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!

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My Collaboration with a German Poet

When HeiligGeist DeutschChill contacted me on my Soundcloud  a year ago and asked if I’d collaborate on his prayer-poem ‘Silent Holy Knowing’, I thought “Why not?”

He’d produced the music for it, and wanted me to add the vocals.  We communicated mainly by email; he sent me the poem in Word text both in German and in English.    I asked him to record himself reciting the poem in German and English so I could get a feel of it, which he did – he didn’t know I would use them on the track!  🙂

I didn’t know him from Adam, and although I hadn’t been to church for years and my belief systems had changed, we didn’t let our different ideas on the concept of ‘God’ get in the way of us creating something beautiful together.

I told him I believed God wasn’t just a ‘He’ or a ‘Him’  (which he used quite a lot in his poem).   We debated the topic, but since it was his poem, written from his own belief system (why would a white man want to change his perception of God if it serves him, right?) I agreed to go along with it.  I come in about half way through:

This collaboration taught me that it’s possible to connect with anyone around the world in spirit, and not to allow your belief systems to prevent you from working with others with different beliefs to your own.

Another example of this was at a FREE event I attended recently called ‘Meet Your Genius’ held monthly by Ryan Pinnick.  We had to pair up with someone we didn’t know, and create a story together; Person A would say one paragraph, ending with “AND…” and Person B would have to pick up where person A left off.  I was teamed up with a young English lady, blonde hair, blue eyes.  The story we came up with (of a woman who lost her identity) was truly beautiful, and made me realize that no matter where we are in the world, no matter what our background, instrinically, we are all made up of the same stuff.

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There was a time when I would stay away from white people (no, seriously!) especially after learning how they treated my ancestors, but my universe is guiding me to be more open-minded.

I’ll always be pro-Black, but am keeping an open mind as to how I work with others on a spiritual level; I believe these two instances are lessons I am learning about the Truth of who we really are as a human race.

In my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’, the main character expands her consciousness to see every body as souls living in bodies, and realizes that if we don’t work together as a human race, we will self-destruct.

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I am fundraising to print the Revised Edition of my novel with my artwork in FULL COLOUR so you can benefit from the COLOUR THERAPY in them!  It also includes the SEQUEL (Years 12 & 13) which are not available in e-book format!  Pre-order your signed paperback HERE – I look forward to meeting you at one of my Book Signing & Discussion Events where we will discuss the topics raised in my Self-help books!  Haven’t started the journey yet?  Read Year One FREE!  ←  (click on the link to open PDF)

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Year Three: Mind…the Gap! (FREE DOWNLOAD)

For many years, I suffered with depression.  I went in and out of dark tunnels, searching for the glimpse of light at the end of each one.

I had constant self-defeating thoughts, hated the way I looked, and felt as if my life was pointless.  The birth of my two older ‘suns’ in 1992 and 1995 gave my life more meaning, but I still suffered from bouts of depression.  At times, it was so bad that I couldn’t even do simple things like open the curtains, or put the laundry in the washing machine.

Fortunately for me, I was not one to go running to the doctor’s for every little ailment, and when I did finally go, my G.P. housed an alternative homeopathic doctor who prescribed me a remedy called ‘chocolat’!

It did ease the symptoms, but the root cause of my issue was my THOUGHTS.  I didn’t know how to control the negative thoughts that were constantly bombarding my mind, causing me to have low self-esteem, to lack self-confidence, and to fail in life.

While I was a stay-at-home mum raising my suns, I put my Self through a series of Self-development programs, worked with Positive Affirmations to ‘re-program my mind’, and read lots of Self-development books.  Then in 2006, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a weekend seminar with Anthony Robbins.  I was eager to learn something that would help me deal with my negative thoughts once and for all, and I did.   He said “DEPRESSION is just a FANCY NAME for NEGATIVE THINKING PATTERNS”.  I had never considered that before.  Anthony went on to explain that thoughts are like trains; if you have a thought, another like-thought will come after it, then another, and before you know it, you will have a whole series of thoughts following one after the other.  If these are positive thoughts, you’ll remain feeling happy in a state of bliss.  But if they are negative thoughts, they can lead to sadness, stress, anxiety, anger and ultimately, depression.

I had a paradigm shift that weekend.

