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A Pertinent Paradox: Lessons From The Spirits of Nature

19 Aug

If you live on earth this post will be of interest.

Photo by Ron Lach

Along our continuing journey into nature spirituality, and after a challenging couple of years for one and all, we decided to have our annual gathering to honour the change of season, to remember our bloodline ancestors, and to treat ourselves to a coastal staycation on the south east coast. We were looking forward to the event and to inviting members of Blue Water Family to join us to conduct an ocean front ceremony. This was before the ancestors and the spirits of nature decided to show us another way of honouring them. For example, this happened in stages:

The first stage was the scorching heat, which although we welcomed for all the associated health benefits, we became aware that there were a number of water management challenges which have since been highlighted, here in the UK.

The second stage was the realization, that the South East coast line has been particularly negatively impacted, by water management issues and beach pollution, not just this year, but as an ongoing issue.

The third stage was that although the location we chose to honour Orisa Olokun during the September Equinox, is on the list of locations which have been highlighted by the UK Environmental Agencies for mismanagement of sewage disposal on the coast, we now have an opportunity to become aware of concerns, which are usually associated with developing countries, with limited resources. The UK is not a developing country. The resources are not limited. What is happening on our coastline here in the UK is avoidable. We are shocked and horrified at the level of mismanagement which is taking place.

The forth stage is that we have an opportunity to do something about this environmental disaster. When you know better you can do better! And to this end we contacted a number of like minded groups and will be participating in the the regular clean up initiatives across the country here in the UK.

The fifth stage is to invite you to join us on this endevour to protect our planet with the various clean up activities that are available. Click on the link to find out more. You will be directed to Beach Cleans: Million Mile Clean Up Campaign

If you are interested in learning more about what we do at Blue Water Family, send us a message by clicking on this link which will take you to the Blue Water Family Academy Contact Page: Blue Water Family Academy Contact Us

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.

Gain access to the training courses by clicking on this link:

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

Listen to the most recent podcast episode here:

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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.

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.

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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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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