Today’s Tarot: Ancestors from the New Orleans Voodoo Deck

The ancestors are with us, in us, around us always. The presence of those who came before us is in all that we touch, all that we breathe. When we show respect to ourselves, to the greatness of life, we also show respect to our ancestors, and vice versa. All is connected, and when we…

Why I Released My Need To Control

Yin and yang. We all play both roles at some point. It’s a pattern that you can see with every living thing. Sometimes we’re the giver, sometimes the receiver. It doesn’t make us subordinate to receive, just as it doesn’t make us the master when we can give. It’s a balance.

I’m Sexually Liberated, So Should I Be A Webcam Model?

My sexual side is something I had long denied and it hurt me to do so. I’ve had sexual feelings toward myself and others for a long time. I mean… it’s natural, but for awhile it seemed taboo. Dirty. The stigmas on sexuality were taught to me and affected the way that I maneuvered. My…

What I’m Learning From Being Non-Monogamous Pt.1: Intro

“We are creating the blueprint.” This is what one of my partners said to me yesterday after I finally found the words to let him in on the way I had been feeling all day. The awareness that I was currently involved, and diving deeper into, a form of relationship I had never experienced before…

Energy is Persuasive

The strongest energy is what will absorb you. External energy can interact with yours, and if a positive energy matches with a positive, you get joy, love, creativity.. if a positive matches with a negative, you get sadness, anger.. if opposite energy matches with each other, you have choice.

What Gives You Life? For Me, It’s Dance

We all have something that brings us life. For me, that is dance. Specifically Afro-cultural dance. I began dancing about 3 years ago when my cultural anthropology professor invited me to a “drum circle”. I had been to one before at Venice beach and expected the same high and wild movements to the slightly askew…

What the Full Moon in Libra Means for Us

Libra is the balance between the analytical and sensual Virgo and the dark and enticing Scorpio. The energy of Libra brings an appreciation of raw beauty, a need for active contemplation, and a charm that comes from their confidence in their ability to find all the answers they are constantly seeking. On the flip, Libra…

Today’s Tarot: Oludumare from the New Orleans Voodoo Deck

Oludumare is the Creator. The Creator even for those who turn their back on him, even for those who attempt to ignore him in all, even for those lost in the material world. Throughout our journeys he is there as the witness, observing without intruding, allowing us our freedom of choice. That does not mean…

What Does Success Mean To You?

The idea of success is relative and ever-changing. What I wanted 2 years ago is different than what i’m striving towards now. Some goals overlap, but what I previously defined as success is not the same for me today. I’ve learned more about myself and about life over time, i’ve experienced things that I hadn’t…

For Those Of Us With A Past

I always have a choice in my life. A choice in what I feed the world and what it feeds me. A choice in outlook, in perspective. A choice in who I am and who I become. My past will not control me, yet it inspires me. And tomorrow’s sun is what I’m moving towards.

Why Is Pleasure Taboo??

It’s been a long journey of acceptance with my relationship between myself and my pleasures. It feels like since I was young i’ve been discouraged from pursuing what actually brings me pleasure. What’s that line? Why everything supposed to be bad make me feel so good? In fact, I feel that what i’m not interested…