Updated: Aug 26, 2020
By Dr. Evonne Blakey
Presented By Omni-University
Before reading further, stop 🛑 for a moment and reflect upon just one or two things for which you are extremely grateful. Now, with enthusiasm and joy in your heart say, “Thank You God for these things and so much more!”
Spiritually , August is the month that represents WILL (a noun, meaning conscious choice; purpose; wish).1 This is one more month that God has given us. Let us rejoice and be exceedingly glad in it. Each day is a great day that holds unlimited opportunities for us to make decisions or exercise our WILL.
Affirm: “Father, not my will, but let thy will be done through me.” As we have all experienced, some of our past decisions have turned out favorably while others might not have turned out as we desired. I've found somewhat of a blessing in being quarantined these past few months. At first, it was very difficult. But, then, I started looking at it as a gift from God. It’s like God is giving us time to go within, regroup, and discover who we are and what is our purpose. Why not, all of us, take the time to make an assertive effort to consciously make some decisions that are for our highest good and the welfare of others. Remember, God has given us “free will” to create the world in which we want to exist. I suggest you start by writing a Daily Plan and making a sound decision to follow it. Your plan should always include the following ( You can add your own individual preferences):
Spiritual Activities - meditation, visualization, prayer, journaling, scripture- reading, etc., for at least one hour. If you are unsure as to how to meditate or visualize, go to YouTube. There are hundreds of guides and examples there.
Daily Hygiene and Exercise - brisk walks, cardio-, yoga, etc., for at least a total of one hour.
Mind-Enrichment Activities - reading an informative or inspirational book; playing mind-stimulating games; solving puzzles; calling old friends or family members you haven’t seen in a while; writing “Love" & "I’m Thinking of You” notes to the elderly; starting a new hobby or reviving an old one, etc. I’m sure you can come up with many other ideas.
I listened to and watched the" Celebration of the Life of Rep. John Lewis". I’m sure all of us are appreciative of his many accomplishments and the many sacrifices he made for African Americans and our Nation. I’m greatly impressed by John Lewis, the Man. He was a true gentleman of character, honesty, dignity, and compassion for all people. He loved and forgave everyone unconditionally and without hesitation.
These are some qualities that we can all decide to adopt and live each day. The choice is up to each of us.
BlogNote:1 "The Twelve Powers" by Charles Fillmore
Below, please enjoy "Spiritual Wisdom: An Examination", an episode of "Omni-U Presents: The H3O/Art of Life" television show with our guests, Dr. Lewis C. Baskins, Betty Wilson, and Omni-U Faculty member, Wayne Sebamurti Gentry.