Sunday, April 23, 2017

Goddess Sundays: Pregnancy Is a Metaphor

Goddess Sundays 
Where every week we explore feminine aspects of the divine.

Pregnancy Is a Metaphor

by Cassendre Xavier

Being able to co-create and carry life within is a highly admired trait often attributed to wimmin and other female beings. But as we now know, one needn't be female to create or carry life (many offspring-baring species aren't), and even humyns without typical wombs can now carry life.
 Even before we knew and made these things, the idea of being pregnant was something that goes beyond the ability to make a baby.
 Are you "pregnant with possibility"? We all are!
 Each one of us is gifted with the ability to co-create a thought, an idea, and take action to help make it happen.
 What do you want to bring into your reality?
 What gift(s) do you have to offer the world, or even more importantly, yourself?
 Don't think that if you are a male or a wombless female that you cannot be in a way pregnant.
 You can!
 Think today about how you can give birth... to a new part of you... to a dream you have not yet spoken... to perhaps maybe even a whole new life of your own.
 Be a blessing to the world by being a blessing to yourself...Make something happen... 
 And give birth.



(c) Copyright 2017 by Cassendre Xavier. All rights reserved.
 Read the author's monthly column at www.wisdom-magazine.com. Visit the author's website at www.cassEndrExavier.wordpress.com



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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


Do Not "Want" Anything, by Neale Donald Walsch

  Do Not "Want" Anything, a helpful article by Conversations with God bestselling author Neale Donald Walsch!   http://spiritlibrary.com/neale-donald-walsch/do-not-want-anything#null

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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


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Re: New Inspiration Line Message!



On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Cassendre Xavier Writing <cxwriting@gmail.com> wrote:
New message on my Free, 24-hour Inspiration Line! "Communicating with Departed Loved Ones in Spirit", "Angel Wisdom: Act Happy!" and "Affirmative Prayer: Check it Out!" 215-552-8850

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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




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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


New Inspiration Line Message!

New message on my Free, 24-hour Inspiration Line! "Communicating with Departed Loved Ones in Spirit", "Angel Wisdom: Act Happy!" and "Affirmative Prayer: Check it Out!" 215-552-8850

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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


My Newest Pen Pal: Madonna, The Bicycle Lady!

Madonna: The Bicycle Lady of Bidwell (Buffalo NY) https://www.buffalorising.com/2014/04/madonna-the-bicycle-lady-of-bidwell/

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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


Friday, April 21, 2017

You'll Never Get Anything from "Want"!

A new customer (and my latest pen pal!) just reminded me "You'll never get anything from 'want'", and "Don't think about money! You have everything! You are everything!" She said to just talk to whatever God I talk to, and ask to be shown the way... Ask what next to do, and do that. Very inspiring!

Love Never Dies: In Crisis & In Play

Two ways your departed loved ones in spirit connect with you are when you are in pain or crisis, and when you are in joy or play. Either way, they love being near you!


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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, April 20, 2017

Doing the Exact Opposite (G.K. Chesterton quote)

"I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite." - Gilbert K. Chesterton
Free, 24-hour Cassendre Xavier Inspiration Line 215-552-8850
www.cassEndrExavier.wordpress.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Before Bedtime, Protect Your Mind

Before bedtime, only read,watch,or listen to what you want to grow in your brain and impact your life.
Cassendre Xavier, writer and musician, www.cassEndrExavier.wordpress.com 




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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


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ask That Your Solution Be Comfortable

When you pray to leave a situation, ask that it happen in a way that is both best and comfortable for everyone involved. -Cassendre Xavier

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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


Saturday, April 15, 2017

One Baby Step at a Time (quote pic)

If a humyn can eat an entire bicycle one little piece at a time, you can accomplish your goals and reach your dreams, one baby step at a time. 
Cassendre Xavier, Free 24-hour Inspiration Line 215-552-8850 www.cassEndrExavier.wordpress.com


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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


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Singing and Blessing with the Angels

I just sang for and with myself for an hour. The angels were there and we blessed everyone.



