Garden-to-table simple organic recipes: 33rd NE Community Farm 

I’ve been obsessed with organic foods since high school finding my way through local Georgetown (DC) grocery stores tasting tofu and raw veggies! Not much has changed accept my longing to find the most fresh, organic natural forms of fruits and veggies, the answer — farm to table or rather garden to table foods.

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The home of Oregon Food Bank is also residence to both the NE 33rd Community Farm (learning garden) and MudBone Grown LLC, a local African American managed teaching farm.  I was so impressed by the story of MudBone Grown’s owners seeking land, pursuing farming certification, and chasing their dreams in a city that has a historical past of resisting African American expansion.  Although many of their learning programs were closed due to earlier deadlines prior to my arrival to the area, I was able to volunteer on site with local OSU Master Gardeners and volunteer gardeners.

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Last week, we planted seedlings and harvested winter crops. A Washington High School visited the site to also partake in the early gardening activities under the overcast of Spring showers. It was a delight to meet everyone, get in the green house, and harvest some kale, collards, and chard.

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When I got back home, I cleaned the greens and prepared a few dishes to compliment the veggies. It had been sometime since I made old fashioned collard greens and eventually made a huge pot of collards that lasted a few days. This was especially a treat that I savored with great southern or rather southeast coastal comfort.  But my first meal was purely vegan and mostly raw consisting of all organic ingredients; Ethiopian bulgar tabouli, collard wraps, raw organic cucumber tomato salad, avocado and blood orange fruit salad, and cumin hummus.

 

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Will post recipes when I get back from the garden 😉

Until then, Peace Love and Empowerment Family!

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Ria

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a few weeks in portland…

It’s monday night, I’m in a dark room lit by a candle re-reading Credo Mutwa and feeling as though I’ve surfed a wave of emotions at long last needing release. A “night mix” playlist is echoing, “33 bowls of rain” that’s crystal bowls along with the classic “jala, yoga flow mix” and “dolphin and whale sounds.”  I’m feeling the after effects of this last quarter scorpio moon entering sagittarius.

Only a few days ago, I was speaking to a new yogi about Yogananda (Autobiography of a Yogi), kundalini, tantra philosophy, jesus christ and christ consciousness only to hear some of the same words in a YouTube video with the late Sunyata Saraswati. I was amazed and astonished at this Ancestor’s life story. Powerful to say the least, this day has been fruitful with abundance; a shaman class, a woman’s permaculture class, a class i thought was about botany or gardening that turned out to be about facilitating the healing or support of children with trauma (thank you, oregon state university)!

i sent this yogi a few must reads:

  • autobiography of a yogi,
  • sri ramakrishna,
  • the science of breathe,
  • the mahabarata
  • and oops forgot — siddharta — another classic!

I knew I came to this region for healing I just didn’t imagine it would be this powerful. Even the beads on my wrists smell like ethiopian frankincense and myrrh! Maybe it’s the sacredness of the mountains or the proximity to the ocean or simple ‘timing’ thrusting me into the darkness of myself. or the lessons of witnessing the harvest and rebirth of seeds make their full bloom as I learn to grow microgreens. the way the darkness of soil like the mothers womb brings forth new life. their is something deeply sacred about the land, the mysteries of nature, and our kinnectedness to spirituality that is profound. i am a student. observing while acting in this sacred dance remaining in awe and deep appreciation.

in this way the days go by. i am re-learning to breathe.

“why do you move so fast?” was one reminder that i had to rid myself of my high-strung “survival mode” southeast lifestyle. that my shift in consciousness is more about fully embracing my authentic self. even my tiny locs seem to grow as to kiss the sun and spiral to the stars like shoots from mother earth herself. they are my teachers. i look at my kinks sticking straight up in wonder at the simplicity and complexity of my indigenous alchemy and this conductive fire that largely remain a hidden metaphysical quantum science. and i re-teach myself to accept this sacred way of growth i witness from my person. a reminder teaching me to resist any form of negative self talk. to promote a crystaline self-acceptance through re-opening the heart space.

i am adjusting my sight. re-membering to see the all in everyone and myself. the love in all things.

everything feels like radical growth that i want to keep private and sacred. much i’d like to share and still so much more i am silent to. and i’m greatful to be here at this time unraveling and rooting in this sacred frequency…

inLove,

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Ria

 

Visiting the West Coast!

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Rosemary Bush (Rosemarinus)  – (the largest I’ve seen ever in Oregon). Rosemary bushes are on so many lawns and parks! There are at least close to a dozen species in Portland.)

The last time I was on the West Coast was during Katrina in August of 2005. I visited Arizona on a few dreams I had following a young Native girl and my Aunt Tiye who would climb Red Earth mesas and fly to the next while I would climb in arms reach before their next leap. At that time, I was discovering the Sun and her children, the tribes of the Sun scattered from the Yucatan into old Mexican Arizona. At that time I had no idea the inclusive history of indigenous and native peoples on this planet.

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Frontier Airlines, Winter 2019, East Coast (Ronald Reagan National Airport) to Denver Airport

I was also heavily writing, dancing, performing spoken word and dabbling in teaching to elementary children about indigenous culture and our environment. Still a practicing vegetarian, I was getting extreme downloads from the Earth (cosmos) from the Divine Feminine realm. In fact, I had journals filled with messages from The Goddess and as I sat in the lotus position or in pigeon pose I began to see the beauty of Tantra everywhere and in everything. This was the East coast, the hemisphere of my birthplace on this planet and yet I still had this weird connection to the West coast! At least in Arizona where I felt more at home than almost anywhere I’d been (apart from Guadeloupe).

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Between flights (starving). Airport breather: food (Asian salmon salad), beer, a little writing 😉

 

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Mount Hood at Rocky Butte Natural Park at the top of Joseph Wood Hill Park where you can see Cascade Mountain Range, Mount Hood (pictured above), Mt. Helen’s, and the Columbia River gorge and Washington State’s Vancouver

 

 

But here I am on the West Coast, discovering none other than Oregon. Back home on the East coast the words “Portland” and “Oregon” made my black coworkers pause with side-eyed glares and ask almost offensively, “Why Portland?” As if my black card would be revoked by our imaginary world-wide black card institute.

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Their conjectures almost had me convinced until walking through the neighborhood and seeing others with my skin tone assuring me “there’s ‘naga’s’  here!” with a sigh of relief. Still I get the unusual looks or loud “Hi, how you doing?” It’s definitely a mixed bag. But beyond the looks — and maybe its my wild unruly “braid locs,” turquoise, and shoulder length feathers in my ears, I know there’s something super “magical” about this region I am only beginning to discover.

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Clary Sage Herbarium: organic dried herbs, teas, herbal extracts, therapeutic organic & food grade essential oils, flower essences, magical intention candles, smudging herbs and woods, cleansing sprays, crystals, natural incense, artisanal natural soaps & body care and more.

