How to Distinguish When Your Guardian Spirits Are Speaking

31 12 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

I posted “How to Distinguish between the Higher Self, Ancestors, Spirit Guides and lower self” and wanted to do the Guardian Spirits separately because in my experience, they communicate differently from our ancestors and spirit guides.

If you read and study ancient literature from cultures around the world you will eventually come across a common theme, which is that the guardian spirits, the gods, deities, angels or whatever you choose to call them, can be very difficult at time to work with. In fact, true spiritual practitioners will tell you that you have to establish a rapport with some of these entities or they will refuse to work with you.  I have found that all of this literature is simply metaphorical talk indicating that these entities are protecting a particular energy.

Why are they protecting these energies you might ask? Well, every culture has their own take on it, but what I discovered was that it ties into why we are here, or our purpose. You see, if we were given everything that we wanted, we would be like an entitled, spoil child who does not appreciate anything that is given. So, a divine system was set up so that in order for us get what we want, we have to earn it.

Now, how I learned this is a story within itself but to make a long story short. I had to work with Sokar, the Kemetic guardian spirit of illness, disease, suffering and rebirth, once upon a time to overcome an illness because I abused coffee, caffeinated products and chocolate during my vegan days…LOL. Stop judging me, it wasn’t meat! LOL.  Anyway, I was in a real bad financial situation, young and really naive, so I was working two full-times job.  As you can imagine, I was burning the candle on both ends by not sleeping either.  Well, when I got knocked out, I got seriously knocked down. So, I started working with Sokar to repair my health. I read books, studied and experimented with certain effects of herbs, adjusted my diet, and abstained from certain foods and drinks.  I learned to meditate and stay focused for the whole day. I exercised, I wore certain colors and even a beaded necklace I made to honor and keep my mind on Sokar. I mean, I did a lot for over a month and then, finally I got Sokar’s attention and I received my health boon. I didn’t know at the time but after working with Sokar I later learned that Sokar only helps those who are persistent, resilient, mature and internally strong.

I used to think that Sokar was cruel but I learned that like the Hindu Kali,  Sokar helped me to learn that doing what is Right does not always feel good.  It is like taking medicine or eating vegetables. You do it because it is the Right thing to do.  It is the necessary thing to do. It is the mature thing to do. Everything cannot be sugar coated.  Sometimes you have to cut foods, habits, people, etc. out of your life in order to grow, and that’s what Sokar showed me. That’s how I was reborn.

I would not have had a maturer and richer life if I had not gone through that experience. It was this experience that helped me to see that the divine energy is guarded by these entities we commonly call gods, angels, deities, guardian spirits, etc., which westerners call archetypes. But these are not just forms that exists in the deep recesses of our mind.  They exist and can be found throughout nature, and since we are a product of nature. They can be found within us.

Again, based upon my experience, unlike ancestors and spirit guides, angels, gods, goddesses, deities, guardian spirits or whatever you choose to call them (I personally call them neters or netchars) are tied into the Universe so they use Universal symbols such as animal guides or totems. They are similar to your Higher Self with the difference being that they do not pop in and give you advice like the Higher Self unless you have a rapport with them.  Usually, when they do pop up it is through a totem or some other symbol.  For instance, I used to always have run-ins with dogs, especially feral dogs that always seem to travel in 3’s.  When I did the numerology surrounding my birthday, time of my birth and the year of my birth. The number 3, 9 and 21 were all over me and that’s how I found out that one of my spiritual guardians was the Kemetic Npu (Anpu, Anubis).

HRU (Heru, Horus)

As I have mentioned in previous post, the hawk-masked Hru also communicates with me using his animal totem the hawk. Please note that I am not saying you will have the same experience.  If you live in Antarctica and you were working with Hru, he might not send a hawk to visit you but you might suddenly run into someone wearing a tee-shirt with a hawk on it. Or, you might just get a Atlanta Hawks hat! Yeah, the guardian spirits are weird like that but the reason you want to connect with your spiritual guardians is because they will help you to build a rapport with the other guardians.

So, to learn how the guardian spirits communicate to you, remember these are universal energies, so they exist universally.  It does not matter what face or avatar you choose. Simply follow your intuition and if you need help, call upon your ancestors and spirit guides. Once you do this familiarize yourself with their colors, sacred numbers, animal totems and human archetypes. The more you do so, the more you will see that we are not alone. We have just been deluded into believing we are alone, so that we do not reclaim our heritage.

Hope this helps.

Hetepu.





How to Distinguish between the Higher Self, Ancestors, Spirit Guides and lower self

27 11 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

Do you talk to yourself often and if so, are you sure you know who you are talking too? If you’ve read any of my articles and books then you know that we all have ancestors and spirit guides, and that they are actually pretty easy to communicate with! Because the philosophy and theology behind our cultural tradition was lost, metaphysics was rarely taught in the church so a couple of common questions are “how do I know who is talking to me?” and “how do I know if the voice speaking to me is evil or not?” Hopefully, this post will help clarify the subject for you.

First, let me reassure you that you are not crazy. There are spirits that exist all around us and they communicate to us all the time. Communicating with spirits is actually a natural ability that we all have. It is believed that there are three ways that spirits communicate to us and you need to understand the method that works best for you because usually we each have one or two methods of receiving spiritual communication, rarely does an individual possess all three abilities.

If You Talk to Yourself and:

  • You hear voices speak to you in your own environment or within your mind. You are probably clairaudient, which means you receive intuitive information through hearing.
  • You see images, colors, symbols and/or you have prophetic dreams, visions, etc. You are probably clairvoyant, which means you receive intuitive information visually.
  • You have a gut feeling, hunch and/or a sense of knowing. Then, you are probably claircognizance, which means you receive intuitive information through your thoughts.

So the question is how do you know the DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPIRIT GUIDES, THE HIGHER SELF who all communicate to us intuitively?

Well, for starters lets explain all of them.

The Higher Self or Osar

Unless you are involved in a spiritual tradition that seeks to make a more active use of your higher self. For the most part, the higher self is usually low key and only intercedes in our daily upon request by delivering us random insights and warnings, which is the reason it is personified as the mummified Osar. Usually the Higher Self speaks to us when we are totally unfocused and doing menial tasks such as taking a shower, washing dishes, driving, folding laundry, etc.

The higher self usually uses your own voice so when it speaks, it will sound like you are talking to yourself. The only difference between you and your Higher Self is that it will not discourage you or tell you to do something that will bring you harm. The Higher Self usually tells you what you don’t want to hear in a calm and peaceful manner. It is the voice that encourages you to do the right thing. Your Osar usually rests on your right shoulder, as he corresponds to the right hemisphere of the brain.

Ancestors & Spirit Guides or Aakhu

Ancestors and spirit guides or aakhu on the other hand speak a little bit differently from our Higher Self because they each have their own personalities. It can be a little hard to distinguish messages coming from your Higher Self and aakhu especially if you are a newcomer.  The best way I have found to distinguish between the Higher Self and aakhu is simply by building a rapport with your aakhu through regular veneration at an ancestral altar (het aakhu), which allows you to ask your akkhu questions and observe their responses. Here you can ask your aakhu to give you special cues to help you to know when it is them. If you are clairaudient you can ask them to identify themselves through their voice, some sound like a bell, etc. If you are clairvoyant you may ask or notice your aakhu through particular images, and so on with claircognizance.

For instance, I have a particular group of aakhu who announce themselves through ritual drumming, while I have others who make themselves known through old bluesy gospel music, I am talking like Rosetta Tharpe.

Knowing how spirits communicate with you will help you to better identify them because unlike the Higher Self.  It is my experience that our aakhu do not randomly pop into our awareness unannounced. The aakhu are pretty much on standby like good parents who do not intrude in our life (unless it is an emergency) but allow us to live however we wish.  When called upon they help us to learn from the choices and decisions we have made.

