Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ego Check

Ego we all battle internally with our ego.

Ego blinds us to our personal truth.

Ego reveals our fears, insecurities and weaknesses when we think we are hiding them.

Ego can make illusions a reality and not for the better.

Ego check is a daily necessity.

Moon Phases: First Quarter Moon |

Moon Phases: First Quarter Moon |

Moon Phases: First Quarter Moon

(waxing 90-135 degrees)

Emotions begin to stir coupled with recognizing that the new beginnings you are making must also increase personal security to be worthwhile over the long haul. This is a time when it's appropriate to get in touch with your gut instincts and begin to guide your life more deliberately, with an awareness of using your "6th sense" as well as your enthusiasm. Obstacles may emerge that require you to reevaluate how to better integrate yourself into your immediate environment.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Moon Phases: Crescent Moon |

Moon Phases: Crescent Moon |

Moon Phases: Crescent Moon

(waxing 45-90 degrees)

During this Moon phase, there is a slight "slowing down" of enthusiasm due to a desire emerging to produce tangible results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. There is still plenty of forward motion and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon Phase favors gaining more information and the input of others to further your plans.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Moon Phases: New Moon |

Moon Phases: New Moon |

Moon Phases: New Moon

(waxing 0-45 degrees)

The New Moon is a time best suited to making new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if written down, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere and a feeling of Springtime. This is a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.

"Little Senegal"

"Little Senegal"




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Monday, June 18, 2012

Generate Wealth - Spend Wisely

Economics - the power is in our hands.

It is how we live and how we spend our money.

Time to build generational wealth!

Let’s start the discussion and take action.

Great product read the company history – spend your dollars wisely.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Unknown Blessings in Your Resources

Resources think resources.

Identify your resources. 
See resources. 

Blessings manifest when you see resources and maximize resources.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Do You See Your Unknown Blessings Mainfesting?

Always be grateful for the Unknown Blessings

We can’t see the Unknown Blessings

We don’t even know they exist because we can’t imagine them.

You have to open your heart to receive how they flow in, because you don’t know.

There is so much to learn and how we each experience and live with the Divine are the stories of inspiration for today and generations to come.

Miracles are happening right now.  Unknown Blessings are manifesting right now.  
Do you see your Unknown Blessings?

Do you give thanks every day for your Unknown Blessings?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Moon Phases: Disseminating Moon |

Moon Phases: Disseminating Moon |

Moon Phases: Disseminating Moon

(waning 135-90 degrees)

This is a tremendous time of transmutation. All of the prior elements are coming together for a final burst of creative output. You have seen a clear view of your own needs and the posture of significant others. Now the accumulation of that input is leading to a deep, core change within you. In this phase, you will naturally be inclined to seek higher guidance so that you can emerge from this transformation successfully. This Moon Phase favors sharing what you have learned (and are learning) with others.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Does Fear Dictate Our Society?

Slave Rebellion in Haiti

How we each deal with perceived conflict, hurt feelings, betrayal, and fear determines everything?

When we continue to choose fear we limit ourselves. My Godmother constantly told me fear is an illusion. I am still learning what that means.

Fear is an illusion. Fear feels so real. Our reaction to fear is real. 

Fear is used to control. Fear is used to dominate. One dominates another based on fear. What happens when fear is the foundation of a relationship?

What happens when fear is the foundation of a society?

What happens when fear dictates your actions? 

I can only come to understand by dealing with my fears. In my solitude I gain understanding of myself, allowing me to gain understanding of others. My thoughts today are about this time of Pluto in Capricorn is an awesome time for transformation.

Individual transformation creates the transformation in society. We really are the change we seek. That is a Universal truth.

Beyond our differences we are all human beings. Life on this planet has existed for millions of years.
Why do we think we have all the answers?

Our current time is proof we do not. Did I allow fear to guide me today? Did you allow fear to guide you today?

How do we heal from the trauma, pain and violence of war?

So many communities are bombarded by violence.

The children of the world suffer and suffer greatly.  

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Moon Phases: Full Moon |

Moon Phases: Full Moon |

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you "see" what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the "same ole, same ole" -- rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it's time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Prayers Answered Blessings Manifesting

As I speak with people living in different cities, states and countries, they are seeing their prayers being answered and Blessings Manifesting.