The trees alone have much to tell – and I’ve never been anywhere where trees and shrubs are as diverse as they are here in Portland. Gigantic mature Rosemary bushes are aligned with rose bushes, sage, and pine yards away from bamboo, ferns, and pacific mandrones (one of the prettiest unusual trees I’ve seen). There are palm varieties with algae, lichen and moss grown on the trunks and trees of pine and oak (noted to have over 700 varieties of moss in Portland!) I’ve even seen cacti and succulents! Why? Portland is a rain forest! The only American rain forest in the North America and Oregon is one of the states (including California, and Washington State) of the Pacific Northwest to house its unique temperate climate and home to the colossal red woods which are still part of ancient Mayan lore to date. But these tree varieties sometimes leave me feeling as if Ive walked into some far away faerie gnome village with the later I’m still trying to figure out and define. Still, I admit Portland is by far a very mystical forest region Ive only begun to discover! 🙂

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Many people in Portland look as if they are ready to climb mountains, win the iron man (or gender-neutral equivalent), homestead (Macgyver style), and Natarajasana  (yoga cosmic dancer pose) without missing a heart beat. There is a true love for nature in these parts! So much so that my first trip to the local grocery store, the cashier hesitated packing my items thinking i’d walk out in hand or had a personal recycled (preferably hemp) bag in my pocket! He gave me a side-eyed stare when i insisted on a paper bag and my paper receipt which is probably recycled on the spot. The truth is the ONLY plastic bag I gathered in my few weeks here was the one I brought with me from Virginia!!! Recycling here is not some feel good chat, it’s a religion and way of life that shocked even myself.

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The grocery stores have some amazing local markets fresh produce that I was equally amazed to see and taste! The Alberta Coop was one of the first stores I walked in and was happy to see such gorgeous veggies, mushroom, fruits, roots, and greens! Plus the cashier informed me I could ‘purchase’ or own part of the coop which really got my attention, but more on that in the Spring! For now, I will say there is a huge vegetarian and vegan health conscious population residing here.  And i cant wait to explore the food agriculture here both personally and academically.

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For now I will end with thankfulness and anticipation of new journeys, awakenings, and empowerment of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding!

 

Always Love!

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Ria


Resources: 

https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Documents/AboutODF/NativeTreesPlants.pdf

majestic place of mountains (poem)

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It’s so peaceful right now out here!! I’m loving it … ♥️

this majestic place of mountains

(Sage and Nag Champa burning 💨)

to Native flutes and Nature Forest sounds…

 

i am adorned in feathers and crystal blue liner

lapis lazuli dipped around my neck  and brassy copper at my wrists

It’s a semi slow and soft rainy day over 45 degrees …warm.

i walk in an ocean navy rain jacket stopping to peer in tiny cafe windows

a red beard with hands in dough peering back at me

a cat like grin from the customer behind me

while a total of $7.11 is exchanged for

organic goodies i anticipate with my senses

i like this place where everyone meets at its corners

lawns draped with signs of make america peace again and black lives matter

while the new moons darkness feel embedded in my dark obsidian nails

and a skrying silver ring he called magick ….it feels like this place of mountains

brings a bird of majesty… sacred Tz’ikin

i climb and perch before flying asking you for favor

and embody your most giving spirit…

Mountains, natural hair and peace

on the Pacific Coast ♥️♥️♥️

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13:28 Frequency, Planetary Alignments, and Then & Now Challenge

Peace Family!

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2012 (Then) 2019 (Now)

 

Astrological Alignments and Observing the 13:28 Time Frequency

So it’s a special astronomical celestial occurence that has all the planets in alignment and its my baby girls birthday on Red Resonant Serpent (Galactic Activation Portal) day in the Dreamspell Mayan time 13:28 frequency! Don’t forget to plug into your inner self and meet the cosmos therein. It’s a powerful time to quiet, intend, soul search, get out or create your vision dream board ( i did mine the last new moon) and really get centered on your goals and desires.  Make this time your best time!

Shout out and special soft wishes to my baby girl Nefertari who’s birthday falls on this very special Resonant Serpent GAP Moon Friday!

Happy Birthday to my Baby Girl Nefertari


More about the 13:20 (13:28) Time Frequency

The 13:20 time frequency is an alternative to the 12:60 time frequency which dictates time is money over time is art. 13:20 observes synchronicity, spirituality and dreams as powerful information and communication with the higher self, god, the elements, and source. 13:20 provides natural time with earth and the cosmos whereas 12:60 time frequency is manmade and imposed (by the Vatican at the start of modern slavery in 1583 with the imposition of the Gregorian calendar) which is unnatural. 13:20 provides a more natural flow and observance of the moon, divine feminine energy. It is in line with the more ancient calendar systems of the Middle East (Egypt and India)  and the Mayan. Coincidently, I started my studies and practices into the Natural Time or the Law of Time back in 2009! The 13:20 time frequency acts as a bridge between the earth and the cosmos in our observation of creating a life that is sacred and in tune with nature and all there is. There are 13 moons, and a 28 day – or moon cycle or 28 day lunar cycle. “A perfect orbital measure of 13 moons of 28 days, totaling 364 days, or 52 perfect weeks of 7 days each. Because the 365th day is no day of the moon or week at all, it is known as the day out of time” – a day to celebrate peace through culture and time is art !” (Law of Time, 2017).


Back in School & 10 Year Facebook Challenge

I just started this new semester with a new anthropology course and got my first few A’s this week (yeah!). My professor actually lives in the state I am moving to and I cant wait to chat or meet up with him to investigate the Anthropology and Environmental scene!  So much is happening in our world and in my personal life I cant begin to tell all. So many people (friends) on Facebook are doing the 10 Year Challenge that I thought I’d add a few of my pics from 2008 to date (2018/19)!

I have so many more pics to add but I just got a call that my car part came in and I’m off before work! More kisses, xo and hugs and always empowerment!

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~ Ria (Daria) 

 


Now

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2019 Gym Pics

 

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October 2018 Gym Pics

 

Then

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Augusta, GA 2013

 

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Oak Canyon, VA 2011

 

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2008 Virginia

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Virginia 2009 Meditation

Rosemary – Healing & Magical Gifts

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Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, beautiful bluish purple flowers and piney aromatic leaves

Rosemary Oil in latin is called the “Dew of the Sea” also called “Rose of Mary”and associated with the Goddesses Isis (Hathor/Het Heru) and Aphrodite. It’s affiliation is so powerfully linked to ancient goddesses of the Mediterranean such as the indigenous roman goddess of the Etruscan era called Menrva equivalent to Athena (Greece) meminisse, meaning “to remember.”

