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Playing The Guitar From The Strings Of His Heart

Posted On: August 31, 2015

His sings the blues from the rhythm of his soul and plays the guitar from the strings of his heart.

It's the harmony of the sun dancing with the moon and the stars making cloud angels.

It's a song only the universe recognizes, although it's being heard for the first time.

With musical notes composed by eternity and a symphony awakened in forever. 



Written by: Andrale Marie’
Copyright © 2015
Disclaimer: Poem

Painting by: Unknown

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The Royal Path

Posted On: August 31, 2015

I wrote the story of a slave and heard the song of freedom within their heart.

I wrote the story of a slave and saw the lineage of greatness within their soul.

I wrote the story of a slave who showed me the vision of their sacrifices.

I wrote the story of a slave who was no longer a slave and discovered the path that led to their throne.

I wrote the story of Harriet Tubman, the one who discovered the path and led Sojourner to her Truth.

Written by: Andrale Marie’
Copyright © 2015
Disclaimer: Poem

Painting by: Unknown

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The Tale Of The Blank Canvas

Posted On: August 27, 2015

One day, a teacher walked into a classroom and gave the lesson of the day. The teacher put a blank canvas on a stand and asked the student what they saw.

The students looked at the canvas, looked at one another and there was quiet whispers amongst themselves about the teacher’s lesson. Some of the students shook their heads looking at the blank canvas and seeing just that; utterly disappointed at the teacher. The teacher repeated himself and asked the class again, what did they see, referring to the blank canvas. Some students became frustrated and started to vent their confusion at the teacher but he refused to change the lesson of the day.

Finally, one of the students raised their hand and told the teacher how he saw something when he looked at the canvas. The other students in the classroom looked at the student who raised his hands, looked at the plain canvas and continued to shake their heads.

The teacher asked the student to share what he saw, when he looked at the canvas. The student started to talk and expressed himself, giving vivid details about what his mind’s eye evoked when he looked at the blank canvas. The student wants to visit Paris one day and he conveyed about seeing a place he admires in Paris.

The more he spoke, the more a picture, a painting materialized utilizing nothing but words on the canvas. As he continued to express himself, the other students would stare at the canvas and smile. Their mind’s eye started to liberate itself and their imaginations embarked on lacing their shoes, and ran wild with passion. Some saw what their peer was talking about and others begin to see their dreams, goals, and desires manifest on the blank canvas.

The teacher thanked his student for sharing what he saw in the blank canvas and asked the other students if they saw anything as well. To the teacher’s surprise and astonishment, the whole classroom raised their hands, eagerly wanting to share what they saw.

The teacher turned around, looked at the blank canvas, looked at his students and felt elated with jubilation. The teacher continued to teach the lesson of the day which was about vision.

Written by: Andrale Marie’

Copyright © 2014
Disclaimer: Fictional

Edited: March 6, 2018

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Write It How It Feels

Posted On: August 26, 2015

How does it feel to write something so real, which can't be grasped but somehow your heart can hold. Or maybe it kisses the soul and flirts with the spirit. And makes your eyes sparkle like a million stars from afar.

Maybe it's a whisper from the heart that reminds the soul, of a journey through several lifetimes..

Write it how it feels even if it gives you goosebumps, makes you shed a tear, makes you feel the touch of a wind, although there are no winds.

Write it how it feels even if it makes your heart flutter, gives you vision to things unseen, or sounds like the voice of God and angels.

Write it how it feels.

Let the words flow, just let them flow and they will find their way. Through rocks and mountains.. just like water, they will penetrate.

Written by: Andrale Marie’
Copyright © 2015
Disclaimer: Poem (Inspirational)

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Hope In A Bottle

Posted On: August 26, 2015

There was an enterprising and aspired man who wanted to become the president of the company he works for, he had plans of buying the company and owning all shares of it. Jacob started to apply his vision, by working his way up the ladder. He encountered some obstacles and became hesitant about his dreams of owning one of the largest corporation in the country. Jacob's confidence met with his doubts and his courage faced off with his fears. He decided to go for walk in the park.

