On Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 I had the opportunity of performing at the annual event put together by the Archdiocese of Cleveland called The FEST on stage with our new official all is love DJ Ideal Soundz. Also with the all is love team was Exodus 40 Clothing Line.
Here is his performance of the song off of the Golden EP, entitled "The Animation".
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Here's a reflection of my thoughts. Hopefully this will be a way to bring some better clarity to who I am and all that I do. I write this partially because lately I have received some criticism about me putting my "face" on everything instead of the earlier "The Symbol logo" (which is my silhouette in a light shining into the sky Batman style). The face is not a self-centered ego driven thing, but rather a development from the light once shining upon my darkness to now that which must shine through my face. (Read HERE for the earlier logo explanation, and then understand the development) I also write this for some received criticism for my continuous Instagram posts centering in my life and just joking around rather than spiritual reflections or direct education. To all of this I reflect with these words.
"So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God." - 2 Corinthians 5:20
What St. Paul writes here is something I am learning more and more is about truly being The Symbol. I have to represent he who is love in all places, and at all times. In many ways, I have taken on this mission asked of me to simply be "The Mascot" for the All Star Team (Heaven. . . The Saints.). This doesn't mean I can't, and/or don't play for the team but instead it means that wherever I am, and in whatever I am doing I must be "The Face".
About a month ago, at my daytime job we took the kids on a trip to the Bronx zoo. I decided to buy my group of 4, 5, and 6 year olds these simple $1 animal masks. As we are walking up the street, back to the train station one of the oldest kids in the group says "Mr. Brandon we are like the animals in Noah's ark, and you are like Noah." I laughed to myself in response, but really this little boy made me want to cry. (Keep in mind, I work in a secular institution so in many ways, I am prevented to opening up a further dialogue with these children and I just have to keep them in my heart with prayer and offering. You don't know how many times this comes up)
I released the Golden EP and by my surprise one of everyone's favorite records has been a song entitled "Perdona Me" (which means forgive me in Spanish). I honestly did the record just for my own personal prayer life. It was a song I honestly thought many would just by pass. It is probably my most honest and transparent record up to date, and its a song I wrote and re-wrote, and brought before the Blessed Sacrament many times before releasing.
I say all of this because I recognize completely that I am broken. I need God's help. I have been blessed with many leadership opportunities as a Father, Teacher, Catechist, Business Owner, Artist, Spiritual Leader... And the list goes on. In many ways, this little boy from San Francisco who was with us this summer hit it right on the head. I have been asked to be sort of a "Noah" in the modern times. I cannot drive this ship alone or it will surely crash, and in all honesty I know nothing about building this boat. Despite all of this somehow God has channeled through me things like all is love media, the AMDG movement, and countless other groups/organizations.
It's as I said on "The Animation" from the Golden EP
"It hit me with no delaying so what you sayin' yo? I had my own plans, but that all had to go. So when I bust a rhyme or I kick a flow; its just an extension of the changes within my soul. So when you see this face with the infinite glow; there's no make up or fabrication you know. I owe it to the man that I call big bro. Home Run, touch down. Alley-oop, Say GOAL!"
I cannot do it alone. I need you.... We need each other. I will never completely be The Symbol unless you are yourself.
- The Symbol
- All is Love
In case you missed the show last night, you can listen back here and find out more about the trip to Germany. Some challenging questions on the spot and Father Rosado has spoken with me to be back soon, but listen in to this show to learn more about the World Youth Parliament especially.
Long Journey Home.
Many a time has this man wandered through the night,
But never in so distant a land.
Male bravado shrugged off the worry of his fellow tribesman as he parted.
But now he is out
Without the safety of those diverse creatures surrounding him.
Will he survive?
Through this small town there is not a sound.
Only the sound of this young man's luggage dragged down cobblestone streets.
Fear arises from within.
He is alone.
He has only one hand-written sheet as his guide.
How is it that a Summer night could be so cold?
How did he ever get here?
The memories of this week on mission seem to have simply vanished from this land.
Yet in his heart they remain.
Will he carry this back home?
Seeking for a silence from the luggage he mutters a "shhh"
Approaching the station
He sees he is not the only life in transport.
And though he does not know if his directions are right.
He is certain he will get home.
Receive these words of thanks for all of your help and support with the mission in Berlin, Germany with the World Youth Parliament. Also find out about some up and coming events with the World Youth Parliament, all is love media, and the AMDG movement from The Symbol.
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The sounds on this cool moist morning
Are Repairing broken glass in the windows of my soul
The fog has cleared
Small rain droplets fall
Massaging the heart of the earth
Tending to the soil for the the emerging of life
My garden has repaired
The seeds that have been sown have been lost in the drought until this day.
As birds chirp and soft winds blow
My lungs are filled with the breathe of peace
City sounds of bus's driving by, and mta trains are no longer a bother,
Yet they are perfect complimentarity
Adding percussion to this symphony of urban life
Not a single car horn honked this morning.
All is gentle and still this day.
What seemed impossible is merely a shadow of love.
An imprint of the light rising has shone on me today,
And I have awoken from my sleep with joy.
- The Symbol
- All is Love
SOOO LATE ON this post, but it truly was a blessed event with friends and family, celebrating life and enjoying one another. #word This was the 4th annual event with the all is love team, and every year there is more and more love. There was a lot more on my Instagram page the day of, especially with my brothers @RabelzTheMC and @TheChrisBueno
- The Symbol
- All is Love
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These are my thoughts . . . My Beliefs . . . My Actions . . . Everything I do. This is the documentation of my quest towards creating more unity in the community by authentic #LOVE.
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But now, as I have matured in my understanding as "The Symbol" and no longer Brandon Feel-X Morel you can continue my journey with me here.
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