For instance, as I have mentioned in previous articles, I discovered the Maa Aankh cosmogram through observing my grandmother’s obituary. I attribute this discovery solely to my aakhu (my grandmother, other ancestral spirits and spirit guides) because I had a very loving and strong relationship with my grandmother before she had passed. She was a very religious woman who had always wanted to be a teacher, which she instilled within my mom and myself. Although she was not able to attend college and fulfill her dream, she was an avid reader.  However, I do not recall her reading anything about the Kongo people or the people of Kemet while she was alive. This is not to say that she didn’t but I don’t recall, which leads me to believe that it was a spirit guide that helped me to make this cultural connection. It was my grandmother who acted as a bridge between myself and the spirit guide, and this is how I discovered the cosmogram.

Another thing I noticed about aakhu is that unlike our Higher Self because they have their own personalities. They also retain their personal likes and dislikes. For instance, our aakhu may not care how we live our life but if they do not agree with a choice we made. They may or may not choose to assist you.  I remember for the longest time I felt as if I was hitting a brick wall until one day I went before my aakhu and told them that Christianity was not working for me, for x, y and z reasons. Almost immediately afterwards, I felt as if I had a breakthrough because I convinced them that what I was doing was going to benefit our family in the long run. However, understanding that our aakhu were once people means that they understand spiritual development, which is the reason they do not intrude in our lives and unless it is an emergency, they will not intercede until called upon. But, like the Higher Self, the aakhu tell us what we need to hear. They are encouraging but real, which is why it is recommended that you speak to your aakhu as you would if they were still physically alive. The one thing to remember about the aakhu is that they support our Higher Self or Osar and encourage us to do what is right.

Lower Self, Ego-Self or Set

Now, your lower self or ego-self is the devil or Satan spoke of in most religions but it is not the epitome of evil as organized religions portray it. The lower self or ego-self has gotten a bad rap mainly because most people do not understand that it is tied our subconscious, which means it is totally focused on our physical survival. The reason our ego-self is arrogant and selfish is because it wants to play it safe. Some things you have to understand about the ego-self is that it does not like change and it is very logical to the point that it is illogical. I have told people this before, that I used to work at this job and although it was a decent job. I complained and sometimes after late nights, I would say “I wish I did not have to go in today.” Well, one day I got my wish and was laid off because my ego-self could not discern that I just wanted more sleep. This is why people who understand it describe it as being like a computer that is only as good as its’ programmed or an animal that has to be trained. In the Kemetic tradition, the ego-self was described as being an immature, chaotic and stubborn child, whom the Kemetic sages called Set.

Now that we understand that our ego-self or lower self is connected to everything we have subconsciously learned from birth (both good and bad). We can see that we all have a Set who does a great job when it comes to protecting us, protecting our interest and helping us to physically but anything beyond that, Set fails “epiclly”.

Now, we have all met our Set and probably did not know it. Anytime you want to do something and there is an opposing voice that comes and discourages you from doing so, that is our Set. Set is our personal saboteur. For instance, you see someone you are interested in talking to, Set will discourage you by using whatever you subconsciously fear. If you think you are not tall enough, then you Set will tell you the person is not interested in you because you are too short.  If you think that you are a 5 and the other person is a 10. Set, will tell you this person is out of your league, and so on. Set is the voice who discourages you from reaching your full potential. Your Set is usually perched on your left shoulder, as he corresponds to the left hemisphere of the brain.

Negative Spirits or Aapepu

Just like there are positive spirits, there are also negative spirits and these spirits are called Aapepu. Unlike aakhu, aapepu are unevolved human spirits. Many of them made costly unwise choices while alive and they will usually encourage us to make the same mistakes that they made in their life. Most aapepu do not communicate very smoothly and when they are around the environment is usually stressful, uncomfortable, unpleasant, depressing or vampire-like vibe that sucks the joy out of things.

Another thing about aapepu is that unlike aakhu who understand that growth is the result of maturity and development. Aapepu support the lower self or Set and encourage us to do what is Easy, which is the reason why their advice usually leads to accidents, mishaps and all sorts of chaos.

Usually, most aapepu are very invasive and you can sense that they are near because you will feel as if you are being spied upon, watched, and/or touched by someone who is yucky. You may feel the hair on the back of your neck stand up or you may feel as if you just walked into some cobwebs.

Although the horror film industry has convinced the public to fear these entities. The reality is that we bump shoulders with aapepu all the time but, because they are low dwelling spirits.  They will not stick around us for long. It is sort of like children being in a room full of adults who talking about budget and finances. It aapepu do happen to stick around, it is because we are actively engaged in low energy activities. For instance, if you are hanging with people who engage in criminal activities, then you will most likely encounter a number of aapepu and probably need to do regular spiritual cleansings. If not, you may have a string of bad luck experiences such as being in the wrong place at the wrong time, sudden unexplainable losses, etc.

Just to recap.

The Higher Self or Osar

If you receive a brilliant idea, message, flash of insight, etc. just out of the blue, most likely it is coming from your Higher Self or Osar.  Remember, the Higher Self pops up during mundane and menial tasks to give you encouraging, supportive and wise words, like “Stop here”, “Turn right!”, “Do ____ to change _____.”

Ancestors & Spirit Guides or Aakhu

Unless it is an emergency, they usually appear when called upon but do not dictate what you should do with your life.  When your aakhu appear you may see their face in your mind’s eye, hear their voice, reminded of them through a favorite cologne or perfume they used to wear, etc.  The aakhu offer encouraging words like a good parent such as, “You may not want to do ____ because of what happened the last time.” “It’d be wise for you to stay at your current job instead of taking the other.”

The lower self, ego-self or Set

Gives you discouraging and negative advice based upon your subconscious fears to play it safe by saying, “I can’t do _____.” Set sits on your left shoulder.

Negative Spirits or Aapepu

Give you that creepy feeling as if someone is spying or watching you and will make you feel as if your hair is standing up on the back of your neck. To remove these spirits a simple prayer and the burning of high energy incense (e.g. frankincense, etc.) will encourage them to leave.

Hope that helps.

Hetep





3 Points About “Consciousness (WOKE)” that is missed!

12 07 2019
3 points about “consciousness (woke)” that is missed

There’s a lot of talk about being “conscious/woke” but what I have found is that there 3 points about “consciousness (woke).”  That is missed because a lot of people really do not understand what it really means to be conscious.  So here is my two cents based upon my experience of walking this path:

3 points about "consciousness (woke)" that is missed is that you should be in balance with the Universe/Spirits or Maat
The guardian spirit Maat who symbolizes alignment or balance with the Universe is the first sign of consciousness

The First Point About Consciousness that is Missed

The first point out of the 3 points about “consciousness (woke)” that is missed is that many do not understand that consciousness means being in alignment with the Universe/Spirits.  Another word for alignment is a balance, which is symbolized in the Kemetic tradition by the guardian spirit Maat who balances the feather of truth on her head.

When you are in alignment with the Universe/Spirits, things flow to you almost effortlessly.

Warning:

This does not mean that there is no room for error or for things to go wrong.  This also does not mean you do not have to do any work to get what you want.  It simply means that you put a request out into the ether and the Universe/Spirits heard it and are fulfilling your request.

The Second Point about Consciousness that is Missed

The second point out of the 3 points about “consciousness (woke)” that is missed is being conscious means being aware that the Universe/Spirits do not function or operate according to human time.  Time is a human concept that was created to help us put things in order, but the Universe/Spirits do not function or operate according to our time.  The Universe/Spirits operate according to universal cycles of nature.  As it is stated in Ecclesiastes 3, “To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heavens.”

Therefore, being “conscious (woke)” also means understanding that when you put forth a request and it does not manifest yet. It might be because what you are asking for is not in “season.”   I have heard it put another way, that you ordered something off the Universal menu but presently they are out of stock.

