MY MKE WEEK 17 IS A MASSIVE SKIPPER

Aloha Ye All!

I’ve been involved with the MKMMA (Master Key Mastermind Alliance) aka MKE (Master Key Experience for going on five years now. Year one was spent completing the 6-month, life-changing MKE program. Year two was spent guiding (every new MKE member is assigned a personal guide) a baker’s dozen through the pay-it-forward program from which I graduated the year before. Years three through five have been spent – or nearly so – as a BLOG ROVER.

You see since writing and publishing a blog post every week is one of the requirements to successfully complete the MKMMA program, it is up to us blog rovers — there are currently seven of us — to read these blog posts, make comments on them, and share them on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

In years past, I’ve written and published my own MKE blog…except for this year…until now, WEEK 17. Of course, one might ask, “Isn’t it a bit late to start now?” My answer, “IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!” And with ten weeks to go in this year’s program, it’s much more important “TO FINISH STRONG!”

For my initial dip into the 2019 blogging realm, I’m utilizing a technique I’ve noticed some of the new members use when they get behind. For instance, if it’s WEEK 17, and their last previous post was made in let’s say WEEK 14, they will skip right over WEEKS 15 and 16. As a rover, I’m keeping track of these transgressions. On my spreadsheet for WEEK 15, I write “SKIPPED.” Ditto that for WEEK 16.

Therefore, by my going from 0 to 17, as I’m doing here, I’ve “SKIPPED” over 16 weeks. That’s “ONE MASSIVE SKIPPER!”  

To keep things simple, the following are the comments I left on the last three blog posts I read. If they don’t make any sense, I encourage you to visit these blogs using the URL links provided, and see for yourself. 

— Tragedy has such gravity, it implores the metaphysical magnitude of the paradox, doesn’t it, Angela? The darkness of death reminds the blackness of those holes in the universe consuming just about everything that comes too close; yet what about that radiant energy from time to time shooting from its inner core like a burp as it consumes cosmic gases and masses? What about the theorized connection between the “big bang” birth of our universe and both the most massive and tiniest of black holes? What about? What about? What about the self realized guru who sees death as a transformation to be celebrated and not mourned; and the evidence coming from how the spirit of Muktananda, for instance, came from his predecessors, and the existence of those preceding masters miraculously witnessed in the accounts of some still waking and walking on this earthly plain? Love the beauty of your post, Angela, even as I feel your pain. Only fitting that kindnesses swirl when allowed the bounty that keeping the balance brings. http://angiesattichome.wordpress.com

— Haven’t taken the time yet (ALTHOUGH I DO INTEND) to watch your video, Alejandro. Nevertheless, so many of today’s challenges can be summarized in the lessons taught by “BROTHER BUZZ.” When and why is a B sometimes better than an A? And isn’t it just like the bee that on the front end, the survival of all mankind depends, while on the back end exists the stinger. The lure of honey’s sweet intensity is like Medusa’s curse for those allergic to the sting. And while the pollination the bee performs is so critical, sugar, in general, has been linked to so many health conditions — diabetes and cancer to name just two. Whew! Now let’s see what your video has in store. Bet it’s more. 🙂  http://mkealejandrog.wordpress.com

— The dilemma you’ve described, Mark, I believe is one encountered by many. Just look at the resulting architecture. For example, if something needs to get done, and such a thing as “perfection paralysis” actually exists (as I know it does from first-hand experience) then simply being good may be the best option. This ties in with, “Being effective is getting the right thing done; while being efficient is getting a thing done right” (I suggest better might be “…the right thing done right”). Cliches abound. For example, “where do you draw the line” between “Look before you leap” and “He who hesitates is lost.”? Great value is given perfection; yet this might add undo pressure depending on the situation, of course. When it comes to the accomplishments of mankind how often is absolute perfection ever reached, anyway? Better everything is continually being invented…even light bulbs; yet when it comes to light bulbs, whose name do we remember?. In summary, the idea underlying, “Being good is perfect.”

Thanks for your thought-provoking post, Mark! 🙂   http://marklvanhorn.com

“CONDITIONS ARE GETTING BETTER. LAST WEEK, i HAD TO SLEEP OUTSIDE ON A FLIP-FLOP!”

