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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The Chariot Left Behind

“Why don’t you swing down sweet Chariot stop 

and let me ride…!Swing down sweing Chariot stop and let me ride.

Rock me now, rock me now slow and easy…I got a home on the other side”

Nine went out with a bang….and into the ONE is a whole other flight. The planertary alignment of Moon, eclipse fills the Cosmic Airport with last minute cancellations and new issue on boarding passes. This reflection is shared in a New York state of Mind…Like roots beneath Jamaica Hospital in QUEENS callling back my soul to RE member! The matrix RELOADED for real…like crossing the George Washington Bridge down into an under pass that would snatch the navigator lady right out of her signal. Like a sea of cars, 18 wheelers, cycles cabs and pedestrians …Everywhere! Into Harlem from Buffalo, NY…drained beyond measure. We have never driven anywhere in this city, not to mention a decade or more absence from Harlem. We give thanks…pamic is no longer an option.

Yet, that Blessed Assurance that my grandmothers would sing, that we are divinely led on our missions…and will, from time to time become very tired. Baba mi Obatala soro…”you will never give up your mission”.

The thunder rolled out on Elegba’s day before my earth day…the end of February in the season of Olokun. HE Iya Baba Oni Songo rang my phone in a level of hysteria that quickly informed my heart that Baba Omolade had joined the ancestors. In the early morning hours of Oya’s day we were awakened by LOUD knocking oin the side of the house.Auntie Lulu, My husband’s family from next door was getting me to the phone for an emergency call????  Mr. John Denee, my cousin Mark’s boss brought the news my heart already knew would be true. This mysterious sudden departure from the Earth School, by way of Mark beong Josephine’s other grandchild would catapult me North…to re-member.

It wasn’t until we were “landed” in Sako’s “Nice and Nsaughty spoken word slam” that our soul began to perceive what back doors to life’s realities would swing open? More than we could share in this heartspace…Niagara Falls, The African Consciousness Workshop, Thoughts and Visions TV, a MoonLodge of SiSTARQueens Rising, ancestral medicine and conversations…tears, Death and now Rebirth.This staircase to heaven is shrewn with gifts…the least of which is the Jeep Liberty chariot , moving us with ease and grace to the Northeast destinies of this new cycle.

This chariot left behind, moved through the streets of Buffalo soldiers with the fury of a tent revivsl.So much so that SiSTARQueens there have called a council for the rites of initiation and ordination into the tools of Sacred Activism are harnessed to support the journey ahead. On the shoulders, herstories and lives of women that made history in this third lunation celebrates Women’s history and offers each of us the ability to Weigh the Truth and govern our codes of conduct accordingly.

The practical application of the customs, tradtions, rites and rituals of our ancient mothers MUST not be discarded… but embraced! It’s time to sort the lessons we have come through. The treasures of conscious rebirth are endless!

Returning to the Source of our highest I AM is the goal. This is our Divine inheritance. To ignore, neglect our hide our Light…is a slap in the face of our ancestors, everything they lived and died for.

On Friday evening…we are women weaving the web. As the sacred space is Blessed and open we exchange Who we are? Why we have Come? …and what serves the highest of our destiny to rebirth into this Spring.

Saturday is full of clan mother teachings.Together we remember how and why to remove the Masks that are harmful to ourselves and others. By tending our spiritual gardens, we are encouraged to check the soil of our lives for good fertilization, where are the weeds growing? What flowers of Truth are being choked out? Most of all we have to remove the tools that are broken. Re-membering ourselves as midwives we enter the Ceremony of Masks. We enter the Dreamtime, with inspiration to choose the Queens finest words and protocals. These tools are essential to our forward progression and navigations.

Sunday morning each woman becomes the altar. She moves into the “Becoming” of Sacred activation.This is the intersection of She who remembers, She who Remembers and She who Knows…the passage from what we believe to what we know. Each woman takes her turn in the center of wise women that offer their reflections through the mirrors of our souls… to the power of Change…The Ceremony of Changing Woman intergrates the weekend’s process of recycling and renewal as support for stepping with confidence through the Honoring of all agreements.

“She changes everything she touches and evrything she touches changes”.

We look forward to this passage as it sets the foundation for The Elder Reconnect in Cold Mountain the following weekend.We walk…or run toward the Chariots “coming forth to carry more souls to the other side. We have much work to do on this side as they go.

A Royal Sisterhood of Buffalo soldiers rebirthing our collective destiny for the good of all, the living, dead and those waiting to be born.

 

 

At This point…Life is Urging you to BE real!

Life is urging you to become more REAL! rather than the safe and dull routine it has degenerated to.

A time to break up old patterns.

How Much energy is drained from you resisting change? What changes MUST be made to avoid rigidness? discipline? order and responsibility…the ability to respond. Many are wounded because of the expectation of another to “step into and experience” their woundeness? Take it on to be a part of your own…now you co depend and become co responsible to….? for what???

Absolute clarity will lead to under/OVER standing your Truth… and boundaries of what freedoms you have??? and those where the lines blur? the rights and beliefs you thought you had and is it worth dying for?

Learn and respect your limitations as tools for managing your life.

While in the season of the methodical and thorough…

you ARE NOT satisfied with the status quo? whatever you hear going by??? However, the winds of change are blowing?…like whispers in your soul.

Seek out ways to constructively CREATE change…? Toward a very definite course of action to achieve what you want…? Oh, by the way…do you know what you want…?

“Careful what you ask for ” the old ones told me.

Excellent time for studying…what do you NEED to Study? Prayers? motivation?…why science works in Earth? …how science IS Other Worldly…? how you can be too…?

the Art of Shapeshifting…what may seem difficukt might have a high success for turning out practical….of value and use.

Good time for learning ways to advance your profession…what you do to sustain the balance of living.

Move toward greater power and authority in your OWN life…shift your focus from saving the world.

Are you afraid of standing in your own power? When was the last time you stood fully in it?

FULLY>>>IN IT? Recognize your potential is enormous, what would have at any other time been difficult to accomplish…

now MOVES with Grace and Ease….new and rewarding experiences? Coming into a good time of Health and wellbeing! excellent time for all financial matters…Make an effort to excercise and BE outdoors. Make your surroundings more elegant…HEART Open for inner growth>Crown on to stand tall!

Clarity of intention brings your actions to a sense of duty… you begin to recognize your RespinSibility to the World around you…give thanks!