HERSTORY

The voices of women are raising in an alarming quantity. Women poets. Women musicians. Women speakers. Women teachers. Women with messages that must be heard are stepping in the limelight beautifully.

For centuries, it’s been “a man’s world”. The tide is changing and the voices of women are rising with a message of harmony, sanity and peace. Violence by hand, gun, chemical, pure neglect is diminishing. We are happy people on Earth, again.

According to Herstory, things are as we make them. We make them peaceful. We make them harmonious. We make things from abundance that surrounds us. We are co-Creators with the Universe. It is ours to create within. We create happiness and peace.

Reframing His-story

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I think it’s people with very very small minds.

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Looking at photos of major cities, they are overflowing with people,

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while countryside upon countryside is pristine and vacant.

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These people need an angel.

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I’m calling on all the angels to inspire and motivate some land developer to create space for these people while giving them the work to build their own community on some vacant land, which there is plenty of. One Angelic Developer can solve this problem.

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Even if it’s The Walton family among the richest families in the world. The three most prominent living members, Jim, Alice and Rob, have consistently been in the top ten of the Forbes 400 since 2001, as were John (d. 2005) and Helen (d. 2007) prior to their deaths. 

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Their wealth inherited from Bud and Sam Walton, founders of the world’s largest retailer, Walmart.

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Christy Walton took her husband John’s place after his death. Just think of the media Walmart would get from this philanthropic act of kindness. After the community is built with a shopping mall or two, these people can work at the mall and the new Walmart and all of the home furnishings, food, and whatever else they need can be purchased at Walmart.

There is always a solution. It just takes the right people being at the right place at the right time.

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Saving Someone

The Savior Syndrome left us with the inkling that it takes someone else to save us or that we must be instrumental in the saving of others. We’re all guilty in one way or another.

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Motherhood is the beginning of this learned behavior for the child and the mother, the nurturer, the provider of sustenance. Fathers sometimes find themselves outside of the equation. They settle for being second best but those that know stay long enough to benefit from the gratitude. By that time the child has grown into her or his own person and is peripherally there with the parent whose job was to protect, defend, and provide for the child.  It’s a recurring theme among people, except for those who did not have parents that were there for them.

It’s a battle for those who did have parents or even just one parent, even though the nurturing buffered to the outside world. Nevertheless, life presents people with challenges unseen, until it’s over.

The basis of this discussion is being saved or being a savior.  It’s cyclical for those that get caught up in it. It goes round and round from oppressed to oppressor and back again. The solution is self-sufficiency, not anticipating the care of others, unless absolutely necessary. Being saved is something we’re not always prepared for. It’s the same with saving others, unless you’re aware that people need to be saved from some evil or plight, in which case you’re a conscious being.

In that case, consciousness leads you to do what is necessary, when and where it’s necessary. There’s no guessing. It’s written in stone, clear as day.  But doting on saving others is vanity. You can lead people to water but you cannot make them hydrate. Point out the well and let them dip for themselves. You are a way shower and that’s it.

That’s enough. You can be a beacon, a light in the life of others but you cannot choose for them. That is their prerogative. Live and let live. Save yourself for saving yourself when it’s necessary. Be stressless. Minimize the drama. Breathe. Love.

On Counting

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We are up to 3 Ha Ha

Let’s see what will be 

~ Joan Cartwright
My fascination with haiku – a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables – began in college, where I wrote poetry in all forms.
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Many of us have dreams that never come to fruition. Don’t stop dreaming.
We lay our dream aside until the right time comes along. Don’t stop dreaming.
Our dreams are mists in the night that disappear by morning. Don’t stop dreaming.kittyunicornbutterfly
Keep your dream close to your heart and your mind will know the answer.
While your soul plays the chords, your imagination can be the dancer.
~ Joan Cartwright

Women’s History Month

Today is the 5th day of Women’s History Month but Herstory is what will be told.

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In email, I received an invitation to participate in a survey about sex, contraception, or abortion: www.academia.edu/s/4480eccbbc parentsof4

This was my response: Young Family Having Fun In Park

The first thought that came to my mind is the lyric from Cole Porter

Birds do it

Bees do it

Even educated fleas do it

Let’s do it

Let’s fall in love

Next, I thought, are we over-intellectualizing the procreation of the human race?top_for_parents

Then, I thought, how many girls have been pregnant before the “legal” age set by society not really very long ago. And I conclude, people fall in love, have sex, and boom, there’s another person.

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What the real question is: Can every couple afford to make a baby in a society that classes human beings on a scale of from rich to poor?
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This nauseated me in that even I qualify other people on what they look like, do, and have. The fact is girls will fall in love with boys until “Kingdom Come”, whatever that insinuates. How they control their progeny is the focus of another study that may produce solutions besides blocking the sperm, ending the existence of the fetus, or abstaining from sex, until one is ready and able to support the person(s) that issue from the urge to cohabit with another human-producing person.
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And then, the whole issue of men loving men and women loving women, without the issue of procreation. The outliers in this group have another story to tell. So many ways to look at love. ~ DJC

Humankind

appreciateIt is 15 years into the 200th century after the death of Christ and in Christian Churches around the world Jesus is still up on the cross.  Isn’t it time to take Jesus off the cross? Isn’t it time for God’s children to stop bickering about who is chosen, who is going to heaven and who is going to hell?

Wasn’t Jesus Christ’s message to LOVE one another. Isn’t it time for people to stop their ignorant foolishness of separation and join hands together to create a world of peace, joy, and prosperity?

Put the books of dogma away because it is evident that they do nothing to unify mankind. Each person should go within themselves to find their own sacred heart and accept their families and neighbors as all children of the same creator. Religious doctrine has been at the foundation of most strife and war in the world. No one person has the answer. Each of us is a piece of the universal puzzle.

If one of us is in turmoil, then all of us is in turmoil. Likewise, if one of us is at peace, then, all of us can be at peace.

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2014 Goodbye

My WORDS in 2015 moved me to Chicago, Memphis, and across the Caribbean. WORDS are tools that create opportunities and situations that help us to fulfill our purpose on Earth.

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In August, a book I wrote about Amazing Musicwomen brought me to Chicago, where I spoke at the street-naming of Dinah Washington Way, a momentous event to celebrate one of our country’s most memorable song stylists.

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In September, two books and a paper Blues Women: First Civil Rights Workers brought me to Memphis for the conference of ASALH – Association for the Study of African American Life and History, where I was a presenter and a featured author.

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From October 12 to November 9, I was the featured Jazz vocalist at Jazz on 4 aboard the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas that sailed to Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Jamaica, and Cozumel.

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All in all, WORDS have been my passport to many exotic places. In February, I was the guest of the Grand Bahama Jazz Society for a concert and workshop. WORDS (or in this case, LYRICS) are powerful!

IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS THE WORD and it was GOOD!

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I Intend

An email I received advised me to put my intentions for my life in words. This is my response:

  • I intend to live my life in peace and comfort with no barriers to wisdom and abundance.
  • I want to live like this to be happy and an example to everyone who knows me because my purpose is to bring joy to and out of others.
  • I trust that my Higher Self is guiding me to act and say all that will bring me the best in my life so that I may be a beacon for others.
  • All challenges are lessons that I need to learn and reflect on.
  • I celebrate all of my successes and achievements with regard to personal accomplishments that will increase the opportunities and wealth of my family and friends.
  • I appreciate everything the Universe has lain at my doorstep and accept all future gifts of Spirit.

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