<![CDATA[  - #AfAmEdChat]]>Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:28:32 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Ordinary People Work #FreeAmerica #AfAmEdChat #MondayMotivation #MatrixMinistry #Redeem (Part II) #MakingHistory]]>Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:26:26 GMThttp://authenticreflection.org/afamedchat/ordinary-people-work-freeamerica-afamedchat-mondaymotivation-matrixministry-redeem-part-iiGOD CREATED BLACK PEOPLE AND BLACK PEOPLE CREATED STYLE"

(The Colored Museum via National Museum of African American History and Culture)
This past weekend and today I had the privilege of working the opening of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, beginning with covering the Freedom Sounds Community Celebration on Saturday, September 24th and concluding today with visiting the museum with the initial timed-passes given out free of charge by the museum.

When I first arrived I checked in with media and was directed to the stage area. There, I called my contact and was let backstage where I met Ms. Deborah. Ms. Deborah was working security and we began to have a warm conversation in which I revealed to her that I was the first Chaplain Contractor in the history of the United States of America to specialize in the War on Drugs and Poverty. 

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<![CDATA[Ordinary People Work #FreeAmerica #AfAmEdChat #MondayMotivation #MatrixMinistry #Redeem]]>Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:28:46 GMThttp://authenticreflection.org/afamedchat/ordinary-people-work-freeamerica-afamedchat-mondaymotivation-matrixministry-redeem

"I believed all of your dreams, adoration

You took my heart and my keys and my patience
You took my heart on my sleeve for decoration
You mistaken my love I brought for you for foundation
All that I wanted from you was to give me
Something that I never had
Something that you've never seen

Something that you've never been!" ~ Rihanna

Matthew 12:18-21
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
18 “Here is my servant, whom I have chosen,
    my beloved, with whom my soul is well pleased.
I will put my Spirit upon him,
    and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
19 He will not wrangle or cry aloud,
    nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets.
20 He will not break a bruised reed
    or quench a smoldering wick
until he brings justice to victory.

21     And in his name the Gentiles will hope.”
(Preamble) We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. (Constitutionus.com/)

#FreeAmerica -- LetsFreeAmerica.com
1)Food 2)Water 3) Shelter 4)Love 

Exodus 14 -- Crossing The Read Sea (Exodus 14)
God is love. Love is God. Both are simply energy--separated simply by our conscious existence in the universe and the need for the human being to comprehend the process of day-2-day life. It is what it is. It's transcendent--a simple concept that helps us to grasp the irrational when logic isn't enough. It's the 3-letter word we use to try to figure out what's Go(o)d as the cipher of the universe comes full circle. As human beings we each make up microcosms of the universe. Our shared experiences help us to shape common reality. ​The universe operates by natural law & order harmoniously, however, Man attempts to exert its will in opposition to these natural laws. When this happens we experience chaos, such as generations of families destroyed by the War on Drugs & Poverty
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr.
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
In the United States we attempt to define reality with the use of law and order based on The Constitution, yet we were founded with the writing of The Declaration of Independence by
Thomas Jefferson (sidenote: Thomas is my middle name)

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"

See you. Be you. Do more.
John Thomas Harris III
​(19 Letters on the 19th)

10 #MatrixMinistry
<![CDATA[Defining The Moment-->Building The Movement #AfAmEdChat]]>Sat, 17 Sep 2016 15:56:42 GMThttp://authenticreflection.org/afamedchat/defining-the-moment-gtbuilding-the-movement-afamedchat
"G's US  Save US From Ourselves" ~ Anonymous

The PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. With its ten-letter abbreviation (USA PATRIOT) expanded, the full title is "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001" (Google.com)
Dear God,

Hear my prayer. Allow me to be a vessel for the energy of voices silenced by oppressive systems but whose cries scream loud.

Please listen to what cannot be articulated by the imprisoned, by the veterans and the heart diseased working to free themselves from the bondage of outdated systems.

