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.

 

The Tree of Life – Discovering the Baobab Fruit

The African Longevity Tree

Adansonia digitata (materia medica),  the Lion King fruit tree, is also known by many names such as “Queens of the Forest, Tree of Life, Roots of the Sky, The Source of Water (Life), is the baobab tree grown throughout Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, colonial Caribbean, Australia, and Asia (Malaysia). It’s known for its life giving positive properties and a powerhouse of healing benefits.

The international demand for the baobab fruit has risen to an all time high from Europe, Japan and the United States allowing baobab farmers from Eastern and Southern African regions to “supply over 700,000 metric tonnes of Baobab fruits annually” according to Bizna.

“Commercialization of the Baobab could provide rural communities in Eastern and Coastal regions with a financial incentive to protect woodland forests,” says John Mlamba, the chief executive officer of Management of Arid Zones Initiatives and Development Options (MAZIDO) International. ” 

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The Lion King’s Rafiki (Wisdom Keeper) under the Baobab Tree eating “The Fruit of Knowledge” ie the Tree of Life. ©1994. Disney. The Lion King.

The baobab tree, the “Longevity Tree” have been carbon dated to be as old as 2000 years old, some say 5000 and 6000 years old! It trunk holds over 120,000 litres or 32,000 US gallons of water for the arid, dry often drought regions it inhabits.

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The Spirit of the Baobab Tree

The tree is known for sparking words like ‘longevity,’ ‘healing,’  and ‘positivity’, but this is something I researched via Youtube and web articles. I have yet to travel to a region where these massive trees  grow and feel the energy firsthand. Trust me, its on my travel list! I always feel like a scientist trying out new products and information on myself, taking notes of feelings, energy, emotions, body and physiology that occurs due to my new discovery and evaluating if something is worth time, money, resources, energy, etc. I don’t take anything at face value or word of mouth. I can’t wait to explore this tree and be at the foot of its roots and its people.

When I stumbled into the aisle with this product I asked an older black woman her thoughts on the Baobab Tree fruit and if it was worth my money. She hurriedly scattered along with an “I don’t know, I never used it before.” I thought it was odd since  she not only worked in the store, but could benefit from the variety of healing products, as well as, assist others in their search and knowledge of products. Nevertheless, something told me to buy it anyway at a whooping $20 for the powder and $14.99 for the oil I felt I had to have it and use it immediately.  (Wegmans store prices, 2018).

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Elements of the fruit pulp of Adansonia digitata: (clockwise from top right) whole fruit pulp chunks, fibers, seeds, powder from the pulp. Photo Credit: © 2015. Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0.  T.K. Naliaka. 


My Personal Findings – Skin and Hair

When I make a little porridge or bath, the baobab fruit brings  immense calm and grounding elemental energy to my body, mind, and spirit! I have a sense of ease and knowingness that overcomes me. When I make the paste I can still taste it long after I’ve eaten other foods or drinks — it lingers it’s tarty flavor on my tongue.  I’ve also purchased the baobab oil from Aura Cacia brand and have been using it on my skin and hair during this dry fall season in Virginia. My genetics are really made for the South and the Caribbean and traveling and living in these regions have proved that my skin and hair health do much better in hot, wet, tropical temperatures such as Savannah, Georgia (USA), the Mexican Peninsula (Central America) and Guadeloupe, FWI (Caribbean) climates. In these countries (regions), I don’t have to consistently moisture my skin and my hair is not dry or dull but contains its natural moisture, health and shine! When in an American colder climate, I have to constantly keep my skin oiled, and hydrated with essential oils, she butters, coconut oil, etc and there seems that nothing I do prevents my skin and hair from drying.

Lighter Menses Due to High Iron-High Vitamin C Nutrient Rich Vitamins, Fats, and Minerals

So far I’ve found that the Baobab Oil is a great moisturizer for my skin, although I seem to also require Shea Butter (Free Trade) for my hair and skin, in addition to the baobab oil. I’ve been drinking my baobab powder daily and experiencing a much lighter menstrual cycle. My energy and emotional health is increased where I am able to still workout at the gym and not feel fatigue or lethargy!  KT the Arch Degree does a wonderful alchemical breakdown on the baobab tree and its effect on the African American women’s menstrual cycle, anemia-iron deficiency, and the baobab fruit (powder) synergistic chemistry and physiology for easier menses and hormonal balance! It’s worth a watch, he’s a wonderful scientist and teacher! Ironically, I found his video on YouTube after I had made the purchase and started using the product and its been a great benefit and worth the investment!

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Photo Credit: © 2018. Daria Smith Giraud for NaturalSelfGoddess Blog.


Healing Benefits of the Baobab Fruit and Oil

The leaves of the baobab tree can be eaten as vegetables while the fruit (seed) is the only seed that naturally dehydrates while still on the tree. The dried yellow fruit the size of a coconut contains a whooping 12% water and has a strong citrus lemonade mango-like flavor. The fruity powder contains the highest concentration of the synergistic chemistry compounds of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol).

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Adansonia digitata (leaves). Location: Oahu, Ala Moana Beach Park. Photo Credit: 2008. Creative Commons. Forest & Kim Starr. Permission (Reusing this file) http://www.starrenvironmental.com/imageusepolicy/

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Baobab Fruit Seeds. © 2018. Bizna Kenya.

