No Reason To Fear Death

Many consider death to be the end of their existence, yet it is merely a transition point. We don’t really ‘die’. It is our physical bodies which ‘die’ when spirit leaves the physical form. We are reborn again and again, continuing from where we left off. This cycle repeats itself for hundreds of thousand of lifetimes, until we finally wake up, and realize that we are soul, eternal and free.

Death is merely a door into another state of consciousness.

I remember the very first time I consciously left my physical body. Since that time, I no longer fear death.

If you’re not living your life to the fullest, it doesn’t matter whether or not there is life after death.

Don’t be afraid of living,
No reason to fear death.
You’re much more than a body,
Inside lies untold wealth.

 

 

 

Invisible Strands

Invisible strands of love, light, and sound connect all souls.

During a casual stroll through Nelson BC’s Rotary Lakeside Park, my heart was open and I was reminded that all creatures all connected by invisible strands of God’s divine love.

 

 

 

Polemics, Poetry and Peace: Stephen J Kalinich

Introducing and welcoming Stephen John Kalinich to Inspirational Storytellers! We hope you enjoy this video introduction and will call by Youtube and leave a comment or like there too! Thank you! 🙂

BIOGRAPHY: “The great American poet and lyricist Stephen John Kalinich has been a profound voice of the rock ’n’ roll era for four decades. When Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson, two of the most prominent icons in rock history, recorded “A Friend Like You” by Kalinich and Wilson on an album featuring Elton John and Eric Clapton, it was a testament to the lyrical poet at the height of artistic achievement.

An originator of the California sound, Kalinich rose to fame as a young man when he began writing songs with Brian and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys on their Warner Brothers/Reprise record label. During his 30-year collaboration with the group, it became “America’s #1-selling rock band,” according to Billboard. Brian Wilson described Kalinich as a “poetic genius” and credited him with stunning the music world by unleashing Dennis Wilson’s full creative potential.

“Be Still” and “Little Bird” by Kalinich and Dennis Wilson, classic hits from the Beach Boys’ historic Friends album, brought a new spirituality and self-awareness to rock music of the late 1960s. “Little Bird” went gold with the Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations boxed set and has been recorded by international musicians. Kalinich’s “Rainbows” and “Love Remember Me” were featured on the acclaimed 2008 reissue of Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue album. The Beach Boys’ second anthology, Hawthorne, CA, contained Kalinich’s “A Time To Live in Dreams.” His “California Feelin’” is among the all-time hits on The Beach Boys Classics Selected by Brian Wilson and appeared on California Feeling, a collection of Kalinich’s songs released in late 2010 by MsMusic.

When legendary songwriter P. F. Sloan, most famous for “Eve of Destruction,” recorded Kalinich’s epic poem “If You Knew” and “Soul of a Woman” on Sail Over in 2007, the poet realized his lifelong dream of working with his mentor. Among the other top musicians who have immortalized Kalinich’s lyrics are Mary Wilson of the Supremes, singing “You Dance My Heart Around the Stars”; Odyssey, whose recording of “Magic Touch” was a top 40s hit; and Randy Crawford, with “Only Your Love Song Last.”

Although he has risen to the highest echelons of the music industry, Kalinich considers himself a poet first. A voice of conscience comparable to Bob Dylan, he has inspired audiences around the world. Kalinich was invited to Washington, D.C., to recite his epic poem “If You Knew” before members of Congress to benefit Children Uniting Nations. Actor Stacy Keach recorded his poem “The Magic Hand,” and former Beach Boy Al Jardine’s EP A Postcard from California features actor Alec Baldwin reciting “Tide Pool Interlude.” Newscaster Jerry Dumphy appeared on a video in which he read “America I Know You” by Kalinich. Jez Graham’s 2004 CD featured Kalinich’s poems “America Is You and Me,” “Life Against the Wind,” and “You Can Soar.”

A performer whose spoken lines are as powerful as the music that carries them, Kalinich played to thousands on a recent European tour of his Galactic Symphonies, written with internationally acclaimed guitarist Richard Durrant and recorded on CD and DVD. One reporter described the audience’s “sense of awe” as the poet delivered the title poem to an audience transfixed, “managing to get out the last words without collapsing, but maintaining so much power and dignity.” Kalinich’s poetry readings have an emotional impact comparable to that of poet Maya Angelou.

After being lost for nearly forty years, Kalinich’s masterpiece “A World of Peace Must Come” was rediscovered and appeared on Attic Records’ 2008 CD boxed set devoted to the poetry of Kalinich. Another early composition, “Leaves of Grass,” was released on this CD, accompanied by Mark Buckingham and produced by Carl Wilson.

Kalinich continues to write poetry for films and music from Los Angeles, the city he loves. “As long as I have breath, the river of love will speak through me,” says Kalinich. “When I look back, I will ask, Did I stir someone, reach one soul. . . . Did I help them understand that when the breath of love poured itself into others, it didn’t forget them.”

