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Experience Matters

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  Experience Matters I love this story because it stresses the power of experience. The mother is looking over her chicks and raising them up and from her bag of experience she not only taught them a powerful lesson, but also those of us who read the story. The moral of the story is “Self help is the best help” which is a powerful statement on its own, but the lesson I learned from the story was take time and learn from your elders. The lark in the story through observation had learned the ways of man. Through her observation she knew exactly when to flee. Even though her young ones were ready she knew that they had time to put more weight on, and eat before it was too late. This type of experiential learning is not only a lesson for the young, but is also a lesson for the old. Are you an elder that can present the young with good advice because you have truly observed the world and participated in it. Are you giving sound advice to the young so that they can build up their mental libr

Practice & Play Your Position

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Practice & Play Your Position Introduction Leaders, we need to practice and play our position. In 2020, the definition of a “Leader” has changed so much. Everyone seems to call themselves a leader these days. How many times have you heard someone say “I’m not a leader”? Yet somehow people who consider themselves not a leader are leading entire teams! They are managing budgets and have reports on the org chart that report to them! I feel like the term leader needs to be defined again! Leaders don’t sit around and wait for things to happen. Leaders make things happen. You don’t have to do it all. Remember: you don’t have to do it all. You don’t have to be the lead and play every single position on your team. You can play one role in a variety of ways, and that's perfectly fine! Don't worry about what other people are doing, or how they're playing their positions—just focus on the best way for YOU to play YOUR position. You can’t do it all. You can’t do it all. Focus on wh

#NguzoSabaChallenge 5

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#NguzoSabaChallenge 5 Great Nia: I have made it to day five of my fast, and we are in the last week of the 3rd cycle in the year of Kuumba. I know that is a mouth full, but for those that are serious about making the change this is one of the keys that we are sharing with you. Being on the day of Nia, we have to surround ourselves with meaning. We have to eliminate accidents, and begin to grasp the knowledge that is around us that can help us build the “Best Life”. I just defined how the time cycle for our challenges work, and I will post up a sample of the calendar so that you can see for yourself. We are very serious here at Gye-Nyame Tribe, we are are her to help you build your and your tribes life, but we have to get you to the point of understanding the power of Nia, and learn to not only define (Kujichagulia), but put a purpose on everything around you. Especially things that you use daily. That is what we  did with conquering the days of the week, the weeks of the year, and the

Creating, living, & Defending The Best Life

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  Creating, living, & Defending The Best Life Great Nia: Peace Fam! Before we jump into this article I want to make sure that the readers understand how this system works, With this system the goal is to expand the way that we look at the Nguzo Saba, Each principle has to be explored through all of the other principles, that way we can create discussions, get new ideas, and develop a deeper understanding of our principles. Sometimes it appears to me that we allow these principles to lie stagnant for 358 days, and in late December pull them out of their holding pins and celebrate. Not here!!! At Gye-Nyame Journey we have discovered the power behind these principles and have figured out how to use them in building community, and that goes farther than just being able to memorize the meaning. We have constructed a 7 week cycle wherein you can sharpen your skills through looking at the principles through the other principles, and spark the creation of a new understanding that you can u

Create Your Work

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  Create Your Work Great Ujima: We are here to talk about using our Kuumba to create the thing that we do to make a living. We have to begin to use our Kuumba to create our work. We have all these marvelous principles waiting to serve us, but we are too busy serving others to realize the power that we have at our disposal. Combining the principle of Kuumba with the principle of Ujima as we get to do on this day gives us a look at the true power of this combination. The angle we will hit today is creating a system in which we are able to work for ourselves and serve the community at the same time.  “Join me today on Ujima in creating the new, meaningful and fulfilling careers for yourself and your family” We have talked about the importance of living a systematic life (verse from AOTL), but now let’s look at constructing a system that can work for us, rather than selling all of our time to someone else’s system. Right now most of us are involved in building up other peoples lifestyle at

The Nucleus Of Imani

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  The Nucleus Of Imani Today we will be talking about the nucleus of Imani. Imani is the base of the system that we talk about in Gye-Nyame Journey. Any principle that is used without Imani will be rendered useless. We have to build up the Imani in the system by practicing it on a regular basis. This means that we have to structure the practice so that Imani flows out of us automatically. Once again we have to begin setting up ways that we can activate this principle even when we are seeking and find our why. “We know that unless the practice is working for you, it's useless. That's why we're taking time today to build Imani into your life.” When we find our Nia it is like being in a dark room blind folded and we have to figure out how to get out to share what we have with the world. In this situation the only thing that can get us out is the Trust (Imani) that we have in our senses. The reason it is setup like this is to test if we are worthy of what we seek. We have to be

Kuumba & Purpose

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  Kuumba & Purpose Great Kuumba: Being on Nia requires us to be able to adjust our plans, and a lot of times this may happen in the midst of action. This means that of course we have to have a close relationship with Kuumba. Kuumba is directly linked to our intuition which allows us to plug into the ancestral realm, and pull on wisdom much older than we are. Kuumba will begin to flow in us as we establish our Imani in ourselves, and begin to trust our skills. This happens because in the pursuit of our Nia we begin to practice, and from the practice we develop the confidence in our skills, and this allows us to fall in the “Zone”. This is also described in the  literature as the flow state. When We are able to reach this state in the pursuit of our purpose we can begin to release our creativity. The act of creation feeds on confidence, and the flow state happens because we have done the work necessary to move on to a kind of auto pilot, and since we don’t have to focus on what we ar

Breaking The Cycle

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  Breaking the Cycle  Great Nia Great day FAM, we have made it to the day of Nia in the week of Nia, and now we have to look at Nia through the eyes of Nia. Wow, I didn’t think about this until I sat down on my keyboard and started pounding out this blog. The Purpose of purpose. Why do we do what we do? Are you living a life on purpose or are you living on accident. Do you Know why you are doing and pursuing what you are doing and pursuing? Sounds like stupid questions, but many people when asked can not answer these questions outside of using the term “I have too”. Many of us are trapped in a cycle of accidents, and don’t know how to get out! So here is where we continue the process. Looking at the ways in which we can break the cycles that we are presently in. If you have started building on the ideas that we have been sharing for the last few weeks, you will eventually begin to see changes within yourself, and eventually you begin to affect the environment that you are in. Remember