You Cannot Offend God…Com’on Grow Up

8 06 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know back in the day there was this real popular church musical that my Mom and I remember all of her friends wanted to see called Your Arms Too Short to Box With God. The title was catchy and I remember people going nuts trying to see this sold out musical.  But it conveyed a message that sticks with many of us today despite not actively participating in the church.

The message is that somehow we think we can offend the Supreme Being.

I mean, I have come across people alleging to be “woke” and reciting the 42 Laws of Maat (the 42 Declarations of Maat) all because they do not want to offend the Creator, which is just baffling to me.

Look, it is real simple.

If God is omnipotent, omniscient and so awesome as most people say God is.  Why is it that people think that they can offend God? I mean if we could offend God by saying a cuss word, lying, being dishonest, etc. What does that say about our god who is so easily offended, yet is supposed to know everything including our weaknesses?  If you don’t want to say it because your Set (ego) has you scared and shook, then I will say it for you. If our God is so easily offended then it means that our God is WEAK!

There. I said it. I know, I am going to get struck down by lightning by God, but sorry it is actually Zeus who strikes human beings down with lightning because he is easily offended.  Not our Perfect Creator, Nebertchar or Nzambi Mpungo.

If we really knew who God was we would understand that God is too abstract and incomprehensible for us to understand. This means that God does not discriminate and does not have any likes and dislikes. God also does not give a damn about good and evil or right and wrong because if God did the same air that fills our lungs would not have filled Hitler and every other monstrous person that has and is walking the planet.

Think about that for a minute.  God gives the breath of life to both allies and foes alike, so God does not play or pick sides. God does not favor the spider or the fly. They are all insignificant to Our Creator.

So you know that this means?

It means that human beings are like ants to God, which means God is basically a “kind” version of an antbully.

In other words, God does not really give a damn what is going on in our life, no more than you would give a damn about the life of ants and the predators that ants have to deal with. Think about that.

This means one thing. If you are going through some hell, you better tap into the Divine Power that God instilled within you because if you cry out “God save me.”  God is most likely going to respond back and say,”Save yourself.”

If you are dealing with some type of indigenous spirituality God might even add, “I gave you got Ancestors, Spirit Guides, Guardian Spirits and divination.”

Kemetic spirituality is not about being in another religion. It is about learning how to save yourself by mastering universal principles such as the Seven Codes of Maa. We cannot offend the Supreme Being. We can only offend one another. Its time to abandon these childish, fanatical, spiritually immature religious belief of the Children of God, and step into our big boy and girls underoos (underwear) and become Adults of God or simply put just Gods and Goddesses.

Hetepu

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I AM A GOD/GODDESS! What are You?

7 06 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

You know what? When it comes down to understanding our history, finances, relationships and spirituality, I have concluded that there are a lot of distractions that exist in our community, because we still do not truly know our self and we do not understand the enemy.  As a result, many of us are walking around like the emperor wearing new clothes and do not realize we are butt ass naked (powerless).

I have talked to people from all over who tell me how they detest Christianity and/or Islam but when I ask them what are they doing in place of those religions. They either tell me nothing or they list all these books that they have read and are collecting dust in their library. They fail to understand that both Christianity and Islam were social control tools used to make us feel good but not empower us. Because most people do not understand this, they replace the religious motifs with another form of feel good, so instead of religion. They use the number of books they have read, their new adopted and adapted diet, their attire, natural hairstyles, etc., as replacements for their birth religion to make them feel good and standards to fellowship with.

So, now instead of us turning our nose up against someone because they are not Baptist, Apostolic, COGIC, Jehovah Witness, Shiite, Sufi, or whatever the “true” is, etc. We now turn our nose up because someone is not vegetarian/vegan, they are not as read in the same number of books, they don’t go to this lecture, they don’t follow this “conscious” social media personality, they don’t see or believe how we see or believe, etc.  This type of foolishness persists because we do not truly understand what it means to be conscious and how it relates to spiritual development. Consequently, we have been deluded into believing that power is based upon what we believe and feel.

We must remember that we have three parts to our being and they are our BA (Superconscious), sahu (subconscious) and Ab (conscious).

