Saturday, December 10, 2016

There Is Only One YOU !

There Is Only One YOU ! 

Beloveds, 

Today, Breathe and Exhale Deeply Six Times.

There is only One YOU that Lights the Earth/Heart and the Heavens with Your Unique Gift.  

Other share their gifts too and All in Our World benefit from the Uniqueness and Individuality of Every Sentient Being.  

All Gifts of Brilliance, Creativity, Compassion, Faith, Mercy  and Love bring Hope and Joy to the World!  

What is Your Gift?  

How do you bring Hope and Joy to the World?

Again, Breathe and Exhale Deeply Six Time

Re-Member....

There  is only One YOU that Lights the Earth/Heart and the Heavens with Your Unique Gift!

Knowing Your Greatness, What Will You Do ? 

Always , Melony 

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


Friday, December 9, 2016

The Home of My Heart...

The Home of My Heart...

I can no longer ponder life with "Why didn't I or why didn't You?".

I can only live in the now and create a home in my heart filled with Good Intention and the Courage to follow through with Tender Actions of Good Change. 

I Breathe Deeply Eight Times.  With each breath I forgive myself and you. I let go of every "Why didn't?". 

I Breathe Deeply with Good Intention and Courage.  Again I Breathe Deeply and ask for the guidance to create a welcoming home in my heart. 

With Tenacity, I clear the obstacles with compassionate actions so that together we may share, prosper, and grow in Love. 

Opening the door with Good Intention and Courage,  I invite you to come for a visit. 

All Are Welcomed in the Home of My Heart!

Always , Melony 

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

Thursday, December 8, 2016

NYC Annual Holiday Literacy Extravaganza



NYC Annual Holiday Literacy Extravaganza


A Beautiful Opportunity to Share! I Hope to See You There for a Holiday Toast!

On Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 from 6pm- 10 PM, The Healing Arts Iniative will be holding a toy/book/gift drive for our Annual Holiday Literacy Extravaganza for children living in temporary housing at the Faison Firehouse Theatre!


Please drop by and bring a gift for a child 5-13 years old. We are looking for: educational toys, multi cultural books and/or hat, glove and scarf sets for 125 children.
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Monetary donations will also be accepted to purchase gifts. Come by and share a holiday toast with us. Tell friends too.


For further info, please feel free to call Rev. Rhonda McLean-nur at 917 558-0149 or any of the committee members; Stephanie Berry, Daniel Carlton, Benja K. Thomas, Jill Featherstone , Ulli Fenninger, Monica Iken Reedman, Janice Marie Robinson, Shadina Shivad, Elena Rios and John Martin Green, David Deblinger, Patti Reitkopf and Quimetta Perle.


Blessings and Happy Holidays to All! This year is dedicated to Mr. Bruce Hawkins, our long time member who recently transitioned to the realm of the ancestors!


Best, Melony

Letting Go of the Lie!

Letting Go of the Lie! 

Beloveds,

Greed, Envy and Selfishness has caused so many of us to hide the Truth and lie to protect our material selves. 

But lies have no strength or foundation in Love.

Every lie becomes first a distraction and then, a weapon of despair used to subjugate and promote acts of disrespect, separation, violence and wars.

Though the Truth may be painful, through Courage, it provides us an opportunity to ask for and offer Forgiveness so that we can be like Lights in a tunnel of darkness where so many of us have lost their way.

I Breathe Deeply Ten Times. 

With each Breath, I Inhale Truth, Courage and Love. 

As I Exhale, I let go of every lie I have been told to make me believe that one group of people is superior over another.

I sit quietly in the newness of Truth. 

I understand that by believing in fairness and equity, and offering compassion and Love; ancient wounds can be healed.

And so, it is for Our Blessed Creator, the Children of the many generations to come, and for every Ancestor who desired Peace that I am given the Fortitude and Strength to offer my hand in Friendship.

I will say even to the one that I thought I despised...

"Let us care enough to be Truthful and learn to walk together as Equals, sharing our cultural and material gifts; and step into our Destiny of Hope with Loving Hearts!"

Again I Breathe Deeply Ten Times. 

With Each  Breath, I Inhale Truth, Courage and Love. 

Slowly I Exhale...

Truth, Courage, Forgiveness and Love!

Always,

Melony 

Peace Is Possible through Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Creativity, Consistent Good Efforts, Equity, Faith, Forgiveness, Hope, Integrity, Kindness, Mercy, Patience, Respect, Understanding and the Gift of Love!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Melody of MORE...



The Melody of MORE...

My Beloveds,

Angels sang the Melody of MORE to me this morning and awakened me from a lovely slumber. 

I Breathe and Exhale Deeply Six Times in Gratitude for My Life.

Today I Pray for each beautiful sentient being throughout the Universe. I visualize us enveloped in a World of peace, with equanimity, and joy.

Still, my heart cries at our need for violence, at our rationale for killing, at our thoughts of the inevitability of war, and economic collapse.

