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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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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,

 

 

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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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What is YOUR Subconscious Programming? (Part 3)

Ok, let’s use another metaphor; think of your subconscious mind as a computer; a computer runs on a PROGRAM, or on various programs.  Until it’s programmed, it can do nothing.  A young child’s mind is like an un-programmed computer.

While I was going through the process of figuring out my mind in order to get it to work properly, I discovered that children go through what’s known as the ‘imprint period’, between the ages of 0-7.  Whatever they’re told repeatedly during this period becomes their subconscious programming. This subconscious programming is very difficult to change after the imprint period.  That’s why Frederick Douglas said “It’s much easier to raise strong children, than to mend broken adults”, and why the bible says “Train up a child in the way it should go, and when it is old, it will not depart from it”.  These are two examples of how deep this programming goes.

Now what if you were programmed for failure, like I was?

My programming at home was ‘You’re ugly, you’re worthless, you’re good-for-nothing, you don’t deserve it (whatever I wanted), and ‘not good enough’ (anything that I did)’.  Then on top of that I went to church every week where I was programmed to beLIEve I was born in sin,  was a was a poor, wretched sinner, was unworthy, and that I needed to be washed white as snow by a white savior in order to feel good about myself.  I’m not saying this to name or shame anyone, I’m simply sharing what I found when I dug deep into my subconscious mind, to get to the ROOT CAUSE of my issues.  So by the time I was in my early twenties, I had low self-esteem, didn’t believe in myself or my God-given talents, was a blocked writer and artist, suffered from severe bouts of depression, had mental breakdowns, and was even suicidal; I didn’t think my life was worth living.  Obviously I didn’t kill myself, but I thought about it enough times!

After the birth of my second sun, I knew I had to fix up; it wasn’t just my life at stake anymore, I had two little people to think about as well.  So I started the process of Self-healing.  This was back in the 90’s.  At the time, Anthony Robbins was all the rage on the Self-development scene; I read his books, listened to his CD’s, and even attended one of his seminars. I also read lots of other Self-development books like ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ by David J. Schwartz,  ‘As a Man Thinketh’ by James Allen, ‘Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway’ by Susan Jeffers, and ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron.  They all began to show me the creative power of my mind.  But it was in 2007 when ‘The Secret‘ had exploded on the scene, that I really began to take control of my thoughts.  At the time I was homeless; I’d sent my 3 suns to live with their fathers, and was at my lowest point ever. Yet this was my biggest opportunity to change my life for GOOD.  I started learning how to meditate, and as a result, I unblocked as a writer and artist, painted 11 paintings, published three books, and wrote and recorded over 30 poems, all of which were creative expressions of what I was learning at the time – the creative power of my  mind.  But something else extraordinary began to happen; I began to access my super-conscious mind.

What is your super-conscious mind, and how do you access it?

I would say that your super-conscious mind is the part of you that’s connected to your Source.  You can only access your super-conscious mind through your sub-conscious mind.  Think of it like this:

Your conscious mind is on ground level, your sub-conscious mind is underground, and your super-conscious mind is way up in the skies…. What does this remind you of?  You’re right, a tick!  (Maybe Nike knows something we don’t – well, we do now!)  I didn’t learn this from anywhere, it came to me while I was writing this ARTicle,  I was like, WOW!  But where did this idea come from?  My super-conscious mind.  I have a tendency to auto-write, which means, I’m not really thinking about what I’m writing – I’m not consciously making it up, I simply allow it to come through me; much like how this ARTicle was written (It was originally meant to be a speech).  I also wrote 46,000 words of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ that way, and they formed the most beautiful story-line!  I didn’t sit down and construct the beginning, middle and end, like they teach you to do in Creative Writing classes, I let the story unfold by itself.  These are examples of how I use my super-conscious mind. So in order to access your super-conscious mind, you need to go down into your sub-conscious mind, which means your conscious mind needs to be put to rest.  This is the purpose of meditation, or relaxation.  If your mind is constantly on the go, you won’t be able to access your super-conscious mind.  If you allow yourself to be distracted by the tv, radio, phone calls, internet etc, you won’t be able to access your super-conscious mind.  Let me give you another example: One day I was lying on the sofa in a state of deep relaxation.  I wasn’t meditating, I was listening to one of my favourite indie groups, Fertile Ground. As I listened to their track (also called ‘Fertile Ground’) with my eyes closed, I was drifting in between sleep and consciousness – when all of a sudden this image just flashed in my mind:

It was only for a split second, but it was as if it left an impression on my mind, because I was able to get up and draw all the details. Now, I know this image didn’t come from ME, because I wasn’t even able to relate to it at first!  It took around 3 months for me to get around to painting it, because I found her big belly a bit off-putting; I certainly wasn’t feeling broody, and I’m not keen on the idea of a ‘white wedding’ either.  Yet ‘Love Bump‘ now illustrates Year 11 of ‘Journey of a Sister‘!