In 2007, I was about to fall asleep one spring evening when the image for my painting ‘Self Love’ flashed into my mind:

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It was as if my subconscious mind was telling me I needed to learn how to meditate.  Not long after, I was introduced to ‘Inner Space’ in Covent Garden, where I started attending meditation classes.  I learned that our thoughts are like seeds, and our mind is the garden.  In order to keep the garden of our mind well cultivated, we have to learn how to ‘weed out’ the negative thought-weeds, and replace them with positive thought-seeds.  My painting ‘Self Love’ illustrates that by rooting all our thoughts in LOVE, we can remain in a positive state of bliss.

The colours that I intuitively used to paint ‘Self Love’ also healed me from the symptoms of SAD, a form of depression caused by lack of natural sunlight! (see my Art page for more details).  I used this painting to illustrate Year Three of my Self-help novel Journey of a Sister, and also on the front cover of my poetry collection Seeds of Love.

Here’s an extract from Year Three, which features my poem Fertile Soil:

Meditate to Create

Suzanne liked the metaphor of the garden; she had learned first-hand from her own back garden how long flowers took to grow, compared to the weeds which sprang up quickly!  It was the same with her mind; her job was to cultivate her positive thought-seeds so they could blossom into flowers, by nipping her negative thought-weeds in the bud before they could spring up and stunt the growth of her flowers.

When a negative thought-weed sprung up, instead of watering (dwelling on) it, and letting it grow into more negative thoughts, she began practicing uprooting it and replacing it with a positive thought-seed.   So if she had a thought which suggested “I’m not good at that”, she would immediately uproot it and replace it with “I am good at that!”.

Suzanne learnt that all thoughts are either rooted in Love or fear, so she began focusing on planting seeds of Love in the garden of her mind.   A positive thought was rooted in Love, and a negative thought was rooted in fear – there was no other place for them to come from.  Learning how to meditate helped Suzanne to control her thoughts, which in turn helped her control her feelings.

Thoughts Create Feelings

During a class, Suzanne learned that by focusing on her solar plexus or ‘sun centre’ (located at the back of her stomach) she could instantly tell if she was thinking positively.  Good thoughts created good feelings.  If she had good feelings, like butterflies, she would be radiating positive energy.  If she was feeling bad, she would radiate negative energy. Depending on how she was feeling, she would attract people, situations and opportunities on that same frequency.

Her thoughts were creating her feelings, but her feelings were the fuel which made what she was thinking about, saying, and acting on happen even faster.  So her emotions were the real attractor factor!

…She ran a hot bath, adding some sea salt and lavender essential oil.  As she relaxed her body and mind in the water, words came floating to her.  She reached for her notebook and pen lying on the floor beside the bath.  By now, she knew to always be ready for when those bolts of inspiration struck:

I am fertile soil!

When I plant Seeds of Love in the garden of my mind

They’re gonna blossom…

 

Think of every THOUGHT you have as a SEED

The thoughts you sow, you will reap;

Thoughts rooted in Love will grow into beautiful flowers

While thoughts rooted in fear

will grow into fast-growing weeds!

 

“Every day is a seed to your future happiness,

success and well-being, so plant the seeds TODAY

for the FUTURE you want to see BLOSSOM!” 

Just remember, you reap what you sow…

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Needless to say, I no longer suffer from depression!

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Year Three is FREE to download TODAY!  Every Wednesday, I will be making a different ‘Year’ of Journey of a Sister FREE to download, leading up to the Book Launch!

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Next week, I’ll be sharing a technique from Year Four which has helped me ‘switch focus’ to avoid stress – don’t miss it!  ‘Follow’ this blog to receive an email to let you know when Year Four is FREE to download!

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Life is the JOURNEY, not the DESTINATION!

This Journey called ‘Life’  

 We are all on this journey called ‘life’, but we’re not all walking the same path.

Some of us follow a religion, some of us are Truth-seekers, some of us are free-thinkers, and some of us are just wandering through life aimlessly.

Where are you on your journey?

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I took the above photo in Finsbury Park, North London,  and as I was watching the sun set in a contemplative mood, I was inspired to write those words (my shortest poem ever!)

There was a time when I was striving really hard to make progress in life.  The more I strived towards financial freedom, the more I seemed to push it away.  At a recent 3-day workshop I attended called ‘Meet Your Genius’, I discovered something new about myself; I had been too focused on making money, instead of my mission,  which is to help my people break free from mental slavery,  find their purpose, and to live an authentic life, as I am.

