Woooweee! When something makes sense it just makes sense. I had an epiphany like none other and I wanted to share it with all of you.

The epiphany was about (and for) my husband, but I realized “There are so many people living like this. I need to share.” So here goes.

Some of y’all need to just go plain ape crazy in your life. Let me explain.

When apes are captured in the wild, they fight back – that’s why they’re tranquilized. They’re then transported and left in cages. They fight, flail, and scream. But they are left there until they become docile – ready for public viewing.

No one wants to go to the zoo and see a huge ape charging the glass and trying to break free.

These apes become so complacent that they eventually stop fighting. They eventually get to such a point of hopelessness that even if the doors of their cages are left open, they won’t attempt an escape.

In fact, this broken-ness becomes so ingrained in their thinking that their babies are born with no concept of “wild life” or “freedom” so they too can be left with an open door (from birth) and without the worry of escape.

There is only one thing that can get these apes – regardless of generation – to act like carnal primates…their children.

There was a story of a California zoo keeper who attempted to remove a baby ape from her cage and was pummeled by mama. Mama Ape was a fourth generation there at the zoo. She had never been in the wild, never seen the wild. Had never set foot off the zoo grounds and had no clue what it meant to be free. But her natural maternal instinct was to whoop ass if she even thought her child was in danger.

Well, here’s what I want to say to you (again). Some of you need to go plum ape crazy in your lives.

The opposition (those opposing, unseen forces that want to destroy and forfeit your dreams and achievements) have beaten you down so badly you swear you’ve lost the war. You’ve given up. You’re not even trying to escape even though the door is wide open for you.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but you swear it must be a train. You start walking toward the cage door, but them imprison yourself all over again for fear that you’ll be involuntarily imprisoned otherwise. But who says you’ll be a prisoner at all? Why are those the only options?

For those of you who are parents, think of your children. Would you want them living life like this, making the same choices, getting the same outcomes? If you want better for your children, if you want to protect them from the kind of thinking that permits self-imposed imprisonment – you’d better start going ape crazy.

If you don’t have children, think about your spiritual kids. The actual children you work with or mentor, or the dream you’ve yet to manifest because you’ve been in bondage for so long you haven’t acquired the tools and resources to make things happen. What will become of your dream, and all those who would’ve been touched by it? What will they say about you when you’re gone? Will they even remember you were here? If you’re not 100% sure how to answer those questions, you’d better start going ape crazy!

It’s time for you to fight back the opposition. It’s time for you to be unpredictable and brand new. It’s time for you to walk out of that cage because no one is holding you in there but you. It’s time to change your mind about some things and get on the road to changing your life. It’s time to go ape crazy.

Good luck and Namaste.

*And yes, “ape crazy” is code for ape-sh*t for those familiar with the term.