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About Me

Healing is work, not gambling. It is the work of inspiration,

not manipulation…. The work of healing is work for inspirers

working long and steadily in a group that grows over generations,

until there are inspirers, healers wherever our people are

scattered, able to bring us together again.

 

--Ayi Kwei Armah

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Mission

Rev. Ɔkomfo Adia Blackmon Shabazz. My name is a representation of the community I come from. Strongest when we are united but often separated by the things that should bring us together. I was raised in the Christian church and graduated from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology. I was licensed as a minister at Riverview Baptist Church under Rev. Stephen Hewlett. I'm an initiated Ɔkomfo in the lineage of Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu.  My first name is Swahili, coming from East Africa while my initiation is in a West African tradition.  My married name is well known as a name in the Nation of Islam.

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Vision

Healing work is the work of my Ancestors, immediate and ancient.  Every gift I have is used toward encouraging wholeness and wellness in those around me. Sewing is a family gift that has been nurtured by elders in my community. Singing is the same, music flows in our family's lifeblood.  I am a 200hr trained Yoga teacher in the Kripalu lineage, trained in Reiki 1 and 2 by Nana Joyce Branch and I have received my training in Thai Massage. 

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