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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


Monday, April 10, 2017

Soulmate Attraction: Don't Compare Yourself, You Are Enough

SOULMATE ATTRACTION: Don't compare yourself to anyone, whether positive or negative. Everyone has their own unique gifts, strengths, failings and weaknesses. Everyone is perfectly suited for the mates they seek. That means you are enough, and you can relax and focus on living your life with enjoyment and positive expectation!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Goddess Sundays: You are Miraculously Flexible

GODDESS SUNDAYS (where every week we explore feminine aspects of the divine): Nature is expansive, elastic,and ever generous. Whenever you feel stuck in a situation, thought, or feeling, remember you and these issues are connected to nature and imbued with this feature of miraculous flexibility. Anything is possible with Goddess.

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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


Inspiration 2017 Fundraiser launched!

Artists have patrons, organizations do annual fundraisers, and some folks are and do both!

Introducing Inspiration 2017 - Cassendre Xavier, a GoFundMe fundraiser https://www.gofundme.com/CXInspiration2017




Hello!
THE FACTOIDS!
"Inspiration 2017 - Cassendre Xavier" is a fundraising campaign for a beloved community artist who, with her award-winning work, inspires audiences to better living! Your funds will help support Cassendre who creates work of lasting value to people who struggle with issues of: mental health, abuse/addiction/recovery/sobriety, homelessness, becoming successful as an artist or creative persun, reaching personal goals, finding the love of your life, and becoming healthier through raw food.

THE DEETS!
My name is Cassendre Xavier and I have been creating art works for inspiration and community building in Philadelphia since 1991. I consider myself a multi-media healing artist (bipolar/PTSD, sexual abuse survivor, binge eater). I am a singer-songwriter, recording artist, multi-genre writer, and community cultural arts events organizer.
. I've released 7 musical albums, 2 guided meditation albums, 1 play, 4 chapbooks, 1 book, and founded 2 events, the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (est. 2008) and the Black Women's Arts Festival (est. 2003). I created several peer support groups, including Artists in Motion (support for creative types), Sisters Healing Together (incest survivors with eating disorders), and a raw vegan support group. 
Through the years, I have shared my tools for living through challenges (including life!) with my audience, and along the way have earned income via: day/survival jobs, gigs, event production, product sales, fundraising, and grants (including $15,000 Leeway Transformation Award, which funds women and trans artists creating art for social change).
I am inspired by fundraising campaigns for folks who are going through a struggle and simultaneously doing their work. My bipolar and PTSD have advanced over the years and affected my ability to earn a living without additional fundraising. I became homeless years ago and spent a year in a shelter, and then almost another year sleeping on public transportation and in motel rooms. Throughout, I have continued to produce the Black Women's Arts Festival (the 11th BWAF is Sat-Sun Sept. 30, Oct 1 2017 at The Rotunda in West Philly), write my inspiration column at Wisdom-Magazine.com and host my Free, 24-hour Inspiration Line 215-552-8850. 
A recent GoFundMe allowed me to live more comfortably for a few months and now am staying with a sweetie I was dating. So I am much more comfortable, but needing to raise funds to live on my own, while I establish new ways of earning a living, since after several years of trying, I have decided not to keep trying social services anymore to try to meet my housing needs.
I believe that having returned to YouTube and sharing my inspiration for all late bloomers and people living with great challenges, getting back to songwriting and working on my next book(s) will grow the income sources that have supported me in the past.

