Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 29 of 40 Days of Making Pillows!!





Hey Sistahs,
I did what I said I was going to do this full moon - CREATE! I stopped staring at the pile of pillows in the corner of my living room and decided to break out the sewing machine and get to it!

Here are my step by step instructions! I hope you like it! Don't forget that tomorrow we pick the winner for the Going Natural Almond Shampoo! Just answer the question on the post and be a subscriber to SistahGoddess blogspot. More exciting Give-A-Ways are coming! Thanks for your support!

Pillow Talk!

Ok, first select a pillow to cover. I got this one from a thrift store for .75cents! Measure the pillow and add 1/2 inch to each side.


Next...Select a piece of fabric...


Iron your fabric...this will make it easier to measure and cut...


Measure your fabric...I mark mine with a white fabric pencil. A better way is have a self healing cutting board- which I don't have at the moment...Remember to add that 1/2 inch to each side!


Once you cut the fabric match the right sides of the fabric facing each other. Your two wrong sides should be on the outside...


Pin all of the sides with straight pins. One side should be pinned with a gap in the middle for stuffing your pillow later...Sew up the sides with a 1/2 inch allowance.


Once the sides are sewn, then you will turn the fabric inside out...


Now stuff the pillow through the hole (you may have to STUFF IT!! LOL!!)


Lastly, you will need to slip stitch the remaining fabric...I didn't show this but you can google that process... or you can add some buttons if you want to wash the cover at a later date...WA LAH!! You are done!



I like covering my own pillows because its cheaper and more creative than buying them at the store! I don't really sew - trust this is easy to do!

29 Days of 40 Days of Self Care and Creativity
Sistahs, I am feeling so grateful today. I have a lot in my life to be thankful of...a home for my son and I...good food to eat...a peaceful place to sleep...a space to do my art and a beautiful group of like-minded souls that I have met through this blog...I feel very rich, very abundant...

Affirmation 29

29. When I am aware of the Mother/Father/Goddess/God Self within me as my total fulfillment, I am totally fulfilled. I am now aware of this Truth. I have found the secret of life, and I relax in the knowledge that the Activity of Divine Abundance is eternally operating in my life. I simply have to be aware of the flow, the radiation, of that Creative Energy, which is continuously, easily and effortlessly pouring forth from my Divine Consciousness. I am now aware. I am now in the flow.

Big Hugs,
Sis. Camara

Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 26, 27 and 28 of INSIGHT!



Hey Sistahs,
I thought for a moment that my blog had been hacked because I could not log-in to post yesterday but sometimes it is Spirit saying write about something else, LOL!!! That happens to me sometimes...

According to my handy dandy Lunar chart the Full Moon is in Leo at 1:18am (EST) Saturday. It is in Leo and doing some research on the web I ran across some good insights to the Leo Full Moon:

@About.com:
"It's about who we might be, if we can free ourselves from social conditioning, binding karmic situations or people, and negativity. It's a future self that's broken free, and able to adapt to changing societal realities. It's who we might be if we fully develop creative gifts (Leo) and share them with the collective (Aquarius)."


@Full Moon Rituals

"... gain deeper insight, spark our creativity, and liberate ourselves from outdated beliefs, circumstances, and associations."


@Auntie Moon
Ask yourself these questions:
* Is there an animal nature in my Leo house that needs taming by my intellectual house of Aquarius?

*In what situations has my intellect been outwitted and undone by my pride and ego?

* Do I overthink and outsmart the lustful side of me that needs expression?

* Does my detachment isolate me from my ability to just let it all hang loose and have some royal fun?


It also reminds me that in the Wizard of Oz, the Lion wanted courage but he had it all along - it was just the way that he pictured himself expressing courage blocked him from seeing that he truly was brave and worthy.

Without being an astrologer, I would say that this Full Moon is about re-examining your self image. Why spend time trying to be this or trying to be that when you can let go and just be...You Are! You Are! You Are!

This weekend for me is about deeper creativity and partnering with nature to get inspired. Nature is a perfect color wheel - right now the browns, greens, shades of grey and bits of yellow are defining the winter. Tuesday the Groundhound comes out to tell us if we will see six more weeks of this color palette...To be honest I am ready for a little more warmth and sunshine.

Days 26, 27 and 28...of Insight!

26. My inner supply instantly and constantly takes on form and experience according to my needs and desires, and as the Principle of Supply in action, it is impossible for me to have any unfulfilled needs or desires.

27. The Divine Consciousness that I am is forever expressing its true nature of Abundance. This is its responsibility, not mine. My only responsibility is to be aware of this Truth. Therefore, I am totally confident in letting go and letting God appear as the abundant all sufficiency in my life and affairs.

28. My consciousness of the Spirit within me as my unlimited Source is the Divine Power to restore the years the locusts have eaten, to make all things new, to lift me up to the High Road of abundant prosperity. This awareness, understanding and knowledge of Spirit appears as every visible form and experience that I could possibly desire.

Three is a charm!

Hugs,
Sistah C

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 25 of 40 Days of UPLIFTMENT!!!



Hey Sistahs,
I was thinking today that the world would be a grey kinda place without artists. I think the Creator MUST be an artist. The colors of this world - oranges, reds, deep violet, royal purple - I mean how can Goddess not be an artist??

I am so in love with the work that is coming from SistahGoddess artists. In this last week I have seen jewelry, paintings, books, music that is blowing my mind. I try to put some this up on SistahGoddess blogspot because we got to support and continue a patronage of the arts. Art Heals - art reaches some other part of us - that preverbal genius that helps us see around a challenge and go outside the box.

When I sit down to do some art I feel like I am going into meditation. I just relax and I create. I love to see the result without ever having a plan in the beginning...it like having a baby. You don't know if its going to have a head full of hair or just be bald with cute cheeks - either way you love it cause it is of you! If you find yourself without inspiration lately or feeling in a rut then take out a sheet of paper and place your hands flat down on the paper. Rub the paper in circular motions and ask what wants to appear. Take a minute with out jumping into drawing something or writing something - just be with that blank canvas. When you are relaxed then begin. Each day you can give "birth" to your creativity.

The more I see SistahGoddesses tapping into the artist-self, I am sure the Goddess is at work in all of us!

Day25 of 40 Days of Prosperity

I am feeling this 40 days has really been showing me how I give and distribute my energy. I was feeling like I was always rushing only to find myself drained and in need of long bouts of rest. I got that I needed to slow down the pace and relax...let myself be.

Affirmation:
25. Money is not my supply. No person, place or condition is my supply. My awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the all-providing activity of the Divine Mind within me is my supply. My consciousness of this Truth is unlimited, therefore, my supply is unlimited.

Let go of the limitation that money is your only source...let go of the limitation that someone or some condition is the only source of your supply...it's not true. You are the Source, your understanding our your God/Goddess Self IS your supply.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 24 of 40 Days of NATURAL BEAUTY!!



