Black Panthers, Bison, Boseman & Godsign™

Hello All
Happy Friday


I know this is going to sound like the beginning of a joke – BUT – if we put a priest, a rabbi, a nun and a minister together in a room, what color do they all have in common?

Black.

They will all be wearing some shade of black. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!!! – Bill Allen*

Black is one of the main colors of Creator. When you close your eyes to meditate or pray or sleep, it is the blackness that helps you to relax and get yourself into a calm and Connected space. It is in that blackness you can feel and know how close you can be to your Creator – God.

Look at the Universe from Hubble Telescope. All the exquisite images taken of planets, nebula, suns and moons are all on a field of deep, profound, beautiful, eternal black.

For over a dozen years now I have tried to show that there is Godsign everywhere, around everyone and is with YOU all the the time. It is in the colors, numbers, animals, music and words surrounding you.. Every time you truly LOOK you will SEE the Divine in the details through Godsign.

Mr. Chadwick Boseman is certainly no exception. Like so many role models before him, most we don’t hear about, he walked the talk. He LIVED it. And the Sacred radiated around and through him throughout his ‘shooting star’ life because of it.

I cried when I heard that he had passed into Spirit last week from color cancer at the young age of 43. That is a Jesus number – 43 – April 3 of 33 AD is the day of the Crucifixtion. That is a story for another day. You may have never heard of Mr. Chadwick Boseman, he may have been one of your favorite heroes for quite a while now. Regardless, the man swirled in Godsign.

He was born in Anderson, South Carolina, and wrote his first play Crossroads his junior year in high-school. He got a BA of Fine Arts in Directing from Howard University home of the Bisons. 

Mr. Boseman is best known for his recent portrayals of Marvel’s superhero the Black Panther. But he had been noticed long before he portrayed a superhero because he was a real life superhero in the Way he WALKED IT – not just talked it! Those are real life superheros.

His talent and deep abilities as an actor were first noticed when he portrayed Jackie Robinson in the movie 42. Then he played James Brown in the movie Get on Up and as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in the movie Marshall. All excellent movies for you to enjoy about the historical men he portrayed, making himself historical with his acting abilities and talents in the process.

All of which led to him being Black Panther. And a regal black panther he truly was.

Black panther as an animal totem or spirit animal symbolizes courage, valor, power and deep respect for the unknown. You are blessed if you have the black panther as a fierce guardian. They help you understand your own power to eliminate fear of the unseen and the ability to conquer and see through the darkness of life.

Black panther ‘animal medicine’ is about walking a heroic journey of your own. Whether you are a parent without work, or a person feeling very alone in a scary world, black panther as a guardian can help support you, illuminate the darkness and help guide you to the Light and the answers that are found there.

All of the above was given to the world by Chadwick Boseman with his work and he needed all of that power and strength of the black panther within him to fight his fight against cancer with all the grace, humility and dignity that he fought with.

Mr. Boseman was a graduate of Howard University – the home of the Bison.

As taken from a Howard University website – “It has a quiet force that can be seen long before it is felt. Bison represent strength, stamina, agility, and perseverance which are qualities that many of the HU alumni posses.

“In animal medicine traditions the Bison symbol is a reminder that there is always abundance and that true wealth is honoring everything as sacred. The bison reminds you that you will always have plenty if you give gratitude to every part of creation. It reminds you that there are times when both prayer and praise of all the blessings in your life are needed to bring you harmony. The bison also teaches you that your path towards success is just as important as where you have been and what you have already achieved and received.

Those who carry bison or buffalo totem often find themselves walking a sacred path, honoring all aspects of life, because they must. They are deeply connected to Earth and her people and walk with a strength of character and an independent Spirit, creating prosperity, abundance and deep connection with the Earth Mother herself.

