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In this video, I discuss some keys and tools for remembering dreams. Oftentimes people will say they don't remember their dreams. And others say they don't dream. Not remembering or saying you don't dream is merely a sign that you don't remember your dreams because everybody dreams, even animals and newborn babies dream.
Hope you are able to use these keys and tools to help you remember your dreams. They are the primary portal to the spiritual realm and are so important for our spiritual development. They help us in so many ways, so let's make that special effort to remember them until it is no longer an effort and we can begin to remember at least one dream every time we sleep.

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I conduct dream workshops at two locations, every 2nd Saturday and the following Sunday of every month in Philadelphia, PA. If you would like to attend but are unable to attend in person, contact me and we will give you the meeting ID info so you can ZOOM in and participate via the Zoom video conferencing platform.
Contact me [email protected] to register in advance.

Peace and Blessings and Pleasant Dreams

This video: https://youtu.be/MwNkrmZXvWE

These and other dreams like these tell us a little about what we are working through, wish to accomplish or may have done in waking life, it all depends on your waking life story and your dream life scenario that is bringing that up for you. Most embarrassing dreams are those that are telling us about a part of ourselves that we need to take a look at and resolve any conflict around. We may not think it's even possible to do certain things that we do in the dream state, but we must remember, in the dream state there are no laws.

Everything and anything is possible there. What we most want to do, is examine the details and work through the issues presented, and ask ourselves, why am I embarrassed about this dream and why would I only keep this dream to myself?

Now, I am not condoning that we should go around telling everyone we know our dreams. Dreams are very, very personal and may reveal some deeper notions about our personality and character than we realize. So telling your dreams to a good friend, confidant or someone you trust, is a good idea. The more we discuss dreams, the more we will dream and the more we will understand what we are dreaming.
To register, contact me @ [email protected]
This Video: https://youtu.be/Osw-W1-S31A

How The Remote Senoi Tribes Use Dreams for Personal Growth
http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/how-remote-senoi-tribes-use-dreams-for-personal-growth.html
To register, contact me @ [email protected]
Web: www.metaphysical-nana.com

All in all, Death in dreams primarily mean transformation. As the Tarot Deck Card "Death" teaches us. It's a transformation, a change from the old to the new, a renewal, a total revamping of the old self to allow for a new self to emerge, and so on. So when we dream of someone's death even our own, let's begin there and examine what part of ourselves is dying. Is it the death of a relationship, a bad habit, a perspective once held dear, an idea that no longer makes sense, a moving from one location to another, a loss of a job, friendship or even capital. All of these losses and many more can be seen by the subconscious as a death or form of death. It may then present it to us in the dream state as death.

Let's Talk About Nightmares & Disturbing Dreams

Why We Remember Nightmares
In my experience, all dreams (and particularly nightmares) come in the service of health and wholeness. This means that no dream, no matter how distressing or menacing, ever came to anyone to say, “Nyah, nyah, you’ve got these problems and you can’t do anything about them!” The very fact that a dream is remembered in the first place means that the dreamer actually has at his or her disposal all the courage, creativity, strength, and wisdom necessary to respond creatively and transformatively to even the worst “problem” that the dream presents. (If the dreamer were not in possession of all the energies required for positive, creative, transformative response, the dream would simply not be remembered.) This is true not only at the level of individual, psychospiritual health and wholeness, but at the level of world society, culture, and collective human struggle as well. Dr. Jeremy Taylor

