Beliefs

The Art of Spirit – The Spirit of Art

“Art is meant to inspire us. Art tells our stories. It connects us.” Allie Adams, Picture Perfect Mysteries Art is a skill acquired through experience, observation, or study that covers a range of creative expression, not just paintings or drawings. The creation of art in any form is…

Artist Rosemary Ollison Lives!

“WALKING DEAD WOMEN”. If I can’t live! Please, God, send me someone to bury me I cannot continue to be a walking dead woman The life you gave me is all in vain I just cannot keep on living this life’s game My flesh is dead it is…

Life- the Finest Art

Just in the past week, as a Peace Minister and a human being, I have been blessed to experience many diverse and “rather ordinary” meaningful facets of human life. I have moved from shock and sadness to joy and happiness with several stops in between. Here are some…

Words by Dr. Russell Clayton

THE PATH OF YOUR TRUE SELF When you are evolving, you are on the path of growth, and following your true self. When you are static you are not growing, and following your lower self. Anytime you’re being less than your authentic self, you are creating and starring…

Our Strength, Our Salvation

  I was taking my Morehouse Brother across the street to meet my Grandmother. She lived across the street from Mom and Dad. As soon as He and I walked into her house, she looked at him and said, “Eddie Whitlock. You were in my pre-school class at…

Considerate Education

The word “education” comes from the Latin, educare, meaning to lead out. To lead out of what and into what is the question that parents and cultures and civilizations have always had to consider. Each child that is born is in a sense a million years old because…

True Wisdom IS Within You

  For eons, it has been said that true education means to “draw out” knowledge not put it in. One might ponder, then, why, the world over, education systems require paid teachers to formally dispense what they “know”. Presumably, teachers know by learning from others who have learned,…

Where Did It Go?

Recently I looked up and my world had changed significantly. My Babies have babies. Mommy will be 92. Honored to be the officiant at my longest life friend’s homegoing service, along with doing the memorial services for my two Morehouse roommates. And if that’s not enough, I find…

Turtle Time

The Garden Spices editor has a way of planting seeds that sprout and reach out in unexpected directions for nourishment. As a result, I have been accused of obsessing about the word time- it’s connotations and creative interpretations. The word time just seems to jump out at me wherever I go. Now…

WEB OF LIFE CONNECTIONS

There are multiple metaphors for connectedness: Perhaps Native American Chief Seattle said it best when he spoke about The Web of Life: “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All…