In G's US name I pray

See you. Be you. Do more.


Click Here & Sign The Redeem Act Petition to Help Redeem the United States of The Consequences Resulting From the Failed War on Drugs & Poverty.
Former CIA Officer: President Obama Should Pardon Edward Snowden (Time.com)

“The heart generates the largest electromagnetic field in the body. The electrical field as measured in an electrocardiogram (ECG) is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the brain waves recorded in an electroencephalogram (EEG).” (Heartmath.org)
Snowden The Movie
<![CDATA[Spiritual Formation of Tre']]>Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:01:52 GMThttp://authenticreflection.org/afamedchat/spiritual-formation-of-tre"What we seeing is the streets, the cops, the system, harassment.
​The options: Get shot, go to jail or get your ass kicked." ~DMX
The New Revised Standard Version of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 reads:
1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace
“If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” ~ Malcolm X
Growing up I was always taught that many are called, but few are chosen.  That is how I feel about my experience arriving at Wesley Theological Seminary, fully immersed in the Washington Theological Consortium.  I believe we chose each other once I was finally willing to accept the life that has been chosen for me. As I’ve found myself navigating the War on Drugs and Poverty it has become more and more apparent to me that I’ve been chosen to play a key role for my generation. All my life my mother has been saying, “God has a plan for you,” and when I told her I’m in seminary, she said, “You finally accepted the calling.”

Most recently, while dealing with the reoccurring cycle of displacement our society refers to as homelessness, I began to be chosen by many of the participants at the day-shelter I frequented, named The Mckenna Center. We were all in the struggle together. I was often the youngest and most academically schooled. In our daily 11am meetings it was brought up on several occasions that the homeless community needed a representative and it needed to come from within the homeless community. I went straight from “homeless” to seminary. Signs don’t get much louder or blatant than that. The only life that aligned with what I was doing on a day-to-day was ministry. It gave me a way out besides selling drugs, stealing or the military since the 
petty charges on my record were preventing me from being employed--causing significant disruption to my life and credibility.  It's amazing how much people associate credibility and stability to employment, to the point where they will withhold compensation for work just to prove a point--adding more insult to injury. People have become dependent on an outdated system that prioritizes its funding on destruction--investing more in prisons and war than any other nation in the world, almost 5 times as much as any other nation. (GlobalFirePower.Com). In fact, the US spends more than the next 7 countries combined. (Politifact)
Lucifer son of the mourning, I'm gonna chase you out of Earth.
"​I'm from the murder capitol where we murder for capital" ~ Jay-Z
As Dean Robert Martin mentioned in Chapel at Wesley Main Campus on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, a Pew Research study from 2012 found that one third of young adults are not affiliated with a religion and are 32 percent more likely than other groups to identify as non-affiliated (PewResearch.org). I tend to attract this demographic. When Mauri Bishop of the Institute for Community Engagement at Wesley Downtown told me that as an artist I could fuse my secular and faith-based worlds together at Wesley I viewed that as confirmation. This seems to present me with a fun challenge. I’m not very religious. I’m not fond of tradition. I went to an HBCU and I came straight from street life to seminary. This background although it may seem like it presents challenges has actually prepared me to be unapologeticaly myself. I am very firm in who I am and very open to all beliefs. This has often times gotten me chastised in Jesus name as they say we all need to be willing to bare our cross. I was told by “church leaders” that working for the church wasn’t considered a job. Now I’m in graduate school for that as my profession. Everything happens for a reason. 
<![CDATA[Keys 2 Success Personal Statement #MadeInAmerica2016 #MotivationMonday]]>Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:06:20 GMThttp://authenticreflection.org/afamedchat/keys-2-success-personal-statement-madeinamerica2016-motivationmondayMade In America 2016
Matthew 16:13-20
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.
18And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hadesc will not overcome it.
19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
20Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah. (BibleHub.com)

Matthew 6:9-13
King James Version (KJV)

