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Look In The Mirror * Smile * Forgive Us * Change Your Mind about Hurt, Anger, Fear

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Acknowledge Your Darker Side * Ask for Help * Feel Lighter * You Will Attract Light

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Stretch Your Imagination and Do Something Distinctly Different Mid Morning

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Stretch Your Full MindBodySpirit, Eat Nature and Drink Knowledge for Lunch

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STOP Lying * STOP Trying * Complete what you Started and START Flying

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Put some money in your Prosperity Jug * Yes * Even if it is only a Pretty Penny 

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Engage in a Random Act of Kindness Before Dinner 

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Go to bed the same day you got up

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Follow this list again Tomorrow, for it will then, be again, Today

Salaam Means Peace

P.S. I Love U

WisdomSalaam@gmail.com

 

Savannah Womens Wellness Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Art of Healing!

Part of an Sai 3 Hours of Power Sweet Success Sunday Series in Savannah

Savannah Woman’s Wellness Day!!!

This Woman’s Month, Embrace The Courage to Turn On The Light to CELEBRATE & Re~Create YOU!

Honor Your Body Temple * The Keeper of Your Faith, Your Spirit, Your Soul*

Indulge Your Senses with Aromatherapy, Healing Movement, Relaxation Tips & Energy Therapies

• Improve Body Image & Overall Well Being

• Become & Feel More Beautiful Inside & Out

• Enhance Sensitivity ~ Enrich Intimacy ~ Engage Productivity

• Help Heal Emotional Wounds through Voice & Touch

• Explore The Healing Wisdom of Love & Wellness through Your Womb

• Discover New Ways to Transform Your Passion into Your Power

• Allow 5 Sensory Sensuality to Regenerate Your Organs & Vitality Centers

• Experience Heightened Peace, Heightened Power & Heightened Pleasures

• Minimize Stress, Illness and Disease to Maximize Strength, Clarity & Consciousness

• Learn Ways to Heal Yourself & Your Family From Your Kitchen and Bathroom Items!

Healthier Happier Women = Healthier Happier Families!

Sunday March 8th 2015 1~ 4pm $10

The Black Box @ Cultural Affairs

9 West Henry Street Savannah GA 31401

RSVP/Contact WisdomSalaam@gmail.com

Hosted by Salaam Jaha

Ladies … Come Learn, Laugh & Love Yourself Up! 

LACTION …

I made up a word today.
The word is LACTION.
My meaning of this word is “TO LACK ACTION”.
I created this word today, because of how many…
So Many…
TOO MANY Humans complaining and or reigning in “less than deserving” lifestyles.

The divine permitted me to create this word today, as a diagnosis for those people, those otherwise bright beautiful brilliant humans, who keep conversing with me on the “WHYS”,
Yet…..
Taking only minimal steps, while my guidance continually and religiously shares,

“Darling, only the Maximum Will Do!”

LACTION……
This is not a word I woke up this morning willing to create, for my own personal word for today is MANIFEST!

LACTION……
I did surrender to create it, offering those who are desperately seeking a continued excuse for avoiding their intended individual greatness.
For My Spiritual Guides tell me, “as they inquire, their wish is my command”.

LACTION…
Inhale at your own risk.
Meditate on Truth and Acceptance, if you want to Detox from this temporary diagnosis.

P.S. I Love You Anyway, silly.

Sane Insanity………

What Could happen,

I mean actually happen,

if you said NO,

instead of yes?

????????????????????????????????????

What could happen,

I mean actually happen, 

if you said YES,

instead of no?

Doing the same thing over and over again,

expecting different results???

Such is the definition, of insanity.

Searching for Happiness

 

Deep Within All of Us, is a Limitless Ocean.

This Ocean is Our True Source of Peace & Happiness. 

To enjoy the gifts of Our Oceans,

 in Our daily lives,

We have to Embrace this Ocean…

We have to Nurture this Ocean…

We have to Bathe in this Ocean…

We have to Know this Ocean.

HAPPINESS ……

It swims deep within all of us.

and just like Love, Wealth, Health & Success,

it is available to you.

Still yet…

other than waiting for Happiness and the like to happen,

Know that,

It is a Courageous, Conscious Choice.

The Peoples Goddess Salaam Jaha

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Motivational Speaker, Whole Life Coach & Spiritual Guide, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Wedding Officiate,  Minister of  Devotional Yoga, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Wife  of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High*

 Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at

 www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com

 Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

 

2013 The Year of Snake

Blessings Beautiful One*

My Heart remains warmed to know that you are still here. For this We give sincere thanks.

How’s it going darlin’?

As my regular readers know, I tend to share from my own life learning and Heart experiences. This month, several people asked me  “What does the year of snake signify and does it mean the world is ending after the shift?”

Since this month February is host month of The Chinese New Year, I decided to share words of clarity on this subject… the best that I have found for myself, thus far.

My prayer is that you are motivated by this share. I found it both personally and professionally… WOW!

By the way… The Animal Year re~cycles each 12 years. Every day, every year influences each of us. Yet those born in 1941,1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013 are officially “Snakes”.  Sssssssssoooo …… Keep Gliding Baby!!!

 The following data is

COMPLIMENTS of www.HanBan.com

The Introduction of 2013 Year of Snake

2013 is the year of the black Snake begins on February 10th shortly after the New moon in Aquarius, the humanitarian of the zodiac. This 2013 year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create. The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. It is the enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animals Signs. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve.

The Cosmic Element and Color of 2013 year of Snake
The 2013 year of Snake is Water Snake, Water Snakes are lucky with finances, they always seem to have money flowing their way. They are adventurous spirits and love to take risks. They are also very intelligent and often a wellspring of creative ideas. Water Snakes love to socialize and meet new friends. They are proud of their achievements, and also very thoughtful and considerate of others.
The colour of the 2013 year of Snake is Black. Black color is the Space, Arctic night, darkness on the Abyss, this is a color of deep waters. The Black Snake will bring people unexpected changes, instability, and changeability. That is why it is important in the year of Snake to plan everything beforehand, and evaluate adequately before taking any actions. You need to be more careful and cautious than ever. 

The Overall Trend in 2013 Year of Snake
The 2013 Snake of year has ability to read complicated situation quickly in a controlled manner which is good for business. Signing documents of any kind requires very thorough attention. 2013 horoscope predict it is a good year to begin important detail work. Research and investigation are supported. The Snake has sneaky energy that can be to your advantage. Look for the holes in the loop. A new-found ambition to greatness will inspire you to be all you can be, and provide you with the follow through to actually achieve your goals, And, 2013 year of the Snake also supports added responsibility,
But 2013 Snake need to watch for fanatical commitments since Snakes inclination to spend money quickly than earn them may produce tensions in personal relationships. Create a safe space to work from this 2013 year. The Snake likes protection, needs to feel safe and secure to utilize its special analytical skills. This is the year to make headway in slow and methodical ways. Things will definitely be accomplished as you focus forward.

The Common Character of People Born in the Year of Snake
People born in the Year of the Snake are reputed to be thoughtful and wise and to approach problems rationally and logically, seldom instinctively. Such people are complex beings, they are clever and men of few words from their birth. Their business is always going well, but they are stingy very often. They are sometimes egoistic and conceited. However they can be very active in their friends’ life. They are often too active, not believing other people and relying only on themselves. Snakes are also very insightful and naturally intuitive. If anyone has a sixth sense, it’s those born in the Snake year. This is partly what makes them so mysterious. Snakes come in all varieties of colors and patterns. And maybe that’s why people born in the Snake year love to appreciate beauty. People with the Chinese zodiac snake sign are very stylish, fashionable and have exceptional taste.

People born in the Year of the Snake also have a sure touch in money matters but are also inclined to be greedy and somewhat egoistical. Determined and ambitious characters of Snakes take their failures hard. They are usually very attractive on the outside and inwardly, that, taking into consideration their frivolity, can lead to some family problems.

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Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High* 

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at  

www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com           

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

January 2013: How did you Embrace “The Shift”?

Loved Ones ….

I am most happy to greet you on this new page! I WELCOME The WONDER of You & I with my full Heart.

As we embark on this new calendar of 2013, I choose this onset of a New Year and a New You, to celebrate and share with the rest of the world, how some of our human family embraced “The Shift”.  Below are messages I received from Beautiful People, such as yourselves.  “Enjoy … and let the Games of Gratitude & Grace Begin!

P.S. … I Love U MORE* 

Salaam Jaha

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Dear Sister of the Light,

I have been preparing and feel very, very blessed to be awakened to experience this paradigm shift which is birthing into a New World.

It is only a fraction of us who are totally conscious to bask into this vibration of Mother Gaia and comprehending the essence of that which is.

I have already made plans. Thank you for your invitation. I will be home starting Tuesday 18th 19th 20th for these 3 days will be a time to release despondent thoughts and recluse from the darkness.

As 21-12-12 arrives I will be indeed birthing and alighed with Mother Earth.