Sistahs, I don't know about you but when I was young I was traumatized - yes, traumatized by one single object - the hot comb. Lye straighteners didn't really get popular until I was 9 years old, so before that I was under the hot iron. I had a large full glorious crown of nappy hair - van glorious!!! However, it was the duty of the older Wombyn in my house to tame it - to make sure it didn't stir up something awful, LOL!!! I think nappyness can be a catalyst for a personal revolution (not always but could be...) By the time I graduated from high school and my Mama couldn't tell me what to do, ha ha! I started to wear braids, then I sported a short afro, more braids until I decided I was going to loc. My hair rejoiced! You never seen someone's hair just grow like vines - it became my crown and glory. Ten years later, I cut them off and felt it was good for me as I wanted to see me not the hair. My hair likes being long so I just grew an afro but to be honest - picking it, combing it just brought back those memories of days of "taming my shrew". Now, I am somewhere in between with Sister Locs - high maintenance but not in an everyday kind of way...I love MY HAIR but it has been a journey!

I have been subscribing to SistahGoddess Mia's Going Natural Magazine for some time now. I think she has the most incredible pictures of natural hair styles and she also has this great contest she does called Miss Nappturality. Recently, we reconnected - here is what she is sayin'...

Why did you start the Going Natural Magazine?

After my book Going Natural; How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair was
published, I wanted to stay in touch with my audience. So I built
http://going-natural.com to do so. When I realized that people were in
constant search of styles, product recommendations and such to care for
their natural tresses, I turned it into a magazine to cater to their needs.
Since then the site has only grown and it's only getting better. I hope your
audience wants to take a look.

Have you always been natural? If not, what made you decide to become
natural?


Oh no, not at all. I relaxed my hair for 14 years. When I started to notice
damage I started braiding my hair to rest and grow it and of course then I
would relax again and of course then my hair would break again.

I always thought it was my fault, that I didn't take good enough care of my
hair. When I saw a nearly bald spot for the 3rd time, I realized that I
seriously needed to stop using relaxers because whatever I was advised and
tried wasn't working: lye, no lye, 2 month touchups, etc.

So the damage caused by relaxers made me go natural and stop using relaxers
stopped my hair damage problems.

What are the benefits of being a natural SistahGoddess?

For me it's healthy nearly stress free hair especially when I compare it to
my hair regimen when I was relaxing: going to a salon ever 2 months or more
for at least half a day, get my scalp burnt, I couldn't stand blow drying
then dealing with breakage and spending a fortune on products to manage and
keep my hair from breaking. Now, I only go to a salon when I choose to, my
scalp stays healthy, I never blow dry and I don't have to deal with the
breakage so it is a breeze.

Can you speak a little about your Miss Nappturality?
O yes absolutely! I started this great pageant 2 years ago to take natural
hair to the next level of beauty and acceptance and I am happy to say that
it's so successful.

It's an online contest in search of America's Next Natural Model. Each model
receives a basket full of products that they need to use during the pageant.
Two great sponsors this year were Jamaica Mango & Lime and Sula NYC and the
models loved their products.

The winner of 2010 is Teesha Borum, a wonderful beautiful model/actress from Atlanta. Her shoots picture not only her beauty and talent but also her creativity and the fun she has in modeling. You can check out her photos and interview with her on the site: http://going-natural.com

What's your top Natural Hair care product for 2010?

During the Miss Nappturality pageant, the models choose the Going Natural
Almond shampoo
as a favorite so I think it's high up their but I believe my
top product for 2010 is my own home-made multi usage hair gel. I used it in
the picture you see to flex-rod set my hair and for the first time it
worked. It's my main product now. A few of my friends have used it and
really like it so it will definitely be on the market this year. You will
definitely hear more about it in the coming months.


How can a SistahGoddess learn more?
Every SistahGodess can learn more by visiting Going Natural at http://going-natural.com and please leave comments to let me know what you think.

Mia has decided to join in on the Goddess Give-A-Way fun! She is going to Gift a SistahGoddess blogspot subscriber with a bottle of her Goddess-loved, Going Natural Almond Shampoo! She will pick the best answer to this question (make sure you post your answer as comment on this post)

Tell us your best Going Natural story!

The winner will be chosen this Sunday, January 31st! So, check back often!

Day 24 of 40 Days of Prosperity
Sistahs, it feels good to be validated. It feels good when you meet people who you resonant with because sometimes being on a journey to heal yourself can be lonely work or a better way to think of it is "solo work". It is an Intimate Journey on a quiet road - every once in a while you see another traveler but often its just you figuring it out. Yes, the Goddess/God is present and so are your Ancestors and the Spirit Guides but it feels good to have human connection when you have those "ah hah" moments. So, SistahGoddesses I encourage you to greet Wyld Wombyyn when you see them on the road - you could just make a friend!

Day 24 Affirmation - 40 Day Prosperity Plan:
24.Through my consciousness of my God-Self, the Mother/Goddess/God/Father within, as my Source, I draw into my mind and feeling nature the very substance of Spirit. This substance is my supply, thus my consciousness of the Presence of God within me IS my supply.

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
Hugs,
Sis. C

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Days 22 & 23 of 40 Days of REJUVENATION!!!!

Artist, Lianne Cox
Artist, Lianne Cox

Blessings Sistahs,
The longer I am alive the more I get to know myself...I had a time in my household where I just put out the tv on the sidewalk. My son was younger then and I remember saying it would give us more time to talk to each other and do other things we wanted to do with life - read, go for a hike, take up a hobby...I took up meditation, exercise, outdoor sports, classes of all kinds...I felt it was a time of balance and healing for me. A couple of days ago I got presented with a situation where I knew I just was not my usual balanced self - I had started to watch a little tv, even fell off of exercise... I felt ungrounded.

I realized when my son was younger, I would wake up at 5am, make some herbal tea, take a candle-lit bath and meditate in the water before he woke up and we started our day. I called it my mommy time. It grounded me and prepared me for a day of the mundane world. As he got older and could do much more for himself, I notice that I didn't seem to take that same care that I previously did in ensuring the sanctity of my day. In fact, I easily came off track, eating things I would never eat, skipping meditation, not drinking enough water...Fast forward to this 40 Day of Intimate Transformation and I SEE where I need to put my energy...This is why this process is so important to me because what needs to change is illuminated, what needs to go is also brought to light.

Two things I got today that I wish to communicate you all the Sistahs:
1. Take care of your House.
This is regarding your physical abode - the place where you live and sleep. De-clutter and deep cleanse - making sure you dust, vacuum, and cleanse with solutions. Go over your house from back to front with a cleansing herb incense like sage or frankincense. As you smudge your house got to every corner and open up cabinets, closets and smudge in there, too. Open all the windows and doors in your house as you do this and pray for peace, prosperity and the presence of God/Goddess in your house ONLY. After, cleansing and smudging the house with a cleansing herb incense then from front to back smudge with a sweet smelling incense like sweetgrass or Nag Champa. Keep those doors and windows open until the incense burn down. Sweep around your doors and clean up any debris around your home. You will feel instantly the heaviness leave your home (if there was any) or just a clean feeling of release.

