The Enchanted Hearth: Ancestors in our Home and Heart

Greetings beloveds,

When I think of ancestors and family I also think of home. While the entire home is a space occupied by family as a space for community and fellowship, there are certain spaces that are more oriented towards the energy of family than others. Always get in touch with your own feelings and space in whatever way works best for you before  taking instruction from others. Remember this is your journey, this is your life.

According to feng shui, the lo shu magic square that I have referenced before here in The Enchanted Hearth: Masculinity and Space post and here in the 28 Days of Love: Finding the Love Section of Your Home post, places the energy of family in the center of the home. This seems logical as the home is cornerstone of where families congregate. It is the space that holds the energy of family expanding outwards from a physical structure to that of the land around it. This aligns with the energy of earth. Of being grounded, firm, growing, changing, shielding, exposing. It is the bedrock of all experiences. We come from the Earth and are continuously renewed by it’s resources. They say that our cells completely turn over every seven years. The energy, nutrients, and ability to be able to form new parts of ourselves comes from the Earth. From the food and water we ingest. From the tiniest beings that exist in the air, on every surface, within our bodies. We are of this Earth and will return to it. We then have ourselves as individuals who then are linked to our spaces and each other.

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When speaking of homes and space let us note the variety that exists in how we define the term home. This could be a large, small, enclosed, built or natural environment spaces. Home includes apartments, houses, RV’s, mobile homes, a room within a living space, parks, schools, religious institutions, modes of transportation such as trains, bikes or cars. Home is a space that is personally defined and although ideally we would like it to correlate with the feelings of love, acceptance, and social support that is not always the case. Thus, your home, may not be what is traditionally thought of as home. That space may look radically different then what the standard stereotype of what makes up a home. These same standards apply to what constitutes a family.

Ancestral work can be a very difficult topic to broach. One person may be very close to their immediate family that is made up of a father, mother, and siblings. It’s more likely that one’s family looks very different. There are single/step-parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, adopted siblings, close friends, mentors, and animals that make up what we think of as family. There are families that we choose and those that choose us. What lies at the core is love. Love first for yourself. Always take care of yourself as you are the foundation of your home and heart. Then love for each other.

So find the center of your home. Is it a hallway or room? What occupies that space? Sit there and connect with it. We’ll talk soon on ways to honor your ancestors that you can take an d put into this space.

With love,

-Rose

Reflections: Facing the Shadow of Success

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Greetings beloveds,

Well this shadow work has been kicking my ass. There’s no easier way to say it. It’s been a rough start of the year and in order to get clarity you know I went to my tarot deck. Well of course over the past month I kept getting the same cards but there were two main messages that I just didn’t understand. The first was Sacrifice represented by Mother Mary and the element water. Now you know the selfish Libra sun/Leo moon I am was like Sacrifice (clutches pearls)???? Oh no we don’t sacrifice. That’s for those other folks you know the Earth and Water signs who like to feel, give, and create from the earth. I’m up here in the clouds I don’t have to sacrifice. BULLSHIT. Total bullshit but it’s much easier to stay with my head in the clouds or with my soul in the underworld then be present here. My friend sums it up best “oh ok cause sometimes you’re just like ‘la la la ohhh look here look there’. Not really here but here.

So I’m still sitting here like ok but what do I have to sacrifice. Damn just thought what if it’s all this stuff about relationships. Not so much the work that I do on the topic but the energy I put into it. Just leave it alone. That’s a HUGE sacrifice for me because I love love so much. It’s an addiction that I do very little to try to control because although it can be tinged with pain it’s so beautiful. My one goal in life is for everyone to be happy. I want everyone to experience love, pleasure, and joy. This world is so beautiful and amazing how could one have any other desire then for everyone else to experience this?

I honestly am very afraid of giving up anything. It’s the hoarder part of me that stems from a lack mentality on several levels from money, love, material things, energy. It’s this wild portion of me that lurks beneath the surface that just reminds me of the troll that lives under the bridge that never wants to part with it’s treasures because it’s scared it may never get it back. Then when it does peak it’s head out from under the surface it sees others with the things that it wants and it covets. It’s jealous and envious cause it wants those things ignoring ALL the treasure that it already has. Forgetting all the joy of what already has been given to it. Holding on to those trivial bits and pieces also limits this part of me that’s able to get those things that I desire. There’s no space for growth because it’s filled with those limiting beliefs.

img_2732When I did my reading for the year, my results were focus on self and prosperity. The lover in me rejected that. Full out. I wanted to romantic love and didn’t want to hear about focusing on my business or myself. Love is a distraction for me. It serves as the best way for me to not have to deal with things I don’t want to like my job, finances, or business. It’s taken me 6 months to accept that love isn’t the topic I should be focusing on. Why? Because I’m scared to try to make money independently. I’m worried that I won’t be successful, have enough clients, good enough content/products, or have enough money to sustain myself. Pretty much all the standard scarcity mindset fears.

