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Take Care of Your Heart

Take Care of Your Heart…      

-Two young boys were walking home from school one day and one boy turned to the other and said, ‘You know, Chuck, I don’t think that I want to grow up.’

‘Why not?’ Chuck asks.

‘Because when you grow up, your Heart dies.’

 

When I heard this story it really moved me. As I thought about it more, I realized how true the boy’s words were. I speak and write about this ALL of the time, how as we grow older, become more ‘adult,’ we allow our Hearts to close down. We quiet the voice from within our Heart and we turn to our intelligence or the voice in our head to decide on what we will do or what path we will follow. We don’t do this because we have to or because this is how GOD meant for it to be, we just seem to let it be so.

This doesn’t have to be so and in ALL truth, it shouldn’t be. We should keep our Hearts alive and live fully at any age. We should actually open our Hearts more as we get older or grow more ‘adult.’ Our Hearts should open like ‘the Petals of a Flower’ as our life progresses and not close down and wither from being silenced.

Within our Hearts is the voice of GOD and I know that, just as we listened to our Hearts as children and Dreamed, GOD wants us to continue to do the same as adults.

Once again I say, “Watch the Little Ones…Listen to the Little Ones…They know the Secret that we as adults have allowed to slip away.”

Do ALL that you can to restore that Secret once again My ADULT Friend…And, let your Heart Open, Live and Bloom more every day.

 

-PM Bishop

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Posted by on June 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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ALIENS!

ALIENS!

‘Haters help Us to see things about Us we don’t notice, they help Us to see the BEST in Us, they show Us how truly GREAT we are…’

ALIENS! Not the ones we see in the movies. Not the ones we look to the Sky to find out if they exist. Not the ones we think are going to arrive in their Spacecrafts. Not the ones residing at ‘Area 51.’ Not the ones we have this outlandish idea, will come to attack Us, snatch our bodies and experiment on Us. No, not ALIENS! In the sense that we have come to know them in our minds and in our World, but I speak of those ALIENS! that walk among us every day. Those individuals that walk around from day to day ‘Green with Envy’ living with jealousy in their hearts, hating others for their accomplishments or the things that they have been Blessed with, hating the fact that they are not in their shoes or that they don’t have the things that others have, these are the ALIENS! I speak of…

NOTE: “I actually don’t like the title ‘HATERS’ because I feel that it’s just another colloquialism or slang for a jealous individual and because so many people think that its ‘cool’ to say, ‘I have so many HATERS!’ (Honestly, I feel that a lot of those people screaming about having HATERS are haters themselves…) Think about it?”

Now back to ALIENS!, individuals that are so insecure or who don’t know their self-worth or their GOD given talents that they have chosen to be jealous of another or ‘HATERS’ as they are called, should look within and know that the feelings of jealousy that they have toward another are indications that they should look within and reassess their GOD given talents and their self-worth, to know who they truly are, how Beautiful they are. If they did this and knew that their feelings of envy were warning signs from GOD that they need to follow their hearts to reach the place that they want to get to, instead of being jealous of someone else, they would be in a much better place and celebrate the Blessings and accomplishments of others, telling themselves that, ‘If they are Blessed, I can be Blessed as well. I can accomplish my Dreams and goals too! ’

And those of Us that have ‘HATERS,’ individuals that are envious or jealous of Us, let us not look at it like We are bigger or better than they are, let us see it as a Blessing, knowing that we possess traits or gifts that others would like to possess and see that we are Amazingly created by GOD…Knowing that we have some ‘POETRY’ about ourselves that others are drawn to, want to read and learn from.

My Friend, know Your GOD given Beauty, listen to Your Heart and focus on You and in turn, You will never have to be an ALIEN!

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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For Michael(MJ)…

 “Its been a year since MJ ‘Danced On’ and I felt it was only fitting to post this poem again. Let’s give it up for the Greatest Ever! MJ 4Ever!!! I continue to DANCE for you My Brother…”

 

 

 

 

 

For Michael

When I heard that you had Danced On
A part of me…
A part of my becoming me felt a sense of emptiness
…As I listened to the news, I hoped that my ears were hearing wrong
That I would close my eyes and somehow reopen them to different news
But that was not to be…

Michael, ‘The Greatest Ever,’ you had Danced On

In that instant my mind replayed days of my childhood
Watching you on television in amazement
‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’
‘Rock With You’
‘Billie Jean’
‘Beat It’
‘Thriller’
‘BAD’
As you danced, you changed my life
As you sang, you touched my soul
Michael, you were truly something to behold
I would sit there in awe…
Taking in every move
Every step
Every tick
Every pop
Every point
Every adlib
Every clap of your hands, so as to be able to mimic you later
As I became you while lip syncing your words as your LP played in my room
Over and over and over again

As a tear fell I said to myself, “Michael, ‘The Greatest Ever’ has Danced On.”

With thoughts of your smile and the way that your light shone on others
As you sang about changing the world and making it better
By starting with ‘The Man in the Mirror”
Thoughts of your love that you gave to others
The love that you wanted each and every one of us to give
Thoughts of your goodness and how I knew in my heart
That our GOD sent you to Earth to do exactly what you did while here with us
Touching each and every life through your performances, lyrics, moves and the love and care in your heart

I watched your images flash across the screen as they spoke of your passing…

Michael, ‘The Greatest Ever’ you had Danced On

I thought of your family and the pain and hurt that they must be feeling
I thought of your extended family, your fans, around the world and what they must have been feeling
I thought of the tributes and the outpouring of support
The prayers that would be sent out by millions

Most of all I thought of you, Michael
How you touched my life and the lives of so many
How you would be missed but always remembered…

Michael Jackson, you were and ALWAYS will be ‘The Greatest Ever’
DANCE ON, My Brother…
You are in my heart and I will forever dance for you
Rest in Peace
Always…

-Patrick M. Bishop
07/2009

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Think About It…

‘We need to be like Children and Be HAPPY…Live in the Moment, the BEAUTY of NOW!…Not sit back and worry or stress about what has to be done Tomorrow or in the future because when We do this, We miss the BEAUTY of the Present…We miss Life and true Living…Its hard at times but leave the Future to GOD and ALL will be Fine.’

