Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"No Title"

            Do labels scare you? Do labels sort set a bar for what one can become? Does the phrase, “sky’s the limit” seem to be more like maybe the sky is the limit? Does the reputation that comes with a label, limit one to whatever is they want to do? As a black man, I sometimes wonder about this. We live in a world full of different individuals and sometimes these individuals get labeled because of race, religion, and sex. For example, one day my family and I went to a new church because at the time, my fiancĂ© and I were looking for a church to get married in; not really paying attention to the service but more so looking at the design of the church, paying attention to the people of the church and still keeping an ear open for the priest, we came to a conclusion that this was the church….until after mass.

            The priest realizing my family and I were new to the church came up to us, gave us a warm welcome and showed us around the grounds. I’m not sure how it got to race because I was still looking around to see where we could take pictures and when I came back to the conversation, the priest was shocked because we were black and catholic. It wasn’t like a wow you guys are black and catholic, it was like he couldn’t believe it. I think he couldn’t get pass the fact, that we were black and catholic. Now I know that most black folk have a tendency to be Christian or Baptist, because of the label, but not everyone who is black fall in the category. Basically the whole conversation was centered on race and religion and I mentally checked out again. Every now and then, I would kind of check back in to make sure my mom didn’t have the priest in a head lock. I could kind of tell it was irritating my mom that the priest met black Catholics. 

My mom was born in Chicago in 1948. She came up in a time period when black people were treated like shit. Also, my grandparents, every summer would take them back home to Louisiana to visit other family; a not so friendly place to people of color in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s 80’s, 90’s, fuck it even today it’s still very alive. I say this so you understand why I had to kind of keep an eye on my mother. I knew she wasn’t going to attack the priest because I knew she knew he meant no harm, and I know she knows this is Los Angeles and racism is not nearly as bad as it was or is in other parts of the country or world. As we left the church, my mom, aunt, cousin, brother, ex fiancĂ© were fired up; we didn’t go back to that church. What’s my point?  In my example, you can clearly see the priest was a victim of categorizing, labeling, boxing people in. I’m not saying he’s a bad person but clearly he was not hearing how the words sounded coming out of his mouth. If we didn’t have this label, box, or category, this would not have been a problem.

            In today’s world, we know that nothing can hold us back. We know that race, religion, or sex is just that. However, some of us do not stop to think that if  a woman wanted to, she could work construction, if a man wants to wear make-up he can wear it, if you’re black you don’t have to have rims and talk loud….these are categories, titles if you will. However, we still have this mind frame. When you think boss, what comes to mind?  Most of the time, some people think negative things depending on their past situation, sometimes it’s the way media portrays a boss, and sometimes the position itself, which calls for one to be a little more aggressive than usual can give the title boss a bad stigmatism. Labels, Titles, we need them to separate each other, we need them so there won’t be any confusion but I do believe, we are smart enough to look pass that…I do believe we are smart enough to meet someone and look pass the “label” a person comes with…some days I question….I’ve meet tons of people were it took them a few times to realize that because I’m black doesn’t mean I do everything that is considered to be black; one has to start seeing people for the things they like to do, not the things society expects them to do….

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dove: Patches

Empowering people: one of the steps to a golden age or higher state of consciousness...proud of you Brihtney! =)

My Mars theory (I’m going to try to keep this short)

       (Image found on Google. Btw, that's a picture of  Mars Surface...time to wake up people)

So there’s a theory out there saying that humans may have originally started life on Mars. I kind of believe this and I’ll tell you why. The pyramids in Egypt line up with the pyramid on Mars. Why? The human civilization that was on Mars was telling us, “As a reminder, you started here at point A. Now we are here on Earth and were going to build the same exact pyramid that lines up with the one on Mars to remind you, you were here on Mars.” Why did we leave Mars? For the same exact reason we want to leave earth: we kind of fucked earth up but just in case we fucked up earth so bad, we want an exit route so were looking at Mars; the only problem with that: I think whatever we did on Mars, is the same exact thing….we……are…..doing……on…….EARTH.  The theory says that, eons ago, when we lived on Mars, we lived in a balanced society of feminine and masculine energy. As time moved on, we begin to lean into a more masculine energy planet on mars. This means wars, poverty, death, greed, basically everything that is going on in the world today; I believed this may have happened eons ago. I think we destroyed Mars with some of the same shit we have today. 