This is one of those points that many of us struggle with (myself included) because we are bombarded with ideas and notions in western culture.  That when we want something, we should have anything and everything we want right now!  We need to remind ourselves that there is a time and place for everything., which is one of the reasons I use the Maa Aankh (left).  The interesting thing is that technology makes it more difficult for us to remember that there is a season for everything.

For instance, because of technology, we find summer fruits like cantaloupe and watermelons in the grocery stores during winter months. Or, we may be tempted to consume a lot of winter warming foods like nuts and berries during the summer.

If we remember that everything has its’ season we will see that reason animals like squirrels stock up on nuts and why nuts are in abundance during the winter months is because it is their season.  Winter corresponds to the midnight, cooling and rebirthing nature of the Amun Ra moment.

The same goes for melons being in abundance during the summer months, which are used to help cool the body.  Summer corresponds to the midday, lively (active) and fiery nature of the Ra moment (see What is Kamta?).

So, if you asked for something and it has not manifested yet, remember that it might not be in season or time.  Simply keep your faith and keep your request on your heart.


3 points about "consciousness (woke)" that is missed is that you should be in alignment

  • Khepera (in KiKongo Kala), which symbolizes Sunrise,  Birth, East, Spring, Children, the color black, etc.
  • Ra (in KiKongo TuKula), which symbolizes Midday Sun, Life, South, Summer, Adolescence and Adults, vitality, the color red, etc.
  • Ra Atum (in KiKongo Luvemba), which symbolizes Sunset, Death, West, Fall, Elders, the color white, etc.  
  • Amun Ra (in KiKongo Musoni), which symbolizes Midnight (when the sun is believed to be on the other side), North, Winter, Ancestors/Spirit Guides, the color yellow, etc.  

The Third Point About Consciousness that is Missed

The third point out of the 3 points about “consciousness (woke)” that is missed is a real big one, and it involves trusting your intuition

When you are conscious things (ideas, hunches, etc.)  come to you, so you have to learn to trust your intuition. The biggest obstacle to your prayers being answered and/or your magick manifesting is yourself – in particular, your lower self. This is because this western society that we live has taught us since birth to trust only in what we can assess (measure) with our five physical senses. So, for a lot of us, our intuitive faculty has atrophied because we stopped using it as soon as we enter grade school and was told to stop daydreaming so much. Consequently, many of us will receive an intuitive idea but will not act on it because we want physical proof.

This, unfortunately, is the reason a lot of people who allege to be “woke” are very informed when it comes to history, social issues, politics, current affairs, etc. but lack spiritual insight and direction because they have no spiritual practice. These people are known as great “intellectual masturbators” because they literally “get off” by spouting a bunch of information and humiliating others who have not read and/or cannot debate as well as they can. If these individuals would follow their intuition and listen to the Universe/Spirits, they would know that everyone is not at the same level spiritually, so it is foolish to debate with others based upon information because it is simply a matter of opinion.  In other words, what most of these “hotep” debaters are arguing about is a subjective truth, which is based upon personal experience.   As the saying goes, “all roads lead to heaven,” which means regardless of what path a person takes, they will eventually find Truth.

3 points about "consciousness (woke)" that is missed you receive assistance from your ancestors and spirit guides
Aakhu (Ancestors and Spirit Guides) assist us in being Conscious “Woke” by Helping Us to Understand the Signs

Trusting your intuition means just that “trusting your intuition.”  Some of us have a difficult time trying to distinguish if the voices we hear our own head, our ancestors and spirit guides, etc.  (See: How to Distinguish When Your Guardian Spirits Are Speaking) Again, I know it is a challenge because we have also been influenced by the horror film industry and/or the horrors of “blind faith (aka just put your trust in Jesus and everything will be alright)” in the Church. The good thing is that the Universe/Spirits never give intuitive information without first giving you a sign. This is one of the reasons why the ancestors are so important to truly conscious people.

Our aakhu (ancestors and spirit guides) were once human beings so they know how hard it is to put your faith in something without having a lot of reasons to do so. So, understand your ancestors and spirit guides will give you signs.  (see Honoring the Ancestors the Kemetic Shaman Way).

You will not know “the science” of why something works because it is based upon esoteric sciences (see The Kamta Primer). For instance, no one really knows what the ancestors and spirit guides do with the food, drink, spirit money and other offerings that are offered to them because they have no physical body, so technically they have no use for these things.

We are told that they consume the essence of these offerings, which is sufficient for them but if you are a rational mind person, part of you still wants to know what the hell does that mean “consume the essence.” This is when you must stop yourself because you are about to go down another intellectual rollercoaster that is going to derail your prayer/magick. For the record, that part of your being that is intentionally and unintentionally sabotaging your efforts is your Set (lower self).

Simply trust your intuition and listen to your aakhu. Know that the Universe/Spirits would not tell you to do something that is going to harm yourself or others. Remember, the Universe/Spirits know you inside and out, so they know what you are ready to accept based upon your beliefs and will never force you to do anything. It is always about free will.

When you keep these three points in mind and begin to exercise your spirituality. This is when you really begin to become conscious and you cease worrying as much.  You know that everything, for the most part, is going to work out for the best but remember. You still have to do your part and fulfill your destiny (see The Kamta Primer) but, you have ancestors and spirit guides who walk with you so that you are not alone (see Honoring the Ancestors the Kemetic Shaman Way).

Hetepu.

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How to Return to Our Divine Mind

9 06 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know I remember one summer my brother and I decided to rent a vehicle so that we could drive from Kansas back to Detroit, for our family reunion that weekend.  While in Detroit, we had a good time seeing family members but since we both had to be back at work Monday morning. We had planned to leave early Sunday morning and take a different route to avoid the heavy traffic in Kansas City.

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Now, I drove the first leg, which was from Detroit all the way to St. Louis and my brother was going to drive the rest of the way. But, when we got to St. Louis,  passed the arch, crossed the bridge to the other side and pulled over so that my brother could drive. About five minutes after he got in the driver seat and started driving, he stated that he was having shortness of breath.

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So we pull over and I can see he is really having trouble breathing.  Since it was Sunday morning and we were on the road, we did not know where the nearest hospital was but we found a medical clinic that was open.  After we go inside and he is seen by the on-call physician, an hour or two later he comes out and tells me that the doctor said that he had a panic attack. The doctor gave him a prescription for anxiety and we went to the nearest pharmacy to have it fulfilled.

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Three hours later from the time we got off the road to now, he takes the medication. About 15 minutes later, I asked him if he was okay to drive and he told me that he would try but when he got back into the driver’s seat. He began having shortness of breath again, so I told him that I would drive.  As soon as I got back into the driver’s seat, my brother fell asleep while I drove the rest of way back to our home.

Now, not to be insensitive but at the time I was really upset with my brother because I had to drive 22 hours straight, which was something I had never done.  I was stressed, tired and I had been looking forward to resting while he drove the final leg.  Not to mention I was taking a different route from the route I previously drove to Detroit.  I didn’t know what triggered his panic attack but I imagined that he was overwhelmed by everything. It was a different route, heavy traffic, we were both rushed to get back to work and stress. I knew that what it was because I was feeling it too but, what helped me to cope thankfully was my spiritual education.

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The traditional Western approach to dealing with any new situation is to treat symptoms and not the core problem because the body and mind according to western science are separate. Consequently, in the West, we are taught to identify with our bodies. If something hurts then, we say, “I am in pain.” If there is a problem, then we are taught to say, “I have a problem” and so on, because we are taught to identify with our physical being as being us.

In non-Western and Eastern thinking, the focus is on the whole being from a philosophical perspective. For instance, I was able to cope with my feelings of panic and stress differently because in the Kemetic tradition, I learned that we are not our bodies.  Our physical body is our vehicle so, when we are in pain, such as having a headache then it is “My head hurts” and not “I have a headache.” For newcomers, this may sound a little confusing but think about if you have a car and a flat tire. Do you have a flat tire or does your car have a flat tire?

