The new book has ALMOST arrived!

Greetings Dedicated Poetry Lovers,

As you have read in the title, the second book is almost available for homes across the globe. The Cells of the Tissue That Should Feel will be the second published book of E as Poetlove Water/Etaniel Ben Yehuda/me (scheduled for Fall 2016 release).  I believe this book is the extroverted twin of The Chronicles of Air, Water and the Source.  In the first book, The Chronicles, I encouraged readers through personal experience to seek the answers to life on inside of self.  Although this was not a popular concept in the 1990’s/early 2000’s, I hold steadfast to the idea of inner development for true empowerment.  I can give thousands of testimonies of the effectiveness of knowing self and walking in your divine power!

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Now…that we have connected with self, it’s time to MAKE SOME NOISE! The Cells is not for the faint of heart or soul.  This life on Earth requires great amounts of strength, focus, determination and certainty in purpose.  Stay tuned as I provide teasers as poems over the upcoming weeks, leading to the publishing debut.  As always, I really appreciate the wonderful support that my artistic/soul expressions have garnered.  Fulljoy life!

“Do I Scratch My Head or Walk Away?”

As an artiste and human being, I have always had a strong desire to explore this portion of life on planet Earth (and beyond).  I guess this makes me free-spirited, right?!  Yes, it does and I LOVE IT!

Many of my movements and decisions for life have been questioned by those surrounding me.  These persons assumed that there was no thorough thought put into making certain big decisions.  I am rarely an impulsive person.  Historically, I have been the type to plan and organize, then, make the “grand announcement”.

During some of the exploratory voyages, I decided to study certain religions/schools of thought.  I believe learned and gained a deeper understanding about my life and life in general.  Also, I appreciated the sense and structure of a communal/familial setting. Those aspects were uplifting.  Life is a spectrum of balance. So, there were negative aspects.  The most distressing was insincerity.

It is amazing how the community of persons “love” you when you appear to be a good student or devout.  When you reach the point of awakening and realization that you have outgrown the organization, then you have leadership/members begin to question your sincerity.  Once you officially part ways, there a few, if any, that will contact you out of genuine concern.

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In actuality, we are evolving beings.  No matter where you land in life, you will have to ascend or descend.  Stagnancy is not an option.  The morals of the story are that true living is developing organic, genuine connection with others and life is evolutionary. Let’s move along!!!

The Disregard of the Disregarded

‘E’/I have always been a socially-observant person.  Throughout the years, the observations have caused a myriad of reactions internally.  It ranges from happiness to contemplation to inspiration to perplexity to nausea to thoughts of reversible provisional suicide.  The main audience of my observations are people of the Afrikan Diaspora.  My movements as a so-called Pan Afrikanist would dictate such behaviour.

One of the main behaviours that I have witnessed, indirectly and directly, is the action of disrespect.  It manifests as name calling, lack of extension of certain courtesies, negative body language, unwillingness to share, unwillingness to engage in constructive communication and devaluing members of the group in which one belongs.  Sad, sad, sad! I am always mindful of brevity and conciseness in my writings.  The goal is to hit the points and the supportive readers continue personal enlightenment on subject-matter.

Introspection is mandatory for personal development.  One wrong reaction can cost you your freedom or life.  Introspection and honest analysis ensure an increase in self-worth.  The hurt and pain that many Black people are feeling today manifest as terrible abuses and violence.  Words can be just as, if not more, violent as punching or kicking someone.  Many of us are left with deeper impressions of hurtful words that were spewed.  Usually, the physical strikes heal properly with no sign of existing.  An extreme that has become a phenomenon in the Black community is death at the hands of someone you know.  Heated arguments, impulse, emotional triggers and low self-value have lead to many murders.  Wholly, it becomes a two-sided issue.  The perpetrator has little to no self-value and the victim has little to no self-value.

The onslaught of social media outlets and websites like WorldStarHipHop.com, TMZ, CNN, BET, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram have made it more convenient to observe the self-hatred and gross disrespect of Black people towards one another.  It is called “entertainment” now.  So, it moved from civic responsibility to pure entertainment.  Instead of assisting the person(s) that is being physically struck, it is more fun to film the incident.  In some instances, at least the “cameraman/woman” encourages the person winning the fight to stop or ask if the one losing is okay.  SMH  I am perturbed by the level of ignorance and complete apathy towards human life and wellness.  About a year ago, I made the conscious decision to not view any fight videos where Black people are fighting each other.  Honestly, it is very hurtful to view.  I feel the pain as an observer of persons who haven’t embraced self-love.  I do understand that self-love could be involvement in a fight to protect self or loved one.

