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Remembering Dr. King’s Dream in Contemporary America

Crossroads, Hope, and Legacy

I Have a Dream

Today the world began again as the month of February ended for people of color that was meant to celebrate, honor and dignify there presence in contemporary America. A nation miles away from the foreign soil that bears lineage and legacy to their ancestors. What hasn’t changed in the decades since Dr. King walked the nation offering peaceful protest to right the social ills of America? African America’s are still murdered without persecution and voting rights are violated at polling centers around the nation for majority gains among a host of other things. As I look back over the month I ask myself what would Dr. King have to say about the events that transpired in February remember Virginia Governor Northam’s blackface and KKK incident in addition to his covert narcissism playing on center stage. The house of Gucci producing blackface sweater and calling it fashion. Let’s not forget about Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax and Robert Kelly alleged sexual misconduct and rape charges. Oh, did I forget to include our chief officer President’s Trump’s racist attacks on african scholars, congresswoman, journalist etc and his war on immigrants and that ridiculous border wall? All I can say is the multiple stains that occurred in Black History month is profoundly disgraceful. In the following passage, I delivered this speech to my Toastmasters club to bring a peaceful reminder that we are all human and we share more things in common than we think. Today I would like to share with you 3 important words about the nobleman who inspired this speech. 

Crossroads…
Hope…
Legacy…
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Oxford dictionary defines Crossroads as a crucial point in time that requires a decision to be made. Hope as a desire with expectation of fulfillment and legacy as a gift that is given or received by an ancestor, predecessor, or something transferred from the past. Today I speak to you of a man whose courage answered a national crisis, who inspired hope and positivity among oppressed and non-oppressed citizens and forge a legacy that instituted peace of mind, a promise of a future free from civil right violations, promoted the gospel to love your neighbor as yourself, and to serve our nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

I remember the first time I heard his voice. His voice was full of courage, compassion, optimism, knowledge, and wisdom. A spiritualist and person of excellence and distinction. He was my elder and his message of peaceful protest changed my life forever. 

Like Dr. King, I’ve had my crossroads, I hoped, believed, and constructed my legacy also to be of service, purpose, and the love for others. As Dr. King’s life diminished in 1968 my life was just beginning. I was raised on his message of peaceful interaction, compromising solutions, and the respect for human life. Each year my life plan is reawakened from the resounding temperament of his voice as it travels across radios, television, and social media streams. His reminder to be of service and find your purpose inspires me even more so today. The moral of this speech. Every decade brings uncertainty.  


There will be CROSSROADS, CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, EMOTIONAL DEBATES, AND MULTIPLE STORMS WE MUST TRANSCEND PERSONALLY, PROFESSIONALLY, AND NATIONALLY. 
DREAMS TO BE ACHIEVED
LEGACY’S TO BE FORGED
AND LEGISLATION THAT NEEDS REFORM

We all have a calling a divine purpose we must answer to if you do nothing with this declaration, do this, clarify your objectives. The question today is whether or not you will answer to your calling or sit on the sidelines of your life. 
Fellow members, honored guest 
Together we stand, and United we rise.
May you conquer your Crossroads
Expect your hopes to be fulfilled
and
Build your Legacies

Dr. King proclaimed, Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter and the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. 
Crossroads, Hope, and Legacy! 
Say it with me 
Break Barriers, not Human Spirit. Choose Inclusion before Exclusion
THANK YOU FOR LISTENING. 

Affirmation, Empowerment, FEMME POWER, Humanity, Imperfectly Human, Inspirational, Life, Motivation, Purpose, Sensitivity, Uncategorized

Cultivating Yourself in 2018

To Live Life more Abundantly you must first embrace your present realities to move forward.

