Mirror Minded (Classic Poem)

Mirror Minded by Joe Reid Kirby III

People please look into yourself,
Look at your lifestyle,
Look at how your surroundings have affected you,
Infected you,
No longer you,
Your mind infested with unproductive thoughts,
I say “your,”
But I am too in the same boat,
However I admit my being lost from the shores of myself,
I swore up and down I didn’t need help,
But I wasn’t myself,
And after 20 years on this planet I have just realized,
Just now opened my eyes,
I looked in the mirror,
I didn’t see myself,
I saw what this world wanted me to be,
And what my environment made me out to be,
I have began to look for myself,
And along my trail of not back-tracking,
But researching my history,
I have found the pieces of me that have weathered away over the years,
I still find new pieces day by day,
For I am far from a perfect man,
And trying to find these pieces in a world of sand,
Makes it even harder to see my plan,
Yeah I was the truth,
But now I am real,
Yeah I didn’t change for anyone,
But now I don’t even have to claim not having to,
Yeah I knew everything,
But after finding out I knew a small bit of nothing,
I search for answers to what I don’t know or have questions about,
If only the world,
This world,
Were filled with people whom truly know themselves,
No front would have to be put on for anyone,
There would be no need to fit in,
No one would be lost,
Because we’d all be found,
Within ourselves,
Behind those eyelids,
And under that skin,
Who are you?
How can you find you?
What is your purpose here?
Where will you go when you expire from here?
When will you find the truth, your truth, your being?
All questions we should ask ourselves on a daily basis,
And live by,
For if you are not living,
Then you are dying,
And if you are dying,
How long will you be living?
Live each day like your last,
Don’t be afraid of your past,
Use it and your knowledge to head for your brightest future at full blast!

~ Joe Reid Kirby III 5/7/10


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World War III: The Concious vs. The Subconscious

World War III: The Conscious vs. The Subconcious by Joe Reid Kirby III ~ February 12, 2017

Human beings are currently engaged in a battle of a lifetime — welcome to World War III. However, this is not a traditional battle for land, money, or other countries’ natural resources. The challenges we face today are more mental than physical, in more ways than ever before.

We need to get back to operating within our simplest form, as our authentic selves. It is within that state which we are capable of creating another human life. We are creators of amazing things when we can tap into the simplicity of our being at will.

How often do you consciously think about yourself & your life goals? Became one with your purpose? Instead, of constantly thinking about the purposes & goals of others ….. It is when I started focusing on myself that I began to understand everyone else.

We too often spend our days hoping & our nights wishing. A mind filled with negative thoughts, due to a lack of appreciation for the many things you DO have in your life right now. Focus on those things instead. Those shining bubbles of glimmering positivity. It’s the positivity that gives opportunity the permission to come knocking at your door.

This world today though is filled with something very different … something that’s the absolute opposite of love (& stop being a hater all of your life, we’re not talking about ‘hate’ here) … I’m talking about fear. For some, young & old, it may be the dark. For others, it may be heights. For a few, it may be falling in love. For many, it may fall under the category of simply not knowing your natural-born rights. But one thing that they all have in common though is the things that they ‘think’ they see are unclear.

Yes, we’re talking about your scaredy cat ass my dear. Casting those tragedies, rejections, disappointments, heartbreaks, misfortunes, & all other shortcomings to your supposed-to-be “perfect” life, out onto the big screen of the neighborhood’s subconscious movie theater — for all of those around you to sit & secretly enjoy, in the most unproductive sense fathomable. Feeding their minds with that sickness. The same illness infecting the darkest corners of the minds tuned-in to the TV. Speaking of channels you’re addicted to, be sure to subscribe to mine on YouTube. You know you want to. Or, don’t you? You just made my point.

To think, or to float on autopilot all day … that … is … the question. (& you don’t have to wait on the answer, here it is …) Use your mind for all it’s worth! Your wealth & riches are in there! Why are you covering your treasures with junk? Negativity, being one of those many heavily littered pieces of trash that the majority choose to collect all day. I hear it’s also one of the most commonly passed down traits. All of those improperly disposed of waste products polluting the vast, pure oceans of a child’s mind. Multiply that by our time, & you begin to wonder if there will be anything left in our future.

