Join me on the 30 Day Self❤Love Challenge!

The Journey to Self Love…

Imagine growing up never receiving any hugs or kisses, or being told “I love you”.

You never saw your parents display any love or affection towards each other.

As a young child, the lack of love within your home may have caused you to supress your true emotions, to lack the ability to give or receive love in a healthy manner, and to develop a healthy relationship with your Self.

As you grow up, you may seek love outside of the home in the form of promiscuity, gang life, drug dependency, or other self-harming ways.

You may have even been raised in a religious environment that spoke of God’s unconditional Love, yet still, you failed to experience this kind of love from your parents, because they themselves didn’t experience it.

You don’t realize that the root cause of your issues as an adult is a Self Love Deficit.  You weren’t taught how to love yourself, let alone how to love others.

You were taught to put others first, to put God first, and to put your own needs last.  So slowly, your cup became empty as you poured into other people’s lives, without giving to yourself.

If (like myself) you can identify with the above story, the journey to Self Love may be a long and tedious one. You’re going to have to fill your meter from a Self Love Deficit, to filling your Self with Love. Where would you say you are right now on that meter? (I’d say I’m about half way)

True Love is unconditional.

Do you love yourself unconditionally? If not, how can you expect others to?  When you give unconditional love to yourself, it will be reflected back to you.

I wish I’d known this years ago. Instead, I hated myself; I hated my looks, I hated my hair, I hated my skin, I hated my nose, I hated everything about me (apart from my teeth).

But I loved God.

How can I say I loved God when I didn’t love myself?

I wasn’t taught to recognize God within, I was taught to think of God as being outside of myself, somewhere beyond the clouds.

To truly put God first, is to recognize God within. When I say ‘God’, I’m referring to the Source of Love.

Yes, your Source of Love is within.

Come with me on a journey of Self discovery, the Journey to Self Love!

From 1st January 2019 I’ll be starting The 30 Day Self❤Love Challenge, and I’d LOVE you to join me!

To prepare, you will need;

▪A hand mirror
▪A drinking glass
▪Water
▪A notebook/journal/recording device

▪Optional extra: rose quartz crystal

For 30 days, we will perform 3 easy daily tasks, and an end of week Self Love Treat, designed to help fill us up with Love, until we can give of our overflow instead of a Self Love Deficit – if you like, you can get started right away!

1) As soon as you wake up and before you go to sleep, look in your mirror and tell yourself “I LOVE YOU”. Look straight in your eyes; this may feel uncomfortable at first, but the more you do it, the easier it will get.
2) Pour some water in a glass, put your love intention into it and say “I LOVE YOU” into the water to program it before drinking it.  This is based on Dr Emoto’s water experiment, and that we are made up of 70% water. (Click on the link below to The Self❤Love Retreat page to watch a short  video about the effects of words on water)

3) Repeat a Positive Affirmation to your Self each day, such as “I love myself unconditionally” 

We will end each week with a Self Care Treat that will help build Self Love.  Imagine, the more people doing The 30 Day Self❤Love Challenge will not only raise individual frequencies, but will help raise the Love frequency of the whole planet!

BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT!

You can either do The 30 Day Self❤Love Challenge on your own, with your partner, or a group of friends – this is for men too!  Share this page with your friends and family, we’re aiming to have at least 1,000 people ready to start on January 1st!  3 other facilitators will be joining me, each of us facilitating one week. You’ll get a prep video at the beginning of the week, daily emails to coach you on the Journey, downloadable worksheets, and a group call at the end of each week, all for FREE!  (If you want more individual attention, you’ll be able to pay for 1-2-1 coaching with the practitioner for that week).

To take part in The 30 Day Self❤Love Challenge, fill in the box below:

Feel free to share your journey so far, what has led you to this point, and what you hope to achieve from doing The 30 Day Self❤Love Challenge.

Join me on The Self❤Love Retreat (Gambia)

To help you get started on your Journey to Self Love, join me in the Gambia  on 8-15 November or 3-10 December 2018 for The Self❤Love Retreat, where we will spend 7 days nurturing our INNER and OUTER Self!  This includes 5 Self-nurturing workshops, a Pamper Day, and a day trip to Senegal to visit the sacred Bantang Tree!  There are still 2 places on the November Retreat, and 3 places on the December RetreatClick here for details and to download the Booking Form.

Let’s heal together!

In your service,

 

 

Author|Poetess|Artist|Retreats Organizer

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Education for Wealth in the Gambia!

