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Seasons Greetings

21 Sep

Happy Sun of the Middle

The Dogon Nation of Mali West Africa, describe the change of seasons based on the position in the heavens. Today is The Sun of the middle. This refers to the trajectory of the sun’s path, reaching the middle position in the heavens. Everywhere on earth, will experience equal day and equal night twice a year: in March and in September. Your location above or below the equator, will give you Spring or Autumn respectively.

Remember to Keep your vibration high and stay connected to those who are resonating in harmony with nature.

Seasons Greetings To You And Your Loved Ones.

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Do All Living Things Have A Soul?

17 Sep
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Animism is the belief that objects, places, and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence. Potentially, animism perceives all things—animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, human handiwork, and perhaps even words—as animated and alive. Source: wikipedia [accessed 16-9-20]
The Collective unconscious refers to structures of the unconscious mind which are shared among beings of the same species. It is a term coined by Carl Jung. Source: wikipedia [accessed 16-9-20]
In the West African Yoruba tradition (and others across the continent), in simple terms, humans, animals and plans are all considered to be ‘persons’. This is not a unique belief amongst the religions of African Spirituality: Japanese Shintoism and Shamanic practices globally, hold similar beliefs. Carl Jung would perhaps site this phenomenon, as what he called ‘the collective unconscious’. Perhaps Raul Dhal himself was a healer of the human psyche, just like many authors who intentionally use their words as medicine. What do you think? Continue Reading Here.
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Today is The End of 2012

11 Sep
Is today really the end of 2012? The answer is yes! this post will remind you that the concept of ‘Time’ is relative. We will use Ethiopia as our first example. Here are some facts about The Ethiopian Calendar: it is different to the Gregorian one in a number of ways.
The Ethiopian calendar is divided into 13 months not 12. The new year is on 11th September and 12th during a leap year, like this one in 2020. The Gregorian calendar is 7 to 8 years ahead of the Ethiopian one. Why is this? Time is relative, cultural and current. Different cultures count time in ways that are specific to their traditions. All time counting is dependent upon the celestial movements of stars, planets and natural satellites. Time keeping is also incorporated into traditional and contemporary spiritual and religious ritual practice. Click on this link and continue reading here:

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Which Orisha? Out and About in London August 2020

11 Aug

 

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African Emancipation And Ancestral Remembrance

1 Aug

The above image shows part of an aquatic museum of sculptures on the ocean floor off the coast of Grenada in the Caribbean. The artist is Jason deCaires Taylor. A celebrated environmentalist who has created a number of such monuments internationally. The theme of decay, rebirth and metamorphosis, is salient in all his creations. It is for this reason that his work is being highlighted.

Today is African Emancipation Ancestral Remembrance Day. The 1st August is celebrated internationally, to remember the great disaster which took place over five centuries and created satellite traditions of African heritage people, on every continent on earth. And in the spirit of finding order out of chaos, it is clearly a deeply poignant moment for all African heritage peoples. Many of whom, have no idea who their bloodline ancestors were or where they came from. Today the loss of liberty and life is commemorated, by the survivors of this crime against humanity. A fact which is eulogised in songs, poetry, art work, in sculptures, in dance, in fables and in any way that we as humans can relay a message, for the healing of a nation.Continue reading here…

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Your Network is Your Net-Worth: True or False?

14 Jul

The video above is part of a playlist selection of supporters who have reviewed my Fables Series. I would like to say a big thank you to my fellow content creators. Mutual respect and Infinite abundance.

Did I mention that my favourite past time is writing? I wrote my first unpublished story at aged 12. I keep a daily journal, and I encourage you to do the same. By the time I was in my mid 20’s I was a published author, as part of a writers’ collective. When I arrived at the gates of higher learning, a few years later, the books had sold over 5000 copies, mainly in the UK. All this happened during the pre smart phone era. As you can perhaps imagine, this was a big deal amongst members of my network, as well as my new friends at university. Did it go to my head? Well perhaps a little (smile). For those of you who have had the opportunity to engage in deep reflections, about life and the universe, you will realise how important this is for your personal development and your spiritual growth. It is not a requirement for you to attend university for this to happen. If you have not found your kindred spirits yet, search them out and make a connection. You will be glad that you did. Continue reading

20th June 2020

20 Jun

Look around at the changes which have taken place over the past 90 days. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel? Evidence that change is the only constant. A new decade and a new way of being… Continue reading here

Tribute To Douglas Williams

20 Jun

This is a Tribute to a kind hearted Warrior Spirit. A Brother and Friend to many. A man who knew the true value of community empowerment. Ancestor Douglas Williams, ascended master, we salute you.

