Our Destinies are Tied Together
We are taking another step into the darkness of our collective consciousness of our nation. Change is inevitable and was predicted. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of this destiny in 1963 and sixty years later it has come to be realized but not without many tears and fires of past hatred and demons. We are faced with a collective soul encounter. Like one when you take a walk-about bound for extraordinary experiences. We can not go back to the way things were and nor should we. It is our destiny and dharma to move forward together as a nation and use our SOUL FORCE to address the problems that have caused an abundance of pain and suffering in not only African American communities but all communities of our nation. We are on this precipice of choice which is not always easy. Our choice of a nation to recognize that our freedoms are bound by each other. We must face that our freedoms are dependent on each other. Our freedoms are precious, like diamonds or rubies. This external will liberate the internal and those disenfranchised will be freed to walk hand-in-hand with their captors without the weight of resentment and anger. Those lines of division will no longer even exist as only in the past’s memory and soon completely be forever forgotten through the grace of God. Next, I wanted to share with you what Dr. Martin Luther King said on this subject. This is what inspired me in the first place.
From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH: "There will never be rest or tranquility until the Negro is granted citizenship rights. The whirlwind of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright days of justice emerge. And that is something that I must say to my people who stand on the worn threshold which leads to the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek for satisfying our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle from high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with SOUL FORCE. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust all white people, as many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their DESTINY is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their FREEDOM is inextricably bound to our freedom. We can not walk alone. And as we walk we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. WE CAN NOT TURN BACK. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied!" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. "
Soul force is the innate heart knowing, wisdom intuition and inner force of God to make movement or motion in a forward direction. During this time of severe change, what is your intuition? What is the next step to collectively serve in your community? What is the next step for us to come together in a deeper way? In a way that serves the needs of all people of all races and all beliefs? Do you believe that it can happen? Do you believe peace and unity is possible? I do. Meditate on this.
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