Goddess Folklore

Its folklore is linked to Mary, Mnemosyne (memory) mother of the 9 muses (literature, science, and arts),  and other goddess archetypes of love, remembrance, memory, mother goddess, divinity, sacred feminine, fertility, protectress, scholarship, wisdom, and royalty. It’s used magically to repel negativity, bad omens and bad dreams, hair loss, worry, anxiety, increasing love, centeredness, music, the muses, the arts, motivation, increased intention, healing, medicine, warrioress, commerce, embodiment of the divine trinity, the mysteries of water and prescience, weddings, attraction of faeries, source of knowledge, poetry, myth, song,  and visions.

 

Menrva (also spelled Menerva) was an Etruscan goddess of war, art, wisdom

Menrva (also spelled Menerva) was an Etruscan goddess Goddess of war, art, strategy, wisdom, and health Associations: Athena (Greece) Mnemosyne (Greece) goddess of memory, remembrance Meneswā ( Etruscans) “She who measures” Menerwā (derived from Meneswa) to Menrva Name variations: (above), includes Minerva

Its pine-shaped, silvery leaves are full of the sun’s light energy.   Rosmarinus officinalis is one of my favorite oils that “feels” more eclectic and ancient than a popular choice in modern times. It’s omnipotent scent is a boost of strong woodsy pine aroma with hints of astringent-camphor that awaken the senses. Although many find this too strong to wear, I adorn my bath and body with this goddess-gifted essential oil. It’s as if my body, cells, organs, and auric field know just how invaluable this oil is to the body, mind and spirit!

rosemary_healing_NSG.pngRosemary is powerful stimulator inciting circulation. It’s also a cleanser detoxing the mind, awakening the heart and calming the liver as an all around well-being oil. It acts as an astringent, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, energy booster. It aids immunity function, relieves headaches, muscle pain and joint soreness, congestion and coughs, anxiety and depression. Rosemary stimulates hair growth and beauty, provides gum and teeth health, and improves digestion.

Coming from a Creole background, rosemary is one of my staple herbes-de-provence along with organic thyme and sage, I add to my culinary healing cabinet and a staple I can’t live without!  This sun-loving, perennial shrub is native to the Mediterranean, and sacred to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Mexico used in funerary embalming, memory, and spiritual purification rites.

 

Magical Rites and Properties

  • Protection, purification, and passion
  • Rosemary tied with orange, cloves, holly and mistletoe for New Years offering
  • Rosemary burnt with juniper to purify air
  • Women rule where Rosemary dwells!
  • Male energy of Leo (the Sun/Sol) – Fire element
  • Feminine energy of the Moon (Lunar) – use to increase dreams and memory of dreams
  • Psychic development, psychic protection
  • Increases wisdom and sacred memory
  • Attracts friendships and love
  • Repels negativity, psychic attack, chaos, confusion
  • Repels witches and lower level entities
  • Scholars and students to increase memory, academic excellence
  • Offering to the dead, ancestors, ancient embalming rites
  • Increases meditation and higher vibrations
  • Attracts high frequency beings like faeries, elfs, air elementals
  • Correspondences:
    Chakra: Solar Plexus, “I Do” mantra, characteristics: emotions, memory, discernment, clarity, strength, purpose, will, vitality, right to act, self-control. Tone: E, Planets: Mars, Venus, Mercury, Sense: Sight
  • Floor wash: add rosemary oil, lavender, or rosemary and frankincense oil
  • Burn: sage and rosemary,  juniper to raise spiritual energy vibration
  • Twigs: Carry in pocket for success, attract good luck, opportunity, commerce
  • Bathe: cleansing negative energy, blessings, & purification

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Health Benefits

  • anti cancer, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal
  • improved digestive system
  • circulatory system – hair growth, varicose veins,  and skin ailments
  • aids respiratory systems coughs, asthma, congestion
  • reduces pain, inflammation, muscle soreness
  • adaptogen (adrenal gland function)  – spray as immunity booster and preventative measures for colds
  • detoxes, purifies, and cleans air as air freshener
  • reduces stress lowering cortisol hormones
  • brings calm, stabilizing emotions and fights depression

 

 


 

Community Gardens Series: Cottage City Garden

organic-logoIt’s important to know the community gardens, natural farmers, organic markets in your area! I feel as though I’ve lost touch with stores like Wegmans, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and others within a short drive away. Yet local farmers and local gardens are a vital part of community and should be on your phone list and knowledge base. So here I start, the search for local farmers, community gardeners, and markets run by us for us – of the organic, natural lifestyle persuasion.  Organic sauce 😉 + Love ❤


The Cottage City Community Garden – Maryland

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The Cottage City Community Garden was the first community garden to be established in the Port Towns  area. Since 2010, the Cottage City Community Garden has served as a gathering place providing good, local, organic food for the community and a friendly place where we gather to learn the art of gardening from one another. Not only have we maintained and expanded the Cottage City Community Garden, but in March of 2013, many Cottage City Gardeners helped to construct raised garden beds in the establishment of the Colmar Manor Community Garden. Volunteers from both towns worked to build the Colmar Manor Community Garden in just one day.

 


Recipes We Love: Grilled Plums with Frozen Yogurt & Agave

Late Summer is the perfect season for getting more fruit into your meal – and when you’re already outside cooking, it doesn’t get much easier than adding some to the grill.
Stone fruits are great for grilling because their thicker skin and flesh can hold up to heat well.

 

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©2015. Seventh Generation. BDrake Ford. Cottage City Community Gardens. 

 

For a quick summer dessert try grilled plums with vanilla frozen yogurt (or ice cream) and a drizzle of agave syrup.
Can also use peaches, nectarines or apricots for the plums.

*Fresh plums, 1 per person
*Canola or vegetable oil, for grilling
*Pint of frozen yogurt – we went with vanilla bean or ice cream
*Drizzle of agave syrup

Heat your grill, keeping the temperature at a medium-high level. Brush grill grate and plums with oil. Cook face down until warm throughout and flesh has grill marks, about 3-5 minutes.

Add to a bowl with 1-2 scoops of frozen yogurt or ice cream.
Drizzle agave syrup over plums and ice cream, and garnish with fresh mint.

Provided by Seventh Generation.

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BDrakeford

 


Reprinted for Educational and Community Outreach purposes only! ~ With Love & Empowerment ~ Daria (Ria) for NaturalSelfGoddess the Blog . cc. 2018 

Chakras – Understanding Your Energy Centers 

each of the centers of spiritual power in the human body, usually considered to be seven in number.