Douglas was a regular supporter of our work here at Blue Water Family: he was the brother of ceremonies at many of the events and radio host to our international guest speaker Dr Charles S. Finch III.

We send condolences to his family and loved ones. In honour of his memory we have compiled a few of the testimonials which he gave after attending our gatherings. We have also included his interview with Dr Charles S. Finch III. Those who knew him would have heard a number of his favourite catch phrases. We have included some of them.

December Solstice 2015 

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Spring 2016 Find Your Voice inner view with Brother Douglas: exploring the contributions of Dr Charles S. Finch III and his studies on all aspects of life and finding a unity between Historical, Spiritual, Political, Psychological and Cultural awareness.

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June Solstice 2016 

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Douglas Williams Radio Presenter and Events Organiser

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“Attending a Blue Water Family event is like being carried along on a calm sea of information, knowledge of self and the universe. There is a warm feeling of togetherness and relaxation whilst you are there and you take away many things to think about.” Douglas Williams Find Your Voice [Community engagement forum]

Rest in Perfect Peace From Amunet and Members of Blue Water Family.

“Dougie thanks for educating the Afrikan community supporting my yoga teaching and giving us a voice “ SisTAR imani 

“Brother Dougie is a beautiful soul. Always had time for people… showed genuine concern and care for our community. He will be, sadly missed and lovingly remembered. R.I.P. Beloved.” Sista Maxine 

“I met ‘Dougie’ just under 10 years ago. I understood his reach was wide, with over 3 decades of friendship and guidance for many members of the community. He supported and promoted many positive activities and events that I personally attended and helped to organise. Transcending “group politics”, Dougie was definitely someone we can call a bridge between different organisations. I sensed a seriousness about him, though he always greeted people with a smile.  May his example continue to live-on in us, as his soul holds a seat among the others who worked and lived for our people.
Salute, Uncle.”
D.

“Brother Dougie joins a long list of community activists whose departure enriches the ancestral realm while we remain the poorer. One of his most remarkable achievements, I remember in recent times, is his successful campaign in opposing the turning of Body Music premises next to Seven Sisters tube station, into a betting shop. The premises now occupied by Costa, the coffee shop, serving the local community better, should encourage us all as to how successful petitioning of local authorities results in them using their powers more responsibly, for community development. R.I.P Dougie” Emmanuel Amevor 

Catch Phrases by Douglas

“Water is like God…”

“The whole thing about health…”

“Alright then…”

Spring Equinox New Moon 2020

24 Mar

In answer to the question: “What is your message to the world during this Spring Equinox Season?”, see five examples here from a diverse group of student teachers…

“Spring clean your mind, body and soul. While we are on lock-down, let nature reclaim the earth and when we return, may we have cleaned ourselves to rejoin nature more harmoniously 🙌🏾✨”
Nuakai Aru: Film Maker Actor and World Explorer

“My spring equinox message is: use this time period to plan and strategise for your best future.”
Robin Walker: Historian

“My Spring Equinox message to the world would be, when you get a chance, go out and soak up the new energy that is being sent from our OUTER Sun to our INNER Sun … 🌞 “
Karlene: Writer and Wellness Advocate

“The spring equinox message to the world is to allow The Mother (Ma’at) to live in our heart so that we can truly  spring…”
BabaAyo: Yoruba Teacher and Herbalist  

“The most high is the best of planners.”
Joyce: Lecturer and kinesiologist

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Who should you invite into your sanctuary also called your life?

1 Mar

Who should you invite into your sanctuary also called your life? For every member of your network who decides to seek negative attention, there will be those who wish you well. They will be there for you in the good times and when there are challenges. This is what we call unconditional love. And as Damien Marley reminds us, “unconditional love is rare” (check out ‘There For You‘ by Damien Marley).

Now let’s look at those negative attention seekers. These are the people in your network who take advantage, simply because they know you and have access to your time. It could be a regular premeditated habit or an occasional, ”lets put a spanner in the works attitude.” Some call this the crabs in the barrel mentality. Click on this link to continue reading

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