I didn’t think up the whole composition, so where did it come from?  I had accessed the Universal Mind (where all ideas reside) through my super-conscious mind, because my conscious mind was laid to rest.  I was drifting in and out of sleep, so my sub-conscious mind was dominant, and somehow, I had connected with my super-conscious (probably with the aid of the music I was listening to).

Now the title of this blog series is ‘Use Your Subconscious Mind to Create the Life YOU Choose’.  I had set an intention long before doing my paintings, writing my books, or recording my poetry, to buy my house with cash.  Once I set the intention, I began to be in-spired and to attract everything I needed to help me reach my goal.  It didn’t happen overnight…I’ve been at this for over 15 years.

Yes, there’s a process.

So let’s get back to the metaphor of the mind being a garden; there are different types of seeds you can plant, some take longer to blossom and bloom than others – the process doesn’t happen overnight – sometimes I wondered if it even really worked at all!  But each time I questioned the process, I was reminded that I didn’t plant a flower, I’d planted a TREE.

Most people would have given up by now, but what else could I do? Go and get a 9-5 job? That would never help me reach my goal!  Go back to uni and get a degree in creative writing or art? I’ve always dropped out of classes because they stifled my free-spirited way of creating.

I just had to trust the process….

In the last part of this series, I’m going to share with you how I re-program my subconscious mind for success, and how you can more easily do the same,  click here to read it!

Continue the journey!

I’ve shared everything I’ve discovered about the power of our mind in my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘, order yours today! (or get one for a friend, they make great gifts!)

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Plant your MONEY Seed – I Am Fertile Soil!

The Law of Nature says you reap what you sow!  You can’t plant an apple seed and expect oranges!  If you want more money, you have to plant a money seed, this is your opportunity to plant in FERTILE SOIL, your contribution will help me be able to offer subsidized places on The Self Love Retreat, plant your seed into The Self Love Retreat Fund – happy blossoming!

Join me on The Self Love Retreat (women only) or the Nurture Your Inner Child Retreat (mixed) in November 2018 where I’ll be taking you through some of the process I used to develop confidence and self-esteem, to unlock my creative potential, and to discover my destiny! Go here for details

In your service,

 

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The Mboka Literary Festival, Gambia

I’ve been in the Gambia since November the 30th, where I facilitated the first Self Love Retreat; I’ve also been editing a book on African Wholistic Health, writing, and doing book signings!

I had the pleasure of taking part in The Mboka Literary Festival (even though I wasn’t on their program) where I had a stand at their Books, Art and Crafts fair, held at the Senegambia Hotel.  I met a lovely siSTAR there who was quick in capturing ‘the moment’:

(the voice behind the camera – and brothas, she’s single!)

I didn’t tell her to say I was a famous author but I receive it lol.  I also had the opportunity to talk with some youth about my book, and to performed my poem ‘Who Am I?‘ which I wrote back in 2005 when I first discovered that my roots were in Africa:

The festival has been a wonderful bonus to my work-holiday, and to top it off, I also had the pleasure of meeting the legendary dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, who was the main act on the bill for the Festival – I saw him perform live at the Ebunjan Theatre, only his poetry wasn’t accompanied by the dub music which he’s famous for!