So my task is to dive deeply into this realm of prosperity, faith, and sovereignty. How to be successful while also being authentic and vulnerable. How to connect with others in this stage of communication through social media when I prefer in person communication. I will continue to cover my general topics of spirituality, love, sex, nutrition, and home/hearth but I’m going to add my adventures in creating a successful business. Feel free to share with me any of your tips, tricks, and strategies that you’re found to work best for you.

I’ll discuss the second card and what I’ve learned from it soon.

With love,

Rose

Your People Live On: Food and Culture

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When I think of family yea I think of love and time spent together but what really comes to mind is food. Bar-b-ques, potlucks, birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, weddings and even funerals all had one feature that I knew I could look forward to, food! And ohhh that food was delicious. When we look at culture and what brings us together food is generally at the top of the list. What we eat not only speaks to preferences but geography, class, economy, and belief systems. Family recipes and traditions can provide a lens into our past as well as our future in a way that we may find easier to connect with than the actual people who make up our families.

As a black woman in America though I understand how difficult it may be to find that connection to one’s ancestors. Not only do we not have an extensive genealogy within my personal family due to lack of accurate record keeping because of slavery but as with any family there are also unsavory characters that are sometimes best to not connect with. For some of you that may be the case. For others you may just not know who you are related to for a number of reasons. There is much that is passed down to us through our ancestors. Generations of traits and experiences that we are proud of but can also bring joy, pain, and strife. Family though is not only through biological transference but energetic as well. Thus the importance of the experiences and beliefs that we gain from those around us. This is why food can act as a bridge to our past as it exist even when the people, land, and traditions no longer do.

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So here is your exercise for to connect with your ancestors through what and how you eat.

  • Find a family member or someone who acted as family although perhaps not by blood and ask them what was one of your ancestors favorite foods/meals?
  • Go through old recipe boxes or books passed in your family
  • Research your roots as best you can to connect with the cultures which your family has been a part of. Find recipes or food associated with them. Be mindful of approaching this as you want to be respectful of other cultures if you have not been an active member of them regardless if that is your heritage.
  • Use your own knowledge and memories of food that you enjoyed eating to create new recipes and traditions.

Once you’ve gotten this information make the meal, recipe, or consume those foods. While doing so, make a statement or set an intent that you are preparing and eating this food for the purpose of connecting with your family and ancestors. Throughout the process of preparing and consuming the food, imagine what it would have been like for your family member or those within your culture to have been having this dish. Try to embody them during this moment. Give thanks for any guidance or wisdom that you receive or that has ever been passed on to you. Give thanks for all that you are thankful for. Conclude this exercise as you see fit.

Here’s to yummy food and family.

-Rose

 

 

Breathing Fire: The Heat Between Us

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Greetings beloveds,

The weather is warming. The days getting longer. Our dreams getting brighter. During this time when we wonder what the next day will bring on a global, institutional, macro level how do we find a space that allows for us to love ourselves and each other radically? This is a question I have been grappling with for some time. I speak often of self-care and self-love through acts such as baths, healthy eating, movement, ritual and love but what of sex? How does this very literal coming together of our physical beings provide a space for healing between ourselves and each other?

Perhaps this is not an act of healing and self-care generally discussed because it is so nuanced. Sex can be a topic wrought with attachments that span the scale of emotions, ideas, and belief systems. It is never a simple physical act simple in it’s execution as say a  meditation, bath/shower, nap or a walk. Yet, the benefits that sexual intercourse offers to us such as improved mood, stress relief, light/heavy aerobic activity, and improved immunity should be reason enough to engage in this energetic exchange. Yet, it is that exchange and the power that comes from it which causes one to truly understand the need to be balanced and particular about engaging in this act.

