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An Open Letter

Soundtrack (listening to):

Lisa Lobe – Stay
A. Morrisette – Ironic
4 non-blondes – What’s up?
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Nelly Furtado –  I’m Like a Bird

The following is an open letter and a personal letter to my loved ones, friends, both past present, and future.

There is so very much I would like to say that this could be a Tolstoy novel. You know, War and Peace?  I will try my best to condense what is currently in my heart.

Every person born into this world is filled with both good and evil, love and hate, right and wrong on the inside all who have reached the age of accountability are aware of this.

Blame never solves anything, oh, it may make us feel better for the moment but ultimately it doesn’t help anything. Forgiveness, and personal responsibility followed by choice, and action do make for change.  I know this, and I am doing my best to put it into practice.

Inside there is everything we need to be complete, yet on the outside, we can only work with what we have at hand and imagine for the better.

That being said, I am truly sorrowful today. I hate to be in and to see you in misery.  I am sorry. My heart and head hurt, because I hurt you, even if it was unintentional. I never want to hurt another. You are precious and I’d give you the world were it mine.

I would like you to understand that It is never my intention to hurt, insult, belittle or take advantage of you. I mean no harm. I do give all, I am open to you and here for you with all that is within me. What I can not do is choose for you.  Choice, even down to every thought we think is ours alone to make. My sky is torn today, my heart aches. I am truly sorry for your pain and anger. I care deeply. If I could give you only and all the goodness and graceful thoughts that exist I would certainly do so. With gladness, I would hold you in safe keeping for eternity.

How? tell me please, how do I show my appreciations for you allowing me to be a part of your life? How can I communicate to you that I love you? I care and will do anything for you, I  give to you all that I am without expecting anything in return if you would only ask (A. ask, S. seek, K. knock).  All you need to do is ask. I am grateful, though I may/can not know how to show it to you. It is up to you to show me how I can do that. All you need to do is ask.

If I complain about, take advantage of, or inconvenience you please forgive me.  I am still human and struggle with all of the same feelings and thoughts that every person alive on this earth does. I am doing the best I can given what I have at hand, whether or not anyone acknowledges it, or thinks otherwise. If it is your desire, I would go dirty, cold and hungry before I use you unjustly.  Believe that you may call on me anytime and with all I have and all I am I will comfort you, I will give all for you. I am dignified. I am humbled by you. I am all that I am and I would give all for you if you ask me to.

Need clarity of intention? Ask
Need money? Ask
Need companionship? Ask
Need wisdom? Ask
Need Truth? Need an ear, arm, shoulder?
Wake me up anytime, day or night and I will sit with you. I will not leave you alone unless; unless that is your desire.

All I have is yours if you will seek me out.  If I don’t have the thing, the wisdom or the answer you are looking for I will help in your search the best way I know how.

It is ALL up to you. Choose as you will.  Choose to be angry? you are allowed to be angry. Go for it. Choose to be disheartened, or wholehearted, choose hate, choose murder if you so desire, go ahead and cut me off, kill me. Although, I pray that you will choose life, and love, mercy and grace, peace and truth, but whatever your choice I will not condemn you and I will not abandon you, for you have had enough of that and you do enough of that for yourself.

I give myself to you. Everything I have is yours all you need to do is ask.

This ONE thing I ask of you. Please,  if you can find it in your heart forgive. Forgive me, forgive yourself, and know that I AM for you. I am not against you. If I could choose friendship, loyalty, laughter, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, understanding, riches, fame goodness, truth and every good thing for you I most certainly would, and do.
But those choices are not mine to make for you, I can not be responsible for your thoughts, feelings, or actions.Only you and I can make that choice.

Every waking moment, until the time we are taken from this earth we choose.

I am aware, I am here. You matter to me and I love you.

BIG LOVE
lil’ gini

PS- the impetus for this post was most disturbing, and painful for me personally, no buts about it, it’s all true.
PSS – I’m still searching for a good proofreader. Want to help?

