Re-program Your Mind for GOOD! (Part 4)

There’s a saying: “Whatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve.”

If you can think up an idea, you also have the capacity to achieve it. I’m in the process of re-creating my life how I choose it to be, and there’s nothing stopping you from doing the same – other than the seeds that are planted in your subconscious mind.

Now there’s another level to this: your subconscious mind makes sure that you function exactly according to your programming.  It makes sure that everything you SAY and DO is consistent with your ‘master program’.  What IS your master program? Remember I said that you were programmed between the ages of 0-7?  Anything that goes into your subconscious mind during this imprint period becomes the program you run on for the rest of your life – unless you change it, and changing it isn’t that easy; it’s like un-installing all the programs from a computer, then re-installing new ones.  Well I wish it was as simple as that! This isn’t stuff I’m just regurgitating from a book, it’s information I had to learn in order to re-program my own mind, because I kept sabotaging my success.  For instance, when I was 19 I met this beautiful soul. We were the same age and he was the perfect boyfriend.  I’d never had anyone show me such unconditional love, I couldn’t do anything wrong in his eyes.  He was the physical MANifestation of God’s Love for me.  When we were both 21, he proposed.  But as soon as I got the engagement ring on my finger, I started to sabotage the relationship.  I cheated on him and we broke up.  I ended up having my children with men who didn’t truly love me, while he’s been married over 20 years.  I even had another chance at true love as a single mother with two young suns, but my subconscious programming wouldn’t allow me to believe I was worthy or deserving of such love.  On another occasion, in 2009 I received a lump sum of over £20,000, and within 3 months, I’d spent it all and was worse off than before I received the money!  How could this be possible?  My subconscious programming wouldn’t allow me to hold on to the money – I was programmed to be poor, a failure, and to not accept anything good that came my way, because I wasn’t worthy or deserving of it.

Your subconscious programming is the key to your SUCCESS or FAILURE.  If you’ve been programmed for success from an early age, great!  But if you’ve been programmed for failure, you must change your subconscious programming.  This is where ‘The Secret‘ and other Law of Attraction material failed many of us, because they didn’t go into our subconscious programming.

To get to the ROOT CAUSE of your issues, you have to dig deep into your subconscious mind.  No-one can re-program your mind for you.  Well, there are NLP practitioners and hypnotists, but personally, I’m a bit dubious about subjecting my subconscious mind to someone else’s suggestions.   So I’ve accumulated hundreds of Positive Affirmations relating to health, relationships, business, family, finances etc which I can share with you to help you re-program your subconscious mind.

Now I’ll let you into a little secret of my own, which I shared in the book ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’, and which I also take people through on my Retreats:  When you’ve developed your list of Positive Affirmations (which I can help you with), record them onto your smartphone using the voice recorder. You can play some meditation music in the background if you like, to help relax your mind.  Play them to yourself when you’re in a relaxed state, like when you’re about to go to sleep, or waking up.  Be sure to turn off any distractions before you start.  If you’re using your phone, put it on flight mode to avoid any interruptions.  I’ll get you started with a few affirmations from my own collection, repeat them to your Self slowly, deliberately, and repeatedly:

“I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy”

“I am in perfect health; mind, spirit and body”

“I am mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically and financially FREE!”

“I am the master of all my thoughts and feelings”

“All my thoughts are rooted in love”

“I am consciously uprooting negative thoughts and replacing them with positive thoughts”

“I am planting Seeds of Love in the Garden of my mind”

“I am operating on the highest frequency, which is love”

“I am re-programming my subconscious mind for GOOD”

Hmmmm….how do you feel now?

This is just the beginning of your journey to Self-actualization; my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘ will help you continue the journey, order your paperback:

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Plant a Money Seed into Fertile Soil! 

The Law of Nature states that you reap what you sow;  you can’t plant an apple seed and expect to reap oranges! If you want more LOVE, plant Seeds of Love; if you want better health, plant seeds of health, if you want better relationships, plant health seeds; if you want more MONEY, plant money seeds, so I’m giving you the opportunity to plant a money seed into fertile soil – make a contribution to The Self Love Retreat Fund, which will enable me to offer subsidized places to two women on each Retreat. 

Lastly, listen to “I AM What I WILL to Be!” where I’ve compiled a list of Positive Affirmations into one uplifting poem!

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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!

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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!