IT IS ALMOST HERE!! I AM SO EXCITED!! I have been waiting for Winter Solstice 21-12 12 since I was a child.. not being able to cope with all the negativities around me, which caused me to shut down my lower bodies.

HAPPY WINTER SOLTICE and to a New Beginning.

Blessings, in Light and Love

Nancy

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Sister Salaam

Yes, I heard and I hear . . . so thanks for sharing Salaam!

 Peace,

Ikim

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OMG!

I have no idea what is happening, what happened or what will happpen, BUT I FEEL AMAZING!!!!! I feel like something different is here! Like something good is about to blow up, even though I did not get the memo! I feel like … okay… let me say that once I stopped questioning and once I stopped trying to understand what you said was happening… once I let go of fear, it all began to feel exciting!

Instead of trying to understad “The Shift”, I let go and let it happen.

Its true what you say.  Getting out of your own way, so that you may become who you truly are is AWESOME!!!

I Love You Curandera Salaam and Thanks.

Thank you from me and my whole family, so much!

Your Forever Student.

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High* 

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at  

www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com           

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

December 21st 2012

Where Do You Want To Be When “The SHIFT” Happens?

We Welcome You To Come Along and Be Beautiful With Us!

Winter Solstice 2012

Rhythm Rise Revitalize Restoration Retreat

with Goddess Minister Salaam Jaha
& Enlightened Friends

in the Spirited Albuquerque New Mexico

@ The Beautifully Appointed Marriot Pyramid

Thursday December 20th through Sunday 23rd 2012

“Clearing The Old & Manifesting The New”

 THURSDAY DECEMBER 20th

6~9pm @ Marriot Pyramid

RHYTHM

Welcome Blessings

The Era of Enlightenment Satya Circle….. (Satya means Truth) A purging of old habits and belief systems to prepare for and inspire a new more authentic existence.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 21st

12 Hours of Power (Sunrise through Sunset) 6am ~6pm

RISE

Sunrise Solstice Temazcal Ceremony @ Kalpulli Teocalli Ollin (Community Sacred House of Energy)

A Temzcal is an Indigenous Sweat Lodge/Sweat Bath in the Meso-American tradition. The Aztecs, Mayans, and many other Mesoamerican cultures used this combination of heat, steam, and chanting, often along with fasting, and the use of natural herbs, to harmonize The Mind, The Body, The Spirit & The Soul.

(For your comfort, you are welcome to wear a bathing suit, sarong or workout clothing, though it is customary for the temazcal to be conducted in the nude. We recommend that you do not eat for 2 hours prior to the ceremony. Please bring a towel, a washcloth, sandals, a blanket or something soft on which to sit, drinking water, and, an offering to the altar (i.e. flowers, candles etc). Please do not wear jewelry as it may get excessively hot and cause burns. Buckets of cool water are available inside the temazcal so that you may cool yourself according to your preferences. If at any time you feel uncomfortable, please do not hesitate to express your discomfort to the temazcalera (o) and step out into the cool evening air. You will not be detracting from ceremony. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please feel free to discuss those with our temazcalera (o). We want to ensure that you have a safe, sacred and therapeutic experience. All who enter the temazcal are responsible for their own well-being. Anyone may participate in this ceremony, but caution is advised if you suffer from cardiac problems, low or high blood pressure, diabetes, claustrophobia, epilepsy or thrombosis (varicose veins). If you have any of the above conditions and would still like to participate, please speak to one of our temazcaleros. The Temazcal is a purification treatment that may alleviate contusions such as sprains or bruises, muscular tension and spasms, asthma, bronchitis, acne, and sinusitis, among many other minor ailments. *This is a TRADITIONAL Sweat-lodge and not a spa-like lodge. It is conducted in a sacred traditional manner. https://sites.google.com/site/kalpulliteocalliollin/temazcal

REVITALIZE

Celebrate the 1st Day of The Rest of Your Life @ Sanjevani Ayurvedic Health & Lifestyle Center for an afternoon into evening of Wellness lectures/talks, new life film teachings, nutrition consultations, treatments & services including whole life healing, yoga, tai chi, energy readings, pure food buffet meal and herbal teas. More expansive services (reiki, massage & acupuncture) available at additional cost.  http://www.sanjevani.net/

SATURDAY DECEMBER 22nd

REMEMBER

Sacred Site Tour of Pueblos

Experience treasured moments in time, on this scenic drive to Acoma Pueblo. Pueblos are modern and ancient communities of Native Americans in the Southwestern United States of America. The Pueblo people are located primarily in New Mexico. Pueblo people rooted in this region of the southwest are descendants of an indigenous Native American culture that has established itself over many centuries. Tour may include Cultural Dancing, Music, Drumming, Storytelling & Presentations. Journey includes our groups monetary offering for Pueblo.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 23rd

RESTORE

Beautiful New Day Blessings @ Breakfast*

$575

includes the ENTIRE BLESSED JOURNEY listed above PLUS … daily breakfast for those staying at hotel (2 breakfast per room), candles, flowers & break~fast with Temazcal, Round Trip Transporation to all Sites, Admissions, Offerings and Services.

 $225

12 Hours of Power 12/21/2012 Friday ONLY

Secure Payment at

http://salaamartsandinspiration.com/home/?page_id=14 

50% Refund through 12/13/12    *   Payment Non-Refundable after 12/13/12

HOTEL

For Marriot Pyramid Hotel Reservations call 1-800-262-2043 and refer to code Solstice 2012 or be directed to the Pyramid home page with the Special Solstice Rate already entered in the appropriate field (below) and quickly secure your room reservation!  Reserve the number of nights you want.

Room RATE of $99 is PER NIGHT (not per person)

Rooms are Double Occupancy.

Share with a loved one or friend and split the nightly cost!

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North >> OR  

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/abqmc?groupCode=solsola&app=resvlink&fromDate=12/18/12&toDate=12/24/12

TRAVEL

Please be sure to secure your travel plans before holiday prices rise.

For Further Inquiry or information email Wisdom@DrSalaam.com

It is Our Divine Pleasure To Serve You*

Nov’ 2012 … The Shift

3 Weeks & Counting.

3 weeks and counting until this precious moment in Humankind …
This Prized Moment in Time.

A Time of Change and Transition.

A Time for Harvesting of Souls.

It will not be a one day thing.

You won’t snap your fingers and have an overnight transition.

It is a gradual process that is born over a period of time…
of ALLLL of your yesterdays up and through each moment of now.

Winter Solstice December 21st 2012

This actual moment of alignment, it will cause the earth to pause.

An influential yet slight pause…

A Shift.

It is said that “as long as the solar system continues to travel around the galaxy in it’s predictable path and manner, on this particular date, we will eclipse the center of the galaxy. The earth, the sun and the center of the milky way may align. Then, at that moment, we will be cut off from the direct center of the milky way, depriving us of a particular energetic sustenance, we have become accustomed to.”

Though this may sound daunting, yet the Hopi People believe that this is a transition from the 4th World into the 5th World. The Hopi say,

“The war will be a spiritual conflict with material matters. Material matters will be destroyed by spiritual beings who will remain to create one world and one nation under one power, that of the Creator. That time is not far off. It will come when the Saquasohuh (Blue Star) Kachina dances in the plaza and removes his mask. He represents a blue star, far off and yet invisible, which will make its appearance soon. The Emergence to the future Fifth World has begun. It is being made by the humble people of little nations, tribes, and racial minorities. You can read this in the earth itself. Plant forms from previous worlds are beginning to spring up as seeds. The same kinds of seeds are being planted in the sky as stars. The same kinds of seeds are being planted in our hearts. All these are the same, depending how you look at them. That is what makes the Emergence to the next, Fifth World.”

One simple way of putting this is that “what goes around, comes around”.

Consider this a Re~Birth … an opportunity to embrace a new bright guiding spirit…..

An awesome opportunity to sweep away the old and usher in the new!

Make the choice.

Preside over this inevitable shift with Loving Forward Movements…OR
Smother yourself with ignorance and fear.

This is A Universal Energetic Alignment.

Dont be careful. Be Conscious.

Bid farewell to your lower self.

Get rid of negativity and nonsense.

Now … Light a candle for your Higher Heart.

P.S. Join us for Winter Solstice in Albuquerque New Mexico

Rhythm Rise Revitalize Restoration Retreat
Hosted by Goddess Minister Salaam Jaha & Enlightened Friends
Thursday December 20th ~ Sunday December 23rd 2012
Visit www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com “Restoration Retreats” for greater details!

Native New Yorker Pamela Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High*
Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at
www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com
Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

Oct ’12: What is The Big Deal About December 21st?

What is the “Big Deal” about December 21st 2012?

In recent years, the year 2012, the alleged year of “The end of the Maya Calendar” has generated great interest. Many have translated this prediction, to be the end of times… the end of the world.

In regards to the Maya Philosophy, they would be correct. The beauty in this is that this time stamped event in humanity will be “The End of The World, As We Know It”, YET, The BEGINNING of a New Era of Enlightenment.

