Matter or Mind

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Matter takes control over my mind…

Wondering if Eye am on your brain even a little, as you walk through mines.

What’s the Matter?: Words become harder to express… Afraid to do or say the wrong things.

So Eye Write…

In hopes of finding the solutions among my pages – Evolution of stages;

Eye do not mind the change as long as it is Progressive..

No more Hesitation – Mind made up…

What Matters most is that we give it our absolute all…

If it should fall…

We tried… and that’s what mattered.

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Before the sun could fully appear… A substance appeared to me today.. a particular..

lemon-honey  yellow.. Channeling..

Calming…

Uplifting…

Propelling echo’s into the Universe..

Trickling droplets of enlightenment..

Rumbling storms of abundant success and sunshine

Feeding the plant of

Creativity.

Today’s Canvas

Yellow

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Homage x II

Even though January 16th is recognized as Martin Luther King Jr Day, King was born January 15th 1929. Originally a federal holiday was first proposed just four days after his death in 1968 (Assassinated April 4, 1968). Finally two decades later the holiday was signed into law 1983, In 1986 is where the first observance actually had taken place. As you can see such time gaps indicate the fight within govt for this recognized holiday. Most states opposed the idea, some southern states  even recognize Robert E. Lee on the exact same day as King’s designated holiday.

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I had the privilege of being introduced to this subtle fire’s activism (works) at a young age. I may have not been sharing the same era, but it was something about the way he painted colorful pictures with words, made the vision reality. King fought for equal rights across the board, despite obstacles thrown his way, he is the definition of a true leader. I honor you for your courage, strength and fearlessness. Thank you a thousand times! The “I have a dream”  Speech may be one of his most quoted deliveries, in retrospect I would like to share some quotes that I like most.

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”
— Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, December 10, 1964

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
— “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963

“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And he’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land . . . So I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man.”
— “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, April 3, 1968 (the day before his assassination)

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
— Strength to Love (1963)

 

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Aaliyah Dana Haughton,

Where to start? Back in 1994 when the release of “Age ain’t nothing but a number” had the music scene open.. Or could it be the release of “One in a million” in 1996, which FOREVER transformed R&B/Pop sounds PERIOD  ..No..no.. It has to be when you graced the stage of the Apollo.. No matter the memory… Undoubtedly Aaliyah was just that bad! Wearing multiple hats as a Soultress, Dancer, Model, and  Actress.. She had accomplished it all in such a short time, paving the way and becoming a musical inspiration for several different artist whom succeeded after.

Born January 16th 1979 – Untimely passing August 25th, 2001 – I will never forget, middle school age at the time, reading headlines of the stars transition. Not fully understanding life’s processes yet..

 

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Aaliyah’s smooth tomboy lustrous appeal gave young girls, such as myself growing up, confidence. Also the courage to be who you are no matter how anyone else may perceive you. That aspect alone set her aside from the rest, while watching her evolve into a young woman. All I’m just saying is who didn’t want to immolate Aaliyah?  Not to mention that her music was indeed “Hot Like Fire” 🔥 Including the features! It is hard trying to explain the connection I felt to a woman I barely even personally knew, Her spirit was definitely felt through sound…Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world!!!

“An unexplainable but unforgettable feeling you get when you hear good music that puts you in a particular mode” -Shaddai

Literally I can go on for pages about who she is and why she is just that important!! If you find yourself reading this piece and you are not too familiar with whom Aaliyah may be please I encourage you to do yourself a HUGE favor and get familiar.

I honor & pay homage to this Queen

Happy Bornday Baby Girl,

Sleep In Peace.

 

 

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Unevenly Bliss

The past few days have been sorta asymmetrical for me.

That is probably the best descriptive word to use.

Although negativity NO longer lingers,

Results from a great sacrifice

Ensures growth.

Taking Stagnate steps towards the next challenge.

Breaking this trance of silenced thinking,

Awaking 

As if I was first Born.

Retaining the Vision

As if I was Dreaming.

Risen

As if I was Sleeping.

For the Outsiders that gaze on

Being presumptuous in what they think they know is factually sound

When in reality It’s just another one-sided ploy.

You never gonna get me down.

This is the warm-up

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“Open up to infinity and become infinity” – unknown

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Far Gone

About a month ago..

I published my very first blog post

Where has time gone?

It’s been about 9 months since My Nephews have been AWOL

Where did time go?

Where could they be?

Uncontrollable occurrences results to consequences

Appear as though they are

Depths of sands

No longer knowing just where to stand.

For if I take a step to my left

I then would be playing hooky

From the path set before me, not quit envisioning the absents of two precious kings.

Forging ahead with this hand dealt.

I will never Astray!

I will never Awry!

Anticipation of your return

Sojourn’s in my conscience sleep

That deep.

I Love you for everyday that your away,

We will  meet again.

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2017 is the Year

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Welcoming 2017 with open arms.

All the negative thinking is left as a thing of the past, transforming your thinking/mindset is a must!!

Evolving forward with the equinox: Universal Law is REAL.

You attract what you put out into the atmosphere!! Do not allow yourself to be swallowed into the depths of Negativity! “Heavy Lies the head that wears the crown”

A pledge for your validation is not what I seek. Simply put, research for self.

Following the path of light will lead to success, prosperity with great health

& Anything you put your mind to!

–Here’s to a BRIGHT year!! Wishing you all the very best!

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Vessel Of Refuge

 

The holiday season can be treated as if you’d be taking a much-needed vacation from present reality

Just to

Provide all excuses to indulge in sinfully sweet treats,

Traveling to see relatives,

Reconnecting ties where they once fell off… And to

Simply relax.

However… Seasons are not identical for each individual

Mixtures of

Cinnamon

Nutmeg &

Brown sugar

Are quickly conformed into

Chaos

Confusion &

Hurt.

Pulling away… No longer wanting an association with Dysfunctional routines

Finally allowing sun rays to dry the trail of tears away..

Paving the way for a fresh start..

 Within..

An abundance of soul-searching has been had for the sake of conscious decisions..

Vowing to spread more peace and love

Fewer distractions

Working on the inside, out.

All

Bitter-sweetness

For I am better once retreated

Unveiling

Undefeated.

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