My friend Ginger was a celebration of womanhood. Ginger and I always created wonderful, fun, loving situations wherever we went. No matter how the encounter began, it ended with my three favorite things - Love, Light and Laughter.
One of our most wonderful adventures began in late February of 2001. I was lounging around my house one Sunday morning when the phone rang, “Hello.”
“Hey Bea, it’s Ginger.”
“Well, I’ve got two tickets for a screening of the new Chris Rock movie “Down To Earth,” and I was wondering if you’d like to go?”
“Yea sure, I’d love to. I love Chris Rock.”
“O.K. then, I’ll come by and pick you up.”
We went to see “Down to Earth” which was a very funny movie and considering what happened next, the title of this movie is very significant. This is how it went “down.”
Following the movie, Ginger and I were cruising down Hollywood Blvd. when she asked me, “Bea, have you ever had the mulled wine at “The Cat and The Fiddle.”
“No, I haven’t been very big on mulled wine in this life.”
“Oh my God, it’s soooo amazing. I have to take you there.”
We went to this great pub but were dismayed to find out that mulled wine is only available for the holidays, so I settled for a Corona. We found a table in the patio and
I pulled out my Tarot deck and I asked Ginger if she’d like a reading. She said “Sure.”
As I was giving her my insights, this black guy walks in, points at Ginger and yells out, “YOU!” Startled and slightly annoyed by the intrusion into our space, I became more open when he introduced himself as Demetrius which in Greek means “Belonging to the Mother Goddess.” For me, that was a sign. A sign of what I didn’t know. He was quite taken by Ginger and there was some lighthearted flirting going on between them and then he asked us, “Hey, do you like George Clinton and Parliament?” I said, “Hell yea, I love George Clinton.”
“Do you want to see them play at “The House of Blues” on Thursday night?”
Ginger was trying to place who George Clinton was and I said, “Come on girl, you know “The Mothership Connection.” Then I started singing, “One nation under a groove, getting down just for the funk of it.”
Demetrius said, “Yea, you know it.”
“That’s right baby, George Clinton . . . he’s my Daddy.”
We accepted his invitation and Demetrius and Ginger exchanged numbers. When I got home that night, I decided to honor George Clinton with a new message on my voicemail.
Your life is a movie
Do you prefer Drama or Comedy?
If your script needs a rewrite
I can help you see the light
See who you really are
So you can shine, be a star
Then play your divine role
To help make this planet whole
So we can be
One nation under a groove
Getting down just for the funk of it
Four days later we went to see “Clinton-The President of the United States of Funk” and as I was grooving to the beat, I turned around and there was Chris Rock standing right behind me. Another sign . . . of what I didn’t know.
Then, I was blown away when I was invited to come on stage and dance to my favorite Parliament song “Atomic Dog.” George Clinton even did the booty dance with me.” Bow Wow Wow Yippee Yo Yippee Yay! When I got off the stage, Clinton’s manager Archie walked up to me and said, “When I saw you dancin’ I could tell you’ve been funky for a loooong time.”
“That’s right baby, I’m the High Priestess of Funk!”
On the way home from the concert, I was talking to Ginger about my ex-boyfriend Carl and I said, “Carl is going to freak when I tell him that I was dancing on stage with George Clinton. He loves him more than I do.”
“Yea, that’s one of the reasons we bonded so well despite of our age difference. He loves the music of the seventies and listens to Parliament all the time.”
Carl also loved Howard Stern so I meditated about getting on the Howard Stern Show. John Belushi came to me in my vision and told me to call the show and tell them that John Belushi says Howard should run for mayor of New York. I was on the show within a week. And now, my friends in spirit hooked me up with da man George Clinton himself just to cheer me up. It worked . . . for awhile.
