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A Vision for Patience

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The Vision Alignment Project

A Vision for Patience

We envision ourselves living in a world where the speediness of life has gone away; where the pushiness on the part of those who are in a hurry has vanished and been replaced by a calm, caring for their fellow travelers; and where we, the people, have learned to wait for the fruits of life to ripen, the wines of good character to age, the metals of impeccable will to be forged, the souls within us to rise, and the Earth to ascend in perfect, divine timing.

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For it is with patience that all things mature, including Mother Earth Herself. And we, as responsible stewards for Her, are waiting in wondrous anticipation for Her to finish Her present cycle of growth so we can take our next step, together, as One.

As you line up with this Vision, it becomes your Vision too! You can align with this Vision by double-clicking YES!.

Yes! I Align with this Vision. I Align with this Vision!

Ascension Day

Today is the Ascension. Give yourself to the LOVE Ray to heal your emotional body.

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World Quarantine

This came to me in an email, today.

WORLD QUARANTINE

The Latin root of the word “quarantine” is “forty”.

So what does the Bible say about 40? 

The flood lasted 40 days.

40 years Moses fled Egypt.

40 days Moses stayed on Mount Sinai to receive the Commandments.

Exodus lasted 40 years.

Jesus fasted for 40 days.

Lent is 40 days.
JESUS ASCENDED 40 DAYS AFTER THE RESURRECTION! (FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020).

40 days for a woman to rest after giving birth.

A group of theologians thinks the number 40 represents “change”.  It is the time of preparing a person, or people, to make a fundamental change.

Something will happen after these 40 days. Just believe and pray.  Remember, whenever the number 40 appears in the Bible, there is a “change”.

Please know that during this “quarantine” rivers are cleaning up, vegetation is growing, the air is becoming cleaner because of less pollution, there is less theft and murder, healing is happening, and most importantly, people are turning to Christ.  The Earth is at rest for the first time in many years and hearts are truly transforming.

So, during this time, enjoy it with your loved ones and return to the family altar together. Family prayer is a great blessing.  Through prayer you will see the changes God can work in you and in your home.  Christ promises us that everything works together for the good for those who love God: Romans 8:28!

Remember we are in the year 2020, and 20 + 20 = 40.

Also, 2020 is the year of the United States Census.  Jesus Christ, the savior of the world, was born during a census.

Lastly, 2020 is perfect vision.  May our sight focus on the Lord and living according to His perfect vision for us knowing He holds us in the palm of His hand.

May these days of “quarantine” bring spiritual liberation to our souls, our nation, and our world.

The best is yet to come.
Trust in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!✨

Envision Health

A Vision for Healing Ourselves and Our Planet

The following Vision comes from Vicki Brunton of Palestine, Texas. Vicki says, “I would like to share a vision with you. This is a bit rough, but the essence is that as we consciously heal ourselves, everything around us will be healed as well.”

Thank you, Vicki. Your Vision is beautiful, and here it is!

We see a vision of our children as they arrive on planet earth never losing their connection to their higher self, knowing who they are and why they are here. They are continuously and lovingly supported by parents, angels, guides and others in ways that nourish, inspire and uplift them. They are a source of pure light and love, here to assist the planet in healing.

We see a vision of ourselves as whole and fully integrated, having forgiven ourselves and others and loving all aspects of who we are. We see ourselves living freely, compassionately, and in gratitude for all that has past which has brought us to where we are now. We see ourselves carrying out our higher purpose work in service to our fellow man and our planet. We see ourselves as healed, filled with light and love which, in turn, heals others by our very presence. As we raise our vibration, we assist in raising the vibration of those around us.

We see a vision of ourselves, our children, all people and our planet as healed and vibrating pure love and light.

http://www.visionalignmentproject.com

 

Moving on in 2020

The first 19 years of the 21st century have been power-packed and most interesting. In 1997, I began to research women musicians and developed the Jazzwomen Directory. By 2007, I incorporated Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. to promote women musicians, globally.

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In 2006, I published my first book In Pursuit of A Melody and, by 2019, I published my 14th book Blues Women: The First Civil Rights Workers. Other books I published were Amazing Musicwomen cataloging 40 professional women musicians and vocalists, and So, You Want To Be A Singer? that instructs young people about the business of music.

In 2017, I graduated with my Doctor of Business Administration degree from Northcentral University, where I published my dissertation, Women in Jazz: Music Publishing and Marketing.

jc dissertationThis qualitative case study explored women jazz musicians and earning as music publishers. It examined business practices of 20 women in jazz in the U.S., between 30 and 64, who compose and publish jazz music. Variables were education, the number of songs composed, incorporation, affiliation with royalty organizations, and how they used marketing, branding, promotion, and advertisement. Participants discussed financial challenges resulting from gender and age discrimination. The focus was on business tactics for operations and marketing that affected the professional careers of women jazz musicians. Best business practices were explored for women musicians in jazz and guidelines for young women entering the industry. Suggestions were made for how private corporations and governments could be more inclusive of women’s music through programming and grant-making, and recommendations for future research and policy for equitable treatment of women musicians, particularly in media and film.