The Ba is the Divine Spark, the divine part or the omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient part of our being that give us access to unlimited knowledge and power. The Ab is our conscious mind, spiritual heart or soul, that gives us the ability to make choices and decisions. While the sahu is the animal part or the emotional part of our being that governs our personal memories. Therefore, everything that deals with likes, dislikes, or better yet pleasure and displeasure are all based upon our sahu.

This society focuses on keeping us distracted by catering to our sahu or ego, which is personified as Set.

Set you will recall in the lord of chaos, confusion, disunity and war.  The reason so much emphasis is placed on the latest movie like the Black Panther or Infinity Wars film, the national anthem, protest, celebrity gossip and drama, etc. is to keep us feeling good and having a feeling of hope or having power yet dis-empowering us at the same time by discouraging us from going within.

True power comes from the BA personified as Osar (Asar, Ausar, Osiris) and it is based upon what we know, not what we believe or how we feel, which means we are impressing it on to our Ab (spiritual heart/soul).

When you KNOW something, do you need someone to confirm or verify what you know? No. For instance, if you decide that you are going out and you put on some nice threads, spray on your fragrances and then, look in the mirror. When you see yourself, you KNOW you look good just like you KNOW your name and you command the night and how events are going to play out. You don’t feel or believe you look good. You know you look good because it is in your heart or Ab.

When you believe or feel, it is in your sahu, which means it is subject to change based upon what someone says in social media, based upon some news report, based upon you seeing a heading of a tabloid while in the grocery store, etc. When you feel and/or believe you look for confirmation and verification from others, which in turn becomes acceptance. So, while you are looking in a book or trying to find someone who believes and feels the same way you do about a subject. You giving them your power because you value their beliefs, opinions, etc. more so than your own BA or Osar speaking from within you. For instance, your BA or Osar tells you that you can do anything you put your mind to, but your secretly jealous friend tells you that they think you cannot because you don’t look a certain way, don’t have credentials, wasn’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth, grew up in the right or wrong neighborhood, or that you need some “white savior” like the cia guy who was brought in to Wakanda because you cannot do it yourself. (Interesting that in all this celebration of an African culture displayed in Black Panther, no one brought out an oracle, which is a very important element in traditional African belief.  They never really showed any African oracles because if they had, the oracle. which is based upon “knowing” would have been against bringing in foreign influence. They intentionally left this part of traditional African our because the filmmakers want people to rely upon the feelings of their sahu.)

The point is that your sahu is fickle, impressionable and very easy to sway, which is the reason you cannot trust and depend upon how you believe or feel to make decisions and must learn how to control it. History is full of examples of people who followed how they felt according to their sahu and suffered terrible losses. For instance, how many relationships do you know of that failed because the people were supposedly “in love”? How many fights were lost because people believed or felt they were right (sahu) instead of knowing (BA) they were right?  How many people have lost their lives because they followed some cult of personality?

Do you see the difference between believing/feeling and knowing? In fact, as a sidebar, the main reason we have incarnated to this planet is to impress what we know onto our Ab (spiritual hear/soul).  You see, there are a lot of people who believe we are gods and goddesses but do we know it? Do we know we are a god and goddess when we do not have any books, family, friends, associates, etc.? Can you stand alone and say based upon what you know that you are god or goddess? Most of us cannot, so that’s why we are here.  We are going through all of this crap so that the same way we look at ourselves in the mirror and say, “Damn. I look good!” We can say with full confidence, “Damn. I am a GOD/GODDESS!”

Now, don’t get me wrong. It is great to have read all these books and associate yourself with this group and that group based upon common interest, but don’t get it twisted into believing this is power. A lot of these things are used to entertain our sahu (ego) but if you are serious about your spiritual development.  You must learn to stand alone based upon what you KNOW (not what you believe and feel).  Knowing is POWER and the only thing the enemy respects is power.

Understand, there are different types of power that exists and they are economic power, military power and spiritual power.

So, let’s get real.

Since we live in a society that has programmed us to be consumers (and not producers or owners), we cannot rely upon this enemy respecting our economic power. Unless we have a country with a fully functional military, who gives a damn if you call yourself part of this nation or that nation. It is all,” I have a dream”, “Keep hope alive”, “Yes We Can”, “Wakanda!”, etc.  feel good crap that boosts your sahu or Set, that the enemy does not care, fear or respect.

