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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.

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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

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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?

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

African Ancestral Remembrance Day

1 Aug

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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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