ORACLE'ISDOM: EVERYbody ain't your audience. Nor will they EVER be. They may watch. They may peep. They may spy. They may copy. They may lie. They may sabotage. They may "pretend" to be your friend. But they AIN'T "your" audience. (Okay...for those of you who are grammatically "anal" -- "THEY ARE NOT YOUR AUDIENCE." Better?)
You will KNOW your audience because they will KNOW YOU...appreciate YOU...love YOU...support YOU. Continuously. The understood and reciprocal exchange of love when you're dealing with a higher order that is the gateway to YOUR heaven. On Earth...as is...
But you gotta be aware of YOUR travel and YOUR lane and YOUR audience first. And you do that by, at first, honestly acknowledging YOUR lane and staying in it. Now, of course, Da Oracle can do MANY lanes...because EYE have LIVED many lanes. But not everyone can (because they have barely lived one). So PLEASE. STOP THE COMPETITION THERE...before you hurt yourself. EVERYTHING IS NOT A COMPETITION!! But EVERYTHING is a lesson...and can even be a blessing...IF you learn. So rather than "competing with me, HEAR and HEED the wisdom EYE am freely sharing. FREELY sharing. Personal and corporate consultations you must PAY. It's in the job description. #professional
KNOW YOUR LANE! Become a "BE-YOU-TO-FULL BEAST" in YOUR lane! And if you swerve out of your lane, before the impending crash, don't worry. There will always be someone like ME glad to show you the ropes of how to get back in your lane. It's what WE do. It's what EYE do. It's what MY FATHER taught and trained me to do.
When you need to drop a message, you call on a saint. When you need the lanes enforced, you call on a soldier.
HELLO....WELCOME TO YOUR DRILL SERGEANT, MAGGOTS!!! ;-)
Waking up this morning and reflecting on the storms which have cleared away a LOT of the dry stale dust and dirt to reveal a newer fresher earth. And NO...EYE am not just talking "physically" but rather emotionally and spiritually as well. More storms to come. More cleansing to do. More "reveals" to surface. And as EYE sip my coffee, EYE think on this:
Support. The word has become nearly "foreign" in this day and age. It's changed. "Devolved" rather than EVOLVE. Just like hip hop...and poetry, the word has "cheapened" to a "support" a new mindset. And PLEASE correct me if EYE'm wrong. But give examples! Because, just like faith without works is dead, words without PROOF are empty.
"SUPPORT" has come to mean: "Help me to make MY life better because I'm too lazy...too privileged...too pretty...too cunning...too non-talented enough to support myself. And why should I when I have all of YOU to support me to do whatever I need to do. Oh don't think I'm gonna support back...because this is all about ME...and it is YOUR obligation to support ME because that's what you are supposed to DO....love and support regardless! It's the Christian way!"
HOLD UP! WAIT A MINUTE!!! First off, a LOT of this is coming from a generation that did absolutely NOTHING but plop out their mother's vagina. You don't LEARN. You don't LISTEN. YOU DON'T LOVE! YOU just WANT love...because....well, THERE be the question and answer of this decade, huh?!
And the fact that EVERYBODY and their mama's janitor can have a "GOFUNDME" campaign, whether it's legit or not, just makes it all the harder for those who really NEED support. And question... If YOU never supported ME in MY "GOFUNDME" efforts, tell me again why YOUR "dilemma" should be as important to me as my own?! Excuse me...EYE'm still climbing out from under all this manure that EYE allowed others to dump on me. (See? EYE took responsibility. What about YOU?!)
Digressing to progress: EYE used to support many. MANY. Until EYE found that support was not to be "reciprocal." People didn't want my "input" or "wisdom" or "honesty" or "ideas on how to become better." They just wanted my MONEY and TIME and CONNECTS. They wanted me to support their "movement" (or the lack thereof)...their "mission" (which seemed to ONLY serve them and no one else)...their "crazy" (yup...it's true...misery looooves company...and will pull YOU into the undertow of misery before they swim OR allow YOU to swim away). Hmmm.....EYE used to see people as EYE saw myself: Serious about what they do. About what they "say" they ARE. However, EYE realize now they were far more serious about something else. TWO things actually. The con. And the denial.
