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!

Germantown Flea at Grumblethorp | April 25, 2015

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Good day beautiful people! Heirloom Bohemian Boutique will be selling men’s and children’s clothing, spiritual and inspirational books, meditation tools, exotic jewelry and new tea blends this Saturday at Grumblethorp from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can check out featured products here.  We hope to see you there!

Today’s mantra: I am the master of all I survey.

Copyright 2015 Ajua Hawkins

Today’s Inspiration

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Everyday that I am blessed to walk this beautiful Earth, I am reminded of the magnificent power of our minds. What we focus on really is what we cause to manifest. With the dawning of the Spring, I am compelled not only to de-clutter and organize my home, I feel equally led to prune weeds of negativity that I have allowed to take root in the mind. One small seemingly innocent complaint, can bloom into hours of unproductive ruminations. Today I focus on only beautiful thoughts because it is my intention to experience a beautiful life.

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Sunday Church No. 27

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.  When our mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.  If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love.  When your beloved is suffering, you need to recognize her suffering, anxiety, and worries, and just by doing that, you already offer some relief. Mindfulness relieves suffering because it is filled with understanding and compassion. When you are really there, showing your loving-kindness and understanding, the energy of the Holy Spirit is in you. - Thich Nhat Hanh from "Living Buddha, Living Christ"
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When our mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love. When your beloved is suffering, you need to recognize her suffering, anxiety, and worries, and just by doing that, you already offer some relief. Mindfulness relieves suffering because it is filled with understanding and compassion. When you are really there, showing your loving-kindness and understanding, the energy of the Holy Spirit is in you.” – Thich Nhat Hanh from “Living Buddha, Living Christ”

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

Photography by Ajua Akilah Hawkins.

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

Happy Bodhi Day!

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Saturday (Dec. 8) was Bodhi Day, the Buddhist holy day celebrating the enlightenment of Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha, whose teachings form the foundation of Buddhist philosophy.  During his awakening, the Buddha: 1) came to the realization that he had been born and reborn many times, 2) uncovered the Law of Karma and recognized the importance of the Noble Eightfold Path, and 3) discovered the Four Noble Truths, before ultimately reaching Nirvana.

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Basic Goodness

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In my first Contentment in Everyday Life class, a prerequisite to The Way of Shambhala series of courses, our teacher Jude Robison spoke about “basic goodness.”  Her explanation of this phrase immediately brought up within me a flurry of ideas – hell and damnation, fire and brimstone, original sin, guilt, fear, repentance, atonement, the cloaked-in-red-pitchfork-carrying-devil…  Jude’s eternally optimistic face and oozing basic goodness snapped me back to the present.  She taught us that basic goodness is something we all share.  However, sometimes we can become disconnected from it.

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