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Umm Hello !

 🗣 PAY ATTENTION

“PAY” Attention,
for Attention,to be “PAID”
{not payed}

“Attention is like money.”
“The more attention we invest, the
more interest we receive in return.”
This is the principle of life.

©️ 2016, 2021
All Rights Reserved
Bella Uni’Verse
Poet With Verve Publications

🗣 Hey You

🎤 🔛 IS THIS THING ON 🔛!

Back in Black

Back in Black

When a text, email or call comes through with the intent and attempt
to;

LIE, CON, STEAL, EMBEZZLE, etc.
Flip On The 💡 Light

“Being in the light may burn the
eyes of those lost in the dark;
Where the option to see, holds
the gift of enlightenment
.

In the Gift of light, there is a chance.
In the Presence of dark we are blind.
When someone
🗣calls us out,
there is hope.
When the dark consumes our senses,
we become senseless.
The Power trip becomes
Power tripping, that only leads to being Power tripped by what can not
be seen.

The Power of Karma, is sure to find
ya.
Shining it’s light right down upon
ya.

Karma speaks, this is what she said;
“Karma is both light and dark.”

“In the light, we become the light.
In the black, we embark in the dark
consumed by Karmic destruction.”

Moral story :
when someone shines the light
upon deviant darkness,
let the light burn the eyes,
while out from the dark comes a wonderful surprise.

The ability to see who you can be,
when you wash your Karma and brush
up on your truth.

Karma Karma is sure to define ya
🤗
Karma defines us all.
That’s it. That’s all.

———— my response to a
con-man attempting to steal my
ss #, + $1,500


Just a Sleepy time story for
Hope and Glory.

my waking up at 4:00 am

&
Going to sleep at 3:00 am
is not the best decision

😊
Good morning
☀️
&
Goodnight
💤

𝓥.ఌ
🙋🏽‍♀️

Integrity

Integrity

What is Integrity

What is integrity?
What exactly classifies someone
as having integrity?
Is it simply being honest in
the moment?
Or does it go deeper,
rise higher.
Is having integrity enough?
Can anyone really define this quality?

in·teg·ri·ty
/inˈteɡrədē/
noun

1.
the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
"he is known to be a man of integrity"

Similar:
honesty

uprightness

probity

rectitude

honor

honorableness

upstandingness

good character

principle(s)

ethics

morals

righteousness

morality

nobility

high-mindedness

right-mindedness

noble-mindedness

virtue

decency

fairness

scrupulousness

sincerity

truthfulness

trustworthiness

2.
the state of being whole and undivided.
"upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty"

Hmm.. National Sovereignty?

Integrity is seeking help when we really need it, be it council,
life coach, religion, self reliance.

Example.
Hypothetically, someone had been
a habitual liar, con man/woman, addict, alcoholic etc.
Having found freedom from these character flaws behind a closed
door with council.

Of course these characters believe they are the only one who knows
and see’s these struggles
and now has found within themselves integrity through council.
Feeling complete and successful.

All the while never having
apologized to those that have suffered at the hand of their
dishonor and dishonesty.
Still and Yet, “said person”
is no longer living with these problems.
Is this integrity?

Everyone eventually sees the change, however left feeling hurt, and neglected, without recognition for having been lied to, conned, etc. Does this classify still as Integrity simply because “subject” has changed their ways?

Is integrity an opportunity to
acknowledge our faults in conversation, humility and an
honorable apology? Even if the
Humility and apology isn’t
accepted, This is beautiful.
This is integrity.
This is success.

When we can share out loud the flaws
we had, find humility.
Here is where success begins.
Success is not letting self down.
Integrity is personal.

VvVvV…vivamente

Likha

VvVvV…vivamente 

Vivacious Variety, entices your deepest desires.
Enthralled, poured over with
the power of her celestial likha.

Subserviently

bewitched & bewildered;
By,
Under,
In,
On,
Below,
Beneath,
Through and between
the likes of an,
Enchanting Vivacious Vixen.
Utopia so perfect,
perfection itself has no
limits and, no end.

Validate your Very own Victory.
Falling into Fantasy
is to Fall unto us.
We go,
Softly
Sweetly
Tenderly
Terrific
Powerful
Incomparable
Indescribable
Authentic Reality reveals,
once you breath in her essence,
👑 coming up for air will only suffocate you.

© 2017, 2020
All Rights Reserved
Bella Uni’Verse
Poet With Verve Publications
scintillating

Buried ..

Look
See
Design

Buried Alive

Not only are emotions buried;

Many of us are buried as a whole entirely.
Unable to reflect authentically due to being stifled by the past, be it childhood, youth, or life in general.

