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Musings of a Movie Star

I woke up this morning wondering what it would be like if the world had no mirrors. Yes, that’s right, none at all, so that we never saw the reflections of our own faces. We’d have to focus on the merits of our internal landscape much more, yes?

I also have wondered (many times) how different the world would be if the first department in the women’s section of a department store were not cosmetics. This would probably apply to men too, if as much emphasis were put on their beauty as their building of empires.

Physical beauty is a product of nature, and its measuring stick is still too often based on the subjective opinion of a culture or society. Norma Jean was born with the sort of good looks that society craved at the time. The world at large bought into Hollywood’s manipulation of Norma Jean into Marilyn Monroe, imagining they were the same. They were not.

The woman hidden beneath the glamorous facade was crying to be seen for her inner self, trapped by her own drive for success, and Hollywood’s desire to profit from it.

And I wonder, even though we’re slowly getting smarter about all of this, how much are we still buying into society’s definition of who we should be? What do you think?

“If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.” ~ Clifford Odets

Marilyn Monroe quotes:

“The true things rarely get into circulation. It’s usually the false things.”

“It was more fun dreaming about being a movie star than actually being one.”

“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.”

“I’m for the individual as opposed to the corporation. The way it is the individual is the underdog, and with all the things a corporation has going for them the individual comes out banged on her head. The artist is nothing. It’s really tragic.”

“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”

“All we demanded was our right to twinkle.”


Susan L Hart 2023 HartInspirations.com

Nothing Is Free

Work is just one way we find meaning in life. Perhaps some find no meaning in work at all, hence the faction of society who hope or expect things will show up for free.

This mentality, if it takes over, can lead to the downfall of a society. Everything is an exchange of energy. Someone has to do the work for things to be produced. If we all decided everything should be for free, where would society be?

I suppose with the advent of AI, we could in future all stay home and play video games all day long, and let the robots do the work. Then we’re not talking about the downfall of society, but rather a complete waste of human potential.

“I want it for free” is such a losing proposition…

Vision, aspirations, and the work required are important, most particularly to the growth of our souls. Robots will never really replace us, at least not the ones who understand this.

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether its proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing.” ~ Michael Jordan

“A man is worked upon by what he works on. He may carve out his circumstances, but his circumstances will carve him out as well.” ~ Frederick Douglass

Susan L Hart 2023


Will War Ever End?

“Our true nationality is mankind.” ~ H.G. Wells

As we stand possibly on the brink of WW III, I ponder on the stupidity of a war that could go nuclear over a piece of territory. At what point will the leaders say, “The cost is too great”?

There is no real cost to those who declare the wars. The cost of LIFE is borne by those who hold the guns and man the tanks, the families who lose beloved ones, and the absolute decimation of everything that we built.

When will it stop? When we stop supporting the agendas of psychopaths.

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” ~ Albert Einstein

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” ~ Voltaire

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ~ Plato

“Listen up – there’s no war that will end all wars.” ~ Haruki Murakami

“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.” ~ John Steinbeck


Your Amazing Uniqueness

Do you recognize and value your own special uniqueness? We live in a creative universe that is infinite and knows no bounds. Your extraordinary singularity is nothing less than a miracle of Life.

To quote Ralph Waldo Emerson, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”. In a society that touts conformity and wants to keep you small, the challenge is to objectively identify that which makes you unique, and then nurture and let it bloom, never allowing anyone to make you believe that it’s bad to be YOU.

We are all souls learning here on Earth, separate and yet also bound together as fractals of a greater whole. We each are imperfect (and yet perfect) in our varying stages of personal growth. Perspective, understanding, compassion, and kindness are higher spiritual attributes that go a long way towards helping each other on our individual paths of learning.

It is a common human condition to harbor fears that we are never quite acceptable. We are taught from a young age that conformity to certain standards will earn us society’s stamp of approval. That guarantees us the ultimate ego comfort zone, but at what cost?

Observe the current growing movement for social conformity to a single one-world ideology. If we agree to society’s demand that we think, do, and say the same as everyone else, what kind of lives are we living? Certainly they are not ones we could call our own. This could not be deemed expansive, either in terms of our personal soul growth, or the evolution of the collective we call humanity.

Therefore never let go of what is amazingly, astonishingly, exceptionally YOU. Embrace all of the wonderful attributes that make you a distinctive human being. Defend your right to think your own thoughts and speak your truth.

The world needs your inspired heart and spirit, your inner fire, perhaps more now than at any other time in history.

The above is a an excerpt from my ebook Becoming Bigger: Realizations of Self & Humanity.

