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Breaking Free: Turning Negative Thoughts into Positive Power

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 Breaking Free: Turning Negative Thoughts into Positive Power Breaking Free Peace, Power, and Joy to my Family! It’s your brother ha2tim, here to light up that path from the shadows of doubt to the sunshine of self-belief. Today’s vibe? We’re tackling that inner chatter, flipping the script from those nagging negative loops to empowering, positive affirmations that elevate our spirit and guide us toward our true greatness. In this digital age, where the battlefield is as much in our minds as in the world around us, it's easy to get caught up in the undercurrents of negativity. But why settle for survival mode when we're meant to thrive? Let’s dive deep into transforming our mental game, moving from defense to offense in the arena of life. Recognizing the Power of Negative Loops Our brilliant minds, designed to protect us, can sometimes get stuck replaying the worst scenarios. This old-school survival tactic, while once crucial, now often holds us back from embracing the joy and

Final Goodbye II- Running from grief

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Today Pepa died/ Should I be happy for him/ or sad for my lost?/ Thursday morning June 28, 2012 9:08am: Sitting at my desk preparing for the day. It is going to be busy with all of the Yoking classes I have this afternoon so I decided to get busy on this back log of paperwork sitting on my desk. While sitting there I decided to complete my podcast of the "6th tool". Phone rings, and I look at caller ID, and feeling of dread hits me. It is my mother calling, and I'm hoping that she does not have bad news to report about my grandfather: ha2tim: "What's up? Mother: "where you at?" ha2tim: " I'm at the office, why what's up?" Mother: Well I was looking for your wife, I called and she didn't pickup." ha2tim:" Well you know she never answer the phone." We laugh.... Mother: " Well I wanted to go by and pickup Gina (my youngest daughter), cause you know she tickles daddy." I get qui

"It Is Time For You To Leave"

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Before you read please check out the video so that you will not get lost, some of my readers are to young to remember the show Kung Fu, and will not understand my references.  What I loved about Kung fu was that it introduced me to different way of thinking. The scene that I am discussing today is the test that was set up in this fictional shaolin temple that determined when it was time for a student to leave. The test was basically the head monk (Master Khan) standing before the student every so often, and challenging the student to snatch the pebble from his hand. When the student missed he went back to his daily practice in the temple as a student. When he was finally able to snatch the pebble he and the master knew that it was time for him to leave. In other words it was made clear to the student and the teacher that student had no more to learn in the temple and it was time for him to continue his studies in the world. If only real life was this simple, and clear cut. Toda

The Final Goodbye

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We enter this life/ as flesh and bone on a quest/ final prize is death/ "As i stood over his bed looking down on him, i was at a lost of words. How do you say goodbye when you truly know that you may never see someone again in this life?" Although this may sound like a chapter out of a book. This is a true experience that many of us go through. With ageing parents and grand parents. How do we say goodbye to the pillars of our lives? These people who may have provided you with the foundation to become the beautiful person you are today. I am in this very situation myself.  My Grandfather appears to be in between worlds. His body seems to be slowly decaying and shuting down on him, and his mind and memory are gone. "He reaches out to the empty air grabbing or pointing at something that is not there and his breathing is heavy and rattles likes and childs toy." I cant help but remember this man as he was but the reality of where he is slaps me in the face. Sho

The Player's Pyramid PDF available on Gumroad

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I have finally made the PDF of my book available through Gumroad.com, check it out and thank you for supporting the Journey. Just follow the link to get your copy: The Player's Pyramid *"The Player's Pyramid" is still available as a book at my bookstore on createspace.com just click the cover:

212 degrees

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Here is a video that I Found on "Belief Net" check it out and pass it on....

