Showing posts with label ujamaa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ujamaa. Show all posts

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Ujamaa 21121-5

 

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Ujamaa 2421-5

 

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Power Of Bitter

Peace FAM:
The bitter parts of life help build us up, and prepare our body and mind for the goodness that eventually will come. We have been trained to avoid the bitter. We are told not to complain, and to grin and bare it, we must monitor what we say and how we say it to make sure we don't spit out bitter words. We are surrounded by food that are packed with sugar and if we go to any grocery store we will be hard pressed to find something bitter. We have advanced humanity to a point where we can possible go a life time and never experience bitter word, or bitter food. We have reached the pinnacle of civilization, for now we can shelter the members from all the bitter that life has to offer. This process is complete but we have lost a lot in this trade, and many may want to go back and make some adjustments in our lives. Bitter helps us grow, and it strengthens us. It helps get our creativity unstuck, just like physical bitters jump starts our immune system, and stimulate digestion.
The Toast went for almost 40 minutes today, I just was in the flow, and let it all out. I mixed in some stories, as I led up to the point of discussion. Tune in and let me know what you think. If you are interested in getting the African Bitters I will post a link:Gye Nyame Black Seed Bitters with Moringa 16 oz (Detox Beverage)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 525171 "The Spook Who Sat By The Door"

Peace FAM:
I apologize for being behind. Today I didn't have to go to work, and I laid down and been chillin all of this Nia day. On Ujamaa I was moved to do an Old School movie review on a film that I believe does not get the credit it deserve. The Spook is not only a classic but a one of a kind tale that should be firmly posted in every revolutionaries heart. This is movie that introduce us to the idea of struggle, and the possibility of victory if we stick to our principles and training. When I first heard about this movie from my elders I went on the hunt for it, and it took years for me to find it. When I finally got my hands on it, I could not believe what I was seeing. The link to the movie is on the YouTube video, and I look forward to having a discussion about the film after you have taken the the time to see it. Let's Build!!!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 54171 "Unproductive Behaviors"

Peace FAM:
SelfMastery is about constantly looking at ourselves, and evaluating what we need , and what we need to change. This is a constant struggle, and it can be painful, but as our ancestor Amos Wilson taught us "It is a child that fears pain". So today I decided to look at the idea of unproductive behaviors. Do you have any?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 413171 (5-6-7 a new way of seeing the world)

Peace FAM:
It is time for us to begin looking at the world with new eyes. Understanding GNJ's 567 system and applying it to your life will change the world for you. We are suffering because we have been miseducated about ourselves. We are taught about all the limits, and thrust into a world not of our or our ancestors making. As African people we have existed on the periphery of this world long enough, and it is time for us to grab the cover of our culture. Culture is the soul of a people, and a people without soul are zombies. Walking the earth soulless doing the bidding of their masters. The recent addition of zombies eating brains, and as brainless consumers is recent to the zombie lore. The original concept of a zombie was someone that was put up under a curse and was forced to serve. Although the brainless consumer was a great addition. We are caught in the zombie zone, serving others with no benefit to ourselves, but it is now time for us to change this paradigm.
Today is the glorious day Ujamaa and on this day we are looking at the unused resource of our culture. Culture is a powerful weapon against oppression, and this is why ours was destroyed and the parts they could not destroy they discredited. We are made to believe that culture is just about where we are from, some historical high notes that we can brag about,  clothes we wear, and etc.. Once again we have been deceived. As I stated earlier culture is the soul of the people, and from this soul arises a peoples worldview, ways of living, economic life, political life, social rules, education, way and rules of war (dealing with enemies of culture), how to deal with interpersonal relationships, diet, and spirituality. All of these things flow through the culture, which is why we need to get back to our culture. We are existing in this cold world without the blanket of our culture to protect us. Culture is a living thing that has to be used and protected if not it will suffer and die. Once again I have to mention that The 21 Day Nguzo Saba Challenge is GNJ's attempt to bring our culture to consciousness, this is where the 5-6-7 comes from. My Culture has revealed to me that the human being is composed of 5 parts, and each part must be attended to for us to come into power. The 5 parts work together to help us receive and decipher information and experiences we face in the world. Within the 5, ideas and symbols are able to take root, as well as be created. The 5 for those that do not know are Intuition, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Physical parts of our being. When these 5 parts are activated and worked by the user they empower the user to begin to make changes in how they chose to live. The 5 when combined can generate the power to free the owner from the hold of the alien spirit that is running rampant in our communities, The 6 is the primary emotions that we experience on the road of life. This was introduces to me by brother Wakesa and his wife sister Afiya from the AYA educational Institute. The primary emotions are Mad, Sad, Scared, Joyous, Peace, & Power. With just a basic understanding on how these emotions work you can change how you interact in the world. When properly seen and listened to emotions begin not only the fuel of action, but a guiding mechanism to your true state which is Peaceful, Powerful, and Joyous. Lastly we have 7 principles that when applied helps resurrect the user and empowers them to move toward liberation, and a true Warrior State.
Checkout the video let me know what you think and "Let's build"
Nuff said
Peace, Power, Joy & 1hunidyears

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 46171 (Misplaced Emotinal Energy)

