October is Here…Now What?

We have entered the tenth month much the same as the last nine…Covid-19 statistics and push-back dramas…immigration fiascos…turning back the clock on personal freedoms…climate change eruptions making it clear that climate change IS here and making bold statements in weather delivery to reach those still in denial of environmental damage brought on by humankind’s ignorance in preserving and caring for the planet that sustains us…and due to such ignorance…may not be able to sustain us in the decades to come…

Political infighting which in itself is the foremost danger to the survival of democracy and the beloved dream of a free America…And while we are all trying our best to support…respect…and reach out to those in need…we are well below the standard of raising our compassion to the level of at least 50% in this country…let alone, around the globe.

Another year about to pass and leave us with…What? Dare we say…more human chaos? Or can we say maybe a slight improvement over last year?

We must open our eyes and our hearts with the recognition and knowledge that life will never be the same as it was at the beginning of 2019…or 1999…We must move forward and weather the storms that are materializing in our path of humanity with unity and vision toward improving upon the human condition…and include plans to immediately implement change to prevent any further damage to our environment…this is the only way to ensuring a path forward for our moment of now…and future generations…some of which are here now…and fighting to secure a future for themselves and their children…and their children’s children.

We can no longer afford to indulge in the nonsense and nonsense of those who are destroying and making a mockery of our nation…through the ineptitude of what is coming from political parties…both Blue and Red, and in between…leaving the American people as well as Allies of our country, caught in the middle, and viewed as nothing more than expendable, collateral damage… Those factions who swore allegiance to upholding the integrity and the Constitution of the United States of America…

The only terrorists we have to fear at present are those who are in constant battle tearing our country apart…upon Capitol Hill….A true democracy does not use its power to “best” and tear down opposite beliefs of its constituency…it works to find compromise to best preserve and build continuity of unity…strengthened by the body of core beliefs upon which freedom is guaranteed and supported…Instead, we are delivered constantly into the pit of division…and chaos.

At this pace…the only change that will come is a country wrought with such fracture and division…nothing will prevent it from ultimately falling apart….

The only masks that need to come off right here and right now are the masks of denial and delusion.

October is Here…

Now What?

Now we stop pretending…

We stop holding back…

We start caring…

We start rebuilding…

We start unifying…

We take a second look at who we the people let run our country…on all sides of the political spectrum…and honestly take a look at where you are because of it…and where you are headed because of it…don’t take sides…take heart…take objectivity…and stop to honestly evaluate where your life will be in two months….six months…a year…is it acceptable to you? To your families? To a better America? A better world?

Take a good long look…

Look hard…

Life is not ever going to go back to where it was…

The time is here to make a change to guarantee a future…

What Now?

That answer rests with all of us….

Remembering The Unity of 9/11….

Every year for 20 years we remember the horrors and tragedy of September 11, 2001…

When terrorists desecrated U.S. soil and unleashed the unimaginable and the unthinkable…the cost of civilian and service men and women lives was staggering…and still continues in the aftermath due to exposures to the fallout and trauma of that day. It changed the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual landscape of our country…forever.

As a nation, we became our best at our worst…We harnessed a unity that extended to every corner of our wounded America…and we witnessed a strength in that connectivity that was impenetrable.

That “impenetrable connectivity” should always be remembered…and practiced at every turn… We need that unity now more than ever!

We must remember…for all of those we lost that day…their sacrifice must always be our fuel to come together for the good of all…They gave their lives…consciously and unconsciously, so America could continue to be…Free.

Remember that the next time someone breaks from that unity…and attempts to initiate actions that may result in the loss of freedom for another…will you “connect” or “disconnect?”

If those passengers on Flight 93 chose to disconnect, do you dare to think what magnitude of damage and loss and change to our history that would have occurred…had those terrorists succeeded in reaching their designated target? They sacrificed their lives for their belief in America…and their love for our country.

We must never forget the beautiful demonstration of unity…

We must never forget the sacrifices…

We must always remember and practice being our best…whatever “worse” arises…

9/11 will forever be our badge of courage to move forward the dreams and freedom of America…

Start today……

To Love…Is To Find.

To Love

Is to find…

For Love is pure…

It does not hide.

To bare one’s soul

Is to be alone…

For Honesty

Is a large pill to shallow…

To Be

Is to first exist…

How can we?

