“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
– Attributed to an unnamed Hopi elder, Hopi Nation
Everyone we admire and respect, who made significant contributions to our world in terms of peace and freedom were and are radicals, heretics and maladjusted.
Think about Jesus, Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, The Dalai Llama, Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Mother Theresa, Joan of Arc.
All of them are radical, heretical and maladjusted. And all of them became that way by making a decision to cross the river of change.
The decision itself was a radical decision, and it is radical because no one who believes they are in the world and of the world wants to make this decision.
When Jesus says in the lesson “I want the peace of God” that few have said those words and truly meant them and we need only look around us to see how very few they are, this decision that the radical makes is just like that. Very few actually do it. That is why we can remember the names of those who made the decision for true freedom, and they make a deep and lasting impression on our minds. They all made this one decision to cross the river of change and take complete and total responsibility for their experience.
It seems paradoxical that freedom is the result of responsibility. We are led to believe through SUV commercials on television that freedom is driving our vehicles wherever we feel like it and leaving the “world” behind.
But, freedom actually is the result of total responsibility for every choice that affects our life, even when it appears that we didn’t make the choice. That is the total responsibility that all radicals take, and it is this uncompromising and absolute way of being responsible that catapults us out of the every day victim mentality and into a place of pure power and strength.
If you are tempted to blame, or there is a way that you are wanting to play the victim card, watch the video and let yourself be lifted. Jump into Jesus’ arms. Cross the river of change. Have the courage to be free.
Watch this video and learn the three step freedom formula that Jesus used himself to cross the river of change and become totally free.
The Courage To Be Free
If you want a Guide to lead you across the river of change, do the Teachers of God Foundation 40-Day Program for Transformation. Just as Jesus went into the desert as the son of man and emerged 40 days later as the Son of God, the 40-Day Program will transform your life. It’s your time.
Readings and References in the video are from:
- The Radical King, a compilation of Dr. King’s speeches edited and introduced by Cornel West. I highly recommend the audiobook version of The Radical King, featuring wonderful voices reading the speeches.
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written By Himself.
Now I’d love to hear from you.
Do you have the courage to be free?
Please leave me a comment below and let me know if you are ready to be free as well as any other takeaways you had from this post, or any questions you have.
I love you,
Kimberly Cartwright, Teachers of God Foundation