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Monday Morning Goodness

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on June 26, 2017 at 4:30 am

QE Mag Morning Goodness

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Good morning Sweetheart. How do you feel?
I spent the weekend resting. The number of hours were unreal.

I slept 8 hours each night for the last 3 days.
My dreams were intense. My recollection… a haze.

My body, well rested. I promise to goodness I slept plenty.
I haven’t slept this long and carefree strong – since I was in my 20’s.

I’m grateful, kinfolk. I really am. So much so, that I don’t know what to do.
Life was coming at me like a bullet train, I much prefer this pace with you.

Good morning, You. Did you wake up with a smile?
Did you affirm that you’re good? Reinforce the days mile.

You know I did and early. I like to rise before dawn to have my say.
While the world around me is asleep, I’m up to kneel and meditate
shortly after I pray.

Oh yes. I do both, goodness. I pray, and then I meditate.
The prayer is to give thanks, and I meditate to get my mind straight.

I kind of tune everything out and focus on my breath.
I do it for the love of life, I do it to strengthen my health.

I do it to focus my energy and open up the good flow of channels.
I do it because I want to be level headed as I observe and record annals.

Monday Morning Goodness. I’m so glad that you’re here.
I think this day will display many reasons for us to cheer.

I pray that all will go smooth and love will wash over this place.
I’ll start the process by braving my most loving and compassionate face.

Monday Morning Goodness. Let love be what reigns today,
I’m Qui
Excited about WE and the good that could be if we’d Meditate & Pray.
What do you say?

Good morning.

Set it ON FIRE

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement on April 17, 2017 at 6:33 am

matches.pngToday is Monday and you all know how I feel–
I’m always on that relative Griot spill.

Today I’m ON IT! Filled with excite and inspire!
I’ve got pends in the bin and I’m ready to Set it ON FIRE!

I’ve got a THINK TANK to commune with to birth a new script write.
I’ve got a toddler on my hands; he’s 69 – cutting up like he’s 5.

I call him my father, my elder, my birthright sire.
My hands are full with “needy bull” and I’m ready to Set it ON FIRE! šŸ™‚

Hey! Whatever it is that needs productive igniting – resist the feelingĀ to say “screw it.”
Hunker down and get a handle on it from the ground… aka set a RESOLVE match to it.

N. Korea’s been acting up, nuke-testing without clear sense.
And who do we think was scared off by the words of Mike Pence?

I don’t think Kim Jong Un is going to stop missile testing anytime soon.
What now? Is the US going to “go at it alone,” Per the Twitter buffoon?

We had a presidential election last year on who we wanted to head up the country, to hire…
The elected came in as if drunk off Ripple and Gin then took years of (country) progress and Set it ON FIRE!

EPA standards have been rolled back and Planned Parenthood funding is divvied to the states.
We’re back to that B.S. — a woman must have the child, even if she is raped.

Sounds like a lot of future welfare cases are about to be made
In a country that was once held “LAND OF THE BRAVE.”

[Current administration conversation]
Don’t abort that baby, Ms. American lady! Are you serious?
Girth it, birth it, seek assistance and be treated like a refugee from Syria.

Policy delirium.

Oh well, still I rise, with wide open eyes and continue to aspire!
When met with a challenge, I raise my standards and Set it ON FIRE!

This piece is not quite a NEWS PERUSE fuse, though there is much to say on the topic.
We’ve got Steve Stephens out willing & killing; Authorities are out to STOP IT.

Dear citizens in Cleveland, keep your eyes peeled and open
There’s a nut on the street and his gun is smokin.’

Nuts work for free, it seems. I’ve seen no signs saying: NUTS FOR HIRE!
I pray for the force of the law to not only catch, butĀ Set Stevens plans ON FIRE.

Today is a new day, in a new week, totally poised for greatness within,
I’m Qui
Good Morning to thee, when was the last time you meditated or took a knee bend?

SET the current trends ON FIRE … startĀ to PRAY again!

No Week End here

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 19, 2017 at 7:18 am

no-weekend.jpgThere’s No Week End here, by any measure.
To work at being strong is absolutely my pleasure.

The last book that I read was a biography and it was depth-rich and information sweet.
It was on Michelle Obama, her family, her Moma…and it added strength to me.

That was Friday.
I woke up to the read; a high day.

The read set off a chain of reactions and awoke desires of stifled fires that I’d forgotten about.
So for the last 3-days I’ve been on “the creative raise” knocking incompleted work out!

There was so much to do sitting on the back burner.
What I didn’t know I read up on- I’m a real quick learner!

And so the Week has had No End for me and I remain merry.
Amidst the upload of good to my soul we lost Chuck Berry.

