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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

Slap For Help

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I've been seeing a lot of this lately. The masculine spirit has been acting out in some very unhealthy ways. And it's understandable. Our society is currently undergoing a paradigm shift. We're changing the way we do things and the way we think about things, and that can be scary for a lot of people who have been taught to operate by a certain set of rules for their entire lives--especially those who are used to being in charge. The way I see it, the only solution is for us all to take a moment to check in with our masculine energy, and ask ourselves where it's coming from, and why it needs to be expressed in any particular situation. This is imperative, especially if it is not being expressed in a positive and productive manner. I would often suggest to look at the facts, don't speculate or make assumptions--that's how we get into trouble with this kind of thing. If you find yourself getting angry or violent toward someone else, stop what you're doing and a

Ujamaa---Unleashing The Full Potential Of Our Kuumba

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Have you ever felt an overwhelming desire to do good for your people and community, but felt like you didn't have the resources or know-how to make a difference? If so, you're not alone. We've been conditioned to believe that our impact is limited to the amount of money we spend or the number of hours we volunteer. But what if there was a way to reach more people and make a bigger impact without spending a dime? Ujamaa is about learning how to share resources and cooperate so that we can build up our communities and move to the next phase of nation building. But it appears that many of us overlook the goldmine that is sitting right under our own feet. We think that our wealth sits outside of us in houses, cars, clothes, shoes or other material possessions, when in fact the only thing we truly possess are the five parts of our being. We are in the world today struggling to survive when we have not yet unleashed the full potential of our Kuumba. We have unleashed it for other

How Kuumba Is Important For Buildin' Collectives (Sample)

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The principle of Kuumba is important when it comes to building collectives. Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. When it comes to building a collective, this means the use of creativity that allows the invention of stories, rituals, ceremonies, initiations etc.. That allows for the building and maintaining of a collective. Kuumba also means to leave your community more beautiful and beneficial than you inherited it. When it comes to the building of a collective this means leaving behind stories, doctrine and legacies that help the next generation build on their foundation. This includes sharing resources such as books, journals and other materials that help build on the foundation you started. Kuumba has also been used in its literal sense which is to make something happen because someone wanted it to happen or is making an effort that makes it happen. This can be seen in social movements as they are often made up of people who want

Kujichagulia: Creativity And Determination

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The power of determination and the creativity that drives it goes back to our childhood. As kids, we played games during recess and organized our blocks into towers or towers into castles. Our parents told us to stop playing but we didn't listen because we loved to play. As adults, we can apply this power of creativity and determination to any area of life. One reason why Kujichagulia has become so popular is that it provides an opportunity for us to embody these qualities in a profound way. We have all faced difficulties in our lives. These struggles may be big or they may be small but no matter how big or small, they are always there. We can get stuck at times. We may feel overwhelmed by certain problems or situations. However, no matter what the problem is, Kujichagulia provides the tools for us to empower ourselves through determination and creativity when faced with any challenge. Practicing Kujichagulia means being willing to work through difficult things in life that we enco

Creating Your Story of Power

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The Power of Unity can be enhanced by the power of the stories we tell ourselves about our circumstances. Many overlook the power of a story and the benefits of creating a story of power over a story of victimhood. These stories can help inspire us and put things into perspective. Here are 5 ways to see the power in your story: 1) Storytelling is one of the most powerful universal means for transmitting information, modeling behavior, and encouraging change in any situation. 2) Stories have an uncanny ability to generate creativity and innovation. They are vehicles for problem solving, activating dormant resources, and even developing technological breakthroughs. 3) Stories have been proven to improve focus, reduce anxiety and stress, strengthen resilience, and increase productivity through their impact on attention, mood, motivation, perception, and performance. 4) Stories are powerful tools for self-expression and personal growth. We often create them to deal with problems or challen

Tribal Quote 9

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  “Existence has a face on every side. Each face teaches a lesson. Those who fully understand existence, do not separate the faces from the lessons. And every lesson reveals aspects of cosmic law.” My study of kheper in the  medu Neter has been an adventure. Kheper is associated with a number of connotations: coming into being, existence, aspects of the process of creation, the process of transformation, change, development, to be, to exist, to evolve, all that exists and all the modes of existence. Hence, trying to capture the sense of Kheper that is needed for translations can be a bit challenging at times.  My Western thoughts and beliefs also hindered me from understanding what the Kemites (Ancient Egyptians) were expressing to us. Often when trying to gain insight into what is being expressed, I encounter a paradox. I give an example of how my deductive logic and what is being expressed create a seemingly contradictory understanding (paradox), and working through the paradox, an e

What is the principle of the week?

