Saturday, December 31, 2016

HAPP-y New Year, everybody!

May 2017 be your best year yet!

Cassendre
www.cassendrexavier.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Poop & Drink for World Peace!

After weeks of enjoying prunes as my first meal of the day, I have been having some thoughts I just posted on The Facebooks and The Twitters:

"If everyone ate a small handful of prunes first thing every morning, and drank plenty of water every day, we would see immediate and positive changes in behavior, and be well on our way to world peace. Clogged colons plus dehydration are 60% the cause of all our ills."

You're welcome!

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I Do Not Want to Lose (New poem!)

I guess the thing to write

The place to begin

Is that I don't know what to write

What to say or where

to begin


I've been going through a lot lately

I've been growing a lot lately

I've been growing but

I am not sure

if I have been learning


I am a bundle-jumble of feeling

The feeling is all

It is everything

That is why it is singular

a mixture of several aspects of feeling

I enjoy it all and feel truly blessed

to have this life


Sometimes I wish

I wish it were easy, my life

My inner workings, my

days in and

days out


I wish.


I am older now

And I don't know what I want

It is as if

I forgot and am familiar only

With the pains

That come with age

The pains of having lost:

Having lost one's looks

Having lost one's loves

Having lost the memory of dreams

Long, long held


My dreams

Used to be a reason

My dreams

Used to keep me alive


My dreams

Once motivated me

To take action toward them

To keep them in my sights

And to continue making

Steady progress


I do not want to lose

Anymore.

I do not want to weaken

Any further

I want

To be strong

To be as I remember



(c) Copyright 2016 by Cassendre Xavier. All rights reserved.




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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com


Thursday, December 22, 2016

How to Eat Bread

Start with a huge,delicious salad made with your favorite leaves, vegetables, and seasonings. Eat most of the salad by itself, and save a little of it to eat with the bread, which should be equally scrumptious - perhaps a cheese, rosemary, or olive focaccia. Then you take the bread and start eating it with the salad. Now your tummy's full of mostly plants before you get all carb-crazy! (You're welcome!) :)
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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Goddess Sundays: If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

Goddess Sundays (where each week we explore feminine aspects of the divine): What would you believe and practice if you were not punished in any way, but only supported? What would you believe and practice if your community, society, country, and government sanctioned it? What would you believe and practice if you knew you could not fail?

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

YouTube Topic channel has wrong avatar!

I just posted this in a YouTube feedback forum:

YouTube generated a "Topic" channel about me, but used someone else's pic as the avatar! Here is the channel: "Cassendre Xavier" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVWN0Rz8gZarUXX_w6I1iRg. My own YouTube channel is http://youtube.com/cassendrexavier - so you can see what I actually look like. Interestingly enough the avatar pic used for the Topic channel is by someone I know - another YouTube creator, whose name is Kasheera "KASH" and who is the first persun I've known to ever do a cover of one of my songs. Perhaps whoever created the Topic channel about me preferred her looks to mine? I don't get it, but you gotta use the right pic. It's the Cassendre Xavier Topic channel, not the KASH one.
 Looking forward to feedback, or better yet, correction.

Thanks!

Cassendre Xavier
(not Kasheera "KASH") 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Goddess Sundays: I Do Not Fear Death

GODDESS SUNDAYS (where each week we explore feminine aspects of the divine):

I do not fear death. I see death as another form of life and living. A new way of being until the old is present again. Death can be a rebirth, a new beginning, a fresh start. The death of a harmful habit or relationship is a good thing. The long life of a harmful habit or relationship is not a good thing, except as experience or lessons to be learned.
 I use breath to get me through all things - birth, death, and all the joys and challenges in between. I accept it all and am grateful to be here. This is how goddess is. Goddess is life and life stretches and accepts itself.


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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Goddess Sundays: Merlin Stone Quote (It is difficult to grasp...)

GODDESS SUNDAYS (where every week we explore feminine aspects of the divine): Merlin Stone Quote

"​It is difficult to grasp the immensity and significance of the extreme reverence paid to the Goddess over a period of (at least) seven thousand years and over miles of land cutting across national boundaries and vast expanses of sea. Yet it is vital to do just that to fully comprehend the longevity as well as the widespread power and influence this religion once held.
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Merlin Stone


Goddess Sundays: Merlin Stone Quote (For People Raised...)

GODDESS SUNDAYS (where every week we explore feminine aspects of the divine):

"For people raised and programmed on the patriarchal religions of today, religions that affect even the most secular aspects of our society, perhaps there remains a lingering, almost innate memory of sacred shrines and temples tended by priestesses who served in the religion of the original supreme deity. In the beginning, people prayed to the Creatress of Life, the Mistress of Heaven. At the very dawn of religion, God was a woman. Do you remember?"

-Merlin Stone, author of "When God Was a Woman"

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Goddess Sundays: Living with Fear & Pain

GODDESS SUNDAYS (where each week we explore feminine aspects of the divine): I give birth, and I am the powerful forces of Nature. I do not go to war against fear or pain. I live with them. I breathe through them. I allow them to exist, to sit next to me, to let me go or to engage with me. I do not go to war. I see these things as part of me, so I allow and I accept them. I stretch. I persist. And this way, I live.
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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com