Set New Goals

Set New Goals


It’s time to set new goals…

That’s what my friend, Jewel Love, told me when we met for coffee in Oakland about two weeks ago.

Jewel is a therapist and the founder of Black Executive Men…

He’s also my accountability partner. We help each other stay on track professionally.

Jewel Love

When we met for coffee, I was reminding him that less than two years ago we were sharing our dreams. He was hoping to build his private practice as a therapist, and I was telling him about my plans for launching my book Meditations Across The King’s River.

Today, Jewel’s business is booming, and my book has arrived in many homes around the world. We are both grateful.

Near the end of the second chapter of my book, I share strategies that help keep me focused each day.

But since 2019 is here, I just wanted to share a tip on goal setting. You don’t necessarily have to set new goals, but you absolutely must decide what goals are most important to you and focus on them.

Having too many goals is just as unwise as having zero goals.

Since Jewel is a gifted therapist, I’ve asked him to share three tips for coping with depression and anxiety as you navigate through 2019. Here’s what he suggested:

Therapy: Don’t be afraid to seek therapy, says Jewel, who’s specialty is psychotherapy. If you’re struggling emotionally from current or past wounds, meeting with a gifted therapist can help you heal.


Have a Wellness Practice: Meditate, walk in nature, eat a balanced diet, and stay away from toxic people who leave you feeling drained. Pick a wellness practice that resonates with you, and commit to doing it at least three times a week.


Share Your Gifts With The World: “Many people are depressed because they’re not living in alignment with their purpose and higher calling,” says Jewel. “As you give your creative gifts away, it will likely lessen the load in your own soul.”

This is all for now. To get more wellness tips from Jewel Love, sign up for his FREE newsletter at Black Executive Men.

Please know I will be here to guide you through 2019. Feel free to inbox me and share your goals for the new year. As you know, I always write back.

On behalf of my family and elders in Africa, I wish you and your family a prosperous, healthy and happy new year.

Thanks for your support of my new book and for your well wishes over the years.  Here’s the link to get your copy of Meditations Across The King’s River

All my love,

James Weeks

Author Meditations Across The King’s River

P.S. Don’t forget to get your copy of  Meditations Across The King’s River, and don’t forget to sign for Jewel Love’s FREE newsletter at Black Executive Men. 

Thank You For Supporting Meditations Across The King’s River

Thank You For Supporting Meditations Across The King’s River

Thank you for supporting the launch of my book Meditations Across The King’s River.

Since we launched the book last weekend, copies have been shipped to countries around the world.

I am grateful for your support of this popular book.

My elders in Africa are working spiritually to get this book in the hands of as many people as possible…

If you didn’t get a chance to order Meditations Across The King’s River yet, you can do so by visiting

Even if you only embrace a few of the spiritual or financial strategies in this book, 2019 can be a better year for you. This book has sixteen essays and powerful affirmations.

In the chapter, Nigeria: Escape and Immersion, I talk about my spiritual journey to Africa with my son, but I also talk about something we all struggle with — and that something is loss.

Loss is painful but it’s part of the human journey; it’s one of the most difficult spiritual lessons to learn. But we all have to learn it.


Loss can come in many ways: death of a loved one, a relationship or friendship, but there are other forms loss.

I can relate to your feelings of loss because I’ve experienced loss too…

But here’s what I’ve learned, Paulette. On a spiritual level, the lessons of loss challenge us to appreciate each moment, and to appreciate who’s still in our life, even though we may still miss those who are not.

Loss also teaches us that like nature, everything in life follows cycles and patterns.

When something ends, a new beginning is on the way, and it can be beautiful even though it’s difficult.

If you’re struggling with loss or anything else, feel free to send me an email…

I’ll respond as soon as I can. I’m slightly behind on emails, but I try to make it a point to respond to all emails I receive.

Again, here’s the link for more information about my book which can be purchased at Balboa, Amazon and Barnes and Nobles,

Until we speak again, have a safe and wonderful holiday season with your family.

All my love.

James Weeks

Author Meditations Across The King’s River

I Just Launched A Powerful Book

I Just Launched A Powerful Book

I’ve just launched Meditations Across The King’s River.

I invite you to be among the first to hold a copy of this book in your hands.

Meditations Across The King’s River is now available at Balboa Press, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles.

To order a copy for yourself and your loved ones, and to read what others have to say about it visit

If your goal for 2019 is spiritual wellness, emotional wellness, and financial wellness, then this book is for you.

If you want tips for connecting to spirit and the ancestors this book is for you…

If you want to learn more about African spiritual traditions and how you can benefit from them, this book is for you.

If you want sound, practical strategies for improving your finances this book is for you.

This book was written with love..

And it was written with you in mind. I know this hasn’t been an easy year for you.

