When Wishing for Rain, Equip Yourself for the Possibility of Thunder


Commonly, our individuality is characterised by wishes, goals and aspirations.  I’m yet to meet a person who has no wishes or aspirations whatsoever.  More often than not, the individual has an intended life or business trajectory that he/she would like to follow through. However, for best results, the minute specifics in the course of the said trajectory/life plan may need some refining and polishing.  My reference to refining and polishing is that at times, little or no attention is paid to the possibility of the hurdles, twists and turns as in time and space.

Tempestuous moments are not in all situations but a mere possibility in some, and should not be overlooked when we are deeply immersed in harmonics.  Yes, having contingency plans or measures are a clever thing to do; paying attention to those ‘blind spots’ and ‘dips’.  Crop farmers like having rain on a regular basis because of the benefits derived therefrom.  However they are also mindful of the possibility of thunder and lightning, and their ancillary effects. Buildings have lightening rods or lightening conductors that interface with the earth in the event of lightening; that is a contingency measure.

Please do not allow your mind to harbour pessimism, no. Your plan/project is work in progress, do not cease to plan until your goals are realised.  Additionally, you are not obliged to lay open your ‘pack of cards’ for others to evaluate. You are a good strategist and optimist, who is also realistic; this helps the feasibility and viability of your plans.  You are a good leader who takes steps to be risk averse or, at least safety measures for potential risk which may not always translate into actual risk.

You are the mastermind of your projects, you know what to do as and when the need arises, including the professional input you can enlist, mine inclusive, if you so wish.  The excitement that comes with success in a particular field, business or project is euphoric, a well deserved feeling.

I wish you well.


Fit for Purpose 


Discomfort, spaciness, indecision, lethargy, therewithal are turbulent states that none of us would like to be trapped in.  Instinctively, one would seek to extricate him/ herself from repugnant states or situations.

One would prefer to walk gracefully in what some individuals perceive as the ‘battlefield of life’.  We are purposeful individuals and not strangers to the realism of angling for betterment of the self.  Wellness and vitality are armours that we cannot afford to willingly dispense of, due to the catastrophic resultant effects of not having those layers of protection.

Betterment of the self seems like a mantle that we inherited from our forebears, which must be passed on. It is therefore unlikely that posterity will be objectionable to this premise, in their attempts to avert adversity in the continuum of challenges.

I do not suggest that you assume some sort of grandiosity, no.  Advisedly, I would say that it is more helpful to have a sense of realism and optimism.  I think that in doing so, you will be in better stead to make decisions and take actions that are effective and transformative.  You will more ably sift facts from fictitious material, sieving through things that need delineation.

As a certified healer and herbalist, among other things, I could be that missing component that you could enlist to contribute to redemption from particular situations.  My work as a healer is not a denial of ‘reality’, but rather a broader sense of reality from a spiritual perspective.  A type of treatment that is helpful and beneficial.

Relief from adverse states often comes with a sense of renewal, that makes one feel that he/she is better equipped to go ahead to do the things that they want to do without hindrance.

I wish you well.

Personal Sustainable Development Goals (PSDGs)


  1. Enhance your ability to ascend economically by making use of the opportunities that present themselves, you are a resourceful individual. Indifference in meeting your PSDGs should not be an option, because you really need to make a difference by being different from what you were.  I exhort you to gravitate towards ascension not descent.
  1. Ensure food security by eating nutritious meals on time. The energy you expend going about your business needs to be replenished with regularity and on time.  It would not be feasible for a car driver whose fuel tank reads ¼ and he/she thinks that the fuel can do 300 miles (482.8 kilometres)!
  1. Ensure that your health and wellbeing are not compromised in order to maintain long term constancy in achieving your aims and goals, and happily enjoying the rewards of your work. Take good care of your physical and spiritual needs; the body, mind and spirit approach. Some needs can be met by tangible empirical remedies, while other needs are met by metaphysical ones or, a fusion of both for a holistic approach to problem solving. I hasten to add that this is where David Lodda the healer comes in.
  1. Do decent work or business; do what you like and like what you do to maximise quality, productivity, longevity and fulfilment. When you like what you do, it is more likely than not that you give your work that extra tender loving care (TLC).  Additionally, it is also likely that you will come across and be perceived by others as a self-starter.  In terms of time as in space, one who likes what he/she does is more likely to last in that occupation for a long duration.
  1. Have an inclusive service provision; by inclusive I mean that the services you provide should be open to all those who can benefit from them. People in need of your services and who can access them should be warmly welcomed.
  1. Make sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems; enjoy the best herbs and herbal teas from sources with ethical harvesting methods. Methods that do not facilitate environmental degradation, but foster sustainable development
  1. This list of personal sustainable development goals is not exhaustive and can be added to.

