Welcome to My Traveling World Light Bee-con!

“The rose has but a summer reign, the daisy never dies” – James Montgomery

MOVED BY MOM-Why This Blog Exists

The idea for this travel blog has been a long time coming with cycles of courage in the completion. It was back in 2009 when my friend Miguel originally designed the logo and the seed of my travel blog was born. Little did I know how much significance the bee (Hebrew for Deborah) and the daisy on my logo would have. On Nov. 14th, 2013 my mother, Daisy, made her transition and that was The Day That Changed Everything, providing the courage and motivation to move on my dreams.


On January 14th, 2014, I launched a 10-Month Manifest Your Desires Campaign. My mission was to encourage, inspire and support others in manifesting their desires by blogging about my 10-month commitment to manifest my desires in honor of my mother. While bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert , “Ate, Prayed, and Loved” her way through Italy, India and Indonesia, I set out to “Travel Write, Fundraise and Book Publish” my way through those 10 months. I also began the Pushing Daisy Drive (Driven by Miss Daisy’s Daughter) which is an on-going, long-term vision to build an Eco-friendly home and health education center in Antigua, West Indies in honor of my mother’s legacy of service.

Thank you for bee-ing here. Also, if you’d like to read past posts from the 10-Month Campaign, go to Categories in the side bar and search for “Manifest Monday” and “Pushing Daisy Tuesday Tribute” in the  drop down menu . Enjoy!

30 Days of Silence & 2020 Schedule

Pushing Daisy Drive Update

I can’t believe January 14, 2020 made six years since I created this blog and began the Pushing Daisy Drive (Driven by Miss Daisy’s Daughter).  Although there’s still a lot that I haven’t accomplished, I give thanks for all of the goals that I have been able to reach within this time period.

30 Days of Silence as an Act of Self-Love

On Valentine’s Day February 14th, exactly one month after my six year blogging anniversary, I will be attending my first 30-Day Vipassana Meditation Silence Retreat Februray 14th- March 16th in Jessup, GA. Now I have done 10-Day and 20-Day Silent Retreats, but I’ve never sat for a 30-Day Silent retreat! This will be my biggest act of Self-Love and probably my only opportunity to take this amount of time off because after this, “It’s gonna be on like buttered popcorn!” Here are some of the things I’m up to in 2020.


April 3-5th: Conscious Co-Creator Workshop in Atlanta!

I’m planning to do a Conscious Co-Creator Workshop for the first time in my home base of Atlanta! If you want to know more, check out the flyer below:

Conscious Co-Creator Workshop April 3-5th 

April 7th: POV in Print

Inspired by the death of my mother, Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards  (POV) is MORE than just a 365-Day inspirational calendar. It’s also an astrological planner SPECIFIC to your birthdate that helps you understand YOUR life path and cycles to make better choices using Cardology (a.k.a. The Destiny Cards)- an ancient astrological system hidden in the deck of playing cards. A portion of the POV’s proceeds will go toward the Pushing Daisy Drive, to build an Eco-friendly home/health education center in Antigua, West Indies honor of my mother Daisy’s legacy of service.

I need to raise $180 for graphics and editing services before POV goes to print. Here are three ways you can support the vision.

#1: Purchase the E-Book

Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards

#2 Get Your Free E-Book with a $10+ Pushing Daisy Drive Donation

With a $10 Daisy Drive Donation  you can receive Careers From the Kitchen Table: Insider Secrets To Starting & Running a Successful Home-Based Business of which I am a contributing author. CFTKT includes 8 hours of downloadable audio and interviews with the likes of Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols and others. (P.S. I’d love your feedback on my story, Writing to Recover From the Loss of My Mother on pg. 91)

#3  Join the Beehive Tribe on Patreon

March 17th: Focal Point Newsletter Reconvenes 

Starting on March 17th, I plan to revamp my monthly newsletter that goes out every 4th Quarter of the moon and make it into a podcast. My goal is to have a Monthly Conscious Co-Creator Zoom Call every new moonYou will learn useful tips on becoming a better conscious co-creator and also be able to share what you already know in an interactive group dynamic. I will  be giving mini-consultations to a few “lucky” participants as well.

Dec. 10th: IAG Book Launch

It’s All G.O.Ø.D.: A Conscious Co-Creator’s Guide to Healing the Effects of White Supremacy is the third and final book that I look forward to publishing by the end of 2020. I know that it’s a pretty ambitious goal, yet for the love of Daisy and sharing my greatest gifts, I plan to push on through to complete this final book by my Earthday, Dec. 10, 2020.

Part memoir, part paradigm shifting guidebook, IAG  promises to be my most thought provoking book to date. From today’s vantage point, I had no idea how significant the book title would be back in May 2012, when I first kicked off an IAG 9 Month Countdown campaign. 

Whether I meet with success, failure or some combination of the two, I’m glad to be on the journey and I give Big Thanks for your readership and support. You can learn about other ways to contribute by visiting the Pushing Daisy Drive Page.

Diasy Drive Donors

* David King  * William Scott, Jr.  *Janice Donovan  * Isaac Causey * Sharonda Caldwell  * LaVerne Freemon  * Lumumba Corriette  * Cher Hermschulte  *Camara Barbara Knight  * Alzonia Goss * Larry Boykin * Titilayo Tahir * Tex Mason * Sneferu Hotep

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Patrons Make It Possible

Today Is “Thank You Patrons Day!” on Patreon. A Big Up and Shout Out to all my Patrons for your support! You are Amazingly Awesome! If you are wondering how your support makes a difference in the life of a creator like me, just watch the video below. And if you’re not a patron please come check me out and see what it’s all about. You can also take advantage of the $1.99 Amazon Sale on my new book until Nov. 23rd. A World of Thanks!


Thurs. Nov. 14th: Starting A New

Sealing Six Years Since Her Sunset

Thursday Nov. 14, 2019

Today is a special day because not only did my grandmother and my mother make their transition on Nov. 14th , they also passed away on a Thursday, which is also the day of the week I was born.

This is the first Thursday, November 14th since my mother’s sunset and I see this as an opportunity to re-set and start anew in my own life in two ways.

Committing 49 Days for Daisy

Starting Thursday, November 14th to Jan. 1st, I will commit and dedicate my 2 hr Vipassana meditation practice to contributing to changing the world in honor of my mother Daisy.

In July 2019, The Himalayan Institute initiated a A Year-Long Meditation Program that allows you to play a part in shifting the energy on the planet no matter what religion or tradition you hail from.With an innovative app to track your meditation/prayer time and FREE on-line resources, you can be part of a non sectarian community with the sole purpose of changing the world energetically, which can now be proven scientifically. Please Watch this video from Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD to see how this is so. Energy flows where attention goes! I hope you take the time to be a part of this amazing and worthwhile endeavor! Learn More Here.