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  You know what they say, right? "The only place where your dreams become impossible is in your own thinking." We're not just dreaming here: we're actually doing it. And this week, we're rolling out our newest project: the principles of the week. We've already taken over the days of the week, and now we're making a push for the principles that underpin them. We're done with deities from other cultures. We're done talking about gods and goddesses who don't care about us, who can't even relate to us—who are often lecherous and destructive themselves. Instead, we're anchoring ourselves in our own pride and culture with the Nguzo Saba every day of the week, reminding us all of how we ought to be carrying ourselves. And now we're making a push for the principles that underpin them. Because you know what they say: "The only place where your dreams become impossible is in your own thinking."So let's stop dreaming and start do

Anime Clash Podcast

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 This week, I was truly inspired by a group of young men who wanted to learn how to podcast. They have been after me for a while, begging me to set up a podcast about anime. So I did it. And can you believe what happened? These guys were incredible. I've never seen anything like it! They were just shy young men when I met them, but when I told them to go, they all transformed into anime experts right before my eyes! I couldn't believe it—they handled the whole thing w ith such maturity and professionalism that I was totally blown away. And in the end, they all had such great things to say about their favorite shows and characters. It was so great to see. Now this isn't just some little hobby, either—these kids are building real skills of communication that will serve them well in every area of life. And they're having fun while they do it! I can't wait to get back into the studio with these guys and see what else we can do together. Support their podcast @ Anime Cla

Separation & Nia (16 ways to deal with the "Separation Phase") sample

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In the process of entering a rite of passage, the initiate is separated from their world. When this happens, they are often introduced to a new world that they must master. For most of us, this is a time of discomfort. A feeling of inadequacy and uncertainty arises. We begin to question what we have done thus far in our lives and wonder if there is more to life than what we have experienced. It is in these moments that we must reject the doubt and embrace our inner-truths. Nia requires the same thing; when we begin pursuing Nia, we experience separation and must master the new world we are presented with. 16 Ways To Deal With The "Separation Phase" 1. Use Your Circle Of Support – Have you heard of your "circle of support?" It's basically your support network: family, friends, teachers, mentors…anyone who you trust and can turn to for help! When you enter into this phase, you need to lean on these people more than ever. 2. Make Time For Reflection – Make sure you

You Don't Owe Anyone $#!+ For Free. (sample)

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  You Don't Owe Anyone $#!+ For Free. This might sound harsh, but it's not—it's inspiring. It's liberating. It means that you don't have to do things just because they want you to. You don't have to conform. You don't have to give in or give up your dreams and goals. Everyone is trying to get you to give up something of value to them, whether it's your time, your money, or even just your attention. But you don't owe anyone any of that. You can choose to do what you want, when you want, and how you want. You can choose to be selfish and self-centered if you want. It's all a matter of choice. The world is made of people who choose to make choices that benefit themselves in both a good as well as a bad way. And because everyone has a different set of values and things they're looking for in this world, the best way for us to create wealth is to make sure we have something valuable to offer and then make sure others have access to it. That requir

The Tribe Is Changing (sample)

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We are in the midst of another change here at GNJMedia. I personally had to rethink how I was approaching the process of sending out information. I started to understand that I was putting out too much content too fast. I have heard that some people are getting "Ding fatigue" and don't even look at what I post. Nevertheless We are building a collective to bring you information that can aid you in your personal development, as well as keep you informed about the world and the Tribe. We are striving to set an example for others that are trying to build within their communities. This is why we do what we do here at GNJMedia. Our goal is to inform the masses of knowledge and wisdom that has been kept from us, to discover new things, and build the next generation of leaders. We are living in a time where it appears people have become too scared to think for themselves, and we strive to empower everyone we come into contact with. We are here to share our truths of what we have

Remember Your Family (sample)

