Whew! Sharing daily notes on my personal culture of beauty "mostly daily" has been a challenge lately. Mama's been busy, productive and whirling all sort and form of power and magic offline.
The third New Moon of 2017 is tonight at 9:57 PM Central Standard Time in the sign of Aries and we're still in a Venus Retrograde. This is the "purrr"fect time to get clear on who we are and how we express love and beauty in our lives and in the world. This is an auspicious time to tap into your Divine Voice and declare your intention for manifestation for the next twenty-eight moon cycle.
ARIES = "I AM"
Aries energy is all about the expression of ''I AM" energy so beautifully exemplified by Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin. The freedom of being, doing, and having whatever the *%*# you desire and giving zero flips about what others think about it. On Planet Aries "Everything is possible." The true superwoman energy.
INVITATION: TONIGHT WITH ME
Take advantage of this profound opportunity to manifest M & Ms (magic and miracles) with a New Moon Ritual. This evening our SUPERWOMEN & GODDESSES Facebook Community will engage in a "Manifesting Magic & Miracles" SHIMMY CIRCLE at 9 PM Central.
In preparation for our session I'm going to give you a bit of a hook-up.
"NO BURDEN IS HEAVY WHEN EVERYONE LIFTS."
Since the beginning of 2017, I guide a secret community of women who are the rebels, mavericks, creators, and humanitarians of our society to manifest their goals and visions in the area of beauty, health . . . LIFE! Ever wish someone would ask you about that goal you made to make sure you got it done? Well, we do that with a lot of other goodies, like impromptu oracle readings, monthly beauty dossiers, etc.
So, we're on the tail-end of a month-long "Loving My Beautiful Bodacious Body" series in which members have gotten twelve out of sixteen tutorials about how to integrate beauty movement rituals in their day-to-day. Moving your body takes energy and produces energy. Energy begets energy. If you've had stagnation in your cash, love and creativity flow then perhaps it's time to "Shake Your Honey Pot" beautiful. From your pocketbook (both of them) to your magnetism (Ms. Honey Pot drawin' in those bees) this tutorial, if done as intended will attract cash your way and lubricate your ability to manifest the desires of your heart.
Let's put it to the test.
This North African dance move commonly referred to as "Belly Dance" is beneficial for your "lady parts," "yoniverse," "celestial garden" and every term that refers to your female reproductive system. With regular (a day or two a week) belly dancing you'll not only ease discomfort and the length of days on your menstrual "moon" time, but also amplify your magnetism.
How do you say "bees to honey?" Yup! You'll be stirring up that feminine sweetness within.
Make sure to hydrate after your session because if you do it right, you will break a bit of a sweat. This is a private video. The password is: shimmy
So come on and work that power and magic like the Child of Possibility, Aries. Don't be stingy with the SHINE. The Universe and Heavens are ours. What are you manifesting in this moon cycle?
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Day 30 of 2/12 Moons
It's been a very busy and productive week over here at the A U S E T headquarters but I had to stop to address a question that was posted in our SUPERWOMEN & GODDESSES Facebook Community. It is as follows . . .
How are women successful in living their softer side while still maintaining their fierceness? My men have only acknowledged my ability to do anything, which is true if the effort is ordained by God. But at times I, too, get overwhelmed and just want him to take me in his arms and say,
"Baby, it's gonna be alright."
How do I get that?
AKUA: I'm not sure I've reached mastery, but I do know it's a dance. Tango dancing is a great illustration of this concept. Having the Spirit of vulnerability and surrender = femininity. Femininity calls forth the masculine in a masculine man, which is more rare than you would think.
SAMANTHA: I really don't understand what this means. What exactly is the spirit of vulnerability?