2. Clean the Your House, the Body.
I have been sharing with you a little of what I do in my 40 Days Of Intimate Change. There are ways to make a herbal Spiritual bath. Depending on your goal, research the spiritual properties of herbs and make them into a bath. Just be sure that whatever herbs you use are safe for your condition and are recommended for contact with skin. I also recommend getting some sleep. I tend to go to bed late but I realize it is not helpful to my day, so early to bed, early to rise...Waking up at 5am you are up before most people and you get to influence your own mind and set the pace of your own day - no rushing, no yelling, no news about accidents and traffic. Drink a solution of the juice of 1 lemon, 1 clove of garlic, a tsp of olive oil and pinch of cayenne - Queen Afua calls this a kidney/liver flush. You could also buy powdered barley and drink 1 tsp with 8oz of water first thing in the morning. Water and these flushes set the tone of your eating habits for the day...If only for 10 minutes sit with yourself and just pay attention to your breath coming in and out of your nose. If time permits, journal your thoughts. Again, all of this sets the day. Do what brings you peace and balance.

Days 22 and 23 of the 40 Days of Rejuvenation

Sistahs, each day I am reminded of what is truly important in my life. I see what I do and how I am being that influences my day. I am also learning to accept those parts of myself that I believed were flawed and realize all of me is a GIFT OF THE I AM! Goddess/God makes no mistakes. The Creator sits within, we just need to tap into that place and recognize the beauty of ONENESS with the Divine.

Affirmation (40 Day Prosperity Plan):
22. I lift up my mind and heart to be aware, to understand, and to know that the Divine Presence I AM is the Source and Substance of all my good.


Your Divinity is Your Prosperity. Your attitude, your actions shape the outcome of Your Prosperity!

23. I am conscious of the Inner Presence as my lavish Abundance. I am conscious of the constant activity of this Mind of infinite Prosperity. Therefore, my consciousness is filled with the Light of Truth.

Being aware, conscious of the Creator/God/Goddess/Mother/Father within is the mind that will lead you to glory and VICTORY!

Sistah, we are a very important part of the healing of this world. What you are doing, what you are striving to achieve is a part of a destiny we are all suppose to fulfill. Don't let anyone try to put you down, slow you down, take credit for or beat down your GENIUS! Live in truth, live in kindness, live in Maat (the SistahGoddess of Justice and Balance).

Your Sistah, Uplifting You as You Uplift Me,
Sis. C

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 21 of 40 Days of HOPE!!!!


Sistahs, the other nite I was worried - yes, me...I was watching the news and the relief efforts seemed to be slow in Haiti. People were still talking about needing food, water, and medicine. Then there is the long term needs- people are losing limbs, children have lost parents, buildings need to be resurrected...for a moment I felt overwhelmed just hearing it all and I felt helpless...Then there are moments when someone is rescued again - alive - today another 5yr old child was found today alive - he even smiled as he emerged from the rubble...Again, the words from my post last night that were channeled to me- "It's WONDERFUL to be ALIVE!" - we live, we live, we live!!!

So, in a timely fashion I was approached by International Medical Corps to post their plea for donations to provide medical services in Haiti. I looked over their site (and you should too) and I felt they had some good endorsements...Its hard because so many efforts are using Haiti to raise money (7 million raised by Red Cross via text) but my concern is just now I saw reports that supplies are just sitting at the Haitian Airport - that a doctor walked through with a hand carrier, got some medicine and took it back to the center of town. He said no one was managing the logistics at the airport...

I am not trying to pick apart a huge task that I am sure is chaotic, but something seems wrong if supplies are just sitting there or that donations sent by text will be processed 3 months from now...This situation is URGENT! So, this is my rant...I can only HOPE that Help is Getting to THE PEOPLE.

Still, we must give and continue to help our Sistahs and Brothers...I asked Ellie Brown, the representative of International Medical Corps and she said,
"92% of every dollar will go to the Haiti response. Our admin costs are low and we receive an A+ rating from American Institute of Philanthropy (www.charitywatch.org) and are accredited by the Better Business Bureau."



Hugs,
Sistah C

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 20 of 40 Days of LIFE!!!

It's GREAT to be ALIVE! It is WONDERFUL to be living in a time of great transition! What's next? What lesson can we look forward to? Sistahs, I think this world is more than we can ever imagine. There is more to time, more to reality, more to life...
artist, Stephen Bennett
artist, Stephen Bennett

Day 20 of 40 Day Prosperity Plan
20. I keep my mind and thoughts off "this world" and I place my entire focus on the Creator/Mother/Father God within as the only Cause of my prosperity. I acknowledge the Inner Presence as the only activity in my financial affairs, as the substance of all things visible. I place my faith in the Principle of Abundance in action within me.

Hugs,
Sis. C

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 19 of 40 Days of SurVivaL!!



Ok Sistahs,
It has been a week since the horrible earthquake in Haiti. It has been hard to keep my spirits up but today I heard that a 70 year old SistahGoddess Grandmother was pulled alive from the rubble at the fallen Cathedral. She was singing when the rescuers found her. This is incredible given they had given additional death certificates after 48 hours to anyone that had not been found!

So, I say SURVIVAL is the word and the energy of the day! In what ways has life- situations, people, conditions tried to "take you out" and you HELD ON?! Yes, we have some SURVIVAL STORIES right within. I like when someone says, "You will never be ___" or "You can't do___" cause I am the type that will watch them eat those words. Those kinds of words just perks up the WarriorGoddess in me and she says "WATCH ME!" God is the only authority - no person, no place or condition can have the audacity to order your steps! If 2000 SistahGoddesses where found alive under the rubble of Haiti - all we say is, "AND SO IT IS! God has spoken and so have we!"

We continue to pave a way where there was none. How Powerful, how Beautiful!
Respectful prayers go out to the Elder SistahGoddess for a quick recovery and reunion with her family.

Day 19 of the 40 Day Prosperity Plan

Oh Sistahs, I had to take a creative break over the weekend and I was so glad. Last night I completed a small pocket altar for Ezili Danto. She is a great Goddess, Lwa of the Haitian Voodoo tradition. It was said she took possession of a Haitian Priestess, slit the throat of a black pig and with those present drank the blood of that pig - swearing they would drive the French out of Haiti. A week later 1000 slavers were dead and Cape Fran├žois was burning - it was the start of the revolution to make Haiti a free country. She is a fierce protector of single mothers and children and is symbolized as the Black Madonna of Czestochowa with 3 scratches on her cheek.

I wish I had a better camera but here is a picture of my pocket altar...I will be making more in honor of other SistahGoddesses...



Affirmation:
19. When I am aware of the God Self within me as my total fulfillment, I am totally fulfilled. I am now aware of this Truth. I have found the secret of life, and I relax in the knowledge that the Activity of Divine Abundance is eternally operating in my life. I simply have to be aware of the flow, the radiation, of that Creative Energy, which is continuously, easily and effortlessly pouring forth from my Divine Consciousness. I am now aware. I am now in the flow...

Hugs,
Sistah C

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 17 & 18 of 40 Days of Being!!



