FULL MOON IN GEMINI: THE LUNAR ECLIPSE IS THE CHERRY ON TOP

My dream was so very pleasant. It was filled with beautiful music. Unfortunately, I was unable to fall back to sleep for the remainder of the night. When I was finally in my car to head to work, I had to return to my home approximately three times to handle missing items. Upon opening my work email, I read a chastisement of sorts. My initial reaction was to burst into tears and return home. Instead, I chose to respond to the person with a stern explanation, especially since he is not my boss. Then there was the situation with scheduling not being clear. I contacted the source and nipped all other heresay in the bud.

A fellow vendor crossed my mind, and I picked up the phone to call him. Upon answering he said that he was just thinking about me. I smiled and said that we were connected. He forwarded me an email that he wanted me to have. Do you know that it had some of the information from my dream? I pursued this further with internet research. Before long, my gut told me that I was going to leave early. It happened. There I went out the door without permission. Why? I knew that I didn’t need it because I had given it to myself. Its amazing what happens to you when you assume authority over yourself.

The afternoon radio show featured a man that said being laid off was the best thing that ever happened to him. He was able to get himself into a better position working for himself. He was healthier because of the lack of fumes and less stress. It made me think about myself. From the day that I took action to put myself in a better place, a weight was removed from my back.

I have been paying attention to the signs that I have received all day. Time spent in silence with a cigar helped iron out some of the messages. It wasn’t long before I understood what was desired of me. A better place is in store for me if my efforts continue to be persistent. Pounding of the pavement is a must, but it is something that can be done. More conclusions were drawn as well as the embracing of the lunar eclipse; this is a time for positive things and new beginnings. I look forward to my dreams tonight because I can only imagine what I will see. Will there be more melodious sounds? Perhaps a glimpse of my soul mate. Do I have a soul mate? I believe that a person can have more than one but that is for another post.

DANCE: THE UNMENTIONED BENEFITS

As I lay on the wooden floor, the colored lights bounced all around the darkness. I could hear my fitness instructor tapping her 6inch stiletto awaiting movement from my body. My mind was realizing what an increadible healing it was experiencing. The sweat that had formed a puddle was the effect of a detoxification process; this was the greatest release ever. My energy levels had instantly sky rocketed and perhaps my sleeping pattern shall readjust itself this evening in spite of the full moon being so near.

I decided to treat myself to dinner at Whole Foods. I wanted to take a break from cooking for the last month and longed to consume an organic meal. The lobster bisque and salmon were delicios. As I sipped on sparkling water, I decided that I would have tea with senna as I enjoyed a nice long hot bath. This would allow me to feel the sensation of my own skin as the warm water soothed it. My heart is light and my mind is free. I am so very happy:)

When the Sunflower Closes: THE DEATH OF A STRONG WOMAN BY THE POISON OF A WEAK MAN

You knew her as the bright bubbly one. A daredevil. She would do and try anything under the sun. She is a sweet person to be around and takes excellent care of herself. A man enters the picture. You then watch your once sunflower of a friend diminish to nothing more than a seed. It begins with not seeing you as much to not seeing you at all because it causes too many problems with the person to whom she clings. While this is not always the case, I have witnessed it too often. It was part of the reason why LadySpeaks began in the first place. Why do women settle for less than what they deserve to the point that they alter themselves in every way shape and form in order to please an entity that will not serve their higher good?

She stops dancing. She stops being herself. Her normal haunts are no longer haunted even though she secretly wants to be there. The family fades into the background and girlfriends vanish entirely. If you do catch her in passing, she does smile and hug you but there is something obviously wrong. I turns into we with misty eyes. There is not much that you can do but watch from afar. If you do choose to wait, if she returns to her true self, welcome her with open arms. I have had the great fortune of doing this. It feels wonderful.

It goes back to the origin of the damn olive that continues to roll. She would rather cling to a man that will sleep with her at night than to be alone. If the knight in shining armor takes you away from the lifestyle that made you happy for the sake of riding his stick of poison, how does this uplift you? When you live under a controlling imp, you crumble and darkness encircles you.
My sister, you die a slow death instead of living a full life. A life that you once knew.