A few days later I was sitting at home and I was taken over by an overwhelming sense of hate towards Carl and a former girlfriend of mine named Bonnie who had moved in with him. This woman and I had a huge falling out and even though they said their relationship was platonic I was still very resentful and that night I just felt so much hatred for both of them. I burst into tears and prayed to Jesus from the bottom of my heart. I said “Jesus, I know I’m here to bring love and light into the world, but right now I just want to kill my ex-boyfriend . . . so I can’t possibly have these feelings of such intense hatred. I really need your help.”
I fell asleep and I had a dream that Bonnie’s Doberman appeared to me and said, “Beatrice, I’m really really sick and I need to go to the vet.” I awoke and I immediately called Carl and asked him, “Carl, what’s wrong with Bonnie’s dog?”
“I don’t know. We’re trying to figure it out. She’s really sick.”
“Well, you need to take her to the vet. Her dog came to me in a dream and said she was really sick and needs to go to the vet.”
Carl said, “Bea, what an amazing gift you have.”
“Yea, whatever.” I said and I hung up the phone.
I went back to sleep and the dream continued although it was more like a vision. It felt very lucid. Now, I saw myself with the dog in a vet’s office. She was lying on a steel table and I was petting her stomach when all of a sudden I look up and I see the rapper Tupac Shakur coming through the ceiling. Two other rappers were behind him in the shadows and I couldn’t make out their faces but Tupac was as clear as could be. Tupac started rapping to me one verse after another after another all night. He rapped about me, about my life, my mission. It’s like he knew everything about me including my relationship with Carl. Normally I would have written down the rhymes but he was rapping so fast I just enjoyed the show. At one point Tupac yelled out “L” period, “O” period, “V” period, “E” period. Let’s Overcome Violence Everywhere. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO STOP THE HATE.”
I prayed to Jesus and he sent Tupac.
The following morning I called Ginger and told her what happened. Demetrius was with her and she told him, “Beatrice had a vision that Tupac Shakur rapped to her all night.”
Demetrius took the phone and said, “I’ve met Tupac Shakur’s mother.”
“Yea and Tupac and George Clinton wrote songs together when Tupac was alive.”
“Really, I didn’t know that. I really don’t know much about Tupac. Hold on a second, my other phone is ringing.”
“Hey Bea, it’s Michelle. How are you feeling?”
“A little Bow Wow Wow without the Yippee Yo Yippee Yay. Michelle, you won’t believe what happened to me last night. I had a vision and Tupac Shakur came and rapped to me all night.”
“Bea, I’m listening to Tupac Shakur right now on the radio singing a song about his mother.”
“No, it’s on the radio right now.”
“Let me call you right back.”
“I want to come over. I’m just down the street.”
“Sure. Come on over.” I called Ginger back immediately.
“Hey Ginger, I was telling my friend Michelle what happened and she says to me,
“Tupac’s on the radio right now singing a song about his mother.”
Demetrius got on the phone and said, “Yea, Tupac wrote a song about his mother called “Dear Mama” about her struggles and how she inspired him to be who he was.”
“Wow, that’s beautiful. Listen my girlfriend is at the door so let’s talk later.”
I opened the door and there was Michelle with a big smile on her face hiding something behind her back. She says, “Bea, I had to give this to you. I was doing a photo shoot for Sony with a fourteen-year-old rapper named Lil Bow Wow and look.” She handed me an album and the title was BEWARE OF DOG. Oh yea . . . it gets better.
A couple of hours later I received a call from a guy named Fidel. Demetrius had told him all about me. Fidel hosted a socially conscious, politically aware, spiritually motivated hiphop radio show called “Seditious Beats” and guess who he had just interviewed? Yep, Tupac Shakur’s mother. There are certain people who are guided to me because they are here to do a lot of good in the world and Fidel is one of them. I offered Fidel to come and see me for a session as a gift. When I met with him, he informed me that he had also produced a documentary about Tupac Shakur.