Today and tomorrow I am going to take advantage of some time to create...Sistahs, we all need time to paint, draw, collage, knit, sing, dance, etc...So, here are the next two affirmations...I will connect back with you on Tuesday!

Day 17 Affirmation
17. The Divine Consciousness that I am is forever expressing its true nature of Abundance. This is its responsibility, not mine. My only responsibility is to be aware of this Truth. Therefore, I am totally confident in letting go and letting God appear as the abundant all sufficiency in my life and affairs.


Day 18 Affirmation
18. My consciousness of the Spirit within me as my unlimited Source is the Divine Power to restore the years the locusts have eaten, to make all things new, to lift me up to the High Road of abundant prosperity. This awareness, understanding and knowledge of Spirit appears as every visible form and experience that I could possibly desire.

Peace for now...
Sis C

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 16 of 40 Days of Going In The Right Direction!!



Sistahs, do you ever question if you going in the right direction? I have had moments where I feel the momentum of life and things are moving then a situation or someone blindsides me and for a tiny moment I feel disappointment- in the worst case scenario I question my process. What I learn from these events is that you have to believe in yourself and have an unwavering commitment to your truth.

We are coming to a time where a gap is forming...There are those who are waking up to their purpose and Spirit and there are those who are falling asleep on that part of their lives. There are people who are dedicated to their own healing and self development and others who are not concerned about that at the moment. I say at the moment because everyday someone could wake up to their truth...no one has to remain separate from their self if they don't want to be...The Creator gives us Free Will - so we decide on the life we want to live, we make the choice to do right or do wrong. Some of us will always follow and many of us will LEAD.

Each day we can have hundred of people tell us we are great - we are excellent at what we do, however one person can come along and throw their bitterness on us AND we believe the one lie of that person...KNOW SISTAHS, that bitter and jealous people are a sign that you are going in the RIGHT DIRECTION - bitter folks can't help but notice the bright light of success and freedom - of a Sistah loving and healing herself. Read the stories of people you feel are successful. I did this and I found a theme where each one of these people had to fight against the nay sayers or dream slayers. If there is only one person on the planet that sees your vision make sure it is you!

The best thing to do is to have faith in yourself and surround yourself with loving and supportive people- MOST OF ALL keep doing what your doing - keep moving forward and enjoying your life. The best cure for obstacles is SWEET SUCCESS!!



Day 16 of 40 Day Prosperity Plan

16. My inner supply instantly and constantly takes on form and experience according to my needs and desires, and as the Principle of Supply in action, it is impossible for me to have any unfulfilled needs or desires.

Hugs,
Sis. C

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 15 of 40 Days of Being True to Your Dreams!!!

Beautiful Haitian Art, The Haitian Spirit, Evelyn Alcide (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) click pic for info

Beautiful Haitian Art, The Haitian Spirit, Evelyn Alcide (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) click pic for info
The winner of SistahGoddess Marilyn's Elemental Cards is SistahGoddess Soraya! Please email me (sistahgoddess@gmail.com) with your address! Congratulations and thanks to every one who participated! It was a hard decision to make...More Goddess-Give-A-Ways to come!

Hey Sistahs,
Happy NEW MOON!!!
This New Moon is in Capricorn. The energy of this new moon is determination, learning more about yourself and your personal values. You may want to focus on work related goals, money goals and/or long term goals. The veil is lifted! We are serious about manifesting our goals into a new reality...

The last full moon you had the idea, this new moon you plan it and on the next full moon you take action! Do you ever have that reoccurring feeling you need to be doing something else? Do you feel like you are trying to cram your BIG, BEAUTIFUL, GODDESS-SELF into a small tiny box? Then it's time to BUST OUT!

Day 15 of the 40 Day Prosperity Plan
Today, I feel the weight of the whole work week and I am ready to be creative and relax. Haiti reminds me to live life today, love and appreciate your loves one in the moment because you are never guaranteed another minute...

Affirmation:
15. Money is not my supply. No person, place or condition is my supply. My awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the all-providing activity of the Divine Mind within me is my supply. My consciousness of this Truth is unlimited, therefore, my supply is unlimited.

Hugs,
Sis C

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 14 of 40 Days of Faith!!!


My Lunar Calendar Sistahs - the calendars are on their way to me (a little shipping mix up) so you should have them soon! Thanks again for participating!!!

I am watching the news which I rarely do but I want to stay connected to what is going on in Haiti...I hear and see so much suffering but in between a person will show up and send a message to their family here "I am alive...I am ok..."

In all of this suffering people are still being found alive in Haiti. One woman freed today from the rubble said, "I knew I would be saved...I heard people's voices and I just had faith... I prayed..." She was trapped in a dark for 50 hours and emerged with a slight injury. She said that she wanted to stay alive for her parents, being their only child...

When all seems hopeless, when it seems like all options have been exhausted - faith is the spark. Sistahs, practice faith where there may be "darkness" - meaning no visible means of a way out. Faith is the light.

Day 14 of 40 Days of Faith!

I think live food has a beacon on it...folks seem to get curious when you are eating. I was sitting at my desk today and one person walked by -stopped then came up and said, "what is that green stuff your eating?", he said pointing to my yummy Kale Chips. I let him try one and he was like "Wow! This is delicious!"

Yep...the kale chips call him from down the hall, LOL!!!

40 day Prosperity Affirmation for today:

14. Through my consciousness of my God-Self, the Creator/Mother/Father God within, as my Source, I draw into my mind and feeling nature the very substance of Spirit. This substance is my supply, thus my consciousness of the Presence of God within me is my supply.

Hugs,
Sis. C

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 13 of 40 Days of Prayers...



My heart is so heavy for our Sistahs and Brothahs in Haiti...It is feared that 100,000 people are dead. We know these numbers from media tend to be conservative. I think there are many organizations answering the call however, I will send my donation to www.Yele.org - Wyclef's relief organization for Haiti. You can text "501501" to donate $5 by your phone and the donation will show up on your bill. If you can give more, please do at their website - they are saying 100% of the donations are going to Haiti Earthquake victims.



Please get a white 7 day candle and keep one going with your prayers for the people of Haiti...On the 15th is New Moon it is a good time to petition the Spirit World with your prayers (really anytime is...)

13 of 40 Days of Prayer

Sometimes it is hard to see the brighter side of a situation when all you see is suffering BUT my Sistahs something WILL RISE UP to greet this horrible moment! Something inside of us will do all we can to be of help - to be of service AND that is Prosperity - that is ABUNDANCE...The Creator is watching the World to see how we GIVE in this moment...


Day 13 affirmation:

13. I am conscious of the Inner Presence as my lavish Abundance. I am conscious of the constant activity of this Mind of infinite Prosperity. Therefore, my consciousness is filled with the Light of Truth.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

12 of 40 days of Peace...


(pic from Max Dashu's site, click pic for more info)

PRAYERS GO OUT TO MAMA HAITI!
Today, a huge earthquake struck Haiti and many are feared dead. I am researching honest organizations that provide direct services to the victims for donations...if you know of any please post a comment for everyone.


