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.

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What is the Kamitic/Kemetic Way of Life?

28 05 2010

Hetepu (Peace) Family.

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I have answered this question numerous times. In the beginning, I use to give a real lengthy discourse, but I am older and much wiser, and I hope this short post answers the question for you.  Now, there is a lot that has been written about the Kamitic/Kemetic Way of Life because the Kamitic/Kemetic people and their society mean a lot of things to different people. The Kamitic/Kemetic Way of Life to me is based upon my early experiences.

You see, when I first began learning about Kamit/Kemet, I am not going to lie; I was amazed and just fascinated by all of the metaphysical principles. So much so, that I really tried to apply them to my life. What ended up happening was that I found myself participating in various study groups and attending numerous lectures where I saw the same people all the time. At the same time because my ideas and beliefs were considered so radical from my family and peers, I was somewhat ostracized. Things got a whole lot worse before they got better, but to make a long story short, looking back at all that I experienced I basically was a “metaphysical/spiritual groupie”.

The Aakhut or Right Utchat
(The Solar Eye – corresponds to the factual, logical, and rational information)

For the longest time I couldn’t understand what was going wrong. I mean I read, studied my lessons, and I tried as best I could to eat right, but I just was not growing.  I felt spiritually impotent even though my personal library consisted of over 250 books at such a young age.

Red Deshret Crown

Red Deshret Crown

I didn’t know it at the time but the reason I was not growing was because I just had like Hru, the red Deshret crown. This crown corresponds to TASETT the Red Lands, which symbolizes the physical realm and lower self. It also corresponds to the Right Solar Eye, which is based solely upon what we have learned from our family, friends (and enemies), community, etc. All of our factual information and everything we have learned about our environment, including our beliefs and ideas are associated with this crown.

TASETT - The Red Lands. Literally also known as the desert region of Lower Kamit or Egypt. Metaphorically, it symbolizes our Lower Self.

TASETT – The Red Lands. Literally also known as the desert region of Lower Kamit or Egypt. Metaphorically, it symbolizes our Lower Self.

Then that’s when I met my padrino (spiritual godfather), an old black Cuban man who taught me a lot of wonderful things and helped me to understand our cultural heritage by introducing me African cosmology. Papa was an Omo Ellegua (Child of the orisha/guardian angel Ellegua), so it made sense that he magically would appear in my life like Shug Avery appeared to Celie in The Color Purple. There were a lot of things that Papa taught me but when he learned that I was reading and studying about the Kamitic/Kemetic tradition and trying to implement it into my life.  Boy he scolded me big time (laugh) and told me that it was silly to try and replicate what was done thousands of years ago, because what the Ancient Egyptians faced back then is completely different from the issues we have today. He told me instead that I should focus upon understanding the concepts and principles because the concepts and principles have a common ancestry. Then shortly after that, like Shug he disappeared only to briefly reappear to check on my progress, similar to the Kamitic/Kemetic Npu, Ellegua guides the dead because I was truly lost.

Npu Statue

At the time I didn’t really understand what Papa meant by what he had said but as the years went by it began to make more and more sense. It was like learning to speak Latin, it is a great language for referencing purposes but no one speaks Latin because it is for the most part a dead-language. Basically, everything that I had read and learned about the Kamitic/Kemetic way was good but it gave me only a one-sided perspective, a real linear, black-white viewpoint (un-holistic). This is why in the Story of Osar, Set is said to have gouged out Hru’s eye, meaning he gave Hru a limited view of things. Well, when I finally began to follow Papa’s advice, that’s when I began to get the white Hedjet crown in regards to spirituality.

White Hedjet Crown

White Hedjet Crown

The white Hedjet crown corresponds to KAMTA, the Black Lands, which symbolizes the spiritual realm and our higher self.

KAMTA - The Black Lands. Literally also known as the fertile region of Upper Kamit in the southern part of the country. Metaphorically, it symbolizes our Higher Self.

KAMTA – The Black Lands. Literally also known as the fertile region of Upper Kamit in the southern part of the country. Metaphorically, it symbolizes our Higher Self.

The spiritual realm is accessible through nonphysical or spiritual means such as by using our intuition represented as the Left Utchat or the Lunar Eye.

The Aabit or Left Utchat
(The Lunar Eye – corresponds to abstract ideas, faith, intuition, ancestors, etc.)

 This is when I got a better view, a holistic view because I was introduced to my ancestors.  

The Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

The Eyes of Ra (Provide a Holistic Perspective)

It was through my ancestors in regards to this subject matter that I acquired the double white and red Pschent crown,
which symbolizes the union of both the physical and spiritual realities, holistic view and the uniting of the higher and lower selves.

The Double Pschent Crown

The Double Pschent Crown

And, it was through my ancestors that I discovered the Maa Aankh, which helped me to realize that life is all about cycles.
We succeed, evolve and grow when we make a complete 360 degree revolution around the spiritual and physical realms like the sun.

Maa Aankh

So, what is the Kamitic/Kemetic Way of Life About?

It is about surrendering your will to your Higher Self or Spirit within so that it can lead and help you to enjoy life. Period. 

For more information see – MAA AAANKH: Finding God the Afro-American Spiritual Way,
by Honoring the Ancestors and Guardian Spirits by Derric Moore. Order directly at 1 SoL Alliance

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