Sunday, September 11, 2016

Internet Messages 9-11

This week's themes have been addressing some of the issues going on in the world and realizing there is a great and vastly beautiful world beyond this one we should be seeking to tap into and found here. 

#1 Ending Racial/Cultural Ignorance 

The fact that they sent attack dogs to wound Native Americans -including some children and a pregnant woman -to try to get them to stop protesting is deeply sickening. 

And now, commentary from Solange Knowles:

"You and your friends have been called the N word, been approached as prostitutes, and have had your hair touched in a predominately white bar just around the corner from the same venue. 
The statement you make headlines funny enough just days after it comes to light that Air China warns their flyers not to go into Indian, Pakastani, or Black neighborhoods in its magazines in order to stay safe, while Texas schools are fighting to have textbooks calling Mexicans “lazy” removed from classrooms, and while Native Americans are doing everything they can possibly to to protect their sacred land from an oil pipeline being built on graves of their descendants. You know that people of colors’ “spaces” are attacked every single day, but many will not be able to see it that way.
This also comes during a time when the Housing Authority of New Orleans has declared a federal mandate plan to assist with helping to protect black neighborhoods, stating that “previously black neighborhoods on higher ground are now majority white or moving in that direction.” And not too long after an announcement is made that a former Klu Klux Klan leader is running for Louisiana senator. You also know where you live."
It is important in times like these to look beyond our own eyes and perspectives that the lives of other people may not be lost to pains and sufferings. Solidarity is the only thing that has allowed mankind to persevere through the darkness of his own blind ignorance. 

#2 Respect the Sanctity of Animal Life and They Will Return the Favor 

A 12 year-old girl in Ethiopia was abducted and beaten by a group of men with plans to force marriage upon her. Sadly, many girls must face this terrible fate, as over 70% of girls are forced into marriage in Ethiopia. Luckily, she had some unlikely guardian angels looking over her. 

Sgt. Wondimu Wedajo was at the scene of her rescue.  "They stood guard until we found her and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest," Wondimu said. “If the lions had not come to her rescue, then it could have been much worse. Often these young girls are raped and severely beaten to force them to accept the marriage," he said.  The abductors really didn't have a choice when they saw a bunch of lions surrounding her and ran for the hills. But the lions comforted her until help came."

#3 We Are All SOULS -Transcended from Heaven

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them" -Mother Teresa

Saw this image and I found it such a stark contrast. How often is it in this culture/society/world that we are expected to look to men of recent past -men of power and privilege -men of learning and good breeding -as the epitome of what mankind has to shoot for. And how often is it that the grace, beauty, and divinity of ancient souls -including women -are lost and never looked to as a totem of true virtue. Why are divine souls being forced to conform to demeaning and base qualities no human was ever intended to posses. We were intended for stars -not monuments. 

#4 Focus on Aligning with the World Beyond

Went to a "spiritual" store the other day and immediately thought, "THIS is what we're meant for." It was a collection of every kind of belief system, books, rocks/crystals/gemstones, angel cards... It was a culmination of all that has been handed to us from the past that we may seek wisdom from, guidance towards connecting deeply to the present, and even thoughts about the future and what is to come. All of life found in one singular place. Like every human soul. 

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