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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Pivotal moments in the lives of women

Pivotal moments in the lives of women

PR Log Press Release, by Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry

Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, CEO – President of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C., a fledgling Indie publishing initiative, shared the written word relative to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and sexual assault, which is pivotal “in the now.”

Stolen Lullabies and Secret Impasses, by Donna L. Quesinberry

CARTHAGE, N.C.Sept. 25, 2018PRLog — Talking about child abuse and neglect, Stolen Lullabies and Secret Impassesdomestic violence and sexual assault is never an easy accomplishment, especially when you’ve been exposed to one or the other of these hurtful topics. Statistics tell us, every one of us has experienced, or have a close association with someone who has experienced all three, one or classically two of these travesties that the majority of us like to believe we’ve grown “past.” Presently, these are pivotal moments in the lives of women “and the men they know.”

In today’s employment, entertainment, political and religious industries or practices, we are hearing story after story that reach down into the inner core of our beings. People who have suffered injustices, abuse, neglect, mayhem, torture, blackmail in the guise of sexual perpetuity are being thrown into the media daily. Initially, people were appalled, then revolted and crying for retribution and “now” folks are beginning to suggest it is too much.

Why all this “coming out” against abuse, assault, neglect and violence anyhow?

Why didn’t all these people speak up when the acts occurred?

Haven’t we had enough of these latent revelations of injustice?

If it hurt so much, they would have said something way back when?

These must be lies . . . These stories are embellished . . . This cannot be true . . .  After all, we’ve known that priest our entire life. The newscaster has been exemplary in every other way. No one said anything about this when he was on syndicated reality television. The family should have stopped him before he blew up the house. She could have left the backyard at any time. It is only when s/he is being elected these folks come out of the woodwork . . .
Why should I care?
It was just a century ago when marriage between cousins was still an acceptable act in some states and countries – it may still be legal in a few nations. It was just a century ago that slavery was accepted. It was less than a century ago that desegregation occurred. It was only within the past century women earned the right to vote. In the previous century children were permitted to work, indentured service was permitted (and is somewhat permitted today through immigration), women did not work outside the home, the glass ceiling was like steel, men held private clubs and associations, and television aired programs depicting women stayed at home, men held jobs, alternative lifestyles didn’t exist, we forgave indiscretions because a) we never heard of them or b) they were overlooked.

In the book, “Stolen Lullabies and Secret Impasses,” the author, Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, uses poetry to exculpate sexual assault from her memory banks onto the published page. And, her work is timely because through her poetry, which her mentor stated reminded him of Hermann Hesse . . . with backstories and prior reviews . . . she inadvertently answers the questions ringing in the media “today.” The reasons for waiting are many and real and visceral and have a pulse that makes sense when readers and pundits care to understand.

If you are interested in learning the “why’s” of latent disclosure regarding abuse, assault, neglect and violence – take a moment to leaf through this title that is easily digested in an afternoon. Afterward, revisit the burgeoning revelations regarding these vile topics and our universal history of sweeping them under the rug, before discarding them in the current hour.

Stolen Lies and Secret Impasses, by Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry is available at http://www.donnaink.com for biggest discount and it is also available on major online retailers (i.e.: AMAZON, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, etc.).

#metoo #sexual assault #women

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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.

 

Commander in Chief – Vote with Wisdom in 2016

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I haven’t said much about elections for 2016. It is a terse situation this year. So far, personally, I believe our choices (as they have been in recent elections) are less than desirable and I feel the actuality of the role of Commander in Chief is missing from the process of choosing the next leader of the free world, which is “our” President. So, I’m excerpting the United States Constitution (below) as a reminder of what is really being decided in an election. These are weighty matters and are not cursory “in the moment” considerations. A wrong leader can enact a lot of damage to our Nation, which is “One Nation Under God.”

