I have been a little tired from traveling and working so I have decided to spend a day in rest. I thought it would be a great time to keep up my education - listen to some lectures and learn about our GREATNESS! Sistahs, I don't just say we are Goddesses because I just want to make us feel good, although it does make us feel uplifted. I say we are Goddesses because WE ARE. The knowledge of our Ancient Royal past is unfolding and it is being revealed that our Ancient Mothers - the Goddesses WALKED the Earth - LIVING SHRINES.
It pains me to see many of us suffering because we believe we are nothing. We may have some cultural pride but are still think that women are servants of patriarchy. I KNOW Sistahs from my oldest Venerated Ancestors that our role - our destiny is not 'less than'. This does not mean that our men do not have a role, nor does it mean that they are absent of greatness. Men in our Ancient times were also great within the Matriarchal societies. Men did understand and worshiped (unapologetic worship) the Divine Feminine. When the Divine Mother was attacked - her temples destroyed and her teachings sent underground the world became unbalanced.
It is important that we understand the Ancient HerStory...We can't just have a surface "feel good" knowledge of our Divine Feminine past, we must RE-REMEMBER who we are through the knowledge of who we were/are. Within us is the key - the Ancient Memory and when we tap into this part of ourselves we will become FREE.
I found on youtube.com the Goddess Networks, http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGoddessNetworks. This SistahGoddess has some great lectures and interviews with many POWERFUL SISTAHS. Checkout her series Anthropology From a Black Women's Perspective: an interview with SistahGoddess Nubia Wardford.
I went to Nubia's website and she is currently in Sudan researching our Ancient Goddess Past.
Sis. Nubia Wardford - (Nubian Archaeological Project)
Sis. Nubia Wardford lives in Detroit , Michigan , when not touring for the Nubian Archaeological Project giving talks on archaeological findings. Sis. Wardford has a B.A. in Anthropology and was invited by the University of Khartoum in the Sudan , Africa to continue her studies in their Archaeology Department. Sis. Wardford is also interested in Native American archaeology, and the cultural connections shared between Native Americans and descendants of Africa in the U.S.
"We should make sure that Black women know and understand that we are the mothers of creation. All civilization emerged from our wombs. Cosmic energy emerged from the earth as well as our wombs. The Dawn of human civilization started in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania , in a totally tropical area, approximately 6 million years ago. This area is known as the Cradle of Civilization. This was fertile ground for human development. Many human-like beings lived along Lake Turkana . This is near where the oldest fossil remains of an African woman, Dagnesh or Dinkinesh , was found. Dagnesh means “beautiful woman” in the Amharic language of Ethiopia . All of the human family descended from her lineage. Each human being on earth has the genetic code of at least five African women."
Please checkout more of the Goddess Networks. I posted to the right interview with Mama Zogbe' of the Mami Wata Vodun Tradition. When I lived in Georgia I had a chance to meet Mama Zogbe'. I will never forget that experience and I know it opened me up to seek out the truth of our Divine Feminine past.
Give thanks for this BEAUTIFUL DAY!