No Ordinary Woman Chat Show Interview

NOWLast October I attended an event where I met Caz Mac, who was in the process of setting up the No Ordinary Woman Chat Show YouTube Channel.  She would be interviewing a number of ordinary women doing extraodinary things! I gave her a signed copy of ‘Journey of a Sister‘ to read.  Some time later she contacted me really excited, having just finished reading the book, and invited me for an interview!  We had a good connection because she identified with a lot of what I’d written about.  In this interview I share my inspiration behind writing both books, but it’s mainly focused on the one she read.  The video launched on the No Ordinary Woman Chat Show YouTube Channel last week, and is available to watch NOW! (No Ordinary Woman) 🙂

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From Friday 26th to Monday 29th May, you can download Years 1 to 11 of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ FREE!  Here I am reading a short extract:

If like me you were indoctrinated into a religion, you’ll definitely be able to relate to Year One, whether your’e a woman or man! The constant feelings of condemnation, not knowing what to do with your sexual desires, and living a life far removed from ‘heaven on earth’, which we are supposed to live as children of God. By Year Two, the main character Suzanne had begun the process of un-indoctrinating her Self from belief systems that weren’t serving her!

Join Suzanne on her quest for “the Truth!” about sex before marriage, the creative power of her thoughts, her African ancestry, and the history of the religion she had been indoctrinated into! Embark on your own personal journey of Self-discovery, Self-healing, and discovering True Love!

Download Year One FREE!

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Here I am reading an extract from Year Two:

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Order your personally signed LIMITED EDITION paperback, which features my artwork in full colour – while stocks last! (only 1,000 printed, one third sold)

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Don’t forget to leave me a review, and I look forward to seeing you at a future event where we will discuss the topics raised in the story!

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FREE e-book downloads this weekend!

I have a special treat for you!!

This weekend, from Friday 26th to Monday 29th May you will be able to download the e-books series of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a SisterFREE!

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Why am I being so generous?

This is the Revised Edition of my previously published novel ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!‘  I’ve made many new changes to it, and also added TWO NEW CHAPTERS (Years 12 & 13). I would like as many people as possible to read the Revised Edition and give me feedback on it!  Also, if you enjoy the free reads, I would love for you to get your personally signed LIMITED EDITION copy of the paperback, which features my artwork in full colour! Watch this video explaining my inspiration behind writing the novel:

Take a sneak peak of Year One HERE!

Come back TOMORROW to get the links to download Years One and Two FREE, and to watch me reading extracts! (‘Follow’ this blog to get the links in your inbox)

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The Black Butterfly Effect

‘The Black Butterfly Effect’ is a process of transforming your MIND, in order to transform your LIFE!

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When I painted ‘Black Butterfly’ in 2009, I had just started learning how to meditate in order to control my negative thinking patterns (I was in a deep state of meditation when I painted it!).  I was also studying Universal Laws; that your thoughts go out into the universe and leave an impression.  The more you have the same thought, the deeper the impression becomes.  These thoughts are eventually reflected back to you as your life (good or bad).

As a result of learning this, I began to really focus on managing my thoughts, and what I wanted to create (as opposed to what I didn’t want).

I wrote my poem ‘The Black Butterfly Effect’ in 2012 while going through a ‘Mind Fast’.  The poem uses the imagery of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly, to explain the process of transforming your mind:

First, you must protect your subconscious mind from all negative influences that do not support your vision; then you must ‘go within’ and get clear about what you want to create.  As you’re going through this process you’ll find it difficult, because your mind and body are used to doing things a different way.  But the more you practice your new way of thinking, your mind and body will eventually catch up!

In January I completed The 30 Day Mind Detox in which I ‘cocooned’ myself from the outside world and focused on going within and getting really clear on what I wanted to achieve this year, and the years ahead.  Once I was clear, I created a Vision Board based upon my set intentions.  Already, things have started to MANifest!  I will share more about this later on this year, but for now, if you’d like to start the process of transforming your mind, begin by reading my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ (for brothers too!).  The main character goes through a complete transformation; of her mind, her relationship, and her Self-identity.