It is not a liberal nation or conservative nation; it is not a closed-minded nation; it is not a nation that does not allow its citizens their liberty; it is not a nation that depicts success or failure based on creed or color; it is a nation that believes in balances of legislature and judiciary and executive leadership; it is a FREE nation; it is a GOOD nation; it is a nation where immigrants from EVERY COUNTRY on our PLANET want to come to live – EVERY COUNTRY – the magnitude of this reality should solidify how GREAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS. It is a nation riddled with folly and fallacies; poor judgments; equality vs inequality; race wars; equal rights wars; religious pursuits; cultural monomania and xenophobes but it is also a nation of philanthropy and charitable giving that exceeds recorded history – THIS nation gives more in charitable gifts, infrastructure, Red Cross and other valor driven programs than any country has over time; it is the NATION that extends a hand in love driven by a Passion for Christ in so many forms and colors and denominations the rainbow flag should be the red, white and blue; it is the NATION I love and this NATION DESERVES QUIET THOUGHT AND INSIGHTFUL REFLECTION IN CHOOSING THE NEXT LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD.

I am someone. I am no one to many other someone’s. I am a woman. I am a mother. I am a single female. I am a supporter of equal rights. I support Civil Rights, Affirmative Action, and Women’s Rights as well as Men’s Rights – WE ALL HAVE RIGHTS – WE ARE ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE and I BELIEVE IT IS WHAT WE ALL DESERVE. I do not advocate abortion but I believe the rights of others are their own and their eternal perspectives belong to them. I believe more education needs to be provided for life skills to our young adults. I believe in Education.

Our Nation needs good educators, which should include Health and Wellness as a modern-day Curriculum. I am a Christian. I believe a Christian is many denominations and I believe in the Freedom of Religion. I believe in Separation of Church and State – there are too many Churches and only one State – it is an impossible concept to believe in anything other than Separation of Church and State. I believe in God We Trust – in Self We Trust has resulted in a higher than average infant mortality rate, drug addiction rate, alcoholism rate, poverty rate, and etc. I believe a belief in a higher power is a choice and every citizen promotes a God even if they choose to believe they do not. I believe in a Strong Military – not to enact War but to prevent War. I believe in Citizens Rights and Advocacy and Less Government Oversight but more Government Insight. I support the Federal Government as the oversight of State, County and City Governments. I support respect of the Federal Government by all States because in small communities Federal Mandate is required to ensure Corruption is thwarted because it Prevails without direct oversight and a Federal System that is our United States – we are not one state or cluster of states. I believe our decision-making in 2016 will impact us in monumental ways in the future.

I believe in a lot more than this and I do not see a Candidate who is a true believer. I see partial believers. I see a lot of carnival barkers – there are more than one. I hear a lot of platitudes when matched to Records of Achievement are sorrowfully hollow. I believe we have laws in place to correct the ills of our Nation already. I believe Small Town America in many localities is riddled with High School Politics and Prom Kings and Queens who carry the same issues into community management. I see a need for reformed infrastructure revitalization that takes into account the citizens represented as well as growth in planning, which doesn’t necessarily equate to population. I believe growth is quality of living first and foremost and outdated small Americana mindsets to keep change from occurring is killing the Townships, Burroughs, Parishes, and collective interests because the well-spring of youth cannot wait to leave an unchanging or decaying or post-humus community and it is many small town Americana not just my own community.

I believe in the future; I believe in the American spirit; I believe this Nation is Our Nation and she is counting on us to not let her down. VOTE WITH WISDOM in 2016 –

THE CONSTITUTION

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

As Commander in Chief, the president controls the military forces. Presidents have also cited this power as extending to their control of national and foreign policy in war and peacetime. Congress may not restrain the president’s power to pardon, except in impeachment cases.

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

The Constitution gives the Senate a share in foreign policy by requiring Senate consent, by a two-thirds vote, to any treaty before it may go into effect. The president may enter into “executive agreements” with other nations without the Senate’s consent, but if these involve more than minor matters they may prove controversial.

The president must also submit judicial and major executive branch nominations to the Senate for its advice and consent. The Constitution makes no provision for the removal of executive officers, which has remained largely at the discretion of the president.

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

When the Senate is not in session, and therefore unable to receive nominations, the president may make recess appointments. The Senate will then consider the nomination when it returns to session.

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If you made it thus far – I’d love to hear what you believe in.

Q.

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The busyness of seasonal foreplay


I love the fall . . . it is a wonderful season. The weather is just perfect – insects die down – Thanksgiving is coming soon, there will be gifts and celebrations . . . it is a lovely season!!!!

I’m going to attempt to blog more frequently and share some trimmings of joy from the center of North Kackalackey while missing the city lights of Washington DC.

Thank you for reading – eventually it will get more interesting!

~Q.