On Wednesday I attended a Round Table meeting in Westminster called ‘Education for Wealth in the Gambia’:

Some ambitious aims were set, including these by High Commissioner Frances Blain:
1) Improving the planning and management of higher education
2) Enhancing basic education and literacy
3) Building new schools and providing science labs and IT equipment
4) Improve qualifications and quality of teachers
5) concerted efforts to effectively raise women’s level of education, literacy and skills, and involve women in development
6) Increase women’s access to modern scientific and tech innovations
7) Training program for women entrepreneurs in food processing, e-commerce, entrepreneurial awareness, management skills, technical knowledge, to run small businesses in the food processing sector
8) Curriculum reform designed to ensure skills, knowledge and attitudes acquired are relevant to the development needs if the Gambia
9) Strengthening higher education, science and technology as part of an effort to develop coherent and sustainable systems for tech skills
10) Human resources development in the form of Commonwealth scholarship tenable in the UK as part of a co-ordinated effort to increase and strengthen national capacities in various areas

Other aims:
• To close the gap between industry and education
• Re-imagine education (90% failure rate this year)
• Make studying in the Gambia fashionable
• Make agriculture fashionable, and find export markets
• Diasporians to invest in small businesses in the Gambia
• Give youth the motivation to want to stay in the Gambia
• ‘Retired but not tired’ – Retired Gambians to become teachers? (Give them something to do)
• The Gambians have so much to teach diasporians too!

A report will be out by December (by Patricia, from Aspire Education Group)

My personal opinion is that we from the diaspora must return home and invest in our Motherland, as we cannot rely on corrupt governments to invest in educating the locals to a high standard in order to improve the economy. As with other parts of Africa, the indeginous people have been under-educated in order for them to be easily exploited by non-Africans, who continue to rape and plunder Africa in the name of ‘aid’.

Be Part of the SOLUTION!

For things to change in Africa, WE have to ‘be the change we want to see‘. By investing in small businesses, buying land and developing, starting our own  businesses, and helping create employment for locals, we can make a positive difference to the economical growth of the Gambia (and other parts of Africa).

I’ve rented this 6 bed house in Gunjur for a year, where I’ll be facilitating healing retreats for people of African descent, especially those who are still suffering from the psychological effects of slavery and colonialism.  There are two Retreats to choose from: The SelfLove Retreat (8-15 November or 3-10 December 2018) and Let’s Build a Village Retreat (20-29 November or 17-24 December).  From February next year I’ll be collaborating with other practitioners each month to provide healing retreats for mind, spirit and body (more info to follow).

If you like the idea of relocating to the Gambia, join us on the Let’s Build a Village Retreat, where a small group of people are putting money together to purchase land to build a small ‘village within a village’.  We’ve also been given some land in Gunjur to build a school and commUNITY centre, which will be shared with the locals. The idea is to integrate within the local community, learning from each other, and creating wealth together.  The Retreat will give you the opportunity to view the land, find out more about the village project, get to meet the locals, see what investment opportunities are available, and meet your potential neighbours!

You can book to join us on any of the Retreats by clicking on the links above for each Retreat, or fill in the Contact Form below.

DO-NATIONS!

I’m sending a 20 foot container to the Gambia  next week to furnish the Retreat Home, as well as distributing items to the locals. I’ve received some good quality household furniture, and am also collecting phones, bikes, clothes, shoes, books by Black Authors, text books, pencils, pens etc. If you have something you’d like to donate contact me using the form below.

Get a FREE WEEK stay at the Retreat Home!

Make a monetary contribution to sending the 20 foot container (total cost is over £3,000)  with PayPal (just enter the amount you wish to contribute) CONTRIBUTE  £100 OR MORE TO QUALIFY FOR A WEEK STAY AT THE RETREAT HOME IN 2019!

Help ME help YOU!

 

 

Author|Poetess|Artist|Workshop Facilitator|Retreats Organizer

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Are you ready for the 30 Day Self ❤Love Challenge?

Starts TOMORROW!

To prepare, you will need;

▪A hand mirror
▪A drinking glass
▪Water
▪A rose quartz crystal (optional)
▪A notebook/journal/recording device

If you don’t have a hand mirror, simply look  in your wall mirror when you get up (it’s just more effective looking in the mirror when you’re still in your half-asleep state).

The rose quartz is also optional; I’ve added it because it’s known for helping to develop unconditional love for self and others, universal love, and for helping restore trust and harmony in relationships.  It purifies and opens the heart, encouraging a deep inner healing and feelings of peace.  You can get a small stone for a few pounds/dollars, and you can even get them in the shape of a love heart!  (not necessary though).  The 30 Day Self Love Challenge is for women and men; if you’re a woman, you can also get another rose quartz crystal to wear inside your bra, next to your heart.  If you’re a man, you can wear it in your inside pocket, as close to your heart as possible.