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REMEMBER: to complete your subscription to either, you must go to the email address you’ve typed in, find the confirmation message with my name: Loren Taylor, open it, and click the subscriber verification link inside.

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Once again. MAHALO!

MAMA MIA, ONCE AGAIN, IT’S TIME FOR SIA.

MY MKMMA WEEK 20 IS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY

THE MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE can take you far – as far as your imagination is able – and most likely farther than you can imagine! Let’s take a hypothetical look and see. For now, let’s take everything inside the boundary of our universe as all there happens to be. Against the backdrop of endless space, even something as large as our universe must seem a tiny place. Yet a million, billion minds, or more, and bodies inhabit this small abode; so, the chance that any single one of us is the leader in such a field, is quite unlikely when compared to such a load. In fact, so unlikely, may I suggest “unimaginable” fills even the mind of whomever happens to be best; to consider they alone might be better than the rest. ere’s a lot of stallions in this stable! Speaking of which, when it comes to mastermind partners, Stephen Serna is my Clark Gable, and Fawn Christianson my Betty Grable!

IN LOOKING AT THIS PHOTO, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TWO STATEMENTS SEEMS MORE CORRECT TO YOU? 1. THIS BUTTERFLY IS HAPPY, BECAUSE “ALL BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE;” OR THIS BUTTERFLY IS HAPPY, BECAUSE IT IS ENJOYING THE ABUNDANCE OF NATURE.

My Week 18 ended this way

This slow trickle makes the “fat cats” more desperate. No need to delve into the atrocities that breeds. War is just another word for mass murder. It should never be condoned. In a world where abundance abides, it never is.                           

Fortunately, because of programs like MKE, the number of those taking their place in the glass half-full is growing. It must grow faster! SO FAST, IN FACT, IT CLAIMS MORE SPACE THAN ITS ALLOTTED SPACE HAS AVAILABLE — before the darkness knows what hit them. Remembering, “hit” is not the best word to use here. In this context, the “fathom punch” is more a caress than a painful blow…effective, nonetheless.

In large part, it’s on our shoulders — rovers and guides — to make sure MKE also continues to grow. The blog is here to stay. Let’s all make sure it has its day. 

                                                                                                                

AND NOW THE NEW STUFF THAT FOCUSES ON A PERFECT CURRENCY FOR A WORLD FILLED WITH ABUNDANCE – THE MKE WORLD.

THE BILLION COIN, a.k.a. TBC, is a crypto currency similar to bitcoin with one major difference. Anyone can get TBC for free, while everyone must pay for bitcoin.

TBC was created by a team of individuals that appropriately, and affectionately call themselves “Kris Kringle.” Simply by clicking on a link like this one: http://kringle.cash/?link=qcwriter1 
you can obtain 25,000 kringles for free. Try it. Did you answer the Matrix-sounding ring and hear?: 

 SANTA’S MESSAGE

Ho Ho Hoooooo! Somebody must really love you if they sent you here to collect your Kringle gift. Time is running out to collect 25,000 Kringle coins, so let’s spend the next couple of minutes helping you to get these coins, FREE of charge,and without any obligation. All you’ll need is a functional email address to receive this wonderful gift. Kringle coins appreciate in value by one to five percent daily, and in a about a year they will be worth $10 each, automatically. In other words, you don’t have to do anything to make your coins go up in value. 25,000 Kringle coins times $10 each is a lot of money. Merchants all over the world already accept them, and people have purchased land, cars, food, electronics, and much, much, more, with them already. This is part of a digital currency that is on a mission to end poverty globally in the year 2018. I’m here as part of a marketing effort to distribute Kringle Coins worldwide, and fast. With a little bit of Santa’s magic, we can make this happen. I’ll help you to create a digital wallet to place your coins. Just click on the button “Give Me My Gift Now.”

Perhaps, you will subsequently follow a path similar to mine, and be inspired to leave a testimonial on YouTube.

