The last element of the P.L.E.E.S. strategy is really the foundation of the strategy because it can be applied to all the other elements of the strategy and will not cause any discord, division or confusion. A person’s individual spirit/spirituality comes from within him/her. It is not a title, it’s not a denomination, it’s not anything orchestrated by man at all. Quite frankly spirit is that placed in each of us given by the creator. When a person taps into their spirituality then new levels of consciousness can be reached at which point things like religion become obsolete.
The reason that spirituality is used over religion in this strategy is because religion has been used as tool to divide the masses of people, keeping everyone in a perpetual state of confusion, disagreement, and childish bickering over whose religion is more authentic. People delving into the deepest aspects of spirituality don’t have these issues because individual spirit doesn’t divide people based on ideology or denomination, it just is. And we as a black family cannot afford to get caught in the trap of divisiveness while we are moving forward to take control of our own destiny. We are too fragmented and divided as a group and the enemy knows it and he/she uses it to their advantage. In putting a stop to that we have to come to a place where we admit some hard truths, one being that religion has been used as a tool to keep us separated. There are so many different church congregations that it’s pitiful, and the fact that they all worship from the same book makes it even more obvious that this is by design, not something that the creator orchestrated.
So as we move forward with the strategy of P.L.E.E.S. let spirit/spirituality be the foundation for all of it. Let us bring spirit to our Black Political Party that we create. Let us bring spirit to the Land that we purchase. Let us bring spirit to the Economic structure that we build together. Let us bring spirit to the field of education, but let’s not kill the movement before it even starts by getting sidelined with issues of religion. Let’s each of us tap into the spirit that the creator has placed in us all, let’s get to the true essence of it and watch how more connected we will be.