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Chakras are the vibratory energy centers within the body and throughout the universe. The 7 main energy centers or wheels of radiating vibration can be used to awaken and balance emotions, actions, increase self-awareness and restore peace. In Sanskrit chakra means “wheel” as it is believed that the energy spirals and moves throughout the bodies of the human system. Chakras can effect the 7 bodies of the human energy body system. It is believed that each chakra is mapped or assigned to one of the 7 energy systems of the human body and can shift the human 12 auric energy fields.  An aura is a considered an energetic ‘space’ field existing around your body. It can be felt when you see a person and are drawn to them or immediately turn the other way because you can feel their ‘bad’ or ‘negative’ energy. Chakras can be seen as channels that can be tuned up, activated, and balanced  with crystals, essential oils, sound, higher frequency thoughts, mediation, mantras, and more.

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Chakra Correspondence Chart: Yantras, Crystal Gemstones, Chakra, Body Location, Auric Body, Layer, Mantra. ©2018. DwriteDesign.com for NaturalSelfGoddess + EvolutionaryGoddess.

 

Chakra

  • Muladhara Chakra – Root – The Etheric Body – First Layer –  I AM  – Red Jasper
  • Swadhistana Chakra – Sacral – The Emotional Body – Second Layer – I FEEL – Carnelian
  • Manipura  Chakra – Solar Plexus – The Mental Body – Third Layer – I DO – Citrine
  • Anahata Chakra – Heart  – The Astral Level – Fourth Layer – I LOVE – Green Aventurine
  • Vishuddhi Chakra – Throat  – The Etheric Template Body – Fifth Layer – I SPEAK – Sodalite
  • Ajna Chakra – Third Eye (Brow) – The Celestial Body – Sixth Layer – I SEE – Amethyst
  • Sahasrara Chakra  – Crown – The Casual Body or Ketheric Template – Seventh Layer – I KNOW – Clear Quartz

 

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Chakra Energy Attribute Chart. Healing characteristics and mantras. ©2018. Dwritedesign.com for NaturalSelfGoddess + EvolutionaryGoddess

 

Chakra energy can be manipulated to magnetize or repel or draw energy inward or outward. They have a signature of encoded data that are specific to the energy centers of the body such as color, musical tone (note), mantra, planets, physical attributes, emotional characteristics including excessive  and deficient and balanced states, even deities, herbs, Kabbalah and tarot corresponding information.


Ancient Chakra and Yoga Wisdom

Our first people nations (indigenous aboriginals) understood that deeper connection with the stars, elements, earth, animals, the self and others determined wellbeing, fertility and prosperity. From the Twa pygmy the oldest humans on the planet also known as the little people who populated many parts of the planet their magical insight and higher societies such as the Olmec Mayan and Shang Xia dynasties were noted to practice forms of higher spiritual sciences such as yoga which later developed into forms of  martial arts.  It is noted that the ancient pygmy Twa from Africa (ancient Egypt – Khemet) crossed the Bering Strait into the Americas. Other ancient Africans crossed the Atlantic Ocean to enter the Americas at the Gulf of Mexico. Ancient aboriginal negroid phenotypes were the first modern humans on the planet dating back over 24 million years ago and older. These groups migrated out of Africa and became the first Indigenous groups to inhabit the Americas (South, Central, North) and other parts of the world. 

 

Some of our oldest cave inscriptions and stone glyphs depict men in the lotus position in higher states of spiritual union with the elemental and animal kingdoms. The Pashupati Seal discovered in Mohenjo-Daro, dated to c.2300 BCE. This ancient stone sculpture depicts the Hindu deity Shiva as shaman yogi seated in a yogic posture called Mulabandhasana.

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The Pashupati Seal discovered in Mohenjo-Daro, dated to c.2300 BCE. It depicts the Hindu deity Shiva seated in a yogic posture called Mulabandhasana. Public Domain.

The moola denotes “the beginning” the “root” the “base” “origin” “source” where the kundalini (serpent) energy from the root begins to lift upward toward the spine upward throughout the chakras to the crown chakra. Here is where one perfects the Self from the lower nature (chakras 1-3) to the heart (middle) and upward toward self mastery and ‘dominion’ over the lower nature into a god-self and enlightened state or christ consciousness.  This yoga spiritual system was practiced in ancient Egypt  (Kemet “Black land”). The awakened serpent was known as Uadjet (Wadjet/Uatchet) and was paired by the goddess Nekhbet the winged vulture.

Ancient India is known as the home or birthplace to modern day Yoga and its branches. Although archeologist and anthropologist state that Yoga is 5000 years old, we know that the original man is much older than a mere 5000 or 6000 years old. According to Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race (Cremo, 1993) the modern human bones were found in limestone dated as far as 24 million years ago in the Americas, the Lady of Guadeloupe. found in Guadeloupe, FWI (French West Indies).

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The practice of Tantra yoga in Indush Kush statue of Vishnu and Lakshmi ancient India.

The Indus Kush  indigenous Dravidian aboriginals of the pre Vedic civilization practiced ancient yoga predating the arrival of the Indo-European invasion and destruction of their ancient records and the subjugation of a color caste system. Still some statues exists on temples and other archeological artifacts. Harappan Civilization or the Indus Sarasvati (Matriarchal-Goddess) Civilization, flourished from 3300 B.C. to 1800 B.C. Like many ancient civilizations destroyed and forgotten by the coming of the dark ages (Kali Yuga). We can still see their heightened states of spirituality and enlightenment  and we owe our gratitude, reverence and thanks for their contribution to the light of the world leaving behind the sciences of yoga, religions, and spiritual healing systems and modalities.


The First 7 – Basic Chakras +  Correspondence

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1st Chakra – Root Chakra (Muladhara) 

Sanskrit name: Muladhara – base/root support
Element: Earth
Color: Red
Shape: Square
Petals of the lotus: Four
Seed sound: Lam, Lang, Sham (Saturn)
Vowel sound: O
Musical Note: B (yam)
Energy: To have
Mantra: I am Supported
Endocrine gland: Adrenal Cortex
Physical association: The skeletal structure, teeth, large intestine, kidneys, blood
Psychological function: Self Preservation, Self-Sufficiency, Survival
Identity: Physical identity
Developmental stage: Womb to 12 months
Challenge: Fear
Plane: Physical
Planets: Earth, Saturn
Elements: Earth, Water
Deities: Ganesha, Elegua, Brahama, Dakini, Shakti, Shankara, Rudra, Shiva, Khronus
Zodiac: Capricorn, Aquarius
Animals: Goat, Crocodile
Gemstones: Jet, Obsidian, Onyx, Sapphire, Smoky Quartz, Tourmaline, Lapis Lazuli, Tigers Iron, Shiva Lingam, Apache Tears
Mythological Animal: Elephant, Kundalini, Snake at base of spine,
Symbology: Kundalini Serpent
Sense organ: Nose
Predominant sense: Smell
Essential Oils/Aromatherapy/Incense: Cedar, Myrhh
Herbs: Sage, Myrhh, Bindweed, Bistort, Bluebell, Comfrey, Enchanter’s Nightshade, Foxglove, Hellebore, Holly, Indigo, Mandrake, Monkshood, Mullein, Pine, Rue, Solomon’s Seal, Witch Hazel, Wolfsbane, Yew,
Incense: Musk, Myrrh, Civet, Patchouli, Sage
Sephira: Malkuth
Tarot suite: Pentacles

