Where is Love? – #Meditations During #COVID-19

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Where is Love

Why all this darkness?
Why all this fear?
Why all the hateful rumours and unjustified Lies?
Why all the torment, ugliness, cruelty and loathing?

Why am I alone?
Why am I neglected?
Why am I lost in this sea of doubt and anxiety?
Why am I overwhelmed by sadness and despair?

Where is Love in All of this?
Where is Love in All this horror?
Where is Peace during war, strife, anger, resentment?
Where is Compassion in All the exploitation, disregard, and profiteering?

Love is inside Me,
Waiting to be shared.
Love is Within My own Heart,
Yearning to be freed.
Peace Rests upon My Shoulders,
Reaching outward
Compassion Lies in the Palm of My Hand,
Pleading to be given away.

~Morgan~
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I Am #Thankful- #Meditations during #COVID-19

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Blessings

We take so much for granted.  So many things that can easily disappear.  During these challenging days, I’m trying to remember to be Thankful for the seemingly little things…

For Family and Friends who Support and Love;
For Beloved Pets I’m always thinking of;
For Running water, Fresh and Clean;
For A Soft Pillow and Bed where I may Dream;
For Tranquil Sleep filled with Peace, not Fear;
For Knowing LOVE is Always Near;
For Work to do, though I may complain;
For Life that is (relatively) free from Pain;
For Abiding LOVE, though I Wander To and Fro;
For Challenges so I May Grow;
For the Hungry So I may Give,
Sharing My Blessings so Others May Live;
For Weariness So I may Rest,
For LOVE’s Presence, Where we are Blessed.

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Though these days may seem dark, remember that each one of us can be a Light and the Light of a single candle pushes back the darkness.

~Morgan~

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Awaken – #Thoughts for #Challenging Days

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Whether you are housebound or believe all of the concern over COVID-19 is a bunch of hooey, one thing seems undeniable:​ Our world-wide society is changing and will never be the same.​ ​
The measures being taken are staggering.​ Entire communities are closing down.​ Fear and recrimination are building walls.​ ​ People are hording and hiding like some sort of apocalypse is happening.​ ​
Perhaps it is.​ Is Pestilence riding?
I’ve heard it asked “How can God let these horrible things happen?”​ “If there really is a God, how can he be loving when all this suffering is going on?”​ ​
It’s in our human nature to want to lay blame.​ Someone or something has to be responsible for the things that happen.​ Everything can’t possibly be random.​ Can it?​ I don’t honestly know.​ No one honestly knows, not really, not with 100% absolute certainty.​ There is as much a chance that the universe is organized chaos as there is the possibility that it is under some form of intelligent control.​ ​
It doesn’t exactly matter.​ Whether the Universe lives and breaths arbitrarily or with Purpose, we can utilize what happens for either Good or Bad.​ Positively or negatively. We can turn trials and challenges into opportunities for change or we can allow them to make us pessimistic and angry.​ We can choose to extend kindness or we can turn our backs and grumble.​ ​
Why do plagues kill thousands?​ Why do dictators rise up and subjugate the weak?​ Why do children starve?​ Why are the innocent exploited and brutalized?​ Is it because God is unloving and cruel?
Or is it an opportunity for us?​ A chance to choose love instead of fear?​ A possibility for us to grow and learn to be kinder, more generous, less self-serving?​ ​
Is the Universe shaking us to try to waken us ….
…..from our apathy?​ ​
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~Morgan ~

#FriendsFriday- #author #blogger #photographer #poet #networking – Websites

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It’s Friday, Friends!  That means it’s the day we share and follow, explore and make new connections.  Please take a moment to share the link to your website, blog, or Amazon author pag .  Maybe you run a book review group, an author Facebook group ( I do!) or Twitter retweet group.

Today is the day we can share these opportunities with each other. Reach out,  give back.  Network.  Grow.

So to get the ball rolling,  here’s my Facebook Authors group info:   Awesome Books by Awesome Authors

https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeBooksandAuthors/

Fellow #Authors, #Writers, #Poets, I’ve created a page for YOU!!  This is a place where we can share our books! IF you would like to share your books on this page, there are a few RULES:

No Erotica, please

No books that are Violent, Dark Horror, or promote Hatred.

No Spamming. One Post per day

IF you Post, you must also SHARE at lease one other post on this page to your page. Support each other and Share the Love!

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Best Wishes!

