I AM READY TO SHINE MY LIGHT: January 16-22, 2022

Have you ever been around people who don’t want you to shine your light, people more comfortable if you hide your greatness under a bushel just because the magnitude of your beauty, joy, magnificence, and truth is too much for them to contain? Fortunately, we are not here to react to someone else’s insecurities. We…

I BELIEVE THAT I CAN: January 9 -15, 2023

“In prayer, there has to be mindfulness, concentration, insight, loving-kindness, and compassion. Anger, blame, jealousy, and spite are not enough. We need the energy of mindfulness, concentration, understanding, and love to put electric current in the wire.” Thich Nhat Hanh, from The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice The ancient text says…

I SURRENDER TO A NEW YEAR GIVING WAY TO A NEW ME: January 1-8, 2023

I welcome the new year with surrender. Without resisting possibilities,I open my mind, heart and spiritto accept all of the good that the universe has in store for me.  I surrender — letting go of the old storiesthat used to contain me,I dawn a new self,knowing that all things work together for my good.  Surrender…

CLAIM THE VICTORY OF A NEW YEAR: January 1, 2023

2022 was filled with challenges, but the good news is thatthe pandemic seems to be behind us.As we reflect on losses as well as successes, we move forward into 2023with the faith of the seventh principle of Kwanzaa, Imani. May we be strengthened with the resolve of faith that withstands the test of time,realizing that…

WE SUCCEED WITH COOPERATION: December 29, 2022

May we care for ourselves through the fourth principle of Kwanzaa – Ujamaa. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): building and maintaining our businesses together. LISTEN HERE 1. Umoja: Unity – To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. 2. Kujichagulia: Self-Determination – To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. 3….

WE ARE UNITED AS ONE: December 26, 2022

If nothing else, the pandemic taught us that we are one. No matter what happens in the world, it impacts us all. We are biologically connected, mind, body, and soul. Kwanzaa begins today by uplifting Umoja, which is unity, our divine connection, and spiritual oneness. Together, we honor the black candle as representative of our…

I RELEASE THE PAST: October 3-16, 2022

I center in the powerof the image and likenessin which I am made,the love of my ancestors. My ancestors are not only my human familybut also the plants, birds and animals. In the center of inexhaustibleand infinite good,I remember who I am. I pause, and listento the meditation below.Taking 15-20 minutes at least once a…

BREATHE IN THE HEALING ENERGY OF LOVE: September 11-17, 2022

Love is the only victory that there is. I breathe, and accept that we are one. In this oneness, I accept my divine gift of realizing my good. My good shines its light in every space. My good cleans every stress, strain or shame with the breath of knowing I am love. You are love….

SELF-CARE FOR THE SOUL: Aug. 28 – Sept. 3, 2022

Let’s pause, and take a deep breath to love our souls. We go to the gym. We try to eat clean and get the right amount of sleep. We get manicures, pedicures, facials, and massages. But when do we care for the soul? When do we take time to rejuvenate the very essence of our…