The Dark Crystal, Henson’s Crystal Ball into Our Future Now

I was child when the original Dark Crystal (1982) Henson movie showcased in Washington, DC and New York. Yet somehow, it would be some 39 years later that I would not only hear of its uncanny story, but be in awe of this fantasy film’s depiction of the battle over dark and light forces. JimContinue reading “The Dark Crystal, Henson’s Crystal Ball into Our Future Now”

After a full day of Sun ☀️ in Portland & Dr. Alim Bey’s Healing Wings Institute classes

It was beautiful yesterday! After weeks of rain and cloudy weather the sun cleared up the flooded locations where excessive rain caused massive flood warnings — landslides and possible road and real estate damage. Probably the only reason the sun fully shown that day apart from its immense beauty and healing powers. What Nature (God)Continue reading “After a full day of Sun ☀️ in Portland & Dr. Alim Bey’s Healing Wings Institute classes”

Urban Agriculture, Collard Wrap Recipe, and Free Copy of 7day Vegan eBook

Fascinated and Obsessed with Collards Maybe I’m fascinated with Collards! I’ve made collard wraps in Georgia for a Ria Sweetraw Vegan Food Demo at a Farmer’s Market and have been hooked ever since. When I discovered that OSU in partnership with Culinary Breeding Network, showcased a Winter Vegetable Sagra + Variety Showcase featuring a weekContinue reading “Urban Agriculture, Collard Wrap Recipe, and Free Copy of 7day Vegan eBook”

Travel – Smithsonian Gems Exhibit – Ancestor Montage

Ria Sweetraw | NaturalSelfGoddess ™♥ Blog travels to Washington, DC to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Gems exhibit and adds an Ancestor montage.

Forms of Gratitude & Love!

Peace Global Family! Happy August! That Blood Moon ( Full Moon Eclipse) has provided some powerful shifts and I’m so thankful for this growth, wisdom, sight, and the myriad of opportunities! So much has been happening since my last post (so much I don’t post). I am working on creating a blog post schedule to keepContinue reading “Forms of Gratitude & Love!”

Finding Nature! Road Trip Amicalola Falls

In  June, I took an impromptu road trip through the state of Georgia. Unlike Virginia, I knew very little of the back roads, paths, rivers, creeks, state parks and landscapes Georgia has to offer. And i was in “need” of some form of Nature relief so I packed my trunk with what was initially aContinue reading “Finding Nature! Road Trip Amicalola Falls”

Question to Mr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Why Don’t You Know Your REAL History?!!

Question to Mr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “WHY DON’T YOU KNOW YOUR REAL HISTORY!??” (after watching a few episodes of his show, Finding Your Roots, with Bill Hader and Keenen Ivory Wayans, Mr. Gates, You Pissed Me Off!)   Race Rant #1: No black people are not all descendant of slaves Mr. Henry Louis GatesContinue reading “Question to Mr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Why Don’t You Know Your REAL History?!!”

Finding Treasures in Your Local Market

Local Markets are Amazing Finds It’s 3 am and I am sipping on an eclectic array of African seeds I purchased this weekend while searching for a liquor store for my Ancestors.  The later I’m sure sounds anything but normal but as in most African-centered religions or those by way of the Far East offerings of fruit,Continue reading “Finding Treasures in Your Local Market”