According to Maya Philosophy, this calendar cycle beckons us all to “Doorways of Restoration … Pathways of Renewal.” It presents to us all, an extraordinary opportunity, to be able to come together to build community… to live, like love is always fashionable and may never go out of style!

The Maya culture prophesied the coming of “A New Golden Age” that will shift in the Universe. This shift would usher us into a new amazing reality, resulting in an evolutionary leap in human consciousness, dignified by Love, Harmony, Compassion and deeper connection with and to, The Divine.

NEWS FLASH… 2 months and counting, interest in this rapidly approaching date, is feverishly becoming contagious!!!! December 21st 2012, has acquired significant attention, all across the globe!!!

The funny part about it is that this day, will look like a day, just like any other day. It is improbable that anything obvious, of major significance, will occur on this specific date, for the shift has been happening all along. No bells and whistles darling, unless, of course, you create some!

I pray you realize that this is a gift. I pray you know you are worth the investment some call change. No worries about whatever you think you did wrong yesterday. All you have to do now is choose what side you want to be on… the bright side or the dim.

WE are the World! The shift of the world is born from all of us. The shift in your world, is born from within YOU! The magic is, the truth of the matter is, YOU can design the day to be of whatsoever significance YOU CHOOSE! You want more love, create an energy around you world that is loving! You want more money, create an energy in your world of prosperity! You want greater health, create an atmosphere and lifestyle that is happier!

Know that for all the days in your life you were going to start anew, for all the moments in time you were ready to make a change, for every “darn, I wish I had the courage” flare-up, for all of those “Why are you doing this to me?” outbursts, … this moment in time, this Winter Solstice, this dawn of a New Golden Age, this instant when the Universe is completely aligned to magnify your majesty, this December 21st 2012, is the most perfect day, in our lifetime thus far, to lasso up your Power Circle!

Be Crystal Clear about who sits in the front row of your life. Then Baby… Just Do It!

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Wife of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe Flo, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High*
Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at
www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com
Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

Sept ’12 Nature

Nature.

Nature I Love U.

For Our Matrimony is Sweet.

Our Matrimony is Sacred.

We are Unique in our commitment.
We are Harmonious by Universal design.
And when WE choose to Celebrate the intertwine of our Miraculous Existence,
We discover Mother Earth and Father Sky.

How Enchanting is Her Wisdom.
How Masterful is His Plan.
For just as All Blessings are born of Your Greatness…
Difficulties are resolute, once brought to Your Hands.

Yes Nature.

I Do Love U.

Just the thought of U makes me giggle.

People look at me and wonder why I Am laughing, when nothings seemingly going on and no one else is around.

Perhaps they are not awakened, by the Cleanse of your Rain.

Perhaps they’ve not heard your Whispers in the Wind.

Perhaps they have yet to embrace, the Majesty of Your Trees.

Perhaps they’ve danced not, with Fireflies… nor spooned in front of a Fireplace.

Perhaps they have never felt, Rose Petals beneath their bare feet.

Perhaps they have never tasted, raw Honey ‘tween 4 soft lips.

Perhaps their sacred has never trembled, amidst the roar of a Waterfall.

Perhasp they have never surrendered, to the Healing Power of their 5 Senses.

Perhaps they have never known the Honor of being 50.

Perhaps they have never….

Truly never…

Been in Love*

Native New Yorker Pamela Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Wife of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High*
Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at
www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

EMAIL: Wisdom@DrSalaam.com

Aug ’12 The Clock is Ticking…

The Clock Is Ticking

4 Months to A New Existence.

4 Months, 2 weeks, 3 days and few hours until Winter Solstice December 21st 2012.

As I am parked here, at my literary creative space, a familiar force compels me to sit back in my seat. The spontaneous breather in my work day intrigues me. Excitement sets in. I sigh, sway back and take stock of my great appreciation of my life… of my time, my talent and my energy.

“The CLOCK is Ticking. (tick tock)
Another Minutes gone by
AND we’re so Busy
We don’t even REALIZE
WE are Growing Older
OUR days are GETTING shorter
Time WAITS FOR NO man….
In this LIFE span.
So keep on CLOCK.
KEEP on TICKING clock
You will STLL BE ticking,
Even when our Hearts have STOPPED.
So keep on CLOCK.
KEEP on TICKING clock
CARRY ON clock.
Just KEEP TICKING clock.”
(My Arts Mentor J Ajala Williams)

August 1977.
It was then, that transforming summer, a few weeks before junior high school resumed, that my Ajala, who insistently became my mentor, introduced me to that song.. his song… his mantra… which became “Our Mantra*

“The CLOCK is Ticking. (tick tock)
Another Minutes gone by
AND we’re so Busy
We don’t even REALIZE
WE are Growing Older
OUR days are GETTING shorter
Time WAITS FOR NO man….
In this LIFE span.
So keep on CLOCK.
KEEP on TICKING clock
You will STLL BE ticking,
Even when our Hearts have STOPPED.
So keep on CLOCK.
KEEP on TICKING clock
CARRY ON clock.
Just KEEP TICKING clock.”

I remember that “Who Me” day, hiding my greatness, just to give others a chance to be called upon.

Wait….. My Goodness! Was that really 35 years ago? Where does the time go?
Really. Where does and did the time go????

“So keep on CLOCK.
KEEP on TICKING clock
CARRY ON clock.
Just KEEP TICKING clock.”

I Am Clear…..

To continue to move magnificently forward with my today, I am best equipped with having resolved my yesterdays.

I pause printing any further on my “To Do” list.
I reflect, via emotional download, on the multi~dimensions of people who have brought both incomparable inspiration and power building pain to my life… My parents, my siblings, my children, my husband, my comrades, teachers, students, mentors, neighbors and faithful friends.

Awareness…….

Everyone! Truly EVERYONE I have “”EVER” met, has a life ALL THEIR OWN, a real true life, THAT has crossed paths with mine. AND I DID NOT nor COULD NOT ORCHESTRATE ALL OF THAT!

“So keep on CLOCK.
KEEP on TICKING clock.”

I Believe ……

The Creator… The Universe… Mother Earth… Father Sky… Source … does not make mistakes.

Someone said, that Einstein one said,
“Coincidence is Gods way of remaining anonymous.”

I Laugh and Agree and Believe……

For every song there is a season.
For every encounter, there is a reason.

When I made 39, I spent that whole year into 40 resolving matters with everyone in my world I could think of. Instead of finding fault, which is the easiest thing to do, I simply focused on the BIGGER Question… “Why did we meet? Why did our paths cross?

As a remarkable result, of embracing the art of self inquiry, TODAY I Celebrate Being Blessed by all I have known, because of all I’ve been shown, which contributed to the way I have grown!

Once you have respect for time, you will have greater respect for your existence and the existence of others. For the truth of the matter is, the reality you live, takes form, as real relationships happen.

As the WORLD turns still, this next four months, consider taking an assessment of your journey, your encounters, your unfinished business.

Why not Do it now? Who garaunteed you tomorrow Darling? There is no such thing of “too small” an act. Everything matters. Everything one counts. Everything.. is on Purpose.

Yesssssss, yes yes! Ready or not like it or not, the world is turning!!! Of course it is, for The Universe has always been spinning. Such is what I embrace as “The Magnifient Magic of “Evolving”.

How about you?
Are you waiting to see what happens or are you evolving too?

If you are have a question or doubt, then simply … humor me. Humor You!

Consider spending your time and encouters more authentically, more wisely, in full transparency, so the light may come in. Perhaps, in this new Era of Enlightenment, you may be on top of the game, instead of “it” being on top of you.

“WE are Growing Older
OUR days are GETTING shorter
Time WAITS FOR NO man….
In this LIFE span.””

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Wife of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High*
Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at
www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com
Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

July ’12 Ayurveda… Eat Your Medicine*

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the worlds oldest known medical science originating in India over 5,000 years ago. Ayus means “Span of Life” & Veda means “Knowledge”.  Ayurveda teaches that Humans and Plants have a Spiritual Relationship. It teaches that…

The Essence of Plants is The Human Being!

What is an Herb?

 Herb is generally a loose term, used to describe any plant that has health benefits to humans. When herbs are taken as food in Ayurvedic preventative practices, they are actually supplements to the main dish in the form of condiments, spices and beverages.

Herbs enhance the healing powers and nutients of the main dish. Herbs and spices enhance the bodys ability to absorb the foods nutrients. Herbs open up the whole person to benefit psychlogically, emotionally and spiritually, simply from eating food.

Spices and Herbs are concentrated forms of Natures Healing Intelligence.

Herbs help cleanse toxins from the body.

Herbs help transport the healing value of other components of the diet/meal to the cells, tissues and organs.

 Honor Your Temple

Respect Your Existence w/5 Sensory Wellness

Color, Aroma, Sound, Touch, Nourishment

According to Ayurveda, each meal should be a feast for all of your senses!

Every week, try at least a few new foods, in addition to the familiar, adding herbs in new ways, so that your taste  buds and digestion are constantly exposed to some new stimuli.

