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What is on Your 2020 Time-Line?

17 Dec

We are three weeks into the final month of 2019, a new decade beckons and we are here on the eve of the 2020’s. With each decade comes new ideas. Which significant changes will you be incorporating into your life? Which changes will you be giving a wide birth? Who has surprised you in a good way, or may have challenged your view of them? Have you surprised yourself in any way? Perhaps this is a rhetorical question: you are one of seven billion and counting and change is the only constant, for ourselves, our planet and the universe. It is no secret that our existence on earth, has been thwarted by problems which are self initiated, or caused by environmental, political, social or economic concerns: indeed, some of these issues are in our control, others may not be. And when we attempt to harmonise our gifts and talents with the needs of society, success will be waiting to degrees on a scale of our own making.

How have you been using your time over the last decade? In other words, you have had access to what we call 10 years or 120 months or 3,650 days. These bench marks have been shared with you as a reminder, to make plans for the next new decade using your daily allocation of 1,440 daily minutes. Get excited its going to be great. 

What are your dreams, your goals, your talents? Have you found out why you are here? If not, now might be a good time to investigate. Find your teachers and journey guides. Ask for their help. Outline a plan of how you will help yourself. Explore what the pitfalls might be in all that you put into place.

Who are your kindred spirits, who will journey with you? Have you found them yet? So much to do to fit into our time here on earth. And When you create your own questions to customise your results, you will know what you have to do. Journaling is a good way to review how you have spent your time and how best to use your gifts and talents going forward. So the question is, what are you getting ready to do? What have you decided to put into your 2020 timeline?

To get a copy of your 2020 Timeline Checklist, click on this link and gain access here.

Happy Earth Day 2019

22 Apr

“…Age of darkness. Age of light. Age of industry. Age of pollution and blight…”

The above preview is taken from Amunet’s Fables book 7 ‘Crystalline Towards The Grid’ in the fable ‘Is This Earth?’ and is referring to the irreversible damage being caused by industrialisation and the slow death of our planet. The Earth Day Celebration is featured in the story and it is Earth Day today…

Baobab Avenue Madagascar

What are Earth Day protestors so concerned about? Studies have found that the impact of atmospheric pollutants are directly impacting earths fauna and flora in ways never before seen in the history of our planet. Trees and plants are our main source of oxygen, so when the last tree dies, the last human will follow. This really is a matter of life and death. Researcher Aida Cuni Sanchez has done extensive research on the negative impact of global warming on our planet and has written the following article:

Nine out of 13 of Africa’s oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade, it has been reported. These trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years old, appear to be victims of climate change. Scientists speculate that warming temperatures have either killed the trees directly or have made them weaker and more susceptible to drought, diseases, fire or wind.

Old baobabs are not the only trees which are affected by climatic changes. Ponderosa pine and pinyon forests in the American West are dying at an increasing rate as the summers get warmer in the region. In Hawaii, Ohi’a trees are also dying at faster rates than previously recorded.

Since baobabs produce only faint growth rings, researchers used radiocarbon dating to analyse samples taken from different parts of each tree’s trunk and determined that the oldest (which is now dead) was more that 2,500 years old.

They also have more than 300 uses. The leaves, rich in iron, can be boiled and eaten like spinach. The seeds can be roasted to make a coffee substitute or pressed to make oil for cooking or cosmetics. The fruit pulp has six times more vitamin C than oranges, making it an important nutritional complement in Africa and in the European, US and Canadian markets.


The fruit of the baobab tree is rich in vitamin C, making it an important nutritional supplement  (Aida Cuní Sanchez)

Locally, fruit pulp is made into juice, jam, or fermented to make beer. The young seedlings have a taproot which can be eaten like a carrot. The flowers are also edible. The roots can be used to make red dye, and the bark to make ropes and baskets.

Baobabs also have medicinal properties, and their hollow trunks can be used to store water. Baobab crowns also provide shade, making them an idea place for a market in many rural villages. And of course, the trade in baobab products provides an income for local communities.

Baobab trees also play a big part in the cultural life of their communities, being at the centre of many African oral stories. They even appear in The Little Prince, the most famous book byAntoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Cultivating baobab

Baobab trees are not only useful to humans, they are key ecosystem elements in the dry African savannas. Importantly, baobab trees keep soil conditions humid, favour nutrient recycling and avoid soil erosion. They also act as an important source of food, water and shelter for a wide range of animals, including birds, lizards, monkeys and even elephants – which can eat their bark to provide some moisture when there is no water nearby. The flowers are pollinated by bats, which travel long distances to feed on their nectar. Numerous insects also live on the baobab tree.

Ancient as they are, baobab trees can be cultivated, as some communities in West Africa have done for generations. Some farmers are discouraged by the fact that they can take 15-20 years to fruit – but recent research has shown by grafting the branches of fruiting trees to seedlings they can fruit in five years.

