Words from Akilah

Welcome to the ezine | October 15, 2012


During the winter months this year, I carefully planned my dream garden. In mid-April, I put in my order for some new herbs that I would plant in my front yard. I had chosen the sunniest side of the yard where I knew the herbs would thrive. I reserved the shady half of the front yard for hostas, purple palace and elephant ears. In the back is where I planned to begin my organic vegetable garden. By the time May was here, I had all my tools ready, and my daughter, Accra, was ready to help with the planting. As it turned out, Philly, like most of the United States, was in the middle of a drought.

Despite the shortage of rain, I did find rewards in the garden. The flowers did manage to root,

and I even discovered a rose bush that I spent some time rescuing from weeds. By July, the tarragon, basil and mint we planted in mid-May were ready for marinating salmon and chicken. "Anything is possible"But except for a blueberry and blackberry bush, a small dwarf fig, and a few herbs, nothing else edible could be planted. Maybe next year will be better for those heirloom tomatoes that I could practically already taste on a bed of organic mesclun.

The Ball jars that I intended to fill with stewed peaches, cha cha and blackberry liqueur preserve (a recipe I was going to create) are still in my studio housing their beads. I stacked the seed catalogs along with some of my prized garden books back on the shelf. Maybe the

weather will be more in alignment for that garden next year. Tending and cultivating that garden was going to be one of the highlights of my summer. The other was creating a shift in consciousness ezine. Fortunately, the drought did not prevent me from that.

There are several reasons for this ezine. The first reason is that I want to share information about the miracle that we are experiencing on this planet: the shift in consciousness. To be on this earth at this moment in time, is to be participating in the miracle of global enlightenment. Many say that we are at a choice point. We can either continue down the path that has created the world as we know and live it each and everyday; or, we can embrace our power, having become aware that we are God in physical form, and create a new world.

Anything is possible.

The second reason I created this ezine is to share the

bounty of inspiring people I have had the honor of encountering in recent years.

These people, most of whom you will never have heard of, are participating in this transformation simply by doing their daily thing. Some of them I have never met in person, but our communication has been inspiring and comforting. As they share their stories and their work, I hope that you will also be inspired to express and share the treasure that you offer. So those are my words for October.

This month I would like for you to meet Steve Foran. I met Steve at a three-day Bill Gove Speech Workshop in August of 2010, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I receive Steve's daily gratitudes. Five days a week, he reminds me that there is always, always something to be grateful for.

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