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God Saw a Butterfly A divinely inspired transformational parable
A review by Cate Cavanagh
This afternoon was cleverly planned. It required making an appointment with myself and rescheduling all others. I scan the bedroom. The pillows are cautiously situated to sit up straight for the best comfort or reading. I carefully place my tea and biscuits on the night table and my pooch, Marilyn, waits for me so she can stretch along my side. I silence the phone and reach for my afternoon treasure to unfold. I clutch the book greedily for you see in this age of technology it is so very hard to touch and smell a real book
This afternoon is different. I will read a new book written by one of my favorite authors, Theresa Chaze. Follow me as I unfold fold one of those little miracles-Theresa Chaze.
God Saw a Butterfly is a true parable for this world in which so many seek their truth.
Throughout we are drawn into a work that is a metaphor….or is it?  We become aware that life is often just a playful sound track upon which all is merely a dance of questions. But what are the answers? Answers, comfortable or not, glide amidst colorful enchantments of shimmer and love and fear. It is only through the maze of emotions can we begin to see that growth is being aware that all things are integrated, codependent and never apart from the whole of existence…and somewhere along our travels the importance of the “now” must never escape us.
As we seek to grow we must be wary of our fear factor that would alienate us from a glorious universal unity much as the second son caused his own isolation. But that side and his would lead us to deception rather than the truth and faith that is our heritage. As does Shylon we look for home yet we flit from one floor to another with home seeming to stretch beyond our grasp. Yet we must accept that constant growth will guide us through reality after reality hence comprising what is to be our lives. Shylon learns how easily we lose trust in not just ourselves, seeking for “now”, but the collection of wisdom that is our right to achieve if we only let it.
Throughout Shylon’s journey she mirrors our own search for truth but will we, like Shylon, reach a point of abandoning oneself for the illusion of truth? Hopefully our stubborn natures will not disrupt the fine threads that connect the “hither” and “yonder” or from facing the doubt that encourages failure to accept responsibility for our own errors. As Shylon presents a snapshot of her evolution so might we take to opportunity to pause to do the same.
And so the parable begins our own journey of accepting that awareness yields honor and compassion and caring for all levels of life. Herein lies the parable for our birth, life and purpose.
 
 

By Roy Sexton on September 28, 2016

Such a thoughtful and inspirational allegory. Essential reading in these fractious times. Chaze explores a sense of divine wonder, helping us see a universe of microcosms, placing the proper perspective on our petty day-to-day. Highly recommend

By PJB on September 28, 2016

What a magical and poetic read! I found this authors gentle but deeply insightful writing very moving and I feel certain that others too will enjoy this short unusual piece of enchantment!
I loved it! God saw a Butterfly was a magical and entertaining short read, that took me on a journey back to my days of childhood wonder. A charming and endearing tale.
 
 
 
God Saw a Butterfly is a transformational parable, which was very loosely inspired by the saying, where a caterpillar sees death, God sees a butterfly.

The proceeds from God Saw a Butterfly will be used to produce the TV series, Horses and Heroes. Combining Peer Support with Equine Therapy, Horses and Heroes will empower veterans to heal and reclaim their lives.

 
 
 
God saw a Butterfly is available as an Amazon Kindle and by going to the website by clicking here.
 
 
 
 

 
 

Horses and Heroes is aReality TV series, which combines the highly effective Peer Support Therapy with Equine Therapy. Unlike most in the genre, it will focus on healing and positive growth rather than endorsing bad behavior. Each season will bring together the veterans from WWII to the current conflicts. They will be sharing their challenges and supporting each other as they find new solutions. They know the talk, because they have walked the walk. They see the dodges and will be able to call each other on them. Sparks may fly. Tempers may flare, especially when they force each other to face the ghosts. But will also be laughter and fun as they rebuild the comradery. The snarkiness and practical jokes between the branches don’t simply end. There is always room for just one more. When it airs, it will reach into the homes of the veterans, who need to hear that they are not alone and give them the information as well as the permission to also heal. They will help each other find their way back to the world. Veterans can’t go back and make a brand new start; but they can start from now and make a brand new end.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150133996″>Horses and Heroes: Changing Reality TV</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 
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A positive brand reputation is as important to a corporation’s success as are the tools and venues it uses to create the brand. Animal assisted therapy helps heal the mind, body and soul of those who have been challenged through illness, accidents, or life experiences. Dogs, and horses closely followed by cats are the most common therapy animals: however, horses have the unique ability to reflect back the individual’s emotions, thereby helping them to understand and control their triggers.

Raising the awareness of the benefits of animal therapy will lead to many more animals finding good homes, but it will also empower veterans and others to reclaim their lives.