I’ve used the Adinkra symbol ‘Sesa wo Suban’ throughout the book, as it is the symbol of transformation:

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Are you ready to Transform?

Join Suzanne on her transformational quest for “The Truth!” about sex before marriage, the creative power of her thoughts, her African ancestry, and the history of the religion she had been indoctrinated into!    It includes her hair journey, the transformation of her relationship, and discovering True Love!  It is a beautiful Black Love story with lots of wisdom, which thousands of women and men can relate to. Start the journey by reading Year One FREE! (click on the link).

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‘Black Butterfly’ features in Year One and Year Seven!

To view more of my art, and to order your art prints visit my Art Page!

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If you’re London-based, join us at the next Gida Live! on Friday 17th March (I’m hosting and performing!) for details visit my Events page or click on the image below!

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Rise of the Feminine Energy

After asking God for ‘the Truth!’ in 2007, I exited the church,  and spent 3 years in the black ‘conscious’ community.

My conclusion was that both organizations suppress the Feminine Energy, and until the woman gains her rightful position in both organizations,  attendees of both will never achieve their full potential.

Religion was used to blame the woman for the fall of humanity, which allowed the establishment to become male-dominated, and to make women subservient to men.  It is the male ego that is the cause of most of the problems in the world today!

The masculine and feminine energies are different from each other, yet are meant to compliment each other.  The man and woman should stand side by side, not one ruling over the other.  Women are naturally more intuitive and receptive to spiritual guidance.  Men have the drive and strength to push things forward.  Men must have vision, while womben help to give birth to those visions.  In ancient Kemet (renamed Egypt by the Europeans after they invaded), the Queens reigned alongside their Kings, who relied on the women for counsel before making decisions.  Women held high positions throughout all African society.

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When Africa was invaded and colonized, the first thing Europeans did was to destroy the family, which was the core of the commUNITY.  As the woman was the nucleus of the family, they focused on breaking down her psyche, by destroying the image of her male counterpart, and her own image.

So today, our relationships are suffering because our women have lost their status and identity.

In order to restore our relationships, and our commUNITY, the womban must take her rightful place: alongside the man, not behind him, or under him.   Look at what Barack Obama was able to achieve with Michelle alongside him!

My Self-help book ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’ goes much deeper than the title.  It looks at how our past has affected the way we relate to each other today, and how even living in a Western society with Western ideals about relationships, is killing our family structures.

The subject of women looking like women but acting masculine came up time and time again, which even made me practice operating more in my Feminine Energy!  It will help you identify the root cause of your relationship issues so that you can heal, before seeking to attract your soulmate. By healing ourselves individually, we will heal our relationships, and ultimately our whole commUNITY.  You can download it FREE by subscribing, or if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow it from their lending library FREE!

TOMORROW (9th Feb): Book Signing & Discussion Event & Film Screening of ‘Southside with You’ (the story of Michelle and Barack Obama’s First Date!)

Join me at Harlesden Library from 5-7pm to discuss the topics raised in ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’.  If you’re not able to make the Book Signing, you can meet me at Regent Street Cinema where I’ll be performing my poem ‘R U The One?’ before the film starts!  (my books will also be on sale)

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If you are unable to attend you can listen to the poem here:

‘R U The One’ features in Year Five of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’, listen to more poems featured in the story on the Poetry page!

Visit my Events page for details of more Events coming up!

Hope to meet you at one of them!

P.S. You can also read the article I wrote exclusively for ‘Sisters Got Soul’ entitled ‘Love is a DIY Job!’

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The Truth about the Letter (featured in Year One)

In Year One of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ the main character Suzanne wrote a fearless letter to God asking all the questions the church couldn’t answer, and ended it by asking for “the Truth!”