I’m grateful to be avoiding the cold, English weather, but I’m missing my 3 ‘suns’, and would have loved for them to been able to join me over the new year period – I’m working towards them being able to join me anywhere I am in the world!  This is my process of Self-actualization (creating my life on my own terms).  While here, I’ve been inspired to write my first speech on the topic! It’s called ‘Use Your Subconscious Mind to Create the Life YOU Choose’, which I’m aiming to have finished, memorized and recorded before the next Self Love Retreat is due to start next month!  My universe has supported me by introducing me to a videographer (a UK brother who’s been living in the Gambia for the last 12 years),  While writing the speech I was inspired to create a video for my poem ‘Fertile Soil’ which happens to support what my speech is all about; it explains how your subconscious mind is the fertile soil into which your thought-seeds are planted, and is illustrated by two of my paintings:

My books are being well received here in the Gambia, especially as there’s so many UK peeps living here!

Zora (loctitian, on the right) posted this about Journey of a Sister on her Facebook page:

“Purchase this book to all strong woman with a substance in life! Have you ever read a bk dat you jus dont want to finish read cause it sweet e sweet e sweet dats me rite now plze try get this book now i got my bk here but you can get it online !! Dat a one me nuhh”

Order yours TODAY!

There are just over 50 copies of the Limited Edition paperbacks with my artwork in colour, order yours TODAY – UK ONLY, if you’re outside the UK order your book from >> LULU << (ships worldwide)

Read more Reviews, or download the e-book from the Books page! (Amazon Prime members can borrow the e-book series from their lending library FREE!)

Read my Review on The Self Love Retreat and join me on the next one 23 Feb to 1st March – it’s not too late!  (this is the last one in the Gambia, more are being organized in other countries). You’ll get a signed paperback of Journey of a Sister when you arrive!

Hope to see you here!

 

 

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Join us at the Launch of the Kings & Queens Book Tour! (Sun 1st Oct)

The Kings and Queens Book Tour starts next week! Come and learn the secret science to Black Male & Female Relationships!  Have you got your tickets? They’re going fast!

I’ve invited TC Carrier, author of ‘The Secret Science of Black Male & Female Sex‘ and King Kevin Dorival, author of ‘7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire‘ to join me from the USA, to share some important information that will help us elevate ourselves as a commUNITY, and regain our rightful positions in society!  This is no joke…

As I was writing the First Edition of my Self-help novel (then titled ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!) I woke up in the middle of the night and ‘auto-wrote’ the scene where Suzanne and Charles performed their first sex ritual.  By the following year they went on to build a multi-million pound business!  46,000 words of my novel were ‘channelled’, which meant I didn’t have to think about what I was writing, it came through me rather than from me.  When I published the e-book on Amazon, I did a search for it (as you do when you’re a new author!) and TC’s book ‘The Secret Science of Black Male & Female Sex‘ came up beside it as ‘recommended reading’.

I was curious so I ordered it, and lo and behold, his book explained the whole science behind what I thought I’d made up!  It took me a few years to get in contact with TC, and I was ecstatic when he agreed to come to London to share this knowledge with our commUNITY!

King Kevin Dorival contacted me last year and asked me to write the Foreword for his book ‘7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire‘.

I was happy to, as the King/Queen theme run heavily through my books, art and poetry!

(My painting ‘My King’ features in Year Five of my Revised book, now titled ‘Journey of a Sister’)

King Kevin had also referenced TC’s book in his, so I invited them both together, to join me in getting this important information into our commUNITY, is this is the key to us elevating our relationships and re-building our empires! Our ancestors built great civilizations by harnessing their sexual energy and using it to create.  In order to regain our rightful positions in this world, me must get back to practicing these ancient rituals!

I now truly believe that this is the reason why there’s a covert operation to keep the Black Man and Woman apart – because we’re powerful together, when we’re operating on a high level of consciousness! (this relates to the crown chakra, hence the title of the tour).

If you have a religious mindset, the very word ‘ritual’ might seem off-putting, but as I explained in my novel, the word ritual is found in spiritual!

In today’s society, the sexual act has been degraded, and we’ve been taught to dissipate our sexual energy instead of harnessing it.  Most people only operate from their lower, animalistic nature when having sex.  But did you know that there’s ‘another level’ you can reach in your sex and spirituality?  This is what you will learn when you join us on the Kings and Queens Book Tour.  On Thursday 5th October from 6-9pm TC Carrier will be doing a Lecture on ‘The Secret Science of Black Male & Female Sex‘ – don’t miss it!

On the same day from 2-5pm, King Kevin Dorival will be running a workshop to help you identify what type of Queen you are, so you can attract the right type of King.  Each of these workshops are only £15, attend both for just £25.00 (use the same link to book individual workshops).

