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The Meaning of Life | Muslim | God | The Universal Source | Humanity | Non-Judgement | World Peace

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Like many watchers I am not a Muslim. Though I am given to understand that a Muslim is someone who believes in what I would call the “Undivided Creative Intelligence that underpins all reality”. As Guru Nanak said “There is One Reality. It’s Name is Truth” in describing the “Universal Source”.

So many people do believe. Unfortunately religion often gets so caught up with dogma and focuses on those things that divide people that it fails to notice, we all have a lot in common.

One life. One Source. One human race.

Humans interpret scripture sometimes to say, this way is the only way. Rather than this way is the way for me and other people exist too and they have some different beliefs to me…but  if “God”/”Allah”/”Source” deemed them worthy of existence then to make any judgement against a person for their differences…whatever they may be…is kind of like saying, “God” did an imperfect job and my judgement makes me superior to something created.

I am not a Christian either. But when Jesus said, “Judge not lest ye be judged”, I think he was saying, if you choose to make a judgement over anything or anyone that exists as being less worthy than you, you create within yourself a conflict or division that we’re not intended to have.

It is that assumption of superiority required for us to judge another that creates enemies within and without and compromises our connection to the Source. No one wants to do that deep down. Judge others enough and you could end up perceiving the human race as your enemy and…well…if you opt out of the one human race, you’re sacrificing your own humanity as you go.

I don’t believe we are judged and sent to hell…but I do believe someone could lose their humanity to the extent that  facing their “God” could become untenable.

We don’t know how this all works yet. I teach energy healing. I consider it neutral and it doesn’t have any place in my personal religious observations. But it’s very important to me.

I tend not to talk about religion (though I have studied it) for the same reason someone who wrote a book on meditation techniques wouldn’t include information on their religion as it wouldn’t be appropriate.

However, at a time when we are being told by mainstream media that there is a terrorist threat and Muslims want all non Muslims dead…I think your passion and eloquence speak for themselves. And many people…part of our one human race…feel like you do.

Thank you for sharing xxx

ALM (Maya)

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Paris | Empathy | Prayer | Healing the World | Reiki | Sharing the Love | Can you help?

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Yesterday I really didn’t feel it was appropriate for me to share my usual posts and inspo given the tragedy in Paris.

A bit about me…I know some believe aspergirls like me don’t have empathy. But we do. There are degrees on the autism spectrum. I need routine to function. I have a crazy ass memory. I am great at my work and love what I do. I think to much. Find it hard to write concisely. And am very knowledgeable. But I am also kind of kookie and eccentric. I could never be a rebel because I can’t register people as being authorities over me (which meant as a child I was considered contrary and defiant…but as an adult means I am considered a non conformist and a bit of an enigma).

My silence regarding the situation wasn’t because Aspergers makes me a narcissist and I didn’t relate etc…it was because like any human being I could only see the pointlessness of people killing other people for spurious reasons. Achieving nothing. Hurting many. I am very sensitive. I would consider myself and empath. And it upset me enormously to see such violence.

I am a human being and I am not alone in the fact that I was moved to tears by the news. I was moved to tears again, to see the top trending hashtag on Twitter was PrayForWorld – and PrayForParis. That all around the world, despite our apparent differences, to see such senseless and cruel acts commited by those who seek knuckledragging rascists to provide them with retribution and begin a ridiculous cycle of violence that achieves nothing, hurts many, and breaks the heart of anyone making their way through the world with one.

I spent the night retweeting on http://www.twitter.mayastar.net & finally added my two cents with a songoftheday blog I shared around my social media.

Today I felt uplifted by the show of solidarity. By the messages of people just like you and me. By the hope that exists…because people care. I hear one of the security guards at the stadium saved many lives before he became a casualty too.

I think it’s vital we understand, Muslims demonstrate against extemism. Shoulder to shoulder with the human race (there’s only one after all). United in our dream of a better world.

