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The Haves vs the Have Nots

I wonder how it is that people have the time to talk about discrimination concerning one race against the other, when I’ve yet to see a race that doesn’t discriminate within itself?

How is it that we can talk about racism from one color to the next, yet look down on people that look just like we do because they make less, believe differently, eat differently, dress differently?

Isn’t that ironic?

There is an easy way to help us all check our stereotypes and egos:

1. Before you speak on others, look at yourself.
2. Do not get wrapped up within the media, they are only there to divide and conquer.
3. Think, say, and do something nice towards another person daily.
4. Rebuke actions and not people.
5. Last, but not least, stay humble and empathetic, because it is through those characteristics that we are able to see things for what they truly are.

Not all people of any one race is one thing and it is purely ignorant to think that way. If God is ALL, and we claim to love God, how can we not love all?

We are all different because we all serve a different purpose, yet we are all from the same. If you truly want to be upset about anything, be upset about
the rich, no matter what color, that are selfish. Be upset about people in powerful positions that don’t promote the general welfare of the people, no matter their color. Be upset about the controlling and dividing systems. But do not show hatred against your neighbor.

How is it that someone that is on television, that we’ll probably never meet, can cause a racial divide within a community? How is it that we can speak to/see each other every day, but then some political stance (or even something as minor as a sports debate) have us looking at someone we spoke to/saw daily as now the ultimate enemy?

We have to wake up people. We are not their cattle to be emotionally, spiritually and physically herded into whatever direction is “trending” at the time. We have to KNOW and have FAITH and stop following these characters blindly. Find your purpose. Find peace.

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Knowing vs Believing

Many people are running off of hope and not faith. It does not matter what you have hope in or what you have faith in (I’m not here to decide or judge what your religious or spiritual system should be — or lack thereof). But the difference between having hope and faith is simple: Hope is believing. Faith is knowing. Being hopeful is being uncertain, being faithful is a decision.

Knowing holds much more weight and energy/power than a belief. Knowing does not mean that what you know cannot be changed or adapted. Knowing requires research and experimentation. But a belief is something that can be equated to anything taught/learned without question, research, or first person experience/exposure.

Do not be afraid to question or test out your beliefs, yet remain open enough to receive the solutions and results. Do turn your beliefs into knowing and realize that there will be a shift in your life.

Keep faith alive.

Balance vs Duality

What is the difference between balance and duality? They both tend to be composed of opposites, but what causes some symbols, such as the yin yang or the black and white checkerboard, to be classified as both balance and duality?

For myself, the answer is simple: It’s the mindset. Anything that is comprised of opposites, such as a battery, can be seen as either, but knowing the difference is what defines the words.

In my opinion, balance is knowing that it takes positive and negative (or feminine and masculine) energy to make anything whole. They are two separate entities and respect is given to the two as separates, but you know without the equal functions of the separate, there cannot be a whole.

Duality is not giving respect to the opposites as individual energies yet trying to force a wholeness. It often leads to a split within the forced wholeness because there isn’t any harmony.

For example, we all feel happiness and anger, but if there is no understanding of how these opposing emotions work separately, you will not understand the benefits nor dangers of each (yes, overt happiness can become dangerous), nor will you understand how to make them work for the wholeness of self. There will eventually be an inner battle in which both will try to “take over” and a split of self will be created in order to deal with the battle. There will be no harmony within self.

Opposites will always attract, but there has to be knowledge and respect given to each side in order for it to work.

Yes, there are more complicated ways to speak on this topic. It can get very deep, but I’m just choosing to speak in a way that will be understood, or inner-stood, by those that care to see and think outside of the veil.

Once again, this is simply my perspective, but I’m always open for discussion.

One of the things I wish was said to me as a child/growing adult…

Introduction: Do not think that I am saying that the devil does not interfere. I feel as if the devil or negative energy is something that should be cast out daily and not just when “troubles” arise. The only point of this is to try to get people aware that God does work in mysterious ways and to stop deflecting all of their personal issues on the devil just because they refuse to face their problems and make a change within themselves. Do know that the devil is real and he is busy, but also know that God has you covered if/when you accept Him. Sometimes we are comfortable in situations that seem good, but bad things happen, and what I’m saying is that not all times the bad things are from the devil and sometimes it is God trying to reach us.