Painfully I address the lack of equity, opportunity, literacy and safety for those in the United States, and extend my thoughts globally.

There is no reason or need for poverty of mind, body or spirit other than the desire for a few to have MORE.

More money, more land, more stocks. MORE.

Though I am grateful for each of my blessings, today I too am asking for MORE.

My more is in direct relation to a desire for equity for all people, the sustainability of our Earth, and the healing of all disease.

My more is hope, joy, compassion, understanding and More Awakened Spirits.

My more is a World filled with conscience intention and Love.

My more is a request to ask that we honor our seniors, share them with our precious children and provide them with the best of ourselves.

MORE.  My more is a dream of humility, respect and diplomacy as we learn to interact with eachother heart to heart.

MORE.  My more is for us to vision and create a World of Cooperation where we allow others the dignity of returning to their homelands, or finding new homelands instead of creating political obstacles to Peace.

Yes today  I join the Angels as my heart sings a Melody of More.

More understanding, more compassion, and more willingness to share the fruits of our labor.

I believe our potential of greatness.  I believe in a society that says Right NOW let’s redefine our commitment to eachother.

Please, let us remember the voice of the Great Spirit. Let us ask more of ourselves as we meet eachother in Grace, and walk side by side, heart to heart.

Let us have More Hope, More Faith, More Integrity, More Kindness, More Listening, More Truth,  and More Willingness to Share as we embrace the Divine in each of us.

This Is My Request of MORE!

Always, Melony
Peace Is Possible through Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Creativity, Forgiveness, Kindness, Integrity, Kindness, Mercy, Respect, Understanding and the Gift of Love!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

And Now No Justice for Walter Scott...

And Now No Justice for Walter Scott...

When I discovered that our justice system had once again failed Walter Scott, an unarmed African American  who was shot dead in the back several times by former police officer Michael Slager there was a moment  when my heart aligned with the Spirit of Eric Garner and said "I Can't Breathe!".  

In the Case of State vs Slager in Charleston, SC.  No Conviction. Mistrial.  And Now No Justice for Walter Scott...

I felt anger and dismay. Perhaps you felt the same way.  Wherever you are I invite you to join me.

Please take a moment to Breathe and Exhale Deeply Ten Times.

Let Us Offer Prayers of Healing for the Families of Walter Scott, Terrence Crutcher, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Eric Gardner, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice and ALL Families who have lost Loved Ones because of the FEAR imbedded in our nations Peace Officers/Police Officers. 

And let us also offer prayers for everyone as we have the courage to express our hearts and move forward with Nonviolent, Peaceful Actions.

These are sad days in America. Our great nation is divided by fear and disdain for one another. Many of our communities are polarized and it appears that our dreams of equity and prosperity are lost in a tunnel of despair. 

So many are asking "How Can We Move Forward in the Face of Injustice?" The Truth Is Black Lives Do Matter.  All Lives Matter When Black Lives Matter.

Throughout the United States, we are many hues of color and cultures and religions. We Are All Americans and as citizens we are bound by a Constitution that says "Freedom, Justice and Liberty for All". And yet these words mean nothing if we the citizens do not vote, or demand accountability, or work to resolve our differences. 

"Freedom, Justice and Liberty for All".  The world is listening and watching.  It is time to speak the Truth and admit both our failures and successes as a nation.  Classism and Racism do exist.

The Freedom of Our Children to grow and prosper as compassionate, hopeful, gifted, productive citizens is thwarted by the pandemic of fear hate and violence that has permeated our society.

It is Our Collective Responsibility to come together in dialogue with respect, care and compassion for each other. We must fix the broken judicial, economic, educational and governmental systems. For Our Children we must find a way to support and empower each other. 

Peace Is Possible through Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Creativity, Equity, Forgiveness, Hope, Integrity, Kindness, Mercy, Respect, Understanding and the Gift of Love!

There is no way sustain and improve America unless we open our hearts and commit to walk the path of Freedom. We Are Here Together.

Let us listen to each other, search for understanding and if need be, share tears together.

Let us work together, march together, laugh together, sing together and move forward together.

Let Us Breathe Deeply Together and Say Forward Freedom! 

Always,

Melony

I Believe In YOU!

I Believe In YOU!

Breathe Deeply Six Times and Listen to the Voice that Says "I Believe In You!". 

 "I  Believe In You!"  is both a whisper and a roar that awakens and inspires us to live with Integrity.   

It is the Sun, the Moon and the Stars in Unity and Love together with the wind, and rain and trees and flowers...

Joined by birds and animals, and the dolphins and whales, and all the magnificent fish in the Ocean. 

 "I Believe In You!".   It is the Lullaby of Hope that Grandparents and Mothers and Fathers and Aunts and Uncles sing to Children. 

" I Believe In You!".   It is GRACE singing the Love Song of the Uni-Verse. 

 Now Breathe Deeply In and Out Four Times. 

 Will You Sing Too?   I Believe In YOU! 

 I Believe In YOU!  I Believe In You!

Always , Melony 

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