Walking our personal Truth

“If I diminish you, I diminish myself”  Rev.Desmond M. Tutu

The Clan Mother of the eleventh Moon cycle is Walks Tall Woman who teaches us how to walk our talk. The Guardian of all forms of Inner Strength is connected to the color white  which assists us with our power of magnetism and proper use of our will and authority. Walks Tall Woman shows the children of the Earth how to lead through example instead of insisting that others follow the leader. As we focus on walking our personal truth, we pursue our goals and accomplishments with self esteem rather than self importance. Reputation is based upon integrity and inner knowing…NOT on the opinions of others.

November’s Clan mother is the Guardian of Leadership and the Keeper of New Pathways.

Now more than ever we must revisit the importance of innovation such that we do not  destroy the traditions of the past but rather add new Truths to those Traditions, giving the ancient ways of our Ancestors…new growth potential. Walks Tall Woman is also the

Mother of Perserverance and Stamina.  In this season of fear and uncertainty it is crucial to properly identify the bullseye of our destiny and walk toward it in balance and flexibility.

A mind riddled with half truths and negativity obstructs rather than allows others to find and follow their paths. With truth in our hearts like Creed…we make the greatest strides…one step, one punch…one round at the time.

Although Canada is still there…where in our souls can we really run or hide?? What is your personal Truth? Compelled to dance with a whip and sword in the winds of change with the Goddess Oya recently in abule Oyotunji…we grieve the death of many eras in our current reality. However, with every death there is always rebirth.! Question is… what is the health of our pregnancy…the seeds planted deep within for germination through this winter??? For most of this nine year we have asked many…”Where are your gardens growing?” Not just food for our physical bodies…but most importantly what are the sustainable seeds in our hearts, minds and souls that have the most growth potential for the forward progression through the unprecendented changes ahead?

As always we cling to the forces of Nature and the Sanctuary of our sacred sovereignty within and without. We are deeply grateful for the Love, support and continued vision of our Kindred and Tribal Alliances. We have been deeply empowered and encouraged by the recent gathering of 4 Tribes 4 Peace.  The connection of souls there called  to Lead in this time, strengthened our resolve to build the strong foundations of Unified Bridges supported by our diversity.

As we move into Winter in America and head toward toward the new beginnings coming in 2017…there are no casual or careless decisions, choices, roads. Choosing our finest words, knowing when to speak and when not to…are among the basic protocals and wisdom that  of structural support to iwa pele…good character. May Love lead the way and inner peace guide us into sustainable exchanges and collective resources…In order to have strong allies, we must first learn to BE one.

Walks Tall Woman inspires us to meet the challenges Head On being willing to drop all fear…Fear is the mind Killer that opposes our ability to Take Action. Talk is cheap…most definitely the chatter of the “what ifs” rippling through the shock waves of where a Trump Presidency will take us.? Crowns on…no tilt, Walk THE talk fully embodying the authenticity of our personal Truth.

Peace in our time!

 

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Choose Now…the perishable or non perishable aisle…

“Immanent value is literally embodied. We know it in our physical beings.

To be Free, we must be able to sustain our lives, our culture; the society we must create must meet our needs, and we must see it extending into the future. What we value, we tend and preserve.” Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority and Mystery, Starhawk 1987

Choose Now…before its too late? To be pushed to  the edge, is to know in an instant whether you are ready to fall… or fly. The Deciding moment of time, out of time? As we wane to the darkness of the moon cycle and into the final HEAT of the “election”, selection…determination…that may or may not in fact continue to “deter” a Nation.

Where is your Tribe? near or Far? What do you Value? Will you tend your fires as you tend your Life? Endlessly, in a scramble for kindling or lighter wood? Time to inventory the resources, seek and find your Allies…

In order to have good Allies…we must first Learn to be one! Never leave our burdens at the door of another…and be careful only to receive with Grace burdens at your own door. To find Peace , we must begin in the mirror and SHINE out!…

Keep it Real, Stay Humble….adorn thy vessel with herbs and healing cloth and garments. Keep oils of Jasmine, opium, amber, frankensense, rose….lavendar, rosemary for time in need of prayer. Move from what you believe to what you know aout putting on the whole armour of God/dess…yournumber one star Player or Superpower…we are in the Truth or Dare Time of our Lifetimes!

