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It's Shanti, your queer baby sister here! 

I am interested in inspiring the use of, provoking and stimulating voice as a means of activating the continuity of cultural work. I believe everything that is said takes on new life given where it lands as well as where it comes from, the faith in flight — its relief, beauty and purpose — is how perspective comes to be shaped. Perspective is understood and honored because of how it is shared. My work as a digital archivist and independent scholar celebrates the process of sharing as well as developing new and sustainable ways to share with trust, vulnerability and the determination to continue the work and the joy of existing as a framework. 

 

"Pay Attention To Your Dreams"

"Pay Attention To Your Dreams"

[NOTE]: This reading was facilitated with the dat Black Mermaid Man Lady Oracle Deck; authored by Sharon Bridgforth, art by Yasmin Hernandez.

dat Black Mermaid Man Lady

speaks on Mystery

They Say –

“Pay Attention To Your Dreams”

dat Black Mermaid Man Lady Oracle Deck pictured on my altar.

dat Black Mermaid Man Lady Oracle Deck pictured on my altar.

Overview:

Thinking about the purpose of our dreams, why do they matter to us? Why are they important to us? And how is this importance shaping our lives?

What does it mean to ‘pay attention’ to yourself? What is the cost of noticing your whole self, your surfaces and depths? Does this mean you are in study with something? Does this mean you are listening to something, possibly a Higher Power/Self? How are you gathering more of a perspective to create or manifest new ways of interpreting what your purpose is? Consider how do you handle the gaze of truth.

dat black mermaid man lady

with SheHe blue black dress

and fishes and pearls

come by our dreams

leave trails of

sand and sea weed

wet in the night.

dat Black Mermaid Man Lady Oracle Deck pictured on my altar.

dat Black Mermaid Man Lady Oracle Deck pictured on my altar.

Conclusion: 

Whatchu running from your gift for? You got it, figure out ways to work it and then decide which way you want to go. The choice is yours, and it’s simple. A part of figuring something out is failing. Fail fast, fail hard. Do not fear failing, this translates to a hesitancy in trying or limiting what you will try. You exchange effort for the expertise you want. You have to give in order to receive, this is the balance. Be intentional about it. Effort should be relentless, intentional and consistent in order for it to work so pay attention to what your dreams show and tell you. Pay attention to what is shaping your subconscious. This attention may inspire reflection as conversation, study, prayer. Pay attention to what and how things message themselves to you. The messages that are reaching out for you, meet them halfway and receive them with openness. Let your messages work through you.

 

"Holy" by Jamila Woods

"Holy" by Jamila Woods

brown girl dreaming

brown girl dreaming

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