[-0-] CELEBRATING BLAK HISTORY MONTH

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised this article may contain images and references to the deceased. 

#2 July 2011

Freda Glynn

Freda Glynn spent her early childhood in and around Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. She was one of forty children to be evacuated from Alice Springs during World War Two following Japanese advances into the Pacific, particularly the bombing of Darwin and Katharine. With her mother and sister, she travelled via Melbourne to a Church Missionary Society evacuee camp in the Blue Mountains. 

In 1980, with John Macumba and Philip Batty, Freda Glynn co-founded the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association Group of Companies (CAAMA). CAAMA incorporates Imparja, the first Aboriginal commercial television station, which commenced broadcasting in 1988 in Alice Springs and was chaired by Glynn for a time. Imparja was responsible for broadcasting Urrpeye, an Aboriginal current affairs program. Freda Glynn also established the first licensed Aboriginal radio station, Radio 8KIN FM, broadcasting in regional languages. 

In 2002, she played Grandma Nina in the short film Shit Skin, a drama about a young man who takes his grandmother back to the place of her childhood so that she can reconnect with her surviving family. In May 2002, Glynn received the Award for Contribution to Indigenous Media at the Third Tudawali Indigenous Film and Video Awards held at the Sydney Opera House.

Would you like to read more about this Great Moment in Blakistory …
· http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/cal/glynn.html
· http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/mediarpt/stories/s898147.htm
· http://homepage.mac.com/will_owen/iblog/C570458628/E20060217214941/index.html
Source: Sam Cook

July [-0-] CELEBRATING BLAK HISTORY MONTH

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised this article may contain images and references to the deceased.

#1 July 2011

Australian Aborigines Progressive Association

The Australian Aborigines Progressive Association (AAPA) – Originally formed in 1924 by Fred Maynard, a prolific member of the Australian Chapter of the Colored Progressive Association (1903-08). The AAPA was launched in April 1925 with a conference at St David’s Hall in Surry Hills NSW. It operated out of Addison’s Hall at 460 Crown Street, Surry Hills.

The AAPA held four major landmark conferences, amongst the many other undertakings Their activities culminated in a petition addressed to Jack Lang, the Premier of New South Wales, in May 1927, which called for the restitution of Aboriginal land. Their members had also written an appeal to King George V, which contested the power of the Aborigines Protection Board to withdraw Aboriginal control of reserves on the grounds that they had been granted by Queen Victoria.

The association grew to have eleven branches throughout New South Wales and over 500 active members. However the broad reach and vocal approach of the organisation alerted the Aborigines Protection Board to the threat that it posed. They set about a campaign to discredit the leaders of the association, attacking the credibility of Fred Maynard through a series of public statements. The association was also subject to frequent police harassment. Due to this harassment, by the end of 1927, the AAPA had been dissolved.

Today, the Australian Aborigines Progressive Association is recognised as the first United politically organised Aboriginal activist group in Australia.

Would you like to read more about this Great Moment in Blakistory …
· http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/australian_aborigines_progressive_association
· asset0.aiatsis.gov.au:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?&pid=18787

My poetry n lyrics, feedback n sharing welcome

My poems 

All My poems 

Prayer From Me An Australian Aborigine….

Goodmornin World and those of us on the other side,
What another beautiful day,
The earth, the water and the sky,
as it was in the beginning of time.
The children of ancestors, 
so strong and wise, 
we still learning bout peaces prize,
Please keep us from pain and resentment, 
Our children smiling
And our old people contented
We pray to be grateful
And give thanks for life

By Kaiyu Bayles

You go! 

Yes u got pain sista girl
Loosin your mama ain’t easy
Split up from your grandma well that’s real hard too!
What happens when your not safe changes everything about you
Sayin goodbye to old friends and babies too
But plenty of people before you made it through

Your allowed to cry, it’s been tough
On your own u need more than luck
Take that pain sis its yours,and love it
Yeas you could have been this and that
But you can’t take that back
Look after yourself – relax

No fears with the tears
Let them flow
Choking n smoking
Feeling yourself grow
It’s ok Sis – let it go

Look back on pain and happiness
Live in the moment
Create that bliss
And remember without the blues
 you wouldn’t be you

By Kaiyu Bayles

WHY CANT I JUST B ME 

Why cant I just be Kaiyu
Why cant I just be me
All this stress n responsibility
I just wanna be free

Yaraka, Mara, Jyda, Kia, Binowee
They all me
Alison, Laina N Dee
Let me Be, You go, Be free

Granny here now, I’m feelin sad
Don’t know what’s goin on. N feelin bad
Everythings goin to be all right
Just one more night

By Kaiyu Bayles

Take A Moment

To think about the clothes you’re in
Are You Comfortable
To think about that house you call home
Is it really a Castle?
To think about the family you’re in
How happy is everyone and why?

Take a moment
Before you leave today
Think
What makes you happy?
And what does not
Because change
Starts with you…so
Take a moment

Greet the day
Just as our ancestors did
Speak words of kindness
To ourselves too
Heal your pain
Let yourself free
Eat the foods of the earth
Swim in her oceans and lakes
Say I love you at least once a day

Take a moment
Remember we are all great
Free yourself from the chains
How can you be?
If you’re not happy
Go back to being that free spirited child
We all deserve to be free
We can and will make it right… Just
Take moment

Love the skin your in
Discover your true talents
Practice Gratitude and fewer attitudes
Love Peace More and Hate War Less
Still having trouble? Well that’s cool too
When you c that child smiling
That’s what it’s all about
Yes there’s negativity all around
But change is a coming
But first we all have to

Take a moment
Own our pain, heal it
Breath, Lets not exist but live life
Hold on to your loved ones
Lead the way for all
Let love and positivity rule
Not politicians, jobs and school
Let’s recreate true happiness
For one and all
Take a moment
.. ..
More answers lay deep in our beautiful lands
Turn to our brothers and sisters who carry the true way forward
Harmony, balance and respect for great and small
Since the beginning
This can be ours now
Handed down through you and me

Take a moment
We will move forward soon
We have to dig deeper in time
Make those ancient laws yours and mine
Teach them to our children, communities and countries
Are we heading for destruction as 1 people?
Have the answers for a real proper society been left in time?

Take a moment
For the future of all
Maintain principals that stand tall

Take this moment right now

By Kaiyu Bayles

Reverse It

Reverse It… please,

wearing rags, clothes I mean,

happiness hardly seen,

Loosing sight of whats right, learnin nothing in schools,

Talking English, Living in houses and Jails, no good rules

Money supposed to be important, people always fight

Na Not me, I’m Indigenous to Thee

We belong to beauty possessed by you and me, but now we all crying

All together was Mother Earths creations, laying, walking and flying,

Words of wisdom, love in everyone, peace always a given

Free we was, off our home we were driven

I can feel the pain and the sorrow,

What will come tomorrow?

Whiteman, yellow man, black man need to make a stand….

Make their ways count, discover the lors we have for this land

Save us all….  No more Jails, Housing estates, highways, murders and rapes

No more Red tape…..  Reverse it Please!

We might all be free, not just the old aborigine

Kaiyu Moura

Let’s Indigenize it all ay?

My poems Freedom

Eyes open mind shut
Gonna start the day? Nuh
Mumma’s gone, granny two,
N the population, we 2.2
No more boomerang no more spear
We reachen for the powder, yarndi, n beer
The chains remain, see the pain
Hear the silence, no rain?
Pain and suffering day after day
Old n young searchin for a new way
Gotta organise, stick together and stay strong
No more these fullas, doin us all wrong
We know what ought to be done
Let’s lead the way and on the way we goinn have some 

Freedom was taken but we can get it back
Love that skin your in, the family your in we not slack
Freedom – we got the red yellow and black
Live life to the fullest, with the finest, never crack
Freedom- 4 one an alll – back on track
Good times and good friends
Together we can be, we gots to be
Like the wind, birds, ocean and sea
FREE

Indiginise your mind, hear the music
Free your body, move your feet
Dance with mother natures mystic beat
Speack your tongue,
live with love!
Listen to the echoes of the past
We gotta get freedom fast
Cancer, tumurs and heart disease
Animals disappearing and cutting our trees
Time to change the fight, no more struggle
Ask them fullas do the right
Not just by us, by their ole fullas,
They must!

Disabled by physicals, racism, hate or greed
Freedom’s what we all need

Empowered by the idea of freedom in every way for all – achieved through the concepts of indigenization.  Hit a nerve?  Let’s brainstorm
 
By Kaiyu Bayles

My poems Wheres the tribe?

Where is my people? Where is my tribe?
My bodies giving in, tell me their alive.
How many are crying? Tired of trying?
Forgotten people, forgotten time? Not in my mind.

Where is my people? Where is my tribe?
I got to get there, drive, swim or fly.
Ther’ll be no more ear ache, from no-good words
And no eating this food, feeling worse afterwards.

