Winter in Kentucky

Chronicle the Black Woman's Rise, Empower Womyn, Womanist Empowerment

Tucked safely away behind the walls that shield my body from the cold,
Cuddled up in my favorite chair.
I gaze outside my window.
To see a player on the stage.
Playing a role.
Lost in the script.
Like a bad actor who has forgotten his lines.
So he improvises.
Pulling from the forgotten past.
That he can’t seem to remedy himself from.
A glorious past he remembers.
Not too glamorous for some.
The days of old sting like a whip.
Leaving red lashes across my back.
Arms aching from being stretched beyond capacity.
A glorious reign of power he dreams.
Of might and violence.
Far removed from reality.
This white horse gallops across the stage
Trampling its hooves onto the backs of men and women,
Children alike who have forgotten how to stand erect.
Too long heads bowed,
Shoulders bent from carrying the weight of this white horse.
I beckon you to retreat.
Into the safety of a world.
That which I have written into existence.
That looms over the frigid air of the day.

Re-Imagine Feminine Leadership PART 2

7 Mindset Hacks, Empower Womyn, Womanist Empowerment

PART 11:  Cultivating Revolutionary Relationships

In the New Feminine Leadership Culture

As mothers, we create an intimate bond. With our heart, we guide. With our intuition, we care for the baby. Sensing her needs, we respond with our loving kindness. As the child grows so do our experience as women and mothers. The next child will receive improved care. Because we have become seasoned.

Mothers are the light of the family. You know, it is you who determines the direction of your family. You guide with an invisible hand, gently coaxing

It’s nothing short of a miracle that females bring life into the world. We are closely furrowed to the growing embryo during pregnancy. This intimacy influences our nature which makes us best suited to guide human life.

Within our DNA is the history of the human world, passed on from mother to child. An unbroken chain since the beginning of time. We are a part of the Human Dynasty.

For millions of years, we have lived on earth growing and evolving.  Everything we know about the human body and mind is coded in our DNA. It is as instinctual as breathing. We need not focus on the task. The lungs inflate and deflate automatically. The heart beats and we take a step, such is the true nature of women.

Our genuine nature is compassion. We have compassion because we know the human condition is full of pain and heartache. Everyone undergoes birth, sickness, old age, and death. This is the Human Condition.  Thus, the need for women to step out of the shadows and come into the light. It is the light that is needed at this dark moment in history.

Once attuned to the natural world we women become self-organizing, harmonious and whole. There’ll be no need to look outside oneself for redemption. We’ll discover it in the work we do. Unfortunately, we women have not fully cultivated the power within for such a grand endeavor. When we awaken to how significant we are to influencing human life, all other pretenses will fade away.

We are the carriers of culture and must awaken to our noble mission to be caretakers of humanity. We are the ones who with transform the world. Once we embrace this noble calling there’ll be a groundswell of peace for the modern world.

We are our children’s first teacher. We find stories that will delight, stories that will guide our children in the dark world and stories that will inspire, motivate and empower.

I need you to come into the light and be a guide for not only your children but also the children you may teach. Children need for you to show up authentically so they will know and feel the power pulsating through you. It is the only thing that can reform education. It is your time to step up to a Revolutionary style of leadership.

You must not be afraid. There isn’t anything anyone can do to harm you. The changes you will make are internal. As you make inner changes they will show up automatically in your environment. Like the inner workings of a building. Under the foundation is the matter and workings which produce, heat, air conditioning, and light.

As a child, I thought it was magical when I turned a switch and the light illuminated the room. Not until I looked in the closet and saw the wires and switches that were hidden in the closet did I fully understand.

Such is the glorious mission of women to bring order to the world. But first you must understand what has kept the woman today powerless to make any real change in the world.

Todays’ women are mothers, wives, and lovers, second to man. If we are fortunate to have a man in our lives we are happy and satisfied. Still, there is a longing for something more.

Most women yearn to be a woman with an identity outside of being a mother and wife and working for someone. To proclaim to the world that I have something valuable to offer. That something will bring harmony to the world.