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the POWER, and the glory, for ever.
"Pleading the Fifth" is a colloquial term for invoking the privilege that allows a witness to decline to answer questions where the answers might incriminate him, and generally without having to suffer a penalty for asserting the privilege. A defendant cannot be compelled to become a witness at his own trial. (Google.com)
Proverbs 31:10-31 The Message (MSG)
Hymn to a Good Wife
A good woman is hard to find,
    and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,

    and never has reason to regret it. (Read Full Verse at BibleGateway.Com)
Allow me to reintroduce myself. The name on my birth certificate is John Harris III. I am the grandson of John Harris and the son of John Harris. My dad never uses junior, but I always use III. Growing up in the church, everyone called me Tre' so I consider that my real name. The relative who named me Tre' died the day I received my most recent birth certificate. His name was D(OG). He spent the first 20 years of my life in prison serving a life sentence.

Growing up in an urban church based on the south-side of Chicago, named Christian Faith Bible Church is how I was introduced to the separation of Church & State. I was the original church baby of the church and I didn't start telling people my name was John until I started going to school. Everyone outside of church and family called me John, but church and family called me Tre'. Some of my cousins didn't even know John was my government name.

I accepted the concept of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at the age of 6 and was told that John is the disciple that Jesus loved. Hearing that constantly etched that concept into my mind from a very young age. John was the one who stayed with Mary and supported Jesus until the end while all the other disciples denied Jesus on the cross. 

Now, 20 years later, I find myself being chosen to minister on a global scale, spreading the gospel to love one another more than we love money and materialism. Ministering this concept and practicing what I preach has brought me to Wesley Theological Seminary as a part of the Washington Theological Consortium--a community of theological schools and partners from diverse traditions that pursue ecumenical dialogue, interfaith understanding, and educational collaboration to better equip clergy and laity for the ministry of the Church in a diverse society. Wesley is the only school I have encountered that placed more value on my work and spiritual calling than on academics, finances and inflated achievement.

We use Mary J in my urban ministry to help people with meditation in Sabbath observation. In today's world, many times the state criminalizes Mary, like how the patriarchal church structure of society often times oppresses the woman in One Nation Under God. However, in history, we find that Moses, who came before Jesus and Mary, discovered God in the form of "I Am" as he observed life through the burning bush(Exodus 20:20-26). Moses helped to free the people of Israel from the oppression of Egypt, giving them new laws we call commandments which derive from the 42 Laws of MA'AT. Maat or Ma'at was the ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. Maat was also personified as a goddess regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities, who set the order of the universe from chaos at the moment of creation.(Google.com). 

It is my hope that through my work I can bring peace among people of all cultures, races, creeds and denominations waging chaotic wars in both physical and spiritual realms. We all eat and drink. We all rest and breathe. For we know in our own hearts the truth and peace that we desire as a common people. Through fellowship we can come to common understandings that will not judge and chastise for "Jesus sake" but rather love and heal for the sake of all human beings undergoing the spiritual experience. Peace and love to all.

Birth Certificate
John Harris III (13 Letters)
Born: 6.24.90=31 
Issued: 7.11.90=27

27 Books of the New Testament (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)


The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.
P.S. September 1, 2016 marks the 3-year anniversary of Authentic Movements when about a dozen young adults met to fellowship and celebrate the launching of a network to build the capacity of disadvantaged communities at The Pink House on
6 Hanover Place Washington, DC 20001
See you. Be you. Do more.
Pastor Tre'

<![CDATA[Upgrade The System #MondayMotivation #Utopia2016 #ROC]]>Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:28:44 GMThttp://authenticreflection.org/afamedchat/upgrade-the-system-mondaymotivation-utopia2016-rocMark 12:31
New International Version (NIV)
‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
1 John 2:16
16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
in·dif·fer·ence (inˈdif(ə)rəns)

