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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.

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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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Douglas Williams Radio Presenter and Events Organiser

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β€œAttending 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.

β€œDougie thanks for educating the Afrikan community supporting my yoga teaching and giving us a voice β€œ SisTAR imani 

β€œBrother 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 

β€œI 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.

β€œBrother 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

β€œWater is like God…”

β€œThe 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…

β€œSpring 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 πŸ™ŒπŸΎβœ¨β€
Nuakai Aru: Film Maker Actor and World Explorer

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

β€œMy 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 … 🌞 β€œ
Karlene: Writer and Wellness Advocate

β€œThe spring equinox message to the world is to allow The Mother (Ma’at) to live in our heart so that we can trulyΒ  spring…”
BabaAyo: Yoruba Teacher and HerbalistΒ Β 

β€œThe 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, β€œunconditional love is rare” (check out β€˜There For Youβ€˜ 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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Happy Solar Return Ancestor Toni Morrison

18 Feb

Today we honour the life of ancestor Toni Morrison, a writer who used invisible ink.

Β Toni Morison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford), was the 1993 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and professor emeritus in the Council of Humanities, Princeton University. She spoke extensively about the relationship between readers and text. In one of her talks, she explains the process of writing with invisible ink, as being a tool which invites the reader to co-create the narrative with the author, one where the words dissolve and the experience of what is being described comes alive to all the senses, triggering painful or pleasant memories and also providing hope for the future.

Fellow African American, Dr Charles S Finch III, Indigenous Priest, Author and Master Teacher, shares his insights into the author as follows:

“Toni Morrison was one of the five to ten most important novelists of the last 50 years.Β  But what interests me most about her is that she was a personal friend of both Jan Carew and Ivan Van Sertima.Β  She is the one who shepherded Van Sertima’s ground-breaking THEY CAME BEFORE COLUMBUS through Random House, where she was an editor, and got it published there.Β  So you might say that her influence on the intellectual history of the black world extended beyond her Nobel Prize-winning literary output.”

Those who find themselves gravitating towards the written word are usually, being influenced by the energy signature of Orisha Obatala. Owner of the white cloth and the head of all humans.

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How To Feed Your Destiny With Energy Medicine

18 Feb

In the Yoruba pantheon of energy signatures, Orisha Obatala is the owner of all heads. The head of a human is very important to our existence. What would you do without it? I hear you chuckling… But seriously, we could not live without it. We experience the world through our senses and the head is the main receptor of sight, touch, hearing, taste and smell. Our personal computer resides in our head, also called the brain. In the centre of our brain, is the pineal gland, which some say is the seat of the soul. We think with our brains. Be reminded that thought precedes action, therefore thought is a prerequisite to survival. Let your intellect triumph over your ego. And when we align our inner spirit with our head and our heart our journey is illuminated and we also help others to see the way.

And when we decide to use the language of Orun (heaven), we will be bathing in the energy of this pure life force. Orun is a place where all humans come from and will return to. You are responsible for choosing order or creating chaos in your life, here on Aye (earth). Energy medicine is anything that uplifts your spirit and challenges you to do better. When things are not going as well as you expected, there may be more than one reason for this…

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Ifa Orisha Explanation of a Disease Pandemic

1 Feb

Death is our one true promise and if it is our time to leave earth, nothing can stop this from happening. Pre-mature death is quite a different matter. And we have no way of determining the difference between the two.

The 2020 Gregorian Decade, has greeted us with terrifying news of a disease pandemic, which has already taken many souls back to their ancestors. Condolences to their friends and family members. The Ifa spiritual practice accounts for this devastation by attributing the process to Orish Obaluaye. His name is a combination of King (Oba) and Earth (aye). His symbolisms are the crook, symbolising his authority and the small broom, symbolising his ability to clear away disease. He dresses in raffia to symbolise poverty, yet it is adorned with cowrie shells, a symbol of wealth. In the ifa system of divination he is associated with Oturopon Meji, the 12th binary Odu energy signature, where the spirit of disease is invoked. Orisha Egungun (the spirit of the ancestors) also features heavily in this reading. So what can we learn from these events? And how should we proceed going forwards?

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Happy Solstice NewMoon 2019

26 Dec

Happy Holidays to one and all. Now is a good time to tap into the creative energies of the dark moon and the rebirth resonances of the solstice sun. This is what is meant by the statment “as above so below.”

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Happy Sun of the South also called December Solstice

22 Dec

When we decide to bring harmony into our lives, it is imperative that we acknowledge the importance of learning from nature. The idea of “As above, so below” is what we should keep in mind. Each nation has their own story of the sky. However the physical movements in Astronomy is what guides these fables and predictions. Today the planet has tilted away from the sun in the northern hemisphere, with a corresponding tilt towards the sun in the southern hemisphere. As the sun is now in favour of the south, they are having summer, as we are tilted away from the sun in the northern hemisphere, we are experiencing winter. For more information click on this link https://www.patreon.com/AmunetHall

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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?

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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…

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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 CunΓ­ 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-ExupΓ©ry.

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 β€œindigenous” 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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