I have to admit my coffee days were introduced to me by my French Cousins visiting me from Paris in the early 90s, they pulled out their mini grinder and fresh beans and I absorbed both the aroma and the ritual. Line (pronounced “Len”) was dripping with Louis Vuitton, gold and diamonds with a crystalline Creole bronzed crop that magnetized everyone. Instantly our rooms were filled with fresh lillies and we’d frequent Georgetown Mall shopping and live Latin Salsa clubs popping bottles of Dom Pérignon and Veuve Clicquot. We traveled parts of the United States, dined deliciously, and visited family from the coasts of New York to the Alamo of Texas. In my twenties, I delighted on the new, exotic, deeply entrenched French culture and charisma my beautiful Creole cousins schooled me on. Beignets and classic hickory cafe au last at Cafe DuMonde, under the sweltering heat of the sultry French Quarter, I was hooked to coffee henceforth. But still, I wasn’t completely the know!
It wasn’t until moving to Portland that my education of coffee began. The Portland PDX coffee scene is immense in the art of coffee and its bean! When my son brings a bag of Proud Mary beans its shrouded with education of the bean, its continental growers and their families, the relationship and the development of partnership, its intense tones and notes, awards won and prestigious accolades, preceded by the art of preparation, followed by a tasting (no sugar or milk of any kind), followed up with customer comments and local – domestic shop talk. My son L♥️VES coffee and its industry and is continually learning the industry from many aspects of the restaurant coffee business.
Honestly, I was a bit skeptic believing my venti Starbucks du jour was enough to tout. But I’ve never tasted flavors such as those introduced to me by my son. Even my visit to Paris didn’t prepare me for what the Portland coffee scene has to offer. Coincidently, a few short weeks ago, my creole cousin in Guadeloupe sent family genealogy that further supported that my son’s obsession with coffee may stem from bloodlines from indigenous Carib Amerindian and French Basque European Royal bloodlines who owned coffee and cocoa plantations. I’m even more eager today to learn more about this PDX Black Coffee scene, its players and producers, their passions and their best cup prized coffee!
This Instagram feature promoted by CoffeeFeedPDX a local Portland company publicizes brown and black people of color in the PDX coffee industry due to historical marginalization found in Oregon restaurants and coffee shops. Their website features beautiful photography, and articles on Coffee Festivals, hip local coffee shops, and the recognition of Black Baristas who have expertise and veteran years in the coffee industry.
Rising inLove, Health & Wealth,
Meditation is such a gift!
Listening to a podcast with Ras Ben and the Twin Pillars (KnowTheLedge Media) this morning, I was alerted to the planetary alignment meditation occurring right now— The Harmonic Convergence 2020, July 5th-14th, a global meditative experiment using the power of the Mind to imprint and impose a more positive shift in our collective paradigm while connecting to our ancient star ancestors. Starting at the onset of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 4-5 as a catalyst for creating positive change in our world where there is so much upheaval, and an uncovering of chaos, its players, our individual and collective healing and our return to center!
During the “Lucky” Full Moon Lunar Eclipse including these celestial alignments bring about earthly changes that are reflecting and impacting our lives whether we are aware or not. Astronomy and prophecy are sciences that our ancient ancestors used to stay connected to the earth planet with those of the stars. I have often shared “We are from the stars!” And it’s beautiful to witness that many more humans are awakening to this deeper understanding of Self. We are made of Starstuff. As one Native American elder stated, “supernova stars creating iron, we look at the hemoglobin of our blood and its relationship to iron.” In fact, the core of a supernova is iron! Iron is essential for production our red blood cells and hemoglobin and oxygen-lung synergy.
Further researchers and mystics suppose that we come from the stars because our soul travels to and from the sun — the brightest star in our universe. Indigenous and Native American legends and prophecy further support oral histories that we come from stars and planets in our solar system. For those in the know, it is vital for us to show up fully in our communities and the global community with the knowledge of our identity. I am so happy that it is now time for these truths to be revealed and rejoiced.
To help shift this paradigm, show unconditional love, meditate on world + universal peace, considering joining the online The Harmonic Convergence 2020 community!
Rising in Love and Awakening!
It’s July 4th and I’m fasting during this very eventful time in history! Perhaps it’s all the planetary alignments happening right now! What have I been craving? Sea Veggies (seaweeds), and herbal teas like Burdock, Dandelion, Bladderwrack (with a little organic coconut milk for taste)! The body always knows what it needs — we just have to listen!
Sea Weeds & Health Wellness
Seaweed is rich in chlorophyl a ‘potent cleaner’ that purifies the body fluids (blood & lymphatic fluids)! It’s the best dietary source of iodine, which helps support your thyroid gland. It also contains other vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin K, B vitamins (B12— nerve, DNA, and blood cell health), zinc and iron, along with antioxidants that help protect your cells from damage. Richer in calcium, iron, iodine, and magnesium. Alaria (seaweed) has 3x more magnesium than kale.
Herbal Tea 🍵 Bladderwrack, Burdock, Dandelion
Fights Radioactive Toxins
Seaweeds contains a bioactive compound which remove toxic chemicals including radioactive (radiation), heavy metals, free radicals and pollutants.
Gut Health and Detoxifying Food
Seaweeds are powerful antioxidants, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, & anti-fungal properties which help to eliminate free radicals and toxins. Including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and inhibits growth of cancer and tumors. Binding soluble plant fibers and viscous gels detoxify intestinal tract binding water, minerals, colonic microflora which help eliminate toxins. Increases ‘good’ bacteria in gut (digestive system).
Seaweed nutritional benefits:
- Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
- Trace elements
- Amino acids
- Omega-3 fatty acids
Rising In Love, Wealth, and Health,
As we continue to awaken and rise on every level imaginable, I salute, acknowledge, praise and send the most kind, loving energy to my Brothers, Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends! I love you♥ and Thank You for all you do and for all your are…
His feet are made of his mothers spiritual concern
And of his father; historic, and mindfully upright
From mound builder steps that led to the sky maker
Past Spanish galleons, stage coach, and railroad snakes age coach, and railroad snakes
I’ve danced behind this man in the stomp
Our feet beating rhythm together
Man, woman, boy, girl, sun, and moon jumper.
My man’s feet are the sure steps of a father
Looking after his sons, his daughters
For when he laughs he opens all the doors of our hearts
Even as he forgets to shut them when he leaves
And when he grieves for those he loves
He carves out valleys enough to hold everyones tears
With his feet, these feet
My man’s widely humble, ever steady, beautiful brown feet.
—Poem excerpt from Joy Harjo, My Man’s Feet, An American Sunrise – Poems (2019)
I was reading this poetry book on my app and highlighted the parts I wanted to share but my Saturday was filled with washing and braiding my hair all day! (smile) In the spirit of Father’s Day 2020 when so much is rising up in our lives – memories both good and bad, healing that must be confronted- recognized, released and redeemed, historical legacies, family lineage, racial bias, and our deep commitment to persevere — to overcome, remain resilient, and victorious through it all.