 

Major Minor

Major Minor
In the music of life, there is major and minor. They are different yet equal. That is, one or the other is usually dominant. The major is in no way above the minor, though it may seem so at times. The minor is not below the major, although it may seem that way sometimes. The major and minor are mixed and mingled in dissonance and harmony.  You can not have one without the other and be rich with life’s journey. This is why I am studying, learning, and sharing Jazz music.
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THE MUSIC
If you’ve read my blog you know that I have recently begun a love affair with music. I am taking a whole new approach to learning it. I want it all, I want that which is called music. Most especially Jazz.

Having said that, I always try to remember that the LORD (choose your own ism – I give up on isms) is my shepherd and I shall NOT WANT. Therefore, I am aware and I am a musician. If it takes me eternity I will,  with the talent I have been given, with the work that it takes, and don’t be mistaken it takes tenacity and hard work to be effortless in whatever you do; I will lovingly share the music that is in my head & heart The music in my heart is love. I will make music my habit until it feels, no, until it is natural in all aspects of my life.

Pretty big resolve huh?
Agreed …Phooey! I wasn’t going to make any resolutions this year.  MMMmmmm Paradox. 0e00272f9b21541b8ba4869b94f6cb9a Eh, don’t worry about it.
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In a lesson, a maestro once had his group of students sit quietly and listen to a piano.
He then assigned one student to play all the white keys eventually they were played in a glissando (a glide from one pitch to another) from bottom to top, and top to bottom in succession and let them ring out. After this, he assigned another to play all the black keys in the same way.  Next, he posed the question: What do you hear, what is the differences in the sound?

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BRILLIANT 

THE FLAVOR
The white keys were nice, yet bland to my tastes. I’m not sure that vanilla is even a good description. Vanilla in the right amount is a luscious flavor. Especially good vanilla ice-cream in hot coffee.  The flavors of the white keys are like a good boiled dinner without much spice. I love it but I don’t want a steady diet of it.  It makes me ask, Please pass the salt and pepper? Do we have any Tapatio? or Siracha?

The black keys were spicy, some flavors were a little bitter, a little sour, and some have heat.

Mix these together in your own recipe and stir it up and cook it slowly. Cook it until all the juices, and spices meld and fats melt until is one glorious meal from start to finish and then thorouchocolate_raspberry_mousse_cake_22671ghly enjoy it.

. . . and for dessert, I’ll take chocolate; not just any chocolate rich dark, smooth luscious chocolate, vanilla and raspberry swirls with just a touch of salt & hot pepper.

Mmmmm life can taste better and better. Let’s eat it!

BIG LOVE
lil’ gini

PS – You are alive but are you experienced?

 

What’s on your mind?

Facebook is always asking . . .
So I decided to answer:

What’s on your mind?

Who me?
What’s on my mind? I’m just gonna share it –
 
My mind is on my mind, a lot. I mean I’m thinking about what I’m thinking about, AND, and if I find that I’m not, then I remind myself to WAKE UP !! and intentionally pay attention , examining, ordering, and choosing my thoughts very carefully. It’s like freaking brain surgery only you’re not sure if you are under the influence or wide awake. It’s like quantum physics type stuff, really freakin’ hard. I can’t even remember how to multiply fractions and I’m trying to attempt to crawl inside my own skull and ReKnew, Everything I Thought I knew??? .
 
(ReKnew is a fantastic blog BTW, if you want to check it out, it has my heart. – http://www.reknew.org ).
 
I have to tell you it is NOT EASY, it is a lot of hard work. I mean, it’s like freaking warfare it’s so difficult. All this thinking … like training for an amazing Gladiator battle. I need my shield, all my armor, my helmet, swift feet and a sharp two-edged sword !! Until I remember that the battle is not mine and can breathe again and search for the flow. I remember to be like water (there’s a post or two coming on that concept 🙂 ). 
 