I wish you well.

Intelligent Motion


In debates and meetings, when motions are passed they often effect change on one way or another.  It could even be a change that has a chain reaction or ripple-effect in various ways.  On an individual level, you can pass your own motion to evolve.  Evolving could be becoming upwardly mobile in economic terms.  It could also be ascending in rank or hierarchy in your organisation, leadership or, scholarship.

When you make that decision and follow it through, you are in motion to achieve your aims.  The phenomenon of evolving underscores the fact that you are now different from what you where before. This change should be a positive change that should place you in better stead.  I trust that you are a rational individual who would aim to make thoughtful and beneficial change.

You can be the first among equals in your environments, in work, business or socialisations.  Evolving to a better placement in status should help us not to detract from the good etiquette of treating our pears like equals.  Yes, they are your equals. The only difference between you and them is only one, that you are the first among them.  When that is the case, you all happily enjoy the whole package of good professional business relations.

You now have a second family which you should nurture so caringly, they too care for you.  You now allot sufficient time for your first family at home and that at work or in your business circles.  When this happens, when you are in either home, members of the other home are not worried; you have struck the right balance.  Moreover you are able to give undivided attention to whatever you do. Well done.

When you are the first among equals it is perhaps because you have charisma that is inspirational to your team and beyond.  You most probably also have other qualities that make people want to listen to you.  People may want that you take charge of the project at hand or, that you are the vicegerent of your organisation at inter-organisation conferences or meetings.

When you do your work, you find that others imitate you.  They imitate you because there is something about you or your work that is worth emulating, with a view to bettering their prospects.  The uniqueness about you becomes ‘contagious’. Some leaders, business people and academics have proved this hypothesis to be true.  Please reflect: You passed an intelligent motion to evolve and be the first among equals, a luminary example to emulate, which you are now.  Well done!  You can now aim for greater heights if you so wish.

I wish you well.

Moral Courage: Imperative for Success


Moral courage is about being able to take action for moral reasons; courage entails deliberation and is a pre-requisite to action.  When you objectively take yourself through the process of introspection, this may reveal particular dimensions that were not obviously apparent to you.  You may come to the realisation that you need to re-calibrate certain things in order for you to get the lifestyle you truly deserve.

Your comfort zone will be one of the first casualties; it will have to suffer regular bouts of abandonment.  There has to be some trade-off or opportunity cost/s, and doing so will not be devoid of any risks.  For instance, you will need to have the moral courage to tap into and make use of your emotional competence, while being honest with yourself about how you feel.  You need to helpfully ensure that you have sufficient rest and nutrition, short of which could lead to health issues and loss of time and income.  A helpful balance is therefore called for to aid you in sustaining your momentum.

Adaptability is something you should have the moral courage to do in the vortex of ideas that you are privy to. If a particular plan is not working, scrap it and adopt a new one, avoid holding onto dead weight.   You are more likely than not, to traverse through some uncharted territory which can have the feel of adventurism.  Yes, it is objective and purposeful adventurism.  Explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley exemplified objective, purposeful adventuring, so did David Livingstone, a missionary.

