Thank you “Welcome to Yoniville”!

Omar listening to the Yoniville presentations while sitting next to the Heirloom vendor table.
Heirloom offered free Reiki sessions to Yoniville participants.

We just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the participants and organizers of “Welcome to Yoniville.” Heirloom was contacted to conduct a Reiki demonstration and speak on energy healing. We had no idea how much we were going to enjoy the presentations, discussions, and divine feminine energy.  Our Heirloom Bohemian Boutique products were a huge hit, offering the women a nice array of organic teas, metaphysical tools, and healing body steams and soaks. The discussions on topics from business to health were all informative and delivered from the heart. A huge thank you to Barbara Verneus for all of her hard work in coordinating this fantastic event!

Artist Janiah Bradley and Yoniville organizer Barbara Verneus have a laugh during the Professional Development portion of the program.

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Welcome to Yoniville | November 7, 2015

Welcome to Yoniville

Ajua will be giving free mini Reiki sessions at the Welcome to Yoniville event taking place tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m. We will also be selling Heirloom organic teas focusing on women’s wellness, Yoni Steam herbal blends, meditative oils and beautiful crystals. Ajua will perform a short Reiki demonstration and what Reiki is and explain how relaxation aides physical, mental and emotional healing. The event will take place in West Philly at 5219 Webster Street. We hope to see you there!

Tea Love: Homestead Apothecary

I stocked up on some herbs for tea blends. Yippee!
I stocked up on some herbs for tea blends. Yippee!
Magnificent crystals dotted the store creating a beautifully magical ambiance.
Magnificent crystals dotted the store creating a beautifully magical ambiance.

After a trip to San Francisco last year, I read an article in “Fresh Cup” about an herb shop called Homestead Apothecary. I was a little bummed that I had missed an opportunity to check it out for myself. So of course, I made it a priority to get over to Oakland on my trip to Cali last week. I was not disappointed!

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Mean What You Say and Say What You Mean: Strengthening the Throat Chakra

blog el 3 2.6.14If you have not heard about chakras and their connection to a healthy mind, body and spirit, no doubt you will soon.  As we become a more globally interactive society, the wisdom of the East increasingly permeates into our American culture.  This is indeed a good thing!

A chakra is a spinning vortex wheel of energy located at particular points throughout the body.  This article focuses on the chakra found at the throat.  It is an especially important chakra for business oriented people, entrepreneurs, and attorneys because it facilitates the ability to communicate clearly and concisely – to mean what we say and say what we mean.  Not only is balancing the throat chakra crucial for effectively connecting with our clients and colleagues, but it is also necessary for optimal physical health and peace of mind.

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Risk Averse? Practice Going Into the Unknown

blog el 2 2.6.14It’s been said that many lawyers are risk averse, that we like to play it safe.  Now I’m not sure if that means the type of person who chooses to become a lawyer is by nature risk averse, or rather if it is a trait acquired in law school or while practicing.  In any event, it is a characteristic that we at times must overcome to stand tall in who we are and follow our dreams with vision and purpose.

A book that has inspired me to live courageously is Osho’s, “Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously”.  This philosophical piece, bursting at its binding with wisdom, begins with this sentence: “Courage means going into the unknown in spite of all the fears.”  Osho further states, “[c]ourage does not mean fearlessness.”  Yes!  Courage does not mean fearlessness.  However, Osho goes on to explain that the more we are courageous, the less fear we will feel.

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Do it! Trust Your Intuition

blog el 2.6.14We hear this mantra all of the time – trust your intuition!  But it’s just so darn hard!  At the advent of each decision we get that gut feeling concerning what we should or should not do.  Our bodies literally tell us in what direction we should move. However, that gut reaction is quickly buried underneath an onslaught of fears, social pressures, the ”high” opinions of others, and our own false perceptions of what we think we “should” do or what we perceive is the “right” thing to do.

Now, if we spent more time recognizing that first gut reaction, and giving it the due respect that it deserves, then we’d save ourselves a lot of time, experience less aggravation and anxiety, and look much younger!  We humans are not merely a physical presence, but a magical manifestation of spirit, soul, mind, and lastly (and maybe least importantly) body.  When we ignore intuition, we tell the spirit and soul parts of ourselves that we are untrustworthy.

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Alert! Resuscitate Yourself First Before Assisting Others

Chill time. Yes.
Chill time. Yes.

You’re sitting on an airplane, flipping through a magazine when a voice over the intercom asks you to give your attention to the flight attendant.  She directs the audience, in the event of an emergency, to fasten the oxygen mask over one’s self first, before assisting children and others who may need help.  These are indeed words of wisdom and not just in the case of flight emergencies.

How many of us have been burnt out, running on fumes, at wit’s end… but still pushing through our never-ending to do list without a break in sight or even a thought to put it all on hold?  As a society who tends to look favorably on those who “succeed” at any cost, no matter the state of their health, family, or spiritual life, many of us forget to resuscitate ourselves first, before helping others.

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Ajua gives FREE Reiki at the Uhuru Health Fest!

Ajualuv gives Reiki to a festival attendee.
Ajualuv gives Reiki to a festival attendee.

On April 20th, I participated in the free health services section of the Uhuru Health Fest & Flea Market which took place in Clark Park, West Philadelphia.  I transferred the gift of Reiki healing to 17 festival attendees and spoke with many others on the advantages of alternative medicine and energy healing.

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My First Health Fair!

My first health fair table at East Falls Fitness in Philadelphia, PA.
My first health fair table at East Falls Fitness.

This past weekend I gave free ten-minute Reiki treatments to visitors of a local neighborhood health fair located in the East Falls Fitness gym in Philadelphia, PA.  I was so excited to give Reiki to those who had never experienced it. Everyone came away feeling soothed and relaxed.  Some didn’t want to leave the chair.  Others claimed to benefit from physical relief.

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Thank you APEDF!

ajualuv presents "Holistic Health & Intro to Reiki".
“Holistic Health & Intro to Reiki” presenation.

Thank you African People’s Education and Defense Fund and Uhuru Furniture for launching the Health in Our Hands Series and allowing me to present the ajualuv workshop, “Holistic Health & Intro to Reiki”.  I appreciate your sincere efforts at creating a more healthy environment for African people.

Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times!

Photography by Uhuru Furniture staff.

Copyright 2013-2014 Ajua Hawkins

FREE Workshop: “Holistic Health & Intro to Reiki”

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Join ajualuv at the Uhuru Solidarity Center in Philadelphia, PA on February 16, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

I will be speaking on holistic health and explaining how Reiki can help balance your mind-body-spirit connection.

I look forward to seeing you there!

For more information contact the African People’s Education & Defense Fund: 215.546.1485

Copyright 2013-2014 Ajua Hawkins