​lack of interest, concern, or sympathy.
I was taught the opposite of hate is not love, but rather indifference. It's to have no concern or empathy for unfortunate circumstances that we may observe or cause both directly and indirectly. I've experienced this so often. People really enjoy throwing that "love" word around combined with mute actions, especially in churches. Can I get an "amen?" (The the church-goers say "amen" and a couple of hypocrites probably yell out "hallelujah")

Actions speak louder than words so if you bypass your neighbor who is without food, water, shelter, or love then praise a Lord you have never seen, then you worship the idea of self-righteousness, not Go(o)d. We can only love others to the extent that we are capable of loving ourselves. Love of others begins with love of self.

We often use the heart as a metaphor for love. The heart is a muscle. It must be exercised. In the United States of America, especially in the Black community, we have a heart disease epidemic. People attempt to blame it on lots of thing-- poor diet, stress,lack of exercise and more. The truth of the matter is, people get heart disease because they do not know how to love themselves properly. If they loved themselves properly, they would feed themselves properly and make proper use of their temple. The church is in the heart. If the heart is diseased, then so is the church. If the church is diseased then so are its people, in "One Nation Under God."
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States (UTSouthwestern Medical Center)
We Already Grow Enough Food For 10 Billion People — and Still Can’t End Hunger (HuffingtonPost)
dis·ease (dəˈzēz/
noun: dis-ease
  1. a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.
I believe heart disease is a spiritual disorder that results as a bi-product of greed. Excess consumption is the norm in the United States of America. It's called consumerism. United States citizens are being conditioned to kill themselves slowly through ads in televisions and music that promote excess drug and alcohol use. People are conditioned in school to be everyone but who they are. "Humble yourself" is what they say, as if being confident is wrong. Then they go to the doctors to get treatments instead of cures, because after all, everyone has to make money.

It always comes back to the money. If the doctor cures you, then (s)he can't make money. When people have more money than they need, but not much love for themselves, they tend to use money to overcompensate and over-consume. This results in health issues, primarily heart disease. As a result of heart disease, we have many other shortcomings. A people unable to love themselves cannot love their neighbors or fellow citizens. We have displaced people we refer to as homeless because they have nowhere to rest their hearts. Home is where the heart is. People choose money over love. The love of money is the root of all evil. Maybe that's why finances are the number one reason for divorce.
Money is the leading cause of stress in relationships (CNBC)
2 Corinthians 9:77 
​Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
New International Version Proverbs 18:22
He who finds a wife finds what is GO(o)D and receives favor from the LORD.

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains.”
Assata Shakur
Click Here to View Evolution of Love PDF
<![CDATA[Prophets Counting Stars feat. One Republic ]]>Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:02:54 GMThttp://authenticreflection.org/afamedchat/prophets-counting-stars-feat-one-republicTrue and False Prophets ( Matthew 7:15-20)

15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 
16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 
18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 
19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 

20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

"Lateley I've been losing sleep, dreaming about the things that we could be. But baby I've been praying hard. No more counting dollars. We'll be counting stars"~
One Republic - Counting Stars
Ecclesiastes 5:10 NIV10 Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.
prof·it ˈ(präfət)
  1. a financial gain, especially the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something.
    "pretax profits"
    synonyms:(financial) gain, return(s), yieldproceedsearnings
  2. winnings, surplusexcess; 
proph·et (präfət/)
  1. a person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God.
    "the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah"
    synonyms:seersoothsayerfortune tellerclairvoyant, diviner; More
  2. (in Christian use) the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and the twelve minor prophets.
​obtain a financial advantage or benefit, especially from an investment.
"the only people to profit from the entire episode were the lawyers" synonyms:make money

Click Here for 30 Bible Verses About Excess
Jeremiah 7 New International Version (NIV)
False Religion Worthless

1. This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 
“Stand at the gate of the Lord’s house and there proclaim this message:“‘Hear the word of the Lord, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship the Lord. 
This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place.
Do not trust in deceptive words and say, “This is the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord!”