2nd Chakra – Sacral Chakra – Swadhistana 

Sanskrit name: Svadhisthana – ‘sweetness’
Element: Water
Color: Orange
Shape: Pyramid
Petals of the lotus: Six Petals Orange Lotus
Seed sound: Vam
Vowel sound: Ay
Musical Note: D
Location: Sacrum
Yoga: Tantra
Number: 2
Psychological function: Desire
Orientation to Self: Self-Gratification
Energy: to feel and have pleasure
Endocrine gland: Gonads/Ovaries/Sexual
Physical association: Kidney, Bladder, Sex organs, circulatory system, prostate, womb
Psychological function: Love
Sense: Taste
Nature Experience: Lake, Moonlight
Challenge: Guilt
Plane: The plane of balance
Ruling Planets: Pluto, Moon
Deities:Diana, Pan, Tiamat, Poseidon,
Gemstones:Citrine, Carnelian, Golden Topaz, Tiger’s Eye
Symbology: Goddess / Crescent shaped horns (oxen)
Sense organ: Skin
Predominant sense: Touch
Essential Oils/Aromatherapy/Incense: Ylang ylang, Jasmin, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Citronella, Bitter Almond, Bergamont, Violet
Plant Therapy: Bergamont, Orange Juice
Herbal/Nutritional Therapy: Apricots, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Carrots, Eggs, Pumpkins, Peaches, Rutabaga, Persimmon
Sephira: Yesod
Archangel: Gabriel
Tarot Cards: Empress, The High Priestess, Lovers, Star. Tower, Justice, Death
Astrology: Cancer, Scorpio
Animals: Alligator, Fish
Mantra: I feel

 

3rd Chakra – Solar Plexus – Manipura

Sanskrit name: Manipura  “City of Jewels”
Element: Fire
Color: Yellow
Shape: Circle with Triangle (downward-pointing)
Petals of the lotus: Ten
Seed sound: Ram
Vowel sound: Ah
Keynote: E
Frequency:  320 Hz.
Rights: To Do, To Act
Endocrine gland: Adrenals, pancreas
Physical association: Digestive system, liver, gall bladder
Psychological function: Will
Identity: Ego identity
Developmental stage: 18 – 42 months
Challenge: Shame
Plane: Celestial plane
Planets: Sun and Mars
Deities: Agni, Surya, Rudra, Lakini, Sekhmet, Bast, Leo (zodiac), Lucifer, Apollo, Aten, Brigid, Sol, Helios, Ra, Mawu, Maasai, Xiuhtecuhtli, Teoyaomicqui, Meri, Aine, Xu Kai, Xihe, Khepri (Khepra), Amun, Atum, Heru (Horus), Ptah, Spdt, Athena, Theia, Zeus, Inti, Tawa, Pele, Vulcan, Vesta
Metal: Gold, Brass
Gemstones:  Diamond, Ruby, Chrysolite, Yellow Topaz, Citrine, Sunstone, Tigers Eye, Red Garnet, Chrysoprase, Amber, Rutilated Quartz, Carnelian
Mythological Animals: (Chakra) Ram, (Magickal) Snake, cricket, lizard, praying mantis, ladybug, bee, scorpion, shark
Incense: Saffron, musk, sandalwood, cinnamon, clove, pine, citrus, Benzoin, Pine, Frankincense, Labdanum, Olibanum
Herbs: Cinnamon, ginger, Anise, sunflower, calendula, marigold, daylily, orange, citron, saffron, pine, mistletoe, rosemary, buttercup, heliotrope, bay,laurel, daisy, walnut, acorn, maize, wheat, hops, cloves,
Sephira: Hod, Netzach
Tarot Suit: Wands

4th Chakra – Heart Chakra – Anahata

Sanskrit name: Anahata – unstruck
Element: Air
Color: Green
Shape: Crescent moon
Petals of the lotus: Twelve
Seed sound: Lam
Vowel sound: Ay
Musical Note: B (yam)
Energy: To love
Mantra: I am Love
Endocrine gland: Thymus
Physical association: Heart, lungs, circulatory system, arms, hands
Psychological function: Love
Identity: Social identity
Developmental stage: 3.5 to 7 years
Challenge: Grief
Plane: The plane of balance
Planets: Venus (lunar, feminine), Sun
Deities: Lakshmi, Oshun, Het Heru, Bast, Vishnu, Krishna
Gemstones: Rose Quartz, Jade, Green Aventurine, Emerald, Green Tourmaline, Malachite, Rhodochrosite, Chrysoprase, sometimes Turquoise
Mythological Animal: Antelope, dove, birds, dog, love birds, deer, hummingbird
Symbology: Goddess / Crescent shaped horns (oxen)
Sense organ: Skin
Predominant sense: Touch
Essential Oils/Aromatherapy/Incense: Jasmin, Lavender, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Neroli, Melisa, Frankincense, Geranium, Sweet Marjoram, Sandalwood, (Respiratory system: Cayenne, Thyme, Rosemary, Cypress, Ginger, Eucalyptus)
Herb: Yarrow, meadowsweet, oris root, Nettle, Ginger, Linden, Holy Basil, Hibiscus, Green Tea, Hawthorn Berry,
Sephira: Tiphareth
Tarot suite: Swords

5th Chakra – Throat Chakra – Vishuddhi 

Colors: Blue
Element: Ether (Akasha)
Function: Communication, Creativity
Basic Rights: To speak and to be heard
Symbols: Circle surround by 16 petal lotus
Central Issue: Communication, Self Expression, Self Discipline, Speaking Ones Truth
Demon: Lies
Orient to Self: Self – Expression
Development Stage: 7 and 12 years old
Glands: Thyroid, Parathyroid
Power: Choice
Yoga: Mantra
Strength: Faith, self-knowledge
Shadow: An obsessive need to control relationships and events
Life lessons: Personal expression, active listening, power of choice
Main Issues: Communication and self-expression
Area of body governed: Throat, mouth, nose, neck, teeth
Associated Spinal Area: Superior cervical sympathetic ganglion, 1 cervical spinal ganglion
Life Issues: To harness your will, express your highest truth & to live creatively
Physical Ailments: Obesity, difficulty putting on weight, sore throat, trouble hearing, hearing loss, tinnitus
Crystals: Lapis lazuli, turquoise, celestite, sodalite, aquamarine, blue lace agate, sapphire
Shape: Inverted pyramid
Plant: Gardenia, Himalayan Blue Poppy
Musical Note: G
Seed Sound: Ham
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Incense/Aromatherapy: Benzoin, Bergamot, German (blue) Chamomile, Lavender, Frankincense
Tarot Card: Wheel of Fortune, Judgment, Hierophant
Tree of Life Sephiroth: Binah (understanding)
Hindu Deities: Ganga(river goddess related to purification), Sarasvati
Other Deities: Hermes, the Muses, Apollo, Grigit, Seshat, Nabu
Astrological: Gemini or some believe Taurus.  I lean towards Gemini as it is ruled by Mercury who is the communicator, and this is what this chakra is all about.
Archangel: Gabriel
Number: 5

