SHINTO TIME

Shinto Maiden Marie Kondo She has inspired us with her approach to tidying often transcribed as Decluttering. She states very clearly My method is partly inspired by the Shinto religion. Cleaning and organising things properly can be a spiritual practice in Shintoism, which is concerned with the energy or divine spirit of things kami and … Read more

JOHN COLTRANE MUSIC THE ENIGMA

ASHLEY KAHN* QUOTE Certain aspects of Coltrane’s humble beginnings point to what he would become. Being born in 1926 in small-town North Carolina—specifically Hamlet, and later High Point—helps explain his predilection for the blues. His affinity for a distinct, gospel feel—meditative, prayer-like songs and the preacher-like tone in his saxophone—can be partially credited to being … Read more

IS NAOMI OSAKA’S PROBLEM?

THAT OF A SEXUAL AFFIRMER In my last post I wrote about her Trauma HER TRAUMA When you look back at the US Open ceremony, where she defeated Serena Williams. The way she was addressed when her Haitian roots were not acknowledged by the host, this would have cut very deep for her emotionally. Both … Read more

COMMON SENSE

WHERE HAS IT GONE? Yes these days, there is not much common sense around. Many people are in this boat going nowhere except to the Pusher man.                                                                                                                   In a way Curtis Mayfield hits the nail on the head with his song Pusher man    Except now it is with people suffering from depression, bipolar and the … Read more

DEEPER & DEEPER CONNECTIONS

FEELINGS KIT RITUAL DAYS 20 TO 27 How those days just rolled by taking me deeper and deeper with connections to nature, trees, birds, animals and Ancestors. Took me this long to resurface from where I went. All arising from phenomenal creative insights and messages. Finding words for some of this is still unfolding though … Read more

Rex Lassalle