Thursday, September 27, 2007

Spritiual Insights!

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Spiritual inisghts that I wanted to share with you.

Suicidal Thoughts: Do Not Do It and Here Is Why.


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There are times when a person who wants to end their life. It is very important to get help fast because those are serious issues and getting help is good. You are here on earth to find yourself and I understand things are so overwhelming and hard. Do not attempt to hurt or kill yourself because you have spend so many lifetimes to get here at this moment. When you do, it will take you back many lifetimes which is not what you wanted. Get help ASAP and when you overcome your issues and everything will become past tense. We love you so much and we care about you. Seek God within and ask God to help you. Do not talk to the Mind because they play tricks on you. Talk to the heart and that is where God is at. Inside your heart is a HOLY place and you will find GOD. Do not give up and you can win this battle!

You Cannot Serve Two Masters!



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You cannot serve two masters. One is the Mind and one is from the Heart Within.

The Mind belongs to the flesh and the Heart within belongs to God within.

Both Masters are powerful one is temporary and one is enternity, which will you choose?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Deaf person's perspective on RELIGION


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My perspectives on religion and why the Deaf need to investigate and find the truth on their own than relying on their truths. Deaf people must ask questions and check for facts because your time on earth is limited. Seek the truth within!

Spiritual Answers on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgendered Issues (Open Captioned)


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvmuNUA4Ilw

I am not sure what happened after uploading two videos and it disappeared. You can view them at you tube and they had no problem with my uploads.


I am answering e-mails in the topic of Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered Spiritual issues.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I removed three (3) videos.

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I did not realize this would cause people some confusion or to be upset. What I was hoping is to have an open mind discussion about Spirituality. Religion topics are very dangerous when one goes deep and I understand it had to stop.I am not upset or offended and if anyone was please forgive me and I apologize for those videos. I thought I was sharing my views but it lead to confusion.

Thank you, Peace and Blessings.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Should we have ASL Vlogs only section on deafread.com?

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Hello, I am back from yesterday. I wanted to share something that is unusual. When people post blogs via text and do they get a lot of response? As opposed to vlogs and many people visited the vlog site and responded. Does it mean most Deaf and hard of hearing people prefer to watch video than text. I see that already that most people prefer video. I was expressing about captions and it is not that simple for most vloggers. Is this holding vloggers back because of this reason? I also mentioned that should we have a ASL vlog blog without captions? This would be an excellent medium for ASL level 2-3 students who need receptive exercise and they can do that by watching ASL vloggers.

My First Vlog Attempt!

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Hello, my name is Stephen Hardy and I am from Florida. This is my first time doing a vlog. I have blogged in several of places and doing this is my first time. Please forgive me for not providing open/closed captioned or subtitles.

What I am signing? I wanted to let the audience know that the past several months we have seen a decline of vloggers and I am concerned. I asked my community what they think that could be the reason for the decline of quality vloggers. The information I received that many Deaf vloggers were being insulted or put down for their ideas, comments, or expressions. It is healthy to have various viewpoints or perspectives and no need to put anyone down. I have disagreed with a lot of bloggers; however, I find value as I can analyze people’s comments and see how they think also how their thought process works.

I mentioned that we should support Deaf business and encourage them to grow even purchase their products. That will create jobs for other Deaf people in America.

I wanted to take the time to thank DeafRead folks, Tayler and Jared for making this medium accessible to everyone. It is not an easy job because they have to make sure the information is appropriate and not in any form of hatred or evil threats. They need to be applauded for their efforts!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Police Brutality Against the Deaf Needs to Stop Now!

We have seen so many physical and verbal abuse reports from the Deaf people all over the country. Majority of the abuse is related to lack of communication. Most law enforcement personnel have no patience in communicating with the Deaf ,even, writing down on paper, also hand gestures.

Ricky Taylor (ridorlive.com) has expressed his lack of trust for law enforcement officers. Taylor's reasons are valid and we have seen too many Rodney King scenarios against the Deaf people in general.

At the deafdc.com there is also a discussion related to law enforcement issues and one prominent writer has expressed his concerns and fears in case he gets pulled over by a law enforcement officer. One little misunderstanding will be impossible to rectify because dead people cannot talk.

A lot of police officers have killed Deaf people in the United States even most of them knew they were Deaf. Law enforcement officers assume that signing to them is a threat and they get into fight and flee mode. They have little or no training on how to communicate using gestures or sign language.

I noticed fear has been emerging because of historical facts law enforcement personnel all over the country are being shown with videos of them beating up on unarmed civilians. Most law enforcement officers that have been charged with brutality remains employed within the law enforcement sectors.

It appears that most law enforcement officers only have high school education and passed the law enforcement training academy. This is scary because the less educated law enforcement officer are most likely to use violence to use their anger to control unarmed civilians. The motto, “To Protect and to Serve” no longer applies to the majority of Deaf people in the United States.

Deaf people cannot trust the police when they needed help and fears instead they will summon a hearing person so they can call for help. Hearing person speaks the same language as the law enforcement people do. Deaf people communicate through American Sign Language. What I do not understand is why, “cops are afraid of sign language?”


What needs to be done now is to get, “The National Association of the Deaf, (NAD)” to host a press conference outside of NAD building and explain to the nation this police brutality has gone too far and suggest that NAD work with the national law enforcement organizations to find solutions to this ongoing nationwide problem.

They need to add training for new law enforcement recruits on how to communicate and deal with Deaf and hard of hearing people.

This is a serious topic and I think NAD should consider doing a press conference as this is a Deaf Awareness month also a good time to spread the message.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Deaf Identity and the Deaf Mind

I wanted to share something about the Mind of Deaf (Deaf Mind) awakening concept.

Deaf identity is about who we are as a DEAF person and we need to go deeper to understand the true meaning is about the Deaf Mind within.

The Deaf Mind reveals of what, who, what, and why we believe also why we are that way. A lot of people do not really understand what is Deaf identity truly is about.

I want to offer a different but related perspective of the Deaf Mind (Deaf-conscious). The Mind is what controls our thoughts, personality, ego, decisions, observations, perceptions, reasoning, and actions and how do we obtain this? Through experience and I wanted to bring some examples to this topic and help people understand what it really means.

Deaf culture is a learned behavior that became assimilated to our Deaf identity within. It does not happen overnight by declaring itself “I am that” but the process of becoming is what makes it happen. It is more like a search of self and once you know who you are or your true nature, and then, you begin to awaken as a “Deaf person.”

It is down to the core of being, the seat of the soul, where you identify yourself as a human being. Deaf consciousness is what makes a person who they are. What are the traits of that being? (1) Your love for Deaf people regardless of who they are, (2) your love for the language (American Sign Language) which connects you to Deaf people, (3) and realization as a Deaf person.

It becomes spiritual in nature as you felt the belonging that you never experienced while you are in the hearing world. Deaf people connect unconditionally when they need to fight for their language survival such as American Sign Language. Deaf people send inner energy signals to warn other Deaf beings and many people have called this an ESP. Deaf people swore that their minds were connected one time or more. Our energy are connected as one, the Deaf Mind is always at work protecting our identity from outsiders.

If one does not understand this clearly it is because you are not awakened yet. It does take time and after serious self introspection and self analysis, you start to grow as a process of becoming connected to the Deaf Mind. Once you have invoked the Deaf Mind and there is nothing you need to do, and, do not need to tell anyone that you have that experience, why? The Deaf Mind knows the energy and connects with others who are already invoked.