Day 13 of #gratitudeisgrowth ...today is the last day as it is the new moon tomorrow which i am really looking forward to, but that doesn't mean we can't continue expressing our gratitude and sharing it with the world every day! This challenge I set for myself & anyone else who joined in, has helped in reminding me of all the things that I am grateful for and also all the things that I forget to appreciate in life. And today i am grateful for my creativity. I am a creative person at heart and most happy when I am expressing my thoughts and feelings through art. When I was a little girl I would hide myself away in my room, reading, drawing and writing. I wanted to be a writer, a painter, a dancer, a rapper amongst so many other creative crafts. And every birthday that came around, i would recieve some kind of art tools or books. We all have different ways of expressing ourselves and there is always something creative to put your mind to even if you think you are not a creative person. I lost touch with some of these fun things I'd spend so much time doing when I was a child and recently I've been reconnecting more with those things and it feels great! I am grateful that I have a fantastic active imagination, ideas and inspiration. Because this is after all what led me and my sister to create powerful activism movements like @theearthlingsexperience ...and we take so much inspiration from all of the art around us without even realising it day to day, we can usually get an idea of the feeling that the artist is expressing through their work and isn't that so beautiful? Grateful for my creativity and learning to explore it more. I spent this evening drawing again and it feels awesome. And this piece of magick is almost finished! Truly from the heart, thank you creativity! 🙌🙏💞☄
Death toll climbs to over 400 in Sierra Leone floods
19 AUGUST 2017
Heavy rains threaten other parts of the capital Freetown as number of dead rises to more than 400.
The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has climbed to more than 400 people with hundreds still missing in the stricken capital.
Mass burials held in Sierra Leone for mudslide victims
Burials and recovery efforts continued on Friday amid the threat of further disaster.
The Red Cross put the death toll at 409 after flooding and mudslides shook Freetown on Monday morning. "Today we are counting more than 400 people dead," Elhadj As Sy, secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, saids in Geneva.
Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, said the toll "may rise", noting the number of people still missing.
The UN humanitarian agency said it still hopes to find survivors "but the chances are getting smaller every day". READ MORE: Sierra Leone mudslide - What, where and why?
Large-scale burials have begun as an estimated 600 people remain missing. People continue to search through tonnes of mud and debris amid the remains of mangled buildings.
Sobbing and covering their noses from the stench, relatives stepped around corpses lying on the ground outside the morgue, which was overwhelmed, as the sheets covering them were lifted. "I came to identify my uncle in particular, but I couldn't find him," said 30-year-old Hawanatu Sesay, after her turn came to look through the morgue. "Let his soul rest in peace," she said through tears.
Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris, reporting from Freetown, said some people had lost hope in finding the bodies of their relatives. "There is that sense of hope among people that some of the bodies can be found and will be given a decent burial, but there are also people who have lost hope that their relatives have been buried without a proper procedure," he said. "We are talking about hundreds of people who are missing, so the operation now will be focused on the areas that were destroyed by the mudslide." ￼
PRAYERS UP 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Sending some extra love to anyone feeling sad, stressed and overwhelmed today. I know how easy it is to project ish onto others when you're not feeling well and it's dang easy for the other part to then go into defense/attack mode and you both end up projecting ish back and forth. Recognize the lessons given in the situation and recognize when you or someone else is out of alignment and bless the hell outta the situation and everyone involved, because we dun need no more drama in this world. A MILLI BESOS 💖💖💖
Taking a break.....still filming at 2:15am, but our movie is so cute, I can't take it! 😀He (Kristoff - yes ladies, from Y&R) had the sweetest scene just now with Ms Vivica Fox. The most heartwarming family rom-com for Christmas release! 🎄I play Louise, a quirky NYC corporate exec. #setlife#soundstage#coffeeoverload#stayawake#delirious
As I lie down to rest tonight I am thinking of all my brilliant and heart-open friends who have been writing about brave love, refusing to propagate hate, and admitting they're not perfect with their fellow man but they're willing to try harder. It's so moving and admirable to hear so many voices stirring to support each other, to transcend self and love unconditionally in these complicated and often disheartening times. Like each leaf unfurling to culminate in one glorious tree, it takes every one of us to find his or her Truth and dare to speak it to create the beautiful, respectful and safe world we all deserve.
From @mysticmamma on Monday's TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE | NEW MOON in LEO.
The Queen within takes her throne on the seat of the Heart of Love. Divine Feminine energy comes through the veil to awaken humanity to its true power in love.
A new way is calling as the outmoded, short-sighted, repressive ways of the Patriarchy are no longer tolerable or permissible. We the people awaken and new leaders step forth.
Together we rise in consciousness for an inclusive humanity. Together, we cast away the illusion of separatism and step forth to heal the divides within ourselves, our partnerships and our communities.
Each of us has the power to shift and realign with the heart, as we let go, forgive, ask for forgiveness, and move through our collective grief to our seat of personal power within the heart of love.