Messages of late have been fast and furious, and with that I allowed myself the opportunity to soak it all in and learn. Always on the search for something to teach, when we are open to the lessons, it is from within the depths of our souls, of openness and oneness, that we receive our greatest truths. And so it was with this. I have learned that there are people who only want to teach. They believe in their personal lessons, and this is beautiful, but (do not like the butttt word) my feeling was that then we give away the opportunity to experience more. Then I understood that this is not up to me. It's up to them. And to see the difference.
Dear God, what can I learn today, I ask. 'Well, dear Child, learn to live. To live fully life, to experience more and more in each and every moment. To shed light on new awareness and to see the gifts in all that you do and experience. Do not haste judgment on another, for it is this judgement that blinds us from learning more. Stay true to your path and compassionate of another's journey. Seek the balance and the love.'
And with this, I received the greatness of a truly inspirational gift from afar. Rarely has anything ever left me speechless, but this, more so at a loss for words. Only an enormous amount of love in my heart. 'Red Bird, I am grateful that God sent you to me, to teach, to share and to learn. One day, yes, we will meet.' Today, I am going to share an open letter in which she wrote. It is a spectacular celebration of life, love, compassion, and mostly honesty. She goes by Red Bird, which signifies her gift to many. She is truly beautiful and the sun is shining brightly again today♡ The sun shines brighter because she is with us.
'Dear friends and readers, my greetings to u all come with enthusiasm and happy feelings from my heart hoping u all blessed, healthy and super fine. My note of encouragement for those who experienced some days of their lives as different as the way they would love to, kindly replenish ur faith and never stop ur genuine dreams despite all hell u’ve been through b’coz God is never blind to see u, nor is he a deaf to hear ur cries, shall he end them all at the right and convenient time for him and give u what u deserve, amen.
Dear friends, on august 2015, I decided to take vacation to break myself up from everything am used to especially the fatigue of working for more than 14 months without a break in efforts of voluntarily coordinate a breast and cervical cancer project with different teams to its implementation stage though currently on hold due to some unavoidable circumstances.
In this year’s vacation, wanna ‘ve different treats essentially to learn and do something(s) new but in a more relaxed modes, so I thought of taking local long safaris, investing more times changing sceneries away from cities and towns yet adopting whatever best comes along the way plus a bit of physical exercises and more readings about it. It didn’t go exactly as planned though, but I thank God it was full of experiences. I saw a lot, heard a lot just from the moment I started my safari right at Arusha bus terminal and all the places I visited to where I ended my vacation safari at Kilimanjaro international Airport. I thank God was with me always so everything went fine despite the changes.
As we drove off some few kms away from bus terminal (don’t remember exactly figure) we stopped somewhere at the bushy and rocky vicinity for a short-call. Unfortunately, when joining other passengers out for the call, I had a minor falling accident and hit my purse on the rock. My camera (in the purse) screen partially cracked and partly filled with black ink (dead) and my Smartphone (in the purse too) got some issues on the camera but I thank God was not hurt. No regret anyway, it’s just an accident.
The more places I travelled, I moved around and met different people, I felt challenged compassionately and slowly kinda felt not prepared for all the voices I heard, all the things I saw and all the feelings I had throughout. There’re times I blamed my senses for staying absolutely conscious on everything that happened right in front of me yet I couldn’t exempt my eyes, ears, feelings and brain from them. Though, all those ‘ve not been absolutely new in the sense of hearing and watching them from this and that source but all I can say is, was new live experiences for me especially that moment I preferred to be away from everything am used to only caught myself with “what! OMG! hell no!”
To kindly shorten the story, I spent some times exchanging experiences, moving around and more times in sharing stories with opportunities to meet different people whom I called some “one-time friends”.
Some experiences and stories knocked my emotions door, exposed me widely open and let my feelings caught lively expressed. Their tears, frowns, pains, smiles, excitement and laughter trapped mine like +ve and –ve magnetic poles. Am telling y’all, it’s not easy at all!. We all know its sincerely hard sometimes to believe some experiences from others unless u live their lives. It’s hard to u/stand what other human beings are going through unless u become part of their journey, therefore, all those together ‘ve fortified me harder to take more life pictures even at a very peculiar angle.
As I said, all these were not so new to me, it’s only that was not ready geared up for any of that extent. I ‘ve heard alot of hopeless voices and cries, witnessed a lot of sad and frown faces that really kept on changing my attitudes and discipline towards life todate. I wish I could share all the experiences I had throughout but since was not well prepared from the first instant I planned for the vacation where I had some challenges with my technological devices for pictures and videos as mentioned, kindly accept my apologies for that. I shared some pieces that I took from different friend’s phone I met there who promised to whatssapp me in vain so these are all I got from one of them.