So here is the way I figure it:
I am mind, I am heart and soul, strength, and mind. I am thought that inspires you. In you breathe, and out your breath goes, it goes on and on. Have you taken any time notice lately?
I am that which makes your fingernails grow. Creator, in creation, I am that which allows the wind to blow where it will, and you cannot tell where it comes or where it goes. I am the very force that makes and keeps your heart beating, your lungs breathing in and out, filling your blood with love like oxygen (hey, I’m a child of the 70/80’s, cut me some slack, will ya !! ) – I am that, life. The rest is up to you. Choose which you will serve, evil or good, life or death.
 
You already know my name, you use it all day long.
 
Resistance is futile for I will and do as I please, it’s all of me, by me, and for me. Resistance is futile for I am as you are and we shall ever be, together as one. I am has sent me, I say STOP! Do not fear for I am with you, Be STILL  and KNOW.   be still and know….
…get quiet,
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Move in a little closer.
What do you hear?

Move up a little higher,
What do you see?
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I promise you the air is much easier to breathe in this place.
God’s grace is sufficient for all who will look within and without, spirit housed in flesh.

 
HEY MAN !!! You asked for it. Remember ???
All my love, ~gini.
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PS-Hey…. is that megalomaniacish?

Don’t worry about it. It’s all good, I AM Enjoying it more all the time.
BIG LOVE,
BIG LIFE,
lil’ gini ❤

RALPH SMART love & wisdom


Decipher the God Program



RALPH SMART –  A
 man who is wide awake before breakfast ! 

Check out his book and internet channels !!

https://ralphsmart.com/
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Ralph’s Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjt7bEwtlk6A6f_CiY2ZOlQ
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I very much enjoy pondering Ralph’s teachings
– He is an alchemist –

What if You Were
the Best Version of Yourself?

 

The Smartest Version.. The Wealthiest Version..
 The Happiest Version..
 Imagine the best possible version of yourself. Go beyond now.. and dive into the infinite possibilities.

See yourself where all of your relationships are at their best. Where your mind is working at its best. Where your wealth is at its most.

It’s easy to get there. But most people don’t realize that life is on a continuum. On one end, there’s the worst version of yourself. The loser. The loner. The popper.

But on the other side of the scale is your best version. Where every part of your life is optimal. And you’re about to see how you can get on the fast track to your best self.
 Here’s How…
 Inside the book Feel Alive by Ralph Smart, you’ll discover the key to the best version of yourself. You’re going to see how your mind and thoughts alter the world you experience.

How your mind drastically alters your life and how you can control it. Because if you’re not controlling your mind, then who is?

You’ll also discover the strange reason why food can block you from your best self. And how you can use the right foods to get your mind working at its best. Then you’ll be able to control your mind and in turn, your world.
 Here’s Why…
 Ralph Smart is an expert.

He’s a Psychologist, Life Coach, Author, and Counselor. He freely shares his knowledge through his Youtube channel.

Which, by the way, has over 82 million hits! Now, here’s what other people are saying about Ralph:

I made lots of new connections during our chat and was left with an inspired, go-getting energy following our session. Thanks again Ralph!” -Jode Joddle

I started to redesign my life right after the session. I have more positive and less negative thoughts and emotions Thank u xx.” -Amani Fallatah

I saw my past, unfold and fall away into my memories, I know what my present is, I choose to be present not absent. Listen to your inner self and connect with Ralph!” -Cameron Willet
Get the Book…
Are you ready to be the best version of yourself? Do you want to see how you can get there ASAP? Then grab a copy of his book Feel Alive.

You can order a paperback or, if you’re ready to start right away, get the ebook version. So what are you waiting for? Click the link below and become your best self now!

 

MONEY – Time to stop wanting and start asking for it.

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Rejoice in the prosperity of others, wish them all good things,  and you will grow wealthy yourself.

