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Understand This…


Understand This…

Life has lessons to teach us
There are truths that we must learn
Some of these lessons will be very difficult
They will make us uncomfortable
They will challenge our will
It will seem to break your heart
It will make music sad to you
While still making you laugh…
Become patient with the lessons
You need to know them…
Life is not working against you
But only LIFE knows
What we NEED to know
Before we are able to move forward
Use your calm…
Forgiving…
Healing
Loving energy…
And embrace the message…
Whatever your may be…
Understand this…
You
Are
Not
Alone

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It Is You

We were born knowing exactly who we are.

Our entire life and existence was laid out before us

But from the moment we took our first breath

We have been lied to

Deceived

Brainwashed…

In fact, our entire lives

Have been creatively constructed

To manipulate and control

Each, and every one of us

Our thoughts have been twisted

Our souls have been tempted

We have eaten every morsel

We have digested someone else’s truth

About who and what we are

Then we stand around with our hands in the air

Wondering why our sons and daughters

Are committing suicide?

They are ingesting the lies…

The lies which tell us that we are…

Not good enough

Not smart enough

Losers

Thieves

Violent

Failures…

Instead I suggest one concept…

Meditate…

Talk to your ancestors…

Through your daily ups and downs…

Ask for guidance through humility…

It’s okay to not have all the answers…

It leads to growth…

It’s okay to feel defeated…

As long as you realize…

You haven’t been defeated

These are the moments

You have been waiting for

Worry less about who you HAVE

And spend more time realizing…

How great you really are

Independent of anyone or anything else

Embrace the thought that

You Alone Are Enough…

And stop thinking of it as a punishment

The world isn’t out to get you…

It

Is

you

 


To all the beautiful people
Remember that today is tomorrows memory
Remember that even the darkness needs the LIGHT to exist
Remember that once someone had to be patient with you
That love is not a thing u do…but WHO u are
Remember that instead of seeking that perfect mate
Be that PERFECT YOU
Everything and everyone is not for you…
And that is okay
Love with your whole heart
You will never be disappointed
Love never fails…
Failure is an illusion
You have already won
The only war that you are fighting is against yourself
Today…
Choose YOU
Remember that our Creator would not create you…
With the intention for you to lose
But I will remind you that when we see negative things in others
It is only because we see them in ourselves
People are a mere reflection of how u really see yourself
There will be those who will constantly test you…
That’s okay
It will only make you better
Understand that the light which shines on your face…
With all its warmth and love
Actually came from inside yourself
And always…in all ways KNOW
YOU ARE LOVE…
And I appreciate you all…

Decide


Decide

Things do not just happen

When you are riddled with a headache

When your day just feels heavy

Think back to the energy

Which you entertain

Bad things do not just happen

Set aside the ideas that

You are always sick…

Bad things always happen to you

That you just don’t make enough money…

These are self-proclaimed excuses for what is happening

Think instead…about…

Who you gave your energy to

What did you talk about

What jokes did you laugh at

It is perfectly okay to have a negative thought

It, in fact, is natural…

But did you follow it up with a thought of

Gratitude

Love

Kindness

Consideration?

Think hard about those which we give our attention to

What are they talking about…

And how you responded to them

Did you engage in gossip

Or did you shine light on the conversation

You will be amazed at the people who will not

Engage in negative conversations about others

Once they realize that you won’t play a part in them

Participate in your own life

Things do not just happen

We call to them

You cannot call upon indifference and expect kindness

You cannot conjure up hate and expect to prosper

What you call upon the universe to give you

You most certainly will receive

So be aware of your words

Be thoughtful in your speech

Be loving in even your thoughts

What you produce can be no more than what you are

Never expect a banana to grow on an orange tree

Be the light in which you seek

Be the compassion

Kindness

Empathetic

Loving

Beautiful

Person…that you will search for

Life is not a random series of events

The world is not out to get you

But sometimes you have to look outside of yourself

Detach yourself from your emotions

Think like a God or Goddess

Set aside the ideas of what about me

What do I deserve

When will I get this or that

When will it be my time…

Because my loves…

Your time is NOW…

Conquer your thoughts

And the victory will be yours

Remember that someone somewhere

Is watching …

Wondering why we laughed at their expense

Why our entertainment

Came at such a high price to them…

And for one moment …

Be them…

Embrace your beauty…

Which is held within

And shine your light into the darkness

Participate in your own life

And watch what beauty and love you can create

And it is so simple…

Because you only have to

Decide

New Year New You


Love comes from the most unexpected places
Its just FaceBook they will say
They aren’t my REAL friends they will add
They don’t matter…
I have to laugh at that thought
Love surrounds us
Whether it is physically tangible or not
I was reminded of that fact yesterday
Love never leaves us
It flows in and out of our being…every day
It isn’t just Facebook…
Its an opportunity
An opportunity to do better
By being better
So if it is just this or that to you…
Perhaps that is because that is all you want it to be
In which case…welll you get what you emit
To me it is family…
I love the people in my circle
If I found you offensive or malicious
Toward me or my family…
You would know….bc we would no longer be connected here
So January 5th is the start of my New Year
I hope yours is filled with beginnings
The start of a romance…with yourself
Where YOU matter…as much to YOU
As you matter to me
As for my tribe…
‪#‎NineTribe‬
We will roll into the new year…
Doing what we do best
Reminding you…all of you…‪#‎NoMatterWhat‬
You
Are
Not
Alone
I love you all…

Be You


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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
Ridicule
Demean
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!

No Mountain


No Mountain

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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

Breathe

Smile

Laugh

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.

The Truth


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The Truth

In 2014, one year ago today.

Over 200 African girls were kidnapped while at school

The world seemed to gasp in fear and disbelief

But slowly, other new stories flogged our air waves

And eventually the thought of those innocent children

Would begin to fade away

We became concerned about Ebola

We mourned the death of Robin Williams

We became suspicious of Bill Cosby

Bobbi Kristina’s life became a headliner

And the United States was devastated by the Ferguson injustice

But in the meantime in AFRICA

The families of these 200 girls

Pleaded

Cried

Screamed

And missed

200 Missing school girls

To the media…possibly

They were just a number to be read

Perhaps they were just a statistic to be reported

Just another story to try to destroy

Our spirit

It made me weak every time I read about them

Were they even alive

We asked 6 months later

And a year later…

The chatter about their lives

Has stopped

As if these beautiful girls didn’t deserve more than

A few months of discussion

The media says we cannot handle more than one

Strong news story at a time

The media says we shouldn’t care AS MUCH

For people that do not live next door

And that would be the problem …wouldn’t it?

We rarely REALLY care about the children next door

Our thoughts are tied up in us

How we feel

Our situation

Our Pain

Our disappointments

Just think of how loved we would feel

If our Creator only thought of the needs needed for him/her

Where would the LIGHT come from

How would the LOVE change?

If we could start to think differently

Our reality would drastically evolve

And we wouldn’t have to be fed hand outs

From the news outlets

We could genuinely care about women mourning the loss of their daughters

Without judging their way of life

Without deciding all that she could have done better

If we could achieve personal harmony and peace

We could just hold the hand of one of those mothers

Look her in the eyes…

And say…I know

I know you are hurting

I know your heart is breaking

I know you feel all alone

And if you are able…

Look at her as a sister

Love her…without expectation

You might be surprised at how that love

Comes barreling back at you

I cannot imagine

What is was like to live with the horror

That those families have had to endure

And no matter what anyone says

No one deserved that fate

Seek answers… NO

Seek THE TRUTH

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