Relationships: Never Put All Your Cookies In One Jar

Man shutting his ears and not listening to nagging



The sound of a  door slamming is heard!  Why?  Someone just broke up with someone.  Speaking of emotions, slamming a door and breaking valuables is not rational.  You will need those later.  But who says people think rationally, when it comes to relationships?  Guard your health.  Do not put all your cookies in one jar.

Why He Lies 

     This is not a promotion to go whoring around as a non-committal type of person.  No.  This is a warning for you to finish school regardless of who broke up with you.  Do not cut yourself.  Some people even tattoo themselves for a person.  Belief systems change just to please a person.  Hairstyles change.  Clothing styles change.  And for what?…only to be dumped.  What I am saying is before you put all your emotions into one person, make sure you know who you are getting with.  Some people are so desperate to please or stop being lonely, that they jump in, too soon.  Do not give your all to a person, because a smile does not mean they feel the same way about you.  

Divorce,problems - Young couple angry at each other


Just because a person cares about you, does not mean they love you.  Guard your person.  There are scums out there.  Some scumbags double cross, cheat, pretend, act two-faced and so on.  In other words, they do just enough to get your nookie.  Buying a nice gift does not equate to love.  Treating you out to dinner back to back, does not equate to love.  It could be that the person wants some nookie.  Admittedly, you are fine.  Who wouldn’t be attracted to you?  Think!  If they cared that much, they would have fixed your car, or called triple A when you were stranded.  No, but instead, they let your Mom pay the tow truck.  They eat at your house daily and never help with chores.  Really?  If they eat at your place, they could at least wash the dishes.  Why can’t you see these clues?

Right Questions To Ask Boy/Girlfriend 

     If a person is el cheapo and claims to be suffering financial hardship, it could be a red flag.  Could it be that they do not value you?  Could it be that they simply are not vested in you?  No, they would rather invest in their other love.  They may not be whoring, necessarily.  But could it be that they’re just not that into you?  If a person does not come through at a time of need, could it be that they just don’t want to?  An excuse does not sound like an excuse when you’re in-love.   It all sounds logical, and falls in place when you’re in love.  Get a clue.  Don’t ask for opinions just to reject them.  When you’re in love you are crazy and that is why people do not give advice.

     Do not kill yourself over a relationship.  Dot not stop school or ruin your job over a relationship.  Life goes on.  You will meet someone else.  It is hard to believe, but it is true.  Do not go on a drinking binge.  Do not put all your cookies in one jar until you find the right jar.

copyright 2014, Mercedes Beato-Hawkins



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The Origin Of The Musical Genre : Son

  Micaela Ginés, la Má Teodora   Son is a musical style that predates salsa.  Some even claim that salsa derived from it.  Either way, son is well known throughout Latin America.  But what is not known is that it emanates from the Dominican Republic.

     Son as a style of music, with its instruments and lyrics was brought to Cuba by the Dominican sisters Teodora and Micaela Gines.  They played instruments and sang.  Teodora Gines particularly played Bandola, an instrument that looks like a guitar but is smaller.


     Trujillo, the Dominican dictator, favored the merengue.  This explains why so many merengues were played at his festivities.  It also explains why Dominicans are credited with inventing the merengue.  What is interesting is that at one point, the three islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic thought of themselves as the same people.  Today they speak of who invented what style first, as if it matters.  They are the same people, right?

     I am writing this today to point out that Dominicans are not the creators of only one style of music.  That is erroneous thinking.  Lately, they have gotten credit for the Bachata.  But many people err.  There are a few music composers who admit to the story I am telling about the two Dominican sisters bringing son to Cuba.  is that surprising though?  Dominicans have been traveling to Cuba since the first Europeans landed in Quisqueya.  Hatuey swam to Cuba to warn them.  For that reason, Cubans erected a statue to him, a Dominican.

