Sometimes I just throw glitter at a situation/day/week whatever to make it brighter….
Seeing the sparkle this week as I finish January Strong and head into February!
Planners gotta plan…
#LaterGram
#SpreadEmWide
#WeeklySpread
#Organization
#Planning
#PassionPlanner
#HappyPlanner
#PashFam
#HappyPash
#LivingBetterThroughBalance
#NewYearNewYou
#FollowThroughFebruary
#MakeItHappenMarch
#FirstQuarter
#PlannerChick
#BWWPAC

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Happy Tuesday.
#TeaAndCrystals
#CatsClaw #LindenLeaf
#Mint
Immune Boosting
Breathe Easy
Calming
Soothing
Ease Digestion
RELAX

7 Mood Boosting Crystals
Clear Quartz, the Master Healer
Amethyst, the All Purpose Stone
Rose Quartz, Love & Harmony
Citrine, Merchant’s Stone
Black Tourmaline, Protection
Carnelian, Motivation/Inspiration/Confidence
Aventurine, Good fortune & Personal Growth

#AfterMorning
#AfterMorEning
#Tea
#MorningTea
#AfterMorEningTea
#TeaRitual
#TeaTime
#TeaTags
#TeaLeaves
#HotSaladWater
#TeaLover
#LetsDrinkThisTeaSon
#NuthinButATeaThang
#PositiviTEA

Dear Nola Darling

by Raven Writes

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Dear Nola Darling,
If your Brooklyn was my Memphis, surely we would be friends.  Nevertheless, I am sure it was the mid 90s when I met you. During your original debut in 1986, I was only nine years old, with no context for the monumental statement of womanly boldness and power you personify. However in the year of 2016, standing in the brilliant doorway of 40, my Moses year, I celebrate you, Nola Darling, because you gotta have it, and me too. So baby, let’s tell them what “It” is. Clearly, the Marses, Jamies, and Greers of this world fail to realize what the movement, the magnificent storm, and the calm afterwards, It, really is. Nola, I will give these naysayers benefit of the doubt. I too, and like many of those who misunderstand you, was introduced to “It” as the facade for the actual word “sex” because we were given so much shame and many unspoken rules about “It” that do not serve us well. Here is the part that requires a unified front and effort. “It” does not have a cotton picking thing to do with sex when we gather the sum total of all things. “It” is the freedom to pick and choose in absolution all the things that we as women want to be. No one else gets to outline, define, shrinkwrap, or prepackage what freedom and womanhood looks like for women. Surprisingly, Opal understood all too well, especially when she asked you Nola 2016 not to change for anyone because she gets you, unlike the three headed monster. Opal gets it in 2016, but I am unsure about Opal circa 1986.

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The new “It” which becomes more immense and massive with each revisit of what Freedom needs to encompass. I saw “It” all over the boundaries you set and not venturing far from “The Loving Bed”. I saw your vulnerability and need to be safe, so what better place than where you lay to rest all things that embody you. I honor and celebrate your honesty no matter what it may look like to another.I feel so all over the place in the things I want to say to you, Nola! I giggle with you when Mars called and begged, more so with Mars 2016. “Nola did I ever tell you about the time…” “Can I smell it, Nola?” A person who can make another laugh and shine on their freedom is heavenly, hence his name, Mars the god of War. But when he came out his face and had the nerve to call you freak, I think you should have hit his ass harder! It pissed me off because you did not deserve that after being honest and upfront with him.If my daughters should ever ask what women I admire the most, Harriet, Maya, Zora, and Nola Darling! Yes, the stars! You know how to live your truth, you were unafraid to venture into the taboos of the culture. 

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The world would be more peaceful if more sisters held other sisters by the hand and encouraged therapy. Everybody needs someone like your Clorinda, Honey. Shameka surely could have used Clorinda’s advice for you. I am not blaming you for anything, but we have to be honest with one another. And I still think you are amazing.That little black dress was amazing, Nola. And often as women we have to do out of the box things to call our power back to our center. I was feeling you at the concert with your FOBs. You remembered your true self and your purpose when you wore it. I think all women should have those items that make them remember their magical powers with the ability to bring a lover to its knees. You are bold and brilliant, Nola Darling. You will continue to do great things. If our paths shall never cross again, the takeaway is magnificent. Never lose ‘It”, because it sets you apart from the rest.

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Your Sister and Friend, Raven Writes

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Raven Writes (Raven D. Fields) is a Poet, Novelist, Village Mama, Conjurer from Memphis, TN. Find her here

7 Daily Reminders

onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. My self worth does not depend on what others think and say about me.