Now I am living my life on purpose; I use my natural God-given talents of writing and art to heal my Self and others, and to inspire others to live their life ‘on purpose’ too.  I write effortlessly, create at my leisure, and live in the moment.  I try not to project my thoughts to the past or future, and enjoy the ‘present’ of life.

‘Life is the journey, not the destination’

Join me on the journey!

Writing my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ was initially a way for me to heal my Self;  it felt cathartic writing it. Then I realized that it gave others permission to be open and authentic about their own story (the story they have made up about themselves, why they can’t achieve, why they are not in a relationship, why…..), and to begin the process of Self-healing as well.  What stories do you tell yourself?

The good thing is, you can always re-write your story, and re-create your Self and your life the way you choose it to be, not the way others tell you it should be.  If you need help with this process, start by reading Year One of ‘Journey of a Sister’ FREE!

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Faith, Love & Sex…but the Greatest of these is LOVE!

‘Journey of a Sister’ is the story of a young woman on her 11-year 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! 

Embark on your own personal journey of Self-discovery, Self-healing, and discovering True Love! This sensational story breaks some unspoken taboos in a thought-provoking yet enlightening way that thousands of women and men can relate to: 

“…It spoke to me on SOOOO many levels – it was as though you were writing about my experience at times. The church thing is SOOOO on point!!! While experiencing a range of emotions, I wondered, pondered, shrieked, gasped and almost wept when I came to the end!  And please God…any chance of meeting someone like Charles??” ~ Silverlox Fox, London

“…I must confess, this is the first time I will be coming across a work challenging a lot of the childhood indoctrination I grew up with, yet written in a pleasant, indisputable, un-put-down-able, and suspense-filled manner. Talk about intellectually-stimulating and pleasurable rolled into one!” ~ A. Ibiyomi, Nigeria (male)

“I really love this book. I would wait in anticipation to read it every day. The story was beautiful. Anyone who is stepping into their spiritual self, I highly recommend reading this book. You will have a lot of “Ah Ha” moments, relating what you are going through or have experienced along your journey. I know I will read it again” ~ S. Dominique, USA

(You can read more reviews on the Books page!)

Don’t miss out on the free download of Year One, and feel free to share with your friends, family and on social media!

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Do you feel happy in the summer and SAD in the winter?

It’s that time of year again, where the days are shorter, the nights are longer, and we get much less sunlight.

This can lead to a condition called ‘SAD’ (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a form of depression caused by lack of natural sunlight.  We get Vitamin D naturally from the sun’s rays, which helps produce seratonin and gives us the ‘feel good’ factor.  When we don’t get enough vitamin D, we can feel lethargic, unmotivated, moody, and prone to sleeping a lot. (I call it ‘going into hibernation’)

Many people are mis-diagnosed with depression and prescribed pharmaceutical drugs, when all they need is a good dose of sunlight!  I used to suffer from SAD, but discovered a way to heal myself using Color Therapy – ever since I painted my collection ‘Nature’s Art’ and hung them on my walls, I don’t feel ‘SAD’ at all!

Since I’m going to be in cold, grey England for the next couple of months, I keep my painting ‘Self Love’ on the wall at the foot of my bed; it’s the first thing I see in the morning, and the last thing I see at night:

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 The vibrant colors really do have a positive effect on my mind and emotions, and I’m sure it will work for you too!  For more details on how the Colour Therapy used in my paintings can help lift your mood and emotions visit my Art Page.

I used ‘Self Love’ to illustrate Year Three of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ where she discovers the creative power of her thoughts, and learns how to ‘Meditate to Create’.  8 of my paintings which incorporate Colour Therapy have been used to illustrate the story, so you’ll be healing your Self in more ways than one!  

Visit my Book Page to read reviews, to download the e-book, or to pre-order your personally signed paperback, which will be printed in FULL COLOUR! 

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Why Change the Title?

When I returned from Ghana in March I thought I’d finished revising my novel.

When I published Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual! in 2011, I was eager to share everything I’d been learning about the creative power of the mind, Universal Laws, and the his-story of the religion I’d been indoctrinated into.  I though this new way of thinking was finally going to help me to begin creating my life how I wanted it to be.

But 4 years later, I’d made little progress financially.  This made me go back to my Creator and ask “So what was all this about?”.  Well, this opened up a whole new can of worms!