Chadwick Boseman talked and walked BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL! Whether he was graduating from Howard as a go-getting bison, swinging like Jackie Robinson, portraying wisdom and justice as Thurgood Marshall, boogalooing like James Brown or saving the world as The Black Panther.  He now sees the Creator’s infinitely Loving, Eternally beautiful BLACK . . . “Wakanda forever!”

Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud
© James Brown

Uh! Your bad self!
Say it loud! I’m black and I’m proud
Say it louder! I’m black and I’m proud
Look a-here!

Some people say we got a lot of malice, some say it’s a lotta nerve
But I say we won’t quit movin’ until we get what we deserve
We’ve been buked and we’ve been scourned
We’ve been treated bad, talked about as sure as you’re born
But just as sure as it take two eyes to make a pair, huh!
Brother we can’t quit until we get our share

Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud
Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud
One more time, say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud, huh!

I’ve worked on jobs with my feet and my hands
But all the work I did was for the other man
And now we demands a chance to do things for ourselves
We tired of beatin’ our head against the wall
An’ workin’ for someone else

Say it loud! I’m black and I’m proud
Say it loud! I’m black and I’m proud
Say it loud! I’m black and I’m proud
Say it loud! I’m black and I’m proud, oh!

Ooh-wee, you’re killin’ me
Alright, uh, you’re out of sight!
Alright, so tough you’re tough enough!
Ooh-wee uh! you’re killin’ me! oow!

Say it loud! I’m black and I’m proud
Say it louder! I’m black and I’m proud

Now we demand a chance to do things for ourselves
We tired of beatin’ our heads against the wall
And workin’ for someone else look a-here
There’s one thing more I got to say right here
Now, now we’re people, we’re like the birds and the bees
We rather die on our feet than keep livin’ on our knees

Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud huh!
Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud huh!
Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud Lord-a, Lord-a, Lord-a
Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud, ooh!

Uh! alright now, good God
You know we can do the boogaloo

Songwriters: James Brown / Alfred James Ellis
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*Black is Beautiful – Bill Allen, a freelance writer for advertising agencies, claimed he coined the phrase in the 1950s. This movement began in an effort to counteract the racist notion in American culture that features typical of Blacks were less attractive or desirable than those of Whites.
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Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Race Relations
©by Charles A. Gallagher 

1. Talk to your friends and family. Especially if someone is overtly racist or uses stereotypes, politely and without judgment, ask them questions and share your thoughts about why they have such animosity towards a whole group of people.

2. Avoid Stereotypical Language – Be mindful of words like “always”. Do you really believe that all people in that group actually share the same behaviors and attitudes.

3. Racism is NOT funny. Don’t tolerate racist jokes. If you don’t speak up, you’re condoning their beliefs and behavior. Inaction is a form of action.

4. Be Introspective. How can we live our lives so that social or peer pressure do not push us toward racist, prejudiced, or bigoted beliefs or actions? If you find yourself being prejudiced, ask yourself why you acted or behaved that way. If you are a bystander and did nothing, ask yourself why. Be willing to change how you think about groups different from your own.

5. Be a Good Citizen – Vote in every election. Take time to find out candidates’ positions on policies that have implications for race relations.

6. Be a Critical Reader, Viewer, and Listener – When you watch TV and movies, while you read books, magazines, internet sites, or listen to music, be critical. What stereotypical images or messages are you getting about ethnic and racial groups and/or gender? 

7. Learn Your Family’s and Community’s History. How has race influenced your family? Your elders are resources. Talk to them about events in the past and the present.

8. Teach Through Example. Be a positive role model to your friends and all the younger people in your life. You have something to offer older generations, too — oftentimes children and grandchildren can influence the thinking of their parents and grandparents.

9. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone. Involve yourself in activities that place you in an environment where you are exposed to people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Who do you hang out with? Is it time to reach out and make new friends?

