“If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.” – Henry Cloud
As a dreamer I dream a lot, of course, because that’s what dreamers do. I have learned to deal with this fact and live with it as comfortably as I know how. Growing up, I hated dreaming ever night, having sequels and continuations to dreams, it was draining to say the least. As time went on I have accepted that it’s just who I am. Acceptance came when I stopped resisting this fact and started journaling, studying and deciphering my dreams, in this case nightmares. Nightmares have taught me that in many instances, where I am portrayed as the victim, it is really so that I will take the assault/tragedy personally.
Speaking of taking things personally, I caught the evening news just like so many others last week right after work while surfing the internet. On Cnn.com, one of my news sources they had the breaking news out of Chicago. The news was that of Laquan McDonald being murdered in the streets at the hands of a police officer in 2014. To be honest, I wasn’t as bothered as I should have been, initially. Had I not watched the video I would have sent a prayer up and went on surfing the internet. I wouldn’t have taken this tragedy so personally. Like I said, had I not watched the video, but I did.
Unlike in my dreams, this is someone’s NOW reality. In this waking moment my more conscious self was disturbed watching a murder unfold in the streets of Chicago in the 21st century, yet again. I took this murder personal, as if this was my nephew, cousin, brother, and/or uncle. I cried those same heart-felt helpless tears that I would have cried had it been my own blood.
My dream life has taught me empathy but more importantly my self-proclaimation of being a seeker of truth, a witness to a spiritual awakening, a conscious individual, my living a more intentional kind of life, held me accountable. I believe as of result of my spiritual awakening that we are just pieces of the greater whole we call humanity. We all share in the blessings and tragedies of each other.
IF we truly believe we are one, then why don’t we all do our part? For me, I choose to use my platform to speak out about it. What I ask for those of us who are doing this conscious work, those of us who are on our spiritual journey; those of us who are raising our vibration – We believe we are ONE, right?
If you believe this, like I do that in ONENESS lies a responsibility for the greater good of all humanity, BE ACCOUNTABLE. The part you play maybe to give voice to this or to use your platform to speak out about these kinds of events, or to get the conversation going in your house/community but whatever your call is BE INTENTIONAL and do something.