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Memorial Day is a day designated to remember our Veterans who gave their lives in defending our country…Lately, it has also become a time to remember those additionally, who have left us in their fight against an invisible enemy…

Let us bow our heads to all of those courageous War Veterans for their bravery…service…and giving of lives for their country…and their devotion to a nation that is forever indebted to each and everyone of them for the freedoms we must remember to honor….instead of taking for granted….

We also extend our love and prayers to those who lost Veterans and countrymen alike, to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping our nation…and also, those of us who remember loved ones passed on…that we also hold in memorial, unofficially, on this day….

Remember….We must preserve their deeds and honor their sacrifices…by remembering…always…in our thoughts…words…and deeds…and live up to the ideals…principles…morals…and values…that they gave their lives for….

Remember our loved ones…who taught us to be the best of ourselves…and uphold the honor of our country….

Remember…..

 

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What Would The World Be…Without Moms Everywhere….

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in the world…Life would be dismal and desolate…without a mother’s love… The love that nurtures…comforts…protects and endures…a love unconditional…absolute…and insures…there will always be someone there to love us…no matter…come what may.

What would the world be…without moms everywhere…Lost…sometimes, that’s how I feel, since losing my Mom four years ago…I long to go to her when I need a friend…when I feel lost in the madness of this world…when I need to hear her voice…

I thank God for the storage of memories…because they keep her alive in my heart…I close my eyes, and the pictures and moments begin…and my heart fills up with the essence of her being…her voice…her looks…the beautiful scent of her…the comfort and security she gave…the love…the hugs…the kisses….Happy Mother’s Day, Mom…

For those of you who still have the gift of your moms being near…and here still…give her all the love she can hold, no matter if sometimes you may get on each other’s nerves…it’s a mother’s privilege to do so…let her! When she goes to glory, you will ache for those times….

Remind her, with love, how she is the most important thing in your life…because she gave you passage into this world…one day a year is nowhere near enough to show your love and appreciation…do it everyday!

What would the world be…without moms everywhere…let’s not even imagine it!

Go…Love your moms…lavish them with thanks and appreciation…because you never know when you may just have to close your eyes…and open your hearts…to see…feel…and touch her… through memories….

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO MOMS EVERYWHERE! You are deeply and forever…loved and appreciated.

Mom - Maine 2013Gerlene Mae Bangs – 1932 -2016

 

As April Ends…May Begins…

I pitched in and made masks for my community and posted that they were free to have to those who wanted to be protected, and to protect others if they were symptomatic, or asymptomatic…I received a fairly good response…yet and still, when I had to go out for food shopping, I noticed that people were out and about without masks…speaking to each other face to face, unmindful of social distancing and acting as it everything was as it was before this virus descended upon the world population…

As April Ends…May Begins…with the strange belief that all is falling behind us….businesses can reopen…people can once again repopulate common areas, and all will be right with the world, once more…Nothing could be further from the truth!

How can it be believed that after a little more than a month of sequestering, the virus has been controlled–without a vaccine–enough to put the population at risk of increased reduction due to additional infection, just to restart the economy?

Imagine….should the virus erupt three times as destructive to the populace of the world due to the rush to make money and move product, will there be enough people left to stimulate this revived economy?!  We must value human life more than the material gains so many wish to rush back into producing…Human lives and the environment cannot regenerate or reproduce at such an accelerated rate should the majority of it die or be destroyed…Sense and sensibility must prevail to preserve life and this living planet.

As April Ends…May Begins at high stakes…Don’t give in to the superficial and replaceable elements of materialism…Let’s save our souls…by saving and respecting our lives and the lives of others…give our planet extended life…Wear masks…wear gloves…practice social distancing…until a vaccine is produced we are all targets of this virus…our callousness to our planet weakens her reserve…be mindful…be courteous…considerate…compassionate…kind…don’t dump, litter or disregard the need to recycle, conserve and clean up after ourselves…this virus lives on materials cast aside, filled with live germs to infect the innocent and unsuspecting.

You are your brother and sisters’ keeper…your brothers and sisters are the world population…be good shepherds and shepherdesses…mind your flocks…who are your neighbors, families and friends, known or unknown, and all of the earth’s living, breathing entities and animals…be wise…be prudent…love… will show you how.

