Note From the Universe

Sunday, May 06, 2012

A Singer Cant..

By Margaret Rose 26-03-06 

I always wanted to be a singer
Yes that was my dream.. 
But somehow I got lost 
Somewhere in between 
Pushed by the forces of life and it’s flows 
my dream to sing 
Where it goes Heaven knows 

Whitney, Mariah, Toni, Sade 
All of them inspiring me in their own way 
But now Im learning the truth 
A singer I may never be 
For a singer can’t sing the words that will set you free 

Im learning more and more with every passing day 
A singer can’t sing the words I have to say 

So much respect to Tupac, Biggy and JayZ 
I never thought I would be rappin 
Don’t have your pedigree 
I’m certainly not trying to be what I’m not 
I’m just speaking these words 
And it came out hip hop 

You see I’m from the Caribbean 
The Isle of sea and sun 
Steel pan and kaiso 
For that we are number one 
Africa I am India I be 
Two Halves of the whole Inside of me 
But my story is the same as yours 
Though we may look different 
And come from different shores… 
It’s the story of shared struggle, shared pain and history 
They made slaves of your papas 
Just like they did to me 

And there’s power in this knowledge 
That we come from a shared past 
Takes us just that step further 
To our future… at last 
For we all are one 
No matter what we do 
They tried so hard to separate us 
From each other 
From the truth 

That we were Kings and Queens 
Ruling in our day 
More wealthy than the scavenger traders 
That we let come our way 
From Akhenaton to Shaka Zulu 
Imhotep to Selassie 
No greater rulers were there 
With wisdom and integrity 

And all great nations were built
By the sweat of our ancestors 
Their industries flourished 
While our identity splintered 

So you see I can’t sing 
About sex, ho's and bling 
When my people have been stripped 
Of every single thing 
That unites us 
That teaches us 
Who we really are 
We’re Not the hoodlums in the Bronx 
Or the pimps behind the bar 

Im learning more and more every day 
A singer can’t sing the words I want to say 

The way Today 
We all live a life so enriching 
a future so fulfilling 
because of my people’s toiling 

Elevators invented by Alexander Mills 
And if it weren’t for our black brothers 
Cars wouldn’t be going up hills 
Air conditioning and Heat 
They all came from our street 
From Fred Jones and Alice Parker 
And We got the lamp from Lewis Lattimer 

They say we’re unkempt Why don’t we tidy our clothes 
Their ironing board, and their clothes dryer our people invented those! 
Why don’t we teach this in our schools 
Make our young minds yearn 
So that our hearts would be inspired 
By the Truth that we will learn 
So that we will lift our heads high 
And appease our quiet fury 
As we are taught 
That our past 
is so much more than slavery 

And so you see 
Where’s the hope for me… 
I thought one day I’d be a singer 
Belting out R&B 
But my words were drowned out 
By the sweet melodies 
And my ever increasing need to please 
Until one day I stopped 
And I smiled as I knew 
I’d never be able to sing these words to you… 

SO until I find a producer 
With the rhythm and the beat 
That could turn my words of prose Into melodies so sweet 
Until I can capture 
My spirit in a song 
In the iambic pentameter 
And not sound all wrong 

Im learning more and more everyday 
That a singer can’t sing the words I want to say…

Saturday, May 05, 2012

And so a renewal

A year has passed.  Much has happened. There has been challenge. There has been growth. Most of all there has been a reaffirmation of my chosen path.  

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Invitation to Join the Silent Revolution..

"On the surface of the world right now there isWar and violence and things seem dark.But calmly and quietly, at the same time,Something else is happening underground.An inner revolution is taking placeAnd certain individuals are being called to a higher light.It is a silent revolution.From the inside out. From the ground up.This is a Global operation.A Spiritual Conspiracy.There are sleeper cells in every nation on the planet.You won't see us on the TV.You won't read about us in the newspaper.You won't hear about us on the radio.We don't seek any glory.We don't wear any uniform.We come in all shapes and sizes, colors and styles.Most of us work anonymously.We are quietly working behind the scenesIn every country and culture of the worldCities big and small, mountains and valleys,In farms and villages, tribes and remote islands.You could pass by one of us on the streetAnd not even notice.We go undercover.We remain behind the scenes.It is of no concern to us who takes the final creditBut simply that the work gets done.Occasionally we spot each other in the street.We give a quiet nod and continue on our way.During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobsBut behind the false storefront at nightIs where the real work takes place.Some call us the Conscious Army.We are slowly creating a new worldWith the power of our minds and hearts.We follow, with passion and joyOur orders come from the Central Spiritual Intelligence.We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no one is lookingPoems ~ Hugs ~ Music ~ Photography ~ Movies ~ Kind words ~Smiles ~ Meditation and prayer ~ Dance ~ Social activism ~ WebsitesBlogs ~ Random acts of kindness...We each express ourselves in our own unique waysWith our own unique gifts and talents.Be the change you want to see in the world.That is the motto that fills our hearts.We know it is the only way real transformation takes place.We know that quietly and humbly we have thePower of all the oceans combined.Our work is slow and meticulousLike the formation of mountains.It is not even visible at first glance.And yet with it entire tectonic platesShall be moved in the centuries to come.Love is the new religion of the 21st century.You don't have to be a highly educated personOr have any exceptional knowledge to understand it.It comes from the intelligence of the heartEmbedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings.Be the change you want to see in the world.Nobody else can do it for you.We are now recruiting.Perhaps you will join usOr already have.All are welcome.The door is open."-- Unknown