An interview with Umar Ben Hassan on spreaker

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For those of you that don't know who Umar Ben Hassan is maybe you heard of the group he was part of "The Last Poets". I had a chance to chop it with this Elder and listen to him tell me how he hooked up with "The Last Poets". His story covers every part of the heroes Journey, so I didn't need to ask questions. He laid the truth out and even discussed with us how he developed his most famous piece. After listening to him, I could do nothing but laugh because he showed me how the universe works to get us where it wants us to go, and how small of a world we really live in. So take a few minutes and get acquainted with an Elder on the Journey. Nuff said Peace & 1hunidyears Interview with Umar Ben Hassan

Hookah and Conversation

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Checkout the open mic conversations as I drop into one of my Hookah spots and open the conversation. This week we happened to be at the Shi-sha Lounge in Columbus. This spot lais back and right off campus and you never know who will drop in to say hello. this week we hit on: the third tool in the book "The Player's Pyramid" added to earlier description that I shared today. From a lesson I got from my youngest daughter trying to drive my car. I shared a lesson from the vault of my grandfathers wisdom, and from a request shared a fable created by Aesop called the "The eagle and the Kite" of coursed remixed in a Hip-Hop fashion. This led into a conversation about relationships, sex, emotional connection, security, the mask we wear, lies of commission, and omission, etc.. check it out and feel free to check out both podcast1 and podcast2 ... Be the thousand person and help me hit my first milestone. next stop 10000 hits on my spreaker shows, and 200 hundred f

I am a Hip-Hop Philospha

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I am  a Hip-Hop Philosopha and Spiritualist this means that I have a unique way of seeing the world, and the way it runs. I have the pleasure of being part of a culture that does not mind borrowing. In Hip-Hop we have always borrowed the best and created something greater. You can see it in the fashion world, in art, dance, and music just to name a few areas of life where this culture as been a big influence. Growing up in this culture and developing the mindstate that goes with it, has opened many doors for me, and has created what you are reading today. In philosophy, and spirituality I have only done what my culture has guided me to do. Just like the DJ who would mix the old with the older and create something new, I did the same. When I developed Gye-Nyame and all of the other organizations before that I was motivated and inspired by the vibe of creating something useful from old ignored elements, and changing the world. Like that DJ I was able to look at the gospel differently

Spirituality

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Image via Wikipedia Here is an old blog from 11-18-10 discussing spirituality read and then check out my podcast " what is spirituality ". Connection to all/ True spirituality/ Based on relations/ Spirituality is simply about relationships. Managing and maintaining relationships with the living, and those who have made their transition. The four legged, the rocks, the plants, the Earth as an organism, and mother.When we deal with these relationships and humble ourselves and understand that we are "No higher than a Blade of grass, and no lower than its roots", when we strive to feel this connection to all life, and work with it; this my friend is true Spirituality. If a person does not work to cultivate relationships in their life, I dont care how many books they read,how much they know, how many rituals they participate in or even lead. I don't care how many times a week they go to a service, its not spiritual, and the practice of spirituality is not t

The Art of Yoking

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The Gye-Nyame method of pulling the mind & body together during   activities. This prepares the body and mind for Umoja (unity) with the Spirit. Check out my podcast " The Art of Yoking ". While walking in the woods, or should I say small wooded area in the city. The thought hit me ultimately what is the idea behind yoga, and the idea of yoke came to my mind. One of the definitions of a yoke is an instrument that is used to get  separate parties to work together. To yoking is the process of binding things together so that they can work together. When this thought hit me it  sparked my Kuumba, as well moved me to use my Kujichagulia..I have many clients who I take through the movements that I have been working on for years. When I use the term yoga with some of them believe it or not it still scares people. I have long been a rebrander, and have sought to bring information to people where they were, and now the new inspiration is called " The art of Yoking".

Synchronicity in "A Thousand Words!!!"

