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Watch “Magic Island – Warm Heaven | Cubed | Live Session by Loudly” on YouTube

Watch Magic Island’s Warm Heaven!!!

Never have I been so impressed with an app as I have been with Music Maker Jam.

Artists have a unique opportunity to express their unique capabilities in the performing arts. Being able to mix a sound developed by someone else in order to create something new. Or just creating your own unique sound to express your vibe to the world through your love of music.

This is not a music review… Its a music appreciation write up!

I appreciate the fact that anyone and everyone can show their talents via technology today…

I appreciate the fact that you don’t have to know how to sing or carry a tune as long as believe in yourself and enjoy the music you create and those created by your musically inclined peers.

I appreciate that as every generation passes, new and creative ways are developed and implemented on how to make your own music.

There’s a lot multitude of things that I’m certainly glad they have right now.

Just like heaven on earth, we can enjoy the fruits of our labor hardly without consequence unless you don’t give credit where credit is due. In other words, if you don’t recognize the original person whose music you’re using to make your sound.

In all cases, being recognized helps build strong relationships and shows that we truly are a family… In the music industry… When we show our appreciation to one another by listening to, downloading or sharing our work and the work of others.

Oh… Don’t forget that, “Liking” and “Commenting” are crucial… Providing constructive feedback, even if its not your type of music or not what you want to hear helps a lot too. Just leave a comment.

It doesn’t have to be words either… If you’re pressed for time, an emoji or two will do. Yes… An emoji is another technological advancement that I appreciate. Why? Because they save me a whole lot of time And they can express a variety of feelings and thoughts.

Listening to music can sooth you… It can calm you calm when feeling anxious or can put you to in a relaxed state if being in order for you to fall asleep, peacefully.

I appreciate music, period… All genres and types and you should too.

It is said that “Music soothes the savage beast.” I think it meant instrumentals when this quote was written that is.

Lyrics are good, when they have meaning or when they tell a story. Other than that some lyrics are way too explicit or simply, don’t make sense…

These days, they don’t Have to make sense… If it sounds good, people will enjoy it or better yet, it can be sold… Or used in something totally cool like a television commercial or a movie for example.

I appreciate the fact that you don’t have to have your song played on a popular radio station. There are thousands if not millions of online radio stations that will be more than happy to broadcast  your music and give you a spin or two or three… Or more.

I enjoy searching for and listening to the New Artists however. Like the artists up above. She Rocks!!! So do all the artists on Music Maker Jam and Loudly…(Loudly is a partnership of Music Maker Jam.)

They have taken it a step farther by allowing artists to perform their music live and I love it!

If there was a savage beasts, it will be far away in La La Land, singing along to songs on repeat its just that amazing.

I’m not telling you to go download the app and try it for yourself, ( unless you want), I’m saying that if you love music, you will appreciate it more by exploring a variety of music.

With that said, after you watch and listen to this video, go ahead and watch the rest of those artists in the playlists. I’m sure that some of them will impress you as they have impressed me.

 

 

 

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New Year, New You

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. With these benefits come the keys to success, which is happiness.

Success is not the key to happiness, however, happiness is the key to success. If you are actually loving what you are doing you will be successful at it.

What are the changes and adjustments that you’re making to ensure your success?

With 2019 well on the way, there are less than 267 days left in 2019Live CountDown to 2020 and just as many opportunities to make those changes.

Imagining yourself without that job is a sure way to appreciate those tasks that you may consider menial or easy. Your ability to do those tasks, your motivation to actively achieve them and do them well.

Furthermore, your attitude while doing them determines those results. Then why aren’t more people just casually, purposefully, and genuinely happy or project happiness more often or just in general, out of habit or practice?

SEASON OF CHANGE

A New Year should equal a New You. Although we have 365 opportunities every year to change, there are those who simply refuse to take advantage of that bonus to make whatever changes they need or feel necessary for those changes to occur, then adjust themselves accordingly.

Not because they worry about things that won’t even matter in a few days, weeks or months but because in life things are rarely perfect when we want them to be.

Nevertheless, there is an opposition to all things. Up-down, left-right, good-bad… The scale is always balanced and people are the only creatures on the planet that have a choice on which side of their own personal scale of balance to choose to be on.

Regardless of how much emphasis you are putting into living that life to its fullest one should never give up on their dreams.

