Well dang... I looked up, and a year had passed since I last wrote a blog post. And you won't find me offering any excuses, as life in the pandemic had me honoring other parts of my being- like finally, FINALLY preaching my initial sermon! So while I am not apologetic about not writing HERE, I must admit I did allow some negative thoughts to creep in. Like, "Is anyone here for reading blogs anymore"? Especially in the world of Tik Tok and video domination on social media platforms, my mind wondered- but I came quickly back to the thought, "I write what my soul must consider, what my mind needs to process, and what my body must release" and was instantly inspired to start back writing!
One of my 2021 vision board intentions was to write more. While I am writing sermons and meditations, I also want to write things that fall at the intersection of faith, wellness, and culture that allows me to release and just be. So this is that! Y'all ready?
Well, I hope so cause the verrrryyyy first thing we're talking about is how I want US, particularly Black women, to embrace ALL parts of our being and our yearnings. I recently started a YouTube channel, and one of the first series I'm sharing with my subscribers is a mother-daughter adult relationship series. Through the series, my mom and I discuss some things we had to heal from, and we offer our insights to mothers and daughters who may need some strength to start a conversation of their own. And through doing this, I'm seeing more and more people coming out, or should I say, welcoming others in on what they have been dealing with alone.
So I wanted my first blog back to be an encouraging one. One that looks my older black women and sisters in the eyes and says, IT IS NOT TOO LATE!
It's not too late to let go of shame, not too late to explore what inspires us all, to explore the MORE within us! Explore the hunch you feel throughout the day, telling you to be creative. When you wake up mysteriously at 3am, or 4am in the morning, write what you hear and feel, take responsibility for your intuition, and never stop or silence that part of you again.
OMG, I can just see the glow of liberation now! Grandmothers, mothers, aunties, sisters we are not to be played with, and that is for us to know and tell ourselves every day. No MATTER what has your attention today, there is something inside you waiting for the chance to evolve you. Ask yourself will I let it involve me? Don't get in the way of it. Embrace it and allow it to flourish!
Be well, Love well,
L. E. Boone
At the intersection of faith and culture, I write what MY soul must consider, what MY mind needs to process, and what MY body must release!
The thoughts of LEB