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This blog was inspired by the movie "A Thousand Words" staring Eddie Murphy. This move is about a relunctant hero who is forced to take a Journey of self transformation. The lead character played by Murphy is a slick, savy, successful literary agent. Who has molded and shaped his life by the use of his quick wit and his mouth piece. He has built a life that appears to be perfect, but early in the movie we see major flaws. First the lead character is arrogant, mean, loud, overbearing, rude and a manipulator. Secondly he has what a ppears to be a young marriage with a young baby that is being raised in an emaculate bachelor pad. Thirdly the lead character has a mother who appears to be suffering from the early stages of dimensia, who confuses her son (Murphy) with his father, who by the way we learn left the family when the character was 8 years old. The story begins when Murphy takes on the challenge of recruiting a very popular new age teacher as a client. With the goal of r

Your small Majority

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I have been podcasting and blogging for a short time, but the lessons still speak loud. So loud that it has forced itself into one of my podcast. Checkout my view on what to look for in order to build a movement. for those who are trying to build their "small majority" I discuss .10%. Check it out let me know what you think. " Your Small Majority "

Moving Meditation- song from SIMBA

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In this show I share a moving meditation that I developed to help with workouts. I find away to connect this with my Simba experience for those who want more information about Simba please click the link. {*It is Simba time so please go to our Crowdrise Campaign site and donate to Simba the goal for our chapter this year is to send 25 boys, that's $ 11,250 for a camp goal and we still have our long range goal of $100,000 from Gye-Nyame Chapter to help purchase a camp ground for the Nation.} I know that most of our time is being ate up by the system so I am trying to motivate people to explore different types of meditations that can be done while in motion or under different circumstances. Of course this one will also be available on Gumroad, but until then  you can hit up the Tip Jar. There has been many medical studies about the benefits of meditation, but I wonder what meditation combined with exercise will do. Hopefully turn you into a super hero...hahahaaa enjoy Moving

What is the Soul

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In this podcast I discuss what the Soul is, using modern day metaphors. I invite you to listen, learn, disagree, share, and especially comment. I believe that we spark each other's growth on this Journey so leave me some words what ever they are.  " The Soul "

New Tool In Revolution - Meet Gumroad

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Finally business/ that is done on internet/ that makes sense and fair/ I like to introduce those on the Journey to Gumroad.com . I was lucky enough to run into this site from a post by one of my internet heroes (Seth Godin). Finally I am seeing ideas that make the internet a truly level playing field. With Gumroad you can sell things directly to your followers and friends. No big institution in-between taking a cut from your labor.I personally sell books off of amazon, and they take almost 50% of what I make. This gives an artist like myself no choice but to raise my price. But with Gumroad on charging .25 cents per purchase now I and other artist can bring our price down so that people who may want to try our product would be more willing to do so.  For me this has revolutionized the game, and now I'm jumping into the heart of it. Because this site allows me to sell MP3, PDFs, or even seen hardcopies or other objects over the site at a an affordable price. I can make

The revolution has begun!!! Thanks Gumroad for giving me Ammo

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After looking at what could be done with Gumroad I decided to fire my first shot and release one of my MP3's through them. I also started spreading the word to some my artist friends about  this idea, and encouraging them to use it, before it gets shut down. I don't believe that people truly understand the implications of being able to sale their products at a fair price. Listen the price of production on my end is so low that I can offer my listeners or readers my product at the price they feel they want to pay. I get get my info out as fast as I want. I can write or record a continuous saga and put it up as the audience demands. This is liberation and I am going to make sure that everyone in my circle use it to its fullest. All of my products will be available for free, and will remain so now because of Gumroad. I will offer the same products for sale so that those that want to support the Journey can do so. It's  a hot concept, now I have a real way of measuring who

"Let There Be"- the words that could change your life

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Here is a Podcast from my NationBuilders series that discusses the powerful Words "Let there Be". these simple words when combined and used properly can change your life. As usual I hope that you enjoy and comment. " Let There Be "

