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Restoring the Standard

Fruitfulness, multiplication and the ability to subdue are all part of the human genome. Looking intensely at what has, and is happening to woman in our society in the areas of the marginalized and underrepresented, I say, the standard must be restored.

There must be a shifting of focus from self into the Constant infallible, immutable God. Only then can scales fall from the eyes, horns fall from the ears of man and hearts of stone be made flesh. Looking into what we do not wish to see with disdain does nothing but precipitate more of the same over time. It becomes a false focus. The law of liberty, not created by man, may be used as a tool of transformation of the soul.

I have chosen to rest in the arms of liberty and search. The standard for methods of practical application through revelation, knowledge and wisdom is effective, when applied and taken as medicine for a broken heart. It is not my belief the current misappropriation of woman is forever, but I do believe it is the heart of recognition of truth that is given the power to change things. Standing by the sidelines and laying blanket judgment is not key. Preaching to sensationalism is not key.

The power to restore the broken-down temples lies within you. Calling it forth and listening to its leadings are how we get to a future filled with hope, promise and abundance: first individually, then corporately.

Something has to change, someone has to change and it isn’t Him. What are you willing to do? How far are you willing to go with and for love? How hungry are you? Think about it. Look around. In each person, there is purpose. Seek the instruction manual before building the object. And, after you have asked for wisdom, sought for knowledge and gained understanding, then act. If you are lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

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Kwjuana Thomas

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Overcoming Victimization

Invitation to Women: Rise up. Reclaim your power. Come from under the system of bondage and take your seat in the throne room. Only then can you know, understand and discern what is happening, has happened and what is to come. No longer be bound. Reclaim your power. Know who you are. Reject all falsity. Go deeply into the constant One, you are being called and invited to truth.

I love healing. I have dedicated my life to receiving and giving healing as needed to those who are broken. Recently, having encountered a situation where I needed breakthrough in many areas, I found I was flowing in victimization. I was shocked to find it was not only a condition of my heart, but of my mind, affecting my ability to progress in spirit and in the earth. It was hidden and I was carrying it. It had been affecting my perception, understanding and ability to move from a place of clarity. I had to face, admit and release many manners of abuse, fear and victim/poverty ideologies.

Judgements, shame and expectancies of abandonment, lack, thwarted plans and oppression were all over me encumbering me from moving in the direction I needed to walk in. I was paralyzed in spirit and had not known.

As I began to allow healing through yielding to the promptings of my Holy Spirit, I could feel the weights being released. I could sense the difference as I approached topics which once plunged me into a pit of hopelessness, despair and expectancies of failure. I realized where my power had been resting. I was taught to take it back.

I’ve learned victims and those who have been victimized through lineage, society or personal shortcomings tend to be extreme in type: they gravitate towards victim or predator. Neither is healthy or yield lasting good fruit, so I’ve been monitoring this behavior in word, action and thought.

The key is to overcome obstacles. To achieve new heights. To unlock new doors, enter and shut old ones where hungry ghosts lurk. To embark on untouched territory and take it all. To walk in promise. Only through self-actualization in God unhindered by the past, present or future forecasts of deprivation can one overcome victimization.

Kwjuana Thomas

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Change is Constant

Individual, continual, progressive change is necessary to achieve lasting societal change. I understand my societal responsibility begins first with me and my house. To endeavor to restore the standard of woman as an equal counterpart to man seems romantic. Yet, I deem it necessary and believe it possible. Being a woman, I do not have to be “as good as a man” to be valued. I am as good as a man; however, I am different and just as valuable.

I lived a gay lifestyle much of my life and looking back, I now see the image of a woman had been corrupted before me at an early age. I saw women as servants, abused, neglected by “love” mates, and always struggling, carrying the weight of the family while men were absent or emotionally neglectful.

Resultantly, I felt my life would be easier as a man. I would have more power as a man. This belief crept into my life and manifested in many ways. I hated men, but I hated myself as a woman as well. I preferred the physical companionship of a woman over a man because I trusted women and knew what to expect. I was afraid of the unknown and a familiarity with pain through vulnerability led me in the opposite direction.

