’t work is because of the large part that you gave to yourself?

What if the only reason your great plan didn’t work…is because you spent so much time giving yourself credit…and not enough time humbling yourself?

We are, many times, under the misguided impression that because we have struggled with this or that; we no longer need to be gracious…

But is that the TRUTH?

How can one measure when humility is no longer needed?

Should we not be more concerned about the idea; that perhaps we are not thankful enough?

When do we question our higher power?

When we won the lottery?

When we got our dream job?

When we find unexpected money?

Not usually.

But we do have a tendency to question what in the universe is going on…when our lives seem to be going downhill.

Gratitude and humility walk hand in hand.

They are the sounds heard as the wave’s splash against the rocks.

They are the sound of crickets chirping.

They are the visual collective cornucopia of humming birds suspended in mid-flight.

They are the found in the laughter of children.

Be grateful; and don’t fear that in that gratitude you will be lost or forgotten.

Try and understand that no moment is promised.

Instead of competing with another person…work on being the better part of yourself.

The self that learned from his/her mistakes or short comings. Acknowledging that does not mean you are not good enough; but that you are evolving and constantly improving on yesterday’s idea of who you were.

This is not a flaw, for knowing that you aren’t perfect…is a part of what is perfect about you.

You can cleanse your soul…simply by purging what didn’t work yesterday.

And remember that it isn’t necessarily the actions that were the problem; because often it is just how we felt while doing it.

Your thoughts can blanket your good deeds like pollution…or emphasize it like the glorious rainbow. A rainbow never argues the fact that it is not as straight as it might like to be…yes, in its imperfection…it is perfect.

A rainbow cannot be housed or contained…

Allow your loving spirit to do the same…

Just allow yourself to be




Give yourself permission to be less than what the world may perceive to be perfect…enjoy it.

And remember when you try anything…with a little kindness…there is no mountain that you cannot climb.

Rape Is Rape


I wanted to take a moment to share with you our conversation about Rape.

Nadiyah and I were amazed at some of the statistics about rape, yes, but more disappointed in the overall conversation about rape…on FaceBook.

We hope you enjoy the show…let us know what you think!!


Rape Is Rape 07/14 by My Rays of Light Radio | Family Podcasts.

Where Does Your Mind Go

Where does your mind go when you aren’t busy ?
What catches your eye ?
What made the first tear fall ?
Are u afraid to die ?
How much of your life
Is spent forgetting to live ?
Is it really better to receive
And harder to try and give ?
Who is that special lady ?
Whose spirit leads to that thought ?
Is your soul intact…
Or has it in fact…been bought?
What makes your heart jump
Who makes your day brighter
Who eases your mind
And makes your load lighter?
Whomever or whatever
Takes your core to the next level
Know that it is you…whom I love
And will gladly do it…forever

Who I Am

Who I am is not a physical characteristic
My skin is only a shell
A covering
Protecting all that is truly important
Who I have grown to be
Can not be measured
By the inches of man
But by the millions of stars
Which greet me every evening
And by the rays of light
Which wrap their warmth
Around my soul
Who I am…
Who I grow to be
Is more than can be seen
With the naked eye
For our eyes…
Are blinded
By ego and greed
Where our souls
Only wish to reflect
Upon others
Enjoy your moments
My family…
It is a gift
Don’t miss out
Simply because
You don’t like the color
Of the ribbon it is wrapped with

Embrace your moments
They are over far to fast
Create loving memories
That will forever last
Laugh away your clouds
Attract positive energy
Celebrate yourself
And all humanity
Now this may be harder
But to everyone…try to forgive
Remember it matters not
How we died…but how we lived
So sprinkle that sunshine
Through your smile and grace
You were born from greatness
It’s written all over your face
So enjoy your day
With all your might
May your life be filled with love
And your heart with light
I Love you !


Embrace your multi facets
Hold on to who you are
I am the shining moon
Bright as the northern star
I am fire
I am ice
I am naughty
As I am nice
I can be frustrating
But I am loyal
I am as understanding
As I am royal
I am calm
Or can be a storm
Mysterious as a
Mythical unicorn
I can be as brilliant
As the Northern Lights
And will love you
With all my might
So on days when even you
Doubt who you may be
When you feel all alone
You will always have me
So smile through the darkness
Be the rainbow for others
Remember we are your
Sisters and brothers
I wish you peace…
But maybe not silence
Stand up for those
Who even seem defiant
Love love love love
With all that you have
Depend on past memories
When things are looking bad
Embrace your inner wolf
Roar like a lion
Learn to laugh out loud
When you feel like crying
Until we meet again
From my lips to the Gods above
May your days be filled with light
And your life filled with love


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