“When your plate refects an appealing variety of colors, textures, flavors and aromas, your digestive juices start freely flowing in anticipation. This digestion is vital for optimal functioning and wellness of the whole body temple.”

Your body, mind and heart are now fulfilled, simply by the eating experience. One again, reinforcing the belief system of “you are what you eat”.

To be in alignment with nature, is to be in alignment with Source.

To be in alignment with Source, is to be in alignment with Ones Authentic Self.

 To be in alignment with ones Authentic Self, is to be restored to Your Original Greatness!

Now…

Happily, Healthily & Herbally 

We Can Collectively Heal The World*

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe Flo, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High* 

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at  

www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com 

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

June 2012 … Self Preservation*

It is the #1 Law of Nature.

I respect it with my whole Heart.

You may want to respect it with your whole Heart.

 Self Preservation

 It is the innate desire to stay alive.

 It is an instinctive behavior that ensures the survival of self, via protection of oneself from harm or destruction.

 Self Preservation

It is universal among living organisms.

 Self Preservation

Even on an airplane, you must place the oxygen mask on yourself before a child.

Self Preservation

How amazing is it that our bodies are majestically designed to feel pain and discomfort when something is wrong with our natural self.

Self Preservation

The discomfort is so that we are inclined to stop the pain. So, how and when did this natural healing communication get so far away from us that we seek un-natural means to resolve painful issues?

Self Preservation

If you listen… you may hear your earth crying.

Self Preservation

Are you bothered by your world not being all you want it to be? Are you disturbed by rumors that the world may end in December 2012?

Self Preservation

Authentic Rumor has it that, “You Are what You Eat”!

Self Preservation

If  it is true that “We Are The World”, then is it more than possible that to “Save The World” we would have to listen to natures S.O.S and “Save Our Selves” first?

Self Preservation

Consider taking the powerful pleasure of being beautiful on the inside & out.

Self Preservation

Preserve Thyself by Walking in The Light, Running with The Wind,

  • Dancing Amongst The Stars
  • Breathing Love,
  • Listening to Your Cells,
  • Hugging Trees,
  • Speaking Truths,
  • Sharing laughs and
  • Laughing Out Loud,
  • Singing to Your Organs,
  • Helping Teach The Babies,
  • Honoring Elders, 
  • & Nourishing Your Body Temple with Flowers, Plants, Spices, Fruits & Vegetables “Every Single Day!”

Self Preservation

Preserve Thy Self.

Preserve Our Planet!

Self Preservation

If you listen… you may hear Mother Earth crying out to her children….

Self Preservation!!!!

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe Flo, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High* 

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at  

www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com 

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message* 

May ’12 …. L O V E

LOVE*

Many people ask me profound questions such as… “What can I do to make things better in my life? If there is a God, how could God let this happen? How could God be so mean? What can I do to make things better in the world, so the world won’t end in December? Is it really going to end?”

I feel humbled by their inquiry…

Not because it is a foreign question, yet because my heart saddens at the knowing, that their question eluded the inquisition of self.

Before I reply, if I am going to reply out loud, I silently pray for their Power of Readiness.

I pray for Readiness, for in my decades of service, I’ve discovered that most people searching for answers, fight the answer you give or share, if it is not the answer they want to hear. Which means… They already had an answer.

In their inquiry, they secretly hope you reply to their question.

So many times… when they ask… “What can I do to make things better in my life? If there is a God, how could God let this happen? How could God be so mean? What can I do to make things better in the world, so the world won’t end in December? Is it really going to end?”

I reply with the best possible reply I Know.

LOVE.

What you can do is Love.

Give Love, Show Love, Spread Love & Be Love.

Then…

One Sunday afternoon, I struggled myself. I struggled with the harsh pain filled scary news I received about a loved one. I searched for the same comfort I do my best to offer others. I applied my own life liberating tools to my self healing, yet still I cried. Then, after purging without obvious progress, I looked up.. and I said… Mother Earth Father Sky, I Am Struggling. I am stuck. What shall I do? What shall I do???? I am giving it all I’ve got and now I can hardly pull up on my strength.

Majesty, I need your help. Tell me… Guide me to an answer.

Please Creator…

Give me a Sign.

I saturated my Spirit in my shower.

I blessed then wrapped my hair.

I bowed down at My Altar to realign my Soul.

I adorned my temple with colorful, cotton, flowing clothing.

I stepped out onto the avenues of Faith.

To my dismay, I saw a similar search for comfort, in the faces of my village.

And just before I could begin to contemplate their pain, the Voice said,

“Turn into Here”.

I searched the shelves of “Here” for “Why”.

Then… with a whisper of the wind to guide, it was there.

A Sign.

A Literal Sign….

And it read, LOVE.

“Love is Patient. Love is Kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

… it keeps no record of wrongs. it keeps no record of wrongs. it keeps no record of wrongs. it keeps no record of wrongs. it keeps no record of wrongs. it keeps no record of wrongs. it keeps no record of wrongs played over and over in my face. Those words danced off the sign and into my Heart.

LOVE keeps no record of wrongs. This was the gift inside the gift.

This was what I needed to lift my Spirit and Restore My Soul.

These words welcomed me to Push Past the Pain and Plunge into The Power, by not focusing on what someone did wrong to us, yet on the Readiness to Accept what was already written on our life paths. For I know, like I know, that The Creator places on all of us, no burden greater than we can bear. It reminded me of the blessings that come from living in the moment of forever… with acceptance and not judgement … with courage and not fear…. accepting the cards life deals us, feeling, believing then knowing that the strength to carry on and the power to heal will all~ways be in Love.

Love Heals.

It can save us…

for it is an eternal circle of self inflicted situations, stamina and acceptance, that truly does, make the world go …. Round*

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe Flo, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High* 

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at  

www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com 

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

April ’12 … Peanut Butter & Jelly for Whitney*

15 years since Cindy, 6 years since Lisa, a couple months since Whitney

and I can still feel the void, the unanswered whisper cries, the ”til death do we part, no I don’t mean this way, WAIT I’m not finished, the kids, I’m trying, I’m so tired” pain. 

This Sisterhood Sufferring … No more. Not okay. This 2012 42nd Annual Mother Earth IS A New Day! So… This one goes out to all the Ladies… In honor of the Ones who were courageously vulnerable enough, to Love, to Trust and to Give so selflessly, “The Message”, to those of us still here. Our Selves, our sisters, our mothers, our daughters, our best friends, our Whitneys,

OUR WHITNEY …

Thank You QueenSong Sister.  The Message is Clear as your Voice.

Know ThySelf, Honor ThySelf, Love ThySelf, Heal ThySelf,

Re~CLAIM ThySELF!

… and for all the brothers, who as supportive Kingsmen,  with wisdom filled egos respect and treasure, that the Heart of the sandwhich, is what dances in unison, between the two pieces of equally, sensationally sliced bread.

Peanut Butter & Jelly

It was 8:45am. 

I was setting up the auditorium, as usual, preparing my performing arts session for my students. 

One of the teachers came in. 

Walking behind her was a little boy… head down… hands behind his back. 

Teacher said, “Ms. Salaam, Justin’s parents called me last night.  He has something he wants to say to you. 

His mother said that on Monday, he asked her if he could prepare something for you, for Thursday.”  Mom told him, “It was late and Thursday is 3 days away.”

Justin told his mom “Ms. Salaam said to always be prepared in advance”.

Mom insisted that he go to bed. 

Justin insisted that he could not.

Dad came home saying. “I remember being in love with my teacher.  Let him stay up and do what he needs to do to prepare his gift to her.”  “Mom laughed and obliged”, said the teacher.

I smiled, bent down and extended my hand to him.

“Justin, what do you want to say to me?”

Justin said sweetly, “Ms. Salaam, you come here every Thursday and you work with music for 4 hours of classes and you never take a break.  You just keep working and working until all of the children are happy.” 

I replied, “Yes Justin.  That’s because I love my work.  I don’t need a break, but thank you so much for thinking of me.  I appreciate your being so thoughtful.” 

Then, Justin brought his hands from behind his back, revealing a white paper bag.  He said, “Ms. Salaam, you are too beautiful to be hungry!” He gently handed me the bag.

In it was one half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, 2 plums, 2 fruit juices and pack of cheez-it crackers. 

He said, “I am going on a class trip now.  I know you finish at 12:30.  I will eat my lunch at 12:30 too, so we can feel the spirit together.  I have the other half of the sandwich in my bag.  Let’s eat at the same time.” 

Justin touched my face, looked me directly into my eyes and said, “Okay?”

His words took my breath away.

His kindness exhilarated my heart.

At that Present Moment, I truly realized, no man had ever loved me… Well!

I hugged him, kissed him on his forehead, held the bag close to my heart and barely said, “ok.”

I left school at 12:30, ready to eat my sandwich on my walk to the train.

At the streetlight, there pulled up the school bus.

Justin was peering at me through the window, his half of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich in his hand. 

Our eyes met. We both smiled and bit into our halves.