I have a feeling that Lynn and Samantha's questions are questions that many, many, many women have. They are great questions, important questions. The world and our culture doesn't seem to be a safe place for the Spirit of vulnerability to be expressed. Just months from the largest women's march in history, we're in a climate where the passing patriarchal era of consciousness is bumping heads with a more feminine and integrated era of consciousness. Our grandmothers, mothers, and daughters have very different experiences in the dance of the feminine/masculine dynamic; within themselves first, let alone interaction with their male counterparts. With slogans like, "The Future Is Female." we've got to be careful not to just replace male-expressed supremacy with a semblance of the same supremacy by females, because it still doesn't represent integration or balance. That's a whole 'nother topic so let's continue with this one.
"Baby, it's gonna be alright."
The topic at hand is a woman asking how does she "live her softer side while still maintaining fierceness," for someone to have your back and provide reassurance when you feel overwhelmed. Well first of all, everyone has moments - girls and boys, men and women all may need to be reassured that "it's gonna be alright" from time-to-time when what's seen and experienced is questionable.
Somehow being in need or desiring reassurance is not an admirable trait in women to other women in our culture. There seems to be a celebration and aspiration to be independent and having it all together without a single crack of need. After all, a fierce, bad b*tch definitely wouldn't seem to require, need, want or desire support, assistance, or rescuing. If you ever watched the Cosby Show back in the 90s, remember when Cliff Huxtable got in trouble at an all-women's book club he attended with his wife Clair when he suggested that women have an innate need to be rescued by their man? Me and my male counterparts grew up with the powerful, sassy and dynamo feminist hero Clair Huxtable who never seemed to ever break a sweat in all her "I am woman, hear me roar."- perfection. Isn't it time to rethink the idea that you can't be fierce and soft at the same time?
V U L N E R A B I L I T Y
When I think of vulnerability I think of the most magnetic and endearing beings on the planet: babies. Baby mammals of all kinds. My mother's heart-warming and beloved furry baby i.e. dog Lola for instance has no shame in how she expresses her desire for attention, affection, or any need she may have. She will roll over on her back with legs WIDE open, belly exposed and look you dead in your eye waiting to be rubbed. There's not one bit of coyness or passive-aggressiveness. She is clear about what she wants from you. It makes sense that people create deep connection, intimacy and loyalty with their pets.
Southern California, home of the oh-so-isolating Hollywood, a not so vulnerable-friendly town is also a big dog town. When I lived in Venice Beach, California, I'm pretty certain one out of every three people had a furry baby.
When I think of vulnerability, I think of children who are quick to display their feelings, ask for what they desire up front and to quickly move on from hurt once the moment is over. Could it be that those who are the most "susceptible to harm" are the most endearing? Small, delicate, fragile, open. Look at the puppy and kitten sleeping above. Anything could happen to them and yet they sleep so peacefully. Vulnerable is defined as: "susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm."
When we interface with another in relationship we are susceptible to physical, emotional, financial, etc. attack, harm, rejection and ruin. Scary stuff for most of us.
C O N T R O L
There once was this woman who was in a relationship with a Leo man who gave, gave, gave, gave, gave. He did everything for her. She loved it, in fact she was in heaven - for awhile. He made her feel like such a queen until she realized that he maintained control through his giving. She began to notice that he would not accept nor allow her to do for him; like cooking or reciprocate in any way. It occurred to her the more she got to know him, that it felt very one-sided and it wasn't so much that he was treating her like a queen but his way of maintaining control, ALL THE TIME. Because there was no dance of mutual giving and receiving between them they never developed a deep connection or true intimacy because he just wasn't receptive. It began to feel very unnatural and out of balance to her so she ended the relationship and remained friends with him. Of course, all Leo women and men are not the same. Human beings are complex, it goes way beyond one's sun sign. At the same time, there do seem to be over-arching characteristics in people that share the same sun sign and even more so in quadruplicities. Quadruplicity? Yes. Quadruplicity.
Q U A D R U P L I C I T I E S
I recently took an IQ test and noticed that a great deal of the questions had to do with seeing patterns. I've recognized a bit of a pattern with how easy it is for certain sun/moon signs to be vulnerable while others have a very difficult time with it.
