Life of Pi Inspirational Review

Caution: Spoiler Alert 

Image credit: Peter Sorel

Today I saw Life of Pi (the movie based on Yann Martel’s best-seller) as an Sunday treat to myself. I will try not to give away too much of the movie but I felt led to reflect on the overall message. The main character named Pi (as someone with a weird name I was already on his side, LOL!), is a spiritually curious Indian boy who decides to follow Hinduism, Christianity and Islam in a search for God’s truth.As a child I also looked into many religions of my own accord and through a mandatory extra period of World Religions class required by the “gifted” program I was placed in during Junior High School. I  ordered a Book of Mormon but before it could arrive at my house I discovered what Mormons thought of Black people prior to the 1970’s and ended up throwing it away and writing a Black Power note on the reply card and promptly sending it back to the Mormons (my first Act of Black Liberation Theology). I read some of Siddhartha and found Buddhism attractive not as a religion but as a call to find my own spiritual path.

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My Belated 1980’s Birthday Bash!

I believe that celebration and laughter can be revolutionary, we need to praise God for each year, month, day, hour, minute and second of life! Last weekend I went to the Culture Club with some friends to wear a great thrifted red 80’s dress and dance to cheesy music. Below are the pictures, enjoy!

With Tammy, Kelly, Dolleen, Nina, Ayana & Peter “Get into the groove Boy you’ve got to prove Your love to me, yeah….”

My Switzerland Birthday with my Swiss Friend Dina!

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Poetry Challenge Day 26: Travelin’ Shoes

Lord if I leave it all to go travelin’

will I find you on the journey?

Will you walk beside me unseen,

until you reveal myself to me?

Sometimes I want to walk towards

the setting sun until I fall off the horizon.

If I fall will you catch me, in the arms of

eternity?

Who can travel with me who won’t

take me off my divine path?

My road map is crumpled and dusty.

My feet are blistered and tired.

Yet I want to run not walk on this

journey.

I want to travel and encounter your

image in all I see.

If I go traveling’, journeying and dancing

spirit will you lead me to my

destination?

Will you be the compassionate

compass that wraps me in Love?

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Wholeness 4 Love: My Journey

Native American Hoop of the People

Wholeness4Love is about my journey to physical, spiritually and emotional wholeness one step at a time. I started Wholistic Health Coaching in November and have been making small changes but now I want to step-up and do more to improve my health. For many years I struggled with PMDD(Premenstrual dysphoric disorder), systematic hypoglycemia, and stress related illnesses which resulted in me having a seizure while waiting to have dinner with my best friend in October 2009. The months following my seizure I had health problems that doctors could not diagnose and one day while sitting in class my hand started to shake, the doctors even suspected that I might have lupus and I decided to extend my graduate program to take a lighter load so that I could slow down. My health has improved but is still not where I would like it to be. Through Holistic Health coaching with Nicole Founder of Enlightened Table I learned the some of the foods I had been eating as well as the hair and skin products I used were aggravating my PMDD and stress. I also learned that many of my health issues were connected to emotional and creative expression issues that I had been ignoring or silently carrying around. The great thing about Holistic Health Coaching is that the spirit, soul and body of the person is taken into account and your plan of action is tailored to you. I have discovered many resources that are great supports for the changes I want to make and I would like to share this information with you. I want to invite you on my journey, though I usually blog about politics and stay away from blogging about my personal issues  as a Womanist I have come to see that the personal is political (for instance due to Food Deserts in low-income communities many end up eating unhealthy diets). I have gained so much thus far such as the ability to make my own perfume from essential oils, learning how to make all types of greens (including collards-yes they are VERY healthy for you!) and a clearer view of my vocation.

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