Birthday Boat Ride with the Seadog!

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After such a fabulous Birthday Lunch (read the recap and review of ATHEA’S), what could possibly top that? HOW ABOUT AN EXTREME SPEED BOAT RIDE ON LAKE MICHIGAN, AT NAVY PIER?????

There is little bit of background info that you must have: when Lluvia was 8 years old, our family: Mom, Brother, his Wife (before their children were born), both of my daughters, their dad, and my self went on a similar boat ride. It was also at Navy Pier. We missed the 5 pm ride and had to catch the 6 pm boat. Its was unseasonably chilly for August, and we did not have jackets or coats. The Sun was already going down when we started the ride. It was very cold out there on the water, and Lluvia got really sick. It appeared to have been caused by a combination of things: food poisoning, staying in a n apartment with heavy cigarette smokers that never opened their windows, and the cold boat ride. In fact, we almost lost her. She could not breathe through her nose, or her mouth. I realized that she would not get well within city limits, so we ended our trip early and headed south, back to Texas. As soon as we were out in the countryside of Illinois, she started breathing normally again,. It was terrifying. …. so going on this speed ride was actually about facing fears AND having fun while dong it!!!

Once we had purchased our tickets, we began to regret our decision, because just at the next dock, was a huge sailboat! We wished that we had seen that one first, and vowed to return for that ride…..of course after the ride, we did not mention the sailboat again!

before…..

Before getting on the boat, they take your picture. Lluvia was like, we don’t need a picture. But it was policy, to take everyone’s photo. Later on I reflected how this mis probably for safety measures as well as commercial ventures. We were told that the ride would be wet, and by the looks of the folks that got off the boat before us, this would be inevitable. It was so hit, that we were all ready to cool off. Of course, I ended jus buying the photos after the ride, because it was SO MUCH FUN!!! I especially love the fact that the photo is dated, with my birthdate.

At this point, we were just 2 people sitting on a boat, waiting for the ride to begin. I apologize in advance for the crazy video shots, because the boat was going really fast, and I was laughing uncontrollably. At times, I thought it was recording, but it was not, then, when I thought it was off, it was recording… sigh. It has been one entire week, and I am still laughing inside, can still feel the water pouring all over us, and the music they played just added to the experience.. Anyway, here come some video clips…

By the way, the announcer survives on tips, so have some cash in your pocket….

This is our after photo. We were drenched. had to walk around to dry off! LOL!! WAAAAAAY MORE FUN THAN A ROLLER COASTER…

After then ride, I was impelled to buy the official “before” photograph. Then we went on that crazy swing ride. I kept thinking, “what happens if one of these chains were to break?” But it was too much fun to worry about it. Here is a clip of the ride, no we are not in the swing, no photos allowed!

We ended this spectacular day by shopping at one of our favorite thrift shops. This was a fantastic fun day, and an excellent way to start off year 58.

If you are ever looking for something fun to do on birthdays, or when people come to visit you in Chicago, I would definitely recommend the Seadog. But only on a hot sunnier day….

thanks for checking out yet another Light Being Wellness Product review…..stay tuned for more to come.

KemeTones Mobile Clinic

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Udja!

Now that the warm weather is here, our schedule is changing…. we will be back at the Black Mall this fall. We are so grateful to announce that we will be joining the Sat Nam Community Healing Circle every FIRST FRIDAY from 6-10 pm.

Sat Nam is located in the West Loop
at 1304 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL, 60607

Community Healing Cirlce
Friday 5.3 6pm-10pm
with Community Healers
A “healing circle” is a group of like-minded people who give or receive healing, energy work or bodywork. Power is created by the intention of the group to heal, learn and give.

Fempress Fit is having another event, and we will be there!!!

We LOVE working in the Community. Get a taste of this amazing healing modality, then schedule a visit to the Healing Temple at the Light Being Wellness Center.

While at the Haji on Super Sunday Sanctuary, you can also receive healing sessions from the other practitioners. You must schedule an appointment here:

KemeTones will not be at Haji Healing Salon in May due to the Light Being Spring Concert on May 19. KemeTones will be presenting a workshop at the Concert, so you can get you mini session there! 

Looking forward to seeing you soon! OneLOVEness!

Zing into Spring with KemeTones Cosmic Sound Healing

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Zing into Spring!

Today is March 3, which means that there are approximately 18 days until the Equinox. The Spring Equinox takes place this year March 20 at 4:58 pm Central Time. Astronomically, this is the first day of Spring. Day and Night are said to be equal, although this has actually changed due to Precession of the Equinox. It might actually happen in February! And it is also said that the Sun moves into Aries. However, in reality, this does not happen until sometime in April. It is said that during the Equinox, the poles of the Sun’s orbit line up with the Galactic Axis and coordinates, and so, there is a great and wonderful Galactic alignment that takes place at this time.