Can Reiki Heal the World?

What can I do to help? What can we all do? Prayer is a good start. But my forte is Energy Healing which I teach online as distance courses internationally.

I believe Reiki can help in bringing healing to the world or a situation or people that are left behind, in the process of dying or in the process of making a transition after death? Yes. I very much do. Can Reiki (the most well known and popular of my courses) heal the world? I don’t know. But I think it is a better option than violence!

Those who are attuned to Usui Reiki or another form of energy healing (depending on their own experience and confidence) might feel they wish they could send healing but not feel confident about its effectiveness.

“Ki” (the energy we work with in Reiki) is Universal Life Force/Source Energy; it isn’t subject to laws of time and space.

The healer acts as a channel and though we may use symbols or tools to communicate our intention, it is our intention that is communicated to Source. The symbols and tools and techniques we use are to help us in quelling the doubts of the ego and conscious mind by keeping conscious mind busy; keeping it busy by providing it with its own focus so our intention can be communicated to the Universe. We may call that unifying Source God…or we may consider it a part of the expression of a single energy/consciousness we don’t call God but consider part a Multi-Dimensional wholeness of creation.

However you define it, working with Reiki often leads people to redefine their ideas later on. Personal experience of the sense of connection to Source Energy inevitably leads you to a new idea…that life is unified.

New questions come up…how can we judge other people if we share a common Source?  How can we harm others? How can we harm ourselves when we have a part in the one “Divine Expression” that is the “Wholeness of Creation? Are angels part of that wholeness? What about deities? What about animals? Saints? Does this “Wholeness” cover different dimensions and states of consciousness? Does it keep us connected to those we have lost on this side? What is the nature of the Source?

For me, I would summarise my 26 years of experience and study tells me the nature of The Source is love and evolution (in a spiritual sense); that it is intelligent; unifies all life; is Multi-Dimensional in nature. And that it does indeed connect us in some way to all other life on earth and off it; that life doesn’t end when a physical body dies.

I think it is therefore entirely appropriate for anyone to provide healing to situations, the world, someone who is dying or recently deceased. Because healing takes place on many levels. You may think of this proactive method as being a kind of ‘dynamic prayer’.

To illustrate a little further…

My dad recently died of cancer and during his limited time from diagnosis to death he was avid that I should tell people about energy healing for people who are terminally ill. It gave him so much comfort and he felt strongly that people in his situation and loved ones of someone who was dying would find this so helpful. That no matter how hopeless you may perceive a situation…no matter or helpless you may feel when confronted with such a circumstance, there is something you can do.

I know blogging about “healing the dying” may not be what draws people to Energy Healing! But dad was right. We shy away from death as if we are useless in the face of it due to the fact we are mortal. Allowing ourselves to do nothing because we feel we can’t do enough leads us to feel powerless…and this can be depressing and debilitating. 

In fact, death is part of a natural cycle and love doesn’t end when brain death of someone we love occurs. (That is my personal belief).

It would be strange that people evolved with a capacity of empathy that extends to strangers; love that extends beyond death; and a natural instinct that leaves us prone to acts of kindness that are not looking for something in return. Why would the survival of the fittest lead to a level of altruism that would see almost everyone (should the situation arise), to risk their life for a stranger and suddenly suspend their own notions of prejudice, divisiveness or limiting beliefs about the nature of love when confronted with an emergency?

To me the fact that faced with this tragedy the tweets I read last night were of people (including Muslims by the way…the only people who support terrorism are terrorists!), showed that others cried at reading the coverage. Some felt helpless. Some felt scared. But I saw a lot of people praying for Paris; praying for peace and praying for the world. I didn’t see anyone spouting off judgement or hatred. Just a whole lot of people feeling the same pain. Wanting to make the world better. Unified in that purpose. That is a beautiful thing.

So I am writing this blog about my method of “Reiki Sharing”. Floods, famines, wars, suffering, earthquakes – suffering so far from us we may feel stumped in how to help,  I have a way I help and that I believe others might benefit from.