The baobab tree seeds produce a yellow oil that is rich in a variety of known and unknown fatty acids including Omega 3, 6, and 9, and is a natural skin moisturizer and protector producing high amounts of collagen and is a natural nail and hair growth and strengthener.

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Village Guardians – Za Baobab ( Adansonia za) – Madagascar © 2008 TreeGirl Studios. URL: https://www.treegirl.org/za-baobab.html

The Healing Benefits of Baobab Fruit

Not only does the fruit provide a satiety effect leaving you feel full and satisfied, the baobab fruit contains the highest amount of bioflavanoids and antioxidants, Vitamin C, dietary fibre and polyphenols, carbohydrates, potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, calcium, magnesium, iron, phytosterols, proteins, fats and more.  Healing benefits include treating fever (Malaria), gastrointestinal, Vitamin C deficiency, and prebiotic – gut health (microbiomes). It boosts energy, builds immunity, cleanses the liver (detoxifies), improves heart and varicose vein health, improves sleep, and supports weight loss. It’s a powerful workout drink (smoothies) and juice.

The powder has a high source of:

  • Vitamin C (6x more vitamin C than 100 oranges to 1 tablespoon powder)
  • Antioxidants (21 x stronger than Goji berries, 20x more potent than Acai)
  • Potassium (6x richer than bananas)
  • Calcium (2x potent than milk)
  • Magnesium (30 milligrams)
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B6
  • Calcium
  • Iron (1.2 milligrams)
  • Potassium
  • 50 % dietary fiber
  • Starch free, sugar free

Powerful healing benefits:

  • Eases and strengthens the Nervous system
  • Immune system defenses
  • Metabolic energy 
  • Improves Psychological health
  • Protect cells from oxidative stress
  • Anemia and iron deficiency
  • Biomes and gut-health

The Healing Benefits of the Baobab Oil

The oil has nutritive fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9) including dihydrosterculic acid, malvalic acid, arachidic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. Essential minerals and vitamins including antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, iron (Fe), potassium (Vitamin K), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn), phosphorus (P), fiber, calcium (Ca), and protein. It’s a natural collagen producer for the skin and hair acting as a cleanser, moisturizer, hydration for skin pathologies like eczema, psoriasis, inflammatory diseases and redness, gum health and maintenance and more.


Sustainable Baobab Powder and Oil Companies


Sources and Citations:

Adansonia. (2018, October 07). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adansonia

Bizna Team. (2018, July 10). Why Baobab farming is Kenyas new goldmine. Retrieved from https://biznakenya.com/why-baobab-farming-is-kenyas-new-goldmine/

Baobab Fruit Powder, Natural Vitamin C Rich Superfood Prebiotic. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://superfoodpowders.net/baobab-fruit

McClees, H. (2015, February 04). This Superfood is Twice as High in Calcium Than Milk With More Antioxidants Than Açaí and Goji! Retrieved from https://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/baobab-south-african-superfood/

Muthai, K. U., Karori, M. S., Muchugi, A., Indieka, A. S., Dembele, C., Mng’omba, S., & Jamnadass, R. (2017, August 27). Nutritional variation in baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) fruit pulp and seeds based on Africa geographical regions. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29188039

Sherr, J. (2016). Adansonia digitata (African baobab). Retrieved from http://homeopathyforhealthinafrica.org/product/adansonia-digitata/

Dr. Sebi Interview – Biochemistry of the human body and the healing journey

This is an amazing interview with Dr. Sebi about the biochemistry of the body, his healing journey, and the ways to heal the body from any dis-ease! It’s very insightful as Dr. Sebi breaks down the healing of disease using chemistry,  electric herbs and abstinence from starch, milk and meat…  🙂 InJoy! ~ Ria (Daria)

 

 


Citation:

RockNewmanShow. (2015, October 23). Dr. Sebi on The Rock Newman Show. Retrieved from YouTube: https://youtu.be/Qx6_073GDkQ

 

The Journey Begins (out of Africa)

Note: This is a repost from a blog called My Face in History Project since there was no “sharing” features on this blog I reposted by copying and pasting! Injoy! 😉 ~ Ria (Daria)

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Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA, Research Shelf © Daria Danielle Smith Giraud. 2018.

 

 


The Journey Begins (out of Africa)

Africa is our root:  The root of all civilization of the world, the “light of the world”  (Massey, 1907),  the “mother of civilization” (Henrik Clarke, ).

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One statement that is common through my short lived studies of the autochthonic aboriginal in our global history is they repeat “We always been here! We were here since the beginning!” So how is this possible? And why was this never taught to us in school? Even at the university level to mention “black” origin other than the Lucy bones or some bones of an ancient African or “negroid” woman somewhere around the globe is permitted, the words “African”autochthonic is taboo, shunned and even banned from modern academia even when evidence prove otherwise.  In my own studies in anthropology I had the same disturbing gut feeling that I had when I was in my 5th grade social studies class and yelling out “this is a lie!” Some 30 years later, little has changed in the way of tearing down the walls of racism steeped in theory that was never proven openly but concealed and hidden privately by mainstream academics. The truth is their is more than enough evidence that prove “we were here!” long before Columbus set sail for the New World.

