Black History Month Hero
Harriet Tubman is an epic historical figure. Not only did she lead an untold number of slaves to freedom, but she also was a nurse, scout, and spy for, the Union Army during the Civil War. She also helped free 700 South Carolinian slaves in an armed raid. Harriet led enumerable slaves out of darkness, slavery, and bondage, to a life of freedom. They called Harriet Tubman, “The Moses of her people.” Just as Moses led his people out of the bondage of slavery in Egypt, Harriet led her people out of the shackles of slavery in the South.
Harriet was born a slave where she was viciously beaten by many masters in her childhood. One of her slave owners beat her with a heavy metal instrument. This horrible childhood event caused pain, dizziness, and spells of hypersomnia. These ailments caused crippling pain and suffering that plagued Harriet her entire life. But that did not stop Harriet from her life-long commitment to lead her people out of the hell of slavery. Harriet struggled her entire life to gather enough money not only to save slaves from their inhumane bondage but for own needs of food and shelter. She was selfless, passionate and truly a living saint.
We can all be inspired by Harriet Tubman and learn many lessons valuable in our own lives and here a are few examples:
From childhood, Harriet knew she was called to transcend her bondage. She claimed the inward power that she believed fueled her passion and success. Are you claiming your Divine, inner power? Do you know and believe in it?
She listened deeply to her inner self. Her inner voice guided her, and she always trusted it’s guidance. Do you get quiet and listen deeply to your inner voice? Do you trust there is a higher self that can guide and strengthen you?
Harriet acted on her inner guidance and trusted that there was a larger, Divine plan in the Universe and she had to play her part. She never second guessed herself and played the shoulda, woulda, coulda game. Her life-saving action was the incarnation of the guidance she trusted in.
Harriet committed to saving her people from the days of her childhood. She never wavered. She had a fierce commitment to the Underground Railroad. What are you committed to doing? How deep is your commitment?
Harriet was willing to sacrifice her life for the salvation of her people. She would lay freezing in the snow for hours until she could not feel her legs or feet. Her determination to lead her people was impeccable . She would wade through dangerous swamps, walk through torrential rain, and be continually threatened by extremely dangerous situations. Tubman was willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for her people. What are you willing to sacrifice? How much are you willing to sacrifice for your commitment.
Harriet Tubman has left an eternal legacy for humankind. She left us with an inspirational life of self-sacrifice, power and fearless authority. What do you want your legacy to be? Begin today to envision your legacy and the steps it will require for your legacy to be realized.