FLASH FORWARD: You may now see that EYE support very few "movements," with the exception of my own. OF COURSE EYE SUPPORT MY OWN MOVEMENT! WHO ELSE WILL?!!! Back to the point: EYE found that at the most critical time that EYE needed support, NO support was given! Well, let me be honest....there WERE a few. A wonderful and loving "choice FEW." And EYE thank you soooo much and appreciate you more than EYE can ever say.
But for those who wonder WHY a Queen chooses NOT to support "them"...promote "them"...make THEIR shit hot (when in reality, it's NOT...but that's YOUR lesson to learn)...to invite "them" into MY world and MY circle just so you can taint MY wine and turn it into some bad "kool-aid" and leave ME with an empty cup and no food on the table?! Naaah dawg...that ain't gonna happen! #neveragain
Just know (because others do). EYE came. EYE saw. And EYE received exactly what EYE needed to see from my experiences with some folk. The truth of THEM. And, though truth can be hurtful, it can also be the most freeing thing in the world. Never EVER allow someone who's irrelevant to YOUR happiness and YOUR destiny and YOUR evolution to come between YOU and YOUR prize. GOD didn't give you YOUR gift to squander away on "random squirrels looking for a nut." And Big Bro already warned you about casting your pearls to swine.
So now, Baby Sis...the Griot Oracle is reminding you once more: SUPPORT YOURSELF....because NO ONE will do that as much as YOU can or will. And you canNOT support yourself by putting a lot of unnecessary weight on your back. THAT will only tear you down and leave you in lack.
Ask someone who knows. And THAT is why EYE show you MY story. The majority of folks? Just "talkers" who talk that "lie." But the REAL walkers "walk" a life...and live to tell the story, showing you "how" and "why."
So the next time when someone asks, "Why don't we see Val anymore?" Remind them of a time when you USED to see Val all the time! And ask "them," "What happened?!" And wait...for the stutter...and the "backtracking."
THEN, go back look at all those actual pictures and videos and remember a time that "was"...a lesson for some and a blessing for others...and one step closer to the truth.
Ahhh...but as the movie saying goes: "YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH." Or can you? ;-)
GOoD MORNIN' U-N-EYE-VERSE! Woke up this morn with a clarity.
1) EYE have known...and KNOW some of the BEST people in the entire world. Best in spirit...Best in talent...BEST PERIOD! Honored and blessed by the ones EYE call "real friends." You mean so much more to me than EYE sometimes share. Only child, military brat, on my own for so long in this war type of thing. My apologies for not opening up sooner.
2) EYE have known...and KNOW some of the FLAKIEST FAKIEST PHONIEST FOLKS that have ever walked the earth! They'll smile in your face...steal YOUR gold...and stab you in the back like Cain. And they NEVER change!! It's a wonder they have 2 legs and don't crawl on their bellies. In fact, EYE'd actually prefer the "natural" snake because it's less dangerous in REAL life. But, as life is a balance, EYE give thanks for the lessons learned and not to be repeated. IJS...WHO in their RIGHT mind needs to be bit more than once by the same predator?!
3) EYE have seen some of the richest, smartest, realest and most compassionate folk living in a trailer park...and EYE have seen some of the poorest, "fronting-ness," incompassionate "soul-less" in denial individuals living in mansions. Ironic, isn't it? The balancing act once again. MONEY doesn't give you class. CLASS gives you class.
4) EYE have known...and KNOW...and ARE one of those folks who have given the shirts off their back, the food off their plates, the last dime in their pockets...only to receive "crocodile tears" and jeers from those who think you've changed when you see too many REAL people die in vain...so YOU decide to "change the game" and protect your OWN name and fame and live YOUR life to the fullest and happiest while focusing on YOUR gain. And these "other" folk...these so-called "Christian" folk who tell you it's the "Lawd's will" that you give until you bleed and you'll receive your reward once you "cross over" to the land of milk and honey are ALWAYS the ones "talking" that shit but they NEVER EVER walk that walk. NEVER!! WATCH THEIR ACTIONS! Or rather, the lack there of. Don't believe the smoke. There's no fire; just an entrance to hell led by those who promote it and profit off of it so well. IJS... Feel FREE to prove me wrong. Actually, EYE wouldn't mind that...for once.
