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Inspiration Tuesday~ 03/19/19

A bit of inspiration today to remind us of how good we have it and a reminder of how bad we could have it! Another reminder that everything is temporary as change is the only constant in our lives. Enjoy while you can, make the best of it all serve your greater interest, and move forward as the best version of yourself for greater successful outcomes. Do more than survive, but thrive on love and strive with optimism.

We determine how we live and continue regardless of situation and circumstance. We either move forward for better or for worse regardless of our past. Empower through as your blessings continue… CHEERS~

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/edcharfauros/examples-of-inspiration-aspiration-and-motivation~/

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Self~Empowerment: Today’s Positive Statement- 02/21/19~

Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

“I am open to attracting and receiving into my life better outcomes, better situations, and better relations! I am open to accepting and appreciating more lessons for better, more progress for success, and more challenges for experience enroute to my accomplishments and achievements! I am opening myself up to more blessings, better interactions, and all the good stuff everywhere in between along my way…”

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: https://repeat-with-me-i-am-success.mn.co/posts/2672208

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Self~Empowerment: Today’s Positive Statement– 11/10/18~

Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

“I am moving forward for the betterment of my life! I am moving on for the benefit of my peace and relaxation! I am moving forward to benefit from my great interactions, awesome adventures, and better circumstances! I am moving on to benefit from my amusement and interests! I am moving forward for the blessings and bliss I continue to attract into my moments…”

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: http://www.lifeguidance.support/blog/post/selfempowerment-todays-positive-statement-111018

Road To Glory, Never Been Easy, And Will Always Be Rough. My First Blog On Stishit

 

The road to glory has never been a easy or smooth one, in fact, often time it is one of the roughest and bumpy road ever, the ultimate consolation for the ones that endure to see out the bumpy road get to achieve the goal or the glory. I believe everyone on this platform agree to this.

I want to you this article, my first on Stishit to remind, encourage and inspire every individual and Stishit that whatever we are passing through now is our/the rough road to our glory, we just have to endure,

“…weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning”, Psalm 30:5.

I want to remind us all of iconic and historical figures that endured the trying time and achieved their greatness.

Joseph the dreamer: I strongly believe majority on Stishit must have read the story of Joseph, son of Jacob (Israel), either from the bible, other religious articles and novels. Joseph was meant to be great, he saw this himself through repeated dreams, but it wasn’t like a stroll in the park for him, he passed through life trials, from been sold by his own brothers, to been falsely accused of attempted rape, and to been imprison for about two years in Egyptian. Joseph after all eventually became second in command to Pharaoh in the whole of Egypt, and it took thirteen turbulent years from time of Joseph’s dream to when it came to realization, all this trying times, Joseph never lose hope, he endured, we should emulate.

N’golo Kante: As a sport lover myself, you should all understand why i included a sportsperson as one of my case study. Ngolo Kante, a Chelsea Fc of England and a French national team player. An accomplished world cup and English premier league winner, one of most sought after midfielder in European football circle. It wasn’t this rosy for Kante from the beginning. He lost is dad, a migrated Father from Mali at age of just 11 years, as it were, he had to support his Mom financially by picking trashes and refuses in exchange for money from recycling companies. All these time Kante had a goal of becoming a footballer and he never looked back on that goal.

Colonel Harland David Sanders: Colonel Sanders the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken(KFC), can be boldly called an accomplished business man, but we all read about his earlier failures in life. He lost his dad too at age 5 years, school dropouts at age 16 years, by age 17 years he already lost about 4 jobs, already married by age 20 but got separated soon after. Despite all these set backs, Colonel Sanders rallied, brought back wife and child and eventually founded what has become household name in fast food business.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka, (World first prime minister 21st July, 1960-1965) and Vigdis Finnbogadottir, Iceland (World first Democratically directly elected President 1st Aug 1980-1996). The old folks among us will quickly remember how these two iconic women made history by becoming what they became in the world of men as it were then. If anyone think that was an easy feat, they should ask Mrs Hilary Clinton of the United State how easy it is to win such a powerful position in a men dominated ground. These two ladies were determined and focused, Mrs Bandaranaikes’ husband was murdered prior to her election, it made her even more determined.