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All forms of interaction are energetic exchanges, but the power of creation that is available through sexual communion is unlike any other except for deep meditative/spiritual practices. While you may equate creation when connected to sex as the formation of another living being, let us increase our state of awareness so that we recognize that ALL is a part of creation. Our thoughts, dreams, desires, material belongings, physical bodies, everything. All that which exists known and unknown are due to the energy of creation. When I speak of the 12 Universal laws, new/full moon rituals, or feng-shui, these all carry the ability to bring forth that which we desire. The same rings true for sex.

During the act of a sexual coupling whether with one’s self or another, there is a build up of energy that is then released through the orgasm or may just be spread throughout the beings interacting as not all couplings end in orgasm. Generally this energy is not directed towards a specific outcome other than the drive for pleasure and release. Sometimes there may be an intent set for a child. Yet we limit ourselves on what we can create in that moment. Homes, furniture, cars, food, experiences, even wisdom can come forth from sexual intercourse/ interactions. This energy can also be channeled to heal and transmute pain, trauma, and anger. Yet, because there is long history of shame, guilt, fear, and moralizing attached to sexual expression it can be difficult to use this act for the purpose of health and well-being not only for one’s self but for the world around us.

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One must access how they conceptualize change and transformation. They may need to spend quite some time examining what counts as a form of medicine and therapy? Shift their beliefs from that of the limited duality of right/wrong to infinite possibilities and variations. For yes, just as one can use the energy generated through sex to create they can also destroy and harm others. This is evident as forms of sexual assault, abuse, mistreatment, discrimination and other forms of prejudice continue to thrive in the world resulting in inequality and power dynamics. Thus the “rules” about determining, with whom, when, where, how, and why one has sex are not necessarily unwarranted given what can come from it. Yet, do we wish to feed the energy of connection and love or that of separation and fear?

Sex is transformative. As an individual will you use this energy to create? As a society will we use this energy for love? As a global community will we use this energy to heal and ascend? It is up to us to determine these answers. You can though at this very moment choose love. To love yourself and others. To set healthy boundaries and uphold them with the wisdom of MAAT. To hold space for yourself and those who need support. If you find yourself experiencing bouts of fear, anxiety, or anger where could this energy take a moment to access where this energy goes? Is it to another person, belief, system, or yourself? Be mindful of what you give your energy to. There is great power within you that is yours to do with as you wish. Charge yourself by cycling your energy through your breath back into your own form. Direct it towards an external desire or ask for guidance on a concern or topic. The key is to know that is is yours!

I love you all and never want you to taken advantage of. You are all such powerful beings. Know this at your core.

-Rose

 

 

Full Moon In Scorpio: Completion and Patience

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Greetings beloveds,

It’s finally here! The full moon in Scorpio has arrived and as discussed during the new moon in Taurus this may be a challenging time for those of us who lack the ability to wait because this full moon is all about patience.

Scorpio is the 11th sign of the zodiac and represents a time of recognizing our connection to our shadow. Scorpios, as the second water sign of the zodiac, resides in the depths of our psyche through which we experience the development of our true selves through death and rebirth. As a mutable sign and a water sign, Scorpios are the most flexible and emotionally unstable of all the zodiac signs because they feel so deeply and know so much. You’ll NEVER know this though because Scorpios have a professional poker face. Scorpio’s, similar to Leo’s, are all about people earning their favor and respect. So if you haven’t gotten to that level with a Scorpio yet you won’t know what their true intentions are until they are ready for you to and even then they may not tell you. Because of this mutable watery nature, Scorpio’s thrive in stable but flexible environments. They tend to avoid scenarios where they feel trapped or caged in. On the contrary though, Scorpio’s will dive into a soul connection that they would like to explore fully because they feel it will be challenging, engaging, and worth investigation.

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There’s no point in lying to a Scorpio, they already will know somethings up. Remember they are perpetually attached to the spiritual realm, so if a Scorpio isn’t psychic they will at least have a keen ability to sniff out truth. Ruled by Pluto, Scorpios dive in the depths of our souls and spirits to mine our attachments to each other and our souls desires. If that sounds intense to you then you are on the path of understanding the Scorpion spirit. They are the grim reapers of the zodiac who thrive in the depths of all the things we try to moralize such as death, dying, sex, money, and attachments. Through death we experience a chance to review our lives and redirect our paths. Scorpios serve as mirrors to the rest of the world so that we are able to complete this task which is part of the reason why many do not like the intensity of the Scorpio.

