Footprints of Miracles

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Mine your steps upon the placement of your mind,

mine what matters most, least madness lurks quietly behind.

My meticulously placed matters of mind, may yield miracles most find divine,

but mine your mind most carefully, never know what you may find.

A myriad of miracles may await your minds’ delight,

but remember minds are minefields, moreover mysteriously alike.

Mere matters of manners most people may see,

but only matters of the mind may reveal what’s hidden in thee.

Mastery of mind manifest miracles most divine,

stand guard at yours, least your dreams found less defined.

Many memories murmur, mysteriously in the meekness of mind,

moments matter most when moments are made to remind.

Miracles, miracles, miracles, most methodically awaits,

believe in your miracles, masterfully placed for goodness sake.

Missed miracles like mist may most often fade away, 

but most miracles like mist, will rise again someday.

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

money over mindfulness, mines madness indeed.

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

may you find the hidden footprints, as I found in the eye of mine.

                                                          by Reginald O’Neal Gibson

“May our minds unite in the mercy of God’s’ provisions.”

R. GIBSON

WHY I WRITE

Poem from GOD’S GREATEST CREATION: WOMAN

by Reginald O’Neal Gibson

WHY I WRITE

“I write because I’m a reflection of you and the beauty from within.

I write because It’s my legacy, my purpose, fanned by God’s given wind.

Set sail upon troubled waters in the darkest of night,

unto sunrise praise thee oh lord as our spirits unite.

From the sigh of his nostrils to the air that we breathe,

births my calling to fulfill the covenant of life; rooted deeply of blessed seed.

I write because it’s healing for all that journey the storm of this path,

a born again sinner in reverence of God’s mighty wrath.

More so into heaven, within the spirit I awake,

praised last words upon rest; was “my soul to take.”

I write to share wisdom, within this truth I shall remain,

cultivated by hands of praise, stretched high in Jesus name.

I write because I love you, I write because I’m free.

I write because I’m all that is you, as you are a reflection

of Christ within me.”

“We are as one, within the unfathomable wisdom of the Holy Spirit.”

– Reginald O’Neal Gibson

 

A LETTER TO MOM

 

I love, love, love my mother! When she came to see me at the Dayton Book Expo, she noticed my banner’s website address zoeylifesite.com; she immediately smiled. She got it! The meaning of the site/word. “ZOEY” in biblical reference as well as the greek terminology. From the scripture John 10:10 and many other passages throughout the bible, the word zoe was replaced/translated to be read as life.

Only thing is many people have forgotten or never really figured out what life is truly about. With this, ultimately passing through this spiritual journey upon the earth; blinded by human distractions. If we’d understood the reason for our lives, we’d be much better off, as opposed to defaulting towards the temporary vices of mental and physical escape. This is why I love to write in analogies; “for in this, is to nurture the seed of positive manifestation over the lands”( GOD’S GREATEST GIFT: WOMAN).

Moreover, I’ve found in my humbled experience, sharing certain answers not only puts a bullseye on your back but causes doubt, judgment and unnecessary barriers created between the sharer and receiver. This is why I’ve chosen to live, lead and love by blessed example, furthermore leading to the unmistakable, witnessed and confirmed by the results of my actions.

Although we do have a fallback in the form of cultural norms,various teachers and certain leaders, a good majority of the terms meanings are found in dictionaries or worse yet online, but what does that mean? If change has occurred in the form of taken misunderstanding, calque or translation, how do we derive true meaning from a word without root?

That’s the equivalent of your childhood picture being shown in a slideshow at your wedding. The picture doesn’t truly tell anything about you, your past, present or future purposes. It’s just an image. No different than the “image” of the life we perceive today. The image of money, power and respect, the idea of only having one life to live, so we better live it up as much as we can, while we can. Know that the perceptions of this picture means little to nothing, without the living example of a fulfilled purpose in action, to be witnessed, acknowledged and upheld, as tangible evidence of who we say we are.

So, if we solely go by the definition of a word given such as life, we’ve missed not only the true meaning but the actual purpose. Don’t believe me? Look up the word life for yourself and ponder if it guides or provides you with anything of true understanding. The best you’ll get is a mental picture. It might as well be a vivid photograph of a cold glass of water, filled to the rim with ice, frozen in time as the condensation appears to slowly creep down over its edge.

The reality is, it’s just a picture of a glass of water, the hard truth is your stuck in the heat of the desert, practically dying of thirst.

No different than the world we live in now, blinded by the thirst for knowledge, yet being hand-fed a picture of a translated word. Only we’re stuck fanning ourselves with a image rooted in idealistic contentment, ultimately falling for the mirage within the desert of our perceived reality.

