the second principle of Kwanzaa is Kujichagulia, Swahili for “Self-Determination” today’s celebrations are centered around defining, developing, and disciplining ourselves in order to be the highest and greatest we can through yoga, we uncover and get to know our true selves, connecting us to The Source today, meditate on Self-Determination as you move through life the...
today is the first day of Kwanzaa, which was created to acknowledge and celebrate the unique and diverse culture of Americans of African decent each day of the 7 day celebration corresponds to one of the Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) that are thought to represent pan-African culture in general the first of these is Umoja, Swahili for “Unity” today’s celebrations are centered...
Walking in a Winter Wonderland..
it’s the most wonderful time of the year! some folks theorize that the church decided to celebrate the birth of Jesus today because it’s in the midst of a number of other traditional celebrations for new beginnings and special happenings in nature like the Winter Solstice, which began just a few days ago (Thursday) the Winter Solstice marks the glorious climb toward Summer, when the...
Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our...– ~Thich Nhat Hanh (via frances08)
On Joy and Sorrow Kahlil Gibran Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit,...
11 is known as a master number, meaning that it is believed to hold special powers exclusive to itself it represents the duality of the individual (the 1) the number 11 is said to be the most intuitive of all numbers, possessing psychic properties 11 reduces to the numer 2 (1+1=2) and thus possesses the qualities of the number 2 as well the number 2 represents the Yin (feminine)...
Love like there’s no tomorrow.
9th and Fontain quintessentially NataRani.
One smile is so contagious it can cause a million.– ~ Erykah Badu