How to Celebrate Winter Solstice the Kemetic Shaman Way

14 12 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family

I have been meaning to write this post for the longest time so finally, here it is and hopefully it helps.

If you are like most people interested in your spiritual development, you have most likely come across people talking about winter solstice. I am not going to go into the full explanation of winter solstice is because there are plenty of sources available on the Internet.  Instead I am going to give a little insight into how I got into it, why I stopped observing and why I chose to celebrate it now.

Before we begin, I have to tell you that when I first got on this path, there were people who explained to me that winter solstice was the original Christmas. Now either because 1) I was new to the whole practice, 2) my disgust for the over commercialization of Christmas and those dreaded Christmas songs that are played 24 hours for 35 days beginning on November 26, and/or 3) because these individuals were very zealous and did not understand the full meaning either.  All I got out of it was that we were supposed to do all day fasts prior to the 25th of December, on the hope of receiving new things for the coming year. (Please note that I am knocking anyone who observe Winter Solstice in this manner.  I am just stating my experience. ) It was also impressed upon me that if you did not fast and meditate, that you would not be blessed.  So, for several years, I tried to observe this event as best I could even though it was presented to me as a dogmatic ritual.

However, it became increasingly difficult to observe Winter Solstice this way because: 1) I still had to go to work and, going to office parties, while fasting brings a whole lot of unwanted and unnecessary attention, and. 2) Not only that it never felt like a real celebration but more like a boring, monotonous chore.  So I stopped observing it for a while, but I returned to celebrating it after I discovered the Maa Aankh. Then, when my daughter was born, my wife and I wanted her to have a more profound experience for this event without feeling isolated or out-of-place from other family members and friends who celebrate Christmas and Three Kings Day in the typical fashion.

So, that our child has a more profound understanding of this event and develops an interfaith and multicultural understanding, it was decided that we would celebrate Winter Solstice as the “Receiving of the Name”.  This way she is not weirded out and sees the celebration of other peoples’ holidays as just another form of Winter Solstice.

What is Winter Solstice?

Now, before I explain how the “Receiving of the Name” works, Winter Solstice is the start of the solar year and it begins on the 21st of December marking the first day of winter. It is an astronomical event like a solar or lunar eclipse, or shooting stars, but a little more significant because the earth rotating on its axis tilts in a way that sun appears to be sitting still.  Thus, making the length of the day appear shorter and the night the longest night of the year. (Note that during the summer solstice the opposite occurs and the sun appears to sit still making the day the longest day of the year and the night the shortest). Immediately after the 21st of December, the days the sun shine during the daytime will get longer as the nights will get shorter.

So, in a nutshell scientifically speaking, Winter Solstice is when the earth tilts making it appear that the night is longer than the day. It is an annual, natural astronomical event, which means it affects all of us regardless if we believe in it or not, like gravity.  Since it affects us all, each culture interprets it differently like we do when we see an eclipse. Some people go out and gaze at the eclipse, others avoid being out during the eclipse for fear of the influences it may have upon an unborn child (My wife and I heard them all this past year). While some people see eclipses as an opportune time to conduct rituals, so it all depends upon what you believe or how you interpret the Winter Solstice.

Since it affects everyone, Winter Solstice has been celebrated by people all over the world based upon their cultural belief.  This means there is no right or wrong way to observe Winter Solstice. Choosing not to observe this astronomical event is similar to choosing not to watch a solar eclipse or Haley’s Comet. However, if you choose to observe it, you can do what others have done in the past, which is allegorized the entire event.

For instance, for some people who saw the darkness as an extension of evil and daytime as an extension of good, Winter Solstice was seen as the birth of a solar savior.  During this time they created a tradition to ensure that the various trickster spirits in the darkness were kind.  This is how Santa Claus comes into the picture and why he is offered sweets to make him more favorable towards you.  For some other cultures, they observed this event by setting an evergreen tree in the north. Then the tree was decorated with a star above used to represent the “invisible sun” (some say the star Sirius) and the various orbs and lights decorating the tree symbolized the spheres of the Tree of Life. Another version of this same tradition seems to build an elaborate bonfire and observe that the “Invisible Sun” provides warmth during these dark times.

In case you are wondering, the reason for allegorizing this astronomical event is because most people would get lost with the science of it.  Imagine explaining to a child about how the earth tilts, and now that we have people who are questioning on if the earth is round or flat.  You can easily see how it becomes very confusing with all of these beliefs, ideas and theories but, people cannot deny this astronomical event.  All you have to do is go outside and you will see that the days seem to be getting shorter and the nights longer. For instance, the other day (December 12th) the sun set around 5:30 – 6 o’clock and did not rise until 7:30 the next morning. That’s between 12+ hours of darkness. And, the closer we get to the 21st the shorter the days will be. So people from all over the allegorized this event to help them to remember, celebrate and observe it, and you can too.