This full moon in Scorpio brings us to a space of new growth. We have been diving deeply into the realm of our desires materially and financially with this new moon in Taurus which asked us to create a foundation through which the seeds of what we wanted financially and socially could be planted. If you set intentions, goals, and cleared up your desires now is a time for you to do what many of us hate to do. Wait. Remember the saying that watched pots never boil? How often are you wanting 5 pm to arrive and as you watch the clock it seems like time is moving slower or stopped? That’s the power of attention and focus. Once we move our attention to something it behaves in accordance to the TRUE energy that you are sending towards it. This full moon in Scorpio suggests that there are a lot of things we express on the surface that counter the beliefs that we hold deeply within. For example, if you express a desire for abundance but inwardly hold beliefs based on scarcity, what you will see manifest are topics, events, and scenarios which bring you towards loss and lack. As they say the evidence of what you truly believe are the things that are actually manifesting for you. That’s why you are being called to clean up duty because if what you set intentions for doesn’t align with your true beliefs it won’t manifest as you desire for it to.

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Right now you have planted the seeds for either a new venture or to deepen one that you are already experiencing. Those seeds are soaking up all the good energy and will power that you are putting towards them through action, prayer, and intent. You must practice patience at this time. Scorpio is not an energy of quick movement and results. It takes a lot of time to journey into the underworld and return. I’m sure you know that rushing the process rarely ever results in an amazing product or experience. It’s always better when you take your time and can truly enjoy the journey.

I’m going to give you some advice at this time. Find something else to focus on. If there’s a specific goal you set such as getting a certain amount of money, clients, new insights, guidance, a relationship or home set it aside and don’t think about it. The universe right now is doing the work. Your job is to make sure that when what you desire comes you’ll be ready. Do you have all the financing, insurance, moving company, decluttering, cleaning, and resources ready for when your new home arrives? What about for a new or deepened partnership? Have you done your work? In business, is your company legit? Have you filled out all the paperwork with the state and federal requirements? That’s the work that needs to be reviewed now. This waiting period may seem frustrating but it’s only so that you have time to get everything in order. When this energy starts moving it will be fast so you want to be ready. Keep the faith and hold strong to your knowing that you have all that you desire.

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If you think that’s too difficult don’t worry, there’s going to be plenty to focus on because this full moon is the start of an energetic underworld journey for us all. We are going to be clearing some energy out over the next few months that will make everything easier in the long run. Remember this is actually a 10 year which reduces down to 1 which represents new beginnings. 10 equals completion of cycles. All the endings that occurred last year have a small twilight time where you can honeymoon in the clearing of that energy. In my work I call this the 8th gate which you can read more about here. Be cautious though not to restart that cycle. Reflect on what was and then move on. You have the ability to achieve everything you want. You will get all that you desire. Just stick with it and if it seems that all you’re coming up against are barriers turn your attention towards what is the core belief at the basis of your desire. Clear that energy up through release and exploration rituals, shadow work and counseling. Then you can return to your project when you feel called to.

The key to this full moon is patience, endurance, and abundance. Keep your head up and enjoy the fruits of all that you have and will complete.

With love,

-Rose

Creating a Lineage of Love

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Greetings beloveds,

I’ve really enjoyed speaking about ancestors and can’t wait to share more with you all. Today I want to share with you all the concept of creating a lineage of love. What is a lineage of love you may ask? We all have desires to be understood, seen and loved. We are trained by our environments to give and receive love in different ways based on our experiences and personalities. As we grow, mature, and age, we find ourselves creating our own families. Bearing children, forming partnerships, designing our own separate lives through which we continue to set roots through which new branches grow.

It is this lineage that I am here to discuss with you. From our roots or ancestors comes energy, patterns, and connections to each other, the land and spirit. We transmute, absorb, and incorporate these things into our lives creating new energy, patterns, and connections. As we do, we must ask ourselves what legacy are we creating? What will those who come after us remember of our energy, love, and beings? If we are to create a world that is loving and kind we must do our best to be that as well. Your children-human, material, or theoretical- will one day tell your stories just as you have gathered the tales of those past. What kind of stories do you want to leave?

Center yourself as best you can within a realm of love, growth, compassion, empathy and kindness. At the same time though do not hide your fear, shame, selfishness, or pettiness, behind closed doors as if that portion of yourself does not exist for your shadows will come to light. They are the tales told of great aunt so and so who baked the most delicious pound cake or family dish but was quick to hit or punish with silence. We cannot hide who we truly are as that is the darkness that passes down through the lines. Your work here is to integrate and therefore be able to share with others how they too can integrate. Thus the stories will shift. To tales of your quick laughter but also your willingness to be vulnerable when you were hurt or sad. How you had to learn to balance your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs so you could do the best you possibly could. In turn they will say and I saw then modeled for me how to do the best I could.

