My favorite songs off of the new sir album, Something New, D’Evils, War and Summer in November. All around it is a great album. He is consistent with his sound and music. It is a shame he does not receive mainstream radio play, soon come.
TDE is doing a good job with their artists, and I am excited to see the new LA upcoming artist with their labels and expansion and transformation of black music business. With the consciousness of the artist comes the consciousness of the music and the creativity.
Sir’s voice is a cafe serenade. You can listen to it anywhere, and it allows you to move through deeper self introspection on the matters of Love, Love, Love. Relationships. It’s relatable, juicy, and soft-like good head on the thirdish date lol.
I like D’Evils because it reminds me of what my good friend calls the country love life. Since having my sun, my world has slowed down immensely and I literally live one day at a time, honoring the day, the highs and the lows.
I was speaking with my sadu sister about how vipassana created a safe foundation for me thrive on with motherhood. This experience ( a 10 day meditation which is really like 12 days, retreat in Joshua Tree) at 9 months pregnant found an inner strength that gave answers and promoted an environment of equanimity for daily living. We literally meditated for 10 hours a day, did not speak, only ate, slept and meditated, with our occasional breaks for walking/napping. This power of steadfastness magnetized in my 3 day labor, a home birth, which moved its way to the hospital, ending in a c-section with the spinal shot.
3 observations about the Big C.
1. They strap you down.
2. It feels like your body is burning.
3. Uncontrollable shakes.
An tip that helped my recovery: I drank a ton of coconut water immediately after my operation/birth to cleanse out the toxins from the "meds" in my body(even though they don't want you too), as well a ton of chlorophyll- since you lose a lot of blood in the operation.
My anticipated Kwabena sun which manifested himself to Kwame, Aquarius Rising Taurus Sun Pisces Moon born 11lbs 2 oz , the late night/early morning after Malcolm X bday.
It kept my head cool when my partner and I were unjustly involuntarily institutionalized and investigated, for exercising our medical rights for our child
Racism becomes 10 times more real when you birth a black child into this realm.
Navigating myself through this new way of being, is a space of transition: gently molding myself from Lauren Wolley To Mama Lauren . I find myself once again in a vipassana like situation raising my sun, breast feeding every day, all day, giving baths and laying in the sun, being present in this presence, is in essence our Ashram, sacred space, simple life,something our grandmothers and grandfathers taught us about. . Living in between a space of excitement for my cultivation and overwhelming for the sacrifice- but I breathe, I slow down. I basque and big up the small moments which minimize the feelings of loss/lack.
I find solace in good music, good food, laughs, triumphs, moments of communication and clarity, growth, and of course that chaotic, creative free space of everything from the unseen.
Sir affirms this for me- even when I was 40 weeks pregnant...
Sir makes you sexy, makes you feel, reflect and create an ambiance of some sort of human connection/thought/touch/experience.
Something New reminds me of “the Great Love Affair”.
But aren’t all love affairs Great!
Define Great Love:
1. Mystical & Compassionate
2. Growth & Forgiveness
3. Inspires creativity
4. Makes you smile through & through
(the short list)
Seeing the Greatness in the act or separation of togetherness.
and Surrendering to the separation of the togetherness is the evolvement of the true love we have inseminated in this universe. Transcendence in love comes with Understanding the impermanent nature of it all creating the peace, and the compassion the heart needs.
To ovastand this is sometimes beyond Our or Our Partners earthly knowing/understanding.
I want to operate in a dimension where there is no conditions and blocks on this idea of relationship cultivation, expansion , and growth.
Some lovers are here for a season, a lifetime, and few are here for infinity, discriminating between the three is a skill, that changes everyday because nothing is permanent..lol.
In this relative space, fear dominates so much being that we fuck ourselves with ego and judgement / reactions based ideals of “good” / “bad” rather than a liberation and understanding.
Black love is truly complex and simple at the same time. Polarity at it’s finest.
The imprinted mystical love journey and connection, transcends this dimension, magnetizing and operating at multiple universal planes.
It’s vibration so deep despite non physical contact continues to manifests itself in all realms. And so it is. Connected by the breath.
Knowing despite what season you are in your journey with your lover you can always start fresh, start again. True love is an act of releasing and receiving. And so it is. We breathe together.
Check out Sir's album November out now :)