5) EYE have known...and know...statistics. Death...prison...terminal unhappiness...walking zombies not even realizing they're already dead. NOTHING you can do about them. Try as you may, there really is NOTHING you can DO about them...because THEY don't do what THEY need to do. Their burden may or may not have started out "personal." But their lesson IS personal. And if YOU constantly take on THEIR burden and lesson, that becomes YOUR stressing and blocks YOU from YOUR blessing(s). Next thing you know, you've got TWO people drowning because once refused to swim on its own. Again, you don't have to believe. Just practice the reverse...and prove me wrong...for once.
6) EYE have known...and KNOW folk who stunt soooo much for public approval and attention...but do soooo little for personal comprehension and self-development. They long to belong to something...ANYTHING that makes them feel special. And they think that a status...a title...an entourage...a "look" is gonna do it. But after all of that, the most important "look" is the "look" from the inside. And that's why soooo many are afraid to be alone with themselves...because their self-conscious knows what their conscious refuses to admit: Got a LOT of shit you're trying to cover up behind that "status" and "look," huh?! *Refer back to point #2.
7) EYE have known...and KNOW folk who will share info like this DAILY for free...because they feel compelled to share the truth in a world which would rather prefer the lie. They actually TRY to make a difference...to their own detriment. No sacrament given to THEM; just sacrifices expected. And while truth is rejected yet once again, a "pimp pastor" and some Pharisee and Sadducee can make MEGABUCKS selling lies and "enslaving souls"...AND psychiatrists (who are often tremendously fucked up people themselves) will charge you a TREMENDOUS fee for the hour giving you far less wisdom for your stress. And yet the artist and activist who says, "Here's a pearl. Now pass it forward and throw a little in the cup so EYE can keep making this coffee and serving it up, if you don't mind" is supposed to feel OBLIGATED to save the WORLD for FREE and not themselves in the process?! GTFOOH And take that "Willie Lynch" philosophy and jedi-mindtrick with ya. It has little effect on "free and constantly evolving minds."
Yup! EYE woke up in total clarity this morning. But perhaps the main thing is....EYE woke UP! #doubleentendreintended
So many didn't...and haven't...and won't. #doubleentendreintendedagain
Ya know.....EYE'll just say...EYE'm soooo much like my "rustic" bloodline. They defied the odds and really didn't do hospitals either. They handled their biz on their own...shared too much and saw too much wrong. Lived long enough to become wiser and strong...and not only survive; but STRIVE...regardless of and even because of.
EYE don't always know HOW. EYE just DO....'cuz EYE don't have time nor can afford hospitals OR a hospital stay. It's easy for folks to do when it's not them and they're leaning on "something" or someone else. But when you're leaning on YOU, well......words and actions are TWO different things. And bills don't take vacations and pauses for your "circumstances."
IJS....Keeping watching....EYE'll show you a REAL story and testimony.
It might not be for EVERYBODY...and EYE don't TRY to be for EVERYbody...'cuz EVERY body ain't for ME. Real talk. The more you know...the more you'll grow! Or just not give a damn. LOL
Shine til ya drop is MY motto....cuz when it's over, it's OVA...on THIS "level" anyway. So refilling my cup, refueling my energy, recharging my creativity, recreating my health and weath and RESTOCKING MY BANK...on ALL accounts!!
Sorry...NO bad checks allowed. NO bad investments or "catfishing" deals. But we WILL take cash! Put it in the cup! And if ya feel like sharing energy and prayers, then throw those bad boys UP! It ain't easy being breezy....ESPECIALLY when you're a solo entrepreneur. But then again, EYE guess EYE really WAS born for the role. EYES OPEN....all THREE of them. #livingfaith#miraclesinprocess#DaOracleSpeaks
EYE realized EYE had buried soooo much pain and grief that would take MOST out...and still was managing to "make it thru" AND do what EYE do....alone. NOT an "easy" feat at ALL. Just because we MAKE it look easy doesn't mean it IS.
The point is...EYE was dealing with my own burdens while taking on too many other burdens that were NOT mine to have. EYE was jumping too many hurdles in a "handicapped" state. Yet, my resilience and persistence out-shined the struggle and made people think EYE was "superwoman" 24/7. Hell, even my mind kept telling me that...even though my body knew otherwise. EYE was walking around with this "badge of honor" that was not truly honoring or healing ME.