Just bear in mind that big journeys start with small steps. You need to believe in a higher purpose and draw inspiration from exemplary figures, and those that share your vision.  You are spreading your wings, your clients and others that derive benefit from your services are counting on you.

Self evaluation is a continuum on the road to success; it is inextricable from the things on your to-do list.  Have the moral courage not to seek solace in generating reasons for not taking up opportunities that come your way.  Additionally, have the moral courage to take the necessary steps to transcend your current place in the economic universe, in order to be counted among the successful.

I wish you will.

February: Cleansing/Purification


The word February is derived from the word Februa; which means cleansing or purification.[1]  Cleansing means to sanitize, decontaminate or purify.  The need to cleanse is driven by the unwelcome intrusions in and around an individual; on the physical, spiritual and emotional levels.

At the physical level this could be particular people or environments that do not foster one’s well-being.  I have heard statements like: “That place is so depressing.”  “That person is so draining.”  Conversely: “I feel uplifted when I go there.”  “It is so energising, inspiring or empowering being around that person.”  Spiritually, adverse states could manifest as spiritual invasions, which if unchecked could fester into a quagmire incrementally.  At the emotional level, there can be feelings of discomfort or unease, tension, inexplicable sadness/depression.

Please note: I’m not saying that the suffering or less fortunate should suffer neglect and abandonment, no.  Rather, they should be helped in our various capacities, in the safest manner possible.  Completing and following through particular tasks, can be an uphill struggle for some individuals who feel usurped by dis-empowering situations.  One may attempt to challenge this explanation by saying: “It is all in the mind.”  I say you are partly right, because the mind has both intuitive and rational abilities to inform the body about what is going on in and around it. What is more, particular practical steps often need to be taken, in concert with non empirical ones, for one to experience relief from affliction.

The range of therapies and treatments that are available to us help in addressing particular states/conditions, that can manifest in an individual in different ways.  For example, we have got counsellors, physicians, pharmacists, healers and herbalists; all of whom have different specialisms, and can make particular contributions in the well-being of people. When one feels impounded by a state/s that seem insurmountable, he/she should not feel confined to the month of February to enhance their well-being.  Purification/cleansing can be done in any month, including February.  Please do take care of yourself and your loves ones.

I wish you well.



[1]  http://projectbritain.com/year/february.htm

Be Decisive


In our personal, business and professional lives, making particular decisions can be a nerve-racking moment for some, while others relish any such opportunity. However, when you have facts about the matter on which a decision is to be made, that should facilitate you to make an informed decision. Be decisive, you will have something to carry out or otherwise. Indecision can have drawbacks, including missed or lost opportunities. Therefore indecision can be a barrier to progression, achieving goals or success.

Being decisive is of critical importance to the growth of your business. It also allows for business development or, professional development in your chosen avocation, including research. If you are decisive, you can build on and vastly expand your ventures and body of knowledge. Sometimes one may think: ”what if something goes wrong?” How about the thought: “what if all goes well?”

Should you inadvertently make a decision that yields wrong results; firstly, you will have the satisfaction that at least you made a decision. Secondly, there is always room for improvement. I’m not advocating recklessness, but imparting information about remedial actions. You can always evaluate the situation and use your wit and other strengths to salvage any mishap/s. It is also part of your growth, both individually and in a corporate sense. It is also a pertinent phenomenon in the ascendancy to success.

A quality that is common in leadership and in the business fraternity is the ability to take risks. You have to decide whether to take that risk or not. You have to make sound and timely decisions, because your support-base and clientele count on you to do so. In being decisive, you may not be all things to all men and women. It may seem like a situation that is far from desirable, but at least it is the truth. Not being decisive can also be a risky sanctuary. It is best to emancipate yourself from the mental slavery of not being decisive.

Say what you mean and mean what you say. In doing so you exhibit clarity and honesty, and you earn the trust and confidence of those that you transact with.
In being decisive, do not lose hope that you are in a confining situation that you cannot extricate yourself from. Do forget that there is always a rationale for your decisions, as well as room for rectification where necessary.
I wish you well.