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Feb ’11: Insecurity is an Optical Illusion

Last month, I invited you to “Fly With Me” …. to “Fly with Us”, on this journey of Inspired Spirit, Enlightenment and Hope, as we explore the questions of the prophetic days upon us. I “Give Thanks” to all who took the time to join me at the DrSalaam launch party and/or view this monthly blog. Most of the feedback I received was of inspired action, with exclaimed motivation. Text message, email or site reply, I extend extra warm appreciation to those of you who commented. Your sentiments in fact adjoined hearts to like minds, who too relish being a part of a progressive collective.

A couple of folks did exclaim confusion with my mathematical abilities, wondering “how on earth did I calculate 24 instead of the actual 12 months to 2012?” (Giggle, Giggle) I honor my spiritual swag, being not offended by the obvious fact that they likely had not read the entire blog. In fact, that clarity made me smile, alerting me to make it a bit more plain. After all, each of us does grow and glow at our own pace J. So, check out the counter on the side bar people! “24 Months to 2012” is the “Count Down” from January 21st 2011 to December 21st 2012. I pray this coast is now crystal clear. For within these next 23 months, more to grapple is destined to come!

February 21st 2011.

In addition to this day marking 23 Months to 12/21/2012, it is also the anniversary of the assassination of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, most commonly known as Malcolm X.  The year was 1965. A man of incomparable distinction was assassinated while poised to deliver a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem New York City. At the time the shots rang out, this auspicious revolutionary had barely uttered a word. Ironically, it was the power and presence of his words that still captivate some to straddle, yet most to choose one of these daunting two sides… Faith or Fear. Nonetheless, his speeches, interviews and shared conversations perpetually define him as one of this nation’s greatest orators. Forty six years hence his death, his words are remarkably in alignment, with these prophetic days. I honor his juxtaposed journey from hustler to humanitarian, with some of his quotes to stimulate your belief systems, inspiring feverish pursuit of Your Power, Your Perseverance and Your Divinely intended Individual Greatness. Consider applying your magic wand to turn belief systems from dark into light and fear into fortune. Let Focus + Facts + Freedom = Faith be a Formula for your Future! As Brother Malcolm would say… “By Any Means Necessary”**

Malcolm on Focus …

“I feel like a man who has been asleep somewhat and under someone else’s control. I feel that what I’m thinking and saying now, is for myself.”

Malcolm On Communication and Reality … FACTS!

“First, I would like to point out that since it is my understanding that most of you are training to be leaders in the community, the country, and the world, some advice that I would give is that whenever you occupy a position of responsibility, never accept images that have been created for you by someone else. It is always better to form the habit of learning how to see things for yourself, listen to things for yourself, and think for yourself; then you are in a better position to judge for yourself”. …. “So I just take time to mention that because it is very dangerous for you and me to form the habit of believing completely everything about anyone or any situation when we only have the press as our source of information. It is always better, if you don’t want to be completely in the dark, to read about it. But don’t come to a conclusion until you have an opportunity to do some personal, firsthand investigation for yourself”. (quotes from a Malcolm X speech to the Domestic Peace Corps. December 12, 1964.)

Malcolm on Freedom …

“Dr. King wants the same thing I want… Freedom.”

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”
“Prospects for Freedom speech, Jan. 7 1965

Malcolm On Faith …

“A new world order is in the making, and it is up to us to prepare ourselves that we may take our rightful place in it.”

– Malcolm X, Epistle to one of the Nation of Islam brethren

In my opinion, the concept of “A New World Order” may be taken in a few ways. It is possible that with all the nuclear war heads on the planet, the world could end while we are sleeping tomorrow, with no relevance to the date. It is also possible that the Mayan prophecy about December 21st 2012 may simply mean the ending of the world as we know it, yet not a catastrophic forever. Unless you enjoy being a sitting duck, it is too possible that you, that we, actually have a say so in how our lives turn out in all matters…. miniscule or magnificent.

One answer (gem) I embraced, while studying with Indigenous Healers (Curanderos) in New Mexico, is that both the emotional and physical energies and experiences of a person is commonly the catalyst to their actions and decisions.

Oh yes … what was my question? “Why do we become so torn apart at the appearance, suggestion or onset of obstacles, tragedy and turmoil, when such circumstances inevitably lead us to the ultimate treasure… becoming who we truly are?”


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8 Responses

  1. Surayya Barbee

    Powerful! Thank you for remembering our brothers, especially during Black History Month.

    February 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    • That addresses sveearl of my concerns actually.

      September 15, 2011 at 4:13 am

  2. T. Jaha

    Magnificent words and work! Thank you for sharing your wisdom, while sharing the wise words of Bro. Shabazz in such a clear and guiding way.

    Your consistency and clarity is a gift to us all!

    Thank you!

    February 21, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    • A few years ago I’d have to pay soeomne for this information.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:30 am

  3. A. Alzarah Nailah J.

    Mmmmm! That was such food for thought I could actually taste it!!! Like Brother Malcolm you to have divine foresight, awesome leadership and you are an incredible orator. I thank you for the personal investment and resources you have dedicated to this matter of teaching faith instead of fear. Reading each month has supported me in putting into proper perspective the many emotions and thoughts I’ve experienced in relation to the times we live in and the future ahead of us.

    Love the counter!

    February 22, 2011 at 6:35 am

    • Great coommn sense here. Wish I’d thought of that.

      September 14, 2011 at 7:15 am

  4. I’m really into it, thnaks for this great stuff!

    September 14, 2011 at 7:12 am

  5. Hey man! I’ve just stopped by to say thanks for this great blog! Keep going that way.

    November 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm

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