EYE was putting others' needs ahead of my own; listening to greedy and needy whispers and folks who had NO idea of my life, struggle, contributions or achievements convince me it was "GOD's will" to serve others more than serving GOD's greatest gift to me: MY LIFE AND WELFARE.
EYE was spending way too much of MY precious time, energy and resources, either "battling the beast" or trying to build foundations that were NOT nor ever gonna be my own, while being left to build my own foundation alone. AND EYE OWN UP TO IT! MY FAULT IN MY OWN "DOWNFALL." MY "sin" in my "struggle." MY lesson to be learned in the "desert of life."
EYE HAD DROPPED THE BALL IN MY OWN GAME OF LIFE AND WAS TOTALLY IGNORING AND NOT FULLY NOURISHING THE TRUE STAR PLAYER: ME!!
It wasn't just the inconsiderate nature of others; EYE had allowed myself to be used, hoping my gift to others would eventually be appreciated and reciprocated. However, if one can't see or appreciate their own gifts nor understand the WORK it takes to overcome REAL struggles in a REAL world (REAL crowns are earned; not just given), then they will NEVER respect nor appreciate YOU...YOUR GIFT...nor your presence. In fact, just like Cain, they'll grow to resent it...and resent YOU...only because of their own insecurity and inadequacy and misunderstanding of life, karma and law of attraction.
It was at then that the realest of epiphanies hit me...and "Da Oracle" finally LISTENED TO DA ORACLE...and EYE understood the ONLY thing EYE am obligated to this "world" and to others to do is give them the same thing they gave back to me: A powerful message.
Can ya hear it NOW?!
May 31, 2015. An "8" day (or night as it be) numerology-wise. "8" meaning "balance and power." And at 1:27am - a "1" number meaning "pioneer" or "original/originating," EYE get the epiphany of ALL epiphanies. Or maybe EYE'm just open to it now. Mentor said EYE'm "different. Accept it." And EYE remember folks around here thinking EYE'm "elitest" and perhaps even a "poetry snob."
And you know what?! THEY'RE RIGHT!!! ABSOLUTELY 100% RIGHT!! EYE LOVE GREATNESS! EYE'M INSPIRED BY GENIUSES! But hell! EYE had an IQ of about 140 as a kid!! Testers wanted to bump me up a grade. (Mom was WITH IT! Dad said HELL NO 'cuz he thought it was a trick and a "target" and didn't want me turning out like Condi Rice! Gotta looove my Daddy. EYEz always on the "spies.")
Bottom line: Most people's "great" is barely "mediocre" to ME. Sorry...then again, not really!! Not apologizing EVER again for liking what EYE like...and NOT liking what EYE don't like. And not trying to "fit in" because the majority may lack "vision" or originality. Why should EYE suffer from "normalcy?" EYE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT FUCKING IS?!!! "MY" PARENTS NEVER TAUGHT ME THAT SHIT!! JUST THE OPPOSITE!
Maybe that's why EYE even use "EYE" as "I"....because it's too simple to use "I"...and MY "EYE" is coming from a different place...a deeper place. Not just a place of "being" but the oneness of truly SEEING and BEING. Yup...there EYE go again...being deep for no reason...to you. But to ME? #thepoint
So, YEAH...EYE'M AN ELITEST! AN "ART SNOB." A "TOP SHELF ONLY" TYPE OF CHICK!! EYE LOOOOVE GREATNESS! REAL GREATNESS!! EYE LOOOOVE BEING AROUND GENIUSES....AND SOOOO DAMN INSPIRED BY THEM! IT'S AMAAAAAZING!!! AND THAT'S WHAT EYE WANT TO SURROUND MYSELF WITH FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE...because anything else is just reeeeeally boring as HELL to me. And WHY should EYE fake it when EYE don't have to?! EYE'M OLD! AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT! Life's too short to be faking orgasms! Can't give me the REAL thing?! EYE can handle that job myself. REAL talk!
And the BEST thing about being around TRUE greatness?! It's NEVER intimidated by OTHER greatness. Challenged? Heck yeah! Ever seen two geniuses play chess...or hit a stage together? IT'S AMAAAZING!! EACH ONE trying to do their best. Each a master of their craft...and STILL wanting the OTHER to do THEIR best TOO because it inspires YOU to be YOUR best.
