Friday, February 5, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
I started this series from a challenge thrown down by my wife to plank and Pray now I see it has become a video series a journey to the inner core of my soul. God be praise. Watch and me and my special guest did deep into the physical core to find our inner Core strength. This first one is features a classic photo bomb by my # 3. Enjoy the rest of the series here: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/innercorework?source=feed_text&story_id=10153875517544339
or on YouTube Omar A. Muhammad
Friday, January 22, 2016
Let's continue to raise our collective voice until racism is defeated and not just #BlacklivesMatter but All lives Matter.
Monday, January 18, 2016
I guess I am so sensitive to this National Holiday because I had a part in it becoming a National Holiday. I lived on the East coast at the time. We made an annual pilgrimage to Washington D.C. To petition the Federal Government to make Dr. King's Birthday a National Holiday. We would conduct economic boycotts and stage large marching demonstrations. I will never forget the day in which we were marching in DC. At this time I was a Howard University student, We were marching in the deep cold of a DC winter. My feet were freezing they were so cold that I began to second think my commitment to stay until the end of the march, but late in the march as we were staging for closing words. The genius Steve Wonder came to the stage. He started singing the famous birthday song as a dedication to Dr. Martin Luther King. The words were so moving that it actually warmed my heart and the hearts of those who were marching in solidarity. At that mystical moment, the enduring song not only got locked into our collective conscious and hearts it became a stable at our birthday parties. It must have also touched the national leaders because, republican President Ronald Reagan signed the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday into Law. Yes... in hind sight he may have also been encouraged by our effective economic boycotts.
Today I did not get distracted. On this MLK Day I allowed the Spirit of God and Dr. King to lead me into deep reflection. Its my tradition to Listen to Dr. King speeches on this day but today I was lead to focus on one sermon, of Dr. Kind "Why I Am Opposed to the Viet Nam War." This message motivated me in a strange way. I was lead to extract quotes and principles out of the message for use on social media and to guide my faithful expression of social action against injustice.
Its strange how things change over time. I used to think the Dr. King was a weakling for allowing other to hit, spit on, stab and shoot him, but now I recognize he was indeed operating with supernatural power as a true disciple of Jesus even as his white christian brother cast doubt on his calling and ministry.He continued to stand courageous even while in prison, read a Letter from a Birmingham Prison, Dr King for all this and more I Thank You Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for your LIFE and ministry. You showed us the way... My God bless his name and soul for ever. Happy King Day... Live the Dream.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s actual Birthday. I was reflecting on the first day I heard Steve Wonder's birthday song. I was a Howard University student, we were marching on Washington DC Mall to get the attention of President Regan to make Dr. King's birthday a national holiday.
It was cold day with ice on the ground. But when Steve Wonder came out and sung this song. Our hearts were strangly warmed and then we had a sound for our cause.
Please reflect on the lyrics as we approach the national holiday.
Steve Wonder had a vision too as to how we could commorate this holiday. He saw a global party celebrating world peace. His vision is far superior to what's its becoming a day of voluteer work. "A day on instead of a day off." Some employers don't even resoect the national holiday and requrier their employees to work denying them the time to reflect on the life and work of Dr. MLK JR and it's impact on our life and destiny.
We really need to think about how WE will celebrate our hard earned holiday. By the way I'm thankful for former President Ronald Reagan for signing off on Dr. King's National Holiday.
THE SLEEPER MUST AWAKEN... LIVE THE DREAM!
Check the video below and reflect:
Watch "Happy Birthday (Steve Wonder) Lyrics" on YouTube
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Friday, December 25, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
my Tuesday Periscope theme. I talked today about being one with ourselves and being one with
God. I talked about a face to face table talk that I had with a local pastor. During the discussion
we talked about how I did not seem to fit into the traditional religious model of the church. I
tried to fit in, I tried to do it just the way they liked it. While doing so I was losing my personalty,
my feeling and my zeal. I tried to lift my hand on cue and say the ritualistic lines and prayers as
asked but the more I did it the more I became dissatisfied with the whole thing. I noticed that
when ever made a ritualistic mistake or did the communion with my heart and expressed my
personality with a contemporary benediction, the people loved it and told me so. But later
inoperable the week there would be general emails not addressed to any particular person, but
my spirit told me, it was in response to my expression of freedom.
I did for as long as I could. I tried to fit in to the template shaped by the ancients of old. I
also did it to prove to myself that I able to submit to religious authority. I was not deliberately
defiant to authority. In fact on the last day I did my religious duties as a congregational pastor, I
had did everything right. I keep the program to within one min. of the projected ending time.
But when I had finished I felt the most unfulfilled. It was then that I realized that I was trying to
fit myself once again into a box that I did not fit in. Then the question became for what? What
was I doing that for? Was it for a chance to get that denominations ordination? was it for ego?
Pride? what? Once I realized that I did not want to be ordained by that denomination that
they had noting I wanted. I was then able to see clearly that It was time for me to move on.
Because I just did not fit the template that they wanted me to fit in. I was faking conformity
but in reality I was not one of them, not a liturgical priest or minister. I am too free and
spontaneous for that. I look the the past for guidance on how I can move today. Not as a strict
guide as to how I am to be or do always and forever. I do not mind learning from the past in a
momentum but to remain in the past as a memorial as though God is not dynamic and can if He
want to expand my consciousness and use a new fresh benediction and start a new liturgy. So I
had to respectfully withdraw myself from my public attempt to fit in to the religious form. I had
to deny the carrot of an position in the denomination that has already judged that I did not
have the gifts that they wanted. So I had to become true to myself and become one with myself
and with God. Today I am free to be me and expresses my spirituality in what ever form fits the