The youth of today are bombarded with systemic racism, multitude of destructive propaganda, poor selection of food products/foods, broken homes and lack of sufficient parental/adult guidance.  The most popular way of dealing with the demands of modern life is self-medication.  A big part of youth culture is the consumption of alcohol and synthetic drugs.  The glorification is psychological mediation of justifying the use of harmful substances.  Anyone that knows ‘E’ know I am an advocate of youth development.  In many ways, my empathic nature goes into overdrive.  The pressures are real and overwhelming.  The eyes of the youth’s souls scream “I want discipline!”  But, it is rarely offered out of compassion, genuine concern, civic responsibility and pure love.

We are born with a conscience connected to the soul of man.  It governs what is perceived as “right” and “wrong”.  There is NO immunity for anyone that does not have extensive mental underdevelopment.  This includes the youth.  We are responsible for our actions (unless there is a lack of true cognizance in the given moment).  At a certain point in time, abusing your wonderfully made machine called a ‘human body’ is inexcusable.  Yes, Black people suffer deeply in the United States of America (this nation being the primary focus for this post).  The list of abuses are innumerable.  Yet, our heritage encourages us to call on those who have lived and transitioned from planet Earth.  They are referred to “ancestors” or “angels”.  Regrettably, the severe disconnect from our ancestral and cultural lineages have made this a foreign concept.  Furthermore, our brains must employ unbiased, multifaceted cognitive processing for concise examination of the nuances within the challenges we face.

It is understood that long-term stress and tension cause many undesired results.  It ranges from neurological unease, physical disease, social ineptness, interrupted sleep patterns and many other things.  In order for the “disregarded” group to learn how to regard the others of same said group, you must think before you speak/act.  The cause of blatant disrespectful actions and behaviours is directly linked to compounded stress and tension offered by modern society.  The act of projection is not the best way to deal.  Help can be sought in discussion groups, physical activities (sports), involvement in reflective verbal and situational (hypothetical) exercise, listening to one’s self as you speak and asking how one feels after engagement in communications with you.  Be mindful.  Place yourself in the recipient’s place.  If you have a “ah ha” moment, then great.  Your conscience is still alive and there is hope for personal reform.  If you have a genuine “I don’t care” response internally, then more support is needed.  We should never reach the point where we genuinely don’t care about someone.  I know this is a difficult feat, especially when you live in an urban center like New York City.  I have become jaded a few times in my adult life.  But, I realized that I had to put in the hard work of freeing myself from jadedness.  Now, I have acquired even greater respect for others and Black community at-large.

Drowning in the Sea of Opinions

The media has bombarded us with images of racially-driven crimes and discrimination.  For some reason, people are shocked and appalled that these offenses are happening in USA.  Very quick history lesson…it has happened since the inception of United States of America (as the ’13 Colonies’).  It is the core foundation of the nation.  Its Constitution and all of its ambiguity states that persons of direct African descent are 3/5 of a human.  In essence, it is lawful to mistreat Black/African people in USA.  Surely, this law has played out miserably.  In fact, it has been overplayed in society on all fronts.

A map of the original 13 colonies

A map of the original 13 colonies

Etaniel Ben Yehuda, aka ‘E as Poetlove Water’, who is a poet/writer/artist/human rights activist, asks the readers (and your colleagues, friends, neighbors, co-workers, family, etc.) “Why does ANY offense against Black people in this country surprise you?”  Yes, the heinous acts of injustice and hatred against African descendants are deplorable and sinister.  Naturally, the persons with soft hearts and living souls will feel the pain of the victims.  But, I believe it becomes a theatrical performance when you gasp and emote heavily. That is the CORE of USA…the country was built and establish on blood, sweat and tears of persons of ethnicity.

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Postcard depicting the lynching of Lige Daniels (16-year old boy), Center, Texas, USA, August 3, 1920

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In the early to mid 1900’s, lynching was the premier activity to follow Sunday morning “worship” in Christian churches.

In the advent of social media in 2000’s, the highly-opinionated American had a springboard to divulge every thought and feeling around the cyberglobe.  It seemed revolutionary and progressive.  Then, it became convoluted, annoying and provided the excuse for adults to revel in child-like behaviors (bickering, name-calling, ridiculing people, being clique-ish, etc.).  As we return to 2015, it seems to have gotten worse.  Now, we are in the age of Internet Revolutionaries and Internet Crybabies!

As my writings in the far and recent past have stated, the generations were not listening to the wise Elders. Although their voices were almost muted, the soundwaves still went out in the atmosphere and some of us caught it.  Another unfortunate thing about life in USA is that it is socially constructed on the youth element. That is very dangerous!  The Elders sit with an insight and wisdom that have been earned.  You can’t pay for it.  Much of the general public chose to follow frivolous distractions of celebrities like “who’s dating who?”, “what dress did she wear?” and “he dumped her for another woman”.  The majority of the people don’t even know these people on a remotely personal basis.  Yet, you allow the fantasy of your lives to dictate your reality.  Again, that shows the power of media.