If you’ve read the book, in the first chapter I was questioning God about the Fall of Lucifer story, and why God had allowed Lucifer and his ‘minions’ to corrupt His creation (us).  This to me, was the root cause of all the world’s problems today (and mine, as I’d been taught in church).

I haven’t watched tell-lie-vision in over 10 years, so I wasn’t up to speed on current affairs.  But I started watching YouTube videos about the Illuminati and the New World Order agenda.  I learnt that many pop stars and film stars were selling their soul to the devil for fame and fortune, and that the Luciferian agenda was to do away with all religions and create one New religion: Luciferianism – in other words, they want us all to worship Lucifer, like them!

If you watch mainstream TV or listen to mainstream music, you’ll notice that everything ungodly is promoted, even down to sexualizing children.  Most of it is so subtle that you don’t pick it up on a conscious level, but it goes through to your subconscious mind.  I watched YouTube videos where film and pop stars admitted openly to selling their soul to the devil, to being possessed so they could perform better, and to worshiping Satan.

As you can imagine, I panicked at first, but then I realized the importance of my book even more.

The ‘powers that be’ are using our minds (mass consciousness) to achieve their goals, and religion is one of their greatest tools for mind control.  The biggest issue single Christians have to deal with is the ‘no sex before marriage’ rule.  As a single black woman, the chances of getting married are something like 10-1.  As a Christian woman, what do you do?  Well, I discovered that ‘fornication’ doesn’t actually mean ‘sex before marriage’, and I’ve explained what it DOES mean in the revised version of my book!  There are some other major changes I’ve made, but I urge you to read the original version first, as some of the information I’ve taken out in order to keep the word count around the same.

The revised version will have a new title and cover design (watch this space!).  I decided to change the title to appeal to a wider market, including the church.

You can still get the original version in glossy PAPERBACK on LULU.COM

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Join me in Grenada for the Self Love Retreat 2-6 May 2016!

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Treat your Self to 5 days of pure self-indulgence on this 5 day retreat with me where we will nurture our Selves both inside and out!  For more information see my previous post

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Nurture Your Inner Child in Carriacou! 25 April-1st May 2017

Learning to re-parent ourselves and re-connect with our inner child is one of the most wonderful gifts we can give ourselves in adulthood.

Join me on the sunny isle of Carriacou (off the coast of Grenada) 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 all have the ability to be creative.  However, somewhere between childhood and adulthood we often ‘lose it’, but your inner child is somewhere inside crying out to be heard!

Would you like me to take you through the same processes I used to unblock as a writer and artist?  Then join me for the holiday of a lifetime in Carriacou from Tuesday 25th April to (Bank Holiday) Monday 1st May 2017!  This is essentially a 7-day holiday, with 4 days of workshops thrown in (you can do as much or as little as you like!). You will return home with something you have created, and the tools to keep your creative juices flowing!   This holiday will coincide with the Carriacou Maroon Festival, three days of music, dance and fun!  

The workshops are not rigid; the idea is for you to learn to ‘let go’ and let your inner child be free.  I will be on hand to guide you through this process, and I’ll also be giving you a few exercises to try before the holiday, e.g. writing your Morning Pages, and your weekly ‘Artist’s Dates’.  These will help you get in touch with your inner child before we meet!

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I will also teach you the benefits of Colour Therapy so you can choose the right colours  for your own Self-healing (I healed myself from the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder with Colour Therapy). You will return home with something you’ve created  that you can put on your wall, or turn into a gift for a loved one!  I will be providing all materials so all you have to do is show up!

The ‘Nurture Your Inner Child‘ Retreat will held at the Green Roof Inn, a small guest house with a secluded beach in  Carriacou, which is about an hour boat ride from Grenada.   The twin rooms have a sea view, and we won’t be disturbed!

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The total cost of the ‘Nurture Your Inner Child’ Retreat is only £799 (N.B. Flights must be booked separately).There are only 8 PLACES AVAILABLE in order for me to ensure you receive individual attention, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Secure your place by paying £100 deposit with easy monthly payments thereafter (full payment must be made by February 2017)

This is a mixed holiday, unlike The Self Love Retreat which is for women only.

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Join me in Grenada for the Self Love Retreat! (2-6 May 2017)

Join me at the 5* Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa  where we will enjoy 5 days of inner and outer Self-indulgence!

Give your Self 5* Treatment – you deserve it!