As April Ends…May Begins our journey toward recovery…Caution and reserve are the keys to the new world…Proceed with care…We are the key masters…..

 

Earth Day Message…She Is Healing…

Today is Earth Day…and during this pandemic which has resulted in social distancing and home confinement…it has also brought about the Earth healing herself…from humankind!

Without the tons of vehicles coming and going which contribute to the polluting of the air, the air is cleaner and clearer…

Without the water vessel traffic on Earth’s oceans, seas and rivers and lakes, these living waters have been able to begin a cleansing to clear the waters of pollutants dumped callously about by humankind…

This pandemic is indeed a wake up call to humanity…in more ways than one…

The message is loud and clear:  Take care of  the human race, take care of your planet… If this crucial message is not received…the next wave of truth will be just as devastating as what we are now bearing witness to…

I have been observing people in my city…it is heartbreaking to see those who are not practicing social distancing, or protecting themselves, or their children, or others… by covering their faces while out and about shopping for food or other essentials (or non-essentials) observing latex and vinyl gloves thrown about parking lots and sidewalks…

We must learn to live in harmony with our surroundings…our environment. The ground is not our trash bin.

Until a vaccine is discovered for this virus, and produced, masks and social distancing is the new normal… until that day happens.  No one is invincible…no one is untouchable… The sun and warm days are not going to make this viral pandemic disappear or go away…

Life as we once knew it…is gone forever.  It will never come or be…again.  A new world is emerging, and this change is happening now…and it will continue forward…with or without the cooperation of humanity….

It is time for balance…

The Earth is healing…

Humanity is being given the opportunity to heal…

Learn and live the meaning of love…in all of its many facets…especially loving your neighbor as yourself…we are all brothers and sisters…in a world of one race…The human race….

The Earth will heal and cleanse herself… with or without man’s intervention…or  continued destruction…The law of the Universe is Balance…. and balance it will.

Earth Day Message…She Is Healing…

Earth Message to Humanity…Heal your hearts and open your minds…

The Universe is preparing to Balance…denial and ignorance will not stand in its way…

It’s time to change…or get lost in the transformation…

Heal….

He Has Risen…Have You?

Born again…Resurrected…He Has Risen…Have You?

So much love…faith…belief…sacrifice and patience has been unconditionally given to secure humanity’s salvation…can’t we find it within ourselves to be worthy of such an incredible gift?  Can we rise?  Can we make our better…blessed?

This great celebration of life eternal becomes all the more precious if we could only comprehend an iota of the love that manifested a Savior for humanity in the first place! An iota of love…that has the power to create…and destroy…a universe.  An iota!

Imagine being told by the Messiah that you could do greater works than He?!

Everyday you rise from your bed…you have that opportunity…to live up to your gift of salvation…and do greater works than He… Start with the realization that everything begins and ends with love…

It doesn’t take too much effort to fall “in love” with an object or a person…

For humans, it takes less effort to be “in love” with something or someone…than to actually love something or someone. 

To love something or someone wholly…requires no thought in doing it…there is no rhyme or reason…no conditions or restrictions…you just love…

To be “in love” requires conditions…A smile…an attraction…a gesture…how you feel…how it makes you feel…how someone makes you feel… a piece of furniture that makes your living room pop! In love….Conditional.

Celebrate the love that put us in salvation mode…Celebrate the opportunities you have to love…unconditionally…Celebrate the greatest love of all…by loving others beyond yourself…family and friends…celebrate the gift of life in everything that you do…and say…and think…and express…humbly celebrate you…and the great capacity you have for love…to love…and to give it…

He Has Risen…and He has shown us how to Rise…Can you…will you…Rise?

Happy Easter!

Happy Resurrection Day!

Happy Salvation Day!

Now Rise….