If you’re pushing harder than you did yesterday or last year, you’re working to make your tomorrow a better one. That power to make changes makes the New You.

Regarding the fear of change?

Running away and giving up on your problems doesn’t solve them. Facing and embracing them does. If you want successful outcomes in life, you can park in those tempting parking spaces on the road of life.

You are today, where your thoughts have brought you. Tomorrow, you will be where your thoughts will bring you. Being passionate about your life, taking chances and learning to live without the fear of failing is a

positive life change that will bring out the new you! Passing failure often leads to success!

We are blessed with excellent opportunities to make things better for ourselves every day. There is absolutely no reason why you should not take advantage of those very same opportunities to make things better for ourselves, families, relations and those around us. Making things better for them, as well as our own. As long as we keep trying to make things work.

What you become from these experiences is far more important than what you are going through to get there. What you receive, is influenced by what you become from choosing to change.

Is It Hard To Change?

Yes, of course, it is difficult to change, that’s to be expected. You can”t expect change to occur without the manifestation of a particular action. Sometimes those actions hurt like hell. Nevertheless, It is in having the option, that whenever a new day arrives, that you will be able to try again. That is a tremendous benefit.

What changes have I made so far this year?

When it comes to home and family life, I wrestle daily to be better myself. By being a recently separated grandmother, that lives with three of her adult children. My daily activities include a whole lot of ME TIME. When up until last year, a substantial amount of my time includes taking care of a spouse, (2009 to 2018, no longer the case),  and spent recovering from a six-year span of chronic seizures that occurred as a result of having a 3.5-centimeter meningioma from my brain in October 2005, I suffered from 2006 to 2012 and was considered a liability due to the frequency of seizure activity. Also, no longer a problem.

Imagine this change. Mind you… I have always been kind of sickly, but would never let that sickness, Asthma hinder me in any way. Remember, there have not always been inhalers, but I managed to get by… Always hoping for tomorrow. I never gave up. Now I am here writing to you, whoever you may be. Letting you know that even though the New Year is No Longer new and whether you want it to occur or not, Time, Fate and Destiny will make certain that change will occur.

Not that my kids complain of my caterpillar-like progress, but by that final stage to be compared to that of a beautiful butterfly. It is the results of change that make the difference to you and those around you. I can personally attest to that. That it definitely feels good. Moreover, any of my children, all successful in their own way, btw, would say, “Hush mom, you took care of us, it’s our turn.” 

This is a direct result of a positive change. 

Thanks for reading this blog. Please feel free to drop me a line. I always love reading the awesome feedback that you all give. I appreciate you visiting. Please come back soon!

By Linda Dawkins

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Here’s One Way To Get Your Prayers Answered

Finding a quiet place to pray is the first step of being heard.

We are living in a day and age where many have lost their way they prefer finding their own path or way of just living. It is a rare thing to see one praying in public. Some even prefer to swear or condemn a person or situation rather quickly, before they’d offer to up a quick prayer. It’s like they’d forgotten that they can talk to God.

Some people really don’t know how to pray and they just never get around to learning either. However, it’s true that when the going gets tough, the tough get going or not at all.

Do you know how to pray? Do you know what to pray for? Want to learn? In the following paragraphs, you see why prayer is important. You are responsible for your body just as much as your soul.

By following the steps instructions you will be well on your way to having a very special and close relationship with your Father in Heaven.

I’m not going to talk about religion, but I will talk about faith.

Faith is the belief that something is real when you have not seen it. Nevertheless, you do not have to see God you know He’s real. He does exist… Perhaps He’s a she? Who knows… The Bible and most scripture dating back as far back as you want to go say He is male or a masculine Spirit if you will.

You should think of a prayer to God like He is your Father, He is “the Father of your soul or spirit so you can call Him Heavenly Father or Father God when you address Him. You can chat with Him every day, including the weekends and you don’t even need a phone.

Since God is Spirit, we need to speak with Him Spirit. What does your spirit need? This should be your frame of reference for communicating with Your Father.

Here are a few Godly traits you need to know before ho into this lesson on how to pray.