Hey Sistahs,
I am just chillin today...I had a productive day and now I am ready to settle in and do a little art work. I said on Facebook last night that I kept saving these yogi tea boxes...I like that lotus/East Indian motif inside...I am playing with an idea so I will share it soon.

Recently, I order this BEAUTIFUL loc chain from PeaceImages. Sistah creates the most beautiful rings, too!!! I plan to get a full feature on what she is creating. You can check out her etsy store PeaceImages and her blog PeaceMoves


Day 12 of 40 Days of Peace...
I feel calm and at peace today. I am just in the now at the moment - probably will take a hot bath and relax even deeper. I continue to eat raw living food and I notice my energy is plentiful. It feels good to feel good.

Today's affirmation:
12. I lift up my mind and heart to be aware, to understand, and to know that the Divine Presence I AM is the Source and Substance of all my good.

Peace and Hugs,
Sis. Camara

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 11 of 40 days of LOVE!!!!


Oh, I said it - Yes, Love beautiful and most desired love. In doing this work you begin to feel a little tickle in your belly when you look in the mirror or just so proud when you accomplish a goal...you look over your shoulder into the past like the Sankofa bird and you say, "damn, I am come a longgggg way..." That feeling is nice and more than that its the beginning of LOVE...

You begin to like your own company - take yourself on dates to a cafe and sip on tea...maybe you go for a walk in the park. People smile at you and say, "well, that's a woman in love with herself - how beautiful..." Your light is so shiny, so bright people walk up to you wondering if they had met you somewhere before...No, its just the LOVE you have beaming all up inside of you.

Sometimes, someone will want that LOVE and try to offer you a plastic button for all that Light and Love inside of you...but you can't be fooled. You gently and firmly send them on their way, blessing them, praying for them cause you got so much LOVE to share...

You think of the old word:

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a Goddess, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."


You are a vision of the Mother/Father God's genius! You embody what took generations of you to understand- LOVE...You no longer need to keep being reborn to learn more lessons of the flesh, you are ready to sit at the Master's Feet. Who knew LOVE would set you free...

Day 11 of 40 days of LOVE!!!!
I am feeling very good, very full. I am bursting with creativity at the moment which is great cause I feel like I have not sat down to do any art in a while...I was struck to write about Love because so many people have expressed to me that they are missing companionship in their lives...I think Love is like planting a delicate crop you have to plant the seeds in good soil, then take care to make sure no weeds get to it and keep the sun on for a good part of the day...when it sprouts don't rip it up! Let it mature, let it grow...
Sistahs, I too want Love but for me it has to be right and true...be patient and kind to yourself and it will come...

We are back at affirmation #1 but it is now 11 (if that makes sense) these repeat a couple of times to root in the process of abundance...

11. God is lavish, unfailing Abundance, the rich omnipresent substance of the Universe. This all providing Source of infinite prosperity is individualized as me — the Reality of me.


Hugs,
Sistah C

Sunday, January 10, 2010

10 of 40 Days of Mastery!!!!

(artist, copyright, M Borgella, www.yeslioness.com)

(artist, copyright, M Borgella, www.yeslioness.com)

I LOVE the Goddess!!! I am so happy to have her hand upon my head - blessing and guiding me in all her forms!

Last night, I stayed up fixing me some LIVE-ALIVE Food in my dehydrator. I made living corn chips, living spicy flax seed bread and kale chips. My teenage son was complaining about me going raw again but who was peeking in the dehydrator as the smell of goodness came through the apartment? Who was up this morning helping me take pictures of my Living Food Masterpieces and eating the samples?? LOL!!! Yes, kids will complain a bit about eating healthy but they can't resist the energy pull of this yummy food and powerful food. I raised my son vegan from a baby and because he had other family members that were not vegan I just let him decide but I know those first few years of fresh, healthy food as made an imprint on his consciousness - he can eat fast food and at the same time go to a vegan restaurant with you and chow down...Healthy foods are not foreign to him - he even made me fresh juice while I was fasting.

I don't have a great camera at the moment but I wanted to share the pictures of the food I made last night and some recipes.


"Live foods are plant-foods that have not been heated, cooked, processed, or refined in any way. Live foods (or raw foods) include uncooked, organic vegetables and fruits, raw nuts and seeds, and sprouted grains and seeds of all kinds (alfalfa, sunflower, lentil, etc).

Instead of being cooked, they are eaten whole or are merely chopped, diced, shredded, juiced, or blended. These foods are loaded with nutrients and healing properties and should ideally comprise about 70% if not 100% of your diet.

Live, raw foods have a high degree of life force or energy . Life force, also known as prana (in India ), or chi (in China ), is the most basic and primary nutrient on which our bodies thrive. The substances that increase our life force energy, include oxygen, sunlight, and live foods. You can actually see the life force energy of a particular food through a technology called Kirlian Photography. You can see from the pictures that a fresh, raw food has a large life force field, yet when cooked, the life force field is diminished.


When you consume uncooked, unprocessed Raw Food in its pure state you are benefiting from all of that particular food nutrients possible because of several factors. Raw Food contains things called “Enzymes”. These Enzymes are simply chemical reactions that help digest our food. When food is cooked above 116 degrees Fahrenheit these enzymes begin to break down.
When enzymes are exposed to heat their functions becomes impaired and eventually destroyed. When all enzymes are destroyed food becomes lifeless."

Everyday we are exposed to disease but if our bodies have a powerful immune system we can fight off the offending badness. Humans as well as animals eat to serve a function of getting life force to empower our bodies -however, dead food can not give you the same nutrients that live food can give you. Eating 100% live food is possible, I did it 1.5 years and there are other people that have been doing it for years. My problem was finding my own personal balance. The protocols for the diet are still being perfected. I recommend finding a balance that works for you. Watch for sugar - yes, raw foods have hidden sugars too such as dried fruit. Living food is very beneficial.

I use to keep the company of very dogmatic folks that only advocated raw food but I believe living food is more of a lifestyle - one that requires preparation and commitment. Not everyone will be able to do commit to it a 100% way of life but even at 30%, 50% or 75% you are going to feel a difference. I do believe that if you are struggling with a terminal illness or severe obesity that you should consider this lifestyle to boost your immune system and possibly save your life. Google "raw food" or "living food" there are hundreds of people with great success stories and yummy recipes.

Right now living foods is a part of my 40 day Portrait of Intimate Change. I can share with you what I know - email me anytime at sistahgoddess@gmail.com or make a comment and I will get back to you.

Preparation for dehydrated living foods:
The current belief if that you should not cook your food above 115 degrees. The best way to ensure this is to use a dehydrator that has temperature controls. I have a Excalibur 9 Tray Food Dehydrator which is good for 2 to 8 people household. You can also get a smaller Excalibur 5 Tray Dehydrator which is good for 1 to 2 people, although you may want to dehydrate more than less - this way of eating require a lot of food prep. You can get cheaper dehydrators but you may sacrifice the non stick sheets, ability to remove trays to make room and temperature control. If budget is an issue, then you can use your oven set at the lowest temperature (warm is about 120 degrees) and leave the door of the oven slightly open.

