By Reggie Smith
When I was in elementary school, I was deemed to be pretty smart. Unfortunately, for reasons I could not understand at the time, my behavior was deemed exceptionally bad. I was not malicious, but I lied to hide my real thoughts and feelings. If forced to obey, I would rebel against authority. My parents and educators thought that skipping me a grade would provide me with a challenge, but it did not help me deal with my emotional immaturity. My prevailing feeling was that the world sucked. As a child, I guess we should not be expected to diagnose our own problems, but learning how to identify our feelings, and share them honestly with someone capable of helping us understand them and grow should be available to all our youth, right? Also, we should have an expectation of being safe.
I recall my spirit not wanting to come back to this planet in another incarnation. I then remember waking up crying when I found myself back on earth. I have come to realize that my spirit was angry and discontented just because I was alive.
None of us consciously choose the time, place, or race into which we are born. As a Black man born into a racist America, I have experienced the world from a perspective that reinforces empathy for those oppressed. So, when I see the treatment that the American government is giving immigrants coming through our southern border, my heart grieves. How does it make you feel to see people caged and children traumatized by being forcefully separated from their parents?
We are spiritual and energetic beings having a human experience. As humans, we have more in common than we have things that make us different. The “golden rule” is to do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. It is inhumane to treat human families the way the parents and children of the immigrants coming from Latin America. The same can be said for other government’s deplorable conduct in other regions of the world. It is a shame that we have to endure the evil behavior of some of our sick brothers and sisters. Maybe they are the true aliens on the planet. Unfortunately, those true aliens are the one’s who wield power. We see and talk about the evildoers, but what will we do to change their ability to harm others. How will we as light bearers change the world?
Love is the answer to all the questions about the existence of the human race. It should be easy for those of us to RISE4WAR against those who would destroy our environment, or commit high crimes against the human family. I thought the world would have changed much more by now, but I maintain hope that now is the time when love wins. All spiritual texts and religions admonish us to have faith, hope and love. Of these three we believe love to be the greatest. In spite of what we may see, let’s find ways to overcome evil with love. How we protect and treat our children should be more important than anything else.
RISE4WAR is one aspect of our love for you, and every time you open, read and share it, our love multiplies and intensifies. Thank you, because love knows after all, you are more than a follower; you are a WARrior! It is time to RISE4WAR!!
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