Joey exemplified a spirit of caring. He was always looking for ways to express a gentle kindness inherent within him. As a humble spirit born as a male child he found very few examples. So he gently sought elsewhere, anywhere for a way to make his world better.
He choose Love❣️As his “God Mother” I had the privilege of being questioned to understand complex human behaviors; petitioned and plagued by the eternal questions of why and how someone would dare to act ungodly when joy and kindness was so much easier and a lot more fun…and enduring. Questions of Harmony and balance. Joey was keenly aware of higher realms of choices.
As he grew I had the privilege of seeing him express higher order abstractions. He began to develop his own style of loving in fine and unique ways. He knew he was different.
While carrying the mantle kindness caused him pain, he fought a brave fight. “ There are some men to gentle to live among wolves.”
Loving has a price! Choosing the path of love is an acquired art. The beginning is always dangerous…for while you’re happy giving it out, you desire to feel it returned. That’s only natural. The trick is we often try to choose where our Love comes from and that never works out well. As was the case for our Joey “Think not that you direct the course of Love, for Love if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” Ghibran
Joey left behind so much Love, in acts of kindness and caring. I am doing this movie to support Joey’s loving reach and just maybe along the way to help bridge the gap for others.
Renée Morgan Brooks, is a Presence that touches the hearts, minds and souls of her audiences. As a Motivational Performer Renée Morgan Brooks stirs consciousness and invites all to experience our connectedness individually and Cosmically..
Whether through empowering spoken word or the rich melodious tones of a tune, being in the presence of Renée Morgan Brooks elicits feelings of nurturing from within ...that you can trust.
Renée says she is “Blessed and Grateful,” to have fallen in Love with music through school theater productions and church choirs. She began her formal vocal training at the University of Alaska. While there Renée found herself a recipient of a grant from the then National Endowment For The Arts. More honors followed through the prestigious University of California, Irvine where Renée received an Undergraduate Fellowship. Destiny and “Faith” landed Renée the coveted position of Archivist, Researcher and Special Assistant to American Dance Innovator Alvin Ailey and to the internationally acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Renée will tell you that “A Divine bait and switch brought her to Las Vegas to be a “do wop” singer but it was in the midst of those bright lights Renée's real passion emerged... a singer of songs that touch the heart and lifts the mind across all lines...and touch hearts she has.
Renée has toured and lived in Israel, singing at the Tel Aviv’ Museum; Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland. She has toured in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, England. Renée has opened for international speakers including Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson and Neale Donald Walsh and Gary Zukov. International Medical Icon Dr. Gladys McGarey has requested our Mz Brooks to set the tone for many of Dr. McGareys conferences and events as well as NAWBO, the Heart Association and other corporate giants and civic organizations.
Renée Morgan Brooks co-created the diversity presentation entitled The Gift” which Chase Bank toured to its training centers nationwide.
As an actor Renée Morgan Brooks graced stages for Arizona Theatre Company, Actors Theater of Phoenix, Phoenix Theater and the Phoenix Symphony. Her voice and presence have been a hallmark in Desert Dance Theater's production of “Sister Moses, the Story of Harriet Tubman” for 27 years. This amazing production featured 40 dancers, a string quartet, a vocal quartet, master percussionist and “our Mz. Brooks” as the Narrator and voice of Harriet. This production taught the resilience of the human spirit to thousands of school children not only was at the Chandler Center for the Arts but traveled through the Southwest and performed with such noted choirs as the Houston-Tillison Choir, in Austin Texas.
Renée, will tell you her motivation for theater is influenced by a higher calling. “If you do 'good theater' it's really 'good church' and if you do 'good church, it's really good theater.” She should know. serving as the Director of Message and Music for Unity of Louisville in Kentucky, featured vocalist for the Franciscan Renewal Center, Paradise Valley for over16 years and warmed the hearts of many other from sacred organizations like the Arizona Interfaith Movement to the Arizona House of Representatives even the Services for the Late Sen. Barry Goldwater, inaugurations for governors, assorted fundraisers, including United Way all political parties and various organizations and causes.
For some time Renée knew there was a “calling” on her life. She answered the call... in 2012, 2013 graduating with her Interfaith Ministerial Degree; Religious Science Practitioner and Religious Science Ministerial Degrees. Rev. Renée Morgan Brooks served as Unity of Chandler's Minister in Residence.
For well over 40 years the name Renée Morgan Brooks has been synonymous with inspiration and enlistment. January 2022 Renée Morgan Brooks honored to be the first of the one hundred twenty-five portrait interviews in Daniel Epstein master work Portraits in Faith. Mr. Epstein, who traveled to over 27 countries to conduct five hundred interviews for his book says this about Renée.
“I love me some Renée Morgan Brooks...I heard her chanting and praying over lit candles at a ceremony commemorating the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. I was taken by her voice and her presence and her gestures as she invoked spirit to heal us and that great atrocity” Daniel Kalman Epstein
“It is my deepest joy to add my voice to the Call of Oneness within us all. Now Is The Time for us to uplift our awareness, find the harmony and balance to hold out our arms, embrace Life’s demand and evolve!é Renée Morgan Brooks
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