Each day we will be keeping a record of our Journey to Self Love, so treat your Self to a small notebook specially for this Challenge, you can even pick up a nice one at the pound shop!  If you have time, decorate it and make it special – you can even download and print my painting Self Love and stick it on the front of your journal! (or any of my other art).

Why are we doing the 30 Day Self❤Love Challenge?

Many of us were raised with a Self Love Deficit,  because we didn’t experience love growing up.  This has affected the way we treat ourselves, and the way we relate to others.  The 30 Day Self❤Love Challenge will give us the opportunity to address our inner relationship issues, and to develop Unconditional Love for ourselves, using two simple daily tasks, a daily Self Love Affirmation, and a weekly Self Love treat!

Task 1: In front of a mirror, look your Self in the eyes and say to yourself “I LOVE YOU!”  (It might feel uncomfortable at first, but the more you do it, the better you will feel).  Repeat this a few times to your Self, morning and night.

Task 2: Pour some water into a glass.   Spend a minute focusing on the water and putting your love intention into it.  Say “I LOVE YOU” into the water before drinking it.  For added potency, include a rose quartz crystal at the bottom of your glass. (This is based on Dr Maasaru Emoto’s water experiment showing the effect words and intent have on water, and that we’re made up of 70% water).

The Affirmation for Day One will be:

“I LOVE MYSELF UNCONDITIONALLY”

(Repeat it as often as possible throughout your day).

By completing the 30 Day Self❤Love Challenge, we will not only be increasing our own love frequency, but helping to raise the love frequency of the whole planet!  If you’re often fearful, this challenge will help with that too!

There’s something about groups of people doing things together; not only does it hold us accountable to ensure we complete the Challenge, but our collective energies are much more powerful than when we do it individually, and the more people doing this Challenge, the more Universal Love will expand, be part of the movement!

  1. Invite your friends to take part
  2. Share on your social media

Join the Facebook Page for daily updates, to watch and upload videos, share your journey, and invite your friends to take part!

To join the Whatsapp Group, and share what you’d like to get out of completing The 30 Day Self Love Challenge send me a message with your mobile number (including area code) :

 

See you tomorrow!

 

Author|Artist|Poetess|Retreats Organizer

Read more about the benefits of the Rose Quartz crystal

 

New Talk Show: Black Sex & Spirituality 🔥 Fridays 9-11pm GMT

 

Join me on my new talk show ‘Black Sex & Spirituality’🔥on UJR Talk Radio, with my co-host Tony!

Have we lost our way when it comes to LOVE and INTIMACY?
Are we settling for relationships based on the physical rather than the spiritual?
Is there a link between sex and spirituality?

Join us every Friday night between 9-11pm GMT  for the next 5 weeks for ‘Big People Talk’ to discuss how we can improve and upgrade our relationships, and find that ideal partner. What should you be looking for? If you’re already in a relationship, how can you take it to the next level?

Log into www.umojaradio.net from 9pm GMT this Friday!

Tonight’s hot topic: “I Need a MAN!” (Why am I still single?) 🤷🏾‍♀️
Single sisters, what challenges are you facing with finding ‘The One’?
What are you looking for in a relationship?
Have you set the bar too high? 🙋🏿‍♂️
Are you happy with settling for the booty call, or have you chosen celibacy while you wait? If you’re in a relationship, is he 100% committed? Are you seeking marriage 💍or are you happy to just ‘go with the flow’?
Brothers, we need you to call or text in your challenges when dealing with your sisters!

This is not a slagging match, we genuinely want to help heal our relationships in a healthy and open way 🙏🏾🖤
Join the live debate, send us a message on Facebook, or text in your questions or opinions! 🤳🏿 (If you missed it listen to the replay here)

Watch the *Facebook Live*: (add Cezanne Taharqa)
Call or text the studio with your questions or comments: 0203 432 1333

(If you’re calling from abroad, add Jazzino Urban on Facebook, and use the messenger app!)

NEXT WEEK: “What TYPE of Woman Do I Need?”

Next Friday (31st August) the tables will be turned; BROTHERS, you’ll have YOUR opportunity to share what YOU need in a relationship, and to explain why you might be finding it difficult to find or settle down with a sister.  Tony will again be speaking on behalf of the brothers, and will explain why some of them are choosing outside of their race, or to go to Africa to marry.  What are the major differences between Black women raised in Western society, compared to African (or other) women? Ladies, you will be required to 👂🏾and respond, don’t miss it!

