Marlanda SapientSoul Dekine

visionary of truth & wholeness // poet // author of i am from a punch & a kiss // thankful to the ancestors that lift me // it is that deep ✌🏾

http://sapientsoul.com/

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One day you look around & you realize what not to leave behind. This realization happens to not take place upon your deathbed & you give thanks. Not because you are afraid of death, simply because you are learning how to live & be alive.
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//Alive to go back and get.
//Alive to let it go. //Alive to reckon with what is & what will come. //Alive to grow & evolve. β€’β€’β€’
#semicolon #centering #love #family #creativity #life #breath #vulnerability #human #listening

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"It's not meant to be figured out. #Understanding is gained. Gaining is a #process." -Shemu'el Namaste, @displaymrktng β€’β€’β€’β€’ And the πŸ’—'s!

#dying #wrestling #growth #lettinggo #shedding #shiftingperspective #trustyourtribe #tribe #vision #balance #listen #listening #healing #forgiveness #shemuelnamaste #health #warwithin #self #noself #heart #nature #gaia #themother #thegreatmother #god #love

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"They don't know their language
They don't know they're god
They take what they're given
Even when it feels odd"

#ErykahBadu #NewAmerykahPartOne #knowthyself #build #commune #heal

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Thinking alot about injustice. Injustice that happens between people. One on one injustice. You know, the small 45 moments that sum up to all of what 45 represents. The way we as humans say we are just or good and then we fuck one another up and have conversations about forgiveness and acceptance, instead of responsibility and accountability. This world needs healing. People are fucked up all over the place.

#realtalk #honesty #mentalhealth #thisishell #hurtpeoplehurtpeople

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New #Blog // DO YOU EAT FOOD?
On valuing yourself as an artist.
On valuing art as work.
On allowing abundance to flow.
On confronting capitalism.
On asking tough questions about why we think we should not pay for art, pay much for art, or be paid for the art we make.

sapientsoul.com & link in bio ✌🏾 #artistsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #blogger #bloggersofinstagram #write #create #artist #work #community #art #flow #capitalism #healing #wholeness #truth

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πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ #Repost @courtneyleaklcsw (@get_repost)
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Our time is so limited. Stop gifting (because you are a gift) your time to things and people who aren't building you up. You deserve great things. #liveoutloud #embraceyou #greatthings #selfcare #boundaries #mentalhealth #blackmentalhealth #endstigma #therapythursdays #charlotte #charlottetherapist #podcaster #blogger #mompreneur #lighttribe #loudcrowd

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"I think what I am really more interested in is that I want people to be thinking in other waysΒ β€”Β to stop thinking they have to remain glued to a system that has failed and to ideas about society that’s necessarily about being run by Democrats or Republicans.

I think that indigenous women’s wisdom is crucial.Β So much of the care of the Earth … has come from the mothers.Β I think it’s imperative we turn to their wisdom in how to take care of the planet."
-#AliceWalker

#planet #indigenous #mothers #wisdom #divinefeminine #system #society #gobeyond #imagine #new #build #insight #morningmeditation #democrats #republicans

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#Repost @displaymrktng (@get_repost)
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#DACA read more on shemuel.xyz

#immigration #theearthknowsnoimmigrant #nobodyownstheland #defenddaca β€’ β€’ β€’
#morningmeditation #insight #christianity #christconsciousness #wwjad #whatwouldjesusactuallydo

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#Repost @demblackmamas (@get_repost)
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Need a word this morning, here you go. #HappySaturday #Mamas #MakeItHappen #Repost @arshajones
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Words that I live by. To know me is to understand that I never allow anyone to put me in a box. Once I realized I had the power to change the direction of my life - I've been unstoppable. Harness your power and change will come.

#inspiration #yourstory #story #power #empowerment #life #change #words #demblackmamas

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Join me tomorrow at 10:00 AM via Facebook for a brief #meditation, including #soundhealing #music, #spokenword #poetry, and #ancient #wisdom! ✌🏾 Replays will be possible, as well.

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πŸ‘‡πŸΎ Gratitude to Brother Shem. In βœ”.

