The Grass Is Not Greener But…
Posted on September 23, 2014 Leave a Comment
Always shooting to catch a bigger wave.
In retrospect there is no assurance that there will ever be a bigger wave so why not enjoy the ride on the one you caught?
Ever notice how people who have lived in the same place their whole life never see the beauty in their surroundings?
Everyone wants want they don’t have but the trick is to see the beauty in what is already yours.
The grass is not greener but sometimes it takes making the leap to another patch to realize what you had. Sometimes it takes people more some less but eventually you realize that everything you will ever need lies within.
It’s all about perception, gratitude, attitude, and above all is LOVE.
Featured Artist: Hiatus
Posted on September 16, 2014 Leave a Comment
When I imagine angels speaking or jamming out this is what I imagine it to sound like… @HiatusMusic
It wasn’t easy to learn about this artist but after a little digging this is what I found. A gem hidden in the burrows of south London. Another enlightened soul with much to share.
Cyrus Shahrad aka Hiatus is a talented individual with gifts that go further than just scratching the surface of his accomplishments. The reason you hear so much emotion in his music is I imagine mainly due to his time working as a journalist in Iran: lead single Save Yourself was followed by Insurrection, a meditation on the 1981 Brixton riots featuring dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson.
He has written extensively on Iran – having lived in Tehran and served both as a correspondent for the Sunday Times and home news editor of English-language daily Iran News – and was for many years an editor of Time Out guidebooks. His short fiction has been published in Ambit and Hotshoe, and his novel The White World won the Telegraph’s Novel In A Year competition in 2006.
Featured Artist: @PrinceEa
Posted on September 15, 2014 Leave a Comment
A young American Rapper that has substance to his lyrics. Substance that is quality. Substance that is truth. Substance that inspires and makes you think. Substance that brings awareness to the listener.
Richard Williams, better known by his stage name Prince EA, American rapper, music video director and rights activist from St Louis, Missouri.
Enjoy his featured song with lyrics:
I love him and what he represents.
“What’s popular is more important than what is right.” Prince Ea…. just one line that packs a powerful punch.
The most powerful message in his song – Why I Think This World Should End?
“The solution to problems in this world is LOVE. It lies within us all. Don’t try to change others, change yourself and LOVE. The most powerful weapon on this earth is LOVE.”
“The path to a new beginning starts within YOU.” – Prince Ea
Show him some LOVE and spread the LOVE.
Humility: Every Man’s Best Friend
Posted on September 15, 2014 2 Comments
Ego < Humility = Knowledge
A conversation today struck a nerve that sent this message flowing through my fingertips like a crack in the Hoover dam.
You are no better than anyone else. Never forget that.
That person that just pulled out of rehab? You know nothing about their journey or where they came from.
That homeless guy on the street? What got him there you know nothing about.
The man that picks up your garbage? Supporting 3 kids and his mom who is dying of cancer. He’s doing the best he can. Maybe these struggles that he experienced has made him a more caring individual. At least he is trying.
What about the guy that has it all together…
Has a really nice house
Corporate Sales Job
“Can take care of you” (No one can take better care of you than YOU by the way)
What’s really happening?
Personal life is crap.
Does lines off a strippers @$$ every weekend and laughs about it
Cheats on his wife because he’s not happy… he got the “one” society liked… Mrs. Universe who is what every man dreams of. Reality? Emotionally unstable, rude, selfish, insecure, and a horrible mom to YOUR kid.
These people exist.
The point is not to judge them for their choices but learn from them. What you want or think you want is not always what is best.
Society teaches us that money is priority over values. I’d rather sit next to the bum on the side of the road who has a kind heart and who gave up everything to help others which is why he is where he is rather than beside the guy in the new Valentino “Newman” suit who pisses excellence at the office and has the heart of Lucifer himself.
You can be successful and humble at the same time but it’s a rarity indeed.
You are only as good as the company you keep.
I want the friends that are there for me when I have nothing so that when I have everything I know they’re still there for the right reasons. Me and not what I have. Looks included. It’s just my shell. It’s not who I am. I am my soul. I am what choices I make. I am who I surround myself with. I am what I create myself to be.
My granny taught me to be nice to everyone. Even the maid at the office that collects your trash. She deserves your respect just as much as the owner of the building. That is a strong simple lesson I will pass down to others happily.
NEVER think you are better than someone else because you aren’t. We are all in this together. Be kind. Show humility. Be humble. LOVE EVERYONE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE LOVED.
Featured Artist: Nebbra
Posted on September 10, 2014 Leave a Comment
Today’s featured artist is coming to you all the way from Paris, France.
Nebbra mixes Electro, HipHop, Chillstep, Lovestep, Nudisco, Indie, and Pop.
Yes… I just said LOVESTEP!!!
He won 4 remix contests, reached 1M plays, and almost 7500 followers on SoundCloud. Let’s help him get to 10,000.
I’m in love with this new sound and Nebbraaa!!! Can’t wait to see what else you got up your sleeve.
Check out the rest of his swanky chill tunes:
The Salvation Bracelet
Posted on September 9, 2014 Leave a Comment
This is a salvation bracelet. Blessed by the children’s prayers of New Hope Coban.
The bracelet as a whole symbolized the world.
