Tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb 27th) at 10am PST, myself and Jamie Elizabeth Thompson will being going live on zoom with our 3rd vulnerable conversation in…

Tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb 27th) at 10am PST, myself and Jamie Elizabeth Thompson will being going live on zoom with our 3rd vulnerable conversation in the Six Vulnerable Conversations between 2 Women series.
Our topic this week is “Power, Surrender and Releasing Control”.
In the days of post-feminism, many women are struggle in the belief that in order to be powerful, we need to exert control, force or dominance over those we are in relationship to–especially when it comes to romance and work.
In the workplace and social circles, a strong women is quick to be called a “bitch”, while a strong man with the same qualities might be called a “leader”. As a result, we find that many women are strongly in their “Masculine”, and faced with the ambivalence of wanting to surrender control, yet simultaneously feeling terrified of doing so.
How do we navigate this tight rope of being an empowered woman, while simultaneously embracing our softness and ability to receive?
Join us LIVE tomorrow (Tuesday Feb 27th) at 10am PST on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/757993922
Bring your questions for LIVE Q&A at the end.

I will not die an unlived life

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. ?
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.
– Dawna Markova
As I prepare to depart on Saturday for a 3-month adventure to the Big Island of Hawaii, knowing that I have manifested this divinely planned yet personally unexpected experience into my life, I embrace now more than ever that I am the creator, and the catalyst for my creation is my desire.
I will share more about how I’ve learned to manifest a reality and relationships in alignment with my deepest dreams, desires and gifts.
But for now, I prepare for what will surely be an experience that will alter the course of my life in ways I cannot imagine, excited that I get to bring my work and clients with me, because that is the life I have designed for myself.
Until next time, may you live as though it were on divine purpose. Grateful for the journey, excited for its unfoldment. See you on the Big I. ??✨

This is just one of many, happening everyday, away from the beam light of the social media

It’s like most of us don’t know what happened in Obalende yesterday. This is just one of many, happening everyday, away from the beam light of the social media, in dark alleys and corners, abandoned buildings and warehouses, at work places during very late hours, in off-campus lodges in the universities, etc.
I read with nostalgia the story of the secondary school boy, trying to rape a fellow school girl coming back from school, in BROAD DAYLIGHT; attacking her with scissors, tearing her skirts, throwing her to the ground, pulling her hair, with his trousers already unhooked and unzipped, and trying to penetrate the helpless girl from behind, and getting assistance from fellow depraved boys; who hold the girl to the ground and fight to part her legs as she fights back like a lioness.
And what is worse? Some depraved street urchins were capturing the whole drama with their phones, laughing and clapping, in a wild frenzy, clearly being entertained. They felt no moral urgency to intervene. Passers by were keen to mind their business. School boys were having a field day in broad day light, under the approval and protection of street urchins.
The boldness of these boys, doing this in broad day light, in public clearly comes from several others they’ve done in private places and gotten away with.
This story is all over the social media. I’ve been reading all the posts, comments, and comments inside comments since last night with unbelievable amazement.
Good news is that some concerned Nigerians are on top of the matter presently. The police has been involved, more girls from same school have come out to make useful statements, and one of the boys has already been identified and taken into custody. I hope he will be taught the lesson of his life, to serve as a deterrent to other street urchins.
We’re in serious trouble; all of us.
As you already know, many homes today are dysfunctional. Fathers and mothers bring children into the world and then abdicate responsibility. They show no motivation to culture character into children. They don’t really care that much; so boys and girls are left to pick up attitudes from the street.
This is why we must do something, and quickly too. If you’re reading this, with a sense of responsibility, please pick two schools around you and get actively involved in secondary school mentorship programme with your spare time; especially the public schools. Become a school visitor. Get your friends involved. Share the schools in your area amongst yourselves, and take over the area. This way, you’ll soon influence the street. Partner with the vision of people already into this business. Help to influence their character and change their dimension.
We will do this because the present set of boys and girls (especially the boys) in our public secondary schools, in my observation, have shown that they have nothing in their brains, except betting for football games, dressing impressively like gangsters, joining fraternities, luring their unsuspecting friends to where they’ll be gang-raped as an initiation into their fraternities, etc. Do they even have textbooks, not to talk of sitting down and reading them.
And yes, the girls too. Some of them, as innocent as they look, do hideous things behind closed doors. It is that serious.
I went to a public secondary school too, but things were a bit different then than now. We applied ourselves in the different school clubs: The debating clubs, JETS (Science) club, Press club, Cultural club, French club, etc. We went for competitions; and progressed from state to regional, and to federal levels. We inclined ourselves positively. Today, things are changing so fast.
If these present crop of secondary school boys are the people going to take over the future of this country, then there’s no future at all for this country. They’re all sick in their heads and need very urgent spiritual and psychosocial attention. If by any chance at all you come across one or two on the social media, just notice from what they post online that their lives are so empty.
We have to save this upcoming generation from descending into a cesspool. We have to decide today what tommorow will look like.
Good morning.