WOMAN, YOU ARE DIVERSE

A woman has many layers that compose her. She is multi-faceted and as diverse as the drops of water that make up the ocean. The women that are able to draw upon their strengths, understand their flaws and always work on themselves in an effort to hear their own vibration in the universe.

What if you are reading that paragraph and wondering how it applies to you? Is that because you do not know what your strengths are? Maybe you are unaware of your flaws as well OR you are too familiar with them. Let us draw a road map together.

When your friends call you for advice, what are they calling about? Is it cooking? Maybe baking. Is there something that you enjoy and pursue just for the fun of it? That is your passion and you should use it to your advantage. Learn everything that you can about it and stay current. Do not forget to apply your knowledge whenever possible so that you can stay sharp.

There are certain topic or areas that make you feel uneasy because you simply do not like them.
My nemesis is math. I do not believe that numbers are my friend. How do I cope as an adult?
I know people that are good with math. They are the ones whom I address with such questions in order to improve my comprehension. You would be surprised to know how many people are eager to explain things to you.

I have recently discovered the need to streamline my work. It came to my attention that my harp music can be combined with my womens’ work especially with angels. They compliment each other. This instrument resonates well with their realm. I have begun to include it in healings and meditations much to the delight of my clients. I have even performed in workshops as the music source while women shimmied and undulated to balance their chakras. The meeting of both passions can make for a unified healing effort that can help women improve themselves while connecting parts of me.

Now, what about the minor parts of you that may need some attention? Maybe you have a pesky ring of fat that simply will not leave your midsection in spite of the fact that you are working out and drinking water. Your diet is also at a peak. Do not put that ring on the back burner. Bring it to the forefront! Speak with a nutritionist to see if your diet is the one that you should have for your body requirements. You may need a different workout schedule or form of exercise that will melt that ring while including the rest of the body. You may be a spinner and a treadmill person but have you gone into the step aerobics class? You may swim and walk around the block but have you gone on the reformer? There are true fitness professionals out there. They love discussing such things. Engage them in conversation.

If you wake up one day and realize that your circle of friends has vanished, well then you have some work to do. Where do women connect with each other? EVERYWHERE! Facebook is a popular meeting ground. Attend a class that you have an interest in. Many women also become friends because of their worship practices. You can also attend a Circle of Sisterhood.

There are so many wonderful things about a woman that can enhance the world. During the spring, I was having a conversation with someone and she was explaining something to me. When she was finished, I burst into a heartfelt I love you. She responded with sheer joy. Needless to say, we are now friends. Kindred spirits tend to find each other very easily. These are the little moments of genuine feelings that become cherished memories.

THE SEASON OF MERRIMENT AND MARY

The flood gates are about to open. People will run the streets in a shopping cult running from store to store bursting credit card limits the world over. A sentimental feeling will begin to overcome people and the large shall become larger. This is a good time to book extra classes at your local gym. Take a walk when you wake up after you stretch and stay hydrated.

Couples will get closer. Some will conceive a child. Single people may meet someone under that famed mistletoe. Mind the egg nog while Santa Baby is on the airwaves. Things have been known to mysteriously happen. If they do, please remember to have a Santa hat handy so as to avoid extra unwanted presents that can not be returned to the sender or store.

There will be the What Do the Lonely Do At Christmas Crew. You will not recognize them at a party or even in public because that is the easy part. It is behind closed doors that a deep unknown abyss opens during this time of year for many a lone soul. I plead with you to include anyone that you feel is without people in your celebrations during this time of year. A simple smile does so much for people that are sad and lonely.

Everyone knows the ever popular matriach. She cooks. She cleans. She raises the kids and the grandkids. Waits hand and foot on her husband and does not mind yet another ten people showing up for dinner unannounced….that is what she will say to you through the most pleasant of smiles. She needs a break. She needs to go to the spa and not talk to anyone for about a day. You may call this person a friend. If so, kidnap her and take her to the beach. Deposit her cell phone in the sand and allow her to play in the waves so that she can refresh herself. Make sure that you take a dip too. Women must remember to enjoy themselves during this season as well and avoid stressing themselves out while others are having a good time.