This difference in perspective determines if we choose to see the world as a god/goddess or as a mere mortal being. As such, this difference also determines if we choose to access our Higher Mind or our lower mind.

When we choose to follow the lower mind perspective by identifying with our body, then we use the traditional Western approach, which simply relies on labeling the problem with an obscure name and prescribing drugs to cope.  In my brother’s case, it was labeled that he had a “panic attack” and after the doctor poked around he was given a prescription.

Now before I continue, let me put this disclaimer out there by stating that for the record, this is not a post justifying if anxiety is real or not and please do not use this post as a means of self-diagnosing. Also, this is not by any means written to indicate that I was better than my brother or that spiritually educated people are better, and so on.   The point of this post is to highlight the difference in problem-solving.

TASETT – the Lower Kemet/lower self/subconscious – sahu part of our being. TASETT also represents the SAHU, KHAB, KHABIT & KA Divisions of the Spirit

I dealt with this rush of stressful emotions that overwhelmed me differently because, in the Kemetic tradition, everything that we physically see is a mirror reflection of a spiritual event (for lack of a better word). All physical occurrences are simply the effects of an invisible spiritual cause, which can be understood metaphorically. This means every physical occurrence has a (spiritual) story and when I use the Story of Osar as a metaphorical guide. Every problem is attributed to Set.

Since there are only two main emotions in our Universe and they are: Love and Fear.  Love is the driving emotion that propels our Higher Self personified as Osar to function, which is the reason Osar is all about unity, knowledge, wisdom, peace, etc.  Fear is the emotion that drives our lower self, which is personified as Set who is selfish because he fears that’s not enough resources, he’s violent because he fears the unknown and so on.

So, the reason I was able to cope better when I was in the stressful situation was because I was able to recognize and acknowledge that my fear was real or metaphorically speaking I recognized Set’s presence. However, I refused to allow this energy to control me by basically telling my lower self or Set that “Yes, this is a different route and it is overwhelming but everything is going to be okay. Relax.”

The only reason I was able to talk to my lower self or Set was because I understood that this energy was not the devil or some other outside entity working hard to prevent my brother and I from getting to our destination safely, so we could both be at work on time. It was a lower energy occurring within me (or both of us).  Set appeared to me at that time to inform me to be cautious, pay attention to the other drivers, don’t get distracted, and relax. After I had this affirmative self-talk with my self, I was able to shift my awareness to my Higher Self or Osar and proceed to my destination safely.

We all have a higher mind or Superconscious or Divine Mind personified as Osar and the way to communicate with it so that it trumps our subconscious or Set is in extraordinary ways such as self-talk, ritual, magick, etc.  Most people do not know how to distinguish between the two and simply follow their Set because it is normal in the sense that most people give in to their lower selves but, we do not have to follow this path. We can choose to return to our Divine Nature whenever we want to.

Over the years, I have reflected back to this experience and thought about how if I had not learned how to shift my awareness. If I were to follow the Setian path, I would have become anxious, worrisome, fearful, etc. and I might have thrust myself into a panic attack or worse.  Thankfully, I learned a different way of handling stressful events and because of this experience (and similar ones) I know that: 1) in the west this type of thinking is called spirituality whereas in non-western cultures it is simply viewed as a cultural way of life, and.  2) This is confirmation that western thinking is great for mathematics and technological wonders, but fails miserably in regards to life matters such as healing and relationships.

In closing, if you are in a pinch, consider changing your perspective and approaching the matter from a divine perspective. Get to know your Osar and all of the benevolent spirits associated with your Osar. Stop settling for Set just because it is the “normal way” people do things. In other words, remember that if you are a god/goddess then you should “stop sweating the small stuff” in order to access your Divine Mind.

Hetepu.





KAMTA: Recreating the Real Black Church

24 01 2018
Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.
I have had some people ask how I discovered Kamta and was able to make all the connections. Well, all I can say is that it was because of my ancestors. I like a lot of people had read and studied Kemetic history, lore and spirituality for some years but I was not able to make any headway. Then, things changed when I began working with my ancestors and asking them to guide me in my understanding (See: How to Distinguish between the Higher Self, Ancestors, Spirit Guides and lower self).
What they showed me was that when the first Africans were brought to North America, they were taken from the Kongo-Angolan region and forced to work as indentured servants.  Since the Kongo ruler had voluntarily converted to Christianity prior to the advent of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, most of the people taken from the Kongo-Angolan region were either Christian or at least familiar with the Christian faith and already had a working syncretism with their indigenous beliefs in place. Consequently, because these Africans had Africanized Christianity, it is believed by some scholars that the Portuguese and Spaniards called these Africans the pejorative term Judio (pronounced hoo-dee-oh) which is Spanish for Jewish referring to the Jews who continued to practice the Old Religion (Judaism) even after learning about Jesus Christ. The term judio was later corrupted in the English language and became what we call hoodoo.
Although there are some authors who attempt to trace the term hoodoo to an African source, it should be noted that most African Americans never used the term to refer to their spiritual practice because in the African mindset.  Hoodoo was considered a form of witchcraft, which was a forbidden practice. The term is totally a European creation that was used to describe early African American spirituality and in particular the Black Church.

The Kongo Cross

So, when the descendants from the Kongo-Angolan region arrived in North America they were stripped of all of their possessions.  However, they managed to bring with them their dikenga commonly called today the Kongo Cross, which is a unique Kongo cosmogram that mapped the universe. Although these early Africans in North America were not able to syncretize their beliefs and practices under the guise of the Catholic saints as their kinfolk had done in Brazil, Cuba, Haiti and other parts of South America. Through the Kongo Cosmogram or Kongo Cross, our early ancestors managed to use the Kongo cosmogram to syncretize their beliefs with the Protestant Christian faith in order to create their own religion.
They were able to accomplish this feat because the Kongo cosmogram like most medicine wheels could be interpreted in numerous ways depending upon perspective. For instance, the basic understanding of the dikenga or Kongo Cross is that our universe is composed of two worlds – the land of the living (above) and the land of the dead (below). When human beings incarnate to the land of the living, his or her soul mimics the four movements of the sun – Kala (Sunrise/Birth), Tukala (Midday/Life), Luvemba (Sunset/Death) and Musoni (Midnight/Rebirth).  However, if an individual was experiencing a lot of bad luck, failing health, grave misfortunes, etc., it was understood that the individual’s sun is setting or dying due to some impurity (or sin). In this case, it was necessary for the individual to travel to the land of the dead so that their ancestors could purify them and they could be reborn.
Kongo Cosmogram