An 8 year old boy had set the standard.

I thought I had lived and learned.

Justin revealed that I had never experienced unconditional love before…

Until that Present Moment…

Until Now.

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe Flo, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High* 

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at  

www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com 

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

March ’12 … Yellow Cab Angel *J15

Life Lottery

“I Don’t Believe in Saving” he said. “Everyday is that day! What you make is for the moment. It’s not for yesterday or tomorrow. It’s not for worrying about how much to spend and save. The money I make is for whatever I want to do when I want to do it. I travel. I pay my bills. I drive my cab off and on. I have a business. I sell my business. I go study in another country. I learned import export in china. Now I am driving because I don’t have the money to start the import export business. Yet, I am going to Taiwan in April to celebrate the anniversary of my coming to this country from Pakistan. I will continue to live and learn more. Life is so good!  I don’t have stress like my father, who built a house for 17 years, a house that was more like a palace… then it burned down. In my country, we don’t have insurance. So, my father just starts again, saving to build another house … another thing to show off.

I am not like anyone in my family. Everyone in my family says work hard… Work hard to get what you want. But me, I am the first in all generations of my family, to own a business. Me I am happy all the time. They are not. They are always stressed. I believe in God and I will always do good. They are good too, but they don’t understand why I am not working like that, all stressed out working hard for things that mean nothing.  I live life everyday, not hard but happy!

What is your name?

Salaam!?

Oh what a beautiful name!

Peace, right?

Salaam Means Peace.

Salaam…

Did you get your lottery ticket?

No????

Thank you for your sister putting in your numbers and getting tickets for you, but PLEASE Salaam…

Get your own.

Salaam… Listen.

I want you to get your own.

You have to get your own ticket Salaam.

Always  “YOUR OWN”. No one should be doing that for you!

This is too big.

Please, when I drop you off…

Look we have 3 more hours… when I drop you off, please Salaam, please get your own ticket.

Thousands of people are on line. I saw on the news, so many people on line in the dessert, where there is only one lottery location, just to have a chance at one of the biggest  winnings of money ever!

It’s so crazy Salaam! The energy is high. This has everyone wishing, hoping and getting excited!  

Yes, I have my ticket and I want to win!

What?

Oh wow, I will do so many good things for people who really need it.

Please. you have to get your own ticket too and feel it in your hands Salaam.

WHY???

Because. Now… in this nice ride in my car, I meet you and we are talking great things like two wonderful people in the world. Imagine what could happen if we both, two God loving wonderful people WON?

You see.

I can see you are thinking Salaam.

I have my ticket, now thank God for your sister, but PLEASE Salaam… now that we talked, I know who you are. We are introduced at this time, at this moment today.

I know that good people meet to help each other.

I also now know that if I win, I will remember your address. I will come to your building and find you and share my winnings with you.

Because we are … We are both good!  Only good people will do good things with that money.

Please Salaam, get your own ticket.

Yes, that is my name.  

Salaam, I will never forget you or this moment.

Ahhh yes, that is a much better way of speaking it Salaam.

“We will always remember this moment.”

How wonderful are these ideas we are talking about!

*J15. Yes, yes that’s me.

What’s that?

Thank You Salaam.

You are right.

I will do great things for other people and still get my dream car.

Yes Salaam.

I promise.

You are so kind and your heart, it is so good.

You make me happy to be your driver on this night.

Of course Salaam.

I do want to win.

But now, I am most sure…

You Must Win Too!

Feb ’12: Gratitude 13

It was Friday the 13th 1999… the Day of Alfred Hitchcocks 100th Birthday.  I wondered as I held desperately to the railing of the train platforms edge…

“Who else with me realized this irony?” 10:24pm Friday the 13th 1999… the Day of Alfred Hitchcocks 100th Birthday. This was that day… that telling day that most refer to as my accident, yet I came to know as “My Experience”.

13 years later, another life experience joined the ranks of my most defining moments.

What is this 13 thing I have going on?  In my dreams, on my flights, I consistently have before me, 13 roads. 13 Choices, 13 Journeys, 13 Paths of Power. For as far back as I can remember, 13 has consistently been laid out before me, eyes wide shut, heart  wide open.  Now, in 2012, my “calendar mania character” has me in a mindset of “Who shall I become in 2012, so that I may be ready for the impending magic of 20″13″?

What I know for sure is that all of those experiences, those defining moments that brought me extreme pain, challenged my emotional and mental stability and sometimes even … my faith. I call those moments “My Experiences” because I know they were not accidents. Nothing ever really happens by accident… does it?

I believe that in the Divine Order of things, for every song there is a season and for every happening there is a reason. In my opinion, an accident can happen IF you have an experience YET instead of growing from it, you embrace the role of victim, wallowing in self pity saying “why me, why me?”

I pray it is an accident, when one voluntarily places themselves on the starting line, on the race down the road to despair.

In my evolution, I have come to appreciate, that accidents do not compute.

I am most grateful, to have been blessed with the Wisdom, to overstand that…

 I grow from the scariest and toughest of Experiences.

If you believe in the Illuminated Power of the Human Spirit, if you overstand that from sleep interrupted to a serious injury, your life force continues to propel itself through your Will and Dreams, if you believe, I mean truly believe to the very core of your soul believe that there is a Masterful Creator of the Universe and all things within, you will know that there are no such thing as accidents, yet quite probably instead, you will know that “To Be Challenged is To Be Chosen”.

How else can our spirits fly? How can we become greater daughters, sons, parents, sisters, brothers, friends, husbands, wives, families, communities, nations and people?

How do we become our personal best, if we dont pass an ultimate test?

How can we comfort and uplift a loved one, when they have “their experience”, if we have never graduated from an “experience” of our own? To be challenged is to be chosen! No accident there! It just may be the Creators way of saying ‘You Are Ready”, to see more, to hear more, to know more, to do more! From that, you are more empowered to learn more, teach more, earn more! Then, you and all who cross your path may “Be More!”

Dont get me wrong. Better yet, please get me right!

This is “My Experience” , my enlightenment I am sharing.  I confess that I have not weathered every storm like the undaunted captain of a most majestic ship! At times, I have been frightened, hurt, confused and angry. Then… one day… the day when I was clearly ready…. my inner strength, my God, the One that I call My Soul, showed me visions of wisdom, courage, beauty, serenity, health, survival and love.

This is my Gratitude Letter to the number 13, as well as to all of you heaven sent angels who helped me, inspire me, to keep my wings from falling, all those moments in my life, as I again, learned how to FLY! Your messages, sweet note cards, texts, smiles and personal assistance have all been essential stepping stones on my road to my excellence! My experiences have been such for you too. You had to learn to deal with me differently than usual, if I allowed you at all. In those moments, I was a different self. Still, you were there… You are there, spirit lifting mine, our hearts growing forward. For that, I express eternal gratitude.

Lets be ecstatic to be alive! Lets embrace all lifes happenings, with an Attitude of Gratitude and feel blessed to be chosen! We are a new birth! We can give each other greater worth!  All we have to do in 2012 is our absolute Divine Human best.

Then, 2013 can be all of our LUCKY number*

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe Flo, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High* 

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at  

www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com 

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

Jan 2012: Push Past The Pain & Into The Power

PUSH …

Happy New Year !!!! Healthy New You!!!

Now let’s get on with the business of “Legitimate Living” and cut right through the chase!

I know.

You were expecting me to gently slide you in to this all foreboding 2012 calendar .

Well fellow humans……. My assignment this moment is otherwise. First, you must realize by now that I am predictably, unpredictable. Secondly, far better than gentle, my intention is to point you face forward, spot on, straight into the bulls eye, of your Individual Greatness.  Why such intensity you ask?  Because, dear Hearts, in this University I call Life, your Individual Greatness is the pre-requisite for Our Collective Good and The Collective Greater Good is what our planet needs!

 2012 Celebrations all respected…Now is the time to PUSH.

We could discuss many details here, yet that time has passed. You have been blessed with a whole year of data and direction from Us, via our Monthly Motivational blog DrSalaam.com. You may even revisit such motivation in our archives, if you need a refresher course. For this January 2012, this here and now is for Progress … and to make Progress in this new “Era of Enlightenment”, NOW is the Time to PUSH… To PUSH Past the Pain and PUSH into The Power.

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE BY DECEMBER 21ST 2012?

If you don’t know what your purpose is, if your are still in the process of discovering or “unveiling” who you truly are, because The Creator is not finished with any of us yet, consider this as a novel idea….

 One of the reasons “YOU ARE HERE”, on this planet, is To Discover “Your Purpose”!

There comes a time in your life when you realize that if you sit still or stand still, you will likely remain at that same point all of your life. Perhaps this time already came. Perhaps this “new year” is it. You realize or realized, from personal or external examples, that if you fall down and then stay down, life will probably pass you by.  

“If I sit here… just sit here, I will always wonder what would happen, if I got up… and walked over there… and sat there… just sat there… instead of here.”

Newsflash… in order to discover anything, you have to Stand Up, Stand Out and Explore!