She knew many of her brothers and sisters in Christ wanted to ask these same questions but were too scared for fear of God’s wrath, so she decided to stand in proxy for them.

The letter boldly questioned the Adam and Eve story, which opened the door for religion to make women subservient to men.  It also questioned the whole battle between God and the devil, which we, God’s creation, are supposedly caught in between.  The letter further questioned God’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ character; on one hand loving the world so much that He sent His only son as a blood sacrifice for our ‘sins’.  Yet on the other hand, the bible portrays God as this vengeful, jealous figure who had anger management issues.  Not only did He strike people dead with plagues, famine and war whenever he felt like it, He also supported groups of people in raping, plundering and killing others and stealing their land and inheritance.  Suzanne couldn’t relate to this second character, as she had only experienced God as Pure, Unconditional Love.

She asked why, even after praying in the name of Jesus, meditating on His word, and even fasting sometimes, she still had so many needs.  She had hit rock bottom when she wrote the letter, which marked a turning-point in her life.  She desperately wanted to figure out how to get her life to work.

Now, the truth about the letter:

While the letter was brilliantly constructed, it wasn’t something I took any time to sit and think about; it was an inspired letter that was ‘auto-written’, meaning I didn’t have to think about what I was writing, just like my inspired poems ‘Jesus Never Left You’, “Call Me By My Name!” (Jehovah), and “Look to Me!” (God’s reply to Suzanne’s letter which also features in Year One):

Reading the letter, you might wonder why God would inspire such questions.  The truth is, God was simply responding to the questions many of us have been asking in our heads but haven’t verbalized, because we’ve been told ‘not to question the infallible Word of God’ – as if God no longer speaks.

It was only after asking these questions that I began to receive the answers, and learnt ‘the Truth’, which I’m now sharing with you through this Self-help novel.  In fact, I had not intention of ever sharing the letter publicly, but when I started writing Year One, I was led to include the letter.  My response was “Are You sure?”.  I felt as if I was putting my life on the line by sharing it in the book, but surprisingly, many people have said they’ve asked the same questions!

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Start your own journey of Self-discovery, Self-healing, and discovering True Love by reading Year One FREE!

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Visit the Events page for information of Book Signing & Discussion Events where we will discuss the topics raised in my Self-help books!  TOMORROW (Sunday 29th Jan tune into The Beat Radio between 11.30am-1pm where DJ Elayne will be interviewing me about both books!

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Just ONE WEEK to the Launch – BOOK your seat!

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You are invited to the Book Launch of my Revised Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘ (previously titled ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!’) and its sister-book ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger‘, taking place on Sunday 6th November at the newly refurbished Marcus Garvey Library in Tottenham!

Here’s a clip from the Book Launch of the First Edition:

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Pre-order your signed copy of  ‘Journey of a Sister’ for only £9.99 to reserve your seat! Haven’t read it yet?  Start the journey from Year One Free! (← click on the link to open PDF)

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Pre-order ‘Journey of a Sister‘ and ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger‘ together for only £14.99 (no postage) and pick them up at the Launch:

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Did you buy the First Edition books?

Buy the Second Editions for HALF PRICE!

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Bring your old books with you (or proof of purchase) to get the Revised books for 50% off! ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!’ has been re-titled ‘Journey of a Sister’ – and it includes TWO NEW CHAPTERS! (Years 12 & 13),  get yours for only £5  to find out what happened after…..

