Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.– Martin Luther King Jr
Last month I said my first post for June would be on ‘Manifestation And Speaking Things Into Existence’ but with the current state of the world, I don’t have the desire to write about that topic until I speak on this one, my emotions, thoughts and feelings are all directed at the Black Lives Matter Movement.
I am Afro-Caribbean, I don’t live in the US but I am a black girl I know the struggles that come with my skin colour therefore, if my people are fighting a cause it will automatically be my cause too! THE WORLD IS BROKEN, you do not need glasses or even 20/20 vision to see it, you can feel the shift; everything is different.
I have spoken to my family and closest friends about what’s happening, I’ve posted my thoughts on Whatsapp a few weeks ago because my cup had run over so now, I am on my blog, my place of expression. So I will ask you, if you are a gardener and your garden is filled with lovely, flourishing roses except for one that is slowly withering, do you allow it to wither and die or do you give it the attention, water and necessary care it needs to be healthy and strong again? If your answer is to give it the much needed attention then you can better understand the Black Lives Matter Movement, all lives matter but at this present moment black lives are slowly withering so let’s give them the much needed attention they deserve.
A lot of persons and countries are giving America the nasty side eye now but I think every country is living in a glass house and there is a Jamaican saying that goes if you live in a glass house don’t throw stones which means that you should not criticize other people for bad qualities in their character that you have yourself. Let us try to mend what’s broken in our country while supporting the efforts of other countries that are also trying. Support the civil movement, talk about it with family, friends and on any social media platform you feel comfortable discussing your feelings and thoughts on. Until next time, stay safe and be mindful of others as you go about your day.
THIS WEEK’S RECOMMENDATION
My cousin did a YouTube video on the George Floyd situation, if you have a good command of the Jamaican dialect or Caribbean dialect then please check it out! THE MESSAGE IS POWERFUL, I’ll link his channel below (LIKE, COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE). The internet is filled with a lot of information I implore everyone to just read from reliable sources, follow influential persons who have a powerful message and who educate their followers.
My cousin’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/GNerIRjlK8Q