A Vision Worth Fighting For

Smash oppression.
Smash hate.
Smash corruption.
Smash evil.
Smash your systemic racism.
Smash the negative voices in your head.
Smash your trauma.
Smash the patriarchy.

You are not too small to change the world. Those who have were crazy enough to believe they could, comme moi. All you need is a plan, faith, patience, God, a vision worth fighting for. The only constant is change always remember that, so don’t be a punk bitch, get up, get out and do something. Via: Nostalgic SZN

What Are You Celebrating?

The things I am grateful for this holiday season:

  • True Love: Following all the signs to false flame after false flame I almost gave up. True love is rare and something that should never be taken for granted, of course you couldn’t get there without the next item.
  • Self-Love: Not seeking validation that you’re worthy from somewhere else. You cannot find true love without it. This is a hard task, since you have to go through so much trauma acceptance and healing, but definitely worth it. In the end you will find happiness in each day. You accept that you are complete but still a work in progress and there is nothing wrong with that, you’re human, imperfect by definition.
  • Boundaries: I have some extremely toxic people in my family and I’ve had some in my social circle (which I will address in my next post), kicking them to the curb has only allowed for better things to come. I use to hold on for far too long, now I have no problem dropping people. People have no right to disrespect you and believe they are owed eternal chances. Smear your shit somewhere else.
  • God: Always. Blessings and miracles aplenty.
  • My Gifts: At first I found it a burden, mostly because I didn’t understand it. Now seeing how many people I am able to help and energy I’m able to balance I feel fortunate that god would use bestow such a blessing on me. What are five things you are grateful for and why?

Via: Melanin Me Podcast

Once More For The People…

In the back! Energy spreads so be mindful of the company you keep. A lot of people out here playing with low vibrating and demonic energy. A guaranteed way to lose everything. Above is an example of the type of person you should be around. Always remember the devil always comes to collect and doesn’t care who he takes if affiliated with those who owe. God gives you that choice in a warning, a gut feeling, proof of life getting bad when associating with certain types, bad vibes, or just showing someones true character, so do not go blaming the lord when you had the free will to leave. Look at all the people being accused of sex trafficking, due to photos with Epstein. Via: Notes From My Therapist

Character Says Everything

In the age of the aesthetics instagram reigns supreme. The devil’s playground, where the vacuous and vapid indulge in delights of quantity, rather than quality. Focused on how many likes and follows they have, who they know. People get so concerned about how they’re perceived rather than who they actually are, especially when you’re an influencer, or knee deep in the fashion game. But here’s the thing, if you have a good character your reputation will precede you.

I’ve watched entire groups of people I once admired, lose sight of this. Becoming so starved for status, power, money, external things that leave you feeling empty. The chaos echoing, then shattering other parts of their lives. Exacerbating the situation is you attract what you are, so if you’re already low vibrating, that’s the company you’re attracting. If you aren’t of sound character: honest, moral, kind, compassionate, positive, stand for something to elevate humankind…usually the people around you aren’t either. When you aren’t being your best self, you need authentic people to check you, to tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. The dangers of this can be learned at the end of the film Menace To Society, when Sharif the god fearing muslim is shot dead. No he wasn’t a gangbanger like Caine, but being connected to certain people is enough for you to fall too.

Before taking action think it through, what is the intention of what you’re about to do? Does it align with high vibrations (taking accountability, love, light, joy, empathy…) or low vibrations (jealousy, violence, ego, power…)? Whatever energy comes from it is what you get back, the longer it takes the better or worse it will be. The universe is always paying attention. Via: Psyche Dela Lune

A Natural Witch

Oya was the first to realize that not all her children could handle such great power. She became selective, like her mother, sharing her ability with only those who showed patience and wisdom.”

Artist: Melissa Koby

Relax You Were Never In Control

An ancient proverb. I heard it first from my fourth grade teacher, Sharon Hill. “Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.” She pulled me aside after I’d gotten angry over something trivial. My guess, it had something to do with my nemesis at the time, Cosimo. An Italian boy who worked all my nerves daily. He’d do idiotic things, like waste a whole pen to mark up his forearms, pronouncing them chicken pox. Diverting the attention of the entire class with nonsense, making it apparent why he’d been left back twice. I absorbed her message, but didn’t apply it until I entered the school of hard knocks.

A perfectionist, who’d gladly bite off more than she can chew, to guarantee everything is done properly, that’s me. If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready. A control freak method that worked, until I stepped out of high schools structural realm. I was so type A, that minute things going wrong would send me into a fury.

From little stuff, like leaving my house an hour early to be fifteen minutes late, to a job, or class, that was only thirty minutes away, because shit happens between where you are and where you’re going. Even adding an additional thirty minutes to ensure timeliness, didn’t stop me from getting stuck on the L train, with the announcer broadcasting that the train was no longer heading into Manhattan. Let me get a cab. Except all 120 people, who were just in platform purgatory have the same idea (this was before Uber). To big things, like starting a business from scratch, using educational resources, researching every nook and cranny myself. I did such a good job I landed an investor and brokered a deal based on my business plan. Putting in more than my fair share of sweat equity didn’t deter me, eye on the prize. Everything was going well, until the investor went haywire. Last minute right before our launch, despite the extensive and elaborate contract he’d signed. Using the website we’d hired him to build as leverage, in an attempt to bully us into his vision. No way were two black girls, with a minimum of thirty years less life, going to tell him what to do. We had to start from scratch, weary of seeking outside help to speed us up. Plus the financial game is discriminatory, it is insanely difficult to get a loan as a black person. Double whammy we’re women.

Confirming what Sharon Hill taught me; that life is going to do what it wants, the only thing you can control is how you adapt to it. Anything can happen on this spinning rock, orbiting circles in infinity. Everything is probability, there are factors in your life that increase, or decrease the likelihood of what does and does not happen to you. Mere mortals, delirious in believing we have more power than we actually do in the cosmic universe. Yes we’ve ‘conquered’ nature, with our slabs of concrete and metal shapes. But nature can take us out in one breath, with some destructive force. As the Queen Of Dead-Ends, I’ve learned that faith is essential. Having so many horrible things happen that were beyond my control, taught me there’s a higher power you must yield to. It will force you in directions you didn’t know existed, it will do everything for your highest good. Sometimes your highest good is to reap what you sow, to teach you there are consequences, or rewards to your actions. To make you a better person. Keep the faith, with as many setbacks, I’ve experienced as many miracles. This virus is a lesson to humble yourself homo-sapiens. Surrender to the powers that be, for you are smaller than an ant in the bigger picture. Via: Arts Genetic