Himalayan Institute Year Long Meditation

Year Long Meditation Program

KDP Select 90 Day Kick Off for POV

Starting Thursday, November 14th to Feb. 11th, I enrolled my latest book, Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards in Amazon’s KDP Select program.

7- Day Kindle Countdown Starting Saturday, Nov. 16th!

Purchase POV @ $1.99!!

Starting on Saturday, Nov. 16th, you can purchase POV on Amazon for $1.999 & the price will go up each day for 7 days before it goes back to it’s original price. This will be one of my last sales before the price goes up around my birthday on Dec. 10th when the print version is also due to come out.

Purchase POV for $1.99 Starting November 16th

POV Goes Live! What’s Next?

POV Monday Promo is part of Who I Am Communications2020 Book Vision to promote & publish 3 books sharing powerful practices and principles for conscious co-creation by the end of 2020. Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards is the second of the three books. A portion of POV’s proceeds will go toward the Pushing Daisy Drive, to build an Eco-friendly home/health education center in Antigua, West Indies in honor of my mother Daisy’s legacy of service.

IT’S OFFICIAL!! POV is available for purchase and can now be downloaded on Amazon Here! After seven long years of planning, preparing and overcoming procrastination, I am so excited to offer my latest and greatest gift to everyone! Also, if you haven’t had a chance to check out my new Patreon Page, I’d love for you visit and take advantage of the Special Offer I’ve extended to Nov. 1st.

So What’s Next?- POV in Print

Inspired by the death of my mother, POV not only serves as a 365-Day inspirational calendar, but also as an astrological planner SPECIFIC to your birthdate that helps you understand YOUR life path and cycles to make better choices using Cardology (a.k.a. The Destiny Cards)- an ancient astrological system hidden in the deck of playing cards. But it doesn’t stop there! POV points the way for all light beacons to become better conscious co-creators of the life they desire by reclaiming their “virgin mindset.”

POV in Print on Dec. 10th!

POV is a total of 444 pages and currently only available as an e-book. This gives me an opportunity to first offer it at a cheaper rate and make any additional edits before it’s in paper. The print version will be available on my Earthday– Dec. 10th. My objective is to make the complex system of Cardology more accessible by providing a fun, hands-on approach to learning. You will receive daily inspiration and be able to record your daily personal card influences and notes in the book. However, you will need your Yearly Report and Weekly Calendar Report to maximize the benefits of this book and that’s where the savings come in when you purchase now & become a patron.

Special Offer Extended to Nov. 1st!!

If you’ve read this far and any of this resonates with you, I invite you to join me on my journey on Patreon because not only will you be supporting me, you’ll also be saving money!


Our Parents: Our Power & Our Path

One of the greatest teachings I received from Zoey Marae, the late great medical intuitive, was that mothers represent our power and fathers represent our path. She used the analogy of a river, with the mother being the body of water and the father being the river bed.

It’s ironic that my mother was born in Antigua where they brag of having 365 beaches for every day of the year and my father was born in Dominica where they brag of having 365 rivers for everyday of the year. Our “mother power” is the amount of water and our “father path” is the ease of flow and direction of the water.

Our Power

What I know to be true about power is that it comes from our spiritual foundation. Contrary to what many believe, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. While I inherited a strong spiritual foundation from my mother, one of her weaknesses was not knowing how to direct her power to manifest her dream of becoming a successful social entrepreneur.

Our Path

What I know to be true about a positive pathway is that it comes from our perception. Contrary to what many believe, how we see ourselves and the world is based on what we perpetually think. My father was MIA most my childhood, so although I’m unaware of him leaving a learning legacy, he did the best he could and left me a lineage to one of the most beautiful places on the planet-Dominica.

“Power without a positive pathway does not lead to happiness.”

Because we inherit our power and our path from our parents, we start off with certain strengths and weaknesses from the get go, but it’s up to us as adults to maximize our strengths and minimize our weaknesses.

Publishing Prayers of a Virgin

When I first started what has now been a seven year journey to publish Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards (POV) both my parents were alive. Just like my mother, my challenges have been around consciously co-creating my life and my living doing what I love as a light beacon, unbought and unbossed. POV has been a real labor of love and points the way for all light beacons to become better conscious co-creators of the life they desire by reclaiming their “virgin mindset.” It also provides a fun, hands-on approach to learning Cardology, an ancient astrological system hidden in the deck of playing cards.

The Million Dollar Question

Now that my power and my path have both passed, in what area and in what manner do I create my own powerful pathways in the world? From today, the date of my mother’s sunrise, Sept. 26th, to POV’s Publication Day, the date of my father’s sunset, Oct. 12th, will prove to be a powerful period for me in declaring my power and my path and it will all take place on Patreon’s platform.

Why POV Was Postponed

Originally POV was going to be published today on my mother’s Earthday; however, after attending a Hay House Writer’s Workshop webinar, I realized I had more revisions to make. The new publication date is scheduled for Oct. 12th, the day my father made his transition, which actually is a much better date astrologically.

Ironically, I made the decision to change the date just when Saturn stationed direct on Sept. 18th! During this 7 year period, I was so focused on my mother since she passed away shortly after I began this project and completely forgot to mention my father passing in the dedication page as well! It’s  become clear to me now that as I declare and reclaim my path as a writer and entrepreneur, I can’t forget to acknowledge my papa, my path.


If you’ve read this far and any of this resonates with you, I invite you to join me on my journey by purchasing the book on pre-order and/or becoming a patron. Thanks for reading!

  • Pre-Order POV by Oct. 12th before the price goes up ($15-25 Savings)
  • Support me on Patreon and take advantage of my Special Offer
  • Receive your Yearly Report and Weekly Calendar Report which are needed to maximize the benefits of POV for FREE as a patron at the “Conscious Co-Creator” tier ($25 Savings).

POV Promo (Pt. 10 of 10)- Blook Part 2 of Ch. 3: Tools for F.O.O.L.S

POV Monday Promo is a ten-part series leading up to the publication of Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards. POV Monday Promo’s goal is to get the needed feedback and funds to edit, format and publish the printed book through Amazon Pre-Order Sales. The promo will also build a buzz around the book via “blooking” the first 3 Chapters before the e-book launches on  September 26th.

IT’S OFFICIAL!! My Patreon Page is complete and so is this ten-part series- but doesn’t have to end here! If you’d like to support me and SAVE BIG, read the bullets below before Pt. 10 of this series- Part 2 of Ch. 3: Tools for F.O.O.L.S. Thanks for reading! I look forward to your feedback. You can also check out my Patreon Page and tell me what you think. Enjoy!


  • Pre-Order POV by Sept. 26th before the price goes up ($15-25 Savings)
  • Become a Patron when I kick off my Page w/ a Special Offer & SAVE
  • You will receive your Yearly Report and Weekly Calendar Report which are needed to maximize the benefits of POV for FREE as a patron at the “Conscious Co-Creator” tier ($25 Savings).

