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?
Thank you for reading. If you feel generous, SHARE.
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Day 30 of 2/12 Moons
. : s u p e r w o m a n g o d d e s s s t y l e : .
Speak your genius superwomangoddess, because what you
have to say is important. When they listen closely, watching
every word come out of those beautiful lips make sure:
1. You stay HYDRATED so your lips remain smooth and supple.
2. EXFOLIATE the ridges of your lips so lip color doesn't feather.
3. To use a LIP BRUSH when wearing high-contrast hues for a perfectly shaped pucker,
4. To BUILD up color layer by layer.
5. To make an "O" with your lips, then take your index finger
and twist inside the "O" to capture color on the inner
lips so you don't end up with lip color on your teeth.
6. Say a PRAYER: "May my lips speak words that heal and inspire."
7. Leave your love "MARK" on your favorite sweetheart.
On Bianca's Lips: Untitled Red by A U S E T : B E A U T Y
edible. lead-free. pristine.
IN THE WOMB
As hueman beings, we developed and formed in our mother's "waters" so returning to the waters daily to cleanse and restore is a powerful ritual that leaves you feeling reborn every time. There's an actual scientific process that occurs when you immerse yourself in water. During the day being exposed to positive ions through contact with EMFs (electromagnetic frequency) like computers, wi-fi, electronics we build up positive ions and once immersed in water those ions are neutralized.
BATHED IN LOVE
You can take the restorative practice of bathing a step further by imbuing your bathing water with intention. You can keep it as simple as you'd like or go full board. The New Moon and Full Moon phase of the moon makes this ritual even more effective.
BASIC LOVE BATH RITUAL
SAGE WAND or DRAGON'S BLOOD RESIN
sugar, salt, or pre-made
warm and filtered (get a shower filter and fill your tub with the shower head.
It's softening to the skin.)
coarse sea salt (also softening to the skin)
be careful if you have open wounds or irritated skin, it will burn
CRYSTALS: ROSE QUARTZ, RHODONITE, QUARTZ
(one or all)
Rose, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine
(one or all)
BODY OIL, BUTTER, BALM, LOTION
CLEAR YOUR ENERGY
by smudging yourself with sage or dragon's blood resin.
dead skin and old energy from your body in tub prior to wetting skin
with salt, sugar or pre-made scrub.
off scrub with a quick shower.
SET THE INTENTION
for this bath by saying a little prayer, declaration, affirmation, mantra.
MAKE A MINI-MOUNTAIN of:
1 cup of salt, your crystals and about ten drops of essential oil
FILL THE TUB
with very, very warm water. Not too hot but enough that once it cools you won't get cold.
STEP INTO THE BATH and IMBUE
with your gratitude and desires.
BREATHE and GIVE THANKS
for all of the love, beauty and abundant blessings in your life.
HOLD EACH CRYSTAL
in your hands and whisper thank you to each for the specific gift they
bring to your bath and life.
LAY BACK & FANTASIZE
about moments in your life where you experienced the most delicious love moments and give thanks for each one as well as the person involved in that moment.
COLLECT YOUR CRYSTALS
and put them back into your crystal bag/box before releasing the bath water.
with a five second shower.
your body with Holy Butter™ or any body oil while your skin is still damp.
SHINE & RADIATE
the love and beauty dripping from your being in your home, at work and out in the world.
Contact me if you have any questions about anything I've shared. I know for some of you, some of these terms and culture is a foreign land and for others this is old hat. Wherever you are it's perfect. Make sure if you share this ritual or remix it to share the link of this note so that your reader can explore more.
COME SEE ME and PICK UP your SUPPLIES
This Friday, 17 Feb, I'll be at The Silver Room for Holy Hour Auset if you'd like to pick up your love crystals, Holy Butter™ and other supplies for your beauty medicine bag.
CLICK TO RSVP
Thanks for reading.
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Day 19 of 1/12 Moons
Raw photo from a recent family portrait photo session in celebration of my mother's birthday.
From time-to-time people ask what my skin care secrets are and what products I use.