Life circumstances may not always be what you want them to be.  Nevertheless, they will always be what you allow them to be.  It is not the circumstance that makes or breaks you. It is how you handle the circumstance, your response to the situation that may make or break you. What we want to do is to Remember to Remember to PUSH… To PUSH Past the Pain and PUSH into The Power! For once you step into your Power, Obstacles may become Opportunities.

 Take that “P” out of Pride and RIDE!!!!!!

Ride the wave of the one and only thing you need to get going. Only living people have it. It is with you while you sleep. It is with you each time you wake up every day.

Yes.  Breath.

Are you breathing life into your hopes and dreams or are you holding your breath, angry at the people, (including yourself), places, belief systems and things holding you back?

Come on Baby. The Time is NOW.  Join your Own Journey and stop watching, holding your breath, from the shadows.

PUSH Past the Pain and PUSH into The Power!

Enough about what happened and what you are going to do if only……

Yesterday has made you the survivor you are today. The past is merely a reflection of what you are capable of making it through…. A blueprint actually, of where your strengths anxiously await the wonder of your arrival.

WELCOME HOME SELF! 

YOU ARE ALIVE in one of the Most Significant Eras in Humankind!

Instead of worrying about or questioning the road your life has taken, celebrate the fact that “You Have A Path” at all!  Truth of the matter is, the journey is far more  growing than the destination. Walk your path with FEVERISH PASSION screaming “I AM HERE”. Faith Restoration is at hand. Review yesterday ONLY so you may revive today.  The Journey The Journey The Journey is A GIFT! It always brings you the Point … Powerfully Progressive “PRESENCE”. 

Launch this Enlightenment Era with your arsenal of brusises, then kiss them goodbye with your liberating lips. Set your table to devour the Divinely Driven You…. Savor Your Survival Sister! Butter Up Your Brilliance Brother! Be Confident and Courageous with what you bring to the table!

And if you don’t have any value for the meat of the sandwich, then you may as well “Just Eat Toast”!

 

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe Flo, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High* 

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at  

www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com 

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

Dec “11: 90 Days On My Remarkable Road to 50*

Dear Hearts…

I have missed you.

Shucks… I have missed me too :)

This months blog is weeks after my “regularly scheduled blast”… not because I was too busy or procrastinated or grew weary. What happened was, life showed up and gave me a big scary surprise.

I was literally sitting at my computer, enthusiastically typing away at what was intended to be my “Growing Up or Growing Older” blog post, when in the midst of it, I began to experience a major discomfort within in my face. The best way I could describe it… it felt like a balloon was inflating behind my nostrils at the top of my throat, in the back center of my skull! I jumped up and began to spin around, all the while pulling at my face and head in an unsuccessful attempt to rid myself of this seeming involuntary asphyxiation.

What is HAPPENING I tried to scream, running into the bathroom….. hot towel, steam, neti pot/nasal wash… into our wellness studio… aromatherapy, stretching, bouncing, breathe baby BREATHHHHHE!

Within an hour, healthy happy me began to see my life flashing before my eyes. In fear of suffocating, I threw on my clothes to make my way to a hospital emergency room, one of my least favorite hang outs in the world. In that mindset, I knew I had to immediately begin the process of shifting my thoughts and feelings into a more favorable state, IF I intended to continue to be Gods primary player in the saving of my own life!

I could use this next paragraph to discuss the unfortunate foolery and unethical bedside manner I initially received, yet I will progressively defer to the points of knowing and care that led me to my ability to write to you this day.

Heart….

It came down to decades of wear and tear of my heart (based on western medicine), an imbalance of pure heart giving and not enough receiving (based on indigenous medicine) and a perilously low deficiency of hemoglobin (both worlds agreed).

Truth….

My diagnosis does not define me.

Though my reaction to it, very well may have. 

Joy…

My conscious human lifestyle, 3 years of integrative healing studies and my daily “kitchen kures”, likely sustained my existence, while my heart was silently suffering.

Resolve….

Time for me to regroup & restore… Ya Think!!!

In this fight to regain my physical freedom, I had to Choose My Weapon Darlings!

  • Growing old or Growing up?
  • Growing Up or Glowing Up?
  • Getting Older OR Aging Grace-Fully.
  • Aging Gracefully or Gracefully Growing & Glowing?
  • None of the above?

I GIVE THANXXXXXXX, crazy loving thanks, for The Courage to Modify my Mindset, The Power to Magnify my Minutes spent, The Wisdom to Know Who I AM and the Passion to Pursue Who and What I further intend To BE!

I will “Remember to Remember”…

“Healer Human … Hug Thyself”

In this new world order year … How about You?

I beseech you beloved..

Please …. Choose your weapons wisely, too!

Align your Power Pockets!

Equip your arsenal with your Wit with your Wisdom because 2012 is proclaimed to be a fiery one!

Start at the end by embracing the Blessings of LIFE and Give a very special “Thanks” to the Big Graduations as well as to the Seemingly Simple Successes of 2011!

If you are sad or struggling, Look “Confidently” in the mirror and say “It’s been REAL 2011, yet you did not know who you were messing with! We have scraped our kness on your hills, slid to edges of your cliffs and alas… We have weathered storms in your shade.”

EVERYBODY……..

Join me and “Start Now” on your “Healthy New Year Happy New You Resolutions!”

Visualize standing at the top of Mystical Magic Mountain 2012 and Join Me, Join Healing Hearts, as We prepare for Our Enlightened Liberating Landing!

Click your heels three times and meet me at the flip side of the calendar!

Baby Just Do It because “The Best Is Yet To …..

Here We Come!

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe Flo, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High*

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at

www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

Nov “11: Moral Courage … The Miracle

Moral Courage

Why are so many people leading lives of quiet depression?

Do you?

How did we get here? ….

Yes… I said A Collective WE!

How did we get here….

this unnatural point of spiritual demise,

focused on social judgements, physical measurements and material possessions?

How did we allow ourselves to get here?

What’s the payoff?

Huh?

The world will get better…

Beloved Human, Your World, My World, OUR WORLD is going to get better when WE get OUR Individual EGOS and OUR COLLECTIVE heads out of the sand, BACK into the Ray of the Sun and RISE to the Opulence of Mother Earth….

 of which we are Divinely designed.

Why are so many people leading lives of quiet depression?

Do You?

Are You?

So what are you going to do about it?

The Miracle is not that you are just waiting for something better to happen.

The Miracle is that,

with you all you have done to make it to this day,

You have still yet to discover,

that The Actual Miracle…

Is YOU*

Think Different. THINK DIVINE!

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, President of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Spiritual Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of a plethora of Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe Flo, Lover of Life, Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans and most importantly, Happy Humble Honorable Servant to and of The Most High* 

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Blessed 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at  

www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com 

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

Oct ’11: My 1st 30 Days on My Remarkable Road to 50

The Heart List*

Count Down… 7 whole days to my 49th Earthday! It started with a quiet, giggly review of my list …“All The Things I Ever Wanted To Accomplish, Have or Experience by the time I Make 50!”  It’s a good list. I won’t say a great list because I already have a great life. Okay, okay, it’s a Great Good list.  Ha!

For more than four months, I knew I was having an all out dance party on that special day. Yet, on the 7th day before September 27th, I realized a 49th bday bash was not actually on “The List”.

Hmmmm, what was on the list that would launch me into this new era, “My Road to 50”, with style? Something that I’ve always wanted yet never had the confidence to do. Excuses included everything from my tummy pouch to not wanting makeup. Truth was… I was afraid of not looking HOT! So what did I decide in place of that mere mortal predictable bday bash? “My long overdue Sensualexy Photo Shoot!”

It was a party I never imagined… just the 5 of us. Alzarah the Producer, Aminah the Videographer, Shannon the Photographer and Fatima the Makeup Artist… WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK IT? I was nervous and excited all at once. “Super Ready Me?” … a year ago I could not even imagine “Me” allowing four people to run my heart, let alone direct my life, for a whole 6-7 hours!

Nevertheless, I was determined to schmooze myself into an experience of “letting go and letting God”. Yes, yes I know I do this all day in service to others, as well as in fulfilling my daily life assignments. Still… my being vulnerable in front of the camera? Wwwwelllllll, even though I articulate lectures to hundreds, I have never completely ever felt photogenic or comfortable with all eyes on me. That my friend’s is why the photo shoot WAS on the list in the first place. Yesss. I confess. I HAD a discomfort with allowing the Fun me to undress.

Oh, you thought the list was just full of things that were shiny or fun? Did I mislead you darling? (lol) You must know by now, with me, there is usually almost definitely a life lesson in the mix! With the shoot, I knew I would have to put myself on blast, because “the camera does not lie”. I was determined to submit to my insecurity of being focused on and reverse such madness to having the courage to show more of who and what I truly am… Fun, Fierce, Free & Fabulous… without apology ©

Knowing I would use this shoot for my forthcoming campaign, the experience forced me to go deep into my buried feelings about society’s expectations and obsession with body image…. Size, shape, weight, complexion, hair, age…. Oooh People… I promise you… untamed curves and wavy nerves… I want to publicly thank and applaud my Team of 4, for the graceful professionalism they honored me with. After blasting that music, singing with the girls, with them patiently, lovingly treating me like I was a Delectable Doll … Baby… the Sensualexy Photo Shoot was ………….