Basic Kongo Cosmogram

Rebirth consisted of going to the land of the dead because the land of the dead called mpemba or the “land of whiteness” and purity was seen as a mysterious realm where one found great rewards. Allegorically the land of the dead or mpemba was believed to exist underground but could also be found where the land of the living and the land of the dead met like the plantation and the hush harbors, a city and the forest, a town and the wilderness, a municipal and cemetery, land and a body of water, etc.
Now, what’s unknown to most is that for a long period of time, the original Black Church did not meet in buildings. No, quite the contrary. Our ancestors met in brooks, groves, hush harbors, etc. because slave owners, fearing that early African Americans were plotting a revolt, prohibited them from congregating. When the Second Great Awakening occurred in North America, that’s when a large number of early African Americans willingly converted to Christianity particularly the Baptist and Methodist denominations. Although, most historians are uncertain as to why this massive conversion took place, a thorough analysis of the Old Kongo thinking reveals that it was most likely because full body baptism (submersion into a body of water) was most likely interpreted as the passing into the land of mpemba. Remnants of our Old Kongo belief can still be found in the church today, which is the reason before adherents are baptized.  They are instructed to wear white robes or garments. Another example of this philosophical thinking can be seen in the fact that most elders within the church wear white, and so on, which corresponds to the Luvemba moment – the setting sun – also the color white.
But due to charlatans within our community, the commercialization and exploitation of African American spirituality by outsiders, the Black Church has become a hollow institutions that focused solely on religious entertainment. The loss of African philosophy and theology, combined with the passing of the elders unable to pass their spiritual knowledge to subsequent generations, has resulted in the steady decline of the Black Church.
It was my ancestors that helped me to see that the people of the Kongo-Angolan region were part of the Bantu or Ba-Ntu tribal group, which archeologists and historians have found, once upon a time lived and dwelled along the Nile River. Because as the saying goes: there is nothing new under the sun. The remnants of the Kongo Cross in North America could be syncretized with the Kemetic Amun Ra system to create the maa aankh cosmogram.
For the record, I had read the Story of Ra and Oset (Isis) numerous times.  In fact, I read it so many times that when I saw or heard any mention of it.  I just glossed over it because I did not seen any importance of it. But, it was my ancestors that led me to understand that Ra’s “Secret/Hidden” name was Amun (the Hidden) Ra.  They later showed me how Amun Ra corresponds to the Moon, which was given greater significance then the Sun. It was through this understanding that led me to discover the Maa Aankh.
The basis of the Maa Aankh cosmogram is that the world is composed of two lands called above TASETT (the Red Lands), which is ruled by Set, and KAMTA (the Black Lands), which is ruled by Osar – the owner of the white hedjet crown.  When a human being incarnates to the land of the living or the harsh Red Lands, we must follow the path of Ra, which was discovered by Oset – KhepeRA (Kala in KiKongo/Sunrise/Birth), RA (Tukala in KiKongo/Midday/Life), RA Atum (Luvemba in KiKongo/Sunset/Death) and Amun RA (Musoni in KiKongo/Midnight/Rebirth).

                                   Maa Aankh Cosmogram

Similar to the Kongo land of the dead or mpemba (land of whiteness/purity), KAMTA is called the Black Lands because of the dark fertile soil due to the inundation of the Nile River, but it is an allusion to the mysterious spiritual realm of the ancestors.  Hence, the reason the Kemetians referred to the southern region as the land of their ancestors and symbolized this region by the white Hedjet crown and the Kemetic ancestor Osar.
The purpose of sharing this with you is because many of us (myself included) have been convinced that we were stripped of our culture and it is just not true. The whole purpose of telling us this is so that we never return back to our cultural way of thinking. There are all sorts of examples I could list to prove that we did not lose our culture. We lost the philosophy and theology behind our culture, which is the reason many talk about the ancestors but are afraid to work with them.
KAMTA is the recreation of the brooks, groves, hush harbors, the forest, the wilderness, the cemetery, the underground, the lake, the sea and anywhere there is a mysterious reward including the deep recesses of the mind. This is where all of our answers and solutions come from, and why our ancestors met there to plot their revolts.  So, don’t be afraid of the dark because this is where our ancestors reside.
Hope this helps.
Hetep




Why Are There So Many Gods and Goddesses in Traditional African Religions (Part I)

28 06 2019
Image from the Kamta Primer

I will never forget when I started erecting sacred spaces to work with the deities, there was a Christian relative of mine who caught a glimpse of my altars.  In his barrage of opinionated attack of why I should not be worshipping gods and instead should turn my life over to Jesus. He remarked, “Why do you have so many gods anyway?”

At the time, I was relatively new to the path so I did not know how to respond until one day I learned about archetypes.  Now, I had heard the term used by people for years but I never knew what they were. When I finally began reading about them, the first book I picked up on the subject was Carolyn Myss’ Sacred Contract. In this book, I found that the Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology Carl Jung was the individual who created the term ‘archetype,’ which he saw as fundamental units of the mind.  But thousands of years before him the Greek philosopher Plato called them forms.  Plato explained that forms were idealistic templates that existed in the non-physical world, which includes roundness, softness, blackness, etc.

What Plato and later Jung was stating was there are forms, archetypes or ideal templates that exist all around us.  That is an ideal model of how everything within the physical world functions.  For instance, plants do not grow all over the planet. Plants need water, air and a certain type of soil to grow and develop. This is the template that all plants must follow, then to get more specific. Certain plants require a little bit more or less of these ingredients to produce a specific type of plant, fruit, etc.

So, according to Jung there are numerous forms or archetypes that exist and some of the most popular ones are:

When non-western cultures around the world such as the Kemetic people observed that everything in the physical world is following a specific template. They stated that there is an intelligence governing that particular physical thing, which the ancient Kemetic sages called netcharu (netjeru, netcheru, etc.) and western archeologists, as well as theologians, have tried to demonize by calling them, gods and goddesses.  These intelligences are simply the same forms or archetypes which Plato and Jung identified.

Why did Westerners make a  distinction?

Well, when Christianity swept through the Western civilization, thus making people depended more upon logical, rational and scientific thought.  To avoid persecution and distinguish themselves from pagans, western philosophers dropped the term gods and goddesses because they believed that these entities existed outside of them, and just associated all the positive attributes with the archetype whom they called God, and the negative with the devil.

What the Westerners did not understand was that the so-called gods and goddesses or forms and archetypes are a part of us as well because we are also a product of the physical realm.  In other words, archetypes are the invisible forces behind human behavior.

For this reason, many non-western cultures continued to view the archetypes or forms as gods and goddesses for two reasons.  First, they maintained this tradition because they knew that these intelligences existed outside of them but also within them particularly their unconscious. For instance, the same nurturing nature that exists in mothers can be found in female cows, female birds, and everything in nature, which is why the Kemetic sages called this intelligence Oset (Aset, Auset, Isis), the Divine Mother of Everything. Second, they continued to maintain the tradition of referring to these intelligences as gods and goddesses because they knew that if you could observe how this intelligent was functioning in your life. If the behavior is unacceptable, you can easily separate yourself from the god/goddess and correct it.

Oset (Aset, Auset, Isis) with Child Hru (Horus) (L) and the Virgin Mary with Child (R)

It should be noted that failure to understand the psychology behind the nature of archetypes is the reason Christianity was able to mimic the Kemetic thought by transforming Oset to the Virgin Mary. But, unable to spiritually transform adherents as evidenced by the growing number of sexual abuse cases plaguing the church.

So what is it that archetypes do and why are they so important?

Archetypes basically influence our behavior because they are from a psychological perspective, software programs for our psyche.  We are all influenced by archetypes rather we choose to believe in them or not. For instance, if you want to have a romantic evening what do most of us do? We put on soft, seductive music. Light incense and/or soft colored candles.  Have a romantic dinner, etc. because we want to set the mood. Who told us to do this? Most of us are not sure but we do it because we are being influenced by the archetype of Love & Passion.  In Western mythology, this would be Venus. In Kemetic mythology, it would be Bes.  

Your archetype is basically what triggers your emotional response to behave bravely, courageous, protectively, cowardly, etc. Identifying who you archetypes are will give your life a lot of meaning. Understand, that when I say your archetype I am speaking of the main archetypes that play a major role in your life. These are the personalities that you identify as yourself.

Why are so many people afraid of this?

As stated earlier, a lot of people in west did not want to be stigmatized and persecuted as being a pagan because “to go against the Church, is to go against God.”  Later, when the German psychologists Sigmund Freud emerged and proposed his theories about the unconscious mind and its’ unfulfilled desires.  Thereby suggesting that most people were crazy or psychotic, which is the reason Freud termed his field of study psychoanalysis.  Freud’s theories further cemented peoples’ fears about the mind and the Christian idea of the devil being associated with this part of our mind.  So, when we hear voices in our head, it was concluded based upon Freud’s theories that we were crazy or from a religious perspective hearing the devil. This is the reason when we see people talking to themselves we automatically assume that they are mentally unstable.

