So many times we say things about ourselves that are so demeaning, and we wonder why things are so unfavourable for us. We put negative energy in the world to multiply and follow us. Even if it’s a joke; the words are still released in the same way. It’s one of the reasons you are to blame for your misfortunes. Be kind to yourself; praise yourself for all the things you have accomplished. You are terrific, and it is time you realise the impact your presence has on the universe.
The negative energy also applies when you say things about others as well. These words may be rooted in a place of jealousy, self-disappointment, anger, conditioning, etc. Everyone goes through their insecurities, and it never helps when you say (hear) something horrible about someone else (yourself) even if it’s a joke. I was talking to someone, and they said that they get bullied on their looks, and it was meant to be a joke. They said they were used to it and I had to remind them that it was not okay even if it was normalised.
Be kind to others; they are as valuable to the universe as you are, and their impact does shape the world as you know it. Words are so powerful that they can uplift or break a person down, which can change the course of their lives in the future. Words are misused so frequently cause we never take the time to understand its origins and potential impact. Challenge yourself to spread positivity with your power for you are powerful creatures.
You are gifted with so many talents, it’s time you are believing in that power so that you can do the things you were destined to do! It’s your time, the universe is waiting for you to unleash all that amazingness.
Shout out to all the melanated inventors spanning from creation to present. Your creativity and perseverance has brought us to new comforts in life. Although, some ideas were stolen or downplayed, we, your descendants appreciate your contributions because we know the truth, your truth and the level of evil which exist in the world. As technology grows, we get to know more about your works in detail. Thank you for your existence!
Beatus Manifestationes, Nomadic Mind Wanderer. (Sapientia et Denuo)
Have you ever wondered why certain words are spelt or pronounced the way they are even though it doesn’t seem logical? I was often confused as well until I stumbled on a lecture about etymology. Etymology is the study of the origin of words and how their meanings have changed throughout history.
I found this fascinating as it was revealed to me that English is a mix of other languages with “English pronunciations” and these words are rooted in primarily Greek and Latin words, and these Greek and Latin words were probably rooted in some ancient language and the cycle continues. Every time I found a word, I would search; at times it was clear, but other times I was sent down the rabbit hole to find the “original” meaning.
One word that had me more aware than ever was the word “spelling.” When I did my research, I saw lots of videos that said that this word is rooted in the word spells. When words are said negatively, it can purposefully put a curse on someone. This thought brought me back to the phrase “self-fulfilling prophesy”; you repeat something terrible about yourself, and ultimately, it becomes real. On the flip side, when words are said positively, one can essentially bless themselves and attract opportunities. This ties in with the “law of attraction” and “putting things out in the universe” which are quite popular recently. Therefore, when you say “I am…”, you are bringing blessings to yourself and attracting opportunities.
We know what is best for us. Why are allowing outsiders to tell us how to express ourselves, learn, speak, dress, etc? Let’s reclaim that power to be our truest self for we are everything great under the sun!
I committed myself to having a monthly “day of creativity”. A day where I would disconnect all devices, be in tuned with nature and release all the words that have been forcefully oppressed. I didn’t know what day I would choose; I thought about the same day each month, but that felt too predictable, and unlike me so I decided to let my body tell me when it was time. Many times I ignored my intuition and regretted it, so now I’m all for listening.
I had booked my birthday off intending to take a trip because I don’t work on my birthday anymore (a story for a future blog). I had the day off, and I had nothing planned because I couldn’t decide on anything and I couldn’t commit an extended trip because I had a workshop the following day. The first option was to do a day trip to somewhere in the UK but there wasn’t anything that stood out enough for me to have the tourist experience plus I didn’t give myself time to research places.
Then it came to me that I should use my birthday as the day to disconnect from the interweb to brew those creative juices. It would coincide with the year 2029 and a full moon. It was indeed a great time to reconnect with ones’ self.
We need to call others out when they have done us wrong. It doesn’t have to be done in a boisterous way; however, when it’s done, the power that is accompanied with these words should change their lives forever. We need to let others know it’s not okay to disregard our existence to fulfil their daily intake of misery.
For us to create the magic we were destined to accomplish, we need to support every other genuinely. There are so many ways we can do support each other; from purchasing from businesses to saying uplifting words. Let’s do our part to make the tribe better.
At the beginning of the year, I made a vow that I would take the time to “go off the grid” to reset and realign focus on the things that are important to me. I heard of this idea when I went to a workshop last year. “It sparked creativity,” she said, and it was able to propel her in the personal and professional aspects of her life. I felt I needed to do that because I haven’t been able to write a poem in ages, and I felt shattered. All I was doing was writing for the blog, and I wanted to go back to the point where I was a creative on all levels. I did try “trials and error” days where I disconnected for a few hours, and I felt the difference. So this time I would do an entire day.
I turned off my computer, my phone and all other electronic devices (aside from my fridge). This was hard as I live in a(n) flat (apartment) that is electric. After I switched off everything, I could already feel the difference. My body was free from the electromagnetic wave, and I could begin the process of reflective and intentive meditation. I opened the windows, closed my eyes and allowed my sensory experience to commence.
