Articles by Harriet
It’s almost March and I already feel swept away by the pace and intensity of 2020! Pause! Wait! Stop! Be Still, Quiet, Breathe…inhaling slowly, deeply, hold; exhaling fully with a sigh. And again, consciously inhaling and exhaling, until you feel ease, flow and joy...
TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS REQUIRED! New Year and New Decade Blessings to You and Yours, Some of the most sobering aspects of 2019 were the escalation of worldwide disasters related to climate change; coalition-building for racial, gender, social and economic...
This December is the last month of the entire decade! Like you I’ve been hearing 2020 primarily related to the Census or Elections, both activities that may feel far into the future. However, in a matter of days, the next decade begins! How do you feel about this...
As we move into the Holiday Season, I’ve wondered about the true meaning of Thanksgiving in North America and why its celebrated. I see Feasting, Traveling, Shopping… Yet for some, it’s a season of sadness with more people departing this life, some people feeling...
“Feel the Cosmic Urge Propelling You Forward. Know that it is the Divine moving through your dreams and visions. It is your Soul saying YES, as your true essence and purpose are being revealed. Therefore, your dreams, talents, and gifts are the Divine expressing its...
The theme of “Know Thyself” has recently come up for me in two different arenas; the Kemet Nu Know Thyself Educational Tour in Egypt and Know Thy Self Adinkra Cards with symbols that originate in West Africa and convey traditional Afrikan wisdom, that I pull to see the quality for the day!
We have begun the final quarter of 2019. For those in the business world or government services, plans for the first quarter or first half of the (fiscal) year are already in place. This implies a review of wins and areas for improvement in the current calendar year.
Powerful Queens of Kemet (Ancient Egypt) Lessons and Legacies What Can We Learn from Their Roles as Leaders? Part 11
This article continues my look at the Goddesses and Queens of Kemet, focusing on the impact of their leadership on the people and the world.
- Is there something that we in the West can learn from them?
- How might their leadership skills be utilized by women, especially Black Women at this time?
- Given their legacy as significant queens of Kemet, what is the legacy that you’re creating now?
The Goddesses and Queens were the spiritual foundation of Kemet. Queens were considered a personification of Goddesses. Kemet was also a matrilineal society. Women owned land and property. In addition to being mothers, some were priestesses, doctors, musicians. Finally, the Kings of Kemet understood that there could be no man without the woman. Therefore, there was a sense of equality, mutual respect and mutual reliance. A wife could be a co-regent and ruler with the King, or ruler upon his demise.
My recent time in Egypt opened new doors and deepened my appreciation for the wealth and wisdom of Afrikan Ancestors; a wisdom that has been denigrated, distorted and denied. Rather than feeling angry or bitter about this reality, I’m more energized about conducting research, learning, studying and helping share the truth.
Although I’ve known for a long time, now more than ever, conscious, spirited, creative women must step into our innate power and wisdom to help heal humanity and the planet NOW! To do so, we must be liberated physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Given this fact, I want to highlight some of the primary Goddesses of Kemet (Ancient Egypt), understanding that there is far more to learn and understand about who they were, how they contributed and shaped their country. Is there something we can learn from them?
Kemet Nu Know Thyself Educational Tour to Egypt Summer 2019 Some Basic Facts and Overview Highlights
Egypt is on the continent of Africa, considered northeast Africa, (not the Middle East).
It shares land borders with the Gaza Strip, Israel, Libya, the Sudan and includes the Sinai Peninsula which bridges the gap between Africa and Asia. Its population is approximately 95 million people. The River Nile arising from south of the Equator that flows northward through Egypt to drain into the Mediterranean Sea is the longest river in the world and is shared by 11 countries in Africa.