Self-hatred and rejection are products of victimization. The hatred of self leads to the hatred of others. The inability to receive true and pure love which can only initially come from God. He is the source. Pure love heals the wounds of abuse, the pains of bondage and shifts identity from corrupt to glorious. The acceptance of truth is what is needed in society – pure…uncut…without judgment… without condemnation – loving acceptance, in truth.

The restoration of elegance, grace, gifting, honor, talent, production – environmental, societal and the individual, all flow from love. The ability to want better and receive better and even to know better is possible through depending on love as a mechanism for change.

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Kwjuana Thomas

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On Elegance: Introduction Message

Defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary as “having dignified richness and grace, as of manner, design, dress; tastefully luxurious.”

While doing my evening shopping, I observed an older black woman working in the drug store. I happened to take notice of her manner – the way she spoke, how she chose her words, her dress and how she carried herself. Though she issued gentle criticism and was soured by a recent turn of events pertaining to a fellow worker, the words seemed to pass by as a light inquiry. I passed a remark to her fellow worker behind the counter and asked if she (the clerk serving me) knew about Dixie Carter. She replied with a disinterested, “No.” I went about my way.

Strolling through the park, I began to envision Mrs. Dixie Carter−graceful, multitalented, demure, classic, intelligent, wise and beautiful. I remarked aloud, “She was an elegant lady.” As I think of her now, I recall the evening we met after a stage show in downtown Houston at a nearby Italian pub. So merciful and gracious, she was, making eye contact with each person who quietly and peacefully clamored to receive her attention.

I stood back and waited until she came closer and greeted her “Hello, Mrs. Carter,” with a smile and gentle bow of my head. She looked me straight in the eyes and asked, ”How are you?” I said I was well or something of the sort, but she seemed genuinely interested and honored by our presence to meet her. It was as if she released grace and honor through her presence.

This line of thought brought me to consider the lack of pure quiet, powerful grace and beauty in the media. Walking down the street, I tend to notice the harsh words women speak to their children, the antagonistic tones and failures to reply when greeted. Why? From whence does the shame come?

I’ve decided to dive deeply into this matter and bring forth the truth of the issue: the lack of elegance in modern American culture.

Kwjuana Thomas

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Overcoming Victimization

Invitation to Women: Rise up. Reclaim your power. Come from under the system of bondage and take your seat in the throne room. Only then can you know, understand and discern what is happening, has happened and what is to come. No longer be bound. Reclaim your power. Know who you are. Reject all falsity. Go deeply into the constant One, you are being called and invited to truth.

I love healing. I have dedicated my life to receiving and giving healing as needed to those who are broken. Recently, having encountered a situation where I needed breakthrough in many areas, I found I was flowing in victimization. I was shocked to find it was not only a condition of my heart, but of my mind, affecting my ability to progress in spirit and in the earth. It was hidden and I was carrying it. It had been affecting my perception, understanding and ability to move from a place of clarity. I had to face, admit and release many manners of abuse, fear and victim/poverty ideologies.

Judgements, shame and expectancies of abandonment, lack, thwarted plans and oppression were all over me encumbering me from moving in the direction I needed to walk in. I was paralyzed in spirit and had not known.

As I began to allow healing through yielding to the promptings of my Holy Spirit, I could feel the weights being released. I could sense the difference as I approached topics which once plunged me into a pit of hopelessness, despair and expectancies of failure. I realized where my power had been resting. I was taught to take it back.

I’ve learned victims and those who have been victimized through lineage, society or personal shortcomings tend to be extreme in type: they gravitate towards victim or predator. Neither is healthy or yield lasting good fruit, so I’ve been monitoring this behavior in word, action and thought.

The key is to overcome obstacles. To achieve new heights. To unlock new doors, enter and shut old ones where hungry ghosts lurk. To embark on untouched territory and take it all. To walk in promise. Only through self-actualization in God unhindered by the past, present or future forecasts of deprivation can one overcome victimization.

Kwjuana Thomas

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