 

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150133996″>Horses and Heroes: Changing Reality TV</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

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They raised their hand and swore an oath to defend the country against all enemies both domestic and abroad.  They did their duty.  They stood the line.  They risked their lives. They took other lives in defense of the nation.  They protected each other.  They fulfilled their commitment.  They received their honors as they took off their uniform and rejoined civilian life only to find that comradery that helped them through the challenges and stress of military service was also boxed away.

While in service no brother or sister in arms was left behind. However, many found themselves without a support system to help them through the transition from military personnel to veteran.   It takes more than three hots and cot to move past the experiences that permanent altered lives from the inside out.  The person, who raised their hand and took the oath, no longer exists.  Whether combat or non-com, peace time or conflict, putting on the uniform meant setting aside their individuality for the good of the whole.   Basic did more than train them for battle; it broke down the barriers between them and rebuilt them as a unit, which is was capable of working as single entity.  Egos were set aside.  Their competition in training strengthened and enhanced the whole.  Their lives depended on their ability to trust and rely on each other.

Civilians can’t or won’t understand.  Serving is more than a job, it is who they became as a person.  They no longer saw themselves as “I” or “me”, but as “us” and “we”.    While civilians compete for themselves, military personnel fight for the group.     That mindset doesn’t just end by taking off the uniform.

Horses and Heroes is a Reality TV series, which combines the highly effective Peer Support Therapy with Equine Therapy. Unlike most in the genre, it will focus on healing and positive growth rather than endorsing bad behavior.  Each season will bring together the veterans from WWII to the current conflicts. They will be sharing their challenges and supporting each other as they find new solutions.   They know the talk, because they have walked the walk.  They see the dodges and will be able to call each other on them.  Sparks may fly. Tempers may flare, especially when they force each other to face the ghosts.  When it airs, it will reach into the homes of the veterans, who need to hear that they are not alone and give them the information as well as the permission they need to also heal.  They will help each other find their way back to the world.  Veterans can’t go back and make a brand new start; but they can start from now and make a brand new end.

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<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/139865241″>All veterans' lives matter</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150133996″>Horses and Heroes: Changing Reality TV</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150360015″>Horses and Heroes: The Value of Peer Support</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Horses and Heroes is a Realty TV series that focuses on healing rather than glorifying bad behavior. Working with the horses helps veterans find new ways to cope with their physical and emotional challenges. Peer Support Therapy will give them the safe, supportive environment to face their ghosts head on. Horses and Heroes can’t get them back what they lost. War took that person. Yet it doesn’t have to be the end of their story. They can’t go back and make a brand new start, but they can start from now and make a brand new end. Horses and Heroes will help veterans find the strength and courage within themselves to rebuild their lives and create that brand new end.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150133996″>Horses and Heroes: Changing Reality TV</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


Advertising is a necessary part of every successful business venture. It not only makes the customers aware of the products availability, but it also gives brand recognition. Cross-branding with Horses and Heroes will create positive PR in a cost effective manner, while setting an industry standard for social responsibility. We are combining the old school sponsorship of early television with today’s promotional techniques to create a whole new marketing tool.

We are offering a cross-branding opportunity that will give a corporation access to military personnel and veterans, especially those in the 18-35 age group.

To learn more please visit our website by clicking here.

 

The ghost of a murdered child bring his parents back together after they have reincarnated. He needs them to remember their lives together and forgive. If he succeeds, they will all heal and he will be freed to also reincarnate. If he fails, their need for revenge will damn them all

Elizabeth was asked by her mentor to teach a writing course at a small college. Since she never forgets a kindness, she reluctantly agrees. Arriving in town, she instantly regrets her decision. She wants to run, but she is honor bound to stay. Even as the ghost of a small child begs her to forgive, the memories of another time arouse feelings of hatred that she doesn’t understand and cannot control. When she meets Shane, all of their lives are thrown onto a dangerous collision course from which they can neither run, nor can they hide. The question is, “Can they overcome their tragic past or will they be doomed to repeat it.

 

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Horses and Heroes is a Reality TV series, which combines the highly effective peer support with Equine Therapy.  Each season will bring together eight veterans that will come from the broad veteran demographic. They will be sharing their challenges and supporting each other as they find new solutions.    When it airs, it will reach into the homes of the veterans, who need to hear that they are not alone, and give them the information they need to also heal.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150133996″>Horses and Heroes: Changing Reality TV</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

These days, the emphasis has been on the veterans from the current conflicts; however, many of those from previous wars never had a chance to work through that they experienced.  They pigeonholed their lives and tried to leave their pain behind.  But now that they are reaching an age when they are starting to review their lives, that is no longer so easy to do.  For this reason, Horses and Heroes will not only attract the prized 18-35-year-old demographic, but also those who served in the Vietnam, Korean, and WWII.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/139865241″>All veterans' lives matter</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

