Leaving Home

I read about this concept for the first time when I read The World Peace Diet by Dr Will Tuttle. He spoke about the process that an adult needs to go through, where they break away from the mindsets and ideals of their family and home situation and form their own principles based on their personal experiences, through exploring and questioning life. What he said really struck me… I had experienced “Leaving Home”, not as a conscious decision, but as a process of not being able to conform to my culture’s beliefs and expectations, simply because they felt so unnatural to me. And in some way, I had always felt a little odd and rebellious, like I had done something wrong by stepping out of the norm and forging my own path. I felt happier and freer for it, but I carried my “outsiderness” around with me coated with guilt at not being able to fit in.
I have a lifestyle that not many people understand. Freedom is of utmost importance to me, I believe that my time should be my own and I relish the beauty of waking up and deciding what to do that day. Rigid schedules suffocate me and I cannot bear the idea of someone else telling me where to be and when. I spent so much time trying to kill these personal traits, calling myself lazy and stubborn and rebellious because I could not, no matter how much I wanted to, fit into the mold that society has set out for a young woman; degree, job, masters degree, marriage, children etc…
When I read about “Leaving Home”, it helped me understand that I hadn’t done something wrong or stupid… All I had done was leave the principles of others behind and form my own based on my Inner Truth and experiences. Perhaps, I wasn’t crazy at all, the exact opposite actually; I was being true to myself. I am finding peace within myself, on this path, always learning to allow people to have their opinions of me but not be affected by them… I love my freedom!
Have you left home?

Love Said To Me (5th February 2015)

This is the year of manifestations, you can feel it, can’t you? Yet, please remember that the manifestations themselves are not the source of your peace and joy… YOU are the Source of your peace and joy… Or rather, your alignment to the pure love, acceptance and utter joy that I feel for you is the key! When you understand that you are as perfect as a beautiful little baby to Me, and when you see that about yourself, your joy and peace will be complete and unconditional. Then, your manifestations will flow to you with such ease, but they will not be a surprise to you, because you will already have been feeling so good about yourself, about life and about others- because once you see yourself through My eyes, you can’t help but see everyone else the same way!
I Love You!

3rd February 2015

To TOTTI (The Only Thing There Is)
My humble prayer this morning,
To you, O Divine Source, is that you cleanse my Spirit, and cleanse my heart,
That my Soul-light may shine forth uninhibited…
I call upon the angels of the seventh ray to clear my entire consciousness of any debris and blocked energy, limiting thoughts and patterns of belief, from this lifetime or any other,
And Archangel Raphael to heal any wounds within my entire consciousness…
It is in divine love that I say it is done.


I’m not one to write tributes to people I didn’t know personally… It just feels weird to do, because I didn’t know them well enough, you know? So it would feel ridiculous to me to talk about them. But this woman… This brilliant light of a woman, who had a way of using words to light fires in my Soul and put rhythm in my hips; she made me feel so proud to be a woman, and an African woman for that matter.
Her words made me feel bigger and stronger than I usually allowed myself to feel, when I read them. And whenever I heard her speak, that powerful deep voice of hers would reverberate in my body and cause shivers all over it. Maya Angelou. What a woman!
The most interesting discovery I made after I heard about her passing is, I’m not sad about it. That woman lived!!! She gave of her heart and soul, opened herself up and poured her inner light and wisdom onto every word she wrote and spoke. She gave everything she had come here to give.
It would be hard to pick a favorite Maya Angelou quote, but for me there’s one particular one that isn’t quoted as often as her more famous quotes. I remember the day I read it. I was studying in Florence, in the University library. I was supposed to be researching the history of kimonos for a class. As I walked through the library, browsing, I came across a book of poetry for black girls with natural hair. I don’t remember its title. I was so surprised to find it there, and at that time, living in a city where I was the minority and on top of that being a natural girl, with my afro, and not the weaves and relaxed hair that most of the other black women had which meant that I really stood out, there were days I didn’t feel beautiful. Finding this book was like finding hidden treasure that didn’t mean anything to anyone but me… I abandoned everything else and sat down at the library for hours just poring over it.
Then I found it, a simple quote, short and sweet. But when I read it, it reminded me of why I’m proud to be a natural African girl. Its words were so magical to me. Those few words made me swell with pride because, there’s something so utterly beautiful about being an African woman, I feel so earthy and juicy and succulent… With my soft round curves and my thick fullness and my crown of unapologetic wildness… The quote was written next to a picture of a black woman with a big twisted out afro, her eyes closed and smiling with utter delight. I stared at that picture for a good ten minutes smiling to myself, and I kept my finger at that page, so even when I moved on to the rest of the book, every few pages I’d come back to that quote and that picture and smile again. I went and made a photocopy of that page to keep with me.
Maya Angelou… She is that voice of wisdom and inspiration that I know will remain with me all of my life, always telling me that I am precious and beautiful and worthy; the voice telling me it’s okay to make mistakes and that I can get up and make something great of myself; the voice reminding me to be authentic, true and compassionate.
I couldn’t find the photocopied picture from the book, so I did a remake of my own :-)


Flower Power Yellow and Blue Earrings


Flower Power Yellow and Blue Earrings

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