If we women continue to play second not only will our lives be shrouded in unfulfillment but we do a disservice to the world. The world seeks balance, like, Ying and Yang, up and down, in and out, woman and man, boy and girl. We have an essential role to play. Until we define that role, we will continue to seek fulfillment in things outside of ourselves or get lost in a relationship trying to be whole. We are complete just as we are. The only thing is to believe.

We are the carriers of culture. It is our responsibility to guide and mode children. As educators, we must begin to cultivate relationships that empower women and help to define the role of women in life. No longer is it acceptable to just do the job we must, be more. The world needs the feminine energy to balance the male.

For too long men have had their hand in shaping human life. They have done all they can because men are ill-equipped for the job. Just like our current president is ill-equipped to be the president. We must stop following blindly those leaders just because they have been assigned the position. To hold the position requires more than a rigged election or to be put in power because you have the right skin or of the right gender.

Leaders must emerge that want to transform the world.

We must begin to build a feminine leadership culture based on the feminine principles of unity, interconnection, and harmony. There is a life pulsating inside of you, waiting to birth into the world. A self that is eternal, a self that knows and is connected to the wisdom of the world. You must take time to get in touch with this internal life.

We Women as educators have been given a sacred task. To ensure that society flourishes and thrives. The current leadership in the White House reminds me all too well that we must step out from behind the comfort of your desk and stand on the platform and announce to the world that we will lead the charge for a better future for our children. and society

If you came to education to make a difference? This is the right place. Currently, there is a moral decline in the world. It started the moment we traded in our voice for a paycheck. Mothers send their children out into the world ill-prepared to defend themselves from the educational system. A system that wants to take over as the life of the child.

Through our leadership, we can empower all children in our care. This is nothing short of a miracle. Like birth which is also a miracle. Do you believe in miracles? Do you see them every day as you gaze out your window and see the magnificent cities we live in? The wonderful gadgets technology has created to shrink the world down to a manageable size. To be able to speak and see someone on the other side of the world. These are small miracles. We too can create similar miracles with our intention.

It is the intention that sets the focus.  The forces then begin to align with your will. Everything you need will appear to make your dreams happen for you. You must lead with the wisdom deep in your life. All you need do is sit quietly in contemplation. Ask the God you believe in for the wisdom and the strength to move on to a higher plane of living.

DEMOCRATIC WOMANIST PART II

Building a Strong Inner LIfe through Poetry & Talk, Chronicle the Black Woman's Rise, Womanist Empowerment

The Womanist Empowerment Network builds a “Culture of Empowerment” through Poetry and Talk. It is a philosophy founded on a belief in the power of the feminine aspect of life to restore the balance to Humanity. A vision which acknowledges the wisdom of females and The Dark Mother Leadership archetype. We empowered women to arise and take the helm of this Earth Ship, which has veered off course. We the fierce warriors of peace, women of the world who believe in a system of governance in which we can dream, imagine and build together. A recognition that over six thousand years of brutality by the current power structure has taken its’ toll on Humanity and the planet earth. The current regime has the people and earth headed for destruction. We must set sail, voices to the wind, heart engaged and feet planted in the soil, reconstruct a New Humanity.

The Great Awakening 2016 Part 15

Building a Strong Inner LIfe through Poetry & Talk, Chronicle the Black Woman's Rise, Womanist Empowerment

A Vision for the World: Master the Inner Game.

Paint a picture on your heart.

The world, slightly different from what American Education taught you.

Schooled on viewing the world through your five senses.

If you could not touch it or feel it nor see it,

It must not be real.

Then something magically happened.

You began to filter experience through your mind.

You could think,

And explain what you saw.

All this was well and good,

For an adolescent coming of age in the world.

There comes a time when you realize,

There is much more to this world.

Another dimension exists between silence and darkness.

The vast inner space,

Yet to be explored.

Lives in our wildest imagination.

Out of the reaches of our five senses.

This other place of mind and heart.

Opens at your beaconing.

The world of the human heart.

Electrical pulsations create a magnetic field.

Each and everything connects.

A live wire touches and ignites a flame,

That burns and warm your body.

