If We Only Have Love – thank you, Jacques Brel!

Gentle Readers,

It’s been quite a while — 1975, to be exact, when “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Living in Paris”, the 1968 Off Broadway musical review, was made into a film.  I felt compelled to share my thoughts with you about love.  In light of the current world events where everyday news is depressing, I took stock of the situation and want to spread joy, light, hope, and more importantly — LOVE.  I want to do my part to help erase the fear and hatred that has become widespread.  I ask the angels, archangels, God, Goddess, Creator, guides, guardians and ancestors for their assistance. Our world and all the entities who reside need to be healthy and happy again — not living in fear and experiencing all that fear brings with it.

So many people are disillusioned, angry and/or fearful.  For those of you who are activists, keep doing what you are doing.  For those of you who do not know what to do, look at what is possible and move in that direction.  For those of you who are happy with hatred, bigotry and remain ignorant of what is really going on in the world, so be it. Perhaps you might consider acceptance and tolerance of people who are different from you.  Try a little understanding.  Yes, there are bad people (even fanatics who do harm) in the world, but by no reason should anyone lump people into the same category with others of the same race or religion beliefs.  Each person is an individual.

I believe there are two types of people — open and closed.  I am referring to minds.  There are variations and degrees of each, but for simplicity, I’d like to stick with open and closed.

Someone with a closed mind is a person who will not consider any point of view but their own.  For those who choose to remain closed to change or seeing the big picture, my prayer is that one day they wake up before things get really ugly.

Someone with an open mind is eager to learn — desires information so they can absorb it, disseminate it, process it, and understand it.  Once they have figured things out, they will decide what they want to do.

All of this leads me to Jacques Brel’s song, “If We Only Have Love.”  Please click the link from YouTube and listen closely to the words. — We can change the world with love — not fear.  Be brave, strong, open, and willing to do your part to remove fear from your life and to live fully and completely.  And if you can help others…that is a bonus.

 

I welcome your thoughts on this topic.  Of course, I’ll hold a good thought for you, those you love, and your efforts to make this world a better place.

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The Golden Globes

Gentle Readers,

I spent a few hours this evening watching the Golden Globes Awards ceremony. I want to share this article that was posted online by the Chicago Tribune — La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’ top Golden Globe.  Please feel free to click the hyperlink and read the article.

I am sure snippets of it will be posted and shared in the days to come.  I am always happy to see a celebrity use their power to educate and raise awareness of potential issues. Kindly read the article and play the video of Meryl Streep, the Cecil B. DeMille Award honoree’s, acceptance speech.  She is a brave lady.  She took the time to remind us that violence breeds violence and disrespectfulness breeds disrespectfulness, among other things.  This is a reminder from an artist; all of us should stand up and do the right thing for humanity.

One more thing I want to share with you was Emma Stone’s statement about “Never give up!” If you believe in yourself, hang in there.  Your time will come.  No matter what circumstances the world is going through, live each day fully and completely.  Love one another, respect their differences, and do your part to make this world a better place for as many people as you can.

My ideal world is one where love and understanding, communication, tolerance, and acceptance are the prime objectives.  Hate, misuse of power, personal agendas that hurt others, conflicts of interest, closed minds and lack flexibility can be destructive.

Gentle Readers, take a moment and see what you can do to help yourself and others on a daily basis. Take things one day at a time, plan for the future, remain flexible and perform random acts of kindness whenever you can.

 

Job Application Question #1

Gentle Readers,

I often receive questions from individuals who ask me if they will get the job they just applied for — online or through some other method. As an intuitive, I take a moment to tune in to see what I can pick up. Often, I feel … nothing.

I then ask them if they had received a phone call or set up an interview yet. In nearly all cases, they just applied for an opening. That would explain why I felt nothing. No one had even reviewed their letter and/or application yet. Often ads for employment, hopefully bona fide job opportunities, will take the human resources department or office manager some time to review. I tell them, “Until someone has actually reviewed your resume, I would not be able to pick up any information for you.”

I suggest that they contact me once they get that email or call for an interview so I may pick up a bit more information from the shift in energy. I would like nothing more than to assist them in winning this job, assuming it is in their highest good.

Please be advised, gentle reader, if you or someone is seeking a job, keep sending out resumes and filling out applications. Do not wait for a response from what seems to be the perfect job. It might take a while for someone to actually read over 100 resumes and still manage their normal workload. In most cases, you might not be given the opportunity to interview for the job. But if you do, I’m always here to look into what you can do to successfully close that interview and empower you to overcome any blockages you might have that could get in your way.

Always use discernment and common sense.

Remember, it is not as easy to get a job as it once was many years ago. Do not give up and keep on applying. Your next, best job awaits you.