My daughter posted a behind-the-scenes picture of her sister and me from the shoot on Instagram and the comments where as follows:
MB: "Your mother is so beautiful."
My daughter: "lol and she won't let us forget it."
MB: "feel free to pass on her skincare tips. I'm guessing she's an 8 glass of water a day type of lady."
My daughter: "@akuaauset MB wants to know your skincare secrets."
This was my response:
"First I do work I LOVE.
And having a career/business around holistic beauty helps with staying on track.
I'm mindful about my consumption on every level: spiritually, mentally, beauty products, food, people, music, etc. I do make it a point to drink half my body's weight in oz. of water and water-rich foods. Eat lots of fruits and veggies in their raw state including honeydew melons and avocadoes. It's VERY important to stay "regular." I greatly limit white refined and processed foods as well as alcohol and breads which are drying and coffee which is acidic. I dance and sweat as much as possible. I laugh and am silly which keeps me from staying stressed.
Thanks for the question. What are some of your secrets?"
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Day 14 of 1/12 Moons
Insight #3 . . .
Years ago me and my eldest daughter attended T. Harv Eker's paradigm shifting weekend experience "The Millionaire Mind" where he introduced what he called "the world's easiest and most effective money management system." It's a system my girls still use to this day and they are really good with money. The system was to have six or seven jars in which you by percentage distributed or allocated your money.
The first and MOST important jar was 10% in the FFA (Financial Freedom Account). The money in this jar was NEVER to be spent. OK, back then when I first heard this, it messed with my head. When I was a pre-teen and would get money my mother would kind of clown me about how "my money was just burnin' my pocket." I liked the experience of buying things and bringing them home.
"DON'T KILL THE GOOSE!"
So hearing that there was money, 10% of everything you received that you put away and NEVER SPENT was something I was really uncomfortable with. He reasoned that this money was to create a "golden goose." You were to live from the eggs that this "golden goose" created in profit, dividends, interest from placing it in an interest-bearing account. He further instructed to leave your golden goose in trust to charity, church, children, legacy as the "golden goose" that they can't spend because after all you "DON'T KILL THE GOOSE!" He explained that this money acts as a magnet for attracting more wealth.
MAGNET FOR ATTRACTING WEALTH
When I think of women who are in their full unapologetic expression, we are magnetic and highly valuable to anyone who's life we touch. Guided by a Source greater than ourselves, it's no mistake that the most powerful men in the world have an enigmatic woman by their side. Wise men know that having a good woman in their corner, creating home (psychologically and physically), and guiding their children is his greatest asset and power that brings eternal dividends to their legacy.
I deeply believe that every masculine man is looking for a queendom or a muse to serve, protect and cultivate. This is the quality that I most appreciate about masculine men that they look to be of use and affirmed by the feminine and not quite balanced unless he is needed by his muse. You'll NEVER hear me declare that crazy mantra: "I don't need a man." Never! Yesterday as I watched two very intelligent and strong men strategize how to get a huge armoire up to my second floor, I said to them, "What on Earth would women do without men? We definitely need you."
CULTIVATE YOUR GOOSE BABY
Because of our value as women on this planet, in the home, wherever we are really is legendary, it's good to recognize that we are "his" golden goose. Even if you're not in a partnership, we are the "golden goose" of our home or wherever we have others that depend on us. As feminine women, our #1 priority needs to be in the cultivation of ourselves as "the golden goose" who produces golden eggs (empowered mates, our children, our creative works, etc. ). When we place cultivating ourselves our ability to magnetize all of things in this life that make it yummy, magic, miracles and grace in our lives will be consistent and flowing.
More on this topic in this Sunday's Workshop "Love. Beauty. Wealth. You Set The Standard."
Thanks for reading.
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Day 6 of 13/13 Moons
S a v e T h e D a t e
U P C O M I N G E V E N T S
J A N U A R Y
s m e l l .
What do you love to smell?
Of all of our senses, smell is the most profound of them all.
A scent can instantly take us back to a moment in time with all of the feelings
and sensations of the experience. Scent can arouse hunger, sensuality, happiness, disdain . . .