Be mindful of what you leave here in your wake. You are the strength and persistence of your ancestors. One day you too will be an ancestor. So love deeply. Do the best you can. Never stop learning and growing. Lastly, perhaps most important of all, admit when you are wrong, accept your shadow and be as whole as possible.

With love,

Rose

Connecting With Your Ancestors

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Greetings beloveds,

I hope you all are fairing well. This month is all about roots, ancestors, and connection. Family is a touchy subject for many. Although as an institution families are one of the most important influences on who we are, what we believe and how we relate to other people, any thing with that much power will have a shadow element to it. Just as family and lineage can be the site of some of the most amazing love, companionship and life experiences it can also be the darkest space of pain and misery. It is understandable then that there are some who have no interest in connecting with their ancestors or those who came before them. I will always recommend that we seek counseling and professional assistance for unresolved family/personal issues, pain, trauma, and abuse. There is help out there and as much as I love and advocate for the power within magic and metaphysics, all the crystals, incense, and sage in the world can’t heal some wounds.

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For those who do feel called or prepared to connect with their ancestors let’s talk ancestor reverence. Honoring ones family and ancestors is a common practice among many cultures. As such it’s important to respect others ways so here I will provide 5 ways to begin the journey as you will find this is a very personal highly emotional venture.

  • One of the first ways you can begin the process of connecting with your ancestors is by learning who they were.
    • Make this into a family affair by gathering members together to tell stories and share memories of your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and even older members that they may know information about.
    • Meet individually with different family members share stories and memories. These first two options also allow for you to ask questions you may have about your families history, beliefs, and practices.
    • If none of these are options, if you have even a little bit of information you can use public records to find out birth, marriage, death, military service, and other types of information about your family. Any county clerks office will have these records on file but access may be limited or protected. The easiest way to go through these records is through the internet if you have access.
    • Another option is to use websites such as Ancestry.com which allow for you to search millions of public records world wide for a fee. This is an excellent resource but you will need some information such as a name, birthday, location where you know that family member lived.
  • The second way you can begin to connect with your ancestors is through meditation. Just as you can connect with your chakras, higher power, and other spirit guides, you can connect with your ancestors. Follow your general practice to enter into a meditative state and ask for only those that are here for your highest good, in light and love to be with you. This is important because although we may want to always think the best of our ancestors truth is we all have roots in darkness and light. We must therefore be intentional with who and what we connect with.
  • If you are aware of where your family is from locally, regionally, or nationally then you can visit those places and connect with the land there. This can lend you insights into their lives and experiences through the plants, weather, and spirit of that area.
  • One can also participate in activities that their family members were known to do such as cooking, crafting or hobbies. Reading a book that your Grandmother loved, taking up woodworking a past time of your great-grandfather or working on puzzles with your father or mother can be perfect ways to connect with your ancestors. Recreating that same energy will activate the memories within your cells of those events.
  • There are other ways to connect but those may be specific to your heritage and culture so if you can ask. Ask your family are there are traditions that your family or culture have followed to connect with your ancestors.

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That’s all I have for you all now. Later this month we will discuss ancestor altars and the significance that they hold. I hope this was helpful to get your started.

With love,

-Rose

12 Universal Laws: The Law of Cause and Effect

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Greetings beloveds,

Today we dive back into the Universal Laws, this time focusing on cause and effect. Probably one of the most well known laws along with the law of attraction, cause and effect may be the one universal law that is accepted by everyone regardless of one’s belief system. The law of cause and effect states that every change has something related to it that caused for that change to occur. For example, your body has used up a certain amount of energy so you become hungry, you eat and then you no longer hungry. The cause of your getting hungry is your bodies need for energy or fuel. The effect is that you eat. Now there’s a lot more that goes on in that process but this simplistic overview serves to show us how cause and effect works. Cause and effect is not limited to action but thoughts and feelings as well.