MY TBC TESTIMONIAL  

To take advantage of the kringle promotion that’s still going on, I joined TBC in June of last year. Didn’t do much with it, until around November, when I heard the promotion was still a happening thing. It’s at this point I really began digging in. I love TBC. Love the fact that it can only go up in value, and that it’s primary mission is to end poverty globally this year. I love the fact that it’s and abundance-based/LOVE CREATING currency with growth determined by membership, rather than the manipulated supply and demand, for currency created out of debt to be used in the glass-half-empty world where the illusions of scarcity creates a home – a black hole – where fear resides, paralyzes, dominates, sucks us in.

In the late fall of last year, The Truth About Cancer Symposium 2017 was held in Orlando, Florida. For three days, 42 of the top alternative and integrative healthcare providers presented a wealth of information. At the end of this symposium, there was a round-table discussion. The following is some of what Ocean Robbins had to say about his specialty, which is optimum food and nutrition. I chose it, not only because he spoke so eloquently, off-the-cuff, about a topic so relevant to our health and longevity — now, and in the future — top-notch food and nutrition; but also because a service-rendering (vs self-serving for the ruling elite) monetary system, similarly, plays a critical role, and can be easily substituted in to what Mr. Robbins says right here:

“Well you know we live in a toxic food culture, where we have a health industry that acts like food didn’t matter and we have food industry that acts like health didn’t matter. And in that context, it falls upon each of us to become informed and empowered to recognize that the status quo is not cutting it. But I think the wonderful news is that that means we can do better, a lot better. That means that the sickness and the obesity and the pain and the suffering and the misery and the decrepitude that we see rampant all around us do not have to be our normal. When we saturate our body with health giving nutrients, when we nourish ourselves well, we have the energy, the vitality, the mental clarity, the resiliency that we need to be able to respond to life’s challenges with brilliance and creativity and perseverance. And that is the wonderful thing about healthy food, is that it’s saying yes to life. There are so many problems in this world that can feel insurmountable and even unconfrontable, but when it comes to food, we have incredible power. Not just to say no to what’s wrong but to say yes to what’s right, to nourish our bodies with love and delight and joy. And we call our work the Food Revolution because I think that as human beings today we are a lot more than just individual isolated consumers, we are part of a movement—a movement of transformation that is shifting the course of history. We’re fed up with toxic food, and we’re hungry for change, and we’re ready to be that change. And so I want to invite you to look at yourself as a revolutionary, as an agent of change, because everything you learn at this conference, everything you’re learning as you open your eyes and your mind to new discoveries, you do not just for yourself, but you do so on behalf of everybody you love, and in fact, on behalf of all of us, everybody who is hurting, all the kids who are struggling to keep their minds clear in school, all the people who feel like it’s their fault that they’re sick. You become an activist and a change agent, and together we’re creating a movement that is shifting the course of history.”

               

“CONDITIONS ARE GETTING BETTER. LAST WEEK, i HAD TO SLEEP OUTSIDE ON A FLIP-FLOP!”

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REMEMBER: to complete your subscription to either, you must go to the email address you’ve typed in, find the confirmation message with my name: Loren Taylor, open it, and click the subscriber verification link inside.

When subscribing, there is no further obligation, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

As a personal thank you for subscribing to either the “7-DAY MENTAL DIET,” or my BLOG/NEWSLETTER, I will add you to my list giving you advance notice of when to sign up for our next MKMMA 6-month, pay-it-forward program!

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Once again. MAHALO!

MAMA MIA, ONCE AGAIN, IT’S TIME FOR SIA.

MKMMA WEEK 18 – BLOGSTERVILLE

THE MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE can take you far – as far as your imagination is able – and most likely farther than you can imagine! Let’s take a hypothetical look and see. For now, let’s take everything inside the boundary of our universe as all there happens to be. Against the backdrop of endless space, even something as large as our universe must seem a tiny place. Yet a million, billion minds, or more, and bodies inhabit this small abode; so, the chance that any single one of us is the leader in such a field, is quite unlikely when compared to such a load. In fact, so unlikely, may I suggest “unimaginable” fills even the mind of whomever happens to be best; to consider they alone might be better than the rest. ere’s a lot of stallions in this stable! Speaking of which, when it comes to mastermind partners, Stephen Serna is my Clark Gable, and Fawn Christianson my Betty Grable!

