Sunday, March 28, 2010

DAY 28: LoVe FeSt - NAKED!

Sistahs, do you ever have one of those days where when you hear the birds singing and just by their tone you know it is going to be a bright, sunny and light day? A day that folks where I live say - I think I want to go to the beach - be by the ocean, feel the sun on my face.

Sistahs, who came up with the idea of perfection? Who decided what was defined as perfect? Do you ever get up and look in the mirror and just LOVE who you are? When was the last time you walked around naked like the day you were born - being free to be who you are? Some folks haven't been naked in a while - they always seem to be rushing to 'put something on...'

Ever look at Sistahs in indigenous communities who can walk around without clothing? I always think to myself, "wow, this Sistahs's world is so safe and accepting...nothing and no one is telling her she needs to be ashamed or covered..." It is funny that those closest to nature - to the natural way they were born are labeled 'primitive' and one of the dictionary meanings of the word is "...pertaining to the beginning or origin." I am currently reading a book by Mama Zogbe' called Sibyls: The First Prophetess of Mami Wata. One of the first lines says, "African women are the only women in the world who Ancient Mothers were not born under the yoke of patriarchy. During ancient times, for the first 6,000 years, Africa was ruled by a powerful order of matriarchs." Just sit with that information and its implications...

We already know that Africa was the cradle of civilization, meaning all human being started there and migrated out...The oldest found remains of a humanoid being 4.4 million years old are of a female named Ardi, an Afar name meaning "ground floor" and the "root". Breath and sit with this... By the way Ardi is older than "Lucy" or her proper name Dinkenesh,” meaning “You are beautiful” or "you are wonderful" in Amharic, who lived some 3.2 million years ago... Both found in Africa... Just take this in...Lastly, inside each human being on this planet is a portion of the DNA inside these Ancient Mothers...

Sistahs, I say all this so you know that our history or better yet our Herstory is untold and suppressed. As we unfold and get to know and LOVE ourselves the encoded messages of our Ancient Mother SistahGoddesses will be revealed. We will be drawn towards the truth of who were are and from there I only see GREAT, POWERFUL things happening. Balance will be restored. Until that time we continue to uplift each other and chip away at the illusions.

Today, if just for a moment, be naked - look at yourself and see the truth of who you are - beautiful, Ancient, powerful and worthy.

Sis. Soraya posted this on facebook and I had to re-post...Erykah Badu's new video "Window Seat"

Peace and Hugs,
Sis. Camara


creativehealinggoddess said...

Great post again and beautiful pictures.
I was brought up in a household where my mother was always in a state of semi undress. (Topless) however after puberty I felt self conscious of total nudity. It was down to my convent school I think.. after attending my first Goddess Workshop we had to jump naked into a pool... It was liberating as well as uncomfortable but I felt that I was being reborn. I love the video and glad Erykah did it I stay woke.

Lotus of Wadi Arts said...

Lol, I posted this video yesterday but removed it because the lyrics did not go with my post. Video is the bomb, I'm completely down with getting naked, physically and spiritually. Nudity in a non-sexual form is liberating!

sista g said...

yea this is what I've been trying to get at. Me and my husband had this whole debate over whether or not her nudity or wrong or necessary, and personally I would've loved to walk right beside her, naked, (even though I'm self concious a bit) but im sure that was super liberating.The video wasnt sexual at all, and the message was good.

Creativehealinggoddess it seems like you grew up in an interesting home. Im against nudity (well.. done in the right way, no flashers) Im not sure if I'd walk around top naked though. but after seeing her vid, I do have the urge to skinny dip, lol

Sistah C said...

@ All yall SistahGoddesses,
I LUV this video! I think I felt the liberation vibration as she went down the street. I got that we Sistahs are on the verge of a FREEING our Spirits! All that power inside has got to go somewhere and to me this was a revolutionary act.
I am about to get a lounge chair for my patio and bath naked - I should be able to do this in my own home at the very least!
Hugs to you all and thanks for your comments!
Sis. Camara