Profoundly honored to be included in this moving Art Practical article by Irina Contreras about Pacific Standard Time and REDCAT – Roy and Edna…

Profoundly honored to be included in this moving Art Practical article by Irina Contreras about Pacific Standard Time and REDCAT – Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater’s PST: LA/LA performance festival in connection to what is happening at a local, national, and global scale. Featuring artists Aisec Domingo Lunez, Rafa Esparza, Sebastian Hernandez, Artemisa Marie Dolores Clark and myself! Irina focuses on some of the festival’s moments that invoked recline or respite. From the article:
(Cesia Domínguez) López presented a scene that was at once an altar and a performance in which she lay adorned in gold paint and surrounded by plants. Over the course of four hours, she shifted locations four times in an effort to slow time. López’s performance was spent connecting and building intentionality with the endangered native plants she was surrounded with. The process, while insular, was made public. Edgar Fabián Frías also employed a purposeful non-action during their piece at Cuerpos Unidos, in which they refused to allow themselves to seek any rational or logical meaning. In examining the participation of several of the performers from PST: LA/LA, I look to work that shares an interest in the physicality of the pause, recline, or moment of respite. These moments across the performances, although quite varied, provided information about how contemporary Latinx artists are considering and acting alongside the current political moment.

Just uploaded a special short preview of Cuerpos Unidos before I post the rest of the full length videos next week! This event was a part of the…

Just uploaded a special short preview of Cuerpos Unidos before I post the rest of the full length videos next week! This event was a part of the Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA, organized by REDCAT – Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater and in collaboration with VincentPrice ArtMuseum. Featuring artists Edgar Fabián Frías Irina Contreras Cindy Vallejo Aisec Domingo Lunez Freddy Villalobos and Estephania Gonzalez

The second of two anniversaries

The second of two anniversaries…it was 5 years ago that I survived being hit by a car on my bike, thanks to Carole Ann and Kaucyila. The Missus is in the shop today, or else I’d be riding her; these images from the first year anniversary with Billita (Bill) will suffice.
To life, love, and the divine power of healing! ✊?

So now it appears that the GOP has decided that shitting on high school kids is a bright idea

So now it appears that the GOP has decided that shitting on high school kids is a bright idea. So, let’s start counting the ways:
1. Double down on old, white and racist.
2. Cede any sort of moral or principled stand on anything.
3. Shit on the next generation of voters.
4. Profit???
Their only endgame can be ending voting, period. There’s no other way they stay viable as a party.

When you’re chasing after your dreams sometimes you, feel like what you want is running faster than you

When you’re chasing after your dreams sometimes you
feel like what you want is running faster than you. ?

So you work harder and harder on a daily
basis hoping to have a breakthrough. ?

For over 5 Years I worked everyday to accomplish the life I’m
living now and failed in business after business trying to make
money online with little to no luck because of this one thing…

I lacked PATIENCE. ⌛️

Dreaming of the dream made me so impatient that I pushed the dream further and further away from me on a daily basis ???

Now, after YEARS of failing and frustration I’ve learned to fall in love with the process of achieving the dream and now it’s more fun to GROW then it is to “Get there” and that’s the magic. ?

You have to fall so in LOVE with the process of who you’re becoming along your journey that you don’t even care when you accomplish the “End Goal” because you enjoy the process of growing so much that the end goal is like a pat on the back.

Learning to master patience and the law of detachment is difficult but if you’re willing to let go then your dreams will start to RUN after you quicker than you can say “RANK UP NOW.” ?

#RUNLIFE
#SOULTRAVELERS

People give to local organizations like their church, their school, or a hospital because they can see the tangible impact of their donation

People give to local organizations like their church, their school, or a hospital because they can see the tangible impact of their donation. Epic Foundation makes it possible for donors to see the same impact for dozens of outstanding social organizations around the world. How do we do it? I explained to Bloomberg Radio this week.