The Full Moon is right around the corner with the end of Mercury in Retrograde. The Winter Solstice is also upon us. There is much work to be done on my behalf. There is much to be executed during the month of December not to mention….I am still looking for a hot number for the Holiday Circle next month. There are angels to connect with, readings to do, and meditation to calm. Maintaining balance is important and a full time dedication. I am happy to wish all of you a very pleasant SEASONS’ GREETINGS.

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LADY’S DILEMA: JOPHIEL, PLEASE HELP ME

As I wonder about what I shall wear to my family home for the big dinner(sigh), a text came through inviting me to a friend’s home. She has no idea how grateful I am to be thought of in this manner. I do plan to attend after my top meal of the day. However, now I have an attire predicament on my hands.

I do not want to wear a dress and wish to be casual. My work on being a little more fashionable with regards to my hard earned body has shortened the length of skirts and the such in various situations. However, if I show up in an outfit of this nature to dinner…with my mother present….people will be bowing their heads on my behalf instead of the meal.

Perhaps a compromise of sorts can be found. The last time that I wore a dress that my mother did not like, she did not hesitate to make a physical reference to my boobs and went so far as to purchase three brand new dresses for me. I do wish to avoid conflict today. A moment of silence is required here……

THE INFAMOUS HURRY UP LIST

This dreaded list gets emphasized during this time of year. It could be that people look for conversation pieces in an effort to talk to one another at the fattening dining table; however, the best of intentions often cause the worst of pains..Let us begin.

1.)IF YOU ARE SINGLE…”WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START DATING?” There are reasons why an individual may be single.

*Recent Breakup- A wise person would not jump into a serious relationship after ending one. A time of healing and readjustment needs to happen. A new relationship would simply build upon the baggage of the previous one and simply lead to more pain and heartache.

*DATING POOL- Many people who ask when are you going to start dating are actually unaware of the dating scene. It is not that easy to meet someone. Don’t believe me? Have you ever been able to have a serious conversation with someone in a club? Why are there so many online dating sites? There are matchmakers a foot as well that command a pretty penny for the opportunity of marriage. What if you are looking for a particular type of person that you simply have not seen and you prefer to wait?

*Spiritual Reasons- Sometimes, an individual is going through a spiritual awakening and does not need the added responsibility and pressures that a relationship can bring to the table. When on the quest to develop yourself on such a level, isolation is often a part of the equation. Sometimes, friends have to be removed as well because it is discovered that they were not friends to begin with.

2.) IF YOU ARE DATING…”WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET MARRIED?”
*Marriage is an institution that is recognized by god and the law. People are not bound in their own beliefs to recognize marriage as a legitimate goal.

*Divorces run rampant in this day and age. One has a lot to consider before considering an engagement and being tied to this individual for an entire lifetime…until death us do part. That is a serious piece of pie….

*Marriage may not be an option.

*When you are asked this question, does that person want to be married or simply attend a wedding?

2A.) IF YOU ARE DATING AND LIVING TOGETHER…”WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET MARRIED AND STOP LIVING IN SIN?”

*Please define the word sin. If you do have a definition, enlighten the rest of us that do not use this term.

*Is there a race of some sort to beat the clock? Tick tock tick….
*What if you just want to share a space with the person whom you love? Is this a crime of some sort?

3.) IF YOU ARE MARRIED…”WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE A BABY?”
*Not every couple chooses to have a baby. They do have a right to be together without a child being a part of the package.

*Many couples choose to enjoy each other and develop as a couple for a long period of time prior to considering parenthood.

*Some couples are unable to conceive and may not want to participate in such conversation.

*How do you know that this couple hasn’t miscarried but desperately wants a child?

4.) IF YOU ARE MARRIED WITH A BABY…”HAVE YOU GIVEN ANY THOUGHT TO ANOTHER CHILD?”
*No, but have you given any thought to the fact that you are on your third piece of pie and your gym membership just expired?

