Black Women Making History: Making An Impact

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It’s Women’s History Month! And this year, I’m celebrating by sharing a few dope ass women whose work I love and who I feel are doing amazing things. This week’s focus is on women, in general, who are simply doing some amazing ish (in my opinion):

Trelani Michelle tells the life stories of our elders online and with her book “Krak Teet,” and she supports girls and women in being free with her books “Women Who Ain’t Afraid to Curse When Communicating With God” and “Girls Who Ain’t Afraid to Curse When Communicating With God.” Additionally, as a writer and editor, Trelani has helped over 1,500 people showcase their personal stories through memoirs, poetry, podcasts and visual art.

Toya Moore is the founder of NProgress Consulting and Wellness OM the Go which provides lifestyle management that comes to you (with her mobile studio) including yoga, wellness coaching, nutrition education, fitness and more.

Latoya Dixon Smith is an engineer turned boudoir and wedding photographer. Clients love her relaxed approach to photography, and her top goal is to make them feel comfortable. Latoya is also the founder of Greenville Boudoir, a high-vibe, body positive  empowering boudoir studio in Greenville, SC.

Cheyenne, also known as Kamilah KaMaat, is an intuitive spiritual advisor, certified yoga instructor, intuitive doula, Kemetic reiki practitioner, certified life coach and founder of Sankofa House Savannah LLC. This “LIGHThouse of the Community” celebrates African spirituality and Native American roots, and there, she welcomes all who are on a mission to begin again by reconnecting with their true Self.

Akilah S. Richards is passionate about mindful partnerships and conscious parenting and uses audio and written mediums to amplify the ways that unschooling in particular serves as healing grounds and liberation work for Black, Indigenous/Native and People of Color Communities. She is also the author of “Raising Free People: Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work” and host of Fare of the Free Child Podcast.

Itiel McVay is the founder of Smell Good Spa which cares for humanity through the well-being of women and provides products for those who love to live good, feel good and smell good, wholesomely. Itiel’s whole self is given with each and every creation, and her heart calls for those devoted wives, loving mothers, and conscientious women committed to the practice of actually living their wholeness as well.

Are you a woman making an impact or know of one? Comment below!

Black Women Making History: Podcasters

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It’s Women’s History Month! And this year, I’m celebrating by sharing a few dope ass women whose work I love and who I feel are doing amazing things. This week’s focus is on women who have podcasts I love.

overflo podcast with Timil Jones is a nurturing spiritual wellness space for the rediscovery of your sacred Self.

Black Girl Mystic, created by L’Erin Alta, highlights Black women + femme healers, spiritual teachers + modern day mystics who are changing the world by living their soul’s calling.

In A Little Juju Podcast, Juju Bae celebrates the rapidly growing return of Black folk reclaiming their indigenous spiritual practices while creating a space for us to laugh, question and recommit ourselves to liberation through the ancestral tools given to us.

Hosted by Nicaila Matthews Okome, Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold Black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business.

With Shaping the Shift Podcast, Thea Monyee has created a pod about change and uncertainty for dreamers, creatives and folks who want to get free.

You can check out these amazing podcasts on Apple Podcasts and wherever you listen to your faves. And if you’re a Black woman with a podcast, let me know! I’d love to check it out.

 

Black Women Making History: For The Spirit

 

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It’s Women’s History Month! And this year, I’m celebrating by sharing a few dope ass women whose work I love and who I feel are doing amazing things. This week’s focus is on women who help us with our spiritual selves and lives.

Nicole Purdessy is the creator of Beautiful Bru which is committed to creating high-frequency tools to assist you in securing your sovereignty and becoming an essential part of your own magic. She assists us (myself included!) in understanding that we are the creators of our lives and destiny. Be on the lookout for new products coming to assist you in being the magic and owning your power.

Val Ashford is The Afro Buddha and a creator, writer and spiritual misfit. Val drops lots of gems on social media, and she recently re-started her Intuitive Tuesday where she pulls tarot cards for the public via her Facebook page.

