Stories

SPIRITUAL CONSULTATIONS

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Spiritual consultations are as satisfying and as wholesome as you make them. Contrary to how it is often perceived, it is not only the divine worker and their guides that control the session. How you, the seeker, show up and prepare for it also influences the nature and the quality of the session. Don’t overlook […]

SOME CHAINS FREE YOU

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And you, chosen one, will also wear chains. But yours will be far different from the ones we knew.   Your chains will free you from illusions and whisper your real names. They will be the colours of the oldest poems, and sit comfortably on your black skin.   Like us, these chains will turn […]

A BODY THAT REMEMBERED LOVE

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The safety of rejecting life’s requests -it was an important milestone to reach on her journey. She had always craved a love like that from herself, but it would always resist sitting comfortably in her body.   The hands that were always quick to reach out and work had to be taught to hold her […]

FORGIVENESS

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It’s quite a challenge to sit with the task of helping someone, while the painful memories you still hold around them also sit right next to you. Spirit has the audacity to humble you in that way;making you reach a level of forgiveness you were not interested in going that deep for. Our capacity to […]

YOU ALSO CHOSE A WAR

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They don’t tell you that choosing the truth also means choosing war.   Lies run out of tales to feed you, and the starvation makes you seek home.   Illusions have no more views to offer, and what’s real is hard for the eye to see. Here you learn that you’ve never quite used your […]

ONLY THE FULL STORY CAN FIX US

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The healing of Black families and all that is tied to black families is in the details. We receive stories from our elders about how certain things connect, but there are crucial details that are left out of these stories.   It’s in the details that we will understand conflicts, feuds and curses. It’s in […]

THE UNAPOLOGETIC NO

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I want to give the unapologetic ‘no.’   I want to drop it on hard ground bringing no cushions for its fall.   It should smash when it lands so all of its pieces are scattered and heard.   I want to give the unapologetic ‘no’ and only follow it up with a period . […]

TRAUMA IS NOT POLITE

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Sometimes violation looks ordinary. It can have a calm appearance and soft sound. Looking harmless to the one that it is happening to. A harmful secret. But trauma eventually exposes the secret. Trauma doesn’t know time, sequence or any kind of organisation. At any given moment it triggers a flood of feelings, none of which […]

YOU CAN TEACH YOUR ANCESTORS

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Unlearning the dark stigma attached to amaDlozi is just a tip of the iceberg. There are many other elements to unlearn about the relationship we have with them.   For one: The relationship doesn’t have to be a dictatorship.   You, their child, can actually lead, teach and guide them too. Some of them hold […]