Happy New Year of Grace! Completing the Kwanzaa Circle---Day 7.
Embracing IMANI, the Swahili word for Faith! Faith Nurtures, Supports and Sustains Me.
Beloved Radiant ONES---
Breathe and Exhale Deeply Five Times. With each slow breath look to the four directions, East, West, North, South, and bow in Appreciation and Gratitude for Our Mother Earth-Heart and All Her Creations.
On the Fifth Breath, Raise your hands above your head and then bringing them down to your shoulders, turn slowly in a complete circle.
It is said that Love with Wisdom allows complete loyalty, transformation and trust.
Breathe Deeply In and Out Five More Times, and turn slowly until Only Faith and Love envelops your Heart.
Imagine that Patience holds your hand as birds of Intuition guide you through the winds of change.
You are learning to Fly and Become One With Omnipotent, Masterful, Generous Creator of Every Uni-Verse through Love.
You have chosen to embrace the Swahili concept of IMANI: Faith Nurtures, Supports and Sustains Me.
Now You Are Ready to Step into the New Year with Grace, Love and Wisdom.
Say to Yourself...
For Our Ancestors, Our Elders, Our Families, Our Communities, Our Nations and Every Child We Know and Those Yet to Be Born...
May We All Embrace and Support Artistic & Social Activism.
May We Live Our Good Purpose with Balance and Creativity So that We Create Strong Educational, Economic Foundations.
May We Become Good Responsible, Creative, Cooperative Stewards of Love with Unlimited Faith, Hope and Prosperity To Share!
Ubuntu! I AM Because You Are!
Ujima! Collective Work and Responsibility!
Ujamaa! Cooperative Economics!
NIA! Balance Is Purpose!
Kuumba! Nurture Creative, Cooperative Love!
Imani! Faith Nurtures, Supports and Sustains Me!
Please Re-Member...Peace is Possible through Compassion, Forgiveness, Integrity, Kindness, Mercy, Respect, Understanding and--- The Grace of Love!
I Wish You All a Blessed, Compassionate, Healthy, Loving and Prosperous New Year 2016!
Kwanzaa is an unique celebration founded in 1966 that takes place December 26th through January 1st every year. It encourages people around the World of African descent to restore a Universal Family Tradition and to strengthen bonds within the family and community.
Dr. Maulana Karenga is the founder of Kwanzaa. Through seven principles represented by the candles lit on the Kinara each day during the celebration of Kwanzaa, we honor Our heritage as people of African descent who lost a great deal of our heritage through enslavement.