“FATHER, HOW CAN I BE WORTHY OF TAKING APPLES  FROM THE TREE?”  “KEEP STANDING TALL, MY SON, AND SOON THE APPLES WILL BE FALLING LIKE LUSCIOUS RAIN IN THE THIRSTY DESERT OF YOUR IMAGINATION.”

My Week 17HJ ended this way

If alas all should seem hopeless, and fill my mind with despair, 

As long as breath fills my body, my faith takes me there! 

Though silence unbroken gives no sign or a token, 

The voice of victory more the louder, as if 1000s have spoken!

With praises imagined, and none yet I earn,  

Skills grow as I go, and it’s these that I learn!  

With value I’m given in every detail my attention,  

Stronger and still stronger, my mind in complete comprehension! 

                                                                                                                           

AND NOW THE NEW STUFF THAT FOCUSES ON EVERYONE’S FAVORITE, “MKMMA BLOGSTERVILLE.”

As a blog rover with access to the posts of all the bloggers, and the name of each one’s personal guide, I’m familiar which of the 7 guides under my rover eye’s is commenting on the posts made by their tribe members.

Ideally every tribesman’s blog post begs to be read, commented upon and shared on social media by their guide/tribe leader. This is a responsibility every guide is aware, and Lori Enrico, who certainly doesn’t expect or need any praise, or special accolades, does, nonetheless, deserve both, as recognition of her fine job handling the DIGITAL CONNECTION/BLOG area of her guide responsibilities. Nary a single post slips by her lovingly watchful eye, and not receive the full  “RCS” treatment noted above..

The positive effect of LORI’s diligence is witnessed, in how her flock,  reads, writes, and sends replies full of gratitude — using the area reserved for comments at the end of their MKE blogs.

Although the “not bloggers” eventually catch on — I mean, even though they have been removed from the blog role, they can still graduate. Nevertheless, whatever the reason, this obvious break in harmony is a characteristic shared by a higher percentage that don’t graduate than those that do. Yes, that’s a guess based mostly on intuition, yet more than enough reason for every guide to take their flock’s blogs as seriously as Lori does hers.

Sure, “DMP interaction, tribe tele/video conferences, personal one-on-ones, cards & compasses sent by US mail, commenting in the forums, etc, etc., seems enough; perhaps, already more than some guides are able to handle. 100% is 100%, however, and the blog is a piece of that pie.

Blogging helps each member’s growth as an individual, and MKE’s growth as a movement.

As a movement, if MKE is expressing its full potential to attract any and all, who will major league benefit by going through its six-month program (I can’t think of many who wouldn’t); then blogging and social media entries are key to how those folks lying outside each members close circle of influence (family, friends, work associates…) are given exposure — a glimpse, and a nudge in the right “nothing-like-it” direction.

The importance of this societal impact shouldn’t be underestimated.

Quite literally, our world is hanging in the balance; a balance that grows more precarious with each passing moment. On one side is the non-reality, the reality where scarcity is the theme. On the other side is the true reality, where abundance is the theme. People are waking up. The truth sets them free, and the love that comes from abundance grows with each additional new person — and extinguishes the fear that was their constant companion, when controlled by the illusions of scarcity. 

This slow trickle makes the “fat cats” more desperate. No need to delve into the atrocities that breeds. War is just another word for mass murder. It should never be condoned. In a world where abundance abides, it never is.                           

Fortunately, because of programs like MKE, the number of those taking their place in the glass half-full is growing. It must grow faster! SO FAST, IN FACT, IT CLAIMS MORE SPACE THAN ITS ALLOTTED SPACE HAS AVAILABLE — before the darkness knows what hit them. Remembering, “hit” is not the best word to use here. In this context, the “fathom punch” is more a caress than a painful blow. Effective, nonetheless.

In large part, it’s on our shoulders — rovers and guides — to make sure MKE also continues to grow. The blog is here to stay. Let’s all make sure it has its day.                  

 

IN THE REALM OF ABUNDANCE, EVERYTHING SEEMS TO TAKE ON A MORE GLORIOUS SHAPE, COLOR, AND HUE.

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REMEMBER: to complete your subscription to either, you must go to the email address you’ve typed in, find the confirmation message with my name: Loren Taylor, open it, and click the subscriber verification link inside.

