This work is necessary in order re-imagine radical love through justice in the earth. And, it is time to be about the work of fully reconstructing them in our internal and external worlds.
We live in a society that shoulds all over us. This “should-ing” as I am starting to call it or “Should Statements” are actually one of a number of what psychologists call, Cognitive Distortions.
Excerpt: "May the person named reclaim that they and the generations that are to come are free and can continue to live from a place of liberation, health, love, prosperity and bountiful joy."
Show yourself respect for getting through the storms in this season of your life in the best ways you knew how. You are still here. That means that you have been given the opportunity to learn from your experiences and carve out a new path, if it is required. As Mother Maya reminds us, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
It is your time. If there ever was a moment for you to actualize love, justice and liberation in your life, like Kenny Loggins sang "This is It (or was that Michael McDonald?)!
What you couldn’t comprehend was the fact that those very same flames were the very exact same ones my Ancestors taught me to tame.
Let these words encourage you to not just dream, but to dream BIG. Dream for those you represent. Dream for the next generation. Dream for Dream because you have the freedom to do so.
What happens when the warmth of a new day, a new joy, a new will emerges? Emerges and re-minds and re-members and re-calls us back to love? Re-news our minds and re-minds us that we are loved?
As I hear Tupac’s truth through his beautiful metaphor of the rose that grew from concrete, while taking in both Nikki’s associated poem and the quote about change; I am led to the only question I have for us: What are the stories of your petals?
She stay creating transforming destruction into art. She stay owning what she does and all that she is and stay giving from her heart.