If you’ve read my novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ you will appreciate the importance of The Self Love Retreat!  This will be 5 days of self-nurturing,  pampering, speaking lovingly to your Self (Positive Affirmations), Creative Visualization, and raising our levels of aspirations, to get what we want out of life!  If you want the best, give the best to your Self first!

The total cost of the Self Love Retreat is £1,100 which includes:

  • Private transfers to and from Grenada’s airport

  • 5* accommodation for 5 days/4 nights

  • Welcome cocktail and in suite snacks on arrival

  • Breakfast served on your suite’s balcony or on the beach

  • Afternoon tea

  • Complimentary Wireless internet facilities

  • 3 Days ‘Self Love’ workshops with Cezanne

  • Spa Day

  • Unlimited use of tennis courts

  • Complimentary fitness facility

    N.B. FLIGHTS MUST BE BOOKED SEPARATELY

Day One: Meeting like-minded women (this is an important part of the week, as you will choose who you wish to share your room with!)

Day 2: Workshop: Mirror Work and Self Love Talk

Day 3: Workshop: Be Good to Your Self Intentions (recorded)

Day 4: Workshop: Plan Your Self-Love Journey

Day 5: Spa Day!

Spa Package Includes:

  • One full body massage per person

  • One pedicure per person

  • One facial per person

  • Heath consultation per person

  • Complimentary fitness session per person

  • Spa lunch menu

You will also be welcome to join me for ‘Dancercise’ each morning (nothing too strenuous, just stretching to music!) and sitting in ‘The Silence’.  The workshops are a maximum of 4 hours each, so there will be plenty of time for you to go to the beach, go sight-seeing, or souvenir shopping!

A £250 deposit will secure your place with easy monthly payments thereafter (full payment must be paid by end of February 2017).  To express your interest use the Contact Form below!

This holiday is for WOMEN ONLY; I am also running a mixed retreat called ‘ Nurture Your Inner Child‘ in Carricou, use the Contact Form below to express your interest for either of these great holidays where I will be giving personal one-to-one attention!

This could be just what you needed, you’re worth it!

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What if God is a Black Woman?

This week I collaborated with a German poet (a Christian) and put my vocals to his music and Prayer Poem Silent Holy Knowing.  We connected on a soul level that trascended colour, but I noticed he always referred to God as HE and HIM, so I had to ask if he really believed that God was a man.  He said he KNOWS.  That got me thinking.

I grew up in a Christian home, and accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour was of utter importance.  We had pictures around the house of Jesus on the cross etc; our ‘Saviour’ was supposedly a white man.  As I grew older and began developing my own relationship with my Creator, I started to question a lot of what I’d been taught to believe.

When we were growing up, if we asked our mother questions about the bible like “What if Jesus isn’t the only way to God?” or “What if we don’t go to heaven when we die?”  she’d reply “You’re going to What if yourself into hell!” 

In my thirties, as an unmarried Christian mother of two young boys (I fornicated and had them ‘out of wedlock’) I began being inspired to write inspirational poetry based on scriptures.  This is one of them, it’s about recognizing the Source of all my gifts and talents:

 

But what if God isn’t a white male? What if God looks like me?

After all, didn’t King James and those who constructed the bible (from ancient manuscripts) commission the artist Michaelangelo to paint pictures of Jesus and the other bible characters to look like them? So why can’t I think of God as being a Black Woman?

Makes sense to me.  I mean, if God is a Spirit and colour doesn’t matter, why have they (the religious establishment) gone through so much trouble to remove images of the Black Christ and Black Madonna and replaced them with white images?  If God is white, and our Saviour is white, that makes the white man God, right?  So if Black people must think of their Saviour as white, think of the psychological implications of that….

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It’s not a coincidence that the poem we collaborated on (which he wrote) was all about being in ‘The Silence’.  But I haven’t heard from him since I told him that I believe that we are ALL ‘God in the flesh’ and that I got the revelation of the scripture ‘Be still….and KNOW….that I…AM…GOD!‘ during a two-hour session of sitting in ‘The Silence’……

‘Silent Holy Knowing’ a Prayer Poem by HeiligGeist DeutschChill feat. Cezanne Poetess:

 

Coincidentally, both these poems will help you connect with ‘The Source’!

Stay blissed!

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I’m going on a 3-month Writer’s Retreat to Ghana in November, so I’m selling off my paintings at mad prices to raise funds for my trip!  If you’ve been admiring my paintings, now you can get one at a fraction of its original cost! Go HERE for details!