Part 2 of Chapter 3: Tools for F.O.O.L.S

Step 5: Understand Your Life Path and Cycles

“A fool with a tool still remains a fool.”-R. Buckminster Fuller

Key: Making Better Choices

In Cardology, an ancient form of Astrology and Numerology preserved in the ordinary deck of playing cards, each year begins on your birthday and is broken down into seven 52-Day periods. It’s my hope that by better understanding your life path and cycles, you’ll be given the tools to make better choices. Yet, the bottom line is, you still have to choose. And that’s when the S/hero’s Journey really begins!

My Approach

Before I give a more detailed introduction, I want to share with you my approach to Astrology and Cardology. First of all, you are NOT your sign or card. You are a divine reflection of the Creator and inherently capable of creating a life that includes ANYTHING you desire to co-create. Yet, just as the doctor makes the uniform and not the uniform the doctor, so too the person makes the card or sign and not the card or sign the person. You, your Higher Self and the Creator of All That Is agreed on a particular birthdate that was most beneficial for your person to have life experiences and NOT for life experiences to have you. But that is exactly what happens until you become a better conscious co-creator of the life you desire.

Just as a farmer’s knowledge is useless if s/he doesn’t till the soil, plant the seed, and nurture it, so too is the knowledge gained from consultations useless if you don’t apply it in your life, and that is exactly what this book hopes to help you do.

What’s So Important About Understanding Your Life Path and Cycles?

Understanding why you chose a certain life path based on your birthdate brings clarity so that you can capitalize on strengths, minimize weaknesses and tap into the power of who you truly are.

The person on the S/hero’s Journey that has reclaimed their Afrikan/Virginal mindset, is unclaimed by addictions, and has sent a powerful prayer out into the universe by focusing on what they want to consciously co-create with the Creator of All That Is becomes even more powerful when they understand their life path and cycles.

Here’s a simple example of what I’m talking about. Let’s say you don’t know for sure whether your light bill or your phone bill is due this week and you pay the wrong one and your lights get turned off. That can be an inconvenience right? Understanding your life path and cycles to make better choices is so important because it gives you a type of guideline of when certain cosmic bills and paychecks are due. Or more accurately stated, can be due, according to your attitude, your perspective, and your actions. Because one man’s bill can be seen as another man’s paycheck and one woman’s paycheck can be seen as another woman’s bill.

There is no magic here. With the right attitude and commitment, it doesn’t matter what hand you are given if you play your cards right. But first you have to know what the cards are and how to play the game. This leads us to the meat of the method and that is learning about Cardology and how to use this book.

The Destiny Card System- An Introduction

Why This System & Why Now?

Cardology (a.k.a. the Destiny Cards) is said to have originated in Atlantis and has until now been kept hidden by a mystical order. Based on Astrology and Numerology, and preserved in the deck of playing cards, the system is built on a mathematical formula that is NOT founded on divination like the more familiar tarot cards. The Order of the Magi has been responsible for preserving the system throughout the ages. Olney Richmond wrote one of the first books about the system in 1893 entitled The Mystic Test Book or The Magic of the Cards. The system was mostly unheard of until the 1990’s, when Robert Lee Camp, coining the system The Destiny Cards, made it more accessible through his books and software programs.

Cardology is Very Ancient, Yet Very New

Although this system is very ancient, dating back to the time of Atlantis, most people are not as familiar with it as they are astrology and numerology because of its secrecy. The late grand master, Olney Richmond, alleges that the system is mentioned in the Book of Revelations, 10:4, 10 & 11:

“And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me ‘Seal up those things uttered by the seven thunders and write them not.’ And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and devoured it, and to my taste it was sweet as honey; but as soon as I devoured it, it became bitter to my inside. And he said unto me, ‘You must prophecy again before many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.”

What is interesting about this system is that it uses January 1st as the beginning of the year. Many people have criticized this date, associating it with the Gregorian calendar, as I did when I first started. Yet, what most people don’t know is that on December 31st and January 1st our sun is critically influenced by the stars Sirius and Vega. On December 31st, Sirius is at its highest (heliacal rising) overhead at midnight, while Vega is located directly opposite, below the horizon. As Sirius is rising in the east, Vega is setting in the west. The star Vega will be our north star instead of Polaris in approximately 12,000 years. I believe the reason Cardology is relevant and so accurate is because of its connection to these star systems.

Cardology is Unknown, Yet Well Known

Everybody is familiar with a deck of playing cards, which lends to its familiarity, yet hardly anyone is familiar with its mystical past, based on Astrology and an ancient mathematical formula. If I were to put it another way, I would say that every religion has its deeper knowing (i.e. Christianity and the Essenes, Islam and the Sufis, etc,). The Destiny Cards is the deeper knowing of Astrology that many astrologers are not even familiar with. Robert Lee Camp has made this system more accessible to the everyday person through his books, software and unwavering commitment to increase awareness about this accurate and time tested system. Like Robert, I am dedicated to uncloaking the mystery around this system so that everyone can use it in a practical way to understand their life path and cycles to make better choices. Unlike Astrology, Cardology is much easier for the lay person to grasp and immediately start using in their lives in a powerful and practical way.

The Destiny Cards uses your birth date to reveal your personality traits. It also gives insight into your life’s purpose and the challenges you have chosen to work with in your life and relationships. Like Astrology, the Destiny Cards is based on the Earth’s relationship to the Sun, as well as the other planets in our solar system. Note the similarities for yourself.

52 Cards in a Deck 52 Weeks in a Year
4 Suits 4 Seasons
13 Cards in a Suit 13 Moons in a Year
13 Cards in a Suit 13 Weeks in a Season

Also, if you add all the cards in the deck for their numerical value with each Jack, Queen, and King valuing 11, 12, and 13 respectively, you will get 364, with the Joker making 365.

All of these similarities are no coincidence, and neither is the time and day you were born. Our ancient ancestors understood that based on the Creator’s laws, each second, minute, hour, day, week, month and year holds a certain vibration that correlates to the planets and anything initiated during these cycles holds a certain fate or destiny in relation to that planetary alignment. Some may ask, “What about free will? Are we not the masters of our fate?”

Herein lies the irony of the whole system. By understanding the influences that affect you, specific to your date of birth, you are better able to exercise your free will. For example, you may not be able to stop it from raining; however, having knowledge of a coming thunderstorm can lead you to “choose” to carry an umbrella and overcoat.

