Revolution - What is it? Most people associate the word with an abrupt and often time violent shift in a political paradigm...but that's not the case often. As a matter of fact, people perform revolutionary acts each day! One definition of revolution is as follows... Revolution - 3.) a sudden, complete or marked change in something. Someone may change religions when it becomes clear that this dogma no longer represents them in their quest for spiritual evolution. One may leave a job because they were refused more pay, a higher position or some recognition. A person may decide to leave an abusive relationship, or decide to walk away and severe the ties of manipulative friends. More importantly, an adult may decide to let go of the shame, pain and guilt they felt from childhood abuse. Making the choice to open up, talk about and not run from the pain any longer. These minor acts of revolution , are ones that have major positive ramifications to the person practicing it. So my friends, continue to makes the moves to better your lives and brighten your future! Rock on!!
A Georgia judge had tough words for a woman who pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend rape and molest her two young daughters.
"I don't know that I have ever said a curse word from this bench, but you may be the vilest bitch that I have ever met," Bibb County Superior Court Judge Howard Simms told Amanda Arellano on Thursday,The Macon Telegraph reported.
Simms then sentenced Arellano to 30 years in prison and lifetime probation.
The 29-year-old Fort Valley woman was arrested along with her boyfriend, 29-year-old Daniel Kelly Copeland, in January 2012, after Copeland's father reported them to police.
Copeland's father told authorities his son had admitted to sexually abusing Arellano's two daughters, then ages 6 and 8, according to The Albany Herald.
The sex acts, authorities said, took place between Sept. 1, 2011, and Jan. 18, 2012.
According to Bibb County Prosecutor Nancy Scott Malcor, Copeland told police he and his girlfriend started doing drugs in September 2011, which made them "especially sexual."
Arellano, the prosecutor said, would help the 8-year-old girl perform sex acts with Copeland, including sodomy and oral sex. She would also hold the girl down while Copeland had sex with her.
The 6-year-old was subjected to similar abuses, including oral sex and attempted rape, authorities said.
In April, Copeland pleaded guilty to rape and four counts of aggravated child molestation.
As a condition of a plea agreement, Copeland was sentenced to 25 years in prisonfollowed by lifetime probation. Copeland also agreed to testify in Arellano's case.
Arellano, who was scheduled to go to trial later this month, opted to plead guilty on Thursday, to a number of offenses, including rape and aggravated child molestation.
During Thursday's hearing, prosecutors said Arellano confessed to participating in sex acts with Copeland and her daughters, and also admitted taking photographs of the sex acts.
"I'm so sorry and I will punish myself more than you can probably ever punish me, sir," Arellano said in court Thursday, according to The Digital Journal.
Simms was unmoved by Arellano's words and told her there is a "special place in hell" for people who do what she and Copeland did.
Per the conditions of their plea bargains, neither Arellano or Copeland will be eligible for parole. Once they serve their entire sentences and are released on probation, they will be classified as sex offenders.
It is so great, when one has found, a love
for which you will jump leaps and mounds.
I doubt my love knows how deeply I feel-
I admit, yes, I still have a wall.
Day by day-
I relish as I watch my bricks fall.
For him, I will share my blood.
For him , I would make of my body a raft-
should it flood.
Flesh of flesh-
Spirit of spirit-
Mind of mind.
I thank God each day-
and pray that he is forever mine.
Of one heart-
may we sail into the abyss of eternal love.
Others may not understand our connection.
But we over stand, as we converse our reflections.
Intuitions, we read each others cue-
For you are me , and I am you.
"Humility is the foundation of spirituality and evolution. Take I and me out of the equation, but instead add we and us". - Shakira Z. Ch'i
Dear Grandmother, I think of you.
The genesis of all I am-
And I honor you-
You held me high as a child
A model of the woman I wanted to become-
I pray that you see me-
I pray that I have made you proud
So much has been taken
When I found of your passing
My soul was shaken
at the core.
The memories of your beauty are forever etched in my mind
Your beauty on inside and out
I look at your photo-
and I see, I see me
I see love
I see beyond-
Will you greet me at heavens door?
Or will you re-enter my life in the next cycle?
Will you remember me?-
Cause I shall never forget you
Grandmother, you were held from my life-
Yet the times we spent are played over in my mind-
Over and over-
Moreover, you are my world-
If there was no you, there would be no me
On a pedestal is where you belong-
Oh Glorious woman !
Please Grandmother, hear me, feel me
and know that in my heart, soul, and mind-
that you will always be-
Beyond, yes, beyond-
This is a documentary that I watched. I found that it depicts the Palestinian struggle in an fair and unbiased nature. Please check it out!!
"The more enlightened one becomes on the inside, the more one's internal God energy is heightened, the more simple the exterior becomes, and the less we yearn for material things." - Shakira Z. Ch'i
"The most praised form of fluency, is silence when talk isn't wise"- Arabic Proverb
Hello Dear friends, today I'm sharing with you a music video from the band Issues, the genre is Screamo. I know that the sound is a little abstract, but the lyrics to this song are powerful. I relate to this song on different levels. Being abused starting at age 9 by my stepfather, he up until that point was my best friend. Sexual abuse of children has reached epidemic levels!! Please help if you know of any child being abused. This is paramount so that this child does not grow to hate!! Check it out and enjoy. Peace!
"I'm an avid student of life, love, and spirit. My blog isn't about external beauty per se, clothes, fashion, make-up,or even politics. No none of these things!! The articles that I write come from my heart and are about something simple yet complex, rugged yet fragile, dark yet light. Something beautiful yet at times can be ugly. I write about something that all reading this shouldn't take for granted. Life!! Something everlasting yet fleeting." - Shakira Z. Ch'i Peace Always