Here’s some of the feedback I received after the Book Launch of the First Edition:

“Thank You Cezanne for another fantastic event. It was very well attended, informative, healing, & it was also very nice to see so many Brothers in attendance, looking forward to reading the book, & the artwork that I won is absolutely beautiful…More power to you Sis” ~DebRose x (Founder of the Natural November National Tour see Events page for details)

“Excellent night! appreciated hearing the viewpoints of some of the brothers who contributed to “How to Get the Ring On Your Finger” albeit, some of their views may have been a bitter pill to swallow! The fact you gave us the opportunity to get together in one space discussing relationships etc. Is a credit to u. Give thanks continue to shine sis. Look forward to the next event. Peace & blessings” ~ Ashanti Michelle

The Aftermath: I will like to personally thank Cezanne for putting on such a magnificent night. It was such a pleasure becoming acquainted with so many Afro-Caribbean faces both old and new. The attendance was wonderful but even more so the contribution from the panel that included myself as well as the audience that in many ways became the panel. Their input was tremendous and the way you guys the audience welcomed my thoughts, clapped and smiled brought joy to a brothers heart so thank you for being so receptive. I would like to thank Cezanne once again for inviting me on this journey and giving me a seat on the panel. Hopefully we will have many more events like these because ‘How to get a ring on the finger’ is very important and not only are we talking a ring but commitment where in a generation that does or no longer exists. It’s about upbringing, it’s about changing a generational curse…”Author Darren Moxam

“Thank you for tonight Cezanne, had such an enjoyable and thought-provoking evening.  Great people, great vibes, great cause!  I really wish you all the best on your journey, you are really an inspiration to me and I’m sure many more.  Keep up the great work!  God
bless you x”  Siobhan

“OMD! If you missed this event, you simply missed out. Firstly let me thank Cezanne for her gracious talent and artwork you are truly a soul sis-Star and I was delighted to win your Blue Lotus artwork, it will take pride of place in my home. Darren Moxam you are magnetic and gifted with your words…in particular your response to my question about what a man looks for in a wife is enlightening. Yeah a man does want a best friend in his woman for sure.   I learned men want love just as much as a woman does and once they get it they will indeed cherish their soul mate you know the one they cannot live with out. I sat down and I listened to all the panel answered my question ‘what is the top three things you look for in a wife’? and their answers were precise and in chorus they are ultimately seeking a woman to understand them and love them unconditionally.  After tonight I am indeed ready for love and all that it brings I open my arms wide to receive it, not to squeeze it but to gently caress it and welcome love to my bosom. I am a woman strong, sexy and sassy, I vibrate and illuminate  After tonight my story is one of victory and strength in the stride of my thick thighs for I am the sum total made in the Creator’s image, perfect for the heart that is meant to love me, cherish and protect me. Tonight was not just about how to put a ring on your finger tonight was all about how to love you first. Be the love you want to receive” ~ Winsome Duncan

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Take part in the RAFFLE to win prints of my artwork, some of which have been hand-finished by my Self!  (e.g. Black Butterfly is finished with hand-applied diamentes for the stars).

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Read the FREE e-books ahead of the Book Launch, get your tickets quickly!

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It’s just 3 weeks to my Book Launch so I’m offering FREE DOWNLOADS on the e-books of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘ and its sister-book ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’, read them in advance, then come and join in the Discussion!  Your personally signed paperbacks are included in the ticket price! (£9.99 for ‘Journey of a Sister’, £7.99 for ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’, and £14.99 for them both!)

Journey of a Sister is  the familiar story of a young woman on her quest for ‘the Truth!’ about sex before marriage, the creative power of her thoughts, her African ancestry, and the his-story of the religion she had been indoctrinated into!  Start from Year One FREE  by clicking on the link to open the PDF!  (or download from Amazon below), also, Download Year Two FREE TODAY ONLY!

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Tomorrow, Year Three will be free to download, and so on.  This gives you the opportunity to preview the book before purchasing your SIGNED PAPERBACKS ahead of my Book Launch on Sunday 6th November!  Read the free e-books,then purchase your ticket for the event (your signed paperbacks are included in the ticket price)

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Borrow the whole e-book series of ‘Journey of a Sister’ from their lending library FREE!  Start from Year One:

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The SEQUEL (Years 12 & 13) is exclusively in the paperback!

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You can also get a FREE download of ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger‘ (which has contributions from over 30 brothers) when you subscribe, or you can borrow it from Amazon’s lending library FREE!

