WE ARE THE WORLD?

I TOOK SOME TIME TO REALLY COLLECT MY THOUGHTS ON THIS ONE. PROBABLY GOING TO PISS SOME PEOPLE OFF? AS IT SHOULD. PROBABLY GOING TO MAKE SOME STOP AND THINK?  IT DID BOTH FOR ME AND I AM THE ONE WRITING THIS PIECE.  TODAY’S TOPIC IS WORLD HUNGER,  I’M NOT GOING TO QUOTE STATISTICS FOR TWO REASONS; ONE : I AM TOO LAZY TO LOOK THEM UP AND THE SECOND IS I DO NOT LIKE THE WAY THEY POLL TO COME UP WITH THEIR ANSWERS.  THE FACT IS, WHATEVER YOU’RE POLLING FOR JUST, I.E. TEEN AGE PREGNANCY  EPIDEMIC,  OR LOW TOLERANCE FOR ABORTION, THEN THESE ARE THE AREAS YOU’D HOLD YOUR TALLY AND TAKE YOUR POLL FOR STATISTICS TO SEE THE RESULT YOU WANT FOR THE REPORT YOU’RE PUTTING OUT. SEEMS CORRUPT RIGHT? AH! LOVE ME SOME AMERICA.

SO IT GOT ME TO THINKING….

LOVE… IT IS THE STRONGEST FORCE THIS WORLD HAS. IT’S THE FORCE THAT’S GOING TO BRING THIS WORLD BACK TOGETHER AND RESTORE IT. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. PEOPLE  CONFUSE  IT SO OFTEN WITH THE LOVE YOU FEEL FOR A SPOUSE, OR A PARENT , OR YOUR CHILDREN BUT IT’S SO VERY DIFFERENT.

MAYBE THAT’S WHAT THE LIGHT WORKERS AND THE HEALERS; LIKE MYSELF ARE HERE TO DO, TO HELP USHER IN THIS UNITY OF ONENESS AND RESTORE OUR WORLD.  SO UNCONDITIONAL LOVE IT’S NOT SAYING I LIKE EVERYTHING YOU DO, OR EVEN UNDERSTAND IT; HEY I MAY NOT EVEN WANT TO UNDERSTAND IT, BUT WHAT I KNOW FROM MY HEART CENTER IS THAT YOU AND I ARE BOTH ENERGETIC BEINGS ON EARTH, HAVING A LIVING HUMAN EXPERIENCE; THAT IS FULL OF EMOTIONS, TRAUMA, LOSS, AND HAPPINESS EQUALLY; I MAY LIKE YOU AS A PERSON, I MAY NOT, BUT I LOVE YOU AS A HUMAN BEING WHO HAS EQUAL OWNERSHIP TO OUR PLANET .IT’S ABOUT EXPANDING YOUR MIND TO ALLOW THE CONCEPT OF LOVING A PERSON YOU DO NOT KNOW OR UNDERSTAND OR AGREE WITH THEIR LIFESTYLE OR CULTURAL CHOICES. IT’S ABOUT LEARNING TO FORGIVE AND LEARN TO LOVE SOMEONE WHO MAY HAVE HARMED YOU, OR A CULTURE THAT YOU SHOULD NOT LOVE. ( AS I STATED BEFORE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIKE, YOU DO HAVE TO LOVE) IT STARTS BY LEARNING TO RELEASE HATRED AND FEAR AND WORRY, AND INSECURITIES.

VE’SHON  WHAT DOES ANY OF THIS HAVE TO DO WITH HUNGER????