Join us at the Launch on Sunday 1st October!

Meet the Authors at the Launch of the Kings & Queens Book Tour on Sunday 1st October, 1-3pm at 146 Queen Victoria Street, Blackfriars.  I will be interviewing TC and King Kevin, and this will also be your opportunity to ask us any questions!  The topic will be “What does it mean to be a King or a Queen?” reserve your  ticket now – limited seating, all we ask for is a donation towards the tour to cover travel, accommodation, and meals etc.  Myself, TC and Kevin have so far used our own resources to put this tour together, any amount whether small or large will be greatly appreciated!  From 4-7pm both authors will be on the Panel at the Kings & Queens United event (same venue), your ticket price includes a meal, to book yours >> click on this link <<

TC and King Kevin will sign your books at the Launch, order them online if possible so you can read them ahead of the tour.  You can order your signed paperback of ‘Journey of a Sister’ below, with FREE postage in the UK:

For full details of the whole tour, and for tickets to all events (some are by donation only) go >> HERE <<

Are you a King looking for your Queen?  These will be the perfect place to find one!  Are you a couple?  Come and learn how to take your relationship to the next level!

Watch this video made by TC Carrier:

Watch this video made by King Keving:

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Join us on the Kings and Queens Book Tour (London) 1-8 Oct!

Black History Month is an opportunity to explore how our past has affected the way we relate to each other today, and what we can do to heal, so that we can reclaim our greatness!  Our ancestors built great civilizations, and the key to us rebuilding our empires is buried in our DNA.  How did they do it?  It was connected with their sexual energy. In today’s society, we are taught to dissipate our sexual energy, instead of harnessing this powerful creative force.

I have invited two authors from the USA to join me on the Kings and Queens Book Tour, (1-8 Oct), which will cover North, South, East and West London!

 King Kevin Dorival is author of ‘7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire‘ (I wrote the Foreword), and TC Carrier is author of ‘The Secret Science of Black Male and Female Sex‘.   Their books compliment my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘, and all 3 books will help YOU on your own journey of Self-discovery and Self-healing, and help you re-member your power as a melanin-rich being!

What does it mean to be a King or a Queen? (How can you tell if you are one)  How do you become one? (if you’re not already) What TYPE of Queen are you?  (so you can attract the right type of King), What happens when a King finds a Queen?  (What can they achieve together)

Come and find out in a series of Book Signing & Discussion Events, Workshops, and Lectures!  (This will also be an opportunity to meet other Kings and Queens, or King and Queens in the making).  The schedule is as follows:

Sunday 1st Oct, 146 Great Queen Street, Blackfriars EC1V 1-3pm (FREE – donations welcome)

Join us at the Launch of the Kings & Queens Book Tour, where you’ll be able to meet both authors for the first time – and myself of course! I will be interviewing King Kevin and TC Carrier, and this will also be your opportunity to ask them any questions!  The topic of discussion will be ‘What Does it Mean to be a King or a Queen?‘  Come and join in the discussion! Monies cannot be collected at the venue, so if you would like to make a contribution to the Kings & Queens Book Tour, please do so when you  >> Book your tickets here <<  (will go towards travel, accommodation, meals, filming, photography, marketing etc.)

Straight after this event, both authors will be on the Panel at the Kings and Queens United relationship event from 4-7pm (same venue), your ticket includes a meal!  For more info and to book >> click on this link <<

Monday 2nd Oct 5-7.30pm, Hackney Central Library, E8  (FREE – donations welcome)

Join us for a Book Signing & Discussion Event of ‘7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire‘ and ‘The Secret Science of Black Male and Female Sex‘.  Order your copies by clicking on the links, read them in advance, so you can join in the discussion!  >> Reserve your free ticket  << (booking essential, consider making a donation to the Kings & Queens Book Tour)

Wednesday 4th Oct 5.30-7.30pm, Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham N15 (FREE, donations welcome)

This event is focused on King Kevin and TC Carrier’s other books ‘Courage to Believe‘, and ‘Black Son Rising; Re-awakening the Warrior DNA in Black Men.  This session is ideal for men and youth, not to say queens can’t attend! (especially if you’re raising princes).  Both Kevin and TC are youth mentors in the USA,  and are keen to connect with the youth in our community, especially those who are struggling with the system.  It would be a good idea to purchase your books online and read them before the session; If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow both e-books from their lending library FREE!   Order the paperbacks in advance, read them so you can join in the discussion, and they’ll sign them for you on the day!