The only power that we have accessible to us right now is our spirituality, which is our technology based upon the understanding of the BA. The enemy is desperately trying their best to understand how to tap into it because it is finally dawning on them that their way of life is coming to end.  The reason this society is going to kaput is because they backed the wrong horse or the wrong part of the mind – the sahu. Meanwhile, our Nilotic and Sub-Saharan Ancestors have created and developed an entire culture and spiritual traditions on how to work with the BA. The reason westerners discourage us from working with our BA using silly horror and science fiction movies is so that they can capitalize and monopolize it, which will (like everything else they have touched) bastardize it.

Family.  We must understand that a lot of these concepts that we hold dear appeal to our sahu or Set and they only make us feel good and nothing else.  Anything that is based upon what we feel or believe and not upon what we KNOW will only dis-empower us. The “enemy” does not give a damn about how many books you have read, how you eat, what you wear, believe, etc. because none of it is true power.

“he” (intentionally lower cased) only respects and fears the power of your mind. The more you cling to these superficial things (books, groups, interest groups, theories, etc.) the more it empowers the enemy to have sway over you. The more you see these things as tools and instead focus on the power within, the less you empower this system and empower yourself.

The way you do this is by practicing working with your BA and learning how to trust your intuition. Stop looking for approval from everyone else who are simply running around with a bunch of theories they have read from someone else. Trust your Osar and learn how to follow it. Test every idea that comes to mind to determine your own truth, your own maa. Live your own truth and stop following everyone else’s.

Maa-The Path of the Feather

Maa-The Path of the Feather

It is not meant for everyone to do the same thing.  Whatever intuitive thoughts come to your mind, came for a reason and it is up to you to discover why. You were not created so that you do what everyone else does. You were created to think outside the box, so think outside the box because this is what is going to change the world.

Hetepu.





How to Save Yourself through the Power of Knowledge of Self (K.O.S.)

22 05 2018

Hetepu (Peace & Blessings) Family.

I just finished a disturbing conversation with someone whom I thought was aware. As I listened to this individual “talk-the-talk,” you know that “Hotep. I am Woke. We got to do this for babies. I am not African American I am Afrakan, etc.”   I began to see through this individual’s armor.  Spirit began revealing to me that this individual ain’t about nothing but is caught up in the fad of being conscious. So, I let this individual just babble because they were somewhat entertaining but when the moment came, I asked, “So you work with your ancestors?”

Their response was, “Oh yeah! The ancestors are with me. They are going to help us win against the MAN.”

“No. Do you have an ancestor shrine and work with your ancestors?” I asked.

“Nah Brother, that’s some ole primitive Afrikan stuff. I don’t mess with that because it doesn’t work. It is all superstitious anyway.”

Another example of someone playing conscious or what I call conplay. You know it is like cosplay but they are playing to be conscious.

From the film I’m Going to Get You Sucka!

I don’t know where or how the idea came about that consciousness or “woke” (as people like to call it) refers to how many dashikis you adorn, how natural your hair is, your diet, etc.  Or, for that matter, how many books you have read. I mean if you have read a lot of books, all this means is that and I quote, “YOU READ A LOT OF BOOKS.”

I used to be the same way.  I used to step into a cipher and spit all of this information about all the books I had read but after the cipher ended. I was still financially broke. At the time I was still lonely. I was not successful because I was torn between pursuing a college degree/career/working for the man and self-employment as a starving artist selling artwork, tee-shirts and incense.  But, I claimed to be “conscious” and considered others who had stopped eating pork or became a vegetarian/vegan and knew about history “conscious” as well. But, I was not conscious and these individuals I rolled with were not conscious either. We were all informed meaning we read a lot of books and therefore, had a lot of information.

We are told that conscious means to be “aware” or “awake” from a metaphorical sleep. This means that if someone is sleep they are walking around in a daze as if they are on autopilot. For instance, my morning routine is to wake up, go to the restroom, check the house, make breakfast, and get things ready for my wife to help my wife so that when she awakes she can focus only on the baby. I wake up every morning and follow this same routine because this is my program and it works for me. I mean even when I do not have to go to work, I get up around the same time and do this same routine. So, technically you can say that my morning routine is on autopilot. If something happens that throws me off of my program like I wake up late or something, then my morning routine will be out of whack and I will seek to get back on my routine. This is what it means to be sleep. Therefore, consciousness means that you are aware of the routine you are following.