MONEY (That’s what I want) LennonMcCartney
 The best things in life are free
But you can give them to the birds and bees – I WANT MONEY! 
Your 3140a267c1099a36cfd7a62572281a12loving gives me a thrill, But your loving don’t pay my bills – Now give me MONEY . . .  Lord knows the Beatles made plenty of money for many people, and will continue to do so for years to come. I’m pretty sure that these men were just doing what they loved. 

“The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.” Mark Twain
Do what you love and you’ll have plenty.    I thought that I believed that. But today, just today, I realized I had it all
wrong !    WHAT? Yes, all wrong.I have faith, I give and work hard, but still, in my heart, I have a bad attitude toward money. I’ve been so wrong.

Money is a thing, money is not good or bad in and of itself.
Yes, this I know, or I thought I did.  Things are neither good or bad, they just are. God has given us all things richly to enjoy. Covetousness, on the other hand, is not a thing it is an evil state of want. Remember, As you think and feel so are you. Greed and jealousy can and will only bring destruction.

“Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple.”  ~Job 5:2

I realized today  while riding through town I grew up in. The town has tripled, I think. Where there used to be farmland and swamp I see all these brand new homes with manicured yards, sidewalks, nice cars,  and I say aloud; Where did all this money come from?  I was jealous, I was wrong to be jealous. I have been angry and felt cheated.

But you know what?     That is a lie.

Yes, I’ve worked so hard and put so much effort into trying to make things happen that I ended up needing a triple bypass and having heart failure. All the striving, and envy, and work nearly killed me. So, I’ve decided to die, because I know in dying I will live. That is I lay down trying to earn God’s favor because I’ve had it all along and didn’t even realize it.  That’s it, I give up!

The truth is, I have everything I need. It’s time to expand my borders because good and beautiful is coming my way in abundance, and in a hurry. Money, houses, cars, these “things” are just that, things. With the right attitude, I already have “it”, I have all I need.  I’m going to start living like it.  This world, the one we see with our eyes, touch with our skin/hands, smell, hear, taste, this is all temporal, it’s passing away. Even our bodies come to pass, but our Spirit that will never die.  Yes, I have work to do, and a lot to learn, but now I’m looking at it from a whole new perspective, a completely different lens. I’ve never been afraid of hard work. I love to work. I have no one but myself to blame for my mistakes, wrong thinking or wrong choices and neither, do you, Do you?

The LORD says: Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

I say: Come in LORD, you are welcome here all I have is yours, it has always been yours and always will be.  Welcome home.

 

Today I change my thinking about money. Today, while it is called today I plant the seeds of plenty, wealth, and luxury. I am poised and ready to be blessed above and beyond all I could ask for or think of.

  I   L O V E   M O N E Y !          I   L O V E   M O N E Y !               I   L O V E   M O N E Y ! 

I resolve to create a new life one little thing at a time, by grace and generosity and thankfulness.  I resolve to pray and meditate, to  think on things pure, virtuous, whatever is good. I resolve to Love, forgive, embrace life, to have fun, vibrancy, joy, patience, kindness, to be a blessing and help to those around me. As a matter of fact,  I am asking for so much money that it is a pleasure to give 90% away and still live comfortably on the remaining 10%. I’m asking for health, wealth, and prosperity.   I let go and I’m waiting to see what God will do.

And money? Well,  I ask for more than enough money to give me a home near the lake or the park, with a pool and some place to swim. Enough for tile floors and high-quality counters, fixtures etc.. Enough to have my laundry sent out and delivered back to me clean, pressed and folded. Enough to have good quality utensils, tools, and cooking material.  Enough to eat the best  fresh fruits and veggies, to shop at the corner stand, the Farmers Market, and Whole Foods, and Trader Joes. . . To eat seafood twice a week. I want this for me, for my children, my family, and friends and all the others too.

Let’s go live the abundant life.

This is from the “Chicken Soup for the Soul guys” :

 The formula for success is available now.
Yes, the law of attraction, yadda, yadda, yadda . . .  ReThink it!
BIG LOVE lil’ gini.
PS – a Tesla would be nice too.