6th Chakra – Brow Chakra – Ajna 

Element: Inner Sound
Sanskrit name: Ajna (to Know)
Location: The centre of the forehead, brow
Symbol: A circle surrounded on each side by two large lotus petals ( or a lotus with 96 petals ), and inside it a triangle
Orientation of Self: Self Reflection
Glands: Pineal
Central issue: Intuition, imagination, ability to see one’s life clearly, use of the mind/intellect
Color: Indigo
Seed sound: OM (Aum)
Vowel Sound: Mmmm
Musical Note: A
Demon: Illusion
Developmental Age: Puberty
Essential Oils: Geranium, lavender, rosemary, spearmint
Crystals and Stones: Amethyst, azurite, fluorite, lapidolite
Stars and Astrological Signs: The planets Jupiter, Uranus, Mercury, Neptune and signs Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces
Sound or mantra: Ham-ksham
Sense: Intuition (the sixth sense)
Body: The high mental body
Orientation to self: Self-reflection
Goals: Psychic perception, imagination, clear seeing, accurate interpretation
Rights: To see
Developmental stage: Adolescence
Identity: Archetypal identity
Level of relationship: Our relationship to knowledge, wisdom and vision
Element: Light
Hormonal glands: The pituitary and the pineal gland
Organs: The brain, nervous system, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, face, the pineal and pituitary gland
Excessive: Hallucination, nightmares, obsessions, delusions, difficulty concentrating, headaches
Sephiroth: Binah, Chokmah
Planets: Jupiter, Neptune
Metals: Silver
Gemstones: Lapis Lazuli
Foods: Entheogens
Incense: Mugwort
Aromatherapy: Balsam, Tolu, Lavendar, Gardenia, Rosemary
Number: 6

7th Chakra – Crown Chakra – Sarasrara 

Sanskrit name: Sahasrara (thousand-fold)
Energy State: Consciousness
Element: Thought
Right: to Know
Psychological Function: Understanding
Identity: Universal Cosmic Identity
Location: The crown of the skull
Yoga Path: Jnana
Symbol: A lotus with thousand petals
Central issue: Awareness, spiritual search for meaning, issues of karma and grace, grace bank account, spiritual awakening, divine discontent
Color: Purple, white, gold, silver, violet
Essential Oils: Jasmine, frankincense
Key/Musical Tone: B
Vowel Sound: Ng
Seed sound: none
Crystals and Stones: Diamond, clear quartz, moldavite, selenite, pyrite
Stars and Astrological Signs: The planets Saturn and Neptune, the signs Capricorn and Pisces
Sound or mantra: Om
Body: The soul, the karmic, causal body
Orientation to self: Self-knowledge
Goals: Wisdom, knowledge, spiritual connection, consciousness
Rights: To know
Developmental stage: Throughout life
Identity: Universal identity
Level of relationship: Relationship to our life’s true purpose, relationship between the ego and the higher self, relationship to God and spirit
Demon: Attachment
Element: Thought
Organs: The muscular and skeletal system, skin, central nervous system
Glands: Pituitary
Sephiroth: Kether
Planets: Uranus
Metals: Gold
Number: 7
Gemstones: Diamond, Amethyst
Incase: Myrrh, Gotu Kola
Aromatherapy: Peppermint, Cinnamon, Carnation, clove


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Animism + Totems

 Animism – 1. the attribution of a soul to plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena.

2. the belief in a supernatural power that organizes and animates the material universe.
~ Wikipedia

Indigenous Totems

alaska_f76t4512Because many things have a spirit and come from the Creator/Creatrix as metaphors of reality and the Cosmos the Indigenous people of the Earth saw and related to ‘things’ with deeper meaning. Indigenous aboriginals from around the globe believed that animals, the elements, and dreams were alive with symbolism and messages and a sacred form of communication which helped to guide and form the past, present, and future. Symbolism was an expression of the soul that everything was one with the Creator, the Gods, Man, the hidden realms, the heavens, the Plant kingdom, and Animal kingdoms and so on. Seeing and experiencing the outer and inner world in this sacred way allowed one a kind of divine guidance recognized and used upon one’s path and journey. In this way, you are alone but always in a synchronicity with the all of the creation in their many forms and faces. The definition of God or Goddess was seen in all things, everywhere and connected to the many realms of waking, sleeping, doing or non-doing.

930f4d85efaf07d09a35ea1ccba4bef3Since ancient times and antiquity, the concept of Animism was mastered and used as a way of higher consciousness to bring understanding and balance to the Earthly physical realm. Ancient Egyptians (Kemetic) art and ‘theology’ are founded upon this sacred perspective through the Ntchr (Ntr) or Netcheru meaning Deities of Nature. They believed that cosmic man must master the animal spirit or kingdom while on Earth, hence his/her lower self or lower (primal) nature. This was understood that the lower nature consisted of the lower chakras or energy centers that must be cleared, mastered,  and raised through the higher chakras to obtain Self Mastery, the GodSelf and/or true “enlightenment” or what we call “Christ Consciousness” in modern terms. They even mapped these earthly animal totems to the skies or heavens known as astrology and cosmology, and mastered the axiom “As Above, So Below” mathematically mapped through geomancy and sacred temples, pyramids and architecture. Whatever was below, on earth was above in the heavens, and cosmos. Nothing was separate or fragmented; instead, the Self-was seen in its highest form as one whole unit of the Universe connected to everything and returning to the Nothing or Void, the Cosmic Womb (Visica Pices).

Indigenous people span the entire globe. Ancient aboriginal people (clans) are on the continent of the Americas (North, Central, South), the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, India,  including Russia, Alaska, Iceland and Greenland and northern Europe. The Indigenous of South and North Americas are known for their wisdom of Animal Totems symbology which were passed through sacred knowledge from their African pygmy (twa) and other African clan ancestors. The jaguar was known for representing a Jaguar priest, medicine man or woman, or warrior endowing one with powerful healing, justice and warrior energies, of the jaguar. Native Americans saw the eagle as a divine messenger of the spirit (heaven) and earthly realms. The eagle used by the freemason societies of early America is endowed with metaphysical and magical symbolism and is used by Europeans Freemans of the United States on the dollar bill, flags, and the architecture of buildings, institutes, schools, and churches.

