Happy Soul Food Friday!
This week: Lovers of Humanity Come in Many Flavors!
“I’m no longer interested in any forms of spirituality, self-mastery programs, success mentors, coaches, healers, spiritual thinkers,
or activists that don’t ultimately lead their communities back to responsible association to tending the Earth.
The never ending quest for self-realization, personal brand mastery, self-success “soul”-preneurship all strike me as bypasses
that have only served to keep us disassociated from what’s actually going on here.
Which requires us to exit the cult of individual success, whether seen through foggy spiritualized goggles or not,
and get our hands dirty in the immediacy of our grounded environmental issues around us.
The world dies while we buy in to yet another charismatic voice telling us how to heal some yet unmastered part of ourselves even more deeply into narcissistic individual “success.”
The world dies while charismatics make millions on their self-help platforms.
Sure.. and for that matter, Please: do your personal healing.
But if my healing only keeps looping back to myself, and doesn’t ultimately lead to reassociation with the Earth and my work to be part Of It,
then I’m just a casualty of healing-themed consumerism.
And still contributing to the problems that are destroying the planet.”
– Adrianne Tamar
This man’s dying words changed my life:
After he was stabbed and lay dying on a train, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche said, ‘tell everyone on this train I love them.’ I will never forget his words
‘Tell everyone on this train I love them’: the meaning of a hero’s final words | Maeve Higgins | The Guardian
Here’s the story behind Black History Month — and why it’s celebrated in February
Black History Month grew from a weeklong celebration that started nearly 100 years ago — and it’s not random that it’s in February.
The story behind Black History Month — and why it’s celebrated in February : NPR
Albert Cleage: Founder of The Shrine of the Black Madonna:
Albert Cleage: Founder The Shrine of The Black Madonna – Black Mail Blog (blackmail4u.com)
A Nazi officer’s housekeeper hid 12 Jews in the basement. All of them made it out alive.
“Without her, I wouldn’t be alive,” said Roman Haller, who was conceived while his parents were in hiding.
A Nazi officer’s housekeeper hid 12 Jews in the basement. All of them made it out alive. (nbcnews.com)
These vintage photos show the timeless allure of travel
Find inspiration for your next journey in these images from National Geographic’s archives.
These vintage photos show the timeless allure of travel (nationalgeographic.com)
Thanks this week go Kurt C, for the Adrianne Tamar quote, Manuelita B for the Albert Cleage link, and to lovers of humanity everywhere.
Please pay it forward with love!
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“Love is misunderstood to be an emotion;
actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of
being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others.”
–Dr. David Hawkins