I have a small crystal sphere that’s made of labradorite. That’s a blue crystal with areas that are iridescent. I hold in in both palms in a prayer position, and focus my intention on channelling Reiki to the situation. The blue sphere makes a nice “proxy” that helps my conscious mind to get on board with the idea “the world” is accessible for sending healing to. And I trust that the healing will go where it is needed and be received by those that need it.

In Usui Reiki there are symbols you may choose to use to focus your intention on distance healing. There are Kanjis (hand positions) you might use too. And the use of a ‘proxy’ for sending distance healing is useful for some too.

So if you are attuned to Reiki, please consider sending healing along with your prayers for the world.

If you are not attuned but would like to be, you can find more information at www.mayastar.net/reikicourses.htm

Reiki is a very comprehensive and versatile system and I am privileged to have been able to give up the ‘day job’ to dedicate my life to teaching people all over the world something I believe so strongly in.

Please do visit my website and request an information pack…consider whether you feel Reiki would be of benefit to you, to those around you…and maybe to the world too.

With blessings x
Anna Louise May (Maya)

www.mayastar.net
www.mayastar.net/reikicourses.htm
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Paris | Empathy | Prayer | Healing the World | Reiki | Sharing the Love | Can you help?

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Yesterday I really didn’t feel it was appropriate for me to share my usual posts and inspo given the tragedy in Paris.
A bit about me…I know some believe aspergirls like me don’t have empathy. But we do. There are degrees on the autism spectrum. I need routine to function. I have a crazy ass memory. I am great at my work and love what I do. I think to much. Find it hard to write concisely. And am very knowledgeable. But I am also kind of kookie and eccentric. I could never be a rebel because I can’t register people as being authorities over me (which meant as a child I was considered contrary and defiant…but as an adult means I am considered a non conformist and a bit of an enigma).

My silence regarding the situation wasn’t because Aspergers makes me a narcissist and I didn’t relate etc…it was because like any human being I could only see the pointlessness of people killing other people for spurious reasons. Achieving nothing. Hurting many. I am very sensitive. I would consider myself and empath. And it upset me enormously to see such violence.

I am a human being and I am not alone in the fact that I was moved to tears by the news. I was moved to tears again, to see the top trending hashtag on Twitter was PrayForWorld – and PrayForParis. That all around the world, despite our apparent differences, to see such senseless and cruel acts commited by those who seek knuckledragging rascists to provide them with retribution and begin a ridiculous cycle of violence that achieves nothing, hurts many, and breaks the heart of anyone making their way through the world with one.

I spent the night retweeting on http://www.twitter.mayastar.net & finally added my two cents with a songoftheday blog I shared around my social media.

Today I felt uplifted by the show of solidarity. By the messages of people just like you and me. By the hope that exists…because people care. I hear one of the security guards at the stadium saved many lives before he became a casualty too.

I think it’s vital we understand, Muslims demonstrate against extemism. Shoulder to shoulder with the human race (there’s only one after all). United in our dream of a better world.

Can Reiki Heal the World?

What can I do to help? What can we all do? Prayer is a good start. But my forte is Energy Healing which I teach online as distance courses internationally.

I believe Reiki can help in bringing healing to the world or a situation or people that are left behind, in the process of dying or in the process of making a transition after death? Yes. I very much do. Can Reiki (the most well known and popular of my courses) heal the world? I don’t know. But I think it is a better option than violence!

Those who are attuned to Usui Reiki or another form of energy healing (depending on their own experience and confidence) might feel they wish they could send healing but not feel confident about its effectiveness.

“Ki” (the energy we work with in Reiki) is Universal Life Force/Source Energy; it isn’t subject to laws of time and space.