Totem-Pole-Bodypainting-640x409Animal Totems are used as spiritual tools and keys to higher realms or dimensions of living and being one with the All (Creator/Creatrix). Take the time to pay attention to dreams and visions and daydreams. Pay attention to what animals frequently come into your field of vision. There is a much deeper meaning to their presence; a warning, an invitation to the deeper understanding of what is happening or needs to happen in your life. You can learn to read the signs and remain aware of synchronicities as sacred communication.

 


Animal Totems + Basic Meanings 

 

 

Alligator Maternal, revenge oriented, quickness, aggression, and basic survival instincts.
Ant Group minded, determination, patient, active, and industrious
Anteater Lethargy, curiosity, nosiness.
Antelope Active, agile, jumpiness, and willing to sacrifice
Armadillo Safety oriented, grounded, and has boundaries
Badger            Courage, aggressive, healer, having problems relating to others, and energy conduit
Bat Rebirth, longevity, secrecy, initiation, good listener, and long life
Bear Industrious, instinctive, healing, power, sovereignty, guardian of the world, watcher, courage, will power, self-preservation, introspection, and great strength.
Beaver Determined, strong-willed, builder, overseer, and protector
Bee Organized, industrial, productive, wise, community, celebration, fertility, defensiveness, obsessive nature, and enjoys life
Boar/Pig A very powerful totem – prosperity, spiritual strength, organized, self-reliant, fearless.
Buffalo Sacredness, life, great strength, abundance, gratitude.
Bull Insight into the past, fertility, rushing into things without proper preparation.
Butterfly Metamorphosis, transformation, balnace, grace, ability to accept change
Camel Survival, positive, accomplishments
Caribou Traveler, mobility, preference to be nomadic, adaptability to adversity
Cat Guardianship, detachment, sensuality, mystery, magic, and independence
Cheetah Swiftness, insight, focus
Cougar            Leadership, loyalty, courage, taking responsibility, foresight
Cow Swift, insightful, and focused
Coyote            Trickster, intelligence, stealth, wisdom and folley, guile and innocence
Cobra Swift and decisive
Crab    Good luck, protection and success
Crane  Solitude, justice, longevity, independent, intelligent, and vigilant
Crocodile Ensuring your emotions are displayed accurately/appropriately
Crow   Justice, shape shifting, change, creativity, spiritual strength, energy, community sharing, and balance
Deer    Compassion, peace, intellectual, gentle, caring, kind, subtlety, gracefulness, femininity, gentleness, innocence, and seller of adventure
Dog Noble, faithful, loyal, teaching, protection, and guidance

 

Dolphin Kind, salvation, wisdom, happiness, playfulness, prudent, capable of deep emotion, and happy.
Dove Cross-world communication, spirit messenger, peace, gentleness, love
Dragon Longevity, richness, prosperity, infinity, wisdom, power, and fiery
Dragonfly Flighty and carefree, strong imagination, higher aspirations.
Duck Water energy, helper of seers, can clearly see/deal with emotions
Eagle Divine spirit, sacrifice, connection to creator, intelligence, renewal, courage, illumination of spirit, healing, creation, freedom, and risk-taker
Elephant Strength, power, affection, loyalty, royalty, and wisdom
Elk Strength and agility, pride, majestic, independence, purification, strength, and nobility
Falcon New beginnings, adventure, passionate, and leadership.
Fish Graceful, slyness, open-minded, quick to change one’s mind.
Flamingo Heart healing, psychic, people person, flirtatious.
Fox Cunning, agility, quick-witted, diplomacy, wildness, feminine magic of camouflage, shape-shifting and invisibility
Frog Water energy, cleansing, rebirth, sensitivity, medicine, hidden beauty, peace, adaptability, poor character judgment and power.
Gazelle Aggressive
Giraffe Communication, intuition, attaining the unreachable, seeing the future
Goat Surefootedness, stubbornness, independence, diligence, lack of foresight.
Goose Self-demanding, reliable, prudent, rigid, vigilance, parenthood, and productive.
Gorilla Family-oriented, intelligence, strength, environmental protector, keeps peace through aggression.
Grasshopper Good luck, abundance, forward, progressive.
Grouse Personal power, enlightenment.
Hawk Messenger, intuition, victory, healing, nobility, recollection, cleansing, visionary power, and guardianship.
Heron/Egret Aggressive, self-determined, self-reliant, multi-tasking, balanced.
Hippopotamus Power, creation, imagination, healing.
Horse Freedom, stamina, mobility, the land, travel, power, and freedom.
Hummingbird Messenger, timelessness, healing, and warrior.
Jaguar Self-Empowerment, hunter,  shape-shifter, fertility, focus, power.
Kangaroo Forward, balance, creative, stamina.
Lion Family, strength, energy, courage, guardian and protector.
Lizard Conservation, vision, self-protection, hidden defenses.
Llama Comforting to others, secure.
Lynx Keeper of secrets, guardian, listener, and guide.
Mole Sensitivity, guidance, searching.
Monkey Ability to change the environment, health, success.
Moose Headstrong, longevity, steadfastness, and wisdom.
Mouse Scrutiny, order, organizer, and an eye for details.
Octopus Intelligence, camouflage, nocturnal.
Opossum Diversion, strategist, and deceiver.
Ostrich Grounded, practical.
Otter Playful, friendly, dynamic, joy, helpfulness, and sharing
Owl Deception, clairvoyance, insight, messenger.
Ox Sacrifice, chastity and self-denial
Panther Protection, hidden emotions, introspection, caution, careful decisions
Parrot Communication, beauty, guide for wisdom, mockery, thinking before speaking
Peacock Immortality, dignity, and self-confidence
Pelican Resilient, unselfish, rising above.
Penguin Self-discipline, grace, self-confidence, spiritual
Porcupine Innocence, companionship, and trust
Prairie Dog Swiftness, industrious, constructive, preparedness
Puma Companion on journeys to other worlds, grace, silent power
Quail Group-work, team play, creator of harmony and group tolerance, protectiveness (especially toward children)
Rabbit Fear, timidity, nervousness, humility, rebirth,
Raccoon Curiosity and cleanliness
Ram Stoic, sensitive, persevering, curious, imaginative.
Rat Fertility, stealth, scavenging, intelligence, enjoys luxury
Raven Introspection, courage, self-knowledge, magic
Rhinoceros Wisdom, solitary, insightful, solid.
Roadrunner Mental agility, speed, opportunistic.
Rooster Vanity, likes to be showered with gifts and attention, early riser, settling for nothing less than the best
Salmon Proud, intense, confident, wisdom, inspiration
Scorpion Transforming, strong, inspiring, chaotic,  passionate
Seagull Versatility, loud, easy-going nature, creativity, laziness
Seahorse Confidence and grace
Seal Love, longing, dilemma, active imagination, creativity
Shark Hunter, survival, and adaptability
Skunk Reputation, presence, and strength
Snail Protective, aware, solitary.
Snake Impulsive, shrewdness, rebirth, transformation, initiation, and wisdom
Spider Balance, wisdom, creativity, communication
Squirrel Planner and gatherer
Stag Lord of the forest, masculine power of regeneration, signs.
Swan Grace, balance and innocence, soul, love, beauty, of the self
Tiger Strength, valor, power, and energy
Toad inner strength, luck, self-examination
Turkey Generosity, life-giver, and sharer
Turtle Nurturer, shy, and protecting
Unicorn Purity, innocence, dreamer, personal power, gentle
Weasel Strength, energy, ingenuity and stealth
Whale Wisdom, provider, intelligence, and kindness.
Wolf Loyalty, perseverance, success, intuition, and spirit
Woodpecker Sensitive, protective, and devotion
Zebra Agility and individuality

 

 

 


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From the Oldest Woman on Earth – I come..