OKAY… OKAY. MY DIATRIBE IS OVER. I THINK. BAHAHAHA. SERIOUSLY . I KNOW WE’VE ALL SEEN AT SOME POINT IN OUR LIVES THE TELEVISION COMMERCIALS PLEADING WITH US TO HELP FEED THE CHILDREN IN VARIOUS THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES; IF ONLY WE WOULD JUST OPEN OUR HEARTS AND WALLETS, AND SPEND WHAT WE SPEND ON A CUP OF COFFEE A DAY WE CAN CHANGE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN. THIS MAY BE TRUE. I DO NOT DOUBT IT. IT SHOULD’NT TAKE A TELEVISION AD TO MOVE US TO CHANGE. THEN  I THOUGHT ABOUT THE LARGE POPULATION OF THE WORLD THAT DID’NT  DONATE TO THE CAUSE? I FURTHER THOUGHT IF THE ACTORS INVOLVED WERE PAID? OR TRULY ACTIVIST? I, BACK THEN WAS’NT LIVING A HEART CENTERED LIFE, ALTHOUGH I STILL WONDER THESE THINGS, IT NO LONGER MATTERS. I  ADMITTED; I KNEW I WAS’NT MOVED BY THE TV AD’S, I WAS ACTUALLY KIND OF BOTHERED WHEN THEY INTERUPTED MY FAVORITE SHOWS, ( WHY’D THEY ALWAYS LET THE DAMN FLIES FEAST ON THESE KIDS EYES, DID NO-ONE SEE THIS? CAN SOMEONE PLEASE SWAT THE FLY, OR WIPE THIS CHILD’S NOSE, I GUESS IT WAS TO WARRANT MORE SYMPATHY.) I DID NOTHING, I THOUGHT , HUH I DON’T DRINK COFFEE AND WHAT ABOUT THE STARVING CHILDREN IN AMERICA. SO I DID NOTHING!

AS I MATURED JUST A LITTLE; HAD MY CHILDREN, THOUGHT THAT MEANT I WAS GROWN AND KNEW WHAT LIFE WAS ABOUT. MY HUSBAND BEING IN THE ARMY WE TRAVELED. BEFORE I GO ANY FURTHER LET ME GO AHEAD AND PISS SOME PEOPLE OFF WITH MY PERSONAL TRUTH; IT IS MINE, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN OPINION, AGREE TO DISAGREE. I AM A BLACK WOMAN. WHEN I SAY THAT IT IS BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I RESONATE WITH. MY MATERNAL GREAT-GRANDMOTHER’S MOTHER WAS WHITE; MY GREAT- GRANDMOTHER HAD GRAY EYES AND CURLY HAIR, MY GRANDMOTHER DID NOT. MY MOTHER WAS LIGHT COMPLECTED OR WHAT BLACK PEOPLE SAY, YELLOW… HER BROTHERS, NOT SO MUCH, NOT IN THE SLIGHTEST.  MY PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER WAS INDIAN AND BLACK, MY FATHER AND UNCLES LOOKED LIKE THEY COULD HAVE BEEN THE SINGING GROUP “DEBARGE” LOL AND I AM A PRODUCT OF ALL OF THIS. BEAUTIFUL BLACKNESS. NOW MY HUSBAND IS WHITE.  WE HAVE 5 CHILDREN; 3 OF THEM ARE HIS BIOLOGICALLY, OUR HOME GROWING UP , WE CALLED IT THE RAINBOW COALITION. WE HAD ONE IN EVERY COLOR, BEAUTY TO BEHOLD… WHAT’S FUNNY IS OUR OLDEST SON WHO’S 21 LOOKS IDENTICAL TO MY HUSBAND, EXCEPT HE’S MY COMPLEXION, THEN THERE’S OUR 19 YEAR OLD WHO IS  A MIX OF BOTH OF US WITH MORE FAIR HAIR AND FRECKLES, THEN THERE’S OUR 14 YEAR OLD WHO IS THE WHITEST THING IN THE HOUSE, ALREADY BIGGER THEN MY HUSBAND AND HIS BROTHERS WITH BLACK PEOPLE HAIR, GOTTA LOVE GENETICS, THEN YOU HAVE OUR DAUGHTER 23, WHO IS’NT NATURALLY MY HUSBANDS; BUT HE’S RAISED THEM ALL AS HIS OWN SINCE SHE WAS 1 ; PEOPLE SAY SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE HIM,” HE ALWAYS SAYS IF YOU FEED THEM LONG ENOUGH, THEY ALL LOOK LIKE YOU.” BAHAHAHA OUR OLDEST  HE’S 26 AND MY HUSBAND SAID THAT WAS HIS GREATEST  ACCOMPLISHMENT TO DATE, RAISING A WELL ADJUSTED EDUCATED FAMILY LOVING BLACK MAN.   OUR SON IS STILL IN COLLEGE. HE LOVES HIS DAD.  OKAY OKAY THE POINT OF ALL THIS WAS TO SAY, BEING IN THE ARMY AND EXPERIENCING DIFFERENT CULTURAL ETHNICITIES YOU’RE AFFORDED VARIOUS VIEW POINTS YOU MIGHT OF OTHERWISE  NOT HAVE KNOWN; FOR INSTANCE, MOST AFRICAN WOMAN THAT I’VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF BECOMING ACQUAINTED WITH DO NOT, AND I MEAN, DO NOT LIKE THE FACT THAT NOW EVERY PERSON ( BLACK) IS NOW CALLED AFRICAN AMERICAN… I AM IN NO WAY SPEAKING FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, I AM HOWEVER, SPEAKING FOR AT LEAST 30 OR SO THAT I’VE PERSONALLY HAD THIS INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH. WHEN I OPEN MY HEART AND MY MIND TO HEAR WHAT THEY’RE SAYING, I GET IT. I DON’T SPEAK IN THEIR NATIVE TONGUE, I DON’T KNOW THE RICH BEAUTY OF THEIR CULTURE, I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT TRULY MEANS TO BE AN ” AFRICAN” LIVING IN AMERICA… PROCESS THAT.

