Showing posts with label kwanza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kwanza. Show all posts

Friday, April 7, 2017

Daily Toast- Nia 46171 (Helping Others Find There Nia Through A Challenge)

Peace FAM:
I greet you on this beautiful Day of Nia. I am up and ready to get at the world. I have recently launched the 21 Day Nguzo Saba Challenge, and I feel good. I have Identified my purpose and now I have found a mechanism to share it with the world. Click the link and allow me to help you identify your purpose, or if you know your purpose already allow me to help you intensify your pursuit. It is time that we stop living our lives according to other peoples rules. Especially when those others base their economic growth on your failure. Nia is the day where we are able to refocus our efforts and get after what it is we were born to do. Stop wasting the little bit of time you have on this earth making others reality better, future secure. Let's begin to plug into our true power and unleash it on the world. This is exactly why I have developed the challenge. I have spent my life watching my people struggle under others banners, we learned the language and that wasn't enough. We picked their corn, cotton, sugar and tobacco, and that wasn't enough. We walked away in abject poverty asking and receiving nothing, and that wasn't enough. We got their education, and that still was not enough. Now it is time that we start moving in our purpose, on purpose. It is time for us to begin building our intuition, mind, emotions, spirit, and body so that we can use them for our own growth. I now this type of talk makes some of you nervous, but please understand that when we start to rise by developing ourselves so does everyone else. We have to focus on us first. This means moving forward to some of our traditions. This means applying nation building principles every day. This means moving in and on purpose. This means taking the time to evaluate your life and identifying who and what is adding and multiplying in your life and pulling them closer, but being brave and strong enough to remove those who are subtracting from you, and bringing division.
I set out years ago to develop something that could help people, and bring value in their life, and it all came together in my 49th year of life. I started the Nguzo Saba Challenge, I began making videos everyday, I started making "That Ambrosia", I started doing my axe' breath almost everyday, I started forcing my self into a cold shower, I started sharing the proverbs, and folktales that have been helping me through my adult life, and began seeing changes. After going through my notes, journals, diaries , and writings I started to notice that they all were pointing to me doing exactly what I am doing now; Sharing with you. Helping you identify the power that is lying in you waiting for you to begin paying more attention to it. So take the time to read over the challenge and sign up, it is free and you receive plenty of extras, suggestions of things to do, and food for thought.
Also I will begin broadcasting the Daily Toast live at 4:30am on FB live Umoja-Nia (only FAM will understand what I just wrote on Kuumba and Imani TBD, but it will go down. I know that most of you wont be up, but the toast is for those that want to take a few minutes to salute their personal ancestors. I need to stress that during this particular post we pour for our direct relatives. Those that want to participate or just watch tune in. If one of your ancestors touch your heart shot them out over the time line, and if I see it I will send a shout out. I am planning to limit this toast to 15 minutes so that I can finish production for my YouTube video. I also realize that some of you may not understand why I would toast my ancestors everyday, and that is cool stick around long enough with me and you will learn why. I also need to explain that these will not be typical libations. Instead of pouring them outward we will be pouring them inwards. We will start by drinking a glass of water together to jump start the body, at least those who see that value in what I am doing will. Next after the water we will toast our ancestors with a healthy drink, I personally use "That Ambrosia", but you can use some herbal tea, fresh juice, water, and etc..
I also need to mention that challenge can start at your leisure. I just provide the information, but I must mention that whenever you start the best day to do so is Umoja,  just to get you lined up with the rest of the group.
Nuff said
Peace & 1hunidyears

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Daily Toast- Umoja 227171



We have made it to another Umoja, and almost made it through another month. We are going strong with these toast, and by now you should be seeing the effects. Umoja is the point in our principle system where all of the principles we have been working on come together to produce results. Today take some time to notice where the principle Umoja has been working in your life. Where have things been coming together for you. Umoja is unity, but also on this day we deal with the Maatic principle of Truth, and the Hermetic Law of Mentalism.
Speaking of the Law Of Mentalism, let's explore this law throught the lense of Umoja. The principle of Umoja reminds that everything is connected and and interdependent. If we take this as Truth (Maat) we can take our principles to another level.  The Law of Metalism states that "Everything is mental, and everything is a mental creation of the All", now this means that the entire Creation is formed through mental energy. Mental energy proceeds from the mind, and can be manipulated with mind. Our Creator is described as the The All in all, in the hermetic writings, and this mean that this All is within you. This "All" is waiting to be activated by you, the only thing that is preventing this is your lack of unity within yourself, and your lack of consciousness. We can look back at the proverb that has been spurring me this week, "Awake out of thy suffering, O thou who liest prostrate! Awake thou! Thy head is in the horizon". I know that I have been on this for the last few days, but the truth (Maatic principle) rings so loud for me that I want, better yet I need you to get it. In our unconscious state, our walking sleep we miss out on the power that lie within us. We our lying prostrate suffering, but why are we suffering. We suffer because we do not realize that all of the pain, torment, horror, sadness, and grief are creations of our own making. We are caught within a mental illusion that is being cast over us, by ourselves. In our prostrate postion we can not see this, and others take advantage of our lack of site. They profit from our suffering, not because they have escaped the trap, but because their illusions have convinced them that they can releave some of their suffering by tormenting others, but it doesn't.
When we as individuals, and groups begin to rise from our prostrate positon, by unifying the five elements of our being (IMESP), and become conscious of where, when, and most importantly who we are, the shackles fall off and the suffering ceases. So on this powerful day once again let's focus on getting our mind right, and learn to master the other elements within us, so that we can turn this world from what it is to what we and our children need it to be.
Nuff said
Peace & 1hunidyears

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Daily Toast- Kuumba 225171

Oh my, we have made it to another kuumba, and I am wore out. The flame of my Nia is burning me up and I can't stop. The powerful thing that I have realized about Kuumba is the fact that it sits between Nia & Imani. In my book the Player's Pyramid we progress through the Nguzo Saba backwards. For Gye-Nyame Imani is the base upon which the rest of the principle sits. kuumba is next in the progression. This demonstrates to all those on the gye-Nyame Journey that  in order to create we have to have a strong belief in our ability to create. on the top of Kuumba, We have the fire of Nia, which we spoke about yesterday. The consciousness that activates Nia is good, but it only becomes great when we are abl to apply our Kuumba to the new information that our consciousness brings to our awareness. It is our Kuumba that allows us to take advantage of the opportunities that the beacon of Nia brings our way. Believe it or not the universe conspiring to move you toward your greatness. Our Kuumba is the key that open those doors. Through the proper use of Kuumba we can see beyond what our eyes and the world projects. We can see the possibilities that those who are not aware miss. We can see heaven in hell, and victory in despair. We can mutate and transform all things thrown at us. A perfect example of the power of Kuumba is HipHop. You had young people trapped in a world not of their making, in situations that were deplorable, but still they were able to give birth to something beautiful. They demonstrated the power of alchemy, they took the base metal of their lives and transmutated it into something precious.
Family take some time today, and reflect upon Kuumba, and open your heart. Have faith in your self (Imani), and "Awaken from thy suffering", and become aware of where you are and who you are. Open up your heart and get to creating. The only thing that is stopping You is you.