Are we spreading the good news or are we spreading ourselves a bit too thin with media influenced propaganda? Are we providing what’s really important regarding news or are we simply sharing, posting and retweeting what the powers that be created to fill our sensationalistic soap opera cravings?

Think about it, from wooden soap box crates, positioned perfectly in our neighborhood parks, to the data based drama of scandals, lies, twists and turns stewing within instant notifications. Somehow, most have fallen into the mindset of enthusiastically sharing, potentially destructive information. From the nostalgics stories of our grandparents exercising their right to freedom of speech, to a meme with over a million views. From a time when people could listen without being censused, to our living room devices, blanketed behind a wall of controlled algorithms. What in the world has happened? By now one would think we’d have a grip on the situation!

Yet still, in today’s society, some sit back comfortably in the privacy of their wifi-ed homes and boast, “take that, I sent that to the whole world, now everyone will know the truth!” but the truth may only be what one has been influenced to believe and in that, only a small fraction of people will see the heartfelt post anyway, that is prior to being buried under the constant stream of newer posts, reminders and ads. To no avail though, being in most people’s mindsets it’s like “yeah! I got a hundred likes!” Sounds kinda like good news, right? Which is exactly why most remain content.

Only in actuality, all one did was tell the government whose side they’re on, and who’s in your circle of trust. Not to forget on the opposite side, where your stuck with the snide comments of your friends, co-workers or family members soon to blot you off their invite list, being you’ve voiced your opinion regarding a certain presidential candidate.

I know this speaks of my age and it should! I’m sure that more than a few probably don’t know what a soap box is and that’s understandable, especially since we’ve become conditioned to communicate digitally, but there is good news or should I say an awareness. What’s good about this awareness is, the future leaders of this world are currently evolving; rapidly.

They don’t use social media to create a digital footprint of their minds, orientation or intentions, they’re not bound by any third party entrapments, belong to any organization by membership, fee or bloodline. And they are definitely not a part of the created school structure we’ve been enslaved to trust in. They just are, they’re the future, and what they’ll share will be of benefit and great blessings to those that once was lost.

I don’t care to share or give much attention regarding the problems, issues and concerns within the powers that be. It does nothing for my purpose, spiritual growth or learning process if I waste time, obsessing over their blunders or successes. So I’m just going to continue to focus on myself, sharing the experience of enlightenment and learning from my own personal mistakes and achievements.

lastly, if you have a concern or problem with the powers that be, become a power yourself worth reckoning with, but not on their playing field. Remember to dance with the devil, means you’re already in hell, and there lies a song and dance, that’ll never end. Personally, I’d rather focus on the good news, that is the original purpose within the children of God.

Reginald O’Neal Gibson




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It amazes me how most people work, live and play to the standards, expectations and opinions of others; it’s simply a massive waste of one’s time. As if  these others are the authoritarians over another’s personal life! For instance, God created you and I perfectly! Ushered in by his masterfully skilled hands and timed us just right to thrive and develop within this era. Not only to be and grow into who he created us to be in a timely fashion, but to keep our minds focused on him and not the wiles or concerns of others.

Yes, at times, heartfelt opinions, mentorship and the love of others best advice, is a much needed comfort. Only that’s not my point, what I’m speaking on is when subconsciously, people fall into the mindset and expectations of others; as opposed to following God’s will. With this said, who’s the authoritarian of your life? Who do you really work for, live, or play for?

Maybe a better question who is living out, working through or vicariously playing with your life? Are you on the perfectly time scheduled God has set for your destiny or are you wound back on someone else’s clock? This is why I say don’t spend, waste or invest time, money or mind into something non-conducive toward your spiritual purpose. Don’t give of your heart and energy to a cause or idea, not beneficial of your calling or for the need of others God placed in your care. Grow your family, grow in self-awareness and give what God has given unto you to help others. In this, allow your God given time, to be a time where you give God back some time. And in this time, you would have invested in time well spent, not for others but for yourself, your loved ones and your true purpose.

