Sing Your Song
by Suki Mwendwa PHD
So many of us now are becoming more aware of our quantum existence. Where we focus our energy is what we create in our lives, when you change the focus, you can also change your reality.
Instead of relying on generational tradition and teaching as a guide, we are taking more responsibility for our lives and destiny as we make the most of the choices we have.
However, this can be easier said than done and it can take time to be able to see clearly and decipher whose story are we living? Is it ours, or our parents or our grandparents or even our ancestors?
As we set out on this journey of discovery, it’s so essential that we are supported by a mentor, someone who has already walked the path before us. Someone who knows the pitfalls and traps which are awaiting us, how to avoid as many as we can and equally importantly, how to climb out of the holes that we will inevitably find ourselves in from time to time.
The mentorship that you need is entirely individual, it may be as simple as starting with my book, a self paced program, workshop or as customised as our 1-1 training.
Suki is a Professor in Design, an experienced Education administrator and manager. She is also an experienced dance teacher and choreographer, as well as certified in Energy management, and Soul Profiling. She considers herself as a transformation education facilitator
In terms of formal education, she has been teaching at major Universities in Kenya and practicing Design within a human ecology tradition, which includes social and cultural issues within the built environment, and mitigating social-environmental impact using space-crafting, people related product design development, and environmental product design life cycle awareness. She applies design thinking in her work and teaching, as a preparation for industry and relevant competencies, founded in a tradition of creative thinking and grounded theory, as a means to produce constructive practical sustainable design outcomes within communities, industry and the creative economy. More recently she is looking to integrate social entrepreneurship as the missing link to the equation, for further sustainable impact.
As the founding Director of School of the Arts and Design, at University of Nairobi, and a former Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships, at Technical University of Kenya, she facilitated and established strategic partnerships with industry, global and local research consortiums, institutions of higher education, and local communities, including capacity building and community outreach activities to secondary schools, and local communities, for the promotion of sustainable livelihoods.
Based on Suki’s experience, reflection and passion in believing that people must be given the dignity of their own process to make decisions and thus, create mindful – profitable, sustainable and responsible – businesses, she has been seeking methods to drive this vision by asking the questions; how do we shift our limiting beliefs and mind-set to have sustainable and abundant lives on the continent? And, are we living the full purpose of our existence, using our talents, gifts, and essentially our essence to build flourishing lives?
As part of the search to identify means and tools to fulfil this mission, she did a deep dive within herself, partly through her dance of 30 plus years, and also through her training and certification as a teacher in Psychic tools/quantum mechanics and energy management, at Berkeley Psychic Institute, U.S.A, and Soul Blueprint profiling, U.K. The former was through given tools, to gain a self-awareness and clarity for transformation, and the latter to answer the question, Why are you here?
A personable, deeply introspective and bold illustration of social artistry. Sing your song navigates contemporary challenges through detailed lenses of often transcendent lived experience. These are captured in powerful cathartic reverberated events, dialogue and suspenseful reflections that will make you want to shout at or embrace Tinam, and Kasumwe and others.
The book challenges dominant rhythms and calls for silent flames to burn unapologetically to reclaim and reify lost connections; connections with those we have around us, those who have gone before, our connections to the earth, connections with ourselves in the current zeitgeist, and in times gone by, and when there wasn’t time. It takes time to mirror the unspoken. It takes time to mirror the authors journey as you also navigate this unputdownable text. There are pages where you will pause and come back to after gasping and sighing and hopefully, introspectively meditating on your own meaning making processes.
Alternatively, it could just be a portal through which you would be able to empathise on the persona’s experiences, peppered dynamic contexts of historical injustice, mindfulness and ultimate affirmation to bold identity – race, masculinity / femininity and the age old quest for the self. All this is sandwiched in softer echoes to people and places you swear to have known, in the busy scenes with vendors and kiosks, names and real descriptions of the music and musicians of the here and now.
It presents reminders to keep peddling through the Philosophical, spiritual, ontological debates on the meaning and cycles of life, the expressionism of art, music, language, pain and healing, grief, relationships, tradition, gender, power – old power draped in go-betweens and colonial undertones and the power that is in the self.
Finally, don’t read it on the loo as you will not be able to distinguish where the pins and needles are from after reading for so long.
I found the book very captivating by fusing energy work, and spirituality, the psychic world, and Quantum existence,Christianity and the modern day to day life. The book starts with the great disruption of the African continent which changes all the norms and ways known and practiced by Africans many decades before the coming of the white man in Africa. The author craftily fuses the past together with present life, and the life after death in a unique way which keeps the reader wanting to know what she is up to in the next line, page and the chapterahead. It’s worthy reading. Looking forward to her next book.