Most of us are familiar with the Christianize version of this event which was changed to December 25 by Emperor Aurelian to celebrate the “Invisible Sun”. Then, in 273 AD the Roman Catholic Church changed this astronomical event to a literal historical event to celebrate the birthday of Christian savior. However, it is believed that January 6 was the original date the Kemetic sages chose to celebrate Winter Solstice, which the Catholic Church adopted in order to celebrate the Three Magi or Three Kings Day.

How to Celebrate Winter Solstice the Kemetic Shaman Way

Artwork courtesy of Jeff Dahl

Since I follow a Kemetic shamanic path, Winter Solstice has a more profound meaning to me – one related to the Kemetic concept of Ra, Shu and Tefnut. Ra or Rau in the Kemetic life force or chi energy symbolized as the Sun.  Shu is the Kemetic version of the Chinese Yang and it represents activity, light, warmth, heat, aggression, etc. and is anthropomorphized as a masculine energy. Shu’s sister Tefnut is the Kemetic version of the Chinese Yin and she represents receptivity, darkness, coolness, water, passivity, etc. Since, the dyadic relationship of good versus evil does not exist in ancient African thinking.  Shu is not the symbol of good and Tefnut is not the symbol of evil. Rather good and evil in Kemetic thinking is balance and imbalance.  In other words, too much and too little of a thing is considered evil, while good is considered balanced.  Therefore, the Winter Solstice is considered the most Tefnut day of the year, thus signifying that the Ra energy is trying to establish balance. The entire event on the Maa Aankh is overseen by Amun Ra (Hidden Ra), thus making Winter Solstice a time of rebirth, hence the “Return of the Light” or actually the heralding the receiving of Amun Ra or the “Hidden (Invisible) Ra”, according to the Story of Ra and Oset (Aset, Auset, Isis in Greek).

Remember, in the Story of Ra and Oset, Ra reveals that he is “Khepera in the morning, Ra at noon, Tmu (Ra Atum) in the evening” thus alluding he is Amun Ra at midnight.  So, upon receiving Ra’s secret name, Oset received a soul which she passed on to her child Hru, thus giving him immortality so long as he lived a righteous life.  This means that through Oset, we all became her children (Hru) because she shared Ra’s secret name or Amun Ra with us (for more information see Kamta Primer).

Therefore, Winter Solstice is a period of rebirth and nourishment for our soul.  It is during this time that we naturally tend to physically slow down and conduct most of our activities indoor because we have less daylight and more warmth inside. It also during this time of the year, we also tend to emotionally move inward and reflect on the past events that occurred during the year, as we prepare for the upcoming year.  It is natural during this time of the year to reflect inward on our health, relationships, careers, dreams, etc., make New Year’s resolutions by asking, “How can I improve my life or the life of others?”

Draw the Maa Aankh, and place five tea lights on the five points. Then on:

  • December 21st: Light the Khepera candle symbolizing the Birth of Ra we celebrate all new beginnings and give thanks for all blessings that have come into being.  This is also a special day to also honor children who signify the future and are protected by Khepera. To make this day even more festive, Khepera’s colors are black and/or indigo, so one’s space can be decorated with these colors or one can purchase dark colored flowers.  Khepera is symbolized by a scarab beetle and rising sun.  Dark colored foods can also be served on this day and children given toys to raise Khepera’s energy.  To further ritualize this day, write a list of the goals you want to achieve in the upcoming year and place them in the center of the maa aankh.
  • December 22nd: Light the Ra candle symbolizing the Visible Ra’s Day is a day of action and it is set to honor all of the young adults and adults (except for elders who are given a special day on their own). Ra’s colors are bright red so to raise this energy decorate one’s space with bright red colors. Spicy foods can be served on this day colored with achiote (annatto seed), chili, paparika, cayenne, etc.  Also, spicy and warming beverages such as spiced apple cider, ginger beer, cinnamon teas, etc.  To further ritualize this day, write a list of the obstacles you must overcome and barriers you must break through to achieve your goals from the Khepera moment. Then, place them in the center of the maa aankh. This is also a time to ask for the protection, good health, vitality and strength for all loved ones.
  • December 23rd: Light the Ra Atum candle symbolizing the Completed Ra who oversees all things that have come to an end. Ra Atum reminds us to remember our elders so that we can learn from their experience and wisdom.  Ra Atum’s colors are white so to raise this energy decorate the space with white and shiny things like silver.  White colored foods and drinks can be offered at this time.  As well as white colored beverages such as coconut milk, peanut punch, coconut water, coquito, etc.  To further ritualize this day, write a list of the things you are willing to give up in order to achieve your goals in the upcoming year and place them in the center of the maa aankh.
  • December 24th: Light the Amun Ra symbolizing the “Hidden Ra” who oversees our ancestors and spirit guides, therefore this is the day to honor and remember our honorable dead.  Amun Ra’s colors are yellow and/or gold, so to help raise this re-birthing and renewal energy, decorate the space with the color yellow and serve yellow colored foods and beverages. Offer yellow candles and light colored foods such as pound cake, etc. to the ancestors.  To further ritualize this day, imagine how your goal will improve the life of everyone. Amun Ra’s symbols are ram, sheep, spiral patterns, etc., which all signify a return.
  • On the December 25, light the candle in the center symbolizing Oset sharing the name with Hru. Then, burn all of the request and imagine the end results of your goals for the upcoming year.

