Understand that when I use the term “ancestors” it’s not because it’s some cute or cliché thing to say. In fact, it’s not a term at all. They’re not monsters in the closet or underneath the bed. These are my blood relatives that I knew in their waking lives. Kinfolk I shared my most intimate moments with. And it’s my honor to acknowledge them and call to their spirits anytime.
When we call on our ancestors we have to be prepared for how they show up. They might not give us exactly what we’re desiring, but they’ll give us exactly what we need, the thing that will be for our highest good. And they know that.
I was dealing with a situation yesterday that turned out in my favor. As I mentioned in the video as I approached the clerk to sign in, she asked who took her highlighter and suddenly an orange highlighter flew up, off the table, against gravity into her hand!
She was reduced to hysterical laughter and asked if I saw that. She said that had never happened to her. I knew my ancestors were sending me the deepest signals. I told her that it seemed like a miracle. She said it wasn’t a miracle for her because it scared the shit out of her LOL! I said I guess it was a miracle for me then lol!
#afrikanface #ancestorsspeak #ancestortones #girlrillavintage #miraclesallaround #smudgetalk #theeamazinggrace
In our wakefulness let us call on our powerhouse of ancestors. Let us transmute energy as the collective. Let us break the matrix wide open with our diversity, our polarism, our shared purpose. A dynamic duo!
#afrikanface #ancestortones #collectiveconsciousness #energyhealing #girlrillavintage #liberation #manifest #matrixcolor #roothealers #shadowkeepers #sharedpurpose #smudgetalk #spacebehindthestars #spirituality #theeamazinggrace #transmute
I can’t escape encounters with birds. They poop on me and my things and sing about it LOL! Bird medicine is powerful and holds truth where there seems to be none.
My mother’s mother taught us that it is a great sign of luck and respect to cross paths with feathers or even more when they show up in full form. She went on to say that ancestors often return in their likeness, so it’s important to pay attention to what they have to say.
Here are two experiences I had with birds that I managed to capture on video. Each encounter I ever had with birds always involved ending one cycle in my life and beginning another. Brought messages of change, enlightenment, and unexpected gifts. Grateful to share these memories from 2014 and 2016. Enjoy my startled responses lol! 🦅 🐦 🦢
#afrikanface #ancestorsspeak #birds #birdmedicine #birdsaremessengers #birdtotem #bravebirds #cooperhawk #firstnationspeople #flyhigh #girlrillavintage #mondaymood #roothealers #shadowkeepers #smudgetalk #sparrow #theeamazinggrace
Vacillating. It’s funny how the past comes flooding back and attempts to stifle progress or decisions. Working through ending a sort of mental cycle about a past love in order to align more with my truth. Honestly, it stopped serving my highest good, yet I still find myself unpacking all the years of memories, the way in which it defined me, how deeply I loved them.
Breathing. A constant work…
#afrikanface #accountability #healing
#girlrillavintage #mindattacks #perspective #takingtime
“my mother was my first country. the first place i ever lived.”
—lands 📝 Nayyirah Waheed
And today marks 13 years since we found you. The day that grueling 2 years you were missing came to a devastating end, yet we found peace anyway.
My face is a reflection of yours. This visual poem is to remember that. I never want to forget that.
Rest my ❤️😘
—Your kid, TheeAmazingGrace (I remember our last conversation and you told me that I was destined for greatness and that you named me Grace, but not just any Grace, Thee Amazing Grace. Thank you for believing in me mommy!)
#afrikanface #ancestorsspeak #centeringmyblackness #dearmama #girlrillavintage #intuitivebeing #mamasgirl #mendesfamily #mymamasanancestor #ripmama #roothealers #shadowkeepers #theeamazinggrace #unconditionallove #westphilly #westafrican #westafrikan
Drum roll please…..To all my blood relatives on my mothers side! It is with great pleasure that I share with you our @africanancestry DNA results. We share a bloodline lineage (in real life) with the Mende People in modern day Sierra Leone West Afrika. We Mende y’all!!! Passed down from Great Grandma Frida May, her mother and so on!
The Mende people actually migrated from South Afrika to West Afrika, before the horror that was the mid Atlantic slave trade, more than 2000 years ago. I went to YouTube and listen to Mende Woman speak and just cried my eyes out because I knew that our family had lineage in Afrika. That’s our language y’all! Blood tithes never die. I keep trying to tell y’all, we come from someplace!
Cause once you just Afrikan ain’t no question. ***Check out extended reaction (Link In BIO). I trust that this gives you half the resolve I have and more! Love y’all! 📸 @cynmoni Drum roll please…..To all my blood relatives on my mothers side! It is with great pleasure that I share with you our @africanancestry DNA results. We share a bloodline lineage (in real life) with the Mende People in modern day Sierra Leone West Afrika. We Mende y’all!!! Passed down from Great Grandma Frida May, her mother and so on!
The Mende people actually migrated from South Afrika to West Afrika, before the horror that was the mid Atlantic slave trade, more than 2000 years ago. I went to YouTube and listen to Mende Woman speak and just cried my eyes out because I knew that our family had lineage in Afrika. That’s our language y’all! Blood tithes never die. I keep trying to tell y’all, we come from someplace! Like Kwame Ture said, “Once you just Afrikan ain’t no question”. I trust that this gives you half the resolve I have and more!
Reaction video below.
#afrikanface #ancestry #africanancestry #africanborninamerica #blackfamily #blacklove #culture #dna #girlrillavintage #girlrillalove #healing #healblack #lifebeforetheboat #lineage #mende #mendepeople #sierraleone #westafrica #westafrika #yoruba
She’s been around heavy these days. I swear it’s only a thin veil that separates this world and the next, we just have to trust that and stay in contact.
Haven’t spoken poems off the top of my head and heart in a long time. Thoughts of my mama will make me do that though lol! Thank you for being kind and being here mama. I love beyond.
Vimeo links below.
#afrikanface #ancestorsspeak #ancestortones #blackisbeautiful #girlrillavintage #keepingitgreen #mamaknows #mymamasanancestor #poemsformama #reflections #smudgetalk #sunsalutations #vimeo