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

So Pleased to Meet .. YOU!

We are all the best at who we are, every second of every minute of every day. Noone could be a better you than you. Stop following others and their paths or what society tells you is the best and most acceptable path. Stop looking for the affirmation of others for your choices. Lets continue to be co-creators of the beautiful tapestry of humanity. Each of us is a perfect and unique expression of God and as we each manifest our authentic selves we contribute to the best of humanity.

Commit your time and energy to pursuing your authentic self and trust me thats the best effort you could commit yourself too. When connected to who you authentically are and pursuing your own best self, though you experience life's challenges you see them as opportunities to grow and manifest more of who you are. Life is full of awe, excitement and unexplained blessings along your path. I wish this for you.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Im back.. On life and Juggling...

Hmm. It has been forever since my last post. Over four years! Life really took over - didnt it? So where am I on my journey now? I thought I had it all figured out.. hmmf. Boy was I wrong. Ive decided to start back writing on this blog and it will be like my own personal (ok that is ridiculous) my own very public diary. However, I won't be pontificating from above - the way I felt I was qualified to do 4 years ago. It will be an account of my continuing journey to the God within - my Emmanuel Journey. Well I am still a truth seeker - thats for sure. Sometimes I think I have it all figured out and sometimes I feel like I have no center. Right now, things are pretty low. On the outside it appears that I have all the trappings. To others I am a successful attorney, businesswoman, activist of sorts, nice car, nice house, son going off to college.. new rock star boyfriend!! (lol - well that last one not many people know about). Hmm am I going to come out of the closet on the internet?? I think not! You guys will have to wait for that one. Hehehe. Anyway - all these apparent markers for success but am I?? Well the thing about being involved in so many different things is that it is easy when you are focusing on one thing for everything else to go by the wayside. When that happens, you need to navigate alot of stuff to deal with the fallout. Life is sometimes like juggling several balls and hoping none will fall. For me.. I think some of my balls have been dropping. Some I still have up in the air - but I need to find a way to pick them back up without dropping the others. Hmmm that's it. I want to be a better juggler because everytime I drop a ball I feel like a failure. And it doesnt matter how high or fast I am able to juggle the rest. Perhaps the key is to go slowly. Start with one ball, take your time with that one and make sure you can juggle that one ball well and then slowly increase to two and take your time again. Take as long as you can - the race is not for the swiftest but for those who endure to the end. Then go to three, four.. as much as your capacity can handle. How do you know what you can handle - well, one needs to take a cold hard look at one's skill level and competence. If you want to juggle another ball - this requires more skill - so you need to up your skill if you want another ball. The juggling analogy is certainly helpful if one meditates on it. So what if you're like me and you've dropped a ball or two because you moved a bit too fast when you were adding balls - how do you pick them back up and continue without dropping the others? Can I just drop all the balls, press rewind and start over with one? Making sure that I can creep before I walk, and walk before I run? For me, because alot of people depend upon me, I can't just drop the balls without hurting others, and that I don't want to do. If in your situation you can drop all your balls and start over with one - thats the best bet. If you're like me, I think one still needs to press pause for a second. Stop worrying about the balls you have dropped. If there are still three in the air, slow the pace down, focus on those three and make sure you can do them well. If you have a friend or family member that you can rely on - what is really wrong with asking for help?  Ask them if they can pick up a ball or two for you.  They may be able to do so, because they have their own skills and competence (wisdom) that they have developed over the years - maybe they have the capacity to help others with their balls, for a while.

Slowly increase your capacity and then when you are skilled enough, lower yourself slowly and pick up one of the balls and add them. Remember not too fast and take your time with each new one. Make sure it fits into your life snugly. Make sure you're comfortable and skilled with the new number of balls before you begin picking up again. And how do you stop worrying about the ones that you have dropped? Make a plan. Set a goal. Say I have to become a master at the balls in my hand in lets say two months - then I will pick back up another ball.

