permeable silence

There was a void in the communes and the nations

She avoided communication

Soothed, shielded, and swathed in silence she continued to power up

She was filling up her inner world to  pour into the outer world

There was a void in the communes and the nations

 

 

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Do no harm.

For the sake of my own elevation, and the elevation of all life, I shall seek to do no harm to myself and others.

-Niyama of Harmlessness

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K.R.I.T. said It’s Better This Way

 

I have been playing Big K.R.I.T.’s latest mixtape, It’s Better This Way, non-stop. The photo below actually taken the day I attended his concert in Cleveland with my soul sista. As I rap along with the lyrics, that I relate to on an intergalactic level, I give thanks for K.R.I.T.  *Laughs He’s like a cool ass older brother reminding me to stay true to myself by simply being himself. I can be slightly ratchet, I can be chic, I can be country, I can be the opposite of the status quo, I can be underrated, I can be conscience, I can be creative, I can just be me – in any combination I want.

I can be all these things or none of them as I travel down MY own path.

Thank you Big K.R.I.T. – It is truly Better This Way.  Also, I’m going to go ahead and give thanks for that music you and Erykah Badu will make one day very soon. *Laughs If you need somebody on tambourine for that one, holla at a playa.

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Inside

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Inside my mind

I rewind time

Rereading and over analyzing the messages between each line

I am restless and reactive

Tied down by time

Time- as man has constructed it

Time- as man has constricted it

Wrapped and bound by minutes, seconds, hours and days

Living in the present as if I am in the past or somewhere in the future

Forgetting that time freed from the constraints of clocks and calendars is timeless

Timeless

Inside my mind

I am suppressing my feelings of oppression

Oppressed by my own repression of my personal truth

Inside my consciousness

I watch my mind dart back and forth, attempting to control the uncontrollable

Attempting to explain the unexplainable and attain the unattainable

I am aware of this moment and what it feels like

I am aware that it is all out of my control

This is beautiful because to step out of control is to step into flow

Inside of my consciousness

I invite my mind to relax

To stop rewinding time or fast forwarding to the future

To relinquish control to universal flow

To dwell in the present moment

My mind excepts my invitations

And together we dance in the happiness of present moment awareness on the grounding green grasses of gratitude as the sunbeams warm awareness full of light to even our darkest places

Inside my consciousness

My mind is free
Art info:

J. Henry Marley

Cattle Brand (1935)

watercolor on paper

via: Smithsonian online library

The Builder

THE BUILDER

She builds dreams without instructions

God-given intuition her guide

She builds dreams

As faces brown like hers and white like American history send her negative messages about who she is

Messages based largely on her gender, race, and sexuality – the outer most details of her deep existence

She builds dreams

As spirit reminds her that she should always look deeper then the surface of another’s epidermis to connect

Her circle of friends proof that she uses this knowledge

Besides no one knows better than her that is takes ALL faces to build dreams

She builds dreams

As she attempts to find love in a time when many are tuned out to the natural flow of love within their own being

She builds dreams

While she learns that to attract love, the authentic kind, that can fortify any foundation causing it to last for centuries and centuries she must be her truest self/her best self/ her highest self- She must BE love

She builds her dreams

And embraces the present moment as time flows by, the past behind her & forgotten

There is only now

She builds dreams

As the spirit of Amanayea reminds her to take care of her body – it is her most valuable tool

She builds dreams

As her spirit and her earth angels remind her of her own greatness and power when her strength wavers

She builds dreams

Because that is what the Creator created her to do -and in building her dreams and yours she adds to the beauty of this world that is collectively ours

There is space for ALL the dream builders

She builds dreams without instructions

God-given intuition her guide

Tiffany

Art Info:
William H. Johnson
Women Builders (1945)
Oil on paperboard
via Smithsonian American Art Museum (online)

Diversity = Evolution

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Written by Agnes Denes [Pen and ink on paper (1978)] Data Source:   Smithsonian American Art Museum

 I am diverse.

I am diverse in the thoughts that I think,

the prayers that I pray,

the clothes that I wear,

the company that I keep,

the environments I occupy.

I strive for diversity in many aspects of my life.

Diversity aids in the cultivation of my own evolution.

Self evolution begins in the mind.

I am diverse in the thoughts that I think,

the prayers that I pray,

the clothes that I wear,

the company that I keep,

the environments I occupy.

I embrace diversity in many forms because there is power in diversity.

There’s power, strength, wisdom, and love in the unification and inclusion of individuals and ideas that are diverse in nature.

Wake up to diversity in all things.

You are diverse.

We are diverse.

I am diverse.

Tiffany