You May Not Believe In God – But Know That Satan Is Among Us – Secrets On How He Works – THE DEVIL’S SECRETS RECAP!

When I refer to Satan, I don’t think of a red naked man with horns and a pitchfork. That is a fairy tale that I haven’t believed since maybe the age of 5 years.

I don’t believe that Satan unto himself is of flesh. Satan is simply a spirit, an evil one that wants to separate us from God, and therefore prevent our access to the Kingdom, and to blessings while here on Earth.  He infiltrates the flesh.  He overcomes the minds of the weak and convinces them that they act on their own accord.

Satan doesn’t want us to know how powerful we are through the Holy Spirit. That’s why he’s anxious to block our access to God. He (his spirit) wants us to think that he is more than a mere spirit, a thought, an imagining. He wants us to believe that he has power over us.

But, he doesn’t, provided we don’t surrender to him.

Though Satan is powerless, he is still highly successful in inflicting evil. That is because he must transform into human form so that he becomes more relatable and likable to us. Satan is so successful because he cunningly gets a hold of those closest to us. He also cleverly uses various lures to entice us into his web.

Because we are unknowingly hypnotized like a zombie, he easily appears in the people around us, and manipulates us, if we fall for it. Under his baffling spell, we are decoyed, and oblivious, because we are only alerted by the image of Satan with a pitchfork, that’s been burned in our minds.

But, that clever dude, in disguise, congenially sits at our dinner table, in our homes, at our jobs, in our communities in the form of friends, family, bosses, clergy, politicians, neighbors, and even loved ones. His spirit appears in a form that is anything but the deceptive ‘red devil’ we’ve come to look out for.

When I hear people say that Satan is real, or that Satan is walking the face of the Earth, I interpret that to mean that he has infiltrated the minds of people surrounding and interacting with us.  I don’t know if it’s just me, but he seems to have shown tremendous success in recent years.

So when I state with conviction that ‘Satan walks the face of the Earth’, now you know what I mean.

When I refer to Satan, I don’t think of a red naked man with horns and a pitchfork. I think of the people around me, and observe them and their deeds very carefully.


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Whacha Say! – I Received The Liebster Award! – From Loving Bloggers – They Showed A Brotha Luv Y’all!

Yesterday, I was nominated for the Liebster Award.  I am very honored for this nomination. 

I started the blog on a whim and have reached thousands via the blog and social media connections, and never expected such a response, let alone an award!

I take this honor as a sign to continue my dedication to inspire and inform.  I am very appreciative and grateful. 

This award serves as a welcoming, a nod of approval, from the blogger community.  It’s a way to show a brotha some love, and to inspire and encourage me to continue in my efforts. 

I accept this reward and the responsibility that goes with, namely completing the 5 required steps, which I did below, and continuing to honestly serve others. 

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Excuse Me, But I Need Space: To Study, Create, and Fulfill My Dharma

Excuse Me, I Have Goals

I’m more focused than I’ve ever been.  I spend more time alone than I ever have too.  And, I’m okay with it.  I’m in that season where the space is necessary.

self time 4I did not skillfully get to this place.  Life brought me here.  Once I served as caregiver, went bankrupt, and generally fell from grace, nearly everyone disappeared from my once opulent life.

At first I was lonely and hurt that so many friends and family had dumped me, until I realized they didn’t really leave me, they left my old persona.  That was the person they liked so much.  They left the money, the drugs, and excitement that used to be a part of my life years ago.

I also discovered that I initially felt lonely because I missed the old persona too.  I was lonely because I missed my old self.  But, not anymore.

My spiritual journey made being alone understandable, and digestible, revealing benefits that I did not consider.  I became cool with not having a lot of people and activities around me.  My life became much simpler.

Once I accepted that I was a new man, I therefore needed to establish a new life, complete with new goals, desires, and intentions.

I started to view my life differently.  I saw my new life like Groundhog Day.  I was beginning life again, to see if this time I’d get it right.

Looking at it this way, abandonment became a blessing.  I had the space I needed to pursue new goals, in the same shell, but with an enhanced spirit and proven wisdom.

Whether you gain freedom from those people and things that may distract you from your goals by falling from grace as I did, or by other means, the point is that you will ultimately require space to focus. 

You will not reach your goals, not optimally, trying to maintain your social butterfly status.  You’ll have to give that up.

You will have to also eliminate all distracting people, places, and things from your life.

To optimally focus, you will have to repeatedly work towards presenting your most authentic self to the computer, canvas, book, notepad, camera, or person that you must face to get your work done.

Outside of the goal itself, anything, anything that is not for the “better good” of your Mind, Spirit, and Body will impede your ability to focus, and therefore your ability to succeed. Continue reading “Excuse Me, But I Need Space: To Study, Create, and Fulfill My Dharma”

That Thing U Do Is Like No Other – Karma Must Have Led U To UR Dharma

The Spiritual Law of Dharma

dharma I am finding greater happiness each day now that I am pursuing my passion for writing. 

I know that writing, creative communications, as well as, seeking and propagating what I see as truth are my passions.  I know because I can’t stop thinking about them.  Ideas pop into my head throughout the day, and in the middle of the night.  I spend hours each day at the computer posting and researching, often not getting much sleep, and letting eating totally skip my mind.

One of the biggest indicators that I am pursuing my purpose, is when I lose all senses of space and time.  This happens when I’m are deep into an effort, and look at my watch and surprisingly notice that 6 hours have passed, when it seemed like only an hour.

Another indicator is not being able to pull away from a project of passion.  Like everyone, I have hundreds of items to get to on my task list.  But I always gravitate to that same ole task, diligently working it, ignoring the others.  No matter how far behind I may get on other ‘to do’s’, I repeatedly go back to the one task that gives me the most joy.

These repeated escapes from reality into manifesting my vision is an indicator that I may have discovered or am discovering my Dharma. 

Dharma is our purpose in life, with the belief that we were all created with a unique talent or ability to offer to the world. 

But it’s not a passion that is pursued blindly.  It is pursuit while adhering to other spiritual laws, and doing so with a sincere intention to help others, with this special talent or ability.

The reason that finding your purpose in life is so important, is that finding your purpose is synonymous with finding happiness.  We’re all meant to be happy, and finding our Dharma is the only path to lasting happiness.

So, follow your Dharma no matter what it is, no matter how much you may get discouraged.

Remember, living your Dharma is the only way to optimal and permanent happiness.

My good friend Dale is a culinary arts extraordinaire.

He has been this way since we were roommates in Dayton, Ohio, back in the 1980s.  He is quite talented and creates everything from scratch.  The cakes that he bakes for clients are imaginative and breathtaking.

Here are some of the pictures of his creations: Continue reading “That Thing U Do Is Like No Other – Karma Must Have Led U To UR Dharma”

Give Me A Beet! – Don’t Join ‘Em – Beet ‘Em

I can remember the plastic small orange bowls into which my mother used to serve beet salad. 

In large poor families, you don’t only pass down clothes, you pass down dishes and tableware too.  These bowls has a history behind them.  Some had burn marks from being too close to the fire, on the stove.  Others were cracked and worn from repeated washings over the years.

The orange plastic bowls also symbolized my mother’s humility, but they became insignificant, when filled with the love she put into the dinner meals that she prepared daily.

These bowls were earmarked only to be used for salad, potato, avocado (alligator pear), cucumber, lettuce & tomatoes, asparagus, or beet.  Both the asparagus and beet salads were from a can.  I’m not sure if they sold fresh or organic asparagus or beets back in the 1970’s.  If they did, they did not sell it in the black communities, or blacks just could not afford to buy them fresh.

I know for sure that I never heard the vegetable truck vendors, announce on their megaphone throughout the neighborhood, that he ‘had asparagus’ or ‘had beets’.

Mr. Okra – 27,434 views – Frisky Lamar – Published on Jan 2, 2009

Mr. Okra makes a stop in Mid City, New Orleans, LA very near the end of 2008.

Luckily, beets have been a staple in my family, since childhood.  So, my mother managed to provide us with a healthy diet, though we were poor. 

It always amazes, when after all these years, we are finding out today the nutritional value of foods that our parents and grandparents used to prepare.  My mother, and her mother must have known that beets were good for you.  Continue reading “Give Me A Beet! – Don’t Join ‘Em – Beet ‘Em”

‘I’m Fixin Ta’ Share Some Spiritual Laws For Today, Tomorrow & Life

End of Week Personal Reflection Time

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

Everyone should feel pretty accomplished today, as the week ends.  We’ve made it through!  Thank God! 

I hope that you feel, as you reflect on this past week, that you are getting closer to your goals.

Perhaps you are trying to pay down bills, maybe making a new bill, such as buying a home, or car.  Maybe you are beginning a new semester in school and are off to a good start.  Whatever your goal is, it is always helpful to reflect at the end of the week to assess if you are making progress.

…Also, to make any necessary adjustments.

Kevy SmileFor me, this week has been pretty explosive! 

I had the audacity to become a member of the Open Media Foundation“The Open Media Foundation (OMF) is an innovative media and technology nonprofit organization dedicated to putting the power of the media in the hands of the people, enabling everyone to engage in their community and bring about the change they wish to see in the world.”

I took my first video editing class this week and was enamored by the technology and the possibilities.  I am non-resistant to social media and using today’s methods to propagate love and inspiration.   After weighing the negative and positive effects of social media, I assess that the positive far outweighs the negative.  This week, I actually discovered that since social media requires the rapid exchange of information, it fires off new capabilities in the brain.

The key, however, is that we filter the information that we read ensuring that contributes to our greater good.  Social media is geared towards igniting emotions.

Don’t get trapped by social media emotional triggers.

The Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media – 60,405 views – You Think You Know – Published on May 29, 2016

I use the word audacity earlier because I’ve set a goal of becoming a video editor, with plans to someday produce my own videos, and post less videos from others.  I’m putting that out into the universe.  God, do you hear me?

Setting this goal is the mark of the major transition in my life.  It occurred this week.  You see, I have been self-conscious about my camera appearance, and would never consider being in the spotlight on videos.  I am now getting over that.  I’ve even included pictures in this post.  I actually posted photos and videos on my Facebook page too!  Continue reading “‘I’m Fixin Ta’ Share Some Spiritual Laws For Today, Tomorrow & Life”

B-True Or Don’t-B W/Me – Gotta Have Integrity 2 B W/Me – 7 Days 7 Quotes On Integrity

You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice.” – God – Exodus 23:2 New King James Version (NKJV)

One of the qualities about myself for which I am proudest is my integrity. I’ve worked hard on that.

  • I don’t lie.
  • I don’t steal.
  • I don’t deceive.

“Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.”- Anonymous

I have always adhered to these principles, and other high standards of living, simply because I was raised well by a devout Creole Catholic woman, my mother Eunice. I was raised well, by one of the most faithful.

As I got deeper into practicing metaphysics, I was even more focused on my integrity.

I saw ‘being true’ as making deposits into the Karmic Bank, my term. As I got older, I began to focus on all the virtues upon which I felt God admired.

God had pulled me out of dire situations, like pulling a bat out of hell. I have ever since felt obligated to please his will and therefore had to always be honest, true, and genuine. It was a covenant, between me and God, to never be broken.

I see not striving to embody virtues such as Honesty, Faith, Patience, Steadfastness, Humility, Love, Courage, and Integrity, is to not seek God.

Now He is all I seek. As a response, I fortify my integrity daily, as it is a foundational building block to my legacy. Legacy is important. …wrote a post about it: When You Are Gone What Will You Be Remembered For? – What Will Be Your Legacy? – It Really Should Matter

I am sure you get tired of hearing people say what I’m about to say. “I know I’m a good person.”

But, I am a good person! You know how I know? Because I’ve been fucked over by many. I’ve been a bit of too honest, mixed with being stuck on stupid for a period, and got screwed. I just happened to have a lot of money then. That helped. And there were yet other times where my honesty set me up for the kill, even recently.

I know that I am a good person because for a few years, I was repeatedly deceived, feeling shameful, broken, abandoned, lost, depressed, and sick, but I still upheld my integrity. Circumstances never stole my best virtues from me.

In fact, those very circumstances made me even truer. I said to myself many times that I would never do unto others, as they have done to me.

Today, I thank God for my trials, and tormentors, for they have molded me into a new version of me, a better me, a faithful me.

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley

I believe that Integrity is the foundation of spiritual awakening. If I am not true to myself and to others, how could I ever be true to God? Remember, God is who today I strive to please. It would be a disgrace if, as a writer, I would propagate faith and spirituality that I did not believe in and practice regularly. Though I’d be able to fool others with such deception, if that was the road I chose to take, I will never fool God.

That in itself would eat at my soul, to live with being dishonest with God. That will never happen!

“A liar needs a good memory.” – Quintillian

What I speak is Truth, in everything I speak. It is true simply because I say it is true. And, it is true, because I believe it is. I convey my truth and understand while appreciating that it may not be everyone’s truth.

But it is someone else’s truth, therefore I share, and I share with integrity.

I Gave My Word – Motivational Video – It’s Called Integrity! – 267,060 views – Team Fearless – Published on Apr 17, 2017

I Gave My Word – Motivational Video – Fearless Motivation

“We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” – Michelle Obama

Check this out!

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Gospel – Not Just Any Gospel – But Trap Gospel –Taking Psalm 98:4 To The Limit – With Trap Gospel

Many are not familiar with Trap Gospel, and I don’t hate them for that.

I just learned of the name for this Southern hip-hop inspired gospel music that is increasingly becoming popular. I remember in a prior post, I jokingly referred to Trap Gospel, as “Hippity Hop Gospel”.

Let’s start out with a definition for Trap Gospel, and a little background, then we can go further into our discussion, and listening to Trap Gospel below.

Trap Gospel is so new and hot that I could not find a Google definition for this genre. You see in general, Trap music is a style of Southern Hip Hop.

The word “trap” refers to setup areas ‘in da hood’ where drug dealers get trapped. This is where th stye of musc can behave heard, ad mat have originated. …Also, strip clubs. Characteristics of this style of music is heavy bass, electronic drums, synthesizers, and a thumping beat.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.” – Psalm 98:4

Hip Hop Trap music has recently been combined with more traditional styles, creating new hybrid styles, such as Trap Dubstep, and Trap Gospel. When you listen to Trap Gospel, unless you listen carefully to the lyrics, you may not realize that it is Gospel music. The music is usually very danceable, and throbbing.