Although Jung was mentored by Freud, he took a different approach from his older colleague by observing his patients and studying the various mythologies from around the world.  This humble approach led Jung to see familiar psychological patterns among his patients and himself.  These patterns are what Jung termed as archetypes and led him to conclude that everyone (including himself) had a fragmented consciousness. In other words, what Jung theorized was that while we may think of our mind as being a single unit or I.  According to Jung, our mind is plural and consists of a pantheon of archetypes.

Therefore, when we hear voices in our head it is important to know that it is one of our archetypes speaking so that we can weaved it together to make our psyche whole.

Now, there are numerous ways this can be accomplished and one very effective method inspired by the Kemetic pantheon centers around the Higher Self.

Coming Soon! In “Why Are There So Many Gods and Goddesses in Traditional African Religions (Part II)”, we will go over some ways of working with our archetypes. 





Why Is the Spiritual Path So Challenging, and How to Make It Easier

8 03 2019

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

We are all made in the image of the Divine. Every religious text states this because but most clergymen, theologians and religious philosopher gloss over this concept, to conceal their lack of spiritual understanding. We are all conditioned to accept and believe that we are subordinate, sinned and lowly dragged creatures who are simply a few DNA strands above apes.

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Courtesy of Planet of the Apes

As a result, we live our life like everyone else that has been programmed, by following the same daily routine.  Until one day something “miraculous” happens, which is out of the norm. Maybe, we made a wish to pass an exam and it happened, or we strongly wished for some money and got it.  It could have been we were in a dangerous situation and prayed real hard and escaped with our lives. Or, we had a love one who was miraculously healed. Whatever the case, something miraculous happened in our life and it was enough to jolt us and make us see that we have been living in a dream.

After we have been awakened from what we see is a long sleep, we decide to learn about this new reality that has been right under our noses, which everyone is calling spirituality.  So, we buy books and lately watch videos on what is spirituality, how to be more spiritual, etc. and here is where the problem begins.

Most of the books (not all) written about spirituality are actually by authors who write from a religious perspective, which is the belief that we should fear God and serve him.  And, not from a Divine perspective, which is that we are all made in the image of the Divine and therefore are gods and goddesses.  This is why if you search for anything spiritual, if you do not add a specific term like African or Kemetic spirituality, you will get a plethora of information on how to be a better Christian, Muslim or Jew.

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Since most of the books written about spirituality are from religious mindset authors and not Divine mindset writers. Most of the information we read about spirituality is very confusing and misleading. Aside from that, if you read books from several authors who say a similar thing.  You subconsciously assume that what these individuals are saying is the truth and anything that deviates from them is false, thus establishing a set of beliefs based upon someone else’s perception. The Kemetic people symbolize mimicking spiritual wisdom as Aan because baboons (or primates) can imitate human beings perfectly but this does not make them human beings, and therefore they are not gods and goddesses.   Spirituality is about reconnecting to the Divine so that you decide what is best for you and not believing what others believe just because they say so.

For instance, I had a crucifix (non-Jesus one) on my altar to symbolize the Kongo Cross and the Four Ras of the Maa Aankh, thus becoming a Sign of God to represent everlasting life. But, this one brother saw it, then told me that my beliefs were wrong because the crucifix was a symbol of death. I had to tell him that the crucifix predates Christianity in order to get him to check himself about my spirituality, which is personal and should not be up for debate in the first place. The thing is I knew where he was coming from because he read this from somewhere and felt that he had the right to tell me what was right or wrong for me. This is totally a religious attitude and history will show this is the same attitude that the missionaries had when they encountered the Africans, Amerindian (Native American), Polynesians, Asians, and the list goes on, but we fail to see when we perpetrate this behavior on ourselves.

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So, how do you distinguish from Divine mindset authors and religious mindset authors, who are simply writing to lead you back into a fearful, religious mindset? In fact, how do you know which spiritual path you should embark upon?

It is simple. Spirituality is about understanding that we are made in the image of the Divine and therefore, we are gods and goddesses. If you find an author or teacher who is afraid to say this, they are trying to lead you back into another religion.

As to which spiritual path you should walk, all of the spiritual paths are the same with the same focus, which is to unite you back with the Divine. They only appear different because they have different methods of how to achieve this unification. For instance, yoga focuses on this unification through physical postures, while reiki focuses on this unification through auric healing and most magicks rely on this unification to achieve specific goals, etc.

Spirituality is not supposed to be hard and it is not supposed to be boring. Understand.  Individuals from a religious perspective who believe that God or some other force is going to punish them for not serving them correctly, believe that spirituality should be difficult. They believe that being spiritual means sitting all day Sunday and listening to someone preach or humbling yourself on your knees and proclaiming that you are not worthy. This is not spirituality. This is being religious.

Thoth (Djahuti, Tehuti) 12"

Spirituality is supposed to be fun because it is mystical, magickal and powerful, which is why Djahuti (Tehuti, Thoth) is said to be the master of these arts. It also explains the reason why Set tried to avoid Djahuti at all cost, similiar to how people are discouraged from learning about magick today.  In fact, spirituality for some people is an escape from the norm to the extraordinary.

So, remember that if you are on a spiritual path, the objective is to become a god man or god woman. If this is not stressed on a regular basis, you may need to check to see what path you are on.

Hetepu.





When Did You Realize You Were A God/Goddess?

16 12 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

When did you realize you were a god/goddess? What was the first successful magick/miracle you performed that convinced you of your divinity?

For me, although I had heard people all over recite Psalms 82:6  which states: “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.” And, John 10:34 that says “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?”  I was not convinced that I was a god because I did not have any experience that supported this belief.

I didn’t realized I was a god until I studied the Maa Aankh cosmogram and understood that the flesh part of me, the physical part of my being, or the sahu (subconscious) part of my being is not the whole me.  Although I walk around and conduct my day-to-day affairs through my sahu out of habit, it is not only the physical manifestation of me but a very limited and minute part of my entire being. Hidden from physical sight is my more powerful and advanced spiritual self called my BA (Superconscious).

I remember that when it finally dawned on me that I am the Divine Being and that one part of my being is known (the sahu part), while the other part of me is an unknown mystery (the BA part).  It immediately made sense to me that the reason we all have so many problems in our life is because we try to solve our problems based upon our subconscious, habitual and conditioned sahu understanding personified as Set; instead of tapping into the Superconscious, infinite and unconditional BA personified as Osar (Asar, Ausar, Osiris).

In other words, the BA is the part of me that performs magick and miracles, which I will never understand because as soon as I comprehend it, that is when the magick and miracles ceases.

God allows magick to work, to show you that it is possible. – Unknown

I remember the first time, I tested my theory, I was unable to walk due to an illness and I had read a story of how a lady healed herself by promising to take Lazarus (Lazaro) statue’s crutches away from him.  Upon reading the story, automatically I heard thoughts of how this lady’s story was fake, silly and stupid. Immediately, all sorts of thoughts rushed my head about how ridiculous and impossible it would be to heal myself by taking away the crutches of a statue. I quickly identified this voice as my ego-self, my sahu personified as my Set, which only believes in what it sees and has been conditioned to accept as truth based upon my family and society’s standards.

When I did the little ritual to heal my body so that I could walk again by focusing on dancing and remembering that when the Yoruba orisha Babaluaiye was healed he danced out of sheer joy and excitement.  It was strange and weird to have the image of an old white man with crutches before me, but when I made the same promise to take away the crutches when I was healed. That is when it became apparent that the strangeness of the ritual triggered the Higher part of my being.  I know the ritual triggered it because I could feel my spidey-sense (scalp of my head) tingle.   That is when I realized that the BA does not distinguish between black and white images, which is something that a lot of people get hung up on because we like to see images of our selves instead of others. The BA understands that everything was Spirt and that Lazarus (Lazaro) symbolized that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed like the soil of a cemetery becomes resting spot or container for departed souls. Therefore, Lazarus is Sokar, the Kemetic lord of the cemetery, which some also call Sekert (the feminine energy of death and resurrection), called Lazarus in Christianity also known as Omolu or Obaluwaye (Babaluaiye) the son of Nana Buluku.

