Ankh (Life), Udja (Prosperity), Seneb (Wellness) Wildflowers!
The energy of April's full moon is upon us! On Friday, April 19th, 2019 the moon will appear as its most glorious and grandiose in the sign of Libra. As is the case with all full moons, we're encouraged to take a moment to meditate and reflect on what is being highlighted amongst the darkness. Represented by the scales of balance, the sign of Libra is all about relationships. How are you relating to, and with, your tribe? Your partner? More importantly, how are you relating to yourself?
I Am My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper
To become a pillar in a village, one must first discover their tribe. We have family which by default are considered to be the tribe we’re born into, but as we evolve, their type of love & support may not be sufficient. As we grow through the different phases of school friends, neighborhood friends, college &/or work etc etc. we begin to explore this myriad of personalities for a hint of recognition, a spark of familiarity. Throughout this period of discovery, we are essentially learning and revealing who we really are as individuals. This is the energy of Libra-the balancing act of revealing the individual self, while finding the allure and connection of belonging to something greater. If we use this full moon to meditate on the phrase, “I am my brother’s/sister’s keeper”, break it down into three parts:
I Am My Brother’s/ Sister’s Keeper…
I Am My Brother/ Sister…
Journal your thoughts and If you feel so inclined, share them with me in the comments.
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." ~Coretta Scott King
This month, one of the pillars of my community has cast all her fears aside and turned one of her most personal and challenging times into a testimony of faith. Having endured years of pain from fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts, she was told that there was a less than 1%chance she would ever conceive a child. Last month she and her husband celebrated their miracle child’s 3rd birthday! Her story ended up having a fairytale ending, but what about the women (& couples) still in the midst of their own personal legends? There was only one thing she could think to do in order to reach the masses. During the National Infertility Awareness Week, my sister, friend, and fellow warrior goddess, Diona Murray founded the first annual Philadelphia Infertility Empowerment Conference. The first of its kind in our city of Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection, she collaborated with top medical professionals, and natural healers to create a week full of intimate conversations, activities, education and support for women, their partners and loved ones. She did this to not only share her story, but also to design a series of safe spaces to encourage others to share their stories as well. Issues of infertility affect 1 out of every 8 women. Awareness and empowerment are just a few of the essential pieces necessary when building a village of support. No one should have to suffer alone.
Visit barrenfruit.com for more details and to see the full line up. Register to join me on Thursday 4/25 for (SELF) LOVE SUPREME: Breathwork, Meditation, Womb Yoga & African Dance. A workshop to connect us to the sacredness of our womb and the power of our femininity!
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”~African Proverb
Images #1 & #3 from the series: The Harlem Postcard Exhibit http://www.studiomusem.org