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Plant Seeds of LOVE in the Garden of Your Mind! (Part 2)

This is why it’s so important that you guard your subconscious mind, in fact the job of your conscious mind is to guard your subconscious mind. See, your subconscious mind is like a young child; it doesn’t think or reason for itself, it simply accepts any information given to it from your conscious mind, the (adult) gardener as facts.  You can either plant your own seeds, or you can allow other people to plant seeds in your mind for you (this is generally what most people do).  Your conscious mind takes IN-formation through what you see and what you hear, which determine the seeds that you plant.  If this IN-formation is good, you’re going to feel good and plant positive thought-seeds.  If the IN-formation’s not so good, you’re going to feel bad and plant negative thought-weeds in your subconscious mind.  Now your emotions are the water which causes your thought-seeds to grow at a much faster rate.  This is the easiest way I can explain this process, so let me repeat it again; your emotions water your thought-seeds and make them grow that much quicker.  So for instance, if you allow your mind to be manipulated by the media, the news, and social media, your emotions will be all over the place.  One minute you’ll be reading a meme that makes you think “Oh, that’s so beautiful, life is wonderful, the universe is for me, I can do anything!” and you feel positive, optimistic, and loving.  Then the next minute you read or watch something that makes you think “Oh my god, how can this be happening in the world? That’s so wrong! Life is against me, I’m going to march to change it!” and you feel angry, frustrated, even depressed.  So there you go; you’ve just planted two different thought-seeds in your subconscious mind; one positive, and one negative –  just like your own garden; you plant a flower, and a weed will spring up right alongside it.  That’s what I love about Mother Nature, she’s the greatest teacher; if you want to know anything about life, just look at nature!  So as I was saying, you can plant seeds in your own mind, or you can allow others to plant the seeds for you.  That’s why I stopped watching the news over 15 years ago – it just made me feel depressed! I spend very little time on social media because I just don’t know what’s going to pop up!  I’m very careful about what I allow into my subconscious mind.

I can’t wait to get onto the role of the super-conscious mind, but first I want to make sure you understand – or innerstand – the roles of the conscious and sub-conscious minds.

So let me explain it again; your mind is the GARDEN, and your thoughts are the SEEDS.  Your conscious mind is the gardener, and your subconscious mind is the FERTILE SOIL into which the seeds are planted.  I first learnt this metaphor from the book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill.  I’ve been thinking about being rich for a very long time – I had to, in order to change my religious programming of being a poor, wretched sinner. Why do I want to be rich?  So I can reach my full potential, and help others reach their full potential too; I want to be able to travel the world, and see all the beauty of Mother Nature; I want my three ‘suns’ to be able to travel too, so they can realize that there’s more to life than working a 9-5 job to pay bills. I want to be able to buy my house with cash, and I want to be able to inspire others to live their dreams too.  So what seeds are you planting in your subconscious mind? All thoughts are either rooted in LOVE or FEAR.  Those are the only two places that they can come from.  The root of all hateful thoughts is fear, so fear is the opposite of love, not hate.

If you look at my painting ‘Self Love‘, you’ll see that her thoughts are rooted in LOVE:

Her mind is the garden, and it’s growing beautiful flowers – not a weed in sight! You can’t see the root of her thoughts, because they’re buried underground, in her subconscious.  But you can see the results of her subconscious thoughts, the beautiful flowers.

So how do you know what your subconscious thoughts are? Now this is where it begins to get  interesting (if it wasn’t already!)…

In Part 3, I’ll show you how to get to the ROOT CAUSE of any issues you may be facing, and how you can begin the process of transforming your life for GOOD! Click here to read it!

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Promoting LOVE through Creativity!

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Use Your Subconscious Mind to Create the Life YOU Choose! (Part 1)

Have you ever heard the saying that we only use 5% or 10% maximum of our brain power?  Do you believe it?  Well it’s not true, it’s that consciously we only use up to 10%  – the rest is the domain of our sub-conscious mind.

So how did I, Cezanne, a simple Artist, Poetess and Author come to learn about the power of our subconscious mind?

I stumbled upon this information because I had to figure out what was going on in my OWN mind.  I mean, I was multi-talented, but was failing at everything I put my hands to; I just seemed to keep sabotaging my success in my career, relationships, family, money – my whole life was a mess!  So I needed to study the mind in order to fix mine, and I had no idea that it would take me on such a beautiful journey, which I’m going to take YOU on now…

So let me start by explaining what the sub-conscious mind is, and how it relates to the conscious mind, and the super-conscious mind.  Are you ready?  Okay, use your imagination to picture an iceberg…there are two parts to this iceberg; the smaller part is above sea level; however the majority of the iceberg is underwater. The part you can see above water represents your conscious mind, and the majority of the iceberg which is underwater represents your sub-conscious mind. The word sub relates to being ‘under’, like submerged, submarine and sub-conscious.  Therefore your sub-conscious is the part of your mind that is ‘under’ – it’s unseen.  Your conscious mind is on the surface, that’s the part of your mind that you and everyone else relates to.  But your subconscious mind is the bigger part of the iceberg – the other 90%.  See?

