Affirming Sacred Vision: Dissertation Manifestation

“Sacred” by Paul Lewin
In my previous post I shared how I create “incantations for manifestation”. As a graduate student, its important that I keep my vision for my dissertation in the forefront of my spirit-mind. On the front of my planning journal (I use a Hobonichi Techo Avec) I have my research inquiry formatted in a way that is inspirational.  Each day, as I open my “hobo” the first thing I see “Sacred” by the artist Paul Lewin and my dissertation inquiry.

It’s important that you keep your vision in the forefront when planning how to use your time. I would encourage you to find an inspiration image and write out a top priority vision – place it in the front of your planning journey. Start your day by affirming your sacred vision.

Incantations for Manifestation for Summer 2017

Sum 17 AffirmationAt the beginning of each season I set my intention for what I want to manifest. It’s a three-step process I learned from my wellness coach Asara Tsehai.

To begin the process, you need to be in quiet reflective state. Begin by doing a body scan meditation. Placing your hand over your heart, ask you body the following questions:

  • What is my THEME? – what is the overarching theme for this season?
  • What am I willing to RELEASE? – what activities, ideas, processes am I willing to let go of in order to manifest my theme?
  • What am I willing to say YES to? – what activities, ideas, processes am I willing to embrace, practice, do or be in order to manifest my theme?
  • What do I DECLARE? – what is a short declarative statement that affirms all of the above?

Remember – at each step check in with your body…take deep breathes…get out of your head and allow your full-self to speak.

Once completed, type it out on a pretty piece of paper and put it in a journal. Read it daily as a personal magic spell. Literally work them as incantations for manifestation.

May 2016: Bay Area Black Graduate Student Group Gathering

Some of you may have completed your journey and others are still on the road. Either way…let’s celebrate the end of the 2016-2017 Academic Year.

Share your challenges and triumphs. Tell us about your presentations, conferences, publications and plans for the Summer.

As always we will do our monthly check-in and see what the needs of the group are and be in community.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

May 28th at Coffee with Beat 11am – 1pm

February 2016: Bay Area Black Graduate Student Group Gathering

For the past two-years we have come together on the Second Saturday of each month to share our journey in graduate school. Starting this month we’ve moved the meetings to the 4th Saturday.

10268703_10207011487298885_65288633286506898_nThis month we will be formally bringing these gathering under the education offering of Sankofa Cultural Institute.

Our theme for this months’ gathering will be African-centered writing. Bisola Marignay will do a 30 minute presentation on the topic.

As always we will do our monthly check-in and see what the needs of the group are and be in community.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Saturday – February 27th  – 11:am – 1pm

African/Black Psychology Research: How to Apply Afrocentric Research in Your Academic Writing

Streamed live on Aug 12, 2015

This informative webinar will provide an overview of resources available for African-centered research and how to apply an Afrocentric theoretical framework to your papers. Examples of journals, articles, and books will be provided. Information on African-centered organizations and conferences will be made available.

African/Black Psychology provides a holistic, optimal worldview from which to characterize Black cultural norm. It is the study of thoughts, behaviors, feelings, beliefs, attitudes, interactions, and well-being of Black people through an African-centered lens.  Black Psychology is also a tool for which to view the soul through the principles of Ma’at, a spiritual code of conduct based on truth, justice, harmony, and balance.

African/Black psychology pre-dates Western psychology and provides Afrocentric models of study, therapy and interventions that can be applied in the social struggle for more humane environments. The contributions of early Black psychologists are often unacknowledged and excluded from mainstream academia and clinical training.

Adeeba Deterville, PhD student, Transformative Studies and MCP Program Coordinator has been a member of the Association of Black Psychologists for over twenty-years. Her areas of focus are African-centered Psychology and Spirituality, specifically cultural Identity development.

African/Black Psychology Research