Healing Rituals: The Nguzo Saba Experience 2017

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” -Rumi

healing-rituals-kwanzaa-mantra-copyYou attract what you are. It is important that you examine your own life, and choose a healing path when necessary. Otherwise, you are prone to counterproductive repetitive behaviour, and you may project your pain on to other people. You attract what you are. So, try to make you the best you, so that you can attract some real people and real love.

Define who you are. There is a point in life when one realizes that they have the power to change and to move mountains and to shift dynamics. So, define who you are. Write it down and practice being You. If you do not define who you are, someone else will do it for you. Do you really want that?

What is your healing ritual going to be?

Please share if you’d like. Peace and Love…. off to see:

Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective, Live Album Recording at the Bop Stop in Cleveland, Ohio. Please join me. It starts soon.

P.S. Dear Maulana Karenga, I am making the 7 principles a part of my daily ritual. I’d like to thank you for creating Kwanzaa. It makes me feel alive and it is helping me to heal from the past. I am better today. Peace and love.



2 thoughts on “Healing Rituals: The Nguzo Saba Experience 2017

  1. Thank you Darling. Yes, Kwanzaa has become a mindset for me. In all that I do, in everywhere I go, I am seeking and actively working to uplift and empower the Afrikan diaspora at-large. They say, helping people is part of the healing process. So, Kwanzaa is sort of like my Step 2, if I were in a 12-step program! In this country, in this world, we all have to heal from something. Kwanzaa is part of my healing ritual. Thanks so much for reading.

    Peace and gratitude,

    -Shila Iris


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