Bless our comings and our goings, our feet, roads, hands head…earthly in alignment to our heavenly head…Open Awaken the third eye, with the blessings of Ra daily…

Send your Angels and ancestors out before you…Loudly,,,that your success may be assured in all the Realms! Be observant of the weeds growing in the garden of your Soul. Guard and protect the Sacredness of Being. Stay awoke and aware…

Dare to be Bold in creativity…in addressing the needs of the new villages. What is the most valuable of medicines from our time to pass forward???? to the Future???

Waste not, want not? Where are your gardens growing? And who are you growing your gardens with? “Be ye not deceived of wolves in sheeps clothing”. Reach back into the Ancient oracles that gave birth to our origins…

Be accountable and hold others accountable. My Grandma was Quick to tell you…”If you don’t have nothing good to say, don’t say nothing at all.” So in the days ahead actions speak louder than words…

To our end…we are slowly moving toward Open registration for the 2017 Study Intensive Training and Rites of Passage. In the wisdom of the Clan Mothers and In Search of Agbasankso:Elders with Integrity. Currently visioned as a little more than a year and a day or moon initation into the power of the Sacred as shared through the teachings of many mothers and grandmothers from all times, cultures and trevails! The secrets of their medicine pouches and the disciple to bring to balance internal and external harmony.

Many are the olders and not quite done with their 40s soldiers, that are still healing from Life’s beating up to this point…the entranceway toward the seat of the Elder… is the part of the search on the journey of Truth where self sabotage is no longer an option….we become accountable to our higher authority in the many forms of ourselves…past, present and future!

We surrender the lies we have been told,continue to tell ourselves and others about anything but the Truth. It doesn’t count because there are fragments of Truth spashed in it. There’s just no time for [laying with the toys in the gutter. Time to part ways with self sabotaging behavior. Recognize it, give your self and close relations permission to call you on it whenever that slip goes to hanging on our character, intention, integrity or self respect.

Respect is defined by the way we walk it….! Coming back from the stillness beyond the wheelchair…we are graced with movement triumphantly by the ground force of energy …

all thosed that have walked Dauntlessly and unapolegetically the Divine as fully expressed in our Being before, for centuries and even unto the beginning of time and space…

 

“Breathe deep

Feel the Pain

where it lives deep in us

for we live, still,

in the raw wounds and pain is

salt in us,

burning.

Flush it out, Let the pain become a sound

a living river on the breath

Raise your voice. Cry Out.

Scream. Wail. Keen and MOurn

for the dismembering of the world.

 

Again*Starhawk, Truth or Dare* tricks are for Kids.

 

Weaves the Web, working with the Truth

Upon the entrance of the tenth moon cycle of October, we rose to meet the Guardian of the Creactive force in all things. By creating beauty and truth in tangible forms…we show our willingness to be of service to All Our Relations. This Clan Mother is the Keeper of the Lifeforce within us to create and maintain good health, to manifest our Dreams…accessing our Greatest spiritual potential.

In the power of wise motherhood, she shows us When to destroy limitations and create anew…NOW is such a time! As the Keeper of the Survival instinct…we turn to her when we are afraid of failure or are lacking self expression. As we embrace deeper relationship with the Clan Chiefs of Air, Water, Fire and Earth, our creative spark is activated!

In this cycle we are putting to the test our WEAVER skills. We must give great care to the Web of our experiences that we weave.

Woven with greed, too tightly…we set a trap of self sabotage. A web woven too loosely, without much care or attention…lacks strength, durability or sustainability. The webs that are being built from Fear…will atract the Lessons needed to overcome that fear.