10. Know Thyself. Consider the following questions: • Do you live in a community that is racially homogeneous? • Outside of work or school, is your life composed of people who look like you? • Are you best friends all the same race? • In what ways is your community segregated? • How have your upbringing and environment influenced your racial attitude? • How might being in the minority shape a person’s point of view or self-esteem? • Have your ideas of race ever changed? What happened to change them?

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STAY HOME – STAY SAFE – STAY STRONG – STAY HEALTHY!
Please keep all those effected by this devastating Covid-19
in your prayers. Send them healing Waves of God’s Light, Strength and Love. There are so many in pain, just tryingto get through. Thank you for your help and prayers!

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & READINGS

If you would like a way to strengthen your Spirit, heart and energy by safely connecting with others, I have Virtual Godsign Spirit groups meeting 3 nights a week. These groups are designed to help us interconnect and keep our sanity, bring healing to ourselves and others and be able to see each other face-to-face even if we can’t be physically face-to-face.Zoom, zoom . . . change . . . 

VIRTUAL GROUPS

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, from 6:30 till 8:00 pm, I am hosting virtual Spirit groups via Zoom Video Conferencing. During these Spirit Groups, you will get over 1 1/2 hours of fun and Spirit-filled connections, metaphysical discussions with others, and all of it in the comfort of your own comfy chair, couch, table or bed using your phone, laptop, IPad or PC. Stay home, stay connected, stay safe!

Interested?

You stay home as I help lead discussions and give Spirit and Godsign messages in our meetings. You can see and speak to everyone or not say a word. You attend using your phone, laptop or whatever electronic means you would like.

Tuesday and Wednesday nights, from 6:30 – 8:00
I will be hosting groups through the Godsign Institute and Zoom.com. You don’t need to do anything to join in the fun except send your email address to info@godsigninstitute.com or text me at 317-410-5224. You will receive an invitation via Zoom from me, with attachments of any necessary flyers or sheets on the topic going to be discussed. Click on the Zoom link around 6:30 and you will be connected.

Friday nights at Inner Path, from 6:30 – 8:00
When the weather is nice and there is no chance of rain, I am having the Spirit Salon groups through Inner Path. All you will need to do is contact Inner Path at www.myinnerpath.com , or call them at 317-883-1100, and schedule Friday nights.The cost of all of these groups is $11 per session. We all sit spaced out and you must wear a mask to get in.

On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, you can pay me via PayPal, Zelle, Venmo, you can buy tickets on The Godsign Institute page in Facebook or send me a check. For Friday nights go to Inner Path’s website shown above.

If you have lost your job or cannot afford the $11 right now, you can still make arrangements to join my Tuesday and Wednesday night groups for free by contacting me at: info@godsigninstitute.com

Come join some wonderful folks in some new virtual Spirit FUN while being safe and sound in your own home.

READINGS

I am giving readings every Wednesday and Friday from 11 am till 5:30 pm through Inner Path. We will talk through phone or video on gotomeetings.com  Just contact Inner Path to schedule your reading: www.myinnerpath.com

I am available to give you readings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays as well via phone, Zoom, Duo or Skype, please email me at: info@godsigninstitute.com

I hope you will come and play with Spirit, myself and others to make the changes a bit easier to get through. We are all in this together to keep love, healing and joy in our world of change.

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Please keep all those effected by this devastating Covid-19 in your prayers. Send them healing Waves of God’s Light, Strength and Love. There are so many in pain, just trying to get through. Thank you for your help and prayers!

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GET RID OF GUNS. If anyone is needing help getting rid of a gun, please let me know. I am happy to help get it or you or both to the nearest police station. They will take any guns and destroy them. I have a number of police officer friends that can also assist us.And the Children shall lead them . . .

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© Annie Truesdell, 2012

The Godsign Daily Gratitude
Prayer Meditation To Our Divine Source

Thank You for the great experiences that I will have today.
Thank You for the abundance of love that I will give and receive.
Thank You for the divine guidance

I understand.

Thank You for there always being enough of what I need always, in all ways so that I may share.
Amen

Namasté

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