I have a vision of planting a jasmine and lily garden around my house so that
when the wind blows my house will be engulfed in the scent of jasmine and lilies.
As a woman with earthy astrology, scent is that much more profound for me,
so the very first aspect of my morning ritual involves scent.
I even named one of my daughters after a flower I've been enchanted
by from the first moment I smelled it - Jasmine.
MY LUXURIOUS DAILY MORNING RITUAL
I have an oil diffuser scheduled to turn on in the morning just before I normally
awake to diffuse my fragrant, uplifting plant-based oil into the air where I sleep.
When I awake smelling such a delicious scent in my bedroom I feel
bliss and gratitude for the beauty of the moment.
Want to integrate this ritual into your daily routine?
1. CHOOSE how you want to feel.
Here are some ideas for you:
Citrus notes - uplifting
Floral notes- heart opening
Woodsy notes - rejuvenating
Resinous notes - sensual
2. PURCHASE essential oils above fragrance oils.
The difference is that the fragrance oils are synthetic and man-made chemicals
(which I don't want to breathe in.) Even when the essential oils are "pure" and "natural" the processes and quality of the essential plant-based oil is far-ranging. Because I'm breathing in the molecules I will most definitely be mindful of the fact that it's natural v. synthetic but this is where I feel it's ok to use a less expensive quality oil, as long as it is plant-based.
3. PURCHASE an oil diffuser. They come electric or the ceramic tea lite powered version.
PLAN to integrate this ritual into your morning and/or evening.
Over the years, I've created compositions depending on how I feel or desire to feel.
Need a morning diffuse kit, LET ME KNOW.
I'll put one together for you.
Thanks for reading.
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Day 7 of 12/13 Moons
Last night I had in mind to write about an entirely different topic,
but when I awoke this morning with a little feeling of overwhelm a voice said:
"Go back to the basics."
Did you have a health regimen that worked really well for you and it somehow dropped off?
Ever discover an amazing beauty product and somehow stopped using it?
Do you have a sea of unread books in your library and continue to buy new ones?
A dish that you once loved to eat, but stopped eating?
Have you ever bought something only to realize that you already have it?
...once so ecstatic about this magical new person in your life who you now take for granted?
Why is it that we find something that works for us, love it
and somehow we look up and it's/they've fallen to the wayside?
I'll tell you why.
We're dazzled by the shiny new sh*t
(or perhaps even in some cases the old sh*t that never worked.)
We haven't yet mastered or fully explored to the deepest levels the thing that we found that worked, that we loved, that we were ecstatic about and proselitized it like a new Christian.
Any successful business man, champion athlete or artistic genius knows
to maintain their winning formula with
F O C U S & C O N S I S T E N C Y.
So note what works for you, work it into your ethos,
keep doing it with focus and consistency and try not
to be so dazzled by all the shiny new sh*t.
Thanks for reading.
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Day 2 of 12/13 Moons
Ever wonder why people consistently fail at their New Year's resolutions? It's the wrong timing.
Whatever you are focused on during the Winter Solstice will be amplified during the next 365 days. For any goal, vision, desire you have, there is not a better time than the Winter Solstice, the longest nights of the year to cultivate your genius within by being still and listening.
The most Ancient Egyptians were legendarily advanced because they discovered the secret of cultivating the genius within. In the cocoon of darkness, dreams, visions and insight come forth like none other.
Although the Winter Solstice is over one month away, we know that the seeds for manifestation began yesterday on
Dec. 19 to Dec. 25: Is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the four days and four nights when the sun stops its progression are the shortest days (9 hr. and 8 min.) and longest nights (14 hr. 51 min.) of the year.
Winter Solstice: Wednesday, 21 December, 2016 at 5:44 AM EST
I've personally observed the Winter Solstice since 2012 and host an annual observance community on Facebook. A great deal of my observance practices were inspired by the work of Ra Un Nefer Amen of Ausar Auset Society.
Not on Facebook? Shoot me an email and I'll find a way to include you in the goings-on.