The journey begins out of Africa to new worlds.  We construct our boats made of reeds and papyrus and navigate with great precision and knowledge of the stars (astronomy) and mathematics, traverse across the Ethiopian Sea (the Atlantic) and the Pacific Oceans, to visit the Americas, South America, Asia, the islands of the Pacific. We set foot on the continents of Asia, in China, and Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, India and Australia. We inhabit those lands. We inhabit Europe, even Russia. We are everywhere on this planet earth. We build temples, pyramids, and mounds to our sacred gods. We are brothers and sisters of many nations with a common ancestor.  We build the richest ports of trade and commerce. We bring plants and seeds known to only Africa (Guinea) and plant in the new world Americas, on the Yucatan Peninsula, in Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil.

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IMG_8691We have always been the original aborigines of the land in every corner of this earth. Check the dead of our ancestors; the so called discoveries of skulls that have been found as early as the 1800s (Cremo, 1993).

The “Black”, the “Copper Colored”, the “Red Man” in the Americas

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Photo Credit (coming soon)

The word “Ethiopian” was used in context, does not refer to people from Ethiopia. It springs from “aethiops” which means “burnt skin.” People of sun-burnt skin (that is blacks) were sometimes referred to, at that point in time, in this broad and general way. Lopez de Gomara also describes the black Europeans sighted for the first time in Panama. “The people are identical with the Negroes we have in Guinea.” De Bourbourg also reports that there were two indigenous to Panama (Central and South America) – the Mandinga (black skin) and the Tule (red skin). Africans were not strangers to the Spanish and Portuguese. Black Africans and Arabs had invaded  Southern European in 711 AD and had established dynasties that profoundly affected Spain, Portugal and Sicily until the year 1492, the year of the African general Boabdi of the Almohade dynasty surrendered the very year Columbus set sail for the New World . (From the Mandingo Voyages) (Sertima, 1998, p.5)

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Africa is our root:  The root of all civilization of the world, the “light of the world”  (Massey, 1907) the “mother of civilization (Henrik Clarke, ) .” Africa is the root of the great Tree of Knowledge. The great Tree of Life. The world civilizations are the branches, the fruit, the seeds, and flowers of cultures and kingdoms, the Klans and tribes of the world, everywhere. Africa sprouted and birthed the great nations of this world from a cosmic source. We are indeed “celestial and terrestrial” (Churchward, 1910) as we have been since the beginning. As we traversed from land to land from nomadic to becoming agricultural communities we remained the autochthonic aboriginal indigenous inhabitants of the land on the planet. This was truth, memory, legend, and fact even evidenced up until the Columbus voyages to the Americas.

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Oglagla Sioux Tribal Nation (photo credit unknown, 1800s/1900s)

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Tribal meeting of original Narragansett & Wampanoag Native Americans in 1925, the Narragansett Tribe have been in the Rhode Island/New York area

Taking Your Land & Birthright

These “Europeans” after expelling the Mauriscos (Moriscos) or Moors from Spain in 1492  with the Alhambra Decree, also known as the Edict of Expulsion; Decreto de la Alhambra  Edicto de Granada (Spanish), immediately sent Christopher Columbus (also known as Cristòffa Cómbo (Ligurian), Cristoforo Colombo (Italian), and Cristóbal Colón (Spanish) to search for new lands in the Americas. These ‘new lands’ were believed to be the ports and cities connected to the once ruling Moors of Spain. Please note there was a second expulsion in 1609 by King Philip III called the Expulsion of the Moriscos, Expulsió dels moriscos which further sent the descendants of much of the royal moors previously in Spain out of Europe for good. European monarchs and the church wanted no trace of the Moors and their children (black, brown or mulatto admixtures) in any part of the Europe.

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The Papal Bull “Inter Caetera,” issued by Pope Alexander VI on May 4, 1493, played a central role in the Spanish conquest of the New World. Furthermore, The Discovery doctrine (in the Name of Christ) is a concept of public international law expounded by the United States Supreme Court in a series of decisions, most notably Johnson v. M’Intosh in 1823. The doctrine was cited in other cases as well. With Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, it supported the concept that tribes were not independent states but “domestic dependent nations”(Source: Wikipedia)

Chief Justice Marshall noted the 1455 papal bull Romanus Pontifex approved Portugal‘s claims to lands discovered along the coast of West Africa, and the 1493 Inter Caetera had ratified Spain‘s right to conquer newly found lands, after Christopher Columbus had already begun doing so,[7] but stated: “Spain did not rest her title solely on the grant of the Pope. Her discussions respecting boundary, with France, with Great Britain, and with the United States, all show that she placed it on the rights given by discovery. Portugal sustained her claim to the Brazils by the same title.

This is when most of their histories were banned and hidden from the history books and why you may not have heard of their existence in school or in movies to date. Further evidence prove that in the Doctrine of Discovery yet another catholic mandate further used a form of legal religious decree (man made instrument) to suppress, oppress and annihilate autochthonic aborigines and their indigenous descendants not only from history books, but from memory, land, resources and spirituality. The result of this legacy is the oppressive political policy we now call White Supremacy (WS) and has been part of a larger global phenomena throughout the old world and new world.