     Today, I think of Cuco Valoy, a Dominican who dominates the son, particularly in the song, El Caiman.  Not surprisingly, he is a great salcero.  Juliana is a perfect example of great salsa music by a Dominican.  It is not surprising that Cuco Valoy sings salsa as well as son because as I stated earlier one is a derivative of the other.

     So the question is, if Dominicans invented the son and salsa, why did Cuba excell at son and Puerto Rico at salsa.  A lot of people like to abel and assign musical genres to particular areas.  Oscar De Leon creates great salsa and he is from Venezuela.  Some Colombians create great salsa although they are known for cumbia.  People like to label.  But I digress.  Back to your question, I believe I already answered it.  Trujillo, the dictator favored and put in place by Americans, disliked what he called country music.  That would be anything with a guitar in it.  He took to liking merengues.  Thus merengue became the national dance and music style.

     For this reason, many artists suffered in the sense that they did not become prominent.  They did not get to travel overseas.  Repression was the rule.  Thus you did not get to hear the great compositions played throughout the countryside.  Sadly, too, they did not participate in payola and however else music gets out.  It is also sad that they had to escape to Cuba and play with other Cuban musicians at the slight chance.  For this reason, many of their styles were attributed to Cubans who ran with it.  Music also became easier to discover in Cuba during the touristic bombardment.  The clubs, casino and other avenues paved the way to discovery.  In contrast, Dominicans were deprived from discovery due to Trujillo’s ban on tourism.  You must remember, that his dictatorship was long lasting.  It went from 1930 to 1961.

       Today, many of the great musicians have already passed, and their traditions have died with them.  The youth today, whether in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico or America, has failed to continue the culture and traditions of their predecessors. In The Dominican Republic we see a man who has maintained the tradition of all styles of musical genres.  But he is 84 years old, and is just now getting an opportunity to get his music out.  But what will happen when he passes?  Who will learn the secret to his techniques to all those musical genres.  Few people can play that many different styles.  I believe he is a walking history book – a living legend.  Grab him and ask him questions.  His name is known as Puerto Plata, but his real name is Jose Cobles.  He was born in 1923 in Puerto Plata.  This concerns me because my Mom was born in 1926 and my Dad in 1921; and they have both transitioned.  History died with them.  The youth and the elders just aren’t communicating as much as before.  My Mom was like a walking history book.  I think people should communicate more.  This man plays and sings every possible genre,  The streets of Puerto Plata Dominican Republic know about him.  Too bad the rest of the world does not.

     I have included links to other resources throughout this writing for more information.  It is better that way, so that this wouldn’t turn into a book.  But at least one has references for more details.  Once one does the research fully, one will realize the many truths unknown to many.  There are some people that are so stuck in claiming a certain genre, that they refuse to do the research for themselves.  Hopefully, the majority will be open minded, like the musician and director of a Cuban Orquestra, Laureano Fuentes Matons, who openly documents this truth.


copyright Mercedes Beato-Hawkins Aug 31, 2014

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Today’s Music Seeks To Control You


      The reason to guard ears against imposing dissonance sounds is simple.  Modern Western music is designed to drive disease into you.  In fact, it is modeled after Nazi experiments to cause mass hysteria among other evil.  Clearly today’s music aims to control you.  However, we are never stuck because there is always an answer.

      528 records seeks to convert regular songs to the original musical scale, which is in tune with nature.  In other words, it is harmonic.  By harmonic I mean it resonates with the sound of the wind, birds, water and nature in general.  By doing this you repair your DNA.  We are seeking to expose people to healing music, as opposed to music that makes you ill and irritable.

      Back in 1940 and 1953 the tuning standard of music was changed to a very dissonant sound which alters your brain waves, causing unreasonable fear and pathology.  To put it short and simple.  By controlling your feelings the powers that be can keep you in slavery mode.  It is really that simple.  The two evil tones are 741 and 440.  It should be 444 or 528,or even 432.  432 is in line with the Solar Plexus.  528 aligns your heart.  Both the 432 and 528 are at the center of your being.  In 1953, it was sealed.  All music across the world had to be tuned to 440.  This is not a part of the original scale.  It is complicated because 528 is C and 432 is A.  But the point is that ears know harmonics when it hears it.  The fact that the US had to model everything after the Nazi’s is scary.  The fact that they want to control people is scary.

