We Are Spirit Manifested in Form

We come from spirit and are born fearless, blameless and without guilt, remaining as such, until we are taught differently. We come into this world color blind, not knowing of prejudice, inequality, judgment or that injustice exists, until w are taught differently. We arrive as a free spirit, with no conception of humiliation, intimidation and limitation, until we are taught differently, that is.

From infancy and onward we discovered by observing and listening, that we were no longer a free spirit. There were demands, expectations and conditions placed upon our being. As we grew we learned again by observation, that we weren’t truly a human being rather, a human doing, and were expected to follow the path of the human doing way of life.

Little by little our way of being in the world, faded into the shadows and our spirit became obscured or hidden, having been overwhelmed by the expectations, demands and conditions that come with living in a body. Soon, we forgot our true identity or essence, as we imitated all that we observed on our travels from infancy to adulthood.

Once upon a time we were that little child, oh, we’ve grown taller and older, but that child, in all its innocence is hiding in the shadows of our memory just as your spirit is seated within; both waiting to be re-discovered and awakened to the freedom and innocence that we arrived on earth with. You and I long to be re-connected to that child/spirit relationship in all its wholeness, connected to all that is good, kind, forgiving, loving and understanding.

We were created out of, and came from love so we might know the joy of living, loving being loved and experiencing total physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.

We can re-connect with spirit by first learning to love ourselves. Unlike a balloon without air that cannot take flight we can, once again, call on the invisible energy of our inner spirit and receive the gift of flight, freedom and healing that comes with authentic love and living ones authentic truth.

There’s no mountain too high if we live from the essence of who we are, which is “spirit.” We are here to heal ourselves and the world and it’s more than possible! It’s our thoughts that count and we can choose the thoughts we think and thereby achieve our deepest dreams. Blessings

 

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Mind Over Matter

The folowing article was a contribution I made to the International Women’s Flag Football Association Magazine titled: FORWARD PASS Spring / Summer 2014

Mind Over Matter

I realized I was a gay later in life.
My life style was then challenged at every turn; obstacles were plentiful!
I learned a lot and encourage everyone to be true to themselves, whether you
are gay, straight, bisexual …. or a female football player breaking the barriers of a male dominated sport.

“Be self propelled, believing, daring and un-afraid on your journey. In and under all circumstances be authentically you!”

How can you be, or live a life of authenticity when many in society demand conformity? How can you live your truth, love, and best life as a lesbian, when many would prefer you lie, hide, or even change your image, to meet their expectations? Why is it, the word fear gives the illusion of having more power then that of faith?

Forty years ago, when my partner and I stepped out of the darkness and into the light, revealing the truth that we were lesbians, Kate and I were nearly swallowed up by the demands, threats, fears, opinions and rejections of family, friends and others, who no longer saw us as Sidney and Kate. We were assigned the label of lesbians,
which negated all that we had ever been, to all who had known and loved us. We had, in the blink of an eye, become ineffective, invalid, and even invisible to many.

Whoever you are and whatever your lifestyle, bow not to fear and intimidation. You need not be ashamed or cower in the dark; you need not pretend, lie or live a life that’s less than what you envision for yourself, or your partnership. Perhaps you were taught that loving yourself was egotistical and selfish, yet how can you truly learn to love another if you don’t love yourself? How can you give what you don’t have? How can you have a deep, long lasting and loving partnership, if you haven’t partnered with yourself and who
you choose to be?

You have an in-born right to happiness, freedom and equality; a God given right, to seek self-awareness, self-knowledge, self-worth and self -actualization. Society may not agree with whom you live and love. Live your truth and love your best, anyway!

As each of us face down fear and live our authentic truth, we set an example and empower others to do the same; we no longer hide, but throw the door open wide and step out into the light of freedom to claim all that love and life has to offer.

In a partnership/marriage, two people become a team unbeatable when they step in unison to the same thoughts, goals, dreams and wishes. They have the stamina, determination and courage to strive for living their best life, regardless of the obstacles, problems or issues that rise up before or between them. In and under all ircumstances,
they are a team unconquerable, and do not compromise their gifts. Women’s football calls for all of the attributes described above. Now the question becomes the cceptance of woman’s football teams into the arena of recognized and legitimatize sports games.

