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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
let my words
ignite our pettiness
stir old grudges
There is so much that is wonderful and good about the world, and the majority of people who inhabit our universe. With the focus being on what’s going wrong, we tend to forget or overlook the good. That is why I am so jazzed about worldunwrapped, and you should be too. Visit and spread the word.
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.
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