Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Another year, another Dr. King holiday. As usual, profiteers don't miss an occasion to make a $. The travesty is, many of us will fall for the trap. Dr. King dedicated his life in service to others. As a lightworker, that is the promise you made prior to this incarnation. You promised that you would work in service for the greater good. How many of you have forgotten your promise? Looking at the world we currently life in, it is a wonder anyone would volunteer to come to this God forsaken planet. But, has God really forsaken us, or have we forgotten what is ours to do? I bring this up today because Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his life to improve the lives of others. He gave up his family, his legacy, his world in order to push an agenda of peace and love forward. How far have we come? The divide between people right here in America has become greater than ever. I call it the blacklash. Since Barack Obama was elected president, it has been open season on minorities and women. While I seldom delve into politics, Dr. King was a politician and a pastor. He was a leader, but make no mistake that he employed strategy in all he did. His oracle gift gives us much to think about. If you have the time, really listen to some of his speeches and teachings. Wise a man he was, ahead of his time to be sure. I implore you to use your gifts and talents in service to others. Yes, it is a pain in the ass because it seems people always want more than you are willing to give. That is why you must define and HOLD your personal boundaries. Your gift is what you came to share. Are you living up to your potential? Do not let another year pass without taking the time to learn more about you. Trust your intuition, listen to your guidance. After you receive your message, you MUST ACT! Happy belated Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We could sure use your voice of reason today. The picture is courtesy of The Artist, Saint. I will be adding an angel page of angels by Saint sometime this week. Have a blessed and productive day.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A Day for Service NOT shopping! To allow Dr. Martin Luther King’s sacrifice of his life for justice and equality be turned into another “marketing holiday” is a travesty. We, and I include all people are now understanding that our $$$$$ have power, how we $pend and who we $pend with. Use your $$$$$ to support companies and products that promote diversity, dignity and justice and emboldens the human spirit in each of us. There are plenty of money grubbers who will literally do anything For a $ and to $ave a $ - are you one of them? Please enjoy this picture of Dr. King by the gifted artist, Saint. Have a wonderful and productive holiday. I have included some memories of another family member who passed away this week. Feel free to read if you so desire. As we reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, please also give thanks for the elders in your family. Take the time to call them at least every other week. Stop by to see them and bring them something special to eat or drink. These are very small gestures but they are life affirming for those who often feel forgotten or neglected. Charles "Smokey" Jones has been a feared fixture in my life for over 40 years. I was an unruly teen when I met him and he scared me shitless. His was THE voice of authority, and he has been listened to by all of us - his original 9, all their friends and now all the children of friends and family alike. Until a few years ago, both my niece and my daughter thought they WERE family, blood relatives and they are. What I will remember most about Pop is how happy he was to hear from me - Every Single Time. Of course, he would lay me out if I had missed a week, but then we were back to our regular conversations about nothing. I will miss calling and speaking with him. I will miss his voice. I will miss another person who was always happy to see me or hear from me. I will miss Charles "Smokey" Jones. Your rest is well deserved. Don't party to hard with Ms. Rita! Thanks for reading my reflections. Comments or criticisms are always welcome. Enjoy your Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.