Another piece of equipment you will need is a good strong blender. If you want to make a good investment then I recommend the Vita-Mix Blender or K-Tec Champ Blender which will cost you about $300 or more. For now I have a Black & Decker Cyclone 18-Speed Digital Blender with 48-Ounce Glass Jar that works just fine.

A food processor is also very necessary. I got a Hamilton Beach 6-Cup Food Processor yesterday. There are larger ones for bigger households. You need this to combine ingredients that are more coarse or sticky.

Lastly, a good sharp knife will save you lots of time. You are going to be "cooking" in a whole new way so a good knife saves you lots of time and makes chopping more pleasant. My son convinced me to get this Wusthof Gourmet Carving and Slicing Knife It was the best investment!

In terms of food staples, it is good to have a variety of fresh spices include cayenne,sea salt, tamari or the raw equivalent of nomo shoyu. The following items can always be used to whip up a great live food meal:
flax seed
raw sunflower seed
raw almonds
raw cashews
raw macademia nuts
raw pecans
raw walnuts
tahini
cold pressed olive oil
garlic
tomatoes
onion
lettuce
kale
chard
carrots
cabbage
all other kinds of veggies
all other kinds of fruit

This is just scratching the surface of raw living foods info. I will have to continue to share info as the days go by...


Spicy Flaxseed Bread

1 cup of golden flaxseed (whole or milled)
1/2 onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 red or yellow bell pepper
1 tsp sea salt (I used a little more)
quarter of avocado
dash of cayenne
add any other spices you like

Place all the ingredients into the food processor and blend really well. The flax seed will remain whole if you did not mill them or blend them in a blender. If you want to do smooth flat tortilla-like bread then mill the flax seed. Dehydrate on 115 degrees in a dehydrator for about 6 to 8 hours depending on the thickness. About half way through - score the bread into sizes you desire (see my pic). If you do these at night you will wake up to some yummy bread to take to lunch. Top with hummus, tomatoes, red onion, red cabbage, spring mix and olives.

Living Corn Chips

This recipe I took some liberties with...I used frozen organic corn from whole foods. When corn is in season, use a few stalks and shave the kernels off the cob.

1 16oz bag of frozen organic corn
1 cup of flaxseed (ground)
1/2 yellow onion
1/2 red or yellow bell pepper
dash of cayenne
a few dashes of sea salt or 2 tsp of sole

Blend your flax seed into a fine "flour" in a blender and set aside. In a food processor blend corn, onion, pepper, and spices. Add ground flax seed. Taste the batter to see if you need more spices. Spread the batter on a texflex sheet on your dehydrator try or spread on a baking paper an place on a cookie sheet (for oven).
Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 8 hours on one side. Flip over, score into triangles and take off teflex sheet and dehydrate until dry. Great with homemade salsa, hummus or nut cheeze.


Kale Chips


1 to 2 bunches of kale
olive oil (cold press)
cayenne
optional Japanese cooking wine Mirin

Wash the kale and take off of the stem. Place kale in a large bowl and drizzle some olive oil on top. Sprinkle in Mirin and Cayenne. With hands massage in the oil, mirin and spices so that every leaf is coated with oil and spices.

Dehydrate for 6 to 8 hours (maybe less) at 115 degrees. Kale will be crispy like a chip but much more nutritious.

Day 10 of 40 Day Prosperity Plan
There are a total of 10 Affirmations for the 40 day prosperity plan. After today you will go back to affirmation 1 and start the affirmations over again. The affirmation for today:
10. I keep my mind and thoughts off "this world" and I place my entire focus on God within as the only Cause of my prosperity. I acknowledge the Inner Presence as the only activity in my financial affairs, as the substance of all things visible. I place my faith in the Principle of Abundance in action within me.


Goddess Worshiper Speaks!!!

A friend posted this on her facebook and what this worshiper says is so interesting I thought I would share...

the unapolagetic goddess worshipper from sunmanpatu on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 9 of 40 Visionary Days!!!



Greetings Sistahs,
I was in Whole Foods today getting some bulk items and I saw that they sold pieces of Himalayan Salt in the bulk section. This salt is pinkish and crystal-like and is said to come from a primordial sea that dried up centuries ago and all that remains are pieces of this mineral rich pinkish salt.



When I was a raw foodist I would make a solution called Sole (sol-ay). Simply take a small mason jar and fill it with Himalayan salt rocks (about half way). Pour water in the jar to cover over the salt crystals. Let it sit overnight and after that you have Sole - which is the mineral rich salt water. This water solution can replace your use of salt in cooking. Use it in recipes to replace salt (unless you need for the salt to be dry).

Here is an excerpt explaining how sole works:

...In Sole the geometrical structure of the salt and the water is changed and a totally new structure is formed, a third dimension. Water is no longer water and salt is not salt anymore. The crystalline structure of the sole is so profound that its vibration pattern lasts over 24 hours in our bodies.

The Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Sole (So-lay) solution supplies the body with the natural energy stored in the salt crystals and the body can hold this energy for up to 24 hours. Using the Sole you can:

* can harmonize the alkaline/acidity
* balance in the body and normalize blood pressure
* can dissolve and eliminate sediments which lead to stones and various form
of rheumatism like arthritis and kidney and gall bladder stones
* can lower the craving for addictive desires
* can help with skin diseases by cleaning from inside out
* How to balance the Body's pH Factor and Get Rid of Heavy Metals

The sole is an excellent product for balancing the pH factor of your body. With the sole, one can also get rid of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, amalgam and calcium because the crystal salt is able to break up their molecular structures. Treat your body to a sole therapy in order to get rid of the calcium build up and the heavy metal deposits. For the body to get rid of these deposits it has to first metabolize them. Even animal proteins, which are difficult to break down and eliminate, will be eliminated through the urine due to the strong structural formation of the crystal salt.

With the sole, you can have exactly that vibration pattern that the body is lacking when it is sick. But again, the quality of the salt is paramount for quality sole.

When to use it:

Every morning, take one teaspoon of sole mixed in a glass of good quality artesian or spring water. Drink this on an empty stomach before taking breakfast. The amount of water is up to you, but you only need one teaspoon of sole for your daily intake. The regularity is important. From a bio-chemical viewpoint, within minutes, the whole stomach and intestines are being stimulated. And this again stimulates the digestion and metabolism. The overall availability of electrolytes is built up and thus the conductivity in the body is increased, which in turn affects the circulation. The salt allows the current to flow once again.

Preparing the Sole:

Step 1

Everyone knows that salt dissolves in water, right? But did you know that if you keep adding salt to a glass of water you’ll get to a point where the water becomes super-salty or saturated with salt? Did you also know that when the water becomes super-salty or saturated with salt that the salt will just sit on the bottom of the glass without dissolving? This is exactly what the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt Sole is, super- saturated, salty water. Here’s how to make it.

