Absurd you say? Really consider it. Omniscient. Omnipotent. Omnipresent. Savior. And that's just Oprah.
Who saved Alabama from Roy Moore?
Who is leading the charge to seek justice for their dead sons and changing the trajectory of what it means to mourn while birthing activism?
Who is calling the President out on his bull at every turn and every time?
Who started a movement to uncover pervasive misogyny?
Who stares in the face of those who refuse to acknowledge her greatness and blatantly question her beauty?
These brave black women persisted and continue to persist in the face of fear and doubt. Like any deity, they understand their power and know the outcome of their efforts is for the greater good. Sacrificing. Taking the lashes. They are saving us. All of us. That is nothing but God. Nothing absurd about it.
How can I harness my own goddess energy (the energy of Serena, Tarana, Maxine, Sybrina, etc.)? What am I brave enough to do in spite of fear and doubt for the greater good?
Those are tough questions; the type of questions I typically run from or like a friend told me today, those are ones I cover with a band-aid instead of addressing.
A Goddess, product of the divine, doesn't cower. She stands alone with herself and listens to her heart. She dreams big and then bigger because like Liberia's former President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, once said "The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
It is time to bravely stand and walk boldly knowing the Gods have paved the way.
This post is inspired by this line from Angie Thomas' young adult masterpiece The Hate U Give: "Brave does not mean you're not scared. I means you go on even though you're scared." This is my 8th day of writing as part of 100 Days of Summer Writing.
Documenting my evolution by filling in space and matter one word at a time.