If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly,
 if you do not oppress the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm, 
then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your ancestors for ever and ever.
I've witnessed profits run nonprofits for privileged workers to profit and be glorified from oppression. They brand the sick and shut-in with casting. Our "Democratic Republic Land of The Free" operates with a casting structure consisting of homeless, working poor, working class, middle class, upper middle class, rich, and the 1%. The violence and abuse is more covert, spiritual, verbal and financial instead of the more overt violent burning of brands and shackles experienced by our ancestors. They then profit off of this systematic structure leaving the poor in vulnerable positions in order to keep their stable jobs and maintain their devilish beliefs to write-off on their taxes out of self-righteous greed and boast about such toxic charity at conferences, conventions, fundraisers and church services.

Oppression is used as a talking point. Poverty pimping is considered an honorable profession. People get paid 6 figures to attend conferences to talk about the homeless and economically disadvantaged as they eat to get sleepy and drink to get drunk. Workers and activists get burned, terminated, blackballed, discredited and assassinated for their "idealism" as if ending homelessness isn't ideal. There are 6 empty homes for each homeless person, thus homelessness is an issue of moral poverty that consumes a rich nation more so than its flawed economics.

Fox Business estimates, there are 18.9 million vacant homes across the country. 3.5 million people without homes; 18.9 million homes without residents.(HuffingtonPost.com)

It's become customary to worship false idols and work for the glorification of such idols. People will pay hundreds of dollars to worship manufactured celebrities promoting violence, drugs money and sex while overindulging in food and drink then choose to OPt out of investing in the development of future generations with either time nor money.

They will instead use their words and their knowledge of Western versions of The Bible and academics to debate over problems in communities they refuse to occupy or evangelize to, labeling its inhabitants as bad in order to inflate their own self-righteous egos "in the name of Jesus." Many preachers and self-proclaimed ministers use praise soundbites to amplify news cycles about traumatic events to appeal to the vulnerable and gullible in order to gain political capital and false power for photo OPPs with OPPressors. They praise God to make themselves feel good. It's their drug. It's their addiction. The moment it no longer makes them feel good or comfortable, they will reject it in "the name of Jesus" and destroy anything in their path, just like addicts. The letter J wasn't even invented until 400-500 years ago. Many "missionaries" even used The Bible to indoctrinate slaves. Worshiping Christ himself as an idol is actually against the practices of The Bible.

Leviticus 26:1 New International Version
"'Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God. 

1 Corinthians 2:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man 
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
In the spiritual realm of warfare people will attempt to destroy the spirits of those working 4 good in order to attempt to legitimize and validate their own worship of false idols. Self-righteousness is often times falsely portrayed as authoritative success in the name of the Lord. 

1 John: 4:20 New International Version
"Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen."

For Jesus sake, why do so many of the self-proclaimed saints of the church refuse to fellowship with the sick and shut-in? Why do they instead choose to boast about their few good works on the stage and alter while turning away their brothers and sisters in Christ to condemnation when no one is looking? Why do they over-consume in God's house to enable their greed? Why do churches put $4 Billion dollars into banks each Monday then promote politicians upholding a system they claim destroys their communities? This is hypocritical. 
Black Churches Have Collected $420 Billion Since 1980? http://sumo.ly/g2ih via @urbanintellects
Ephesians 5:6-11
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 
Therefore do not be partners with them.
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 
(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness,righteousness and truth) 
10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 
11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

<![CDATA[1-Year Anniversary of MA'AT #MatrixMinistry #2020Vision]]>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:56:06 GMThttp://authenticreflection.org/afamedchat/1-year-anniversary-of-maat-matrixministry-2020vision

