From mid-September to early November The Veil is thinner than normal. The Veil acts as a barrier between the physical world and the spirit world. Think of it as a sort of spiritual bridge that the spirits or mortals must cross over in order to communicate freely.
As I am able to see and hear spirits and have empath abilities this energy has had a strong effect on me. On Sunday and Monday I had virtually no sleep. I could feel a strong vibrational energy coursing through my body. I half expected to experience sleep paralysis but luckily I did not.
Work was very intense but the lack of sleep only tired me, bizarrely it did not affect my ability to function. We had many meetings to kick off the new work parcels and I was on-boarding our new analyst so I had a lot of things on my plate. As she still does not have access to the database I had to send her the metadata she needed to do the mapping. This obviously impacted my own progress.
This week we held a workshop with a female executive and after the meeting some of the men on the team were slagging her off and insinuating she was stupid. I suspected that it was because she is a woman and I got very annoyed. I blurted out ‘well she seemed far more intelligent than anyone I have met on this project’ and turned to flounce off dramatically but unfortunately my laptop was still plugged in and it caused me to get yanked back to my desk. It sort of ruined the drama of my exit. Bloody typical.
Misogyny is rife in many South African cultures. By African culture I’m not limiting this opinion to only the various tribes, I’m including many other cultures and all colours. This is part of the root cause of the high levels of gender based violence.
Norm also had a busy week of meetings and he attended the launch of the newly formed Africa Scotland Business Network. ASBN is “a dynamic, Scottish diasporic network based in Africa connecting the fast-developing African continent with the progressive spirit and booming industries of Scotland”. It is described as a fully independent membership network of businesspeople and companies founded by a diverse team of successful Scottish and African entrepreneurs.
As we were both so busy we had a lot of takeaways. I had sushi from K1 on Monday night.
I always order it with no ginger but the prawns must have been next to the ginger during prep as it tasted strongly of ginger. But it was still edible.
Norm cooked many of my favorites on Friday night: fillet steak, onion rings, chips, creamed spinach, butternut and coleslaw and it was delicious.
Norm bought a ramp for Navajo to use to get into the back of his new truck. Navajo can’t jump due to his back and leg issues. We tried using the Pomeranians as examples but it wasn’t a success as Panda nicked the treat we were using to tempt them.
Excuse my rubbish video skills.
We will keep trying until he’s comfortable and next time we will keep the other dogs out of the way to reduce the chaos.
Norm was up early on Saturday to catch a flight to Johannesburg. He brought a frothy coffee to me in bed and headed off about 9am. There was a protest planned in Hout Bay from 9 to 11 but he was going the opposite direction and got through with no issues.
I was scheduled to perform at a Sacred song circle marathon and I was so tired I almost decided not to go, but I didn’t want to let everyone down so I dragged myself out of bed.
I had my second morning coffee on the porch with the dogs. It was a beautiful, hot, windy day.
I had breakfast and showered and packed my drum, rattle and a sarong to wear over my trousers. In our culture you wear a skirt or a dress in a mixed ceremony or if you wear trousers you cover them with a sarong. We had each chosen a colour of the medicine wheel to wear. I chose black as I have loads of black clothing.
My friend Michelle came to my house then I drove us through to Scarborough. It is a gorgeous drive along the southern peninsula and the coast is so wild and beautiful.
The song marathon was held in a large bell tent laden with thick blankets and had a large alter in the center.
There were many different performances over the weekend and songs and chants from many different spiritual cultures.
A group was just starting when we got settled into a section of the tent. They were singing songs from the natives of the Brazilian shaman culture and most were in Portuguese but you eventually manage to join in as they are sung a few times and we were all given song sheets. This is the type of sound but not necessarily the same songs. It’s just to give you a flavour.
Our drum circle was on next and Gerri had brought our large communal drum. We sat in the central part of the tent.
There were 7 of us performing. Jess was the drum leader and we sang some songs in several African languages and in many of the languages of various North American Native tribes. We had passed out sheets of lyrics and many people sang along with us.
We started welcoming in the directions with the Cherokee morning song, WE N ’ DE YA. We then sang many different songs. The Women’s Honouring Song is one of my favorite songs that we sing.
We sang in Yoruba, a Nigerian language.
And in Lakota. I also love this song.
It was incredibly warm drumming in a closed space and I was dripping with sweat when we finished. I was exhausted yet pulsing with the energy of the spirit.
We did not stay long after we performed as the dogs were inside the house on their own so we headed back up the coast road. It was even more stunning on the way home!
There were lots of kite surfers as the wind was blowing a gale.
After Michelle left I popped down to the shops for something for dinner and once I fed the dogs and ate myself I showered and then collapsed on the sofa to veg out. I was exhausted.
I saw there was a new series of ‘End of The F***ing World.
It is full of murder, intensity, black humor and all around bizarreness. Just my cup of tea. I love it!
It has a brilliant soundtrack of a lot of retro music. If you are on Spotify here is the link.
I give the series and the soundtrack 5 Kitten Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Today I am relaxing with the dogs and resting up for another busy week at work. Norm flies home this evening.
I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.
Until next time Kisses from the Kitten xoxoxo