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~Morgan ~

Creature of the Rustling Sea- #Romantic #Fantasy #poetry

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Sails

Trade my Heart for any Notion,
Rocking Amidst the Breathing Ocean.
Dreaming in the Midnight Hour,
Gentle Rain, Falling Shower.
Love and Passion upon the Breeze,
Life is too short, Not enough Ease.
Silence Drifting like the Soaring Gull,
Hear the waves against the Hull.
Starlight Glistens, a Guiding Light,
Truth and Serenity; Pallor of Night.
Upon this Shifting, Churning Tide,
A Breathless, Tantalizing, Lonely Ride.
Creature of the Rustling Sea,
Come and Share the Day with Me.
Walk with me Upon the Shore,
Hold my Hand and nothing More.
Until the Deep Beckons you Home,
I stand Alone ‘midst the Breakers Foam.

hunter

~Morgan~
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Fishnets in the Far East – A #TrueStory #BookSpotlight

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Set in 1989, a year after the Olympic Games in South Korea, this is the true story of a young dancer, whose naive dream of working in the Far East turns into a nightmare.​

Signing a six month contract, she is whisked off to the other side of the world where she finds herself in a host of situations which she is ill-equipped to deal with. Dancing her way across South Korea with two friends, she is propositioned by the Mafia, turned away by the British Embassy, caught in a student riot, and taken to Korean brothels to name but a few of her ordeals and adventures.

At times both shocking and humorous, this story​ takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as you follow the life of a timid young girl ,finding her voice and learning to stand up for herself in a male-orientated world of alcohol, sex and seedy nightclubs.

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About the author:​ For over twenty years, Michele Northwood was a dancer, magician and fire-eater who toured the world in theatre, musicals and circus.

She has been in the Guinness Book of records for being part of the world´s largest Human mobile while working for the circus of horrors as their first “Girl inside a bottle”. She has rubbed shoulders with Sting, Chris de Burg, David Copperfield, Claudia Schiffer and Maurice Gibb from the Bee Gees. Michele has worked as a knife throwers assistant, assisted a midget in his balancing act and has also taken part in the finale of a Scorpions concert.

When she retired from entertainment, she went back to school and now has a First Class Honours degree in Modern languages, (English and Spanish).​ Since graduating, she has won two writing competitions, and her first novel: “Fishnets in the Far East: A Dancer´s Diary in Korea” has recently won an award for “Best Memoir” with TCK Publishing. The sequel: “Fishnets and Fire-eating” is currently being edited and she is now working on her third book.

She currently lives in Spain with her Spanish husband, three dogs and two cats. She is a qualified English teacher and works in a public school as well as in her own private school.

Find Fishnets on Amazon : http://amazon.com/Fishnets-Far-East-Dancers-Diary-ebook/product-reviews/B07MLQ1WVQ

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~Morgan ~

Shadows – #poetry of #night

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Alone

Soliloquy of Night,
Illumine my Steps while I Walk,
Unseen by Spectral Vastness,
Unheard by Light,
Until Apollo Returns
And Together we may Dance
Toward the Distant Horizon,
Unfettered by Impossibility,
Unhindered by anything except Imagination.

~Morgan~

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#FriendsFriday- #author #blogger #photographer #poet #networking

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It’s a new year and a new decade.  Keeping things fresh is always a challenge for any blogger, myself included.  So I sat down and thought about what I’d like to do with BooknVolume for 2020.  I like to support my kindred creative spirits.  I try to offer opportunities for everyone to grow their audience and I always hope to inspire.

With that in mind I came up with a relatively simple idea. A random act of kindness that is, admittedly, not entirely random.  Each Friday I will offer a new way to help all of us…. or at least those of us who are interested… build our following, network with fellow creative minds, and make new friends.

Today is a fairly simple beginning. Drop your link for your author website or blog in the comments.  Then follow others who do the same .  Pop back now and then…. follow more.  Explore their creativity.  Talk with them about new ideas. Spotlight each other on your sites and build bridges to new possibilities.

Hopefully,  anyway 😊

Your here.   You already know my blog, but to help kick things off, here’s the link to my website:

https://allthingsdarkfey.wixsite.com/feyandmusings

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Best wishes for a year filled with new ideas and new friends!

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~Morgan ~

The Mercy Series – Looking for #BetaReaders for #Post Apocalyptic #Fantasy #Romance

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What was Angel of Mercy, but is now Misericorde, has passed its final revision/edit. Complete at 174K I have broken it into two books.