Green – our journey here on earth
Black – our heart before we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior
Heart – Jesus Christ heart that he gave for us
White – our heart cleansed and pure after we accept “him” as our Lord and Savior
Gold – the highest level of enlightenment, heaven
The note attached was from a beautiful girl I met on a plane, Karlee. A stranger that would soon become a friend…
I had 2 flights to catch that day coming back into the country with a connection in TX. I was reading The Power of Habit, Chapter 5, and it talked about how Starbucks’s training program saved an employees life, Travis. The chapter explains the physical ailments and the lifestyle of Travis’s parents who were heroin addicts and how it affected his childhood and adult career. Starbucks training and education program changed his life by teaching him how to live, focus, and master his emotions. This story would lead to his promotion over time to upper management and eventually running his very own Starbucks. This chapter couldn’t prepare me for what was next. Coincidence? Sign? You decide.
I stopped at the end of that chapter and switched planes in Texas.
As soon as I sat down I overheard the young girl speaking on the phone just two seats beside me. She was almost to tears and from what I could gather speaking to a close friend explaining how she missed them and could not wait to be home. She explained how the feeling was surreal that she was going home and was ready to see her family and friends.
(I got excited because I thought that maybe just like me she was returning home to see her family after traveling abroad somewhere.)
After she wrapped up her conversation over the phone I chimed in, ” I’m sorry but I could not help to hear your conversation and I was just wondering if you were traveling overseas somewhere? I’m just getting back from Guatemala and I can’t wait to see my family and friends!”
She looked at me with a sadness in her eyes and replied a soft and short,” No, I’m coming back from treatment.”
I immediately felt embarrassed for asking and being so naive but I rolled with the conversation anyways. I apologized. She assured me it was ok and then asked about my trip to Guatemala. I happily changed the subject and told her about my recent volunteer work abroad and all the beautiful children and people I met and came to love there.
At some point we exchanged names and she opened up explaining her story. She said she had been kicked out of the treatment center she was in and was on her way home to visit with her family and friends.
Karlee was a heroin addict but you couldn’t tell just from outward appearance.
Side note: I’m don’t like for anyone to be sad around me and I will do whatever it takes to put a smile on their face. I began focusing on the positives of her treatment, the good that came out of it.
Karlee and I talked the whole flight which was two hours. We played pranks on the flight attendant and enjoyed a good laugh. We talked about music, life, places we have traveled. We talked and talked and talked some more.
At the end of our flight I wanted to give Karlee something very special and dear to me. The bracelet pictured above.
I was given 2 extra bracelets from the parents of the children’s home I was at in Guatemala. The told me God would speak to me when the time was right on who I should share these gifts with.
Karlee was one. I gave her this bracelet and told her that if she ever gets scared or sad to squeeze that bracelet and know that the children’s prayers are protecting her. “Everything will be alright,” I told her. I witnessed to her and I will never forget how special that moment was.
Two months later I received the message above.
I can’t explain how Guatemala changed me because no one really understands. The children’s home I resided at for 3 months was the closest to heaven I have ever been. The children are pure and good and full of light and love, God’s love. They taught me so much that I now have to share with the world.
Continue your journey by showing God’s love which is eternal. It’s focusing on the light. It’s helping others in any capacity. It’s love.
Featured Artist: Yiruma
Posted on September 8, 2014 Leave a Comment
Yiruma, sent down from the heavens to reveal what true love sounds like. He is arguably the best pianist and composer of this decade.
When The Love Falls invokes true emotion from your heart. It gets right in there. That is what a great composition will do. Yiruma will tug on all of your emotions leaving you short of breath at the end of each song.
Yiruma began playing the piano at the age of five and then moved to London in 1988 to study at the Purcell School of Music, where he graduated in July 1997. He was the first Korean artist to be invited to perform at the 2002 MIDEM in Cannes, France.
Featured Artist: Calvin Rodgers II (Cal-Rod)
Posted on September 7, 2014 Leave a Comment
Hip hop with a flare. Cal-Rod is a shining example of what making your dreams a reality is all about.
Muses include: Tupac, The Beatles, and Kanye West. His featured track “Dear God” was a time in his life where he dreamed what he would ask God if he met him. “Out of respect and pure curiosity as we live in this timeline on earth, what would you ask God?” he asks.
“With that track it was all about not being afraid but honest and to speak on a honest subject about some real problems in the world.”
Calvin’s music career has taken off as well as business ventures. His new single #Houseparty is being played in over 18 states and overseas. He is capitalizing on his rap game and is CEO of Music World Order music label.
Watch out for this up-and-coming artist as he shares his new sound with the world!
Featured Artist: Kav Verhouzer
Posted on September 6, 2014 Leave a Comment
This hidden pearl can be found throughout different hot spots in the Netherlands.
He fuses deep house and jazz which makes his sound unique and almost therapeutic to listen to.
Kav’s desire is to bring back feeling in house music. I can feel it in this featured track. Can you?
His music promotes good vibes all around. Great job Kav! Keep doing what you love and sharing your passion with the world. We’ll be listening out for more great tracks to come!
“I believe music is about a feeling, and to share this feeling with each other. I make music because i love to share this feeling with you. How to describe this feeling? I don’t know, i don’t care. But i sure know it feels great. Enjoy your weekend.” – Kav
Posted on September 3, 2014 Leave a Comment
I believe in signs. I believe in the supernatural spiritual realm. I believe in God. I believe in energy. I believe in the laws of attraction. I believe in the good in people. I believe in love. I believe in focusing on the light.
I believe we are all angels. I believe heaven is a state of mind and can exist in the here and now. I believe God is everything and in us all.
I believe. Do you?