I can go on and on mentioning these iconic and historic great men and women that never gave up, the long and short story of it all is all these great people passed through the dreaded rough road and conquered.

I recently read from @binkley blog how Stishit has been under attack from rivals, they must have seen the potentials in Stishit. These are trying time for Stishit, and with the likes of @binkley and others entrusted with the running of Stishit not resting on their oars, Stishit will pull through and will attain it’s greatness.

It is @peman85 first blog on Stishit, I am Nigerian base in the city of Lagos, a graduate of mechanical engineering turned business man. I still hope of going back to practicing engineering someday soon. I hope i did everything ask of me as far as the rules of blogging and rewarding is concerned. I will sure get accustom with the tools use in subsequent blogs, i hope i will be forgiven if i used any wrongly now.

Thank you all.

METATRON – an entity created so powerful to serve as second to Almighty

The mythical being, the Metatron is the highest of two angels close to the throne of Almighty mentioned in some scriptures. According to one story, the Metatron was created by Almighty as an angel with the highest level of responsibility. In yet another story it is speculated that the Metatron is, in fact, a human ascended to heavenly throne and as such has an ultimate priority over all other angels and celestial beings.

He is the only angel who is allowed to sit in Almighty’s presence ( to take a note), and has the permission to swap with the Almighty in case the boss wishes to leave his throne for some time.

In strength, wisdom, and glory this entity is second to Almighty and has the immense power. Unlike the angels, he is speculated to be a human and contains the spark of creational powers, and he has the ability to look and correspond to the Almighty while other angels are blinded ( or even blindfolded) in the presence.

The existence of this being is provoking and questionable so many religions omit even mentioning it, and avoid this while giving priority to other narratives.

Metatron’s Cube is often depicted and mentioned as his favorite energy tool, a sacred symbol that forms a map of Creation.

The Metatron holds the physical world, ascension, spiritual awakening and serves as a link between humans and Creator and also tends the sustenance of mankind. He manifests himself like the Omnipresence of all created by the thought and for some, it is a voice of Almighty that fuels the thoughts bigger than life.

Metatron serves like an Almighty’s ears and eyes writing down all things good or bad. He is also said to be infused by the spirit of the fire, equipped by numerous eyes to serve as watchmen of all humans and 36 pairs of wings to suffice to that enormous job.

By decision, he resides in 7th heaven and when invoked he likes to appear like the pillar of fire brighter than Sun.

He is also a supreme angel of death who decides whose soul should be taken to the other side.

Metatron is identified as a crown of Tree of Life and embodies the Tree of Knowledge ( good and evil) meaning he contains both human and angelic qualities, existing one part in and one part out of this world.

 

 

My Song ‘Breathe’ was played on the BBC last night!

Breathe – Being Played This Evening on ‘BBC INTRODUCING’ here in the EAST MIDLANDS UK!!

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You can hear the show from 8pm UK time Here

Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to my song BREATHE!
I awoke to one of the best emails ever this morning!
My little song has been chosen for BBC INTRODUCING radio show this evening here in the EAST MIDLANDS UK.



For those of you unfamiliar with the BBC (you should know who they are) and the Introducing initiative, it has discovered some huge artist over the past few decades and catapulted them to the big league!

Listen On CHOON
They’re real champions for independent artists and really love REAL MUSIC! To be chosen from the thousands of uploads per week is quite astonishing for a solo minnow like myself. It’s not a guaranteed ticket to success but, it’s a mighty good start!


So here’s the all new and improved studio version of ‘Breathe’ It’s a song I wrote a few weeks ago for an online song contest called ‘On Song International’ As ever in my ADD fuelled haste, I quickly created a video and sent it to them! To my delight, they loved it and immediately posted it on their YouTube channel. I’m a fan of independent musicians support and want to see it develop into a bigger animal for us all.