Our time is limited, use it well. Before spending (more) time on yourself, spend time with someone or something that can return a blessed beneficial reward. I get it, in today’s mindset we all need some alone time, a break or that well deserved vacation but after awhile, these could develop into excuses! What we need more than anything, is to be realigned with spiritual peace. Why? Because the aftermath of taking that so-called time away, we find that we’re right back where we started, dealing, living and hiding from the true problem. Know that a break is just that, a break from whatever your (temporarily) trying to get away from. Thing is, leaving the problem only to return is madness right? That’s like being in an abusive relationship, breaking up and leaving with tons of baggage, then returning back to the source of the abuse completely refreshed, with the mindset things will be different now!

Yes, jobs can be difficult, relationships with friends, family or spouses at times can be painstaking. Traffic gets ridiculous, water cooler talk makes no sense whatsoever and the constellations within the universe aren’t lining up the way we’d like, but we can change this for someone else’s reality right?. You and I can be a blessing in another’s life, why not? If we want it for ourselves, lets be it for others first and witness how limitless our time will become. Only here’s a twist, could it possibly be something uncovered within us? Maybe it’s the circle of friends we’ve chosen, the job or even a relationship we dare not think of separating from? Now we’re really getting into the troubled waters of wasted time.

Not dealing with self is the most detrimental of all, which is the enemy from withins’ playground, constantly reminding of past failures, mistakes and self-induced barriers only to manifest thoughts of crippling fear, all to keep one at a state of complacency. So are we really managing our time well or are we still just trying to figure it all out? Remember we can’t take a vacation from ourselves i.e. mental bondages, but with the love of God, we can face, figure out, forgive and forget, all that once held us back in spiritual contempt. Either way, we’re all in this together and how we spend time together, helping, sharing and loving each other will provide the best benefit to a time well spent.

God bless!

Personal Note:

In total humbleness, I love my life. I’ve lived, learned and have developed a heart for sharing my best in hopes of shedding light on spiritual and personal development. If it enlightens you, reminds you or helps you to seek for yourself, God bless. If my purpose in sharing it’s not for you, God bless just the same. Whether we’re on the same page or not, whether we consider ourselves lions or Lamb’s, trust me within the chapters of time, we’ll all want our names written, spoken and acknowledged in the Book of Life.

Reginald O’Neal Gibson



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I know you are but what am I, says the man in the mirror. Ponder this for a moment. A person standing in front of a mirror, acknowledging through one’s reflection, a perceived image of one’s self, yet truthfully knows nothing about the spiritual workings within their mind, body or spirit. Seriously, think about it, what do we know of the mind, body or spirit? Honestly, little at best.

We only know what we’ve been told, persuaded by or have submitted to — as easily digestive truth. Recently, a philosopher begged to differ with me on this subject, telling me “we have immense knowledge about the human race regarding mind, body and spirit!”

I asked define we? He replied emphatically “the human race!” I smiled and said did you actually speak to the entire human race and come to that conclusion, or are you reflecting on the collective data gathered over centuries regarding advancements in medical science, bias historical evidence regarding religion and future technologies?

He said “of course, we have tables, charts and years of collective data which is core evidence of man’s evolution and advancement over time.” I humbly replied, “says the man standing in the mirror, convinced of one’s self through the eyes of the world.” He paused for a moment in complete wonder and said “hey, in the world I live in we do our best.” I smiled as he walked away, but again do we really know ourselves regarding mind, body and spirit? I ask this in part being most assume, judge or confidently suggest they know others, even though they may not fully have a sense of who they are themselves.

Do most even care, being they’ve accepted their reflection, personal perception or social contentment? I can’t answer this question for others or for that matter the world but one can ask, with all the advancements of our so-called human intellect, space travels, bioengineering and so forth, how is there still racism, sickness and poverty upon the earth? All this sensationalistic talk within society about personal self development, enlightenment and how to become a millionaire in five key steps is mind-boggling to me. Not to mention paired with all the “years of collective data” regarding the positive growth and accomplishments of mankind’s evolution.