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Today is called Kujichagulia (32222-6). This is the day when we celebrate our self-determination and family. As a member of the tribe, I'm always thinking about how I can best improve my life so that I can build something that is lasting. If my internal supports are collapsing, then what's the point? And to me, family is a huge part of that support. It's important to have both people and community in your life that you can rely on when you're facing hard times or need advice for how to move forward. I want to encourage all of you to take some time this weekend to not only connect with your family, but also reflect on some of the things they've taught you over the years: What are their values? How do they express them? What lessons have they learned that they want to pass down to you? This knowledge will be helpful whether or not your family is still around by your side. Sometimes there are people in our lives who we love and respect, but for one reason or another, w

Mind's Eye (sample)

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Imagine a community that truly understands itself. A community where people know what they're good at, and understand how to help others be the best they can be. That's what we're building, one person at a time, with the Five Parts of Being, key to our organization's mission of creating a more unified and empathetic society. You can't build unity without first having a strong bond of understanding amongst each other. That's why we start by asking everyone to learn about their individual strengths and passions—and we give them the tools to do it, with our 5-part framework for your soul. Through understanding your soul, you can unlock your potential in all kinds of wonderful ways. Follow

Always Opportunities for Teaching and Learning (sample)

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Sharing knowledge is not about the quantity of information given, but how that information is received and used. We should always strive to learn something new or different when we can. It is a great disservice to yourself to assume that you know everything there is to know, and this can be seen in your attitudes towards those who may seem different from you. If you refuse to learn from the fool what not to do, or from the wise man how something is supposed to be done, then you are without a doubt a fool yourself. If you assume that there is nothing you can learn from someone or some situation, then you will only hinder your own growth. You will be ignorant of what has been shared with you, and also shut yourself off from learning anything new about yourself or about your community as a whole. When you go into any exchange with an open mind and heart, ready to listen and ask questions in order to challenge ourself, then everyone benefits. We should encourage questions and a sense of re

Tribe Talk 1

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This is an episode of Tribe Talk that we use at GNJMedia to talk about current events as we focus on our culture and principles. We focus on the positives and negatives that are happening in the world today, sometimes with humor and other times with a serious tone. Today we are doing a converstaion about relationships, intergration, as well as give a tutorial on using Canva. I believe that we will do more shows like these where I can teach a basic skill using the programs that I use to create my show. Follow us on telegram to get more: https://t.me/GNJTribe

Digging in with Imani (6 ways to strengthen your relationship with Imani) Sample

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The principle of Imani is all about faith. In the Nguzo Saba, faith is defined as: "To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle." Imani is the strongest bond you can have with your tribe. It's about trusting that you're on the right path for yourself, even when it's hard to see—and knowing that others are working hard to help you get there. Here are seven ways we've found to strengthen your relationship with Imani in your tribe: 1. Have faith in yourself—believe in your own strengths, and in your ability to find strength when you need it. 2. Have faith in your family—believe in them, believe they will support you and be there for you. Believe they are doing the best they can. 3. Have faith in those who came before you—know that those who came before you are still working hard to make things better for you and your community through their work on this earth and beyond it.

"Let There Be" 7 ways to ceate the life you want

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Tell Your Story On Purpose

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Once you understand that your personal narrative is the best asset you have, and you freely share it with others, you become an even more valuable resource for the world. You will find yourself in situations and circles of people who you never dreamed possible. You'll be invited to speak on stages all over the world, consult with thought leaders and influencers, and do things you never thought possible. Sharing your story is a powerful way to connect with other people. It's also a great way to stand out in a crowded marketplace by showing people who they are working with. Your story will be a bridge over the chasm between where you are now, and where you want to go next. There are many ways to share your story: through speeches at events; writing a blog; doing interviews; or making videos and posting them on YouTube or Facebook Live. If there's one thing I want you to take away from this post, it's that sharing your story is not optional anymore. If you want to live an

Sowing and Reaping (7 Ways to unleash the power of reciprocity) sample

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"How can we overcome failure if not through action?" Today we are called to look at the power within the cycle of reciprocity. The power to overcome failure, the power to lead yourself and those around you, and the power to build strong communities that break the shackles of poverty. The cycle of reciprocity is built on a fundamental truth: Sow what you want to reap. What this means is if you want to reap something in your life, you must sow it first. As Marcus Garvey would say: "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." So first we must understand where we come from and what our history has been in order to change our future. It is our goal today to learn more about the roots of reciprocity so that we can continue to sow seeds of success for ourselves and others. In order for us to create a healthy environment for our children, there must be an understanding that we have all sown some good and some bad i

