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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

Enkutatash Meskerem 1st 2014

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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.

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.

Become a VIP Kindred Community Member by clicking on this link.

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.

Become a VIP Member to be featured on THE ORANGE FEATHER PODCAST SERIES. Click on this link:

Listen to the trailers for the official launch in a few days time. Click on this link

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:

Click on this link to download your checklist

What Are You Thinking?

4 Jan

In the West African Spiritual Practice of Ifa Orisa, as with many other examples across the continent, there are three important pillars of the faith: inner spirit, ancestral reverence and the spirits of nature. All three are regularly called upon to assist with decision making, when devotees and initiates consult the oracle with the assistance of trained priests and priestesses. In the West, this is the task of the personal development life coach, the design thinking content creator and various other journey guide services. However you first have to acknowledge that you need help. This is the first step in the process, of reflecting on where your mind wonders to, when left to its own devices.

The thoughts which are whirling around in your head, will lead you in one direction or the other. If you are ‘a wondering generality‘, you will choose pot luck. If on the other hand you are ‘a meaningful specific’, you will clear a path and start a journey with purpose. Which is it to be?

Gain access to a training course, on ways to show gratitude for your life and make meaningful plans for the future. Click on this link.

Thank You 2020 Halo New Earth #3

1 Jan

As an Independent Researcher into indigenous nature spirituality in general and African indigenous knowledge in particular, I am grateful for all that I continue to learn, from the gentle power of the natural world. If the past 12 months have taught us anything at all, it is the importance of self reflection. Developing your power of thought, is the most important exercise you could engage in at this time. Remember if you don’t use it, it will atrophy.

Whilst doing one of my time and space reconnaissance, it occurred to me that, its the simple things in life, that will help us to navigate to dry land, during this quantum hurricane season. And the safest place to be right now, is in the safety of your wise-mind. The free webinar is no longer available.

Gain access to a training course, on ways to show gratitude for your life and make meaningful plans for the future. Click on this link.

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