1. Lease the land.
2. Strategy: Sell quickly growing produce such as melon and tomato.
3. Reinvest: Increase farmland for more cashcrops.
4. Hire help.
6. Reinvest: Land Ownership.
7. Build a school to train future workers and management.
This video, my gosh. While Im feeling the lyrics because they speak to an aspect of The Lover archetype, this video has me hypnotized. Ugh, I could watch this all day. On my list of "I Wills" is a cross-country trainride. Almost scheduled one for this month to/from Baltimore for DOTM's Black Witch Convention, but the way my Life is set-up right now I stayed in Houston. It was a magical experience last year and I will cherish the memories. Still a Daughter Of The Moon too... Was ready to purchase my seat but couldnt find a ticket strictly for the train. Im guessing the lines dont connect? Woulda had to ride part of way by bus too. Nah. So Im still mapping out my cross-country endeavor. And this video!!! She did 'dat. The guitar compliments her voice and lyrics like a glove.
....Come 2 think on it, rail lines dont typically connect because many industries own private railroads and railways. Im thinking cross-country might be 'public' and companies pay a toll, while AmTrack or Union-Pacific owns the tracks underneath... I dunno. I remember wars being fought over the railroad tho... Westward expansion... And God Eleggua sits where the tracks cross and God Oggun forges the iron stakes in blue-flame fire. Which means the railroad is significant enough to be apart of our mythos. Voodoo Gods.
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Today is the day we focus our intentions on expansion. Therefore my meditations are on expanding my spirals. The creative channelers that directed the occult masterpiece "Westworld" showed us how all of us are dancing our daily lives in loops, or inescapable spirals. I guess its Law tho. If the planet twirls, so must I. True Earth.
And so, Im crafting my loops to build momentum for expanding into greater opportunities to Love and be Artistic by paying tribute & homage to the industrious, strategic, intentional and Spirit-filled genius of the Master Builders of Freedmen Town. So many Freedmen's Towns erected by the hands of seemingly regular folk. Their Legacy is a source of inspiration. Perhaps not as it is now... And why the Freedmen's Town were not sustainable past a century is a worthy topic to explore; troubleshooting. In the face of institutional racism such as Jim Crow its not too hard to conjecture. And yet, I can still feel the heat.
I can still hear the iron ringing 2. Now I understand why John Henry was one my favorite mythos as child. Dem mah peoples. Or as the trending mantra goes, #Tribe.
Expansion and Abundance. I commissioned this video to document the experience of walking through the streets of Freedmen Town in the knowledge of what once was. It looks like an 'every-major-city average hood' because its undergoing decay and growth simultaneously. Its prime real estate. Its also Federally Recognized. A status that is disrespected and ignored because again, Prime Real Estate. And its such because of the Black hands that practiced Black Majic alchemy to tranform the soil under their feet... Made the mud submit to their wills. Hoodoo. Pushed back the Bayou... Perhaps Im romanticizing.
I woke-up a few days ago with this unfinished project on my mind. And so on this day of abundance Im sharing and resharing. This was recorded during a CircleSisters13 Study Group & Walking Tour of Freedmen's Town. It was intended to develop into a documentary. On some Independent Lense type -ish, lol. So sharing is part of this ritual. Expansion. And as I look at the clock, 9p... Jupiter Hour. On Jupiters Day. Moor.
I never knew Texas was majestic. Thats the best way I can describe Her. I recall geography classes giving me boring lessons of flatlands and duststorms. I was betrayed by their books. Then as a child travelling to and from 'the country' all I saw was hundreds of miles of forests. I couldnt appreciate the forests for the hours of endless trees, sitting in the backseat of the car, wishing I was already at Grandma's. I saw no beauty in the land of my own birthright.
Then one day I changed. I began to feel a nagging desire to reconnect with Nature. I suppose my connection with Nature and to my environment has always been in me but modernity is a fierce competitor. Or, perhaps a seed was planted while I was living in California. Cali living was most of my food coming from the weekly, local Farmer's Market, me riding with hundreds of cyclists through the streets of downtown San Francisco in Critical Mass, and the first time in my adult life siteseeing and exploring true mountians and valleys. It was a transformative experience. So much so, when I returned to Houston I wanted to duplicate my new lifestyle. So I sought out the Markets, which I found were more exclusive- held in the middle of the week and during the middle of the day... times only housewives and college kids were able to juggle. A little disappointing but our neighborhood Supermarkets also carry local produce, it just takes knowing which store carries what and mapping out a plan (and frequenting 'other' neighborhood markets.... on the West Side of town, lol.) Critical Mass is last Fridays of the month... And mountians and valleys? I would learn that Texas has valleys and vineyards and prairies and Pineywoods and Bayous and Rivers and sacred Mounds. We might even have mountians, I wouldnt doubt it. Joining a Camping Group has allowed me access to some secluded sceneries. Ive been places so magnificient that I momentarily forgot I was still in Texas. We have Vineyards outside Austin, so Im thinking there must be mountians...
Which is why Im "Trippin." I realize now that once off the beaten path, Texas offers much. I almost said 'once out the city' but thats not entirely true. For instance, Dallas has many faces. Ive always thought of it as Oz. Lol. And the more I learn about the land of Dallas/Fort Worth, the more I understand why I discern Her as such. One location in Dallas will have you feeling depressed and oppressed, while another location will empower you towards your personal best... depends on where you are oriented. I would make the hypothesis most cities are like that. With secluded parks, protected sites, off-map terrains, sacred places and disenfranchised districts...
I received much from the city of Dallas and I didnt want to leave. I plan to return soon. This trip was for a Dance Conference, to exercise one of my crafts. However next time will be purely to sightsee. I need more time in her many museums and public places. Plus I want to treat my daughter to Her family attractions. I also want to stay in an artsy hotel.
I appreciate Houston also. I had to molt first tho. Get some of my outdated programming up-to-speed. Saturn in Capricorn has been getting my mind right across the board tho, lol. I can appreciate Houston in her Glory. I prolly wont live here much longer tho, Im ready for a change of scenery. However Im here now, so striving to sync with the warm currents... #SoHtown is my modus operandi. Until its time for another adventure.