LEO • SCORPIO • AQUARIUS • TAURUS
ARIES • CANCER • LIBRA • CAPRICORN
GEMINI • VIRGO • SAGITTARIUS • PISCES
Quadraplicities are groups of four by mode of zodiac influence when one feels stimuli or somehow put under tension. It's how they get their elemental (emotional, physical, mental, spiritual) needs satisfied. Those groups are as follows:
Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus
resistant, unchanging, steadfast, determined, self-reliant, stubborn, passive-aggressive.
Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
initiator, enterprise, active, quick, ambitious, driven, domineering, sets the tone, dynamic
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
adaptable, assimilating, go with the flow, chameleon, flexibility, resourceful, diplomatic
Each characteristic can be beneficial as well as self-defeating depending upon how the mode is implemented or expressed. It would take a professor of social work born under the sign of Scorpio to teach on the topic "The POWER of Vulnerability," in her famous TED talk. Born 18 November, Brene Brown became a household name through her alliance with Oprah on the subject of vulnerability. Scorpio, the most unlikely to be vulnerable. It's funny how we teach what we seek to master, as the way of the fixed Scorpio is not that of being vulnerable but of being in control, unreceptive and resistant.
So, what is the answer to Lynn's question of "how to be soft while fierce at the same time?"
First things first, any and everyone doesn't deserve your vulnerability. It's a casting pearls before swine type of thing. We wouldn't leave our precious children or puppies around anyone who's questionable. Once you've determined that it's a safe environment, open yourself up to the dance of giving and receiving. A dance that ignites a spark, connection and intimacy that creates something electric. Give yourself over to an openness and honesty that is bigger than your learned political, manipulative agenda - be unrefined, like a child before it learns to alter his/her essential Self to get a predetermined outcome.
Open your heart, expose your belly, be wide open and willing to be
susceptible to the thing that you fear.
HOW ARE YOU GOING TO BE VULNERABLE TODAY?
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Day 20 of 2/12 Moons
The House of Beatrice: Me and my sister, daughters and mother
photo: Rashid Zakat
Someone said that there are Seven Wonders Of The World, well me and Stevie (Wonder that is who sang "Ebony Eyes") don't agree. Every single baby girl is born a "Wonder Of The World" . . . until the world tells her otherwise.
Today International Women's Day is observed around the world. Over a hundred years ago, it began as an outcry for women being treated like second-class citizens. The mission of this observance is defined as "the struggle for women's rights."
I believe that my mouth speaks things into existence so perhaps it's time to let go of "The Struggle" for anything. We see a hundred years later from the inception, struggling for anything leads to more struggle. It just doesn't work metaphysically speaking. I say that we speak of and into the Victory that this world works for EVERYone. And that work begins in our hearts, our consciousness and then shows up in our own relationships and households.
My feeling is that babies, girls or boys, aren't born with a drive to oppress, exploit and abuse. "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation." Mothers have a responsibility to raise sons that honor, protect and provide for women and children.
The day will come that women under, over and "inner"stand that allowing your sons to take on oppressive, exploitive, abusive and supremacist ideologies based on differences, that those same sons will grow to oppress, exploit, abuse and stand over in superiority to you and your daughters. It's time for women once and for all to be concerned not only with the "me" but with the "we"; no matter how different your sister looks, prays and expresses her feminine power. It's always been about the "we." When can take clues from nature in that when we share energetic space our menstrual rhythm syncs with each other.
The boys and men are watching us.
We teach our men and sons how to treat us as they are watching how our relationships with each other women express and unfold. So:
Mothers (that includes Aunties because they're all our daughters) cultivate and encourage the beauty, magic, power and majesty of your daughters.
Daughters (and nieces because they're all our mothers) honor, respect and give tribute to your mothers, for without her you wouldn't BE.
Sisters, desire more for your sister than you would desire for yourself because one day you may need her to pull you up or along.
So I'll say again, it's up to us to tap into our divine and feminine power because after all we birthed those that oppress us. We see that when we teach our sons to oppress, exploit and abuse others based on differences, we cultivate a world in which you yourself are oppressed, exploited and abused. Your zenophobic seeds will harvest and that chicken will come home to roost.