Hope this helps. Happy Winter Solstice.

How will you celebrate Winter Solstice?

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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





What Does It Really Mean to Tap Into the Power of God?

15 10 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know, the other day a fellow comrade shared a video with me that featured a number of prominent actresses and singers rapping about male genitalia. I am sure many of you have seen or heard about this video so there is no need to give it more energy than it deserves. The thing was that my friend (as a number of people I saw in the comment section) were pretty shocked.  When I asked my Brah why he was so upset that some of the ladies were in the video. He told me because he really respected some of the ladies in the video because he thought they were “conscious” and would not humiliate themselves by stooping to such a level.  This prompted us to have a really deep conversation because this is one of the misnomers that people have about consciousness.

Consciousness or “woke” means that you are aware or can see, but consciousness does not mean spiritual development and elevation. What’s the difference, you ask? Let me give you a real quick example.  Due to the aggressive anti-tobacco campaign, everyone (non-smokers and smokers alike) throughout the United States are aware of the dangers of cigarette smoking, hence they are “conscious” or “woke.” However, it is believed that 36.5 million people continue to smoke cigarettes because cigarette smoking is a destructive habit that is deeply lodged into peoples’ lower spirit (sahu/subconscious part of their being). The sahu part of our being is not governed by reasoning but by emotions, which is why if you ask a cigarette smoker when they started smoking and why. Most of them will tell you that it was peer pressure and risk-taking behavior. This is the reason it is so difficult for so many people to break this habit because we all do not respond to peer pressure and social conditionings in the same manner.

What does this have to do with conscious people? Simple. Just because a person is conscious or woke does not mean that they overcome their personal Set. I have met people from all walks of life who have literally floored me with the amount of knowledge they knew, like the gangster who was telling me how he knew the Ancient Egyptians were Black. However, this knowledge was not enough to make him stop abusing alcohol and smoking weed. Or, the lady with the most gorgeous dreadlocks who was all into holistic living, spirituality, doing yoga, etc. but she couldn’t have a successful relationship because she treated all men as if they were her enemy.

The point that I am making is that consciousness or woke means that you are aware or can see because you are informed.  It does not mean you are developing spiritually or spiritually evolving. This misunderstanding is due to the fact that archeologists, historians and Western pagans have told people that Djahuti (in Greek Thoth) is the Greek Hermes and Roman Mercury, but this is not correct. Hermes and Mercury are both tricksters like the Yoruba Eshu and Kemetic Npu (Anubis).  In Kemetic lore, it was not until Npu (Anubis) assisted Oset (Isis) that she was able to successfully find the body parts of Osar (Osiris) and successfully mummify him with Djahuti’s assistance. This is an allusion referring to the fact that Npu Opens the Way, as one of his praise names Ap-Uat (Opener of the Way), states.

In other words, Npu starts the ball rolling for your development. He leads you to the door that will open to your spiritual and physical freedom.   He is the one responsible for all of us becoming “woke” because he is the lord of information and the master of this Information Age, but note. With all of this information, we still cannot solve live peacefully with one another. We still cannot eradicate poverty or cease the destruction of our planet. This is a classic trickster move to get us to understand that all of the technology in the world cannot bring us peace, prosperity, perfect health, success, wealth, love, etc. because these are all ethereal.

To put it bluntly, actors, actresses, athletes, singers, musicians, etc. are not gods and goddesses.  They are entertainers paraded in front of us to be our role models but these people have Sets (personal demons) that they have to overcome. This is why I was not surprised when I saw certain actresses and singers publicly disgracing themselves because they may have been conscious but their Osar was’t alive.

The enemy knows that we all draw from the Rau (the Power of God), which is the archetypical Source of All Things. What archeologists, historians, etc. call gods and goddesses are actually guardian spirits or archetypes of the Rau that the Kemetic people called netcharu (netjaru).  Or, we can simply call them netchars.  We are all influenced by these guardian spirits or netchars but some of these netchars take a more dominant role in our life. These netchars are sometimes referred to as our personal guardians, our godheads and/or spiritual parents.  We all have spiritual parents rather we choose to believe in them or not, and this goes for celebrities as well.