Sharing some family photos of the father’s — dads, fathers, uncles, grandfathers, great-grandfathers:
As we continue to awaken and rise on every level imaginable I salute, acknowledge, praise and send the most kind, loving energy to my Brothers, Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends! I love you and Thank You for all you do and for all your are…
I am here because of you and I am thankful for this continuum of life — song and spirit!
Happy Father’s Day Family! ♥
In Love, Awakening and Healing,
Just a quick post on a comment my professor made that stuck with me as he mentioned my reading this past course. It dawned on me that I had taken this “lockdown” time and Intro to Creative Writing course to include literature that started as supplemental reading for my course. As the Covid-19 events transformed into BLM racial triggers my books became a way to begin to truly understand this mental illness called White Supremacy and racism. Not that I was oblivious to any of the psychosis African Americans live with each day. I, after all, had my first copy of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing’s, The Isis Papers, in the early 90s, along with copies of JA Rogers books proving we are truly one race within a spectrum of varying hues and characteristics.
Yet this institutionalized system of ‘race’ as a construct to destroy the other was a dehumanizing, unequal, unjust, system of collusion that is upheld in society, politics, and business touching every aspect of academia and psychology to date. This Black Lives Matter movement has been an interesting turn of events where corporations and government are adding Juneteenth as a holiday as a band aid to our never-ending American crisis. The legacy of racism in America must fall but its gonna take more than confederate statues to uproot this 400-year old, terrorizing, mental illness.
First I’d like to thank Ice Cube and Dave Chappelle for having the courage to say the things many of us were too cowardess to honestly say in the face of the many! Bravo to our Alpha Men who dare speak the truth during a climate that cancels, trolls, and seeks to totally destroy the Voice and Soul of anyone who speaks out against a preferred ideology and agenda. Using the media, created as a means of social engineering of behavior, opinion, and predicative programming, as a tool for justice, critical thinking, and education is what the late, great artist-activist James Baldwin would do if he was alive today.
This short article started out as a list of books I’ve read and reading during the throws the Covid-19, and the Black Lives Matter protest to date. I was able to see what I had borrowed from my local library in 2019 which was 2-4 books! During the last 3-4 months I’ve read over 20 books (including audiobooks) trying to better understand the written art form, the minds and ideas of literary giants, artful prose and poetry, artists as activists, and the many interests and passions I have such as healing, occult (the hidden), gardening, and psychology. Here are few of the books I’ve read during the Covid-19 + BLM lockdown:
What started out as something I picked up from an accomplished author, poet “Read EVERYTHING” as a means to becoming a better writer is blossoming as a gateway to better understanding the world as a whole.
The caw at my window is calling me outside under this beautiful sun as reminder that balance is key. Have a beautiful empowering day family!
in Love and Healing,
So excited, I received these new cards earlier this week and wanted to share a few images. Angles and Ancestor Oracle Deck (which I keep calling the Angels and Guardians deck) is a 55-card deck, with a beautifully written Guide book by Kyle Gray and illustrated by Lily Moses. I am loving and bonding with these cards. The artwork is simply gorgeous with such diversity and inclusion with insightful, meaningful definitions and extended messages for the practitioner. The images include ancient Kemetic (Egyptians), Celtic, Native American, Aboriginal (Australian), Earth-based spirits beings, elemental, and animal spirit guides.
What I love about this deck is that the Guidebook illustrates how to create a bond with your cards with a 5-page Connection Ceremony ritual; opening energy, cleansing energy, providing energy, closing and sealing energy and intention. There is beautiful section also written by Kyle Gray, “Approaching Oracle Cards with Integrity” providing wisdom on what to do and what not to do with your cards and taking full responsibility for your energy and staying mindful prior to each reading. There are various types of spreads and how to read them numerically.
“Guardians of the four corners,—Angels and Ancestors Oracle Deck
Mother in the Earth, Father in the Sky,
Angels, Ancestors, Sacred Ones,
I call on You and Welcome You here now!”
These cards have a very magnetic feel to them. I was drawn to them and bonded with the cards easily and quickly. My readings have been 100% spot on since I opened this communication. I was giddy when I pulled the Shaman card this morning after writing all night and morning about my shamanism experiences and opening myself up to learn more about this path and gifts! “Yeah Baby” in my Ralph Smart Deep Divers voice! ♥
I have purchased a few new decks and will continue to collect decks that resonate with me as I learn more about the tarot and forms of divination. ♥
In Peace and ♥ Love Family,
Grounding is an excellent, free, all-natural electrical earth medicine. It’s an ancient practice which was a way of life for indigenous cultures around the world. The effects of grounding;
- reduces cortisol levels
- increases blood oxygenation
- has a meditative effect that activates the parasympathetic nervous system
- reduces acute and chronic inflammation
- stabilizes the electrical environment of all organs, tissues, and cells and more!
Combining grounding with sun-gazing or sun-bathing, and a few minutes of pranayama, particularly, Fire Breaths and you feel as though you’d just had a day at the spa.
I haven’t felt so relaxed … after doing my miles I wandered into the park near a huge Pin Oak took off my adidas and walked barefoot 🦶 until I found a spot in the sun ☀️…. a bit of stretching 🧘🏾♀️and yoga, some fire 🔥 breaths, and sun gazing … was so powerful!! Don’t know the last time I was barefoot in nature — probably a year since I left Virginia—the most subtle “invigorating” earth medicine … I’ve felt in years was a simple barefoot walk on the earths floor.
~ Facebook post
That simple act of grounding meditation felt revolutionary — eyes widened like I was some alien being exposing myself — perhaps, I was in allowing that loving energy to flow from the elements all while I concentrated on my 🐝breathing! While others watched with Covid-19 masks on fully clothes holding their cell phones. It honestly left me so calm and relaxed that I felt high or better yet how a woman feels after an orgasm with her lover. My body was released and serene free of tension. There was a mental and emotional sense of ease as if nothing could penetrate the auric field the grounding + sun gazing + breathing provided.
I had learned Fire Breaths while taking Sacred Woman Training with Queen Afua in Washington, DC and New York, as well as, practicing Kundalini and Sivananda yoga. Fire breaths or Breath of Fire 🔥 known as Kapalabhti “skull shining” is the 4th limb within the 8 limbs of yoga. And to contrary belief or anti-Asian rhetoric, (show and prove) our ancient Olmec Mayan ancestors not only practiced yoga but most likely invented it. ♥
Olmec Shiva, Olmec Ganesha are anthropological statements not that far off! For one, there were indeed elephants 🐘 walking the American continents. Take a google stroll and you might find a National Geographic article “Ancient Native Americans ate Pachyderms; Site Challenges Theory of Where New World Culture Began” in smaller print it further reads “ Bones of the four-tusked gomphothere turned up at ancient site” ( Dickie, 2014).
So, what is a gomphothere? An extinct elephantidae found in South America, Central America, Beringia, Eurasia and Africa dating back 11-2.6 Million years ago this would be the Clovis – Pleistocene period. There were small elephant statues found in Western Mexico of the Olmec culture where the ancient Mayans practiced so called ancient Indian Yoga. Another small tidbit disclosed that radiocarbon data found ironically by Oregon archeologists conclude the Clovis Native American ( Bering Strait Indians) fossil dung and spear projectile points were older than Clovis – Pleistocene period culture and showed “earlier tool technology” (Wayman, 2012) further concluding that there were earlier South American-Central American Indigenous cultures predating the Bering Straits Clovis Native Americans.
