Opening of the Gates… *̣̣̣̥★*•.¸♡ ♫• »¸.•*´♡ Shifting of the Guard

Opening of the Gates... *̣̣̣̥★*•.¸♡ ♫• »¸.•*´♡ Shifting of the Guard

Do you recall, swinging on the gates as a child?

I do. It was one of my favorite past times….

Yes, I did incur a hole in my head (literally, from bumping rather hard)

…yet the sensation of joy and resilience lives on.

On this auspicious day of 11.12.13, I wish to honor our beloved Tata (Father) of the African “Rainbow” Nation – Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela, 1918 – 2013. *̣̣̣̥★*•.¸♡ ♫• »¸.•*´♡

Freedom fighter, prisoner, icon, hero, legend. Africa is blessed.

Now the gates are opened, and it is the changing of the guard. *̣̣̣̥★*•.¸♡ ♫• »¸.•*´♡

Now we are the Guardians.

The New Earth is born of our every choice, each moment – starting in the Present.

As our mobile carrier texted nationwide on the day of his departure – reminding all to celebrate Mandela’s life and his service to humanity – let us remember his words:

“The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement”.*̣̣̣̥★*•.¸♡ ♫• »¸.•*´♡

Rest in well-deserved peace, Tata Madiba, we release you amongst the stars *̣̣̣̥★*•.¸♡ ♫• »¸.•*´♡ and may the Magic of the Madiba legacy live on – in each of our deeds, this day and forwards.

Nkosi Sikeleli Afrika, Amen.*̣̣̣̥★*•.¸♡ ♫• »¸.•*´♡

gratitude and blessings… Always,

May dignity and Beauty reign

★ *̣̣̣̥ ·̣☀̤̣̈̇ ː̖́ Raïƞ ː̗̀ ☀̤̣̈̇ ː̖́ ·̣̥*̣̣̣̥★*•.¸♡ ♫• »¸.•*´♡

Madiba Magic lives on….

SHE LET GO

SHE LET GO

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the right reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all the memories that held her back. She let go of all the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go. There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good. It wasn’t bad. It was what it was and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone for evermore.

via Martha Johnson

 


Photo: SHE LET GO ~By Rev. Safire Rose~ She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the right reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she let go. She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all the memories that held her back. She let go of all the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right. She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go. She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go. No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go. There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good. It wasn’t bad. It was what it was and it is just that. In the space of letting go, she let it be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone for evermore.

~By Rev. Safire Rose~

via Martha Johnson ♡