Set a reminder in your phone NOW to log in at 9pm GMT to www.umojaradio.net

In your service,

 

 

Author|Poetess|Artist|Speaker|Retreats Organiser|Radio Presenter

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P.S. REMINDER: The 30 Day Self❤Love Challenge starts on the 1st September, Join us! To take part, send me a message below (see previous post for details)

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Nurture Your Inner Child in the Gambia!

 15-22 March 2019

“Learning to re-connect with and nurture our inner child is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves in adulthood” ~ Cezanne

Join me in the Gambia for 7 days of nurturing your Inner Child!

Didn’t know you had one?

‘All children are artists, the problem is how to remain one when we grow up’ ~ Pablo Picasso

We were all naturally creative as children, but somewhere between childhood and adulthood some of us ‘lose it’.

Is your inner child crying out to be heard?

I was a blocked writer and artist for over 15 years; on this Retreat, I’ll take you through the same processes I went through to unblock, based on the book I credit with helping me to unblock, ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron.  The workshops are playful, nurturing, and designed to coax your inner child from out of the dark recesses of your mind, so that you can reconnect with your natural creativity. You will return home with something you created, and the tools to keep your creative juices flowing!   

All materials will be provided, and I will always be on hand to guide you through this process.

I will also be teaching the benefits of Colour Therapy more indepth (I do an introductory workshop on The Self Love Retreat).  I healed myself from Seasonal Affective Disorder (a form of depression caused by lack of natural sunlight) with the colours in my paintings.  You will return home with something you’ve created using colours that will help you on your own Self-healing journey!

Leading up to the Retreat, I’ll give you two easy exercises that will help prepare you; your Morning Pages, and your weekly ‘Artist’s Dates‘.  These will help you begin the process of nurturing your inner child!

The Nurture Your Inner Child Retreat will held at my newly built 6 bed Retreat Home in Gunjur, which is 10 mins walk to the beach.

sea view room

The total cost of the ‘Nurture Your Inner Child’ Retreat is only £599 per person (based on two sharing) which includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • 5 Self nurturing workshops
  • All materials, including paints/brushes
  • Artist’s Date to feed your inner child IMAGES!

(N.B. Flights must be booked separately). There are only 8 PLACES (max) available to ensure you receive individual attention, book early to avoid disappointment!

Download the >> Booking Form <<, complete it and return to me by email asap

Secure your place with a £100 deposit and flexible monthly payments thereafter

If you have any queries, fill in the Contact Form:

*Full payment must be made a month prior to travel*

This is a mixed holiday (men and women), you can also join me on The Self Love Retreat or the“Let’s Build a Village” Retreat (if you like the idea of living in the Motherland in a village commUNITY)

Read The Story of My Inner Child 

In your service,

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‘Promoting LOVE through Creativity!’

 

Gambia Retreats in November & December 2018 in our new Retreat Home!

GOOD NEWS!

The day before I was due to leave the Gambia, (and after a 3 day fast) my prayer to create a safe space for us to HEAL was answered; I was able to secure this lovely newly built 6 bed house for my Retreats, which is about a 10 minute walk to the beach:

Directly opposite the house is some land waiting to be developed; both are owned by the Sanyang family, who are renting me the house.  If you’re thinking of leaving the UK or USA and like the idea of living in a village commUNITY, join me in the Gambia:

‘Let’s Build a Village’ Retreat 20-29 November/17-24 December 2018

Do you have a ‘Get Out’ plan? If you’ve been thinking about leaving the UK or USA, and like the idea of living in a village commUNITY, join us on the Let’s Build a Village Retreat 20-29 November or 17-24 December!

The cost is just £299/$299 per person (based on 2 sharing).

This includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers and transport for scheduled trips
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Trip to Kunta Kinte Island
  • Complimentary signed paperback of my Self-help novel Journey of a Sister
  • ‘Evening of Reasoning’ on the topics raised in my book, with live entertainment!

This trip will enable you to come and see the land for yourself, meet your potential neighbours, and plan your exit strategy.

You can pay in 3  instalments, with full payment a month before travel.

*N.B. Flights must be booked separately*

I’m raising funds to send a container to furnish the 6 bed  Retreat Home, there are 4 ways you can help:

1) Pay for your Retreat in full

2)  Download my Art to your phone, tablet or PC and use them as a screensaver to benefit from the Colour Therapy & Love Energy in them! Make a small a contribution to the Fund as an exchange of energy! 💞

3) Make a direct contribution to the Self Love Retreat Home Fund

4)  Alternatively, make a contribution using Paypal: www.paypal.me/cezanne121

The Self❤Love Retreat 8-15 November, and 3-10 December

There are also two new dates for The SelfLove Retreat this year, 7 days of nurturing your Self from the inside, out! The cost is just £499/$550 per person (own room) which includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • 5 Self nurturing workshops
  • Pamper Day at the luxurious Coco Ocean Hotel & Spa
  • Free signed paperback of my novel Journey of a Sister (which features my artwork & poetry)

You can also join me on The Self❤Love Retreat on 8-15 Feb 2019  (singles and couples), send me a message for dates and to request to pay for your Retreat in easy monthly instalments!

