Wednesday, June 06, 2007

positive INFLUENCE

i need to speak about this, about this very positive influence i've had watching The U.S. Vs John Lennon. as much as it makes me sick that a human being full of so much love and compassion could be stalked like a dangerous criminal by our very own GVT, it gives me great hope to know such a human being existed....

(i am currently listening to joss stone singing "i had a dream last night - what a lovely dream it was - i dreamed we all were alright - happy in a land of oz - what a lovely dream it was")

the hope continues...

i am in this place that tells me to no longer make apologies. to speak clearly and unafraid. the truth is something that we know but are scared to talk about amongst ourselves. SPEAK IT says the voice and I'll do so through prose rather than preaching. because it is not my intention, to speak out as if i have all answers, or even some..... but my truth.... i won't hide that in pretense. i won't manipulate myself for marketing sake or even to please. i will love forever but in a pursuit of truth, and there is a point when you accept that truth hurts sometimes or not and

i'll be there on the other side

ready to hold you and me and all of our dreams...

ready to begin again.

now i am listening to nina simone and that is why i go so deep - because others have before me. they have gone into the very depths of their souls and turned themselves inside out for all to see - exposed before the world without fear - full of faith that what they are, how they are designed, flaws and raw beauty and all, is intended. and they blow their horn loudly for all to hear. because they know they must.

i am in that place that says "it is time to shed your skin again" and this new phase is me coming from a placid stance overlooking a river to actually stepping forward and dipping my toes in.
in fact, dunking my entire body under the intimidating but ultimately healing waters.

the things i feel in my heart and soul are radical in a way. but not at all. they correspond with what i surround myself with, but to publicly declare "i am such a freaking liberal, you'd might as well add me to "The List"" is a little scary. i am ultimately just a nature loving, good hearted woman, but i can't keep my mouth shut for fear of big brother coming down on me somehow. watching that documentary about lennon refreshed me with the inspiration AND the intimidation of/for speaking your truth. i'm going to pick up the torch and SPEAK even though it's risky.

all we need is love


all we are saying is give peace a chance

that is really all i am saying
is that so bad????


Anonymous said...


I feel the more we can speak truth, the less conflict we create inside and out...sometimes perhaps it is silence which is the best choice, when our words will add nothing positive and no healing to a situation. Life long practice to know our true selves, isn't it?

Mary said...

Very nice post, Jessica. I also enjoyed reading your tagged post very much. It is fun to remember things we did and maybe our kids wouldn't believe it.

Anonymous said...

No that's not bad at all Jess! Ohhhh I love John Lennon! I totally agree with all that you say. Wonderful post, just wonderful!

Martha Marshall said...

Jessica, I couldn't believe it when I read this just now. Recently I've been feeling I should speak out more on the things I really care about. My blog entry from yesterday about the assaults on our privacy came from out of the blue, but I'm glad I did it.

C. Robin Janning said...


Right On!!!

Peace & Love,