Funds will be used for:
Housing
Transportation
Nutritional Supplements (for better mental health)
Rental of space for workshops (on the subjects I write about, such as inspiration, soulmate attraction, raw foods, spirituality, sexuality, etc.)
Recording studio fees (to create more musical and spoken word albums)
Consultant fees (for self-publishing)
I need the funds as soon as possible because my funds for weekly public transportation passes are quickly dwindling. (I am staying in the suburbs and need to get to town several days a week to staff an all volunteer space I have used as my office since the death of my partner in 2013.)
The $10,000 I am asking for is the total sum I need throughout 2017. 
Receiving this support means so much to me as it would mean that you believe in my work and that it helps people. Various artists have expressed appreciation for my work. Alex Kudera has used "Happy to be Alive" in his classes and presentations. Brook Woolf says, "I love your musical mantras and have sang them during some really low points. You have inspired so many people. 'I absolutely love my life Everything gets better all the time' ;)" 
I am super grateful for the opportunity to experience life and do my work. With your help, I can do more of it, and do it better, and more comfortably. Not only would I be so grateful for your help, but so would those whom I am here to serve.

Thank you so much for your continued support of my art/work, and therefore life!

In art, inspiration, and community,

Cassendre Xavier
All rights reserved!
Visit http://cassEndrExavier.wordpress.com
 

Friday, April 7, 2017

A True Star is Shameless

"A sign of a true star is shamelessness - a total indifference to the disapproving glare." --Cassendre Xavier
Free, 24-hour Inspiration Line 215-552-8850. For more sweet country goodness, visit www.cassEndrExavier.wordpress.com



Thursday, April 6, 2017

Answer to Your Kinky Prayers! (CX quote pic)

"A woman who brings a leash and shower curtain to a date can be not only a good girl, but to the right man, she can be the perfect woman, the girl of his dreams, and the answer to his kinky prayers!"

-Amrita Waterfalls
The Sexy Side of Cassendre Xavier
Read the erotic blog "With Pleasure", plus poetry, true stories and more at www.amritawaterfalls.blogspot.com




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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


Start Where You Are...& Don't Feel Embarrassed!


New YouTube video! "Start Where You Are, Use What You Have & Don't Feel Embarrassed!" ​
https://youtu.be/lxbqOSovBFI
​Leeway Transformation Award winning artist and community arts organizer Cassendre Xavier shares some inspiration.
Free, 24-hour Inspiration Line 215-552-8850. For more sweet country goodness visit http://www.cassEndrExavier.wordpress.com
**Maria Bamford doing stand-up at Prairie Home Companion, February 6, 2016 https://youtu.be/KCG08qKCvzU
**Maria Bamford in Bethlehem, PA: Fri, August 18, 2017 Ticket info: http://www.steelstacks.org/event/4001/maria-bamford/
**Maria Bamford's official website http://www.mariabamford.com/
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Tags: bipolar, disorder, personal, growth, self, help, depression, anxiety, late, bloomer, comedy, humor, comic, raw, vegan, food, compulsive, eat, binge, overeat, heal, healing, health​

Thank Your Awareness, Then Continue Appreciating!

If there is something you don't like in your life, acknowledge and thank yourself for being aware, then quickly move on to finding things you do appreciate and feel good about, because they are there and what you focus on increases!

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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, April 5, 2017

"Protect Your Innocence" at Wisdom Magazine!

Here's my April 2017 Wisdom Magazine article: Survivor's Corner: Living with PTSD: Protect Your Innocence: http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/4464/
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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

Monday, April 3, 2017

You Have Accomplished Much (CX quote pic)

You see everything you want to do; Spirit sees that you have already accomplished very much.

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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

Want Miracles? (CX quote pic)

Want miracles? Make adventures out of crises and express appreciation along the way!


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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, April 2, 2017

GODDESS SUNDAYS: The Best Ones Look Like You

GODDESS SUNDAYS (where every week we explore feminine aspects of the Divine): You can appreciate any Goddess(es) but the one(s) who are best for you look like feminine you or any of your relatives. My most powerful Goddesses are not Greek or even Egyptian or Hawaiian, but Haitian like me.

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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


Time Alone is Precious (CX pic quote)

"Time alone, to think high thoughts and be bold in our dreaming, is some of the most precious time we have." -Cassendre Xavier, Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist, Author, Founder & Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003). http://cassEndrExavier.wordpress.com
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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