So, the reason Snoop Dogg refers to himself as such, is because he is a Npumesh (child of Npu). Beyonce is Oset’s child. Kayne is Hrumesh (Hru or Horus’ child), and we can go on and on.  All you have to do is study the mythology and observe how these people act and behave. The reason I am mentioning this is because if these individuals’ Osar had been revived in their life, they would understand that many of the problems that they face corresponds to their guardian spirit or netchar. For instance, everyone has problems with self-control but this is a major problem with all of Hru’s children. Hru’s children will struggle with some form of self-control because that’s the energy that they incarnated with on to the planet. Now,  with that being said, go back and look at the things that Kayne West has done. If you are into Latin music, like I am because they actually proudly sing about the Yoruba orishas (the guardian spirits of the Yoruba tradition), you will see this self-control problem manifesting in Marc Anthony.

Understand.  The enemy knows how the guardian spirits manifest themselves but he refuses to publicly acknowledge it and will continue to delude us by saying they are gods, goddesses, deities, etc. Set does this because he does not want us to truly learn about these energies, so we can use them to overcome our personal Sets. Does it make sense why it is so Easy to sing and rap about the latest dance, drink, drug, syrup, sex position, latest craze, mysigony, etc.? Again, in the Kemetic lore Set was said to be married to Nebhet, the guardian spirit who governs entertainment, until she finally left him. So, it is great to encourage these entertainers when they act and behave in our best interest but that’s it.

Yes, encourage these celebrities to resurrect their Osar so we can all be free from this mess.  In fact, I look forward to that day when all of us free from this mental/spiritual tyranny.  First instance, could you imagine if Snoop had made a song about his divinity instead of “What’s My Name?” In fact, could you imagine what would happen if Kayne, Beyonce, or any of these entertainers had an awakened Osar how powerful their music would be? I mean seriously think how Hip Hop would have been different if the pioneers had taken their creative genius and used it as a means of empowerment.  Then, put a trademark on it so that it could be used for empowerment instead of being capitalized and monopolized by those who do not have our best interests. I mean did you know there are neo-fascist rappers? I mean just think of the stupidity in that, a group of people who hate you because of your complexion but they are going to take your music and use it to promote their hatred of you?

Again, I am not here to place blame on anyone because it is the enemy that has manipulated and tricked us all. Does it make sense why the enemy manipulates these entertainers to serving his selfish purpose for an award, a trophy, a ring, public gratification, money, etc.?

Yes, the enemy (Set) takes advantage of us all because of our ignorance of our Higher Self or Osar.

So, let’s not be deluded.  We need to see celebrities for who they are, which is ordinary people with similar if not greater struggles as us. Just because Set parades these talented individuals in front of us as false idols does not make them special. We need to return our eyes to the true glory of the Divine and replace these false idols with real models of individuals who have successfully overcome their Set.

Hetep

 





Why You Need to Be Maa Kheru (Born Again Kemetically)

8 10 2017

You know one question that I seem to always get is, “How do you know that the Spirits are real?” I understand that the reason I get this question is because most of us spend all of our childhood being taught to believe only in what we see. We go to school and we are taught to prove everything that we believe and ignore everything that does not logically add up.  But, when it comes to religion we are simply taught to just believe. We are discouraged from reading the history of the religion. For a while we are discouraged from researching and investigating anything regarding religion, out of fear that we will be branded a heretic. But the calling to come into our divinity is too strong and we decide to take steps to find our true self.

When we finally answer our calling and began studying spirituality, we become conscious, which makes us happy, elated, scared at times, even angry but overall, most of us content that we opened the door to our True Self. As we read and listen to lecturer after lecturer and read some more, we see that we are becoming a more aware individual. Things we used to do, we do not do any more. Music we listen to we do not listen to anymore.  Even the people we used to associate with we stop associating with them because we have become conscious. Before long, we are intellectual masters able to quote and paraphrase the most distinguished authors to the most secretive sources. Our family and friends are amazed at us because we seemed to be most likely to not read any books, and here we have our own library.

But, there is something that begs us to go beyond the intellectual understanding of the Spirit because there is one hurdle we have yet to cross.

What lingers in many of our mind Family is the religion we were taught as a child. This lingering ideology prevents many of us from taking that last step because the last thing we want to do is believe in a “Mystery God”.  You see, we have talked about ancestors and how our ancient ancestors worked with Spirits, but our Western social upbringing and indoctrinating religious experience prevents us taking this final step to working with our ancestors and Spirits.  The unfortunate thing is that failure to take this final step will result in you being just an intellectual bitter conscious individual. So, hopefully my experience will help you to take this step.

As most of you know, prior to accepting my calling I was homeless for a while because I was following people whom I thought was conscious and whom I thought had my best interest. I remember sleeping on a park bench at times, on the floor of peoples’ homes and in drug infested motels. I remember during those times because of my spiritual immaturity and out of sheer desperation, I decided to sell drugs but thank God, I had read Kemetic mythology.  Because after picking up the stash and heading out the door and down the street. That’s when I met my Npu (Greek Anubis) who said, “You don’t want to go down that road because if you do. It is going to take a long time to get back.”