Thursday 5th Oct 2-5pm, 6-9pm, Ankh Wellbeing Centre, W12 (£15-£25)

These are more intimate workshops with each author; from 2-5pm join King Kevin in a Workshop to identify What Type of Queen Are You?  Knowing your Queen Type will help you can attract the right type of King! Then between 6-9pm TC Carrier will be doing a Lecture on his book ‘The Secret Science of Black Male & Female Sex‘.

The Ankh Wellbeing Centre will be serving delicious vegan food, which you can purchase in the break.

If you work full time, consider booking the afternoon off work so you can attend both sessions!  Save £5 when you book both, only £25! (instead of £30).  >> Book here <<

Friday 6th Oct 6-8.30pm, Chestnuts Community Centre, N15  (£5 in advance, £7 otd)

In conjunction with Find Your Voice (bro Dougie from SLR radio), this evening is an open Discussion on the topic ‘What Can a King and Queen Achieve Together?‘  We will be exploring how our ancestors built great civilizations, and what we need to do to reclaim our greatness!  Surprisingly, within all the Black ‘conscious’ organizations I encountered in our commUNITY, none of them were doing this! >>  Book your tickets here <<  All our books will be on sale, but you are advised to purchase online so you can be more informed to join in the discussion! (See links to purchase books below)

Saturday 7th Oct 2-9pm @ Maat Centre, Tottenham N17 (£5-£8)

This is a full day event which includes a Youth Session from 2-4pm, Entertainment from 5-6pm, Book Signing & Discussions from 6-9pm, and Networking!

2-4pm Youth Session: Courage to Believe/Black Son Rising (£5 in adv, £7 otd)

We are inviting community organizations who work with our youth (especially those being let down by the system) to bring them along.  Both TC Carrier and Kevin Dorival are youth mentors in the USA, and are keen to have an opportunity to mentor our youth in the UK too!  What strategy should our youth be using to vent their frustration, instead of taking it out on each other? The entry fee is to cover the cost of the venue; if you are a black business or entrepreneur and would like to sponsor (pay for) our youth to attend this event, please contact me or the organisations to pay for them to attend, or just go to the Eventbrite page and pay, and donate them to the organization of your choice, such as Manhood Academy, Black Child Agenda, or Mentor Kings.

6-9pm Book Signings, Discussion & Entertainment! (£5 in advance, £7 otd)

The topic for this evening is ‘When Kings Meet Queens!

What happens when a brother and a sister unite in a high state of consciousness?  How do we achieve this state?  What is blocking our progress as a commUNITY?  How can we heal the damage caused to our DNA through slavery and colonialism?  Come and discuss!

Between 5-6pm there will be entertainment (including poetry by myself, dance from Julius of StepFreeDance, and music), food and drinks will be on sale, and you can also get your books signed!  Are you a King looking for your Queen? This will also be a great networking opportunity to meet other Kings and Queens (or Kings and Queens in the making)  >>  Book your tickets here <<

**There are a few stalls available for £20 each, visit the same link above to reserve yours**

Sunday 8th October 5-7.30pm @ Brixton Library, SW9 (£5 in advance, £7 otd)

Topic: Rebuilding Our Empires

This event is the culmination of the whole tour, and is your last opportunity to meet King Kevin and TC Carrier before they head back to the USA – if you’ve read their books you will surely want to meet them and get your books signed, if you haven’t done already!  We will have an open discussion on ‘How do we begin to rebuild our empires?‘ (our relationships, family and commUNITY).  How do we reclaim our rightful position in society?  What needs to change, for this to happen?  

We will also be discussing how we can carry on the work once the book tour is over, and how YOU can get involved!  There will also be giveaways, prizes, and lots of interactive discussion!

It costs £70 per hour to hire Brixton Library (with a discount!).  I’ve kept the ticket prices for each event as low as possible, just so you can attend at least one, and to make sure that you can still get the books!  This is not a profit-making venture, but something I’ve put together to help us as a commUNITY to heal.

Purchase your books in advance and read them before the tour, so that you can join in the discussions from an informed perspective; they will only have a limited amount of books with them, so purchase your book online, and they will sign it for you at the events!

