Harriet Tubman is an epic historical figure and our shero. She lead an untold number of slaves to freedom, was a nurse, scout, and spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. She helped free 700 South Carolinian slaves in an armed raid. Harriet led innumerable slaves out of darkness, slavery, and bondage to a life of freedom. They called her “The Moses of her people.” Because 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.
Born a slave, Harriett was viciously beaten by many masters in her childhood. One of her slave owners beat her with a heavy metal instrument. The result of 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 to allow her to 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.
Be inspired by Harriet Tubman and learn many lessons like:
Harriet knew she was called to transcend her bondage from childhood. 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. As a result she always trusted the guidance of her inner voice. 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?
She trusted there was a larger, Divine plan in the Universe. She never second guessed herself and played the shoulda, woulda, coulda game. The incarnation of the guidance she trusted in resulted in life-saving actions.
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. Continually threatened by dangerous situations, she would wade through dangerous swamps, and walk through torrential rains. 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? To realize your legacy you must envision it and the steps you need to take to achieve it.