How did I know it was Npu talking? Because Npu is the Kemetic Elleggua, who appears at the crossroad and right at the moment before s*** pops off.  If I had not listened to my Npu, there is no telling where I would be right now.  The thing is that although it took me a while to recognize who my Spirits were.  I went through this experience because I had to learn how to see the limitations of metaphysics.

Now, I know that some people will say that Npu is Hermes and that Hermes is Thoth or Djahuti (Tehuti) but I have not found this to be the case. Djahuti is a guardian spirit of wisdom. In my experience, Djahuti does not appear to you when you are in trouble.  No, you go to him when you are in trouble. Djahuti is the Kemetic Orunmila and like most sages, when he is alone. He is pondering the mysteries of the universe.

So, as to how do you know if the Spirits are real or not? Well, besides communicating to you intuitively, they also have call numerous signs that reveals that it is them. For instance, Npu’s number is 3 and one of his favorite totems are dogs.  He is the guardian of the dead, so whenever my Npu is near. I usually see the number 3, three feral dogs, or things in his colors of red/black/white (sorry I cannot show my real Npu het).

Npu (Anubis) - The Opener of the Way

Npu (Anubis) – The Opener of the Way

On a side note, Jesus ain’t never communicated to me this way.  In fact, I cannot recall having any prayers answered by Jesus, which is the reason I doubt if he is real. However, Npu and the rest of the netcharu (guardian spirits) have all shown me signs that they are near, thus they are listening and that they are real. In fact, I cannot tell you all of the ways the netcharu or netchars have made themselves known but here are few examples.

Oset’s (Greek Isis) sacred number is 7 and her colors are like turquoise or ocean blue.  Oset is like the Kemetic Yemoja but she is not the same. To me Oset navigated the sea to find the body of Osar and this is her connection to the seas. Consequently, I placed a blue and white sailboat on her het.  I remember one night I had a dream and I realized that it was Oset because she was holding a conch shell. When I purchased one of the shells and placed it on her het (spiritual house), my dreams became more lucid.

As I had mentioned in Maa Aankh, I developed a rapport with Sokar when I was unable to walk. I purchased a Lazarus statue and told him I would remove his crutches if he made me walk again, and not too long afterwards, I found myself dancing, which strengthened my legs and I haven’t had a problem since. Sokar is the Kemetic Babaluaiye, who is the Lord of Illness, and whom I found is fond of dancing. Please note that I am not telling you about something I have read or something that someone told me. This is my personal experience. Yes, if we do the etymology of the word Lazarus we find that it is a corruption of the word Osiris, but none of that helped me to walk at the time. It was by working with Sokar and realizing that Sokar helps only the strong and mature that I was healed.

Hru Aakhuti, who is the Kemetic Ogum but whom I have found to be more like the Palo Zarabanda.  Hru Aakhuti’s colors are red, purple and ocassionally green and black.  Although he is also associated with Mars and Aries.  My Hru Aakhuti is not the Kemetic spirit of war. In my experience, Set is the spirit that starts chaos, confusion and war. When Hru Aakhuti shows up, it is to bring whatever chaos that has been started to an end. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have seen Hru Aakhuti show up with a bang. Let’s just say it is enough to convince me that you want to honor him and seriously try to live righteously because he punishes whomever is wrong.

To me Maat is the netchart over the police and one day my ancestors suggested that I put some toy handcuffs on her het, which I did. Then, one night I was driving and I got stopped by the police.  The cop told me that taillights were out. When I told him that it must have just happened because I was not aware of it. The cop offered to lead me to the nearest auto store where I got a fuse. I knew that was Maat because Maat to me is the interpreter of the law at that moment. Her sacred number is the number 2. Guess how many fuses I needed? That’s right, 2. Coincidence? Maybe in the beginning but the more often these coincidences and synchronicities occur will eventually make you realize that there is something magickal to it.

There are numerous stories that I can share that I could be compiled into a Pert em Hru (Book of the Dead), like Hru descending one day and diplomatic resolving an issue between two individuals ready to fight or, many other stories.

The point is that all of these experiences convinced me that I am a powerful being and the enemy knows this but I would not have never realized my true potential if I had not been maa khru (born again Kemetically).

Therefore, the reason you have to take this step is because all of the stuff that made you conscious will also overwhelm and depress you. When you are overwhelmed and depressed, you begin to worry and therefore, not see things clearly. This is what was allegorized in the Kemetic Story of Osar as Set gouging out Hru’s eye. Hence, the reason Hru was not able to defeat Set and every battle ended in a stalemate.

The Left Eye of Ra (also called the Lunar Eye corresponds to intuition and spiritual sight, hence insight.)

The Left Eye of Ra (also called the Lunar Eye corresponds to intuition and spiritual sight, hence insight.)