Place 1 inch of Original Himalayan Crystal Salt stones in a glass jar, preferably one with a lid, Add 2 to 3 inches of good quality artesian or spring water above the stones, completely covering the crystals with water. Let sit overnight.

Step 2

If all the salt crystals have dissolved, add a few more salt crystals to the water. Your Original Himalayan Crystal Salt™ Sole is ready when the water becomes fully saturated with salt and cannot hold any more. The salt will no longer dissolve at this stage. There should always be salt crystals in the jar. As you use up the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt™ Sole, after some time, add more water and more salt until the water is again saturated. Remember, there should always be undissolved salt crystals on the bottom of the jar. This is your visual proof that the water is totally saturated with salt.

Step 3


Each morning, before eating or drinking anything, add one teaspoon of the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt™ Sole to a glass of artesian or spring water and drink. Your body will receive the energetic vibration pattern of the Original Himalayan Crystal Salt™ and hold it for 24 hours. Keep the container covered to prevent the water from evaporating. Otherwise, no special storage is needed. The fully saturated Original Himalayan Crystal Salt™ Sole will keep forever! Salt is a natural anti-bacterial and natural fungicide. It simply cannot spoil or go bad.


You can get this salt at Whole Foods and other natural food stores. I have also heard that you can add it to your bath water for a healing bath. I am sure there are more uses - let me know if you have any...

Day 9 of 40 days

My body feels a bit tired from traveling and working this week. I just took it slow today and planned my living food menu. I will share some of my recipes.

The 40 day prosperity plan affirmation for today:

9. When I am aware of the God Self within me as my total fulfillment, I am totally fulfilled. I am now aware of this Truth. I have found the secret of life, and I relax in the knowledge that the Activity of Divine Abundance is eternally operating in my life. I simply have to be aware of the flow, the radiation, of that Creative Energy, which is continuously, easily and effortlessly pouring forth from my Divine Consciousness. I am now aware. I am now in the flow...

A Divine Synergy with what I call "The One" begins to take place as you begin to realize the truth of who you are and the reality that the God/Goddess has given us. This affirmation teaches us that life is a cycle - someone/something is born, it grows, it lives, it declines, it dies, it nourishes something/someone new and is born again- and it keeps going...With the understanding that you are all of those who came before you AND you - you realize life is very valuable - your body is valuable, your words and thoughts are valuable - you are priceless - you are a shrine...

Give Thanks,
Sis. C

Music Ministry:
I love Simphiwe Dana. This video is so cool -especially the SistahGoddesses sitting by the cosmic pool giving life force to the earth and sending messages to Simphiwe.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 8 of 40 Daysof HEALING!!!


Ummm...I am in that state of relaxed bliss where I could just chill in front of a fire and sip on some hot tea...I have been so energized on my juice and I decided that 7 days of just juicing was good for me...I had cleansed not too long ago so my body was feeling complete with the juicing, now I will add some raw vegetables and a small amount of fruit. I am going to go into a parasite cleanse for 10 days using a formula with black walnut, clove and wormwood tincture. Everyone gets parasites and some of us have them worse than others. Symptoms can include weight gain, bloating, allergies (like you don't know what is causing them), constipation, sugar addiction, bad skin, sleeplessness, digestive problems...you just don't feel good.

I have found the combo of these three herbs taken as outline by Dr. Hulda Clark has really helped me. I don't know why I don't do it more often since it simple and it works. You can go to this website to view the process and the herbs you should be able to get from Whole Foods or your Natural food store...if not order them online. I have seen some companies combine the herbs into one tincture and I am sure it works but her process seems to work better if you take them as she has outlined. You can do this with your whole family and pets too! Click here for the Parasite Cleanse Program outline.

I noticed that my skin cleared up and I had less sugar cravings. If you go lurking around the Cure Zone website there are pictures (I Must WARN YOU) of parasites and some of the info I take with a grain of salt BUT what is the harm in prevention? Back in the day the Grandmamas gave us castor oil. Many younger generations were quick to drop folk medicine thinking it was more "sophisticated" to go to doctors and hospitals...$20,000 bills and years later we may have been able to save ourselves the pain and money by just a little prevention. Our Grandmothers and Grandfathers were natural scientists! My Grandfather told me that in his day no one trusted getting their food from a grocery store. Folks had their own gardens - traded food, fished and hunted. I always wondered why stores had names like "Safeway" LOL!!!

The body is the temple- luv your temple.

Day 8 affirmation:


8. My consciousness of the Spirit within me as my unlimited Source is the Divine Power to restore the years the locusts have eaten, to make all things new, to lift me up to the High Road of abundant prosperity. This awareness, understanding and knowledge of Spirit appears as every visible form and experience that I could possibly desire.

Simply by being in your consciousness with Spirit you can erase or heal years of lack thinking and restore your life to an abundant more powerful you! It is worth the journey.

Hugs,
Sis. C

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 7 of 40 Fabulous Days!!!

Oil Paintings by Abdul Abadi, abiiumi@people.com

Oil Paintings by Abdul Abadi, abiiumi@people.com

I am on the road heading back home AND I missed my connecting flight...Soooo, I thought this is the perfect time to write a post!

I have to say I AM LOVIN' all the SISTAHGODDESSES that are visiting this blog!! Midwives, Coaches, Artists, Mothers, Teachers, Diviners, Oracles...I had this vision some years ago that Sistahs would emerge awakened and energized to FREE the World from their "man-made" reality! I am thinking we are on the verge of something...all these talented wombyn - using their Creator-given talents to change their World and Ours...

There have been times when I was feeling alone in how I thought...I didn't even think people understood my passion but something said, "just keep doin what your doin, your on purpose..." Often, we are made to feel crazy or worthless if we don't value what mainstream society values...Well, SISTARS I am here for you! I will be in your corner when every other person is saying that is impractical or not possible - just drop a line to your SistahGoddess Camara and I will keep throwing wood on the FIRE of YOUR DREAMS!!! I got no shame when it comes to making dreams come true and manifesting desires. DO IT! I got your back!

Remember January 15th is the day we are picking the winner of Marilyn's beautiful Elemental Cards...share your dreams - when you do they start to cook and wo-manifest!



Our affirmation for today:

7. The Divine Consciousness that I am is forever expressing its true nature of Abundance. This is its responsibility, not mine. My only responsibility is to be aware of this Truth. Therefore, I am totally confident in letting go and letting God appear as the abundant all sufficiency in my life and affairs.

Yes, you got to let go and LET Spirit be the help you need! Be confident that who you ARE IS PERFECT! Why would the Creator/God/Goddess make an imperfect being?? If something - a condition, a situation or a person is telling you otherwise - why believe them? You got this!

Now some music from our music ministry...Ms. Jill Scott


Hugs,
Sis. C

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 6- WarriorGoddess Energy AND a New Give-A-Way!!!!

