IvL's Twin Flames & CEOs
Feq'ad Wolde & Mesq'al Kebra
Mesq'al and Feq'ad are humble servants igniting our communities to dig deeper into health, ancestral wisdom, and sustainability through consultations, food, events, therapy, music, and web content. After returning from Ethiopia where they lived for 2 years, launched, and co-owned Lasta Café and Garden Retreat, they immediately extended that same hospitality to the Bay Area, through #Bay Area Dr. Sebi Approved Delivery. As a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation, kriya Yoga, Tai Chi, Numerology Readings, and numerous styles of Martial Arts, brought together in a practice called Tselot, Feq'ad offers deep insights on Spirituality and Wellness . Mesq'al's expertise in administration, event planning, public speaking, facilitation, and non-profits sweetens their continuous collaborations. Together they bring years of horticulture, social media management, business ownership, and brand building to the table. Having cooperative ownership experience in addition to running their own establishment, this pair actively evolves concepts of sustainability back to the original, unfettered, source ideas preserved by ancient cultures across time.
Feq'ad originates from a family of healers and farmers. His Grandmother (A Maroon from Jamaica), healed many energetically through her genuine love for her community. She was truly a powerful matriarch, at times giving away her last plate of food to someone in need, protecting the women and others in Carnation Market, an historical market in Kingston, Jamaica. She administered energy healing with the use of native herbs to her family and others in the surrounding community. We now call this reiki in the conventional sense, or energy healing. Feq'ad grew very close to his grandmother being nurtured by her as his mother traveled a lot selling Jamaican products to neighboring islands and Miami, Florida. His Grandmother passed away when he was 12 years of age leaving him feeling out of place in America.
At the age of 14 he went through a metaphysical transformation, fueled by his closeness to his Granny, who possessed these ancient powers. He soon after started to develop his innate healing abilities. At the age 16 he took an online massage course with Us Career Institute. He went on to do freelance reiki massage as an entrepreneur, doing what he loved the most .
At Mandela Foods Cooperative (formerly known as) in Oakland CA, where he was a co-owner, he continued performing reiki & massage part-time. Majority of his clients proclaim to us that they have never before had such a relaxing and healing experience at a massage studio. You can check out his recent reviews from on our reiki massage page. These reviews are from Ethiopia, where he lived and for 2 years and 3 months with Mesq'al. To him the reiki is free, you are only paying for the time. This wasn't his first time to Ethiopia, as you can read in his Blog My Journey To Abyssinia, where he made his pilgrimage in 2004.
Feq'ad spends his time meditating, gardening, cooking professionally as a Chef, and counselling many on health and life. As a natural virtuoso, Feq'ad produces amazing graphic designs that are all over this website, and healing music. Some of his music can be enjoyed below. These are just some of the many talents and abilities of this 5th dimensional Spirit-Soul.
Sitting in groups with an Open Source Angel -- a past participant designated as a leader for the session -- each table discussed challenges they've overcome, future goals, and ways to support change while enjoying a home-cooked meal of Jamaican coconut rundown (a delicious coconut and banana curry stew) with an ancient grain mix and salad made by Fekida Wool and Erin Clark (now Mesq'al Kebra), two participants and chefs from Oakland.
Now called 'Soul Beatz', I started United Drum Circle one lovely afternoon at Ashby Flea Market when I decided to organize at Lake Merritt with my soul brother JR. I love to drum, and am now seasoned in the lifestyle as you will see above. CLICK THIS TEXT FOR A VIDEO FROM 5 YEARS AGO.
I have recorded and performed a lot of music over the years and go by many names, like Fia Lightning, Bright Lightning, Esat Mabraq, MC Andromeda. What I love and loved the most is healing souls and putting a smile on everyone's face while performing here and there. To give and receive energy is very important to me. CLICK THIS TEXT FOR HIP HOP MUSIC VIDEO ANDROMEDIA.
Mesq'al is the daughter of Aaron Clark, a founding member of Cisum Records, that would go on to produce the Platinum selling, Emmy Nominated, internationally renowned track Ditty. Following in her father's footsteps, she went to college with political aspirations, deciding to pursue an Ethnic Studies degree with a double minor in Journalism & Public Policy while also serving on the Student Government for all four years, rising in the ranks from Class President, to Senator, to VP, to President.
During this time she became deeply invested in Social Enterprises, after going through the first cohort of the Youth Impact Hub in 2015. She would continue to work with this organization as facilitator for the Intro to Social Enterprises program while also training to be a Doula within the Hatch Community.
Her interest in social enterprises and community health stemmed from her deep seated intentions to help as many people as possible with her time here on earth. This passion developed into a commitment to leadership, which evolved into a self-reflective journey that led her to pursue higher knowledge, more spaces for creative expression, and more time to tend to her spirit.
Drumming, writing poetry, singing and exploring new places began to consume her free time.
These days, when her pen touches paper it is often to draw. When her voice extends to others, it is often to teach. And when her mind tends to wander, it is often to a meditative place as the center of our collective being.
An Advertorial copy-written for Mandela Foods Cooperative.
Published in the Oakland Post in 2015.
Hear Mesq'al speak in an interview on the field of Ethnic Studies in the higher education, the importance of entrepreneurship, and teaching young people to have more faith in their own innate abilities.
Articles written for KALW's Crosscurrents,
in San Francisco, California.