Little did I know just how my life would transpire to evolve in the way that it has over the past few years! I could never have foreseen or predicted the outcome, which is still unfolding and presenting new horizons, ideas and concepts to me. Taking me forward on several plateaus simultaneously on spiritual and physical depths of discovery. Continue reading More than I ever expected
The term Two-Spirit is a fairly modern creation from 1990, describing a person who embodies their own spirit as male or female, plus a spirit of the opposite sex; within a society that accepted gender fluidity with individuals being valued more for their contribution to the community. It can also be described as creating four genders — male, female, male two-spirit and female two-spirit; living freely, able to choose how they dressed and lived their lives. The earliest form of LBGT perhaps?
I had already found that my thinking had gone down a similar path of ‘Polish’, not worrying about consequences and pushing for better things, hoping for a positive outcome; in some instances, putting my life on the line to get there. In my experience, once you have adopted that concept, it can be extremely liberating in its effect on how you make choices and move in directions that you would not have previously chosen, breaking out of your comfort zone. Continue reading Be a bit more Polish
It wasn’t a difficult thing for me to do once I had had made up my mind, this was something that I needed to do, there really was no other option that I could see that was a serious alternative. … Continue reading Did my world shrink?
When I wrote this article, I was totally unaware of the imminent release of the excellent documentary Disclosure, directed by Sam Feder and produced by Laverne Cox and Amy Scholder. I most strongly recommend that you watch this important and powerful film. The timing of this is amazingly coincidental to the heart of my article, which makes me feel really good about the things that I have written, reinforcing my ideas and beliefs.
It started when you were born
As far back in history as you would like to go, there have been divisions of groups of people, based upon their wealth, religion, social position, race or colour. It has become a worldwide accepted way throughout all cultures across time and nothing new. As such, each of us identifies with one or more of these Tagged goups in relation to who and what we are; a political choice, where we live, our social status etc. Becoming a ‘natural’ thing to do. Just that I am describing as natural is slightly unsettling in my mind.
Do we need tags?
What does being Tagged achieve for us, who are invisibly labelled by them? A sense of belonging, maybe of achievement, professionally or otherwise? I’m sure they can help or hinder us throughout our lifetime; although they are not chosen by us, yet imposed by circumstances that are simply translated into a Tag by the location of your birth or your parent’s social position, one that is already defined by society. I would bold enough to suggest that tags are hold a power able to damage or render us ineffective with future prospects in life diminished to levels of impossibilities. Keeping us neatly confined within the parameters of our Tags.
We are entering an era that no generation before us has experienced or encountered. However, taking a positive perspective on this, we are in bad need of many global changes to stop the destruction and extinction of so much life on this planet. Sadly, I am not feeling that the forces in play have quite the same outlook for our future as I would hope for. I am holding onto a glimmer of optimism, that we the people this world may be able to unite against the malevolent forces that have brought humanity to this point. An overwhelming obsession of wealth and greed with a general disregard for the wellbeing of people and life has dragged us along this path. One that many have blindly followed in good faith.
We will never stop progress and nor should we, but there are key factors that should concern us greatly about our collective future. What and how things are managed and controlled with due care and consideration, with empathy and love, for the benefit of all life in this world.
I wish that I could broadcast this message with the same power held by the media
Broadcast with the persistence and regularity of the present pandemic warnings that have been pumped out relentlessly across every form of media. Conditioning people that they need to comply without questioning anything. Simply do as you told or be punished! What they need to do is take in a huge breath of fresh air, open their eyes and look deeper into our history and what is going on right now and has been for.
Leaders and governments are elected to serve and represent the people who elected and trusted them, not to be suppressed or controlled in uncaring ways. Shouldn’t they be obligated to demonstrate care, compassion and concern for all people and all life? Is feels to me, that this shouldn’t be a question that should have to ask!
My personal message
To my fellow citizens of Earth, this is a time like no other. A time that we need to come together for all of our futures and for the generations who will follow us. We have a duty to ourselves and to our children. Is there really anything that more important or of value in our brief interaction in this physical world?
There I was, sat by the side of the road waiting for a bus once again. A journey that I had started many times before, only this time I had a valid ticket. But this wasn’t like any other day! … Continue reading Enough is enough!
Life, a series of events and obstacles from the moment that we are conceived until the day we die Naturally, we are aware of the stages we go through from birth to old age, with fuzzy invisible divides that sit … Continue reading Jump up and touch the sky
and how it changed my life Let me start by defining Fear :- Fear is an emotion and as such can be controlled. It can exist at many levels with varying degrees of effect on our life and how we behave. … Continue reading Confronting fear . . .
There have been moments in my life that I’ve never really discussed with anyone before, small things that have accumulated in my memory over the years and are continually added to, a few recent ones are here. I remain unclear … Continue reading Being open and without fear, a Transgender life
No matter how I feel about myself and the way I live my life now, there will always be a few things that I can never change, or have the desire to. The first is pretty obvious in that I … Continue reading Sexuality: V2.0 the upgrade