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Waking up is hard to do.

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Waking up is hard to do.

Waking up is easy, staying awake however, well that’s a whole different ball game isn’t it? You see just a night turns to day and vice versa, so too we sleep and we wake, at least that’s how it looks isn’t it? Yet the reality is far more complex than that, because the simple truth is, just as a great many people have difficulty sleeping, many more people have difficulty waking. And thus the lines between the two states become blurred and start slipping into each other, until no one truly knows whether they are indeed fully awake or fully asleep. In this state of semi consciousness, that the dreams of the day get wrapped up in the dreams of the night to such a degree, that neither sleep induced, nor woken revelation, of life, our journey, our why has any real use in what we perceive to be our waking state. Add to that the sheer loss of will to even try discern, to reflect, to discover both our true purpose and our way and everything we see and understand as life begins, slowly, but surely to make sense.

We have people acting out their nightmares, people living out of their sleepless none realities, people at total odds with the very dreams that they hold inside of themselves, all because we fail to understand the purpose and the value of living, of breathing, of being. We fear the light of day and the dark of night in equal measure so much so that we dare not truly wholeheartedly put a foot in one or the other. Like a child with a comfort blanket we hold onto the hem of the light during the dark, and we hold onto the shirt tails of the dark during the light and thus neither bring us comfort, only increasing amounts of discomfort.

We fear to be fully awake and we fear to be fully asleep! And the lives and the dreams that could complete us, the reality that could both bless and benefit us greatly, the life enhancing rest that we could attain from sleep and the depth joy that we could discover from being awake evades us. We are blind to our purpose, ill at odds with our meaning, separated from the reality of life, by a comfort blanket that brings us no comfort at all. Like robots made from human flesh and bones we wander the earth, never truly feeling like we’re part of it, never really believing that life is anything but a cruel game invented by a God who breathes life into us, only to take it away when He sees fit. We have the mentality of a pawn and the untapped potential of a King.

Our blended dreams become the stuff of fairy tales, minus the happy endings. Like modern day sleeping beauty’s death of meaning consumes and steals all but the very breath from our bodies, and thus we sleep soundly through the incredible life we could have, in the hope that the life we will wake up to another day, someday, will somehow make sense to us, in ways that this present reality simply never did or could!

Perhaps our unspoken fear that life won’t live up to our expectations, or our fear that we won’t live up to life’s expectations of us, is our greatest downfall and so we slip easily and readily in between that groove of darkness and light, of being a sleep and of being awake.

Whatever the truth is, unless we grow a back bone, rediscover our common ground, establish once and for all our shared values, fight for full and fair equality for every single man, woman and child. Unless we truly learn love our neighbours, take care of the weak, the elderly and the vulnerable in society, respect and care for the incredible planet on which we live and depend. Unless we are prepared to take full responsibility for the choices that have brought us here, to actively seek to be the change and not just have the words tattooed on our skin, printed on our T- shirts, then sadly I just don’t see us waking up anytime soon….

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 13 September 2016 ©.

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(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

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Recommended Reading

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Recommended Reading

To find out the ending of a story we read right to the very last page of a book. If however our desire to know what happens, how the story ends overwhelms us, we can always take a quick peek at the final few pages long before we finish the rest. This is all well and good once a story has made it onto the page, but what happens when the story is not fully written yet, not fully explored, not fully imagined? What happens when a story is suddenly, without warning cut short and we don’t get to the body of the story let alone to the end? Suicide has the vile, insidious habit of ending part written story’s way too soon. Like a cruel and ruthless eraser of all that a life could be, suicide looks at the story of that life and says, “You are not getting that down on paper, you are not writing another word, speaking another line, expressing another thought or feeling.”

Sadly what happens, the bearer of that beautiful half written story, buys the lie that it can say no more, do no more, write no more, go no further, indeed it considers the completion of that unwritten, untold life story an impossibility. Suicide has its way, leaving a gaping unfillable hole and a story without an ending that is truly worthy of the precious life of which it was being written.