The web woven with Love, creativity and the desire  to share abundance…will endure until the Dream is Fulfilled. Are we ready to Live the Dream…Jonathan Santos sings to keep us connected to the Truth we are working with.

4 Tribes 4 Peace was a gathering of great beauty. In its infancy and birth, our hearts have woven many amazing revelations to keep and as many “skills” that we will strive to do differently on the next go round. The blessings of Peace and Love given so generously by All are deeply re-membered in the belly of our gratitude. The collaborations, connections and elevations of thoughts and actions…ASSURE us that destiny in fact has been served.

In this time of Great insecurity in the world, we must we a winter of security. What does that mean for you??? Do you need Love, help and support to sustain you? Is your Vision clear. Whether President Clinton or President Trump…where are your gardens growing and as your harvest returns to seed for the winter, what do you most look forward to in Spring? What skills and tools are needed to complete the task at hand?

We rest in the power of the poem offered by Jamie Sams, 13 Original Clan Mothers

Gossamer threads of life hold me,

Perched between earth and Sky.

Weaving the web, Dreaming the Dream,

Through two worlds I will fly.

With you as my muse, Mother,

I create the substance of Dreams

Allowing the artist within me

To fashion my life with esteem

I mold the clay of experience

Into a sacred Medicine Bowl,

Capturing the essence of living

As it sings deep in my soul.

Your secrets of creation, Mother

Have taught me when to destroy

The chains that have bound me,

Limiting the expression of my Joy.

You have taught me how to labor,

Giving Birth to the visions within,

Setting them free like silver arrows,

Kindling the fire of Creation again.

My Beloved Kindred and Village Bridgebuilders…

Fireflies

She never had seen a firefly

And she was nearly nine!

Just fancy, tucking a child in bed

Before the Fireflies shine

Summer after Summer

Till one is nearly nine!

 

Now if she had missed the Faeries

You perhaps might understand,

For Faeries are quite exclusive–

A shy and timid band,

But Fireflies glow Like stardust

Over all the meadow land.

 

I wakened her from slumber

and led her down the hill,

The grass was wet with dewdrops

And everything was still,

When suddenly all through the Glen

We saw the darkness fill.

 

“Oh see, they’re at a party!”

Excitedly she spoke:

“I never dreamed that there could be

So many Firefly Folk.

It’s like the sky turned upside down–

And can’t you smell the smoke!”

 

What would you give to be nearly nine

And to fare abroad some night

Into a world of magic

Lit by firefly Light,

Wouldn’t you forfeit your grown up world

For that thrill of sheer delight? by Kenneth B. Webb

 

Just the other day on the road to the Vermont Art of Mentoring I heard the voice of an aquaintance say “Remember that the village…is a map of Relations…not a place!”

This struck a chord deep in the Soul of our prayers for the upcoming 4 Tribes 4 Peaace Fall Festival. The vision for this event was conceived in this humble idea. For many that witness and continue to be a bit amazed at our travel into many tribes, relations and Kindred camps gives birth to the vision of co-creating the Enchanted Encampment of Unity through Diversity.

While many are “interested” in the call…few are chosen to the Collective Destiny of embodying Peace in our World…NOW. Recognizing that the harvest is plenty and the workers are few…WE are humbly asking each of you to consider your place in the missions ahead. Winter IS coming!

Those of us called to be the movers, shakers and co-creators of a more beautiful world than our current headlines reflect, will make A way out of no way to come together, joining hearts and hands to be the Bridgebuilders for all the villages of tomorrow…and unto the next seven generations! Those of us swimming in the abyss of sacriffices from 7 generations before us… are COMPELLED by a spiritual force we cannot resist to continue to Stand strong and equal to the task.

Now that the Earlybird registration is closed and repeated attempts have been made to give away FREE registrations, we shall TRULY witness those that stand ready to LiVE their Dream..our Dream.

