The thing about love is that it’s an inside job

I met the love of of my love a few months ago,

I got lost in his and forgot me!

I forgot to feed my soul,

I forgot to tend my garden…

what a mistake that was!

It’s so easy to get caught in the feelings and forget self,

Reality is one needs to be selfish with self!

Feed self!

Love self!

Nurture self!

Tend to self!

You cannot offer what you are not!

Love is an expression of internal flow,

Create magic within,

And magic will appear externally!

Love self fiercely!

Love self fiercely!

Feed self!

Love self!

Only them can you love another!

Nothing can substitute self love,

Not even love from him!

rachel

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Love, I am 30

My real birthday is June 1st but my certificates says June 4th. My dad messed up the days between my sister and I. So today I am 30, officially!

I am grateful for love

I am love

I am surrounded by love,

I am swimming in the river of love.

I am unfazed by judgement,

I am not ashamed of the woman I am,

I am in love with me!

I am in love with my blue eyed man,

I am in love with life!

Judge me at your own risk,

I don’t harbor any hate towards you,

I only pray it makes you happy!

At least as much as I am!

rachel

At Home, we Eat

She yells “cut the head off!!”

This is our meat for the night,

Cutting heads, cleaning the intestines and removing the feathers off our meat,

We fry the intestines and gizzards on grandma’s old pan,

Grandma cooks the rest on her gas stove,

She cooks uphuthu nemfino,

The smell of oil and curry fills the kitchen!

It feels good to be home

rachel

PS: I am sorry if the picture offends you, receive my apology. I ain’t sorry I am writing this though!!!

Mind, Body, Soul and Heart

Ain’t it funny how we teach and train the mind for so many years in schools,

But nobody teaches and trains the spirit , the body and heart…

Is it a wonder then that the we have become egotistic robots?

Is it a wonder then that we don’t know how to trust, we don’t know how to eat, we don’t know how to love?

We are good at judging, like I am doing now.. but we need to invest in ourselves.

As taught in school, problem solving steps are:

1. Identify the problem

2. Find alternative solutions

3. Apply best alternative

4. Go back to step 1

Not so bad after all…

rachel

The Conundrum

Standing atop the mountains

Screams could be heard,

The eldest son was killed by Bab’Mkhize.

Bab’Mkhize’s youngest daughter is sad,

She is however relieved.

She knows the hurt will stop,

She knows she won’t have to play with the big black snake anymore.

The village is in commotion.

The policeman, the deceased baby brother wants justice!

Bab’Mkhize is in handcuffs,

He doesn’t mind,

At least his daughter will be safe from the monster.

How can he make sure the daughter is safe if he is prison?

rachel