The pictures below illustrate both Olmec Mayan yoga asanas and modern yoga poses collected by Bibhu Dev Misra who studied La Venta, Olmec Indigenous Americans in Mexico.
More Fun Facts – The Conch Shell and Shiva of the American Olmecs and East Indian Hindu
The earlier Olmec Mayan yogis similarly ritualized the conch shell, a war and nobility sacred instrument, also an Arjuna-Krishna East Indian symbol called the “Shankha” trumpet attributed to the preserver god Vishnu, later used in Buddhist mythology. Below are a few photos gathered by Misra in his research, which is a good read!
Olmec -Egyptian, Olmec-Hindu-Buddhist, Olmec-Chinese Connections
Her further stated that Mexican cultures after the Olmecs continued to practice yoga. What’s more fascinating this that the Olmec artifacts also depicted an Olmec Shiva adorned with long, knee-length locs, nobility headdress, jaguar skins, with a snake and trident in hand found in a cave identical the East Indian Shiva mythology. Caves were not only religious symbols of the East Indian Shiva story, but well-known ritualistic temple architecture found throughout ancient Olmec Mayan codices and temple walls. The article further illustrates an Olmec- Chinese connection by way of Shang Dynasty, an Olmec-Egyptian connection, as well as Olmec-Hindu-Buddhist connection. When I visited Mexico one of the most chilling experiences I had was when I ascended on the Tulum site and saw so many yoga items for sale amidst the many Mayan articles. Clearly the modern Mexican inhabitants know of their ancient historical connection! ♥
Easy Fire 🔥 Breaths to Rejuvenate Life Force
Fire Breaths are extremely healing to the blood as a form of Kriya or purification to detoxify, tone and cleanse the bodies respiratory system. Especially during these times when protesters are shouting “I can’t breathe” as a world-wide mantra and phenomena. Fire Breaths detoxify the system releasing toxins and increasing elimination. Fire Breaths detoxifies the respiratory system, lungs, sinuses, improves focus and clarity of the mind, energizes brain function, and strengthens immunity. This pranayama also strengthens the Solar Plexus chakra, rids pain and inflammation, and brings greater muscle strength to the abdomen and diaphragm. There are safety precautions and contraindications for pregnant women, those with asthma, high blood pressure, or vertigo.
- Sit cross legged or in a lotus position 🧘🏾♀️
- Spine straight shoulders relaxed
- Start by inhaling and exhaling through the nostrils
- Breathing in a quick breath
- Concentrate on the lower abdomen, collect air expanding the breath inward while belly fills
- Then forcing the breath outward bringing the belly inward on the contraction emptying the breath
- Filing the belly of air then releasing the belly toward the navel to let go of the air on each strong and short breath
- The first 30-second round should shift breathing to Inhaling through the nostrils and Exhaling through the mouth (panting like a Lion)
A 30-second practice is very beneficial and healing. Longer intervals are recommended once a few rounds of 30-seconds are mastered. Kapalabhati contacts the core muscles and is a powerful diaphragmatic breathing technique.
—Benefits of primordial flow of Earth’s electrons—
✅ blood oxygenation (BO)
✅ an immediate decrease (within a few seconds) in skin conductance (SC) at grounding
✅ respiratory rate (RR) increased during grounding, an effect that lasted after ungrounding
✅ activation of the parasympathetic nervous system and corresponding deactivation of the sympathetic nervous system
🐢 the influx of free electrons absorbed into the body through direct contact with the Earth likely neutralize ROS and thereby reduce acute and chronic inflammation
🐢 every part of the body could equilibrate with the electrical potential of the Earth, thereby stabilizing the electrical environment of all organs, tissues, and cells
🐢 Earth’s electrons induce multiple physiological changes of clinical significance, including reduced pain, better sleep, a shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic tone in the autonomic nervous system (ANS), and a blood-thinning effect
🐢 significant relief from asthmatic and respiratory conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, PMS, sleep apnea, and hypertension
🐢 evaluated diurnal rhythms in cortisol
🐢When the body is grounded, its electrical potential becomes equalized with the Earth’s electrical potential through a transfer of electrons from the Earth to the body. This, in turn, prevents the 60 Hz mode from producing an AC electric potential at the surface of the body and from producing perturbations of the electric charges of the molecules inside the body
Resources for your research:
Dickie, Gloria. Ancient Native Americans Ate Pachyderms; Site Challenges Theory of Where New World Culture Began. 16 July 2014, http://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/7/140714-clovis-elephant-archaeology-ancestor-science/.
Hilleary, Cecily. Native Americans Call For Rethink of Bering Strait Theory. Voice of America, 15 June 2017, 12:42pm, http://www.voanews.com/usa/native-americans-call-rethink-bering-strait-theory.
J Environ Public Health. 2012; 2012: 291541.
Published online 2012 Jan 12. doi: 10.1155/2012/291541
PMCID: PMC3265077, PMID: 22291721
Misra, Bibhu Dev. Olmec Yogis with Hindu Beliefs: Did They Migrate from Ancient China? – Graham Hancock Official Website. 28 Jan. 2017, grahamhancock.com/dmisrab10/.
Wayman, Erin. The Clovis Weren’t the First Americans. Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 17 July 2012, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-clovis-werent-the-first-americans-3280645/.
I spent nearly 20 years running from my Spiritual Healing path…
A healing mind with action
First let me say I’ve been healing myself and family since I was awakened to do so in high school back in the late 80s. I’ve maintained a balance of healing throughout my life. I even have a handful or so people who have thanked me for touching, teaching, healing, assisting, inspiring their lives on some level through my own example (teaching). But there is a much deeper level that I have not shared with many people. This is the hidden parts of myself. Some parts of self that I shared for a small time on Facebook that takes healing to a much deeper level.
On the surface, there are herbs to take, food recipes to share, facts and wisdom that are both books learned and researched. Some traditions I’ve experienced have been communal and shared among tribes in my community. The much deeper level, however, originates from spirit, from the soul and deep subconscious wisdom one taps into from outer worldly resources. These are also gifts that culminate with knowledge and wisdom. It is befitting during this Gemini time amid great awakening and change on this planet to share and even expose the hidden, shadowy parts of myself. As we are claiming and reclaiming Self, I too, reclaim all of myself back into alignment and into the brightness of this ancient new sun.
Why the name Indigenous Goddess
There are reasons why I call myself “Indigenous Goddess.” On a much deeper level the name is a symbol of ancestors and lineage who were annihilated and destroyed. Those who were nearly forgotten but kept alive in my bones in this incarnation. It is my duty to bring light, voice and healing to their names. All the knowing and memory that I coined the “old ways” “the ancient ways” so for all the women in my lineage who were voiceless and suffered horrendous atrocities forced to give up names, rituals, family members, identities, walked across lands, crossed waters, sold, and relabeled. I realize we all have our debts to pay, our cycles to live, our lessons to learn and triumph, but no matter— as a sovereign being you must claim who and what you are, stand tall, and live with purpose.
