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Harriet Tubman: What Helps

Updated: Dec 19, 2019


December 18, 2019


I heard Auntie last night trying to tell me what helps, but I couldn’t stay awake. Then I heard her again this afternoon and started writing, but my son called with a problem so I stopped, kind of frantic that I might lose her, but she said, “Go on, you gots to take care of your baby boy.” (He’s 45.) And sure enough, she was there when I came back, just like she said.


"Don’t let yourself forget that that star is still up there shining,

even though some folk have lost sight of it."


Ann: Auntie, I heard you last night telling me what helps in a time when it feels like the pillars of our society are crumbling and bad people are winning. And worse yet, those we thought would hold fast are giving way. Is there something that would help?


Harriet Tubman: They sho is, honey. All’s you gotta do is keep yo eyes on that north star, that star that led them wise men to that little bitty baby that didn’t look like much, that was squalling and fussin’ and freezin’ in that stable but for that mama that kept him close. That’s the star that leads us out. We cain’t tell where it’s goin’. It may take us into some rough parts of town, but if we keep on following, it will take us out'en that part of town, and, you know, all them good folks who’ve been scratchin’ and scrapin’ are gonna come on out with us, a’singin’ and a’dancin’ and a'celebratin’ the light that comes from that star.

That star that is the light of god that reminds who we are and why we do what we do. Plenty of peoples gone through dark times. Don’t let yourself forget that that star is still up there shining, even though some folk have lost sight of it. It’s for us to remember, to keep seein’ and to keep sayin’ all that we know ‘bout the love of Jesus, Jesus that was poor and persecuted, beaten and slaved but who’s shining in that light about us now, who walks with us when we can’t see the light and shows us the way.

We gots to keep the faith, children. Nothin’ has changed because some old fat man has bullied a lot of sheep into walking right behind him over a cliff . Long as we don’t follow, long as we keep our eyes on that star, we be alright. It’s the inside that counts first, ‘cause without that you don’t have nothing. Pretty soon that inside light shines out and them silly old sheep will be trying to climb back up that cliff so they can get warm again. Jes keep the light, come talk to your ole auntie, and you be alright.


All blog entries are works of the imagination and are for spiritual and entertainment purposes only.

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Laurie
Dec 18, 2019

Hilarious...perhaps, and unless, one finds oneself in less than one's worst imagined experiences. Unless you've experienced this, unless you've spiritually connected through your human soul how dark this is...

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mkit60
Dec 18, 2019

"We gots to keep the faith, children. Nothin’ has changed because some old fat man has bullied a lot of sheep into walking right behind him over a cliff " Oh my I laughed and laughed when I read this part, how wonderful to have her here to remind us that all is not lost even though it feels like it is right now. Much love to Auntie for her wisdom and help getting us through this.

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Laurie
Dec 18, 2019

I will never be a proponent for religion, yet this, extraordinarily so, is so much what I needed to hear today. This extravagance of egregious, illegal, egotistical importance that is allowed to exact from those in this planet with less than, is excruciating...it is nearly killing me . To imagine, once again, knowing how easily and practical to Republicans I could once again become completely powerless.....is difficult to deal with...yet, it appears highly probable.

Seriously, if your channels have something to tell me now - if the last three plus years are to represent the next three years....it would be good to know. I wish my life upon no one.

NO ONE.

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