IT'S LIKE A JAM SESSION WHERE EVERYONE WINS AND EVERYONE JAMS WITH MUCH MORE ENTHUSIAM AND TALENT and far less ego. Hell....when you're REALLY great, only the non-greats are scared. That's why greatness attracts greatness...and repels what is not. Holla if ya HEAR me!!!
SO YUUUUP!!! EYE'M A SNOB! AND EYE WANNA BE WHERE THE TRULY GREAT FOLKS GOT "EARNED SWAGGER" AND SAY "BRING IT"....cuz they are, no doubt, "snobs" and "elitest" TOO. Whatever they are, THOSE are MY people!! FOUND YA! Or maybe YOU found ME. Either way, WE FOUND WE!! RIGHT ON TIME!!
Thanks Mercury in Retrograde. Thanks Jimi Hendrix. THANKS Gil Scott Heron. The trinity in the lesson AND the blessing. Accepting myself...and being GOoD with it!!
Now....it's time to do some "showing off" without regret or apologies!! WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF IMANI! You might not really KNOW her. But you WILL! Oh EYE promise...YOU WILL!
And the military brat just said, "KABOOOOOM!!!!!"#DaOracleSpeakswww.iamvaljones.com
Watching the Jimi Hendrix documentary...and reflecting on a convo with some of my peers earlier...and wondering WHY is it when YOU are the imaginative, creative, shining one who actually wants EVERYONE to shine WITH you, you ALWAYS have to go OUTSIDE of your "community" because your community doesn't want YOU to "outshine" THEM...and "they" REFUSE to shine above the "status quo." Sooo, you ALWAYS have to go OUTSIDE of your own community to grow and shine and find others who genuinely embrace YOUR shine and want to see more.
Where you SHOULD be free is where you feel the most imprisoned and drained. And where they don't initially know your name is where you'll ALWAYS find your freedom to do YOU and build your fame.
Does that EVER change?! At least 100 years and more says....it doesn't. And that's so sad on so many levels. Took me a loooong time to finally come to grips with that reality. Mercury in Retrograde reflection of undeniable truth and proof. The more you know....seems to always be your downfall in traps of the jealous, blind and insecure sheeple. No wonder....
No wonder..... #doubleentendreintended #DaOracleSpeakswww.iamvaljones.com
EYE'm too busy and focus-minded to be hanging "just to be hanging and be seen." When you see ME, it's with a purpose. EYE socialize and network where EYE feel it will actually be WORTH my time. Business over BS. Reciprocity over Ratchedness. Productivity over Promises that NEVER happen. "Think Tank" over just "Turnt Up." Don't get me wrong. EYE still party! But if EYE came around you 100 times supporting and got NOTHING from it but a shot liver pouring down shots to dull the boredom, lack of reciprocity and the fact there was NOTHING there for ME, it doesn't take 101 times to realize "your surroundings" is NOT where EYE need to be.
IJS...NOT on the clock for YOUR "grind." Just keeping it business and 100!! ;-) Not rocket science, yo!! #basicmath#DaOracleSpeaks
"The Reality Poet/Storyteller"
Who needs to make things up when you LIVE it?! www.iamvaljones.com
No two windows have the same exact view. Just like no two windows of opportunity are the same. Don't miss YOUR window of opportunity trying to drag someone whose time is not now. Your window of opportunity is YOUR window of opportunity. And your view is YOUR view. Enjoy it. That shine is for YOU.THE REVELATION...AND WHEN LESSONS BECOME BLESSINGS
People's denial of their lack of reciprocity and/or lack of respect regarding me has ceased to be a problem....for ME. This past "season" grew me UP out of the mud and muck and forced me to see everything EYE needed to see. Needed to see who was for ME....and who just wanted me for THEM. Who was in it for the long haul? And who was just a short "whim?" Crazy and selfish can't or WON'T always recognize crazy and selfish within. But REAL friends never pretend. Their "consistency" is what makes them REAL friends.
Everything else...strictly busine$$. And trust, it really IS "all GOoD"...as all lessons ARE. ;-)
Again...YOUR window of opportunity is what you should be looking at. Never miss YOURS focused on someone else's. Staying focusing on MINE. MY path. MY grind. MORE smiles...MORE shine. The more you know.....
Proved, Proven, Proving.#DaOracleSpeaks
"The Reality Storyteller"www.iamvaljones.com