What inspired me to write this? well, I was thinking (I do a lot of that) about all the stupid mistakes that I’ve made in life, and wouldn’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I gave them breath in their bodies, but I don’t need it back. they walk the footsteps that I make, just don’t follow me, take a ride upon a wing, just don’t look down on me. I never thought of myself as a poet, but reading back those words really stirred some emotive thoughts in me.
I hope you enjoy this little song, many thanks for your support.


Lyrics


Breathe the air I gave to you
just don’t give it back
sing this song I wrote for you
just don’t sing it back

Walk the footsteps that I make
just don’t follow me
take a ride upon a wing
but just don’t look down on me

Breathe the air I gave to you
just don’t give it back
sing this song I wrote for you
just don’t sing it back

Walk the footsteps that I make
just don’t follow me
take a ride upon a wing
but just don’t look down on me


Darren


Wish Away – Cover a Steemian @paintingangels aka Serena Mathew’s

As you all know, I’m not one to do covers and usually concentrate on writing my own music. This song by Serena Mathews @paintingangels just took me away to somewhere that I’ve not been for a long time, that place, as a musician which is quite foreign, is total admiration for another fellow creative soul. Now, there are many many great musicians here on Steemit that I love to listen to, but there’s just something magical about Serena’s songwriting that I’m addicted to. I really hope you like what I’ve done with your song ‘Wish Away’ Serena, and will no doubt be speaking to you very soon.


Lyrics

I don’t sleep well anymore now that you are gone
I place to pillows in a row imagining you’re home
Your aftershave still lingers low
like Heaven lost in my bed

I don’t drink and I don’t smoke and I don’t like to cry.
I guess that I’ll just wish away this pain.
This wicked dream is killing me,
I wish that you still loved me.

Here I lay before I sleep
whispering prayers into my sheets
If I should fly from here tomorrow
please don’t linger in my sorrows..


Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician and Producer of his own music, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’ . But most of all, it’s his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his.

 

Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 03/24/18~

Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

“I am choosing to move forward with better feelings and emotions! I am deciding on better ideas and solutions to help me! I am choosing to be positive, think positive, talk positive, and feel positive to benefit me! I choose to be better going forward…”

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author

Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/03/23/24-9/

How’s Your Steemit Journey So Far? – Are You Glad You Signed Up?

 

Hello my fellow #plankton, #newbies and #minnows and other larger ocean dwellers!

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This is now my 3rd month on #steemit and I must say it’s been an interesting and very insightful platform of discovery, full of mainly, great quality content and frankly, lovely, creative and helpful people.

So here’s a massive thanks to all the ones that have supported me and my music, tolerated my hyperactive ramblings and quirky ways! 


[source](https://pixabay.com/en/thanks-word-letters-scrabble-1804597/)


(Let’s get the negatives out the way first)
Apologies for repeating what has already been said a thousand times regarding this subject but, I’d like to have a little rant to get it off my chest.


[source](https://pixabay.com/en/yada-yada-board-insignificance-1430679/)


There are however, the #plagiarist types among us that think, a simple #copyandpaste with a crappy photo is still an acceptable way of making some #money on #steemit, but thanks to @cheetah bot and the respected users among us, they will be continuously unearthed I’m sure, as well as being flagged by us all that are completely against this ‘anti-creative’ and frankly, irritating shennaigans.



[source](https://pixabay.com/en/burglar-crime-criminal-theft-thief-157142/)


It’s such a simple task to credit the great resources that #google have to offer, by simply adding [Source] Followed by the url to your post inside brackets () 

Thanks to @LLFarms for helping me with this!

Now, I may be wrong with my understanding of this but, think I’m kind of right? so please bare with me.
There are of course,  the other account holders, which seem to have invested huge sums of money in Steem (I wish) that then post 1 picture with a 4 lined paragraph about ‘How nice the view is out of the window’ and somehow, get loads of up-votes and a healthy SBD payday to boot!