Early years — psychic gifts
The first 10 years of my life I literally “trained” myself through psychic exercises, I remembered from past lives so well that I would ask my sister Genaya to ask me anything, go into a mini trance like void space and tell her things that would happen the next day in her classroom. My mother would always ask me if I dreamed, what it was, and what I thought. I remember her face with clarity so serious and respectful accepting every word coming out of my adolescent mouth. Somehow, I knew how to pierce through the veils and see with my senses; eyes, third 👁 eye, smell, skin, and heightened intuition.
Lineage of Seers and Shamanistic Gifts
Many of the women in my family, young and old, shared the gift of seeing “spirits.” Cousins from Guadeloupe 🇬🇵, my mother, nieces, probably grandmothers and aunts long buried and forgotten. Black confederate soldiers, Indigenous chiefs, Victorian women, Ancestors, for me, I’d also see déités and mythological gods. Always with messages or teachings, warnings, or asking for help if souls had been trapped between planes on Earth and in need of safe passage. Often, I would be told the history of that land I slept on like a scene in a movie. If there was a home constructed on property that had some tragic historical event, the dead would show up in the house needing some resolve. In those days, I might view a spirit while my mother and niece would also see the same spirit at other times and rooms.
In one conversation, sharing a dream I had visiting Arizona, my aunt interrupted saying, “that sounds like something from Carlos Castaneda books!” My experience in Arizona, prior to visiting and returning, had been so mystical I would have not believed it had I not seen the exact same music 🎶 store I had witnessed in my dream and a bus driver smirking “Oh I see you had a vision quest.” Leaving me further shocked, validated and confused with reality.
Forced Assimilation and Rejection of Shamanism
Still then, my gifts seemed odd and conflicting during decades where such supernatural experiences were ridiculed and hushed. Gifts such as these had been practically erased from our genealogical lineage through painful and desperate assimilation of religion, Catholicism, Christianity, Jehovah’s Witness ideology, let alone, academic and scholastic indoctrination heavily influenced by European psychology and white supremacy. These anti-indigenous views resulted not only in my own personal crisis, but often conflicts in my familial relationships. If I said I remembered past lives and could “travel” —both Earth through portals and contact outerworldly planetary beings, or “that I was from Spdet because we are stars having a human experience” I’d get a “what’s wrong with your daughter” comment or “you’re a weird bitch” from my sister.
The more authentic I was to my Highest Self, the greater the wedge between family grew. It was a heartbreaking paradox. And so, I conformed until I went into utter silence. I cannot place ANY blame, however, on family, because I was so afraid of these gifts, my own power, and their responsibilities that I chose silence as an excuse rather than walking fully in my inheritance on this planet.
It is through many years in this painful duality that today I fully admit: My purpose here is healer, is helper, is teacher because my Soul (Sol☀️) is “that old” and I come from women who carry these gifts of knowing in their wombs.
Embarking on Eldership – Auset Wisdom
At this age, embarking myself, on eldership, at the crone stage, at the Auset stage, and seeing this great shift where others are awakening I can no longer stand by and pretend to assimilate to a dying dream that was paradoxically illusory (and rotten) from its conception; it’s closer to insanity than the latter. 😀
Conflicts with Recognizing Shamanism
For some reason, Shamanism was something Blacks just did not talk about or recognize even in most sisterhood communities. I remember being in Queen Afua’s Sacred Women course in 2000 and one exercise from her book 📖was to envision a picture of a hieroglyph. I went into full on dance twirling my body to a drum in my head where I was transported inside a temple. In class, I remember saying how the Earth was my teacher and the animals having sacred messages. Not a single word of shamanism was EVER uttered.
Identity Shared Among Other Tribal Native Americans
The only recognizable moment I received was from a Cherokee woman who stated strongly that “we were relatives!” Ironically the sister I had driven with had family records of being from Oklahoma tribes, yet I don’t recall the same kind of greeting that I received that day. I had entered her sweat lodge by first hugging 🤗 what felt to me to be a “giant crystal” literally a mountain she had built her home on. Even then when she called me a relative, saying she knew me, and hugging me I couldn’t fully understand or recognize all she was revealing. I was taught that I was African in school, by Marcus Garvey, Black leaders, and absolutely through repetitive American academic and legal institutional policy. Yet, consciously, I was African, while subconsciously and spiritually, I was following the ways of my indigenous ancestors whom I didn’t even know! Not one family member had spoken of ANY indigenous lineage accept on my mother’s fathers Guadeloupe side. Through early deaths of my grandma and family estrangement these oral histories were lost, forgotten and buried. It wasn’t until I had a dream of an ancestor on my father’s mothers’ side on American soil that showed me that these Autochthonic aboriginal indigenous tribes of people existed long before the later Native Americans crossed the Bering Straits. The vision showed me prior to me researching any YouTube channel or discovering books that would show and prove this vision was fact.
In another instance, the opening of the Native American Museum in Washington, DC, where many tribes from around the world commenced was one of the most power-filled sacred experiences. Native Americans and Autochthonic Indigenous Americans from North, South and Central America came together on the lawns, dancing, visioning, praying and claiming. These tribes showed up in every color from dark Ethiopian jet black, to various shades of copper colored, to near white, decked in feathers, and paint from their regions. I remember an elder Blackfoot coming to me speaking in Algonquin language. He had a cowboy hat with a bushy afro and spoke to me like a wise elder would speak to his kin. What struck me most during this event was that every so-called race melted into oneness. Everyone acknowledged the other. In that vortex, for that moment the land under our feet felt like ‘home.’
Being Called Out, Questioning Black Identity
It was the same “shock” I had while living in New York in the mid – late 90s. I had visited a Rasta store carrying my Kupigani Ngumi book when the Rasta elder asked “why” I had the book in the first place. The questioned statement left me momentarily speechless. For in my eyes, I had ALWAYS been African, always “Black” — wearing Bantu-knots, carrying Ankh’s, wearing headwraps, and kente fabrique. But this brother looked me in my eyes and said, “You’re Native American not African!” It felt like a blow, a dagger of betrayal. Perhaps he saw my Spirit, an Ancestor, lineage of generations forgotten that at that time I was not well-read enough to see!
I looked at my Peruvian llama poncho, the tree printed african fabrique, and red and white checked shirt as “African” garb back then. I didn’t fully understand “why” I felt so kinnected to the indigenous Americans AND African culture. In my mind I was both without question!! My collage artwork showed 2 continents of land and water, of the Indigenous of the Americas and the East African tribal clans wearing both Feathers🦅 and Leopards 🐆 and carrying the drum. Still then in the late 90s, there were no Dane Calloway’s, no Kurimeo Ahau, or Dr Alim Bey and there was no YouTube “university” or Elders who would teach me about my heritage, shamanism or unique gifts. But then shamanism is that way— you are often taught through dreams, through visions, through connections with animal spirits, elemental beings and “gods”.
Acceptance and Surrender
Perhaps, today I can fully open myself to accept and learn the power and potentiality of these gifts and help others! 💜☀️ to fully face my fears as the real mental illness albeit illusory in its very nature in hopes of completing this hero’s journey of greater realization. Being my Highest Self and living My Truth are acts of rebellious revolutionary love❤️ I am ready to tread even if that means I am alone 😉. Friday, June 2020 (2012).