When subscribing, there is no further obligation, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

As a personal thank you for subscribing to either the “7-DAY MENTAL DIET,” or my BLOG/NEWSLETTER, I will add you to my list giving you advance notice of when to sign up for our next MKMMA 6-month, pay-it-forward program!

Any and all feedback related to this post is encouraged and appreciated. Look for the comment box at the bottom of this post. If not present, simply click on the title at the top of this post, and scroll to the bottom.

Once again. MAHALO!

MAMA MIA, IT MUST BE TIME FOR SIA.

 

 

MKMMA WEEK 17HJ — RESISTANCE BEGS PERSISTENCE

THE MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE can take you far – as far as your imagination is able – and most likely farther than you can imagine! Let’s take a hypothetical look and see. For now, let’s take everything inside the boundary of our universe as all there happens to be. Against the backdrop of endless space, even something as large as our universe must seem a tiny place. Yet a million, billion minds, or more, and bodies inhabit this small abode; so, the chance that any single one of us is the leader in such a field, is quite unlikely when compared to such a load. In fact, so unlikely, may I suggest “unimaginable” fills even the mind of whomever happens to be best; to consider they alone might be better than the rest. ere’s a lot of stallions in this stable! Speaking of which, when it comes to mastermind partners, Stephen Serna is my Clark Gable, and Fawn Christianson my Betty Grable!

“DADDY, WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO EAT FROM THE TREE?” “KEEP STANDING TALL, MY SON, AND SOON YOU WILL BE EATING JUST LIKE ME.”

My Week 17 ended this way

And all that Nature made thy own,

As if were made for you alone,

Floating in air or pent in stone,

Harmony in every tone,

Will rive the hills and swim the sea,

As for you, it came to me,

And, like thy shadow, follow thee.

With love and peace your destiny.

                                                                                                                           

AND NOW THE NEW STUFF BASED UPON OG MANDINO’S THIRD SCROLL, FOUND IN HIS CLASSIC, “THE GREATEST SALESMAN IN THE WORLD.”

Each day I greet with love in my heart.

Each day in life’s journey is a promising new start!  

In my willingness to charge onward where most dare to tread, 

Marks the depth my desire to achieve what’s ahead! 

Nor will any the failure deter in my quest;  

I consider all as great lessons, as I’ve done all the rest! 

If pain and discomfort descends on my way, 

Steals all of my joy, as the dark does the day; 

As long as forward my movement, even if blinded I come to be,

May have stopped all the others, but all the others simply aren’t me!  

If alas all should seem hopeless, and fill my mind with despair, 

As long as breath fills my body, my faith takes me there! 

Though silence unbroken gives no sign or a token, 

The voice of victory more the louder, as if 1000s have spoken!

With praises imagined, and none yet I earn,  

Skills grow as I go, and it’s these that I learn!  

With value I’m given in every detail my attention,  

Stronger and still stronger, my mind in complete comprehension! 

Each thought is a key to unlock one more door,  

Behind which, still a mystery, nonetheless, something more!  

Persistence alone can lead to success.

That’s the least I can do, for I desire no less.

Unlike those, who become successful, retire, and rest, 

I keep on going and going, for that’s me at my best!

Because quitters never win, and winners never quit! 

And no crown big enough, or glory great enough to stop me — nary a bit!

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT WHEN YOU SAY, “DO OR DIE!”

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REMEMBER: to complete your subscription to either, you must go to the email address you’ve typed in, find the confirmation message with my name: Loren Taylor, open it, and click the subscriber verification link inside.

When subscribing, there is no further obligation, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

As a personal thank you for subscribing to either the “7-DAY MENTAL DIET,” or my BLOG/NEWSLETTER, I will add you to my list giving you advance notice of when to sign up for our next MKMMA 6-month, pay-it-forward program!

Any and all feedback related to this post is encouraged and appreciated. Look for the comment box at the bottom of this post. If not present, simply click on the title at the top of this post, and scroll to the bottom.

Once again. MAHALO!

With this post based upon Og, seems the perfect time for “Zogbi.”

MKMMA WEEK 17 — WHEN A CLONE HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN!