     The original creation has nine tones. 9 musical notes. 9 scales. The entrappers reduced it to 7, then 6. Aim is to make you go mad, altering reality to create world dominion through tones, words, music, chants. Become aware. Digital BS versus organic music. It is all relevant. Sounds create realities. Some sounds are eery and designed to entrap your soul. Know the difference. In Botany, the green chlorophyll vibrates to harmonics, just as the heart does, which by no coincidence, the heart vortex/wave(Chakra) is green. And green is at the heart of the rainbow. The dissonance creators employ tactics that destroy life. Be mindful of your surroundings. Most people live unconsciously…going along with what is served.

Enneatonic = 9 tone. Reminds me of the Ennead, the original creation. Do you see the word nine in both? And by no coincidence the Galaxy shapes into a nine. And by no coincidence we named our show Sparks of 9.

Both 432 hz and 528 hz are fundamental to sacred geometry and create harmonics, affect water, air& sand positively. In 1940, 1953 standard tuning went to 440 hz, which is the dissonant sound which causes illness mentally and physically. 432 hz is for A, and 528 is for C. The pyramids of South America and Egypt are built using 432 and 528 principles.

The above is an example of 528 music.  Below is a radio show I conducted with co-host Jhiggs which goes into detail about hidden messages in music as well as other stuff.  This topic cannot be completely covered in a short article.  That is why, I don’t ant to make this post too long.  So please press the links an listen.

20013, Mercedes Hawkins, blogger

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The Sun Is Good For Us As Food And A Healer

 We need to expose ourselves to the sun more than ever.  There is some ignorance going on about sun exposure. The reality is that the sun nourishes us and heals us.
Megastar – THE SUN – nourishes our bodies and like trees we grow. Gases of sun created all forms of life. The protons released from the sun are captured by the skin, affecting every cell. An inadequate amount of solar energy results in the growth of microbes, the hijacking of mutagens. Microscopic life depends on the rays of the sun.
     We consume the sun as food…just as plants capture it as chlorophyll. Some eat sun indirectly as plant food.
You can also breathe the sun and be filled with its holy spirit of vitamins.  As you breathe, you inhale the energy of the sun.




A particle representing a quantum of light or other electromagnetic radiation. A photon carries energy proportional to the radiation…

     The light is the original life.  Light comes from the sun in the form of photons.  This is  a living organism.  You, in turn emit this bio-photonic energy and some call it an aura.  Others call it a shell.  These lights induce biological processes crucial to ideal bodily functions.  The process of mitochondria when studied, reveal light emitting factors.  It is for this reason that we have access to the all or what some call the Akhashic Record.  So thank the sun the next time the future or past is revealed to you.  We receive same information at night by way of the Moon.  But the Sun behind the Moon is the actual source.  But we still thank the Moon for reflecting such a Great Light.

 Psychological changes occur when you move away from the sun.  These changes are detrimental to your health.   It has been discovered that suicide and depression increase in areas where the sun does not shine year round.  Vitamin D is needed by the body in order to inhibit disease.  The opposite can result in lupus, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, thyroid problems and auto-immune encephalomyelitis.  hypertension and tuberculosis are reduced by it.  We all feel better on a sunny day.  Vitamin D is now considered a hormone.
You can name just about any disease and discover that it is improved by exposure to the sun.  Diabetes, gout, and ulcers are but a few examples.  Even patients with Alzheimer’s are being coached into stepping out into the sun.  Plaques form around the brain when there is no sun.  Therefore, there is a connection between brain atrophy and sunlight.