I ve seen human rights and justice violated, completely ripped off, women and children abused and people didn’t seem to care yet some who cared got their mouths zipped. I ‘ve seen people struggling days and nights for at least two meals a day ended up with only one meal calling it “a long pass”. I met skinned people (like clothed skeleton) not b’coz they are in diet maintaining their bodies but b’coz all days of their lives are struggles. I met people walking partly naked not b’coz they’re keeping up with kardashiann but to them clothes are like gifts rarely to get. I ‘ve seen people sleeping on corridors and streets, comes cold, comes rain, comes mosquitoes not b’coz its hot inside no, its b’coz they ‘ve got nowhere to sleep. Some parents & families I met have blessed child labour as one of collective means of getting income.
Some people I met were singing a very common global song…its about money! Money! Money! That money for this, money for that, money here, money there with belief that money is everything in their lives, that money can be remedy to each and every dilemma they are facing. Well I never judge nor criticize them instead, I kindly show my concern that there are times in life money aren’t a thing and that u cant die deep inside everyday of ur lives just b’coz u got no money. Happiness worth a life so ruining it is the same as ruining a life whether with money or without. No one should underestimate the POWER inside him/her b’coz even money cant buy that POWER. Don’t trade urself for money, don’t trade ur beauty, ur kindness, ur love, ur integrity, ur respect, ur humanity as a person for money b’coz those things lasts. No store in the world sell any of it b’coz they are worthiness but priceless.
Everyone of us has his/her uniqueness from God and I think, that should be ur first and foremost blessing to be proud of than money. That is the only thing that u can live proudly with and die with. What I meant to them was, no one can neither give it to u nor can one take it away from u, only God can. Therefore lets not price tag everything worth in our lives since there are some precious things in life that money cant buy. Not all people with money are happy nor all without money aren’t happy. We agreed that yes!, money are really important but not all the time in everything and that money are earned through hard work, setting SMART goals, dedication, integrity, discipline and blessings for whatever good deed u do to others(bring back to the community), compassionate for others and helping the needy b’coz what u give comes back to u in more different ways if u believe.
We spoke and spoke then verses like no money no happiness and more money more happiness ended to what’s money without happiness and at the end we all chorused the same that u can be happy without money and gave ourselves many many huge claps with “we deserve a soda ” hahahaha! . I was extremely happy thanked God how we positively ended at this point.
However it wasn’t about sad, frowns, tears and pain all the time, no! I had notable and splendid moments full of happiness, smiles, laughter and cheers and amazingly I broke my ribs from time to time from different comedies and jokes. We as well had times to share bits of meaningful lessons and joyful experiences of our lives, good stories and faire tales. At times, we sang and dance our moods away like nothing has ever happened in our lives. With all those sharing and caring, I really felt we were all blessed.
Dear friends, our lives ‘ve been uniquely different and so shall they remain till then. We are all different from how we are born to how we grow, from how we are raised to how we raise ourselves, from how we associate and cope with each other and everything to how we isolate and crumble with each other, from how we individually perceive and interpret to how we ignore and from how we live to how we die. Lets always love, be and do good to everyone, help, support, give, compassionate, share and care not for the people who do u the same (like friends, family, colleagues, partners etc) but I mean EVERYONE even those u don’t know including me! Hahahahaha! . "Do unto others as u would have them do unto u". mean one should treat other as one would like others to treat oneself.
I really had beautiful moments full of lessons from each experience from everything and everyone I spent time with. I learnt that every time, days and nights regardless of a weather, there’re lot of comings and goings around the world good and bad, clean and dirty, risky and safe, rights and wrongs all together at once that u may perhaps never know, see, hear, experience if caging ur life in selfishness, carelessness and heartlessness. I think we all need exposure to different people, places, experience etc b’coz am convinced that a lot need to be done in our families, communities, countries and continents especially to “The needy”.
I know perfect well that I cant do everything to everyone but at least I know that I can do something to someone as I ‘ve always being doing whenever in position to do. What know is, not all needy people stays at the centres no! not every needy person need money, need food, clothes, shelter and any other material stuffs absolute not! Some need only shoulders to cry on or a tap on their back, hugs and compliments or someone to make them smile/laugh, or some ears to listen to them and tell them not worry b’coz one day the storm will be over, some need only moments of sharing for them to understand they are not alone and what that there so many out there with the same challenges some bigger than theirs.
We are all blessed uniquely and differently therefore, Lets not disconnect our humanity relationship from the money we ‘ve in our bank accounts/wallet, the wealth we posses, the color of our skins, from the boundaries of our geographic location, not from what we believe, not from religion we follow and not even from the history we hold instead our differences and uniqueness should outstandingly unite us as one, just as HUMAN BEINGS.
I believe what differentiate us human a being from other animals is that we are too blessed than any other
Love y'all, Be blessed always!!!!! its me...... redbird'
Blessed be you Red Bird, Blessed by all. ♡ with love and light, namaste, Lori♡Lynn