Sunday, September 23, 2018

Offering My Best and Honoring the Harvest!

Offering My Best and Honoring the Harvest!

Beautiful People,

When I offer my best without expectation, the Multi-Verse teaches me through the songs of Appreciation and Gratitude that travel through the wind and whistle in the cool breeze of the New Fall Season. 

Musical notes of the song are written in the Autumn Leaves of green, gold and orange mixed with red and purple, like a rainbow bridge that allows me to dance my hopes and sorrows.

It is like We Are All Stars dancing with the Moon; Helping to Light the EarthHeart!

My heart beats to the rhythm of exalted joy whenever I have the courage to listen, sing, dance, live, share and honor the Harvest of the Eternal Love Song!

Re-membering the Eternal Love Song...

I Breathe and Exhale Deeply Ten Times.

Today with Gratitude, I Will Offer My Best Without Expectation!

Live & Love...

Always, Melony

Peace is Possible through Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Creativity, Deep Listening, Faith, Forgiveness, Good Purpose, Hope, Integrity, Joy, Kindness, Mercy, Patience, Understanding, Wisdom and the Gift of Love!

Celebrating Dr. Glory Van Scott, September 27th, 2018, 6pm -7:30pm at NYPL'S Lincoln Center Bruno Auditorium!


Ruby Streate Master Certified Dunham Technique Instructor and her protege, Heather Himes Certified Dunham Technique Instructor will be joining us in Celebration Dr. Glory Van Scott. 

Dr. Lynn Garafola will be introducing the Special Surprise Performance by Heather Himes!

#DanceLegacies #Theater #GeorgeBallanchine #AgnesDeMille #KatheringDunham
#ArthurMitchell #DrGloryVanScottDrLynnGarafola#RubyStreate#HeatherHimes

We Are Looking Forward to Seeing You Too! Have You Already RSVP'D? 
Free Tickets Are Going Fast!


A Life Among Legends: Dr. Glory Van Scott In Conversation with Jennifer Dunning and David Robertson... Mark Your Calendar for September 27th, 2018, 6pm -7:30pm at NYPL'S Lincoln Center Bruno Auditorium!

Please Help Us Kick Off the Celebration of the new book GLORY: A Life Among Legends by Dr. Glory Van Scott!

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A Life Among Legends: Dr. Glory Van Scott in conversation with Jennifer Dunning and David Robertson (6pm-7:30pm)

Says writer Erica Jong, "In this book you will learn of the great women in her family who came before her, of her cousin Emmett Till, whose death from racism is an unforgettable lesson for all Americans, and of the propulsive hope that enables excellence. Glory has worked with all the greats: George Balanchine, Katherine Dunham, Agnes de Mille. She has the rare ability to learn from everyone and to say No when her artistic intuition tells her to...I admire her talent, guts and passion." 

And New York Times Critic, Jennifer Dunning writes... "Stories pour out of her, fascinating, perceptive and often funny...It is suddenly easy to see in her the Dr. Glory who, a terrifyingly efficient mother hen, keeps track of old and ailing colleagues and helps them with wills and adjustments to their nursing homes. But still, but still... "

Here Is Your Invitation.  Please RSVP ASAP by Clicking the Link Below!



#DanceLegacies #Theater #GeorgeBallanchine #AgnesDeMille #KatheringDunham
#ArthurMitchell 
#DrGloryVanScott
DrLynnGarafola
#RubyStreate
#HeatherHimes

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Love Thy Neighbor!

Love Thy Neighbor!

Beautiful People, 

No matter our culture or religion, throughout time the Wise Ones  have told us to "Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself". 

They have asked us to "treat the stranger as an honored guest."   

We have been told to respect others and to honor their beliefs and cultural traditions so that we learn to bring Peace to the World.

But Look At Us! 

Some of us use our gifts not to share Peace or Prosperity but to demean other cultures and promote confusion, suffering or even war! 

Dis-respect, envy, greed, and war will never bring Peace. 

Only listening deeply and acting with  Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Faith, Forgiveness, Good Purpose, Hope, Humility, Integrity, Joy, Mercy, Patience,  Respect and Understanding will bring the Good Change We Need. 

These are the tools of LOVE that will allow us and our Children to prosper with Hope and Integrity as we meet heart to heart; and work to build New Bridges to a World of Peace and Prosperity where we Honor and Respect All the People of the Earth!

Live & Love...

Always Melony 

Your Ever Vigilant Heart!