2. My self worth does not depend on how I look or what I weigh.

3. My self worth does not depend on my marks or performance.

4. My self worth does not depend on my number of followers.

5. I am enough just as I am.

6. I can succeed despite a bad day.

7. I am beautiful and valuable – and will treat myself with kindness and respect.

Loves in need of love today…
Ain’t it always…
Extend your Self Care (Self Love in Action) one more day!#TeaAndCrystals
#TurmericLatte
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-bacterial,
High antioxidantcontent
Reduce cold and flu symptoms
Rich in manganese, zinc, B group vitamins and iron Turmeric is an adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt to stressors like environmental toxins, inflammatory foods, and lack of sleep.
(Healthy Chef)

Howlite:
Attunement stone
The 🔌the user to higher spiritual consciousness Opens and prepares the mind to receive the energies and wisdom of attunement (s).
Reduce anxiety, tension & stress. 
Facilitate awareness Encourage emotional expression
Assist in the elimination of pain, stress and/or rage.
Calm and soothe the emotions
Slow an overactive mind Help to achieve a deep and restful sleep
Access/retrieve wisdom during the dream state and bring it back into consciousness upon waking
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#MorEning
#Tea
#MorEningTea
#TeaRitual
#TeaTime
#TeaTags
#TeaLeaves
#HotSaladWater
#TeaLover
#LetsDrinkThisTeaSon
#NuthinButATeaThang
Happy Monday!!!
#Goodmorning
#GoodmorEning
#MorEning
#Tea
#MorEningTea
#TeaRitual
#TeaTime
#TeaTags
#TeaLeaves
#HotSaladWater
#TeaLover
#LetsDrinkThisTeaSon
#NuthinButATeaThang
#ButFirstTea
#PositiviTEA

#TeaAndCrystals
#Thai #Lemon #Ginger #Rooibos

Lemon:
Promotes hydration
Good source of vitamin C
Improves skin quality
Aids digestion
Freshens breath
Helps prevent kidney stones
Ginger:
Boost bone health Strengthen immune system
Improve respiratory conditions
Aid in digestion Eliminate arthritis symptoms
Reduce excess gas/bloat Enhance sexual activity, Relieve menstrual pain Alleviate nausea
Treat cold & flu symptoms

#Fuchsite
Rejuvenation
Renewal
Clear/Heal various levels of consciousness
Achieve mental/emotional balance Tranquility
A deepened sense of compassion, understanding and acceptance
Intensifies energy of other crystals
Perfect crystal for healers
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#LaterGram
#AfterMorEning
#Tea
#TeaRitual
#TeaTime
#TeaTags
#TeaLeaves
#HotSaladWater
#TeaLover
#LetsDrinkThisTeaSon
#NuthinButATeaThang
#PositiviTEA

RP
🗣📣 @evolvebenton has a special message for the bois (and really everybody) about consent.
They also have a powerful spoken word poem to share dedicated to #KerriceLewis and all the fallen black queer bodies.
Access the full article and poem in the link 🔗 on @lesbionyxblog page or on the site lesbionyx.com.

“If we were made in his image then call us by our names…
Most intellects do not believe in God, but they fear us just the same. ”
@erykahbadu



My best understanding of God has come from understanding me.
When I stopped trying to identify God outside of myself and as something separate…
When I realized that I share the cosmic DNA of The Source, the same as I have the physical DNA of my mama and daddy…
When I realized I had God features like I have my mama’s face and my daddy’s hair…
In that moment I unboxed GOD.
In that moment in encountered BEING.
In that moment I breathed in openness and exhaled limits.
-Malaika Salaam
#Breathe #Relax #Meditation #Mindfulness #PresentMomentAwareness  #Zen #HowToRelax #ThichNhatHanh #TheUniverseIsMyHomegirl #ThePowerofNow #EckhartTolle #Now #Next #JournalTheJourney

#TeaAndCrystals
“That which is below corresponds to that which is above, and that which is above, corresponds to that which is below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing”
🔮 Hermes Trismegistus



Been running around all week and today is no different. I been meditating heavily on mentorship and cultivating relationships. “Your vibe will attract your tribe” has been in my spirit all week.
As I got set for today… I decided that I wanted to serve my heart. Grateful to @mindfulness box for this @buddhateas heart chakra tea that was in the stash. 💚💚💚
Because check out the tag!
That’s Homegirl Universe at work. 🌌🌌🌌
The heart chakra is the center of the 7 chakra system.
Balancing your heart chakra can bring balance to both your higher and lower chakras, allowing you to see where love is needed and provide it to bring yourself into alignment.



Since I’m on the go… I packed a bag. 😉
Today I put some
#Malachite in my travel bag.
The Stone of Transformation.
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