But don’t worry, before completing the dash ” – ” he made a fine mark.
He rolled right in and rocked folks in and out of sin, still all who knew him ‘fell for’ his heart.

He obviously lived a tad bit smart. If you question – bless your hiney.
Chuck was born in 1926 and crossed over at age 90.

Eventually the human body gets weak, gravity is a “hold-you-down” kin.
Still I rise like Maya Angelou and the skies; Ā I’ve yielded No Week End.
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Today is a new day and per my usual, I started the day in meditation.
I hope you did what you know to do to keep mental clarity in your relation.

GOT TO —Ā  and as often as possible these days.
Days that I forgo “the meditate” I still kneel to pray.

Pray?
Everyday.

It helps me to feel A-Ok. Never mind prescription anxiety meds,
I’m Qui
Affirming that RULE 1 of No Week End is to always Keep your mind fed!!!

So what was the last book about that you read?

Where is the love

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on December 15, 2016 at 10:53 am

we-are-in-this-togetherThe world is acting like “UNITY is key and we refuse to let it go,”
but collectively we aren’t blasting in-your-face coverage on #Aleppo.

The spot is violently hot and even tho
there’s been a cease fire, it ain’t over — yo.

THE NEWS… I don’t want it no mo’.
They pick and choose what they want to show

Headline RATINGS generating? — I don’t know.
But enough about me – what about #Aleppo?


Oooooo!

Anywho yo – I was up at a leisure hour today
because yesterday started early and I was committed to #Slay.

I did. I worked all day.
So much so, I had not a thing to say
on #HumpDay.

Though when a lone moment caught me, CupCakeChique was on the vent
and expressed to me the concerns of her heart and how her thoughts are spent:

My heart is with Aleppo right now. I was shaken to the core to think
that humanity, love, unity and hatred are lumped up into one septic sink.’

Surely I parapharsed her passionate rage; for it went on and on
That’s when Roberta Flack came to mind and the “WHERE IS THE LOVE” song.

CupCakeChique is new to world events, for she is not even 21.
Her eyes wide and full-teeth smile she thought adulthood would be more fun.

She yearned to learn about lifes mysteries under the ‘grown-folks’ sun.
Instead she’s seeing tyranny and holy respect for “the bully pulpit and theĀ gun.”

THE NEWS — I don’t want none. No satellite news is in my home.
Because I talk to the ones I love – the ‘exact sentiments’Ā make it into my dome.

Good morning sweetheart, I’m home. I’m grounded and vibrating higher.
I don’t accept the lose or yield defeat my choose – I am ordered by a higher sire.

I PRAY.

No — Prayer is not magic, politics, a bill or a law
But it’s what I’ll use to talk to God, to push through the ‘hem and haw.’

You remember Hem and Haw? We talked of them a few days back.
I’m still Sniff and Scurry I move in a hurry – I ain’t studdin’ what you thought I’d lack. šŸ™‚

Good morning dear family it is only 10:30 under the Arizona sun,
I’m Qui
Waking leisurely on this Thursday morning of opportunistic sums.

Mmmm, yum.
But can #Aleppo get some?

XO.

Get to know thyself

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on September 1, 2015 at 11:29 am

PlumQui-2015cropAnd no, I’m not talking about masturbation in particular, but that is a good way to ‘get to know thyself,’ however, I’m talking about getting to know you: physically, emotionally and mentally. You don’t have to be a doctor, you just have to be in touch with yourself. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I am very much in touch with myself. If my right eye flutters 3 times in an hour you best believe I have made a note of it somewhere, either text, iPhone notes, or on my laptop. Text is a good way to document stuff. I preface my Mom as the text recipient and I guarantee you the issue will be thought about, prayed about, Ā documented and never forgotten. My Mom is going to follow up with me more than the doc could ever afford too. It’s a great system I’ve got going – it works. Text your mom today. šŸ˜‰

But what about subtle stuff? I mean, I’m 44, a mom of kids 18 & 24; surely TIMEĀ is looking for an opportunityĀ to lay claim on my youthful parts. I’m fighting. I stay active, IĀ take vitamins, supplements, drink smoothies, do cardio 4-5 times a week all to fight off the onset of Old Man Age. Sometimes he bypasses the obvious ‘middle-age spread’ tactics and attempt to go after your mental or emotional stability. You may find that you’re forgetting things quicker or that you’re sluggish on thought recollection — I recommend GINKO BILOBA before running for the hills or to the doctor crying Dementia. Regardless, you still have to be pretty in-tune and aware of self to be able to pinpoint such subtle changes. You may have to monitor yourself over a period of time to make sure you’re picking up on and tending to the right issue.

