Being A Balanced Man - An Interview with Oshea Luja

Episode 17,   Apr 15, 2021, 01:00 AM

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On the show we will discuss what it looks like for a man to embrace both his masculine and feminine energies in order to create more fulfillment in his life and to be a strong presence in his family.

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The Entreprenuer:
Oshea Luja is the Artistic Director of Still Waters Network,  the Producer of the Still Waters Experience, and co -founder of the literacy-rooted Still Waters Writers Workshop.  A renowned poet and producer, he is a 2015 and 2017 Village Award Recipient from the Villagers Hall of Fame Awards Foundation. Oshea co-founded Vibrations Holistic Center in Inglewood CA, which offered cultural classes, lectures, workshop and over 75 different types of healing teas and a full line of natural hair and skin-care products he co-produces called Subtle-Tiyes, aimed to beautify from the inside out.  He has since opened up The Balance Portal, a private practice in Southern CA, where he expanded their product line and now teach workshops on life-purpose alignment and soul work.

The Artist/Producer:
Oshea, known artistically as Food4Thought, is a visual, musical and literary artist, that has presented art on a world-class level over an extended period of time.  He's directed and produced the stage play "Smoke", written by Ernie De Silva, co-produced and directed  "Time with The Masters of Rhyme" A Watts Prophet and A Last Poet, co-produced, directed and starred in the production"Big City Bright Lights" and is currently touring with the theater production "The Fertile River" written by Vincent Terrell-Durham and produced by Alton Patton.  A pivotal moment in Oshea's work, was when he produced and directed the "50th Golden Anniversary of the critically acclaimed 1965 Watts Writers' Workshop." in 2015, at Cal Sate University Dominguez Hills in Carson California.  This historic event brought together many of the legendary Watts writers that have not seen each-other in over 35 years.

The Poet/Host:
Coined the “prince of poetry” by the late great Leimert Park Poet Dee Black, Oshea’s extremely potent spoken word delivery is like an iron fist inside of a silk glove.    As a poet, Oshea has been a longtime member of The Anansi Writers' Workshop at the World-Stage in Leimert Park.  CA.  His first poetry collection, "Royal Feast, A Literary Recipe", is an ode to his Watts CA. upbringing.  As a teaching artist, Oshea enjoys working with youth and elders, linking these generations together to better inner-stand the human experience.   Oshea has a special gift of utilizing creative expression to promote the innate greatness that resides in all beings.  A Watts CA, native, Oshea's passion is reclaiming Watts' storied history through art, culture and education.

The Author:
Oshea has wrote, edited, added an introduction and are co-authored over 20 manuscripts.  He's the author of Royal Feast - A Literary Recipe and co -author of Internal Balance - Would You Marry You?  He has added introductions to Try Walking A Mile N My Socks - By Melanie Luja, Sounds from the Waters - A poetry Anthology - by The Still Waters Collective,

The Practitioner:
Oshea has also found time to become a soul work practitioner in the fields of spirituality, health and balance.  His rite of passage has not been a cake walk,  humbly studying under the tutelage of author, poet, and priest Father Amde of the legendary Watts Prophets, award-winning documentary filmmaker, author, and poet S. Pearl Sharp, and The Grandfather of Rap and acupuncturist Dr. Jalal Mansur Nuriddin of the legendary Last Poets, to name some.  As a non-denominational minister, Oshea is sought after to facilitate weddings, funerals, rite-of-passage ceremonies, and many other sacred rituals throughout the year.  Oshea's research and life experiences have cultivated a unique philosophy that celebrates internal balance, suggesting that everyone has the innate ability to experience love inwardly, and the awareness of this actuality triggers an opening to explore love’s trajectory.




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