In honor of this great alignment, KemeTones Cosmic Sound Healing is offering a tremendous deal in the form of a package, and a sale on all services.

You will benefit from these Spring Zingers because the session(s) will

  • remove blocks
  • release trauma, tension, pain and stress
  • open the way for new beginnings
  • bring you into alignment with your true purpose
  • eliminate pain and discomfort
  • cut energetic cords with people, relationships, trauma, situations
  • bring you into alignment with Cosmic Forces of Nature, Ancestral Forces, the Neters, the Orisha, etc

Here’s the Deal!

For those of you ready to take your healing experience to the next level, here is

THE SPRING ZINGER PACKAGE!!!

THREE (3) COSMIC TUNE-UPS  Value $450
1 HERUSCOPES NAVIGATION PACKAGE:  Value $85
Chart, Analysis and One-on-One Consultation
2 ADDITIONAL CHARTS FOR SUBSEQUENT VISITS: Value $26
ONE (1) ENERGY FLOW ANALYSIS Value $50
Energy Reading

TOTAL VALUE OF THE SPRING ZINGER PACKAGE: $611

YOUR PRICE BETWEEN NOW AND THE SPRING EQUINOX MARCH 20:

ONLY $400!

That Spring Zinger is a Hum Dinger.
BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENTS TODAY!
You can schedule your sessions for anytime between now and the Summer Solstice, June 20, 2019. We can even work out a custom payment plan for you…..

In addition, the individual Solar, Galactic and Cosmic Tune-Ups are available at about15% discount when you book and pay for your session between NOW and the Equinox on March 20. You may schedule your session(s) for this Spring, ie, before the Summer Solstice on June 20.

That means the Solar Tune-Up, regularly $65 is now priced at $50

the Galactic Tune-Up regular price is $100, now priced at $80,

and the Cosmic Tune-Up regular price is $150 now on sale for $120. Includes one Chart and one mini analysis.

Zing into Spring with KemeTones Cosmic Sound Healing!!

Book Your Session TODAY!

This offer vanishes with the Equinox on March 20 at 5 pm CST

 

OneLoveness

Back from Kemet 2018

Before the Reflections from this adventure get underway, wanted to share what happened the minute I opened the door of my uber ride home from the airport on October 26.

This story actually begins the day I left fir Kemet October 14, when I realized that I had left the key to the front door inside my apartment instead of in the lockbox! I was supposed to leave the key for the Dog Sitter.

I wasn’t too worried because my daughter AND property manager also had keys and could easily leave in the lockbox. However, this did not happen. So by the time October 26 rolled around, Sybil had had enough of the backyard and escaped! Of course the neighbors were concerned because the dogs are taken care of very well. So what did they do? They called the police of course! Why not the property manager, whose phone number is POSTED ON THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING??? We will never know….

So the moment I step out of the car, one neighbor calls out to me from her window: “The Cops was at your building this morning. AND THEY TOOK YO DOGS” then-she was gone! I said Thank you. Of course my phone was dead. Fortunately the key to the backyard was in the lockbox so I went to the basement to charge my phone and call a locksmith.

While waiting for the locksmith, the landscape person for the apartment next door explained to me in very little English that 3 plain clothes cops and cars came by with a firetruck! Took the ladder to the third floor apartment, broke in and took the dogs! Yikes!

Once the locksmith got us inside, it was very obvious that the cops broke in for a wellness check. The door to the Wellness Center was busted open but nothing was moved or taken. They left on the lights in my apartment ( still not sure how they got in tho…) They left no written record of the wellness check or any info about the dogs. I was terrified….no I had not registered the dogs in Chicago yet.

We went to two police stations. This event was not mentioned anywhere in the system, with no information about Sybil and Ilu. Fortunately, an officer that had been on the scene was eavesdropping and told us the dogs were safe at a no-kill shelter.

We went to pick them up immediately.

They are now tagged chipped registered vaccinated and they caught the Dog Flu. They rode home from the shelter in a Mercedes Benz and we rode an uber to and from the vet where they got medicine for the Flu.

The next thing I did was to thank 2 of the neighbors and exchange phone numbers. In the future, we can communicate without calling the police! This experience actually made my street more friendly. I am looking out for the other 2 neighbors and look forward to getting to know them all better.