Many “indigenous” trees show great variation in fruit morphological and nutritional properties – and it takes years of research and selection to find the best varieties for cultivation. This process, called domestication, does not refer to genetic engineering, but the selection and cultivation of the best trees of those available in nature. It seems straightforward, but it takes time to find the best trees – meanwhile many of them are dying.

The death of these oldest and largest baobab trees is very sad, but hopefully the news will motivate us to protect the world’s remaining large baobabs and start a process of close monitoring of their health. And, hopefully, if scientists are able to perfect the process of identifying the best trees to cultivate, one day they will become as common in our supermarkets as apples or oranges.

Aida Cuni Sanchez is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of York. This article first appeared on TheConversation.com 

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‘Crystalline Towards The Grid’ by Amunet Hall, a collection of short stories including:

Towards The Light

Lights Out

Is This Earth?

Giants Marching

Happy Earth Day 2019

A Joyful Solstice Reflection

21 Dec

THE LONGEST NIGHT

The December solstice in the northern hemisphere alludes to Spiritual transformation and creativity both of which are internal processes, both of which take place in the darkness, in the depths of our being, called by many names and variously described at different levels as the soul, the spirit, the direct connection to the source of all things, our connectedness to nature, and the Collective unconscious as coined by Carl Jung.

The name itself is derived from the Latin ‘Sol’ meaning the sun and ‘sistere’ meaning to stand. The combined variations are ‘solstitium’ or solstice. The sun standing still is alluding to the fact that during the solstice transits, the sun will either reach its highest point in the sky and we experience the longest day or reach the lowest point in the sky and we experience the longest night. On both occasions during the days following the actual event of the tilt towards or away from the sun, the sun will appear to be standing still before it changes direction and takes us towards spring or autumn.

Spiritually the sun is said to die and is reborn again around 25th December. Numerous winter festivals are based on the movements of the celestial bodies in the heavens which are used to provide guidance on how humanity should live. This was the case in ancient Egypt which although contested, predates Christianity by thousands of years. The iconography, deities, and symbolism from around the world and in the major world religions, can be found in ancient Egypt: The birthplace of marking time and the first written calendar.

DR CHARLES S. FINCH III

Eminent scholar, author and African Indigenous Priest, Dr Charles S. Finch III reminds us to acknowledge the solstice transit and immerse ourselves in the energy of the full moon, which falls on the day after today’s auspicious event. For more knowledge of self and the universe visit with Dr Finch here: http://www.charlessfinch.com/

THE SUN AND THE MOON

Universally we have come to view this time of year as a time to celebrate life with family and friends. December is also a time to take stock and make plans for the coming year. Be reminded that the Sun and the Moon help us to mark time. For those who need help with time management and goal setting, preview a free taster online training here:https://wayt1.teachable.com/

A FUN QUIZ

Now for a little bit of Fun with the chance to win a copy of Amunet’s Fables: A Time For Everything. Most of the information can be found here on the Blue Water Family blog.

Answer the following questions and send your answers here:https://www.amunetsfables.com/about/contact_us/

1. What is the name of the temple in the image above and where is it located?

2. What is the connection of the above temple to the Solstice sunrise?

3. What do the Dogons of Mali call the December Solstice and why?

4. Who is Osiris and what does he represent?

5. What is Hathor’s crown a symbol of?

6. What physically happens during the December Solstice?

7. What is the spiritual significance of the December Solstice?

8. When did Team Blue Water Family host the lecture series and workshops entitled An Audience With Dr. Finch, name the month and the year?

Vision Well For Yourself And Others.

Happy Sun of The Middle September 2018

23 Sep

It’s about that time again, the second sun of the middle for the year. As we know, this month marks a turning point towards winter (in the northern hemisphere) or summer (in the southern hemisphere). All the seasonal changes remind us to reflect on what has gone before, what we are doing now and what we can look forward to in the future. When we review and consolidate our knowledge and experiences, we are better able to make sense of our emotional connection to the past, the present and the future.

FIVE  YEARS  OF  SERVICE

The first Blue Water Family post was shared with the world in 2013. We have since gone on to share many more. Take a look at our archived posts. Many thanks to all the contributors, sponsors and scholars. We will continue to share and update you dear reader. Thank you for your visit. Come back again soon. blue water family is 5 this year Sponsored by Amunet’s Fables Lessons in Soul Survival available in Paperback and E-book on 5 platforms see below:

2011 Today in Ethiopia

11 Sep

A REMINDER AND SOME FACTS ABOUT MEASURING TIME

Definition of a day: when earth makes a complete spin on its own axis, we get one day followed by one night. You can check with NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) or look back in your own memory and perhaps you will agree with me that this measurement of what we call a day, is universal with two caveats and is counted as a 24 hour period. If you are not sure then Relax and learn.