As a footnote: Rapid and extreme changes are taking place in society right now. The big decision for humanity during this evolution of society is this: Where is the line between the unique individual, who has a soul, who came here to learn and build a life, and their responsibility to society? Is that individual part of society, or a piece of property of the society?

© Susan L Hart 2022


This is
no caprice,
a mere fad,
sheer whimsy,
although to
the politicians
it may be,
they play with
our lives
so carelessly.

This is war,
blood splatters
the pavement,
fading light
in eyes that
saw Life
as worthy of
defending from
an ominous
dark enemy.

War does not
honor Life,
it burns,
it plunders,
it murders,
it destroys,
until all that
WE built
is reduced to
black ash.

What right do
they have?
We are not
their chattel,
this is our
world too,
it will not
get better ’til
we say no to
their evil.

Decimation © Susan L Hart 2022



End of the World Stuff

If you believed
it was the end
of the world
as we know it,
what would you
be doing
right now?

Would you still
be shopping for
a new couch,
on which to
watch movies
about the end
of the world?

Would you
to continue to
view life as
external to you,
or would you
begin to
look inward?

Would you start
to see yourself
as part of the
solution to change
our struggling
world, or would
you look away…

losing yourself
in the drivel on
your phone,
the latest celebrity
gossip and tell
yourself it will
all be okay.

I am here to
tell you it
won’t be okay
without you,
we need you
to awaken and
open your eyes.

Tyrants are
wrecking our
planet and lives,
you can choose
to awaken,
or continue
to sleep.

You are part
of it All,
there is nothing
external to
you, and when
you see that,
things will change.

Life is worth
saving from those
who do not
respect it or us,
so at the end
of the world,
what will you do?

End of the World Stuff © Susan L Hart 2022 | Please share, thanks!



Our Natural Life Rhythms

Our cat, who likes to arise around 5 a.m. every day, reminds everyone in our household that there are Earth rhythms. I’ve come to the conclusion that he hears the first bird’s chirp way before we do. The remarkable thing is, he and the birds are accurate within minutes of the hour, every single day! They are very tuned into the Earth’s daily cycles.

With eyes half open, sun soon to rise behind me, moon saying hello (and soon goodbye) over yon rooftop, I let him out to survey his garden territory. It gives me pause to think, how many of life’s natural rhythms are we missing out on, every single day, as we run around like mad people being slaves to the clock?

Yes, I hear your retort already… We need clocks to get to our jobs, keep our lives organized, get things done. Indeed. But the next point I will make is, when we’re not tending to those essential tasks that need doing, how many precious “real life” moments are being stolen by the technology that lives at the end of our wrists? That technology is also stealing our health.

Did you know? The Earth’s “heartbeat” (called the Schumann Resonance) is an electromagnetic wave that circles her circumference, and it is closely connected to (and communicates with) our brains.

This from a Gizmodo post, The Earth has a heartbeat we can see from space:

“The wavelength is the circumference of the earth (or twice the circumference, or three times, or four, and so on). This means that the troughs of these waves will always line up, as will the crests. When crests combine, they get bigger. And with lightning hitting the earth over four million times a day, these waves keep getting the boosts they need. The waves don’t sweep across the surface of the earth. Instead they’re like standing waves, that just pulse at their troughs and crests – a resonant heartbeat.”

The Schumann Resonance (the base atmospheric electromagnetic resonant frequency is 7.83 Hz) is closely in sync with our Alpha brain waves (8 to 12 Hz). Alpha waves “are dominant during quietly flowing thoughts, and in some meditative states. Alpha is ‘the power of now’, being here, in the present. Alpha is the resting state for the brain. Alpha waves aid overall mental coordination, calmness, alertness, mind/body integration and learning.” (From What are Brainwaves? – Brainworks, Train Your Mind.)

The scientific study of the full effects of interference with the Shchumann Resonance ELF waves on our well-being is still in its infancy. But, studies to date suggest that when human vibration is out of sync with the Earth’s resonant heartbeat, we are not in a prime state of health. There are many articles outlining the interference and possible detrimental effects played by our synthetic technologies.

There are also theories that staying in alignment could play an important part in the future expansion of our collective human consciousness. The heartbeat of the Earth is connected to us in ways that are only starting to be understood.

Do you notice how you feel when you spend too much time around TV, computers, cell phones, etc? (They are sucking the life force out of us!) Comparatively, the next time you’re out in nature, really tune in to how the images, colors, and sounds are affecting your mind and body.

Our cat would tell you, listen to the Earth’s heartbeat. Nature is communicating with you, so get to know and feel her language. Whether you realize it or not, she is calling you back to your organic essence.

© Susan L Hart 2020