Renae is Cocoa Kitten Bruja, an “advocate for empaths, shadow work and self-love.” She also creates high-vibrational art and products and offers divination through tarot and oracle cards (I highly recommend her readings).  Renae also has a new series on her YouTube, Money Mondays.

SoulScribe Omaria is a Creative SoulPreneur and Spiritual Lifestyle Consultant helping her clients take their Divine Cosmic Blueprint and natural talents to know their supreme purpose and manifest their goals. She also handcrafts custom gemstone bracelets so you look good and feel good at the same time.

“Where there is a woman there is magic.” – Ntozake Shange 

10 Affirmations for Your Crown Chakra

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Chakras refer to the wheels of energy throughout our bodies in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. There are seven main chakras that align the spine, starting at the base and through the crown of your head. Because they affect our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being, it’s important that the chakras stay open, fluid, and aligned.

Located just above the center of your head, the crown chakra relates to our higher consciousness, our divinity and our Higher Power/Self.

When your crown chakra is unbalanced/unhealed, you might experience:

  • A feeling of spiritual disconnection
  • Depression
  • A feeling of isolation or loneliness

When it’s balanced and healed, you’ll likely experience:

  • Feeling whole and complete
  • A connection with your Higher Self and Higher Power
  • Living in your purpose

Associated color: purple/violet.

Crystals to use: amethyst, clear quartz and selenite

Here are 10 affirmations you can use to heal your crown chakra:

  1. I am one with the Source of all that is.
  2. I am always Divinely connected.
  3. I am aligned with Spirit.
  4. I am the highest version of me that I can be.
  5. I am always loved and supported by Spirit.
  6. I trust that Life is always for me.
  7. I am aligned with my purpose.
  8. I allow myself to be guided by my Higher Self and Spirit.
  9. I am whole and complete.
  10. I honor the divinity within me.

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21 Affirmations for 2021

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A new year is here, making it a great time to start (or continue) being intentional about what we’re calling into our lives because as I’m sure you know (or have heard), our words have power. And although we can’t control everything that happens to/around us or even what thoughts pop into our heads, we can control the words we speak to ourselves (which is super important) and the thoughts we choose to focus on.

If you’ve been around these parts for even a little while, you know how much I love affirmations. They help me:

  • Tap into my inner peace, especially when life is overwhelming.
  • Remember who TF I am.
  • Create a more positive mindset that serves me and my life.

Since it’s the start of a new year, I wanted to share 21 affirmations you can use for more calm, harmony and self-love:

  1. I am in the flow of life.
  2. I trust the magic of divine timing.
  3. Everything is happening for me.
  4. Life is conspiring in my favor
  5. I can (and do) choose peace.
  6. I can handle life’s challenges.
  7. I am so f*cking worthy and more than enough.
  8. I remember who TF I am: amazing, talented, gifted, loveable and all-around badass.
  9. I am manifesting a beautiful life.
  10. I make my peace a priority.
  11. I prioritize myself and my needs.
  12. I love myself just as I am now.
  13. I love being authentically me.
  14. I am always loved and supported by Spirit, my ancestors and my Higher Self.
  15. I call all of my power back to me and stand in it always.
  16. I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams.
  17. Everything is always working out for me.
  18. I allow my best to be good enough every day.
  19. I take inspired action, focus on what I can control and let Spirit handle the rest.
  20. I am confident in who I am and what I offer in any scenario.
  21. I deserve to take care of me — mind, body and spirit.

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10 Affirmations For Your Third Eye Chakra

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Chakras refer to the wheels of energy throughout our bodies in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. There are seven main chakras that align the spine, starting at the base and through the crown of your head. Because they affect our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being, it’s important that the chakras stay open, fluid, and aligned.

Located in the center of your forehead, our third eye chakra relates to our sixth sense, inner knowing and intuition.

When your third eye is unbalanced/unhealed, you might experience:

  • Not trusting yourself.
  • Lack of clarity.
  • Trouble setting goals or having a vision for your future.