Don’t delay, only 6 places on each retreat!

The Retreat Home will be also be available for family holidays, group trips, and practitioners to use from January 2019 for just £500 per week (whole house) or £100 per person per week (own room). If you’re interested in booking it, email me cezanne@journeyofasister.com

This Retreat Home will be a safe space for us to HEAL, see my previous post for more details!

In your service,

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My Presentation: Let’s Build a Village! (Gambia)

When I returned from my first trip to the Gambia in March, I did a Presentation to encourage my people to  buy land together to build a commUNITY village; this was based upon a premonition I’d had in 2015, that in 5 years time (2020) my people would be fleeing England and America;  I thought “they’re going to need somewhere to run to!”

The opportunity arose for me to facilitate The Self Love Retreat in the Gambia between December 2017 and March 2018.  In between Retreats, I came across some beautiful land right by the sea, which fulfilled my vision of having a Retreat Home overlooking the sea, and a commUNITY Village. Here’s part of my talk:

Unfortunately, the day after my Presentation I was told that the land I had my heart set on can only be purchased on a 99 year lease!  This is okay for the Retreat Home I plan to build, but for the Village, we need something we can pass down to future generations.

So I returned to the Gambia in May, and after a 3 day fast (no food just water), the perfect piece of land came to me 200 x 200 metres, just outside the government-owned  TDA (Tourist Development Area), within walking distance of the sea and a newly built 6-bed Retreat Home which I was able to rent!  This is a huge step towards my work to help us heal from the psychological effects of slavery and colonialism!

“You cannot heal in the same place that made you sick”

I wanted to create a safe space for us to heal, away from western ideologies. Read on to learn why…

During the process of “breaking them in”, our enslaved ancestors were subjected to intense physical and psychological trauma, and we, their descendants, have been carrying this trauma in our our genetic coding, passed down from one generation to the next.  To fully comprehend the dysfunction within our community today, we need to get to the ROOT CAUSE of our issues, that is, we need to look at the CAUSE, not the effect, and the cause is buried deep in our subconscious minds.

In my Presentation, I explained that while the government has no problem with people drinking and smoking themselves to death (not to mention the amount of people addicted to white sugar, and the diseases it causes), they have BANNED medicinal plants that grow out of the ground, which are crucial to our healing.

I was in the Gambia when The Black Panther came out, and couldn’t wait to see it when I got back.  The parts that got my interest the most, were when they gave T’Challa and Killmonger  plant medicines and buried them in order for them to visit their ancestors.  The burying was symbolic of them going deep into their subconscious.

And in the film ‘Get Out’, the ‘sunken place’ is his subconscious mind.

Last year, I had reached a point in my Self-healing journey were I didn’t know what else to do to heal myself.  I asked my ancestors ‘What now?’

Not long after, I met a woman who facilitated my first experience with cannabis oil; after we fried some plantain in it, I slipped into a ‘trance’ state for around 8-10 hours, during which time I was receiving a spiritual download, which seemed to be affecting my past, present and future.  From my personal studies, I discovered that time isn’t linear, it’s all happening at the same time.

On another occasion, I took ‘magic’ mushrooms, which took me on a deep inner journey through my ancestry.  They showed me how the trauma my ancestors had suffered altered their DNA structure.  The message I got from the ‘trip’ was ‘DNA REPAIR’.

When WE heal, we’re not only healing ourselves, we’re healing our ancestors, and future generations.

Our ancestral mothers are on hand to help us with this process;  some of the methods are unconventional; most of these plant medicines have been made illegal, but I walk in the footsteps of my ancestors who have gone before me, who have paved the way for the work I’m called to do now.  These are plants Mother Nature has provided for our healing.  Are you truly ready to heal?

My own Self-healing journey has been like peeling away onion layers; every time I unpeeled one layer (e.g. religion) there was something else underneath I had to deal with. The Positive Affirmations worked for some things, but not others. For instance, they worked really well to help me build confidence and self esteem, which helped me to unblock as a writer and artist, but there were other blocks that I just couldn’t seem to shift. I asked my Higher Self to reveal what I needed, which is when I came to the realization that some of the blocks were buried so deep in my subconscious, I couldn’t get to them on a conscious level; I had to go into an altered state of consciousness to reach them.