What stands in the way of recognizing women as a formidable force to be reasoned with on the football field? My guess is the misconception that women don’t have what it takes to drive the sport into front page headlines.

For those who question the ability of women in the football arena, I would say observe their dedication to the sport; witness their strength, power, energy and determination on the field. Whether it’s a lesbian partnership (team of two, or a line up of women on the football field,) they are a force to reckon with and deserve an honest look at their competitiveness in the game of football!

 

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Celebrate Life Now

  1. Living our personal truth is paramount to living our best life. Many of us are content to settle for what is, and reluctantly survive through the years. Unless we are willing to acknowledge our fears, anxieties, insecurities, and apprehensions, about the un-fulfillment of our personal lives, we remain deaf to the call of living our personal truth.
    Each of us has an inner voice …that constantly competes with the negative characters and chatter that works to convince us that settling for less, than what it is we desire, should be good enough; worse, all that we can expect or even deserve. Be grateful, for what you have, don’t rock the boat, just be satisfied. You have no right to ask for more. How could you not be happy with what you have? Years ago the mantra was, “You made your bed now sleep in it,” end of story!
    How many of us have heard these words before; how many of us have become un-willing victims of the language of negativity, and how many of us have believed this mantra to be gospel? Be the authentic you God intended, and not what someone else has intended for you.
    2014 is the time to wake up, remove the ear plugs, step out of our fears, and live our personal truth, whatever that truth might be. This is the moment in which we can choose to become the producer and director of our own life story. The old script, most of it proposed and written by others is outdated and lacks the luster our life has craved. Actually, if you think about it, isn’t it the inner desire, craving, and wish to live our own inner personal truth, that we’ve longed for and have been hiding from?
    Contrary to the opinion and belief of others, you don’t have to sleep in that bed, hide in that closet, or deny your authenticity. You can choose to be and live your personal truth today! You can become that luster, or glow of light that paves the way for a new beginning, a new journey, and a new life. Another day lived as a captive of your past, is a day too many! The present is now! The year 2014 has opened the door to your awakening. Plunge into your life with both feet and share your personal truth.
    The late Leo Buscaglia’s used to say “Life is a banquet and nobody’s eating.”
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Priorities and Value

  1. Hello Sunday! What a friend you are. You remind me to breathe easier and prepare for the craziness of the week ahead. You renew my strength and cause my wings to lift a bit higher, free of the business that claims or demands our attention during the week. Please keep me mindful of what truly is important and to take time for who and what I truly love. Open my mind to new experiences and idea’s that help to shape my world and the world of those I love, and have yet to meet.
    Blessings
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A Time to Ponder

Why do we settle for what is not producing happiness in our life, rather than embrace our real passion? What is it that ties us up in knots and keeps authentic living byond our grasp? Why are we quick to retreat instead of stay the course love would have us follow? Why do we run from ourselves and than blame the world outside our eyes? Why do we all too often regret the life we didn’t choose for ourselves? What’s fear got to do with not taking responsibility for the choices we make, as well as the choices we don’t make? Everything, is my guess! It takes “A Journey into Thought” to find the answers to these questions, although I think we already have the answers we seek; there just buried a bit under the guise of fear.

Courage is a pre-requisite for living your authentic truth and best life; faith in yourself and a power greater will get you there, because your thoughts will take you anywhere you want to go, or keep you from arriving at your desired destination. Live your life now!

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Upcoming Interview with J’son Lee

Closing The Deal: Keys To A Successful Relationship
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Relationships are a lot of work. What things do you need to know about maintaining your…Relationships are a lot of work. What things do you need to know about maintaining your individual identity, choosing the right mate, roles, communication, emotional needs, etcetera? Our guests will be authors and motivational speakers, Angelia Menchan and Sidney Andrews. We’ll also be joined by security professional, Ray Baker. These individuals have a total of 80 years combined marriage/domestic partnership experience. You don’t want to miss this show!

 

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Being Available

As each day comes to a close and gifts us with another day, let’s greet the new day with out-reached arms and an open heart. May we be available to those whose lives we touch  both known and un-known, for we know not what their burden might be, or the anxieties and fears they might have. Let’s shine our light bright ,so others might feel the warmth of our love and compassion, even without understanding, in so doing, we, ourselves will know “the peace that passes all understanding” and a joy beyond measure.

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