Thursday, April 2, 2015

Please help Betsy Grant (the owner of this blog) in her recovery from cancer so she can continue to make music - both now and later. http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/helping-betsy-grant-s-fight-with-cancer/319006

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Betsy Grant's New CD Release Announcement!

THE NEW CD "MIRROR OF SOUL" IS AVAILABLE

You can now listen to tracks and purchase downloads or CDS of Betsy's new CD "Mirror Of Soul"   Click on the following link:   http://cdbaby.com/cd/betsygrant4

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Live Radio Interview With Betsy Grant

If you are in the South Bay, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Bay areas in CA, tune in to KKUP 91.5 FM to hear Betsy in a live interview at 1:30PM on Friday, May 11th, 2012 on the show "Jewels and Binoculars".  She will be interviewed about her new CD "Mirror Of Soul".

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Betsy Grant's Music

Track #7 Freed From Chains That Hold

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Waking Dreams

Life talks to us all the time, if we would listen. It talks to us when our bodies are tired and we need to slow down and rest. It talks to us when we go through the motions of life without any real joy or meaning - reminding us to pay attention and cherish every breath. Sometimes it even talks to us through the man or woman at the grocery store who's words suddenly light up for us in a special way, reminding us of some important lesson we've been trying to learn or remember. It hints at what's important in life by reminding us to pay attention, love ourselves and our loved ones, and give meaning to our lives by caring about the quality of our work, creativity, and play. It reminds us that we are the creators of our lives, and we are the ones that improve the quality of our lives by our appreciation of every moment - big and small.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Imagination

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." - Albert Einstein

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

People Always Need Love

Finding a way to share love with others. Here's one person's idea: http://abbraccigratis.blogspot.com/?spref=gr#close=1

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Interesting Video On Memory

Click on the following link to see an interesting video on memory.: http://youtu.be/zJAH4ZJBiN8

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I am calling to you from afar;
Calling to you since the beginning of days.
Calling to you across millennia.
For aeons of time-
Calling-calling...Since always...
It is part of your being my voice,
But it comes to you faintly and you only hear it sometimes;
"I don't know," you may say.
But somewhere you know.
"I can't hear," you say. "what is it and where?"
But somewhere you hear, and deep down you know.
For I am that in you which has been always;
I am that in you which will never end.
Even if you say, "Who is calling?"
Even if you think, "Who is that?"
Where will you run? Just tell me.
Can you run away from yourself?

Anonymous
from "Travelling The Path Of Love"



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

catherinemeyersartist: Prayer of Hope

The following is a lovely post by an art student: catherinemeyersartist: Prayer of Hope: "' The hills and valleys of heaven will be to those you now experience not as a copy is to an original, nor as a substitute is to the gen..."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Recognizing Your Dreams

"Sometimes your dreams show up dressed a little different than you thought they'd be. You have to know how to recognize them when they get there."
from the book "Storm Warriors" by Elisa Carbone

Monday, February 7, 2011

Living Without Limitations

A person starts to live when he can live outside of himself - Albert Einstein

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Call Of Soul

"An open-hearted truth seeker realizes that something inside is nudging him from the nest of his old beliefs. He rightly senses that the answers he is looking for do assuredly exist. This inner force pushing him towards that end is an urge beyond his conscious command.
This compulsion is the call of Soul." - (from the book "Those Wonderful ECK Masters" by Harold Klemp)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Quote From A Master

"The purpose of the human consciousness,"he explained, "is to get you from here to God, to walk from here on your journey home." (from the book "Those Wonderful ECK Masters" by Harold Klemp)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Every Moment Is Christmas

“I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.” -Author Unknown-

Monday, September 27, 2010

Produce or Unfold?

Society values the goal-driven, product-oriented materialistic values so much that we forget that sometimes it takes time for the secrets of life to reveal themselves to us.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Right Brain Left Brain

Here's a thought that I would love to hear what others have to say about this: There's a magical sort of experience that seems to come about when both sides of the brain are engaged in a task. What are some of the activities that engage both sides? In general society is run on a very left-side, logical, numerical system with our advanced technology, computerized systems, etc., while the right brain activities can be seen in action in the arts (all kinds). (See JudyAdamsonArtAndDesign - her April blog "RightBrain Left Brain")

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Gift Of Listening

Today I was reminded of how important it is to be able to process one's experiences (gather the gifts of learning) by talking about them with someone who is a good listener and can understand. Just the act of talking it out brings meaning to the experience in a way that other methods don't quite fulfill. We can be this gift for each other by being good listeners and realizing when someone is trying to process their experiences.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Diary

Difficult Days
Sometimes we can have very difficult days in our life, despite our best effort. That's when it's time to be very, very grateful...even for the thing that seems to be difficult. Past experience would remind us that difficult experiences often lead to greater depth, understanding, wisdom, compassion, and empathy. These qualities are good for anyone - including the artist.

The Power of Music
Listening to music that is written and played from the heart is a powerful way to chase away undesirable thoughts and emotions that temporarily cloud one's outlook on life.

