Tuesday, December 18, 2012



of peace untold
harmony of hearts
a world without violence,
abuse and illness. selah.
where love reigns supreme and
equal rights and justice
are given to all regardless...
where poverty is but a memory
for each and every being on
this oh so abundant earth.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

embrace change...

when all the leaves have fallen,
there you will meet change.
embrace her for me. ♥.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


* by amazingly talented Haitian artist, Gregory Vorbe*


Sunday, November 25, 2012

4 years and counting...

Today marks 4 years since we have been hanging out together in our Necessary Room!!!  Can you believe how fast time flies but one thing is for certain - it has always been an absolute joy.  So my dear friends, what shall we to do celebrate this occasion?

I was thinking that maybe we could bless the life of someone in need of upliftment by mailing them a greeting card brimming with positive vibes and love.  There's just something about personally putting pen to paper that brings about a sort of magic like no other.  

If you care to join us, please leave a comment on this post or email me at: necessaryroom@gmail.com for the person's contact information.

Let's continue to be the change we wish to see in this beautiful and abundant world.

Prayers sent up for all those in need, especially during the holiday season which can be so difficult for many.  We collectively hold you up in higher consciousness.  (Haiti, i see you)...

And seriously, this space could not exist without all of you.  THANK YOU all soooo very much!!!  I am absolutely amazed and blessed by the close friendships that have developed here.  You simply melt my heart. xoxox

one love...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Selah's Place...

I'll be hanging out at SELAH'S PLACE today.  one love.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

be still and know...

the sun was ready to blindfold me
but just then i woke up.
deliberately, i put on my mask
determined to face the world - 
strong and brave, confident and secure.
as time passes by, the heavier it becomes
til the burden sinks so deep within
only loneliness can find it.
oh how i long to lay it down,
but where do i rest this heavy load?
i enter my inner sanctum
searching, hoping, praying.
and as i crumble to my knees
I call out HIS name - JAH!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

simple things...

feeling the love of my family and de idren, 
cuddling up with my beautiful princess. 
a deep belly laugh. sunlight softly kissing my face.
waves playfully tickling my toes along sandy shores 
listening to raindrops, pinging on a hot tin roof
as my hips sway to their natural, rhythmic song.
mmmmm...sooo sweet...

the subtle scent of a man, oops, i mean, perfume of flowers.
where, oh where, is my mind wandering off to? 
(exhale) ... back to,
chasing butterflies; catching fireflies in a jar.
watching the sun set behind the Caribbean horizon
as the full moon rises in the warm night sky.
holding a firm meditation. praising JAH!
simple things that satisfy my soul...

*special thanks to my heartical sistren, Empress Christina of Soul Aperture, for starting this therapeutic tradition of listing the "simple things" that make your heart sing.  one love.  always

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

silence sits, waiting for me...

in these moments of solitude, 
between passing showers of tears 
and momentary quakes of fears, 
silence sits, waiting for me.

i sit beside her quietly, 
but she doesn't even notice me.
thoughts frolic mercilessly across my consciousness, 

stimulating every nerve ending they can find,
even those that carefully try to hide.

echoes resound within my brain
of words that passed on by,
(some not worth repeating)
and silence sits, waiting for me.

everything is gonna be alright
stay strong and keep the faith
all will be well. be upful and bright.
sending love and blessings.
you are not alone.

silence sits,
waiting for me
and i am grateful.


*may you all be blessed with GIFT OF JEWELS ;)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

just for you...

sending love...

Monday, July 30, 2012


*gift of jewels*
sprinkled around the world
with warm words of love
brimming off their pages
soon to reach your door
and touch your heart
may you smile.

one love.

*all *gift of jewels* should be mailed on or before September 11, 2012.  (Ethiopian New Year).  participants will receive their emails shortly.  please confirm receipt.

Friday, July 6, 2012

*gift of jewels* - keep da fire burning ...











* * * 

*My dear friends,

I am contemplating a short hiatus in the near future, but i can't go before we celebrate another *gift of jewels* together.  would you like to join me in spreading some love around the world again?  if you are interested in this international pen pal project and would like to send a randomly selected participant a greeting card by snail mail, please leave a comment on this post or email me at:  necessaryroom@gmail.com.  Entries will remain open until Friday July 20, 2012.  We must all agree, however, to honour our commitment because some loving soul will be not-so-subtly stalking their mail delivery person as they eagerly await your jewel's arrival. All jewels should be postmarked on or before September 11, 2012, the Ethiopian New Year.  

simply good vibes...let's keep the fire burning...

*if you'd like to know more about the *gift of jewels*, click here for prior celebrations: 

one love. selah.

p.s.  COMING SOON!!!  Burning Spear's new album - NO DESTROYER.

Friday, June 15, 2012


 loving on this song lately...

*happy father's day*
one love.

Monday, May 21, 2012

i'm gonna be your friend...

so i just came across this fantastic musician/artiste, jamie woon. can't stop loving his sound!!!

best of all, i went to check out his website only to discover that he is also very socially conscious!!!  He provides us all with a simple opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of so many suffering children in this beautiful and abundant world...for further details, please click here.

one love, always

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

still here...

thinking of you and smiling.

wishing you a day filled with sunshine and smiles.

i'll be coming around to visit you soon ;)

one love, my dear friends.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

giving thanks for sister-friends, like you...

