Review: Chernobyl

 Strain Diary ~ Chernobyl

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Lately, I have been feeling very...strange. I don’t have the full language even now to describe the feeling, but I am aware of a transformation happening inside of me. Some things we can never verbalize because the message we’re receiving or process were undergoing is a spiritual one rather than a human one, and we can only verbalize in human languages.

An uncomfortable shift is underway in my physical body, my mental conditioning, and spiritual elevation. For me, it usually happens that I experience a total shift, affecting all the dimensions of my human experience, rather than one aspect at a time. While I trained for my first marathon a few years ago, I also wrote my first book, and felt a self-love so strong and exciting it was like I was in love (the addicting kind) with myself. My relationship with weed also transitioned from recreational to medicinal and spiritual during that summer. At present, I’m continuously swinging between the agony of change—the hips breaking to widen—and the joy of experiencing the new life passing through my own body and spirit, giving birth to a new version of myself...

...Today I woke up incredibly sore—my muscles were heavy everywhere from a grueling training schedule and my spirit was a little tired. My mind has been leading the way lately, keeping me up late and waking me up early, and in many ways threatening to undo the positive momentum I am cultivating for myself. I decided to take advantage of this morning’s sunshine by drenching myself in coconut oil and absorbing the sun’s energy while enjoying my morning blunt...

...I was so excited to discover this nug of Chernobyl from Ritual Cannabis that had somehow managed to escape my lighter! Usually when I find a nug from the past I save it for an absolute weed emergency or smoke it at night since the older the weed, the higher its CBN content—a compound which makes you sleepy/groggy.

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This sativa-hybrid nug, however, looked much the same as I remembered it from a few months ago—an inviting green with yellow highlights, covered in crystals, and proudly sporting its outdoor sugar leaves! The smell had also lost no pungency—it was a combination of sweet, sour, and perfumey notes, where you can tell it’s that forreal, forreal dank without even smoking. The nug was slightly sticky from all the trichomes, but I used a grinder to break it down before wrapping it in a Dutch.

The sun and weed worked in tandem, on my body first, and as a result also on my spirit. Almost immediately after I started feeling this high, I noticed my soreness dissipating without even a stretch. The sun warmed my exterior and the weed worked on my muscles through the interior. Tying my sun worship/melanin activation to my blunt ritual made the moment special spiritually as well—ancient messages settled into my skin as I released internal stress and doubts with my smoke, choosing instead in each moment faith and perseverance. Mentally, this strain fosters a calm, euphoric haze perfect for being gentle with reflections and allowing thoughts to pass without judgement, though I was definitely spacey in the grocery store after! Below are some affirmations & reminders to myself that came from this moment of active reflection.

Chernobyl Sun Meditations…

*Invest my time and energy wisely immediately, the decisions I make now will have lasting impact on mine and others’ futures.

*Be conscious in each moment of the choices I am making. What actions do I repeatedly choose and mistake as my nature or fate?

*I challenge myself to do one “annoying” thing that I always put off per day—sticking to my cleaning schedule, making a long overdue phone call, paying a bill, holding chair pose ( one of my least favorite) for the full breath cue etc.

*Breaking habits and creating new ones comes from the accumulation of individual acts, so every little thing IS important at this stage.

*Pay attention to my body’s hints and RESPECT THEM ALL.

I invite you to try on these themes for yourself in your own form of self-reflection, self-appreciation, and self-encouragement. If you’re also going through it, keep going bitch!

~ Kenya Ku$h ~

Mystic Marijuana: Full Moon in Capricorn
 picture: @twodrsdwn graphics: @seamlesslysupernatural

picture: @twodrsdwn graphics: @seamlesslysupernatural

During these next few weeks a ruling energy holds us tight and doesn’t let us get up until we ground down our emotions and root our goals so we can stand in a sophisticated position. Perhaps you have already arrived at a situation where you have been challenged to take a serious, reserved, or mature attitude. It’s not as easy as it sounds—growing up and killing a part of you in order to act in a new way. Dealing with moving into well-versed beings, communicating our emotions, and testing our skills in a professional setting is a presentation that mirrors our bloom in an exceptional field of endeavors. We evolve to this ambitious plane, a place of being on some big boy shit, your highest self, to actually achieve goals and make difficult and important decisions. If we try to aim high we have to walk the entire surface of discipline, no useless reactions. 