As I mentioned earlier, the year begins on your birthday in this system and is broken down into seven 52-Day periods that are each ruled by a planet. These seven 52-Day periods are called Planetary Ruling Periods (PRP). You also have Year-Long Influence Cards that are displayed in your yearly spread and change every year based on the mathematical formula the Destiny Card System was built on. Each year, there are potential ‘positive or negative’ aspects, as well as a variety of avenues for the card’s influence to manifest in your life. Only YOU can determine the outcome of how these influences manifest based on your attitude and the choices you make daily. This ultimately leads to more positive options.

Personal Life Cards

Your Personal Life Cards are determined by your date of birth and for the scope of this book, I will be focusing mostly on the Birth Card (BC) and the Planetary Ruling Card (PRC) with a few exceptions. Your Birth Card is what you came here to express and your Planetary Ruling Card is how you express it in the world.

How many Personal Life Cards you have and their significance will be determined based on the day you were born. For example, if you were born on December 31st, the day of the Joker Card, then this system doesn’t work for you; yet if you were born on Oct. 31st, you will have two Planetary Ruling Cards! We will get more into this in the following chapters.


POV Promo (Pt. 9 of 10)- Blook Part 1 of Ch. 3: Tools for F.O.O.L.S

POV Monday Promo is a ten-part series leading up to the publication of Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards. POV Monday Promo’s goal is to get the needed feedback and funds to edit, format and publish the printed book through Amazon Pre-Order Sales. The promo will also build a buzz around the book via “blooking” the first 3 Chapters before the e-book launches on  September 26th.

SPECIAL OFFER!! On Friday the 13th, I kick off my Patreon Page! If you’d like to support me and Save Big, read the bullets below before Pt. 9 of this series- Part 1 of Ch. 3: Tools for F.O.O.L.S. As always, I  look forward to your feedback! Please post a comment on my Who I Communications FB Page. You can also take a sneak preview of my unfinished Patreon Page and tell me what you think. Enjoy!


  • Pre-Order POV by Sept. 26th before the price goes up ($15-25 Savings)
  • Become a Patron when I kick off my Page w/ a Special Offer & SAVE
  • You will receive your Yearly Report and Weekly Calendar Report which are needed to maximize the benefits of POV for FREE as a patron at the “Conscious Co-Creator” tier ($25 Savings).

Part 1 of Chapter 3: Tools for F.O.O.L.S

Everybody plays the fool sometime. There’s no exceptions to the rule…” -The Main Ingredient 

The Fool Tarot Card is very similar to the Joker Card in the deck of Playing Cards. In the Cardology, the only day of the year designated as the Joker Card is December 31st. It’s the only birthdate that doesn’t have a life path destiny, which means you have to use traditional astrology if you want to find out about the life path of people born on this day. In Robert Camp’s book, Exploring the Little Book of The Seven Thunders, he states:

“The solar value of the Joker is 0. …The solar value of 0 denotes that the Joker is no card at all. Being no card, the Joker is like a fertile field into which any seed may be planted. Thus the Joker can become any card that he or she chooses.”

Why F.O.O.L.S?

“We start as fools and become wise through experience.” -Afrikan proverb

I know you’re probably wondering why is the word F.O.O.L.S. is an acronym? That’s because it stands for, Freeing Ourselves Of Lack Spiritually. In my book AOOS, I explain how spirituality is simply awareness without judgment. When you are aware of what you are up to, eventually and with time, you act in a more spiritual way. Essentially, it’s not what you want, but why you want it and not what you do, but why you do it that makes the biggest difference in your life. I call it being aware of your intentions to bring about better manifestations.

Your S/hero’s Journey-Five Action Steps
The greatest story always told is what mythologist Joseph Campbell is famous for calling the Hero’s Journey (and what I call the S/hero’s Journey). In his work, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, he shares his discovery that the theme of the hero is universal and told in every tradition and culture, even in their sacred texts. Campbell explains the correlation between the prophet’s journey to mankind’s journey this way:

“The godly powers sought and dangerously won are revealed to have been within the heart of the hero all the time. He is “the king’s son” who has come to know who he is and therewith has entered into the exercise of his proper power- “God’s son,” who has learned to know how much that title means. From this point of view the hero is symbolical of that divine creative and redemptive image which is hidden within us all, only waiting to be known and rendered into life.”

I liken the Reclaim Game to the S/hero’s Journey. It’s a journey that takes courage and a level of commitment that grows as we grow in acknowledging and accepting the divinity within us. Before we go deeper into the Destiny Card System, let’s go over what we’ve learned so far by putting it all into five action steps that are helpful on the S/hero’s Journey. Each step has a keyword or phrase to remember when times get hard, as they invariably do.

STEP 1: Embrace the Beginner’s Mind

“The feminine values are the fountain of bliss. Know the masculine, keep to the feminine.” -Laozi

Key: Receptivity

Whether you’re male or female, as you become more receptive to learning and growing, you begin to tap into the power and resourcefulness of the feminine principle. We all know that masculine and feminine are in everything and necessary for life, but more so than being male or female, I’m talking about feminine principles on the journey that allow you to be more successful. Laozi’s quote is powerful because he doesn’t discredit the masculine. In fact, the masculine principle of courage is most important because without it, you never begin the S/hero’s journey, just like without the courageous journey of the male sperm to impregnate the female egg, there would be no life. Yet, it’s the wise and mysterious nine month journey of the feminine that gives birth.

STEP 2: Reset Your Reality to an Afrikan-centered World View

“Equanimity; emotional stability that comes from a balanced mind in situations of gain or loss. The serenity of knowing ones true self at all times. First, through achieving intellectual knowledge and then through direct experience.” -Author Unknown (to Me)

Key: Equanimity

I love the above definition of equanimity because it shows how peace starts in the mind first and then shows up in your reality (over time). It wisely alludes to the fact that it takes time to act on what you intellectually know you need to do. Or to put it another way, it takes courage to do what you know in your heart is right. What helps to strengthen your courage is having the right worldview or asili that allows you to understand that you are not separate from G.O.D., nature or others. I’m calling this an “Afrikan-centered” worldview because it pays tribute to our mother continent and links all mankind as we now know it to a common Afri-kin origin. By resetting your reality to an “Afrikan-centered” worldview, you are reconnecting (at least intellectually) to a universal concept of reality that indigenous people embraced. Prayerfully with time, commitment and courage it becomes your direct experience.

STEP 3: Reclaim Your Virgin Mind

“You can know all of the things that this substance is doing to you, to your health, your life, your family, your community and your society and you are powerless to do anything about it. That’s the definition of addiction.” -Robert Lustig

Key: Commitment to Ending All Addictions

It may be a challenge, but here is where it starts. Remember the last chapter-The Tale of Two Choices? A choice to commit must be made that allows for true personal and spiritual growth to occur. Some of us mistake spiritual practice with spirituality; however, meditating everyday, doing rituals, practicing yoga and even praising G.O.D. doesn’t make you spiritual. You are spiritual when through awareness you are able to recognize when you are at a crossroads situation and you have to make the choice to act based on your old self-image or based on your new self-image of what you want to experience.