 

 

 

 

Holy Week…A Time For Reflection…Then Resurrection…

I always find the week leading up to Easter Sunday, Holy Week,  is a week of reflection and resurrection of your spirit…A week of contemplation and giving of yourself…as Jesus gave of Himself…and ultimately, Himself… for Humanity’s Salvation…Yet in this week of reflection, we examine ourselves to find if we have been true to our inner spirits of God’s faith in us as being worthy of salvation…by giving service to others, unconditionally,  while manifesting miracles through the power of love…

Our trial as true beacons of light and love, was ushered in by a pandemic…this pandemic is going to be one of the ultimate tests of humankind’s service to one another and a testament to the power and miracle manifestations of Love…

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are always reflections of the finality and suffering of Jesus’s last acts in human form, by the reaction of the weather during those days…Thursday, it rained all day…Friday began cloudy…the sun broke through momentarily…and then there was rain…and darkness.  The heavens remember  the past…representing these days, every year that I can remember, with darkness and rain…Sorrow and tears from above…to cleanse and open our hearts to the real reason of our existence…Love….

Tomorrow will be the day of the Great Resurrection…He rose again to save our souls…so we could save others…Practice Connectivity…Teach Brotherhood…Give Peace….Manifest Miracles Through Love…Become the Power…Become Love…We are and always will be Love…Tapped or untapped…it is who we are…and we will be tested…time and time again…until we face that realization…

No matter how many eons pass…or how many resurrections we find before us…We will always be given a reminder…This pandemic will pass…but not our capacity to Love…it must stay with us and we must cultivate it daily…hourly…moment by moment…without giving thought to the deeds or the giving…lest we do…we will be given a test even greater…to which there may be no return to give thanks…

There are only hours left to reflect before we resurrect…become one with He who gave His life…so we could live…

I will leave you with that reflection…..

 

There Is Peace…On Every Front…

There is Peace…On every front…

Isn’t it strange how what was once thought to be so important that it was worth fighting over, no longer has any importance…when something more extreme enters the picture, like a life or death pandemic?

Has anyone noticed that there has been no warring or terrorist attacks…anywhere?  There has been no mention of wars or conflicts anywhere…and whatever is going on in conflicts…Covid-19 will put an end to those soon enough…

This virus is blind to hatred…discrimination…racism…prejudice…skin color…ethnicity…language…culture…young…old…rich…poor…celebrity…famous…stations in life…careers…royalty…the good…the bad…the beautiful…the not so beautiful…as far as its concerned…no one is safe…no one will be spared… Unless we turn it around…by paying attention…by listening…and acting in the best interest of others as well as ourselves…

And in order to see the big picture we must practice love and compassion.

I want to share another one of my favorite songs with you…  Let There Be Peace On Earth… When you read these words, feel them…put yourself into them and live them…because everything begins and ends with us…and if we close our hearts to what is possible for every last one of us who are presently residents of this planet Earth…we will be reminded by any means necessary…and the reminder sitting on everyone’s doorstep right now…is Covid-19…

Let There Be Peace On Earth

And let it begin with me

Let There Be Peace On Earth

The peace that was meant to be

 

With God as our Father

Brothers (and sisters) all are we

Let me walk with my brother (sister)

In perfect harmony

 

Let peace begin with me

Let this be the moment now

 

With ev’ry step I take

Let this be my solemn vow

To take each moment and live

Each moment in peace eternally

Let There Be Peace On Earth

And let it begin with me

 

Songwriters: Jill Jackson/Sy Miller

I took a little poetic license to add “sister(s)” because that’s the way it is…

Everything has taken a back seat to Covid-19…and it will be here…living amongst us…guiding us back to the basics of life…living… and what matters most…Humanity.

There is peace on every front…

And it begins with you….

As March Goes Out…April Comes In…Let Us Not Be Fools…

March came in humbling humanity in the wake of a virus which is now a pandemic… As April Comes In…Let Us Not Be Fools…

We must continue to practice social distancing and disinfecting and taking care of one another while taking care, ourselves…We cannot act as if we are invincible or untouchable…we must always be mindful and careful…with friends…family, and if you’re considered an essential worker…with your co-workers.  We are all family now.  If we become each other’s Guardian Angels…we will make it through to the other side of this devastation stronger and better spiritually…mentally…emotionally…and physically connected and bonded as it was in the beginning…reactivating the love which dwells within all of us…

I want to share part of an article I read today from the New York Times…

Afghans meet coronavirus with kindness, waiving rent and distributing food and masks to their neighbors.