In Love and Fortitude,
The Best Sea Moss drink I’ve made (or tasted) to date is a recipe I unconsciously through together one day!!!
Irish moss also known as carrageen moss contain complex carrageenan structures within the cell walls containing sulfated polysaccharides and marine biomass such as citrulline–arginine known to encourage skin and cell health. This unique algae species physiology increases human collagen and proteins improving overall skin regeneration and anti-aging properties. Chondrus Crispis contains the highest source of carrageenan and thickening-stabilizing, gelatin agents known in culinary arts and recipes around the world. In the Caribbean Irish Moss is a popular drink which has risen to immense popularity upon Dr Sebi’s recent passing.
According to the late great Dr. Sebi, Chondrus Crispis is one of the most important nutrients for melanin dominant humans. Sea moss drinks and Sea moss Teas are used as bio-mineral tonics to cleanse, detox, stabilize, alkalize, tonify, and strengthen cellular and molecular health and wellbeing.
Due to Chondrus Crispis unique chemistry and mineral content it is a pH alkalizer promoting blood health rich with 92 minerals and trace elements. Powerful source of vegan (vegetarian) iron and a non-dairy source of calcium strengthening thyroid and hormonal health, and anti-inflammation. Its noted as being demulcent, mucilaginous used as remedies for coughs, bronchitis, tuberculosis and intestinal issues.
Daria’s Mango Irish Moss drink recipe
Irish Sea Moss
Raw Honey 🍯
Organic Mango 🥭
**Please note I will update this post to include exact quantities to this recipe. When I created this drink it was spontaneous without measurements. (smile)
Quick Irish Moss Healing Benefits and Facts:
Chondrus crispus—commonly called Irish moss or carrageen moss —is a species of red algae which grows abundantly along the rocky parts of the Atlantic coast of Europe and North America. Wikipedia
Iron: 8.9 mg (per 100 g)
Protein: 1.51 g (per 100 g)
Energy: 49 Calories (per 100 g)
Zinc: 1.95 mg (per 100 g)
Scientific name: Chondrus crispus
Why Irish Moss is an amazing Superfood!
Vitamins and Minerals
- Iodine — Thyroid Glandular Health
- Beta carotene
- Trace Minerals
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B2, B3, B5, B6, B9
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Alkalizer and Blood Health
- 92 minerals and trace elements
Powerful Source of Iron and a Non-dairy Source of Calcium
- Thyroid Health (Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4) Hormones)
- Hair, Skin & Nails
- Anemia & Blood Health
- Diabets prevention
- Bone and Joint Support
- Reduces Inflammation
- Lowers Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
- Nervous System
- Regulates Menstrual System
- Sleep and Melatonin
- Strengthens Reproductive Organs
- Increase Metabolism & Burns Calories
- WeightLoss and Metabolism
- Aids Digestion
- Improves Cellular Function & Oxygen
- AntiViral, AntiCancer, Anti Herpes — polysaccharides or glycoprotein
We are witnessing an awakening in this world! Awakening of the mind, body and spirit amidst chaos and mayhem in American streets! But I watch and filter the news and propaganda with discernment — my fluorite gemstones close to my heart weeding through the storylines and flaming emotions burning through the American streets across this country. Even Europe has chimed in on the frequency of this Aquarian new age.
This Golden Age, some say, the stars say, is returning and we are all born for these days ahead no matter how tough, frightening, or confusing—we were born for this! We are all witnessing a great shift and change in this world we coined the matrix. We are awakening to not only question as we see these events occur and play out on the world stage but reclaim ourselves at our most fundamental level. It is a time the ancient Mayans and First Indigenous Americans have coined the end of the world, the fifth world, and the apocalypse ( which translated in Old English and Greek mean “to uncover” “reveal” (Wikipedia) “destroys the ruling powers of evil and raises the righteous to life” (Merriam-Webster).
Phase 2—from Covid-19 Lockdown to War against Americans?
The celestial alignments, conjunctions, retrogrades and harmonics have all opened to this new frequency. EVERYBODY not just the black populous is fighting this war on injustice. The latest George Floyd-Police Brutality drama caught on video is, yet another viral high-strung emotional reminder of the generational traumatic psychological-physical brutality program America has waged on its so-called black citizens. The George Floyd Police Brutality program once again shed light on one of America’s schisms, its dehumanizing social problem; the deep-rooted systematic injustice black and copper-colored Americans have endured since 1492. But this is not a history lesson, I won’t speak of the Papal Bull of Pope Alexander VI in 1493 that has been written into Americas legal framework.
I am speaking on the reaction and energy our young children, the Millennials and GenZs, are demonstrating across this globe. There is an energy that is indeed rising from underground (or cosmically) permeating throughout this planet that we are all witnessing taking many forms. As fires, revolts, peaceful protests, antagonizing riots, and “Black Lives Matter” campaigns heralded on gentrified lawns and picket protest signs. Even businesses like Amazon, Chipotle, Netflix, PS4’s Call of Duty, countries like Paris, Italy, Berlin, London, Australia, and more this catalyst has become a worldwide phenomenon for change.
The Covid Wars — The Norm of Lockdown + Social Distancing
During this time, we call the mass 2020 awakening, Covid-19 ushered in fears throughout the planet. The propagation of fear; fear of death, fear of standing in proximity, fear of our fellow neighbors, fear of social distancing. That alone was traumatic! Watching the news and seeing countries decimated by their populous plagued by this “Corona” virus. Even the name Corona seemed to originate with an eerie secret mysticism as it was discovered during the early months of this pandemic by the media to be the name derived from the Italian patron saint of pandemic, St. Corona named by the Roman Catholic Church.
Fear of lockdown, fear of government? The layers peel back from the stories unfolding in the news media. We were bombarded with New York Governor Cuomo, Fauci, and Gates. Their obsessive move to vaccinate all Americans as the saving grace to this uncommon mysterious 2020 plague. The Spanish plague, the 1918 H1N1 flu virus pandemic which seemed to mimic and mirror Covid-19 historically was revisited as a teaching medical phenomenon. We were witnessing a myriad of cycles and events that were coming back around to the planet. Witnessing holes in the news, holes in medical facts and stories and questioning their validity and agendas.
Ironically, YouTube helped expose an eclectic mix of hidden agendas, allowing its American consumers privy to world governments, political leaders and conglomerate corporations during their censorship efforts. Questioning these “agendas,” we researched Bill Gates Eugenics lineage, ID 2020, The Fall of Cabal YouTube video, the Clintons, Yellow Journalism, Operation Paperclip, Epstein, Weinstein, George Soros, Pizzagate, Operation Mockingbird, and more:
- We learned that Soros owned and funded the Antifa organization linked with the Black Lives Matter organization through infiltration.
- We witnessed local and national peaceful rallies turn into violent revolts of looting and fires set to streets and police cars in dozens of towns.
- Police officers were outed as instigators of some initial violations! We witnessed disenfranchised black, Latino and white Americans looting in the name of George Floyd and BLM.
- We discovered through camera confessions that Antifa secretly provoked protestors and police! And that undercover police threw bricks into downtown businesses!