When there are hardships and scars from our past, we are hidden beneath the scar tissue
as an image of life's oozing battle wounds, unattended and unable to truly heal.

Life is a complete resource.
If we Tap into the past we are
sure to find freedom in the present.

Mirror Image leads to Mirror Reflection, that leads to
Authentic Reality.

Looking Back
So we can
Look Forward ♡

If we read & read many, many books within our lifetime and never sit down with ourselves to review our
own {Hi’Story} life story, all the books we’ve read will be nearly impossible to apply.


©️ 2017, 2021
All Rights Reserved
Bella Uni’Verse
Authentic Reality, it’s
Whatz Happenin Inc.

How Many 👅 Licks

Infinitely 2

I’ve believed, when it comes to choices, there aren’t infinite, there’s only 2. The right & wrong, good bad, will won’t, did didn’t and so on. 

There are infinite options.

I recently realize, and finally mind you haha, how truly valuable understanding energy is.
Not energy just as in whole spectrum, but that I am made of energy.

We are all made up of energy.
The same energy as the entire
Being of the whole Uni’Verse.
All those options. ….
When one {out of way to many for
one lifetime} of those options presents itself affirmative
enough to grab my attention,
{stop me in my tracks}
being energy, I can out loud ask;
“Is this right or wrong for me?”

So far So good.
Immediately after asking,
even as I set out to ask, I know.

I am certain about one option
without fail.
You are all a very valuable and valued part of my journey and that
I am grateful you are here!

Namasakram my beautiful friends!
𝓥. ఌ

“Huh”

Scars are the from with the chrysalis, from where the Beauty’Fly is born.

“What is This”

I shared this photo a few months ago. 
One of the comments made was
“What is this”
I had no idea how to respond! 😯
I was looking at this creation of mine for the past 24 min and now,

I have a response. 😊
𝓥.ఌ
Beauty’Fly

Perfect Exists

Do you want to feel PERFECT 🤩

Perfect 🤩

PERFECT!
I believe “Perfect”
to not only be attainable but vital to recognize as something necessary.

You can choose perfect perfection.

I, in this shining moment am perfect.
When I laugh with my daughter I am perfect.
When I am joyfully {literally} singing and dancing through my day;
I am perfect.
When I wake up healthy, able to walk, I am perfect.
When I receive a phone call from a friend, I am perfect. Together we, are perfect.
….
I believe;
Perfect is a state of mind.
In this moment “truly” even with
all the humility I’ve faced {and face} I seek the beauty in every detail. My thoughts are pure of heart, intentions are pure of heart, and I’ve discovered a freedom
I never would have thought possible!
Doesn’t this allow the gift to claim,
“I feel perfect
{in all my imperfections}
with all tragedies experienced.
I held in there, so… my life is perfect.”

I am the designer of every moment of every day.
I design with my mindset to beauty’s perfection.
If this wasn’t authentic.
If there wasn’t a way to bring perfection life, {perfect}
then the word itself would exist.
“perfect is a State of Mind”

I love you my beautiful friends !
Namasakram 🙏🏽

Scary 😳

Vulnerable 𝒱𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓈𝒽𝒶

Vulnerability is a lengthy read. Thank you for reading. Thank you for allowing me.

Repair and hope begins with humility. Please bear with me as I stand upon this rock. I wouldn’t be honest if I don’t share, “I am terrified of vulnerability”
Yet here it is.

17 years ago I buried my whole family. 13 people including my husband .
All this loss in one year, six months, and 17 days. I lived in the shadow of this tragedy for 16 of those years.

I had disassociated so successfully,
I see know was the only protection I had from not falling apart completely.
I became both narcissistic and convoluted in my intellectual ability to sustain some type of power, when truly I had lost it all. I had discovered that my family passed away and I was left here to die.

I have two daughters, one of which I’ve always been very close to.
She has always seen me, known that through this tragedy that she couldn’t imagine what it was doing to me.
This unfortunately put a lot of responsibility upon her, assisting my journey and purpose, as she always believed it was greater than I was able to even imagine. You can imagine how much stress is put on her!

Seven months ago, on my estranged oldest daughter‘s birthday, I had overstepped my boundaries with her her parenting and my granddaughter. She told me I needed to stay in my lane, and my lane is where I went, leaving her on her birthday at an intended sleepover to celebrate.

It was at that point both of my daughters decided that they couldn’t take it anymore.