In a moment of need, ordinary Afghans have stepped up to generously share the little that they have, easing the pain of an impending health crisis that is turning into another test of survival for a country where life has been a daily fight for decades.

Across Afghanistan, many landlords have waived rent, in some cases indefinitely until the virus threat recedes. Tailors have handed out thousands of homemade face masks. Youth groups and athletes have delivered food to hospitals and families in destitution. Wedding halls and private schools have volunteered to be turned into hospitals.

The owner of a marketplace of 40 shops forgave rent not just for the month, but for as long as the epidemic continues. The governor of one province set up an emergency Covid-19 fund and in just one day received contributions of more than $100,000.

Mohamed Kareem Tawain, an 80-year-old dentist in Herat, the center of the outbreak in Afghanistan, said that he had experienced multiple wars and droughts in his lifetime, and that Afghanistan was better prepared to deal with the virus than those past scourges.

“I am not too terrified,” he said. “Although it is difficult times, if we join hands, God willing, the corona problem will pass.”

What beautiful and incredibly generous gestures being given by those living in a country ravaged by so much destruction!!!  Think of what could be done here in America!!!  Student loans could be forgiven…how many landlords could waive rents here?!  What about marketplaces, Malls?  How many could forgive shops and small businesses renting storefronts and mall spaces?  This pandemic is taking lives as if there may be no tomorrow…Stepping up to ease the fear of the masses in any and all ways possible… would relieve the panic of destitution and economic loss to those who live from paycheck to paycheck…fixed incomes and temporary employment situations.  No one should have to worry about healthcare and medicine…especially during this time…

We can always do more… And our capacity to do good…and to do what is right…will be put to the test…in the coming months… more than ever before in this life! Let us not be April Fools…

Love thy neighbors and embrace our world families…We are neighbors…and we are family…this realization is given to us…whether we want it to be…or not…whether we like it…or not…yet… there is a great joy in belonging to one another…reaching out to one another…and yes, loving one another!

What greater works are these, than Selflessness and Love?

We have been directed to be one another’s Salvation…We have been appointed as one another’s Comforter…

Let us not be Fools in accepting this mission of serving one another…

Let us follow those stepping up in humility…

And Love….

 

Love…Love…Love…It’s Easy.

Today, there was a laminated card attached to the door…It started with…

“Hello, If you are self-isolating, I can help.  My name is…My phone number is…I live locally at… If you are self-isolating due to COVID-19, I can help with, Picking Up Shopping, Posting Mail, Prayer, A Friendly Phone Call, Urgent Supplies…Just call me or text me, and I’ll do my best to help you (for free!)

And it ended with…

“Coronavirus is contagious, therefore I will take every precaution to ensure I’m spreading only kindness.  I will seek to avoid physical contact (2m distance), wash hands regularly, and leave any items on your doorstep.”

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ~Jesus Christ

It was left by a neighbor…

Love…Love…Love…It’s Easy.

For humanity, this is a test for the ages…we have strayed so far away from our core…our spirit…our light…our hearts…our souls…our essence…Love.  It is incredible that we are always at our best…when things are at their worst…it is beautiful.  Think…how phenomenal it would be…if we would cultivate our flame of love…the essence of our being…to be second nature…without thought…without effort…as involuntary as breathing…in reaching out to each other…whenever…however…whatever the need…with love, support, compassion, understanding…love…love…love…isn’t it ironic that it takes something out of our control to bring us together as one people…one world…one unit united to defeat an invisible enemy…with love?

We will never be the same…because this moment in our time…has changed us.  We cannot return to the separations created to divide us…to weaken us…to rob us of knowing our true essence…love.  Mountains can be moved in the name of love…Coronavirus will be defeated…in the name of love…Sorrows will be lifted…in the name of love…hearts will be mended…in the name of love…you will be changed…in the twinkling of an eye…in the name of love…You have embraced your neighbor…in the name of love…you have been changed…

Love…Love…Love…It’s Easy.

The lights of love are being activated…all over…in every corner of the world…in every heart that answers the call…Don’t you hear it?

Love…Love…Love…It’s Easy.

Your supply is endless…Use it…

 

 

 

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