Cuz this is on my mind
Helped by Alice Walker from the Temple of my Familar
This Chapter is called “The Gospel According to Shug.”
Helped are those who are enemies of their own racism: they shall live in harmony with the citizens of the world.
Helped are those born from love: conceived in their father’s tenderness and their mother’s orgasm, for they shall be those whose spirits shall know no boundaries, and whose eyes shall reveal the spark of the love that was their own creation. They will lead multitudes into rejoicing and peace.
Helped are those too busy living to respond when they are wrongfully attacked: on their walks they shall find mysteries so itriguing as to distract them from every blow.
Helped are those who find something in Creation to admire each and every hour. Their days will overflow with beauty and the darkest dungeon will offer gifts.
Helped are those who receive only to give; always in their house will be the circular energy of generosity; and in their hearts a beginning of a new age on Earth: when no keys will be needed to unlock the heart and no locks will be needed on the doors.
Helped are those who love the stranger; in this they reflect the heart of the Creator.
Helped are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant.
Helped are those who love the entire cosmos rather than their own tiny country, city, or farm, for to them will be shown the unbroken web of life and the meaning of infinity.
Helped are those who live in quietness, knowing neither brand name nor fashion; they shall live every day as if in eternity, and each moment shall be as full as it is long.
Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception, and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that gives them cheerfulness and a sense of responsiblity.
Helped are those who risk themselves for others’ sakes; to them will be given increasing opportunities for ever greater risks.
Helped are those who forgive; their reward shall be forgetfulness of every evil done to them.
Helped are those who laugh with a pure heart; theirs will be the company of the jolly righteous.
Helped are those who love all the colors of all the human beings, as they love all the colors of animals and plants; none of their children, nor any of their ancestors, nor any parts of themselves, shall be hidden from them.
Helped are those who love the lesbian, the gay, and the straight, as they love the sun, the moon, and the stars. None of their children, nor any of their ancestors, nor any parts of themselves, shall be hidden from them.
Helped are those who love the broken and the whole; none of their children, nor any of their ancestors, nor any parts of themselves shall be despised.
Helped are those who find the courage to do at least one small thing each day to help the existence of another – plant, animal, river, or human being. They shall be joined by a multitude of the timid.
Helped are those who lose their fear of death; theirs is the power to envision the future.
Helped are those who love the diversity of life; they shall be secure in their differentness.
Helped are those whose every act is a prayer for peace: on them depends the future of the world.
Helped are those who are shown the existence of the Creator’s magic in the Universe; they shall experience delight and astonishment without ceasing.