2010-03-22
Freedom
We complicate life and create problems for ourselves when we take away someone else's freedom of choice...
We sometimes even think we're being "helpful", but if we force them to do it our way without asking their permission we create more problems...
We can offer our thoughts, but then let them have their freedom...

2010-03-21
Insightfulness
This day is full of lessons, gifts and love if we learn how to teach, appreciate, and love ourselves and others...
2010-03-20
Inspiration
There's a reason why all the great spiritual masters have taught that love is the key to truly living...
I'm not talking about selfish or controlling love, that's not really love...
I'm talking about the kind of caring that turns a blank canvas into a painting of the Mona Lisa, or that turns an awareness of mold into life-saving properties for mankind...
Or the kind of caring that takes the time to be kind to a child who needs it...


2010-03-17
Moving Forward
Moving forward in life may mean leaving something behind...
We want to have our cake and eat it too...
Letting go can be one of the hardest things to do...

2010-03-15
Forgiveness
If I forgive you today, it will be easier to forgive myself tomorrow, and vice versa...
After awhile it becomes a habit, and pretty soon you find there's nothing to forgive...
Understanding has replaced all need for it...

2010-03-12
Life's Gifts
It is possible to have the experience that every human being we encounter (online and off) is a treasured gift if we look to see what the gift might be...
Some of the gift's others bring are obvious, some are not...
The enjoyable experiences are obvious, the others may take some time to place the value on...these are the ones we usually learn the most from...

2010-03-11
Why Are We Here?
I know I'm on this earth for a reason as are you...
If you don't know, look to Mozart, Abraham Lincoln, Edison, Einstein, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and other great souls and see how they answer that question, both in words and deeds...
Then notice which you remember more, their words or deeds...
2010-03-10
Men and Women
If my masculine and feminine sides are in harmony, then I'm less likely to react to unwanted influences from either sex in my outer world...
Working to create balance in my art and life is the way of the artist...
It takes effort, that's why its called a WORK of art...

2010-02-25
Passion And Drive Or Love and Commitment?
What to you is passion and drive is to me intensity of love and commitment to my art form...
Paradoxically one can be simultaneously intense and serene when practicing one's craft...
Just as there can be both self and others...

2010-02-24
Life Is A Gift
True joy and freedom come from appreciation of the gift of being alive...
That I can think, feel, and know is a gift...
We lose our joy when we forget to be thankful for the gift of life...

2010-02-23
Everyone Has Their Own Truth
People generally aren't interested in your truth unless it agrees with theirs...
If you tell them your truth and they haven't the experience, they'll think your mad...
Experience may one day show them a different truth...

2010-02-21
Self Assertion Or Self Expression?
The true artist is never concerned with self-assertion, but rather self expression...
The real artist is grateful for his craft - his vehicle of expression...
The artist seeks a way to thank life for his artistic ability through his art form...

2010-02-18
Selfishness And The Artist
The selfish person is afraid...
The artist uses his fear to create something better...
The petty person is also afraid...
The artist never allows himself to become petty...

2010-02-17
Recognizing The Creative Spark
It's easy to forget that within each of us lies the spark of creativity that is capable of greatness...
Some of us can see it in ourselves but not others ...and vice versa...
In this world of immediacy we overlook the possibility that the creative spark is creating something that is not immediately obvious...

2010-02-16
See It Through
The darkness is always before the dawn...
One must survive the night in order to see it...
The caterpillar knows nothing of its future life as a butterfly...

2010-02-15
Love Is Always In Style
Love is something people will always need...
It will never go out of style...
It is always available, though sometimes you have to work at seeing it.

2010-02-13
The Artist's Journey
The artist's love for his craft drives him ever onward to new heights...
He/she is always on the look out for new ways to express that love...
The artistic journey is continuous...

2010-02-11
Humility Is A Requisite
The true artist knows there's always a greater level of skill and mastery beyond the one that he or she is at - thus the learning never ends...
When learning a new level of skill, patience is required...
One must first recognize that one doesn't know something in order to learn...

2010-02-10
The Artist's Experience
The artist allows himself to experience/see life in his own unique way regardless of being outnumbered by opposing views...

2010-02-08
Winning And Losing
Sometimes to win something of real value, it may appear to others that you are losing...
True humility comes with a price...
It may take a long time to realize that your losses are actually getting you closer to winning something of greater value...

2010-02-07
Treasures
The gift of love from the heart of a child is more precious than gold and silver...
Remember to cherish your loved ones no matter what their age...


2010-02-09
Acceptance
Some days despite yout best efforts, your feet just seem to drag, so we do the best we can and learn to be kind to ourselves...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Who's The Teacher?

Have you ever been around people who love to learn? Their joy and enthusiasm is catching. For them no task is too great, nor any new idea too hard to understand. They are patient, self-motivated, focused, full of humor, persistent in their study/learning and eager to take on a new challenge. These "students" of life become the teachers - teaching their "teachers" to appreciate the gift of learning. Their reward is the simple joy gained from the sense of accomplishment they receive from applying what they have learned and doing it well. It's hard to realize that all the great thinkers, scientists, artists, musicians, writers, etc. were first students themselves...

Friday, June 4, 2010

About My Music

Link to hear my music

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