If we do not Love….

We must find love…it is our only salvation. If we continue to embrace what is shallow…materialistic and fleeting…we will not prevail and humanity will cease to be.

America…

It is crucial that we understand the importance of what this country should stand for…it is of high importance that we understand our connectivity and what it means to be guardians…shepherds…preservers…and respecters of life…in respecting life we respect the freedom of others…without impositions of our will…yet, this is a double-edged sword…because in respecting others we must be inclusive, open to all views…yet find the common ground of compromise…

If we understand what love is…and find the road to love…we will unite our country…as well as ourselves… Eventually…our world.

To Love…

Is to Find…

For Love is Pure…

It does not hide…

If you believe in Love…You won’t need to look far to find it…

Open your heart…..

A Day Of Peace and Quiet…

With so much going on in our country with politics…climate change…the viral pandemic still wreaking havoc and division in protective measures…It’s time to take a break and find some peace and quiet…and disengage for a day or two…and concentrate on you…

Meditate with the New Moon….

Shanah Tovah!

Are We So Unlike Our Enemies?

Are We So Unlike Our Enemies?

Are we so unlike our enemies…or those we choose to judge?

Texas passed a restrictive abortion ban after the Supreme Court declined to step in and stop the law from taking women back ages in their rights to choose what happens within their own bodies…

The GOP is really “The Taliban” operating freely within America…picking and choosing what they feel is best for American citizens without considering Civil Rights…Civil Liberties…Human Rights…Freedom…and Democracy.

It goes without saying that Republicans have no respect or sovereignty to the Constitution of the United States. 

We have all stood by and bore witness to their treason and insurrectionist actions with impunity…

Are We So Unlike Our Enemies?

If we choose to blindly accept what the GOP has done in taking our country backwards in their ideologies of governing by restrictions and manipulations around democracy… limiting women’s rights to choose pretending to care about babies not yet born while murdering and lynching children of people of color…as well as taking the lives of people of color…along with their efforts to overturn Roe Vs. Wade in red states and restrict voting rights in order to boost their majority power to take our country back to the dark ages of human savagery, don’t we deserve to fall as Afghanistan…and other countries laid to waste because they believed in Democracy without stronger unification to protect it?

It is beyond hypocritical to defend life not yet born…when every day a person of color falls to discriminate loss of life–someone’s child—just because…and someone’s child falls victim to gun violence because little boys and little girls acting in the capacity of grownups in high places… want to have their “right to bear arms” regardless of the consequential and horrific loss of life that comes with uncontrolled access in the ability to obtain weapons…Yet they care about restricting a woman’s right to her own body…because they want to “protect” the unborn…When they can’t and refuse to protect the lives of all  American citizens by breaking…bending…and completely ignoring laws that are made to protect them.  Welcome to democracy in America!

While the awakening to equality has been a snail’s pace in recognition…we must remember the lives continually being lost in this never ending battle for “blind” equality for all…without the stigma of racism.

Are We So Unlike Our Enemies?!

Take a good, long look around America…Then take a good, long look around the world… Are we so different? Our ways are more refined and “educated”…Like Judas and Jesus…Judas was an “educated” man…

America will fall to a menagerie of greed and prejudices…and democracy will cease to be recognized, let alone respected…if we do not weed out “The Taliban” and domestic terrorism which is alive and well and functioning in our own country…here and now…from one day to the next…within a government which once stood for something…now perceived as a “paper tiger.”

Are we so unlike our enemies?

Time to prove that we are not…the enemy.

Time to show “true colors.”

Time to stand and protect…Freedom.

Without Freedom…

There is no Democracy…

Without Democracy….

There is no America.

We are just another…Enemy.

Songs of September…

Try to remember when life was so tender

That no one wept except the willow

Try to remember the kind of September

When Love was an ember about to billow

Try to remember and if you remember

Then follow, follow…

(“Try to Remember”… Songwriters Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt)

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September morn

We danced until the night

Became a brand new day

Two lovers playing scenes

From some romantic play

September morning

Still can make me feel that way…

(“September Morn” Songwriters Gilbert Becaud/Neil Diamond)

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Hey, hey, hey

Ba-dee-ya, say, do you remember?

Ba-dee-ya, dancing in September

Ba-dee-ya, never was a cloudy day

There was a

Ba-dee-ya, say do you remember?