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#Repost @courtneyleaklcsw (@get_repost)
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Rest well Dick Gregory. #liveoutloud #rip #dickgregory #quotes #happiness

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#Repost @speakdwnbarrier (@get_repost)
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We are grateful for all who came to Learning Us and Healing Us this week. While we know that there continues to be deep grief for the violence & loss of life that continues to take place, we see the deep power of transforming people & communities happening all around us. Be gentle with yourself. Be gentle with others.
Continue to second guess the world & the systems around us. Continue to access spaces for healing as well as spaces that stretch you. Allow yourself to feel & let that deep feeling guide you.
Continue.

#gratitude #power #depth #learning #healing #feeling #community #rbg #blacklivesmatter #whiteness #tension #wholeness #space #enlightenment #audrelorde #SDBSquad

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β€’β€’β€’ Some days are difficult. Beyond difficult. Then, I look around me, look inside of me, & I find strength. Sometimes driving along country roads still lined with lynching trees, I blast nothing but the best music. Truth be told, we really are outchea! All around. We are dancing & being free in the Sun, meanwhile the troubled 'ol world concerned with evil without rather than what lies within.
And when we die, we... πŸ™ŒπŸΎ β€’β€’β€’
#sun #sunrise #ra #energy #melanin #melanincharge #charging #guardyourenergy #guardyourheart

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"Music at its best...is the grand archeology into and transfiguration of our guttural cry, the great human effort to grasp in time our deepest passions and yearnings as prisoners of time. Profound music leads us--beyond language--to the dark roots of our scream and the celestial heights of our silence." #justice #wisewords #music #passion #morningmeditation #feel #gut #cry #human #speak #wrestle #silence #art #cornelwest

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"I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope." #justice #wisewords #hope #morningmeditation #powers #question #speak #wrestle #despair #cornelwest #america

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"The country is in deep trouble. We've forgotten that a rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it. We need the courage to question the powers that be, the courage to be impatient with evil and patient with people, the courage to fight for social justice. In many instances we will be stepping out on nothing, and just hoping to land on something. But that's the struggle. To live is to wrestle with despair, yet never allow despair to have the last word." #justice #wisewords #morningmeditation #powers #question #speak #wrestle #despair #cornelwest #america

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Gratitude to #SDBSquad, @neelysj
& @ccaldwellphd for being guides! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ #Repost @speakdwnbarrier (@get_repost)
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What courage from the Children's Trust of South Carolina, inviting us to offer dialogue to nonprofits across the state!

Going beyond diversity & inclusion requires us to understand how our work with children & families is undermined when we fail to acknowledge that racial disparity & racialized trauma are active realities within the world. When we say diversity & inclusion, here are two important questions that help to localize power that has not yet been shared:
-Diverse from whom?
-Who is doing the including?

Join us in Charleston on August 29! Locations can be found via the Children's Trust of South Carolina website.
#dialogue #power #sharedpower #diversity #inclusion #beyond #disparity #trauma #children #families #service #nonprofit

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Observe, Sape. Observe. Planets in retrograde. Focus on the mission. What is a seat at the table?
#woke #payattention #getout #aseatatthetable #respectability #fakefreedom

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#Gratitude. Gratitude. Gratitude.
#Abundance. Abundance. Abundance. β€’β€’β€’
Thankful for #voice & the small, mighty circle of #support that sustains me. For this reason, we make spaces for our young ones within this world. β€’β€’β€’
Support what builds the power of people, especially the youth. $2 Tuesdays & $5 Fridays!

Give via bit.ly/writerswell, @speakdwnbarrier is the fiscal sponsor, and all proceeds benefit @writerswellyouthfellowship!

#support #buildthefuture

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Goddaughter thangz! #WhatMatters

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#Repost @writerswellyouthfellowship (@get_repost)
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#Write your #beauty, your infinite possibilities. Write pain to remind yourself this is not the beginning or end of your #story. Write a letter to our #ancestors. Start a #healing #ritual. Write a #song. #Choreograph a #dance. Don't let the madness, the hatred, the sickness of this #country, this #world define you cause that ain't even about you. #Sing your #song #Black girl, dance your dance, write your #poem, #book, #play, #CREATE SOMETHING, now, today. We are waiting with open arms for your #offering.

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