STEP 4: Make a Prayer

“Anything that you dwell on, give voice and energy to, or move towards with strong intention, presents itself to the universe as a prayer.” – by Misha McGlown

Key: Align Your Person, Your Purpose, and Your ‘Prayer Power’ with the Creator of All That Is.

This key is actually step number three of the seven steps I share to become a better conscious co-creator in my book AOOS. Let me break this down a bit. Align your Person (which is your new self-image based on what you want to experience), your Purpose (which is what you want to co-create or your intention) and your Prayer Power (which is your attention or what you focus on), with the Creator of All That Is. Your purpose is your intention and what you focus on becomes your prayer or power. You pray to war and drama when you constantly talk about and watch war and drama on the screen. You pray to abundance and harmony when you constantly focus your attention and energy on manifesting a new self-image based on those desires. Now that you have a new commitment to choosing what brings you joy, you can tap into the power within by aligning it with Creator of All That Is.


POV Promo (Pt. 8 of 10)- Blook Part 3 of Ch. 2: The Reclaim Game

POV Monday Promo is a ten-part series leading up to the publication of Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards. POV Monday Promo’s goal is to get the needed feedback and funds to edit, format and publish the printed book through Amazon Pre-Order Sales. The promo will also build a buzz around the book via “blooking” the first 3 Chapters before the e-book launches on  September 26th.

NEWS FLASH!! On Sept. 9th, I have an Special Offer and Announcement to make for anyone considering purchasing POV while it’s on Amazon Pre-Order.     In the meantime, here’s Part  3  of Ch. 2: The Reclaim Game. I  look forward to your feedback! Please post a comment below, on my Who I Communications FB Page or contact me directly if you don’t like to leave comments. Enjoy!

Part 3 of Chapter 2: The Reclaim Game

Reclaiming Your Virgin Mind- A Practice

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki

In many ways, the virgin mind is similar to the beginner’s mind in Zen Buddhism. According to Shunryu Suzuki, author of the modern day classic Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice, the beginner’s mind refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and a lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would. The virgin mind also relates to the Fool’s card in the Tarot and the Joker in the deck of playing cards, which I’ll get into more deeply in the next chapter. But first, let’s talk about the virgin mind and how it relates to the beginner’s mind.

The Virgin Mind

So, for a recap or just in case you skipped the introduction where I explain this more fully, a virgin by a more traditional definition, isn’t a sexually inactive person, but rather, a person that is “owning onto themselves” or unclaimed by another person or thing. The goal then is to become virginal in your mindset, where no other person, ideology, or substance that doesn’t have your best interest in mind has “ownership” over you.

Now let’s be clear, being claimed by someone or thing isn’t a bad thing at the end of the day. In fact, I see it as our ultimate goal once we’ve done the work of knowing and loving ourselves. Just as you would claim virgin land and build a foundation that supports your current and future generations, being claimed by the right person or thing can bring meaning and joy to your life. However, if you’ve built your foundation on quicksand or near a toxic dump, then you have no foundation or future you can depend on.

Give me the child for the first seven years and I’ll give you the man.” -Jesuit maxim

This bold statement needs to be written in bold letters, for it encapsulates (for better or worse) the power of the mind in the formative years of shaping our reality.

If you wake up one day with the sudden clarity that you’ve had no say in the shaping of your reality or you don’t like what you’ve been claimed by, then it’s up to YOU, to reclaim yourself back in order to be claimed by what you DO want. This is one of the hardest things to do and this is why I can’t stress enough that this is a purging and a practice.

Any person overcoming a drug addiction understands all too well what this purging process entails; however, there are so many other ways to be unfairly claimed or become addicted to people and things that don’t serve you. This can be toxic thoughts, unfruitful philosophies, fried food, senseless sex, co-dependent relationships, or non-productive nationalism.

In their work, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth, Monica Sjoo & Barbara Mor put it this way.

…nature is not stupid. In nature, a species changes itself when it perceives (or feels, that taboo word!) over a period of time a genetic need for change. Species change is not dependent on random arbitrary mutation, is not a function of sheer accident, or blind luck, but is a kind of group-willed phenomenon…

No matter what is or has been, NOW is the time in mankind’s evolution to collectively reclaim a virginal mindset in order to ‘reset’ our minds to what we really desire. I’m not saying the venture will be easy or hard for that matter, but it will take a level of commitment, passion and compassion that I feel as a collective we must be ready for.

Mastering The Mind- The Tale of Two Choices

Going back to Dr. Marimba Ani’s work in reference to the asili, she states:

It acts as a screen, incorporating or rejecting innovations, depending on their compatibility with its own essential nature. It is as though the asili were a principle of self-realization. It is a compelling force that will direct the culture as long as it remains intact: i.e., carried in the “cultural genes.” In order for the culture to change (and this includes the collective thought and behavior of those within it), the asili itself would have to be altered. But this would involve a process of destruction and the birth of a new entity. Cultural asili(s) are not made to be changed.

My question is, although a cultural asili is not “made” to be changed does that mean it’s not “meant” to be changed over time? And if so, who does the changing? The only thing constant is change. This is where G.O.D. as the Generator, Operator and Destroyer working via It’s creation comes into play. And as I stated earlier, this aspect of G.O.D. is the one thing that gives our person with its limited perception, the most problems in life. We resist change and therefore we resist G.O.D.’s natural timing for change.

If a change can be seen in the current Afrikan cultural asili today moving from unity and regard for all life, to the level of tribalism, war, and mass genocide we’ve seen in modern times, is it also possible for a change to be seen in the European cultural asili where the motivating factors of individualism, xenophobia, greed and separatism are replaced with planetary oneness? And going even deeper, will it involve what Dr. Ani calls a process of destruction and the birth of a new entity which was witnessed historically  when the Afrikan-centered/Indigenous Peoples asili was usurped by the modern day European world-view?

…unconnected consciousness is destruction’s keenest tool against the soul.” -Ayi Kwei Armah

Social psychologist Mari Fitzduff states in her groundbreaking work, “An Introduction to Neuroscience for the Peacebuilder,” that changes are possible but not always easy. Quoting directly from her work, I want to address the bad news first, the good news, and then end by sharing my answers to two of the ten questions she poses to all peacebuilders to ponder at the end of her paper.

The Bad News- Change comes slowly or not at all

How much our genetics influence our attitudes and behavior is still a major research question. The suggestions range from 40% to 53%. While it is suggested that predispositions can be changed and altered, effecting such change has been likened to turning a supertanker – such change takes considerable effort and time.”

The Good NewsPredisposition does not mean predetermination

…While we are, both as individuals and groups, often predisposed to respond to conflicts in certain ways that are more sympathetic to our genetic and biological make‐up, as well as our social and environmental history, we are not trapped by such characteristics. Predisposition does not mean predetermination– there is no individual or group that cannot change its behavior towards another individual or group.”