 

“Be a good person
above all.
The poet is not special
and the good poet knows this.
One is not a poet or a writer
but one who lives as poetry
through his actions
and kindness.
A poet is not one
who sets himself apart
from the every day struggles
of every soul
but embraces them
so that in his own way
he may lighten the burden.
A poet need not be famous
to be quoted.
Poetic wisdom
can come
out of a shoe maker
as it does out of mine
Levon
who mends the soles
of shoes
and touches mine
with his infectious smile.
A mechanic named Alfredo
who knows each part
of my car
and how to heal it.
These poets
of the every day
appeal to me
and allow me
to see poetry everywhere
in the every day.”

 

Stephen John Kalinich

 

 

Website and Social Media Links:

http://www.stephenjohnkalinich.co.uk/

http://www.facebook.com/stephenkalinichfans

http://twitter.com/starcries

 

 

Make It Easy On The Universe

Denny Morales started his career at the young age of 16, becoming one of the youngest directors in television. Over the course of 14 years, he worked with ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, and Fox directing and technical directing, where he won his first Emmy technical directing. His attention within the television realm waned, and he desired for more bigger and better things, such as becoming a Hollywood producer and business owner. He would constantly be starting businesses on the side, and making short films on side when he wasn’t at his day job, such as working on the 3-time award winning Paul Cruz: Latin Actor as production coordinator and working on the Flipping Vegas reality show pilot, getting it picked up with just a shoot-to-edit reel.

At the age of 27 he went through his midlife crisis, losing everything he ever gained in his life, including his house, cars, and wife. In a struggle to make his life successful, he turned to spirituality. This guided him through his struggle, and showed him not to give up, and how the use of spirituality can give you anything you’ve ever wanted in life. When he was laid off from Fox in 2008, he took his chance on his dream full on. Living off of unemployment, he started his next business venture. At this time, he got involved in the world of teaching filmmaking and internet marketing. While struggling to make a successful company, he went into many business ventures, which brought him to working with multimillionaires such as J.T. Fox and Jordan Weirsz. After speaking onstage with J.T. Fox, he fell in love with teaching others. Through using tools that spirituality had presented, success had begun to come into his life and in business. He finally focused on being a producer and started his own production company. From there, he had been making connections in Hollywood, teaming up with Palladium Books to expand their media material, and had landed a deal with a person he always dreamed of working with, 7-times best selling author, Neale Donald Walsch. Denny is currently developing a feature film and focusing on running his production company, Watery Flame Productions.

 

We hope you enjoy this special video message for Inspirational Storytellers from Denny. Make It Easy On The Universe!!

 

 

 

I Mother Earth

Published on Nov 25, 2012

Inspirational poetry, to lift our hearts ~ music by David Ash

 

Written and performed by Zoe Hudson

 

 

The Story Behind Denny Morales of “The Last Formula”

 

Denny Morales started his career at the young age of 16, becoming one of the youngest directors in television. Over the course of 14 years, he worked with ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, and Fox directing and technical directing, where he won his first Emmy technical directing. His attention within the television realm waned, and he desired for more bigger and better things, such as becoming a Hollywood producer and business owner. He would constantly be starting businesses on the side, and making short films on side when he wasn’t at his day job, such as working on the 3-time award winning Paul Cruz: Latin Actor as production coordinator and working on the Flipping Vegas reality show pilot, getting it picked up with just a shoot-to-edit reel.

 

At the age of 27 he went through his midlife crisis, losing everything he ever gained in his life, including his house, cars, and wife. In a struggle to make his life successful, he turned to spirituality. This guided him through his struggle, and showed him not to give up, and how the use of spirituality can give you anything you’ve ever wanted in life. When he was laid off from Fox in 2008, he took his chance on his dream full on. Living off of unemployment, he started his next business venture. At this time, he got involved in the world of teaching filmmaking and internet marketing. While struggling to make a successful company, he went into many business ventures, which brought him to working with multimillionaires such as J.T. Fox and Jordan Weirsz. After speaking onstage with J.T. Fox, he fell in love with teaching others. Through using tools that spirituality had presented, success had begun to come into his life and in business. He finally focused on being a producer and started his own production company. From there, he had been making connections in Hollywood, teaming up with Palladium Books to expand their media material, and had landed a deal with a person he always dreamed of working with, 7-times best selling author, Neale Donald Walsch. Denny is currently developing a feature film and focusing on running his production company, Watery Flame Productions.

 

We hope you enjoy this special video message for Inspirational Storytellers from Denny.

 

 

 

Guitar Man – Award Winning Inspirational Short Film

A street musician, ‘Guitar Man’ has a gift for playing the blues on his guitar and connecting with others. His love for music and for people supercedes everything else in his life. Although on the surface he doesn’t have much, that doesn’t stop him from sharing two simple messages, ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’

 

Please enjoy this award winning inspirational short film by G. Brian Benson.

 

 

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