While promotions will continue to inform you of the gifted, skilled, intuitive and powerful presenters, performers, activists, healers and custodians of indigenous cultures coming forward…little has been said of the deeper cohesive tools of transformation being offered. As many are lost in the illusions of the matrix reality filled with fear and confusion…the awakened are shifting into positions of Grace and Leadership.

We recognize that the upgrades required for more personal evolution are now rewiring our ability to maintain a healthy relationship with ourselves.  Nature forges Authenticity… Strength within IS strength without. This is the GOOD message and medicine of and for the people that will serve us all through some very challengeing transitions in/on Mother Earth in the coming days. Why 4 Tribes 4 Peace and Why now??? Culture is connection and connection is Kindred.  In order to have great ALLIES…we must first learn to be ONE!

The Mission;     should you choose to accept it,

is to meet many of our Kindred, old friends and new at the intersection of Cultural Restoration and Redesign. If indeed we are the changemakers and the ONES we have been waiting for…Wait no longer! Step on board the Underground Railroad to the better world we know and believe is possible. We must unpack the old baggage of hurt, pain, hate and woundedness. We should consider with candor repacking what we really need and desire for traveling the roads and days ahead.

The opportunity to step into Nature, Love, Peace and Kindred is at hand! As we arrive at the Westgate of the Fall Equinox, you are invited to remember, reconnect and CELEBRATE Unity through Diversity. To tell you that you will see, feel and experience a Truth you you have never known, may sound like a pitch! Move Forward in Curiosity and Love the Rewards are Infinite.

Your place at the table awaits you!

 

Fully Awake, Living each Day as if….

it were YOUR Last! These words of wisdom from my maternal Grandmother continue to guide my footsteps through these Turbulent and transitional times. Amazing that this advice was offered to me before I became a student in the school of life and have become the basis of TRUTH that sets me Free from here to my last breath…!

It is the perspective that neither the “sickest nor the oldest” are the closest to the grave. Now sad to say…Don’t we know how TRUE this is!

Far beyond the notion that where we Are… is greater than where we are Going? the idea of Rebirthing into the next dimension serves as inspiration to GET the Lessons while consciously Evolving amidst the pain and suffering in this world. To that end….we are offering the 4 Tribes 4 Peace Fall Festival on the Equinox in Cherokee Farms, Lafayette, Ga.

While we have resisted this mission in our destiny for at least the last two decades,  the season has come where we  must embrace the FULLY Awakened state of reality and continue to Grow Love, Give Love…open to more Love and  avoid the land of denial, diluted truth…straight out deception, illusion or just our version of the Truth.

As we are now about TWO Moons away from the opening of this event…it seems imperative to sharpen the colors and details of this movement beyond…

Do YOU want to come? pay online? or pay at the Gate???

When we Choose to Live more Awake and conscious each day, with NO assumption that tomorrow is promised to us, we adjust our Standards, codes of conduct and the power of sustainable choices, rather than instant gratification. We recognize that to “whom much is given, much is required”. In each moment we have an ocean of gratitude for the MUCH in our life and destiny path.  To be blessed with Kindred that can not only SEE, but embrace the vision and consider it NOT robbery to lend their time, energy and skills to the mission is something we never take for granted. It is from this core TRUTH that our Tribal Alliance was born, our worktrade and vendors agreements have their life’s breath!

The 4 Tribes 4 Peace Tribal Alliance is an effort for EVERYone to have the VIP status if they choose! This alliance speaks to groups and organizations that benefit not only from being present but more importantly , stand to benefit by NETWORKing , building Stronger ropes of relationship and Kindred with those that were unaware of their existence or missions apart from placing an ad in our commemorative booklet ! Recent promotions have recommended collaborations between friends, groups or Kindred that want 2 things….

  1. to be a PRESENCE in the the movement of Unity through Diversity…

2.  that want to be acknowledged by Kindred and the collective community for bringing something to the table of that movement!

