Speaking your truth changes the world

I write this In honor of the great, eloquent, dedicated Martin Luther King, Jr and all other social justice advocates who have used their voices to change the world for the better. I love Sara Bareilles song Brave- which is a reminder to sing our songs to change the world. To speak our truths, our true deep needs to change the world. We are here to be brave, we are here to create equality for all. From clean water, to access to an education, the right to vote, the right to marry,  the right to walk down a street and feel safe. Sadly, the list goes on. 

So let our wild hearts sing our songs today and all days. The world needs us to sing. What is your song?

An excerpt from MLK's I have a dream speech. 

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

 

Today I danced

Today I danced. I haven't dance much in the past few months and today while walking along the shoreline in Seattle under a dreary grey sky I danced. I pressed Shuffle on my playlist. Kim's Magic Cauldron. Trying to connect to all the magic within me, all the wisdom I have to believe is still inside of me even though I feel so disconnected. So today I danced.

And there has been some joy- gifted guacamole, strolling through the Farmer's market in this cold, rainy day and getting to sample food, to connect with people, to get some joy going around me. Heading to Finding Vincent and amongst all of this healing up trying to find the gratitudes and continuing to understand as I munched on gluten free scone, the privilege I have in my life. I desire to use this privilege to heal up and create more joy and love. For me, my brain and the world.

I am grateful I danced. I am grateful for the memories and more than anything I want to keep dancing my way to wholeness, to thrivation, to deep, expansiveness, being silly, hugging strangers, taking in beauty, fearless writing and living.

More goodness and healing universe. More please.

testing 1, 2, 3...

Hello lovely people...it's been awhile and I discovered my RSS feed was turned off along with me spending a lot more time writing and sharing on Facebook. I am working on creating some systems so all of this flows with greater ease and I can get more of me in the world though my words and videos...so things are happening! testing here and will see if this goes out in the morning. I am sending you all love, flip flop wearing freedom, delicious wild hearted living that is shaking the world up so more and more of us is in the world. It is so time, don't you think? and let me know how your life is changing..have you bought the camper you dreamed of? Ditched the suits and only wear long skirts? Found that job you love only wear amazing suits that turn you on? Here's to us changing the world and sinking into our hearts more and more. Into softness and kindness that radiates through the world and makes it a truly welcoming place to live for all. Along with lots of ukulele playing, lots of play and joy. Because my belief is that what it is truly all about. I send you love as you create this for yourself, in your way, in your place. Love to you. K