I have been very grateful to have been discovered by a guru who has taken me under his wings. For the past 6 months I have traveled. Visiting different Hindu Temples, learning and studying under monks, and high priests.
I’ve been cleansed, had dozens of pujas and found a freedom
I was beginning to believe was unattainable.

Regret is a rough space.
Regret has also been the most rewarding in the sight of humble humility. I have a very special bond with my granddaughter {I’ve not seen for 6 months} one I have learned I also very much want to have with my beautiful 25 year old daughter.

What I’ve learned, is seeking the truth is all I have. Self preservation and the recognition for what I’ve done to be why our relationship has unraveled.

I know that missing them is selfish as my daughter needs the room to be in a space where she feels ok. Safe enough to allow me inside. I have more hope, having learned, this is just was what needed to happen to allow both of us the space for recognition. Allowing the 2 of us to thrive within a deeper understanding that will lead us into gaining a love, for who each of us are, independently also who we can be together.

I don’t necessarily want to be needed. I desire to be her choice that leads her to want me. Wanted by being more pure of heart.
Allowing her to express herself without my convoluted opinion.

My younger daughter {22} however,
has been traveling with me for 4 of those 6 months and seen curses lifted and the freedom of my Being unfold.

For this I am humbled everyday in her presence. Aware of seeking how to navigate for the most rewarding path needed to sew the seed needed to continue becoming as well as Being
“A Mom”

Providing what she needs and how to be this Being that silently shines a light upon her unfolding.
Allowing her the freedom to be exactly who she is and discover she is safe in my presence.

For this today I am most Grateful.

Seeking to reach my oldest daughter through positivity and having become an overwhelming flow of pure love.

Thank you for reading. For allowing me to be here!
Namasakram my friends
💕

The Great Divide

Self Gratification

This That Divides Us

Sexy is not a compliment.

When a guy calls a woman sexy,
this is selfish gratification.

Telling a Woman you’ve never met
has nothing to do with complimenting.
On the contrary; the act of speaking word comes from a visual desire providing the Man with mental and visual satisfaction.

The rights to the word sexy belong
to a Man that has evolved from the investment of time. The captured moments deep within the beauty of intimacy with a Woman.
Whole spectrum intimacies together.

With the depth of endorsing this spoken, private privilege.
I invite you to acknowledge beauty.
Especially when you have never met the Woman so confidential referring to as sexy.

Her name isn’t sweetie, nor has she endorsed the privilege to be your sexy!

A Woman is a Beauty’Fly
🦋

©️ 2017, 2021
All Rights Reserved
Bella The BOLD
Authentic Reality, it’s
Whatz Happenin

Uni’Verse’All
Uni’FYI
Uni’Fied
Uni’Verse
Uni’Verse’City

Pump, pump, PUMP up the VOLUME 🎵

Pump up the Jams
🎼 🎶 🎼

🎶 Pump it up get the music jumpin

Beautiful Name!

“Our names are not only for reference. Your names are lyrics in a song written just for you.”

In celebration of our Being Human.
Conscious of our actions as a Human Being.
See,
Being is an action word.

We have to invest attention into how it is we are Being.
Being aware of the extraordinary value of your name,
I sing your praises!

I am here, right now in this moment sending you energetic waves for a life full of joy, and all the wonderful things that comes along with it. Like, all the blessings and gifts that have been prepared specifically for you; Waiting to be claimed.

Compelled to share. - you ran through my mind.

Sincerely,
~ V
Vanisha 🎶 I am Singin my praises
You – Singin your praises yeah you are feelin yourself

Hi’Story 🙋🏽‍♀️

Who Cares ?

Who Cares ?

 - Hi’Story  

What Is Numinous Guide And Healing ?
When we are born, no one has to tell us to breath from the diaphragm, we simply do.

Age 1/5 is when the blueprint for
who we are is set.
Age 5 an atmosphere is built, right below the neck, by all of life’s misleadings, keeping us from whole body awareness, soul and spirit awareness, holding us above the the shoulders, locked in the head.

Numinous Guide And Healing is a technique where I assist in guiding “Self” down passed that {chine} atmosphere, through the throat, taking a moment to visit and dance to the beat of the heart.
Continuing to fall into the safety and security of the {solar plexus}
A space within us all that I refer to as; Our Inner Soul’Ar Galactic Space, where all the abundance of energies, gifts of spirit connectedness, strengths, empowerment, and bravery are. We spend so much of our time. So much of our lives outsourcing. Unaware that every divine resource is right inside of us. Here within our reach.