Too much excitement! Very little time to process the journey. Now that the doggies are safe and sound, will get started writing about the trip!

Makes me wonder because when I got home ftom Kemet the first time in 2011, was hit with a very long chain of adversities! But this time around, things are turning out in my favor!

ASHE!

Now letz get back To Good Rising TV and also the Kemetic Musical Initiatic Experience, coming your way soon so stay in tune with KemeTones!

Hotep!

Chicago Redemption part 2: Winter Solstice Warmth.

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For Part 1 visit http://newday.tchiya.com/chicagoredemption/

Good Rising and Yes, Miracles happen everyday!

Yes, we still have possession and ownership of the building. Up to date on taxes! No rotten tenants at this time. In fact, ZERO Tenants except for us.

However, in case you did not already know, in March of 2016, there was a roof incident, and the entire building flooded. I am not going to go into all the details right here, yet. Check out this page, from WGN-TV.

Residents plagued by leaky roof, standing water in South Side apartment

In the video, you can hear my daughter in tears and distraught. We could not get any help from city or utiltiies, and when I tried to get help for the Tenants, THEY ALL TURNED ON US.

The WORST of the squatters called the news and the building inspector, while we were trying to get the Insurance adjuster to get things going! It was awful….they conveniently left out the most important facts that the Wind Storm caused the damages, and they had only been living that way for two weeks, they made it sound like the conditions had been that bad since December.

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I will let you know, that things got so terrible, that I wrote a song called Tenant Burn. I botched up the lyrics in the recording: THEY WERE THREE MONTHS BEHIND IN RENT, NOT THREE WEEKS!!! LOL!!

https://soundcloud.com/tchiya_amet/tenant-burn

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All of this will make a fascinating movie someday….instead of Pacific Heights, we can call it Chatham Highs and Lows.

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Today, however, I am writing to celebrate our Winter Solstice Miracle. Actually, we call our observance Indigenous Hanukkah, a tradition that is close to 30 years old in our family. That is yet another article waiting to be written. The Miracle of Indigenous Hannukkah 2017: THE BRAND NEW BOILER WAS TURNED ON DURING THE FIRST NITE OF OUR OBSERVANCE.  This might not sound like much of a big deal to you. But in 2014, the boiler that we had, pretty much died, and for the entire month of December, it was TURNED OFF FOR EXCRUTIATINGLY LENGTHY REPAIRS. That was a record cold winter, btw. We still had tenants, and yet no one turned us in. That was a miracle too! Unfortuantely, peoples gas sent me a bill for $2,500, which I refused to pay. Thus began a battle that lasted for almost two years, with them sending me a final bill for $13,000. Which I refused to pay. So, we have not really had a functioning boiler in well over a year…..no, I did  not pay that bill either.

Here are some photos from our Winter Solstice Miracle on South Ellis Ave.

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Many Thanks to Neville’s Heating Services and Crew for an outstanding job. Neville Wood is from Jamaica, so you know we have a connection. AND, has been maintianing the boiler at my relatives’ property, also on the Southside, for over 20 years.

#webuyblack  #blackownedbusinesses must stick together!

And, on a side note, speaking of warmth, I spent my first night in ChiRaq in Chinatown, at the Jaslin Hotel (my current fav).  I went out for dinner at Lao Sze Chuan Restaurant in Chinatown. and decided to try something new called a HotPot. The wonderful waittress Renni tried to explain it to me, but I could not see how this was different than just getting a yummy dish of spicy string beans with tofu. This is what happened! LOL!!!

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A HotPot is an experience, not just something you order from the menu. Even the lovely customer that took this photo, Flora, was so happy for me that I was trying this dish, she got very emotional, and we are now friends on Instagram.

https://www.beyondmenu.com/27276/chicago/lao-sze-chuan-chicago-60616.aspx

Hotpot Special

Enjoy cooking right on your own table over 50 items to choose!

It was all you can eat, and Renni just kept on bringing out more and more vegetables.

I never used to like Chinese Food, becasue it was not spicy. On that night, I learned that Szechuan Cooking is VERY SPICY!!! WOW! Right up there with Thai Spicy if you know what I mean.

 

In February, Chicago will become my main residence, although I am on my way to becoming established as a Permanent Traveler. This will just be one of my many stops, because the World is My Home.

These days, I am having a very different experience of Chicago than I did when I was a yoing girl, or young woman. Of Course, that is because my perspective of life has changed and grown so very much, and also due to all the healing work that I have achieved. 2018 will definitely be a milestone along the path of The Chicago Redemption. Just like Heru, who represents the Redemption of The Soul.

Oneness.