5 Steps to Get Through Any Spiritual Storm

19 08 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

In this post I am continuing to give a little insight to help those on the path because a lot of people do not talk about lows to spiritual development.  We always hear people talk about how Jesus got them through some ordeal but rarely do Kemetic people give a testimony of how they overcame an issue, which 1) gives a false impression that this path is a piece of cake, and. 2) Makes one feel who is going through an ordeal that they are weak if they are falter in any way because they are not being perfect.

So, I am here to let you know that spiritual development like any other discipline has its highs and lows. We are all here because we are trying to perfect ourselves and according to the Maa Aankh.  When we begin to experience gross losses, setbacks, lawsuits, relationship ills, problems, grave misfortunes, tragedies, unexplainable illnesses, financial woes, etc. It is an omen from the Universe that we have reached the Ra moment and that our Sun has begun to set, thus moving to the Ra Atum (Death) moment.

Maa Aankh with Utchat

Although Set is the lord of chaos, confusion, calamity, storms, etc. and the ruler of TASETT (the physical realm, hence the name TA Sett), it is this particular quarter (Ra to Ra Atum) of the Maa Aankh that we see Set in his rawest form.

Courtesy of R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz who gives a different version of this passage, stating “At about noon [Ra moment], the barque of Re-Horakhty reaches the summit of a mountain where a serpent 50 cubits (26 meters) in length is found whose foremost 3 cubits are of silex. This serpent swallows in one gulp part of the stream. Seth, at the front of the boat, ‘directs his lance of fire against him, and causes him to cough up all that he had swallowed.'(_Book of the Dead_, Chapter 108, quoted in _Symbol and the Symbolic_, page 81.

But do not be discouraged. You must remember that our Creator is Perfect so there is no such thing as good versus evil. There is only planned and unplanned, which means that our Creator created Set for specific purpose and that is to be our greatest adversary. Set witnessed our birth and he created the resistance in the birth canal that we fought against to physically survive.  He created all of the opposition that exists in our life and here is just another test to prove to ourselves that we are who we say we are, a GOD/GODDESS.

Remember, you are a god/goddess and you chose to incarnate to this physical plane we call TASETT (the Red Lands). This is TASETT and it is ruled by Set meaning it is not supposed to be fair, just, equitable or equal. It is supposed to be a bad experience so that we are inspired to return home (the realm of the gods/goddesses – Amenta, which is deep within KAMTA).

Understand. You chose to be here and you chose all of your experiences that are experiencing, both the good and the bad because you came here to master your divinity, which is your ultimate objective. You may not remember making these choices because you were born to a family and grew up with friends in a community supported by a society that discourages spiritual culture.  But both Osar (Asar, Osiris, Higher Self) and Set (lower self) remember the oath you made prior to being born and they are committed to helping you fulfill your destiny.

Your Osar is committed to being a silent voice until you decide for your Osar to take a more prominent lead in your life, and your Set is committed to creating as many obstacles in your life to force you to resurrect your Osar. In other words, Set (the spiritual storms) exist to make us stronger and to help you to make through his storm, here are five suggestions that will help you:

  1. Get a journal and journalize your experience. Write down everything that is occurring. The purpose of this exercise is to help you to clear your mind.
  2. Ask yourself why is this experience occurring in your life right now?  Typically whenever something unplanned or negative occurs, we tend to point the finger at what others have done. This question is meant to hep us take responsibility of our own actions, behaviors and ultimately our life.
  3. Stick to one spiritual practice that will bring you solace.  If meditating works for you, then meditate. If prayer works for you, then just pray.  If doing one particular ritual works for you, then do that one particular ritual. Remember, there is no right or wrong because it all occurs within our mind.  Sometimes, when I am going through a storm the last thing i want to do is do any altar work so I work with my spirits mentally.
  4. Do the opposite of what you feel. When you are in the storm a lot of times your feelings will betray you because you are prone to reacting from a subconscious (sahu) level. This is the moment you should do the opposite of what you normally do. For instance, if you are in the habit of going at it alone, it may to your advantage to get with a group and vice versa.
  5. Finally, focus your attention on helping others. I know that sounds odd, but our Osar is a universal cooperative force that usually comes to the forefront whenever we are in a peaceful mind state. If you are worried about how something is going to work out, how are you going to get some money, how anything, your Osar will stay in the deep recesses of your mind because you are trying to solve the problem based upon your understanding, and not relinquishing power to infinite your Higher Self or Osar. This mental switch of relinquishing control or submitting is hard for many of us and gets easier with practice, but the simplest way for newcomers to make this switch is by focusing on helping others. For instance, volunteer to help someone free of charge. Leave some money anonymously at an aisle in a grocery store for someone. Remember, you are not trying to boost your ego, you are trying to boost your Higher Self and these are all activities that strengthen your BA (Higher Self) and weaken the influence of your sahu (lower self/ego).