The reason you have to be reborn is so that you can see things from a higher perspective and fight from a higher perspective.  The most powerful way to remove religious indoctrination is through initiation, and though you are not formally being initiated. The maa kheru process is an informal initiation that works because it presents you with Maa (Divine Truths).

For instance, I was looking at something and saw this “conscious” brother talking all of this science about religion. I mean Brah was dropping some heavy stuff but right after that I saw him taking a selfie with this half-dressed girl who was wearing a tightest skirt ever. I almost came out and blasted ole’ boy as being a hypocrite until my ancestors stopped me and made me look again.

“Aha! I see you Npu!”

I almost forgot, Npu loves women. Like I said, he stays in the mix of it all. This brother was channeling Npu, who draws your attention to simple things in order for you to focus on real issues. So this brother taking a selfie with this “sleep” female was Npu’s way of getting her and others to wake up.

There is only so far your intellect can take you. The rest of they way, you will have to follow your Osar.

Hetep





How to Develop a Maa (Holistic) Perspective

28 09 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

One of the biggest misunderstandings we hear when it comes to spirituality is that the physical world is not real. When people begin to ‘wake up’ or become conscious (enlightened), they are told that the physical world is not a real without further explanation. Some spiritual teachers actually tell their students that only the spiritual realm is real and that it exists above and beyond the physical world.

This is not true per se. This misconception and misunderstanding is due to Westerners culturally appropriating the Hindu concept “maya” without properly understanding the philosophy behind it. The term “maya” is often translated to mean “illusion,” but its literal meaning is closer to “deception.” In other words, maya is a deceptive force that deceives us into seeing that the physical world can give us everything we want, including peace, prosperity, love, wealth, power, happiness, etc.

It is not that the physical is not real.  The physical realm is very much real.  It is that the physical realm casts an illusion that it is a separate and the only reality.  It deludes us into thinking that we are trapped in this realm. For instance, if you are born into poverty, you will also be impoverished, which is an illusion.  If you are ill, you will always ill according to the physical realm, but again this is an illusion because it has been proven that most illness are psychosomatic. Most illnesses are influenced by a thoughts, actions, beliefs, etc.  When we see accidents, tragedies, etc. the physical realm makes us believe that these events just happened or all of a sudden occurred. In other words, the physical realm creates the delusion that we live in a world of happenstance because we do not see the front end of Maa.

The truth is that the physical realm is the end product or the end result of the spiritual realm. Whenever we see planned and unplanned events occur, what we are witnessing is the physical effect of a spiritual cause.  Said another way, the physical realm is a manifestation of the spiritual realm, which is the reason the spiritual realm is called on the maa aankh KAMTA (the southern region of Kemet or Upper Kemet) because it was the inundation of the Nile River in this region that flowed upward and made the northern region TASETT (the Red Lands or Lower Kemet).

Maa Aankh with Utchat

So in Kamta the physical realm is called TASETT (the Red Lands or desert) and is identified with the Kemetic/Kamitic adversary Set, the author of confusion, chaos, war, etc. because it is an energy that creates the delusions of happiness, power, prosperity, peace, etc. from physical things. Set, the foe spirit that governs this physical realm or TASETT, is the spirit of deception that causes us to be selfish, egotistical, arrogant, narcissistic, self-centered, etc.  For this reasons, we say that Set blinds us from seeing the whole as Netcher (Neter) intended.

Understand. If you think that money, sex, drugs, or any other physical thing is going to give you happiness, prosperity, peace, etc. You have been blinded by Set, as the Kemetic hero Hru was when the enemy gouged his eye. But, at the same time, if you think that you do not need the physical realm or that the spiritual realm is the only thing that is important, thus resulting in you thinking you do not need money, shelter, food, etc. Then, you are being too spiritual and not practical like Osar (Asar), which resulted in him underestimating Set and leading to an early death.

To bring Maa (Balance) into your life so that you can see with both eyes, here are several activities that you can employ:

The Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

The Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

  1. Build an ancestral altar. In the Kemetic Legend of Osar, after Oset and Nebhet collected the dismembered body parts of Osar. Everywhere they recovered a missing part they erected a shrine in Osar’s honor, which is an allusion to ancestor veneration. The reason ancestor veneration is the most widely practice tradition all over the world is because it is proof that there is a spiritual reality beyond this physical reality. The followers of Set have done a great job convincing people there is a heaven and hell but have yet to prove the existence of both. Ancestor veneration is proof that the human soul does not die.
  2. Begin to Practice Divination. True divination is not a means of foretelling the future and determining the winning numbers of Powerball. By the way, the purpose of divination is not to tell you what you should and should not do. The true purpose of divination is to show you the consequences of choices that you make. Divination provides you with the intuitive or the spiritual side of reality, which is the reason the Kemetic sages ingeniously state that after Set gouged out the young Hru’s eye. It was Djahuti who repaired his perfectly and made it whole.
  3. Rhythmic and Meditative Sounds. When I first became attracted to this way of life, I remember I was watched the movie Quilombo which inspired me to listening to the sacred songs of Cadomble. As a result, the sacred music of Candomble became a gateway that helped me to go into a meditative state. Today, I can listen to blues, gospel, traditional African, etc. and it will transport me to the spiritual realm, thus allowing me to get a Maa perspective. In order to use music as a tool, it is best that music be slow, rhythmic and preferably in another language (or no words like drumming music), so that you are not focusing on the literal meaning of the music but the rhythm. If you possible, you can also try drumming but note that it may require you to drum for several hours.
  4. Studying Metaphysics. Studying metaphysics can also lead to one expanding their awareness but it has to be combined with ritual in order to give a holistic view of reality. When metaphysics is not combined with ritual it leads to “intellectual masturbation” which results in the creation of numerous theories without any practical application. In other words, you are just talk and no action. By combining metaphysics with ritual you are able to see which theories are applicable.
  5. Studying Dreams. The language of the BA (Superconscious) and sahu (subconscious) are symbols, so when one dreams or has visions. They need to ask what does the symbol mean in order to interpret the dream. By diligently studying the symbols in one’s dreams, one is able interpret the vast symbols that exist in nature. Certain patterns such as seeing three feral dogs or encountering individuals wearing red and black, will become easily identifiable as Npu, the jackal masked spirit. Through studying dreams and symbols it becomes clear that the physical realm is a manifestation of the spiritual realm.

There are other ways to establish a Maa perspective in your life but the methods used above are the ones I have found to be the most useful in my development. One thing that must be understood, is that every method does not work the same for everyone. Some people may be more clairvoyant, clairsentience, clairaudience and/or claircognizance. It is rare that one individual will have all of these traits but understand that these are all signs that one eye is being repaired.

Hetep





Five Steps Those on the Shamanic Path Follow

25 09 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

I have received some emails from family asking what are some basic things that we can to do.

Well, according to the maa aankh cosmogram, the human Ab soul is like the sun, which means by Divine design, it is natural for us to grow spiritually. In other words, what this means is that regardless of who you are, where you come from or what you believe, we all essentially want the same thing, which is to live a better life than our predecessors. However, in order for us to occur we must grow spiritually and our soul must evolve, which means we must have a spiritual death. A spiritual death occurs when we find ourselves in a crossroad situation and realize that our old ways of thinking, acting and behaving will not solve the dilemma we find ourselves in.  It is at this moment we must choose to either do what is easy and follow our habitual way of thinking, acting and behaving.  Or, choose to do what is right by learning new ways of acting, behaving and thinking. When we choose to do what is right over what is easy, we choose to follow the righteous path and this is when spiritual evolution occurs, hence the saying ‘the righteous will not die but will be reborn.’

Spiritual rebirth can occur in many ways and the road to enlightenment can take on many paths, because enlightenment consist of a change in consciousness from a selfish and egotistical being to that of an inclusive Divine being. The path presented here is referred to as the shamanic path.

The shamanic path is based upon the theory that since our Creator is Perfect in every way, we essentially are perfect also.  In fact, it can be said that we are actually gods and goddesses having a human experience but due to us living in the land of the living (TASETT).  We have acquired spiritual impurities like fear, inhibitions, egotism, selfishness, etc., that prevent us from living as the enlightened beings that our Perfect Creator created us to be. Consequently, every hardship, problem, obstacles, etc. is a Divine design to purify our Ab soul so that we can return back to our divine state of being.  Therefore, whenever we experience a physical obstacle such as an illness, an impoverished situation, accident, etc. that we find is physically impossible to solve.  It is an opportunity for us to develop spiritually by leaving this physical dimension and appealing to the spiritual realm, which is where our help comes from.

The following is a list of things that those on the shamanic path of spiritual enlightenment practice daily:

  1. Take Responsibility for Everything Wrong In Your Life. This does not mean that every problem that occurred in your life is your fault. Most of the problems that we have in our life are due to the influences that surrounded us during our childhood. Therefore, it is impossible to take blame for something someone else had done but when you refuse to take responsibility for the problems. It forces you to seek help from external sources instead of appealing to the spiritual realm within. By taking responsibility for everything wrong in your life, you force yourself to spiritually evolve.
  2. You Welcome Crossroad Situations. We live in a spiritually ignorant society that encourages us to avoid all problems at all costs. Consequently, a growing number of people lack tenacity, grit and power because they run from their problems. Spiritual strength like physical strength comes from exercising ones spiritual muscles. Therefore, those who are in crossroad situations do not run from them but embrace them by seeking out what is the righteous thing to do. Understanding that their decision to live righteous will yield a spiritual greater reward.
  3. Converse with Their Spirits Daily. When it is understood that this physical realm – TASETT – is limited and is full of illusions of wealth, power, peace, etc., like the mirages that appear in the desert. In other words, although the physical realm is important, it cannot give us eternal wealth, peace, power, happiness, health, etc. The solution to every problem we have exists in the spiritual realm or KAMTA. Therefore, those on shamanic path communicate with their ancestors and other spirits (via dreams, divination, trance, etc.) regularly because they have an interests in human affairs and can provide us with insight beyond our physical sight.
  4. Help Themselves by Helping Others. One of the benefits of embarking upon the shamanic path is that when you focus on helping others, you help yourself and vice versa. When you help someone to improve their life, it increases your personal ra (spiritual power). The more ra you acquire the more power you have to make changes in your life and perform magick or what the unenlightened refer to as miracles.
  5. Live in the Now. Those on the shamanic path of spiritual enlightenment know that every day brings on new challenges and new experiences. Therefore, there are things that were done yesterday, which may not be appropriate for today. Because we cannot change the past, those following this path are humble and eagerly apologize for the mistakes they have made. They recognize that destructive and negative habits they and anyone for that matter have committed, are the result of lack of self-knowledge. So, since they cannot change the past, they focus their attention on making changes in the present to ensure a better tomorrow.

