You have to wait in the valley, frequent the streams, and stumble across hard rocks, before you can journey up-hill to appreciate the mountain.
Patience is a virtue.
Model: Trae Harris / Photographer: HennyXHarmon
Today is the Feast Day of the Yoruban goddess/diety, Yemaya. It’s only right that I give honor, thanks and praise to her for all that she has done for me and my life.
This Summer, I have fallen into a DEEP love and obsession for anything mermaid or sea-life themed. As a water sign, it is only natural that I am attracted to the sea and all things green (no, really… I am), but it’s as if I am actually LIVING it now. I’ve been wearing so much blue and green. I even got to visit the ocean, Yemaya’s home and dwelling place, in July in California. Traveling there is always a powerful experience. Anyone who has been there can attest to the fact that it is like NO OTHER place on this planet. The energy in the air is enough to make you just stop, look and wonder. It has been four years since I touched the Pacific ocean, or any large body of water, other than the rivers and lakes in my area. It was so powerful, therapeutic and healing.
Redondo Beach, California 2016
I’ve even been thinking about having a mermaid themed birthday cake, next month. LMAO, I MIGHT have to rethink that one. But, I am so grateful for the waters of life. There may be high tides and low tides. Extreme tidals of emotions and dull waves of stagnation and nothingness. But one thing we can learn about this is that it all brings change, which is life’s only constant. And without these changes, we would not gain the life lessons necessary to move forward towards new horizons. So, in essence, water is very essential in our lives. It is the element of nurturance, health and even destruction. And we must have all of these things in order to transform our lives anew… And that’s word to Yemaya, because that’s who she is and what she brings forth to us all.
As we all prepare to celebrate these last two weeks of Summer, I think back on how much of a blessing this Summer has been and how it will prepare me for a new season of life. Fall shall be great. May we all reap all of the amazing seeds of positivity and productivity that we have sown, and may we share it with those around us.
Until then, I’m gonna keep on eating this Watermelon while it’s still in season and enjoying these long, hot ass days of fun. #PEACE
Some spiritual and enlightening sounds to carry you all throughout your Monday and second day of Summer!
Blessings and love are in the air…
Around this time, last year, some of the most amazing and magical things began to happen and occur in my life. I’m not talking cliche, “I pull a rabbit out of my hat: Wala!” type of magic, but actual synchronistic occurrences that happened in everyday life that were nothing short of a miracle… True magic. And it all started with one lecture.
During a routine Youtube search for videos by the Master Teacher, Bobby Hemmitt, I came across a newly uploaded video of one of his last lectures from 2008 entitled, Return of Nefertem, Son of Sekhmet. I honestly cannot put into words how much of an impact this video had on me, and still has on me. From beginning to end, the powerful information that is relayed, by not only Bobby, but from the opening speaker, Bro. Daki Napata, and others is so profound. Information pertaining to the fairy realm, the significance and power of the Winter Equinox, the truth about Hollywood and celebritism, cosmic activity that can be seen with the naked eye and much, much more.
For those who are in-tune with the seasons or have a strong connection with Winter, the holidays and this time of year and its energies, I suggest that you take the time out to watch this video. The spiritual and metaphysical knowledge will not only interest you, but change your view of how you see the world and the way things happen. And what a special and opportune time, as people have more leisure and idle time during this final month of the year.
I will try and post time marks where certain topics are brought up, being that this video is a lengthy one. And for those who know of Bro. Bobby’s current health situation, follow the link below and continue to donate and support him and his recovery.
Love and blessings to you all! Make this season MAGICAL! ❤
“I’m not an addict of any kind, except to new adventures.” – Raven-Symoné
Raven-Symoné and I have the same Sun and Moon signs, interchangeably, so I am not surprised by her free-spirited mentality. And it is invigorating and reassuring to hear some of the things that she stated in this clip from her Where Are They Now? interview with Oprah Winfrey, as so much of what she says resonates with my spirit. It’s just wonderful to see that someone that has accomplished so much is still aiming higher and open to redefining her life and growing even more, each day. It makes me happy and inspires me to see such innocence and humility within her, even in adulthood. This was a great moment.
As time continues on and change remains as life’s only constant, it is more and more evident that the feminine energy of the world is being unleashed. A very strong femininity that dominates and controls through her innate power of intuition and her mantra of “heart over mind”.
It seems to me as if many, many women around the world are connecting back to a deeper side of themselves. Some may call it a “dark side”, but it has more to do with ancient feminine wisdom. Special secrets and orders that tap into another realm of womanhood, that has been suppressed for hundreds and thousands of years. Certain taboos, if you will, that the masses have been involuntarily ignorant of, due to the rewriting of history and faulty social constructs.
From Beyonce’s recent performance at the 2014 Video Music Awards show to her latest album, having more of a sexual and gritty overtone compared to her previous work. Or even Nicki Minaj’s overt mandates of what kind of man she wants in her lyrics, to your average woman in everyday life searching and trying to figure out how to express herself in all aspects and facets of her true nature. I see it happening, everywhere, and it certainly makes you sit back and ponder; What does it mean to be a woman in the 21st century?
And we all love sex, right? Then why is it a problem when a woman wants to express herself in a forthcoming way? Or maybe, even in a subtle way; we have come to consciously accept the theory that a woman’s sexuality is her own, as long as she “controls it” or puts some kind of cap on it. Fuck that. Those days are O-V-E-R. And men WILL deal, the church WILL deal, the government and media will certainly have to deal with this surge of carefreeness that women are learning to step into and flow with. Especially those, whom innately are meant to live in such a passionate and instinctively driven manner.
In conclusion, it’s all about balance. If things were truly in a Ying and Yang form within society, everyone’s lives would be a lot easier and people would be much more happier. That is why this hot, sexual and over-bearing energy is beginning to rise. Everything that appears on the surface is a reflection of something deep within. Women have had enough. Generations before us had enough, and now, it is time to own and hone our nature as beautiful, feminine goddesses and tenacious warriors.
There is no need to feel threatened, prideful or angered. It’s just in a woman’s nature to always know how to stir the pot and get what she wants. And it’s all in the name of love.
♂ Tuesdays have always been my favorite day of the week. I find that for me, personally, I am super-sensitive and my intuition is highly in-tune on this day. Things are just much more spiritually intense and in my face. Therefore, it is a very chill day for me. I like to relax and take it easy, accomplish what needs to be accomplished, and also have time for reflection.
As I got older, and more into the study of astrology, I learned that Tuesday is ruled by the planet Mars, which is the traditional ruler of Aries and Scorpio. And as a Scorpio, this made perfect sense. In fact, I was also born on a Tuesday. So, I’d like to say that Tuesdays are MY day, a day of regeneration, birth and renewal.
Is there a day of the week that you have a special connection to?
If so, which one, and why?