IF THE DEVIL OFFERS YOU A GLASS OF WATER

Lies upon lies and fears upon induced fears fuel the flames of the unaware until ash becomes one’s mindset. In this, if you allow the well to run dry, dust holds no resilience over the forced winds of deceit. 

No one is without a living well in which to drink. As such, if the devil offers you a glass of water, don’t drink; least you plan on staying. Know that prudence has risen to quench one’s thirst but first, you must guard your mind against the influences of the wicked; Don’t drink!

Want more clarification? Here are three points to ponder:

Fear-based tactics are the art of war in its incubation period.

When you find yourself choosing sides, you’ve unintentionally walked off the cliff of your salvation.

Due to attrition, one may think they have an informed opinion, but what is thought within the absence of mind?

Think About It.

Reginald O’Neal Gibson

THE GLIMPSE

Every now and then people ask me “Reginald, why so serious?”

Well, here’s a glimpse.

Last night I walked upon the brilliance of clouds eternal and I found myself past the glorious gates of heaven. Gone was the pain, burdens, worries, and fears as they drifted farther and farther away from my soul. As far as the eye could see was perfection, my goodness such an amazing, powerful place. Home for eternity shouts my heart with praise and reverence for our God almighty!

Then Christ appeared! I fall upon weaken knees and cry aloud grasping at his garment, thank you Jesus! Thank you Lord! Oh how I’ve longed for this day, yes to my savior, thank you Jesus! Then Christ kneels and lifts me up, his touch was like nothing before, then he looks deeply into my eyes, starts to weep and whispers into my ear “our father who’s art in heaven says “within the blink of an eye, I’ll come again soon enough,” then he turns and walks away taking the clouds with him. Swiftly descending and flailing out of control I scream no lord don’t leave me, I’ve accomplished a great many deeds, tasks and accomplishments, I’ve reached over a million followers! Christ then answers with a smile, “for their sake I hope not, that was MY calling.” And that’s when I wake up!  

The moral is let not great deeds or accolades fool you into thinking your good enough! No one will ever have more followers than Christ, as such, heaven isn’t impressed by the social standards of man’s pride but by the repentance of one’s sins. 

Almost every night I have vivid dreams of biblical proportions, powerful visions and immense words of wisdom pressed and anointed upon my heart. This is why I’m diligent. This is why I’m driven and in this, is why my life’s work is so serious.

My question to you is . . .

Are you living your dreams?

What is your product?

What are you selling? 

Whether you’re a leader, a follower on the way to greatness or someone looking to free the worthiness already embedded within your spirit, know that if your leadership, product or purpose doesn’t align with God’s anointing over your life, the only book that truly matters, would be void of your name written within its pages. 

Yes, most of us want to have a little heaven on earth but remember, our time is limited, and heaven already has a prepared place for our eternity. So now, it’s a pretty good time to find worthy, become that leader by righteous example and yes, be a little more serious about your plan, your place and your overall purpose in life.

– Reginald O’Neal Gibson

WE ARE THE DREAM: Speech

We are THE DREAM by Reginald O’Neal Gibson at the Eichelberger Amphitheater first Annual Unity Walk

To be present, one must know their past. To be future, one must continue in wisdom. The dream was only the beginning.

Reginald O’Neal Gibson

Dr. King not only spoke into the depths of our souls, but he also impressed upon our minds by way of analogies. Images that sparked our imaginations and to some, their greatest fears. People tend to forget, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t about violence, nor was he about raising a people against their nation, but rather a man standing firm within his constitutional rights to choose peace and forgiveness in the face of iniquity. He spoke eloquently and passionately when he shared these words,  

“I HAVE A DREAM!” 

“I SEEN THE PROMISE LAND!” 

And never forget that one day,

“CHILDREN WOULD NOT BE JUDGED BY THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN, BUT BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER . . .”

I stand before you today and profess, I as well share a common thread in the fabric of a manifested unity, bonded strong in righteousness! Having said this, I too have seen the promised land by way of birth through God’s greatest creation, and within this land, I submit unto you, I AM THE DREAM!

Please understand, this comes with great responsibility. The responsibility to not only accept that I am the dream but to acknowledge and affirm that YOU are the dream as well! So it should go without saying, that if I am the dream, and you are the dream, then together we embody the dream and dwell within the promised land together! Why? Because we live in a time such as now! 

