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Thankful for today. Today a few of my friends and I came together to #create in the park. I’m thankful for the people around me, their talents, and willingness to work together. I’m thankful that I was able to frolic in nature [barefoot] flicking @vintageprana pieces lol ...
I’m thankful for the sun’s rays kissing our melanin in all the right places. I’m even thankful for the #creeps peering through the bushes — you gave us some entertainment.
When women come together, we get things done and make magic happen. ❤️
Can’t wait to see the finished product.
Me entrego al fuego, que esta noche de San Juan purifique todo mi ser y pueda renacer y comenzar un nuevo ciclo limpia y renovada, llena de poder,energia y magia. Que todo lo bueno se quede, que todo lo malo se queme.
The tarot pope. 〰️
I had to take a couple days off from my daily drawings to deal with life catching up to me. I tend to think I can accomplish these in an hour but it’s always longer. I usually make these drawings in the mornings or afternoons while Nicky plays with legos, sometimes talking with friends, sometimes after Nicky goes to bed (that’s the guilty time). I sometimes wish I was working out or sleeping or being more productive. I often think of being free from the tiny dictator (my kid, not this project) who demands so much time from me. I’m trying to prioritize my life appropriately and sometimes this project feels unnecessary, it’s a personal project and although I would like to publish this deck, it’s not the impetus here. 〰️
I’ll keep drawing though, because I told enough of you I would finish (the best way to make me tie up my loose ends) And because these drawings help me RELAX and I like that.
4 💎 THE EMPEROR 〰️
I find myself wanting to subvert the Emperor’s authority as I draw it. I’m trying to remind myself that there are good reasons for some rules. The Emperor means authority and there are times rules work because, hey we are all living on top of each other anyway. But still, I try to rebel a little and this Emperor is questions themselves in ways all good rulers should.
Swipe for the #riderwaite version and my favorite, the Aquarian Tarot. 61/100 #the100dayproject
3 - THE EMPRESS
I’m just trying to find some peace and grounding outside (or inside?) all the crazy thoughts, ideas, and worries rustling around my brain. 〰️
Swipe right for The Empress in the #riderwaite deck and then in the Aquarian Tarot deck (my personal favorite, given to me by my best friend @ampillow)
I am grateful beyond measure for all the lessons life has taught me. Through self-awareness & focusing on myself, I stopped some reoccurring situations from showing up in my life. For good.
What type of negative situations/toxic people are you always attracting to your life? If you cannot explain why...then that is because you have not learned your lesson yet. As long as you do not identify the behaviour or thought you have to let go of, these situations/people will show up in your life.
Different places, different people...Same scenario.
Think about it...What do all of these situations and people have in common? How are you reacting to them? How do they make you feel like?
What are they trying to teach you for you to break the cycle?
Think for a moment...Think now. Just for 5 min.
HIGH ⚡️ PRIESTESS
This card is always banging around my brain because I need to be reminded to trust my intuition. There is often something quiet about the high priestess but I couldn’t keep her hands together, I just kept feeling like she should be more loud, proud and weird. 59/100 #the100dayproject
MAGIC, CONNECTION, COMMUNITY, CREATIVITY & NATURE filled my weekend in this “potlucked” women’s retreat, where we all brought our gifts to share. There was yoga, foraging, swimming, singing and sound meditation, journaling guided meditation, collective art making, and visual visionining (which I led with my my dear friend Marsha Dunn @marshadvisuals) who brought us all together. So many things to reflect on, learn and share...which I’ll likely end up putting in a blog post. But for now I’ll say: this weekend really highlighted the importance of gifting ourself the space to just be and reflect, the importance of being in nature as a life source, the power of being in community and showing up fully; seeing that we are not alone, that we are all vulnerable and also powerful. That we all have something so valuable to contribute and how beautiful that is and feels. And that creative expression is not only healing but the vessel to access our inner knowing, which we need so bad. I’m deeply grateful to everyone that made this possible! 😍❤️👏 #love#gratitude#creativity#womenpower#womenmagic#creativehealing#connection
How grateful are you for the lessons you were taught by the ones who hurt you the most? Make sure you thank those people today.
Those are the most powerful lessons. These will never leave your side if you fully embrace them. They will be your best allies in the darkest hours of your life. They will be born from the darkest hours of your life.
These lessons are like scars on my skin. But no one else can see them. They remind me of a time when I could not breathe because of the pain in my blood. But I am thankful for them.
I identify these people to whom I have to say No! to in the blink of an eye...& situations where I just cannot stay within seconds...So I have learned what was right for me by being hurt at my deepest core.
I urge you to write on those times when you thought the amount of pain was about to kill you. The biggest lessons will be found there and nowhere else.
So be ever so grateful if someone hurt you. They taught you what was right for you.
What was the most important lesson you ever learned?
Never forget it...& share it with your fellow women below.
Have the courage to show your true self to the world. This is what I am getting at now.
I want to understand our African culture and the link with the spiritual practices of our Kemetic Ancestors...Never assume that what you were taught in school can only be the truth. I have been fooled many times by our schools, health campaigns & government policies. Keep an open mind and make sure you do the research yourself.. There is much strength to be found in the ancient texts.
Full body JOY when I receive messages like this one. So grateful to be surrounded by women who are curious to dive deeper into themselves, to listen to their bodies and intuition, as well as understanding their emotions, mood, desires, bodies and cycle better so they can celebrate, connect and awaken to their feminine energy.
"Sunday’s workshop was eye-opening, insightful, beautiful, and it just made me want to run into the street or shout out to other women that they too NEED this insight. We must push further in this space and I will keep adventuring into my deeper soul and 7th Chakra! My soulful intention word for this year coming from your workshop was and remains NURTURE. "
Next and last workshop of The Women Series will be on Sunday 10th at Cabinet 22, on all things relationships. We’ll explore the topic of relationships and starting with the one we cultivate with ourselves- as all the other ones are connected to this unique one. Learning how you function in relationships (romantic, family, friends even colleagues). By understanding yourself, you can start to understand others.
Sign up by message and join the soulful gathering of women (already signed up) for a special kinda morning.
strange videos late at night // I needed some blue areas to overlay on historical footage for the projections during WO with @porticodancetheatre. So natch I painted and then dramatically smeared blue #venus symbols on my face while my dear partner patiently filmed and didn’t ask questions...
To my sisters,
When you cannot hear yourself thinking anymore...Sit down...Pause...Look around You.
Who is treating you right? Keep Them close.
Who isn't? Your geographical positions should be diametrically opposed.
What feels right? Carry on.
What doesn't? Stop...Just...Stop.