To register, contact me @ [email protected]
Web: www.metaphysical-nana.com

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Announcing Upcoming "Living Your Dreams" Workshop Sept. 14 & Sept. 15, 2019
There is so much more to cover on this topic, so come on out and bring that recurring dream. Thanks for watching this video and be sure to come out to our
next schedule dream workshops, there will be two.
Sept. 14, 2019
Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods,
310 South 48th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19143
4:30PM to 6:30PM
It is free and open to the public, donations are graciously accepted.
They cover my traveling expenses, etc.
Sept. 15, 2019
Nutrition and Health Center,
5601 N. 10th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19141.
3Pm to 5PM.
$10 in advance and $12 at the door.
I also want to mention that this workshop will have the option of joining us via the Zoom conference platform for those who cannot be physically present at the workshop but would like to attend. Go to this link http://www.zoom.us and download the app to your phone, tablet and/or computer.
The fee for joining us via Zoom is $10 paid in advance. Please send me your contact information so I can give you all the information you need to register for the Zoom conference option.
Contact me at [email protected] and you pay the advance fee of $10. So let me know so I can put your name on the advance list.
Also, I will be offering 2 free 20 minute readings at both locations. The recipients will be chosen by lottery, so that's another reason to come out if you want to get that free reading.
Thanks again for watching this video and hope to see you there!!
Peace & Blessings to you your family and loved ones.

Announcing Sept., 2019, Dream Workshops

Dreams are the primary portal to the Spiritual Realm.
Two upcoming workshops.
Sept. 14, 2019 @Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods, 310 S 48th St., Phila., PA 19143
4:30-6:30pm Free/Donations Accepted

Sept. 15, 2019 @ Nutrition & Heath Center
5601 N. 10th St., Phila., PA 19141
3-5pm $10/Advanced. $12/Door
Refreshments will be served.

Contact via text, 1 770 580 3322
Email [email protected]
Web: www.metaphysical-nana.com
Video Conference Option: http://www.zoom.us

Power Director 17 VS Instagram Rant

this is a complete rant out of exasperation. Having worked long hours to figure out the work around for this madness, it is shown me how these folks, really just want your money and sell you products that don't give you the real bang for your buck. I am outraged!

Announcing Upcoming Dream Workshops, Sept. 14 & 15, 2019

We want to invite you and your family to come out.
We have two more lined up for the month of September.

One will be held on Sept. 14, 2019, at Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods, 310 S. 48th Street, Phila., PA 19143 It starts at 4:30PM and typically ends at 6:30 PM or there abouts. It's free and open to the public, however, we will graciously accept a donation.

On Sept. 15, 2019, the following day, we have another dream workshop that will be hosted at Nutrition and Herb Center, 5601 N. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144 from 3pm to 5PM. Admission in advance is $10 and $12 at the door. Refreshments will be served.
To register for this workshop please contact me by text message at 770-580-3322.
And don't worry, if you cannot be there physically, we are setting it up so that you can join us on via video call and participate that way. If you are interested in being a part of a video connection please contact me, give me your information and I will give you all the info you need to sign up. Nowadays, technology connects us across thousands of miles. If you have a computer, laptop, tablet or cell phone, you to can join us, as well.

The date for the video connect is September 15, 2019 3PM to 5PM EST. So if you are in different time zone be sure to check out what time that would be where you live. To Register for the video connect, send me a text message or email me @ [email protected]. I will give you all the information you need to join us.

The 40th Street Summer Series is a beloved concert and dance series that happens once a month, May through September (though shortened to June-August this year). These events are promoted heavily by University City District and Penn. https://www.universitycity.org/40th-street-summer-series.

"Voices Of Africa" was the headliners of this event in company with Netos de Kansala and Tyehimba/Camara Arts.

This musical selection is two dances performed by Netos de Kansala directed by Anssumane Silla, from Guinea Bissau.
This Video: https://youtu.be/rIIUasTe22o

VOA as an organization , has been around some 25 years. We have traveled the continental expanse of the USA; appeared in Canada, Jamaica, London, Hawaii, and Ghana. VOA started out as a children's ensemble. VOA has now become an "African Cultural Arts Collective" that works with a variety of committed African Cultural Artist from around the Diaspora. Many of these artists are actively involved in the arts through dance, singing or drumming and lend their time to VOA to give it the professionalism, style and power that comes from well seasoned artists in the field. VOA is exploring its expansion and enjoying the new faces; the new energy; the new excitement and has over the past year been demonstrating this to our audiences nationwide. And while we are not primarily an All Women's Ensemble anymore, we are able to gather up enough women to do a presentation when that is requested. VOA shares the power and joy of its music, which spans the African Diaspora, through traditional African and African American songs, message music, gospel, inspirational and healing percussion rhythms.