Ba-dee-ya, dancing in September

Ba-dee-ya, golden dreams were shiny days…

(“September” Songwriters Maurice White, Allee Willis, Al McKay)

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Today is September 1st…a new month in a year that has been full of drama and heartbreak….

Maybe we can start this month with September songs that fill us with good feelings…happy thoughts…and wonderful memories… We can all use some inspiration to reclaim our joy.

Everyday…fill your lives with song…dance…sing…find the smile in your heart…and share the joy!

We cannot afford to wait to let ourselves experience what makes us feel the lightness of being happy and filled with joy and laughter…We know how short life is…that is why we cannot abstain from the wellness of what makes us happy! Eat that chocolate…Have that special dinner on Tuesday…Put on that song and dance…dance…dance!

Happiness is just around the corner….September is here….

Let yourself find your happy…

Do you remember never a cloudy day?

Yow!!!

August Ends…September Morn….

The ninth month is upon us…tomorrow to be exact…August has been quite a month!

So much tribulation…so much loss of life! Afghanistan…Covid-19 Delta…. Hurricane Ida…Heatwaves…Fires…Floods…

Seems apocalyptic doesn’t it?

What will September bring?

Perhaps a change of energy is in order…Maybe we can ease some of the trials and tribulations by doing what we can to avoid hardships, resistance, and challenge…

Let’s take a moment to really take a look at situations we can influence to bring about less life loss…and give what we can to those less fortunate…knowing that at any given moment…we could be the one behind the eighth ball.

We must not give in and abandon our power to change what we can change…and meet challenge with viable solutions.  A country survives when its people come together to conquer what threatens the masses…whatever the source!

Let us bring in September with hope and encouragement…with positive thoughts…energy and actions. Take a good long look at what can be done to save the babies…the children…and ease burdens in this time of Covid…

Take a step back and examine how we can best serve those who have lost homes and livelihoods as a result of the floods…fires… political rivalry and dissension…

We must rebuild in any way possible…to restore faith in a country that is being ravaged and attacked from every direction…Nature…Man…Within…

Take a deep breath…another 30 days is about to begin…

Give it your best…give it honestly…but give…every ounce of change comes with a heart that is willing to make a difference for the betterment of all…

Are you willing?

A brand new start is coming with the rising sun…

Are you ready?

Autumn comes with September…

We will be reaping what we sow….

Blessed Are The Hearts…

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”

I wonder what Albert Camus was going through when he made this wonderful observation that is now a quote credited to him…

It is most applicable in these most dire times of our day to day living…

We must learn to teach our hearts to bend with the trials and tribulations that confront us from moment to moment, daily…or we will find ourselves overcome with the trauma of our hearts being broken…at every turn…and unless we know how to bend…we will surely perish under the onslaught…

In order to find the light at the end of tumultuous tunnels…we must become the light.

We must learn to see all sides of every situation…and choose to do what is best not only for ourselves…but for the good of others as well.

We must understand what breaks hearts…and not be a contributor in causing heartbreak for others, as well as ourselves.

In learning to bend our hearts to avoid heartbreak, we can also help others in learning to bend…It isn’t love that breaks hearts…it’s people…

Love is the great teacher…that helps us to bend…

In order to receive it we must open our hearts…

How do we understand love?

We graciously and unconditionally accept it…

And gift it to others…by sharing it…even in our darkest of times…because Love Is…and always will be…Humanity’s saving grace.

Blessed are the hearts that can bend…they shall never be broken…

For these are the hearts that have accepted the healing…bending…

And regenerative…Power of Love….

Today in America…and the world over…We need hearts to bend.

Can We Fix Us?

Nature has a way of finding balance when something is not instep with her creation…

Almost every living thing has a way of correcting its anomalies…except for humanity…Humans would rather control and destroy than adjust and balance…and seek harmony in support of preserving resources and coming up with safe and viable alternatives to depletion and sucking the life out of our planet which sustains and supports life without conditions.

We exploit this gift of sustained life by ignorance…greed…and denial…

Now every ignorance, act of greed and gain, and denial of the consequences of guardianship of Earth… have come to collect…balance…and even the score. These callous and egregious acts of humankind visited upon the planet…and one another in war and non-support of those in less developed countries have unleashed forces that are now out of human control as well as being too late to repair what has been damaged.