While Jacob was at the park contemplating giving up, there was another man sitting across from Jacob who resembled him. The man kept staring at Jacob as if he was looking into a mirror. Finally Jacob asked the man what he was looking at. The man replied, "myself." Jacob started to laugh and opened his newspaper to read. The man moved from the bench he was at and sat next to Jacob. He introduced himself and said, "hi, my name is Bocaj, it's a pleasure meeting you." Jacob replied, "likewise,” and tried to refocus his attention on his newspaper.

Bocaj reading into Jacob’s body language, asked the young man what was troubling him, since he kept fidgeting and just sat there turning the pages of the newspaper; instead of reading it. Jacob looked at the man and sighed. Then he asked the man, if he ever went after a dream which he knew was his reality. Bocaj processing what was said to him, questioned Jacob about believing in the reality of his dreams. Jacob tried to answer the man but his doubts replied for him and he said, "I'm not sure anymore.” The man then asked Jacob, why was he unsure and Jacob revealed, “my vision is bigger than my dreams and my reality reminds me of that.” Bocaj in the spirit of a guide, said to Jacob, “reality, what is it really? but simply a figment of your imagination, the depth of visions and the projection of your dreams.”

The man reached into his pocket and pulled out two bottles. Bocaj asked Jacob, what would it take for him to see the reality of his vision, waking up to its existence and live out his dreams. Jacob then said, “what are you talking about, I’m up and talking to you, aren’t I?” And Bocaj smiled and said, “are you?” The man took one pill out of each bottle, one of them was blue and one of them was red. Bocaj said to Jacob, “I have two options for you, take the blue pill and you will become everything you want to be, the blue pill will transcend your own blueprint and build the life you dreamed of.” Jacob sat there listening intently and said to Bocaj “how about the red pill, what does it do?” Bocaj answered Jacob and said, “you take the red pill and give up. There won’t be any more pressures, obstacles and you can go back to working in the stockroom, you’ll encounter no more struggles nor trials and tribulations. Life will be a breeze, like the wind that whispers at night.”

Jacob sat there and thought about the outcome of each pill, Jacob decided to take the blue pill and forged ahead to become everything he desired and saw himself to be. He asked the man, how much for the bottle instead of taking one pill. Bocaj told Jacob each bottle was $19.99, a year supply worth and they were non-refundable. Jacob brought the whole bottle and thanked the man.


As the days, weeks, and months went by, Jacob envisioned new ideas to take his company to the next level. He advanced and superseded by becoming  the president of the company, just like he foreseen it. Jacob did not stop there, he brought all the shares of the company and used them to branch out in different states across the country. He started and inflated the company with two establishments in major cities. As the year came to a close, Jacob realized he was almost out of pills. Jacob spent several days at the park looking for the man who sold him the bottle of blue pills. Finally one day, Jacob saw the man and approached him about buying his whole supply of blue pills.

Bocaj observing how much Jacob matured by the way he carried himself,  asked Jacob what took place throughout the year. Jacob overwhelmed with excitement, opened up about all his accomplishments and success of  engineering the goals for his dreams. Jacob also told the man, he realized his vision was bigger than his dreams because it expanded the company by branching out. The man was proud of Jacob and expressed it to him. Jacob was in a hurry and wanted to complete the transactions for the blue pills. Bocaj then looked at Jacob and said, “there are no more blue pills.” Jacob a bit frustrated said to the man, “what are you talking about, I need more blue pills, I’m branching my company and I need the pills in order to do it.” Bocaj knowing the truth was engulfed in a rapture of laughter and Jacob not amused, yellled and shouted in at the man. Bocaj asked Jacob to calm down and once Jacob regained composure of himself, Bocaj started to talk.

He said:

“There are no blue pills, what I sold you was candy. If I sold you anything, it was hope in a bottle, faith in a bottle and even then, that can’t be; because those things are within. The blue pills didn’t assist in you obtaining success, you did that all by yourself. You see that day when I offered you the option of the blue or red pills, you actually made a choice in who you wanted to become. If anything, the pills only activated what was already there.”