When we make the journey through the atmosphere the has held us, trapped above the beauty for what is found below living only chin up, our passage way down into the recognition of Being more than a head and face we find safety within our Inner Soul’Ar home security, keeping others out, unable to steal our power.

When we are within our Inner Soul’Ar Galactic Space, this is where, the Spirit And Soul unite.

Spirit becomes the Souls Heart,
The Souls Heartbeat And we become,
Uni’Verse’All
Uni’FYI
Uni’Fied
Uni’Verse
Uni’Verse’City

Here, we discover all the resources for healing we need.
From here is where we become the masters of manifest, manifesting
and manifested becomes all yours!

©️ 2017, 2021
Bella Uni’Verse
Authentic Reality,

it’s
Whatz Happenin Inc.

Greeting Yourself

“I” choose to Care for “Myself” enough to understand how to love me.

Meeting Myself

Remain firm in our thoughts, beliefs, and undeniable truth that we are all (human) Humans Being one race, connected by spirit. 

The spirit of Uni is and has been proven infallible time × time over.

What God looks like is irrelevant and where the inability of putting a face to the name causes ripples of doubt and disbelief.
Solution being holding space to greet ourselves.

A glance in the mirror, or even better, getting in touch with our souls.
Search, seek and find.

I am going to be direct.
No judgement, only care.

We are individuals by height n weight, baby versions of energy,
also being the big picture.
Not a smaller version of anything.

There can be no benefit in narrow thinking, or being so far removed from ones very own spirit.
An intentional relationship having tapped us into a bond with our inner child.

I come from a place of intense care❗
Let’s not limit themselves from
the connection we can have with
(Uni), the source that breaths into us life.

Uni is real, and comes in a package deal with added goodies for our energetic life manifesting pleasures.

Goodie additions include,
1 * individual planetary manifesting power.
2 * Natural healing remedies provided by mother nature.
3 * Power from the energy Lord Luna provides (in abundance when full)
4 * The Sun, providing the ability to live at all❗
5 * Trees to continue the great Godly breath.

More n more n more goodies

So... if we believe in the power of energy, planets, trees, Luna ect.
And believe in these sources because we can see them.
The truth is, no we can't.
We only see an image of these things and miss the source.

My question is, if you do believe in these sources, what do you believe?

Do we know how to gain the understanding for the power in
how to use them?
If not is it unrealistic to say,
There is a desperate need to gain
the tools for a deep spirit understanding of self.

Without these tools, we are
limiting ourselves by not understanding what we know,
leaving us in the void?

Let’s Look within, be within, understand within, then look into
the mirror, you will see a God,
a Goddess.
“You, will see Yourself”

We are created from the energy source.
The motherboard of reflection 🕉

Looking Forward 🙏

Wake up Alive

If anyone ever asks;
“Who are you?”
Find yourself able to respond with 1 word. A word that defines you.

Current Situation

To be FOUND, I had to stop looking. It was then I was able to see and be seen. Namasakram 🙏🏽
Have you ever had someone ask;
Who are you?


When asked, have you wondered,
how to answer?

“WHO”
Hmmm...
My personal qualifying characteristics.?
Based upon the degree of
professional development?
My answer providing the inquirer
with a menu.
A painted image filled with options available for my own situational comforts.

“WHO AM I?”
Options for Feeding my hunger to
“FIT IN?”

“WHO AM I?”
“Reaching To Feel Acceptance”
or a state of self standards.

“Who Am I?”
• A Mother
• A Dancer
• A Doctor
• An Artist
• A Singer
Etc..

“WHO AM I?”

I’d like to share with you my
answer to this question.
A question someone asked me
8 years ago, when at that time
I responded with a list of things
I do.

5 years passed until I not only understood the value of the
question is a reflection of my worth.

So...
I began to define myself as

WORTHY.” - “I AM WORTHY”

For the next 18 months, I began
to delve into the
“VALUE” of understanding reflection. “WORTHY” of standing in the light
of Being an opportunity,
vs Being a character built upon options.

Today I have found myself
“INSPIRED to understand my personal
SELF” reflection.

“WHO AM I?”

- I Am Inspiration
{Inspirational}
{Inspired}

My name is Vanisha.
Vanisha is not a simply a reference.
𝒱𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓈𝒽𝒶, is lyrics in a song 🎶 written just for me.
I am the composer.
Pure of Heart, inspired to sing
my own praises.

I Invest attention to those I consciously choose to be close
enough to call upon me.
“Singing my song.”

Attention on the importance of
Being “WORTHY” of calling upon one another. I see the recognition of
our personal “VALUE?”