If you are unable to attend the Book Launch, you can still order your paperbacks and join me at a future Book Signing & Discussion Event!  Go to my previous post to pay for your books using Paypal!

To make sure you don’t miss any of the FREE downloads, ‘follow’ this blog!

Lastly, read the article in the Huffington Post about my work, courtesy of Katrina Young, who also helps with over 50’s Business Start Ups!

Hope to see you at the Book Launch!

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Blog Tour Day THREE: No TESTimony without a TEST!

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I’m getting all evangelistic today!

My article ‘No TESTimony without a TEST‘ was written exclusively for Mocha Girls Pit Stop, and was inspired by my poem “Look to Me!” which forms the foundation of the article.  I wrote the poem in 2001, at a time when I was feeling down, probably  depressed.  The poem was God’s Reply to my moaning and complaining.  See, I had such big visions and plans for my life, but at the time, I was a struggling single mother with two young ‘suns’.  I couldn’t see how I was going to get from where I was, to where I wanted to be.  The poem was simply me writing down what God was speaking to me in my spirit, and when I started writing my Self-help novel Journey of a Sister in 2010, I was led to include it in Year One!  It’s also the first track on my award-winning CD ‘Seeds of Love‘, which you’ll get FREE when you order your signed paperback before Tuesday!

Listen to it here:

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If you enjoyed reading Year One, help ME help YOU by ordering your signed paperbacks!  I only need 200 people to order their books before Tuesday to enable me to print them with my artwork in full colour, so YOU can benefit from the COLOUR THERAPY in them while you read! Click on the image below to order yours (please wait a few moments while it loads):

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Visit Mocha Girls Pit Stop to read my exclusive article No TESTimony without a TEST!

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P.S. If you missed days one and two of my Blog Tour, you can still read The Black Butterfly Effect and Why Am I Still Single?

Also, visit my Events Page for details of Events I’m taking part in leading up to my Book Launch! (I’m performing at the Black Cultural Archives this coming Wednesday!)

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Blog Tour DAY ONE! ‘The Black Butterfly Effect’

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Today is DAY ONE of my online Blog Tour!  Over the next 5 days you’ll be able to read exclusive articles I’ve written as a guest blogger for 6 other blogs;  today’s article is called ‘The Black Butterfly Effect‘, which compliments my painting ‘Black Butterfly‘:

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I actually found the topic ‘The Black Butterfly Effect‘ in an old journal I’d written back in 2012; at the time I was doing a ‘Mind Fast’ which inspired my writing.  The article I’ve written is adapted from my journal, and also includes the inspired poem I wrote around the same time!  Visit www.sheinspiredher.com to read it, and to listen to the poem!  If you enjoy the article, join me on my 30 Day Mind Fast which starts next January (I’ll be helping you prepare for it in between!)

Over the next 5 days of the Blog Tour you’ll also be able to read Year One of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ FREE!  The main character has a dream based on  ‘Black Butterfly’, and the theme running throughout the whole story is of transformation; I’m aiming to print the Revised Edition with my artwork in full colour so YOU can benefit from the COLOUR THERAPY in them, watch the video I put together this morning to explain!

Help ME help YOU by ordering your signed paperbacks before the end of the Blog Tour!

  1. Read Year One FREE! (← click on link to open PDF)
  2. If you identify with the story and want to continue the journey, order your SIGNED paperback – brothers, this is for you too!
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BONUS ARTICLE!  I only needed 5 articles for my Blog Tour, but I actually had 6 websites who wanted to take part, so I’ve included Caribdomain as a Bonus! Read my article ‘What’s in a Name? (all 5 days)

I hope to see you at one of my Book Signing & Discussion Events, where we will be discussing the topics raised in my Self-help books; you’ll get a FREE ticket to my Book Launch taking place in Central London on Sunday 6th November when you order Journey of a Sister in my campaign!

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P.S. Visit my Events Page for details of Events I’m taking part in, leading up to the Launch!

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