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What Kind of World Will I Create?

The time is now to dream of my perfect world; a world where love is at the heart of every thought, word and action. Whatever I focus on becomes my reality, and so it is with all of us. Let’s co-create a world of love and respect.

This song appears on my first cd, The Journey (1996), and it still feels appropriate today.

I Dream of Days

I dream of days.
I dream of truthful ways.
I dream of hope for all.
I dream of days.

I dream of life.
I dream of peace of mind.
I dream respect for all.
I dream of days.

I dream of love.
I dream of grace and wisdom.
I dream of freedom for all.
I dream of days.

In the heart, you can see and hear the song of which I dream.

(All verses repeat.)

I dream of days.
I dream of ….
I dream of days.

Growing up on a farm, I learned invaluable lessons about honoring the sacredness of life, about self responsibility, about equality, community and treating each other with kindness, and about LOVE.

Every morning, rain or shine, we didn’t eat until the animals were fed. All of us were responsible for chores and for helping out regardless of age, gender or ability. And our farm seemed to be a place where all felt welcomed and accepted for exactly who they were. Our Cherokee ancestry and our livelihood of working with the land instilled an appreciation for the planet and being a steward for all life. When asking Mom what life is about she said, “It all comes down to love.” She didn’t recite any religious or political doctrine, or go into a lengthy dialogue. She said, “LOVE.”

With political elections approaching, and the air of the country right now, I reflect on these values instilled in my heart and I hold them sacred when I take responsibility and cast my vote. I will choose whatever feels the most loving for the good of all concerned, and hold the vision of this song.

Funny that my perpetual calendar of inspiring quotes this morning reads, “The greater your dream, the more you’re going to have to work to get it. In some way, you’ll have to put forth effort.” (Harold Klemp, What Is Spiritual Freedom?, page 101.)

Exercising my right to vote, and approaching it with a loving heart, is one way I take responsibility for my life and for the world I envision. In the thought that Source, Divine Love, or the Universe meets us halfway, or that God helps those who help themselves, this is one effort to do just that.

We have the ability to create the world that we dream of. If we can envision it, we can do it. I hope to be my best self, especially for those who look up to me.

Thanks so much for the Love and Light you are in this world. To think we are anything less than brilliant beings of divine love, is selling ourselves short. The task at hand is to live up to who we truly are, LOVE.

Until next time, take good care and keep on singing.


Above photo by GDJ on Pixabay.

Let’s be our best self, especially for those who look up to us.

“No one is free until we are all free.”

—Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have.”

“I do not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”

—Abraham Lincoln

“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

—Harriet Tubman

Insider Notes

Another wonderful thing I learned from the diverse people who visited our farm is that there is room for all points of view in the heart of love. There are enough resources for all of us to thrive when we work together as a team to create sustainable solutions to issues that arise. There is not only room for all life, but in fact, the health of the planet and communities depend on diversity. We know that the most ecologically diverse landscapes are the most viable and long lasting. We need variety and differences on all levels – mineral, plant, animal, human – to move forward in balance, both physically and spiritually. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for making space for these insights.

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