It was so refreshing to consume so much of what nature had to offer. This left my brain so clear that the words were ready to be put down on paper. I would write and let the words flow; when I read it, it was as if these words were handpicked to be shared. I alternated between meditating and writing; I also created tasks for myself with deadlines and made affirmations to be said daily. After this day, I decided to make this at least a monthly thing. You should try this for it will change your life!
“I am” are the two most powerful words; however, it is misused so often. We use words to demean ourselves and others for we have been conditioned to believe that it is okay. FYI, IT. IS. NOT. OKAY!! We are amazing and thus should speak words to reflect this truth. I am magical; I am greatness; I am powerful…(and the list goes on.)
If my blog were a baby, she would be at the point where she is more aware of her surroundings. She would try to talk, producing sounds unfamiliar to me, and mimic everything I do. We would both have that love and trust surrounded by unlimited happiness.
Six months ago, I decided to be brave enough to publish my first post publically and chose to keep the consistency. It was such a nerve-wracking experience as I was scared of the rejections I would face when I made myself vulnerable by sharing my inner thoughts to people other than my close friends.
I’m glad I took that jump for I no longer wanted to live in regret. I get such joy from writing, and the words flow so smoothly. I love the challenge I get from pushing myself to be more creative. I learn so much from others who share their stories with me after reading my blogs.
I thank all those who read my blogs and share your feedback and encouragement. It is a rewarding experience as I grow and expand. I urge you to share with others who you think would appreciate the content. I want to inspire as many people possible to reach their potential and stay on the path to be their best self!!
After finding the time to fiddle around with my settings, I’m happy to say that you don’t need to have a wordpress account to comment on the posts. Since you are not signed up/ logged in, all comments would be anonymous! Thanks to everyone who read the posts and continuously encourage me. You are the real MVPs! It is appreciated and I will continue to put out content. I’ve followed one of my dreams, hope you are doing the same!
It’s always a sad day when you have to say goodbye to someone in this physical space. We take comfort in the fact that life is a cycle so with every existence there is a beginning and an end. Here’s to all the melanated heroes who have transitioned and transcended. Your legacies will remain with us always; as we can’t advance our greatness with appreciating your contributions.
Eternal respect goes out to Maya Angelou for embodying her wisdom in her poem “Still I Rise” This poem is the testament for all melanated people around the world who keep thriving regardless of all the discrimination we face. Cheers to you and your ability to keep going, WE. GOT. THIS!!!
Our Hair, in all its amazingness, goes against gravity. It is diverse in nature and such can be adapted to suit a number of styles. Love the curliness cause your hair represents strength in unity (that’s why it’s it’s hard to detangle at times).
As part of my theme this year, I wanted to push myself towards writing more poetry. I convinced my friend that we should do a writing challenge; we would alternate picking themes for the month, write at least three poems and send them as voice notes or messages to each other. My friend agreed, and we went on our 2020 journey. The theme for January was “Having the Strength to Let Go,” decided by yours truly!
At the end of January; we exchanged and listened/read. I was in awe by our creativity and amazingness. I would say I’m a good poet, but my friend is an amazingly creative being. Every time I read her poems, I’m intrigued by her use of words to convey her emotion! She is truly my poetry twin aside from being one of my closest friends! We continue to inspire and motive each other when it comes to writing, and without her motivation, I wouldn’t be able to share this poem:
For the Love of Happiness
She wakes up, and I bleed I don’t understand why she allows me to do this She forces herself to wake up to succumb to the mental enslavement, wake up to repeat the same tasks as yesterday in the name of a job Brain says she needs this entrapment for survival, but I disagree For all the times we have argued, this has been the worst; a body divided, a dream destroyed I feel weaker each day; Heart cracks and the butterflies which once occupied the stomach turned into shards wounding her from the inside. I was on the attack to gain as many supports to defeat Brain He thought it was a good thing for one reason; it was a job, and that job was the reason we were able to live It was a valid point, but it was just one. That point reiterated as if it was the only job for her I sensed that this reason was laced with fear, for whenever I spoke about the topic, I felt attacked. I persisted. I fought. I won. I fought logic with logic. I offered solutions, and it was agreed upon. I got to be happy again, Brain felt a new form of security, and she was able to move on from a place she outgrew months ago.
The Theme for February is “The Comeback,” if you want to join us!
Our melanated tribe continues to defy the effects of ageing. I mean; look at Miss Cicely Tyson, our reigning queen of #BDCA, and all the other amazing melanated humans who radiate the world with their beauty. This amazing trait is due to having long telomeres.
Telomeres are sequences found at the end of chromosomes; they prevent chromosome deterioration, and the fusion with other chromosomes. Studies have shown that they have been linked to ageing and diseases (long telomeres=good, and we got that!!).
Sun-kissed: Melanated people literally need the sun to survive! Like plants, we are able to absorb sunlight for various biochemical reactions in the body. So ensure you get your daily dosage to maintain your awesomeness!