 

The last few weeks have been tough for me.  I was really flagging with all the late nights spent on here and #discord, trying to battle with my own Mental health issues and ridiculous paranoia, working full time in my tutor job with special needs children, and trying to get them through their mock exams, being a father, networking, researching and creating music content for my blog, in the hope that someone with a big influence here could give me a much needed boost and take me under their whale fin.

[Source](https://steemit.com/music/@prc/introducing-dsound-a-decentralized-sound-platform-using-steem-and-ipfs)

I’m pleased to say, it did happen, and why did it? for ease, to help me out? why should they? they must of started out as a tiny plankton in this huge ocean that is Steemit when it all started in 2016. Is it that I write decent songs? Or is it because, I take the time to comment on my posts comments left by others?  dip in and out of discord chats? speak to like minded people here?  because after all, it is a social portal and social means to COMMUNICATE with others and COMMUNITY. The sharing of ideas and involving yourself to create some worth is of such importance on Steemit.

[source](http://cryptomining-blog.com/tag/steemit-review/)

Then, on Sunday 11th March I was directed to a web page that I thought was Steemit. In fact, it was a mirror image of Steemit called Steewit

Please do not use your master password to login anywhere because, IT’S A BLOODY NIGHTMARE TRYING TO GET YOUR ACCOUNT BACK.

I wrote a blog all about this on my @darrenclaxton page the day my new account was set up my my good friend @meno

Thanks to my #helpie family here on Steemit for getting me back to where I was with my old @mrbloom account.

I’ve gone from 25 rep to 56 rep in just 14 days which is no mean feat! It’s such a positive reminder for me,  and other new users,  how posting genuine time spent content is of such importance. My music has obviously created some connections and emotive feelings in others,  for them to be so generous and helpful in supporting my journey here.

https://steemit.com/dsound/@darrenclaxton/20180323t223421754z-never-grow-old-track-5-from-the-never-grow-old-epp

Isn’t life weird? I mean, let’s compare and contrast here for a moment? Your bank account is hacked, they have your login details, they change them so you are unable to access your hard earned cash. This happens whilst you’re asleep so have  only idea how much has been transferred to some random account on the other side of the planet. So the question remains, would a total stranger set up a new bank account for you and deposit 50 quid (slang for GBP pounds) in there? just to ‘Get you back on your feet’

[source](https://www.horizoncommunitybank.com/protect-your-bank-account-from-being-hacked/)

 

Would they continue to support you emotionally and keep you feeling positive etc? The answer is a big fat NO! And that is why, my friends, I absolutely love this place! I’d like to think there are other brilliant people out there like our #helpienaut family ? that would support their fellow #steemians if this awful hacking business ever happened to one of their fellow users.

 

 

 


Then I see this tree the other day whilst out walking with my family. It had forced it’s way through the slats of that bench, and I thought to myself, ‘the struggle is real, life is tough, you must remain resilient in an ever changing world which is full of twists, turns and struggles…this tree endeavoured to grow, to push through no matter what and just kept trying to succeed and survive! and that is now how I think of Steemit,  a challenge, some crazy social experiment, a game and frankly, something to look forward to each day.


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Thanks for reading my post!
I wanted to just say that, you’re not alone on your steemit journey and that I have total empathy for you if you’re only getting minimal comments, votes and payouts. Those few cents or bucks for our hard earned efforts will pay off in the end…I’m hopeful, and so should you be.

Use the bots on www.steembottracker.com if you want to increase your post visibility, some frown upon this but I really don’t see a problem if used appropriately for good content.

 

Points to remember:

  • Take your time to post good quality content
  • Credit others when using Google resources
  • Be kind, considerate and helpful
  • Remember why you signed up
  • Stay motivated and focussed
  • Avoid plagarism at every opportunity
  • Sign up to Discord
  • And most importantly of all, HAVE FUN and make friends,  not enemies.

Thanks again and please feel free to leave me a comment, vote or re-steem if you enjoyed this post.

Kindest
Darren

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