Meditation helped to quiet my mind and control my negative thinking patterns, which also helped me heal from depression. I focused on thinking positively and keeping myself in a ‘positive state of bliss’. Yet none of these things seemed to get to the ROOT CAUSE of my issues.

If we don’t heal from the trauma of our past, it will keep coming back to haunt our present and future.

“As I heal myself, I heal others”

If you have suffered childhood trauma, abuse, ancestral trauma, and know that you have been psychologically affected, this is for you.  My work is about helping us heal so that we can move on to form better relationships with our Self, our partner, to rebuild our family structures, and our commUNITY.

I wrote this poem the morning after watching the film ‘Sankofa’, and I dedicated it to all who are still suffering the psychological effects of the enslavement of our ancestors, handed down to us genetically through our DNA:

If you’d like to come to the Gambia with your partner, join me on The Self Love Retreat 8-15 February 2019!

You can also join me on The Self Love Retreat 8-15 November or 3-10 December or the Let’s Build a Village Retreat 20-29 November or 17-24 December.

I’m sending a container to the Gambia in mid September to furnish our new Retreat Home for the first Retreats taking place in November and December.

To help with set-up costs of the Retreat Home, plus offering subsidized places on the Retreats,  Make your contribution here.

If you’d like to come on any of the Retreats, or would like to be considered for a subsidized place, send me a message:

In my Presentation, I also showed some photos of the dome-shaped round homes we’re thinking of building in the village, and Galactic Clyde (a builder and carpenter who studies sacred geometry) explained the spiritual benefits of living in such homes instead of square ones:

As the land is smaller on this second plot of land, there are now onlyplots available for £6,000 each (25 x 25 metres). All who are interested in being part of this village project MUST attend one of the Let’s Build a Village Retreats in November or December.  You’ll have the opportunity to see the land, meet potential neighbours, and plan how our village will be laid out.

If this village isn’t right for you, I hope it inspires you to set up your own village, or to work with other groups who are also building villages.

It takes a VILLAGE to raise a child, let’s do this for ourselves, our ancestors, and future generations!

You can also keep up-to-date with my activities via my Instagram and Facebook pages.

Watch this Youtube video on The Introduction of Psychedilics if it resonates with you, join me on my Ayahuasca Retreat in January 13-25! (For more information send me a message).

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Cezanne Taharqa aka Cezanne Poetess

Author|Artist|Poet|Retreats Organizer

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We’re getting the land, and we’re building a Village!

Just before I left the Gambia on the 12th March, some magical things began happening!

I was there to facilitate The Self Love Retreat, but the venues that I used weren’t 100% suitable.  For years, I’ve imagined having my own Retreat Home overlooking the sea, and now  that I was actually doing the Retreats, I realized I needed a Retreat Home of my own, where we could feel more comfortable.

While in the Gambia, I came across some land that was perfect for both the Retreat Home AND a Village; in 2015, I had a premonition that in 5 years time (2020), my people would be FLEEING the UK and USA, and that they would need somewhere to run TO, hence why we need to be building VILLAGES.    My vision was beginning to manifest in real life!

On the way back from seeing the land, we passed a small Guest House, and a woman was sitting on the porch.  She called out “Are you Cezanne?”

Bear in mind that we were in the middle of the bush; this woman recognized me from when she used to live in the UK, and we became acquainted.  Because she and her husband hold high esteem within the village, and because one of her employees happens to be part of the clan who own the land, they are now helping me secure the land, and getting government approval to build on it!  When I first saw the land, I was told that it was ‘TDA land’, meaning the government has reserved it as a Tourist Development Area. But in my spirit, I knew that it was land reserved for US returnees!

(Just beyond the trees in the distance is the beach, where the Retreat Home will be built, the Village will be on this part of the land)

It is with help from our ancestors that I have now been allocated 500 x 200 metres of this land, right by the sea, and I believe that when we ‘show and tell’ that we have made good use of this land, we will be able to get more!  If my premonition is correct, we will need more than this piece that I’ve been allocated; you can see what’s happening to our youth, our men, our families, and our culture from living in Western society.  If we truly wish to heal, we need to remove ourselves from the environment – YOU CANNOT CLEAN DISHES IN DIRTY WATER!

On Saturday 12th May between 2-4pm I’m holding an event in Tottenham, North London, to share my vision for Kai Ci Kurbi Healing Village.  If you’ve been thinking about leaving the UK but don’t have a ‘Get Out’ plan, come and see if this might be for you.  Not everyone will fit into the model for this particular village, which is why we need to be building VILLAGES.  I’m building my tribe, you should be too!  If you would like to attend, email me at cezanne@journeyofasister.com

If you are unable to attend, but would like to know more, still send me an email; the event will be filmed and put on Youtube, I’ll send you the link when it’s up!