VOA is available for performances worldwide. Web: www.voicesofafrica.net Email: [email protected]

Photo Credits: Ben Tran Photography

The 40th Street Summer Series is a beloved concert and dance series that happens once a month, May through September (though shortened to June-August this year). These events are promoted heavily by University City District and Penn. https://www.universitycity.org/40th-street-summer-series.

"Voices Of Africa" was the headliners of this event in company with Netos de Kansala and Camara Arts/Tyehimba.

This musical selection is called "Yankadi". It is being performed by Camara Arts/Tyehimba Dancers with accompanied percussionists Anssumane Silla, Jan Jeffries, Nana Baakan, Sulayman Nabilla and Baba Zumbi Soweto.
Yankadi is one of the most popular Sousou social dances, which is performed in nearly every celebration. Dancers use a handkerchief in this partner dance. The lyrics say, "Don't be angry, we will start soon," asking everyone to join in the festivities.
A welcoming song for gathering events.
http://www.mandebala.net/references/yankadi.php.

VOA as an organization , has been around some 25 years. We have traveled the continental expanse of the USA; appeared in Canada, Jamaica, London, Hawaii, and Ghana. VOA started out as a children's ensemble. VOA has now become an "African Cultural Arts Collective" that works with a variety of committed African Cultural Artist from around the Diaspora. Many of these artists are actively involved in the arts through dance, singing or drumming and lend their time to VOA to give it the professionalism, style and power that comes from well seasoned artists in the field. VOA is exploring its expansion and enjoying the new faces; the new energy; the new excitement and has over the past year been demonstrating this to our audiences nationwide. And while we are not primarily an All Women's Ensemble anymore, we are able to gather up enough women to do a presentation when that is requested. VOA shares the power and joy of its music, which spans the African Diaspora, through traditional African and African American songs, message mus..

The 40th Street Summer Series is a beloved concert and dance series that happens once a month, May through September (though shortened to June-August this year). These events are promoted heavily by University City District and Penn. https://www.universitycity.org/40th-street-summer-series.

This musical selection is called, "Jingolo Ba", another favorite brought to us by Babatunde Olatunji from his Album, Drums Of Passion. Baba Olatunji came to the US in the 60's and he taught many the African percussion rhythms and songs and West African traditions from his homeland Nigeria. One of his star pupils was Santana who later recorded "Jingolo Ba" on his album, "Santana" SANTANA - JINGO-LO-BA (1969) LATIN ROCK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACw2RIVZvZw

The 60's and 70's were a poignant time for African Americans, identifying with their African heritage gave them a sense of pride, wearing the African garments was effective in creating a fashion yet political statement. See my video, The Hidden Meanings Of African Clothing. https://youtu.be/cVh_l8PHZHU

VOA as an organization , has been around some 25 years. We have traveled the continental expanse of the USA; appeared in Canada, Jamaica, London, Hawaii, and Ghana. VOA started out as a children's ensemble. VOA has now become an "African Cultural Arts Collective" that works with a variety of committed African Cultural Artist from around the Diaspora. Many of these artists are actively involved in the arts through dance, singing or drumming and lend their time to VOA to give it the professionalism, style and power that comes from well seasoned artists in the field. VOA is exploring its expansion and enjoying the new faces; the new energy; the new excitement and has over the past year been demonstrating this to our audiences nationwide. And while we are not primarily an All Women's Ensemble anymore, we are able to gather up enough women to do a presentation when that is requested. VOA shares the power and joy of i..

