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This Issue: Freedom (of Choice)

The truth is, we explored the topic, “Freedom” in a previous issue.  However my spirit spoke the word, and the writers had the option of choosing their own topic.  Most of them chose Freedom.  I know why; so much has transpired that challenges our sense of freedom.  We…

Truth and Musings by Faeez van Doorsen

Comrades, What matters is holding close the knowledge that hatred only lasts for as long as love will allow. What matters is that there’s a revolution around the bend and if we falter now, we’ll incur regrets that spare no room for solace. What matters is that we…

SAME SCRIPT, DIFFERENT CAST

Over a year now, I believe, when we in the United States began to be pulled into a long, continuous story of outrage – every statement, behavior or past exploit by a certain public figure more distasteful than its precedent. Depending upon one’s level of emotional intelligence, or…

This Issue: Anniversary Reflection!

Happy Anniversary! Reflection is the word, and when I look back upon the 3 years of serving our readers, I am reminded of how our journey began. It started with one word, “diversity.” My spirit called upon me to speak from the voices of every age, color, faith,…

This Issue: Flow!

How do we determine if we are in the flow? Do we ascertain a certain feeling that defines a level of comfort?  You bet we do!  We feel when all things are operating in concert, and we know when we are out of sync.  This issue, we open…

Back in the Flow: Artist Anna Arnold in the Studio

I met the brilliance of  Anna Arnold several years ago, coveting one of her vibrant pieces of work, her Madonna and Child.  Clevelanders have been fortunate enough to be graced by the illumination of her work through city murals, paintings, masks, and the many mediums this artist employs…

This Issue: Journey(s)!

Now, more than ever, we are beckoned to be what we want to see in the world. We summons and reflect upon our journey(s) of the past to realize who we are today and to envision our future.   As usual, the basket we weave is a myriad of…

This Issue: Beginnings!

Happy New Moment! That is all we can count on, moment to moment.  We had a tumultuous ride in 2016 with the Presidential election and so many transitions of celebrities and those we love, but here we are.  We stand, breathing in the moment of a new year,…

This Issue: Process!

  Wishing you Happy Diwali, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Bodhi Day, Id al-Fitr, Yule, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa!  With the exception of  Holiday Fare and loads of gratitude, these wishes are the extent to which Garden Spices addresses the upcoming holidays. However, we extend heartfelt blessings to all who celebrate…

This Issue: Belief

I know it’s a challenge.  With this paradigm shift and everything coming up and out, it’s a challenge to believe we are at the core of ultimate unfolding.  The revolution of young spirits, all hues, faiths, and beliefs are the driving force of this process.  They give us…