Persons on magazine cover that offers nothing of substance to society.

Persons on magazine cover that offers nothing of substance to society.

Several years ago, progressive thinkers of various circles forewarned the American public of certain events to come.  One warning pertained to the ideal that conservatives were interested in a “race war” with the support of the National Rifle Association (NRA).  During this time, there were campaigns running in predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods to “buy back guns from the streets”.  Some exchanged handguns for a nominal amount of cash.  Covert disenfranchisement is what that operation can be called. The act ensured that a limited amount of Black/Latino men and women would be unable to protect themselves, families and communities.  Now, each day offers a barrage of videos containing graphic images of police brutality.  Do you believe that is happenstance?  Let me answer……NOPE, NOPE and NOPE!  It is clearly by design.  If the “suspect” does not get killed, then ways will be sought to imprison the citizen of USA.  Please check out the chart below.

Incarceration rates, October 2014

According to American Psychological Association (APA), these are the incarceration rates in various nations of the world. The rates are based on figures compiled in October 2014

I urge the blog followers to do ONE thing.  Merge emotions and factual information to become the fuel for ACTION!

For any assistance in finding qualified persons and organizations to create a better world, please contact me at easpoet@gmail.com.  Until then, be courageous and consistent!

Now That You Know

It’s Another Day!

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The mass awakening that has very slowly but surely taken place is great. But, the newbies to a 3rd open eye and Illuminated Crown chakra should learn several things.
– Gravitate towards people/resources that have been actively aware much longer than you.
– The Internet is only a partially credible source of information.
– Learn to humble
– Move and communicate strategically
– Stop putting every emotion that runs through every five minutes on social media
– Support Black business! Money talks extremely loud. Our Beloved Dr. Claud Anderson will assist you through his books and lectures. [Google, YouTube]
– Know your social, legal and economic rights
– Think legacy

Please check out these links

Economist Dr. Claud Anderson, “Black People Have Been Lied to Their Entire Lives”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wY55IXewgosch

S.O.U.L. Foundation Scholarship Fund

http://www.gofundme.com/soul-s-fund

‘100 Black Owned Restaurants and Bars in New York City’

http://www.idontdoclubs.com/2015/05/07/black-owned-restaurants-nyc/

It’s Showtime at ‘Earth’s Playhouse’!!!

Manifestations of developments seem easier to conjure in the mind than to actualize.  Ideas are wonderful toys to employ the brain’s synapses and neurons.  When does the individual decide to share a completed thought with the world?  Is it just enough to produce bright ideas?  In the latest blog post, I invite to take the journey of exploration of popular and current ideas of living and possible ways of ideas manifest.

For attuned beings, the happenings in today’s times is not a shock at all.  The meticulously planned intention for social destruction has been a long time in the making.  Interestingly enough, the forces responsible for our destruction have been giving clues since the early 1900’s through media outlet and social/human services.  Hollywood films drop endless amount of clues.  But the idea is presented as “for entertainment only”.  One great example would be the 1977 Academy Award-winning film, “Network”.  There was monologue after monologue after monologue explaining to current and forthcoming generations about the power of media.  Yet, “it was just a great film!”  I promise you that (majority of) people enjoy being willfully ignorant and hate assuming responsibility.  Albeit, the aforementioned example was based on an evil idea/deed.  But, it drives the point of the latest blog post.  The idea was employed and it materialized.

The idea of sex, sexuality and cultural norms is as old as River Nile.  It is approached with this sense of revolutionary insight on creation.  Sex is sex.  The idea of sex is generally expressed between two consenting adults.  Whatever they do, they do.  It is not the outside world’s business.  A person’s sexual desires, contemplation and/or expressions through behavior is solely owned by that individual.  In modern-day American society, there is a rampant and invasive idea that anyone can ask of another’s sexual activities.  The answer must be given freely and truthfully, especially if you are a person of notoriety/celebrity status.  Who thought of that idea?  Supporting E as Poetlove Water’s or Idris Elba’s creative offerings do not grant permission for all access into our daily lives!  In turn, members of modern society should embrace the idea of respect and decency.  The notion of healthy sexual lives is equated to a liberty in expression to the world-at-large.  I disagree with the “world-at-large”.  For anyone that knows me, descriptive words like ‘free-spirited’, ‘mindful’ and ‘responsible in action’ paint an accurate picture.  So, again, the prevalent idea of sex and sexuality in modern society is based on idea of recklessness, false freedom and lacking accountability.