What does this have to do with racism, sickness, poverty or personal reflection? Everything! Or better yet everything that is the essence of you mentally, physically and spiritually, being you are more than someone’s image, collective data or personal reflection. You are an in-progress, developmental masterpiece of God’s creation! Knowing this on an individual basis, while developing your spiritual senses are what’s needed to overcome loss of identity within this world. Know this, if you are blinded by the distractions of this world, you become a follower of its doings, if you become a follower you’ve submitted to being lead by the world, if you’re being lead, what world are you truly living in? I hope it’s not the same world the philosopher was referring too, being that doing our best, may not be actually our best, but rather a worldly image, reflected within the mirror they’ve provided. Think about it, because now the tables have turned. In other words upon my awakening, I know who I am and I’m more than a reflective image of worldly conditioning. So the next time you see a reflection of yourself, or you look in the mirror at God’s perfect creation, ask yourself; who are you?

*Seek thee out beyond the limit of complacent teachings and what has been given shall be revealed.

-Reginald O’Neal Gibson




By Popular Understanding; the end quote

Footprints of The Mind


“Most aspire to be successful, in a minefield of needs,

But   money  over  mindfulness,   mines  madness   indeed.

Moreover, mined your minds’ mine in the mysticism of the blind,

May  you  find  the  hidden  footprints,  as   found  in  the  eye  of  mine.”

– Reginald O’Neal Gibson

At the end of my poem, a few friends wanted more understanding as to Its meaning and why certain words we’re in italics. Here’s a deeper look into the parable. Know that within the last forty-two words, I wanted to focus on a message consisting specifically on seven italicized words. In this, shedding light on a much deeper meaning regarding word use.


To be successful over madness, mined your hidden I.”

(The seven key words within the end quote explained)

To = Expressing motion in the direction of (personal achievement) a particular interest.

Successful = Accomplishing an aim or purpose. Achieving one’s desire of happiness within a healthy/functional lifestyle for oneself and others.

Over = Expressing authority or control, rising above.

Madness = The state of being mentally ill (regarding today’s zeitgeist), especially severely.  The chosen action of extremely foolish behavior and or the state of frenzied/ chaotic behavior.

Mined = Excavation in the soil (or richness of mind) for extracting an abundant source of something.

Hidden = Out of sight; concealed, (as in repressed personal feelings) intentionally or unintentionally kept out of sight.

I = Noun (the I) Philosophy (in metaphysics) the subject or object of self-consciousness; ego, OR was I referring to the pineal gland?

Why I chose the word mysticism.

In today’s society, most feel inadequate in comparison to what is thought to be accepted, even beautiful or successful. In this, people often feel a need to catch up, become a part of or rise above the achievements of others. Such thinking critiques the true essence of life and in doing so, intrigues people to go desperately in search of whatever makes them feel free, in control or empowered.

Intriguers such as mindfulness, enlightenment and yes even mysticism. These examples in no way indicates negativity, but upon the non-spiritually initiated by way of the living word of God, does indicate the possible development of pseudo understanding in truth. 

As such, mysticism is defined as (most often) characterized by self-delusion, dreamy confusion of thought, especially when based on the assumption of occult qualities or mysterious agencies.

Know that many look for a way out of what they believe is spiritual persecution but know that avoiding truth, to find what is convenient for personal choice is a form of denial. Guidelines within the bible are not to harm you, but rather help, heal and share what is conducive to your physical as well as spiritual being. Seek not into the mystic for complacency or thought, least the footsteps taken will guide you into the blindness of the lost.

The three points of cognitive awakening; answered.

Yes, I was referring to the seat of the mind.

Yes, the format was meant to be in the shape of a pyramid.

Yes, the upside down eye represents something worth looking into.

Please remember poems, analogies and parables speaks differently to different people. Take what you can utilize and absorb the rest if possible. One day It may make all the difference within the subconsciousness of your temple.

-Reginald O’Neal Gibson