Where is my people? Where is my tribe?
Got you in my heart and freedom’s in our path.
Connecting back up with one another
The animals, our ways and the land, our mother.

Here is my people. Here is my tribe.
Human being roaming free, the ole spirit inside of me.
Ready? Our season is near. Just like our wildflower
With the might and strength of our creator,
We shall bloom a new era.
Breathe…Be at Ease…Believe…

By Kaiyu Bayles

My lyrics, i need a bit of help with getting the message out.

Deep B.L.A.C.K Songlist

Is It Always Going To Feel This Way?

Chorus: 
We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!

This our Island home
Free n easy we roam.
Disrupted 100,000 years of peace
For convicts and their police.
You’ve no jurisdiction,
With a history like science fiction.
Cause we have listened, we have learned, 
We have laughed, cried and yearned…
So this Westminster system with no jurisdiction
Is about to be overturned.

Confusioned, disillusion,  
where’s the rebelution?
Keep a check on how we feel,
Are we all keeping real?
Keep checkin our relation
Cause from nation to nation
We are all racin to nowhere land and
We need to understand…

Because, it’s not meant to be like this
Bein helpless
Not meant to feel like this
Clenchin our fists. 
Kneeling and praying each day,
Is it always going to feel this way?

(Language)

GOORI’S!!!!!!!!!!
Rise up, Rise up, Rise up.
Sovereign people still today
For a new day, for our old ways.
Time to thrive,  we have survived.
Even modern day genocide.
Colonisation, segregation, assimilation and  now reconciliation…
Got all our ears achin!
So let’s go walkabout n coorooboree now..
Dreamin’s alla time – anytime, 

Chorus: 
We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to  ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!

We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!

 It’s not meant to be like this
Lacking a mothers kiss
Not meant to feel like this
Lil joyfulness
If we kneel n pray, for it to go away
 Is it always goin to feel this way?

This land where you stand needs man to understand
This is sacred land,
Everywhere you walk, sit or stand,
Our people been there.
Home 2 da rainbow serpent and red sand
Law, histories, song and dance.
It’s coming back from the surface
To put an end to this circus.
We know a better way
From living in a better day.
Now Sssshhh, while we watch our children play.
There ain’t no mystery
We governed, we tilled and documented history.
In 2011 you can’t get away with Invasion
Put an end to this illegal occupation, of a nation, 
Stop rations, listen,  be patient.
Kicking off the heads of our next generation,
Now still victims of corporate rascists.
We the key ingredient!
All this talk, anybody meanin it?
Experience and understanding is seldom 
Yet knowledge plus consequences, equals, wisdom.
Don’t it?

Not meant to be like this,
Life is politics
Not meant to feel like this
Bunch of lunatics at it,
If we try a different way
Is it always goin to feel this way?

(Language)

Chorus: 
We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!

No, No, No,
It’s not to be this way
Our spirit still strong today
It’s not meant to feel this way
Sing, dance, shout now n play
The ole way back for a new day.

Together: Dedicated to our great, great, great, great, greats,
we shall b free In our home country.
To all our childrens, childrens, childrens, children,
Keep on smiling and thrivin on your Aboriginal Island.

Chorus: 
We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to  ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!
(language) 

We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to  ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!

The Block Rocks

Holden Street’s where my family began,
Nan hiding under the bed 
From the devil man.
Mum fought her way through,
No one had it easy I knew.
Cards was the go, though
But no takin things slow. though
The Railway view, The Clifton, The Empress.
Koori’s here dress to impress.
We got style,
Leave Paris in Denial.
And our love is strong
Kisses and cuddles are long.
Don’t mess around 
Or the block will come down
Around
You!

(Language)

Chorus:
The Block rox!
We been here too long,
We too strong!
Your plans are no good 
Wantin the block to look good.
No rain’s goin to come,
Once development’s began.

The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
Mix it up, fix it up,
Don’t mess it up!

From Newcastle, Mooli, n Cowra
To Walgett, Moori n Cumra!
We’ll be gatherin till eternity
And now it’s up to you and me!
To give the men a hand
Help with em a plan
Culture centre & Sports centre, we a solid community.
Let’s get  it together true Redfern unity
All the block babies, warriors, soldiers,
Everyone knows now cause we told em.
Hold up ya hands if ya care!
N Scream I’m there
(I’m there)
I Care
(I care)
If that qualified as a petition
The world would listen.

Since the beginning of their visiting
We been holdin em out – resisting.
Pamulway, Tedbury,
They showed the way!
Uncle Doug, Uncle Ken n Uncle Max,
They knew not to be too relaxed.
Like the Redfern All Blacks
Keep the ball in motion,
Just like a rolling ocean.
Truth is always the potion,
Let’s move this notion.

The Block Rox!

(language)

Chorus:
We been here too long,
We too strong!
Your plans are no good 
Wantin the block to look good.
No rain’s goin to come,
Once development’s began.
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
Mix it up, fix it up,
Please don’t mess it up!

Forget the Harbour Bridge, Centre Point, The Rocks,
Bondi & Darling Harbour  – the Block Rox!
What a sad day
That one in Botany Bay.
So called brutes and Terranulias.
You fulla’s shamed your king and yourselves,
Changing paradise into a colony.
Forgetting along the way, humanities.
But now we strong and each one of us is free.
Hardened by misery.
Cause today the top dogs 
Still bring in the top rocks.
But No matter what 
The Block will always Rock!
Yes its the black heart,
Redfern was the very start,
Of many things, great.
A late congrats to all who’d congregate,
for our communities, our race.
FACTSIA, Activists, 
With all the mad tactics
Medical centre and childcare.
Still on the Block we always share.
For the work you do, 
We all thank you
Uncle Shane, Aunty Ali n all the mob that rallies 
Together for Redfern, it’s your turn 
to sing:

The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!

Chorus: 
We been here too long,
We too strong!
Your plans are no good 
Wantin the block to look good.
No rain’s goin to come,
Once development’s began.

The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
Mix it up, fix it up,
Please don’t mess it up!

To the whole Redfern family,
U a big part of me.
Specially those we’ve lost.
And we’ll never loose the block!
No sellin off
To no yupee lot
I oppose any notion 
That goes against the grain of the people n the emotion.
I hope this message travels across the land,
All hear it, Koori woman and man.
The blocks still under threat,
They tryin to knock it down n attack it with bricks and cement.
Is any body available – (to comment?)
Whose liable,
When the grandchildren come to gather
And there’s not even a shadow.
To remind them of the times,
All the years, all the people gone by?
All the years Redfern shines,
Always so fresh in my heart and mind.
I’m one to put a stop to, well start…
We can’t be sold out by no retard.
No disrespect.
No harm meant.
Be accountable,
Don’t let it fall!
I can’t it’s where I learnt to crawl!
N people there changed my nappy…
The block is where we’re all happy!

Cause 

The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!

(language)

Chorus: 
We been here too long,
We too strong!
Your plans are no good 
Wantin the block to look good.
No rain’s goin to come,
Once development’s began.
Mix it up, fix it up,
Please don’t mess it up!
You only got one shot.

The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!
The Block Rox!

Breathe

Chorus: 
Sometimes
When I rise up
Open my eyes up 
Wanna scream 
Wanna scram
Get the hell out here
But all is as it’s meant to be
Release, release, Oh release.
All is as it’s meant to be.

Language (fast dance beat)

Cause they don’t know how they feel,
Let’s keep these dictators reel.
We been driven from our lands.
Are we controlled by the man?
All is as it’s meant to be.  They say.
And we can’t fix a world that’s not broken 
But so many words go unspoken.
So man’s direction has to be criticised
For disillusioned plans to civilise.
We the most documented race,
But nobody really knows,
Even though on 
All of our faces it shows.  

Chorus: 
Sometimes
When I rise up
Open my eyes up 
Wanna scream 
Wanna scram
Get the hell out here
But all is as it’s meant to be
Release, release, Oh release.
All is as it’s meant to be.

But people care, there to lend a helping hand.
Is it enough though?
Life is tough you know?
Open your eyes; wanna scream?
Everything is as it’s meant to be.
Everything’s just as it’s meant to be?
Would I change a thing?
This damn democracy is crazy!
No, don’t, stop that, you can’t,
Even babies aren’t free.
These puppeteers of false mastery
Better off stickin to customary law…real mastery.

Kaiyu: Gotta look after number one?
How do you tell that to a mum?
All those who’ve had enough, open your heart
Where do they start?
Hear their screams,( is ok?)
What bout they dreams
Can we walk away because we feel this way…?
When lil help never went astray.

People care and someone’s always there.
The greatest of us, grew up tough,
Overcoming feelings of giving up.
So don’t scream, just breathe.
In n Out    In n Out  (background fast beat – In out, In out at same time).

C’mon people share and care to understand, first…
Kaiyu: Breath in and out.

Sometimes
When I rise up
Open my eyes up 
Wanna scream 
Wanna scram
Get the hell out here
But all is as it’s meant to be
Release, release, Oh release.
All is as it’s meant to be.

