Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Daily Toast- Kujichagulia 128171 (who is defining you & your reality)

Great Kujichagulia:
On this day we reflect not only on Kujichagulia, but upon the other principles, and laws that fall on this day.Today is not only the day of self-determination, but it also serves to bring us time to work with Justice and  the Law of Correspondence.
Keeping with the theme from last week we will reflect on these principles through the lens of the quote from the "Book Of Coming Forth By Day", that has sparked all kinds of thoughts. " Awaken from thy suffering O thou who lye prostrate! ", we will stop the quote there, because this part illustrates what we need. Kujichagulia is about defining our self for our self, but how is this done? Unfortunately most people have been lulled into a deep sleep, they were cultured, and socially designed into a prostrate state. We have been submitted to a systematic process that strives to keep us unconscious. In the state of unconsciousness we experience self inflicted suffering. Now I believe that this point is important enough to repeat, "we are experiencing self imposed suffering". I know that many will kick back against this point, but we ultimately are inflicting suffering upon ourselves. We have been trained to believe in our helplessness. The systems we have been subjugated to have done an excellent job of convincing us that we are victims of a chaotic universe, and that our lot in life is set. The stories we have been told keep us in our place, with our faces firmly placed in the dirt. imagining all types of horrors. We actually believe that others have control over us and that our destiny lies in others hands. When the fact of the matter is that because we are "lying prostrate" we can't see the truth.
Everyone has heard the story of the training of the elephant. Where a baby elephant is tied to a tree, and for the first part of his life he pulls against the tree trying to get free. The Tree is firm and real, and eventually the baby elephant begins to surrender, and gives up trying. The baby elephants eventually grows into a bull elephant, and now because he has been trained he will not attempt to free himself. You can now tie the giant elephant to a stake and he will not be able to free himself. This same process has happened to you.You have been forced down so much that you now believe that your proper position is on the ground and have given up trying to rise. from the ground everything look bad. your angle of life is distorted, and I am simply trying to help you stand up, "Awaken thou who is lying prostrate". You and your whole life has been defined by others, and their definition serves them, and not you. How we see ourselves shapes how we see the world, and how we interact in it. the worst part about all this is that humans are very resilient, we can adjust to almost anything. Many of us have learned to be comfortable living life on our bellies. I am just saying stand up! Awaken and rise to who you really are. When you start to rise it will be scary, but you will begin to see that all the suffering was your doing, and the suffering that was being inflicted by others fades away as you look them in the eye. Today is an opportunity for you to redefine your life and your relationship with it. Take the #nguzosabachallenge and dedicate your days to yourself and culture. Begin to take small steps to get your health in order. Let's Build!!!