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…Those Things You Cannot Change – Embracing UR Inner I.I.W.I.I. – Because It Is What It Is

“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” – Carl Jung

I really hate when people say ‘It is what it is’. I makes me cringe when I hear it.

The people that I know who use this phrase, use it repeatedly. It’s almost like they don’t have an opinion. Nearly everything I say to them, they say ‘It is what it is’. Surely everything can’t be relegated to the same five word response.

I see excessive use of this term as a dodge. It is a convenient way to avoid discussion. That aggravates me because I like to encourage dialogue. There is always something for me to learn, even from those with whom I do not agree.

Though I don’t like use of the phrase, I do understand the sentiment. I sometimes share the same feeling, but I don’t always express it. I keep it to myself.

I used to think that every problem had a solution, and that there was always an approach to conflicts that could defuse it. In a sense, I guess I thought that I could save the world. After trying this approach on some of my problems, and sincerely seeking solutions from every possible angle, I have come to accept that some things will never change. Some people will never change. It is what it is.

My stepsister Paige, has a policy of ‘killing them with kindness’. She is sincere in this strategy. Under no circumstance will she treat a person ugly or mean, even if they deserve it. I am not sure, but she may even be kind to people that she despises. I can’t do that, though I used to.

The ‘kill ‘em with kindness’ and the ‘catch more flies with honey’ strategies seem to imply that kindness will change the situation or person. It will, but only some of the time.

In many cases, no matter how kind you are, the person or situation will not budge. In some cases we are wasting our time investing energy in a hopeless cause. For me, in those situations, I just accept that ‘it is what it is’. I tried the alternative and found myself broken, hurt, and disappointed too many times.

In accepting these situations, I back away from them, ultimately eliminating that energy from my life. I usually don’t announce this move with a cliché statement. I just do it in my mind, and quietly disappear into the sunset.

I am constantly evaluating whether people or things illuminate my aura or not. If not, see ya! I no longer waste a lot of time trying to get things to change, that often never will change.

Though the kindness strategy may seem more loving, I assure you that under my approach I never stop spreading love. I simply spread it elsewhere, where receptivity is clearly apparent.

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

My approach is very analogous to my presence on Facebook. I share love-inspired posts, but sometimes get hate in return. I don’t try to convert these ‘friends’ into loving children of God. Often I do not respond to them. I simply Unfriend, Block, and Report them. Then I proceed to searching profiles for new ‘friends’ who appear to be more compatible, based on their friends and posts.

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Aretha Louise Franklin’s Ascension – Her Legendary Legacy Lives Even After Death

We Should All Want To Live After Death

The world is saddened by the news of Aretha Franklin’s transition. I don’t like to use the word death or die, but sometimes it’s unavoidable, just to get a point across.

I see ‘death’ as a part of life.

Stated another way, I see death as a stage, or season of life. If you see Life as a spirit or energy, and not the shell that we present on social media, as I do, it’s easy to understand this statement.

I see Aretha Franklin as having ascended, on August 16, 2018. She is still as spirit, as she will always be, but she is no longer a body, a shell, a vessel.

My emotions regarding the loss of Aretha are evolving, just one day after her passing.

My initial reaction was pain, sorrow and tears, with the rest of the world. Now, I see her ascension as an inspiration. I am finding instantaneous moments of happiness and joy, each time that reflect on her contributions to our planet.

Hinduism teaches that any attempt to find permanent happiness in this world is maya (an illusion). Hindus believe that a person’s atman (spirit) is permanent and cannot change while the physical body is not permanent and can change.

This is where I am spiritually, with regard to the ascension of Aretha Franklin, and my dear mother, who ascended over 4 years ago.

Here’s something really amazing upon which I recommend you reflect right now.

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We Are One, Yawl – Kevy’s Hood-Zen River Rat Understanding – I Think I Might Jus’ Git, Git Git It!

As with the Life of Kevy Michaels endeavor, I am creating and developing as I go along. 

Though I have taken writing classes in the past, and have been writing for nearly 20 years, this project is helping me to improve in my craft.  I was never really good in those classes anyway.  …too much a rebel.   Hopeful being active on the blog and in social media, at the very least, will result in me making fewer typos.

As this project evolves, I am developing ‘my voice’ the tone from which I communicate. 

I was an extrovert when I was successful.  The average person would if they had it going on.  But the years of trials, and my fall from grace made me a lot more introverted.

I am just beginning to open up my shell more and more, with the content that I share.

If I had to give my style ‘a brand’, I would consider myself to be, a modern day social media disciple. 

I that takes audacity to proclaim, but ‘Name it; Claim it’ is real.  So, I name on.

Actually, that is what I strive to be, and this bodacious proclamation as part of my psychology to get me there.  Proclaiming forces me to get off of my ass if only to spare myself of the embarrassment of not achieving.

If I had to describe ‘my brand’, I would like it to be thought of as offering an Urban Hood-Zen perspective on Life, Love, and God.

I would like to particularly focus on those you have been through struggle and victory and do, or do not want to share in the wisdom they’ve gained.  I do want to share in the wisdom I’ve gain.  It is practically bursting out of me, and I must let it go.

You might guess that I target toward the non-conventional thinkers, the rejected, doubted and mistreated.  I also lean to the outcasts, black sheep, and weirdos.  I’m one.

I find that they have the most sincere souls.  But I will accept conventional crossovers.

I am going to attempt to provide an Urban Hood-Zen perspective on the phrase ‘We are One’.  Continue reading “We Are One, Yawl – Kevy’s Hood-Zen River Rat Understanding – I Think I Might Jus’ Git, Git Git It!”

Shhh! – I Got Punked By Facebook Fake News – How Do You Discern Truth Today?

I am feeling a bit melancholy this evening.

I started writing this post earlier today, but was hit with a brick of wisdom, when I found that I did not follow my own cardinal rule of ‘trust but verify.


Early this morning I was punked. I am embarrassed about it, so let’s keep this between our special group. I just want to be honest and let you know that it occurred, in hopes that I am not alone.

I was punked by ‘fake news’ on Facebook. I believed the post on my feed without question, out of the emotion over the death of a singing legend, Aretha Franklin, no less. I immediately posted videos of her and condolences post.

The post that misled me showed a pretty frail and distressed looking photo of Aretha, instead of sender choosing one that was more appearing and vibrant.

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” – Carl Jung

I admit, it immediately struck my emotional chord, and I quickly reacted with a post of sympathy. Minutes after the post, I went to the news websites, Google, and Aretha Franklin’s official site, and did not find, what would have been, stop the press news. That’s because it was a damned lie!

Another contributing factor to me being deceived, was that my ego, worked with Satan to deceive me. I know this sounds strange already, but allow me to explain to you, my friends. …Keep it between our special group, though.

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SHARE THIS With Anyone Who Is Lonely – I Used To Be – But I Was Only Missing My Old Self

This week has been rather intense for me. That is why I haven’t created many new posts. I have been working on Kevy Michaels’ social media presence, on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, and it was, and will be very time consuming.

I tracked down an old friend through Facebook and was pretty delighted to speak to him.

He was one of the people who encouraged my pursuit of writing back in 2000 – 2001. As I say on my About page, I started writing poetry in 2000, and my first poems were not good. They were very corny and rhymed way too much.

I was embarrassed to share them, but he would encourage me to. One evening, in Houston, Texas, he ready my poems to a small group of friends. He is quite inspiration as well to others pursuing dreams, particularly creative ones. He is a writer, actor, and likely has other talents.

In our conversation yesterday, we filled each other in on our lives over the years. Among the victories, and challenges he discussed, he mention wanted a ‘significant other’ in his life.

He mentioned it in our conversation a couple of times, so I knew that it was important to him. My dear friend Saia has repeatedly discussed wanting someone romantic in his life, even asking his parents (missionaries) to pray with him, that God may send him a mate.

I pray for a significant other in my life too, and for spiritually like-minded friends. But….I always preface my prayers to God with, “if it is your will”.

Making this request to God, and all other requests that I make, in this way, acknowledges that God decides what is best for me.

Whether I am in relationships or not, is not my choice, especially since I’ve been spiritually awakened. I do not want anything granted or bestowed on me that is not in accordance with God’s will.

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‘They’ Say That I Don’t E-ven Seem Like The Holy Type – ‘They’ Question If I’ve Been Spiritually Transformed

I don’t care about how others view the belief that I am being spiritually transformed. 

It is a personal process between me and God alone.  I affirm my spiritual metamorphosis passionately with pride and gratitude that supersedes others’ opinions.

I have come a very long way, from where I once was, and my life is now more simplistic serving and even magical.  I find adventure in discovering and perceiving every choice I must make, from the spiritual perspective.

From this perspective, everything makes a great deal of sense.  I’ve found that when I evaluate my life from a spiritual perspective, I tend to evaluate my actions, along with others’, more carefully, always looking for what “I” could have done, or will do in the future, in a better way.  When my reference point was the ego, however, I rarely evaluated myself, but only evaluated others, in error.

My new found spirituality comes first and foremost in making decisions involving my diet, health, peace of mind, morality, relationships, mistakes, and victories.  As my tagline says, ‘Life Is A Teacher’.  In the ego-based evaluation of life, I aimed to look good, and please others.  Pleasing God was not first when I was asleep.

Under the ego-based approach, I screwed up royally.  I kept feelings inside, did not speak my mind when uneasy, and most damaging of all, I tried to please others, and not myself or God.  This approach was most contributory to my trials and adversities.

“This is the key to life: the ability to reflect, the ability to know yourself, the ability to pause for a second before reacting automatically. If you can truly know yourself, you will begin the journey of transformation.” – Deepak Chopra

Today, I could care less if anyone doubts my spiritual awareness and awakening.  Continue reading “‘They’ Say That I Don’t E-ven Seem Like The Holy Type – ‘They’ Question If I’ve Been Spiritually Transformed”

UR Poo Poo, Is Saying Things About U – Behind Your Back Too!

I don’t mean to embarrass you. I don’t mean to be gross.

But….we need to talk about your poo poo, your poop…your shit.

Okay, I said it.

But this is very serious, so please review on. Do your own research.

I will tell you what I know about the brown stuff below.

“Everybody looks at their poop.” ― Oprah Winfrey
“What one poops is what counts and not what one had the intention of pooping.” = Pablo Picasso

I’ve regularly visit Chinese doctors and Acupuncturists. I have for over 20 years now. I believe in Chinese Medicine and have experienced treatments, both Chinese Medicine, Moxa, and Acupuncture, which have successfully eliminated ailments, or cured them all together.

I go to Western doctors, as well as, to Naturopathic doctors. The three different perspectives (Chinese, Western, and Naturopathic) can be very complimentary, if you take charge of your health.

Remember, you are the boss when it comes to your body.

I mention this because I have found that Western doctors tend to discredit non-Western practitioners, more than vice versa.

So, you will have to stand firm on your medical choices, if you want to use a variety of disciplines.

Please read our medical disclaimer statement. Alternative regiments work best if you practice a holistic lifestyle and believe in the benefits of the regiments you follow.

What I like most about Chinese Medicine is that the examination is more thorough, in my opinion, than Western Medicine examinations.

When I visit my Chinese Medicine practitioner, at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine Denver, the examination process can take as long as 30 minutes. My Western doctors, on the other hand, are ‘in and out’. I feel like they don’t want me to say too much.

I don’t ever remember my Western doctor asking as many questions about my total being, as Chinese practitioners do, as a norm. Western doctors tend to ask only about the symptoms for which I complain, not much more. This is mainly because most are specialist, which is a more lucrative practice, than say a general practice doctor. Because they are specialist, they tend to stay in their lane.

One aspect of the Chinese examination questions is always a bit embarrassing to talk about. It never fails to come up.

“How’s your shit”, they will ask. No, I’m just joking; they are not that blunt. Usually they will ask, “How’s your digestion?” But, all my mind hears, “Tell me about your shit.”

Continue reading “UR Poo Poo, Is Saying Things About U – Behind Your Back Too!”

Just Focus – Watch One of The Most Powerful Videos on YouTube – 2 Mins of UR Time

Just a gesture to begin your week on a inspiring note.



Before You Scroll Down, WATCH THIS! One of The Most Powerful Videos – 4,539 views – Infinite Waters (Diving Deep) – Published on Aug 5, 2018



To Who I Am

By Kevy Michaels

I didn’t see

Who I really was

So I chose to be

Someone else

…Someone else

Was not aware

That I was beautiful

So I kept it all

To myself

…To myself

Chorus Continue reading “Just Focus – Watch One of The Most Powerful Videos on YouTube – 2 Mins of UR Time”

Don’t Cha Know About Kombucha – Here Is The 411 On Kombuchamacallit?

I used to drink Kombucha every day, when I could afford to.  It can get very expensive, when you buy it in a store.  I have fermented veggies for probiotics, but I have never taken on making my own Kombucha.  It is quite involved and can be a bit of a nuance, so I’ve heard. 

I have a friend in Atlanta, whose husband grew Kombucha back in the 1990’s.  He did it quite well, but could not stop, leading to tension in the house.

He had it growing everywhere, specifically in every closet.  He was fanatical about Kombucha.  Many years later, I now know why.

I follow so many different health regiments, all requiring time, preparation, and coordination, therefore I don’t have the bandwidth to take on making my own Komboucha.  Maybe you do.  I provide a recipe in the links below.

“Kombucha is a unique, fermented tea that has Kombuchabeen used for millennia to lower blood pressure, improve digestion, and boost the immune system. It is alkaline-forming, simple to brew, and extremely inexpensive.” – Ty Bollinger – The Truth About Cancer

Based on a most reputable source, Ty Bollinger, of The Truth About Cancer website, here is the history and the benefits that he emphasizes in his post. 

