Category Archives: Daily Musings

Alphabet of Abundance for 2015 continues with X

The Xylophone is a wonderful instrument that makes sweet music to my ear and is used widely in many African cultures, where there are also xenagogues, whose sole roles were to guide strangers to observe and experience their culture. Being xenial was the norm. Once, not long ago, we were all xenodochial, kindness to strangers was not a stretch. Also many were xenolalia, and understood several languages they never studied. Wood was the first thing my character, God-Free, in It Begins With Tears tasted, the wood that made his mother’s coffin, and as a result he became a xylograher, and would spend his life as an unofficial xylologyist, studying wood before carving them. As a result of his keen interest and love of wood he discovered the science of xylotherapy and knew which woods to use to treat which disease.

Alphabet of Abundance for 2015 continues with W

When there is a problem be wise to the solution. Warm-heartedness will help to change a negative attitude into a willingness to see possibilities. Your job is to achieve your goals so be watchful of with whom you surround yourself, and make sure they are worthy to cradle your dreams. Write down your ideas, build a watchful team and take prudent steps and be wise. You must be a wizard, and don’t be afraid to be a wooer, and witty too to win others to join you in your enterprise. Be willing to work smartly, and understand that there might be times when you have to be willful to withstand what it takes to accomplish all your objectives. There are many well-meaning individuals who will help you along the way. Wager their worth, be winsome and wakeful and be always conscious of how wonderful your ideas and projects are even when there are some who will come at you with, “it Can’t be…” Silence them immediately. Distance yourself from them. Wander to the outreaches of your mind where solutions reside, warble in the sun until the answers appear, and if necessary, become a wayfarer so your goals are known and celebrated worldwide.

A Woman’s Predisposition

Our bodies help to define who and what we are

and if we stay in harmony with our bodies

that are made to nourish and shelter life

if we accept that we are compassionate

and compassion is essential to the growth

and harmonious survival of the planet

if we accept as a truism that love

and forgiveness are the most heroic

acts to impart and model

if we accept our wisdom

to discern and to unfurl our tongues

when necessary and refrain

in the face of confusion

if we accept all our womanly ways

are divine blessings

then we can and will change

the course of the world

we will vanquish terror

we will plant love and light

firmly in the rich soil of tomorrow

Peace for Everyone

Peace is an enduring sense that there is enough resources in the world for everyone’s needs to be met, that violence is not only base it is really cowardly, an action the weak pushes to hide their fear and self-loathing. But peace has not borders, no unmet needs, no need to flex muscles to be wholesome. Peace engages and celebrates the sharing of all of life.

Alphabet of Abundance for 2015 continues with V

To be vaginal is to be way in deep, sheathed in pleasure, and of course surprised moisture where ideas are incubated. One must be virtuous, not to be confused with prudish or lacking adventure. You must visualize each day, and in particular, those plans you expect to realize. This practice is vital to the outcome, as well as you vocalizing your ambition to those who will bless and help you to forward your goals. You and your ideas are valuable, so be a visionary, but they will not grow and bloom until you validate them each and every day. Vanquish your fear; go forth and meet the dawn even though you feel vulnerable. Remember you are volant and life is but a voyage for which you signed up. Therefore, be voluptuous with your ideas, vivify them. You are valorous, so vow to explore a variety of options, and in the process be a vivid example and venerate your elders. This way valentine will be your daily grace.

Alphabet of Abundance for 2015 continues with U

Being useful is a path of blessing for yourselves as well as the world by contributing what you can, in whatever way you can. Our job is to uplift one another through knowing and accepting that we are each a blessings. As you move ungrudgingly throughout the day, regardless of what comes at you, you will find you clear a space for tranquility to take up space in your heart, and in return you help to create a calm and uplifting atmosphere. Soon your unique disposition will unify your surroundings resulting in unity. You disempower yourself when you wait for others to be the change or when you erroneously think nothing you do has power. Everything you do impacts the universe, and when you operate on this belief you are unstoppable. So utter your truth and be unswerving in your stance and you will be unsurpassable. Do not worry if others say you are unusual, that is really your natural right, so urge those around you to accept their individuality and start a self-recognition uprising. Be univocal, and be the light you were born to be, unfading, ubiquitous.

The Sun Inspires

Every morning the sun dashes gallants through my dining-room window, arms, spread wide, a glowing smile on his face and says here I am take me.

He is irresistible handsome, sizzling hot. So dazzling is he, I am forced to squint, but I refuse to turn away, cannot turn away for his alluring yellow face, his crowing aura, his energy.

The sun’s vigor feeds me, and like the plants and trees, I thrive best when I am under his gaze.

I was seeded in a warm place and took my first breath in the cooling warmth when one day was done and another was getting ready to be born.

Call me a sun child

call me warmth

call me vibrant

dress me in oranges and yellows

fill my mind and body

with oomph

let my words

ignite our pettiness

stir old grudges

kindle bickering

destroy hatred

transform us

into sparkles

of lights

were growth

ascends

Alphabet of Abundance for 2015 continues with T

Tranquility is the key to success. When you are able to let it all go and be present to yourself and others, then and only then will you achieve your greatest yet to be. Talent is not to be wasted. It must be valued and honed daily, by taking tangible steps to discover the full range of your potential. While tradition forms the base from which we can survey and evaluate our life and the trail we must take, this can only occur if we think about our desires, if we are thankful for all we have, great or small, if we seek always to thrive and rise above the mundane, if we are tolerant and allow temperance to guide us. In order to reach a level of excellence, we must be tenacious, but this should not mean we forget to be tender or shy away from the importance of touch, which is essential, and the most sacred form of intimacy. In order to transform any situation, our actions should serve as a testament for others to triumph. Acknowledge that you are terrific, as is everyone else around you, even if they don’t know or act like they are. In our daily travels we can transmute all negativity by tickling the hearts of others, and by using our mistakes and false actions as lesson in triumphant re-visioning.

Love, Life Lived

Happy Valentine Day

 

What is the origin of the word Love?

The word love goes back to the very roots of the English language. Old English lufu is related to Old Frisian luve, Old High German luba, Gothiclubo. There is a cognate lof in early forms of the Scandinavian languages. The Indo-European root is also behind Latin lubet meaning it is pleasing and lubido meaning desire. The word is recorded from the earliest English writings in the 8th century.

Noun -an intense feeling of deep affection.

Verb – feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).

Today will not and cannot mean anything unless you have been a diligent student of love, and that the love you feel for your family and/or children and the love your feel for your lover/partner is practiced daily and seasoned with patience, understanding and acceptance. To want and welcome love into your life you have to be a devotee of love in the fullest and widest meaning of the word…It is the joyful sensation you feel when you first wake and the last thought that flashes through your mind just before you fall asleep; you see and experience it everywhere, in the flowers, in the sky; you feel it in the wind, and it is the water that wets your skin. Love is both tangible and intangible. It’s in the coconut water my man cuts for me daily, the wild flower he picks me, the way he interrupts me to share the progress of our okra plants, the touch, the glance, the way we integrate our lives and days into what feels like harmony. My love is big and wide without comparison and I am so so grateful to be alive at this time and be present to the love that surrounds me. I gift each of you the same