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You can purchase my Self-help romance novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ here:

I look forward to seeing you on the Kings & Queens Book Tour!

In your service,

 

 

Author|Poetess|Artist|Events Host|Workshop Facilitator

Promoting LOVE Through Creativity!

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If you’re on Facebook add King Kevin, TC Carrier and myself, to keep up-to-date leading up to the tour!  You can also follow us on instagram: cezanne_joas, 7queens7kings, kingsandqueensunited, naturalnovember, (TC is only on FB) and  on Twitter: @7Queens7Kings @JourneySister @kqunited @NaturalNovember

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Review: African American Research Library Book Festival

I just got back from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where I took part in the African American Research Library & Cultural Centre‘s Annual Book Festival, courtesy of King Kevin Dorival!

The building itself was amazing; the equivalent of The Marcus Garvey Library, The Black Cultural Archives, and the Bernie Grant Arts Centre all under one roof! The library also has a state-of-the-art Theatre, and Black History Museum.
On Friday we were taken on a tour of the building by Essy, the Director. We were able to see some of the African artefacts they had accumulated, including some which belonged to the founder of the library, Samuel F. Morrison.
I also got to interview Samuel F. Morrison in the flesh! He is the visionary behind the library, who raised the $60,000,000 needed to build it. It was great to see that they had created a legacy for him while he’s still alive!
Later that evening I was one of the authors who featured in ‘An Evening with the Literary Stars‘, an exclusive evening where we got to pitch our books to the audience for 5 minutes each.
The following day was open to the public; I was on the Romance Panel with two other authors:
We had a lively discussion and afterwards, audience participants purchased their signed copies of our books!  (King Kevin Dorival was also on the panel).

The Kings are Coming!

King Kevin will be coming to London for the Kings & Queens Book Tour taking place on the 1-8th October.  We will be focusing on his newly-released book ‘7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire‘ (I wrote the Foreword).
King Kevin has informed me that  he’ll be on the look-out for his Queen, so ladies, read his book!

I managed to interview King Kevin before I came back to London:

TC Carrier, author of ‘The Secret Science of Black Male and Female Sex‘ is also coming to London to take part in the Kings & Queens Book Tour!
The reason I’ve invited  both King Kevin and TC Carrier to London to take part in the Kings & Queens Book Tour is because both their books compliment my Self-help romance novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘.  All 3 books will really help you on your own journey of Self-discovery!
Tickets will also go on sale shortly, and you’re advised to get yours early – it’s going to be SOLD OUT! (don’t say you weren’t warned!)
The tour will include Book Signing & Discussion Events as well as Workshops; ‘What Type of Queen Are You?‘ ‘What is Spiritual Sex?‘ Come and find out!  Order your books and read them in advance, so you can join in the discussions!

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Join me on The Self Love Retreat! (Gambia)

  I’ve arranged for a small group of women to join me at The Healthy Ways Foundation in the Gambia, with myself and my mentors, Mama Naasira Angeela and Dr Gregory Joe Bledsoe, authors of ‘Spicy Tasty Vegan Cuisine’.  They will be our hosts and cooks for the week, and they also have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with us, especially when it comes to relationships!  If you’re looking for a holiday with a difference, The Self Love Retreat incorporates nurturing workshops for 5 of the 7 days, with one full day of pampering!  So come and nurture your Self from the inside out, GO HERE for full details!
Did you see my interview on the No Ordinary Woman Chat Show? Watch it now!
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Award-winning Visual & Spoken Word Artist| International Author| Events Host| Workshop Facilitator

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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) 🙂

Read ‘Journey of a Sister’ Year One FREE!  If you like what you’ve read so far, order your personally signed paperback for just £9.99 with FREE delivery in the UK! (Years 1-13)

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(If you live outside the UK, order your paperback from Lulu.com)

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Award-winning Visual & Spoken Word Artist| International Author| Events Host| Workshop Facilitator

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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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Are you an Amazon Prime Member? Borrow the e-book series from their lending library FREE!  (Visit the Books Page for links)

Visit my Art Page to learn about the Colour Therapy incorporated in my paintings!

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Award-winning Visual & Spoken Word Artist, International Author, Events Host, Workshop Facilitator