Patty: Does the world get colder as we get older?
Can’t get sick, need an ear or a shoulder?
The unity is missin
From our communities.
To raise our children proper,
Let’s set up camp wherever.

People do care – there to lend a hand
Listen carefully – to the land
Open our eyes – we all got to realise…
People care – even wen the problem ain’t theirs.
Sing and dance now.

Close your eyes.
Close your mind.
Because everything, 
everything is as it’s meant to be.

Together, lets send love to all suffering and for freedom,
For the war torn and oppressed,
The hungry n homeless.

Together: Do we care? Care to really understand,
How we really feel?
How we really live?
Might make us wanna scream, but…
Take it slowly and… breathe.
Care to share n be there,
For the ones you love,
Before we give up.
Dare to dream,
Quieten our minds and breathe.

And join together,
One mob forever.
Bring our best selves
Aim for the top shelves.
And start to care
Or it could be the end of man, damn.
In the meantime, just breathe….

In n out (In out, In out).
In n out (In out, In out).

Language (fast dance beat)

Chorus:
Sometimes
When I rise up
Open my eyes up 
Wanna scream 
Wanna scram
Get the hell out here
But all is as it’s meant to be

Sometimes
When I rise up
Open my eyes up 
Wanna scream 
Wanna scram
Get the hell out here
But all is as it’s meant to be

Sometimes
When I rise up
Open my eyes up 
Wanna scream 
Wanna scram
Get the hell out here
But all is as it’s meant to be
Release, release, Oh release me.
All is as it’s meant to be.
Just Breathe In N Out 
(Breath in out, in out).

  
 
Sunshine In A Concrete Haze

Lil Kaiyu down Waterloo,
Down the PCYC you can find me, 
The factory, Laundromat,
The fern or market.
Not quiet what life was meant to be,
Shops n a lane – not reel free.
We were happy
Eatin fruit from a tree,
Drinkin water from a whole in the conrete.
Little women,
Meetin up – goin swimmen, 
Down the PA,
Go home n u have to stay.
No idea what was round the corner,
Sis, wished I could’ev warned ya.
Cuase it felt too good
In our lil neighbourhood
Across from the Rabbits
N all the bad habbits
So much goin down in our home town 
We were too busy bein little clowns

Chorus:
You see we love Redfern n Waterloo too!
Even far away it’s still in you.
But take us home 
Where our spirits roam.
Our ole ways 
Like cleaning rays
Too much sorry time
In all our lives…
Brothers n sisters we free – You n Me!

Cause we the deadliest,
The strugglers!
They goin bleed us,
We goin Lead us!

Your bodies tired and mind’s even worse,
You’ve seen it all 
N aint nothing to live for.
But this is your land!
Bloods on white hands!
You and me,
We free.
Send all the majik U can find,
Heal that pain and see us shine.
Our grannies were taken,
Our children forsaken.
And trying to awaken
From this nightmare called life,
Trouble, strife.
Old n new trauma is too much pain
For one too maintain.
It’s not all in vein,
Cause we can all remain
Part of that long, long chain.

(language)

Chorus:
You see we love Redfern n Waterloo too!
Even far away it’s still in you.
But take us home 
Where our spirits roam.
Our ole ways 
Like cleaning rays
Too much sorry time
In all our lives…
Brothers n sisters we free – You n Me!

Cause we the deadliest,
The strugglers!
They goin bleed us,
We goin Lead us!

Cause we the deadliest,
The strugglers!
They goin bleed us,
We goin Lead us!

We free to enjoy each other n loving this experience,
Make time to cry n still marvel at our brilliance.
We can learn to live, love n laugh,
Even if making the most of this day is hard.
Learn just 1 word, listen n smile,
Play with children, run a mile.
Our mind needs exercise.
Soon we’ll all realise,
With these strong blood lines,
It’s still our time.
Swim in our waters, eat our food,
Rid all problems with mood.
And with all this began,
Wat will invasion really have done.
Aborigine – part o’ u’s in part of me.
Me n you, you n you, we gotta become we.
We all branches off the one tree.
That’s how we put an end to world hostility.

Cause we the deadliest,
The strugglers!
They goin bleed us,
We goin Lead us!

Cause we the deadliest,
The strugglers!
They goin bleed us,
We goin Lead us!
Chorus:

You see we love Redfern n Waterloo too!
Even far away it’s still in you.
But take us home 
Where our spirits free to roam.
Our ole ways 
Like cleaning rays
Too much sorry time
In all our lives…
Brothers n sisters we free – You n Me!

(language)

This song is dedicated to the sufferers of invasions. There experiences are a direct result of systems gone wrong from the beginning.  Who feels it the most? The disadvantaged. Even though they do not engage in it in any way they experience the brink of the rapes, the violence, the murders, drugs, degradation and overall disregard of one of the greatest treasures of all time. Human Kind.

Cause we the deadliest,
The strugglers!
They goin bleed us,
We goin Lead us!

Cause we the deadliest,
The strugglers!
They goin bleed us,
We goin Lead us!

Cause we the deadliest,
The strugglers!
They goin bleed us,
We goin Lead us!

 
 
Is It Always Goin 2 Feel This Way?

Chorus: 
We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!

This our Island home
Free n easy we roam.
Disrupted 100,000 years of peace
For convicts and their police.
You’ve no jurisdiction,
With a history like science fiction.
Cause we have listened, we have learned, 
We have laughed, cried and yearned…
So this Westminster system with no jurisdiction
Is about to be overturned.

Confusioned, disillusion,  
where’s the revolution?
Keep a check on how we feel,
Are we all keeping real?
Keep checkin our relation
Cause from nation to nation
We are all racin to nowhere land and
We need to understand…

Because it’s not meant to be like this
Bein helpless
Not meant to feel like this
Clenchin our fists. 
Kneeling and praying each day,
Is it always going to feel this way?

(Language)

GOORI’S!!!!!!!!!!
Rise up, Rise up, Rise up.
Sovereign people still today
For a new day, for our old ways.
Time to thrive,  we have survived.
Even modern day genocide.
Colonisation, segregation, assimilation and  now reconciliation
Got all our ears achin!
So let’s go walkabout n coorooboree now..
Dreamin’s alla time – anytime, 

Chorus: 
We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to  ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!

We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!

Patty: It’s not meant to be like this
Lacking a mothers kiss
Not meant to feel like this
Lil joyfulness
If we kneel n pray, for it to go away
Kaiyu: Is it always goin to feel this way?

Patty: This land where you stand needs man to understand
This is sacred land,
Everywhere you walk, sit or stand,
Our people been there.
Our rainbow serpent and red sand
Law, histories, song and dance.
It’s coming back from the surface
To put an end to this circus.
We know a better way
From living in a better day.
Now Sssshhh, while we watch our children play.
There ain’t no mystery
We governed, we tilled and documented history.
In 2008 you can’t get away with Invasion
Put an end to this illegal occupation, of a nation, 
Stop rations, listen,  be patient.
Kicking off the heads of our next generation,
Now victims of corporate rascists.
We the key ingredient!
All this talk anybody meanin it?
Experience and understanding is seldom 
Yet knowledge plus consequences, equals wisdom.
Don’t it?

Not meant to be like this,
Life is politics
Not meant to feel like this
Bunch of lunatics at it,
If we try a different way
Is it always goin to feel this way?

(Language)

Chorus: 
We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!

No, No, No,
It’s not to be this way
Our spirit still strong today
It’s not meant to feel this way
Sing, dance, shout now n play
The ole way back for a new day.

Together: Dedicated to our great, great, great, great, greats,
we shall overcome In our home country.
To all our childrens, childrens, childrens, children,
Keep on smiling and thrivin on your Aboriginal Island.

Chorus: 
We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to  ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!
(language) 

We were here you know?
Long, long, long, long time ago.
In this bright green country
For us to all roam freely
Why would you change It?
I have to  ask this nation.
Got to realise it.
Then Indigenize It!

  
 Anything Is Possible

It was spiritual majik 
All round me.
I thought that Island home had trapped me.
I’m alive, ready to thrive.
With you I wanna dance it through.
Dreamin together, 
Squeezin forever.
I love U! I Love U! 
True I do!
N Only You. 

Your beautiful, spiritual n sensual,
So young, yet so sensible.
You make me shine
N smile all the time.
I never knew I was so strong,
I hadn’t been happy for so long.
This love is amazing,
It drives me crazy.
And when I look at you,
That light is shinning thru.
Enjoyin the kids and life,
I’d gladly be your wife.
Because with you, anything is possible,
Everything is real.

(Language)

Chorus:
It was spiritual majik 
All round me.
I thought that Island home had trapped me.
I’m alive, ready to thrive.
With you I wanna dance it through.
Dreamin together, 
Squeezin forever.
I love U! I Love U! 
True I do!
N Only You. 

