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Zero Degrees Piscies

20 Mar

0 degrees pisces 2018

During the annual return of the Sun of the Middle, as described by the Dogon of Mali, day and night are of equal lengths. We are therefore reminded to find balance in all things on this day and learn the lessons going forwards into the rest of the solar year. At this time, Extra Special attention is directed to our inner world, also called our Life Force and given many names including prana in the Hindu tradition, Chi in the Buddist tradition, Nyama in the Dogon tradition, Ase in the Ifa-Orisa tradition and Sekhem by the Ancient Egyptians. These ancient Sharmanic practices work closely with the natural world and they encourage us to learn from the cycles of nature in order to incorporate these lessons into our daily lives. The spiritual essence which flows through everything is an important aspect to consider since it connects all that is part of the universe, the unseen, the visible, animate and inanimate… One of our featured Scholars contends that…

‘…In essence, everything is reducible to [that] energy and all real power flows from it. That energy, while not knowable in and of itself, can be accessed and its effects observed and interpreted. The numerous forms of divination throughout the world are methods of interpreting the ever-changing flow of that energy through its external manifestations. This energy not only inter-connects everything that exists, it is everything that exists…

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When Is Your New Year?

2 Mar
heart and brain that walk hand in hand

When the brain and the heart work together we can achieve many good things…

 

For many nature lovers, the month of March heralds in the seasonal new year. For those of us living in the upper northern latitudes, we endure because we know that Spring is just around the corner. Additionally, for those of us who have been allowing our creative juices to flow during the magical darkness of the winter months, today is the March 2018 Full Moon. Which means that another lunar cycle has been completed. A gentle reminder to finish what we have started over the previous cycle and celebrate our achievements no matter how small.

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Blue Water Family is a global knowledge forum.  We acknowledge that Africa is the cradle of humanity, culture and civilisation.  We endorse all life affirming traditional knowledge systems, especially those which enhance the quality of life ecologically.   We promote mutual respect, safety, reciprocity, harmony and justice for all.

We create learning environments for the mutual exchange of knowledge via seminars, classes, presentations, workshops, events tours and excursions.  You are welcome to join us.

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