Review of the Big Launch, Join us for the rest of the Tour!

If you missed the Big Launch of the Kings & Queens Book Tour, you really missed out!

I explained why I had 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‘ over from the USA to join me on this tour, and how our books compliment each other’s.

In the first session (1-3pm) myself, TC Carrier and Kevin Dorival answered questions from the audience; not many people had read our books yet, so it was more of an introduction about what we do, why we’ve organised the Kings & Queens Book Tour, and to purchase the books to read ahead of the following events.

Some people enjoyed the first session so much, that they purchased tickets for the second session (4-7pm) organised by Lady Tamar of Kings & Queens United.

King Kevin Dorival talked about the 7 Queen Types, and TC Carrier did a very engaging presentation called ‘Law of Gender‘ where he explained the roles of the Masculine and Feminine Energies.  Watch this short clip where TC answers his question “What is most important, the Masculine or Feminine inner-g?” during ‘the battle of the sexes’:

The men reasoning what it means to be a King:

I was so honored to have the great historian Robin Walker join us at the Launch – he even bought my book! I did a course with him about 5 years ago, which really helped to build Self and Racial Esteem – we had a rich history BEFORE slavery!  His book ‘When We Ruled’ fitted in nice with the theme of the tour, and I was so chuffed that he took time out of his busy schedule to attend.  He runs Black History classes every Sunday afternoon, which are funded by his organization, if you’re interested in attending email him at historicalwalker@yahoo.com

Afterwards, Richie from BlackIceTV7 interviewed some of the attendees to get their feedback on the event which will be included in their footage:

DJ Supreme from Conscious radio also interviewed some of the attendees:

The tour ends on Sunday 8th Octoberdon’t miss the rest of the events!

Join us TOMORROW Wednesday 4th October from 5-7.30pm at Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane N15 4JA for a session aimed at both youth and adults, based upon TC Carrier’s other book ‘Black Son Rising; Re-awakening the Warrior DNA in Black Men‘ (Marcus Garvey Library  is situated inside Tottenham Green Leisure Centre) This is a FREE event, just turn up!

You’ll get a FREE signed copy of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘ when you book your ticket for the last day of the tour at Brixton Library on Sunday 8th Oct 4-7pm! This is the culmination of the whole tour, where we will recap on everything we’ve learned during the week, how we can move forward to building empires together, and building sustainable Black relationships! Come and join in the discussion “How do we reclaim our thrones?” (our rightful position in society)  NOT TO BE MISSED! Tickets are £8 in advance (£10 on the door)

I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all the people who have helped and are helping to make this vision a reality, and especially to Mr Terry Riggs of Nu Beginnings, Richie of BlackIceTV7, Debrose of Natural November, Tamar of Kings & Queens United, Andrew of Blacklinks Global, bro Dougie of SLR Radio, Clive Hewitt (photographer) and to all who attended and plan to attend the rest of the tour!

In your service,

 

 

 

Author|Poetess|Artist|Events Host|Workshop Facilitator

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Watch the Interview with King Kevin and TC Carrier on BlackiceTV7!

On Monday, Mr Terry Riggs of BlackIceTV7 interviewed the two authors coming from the USA to join me on the Kings & Queens Book Tour – they went in DEEP!!!  They covered such topics as Sexually Transmitted Demons, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Predatory Men, the Sacredness of the Womb and the Vulnerability of Womben, how Children Create a Lifetime Bond (are you bonded to the wrong person?), The Decline of a Civilization, and How We Can Rise Again – watch the video!

Join us on the Kings and Queens Book Tour!

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We’re going to bring these topics out into the open on the Kings & Queens Book Tour, so that we can really begin the process of Self-healing, mend our broken relationships, raise strong families, and elevate our consciousness so that we can rebuild our commUNITY!

Read the books ahead of the tour, so you can join in the discussions!

Download the e-books or get the paperbacks!

Order ‘The Secret Science of Black Male & Female Sex’ by TC Carrier:

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Order your personally signed copy of Journey of a Sister with FREE postage (UK only)

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Click on this link to >> book your tickets <<  for the Kings and Queens Book Tour,  some can simply be booked by making a donation towards the costs (myself, TC and Kevin have used our own resources to put this book tour together, and we welcome any contributions towards travel, accommodation, meals etc, small or large.)

We look forward to you joining us!

In your service,

 

 

Author|Poetess|Artist|Events Host|Workshop Facilitator

Promoting LOVE Through Creativity!

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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:

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Order your personally signed copy of Journey of a Sister with FREE postage (UK only)

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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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Review of last Sunday’s Breathology Workshop!

Last Sunday I had organised for Rev Dawnecia Palmer to come from Bristol to London to share some of what she teaches in her Universecity in the UK and USA on Breathology.