The key is to unlock the door
that leads to understanding our individual WORTH.
WORTHY of singing one another’s praises.
INVESTING the ATTENTION needed to truly appreciate one another’s
VALUE.

Summary:
“You are WORTHY of my time because
I see your VALUE.

I sing your praises.

WHO ARE YOU?
If you haven’t yet discovered the word that defines you. I invite you to respond with the same answer I found to define me during times preparation of my unfolding.
“WORTHY.”
“YOU ARE WORTHY.”

I Am Inspiration and,
Vanisha is my song 🎶

Dear Hugger

Hugging The Hugger

The average length of a hug between two people is 3 seconds. 
But researchers have discovered something fantastic.

When a hug lasts 20 seconds,
there is a therapeutic effect on
the body and mind.
The reason is that a sincere hug produces a hormone called
“oxytocin",
also known as the love hormone.
This substance has many benefits
in our physical and mental health, helps us, among other things, to relax, to feel safe and calm our fears and anxiety.

This wonderful calming is offered free of charge every time we have
a person in our arms, who cradled
a child, we cherish a dog or cat, we're dancing with our partner,
the closer we get to someone or
just hold the shoulders
of a friend.


©️ 2017, 2021
All Rights Reserved
Bella Uni’Verse
Authentic Reality, it’s
Whatz Happenin Inc

A Mother’s Gift

Here Now and For all Time.
 – The Gift and The Present
Daughter, you cast a light upon the
room with a golden glow.
Blossoming in the hearts and souls of all who bask in your light and warmth.

   Here Now and For all Time.
- The Gift and The Present
I wish for you to sleep with angels. For God to deliver to you all your hearts desires. 

I wish for you to wake refreshed,
joyful, and with feelings of
clarity, hope in abundance!

You are the brightest light I’ve
ever know or seen.
You are a blossom in the fury of life, splashing color upon all the darkest corners.
You are the most exquisite gift, amongst all the many gifts you
will give yourself in life.

I, am succeeding to find myself enraptured in the value of your
gift, by having become present.

Here Now and For all Time.
- The Gift and The Present

Consciousness

“How are you Being today my friends?”

“Being Consciousness

Continuum – Continually Conscious

Thus continuing the challenge of continually “Being” Conscious

“Be” Honest – “Being” True

“UnI has nothing to do with me and you, but everything to do with Us”

New Personal Challenge

In addition to my Mantras.
In addition to connecting the “Souls” of my feet to the roots of “UnI for my continuing to receive the “Verse” for myself, and to share with my friends,
All of y’all” 💜

I am sitting in my hotel room, thinking about “Being.” Being Human, and what that means;
To Be Human?
Then I thought, I can’t just,
“Be Human.
One must check in with oneself while authentic reflection {in the mirror}

asking; “How Am I Being?”

In addition to my seeking “TRUTH”
Every morning after 6:00am Mantra/7:00am,
again in the afternoon 1:11pm;
And, Every closing night,
I” will check in with “Myself.”
“𝒱𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓈𝒽𝒶, How are you Being?

Yours sincerely,
Bella Uni’Verse

“UnI has nothing to do with me and you, but everything to do with Us”

– Imagine Reflecting

Image Reflecting

Image Reflecting

 
Reflection is not something that most of us understand in its full measure.
“Image is a universal description of personal depiction.”

We could look in the mirror to greet ourselves with kind recognition, but instead do we check our appearance?

Do we then claim
"A bad hair day"
something we're all guilty of.

Reflection comes from the deepest depths within us, deeper than the flesh.

Reaching down into the roots of all energetic depths,
through the “SOULS OF OUR FEET.”

Reflection comes from the cavities

of our past.
The {history}
Hi’Story of our lives unearthed.

The image is not always reflection.
In order to find reflection,

we have to begin with,
finding time, taking notice of our beautiful details, our beautiful existence.

Proudly embrace what we call flaws, these are perfect imperfections. Consciously invest attention to the privilege of having the ability to, visually capture an in-depth look.
To view admirably, seeing layers of beauty in the mirror.

Greeting ourselves when we wake.
Then again midday,

and before closing our day to sleep; always remembering to meet our reflection in the mirror, saying self, I care for you enough to understand how to love you.

I'm proud of you.
I am brave.
Hugging ourselves with pleasure

to be able.

Smiling upon ourselves,

we grant ourselves a restful
nights sleep.

All of these beautiful elements

that grant us reflection,
we are allowed to do over and over everyday.

Never scheduling a meeting with another Being before we have first greeted ourselves!