All the while, President Trump declaring Antifa (radical left-wing extremist group) an American terrorist organization. There were rumors from Twitter that we had witnessed a “secret internet blackout.” These events and allegations happening in real time on timelines so rapidly they seem to jerk and tear at the heartstring and emotions of the whole world. Everyone is watching! Everyone is acting!
Today, more Americans are weary of the validity and truth from news outlets, mainstream media, politicians, and government. When anti 5G researchers flooded YouTube, Google censored, demonized and demonetized YouTube channels. David Icke and others were not only demonetized, flagged and removed altogether! As an American writer, these events are cringeworthy and alarming. No matter if I agree with David Icke, Alex Jones, and others, being banned on America’s number one search engine is censorship and banning of First Amendment Rights. Many channels on YouTube had been flagged for using words like “Corona Virus, 5G, Vaccines,” etc., as 5G conspiracy theorists who quickly became the brunt of jokes even Charlamagne tha God on The Breakfast Club clowned.
However, my own research showed there was indeed a connection! Botany scientists like KT the Arch Degree,researcher and metaphysician Dr. Alim Bey, and others including the late great Dr. Llaila Afrika were not the crazy conspiracy theorists. These are just a few of the modern-day healers, shamans, scientists, and researchers dedicating their lives to heal and educate humanity even at the price of community ridicule. What was happening here? There seemed to be this dark insidious energy to silence free speech, free thought, and anti-government thought! America was slipping into a surreal Orwellian dystopian future and we were all actors of this great myopic stranger-than-fiction epic.
Why hadn’t I seen all these early April Covid-19 Anti 5G Pro Constitutional Rights protests on mainstream news outlets? Who were these “Anti Vaxxers” rallying around the country? Where was the news on the Anti Covid-19 Lockdown Movement in America that prompted gun toting Americans to storm state capitols across the country? Who was coining the “Boogaloo” related armed groups to protests against government and agents? What the fuck is going on in America? According to Idaho State Journal, “the largest standing army in the world are American Firearm Owners.” Sit with that for a moment, let is sink in — Really sink in!
Who was coining the “Boogaloo” related armed groups to protest the American government and their agents? What the fuck is going on in America? Where these the same groups or divisions within white America? Interestingly to note, many black YouTubers were concerned with the “Boogaloo” movement stating they were part of the anti-black, nazi extremists’ groups we witnessed in Virginia—perhaps some are! Other sites in my research investigated this group and found a Facebook group called the Big Igloo Bois, of 30,637 followers, stating the following:
“If there was ever a time for bois to stand in solidarity with ALL free men and women in this country, it is now.” They further stated, “This is not a race issue. For far too long we have allowed them to murder us in our homes, and in the streets. We need to stand with the people of Minneapolis. We need to support them in this protest against a system that allows police brutality to go unchecked.”
There are so many layers and dimensions to the various groups, movements, and distrust of the American Government we must consider that every ideology and polarity exists in this country. According to Idaho State Journal, “the largest standing army in the world are American Firearm Owners.” Sit with that for a moment, let this really sink in!
Double Consciousness + The Art of Mental Transmutation
Emotions are running high in America! I have a soldier friend suffering from PTSD and triggered by the riots in American streets. This brother is torn between a psychosis of military allegiance and the right to fight for his beautiful brown children. No one should have to be put through this kind of schizophrenic dogma. In the late 90s at Bronx Community College, I wrote about DuBois’s “Double Consciousness” plaguing the mind of Negros in America. Are we “Americans”? Are we “free citizens” Are we “slaves?” Why were so called white American citizens able to walk into our states capitols fully armed with rifles, machine guns, and military gear while unarmed black youth, men, and women are shot and murdered with no penalty?
George Floyd may have been the catalyst echoing out into the world for social change but not the only issue Americans have in America. George Floyd as a metaphor seen through the lens of the oppressed in America represents everything wrong in America. At its very core there is slavery – and the capitalism, wealth by the means and tools of racism this unjust system has built its globalized empire. Human trafficking is a worldwide problem most governments ignore—Why is that? What about organ harvesting, and children pedophilia rings?
On the other hand, and through another lens, if George Floyd is fake news mastered through puppeteers and elite agenda makers then we will most likely be heading to war on American soil fighting for freedom either way. Because Trump would continue to dismantle American government agencies and American freedoms we would be forced to fight for! When I started out to write this short article of commentary, I had not intended to illustrate long-winded prose, but there seems to be far too many questions in the form of leads, agendas, false flags, censorship, tyranny, fascism and their polarities far too important to ignore. Silence is acceptance.
The truth is we are forced to confront and reconcile with Americas polarized mental illness, its atrocities against humanity and the planet, and our willing participation through acceptance as the ‘norm,’ business as usual, and covert and in your face racist behaviors, ideologies, and institutions. How can you restore your own sense of sovereignty amidst this mayhem playing out on the world stage? Reclaim yourself! For even a moment, sit back and reclaim your Mind! For at some point in this we are going to be forced to make life changing decisions about family, lineage, identity, rights, sovereignty and more.
“Mind (as well as metals and elements) may be transmuted,—The Kybalion.
from state to state; degree to degree; condition to condition;
pole to pole; vibration to vibration. True Hermetic Transmutation
is a Mental Art.”
Transmutation is a form of alchemy. The word “Transmute” means “to change from one nature, form, or substance, into another; to transform” (Webster). The Kyballion states:
And accordingly, “Mental Transmutation” means the art of changing and transforming mental states, forms, and conditions, into others. So you may see that Mental Transmutation is the “Art of Mental Chemistry,” if you like the term–a form of practical Mystic Psychology.
At its core we understand that all things are mental projects and thought forms. From this square or groundedness, we can better see, think, feel, operate and navigate in this world full of distractions, illusions, and dimensions. We only control our selves. It is the self (Self with a big letter) that makes all things real. The Self is the observer. In quantum theory, the Self as the observer “force electrons to behave like particles”, i.e., taking form from waves into things! I would add even ‘events’ need attention from the observer or in this case observers to create form. (The very occurrence happening in the media, on our phones, in the streets causing and affecting American and later global policy).
How can we change our over reaching, over taxed, traumatized emotions and emotional bodies?
How to Transmute (Negative) Mental Energy
- Get Outside and Get Sun! Vitamin D3 is activated by the Sun which triggers other vitamins and minerals to come online and assist in immunity and body function. The sun is our ancient friend ready to heal, photosynthesize, and help maintain wellness of body, minds and spirit.
- Drink lots of fresh high alkaline water! Add Lemons or Limes to your water! Drink water to flush out toxins and keep organs and skin clear.
- Meditate! Keep your spiritual body in high vibration by meditating and breathing regularly.
- Create and Speak Affirmations! Your body is 70-80% water. Water vibrates!
- Get shots of Chlorophyl! Green drinks, green smoothies, alkalize that blood.
- Drink Sea moss! Get some Irish Sea moss, Bladderwrack, and eat other sea veggies to bring up iodine and immunity levels.
- Practice Yoga, Qigong, Tai chi! These spiritual physical disciplines produce amazing results effecting not only physical health but emotional and mental health. They fortify and strengthen the auric field and one’s vitality.