Pessimism could get in the way, under this strawberry full moon in Capricorn. Feeling extra overwhelmed at the magnitude of taking on or doing something as your grown self. If you do feel like you lack an agenda or have been bitten by a bigger dog, the moon is trying to help you move in the other direction. To put that to a close, and usher in a new idea, project, or behavior. Our sun facing the moon always highlights our opposing forces: what I should be doing vs what I am actually doing. This is a serious time, we may feel stuck or may have had an intuition thats trying to tell us how to begin but we still can't clearly see which direction to go. Full moons speak to previous new moons. Have you reflected on what just happened? On any manifestations in actions? Clouds with no silver lining? Excessive worrying getting in the way of believing that you have endless potential of success? If you have been tackling these questions, in the next few weeks, achievements begin to pay off. 

Full moons mean something needs to be ended, acknowledged, or adjusted, and Capricorn's energy directs us to complete something we've worked really hard on. Task master, UK artist, Skepta always comes through executing everyone with his style and unstoppable hustle. I've added an essential Skepta playlist below to remind us that our ancestral baggage can be transmuted because our ability to conquer challenges is limitless. 

~J-NA$TY

1. Sunglasses At Night

2. Check It Out

3. Sit Down

4. Pure Water

5. Ladies Hit Squad

6. No Security

7. Lean 4 Real 

8. Praise The Lord (Da Shine)

Mystic Marijuana: New Moon in Gemini
 @mia.k.visuals

@mia.k.visuals

How our emotions influence our thoughts is our own medicine and one’s journey to heal contains a sacrifice. Your sacrificial offering gives way to your soul’s initiation for a new life, entering a new moon in Gemini.

During this new moon we may be still stuck in trying transitions. Experiencing this we can act infantile and demand spewing thoughts like, “I need to focus on my path because others around me are getting what they want.” As magical beings, there’s always more work to do on top of our destined crafts. Any witch that only cooks for themselves eats nothing but sin. We are multi-faceted because of the amount of healing we are meant to do, see, and touch beyond self. 

Most of all, healers must be contacted during changes (certain breaks that occur in other timelines) to reestablish balance. Be aware that we live in many timelines, and uncomfortable changes may signify another timeline rendering emotions that lead to spiritual disorder. No need to rest for we cannot ignore any ailments, physical or social, that happen throughout a new moon.

Spiritual disorder can show up in the form of humans harming themselves and each other and/or violating social or universal laws. Our very high levels of psychic sensitivity make us lightening rods, drawing the disharmony from this plane or other timelines to ourselves and grounding it. 

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The journey as divine empress/divine king/your version of higher self will only continue because we constantly endure the earth’s suffering since we are the earth’s children. When we convulse in a state of pain from a modern world — which rings plenty alarms of monstrous patriarchal abuse, with echoes of classism, elitism, depredation of the planet, and more. It becomes difficult to find a reason to free up our medicine (transmuted emotions) or even stay to protect this planet.  I see many who have given their power up over to something like technology because they’re looking for some type of reward. With that, you can then only argue what you wished for/deserve. 

Realizing you make a sacrifice by not being your own worst enemy (greedy, uncaring, etc) is going to present a different kind of reward. You can stay following your own path, but if the water you cross is tumultuous, don’t just keep going, also help pull others out of it too. Even when there are enemies outside of ourselves, betrayal is acted out by you first. Old souls are proverbs that come to this prison planet to help our people. If you’re an old soul, we wonder why we return here and plead to try another realm. The thing is we are in other realms, we inhabit the bodies of other deities, gods/goddesses from other timelines.

Dimensions will always collapse. When you fixate on thinking about not receiving what you want in this dimension, your messing it up in the other dimensions too— delaying the harmony. You gotta play your role in this dimension first. 