Only there’s one remaining issue. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t just speaking about blacks and whites coming together as one. He understood the human condition to withdraw upon the insecurities of a manifested sickness, already saturated within the hearts of the wicked. Which is why he often spoke in analogies. Please understand, If I am the dream, and you are the dream, then the next step in human evolution is to come together and take action! In other words . . . we must wake up, the alarm of our created purpose is going off!  

In today’s societal norm, it’s as if we’ve lost our way, forgotten the core truth within our history and as such, wondering aimlessly again in a wilderness, but this time it’s created by our own idealistic insecurities. I submit unto you, that the tyranny we now face isn’t so much about the color of our skin, albeit it’s still a remaining factor, but now there’s another threat conquering the horizon. That is, the content of our children’s characters are now under relentless attack! Moreover, it doesn’t appear as if we’re creating more Dr. Martin Luther Kings or the like thereof, apparently that’s to much power for a good man or great woman to have, especially if the negative powers that be aren’t using them as puppets to sell a product. 

Our children are growing up to idolize reality television shows, millionaire sports figures coming right out of high school, and the glitz and glam of any soundtrack proclaiming to be that of a musical artist!  Lost is the interpersonal communication skills needed to uphold unity and bond, found is the manifested lust of becoming what is NOT, nor truth, value or purpose by way of an unguarded mind.

This imagery doesn’t remotely appear, to be the promised land that I’ve prepared to die for. Please understand, If I’m the dream, and you are the dream, we together embody the dream! And as such, we must wake up, take action over our lives and our children’s lives, and lay waste to our new opinionated and old discriminatory ways, and unify as one. It is in this, we can build a bridge from the dreamland to that of a great manifesting reality in unity!

I’m going to let you in on a little secret I’ve held for many years. As a teen, I didn’t particularly care for Dr. Martin Luther King Day, allow me to tell you why. First of all, I was born about six months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ultimate sacrifice for the equality of mankind. In school, we covered his story briefly among the studies, which lasted less than a few days. So I didn’t truly understand what he stood for, let alone died for. All I knew was if a good man spoke up, chances were he’d get a bullet in return. Same for Malcolm X, JFK, and various other great leaders. So when Dr. Kings Day came around, I’d already had pre-existing fears of purpose driven men being assassinated, but that’s not the only reason I shunned this day. 

Turns out my biggest issue wasn’t the fear or anxiety,  it was the lack of representation in the face of hypocrisy. Obviously a statement resulting per the environment that tore at my soul as a young adult desperately in need of a mentor or competent leader!

I’d see black people on Dr. Kings Day throwing their hands up yelling “Black people did this, and black people did that” but the ones that we’re speaking and shouting as a representation of my culture were blatantly hypocritical or corrupt in some kind of way but then again,  that was the product of my environment. In other words, if I didn’t have a positive mentor, how could I believe in leaders, let alone become one myself. This is why I thank Dr. King for his sacrifice, his spiritual analogies and his stance in the face of inequality, solidified as his life’s work. As a result by way of spirit, early in my childhood, I set out with a personal journey of my own which is to be the unblemished leader I was called to be. Again, I absolutely love what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for and as such, I too came to the realization that through the trials and tribulations of my own story, that in me was the promised land Dr. King dreamt about. 

So now, with an encouraged heart and enlighten soul, I take up my cross to bear and I say unto you, that if I am the dream, and you are the dream, we embody the dream! Therefore it’s of utmost importance for us to wake up and build this bridge of unity together! Not for idealistic purposes of self, but for the sake of our children, our history, and a unified future!

Lastly, allow me to reiterate. I absolutely love celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day but please know, it takes more than remembering the past, we must also prepare for our future, because an even greater threat to all mankind is on the horizon.

– Reginald O’Neal Gibson

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Day!

STAY WITH ME

Why are we so emotionally affected by other people’s opinions, sensationalism and worldly norms? Simply put, mind conditioning. For instance, we’re told what to buy, what to invest in, what to eat, how to look, what’s new and trending, what success is or isn’t, what’s important and of course whose important!