Oh n how u love me,
You believe in me,
Your overwhelmin me,
By helping me get to my feet.
With you I feel complete.
I hold your hand, 
Proud to call you my man.
We can do anything,
Together just being.
We’re so happy.
All the time.
N it’s our time to shine.

Chorus:
It was spiritual majik 
All round me.
I thought that Island home had trapped me.
I’m alive, ready to thrive.
With you I wanna dance it through.
Dreamin together, 
Squeezin forever.
I love U! I Love U! 
True I do!
N Only You. 

Yes let’s fish n swim,
The way u treat u’r woman.
U know how to have fun,
Lift my head when its hung.
Talk, play the PSP
Books, n movies,
We even paint beautifully,
Create a life mural.
I promise we’ll do well.
I’m here for you,
Right next to you.
All the way,
What he say.
N for me you do the same.
You’re a father, a hunter.
N ooohhh I  just luv ya
With you anything is possible
Everything is real.

(Language)

Chorus:
It was spiritual majik 
All round me.
I thought that Island home had trapped me.
I’m alive, ready to thrive.
With you I wanna dance it through.
Dreamin together, 
Squeezin forever.
I love U! I Love U! 
True I do!
N Only You. 

It was spiritual majik 
All round me.
I thought that Island home had trapped me.
I’m alive, ready to thrive.
With you I wanna dance it through.
Dreamin together, 
We belong forever.
I love U! I Love U! 
True I do!
N Only You. 

It was spiritual majik 
All round me.
I thought that Island home had trapped me.
I’m alive, ready to thrive.
With you I wanna dance it through.
Dreamin together, 
We belong forever.
I love U! I Love U! 
True I do!
N Only You. 

Herstory

Matriarch, sacred feminine,
The sun moon balance.
Divinity decided by vanity.
And so becomes history.
Your hollyness was a man
His other half – you guessed it, a woman.
Standing strong
Ready to carry the messages on.
I’m a disciple of the old way,
Again and again you’ll hear me say,
Herstory is here to stay!

Chorus:
Women’s business,
It’s serious.
It’s not gone, why dismiss it?
Live with it, 
Start sharin it.
Cause we had it tight, right, right, right, back.
And on a feminist track 
We had a lot to do with that!

Free thinker have learned
Back then we’d a be burned.
Like the first testament
N the scriptures
That might contain some truth.
Who they tryin to fool,
Telling us all to believe
This father of Jesus,
Made us?
Our mothers created us.
Believe in ourselves.
G.O.D
Is the Great Out Doors.
So pay attention to the seasons,
And look at all the reasons, 
We ended up here.
We’re in drivers seat – steer.
Look after the sisters
Nurture her.
Or stay clear n live in harmony with mother nature
She’ll save ya.
There’s a female half to all things,
Can’t u c it’s missing?
We are out of balance and out of wack,
Herstories got to come back.

Chorus:
Women’s business,
It’s serious.
It’s not gone, why dismiss it?
Live with it, 
Start sharin it.
Cause we had it tight, right, right, right, back.
And on a feminist track 
We had a lot to do with that!

Dubai, Jundal, Kudgerie!
Woman Magic!

Why do you mock our business?
Ladies night at clubs,
Distasteful pubs.
Cause women are the champions of all time.
Standing behind,
At the brink of crime.
So with this rhyme
I hope to remind you all
We there to pick u up fall after fall.
Nurture you more and more.
Heal your pain,
Stop the world from goin insane.
So let’s go back, back in time.
To a way even I’d be happy to live by.
And instead of worshippin myths and legends,
Kings and Queens- 
There is no other,
Like a mother.
Yes it’s pagan
Like Yagan.
Where we began.
Fire, water, sun and moon,
When it’s full notice, that change in you?
And harvest times were Christmas 
Before Christians.
But we still half thinkers, missin…
What is it? The feminine.
So let’s get in touch with it,
We all need mothering.

Chorus:
Women’s business,
It’s serious.
It’s not gone, why dismiss it?
Live with it, 
Start sharin it.
Cause we had it tight, right, right, right, back.
And on a feminist track 
We had a lot to do with that!

You gotta know it –
To be a warrior
You gotta show it – 
To be a soldier
You gotta luv it – 
Let her rock ya, world!
In the Moonlight,
Watch us shine bright.
To drum beats,
We movin right.
Loving all of it, 
Lookin sweet!
Needin leeders,
We need her.
Believe that
No matter what!
You know where we came from now let’s
Live a life that’s wholesome.

Dubai, Jundal, Kudgerie!
Woman Magic!
Chorus x 2

 
 
Look Out…

(warning: contains issues dealing with sexual violence)

We feel like scrubbing hard,
Runnin a yard,
Punch and scream real loud.
And you, your runnin you coward,
Leavin me forever in half,
In your path.
Hope you soon land in hell. 
What just happened – who to tell?
Where’s my safe place?
Keep my mind at a safe pace.
Dr’s, lawyers, police, family n Psychology,
How’s anyone gonna help me?
Grown men to lil girls, 
Upside down goes their worlds.

I’m goin to see you one day,
Why’d you do that I’m a say?
Somebody hurt you that bad,
You go make hundreds sad?
Go on tell me your problems – if that’ el help.
I’l do anything to end this living hell.
But it’s time for you to repair what’s no longer there.

Where, how do people loose control,
And take like a car needs petrol.
I hope you get help soon,
Before a new victims doom.
But where do we start,
Being worlds apart?
I feel sick, I’m scared,
You, you better be scarred.
Love n kindness not
Anger n violence.

I’m goin to see you one day.
Why’d you do that I’m a say?
Somebody hurt you that bad,
You go make hundreds sad?
Go on tell me your problems – if that’ el help
I’l do anything to end this living hell.
But it’s time for you to face your disgrace.

Care to loosen
This noose I’m wearin?
Ever thought about it
All the pain created?
That you initiated,
Debilitating.
Worth the lives taken?
One day soon I’l be free
From the misery you put on me.
My body’s my shrine
And more importantly it’s mine.
If I forgave you 
What would that do?
Really, how much good is still in you?
Plus.. the pain you cause,
You could never undo.

I’m goin to see you one day,
Why’d you do that I’m a say?
Somebody hurt you that bad,
You go make hundreds sad?
Go on tell me your problems – if that’ el help.
I’l do anything to end this living hell.
But it’s time for you to prepare.

Years of living lost,
You cant imagine the loss.
Is this any skin of your nose?
I really gotta know.
I am going to see you and I’l have all day.
I want to hear what you have to say.
I will walk away, start again.
For you – I’ll just say
Poor thing!

Kids Weekend

No tears, no fears, you got t be strong
Got to find a place where you belong.
Just shying away
Where faith dances straight.
Take time out, dig deep, deep down.
Keep your head up high, u’r feet on the ground.
We decide how we’ll feel.
We decide how we heal.
Fillin our day with laughter and play, (please)
Look after each other and send love each day.
Seek n u shall find
What treasures I hide in my mind.

Chorus:
Listen please, listen to me.
As I sing, this song to u.
Hear my message coming through
Do we wanna be happy?
Do we wanna be free?
Boom shuck-a-lucka!
Twiddley diddley diddley dum
Twiddley diddley diddley dee

Wanna start out happy
All the family
Kids clean behind us 
For there’s fun to be had
Have some fruit
Put on the boot
Love you all – I’m off
Cause I’m a kid 
– n I’m free
I’m me – who I’m meant to be
I’m a kid, I’m a kid!
A brainy, brainy, brainy, brainy kid.

I think I’ll fly a plane
N hope it don’t rain.
Then play shops
And buy the lot.
We’ll pretend to go to work
N that someone gets hurt.
We can be ten foot tall
Without a problem at all
But when I’m feelin down,
Please don’t turn around.
Cause one day soon
(I promise) I’ll be big like you.
But it don’t look real fun 
so let’s walk, not run.
And let’s get the party 
Begun.

Chorus:
Listen please, listen to me.
As I sing, this song to u.
Hear my message coming through
Do we wanna be happy?
Do we wanna be free?
Boom shuck-a-lucka!
Twiddley diddley diddley dum
Twiddley diddley diddley dee

I Wanna start out happy
All the family 
Kids clean behind us 
For there’s fun to be had
Have some fruit
Put on the boot
Love you all – I’m off
Cause I’m a kid 
– n I’m free
I’d rather you be you – n I be me.
Cause I’m a kid, I’m a kid!
A brainy, brainy, brainy, brainy kid.
So you be you n I be me.

I can imagine being called your honour
Or being the prime minister.
If it were up to me maybe the world wouldn’t be so messed up.
I can play basketball,
Even pretend to start a war.
But I’d rather be peaceful,
Or even sing soulful.
Go home to get a quick bite,
This time I might take the bike
Or the skates or scooter.
I really love things with a loud hooter.
I’ll make some cool music
And pretend to go loopy.
Or be an adult
That would be yuck!

