Yoru

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Dear ancestors, ⁣⁣
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Thanks in advance for the new car and sweet little house!⁣⁣

All my love,⁣

—TheeAmazingGrace ♥️

PS: Those wondering about what Yoru means, it literally translates to, “night” in the Japanese language. Yoru is one of the strongest swords in the world. It is one of the twelve Saijo O Wazamono or “Black Sword/Blades”. In a world crumbling around us, be the strongest black sword today! 

📸♥️🙏🏾 Kimyatta Williams ⁣
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Smudgetalk: Okra is Medicine

“The only time I use okra is for medicine.” —Luisah Tiesh⁣

In the healing spirit of GirlrillaVintage, I’d like to offer up an early bird smudgetalk on plant healing. ⁣🦉

Did you know that eating okra or drinking it’s water is a great choice for treating bowel irregularity? And as many of us know that when the bowels ain’t movin’ the crankiness gets to loomin’. And relieving the colon can eliminate many diseases and conditions such as high blood pressure, skin irritation, headaches, anxiety and depression to name a few. ⁣

I’ve been intentionally slow walking this book because it’s chock full of amazing and practical information about herbs and holistic medicine from the experiences of elders of Afrikan descent born in America. ⁣

Here’s a snippet from the book, “Working the Roots Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing”, that boosted my ole cranky, constipated mood lol! Also, I discovered from reading this book that Luisah Tiesh (still with us btw) authored a book called, “Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals”, that I recently ordered. Get into it. And enjoy all this goodness! ⁣
⁣—TheeAmazingGrace ♥️

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“The only time I use okra is for medicine.” —Luisah Tiesh⁣ ⁣ In the healing spirit of GirlrillaVintage, I’d like to offer up an early bird smudgetalk on plant healing. ⁣🦉 ⁣ Did you know that eating okra or drinking it’s water is a great choice for treating bowel irregularity? And as many of us know that when the bowels ain’t movin’ the crankiness gets to loomin’. And relieving the colon can eliminate many diseases and conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, skin irritation, headaches, lung, anxiety and depression to name a few. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve been intentionally slow walking this book because it’s chock full of amazing and practical information about herbs and holistic medicine from the experiences of elders of Afrikan descent born in America. ⁣ ⁣ Here’s a snippet from the book, “Working the Roots Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing”, that boosted my ole cranky, constipated mood lol! Also, I discovered from reading this book that Luisah Tiesh (still with us btw) authored a book called, “Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals”, that I recently ordered. Get into it. And enjoy all this goodness! ⁣ ⁣ #afrikanface #ancestorsleadtheway #constipationblues #episodeonesmudgetalk #girlrillavintage #healthyself #jambalayathenaturalwomansbook #rootmedicine #shadowkeepersandroothealers #smudgetalk #storytime #thepowerofokra #vulnerabilityisnecessary #workingtherootsover400yearsoftraditionalafricanamericanhealing ⁣

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Don’t be silent about your pain

I sent this to a male acquaintance last night:

It might sound petty, yet I don’t have the patience to deal with your unwanted advances. My “NO” is enough. As women we are taught to be nice and chalk it up when men are being annoying, disrespectful, and pushy for fear of our safety. I don’t want to be nice to you anymore. I don’t care how successful you are, I’m simply not interested. Please respect that.

AND AFTER ALL OF THAT…he didn’t offer an apology, commenced to blame me for being “attractive”, and asked who this nigga was in a picture I posted 😳. LAWD LOL! I didn’t respond at all. THEN he did something new, sent a disturbing silhouette of his penis and tried convince  me that I didn’t know what I was missing. I thought, look where being “nice about this shit” has gotten me. I blocked him.

Ladies, be empowered to never tolerate exchanges like this, especially if you clearly were uncomfortable the first time. 😦🤬😫

—TheeAmazingGrace ♥️💕♥️

#anythinglessthanayesisano #endrapeculture #toxicmasculinityhastostop

Can’t stop, won’t stop the love: Surprise visit from the Bakers

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I planned a bday bash in March, but had to postpone after the virus hit. Today my bestie @cynmoni & mommy B surprised me by dropping off belated gifts and an abundance of love in the finest social distancing fashion lol! Between mommy B’s homemade sweet potato pie, plum preserves and handmade masks I’m on top of the world. Thank y’all so much!

