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Pride Month: Embracing Diversity, Equality, and the Power of Inclusion

" Pride Month unites us in celebrating diversity, advocating for equal rights, and embracing the power of inclusion. Together, we can create a world where love, acceptance, and respect flourish for all." Michael Corthell Pride Month, celebrated globally in June, is a vibrant and empowering commemoration of the LGBTQ+ community's resilience, achievements, and the ongoing struggle for equal rights. This essay explores the historical significance of Pride Month, its relationship to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, and its alignment with the principles of Oneness and the Golden Rule. The History of Pride Month: Pride Month traces its roots back to the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969 , when LGBTQ+ individuals in New York City protested against discriminatory police raids and harassment. This watershed moment sparked a wave of activism and ignited a movement that aimed to secure equal rights and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month emerged as an a

The Law of Cause and Effect Clearly Explained

''All actions carry consequences, whether they are immediate or delayed, expected or unexpected. From the smallest choices to the most significant decisions, each action sets off a chain of events that can impact ourselves, others, and the world around us.'' Michael Corthell Cause and effect is the relationship between two things when one thing makes something else happen. For example, if we eat too much food and do not exercise, we gain weight. Eating food without exercising is the “cause;” weight gain is the “effect.” There may be multiple causes and multiple effects. Some also call it Karma. Karma is a Sanskrit word meaning 'act', 'action', or 'word'.  The law of karma teaches us that all of our thoughts, words, and actions begin a chain of cause and effect  and that we will personally experience the effects of everything we cause.  We may not experience the effect (the returning karma) right away, but you can count on it happening.