Kombucha Tea – History, Health Benefits & Insanity – The Truth About Cancer – By Ty Bollinger – 43,401 Facebook Shares


  • Kombucha has been used for thousands of years dating back to the Tsin-Dynasty in 221 B.C. – a Chinese Empire – where they called it “the remedy for immortality.” It was later brought to Japan by Dr. Kombu to treat the Japanese emperor, Inkyo, for digestive problems.
  • Numerous scientific studies have shown that kombucha tea helps populate the intestines with probiotics (beneficial bacteria), enhances the immune system, fights off deadly pathogens and protects vital organs.
  • A 2011 study published in the journal “Pathophysiology” found that kombucha protects liver cells, while another study from the June 2012 issue of Food Science and Technology asserts that kombucha “has prophylactic and therapeutic properties” including anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal effects.

Here are the combined benefits of Komboucha, from very reputable and researched sources, including from my personal experience.  Continue reading “Don’t Cha Know About Kombucha – Here Is The 411 On Kombuchamacallit?”

The Spiritual Law Of Detachment – Is Not Detachment From Life – You’re Just Detached from Outcomes

“In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty . . . in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning.

And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.” – Deepak Chopra

7 Laws of Spiritual Success

Please keep in mind, as you read my posts, that I only share those things that I sincerely believe in, and/or practice. Some posts on life virtues, spirituality, and health are topics on which I believe and plan to practice or am getting better at practicing.

In every case, what I post, relates to my life as Kevy Michaels. I have practiced the Law of Detachment for over 20 years and passionately believe in it.

Deepak Chopra’s book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, resonated with me so well that I took heed to each of the laws as I started implementing them in my life over 20 years ago. I was so astonished by these simple laws of living, that I shared the “good news” with everyone who I felt would be receptive.

I’ve given a copy of the book in Costa Rica, South Africa, Europe, and many other countries, including here in the states. I’ve given the book to friends, family, and complete strangers.

Needless to say, I am all but evangelically about the messages contained in this short 100-page or so book.

I share it with you now because I care, and I am of a loving and generous nature. I will share these principles until the day that I leave this earth, with the hope that some or all of the laws will resonate with you, and perhaps lead you towards your spiritual transformation.

Please note that The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is not the kind of book you read once, and ‘get it’. It will take reading it multiple times, over many years to come. I have read it umpteen times. I just read the chapter on Detachment twice, in preparation for this post.

The Law of Detachment is very powerful! It simply states that with good intentions and desires, we should pursue our dreams, but must be detached from the outcome.

This law requires the ultimate in trust. ….Trusting God to deliver the rest.

I know that this law works, as I have experienced many examples in my life.

Continue reading “The Spiritual Law Of Detachment – Is Not Detachment From Life – You’re Just Detached from Outcomes”

Proclaim Today As International Dance Day – Dance For Gratitude! – Receive Healing!

Dance Because It’s good for the Body Mind & Soul

Let’s proclaim today as International Day of Dance. I just made that up, though.

Why not? God has given us the will to choose whatever we desire. So, why not declare today as a day of dance?

“A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;” – Ecclesiastes 3:4

To make it a spiritual experience, let us all dance in celebration of the feeling of Gratitude.

Why not? There’s an endless list of things for which we are grateful. Think up your list while you dance. Dance to inspiring songs to assist you even further along.

“The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.” – Mata Hari

Though we have free will, there are always the consequences to the choices we make. Well, it seems we’re good here with dancing, for nothing bad comes out of dancing. It’s a joyous exercise.

Dancing, just like crying, and laughing is part of a larger holistic healing whole. Dancing is like a supplement for your spirit, body, and mind. Dancing has been associated with the health benefits, identified in the Dr. Axe post below.

4 Major Benefits of Dancing, Including Increasing Your Brainpower! – Dr. Axe – Food Is Medicine

4 Benefits of Dancing

  1. Give physical health a boost
  2. Get more brains and balance
  3. Improve Parkinson’s disease
  4. Increase brainpower

Continue reading “Proclaim Today As International Dance Day – Dance For Gratitude! – Receive Healing!”

Get UR Laugh On – Become Healthier & Balanced – Let’s Laugh Together

Laughter is Critical to Healing

I am not as much into health, as I am into healing. 

I see the difference in the former aiming to address a specific ailment, whereas the latter aims to immerse you in healing energy, creating an environment that repels illness, in any form it may appear.  Healing enfolds me in an energy of health.

Healing goes much deeper than being healthy.  Healing requires balance and vibrational, physical, spiritual, emotional, and nutritional connectivity, just to list a few of its many aspects.

In my healing strategy both balance, and vibrational connection are given the highest priority.

With regard to balance in resting, I do not work too diligently, without attentively ensuring that I get proper rest.  I try to rest at least 8 hours a day.    I consciously work to balance the two.

The same applies to eating healthy, juicing, fermenting, consumption of smoothies, and herbal and root helpful foods, I must balance this lifestyle practice too.  I will never place myself in a ‘food prison’ and expect healing.  I allow myself to deviate from time to time, and don’t beat up on myself for being human.

I learned the importance of balance namely through working with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctors and acupuncturists.  I’ve been seeing TCM practitioners for over 20 years now.  I had acupuncture just this week.

The practice of TCM believes in staying in harmony with nature.  The practice believes in seasons, as well, not just in the atmosphere, but in our body, spirit, and emotions.  I strongly believe in seasons and its impact on my life.  I’ve written about seasons on several occasions.

“According to the teachings of Chinese Medicine, an important principle to leading a healthy life is that of balance.  Living a life of balance affords us longevity. One of the ways of achieving balance is by mirroring the energy of the seasons. Everything in nature is composed of yin and yang energy.”  – Living Life in Balance with Chinese Medicine by Syd Acu | Apr 9, 2013 | Durango Chinese Medicine, Durango Colorado Acupuncture

The last few posts touched painful memories. 

It was also painful to revisit my mistakes and flaws.  But, I was courageous in that I did, for the benefit of others, and to maintain my integrity.  After I published the posts on the “Mess Age”, I felt invigorated, and relieved.

After, a day or so, that feeling wore off, and I started feeling a bit melancholy.

My internal balance calibrator signaled that I had not had a good laugh and needed a few laughs to remain in the realm of healing.  Continue reading “Get UR Laugh On – Become Healthier & Balanced – Let’s Laugh Together”

Terror On The Caregiver – Beyond The ‘Mess Age’ – No Shame In My Game – What About U? – Part 2 of 2

During The ‘Mess Age’ Part 2

It is important to mention that at the time when I was going through the chaos, I was also wearing out my body. Being 35,000 feet above ground as often as I was, was not normal. I booked more airtime than an astronaut.

I travelled 100% of the time for what would become almost 15 years, and it was taking a toll on my body. I started taking a prescription med that further complicated the dichotomy of using on the weekends, and being a wannabee genius during the week.

I felt like I had multiple personalities because I there was the corporate me that made it financially possible to appear cool, that battled the cool, trying-to-be-accepted me (with those who didn’t deserve me).

This prescription drug had serious psychological side effects including depression, nightmares, hallucinations, impaired concentration, insomnia, and suicidal thoughts. I can easily validate this.

Many prescription drugs causes changes in mental status. They treat completely different ailments, such as smoking cessation, sleeping, blood pressure, acne, contraception, steroids, and even depression. All of these prescriptions can make you depressed, anxious, paranoid, and even suicidal. I’ve experienced this. I’ve done the research. Do it for your own enlightenment and you may be surprised.

I later found that the side effects were more likely with patients who used cocaine in the past. Hell, I was taking the prescription, and using too! …Complete insanity!

Initially I was miserably confused, feeling guilt, shame, and fear of God all at the same time.

Coincidentally, not one of my friends or family members, with maybe the exception of Lorenzo, came to my aid. Looking back on this now, it’s all so clear. I believe that my family knew, but none tried to help me. My so-called friends gossiped about my downfall.

But I had faith and prayed, and meditated my way through this trap. I began writing in 2001. Most of my initial poems were about this battle, that began over 20 years ago, and ended over 10 years ago. My writings, meditation, prayer, and lifestyle changes would become my first forms of therapy and steps toward significant progress, to getting to the root of my using drugs.

It may seem ironic to you, but I never considered myself an addict.

Continue reading “Terror On The Caregiver – Beyond The ‘Mess Age’ – No Shame In My Game – What About U? – Part 2 of 2”

Terror On The Caregiver – During The ‘Mess Age’ – My Mess Became My Message – Part 1 of 2

And I Have Zero Shame

I take great in pride in the humility with which I speak truth today!

I vowed to explain in detail the people that I trusted, mainly ‘in the name of Jesus’, who deceived, betrayed, lied, and benefited from me and my mother’s vulnerability and naivety. It will continue to be quite challenging to take this to task for I believe that I will end relationships with my testimonies.

I am already aware that many of my adversaries tell a different story, about the same scenarios, than I do. …A story to which I will not agree, simply, because their stories are untrue, and glamorize them.

I have an exceptionally good memory, and have maintained documents, journals and notes that support my claims. If I cannot back up what occurred in my posts, I simply do not state it. I needed this same brain to design system solutions for some of the largest corporations in the world.

I am very confident in my testimony, simply because it is mine, no one else’s. My story conveys what “I” see as my experience, and how “I” felt, through those experiences, as well as, the lessons “I” learned.

I cannot speak for anyone else’s version, but mine. It is me who aims to heal from getting this story out, therefore I must be truthful and I will. Hopefully this truth will heal others who have emotional uneasiness inside about the events that involved them.

I have taken great care in an attempt to pacify those who may be hurt by the blunt nature of my accounts, especially those who I feel caused me or my mother harm. I warned them that this testimony was coming. I’ve been warning them for ten years now.

I’ve changed names, and sometimes genders to keep them anonymous. I apologized to them, when feeling no real a need to. I extending to them, after my mother’s death. These things were all done to no avail, in the majority of cases.

Though they were expecting a book first from me on the subject, fate would provide me with a more permanent and accessible medium, blogging. Now that I have a blog, it facilitates unfolding stories whenever I feel the spirit to regurgitate them. The blog is a prelude to future projects, which will go even deeper, perhaps causing even more pain…and healing.

Again, it’s my hope that their pain is a prelude to reconciliation, as mine has and will continue to become. Surely, if any of my adversaries have a conscious, they may feel a bit of pain. It is not my intention to draw this out, but I must be truthful. …Honest, on my mother’s grave.

I must also be truthful about myself, good and bad, in that regard. I feel that I have done an honest job so far. Now, I will begin to take you through the messiest segment of my life.

In the title, I refer to this period as my ‘mess age’.

During this period I was broken and vulnerable on many levels, but I never lost hope, remained functional, but nonetheless made many bad choices, and fell into many traps.

Continue reading “Terror On The Caregiver – During The ‘Mess Age’ – My Mess Became My Message – Part 1 of 2”

Interview With Caregiver Friend, Lorenzo – His Caregiving Advice – “If You Can’t Love Don’t Do It”

Interview with Current Caregiver Lorenzo

Lorenzo is another friend, like Saia, that I sincerely admire. 

I’ve known Lorenzo for over 35 years.  We met while we attended San Francisco State University.  I came to his aid when I gave him my furnished apartment on Hayes Street, near City Hall.  I offered it to him at a time when he needed a place, and I needed to return home to show my family that I graduated from college.

Later, in early 2001, he would come to my aid after I was laid off, assisting in a move from San Francisco to Houston, Texas.

I assisted him and stood up him in Vienna, when he was escorted off of the train to Prague due to passport issues.  We were traveling with my sister Jackie, and her then ex-husband, who decided to proceed on a trip I sponsored, leaving me and Lorenzo in Vienna to fin for ourselves.  We became best friends that night.

Lorenzo has years of prior geriatric experience, having worked in several institutions, and community centers.  You could say that Lorenzo has experience in my caregiving for my mother.  I confided in him and spoke to him nearly every day during the 4+ year ordeal.  I had similar daily phone conversations with my sister-in-law Leona, as well, but she was disingenuous.

Lorenzo is, however, ‘the real deal’.  I am so blessed to have a friend like him. 

Though he lives in Bermuda, Lorenzo visited me in New Orleans, San Antonio, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Denver, to assist me, and my mother, however required, sometimes just for holiday.

Lorenzo is a ‘true blue’ friend. 

He is one of the few people who can vindicate my caregiving stories.  He was present, via phone, or in person as most of what I have yet to reveal occurred.  In the mid-2000’s I visited Lorenzo and his mother in Bermuda, with my mother.  Both our mothers were vibrant and strong then.

It is intelligent how life unfolds, as I reflect on how first I served as sole caregiver, taking him through my experience, almost in preparation for him serving as sole caregiver today. Continue reading “Interview With Caregiver Friend, Lorenzo – His Caregiving Advice – “If You Can’t Love Don’t Do It””

New Orleans Mood – “Yeah Chile, I Went By The Parade & By My Mama’s and N’em House, Back-a-town”

A Taste of New Orleans Culture

I am in a New Orleans mood today.  It is kind of difficult to explain, but I will try.

As I’ve mentioned, New Orleans is a very magical city.  In a way, it’s like The City of Oz.  There are casinos, cruises docking, live jazz in the streets, enticing aromas of Creole food, and boiled seafood, and anything you can imagine to indulge, but only if you do it in excess.

New Orleans has a bar on nearly every corner in certain neighborhoods.  They still call them barrooms.  As single person, those barrooms are a savior because nearly every day of the week, they feature food.  They may have fried chicken, red beans & rice, on Mondays, boiled crawfish (not crayfish) and crabs on Wednesday, and Fish Fry Fridays.  A single person doesn’t really have to prepare dinner, because there is always a barroom that serves free food with a drink.

New Orleans is one of the few cities that allows 3 and 4-for-1 drink specials.  When you purchase your first drink, additional plastic Dixie cups are placed top down on the bar for your next rounds.

New Orleans offers variety with excitement, ‘the best of’, in the most important categories:  Food, Drink, Music, Dance, Gambling, Festivities, and Charm.

On top of all of that, because of its extreme humidity, no one ever really dresses up, except during the Mardi Gras ball season.  You just come as you are.  That’s why it’s the ‘Big Easy’.