The 40th Street Summer Series is a beloved concert and dance series that happens once a month, May through September (though shortened to June-August this year). These events are promoted heavily by University City District and Penn. https://www.universitycity.org/40th-street-summer-series.

"Voices Of Africa" was the headliners of this event in company with Netos de Kansala and Tyehimba/Camara Arts.

This musical selection is called, "Kelo Abowa Ye" a children's play song from Northern Ghana. We sing this song then add the agogog bell and gongongwe (iron musical instruments from West Africa).

VOA as an organization , has been around some 25 years. We have traveled the continental expanse of the USA; appeared in Canada, Jamaica, London, Hawaii, and Ghana. VOA started out as a children's ensemble. VOA has now become an "African Cultural Arts Collective" that works with a variety of committed African Cultural Artist from around the Diaspora. Many of these artists are actively involved in the arts through dance, singing or drumming and lend their time to VOA to give it the professionalism, style and power that comes from well seasoned artists in the field. VOA is exploring its expansion and enjoying the new faces; the new energy; the new excitement and has over the past year been demonstrating this to our audiences nationwide. And while we are not primarily an All Women's Ensemble anymore, we are able to gather up enough women to do a presentation when that is requested. VOA shares the power and joy of its music, which spans the African Diaspora, through traditional African and African American songs, message music, gospel, inspirational and healing percussion rhythms.

VOA is available for performances worldwide. Web: www.voicesofafrica.net Email: [email protected]

DREAMS ARE THE PRIMARY PORTAL TO THE SPIRITUAL PLANE. I ALWAYS SAY IF YOU DO DREAMWORK, IT ENHANCES YOUR SPIRITUALITY, EXPANDS YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS, PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL INTO DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS AND GIVES YOU INSIGHT INTO YOUR EVERY DAY EXPERIENCES. THE ANCIENTS NEVER DISCARDED DREAMS. THEY KNEW THAT THE MESSAGES THAT CAME IN DREAMS COME FROM THE SOUL ESSENCE OF EACH INDIVIDUAL. THEY KNEW THAT SO MANY MYSTERIES COULD BE UNCOVERED, SO MANY QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND SO MANY NUANCES OF WAKING LIFE COULD BE UNDERSTOOD. PEOPLE OFTEN SAY, "LIVE YOUR DREAM" SO THAT IS WHAT WE WILL BE DOING IN THESE WORKSHOPS.
July 20, 2019 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Free & Open to the Public, Donations
Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods, 310 S. 48th Street, Phila., PA 19142

July 21, 2019 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Nutrition & Heb Center, 5601 N. 10th Street, Phila., PA 19141

"Voices Of Africa" is not just entertainment. We are not just folks who dress up in African Garb and play African instruments. We are all educators, and our goal is to teach and inform as well as bring soul stirring rhythms and dances to our performances. Each and every member is in the teaching profession, we are teaching dance, drumming, songs and the historical indicators of the music we present. I prefer to call it Edutainment as I want our audiences to walk away knowing a little more than they knew before.
We also engage our audiences and ask them to participate by dancing along with us. We will even invite you onto our stage so you can be a temporary member of the VOA community.
We enjoy interacting with our audience and you will often hear me say, "African Music is not a spectator sport. So give the drummer some!" We create community when we come to the stage. We invite you to share your energy with us as we share our energy with you.

Location: VernonicaLynne's Annual Birthday Party, Clinton, MD
"Voices Of Africa" available for performances.
Contact: [email protected]
Web: www.voicesofafrica.net

"Voices Of Africa" performing an original composition called "Walking Massai"
We have several original compositions in our repertoire. We have developed these pieces over the years, using the authentic West African Percussive techniques, creating unique sounds and compositions that sound authentic. I always encourage my students to learn the techniques, once you learn them, you can create your own music and sound authentic. All too often people confine themselves to what is played on the continent, particularly West Africa, and they forget that someone created those rhythms that have stood the test of time. And we can do the exact same thing. Indigenous Africans may ask, where does that music come from, and we tell them, from our on creative minds. We take what our teachers gave us, use the techniques and create from there.