Now, you may be wondering what’s the difference between the law of correspondence and the law of cause and effect. The law of correspondence relies on an independent energetic agreement while cause and effect must have some impetus. There is a time element to cause and effect. Cause always comes before the effect. That resulting effect may then because the cause for another effect. It is depending on which comes first that labels it the cause. Where as with correspondence, it doesn’t matter which occurs first. In fact the occurrences may happen at the same time. It is the agreement which matters not the what created the cause and it’s resulting effect or change.

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How can we use cause and effect to improve our lives or change our circumstances? If everything we do, has an effect that will result from that cause and every cause resulted from a previous effect then we can begin to understand the path that has brought us to where we are. More importantly we can use that information to create the path that we would like to take. Now it must be said that there are many behaviors, beliefs and emotions and there are just as many effects that come from those causes. For one person, who is hungry and grabs some food to eat this may be just the pick up they need. They are energized and ready to take on the rest of their day. For another who eats the exact same thing, they may have an allergic reaction to the food and now they are down for the count. They feel lethargic, nauseous, and are unable to complete any of the other activities they had planned for the rest of the day. One person is now on a different path than the other. Our first person has now made a new business deal or chatted up a friend, the cause of which was the energy they obtained from their meal. Now they may go out to eat with this friend again or do another activity. This person will have created a positive association between eating when they are hungry, the meal they had, and the rest of their day. Person number 2 on the other hand may have gone home, felt terrible, and spent some time excavating the offending meal from their system. A negative association will be made between feeling hungry and eating that particular food which resulted in them feeling ill so they did not complete their plans for the day. Such different results from the same cause. More importantly, we can now track how this one cause of hunger which had the same resulting effect created such different life experiences. This is an ongoing relationship that we are constantly experiencing and shifting through.

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Every moment we are making choices, creating new paths, designing our lives. We can change these things at any point. So make a choice to reflect through meditation, journaling,  or anything that allows for you to slow down so that you are able to find the causes and results that drive your decision making. Then make an intentional choice to create the circumstances that you have found to bring the results you desire. Experiment without fear! We will find later that what we feel has the ability to attract different circumstances. We learn this fear and build this attraction through the lessons we learn through cause and effect. You can reset this system. It may take time and some professional help (Counselors and Psychologists are our friends) but we can do it.

With love,

-Rose

 

Reflections: Sovereignty Through Shadow and Ancestor Reverence

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Greetings beloveds,

I must say that April was an active month full of change and growth. I spent most of my time meeting, befriending, and integrating my shadow. I am still learning so many aspects of myself but it gets easier every day. I learn more everyday and I am cannot wait to see what comes from this.

Here are some of the highlights of what I found.

I am a super sensual sexual being who represses those desires with food and chocolate specifically.

I am a channel for the Goddess of Death and Rebirth. It is within that void of the 8th gate that we are able to rest and be whole before returning to life.

I am a sorceress might and wild.

I am an oracle who guides and watches over the energy of world.

I pursue relationships with unavailable partners so that I have a socially acceptable reason to be independent, selfish, and sovereign.

I’ve been on a path of sovereignty for quite some time, not realizing that that was what I desired. I’ve come to find that as a black woman there is so much tied up to relationship status, success, tropes, archetypes, work, home…everything. Finding my role as a guide through change, death, rest, and rebirth feels overwhelming at times. When so much is always focused on the light it can be daunting to bring up the dark. It’s there though and never fades. So just as I am here and cannot be forgotten or ignored neither can the shadow. The shadow I have found serves as a gateway to become whole unto myself. To accept all that resides within me both from that which I’ve inherited and which I will leave in this space when I leave.

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What we have inherited as children from some lineage, family’s, races, nations, continents, planet, cosmos, and spirits when explored reveal drives and events that effect us on many levels. In May we will discuss and explore all things related to how our ancestors affect our being both spiritually and practically today. We will start with how to connect with our ancestors through ritual and meditation. Then we will discuss lineage in relation to emotional inheritance and how we can create a lineage of love to leave to those who come after us. Next, there’s nothing as significant to our connection to family or culture than how food figures into our traditions and celebrations. Here I’ll share a family recipe with you all while I review the connection between food and family. Finally, we will look at how our ancestors can be honored in our home through altars and ritual. It is wise to know where you come from so you can know where you would like to go but it is a delicate balance that must be achieved so that you do not end up repeating family patterns which do not serve you. May will bring us a time of recognition of our past in order to design our future. A chance to break bonds and create our own paths. May will be a time to acknowledge where we have come from so that we are able to build our own kingdoms and become sovereign unto ourselves.

With love,

-Rose