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Origins, the study

Before beginning our survey of rejected and accepted paleoanthropological evidence, we shall outline a few epistemological rules that we have tried to follow. Epistemology is defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary, as “the study of theory of the origin, nature, methods, and limits of knowledge.” When engaged in the study of scientific evidence, it is important to keep the nature, methods, and limits of knowledge in mind; otherwise one is prone to fall into illusion.” (Cremo, 1993, p. 7)

When we speak of beginnings there are a plethora of myths (mythologies) that speak to the origin and creation stories of man from around the world. Each religion, each spiritual system, each tribe has its own creation myth and human origin mythology. One common theme seen throughout many of these stories is the duality between earthly man and the god or celestial man. This dual nature in man is also illustrated heavily in the works of Churchward’s, “Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man“. In this book he goes into great detail and breath to compare ancient Mexico (Mayan and Aztec) spirituality, temples, artifacts, and symbols to those of ancient Egypt, in fact, he superimposes that these cultures are one and the same.  It is suggested and documented through evidence that the pygmy African ‘negroid’ phenotype is the oldest human on the planet. Yet in Cremo’s discoveries there exists many discoveries of ‘modern human’ skeletons (bones, skulls, femurs, etc) found as early as the 1800s.

Castenedolo Skull

This anatomically modern human skull (Sergi 1884, plate 1) was found in 1880 at Castenedolo, Italy. The stratum from which it was taken is assigned to the Astian stage of the Pliocene (Oakley 1980, p. 46). According to modern authorities (Harland et al, 1982, p. 110), the Astian belongs to the Middle Pliocene, wihch would give the skull an age of 3-4 million years. [p. 424, Forbidden Archeology]

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‘This twofold creation will account for the two Adams, the man of earth and the man from heaven, or man the mortal and the man the manes. In mythology the first Atum was solar. In the eschatology, the second Atum is the spiritual. The garden was made for the manes to cultivate, and the manes represents the second Adam, who as Egyptian is Nefer – Atum in spirit — otherwise man the manes in the garden of Amenta.” (Massey, 1907, p.425)

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Citations: 

Churchward, Albert. (1910). The signs and symbols of primordial man. New York: E. P. Dutton & co. Retrieved from 10.5479/sil.212089.39088000141432

Clarke, J. H. (1993). African people in world history. Baltimore, MD: Black Classic Press.

Cremo, M. A., & Thompson, R. L. (1993). Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race. Los Angeles: Bhaktivedanta book.

Massey, G. (1907). Ancient Egypt. The Light of the World: A work of reclamation and restitution in twelve books. S.l.: Old Book Publishing.

Pope VI A. (n.d.). The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Retrieved from https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/doctrine-discovery-1493. The Doctrine of Discovery , 1493, A Spotlight on a Primary Source by Pope Alexander VI.

Sertima, I. V. (1998). Early America revisited. New Brunswick: Transaction.

Sertima, I. V. (2003). They came before Columbus: The African presence in ancient America. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks.


Reposted with permission by © 2018. Daria Danielle Smith Giraud. All Rights Reserved.

Travel – Mini Vaca in Mayan Mexico

Cancun, Mexico

Ancient Mesoamerican Culture & Dreams 

Surprisingly this trip was rather impromptu unlike my attempt to visit Costa Rica a few months before.  The night before my flight,  I had found an AirbnB in Quintana Roo, Cancun, Southeast Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.  Honestly, I didn’t plan very well for this mini vacation which I wrote an article about my first night on what ‘not’ to do when traveling  (I still have to publish). But first, I had to give humility and thanks for this very sacred and spiritual ‘pilgrimage’. I had dreamed of Mexico almost all my adult life with small dreams (visions) that linked Mexico to many states in the Americas (like Arizona (Sedona), Montezuma’s Castle (Sinagua Indian tribes) where I wrote “home” in a red journal and marveled at the turquoise and copper artifacts the ancient “Anasazi” dwelled much like the ancient Malian Dogon in Africa).

There were anomalies, mysteries, and hidden puzzles to our history that seemed to fill my memories, dreams, and obsessions toward visiting these regions beyond merely dreaming of them. Like the sacred land of Arizona with the mysterious monuments and ‘temples’ I captured with my eyes and senses, the immense feeling of ancient Africa and ancient Asian still living and thriving in those vortices, I was convinced they were all linked to a common ancestor and had been not only traveled but inhabited by ancient African people. Mexico had similar mysterious otherworldly familiarity. I knew my ancestors had been ‘there’ not only brining civilization to these regions but leaving a legacy that still permeates Central (South America) and many regions within the United States.  There was this unspoken link to be traversed and reconnected within my soul.  Many tribes of various shades of cream, cinnamon, copper, and even black existed also within me and this last dream showed me Tulum and Coba pyramids!

I had no plan to climb a pyramid with its 120 steps nor swim in a 130 feet deep cenote (sinkhole) deep into the earth. But I did and even conquered some fears! I know longer have ANY fear of planes and find pleasure in sitting at the window watching “serpent clouds” and other images I wrote about in my journals.