First of all, God has a name, but like most father’s, would prefer you to refer to Him by his title, Father. Also, like most dad’s, he likes to be complimented on the fine job that he did, keeping us alive and such. Secondly, you gotta be grateful. After all, He didn’t have to let you read this today. You could be elsewhere, but don’t let that stop you from being here. Lastly, he gets jealous when we someone else is credited for His work but loves us to the moon and back just because we bleed and cry. After all, we are His children… No one messes with God’s children, no way!.

Now let’s get right down to it, shall we?

Can be prayed out loud or silently.

“Thank you, Father God. You are Worthy to be Praised, for your mercy endures forever!”

Prayer to Heavenly Father:

Heavenly Father,

When bad times and hard times are suddenly here, notice those that remain, and the ones that disappear, help me show the same mercy you extend me second to second.

Lord… The trials of life determine where I stand tomorrow, so please teach me to understand that I can’t give away my riches if I keep thinking about the hard time I underwent acquiring it, and to be merciful to others When they face difficult times, and to know that our challenges are not sent to destroy us, that they’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen us.

I understand that Life can be very hard sometimes, so show me how to be a little more compassionate to others so it might be all that they need to get by.

Thank you for giving the best things in life that arise out of the toughest situations. Thank you for the strength so I Will Not discard challenges, for it is in the challenge that the fruit lies. Also the courage to never let hard times break me.

Strengthen and prepare me for the adverse circumstances you are going to allow me to experience in order to gain from them. Because If Life didn’t have challenges, it wouldn’t be worth living at all.

I Say These Things In The Name Jesus Christ.

Amen

As stated previously, you really don’t have to be Christian to believe in a higher being that rules over us spiritually. The point is, everyone should believe in something. It gives us an exact measurement of our actual impending mortality.

You begin to realize that life in all its forms is precious. Also would give you a direct line to contact your creator even if your beliefs are dwindling and doubts take over, there is hope.

However, Faith is the ultimate key. If you’re trying to contact someone via a telephone line, you have to wait for them to pick up the line. Sometimes the line might be busy. Sometimes they may not pick up, nevertheless, thanks to technology, there’s always that option to leave a thorough or complete message. This lets the receiver know who is calling and the purpose of that call.

When making “that call”, you have faith that either the person that you’re calling will pick up or you will have the opportunity to leave your message.

Or simply put, you have the choice to leave your message to your Creator by prayer.

The same goes for prayer. It is your unlimited opportunity to speak with your Creator. If Faith is all you need, then, there is more than enough of that to go around. You just need to step up their prayer game.

Try it, and see what happens in your life. I can assure you that your feelings will change if you have any doubts. You will begin to realize that you truly have not been left alone and that there is no cause for fear.

So the next time you pray, try focusing on issues that ” A good parent” would more than happy be willing to supply to their loving child in need because that is what our spirits are… children of a most powerful being in existence.

If you have doubts about getting what you want, you might not deserve it. So make sure that you are sure that the thing you are praying for is worthy of and for you, a child of the Highest God.

People sometimes pray for material goods, like money, instead of asking for riches and glory, ask for peace and contentment. Why? Because the desire for money is a temporal or a human aspect. The prayers that God answers pertain to the spiritual realm. They say that anything is possible for those who trust God. However, in the temporal world, we ask God for strength to endure, because the courage is needed to face day to day trials that we all must go through in this life, and as with every parent, although they love their child, is unable to fully protect them from life, God is the ultimate parental example. He loves us, wants the best for us but cannot interfere or intervene when it comes to temporal things.

Created in His Image

Being created in His image is the blessing. Our human family has the capability to create things. That power is a Godly Nature. We can make things that help to make our lives better. It’s not talent its an inheritance.

Praying for focus and initiative are reasonable requests. God wants us to succeed in this life because this world is our training ground. Our success in this life determines our success in accomplishing or at least attempting to be successful at some part of our short lives.

When we look at the works of God we say it is perfect even though skepticism sets in and we say that some things aren’t as perfect as they should or could be. We must still be optimistic or exercise a certain amount of what some call vanity to say of our own works as perfect. It’s ok to be certain that your own creations are perfect and well done. You too should say of yourself, “This is good.” Viewing your works as good works, (even though we need work), is the level of confidence one must have and encourage in others.

What is the point?

The point is, we are imperfect beings out of sync with our spiritual selves and feel helpless as to spiritual things. So naturally, we focus more on physical things. Which won’t get prayers answered.