Vanisha'Bella
©️ 2017, 2021
All Rights Reserved
Bella Uni’Verse
Authentic Reality,
it’s
Whatz Happenin Inc

1/11/21 my Birthday

Wear A Mask 😷

I truly care for you eternal!

Thank you for following and being a part of this beautiful life with me 💋

– Namasakram

The Consequence of Uni’Verse’All Enlightenment 🙏🏼 ​

The Consequence of Uni’Verse’All Enlightenment 🙏🏼

Namasakram
Uni’Verse’City brings Uni’Verse’All Peace & Enlightenment 🙏🏼

Tasteful Talks

The Taste For Noor

Good Afternoon ☀️ 

More,
Wonderful Words To Define Ponder And Wonder. Experience the cascading flow of Suigeneris verve, illuminating the poet.
Words that enrich communication like passion ignites pleasure.
Vibrantly speaking with expressed appreciation for the taste of a word as it rolls off the tongue, sweetly shared, surprisingly starved for more, divine defining talks.
Between the muse and amusement of mudita, would I be requesting to much, if I was to need for noor?

©️ 11/30/18-2020
Bella Uni’Verse
I celebrate you with Uni’Verse’All Joy spilling from all that is abound me!
A friend is someone you never have to ask for anything because they are paying attention!

Are you living a Lumped Life !?

No Lump Zone ! 🚫

2021 is a number not a year.

Wishing for you to find the authenticity and reality you seek for 2021. 

2020 is a number that bleeds into 2121. Another number.

My wish for you is to find life bleeding into your veins.
Life blissful.

Every BS HAPPY NEW YEAR;
For you becomes many happy years.

We are beautifully designed, with a glorious name.
"Lyrics in a song, written specifically for each one of us"

We sing our praises.
Giving us the grateful privilege;
To sing the praises for the Beings who also sing ours in return.

If you ever receive wisdom from another, I invite these words to be amongst them.
When you are in the privilege of a company that inspires in you what others may not;
Remember that within you is a hidden treasure with the desire to be be the honorable choice.
First being our own personal choice.
Leading to Being the choice, chosen by others by the beauty from within Being, someone others want, not need.

2020-2021 is a number. Not a year.
Live every day until your number is called to exit this life with joy, gratitude, peace, hard work, care leading to love.
Through this, you will live an authentic life.

Bella Uni’Verse - 45 years in 2021

Heavy Heart

This Is My Moment – This is Our Moment

Today my heart is heavy.

My spirit is ......
Continue reading “Heavy Heart”

Merry Moments ‼️♥️

How has your day been? What did you do today that will leave a lasting memory? What moments were captured ? Please Share!
I’ve had a quite Merry Day. 
The 2 of us {my daughter and I} have shared today in the light of artistic creativity. We are both working on elaborate paintings.

We’ve baked, cooked - Ham, Blooming sweet potato’s,my recipe of green bean casserole, stuffing,
“BEACH PIE” - my signature pie
Carmel Drizzle Apple Pie.

And more.
Perfect all around.

Merry Moments EVERYBODY

The Powerful, Everlasting, Goddess Kali 🩸

Kali, the true Kali, will continue to defy all attempts to tame and domesticate her, as she has since the beginning of time.

Completing Goddess Kali Pt.3

The Thuggee are said to have had their female equivalent in a sect of Tantrists who held that it was through constant indulgence in gluttony of the senses and the five recognised vices 
– drinking of wine, eating of meat and fish, performance of “mystical gesticulations” and sexual indulgence - that a human could achieve purification of the soul and all-embracing union with Kali. It is difficult to discover any concrete information about this group of women – their name, the extent to which they practiced in India, whether they were associated with the Thuggee cult, and whether they died out or continue to exist within the many Tantric sects extant today.
Their ethos has similarities to that of the male Aghori monks of Varanasi who inhabit cemeteries and sometimes eat human flesh as part of their rituals, use marijuana and alcohol, and meditate on top of corpses to help them reach a state of heightened awareness and bring themselves closer to Shiva, Kali’s consort.
Here Kali is shown in her post 17th century, rehabilitated form: beautiful of face and body, blue skinned rather than black, her right foot forward to indicate the correct spiritual path, with her right hands displaying the gestures of fearlessness and blessing and her left holding the sword and severed head. lIllustration from Myths of the Hindus & Buddhists, 1914. Author Surendra Nath Khar.
In part because of her dread characteristics and habit of acting unpredictably, at least to those who tried to control her, devotion came late in the game to Kali 
– even devout Hindus were wary of her wrath. However in the seventeenth century Kali received a makeover from the Tantric Bengali poets in northwest India. No longer a terrifying red-eyed crone, she began to be depicted as voluptuous, motherly, young and beautiful, with a gentle smile, attractive ornaments and pleasing blue complexion. While she continued to brandish weaponry and severed heads, two of her right hands now made soothing gestures - the mudras of fearlessness and blessing.