The healer acts as a channel and though we may use symbols or tools to communicate our intention, it is our intention that is communicated to Source. The symbols and tools and techniques we use are to help us in quelling the doubts of the ego and conscious mind by keeping conscious mind busy; keeping it busy by providing it with its own focus so our intention can be communicated to the Universe. We may call that unifying Source God…or we may consider it a part of the expression of a single energy/consciousness we don’t call God but consider part a Multi-Dimensional wholeness of creation.

However you define it, working with Reiki often leads people to redefine their ideas later on. Personal experience of the sense of connection to Source Energy inevitably leads you to a new idea…that life is unified.

New questions come up…how can we judge other people if we share a common Source?  How can we harm others? How can we harm ourselves when we have a part in the one “Divine Expression” that is the “Wholeness of Creation? Are angels part of that wholeness? What about deities? What about animals? Saints? Does this “Wholeness” cover different dimensions and states of consciousness? Does it keep us connected to those we have lost on this side? What is the nature of the Source?

For me, I would summarise my 26 years of experience and study tells me the nature of The Source is love and evolution (in a spiritual sense); that it is intelligent; unifies all life; is Multi-Dimensional in nature. And that it does indeed connect us in some way to all other life on earth and off it; that life doesn’t end when a physical body dies.

I think it is therefore entirely appropriate for anyone to provide healing to situations, the world, someone who is dying or recently deceased. Because healing takes place on many levels. You may think of this proactive method as being a kind of ‘dynamic prayer’.

To illustrate a little further…

My dad recently died of cancer and during his limited time from diagnosis to death he was avid that I should tell people about energy healing for people who are terminally ill. It gave him so much comfort and he felt strongly that people in his situation and loved ones of someone who was dying would find this so helpful. That no matter how hopeless you may perceive a situation…no matter or helpless you may feel when confronted with such a circumstance, there is something you can do.

I know blogging about “healing the dying” may not be what draws people to Energy Healing! But dad was right. We shy away from death as if we are useless in the face of it due to the fact we are mortal. Allowing ourselves to do nothing because we feel we can’t do enough leads us to feel powerless…and this can be depressing and debilitating. 

In fact, death is part of a natural cycle and love doesn’t end when brain death of someone we love occurs. (That is my personal belief).

It would be strange that people evolved with a capacity of empathy that extends to strangers; love that extends beyond death; and a natural instinct that leaves us prone to acts of kindness that are not looking for something in return. Why would the survival of the fittest lead to a level of altruism that would see almost everyone (should the situation arise), to risk their life for a stranger and suddenly suspend their own notions of prejudice, divisiveness or limiting beliefs about the nature of love when confronted with an emergency?

To me the fact that faced with this tragedy the tweets I read last night were of people (including Muslims by the way…the only people who support terrorism are terrorists!), showed that others cried at reading the coverage. Some felt helpless. Some felt scared. But I saw a lot of people praying for Paris; praying for peace and praying for the world. I didn’t see anyone spouting off judgement or hatred. Just a whole lot of people feeling the same pain. Wanting to make the world better. Unified in that purpose. That is a beautiful thing.

So I am writing this blog about my method of “Reiki Sharing”. Floods, famines, wars, suffering, earthquakes – suffering so far from us we may feel stumped in how to help,  I have a way I help and that I believe others might benefit from.

I have a small crystal sphere that’s made of labradorite. That’s a blue crystal with areas that are iridescent. I hold in in both palms in a prayer position, and focus my intention on channelling Reiki to the situation. The blue sphere makes a nice “proxy” that helps my conscious mind to get on board with the idea “the world” is accessible for sending healing to. And I trust that the healing will go where it is needed and be received by those that need it.

In Usui Reiki there are symbols you may choose to use to focus your intention on distance healing. There are Kanjis (hand positions) you might use too. And the use of a ‘proxy’ for sending distance healing is useful for some too.

So if you are attuned to Reiki, please consider sending healing along with your prayers for the world.

