Life, karma and validation . . .

2018_10-09, Karma

Karma, everyone mentions her name now and again. She’s quite the gal. Personally, I’ve learned to love her, even though she’s bitten me once or twice throughout this lifetime full of blessings, and the occasional tumultuous event thrown in for the measure of good story, and a healthy dose of wisdom.

“Life is what we make it.”

“Life is abundance.”

“Life is our vision in reality.”

“Life is for living.”

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”

“Life is about creating yourself.”

“Life goes on.”

“May you live every day of your life.”

“If you’re reading this… congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about then I don’t know what is.”

At one time I prayed for wisdom – I wanted to be wise over everything else. And, the universe delivered – many trials and tribulations resulted in a need for wisdom to produce the best outcome.

After praying for wisdom, and understanding, and depth of spirit – I realized these desires are acquired through practical experience and our reaction to it. If we are praying for wisdom but do not practice it – we are provided greater opportunities to experience the need for it and to learn from those needs until we achieve what we have asked the universe to deliver.

Karma also delivers . . .

The Bible states:

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

Isn’t that a hefty dose of karma? For a long time I’d believed that Heavenly Father was enacting cruel and unusual punishment upon the Saints for iniquity of the fathers visiting the children and the children’s children, but in learning more about wisdom, I came to understand poor qualities , negativity, iniquity, transgressions, sin, wrongful acts, criminal behavior, chemical dependencies, adultery, etc. naturally affects in an adverse way children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc. It isn’t so much Heavenly Father’s vindictive as it is that the acts of a generation within family, community, regions, nations and the world have an effect on their offspring that takes generations to repair. It is a natural outcome.

The idea of what we put into the universe returns to us is a natural phenomena of life. If we awake to bless the day and remain thankful for our circumstance while envisioning an expanding universe – it is natural for our universe to expand. If we do so with clarity of mind and goodness in our heart, then our expansion is beneficial.

Conversely, if we perform negative acts, attempt to hide them, and set a course toward an expanding universe riddled with addiction, crime, negativity, poor intentions, wrong-doing – karma returns those elements to us in multiplex. It isn’t even a good thing to talk about.

So where is the validation in all of this?

Well, if you have been through a rough patch while remaining diligent with positive acts, benefiting the people you encounter, sending good vibes, believing in affirmative outcomes, going into your prayer closet and moving toward an expanding universe of abundance . . . the universe hears you, the magnetics of life receive you, Heavenly Father restores you and your prodigy and their future generations reap the just reward.

Eventually, if you hold fast and continue in faith, things will align and even those wrongful deeds you may have sustained unwittingly or without cause will be unearthed and disclosed. Karma will result, and the ultimate power will be your own expanded vision, and the joy of the wisdom of understanding, because life delivers the meaning you place on it . . .

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About the author: Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry is a resident of Carthage North Carolina, and lives in the Historic District in the J. F. Cole House, created in 1889. Originally from the metropolitan Washington DC area, she has resided in Hawaii, California, Florida, Virginia, and Maryland. Donna has published in excess of twenty thousand journalistic quality publications and was a syndicated columnist for many years, including business documentation and solicitations as well as books and poetry. She is a mother of five successful adult children and Grandmere’ to eleven (11) les enfants petits. Currently, she is working on a new book while publishing authors’ works, performing grant and proposal efforts and continuing as a publication guru.

Visit: http://www.donnaink.com or http://www.donnalquesinberry.com to learn about Ms. Quesinberry’s business pursuits.

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The business of time and communication

The end of the year provides such melancholy, and opposing bliss, that we waver like the tide. Hopefully, each of us between these rises and falls grow increasingly aware of our moments where faith stirs our hearts toward greater aspirations of humanity; while we cope with the currents of business and time and minutia of communications set to pierce our hearts as they maneuver in those aspirations.

Life is a complicated journey.

To all the Carthagians I’ve grown to love ~ thank you for remaining aware of faith in aspiration that far outweighs those piercing interludes we, together, overcome blissfully.

Each of you have restored my soul.

Happy and Joyous Noel

with God’s blessings as we aspire into 2018 . . .

The Spectacle of Insinuation

Words are brutal. Language is tactile. And, definitions? Well . . . they are often oblivious.

Recently, I wrote this about someone:

She’s a really special person, with quality attributes and striking characteristics.

Here is the Urban dictionary definition of what appears on the surface to be a compliment:

The whore is an obnoxious worst thing that happened to this earth but with great skill and unusual features.

The Urban Dictionary truly puts “spectacle” into common interactions. And, that is just the beginning when removing the layers of verbiage, which crosses over to our exercises in humanism.

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The topic of Memes grew to be a standard-bearer after quite a few years of declaration. Having written “some” early stories regarding Memes – it was quite surprising to observe the evolution of acceptance for what was an originally shunned concept. In first stories on Memeology, there was no rally around the flagpole of adaptation.  It was at least five to seven years of adjustment.

The same language barriers that exist in the sub-culture of an Urban cipher on terminology can cross-over to the Memeological thread of communities. Where a community has long existed with an insular dictionary of conversational fodder, conceptual thinking (or lack thereof), and acts of reproduction that ensure the longevity of communal roles and responsibilities . . . a new dictionary erupts with the dictum of forbearance that is often disclusional to anyone other than the sub-culture itself.

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Don’t let this happen to your town. 🙂 And, nod if you understand.

All hail the Laws of Consequence and the Skeptical of Insinuation.

 

Just a Reminder . . . from “Q”

You know the saying, “Life imitates Art” or is that “Art imitates Life?”

Recently, someone who certainly didn’t intend to do so, reminded me that while I am a business owner, chief executive officer, author, stringer, journalist, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and etc. I am also a blogger. The connotation regarding “blog” was at best, derogatory, as often is the case with non-writers attempting to jab those who write “blogs” among a myriad of “other things.”

And, don’t we write many things if we are true bloggers? 

Yes we do.

We write all sorts of things, all day, every day. And, for most dedicated bloggers there is a lifetime of masterful creations both nonfiction and fiction in our closet-0′-writing.

So this “blog” is to say, “Thank you for the reminder. I am a blogger. I blog among many other literary guises. Unbeknownst to you . . . in your subtle innuendo, intended to insult and deride, you’ve given me the drive to do what I do and among the myriad of “other” things you couldn’t possibly fathom, you are accurate, I also blog.”

This one’s for you! Enjoy . . . nothing like a little Gaston time.