Today, her image reflects her duality. Kali is depicted in the act of killing but smiles engagingly. Her protruding red tongue signals both modesty (a Bengali tradition) and her thirst for blood. Her dishevelled hair hints at unrestrained blood lust and alternatively the metaphysical mystery of death that encircles life. Her three eyes represent omniscience, her voluptuous breasts both sexual lust and nurturance. Her nakedness simultaneously represents carnality and purity. Her necklace of severed heads and girdle of severed arms signifies her killing rage but are also tantric metaphors for creative power and severance from the bonds of karma and accumulated deeds. Even her stance is imbued with dual meaning. The respectable, right handed path of Tantra (Dakshinamarga) is emphasised by her right foot forward stance, while the infamous left-handed path (Vamamarga) followed by “degenerate” Tantric practitioners such as the Aghori is down-played. While her right hands are generally associated with positive gestures, her left hands hold weaponry – depending on the number of arms she is portrayed as having, a bloodied sword or trident, a freshly severed head and a skull cup to catch the blood. However, even these are symbols of greater purpose. The sword symbolises higher knowledge, the head the human ego that must be severed in order to exit from the cycle of life and rebirth.

In the 20th and 21st centuries, many western feminist scholars have adopted Kali as a mascot of female empowerment, or have politicised her as a symbol of the supposed former matriarchal golden age that came before our present state of patriarchal control and decline. New Age Tantric practitioners adapt her obvious sexual manifestations as a therapeutic tool, while Hollywood employs her as a convenient symbol of malevolence.

But Kali, the true Kali, will continue to defy all attempts to tame and domesticate her, as she has since the beginning of time.
Kali can be depicted in various aspects, both as a terrible force for violence and retribution, and as a loving protective chaste figure. Photo credit: Kashgar
Kali's mantra:

Oṃ jayantī mangala kālī bhadrakālī kapālinī.
Durgā ksamā śivā dhātrī svāhā svadhā namō'stu‍tē

The Evolutionary Goddess Kali ☄️💫🩸

Kali is considered to stand, outside of the constraints of space-time and have no permanent qualities; she existed before the universe was created and will continue to exist after the universe ends. Limitations of the physical world such as colour, light, good and bad do not apply to Kali.

Awe Inspiring, Protective Qualities of Goddess Kali Pt.2

In her earliest appearances, Kali was frequently associated with violent endeavours on the battlefields of the gods. 

In one legendary battle with the demon Raktabija, Kali is manifested by Durga to deal with a situation that has gotten badly out of hand. Every drop of blood spilled by the wounded Raktabija becomes a deadly fighting clone, but Kali turns the battle around and defeats Raktabija by draining his blood before it touches the ground, then devours his replicates. In this story Kali is brought in to play when decisive action is required, when dark deeds must be matched with dark deeds, when resolve must be shown.


- Attributes not always associated in the west with the archetypal Woman. In another story, Kali is summoned by a group of criminals who decide to sacrifice a human to her image in order to gain her favour.
They unwisely choose a young Brahmin monk of upstanding character, however his saintliness shines so brightly that her statue is scorched in his presence. Kali manifests but proceeds to horribly kill her erstwhile worshipers by decapitating them and drinking their blood.
Here, Kali demonstrates her refusal to be controlled by those who think they understand her and her triumph over the attributes of ignorance and evil, as well as the absolute impartiality of her nature.

While Kali was well integrated into the Vedic, or orthodox, Hindu tradition from the first, she also developed a parallel relationship with Tantra. Tantric teachings are a collection of ancient magical stories and folk practices that exist alongside the Vedic tradition, and could be considered to hold to the wild tribal origins of Kali more faithfully than the Vedic.


One of the meanings of Kali’s name is

FORCE OF TIME.

In this aspect, Kali is considered to stand, outside of the constraints of space-time and have no permanent qualities; she existed before the universe was created and will continue to exist after the universe ends. Limitations of the physical world such as colour, light, good and bad do not apply to Kali.

Kali is a symbol of Mother Nature herself,
– Primordial, creative, nurturing and devouring in turn, but ultimately loving and benevolent. In this aspect of goodness she is referred to as Kali Ma, Mother Kali, or Divine Mother, and many millions of Hindus revere and worship her in this form. In Tantric meditation, Kali’s dual nature leads practitioners to simultaneously face the beauty of life and the reality of death, with the understanding that one cannot exist without the other.
It is worth noting that Shiva, in his role of destroyer of worlds, also stands outside the boundaries of the physical universe and is well complimented by his association with Kali.