 

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© 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

Mexico is mysteriously not considered either North American nor Central American but quite honestly both because of its controversial history that predates the arrival of the Spanish and Christopher Columbus including the later American Spanish Wars and many other caste wars which both annihilated and erased the African face out of Paleo-Indian conversation. I believe this territorial confusion to remain a hot debate. However, refutable evidence prove that the African Nubian presence in the Americas included the Mayan, Aztec, Inca (Ynca) and other existing and thriving merchant kingdoms of Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua as tribal royal and merchant territories of the Ancient Mayan Americas which expanded into North America, Southeast United States;  California, Arizona, Colorado, the Mississippi River, Ohio, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Florida, and Canada, to name a few.

 

Where I Visited

My first travels to Mexico was on 27-September 2018 and included a very short tour through the temples of the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, Mexico (Coordinates:20°29′41″N 87°44′10″W) of the ancient Mayan temples of  Kukulcan in Tulum, the tallest pyramid temple in Coba (Nohoch Mul, is the ancient name of this group of tallest pyramids; Ixmoja (also known as  Nohoch Mul and the Spanish word variant Coba)  and Calakmul  or  Kalakmul “the Snake Kingdom”  (k’uhul kaanal ajaw, Divine Lords of the Snake)  located in Campeche, Mexico), Ceynote or Cenote (Multum Ha one of three) and Playa Del Carmen.

*note: searching for meaning of Ixmoja which sounds very much like Yemoja (“Our Lady of Navigator”)! Also searching for Nohoch Mul true Mayan meaning.

 

Tulum

Tulum, Tulu’um, the Temple of the Wind is a Mayan city which served as a major port for trade, ritual and astronomical observation of the ancient Mayan navigators. This port was central and vital to the Ancient Olmec Mayans as it overlooked the Caribbean Sea and was a point of the natural African South American winds used to sail to the Americas. Tulum was a port city for the Mexican State of Quintana Roo along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico with coordinates 20°12′53″N 87°25′44″W. One of the largest cities constructed by the Ancient Olmec Maya, also known as the Zama City of the Dawn was a major trading hub its temples made of Limestone which keeps cool under the hot sun. Tulum is a fortified site housing three structures, El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes, and the Temple of the Descending God which dominated the coastal trade and land routes through Central America and the Americas.

Tulum is a very popular tourist sites in close proximity to Cancun and the Maya Rivera.  The third most viewed ancient ruin sites after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza. Tulum is considered a tropical savana climate. And is part of the Sian Ka’an (biosphere reserve), archeological center, hotelera zone, and pueblo town.

It is home of cenotes (sink holes) Maya Blue, Naharon, Temple of Doom, Tortuga, Vacaha, Grand Cenote, Abejas, Nohoch Kiin and Carwash cenotes and cave systems and the Tulum site houses a sacred lizard sanctuary while the beach houses nested turtles.

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Tulum, Kukulkan facing East, on the Caribbean Sea of the Yucatan Peninsula. © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

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Naturalselfgoddess Travel 2018 Tulum Quintana Roo , Kukulkan September 29 2018 Olmec Temples Mexico Mayan. © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

 

I had dreamed of lizards two distinct types both I saw at Tulum. The green grey ones all over the temples and temple grounds and the iguana orange striped one at the very entrance of the Tulum grounds was about 2 feet clinging to an indigenous Mayan descendant. I didn’t take a picture because I wanted to respect his space! I couldn’t believe how these lizards seem to be ‘guarding’ the temples and seeming to point toward sacred directions toward the see or parts of the temples. I was very humbled and thankful.

Lizards everywhere on the temples and temple grounds!

 

 

Coba,  Ixmoja

Coba Ixmoja is located as part of the Ancient Olmec Mayan sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, Mexico off the Caribbean Sea at the coordinates20°29′41″N 87°44′10″W. Located around two lagoons, Lake Coba and Lake Macanxoc, known as sacred waters that guarded the sites and elevated roads called sacbe or white road. The tallest temple pyramids in the Coba region are Nohoch Mul and  Ixmoja. Imoja  is 138 feet high and 120 steps descending and ascending and the tallest temple pyramid in the Olmec Mayan pantheon temple sites of the Yucatan Peninusula.

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Coba, Mexico. © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

 

Xaibe

Xaibe meaning “crossroads” part of the Coba Mayan city settlement and temple pyramids is also a city located in Belize. The Belize city was made up ancient Mayan settlers.  The Belize city was occupied by the indigenous Mayans after the Yucatan Peninsula caste war with the Europeans and known to celebrate the Day of the Dead as food for the souls as Hanal Pixan  a Mayan tradition. Xaibe in Coba is a watchtower made of limestone as an illuminated path for travelers in the night.

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Coba, Mexico. © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

Ixmoja

Ixmoja (Ximoja or Xaimoja) was an intense climb for a person like me afraid of heights! At an impressive 138 feet tall, and 120 ascending and descending steps, this pyramid is taller than the famous, Temple of the Sun, Chichen Itza.  Of course, I forgot to wear the correct shoes and had on swimming footwear but my adrenaline was on overdrive and with the rest of the tour group I couldn’t back down. Even half way up the pyramid I got cold feet, paralyzed for about 4 minutes to catch my breath, but I was cheered on and couldn’t turn back so I kept going!

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Coba, Temple of Ixmoja. © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

By the time i got to the top I was huffing and puffing and dripping in sweat, mostly out of managed fear and disbelief! My virgo moon about to spin out of control questioning how I’d get back down without falling to my death, but to manage the fear of overlooking the tallest tree, I didn’t take a picture or think more than 15 seconds, I just started to descend slowly with a 10 to 15 lb backpack keeping me as steady as I could plant my footing.