I could tell from some of the attendees faces, that they were challenged by her long, blonde wig/weave, as I had been when I first met her!  If you’ve read my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’, there’s a part which says ‘the worst case of Self-identity crisis had to be seeing my sisters wearing a long, blonde weave’.

Fortunately, I’ve evolved since writing the book three years ago – besides, the hair was synthetic, not human!

Rev. Dawnecia has such a strong sense of Self, more than many women I know who wear our hair natural!  (I’m including myself!) If I had allowed her hair to deter me from developing a relationship with her, I would have missed out on the opportunity to get to know this extraordinary woman!  The lesson for me was to look past the flesh, and look at the soul.

Here’s a short clip from the workshop:

Here’s the feedback we received:

“An experience in Ascension. Beautiful and engaging.”

“Really good, affirmed some of the things I’ve been learning from Spirit and didn’t realize where it was coming from.  Now I know.”

“I found it uplifting and it touched certain areas of my inner core.  I came with a headache and left without it. I am magnificent.”

“I have more of an awareness of my magnificence.  I will definitely be more aware of conscious breathing as opposed to taking breathing for granted. I feel more connected to Source as I realise breath comes from Source and if it’s in me then life, love, God is in me!!”

“Very thought provoking was of how I connect to my inner Self through my breath.  Many thanks.”

“Empowering experience to be among women learning an amazing message; powerful exercise; thinking through the breath.”

“Great vibration, nice overstanding, beautiful delivery.”

“Brilliant workshop, very informative.”

“I really enjoyed learning about what the soul is, and breathology. The Rev was always positive.  I will add breathing exercises in my meditation.”

“The workshop was amazing and informative.  It is a reminder of how to stay aware and to continue to be awesome.”

“Stimulating, with lots of practical tasks, fab! How to keep focused as a soul?”

“Thank you for sharing your experience. I am so excited to learn that all have known somewhere deep inside is being expressed, and I can learn more about myself and who I am through my breath.  You are a gift, thank you.  I cannot wait to learn more.  Your insight into who Jesus really is/was was beautifully expressed.”

“It was very useful, would like more indepth teaching. Really enjoyed it.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed it, came away with lots of pearls of wisdom.  Reverend Palmer was magnificent and helped fortify a lot of my own philosophy regarding breath and spirituality. I am really interested in the course…”

“One of the best workshops I’ve attended this year!”

“Attending the workshop was quite inspiring having had Rev Palmer explain the meaning of Awakening Magnificence and the many aspects through the art of breathology, was like a new beginning..”

“It was magnificent!”

Rev. Dawnecia is a pioneer in Breathology and Breathomics the Science of Soulification™.  She is also co-founder of The Magnificent Way™ a principle for wholeness and wellbeing. She is the visionary/Principal of Life Universecity LC and Soul Clinic focusing on Soul Health Education, consciousness transformation for self-empowerment and lifelong personal development.

At least two women began calling her ‘Divine’ after the workshop, but aren’t we all Divine? If you don’t believe that about your Self then you need to do her course!  If enough people sign up (minimum 10), Rev Dawnecia will be willing to travel to London once a month to teach the classes.

I gave my personal testimony at the workshop of how I used my breath to get out of a situation recently; I had just returned to my car, which had been playing up recently.  I turned the key in the ignition but it wouldn’t move, and the doors had automatically locked.  The windows (which were electric) wouldn’t open, and it was a blazing hot day – I thought I was going to suffocate!  I started to panic as I kept turning the key, with no luck.  Then I suddenly remembered to do my breathing, and without me doing anything, the doors suddenly popped unlocked!  Praise be to the Most High! I thought I was going to die, lol – I can laugh now!

I was honoured to be able to organise this taster workshop; if you would like to attend one in the future, or are interested in signing up for her Universecity (starts in September) send me a message:

Watch my YouTube video about why the Black Woman should stop putting other people’s DNA on their head! (Human hair)

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Visit my Events Page for details of more events coming up!  We will be back at Katakata on Sunday 16th July for a Taster Workshop for The Self Love Retreat, put the date in your diary!

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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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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Finding Her Self – Download Year Four FREE TODAY!

In Year Four of ‘Journey of a Sister’, Suzanne learns a way to honour her feelings and deal with repressed emotions.  I also included a technique I learnt called ‘switching focus’; this is where you take your focus OFF the thing that is causing you stress, by staying in the Present, rather than projecting your thoughts to the past or the future – which is  what normally creates stress!

The ability to Switch Focus is not the same as meditation, although they both come under the banner of ‘Mindfulness’.  The difference is, you’re not aiming to create a space between your thoughts as with meditation, but to ‘change your mind’ in an instant.  This technique has helped me to avoid my thoughts spiraling out of control, and allowing fear-based thoughts to take root in my mind!  I used my painting ‘Blue Lotus’ to illustrate Year Four, and my poem-song ‘Equilibrium’ (listen below).