Location: VernonicaLynne's Annual Birthday Party, Clinton, MD
"Voices Of Africa" available for performances.
Contact: [email protected]
Web: www.voicesofafrica.net

"Voices Of Africa" presenting the traditional dance, Kou Kou.
KOU-KOU (Dance of Initiation Celebration)
(Sou-Sou & Malinke Peoples, Guinea, West Africa)
Among the Sou-Sou and Malinke peoples of Guinea, West Africa, Harvest time is used to display the youths who have passed their ordeals and rituals to become young adults in the family and community.
Taken away from the village by the Elders and Priest, the young people are taught to be more responsible, in taking care to be more respectful, industrious and in learning manners and social graces.
They return to the village, If, they pass their ordeals and rituals and dance an energetic dance of celebration in honor of passing their Initiation.

Location: VernonicaLynne's Annual Birthday Party, Clinton, MD
"Voices Of Africa" available for performances.
Contact: [email protected]
Web: www.voicesofafrica.net

This is a sort of love song to Africa.
Location: VernonicaLynne's Annual Birthday Party, Clinton, MD
"Voices Of Africa" available for performances.
Contact: [email protected]
Web: www.voicesofafrica.net

"Voices Of Africa" featuring Angela "Sadio" Watson in a musical selection called Lamban, a traditional dance from the Ancient Mali Empire. This graceful dance is a celebration dance often seen at weddings and various celebrations.
Location: VernonicaLynne's Annual Birthday Party, Clinton, MD
"Voices Of Africa" available for performances.
Contact: [email protected]
Web: www.voicesofafrica.net

"Voices Of Africa" performs an original selection called the Market Place, in Clinton, MD at VernonicaLynne's Annual Birthday Party.
In this piece we play the Agogo Bell (double-headed iron bell). The bell acts as the metronome in the music, it keeps the timing and is especially important as a reference for the other musicians. Anyone playing the bell must be an accomplished percussionist, that is keenly aware of the timing and able to maintain it throughout.
The bells can be heard in the hearts of the trees and the soul of the wind. They are beautiful.
It is also important to be conscientious of the tones. Each bell has its own high tone and low tone. When composing our music we listen very carefully to how the "voice" of each bell blends with the other. We focus on high, mid and low tones to create the beautiful melodies you hear in this music.
We are available for performances as well as workshops, we can teach you how to play this music.
Contact me: [email protected]
Web: https://www.voicesofafrica.net

"Voices Of Africa" performs an iconic selection from Babatunde Olatunji's "Drums of Passion", Jin Golo Ba. Santana performed this selection as well. "Voices Of Africa"'s music has been greatly influenced by Olatunji. In this clip, VOA is performing at VeronicaLynne's annual birthday party, June 8, 2019, in Clinton, MD
VOA is available for performances and is willing to travel to your location. Contact: [email protected]
Web: https://www.voicesofafrica.net

"Voices Of Africa" Choral & Percussion Ensemble was invited to celebrate VeronicaLynne's Birthday at her home in Clinton, MD. This is our last selection of the evening. We challenge the folks to "give the drummer, some"!
We are available for performances and will travel to where you are. Contact, [email protected]
Visit our website: https://www.voicesofafrica.net

"Voices Of Africa" performing the last song of their evening performance, Clinton, MD.

Anisa Joseph sings with her classmates 3 uears ago.Her teacher, MS. Walsh worked with her staff to prepare the students to present this rendition if the song to Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts and Female guardians who were present at this Mother's Day Brunch. I only on the rights to the video. I own no rights to the background music, Yotube-Google-ALPHABET so don't give me a hard time. Just young preschoolers loving on they mommas, for crying out loud.

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