- Dance, Sing, and Laugh! Raises the vibration from lower levels to higher levels. A classic song with a good beat emanating positive energy is contagious just as smiles and laughter is healing to the spirit.
- Bike, Jog, Play, Hike, Walk and walk some more! Movement is key and prevents the body (mind/spirit) from stagnation.
- Mantras and Meditate some more! Mantras are words of power you can use as tools to strengthen your mind, body and spirit. Try them with meditation with sound healing, ancient Sanskrit or Kemetic chants, or words you create to deepen concentration and focus on your objective. The use of a mantra like Ram connects you to Mars (Sun and Ketu) energy which also aids the solar plexus chakra assisting making quick decisions, memory, gut feelings, and personal power. Gods of Mars are invoked for protection and to ward off enemies, evil influences and vanquish fear, financial debts and disease. Deep breathing techniques are key to controlling mental exhaustion, the nervous system optimal health, body functions and even depression.
- Talk to People and Be Kind! Take your energy seriously and with responsibility. Talk to people even if they don’t respond the way you expected. Your efforts and kindness work in your favor. These acts further bring your grace and favor. Your heart center permeates your auric field and can produce amazing results not only for you but for others around you. Acts of random kindness with nothing to expect in return contain magical twofold healing and ripple effect into the universe.
- Be and Feel Prepared! Don’t sit around and wait for the worst. Prepare yourself and family by creating a plan, store food, grow food, get legal fire arms, create networks and contingency plans in case of emergencies.
- Create an Ancestor Altar! Do not fear death. Death is not the end only a cycle to be embraced, honored, respected, and more. Modern Americans lost this connection through forced religious practices and doctrines. Ancient Americans, and autochthonic and indigenous clans, however, hold their dead ancestors in highest esteem. We know we can use our family lineage to seek guidance, teachings, and greater understanding. Ancestor altars create a gateway of ethereal communication through dreams. We can feel more connected and grounded in our reality with this form of sacred communication.
- Practice Rituals that Elevate Consciousness, Protection, and Peace of Mind! There are many rituals once can create and practice. Using the imagination is the source of conjuring images and symbols of protection, wellbeing and prosperity. The eye of Fatima is an ancient symbol used by women to invoke protection for self and family. Envision this symbol on your person, on windows, in or around your home. Call on Ancestors and guardians to protect yourself and family. You can use any image, deity, or symbol. For some this may be Jesus, protection pentagrams, sacred geometric shapes, deities (gods or goddesses), Archangels like Michael or St. Germain, elemental beings, or other thought-forms that help elevate and provide calm and resolution.
- Pay Attention to Celestial and Cosmological events! Our ancient ancestors knew there is a direct connection between what happens on the planet Earth and astrological events. They recorded and kept years of predictions and astrological events. Pay attention and align your energy and intentions with these ancient celestial and terrestrial events. Use the power of words to create thoughtforms, healing vibrations, and divine guidance for your human journey.
You are more powerful than you think! Don’t have to feel powerless or fearful during this time. 2020 has arrived as a bringer of change and transformation to dismantle a failing system and usher in a new age of awareness and consciousness. I stand with you towards this mental transmutation where there is freedom and justice for all of humanity.
In Love and Solidarity,
Resources and Citation** (partial):
Antifa – leftist, anti-fascist political activist group. Individuals involved in the movement tend to hold anti-authoritarian  and anti-capitalist views, subscribing to a range of left-wing ideologies such as anarchism, communism, Marxism, social democracy and socialism. (Wikipedia).
Black Lives Matter movement – Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international human rights movement, originating from within the African-American community, which campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people. BLM regularly holds protests speaking out against police brutality and police killings of black people, and broader issues such as racial profiling, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system.
Boogaloo movement – The boogaloo movement, members of which are often referred to as boogaloo boys or boogaloo bois, is a loosely organized American far-right extremist movement.
The groups are generally described as far-right or alt-right, although some groups have also been described as libertarian or anarchist. Members attend protests heavily armed and wearing tactical gear, and sometimes identify themselves by wearing Hawaiian shirts along with military fatigues. Members of the boogaloo movement often wear Hawaiian shirts along with military fatigues to identify themselves at protests, such as this 2020 VCDL Lobby Day gun rights demonstration in Richmond, Virginia.
Al Jazeera. What Is the ‘Boogaloo’ Movement? 5 June 2020, www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/boogaloo-movement-200604173050475.html.
“Antifa (United States).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 6 June 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antifa_(United_States).
“Black Lives Matter.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 7 June 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_Matter.
“Boogaloo Movement.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 7 June 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boogaloo_movement.
“CHAPTER III: Mental Transmutation.” The Kybalion: Chapter III. Mental Transmutation, www.sacred-texts.com/eso/kyb/kyb05.htm.
Evans, Robert, et al. “The Boogaloo Movement Is Not What You Think.” Bellingcat, 27 May 2020, http://www.bellingcat.com/news/2020/05/27/the-boogaloo-movement-is-not-what-you-think/.
Dr. Llaila Afrika’s book Afrikan Holistic Health was one of the first books I purchased on my Self+Healing journey back in the early 90s. I was saddened and yet slowed to happiness to hear of this great healer passing today. It was during the hours I was told to study that I received the Blackmagic YouTube notification and followed up with a Google search to find that indeed Dr. Afrika had passed today, Sunday, March 22, 2020 having lived 74 years on Earth.
During this Coronavirus “Global shut-in” and the TV propaganda explaining not only what it is but how its devastating selected cities around our globe I’ve been observing and studying. I’ve been researching not only what the coronavirus is but how our bodies and the elements that activate this virus.
Healers and plant-lovers like KT the Arch Degree have done phenomenal work (study) and research on the relationship with 5G and how it activates the coronavirus internally on a cellular level with the destruction of cells causing mycoplasma contamination and mycoplasma lung disease such as pneumonia (mycoplasma pneumoniae). I had heard and researched many studies on 5G and its detriment to our health on a global level. In my own research it was quite simple to see the correlations between towns or cities with the rollout of 5G and the severe death tolls and cases of the Coronavirus.
For instance, although Washington State is only separated by the Columbia River its death tolls and cases were grossly alarming compared to its neighbor Oregon! Yet earlier this month, I remembered reading that some IT activists were meeting up to prevent Oregon (Portland) from following in Seattles and Washington’s footsteps in being a Smart City which used facial recognition. At the time I thought it was odd but also mentioned to my son how significant this seemed. It wasn’t until more research showed that like China fully operating in 5G technology while variables of small amounts of sunlight (daytime sun exposure), and/or pollution smog blocking the sun and leaving little to no oxygen, Washington State may have seen more coronavirus cases and deaths due to these variables. Surprisingly many of the countries hit the hardest followed these same variables. (Great job KT!)
According to the late Dr. Afrika in his lecture “Melanin (We Are Different)” (watch on YouTube) he states we should be outside for at least 2 hours each day to soak in the sun and activate ‘melanin’ and our immunity (Vitamin D) and the pineal gland and other endocrine glandular functions.
In Portland people are responding to the Coronavirus by taking fresh air walks, exercising in parks (basketball, tennis, walking dogs, baseball, skateboarding, sitting alone and in groups on the spring grass) others are walking, running and jogging, and getting sun anyway they can!
