“Know Your Divine Rights!” By Reverend Lola Wright With Special Guest Kevin Coval

Kevin Coval Performing at Bodhi Spiritual Center in Chicago

On Sunday, Rev. Lola kicked off our new April series, “Encourage Yourself,” with her message “Know Your Divine Rights!” She was joined by special guest Kevin Coval, the noted Chicago poet, who performed and sat down for a Q & A with Rev. Lola.



Message Notes

This is for you AND this is for you to share. If it is true for you then give it away! Spread the GOOD Word!

Cause the job of resurrectors is to wake up the dead
Jazz by A Tribe Called Quest

SLIDE: The Statement of Good by Emma Curtis Hopkins
The Good I am seeking is my God,
My God is my Life.
The Good I am seeking is my health,
God is my health.
The Good I am seeking is my strength,
God is my strength.
The Good I am seeking is my support,
God is my support.
The Good I am seeking is my defense,
God is my defense.
Life is God,
Truth is God,
Love is God.
Substance is God.

SLIDE: The Statement of Good by Emma Curtis Hopkins
God is Intelligence,
Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient.
God is Life,
Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient.
God is Truth,
Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient.
God is Love,
Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient.
God is Spirit,
Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient.

OM was a name of God used in ancient Asian traditions meaning Good beyond Good.

To return to the Source of your being…to the God of your being
To deny the power of anything outside of your Self (capital S)
To speak Life OVER yourself

Divine Government
SLIDE: Who Governs You? Am I going to be governed by man or am I going to be governed by God? If you don’t know your divine rights then the world can do whatever it wants with you. What YOU call yourself is what YOU draw to yourself. Give yourself names like King, Queen, Prophet, Teacher, Princess, Lord, God. – KRS-ONE
When others talk smack!

SLIDE: I never let a statue tell me how nice I am. – Phife Dawg from Award Tour by A Tribe Called Quest

Get Free – Liberation Philosophy
SLIDE: Freedom is the birthright of every living soul. – Ernest Holmes

SLIDE: We do not need to wait to be free. As God is free now, so we are free now. – Emma Curtis Hopkins

Encourage Yourself!
SLIDE: I am seeking my Good therefore I am seeking my God. – Emma Curtis Hopkins

…If I am ONE with God
SLIDE: Demonstration of mental science means making visible our ideas. We must make visible that there is no evil if the idea is true. The Truth makes free. All I am expected to do to manifest the Good that is for me is to tell the truth about what and where Good is. Good is God. Thus the making of good demonstrations will surely come out into our life if we tell the truth about God. – Emma Curtis Hopkins

Intro Kevin Coval:
Kevin Coval – poet, educator, founder of Louder Than A Bomb: Chicago Youth Poetry Festival

“Chicago Has My Heart” by Kevin Coval
Why do you wake up at 7:23a?

Tikkun Olam (world repair) – social action
What’s your spiritual orientation? Your cosmology?

SLIDE: Tips On Becoming The Best Artist
The site of our lives is ripe for inspiration. Begin creation.
Know your art form.
Discipline – internal will and desire.
Don’t Be Whack – don’t contribute to the heap of garbage
Be Fresh – have ingenuity; develop a new idea – your gaze on the world – (re)present and represent.
Bonus Tip – Shape & Reshape the world. Stay engaged in public conversation.

What allowed you to become a provocateur?

When your work and your words are often met with great animosity how do you Encourage Yourself?

SLIDE: This is my part, nobody else speak. This is my part, nobody else speak. This little light of mine. Glory be to God. – Ultralight Beam by Kanye West feat. Chance The Rapper

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Bodhi Spiritual Center is a non-religious spiritual community in Chicago, IL. We awaken individuals to live their inherent power and purpose. Through unconditional love, creativity and conscious community, we reveal Oneness in service of the people of Chicago and beyond.

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