People who smoke cigarettes are under the influence of a subconscious behavior. When they feel stressed, are in a social setting, etc. they go on autopilot and reach for a cigarette despite them knowing the ill effects of this habit.  I don’t smoke cigarettes because I am conscious or “aware” of the effect it has upon by physical body, so I have chosen not to engage in this subconscious behavior. You see, most people who are sleep just do things out of habit based upon their emotions. Conscious means that you are able to step away from a situation and make a rational decision despite how you feel subconsciously. This is the reason people who smoke cigarettes out of habit are said to be “sleep” while those who do not are “conscious.”

In short, Consciousness is not about making you feel good.  Being informed is.

So, there are some things that we are all conscious about and some things we are not. When you are “conscious”, the metaphorical light comes on and it does not go out. It stays with you because this is the Left Eye of Ra.

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.)

A lot of times, you cannot even explain in words the Aha or Eureka moment because it is ethereal and corresponds to the Light of Amun Ra.

A lot of people are confusing informed with consciousness. Informed refers to the Light of Ra or the left Eye of Ra. Consciousness is the Light of Amun Ra or the Right Eye of Ra.

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

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

Understand the difference?

Another difference between the Light of Ra (Right Eye of Ra or being informed) and the Light of Amun Ra (Left Eye of Ra or being Conscious) is that the former is aggressive, left-brained, argumentative, competitive, etc. and the latter is passive, right-brained, cooperative, etc. We see this difference played out in western society all the time. For instance, there are a lot of people who are informed about Christianity, Judaism and Islam. You never hear a lot of Jews, Christians or Muslims say, “I know God” because their religion is not based upon knowing and realization. It is based upon beliefs, which can change every time there is new experience. Most people who are informed about these religions because they see the inaccuracies within the stories.  They have been taught as children to interpret the myths of their religion literally but when they came of age they began asking, “How did Adam and Eve populate the entire planet?” “How did Noah put all of the animals in the world on one boat?”

They are informed about these religions but they are not conscious, which is the reason they leave the temple, the church or the mosque and get into another dogmatic religion from Africa, China or India.  They follow these traditions out of fear that if they break some taboo, that some deity, ancestors or karma is going to punish them. If they were Conscious they would understand that religion is a tool for social control, which is the reason we were all taught to interpret the myths literally so that we develop ethics and morals.  If they were Conscious they would also understand that the whole idea of praying to something outside of you to empower or save you is that basis of all religious mindset. The whole idea that God or some god, spirit or karma is going to get you is all part of social control.  I cannot tell you how many people I have met tell me that they are going to do or not do something because of karma…But You’re a God/Goddess living in Fear? (By the way, the reason Europeans and Arabs could easily come into Africa and indoctrinate us with their religion was because our mind was primed for religious instructions. The Europeans and Arabs simply took the name of our god and demonized it by claiming that it was evil to go within and professing that our salvation came from praying to their deity. That’s the difference between being Conscious and being Informed.)

This same mindset can be found when it comes to diet and health.  Most people are informed about dietary ills but they are not Conscious, which is the reason they have turned their dietary lifestyle into a religion by only dealing with people who eat the same way they consume food. If an individual comes into these so-called “health conscious” people sphere with some type of infirmity these so-called “health conscious” people look down on them. Yes, suddenly “health conscious” has become a religion and you hear these people all the time preaching against soul food, but whenever they can’t get to their tofu or some other soybean product, they will reach for potato chips and chocolate. Yet, they are “health conscious.” No. They are informed.

I know about all of this because I did it. I used to be informed about my history, my religion, my health, etc., which led me (like many people today) to mimicking others – particularly my perception of what or how I thought the Kemetic people lived. When I became conscious about certain subjects I stopped reading so many books and began to intuit (channel) certain knowledge. When I say an ancestor told me something, I know that I did not get the information based upon my personal experience, which meant it had to have come them because their blood and consciousness survives through me.

