Movement

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We are all given experiences and people who are strategically placed in our lives to share in (our) experiences. They are disguised as friends, family, enemies, strangers, etc. But, what they really are is “Gifts”. They help us in making decisions in our lives. We learn from them, we work for them, we MOVE for them; either closer to them or farther away.  Each action or shift is a learning tool for our lives. But, sometimes we’re not watching. Pay close attention to the one’s that shape your lives..acknowledge them. Because when they move..WE move too…just make sure it’s in the right direction.

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The Sun is Shining

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It wasn’t until I realized that I controlled the day; and that the Sun rises ONLY on my command…. did I finally decide to WAKE UP!

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To Dream

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No matter how it’s displayed the dream is never deferred.

The laughter, the mimic, the dance, the play of the children. The hope of us..
The message never dies..

1 Aspiration
1 Word
1 Glimmer
1 Smile
1 Tear
1 Step

All we need is 1 to start a (Revolution).

Change is inevitable but the right kind of change lies in the eye of the beholder.. What do you think the children see?

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The children that you see in the above video, are from one of the  CDF Freedom Schools Program. The CDF Freedom Schools Program is a national enrichment program dedicated to the empowerment of youth in areas of

"We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest"
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academics, self-esteem,  leadership, civic responsibility and community action, as well as health and nutrition.

To learn more information and how you can get involved contact CDF Freedom Schools Program

To see more from this specific group of Freedom School participants check out my Facebook video page


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Cartwheels

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So this thing that some of us call “Life” is constantly transforming us..continuously flipping us high, gently shoving, and sometimes burying us.

Personally, this past week has been crazy for me. Illness in my family, lost loved ones; found. Hard transitions, budding love possibilities, watching my children bask in new-found freedom, plenty of sleepless nights, acceptance, friendship, and decisions.

I’ve been running through my life..turning cartwheels and singing songs that I didn’t know I knew. A steady flow of movement.. (My LIFE)…no set direction, and landing where the universe blows me. It’s been loud and it’s been silent. But, the beauty of it is (this time) I’ve been aware.

It hasn’t been very often, that I can take full credit for being totally conscious of events, choices, and the twists of my life. This time I have seen, I have admired, and been fully present in “My LIFE”. I haven’t closed my eyes, I haven’t unplugged the phone, and I haven’t talked myself out of “anything” that I feared.

I realized that while I am flipping, falling, flying and landing, that everyone around me is flipping, falling, flying, and landing. I am not doing anything that no one else
isn’t doing. My experiences, though they are “my” experiences are not just my own. It’s an experience…it moves, it happens, it exists and any movement is not singular.. it effects all that it interacts with… A leaf blows because of the wind, it lands on pavement that is walked, ran, or rode upon. It is swept up or turned into mulch..carried on a shoe, etc. It moves, it transforms, it communes, it’s experiences become “our” experience.

I say this because, while people are dying, supernovas are being discovered. While someone is hurting; a child is learning to read.. while we are dealing with breakups, divorce or abuse; some soul is being ordained.

Pay attention..we are all doing cartwheels, some of us are just oblivious to the “ups and downs”.

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I died today

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I died today… my skin darkened, and color changed. Air rushed from my body. I became silent. Softly I closed my eyes, felt my limbs freeze…stiff and still, I left.

I drowned. The water consumed me, covered my head, filled my nose, and flooded my mouth.
My ears popped. My lungs grew heavy..my chest puffed and hardened. It hurt.
I felt unspeakable pain.
Engulfed..I died.

All my sins played before me. All my good turned to tears.

I died a horrible death.
blood dripped from my nose, my teeth gnashed..I snarled at my killer. My pupils turned ruby. My cheeks ashed and lips withered. With crimson skin under my fingernails..I scratched the pavement. I failed to crawl to safety. I screamed. I screamed.
Ripped.. I died

Memories of abuse, pain, and trauma bruised my face. Pleas muttered from my lips. Weak and frail.
I gasped to hold tight the last bit of air. My throat constricted, my heart stopped, and my bladder failed. I quit. I gave up.
Defeated..I died.

……only to be born again..new…clean..fresh..healed..reincarnated and given another chance.

Another try.

Another try at living.

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I’M ALIVE

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You make me feel alive.

 

I woke up singing “You make me feel alive” by the Black Eyed Peas..but my thoughts were not on anyone in particular but on spirit and life.

Simple Mindfulness of breath.

I wake up effortlessly without thought. I pop out of bed; most times happy and ready for the day. There seldom isn’t a day that a song is not my first utterance.

I wake up READY.

Ready for whatever the day may offer.

Alive.
Alive to receive and give.

Alive to teach and learn.

Alive to struggle and fall and then spring back up.

Alive to dance.

Alive to eat and drink; to taste and see.

Alive to feel and touch.

Alive to smile and frown; to pout then courageously “Get myself Together”.

I’m alive.

Spirit gave me the choice to choose and I choose LIFE.

L-I-F-E= Living Infinitely Free Effortlessly

I live. I live through pain. I live through mistakes. I live through heartache and disappointment.

I just keep right on Living.

I’m alive.

 

 

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Fully participating in LIFE

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Dont Stop Til\’ You Get Enough: Michael Jackson Nothing happens by accident. There is no happenstance. There are choices, but the outcome of our decisions are always the same. Life is awesome. We exist in order to live completely and to be fully present in our lives. Active participants not bystanders. Not Backseat drivers. Authors and the sole creators of our happiness and path. Life is a precious gift. Treasure it. Love it. Breath it.

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