Sex, in the mind and processes of myself, is an intimate exchange of physical, intellectual and/or spiritual energies from one being to another being.  Conversely, I will only focus on hueman beings.  I have the idea to express my sexuality in a cultural and organic manner.  I have been in love with people that I know and do not know on a personal level.  Usually, it is a trait or gift that they possess that I strongly admire.  It ranges from talent to body parts to way of expressing one’s soul.  Subsequently, the love is expressed in a variety of ways.  In all honesty, I rarely share those thoughts and feelings with the individual.  Nonetheless, the love exists. When I do share, it is in the form of a compliment or recognition.  Various females and males have been the object of my love.  Does this mean that I am also sexually attracted?  Not necessarily.  But, I have a deep running admiration for the countless heavily melanin-expressed persons on planet Earth.  I would love to share intimate space with many.  Yet, there is an uncertainty that I have the time and energy to do so. Sure, I have had sex with a small portion of those beings in my mind.  Then, reality forces me to weigh the pros and cons of pursuing in 3rd dimension sexual expression.  My personal preference would be soulful-spiritual sexual intimacy.  Again, this runs as my idea.

While swimming through the sea of wonderful ideas, my brain takes a pause to observe the outside world. Since the inception of social media via the Internet in the mid-to-late 1990’s, Earth citizens have been afforded opportunities to express ideals around personal preference and sexuality.  It ranges from the discreet and spiritual to the wide open (no pun intended) and too Root chakra-ish (lol).  As the years passed, more and more people were able to express the deepest and most intimate ideas of their respective lives. As PC/laptop cameras and camera phones became popular purchases in early 2000’s and beyond, these persons’ ideas became the plot of homemade videos and picture collections.  Then, the sex tape revolution was in full effect.  From celebrities to our next door neighbors, we got voyeuristic insight to learn about their ideas of sex/sexuality expressed before our eyes.  Such viewing can titillate.  Yet, is it necessary? Have lives been enhanced by viewing the recorded escapades?

The new view on personhood is that nothing should be private.  Does that makes sense?  Another example is listening to Power 105.1 ‘The Breakfast Club’ Morning show on occasion.  It has been stated by an unnamed DJ on that show “people really want to know about you. They feel like they have the right to know all that they want to know about you (the artist/entertainer) because they buy your [uninserted expletive]. The images that dominate social media at selfies of butt shots, crotch shots, cleavage shots and nudity shots.  Could this be a scream for freedom?  Over the last 2500 years or so, most of the world have been under the dictates of religion.  The most dominant were/are:  Judaism (and Zionism, the political /economic extension), Islam and Christianity.  All have imbalanced and unrealistic approaches to sexuality.  Most project a sense of purity, restraint and suppression.  Yet, more and more people are coming out of the “religious and psuedo-spiritual closets” to express their ideas around sex and sexuality.  People seem to want to go to a place in living where freedom to be is number 1 priority.  Whether this is being naked, having consensual relations in hetero/bi/homosexual situations or sharing their mentality towards persons of one’s desire, the societal shift is present.  From this point on, how will I express my ideas around sex, sexuality and cultural norms?  How will you?  It is for me to decide and you to observe.

Messages from the Creative Executive Officer

Below are messages that need to be conveyed to E as Poetlove Water’s faithful supporters and world-at-large.

MESSAGE ONE

Haiku #1 (published on 12/12/14, Facebook: E as Poetlovewater)

Nebula infused
Consumed by the Darkness great
Knowing thy true self

(c) 2014

Haiku #2 (published on 13/12/14, Facebook: E as Poetlovewater)

Black Man is now down
Taking a break to devise
Next, bullet removed

(c) 2014

Haiku #3

Poison full carafe
Deviation’s elixir
Escape to normal

(c) 2014

MESSAGE TWO

I have been working hard over the past couple of weeks to create and finish the second jewelry collection, “Refreshing Earth”. The collection focuses on the power of Earth and colors of blue and green.  It speaks to the need to periodically reset oneself with energies possessed by Earth.  Subsequently, a Reiki application of healing energy is infused into each jewelry creation. Take a look for yourself!  Please visit Etsy.com/shop/MarketofE.

MESSAGE THREE

In between blog posts, you may check out my Facebook statuses at https://www.facebook.com/e.a.poetlovewater.  You can tweet with me at https://twitter.com/MrEPLWater.  Ask questions and provide feedback at me@easpoetlovewater.com.  Don’t forget that The Chronicles of Air, Water and the Source would love share bookshelf space in your home.  Please go to the link for more details… http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000509513/The-Chronicles-of-Air-Water-and-the-Source.aspx. Until then, be great!