While in service no brother or sister in arms behind.   Although most of the attention and support has been focused on the veterans from the current conflicts, many from the previous conflicts never receive the help and support they needed to heal through their physical and emotional pain.  Horses and Heroes will be bringing veterans of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and both genders together.  It’s never too late to heal and come back to the world.  Transportation, housing, food, and therapy as well as a small stipend for the eight veterans in the program will cost $3,500.00 for each.  We are asking for the support of individuals and organizations to help us with these costs.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/150360015″>Horses and Heroes: The Value of Peer Support</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user2064974″>Theresa Chaze</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Advertising is a necessary part of every successful business venture.  It not only makes the customers aware of the products available, but it also gives brand recognition. We are looking for corporate sponsorship to cross brand with Horses and Heroes.   Sponsoring Horses and Heroes through cross-branding will create positive PR in a cost effective manner, while setting an industry standard for social responsibility.  We are offering an updated version of cross-branding Mutual of Omaha did with its sponsorship of The Wild Kingdom.  In doing so, we will be combining old school with today’s promotional techniques to create a whole new marketing tool.

Supporting Horses and Heroes helps to make sure no veteran no veteran is left behind.  Please join our team by sponsoring a veteran or by cross branding with Horses and Heroes.  There are also investment opportunities still available.

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You have heard of the ice bucket challenge to help fund research into a cure for ALS. Will you do as much for the veterans? You don’t have to dump a bucket of water on yourself. But instead of buying the latte or after work drink donate the cost of it to support our Reality series, Horses and Heroes and then challenge three others to do the same. Are you up to the challenge?

All veterans’ lives matter from Theresa Chaze on Vimeo. Continue reading

Although veterans can’t go back and make a brand new start, they can start from now and make a brand new end. Horses and Heroes is a Realty TV series that will help veterans learn new coping skills, which will give them the brand new end.

Reality TV series continue to be a dominate genre in television programming. However, while most current shows promote bad behavior, establish or revive a career, and focus on selling a brand, Horses and Heroes will take the genre into a positive direction by promoting healing and empowering veterans to reclaim their lives. By combining the spontaneity of a Reality show and the informational sharing of a documentary with the in-depth personal sharing that happens during a talk show, Horses and Heroes blazes a new genre trail.

Our target audience will also include veterans and their families from the past conflicts. The veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the first Gulf War fought different kinds of wars, yet they have much in common The comradery of service is what kept many alive during their time of service In foxholes, strangers became brothers. They watched each others’ six both in and out of battle zones. But it is also what has been lacking in many of their lives As the eight veterans help each other work through their individual challenges, they will rebuild that same kind of friendship and support system not only among themselves, but they will also awaken that spirit in the veterans in the audience. By sharing their challenges and their healing process, they will prove that no matter old the wounds it is never too late to heal them.. Although Equine Therapy will be the stage, the primary focus will be on the eight veterans as they sharing what they experienced while they served our country and how those events had a lasting effect on their lives as well as on those who love them.

 
Join our team and help our veterans rebuild their lives.
 
 
 
To learn how to get involved please visit our website.
 

horses-and-heroes-logo     We are looking for corporations, who would like to cross brand with Horses and Heroes. One sponsor would receive more promotion, but we could give each of the 12 episodes has an individual sponsor. I have formatted the show so that each episode has two 10 second billboards and one 30 second bumper at the bottom of the hour that will be dedicated the sponsor. However, instead of just playing one of their ads, we would like to make target specific by showing how the sponsor helps veterans, military personnel, and their families. Horses and Heroes will attract the 18-35 year old demographic. However, since we will be sponsoring veterans from all conflicts not just the current, the demographic will be expanded to include those over 35. If you or if you know someone, who has the means and the will to do more than give lip service to supporting our veterans, please share our information with her, him or them. Let this Memorial Day be one where you make a difference for those who risked the most.

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horses-and-heroes-logoPeople have asked me what we need for Horses and Heroes. What they are really asking is how would helping us benefit them. The answer is very simple. We are offering excellent opportunities to embed products/services in a family friendly documentary that will appeal to a very diverse audience, especially those who are in the military and their families. The paperwork was completed to grandfather H & H into Section 181 of the Jobs Act, which gives investors a K-1 tax deduction equal to what they invest. Our connection with the cable channels make potentially very profitable.

Horses and Heroes is a documentary, which will help military personnel and veterans find a new way to cope with the physical and emotional challenges brought into their lives by war. Equine Therapy doesn’t not involve drugs nor lying on a couch and spilling their guts. What it does do is help them find new ways to see and react to their emotional triggers. It helps their bodies remember how it used to work. It can’t replace what was lost, but it can give them the confidence to see that they are more than the sum of their body parts.

Although any company who has a family friendly product would make an excellent sponsor, we are offering companies like USAA and New Day USA their specific target audience. Anheuser Busch, Verizon, ManTech, CSX, and Union Pacific would also greatly benefit from supporting Horses and Heroes. But we are very innovative with our placement and will be able to find ways to promote any family friendly product.