The following review is for the book ‘My Writes’, which I self-published with Rowanvale Books in 2015. The review is from a lady called Maria, who works for a national charity, which works with Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide. Since this initial book review the book has now been added to that charity’s recommended reading list for both its own counsellors and also for their clients. It is a huge honour for me, as I write not for fame or fortune, but simply to give voice, to lend an ear, to connect with, to reach out to those who are most in need, in this our incredible but heart breaking world.

Because suicide is never painless, nor is life…

 

These are Maria’s thoughts about ‘My Writes’…

MY WRITES

TRACEY ODESSA KANE

 

BOOK REVIEW

This book is an excellent tool for those who feel they are alone, unworthy or simply not recognized in general.

It helps people voice their opinion when society may say it is not acceptable to do so. It looks at real issues of the common people and identifies the inner self of those who need to be heard.

The Sleeping Giant You keep Inside:

This captures everything that a person fears in life but reading it more than once instills in you that there is hope and you should not give up “If you stay strong and do not hide” this simple statement gives that hope.

Rich Man, Poor Man

Very poignant, this piece of writing could help those in a domestic violence situation feel stronger to say what they really want to say to their abuser. Truly moving and extremely relevant in today’s unpredictable world.

Call It As It Is!

This is a moving tribute to all those affected by rape. It encapsulates the whole truth about whose fault it is and brings the victim a sense of self-worth and determination for justice to be done.

These are just but a few from the book that touched me deeply. I would recommend this book not just to friends and family but to the whole world as it has everything that the world is about.

This book should be used in many different areas within society, i.e. schools, colleges, universities, bereavement counselling, etc. etc. This book could be a very valuable tool to everyone who embraces it and uses it for what it is meant for LOVE, HOPE AND TRUTH.

Review by Mrs Maria Smith

 

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If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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Happy Birthday 4 Today :)

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Happy Birthday 4 Today 🙂

Four years ago today, June 18th 2013, I began what has become an awesome adventure, I joined the incredible family that is WordPress. That decision has been and continues to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. WordPress has not only allowed me to share my own work, but it has enabled me to connect with so many truly inspirational and like minded souls that I’ve lost count and not just in the UK either, I think at the last count my blog had been read in over 100 countries. Indeed some of those readers have become more like friends and family to me and for that I am sincerely humbled and eternally grateful.

I have to be honest though when I first started didn’t know what to expect from blogging, whether I’d like it, whether I’d stick at it, whether blogging would like me, but four years in, I have to admit I love it today more than ever. And as I celebrate this special day with you all there are a few people I’d like to say a Big Thank You too…

Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to WordPress for not only creating a platform that is so inspiring to be a part of, but for the Excellence with which you strive to maintain and develop your site. Your vision, ethos and commitment to the blogging community is commendable to say the very least. Secondly I would wholeheartedly like to thank my wonderful readers, followers, peers, critics, friends, kindred spirits and the likes who have stuck with me come rain or shine, you make it all worthwhile and I thank God for each and every one of you, especially those who take the time to let me know how a particular blog helped or inspired or even frustrated you, your input means a lot, as does your honesty with which you give it. Thirdly I would love to thank my beautiful husband and our wonderful children, for all their love, faith, patience, understanding, encouragement and support it means the world to me. Because of you I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a day of my life, not one single day, you are my hope, my light, my joy, my strength, my love, I am who I am today because of you all. Last but by no means least I would like to thank God and the one I cannot live without Jesus, you have my heart and I will always try to do whatever it takes to follow your beautiful footsteps and to love all as you love all.

Now for some exciting news! To celebrate my blog being four years old today I have released ‘Another Day Someday’ the book, which is full of some of your old favourites along with lots of new, hopefully ‘soon to be favourites’ too. It’s a truly lovely read (even if I do say so myself!) and once again my publishers Rowanvale Books have done an outstanding job in turning my dream into a reality. Thank You Rowanvale Books. I have twenty signed copies hot off the press of this new book to give away to the first twenty people who send an email to: tkane176@gmail.com

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All that is left for me to say is I hope you continue to enjoy reading my work and sharing this my life’s journey with me.

God bless and be with each and every one of you today and every day.

My very kindest regards always Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂

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If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

All my daily blogs are automatically posted on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