Remember, God does care about our state of being but is unable to assist with most requests that are physical in nature or requests that you can get for yourself, (having the ability to create for yourself).

There are a lot more ways to get your prayers answered the first thing you have to remember is to carefully consider,

1. The Importance, (Is this necessary?)

2. Is this Nurturing, (Is this what Father God something that He wants for me?)

3. Spiritual Realm, (Will this prayer increase my spirit?)

4. Your Inheritance, (It is your spirits privilege to be heard.)

I.N.R.I.

To guarantee that your prayer is accepted, make sure that you close your prayer as you would your living loving parent or how you normally close your prayers when you pray.

It Works For Me!

When I pray, I ask for a clear head.

I ask that He clears my steps so that I won’t have many obstacles and make better choices regarding the upkeep of my body.

I ask that He do the same for my children, grandchildren and those who will come after me or future generations and requests of that nature.

Everything else, I can do for myself.

This is how my prayers are continuously answered.

I ask for things that God, my spiritual parent would like me to have in this life-time. Right here, right now…

You can do the same thing!

I challenge you, whatever your beliefs, whether you are a believer or not, to try this method.

Write to me at the email above or leave a comment on how you get your prayers answered!

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Why do we close our prayers with Christ’s signature?

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The Bad Attitude

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

People all over can tell when a person has a bad attitude for nothing or when they’re having an over exaggerated attitude about a situation being addressed.

You’ve seen it. A mother and her child gets on a bus. It seems like she has everything under control. But only after few moments you begin to notice who’s really in control.

You begin to offer to help the women but she refuses all offers of help with her out-of-control little demon monster child. Oh, come on…

You know you’ve seen those types of children. Hell-bent on making every waking minute of their caregivers day a re-livable nightmare.

How can a bad attitude be handled?

Well, first of all, When you are faced with a problem, you must adopt an attitude of “you can and will solve it.”

MAINTAINING the right attitude is easier than REGAINING the right attitude. For example, getting frustrated about observing an out of control child on a bus giving their caregiver problems. You may at times think that this person has their hands full and then some or even “what would you do if” kind of scenario, you can’t help but wonder.

Who’s in control, you or that attitude?

Have you heard this before? “If you don’t control your attitude, then your attitude will control you.” A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you won’t be able to move forward unless you change it.

A person can seriously change their future just by changing their attitude. Anything that we face cannot be as important as our attitude toward it.

Our attitude determines our success or failure towards any given task or subject and the way you think about a subject could break you before you can ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the subject because you think you are.

In all and in every case, it’s two things that will define you, your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.

Because in life things are rarely perfect. Nevertheless, there is an opposition to all things. Up-down, left-right, good-bad… The scale is always balanced and people are the only creatures on the planet that have a choice on which side to choose.

You control your attitude. If you are negative it is because you have decided to be negative and not because of other people or circumstances. Your attitude is the only thing in life that you do have absolute control over.

You create beauty with your attitude, and it’s your behaviors, your reactions and your actions that determine how much beauty there is to enjoy. It’s all up to you!

Everyone should understand that everything should be considered subjective. A regular person’s circumstances have nothing to do with their past or present events and their perception of those events along with the attitude and manner that they choose to approach it.

When we are on a journey we don’t fear change, we welcome it, we look forward to new and unfamiliar experiences, we are full of optimism because we are filled with the expectation of a wonderful adventure and it’s the perfect attitude to carry with you every day because life too is a journey. ~Anonymous

Unfamiliar Circumstances Shape Attitudes

When we experience unfamiliar circumstances, we Are usually filled with optimism because we expect a positive experience. Having the right attitude, can without a doubt, carry you cheerfully through your journey’s end.

The attitude should be that if you’re being pushed towards something that is thought of as a weakness, then it can turn a perspective weakness into an exceptional strength.

When your knowledge speaks, your wisdom will be listening.

It is your attitude towards life that will determine life’s attitude towards you. Despite many people’s belief to the contrary, life pays no favorites ~ Anonymous

When it comes to the attitude I’m sure that all people have had their fair share of recognizing another person attitude as offensive than having to tolerate a bad one.

Either way, we should be taking negative attitudes that may possibly come to our ways, such as insults or smart quirky or obnoxious verbal taunts that others may hurl at you and make something positive from them.

“Laugh…and the whole world laughs with you. Cry and you’re usually crying alone.