People continue to believe that they can beat Covid-19 with and without vaccines…without masks…social distancing and ignorance and denial of common sense and logic…which will wipe out half the population of the planet if these attitudes and foolish flaunting continue in their present manner.

Life on this planet was given the choice of continuing forward in the evolution of life for another geological age…or face extinction.

Governments are failing…Climate change is demonstrating its human-altered existence…and destruction capabilities…a pandemic is quickly taking the shape of the next human-cleansing plague…

Can We Fix Us?

Do we want to fix us?

Do we want to fix human mistakes to preserve and save the planet…Our life force?

Do we care enough to fix us???

Maybe we need more heatwaves, floods and earthquakes…More countries ravaged by war, displacing and claiming the lives of innocent men, women and children…

Maybe we need more corrupt and non-functioning government entities and self-serving politicians…maybe we need more insurrections…misinformed and cult controlled citizens…and election promises that never materialize…for instance, $50,000 in student loan forgiveness by President Biden…or total student loan forgiveness to give our country’s economy a real boost and people the opportunity to have a piece of American Pie…

Maybe we need another albatross around our necks to rise up and toss “tea into harbors” around the country in protest of “taxation without representation”…especially people of color…

Maybe we need to question our humanity…and have #MeToo accountability in every aspect of man’s inhumanity to every man, woman and child…who just want to live a peaceful, happy life without targeted cruelty…disrespect and hatred…

Can… We… Fix… Us?

Tune in…bring your popcorn…your compassion…your humanity…

And if there’s a crowd…and you’re indoors…

Maybe…just maybe…A Mask?

What Really Defines Greatness?

The greatness of an individual’s abilities to excel in their chosen sport or profession doesn’t rest solely on their physical prowess, skill, or achievements…

Making selfless choices and stepping out of the spotlight reveals true character…and a heart of gold….

Those who criticize…and even those who support…can miss the signs and the real picture behind the surprising turn of events of what took place regarding the American Women’s Gymnastics Team in Tokyo…

Let’s take a close look and look at what took place…

Maybe Mental Health was a cause…maybe, just a little… Perhaps the pressure of being the Greatest Of All Time and the heavy expectations of everyone that a team led by such a stellar individual would bring home team gold in every event…because she could…after all she was The G.O.A.T. !!! With those odds it was a no-brainer to everyone that the American Women’s Gymnastics Team would bring home the Gold across the board.

Suni Lee had a chance to shine at the Olympics…Mykayla Skinner was chosen as an unlikely alternate…her medal hopes dashed…having missed her chance to qualify her scores for becoming a member of the final competing team in Tokyo.

The other qualifying gymnasts on the American Women’s Team had the heart and talent to shine and spotlight their strengths and talent…apart from the greatest of all time…and she knew this…

Watching the videos she posted on Twitter of her back flop dismounts on the uneven parallel bars was all the convincing needed to show the world that she was suffering from the “twisties.” Then she took them down.

That’s when the light of truth came through…

This is the woman who has in the past, though in pain, and with unknown injuries…suffered through competing in the 2016 Olympics with a toe shattered in five places! A partially torn calf …two or three times…also a broken rib in 2016… a shoulder injury…to highlight a few.  

She wanted her teammates to experience the thrill of winning in an Olympic competition…and she stepped back…and let their skills and talents shine…

It could have been Mental Health…we need a spotlight and focus on Mental Health…across the board…it could have been “the twisties”…it could have been pressure and the weight of expectation…or it could have been the rarest of the rare hidden asset of being The Greatest Of All Time…being in possession of Universal Gold…A selfless…giving heart.

Think about it…give it some real and honest thought.

Not many would stay to cheer on and encourage their teammates…or watch them compete in events where she/he were the favored to bring home the gold…Many would have departed to nurse their wounds…or sulk in silence…or worse…

The greatest of all time has many skills…even skills that can mask the real compassion and motivation behind events to create opportunity… selfless character and spirit propels a Heart of Gold…

We must learn to step away from tearing down…criticism…hateful and envious comments…and learn to keep stones at our feet…instead of casting them in negativity and judgment…

We must learn to view at 360 degrees…taking in all angles…and all scenarios…with positive conclusions. That is when the clearer picture reveals itself…

The Greatest Of All Time…

Is having Humility…

That’s the key…

 To Greatness….  

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