Questions for the Peacebuilder

Question #7: How do we change our peacebuilding work so that our strategies can take account of the frailty of our inherited human nature that tends towards fear and exclusion of others- as well as our human capacities for cooperation, altruism and courage?

My Answer: Courage! It takes courage to share your greatest gifts and to stand up to the collective criticism of introducing new paradigms or analogies that allow people to see things from a different perspective. People like Shariff M. Abdullah and his paradigm shifting book Creating a World That Works for All  and John Gray, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex are beautiful examples of courageous trailblazers in shifting the current paradigms.

Question #10: How can we pitch/target our messages and campaigns to different audiences in full awareness of their differing neural dispositions? How do we frame messages about our work so that they appeal to the whole brain, and not just the rational part of it?

My Answer: Story! In the book Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers From the Very First Sentence, Lisa Crons mentions that according to research, it’s the firing of our dopamine neurons that lures us into story, signaling that intriguing information is on the way. She states,

“Even more exciting, it turns out that a powerful story can have a hand in rewiring the reader’s brain- helping instill empathy….Writers can change the way people think simply by giving them a glimpse of life through their character’s eyes. They can transport readers to places they’ve never been, catapult them into situations they’ve only dreamed of, and reveal subtle universal truths that just might alter their entire perception of reality.”

Every effective screenwriter knows the power of story. Watching the protagonist of a good story overcome overwhelming obstacles has the power to take you out of your rational mind and plant you more into your whole brain, as well as your heart space.  My forthcoming book, It’s All G.O.Ø.D.: A Conscious Co-Creator’s Guide to Healing the Effects of White Supremacy (IAG), is part memoir and part paradigm shifting guidebook. IAG seeks to introduce you to a new paradigm, while sharing my story of facing the shadow and delving deep into the unknown to find the truth behind the veil of illusions.

The Tale of Two Choices

Everything is about choice. Essentially the purpose of this book is to inspire and assist you in understanding your life path and cycles to make better choices, which I’ll get into in the chapters that follow. But before I do, I can hear some of you saying, “Why do I have to choose at all? Why can’t I have, be and do it all?”

In this instance, I’m not talking about what you choose to “have” in your life, because you already have the potential to attain everything innately within you. I’m talking about what you choose to “commit to” that can bring you more happiness. This has to do with your level of dedication to the standards you set in the pursuit of happiness. There’s an expression that says you can’t serve two masters at the same time and I think it applies perfectly in this case.

Two Places

Essentially, you can only do any action and think any thought in life in one of two places, and that is- inside your heart space or outside your heart space. When you think and act from the heart, you are able to see beyond the veil of illusion and create more happiness in your life, in cycles and cycles. When you don’t, you enter into the jurisdiction of the mind, making daily deals with the devil of separation. You fall prey to your unknown subconscious desires and are easily manipulated by what Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, calls the collective pain body.

Two States and Two Types
There are two
states of being and two types of beings on the planet. The two states of being are awake and asleep, and the two types of beings are initiated and uninitiated. All four categories are relative in certain areas and to certain degrees in everyone’s life. You can exist on all four categories, depending on the area of life we are talking about.

For example, when it came to the importance of leaving a financial legacy, I was totally asleep before my mother transitioned. However, while going through my mother’s belongings, I had a life changing revelation after having found five life insurance policies that my mother had let lapse (including the last one that she hadn’t mailed off when she first got sick with blood clots about a year earlier). Somehow, the realization that my mother died with NOTHING financially was what it took to finally awaken me to just how important leaving a financial legacy is. While my mother Daisy didn’t leave a strong financial foundation, she did leave a strong spiritual foundation that is serving as a catalyst for my initiation and commitment to leaving a financial legacy for the next generation.

You see, once you awaken to something, the next step is initiation and your personal “S/hero’s Journey” is the path to that awakening. It’s interesting, the symbiotic relationship between the person that’s asleep and the person who is uninitiated. It’s as if G.O.D. uses the cries of the uninitiated to awaken those who are asleep, just as it uses those who are asleep to initiate those who are uninitiated.

A perfect example of this in the United States is police brutality, especially toward Black males. While the Afrikan-American community has been historically wide awake to this brutality, it has been the sleeping denial or indifference of the White community that has lead to more of the initiating experiences of protest, community organizing, and public awareness campaigns to awaken all of America to it’s shadow side.

What’s Your Choice?

We are all engaged in the task of peeling off the false selves, the programmed selves, the selves created by our families, our culture, our religions. It is an enormous task because the history of women has been as incompletely told as the history of blacks.” -Anais Nin

There are two choices. One leads to a world of separation that starts in the mind and the other brings forth unity, which also starts in the mind. Which choice will you choose? Will you choose to be in the heart, to become more awakened and initiated, to see life from an Afrikan-centered asili or worldview or will you choose the opposite? This is the tale of two choices and in every moment you are making choices. Will you make more choices based on the Divinity within you or will you continue making daily deals with the devil of separation?

Everybody falls the first time” Cyper: [to Neo] From movie, The Matrix

Now that you understand that “falling” is necessary in order for G.O.D. to experience Itself via It’s Creation, it’s time to sharpen your skills and play the Reclaim Game as an act of living your truth and beating the devil of separation who tries to trick us into believing that there is anything separate from G.O.D. The next chapter will cover five action steps you can take to reclaim your “virgin mindset” and become a better conscious co-creator of the life you desire.


POV Promo (Pt. 7 of 10)- Blook Part 2 of Ch. 2: The Reclaim Game

POV Monday Promo is a ten-part series leading up to the publication of Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards. POV Monday Promo’s goal is to get the needed feedback and funds to edit, format and publish the printed book through Amazon Pre-Order Sales. The promo will also build a buzz around the book via “blooking” the first 3 Chapters before the e-book launches on  September 26th.

Here’s Part 2 of Ch. 2: The Reclaim Game. I hope you enjoyed Part 1. As a reminder, my book is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon! I  look forward to your feedback! Please post a comment below, on my Who I Communications FB page or contact me directly if you don’t like to leave comments.  Enjoy!

Part 2 of Chapter 2: The Reclaim Game

Reclaiming Your Afrikan Mind- A Tribute and Paradigm Shift

Why in the world can’t everybody recognize that Africa’s in everybody? We all ask why can’t we be sisters and brothers, but first we gotta accept who is our mother, rather embrace her…” -Arrested Development [Africa’s Inside Me]

In the book, The Real Eve: Modern Man’s Journey Out of Africa, scientist Stephen Oppenheimer studied mitochondrial DNA and traced the origins of the human race back to one female in Afrika several million years ago. Today, many can agree that mankind as we now know it originated on the continent of Afrika. Many can also agree that a lot of the gold, diamonds and natural and human resources used to propel the industrial revolution, also came from Afrika.