*Yes, but unless you move out, we won’t be able to afford one.
*We did not want the first one but we consider it a blessing!
*No. We have decided that we want tons of dalmations instead…101 to be exact. Perhaps you can dog sit the next time we fly to the South of France….

THANKSGIVING: AN IRRESPONSIBLE PRESENCE

Another day of gobbling fits has rolled around. The airports have been clogged with people traveling to their family homes for this popular holiday. Retailers are armed and ready to welcome the masses for shopping bouts of sheer frenzy, and turkeys everywhere can finally breathe a sigh of relief. For now. This year, my heart has a bit of emptiness in it.

As I watch people gather together to eat, I wonder about the people that have no one to gather with. How do they feel watching families come together for rejoicing? I know one woman that lost her husband the day before Thanksgiving last year. There is a family that is mourning the shooting of their young teenage daughter in my city. Others yet are estranged from their families due to their choice of lifestyle. Why, I just read about a family that was evicted because the landlord squandered their rent money instead of paying the mortgage. While I prepare to facilitate the Circle on the Beaver Moon, we will be discussing being thankful and gratitude; however, what about the people that do not get a moment to look towards the heavens to say thank you?

There is of course the scapegoat defense that arises during this time of year. People feel the need to eat beyond the normal constraints of a human stomach. Have they forgotten how long leftovers last? The restaurants will be packed by tomorrow evening because turkey will be a tired taste by then: turkey sandwich, turkey soup, turkey and rice……sigh. Damn the turkey.
You will hear, “Oh, I will start my workout right after the holidays in the New Year”….Tell me, how many New Year’s Resolutions are actually kept? Fitness and nutrition are not seasonal trends that can be bent this way and that. They require dedication on a daily basis. If a person is truly dedicated to their own upkeep, they will not be seen at the dinner table piling on ridiculous amounts of food.

Let us touch on the amount of conflict that arises during large holiday gatherings. Most adults live a good distance away from their parents. However, once in close quarters, many mothers feel the need to resume their once very dominant position and begin to impose rules and regulations that have no place in the plate of a grown adult. There may be new mates at the table that are not liked by anyone except for the significant other and often with good reason. There is always the abandoned drunken uncle that no one will claim. What if he begins to spew secrets about the family that cause deep pain? The holiday season is not as pleasant for everyone as the media would have us believe.

I would also like to make the Hurry Up List. What is the Hurry Up List?…..
HURRY UP LIST
1.)IF YOU ARE SINGLE…”WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START DATING?”
2.) IF YOU ARE DATING…”WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET MARRIED?”
2A.) IF YOU ARE DATING AND LIVING TOGETHER…”WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET MARRIED AND STOP LIVING IN SIN?”
3.) IF YOU ARE MARRIED…”WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE A BABY?”
4.) IF YOU ARE MARRIED WITH A BABY…”HAVE YOU GIVEN ANY THOUGHT TO ANOTHER CHILD?”
5.) IF YOU ARE WELL SEASONED AND WORKING…”WELL, WHEN DO YOU PLAN TO RETIRE?”

I will address this list in further detail in another post….

HOW I PLAN TO SPEND MY DAY
This holiday normally sees me on a stage somewhere far away performing for hours and a time. I often feel quite lonely until I return home and begin my journey to my family residence. By the time I normally arrive, the gathering has dwindled and I can get to the food without any lines or waiting. Fortunately, my parents recognize this as a career standard and happily welcome me late. When I am not performing on turkey day, I make the rounds to the places of invitation and finally roll around to my final destination of my parents. Today will be a different Thanksgiving for me.

Today, I have begun with blogging and a cup of moon tea. It shall be followed by meditation with a crystal quarts on into stretching, working out, and will be rounded with a nice hot bath to soothe my body. I expect to begin my journey early in the afternoon for the early dinner. The thoughts of the lonely still creep in my mind and perhaps, I should light a candle for them. When this day is over, I shall sleep soundly. Happy Thanksgiving!