Yesterday on our way to the park for a lil sun gazing, “we” received disdain from a Caucasian neighborhood resident walking in the opposite direction. Minutes passed before I addressed her obvious look of disgust which caught my son off guard. The day before I had also received similar looks from much older baby boomers walking passed me. It wasn’t really him she revealed her disdain for but me and it triggered energy and emotions I had been wrestling with for sometime residing here in Portland. It was part of a culmination of events which strongly supported the overt racism so prevalent in this part of the United States.
It prompted a poetic response which my son said he felt throughout his bones. I refuse to be anything other than who I am authentically. If I wear my hair natural and it looks like tiny snakes of some foreign- Etruscan Medusa so be it. If my hair stands straight up into the ethers like I was struck by the hole of the galactic center; so be it. If my body is naturally shaped where my ass stands against gravity like a track runner; so be it (I am blessed). If I decide to wear Egyptian leggings that’s my business! If I want to wear Cleopatra and Auset (Goddess Isis) or Athena turquoise as adornment on my eyes- and my wrists like the Goddesses before me; so be it.
I carry some of the oldest DNA on this planet, women like me have been here for millions of years. Our prototype can not be erased not through gentrification or with the pen. We aren’t going anywhere! The whole experience had been exhausting yet activated a plethora of questions, frustrations, and ideas in my own psyche. That night I opened up another first books which I revisited to help identity some of core psychological diseases which plagued not only some of the Portland residents but many in our country, the psychology of racism.
Sadly, these are the consistent subtle and overt psychological maladies people of color endure in this country. It’s also ironic since many of the African Americans have lineage on this side of the continent as Indigenous Americans. The idea of living without color is but a dream we have yet to attain. It’s constant reminder permeates in all facets of our society and doctrine. This post was written originally March 22, 2020 and look at the world today protesting for justice and equality for the George Floyd Police Brutality Murder and so many others.
May we heal our Minds, Bodies and Spirits!
In Love and Empowerment!
Indian winter is a play on the term Indian summer. It’s been anything but winter here. Rainy, gloomy, and cold, but hardly a freezing, snowing winter. And the pre-spring weather has been delightful. Not Miami or Texas pre-spring but neither freezing cold nor scalding hot. Although, I must share openly, I love the heat– the extreme steam of coastal Savannah, the dry arid Arizona and Texas intense sun and east coast changes in seasons. Portland has been a bit of a shock to my system! I couldn’t have imagined the immense rainy months could have such an effect on my wellbeing. I had not taken into account my dependency and true love of the sun. Call me a Sun child– daughter of the sun, goddess of the sun. For anyone who feels as intense about the elements as I do location matters. For travel and relocation of any state or continent first do your research and remember that genetics (DNA) does matter and predispose to specific necessities to maintain balance and wellness. If for instance, you reside in a rainy location and you are heavily menlinated than you must intentionally pick up exercise, even simple daily walks in nature, active and intentional sun exposure to interface with your melanin immunity and vitamin D – mineral – molecule cellular activation is vital. Herbs, supplements, minerals, raw vegan and vegetarian diet is also primary including high amounts of sea moss. They are tools to maintaining healthy, body, mind and spirit. (for starters)
It’s been sometime since I posted. Instead of writing what I’ve been in to, I created a short movie to one of my favorite songs. It was inspired by a walk in the park. While I was “breathing” in all the colors, sounds, and elements I had Autumn Leaves (Miles Davis) streaming to the back drop. It was the perfect movie and I decided to capture tiny frames and add my fall, winter and pre-spring moments. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the music. I for one L – O- V – E jazz and must not have been a jazz musician in a past life (lol). I can see the God in so many of our genres of artistry. I am always amazed by the beauty and genius.
Working through chakras
Was walking through the park this afternoon after an awful headache I couldn’t seem to shake. I woke up like this, in this kind of groggy fleeting pain. Up until last month, I didn’t believe in pain. And because I didn’t believe in pain, I rarely, if ever experienced it. It may seem like what I’m sharing is a paradox and it just might be but again this is earth. I conditioned my body to be flexible enough to have no back aches. If a lower back ache occurred near my kidneys I’d acknowledge my adrenals or kidneys and act accordingly. Prepare herbs to nourish the inner body and cell and and drink lots of fresh water. And thus any pain would quickly disappear. Because of my belief, I rarely (if ever) had menstrual cramps. I didn’t believe in them so they didn’t exist. Ironically, the women in my family suffered greatly from dis-eases like endometriosis, fibroids, painful periods, and other reproductive chakra-energy problems. My own realization is however that mind was over matter. I conditioned my mind and body to align so my reality fell in line to reflect my thoughts and beliefs. Of course, I also followed dietary investments to ensure the outcome I created. Truth be told I started vegetarian eating in high school. It is amazing how powerful our mind is to our environment, body and spirit. We are much stronger than we care to know. But let me share with you the paradox.
Lately my body has been releasing pain and kinks. I started working on chakras and trauma. I started a yoga challenge. Through my yoga practice, in my chakra meditations, in my writing and journaling. Through the words I think and speak. I’ve been purging sorta speak. The release of old memories most likely trapped in my body. Chakra work, like all other work, is full of extreme effort. It’s working with the energy in your body. Yoga helps to release stagnant, blocked, trapped energy. Yoga assists in bringing flow, Prana, life force, breath and balance back into energy centers or meridians. The effort is daily full of intention. Some not so easy. Some surprisingly simple. Sometimes the effort is as simple as sitting on the mat in child’s pose and breathing deeply. I been doing a lot of chakra work. Working on trauma. And because I am intuitively “sensitive” I even feel tapped into the channeling of trauma from generations, ie people in my family. (powerful stuff, exhale)
And so by the time I got to the park the sun facing west, my headache had subsided and dissipated into the ethers. I was light as the wind.
Sun gazing and giving thanks. Breathing in the beauty of nature. It is a meditation in seeing, as well as, breathing. The next day, I returned to the park sneakers on my feet playlist in my ears running. I ended my yoga challenge day contemplating the philosophy du jour— happiness.
Happiness is _______________.
Happiness is the feeling I get when I push through stick with and fucking FINISH ___________.
Happiness is sitting on a big ass moss tree log and listening to old school rap.
Happiness is the struggle of my stomach muscles pulling themselves back together after months of ignorance (ignoring) lol.
Happiness is finishing my yoga journal.
Happiness is completing a yoga session and/or running.
Happiness is being who I am. Authentically. Unapologetically.Sea Moss (chondrus crispus), Vegan Mediterranean Oatmeal, and DIY Sage+Feathered bundle (pictured above)
Then from my journal I “unplugged” and I began the physical aspect of this ancient science practicing core strength yoga.
I failed and failed and failed over again quite beautifully building my abs. Flexing and smoothing out the kinks. Releasing parts of my back into (royal) cobra. Hugging myself and melting into savasana (receiving all there is).
Truth be told, I’d rather be studying the Kama Sutra. But for now I am exactly where I need to be. Conditioning the Mind and Body back to wellness.
In Healing, Wellness, and Empowerment,