—TheeAmazingGrace ♥️💕♥️

#afrikanface #blacklove #bestiesforlife #familyties #giftgiving #girlrillavintage #happybelatedbirthdaytome #piscesnation #thankyou #theeamazinggrace

Stankass Laundry Day

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Stank ass laundry day lol! I know…I joke around about washing my stank ass laundry, yet I know the privilege it is to be able to wash my ass and my laundry. ⁣

Folks could NEVER imagine the half me, my brothers and mom survived. Sleeping in abandoned houses, bellies scraping our spines, being brutalized by predatory dick heads, mama having to sex work for money, food and shelter, shamed for being impoverished. ⁣

I don’t live this life to take any of it for granite although, I have at times. Grateful to be here to tell it, to smile while telling it, knowing I never have to go back there. Bless those in struggle for basic human necessities. Trust, life won’t always be like this. ⁣

—TheeAmazingGrace

#afrikanface #awarenessiskey #bekindtoyourself #girlrillavintage #knowyourprivilege #laundryday #lifewontalwaysbelikethis #sharingmytruth #stayinthestruggle #theeamazinggrace

1997

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Circa 1997

I was 17 yrs young and never seized to find who I was back then. We were visiting my brother David at Devereaux and learned that he was a person living with schizophrenia the paranoid type. We asked so many questions. How beautiful, David tried to answer. Our love and strength during that time mirrored each other. ⁣

—TheeAmazingGrace ♥️

#afrikanface #ancestorsremember #circa1997 #familymatters #girlrillavintage #imsunflowerssista #love #memorylane #mybrotherskeeper #restinpowerlittlebrother #skinnydip #sunflower #theeamazinggrace #tbt #youthfulglow

KA Energy

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Ancient Kemetism teaches us about the importance of Ka (life force) activation. How to vibrate higher, let go of denser energies and to join forces with our higher vibrational selves. There are 13 levels to this shit.⁣ Be of service to yourselves and research that. It’s been mind blowing to me this far. 

—TheeAmazingGrace ♥️

#afrikanface #ancientkemet #ancientwisdom #ascensiontalk #beofservicetoyourself #electricalcurrent #egypt #energy #evolution #fifthdimensionandbeyond #girlrillavintage #getyourlessons #kaactivation #levelstothisshit #shadowkeepersandroothealers #theeamazinggrace #throwbackpic #vibrationalfrequencies ⁣#wcw

Soulmission: They dont need eyes to see you

Be encouraged to use this global time out to remove yourself from toxic people (family, friend or foe). A lot of these folks are energy vampires, pulling you away from your souls mission because they’re selfish and don’t want to lose you. Don’t want you to stop fulfilling their needs or working towards their legacy.

Far too long many of us have been “supporting actresses or actors” this whole time and now that we want to step into our full power folks are resenting that. They’re resenting that you no longer want to sit there and clap for just them. They see the opportunities coming your way and there’s a lot of gossip and chatter against your choices. Don’t be distracted. Don’t take it personal. Put yourself first. Everyone can’t come along on your journey. Be at peace with that, knowing you’re in-line with divine purpose. Building your life’s legacy. Remember, they don’t need eyes to see you.

—TheeAmazingGrace ♥️

#bigchanges #elevation #girlrillavintage #harvest #theeamazinggrace

Breaking generational curses

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Working on making friends with my fears. Alchemising a really core, foundational-vibration of myself. Those underdeveloped. Scars no longer bleeding. Those vulnerable spaces. I’m learning that so much of it is familial. From my past. In my lineage. ⁣—Breaking generational curses⁣

-TheeAmazingGrace ♥️

#afrikanface #ascending #breakinggenerationalcurses #girlrillavintage #healingblack  #healthierhabits #lifework #locslove #rooted #roothealer #theeamazinggrace