This year's observance will include key events:
1. Pre-Winter Solstice Cleanse/Detox beginning on Sunday, Nov. 27th
2. Global Conference Call
3. Celebration & Gathering at Metamoorphose Wellness Temple on Friday, Dec. 30th.
The basic protocol during these four days (Dec. 19 to Dec. 25) are the following:
1. Eat lightly.
2. When the Sun sets don't use any artificial light.
3. Quiet your environment.
4. Refrain from speaking.
5. L I S T E N
Be ready to write down what you hear and see.
When the Sun returns you will be the newborn Queen/King ready to serve, receive and shine.
This is the ULTIMATE preparation for a 2017 filled with Health, Love, Unity & Prosperity.
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Day 14 of 11/13 Moons
elation. anger. apathy.
I'm glad I committed to a "mostly" daily notebook, because it's been a whirlwind week with unexpected travel, work and adventure. I've come back with so much to share with you and had other notes in mind to write today, but out of compassion for the people in America, our home - post-election, I feel I need to offer some light and comfort.
Apparently a quarter of our country is celebrating the result, a quarter of our country is in shock, grief and feeling angry, while half of the country is perhaps frustrated, apathetic or altogether disconnected from politics.
No matter where you stand in any of those groups, it's time to, as Seth Godin writes in his blog today, "Roll Up Our Sleeves." Voting twice every few years isn't going to do the trick, nor is just balancing our chakras. This is a great time to really take ownership of our reality. What if each person treated this nation/planet and land as it were our own home? Like someone else isn't going to get the dishes and make the bed, we are.
No matter where you stand, the activities that we've been witnessing on this planet of late have been a mighty catalyst for bringing the ugliness and beauty out of us all to the surface. No matter how it appears, it's can be a beneficial thing because now we can REALLY get honest, have compassion, really dig in to do the work of healing.
Be compassionate and respectful, honoring the feelings and processes of your fellow citizens.
Be committed to not violating another's right to the pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in your expression and process. Beneath anger there's always hurt, disappointment or even fear. Anger is completely valid and natural. Knowing that all illness and disease begin in the Spirit, the key is to express your anger, then move on. Like a child expresses his/her emotion and then pretty quickly moves on - we have an opportunity to express anger while taking note of the hurt/disappointment beneath it. The goal is to process the roots of your emotion and look for "the gift" in it, which could be an insight for change/transformation/renewal, added wisdom, etc. The goal is to use your anger a tool for growth and expansion then get back to having a light heart.
There's a quote from Buddha that I quite appreciate: "Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."
FEELING FEARFUL or INSECURE?
I can definitely empathize with a feeling of uncertainty. My last note was about "F*ck Fear! Say Yes." It's important to keep a proper perspective of our true power to create our own reality. Every choice we make is creating our future on the microcosm and the macrocosm. You've got the power. Just know that a fearful or insecure person is a vulnerable person. We don't always make the best choices when we feel afraid or insecure. And sometimes even, others set up people to feel fear and insecure to take advantage of their feeling of vulnerability.
My Healing Prescription: BE. DO. HAVE.
To soothe and empower yourself, here are a few things you can "do."
We're all feeling the winds of transformation and hopefully the dismantling of all that doesn't work on this planet. How we navigate this era will depend on our consciousness and mindset from moment-to-moment, day-to-day keeping our eye on the prize without distraction. The future will reward those who are productive, who contribute to the lives of others, that can pierce through the illusion, see and move in the Source of Our True Power.
Speaking of the winds of transformation, the other day I was on a plane flying over Denver which is known to have choppy air. When the flight got uncomfortably turbulent, my si"star" friend held my hand and said "The plane is just dancing in the wind."
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Day 12 of 11/13 Moons
The Spirit of Order calls us to honor the rhythm of the cosmos and its enduring predictability.
The Spirit of Chaos calls us to honor beingness and allowing of this moment.
There's a time for order and there's a time for chaos.
When we bring them together interdependently, there is a marriage which brings creation.
In every spiritual school of thought we are invited to walk in the beauty of balance.