But here’s what I learned. Things can get better, especially, if you have spiritual support and the right tools to work with.

Well, Meditations Across The King’s River is a book of powerful tools, essays and affirmations.

You’ll also bust out laughing at times, and I’ve even included a chapter on delicious African and Caribbean cuisine in case you get hungry along the way. (I know you like to eat:)                                                                                                                                     ,

Here’s the link to be among the very first in the world to own this book,

Send me an email after you place your order today, and i will ask my elders to say a special prayer for you and your family. Trust me, we know and understand what you are going through.

Every bit of prayer and spiritual energy helps.

Thanks for your support, and don’t forget to email me after you place your order so we can include you in our prayers.

…And please share the link with others who want to be blessed with an uplifting spiritual book to guide them through 2019.

Once again, here’s the link.

All my love,

James Weeks

Author, Meditations Across The King’s River

We Have Your Back

We Have Your Back

We have your back…

I’m getting ready to launch my book, Meditations Across The Kings River, in another week or less, and I wanted to let you know I’m grateful you are in my life.

Here’s the truth…

None of us can make it alone. We all need each other, more than we might want to admit at times.

As I share my spiritual journey in my book, I also share strategies to help you on your goals of wellness in 2019: spiritual wellness, emotional wellness, and financial wellness.

Like I said, we have your back…

Plus, every week, I’ll be sharing additional insights that I didn’t have time or space to include in the book. If you implement some of these strategies, you’ll be rocking and rolling in 2019.

The cover of my book was designed by one of the great artists of our times. His name is Mark “Feijao” Milligan.

Feijao grew up across the street from me on the island of St. Croix, but we only met a few years ago because he’s younger than I am.

The cover of my book has great spiritual significance. The golden halos around the heads of the children and the elder indicate these are visitors from the Other World, yet they are also from this world.

I’m also from another world, and so are you. We are all spirits on a mission, and we can and should learn from each other.

The elder is also significant. He has to guide and protect these explorers to make sure they get where they are going. He can’t afford to let them drift off course.

Someone you can’t see is guiding and protecting you. His/her job isn’t necessarily to give you what you want. An elder, or the ancestors, look at the big picture of your life — they need to make sure you stay on track and in alignment with your mission.

If you look back at your life a few years from now, it will become clear to you why certain things happened the way it did. You’ll even figure out why some people had to leave and why some people had to come into your life.

Your spirit guides have High Intelligence, and are experts in their field.

There’s a beautiful plan for you. Don’t get discouraged. You are in good hands. Be confident. Straighten your back. Keep your head up at all times.

I have to run because I am finalizing things for the book launch next week. I know you’ll love Meditations Across The King’s River.

James Weeks

Producer, Across The King’s River

Your Season Will Come

Your Season Will Come

Your season will come…

I speak to you from my heart — not from things I’ve read in a book, but from things I’ve experienced — blood, sweat, tears and faith.

You see, back in 2003 when I was being initiated into the Ifa spiritual tradition — my spiritual godfather, Aseda — the elder in this picture, told me I would write a book one day.

Well, 2003 was 15 years ago. To most people, 15 years is a long time, but to the Spirit world, 15 years is no time at all — it’s not even the blink of an eye.

As you know, my book Meditations Across The King’s River will be published in December. I’m excited about the book and all the spiritual lessons and affirmations I’ll be sharing with you.

In order for me to write a powerful book, I had to have certain experiences. Most of these experiences did not happen overnight. They happened over a long period of time. Spiritual growth is not a race.

Time worked in my favor.

And guess what? I believe time can work in your favor too.

Our society sends us a dangerous message 24/7. It makes us think that everything we aspire to achieve should happen right away, and if it doesn’t happen right away, then something must be wrong with our vision or with us.

Well, that’s a lie, and you shouldn’t fall for it…

Your season will come when it’s meant to come. Just like you can’t plant tomatoes in the winter and expect them to grow in the snow, every vision Spirit gives us must bloom in the right season.

It’s spiritual law, my friend, not man’s law…

Every house needs a strong foundation. Every vision needs a strong foundation too. Your ancestors are trying to lay a strong foundation for you.

And they will also ensure you have all the experience you need. It’s a process — not an overnight job.

Our challenge is to step back and look at our lives from a larger perspective — God’s perspective. Trust the process; continue to have faith despite all the challenges you’ve been facing.

Enjoy the journey and see where it leads.

Until next time.  Talk soon!

James Weeks

Producer, Across The King’s River

Flowers Bloom In Difficult Places

Flowers Bloom In Difficult Places

I was invited to speak about my upcoming book in San Francisco a few weeks ago.

I told them the truth — 100% of it.

You see, I could have only said that Meditations Across The King’s River will be published this month because I sat down one day and decided to write a book.