Trials of Gye (foundation myth for Gye-Nyame Tribe) part 1

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Trials of Gye Long ago, before time was counted and broken down into small units designed to eat up our lives, there existed a proud people that dwelled in what we call the east. They existed in peace and harmony from the beginning. These people called themselves Black, naming themselves after the color of the earth from which they came. These people were many but divided into different tribes each one being led by their own chief. There was never a need for all of the people to come together because there was plenty of resources for them to exist in harmony. In one of the tribes, lived a young man by the name of Gye. Gye was the eldest son of a chief named Conive and was in line to rule his tribe. Gye had a younger brother name Sen who was very jealous of Gye's position. Sen happened to be chief Conive's favorite. Together they often schemed to make Gye look bad before the people and to throw him into disfavor. Sen was in constant competition with Gye, and won most of

Positive Thinking Is Not the SECRET

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Positive thinking/ Is only a small part in/ Building a great life/ Talk Nerdy To Me by Cara Santa Maria Click the link above to check out video that inspired this blog: There was a recent study that shows that positive thinking can actually be harmful to people using it. This video focused on the movie "The Secret" as well as self help gurus like Tony Robbins, and Eckart Tolle. The study states that positive thinking basically does not work, and is a form of avoiding the truth. This can be very harmful according to the study especially to people with terminal illnesses. Now I am a big supporter of science, but I will share my concerns. The issue is not that positive thinking does not work. The problem is that the scientist only studied positive thinking which is only a part of the process. Although the Secret movie stressed positive thinking, they also spoke about other steps necessary to make the process work. Now I will admit that the Secret movie als

Moving Meditation - Simba Song | Spreaker Online Radio

Check out this podcast. It will help you on this Journey as we learn to make our life a moving meditation Moving Meditation - Simba Song | Spreaker Online Radio : 'via Blog this'

Why Meditate?

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I breath in and out/ slowly and with a rhythm/ mind begins to clear/ Meditation is a process of learning to measure our thoughts. In measuring them and observing them we learn how to quite or mind so that we can find peace. According to the lessons in Gye-Nyame when we are asked "what is peace?" The proper response is Harmony and Order. So by practicing meditation those on the Journey bring Harmony and Order into: 1. Into there inner world 2. Into their day life Being on the Journey regardless of what system you follow requires you to be able to draw on a source of power beyond your physical being, and meditation helps with this. It helps align you with the "True Self". According to the SelfMastery system that we use in Gye-Nyame the Self is defined as: " the absolute, complete, perfect qualities of being that is not influenced by external circumstances" meditation is a major way to commune with this part of our being. When we cultivate peac

Two Stories about the Truth

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Here are two stories about Truth that struck me as powerful. The first is from a class that I took in my college days that stuck with me until today, and the second I recently ran into while going over some Zen tales. So check them out: In the beginning the first man and woman were sitting wondering and discussing Truth. They approached the Creator and asked that they be given the Truth. The Creator denied their request, saying that they were not ready for the Truth. They continued to ask over and over again when ever they got a chance. Finally after a time the Creator respecting their persistence gave in to their request. Before the truth was given to them, they were warned that the Truth is a heavy burden and that they may live to regret their request. Man and woman were excited and prepared themselves for this gift. The Creator formed the Truth into a giant mirror and placed this new burden on the shoulders of Man and Woman. At first the Truth didn't seem to heavy or much of

Find A Sacred Space

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Find a sacred space/ where you can unify your/ Soul, mind and body/ We all need to get away from the hustle and bustle. I have found that it has been important for me to find places of solitude or practice where I can meditate, pray, workout, and etc.. these types of things are best done in sacred spaces, because the act of you declaring them sacred for yourself helps to focus the energy that you produce. Now a major principle that I am using here is Kujichagulia (for more info checkout my book "Player's Pyramid") which gives you the power to define an area sacred for you. By declaring it sacred you open up a space where all the parts of your being can commune (more on this later). Now let's look at two types of sacred spaces: First let's look at places of solitude. These are places where you can go alone and pull yourself together. These types of places allow you to create the space needed from the world so that you can work on you. (Examples: personal alter

