"Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything."

Nellie Bly (via quotes-shape-us)

"As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else."

Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)
mostlytalk:

Keeper of the Golden City from The Guardians series

I believe that I subconsciously paint women a lot because I come from a family of women. I have many aunts and the strongest woman I’ve ever known—my grandmother—raised me. Men were around, but the women have always been my protectors, caretakers, and support system. “The Guardians” are symbolic of those that protect nature, beauty, spirituality, and a myriad of other things—they are the warriors. The paintings are metaphors for the unknown—the mystical and sometimes the literal. - Tamara Natalie Madden

mostlytalk:

Keeper of the Golden City from The Guardians series

I believe that I subconsciously paint women a lot because I come from a family of women. I have many aunts and the strongest woman I’ve ever known—my grandmother—raised me. Men were around, but the women have always been my protectors, caretakers, and support system. “The Guardians” are symbolic of those that protect nature, beauty, spirituality, and a myriad of other things—they are the warriors. The paintings are metaphors for the unknown—the mystical and sometimes the literal. - Tamara Natalie Madden

cosmicspread:

my ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, eliminate toxic feelings and elements and energies from my life, unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that don’t check for me, create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that i may generate loving energy for myself and for others, nourish my spirit and balance my energies, i have big dreams and i deserve to live a life i love and let that love radiate

ittybittynymphette:

This tarot spread basically explains what your next important relationship will be and how it will impact you/affect you and what have you. Randomly decided to make it before my next term to see if anyone would pop up!image

  1. What is this person like?
  2. How will we…

handsbeholy:

coconutzfemme:

lebornaciar:

gods for the modern agebaron samedi

laugh in the face of death. treat life like a carnival—chase girls, smoke cigars, drink yourself blind, and never pass up the chance for a dirty joke. keep the dead in the ground and the dying from harm’s reach. save lives, lift curses, hand out favours and come back to collect—and smile, smile as you dig the graves of those who wrong you.

handsbeholy

This is so so so important! 

venusinthefifth:

Erykah Badu - Crown Chakra/7th Chakra

The 7th chakra/crown chakra represents our ability to connect spiritually. Pisces ruled by Neptune is extremely mystical and spiritual by nature. Erykah has the Sun (ego/core) Moon (emotions/how one is fed emotionally) and Mercury (communication) all in Pisces. This chakra is all about wisdom and being aware of ones self. If this chakra is under-active, you may suffer from rigid thinking. An over-active crown chakra you may be too based in the spiritual world forgetting your bodily and earthly needs (I work on this chakra daily. I have the Sun-Venus-Mercury all in Pisces)

Location of our Crown Chakra: The very top of our head.

Emotional issues affecting our Crown Chakra: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality, pure bliss.

Color: Violet

Healing Exercises:

  • Meditation
  • Running or cardio

Healing Foods: Since the crown chakra is about spiritual needs there are no foods associated with it. Clean, fresh air, meditation and sunshine are the best “foods”

sutakimu-catching-souls-flights:

Alchemical synbols

sutakimu-catching-souls-flights:

Alchemical synbols

beautiesofafrique:

GUYS LETS SUPPORT ABDUL NADADI, an animator from Ghana who has created a new animation entitled Orisha’s Journey. His animation is going to be shown at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan (21st August 2014-25th August 2014)

For more information:

Follow him on tumblr abdulndadi

An interview he did with the SVA alumni blog

An article by discover african cinema

(these are all his images/animation)

"I am nature, watch me grow."

Masu 

"

Dance is movement; it’s you making love with the space around you; it’s a caress. And whenever someone dances with grace, that’s when the gods, the invisible ones, they tickle the person. Dance is movement that shows you how the person moves in harmony with his surroundings. It’s beautiful. I love dance so much. Dancing is what makes you enter into trance. It’s a doorway. As long as you dance full out, you can discover things in dance.

"

Mimerose Beaubrun

"They have told us for so long that it [Vodou] means Satan, something evil. I wish that one day people would say, ‘Let’s see for ourselves. Is this Satan?’ Is this Satan, when if you go to someone’s house, they pour a little water on the ground? You see me pour water, but this is not Satan, because water has a significance for me. It’s not only something I drink. Water is also there to open the invisible world, because before it is physical, water is invisible, too."

Mimerose Beaubrun, interview in Angels in the Mirror: Vodou Music of Haiti

"Vodou means “spirit.” It’s a Fon [a people of Benin, formerly Dahomey] word. It’s like, in English you say “spirit”; in Spanish you say “espirito,” and in French you say “esprit.” But it’s all the same; this is what we are. Our bodies are made of pieces of dust, just made up of dust. Inside the body is a spirit. That’s the mystery. An ant is a mystery; the chicken is a mystery; plants are mysteries. All is spirit. Until we understand that and raise our consciousness to see that we are not only made of flesh, we remain prisoners. We must be conscious that we are spirit. That way we will know what possibilities we really have, what power we really have as people."

Mimerose Beaubrun, interview in Angels in the Mirror: Vodou Music of Haiti

virtual-artifacts:

Double-headed Serpent, Aztec/Mixtec AD 1400-1521, Mexico. Copyright the Trustees of the British Museum.

Mosaic mask of Quetzalcoatl, 15th-16th century AD, From Mexico.