     There is an argument about skin cancer being associated with exposure to the sun.  Thus, you must understand balance.  Exposure to UVA (short radio waves) and UVB (Ultraviolet rays) radiation has a immuno-suppressive effect, helping to eradicate auto-immune disease.   The sun releases melanocytes and keratinocytes improving any DNA damage.  The sun helps psoriasis due to its releasing calcitonin, which is a gene related peptide.  All of the above chemical reactions are a result of the body releasing peptide activity in order to fight UV rays.  Thus, exposure to radiation from the sun is good for the body.
     Overall, we need to use common sense in balancing our bodies by exposing it to the sun.  It is to our advantage to expose ourselves to the sun more than ever for two reasons.  The sun nourishes us and the sun heals us.

published & C 2013, Mercedes Beato-Hawkins

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This Is Your Last Time To Enjoy Summer

Friends walking on the beach at sunsetIf you live in a place where Winter lasts forever and summers are short, this post is for you.  I live in a place where Spring can sometimes fee like Winter.  Thus it makes Winter seem to last for days on end.  The Fall isn’t so hot either.

     With that being said, and you are with me so far, you may want to consider taking advantage of these last Summer days.  Here we are, in Mid-August already.  Children and young adults go back to school soon.  It seems that each year, they go back earlier.  I digress.

     My point is that you should be outdoors doing something you love.  Walking by the beach isn’t such a bad idea.  Even if you have to drive, it is still worth it.  It is better to feel as though you took full advantage of summer, than let it pass by.  Soon, you may find yourself stuck in the house because it is too cold to go outside.

Kids playing basketball with a ball up in skyGo by a Lake.  Pretend to fish.  Throw rocks at the Lake.  Watch the ducks.  Enjoy nature.  Speaking of nature, go for a hike.  There are plenty of parks in every city.  Go to a park that you have never been to before.  It may sound silly, but in reality, being next to nature has a healing effect on the soul.  Going to a mall to get out of the house is okay.  But you can do that in the Winter time.

     Go to an outdoor festival.  The more outdoorsy the activity, the better.  Spray bug spray if you must.  I prefer that you use Neem, for it is natural.  Citronella is natural as well.  In fact, while you are at it, go to a fake beach.  Most major cities have man-made beaches.  Some have water parks.  Enjoy the cool feel of water splashing on your face.

Watch children play basketball.  People watch, while outdoors.Students CyclingLast but not least, ride your bicycle.  Borrow one or rent one if you do not have one.  You don’t have to go far, or strain yourself.  The idea is to enjoy the weather.  Did you know that a lot of diseases are caught in the home?  Yes, germs in kitchens and bathrooms are very much there.  Even worst are the chemicals that you use to clean with.  If the air condition is on, chances are, the chemicals are trapped in your house.  Your attitude should be one of opening as many windows as possible, to let those germs and chemicals out.  Air condition and heat come with a price.  Welcome the opportunity to breath fresh air.

     I would hate to see you regretting staying in, as you flashback this winter.  Fresh air can do wonders for your health.  You can take in deep breaths so badly needed, without compromising your health (or smelling pipes, not to mention chemicals).  You will feel as though you did not take nature for granted.  Nature will reward you with optimal health.  Put that remote down.  And the laptop too.  The game as well, such as X-Box, Wii and all other digital games.  Leave that for lonely snowed in Winter.  Can’t let the game go?  You can always go to a cafe and sit outdoors.  Get fresh air!  Thank you for listening. 🙂

c Mercedes Beato-Hawkins 2014

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The Biology Of Crystals

If you attempt to heal self with stones, such as gemstones and crystals, you then align yourself with Mother Earth. This you are creating a spiritual connection.

Crystals are created by a biological process.  To this end, crystals are living beings.  The information they have to give us is startling, yet healing.  Some crystals are created by magma or by the ice cold places.  Snow is a crystal created in cold climate.  If it is molded by lava, then it is called granite.  If the process includes a metamorphic process, then you have marble.

Crystals contain silica, alumina, and many other elements found in your body.  Although rocks do not have the same aspect as vitamins, they do activate your energy centers.  So if your third eye is closed or any other energy center in your body, you can get stuck in more ways than one.  Your soul can stagnate.  Let The Mineral Kingdom assist you.