Your Ever Vigilant Heart!

Beautiful People, 

I Breathe Deeply and Exhale Slowly Ten Times.

Today I cannot find that space of empty in my mind. Instead, I embrace every thought.

I Breathe....For All those who have lost their lives due to violence on city streets or country roads and unnecessary wars or illness and suffering.  I Offer Prayer of Love and Healing for their Families and Communities.

I Breathe... In my heart are Awakening cries of anger, despair and disappointment mixed with Compassion, Hope, Integrity, Mercy and Love. These are the emotions vibrating throughout the World.

Humanity is Awakening but our addiction to fear, greed and hate has taken center stage. 

We must remember that Hate Breeds Hate.  Hate is never a Cure.

No matter how difficult or how long it may take...
Only Love, Respect and Understanding with Compassion and Mercy Offer Us Any Opportunity to Live Together In Peace with Equity.

Across the United States and the World, We Are Moving In Violent Directions and Causing Despair to Many. 

The Schisms of Class, Fear, Greed, Power, Race, and Religion are at the Forefront of the Regional and Global Conversations. 

I Remember that violence and war only break hearts and create More Cycles of Violence and War.

Again, I Breathe Deeply Ten Times. 
In Courage, Patience and Love.  Out Courage, Patience, and Love....

It will take Many Strong Voices and Vigilant Hearts to Choose to Empower Our World through Good Actions of Kindness and Love. 

No Matter Our Race, Ethnicity, Religion, Social or Economic Status...

Our Collective Responsibility Is to Keep Raising Our Voices In Truth, VOTE and Love!

Peace Is Possible through Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Creativity, Deep Listening, Faith, Forgiveness, Good Purpose, Hope, Integrity, Joy, Kindness, Mercy, Patience, Respect, Understanding and the Gift of Love!

Thank YOU for Your Ever Vigilant Heart!  

Live & Love...


Always, Melony

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

When Will Freedom Come: Remembering the 1963 March on Washington and Civil Rights Foot Soldiers As Dreamers!

When Will Freedom Come: Remembering the 1963 March on Washington and Civil Rights Foot Soldiers As Dreamers!

Beautiful People, 

There is perhaps no greater gift to society than the Dreamer.  For it is the Dreamer who believes that Good Change Is Possible.  

It is the Dreamer that looks upon a society's inequities and desires a better life for themselves, their families, their neighbors and their Nation. 

It is the Dreamer, who having awakened to the Truth that ALL people are created Equal asks How Will Freedom Come?

On August 28th in 1963, A. Phillip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, Mahalia Jackson, John Lewis, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan,  Julian Bond, Odetta, Jackie Robinson, James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Joan Baez, Paul Newman, Harry Belafonte, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Andrew Young,  Marian Anderson, Sammy Davis Jr., Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Malcolm X, Dick Gregory, Diahann Carroll, Burt Lancaster, Dr. Benjamin Mays, Roy Wilkins, Dorothy Height, Whitney Young, and .. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were all in attendance with 250 thousand Dreamers from across America who gathered in Our Nation's Capitol to rally for jobs, the right to vote, desegregation and equality. 

Some of these Dreamers had been working in their communities, cities and states for many generations to bring about Good Change.

They knew that just attending the March on Washington was an act of rebellion but more importantly, it was an Act of Faith that could bring Change and Hope for their Children.

They were people of all nationalities, religious beliefs and colors. They were clergy,  union members, mechanics, postal workers, railroad workers, pullman porters, butlers, maids, police officers, doctors nurses, educators, college students and people from every occupation imaginable.

There were grandparents and mothers and fathers who brought their children.  All believed that this country could only live its greatness when Equality and Equal Opportunity became the Law of the Land.

It was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who spoke and articulated the Dream that had been swelling in the hearts of many for generations and generations.

We know these 250,000 Dreamers as the Civil Rights Foot Soldiers. Though we may not know their names, today Fifty Years later, we honor the Civil Rights Foot Soldiers their lives, their hopes and their Dreams. 

And Fifty Years later, the message of equality, equity, education, fair employment, voting rights, Hope and Love continues to deserve our attention; for the work of the Dreamers and Civil Rights Foot Soldiers is Far From Complete.

Freedom Will Come only when we are willing to put down our guns, open our hearts and listen deeply to Truth.

Freedom Will Come only when we Rise Up Together and decide to fix the broken Political, Economic, Educational and Social Systems of Inequity.