Can you spell H-O-T-T-T-T-T!

Every girl should do it! Alright fellas, you can do it too. Yet, the emotional journey of being comfortable in your own skin, for women and girls… well, if you are not conscious, that emotional vampire somehow can find it’s way to infiltrate every atom of your existence. With this act of defiance, a photo shoot or a like act of vulnerability, surrounded by people who love and respect you as you are, this act brings self truths to the surface, adding a chapter in your book where the face of vulnerability can sweetly become Victorious!

This was how I set off my 1st 30 days on my road to 50 and the sweet just got sweeter! The only official appointment I made on the actual day was to engage in a enlightenment reading with my Spiritual Advisor. All week, I was blessed to receive beautiful cards, well wishes and earthday songs, from near and far. My brother and his wife blessed me with something that was on my list for at least 25 years AND they did not even know it! Yes Elvis, eat ya heart out baby! I finally got my first pair of blue suede boots!!

To top it off,  my mom sang her classic happy birthday song. At the end she asked, “how old are you now my beautiful daughter?” I thought jokingly of course. When I charmingly replied “49”, she gasped, coughed, lost her spit and with sheer disbelief, mom exclaimed “Whaaaat? When did that happen? How old is your little sister? Does your husband know?”

That my friends was the most ha, ha, ha, hilarious moment ever, letting me know for sure that this journey is going to be Alllllll Gooood!

Phew. So now I have 335 more days on this Remarkable Road to 50! Just enough time to learn guitar, barter with a vocal coach, start a band, get my pole dance on, launch a global motivational campaign, host an international retreat, secure at least one multi million dollar book deal, have my school become professionally accredited so to educate thousands more, become Spiritual Advisor to the Stars, officiate a gorgeous group wedding,  produce a LOVE concert to help heal (as some call them) the terminally ill and a dozen more BIG little things to propel Light & Wellness throughout Our Universe ****

I hope you have a “Good List” too!

If not, be inspired to write one now! How about you write one before your next 30 days. Whatever you ever wanted to do, to be or to feel, “The Moment Is Now”. Who guaranteed you tomorrow? Make your list and check it twice. Yes some things can be naughty and some things can surely be nice.

If you are really living Dear Hearts, go ahead and kick any and all worries of tomorrow to the curb! Embrace loving yourself as you are today!  For Heart sake, wear your fancy clothes to the cornerstore! Find “FUN” in the courage to fulfill your own dreams, regardless of those insecurities in your head.

BABY JUST DO IT! FOLLOW YOUR HEART LIST!

Best case scenario …

You may actually discover that contrary to popular opinion, Your Life Can Be Truly, Vulnerably, AMAZING!!!!

Native New Yorker P. Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, Principal of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Whole Life Guide, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Pocket Books with Power Truths, Recipient of multiple Achievement Honors & Awards, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents , Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe Flo, Lover of Life and Teacher/Mentor to Thousands of Deserving Humans*

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Joyful 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

Sep ’11: 49, Focused, Fierce & Fantastico!

Who says I can’t be Spiritual & Sensualexy?

In July 2010, I experienced one of the numerous blessed journeys of my lifetime, thus far. I was granted the outrageously outstanding opportunity to study, at The University of New Mexico, Traditional Medicine … African/Native American/Mexican Medicine of Mother Earth with Indigenous Healers. Not only was the journey a learned one, addressing all aspects of our human experience … physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, it was too a journey that left me with many many answers, yet just as many questions!!

Last month, in the midst of my 30 day Restoration period … the countdown/count up to my 49th Earthday… as my spirit danced throughout my own heart and head, enjoying the ongoing perplexity of “which comes first… the question or the answer”, I reflected on my first day back in circulation, in my Harlem NYC neighborhood.

“D*** Girl! You look great! You are way too sexy to be spiritual! How old are you now anyway?”

“Seriously sis… You Look HOTTT! What the hell? How can you still be a Minister looking like that? You’re going to have to cut your locs!”

“Salaam… welcome home!!! I thought you told me you were going away to study. You look like you had an incredible vacation! Where did you go again? Who did you go with?”

“Within” I said. “I went With – In.”

As I approach this age of 49, with girlfriends, sisters, colleagues and clients ages being a decade or so above or below mine, I find myself inundated with questions, conversations, belief systems, fears and insecurities about aging, menopause, weight gain, lost elasticity in thighs, crows feet, unhappy vaginas, fear of being alone, fear of dying alone, self anger due to settling for less than harmonious relationships, not marrying “The One”, dissatisfactory careers, jealousy of daughters and twenty year old girls, envy of those who got boob jobs, wishing they had the money and courage to get a boob job, fibroids,  lack of orgasms, longing to travel, caring what everyone else thinks, too tired to do it now that you retired, “why are the children I raised so ungrateful” and dozens of more ravings with the ultimate question to my ears having been…

“Is this all there is?”

 In my Heart … I quietly sashay from listening… into sad … into, “This is not okay”.

Hearing, seeing, feeling, KNOWING that so many women, the Mothers of civilization, with all that we are, with all that we have contributed to humanity… how did it come down to so many saying, “I don’t have the means, faith and/or courage to become and love who I truly am?”

As a Human, as a Servant of The Most High, as a Wellness Professional, I have cradled many people in my arms. My shoulders have absorbed rivers of tears. My ears, yes, my ears have been a safe haven for thousands of confessions and heartaches. Yet my eyes dear hearts, alike our beloved brother Reverend Dr. King, “My eyes have seen the Glory!

I GIVE THANKS for MY WONDERFUL LIFE and I am CHEERING for your Wonderful Life Too!

The good, the bad, the ugly, the indifferent, I embrace the attitude of ‘I Always Win!”. Nope! I don’t have an incredibly fit body or a flat stomach, though I am in the process of it! Yes, I have confidence, a sweet smile and a sensational sense of purpose. YET, I also still cry from burying my sister and my brother, 3 life changing incidents that still wiggle me, stretch marks, scars from falling in the gap of a train platform. Nope, my children husband, students and friends don’t always listen to me. Yes, I am honored and respected by many… surely because I express honor and give respect. Nope! I was not born into a trust fund or death benefit, still looking for that rich uncle, nor was I the recipient of any financial scholarship. Yes! I started my businesses from scratch, always lived within my means and maintain to this day, 49 years strong, a profound appreciation of life learning & love, with a reputation of Absolute Integrity!

After some bold, brave pondering, I ultimately made the decision to celebrate… to honor my 49 Fabulous Years by flipping the switch… by turning up the volume on “Aging Gracefully”, inspiring our Sisterhood and our brothers too, to mentalities, spirits and lifestyles of “Faith Yes … Fear Not”, letting the whole world know that “growing up never meant getting old” … that “Life is for the Living AND It Is What You Make It”, that, that… that, that ever running commercial “Be all you can be” boasts a slogan that may too, “inspire you” and not solely be an opportunity for high school and college kids, in search of self… that being “BLESSED” means sharing your gifts, spreading your wings, singing your joy and showing what it looks like to have breath, to have life… that you appreciate, value and love, Love LOVE YOURSELFFFFFF … Like its going out of style!.

September 27th 1962 marked the beginning of my unwavering, wholehearted embrace of my life assignment of Love & Leadership Servitude! So what did this perpetual teenager actually say she was doing for her 49th Earthday?

I intend to continue to inspire humanity by being “Free to be my Spiritual Sensualexy Self! On this Revitalizing Road to 50, by the Grace of God, I WISH to inspire “Millions” by being More Faithful, Fierce, Fabulous, Funny, Focused and Fantastico Than Ever!!! Bookmark my SAGA and get ready because I am about to step out of my (even if you never knew it) step out of my shy shell!  Oh, you thought I was brave already? Well, family, I promise you that, whatever I did those first 49 years, “THE BEST IS YET TO COME!”

Soooo, Sing With Me, Talk With Me, Walk With Me, Fly With Me yall … with a BIG JUICY Happy B’day to All of Us! Why live in fear of the end of the world, when you can live in peace & prosperity, exhilarated about every single brand new day? I Give Thanks for our miraculous meeting, on this extraordinary journey, we call Life. Let’s Do This!!!!! Meet me on the “Just Do It … Make It Happen Road” from now through the whole of 2012!

