A tribute to Martin Luther King. The King of love. How could one person call so many people higher? How could one person inspire the government and the next generation to change their hearts and their minds? This is a question that I think we all must address in these coming days.
How can we, as ordinary human beings, carry on his work? The answer is we are not ordinary humans. Each one of us is uniquely gifted. I believe that King was tapped into something higher. That something was Higher Energy and principals, noble beautiful principles, that in their deepest hearts, all people want to be loved, want to be respected and want freedom. He spoke to a higher truth.
Was it his big speech, I have a Dream? Was it the day he spoke his final speech? How could he possibly have that big mountaintop vision the day before he was shot? He knew the spiritual principles of turning from fear to love. When we turn away from the bitter anger and remember love instead; it is so much easier to act together. When we remember that we are all made out of the same human family, it is so much easier to act together. That is what King called us to do with his Beloved Community. That is:
Radically diverse and inclusive. Profoundly justice oriented. Creative and flexible. Committed to social as well as individual transformation. Aware of the Earth’s preciousness and limitations, sensing the sacred space. Aimed toward health and wholeness, and multi-generational.
King always believed in the higher nature of human beings. He realized that they were suffering, afraid and unable to act, yet he inspired them to dream and take steps toward that dream, together. Tomorrow, the day of his birth, he continues to inspire us all. During the Season of Nonviolence, we have work to do.
Together we can overcome anything.