Evolution of Love
Page 31

I want you to remember
Make this a part of your memory
Go on into forever
even if forever doesn’t include a ring you got from me
I want to be the love of your memory,
The one you compare your present to,
The receipt of your past that you wish you could find
to return to I want you to remember This.
I want you to remember all of it.
I want you to remember everything
As it drifts away into tomorrow’s nothing
I want you to remember the good mornings that turned into “remember when’s”
Remember the love of your life that turned into the one that got away
You’re witnessing it. Right now.
I want you to remember this. Be here. In this moment.
This everything, the everything of right now
Remember this heartbeat, the pounding.
The background of suspense
The dry mouth and the lump in your throat
The disorientation from realizing that forever was just fiction.
Remember this. Own this moment. Feel it. Never let it go.
Because this moment is your life And this moment is everything.
Use it To either drift away with the sand of nothing
Or propel forward into forever’s everything. Remember this.
I want you to remember. To live. I want you to remember to live.
At all times. Forever. Remember that the now is the beginning.
The beginning of the end, As well as the beginning of everything.
Let heartbreaks be blessings Remember them.
I want you to remember to turn pain into triumph Misery into victory
Darkness into inspiration. Remember it.
And above all else I want you to remember this.
If you don’t remember anything else
I want you to remember to love even after it hurts.

Love is a lot more than romantic relationships and three word phrases. You can’t control how you feel, only what you do. Life can be full of lots of love and recovery or fear of discovery. As we walk, sometimes we trip; sometimes we fall and feel broken. In the midst of vulnerability and adversity we find our own truth. We can either decide to acknowledge it, ignore it or lie about it. Either way, we’re exposed to it. We can’t crawl out of fear of standing up to that which has crippled us, yet still expect to reach unprecedented heights. Sometimes it’s easier to see the truth about ourselves in the eyes of others and receive support for that which we could not see before, but if you can’t find the courage to love the person you see in the reflection of another’s pupil, you can never expect to fully love the person whose eyes are staring back at you. If you can find the strength, however, to rise from the broken glass of a past mirror and love the new and improved you, do so with all you have to offer. Everything will be fine. Love of others is just as much about love of self as anything else.
Take the risks necessary to be happy.
​You deserve it.
See you. Be you. Do more. 
<![CDATA[#Serve #MatrixMinistry #MondayMotivation]]>Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:19:54 GMThttp://authenticreflection.org/afamedchat/serve-matrixministry-mondaymotivationRomans 1:16 King James Version (KJV)
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
The original name for the people we now call Jews was Hebrews. The word "Hebrew" (in Hebrew, "Ivri") is first used in the Torah to describe Abraham (Gen. 14:13). The word is apparently derived from the name Eber, one of Abraham's ancestors. Another tradition teaches that the word comes from the word "eyver," which means "the other side," referring to the fact that Abraham came from the other side of the Euphrates, or referring to the fact Abraham was separated from the other nations morally and spiritually
Romans 4:16 New International Version (NIV) 
Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." #MatrixMinistry

Evolution of Love: Entry #22

Society breeds lives that turn to dust.
Some fertilize the future
While others soil the hearts they leave behind
Adulterating love and creating chronic pain
Where hearts cry in the cold, freeze over, and then thaw out in fiery rage
Or harden in a cold dark pit where days have no sun,
Hope has no meaning,
And love has no family.

Streams of sorrow leave rivers of love dry
Releasing dark, red streams that run to the parts
Of hell that surround us and confound us
These streams are released by the gun chamber
Of a boy whose tear ducts have dried
But have been replaced by tattoos and bloodied hands
That cook the product that burns the soul he sells
Because rent is overdue and his little brother and sisters need to go to school.
These streams are released by the girl whose once innocent inside
Is penetrated through a hole that she hopes leads to the hole left in her heart.
By an obsolete sperm donor unwilling to play his part,
One she replaces with a story of backhands, bruises, black eyes, and 911 recordings
The death of two angels-- A soul lost, holding precious potential she felt too worthy of aborting.
Love was the treasure but it had been buried
Below a deep dark sea full of waves of silent tears
That rise with the tide and subside
As life goes on and the toxic sea provides the ride for the current
But drifts away from the dust of what could have been a beach
That could have fertilized palm trees but instead never sees paradise.
It only carries the pollution it treasures
Because there it seems.... Hope has no meaning
And love has no family.