I saw these prayer flags hanging on the wall in the yurt at the wellness center.  I was so touched in that moment, I couldn't help but snap a pic of them so that I could take them with me wherever I go.  (exhale).  

I can not adequately thank all of you who have given me so much loving support over the last 3 1/2 years but especially during these last few months.  Having such wonderful sister-friends have been indispensable to my healing journey.  You certainly learn a lot about those who surround you when challenges arise.  No more empty wells for me...bring forth the ever-flowing spring of love and goodness.  So I wanted to take this opportunity to simply say, THANK YOU!!!!  My heart has been forever touched.

one love.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

laugh therapy...

I made an airplane out of stone
I always did like staying home.

                                (Shel Silverstein)

* * * 
my daughter read this poem to me and i couldn't stop laughing.  so i thought i'd share it with you.  hope you enjoy it as much as i do.  one love, my friends.

Friday, April 13, 2012


to let go

to set free


one love. always

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


free like the river
flowin' freely through infinity
free to be sure of
what i am and who i need not be
(Stevie Wonder)

one love, always.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

earth hour 2012...

Saturday March 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm (local time),
the lights will go out and candles will be lit
knees will be bent and prayers will be said
thanks will be given, as will many praises
for the blessings we enjoy that others do not.
a perfect moment for reflection, indeed.

won't you please join in Earth Hour 2012?
one love

Saturday, March 17, 2012







Thursday, March 15, 2012

hey you ;)


you are beautiful.

one love, always.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

a lotus for you...

There is the mud, 

and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud.

We need the mud in order to make the lotus.

(Thich Nhat Hanh)

* * *
My heart is moved to gift one of you with this original print.  If you are interested in receiving this lotus print, please leave a comment on this post on or before this Friday (March 9, 2012).  one love.

UPDATE:  Congratulations to Marilyn for winning the lotus print.  sending love to all.

Friday, March 2, 2012

all shall be well...

though the seas may tumble
and the winds may roar
with JAH by my side
all shall be well.

be still. and KNOW

wishing you a conscious friday and a divine weekend...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

a quiet moment of reflection...

Your face will not glow with happiness unless you love yourself,

The birds will not sing songs unless you sing with them,

The flowers will not blossom unless you water them,

The beautiful smell they carry will not breeze through the universe unless we take care of them,

Everything is meaningless unless you love and take care of yourself...

Love yourself,

Accept yourself,

Believe in yourself,

Believe in your wishes,

Believe in your dreams,

Hopes and desires!

(by Stacey Chillemi)

*Have a HAPPY LEAP DAY, dear friends!  One Love.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

one love...

may you always be covered in love's rich veil
and remember to cover others in love in return
on this beautiful journey that we call life.
love is a gift.  share it.

*happy hearts day*

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


so no words are left unsaid
as i step into unchartered waters
with JAH at the helm of my ship.

p.s.  may i please ask one small favour of you?  on a day when our hearts and the world usually overflows with love's strongest vibrations - Tuesday February 14, 2012 - can you please lift me, and my family, up in prayer at morning's first light?  give thanks, my dear friends. 

one love, always.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

taking light steps...

these days i'm treading lightly
and my path may be uncertain
but i "know" the Most High JAH 
will always guide my every step
in HIM, I can be confident.
be still and know.

*greetings my dear friends,  i need to retreat to the inner sanctum of my necessary room at this moment.  i hope to be back, sooner rather than later.  please know that you are always close to my heart.  one love.

Friday, January 20, 2012

on a conscious friday...

whatcha doing?  i'm here vibin' wid my bwoy Buju B...care to join me?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

inviting the bell...

Body, speech, and mind in perfect oneness ---
I send my heart along with the sound of the bell.
May the hearers awaken from forgetfulness
and transcend all anxiety and sorrow.
                                                                        (Thich Nhat Hanh)

the Most High JAH!
having felt what it is to be loved
every single day.

shelter, clothes, food, clean water
i give thanks for these blessings
meditation in a peaceful space
prayers sent up
life (exhale)... 
each breath i take.

the warm bed i cuddle in at night
i see you,
never shall i forget your suffering.
great friends like you, and all the
simple things in life that make my heart sing. 

one love, always.

*The Simple Things was created by Empress Christina.

Monday, January 9, 2012

in a new light...

the soft morning light
kissing my eyelids
wake up, i say.
i stretch my arms
toward the heavens
and on bended knees
i humbly pray...

may we live slowly
and more mindfully,
be gentle to our souls,
practise loving-kindness,
remember the forgotten,
help those who live in need,
and now and for always 
know the true meaning of
peace and love.

p.s.  Give thanks to our sweet and wonderful Selah's Angels.  I really appreciate all your good deeds and your help in making a true difference in the lives of others.  This year, I hope to provide you with ample opportunities to spread your wings.  Another collective random act of kindness will soon follow - the stage is now being set ;).  I can hardly wait...one love, my friends.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Melkam Lidet!

hoping you all had a wonderful holiday season.
treasure these moments...  one love, always.