We have 64 ways to connect to the higher source.  We have potentials that have not even been tapped into. Stones/gemstones/crystals serve to activate your DNA.  This is why the Egyptians, Africans and Native Americans would wear jewels.  It wasn’t just for adornment.


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Success At Any Age

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND.  That is me quoting lyrics from my song, Times Are Trying. Copyright, Mercedes Hawkins. It’s also the subtitle, and the chorus.  And I do believe in what I am saying in this lyric.  I would like to inspire people who are vacillating between starting a venture while thinking they are too old.

For those who think you are too old to start a venture, let me say this;  a great deal of people do their best work in the latter stage of their life.  Let us take the case of Louise Hay, for instance.  Louise Hay, an abused child, could have given up, thinking she was too old.  Yet winded up a multimillionaire and happy.  She did not set out to become a multimillionaire.  That was a by-product.  She set out to be happy, by using positive affirmations. At 40 she turned her life around.  I believe that is when she went public with her affirmations.  Her book was written in the latter part of her life.  In her seventies she took up art. People loved it.  She was determined to do everything she didn’t get to do as a child. At seventy-plus years (approximately 76), she took up ballroom dancing.  Her publishing company which was created in the latter years of her life became a smash hit.  In other words, no one should give up and say, “it is too late, I am too old to start this venture.”  I mean, you can, but you won’t be justified.  Giving up is a choice, just as self determination is a choice.  The reality is that as long as there is breath, there is hope.

Here is what one study found.  There are just as many successful old heads as there are young heads.  That is to say, that at 70 or 60 or 50, you have just as much chance to succeed as a teenager does, or a twenty year old.

Let us take a look for a brief moment, at the life of Albert Einstein.  Einstein was hitting forty when he published his paper on photon. This same individual spent two years looking for a teaching post before he became famous.  Can you imagine spending two entire years looking for a job?  He was born in 1879 and most of his achievements took place in 1917, 1921, 1905, 1919, 1921 and so you do the math.  

All of this means, life does not always run smooth for successful people.  There will be struggle.  Whether he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics or recognized for his theory of relativity – it all happened at the age of forty and beyond.

LinkedIn’s founder was forty three when he went public with LinkedIn.  Another successful entrepreneur after turning forty is Robin Chase.  Today she is best known for starting the company called Zipcar.  She was a mother, and could have hung to that excuse.  But she chose success instead.  Harlan Sanders was sixty two when he launched Kentucky Fried Chicken.  Pearl Bailey got her degree when she was in her 50’s.  I was there when it happened.  She was the oldest student at sixty seven. 

Today, the shift of entrepreneurial success is changing.  While some folks look at the Facebook founder and the silicon valley notables as young people having all the new ideas, that is not always the case.  A Census report shows the following:

…”the average age of U.S. entrepreneur is actually rising, with the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity shifting to the 55 -64 age group.

Not convinced yet?  Here are some names of entrepreneurs who bloomed after forty.  Ray Kroc, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Ford, Sam Walton, Alfred Hitchcock, Steve Jobs and the list is quite exhaustive.  Some of these people were in their 70’s, others in their 60’s, while still others in their 50’s.  It is not uncommon for innovators to reach their apex at 40. True that Vice presidents don’t like to hire older people.  This is ironic because older people do not let money slip by as young people do.  The reasoning is that young people can be controlled or easily molded.  That is even more reason to start your own company when you have reached the societal plateau.  Being your own boss will enable you to use your divine creativity without being hindered by old societal  norms.
There are many more examples, but I will stop here.  Many people who have succeeded are not famous.  One such is founder of CISCO.  Everyone cannot be famous.  But many old people are successful and not necessarily famous.  Think about these folks as you ponder starting a venture.  And never say I am too old for anything.

The next time you think about giving up, just think of the words to my song; ...It’s never too late, to turn your life around.  Also think about all the people who reached their highest achievement when they were in their 40’s 50’s 60’s and 70’s.  

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