Some people asked me where do I get my information from so, that they can read and study the same thing. I list all the books that I have read and inspired me but tell them a lot of what I know is because my spirits told me so. Some of these people interpret my response as me not wanting to reveal my sources but others regard it is primitive foolishness because they just don’t want to do the work. They are quite happy sitting on their backsides talking about the culture, the ancestors, discussing metaphysics and arguing with some other individual who claims to be conscious. When technically all they are doing is arguing over a difference of opinion based upon the information they read.

When an individual has true knowledge of self or is conscious they come together with like minds because they see the similarities in various systems. For instance, I do not have to practice Taoism to get along with someone who professes they are Taoist. In facts, I can read certain parts of the bible and use it for liberation because I am not swayed by the beliefs.

Being Informed only boosts the ego who is symbolized as Set, while being Conscious boosts your Higher Self.

In other words, when you are conscious you do not come together on superficialities such as sharing the same beliefs and ideas. This is the same thing that Jews, Christians and Muslims do among themselves and each other. They argue about how the other’s interpretation of their religious myth is interpreted incorrectly.  This is the same thing that so-called people do.  In fact, the reason these “conscious people” on the Internet are always beefing with each other is because they all have difference in opinions. They do not understand we are all dynamic individuals and we are supposed to have different opinions because we each have different experiences and come from different backgrounds. We had to have different experiences to accomplish our destinies. For instance, I had to be born into a Christian household where my father is a preacher, so that I could understand how religion hoodwinked us. That’s my maa (way) and everything I deal with has helped me to get on this road. So, I would not dare devalue someone who didn’t have the same upbringing and therefore do not have the same perspective. That’s not their maa. Their maa is different from mine but if they are conscious we should be able to respect one another.

For instance, when I hear people say that the Kemetic people were black and brown Africans because they named themselves after the black fertile soil.  I understand that this individual is just scratching the surface of spirituality. This is something they read or heard making them informed but it is not what they know. I know that the Kemeitc people named themselves after the mysterious blackness of the universe. That is not something I read. I mysteriously came into that knowing. I have experimented and test it out by slowly delving into the darkness where our Ancestors and Spirits reside. When I listen to other people who have had similar experiences, even though they may not have had the same experience or explain their experience from a different perspective. I understand them because it is not their beliefs, ideas, opinions or information that unites us but their knowledge of self. Basically, their interpretation is how their mind works.

Knowledge of Self means knowing your Self or how your minds work, that is the Higher, Middle and lower mind. This is what the Kemetic people excelled in and the reason they accomplished so much is because they understood the power of the mind. In fact, their technology is what we call spirituality, which is what people call today magic. There are plenty of systems that exist but you must figure out which system works best for you and use it to make your own. So, to be conscious means to know how to influence your world spiritually.

That being said, leave these people alone who want to sit around arguing about how conscious they are. They are only stroking their ego and the ego remember is our Set. Instead of following these people, learn how to go within and master your mind. That’s why you are here.

Hetepu.





Once Were Warriors: Our Salvation is in Our Culture

2 07 2016

Let’s have a little bit of straight talk Family. Let’s get real.

There are a lot of awesome brothers out here putting in the work. When I say awesome, I mean Black men that are raising their children, taking care of the family, building up the community, and doing whatever they can to set the world on blaze. These men are handling their business despite the odds against them.

But, there are some black males out here that are doing the exact opposite. They are straight knuckleheads disrupting and creating chaos wherever they go. These knuckleheads are violent. They will pick a fight with anyone especially those who are closest and looks like them, which means other black males, black women and even the children.  They have no respect for others, especially black women and the elderly.  They rob and steal from hardworking people.  They will shoot at anything and will shoot up any place (even a playground) with no regards to who gets caught in the crossfire. They are parasitic agents of Set but they didn’t just get this way overnight. These parasitic Frankensteins were created through slavery.

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You see slavery was a science experiment similar to the movie Trading Places.1

Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) symbolizes black people before slavery

Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) symbolizes black people before and after slavery.

The difference is that Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) symbolizes black people before slavery and Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) symbolizes white people before slavery.

Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) symbolizes white people before slavery

Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) symbolizes white people before and after slavery.

