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Dreaming of better days


“Dreams and expectations are two very different things. Dreams call for a leap of faith, trusting that Spirit is holding the net, so that you can continue in the re-creation of the world with your energy, soul, gifts, and vision. Expectations are the emotional investment the ego makes in a particular outcome: what needs to happen to make that dream come true…Living your life as a dreamer and not an ‘expector’ is a personal declaration of independence. You are able to pursue happiness more directly when you don’t get caught up in the delivery details. Dreaming, not expecting, allows Spirit to step in and surprise you with connection, completion, consummation, celebration.” - Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

Happy July Monitor readers,
I hope you all are enjoying the summer and dreaming of better and brighter days. I’m also hoping that you are feeling the liberating energy of learning and accepting hard truths such as the meaning of Juneteenth or of the cover-up of the horrible 1921 Black Wall Street bombings and bloodbath of Tulsa’s Black and Brown citizens. Hearing and then accepting facts that we weren’t taught can be hard and disconcerting, particularly, when we have been educated with false and omitted important historic information alongside truthful and prideful information and facts.
Yes, often new knowledge and uncovered documented evidence is difficult and challenging to swallow or just to hear, even when we see or feel the truth/reality. For instance, climate change, or the Jan. 6 attempted treason revolt on our National Capitol, or of the current Pipeline 3 ongoing slaughter of Mother Earth and the direct inhuman assault to our First Nation’s mothers, fathers, and children. However, we can keep rising and let our Better Angels assist us to accept the Jubilation of undoing and dismantling the deceitfulness of our country and state’s past and present wrongs and unjust actions and policies. For example, when we can acknowledge facts like the Dec. 26, 1862 largest mass hangings in USA history in our own Mankato, Minn. of 38 Dakota warriors or the June 15, 1920 mob lynching of three young Black men by the residents of Duluth, Minn., we release the shame and guilt that makes it hard to digest new information and truths and we receive renewed hope that we can handle reconciling and restoring harms and tragedies of our past and of our current time.
It was great to see so many people wanting to honor and celebrate the meaning of Juneteenth after decades of demands and petitions; now we just have to connect the dots of Juneteenth to the Voting Rights Act! Likewise, many people, in particularly, White people are just reading or learning about the most authentic 4th of July speech that Fredrick Douglass delivered on July 5, 1852. Please look up “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” I believe it will give extra background and context for accepting and acknowledging why ‘Black Lives Matter’ and why ‘Pipeline 3’ must end/stop! Here’s a few lines of Mr. Douglass speech:
“I say it with a sad sense of the disparity between us. I am not included within the pale of glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony… I do not despair of this country. There are forces in operation, which must inevitably work the downfall of slavery. ‘The arm of the Lord is not shortened,’ and the doom of slavery is certain. I, therefore, leave off where I began, with hope. While drawing encouragement from the Declaration of Independence, the great principles it contains, and the genius of American institutions, my spirit is also cheered by the obvious tendencies of the age.”
Let us also be cheered by the obvious tendencies of the age and of our time-period of old and new knowledge and facts coming to light, and of our ongoing mutual bending the arc towards justice. Together we can keep taking leaps of faith-ing and continue optimistically in the re-creation of our beautiful, just, and environmental-friendly world we want. Dream and believe!!!!!!

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May Peace Be In Our Homes & Communities…
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