Picture it like this, have you forgot how to do something and then suddenly remember how to do it? Let me give a better example, as a kid , I hated when I would go to the mountains and the bees would buzz pass my ear. I would grab my brother’s ear muffs and put them over my ears so the bees would not bother me. As I got older, when I would go to the mountains I still hated that the bees or flies would buzz in my ear and I wish I could find a way to prevent that. Today I was going to go for a hike in the mountains and my mom reminded me, not in these exact words, “ remember that time when we went to the mountains and you put your brothers ear muffs on because the bees and flies were bothering you?” I thought, oh yeah, Son of a bitch, I’m going hiking and it’s April. I still hate when bees and flies bother my ears. So I grabbed my headphones, turned my music on: problem solved. In that example I gave, that’s mankind. We were on Mars so long ago, we forgot what we did on Mars but were repeating the problem here on Earth. In my opinion, mankind is doing what I would like to call a dejavu without memory; however we have clues. For example, Latin is one of our oldest languages and Mar means sea in Latin add an s and you have Mars = Seas. The pyramid on Mars, the eerie vast barren land, that when you look at it, looks like it could support life; however it also looks like what a nuclear blast could do to Earth if we ever got so out of hand, it looks like a land that was so polluted that we had to leave because we destroyed it.  This is just theory. I could be wrong….there’s more to it but tell me what you think in the comments section, questions, thoughts…anything…
 One last thing, I think this is the message of the pyramids on Earth: "You have done this already.  The reason you can't live on Mars is because you destroyed it. You have already lived on a different planet and fucked it up. As a reminder, we are going to rebuild the pyramids here on Earth to remind you of what you did to one home, don't destroy the next. Because if you destroy Earth, you end mankind. We can live on Mars but it's going to take time to regenerate itself. However, if you destroy Earth faster then you did Mars, you're fucked." Basically, slow down on destroying the planet and mankind. End wars, and get back to a balanced society. We don't have anywhere else to go. I don't mean to be dark in this message but this is yin and yang. The light side of this: we have a chance. The dark side: if we keep fucking this planet up, that's it. We destroy faster then we can advance...think about that for a second.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Is energy real?

“Energy: Will to work; vigor: That boy is so full of energy that he cannot keep still. 2. Power to work or act; force: All our energies were used in keeping the fire from spreading. 3. Capacity for doing work, such as lifting or moving an object. Atomic energy, kinetic energy, and potential energy are different forms of energy.” Energy is real. The ancient Egyptians believed heavily on energy. Energy is a source that has the potential to change situations. Things we cannot see are often done by energy until it manifest itself into something real and visible. For example, if you constantly tell someone their fat and worthless, and you mean it, that energy you exuberate will begin to take a toll on that person. I think many of us subconsciously know that, but how many of us have consciously put it in light? I’m one of those people who knew this but didn’t realize how serious it was. I’ll say this in short, for those who want the world to change, check yourself. 

            What do you bring to the table that can change it? This energy goes way deeper then what most of us think. There’s energy grids on this planet, natural energy grids on this planet that flow and can help us with sickness, disease, happiness, fortune, and balance we chose to ignore or maybe we just simply forgot. As of now, I’m not sure which one it is…but one day when you’re not too busy, sit back and look at the planet and ask, “Why is there poverty?” “How come that person is rich?” Why does my life (insert situation) play out this way?” If you are on the west coast of  the America’s, we sit on one of the biggest energy grids this world has to offer and the Mayan’s, Aztecs, and many other Indigenous groups knew that. They knew how to channel that energy and spread it amongst other large energy grids to make a connection. Even better, look at all of our seven wonders of the world or simply look at the pyramids in Giza and South America and it offers way more answers. In my opinion, these monuments were built to mark energy spots and as a reminder, they knew man would go into a dark period. Instead of struggling out of it, these monuments were there to guide us out of the dark and remind us, energy is real….

                                                   Folks, you know the answers...=)