Another  magical thing that happened just before I left, was being taken to see this amazing tree in Senegal:

I lit a candle and poured libation to my ancestors, and thanked them for guidance and protection while I go through this process.  When I came out from inside the tree, all the women from the village came to pray for me, it was POW-HER-FULL!

They gave me some of the soil from around the tree, and told me what to do with it.  I know without a shadow of a doubt that I’m being guided to get this land to build our Retreat Home and Kai Ci Kurbi Healing Village.  ‘Kai Ci Kurbi’ means ‘COME HOME’.  Are you ready?

Join us on the next Self Love Retreat 25 May to 3rd June, or our mixed Retreat 21-30 November to see whether you will fit into Kai Ci Kurbi Healing Village – families welcome!

In your service,

Cezanne Taharqa aka Cezanne Poetess

Author|Poetess|Artist

> Make a contribution towards buying the land for the Self Love Retreat Home and Kai Ci Kurbi Healing Village <<

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Build Your Own WAKANDA!

I was eager to go and see the film ‘Black Panther’ on my return from the Gambia, but I have to admit, I couldn’t see what all the big fuss was about!

Perhaps, it’s a downfall of having your third eye wide open, but I saw things for what they really were, not all the ‘frills and fancy’.  For instance, TECHNOLOGY is a Western creation, which causes more harm to our Motherland than anywhere else.  For instance, Congo is raped, plundered, and stripped of it’s resources for the coltane needed for our modern mobile phones.

Our true ‘super power’ is NATURE; using the elements of air, fire, water and earth, and calling on our ancestors for help and guidance.

Just as they said in the film, they hide things in plain site, and we still don’t see it.

We spent billions going to see The Black Panther, but where did the profits go?  Did it go to building a Wakanda?  No!  It went into their pockets.

But can we build our own Wakanda?  Yes!

While in the Gambia facilitating The Self Love Retreat, I found the perfect piece of land to build a Retreat Home  (for The Self Love Retreat), and also to build a VILLAGE.  I had the idea to build a village 3 years ago, when I received the premonition that in 5 years time (2020), my people will have to FLEE the UK and USA for their lives, and they will need somewhere to run TO.  Do you have a ‘Get Out’ plan? Also, the next generation of children need somewhere to be raised that is conducive to their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health, away from Western ideologies.  My personal intention for building a village is so that when my grandchildren start coming, they will be raised in the village!

Why not turn ‘Wakanda’ into reality?

I will be building my own little ‘heaven on earth’, and would love you to join  me!  The land is currently labelled as ‘TDA’ land (Tourist Development Agency), but every time I go there, I feel a pull in my gut that lets me know it’s OUR ancestral land, ready for us to claim!  Are you in?  I’m looking for 50 people to get involved in the Kai Ci Kurbi Village project (Kai Ci Kurbi means ‘Come Home’ in Wollof, one of the main languages spoken in the Gambia), where we will lobby the government for some of the land.  On the beachfront will be the Retreat Home, the village will be behind on the mainland, and behind the village will be farmland for us to grow our own food – you’ve got to see it to believe it!  Why not join me in the Gambia in May to come and see for yourself?  I’ve already started putting things in motion for my part of the land, and if you’ve been thinking about leaving the UK or USA (or Caribbean), you can do the same!

I’m doing an event on Saturday 12th May 2-4pm in Tottenham, North London, to share my vision for Kai Ci Kurbi Healing Village; if you’d like to attend, send me a message below.

Make a contribution to The Self Love Retreat Fund, which will go towards buying the land and building the Retreat Home – everyone who makes a donation will be put on the list to receive subsidized places when the Retreat Home is built!  Plant a seed TODAY for the future you want to see BLOSSOM!

In your service,

Cezanne

Author|Poetess|Artist

Get your paperback of my 5* rated Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘  and join me at a Book Signing & Discussion Event coming up!

Time to Plant Your Seeds!

According to the Law of Nature, ‘you reap what you sow’.  You can’t plant an apple seed and expect to harvest an orange.

If you want more LOVE, plant Seeds of Love; start by filling your Self with Love, so you will radiate love and become a LOVE MAGNET.  Then spread the love you feel inside to others.

If you’re suffering from a Self Love Deficit (like I was) spend time alone, look at yourself in the mirror (make eye contact with yourself) and say “I LOVE YOU”.  Do this a few times.  Secondly, Pour water in a glass and speak into it “I LOVE YOU”, then drink it. We do this on The Self Love Retreat, you can also do it as a 30 Day Self Love Challenge and see what happens! (Let me know!)