I would love for it to go through another round of Beta Readers. Looking for 2-3 interested readers who are willing to read both segments and answer a few questions about it.
Timetable: 1 month
If interested, please let me know.
Thank you ❣

Its a Post Apocalyptic Fantasy Romance. It tells the story of life after the first 3 Horsemen, Pestilence, War and Famine, have ridden. In the 4th Era after the Great Cataclysm, (roughly 400 years in the future) the final horseman, Death, is waiting on the Archangel of Mercy to release him. Tzadkiel has been sent to earth in human form to find one human who still understands Mercy. He has been given 100 years, after which Death must be released. With only 4 years remaining, he finds her; a servant named Lourdes, but they must escape the harsh dictatorship of the Eminent Protectorate and find a place of sanctuary before the appointed hundred years are spent and Death is freed from the abyss.

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~Morgan ~

Anotomy of the Spirit- #BookReview

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A fascinating and compelling examination of the physical and spiritual body, Anatomy of the Spirit gives an in depth look at the relationship between the power of positive thought and manifestations of the physical body.​I found the comparisons between religions both intriguing and inspiring, as it showed how similar most philosophies truly are and how, regardless of what we choose to entitle our beliefs, we share the same foundations of hope.​Although it was certainly not a quick read and I found myself re-reading most sections at least twice in order to fully understand the complexities the author relates, I was truly enriched through the experience.​

If you seek a deeper understanding of the intricacies of mind, body and spirit, I highly recommend​ this comprehensive exploration of what makes us powerful, successful and vibrant on all levels.

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About the Author

Caroline Myss, Ph.D., is an internationally sought-after speaker on spirituality and personal power. She is widely recognized for her work in teaching intuitive diagnosis and is a pioneer in the field of energy medicine. She lives in Chicago.

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Your Softest Word – #passionate #love #poetry for #ValentinesDay

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In the Supple Enrapturing Embrace

Of Your Softest Word

My Heart fills with Turbulent Passion

And Unbridled Yearning

That chaffs and dashes

Against the Calm Calamity of Femininity

Within the deepest parts of me,

Whispering of Unhurried Love and

The Poised Repose of Tranquility;

Rousing this storm of Rapacious Desire

In the Quietest Sound

Of Your Softest Word!

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~Morgan~

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Bare- #passionate #love #poetry for #ValentinesDay

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Bare

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Whispers

In the Eloquent Hush

Of the Paralyzing,

Unquestioning,

Delirious Rush,

To Draw You to me,

To Bare Our Souls,

To Tremble

Beneath

Passion’s Shivering Blush.

Intoxication

of Fervent Desire,

Spinning,

Abandon

of Encompassing Fire,

To Draw me to You,

To Bare Our Souls,

Beguiling

Tapestry

of Shadows Conspire.

Whirlwind

In the Blustering Calm,

Tempestuous

Seduction

Of Unparalleled Balm,

To Draw Close Together,

To Bare Our Souls,

Dizzying

Caress

Of Unbridled Aplomb.

~Morgan~
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Under Your Gaze- #passionate #love #poetry for #ValentinesDay

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Under your gaze

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Passion spills from my heart,
Pounds from my soul,
Thunders from all that shivers inside,
Under your burning gaze
Desire melds like music and muse
Longing heartbeats cascade
In tempestuous calamity
Under your burning gaze
All that lies unseen
And all that waits, unspoken
Comes to life and trembles
Under your burning gaze

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~Morgan ~

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A Philosophical Twist on Dark versus Light- #Epic #YA #Fantasy

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The Reviled are the enemy.​ They embody brutality in every form. The Fey of the Light know only too well how savage the Dark Fey can be and daring to think otherwise invites tragedy.

Gairynzvl was once one of the Reviled and lived the riotous life of all Dark Ones, but his acceptance by The Fey of the Light has changed all that.​ Now, he is opposing The Reviled by returning into their dark realm and rescuing childfey. The actions taken by him and his band of Liberators are not only changing lives, they are fulfilling ancient prophecies and proving long-accepted beliefs inaccurate.

Those who have lived in the Light all their lives are suddenly faced with unavoidable questions. How is peace achieved? Can Light unite with Darkness? Can all the atrocities the Dark Ones have inflicted really be forgiven?​

The Fey of the Light have a deadly choice to make:​ ignore the emerging truth or risk the tranquility of their realm and go to war to offer the Reviled a chance to change.Dark Fey Breaking Into The Light asks the questions, can we truly understand another’s misery without knowing the extent to which they suffer? Would we willingly risk our lives for someone without experiencing some measure of their pain, despair, or anger?​

​ ​ Reviewed by Book Review Directory – 4 Stars A tale of battle, redemption, and an empathetic look at one’s stance against “evil,” this book will appeal to fantasy fans who like a story that makes them think. Full of fanciful creatures, strange languages, and exotic names, the story is a philosophical twist on the perennial tale of dark versus light.

http://mybook.to/breakingcm