If we desire first-class treatment, it begins with how we treat ourselves, our si"stars" and all those souls who come to this planet that happen to be different from us.
I'm very optimistic we are upon a Golden Age of Consciousnes and the circle of huemanity will again become complete. It's simple. The solution is at hand. We struggle no more. We now flow.
Happy International Women's Day to my fellow Wonders of The World.
Please SHARE this message. Please LIVE this message.
Thank you for reading.
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Day 11 of 2/12 Moons
Normally I speak of possibility and maintain a worldview of "YES." My daily commitment is to focus on gratitude, appreciation, abundance and plenty of this life. Based on what I have observed in my time in this physical realm, I find a few things worrisome to the ultimate vision that this world works for "every One." I can't help but to perceive an agenda underneath the propaganda in which we are bombarded with. The last few days I have been turning the following questions over in my head:
What if . . .
The resources on planet Earth were not enough to sustain the entire "consuming" population?
What if . . .
It was determined that the Earth's "consuming" population needed to be reduced so that its resources would not be depleted?
What if . . .
The dominating global superpower concocted a plan to reduce the "consuming" population of the Earth?
How would that be determined?
What would be the determining factors for one's annihilation or survival in this effort?
Who would be the most favorable individuals to remain on Planet Earth?
Who would be the least desirable individuals to remain on Planet Earth?
Have you ever asked yourself:
"Why am I valuable?"
"Do I add value?"
"What do I produce?"
"Does my existence add or take away from the lives of others?"
"Am I primarily a producer or a consumer?"
"Am I primarily a giver or taker?"
Yes, it's the era of all sort and form of slayage and fleekdom, but at the end of the day are you necessary?
Thank you for reading.
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Day 9 of 2/12 Moons
"Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest
if we do not give up."
Apparently the richest and most influential people on the planet are in the
business of war, drugs and sex trafficking using any means necessary.
Let Us Not Become Weary While Doing Good
Somehow our gifts, talents, abilities, life's work, purpose and/or calling are
the things that bring us alive, put us in the flow, the zone, vibes us up . . .
If you're truly occupying your day with the things that invigorate, exhilarate,
and refresh you then it's a wise deduction that you'll never tire of it.
The goodness in you must be expressed, it cannot be denied.
If you keep focusing on the LOVE for what you do then the
results and rewards become a non-issue.
For At The Proper Time We Will Reap A Harvest
As one who is certified in Urban Sustainable Horticulture as well as coming
from a family of farmers and gardeners, on a DNA level I'm clear that
manifestation, birthing, and sowing a harvest has a natural rhythm and cycle.
MAKE sure the seed is viable.
ANALYZE the soil for suitability to seed.
TILL the soil.
PLANT the seed at the appropriate time and environment.
WATER the seed and soil.
FEED the seed and soil.
EXPOSE the seed to light.
PRUNE i.e. get rid of any weeds.
REAP your harvest when the time is right.
If We Do Not Give Up
So as you see there are proper steps to the sowing of a harvest.
There is also a proper cycle to this process.
If you give up or quit before the process is complete,
no matter how long it takes you will not bring to life the very thing you've been called to do.
And if it was an IN-SPIRED (Spirit) action then it's your responsibility to see it through.
I know it seems that the rich get richer, the bad people get away with murder
and the good guy/girl never wins but . . .
this isn't always true.
Be encouraged that if you utilize the laws of the Universe to manifest, the Universe has no judgment. If you follow the recipe to a "T" you get what you set out to get. It's like baking a cake, if you follow a great recipe, you'll get a great cake. It doesn't matter if you're an evil "arsehole" or a holy saint. You must follow the directions.
If we desire to cross the finish line and experience the
desires of our hearts we must follow the rhythm and cycle of harvesting.
It's time to get your hands "dirty" so get to it.
Thanks for reading.
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Day 5 of 2/12 Moons