For those looking for the MOST economical way to attend…it doesn’t get any better than OUR Earlybird registration right now. This is as LOW as the reductions in gate prices will go, unless YOU are saavy enough to WIN free access passes by posting comments to the 4T4P video offerings from our sangomakindred You Tube channel! What could be better than Free?

Recently, we were able to customize a Tribal Alliance membership to fit the needs of one of our Kindred in Tennessee…that was attracted to the  50% savings on the Yellow feather membership until the end of July! We would LOVE more than ever to make that TRUE for ALL of the 60+ persons that have the intention of going…as well as many of the now 500+ persons interested in going?

Fact is…you can LEAD a horse to water but you cannot make them drink? By the end of July and August…when these bottom basement prices no longer exist…we will remain dedicated to the level of integrity that honors the agreements that we have made to performers, presenters and our ANCESTORS! Therefore, as registration for the event increases as of Labor…it won’t be as much about making $$$ as it it always about our Word is our Bond!!!!

We have encouraged those that seek clarity on How to get the most bang for their buck, a customized package, or the deepest experience possible…

to write to us at the website or either of the Fb communities!

Opportunity Knocks…and Living each day to the Fullest is best achieved by taking advantage of Every opportunity to fulfill more of our destiny today than we did yesterday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teetering at the Tipping Point

Storyteller is the Clan Mother of this lunation encompassing the changing of the Guardians from Spring to Summer, the Strawberry Full Moon in Sagitarrius as the Sun enters the sign and season of Cancer, Mothering…nuturing and tending our Gardens!

Beloved Kindred…where is the tipping point for you. That Sacred resolution of making a different decision…choosing another path?

Somehow the ancestors coming into this year, anticipating the Global awakening…placed a mission on our heart to enter into how we honor and maintain agreements moving forward. The tipping point began a wicked tap dance on the floor of our Soul…screaming from Earth, Wind and Fire’s Fan the Flame….!

This sixth cycle of Truth is guarded by Storyteller, who through the rising Tsunami of Candor/ Truth is teaching us HOW to speak from our hearts, choosing our finest words or silence and greater listening of the heart. This is a gift of grace and abundance that guide us through the illusionary forests of confusion…largely of our own creation?

Through such sharp opposition and contrast we can see the Full swing of the pendulum swing …the polarity of continuing divides,..

seeds planted from  seasons past. Storyteller teaches us how to dispel our fears with humor and how to balance the Sacred with irreverance. Still learning that whatever we resist…persists. Sroryteller uses the gifts of wisdom presented by the Ancient Ones, now in spirit, to present Truths that have helped our ancestors come through some perilous times. What part of our pasts transforms us and like the shedding of our skins…how do we transmute  the pain, trauma and remaining triggers into the healing necessary for the strength of our emerging leadership coming in the next seven generations.

We are called to draw on the Medicine of Heyokah to remind us that ” Our best friend is our worst enemy and we are our best friend”. We are finally arriving and evolving to a place in time where NONE of the Bullshit holds up. Not Ours or anybosy else’s. From the Grand Cross of celestial beings in our Uni verse…Pinnocio can no longer hold the weight of the Lies.

We are Now in various states of awakening…the mundane, ordinary and ridiculous lies constantly in our face as reality perpetrated from the machine world

“Mass corporate media is built and maintained to lead and direct the masses”!

Empower your third eye and intuitive skills to move like Superman with x ray vision…don’t miss the obvious transparency. Those that live in the cool ignorance of their own Soul’s neglect simply have blinders on.

Acceptance of the Truth asks us to consider Reality void of distraction. Stay sacredly loyal to your MUSES and time with Nature….The dance of possibility in the Imagi NATION.

Consider the facts major to your wellness and sense of security…things you would rather not wait until the last possible moment in time where forethought and preparation could have served you well?