Sometimes we miss our Blessings Manifesting because it doesn’t look the way we thought it would.

Just receive and acknowledge as they flow every day. 

It is an amazing time to be alive depending on your focus. 

Be aware and choose your focus wisely.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Seeking Wisdom

from "Vodou Visions" by ordained Manbo priestess Sally Ann Glassman of New Orleans

Obatala, from "Vodou Visions"

As I read blog responses, FaceBook posts, twitter and social media networks we are not able to disagree and respect each other.

We are quick to call each other names or give disrespectful tones and attitudes if we disagree with what is said. 

As it goes, disrespectful and violent language opens the way for violent action.  History shows us this over and over and over again.

We need the guidance of wise Grandfathers due to age, experience and spiritual development.  In all civilized societies, those in harmony with nature the elders were responsible for a community. 

We need Elders, the men and women, who have survived the test of time by building families and communities.

We need our wise Elders we have created dysfunction in our communities. 

There is so much we do not know.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mothers - Mother Nature - Yemaya - Oshun

Oshun & Yemaya

The energies of water are powerful, water is Life.  Orishas and The Ancestors work with Water.  The Universe works with the vibration of water.

Libation is our way of working with water energy with the Universe, The Orishas & The Ancestors.
The water Deities Yemaya and Oshun are nurturing, healing and powerful.  Spend time at the River or Ocean sitting quietly in prayer and then meditation. 

Take your troubles to Yemaya and Oshun and seek guidance on the internal changes you need to make. 

Spiritual work is about you working on yourself, cleansing fears, doubts, anger, insecurities all those energies that hold you down and 
block your Blessings from coming in. 

Take those negative emotions to the water to be cleansed. 

Listen for your guidance, listen very carefully the signs are subtle and come from nature.
The flow of the River and the Power of the Ocean are the essence of life.
Water on the altars and shrines allow for 2 way communication with the Deities and Ancestors

Clean water on the altars assists the communication. 

As always clear and honorable intentions create abundance and prosperity that is sustainable.

Photo courtesy of Antoine Hubert

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Power of Light


Elegua has opened the doors to the opportunities.
The Deities/Orisha work with the lights along with my Ancestors to guide me down the correct road at this time and it is up to me to see the signs.

Elegua works with the Candles offered to my Ancestors, Oshun & Yemaya to guide me along my path at this time.

The Light is also bringing new opportunities at this time and moving forward existing opportunities.

To strengthen the work of the Orisha and My Ancestors is the energy of appreciation and gratitude for the known & unknown Blessings.
My actions must reflect appreciation and gratitude and these energies give strength to the Light energy.

Libations compliment the energies of the candles, unifying the energies of water and light.  Intentions are the driving force.  Check your intentions.  Negative intentions to control, force or manipulate backfire on the sender in time.

Work Through Pettiness
Is it good character to use spiritual work to block others because they are not coming to you?

And what about those who are priests (eses) who do work to block others to try to force someone to run them. 

Is that what Ifa deems is good character?

A Universal Law is you receive based on what you do.  What you do comes back to you.

Is pettiness a wise way to live and act?

My challenge is to be response-able and not reactive.  It is to see their fear and insecurity manifests through pettiness.

MY Focus - Seeking Divine Guidance and Divine Love

Saturday, June 2, 2012

How Do You Honor Your Ancestors Each Day?

We are not here for ourselves.  This planet is being loaned to us by our children’s, children’s, children – 7 generations forward.

We owe our existence to our Ancestors.

We can’t imagine what our Ancestors endured from the time of capture through Reconstruction in America and Colonialism in the African Continent and Caribbean Islands and South America.

Yes it was the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade; our Ancestors were transported across this globe for Profit. 

We must Honor them in all we do.

Our Ancestors pre-Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and pre- Invasions from Foreign European & Arab Nations have much to teach us about life and living too.

What changes do you need to make in your life in order to Honor your Ancestors recent and Ancient?


Libation for Life

You can’t walk this life journey alone.  

We need our Ancestors, our Creator, and Deities to guide us.  

They need us too it is an interdependent relationship.

Libation is giving to your Ancestors and Deities, the Universe & Mother Earth.  

It is a way of communing and communicating showing appreciation, giving light and love, a way to connect.