The plantations, mines, etc. were the European laboratories. Initially it was the Europeans ran their experiments on the Native Americans but when they began to realize the genocide that was taken place, the Native Americans escaped.

Dukes

So, the Europeans turned their sights on African people and for more than 500 years, all they did was condition us to react, behave, think, and perform, etc. the way they wanted us to. The experiment we call slavery was basically to exchange our consciousness with their consciousness. In other words, they extracted the science of civilization from the marrow of our soul and replaced it with their ignorance of civilization, thus the parasitic Frankenstein destroying our communities with senseless violence was created. It should now make sense why American culture is really exploited black culture and why America became so rich.

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I was once a parasitic monster. I did not know at the time but I was. I was not as bad as others.  I’ve had my share of destruction even though I knew about the Kamitic tradition because I did not know that the true ills of slavery were psychological. For a period of time, I blamed a lot of the problems I had in my life on the lack of my father’s participation, although he was in my life. If it wasn’t my father whom I blamed my problems on, it was the white man.  For the most part, because I was raised in my parents’ home, I did not act out but as soon as I was off on my own. The dysfunction hit and manifested in the worst way especially when I hit rock bottom. It wasn’t until I read Malcolm X’s autobiography and learned that he was once a parasitic monster before he was healed, that I realized that I was ill.

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Thanks to my mother who had countless books in the basement on African history, art and numerous National Geographic magazines that talked about the Ancient Egyptians, I learned that Black men were once kings, princes, healers, and warriors. Like the urban Māori family in Alan Duff’s novel 1990 novel who suffered from substance abuse, poverty and domestic violence due to the family’s patriarch Jake “the Muss” Heke, I realized that Black men Once Were Warriors.2

I can’t exactly remember the date when I stopped blaming others for my faults and started to take responsibility for me life, but when I did. That’s when everything began to change and even though I had been reading about Kamitic spirituality for years. It was at that moment that Kamitic spirituality became real for me and the Story of Osar became my bible. You see, all of the stories in every other religion I had read shifted blame and salvation outside of the person. For instance, it was the devil’s fault, the white man’s fault, my father’s fault, this person and that person’s fault, which meant my salvation was in someone else’s hands. But, it was the Story of Osar that resonated with me the most because it was the only story that helped me to understand how I was conditioned, which is symbolized in the Story as Hru (Horus) having his eye gouged out by his evil uncle Set. Therefore, Hru was being manipulated by Set and did not even know it.

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.)

Hru’s eye was healed by Djahuti who symbolizes a shaman-priest or someone who KNOWs. Elijah Muhammad was one of the individuals who knew how to heal a sick eye, which is the reason Malcolm and other men joined the Nation of Islam. There are other teachers who have come and gone that knew how to heal our bad eye. Although there were numerous men and women who helped me, it was my godfather (Papa) who repaired my eye, which allowed me to fight Set effectively.

Through my godfather I learned the truth about my ancestors. Through my ancestors I learned the truth about our history and about salvation through our culture. The more I studied and contemplated on the characters in the Story, the more the parasitic energy of Set began to seep out of my life. Until finally I became who I am today.

The point that I am making is that white supremacy through its’ history of slavery has severely traumatized us all. It has made us parasitic destroyers of each other, our families and our communities.  We have to realize that we are the only ones who can save ourselves. There are plenty of tools available that can help us in the self-healing process and a number of teachers available to point you to the right path. (Please note that I said teachers meaning they can only tell you how to do it, but you have to go home and do the spiritual work yourself).

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The experiment is not over. The wager was to see how long it would take for us to self-destruct as a people once they Traded Places. Now that you know, the time has come for us to end the experiment and come out on top.

Hope that helps.

Notes:

  1. Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. The story is a modern day version of Mark Twain’s classic 19th-century novel The Prince and the Pauper. In the story the Duke brothers (Randolph and Mortimer) who own a successful commodities brokerage make a wager of the “usual amount” and agree to conduct an experiment by switching the lives of an upper-class commodities broker (Dan Aykroyd) and a homeless street hustler (Eddie Murphy) and observing the results. The symbolism was that Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) symbolizes black people before slavery and Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) symbolizes white people before slavery.
  2. Once Were Warriors is a 1994 New Zealand drama film based on New Zealand author Alan Duff’s bestselling 1990 first novel. The film tells the story of the Hekes, an urban Māori family, and their problems with poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence, mostly brought on by the patriarch Jake. In the story Jake does not take responsibility for any of his faults, so he drowns his pain in alcohol with his friends.  In the end, Beth (the wife) after years of domestic abuse finally stands up to her husband and takes their children back to her Māori village and traditions.  All while defiantly telling her husband that Māori heritage gives her the strength to resist his control over her. What I got out of it was that Beth and her children returned to their cultural ways.