But I told them the whole story — about how my son was in a dangerous gang in 2002 and how it almost destroyed my family.

It wasn’t pretty back in those days; it was a matter of life or death.

Fortunately, I took my son with me to Nigeria in 2003 when I went for my initiation into the Ifa spiritual tradition and my elders helped heal my son.

My kids Malcolm and Tulani

A few months after our trip to Africa, my son’s psychologist said: “I don’t know what happened in Africa, but your son is new and improved.”

I share this story in Meditations Across The King’s River, and I share other powerful stories based on my travels throughout Africa and the Caribbean; plus there are tons of my original spiritual affirmations too…

Flowers can bloom in tough places…

No one on earth can tell me miracles don’t happen because I see a miracle every time I look at my son, Malcolm. (That’s him in this picture above with my daughter, Tulani).

I know miracles can happen for you. Trust me, miracles happen every single day on planet earth, and you must never rule out the possibility that a miracle can happen for you.

These days, Malcolm is a successful businessman and a dedicated father of four children. He’s also a basketball coach and goes out of his way to help others all the time.

My book might have never happened if I didn’t have a problem with my son back in 2002.

Our crisis created a divinely led chain of events that led to beautiful things. In fact, you can even say that my son led me to you. (How cool is that?)

As you think of your own challenges, don’t just think about WHAT your problems are — think about WHERE your problems are leading you to and/or WHO they’re leading you to.

And remember, your ancestors and spirit guides are doing their best to help you. They have more faith in you than you have in yourself. You are not alone even when you feel alone.

Right this minute, powerful souls are working on your behalf. Meet them halfway with faith, dedication and daily consistent action to manifest your dreams. 2019 is right around the corner — make a plan — don’t make excuses.

I have to run because Malcolm is coaching a basketball game today and I promised I would come to watch his team in action. They are on a winning streak. I’ve got to be there.

Talk soon! Meditations Across The King’s River will be here soon.

All my love.

James Weeks

Producer, Across The King’s River

You Can’t Do It Alone

You Can’t Do It Alone

You can’t do it all alone…

No one can. At some point you’re going to need help for one reason or another.

And with that help, you can propel your life to a whole new level.

If you’re feeling stuck, or lost, or alone, I hope what I’m saying sinks deep in your soul. I’m speaking to you with full confidence based on what my spiritual journey continues to teach me.


As you know, my book, Meditations Across The King’s River: African-Inspired Wisdom For Life’s Journey, will be published in a few weeks, in early December.

Looking back at the journey of this book, I realize my ancestors sent key people to help and inspire me at strategic points along the way.

One of them is Omitola, and she’s one of the characters you’ll get to meet and learn from in my book. Omitola has a degree in Cultural Resistance.

She also happens to be an activist.

I met her in Guadeloupe in December, 2016. I went there to do a spiritual ceremony for her, and she introduced me to her culture. Going to Guadeloupe and meeting her was the catalyst for this book.

After my visit, it became clear to me exactly how I wanted to write the book. Without Omitola’s help, Meditations Across The King’s River would be a different book. I’m grateful my ancestors allowed us to meet when we did.

I can’t tell you who will come into your life, or when, or even why…

But I know someone will come at some point.

Some of the people that will help you fulfill your destiny might already be in your life — but it takes time for the ancestors to set things up and manifest them on a spiritual level.

Divine timing is a powerful force, and it’s very real. Divine timing is playing out in your life right this very instant. Don’t worry about the big picture; it will be revealed to you when the time is right.

The most important thing you can do right now is:1. Follow your inspiration wherever it leads. 2. Be dedicated to your dream. 3. Don’t allow others or life to distract you from the path you feel inspired to walk.

In order for others to commit to helping you, the first person you must convince to get on board is yourself. When others sense your commitment and determination, in time the right folks will step aboard.

That’s what continues to happen for me. The journey toward a more fulfilling and empowering life isn’t just for some of us — it’s for all of us. I hope you are open to it,  and I am here to support you.

I promised I would be in touch each week until we launch this book and I intend to keep my promise. Each day brings us closer and closer to the publication of Meditations Across The King’s River.

If you respond to this blog, I will definitely write you back.

Sending you warm thoughts and good energy. I look forward to connecting with you again soon.

James Weeks

Producer, Across The King’s River

Yes, You Have A Soulmate!

Yes, You Have A Soulmate!

I believe you have a soulmate…

In fact, I think most people have more than one soulmate. If you haven’t met them yet, one day you probably will.

I’ve been thinking about soulmates a lot lately, because my book, Meditations Across The King’s River: African-Inspired Wisdom For Life’s Journey, will be published in a few weeks, in early December.

My wife, Stephanie, my soulmate, has been helping me get the book ready. She used to work as an editor for Essence Magazine before we met. She also worked as an editor for Parenting Magazine when we later moved to California.

