Sankofa – Looking Back to Move Forward Deeper Higher

by | May 2, 2022 | Evolution, Inspire, Lifestyle

Birthdays are always an ideal time to assess; look back and forward, while assessing where I am in the moment. Reflecting on my own life journey, the path I’ve chosen or that chose me is absolutely amazing! Now as an Elder, my perspective feels seasoned and there are more life lessons to share. One thing is certain, I have been most fortunate through the trials and tribulations. The key has been and is, Lessons Learned.

  1. Who and how are you at this time in your life?
  2. In what ways have you achieved your goals and aspirations?
  3. Is there an incident or experience that changed your life in a positive way?
  4. What is the most essential action you’ve yet to take?
  5. Are you willing to accept guidance or support to take the next steps?
Some Lessons Learned
  1. The Creator has a Master Plan – the extent to which one aligns with, follows, or denies it, is the life journey,
  2. Everything grows from and evolves around one’s spiritual foundation,
  3. Expressing one’s Creativity in whatever form; visually, orally, kinesthetically, lingually, or otherwise, is essential to health and wholeness,
  4. Global Travel expands one’s horizons on multiple levels,
  5. Each one has been here before through one’s ancestors and each one shall return, perhaps in a different form, but indeed come back again…

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“Love greatly, forgive often, act decisively.  With this as our foundation, we allow the love and grace of the Creator to embrace, enliven and empower us along every step of our sacred way.”

– Harriet Tubman Wright

Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana.  The literal translation of the word and the symbol is it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.”

The word is derived from the words: SAN (return), KO (go), FA (look, seek and take). The Sankofa symbolizes the Akan people’s quest for knowledge among the Akan with the implication that the quest is based on critical examination and intelligent and patient investigation.

The symbol — shown in the photo on an interior window in the Carter G. Woodson Center — is based on a mythical bird with its feet firmly planted forward with its head turned backward. Thus, the Akan believe the past serves as a guide for planning the future. To the Akan, it is this wisdom in learning from the past which ensures a strong future.

The Akans believe that there must be movement and new learning as time passes. As this forward march proceeds, the knowledge of the past must never be forgotten.

Month of May

May is here and another very full time; Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Graduations, Weddings, and more…Of note it’s: May Day, Cinco de Mayo, National Mental Health Awareness Month, National Older Americans Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

“May” is likely named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Alternatively, the name might have come from the Latin maiores, “elders,” who were celebrated now.

  • What’s important for you during the month of May?
  • In what ways are YOU growing?
  • What have you to celebrate and how will you do so?