Let My People Go!

7 07 2012

Hetepu (Peace) Family,

Here’s an interested fact I came across.  Because one of the major pillars of peoples’ enslavement to the dogmatic, literal interpretation of the bible, is the story of Moses and the Children of Israel crossing the Red Sea.   Did you know that according to the Torah, when the Children of Israel were fleeing the pharaoh that they called out to God and begged for his help? And God asked,

“Why are you calling me?“

Afterwards, God told the Children of Israel, who were faced with either being killed by pharaoh’s army or drowning,

“Go jump in the water!”

According to Kabbalistic scholars, God’s question and response to the Children of Israel was a code telling the people that they themselves had the power to escape the predicament they were in on their own.  The whole story was an allegory never meant to be taken literal, but to inform people that they didn’t need God’s assistance. They just needed to connect and use the divine energy that exists within them.

When you think about the whole story now, maybe the reason Moses told the biblical pharaoh to “Let my people go!” Really was a request or command meaning release my people from Mental Slavery. Maybe this is the real reason Moses was viewed as a biblical hero and a spirit guide by early African Americans prior to the Civil Rights Movement. Maybe this is the reason why Moses was identified as being a shaman in Afro-Brazil.

Hmmm…something to think about. What do you think?

Hetepu





Is Knowledge of Self Still Relevant Today?

25 06 2012

Hetepu (Peace) Family

I was just sitting back and listening to Black Star’s K.O.S. (Knowledge of Self), which had me reflecting on some things. I remember back in the day, not to sound like an old fogey, when Quest, DeLa, Gangstarr, Paris, Heavy D, Brand Nubians, Black Sheep, PRT, PE, KRS-1 and all of them was around.  We talked about knowledge of self to raise the consciousness of folks.  It wasn’t all about power. It was about just surviving, living, enjoying life and making sure we don’t fall in the social traps. It was all about seeing the divine within you, but I noticed something.

Nowadays, people are always talking about knowledge of self but they never express the benefit or purpose of knowledge of self. To begin it must be understood that you are composed of several parts. There is a thinking part of you, a feeling part of you, a spiritual part of you and so on. In psychology these different aspects of you are commonly referred to as the conscious, subconscious and unconscious minds. Technically speaking, you only have one mind, but it is divided into different parts that control different aspects of your life. The subconscious mind governs your memories, emotions, autonomous body functions, etc. Your conscious part of your mind governs your rational thinking and your will, while your unconscious corresponds to those aspects of you that lie outside of conscious and subconscious control such as your intuition.

Now, let’s see how this applies. Ninety-nine percent the world population lives their life based upon what was learned or the memories of their subconscious because the subconscious is responsible for our habits, but as we all know, our habits are not always good. A lot of us have some pretty destructive habits in the sense that they cause harm to us and others like smoking, abusive behavior, critical language, etc. For instance, when we see someone doing something that we disagree with. It is out of habit that we may criticize their actions and behavior, but before we do it. There is something inside of us that gives us the impulse not to do it. That something speaking within us is our unconscious. A lot of times, we choose to do the exact opposite of what that unconscious voice is telling us not to do. The decision to choose is due to our conscious. As you can all of these three parts contribute and make you who you are.

When you don’t have knowledge of self, you tend to only rely upon the subconscious part of your being. This means that engage in actions and behaviors based solely upon you feel and have learned because remember, the subconscious governs our emotions and memories.  This means, if it doesn’t feel right, we don’t like it, etc. we will not do it. This sounds great but we have to remember as we saw earlier, our subconscious can mislead us because it lacks the ability to reason, which is a function of our conscious. This is why there are so many people addicted to cigarette smoking and a lot of other destructive habits. It is because somewhere along the line, the individual that picked up the habit of smoking thought it was “cool”, “hip” or whatever, so the subconscious liked it and became a “destructive” friend.