From 2014 to 2018, we published four Catalogs of Women in Arts & Business that culminated in Musicwoman Magazine, launched in June 2019.

Today, I am compiling the articles and advertisement for the second issue of Musicwoman Magazine, and developing the plan for WIJSF and my publishing company FYI Communications, Inc. for 2020.

 

The Little Things

This week began during my morning constitution on Sunday with the thought that it is the little things that make a life. It is the little things that you appreciate that makes life worth living. The little things stitched together to create a quilt of experiences that make me smile, wonder, question, hold on, and think.

A spark of fire can create a bonfire. Many people in California are experience the trauma of fires. They lost their homes and their lives. That raging, romping fire began with a spark.

A tree begins with a seed and, over time, that seed grew into a magnificent tree that gives fruit, shade, and is a vision to behold.

A kind word, a small donation, a thoughtful deed can help people in distress. Yet, a small error in thinking puts people out of their home and on the street. Children should live in a home. A small effort on the part of humanity as a whole can solve the homeless problem. It takes a small thought, a small effort, a small group to make some change.

What will we do to spark a revolution for change, plant the seed for change, and make a small effort to end homelessness and poverty?

 

Appreciation

Heart-and-SoulToday, so many signs pointed to things that I am grateful and appreciative of and for.

  1. I woke up this morning.
  2. I was sleeping in a bed.
  3. I had a toilet to relieve my bladder.
  4. I had running water to take a shower.
  5. I had tea, honey, and lemon to drink and food to eat.
  6. I had electricity to turn on my computer and TV and charge my phone.
  7. I deposited a check into my account using my phone.
  8. I had a wonderful roommate sharing expenses with me.
  9. I had a friend to meet for lunch.
  10. I had a car with gas to drive 15 miles to meet my friend.
  11. 1snoopy-happy-dance1I had money to buy lunch.
  12. I just published a magazine and delivered some to some people.
  13. I had air conditioning in my car that red 99 degrees inside.
  14. I got home safely and relaxed in the air conditioning.
  15. I had work to do on my computer.
  16. I had a relaxing moment.
  17. I watch Romancing The Stone for the first time.
  18. I ate a good dinner prepared by my wonderful roommate.
  19. I had work to do on the computer.
  20. I have nothing pressing on my mind.
  21. I have beautiful offspring.
  22. I have a beau romancing me from Spain.
  23. I am not teaching a summer class leaving me free to travel this summer.
  24. I am teaching four classes in the Fall.
  25. I am rich beyond my needs.
  26. I am grateful and appreciative!

Homeless

1Homeless people are 2% or 150 million people of the population on Earth and ___% in the USA. Reportedly, in 10 US cities, 400,000 families live in shelters representing 1.1 million homeless children (Nunez & Fox, 1999).

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January 2019, New York City reached yet another dismal milestone in the history of modern mass homelessness: An all-time record 63,839 men, women, and children slept in shelters each night. The new peak was fueled by a dramatic increase in the number of homeless single adults – a figure that has been growing by an average of 10 percent per year since Mayor de Blasio took office. The number of single adults in shelters has more than doubled in the past decade, and exceeded 18,000 individuals for the first time in January 2019, while the number of homeless families has soared from 9,600 to more than 15,000 during the same period (Source).

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https://ourworldindata.org/homelessness

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A report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development has found that just under 553,000 people are homeless, with approximately 65% staying in sheltered accommodation. Out of every 10,000 people in the United States, 17 people experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018 (Source).

References

Nunez, R., & Fox, C. (1999). A Snapshot of Family Homelessness across America. Political Science Quarterly, 114(2), 289-307. doi:10.2307/2657740

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Envision Peace

We envision peace by diverting our thoughts of other things to a world in which peace is the norm. Peace is the practice of humankind. Peace propels our prosperity. ~ Dr. Joan Cartwright

A Vision for Peace

[Paraphrased from http://www.visionalignmentproject.com%5D

We see a world where peace is everywhere and humanity has rejected our defensive mindset to defend ourselves against foreign enemies, unfriendly neighbors, dangerous criminals, the local militia, or anyone who appeared to threaten us. We attracted attacks upon ourselves with thoughts of being attacked which manifested easily like all thoughts we entertain.

We envision a world where mankind has rejected the need to be in opposition to others because we become those we oppose.

We practice these two thought patterns to envision a world where people walk the sidewalks and roads, freely and openly, in all lands; where we smile at one another easily, work together in cooperation, and want only for the well-being and goodwill of everyone else; where all weapons are gone and we solve our challenges by negotiating, compromising, and helping each other to realize our dreams in an atmosphere of peace and unbridled creativity. In this environment, everyone feels safe. The peace in our hearts and minds has worked its way outward into our world as well and all people enjoy their lives because true peace is inside and outside of us at all times.

 
As you line up with this Vision, it becomes your Vision too! 
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Live Every Moment

James Ingram was 66 and died last week.

We’re still here. All we must do is live every moment!

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