 

Top of Ixmoja (Ximoja/ Xaimoja or Coba Pyramid) — Over Coming My Fears 1 Adventure at a Time 

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Top of Ixmoja ( or Xaimoja /Coba) pyramid in utter fear of heights and wondering for a second how I was going to get back down! But I did descend as fast I could; adrenaline in full throttle limiting my thinking or rather managing my fear! What a triumph! © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

Riding through the Mayan Jungle

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After descending 120 slippery steps from the Coba (Xaimoja, Ximoja pyramid) I jumped back on my little turquoise bicycle. I hadn’t rode a bike in 20 years. Me and my 15lb backpack was flying through the jungle. © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

 

Such an amazing adrenaline rush produced such a harmonious healing experience for me coming from the states from so much racial turmoil into re-centering of my mind, body and spirit!

 

 

 

Ceynote MultumHa 

Cenote Multum – Ha is an underground sinkhole located in the Xian Ka’an  (Sian Ka’an) Mayan for “Origin of the Sky”region of Tulum. This is under the ground descending some 84 winding stairs to the cave made of dolomite and limestone as well as other cave rock. Such organic materials increase pH levels and add calcium and magnesium to purify the water.  I can admit I have NEVER felt water like this. It is soft and strong (potent) and completely alive, so clear you can see the 130 foot bottom of this basin.  I am not the best swimmer but again I didn’t let this stop me from experiencing the magnificence and majestic beauty. I rented a tiny life jacket and threw it over my Speedo and waistbeads and swam out to grab the rock with my tiny fingers.  Backstroked, floated and butterfly swam back and forth kept a smile on my face! Yet another fear I over came this day! Victory!

Many years ago, I had dreamed of what I learned were called ‘Cenotes’ or Sinkholes. In my dream the lakes would come alive in the night appearing to glitter under the moon. In one dream there was a home in a cave, that lead to a door where one could swim from one side to the larger lake it was healing medicine for the people of the community and had many powers. I didn’t realize until I arrived to Mexico that these cenotes were in my dreams! There are many cenotes in Mexico

 

 

Playa Del Carmen

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Playa Del Carmen shopping district and free Mexican Tequila Shots! © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

 

Hip Hop is Universal! Mexican Bboys in Playa del Carmen

I was amazed to find this Hip Hop Bboy show in Mexico. I was smiling from ear to ear listening to this African American music and witnessing these dancers for theirs in this arena as the crowd cheered and watched. For a second I felt like I was blasted onto a New York street corner in the 80s. It was fun, exhilarating, and made me giggle knowing that hip hop is truly an art loved and respected throughout the world bringing many tribes and races together under the umbrella of the music, dance, art, and culture.

 

We also had free tequila shots! I had coconut tequila, Mexican chocolate tequila, traditional tequila with lemon and salt, they were all amazing! Our group had a great time laughing, cheering each other on and chatting about our day and next travel plans.

 

Back in Cancun (KanKun) “Land of the Gold Snakes”

I spent a few days in Cancun and finally realized I was in walking distance to everything, major stores, shops, restaurants, bus stations that would take you to Chichen Itza, Mexico City, or Merida, banks, and supermarkets. The weather was amazingly perfect. On my last day it rained while the sun still shown above and cleared up as quickly as it started.  I also realized I was close to the Cancun hotel strip and party district!

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Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

 

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Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

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Coconut Trees are everywhere in Cancun! They are so plentiful no one pays them attention. I was blown away and wanted to climb the trees!! Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

 

Travel – My Fears and Dreams

My Fears overcome and  my Dreams realized…

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First time on a hammock, Cancun, Mexico.  © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

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Selfie in Mexico © 2018. Daria Danielle Giraud 

A few notes on my mini vaca to Mexico…

 

My travel to Mexico was a long awaited pilgrimage where I have had so many dreams and visions for many years. I really did not know back then that it was Mexico that I should visit or why, but it was a truly healing and magical experience.

 


 

The Heart of Transformation – My Fitness Journey in Progress

I don’t allow society or the ‘norm’ whatever that is to dictate my health, mind, or body – “She” belongs to me! ~ Ria

 

Seeing Your Hard Work Take Shape

So I woke up this morning no alarm slightly sore but glowing! Last night was an emotional day. I was releasing some unacknowledged pain and sadness I thought I’d already released during this New Moon, Full Moon, Moon Eclipse, Equinoxes, Blood Moons (- smirking- ) these past few months have been eye-opening and full of personal truth and resolution. Spiritual transformations and physical transformation!  I was feeling a bit sorry for myself, when I decided to pick up my bags (literal and metaphorical) and head for a swim.  Surely that water would help clear my head and aid my spirit.  I looked at my app and realized I had another work out before my Rest Day.  Yesterday being Leg Day, I was still slightly sore but in need of some transformation. Day 9, Chest and Triceps!