Another metaphor I like to use when referring to the subconscious mind is of it being underground; your thoughts are the seeds, your conscious mind is the gardener planting the seeds, and your subconscious mind is the fertile soil that the seeds are planted into.  My painting ‘Black Orchid’ illustrates this perfectly:

The black background represents the dark soil of the subconscious mind.  Her thought-seeds are being planted into the fertile soil, which then goes through various stages of germination and budding, until eventually it reaches full bloom.  She looks happy, so she must be planting positive thought-seeds in the garden of her mind. The affirmation for this painting is “I am blossoming!” which also means “I am prospering!”

Now here’s the catch; whether your thoughts are POSITIVE or NEGATIVE, they still go through this same process.   So are you planting positive thought-seeds, or negative thought-weeds in the garden of your mind?

You can choose whether to grow flowers, or to grow weeds, or like most gardens, they can both grow side by side.  Your job as the gardener is to consciously uproot negative thought-weeds and replace them with positive thought-seeds, in order to keep the garden of your mind well cultivated.  Because whatever’s growing in your subconscious mind is going to blossom at some point, for all around you to see…

Watch my video-poem ‘Fertile Soil‘ to get a better ‘inner-standing’ of this process, which I wrote and recorded in 2009 when I was learning how to uproot my negative thought-weeds and replace them with positive thought-seeds:

In Part Two, I’ll explain why it’s important to guard your subconscious mind, and how to guard your subconscious mind, click here to read it!

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The Black Butterfly Effect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Are you ready to Transform?

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

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

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Plant a seed for 2017!

2016 is coming to a close, and we have a lot to look forward to in 2017!

There is a time and a season for everything, and 2017 is a year of new beginnings, so plant a seed and lay your foundations to build upon for the next 9 year cylcle!

If you follow the Moon cycles, there are certain times to plant seeds; ethical farmers who are in tune with nature plant their seeds on the New Moon, and expect a harvest 6 months later.  We too can plant our spiritual seeds on a New Moon and expect a harvest 6 months later; TOMORROW (December 29th) is the last New Moon of 2016, what do you want to manifest in 2017?  (Focus on one thing!)

The New Moon is also a good time to release anything that no longer serves your Highest Good, and to welcome new and more expansive things that will help you fulfill your life purpose.

In Year 8 of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘, the two main characters Suzanne and Charles stumbled upon a little-known secret to sexual energy, and randomly planted a spiritual seed on a New Moon;  6 months later, they saw that seed MANifest!  Would you like to plant a seed tomorrow?  The most important part of the manifesting process is how you feel.  Spend some time first thing in the morning writing down what you would like to achieve in the next 6 months to a year.  Focus on how it will make you feel, and the impact it will have on those affected by your manifestation.  Write a clear Positive Affirmation stating your goal as if you have already achieved it.  Build a clear image in your mind of seeing yourself having already achieved that goal.

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Light a candle

In candlelight, write a strong, positive statement saying what you wish to release at the end of 2016 e.g. “I release all relationships which no longer serve my Highest Good”.   Then write your statement (in Present Tense) of what you wish to manifest in 2017, e.g. “I am now…” while feeling grateful that your wish is granted.

Once you are clear about what you desire to manifest in 2017, write it out clearly, focus on it for a while, visualize your goal as if it’s already achieved, and GIVE THANKS!  If you want to, you can burn it in the flames, which will send your wishes into the ether.

Don’t miss this opportunity to harness the power of the last New Moon in 2016, and to welcome in the new cycle with a positive, clear intention!

Join me on The 30 Day Mind Detox!

Would you like help with the process of preparing for this new cycle? Join us for 30 days of de-cluttering your mind and body, and setting clear intentions on what you wish to create in 2017, and a clear plan of how you’re going to do it! Take a peek of what to expect! For December only pay just £49.99 instead of £97! Click on the image below to sign up, and get a FREE signed paperback of ‘Journey of a Sister’ included in the price!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Is it possible to be Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual?

Not if you were brought up to believe that sex before marriage is wrong, like me.

If on the other hand you were not indoctrinated into any religion, your answer may be a positive, pillow-biting “Yes, yes, YES!”

AT LAST!

The book thousands of people have thought about writing but never did…

‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!’ is the story of a young woman’s struggle between her religious beliefs and her sexual desires.  After realising that she was still able to develop her relationship with God despite being sexually active and unmarried, she begins to question all the other things she was taught to believe.  The day she asks God for the ‘Truth’ marks a turning point in her life.

Join Suzanne on her 11-year transformational journey to discover ‘the Truth’ about sex before marriage, the creative power of her thoughts, Universal Laws, the his-story of the bible and the religion she had been indoctrinated into, as well as her African ancestry.

A familiar journey for thousands, this sensational book breaks some unspoken taboos in a thought-provoking yet enlightening way that many can relate to.

UNTIL SAT 23rd JUNE ONLY: Download the first chapter (Year) FREE!

The following 10 chapters (Years) will be published week by week for only £1.53p each!