Again with this, replacing the word zoe in the bible for the word life, further persuades you away from the actual meaning, teachings and purposes. If your diligent to look up zoe, you’ll find there’s meaning behind this word life (the perfect life of God’s original intentions), not just a translation. Within this meaning you’ll find a newer understanding i.e. truth and within this truth, you’ll find your purpose as it was originally intended.

So as mentioned earlier, I love, love, love my mom and thanks to her for noticing truth within the perception of my spirit-filled intention. And before I forget, to all the mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

Reginald O’Neal Gibson

AS I LAY; THE TRUE PURPOSE OF REST

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It was a rather long drawn-out day working under sinks, patching walls and rewiring light fixtures but cry out I dare not. What’s to complain about  when work is required and I’m the right man for the job. Nevertheless, the body speaks aloud when at its most vulnerable. This is the quiet moments just before falling asleep, a time most often took for granted by reviewing the stressors of the day or the fears of tomorrow. This delicate transition is when the mind slips from conscious meditation, to that of the beautiful restlessness within the subconscious. Here’s where my vision began and here, is where I’ll tell the story as I laid upon hearing the final word.

Pain, pain and even more pain screams from the neck of my body, so loud it awakens and grabs the attention of the soles of my feet, restless as they are kicking and moving about under the covers of night. What are you yelping about up there? Is it not I who takes the weight of whole and bears the burden of this temple? Why do you speak in such a manner? The neck swiftly answers. You are beneath but yet you still move about even when in rest, you’ll have no counsel here tonight, for you are of little importance for I am the seat of the head and my pain shall be heard. The soles of feet in all humbleness replies, what is the seat without the wisdom gained from the travels of my journey? I’ve weathered the storms, terrains and valleys all while carrying you as the seat upon my shoulders. You are at the will of my burden and your tears within the night, overflow my cup causing  restless under the veil peace. Did someone say shoulders? It is I the barer of burden, I listen to the bellowing between the broad of my purpose everyday without submission or complaint, why must I endure the bickering between the either of you? Am I not the strength that holds the key to the heart? Am I not the forgotten treasure taken in and released like the tides of the ocean sands giving breath to our purpose?

Now boasting with pride comes an even louder voice. Stop I say! Bellows the chest. I bare the true pain of the whole, witness now as I claim the bosom of life, no more shall I trouble with the bickering of your ignorance. Then suddenly an eerie silence befalls my temple, as the darkness creeps ever so near.  Peace be still over your restless toil a voice whispers within the void. All is of purpose, all is of oneness within the temple, yet none are truly alike. Even the softness of the cheek bears the difference between tears of joy and the pain of regret, the kiss of a child’s love or the aggression of a fools anger. Your rest is soon to come, speaks the calming voice within the void of my temple. For I am the eternal and you are but dust upon the earth.

Query not within the dawn of night the eternal says, I go for only a little while to bring healing upon the dusk of your true purpose. Now rest as I open the treasure once again,  remember not death but thankfulness upon your awakening.

*This was the night of my heart attack. It reminds me how the mind and body at times battle with indifference. Such is often the case with people complaining amongst each other, judging and attempting to communicate (per opinions only). With this often becoming distracted from our collective purposes. Point is we’ll all one day return to the dust of the earth. So again with this said, let’s remember to see each other in the blessings of our lives, as opposed to taking chances with the bickering of tomorrow. I say this in wisdom after surviving the three near-death experiences of my past. Remember this, you’ll never know upon the rest of your evening, when or if the eternal will seek thee not your temple again.

Reginald O’Neal Gibson

AM I UNAPPROACHABLE? 

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I recall like it was just yesterday, raising my head high after a deep breath, finally a moment of peace, contentment and praise; thank you lord for yet another day. This, I uttered softly just prior to clocking out and going home. It was at this moment when I heard a young lady who appeared to be slightly frustrated say “excuse me, you are just so unapproachable!”

Needless to mention, I smiled in politeness and continued on my way. In total honesty, I’ve heard this and similar descriptions regarding my personality over the years, so please allow me to shed just a bit more light on the subject. Have you ever been busy, in a rush trying to accomplish a task or personal deadline? Maybe you’ve found yourself in a grocery store trying to multitask recipes for the upcoming week, attentively texting back and forth about what Redbox movie to get, while simultaneously budgeting to the best of your cognitive ability. Not to forget planning your families upcoming vacation!