Such a bold statement but look at the evidence presented here! A Guadeloupean woman’s modern human bones found to be over 24 million years old and my maternal family boasting to have never been descendants of African “esclaves” but autochthonic native Caribbeans indigenous to Guadeloupe! Could this Lady of Guadeloupe be my ancestor?  (repost from My Face In History Project)


Research, research, research and Dr. Alim Bey

So I’m listening to Dr. Alim Bey last night, one of his lectures on Human Origins and Cosmic Origins. Most of his information I can validate with my own research I conducted this year from primary resources at the Library of Congress!  I personally turned the pages of the same hidden information he is teaching and sharing on YouTube and I’ve had the pleasure of being privy to such truths suppressed from the mainstream collective.  The little research I’ve done has already proven to be astounding, breathtaking, and eye-opening to our collective conscious! Why? Because it defies the academic institution and religious doctrine that keep us bound to timelines that don’t exist on our human journey on this planet.

My Family Lineage Father’s Maternal Line and Mother’s Paternal Line

Father’s Maternal Line

I’ve learned that my Father’s maternal family is tied to the Coastal Region of Georgia home of the oldest Aboriginal Indigenous Native American Indians from Savannah and Augusta, Georgia! These autochthonic tribal people called by the Cherokee as “Ani Yutsl” and “Chiksa”  “People of the Sun” are the aborigine of the Gulf region and spoke an older language than their tribal cousins. The Yuchi were rumored to be the descendants of the Mayan and Inca nations and among the first peoples on Turtle Island and klan members.  I’ve still got much genealogy to do on my Fathers family, however.

Mother’s Paternal Line

My Mother’s side are equally ‘ancient‘ in origin, if not older than my father’s maternal side (as I found out just last night). I remember hearing stories of his mother with the floor length long cornsilk hair and even had visions of her and her copper-colored brother standing beside her! My mothers side claim to be “creole” from Indigenous Indians of Guadeloupe by way of Venezuela and angrily and proudly boast of never being enslaved  (“esclaves” as the Africans from Senegal have been recorded) on the island of Guadeloupe, Les Saintes, Bas Terre. Unfortunately, I from an African American perspective still see colonialism for what is its when I researched archived books of my family name that started in the 1600s I saw the baptism of Catholic names turned to “Leon”, and “Jean” and “Marie” and thought to myself that these “native’ people were still enslaved through loss of identity and forced assimilation to intermarry with the European French for survival. In fact, if they are descendants of the first people of that land they intermarried and forfeit their land to the colonial powers of the British and later the Dutch and French!  It was a lesser degree of enslavement nonetheless. I remember seeing pics of some of the Kalinago brought to Paris France like circus animals so I am on the other side of such prideful boasting and more of a descendant of tribal realism. I have yet to speak to more relatives and do this research as a primary source but its on my genealogy list. 🙂

Recently, I had heard the statement a month about “the Lady of Guadeloupe whose bones were a million years old” ago but ignored it thinking it was another “Guadeloupe” until I finally researched it myself.

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Evidence-based Findings on the Lady of Guadeloupe

In 1812, the skeleton of a woman was found on the island of Guadeloupe, FWI. She is 5 foot 2 inches tall and her head and feet were missing. Her skeleton was encased in limestone sandstone and is dated at 28 million years old. She is not from any ape-hominins species, but a modern human type that Michael Cremo’s, “Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race” illustrates in his book of suppressed archeological evidence. It is known that the pygmy also called  the Twa (Bes people) in ancient Kemet were the first modern human species to inhabit the whole of this earth from Africa they dispersed across the globe. They were reported to have resided in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the many islands of the Caribbean, so called Polynesia and Melanesia, and more.

The Ancient Race of Pygmies on Planet Earth

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Oral Stories of the Pygmy and Family DNA

My mother told me that her father would often speak of the pygmy and I wondered why he was in awe of these people. Ironically, when I visited my family in Guadeloupe, they were a mix of very tall 6 foot people and very short 5 foot people. I inherited the ‘very’ short gene being the shortest and most petite of my family including my own children, nieces, aunts, uncles, sisters, mother and father, grandmothers and grandfathers I am the smallest at barely 5 foot tall. My mother and grandfather are both very short people compared to their siblings just as I am. When I did my Ancestry DNA test  and linked it to GEDmatch I had two different pygmy stocks showing up on my test Biaka – Pygmy, Mbuti – Pygmy (including Eastern Bantu, West African, Khoi-San, North-African, and Nilo Saharan)! This doesn’t include the MesoAmerican and Siberian DNA! Nevertheless, I can now say that I’m getting much more comfortable with my small discoveries about what we call identity, race, and evolution in the Americas and on this planet.


Old Ancient DNA Older than Slavery of the African

I used to boast that I had some of the oldest DNA on this planet! But it was my boast that my Soul was way older than I could imagine to even my own self! When I did the DNA Ancestry “thing” I was amazed and perplexed that my DNA had so much ‘diversity.’ But let’s be honest here, there is debate and conviction that these so-called DNA tests are bogus-hocus-pocus and less-scientific evidence-based data to truly prove genetic affinity or identity. I’ve heard Henry Louise Gates make fun and jokes about the very validity of these tests!

Nevertheless, a Facebook friend brushed it off as a result of  ‘slavery’ throughout the many generations of my relatives, but I insisted that my DNA was older than our perceived dates of colonial slavery even African slavery through the ages. Surely, I knew that there was slavery in America, and in the Arabic invasions of Africa, but still something inside of me also knew my DNA existed even beyond these human atrocities and timelines provided by historians and archeologists.

“Im older than this! My DNA, my Soul is ancient!”  I would say and reorient myself to see the world and its people as the ‘children’ of the later time or earlier time of devolution rather than evolution in the ages of lost memory, lost technology, lost sovereignty, lost civilizations, lost nations, and lost identities.