But if you are not careful and disciplined, this Land of Oz, or Sodom and Gomorrah, as Pentecostal Baptists would refer to it, can get you in a lot of trouble.  Continue reading “New Orleans Mood – “Yeah Chile, I Went By The Parade & By My Mama’s and N’em House, Back-a-town””

Terror On The Caregiver – I Should’ve Realized It Wasn’t Gonna Be ‘A Love Thang’

And Didn’t Consider My Siblings’ Personalities

This post picks up on the Terror on the Caregiver series. I familiarized you will my family’s, and New Orleans’ history to establish the setting for this story. Now, I want to introduce you to the members of my family, namely my siblings.

We all have strong personalities, and are fairly intelligent. But, in each of our personalities, mine included, there are elements that made our caregiving sibling rivalry more toxic than what seems normal.

There are other family members, friends, and extended relatives that played roles in how my caregiving terror unfolded. I will take care in defining these characters as the story develops further.

In about 1995 I became international. I had been living in Atlanta, Georgia with my sister Jackie and her husband for a year or so, prior to accepting a job as a systems analyst, with Turner Broadcast, CNN. Working on a Y2K international project, I was hired as part of the implementation team, and eventually moved to London to work in the first of one CNN locations of many around the world.

I had never travelled beyond London on this project, though, for I was hired away from Turner, by a software vendor, now known as Oracle. I loved London, but wanted to leave because I missed not having a home, and I miscalculated my salary, not realizing how the fluctuation between the British pound and US dollar would affect me.

When I accepted this offer, I was glad to get away from my sister Jackie and her husband. To their compliment they were very structured, organized and disciplined. They jogged, meditated, and even had fun, but only according to a schedule.

They were strict about what they ate, too much so, though. Nearly every night they ate pasta, with Prego sauce, nothing added. Prego sauce right out of the jar, was poured over warmed pasta, and heated in the microwave, with fresh veggies, plain from the frozen veggie bag.

Being from New Orleans, I wasn’t having that! We like hot sauce on pasta, and even on our eggs, potato salad, fish and meats. Jackie always seemed to want to distance herself from her New Orleans impoverished culture.

When I defiantly would try to cook my own meals, I would be criticized for dirtying up the kitchen, and how unhealthy the food was. I was not even allowed to put my ‘unhealthy foods’ in their refrigerator. The foods weren’t really unhealthy. It just was Jackie wanted me or anyone in the house to eat.

Jackie’s intentions may have been good, but she made me feel as though she was forcing me to get my life ‘straight’ like hers, and her metrosexual husband, who too seemed to be trying to find himself. She posted sticky notes all over their two-story home, letting me know what to do and not to, while they are away from the home. It drove me nuts living there.

Though Jackie wanted to show me how to be like her and her husband, the problem was that their lives showed me how I didn’t want to be.

Continue reading “Terror On The Caregiver – I Should’ve Realized It Wasn’t Gonna Be ‘A Love Thang’”

7 Days 7+ Quotes On Peacefulness – Without Faith – No Peace – Here Are The Keys To Peace

Many years ago, I recognized the importance of maintaining Peace of Mind, because my life has always been dynamic and intense, since birth.

Over 30 years ago I began a ‘deep dive’ into my own spirituality. This exploration was a personal one, whereby I sought to establish a relationship between me and God. I did not want the layer of religion and church in between us, though.

I respect religion and the church, but I put it in proper perspective, with regard to spirituality. I have found religions and churches can deviate from what should be their main focus to address many other priorities, such as tiding, fundraising, televangelism, and social media. Though these efforts may be well intentioned, they impeded the closeness that I wanted to have with the God of my understanding.

Furthermore, I wanted to shape the image of the God of my understanding. God bestowed me with free will. I wanted to use this blessing to see God as I wanted to.

I remember, in early 2000, when an exercise that Minister Rev. Barry Vennard, of Unity Church, asked participants to do, in a Unity spiritual workshop. This exercise still sticks with me today.

Minister Vennard asked all participants to close their eyes and imagine God as they would like him to be. He asked that we imagine how he would be towards us? Would he judge us? How would he treat us when we made mistakes? What would he say about our pain, mistakes, defeats, and victories? How would he encourage us through our trials? …And so on and so forth.

Continue reading “7 Days 7+ Quotes On Peacefulness – Without Faith – No Peace – Here Are The Keys To Peace”

Benefits Of The Lightbulb In The Sky – Don’t Throw Shade – Let It Shine

The Sun Is Good For You & All Living Things

I have always known that the sun is good for me.

Living in New Orleans, as I child, I don’t remember my mother ever warning me to stay out of the sun, maybe drink water, and don’t overheat.

Nor, did she put sunscreen all over my body, as mothers do today.

Interestingly, there wasn’t much talk about skin cancer, or the sun causing it, in those days.

I never believed the hype being propagated about the sun for one simple fact. The sun sustains all life. We would not be able to survive without the sun. Life would not have begun had the sun not penetrated through the oceans, turning organisms to plants and marine life, and so on.

In the past, the sun was regarded as a divine power, and was equated to God.

Nowadays, the sun seems to be regarded as our enemy. I, however, still believe that the sun is divine. I hope that I can convince you, if you’re not already convinced.

Please read our medical disclaimer – Not all alternative treatments work for those who do not believe that they will.

I make it a point to get sunlight every day.

I usually take a stroll through Washington Park, in Denver, Colorado, USA, to take in the sun, the oxygen from trees, and the beauty of the flowers in the colonial gardens.

wash park

While walking, I pray, and usually stop to sit under a tree to meditate, then to get writing inspirations. Trees inspire me. I’ve written several poems on trees.

Soaking in the sun is a very creative, healing, and spiritual experience for me. After taking these excursions, I instantly feel rejuvenated in body, mind, and spirit. When I get home and look in the mirror, my skin glows in health and vibrancy.


Of course, here in Colorado, we are thousands of feet above sea level, as high as 14,000 feet. I am no scientist, but I do wonder if being closer to the sun is better than getting sun from low elevations.

From Colorado Base and Elevation Maps – Netstate.Com

  • At a mean elevation of 6,800 feet above sea level, Colorado has the highest mean altitude of the 50 states.
  • Colorado’s low point, 3,315 feet above sea level at the Arikaree River in Yuma County, is the highest low point in the nation and is higher than 18 state high points.
  • The highest point in Colorado, Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet above sea level in Lake County, is also the highest point in the Rocky Mountains and the second highest point in the Continental United States. It’s located in the Sawatch Range in the western-central part of the state about 20 miles east of Aspen.

Continue reading “Benefits Of The Lightbulb In The Sky – Don’t Throw Shade – Let It Shine”

The Truth Can Cause Pain – But The Healing Afterwards Makes One Stronger

Tell The Truth But Try Not To Hurt Anyone

32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32 (KJV)

Continuing the Terror on the Caregiver posts requires as much, if not more research than the other posts.  Reviewing old files, pictures, videos, and other documents is exhausting and it’s painful.  It’s not quite like I reliving the pain, but it still hurts.

But I see the story cleaner when I look it over laid out as files.  I looked at my IRS earning statements from 1975 to 2010 today.  I earned $ 261 in all of 1975, when I was 15 years old.  That’s what was reported, though, because I used to work at a neighborhood grocery store, and had a newspaper route with my brother, Earl.  I was a hard worker at an early age.

For nearly the next 10 years, I earned less than $ 18,000, in total!  I was in college then and lived off of financial aid.  The earnings statement chronicled my life.

Reviewing them made it clear why I was in such a whirlwind in the 1990’s to mid-2000.  I made over $ 2 million during that period.  I didn’t even realize it, until I did research.  Seeing the income juxtaposed with the earnings year correlated appropriately to events that occurred then.

For instance, my mother and I did most of our international travel in the late 1990’s to the early 2000’s.  In 1996 I made my first six figure income, and made nearly $ 1 million over the next 5 years.  I was obviously sharing the wealth and opulence with my mother, and with my family, as well as, with my friends.

To date I’ve accumulated over 1000 files that I renamed by date and subject, that organizes every event, email, flight, hospital visit, job, tax return, photo, video, official document, legal document, and to-do list, when sorted in Windows File Explorer.  It took me months to read, rename, and organize these files by date.  I am adding new files still today.

Reviewing my life in this way, especially the time that I cared for my mother, remains quite emotional.  When I last went down this road, last week, it brought me to tears.  After the tears dried, I felt better.

So, I know the process of writing to close this chapter of my life is working.

But, it also means that I have many more painful roads to travel down, and many more tears to cry, provided that I remain truthful. Continue reading “The Truth Can Cause Pain – But The Healing Afterwards Makes One Stronger”

Gee, I Love Ghee, I Think You’ll Agree

Benefits of Using Ghee – Detriments of Commonly Used Cooking Oils

I just finished my first jar of ghee and I am in love with it!

I was aware of ghee because I have several Indian friends who have mentioned it to me, but I had never tried it. I have also been shopping at international super markets for years, and have seen ghee there several times. I really never thought to try ghee because I assumed that it was only for Indian dishes.

As much as I love to cook, and I love Indian food, by no stretch of the imagination would I ever try to cook Indian food. Preparing Indian is a labor of love.

From what I have gathered, is like an art form. After watching one of the videos below, I believe that preparing Indian meals is also spiritual.

When I found out that preparing an Indian meal is like preparing two are three meals, I knew that I would never do that much work. But, I would surely eat it.

A former boss used to share Indian dishes with me at lunchtime that his mother prepared, when she visited the States. The dishes were exquisite! The verifying factor was that it was all vegetarian, and I did not miss having meat a bit.

Also, not all of the food was served hot; some items were eaten cold. They were equally as delicious! There aren’t too many American dishes that I enjoy which are meatless, and cold, that I enjoy as much as I do with Indian food.

Preparing Indian food is a very methodical and loving process. The first recipe that you must prepare are the spices. Yes, that’s right. The spices are usually grinded, roasted, and blended prior to cooking.

I will never be qualified to perform this step well. I know from preparing Louisiana Creole food, I can’t explain to anyone the spice combinations or quantities, when asked. I just know it; it’s intuitive.

I am sure that the same applies to Indian food. The spice combinations seem to be passed down from generations. I know Indian friends who prepare huge meals, especially when their mother or grandmother visits. I’m assuming that the elders know the old traditional way of cooking better than the younger generation.

The second recipe would have to be preparing the Indian pickles and chutneys. In my opinion, you cannot enjoy an Indian meal, without a good pickle, or chutney, or both. My favorites are mango chutney, garlic chutney, and Avakaya pickle. …Along with a huge stack of poppadom…the spicy kind. Yes!

Continue reading “Gee, I Love Ghee, I Think You’ll Agree”

Karma Is Not An Eye-For-An-Eye Girl, She’s Considerate, and Much Deeper Than That

The Spiritual Law of Karma

I believe in Karma. 

“I see the law of Karma the way I look at banking.  I make as many deposits as possible, and few withdrawals from the Karmic Bank.  Eventually, my balance increases, and I’m paid with dividends and interest.” – Kevy Michaels

I choose to believe in it because this belief steers my life’s journey in a divine direction. 

It reminds me that there is an effect to every cause, consequences to every action. 

Without this God-driven gauge, in some variation, I would always do whatever my egos tell me to, without regard.  Navigating towards divine wisdom is not a good job for my ego. 

I explained how I found a better job for my ego, in the post Unemployment’s Low! – Even My Ego Has A Job Now!  

The law of Karma is a better navigator for my life because Karma is driven by my soul, which naturally gravitates toward divine spirit.  The links and videos will explain this statement below.

For now, try to embrace the concept of Karma is being a divinely guided mechanism that corrects our lives.

Many people believe in Karma, but most don’t fully understand the concept, like me, until I did an analysis of this spiritual law, using various sources for guidance. 

I will attempt to present nuanced differences in how most people generally regard Karma, and what I found, and believe to be true today, after having done my analysis on the topic.  I’ve provided a good bit of links for you to dig deeper. Continue reading “Karma Is Not An Eye-For-An-Eye Girl, She’s Considerate, and Much Deeper Than That”

Kevy Saw The Light On Forgiving & Forgetting – He Shares It – Along With International Praise Music

A Late Epiphany On Forgetting Just Hit Me!

I put many hours into preparing my posts. 

Even before writing a word, I review, read, and watch presentations on each subject to filter out anything that may be offensive or misleading.

For example, in this post, I present praise music from around the world.  It includes Nepali music, as well as, African, Spanish, Indian, American, Middle Eastern, Jamaican Cameroon music, and more.  I have to attempt to translate languages that I don’t really understand, just to ensure that none of my followers are confused or offended by what I post.

I do the same on informational posts.  I review volumes of posts and videos, and only select a few that make the cut for publishing.  With regard to my life stories, I even research that, maintaining a reference library and a chronologic list of events, including ancestor’s births and deaths, and marriages dating back to the 1800’s up to 2018, as well as, other events referenced in hardcopy documents.

The point is that I spend hours behind the scene preparing the best that I can for you.  ….For any visitor who is receptive.  The hours are intensive, though.  I awake in the wee hours of the morning to have posts published by the time you rise.  That does not always work out because visitors to the blog span over 40 countries.  I am grateful for the response I’m experiences.  …Had to say that.

I work hard to churn out new content, nearly every day.  As of yesterday, it was the 8-week anniversary of creating the blog.

Counting this post, prior ones and site pages, I have posted over 100 articles in 8 weeks!  I can’t believe that my one-man operation has been so productive.  I have been working my butt off, as evidenced by the typos that I miss, for which I apologize.

The blog is a labor of love.

I get rewarded for this endeavor with increased knowledge.  Reviewing so many different points of view, relating them to my life, and finding complimentary songs or poetry, is making me wiser.  I am gaining new information on health, culture, history, and spirituality every single day that I write a post.  I have found that prior to the research, I had been believing in myths, in many areas.

It’s almost like I am in school!

There isn’t a post that I’ve created that doesn’t teach me something.  And, the joy of ‘a lightbulb going off’, is better than receiving silver or gold!

Today I received such a gift of understanding.  ‘A lightbulb went off’, after I wrote and published the Scripture Does Not Put Forgiving With Forgetting post.  Continue reading “Kevy Saw The Light On Forgiving & Forgetting – He Shares It – Along With International Praise Music”

Scripture Does Not Put Forgiving With Forgetting – Kevy Can’t Forget – He Needs Your Suggestions Please!