Greed, hatred and violence breaks the connection.

It is the heart.

 You must change.

To a ring of love,

That circles the globe

Cause vibrations to rise.

People in world,

Flourish and thrive.

Revives the heart of Humanity.

P.E.P. Talks (Poetry Empowerment Project)

7 Mindset Hacks, Chronicle the Black Woman's Rise, Womanist Empowerment

A 7-Step Transformation

Introduction:

Greetings and thank you for the purchase of my book. I am Sasheta, Cultural Transformation Catalyst, and Poet.I envision a new generation of Black Women who discover and embrace their feminine essence. This essence is the very source of your renewal. It will empower and transform you.

This manuscript is part autobiographical, and part Buddhist Psychology sprinkled with wisdom gained through over twenty years in public education and twenty-seven years as practicing member of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism.

The goal of this book is to Empower and Transform the Black Woman through Poetry & Talk. We, women, are heirs to a grand mission, that of reconstructing the world in the Twenty-First Century. It is a courageous endeavor that compels us, women, to become leaders in our sector of society. Who is better acclimated to shape society than we women?

Because we carry a double burden, of caring for the family, and discrimination in the workplace, there are major hurdles to traverse as we stand up and become leaders.

This book is for the Woman, who wants to discover an organic source of power that is fundamentally different than masculine power. It is Feminine Power, that transforms and empowers, not control and dominate.

Furthermore, the coming age is one of the Transformations which necessitates that Women be instrumental in co-creating a “Culture of Empowerment”, that is vital for the survival of all people on the earth. It is empowering to let go of the things that cause us to suffer. Pain is an evitable part of the human condition. On the other hand, suffering is a choice.

Another important element for us, women in this “Age of Transformation” is to know the ways of the Storytelling Mind. It loves stories, especially the ones it tells itself. Perhaps an adult unknowingly passed on a story for you. Or, you may have absorbed a story in in your family and as a member of society. You can decide whether you want to continue to live that story or create a New Story that will transform your life.

This manuscript also speaks to the idea that the Black Woman’s cultural differences arrive from a collective heritage. We lost an important connection to our traditional way of life and we must acknowledge the inherent problems we face coming of age in America. I propose that because of our unknown Heritage, the Black Woman’s Role is one of community empowerment thus different from the White Woman’. Our lives are an ongoing journey towards reconnecting with what was lost.

No longer do I long to survive. My aspirations are to thrive. But first, I must acknowledge that the woman’s mental health has been pushed to the rear. Our main concern has been to take care of the family and children. This is the reason I developed A-Seven Step Transformation. The steps are a P.A.N.A.C.E.A. for Spiritual Transformation. They present a new and radically different way of viewing the self in the midst of relationships.

A webinar is planned for the summer of 2016 which will help guide you in the implementation of the Seven Steps. One component of the 7- Steps is Mindfulness. Mindfulness is attentiveness to what in happening in your body, mind, and spirit. You will realize how important it is to encounter life as it is instead of how you think it should be. This will assist you in experiencing the unchanging nature of the Mind.  Through the daily practice of mindfulness, you will discover a greater purpose for your life as you awaken, nurture, and enhance the feminine gifts of intuition and second sight.

This manuscript also addresses the need for authentic leadership models for young women and the consequence of failing to fulfill one’s role in life. Readers will learn how to heal the heart and empower the Feminine Aspect of life and develop unique leadership skills.

You will have the opportunity to adopt a feminine archetype for personal and professional success. The most important issue the book will address is the Social Status of Women and the role we will play in the Twenty-First Century.

Moreover, as you read the book, you will realize an authentic source of power hidden in the depths of your life. This is your Feminine Essence. Is it the key to reaching a powerful destiny? This essence is a foundation of capability. When discovered it will help you to begin to show up powerfully and create healthy relationships—the type of relationships that empower. There will no longer be a need to struggle for power when you step into your role in society.  We, women, are the ones whose sole responsibility it is to shape human life.