With times changing swiftly, we often get confused as to who we are, why we are, and our overall purpose in life. Mind blowing to say the least! Only here’s the issue, the results are of confusion, discord and comparison. Which ultimately leads to personal indifference, thus suitable ground for mental conditioning! When a person reaches the point where they’re mentally exhausted, hidden in fear and or judgement, that they coward behind a mask of denial, they’ve unknowingly submitted themselves to mind conditioning.

In this, the fall back results in the relying on a others to lift them up, hence “others opinions, sensationalisms or worldly norms.” Only issue is, people are hurting! You’ve been hurt, I’ve been hurt, they’ve been hurt, but often we don’t speak of it accordingly. We simply ignore from within as we were taught and think ourselves it’ll just fade away. Moreover, relying solely on surface level imaging, why? Mind conditioning. People fear what they can’t see but often bury unresolved issues so deep, it haunts them to seemingly no end. This is why it’s said “our greatest enemies are – ourselves” but that’s a lie, you are not the enemy. Our greatest enemy is the wickedness of a sinful nature, nourished under the guise of worldly norms and manipulation , but it doesn’t end there for we have repentance!

At any given moment in our lives we can at our weakest hour, resist the temptation, the conditioning and yes; the fear. The devil is in the details of our minds, the details of hidden guilt, worry and hate, but before any of this was applied as worldly conditioning, we were created in God’s image, favor and mercy. You are not lost in mind, body or spirit!

So let not the conditioning of your mind be the resting place for others “opinions, sensationalism or worldly norms.” Remember who’s image you were created in! Remember that life was spoken into you! And trust, before any forms of darkness or conditionings were ever burdened upon your mind, eternal words were spoken. As such, and never to be forgotten, for deep within the creation of our spirit, God whispered; “stay – with – me.”

Reginald O’neal Gibson

BALANCING ACT

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Balancing “ACT” indeed. Life should not be a staged play for the abused or the pacification of others. Don’t allow the dangling of a “golden carrot” to mislead or corrupt your destined path. In this, the blind would be a reflection of a failed society, not living up to their blessed potential. True balance is within IQ+EQ+SQ which results in the sum total of one’s 3Q. Innergize your life Mind. Body & Spirit! 

Golden carrot? Can you remember the picture of the farmer dangling a carrot in front of the horse to pull the wagon? The horse works seemingly all day chasing the reward of the carrot, only to be controlled by another’s personal gain or intent. Question, are you following your dreams or someone else’s carrot? Are you following money, power and respect but deviating from your path of true life fulfillment? Balance your mind and you’ll find that your greatness is worth more than all the gold in the land. INNERGIZE!

Reginald Gibson 

MAN ABOVE MEN

Purpose Driven

The purpose of man’s life is to tend the garden of earth. It is our “life’s work” to make suitable the land for God’s greatest creation; the woman. For within the woman holds a blessed covenant, hidden from man which is the essence, the purpose and meaning of life. She is the breath! Heaven on earth walks amongst us, for eternity dwells within her heart. Love her unconditionally and tend your purpose well; man above men.

 – Reginald O’neal Gibson

To Whom This May Concern

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(Responding to a thought leader on social media, I was asked “how can we master mind over matter?” This was my response).

To master “mind over matter” we must first define or try to clarify the differences between people’s ideas, understandings and knowledge of the terminology (matter & mind). To clarify “people’s anything,” is to first accept the limitations of others thought processes, socioeconomic upbringings and cultural/environmental influences. 

That said, we cannot fully speak on another’s understanding. What we CAN do, is deduce how we (individually) on a personal/spiritual level, relate to the awareness and teachings of universal laws. In this relies the first step to mastering “mind over matter.” Consider the terminology first:

Matter: Regarding what we acknowledge as particles, combined elements and physical substances that takes up mass or space within this reality.

Mind: A fragment of consciousness which holds an eternal power that transcends “all” physical substances i.e. matter.

For instance, your temple/body is presently in the form of a solid matter. It has weight, it takes up a certain amount of space and is the sum total of atoms, chemicals and biological elements that’s conducive to the sustainability of life. 

Although the body exists of solid mass and mass defines as “matter,” human beings possess the ability to communicate or transcend out of its mass by way of speech, vibration, thought process, belief, emotion and faith.

