Rising From the Ashes!

I'm just a regular person, who has dreams of leaving a positve effect in the world. A couple of days ago, about 4AM, a fire started in the house next door and wound up igniting my house as well. It's known to be difficult fighting fires in sub-zero temperatures. My house/home was destroyed. I did manage to escape with enough of my musical instruments to be able do a show, and I'm grateful to have suffered no physical harm A number of friends suggested starting a GoFundMe campaign, I assume because that's a way that they have comfortably contributed to causes they found worthy. I accept the recommendation, realizing that the world is filled with causes vastly more urgent than mine, and affecting multitudes more people than just myself.But, I find myself unable ask for humble alms, when I perceive my goals as being so vital to those multitudes of others. So, with no intention of trivializing any other GoFundMe campaign or any of those causes affecting relief in some genuinely horrifying situations, I'm setting a goal that will likely seem outrageous or insane to many/most. I accept that it may even dissuade or alienate friends, who all of a sudden feel like they don't know who I am. I set a large goal, not because of any delusions about my "worth" in the world, but because what I will do with $100K is to follow exactly the same intent I will if no one sends me anything. Seriously, I have no expectations, but I do believe in the power of imagination and storytelling! And, I belive in the infinite potential of Creative Source, to which our existence is at all times connected and dependent. I insist on being grateful simply for the gift of Life, regardless of whether money is given to me. And, I'm not selling a grand story of the specific wonderful ways I intend to serve the world and the evolution of human collective consciousness. I will simply continue doing what I now do, expressing my music and having conversations about individual peace of mind and spirit, and how it affects the potential for World Harmony and Peace! I feel like a much leaner machine without all my baggage and possessions. I need time, personal energy, plus resources combined wirh resourcefulneas, but I have the confidence that will fall into place as I continue to learn, to grow and to do my creative best to serve in the raising of compassionate consciousness, human collectively! All Blessings, Peace, Light, Joy and Fulfillment to each, all and everyone, in all you do and Become! For those of you who will see rhis as dismissal of the serious opportunity to receive "some help," you are, of course, correct in some sense. But, if I seem blithe about this opportunity, it's only because I choose to be grateful toward Life, without waiting for you to give me "a reason to be grateful." I believe that anything that is given is in ,response, not to a narrative woven by me, but to the felt perceptions of the giver. I have no desire to charm or finagle you. My closest acquaintances are people of fairly humble means, who may feel that I'm placing myself above their sincere intent of offer me assistance. I understand that, but do not accept it as true. Even if your means are completely unlimited, I don't want you to stretch yourself beyond your belief that you know and trust me. No amount of money is worth fostering resentment and/or ill will! If you don't feel that you know and trust me, knowing that I would never look down on the parameters of your generosity, then please do not "help" me or contribute. But, I believe there are people here who do have the resources and may wonder what a guy like me will do with some acceleration i have no intention of belittling or disrespecting anyone, ever! I genuinely love, value and respect ALL of my friends. If you don't believe that you know and trust me, there are a gazillion genuinely and obviously worthy causes you can assist. You may think this is insane, but I know that your love, respect and caring is worth more to me than your money is. I need no more resentment than I can avoid! Namaste! All Blessings and Peace! Thank you for being in the world!

Donations

  • Ralph Franklin 
    • $50 
    • 28 mos
  • Bruce Foster  
    • $25 
    • 28 mos
  • jerry krugel 
    • $25 
    • 28 mos
  • Angela DiSante 
    • $25 
    • 28 mos
  • Celia McLay 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer

Joseph Simpson 
Organizer
Detroit, MI
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