If you are not attuned but would like to be, you can find more information at www.mayastar.net/reikicourses.htm

Reiki is a very comprehensive and versatile system and I am privileged to have been able to give up the ‘day job’ to dedicate my life to teaching people all over the world something I believe so strongly in.

Please do visit my website and request an information pack…consider whether you feel Reiki would be of benefit to you, to those around you…and maybe to the world too.

With blessings x
Anna Louise May (Maya)

www.mayastar.net
www.mayastar.net/reikicourses.htm
www.annalouisemay.net
www.tumblr.annalouisemay.net
www.blog.mayastar.net

Did you ever stop to notice… | Be the change you want to see in the world | Share the love | #PrayForWorld

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hatred cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”

#prayforpeace #prayforparis #prayforworld #prayforworldpeace #prayforhumanity #prayforjapan #healtheworld #reikihealing #reiki #reikilove #ShareTheLove

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Earth Song | #MichaelJackson

What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain…
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine…
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we’ve shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?

What have we done to the world
Look what we’ve done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son…
What about flowering fields
Is there a time
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine…
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don’t know where we are
Although I know we’ve drifted far

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can’t even breathe
(What about us)
What about apathy
(What about us)
I need you
(What about us)
What about nature’s worth
(Ooo, ooo)
It’s our planet’s womb
(What about us)
What about animals
(What about it)
We’ve turned kingdoms to dust
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
We’re ravaging the seas
(What about us)
What about forest trails
(Ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)
What about the common man
(What about us)
Can’t we set him free
(What about us)
What about children dying
(What about us)
Can’t you hear them cry
(What about us)
Where did we go wrong
(Ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)
What about babies
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
(What about us)
What about the man
(What about us)
What about the crying man
(What about us)
What about Abraham
(What about us)
What about death again
(Ooo, ooo)
Do we give a damn

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The Soul of Man Has Been Given Wings | A Message to Humanity

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From “The Great Dictator”

“I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite! Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah! The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light! We are coming into a new world; a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed, and brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow! Into the light of hope, into the future! The glorious future, that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up, Hannah. Look up!”

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There Can Be A Better World | You are an EXTRAORDINARY person; just like EVERYONE ELSE

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Please enjoy the new Anonymous Official vid below ♡

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I think people know what my principles are. What I believe in, in a philosophical sense. My Aspergers may make this easier for me to see sometimes because my mind constantly looks for ‘faults in the matrix’ so to speak…and never could understand the concept of ‘assumed authority’. I consider it makes me a hippie. Others might say it makes me a heretic, rebel or radical. But I know, I’m not the only one.

I teach for my work and I love what I do. I have contact with people who are seeking to learn alternatives to the mainstream every day of my life. And I am honoured to work with people all around the world who have maintained or are working on empowering themselves…finding themselves…considering there may be another way.

My emphasis has always been on teaching people for the purpose of empowerment…not teaching to learn by rote but to find the confidence in themselves and their choices and views that the world tends to undermine.

I am a human being. I care about the things that make us human beings. I don’t care about those things that undermine our humanity, happiness and freedom. I do have religious and spiritual beliefs. But I first and foremost believe in people.

Remember, you are and EXTRAORDINARY person – just like EVERYONE ELSE. If anyone makes you feel that’s not true, question their motivation. No one is the boss of you!

My feeds have personal stuff in. They reflect my personal beliefs and I expect you can tell quite a bit about me from them. (Even if I didn’t share openly that kind of information through my work and personal blog I think I have used social media so long people have an idea of what my principles are!). If this resonates with you, please follow my feed/blogs. And please share those things that move you with your friends too.

Love to all xx
Anna Louise May (Maya)

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Below…the passionate words of Will McAvoy from the video…

Will McAvoy: It’s not the greatest country in the world, professor, that’s my answer.

Moderator: You’re saying…

Will McAvoy: Yes.