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Expanded Facility

This facility I hadn’t been to in months (maybe a year aside from the pool) had expanded. I was so surprised and excited once I discovered they had added new equipment even though tiny in room size, this gym was equipped with everything and more. Kettlebells, dumbbells, free weights, olympic bars, curl bars, tricep bars, hex bars, smith machines, mats, medicine balls, Bosu balls, exercise balls, weighted balls, massage balls! :‑O
It was an athletic dream aside from the Marine base gym I visited last year. This gym for the local public was dope! And I’m thinking how to make this a permanent gym while in the area because Planet Fitness is “ehhh!”

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September 4, 2018, Chest, Triceps, (added Abs, Calves and a Swim!)

I’m so amazed at how this transformation is taking shape- literally! ~ Ria

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Knowing What You Need and Listening to Your Body

In addition to the workout above, I added an abdominal routine! That left me sweating before my swim and jacuzzi session.  I will do this routine at least 4-5 times a week because it made my total routine complete. My abs are the hardest for me to loose and I realize that if I don’t focus on their development “it aint gonna happen!” After twin boys and a daughter and several C sections my abdominal wall split from its natural anatomy and unfortunately my pregnancies left me with extra skin that never stretched back to shape. Something like a Kate and 8 the mother (Kate Gosselin) who had the 8 babies and had to have an abdominoplasty to return her stomach to its original size, look, and aesthetic.

My Secret Body Shaming 

I was told by plastic surgeons I have a 6 pack under my extra skin! “Yuk,” “Yikes” and “Wow!” all at the same time. I was blown away at their comments “We had another very young women your age who did quite well! You have a fit body type.” This was at my 150lb body-weight at my initial consultation. I’ve pretty much been in a secret self body shaming cycle for the past ‘few’ years since taking on fitness and gave up a few times because my abdominal section just wouldn’t budge beyond the rock hard underneath the childbearing scaring.

I kept this in dire secret never telling a soul and its affected so much of my life including my sexuality and intimacy! I’ve since decided to say “Fuck it! I‘m gonna keep going no matter what and see what happens to the rest of my body!”  I have to see how far I can go. No, I have no interest in competing professionally or turning into a professional body builder! I just want to be REALLY FIT for my body type and my ideal look and feel, sorta like a  Jada’s-mom-fit, Angela-Bassett-fit aesthetic look! I have to defy my “age” and the societal norms that say being over 40 is old, and being ‘old’ means out of shape and struggling with dis-ease. (Especially in the Black community!) I say “NO” to the mental programming. I am choosing a lifestyle that is serving my highest good and the rest will follow and fall into place. This is for no one else but me – I owe myself this opportunity to shine!

 

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Ab Workout Routine: 2-3 Reps to Failure. Russian Twists (Weighted), Alternate Heel Touchers, Bottoms Up, Plank, Cocoons, Air Bikes, Side Planks, Elbow to Knee, Repeat, Repeat! This should leave you feeling an ‘ouch’ on your tummy – now you know you’ve got it in! (smile)

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September 4, 2018

 

Finding the Right Facility for Your Goals

I usually try to cover up during my workouts, I wear hoodies and zip up to my neck! While at Planet Fitness this week around 11pm (after work) I was surrounded by group of young Arab men who continuously commented on my physical “attributes.” Their comments made me so uncomfortable I gathered my water bottle and exited the gym. This new facility, however, was safe and well equipped for the novel fitness person as well as for the school athlete or military veteran all of whom were present yesterday evening.  It’s important to find the right facility for your goals and comfort level- not all are created equal so be objective, envision, and plan for your workout sessions accordingly.

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Friday,  August 31, 2018 – 122.7 lbs

I say “NO” to the mental programming. I am choosing a lifestyle that is serving my highest good and the rest will follow and fall into place. This is for no one else but me – I owe myself this opportunity to shine!  ~ Ria 

The Heart of Transformation

When I woke up and looked in the mirror my arms looked like well-sculpted parts of someone else’s body!!! I was blown away at how I had changed since January being closer to 150 lbs at 5 foot 0 inches. I don’t have a morning pic but a photo from last week I will share (pictured above). I’m so amazed at how this transformation is taking shape- literally! I am determined to be 50 and fabulous (in just a few short years ahead!) I really didn’t mind my 150 lbs body to be honest, “thick” is trendy and desirable these days so women at almost any size feel appreciated, loved, and happy with their body type and weight. For me, however, I wanted to simply ‘see’ what transformation looks like on me. I am proving to myself that I can go all the way to make significant gains on my own terms and in my own “time.” Plus I have a goal (image) in my head that wont disappear no matter how lazy or non motivated I get from time to time. I get back up and get back in and keep it moving. I keep hearing the voice “You can do better! You’re more than this!” And its this voice that keeps me on this focus of self-transformation and consistency.

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January 2018 at 150lbs

 

I really didn’t mind my 150 lbs body to be honest, “thick” is trendy and desirable these days so women at almost any size feel appreciated, loved, and happy with their body type and weight. ~ Ria

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January 2018 Collage as the Thick Ria

 

Fit in Progress Pics

I can actually see the difference in my body shape taking form. I was afraid my arms would get too muscular and have me looking like a little man woman but they are actually looking good, still feminine, but slightly defined and toned. I love ♡  it! A few more tweaks and it’s all maintenance from here!

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From Thick Girl to Fit Girl – Progress Pic- August 2018

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122.7 lbs – Slowly but surely, hard work taking shape! 08-31-18 as the Fit Ria

If I can inspire just one person to eat healthy, exercise, and continue to learn (mentally and spiritually) then I’m doing my job here on this planet Earth!

