Monthly Archives: September, 2022

Girlfriends are Mahogany Blessings to the Gullah/Geechee Nation

As my appreciation for mahogany grew, I never thought that it would cause me to truly find its meaning amongst the trees in the Gullah/Geechee Nation as I sat in a circle of women that would strengthen one another as the ancestors encircled us in GODly energy that protected us. Mahogany was what brought us together to honor the healing energy that enters the souls of those that are truly open to it as they traverse Sea Island soil with those of us whose roots are inextricably tied to this land. That healing energy brought about love, laughter, clarity and “Girlfriendship.”

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Queen’s Chronicle: Black Legacy Journey Part 3-River Soul

Suddenly as I stood along the river in Chattanooga, I could feel my late brother Ron standing there beside me. I could hear our voices blend together as I realized I was saying out loud, “My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”

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Queen’s Chronicle: Black Legacy Journey Part 2-Gullah/Geechee in Tennessee

I was barely in my seat when I saw the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida on the screen. I knew in that moment that this being a destination that I was determined to get to was not for naught. I felt immersed in the bush arbor once again. I refrained from clapping as much as I wanted to. I wanted to break out into a shout in this moment that was filled with peace.

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Queen’s Chronicle: Black Legacy Journey 1-I Feel a Song in My Heart Again by Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee

At any point in time that my soul gets weary, I find myself asking that question, “Lord why’d you enlighten me without the enlightenment of all my folks” and I get that same answer as in the song, “You set yourself on a quest for truth.” Yes, I am still thirsty for truth and that is why GOD must have put it in my heart to stop simply singing about it and to go on a road trip back to Tennessee.

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