The electromagnetic Universe (feminine) that we live in is governed by the universal law of Maat which brings order. Maat is an ancient goddess from the most ancient Egyptian (Kemetic) tradition. The Spirit of Maat represents order, truth, balance, harmony and justice. Maat has her laws (universal) and those laws have been interpreted by Tehuti, the god of wisdom mathematically (Maat). The most ancient Egyptians were guided by these laws in their daily 42 Declarations of Innocence. Apparently prior to foreign influences and invasion, the most ancient Egyptians maintained a Maatian civilization that lived in peace for thousands of years with no need for police. My friend Kajara NiaYaa NebtHet wrote a book called "Light As A Feather: 42 Laws of Maat For Children" on this topic for children.
The bottom line is that being alarmed out of your sleep in the morning and popping out of bed to put out fires, meet deadlines and be pulled by someone else's train all day is not going to create a life that you deserve where you are cherished, appreciated and compensated on every level.
Before Michael Jordan ever stepped out on the court to perform the superhuman feats that he was able to do time and time again, he had a pre-game ritual. I perceive every day of my life as stepping out on the court to play so I also have a pre-game ritual. My "pre-game" ritual is based on the things that I require to be prepared to play at my highest capability and to perform superhuman feats that I'm able to do time and time again.
A couple of days ago, I hosted a LIVE Facebook event and the women on the call unanimously admitted to putting EVERYONE else's requirements and desires before their own requirements and desires. Some might see forsaking your own needs as being a saint or sweet. Being a martyr for others may give you saint status, but at the end of the day it doesn't work because it's unsustainable. At some point you will burnout and crash. And holistically speaking, in every case (wife, mother, employee, entrepreneur) we set the standard of how others will cherish, appreciate and compensate us as well as be influenced as to how they will conduct their own lives. How we care for ourselves and live our lives has a domino effect on our relationships, families, community and culture. Women are the enduring example and first teacher in every context we exist in.
If you expect to live in an environment where each person is cherished and appreciated in their relationships, as well as be paid top dollar for their abilities then YOU'VE/WE'VE got to set the standard.
On Sunday, 6th November, from 2 to 4 PM, I'll be hosting a FREE Workshop: "How To Create Your Daily Healing Beauty Ritual." If you would like to attend in-person or online, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text (312.566.7506) as soon as possible, NOW.
Until then begin to GET CLEAR on what it is you require daily to really perform at your best everyday and get it in BEFORE heading out to save the world.
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Day 24 of 10/13 Moons
"You Must Set The Standard."
PLEASE STOP AT :45 seconds then continue on to the note.
You can watch the rest of the video later, because today's note is all about the first :45 seconds of this video. "You Must Set The Standard" is about setting the standard for all relationships in our lives by doing one simple thing.
Here's the transcript of the first 45 seconds:
Mind if I ask you a question?
How did you end your day yesterday, then how did you begin this day?
The reason I ask is that there are so many women who routinely roll out of bed every morning and look up and it's 1 o'clock in the afternoon to find they forgot to eat...but yet the children, the husband, the boss and the clients have all been taken care of.
If that's you, you KNOW that's not going to work for long.
If you expect to be cherished and appreciated in your relationships,
paid top dollar for your abilities then YOU'VE got to set the standard.
I'm Akua Auset of akua-auset.com.
My name Akua means "the sweet messenger" and my zone of genius is facilitating transformation. I've been given one job to do, and it's a very sacred job and that's to inspire women and girls to be magical and powerful - because our marriages, our children, every relationship in our community depends on it.
HOW DO YOU END AND BEGIN YOUR DAYS?
In tomorrow's note, I'm going to go into more about this topic.
THIS EVENING at 7 pm CST, I'm going to do a LIVE Facebook Event in our
SUPERWOMEN & GODDESSES community about how to you end and begin your days.
I'd love to hear from you on this topic, so set your alerts and alarms to join us at 7 pm CST.
CLICK THE IMAGE above to join our community and to attend the event this evening.
This Last Quarter Moon week is a good time to let go of habits, behaviors
and things in our lives that don't work for us. Let's begin that letting go process.
SEE YOU TONIGHT!