~J-NASTY 

International Chats Ep 2: Raquel Savage of The Sex Therapist
 photos: @sagecausie

photos: @sagecausie

This is one of the dopest interviews I have had the pleasure of conducting for Women.Weed.WiFi. Anyone that is familiar with our platform knows that we are super sex-positive, hoe-positive, body-positive and all the other positives as it relates to women’s sexual liberation and autonomy.

Too often women, especially black women and other WOC, are either slut-shamed or hyper-sexualized (or the really bizarre instances when it’s both at the same time). Raquel Savage, also known as The Sex Therapist, is giving us life because of her balanced perspective and approach to facilitating discussions around sex, sexuality, and sex work.

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Raquel is a sex therapist based in Miami, FL, able to help coach individuals and couples about their sex and intimacy issues, in addition to using her large online presence to discuss sex and sex culture, taboos, rape culture, her experiences as a sex worker and more—all through hella creative lenses. On Instagram you may stumble across one of Raquel’s “#ThoughtProvokingThirstTraps” where she pairs a photo or video showing off her bangin bod paired with reflective and informative musings on topics such as chivalry, taking dick, consent, eating ass and more.

In the second episode of our International Chats, Raquel is talking about her journey into sex therapy, what she hopes her platform will evolve to, and even answering a lil Q&A! Light the blunt and press play—let’s get into this session! 

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Follow Raquel here to catch the latest episodes of her podcast, The Savage Life, and keep up with her on social media.

~ Kenya Ku$h~ 

special thanks to Stoney $pice for mastering the mix.  

Artist Spotlight: Mother Marygold
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In light of Upstream Music Fest, we caught up with one of our artists that will be joining us on stage Sunday, June 3rd, Mother Marygold.

Mother Marygold has bewitched us with her unique and powerful voice.

SHE is sure to move you the same <3 ~ Stoney Spice 

 

Women.Weed.WiFi: What are you looking forward to the most while you are here in Seattle for Upstream Music Fest?

Mother Marygold: This will be my first time in Seattle, and I'm really excited about exploring the city and its energy. I'm also looking forward to connecting with other artists and catching some amazing shows. and FOOD.

WWWiFi: What song are you most excited to perform and why?

MM: We are planing to perform some unreleased music, gonna feel out the crowd and hit em with a few surprises. I think it’s important to give a unique experience every performance. It’s a communication between artist and audience, and I love to talk. We may hit em with Prayer, or Grand Theft or something no one has heard yet, it all depends on the conversation.

WWWiFi: What has recently been your source of inspiration and what have you been creating because of it?

MM: People and my personal experiences have been inspiring me. I am very intrigued by human behavior, and cause and affect of my actions. People have helped me grow, helped me learn valuable lessons, and helped me better understand different perspectives. With that comes experiences I put into the music, experiences that others have battled and/or may be facing. As a result, I've been creating conversations of experience, telling my story of things I've been through, ways I talk myself out of anxiety and insecurities and in recent time, honesty. 
 

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WWWiFi: What is a long-term goal you are working toward right now?

MM: I’ve never been big on thinking music could be a career choice, I've always looked at it as a hobby or something I like to do for fun. However, my mind is changing, and I'm becoming more serious about my craft. It may be a bit bold to say, but I want to fill the void of Nina Simone and strengthen my vocal ability. I want to sit next to Badu, Jill Scott, and Lauryn Hill and know that I've earned that spot and worked my ass off. I'm perfecting my craft and vocal abilities and will get there.

WWWiFi: What flower do you find yourself smoking most?

MM: I got some marshmallow plant in my tea right now lol.

WWWiFi: What are the first 5 words that come to mind when you think of women of color?

MM: Beautiful, Stong, Innovative, Warriors, Go- Getters <3333

 

—Catch Mother Marygold performing on the International Girl Gang stage—

Sunday 6/3 9:15pm @ 13 Coins 255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

https://www.showclix.com/event/UpstreamMusicFestival/tag/InternationalGirlGang

Monday 6/4 @ LoveCityLove

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womenweedwifi-lovecitylove-present-a-full-body-sensory-experience-tickets-46603974743