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Extract from Year Four:

Every time a ‘vain imagination’ popped up (one that was not in line with her desires) her job was to ‘cast it down’, and stop her mind from conjuring up images of things she didn’t want to happen.

On one occasion, she received a letter through the door from the bailiffs.  They were threatening to come and take away all her possessions if she didn’t pay the bill within the next 7 days.  As feelings of fear and anxiety overwhelmed her, Suzanne began to imagine men banging on her door and forcefully removing her goods.  She knew that she had to take control of these negative thoughts before they got out of hand.  If she continued with these vain imaginations, she could certainly create the event.

Suzanne sat in a chair, closed her eyes and quieted her mind.

Instead of projecting her thoughts into the future, she focused on her breathing; nothing else.  In the past her thoughts would have wandered all over the place but now she was able to slow them right down by bringing her full attention back to her breath.   As she inhaled deeply she noticed how her abdomen expanded.  Once her lungs had filled, she held her breath for a few moments, before exhaling slowly, fully and consciously.

After repeating this a few times, she no longer needed to focus so intently on her breathing; her mind had become a peaceful void free of thoughts.  Suddenly she opened her eyes as she received a flash of inspiration.  Grabbing her notepad and pen, intuition kicked in as she penned a poem:

Equilibrium

When the pressures of life get me down,

And the stresses of life make me frown

I’ve got to find a way to get my peace of mind

And create equilibrium.

In order for me to keep my sanity

I must find the balance between my mind, spirit and body

Let go of all the things causing strain on my brain

So I can keep my mental and emotional stability.

So I rise early with the morning sun

To give thanks for all the Lord has done

Take time out to meditate and pray before I start my day

When I focus on all the positive things in my life,

I realize I’m too blessed to be stressed

There are so many things for me to be grateful for!

So by taking a few minutes to switch focus away from

I put my Self in a positive vibration…

(acoustic guitar by Theo Calliste)

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Download Year Four FREE today!

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow Years One to Four from their lending library!

Continue ‘the journey’ with me!

Haven’t started it yet?  Read an extract from Year One FREE!  ← (click on the link)

Download Years 5 & 6 FREE next weekend!

In Years 5 & 6 (Joint Chapter) I share how I learnt to trust my ‘in-tuition’ – the hard way! ‘Journey of a Sister’ is not my autobiography, but I’ve shared some of the lessons I’ve learnt along the way in story format,  don’t miss it!  To get next week’s FREE download in your inbox, ‘follow’ this blog!

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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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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

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Does Charles Really Exist?

“Your book is amazing!!!! 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!!! From the opening sentence, I felt compelled to read all the way through – I didn’t stop until a few minutes ago! And PLEASE GOD (or Whomever) – any chance of meeting someone like Charles?????”  ~ Silverloxfox, London

A lot of people have asked me if the  ‘Charles’ character in my novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘ really exists.  Of course he does!  Somewhere….

Let me explain; I made him up in order to share everything I’d been learning since asking God for ‘the Truth!’ in 2007.  I didn’t want it to sound as if the main character Suzanne was this super all-knowing being, so I created another character.  The brother who I based the Charles character on does exist, but we didn’t have any of those deep, meaningful conversations; he just wasn’t on the same page as me in that respect.  But we had the chemistry, and the way the two main characters met, was exactly the way we met in real life.  It was so profound that I wrote it into Year One of the story.  I did my best to describe the experience in writing; the best way I could put it is that time literally stood still.  When I emailed him the chapter to read, he called me up early the following morning and gave me his version of our first meeting.  He advised me to include it in the story, but not in Year One – to just throw it in randomly somewhere, and that’s exactly what I did!  You can find his narration in Year Five: ‘Flashback’ – both extracts are available to read FREE in the link below!

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If you ever meet your twin soul, it’s a life-changing experience.  When you read both of our accounts, you’ll wonder why we’re not together.

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I didn’t learn about the twin soul/twin flame phenomenon until 8 years into our ‘relationship’. That’s when everything began to make sense as to why we were never able to ‘get it together’.  The woman who first explained it to me exclaimed “I wouldn’t want to meet my twin soul!”

The purpose of twin souls meeting is not about falling in love and living happily ever after.  There is always a deeper, more universal reason relating to the whole of humanity, not just the couple.  I know for a fact that if I hadn’t met my twin soul, my novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ wouldn’t exist today.

Whenever we had an ‘encounter’, it would always end destructively.   I started off writing the book through my pain (I wrote all the sex scenes first!).  If you’ve seen the film ‘Hannibal’ with Will Smith, I’m sure it’s about twin souls!

So yes, ‘Charles’ does exist as a real person, but only in terms of his personality and character.  The way the story ended was symbolic of the way our ‘relationship’ ended.  But he will always be with me in spirit, because he’s my Twin Flame.

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