As I grow in my relationship with my Ancestors and Orishas my libations are daily. 

For me the pouring of libation is a way to directly connecting. 
It is a quiet time, a sacred time an action that confirms I am not alone. 

It calls me to always increase in my awareness for the signs of their Guidance.  The signs can be subtle, so I must remain conscious and alert.

I pour libation to give thanks, honor and praise for Divine Light for my Ancestors for all Blessings Known & Unknown.

Brace Yourself ... The Lunar Eclipse Is Coming
Partial phase of December 10, 2011 total lunar eclipse as seen by Arun Pg in Kerala, India. The June 4, 2012 partial lunar eclipse will look about like this at its maximum. Image Credit: Arun Pg

Did you hear? This Monday's powerful lunation is going to be a doozy! The expansive Sagittarius Full Moon will be shadowed by a Lunar Eclipse that reminds us to shed the burdens that we've recently accumulated so we can march forward with confidence. Want to know how to do just that? 
It's about centering your mind and soul! It's crucial to shed emotional burdens to make room for new people, activities, and ways of thinking. And this Lunar Eclipse is closing in rapidly. by

Unknown Blessings

Days of confusion followed by days of clarity and then around I go again.

Then Guidance comes and must be humble, I do not know the unknown Blessings.

Walking Out On Faith

This journey of Spirituality’s self-discipline is not an easy journey. You can’t walk it alone.  You need a support of a community.  

You need the guidance and support of the Orisha.

One of my many lessons is to step out on faith.  To be diligent in my work of creating and moving forward on opportunities knowing Spirit will manifest what is best.

There are days when Oya winds of change, winds of cooling and winds of boldness & courage work through me.

These next few days stepping out on faith, without stressing and maintaining focus on the tasks at hand, while listening to Divine Guidance.

Friday, June 1, 2012

We Are All Connected

In the process of doing online research on the Pygmy Tribe, I came across this website explaining the battles of indigenous people being removed from their ancestral homelands. 

The reason for the removal is “progress”, corporations needing the lumber, minerals or the water source that is on the land. 

What gives one group of people the right to decide what is civilized?  What gives one group of people the right to remove a community of people so others can use the resources?

Today I attended a Tenant Association meeting at my local library.  The topic – a redevelopment plan that will demolish the apartment complex I along with thousands of families live.  We didn’t get any notification prior to this meeting that we would be removed the earliest by September 2013.

Our community is being redeveloped and a group of people decided it was better to have a higher income population replace a working class population.  Our community is ideally located by I395 and not far from I495 between 2 metro stations and plenty of bus lines. 

Across this globe including where we live, for the priority of profit, one community is being removed for another more “desirable” community to move in with higher income.  That is capitalism.

Democracy is the opposite of capitalism.  The challenge we are in the midst of is that Capitalism has more power than Democracy.  It is Profit that reigns supreme and people are merely game pieces to use to make MORE PROFIT.

We are a peaceful community as many communities are across this globe, raising families, contributing to the society with our labor, skills and taxes.  

We contribute with our purchases and consumerism to our own demise.  We support corporations and businesses that don’t’ care about us.   We are only of value as long as we can pay the price increases.  We are only of value as long as we pay.

I am frustrated tonight. I see the connection of the battle of the Awa Tribe in the Amazon facing extinction because of business goals that value minerals, land, lumber and not people.  I am one with the Bushman in Botswana, the Maaisa in Tanzania, the Batak in the Philippines, the Innu in Canada, Khanty in Russia, Columbia Heights, DC, Harlem, USA, Brooklyn, USA, and so many more communities.

And so it continues there is a group of people that have the power and financial means to remove another group of people increasing homelessness for a profit.

Today reinforced for me to look to My Creator, My Ancestors, My Orishas for guidance through a world that daily is controlled and manipulated by those who see no value in my life and the lives of people just profit.

It is unethical.

We live in a society that places value on success, not value on ethics and values. 

The ecological design of Nature vs the imperial design of man.

The funny thing is they are pitting us against each other: those who make less than $45,000 vs those who earn $50,000 or more.

"First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me."    — Martin Niemöller

"In the absence of Sacred, nothing is Sacred and everything is for sale."  Onodonga Nation.