Now, to get a little more real, the reason your Set is here testing you in the first place and at this exact moment is because you have some spiritual impurities that need to be burned out of your system, and this is the tempering process to do it.   The cooling part comes afterwards, so stay strong because it  is during the Ra Atum and Amun Ra moment that your spiritual guides will come to your aide. For instance, you may have some complete strangers talk to you out of the blue and give you great insight and/or gifts like money. This is where you will experience the unlimited power of KAMTA. The only way for you to know this realm is by witnessing it and this is why you are going through the storm. So, don’t fear and don’t fret, the storm never last.

Prepare yourself knowing that you will be stronger and wiser in the end.

Hetepu.





Why We Love Amun Ra?

18 08 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

In a previous post I mentioned that Akhenaten was not a Kemetic hero and how although archeologists and historians hold this heretic king in high regards because he tried to convert the Kemetic people to his own-self tailored religion (Atenism).  It was because of the valiant efforts of the faithful adherents of the Amun Ra tradition, that Kemet was rescued from the jaws of death and return her once more to a state of glory.

If you don’t know about Amun Ra you would assume that the reason the Kemetic people returned to this spiritual path is because they simply like worshipping idols and living a polytheistic life versus Akhenaten’s monotheistic peace-one-god fearing – religion.  Don’t be fooled Family. All of the monotheistic “I come in peace” religions have brought nothing but demise, which is the reason the world is in the current spiritual state today. So, what was so special about the Amun Ra tradition? Why is it, thousands of years later people are still attracted to the Amun Ra path?  Why is it despite the demonization from the western academic community, western religious groups, not to mention the gross film industry that portrays the Kemetic people as non-black-Africans and ETs, people are still attracted to this ancient path.  What is it that is so great about the Amun Ra tradition?

Well, to understand this we must do two things:

First, realize that although archeologists and historians claim that the Kemetic people left no explanatory texts regarding the Amun Ra tradition, the remnant of the Amun Ra tradition have been found throughout Central and West Africa.

Second, we must realize that the Kemetic people did not worship gods and goddesses, but that these so-called deities are concepts used to describe an abstract quality that exists in the Universe and within our being. For instance, Osar (Osiris) is not a physical god of the underworld but symbolizes the Higher Self. Set is not some evil god of chaos but symbolizes our lower self – in particular our ego who is the culprit of most of the problems in our life. Failure to see these “gods/goddesses” as concepts within Nature and within our being will prevent you from growing spiritually because you are unable to see the correspondence between you and other living things. In other words, you see yourself as separate from everything, thus making you more competitive (aggressive) and less cooperative (interdependent).

This allows us to see a direct cultural link between the Kemetic people and traditional societies.  I found through my personal research a cultural connection between the Kemetic people and the Bantu-Kongo people of Central Africa. By making one-to-one correspondence between the Kemetic and ancient Bantu-Kongo philosophy.  I discovered the Maa Aankh, which indicates that we live in a dualistic world that is governed by Maa.

This means in a nutshell that what goes up must come down, for every right there is a left, for every cause, there is an effect.  This constant flux is what I refer to as the Shu (Kemetic Yang) and Tefnut (Kemetic Yin) of life and we can say that it manifests itself as stress and rest.  Therefore, contrary to western thinking, life is not black and white. Nature is not totally competitive, but it balances itself by having a cooperative aspect. This is the reason lions and other predators do not hunt 24/7.  We must understand that between white and black that there are a lot of shades of grey.  This means everything in life has levels.

Maa Aankh with Utchat

Stress, for the record is not bad. Stress is nothing more than resistance and it is needed to help build strong muscles, which is necessary to lift weights and heavy objects. However, too much stress can cause a problem because without proper and adequate rest our muscles can be overextended and can never recuperate. If we understand that Rest/Stress are two-sides of the same coin.  For our purposes, the Rest side is symbolized as KAMTA and the Stress side is symbolized as TASETT. This means there are four probabilities in regards to mental states. Therefore:

  • We have excessive rest, which is symbolized by the Amun Ra mental state.
  • Average rest which is symbolized by the Khepera mental state.
  • Average stress which is symbolized by the Ra mental state, and.
  • Excessive stress, which is symbolized by the Ra Atum mental state.

Let’s see some working examples.