So what knowledge of self does is to remind you first and foremost that you are not your subconscious, your subconscious is just one aspect of you. Said another way, you are not what you have learned, memorized or done in the past. This is just something that you have done. This is very important to understand because a lot of people think that since they made some grave errs in their life.  That they are not welcomed and do not deserve the blessings of God, which is so not true. Your subconscious or your past does not define who you are. It is the conscious choices that you make that determine who and what you will be. As I stated in the example above, there is an unconscious part of our being that speaks to us, but we have to decide on if we choose to listen to it or not. This unconscious part is also what is referred to as the Divine Spark or the Spark of God within. Every living being on the planet has it, but only man and woman have the ability to listen to it or ignore it totally.

When you have knowledge of self it reminds you of all of this, but it also helps you to see that the same divine beauty that exists in you dwells in others as well. Everyone and everything is sacred because it is created by the Divine. Even man-made objects have place in the scheme of things because they are still a manifestation of God through human hands. But again, knowledge of self throws back in our face that it is what we choose to do with our life and the things in the world that brings about our demise and the demise of others. When you knowledge of self, you have no need for a secret philosophy because you see the benefit of expressing gratitude. You understand the nature of your being is the nature of the universe and vice versa. And, this is why it is important to get Knowledge of Self.

Hope that helps.





Heaven Must Be Like This: Treat Your Woman Right (Part 2)

2 04 2010

An anonymous reader asked me to clarify on what I meant that your woman is a blessing in disguise.

As stated before in Part 1, the Kamitic/Kemetic people didn’t call the earth Mother Earth or Mother Nature like a lot of other cultures. The Earth or Nature was viewed as being masculine. While the Celestial Sky or Heavens were viewed as being feminine. Since the Kamitic/Kemetic people took it literal that we are made in the image of God. From a metaphysical perspective, man was the physical manifestation of the Earth and woman the physical manifestation of the Heavens.

To make it simple and plain, metaphysically and metaphorically speaking, to enter into a woman was viewed as entering physically into the heavens. Yeah, we’ve been deep like this for centuries and even though many of us didn’t know this from the Kamitic/Kemetic perspective. It just comes out of us in all sorts of artistic expressions. Remember, the Ohio Players’ “Heaven Must be Like This”?

As you can see, it is not all about the sex. The symbolism is absolutely beautiful and expresses how black people in general viewed their women, which is a stark contrast from how the Western world looked upon women.  This is why in Kamit/Kemet and throughout traditional Sub Sahara Africa (before the spread of Islam, slavery and colonization), African women had similar rights as men, such as the right to marry, enter into the priesthood (the Western world still doesn’t accept in general women clergy), the rights to own property and so on.  It is the reason why everything passed along the maternal line, which is still based upon the belief that our blessings come from the heavens. This changed after invaders began grabbing up the women, thus seizing the wealth.

A man that truly understands this would never hit his woman because metaphysically speaking he would understand that he is striking the mysterious, spiritual manifestation of the God, that brings blessings into his life that could turn into curses. In a practical sense, she could bear a child that would either improve the life of the family or fight on her behalf against (paternal) tyranny, like the child Hru (Hrw, Heru, Horus) had done.

At the same time, a woman truly understanding this would take pride in herself and view herself as being sacred. She wouldn’t boldly advertise her SECRET or MYSTERIES, like the misguided youth of today. She would only enter into union with a man that understands and respects her sacredness based upon the way he treats the women in his life, like his mother, grandmother, aunts, sisters and female cousins.

I think that if people looked at themselves as being creations of God with Divine Potential within their being, instead of as lowly creatures created by accident. They would have a higher self awareness and esteem for themselves, thus a greater chance for a harmonious and successful male and female relationship.

Do you see why Kamitic/Kemetic spirituality is so important in the education of our children?

More Related Posts: Treat Your Woman Right: Blessing in DisguiseAncient Bantu Connection… , and Kamitic/Kemetic Spirituality & Love

For a complete discourse and in-depth analysis see:
MAA AANKH: Finding God the Afro-American Way, by Honoring the Ancestors and Guardian Spirits.