22 December 2012

Activate + Manifest = Transformation

*** 21 December 2012 ***

Happy Winter Solstice!  I'm meditating on new beginnings, awakenings, and change on this powerful day! Here's a little something I'm reflecting on as we all embark on a new year during this time of change:

"From ancient times, the Solstice was considered to be a power point or portal of Spiritual energies flowing in onto the planet. In astrology, the Solstice is a marker or turning point in the astrological calendar. This year, December 21st, 2012 we are standing on the edge of something big in Collective Consciousness. Whether you notice it or not it is happening all across the world. Life is changing and it is helpful to move along with it, which makes this Solstice point unique in nature.  Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the “Winter Solstice” a time of celebrating and time of introspection. 
The solstice of 2012 is bringing things to a completion in one way. Old way of life is ending and dissolving before everyone’s eyes. Walking through this symbolic doorway within Consciousness is important and beneficial. If you do so, consciously and with the appropriate alignment you can ignite the New Year 2013 with different approach."
- Dipali Desai, Celestial Space Astrology Blog

I'm at home in the Bahamas for the holidays - grateful for this time with my friends and family - feeling blessed to bring in the new year here. It has been a vibrant, dynamic, and powerful year - filled with healing, self-care, and change. We are all in the midst of shifting consciousness and transformation. I have been feeling it all year with so much gratitude to be alive and to be doing what I love to do - writing, teaching, meaningful community work, and creating art and poetry. 

I'm still flying high from a beautiful experience earlier this month. I had the great opportunity to share my work as a scholar, poet, and community worker during a keynote address at Oberlin College for the Students of Caribbean Ancestry annual 2012 banquet. I was asked to speak about Caribbean independence and what it means for queer Caribbean people inside and outside the region. The title of my talk was "Sexual Freedom and Citizenship in the Post Independence Anglophone Caribbean Or A Queer Postcolonial Subject Reflecting Transnational Space(s)" - and I shared much of my work with the Caribbean IRN and highlights of our collection Theorizing Homophobias, and I also talked about my scholarly work and research in Caribbean Sexuality Studies. I ended the presentation with a poetry reading. It was a beautiful experience - and it really made me feel affirmed and appreciated! The students there were so brilliant! And I felt so blessed and grateful being able to be my full self - writer, scholar, teacher, activist, and poet. This experience made my year! 

SOCA Banquet, Oberlin College, 8 December 2012

Activate + Manifest = Transformation

Meditating on conscious vibration - time to activate and manifest our intentions and stay rooted in radical self care - as we prepare and open ourselves for the coming changes and shifts with the end of this dynamic year.

wishing everyone peace & love for the holidays,

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