This is not a sign to beware, but a calling to be aware. You, as a living-breathing energy transmitter, are responsible for consciously using your mind. The thought-highways are fogged with enough fear-mongering impurities; chocking the lungs of even those who are only happy to breathe. Keep your intersection free & clear however, & you could make way for more positive inspiration to fly through. As more frequencies begin to harmonize with yours, a certain music starts to play. A genre that every culture can dance to. A beat that every heart comprehends. In-tune with our very nature. Moving the clouds collectively.

Sound familiar? The natives & aboriginals had it right. It is our collective consciousness that is even capable of moving the skies. We’re all doing that at this very moment … subconsciously setting up our physical reality … the world we’re living in today. Why are we now unable to make contact with that place where we’re able to do that deliberately? Can you see where I’m going with this? Look down that tunnel … right there … straight ahead. Move your phone or computer, it’s blocking the sky’s view of your head. Look within instead. Write your thoughts down in red. Because that genius couldn’t have come from YOU! Right?

Wrong. If confidence was your main vein, you would have already bled. If you had to choose to love everyone in this world unconditionally, or die, you’d probably already be dead. Everything that exists in this world is directly live-streamed from all that we’ve ever mentally or physically said. And every moment you add to it … yes you … yes, you do it. If you don’t pick a side to think from, your mind will do it for you; & its’ every decision will be linked to any & all information that your mental library has been fed by one, or a few, of your six senses.

We’re diving into your third eye here folks. (Yes, ‘that talk’ … don’t be so quick to brush it off with your ego-ridden know-all. I see you intellectual.) The pinecone shaped storage unit in your brain; spending much of it’s time simultaneously reflecting memories to the present moment, & mirroring your inner emotions upon your outer existence. How many of you knew that exists? Now tell me again how you expect to consciously control a massive piece of the masterpiece — which is you — that you may know little or nothing about? Y’all don’t hear me though …

No really though, listen to the voices I’ve implanted into these carefully crafted words. Reread what you’ve already read if you must. After all, wealth is in reading; & you may find your hidden treasure in these upcoming paragraphs — I’m currently trying to conjure up & present in the most thought-provoking way possible (sit still bladder, we’re in the middle of a breakthrough here). My voice is your voice that found itself.

That is your confirmation, & this is what you came for: Your life, like my life, is one story of many stories. We all simply want to be read. The thought of someone carefully flipping through your pages; engaging fully in the chapters of your life; & actively listening to … no, HEARING … with the sole intent of understanding, your message or cry, may bring a tear to your eye. And for good reason. You’ve been through a lot. Yet, you’ve chosen to disconnect yourself from this network of love & to live in fear. Not sharing your message with those who may desperately need to hear it. The real story, of the real you, & how you made it through. Why are you hoarding the countless unsticky notes in your head? Failing to communicate your experiences through your unique art of self-expression is precisely what’s constipating your mind. What do you expect then for it to produce when it drinks the laxative-ladened news daily; & is presented with gossip-filled sheets of tissue paper from toilets disguised as a friends? I’m sure you guessed it.

Come from behind the walls you’ve built for a while … reconnect yourself to human nature. Your passions are the various outlets which will recharge your batteries & rejuvenate your life. Flipping the switch in your soul from a negative frequency to a positive one. Choosing to consciously control the levels of your life, instead of unconsciously rolling downhill through them. Then, something phenomenal happens … science coined it, “The Butterfly Effect.” You are the butterfly. Your life the effect.

Rise from your next slumber transformed. Speak to others through the beat of your wings. Fly to heights you’ve never seen. Experience everything you’ve ever dreamed. Once you’re truly loving life — in love with life — now is the time to strike! Create.

Let the world see how beautiful you are … this is what makes you a star. Shine bright & show others the way. Remove everything negative from your mind, but allow the positivity to stay; rent free, & give it a key … let it reside with you … confide in you. Commit its’ energies to your purpose, passions, & play. Watch the world around you be affected by it. Imprint your trend in the wind. This is where the magic begins …

Your voice is their voice. If you were blessed with one, train it well & speak up. Those receiving the signal to the same station will hear it, & they will be inspired by it. For you speak what they think. Say exactly what they think can’t be said. Build those bridges of understanding; where you can exchange ignorance, fears, & hatefulness for ideas, knowledge, & wisdom.

If you don’t speak up though — in your very own way — that voice, that needs to hear your voice to be inspired, may remain silent. Within that silence could have been the next greatest creation of our lifetime, or the prevention of the most tragic devastation. Is that too far fetched? I suppose it’s simply a coincidence that you’re here reading these words. But what if it’s not?

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