Kali’s worship was not always so benign. From the 14th century to the 19th century, a cult group called the Thuggee (from the Hindu word to deceive) was operating at will in India. A hereditary sect, Thuggee membership was passed from father to son, although outsiders, particularly criminals, could be recruited if found worthy – or might end up as victim if not. During its peak, the group is believed to have had thousands of followers and during the 600 years of its operation its members are estimated to have killed anywhere between 500,000 and 2 million people. Thuggees proudly traced their origin to the battle of Kali against Raktabija, and considered themselves her children, created from her sweat. Pandering to the fiercest aspects of Kali and her requirement for death, destruction and human sacrifice, the Thuggee believed that they were doing Kali’s sacred work (although it should be noted that they had no hesitation in also robbing their victims).

The British finally wiped out the Thuggees in the mid 19th century, and the cult of religious stranglers ceased to exist except in myth and folklore.
A groups of Thuggees strangling a traveller on a highway in India in the early 19th century. One member of the group is gripping the traveller’s feet, another his hands, while a third member is tightening the ligature around his neck. Anonymous Indian artist. Made for Capt. James Paton, Assistant to the British Resident at Lucknow, 1829-1840.

The Gratitude of Gifts Given 📖

Lakshmi is the divine power that transforms dreams into reality. She is prakriti, the perfect creation: self-sustaining, self-contained Nature. She is maya, the delightful delusion, the dream-like expression of divinity that makes life comprehensible, hence worth living. She is shakti, energy, boundless and bountiful.

- Shri Vaishnava Tradition Pt.5
In the twelfth century AD, 
a new form of Vaishnavism called
Shri-Vaishnavism evolved in South India. Like other Vaishnava orders, it visualised Vishnu as the embodiment of the supreme divine principle. However, this order was unique as it refused to acknowledge Vishnu independently. It insisted on the presence of Lakshmi beside him.

For Shri-Vaishnava scholars, such as Vedanta Deshika, Lakshmi is indispensable while approaching Vishnu. He represents righteousness; she represents compassion. She is like a mother intervening between a stern father (God) and an errant son (the devotee).

Maha-Lakshmi, the Great Goddess
Maha-Lakshmi, the Tantrik form of Lakshmi, is less the goddess of wealth and more the supreme mother-goddess; painting from Orissa.
In Tantrik texts, which were composed around the same time as the Puranas, Lakshmi acquired supreme importance. She was Maha-Lakshmi, the Supreme Goddess.

Lakshmi is often differentiated from Maha-Lakshmi. While the former is the consort of Vishnu and the Goddess of wealth, Maha-Lakshmi is viewed as an autonomous entity, the supreme embodiment of the Mother-Goddess. When worshipped as Maha-Lakshmi, Lakshmi is not visualised as a beautiful goddess seated on a lotus, pot in hand, but like a Virginal Warrior-Goddess riding a lion, much like Durga. This form of the Goddess is especially popular in Maharashtra.

Ancient Pancharatra texts that adore Maha-Lakshmi consider her to be the root of all creation. In the beginning, they say,

the cosmic soul—the unfathomable unmanifest Narayana—desired to create the cosmos. But he did not have the resources to do so. As he pondered over this problem, his dormant energy, his shakti, burst forth in a blinding light, manifesting as
Maha-Lakshmi.

Maha-Lakshmi placed the seed of divine desire in the palm of her hand and unleashed the dynamic forces of creation until the three worlds took shape and all forms of life came forth.

In the Lakshmi Tantra, the Goddess says:


I am inherent in existence.
I am the inciter, the potential that takes shape. I manifest myself.
I occupy myself with activity and finally dissolve myself.
I pervade all creations with vitality, will and consciousness. Like ghee that keeps a lamp burning, I lubricate the senses of living beings with the sap of my consciousness.”


Lakshmi is the divine power that transforms dreams into reality.

Lakshmi is prakriti, the perfect creation: self-sustaining, self-contained Nature. She is maya, the delightful delusion, the dream-like expression of divinity that makes life comprehensible, hence worth living. She is shakti, energy, boundless and bountiful.

To realise her is to rejoice in the wonders of life.
“Lakshmi seated on a lotus surrounded by white elephants (symbols of power and fertility) married couples (symbols of conjugal bliss and worldliness); Tantrik painting from Nepal.”