TELLING TIME CLOSER TO THE EQUATOR The first caveat is that there are several nations on the African continent, and in particular the East Africans, who tell the time using a 12 hour clock. The first hour of a new day starts not at one second past 12 midnight, but at 6am the following day at sunrise. This way of telling time is easier for those living in locations where the hours of sunlight during a day, remains almost constant throughout the year.

TELLING TIME CLOSER TO THE POLES Those of us who live in locations further away from the equator, experience fluctuations of sunlight and the further north or south you go, these fluctuations become extreme. For example those living in locations on the equator will experience approximately 12 hours of sunlight all year. Those living at or close to the poles will experience the midnight sun in summer (almost 24 hours of daylight) and the polar night in winter (almost 24 hours of night).

TIME GOING EAST TIME GOING WEST The second caveat to consider is that the imaginary lines of longitude on our globe demarcates time, depending on where you are located on earth. For example, using Cairo in present day Egypt as the centre of the earth, if you travel westward you lose time: the reverse is the case if you travel east.

Definition of a week: when a number of days are grouped together to make a standard measurement, which is repeated ad infinitum, we call this a week. This measurement can be as many or as few days as dictated by the traditions of a particular nation.

Definition of a month: the measurement of the passage of time using the lunar cycle. In this respect, strictly speaking, the Ethiopian calendar is not really 13 months but 12 months plus 5 holy days or 5 days of celebrations.

Definition of a year: when the passing of time is measured using the orbit of the earth making one complete cycle around the sun. There are many different measurements which are referred to as a year, so depending on your culture and traditions you could be a head of the Western calendar or behind it. The measurement of a year is not universal. See a link to a previous post here.  Indeed, every one who is born on earth has their own annual solar return earth day celebrations or not depending on the individuals culture and traditions.

Change is the only constant and measuring our time using two extra terrestrials, plus a third category called ‘stars’, is one explanation of the term As Above So Below! Furthermore, it is widely acknowledged that the first calendar was created by the African nations who lived along the Nile Valley, several millennia ago. It has since been duplicated in part and or modified by successive civilisations, in particular the Greeks and the Romans. Ethiopia is part of the Nile Valley civilisation and the Ethiopian calendar has kept the thirteen month format and is the closest to the original in terms of this fact.

Cepheus on The Rise: In a recent post the final book of fables of 2018 was published as part of the Amunet’s Fables Series: The title is Cepheus on the rise. Cepheus in Greek mythology is the Ethiopian King and the constellation is named after him.  See a link here.

It only remains for us to wish all of of our readers a successful and joyful 2011 and beyond.

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Review of A Modern Day Fable – Towards The Light

7 Sep

EXPLORING THE POWER OF EARTHS ENERGY AND THE ENCOUNTERS WE COME FACE TO FACE WITH – WHICH CAN BE AMUSING AND SCARY AT THE SAME TIME

In the video above, we are invited to listen to some comments and reflections, shared by author El Crisis. He is reviewing ‘Towards The Light’ Taken from book 7 ‘Crystalline Towards The Grid’, a collection of four short stories, which acknowledge the power of Earth’s Energy and our own spirituality. Each fable is a reminder that what we do, can cause a chain reaction and in the midst of what ensues, we have choices to make or they will be made for us. As we are reminded in the final moments of the story:

“…and when we no longer want something, having it doesn’t matter any more…”

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST THE LAUNCH DAY OF BOOK 7 WAS QUITE SPECTACULAR 

Although the moon was new, so invisible to us, it was a super moon, meaning that it came the closest to earth that it can in its orbit. There was also a partial solar eclipse and a meteor shower. The above video reminds us to pay attention to what is happening in the heavens, before there was television, we were encouraged to take a view of the sky and go within to our inner vision: during these times, spirituality was seen as the most important aspect of the person. In various indigenous cultures and traditions this was the case. The further back you go the more so. Great emphasis was therefore placed on being mindful of ones surroundings and mindful of ones thoughts.

WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE MINDFULNESS EXPERIENCE? 

Remember that reading is the ultimate mindfulness experience. Buy your copy of Crystalline Towards The Grid by clicking on the link HERE

The Completion of a Cycle and Cepheus on the Rise

25 Aug

PAY ATTENTION TO THE HEAVENS

NEW BOOK ALERT: CEPHEUS ON THE RISE IS READY HOT OFF THE PRESS. This small book of fables, has been named after one of the northern hemisphere circumpolar constellations. These stars take it in turn, over a cycle of 26,000 years, to position themselves as earth’s guiding light for those who can see it. How do we know this? Our African Ancestors were excellent mathematicians. Their observations led to the creation of the first calendar. This demanded the attention of serious scholars most of whom were priests and priestesses.