If you want better/stronger RELATIONSHIPS do kind things for others; practice the principles ‘do unto others as you would have them to unto you’, and ‘love your neighbour as you love yourself‘.  This includes:

  • Not gossiping about others behind their back
  • Helping others when you can
  • Giving/receiving freely

If you want better HEALTH, plant a health seed today; write a PLAN of how you intend to get fitter/healthier.  This might include:

  • Eating healthier meals/eliminating junk food
  • Adding more fruits, veg, seeds and food provided by Mother Nature to your diet
  • Drinking at least a litre of water a day
  • Eliminating white sugar, flour and dairy products
  • Exercising more, e.g. doing stretches when you wake up in the morning, or walking for at least 20 minutes a day.
  • Getting adequate sleep

If you want more MONEY, then plant a money seed, and make sure you plant it in FERTILE SOIL!

  • Save 10% of your income (give to yourself first)
  • Give to good causes
  • Help others in need when you can

These are all good seeds to plant, which will blossom in the future.  Again, the Law of Nature shows us that when you plant a seed today, it has to go through various stages of germination, budding, and growing before it reaches full bloom, or harvest.  The Laws of Nature never fail!  If you want more MONEY, today I’m giving you the opportunity to plant a money seed into FERTILE SOIL:  Make a contribution to The Self Love Retreat Fund so I can offer subsidized places on my Retreats!  This week, I teamed up with  Dawn Mbaatay (Organization) to build a VILLAGE; they are building Phase One, Numbi Village, and we will be building Phase Two, which will include a Retreat Home for those needing to come for Self-healing, read my Vision Statement for > Kai Ci Kurbi Healing Village < (Kai Ci Kurbi means ‘Come Home‘).

As we were on our way to the beach from  purchasing the land for Numbi Village, we came across this deserted government-owned land.

If you know me at all, I’m a visionary, and I make things happen! I’ve had this photo on my Vision Board for the past couple of years:

This is my vision of the view from our Retreat Home!

The man in blue, Ousman, says he owns the land, but it is ‘TDA’ which means the government has said it cannot be developed.  However, if we build a water-hole, and approach the government with plans for how we plan to develop the land, they will give some to us.  We are going to approach the government based on the fact that we are repatriates, and we need the land to build our village.  But we need to pool our resources together to buy the land, and develop it!

My Vision Statement is being drawn up into a professional Proposal to be submitted to the Gambian government, for how we plan to develop the land.  I live by the motto “Whatever the MIND can CONCEIVE, it can ACHIEVE – I can CREATE whatever I can IMAGINE!” 

Are you part of my tribe?

I’m seeking just 50 people who align with my vision, to build Phase 2, Kai Ci Kurbi Village;  this will involve investing to purchase the land (initially £150,000), and building the village.  At the moment, the land is reserved by the government, but we were told by Ousman that if we build a waterhole and show the government that we can build, they will give us some of the land.  If you would like to be part of this, send me a message: cezanne@journeyofasister.com

In the meantime, I’m planning on renting a Villa in the Gambia for two years to run the Retreats from, which will enable me to offer subsidized places on my retreats.  People will also be able to rent it for their own holidays, which will go towards the building project.  Make a contribution to The Self Love Retreat Fund  – if you prefer to contribute using Paypal, use the email: cezanne121@gmail.com

“Every day is a SEED to your future Happiness, Success, and Well-being; plant the seeds TODAY for the FUTURE you want to see BLOSSOM!” ~ Cezanne

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The Laws of Nature never fail!  Depending on the seed you plant, will determine the harvest you receive – are you planting a FLOWER or a TREE?

I’m seeking to ‘build my tribe‘, if you align with my vision, Let’s Build a Village!  Read my Vision Statement, and make a contribution to the Fund – don’t miss out!  The names of all those who have contributed to the Fund will go on a list, to be able to receive subsidized rates for future Retreats.

Now that you’ve planted your seeds, expect a harvest – and remember, there’s a PROCESS!  Read my ARTicle ‘Use Your Subconscious Mind to Create the Life YOU Choose!‘ and join me on this wonderful journey of Self-actualization!

Plant your seeds and watch them blossom!

Read my Review of The Self Love Retreat, and join us 25 May – 3 June! (women only)

Join us on the Gambia Retreat 21-30 November! (mixed)

In your service,

 

Author|Poetess|Artist|Inspirational Thought Leader|Workshop Facilitator

Promoting LOVE through Creativity!

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