Humanity, Injustice, Minority Males, Sensitivity, Truth

Endangered Species “Hands up Don’t Shoot”

The non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri has created a national call to conscience that is echoing across multiple cites in our nations. As citizens are taking to the streets in support of Michael Browns family the systematic assaults and murdering of African Americans must stop. On the night of the announcement it was reported 12 plus buildings were torched, businesses were looted, protesters were tear gassed, and 80 arrests were conducted because of America’s caste legal system that operates within the implicit boundaries of separatism and the oppression of minority’s. These reactions were explosive due to the constant abuses of peace officers in this nation. As I watch and observe the divisive argument that is fueled by prejudicial stereotypes and racial disharmony it saddens me. With sadness comes pain and through pain I hope will come truth. Dr. King postulated in his revered I Have a Dream Sermon, “Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children. We can never be satisfied as long as the African American is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality” (August, 1963). Nonviolence is the only way to approach bigotry, prejudice, separatism, and ignorance. Hear me when I say racial sensitivity is not the collective proposition of your lawmakers however its your duty to dismantle the disparaging perceptions of others. Don’t be fooled by the media attention to the plight unless the world takes action and underpins new legislation the Michael Brown Bill ( personal video cams on peace officers) will you begin to see a change. You wanna know why, because , when the eyes of the world are upon you the pendulum will always swing in your favor. The need for prosecuting officials to disguise their tracks through manipulated grand juries will no longer be a feature to hide their murderous acts and there pursuits to dehumanizing people of color.
Namaste, Taylor
(Retired Peace Officer)

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Discernments, Emotional Support, Empowerment, Motivation, Sensitivity, Truth

Stable Dispositons

I’ve been away for a little while however I’ve carried all of you that follow me in my heart. So I greet you today, Namaste, my friends, I hope peace and blessings have been at your side in my absence. Have you been conscientious in your behaviors and your actions? Have you opened your heart and befriended another. I trust that you all have been gifting love without a doubt. Let’s do some catching up. It has been an exciting summer and fall. I’ve tackled every subject under the sun in graduate psychology, and I’m proud to say it’s off to doctoral studies in 2015. I hope that you all have made significant accomplishments. There has been an overwhelming surge of cognitive dissonance in my peers, and I guess I’m the girl of compassionate wisdom. The philosopher of logic, spiritual teaching, and the enhancer of self-identities. I’ve become the person one seeks when things have become so inconsistent that the need for cognitive (stable dispositions) re-adjustments and behaviors have now become my forte. I’m appreciative of those who seek my discretionary abilities. Today we address the issue of cognitive dissonance from theorist Festinger, L., (1957), and I hope from you understanding the concept you can apply some consistency to your lives. Cognitive dissonance is a mental representation of internal conflict (disharmony) that arises from contradictions in beliefs, values, morals, judgments, behaviors and attitudes. Whoa, that was a mouthful. When dissonance occurs, individuals are faced with a spectrum (happiness, sadness, anger, anxiety, fear, apprehension etc.) of emotions that are situational. How do we self-balance again when we are spiritual conflicted? You find a place where you can mentally decompress and begin to assert yourself again from a psychological state that is balanced and consistent (harmonious) in thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. We all suffer at times from unharmonious affairs of the mind however everything is fixable when you believe in yourself and have faith in the power of restoration. Our lives are complex and finding cognitive consonance in your worries will not surface overnight. However, placing it into God’s hands will give you peace in the midst of your troubles that will allow you to assess the dilemmas critically before you and move you to an inspired discernment.
Be at Peace & Cognitive Consonance
Namaste Taylor

Affirmation, Discernments, Empowerment, Perceptions of Heart, Sensitivity, Truth

What, Did You Say Luv!

Sorry,  Sorry, and  Sorry again!

Your words are an extension of your thoughts

  imagesCAJDNN0X  Keep your feelings pure

Your mind open

Your emotions transparent

  Live principled, authentic and true 

                                                                           The universe follows you

                                                             Never have to say I’m Sorry!

 

Motivation, Perceptions of Heart, Sensitivity, Truth

Blank Pages

What if you had the opportunity to draft your life over?

Given a blank page
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Where would you begin?

Would you change your DNA?

Your social class

Education

Marriage

Or simply take a ride in 1st  class

What if you could draft your life all over again?

Erasing all your pain, anger and fear

I’m giving you a blank page to take your life back 

And escape your fears

Travel to a place full of  dreams

A place of new idea’s

A new map to success

An expression of  love to a friend

A Kindness

An Apology

Or a Blank Page,

Goodbye

You have the power to create a new piece of mind!

Start today

Write your first page  in the comment lines.

Go get a pen, Let’s begin?