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Blue Water Family acknowledges each of the Equinox and Solstice transits during the year. We do this in order to remind one and all of the connection between Humanity and Nature.

The Dogon of Mali West Africa, describe the change of season based on the position in the heavens.

A Dogon High Priest seated holding his flail of authority

The Sun of the north refers to the trajectory of the sun’s path, reaching the highest point high in the sky. In the Uk this will give us the longest day of the year, during our Summer Season. The Sun of the middle refers to the trajectory of the sun’s path, reaching the middle position in the heavens. In the UK and everywhere else on earth, this will give us equal day and equal night time hours twice a year, in March and in September, Spring and Autumn respectively. The Sun of the South refers to the trajectory of the Sun’s path, making its shortest journey low in the heavens, from east to west giving us here in the UK the shortest day of the year, during our Winter Season.

In astronomy The zenith is the “highest” point on the celestial sphere.

In astronomy, the meridian is the great circle passing through the celestial poles, the zenith, and the nadir (point directly below the zenith) of an observer’s location.

 

 

The Seasons Do Not Discriminate

 

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  We Are All A percentage of Each Other

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We All Live Here

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Cultural Retention

15 Oct

CULTURAL RETENTION refers to the traditions, practices, beliefs and taboos of a nation. Those nations who are fortunate enough to be able to view their family tree for several decades and centuries will have a secure sense of who they are, in relation to their heritage.

LOSS OF TRADITIONS FEAR AND NEGATIVE REACTIONS:People of African heritage, especially those in the diaspora, on the whole do not have the advantage of knowing what their direct linage might be. There are programs available in some locations, to support what is known as ‘Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome’. The interrupted journey of several generations of Africans have had a devastating impact on all who have been affected. The generation whose ancestors were the enslavers, are fearful of those whose ancestors were enslaved. There is resentment and fear and mistrust and in some cases an unwillingness to acknowledge what has happened and how it affects all of us now, in all areas of life. It is a mess!

A COMING TOGETHER THROUGH AFRICAN TRADITIONS: We can not change the past, but we can do what we can, to mitigate the pain and suffering, which has carried on through genetic memory and other channels. Cultural retention is one sure way to reclaim what has been lost. African Traditional Religions are well established in Africa and the Americas. There is now a growing interest in Europe, Asia and Oceana.

IFA ORISA ON THE RISE: For example, in 1981, Professor Wande Abimbola founder of Orisa World Foundation claimed that 100 million people from individual and institutional organisations in over 50 countries adhere to Ifa Orisa culture and traditions.

BLUE WATER FAMILY ACADEMY can be added to the growing trend of forums providing access to knowledge of African Traditional Religions. To this end, we have created access to a practice based forum for those who are new to nature spirituality and specifically, those who want to learn more about Ifa Orisa spirituality. This will be helpful, especially to those who are searching for a way to connect to something bigger than themselves. If you are so inclined take action and gain access to the practice based training courses, which are now available.

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Sun of the Middle Reflections

24 Sep

During these interesting and challenging times, do you need a reason to celebrate? If so, there are four times a year when the earth rocks back and forth in relation to the sun. These movements defines the seasons. Have a listen to the podcast on the Orange Feather Podcast series, focusing on the Sun of the middle. Find out why knowledge of self and the universe is an important aspect of your survival. When you decide that you are ready to learn more, click on this link and visit Blue Water Family Academy

Reflections on Ethiopian New Year 2021

11 Sep

The 11th of September is Ethiopian New Year. And as we know, the way we choose to mark time is not set in stone. Time can be marked using the configurations of lunar, stella and solar movements across the heavens. When we acknowledge that Africa is the cradle of humanity, culture and civilisation, it will not take a stretch of the imagination to accept that Africans across the continent found rudimentary and more complex ways to mark time.

For example, the Ishango bone was carved in the Congo c23,000 BCE and is widely accepted as the oldest mathematical tool, possibly used in a number of ways including a lunar device to measure the female menstrual cycle. The Julian calendar which is used by the Ethiopians, was commissioned by Emperor Julius Caesar and was written by mathematician and astronomers Sosigenes of Alexandria, a native East African of the Nile Valley in 45 BCE.

The Gregorian calendar which is currently the dominant mode of time keeping internationally, is 7 years ahead of the Julian calendar, which is the one followed by the Orthodox Christian Community, led by Ethiopia. Ethiopia has the oldest religious books of the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). Ethiopia was once seen as one of the most religiously tolerant nations. Ethiopia was not colonised by Europeans because ordinary men and women came together to defend their way of life and their freedom to live in peace. Ethiopia is the seat of the African Union. Ethiopia is a symbol of unity for Africans internationally.

Ethiopians Working Together

Journalist Zeinab Badawi reporting in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Religious Art

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Respecting Yourself and The Natural World

6 Sep

BLUE WATER FAMILY IS A GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE FORUM SHARING KNOWLEDGE OF SELF AND THE UNIVERSE: What does this actually mean? The ancients reminded us to get to know ourselves, not just at a superficial level with how we look, or how we feel, but who we are in the wider scheme of things. Most indigenous knowledge systems teach this aspect of life, as a fundamental part of their spiritual practice: and it is up to the individual to make an effort to know these things, if they are so inclined.

WHAT IS NATURE SAYING TO US? Over the years, months and most recently, we are seeing anomalies in nature, such as an increase in floods, forest fires, toxic algae blooms rising to the surface and causing deaths and more. A distressing state of affairs and a reminder that we do not know all that there is to know about our planet. All who are experiencing hardship at this time we send our condolences and blessings.