THE MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE can take you far – as far as your imagination is able – and most likely farther than you can imagine! Let’s take a hypothetical look and see. For now, let’s take everything inside the boundary of our universe as all there happens to be. Against the backdrop of endless space, even something as large as our universe must seem a tiny place. Yet a million, billion minds, or more, and bodies inhabit this small abode; so, the chance that any single one of us is the leader in such a field, is quite unlikely when compared to such a load. In fact, so unlikely, may I suggest “unimaginable” fills even the mind of whomever happens to be best; to consider they alone might be better than the rest. ere’s a lot of stallions in this stable! Speaking of which, when it comes to mastermind partners, Stephen Serna is my Clark Gable, and Fawn Christianson my Betty Grable!

WHEN GOOD PAIRS WITH GOOD, THE RESULT CAN BE GREAT!

My Week 16 ended this way

Through the magic of copy and paste, like a reindeer hopping around, I can take what’s been written here to different places, to different ground. To a page or a post on my blog site, and/or something to share in the alliance.                                                                                                                                 There is nothing remarkable or especially brilliant in the duplicity of this science.

But unlike most of our thought                                                                                                                  that in the web of the Law of Substitution gets caught,

this manner of multi-tasking made available through the medium of the written word,                         is one of the best ways I’ve ever heard.

Others, such as I, might benefit in trying.                                                                                                    To counter the suffocating stress of too-little time that instead of success is bringing us down, and we are slowly dying.                                                                                                                                         

So, up, up and away! To get caught up with my blogging (as both Rover and writer), from this point forward, I must be flying!   

AND NOW THE NEW STUFF

What I’ve done in this post is copy Emerson’s poem, “COMPENSATION,” located on a separate page at the beginning his well-known essay of the same name — text emboldened below — interpreted its meaning, and used that to construct a second poem — text not emboldened below. I’ve attempted to match the poetic parameters Emerson used in terms of line length, words chosen  to duplicate the rhyming sound, type of rhyme scheme, and cadence, yet convey the same or similar line-by-line meaning using entirely different words.

The deeper the understanding of this particular essay of Emerson’s, given how it is directly related, to the GIVE MORE! GET  MORE! principle/concept, should benefit each MKE student in helping them to integrate it into the thought + feeling –> belief –> action paradigm; i.e., make use of the way we are wired to change our mental programming. This mental programming is how our subby creates the blueprint directing our behavior, and forms the basis pivotal to successfully changing it. It is the subconscious mind’s center of habit either dictating the type behavior/actions deemed more likely able to assist the student in manifesting their individual major definite purpose in life, or, as usual, sabotaging our efforts, in other matters of high importance.

That said I encourage you to study and compare Emerson’s words with mine. After evaluating for mechanical and philosophical correctness, let me know what you think. Clone or cloney? Fact or phony?  If you’re anything like me, this might be a challenge. If asked to interpret Shakespeare, for instance, I would be the first to consult books written to do exactly that. FOR THIS, I MADE NO SUCH CONSULTATION. Oh dear!

COMPENSATION

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The wings of Time are black and white,

The hands are dark, the face is light,

Pied with morning and with night.

Sometimes left, yet always right.

Mountain tall and ocean deep

Salty water tends to seep,

Trembling balance duly keep,

To the core they surely creep.

In changing moon, in tidal wave,

Force methodical, yet sometimes grave

Glows the feud of Want and Have.

What can we get, what can we save?

Gauge of more and less through space.

The effects of both cannot erase

Electric star and pencil plays,

Near or far, it has its ways.

The lonely Earth amid the balls

To the sun allegiance falls

That hurry through the eternal halls,

In a vacuum, duty calls,

A makeweight flying to the void,

From whence it came it’s thus employed,

Supplemental asteroid,

Extra cargo been deployed,

Or compensatory spark,

Burning brightly makes its mark,

Shoots across the neutral Dark.

Splits the sky, this brilliant arc.

Man’s the elm, and Wealth the vine;

Nature says what’s yours and mine;

Staunch and strong the tendrils twine:

Such the power that’s divine:

Though the frail ringlets thee deceive,

No cause for woe or ever grieve,

None from its stock that vine can reave.

So sure the lock, in this believe.

Fear not, then, thou child infirm,

What’s inside stops every germ,

There’s no god dare wrong a worm.

So short may be its mortal term.