Chorus:
Listen please, listen to me.
As I sing, this song to u.
Hear my message coming through
Do we wanna be happy?
Do we wanna be free?
Boom shuck-a-lucka!
Twiddley diddley diddley dum
Twiddley diddley diddley dee

I Wanna start out happy
All the family
Kids clean behind us 
or there’s fun to be had
Have some fruit
Put on the boot
Love you all – I’m off
Cause I’m a kid 
– n I’m free
I like being me, can’t u see?
Cause I’m a kid, cause I’m a kid
A brainy, brainy, brainy, brainy kid!
I Love being me – can’t you see.
      I’m Free!
So listen please, listen to me.
N you and I will be complete!

 Written with Jamie Morgan

 
Mum’s The Word

Chorus:
Mum’s the word
That’s what you heard
My best friend, my teacher
Thanks to you I’m hear
My mother’s the bomb
Number 1! (scratched)
I love you mum,
Thanks for all that you’ve done.

Irunjel: My mum’s always there 
Tries to help me understand.
N grows me up to be man.
Everyday should be mother’s day, her day, your day.
Put your feet up,
Have a massage.
I know for you it’s hard,
Kid’s, the job, house n lil rewards.
But, I’m gonna make you proud
Stand out in the crowd.
You’ve given me all I need,
So don’t worry now, please.
I chose the right one.
I got the very best mum.

(language)

Mum’s the word, (scratched)
That’s what I learned.
Where would I be, 
Without thee
Best mother.
Oh respect her, hear her, honour her, feel her.

Chorus:
Mum’s the word
That’s what you heard
My best friend, my teacher
Thanks to you I’m hear
My mother’s the bomb
Number 1! (scratched)
I love you mum,
Thanks for all that you’ve done.

Tiga: Mother nature, creator.
They made us
And everything we see, 
Its all majk mother’s weave.
Protecting us,
Connecting us.
I need them kisses, how u hold me tight
N tell me I ‘m doing alright.
You listen n you feel my pain.
Mum, without you life ain’t the same.
But while we here together now,
For the finest job, please take a bow.

Cause the star to the show is……….

Mum!

Mum’s the word, (scratched)
That’s what I learned.
Where would I be, 
Without thee
Best mother.
Oh respect her, hear her, honour her, feel her.

(language)

Chorus:
Mum’s the word
That’s what you heard
My best friend, my teacher
Thanks to you I’m hear
My mother’s the bomb
Number 1! (scratched)
I love you mum,
Thanks for all that you’ve done.

Irunjel:
Everyday your there
Every piece of you is shared.
What about you though
Where you wanna go?
Let’s spend some time,
I wanna see you really smile.
Taught me everything I know
How to wind down and take it slow,
Have fun, be playful while getting on with the show.

Tiga:
You only get one life
Live it wisely.
Treat people kind, you taught me.
Hold your head up high,
Always try hard,
Aim for the moon, at least you’ll land in the stars.
Be strong and loving.
Look after the land, family, 
culture and let that spirit dance.
Most importantly you taught me to take a stance.

Mum’s the word, (scratched)
That’s what I learned.
Where would I be, 
Without thee
Best mother.
Oh respect her, hear her, honour her, feel her.

Chorus:
Mum’s the word
That’s what you heard
My best friend, my teacher
Thanks to you I’m hear
My mother’s the bomb
Number 1! (scratched)
I love you mum,
Thanks for all that you’ve done.

(language)

Together: We look like our mum
Sound like our mum
We love you mum
The way you love us
The way your bringing us up
You’ve taken me everywhere 
I  even love fighting, 
the beach even shopping with you.
You’re the number girl in the world,
We’re the luckiest of all.
Put u # 1, whenever
Cause mum… you matter.

We walk together, read together, Talk together, swim together,
Ride together, drive together
I love our time together. 

Chorus:
Mum’s the word
That’s what you heard
My best friend, my teacher
Thanks to you I’m hear
My mother’s the bomb
Number 1! (scratched)
I love you mum,
Thanks for all that you’ve done.

Mum’s the word, (scratched)
That’s what I learned.
Where would I be, 
Without thee
Best mother.
Oh respect her, hear her, honour her, feel her.
 
Written with Tiga & Irunjel

How Insane (that Gin Lane)

Alcohol bans, treaten us like children
Over this alien substance,
An introduced nuisance.
Governments might as well be an endorsee,
It’s legal cause of the money in it.
Rum Corps, bribes and slavery.
Here, that’s how it come to be.
But in London
For the peasants
Came an affordable drink,
Makin life for the poor gut renchin.
A lane for drunks and gins.
We got called the very same thing.
Babies hangin by there feet,
Mothers without teeth.
It’s a little different,
Just convenient
To label
The rebel.
All who drink 2 much turn to mongrel,
It’s not our way,
Drink it you say.
Make your pain go away.
But like the girls in gin lane,
Go insane.

Chorus:
Cause we had no such thing as an alcoholic
Or gin and tonic.
Yeah people got high from time to time,
Medicine, help to relax the mind.
Today though we choose dope or hope
To cut the chains, the shackles, the ropes.
Cause we beautiful and culture colourful,
We true!

Ruining ourselves,
Fillin jail cells.
N wakin listenin to whats been done.
None of it fun.
It was me though
I don’t remember but I know.
Bit humiliating,
The self blaming.
Born on the hottest coals,
Just need a lil calm n self control.
We loose another day, week, year,
We’ll get sober.
Fixing livers
Start really livin.
But what else is there to choose
I mean instead of drinkin booze?
There ain’t many options,
I can only think of one.
To get back to our roots
All of our truths.
Find ourselves.
Lost is easier to control
But come on -not our, parkies, goomies or drones.

Chorus:
Cause we had no such thing as an alcoholic
Or gin and tonic.
Yeah people got high from time to time,
Medicine, help to relax the mind.
Today though we choose dope or hope
To cut the chains, the shackles, the ropes.
Cause we beautiful and culture colourful,
We true!

We cant be lifer’s
Good liver – Good livin
Cant imprison ourselves
Lets fix the liver cells 
Feel alive
Thrive!

We cant be lifer’s
Good liver – Good livin
Cant imprison ourselves
Lets fix the liver cells 
Feel alive
Thrive!

Giving up can be empowering,
But goin need supporting.
Our old ways are here you know
From long time ago.
To stand up strong, in this land
Where we belong.
Reclaim our bodies,
Yeah be a little sorry
But it’s amazing
This thing covered in skin.
It can heal with love and kindness, like all of us, with niceness.
It’s the only solution –
Steps towards a health revolution.
Something different? Something new?
Or recycle the idea of goin back
On an original Aboriginal track?
With alcohol out of the equation
Lets go about undoing the effects – decolonisation.

Chorus:
Cause we had no such thing as an alcoholic
Or gin and tonic.
Yeah people got high from time to time,
Medicine, help to relax the mind.
Today though we choose dope or hope
To cut the chains, the shackles, the ropes.
Cause we beautiful and culture colourful,
We true!

C That Star!

Dedicated to Yarraka Bayles on your 27th birthday.

Yarraka u’r a beaming star

You da mumma Luck, 
The aunty Yak.
With an unbelievable power,
For the family, like a tower, yet a flower.
My sister,
All that time together, 
Is what I really miss, 
It’s me n u sis.
Never alone now,
You keep me goin and glowin.
I never did enough,
When you were doin it tough,
Down on your luck.
Stupid, I was stuck!
As the years go by you know,
I’m letting go, 
Lettin my love show,
Mo n mo .
So let’s do this sis.
Let’s start some shi……

Chorus:
You C that star – that’s my sistar
Small baby dark cloud
U keep standin proud
Cause 27 years now
It’s time to cheer now,
Cause your one of a kind,
(Here comes) 2009 – 
Watch this sister fly.

When we step up,
With sisters like us,
People know to make a fuss!
We real!
Showin all the deal.
With mum beside us,
We here to have fun.
N we’ll always be there,
Lookin out for each other,
I’m by your side now, forever.

Cause Yarraka – your the brightest star!

Chorus:
Yeah C that star – She my sistar!
Small baby dark cloud
U keep standin proud
Cause 27 years now
It’s time to cheer,
Cause your one of a kind,
(Here comes) 2009 – 
Watch this sister fly.

With personality galore,
Since u were small.
Impressin with your dressin,
You have your own fashion.
Always mellow n yellow
But still letting me know.
Teachin me a lot, and
Not even aware of it.
We have to take a fall
We’ll get the right call.
U got the right stuff to be directin us,
Beautiful n tuff!
And for being there from day 1,
Through my tough spot,
Yarraka, I can’t thank you enough.

Chorus:
Yeah C that star – She my sistar!
Small baby dark cloud
U keep standin proud
Cause 27 years now
It’s time to cheer now,
Cause your one of a kind,
(Here comes) 2009 – 
Watch this sister fly.