We are offering ten second acknowledging billboards at the open and close of the show as well as three thirty second show bumpers at the half hour marks. Additionally, sponsors logos in the form of banners will appear in the background, much like at sporting events. If the sponsor has promotional material, such as jackets, hats, mugs, etc, we can arrange for them to receive positive placement within the documentary. We will also be thanking the sponsor in the credits and have an active link on our website to their site.

Horses and Heroes will be formatted for cable networks, such as the Military Channel, other Discovery networks, History Channel, AMC, and A & E. We also have a foreign television distributor interested in presenting Horses and Heroes to their European networks. Our director, Larry Wilcox, has a strong connection to a distributor, who has connections with universities, colleges, and medical facilities. However, we will also be sponsoring a very limited theatrical release, which will act as fundraisers for veterans’ organizations such as Wounded Warrior Project, Military Warriors Support Foundation, Coming Home Project, and Operation Second Chance etc. Documentaries and films, which are shown in theatres and in film festivals, receive better network leasing contracts as well as greater DVD/download sales. In addition, the expenses connected to fund raising events would be considered a donation to the non-profit group and thereby they will be tax deductible.

The package would cost approximately the same as one national ad. However, we have broken the time into five segments the three 30 second bumpers and the two the 10 second billboards to make it affordable to smaller companies.

To watch our pitch video and learn more about our team, please go to our website at http://cproduction5.wix.com/cosmos-productions-#!page3/cee5. If you would like to know more what we are offering sponsors and investors please contact Theresa Chaze at 231-943-3298.

Governor Snyder’s and the other politicians attack on the Michigan’s Film Incentive Program has already cost the state millions of dollars and uncountable number of jobs.
They claim the incentive program drains money from the state, while giving very little back. Not only do the independent studies prove this wrong, but so does common sense.

The Incentive Program returns 36-42% of what the Production Company spends within Michigan. . Independent accounting firms proved that the film industry spent over 600 million dollars of new money in the state of Michigan. The incentive program for the same period of time paid out a 100 million. However, the key phase is “new money.” Money that would have been spent in another state came to Michigan. Taxes that would have been paid to another state were paid to Michigan. The same could be said for jobs, fees, and positive promotions, which gave the state international exposure not only to film fans, but also to foreign investors who were looking for a new market.

The film and television industry is very fluid. Unlike manufacturing, retail, or most businesses, it doesn’t need to build a large infrastructure to in order to do business. It is capable of using existing structures as locations by temporary modifying them to meet their needs or by using larger spaces to create short-term sets. In doing so it pays location fees to cities, businesses, and individuals. It hires locally for services and products. In addition, to the union staff, it hires local people to play extras and to work non-union positions, thereby opening the door to new careers both in front of and behind the cameras.

If however, a production company decides to set down roots by establishing a studio, they bring with them not only the gypsy jobs of cast and crew, but also hundreds of support jobs. Whether it be in the office, transportation, promotions, catering, maintenance, or security, nearly every studio hires its support staff locally.

Studios not only bring in film work, but it opens the door for other projects such as commercials, music videos, video games, and television series. All of which increases the demand for local services and staff, while increasing the individual and business tax base. Whether the income is local, national, or international, studios also pays taxes on their profits to their home state.

When people have good paying jobs the demand on pubic social service lessons. Instead of being a drain on the state, they not only pay taxes, but they also have the money to pay for goods and services, which in turn creates new jobs and tax revenue. This positive financial cycle financially benefits the state.

With this win-win financial scenario why would Snyder and other politicians attack a program that is bringing new money and jobs into the state. It is very simple. New money and good jobs challenges the status quo. Established businesses do not want to compete for good employees by having to pay a living wage and benefits. In addition, Snyder and his old boys club are out to break the back of the unions. Unions fight for workers to have safe working conditions, a living wage and benefits. They take away greedy CEO’s power to use, abuse and lose employees at will. Collective bargaining strengthens the work force, which in turn strengthens the state’s economy.

If Snyder’s changes to the Film Incentive program are allowed to stand, not only will it cost Michigan hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs, but its reputation as well. The industry was given five years to become self sustaining and profitable. Snyder is trying to change the terms after two. The bait and switch has not gone unnoticed by the rest of the country and the world. No Corporation or individual will invest long term in a state, which is not as good as its word.

It is time to tell Governor Snyder and those who stand with him keep their hands off the Film Incentive Program. In order for Michigan to regain prosperity, it needs new jobs that come from new money. It also needs to reestablish its reputation as a state, which stands behind its word. As citizens, it is time to remind the elected politicians that they work for us, not the Corporate CEOs by calling and demanding that the film incentives be preserved.