So . . . whether you followed directions and stopped the video at 45 seconds or not, I'll explain what this video is for. For the last month, I've been part of a Mindset Alchemy™for Female Entrepreneurs course facilitated by one of my favorite clients: Tracy Neely of TracyNeely.com.
We met when I was hired to "d0" her face for her promotional photo shoot. Gorgeous right?
She's wearing A U S E T : B E A U T Y cosmetics.
. . . ever see "The Matrix?"
If you're in MY tribe and orbit I'm sure you have: Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, The Oracle, Agent Smith. When I first saw the film I found it fascinating that The Oracle, "THE prophet who helps free the humans with her foresight and wisdom" was located deep in "the hood." The Black Divine Feminine leading people back to themselves, their source of power is nothing new, but is in Maat (order). It's like going home to Mama to restore yourself.
The caterpillar was never the destiny of the butterfly.
All things come from God (good), all things are destined to return to God (good), and there are many paths to God (good). In the METAMOORPHOSE community, we utilize the healing beauty arts as a gateway for those who seek personal transformation. The caterpillar was never the destiny of the butterfly. As human being is not our destiny, but the Hero within us. We are the restoration of the Beloved Community.
HEALING WISDOM OF AFRICA
What I learned from Malidoma Some in his book "The Healing Wisdom of Africa," is that people in the West suffer because they don't have four things: 1) who they are 2) why they are here 3) a community to affirm those gifts and 4) a community with with to share those gifts. If every human being had those four things in place, as well as nourishment from high vibe food, we would experience a whole different kind of reality. I know because it's been done before and it exists even today.
On the last New Moon I received an oracle to "GIVE," and so I am going to obey Spirit and have begun to follow that direction by opening up my private beauty bungalow and wellness temple to the community with regular hours. I've been looking at properties to purchase with land but I felt let's just get started where we are and just build from there. After years of serving our community through various programs and courses, we now have a physical location where METAMOORPHOSE community and invited guests are welcome to restore, heal and amp up with our next level practitioners, artists and mystics. Sip tea and take beauty shots while shopping to restock your beauty and medicine bag. Yesterday was the first day open to the community. Most of you reading ARE outside of Chicago, so we'll be hosting LIVE streaming courses and events so don't feel left out.
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The caterpillar was never the destiny of the butterfly. As human being is not our destiny, but the Hero within us. We are the restoration of the Beloved Community. Come home to the hood and get restored Beautiful. We are waiting for you.
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Day 20 of 10/13 Moons
Yesterday in part 1 of my "Mind Detox" note, we began perhaps one of the most powerful protocols you can ever perform and that's the detoxification your mind/consciousness to reveal a clear and open space for the possibility and fulfillment of your destiny (could that be very simply to return to God/Good?).
Although every cell in our body embodies an intelligence, apparently we have major three brains i.e. carbon-concentrated central consciousness centers that gives us gateways to our genius and supernatural powers.
Being distracted by the nonsense, noise and minutiae of this world can keep us from ever activating those organic powers; our inner genius that raises us from the very basic survival activities of what it is to be a human being.
bless your head
Once you've cleaned and cleared an environment, it's now primed for the possibility of creation. Anything powerful ever created first began with a wish, intention, or vision. The daily blessing of your head i.e. consciousness is a daily ritual practiced in the Yoruba, Ife or Isese tradition. Many people don't know that Iyanla Vanzant (who I share a birthday with) is a Yoruba priestess and published a book called "Tapping The Power Within" in 1992. It was a very helpful book when I was looking to reclaim my indigenous African spiritual traditions in the early 2000s.
This Head Blessing Ritual is a great way to begin your day or week. I remember amazing and miraculous things occurring when I first began blessing my head every morning. This was noticeable to me because when I fell away from the practice I noticed the difference in my life.
UPON RISING, BEFORE SPEAKING TO ANYONE
1. DIP two fingers from both hands into the water.
2. PLACE fingers from middle of forehead back to the nape of your neck and declare:
"I bless the Spirit of my head."