You’ve waled alone
But not no mo,
Your love is gold and tight, I’ll hold it.
Together runnin, 
Since we had no pants on.
Growing up dancing
Laughin now at the romancing.
Tryin to move the tribe along,
We gotta thank mum n dad, we strong!
No where we belong and
Never forget where we came from!

Youthful
Artistic
Realistic
Romantic with
Attitude
Kaiyu loves u, (watch her she’s) 
Aware (n truthful)

Be there for her now
Cause Yarraka you’re the star!

Chorus:
Yeah C that star – She my sistar!
Small baby dark cloud
U keep standin proud
Cause 27 years now
It’s time to cheer you know,
Cause your one of a kind,
(Here comes) 2009 – 
Watch this sister fly.

So pretty and golden n
Plenty a breath you’ve stolen.
Yes a heart breaker,
But straight up and never a fake faker.
So I’d like to see you keep up
With Lili, Lala and they’re mum.
Names to look out for,
Gonna hear roars for one day
For the girls with a majikal ways.
Yeah, you’ll feel em commin from miles
Feel they’re smiles see the styles,
Of strong black women in the 21 century,
Watch these ones as they show us how it’s meant to be.

Chorus:
Yeah C that star – She my sistar!
Small baby dark cloud
U keep standin proud
Cause 27 years now
It’s time to cheer n Let go,
Cause your one of a kind,
(Here comes) 2009 – 
Watch this sister fly.

Yeah C that star – She my sistar!
Small baby dark cloud
U keep standin proud
Cause 27 years now
It’s time to cheer n Let go,
Cause your one of a kind,
(Here comes) 2009 – 
Watch this sister fly!

Jay-Z & Beyonce Illuminate?

Hip hop/rap listeners have we been taken 4 fools or the ride of our lives?

Rumors have swirled for years that certain elite members of the black community are part of the secret order of Masons. The Masons are a secret society of brothers who recognize each other through a series of clandestine signals such as a special secret handshake and symbolism.

http://www.sandrarose.com/ has finally picked up on this.. That is what she had to say about it.

Now everyone knows that the Illuminate is a “super group” who is looking to stage by stage take over this world and make everyone else powerless. They are supposed to be Satanic and all those affiliated will give out subliminal messages of their links….. there are so many with Jay-Z/Kanye etc…even 2Pac complained at one point that he was being forced by the Illuminate to join…but he didnt want to…and shortly after speaking out he died. Check the video:

The question is: Why would Jay-Z. Beyonce, Kanye etc be affiliated by the Illuminate/Free Masons/New World Order. Why would they be interested in these young black people? Well the answer is simple… the best way to start mind control over the youth of today is through their most popular means. Music. Like it or not Beyonce and Jay-Z have been dominating the music scene for at least a decade if not longer.

New World Order Currency: The all-seeing-eye on the dollar bill. Below the illuminati pyramid/eye symbol are the words: “Novus Ordo Seclorum,” which can be translated as: “A new order of the ages”. Notice anything similar?

Now I am a Obama supporter as I previously stated but what if all this Black President ish is just a way of distracting us from what is really going on. Obama might not even realise it himself….look at how Beyonce & Jay-Z literally ran the presidential campaign and performed relentlessly to get the Youth vote and the Ethnic minority vote.
Here is what the rapper Prodigy had to say about Jay-Z and his association:
“J.Z. knows the truth, but he chose sides with evil in order to be accepted in the corporate world. J.Z. conceals the truth from the black community and the world, and promotes the lifestyle of the beast instead. J.Z is a God damn lie. I have so much fire in my heart that I will relentlessly attack J.Z, Illuminati, and any-every other evil that exists until my lights are put out. This negativity I speak of is an actual living entity that uses us as food. We must sever ties with it in order to see things for what they really are. This negative energy is created and harnessed by the Illuminati secret government and they will make you spread this energy without you even knowing it. But people like J.Z. are very well aware. He was schooled by Dr. York”

Tidbits: Jay-Z calls himself Hova which is short for JeHova (JayHova) meaning the God or Saviour. Rocafella is also an interesting name… one of the main Illuminati leaders is called Rockafella.

When a friend alerted me to the suspicious hand signals exhibited by rappers Jay Z, Sean Combs and NBA star Ron Artest in the above pics, the first thing I thought was that the handshakes looked like some ol’ regular hood greetings to me. But of course I was wrong, as the friend pointed out.

He told me he was positive the greetings held some special significance because he had heard that Sean, Jigga and Ron were secret members of the Masons. Well, if these Masonic handshakes are supposed to be so secret then how is it that non-members know what they look like?

Then I thought well, maybe the Masons is an exclusive down low club. It would not be far outside of the realm of possibility considering that we are talking about Diddy and Jay Z.

But it turns out the Masons are not a secret society of well-to-do homos at all. It’s a brotherhood of powerful men, sort of like a fraternity, who keep the power and the money within the society.

Members of the Masons are alleged to be such powerful public figures as Barack Obama, Jay Z, Sean Combs, Russell Simmons, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson, Ron Artest, Jamie Foxx, etc. In other words, black men with money and influence.

I Googled Masonic handshakes to see if there was anything to all of this, and what I found were examples of greetings that were difficult to distinguish from the normal handshakes, fist bumps and daps that you see brothers (and the Obamas) exchange every day. But who am I to question? I’m just repeating what I was told by the friend who has studied Masonic handshakes exhaustively.

I will do some more research on this subject and get back to you. And then again, I might not…

Information on the Web:

http://www.masonicsecrets.org/masonic-secrets.html

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Check out the video’s on this Destiny’s Child Rumour Page, scarey!!!

What if we could cure stress, anxiety and depression without drugs and without talk therapy ?

Healing Without Freud or Prozac
Book by Dr. Servan-Schreiber

The New Emotion Medicine can Transform your Life

As a psychiatrist well-versed in the classical techniques of my discipline, but often disappointed with their results, I explain in my book the basis of what could be called “a new emotion medicine”.
What if we could cure stress, anxiety and depression without drugs and without talk therapy ?

50 to 75 % of visits to a doctor are motivated by problems linked to stress, which is a more serious risk factor for health than tobacco ; the eight most commonly prescribed drugs are for problems directly linked to stress… and Americans and Europeans alike are consuming more antidepressants and tranquilizers every year.

These drugs, as indispensible as they are in some circumstances, have a limited efficacy and they cause side-effects. As for psychoanalysis-inspired treatments, apart from the fact that they are not accessible to everyone, it has never been possible to demonstrate their efficacy in a convincing way.

My book therefore proposes seven other methods to heal : Straightforward, effective, natural, with rapid and long-lasting results, without risks or side-effects, and all validated by rigorous scientific studies. They offer everyone, without exception, the means to regain control of their own life.

As a physician, clinical professor of psychiatry, and co-director of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory, I published my work for several years in leading scientific journals.
Yet, I progressively discovered that, along side of conventional medicine, a number of natural treatment methods for stress, anxiety and depression had been evaluated and validated in credible scientific studies. These amounted to nothing less than a new medicine of emotions.

This new medicine relies on the fact that we all have two different brains (see figures) : at the surface, a cognitive and rational brain, and deep inside, an emotional brain.

The cognitive brain is the seat of thought and language. It manipulates symbols.

The emotional brain controls the physiology of the body : heart rate, blood pressure, appetite, sleep, sexual drive, and even the immune system.

To heal stress, anxiety and depression it is necessary to act on the emotional brain. It is thus often more effective to act on the body rather than rely only on thought and language.

Cognitive Brain
At the surface of the brain, it is the seat of thought and language. In this image, the prefrontal cortex is activated in a subject practicing a complex mental task.

Emotional Brain
Deep inside the brain, the emotional brain controls the body’s physiology. In this image, the emotional brain is selectively activated (in red) in subjects experiencing intense fear.

1) Heart Coherence
The 40,000 neurons of the heart’s semi-autonomous network (“the little brain in the heart”) are tightly interconnected with the emotional brain. Together, they form a “heart-brain system” in which the heart itself plays an important role. By taming the heart directly, we can begin to tame our emotions.
The focus of this method is to train our cardiac rhythm to enter a state of “coherence” (enhanced healthy heart rate variability) rather than “chaos” (reduced healthy variability) which is its usual pattern. Chaos and reduced heart rate variability are associated with stress, anxiety and depressive states. It is also a leading predictor of high blood pressure, heart disease, and even mortality from all causes.

Heart-Brain System
The semi-autonomous network of neurons that make up “the heart’s little brain” is tightly interconnected with the brain itself. The brain and the heart influence each other at every moment. (Click on this image to make it bigger.)
Chaos
Coherence

In states of stress, anxiety or depression, the heart rate varies irregularly, it becomes “chaotic.”

  In states of well-being, gratitude or compassion, the heart rate varies regularly, it becomes “coherent.”
2) EMDR : Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
When a traumatic event rips through our life (the death of a loved one, a severe accident, a rape), it leaves a wound in our emotional brain. Yet, our brain has an innate ability to ’digest” difficult events, just like our skin has the ability to close a physical wound.