The other terminology differs as such, “Matter” is used as a factual statement or circumstance, often as conclusion within interpersonal communication, i.e. “as a matter of fact, in my opinion politics is a distraction.”

Getting back to the body, the body has limitations but the clarified mind is free! If one could tap into the power of the mind, they’d possess the ability to master “mind over (all) matter” but this is not the way of the world. Most people spend the best of their lives trying to master others, trying to master money and ultimately trying to master life itself. 

This attempt or understanding of mastery is rhetorical and frivolous at best. Life was not created for the idealization of man to master but rather live and flourish within the environment given. This is why the eagle captures the snake. 

The eagle has no limitations of mind within its environment, clarity or purpose. Hence, the eagle by way of embedded instincts, has mastered “mind over matter”.

(Here’s what I didn’t say)

Obviously, we as human beings are embedded with intuition, spiritual gifts, wisdom, great purpose and much more but we (most) do not follow the course or purpose of our creation. Unlike the tree, the insect or animal (yes, they all have consciousness), humans are the only species on this planet to be led or choose to leave their God given purpose or path in search of idealistic wonders, desires and or riches. In this, one cannot master mind over matter nor environment or even self, being one has opted out of his/her created purpose. Can a fish master the land? Can a bird master the ocean? No, and I’m sure they don’t care to being the environment is not conducive to either’s created purposes. And here’s the thing, man has dominion over the animals within the land and sea, but fails terribly when it comes to the mastery of self. In conclusion, let’s ponder for a moment, why even ask the question “can we master mind over matter,” because if we could, we’d probably corrupt, destroy or monetize it as with all other attempts to control God’s natural resources. Think about it.🤔

-Reginald O’Neal Gibson

*CHECKING IN

At the start of this year I posted . . . 

“As of 2019, instead of investing on ads, marketing tools and master classes, I’m going to help, raise up and invest in my family and friends . . .” And also “If I do this correctly as well as faithfully, I expect to get kicked off of social media sometime this year!”

Here’s the update, the return in family, friends and community has been absolutely mind blowing! No money gained but my goodness the rewards of health, wealth and opened doors are that of miracles! 

Clearly social media hasn’t deleted me yet, but I can tell I’ve peaked the algorithm’s interest! It’s all a chess game now and even though they own the pieces, I/we hold the table, which upholds the game board. 

And at any given time, we can fold up table, visit each other, write a letter, shake hands, meditate or give a speech (per our constitutional right), without censorship or targeting of collective media bargaining. In this no *OI (outward intelligence) can chart your course, manipulate your mind or simulate you future. ✅ mate

Think about it, don’t share, text, post or speak of it; just think.🧐

-Reginald O’Neal Gibson 

ME MYSELF & YOU – “THE SECRET,” REVEALED.

Me: a shared interpretation that coexist by the acknowledgment of you and I, based solely on the outward characteristics that I display.

Myself: Who I believe to be as a result of cultural, societal and environmental impact. Thus, collectively embracing and filtering through the experiences of life, opinions and acceptances.

You: You are a reflection of collective thoughts, actions and displayed personality traits others or I perceive and accept to be true, but often manipulated by the shadows of insecurities or fear.

If this is true even somewhat, It beckons the question, who’s reflecting who? Does it explain the cliche “beauty is in the eye of the beholder?” Does it shed light on who we look up to, dislike or model in behavior?

This is why It’s so vitally important to love yourself, because to truly love others and become the greatest version of yourself, you must first embrace your worth!

Otherwise, your perceptions of negative self will reflect upon the world, the society in which you live and the people closest to your dreams, goals and lifestyle.

In short, do you want the attraction of abundance, success and or acceptance? Then change any form of negative reflections from within and start by loving yourself first, not money, nor power or the control of others. Upon this you can faithfully build and receive upon your blessings. Do not thwart the very purpose of your existence.

This is but one of many reasons we’re instructed to “love thy neighbor” (Matt 22:39 KJV) and to “do unto others, as you’d have them do unto you.” (Luke 6:31 KJV)

With that said, if one’s actions, displayed characteristics or personality traits are truly a reflection of self, then the world is not to blame, but rather the enemy from within i.e. me, myself and I not you, they or them. In this, the law of attraction can throughly be explained within the reflection of one’s self worth.

– Reginald O’Neal Gibson