Wednesday, December 23, 2015

One Lucky Girl (Original + Lyrics)

All of this posting about bipolar disorder has got me forgetting what I'm really here for :) One Lucky Girl - Cassendre Xavier Original (with lyrics) https://youtu.be/tfNdSChwCZk
From "live at the kraftbrau, kalamazoo!" $7 at Bindlestiff Books, 4530 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143 (Open Christmas Eve Thurs/24th from 12pm-7pm). 
Visit the Cassendre Xavier Music Gallery at http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre
VIDEO DESCRIPTION & LYRICS:
One Lucky Girl - from Cassendre's album "Live at the Kraftbrau, Kalamazoo". 

music and lyrics by Cassendre Xavier

There is a sadness that comes
From having lived
through all the trials of life
and having given
joy in the ways that we can
in the ways that we're able
to ignore all the rules of the man
and to eat from the table of life

Sometimes I think about how
much I've survived
then I remember the rest avecs in my country
they have nowhere to turn
They have nothing to learn but pain

But I was lucky enough
To have been born here
I had two parent who did 
The best that they could
And I had something to learn
I had somewhere to turn from pain

I am one lucky girl
I'm from two worlds
Made me a pearl

Yeah I'm one lucky girl
With love in both worlds
And I'm a pearl

So now they tell me I'm good
I play the guitar
They tell me I've got a sweet voice
And that I will go far
But I know who my dearest friends are
They were there from the start
Before I ever touched a guitar
They knew my nickname and heart

It doesn't matter that I 
play the guitar 
As long as I know that I'm loved
For just being me 
With nothing in my hands
And with no master plan, just me

Someday I'll visit again
Where all of this started
with vodun and Noel the man
Who flows through my fingers
Bein' in the graces of God
Tasting the rice and the codfish stews

Mangoes and coconut milk
For three gourds a day
Millions of suffering faces
Have not gone away
And my own american mind
Cannot seem to solve this

I am one lucky girl
I'm from two worlds
Made me a pearl

Yeah I'm one lucky girl
With love in both worlds
And I'm a pearl

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One Lucky Girl
Lyrics and music Copyright  © 2004 by Cassendre Xavier
© 2004 Cassendre Xavier Unlimited/ASCAP
From the album "live at the kraftbrau, kalamazoo!" (2004 Serious Creature Music)

P is for Pussy (Cookie Monster Parody Song!)

I know this parody of the famed Sesame Street Cookie Monster song is so wrong, but I just saw a new comment someone posted on it, so I thought I'd share it with you! https://youtu.be/Cq6pkXiUoQI
YouTube member Crimson BloodStrong said: "This lady should make an album!" My reply: "Thanks! I've made 7 musical albums you can find at http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre plus 2 guided meditation albums you can find at http://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com. And you can see many of my musical posts on my YouTube channel http://youtube.com/cassendrexavier!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Angels & Law of Attraction: Feeling Better Transforms Situations

When has worrying about something ever actually helped you?

Instead of worrying, try turning it over to the angels and asking them to help you feel better about it.

When you ask the angels to help you feel better about a situation, you'll receive that AND simple divine guidance!

Sometimes when you ask the angels to help you feel better about a situation, relief comes only after you've taken their advice.

Yesterday I asked the angels to help me feel better about a badly run therapy group. I was so upset my stomach hurt. The angels showed me how the unprofessional facilitator was trying, seeking, and needing approval. I did and suddenly felt a great deal of compassion. The angels then told me to participate. As usual, it was a very firm yet gentle direction. I somewhat reluctantly did and almost immediately the situation began to transform itself! Other participants seemed to feel more heartened, the facilitator even improved a bit, the vibe became much more positive, things flowed more smoothly, and I felt soooo much better during, and especially after the session! Thank you angels! <3

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
"renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur"
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003 http://BWAFphilly.org) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002 http://WomensWritingSeries.org). 
Musical & guided meditation albums and tracks:
Yoga Classes & Writings: http://bit.ly/1VQZZxU 
Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Goddess Sundays: I Choose.

GODDESS SUNDAYS
Those who push God (like a drug) say, "You must!"
Those who know Goddess say, I choose."
~Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
renaissance negresse
Wisdom Magazine Columnist Since May 2009
Ordained Interfaith Minister Since September 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Goddess Sundays: Just Goddess, No 'The'

Consider replacing "the Goddess" with "Goddess." There's a big difference between "God" and "a god." 
~Cassendre Xavier
Ordained Interfaith Minister 
Since September 2010​



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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
"renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur"
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003 http://BWAFphilly.org) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002 http://WomensWritingSeries.org). 
Musical & guided meditation albums and tracks:
Yoga Classes & Writings: http://bit.ly/1VQZZxU 
Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wisdom Magazine: Deadline for New Friends & Loves!

Dear Friends!

Please enjoy "Never Live Without a Deadline Again: New Friends, New Loves" (http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/4131/) my new December 2015 contribution to Wisdom Magazine's online edition, to which I've been a monthly contributor since May 2009. Enjoy!

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
"renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur"
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003 http://BWAFphilly.org) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002 http://WomensWritingSeries.org). 
Musical & guided meditation albums and tracks:
Yoga Classes & Writings: http://bit.ly/1VQZZxU 
Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Non-Truth vs. Absolute Fact

Half of what I say about myself isn't true. 
The other 99% is absolute fact.
 ~Cassendre Xavier





Full of Myself & Self-Loathing!

If it ever seems I'm full of myself, consider my equally impressive level of self-loathing!

Cassendre Xavier
renaissance negresse

Photo: Anne Burghard