I sincerely hope that you all are well and staying strong both mentally and physically at this time!
It’s madness what’s going on… it feels like we are living inside an episode of Black Mirror... or even Black Lightning!
Every morning I wake up thinking it was “All a dream…”
As I stay in all day listening to music, reading and drawing!
For me this time is reminiscent of the ninties...
Maybe it’s the time in my life that I spent most alone.
In my room…
listening to Biggie!
Full circle - Self Isolation actually started around a year ago for me, as I decided to take the Freelance route.
Here are some tips that have aided me through mental hardship and frustration.
Cue Dru-Hill: All Alone
1) Create your own daily routine. Yes... you create for you! This can include cleaning, exercise and meditation each morning.
2) Tap into the universal powers! Follow step one and pay attention to the clues that arise. It will confirm that everything is how it is suppose to be :)
3) Let go of control - and accept that the divine plan is the right plan.
4) Be creative.
Writing has been my escape – and I strongly encourage all of you reading this to find some creative outlet to tap into every day, it really helps!
So with that being said… let’s go!
With BLACK LIGHTNING having an African American family with super powers as the central focus - the title, like Black Panther is obvious.
The 'Lightning' part hitting our collective awareness of the power of actual lightning - and so, I found the title very fitting... although admittingly lacking imagination.
But it did what it said on the tin and I liked that.
Although not a comic or a part of my 90's nostalgia ... Black Lightning, at this time of quarantine, fitted into lightly political, action filled TV.
That is in no way reality TV but in some respects seems like reality...
I mean... superheroes and 90's nostalgia aside -
Did you know that in reality our bodies (not only house our true enlightened essence but) also is electric?
This article on forbes.com breaks down the science!
What if we could actually enhance this electric body by what we eat, what we watch, who we encounter - to fully optimise our internal powers?
The premise of Black Lightning is about members of society who have super powers - either through a vaccine they were given as a child or a drug... appropriately titled 'Green Light'.
To summarise - the government, put ingredients together as part of a human experiment, which they then try to control.
Similar scenario to today... or am I losing control?
Black Lightning (the name of the main character as well as titled) is able to manipulate electricity… as long as there’s a source.
And fights all evil - by zapping anyone that tries to attack him, his family and/ or community.
This really got me thinking - and granted, my lack of vitamin D (from staying in my yaaad!) gave maybe too much room for thought - but I wondered... Is there something in this for us that we can learn from?
If we are electricity - what is our source?
My antennae’s - up!
As I watched on, I learned that to over power Black Lightning (the character (and arguably the whole family/ community)) you needed to shut off/ or down... the source.
The over powering of the powerful!
And so the war begins.
In each episode Black Lightning and Co. are under attack by some other being, usually assigned by the government (as how dare one man have and know electricity). He and his daughters arm themselves in their suits of protection as they battle and win!
Are we also under attack?
And is the weapon radiation or... lack of vitamin D?
As I binge watch season 1 and 2 and am fastly finishing season 3... time isn't behaving like it usually does.
I wake up.
And am in another episode of Black Lightning.
Is my obsession actually me just being lethargic?
Not radiation at all.. but lethargy.
Or maybe... its my lack of meeting(s) with the sun!
Is my sudden lack to do anything - but watch Black Lightning - a sign of another weapon??
A more current pandemic???
I'm not sure what it is -
I just know...
I need a suit.
A suit of protection!
"And if you don't know now you know..."
Black Lightning - ✮✮✮✮✮
Catch Black Lightning and all its seasons now on Netflix