EMDR appears to stimulate directly the brain’s ability to digest past traumatic events and place them in their proper context. This may be through eye-movements resembling those that take place spontaneously during dreaming, or through other ways of stimulating attention.

To understand EMDR, stories need to be told about how it works for patients in rich western societies who are suffering from stress and depression, but also about children in extreme contexts such as Kosovo just after the war of 1999.

Traumatized Brain
Every emotional trauma leaves a scar in the brain. This PET image shows specific areas of activation while traumatized patients listen to the story of the worst thing that happened to them. On top, the emotional brain region specialized in the experience of fear is activated (amygdala and surrounding area). In the middle, the visual cortex is activated, as if patients were looking at the scene again. On the bottom, the area of the expression of language is deactivated, as if fear had put language “off-line.”
3) The Energy of Light
The emotional brain is very sensitive to different biological rhythms. Particularly that of light. Thanks to a lamp that simulates the progressive apparition of light with every dawn, it is possible to wake up without any alarm clock. The rise of dawn is the natural wake up signal with which the brain has been programmed to transition from sleep to arousal over millions of years. It turns out to be a remarkably effective treatment for seasonal depression and for the energy loss that many experience between the months of October and March in the northern hemisphere.

Case stories from the book

4) The Control of Qi (“Chi”)
For over 2,500 years, traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine has relieved stress, anxiety and depression with acupuncture. In the last ten years, progress in functional cerebral imaging has demonstrated that stimulation with fine acupuncture needles directly controls key areas of the emotional brain.

Acupuncture directly affects the emotional brain
In this Harvard University study, stimulation of the back of the hand with an acupuncture needle triggers a deactivation of emotional brain areas necessary for the experience of pain and fear. The effect is enhanced when the needle is twirled rapidly as in the classical acupuncture method (grey bands).
5) Omega-3 Fatty Acids
There have been two major revolutions in 20th century medicine : prodigious advances in surgical techniques, and the discovery of antibiotics. The third revolution is still in progress : the transformation of the very constituents of the body – and of the brain itself – through nutrition.
20% of the brain is made of essential fatty acids that cannot be manufactured by the body. They need to be drawn entirely from what we eat. For the emotional brain to work optimally, it needs an important supply of omega-3 essential fatty acids found in fish, seaweeds and some green vegetables.

In the last five years, several studies have suggested that omega-3 fatty acids are powerful antidepressants in addition to their well-established benefits on cardiovascular function.

Mood Food
Commonly found in fish oil, Omega-3 fatty acids are essential brain constituents and powerful antidepressants. Because the body does not manufacture them, they must be ingested, either as food or dietary supplements (above).

 
Fluidity of neuronal membranes
The membranes of our neurones are built from what we eat. Saturated fats (butter, meat, etc.) – here in bleu – are rigid. Omega-3 fatty acids – here in green – are polyunsaturated et therefore highly flexible. They confer particular properties to neuronal membranes which help with communication in the brain. (Computer animation by Dr. Scott Feller, Department of Chemistry, Wabash College, USA)

6) Prozac or Puma ?
Physical exercise – even only twenty to thirty minutes three times a week – has powerful effects on anxiety and depression. In two different studies from Duke University of people suffering from depression, physical exercise was as effective as Zoloft, a modern antidepressant comparable to Prozac. Furthermore, after the treatment, patients who recovered through exercise relapsed four times less than those who had recovered through the antidepressant. The effect of exercise on stress and anxiety is even more striking. A few simple tips are enough to help people get started, even when they have never exercised before and have no motivation.

7) Emotional Communication
The emotional brain of mammals evolved to guarantee that a mother would stay very close and connected to its offspring for several weeks, or several years in the case of humans (because human infants are not self-sufficient for at least several years, unlike most other mammals). Affective connectedness regulates emotions and most physiological functions of the body. We now know that love is a biological need, on a level comparable to food and protection against cold temperatures. Several studies even show that the love of a dog or a cat has powerful effects on mood, and can reduce our responses to stress. 

Love is a Biological Need
In the few hours following separation from its mother, the physiology of a rat pup becomes literally unglued. In a normal state, the different body functions displayed on this graph are aligned with each other and remain centered close the mid-line. But after separation from the mother, the tightly woven balance of the entire system is shattered as each function comes apart.
A number of truly simple methods exist that help bring more harmony to our emotional bonds. The first one can be summarized in six points that facilitate conflict resolution – at work, with our partner, with our chidren, with our parents. It is the beginning of a totally different way to conduct one’s life.

To deepen our relationships, we must also learn to more emotionally present with those around us, while learning how to set meaningful limits. A simple four point method that is commonly taught in medical schools and residency programs can facilitate this connection of one emotional brain to another, in less than 15 minutes. I experienced its effectiveness in family medicine clinics in the US as well as in makeshift clinics in Kosovo, but it also applies to the difficult relationship we may have all our lives with our mothers or other close relatives.

Committing to the community
Life has no meaning if we live focused on our own selves. In order to be happy, we must give of ourselves to others. This has been emphasized by all great religions and all great traditions of philosophy. Scientific studies now confirm that tenet : the happiest people among us are those who feel that they belong to a larger community of human beings among which they play a meaningful role. Committing to volunteer work through a local organization is often an excellent way to get started.

Source: http://www.instincttoheal.org/article.php3?id_article=1

Aboriginal Spirituality: Interview with an Australian Aboriginal senior man

BY LYNDAFLOWER – MAY 30, 2011
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Michael Williams gives an insight into the depth and richness of Aboriginal spirituality, estimated by some researchers to span 125,000 years. Aboriginal spirituality is based on an ancient cultural belief that life is a vast web of inter-connected relationships. Everything has meaning and purpose and everything is connected – the land, the people, the ancestors and the animals. The past is viewed as being inextricably linked to the present and throughout time the over riding spiritual value has been respect for Aboriginal cultural law.

What do you consider to be the most important aspects of Aboriginal spirituality?
Following your Law.  Don’t break Law.  Respecting all things, animate and inanimate in the entire natural world.

How do Aboriginal perceptions of spirituality differ from western interpretations?
A profound connectedness to land.  Living on your land is essential to maintaining the strongest possible links with land and ensuring proper practice of Aboriginal spiritual life.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about Aboriginal spirituality?
People try to make sense of it from their own perspective [spiritual] and do not often open themselves up to knowing it from the inside.  This is not unusual or surprising.  This is an ancient spirituality embedded in a culture that is acknowledged as being the longest continuously surviving culture in the entire world.  By the time the British and others arrived on Australian shores they had long-established behaviours relating to Indigenous cultures. With this entrenched behaviour, coupled with Christianity and Missionary zealousness, there was little chance of Aboriginal spirituality being assessed from a standpoint of respect and a desire to understand it on its own terms.

Is Aboriginal spirituality today different from what it was in the past, how has it changed (or not)?
The spirit has not changed. The Law lies in the land and the spirits of our ancestors have continued to inhabit the landscape during ancient times, during periods of colonisation and after our peoples have been removed from their lands.  Human engagement with Aboriginal spirituality is now challenged by the intervention of other spiritual and religious beliefs and doctrines, as well as the demands of a world filled with technology that infiltrates every corner of human existence.  It is now increasingly hard, except for the committed individual, to stay true to the old ways.  Moving in and out of vastly different domains requires discipline of a high order, but many do so by staying on Land.

What lessons can us ‘white folk’ learn from Aboriginal spirituality?
Simply be. Respectful attention to a commitment to a spiritual path will bring what is meant to be.  Don’t have expectations.  If it is meant to come your way – it will.  Stay on task.  The spiritual domain and practices of the longest continuously surviving culture in the world must have something to offer humanity.  Limit the overlay of other spiritual traditions and try to let Aboriginal ways stand for themselves.

What have been the most important spiritual lessons you have learnt as an Aboriginal man?
Never doubt the presence of spirit and the ability of old ones who have passed to be there for you.  Ask and they will come and ‘show’ themselves in some way.  The land is alive with the spirits and presence of our ancestors and creation heroes.

What works best for you/what do you do when you need some spiritual upliftment?
Go to my Homeland – visit my traditional lands. I engage with my old ones every day and ask for their guidance.

In your 30 years of university teaching, were there any spiritual (or other) changes you noticed in students undertaking Aboriginal studies?
Students have always been interested in Aboriginal spirituality. There are two issues to consider here.  Most students who choose to take a course in Aboriginal studies are already interested in all matters regarding Aboriginal culture and are thirsting for knowledge.  Then there are students who are required to take courses in Aboriginal culture as part of their degree and sometimes these students are resistant to the content raised in these courses. In my experience, the vast majority of students who showed some resistance at first end up thoroughly enjoying the course and go on to take other Aboriginal studies  courses as electives.