 

The Amun Ra Modality of Daily Living (Excessive Rest)

One day we feel as if we are on top of the world. Everything is going fine. We are meditating, doing rituals, studying, etc. on a regular basis. We got money in our pockets and the bills are paid. There are no worries.  No drama, which means we are at the Amun Ra mental state or what many call Nirvana or Namaste (Notice the serene look that appears on all ancient Amun Ra statues and icons). It should be noted that the reason this state is so blissful is because our awareness is internalized, hence the Sun is within KAMTA.

The Khepera Modality of Daily Living (Average Rest)

It would be great for us all to live in this mental state all the time, which is the reason so many meditation teachers spend lifetimes trying to master it, but we are thrown out of this state of bliss the more stress we become or the more we externalize our awareness.  Hence, our Sun is at the Khepera moment meaning we are more on the edge of KAMTA, then TASETT.

Babies are the only human beings on the planet that are naturally close to this mental state because babies have little to no concerns or worries in the world. However, infants do worry about when they are going to receive their next feeding and this is what throws them out of the Amun Ra mental state.  This is because any time we think about our basic survival needs like food, shelter, etc. Our awareness is externalized. There are only a few people in our world who are able to walk around with a smile on their face and live totally worry free knowing all of their concerns will be addressed.

Although it would be great to live a life in bliss by walking around in Amun Ra, for most of us it is just not practical. So most of us are drawn to the Khepera mental state because we are concerned about our survival, the survival of our loved ones, etc. This naturally makes us think about out our basic survival needs like food, shelter, etc.  At this mental state, most of us are able to easily retreat back to Amun Ra when things go awry. The reason most people attend church or any other religious service regularly is because the religious service is able to assist them in returning mentally to the Amun Ra mental state, which is the mindset that everything is working according to plan.  Some other activities that help us to return to the Amun Ra mental state from the Khepera moment are daily, weekly and monthly rituals; meditation and meditative exercises, which means that the reason the Kemetic people favored the Amun Ra path over Atenism is because they had tools (icons) to assist them in returning their awareness inward.

The Ra Modality of Daily Living (Average Stress) 

However, most of do not live our day-to-day life in the Khepera mental state. The society we live in forces most of us to live at the Ra mental state where we must compete and fight for everything that we want and need.  Here most of are in a competitive mind state and we fight everything.  Notice that the Ra moment is opposite of the Amun Ra moment, which means we have transitioned from the mind state of thinking our concerns will be care for to we must take of our concerns ourselves because our awareness is totally externalized. This also means that since our awareness is very externalized, it requires a lot of effort to return to our natural Amun Ra state, which is the reason many opt for the use of temporary fixes like alcohol, drugs, sex, etc.  I hope you are seeing the pattern, which is that the more externalized our awareness is the harder it is for us return to our divine state of being and the more we identify with our external environment.

The Ra Atum Modality of Daily Living (Excessive Stress) 

It should be noted that the Ra moment is a very volatile mind state because too much stress leads to Ra Atum.  So, the Ra moment signifies the start of the downwind in our life.  This is when everything (it seems) starts going awry and we have major obstacles, obstructions, problems, major setbacks, etc. occur but, this is all due to us externalizing everything.  It is important to understand that excessive stress is symbolized as Ra Atum and it signifies a drastic need for change in one’s current actions, activities and behaviors, etc. or else death.

Therefore, from a contemporary perspective we see that although King Akhenaten may not have planned for it, his Atenism religion was racing Kemet towards the Ra Atum moment or the moment of death.  This is the reason the Kemetic people returned to the Amun Ra path and Kemet was saved because it was our initial Divine mind state.

We can use the Maa Aankh in our life to see where our current actions and behaviors are leading us today and return to our initial Divine mind state as well.  For instance, if you feel as if you are on top of the world. You are feeling lucky and blessed, you are most likely around the Khepera and Amun Ra moment.  You would do well to try to maintain this mental state by balancing your awareness so that it does not become to externalized, hence having one foot in the KAMTA (spiritual realm) and TASETT (physical realm).

Maa Aankh with Utchat

However, if you are experiencing some major obstructions, (e.g. the loss of a family member, health issues, etc.) this is a sign that you may be at the Ra moment and your life has taken a turn towards Ra Atum. Remember, death does not necessarily mean the end or final act but simply indicates a grave situation due to excess and extreme externalization of our awareness where you are more in TASETT than KAMTA. You are reminded that you simply need to draw your awareness (Sun) back within.

We love Amun Ra because we love basting in the power and peace of our initial Divine consciousness.

Hetepu.