This is the Time
To reconnect to the food you eat
The very source of life.
The substance that sustains
Your well being.
Let us reconnect to the soil,
Put our fingers in the dirt.
Feel the ground below our feet.
The air on our cheeks.
Let the wind rustle in the trees.
That fall to the ground.
Remember the source,
From which you came.
Crawling on four,
Then your two feet.
It is time to honor
Comes from the soil.
The green leaves
That nourishes your soul.
The Womanist Empowerment Series In Poetry and Prose
The Social Status of Women and the problems we face
and the inherent tribulations of following the Status Quo.
The life we live is a direct result of
generations of conditions that have worked together to
make the woman physically weak, mentally narrow and politically powerless.
It happens in the three systems that govern our lives.
Public Education; Criminal Justice and lastly Government.
What is the role Black Women will play?
What are the responsibilities to her community?
And lastly What type of leadership will emerge that will-restore Humanity?
I want you during this series to question the bigger mission for your life. It will help you find happiness and discover peace and tranquility.
During the last twenty-five years in public education, I searched for a way to express myself and contribute to society. What I found as I began to unearth the source of my suffering was a darkness and abyss so bleak that every time I looked in I would quiver and quake. I looked down into the darkness and dove in heart first to find meaning and purpose and quiet my restless heart.
Searching for a PANACEA to solve the deep-seated problems that plagued my happiness, Seven tools were revealed to me in the wee hours of the morning one day.
The Seven tools will awaken the deeper dimension of the self as you discover a more enlightened way of relating to life. We, Black women, are empowered through the feminine aspect of life. Learn to let go and let the life inside you unfold.
Listen with me as the Great Story of Woman is told, We write the history and tell the tale of woman’s rise to her natural state. We are empowered as women and mothers as we guide the world through story writing and conversation. Join me in building a New Human Community,
the desire for power destroys people
a new understanding of what is good
a new understanding of knowledge
Below the surface of the earth and the heels of man
Lays an underdeveloped seed.
The pressure of holding the weight
Of the earth has crystallized its’ nectar
And hardened its’ outer shell.
Each century a circular pattern emerge and
With a tremendous surge of power
Breaks through into the bright sunshine.
Life on the surface of the earth
Brings strange but familiar feelings
So she lives in quiet contemplation.
The trees, the wind, the rain, the snow
She is a part of nature.
The desire for power corrupts, destroys people and undermine their psychological health.
On the New Earth
Their is a new understanding of what is good.
A new understanding of knowledge,
How you want to live?
We have kissed the feet of Angels.
walked the dark pathway to the Heavens.
sat with the babies!
nursed the sick.
tended to those who have lost their way.
we have stood on the top of the heap!
looking down at the destruction.
saw bodies lying in the streets,
pools of blood collecting at their feet.
i sat looking deeply in a mirror reflection.
at an image that no longer resembles the heart.
a reflection dark and decaying
from a slow death.
i watch as ashes fall to the ground
nourishing the earth.
into fertile ground
that nourishes the soul.
which has taken root.
begins to push through the soil
into bright sunlight.
her life gives life.
her energy restores,
thrives and flourishes.
her voice heals.
her presence encourages
others in the midst
of theses challenging times.
A belief in the Universal Bond that connects us ALL
Woman Shape Relationships
A key concept associated with “Ubuntu” is how we behave and interact in our various social roles, e.g., daughters traditionally greet their parents and serve them food as a sign of respect and maintain the highest standards of behavior that will be extended or reflected to her family and all the women raised in that family. The daughter is an ambassador. She functions and play that role always. However, this does not apply only to daughters but to all women in general, even among friends and equals such as brother and sister.
Other manifestations of Ubuntu are that it is taboo to call elderly people by their given names; instead, they are called by their surnames. This has the effect of banishing individualism and replacing it with a representative role, in which the individual effectively stands for the people among whom he comes from at all times.
The individual identity is replaced with the larger societal identity within the individual. Thus, families are portrayed or reflected in the individual and this phenomenon is extended to villages, districts, provinces and regions being portrayed in the individual.
This places high demands on the individual to behave in the highest standards and to portray the highest possible virtues that society strives for. ” Ubuntu ” embodies all the invaluable virtues that society strives for towards maintaining harmony and the spirit of sharing among its members.
A Healthy Perspective
“A healthy perspective is the foundation of joy and happiness because the way you see the world is the way you experience the world”. The Book of Joy.
2016 draws to a close with the election of a new president. The much-anticipated day has come and gone. I sit and try to make sense of the world. No longer disillusioned like a little child about the status of a grown up world.
The world we live in is controlled by invisible forces who now show their face. We can either run and hide and look away. But it is very clear the mentality that holds the United States in its’ embrace.
We look to the leadership that is guiding this piece of land, loud and obnoxious. Reminds me of my two grandsons. They are loud and throw a fit. I look at them and wonder of the life they will live. I understand the stages of growth and they want to assert their independence. But unfortunately, they have not learned the way.
The same of the current president.He insults and demeans and this is the leadership we prefer. I think it is a disgrace that we as a nation have descended so low that to get ahead think this is the way.
This is the model that I choose not to follow because it leads to the same place I have been before. We advance as a species, then degrees. We have taken a step backward. Maybe we need to look at the elephant in the room to now that it is there.
Also during this election year, two opposing forces have come on stage. One is the Native Americans who are protecting the water. Black Lives Matter has become a voice for the silent ones whose lives have died at the hands of law enforcement.
To look at this world is to see the madness play out on a massive scale. As if life is a commodity to be traded on an open market. As if Democracy is just and idea, yet to be realized.
In the grand scheme of thing, Humanity has slowly been evolving. This election has been a cry from the child who had his toys taken away and wants them back. Now that he has them what will he do?
In the grand scheme of things, Humanity is slowly evolving. From being lead by the EGO to giving way to a grandeur way to live. The heart as a guide will show the way.
Can he look at the world outside of his own interest? Can he see everyone’s face? Not see himself as some overlord. To stand before the treasure chest and doll out gifts, just to his friends.
Will all children black and white, brown and tan share in this grand American plan? Or will American cease to exist because of greed and callousness? Not really aware of the times we live in?
This is the Time of Great Awakening and those who remain asleep will not know of the dream. The dreamer is slowly coming out of the coma. She knows the dinosaur is too large to share a plate with everyone sitting at the table.