BACK TO HUNGER…     HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU WALKED PASS THE HOMELESS PERSON ON THE STREETS  AND DECIDED THEIR BACKSTORY TO APPEASE YOUR MIND FOR NOT HELPING? OR DECIDED HE’S THE ONE THAT PUT HIM/HER SELF IN THIS POSITION?  OR THOUGHT, WHY CAN’T THEY JUST GET A JOB?

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU NOT GIVEN THE SPARE CHANGE TO THE PERSON IN THE WALMART PARKING LOT ASKING FOR IT? SAYING SHE JUST NEEDS TO FEED HER KIDS? YOU DON’T BELIEVE THE STORY BECAUSE SHE LOOKS LIKE AN ADDICT?

OR THE ONE PERSON YOU KNOW IS AN ADDICT BUT SWEARS IT’S FOR FOOD, BUT YOU TURN YOUR BACK BECAUSE YOU THINK THEY’RE NOT BEING TRUTHFUL?

I LEARNED SOME TIME AGO; THAT GOD PLACES HIS ANGELS IN MYSTERIOUS PLACES. WHAT I FIND WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING SOMEONE IS, YOU HELP WITHOUT EXPECTATIONS, WITHOUT ATTACHMENT TO THE OUTCOME, WITHOUT WANTING COMPENSATION AND WITHOUT STRINGS. SO IT’S NOT IMPORTANT WHETHER OR NOT THEIR SINCERE, AS LONG AS YOUR HEART AND INTENT TO HELP IS.

NOW LET ME BE CLEAR I AM NOT SAYING BE A FOOL AND JUST GIVE GIVE GIVE . THE CREATOR GAVE YOU A GREAT MIND, ONE WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL THING CALLED A HEART, TOGETHER WITH  TWO OTHER GREAT GIFTS CALLED INTUITION AND DISCERNMENT, PUT THEM TOGETHER AND LETS FOSTER GREAT CHANGE IN OUR WORLD !!!!!

#LOVEANDLIGHTUNITE   #LOVEISTHESTRONGESTFORCETHEREIS

 

 

EC

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