Yes, my Higher Spirit knew this and even though I did not know how this miracle/magick was going to work.  This Higher part of my being understood it because as the Swiss psychiatrists stated, It is composed of “collective unconsciousness.”  This in strict laymen folk terms means “spirits” and when I issued a command  for the higher part of my being to accomplish the task of making me walk. I realized that it could work on multiple tasks all at the same time, while I live my day-to-day life dealing with other things. Metaphorically speaking, spirits and/or angels are working on my behalf based upon the command issued to them because they are an extension of my true Self.

That’s when it became clear, I am a god and later when I found myself running up and down the stairs because of an emergency. That’s when I realized that I created my own miracle/magick and therefore, I am the author of my own reality.

Family.  We have all been tricked into believing that we are powerless creatures of fate and that this physical reality that we have been born into is final. This thousand year old trick is due to us being taught that God is outside of our being and therefore even when we leave our birth religion.  We superimpose this same belief to other spiritual practices which results in us worshipping our ancestors and worshipping other entities outside of our being.

The Right Eye of Ra (Also known as the Solar Eye corresponds to literal and physical sight.)

The Right Eye of Ra , which is associated with the Ra moment on the Maa Aankh. It is also known as the Solar Eye and corresponds to literal and physical sight, hence the failure to see abstract and spiritual concepts.

The truth is that we are powerless if we rely solely upon the sahu part of our being, which is totally based upon what we have physically learned and been conditioned to accept, hence the Right Eye of Ra.

We cannot change our current situation using the same mindset that created them, hence the reason Set is called the Lord of Chaos and Confusion.

The only way to change our reality is by relying upon our Higher Self.  When we rely upon the Higher part of our being, the mystical and magickal part of our being, the BA (Divine Spark) gives us access to the power of the Divine.

All we need to do to change our reality is impress upon our Higher Spirit what we desire and want.

The key that we need to remember is that we need to stop worrying and thinking about how it works and accept that it works. You don’t know how electricity works yet, you are able to use it. The same approaches needs to be taken in regards to our BA.

We need to stop trying to convince and prove to other people that it works and just let it work. Magick is our cultural technology, which we have been taught to be ashamed of because others don’t understand it.

Family. If other people don’t believe it, so what. It is not our job to convince them or try to convert them to our way because our spirituality is not their (or anyone else’s for that matter) religion.

It is your religion, which means all that matters is that you believe it works.

All that matters is that you find a way to temporarily shut your sahu (subconscious) off so that you can access your BA (Superconscious).

 This means work your maa (truth, way)!

The Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

              The Two Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

So learn how to manifest what you want using candles. Learn how to work with spirits because quiet as kept, this is the Kemetic Way.

Hetepu.





God’s Purpose is Not to Fix IT for You (The Misconceptions About Salvation)

3 11 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family

In this day and age, there are a lot of people talking about becoming or being more spiritual but they overlook one of the most quoted biblical scriptures and simplest, yet most difficult practices, which is to “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God.”

The reason most of us overlook this scripture and misinterpret the practice is because we have all been taught that God is a tyrannical deity who stands billions of miles over earth and hurls thunderbolts at the wicked. Sidebar: Yeah, most people still do not believe that they are really worshipping an aspect of the Greek god Zeus but that’s another story.

Consequently, because of our view of God we have been taught that God can fix anything and everything, so we always put God last. That’s right! We have been taught to make every decision and do everything without God, and when things do not go right…

Pray and beg God to fix it.

For instance, spend all of your money on frivolous purchases but when you do not have any money. Pray to God to fix it.

Misuse your body by eating whatever you like, ingesting whatever substances you desire, want,  and abusing your body with lack of physical exercises.  Then, when you are diagnosed with an illness. Pray to God to fix it.

Talk to your love one anyway you want. Disrespect him or her publicly and privately. Cheat behind his or her back. Then, when he or she says, “I love you but I cannot live with you.” Now, it is time to, let the church say, “Pray to God to fix it.”

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According to Greek mythology Zeus is a rapist, a terrible husband, horrible father, murderous son, a deceitful brother, and an egotistical grandson, yet people still don’t understand why America is the way it is.

Family. If God could fix everything, why doesn’t God fix everything and everyone anyway? Is God bias?  Put aside the childish idea that God has a plan to save everyone by having everyone experience misery. Again, that is the greek god Zeus who deliberately places hardships in peoples’ paths solely for entertainment or to be “saved.” So, first lets understand that it is not God but god (Zeus) that most people worship.

The Supreme Being or Creator of us all is the creator of everything.  This means that the Creator is not bias, which is the reason the same air that fills our lungs also fills the lungs of our enemies.  The reason the Creator does not save is because it is the Creator who is Perfect and we are striving for perfection. Thus, “saving us” does us a big disservice because it does help us to grow, mature and learn our lesson. Imagine saving a child learning how to walk from falling every time, they would never learn how to get back up after falling.

This means that the god most people are worshipping is not only hindering them but trying to keep them in an infantile mind state, by saving some and not all.  This of course is a fallacy, because only you can save yourself and this is done by going within instead of seeking god outside of our being.

The reason we all have made this same grave error (even those of us in the spiritual community) is because we were taught to worship a bias, tyrannical deity outside of our being.  We were never taught that the true Kingdom of God is within and it is our Higher Self. Since we were not taught that the Kingdom of God is within and it is our Higher Self, we ignore all of the gut wrenching impulses that our Higher Self gives us throughout life.

If we were taught to communicate with our Higher Self properly, then it would have told us that it might not be wise to buy that lava lamp.  It would have told us that s/he is crazy and will fill your life with all sorts of drama. If we knew how to communicate with our Higher Self, we would have heard it telling us “Don’t consume anymore or you are going to be hugging the porcelain bowl later.”

The scripture should have read “Seek ye first the Kingdom (of God) within” and then proceed, which means talk to your Higher Self and ask is the choice or decision you are about to make regarding your money a wise one.  Ask your Higher Self before consuming and/or ingesting anything if it is right for you.  Ask your Higher Self, will the individual you are attracted to be good for you and then, ask it to guide you through the relationship if so.

Remember our Higher Self is wise, omnipotent and omnipresent, which is the reason our Kemetic ancestors symbolized it as Osar (Osiris).  Our Osar is always near and ready to serve but it will not intercede on our behalf unless called upon to do so or an extreme emergency. Most people call upon their Osar only during an emergency because we have been conditioned to be reactive, but our ancestors achieved greatness by choosing to be proactive.

Here are some simple ways to be proactive in the morning:

Upon waking up in the morning repeat the following declaration (as many times as you like), “Thank you for a peaceful, fun, productive and financially prosperous day.”

This simple declaration affirms that you are going to have “a peaceful, fun, productive and financially prosperous day.”  You don’t know how it is going to happen but you are affirming that your Osar will make it occur. I must say, I have practiced this and situations that I thought were going to be difficult had mysteriously smoothed themselves out. Note, results will vary based upon an individual’s conditionings, which is the reason when affirmations are not applied correctly they have varying results.  By repeating (or chanting) the declaration prior to getting out of bed causes the command to be more receptive because you are in twilight trance state. Now, if you cannot chant the declaration when you get up, no worries. You can chant it anytime you are doing some menial tasks like taking a shower, washing dishes, doing chores, driving, etc. because these are all times that our Higher Self can speak to us.

Another way to be proactive is as I stated earlier, talk to your Osar before making a choice or decision. Your Osar will usually answer back quickly but if you are not receiving a quick response it is because your stress and worry about the situation at hand is preventing the answer from coming through clearly. Simply relax, which is usually hard to do when you are in crisis so instead, meditate, take a shower, wash some dishes, do some chores, take a drive, go to sleep, etc. because these are all times that your Osar can speak to you without being interrupted by your lower self or Set.  This is the reason many spiritual disciplines recommend that you do a charitable act so that you can shift your focus off of your lower self or Set, hence the reason Osar is also the Lord of Unity.

