Daily Prayer: Healing

I invoke the spirit and fortitude of our creator and our beloved and revered ancestors…

“A Prayer for the Healing of the Body”

We ask for the knowledge of the Healing of our bodies.

We know that knowledge is healing

And healing is knowledge.

As we seek knowledge

We ask that you would help us

To find and use this knowledge

To become stronger in our mission….

– Reverend Lillie Kate Benitez

Suggested Reading

Between the World and MeBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Everyone Makes Mistakes, Right?

My dear Sista in the arts and in the cosmos, Erykah Badu, seemed to make the mistake of her career.  Bad album?  Or photo shoot?  Nope.  Far beyond the awkward appearing relationships with the various fathers of her children.  In fact, who cares about that?!?  That is her business.  It doesn’t affect her music, her flyness, her understanding of love and family, and as a fellow musician who fantasizes about meeting and even performing with her, I have no beef with her lifestyle.

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Pre-Kwanzaa Time

For me, the season before “The Season” consists of planning for Kwanzaa celebrations – either as a co-facilitator, a performer, or simply a participant.  As a public librarian I always want to keep my community informed and involved, especially when there are mind-bending opportunities available.  Mind-bending may seem a bit dramatic, but it is so real.dec26_final_720

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Gunshots!

Just taking a quick moment to vent…

So tired of the gunshots, especially when I know that the guns are not manufactured in the city – and aimed at one another; when I know the profitable makers don’t appear to give a damn; when the media images pumped into the minds of many are purposefully put out to be consumed and devoured mostly by unassuming, unguarded youth.

So tired of the so-called activists thinking they are making a difference.

OK, I sound bitter – I will move forward.

Last night I heard 5 shots on the next street at about 1am.  Tell me that wouldn’t bother you!  And we love to blame our children, while celebrating “cOlUmBuS dAy and rHoDes Scholars”.  Lies, lies, propagandist lies.  I’m done for now…