You Are Not

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Let's talk about what you are not on this Ujima day. Many of us have been caught within the mask we have to wear to survive, and we have worn them for so long that we have forgotten that they are masks. Our belief becomes so strong that we start to believe that people's reactions to the mask we wear is actually a reaction to us. When in fact they are actually reacting to what we are pretending to be. You are not your job, you are not your car, you are not how much money you have in the bank. You are not your problems. You are not your age. You are not what other people think about you. You are not your past. You are here now, and everything else is just a thought and a story. You are what you choose to be right now. You can choose to drop the mask and start being yourself right now or you can choose to keep wearing the mask and keep pretending until it kills you (literally). Come over to GNJMedia and learn the definition we use for the Self: Follow

Reaching For An Impossible Dream

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To dream is to believe in you. To believe that you can achieve something, despite the odds. It takes courage to reach for what seems undoable, and audacity to attempt it anyway. Few people are comfortable with ideas that are different or unconventional. Yet, there are some who don't check their dreams at the door when they come knocking; those who dare to imagine a better future for themselves and everyone else! They're the creative thinkers and doers who know that ideas aren't just about words on a page — they're about actions in the world. Reaching for what seems impossible is risky business. But then again, anything worth doing is challenging. The best way to live is not easy. You may have to deal with difficult people, situations, or circumstances. But you can't let them dissuade you from reaching for that which inspires you most: great ideas that make a difference! And we're not talking about just having them — we're talking about making them happen! So

5 Reasons To Set Up Rituals In Your Life

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To start with, rituals are an important part of any and all success. Now you might be thinking, "Oh wow this guy is going to get all religious on us" Not quite. Rituals are a way that we focus our energies towards a desired outcome and they are definitely not just for religious folks. The thing about rituals is that anyone can do them, and you don't have to have any religious beliefs to use them-actually it's better if you don't have religious beliefs when it comes to doing rituals. If you are starting out on the path of personal development my book ``The Player's Pyramid" would be a great place for you to start and then after reading my book it would be good to start reading other books on personal development. Once you understand how rituals work in your life they can be an incredibly powerful tool to help you achieve whatever you desire. Some of the things that might be keeping you from setting up some rituals in your life right now might be: 1.) You
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We have the power to create our lives. Our creativity (kuumba) is a tool that will build us up and help us achieve the impossible when we take the time to learn to use it properly. Unfortunately many have allowed their creativity to be either hijacked and used by others, or have allowed themselves to be mastered by creativity rather than master it. When this happens, we become people who are either slaves to others' opinions or slaves to our own egos; when we master our creativity, we are able to use our power of creation (kuumba) as intended –to make our lives a better place for ourselves and others. If you want your life to reflect what you intend, start by taking charge of your ideas. Your ideas can manifest in any form you choose, but there's no guarantee they will manifest in the form you want unless you nurture them through every step of development. The first step is transforming your ideas into actionable steps. You may have heard the saying "an idea without action

Can you teach your Nia

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At GNJMedia we encourage the idea of learning something new every day — and I am all for personal growth. However, there is something that takes an already important part of our practice to a higher level. Teaching what you have mastered to others and seeing them flourish, is where real personal growth happens. If a tree fell in the woods and no one was there to hear it, did it make a sound? If you are able to teach students through your knowledge of your nia and they can do what you do as well or better than you, then they have become a master. And that’s because I believe that when we teach someone something, we assume responsibility for their actions with the knowledge we just gave them. We know that when someone learns from us, they are going to make their own way with what they just learned — and if we’ve done our job right, they will be using our knowledge in ways that are more advanced than what we first taught them. In other words: We can get out of the way and let them take of

Using Ujamaa To Overcome Fear (sample)

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I think we could all agree, at the least abstractly, that we want to live in a world without fear. Let's break it down and go on a run-through of some ideas, principles and practices which are fundamental to overcoming fear. Then maybe you'll see why you should take a closer look at the principle of Ujamaa, and how it's intersection with other principles helps us overcome fear and build friendship through the proper use of reciprocity and gratitude. The first idea I'd like to bring up is Ma'at, which is roughly equivalent to the western idea of justice - but with an important distinction. Ma'at wasn't about punishment or vengeance; it was about restoration, harmony and balance. One way to think about it is this: when someone violates a boundary, they have knocked the system out of balance, and Ma'at is there to restore that balance by restoring that boundary. If someone steals your bike, Ma'at seeks not to punish them as much as it seeks to return yo