Laurel crowns cleave to deserts,

If with him too much perverts,

And power to him who power exerts;

For more brings more, each act asserts;

Hast not thy share? On winged feet,

As angels bring when called to greet,

Lo! it rushes thee to meet;

To hand to you this luscious treat;

And all that Nature made thy own,

As if were made for you alone,

Floating in air or pent in stone,

Harmony in every tone,

Will rive the hills and swim the sea,

As for you, it came to me,

And, like thy shadow, follow thee.

With love and peace your destiny.

 

DID YOU SEE HOW i HAD THIS IN MIND TO MATCH EMERSON’S DESCRIPTION OF A TIMEKEEPER,  A PRODUCT CREATED BY MAN, AS ONE WAY TO  REVEAL AND DEAL WITH THAT WHICH IS SO FLEETING. EVEN MOTHER NATURE WITH HER INFINITE PATIENCE SHOWS TO US IN WAYS EASY TO DISCERN ON THE LONG TERM, WHAT MAY BE ESSENTIALLY INVISIBLE ON THE SHORT? OR LIKE ME, YOU HAVE NOT THE SLIGHTEST CLUE AS TO WHAT I JUST SAID? WELL, MAYBE A CLUE. ABOUT AS USEFUL AS A PILE OF HOT SAHARA SAND TO COLLECT THE WATER TO QUENCH THE THIRST OF THE WANDERER  — OTHERWISE DYING WITHOUT IT — ON SUCH PARCHED AND BARREN LAND.

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Louisa’s journey to become the winner of X-FACTOR 2015 — British edition — concludes with this…

COMPENSATION

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wings of Time are black and white,                                                                                             The hands are dark, the face is light,                                                                                                        Pied with morning and with night.                                                                                                  Never left, but always right.                                                                                                                   Mountain tall and ocean deep                                                                                                               Up comes down with every leap                                                                                                          Trembling balance duly keep,                                                                                                                  To the core they surely creep.                                                                                                                        In changing moon, in tidal wave,                                                                                                             If seen or not, works still the salve,                                                                                                           Glows the feud of Want and Have.                                                                                                  Within your suit that’s anti-grav.                                                                                                              Gauge of more and less through space                                                                                              The effects of both cannot erase                                                                                                          Electric star and pencil plays,                                                                                                              Near or far, it has its ways.                                                                                                                         The lonely Earth amid the balls                                                                                                              To the sun allegiance falls                                                                                                                          That hurry through the eternal halls,                                                                                                    In a vacuum, duty calls,                                                                                                                                   A makeweight flying to the void,                                                                                                       From whence it came it’s thus employed,                                                                                  Supplemental asteroid,                                                                                                                           Extra cargo been deployed,                                                                                                                           Or compensatory spark,                                                                                                            Burning brightly makes its mark,                                                                                                            Shoots across the neutral Dark.                                                                                                        Splits the sky, this brilliant arc.

Man’s the elm, and Wealth the vine;                                                                                             Nature says what’s yours and mine;                                                                                                    Stanch and strong the tendrils twine:                                                                                              Such the power that’s divine:                                                                                                               Though the frail ringlets thee deceive,                                                                                               No cause for woe or ever grieve,                                                                                                             None from its stock that vine can reave.                                                                                            So sure the lock, in this believe.                                                                                                                 Fear not, then, thou child infirm,                                                                                                    What’s inside stops every germ,                                                                                                            There’s no god dare wrong a worm.                                                                                             So short may be its mortal term.                                                                                                           Laurel crowns cleave to deserts,                                                                                                             If with him too much perverts,                                                                                                                    And power to him who power exerts;                                                                                                 For more brings more, each act asserts;                                                                                                  Hast not thy share? On winged feet,                                                                                                      As angels bring when called to greet,                                                                                                           Lo! it rushes thee to meet;                                                                                                                       To hand to you this luscious treat;                                                                                                             And all that Nature made thy own,                                                                                                       As if were made for you alone,                                                                                                              Floating in air or pent in stone,                                                                                                   Harmony in every tone,                                                                                                                               Will rive the hills and swim the sea,                                                                                                       As for you, it came to me,                                                                                                                           And, like thy shadow, follow thee.                                                                                                With love and peace your destiny.