The Seven Steps are an open and refreshing view of life, which leads to healthy alternative patterns of giving and receiving love. As you begin to embody the feminine essence, you will start to empty your mind of the old ways of “Being in Relationships”, and become an Agent of Change in your family, society and ultimately the world.

This manuscript presents a radically different way of “Seeing and Being in Relationships.” Transform your life internally and develop within yourself a brilliant inner stronghold. Encounter life as it is, instead of the way you habitually see it and establish absolute happiness

Lastly, this manuscript defines the Spiritual Revolution we women must take part in to transform not only our lives but our families and communities. The “Seven Steps” will open the door to the vast inner life and guide you to a source of feminine power lying dormant in the depths of your life. It is a spiritual journey and the next movement in our collective story as Women in society. You will begin to experience the unchanging, true nature of your Mind and develop an autonomous identity as a human being. Step away from identification with the body and acquire a Spiritual Identification which will empower the “Feminine Aspect of Life,”.  You will have established an unshakable self.

The target audiences are female entrepreneurs, mothers who homeschool and women in education. Males are encouraged, but the emphasis is on developing a feminine source of power. The twenty-first century demands a New Human Community, and the New Human Community demands a new twenty-first century.

My Seven Steps Will Heal and Empower the Black Woman, which benefit both your personal and professional life. Step two is an adaption of Carl Jung’s Feminine archetypes as models of leadership. They are as follow: The Faerie, the Lover, and the Wise Queen. When you implement one of these universal attributes and align your intentions, mind, body, and soul, you become unstoppable. Society is ready for real women who are ready to show up authentically.

The steps are as follow:

First:  Powerful Purposefulness (Finding Your Place in the World)

The essential truth of life is, we each have boundless potential and power to affect change in our lives and the world. There is a bigger vision of benefiting others, which will reduce self-importance. Life then becomes simple and straightforward.

Second:  Acknowledge the Feminine Aspect of Life. It will bring balance and wholeness to the self as you discover a new source of power. This power is flexibility and clarity in the midst of chaos.

Third: Nonfeasance is the failure to act that is part of one’s responsibility and the consequence of not fulfilling your role in life.

Fourth: Give Attentiveness to the present with Mindfulness. Real Power is experienced in the present, Mindfulness allows you to connect with the wisdom and compassion of your higher self for better understanding and healing.

Fifth: Creative Visualization is the process of finding your inner guide for support and guidance.

Sixth: Evolve Beyond Suffering and enter a time of healing, healing that is more about letting go of those things that causes suffering.

Seventh: Align with the Eternal and Universal truth, awaken to the “Law of Life” that simultaneously permeate the universe and the individual self, experience wisdom, compassion, and courage. Achieve your potential as a human being and awaken your heart of wisdom. Visualize a new story that transforms your life and co-create a culture of loving kindness, compassion, and understanding that will change society.

Overall, the Seven Steps will develop your awareness and self-identity, enhance the quality of your life, and contribute to the realization of your dreams. In summary, the long-term goal of this book and corresponding seminars and webinars are to establish the Value of Woman’s Work and empower a new generation of Black Women who will transform the world. The second objective of this book is to reaffirm the role of women in society. We are the guardians of culture, which ensure the perennial nature of humanity. Join me as we incarnate a vision of Womanist Leaders through Poetry and Talk.

An important aspect that will aid your Personal Transformation is the creation of an Empowerment Journal. You can purchase or make one. Use it to reflect at the end of each chapter. In addition, you can create a video, visual art or poetry piece and write an essay that defines your benchmarks, goals, and stages as you progress through the book. You can post your reflections on my Facebook page; Womanist Empowerment or my Blog womanistempowermentseries.com.

Moreover, this book will launch my online course Womanist Empowerment: Redefining Womanhood during the summer of 2016 and serve as a benchmark for Building a New Human Community. It is an ongoing endeavor to create a Culture of Womanist Empowerment through Poetry and Talk. Join me by following my Blog and post a comment or book review.

You and I will celebrate as we share our newfound way of being and embody this driving force of cooperation and symbiosis. “Put your Finger on the Pulse and Feel the Beat.” The Rhythm of Life. It is a challenge; I will help you hold the hand of the child within. For that child, anything is possible.