Sending Props to Seth Godin

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On this Journey you have to sometimes adjust your trajectory. You sometimes end up on a dead end trail, because the Journey is about gaining the experience so that you can share what you know. At these times it is good to humble yourself and admit that you are lost. What I have found in life is  that when you let your ego go and ask the universe for help, something always appears. Sometimes it's a book, a map, gift, and if you are lucky  a person. During one of my lost moments, I happened to be on TED.com looking for videos. This is when I ran into Seth Godin's presentation entitled " The Tribes We Lead ". He presented answer to questions I had been wrestling with. I suggested that those on the Journey check the video out. Now I want to send props for a few major things I learned from @sethgodin: 1. I was not trying to build organizations, but Tribes. It was something I had being doing but did not know what to call it. By being introduced to this idea, I have cha

JOY - Ha2ku by ha2tim

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Joy comes constantly/ if we are open to the/ the wonder of life/ Just when I thought my Ha2ku (my play on the word haiku for those new to the Journey) muse had left me I was hit by a flurry of new ones. When we consider that right before our eyes life dances in the veil of infinite forms we can plug into our joy. Look around you and even in the dark night of your soul you can find something that can make you smile. The challenge for those on the Journey is to hold on to it. Joy is yours to claim at anytime as a matter of fact regardless of your situation in life you can access your Joy. I would dare to say you can hold on to the feeling and have it feel your life. Because unlike happiness which is determined by outside situations Joy is sparked internally and can radiate from your soul at all times. So plug into Joy... Nuff said * here is the inspiration of this post (the bush blooming in the picture).

New Definition of Power

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"On mile 3" my spreaker radio show I discussed a new definition of power but left out the connection of humbleness to true power. To be Humble = to be empty...? I have come to understand humbleness in this way from a ancient Zen story: A Zen master was being visited by someone wanting to know about Zen. Visitor began asking alot of questions. The Master served the visitor the visitor tea. As the visitor kept talking the Master kept pouring. The visitor watched the cup over flow and the tea rolled down the table into his lap. The visitor jumped and said "the cup is to full you are wasting tea everywhere!" The Master replied "like this cup you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?" Listen to show and learn  the power of emptiness/a void.  New Definition of Power

Free Million Dollar App Idea II

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Here is another App idea. very simple and quick. I often lose my TV remote, but I never (knock on wood) loose my cell phone. Why not create an app that will allow you to use your phone as a remote for your TV. just that simple.

Free Million Dollar Idea (smart phone App) I

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Has your phone ever disappeared, and you attempted to find it and assumed that it was stolen but knew that thief could have not got to far away. Well hear is an App idea, i have vision but don't have skill to develop it. Why not have an App that basically could shut your phone down, and sound an alarm that could only be turned off with a code only the true owner knows. The alarm would sound every time phone was turned on, or was being charged. This would render phone unusable by thief. This app would also help those that always misplaced their phone but had access to the internet. I don't know if this app exist, if it does I apologize in advance to the creator of this app, but if not and you have the gumption, and the know how get busy. Hey by the way I would appreciate it if you gave me some props,and made a donation to my favorite non profit  organization (Simba Circle). hahahaaa

MP3 beef I Have (how artist may be losing money)

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My hero and future star With my new phone I have finally figured out how to listen to my MP3 player. I have began using Amazon Cloud Player to purchase tunes that I really like. First I am noticing the beauty and power of MP3 as a financial tool for artist and a matter of convience for the listener. Now I am free to buy music that I like and don't have to worry about storing the music. Coming from the old school either I had to have space to keep my records or cds which could turn into a burden especially when you move like I do. Now I can just push a button on my computer while listening to pandora and purchase some music, and even better I can pick through an album and get the music I like rather than buying a whole album. Hence the reason for the article. I have noticed that some artist maybe losing some money by not allowing the fan to purchase individual cuts. Some records make it so you have to buy the whole album, and for me I will walk away. I could not help but to wo