We are called to witness without adding our unwanted advice, criticism, judgement or projections of self righteousness. The Art of Speaking the Truth has become popular among conscious evolutionaries. Each day, more Lights take Candor and Truth out for a test drive…hoping not to be shun or rejected by those that feel differently or have not yet expanded personal viewpoints to inmclude and embrace the wholeness and diversity our our collective destiny? Navigate our way out of the induced fear to find and establish Safe , loving zones of authenticity.

As we GET Real, Humble and in the discomforts of vulnerabiluty with ourselves and each other…we are harnessing/ developing the ability to create new paths for learning, teaching and sharing. What is your lane, and what agreements  did you make with the forces of Divine destiny before entering your MOther’s womb or the Earth? What’s your current plan for completing the mission….?

Incoming news on two fronts…

1. there are others, we are NOT alone!

2…Everybody’s not going to make it…Some are self destructing right before our Eyes!?

3…lipservice to social justice, rules of engagement….good intentions, have died on the wheel in the hamster cage…The Door IS Still Open…

We ARE the Ones we have been waiting for …as we become masters over little we become rulers over much. Remember that the BELL IS RINGing Loudest in our own backyards…the ears don’t pass the head…from the proverbs of Africans…

and like Igbin, the snail…Be Slow but sure!

Moving your personal power and connection at the NEXT level requires:

Balance, everything in moderation…avoid extreme polarities.

Ritual Selfcare for purposes of alignment and recharge.

Follow all Truth as it is revealed, without judgement and a glad heart that you have been put wise by your Holy Mothers and Fathers in the Heavens!

and our ancestors rejoice! Kindred Love,

Sangoma

Keep watch for :

SangomaKindred Youtube channels updates…the 811 on trends, vibes and movements of the Tribes, their Elders and Youngers.

http://www.kindredofsangoma.org…updates for Blogs and Blogtalk radio, website shoutouts

Color posters, promotional cards…boots all up in the groundswell of conversations about greeting each other in PEACE with celebrations of All our Unity in Diversity. A Bountiful time of Food, Cultures and the Spirit of the People attending….

Video messages through FB community pages with Fatty discounts, group/kindred packages through the Tribal Alliance built to give ALL the most bang for their buck!

Keep it Real, Keep it Sacred…

 

 

 

 

 

To Our Beloved Kindred…

in times and seasons such as these. Into the Beltane, crossquarter between spring and summer we go !  Our winter’s rest is truly over. Opportunities abound and in many ways demand our attention. BLESSED are the roads and choices ahead, at the very least worthy of strong consideration. As various parts of the mainstream reality continue to deteroriarate and revelations fuel  the masses, movements under foot?

Have prayer will travel…! Hardyville, Kentucky…home of Sweetwater Tipi! Grandmother’s Wisdom Retreat promises the sweet connection to Nature walking a labrinyth, Tea with the Crone Elspeth of the Road….and the evolution of Changing Woman Ceremony  with Sangoma!

Lots of open space in which  the tools of sacred acstivism are recharged and mastered.

This Wise women’s council honors the path of Beauty and Peace that cultivates good medicine for the people. May 5th-8th. 

Odun Oshun welcomes all keepers of the culture, artists, drummers, gardeners to take the pilgrimage to Oyotunji African Village….beaches nearby, Lowcountry sunsets and good vibes at the Kolanut Kafe!

The sacred ceremony of inipi will be poured on the edge of the Kinnection Campout in Deerfield, NC. Year Two for the immersion of the Earthskills Village into this 1500 participants, Lovers of Music in the woods!

Whose headed to  Camp Reggae for Memorial Day Weekend? $65  Earlybird registration NOW open! If you are just hearing of this sweet valley in Isabella, tenn. DO say Sangoma sent ya!

May 28th-June 5th Odun Egungun, Celebration of the Ancestors, Oyotunji African Village. The Blessings and lively , colorful masquerade brings the history of our family lineages ALIVE!

There are movements afoot and conversations continuing to be had! Keep your thisrd eye open…the revolution is NOT being televised!

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