I Made a Wish Today: Why Is There Such a Split Between the Haves and Have-Nots
by on April 18, 2015 in Features

Have and Have-Nots

I made a wish today.

A wish to be shown a way to break through this barrier I feel. At first, I thought it was a barrier because of social or economic issues. Because of not having enough education, growing up in a poor country, being female or being part of a “lost generation”. There was always this dichotomy around me. I grew up for a while in elite neighborhood in Athens in an educated family, but even being so fortunate to physically live in “rich” surroundings, we scrambled day to day just to get food on the table. I also lived in poorer places, but felt very “rich” inside, creatively.

The outside problem became more apparent to me when I was in New York. There, no matter how “rich” inside a person was, the outside split between “having” and “not-having” was very wide. You could walk past beautiful restaurants with people dining on $300 dinners while feeling lucky you had a bagel to eat that night.

But recently, this split feels more like a thick palpable wall of energy anywhere I go. So I made a dandelion wish last night while walking home.

When I got back, I randomly picked up a book off the bookshelf and found this passage.

“The way, then, that we are using mind through our thought is the way that we are treating ourselves for prosperity. So simple, and yet we have not understood it! If a man says, “I have not,” he will not receive; if he says, “I have,” he will receive. “To those who have shall be given, and to those who have not shall be taken away even that which they have.” This is a veiled statement of the law of cause and effect.

When you send out into mind the thought that you have not, it accepts the idea and takes away from you even that which you have. Reverse the process and say, “I have,” and it will at once set to work to create for you even more than you now possess. You will readily see then that you are not dealing with two powers but with one, and that it operates through your own thought, doing unto all even as they believe.”
Ernest Holmes – Creative Mind

Have and Have-Nots

Maybe, my wish was answered.

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Olivia Hadjiioannou, Ολίβια Χατζηιωάννου, Oh., Press photos, Official Photos, Music, News, Greece, metal, RockMulti-instrumentalist and director Olivia Hadjiioannou as the artist Oh. has been honored for her ingenuity, innovation and creativity in music and video with multiple international awards. She made her debut as Oh. on the international music scene with the award-winning music video, "Trials" in 2013 – cited as one of the 50 top events to mark Greece during the economic crisis. With the advances of immersive video, she released her single "Love of Avalanches", mentioned in Huffington Post as one of first 360-degree immersive VR videos released by a Greek artist on YouTube in 2016.

The music video "Red Lion" is presently a winner and official selection in 12 film festivals worldwide. Winner of Best Music Video award in the inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) in Cannes, France. Winner Best Music Video at the Cosmocinema Film Festival in London. Winner of the Best Music Video Short in The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival that took place on May 25, 2019 at The Producer’s Club in New York City. Winner Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in Southwestern Crete in Greece. Read more in her Bio and EPK

The EP “Metallia” has received over 32 reviews from 13 countries worldwide, is in top 10 progressive rock and metal charts and listed as one of the best albums of the year for 2018 on Metal Nation Radio.

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“Metallia” by Oh. is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums.

This instrumental progressive metal album will reveal its intricacies and hidden depths over time. It will extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.

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