​Love needs community. It needs culture, education, expression, purity, hope, understanding, and communication. People need to feel comfortable with the truth coming to light. People have to express life. They need freedom and honesty between generations. Love needs perspective. People just need to feel the freedom to be who they are. They need art that expresses truth and shines light where the sun doesn’t seem to shine. Love needs for us all to grow together
7 + {1 + 8 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 25} = 7

Evolution of Love: Entry #23

The Black perspective is dark, but still abundant in its art expressed in foul ways through the haze of red eyes high but steady chasing the forsaken thought processes of a caveman, primitive in its arrangement. If weak, a foundation turns to rubble,

Because when weak thoughts meet weak minds a fight’s lost by both sides, but neither side knows why, so denial and conflict don’t subside.

But the home that is the building does, the walls floor and the ceiling do,
until an entire generation forget exactly what the building was.
What the fight was for
Why Martin and Malcolm are gone
Why “Change Gon’ Come” and “Fight the Power” were hit songs.

I’m frustrated by the nonsense got a guilty conscience
I see I have this talent, but I how do I share its contents.
I’m irritated by dissonance by false vigilance
thinking you’re saving souls by preaching with conviction
based on false pretenses.

You say it’s a lost generation, but you were the guides.
You gave us no insight on a path that was so bright
Now you’re mad and uptight because gimics make millions
off of bullsh*t and sound bites.

The one’s before you had options that they learned to toss.
Life was pitched to you, but you didn’t know how to hand off.
Now the ball’s in our hands, even though you fumbled the plan
You never took the time to teach a young boy to be a man
Unless you’re talkin’ about “f*ckin’ hoes” and not having or A or B Plan.
So girls get pregnant, and the boys stay reckless
because the construct of an entire culture has now become defective

​There’s a lack of connection between the leaders of the past and the present
simply because they can’t see that their current power is becoming evanescent.
You forgot a part of the message.
You never took the time to teach the boy anything but how not to cry,
but inside he still does, symbolizing the cries of an entire generation
still learning how to love.
​And to be loved.

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<![CDATA[Made In America Together 7/11 #AfAmEdChat #MentorMonday]]>Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:05:56 GMThttp://authenticreflection.org/afamedchat/made-in-america-together-711-afamedchat-mentormonday#MentorMonday: Biggest Announcement Ever! Tune in at 9pm (click here)
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7+(11)+2+0+1+6=27=Divine 9
27 Books of New Testament 
John 13:34
"A new command I give you: Love one another.
​As I have loved you, so you must love one another."

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Entry #16

Hey Happy, it’s been a while. I seem to neglect you for my little friend, Depressed. I walk through the whistles of the wind thinking of its harsh coldness instead of its subtle caress. I always speak of you to my other friend, wondering why I can’t seem to get along with you too well. I fail to embrace and share my talents with you, see you as a hindrance even when it is you I pursue. Smiles come and go with the blowing of the smoke and the drops of different drinks as I contemplate why it hurts so bad to think. Think about you... Think about us... All this fuss about down time, consequences and repercussions, preaching of passion, purpose, and you... Happy... I don’t know why sometimes I feel like I miss you. You are always here. I just wish you cared about me the same way I care about you. Or maybe you do, but in this twisted world I create for myself, you want no part, so you drift away with each exhale from the toxins of the cigar. But Happy, I like you. Do you like me? I’m no longer too shy to ask. So if you do, can you please let me know?

Check: 0 Yes 0 No or Maybe so?