Jacob’s eyes welled up in sensing the truth and tears eased their way out like a river on the path of quenching its thirst for knowledge. He realized, tthe pills had no power and there was no hope in its bottle, and he was the one with the power all along and the hope he discovered was within himself. Jacob looked at the man and for the first time with new eyes, he saw himself staring back at him, the shadow of his consciousness. Bocaj was Jacob, his confidence who assisted him in achieving his goals and dreams. Jacob was his fears and Bocaj was the courage who stared back at him in the mirror. Jacob felt his coat pocket, took out the pills and saw the candy labels on them. Jacob started to laugh and thought about the different kind of hopes that are sold in bottles.

Written by: Andrale Marie’

Copyright © 2015 
Disclaimer: Fictional

Edited: March 6, 2018

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Daily Mantra: Accessing Into Productivity and Effectiveness

Posted On: August 24, 2015

"Today I will be productive, I will work smarter so I can become and be more effective."

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Motivation 101: Choices and Perspectives Create and Reflect Realities

Posted On: August 24, 2015

Monday blues huh? Well, you have two choices, you can look at Mondays as blah and a drag, you can complain on how much you hate Mondays and throw a pity party; and your day will be as such: Blah, it will drag, you will attract more things to complain about not just on Mondays but throughout the week and it will be pitiful.

Or you can look at Mondays as a reset day, a fresh start towards a week for newfound blessings, discoveries, ideas and the set up for a great weekend. And your day and week will be filled with new blessings, ideas, discoveries and so much more.

The choice is yours and choices create the realities of life. How you look and view things is your perspective and it will reflect your reality.

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Majestic Animals and Their Characteristics: The Eagle

Posted On: August 24, 2015

When the eagle encounters a storm, it flies above it. That is the eagle's way of conquering the storm, the eagle does not allow the storm to weigh or bring it down. Instead the eagle rises. The eagle does not fight the storm either but utilizes the storm to soar and reach new heights.

In the same sense and manner, you can fly above your storms in life as well. Instead of letting obstacles, struggles or trials and tribulation get you down, pull you down or get the best of you. Become your best you and rise above it all. Just like the eagle, don't fight them because they are designed to help you become stronger, better and develop in your skills, talents and etc. Utilized them like the eagle, let them be stepping stones to elevate and reach new levels in life.

The eagle also has powerful eyes, it can see from thousands of miles away up in the air, this represents vision. The eagle can focus very well too.

This can be applied towards many things for examples:

1. Dealing with problems, try to visualize and imagine solutions to them. It will create the reality of those solutions.

2. When it comes to goals and dreams, visualize and envision what you want to create and manifest, the resources that will make it happen, the outcomes; and see yourself being successful in them.

3. Focus on your vision and keep your eyes on what it is you want to accomplish. See yourself there, as it already happened for you. You will bring the fruition of the seeds of your goals and dreams, when you plant your vision and steer your focus the right way. Also, try to see beyond your visions as you grow into them, to expand and magnify yourself.

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Daily Affirmations: Growth and Evolution

Posted On: August 24, 2015

"I will grow and evolve into my goals and dreams, no matter how big they are."

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Poetic Flow: If Writing Is My Gift.. Then You Are The Treasure

Posted On: August 12, 2015

Baby, can you be my inspiration. Can I look in your eyes and find the things that inspire my soul. The things that inflame my passion and gives my heart a reason to beat to the sound of your voice.

You are my past, present and future, together they make up the day I fell in love with you. The day I saw stars in the midst of daylight and seen the moon dancing with the sun. The day I heard the angels sing and felt heaven when you touched me.

If writing is my gift then you are the treasure. I will always pick up a pen and write how majestic you are. When you read my words, may love find its way into your heart. Because it has found my soul and led me to you. The place I discovered God’s grace.

Sincerely,

Yours truly.

Written by: Andrale Marie’

Copyright ©  2013

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Read A Book, Read A Book

Posted On: August 12, 2015

“Read absolutely everything you get your hands on, because you’ll never know where you’ll get an idea from..”

 

“People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book.”

– Malcolm X

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