Then what if life throws you a curve ball.  You didn't plan for it but you must deal with it anyway.  That's when you walk in faith that the universe is everyday conspiring for your good.  Maybe that curve ball was sent to stretch you.  Maybe you had gotten too comfortable with just three balls and maybe you could handle a bit more.  You can sometimes really surprise yourself at just what you can do.. instead of focusing on what you think you cant. And sometimes Life helps us to find out our true potential. That's all I can say - and that's what I am trying to do right now - stretch. I'll let you know how it goes..

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

I Am Here to Be of Consequence

I am here to be of consequence,
to be more than my parents' child,
mere outcome of the latest in a series of matings
between persons almost all of whom I never knew,
and none of whom I can ever know
as well as I already know myself.

I am here to be of consequence,
to be more than a reaction or response
to other people and institutions
whose self-appointed or established purpose
is to shape, direct, instruct or otherwise conform me
to a pre-existing set of expectations.

I am here to be of consequence,
to be more than an extension
of prevailing trends and fashions,
of teachings, preachments and ideologies,
of wisdom handed down,
of reasons handed over,
of meanings that last only for a season.

I am here to be of consequence,
to be more than the caretaker
of the things that I possess,
the thoughts that I profess,
and the feelings that I express.

More than all of these,
I am here to be my own consequence,
to be all that became possible
when the universe chose to be itself
as me.

(©1999, Noel Frederick McInnis)

Monday, May 30, 2005

A chat with a christian...

So I was online recently and someone i had never spoken to before began to instant message me on yahoo. The person introduced themselves and told me that they were 19 and in bible school training to be a pastor. We began chatting and exchanging our respective beliefs. I told him that I had complete respect for his beliefs because it was through christianity that I first experienced the spiritual realm and first came to know God. I told him that i thought that our purpose here was to come to a full understanding of ourselves as sentient beings... to experience who we really are by becoming who we are not. He asked me whether I was still a christian and i said I no longer defined myself as anything. He asked me why? And I thought instead of going through everything I believed and didnt believe I would direct him to this blog where I told him I shared my thoughts on spiritual things. The guy checks out this blog and then goes off on me saying you are going to hell and destruction, you must repent and come back to God or else you will end up burning in hell!!

I must confess that I was a bit taken aback. Even though I am fully aware of how bigoted christians have been throughout the ages, how it has been used to justify numerous atrocities committed amongst us, how instead of promoting unity and love among all mankind it has encouraged separatism between the "saved" and the "unsaved", it was sad to see it once again... in someone so young and so committed to submitting his life to the service of bringing persons closer to God. But was this young man really submitting his life to this service or was it service to a particular philosophy or belief?

From time immemorial man has sought to define the mysteries of this universe of our life force, of our existence. Several philosophies and religions were birthed out of this need. I call these philosophies and religions - "boxes". It is the box that we put our God into so that we can understand the mysteries and in this understanding we feel safe and we become secure in the world. For without these boxes who would we be? Why are we here? Its scary to believe in nothing, to not know who we are and why we exist and where we are going if go we must. So we cling to our boxes for without them we are alone and left with unanswered and what we think are unanswerable questions. When someone questions our box we feel threatened, we feel insecure because who we are is all wrapped up in that box.. and so we lash out... we attack anything and anyone who questions our box. Because if our box isnt right then what we think about ourselves is all wrong. And so the Pastors and preachers tell us we are destined for hell and eternal damnation if we dont believe in the box.

I was a born again christian for several years and I soon learnt the difference between having a relationship with God and having a relationship with a belief or philosophy. I held on to God and stepped out in faith into the unknown. I relieved myself of all religious doctrine and structure. Through meditation and prayer I have found my own TRUTHS. Truths that do not separate us but unite us. I respect all beliefs... once your beliefs are serving you and you are not serving them. You know when your beliefs are serving you by the fruit of the spirit, love, joy and peace and all that flows from these. Attacking others for their beliefs doesn't fall in this category.

So to my friend who told me i was going to hell and destruction because i didnt believe in what he did, I say... look and listen deep within yourself and ask of your God...why will you destroy that which you created? Why did you give me free choice to merely condemn me to eternal damnation for exercising it? If you look deeply enough and in the deepest silence you listen closely enough perhaps you might hear a voice saying " Lo I will never leave you or forsake you... even until the end of time".

There really is no need to be fearful of not having all the answers my friend, once we know that God exists and is always lovingly conspiring to ensure our happiness and success and not our ultimate destruction and downfall.