Forgiving Is Easy – Forgetting’s The Hard Part

I stayed up all night last night, just to research and write this post for my followers.

I did so because the internal turmoil that Forgiving & Forgetting has caused me for years, flares up from time to time. I couldn’t sleep until I expressed my sentiments in this post.

The Forgiving part has been easy for me. I have forgiven myself, and my adversaries. I have accepted that the past cannot be changed, and with regard to them, “they are what they are”.

The forgetting part is never-ending, though. I thought that the two are supposed to work together, but now question that theory.

I just can’t shake the deep pain caused by family, friends, and those close to me. My pain flare-up kept me up all night.

Let me put things in perspective quickly, so that you understand why it is so painful and difficult for me. I have a lot to try to erase.

Here are some of the persecutory actions taken against me back-to-back and simultaneously over about a 10 year period, by several people (namely friends and family) closest to me:

  • Manipulated for money, tens of thousands, and told ‘See Ya’
  • Verbally abused by others, under chemical or Satan’s influence
  • Property and Financial destruction
  • Unwarranted surveillance and investigations
  • Reputation destruction via lies and deceit
  • Snooping, Spying, and Stalked like a fugitive by Judases
  • Emotionally diminished through scapegoating
  • Abandoned when sick and broken
  • Attempted murder, actual robbery, and physical violence against me multiple times
  • Drugged and taken advantage of
  • Accused of kidnapping, but exonerated
  • Fake and non-certifiable Psychological profiles created to undermine me and for strategic legal reasons, but later ordered to be destroyed
  • Staged incidents involving the New Orleans police department to make me appear as a physical threat and unstable
  • Incitement of new stress-related chronic illnesses (I’m still managing this)
  • Lies, Deceit, and Fraud against me and my mother
  • Mobbing – Ganging up against me, on a foundation of lies
  • Deception By those with religious prowess
  • Deception by government and agency officials, as a favor for my assailant’s narrative
  • Investigated by Texas and Louisiana agencies for elder abuse and kidnapping, but later exonerated
  • Computer hacks, destroying important files and documents
  • Jealousy Enacted
  • Demeaned, belittled, humiliated, and disrespected unfairly
  • Abused by those who I unconditionally helped prosper, and when in need
  • Tricked when I was low and vulnerable
  • Shunned and excommunicated
  • Rumors and Gossip
  • Driven to bankruptcy – Loss of everything

My dear friends, I am hurting from all of this, and I have yet to present the details to you!

Even though I have forgiven my assailants, and am attempting to rebuild relationships and trust with some, I still feel the pain, especially coupled with the grief of my mother’s death.

Continue reading “Scripture Does Not Put Forgiving With Forgetting – Kevy Can’t Forget – He Needs Your Suggestions Please!”

A Big Shout Out To Your Mind – With Wisdom, Word, Video & Songs – Free Your Mind Now!

You Are The Captain Of Your Mind & Thoughts

Dear friends, I have a big revelation to share: We solely own the controls to our minds.

Since God granted us free will, no one but God can take it away from us. This is only true, if we don’t allow others to. Most people, though, are walking around on autopilot, and allow their surroundings to control their minds. They allow external factors to overpower what God bestowed in us all. That’s crazy, but that’s what we do.

We allow Religion, Politics, Finances, Materialism, Relationships, Health, and Family to control our minds. None of them has the right to! …Only we do!

In the post, Don’t Want Him On Your Back! Don’t Pet Him, I used an example of a cute monkey distracting a person, and therefore being left to him to carry on his back. This is just what the forces that want to control our minds do too. They recognize that the most powerful tool we have is our mind. They recognize that it is with the mind that we serve God. That’s why so many distractions are after our minds, for control.

Furthermore, they are after the mind so that we are unaware of how powerful we truly are.

This is used in politics extensively today. ‘The people’ have the ultimate power over society. ‘The people’ are ‘the government’. But, spin and fake news distracts us from believing and acting on this, and therefore change comes slowly or never comes at all.

God granted us the freedom to live life however we want to, and no one can take that away, by changing our thoughts and imprisoning us mentally, but us.

Continue reading “A Big Shout Out To Your Mind – With Wisdom, Word, Video & Songs – Free Your Mind Now!”

Salute To Saia! – My Dear Friend Mastered The 12 Steps! – He Says, ‘Nada Cambia Si Nada Cambia’

‘Nada cambia si nada cambia’, ‘Nothing Changes, If Nothing Changes’ – AA Saying

I have made mention of a dear friend, Saia, in previous posts. Saia was my partner, business partner, and friend. He still is. We support each other and have for about 10 years, on our individual journeys.

Saia now lives in San Jose, Costa Rica. I live in Denver, Colorado. But, years ago, in San Antonio, Texas, we began a very successful journey to start our lives anew.

In the early 2000’s I met Saia in Costa Rica, while on vacation. We kept in touch and knew that we both were broken at the time. This is what bound us to each other because we did not judge each other’s brokenness.

But what was a greater force between me and Saia, was our desire to improve our lives.

My issues were similar to his, but not exact. My spiritual journey, with God, as I understood him, was similar to Saia’s but different. These differences did not deter us from pursuing our individual quests for freedom. He, choosing the way he felt most comfortable to him, and me choosing my method.

I did not see my challenges with drugs as serious as his with alcohol. I could not admit that I was an addict because I never felt that I was. I was a functional, a social user, who was certainly headed for addiction if I had not made quick changes. He may have seen me as an addict, but I am not sure.

I didn’t consider myself as an addict when I used drugs, namely because I never received enjoyment from them. In fact, when I used them, I hated them. I repeated the dreaded behavior due to accessibility and being surrounded by unhealthy triggers. AA taught me what triggers were.

I used drugs at a time when I was simultaneously being spiritually transformed. Back then, every time I used drugs, I felt extreme guilt and paranoia about my actions, to the degree that I could not enjoy them or anyone around me. Drugs often paralyzed me, due to this mental versus spiritual dilemma. It paralyzed me enough to lead me to ultimately stop.

As I worked my method though, I was able to be instrumental in Saia’s life, leading him to the first step towards recovery. I took him to enter in a program, and went to meetings with him, as a friend who care about him. I supported him, as I do today, through the recovery process.

During this period I wrote a lot of supportive recovery-themed songs and poems that I shared with Saia.

We would eventually share the songs and poems with others in recovery centers, at churches, senior centers, and wherever we were welcomed. One of our most favorite songs was One Step. See below.

Little did Saia know, that while attending AA meetings with him, I actually embraced and lived by some of the AA principles. I still do today!

Continue reading “Salute To Saia! – My Dear Friend Mastered The 12 Steps! – He Says, ‘Nada Cambia Si Nada Cambia’”

7 Days 7+ Quotes – Courage – Morgan Freeman Says It’s The Key To Life Itself

Adding Courage to Your Vision Is Like Adding Water to Concrete Mix

Courage is not just plunging in when you don’t know the way, it is plunging in and being okay with not knowing the way.” – Kevy Michaels

Courage is like water. It brings alive almost anything to which it is added. It takes courage to accomplish almost anything, except stagnation, and complacency.

It was easy to find information, videos, articles, and testimonies on courage. The internet is loaded with opinions about courage. It was a bit more challenging to filter through to identify the common themes in each of the various sources.

I use this technique with nearly all research and it helps me to cover what is true and what isn’t. After initiating my research with known reputable sources, I challenge the opinion with other opinions, from other sources. Usually, those sources which are consistent with the reputable ones are the ones most likely to be true.

Tonight I performed this exercise and found several consistencies, which based on my life story, appear to be true.

I agree with each of the summarized findings listed below, as it relates to courage.

Here are Pearls of wisdom on Courage:

  • Courage is the key to life itself. Without courage we become stagnant and our dreams fail to ever launch.
  • Admit to your fears with regard to your goal. Success does not mean you have no fear. Courage requires fear.
  • Courage is not letting fears stop you from proceeding.
  • End the end, through courage, we will find that our fears were an illusion.
  • Courage is the foundation – gives you something to build on. Without courage, you will not be able to build anything.
  • Life is full of opportunity. Some ignore or don’t see them. It takes courage to see opportunities before they manifest, and do something about it.
  • The reason that fear is requisite to courage is that it is fear that becomes transformed to progress. Without fear, they would be no progress.
  • Courage is when your actions take on a life of their own, that many may not understand.
  • Courage is believing so strongly in your ability that you welcome discomfort today, just to take advantage of its opportunity, tomorrow.
  • Courage also requires having a vision or goal that usually starts out as a whisper then turns into a roar in our heart. That’s God placing the vision inside of us, giving us an option to be brave.

Continue reading “7 Days 7+ Quotes – Courage – Morgan Freeman Says It’s The Key To Life Itself”

Terror On The Caregiver – I’ve Laid Breadcrumbs – Now You Can Follow The Path

Terror On The Caregiver – Time To Recap

Like Hansel in the story Hansel and Gretel, I’ve laid breadcrumbs on the path of my history, for you to understand better.

 In this 1812 classic fairytale, Hansel, traveling with his sister Gretel, drops breadcrumbs on their path, after being kicked out of their home, by their stepmother, and captured by a wicked witch, as part of his attempted strategy to return home.  The breadcrumbs mapped their path to return to their father’s home.

Moral messages were the cornerstone of all classic fairytales.  The moral of this story is interestingly appropriate to use as an analogy:

Throughout Hansel and Gretel, the moral of the story is don’t trust strangers and don’t disobey your parents. The witch in the story tries to lure the children into her home – “Do come in and stay with me. No harm shall happen to you.”

Please review a post reviewing the original fairytale’s morals, as compared to the Hollywood movie’s morals, if it interests you.

I described my story to followers like Hansel & Gretel dropped breadcrumbs and pebbles to map their way.  I provided tidbits of details on my story so that you could appreciate the path that led me into my caregiving terror.

I briefly explained the history of New Orleans, my family’s history, the crab trap within crab traps perspective of living in New Orleans, and its black caste system.

I touched on my successes, failures, and mistakes, while hopefully making my intentions clear to all readers.  I established that I am a soldier and have endured through battles, by communion with God, when it seemed no one was there for me or my mother.

I scratched the surface of the close bond that I and my mother had, implying that it was deepened by my father’s suicide when I was only 8 months old.  Continue reading “Terror On The Caregiver – I’ve Laid Breadcrumbs – Now You Can Follow The Path”

I Understand How Coconut Feels – Upstaged by Coconut Water, Oil, & Milk – His Own Family!

The Blessings of Coconut Water, Milk, & Oil

It is so unfair what was allowed to happen to Coconut.

It used to be famous back in the 70’s, even having a pop song on the charts in its honor, Put The Lime In The Coconut.

Put The Lime In The Coconut – Harry Nilsson – 182,570 views – Ela lopez dos – Published on Apr 27, 2014

Even the Muppets paid tribute to Coconuts, but no longer today. It could be argued that ‘The Lime’ too upstaged the poor Coconut.

Here’s my tribute to the Coconut who must feel broken by the betrayal of Coconut Water, Oil, and Milk.

The Coconut Song – (Da Coconut Nut) – 49,966,511 views – Jeff Lau – Published on Sep 15, 2010

It was upstaged by Coconut Water, Coconut Milk, and Coconut Oil. Nobody seems to show love to just plain Coconut anymore. Coconut was done in by his own family too!

The same thing happened to beef, with turkey.

First there was only turkey for Thanksgiving Day. Then turkey came out as sausage, bacon, steaks, and burgers.

I would say, “Turkey, why don’t you just be yourself?” Beef too was upstaged, just like Coconut.

Enough joking for now.

I have a great deal of material to cover on the benefits of Coconut Water, Milk, and Oil.

As with me, you may be aware of some of its many wonderful health benefits. But I was surprised as I researched to find many additional benefits to which I was not aware.

In Sanskrit, coconuts are called “kalpa vriksha,” which means “tree which gives all that is necessary for living.

You will see from the videos and benefits listed below, that Coconuts are another one of God’s gifts to us.

Continue reading “I Understand How Coconut Feels – Upstaged by Coconut Water, Oil, & Milk – His Own Family!”

Kevy Beg No One! – Except God – Gospel Music Shows You How

I can be so soft-hearted at times. I just reviewed the list of gospel videos that I provide below, and it brought me to tears. These are videos of songs that helped me through trials.

I learned years ago that when I am unable to pray, or just don’t know what to ask God, I listen to praise and worship songs for guidance. With certainty, I can rest assured that a song or two will express the exact sentiment that I want express and need to hear, at that time.

It is with confidence that I am sure that someone will appreciate at least one of these songs.

I was brought to tears because each of the songs passionately ask God for help. I’ve done so numerous times. I ask Him for help every day. I express gratitude to Him every day too.

The songs were touching because these are the very songs that I listened to when I felt that I was at my lowest point. …When I was at a point where I felt that there was no one there for me, but God.

My tears were bittersweet, though. Rarely do I cry tears purely of sadness. My tears today were tears of pain and of joy.

“I promise you… nobody cares about your business except for you. Nobody.” – Arvind Gupta
The pain was from remembering the feelings of rejection. Maybe they were more tears of irrelevance. At many times through my health, emotional, and financial trials, my family and friends were idle. They ignored my pleas, wanted me to beg harder, or just wanted regular updates of what was going on, disguised in, ‘God put you on my heart today, so I said I had better give you a call.”

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My Apologies If This Post Gets You All Mixed Up

Weekend Mixed Music

The weekend is here, hooray!

For many this is a time to relax; for others, it is a time to check items off of their never-ending ‘to do’ list.

I say that it is a time to celebrate!  You’ve made impressive accomplishments every day this week, including today.  You should be proud, grateful, and thankful.  Celebrate it as an example to yourself, others, and for God.

You’ve made it through the week and the accomplishments behind you to prove it.  There may have been a day this week that you did not want to show.  But you did anyway, making it over the hump of the camel’s back on Wednesday.  Now you are at this week’s finish line.  You should not be bashful when accentuating your success in catapulting you through the week.

Celebrate you, whether alone or with others. 