Since enlightenment does not occur overnight and is a lifetime process, instead of focusing on enlightenment, those on the shamanic path focus instead on living, understanding that life itself is a spiritual process. Therefore, every day we implement these five steps in order to improve our life and improve the lives of others.





The Reason You Are Discouraged from Practicing True Kemetic Spirituality

25 09 2017

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family

Have you ever wondered why filmmakers continue to make ridiculous sci-fi horror movies like X-Men Apocalypse, The Mummy and other films about the Kemetic/Kamitic (Ancient Africans of the Nile Valley) suggesting that they worshipped idols, glorified the dead and/or were fascinated with the end of the world?  I mean have you ever thought about how Kemet was the greatest civilization in the ancient world, yet Western religion and filmmakers tell us that these ancient people who lived for thousands of years and taught the Western fathers of thought, did not know there was a Supreme Being and they worshipped the dead? That’s ridiculous and does not make sense does it?

When we really study ancient world history we find that Kemet/Kamit is considered the greatest civilization that existed because it was the longest standing African society and the most influential culture in the history of the world. For generations Kemet has inspired millions of people from all over the world because just a glimpse at any of the Kemetic artifacts has the ability to strike awe. As a result, since Kemetic spirituality permeated every aspect of the Kemetic reality, Western scholars from all over the planet have tried to understand the spirituality of the Kemeic people, in order to better comprehend how this culture that gave the world philosophy, mathematics, science, engineering, medicine, etc. with such limited technology. Western scholars have speculated and created numerous ridiculous theories, from an alien culture descending from Eurasia into Africa, and creating the Kemetic culture then mysteriously disappearing, to alien race of beings descending from space and flying away in their UFOs.

But, the truth about Kemetic/Kamitic spirituality have never been hidden or a secret as Western scholars proclaim.  Think about it. The same people that have blatantly copied everything that they could from the Kemetic society does not understand what the basis of Kemetic/Kamitic spirituality.  No. Westerners have known for years what Kemetic/Kamitic spirituality was all about. They just refuse to publicize.

Westerners first learned about Kemetic/Kamitic spirituality when Howard Carter began investigating the tomb of King Tutankhamen.  It was at that moment Westerners learned that the deceased king was given food, drinks, building tools, sculptures, boats, weapons and everything that he needed.  The truth that Westerners refuse to publicize is that the human soul cannot die.

Consequently, to ensure that this spiritual truth is never realized by the greater majority, Westerners continue to propagate the myth the Kemetic/Kamitic people (and their Sub-Saharan African descendants) worship idols and the dead.

Why do Western scholars refuse to publicize that the basis of the Kemetic spirituality is that the human soul cannot die?

Because it is a direct contradiction to Western religious belief that there is only one individual who has survived death. When in truth, we all survive death. In other words, the Supreme Being does not have one son and does not favor one particular group of people. We are all Children of the Divine because we are all gods and goddesses having a human experience.  Westerners know that if people accept this concept, then people would cease relinquishing their power to external forces and instead take responsibility for their lives and salvation.

Once it is understood that it is a myth that God has an “only begotten son” and that it is a myth that this figure called Jesus is the only being to descend into hell and ascend to heaven, thus giving him the power to cast people into heaven or hell. Instead accepted that we are all the Divine’s “begotten sons and daughters,”  which means that just like the Divine cannot die the immortal part of our being (our Ab/human soul) cannot die.   Then, verify this theory by communicating with our ancestors via dreams and divination, that the human soul does not die.

Then the greatest fear that Western religion holds over us would cease and we will cease to fear death.

Therefore, the reason you are discouraged from truly practicing Kemetic/Kamitic spirituality is to prevent you from taking control of your life. However, once you realize that you cannot die, you lose your fear and will courageously accept any challenge knowing that in the end, you are destined to win. In other words, once you drop your religion, you will find God.

Hetep.