“A great eagle with powerful wings sits besides you. He’s always seemed grand as you’ve watched him soar over you. He’s lovingly provided for your needs and tenderly cradled you under his wings. Today, he has a different agenda.
Suddenly, with his powerful talons, he begins digging, dislodging all that made your life comfortable. “Ouch!” you exclaim, as newly exposed thorns prick you. Then with ease, he rises straight above, furiously beating his wings. The raw power stirs everything around you— and sheer chaos erupts. You hold on for dear life, watching as all that comforted you flies away. “Why are you doing this?” you cry.”
The title of this thread speaks to my belief that there has been a spiritual component behind everything that has happened to us of late. From the Trayvon Martin tragedy, Zimmerman acquittal, Jordan Davis, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Walter Thomas, Freddie Gray–sparking the Baltimore riots, The pool party incident in McKinney,Texas, the strange case of Racheal Dolezal; and more recently, the Charleston Massacre, do you think God is trying to tell us something?
There’s a reason for these things happening at this time.
For years, Black people have been asleep at the wheel; and even though people were blowing horns to get our attention, you didn’t realize you were about to crash until you saw the oncoming truck coming straight at you.
Let’s be real, there’s been a lot that the Black community have allowed to happen to our communities and we must take responsibility for it.
That’s how I feel things are right now.
When I started on Blackvoices in 1999, many of the issues that are in discussion today, I was talking about then, but no one wanted to hear it back then. Everyone was caught up in celebrities and bling-bling, intellect was dead, people were money hungry and spiritual-less–they didn’t want to hear anything about God and as far as race goes, remember multiculturalism? Ha. I laugh now, but back then, interracial dating and marriage were being touted as the new normal–racism was dead, blah-blah-blah. Even Black people were saying that it wasn’t the sixties no more–put down the signs. And the self-hatred was off the chain.
When an eagle stirs up the nest; it’s telling its young: Things have been comfortable for a time, but you have powerful wings, and the time has come for you to use them, little ones. And literally, a mother eagle will topple their young out of the nest if necessary for over-standing of this point. However, as they drop, the mother eagle swoops down under them and carries them back up with those powerful wings, only to repeat the process until that baby eaglet starts flying on its own.
There’s a new thing that we must do, Black People. As I said before, Black people are the gatekeepers of this universe. Our spirit can change nations and the world. It’s time for us to MOVE to a higher light.
We are being urged by events because for many,it’s been hard to get our attention, thus, it took certain types of stimulus to make us see the BIG PICTURE. It’s Time for change.