 

LET’S LOOK AT OUR ATTENTION SPAN TODAY

As we know and as it has been said, time keeps on ticking into the future and as it does, our attention span has slowly declined apparently from 12 seconds to 8. Meanwhile studies have found that on average, a goldfish can concentrate for 9 seconds! This is ofcourse contested by the nay sayers. However regardless of the figures look around for yourselves, and see where we are heading.  Amunet’s Fables have been written to address some of the concerns of our fast-paced living. The style and content are accessible to both accomplished as well as reluctant readers. If you sit quietly and undisturbed, depending on the speed at which you read, it is very possible to complete each book in about half an hour. Hopefully you will learn something about yourself, humanity and the universe and choose to re-read each story time without number. Apparently they are great at parties, at events and presentations and make good presents for all occasions too. Click on the link below for your hot off the press copy.

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THE COMPLETION OF A CYCLE

In keeping with marking time the indigenous way, today is a full moon. In astrology this phase represents the completion of a cycle, which was here before we were born and will continue after we return to the ancestral realm. Today the Amunet’s Fables series for 2018 has also completed a cycle. Cepheus On The Rise is the newest addition to the series. In mythology this constellation represents the Ethiopian king. The four short stories in this edition very much locates the man of African heritage at the centre of each narrative. You are invited to Invest a very small amount of time on being mindful. After you have read the book, do leave a comment, every one helps to spread the word.

 

AMUNET’S FABLES THE COLLECTION

There are now 8 books composed of a collection of short stories, flash fiction and poems. For now this will do. A special thank you to the reviewers. Please continue to add your thoughts on Amazon and buy the books whilst they are still available.See What Other Readers Are Saying

 

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Crystalline Towards The Grid New Book Release On A Super New Moon

10 Aug

 

Crystalline Towards The Grid is the 7th instalment in The Amunet’s Fables series of books.

Read a snippet here: The Crystalline grid describes the location of some of the most powerful ley-lines which can be identified across planet earth. Ley-lines are lines which link locations of spiritual significance, including landforms as well as man-made structures. The lines closely follow the boundaries of earth’s tectonic plates. When all the lines are connected earth resembles a huge diamond. The Crystalline grid refers to patterns formed by the ley-lines on ‘Aye’ – the Yoruba name for Mother Earth.

Just as the body is said to have energy centres and meridian lines called chakras, so too is this principle relatable to earth. There are three differences between the intersections of the ley-lines. One set of locations are said to be positive portals and are mostly identified by ancient man-made and natural monuments, many of which are said to be in alignment with celestial activity. Another set of locations Read more here 

There are Three other events taking place on 11th August 2018

1) A Super New Moon happens when the moon phase is invisible and comes closest to the earth, also called perigee.

2) A Partial Solar Eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun’s disk.

3) Presides Meteror Shower like all meteor showers, happens around the same time every year. Meteor showers are a celestial event also referred to as shooting stars.

 

Why not do some research to see if any of the above celestial events will be visible in your region. As above so below. If you are able to experience any of these heavenly treats go for it. Then make some more time for yourself and relax with a book of fables. You now have 7 to choose from the Amunet’s Fables Series, plus an African Ancestral Day Special edition.

Please leave a review on Amazon and give each book as many stars as you like.

 

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African Ancestral Remembrance Day

1 Aug

special edition

Today we commemorate African Ancestral Remembrance Day.

We pay homage in memory of all those who suffered, endured and secured their freedom.  We especially applaud the numerous ways they maintained their humanity throughout this ordeal in all spheres of human activity. A Special mention to all those including members of the Global family who helped Harriet Tubman and others like her who freed herself and others. When we learn from those who are guided by social justice and spiritual growth, we also bring added meaning to our own existence.

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Vision Well For Yourself and Others.

 

Happy Sun of the North 2018

21 Jun

Happy Sun Of The North

Today is the June Solstice 2018 and Amunet’s Fables Book 6 has been published to honour this Orisha nature spirituality event.

Here at Blue Water Family we would like to thank our readers for your continued support and for adding these seasonal books to your growing collection. The title of the new book is: Celestial Create Your Own Heaven.

How can you create your own heaven? The answer is simple. You can create your own heaven by living a life in-tune with nature, by learning from our elevated ancestors and by consulting the oracle, which is your higher self. 

We are all here for a certain amount of time, which apparently keeps on ticking into the future… When we learn from each other and share as student teachers, the life affirming ways of humanity will become apparent, especially if we commit to healing the generational wounds passed down through our bloodline linage. All will be well when we Vision well and provide opportunities for the spirit of justice and reciprocity to flow.

We say Ashe. Amen. Let it be so and so it will be.

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Vision Well and Remember that Reading is the Ultimate mindfulness experience.

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