It’s time for a victory party!  …A personal one, or with friends, family, or coworkers.  Acknowledging your accomplishments this week, will make going another round next week easier.  It is the contrast between work and play, effort and success, and diligence and relaxation that lifts ones vibrations to accomplish again.  Continue reading “My Apologies If This Post Gets You All Mixed Up”

Poetrimony – Oops, I Plain Forgot That I Write Poetry!

Reconciling Creativity

I’m not sure if you realize how much work goes into my blog posts. 

My fellow bloggers may understand.  I can spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 6 hours on one post, including performing the necessary research.

Keeping my blog-spot fresh and active takes lots of work.  It has pulled me away from poetry.

My poetry tends to be spontaneous.  I write about what comes to mind, on any given day.

Since emotions and spirit constant change, I have been able to poetically express nearly every sentiment I’ve had.  This is helpful for blog posts, because almost any topic I select, I can usually find a corresponding poem that I’ve written.

But, the blog has made it challenging to be loyal to creating new poems, though I have created a few. Continue reading “Poetrimony – Oops, I Plain Forgot That I Write Poetry!”

Music To Wash Your Clothes and Your Brain To

Here is a collection of songs and videos that I sometimes use to clear my mind, usually first thing in the morning to begin my day on a good note.

As I mentioned, I am very protective of what I allow into my psyche.

These songs, I assure you, are psyche-safe.  Some are old, a few are new.  They cover various genres, but I have an affinity to reggae, so it is well represented.

I like Reggae music, particularly Roots and Culture songs, because they convey spiritual, peaceful, and loving messages.  Also, Reggae music is timeless.

I also love 70’s rock, Gospel, African, Middle Eastern, Country, Rock, and selective rap.  I will feature more of those genres in future posts.

This selection is varied enough that everyone should at least find one song (or more) that cleanses their  day.

‘Here me now’ we need to work at maintaining strength and clarity in today’s times.  

I believe that new era prophets will use music, poetry, rhyme, and creativity to combat human disregard and destruction. 

Bob Marley says in the song Trench Town, “We’ll free the people with music.”

These songs inspire me.  I hope you find at least one that inspires you.

Kevy Continue reading “Music To Wash Your Clothes and Your Brain To”

Featured Blogger – Abdul Gani – Abdul’s Death 

I am always excited when fellow bloggers and followers agree to re-post on my blog. 
It validates that my sincerest expressed feelings resonate with others.  It also gives me an opportunity to gain additional wisdom, from my, or from different perspectives. 
As they say, you are never too old to learn.  I say, you are never to young to know, as well.  Everyone has news to share. 
I see that in the near future “real people” will return to relying on wisdom of ages, passed down by the ‘common man’, as our reliable source of Truth.  We have moved away from ancestral wisdom, and have been deceived by media and its cohorts.  Mainstream media and corrupt religions will continue to stand, but namely for those who are lost, and want to keep searching in the wrong places, until they are found.  Those ‘in the know’, will get information from trusted sources, who are closer to them.  Sources they know.
In the case of Abdul Gani, he provides additional dimensions of wisdom, creativity, and spirituality, which I openly welcome.  Abdul is younger, Muslim, and quite talented; I am much older, Christian, and finding myself, in spirit.

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‘Brain Washed’ Myself – Now Today Is Amazingly Beautiful! – Join Me – Brain Wash Yourself Too!

“Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become.” –

In the wiser years of my life, I am most attentive to what information I believe and what I do not believe. …What I take in, and I cast out.

In addition to having worked for CNN, I have been deceived through religion, law enforcement, employers, doctors, friends, and family. We all have. Reflection, prayer, and meditations revealed that I had to get wiser! Then I discovered that God gave me the right to believe whatever I choose to.

I had to become very proudly opinionated as an alert to let others know that I will not allow anyone to control my psyche. It is my God-given right to choose to see the world as I desire, not as I am told, or brainwashed to believe.

We have the ultimate power to control our individual destinies, and the direction of our entire civilization. Together and alone, we are quite powerful. But, our power starts in our minds, not outside of it.

This is why distortion tactics run rampant today. Those who wish to maintain control over masses of people, namely to feed greed and power appetites, realize that our minds are quite powerful. They don’t want us to know just how powerful we really are.

In our minds, we can choose to see black, as white, darkness as light, and love, never giving power to hate. It is important to use this ability for most of our fears and hopelessness exist in our minds, and in our minds alone. Furthermore, what frightens us generally does exist in our minds today, but rather in the future or in a past. In the present moment, in this very second, there is nothing to fear.

We must focus on those seconds where no threat is really there, and turn those seconds into minutes, hours, days, years, and lifetimes. When we place too much focus on the past or the future, thrown off by its uncertainty, we are more likely to accept someone else’s truth, or ones that our egos conjure up, because ‘nobody really knows’, and we need something to go by. But, remember that, Nobody Knows!

“A handful of us determine what will be on the evening news broadcasts, or, for that matter, in the New York Times or Washington Post or Wall Street Journal…. Indeed it is a handful of us with this awesome power….And those [news stories] available to us already have been culled and re-culled by persons far outside our control.” – Walter Cronkite

So, don’t get your panties all in a bunch, over something about which No One has a clue. There is probability that the future could have blessings in store for you, just as the probability that there isn’t. I say, believe in the former, not the latter, just because it’s your God-given right to.

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I Hope That You Cry When You Read This Post – Because Crying Is Healthy

“If I cry, it’s because I’m very angry and I can’t do anything about it because I’ve run into a dead end. That’s when the tears would come down.” – Rihanna

Babies are smarter than we think. They have not been inhibited by ‘the world’ and are more in touch with their God-given emotions than we are. Generally speaking, society on the other hand, is not as smart as babies are. Society views crying as weak. Most people shun it. This is especially true for men.

As they say, Real Men Don’t Cry’. You may follow that adage if you want to, but I think that it is pure bullshit. Crying is healthy. Take it from someone who has cried rivers as wide as the Mississippi River.

Today, I freely cry whenever I want to. I find that since becoming closer to God, I cry even more. Unlike yesterday, I cry more out of joy, than out of pain. But, I also allow myself to cry when in pain. I do it because I know that letting it out just feels better. And, research has revealed that crying is a healthy thing to do.

A key requisite to crying is surrender. You must surrender, whether in public or private, to cry, especially in painful instances. Surrendering happens to be the gateway to God. Crying is a spiritual act.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” – Revelation 21:4

We should have figured this out a long time ago, though. Think about it. Crying is our natural emotional reaction. There are few natural reactions that I know of that are not good for us. Crying is the body and mind’s reaction to internal or external stimuli, that is as cleansing just as eliminating waste.

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When You Are Gone What Will You Be Remembered For? – What Will Be Your Legacy? – It Really Should Matter

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” – Taylor Swift

I have had an industrious life! This is especially apparent when I consider my humble beginning and that which I have endured through. I have traveled internationally, with ‘my favorite girl in the world’, my mother. I have given up my heart, time, and money to many people, some of which who abused my generosity. Every day I focus on the future, using the past as a gauge to strategize what’s important next in my life. I have no regrets. That’s because over 10 years ago, I decided that creating my legacy was a high priority in my life. I do give importance to how I am remembered.

New Orleans generally tends to be kind when honoring those who have passed on, sometimes with jazz funerals, even today! This surely influenced the importance of legacy in my life.

New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band – New Orleans style funeral procession – 187,616 views – Laurie-Anne Collins – Published on Jun 2, 2012

New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band – New Orleans style funeral procession

It’s almost comical how my family reacted when I revealed to them that legacy was important to me. At the time I was caring for my mother, and my sister in Atlanta ridiculed me for using legacy as my basis for serving and serving my mother so meticulously. Well, in this case, and now, creating my legacy is not a diabolical plot. Leaving a legacy of my eldercare experience is intended to be helpful to others, particularly my sibling’s children. But, think about it, doing anything that’s ‘good’ as part of a legacy is not a bad thing. That’s because a person’s legacy reveals their purpose, and how they want to be admired.

“What is clear is that we human beings need to have our lives witnessed, Viktor Frankl wrote “the only thing worse than suffering is suffering that goes unwitnessed.” Frankl, 1955/1986

Continue reading “When You Are Gone What Will You Be Remembered For? – What Will Be Your Legacy? – It Really Should Matter”

In This Corner, Juicing, In the Other, Smoothies – And the Champ Is…

I have been juicing and blending fruit and vegetables for at least 15 years now.  I do both actively, but prefer juicing.  I like to drink freshly prepared juices especially when I am fighting a minor illness or when detoxing, which is always, since our environment and food supply is full of toxins.

I regularly ask Whole Food Markets customers, who are “strictly organic” to consider a regiment for detoxing, daily, monthly and quarterly.  Many who go “strictly organic” do not detox, seeming to imply that being “strictly organic” alleviates this need.  This is illusion, in my opinion.  It is much better to eat organic, when it matters.  Refer to the 2018 Dirty Dozen List to determine when it matters.  And, it is wiser to compliment health food choices, with detoxing.  Juicing (and drinking plenty of distilled water) is a great regiment for detoxing.

I also meet many people who sing the praises of juicing, or blending.  Most people choose one over the other.  Most that I’ve met, prefer smoothies over juices.  They state obvious pros for smoothies, and cons for juicing, but leave out many pertinent facts, when making this comparison.

I liken drinking fresh juices to drinking medicine, because it goes into the blood stream within minutes, not requiring digestion.  Think about drinking a cocktail.  After a few minutes you feel it, because the alcohol goes into your bloodstream rather quickly.  The same happens with juices, but not with smoothies.

Smoothies takes hours to digest, namely due to the pulp and fiber content.  Inclusion of the pulp and fiber content is a big plus for blending because fiber mitigates sugar spikes, and it is feeds friendly digestive bacteria.  But, concentrated fiber from smoothies can also ferment in your body causing digestive issues.

Juicing emulates our own digestion, extracting the liquid nutrients that the body needs.  The best way that the body can get nutrition is in liquid from.  Smoothies, on the other hand emulates chewing.  Blending essentially chews our foods for us, but they still must go through the digestive process.  Once completing the digestion process, the liquid nutrients enter our bloodstream, but much later.

Over the years, I resort more to juicing than to blending.  Juicing is more commonly recommended in most sophisticated alternative chronic illness regiments.  It is rare that such regiments recommend blending.  These regiments recognize that juicing has more nutrition, and works faster, and they compensate for the absence of fiber with a good fiber and nutrition diet, in addition to juicing.  These regiments, such as the Gerson Therapy, that has healed many patients of cancer, are a complete regiment, not only recommending a good drink to have in the morning.  They recommend meals which are complimentary to other protocols.

I also combine juicing and blending, by saving the pulp from juicing and adding it to smoothies.  In the smoothies, instead of adding water or ice, I add juices that I freshly prepared.

Both methods, juicing and blending work.  There is no compelling reason to select or stick to just one approach.  The decision of which one you prefer is a personal one, relative to your health status and time. Continue reading “In This Corner, Juicing, In the Other, Smoothies – And the Champ Is…”

This Beat Will Vibrate Your Heart & Make You Happy – African Music To Get You Going!

I’ve learned from living in New Orleans, that where there is wretched poverty in a community, these harsh conditions inspire some of the most creative art.  If it had not been for New Orleans being as poor as it is today, and having a history as a major slave port, we would not have created our own style of language, dance, music, and cuisine.  I know this from living in this socioeconomically stifling city that incubated one of the richest cultures in the world.

This principle does not only apply to those of African descent.  It applies to most impoverished communities around the world.

South Africa, particularly Capetown is a prime example of this belief.  Even under Apartheid, its people produced beautiful carvings, batiks, and beaded craftsmanship & artistry.  I was told by a local that what Westerners regard as tribes, are actually groups of family and extended family, who specialize in one of these crafts.  My home is decorated with many of the items that I purchased when I was there in the early 2000’s.  I traveled alone and therefore had time to enjoy the visit slowly.

South Africans regard, Capetown as the most beautiful city in the world.  It truly is!  The people are kind and united, surprisingly blacks and whites get along fine.  CNN and other news outlets would have you thinking differently.  Tensions in South Africa are between rich and poor, not due to racial issues.

Capetown also offers great food, including all kinds of wild game.  I tried ostrich, and rode on an ostrich, far enough to get a photo taken.  I visited and partook in the wineries, tours, beaches, and private parties given for me by locals who I met.

I remember when I visited Cape Point, on the continent’s southernmost tip.  Looking at where the Indian Ocean kisses the Atlantic Ocean, confirmed that God is real!  To be so high in the mountains, and clouds, and to imagine that the same oceans spanned so far away.  Experiencing the geographical beauty of Capetown was a spiritual experience.

I brought extra copies of Deepak Chopra’s, 7 Spiritual Laws, and passed it out to tour guides and taxi drivers.

What I remember most, is Africa’s music!  Continue reading “This Beat Will Vibrate Your Heart & Make You Happy – African Music To Get You Going!”

Coffee Is Counted As Water Too – It’s Just Brown Water

Discovering Shocking Benefits of Drinking Water

You may have noticed that in addition to liking Gospel music, I also have an affinity to Reggae music. The positive message of both genres is what attracts me most. The message in Roots and Culture songs, my favorite style, is often spiritual and is based on the Rastafarian beliefs.

Rastafarians unfairly got a bad rap, though. They were viewed as racist and as feeling as though they are superior, but this is not true today. It is important to know that Rastafarian beliefs have evolved.

Their more extreme views were at a more extreme time. Today their beliefs are more liberal and inviting.

Key ideas in contemporary Rastafari are:

  • God is found within every man
  • God makes himself known through humanity.
  • It is very important to see all historical facts in the context of God’s judgement and workings.
  • Respect for nature, animals and the environment, as mirrored in their food laws.
  • Speech is very important to Rastafarians, as it enables the presence and power of God to be felt.
  • Evil is corporate – Sin is both personal and corporate. Judgement is near

I have highlighted those beliefs that resonate in with me. The most impressive characteristics of Rastafarians, is their lifestyle, particular their nutrition.

Most Rastas that I meet emphasize the importance of diet, and drinking plenty of water.