From all your years of experience, what spiritual advice would you pass on to others?
Never doubt the existence of spirit and of a Creator – however you may wish to term it.  Spend time regularly [daily] pondering the importance of a spiritual approach to life and take time to care for others and all things.  Respect Planet Earth and the Universe.

Where do you see (or hope to see) Aboriginal spirituality heading in the future?
It is here, always has been here and remains.  The spirit never leaves the land.  People leave the land.  In my experience the spirit presence in my traditional homeland has become more overt since my mother died and there has not been anyone living there permanently.  I notice them when I visit.  It demands that I establish a more active presence there.

Michael Williams:  Australian Aboriginal senior man

Michael Williams was born into the Goorang Goorang peoples of the South East Queensland area.  He has had a long career in public life, mainly in the tertiary education sector, and has recently retired as Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland after almost 20 years.  He is currently working independently as a consultant and holds an honorary position as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland where he continues his research interests.  He is also a long serving member of the Council of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in Canberra.

Michael has maintained a strong interest in the cultural and spiritual life of his people throughout his life, from spending hours listening to stories as a child through to his continuing interest as an adult in researching family history with his nuclear and extended families. This research has led him (at the age of 50) to being accepted into Aboriginal Law/Lore in the Central Desert region of Australia where he follows ceremonial and cultural life through several annual visits.

Source: http://spiritualspace.com.au/aboriginal-spirituality/

Spiritual space magazine is new from Brisbane.

The Discovery doctrine

The Discovery doctrine is a concept of public international law expounded by the United States Supreme Court in a series of decisions, most notably Johnson v. M’Intosh in 1823. Chief Justice John Marshall justified the way in which colonial powers laid claim to lands belonging to sovereign indigenous nations during the Age of Discovery. Under it, title to lands lay with the government whose subjects explored and occupied a territory whose inhabitants were not subjects of a European Christian monarch. The doctrine has been primarily used to support decisions invalidating or ignoring aboriginal possession of land in favor of colonial or post-colonial governments.
The 1823 case was the result of collusive lawsuits where land speculators worked together to make claims to achieve a desired result.[1][2] John Marshall explained the Court’s reasoning. The supposedly inferior character of native cultures was a reason for the doctrine having been used.

Contents
1 Colonial history
2 United States law
3 See also
4 References

Colonial history

The origins of the doctrine can be traced to Pope Nicholas V’s issuance of the papal bull Romanus Pontifex in 1452. The bull allowed Portugal to claim and conquer lands in West Africa. Pope Alexander VI extended to Spain the right to conquer newly-found lands in 1493, with the papal bull Inter caetera, after Christopher Columbus had already begun doing so. Arguments between Portugal and Spain led to the Treaty of Tordesillas which clarified that only non-Christian lands could thus be taken, as well as drawing a line of demarcation to allocate potential discoveries between the two powers.[3]
[United States law

According to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Johnson v. M’Intosh, this theory of Christian expansion and possession of newly discovered lands, despite native presence, was one by which all colonial powers operated. Chief Justice Marshall, writing the decision, held that the United Kingdom had taken title to the lands which constituted the United States when the British discovered them. Marshall pointed to the exploration charters given to John Cabot as proof that the British had operated under the doctrine.[3] The tribes which occupied the land were, at the moment of discovery, no longer completely sovereign and had no property rights but rather merely held a right of occupancy. Further, only the discovering nation or its successor could take possession of the land from the natives by conquest or purchase. Natives could not sell the land to private citizens but only to the discovering government.[citation needed]
The doctrine was used in numerous other cases as well. With Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, it supported the concept that tribes were not independent states but “domestic dependent nations”.[3] The decisions in Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe and Duro v. Reina used the doctrine to prohibit tribes from criminally prosecuting first non-Indians, then Indians who weren’t a member of the prosecuting tribe.[4]

See also

Aboriginal title
Terra nullius
References

^ How the Indians Lost Their Land: Law and Power on the Frontier Stuart Banner, 2005, pg 171-2
^ The Dark Side of Efficiency: Johnson v. M’Intosh and the Expropriation of American Indian Lands, Eric Kades, 148 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1065 2000, pg 148
^ a b c Newcomb, Steve (Fall 1992). “Five Hundred Years of Injustice”. Shaman’s Drum: 18–20. Retrieved 2007-01-10.
^ Robertson, Lindsay G. (June 2001). “Native Americans and the Law: Native Americans Under Current United States Law”. Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project. The University of Oklahoma Law Center. Retrieved 2007-01-10.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Supreme_Court

10 Essential Life Skills

There are universal principles that govern our universe.
Metaphysics is the study of these.

The School of Metaphysics is a place to discover, explore, and put these principles into action so you can live the life worth examining, your best life.

Coursework, seminars, media, and intuitive research provide the mental technology for developing your whole Self.

Start upgrading your Spiritual DNA now.

Have you ever wondered how some human beings seem to develop their potential to become a powerful influence in the world?  What inspires a Martin Luther King, Jr. to broadcast a vision so clear it lasts generations beyond him?  What gives a Mahatma Gandhi the courage to hold true to his ideals amidst great adversity?  What enables an Albert Schweitzer to transform his life and career and devote his life to humanitarian service?  Where does a Mother Teresa acquire the determination to give and give with complete surrender to a higher calling? 

These great men and women throughout history tapped the hidden powers of the mind.  Scientists report that the average person draws upon only ten to twenty percent of his or her brain power.  The remainder lies dormant until we learn how to develop and strive toward our full potential.  We believe that any thinker can come into his own greatness by increasing his knowledge, exercising mental discipline, and generating insightful discoveries that can be employed to improve his own life, and sometimes aid all of humanity.  (from School of Metaphysics Student Guide)

We can greatly increase our ability to be powerful, intelligent, creative, and expressive by learning how to access reasoning and intuition.  These are two of the ten essential life skills taught in the School of Metaphysics course of study.  These skills are:

SELF RESPECT – Everything begins and ends with you.  When you can view yourself from different perspectives, you develop a greater awareness of who you are and how to become the person you desire to be.  Knowing how you cause everything in your life gives you the great power of knowing how to change.

Undivided Attention – Attention is one of our greatest commodities!  You can learn to put your whole self into whatever you doing.  You can learn to be here now to reap the beauty and fullness of each moment.  Your relationships will improve, you will be a better employee or employer, and you will be a great influence on your children when you give your undivided attention. 

Concentration- Holding your attention where you want it for as long as you desire makes you powerful, effective, and efficient.  A high degree of concentration is one of the secrets to success in the business world, the field of education, for artists and musicians, and for anyone who wants to understand commitment.  Concentration is a skill that can be built with exercise and practice! 

Memory – You can also build the skill of drawing out of your brain what you have stored there, at will.  Undivided attention and concentration build the memory power.  The ability to strengthen memory saves time, produces relaxation, and helps you to learn from the past so that you can live a better present.

Listening – Everyone loves to be heard.  When you cultivate the ability to listen to your inner self through meditation, you can be s still-minded, calming presence for others.  Listening to your inner self enables you to listen to other people.  Good listeners are great marriage partners, wonderful parents, sought-after employees, excellent employers, compassionate friends, and wise counselors. 

Imagination- This is a skill that distinguishes the exceptional person from the average one.  Imagination gives you the ability to improve your self and your life and to create new ways of being.  Every great discovery in our world was made by someone who could imagine a better way!

Reasoning- Reasoning skill is built through developing memory, attention, and imagination.  Learning to discern cause is a function of reasoning.  A good reasoner can learn from any experience, can produce growth and understanding, and is able to become healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Intuition-True intuition is the direct grasp of truth.  It is the ability to draw from the subconscious store of understanding and wisdom, the “teaching from within.”  Intuition can be cultivated and developed for better decision-making, for understanding dreams, for drawing upon abilities like clairvoyance and telepathy. 

Breath – Most people don’t think of breath as a function of the mind.  Conscious breathing is the ability to give and receive energy.  We can learn to be more balanced, more energized, more relaxed, and to become aware of the Self that exists beyond the physical body. 

Entrainment – Coordinating the head and the heart we become a Whole Self.  We experience the truth that we are all connected with one another energetically, as we realize the connection of our outer, physical self with the inner, spiritual self.  If you have ever had a “peak experience,” you’ve been entrained.  You can cause this state of consciousness on a regular basis with the practice of mental discipline.

Source: http://som.org/NewPages/Newsite07/SOMNavigation/Purpose.html

The PARABLES

I AM 

I Value the Aggressive & Receptive

I Discipline My Mind

I Am Open and Loving

I Expand my Consciousness

I Am Connected with All

I Learn in Every Activity

The Permanent and Lasting is Most Important 

I Add to my Understanding Every Day

I Receive the Wealth from the Universe

I Create Plenty for Everyone 

I Am Committed to Becoming Fully Enlightened

From DREAMTIME – Parables of Universal Law from Down Under

SOM http://som.org/

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