Peace FAM:
Pardon the lateness, but the files with the effects are bigger than I imagined and this one took 2 hours to upload, so that throws off my time table and I have to wait for a break to post. Break time and today is moving in slow motion for me. I am struggling on the warrior diet, because my body is telling me that it wants to eat, but it is more of a want than a need. Yesterday I ate my meal, and could not finish it. This was shocking because I thought I was hungry then as well. Taming the body is a Herculean task but I am up for it. I know you are reading this wondering what does the warrior diet have to do with today's topic. I am discovering that I am eating to feel emotional lacks in my life. Eating gives me a sense of comfort. Like many of you who will take the Challenge, you will begin to discover new things about yourself, and you will begin to recognize where you are wasting alot of energy. Our emotions are the driving force in our lives, and if we don't learn how to harness them they will tear us apart. Now I need to make myself clear, I am not talking about shutting them down, and pretending we don't have them. I am talking about learning to use them, I dare to say even aim them. Yes your emotions can be aimed and utilized to push you toward your goals. Our ancestors did it, and our enemies are presently using it against us. When you don't have emotional control over yourself you leave a untapped energy source that others will strive to use. Groups have emotional energy as well and can be guided and manipulated to benefit others. This is what is happening to us as individuals and as groups. we invest energy into all sorts of endeavors that do not benefit us. I am simply suggesting that those that are reading this and in Gye-Nyame Journey should be learning ways to harness the emotional energy of ourselves, our tribe, our community, and others to move us to our greatness.
Nuff said
Peace & 1hunidyears

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Daily Toast- 316171 Ujamaa (Stop Hindering)

Peace FAM
The proverb of the week is "Let shame come over those who hinder the rising of the dead", are you a hinderer. Are you stopping the raising of the dead in your life, by not sharing the resources that you have.  Let's discuss and Let's Build!!!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 38171 (You Inc.)

Peace Fam:
Taking my time to review the proverb of the week , and attemping to connect it with the principle of the day. "Right practice is true knowing", in this practice is the key. The question I want my family to focus on is what are you practicing daily. We have to begin to look at ourselves as vaulable businesses, that have a story to tell. Many of us our not active in building our brand because deep down inside we may feel that we are not worthy. Wake up and face the fact that many of your struggles were not given to you for just you, but to teach others. Get up and begin to share your most powerful resource beside your time, yourself and your story.  Let's bring to practice living, and sharing our life lessons. We have been born in a time where we can leave tons, of information for our children and for those in need. Stop wasting your time and your storage space on looking for the next fight, and point the camera at your life and begin to record history in the making. Don't be shy because according to the news you are being recorded anyway, so why not save a life, inspire someone's spirit that may be weak, and maybe build a business. It's happening everyday, why not for you?
Nuff said
Peace & 1hunidyears

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Daily Toast- Ujamaa 32171 (Stop wasting resources)

Great Ujamaa:
We will begin moving into a new phase of the #nguzosabachallenge, I will begin to focus more on some resources that I have been wasting when it comes to doing these videos. I have been jumping right over the proverbs and folktales that I podcast about weekly rather than using their wisdom to help with these daily post. I am guilty of wasting two powerful and overlooked resources in the universe. The first and most important resource that we all have access to is time. By me not helping you as well as my self focus on the words of our ancestors during our morning toast I have been wasting your time. I would do FFGF on Kujichagulia, and then Tribal Quotes on Ujima, and then jump into a discussion of the principles the following morning and rarely pull on the wisdom that came during the shows. This from my view is a terrible waste of time. Rather than helping you get a deeper understanding of the principle through the wisdom of the ancestors, I would randomly discuss issues, robbing you of an opportunity to go deeper with concepts that could help you more rapidly change your life. For this I apologize. From here on out I will be picking a single proverb or folktale to use during the week to demonstrate how the teachings of our Ancestors line up with the Principles as well as with life.
The second resource have I have been squandering into the discussion above, and it is the wisdom of our ancestors. transmitted to us through proverbs, quotes, and stories. I will not be guilty of this again. From this day forth I will be picking a single quote, proverb or story to focus our daily toast through. This week the proverb is "Say the knowledge holders, true home is the place which the sun breaks."
During the video I discuss 3 wasted resources that you can start pulling on to improve your life. the first one is of course time. Freedom, prosperity, joy, relationships, and health all require time. So if we are going to be serious about building we have to begin to become more economic with our resources.
The second resource that we are allowing to waste is our relationship with Mystery. Many of us are restless in life because we believe that everything needs answers, when the fact is that they don't. It is the mystery that gives our beautiful universe it's power. Now I'm not saying just be satisfied and lay around and be joyfully ignorant. Explore the mysteries for yourself embrace them and allow your being to dwell on these. It was once said that "when you peer into the abyss, the abyss peers into you". peer into to these mysteries and allow yourself to be caught in the magic of the moment. from these moments will come periods of peace and power that you can use in your life.
The last resource that we allow to go unused is the wisdom of our elders. Many of us have Elders in our life that have knowledge and wisdom that we can use to overcome obstacles. For Elders, our future is their past and they can give us short cuts or insights that are powerful.
Checkout the video let me know what you think. Remember to like, subscribe and more importantly share. Remember to help me reach 200 subscribers, Let's Build!!!
Nuff said
Peace and 1hunidyears..

Thursday, February 23, 2017

DailyToast- Ujamaa 223171 (This $#!+ IS HARD)

I have set a difficult challenge for myself. I plan to create at least 1 video a day. I was doing great till early this morning when I fell asleep during my workout. I have it on video and it is hilarious, but it demonstrates that this shit is hard. Setting up the shot, testing new angles, creating new intros, writing for each show, remembering what I say to put in to the description, creating post for my site, podcasting twice a week, and etc.. Please take notice that this issue lines up with the principle of the day. I have to more effectively use my personal resources to make this new addition to my lifestyle work. Just as many of you who have made changes in your life have to also do. The idea about taking a challenge is that you will receive push back, you will find wholes in your game, and weaknesses will be exposed, but it is all toward your greatness. Don't be ashamed, take your feedback and use it in your continuing efforts to build.
Back to the video: the two resources that I discuss in this video, that I beleive we are not focused enough on building are the body and the mind. These are two resources that we definately need to master and apply to building up our personal and community economy. Watch and let me know what you think.