Continue reading “Coffee Is Counted As Water Too – It’s Just Brown Water”

Just 5 Steps Will Guide You to Your Intentions & Desires 

Identify What You Want, Why, then Release It

The Law of Intention and Desire is one of Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws that resonated with me, more than I had realized, until I read and researched it, in preparation for this post.

For those of you who have read the book, you may realize that I have not been following the order in which the seven laws are presented. This is intentional.

Though I agree with the order of the laws as presented, especially with the first one being The Law of Pure Potentiality¸ I post in accordance with where my reflections, prayer, and meditations lead me, on that day. This may cause a bit of confusion, when one law builds on another, on which I have not covered. I intentionally try to buffer this from happening, by breaking the laws down into, hopefully, easy to understand elements. When appropriate, I also relate to applying or not applying the law to my real-life experiences.

Most people who have read the Seven Spiritual Laws likely read it the first time in order, and many subsequent times, out of order based on what moved them. I read this book for the first time over 20 years ago and have read it, and passed it out, around the world, many times.

Though I will cover all of the laws, in my chosen order, here is the order in which they are presented in Deepak’s book:

  1. Pure Potentiality
  2. Giving
  3. Karma or Cause and Effect
  4. Least Effort
  5. Intention & Desire
  6. Detachment
  7. Dharma or Purpose in Life

This post focuses on the Law of Intention and Desire.

“All that counts in life is intention.” – Andrea Bocelli

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I Am About To Share Something Very Personal – The Prayers That I Say

And The Ones That I’ve Written

I was just asked by a customer at Whole Foods Market this weekend, what type of meditation do I do, after she shared with me that she meditates. I meet a lot of customers who meditate at Whole Foods. There is an obvious correlation between being healthy and being holy.

I am always challenged when I am asked how I meditate. Most people who ask this, have been professionally trained or studied a particular method on their own, and can quickly provide their type. I can’t. Namely, because it is a hybrid form of meditation that evolved organically for me, beginning over 30 years ago.

Though I meditate, it is very rare that I would meditate, and not pray. They go hand and hand for me. There is one exception, one which I experienced today. I meditate when I receive Acupuncture, but I do not pray in this meditation. In this meditation, I don’t recite an affirmation or say anything. I simply visualize until my senses go beyond the needles, moxibustion, and even an itch.

Otherwise, I pray even when I call it meditation.

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Yippee! It’s 4th of July – Okay, Then…

But I Won’t Celebrate It like Most Americans Do

I pledge to my followers and visitors to always keep it real. I know that I am opinionated, and accept that my views may not always agree with theirs. There’s no love lost, though, with whoever does not agree with me.

Just as I have a choice in how I interpret the world, so does everyone else. I have no right to be offended by anyone who does not see life, even slightly, as I do.

Keeping it real on the topic of this post, however, is not easy. I worry that I may offend visitors to my blog, who otherwise like my posts, but may be annoyed by this one. I hope that this is not the case. I am a loving man, of everyone.

But, if this post does offend, I ask those friends to choose to like some of my opinions, while not feeling obligated to agree with others. That’s the way it should be anyhow. We have the right to choose individually, and are not forced to have a monolithic perspective, such as being totally conservative, or totally liberal. We can choose to be a bit of either, if we want to.

So, please accept my apology if this post offends. I sincerely do not mean to, but being real won the battle over saying nothing at all, or lying. I am keeping it real now.

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The Law of Least Effort Is Da Bomb! – Can I Really Do Nothing & Receive Everything?

One of Kevy’s Favorite Spiritual Laws – From The 7 Laws of Spiritual Success – The Law of Least Effort

The Law of Least Effort is one of Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws that resonates with me as much as The Law of Giving and Receiving.

It doesn’t resonate with me because I live it exquisitely. I am still trying to perfect practicing it. Some parts are very challenging, given my circumstance. What excites me about this spiritual law is that, after reading Deepak Chopra’s 7 Spiritual Laws of Success multiple times, I finally understand it. I ‘git it’ now!

This law states that you will attain those things that you desire when you put the least effort into attaining them. This sounds nonsensical, I know. But, the law makes a lot of sense when you dig deeper.

It does not mean that you can be lazy and sit on your seat cushions, and that blessing will knock on the door and say, “It is I. I am here to bless you”. You certainly need to work hard to overcome your challenges and to reach your goals, but what is more powerful than work alone, is harnessing the powers of God and the universe.

In harnessing this energy, we will expel less foolishly. When striving to reach a goal, simply put, get closer to God, and further away from directly challenging the obstacle before you.

This law requires: Acceptance, Taking Responsibility, and Defenselessness.

Continue reading “The Law of Least Effort Is Da Bomb! – Can I Really Do Nothing & Receive Everything?”

“Ya’ll don’t hear me” – Don’t Give Up! – Somebody Needs to Hear This Gospel

Kevy Needs This – Message & Gospel Music

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” – Galatians 6:9

Every day I must inspire myself. It is not easy to always stay spiritually elevated. I don’t always do. There are many distractions that try to ‘take me there’, and if I get distracted, just like when I ‘petted the monkey’, I lose sight of my goal, then begin to feel discouraged, wondering what will I do.

‘But, y’all don’t hear me.’

I’m goanna have to break this down for you. I was born in black skin, in 1960 Southern discrimination, to a father who had committed suicide, only months after I was born. I was born in poverty, and raised by a mother who worked hard as a maid to raise 9 children well. I was told that I would die by doctors, over 30 years ago, and faced brushes with death about 5 times.

Through all of this, I never gave up. I have now advanced to the point of seeing such obstacles, including the ones I face today, as inspirations.

I look roadblocks straight in the eye, and dare them to even try. – Kevy Michaels

Continue reading ““Ya’ll don’t hear me” – Don’t Give Up! – Somebody Needs to Hear This Gospel”

8 Ways to Keep Going When the Journey Gets Long

This post was submitted by a very fine follower of my blog, as I follow hers, JoAnna.  JoAnna provides great advice on how to stay focused on your destination.  I appreciate her contribution, and look forward to sharing additional posts from JoAnna, and other followers.
This article was originally posted on June 22, 2017, but wisdom never dies.  This is why often you will see me post content, sources, and research from years past.  Wisdom never dies because it is continually carried forward from generation to generation.

JoAnna’s motto instantly attracted me.  It is simply Anything’s Possible. 

I used to own a t-shirt company that promoted Love, Peace, Ecology, and Self-Love…Love Electra.  One of my favorite designs was a shirt that simply says, Anything’s Possible.  I wear it all the time, namely to convey this message to others that may read it, while I am in public.  I believe in this sentiment because anything is possible through alignment with God. ….even the seemingly impossible.

When I read that this was serving as JoAnna’s motto, from her father, complimented with our communications about life and my posts, I knew that she was a kindred spirit.

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Please show JoAnna love by reading what she has to say and show, in her writings, testimonies, and poetry.  Thanks JoAnna!

“Anything’s Possible With Hope, Faith, and Perseverance” – JoAnna

8 Ways to Keep Going When the Journey Gets Long

The accompanying image is of a road that leads towards beautiful scenery and majestic mountains.

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Kevy’s Favorite Girl in the World – Lil Euni, Now His Favorite Angel

Reflections on Being Inspired By My Mother

We were in Paris; it was in the late 90’s. I asked my dear mother Eunice if she wanted to take the elevator or walk up to the top of the Eiffel Tower. She said, “I’ll walk to the top.” And, she did so energetically. Later, after walking nearly a mile to the subway exit, I tricked her. I told her that we could get a taxi, or walk an extra 2 miles. The hotel was actually a block away. I was just testing her. She said, “Let’s walk”. She and I loved to be together. Whenever I offered, she eagerly chose to be with me. It wasn’t my fault. We just enjoyed being with each other. No one other than my mother ever made me feel this way.

She had never experienced adventures like the ones we experienced together. She was from a meager life, 30 years through the depression, having to quit school, endure martial abuse never considering divorce, raising 9 children, and serving as a maid for 50 years. I was honored, with burning desire, to show my mother places that were previously deprived of her presence.

On these adventures, the delight in her eyes was like the specs of crystal that would one day sparkle on her granite tombstone. Lil Eunice and I walked up the Eiffel Tower as high as we were allowed to. Though in her eighties, she was fueled by adventure, love, and trust. We had such a beautiful bond.

It was not until about 20 years later, I would realize that this all seemed to be by design, …God’s design.

Even before her eventual decline, I felt commissioned to treat her royally, never realizing that it was fate that was writing the script that would follow.

Treating my mother like royalty was not a new phenomenon for me. I always treated her exceptionally well. When I started earning six-figure incomes, her treats become more extravagant and adventurous, because she was my mother, and my best friend

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7 Days 7+ Quotes – Truthfulness – Lies Never Help Anyone

There’s Always a Karmic Debt to Pay in the End

Something very beautiful happened to me today, and I promise to explain fully. It has everything to do with this post, and being Truthful & Honest.

As I’ve mention often, I do not prepare my posts in advance. They are written on the fly, and though they contains typos, faults as I have, I prefer doing it this way. It’s more organic and heartfelt.

So, as I usually do, I post heavily towards the end of the week, and during the week I do research, meditate, and pray on what topic to post next. It’s not like I am running out of topics, I jot down ideas on a list, but often never refer to it.

I prefer for a topic to resonate with me, just before writing, on that day. Well, this week I performed my usual ritual, but after reflection and prayer, I still had not settled on a topic.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, I knew that weekend was approaching, and I would have to write another installment in the Terror on the Caregiver series. Writing these posts, are emotionally difficult for me because it picks at wounds that still have not healed. I really have to prepare myself mentally and spiritually for writing these posts.

Continue reading “7 Days 7+ Quotes – Truthfulness – Lies Never Help Anyone”

God Is A Radio Announcer! – He’s Broadcasting 24 X 7

Tune Into God!

First I want to say that God is magnificent! 

I see His spirit like a radio frequency.  He an announcer that always broadcasts, but it is us who don’t choose to turn in to his channel.  Figuratively speaking, we could tune in to news talk radio, heavy metal, violent rap music, or even gospel, but none of these would be analogous to God’s channel.

God’s channel, to me, is more like soft classical music, nature sounds, meditation new age music, or plain silence. 

Listening to the other channels require us to relinquish any holds that distractions may place on us.  Some of those distractions, though, we want, want want!  Is it asking much for us to give God our full attention?  Isn’t it the only respectable thing to do?  He is our creator, no less, he deserves a red carpet even, to go with our full attention.  For some of us, me included, it’s easier to tune out distractions, than it is for others.  I am sure that downsizing my life, eliminating bad energy, prayer, and meditation compliments my ability to do so.  Continue reading “God Is A Radio Announcer! – He’s Broadcasting 24 X 7”

Acupuncture – Stick Needles in My Body – Not In My Voodoo Doll!

Kevy’s Take on Acupuncture

I started acupuncture in SF over 20 years ago in SF at Haight Street Free Clinic, a wonderful progressive community based clinic, serving the disadvantaged. I see now that this clinic as grown since I lived in San Francisco, years ago. Haight Street Free Clinic now has several additional locations.

I continue acupuncture and Chinese Medicine treatments today, every other week at Colorado School of TCM. This community based school provides affordable treatments for its patients. They have mostly student practitioners and staff, many with their own practices, including Sara Kay Lowmeyer, and Thaddeus Hass, at Bodies on Point, Courney Carag, at Community Care Collective, Dr. Yi Cao, at Cao’s Acupuncture Clinic.

Real Talk – For me acupuncture works because of my receptivity to it. I have been treated many times at the Colorado School of TCM, and by each of the practitioners listed above, with great relief and satisfaction. They have helped me with stress, smoking, eye floaters, digestion, immunity, and for me to expand creatively, by strengthening my neurotransmitters, and relaxing my mind.

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Everyone Says Forget The Past – But No One Tells You How

But Kevy Tells You How He’s Doing It

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, [and] rivers in the desert.”Isaiah 43:18-19

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,” – Philippians 3:13

Most people would agree that we should not live in the past. It makes sense not to. There is nothing in the past that we can change, therefore it is sensible to not waste energy dwelling in it. Living in the past can give power to pain, and make us feel inadequate today, when compared to reflections of past accomplishments, and joy. Living in the past shuts doors to new opportunities and adventures for it distract us from realizing that those doors are right before us.

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Today Is Be Happy Day! – Many Around The World Will Celebrate Life

I am one of those who’s up bright and early to celebrate this most wonderful occasion! I see this day as a day to celebrate my life, who I am, and who I am becoming. But it is also a wonderful day to celebrate the blessings that God has bestowed on me, such as the paradise of the planet that many seem to take for granted, the birds, trees, the air, and of course, the sun.

For me celebrating nature’s gifts is easy, living in the Colorado Rocky Mountain region. When I step out the door, I cannot ignore the beauty of the majestic mountains that surround the city of Denver. When I want to embrace the earth, I relax in one of Colorado’s several natural hot springs. Sitting for hours in the naturally heated waters is an out-of-this world experience that leaves me feeling instantly rejuvenated. As with silt baths, when in hot springs, I pray and meditate.

I am so happy to be living in a region with hot springs, mountains, animal reserves, national parks, and wildlife so accessible to me.

Please check out the beauty of Colorado Rocky Mountain Region, and its hot springs, and you’ll understand why.

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“Kevy, How Did You Not Lose Your Mind Through It All?” – Kevy simply replied, “Every day, Clean Slate”

Why Praying Daily & Meditating Often Was Critical For My Circumstances

Pray every day, reset often. – Kevy Michaels

Many of my followers have no idea of what I’m making such a big deal about, with regard to efforts against me and my mother, to sabotage my caregiving. Others may think that this story is too incredible to believe.

Though I respect your opinions, I must correct you. And, I will further. No one knows this story as well as I do, except for my mother and God, both holy spirits. Everything that I share about this tragic ordeal, I can support. I have yet to layout many details that will shock some, but may be familiar to those who have served as a sincere caregiver. No one knows what this experience is really like, but those who have been through it.

I always say, “Satan operates from the same bag of tricks”.

