The Hills deceived me. – Kevy Michaels
My friends, I realize that I have not been blogging lately. Perhaps a few of you who are loyal followers noticed. With this short post, I hope to assure you that I’m still ticking quite vigorously, but in the background.
Friends, I am in the midst of yet another epic battle. …Another spiritual war.
I am not fearing this one simply because I am a warrior, having been spiritually elevated by each of my past triumphs. Just as all the rest have, this war will end in me gaining another honorable metal to pin on my lapel.
I believe that every story has already been told. This is why in movieland there are so many remakes. I find myself as a star character in the story of David & Goliath. I am David. This battle is spiritual simply because it challenges how loyal I am to The Lord, and Truth, two topics that I have blogged on, almost evangelistically.
I assure you that both Spirit and Truth are non-negotiable for me.
Right now, I am fighting a frivolous effort to silence me. The adversaries have the money and resource to nearly buy the truth. My resources pale to theirs, but I hold authentic truth. Their truth juxtaposed with mine will be like placing a rare diamond next to cubic zirconium and asking a gemologist to decide which is real.
This battle is not for the faint at heart. It is one of warrior proportions. It challenges my peace, health, finances, and security to push me off of the cliff of Righteousness. ….Not!
I would never do that, so I take the beatings knowing that in the end, I will have yet another victory under my belt.
And, like each of the epic battles that I’ve fought in the past, this too shall pass, and I will be elevated to an even higher spiritual vibration and consciousness. This is the way that Righteous steadfastness has always served me.
If I can endure, I will have a more intense connection to divinity and to the truth. I will have more wisdom to share with friends like you.
…Even if at great loss, I will never let go of Truth or The Lord.
Once these virtuous aspects of ones spirit are surrendered, they may never experience its brilliance again.
I will enter this ring with God and Truth and will leave it with fortified God and Truth, regardless of the outcome as the world may judge it.
I have been overwhelmed for months by this unscrupulous challenge, but feel honored that my silence is so critical to those who aim to silence my voice, hence my reason for not blogging as frequently, and as voluminously as I did just months ago.
I shall return to that level of delivery in the coming months. I expect to be transformed again by then. I was just getting comfortable with the transform me, bestowed for serving my dear mother, and The Lord.
I marvel at the vision of me gaining even greater pearls of wisdom to offer to you. Please be patient with me.
I just finished an early dinner of delicious Ethiopian food, after attending a writing workshop earlier today.
While waiting for my food to be served, I wrote this poem. Some may understand why I no longer look to the hills, some may not. The second poem is an older writing.
It’s not that I didn’t realize
That there was a hill
That I had to climb
I had long ago accepted
That my journeys
Would never again
Be on flat land
Through the years
My crew had left me
They couldn’t endure
But my calves were strong
Trained for continuing this journey
I was built for the challenge
Halfway to the top
The one engraved with my name
Turned into a vindictive mountain
Trying its best
To discourage me
Just at the halfway point
As I celebrated
I forgave the hill
That deceived me, though
Treating it as equitably
As I have treated
I then massaged my calves
Looked to the Sun
Then to the ground
It was level
From that vantage point
I stepped confidently forward
Never once looking up at
Once disguised as a hill
To discourage me
Or…Maybe the hill
Was always a mountain?
By disguising as a hill
It helped me
To take a that first step
If I had seen
Would have never
Taken the journey
That I am so glad
That I did
Already Been Told
Every story has already been told
Every ending is already known
There’s no journey that hasn’t been traveled
And on this path, we are never alone
Everything we can see has been seen before
Even our tears have already been cried
Many have endured what lies before us
Rousing our belief
That we’ll make out just fine
As imagined as rainbows ending in a pot of gold
And as sure as conquering all will never be enough
Satan’s schemes will always exist in our lives
But will surely perish when we call his bluff
Every season has changed before
Just as nothing ever remains the same
Many bridges have been burned
But Faith, like rain, can douse the flames
Hopes have been hoped for through the years
The worst scars have healed and cleared
Life’s giving us what’s been offered before
And in every battle, victory is near
እኔ የማውቀው አልገባኝም
መወጣት ያስፈልገኝ ነበር
ከረጅም ጊዜ በፊት ተቀባይነት አግኝቼ ነበር
የእኔ መርከበኞች ትተውኝ ሄዱ
እነሱ መቋቋም አልቻሉም
ግን ጥጆቼ ጠንካራ ነበሩ
ይህንን ጉዞ ለመቀጠል የሰለጠኑ
ለፈተናው የተገነባ ነበር
ወደ ላይኛው ግማሽ ወደ ላይ
ወደ ጠላት ተራራ ተለወጠ
እኔን ተስፋ ለማስቆርጥ
በግማሽ ነጥብ ላይ
ተራራውን ይቅር አልኋቸው
ነገር ግን ያታለለኝ
እንደ እኩል መቆየት
ከዚያም ጥጆቼን አሰብኩ
ወደ ፀሐይ ተመልከት
ከዚያም ወደ መሬት
ከዚያ የመረመር ቦታ
ወደ ኋላ ተመለከትሁ
አንድ ጊዜ እንደ ኮረብታ ያለ ሰው ነው
እኔን ተስፋ ለማስቆርጥ
ወይም … ምናልባት ኮረብታው ላይ
ሁልጊዜ ተራራ ነበር?
እንደ ኮረብታ በመደበቅ
ያንን የመጀመሪያ እርምጃ ለመውሰድ
በጣም ደስ ብሎኛል
Sharing this post and video is a great time to explain my spirituality, which evolves every day.
I am a deeply spiritual man that has been diligently trying to fully understand what The Lord expects of me and to try to fulfill those expectations.
But I am moving further and further away from organized religion. In it, as well as, in my collection of family and friends, I have encountered too much deception.
Besides, collecting so many metals and being elevated, from past triumphs, “God” unlike as most see HIM, is now energy, a vibration, and less of a character in a story.
I don’t care about the characteristics of ones Savior, or Messiah. I don’t care about his, hers, or its name.
I do, however, care about how “God” manifests in U. Does your “God” lead U Righteously? How do U treat others? Are U honest or deceptive? Can I Trust U?
To me, that’s all that really matters with regard to spirituality in others.
I don’t judge those who see spirituality differently. We are all endowed with believing as we choose. But I do judge evil and will continue to call it out.
At the same time, I can enjoy songs, videos, and messages that don’t express exactly as I do. I have become quite skillful at selectively listening.
With this video, The Hill, though its expression may seem opposite to my blog’s sentiments, I see the message as essentially the same, but simply expressed differently. It is my hope that you find the loving intent in my post much the same way, reinterpreting the message into your personal narrative. – Kevy
The Hill – 328,752 views – TravisGreeneTv – Published on Apr 14, 2017
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