Thinking back on this, were you polite to the cashier? Did you even noticed the elderly woman needing help lifting her grocery bag into her cart? Did you remember that last second verbal request not on your list but just so happened to be on the far opposite side of the store? You know that one particular item your child needed for a class project, which prompted you coming to the store in the first place, all in hope of beating the highway rush hour!

Here’s what I’m trying to say, at some point we all get deeply involved and focused on what’s needed to keep ourselves, our families and our goals intact. With this, for others currently not on the same path we mean no disrespect during our busy times but nonetheless, we that are committed must do what we can do to the best of our ability to fulfill our purpose.

So in my case, it’s not that I’m standoffish, difficult to talk to or “unapproachable,” it’s just that I’m busy as well, fulfilling God’s purpose for my existence, i.e. multitasking between jobs and my life’s work, family and legacy. What else is there but to honor life, wife and God’s calling within the strength of this temple. So for  future friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances alike, know that I am here, but as the foundation beneath your feet, the air aloft your wings and the example of a humble servant of God’s intent for my life.

So to get to know me is to nod without judgement, smile without strings attached and uphold one another with prayer, praise and respect. I am not prideful, I have no hidden agendas, nor do I think I’m better than anyone. It’s just that I’m spiritually on task, confidently focused and committed to being the best version of myself per the will of God.

With this said if we ever cross paths present or future, let me initiate a hello! I’m Reginald. Wow! You are beautifully blessed and wonderfully made in the likeness of God the almighty. It was a pleasure meeting you, thank you and may God continue to bless your journey! If my interaction was a bit swift, please forgive without judgement or scoff! Just know that I, like many others are insatiably that way while in focused mode. As far as my self, commitment is a lifestyle, so smile and nod knowing I have your best in heart. Am I unapproachable? No, not in the least but lets be honest, I’m a married man, devoted to my life’s work and intimately involved with the teachings of christ as the living word of God. What else is there? But the occasional brief interaction in passing. So again, hello! My name is Reginald.

THE STAND

 

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We all at some point pull out a soap box to stand on, just in case we need an audience to coincide with our current opinions. “Hey everybody, I believe in this and I believe in that; who’s with me!?” Then on to the checking of how many likes I get on fb but wait! First I gotta send a cute emoji/hashtag/tweet or an engaging picture. Then on to sitting back and checking every few hours in regard to the response!

The thought process that soon follows is normally along the line of ”Yeah I’m gonna change the world! I got a voice, I’m empowered and I’m going to be heard!”

When what’s really going on is the manipulation of misguided purposes, created to keep you or others distracted while siphoning your true potential! Here’s what I’m saying, we all have a voice, we have an opinion and with this we often have a perceived image, idea or understanding between the differences of right and wrong.

Only there’s a factor, a game being played out unknowingly to most and it’s called targeted idolatry. Think about it, suddenly we all have a shot at this freedom of speech on the assumption that the world can view, understand and be influence by your opinion but this isn’t always the case. The algorithm in which your “soapbox” vent is being displayed over social media is nowhere near what one expects! You think your voice, ideas or opinions are being seen or heard by millions? Not! It’s being seen by a select few, flashed within a text or tweet lifespan of less than forty-five minutes at best.

You think your message is getting out? Maybe so but only to your friends, family and extended followers, painstakingly over and over again! And yes “tagging” appears to help but honestly does anyone in your circle really believe in your soapbox of the day or are they simply giving you a polite “like?”

Going deeper within the subconsciousness of your mental storehouse, you feel in your gut the digital world of “soap box opinions” and vents are to keep a closer eye on you and your followers personal business but you tag them anyway. What better way to play on the mind of the masses by making them feel like they’re a celebrity on social media. In doing so, collecting all they’re heartfelt opinions, ideas, personal business and or historical/family issues. No wonder targeted adds pertaining to searches from other sites somehow mystically appears on your fb ads. This media influenced algorithm can care less about your opinions on worldly affairs, just as long as you keep the fight i.e. “soap box vent” to your controlled personal device, limited platform or friends and followers.

The bigger picture is to keep you so distracted by your online celebrity-ism status, that you forget how powerful your voice is in person, around the community, in the church, on the job, at city hall and the like thereof.

Your voice should be heard by ears and not so much, controlled digital text or images. Interpersonal communication is a key factor if you’re trying to convey a message of integrity. In this you can see with your own eyes, the effect you have on the people and in return they can see your actions taken “in real life,” as opposed to a character displayed, created, edited, retweeted and idolized on social media.

This is why I only have a select few and even with them, many are just being kind by offering me “polite”online company. Most truly don’t understand me or even care to know me personally for that matter, I hear I’m often “unapproachable”. The majority are fb friends by way of marriage, work acquaintance or family. And I’m totally good with that, being I’m a “lay-low for now” type of introvert. Know that I’m not against fb but honestly, most people haven’t the slightest idea what fb stands for, so here’s my take.