But Freedom Will Come!

As we remember The Civil Rights Foot Soldiers, in Our Hearts, we must continue to walk across the Nation with Hope and Strong Resolve.

Then we will hear and sing the songs that mourn the loss of Every Child of Violence and War and Racism and Poverty.  We will call for Peace and sing of Love.

Freedom Will Come when we truly Desire Equity, Education and Prosperity For ALL.

Freedom Will Come when we willingly sit at the table together in Gratitude and share our dreams, our food, our homes, our education and our wealth. 

Freedom Will Come only when we once again notice that Trees bend in reverence as Spring, Summer and Autumn Leaves dance joyfully and teach Our Children that All Humans deserve to be cared for and Loved! 

Freedom Will Come as we Re-Member that for All Our Children we must offer Hope for their Dreams and be willing to share Our Love.

Breathe Deeply In Hope. Out Love.

Again Breathe. In Hope.  Out Love.

How will you honor the Dreamer Civil Rights Foot Soldiers?  Do you remember the Dream?

What will you do today and tomorrow?

How will Freedom come with Love and decide to Live in Our Hearts and Our Nation?

First Breathe.  In Hope.  Out Love!

We Must Once Again Commit to Gather In Our Communities, Cities and States Across Our Nation.

Remembering that ALL Are Created Equally, let us sit at the table together in Gratitude and share our Dreams, our food, our homes, our education and our wealth. 

It is then for the Dreamer, that Freedom Will Come!

Always, Melony 

(c) Rev. Melony McGant, 2013
Written Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The March On Washington

Photo Credit : Unknown

The Leader You Follow...

The Leader You Follow... 

Beautiful People, 

Today still yourself, clear your mind and open your heart. 

Breathe and Exhale Deeply Ten Times... 

On the Path of Your True Destiny, the Leader you have been searching for is the One that resides within YOU!
You cannot always follow others and expect to discover your true destiny. 

There will be guides, mentors and people you admire or respect. Don't become them.  Become YOU.

Inspiration and suggestions may be offered but you alone must be listening to your inner voice.

You alone must become more aware and willing to grow, and do the work as you decide to take the next good steps on your path. 

Look to your heart. Listen Deeply. 

With courage, compassion, gratitude, humility, integrity and Love; be patience and tender with yourself and others. 

Believe In You and Embrace Your True Destiny.
Then, YOU Will Become the Leader You Follow on the Path of Your Good Destiny!

Live &  Love...
Always, Melony 

Peace is Possible through Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Creativity, Deep Listening, Faith, Forgiveness, Good Purpose, Hope, Healing, Integrity, Joy, Kindness, Mercy, Patience, Respect, Understanding and the Gift of Love!

#Breathe #BelieveInYOU #Gratitude 
#Inspiration #Meditation

Monday, August 27, 2018

Help Us Kick Off the Celebration of the new book GLORY: A Life Among Legends by Dr. Glory Van Scott published by Water Street Press!

Mark Your Calendar for September 27th, 6pm at NYPL'S Lincoln Center Bruno Auditorium!
Please Help Us Kick Off the Celebration of the new book GLORY: A Life Among Legends by Dr. Glory Van Scott published by Water Street Press!

Mark Your Calendar for September 27th, 6pm at NYPL'S Lincoln Center Bruno Auditorium!

Here Is Your Invitation Please RSVP by Clicking the Link Below!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-life-among-legends-dr-glory-van-scott-in-conversation-with-jennifer-dunning-and-david-robertson-tickets-48245351144?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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A Life Among Legends: Dr. Glory Van Scott in conversation with Jennifer Dunning and David Robertson


Says writer Erica Jong, "In this book you will learn of the great women in her family who came before her, of her cousin Emmett Till, whose death from racism is an unforgettable lesson for all Americans, and of the propulsive hope that enables excellence. Glory has worked with all the greats: George Balanchine, Katherine Dunham, Agnes de Mille. She has the rare ability to learn from everyone and to say No when her artistic intuition tells her to...I admire her talent, guts and passion."

And New York Times Critic, Jennifer Dunning writes...
"Stories pour out of her, fascinating, perceptive and often funny...It is suddenly easy to see in her the Dr. Glory who, a terrifyingly efficient mother hen, keeps track of old and ailing colleagues and helps them with wills and adjustments to their nursing homes. But still, but still... "

Help us celebrate Dr. Glory Van Scott and the release of her memoir Glory: A Life Among Legends!