3. DIP your fingers into the water again.
PLACE fingers at the center of your head (the crown) down to the ears. Right hand to right ear, Left hand to left ear and declare:
"I bless the spiritual energy of my head."
4. DIP your fingers into the water again.
DRAW fingers from center of forehead ("third" eye) out to each side and declare:
"I bless my spiritual vision that I may see my way clearly."
5. DIP your fingers into the water again.
STROKE each eye gently outward. Right hand, right eye, left hand, left eye simultaneously and declare:
"I bless my eyes that I may see truth in my life."
6. DIP your fingers into the water again.
STROKE each nostril from top to bottom and declare:
"I bless my breath, enabling my life may be sustained by my Spirit."
7. DIP your fingers into the water again.
STROKE each ear with fingertips and declare:
"I bless my ears that I may recognize and follow the guidance my Spirit."
8. DIP your fingers into the water again.
STROKE lips from center outward and declare:
"I bless my ability to speak the truth of Spirit,
to affirm the guidance of Spirit;
to give thanks for the blessings of Spirit."
9. DIP your fingers into the water again.
STROKE the circular outline of your face from the
center of the forehead around to your chin and declare:
"I bless my unique identity as an expression of the Creator,
making me an expression of divinity."
10. DIP your fingers into the water again.
BLESS your head again from center front and back and declare:
"I bless the Spirit of my head to guide me throughout this day."
11. DIP your fingers into the water again.
BLESS your head from center top to either side and declare:
"I bless the Spirit of my head to protect me through this day."
And so it is.
Thanks to my friend Tez Rhaq for his advanced knowledge
on the Isese traditions and technology
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Day 13 of 10/13 Moons
Waxing Gibbous Moon
"Forgiveness is my beauty secret."
- Liz, Pat Perkins' mama
I ran into career advancement mentor Pat Perkins yesterday, one of my 9 1/2 Weeks: The METAMOORPHOSE Project alumni while having lunch with my beautiful mother. We were speaking of longevity, staying vivacious and beautiful. Pat stopped me in my tracks when she so eloquently spoke of her beautiful mother's ultimate beauty secret, forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a tough feat for many people. As a practitioner of holistic beauty I can tell you that stress is the number one health and beauty destroyer. Your food doesn't even digest properly under stress i.e. fight or flight mode.
PEACE & LOVE
Peace is our natural state, so holding grudges, blame, pain, anger and all sort and form of anything that isn't peace is the worst thing you can do if you want to live a life of radiant health, natural beauty and financial prosperity. I really believe that each person is doing the very best that they can and that we all require and desire the same thing: LOVE! . . . in all its aspects of experience. This realization gives me a healthy helping of compassion when the actions of others are hurtful, bizarre and confusing.
Optimistically I ponder, what if the people that have been the greatest villains and abusers in my life are actually my greatest teachers and blessing?
SOWING & REAPING
Although I feel transformation and growth are possible without pain and discomfort, the qualities I've developed making it to the other side of pain and disappointment have expanded my consciousness and wisdom on a level I wouldn't trade. We live in a universe governed by laws including the law of cause and effect. I am clear that we will reap a harvest of the things we sow every time, so I can go on and about my life not having to be concerned about the fairness of life, who did what to whom and will they pay for it. Life may not seem fair but it is just.
THE LITTLE SOUL & THE SUN
My spirit brother David recommended a wonderful book to me years ago that offers a beautiful perspective of the purpose of villains in our lives. Written by "Conversations With God" author, Neale Donald Walsch, the book is entitled "The Little Soul & The Sun." Someone on YouTube has read and recommended the book here: The Little Soul and The Sun
Pat's mother has a practice of never going to bed with unforgiveness in her heart.
Tonight when you retire from the day think about who you can forgive today before your head hits the pillow? Once you have them in mind, use my forgiveness mantra: "God has sent me nothing but angels and teachers. So I forgive you because I know who you really are."
YES! Powerful right?
Let's create a ripple of peace, love and forgiveness together by tweeting and sharing this post with The Forgiveness Mantra: "God has sent me nothing but angels and teachers. So I forgive you because I know who you really are."
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Day 14 of 9/13 Moons