Be Happy, Be Abundant, Be Empowered! 

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Ria

Wisdom of the Elders – recognizing and making sacred kinnections on your journey

making sacred kinnections on your journey

Neuroplasticity speaks to the ability to rewire the brain through forming new connections via stimuli (expanded environment) activating synapses to strengthen cortical organization systems, synaptic (neuro) connections, and even cortical remapping.

Today,I choose to embody the now!

 

“Pushing our self past our boundaries of limitation and extreme, sometimes to something that knocks off our comfort zone, it creates new neuro pathways with our brain, we become smarter, wiser, more clarity, our life becomes more fulfilling. Only because we have a totally new experience. We get a new brain with that. Neuroplasticity” ― Angie Karan


wisdom of the elders

As  I was walking from The Mall (Washington, DC) to the metro, I was approached by an older woman with a mix of glowing goddess, mother wisdom, and dingy crone. Ironically, she looked eerily like an older sister (or cousin) to Jada Pinkett Smith so much so that I not only asked if they were related, but insisted that they being from Baltimore had to be secretly related! Her mannerisms, her voice, eye color, facial features, finger pointing, head rolls, foot stomps, and satirical laughter all told my spirit this was a far off cousin to sister Jada (and it spooked me when she said they had no family ties). I still don’t believe it! I will call her Jada’s Twin and Tridevi (interchangeably throughout this story).

She looked like she had walked a few miles covered in body sweat and with a shirt unusually dirty for just a walk or jog around The Mall. Initially, I mistook her for a homeless woman, but what she afforded me was one of the most priceless spiritual encounters I’ve had to date!  When you begin to elevate your life in such a way that you start living on a higher vibration those encounters with people take on a whole new meaning; impressions, experiences, and the people you meet speak to you very differently than the norm. Messages are strongly felt. You wonder how in the hell she knew exactly what you were going through or where you are in life. You can’t believe this person is offering you the best advice and wisdom you’ve ever received for right now in the now. And you realize it’s not only coming from her, but through her from a higher source. That you are indeed experiencing a magical moment in time.

Jada’s twin soul  spoke to me the way a mother speaks to a child with respect, nurture, and strength! When I revealed my age, she laughed, “Girl imma have to get your ID, on that one? You remind me of my younger days with the hot pants and the head-wraps of the 70s! You looking like you stepped right out the 70s!” Her stories were examples of what a woman must live up to (at any age), the power we posses, how it our duty to give back to our community creatively – to reach and teach the young, to connect with the generations after us to fill the void that social media and fake news has programmed and socialized human behavior.

She spoke of our unique struggle in America from her days in the 60s of the Civil Rights Movement to what is happening to our collective psychology and women’s self esteem, identity, and distorted perception of self.  She reinserted the need for our activism in the beautiful struggle we are born into while residing in America and as global citizens around the world, the responsibility and accountability we must continually be winning no matter what challenges we face. We are to get back up, strategize, and play our part with love in our hearts, carrying our deep sense of knowing within us, stand on our square, and speak for our Ancestors and Children’s children.

In our short time together we spoke of grace and she reminded me that walking with humility and empowerment is also surrender to god, the higher force within us all. How to listen and obey god and the art of surrender was necessary to balance our spiritual and emotional well-being, physical health, and maintain success.

What was so remarkable to me was her way of speaking and teaching through a story of example. She never said “this is what you should do” or asked” what role are you playing Sis?” She only referenced her personal history, her daughter’s struggle in the corporate fashion world and how (because of her mother’s and grandmothers strong beliefs and teachings) she continues to stand firm on her square to be a voice for those who don’t either have a voice or the consciousness to understand.

As we walked from the gold sandy dirt off the National Mall grounds, she led me South West to the edge of a beautiful outdoor garden I had never seen or known to reside. It was unlike the other gardens I had been that week, this one was not only appealing to the eyes, but allured with the most inviting aromas which I wanted to taste as I did as a child when I’d pick flowers to eat while in the woods alone. This Tridevi had afforded me with a luxury of wisdom to chew on as I made my way to the metro and driving back home; i ate and pondered, ate and agreed, ate and released, ate while reconciling, ate and gave thanks that this magical meeting occurred at just the right time, on just the right day, at just the right moment in my life. I am forever grateful and realize the power of making sacred kinnections (connections) while on your journey. And look forward to when I can be of service and pay it forward to a younger sister in need of Tridevi ageless goddess wisdom. 😉

In Love! 

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Ria (Daria) 

Travel – Smithsonian Gems Exhibit – Ancestor Montage

 

Ria Sweetraw | NaturalSelfGoddess ™♥ Blog travels to Washington, DC to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Annenberg Hall of Geology, Gems, & Minerals. In awe of the massive gemstones and minerals from around the globe, particularly the amount of stones from Brazil (Brasil), Mexico and South America, this montage pays hommage to those Ancestors. The autochthonous tribes of the Ancient MesoAmerican Indigenous cultures and ancient Mayan Inca Aztec tribes in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama whose origins and bones are buried deep within the land of those regions. Feeling compelled to not only remember but to share their memories with everyone. I am another You! xo ~ Ria ( Daria)