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The Great Peace March

source Facebook/PeaceFlash

source Facebook/PeaceFlash

Having been inspired by this song since the early nineties, I wanted to share it. However, after not being able to find it anywhere on YouTube, I decided to join, create my channel, and learn how to make a lyrics video.

While I am indeed a YouTube neophyte, I’m pleased with the result of this, my very first lyrics video! Of course if an Ad pops up you’ll need to click the ‘x’ to close it so you can read the lyrics.

It is my sincere wish that you will enjoy this inspiring song for world peace, written and performed by singer, songwriter, and activist Holly Near.
We will have peace!

You may also enjoy my post from last year with another incredible song for world peace. I discovered Ella’s Song through Holly Near’s cover of it on her 1990 album Singer In The Storm. In this post you can enjoy a YouTube recording being performed by the exceptionally talented group, Sweet Honey In The Rock:
http://professionsforpeace.com/2013/02/09/we-who-believe-in-freedom/

On Purpose

The great and glorious masterpiece of humanity

is to know how to live with a purpose. ~Montaigne

Art by Sarah Jane Studios

Art by Sarah Jane Studios

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With a purpose, everything in life seems to fall into place. To be “on purpose” means you’re doing what you love to do, doing what you’re good at and accomplishing what’s important to you.

When you truly are on purpose, the people, resources, and opportunities you need naturally gravitate toward you.

The world benefits, too, because when you act in alignment with your true life purpose, all of your actions automatically serve others.

~ Jack Canfield, The Success Principles

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You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Willpower with a Poem

determined soul Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Will, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

(first published 1897)

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,

Can circumvent or hinder or control

The firm resolve of a determined soul. 


Gifts count for nothing; will alone is great;


All things give way before it, soon or late. 
   

What obstacle can stay the mighty force 
   

Of the sea-seeking river in its course, 


Or cause the ascending orb of day to wait? 


Each well-born soul must win what it deserves. 


Let the fool prate of luck. The fortunate 
   

Is he whose earnest purpose never swerves, 
   

Whose slightest action or inaction serves 


The one great aim. Why, even Death stands still, 


And waits an hour sometimes for such a will.

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Poetical works of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Edinburgh : W. P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell, Second Edition 1917.
Source: Ella Wheeler Wilcox Society

This poetess has been a hero of mine since I discovered her writings when I was fifteen years old. I cherished my copy of her poems, and ‘Winds of Fate’ was one of the first I ever memorized. This poem ‘Will’ also resonates deeply and when I came upon this astounding photograph with an excerpt from her poem, the timing felt perfect. I’ll soon share more works of the talented Mrs. Wilcox from my almost 100-year-old poetry book “Poems of Pleasure” (one of my most cherished antique books). May these timeless words stir awake that inner hero ‘Willpower’. Let us claim our own determined resolve and know that we have the ability to make our dreams into reality.
Copyright © 2014 Gina ~ Professions for PEACE

Loving the Work

Taking action is how we increase our connectedness to Spirit. If we’re heeding our true calling, we must be willing to act on that mission. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

Loving Action

Proverbs 14:23 NIV ~ All hard work brings a profit,

but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Sources of images:
Make ideas happen
Get on knees then get to work
When action meets compassion

Passionate Calling

True imagination is not fanciful daydreaming; it is fire from heaven.

~ Ernest Holmes

passionate calling 
“You simply cannot give to the world all that you have to give if you do not remain true to your own ‘selfish’ desires. You have a unique set of precious values that can only be fulfilled by pursuing what drives you the most: your passions and dreams.
Could Thomas Edison have tended to the downtrodden as Mother Teresa did?
Could Albert Einstein have preached salvation as Martin Luther King Jr. did?
Could Abraham Lincoln have built cars like Henry Ford? Always, the masses benefit from the individuals who insist on marching to the beat of their own drummer.” ~ Mike Dooley

A Wider Vision

“The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to see something… To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.” ~ John Ruskin

Higher VisionToday really look around at your world: your family, your home, your pets,
your co-workers, and the strangers on the street. Smile at everyone you meet because you can see them. Never forget that the gift of vision was so important that when God created the world, the first command was for Light in order to see, and after the Great Creator was finished with each day’s task, He glanced back on his handiwork and “saw that is was good.” We need to see how good it is, too. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

What Do You See

Faith sees the invisible, believes the impossible, and receives the impossible.

~ Corrie ten Boom

“We can transform our lives by changing the way we think about possibilities. We are prone to picture our future as an extension of our past. But we have no guarantee at all that our future will be anything like our past. The nature of a conscious shift is the release of an old belief system, replacing it with a new and grander one.” ~ Alan Cohen

Today’s Affirmation: I open my mind to the new and the better. I bring my vision to life with faith and action. I live in a universe far grander than I can imagine. Thank you God for this day!