I think Facebook stands for Facial Aggregation Controlling Empowerment By Others Opinionated Knowledge. To cynical? How about Featured Algorithm Containing Everyone’s Bio Of Organized Keepsakes?

Still too much? Ok, how about fb stands for FEEDBACK? And not for our own knowledge or personal data collection but for the upholding of the principalities of the world. Either way, it’s just my opinion right? It’s not like I’m on the radar with my 105 fb friends, just know that we all have an opinion but just as “faith without works is dead,” so are soap boxes if not acted upon respectively or consistency. To disperse any confusions, my purpose is greater than temporarily captivating others attention spans. That is, for the collective data use for the powers that be but rather, solidifying a seed for future generations to come.

Think about it, what’s going on in the world is on the wicked intent of distracting you to follow the chaos or the next best thing; not your created purpose. People commenting on the president regarding his successes or failures; as if he actually cares! Black, white or whatever the nationality, this elected official is a man fulfilling what he believes is his destiny and to the least of his concern is you, me and any other person, not within the scope of his generational plan.

School shootings and gun control, GMO foods and the mislabeling of health foods, americans dividing over an athlete’s decision to kneel, a wall idealized to keep others out, when in fact could seal us in. And not to forget, Influential parts of history are being replaced, redirected or hidden by online keyword searches. I can go on and on but soap boxes aren’t my thing, platform or scope of purpose.

I stand on the unfathomable wisdom of the Holy Spirit and in doing so, I speak on a much greater level than the trivial, media-influenced propaganda shoveled down the cluttered faculties of today’s mindset. I speak and act on humility, faithfulness and forgiveness. I speak on letting my actions develop my character by the living word of God, not idolization for personal or governmental use. My purpose is that of the eternal and having said this, how to lead by Christ’s example within the spirit of this reality. 

This is not a call to action! This is not about who I want you to believe I claim to be, nor when and where to purchase my next book. This is about you and finding your true purpose amongst the distractions. So have at it! Search yourself and not the web, nor guru or entrepreneur seeking his yacht downpayment.

Seek until you’re faced with your own personal issues, barriers and fears, then humbly submit to Christ. Avoid the idolatry of social media! Read within the pages of the living word of God. And please, abstain from falling into the traps of mindfulness i.e. denial, mental idolatry or separatism. Seek ye first upon your knees, until the day you’re strengthened to stand.

– Reginald O’Neal Gibson

 

3 ESSENTIALS FOR AN AMAZING LIFE!

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Regarding the steps or essentials for an amazing life, there’s obviously more than what’s listed but these three (3) without fail, will lead you in the right direction. And even better, you don’t have to subscribe or enlist your e-mail address for a countdown, webinar or Master Class (at least not yet)!

The three (3) essentials for an abundant, healthy and financially stable life:

1.) How we treat, take care of and love each other. Especially within our personal,   recreational and business life.

2.) How we take care of ourselves, “CONSISTENTLY” on a physical, mental and spiritual basis.

3.) How we trust in God’s purpose for our creation, conducive to ones spiritual embodiment (not the wiles of lust, idolization or other’s opinions).

In this, we naturally develop a strong sense of faith, personal trust and confidence in all that we aspire to achieve.

“Knowing is only the beginning, “BELIEVING” is the next step towards your blessed destiny!”

– Reginald O’Neal Gibson

WHAT’S YOUR WHY?

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We all have purpose, we all have that something deep within the best expression of ourselves. Only we must identify with this “Something” and bring it to fruition. This feeling, this deeply embedded emotion, is your creative resource in which you have the blessed favor of God; if you just believe. The only thing that can stand in the way of this awesome power known as belief or faith, is your reason. Your reasoning or understanding of who you think you are and the purpose of your life. If there is no clarity of reason, there is no peace of mind. In this, life would be a struggle, life would appear to have no tangible meaning for your existence but I beg of you, accept that you are of great purpose! You have that “Something” special in your heart, mind, body and soul. What is this “Something?” It is your WHY, your driven spirit of survival and progression. Your embedded purpose to do what God has called you to do, to become and lead by representation, but only you can find what has be given. Look deep within yourself and identify with this power. Trust, believe and have absolute faith in your creation, your reason and ultimately your purpose. I humbly ask of you, spend some time in prayer, soul search within the meditation of your heart and find that something special. Again, Identify what has been given unto you, with this said; go forth and find your WHY.   – Reginald O’Neal Gibson