However, what many don’t seem to agree on is that when the gods first walked the earth, it was done so here, in the cradle of civilization. We don’t seem to agree that the earliest and longest running dynasty on earth also has its origins on the continent of Afrika.

Whether you agree or not with any of these statements, the question still remains, “Why don’t we respect our mother, the continent of Afrika?” A perfect example of this disrespect is how we’ve even taken Egypt out of the continent, calling it the Middle East, when if you look on any map, common sense would tell you different. To make matters even more interesting, according to author Robert Bauval, leading Egyptologist and co-author of Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt, all research points to Egypt’s cultural legacy originating from a Black Sub-Saharan race coming from the Tibesti mountains in northern Chad some 12,500 years ago.

So, if Afrika is our mother, why do we continue to abuse and rape her of her natural resources? And why do her people, the genetic, indigenous cultural bearers of the original program for mankind, live in some of the worst conditions in the world? Why is there is a direct correlation to the more natural resources an Afrikan country has, the more the people suffer from outside influenced (and often instigated) civil unrest, resulting in man made poverty her children must bear?


At this point, some of you may be wondering why am I spelling Africa with a “k” instead of a “c.” In his book, From Plan to Planet Life Studies: The Need for Afrikan Minds and Institutions, poet and writer Haki Madhubuti explains how most vernacular or traditional languages on the continent spell Africa with a “k,” and it wasn’t until Europeans, particularly the Portuguese and British, polluted Afrikan languages by substituting ‘c’ whenever they saw ‘k’ or heard the ‘k’ sound.

However, my main reason for taking poetic license to spell Africa with a “k” is so that it represetns the “k” in mankind, symbolizing where all of mankind as we now know it originated. So in this spelling,  we are all Afrikans or Afri-kin, to be exact.

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” – Winston S. Churchill

I can hear some of you saying, “Why dwell in history and get stuck in story? The past is the past and we have evolved.” However, that is because the damage has already been done, and the lie has already become the truth in the minds of many about Afrika’s his-tory and her greatest contributions. The best answer to this question can be found in the words of the late psychologist, Dr. Amos Wilson in his book, The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness: Eurocentric History, Psychiatry and the Politics of White Supremacy. He used the analogy that if a doctor was about to see a patient and had the wrong client history, then it would make all the difference in the world in how they “treated” their patient. His-story is exactly what we have today in regards to Afrika- the conqueror’s version of historical events.

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.” -Desmond Tutu

I know some of us can’t see past the current day tribalism and mass killings in places like Rwanda and the Congo, and associate the continent of Afrika with pure evil, greed and paganism. But all you have to do is go back further to a time when Afrikan people had the land’s resources and Europeans had their version of the bible. Now Europeans have the land’s resources and Afrikans have their bible and yet and still, no real justice or prosperity for the majority of her people is in view. When you read books like How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney, you begin to see his-story from another perspective, from the unpopular truth of the conquered.

Now let’s be realistic, evil or as I stated earlier, ‘the devil’- thinking there is anything separate from G.O.D., has been around since the beginning and Afrika is no stranger to it. In fact, in my opinion, it was the reason for Afrika’s ultimate downfall, which I’ll discuss more extensively in my forthcoming book, It’s All G.O.Ø.D.: A Conscious Co-Creator’s Guide for Healing the Effects of White Supremacy. However, that is for another day.

What I want to emphasize today is how Afrika is one of the first places that established in their cultural practices and paradigm, a world view or what anthropologist, Dr. Marimba Ani, calls an asili (I will get more into her work in a minute) that promotes the concept that we are not separate from nature or from one another.

By reclaiming my Afrikan mind, it’s my way of not only giving thanks for her contributions to civilization, but to also pay tribute for the natural and human resources that were used to propel the industrial revolution that allows me to enjoy the life I live today. It’s my way of acknowledging that in Afrika, there still exists a powerful system of cultural retentions that can help bring us back to the understanding that we are all one.

When you reclaim your Afrikan mind, you are just affirming the undeniable truth that we all originated from Afrika and these same people of Afrikan origin had a worldview based on a concept of reality very different from the current European-centered world view that has now come to dominate and is at the root of mankind’s choices that are causing Mother Earth to become extinct.


The African world-view, and the world-views of other people who are not of European origin, all appear to have certain themes in common. The universe to which they relate is sacred in origin, is organic, and is a true “cosmos.” -Dr. Marimba Ani

Let’s get back to Dr. Marimba Ani and her classic definitive work, Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior. In her work, she takes the liberty to use the Kiswahili word asili meaning origin, essense or seed as a term to serve as a conceptual tool for defining what we would consider a world view. She explains asili this way:

The idea of a seed, the ubiquitous analogical symbol in African philosophical and cosmological explanations, is ideal for our purposes. The idea is that the asili is like a template that carries within it the pattern or archetypal model for cultural development; we might say that it is the DNA of culture. At the same time it embodies the “logic” of the culture. The logic is an explanation of how it works, as well as, the principle of its development.”

In a 1992 lecture, Cleansing Ourselves of European Concepts, Dr. Ani clearly delineates the difference between an Afrikan-centered and European-centered worldview of which I’ve taken the liberties to paraphrase in the graph below:


*Language as Symbolism

* Nature/Complex

* Facts put in context

* We are part and unison with Nature

* Consensus (If we are a community and one, then we can come to a conclusion that represents who we are as a collective. The decision is not as important as the objective of feeling the oneness of the group)


*Language devoid of Meaning

* Logic/Simple

* Just Facts (devil is in the details)

* We are alienated from Nature

* Majority (Objective is being effective- quick and to the point)

Any civilization that destroys the soil, destroys itself. There is an ancient saying– In this handful of soil, is your future. Take care of it and for thousands of years you will have prosperity and wellbeing. Destroy it and you will go with it.” –Vandana Shiva

Let’s be clear, there is no ‘one way’ of reclaiming an Afrikan mindset and there isn’t any set agenda, aside from saving Mother Earth, or to put it more correctly, to save mankind as we now know it from becoming extinct if or when Mother Earth decides to shake us off like a bad habit.

By reclaiming our Afrikan mind, we are paying tribute to our mother and mentally shifting our consensus reality to an Indigenous cultural asili that promotes oneness with one another and the earth, which is so needed at this time of planetary evolution. As you are probably well aware, this doesn’t happen overnight and I’m not talking about creating a utopia based on how it was in the past. Things can be better or worse, but not the same.

However, it all starts with remembering we are all one Afri-kin family. We are all divine expressions of G.O.D. experiencing Itself through Its Creation. This understanding starts within yourself first, moving from an intellectual to an experiential level. From there, it spreads out to your immediate family and community, and then it goes outward on a national and global scale.