If we were a little more proactive, we would easily find our self being less and less reactive, which means that we would not be so easily swayed by our emotions.

Hetepu.

 





Oset (Isis) says, “Don’t Sweat the Little Stuff!”

17 10 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

Recently, I have had some unplanned events take place in my life, which have caused some major issues with my family.  Reflecting back on the Maa Aankh and remembering that peace does not last always, I understand that I am going through the rebirthing process, which is the Ra Atum (Dying RA/Setting Sun) to Amun Ra (Rebirthing RA/Midnight Moon). It is the most mysterious period that we all must go through in order for our conscious/Ab-soul to evolve. This is the time when we receive the most insight and visits from the spirit world, so I am reminded to keep my eye open (stay openminded) and stay persistent because jewels of wisdom can come at any moment.

Then it happened. The other day I was reminded of how I began this journey.  Out of the blue, I began thinking about all of the accomplishments that the Kemetic people achieved. I remember that I was introduced to Kemetic history by an architecture instructor at college. It was through him I learned that despite what I was told about the Kemetic people being so-called pagans, these ancient dwellers on the Nile had been practicing architecture, engineering and medicine centuries before the Greeks and Romans stepped on the world stage.

I thought back and remembered that so much time was spent listing the accomplishments that the Kemetic people made and studying the works of Cheikh Anta Diop because: 1) during the late 1980s and early 1990s there was a lot of people who were trying their best to discredit many of the Afro-centric scholars by claiming that the Kemetic people were not black and brown Africans, and. 2) These same individuals who backed by renowned US institutions also try to claim that people of African descent did not make any contributions to the world. In other words, they were trying to disprove that there was a cultural connection between the Kemetic people and other Africans throughout the Afro-Diaspora.

In other words, it was meant for many of us to go through this period of learning the facts, dates, etc. so that we can build our cultural intellect.  To which I am grateful for all of the scholars (John H. Clarke, Dr. Ben, Carter G. Woodson, George Jackson, Amos Wilson, Ivan Van Sertima, Dr. Bunseki Fu-Kiau, and many more) who have paved the way for us to have this conversation. But, I am reminded that this is not why I am here.

As I engage in conversation with the Spirit I am reminded that the Kemetic people were meticulous about keeping records and writing down important texts but in their thousand year reign.  They did not write any texts on how to get more money, how to get a better job, how to have a successful marriage and how to raise your child.  Surely, they had many of the problems that many of us face today by evidence of the various proverbial texts that have been recovered. But, there were no texts that specifically explained how to do certain activities, which led me to ask the question why?

Why didn’t the Kemetic people write any texts on business, money, health, diet, marriage, childrearing, etc.? Why didn’t the Kemetic people write a text on how to live? Answer: They did not need to because they had developed a culture that addressed these issues automatically.

Many of us who were raised by devout Christian parents know the saying, “Put God first and family second.”  It appears that the Kemetic people practiced this same philosophy but took it to another level. God in the Kemetic mindset was not the Supreme Being but the Divine Spark or the Higher Self, whom they called Osar (Osiris). When the Kemetic people put Osar first, they meant consider the highest aspect of every human being or their greatest potential.

What this means is that the Kemetic people did not look at all of the wrong that an individual had done, but what was it that this individual was capable of. Imagine that. Imagine marrying a man or woman based upon the potential to do great things together instead of based upon the idea that your spouse has a good job, is good with your family and friends, etc.

Imagine applying for a job and the employer focuses on your potential to enrich the company instead of your skill set and experience.

Imagine an ill person being told that they are a god or goddess and that the illness is just a test of their will, instead of the grave news that most doctors give their patient by focusing on the illness and not on healing.

Basically, where I am going with this is that the Kemetic people did not spend a lot of time or energy devoted to these things because to them they seemed trivial. And, they are trivial when you look at these activities from a god and goddess’ perspective.

Please note that I am not saying that they are not important. This needs to be clarified because a lot of people who claim to be spiritual categorize things as either being spiritual or secular. Consequently, most people in the conscious, spiritual, occult and metaphysical community are flat broke to the point that many of our leaders have to receive charity for their body to be buried. That’s not cool and it shows that there is a serious imbalance in these individual’s life regarding the spiritual and material world. So I am not saying that at all.

What I am saying is that this is not our end game. Chasing money, getting a good home, a great job, the diet, chasing after a relationship, etc. are not the end game.  We did not incarnate to this dust ball just to do these things. Remember, we are gods and goddesses who have returned for a purpose, which means it is all controlled by the Divine.

I was posed this question so I will ask you it as well.  Do you think a god or goddess is worried about getting money? Do you think that a god or goddess worries about his or her health? I mean imagine Oset (Isis) coming down in the flesh, do you think that she is worried about getting some money? Surely, she understood that money was important but do you think she was worried about it?

Oset and Hru

I was shown that she was not because her ultimate concern was birthing a hero and heir to challenge Set. That was her end goal meaning she understood that everything that she was experiencing was preparing her to birth Hru (Horus).

In other words, we have to remember that the Divine is omnipresent, all-knowing and omnipotent, which means everything that we are going to do has already been written. We are simply going through the motions or the steps. Why? Because someone has to do it and it was you and me who chose to incarnate here and do it.  It requires faith and that’s why we are here.

The Kemetic sages tried to show that it was all about faith in the Story of Osar by indicating that every time Oset experienced something a blessing appeared out of nowhere from Ra or some other divinity.  Remember, she started looking for the body of Osar and Npu appeared to help.  She started looking for the chest containing the body of Osar and she gets a dream to go to Byblos.  Oset received all sorts of help because she had faith in Osar (her Higher Self).

I know a lot of people don’t like to hear anyone talk about faith because Christianity has made faith into a dirty word by teaching us to have blind faith but, when you get deep into our ancestral way of living.  You learn that faith is pivotal to our success and wellbeing.  You also learn that we do not need to have blind faith because we have aakhu (ancestors and spirit guides) who work using the laws of synchronicity. In other words, we receive omens, dreams, visions, premonitions, etc. and this is the main reason we work with these entities.

The Divine already knows what we are thinking and what we want to do to accomplish our goals.  It has already been written.  We need to keep in mind that coincidences do not exist. Everything is part of the Divine Plan, so we need to trust and have faith that everything works out on our behalf.  We are simply going through the motions to birth our Will (Hru).

So, how do we stop sweating the small stuff?

Well, whatever you consider to be small stuff.  I just want you to know that Oset reminds me that all mothers go through this the day after they learn that they are pregnant.

As soon as mothers discover they are expecting, they began making plans. They change their diets consume foods that will nourish their baby. They start choosing names and toying around with color schemes. They imagine how the baby is going to look and how their life is going to change when the baby arrives. In other words Family, they have faith during those long nine months.  They do not sweat the little stuff because the end game is for the healthy delivery of a child.

We need to follow suit and focus on the big instead of on the small.  We need to stop worrying about the details of how we are going to get to the end goal and just focus on the winning the race. We should all place firmly in our mind the end goal and then let our Osar (Osiris/Higher Self) guides us to it.  For instance, when I put out an order to be protected. I do not sit and dwell on how I am going to be protected. I simply say, “Thank you for protecting me” and go about my business.  I do the same thing for healing, success, etc. because it is not my job to know the details of how it work. That’s what the Spirits are here for. My job is to go through the motions of being an instrument for the Divine Plan because the Divine works through us all.

The Divine needs us as much as we need the Divine so that we can pinpoint that divine potential to achieve a goal. So, I hate to sound cliche-ish but stay encouraged and don’t lose sight of the end game.  Don’t sweat the little stuff because if you do you will never understand how the pyramids were built.

Hetepu.