DREAMFORWARD-Inspiration-#13KUUMBA (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

One day from the start of a New Year and five days from BLOGFEST 2014, what a perfect quote for a challenging but blessed time!:)

Keep your head up. Keep your heart strong.

In my 15 years of researching my family lineage, I’ve experienced more unbelievable *events* than I can even begin to count. Just when I think the biggest, most significant find has been found, something comes along to trump it!:)

I’ve always had a special connection to the Ancestors, even as a child. I laugh now remembering the only person in my family this gift didn’t spook was my Great Aunt Minnie! She always knew me and always made it okay to just be me.

I could be fooling myself but I think the Ancestors and me have grown into an “understanding”. They direct me. I hear and follow their direction. They move me forward!

This isn’t to say the walks forward are without hills, valleys and potholes. No, the ask is usually challenging but at the end, I’m always the better for it.

Only time will tell, but this [spirit] work feels like the most important journey they’ve set my feet to yet. Opening my door to everybody’s Ancestors and their oft times difficult descendants sometimes feels too much; too heavy. And the adversaries? Whew!

I sometimes wonder if my Ancestors have forgotten I’m still me, Luckie — not Jesus or Job. A Buddha — IN PROGRESS! But before I dare ask “why me?”, I return to the one constant we’ve always had between us — trust.

Each One, Teach One. As I hold class on technology integration, the Ancestors are schooling me in the gift of service. Challenging EVERY reason and comfort I could attach to this work; I dig deep and plant my feet on solid ground.

“When people act on behalf of what is right, what is just, what is good, they learn the truth of what Nelson Mandela taught us: “It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Dawn of Answering The Ancestors Call

Dawn has it right, we must answer the Ancestors call keeping our heads up, and our hearts strong.

It’s always impossible until it is done.

Peace. Ease. KUUMBA.