POV Promo (Pt. 6 of 10)- Blook Part 1 of Ch. 2: The Reclaim Game

POV Monday Promo is a ten-part series leading up to the publication of Prayers of a Virgin: 52 Weeks of Poetic Inspiration and Personal Planetary Guidance with the Destiny Cards. POV Monday Promo’s goal is to get the needed feedback and funds to edit, format and publish the printed book through Amazon Pre-Order Sales. The promo will also build a buzz around the book via “blooking” the first 3 Chapters before the e-book launches on  September 26th.

Great News! My book is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon. In Pt. 6 of this series, I’ve posted Part 1 of Ch. 2: The Reclaim Game. Remember, this is the rough draft version, so I  look forward to your feedback! Please post a comment below, on my Who I Communications FB page or contact me directly if you don’t like to leave comments.  Enjoy!

Part 1 of Chapter 2: The Reclaim Game

First rule when dealing with the devil- don’t.” Colonel Madden: [to the rebel leader] From movie, Solo 1996

I have two questions to ask you that I’m almost certain will lead you to ask two questions of your own.

Question #1:

Who or what is the “devil” and how do we all make deals with the devil daily without even knowing it?

The best definition for the devil I’ve ever heard came out of the mouth of Reverend Ike in his famous Gift of Money Seminar.

He states, “The devil is a fallen angel. What does that mean? A thought that has fallen from God…The devil shows us what happens to our thoughts when we let them fall from God. Every thought that we let fall from God becomes a devil and a demon to us.”

So basically, what made the devil or Lucifer “fall” was the thought that there is something, anything, separate from G.O.D.

Question #2:

Who or what is G.O.D. and why have I made the name an acronym?

I know the word God means different things to different people. Some see God as a benevolent and kind Creator, some see God as a cruel and vengeful dictator, some don’t think we should use the word “God” of German/Dutch origin to represent a Higher Power, while others don’t even believe there is a God at all. My use of the term G.O.D. as an acronym relates to this Higher Power as being the Generator, Operator and Destroyer of all that is in existence.

In these three modes, G.O.D starts out as the Generator of life, then the Operator or Organizer/Sustainer of life, and lastly the Destroyer or Transformer of life in order for the new to come out of the old. It’s very simple. In order for a new day to arrive, another must end.

In my e-book, AOOS, I briefly explain how we are all avatars for G.O.D. to experience Itself via Its Creation. In order for this Pure Life Force Energy we call G.O.D. to experience Itself in all aspects of creation, It uses form. It uses US! And sometimes, what came before must be “destroyed” or transformed in some way to make way for a new expression. This aspect of G.O.D. is the one thing that gives that part of us identified with form and being separate from G.O.D. in our perception the most problems in life, just as it did the devil. We resist change and therefore we resist G.O.D.’s natural Generating, Operating and Destroying process. But as you will see, this is also all part of the process as well.

Let me give you an analogy to put things in perspective, because perspective is what we need more than anything. Imagine you’re a newlywed on your honeymoon, enjoying a moonlit night on the balcony of your 5 star villa overlooking the Caribbean sea with your spouse. Then in a instant, you both witness a beautiful falling star in the night sky, making the night even that more special, right? Yes, for you all; however, not for all the beings in that solar system if it happened to have life on it! That night would represent fire and brimstone and an end to life as they knew it! So as you can see from this analogy, everything in life is about perspective.

So here are the two questions I can hear you asking:

Question #1:

Why is it necessary for G.O.D., the Creator of All There Is, to have to experience Itself through It’s creation?

Since my person was created by a Higher Power, I can’t speak for that which created me as to why; however, as a human endowed with the power to co-create life, I would guess it’s similar to why any parent chooses to have children. And not every parent chooses to have children for the same reasons.

Question #2:

Why did the devil or Lucifer (or anyone for that matter) have to fall in the first place?

The more I understand what G.O.D. was up to when creating this simulation game called Life to experience Itself, the more I come to realize that none of this is real. However, it sure does feel real and that’s exactly what we came here to experience.

Just like a video game or a good movie, we desire the experience. The better the movie, the more powerful the villain or the obstacle to overcome. The harder the level of your video game, the sweeter the reward. Tending a garden is a fulfilling thing, yet to nurture and watch a child blossom from an infant into an adult is a challenging, yet even more rewarding, worthwhile experience (at times!).

Looking at things from this perspective, I guess you can say “falling” is part of the game of life and it doesn’t even have to be seen as a bad thing. The sun slowly falls out of the sky each day bringing darkness for a time, but you don’t see anyone crying too hard because they know it will come out tomorrow. However, the moment we forget and believe (I mean truly believe) there is anything separate from G.O.D. in our heart and mind, then we’ve made a deal with “the devil.” Yet, even to think of the devil as separate is a trap. The devil gives us or “tempts” us to make decisions based on what we want from a limited understanding of the evolutionary purpose for life, and G.O.D gives us or “motivates” us to make decisions based on what we need from a more universal understanding. They both give us free will to choose, and they both are necessary-two sides of the same coin called Life.

What the boy in the movie The Matrix tells Neo is true- “none of this is real!” Yet and still, it’s an experience our Higher Self (that part of our being that is connected with G.O.D.’s purpose for our life) chose to have by being incarnated into a body. In the movie The Matrix 2, Neo asks the oracle, “If you already know, how can I make a choice?” She replies, “Because you didn’t come here to make the choice, you’ve already made it. You’re here to try to understand why you made it.”

The Reclaim Game

Every single action you take in your life and every experience you have has meaning and is fulfilling a purpose and it’s the purpose and meaning YOU give it. When we as a collective lost our connection to G.O.D., we also lost the connection and awareness between our higher self and lower self, our conscious mind and our subconscious or super conscious mind. By focusing on understanding what the Creator and our Higher Self were up to before we incarnated here on Earth, we unify this disconnection and thus become enlightened. Enlightened to our whole Self, the unity of our Higher and Lower Self; which, to me, is the true definition of Self-Love. In doing this, you will find that up to that point of enlightenment, there was little of nothing that needed changing-only your perception and perspective about it.

Tony Robbins, world renowned motivational speaker and author of, MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom, mentioned in his book that a few people were actually outraged with the title that suggests that money could be seen as a game. Part of his response is as follows, “…and remember, not all games are frivolous. Games are a reflection of life. Some people sit on the sidelines, and some play to win. How do you play?”

The Reclaim Game measures your skills and ability to stop making daily deals with the devil and to get off that trickster Lucifer’s concept of reality based on separation. In order reclaim your life, aside from having the proper tools, desire and commitment for change, you also have to have the right paradigm. With the right skills, commitment and the right concept of reality, all things are eventually possible. All you have to do is just live your life and love this life knowing it’s all an illusion and a game you chose to play.