And if you check maybe, I’ll court you like no other. I’ll show you the same respect I show my mother. I’ll make you laugh, make you smile. Tell you how I like you and that the challenge in the chase of having you is more than worthwhile. If you say yes, I’ll tell you how before you, part of my heart felt locked away and empty with no key to open me up to all the feelings I’ve been missing. We’d go on dates to the park, listen to music, dance, pop-lock just like old times back when I was true to you. I know I cheated on you with Mary Jane, thinking she could give me something you can’t, but I’m trying to come back to you. Live in holy matrimony. For better or for worse, for sicker or for poorer, because my worst with you is so much better than my best with Depressed. So if you can please love me again Take me back and I’ll never mistreat you. I just want to be, but I don’t want to be without you. I just want us to be one and the same. I just want to wake up and speak gladly. “I am happy."
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The moment you stop chasing what you love, your fears have the chance to catch up to you. Don’t be afraid to live the life you love. I’m a writer. That’s what I do. It’s who I am. I love it. I may not always like to write, but I damn sure love writing. Life is about love. Love is about living. Fear is about death, but death should never be about fear, but instead also about living. Fear thrives in silence. Love flourishes in expression. Many life lessons come in the form of confessions. We come out of our mothers’ wombs crying the air of the world as we become acclimated to a new realm where we are no longer protected. It is a realm where we spend entire lifetimes searching for meaning while still matriculating to its ending. Along this journey, we find ourselves crying the air of a cruel world that we never completely adjust to. The harsh atmosphere of the earth never becomes less harsh to breathe from the womb to the tomb. In fact, the innocence of an infant protects it from the chronic pain of fear. The only things that matter to an infant are its basic survival needs along with the intangible need to be loved. As we grow from infant all the way to adult, however, those needs never change. What changes are our wants and what must be done and sacrificed to acquire those needs.

UTOPIA: What is your truth? MAAT + Jesus = Divine 9
1)Food 2)Water 3)Shelter 4)Love

A life that starts off as simple as, “Smile -> Cry -> Eat -> Be loved -> Go to sleep -> Repeat” becomes jaded with the scars from mistakes and painful memories. It gets so difficult sometimes that many try to return to a mother’s womb in which they can no longer fit. Some abandon it completely, and others provoke others to do it for them. The world is scary and nothing will go as planned. We start off so eager, trying to run so fast but eventually we are met by obstacles. Upon meeting these obstacles, it is as if we return back to infant form. Some choose to cry and remain there. Others may cry but still continue the journey back to adulthood. Never let fear dictate what you must do to acquire your needs. For many people these needs are basic survival needs. For others it is that elusive feeling to be loved that never leaves but instead begins to feel more distant as hearts become numb. Regardless of the need, be honest with yourself. Scream at yourself if you have to. Be open. Trust in yourself and allow yourself to trust the people who give themselves selflessly to you. Take chances. Big girls and big boys cry too, but sometimes it seems as if little boys and little girls don’t cry as long.  When you fall never stay down for too long. Never let fear stomp you and stand on you while you cry lying on the ground. The weight of fear is self- inflicted and is lifted whenever you finally decide to stand. Finally, once you find yourself standing, walking, and then running strong again, don’t forget about the people who have fallen and long for help. Don’t ignore the people deprived of their basic needs---food, water, shelter and love. You may be just one obstacle away yourself and the one person you made smile during their tough time could shine their light on you so that you all can walk together again. Embrace your story. You can’t erase your past, but you can use it to live an inspirational life written in the form of compassionate actions. It takes a lot of strength to stand with the weight of the world on your shoulders. It takes courage to step into the darkness that consumes you and to speak after feeling your voice has been stripped from you; however, that strength and that courage coupled with your story give you power. Don’t run or hide from it. The cries of experience have more power than the silence of fear. Your tears could be what someone needs to feel clean again. If you decide to sit in silence in the dark, you may never know who else is sitting in the room with you. You have the power to be someone’s North Star. Shine accordingly. If not you, who? You are needed. You are valuable. Never forget that. Never.
Revelation 22:13 
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
​See you. Be you. Do more.