After the reading I said, “Now Fidel, I’d like to guide you on a meditation where I take you into a higher realm of consciousness within yourself. You just describe to me what you’re seeing, and then I’ll read it back to you and interpret the symbols. It takes an hour or so but it’s really fun and very healing.” The following is the last part of Fidel's vision.
I go up the path of clouds. I see my great grandfather Librado. He says, “Build your garden and I will help you always. All you have to do is ask and I will be there for you.” I ask him to take me to a place of healing. I take him by the hand and he takes me to see my Grandmother Lena. She looks how she did when I used to play with her as a child. She gives me a big hug and says, “I’m so proud of you.” I give her my rosary and she transforms it into a necklace of all white beads. It signifies wisdom . . . the coolness to soothe the fire, to keep my head cool. I ask her “Is there anything else I need to know before I go back?” She says, “Show your children how to love in this world.”
At this point I said out loud, “Fidel, I hear Tupac saying he would like to come into your vision but he needs your permission. Is it O.K.?”
“Yea, I see him. He’s wearing black overalls and a bandana tied over his head. He says “Thank-you so much for doing that stuff for my mom. You know, I’m just dropping seeds to change the world.”
“Fidel, can you say thank-you to Tupac on my behalf please?”
Tupac says, “Don’t trip. I know what you’re all about. You’re a great woman and that comes straight from G.O.D. - “Gangsta of Destiny.” He’s telling me, “Hey man, my mom needs to be in the light. There are too many sharks around her. Everyone wants a piece of my pie and I left that pie for my mama.”
Two weeks later, Tupac's new album “Til the End of Time” was released.
In June, Ginger and I went to see the actor Jeff Goldblum and his band play at a club where Ginger introduced me to a young man named Rebellum. A few minutes later Rebellum walked up to me and started rapping. I listened to him and when he finished I asked him, “Did you know Tupac Shakur by any chance?”
“No, but that’s funny you said that because earlier today I got a video about Tupac.”
“Can we go outside? I have a story I want to share with you.”
I recounted the whole Tupac story to Rebellum and when I finished I said, “Look Rebellum, I know it sounds crazy but I when I heard you rapping I immediately thought of Tupac because when he came to me in the dream he sounded a lot like you do. I really feel that Tupac wants to help you from the other side.” I was not prepared for what Rebellum said to me next. “Well, I want to tell you something. My mother is like you. She’s a renowned spiritual healer and advisor and the night Tupac got shot, my mother was called to be at Tupac’s side when he died.”
“You’re kidding me?”
“No man, I’m not.”
“Wow, Tupac is on top of it. I wasn’t even going to come tonight but I changed my mind at the last minute. Rebellum, Tupac guided me to you and there’s no doubt in my mind he wants to help you.”
Rebellum and I spent the rest of the night dancing and celebrating. The following evening he came over to my home and we watched the Tupac Shakur documentary.
The video gave me another confirmation I had been looking for. I wanted to know if Tupac made acronyms like he did with L.O.V.E. and G.O.D. while he was alive. On the video, one of Tupac’s friends said Tupac was always making acronyms “N.I.G.G.A. - Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished.”
Tupac has been around me ever since.
The following is a rhyme he channeled through me about Karma
and I put it all together with the other cool things he said and here it is!
The Wheel of Karma will turn
Until you learn
That love is the key
To opening the door of eternity
If you take the life of another
This is what will happen my brother
You will bring this soul to Earth
You will be the vehicle of their birth
So you may work out all your anger and your pain
Until all is forgiven and whole once again
If you're a member of the KKK
This is what I have to say
You can bet your white sheets my friend
You'll be right back on this Earth again
But this time with a beautiful black skin
Cuz the Wheel of Karma will turn
Until you learn that love is the key
To opening the door of Eternity
“L” period, “O” period, “V” period, “E” period
Let’s Overcome Violence Everywhere.
It's never too late to stop the hate
And that comes straight from G.O.D.
Gangsta of Destiny!!