Download Years One and Two here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=ntt_at_ep_srch?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Cezanne%20Poetess&search-alias=books&sort=relevancerank

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For US customers, Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual! Year One: The Truth? is only $2.40 and can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008C2A0U8

 It’s the book you’ve been waiting for!

 (Warning: contains scenes of a sexual nature)

I welcome all constructive criticism, and would love to receive your honest opinions so please leave a Customer Review on Amazon or email your feedback to: singlespiritualandsexual@gmail.com

I look forward to reading your comments!

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Best Wishes,

Cezanne (visual & spoken word artist/author)

Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual? Extract from Year One: First Date

…Even though they were talking about church and God, they were both aware of the underlying current; they were inches away from each other across the table and the heat they both seemed to be generating was beginning to set sparks flying.

Charles was very wise and knowledgeable, and had standards, Suzanna thought.  He was a one-in-a-million kinda guy; good-looking, well-mannered, well-spoken, loving, spiritual, respectful, intelligent, financially stable, and…Black!   What more could she ask for?

“HE MUST BE BORN AGAIN!”

 She could already hear the voice of her Pastor booming from the pulpit.

If the brother hadn’t accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of his life, she would be ‘unequally yoked to an unbeliever’. But Charles was perfect, she argued within herself; she was sure they had met by some kind of Divine Order – he was everything she had hoped and prayed for, God’s best promise; Faith, Hope and Love all rolled into one.  There was only one problem…he wasn’t a Christian.  Did it matter?  Her conscience wouldn’t allow her to say ‘no’. ‘If we’re going to carry on this relationship’ she thought, ‘he has to get saved, and we’re going to have to get married.

After their meal, Charles took her for a drive; they ended up on the Embankment where he showed her an original Sphinx taken from Egypt. It had been given to the British by the Head of State of ‘Egypt’ in the 1800’s.  He informed her that the original name for the Sphinx was Haram’Aket, and the correct name for Egypt was ‘Ancient Kemet’ which meant ‘land of the blacks’.   Suzanna was intrigued, and asked Charles if he knew what the significance was of the animal body and human head? Charles explained that it symbolized the ability to rise above the lower animal nature. They took photos of each other with the silhouetted Haram’Aket in the background.

As they crossed the bridge, he put a protective arm around her shoulder and asked “Will you go out with me?”

“We are out!” Suzanna joked with him.

“You know what I mean”

“We’ll see…”

Suzanna would have loved to have said “Yes!” but she was still thinking about being ‘unequally yoked to an unbeliever’.

The evening went even better than they had both anticipated; they had so much in common, and felt like they could talk to each other about anything.  Because they had spent the past two weeks building up their relationship over the phone, they already felt like they knew each other intimately.  They both had a good feeling about this.

It was getting late, and cold.  Charles offered to drop her home, although neither of them wanted the evening to end.  They had waited nearly two weeks to see each other again, and weren’t in a hurry to leave each other’s company.

Although Suzanna was a practicing Christian, her weakness was strong Black men.  It had been nearly two years since she’d had sex, but she knew she didn’t want to sleep with Charles, especially on the first date.

As they pulled up outside her house, she invited him in for a cup of tea.

They spent the next few hours talking, drinking herbal tea and listening to music in the living room.  As they sat on the sofa, Suzanna was still trying to think of a way to get him to go church with her.

“Don’t you think going to church and having a belief in something is good?” she asked him.

“If you’re a spiritual baby, then yes, you might need to go to church for guidance.  But there comes a time when you must grow up and stand on your own two feet, you can’t always be drinking milk.

I think religion in its purest form was good, but when these people got their hands on it, they saw it as an opportunity to enslave the minds of the masses.  The original ancient manuscripts that the bible was taken from did show you how to get the best out of your life, but that would have meant everyone would have been free to think and act for themselves.  The ‘powers that be’ couldn’t have that, so they made a decision on what the masses should know, and what they shouldn’t know.  I still read my bible, I find it fascinating, I just don’t take everything I read as gospel because I know it’s been tampered with”

“By who?”

“Have you never heard of the Council of Nicea?”

“Who?”

“Oh, don’t worry I’ll email you some information from my own research”

With that, he pulled her close to him in a warm embrace, changing the subject.  He didn’t want to fall out with her over religion.  They continued to talk as they sat huddled on the sofa.

By 1.30am it became apparent than he didn’t want to leave, and she didn’t want him to go either.  But she was determined not to fall into temptation.  Still, he managed to convince her that they could just lie on the bed together and cuddle; they didn’t have to take their clothes off, they would just lie on the top of the bed – after all, they both had will-power, didn’t they?  So they moved to her bedroom.  Lying on top of the bed, they talked and talked into the early hours of the morning, until finally falling asleep in each other’s arms, fully clothed.

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BUT WHAT HAPPENS THE FOLLOWING MORNING???

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Book 2

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