#ThoughtfulThursday: Joe Dispenza

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Can you accept the notion that once you change your internal state, you don’t need the external world to provide you with a reason to feel joy, gratitude, appreciation, or any other elevated emotion?

– Joe Dispenza, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

Rock Ballad of the Week: The Storm “To Have And To Hold”

You and I know that we need each other
It came to me as I drove through the pouring rain
There’s something I’ve always known that I need to tell you
It’s the simple things I find so hard to say
So I give you my heart
And all the feelings inside
Here’s a love that will last
for the rest of our lives
So believe in these words
That are deep from my soul
And remember that I’ll always be there
To have and to holdWhen you’re away I find that I need you
And then It turns out
You feel the same
Now I won’t be alone to face tomorrow
And the truth is out and it”s falling just like rain

*Songwriters: Gregg Rolie / Kevin Chalfant

Photo credit: Clique Records

The Storm was an American supergroup rock band, formed in the Bay Area of San Francisco during the early 1990s. The band released their first single, a power ballad, “I’ve Got a Lot to Learn About Love,” for which they are perhaps most widely known. The song peaked at #6 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100.

*source: Wikipedia

#RomanticTuesday: Souls Aligned

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Once our souls connected, we became an everlasting conduit in which love could flow.”

Aligned by love

Aligned to love

When separated, love brings us closer

Eyes on distant starlight

One hand on the heart the other towards heaven

We feel one another

Eyes on distant sunlight

Thoughts warming the soul

Our souls aligned and flowing with love

Love has taken permanent residence within us

Never to leave or abandon

Only to embrace us stronger


The will to be polite, to maintain civility and normalcy, is fearfully strong. I wonder sometimes how much evil is permitted to run unchecked simply because it would be rude to interrupt it.

Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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Evil exists and it needs nothing to trigger it into action. The death of George Floyd was a horrific act unto itself but what has followed since has been twice as horrific.

It is the right of citizens to protest but for every peaceful protester there are scores of individuals with evil intentions. How can the burning of buildings, toppling over cars, looting stores, tagging buildings and just reckless mayhem be justified.

Just as we are starting to emerge from “stay at home” & “lockdown” orders, we go right back into racist, ignorance is bliss chaos. I do not want to see another celebrity star-studded, let’s hold hands and sing concert to try and bring harmony to the world. The human race as a whole needs to really wake up and get its act together.

It really saddens me to see this type of reaction once again to another evil act of senselessness. As fustrating as it is to see another police officer abuse his position of authority (you think that in this day and age of technology they would have learned by now), it is even more fustrating to see the violent reaction across the country and close to home.

Evil exists….

But so does Goodness….

Stay inspired and keep rising