P.S. I Truly, Truly Love You and Thank You for Being My Faithful Friend*  Lets Sing …

 ©     “There’s A Ribbon In The Sky” … Stevie Wonder

©      “Living My Life Like Its Golden” … Jill Scott

©     “I’d Risk The Fall, Just To Know How It Feels to Fly” …. Alicia Keys

©     “Whisper Words of Wisdom ” … The Beatles

©      “I’m Going to Live My Life ~ The Whole World Would Know, I Was Here” … Beyonce

©     “I Could Have Freed More, If Only They Knew They Were Slaves” … Harriet Tubman

©     “Live As If You Were To Die Tomorrow. Learn As If You Were To Live Forever” … Gandhi

©     “Do Ordinary Things with Extraordinary Love. If you are humble, nothing will bother you… neither Praise nor Slander. Because, you know what you are. We realize that what we are accomplishing is a drop in the ocean. But if this drop were not in the ocean, it would be missed.” …  Mother Theresa

 

Native New Yorker Pamela Salaam Jaha is Founder/CEO of SAI, Salaam Arts & Inspiration LLC, Principal of The Salaam School of Wellness Wealth & Wisdom, Proprietor of Eve’s Room Wellness Studio, Eve’s Elixirs and Eve’s Aromatherapy Organics, Founder Executive Director of GirlSpirit~WomenSong Inc, Co-Principal of Jaha International Wellness Ministry, National Holistic Health Practitioner, National Family Development Professional, Universal Life Interfaith Minister, Wedding Officiate, Author Publisher of Tiny Books with TALL TRUTHS, 6th Child and 4th Daughter of her Savannah Georgia born parents 7 children, Mother of 2 Dynamic Daughters, Husband of one Devoted Husband, Grandma GiGi to Sonnet, Bam Bam & Chloe and Teacher/Mentor to Thousands*

Enjoy a Glimpse of her Joyful 5 Sensory Whole Life Success at www.SalaamArtsandInspiration.com

Her Life is Her Magical Motivating Message*

Aug ’11: Teaching the Teachers * Powering the Parents

The Great Back to School Launch!!!

That’s right, I said it …“Who are you calling a Single Parent”?  I suppose that if  the term “single parent” did not have a disapproving connotation, I would not choose to ask such a question.  In my almost four decades of serving … working with and for young people, educators and families, I have discovered that students, parents and teachers alike use the term “SP (Single Parent)” as a reason for being “less than”, “incapable” and/or  somehow “deprived”. At times, even young people, who I know to be of exceptional skill, attribute their lack of attaining a particular goal to being a child of a single parent home.  Now, do you truly think this is a natural way of being OR is it possible that this belief system of an otherwise “I know what I like” child, is a learned thought pattern and/or behavior?

What about homes that do have the traditional two parents? Would I say this is an automatic winning model? Guess what loved ones, my vast expertise of experience has assured me that its ABSOLUTELY about Quality and not quantity!  Yes, I bear witness that a harmonious two parent home may be the ideal environment for raising a healthy well balanced child.  Such is natures design.  For that matter, a home of four leading adults, two parents PLUS the blessing of grandparents is a magnificent, almost extinct, traditional blessing for growing and guiding our children. Nevertheless… if  the relationship of the adults in the family is not peacefully positively progressive, the quantity of two remains minimal and the quality of living is less than a child deserves.

What about teachers, educators and the school/classroom setting? From where I sit, it seems that our country is more focused on test taking and making the grade in a few specific academic areas, than it is on the “whole” life learning role, the role I know that most teachers played in my life as I grew up. Whatever happened to a healthy balance of academics with inquiry, penmanship, sportsmanship, exploratory skill/trade development and educators working hand in hand WITH parents?

Children of all ages, learn what they live! If the adult generation today has to constantly be reminded of the courageous men and women who paved the way for our greater human rights experience and socioeconomic existence, who are we to expect that our children will automatically “get it”? As the people whose shoulders our children stand on, it may behoove us to “Remember to Remember” those whose shoulders lifted us all up! “Progressive Presence” is the Gift we are charged to bring to our children! If “Progressive Presence” is the gift teachers bring parents and “Progressive Presence” is the gift parents bring teachers, “Progressive Presence” may likely be the gift our children bring to their own self worth … confidently contributing to their lives, our lives and the world!!

If a husband/father goes off to war and loses his life, do we commonly refer to the mom then, as a single parent or a widow? 

Now before you ask it, let me say it.  I am happily married to a wonderful man.  Yet, before my beloved and I graced each others lives, I was divorced from my childrens’ father for 17 years!  I know first-hand the dynamics of one adult heading a household with children.  I simply made an adult decision, dedicated to the “Whole Wellness” of our 2 daughters and proclaimed, “Our living separation would not define our children’s situation”.  

If you find this concept mute or pointless, I beseech you to humor me for a moment and consider how embracing this formula could revitalize parenting and teaching alike.

100% + 100% = 200% divided by 2(50%) = 100%. 

Explanation …

If each parent is responsible for 100% of 50% of the parenting partnership, then technically this will give the child a total of 200% of Parent Power. 

Therefore, if any circumstances remove one parent from the household, the child is still blessed with a 100% Whole Parent!

Now isn’t that a revolutionary concept… a Whole Parent!  I suppose with this formula some may say, “see… the two parent home is greater!” Alas… remember its “Quality over quantity darling! Too, it’s merely an example to get your attention.  The fact of the matter is, if we all believe from the start that we are 100% capable, no matter what the circumstance, then we have a win-win situation. This, beautiful people, applies to parents, teachers, aunty’s, uncles, all of us because ALL ADULTS ARE PARENTS!!!!

What I know for sure is “All of our futures” depend on All of OUR CHILDREN receiving the best that we have to offer!

So, how did I, Madame Salaam, as both a parent and a professional serving tens of thousands, develop and maintain a whole parent mindset that helped and still helps me to sustain a solid foundation for the global community? Strategic Forward Thinking Goals with Love and Solution Driven Actions with Care!  No need to twist my arm. Here… I’ll share a few tips from my Whole Teacher Whole Parent Hit List;

  • Always make sure that Strengths stand out greater than challenges (individual, family and classroom), so you can “Build with Confidence” on what you have, being clear to identify “How” these strengths may help Overcome Obstacles…
  • Always live within your means (balance your household budget and don’t overspend), simultaneously including your youth in the family/home managing process…
  • Set goals and action plans and share them every week (at least)
  • Surround yourself with “Progressive People” and be sure your children know who these people are and why they “Sit in the front row” of your life… 
  • Make a firm, yet loving commitment to take great care of Yourself, doing the best you can, thereby being the greatest role model! My 8th grade English teacher, the Beautiful Ms. Usdin, was “immaculate” in her demeanor and presentation every class for 2 years. She remains my greatest inspiration for “Presentation”. My mother and father ALWAYS looked healthy, were well groomed and left the window wide open, to the family and professional responsibilities they both cried and cheered about…. Even if they did not know I was watching so intensely* wink wink!

*And about that Back to School Shopping…..

The GAP is more than a retail store!

Okay. It’s less than a month into school. Your back to school shopping could be over by now.  Students are looking good and fresh.  Your children are ready to wear the latest and hottest gear.  Even if your child is sporting a school uniform, you still may have had to spend time in the stores to purchase footwear, jackets and educational items.  What’s next?

I am sure that by now, you realize that one of  most children and especially teenagers favorite pastimes is shopping.  Specifically, when teens shop, they experience an adrenaline rush that sparks their imaginations, reduces tension and opens up their willingness to talk and explore?  If you did realize this, did you also recognize that “Shopping  Sprees are Golden Teachable Moments”?

Countless parents find communicating with their teen to be a tremendous challenge that creates a GAP in the family structure.  Go figure, the child feels the same way, but has no idea what to do about it, except to be angry and/or quiet.  A “whole parent” has to be on top of their game turning life’s experiences into opportunities.  So before the next reason or season to shop is upon your family, think about these

5 Tips from my ‘Bridging the GAP” hit list…

  1. Discuss the shopping budget with your teen beforehand, not waiting until they pick out their desired purchases then saying “So you really do think money grows on trees huh?”
  2. Include them in the home and budget planning process. Be honest and communicate specific details with your teen.  Believe me, they will understand better than you think, respecting your honesty and integrity much more than a daily reminder of how you sacrifice working two jobs just to take care of them.
  3. Check out books and/or magazines together to get an idea about what their tastes and interests are.  This way you can prevent your jaw from dropping while going into shock at the fitting room!
  4. Ask your child about the trends and the role they feel fashion and style plays in having a healthy positive image.  “How do you feel about” OR “What would you like to do different?”
  5. 5.     And for a real stretch, when you want your child to try on something that you feel will look great, return the favor and try something on that they feel will look great on you!

There are numerous ways to build the relationship and close the communication GAP between parent and teenager.  Shopping is one really great way. The shopping experience introduces a wide variety of possible conversation topics… local travel, sports, arts & culture, people, tourism, fashion, trends, music, economics, etiquette and so on.  Yet remember… a conversation is not a lecture mom and dad. Please, as a favor to me, take a moment to remember your inner child  Shopping gives the whole family a chance to have quality time, share imaginations, spread  love to the public, laugh out loud, play dress up and relax your inner with their outer child, by being free & silly together!

Remember … Our Children Rock “YET” Terrific Teachers and Whole Parents Rule!

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