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You can learn more about the Colour Therapy & Symbolism used in my paintings by visiting my Art Page.

What Do Men Really Want? and ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’ 

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My Collaboration with a German Poet

I wouldn’t normally update my blog in the middle of the week, but I’ve had an interesting few days and I wanted to tell you all about it!

Over the weekend, I received a friend request on Facebook from a man in Germany called ‘HeiligGeist DeutschChill‘.  I don’t normally accept request from random people, but I saw that he was married, a Christian, and living in Germany so I thought “Why not?”

He inboxed me some music he had produced, and I sent him the link to my Soundcloud so he could listen to some of my Christian poems.  He liked them, and asked if I could put my voice to some of his music.  He said he’s been looking for a singer for the last 4 years, so I told him I’m more of a Spoken Word Artist than a Singer!  Anyway, he emailed me the track, with the lyrics that he wanted me to sing to.  He also sent me a voice recording of him reciting the poem, and since he had written the poem in both English and German, I asked him to send me a recording of him reciting the poem in German as well.  This was on Sunday.  We connected spiritually, and I was so inspired by the music and words that I worked on it all day on Monday, and this is the result which turned out to be a very meditative track:

This was a major paradigm shift for me because I never considered that the ‘white male’ would be someone I could work with.  It was only recently that I ‘opened my mind’ to working outside of the ‘black conscious community’.

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I directed him to where he could read Year One of my Self-help novel ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual! FREE, and after reading it, he was inspired to write this poem:

Transformation
A Prayer Poem
By Heilig Geist (inspired by Cezanne Poetess)

What is the
Meaning of life
Asking in
Deep contemplation

Getting to the
Bottom of the
Real important
Things and issues

The deepest desire
Developing a deep
Relationship to
GOD

But how to get
How to go
How to ask
How to think

Reading the bible
No
Praying with words
No

Serving HIM
Desiring HIM
Crying for HIM
Going to church for HIM

No
Nope
No
Nope

It´s feeling HIM
Opening the heart
Opening the spirit
Opening all for HIM

Being one
With HIM
With You
With nature

Feeling
The wonder
Of HIS creation
Of HIS nature

This is a
Transformation
For me – from
Thinking to feeling

A new born
Faithful
Deep believing
Christian

Hallelujah and

Amen!

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Was ist der
Sinn des Lebens
Fragend in
Tiefer Kontemplation

Vordringen bis auf den
Grund der
Wirklich wichtigen
Dinge und Themen

Die tiefste Sehnsucht nach einer
Entwicklung einer tiefen
Beziehung zu
GOTT

Aber wie bekomme ich heraus
Wie es weiter geht
Wie man weiter fragt
Wie man denkt

Lesen der Bibel
Nein
Beten mit Worten
Nein

Ihm dienend
Nach IHM wünschend
Für IHN weinend
Für IHN in die Kirche gehend

Nein
Nicht
Nein
Nicht

Es ist IHN zu fühlen
Das Herz zu öffnen
Den Geist zu öffnen
Alles für IHN zu öffnen

Eins sein
Mit ihm
Mit dir
Mit der Natur

Das Erfühlen
Des Wunders
Seiner Schöpfung
Seiner Natur

Dies ist eine
Transformation
Für mich – vom
Denken zum Fühlen

Ein neu geborener
Treuer
Tief gläubiger
Christ

Halleluja und

Amen!

When I finished writing the novel in 2011, I knew I wasn’t where the main character was in the story; she reached a point where she began to view every body as a Divine Spirit living in a human body.  I was still hung up on the black-white issue, the effects of slavery on Black people, and such like.  I’m still not 100% free of this mindset, but the lesson this has taught me is to keep an open mind, and to be open to all opportunities that come my way.

I feel another collaboration coming on!

Stay blissed!

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Touching the Heart…through Art!

MAD ART SALE!

P.S. Check out my 7-day Mad Art Sale where you can pick up one of my ORIGINAL paintings at a fraction of its original cost! go HERE for details!

Apart from the Exhibition, I’m also performing at an event on 8th Oct called ‘What Do Men Really Want?’,  I’m also hosting my last Book Signing & Discussion event for this year on 21st Oct, visit my Events Page for details!

Read my blog post Who Am I? to commemorate Black History Month!

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