Back in the day with Stephanie, Malcolm and Tulani

Like most couples, we’ve had our share of ups and downs over the years…

Stephanie helped launch my career as a writer back on St.Croix when I was in my twenties. That’s where we got married, and that’s where the family pic in this newsletter was taken.

Lately, as we spent hours and hours reviewing and tweaking every chapter of this book, I’ve come to the realization that this is part of the reason why the ancestors brought us together in the first place.

Not only were we destined to have children together, we were destined to bring Meditations Across The King’s River into the world together, too — it just took decades for it to happen.

I believe there’s a divine reason behind the soulmate or soulmates in your life, too. Sure, It’s not easy to believe there’s a divine purpose in your relationship/s when things get rocky.

But trust me — your soulmate or soulmates didn’t wander into your life accidentally. You are meant to help each other grow, discover new things, become better in some way.

A soulmate isn’t always a romantic connection. Some of my soulmates are friends and business partners. And guess what — at times those connections have been challenging too. But good things have come out of those connections – beautiful things – but none of it happened overnight

So don’t be so quick to give up on your soulmate, whether it’s a spouse, a friend, a co-worker or a business partner. Sometimes, things happen for reasons beyond human understanding.

Hang in there…

What isn’t clear to you now will be clear later. The ancestors see the bigger picture. In time, you will too.

I’ve got to run because we are finalizing things on the book . It will be ready for you very soon. We are both very excited. If you respond to this blog, I will definitely write you back.

You matter to me…

Thinking of you and your loved ones as we get ready to launch Meditations Across The King’s River.

James Weeks

Producer, Across The King’s River

I’ll Be Launching My Book Soon

I’m excited to tell you that I will be launching my book soon…

Meditations Across The King’s River: African-Inspired Wisdom For Life’s Journey, will be published later this month, or in early December at the very latest.

I will provide more details in a series of emails that you’ll receive in the upcoming weeks.

As I mentioned before, Meditations Across The King’s River is a collection of inspirational affirmations, but it also includes 16 essays inspired by my travels in Africa and throughout the Caribbean as a priest in the Ifa spiritual tradition.

But there’s more…

To support you in 2019, every month I’ll expand on a core idea in the book and will also share other insights that I did not have time to include in the book. I believe these insights will help you navigate through 2019 with more confidence and peace of mind no matter what spiritual tradition you practice.

If you’re struggling with something right now, have faith and just know there’s a solution for it — even if you can’t see it at the moment. I’ll be sharing a lot of tips in my book and in the months ahead.

I am grateful you are in my life and that our paths have crossed. Please reach out to me if you have any questions. I’ll be in touch with you again very soon.

All my love

Talk soon,

James Weeks

Producer, Across The King’s River

Balancing Spiritual and Financial Growth

Balancing Spiritual and Financial Growth

If you’re struggling financially you’re not alone..

The reality is that most us are struggling for one reason or another, on one level or another but the beautiful thing is we can all take steps to become financially stronger and wiser.

And it starts with financial literacy…

That’s why I decided to include an essay on balancing spiritual and financial growth in my upcoming book, Meditations Across The King’s River.

My book will be published in November (December at the latest).

Meditations Across The King’s River is a collection of inspirational quotes, but it also includes essays inspired by my spiritual journey and travels throughout Africa and the Caribbean.

I chose to include an essay on finances, because its rarely talked about in our community. There’s this pervasive attitude that if you’re a spiritual person, finances will just fall in place by itself.

Well, here’s a wake up call…

A report by the Institute of Policy Studies says “the median wealth for black Americans will fall to $0 by 2053 if current trends continue.”

The report also says that “Latino-American, who are also experiencing a downward wealth slide will hit $0 about two decades later.”

I don’t mean to alarm you. I’m just trying to get a conversation going.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. You can look up the data yourself. There’s tons of it. Can’t go into all the reasons for these trends right now. Not enough time, but I will in the book.

Here’s the thing, If the wealthy are constantly educating themselves and their children about finances (even though they have more than enough), shouldn’t we be educating ourselves too?

That’s what I’m doing…

I’ll share some of the strategies I’m using in Meditations Across The King’s River, but I encourage you to take steps on your own to equip yourself with financial knowledge. You will need it.

For now, I would like to leave you with a few tips for from my friend Tee Francis, a financial healer in Honolulu.

  1. Understand wants versus needs.
  2. Define expenses versus investments.
  3. Understand internal and external factors that lead to debt.
  4. Eliminate fears about finance.

Someone needs to break the cycle of financial hardship in your family. I pray that person is you. If not you, then who?

This is all for now. I’ve got to go. We are putting the final touches on Meditations Across The King’s River. It will be available for purchase very soon. Thanks in advance for your support.

James Weeks

Producer, Across The King’s River