(artist, Wambui Elizabeth, click pic for info)

(artist, Wambui Elizabeth, click pic for info)

Greetings Sistahs!
This morning I had to fight- yes, your peace lovin and huggin Goddess had to go Warrior. It happens to us all...I use to just drift like a leaf in the wind on life...I was a REAL go with the flow type but when I got a little older and wiser I realize it is a GOOD thing to Direct the flow of your energy and life. If something is not right or if it feels like a decision is going to impact your life negatively - YOU have got to change it! Sticking your head in the sand or turning a blind eye is just going to leave you BLIND!

I am going to speak briefly about something I notice lately...some Sistahs don't feel like they are worthy to ask for change. The head conversation is something like, "Who am I to ask for ___??" or "They won't ever do that just for me..." YOU ARE WORTHY!!! (say that 2000 times, I AM WORTHY!!!) If you are busting your behind to be at work at 8am and you got children to drop off at school, traffic etc...ask to your boss to rearrange your work schedule. If you can't pay that bill this month, call the folks and rearrange the payment schedule. If something does NOT work for you, BE BOLD and rearrange it! OK, sometimes you may get a "no, we can't do that..." but I double around and ask "well who can I talk to who CAN DO IT?!" My friend said to me, "the person who said no was just not the right person to ask..." Now be legit, don't be half behind. If your issues are motivational then get yourself on track BUT if you are working hard and don't have the hours in the day to make it all fit -REARRANGE IT, RE-WRITE that story you are living. The Universe will cooperate :)!!!

Warrior up Goddess! (I say this to myself,too!)

NEW GIVE-A-WAY!!

I got so excited writing about Marilyn last night I forgot to mention that she is giving away a beautiful set of her Elemental Cards to a lucky SistahGoddess subscriber!!! Just subscribe to SistahGoddess blogspot and respond to THIS POST with the answer to this question:

"If your Soul made the choice, what would be your dream career/work?"
The most Soulful answer will win!!! I just love give-aways!!! Winner will be announced January 15th!


Day 6 of 40 Days of Magical Beginnings!!!

I am on day 6 and it feel like I made it over the mountain! My body is ok with just juice, water and veggie broth...I am slimming down too - which is good...I was developing some veggie burger hips LOL!!! I mainly am fasting for Spiritual reasons...I just needed to remove the "clutter" - take away the coffee highs and lows, which leads to weird sleep patterns and just tiredness. I now feel like I have found a balance within and I am able to hear Spirit much better.
The affirmation for today:

6. My inner supply instantly and constantly takes on form and experience according to my needs and desires, and as the Principle of Supply in action, it is impossible for me to have any unfulfilled needs or desires.

Big HUGS!!!!
Sis. C

Day 5 of 40 Day Road to Creativity!!!



I should be in bed right now but I got to share the BEAUTIFUL WORKS of SistahGoddess Marilyn Fontaine. Sometimes you just meet your Sistah - you know a person you KNOW you have met in a previous time and space - maybe blood related in some Ancient upline of Ancestors...who knows...I started to speak with Sistah Marilyn on Facebook and from there I realized we had much in common - she in facts lives the creative life I visioning for myself. Great Artist, Powerful Healer, and Teacher...



I was lurkin Marilyn's Esty shop and I had to get these beautiful Elemental Cards cause my Mama Goddesses are featured...



When you started working with art and healing?
I originally trained in Art, Design and fashion but left that to get a 'normal' job that took me away from my soul urge. After joining the New Age movement at 21 i started to use healing and self awareness to heal my own issues however I rarely returned to paints until some years later.

I was reunited with Art about seven years ago when I attended an Inner child workshop (amazing for healing work). I then used these tools within my practise with clients and on workshops. However I did not use this as much for myself until I joined an online book group that really brought out my creativity again this helped me and heal my own issues, it was like being reunited with a part of my soul. The more I create the more energy I get and awareness.

What about your work? Why do you do it?
My work is a combination of creativity and healing, I am a Spiritual lifestyle coach that uses holistic modalities such as Reiki /Aromatherapy/Body reading/Colour therapy and Inner Child training. I also run workshops on Personal Development and online courses.

I don't have a job I have a lifestyle choice that involves various disciplines that I happen to get paid to do. So I work outside the box why i do my work is never a question its like this career chose me I love being able to give others that I work with unconditional positive regard but what I have also learned that I have to give that to myself . As there are too many wounded healers need care.

My main purpose now is to Create and experience myself and share whatever comes out with others. I created my own affirmation cards, a book, and now handmade journals. I never planned what the content would be they just came. My creativity is calling me to spend time creating as much as I spend time healing so it can speak to me and to the world.

I am in the process of finishing my work/playbook called the Creative Healing Playbook which is a playbook for women to set goals to heal, this is a functional book that requires work and exploration. This should be released for International Woman's Month.

I am available for spiritual or creative coaching helps one to tap into their own inner creative magic, instead of them having a passive role within their healing.

Where can a SistahGoddess reach you?
I can be contacted on info@mjfontaine.co.uk or for more information please check my business blog http://mjfontaineconsultancy.blogspot.com or my main site www.mjfontaine.co.uk

Creativity is an entity of its own even though I became an Holistic Therapist Art and Creativity called me home, as Clarrisa Pinkola Estes says in the book Women who run with the wolves "Do your art. Generally, a thing cannot freeze if it is moving. So move keep moving".
www.m.j.fontaine.co.uk business blog

Isn't she such a Goddess!!! I am learning from Marilyn to go the course and do what you love and LIVE IT!!

Lastly but not least - the affirmation for today...AND how on time it is!
5. Money is not my supply. No person, place or condition is my supply. My awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the all-providing activity of the Divine Mind within me is my supply. My consciousness of this Truth is unlimited, therefore, my supply is unlimited.

A song comes to mind about this affirmation, More to Life by Fertile Ground on the Seasons Changes album...

Peace and Hugs,
Sis. C

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 4 of 40 Days of A New Life!!!!



Greetings Sistahs,
Sorry, I did not get to post yesterday as I was on the road. This process of juicing takes some preparation when you have to leave your home but its all good! I feel so supported from the Universe in this process. I also feel so supported from my Sistah readers who cheer me on- thank you!!!!

The affirmation for yesterday...
4. Through my consciousness of my God-Self, the God/Goddess within, as my Source, I draw into my mind and feeling nature the very substance of Spirit. This substance is my supply, thus my consciousness of the Presence of God within me is my supply.

When we are aware of our ONENESS with SPIRIT and all its Creation we are in that flow of powerful abundance! Think of the practices or the things you do to feel the flow of God...Meditation is an GREAT tool for calming the mind and connecting with Spirit. There are hundreds of techniques and practices. You can learn for free at many retreat centers.

Vipassana (worldwide)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center (outside San Francisco)
New York Insight Meditation Center
East Bay Meditation Center (Oakland Bay Area)

Some centers are Dana-based, which means you donate for your retreat stay - give what you can...other centers charge a fee to stay and have meals and may ask for a donation for teachers...I can tell you all are located in serene areas and are great places to get away from it all and learn to be comfortable with self...If you have questions email me...I am a long time practitioner. Also, many people of many faiths practice meditation - you are not require to be a Buddhist to learn nor will there be any recruiting...

Hugs,
Sistah C