Last night my granddaughter Brianne took
me to a Def Jam poetry reading in a small strip mall,
in a dark room painted red and black with one restroom
that worked occasionally. The room was mostly filled
with African-American brothers and sisters, a Hispanic
or two - and me - the only one white as a cotton ball
and older than all of them. To my surprise, Brianne
got up and read a beautiful, heart felt poem she had
written for my birthday and then her friend Tunesha
sang Happy Birthday me in front of everyone. I was
so touched, so deeply moved by her words that I couldn’t
contain myself and ended up in tears. She got a standing
The rest of the evening was filled with young poets, powerful women and striking
men, who poured out their souls and did their thing with the most incredible
amount of spirit I have ever heard. They were conscious. They were filled with
love for everyone. They were awake and creating light in this little corner of
the world. Somewhere in the cosmos last night the angels gave them a standing
ovation as well.
There was a time in my life when - providing you even dared to talk about spiritual
topics - people would think you were crazy. Now, whenever you go anywhere or
meet with any one, something of a conscious nature becomes part of the conversation.
There are more light teachers on the planet than ever before. There are more
people, in more countries working for peace than ever before. When I first began
to teach about spirituality there were 2500 sites on the web about this topic.
Now there are 67,100,000 sites that come up under that one word. So, why then
are we in such turmoil? Because we are supposed to be.
This is a time for choices. We cannot make choices without polarities and options
that allow for both ends of the continuum...the higher vibrations and the lower
ones. So now in our lives we are seeing things more clearly. The choices are
with out question, more clearly defined. We are either honest or dishonest. We
can’t be a little of both. We are either truthful or not truthful. We can’t
be both. We are either awake or unconscious. There’s no middle ground.
We are either empowered by our friends and relationships or drained by them.
We are either aligned with our own decisions or in a sort of dissonance that
creates discomfort. The choices are clear, so long as we are listening.
Don’t be disappointed if you are feeling a bit like a pioneer now. People
who are conscious are pioneering and planting seeds in every family, every corporation
and every meeting. You may have elected on some soul level to bring awareness
to those you love. Celebrate that and get yourself connected to the meetings,
the resources and the people who support you staying strong on your path.
Imagine what life might be like if the next word and the next action came from
your highest self. Imagine what it would be like if all your words and actions
came from your highest self. Imagine if we were all operating, speaking and acting
from that aware state. Whatever fear just came up in you when you read that sentence…that
is your work; to find a way to step across the gap and your fear into that place
that operates from your spirit, no matter belief system you may have.
Spirituality and the opportunity to become conscious is everywhere. It’s
in the program. It’s in the family. It’s in a little broken down
strip mall with no out side lights, and a red and black room, where young people
talk about the spirit of change. Spirit is simply where ever you are.