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Whew! After This Week – Excuse Me, I Need a Praise Break

My dear friends this week has been very hard on me.
I spent the week reflecting on my care-giving struggles, figuring out how to convey my story, then writing 5 posts on it.
I had to go to painful memories to post this content, for you.
I hope someone out there understands that this reflection has hurt me, once again. But I am still committed to continuing the story for my own continued strengthen and growth, and possibly to help someone else.
I am emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausted and I have yet to cover some of the most damning events.
Wheeeeeeeeeeew! I need a praise break.
I hope that you enjoy the selections provided.

Selected Gospel Praise Videos and Songs

Byron Cage Like No Other Lyrics -22,762 views – matthew moore – Published on May 23, 2016

Earnest Pugh – Survive (Official Music Video) – 22,636 views – EarnestPughVEVO – Published on Mar 6, 2018

Music video by Earnest Pugh performing Survive (Official Music Video). Blacksmoke Music/World Wide Inc.

God Is Standing By – 3,060 views – The Soul Stirrers – Topic – Published on Dec 5, 2014

Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers – Just Another Day – 554,151 views – Nostalgicjukebox -Published on Apr 6, 2013

Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers “Just Another Day” From the album Sam Cooke & Soul Stirrers – “Complete Specialty Recordings” [Lyrics to “Just Another Day”]

Banks of the River Jordan – 2,082 views – Aaron Neville – Topic – Published on Aug 7, 2015

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Banks of the River Jordan · Aaron Neville Gospel Roots ℗ 2005 EMI Gospel. All rights reserved. Composer: Aaron Neville Auto-generated by YouTube.

Yolanda Adams – This Too Shall Pass – 6,957,818 views – LikeNew09 – Published on Feb 12, 2010

Yolanda Adams This Too Shall Pass

Yolanda Adams – In The Midst Of It All – 1,565,452 views – BrothaAjay Published on Jan 29, 2010

Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers – Encourage Yourself – 3,985,150 views – DonaldLawrenceVEVO – Published on Jun 18, 2009

Music video by Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers performing Encourage Yourself.

Donnie McClurkin & Marvin Winans – “STAND” – 2,891,057 views – apostolicreturns – Published on Dec 16, 2007

Hold Out – NEW DIRECTION – 502,979 views – Karen Proctor – Published on Sep 10, 2012

Better Days – 56,733 views – Various Artists – Topic – Published on Jul 4, 2015

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Better Days · Gospel Tabernacle Choir

Kevin Davidson & The Voices singing Fight On @ TBN – 79,900 views – Antwaune Davis – Published on May 25, 2011

KDV singing Fight On lead by Tabitha Pryor – Adams at TBN late 90’s

“God Favored Me “HEZEKIAH WALKER LYRICS – 21,956,442 views – Praise and Worship – Published on Aug 21, 2013

Note:  You may use Google Translate to copy and paste, then translate any posts on this website, to over 60 different languages.

Being cognizant of international visitors, I want to do all that I can to communicate wisdom globally for all.  

Terror on the Caregiver – New Orleans – “E La Ba” To The Two-Faced Woman!

New Orleans is a magical city. This is no lie. I highly recommend adding a visit to your bucket list.  It is a must-see, must-experience type of city.

It’s magical because of its rich history. Its history influences its charm, making it one of the most European cities in America, in my opinion. But it is also Caribbean, and African. This makes its charm even more delightful.

The slave trade and systematic oppression have yielded some of the best food, music, dance, rituals, and language that you will ever experience! When slaves prepared meals for their masters, they mixed African cooking traditions, with European ones.  This was done with music, dance, and even spirituality.  Before long, a new culture was evolving.  It usually works that way throughout human civilization.

Please excuse the language in these videos.  I intentionally included this language because this is authentic New Orleans dialect, which includes a good deal of cursing.  I do not mean to offend by including this language, but I would rather be authentic.  The videos include ‘real’ New Orleans talk.

Here are videos that highlight the charm of the city to which I am a native. Growing up in New Orleans has left an indelible imprint on my character and spirit.

It does this to anyone who grew up in NOLA.  We tend to be very outspoken and life-loving people.  We clearly stand out wherever we go, outside of Louisiana, Mississippi, or Texas.

My New Orleans characteristics have made me feel distinctive and special in many places around the world.

Meet a Unique Flavor to New Orleans, Mr. Okra – 9,082 views – This Week in Louisiana Agriculture – Published on Jul 11, 2014

Whether it’s watermelon, tomatoes, zucchini or cucumbers — Mr. Okra’s got what you need. TWILA’s Taylor Frey introduces to this New Orleans icon who sells produce from the back of his pick-up and brings a unique flavor to the streets of the Crescent City.

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You Won’t Understand My Story Without Knowing My Family

….and even then, you still may not understand. But at least I know I tried to make you understand.

I want you, or someone, to really appreciate my care-giving experience, and must provide the whole picture.

My family dynamics, and the circumstance in which my mother and I were born into had a significant impact on my care-giving trials.

The personalities of my siblings, extended family, and others impacting my care-giving struggles, is equally, if not more significant.

Writing this part will be challenging, therefore I reserved describing personalitie, when providing the details of my story, as those characters appear.

My Family History – My Mother

My mother was born into turmoil, just as I feel I was.

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You Won’t Understand My Story Without Knowing My History

…And even then, you still may not understand. But at least I know I tried to make you understand.

I want you, or someone, to really appreciate my care giving experience, and therefore must provide the whole picture.

New Orleans’ History & Black Caste System

New Orleans has a most interesting and eclectic history that dates back further than the United States itself. This year New Orleans celebrates its 300 year anniversary, its Tricentennial, having been ‘discovered’ in 1718. The United States, on the other hand, was founded almost 60 years later. Therefore, its history is rich, having been ruled both by France, and by Spain. I put the word ‘discovered’ in quotes because we know how that goes in American History. New Orleans’ first residents were actually recorded to be Native American Indians, dating back to the mid 1500’s, over 200 years prior to the founding of the United States.

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Terror on the Caregiver – The Prequel

Continuing to think about writing this story is more difficult than I imagined.  I have been laboring over this all week. It has been even more difficult to actually sit down and write it.

So, I decided to create a Prequel to the story.

This will buy me more time, and will set the stage more succinctly. Isn’t that something? I have the audacity to create a Prequel, though I have yet to have a book published, or have a movie premier. Oh well, I say, dream huge.

I think this move is going to help.

When reflecting on the challenges of caregiving for my mother, I experience several mixed feelings. On one hand, telling the truth may hurt feelings, especially when I collectively show how together several factors, and people surrounding me, conspired against me serving successfully as my mother’s caregiver. But, on the other hand, for God, I must tell the truth about what occurred. …Without fear.  I have no fear.

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Call the Police! – Millions Break This Law – Most Don’t Even Realize It!

The Spiritual Law of Giving and Receiving

7 Laws of Spiritual Success

The Law of Giving and Receiving is one of Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws that resonates with me most. It resonated with me so deeply some 20 years ago when I read his book because I thought of all spiritual practices, I surely had this one correct. I freely gave for most of my life. I remember giving gifts to my teacher in the third grade, and to a girl in the neighborhood, Cheryl Neal, just because giving felt good, and the smile that I received in return was priceless.

There could be no possible way that I had this law wrong because I was the type of person who would give the shirt off of my back. In the late 1990s to the early 2000’s, during the Y2K scam, I came into vast amounts of money, working as a traveling systems consultant, a road warrior. Since I had little social time, I ‘did it up’ on the weekends.

All of the friends around me waited for my return anxiously, for they knew that I was a free giver, and I had money. During this period, though I made a few million dollars. I would use my debit card, and had over $ 50 K in only one of my checking accounts! In spite, I didn’t have much to show for it. I paid for others’ international trips, cars, extravagant gifts, concerts, loans, you name it.

I did not really give with expectation. Well, at least I thought I didn’t. I just gave to be nice. I really didn’t need all that money.

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Eat Bananas to Not Go…Well, Bananas!

I recently learned more about the benefits of eating bananas than I ever imagined.

Gaining this knowledge is yet another example of how we can help each other.  Working at Whole Foods Market, I meet many people deep into their wellness journey, who are eager to share information with me.  It’s really interesting how we exchange information about natural healing, as if it’s a government secret.  That should not be so.

Natural health benefits should be common knowledge to all.  It is my hope that I, and other bloggers, can propagate such ‘secret’ truths.

I had been telling customers for years that buying organic bananas was not necessary, because bananas are not on the Dirty Dozen List.  Well a customer educated me on this not totally accurate information.  She told me that you could eat banana peels, and that in doing so, you would get more nutrients from bananas than eating the fruit alone.  Therefore, in this case, you should buy organic bananas. Continue reading “Eat Bananas to Not Go…Well, Bananas!”

Soul Talk – By Way Of My Heart…Sincerely Kevy

About 4 weeks ago I created this blog.

Believe it or not, I have posted over 50 features in this short time! I’m sure it may not be as impressive to you as it is to me, but this is a one-man operation, and it takes hours to present fresh content to you, nearly every day. But I love it! I see it as a mission, a purpose.

I love it so much that often when you are getting your sleep, in preparation for a new awakening, I am preparing content for you. ‘Preparing content’ means research, creative expression, and personal reflection, sometimes which is painful. But, I really try to put my essence into this effort, namely because it seems like the world is losing ‘real people’ and I want to forever keep it real. I will not succumb to being fake and pledge to continue to do my part to propagate truth, spirituality, and loving oneself.

I welcome any follower to contribute to this movement. That makes it all the merrier, as some followers have already done.

But why, why do I do this in spite of the labor involved, gaining no monetary benefits?

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This Music Selection Makes No Sense! – None At All!

I randomly selected music videos of various genres, with no logic to my selection process. 

I simply want to get you going, at least smile, or maybe even dance, as you prepare for your day.

Since there no connection to the music in terms of style, there may be one in the bunch, old or new, that entertains you.  Just click on one.

If you do,  you will make Kevy Michaels very happy. 

My apologies for the commercials, but that’s what makes viewing the videos possible.

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Peace in the Valley: How to Live With Valley Fever

Here is a post submitted by one of the followers of my blog, from Ana Daksina’s blog, Timeless Classics.

Her blog empowers rhythmic words to bring us in closer contact with all that is deepest, highest and finest in each of us. Her site is full of wonderful poems, quotes, photos, and stories like the one below on Valley Fever.

I appreciate Ana. She is yet one more confirmation that my blog could touch at least one soul, and that it could be used as a vehicle to galvanize others, who are like-minded, for discussion, and information sharing.

Please show Ana love, as I am. We thank God for you Ana! –

Please read our medical disclaimer – Not all alternative treatments work for those who do not believe that they will.

At first it seems like the worst airborne allergy you have ever had, or hope (very devoutly) ever to have again.

Tossing away the totally inadequate, now seemingly actually miniature facial tissues (to be accurate, you ran through the remainders of every box in your household during this very first afternoon), you reach for extra-large sized rolls of toilet paper, paper towels, tea towels and finally bath towels to get you through till morning. At least the bath towels give you more than one blow…

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‘I Smell a Rat’ – Somebody’s Lying About Cancer

Cancer is a topic very dear to me. Most recently I loss my mother to cancer. Interestingly, as in The Truth About Cancer (TTAC) mission video below, Ty Bollinger, when mentioning his father’s unsuccessful battle with cancer, his father, like my mother, was scheduled for removal of her gallbladder too. This was the first sign of cancer for him. I stopped my mother’s surgery from occurring, though. But in Ty Bollinger’s father case, he had his gallbladder removed, then his stomach, all to fight cancer. He eventually died from internal bleeding.

About 9 days before my mother died, I was informed that she had metastatic cancer, and exploration or treatment was not an option at her age of 95 years. For many years she regularly went to western doctors in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Colorado, who never discovered that cancer was spreading in her body all the while. They attributed her ailments to ‘being old’, and quickly offered relief drugs. I found out about her cancer too late. I could not response quick enough within just 9 days.

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Hippity-Hop Inspirational Music – Don’t Knock It – It’s Going Nowhere

Initially, I was not a big fan of hip hop influenced inspirational music. I am from the old school. I feel that gospel should have dramatic organ solos, anointed screaming, artists profusely dripping sweat, and joyful noise driving the Holy Ghost dance.
That has changed. It seems this new genre, within a genre, is exploding in popularity. Kirk Franklin deserves most credit for this upsurge. I was not his biggest fan at first either. I always believed that he had tremendous talent, and discovered and produced bright new gospel talent. Again, it was simply because the hip hop, R & B, trap gospel sound was too extreme to me. I felt badly about ‘shaking a tail feature’ to God.

Now, I listen to Kirk Franklin’s Praise channel on Sirius XM daily. It’s one of the sources I go to develop my blog’s gospel playlist. It’s unbelievable how many new artists are debuting in this genre, as well as, established pop artists, including: Snoop Dog, Charlie Wilson, Chance the Rapper, and even Nicki Minaj.

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7 Days 7 Quotes – On Healing

This week’s quotes are on healing. It is a broad topic and rightfully so.

Healing is a broad area that involves multiple facets of action.

I am no doctor, but I know a lot about healing, namely from healing myself, and my mother, when I cared for her. I have followed alternative regiments for about 30 years, and take no regular prescription or over-the-counter medicine. But, I do a plethora of regiments, protocols, and lifestyle modifications, which too work like medicine.

I do know this, however, healing is holistic and comprehensive. Anything otherwise is merely treating.

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I’m A Fan of Mixed Marriages – Especially Between Turmeric & Black Pepper

Turmeric is one of those healing foods, like ginger, garlic, apples, mushrooms, and carrots that may serve as healing miracles, straight from God’s pharmacy. Ironically, the active ingredients in these foods, as with Turmeric, is used in making many medicines.

I have been using Turmeric for years. I use it in cooking, the root in smoothies and for juicing. I was well aware its benefits and often share those benefits with customers at WFM.

But I was not aware how long the list of benefits really was, until I did additional research to support this post. I did not realize how well researched Turmeric is, and how many years it has been used effectively.

That is what I love about alternative healing, like spirituality, you never stop getting new information, and you never stop learning!

turmeric root

When you see and hear the benefits of Turmeric, you will be astonished! You may say, ‘Where have you been all of my life?’

Turmeric is literally, ‘The Spice of Life’.

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