When it’s healed and balanced, you:

  • Have a connection with your Higher Self.
  • Listen to and trust your intuition.
  • Are in touch with your inner wisdom.

Associated color: indigo.

Crystals to use: labradorite, lapis lazuli, rainbow fluorite, sodalite, dumortierite.

Affirmations are a great way to heal and balance your chakras. Here are 10 for your third eye:

  1. I listen to and trust my intuition.
  2. I am connected to my Higher Self.
  3. I trust myself and the decisions I make.
  4. I am able to create amazing intentions for my future.
  5. All the answers I need are within me.
  6. I visualize and create my best life.
  7. I see and accept the truth for what it is.
  8. I am open to and trust my life’s purpose.
  9. My thoughts are clear.
  10. I am wise.

Have any questions about these affirmations and/or want to let me know your thoughts about this post. Comment below, or contact me here.

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Affirmation of the Week – December 13th

Here is your weekly affirmation for the week of 12/13/2020 to remind and inspire you to find calm in the chaos of your life!

This week’s focus is breathing in calm and inner peace and breathing out stress and worry. Enjoy!

10 Affirmations for Your Throat Chakra

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Chakras refer to the wheels of energy throughout our bodies in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. There are seven main chakras that align the spine, starting at the base and through the crown of your head. Because they affect our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being, it’s important that the chakras stay open, fluid, and aligned.

Located at the center of your throat, the throat chakra relates to our self-expression, communication, speaking our truth and listening.

When your throat chakra is unbalanced/unhealed, you might experience:

  • Issues with expressing yourself authentically.
  • Difficulty speaking your mind/your truth.
  • Challenges around communicating your feelings.

When it’s healed and balanced, you likely experience:

  • The ability to speak your truth with ease.
  • Expression of your authentic self.
  • The ability to listen to others.

Associated color: blue

Crystals to use: lapis lazuli, sodalite, amazonite,  aquamarine.

Affirmations are a great way to heal and balance your chakras. Here are 10 to use for your throat:

  1. I speak my truth with ease.
  2. I express myself easily and authentically.
  3. I love being my authentic self.
  4. I’m open, clear and honest when I communicate.
  5. I listen to others.
  6. It is okay for me to express my wants and needs.
  7. I use my words to create my world.
  8. I speak clearly, confidently and effectively.
  9. I live my truth.
  10. My voice matters.

Have any questions about these affirmations and/or want to let me know your thoughts about this post. Comment below, or contact me here.

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Affirmation of the Week: 12/1/2020

Here is your weekly affirmation for the week of 12/1/2020 to remind and inspire you to find calm in the chaos of your life!

This week’s focus is choosing to experience life in a calm manner. Enjoy!

10 Affirmations for Your Heart Chakra

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Chakras refer to the wheels of energy throughout our bodies in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. There are seven main chakras that align the spine, starting at the base and through the crown of your head. Because they affect our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being, it’s important that the chakras stay open, fluid, and aligned.

Located in the middle of your chest, the heart chakra relates to love of all kinds, our connection to our emotional self, forgiveness, compassion and harmony in our lives.

When your heart chakra is unbalanced/unhealed, you might experience:

  • jealousy
  • bitterness
  • being judgmental towards self and others
  • lack of self-love

When your heart chakra is healed and balanced, you’ll experience:

  • love of self and others
  • self-compassion
  • joy
  • gratitude

Associated color: green.

Crystals to use: rose quartz, green aventurine, jade, emerald, malachite

Affirmations are one way to heal and balance your chakras. Here are 10 for your heart:

  1. My heart is open to receive love of all kinds.
  2. I love myself fully, deeply and unconditionally.
  3. I am worthy of love.
  4. I show love to myself and others.
  5. I choose to forgive myself.
  6. My heart is open.
  7. I love and accept myself just as I am.
  8. I am grateful for all I have.
  9. My heart overflows with joy.
  10. I choose love over fear.

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