‘There can be no IGNORANT moment during a time of Peace. I’ve noticed that when there is no competition, no one fighting to be FIRST, no one trying to be first to the finish line, no jealousy, no envy and no one listening to the LIES told to them by their EGO and We are ALL on ONE accord, We are at PEACE. If We can come together during that moment, We should be able to come together at ALL times.’

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Eagles Soar II…

The Eagle Soars…

“GOD is constantly reminding me that, Crows cannot Fly where Eagles Soar…”

Quite often there are individuals that set out to rob us of our Peace and those types of people will always be around but that is when we have to be akin to the Eagle and ‘Soar above them.’ If we do not become like the Eagle, allowing those individuals to aggravate us, we will never have Peace or Joy. We have to hold our Peace, be the bigger person and take the ‘high road,’ overlooking them and the things that they are trying to do to bring us down.

Throughout Scripture, the individual who trust in GOD is compared to an Eagle. See, the Eagle has some pest, like us. The Eagle’s pest is the Crow, always squawking and causing the Eagle trouble, like those people that can rub us the wrong way and irritate us if we allow it. At these times, we can definitely take a lesson from the Eagle.

To get rid of his pest, the Eagle stretches out his full wingspan and catches some of the winds currents and begins to rise higher and higher. Eventually, he gets to an altitude that no other bird can reach. At this altitude, Crows cannot even breathe! In the same manner, if you want to rid yourself of your pest, or people that set out to bring you down, you need to rise higher. Don’t even think of sinking to their level. Don’t argue, don’t think of paying them back, don’t give them the ‘cold shoulder’ because if you do, you will be the same as they are.  Overlook their faults, walk in LOVE and dare to bless even your enemies. In the long run, Crows cannot compete with Eagles.

(To be continued…)

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Eagles Soar…

“GOD is constantly reminding Me that, Crows can not Fly where Eagles Soar…”

 

-PM Bishop

(I will elaborate on this post tomorrow…)

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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That Childhood Magic…

That Childhood Magic…

“All My Friends…Are longing for the Warmth of Childhood to bring ‘em Home again…”

                                                                        -Amos Lee  ‘All My Friends’

 

I have pondered this for quite a while now and during Great conversation with that Special Woman in My Life on yesterday the topic came up once again. We were discussing the ‘heat’ and ‘humidity’ of the Summer and wondering why as Children we were able to play outside ALL day long and never give any thought to how HOT or humid it was. As children, we were ALL too Happy to be outside, able to run free and be with our friends doing what we LOVED most, PLAYING but as we grew older, from children to teens to adults the ‘heat’ and the ‘humidity’ became more apparent to us and we somehow lost that ‘magic’ of being a Child, playing and being totally free and began to realize how HOT it was outside and simply gave up on having Fun and really enjoying life.

I think about the above and I notice that it is not only the ‘Magic of Playing’ that we as adults have lost in our ADULTNESS but a lot of us have lost the ‘Magic of Childhood’ in every area of our lives. We have become adults and we feel that we have had to put ALL child-like things behind, bury them in the ground as if they are deceased but we should hold on to as much of our ‘CHILDLIKENESS’ as we can so as not to forget how to play, how to live free, how to enjoy life with no worries of what others will think of Us, so as not to live in FEAR.

If we sit back and watch children and how they operate we would learn so much from them and also be reminded of what we gave up or left behind to become Adults. I watch how children play and use their imaginations, becoming anything that they want to be in their minds, having FUN the entire time, having no thoughts of what others think about them or how foolish they may look, it’s ALL about the moment and enjoying it to the fullest extent. I watch how children interact with one another when they meet or come into contact with each other. There is no sizing up of the other. There is no wondering of what the other child’s motives are. There is no stand-offish attitude. There is only, ‘Let’s be friends! Let’s play! Let’s have FUN together!’ And after their play is done they continue to be Friends.

I feel that we as adults should re-adopt these ‘CHILD-LIKE’ ways or ideals and allow ourselves to be open enough to enjoy life and be free again. Whether we admit it or not, most of what we do as adults is only a seeking for that ‘Childhood Magic’ that we left behind. All of the ‘things’ that we gather for ourselves to be accepted by others, all of the accolades that we garner to be acknowledged by others, all of the intelligence or ‘smarts’ that we gain, are ALL a seeking for that ‘Childhood Magic.’

If we look back, as children we did not need any of those things to be accepted or feel like we would be accepted or to accept others. All we needed or had to offer was the ability or the freedom to want to ‘play’ and have ‘fun’ with other children and life was GREAT!

GOD is sending messages through the children for us to pick up on so that we as adults will remember the way we are supposed to enjoy and live our lives and remind us of what we were placed here for in the first place, to remind us of how we should not take life so seriously, how we should always take time to PLAY, use our Imaginations, DREAM huge DREAMS, LOVE openly and definitely have ‘CHILD-LIKE FAITH!’

Adults…Let’s be Adults but let’s not lose the ‘Magic of Childhood’ in the process. The Children have the Magic and they know the Secret…Watch them. You will learn…

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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