THE GREAT AWAKENING 2016- PART 13

Chronicle the Black Woman's Rise, New Millennium Poetry, Womanist Empowerment

AWAKENING TO THE SACREDNESS OF LIFE

So it is Written; So it shall Be.

Shake loose the shackles.

Rattle caged bars.

Unfasten the lock.

Break free from America’s

Hold on me!

Raised in a Culture.

Assigned a number at birth.

Registered in the city.

Where my mother and father lived.

Clothed in Innocence.

Stripped of my organic nature,

The dress I wore,

Was someone’s else’s design.

Without a model.

That I could conceive.

No matter how I tried.

It never fit me.

Finished trying to put on that dress.

Done trying to fit in.

Found the steps to create me.

THE GREAT AWAKENING 2016 PART TWELVE

Building a Strong Inner LIfe through Poetry & Talk, Chronicle the Black Woman's Rise, Womanist Empowerment, Womanist Leadership

 

Soul Explorer

On a journey to discover the vast inner space.

That part of the iceberg,

Submerged in the great ocean of life.

Open the door to this other world.

Undergo an odyssey,

Using the mind as the guide.

This other dimension.

So many talk and write about.

You may have caught a glimpse,

But quickly put it out your mind.

Like Star Trek.

A venture through outer space.

To discover other worlds.

They same curiosity killed the cat.

I say curiosity has brought us technology,

Advances beyond our wildest imagination.

This thing called life,

Prince sang about.

Is the subject that I will Explore,

Look at every aspect.

Discover the Secret!

Close your eyes.

Put your mind at rest.

So the Soul can speak.

Look at the door.

Watch it swing wide open.

To reveal what is on the other side.

Walk in as an observer.

See the totality of Humanity.

The twinkle of stars.

Galaxies!

The Earth!

The Moon!

Closer observation.

There is movement on the surface of the earth.

Trees are swaying.

Rain is falling.

        The ocean,

One expansive blue.

People scatter about,

Doing this thing called life.

A chorus overheard from high above.

Put Your Finger on the Pulse!

Feel the Beat!

The Rhythm of Life!

THE GREAT AWAKENING 2016 PART ELEVEN

Chronicle the Black Woman's Rise

#TheGreatAwakening2016

#ChronicleTheBlackWoman’sRize

WOMAN

Long Legs!

Sashaying down the street.

Yellow dress fluttering.

Smile beaming.

Hips swaying.

Eyes bright as the moon.

On her head.

Golden locks glimmer.

On her finger a diamond

Sparkles in the noon-day sun.

She parts her lips.

A sweet melody escapes.

Dangles for a  moment.

Feet gently her from the ground.

The sound reverberates and…

Villagers scuttle out to see.

The sun going down.

It’s Queen Bey!

She arrived in town.

All the children run to the road.

Silhouette each side.

Laughs and giggles.

Dance in the morning haze.

Boys start to drum.

A rhythm that moves everyone to a higher plan.

The community is set ablaze.

Evil that lurked in the shadows.

Come into the light.

Demons cannot tolerate Joy and Happiness.

They leave and run to the next town.

We have defeated the demons.

Everyone chants in unison.

All day long they dance and sing.

Women start a fire.

Men go out for a hunt.

The aroma of food soon fills the air.

A cloud hangs low.

A guardian has come to protect  all the people.

2016 -The Great Awakening -Part Ten Becoming Visible in the World

Building a Strong Inner LIfe through Poetry & Talk, Chronicle the Black Woman's Rise, Womanist Empowerment, Womanist Leadership

A silent voice

Walks in the room.

Stands behind the body of man.

Listens from behind his back.

Perceive a tiny little beam.

Opens, and…

She steps in.

Her arms raise in FORMATION!

As her Spirit is lifted into the sky.

Colors in a distance.

Cascade down the ravine.

Unfurl beyond the land.

A gust of wind blows.

Tumbleweeds scatter her seeds.

The essence remains in the air.

Countless pass through on their way.

For a moment they savor eternity.

In the reflection of water,

A desert oasis.