ANOTHER CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: For this new moon reflection be reminded that It’s always good to wipe the slate clean during this lunar phase. What’s next for you? What lessons are you learning about yourself, about others, about your planet and your place within the universe? Reflect on this in your quiet time.

HUMANITY AND THE CYCLE OF LIFE: Be reminded that we are part of the natural world. The more we show respect to each other and the natural world, the more we will be living in harmony with our purpose. Ask yourself if this is happening in your world and the world around you. You may have more control about what you choose to do, but be reminded that you do not have control over what others are doing. Neither should you seek to interfere in the destiny of others. We can lead a human to knowledge but we can not make them think. This is just one of the ways to travel light.

NEW TRAINING ALERT: A series of nature spirituality training courses will be available soon, for those who want to deepen their knowledge about Ifa Orisa and how to work with the spirits of nature for themselves, for others and for the planet. Click on the link below and add yourself to the waiting list to be alerted when enrollment begins.

Here is a link Rebirth into Ifa Orisa Spirituality for beginners

Be well and look after yourselves.

Amunet’s Fables Featured on The Orange Feather Podcast April 2021

1 Apr

As requested one fable from each of the eight books will be featured during the month of April 2021:

Introducing Amunet’s Fables

Listen to an introduction to each book and a short preview of one fable.

1st April taken from Lesson’s in Soul Survival

5th April taken from Choose Order or Create Chaos

9th April taken from A Time For Everything

13th April taken from The Door is Closing

17th April Cadence The Rhythm of Lifehttps

21st April Celestial Create Your Own Heaven

25th April Crystalline Towards The Grid

29th April Cepheus on The Rise

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The Art of Living Your Best Life Starting From Today

24 Feb

The Art of Living has been dealt with by commentators across space and time and by all cultures. However, the problem of self ownership does not emerge in isolation of external structures and cultural influences. This episode of the Orange Feather Podcast Series, explores some questions in relation to how we can embrace life, as a creative process, using the Friedrich Nietzsche Test and framed within an African Indigenous Knowledge perspective.

The phrase you only have one life is an important idea to grapple with: one of my kindred community members, always asks “whats new and different”? This is an excellent question, because there is always going to be something new and something different. Just like a running stream, to maintain emotional wellness, it is important that we keep things moving. Getting guidance to create a Daily Invocation is one way to maintain balance in your life. What do you think? Have a listen. Become a VIP member to have your comments, voice notes and requests prioritised.

Amunet Hall is a design thinking content creator who has created an eco-system of products and services to help busy people to slow down and reflect on life. To gain access to more training click on this link

THE EVE OF THE ORANGE FEATHER PODCAST SERIES

4 Feb

Just sharing an exciting update on the official launch of the Orange Feather Podcast Series. The first episode will be broadcast this Thursday 4th February 2021, and every 5 days there after during this month, in honour of Orisa Orunmila, the sage of the Ifa Orisa Spiritual Practice. You are invited to get involved and become a VIP member. If you know that you are a spiritual being having a human experience, then you will find some value in each episode.

Have a listen and share your thoughts.

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The intention is Celebration Healing and Information. Looking forward to being of service.

New Beginnings

1 Feb

Happy first of the month. The word February comes from the Roman word februum meaning purification and februa, referring to rituals used to be performed to clear the way for fertility of the land and of the people. February was seen as an important time to prepare for the coming of spring in Rome and other parts of the northern hemisphere. What is the date where you are? Marking time is not set in stone. There are many variations about the days, the months, the years, even the conception of day and night. This is just one of the topics to be covered in the Orange Feather Podcast Series. If you are interested in knowledge of self and the universe, to enhance your personal development and your spiritual growth, then you have found your kindred community.

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Looking forward to interacting with you, should you be so inclined. Be Well.

Podcast Update

28 Jan

The Full Moon signifies the completion of the lunar cycle. As above so below. January 2021 has been a challenge to many, who would usually be full of optimism. And as we always say, the safest place to be in a quantum hurricane season, is in the safety of your wise mind. How can you access this place? Be in tune with your inner spirit. How can you do this? The Orange Feather Podcast Series will show you how. Listen and chill or become a VIP member to actively engage with interviewing opportunities.

Happy January Full Moon.

The Link Between Emotional Health and Spirituality – Free Download

23 Jan

The link between emotional health and spirituality has come more to the forefront, especially since the reorganisation of every aspect of life, during the winter of 2020. The speed at which everything is moving has negatively impacted many individuals, whose mental health has greatly suffered.

Your emotional health is dependent upon your connection to your inner spirit. If you know that you are a spiritual being having a human experience, then maintaining a balance between the spiritual and the mundane is central to your wellbeing. This is one of the best ways to rest in the centre of a storm, whenever, however or wherever it appears. Learning to relax is central to stress management, as well as being in nature, which forces you to appreciate the moment. And this in and of itself, is a meditative tool, one which can greatly enhance and enrich your inner spirit.

In summary, when we decide to invest in ourself, we are making a commitment to advance our humanity. This is the ultimate self care lifestyle modality. A community is made up of individuals, if everyone made such a bold but natural decision to engage in a daily invocation, then the world would be a better place. To this end a 5 point check list has been created to help you to review your emotional wellbeing, with tips on how to bring yourself into homeostasis. Gain access by clicking on the link below:

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