I’m a research junkie. If something hurts on my body, I’m researching it. I’m not into psychosomatics, however, I do believe it is real, so I avoid over researching or being led down the “rabbit hole of terminal illnesses.’ It’s futile. I research and look for clues that reasonably fit my symptoms, then I look for a hand and foot REFLEXOLOGY chart to see if I can pinpoint and massage the issue of (internal organ) concern. You do utilizeĀ reflexology, don’t you? You should. All nerves end in your hands and feet. Get in touch with yourself via reflexology. It’s amazing.

When I find that a long day of research and column creating is wreaking havoc in my shoulders, I turn to Christina. Christina is my 23-year old muscular skeletal therapist. She moves mountains from my shoulders via MUSCLE MANIPULATION and threatens them to return. This is my way of counteringĀ Ā physical stresses;Ā I get physical back. I currently see my therapist once a month, (they’ve got me on an auto draft plan). You should try it. You deserve it – well at least your body does.

Don’t struggle with the chattering monkey during the day or during the night. When you find yourself being overwhelmed from day to day with an influx of valid and/or invalid thoughts – stop and do something about it. MEDITATE and/or pray in a quiet space. Ā Put a blanket and a pillow on the floor to slightly elevate your bottom while you sit in a relaxing pose, just focusing on your breath. Think: Inhale. Exhale. Think nothing more. Just breathe. Experience the rise and flatten of your tummy as you breathe. It’s relaxing. After doing this for at least 2-3 minutes, perhaps you may go into a chant, or a prayer. If you’re a praying person, go for prayers of thanksgiving. Try to avoid praying for things and that includes, people, places, material things, Ā jobs, kids, etc. Just breathe and GIVE THANKS. Don’t know what to give thanks for? Try giving thanks for YOUR LIFE. If you nothing else – you’ve still got it.

These things: vitamins, supplements, massages, reflexology and meditation have done me a world of good. The more my body gets back into it’s original alignment (inside and out) I seem to have a more heightened awareness of self. Just last year my doctor feared I’d be a joiningĀ the high blood pressure gang, and we weren’t sure why I was good candidate, other than my genetics, (I’m black). So I started incorporating massage and a consistentĀ vitamin and supplement regimen, I added in exercise and massage and voila! My blood pressure is 118/76, (as of today – which is down from 139/80). 118/76 is an ideal number for my age. I’m doing great. My diet is in transition. I shamelessly still love Cheezits, Chocolate and Dr. Pepper. Lord help me. I’m working on it everyday.

The diet is crucial. 80% of our weight lies not in our exercise regimens but what we are eating. My diet is responsible for my labanza! I know me and I can do better.

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I don’t know too much, but I do know me.
I’m a DNA product from the old family tree.

I know my ancestors had high blood pressure, diabetes, amputations and the likes.
I know that I will eat every fruit and veggie in the garden to not hit that low spike.

I know that my mind is strong but Alzheimer ran up and caught my great Aunt.
My grandmother died in her right mind — we’re looking for no forgetful DNA haunts.

I know that if I eat at Golden Corral, and my stomach hurts that I have food poisoning.
You can’t eat there. The sneeze guard doesn’t care. Your good mind will caution – bells go off noisily.

I know that if I go outside and play in the rain with no shoes or rain coat on
then sneezing and coughing and heaving and hawking may be my consequential jones.

Be aware of what you’re doing, take time to Get to know thyself,
I’m Qui
and Life ain’t much when you’re sick and in a rut – indulge in full body health.

I can feel it. Can you feel it?

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 4, 2011 at 7:57 am

Can you feel it

This morning I awoke rather early [3:15 am/CST] and I could just feel it – SOMETHING GOOD IS IN THE AIR. It’s thick in the universe. Can you feel it? Pipe down the television, the radio, and any other unsubstantial conversation in your head and see if you can tune into and catch ahold of this feeling.

I assure you it’s not just me. I have nothing (personal) to feel pinnacled about on my journeyed path. SOMETHING GOOD IS IN THE AIR. Feel it.

Despite the Pentagon Official whose body was recently found in a land fill;
Despite our loosing Officer Smith at the hands of a homicidal ill will –
I still feel that something good is lurking in the air.
I awoke this morning to sheer happiness in my hair.
I feel as if I could live life today without a care…
It’s as if there’s a “safety net of security” to hold me – somewhere.

I feel not like this is an isolated blessing.
I’m sharing the vibe to relieve you of any unnecessary stressing.
Save the stress for another day.
LOVE yourself, MEDITATE, and PRAY.

Sure there are low points in the world. ‘Tis the world has always known,
I’m Qui
and You really should catch a hold of this good feeling through the words I’ve sown.

Grab ahold of this — and make it your own!

Note to Self: WIN TODAY!!!!