Showing posts with label spiritual laws. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spiritual laws. Show all posts

Friday, June 29, 2012

"It Is Time For You To Leave"

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. Today people need to learn when to move on, but the problem is that in modern society the master and the student become attached. The student is to scared to snatch the pebble or even try, and the master is to connected to his ego to even let the student attempt. Modern life has ruined the master student relationship.
The student after years of preparation fears the next step because it is a mystery. They doubt their abilities  and cling to their master as if their life depends on it. They do not want to face the world as the hero Kwa Chain Caine in Kung fu the series did. The unknown and instability that is in the world  scares them deeper into their temples, and they refuse to leave not knowing that they are robbing the world of the gifts they have been blessed enough to receive.
The master holds on to the students in order to boost their ego, and to fill the void of emptiness that occurs naturally when we release someone or something we care about, also unaware of the damage that they inflict on the world or themselves. By not releasing the student on their Journey the master robs themselves of the opportunity to instill their teachings on someone new. This only occurs when the master is able to face the void of emptiness and trust that the universe will fill it.
Although all this talk about masters and students may throw you off, please understand these are dilemmas that happen everyday in this society. Although the titles have changed the idea remains the same. We all need to learn when it is time for us to leave a person, relationship, partnership, business, job, and etc.. We need to be willing to take the test of snatching the pebble from the hand of our teachers, and go out into the world and share our gifts. Yes it is frightening, and it is supposed to be. The  mystery we feel are further lessons that will move us to Mastery. As teachers we also need to know when to test our students and if need be force them into the world so that they can test their skills. We must be able to face the void that is left welcome it and wait for our next journey with a new student to begin.
So going back to the clip "when you are able to snatch the pebble from my hand it will be time for you to leave" years of study and achievement happens, and you stand before your boss, partner, emotions, and you snatch the pebble. Don't fear be confident in what you have learned and Know that " it is your time to leave!!"

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Final Goodbye

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. Should I mourn? Should I celibrate that he is moving on to a better place?
"I feel his chest and my hand hits bone where flesh use to be. I rub his head and say a silent prayer for him."
As i walked to the truck to leave my son runs to me and ask me if it is time to go, and I say yes. He is happy and begins to run to the truck. I stop him and tell him that he needs to go say bye to pepa. He goes and returns and ask me " why isn't pepa moving", I take a breath and explains that Pepa is dying. He gives me a blank stare. He doesn't know what that means. I explain the process and in talking with the young Cleven it makes it easier for me to deal with the old Cleven (Pepa) passing on.
I guess the proper way to say goodbye is to rejoice in that person's life, and to help others understand their passing. By talking with my son my Imani was renewed, because even though death is the final mystery, with imani (faith) I know what it is. I cant explain it but having faith (imani) in the process and sharing that makes the final goodbye easier.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Spirituality

Category:Shabd pathsImage 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 there.

So strive to connect with those in your life. go out into nature, enjoy a sunrise, marvel at a waterfall, Hug your children or a tree, compliment a co-worker, or cheer someone up. Strive to connect with the enviroment you are in. Stop confusing spirituality with book sense, they are two different things. Some of the most intelligent people, are the most unconnected individuals. They can recite entire books, quote scripture, but can not feel any of it. They can breeze threw your town and hype everyone up,but have a conversation with them and you will understand what I mean. Stop being lead astray, seek the Spirit, and the spirit will find you.
HINT: look outside the city, to intensify your experience!!!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Synchronicity in "A Thousand Words!!!"

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 representing the guru's latest book. From here the story gets really interesting. Murphy's character pretends to be a follower of the guru and sneaks into his compound to convince the guru to allow him to be the agent to represent his new book. During the conversation Murphy's character is cut by  bodhi tree which forms a mystical bond with the lead character. The connection that is formed connects Murphy and the tree, and with every word that Murphy speaks a leaf falls from the tree, and both the tree and the main character begins to die.
This is a powerful movie and it uses the Heroes Journey model well (separation, initiation, death, and rebirth) the main character is forced to face his fears, surrender, and basically die, and is reborn as a new person with a new view on life.
Now I know you are probably asking what does this have to do with synchronicity, maybe nothing for you, but for me this movie fell on my lap in the right place at the right time. One of the ways that the universe communicates with those on their Journey is through synchronicity. Synchronicity is defined as "the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible casual connection", this movie just happened to be playing at a place where I was, but at this time in my life I needed to see it.
I had to reflect on my life while trying to put this post together at all the other times it seemed like the Creator just dropped something in my life that I didn't know I needed until afterwards. This day and that movie was one of those times. I have come to the conclusion that synchronicity, deja vue, lucky happenings, and etc., are the tools that the Universe uses to let us know that we are on the right path. I am also sure that they can used to warn us that we are going the wrong way as well. either way I think that we may learn to heed this calls from the Universe and share the lessons and the way they came to us with others to assist them on their personal Journey.
Back to the lesson that I received from the movie. "A Thousand Words" taught me about the power of silence, and becoming still at certain points in our life. Like the main character in this movie I have a tendency to do more talking than true listening. This movie also revealed to me that making room in my life for family is the wrong direction to go. The Main character made room for his loved ones in his life, but he didn't make them part of his life. Making someone part of your life means that you truly share yourself with them rather than just tolerate them in your space.
In my opinion the most important lesson was  the act that the main character was finally able to do that saved his life, and the lives of other characters in the movie ( I won't ruin the movie for you by telling what it was because I would hope that you see it) he spoke these 3 magic words first internally and then finally externally and this freed him and others that had been trapped in some of the illusions that he had erected in his life. This lesson spoke volumes to me and I know for those on the Journey it will speak to you as well so when you get a chance check it out.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Moving Meditation- song from SIMBA

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 Meditation