NOW MOVING ON…

Just because hard times come, it doesn’t always mean that it’s the devil. Sometimes it’s God coming through and doing what He deems necessary to change your path — especially when warnings were not noticed.

Don’t give the devil the glory of an unseen blessing. Everything is not meant for us to understand and that’s why it’s called FAITH.

Don’t blame the devil for the changes in your life then praise God when you finally see the benefits that come through on account of those changes. {I’m not saying not to praise God, but I am saying that people shouldn’t pick and choose when they have faith.}

The same thing can also be said for blessings because even the devil gives gifts to his faithful workers. {We’ve all heard the saying that everything that sparkles isn’t gold.}

You truly just have to recognize your energy, stay aware of your intentions, and be accountable for your role in your personal situations. Use your God given power of discernment and remain still in God.

ENDCAP: One of the biggest problem with people is that we are always looking for someone to blame and the easiest target is always the devil. The first person that we should always look at is ourselves. Know that just because you are doing the right thing or trying to that it doesn’t necessarily mean that things will be easy — it actually means that the path will be harder. You will be tested and things will start to feel impossible to conquer or endure, but KNOW (don’t believe) that if it was meant to kill you, you’d already be dead.

Keep faith, continue to try to right your wrongs, and stay in-tune with who you are.

The Open-Minded versus the Intellectually Close-Minded

I’ve noticed that a lot of people claim to be open-minded, but what IS “being open-minded?” I don’t know all of the technical definitions, but the street definition seems to be anyone that can think above those that they are around. Now…is that a true open-mind or is that simply a logical or rational mind?
There is nothing wrong with being logical or critical within your thinking. Those are some absolute, necessary steps towards becoming open-minded but they do not DEFINE an open mind.
Some people that I’ve encountered have claimed to be OM’ed, but I’ve noticed that it only goes to a certain extent. It’s as if they surround themselves with people that they think could never “out-think” them. They will banter back and forth with those that they believe are ignorant. They will implant new ideas into the minds of those that may have never thought about things in a certain way, BUT as soon as they meet a fellow OM’ed person, then they will shut down or just disagree with everything that is being said because it goes beyond their perceived intellect of themselves or the person that they are speaking to. Nothing around them ever seems to “make sense” because it doesn’t fit into the mold of their mind.
That…is…not…being…open-minded!
That is a close-minded intellectual.

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So, who made you the “Growth Judge?”

Growth is subjective. What one person needs to obtain some level of growth, another may need an opposite experience. It is not up to us, as individuals to decide what people need God/Universe/Karma to show them, and the way in which He/She/It feels as if they are equipped to see. We have no idea what is truly beneficial or detrimental to them. If you feel as if a person needs help or guidance, then try to lend a genuine helping hand. But to condemn or elevate a person, within your mind or heart, due to what they have or have not or due to what they are or are not doing, is a judgment that you have no right to place. Yes, you can feel that something is right or wrong, but you should understand that your moral compass truly only applies to you and your personal experiences and culture and that it is not a fact; Even what you think you believe may change many times within your own growth.

None of us are equipped to be judges nor jurors when none of us is without fault. It is much easier in life to just accept people as they are and love them regardless. If it means loving them from a distance, then so be it, because I am not saying that you have to involve yourself with people, places, or things that you are not comfortable with. But I am saying that there is someone, somewhere, right now, looking at you with their nose turned up at who you are and the choices that you’ve made that you felt were beneficial at that time in your life.

We are all just on a journey and although the paths may not all be the same, I can only hope that the Truth, and not only our personal and sometimes egotistical truth, will persevere.

What is GRAVITY??

Have you ever noticed how quickly people are to believe what someone else tells them even if it goes against their senses? And yes, common sense included…

Let’s take the term “gravity” for instance. For as long as we can remember we have been told that gravity is what holds us all together on this globe-model Earth while moving at these incredible speeds. We are told that gravity is what caused the “big bang.” We are told that gravity, in concert with the moon, controls the tides. And let’s not forget these geniuses that discovered (Sir Issac Newton)¬†and supported the concept of gravity (Einstein).

But have you ever actually thought about gravity? Not just thought about what you’ve been taught, but about your personal experience with it? continue reading