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Saturday, 22 October 2016





                                                                  - Serenity -

Some simple ponderings for today...

The simple things are still often the best...

Everyone is always so busy in this fast paced modern life...

But we still require the same BASIC things that our ancestors did... think about it... ;)

Don't forget to take time to rest and find some peace & serenity in your day... today!

Recharge, refresh and you will have the energy to be more productive and enjoy the process :-)

Have a great day!

cheers
Raylene

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

"Running Back Through the Corridors of Time... Oh the Memories that Capture my mind..."




There is something about run down old farm houses that intrigues me... there used to be quite a few around where I grew up... but not many are left now... they have been condemned and wrecked...


There were so many beautiful old homesteads, on country properties... yet sadly time has taken its toll and hardship taken one too many blows for their occupants... many have walked off the land, some have taken their lives as the extremes of drought and tough times has sent them to the wall in despair - with little to no relief in sight...


Life is fragile, and my mind ponders the lives of those who had once walked within the corridors and rooms of now abandoned homes... what adventures and misfortunes did they embrace? What miseries and blissful moments did they encounter? What accomplishments and setbacks? What tragedy and triumphs did they face? What dreams fulfilled or died? Yet now, only a fragment of those times remain... if at all... as a distant memory or tales and stories told by relatives and friends... should they have been survived by any...




Then I consider my own encounters and what I have achieved amidst my own years of struggle and triumph... for none of us are immune to suffering and we all experience the same emotions of joy or despair... some more than others... it is part of the human condition!


What legacy will I leave? Did I do the best I could with what I have? I know I have always tried to do my best and to do what is right... but that doesn't mean I have always succeeded in the way that I wanted to! By far! I have had many miserable failings, made poor choices and suffered the consequences!



BUT... I've also had times of sweet joyous success after the toil of following my dreams, for surely this is what adventures are made of! What inspires and spurs us on to accomplish something greater than ourselves... to push past the pain for the gain and the glory of leaving a legacy... and so another chapter is written in the story as life continues to unfold...




For me, that pursuit and passion has always been expressed in music... and it is here in my own unique songs that my story unfolds and is told... the good, bad and the ugly... I invite you to walk through the corridors of time with me as you listen to my songs and I sincerely hope you will find encouragement and inspiration as you share these moments with me...


cheers
Raylene

Friday, 11 April 2014

A Letter to a Friend....



I wrote a letter to a friend recently... who I've seen go through many personal struggles... but then I pondered... I have so many friends who I know have or are going through struggles... truth is we all have our personal struggles from time to time... because it's not the "perfect world" that we so often hope for... and unfortunately no one is immune to pain...

So, I decided to share it with many friends... hoping that perhaps it would encourage you also and give you hope in whatever stage you may find yourself at this time... or in the future...


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A Letter To A Friend....


I am writing this to you, as a friend, because I care… even though I know I’m the last person you may want to hear from right now!


I toiled for several hours on what I would say… awaking extremely early and in angst because I see in you so many things I have and am struggling with myself… so I hope I can encourage you in what I wish to share… if you will be patient to hear me out…


But first, I thought it may be helpful for me to paint a picture for you…because a picture paints a thousand words and I hope it can relate to you better than my words alone will… so I share with you a dream that I had some time ago…


In my dream I saw someone, seated and sewing dark colours into a huge piece of fabric… I looked and I was depressed about how dark and dreary it was, bleak and ugly… and somehow I knew this was a representation of my life… the pain; the rejection; disappointment; sorrow; loss; anguish and despair; confusion and hopelessness; all my dark times… and a sense of abandonment in that everything I had worked so hard for was all in vain…



I wanted to run away from it, unable to look any longer - because it was not what I had hoped and tried so hard for… and I failed to make any sense of it – how anything good could come from all this ugliness - or how or why it even came to be there…



But then – suddenly - I was looking from a distance and I now I saw the big picture… I could see the whole piece of fabric… that was intertwined with beautiful colours and textures and an image was beginning to emerge from the woven threads…

What I had seen as ugly and painful and times I wanted to run away from… that formed the dark threads in this tapestry of my life… had now become the depth and the contrast enhancing the colours and the light… and the overall image that was emerging and taking form of what would become the final big picture…

Thursday, 10 April 2014

I'm Back!!! (yay :P)

Hello everyone!

Well here I am again... after a very busy year and finally time to catch my breath!

So, what's been going on since I had temporarily abandoned my blog... ??

Moving house 3 times in the last 12 months and in between that recording my new album "Redemption"... for which the master is finally finished... YAY!!!

I will be uploading soon & making it available for sale through various artist sites and digital stores... now just planning launch date etc...

So after much ado... Redemption draws nigh! YES!!




Sunday, 25 August 2013

mum's the word!

Hello family, friends and fans :)

So, what's happening lately?

Life can get so busy and before you know it the days, weeks and months have snowballed... and it's almost the end of August already!!

These last few months have been rather busy... I have some exciting music offers in the pipeline... and new album "Redemption" almost complete... just got to get the artwork sorted after photo session snaps were all lost! :(

Sigh.... Oh well... back to the drawing board... and some new ideas for an album cover anyhow... :) got to keep pressing forward!!

You may have seen on my website and twitter that I have been fundraising for my mum's operation... well she is booked into have surgery first week of October... and we have almost raised enough for the first operation now... and a big thanks to those who have supported this through purchasing my music :) <3 <3

Other family members have been working very hard to help raise the money also...

If you would like to help, please visit http://www.raylenewaye.com - all purchases going towards mum's operation...
to help save her eyesight!

You can purchase just one song for .99cents or an album download for $9.99... or choose your own price on several of my most popular songs as a donation...

Mum's the word!! :)

keep well and many blessings!
Raylene <3








Saturday, 16 March 2013

FREE album mp3 download - limited time!

Hi friends!

Well, I'm back from a break from blogging... with a fantastic offer for you!

For a LIMITED time...

you can download my entire first album "Mystery" for FREE!

Just head over to my website:

www.raylenewaye.com where you can take advantage of this limited offer!

I have a new album coming soon... but to whet your appetite... I am offering my first album as a FREE mp3 download for the first 100 takers!

While you're visiting, you may also like to head over to my facebook page and "LIKE" :)

You can also find me on Reverbnation... where you can sign up to my fanreach to get the latest news...

www.reverbnation.com/raylenewaye

Both links are on my website also!


thanks!!


Stay awesome!

blessings
Raylene