Moderator: Let’s talk about…

Will McAvoy: Fine. Sharon, the NEA is a loser. Yeah, it accounts for a penny out of our paychecks, but he gets to hit you with it anytime he wants. It doesn’t cost money, it costs votes. It costs airtime and column inches. You know why people don’t like liberals? Because they lose. If liberals are so fuckin’ smart, how come they lose so GODDAM ALWAYS!

Sharon: Hey…

Will McAvoy: [turns to Lewis] And with a straight face, you’re going to tell students that America is so starspangled awesome that we’re the only ones in the world who have freedom? Canada has freedom, Japan has freedom, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, BELGIUM has freedom! Two hundred and seven sovereign states in the world, like 180 of them have freedom.

Moderator: All right…

Will McAvoy: And yeah, you… sorority girl. Just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there are some things you should know, and one of them is: There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re seventh in literacy, twenty-seventh in math, twenty-second in science, forty-ninth in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force, and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next twenty-six countries combined, twenty-five of whom are allies. None of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you, nonetheless, are without a doubt a member of the WORST-period-GENERATION-period-EVER-period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about! Yosemite?

Will McAvoy: [pause] We sure used to be. We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons, we passed laws, struck down laws for moral reasons. We waged wars on poverty, not poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were, and we never beat our chest. We built great big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases, and we cultivated the world’s greatest artists and the world’s greatest economy. We reached for the stars, acted like men. We aspired to intelligence; we didn’t belittle it; it didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election, and we didn’t scare so easy. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men, men who were revered. The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.

Will McAvoy: [to moderator] Enough?
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Thank you for reading…and…remember “You have to be odd to be number one”…don’t strive to be less than you are!

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I LOVE | The Black Eyed Peas | One world, one love, one passion, one tribe, one understanding, cause you and me can become one ♡

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One Tribe, one time, one planet, one race
It’s all one blood, don’t care about your face
The color of your eye or the tone of your skin
Don’t care where ya are
Don’t care where ya been
Cause where we gonna go
Is where we wanna be
The place where the little language is unity
And the continent is called Pangaea
And the main ideas are connected like a spear
No propaganda, They tried to upper hand us
Cause man I’m loving this peace
Man, man, I’m loving this peace
Man, man, I’m loving this peace
I don’t need no leader
That’s gonna force feed a
Concept that make me think I need to
Fear my brother and fear my sister
And shoot my neighbor or my big missile
If I had an enemy
If I had an enemy
If I had an enemy, then my enemy is gonna try to come and kill me
Cause I’m his enemy
There’s one tribe ya’ll

We are one people
Let’s cast amnesia, forget about all that evil
Forget about all that evil, that evil that they feed ya
Let’s cast amnesia, forget about all that evil
That evil that they feed ya
Remember that we’re one people
We are one people
One people, one people

One tribe, one tribe
One tribe, one time, one planet, one race
Race, one love, one people, one and
Too many things that’s causing one to
To forget about the main cause
Connecting, uniting
But the evil is seen and alive in us
So our hopes are colliding
And our peace is sinking like Poseidon
But, we know that the one
The evil one is threatened by the sum
So he’ll come and try and separate the sum
But he dumb, he didn’t know we had a way to overcome
Rejuvenated by the beating of the drum
Come together by the cycle of the hum
Freedom when all become one
Forever

….

One love, one blood, one people
One heart, one beat, we equal
Connected like the internet
United that’s how we do
Let’s break walls, so we see through
Let love and peace lead you
We could overcome the complication cause we need to
Help each other, make these changes
Brother, sister, rearrange this
The way I’m thinking that we can change this bad condition
Wait, use you mind and not your greed
Let’s connect and then proceed
This is something I believe
We are one, we’re all just people

Lord help me out
Trying to figure out what it’s all about
Cause we’re one in the same
Same joy, same pain
And I hope that you’re there when I need ya
Cause maybe we need amnesia
And I don’t wanna sound like a preacher
But we need to be one

One world, one love, one passion
One tribe, one understanding
Cause you and me can become one

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