Showing posts with label wellness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wellness. Show all posts

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Culture & Food- Daily Toast Kuumba 63171

My FAM:
I appreciate your eyes & the time you spend reading my post. It is amazing that through your dedication and inspiration I have been able to post daily. I thank you a thousand times and pray and toast that our ancestors will push you on your chosen path to success.
Yesterday we had an opportunity to discuss the connection between food and Culture. We were introduced to a field that was created to explore this relationship and with that information I believe help in further conquest of other's Culture.
We explored the difference between one feeding and one eating, and I ask the question which one are you involved with. Because one is directly linked to culture and the other is just about getting energy to work.
Our relationship with food defines us as well as our connection with our ancestors and have direct effects on our health. So take some time and and view this long video ( I promise I am trying to reduce the amount of time I spend on the video but sometimes my passion gets the better of me), so if you like a little passion with your information please Like, Subscribe, and most importantly Share. Remember to also checkout the 21 Day Nguzo Saba Challenge.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"That Death Eating Ambrosia"

As I sit here writing this post I am listening to Miles Davis, and to get some inspiration to write this post,  I picked up "African Openings To The Tree Of life" by Erskine Peters. When that didn't work I thumbed through my Aesop Fables, and now I am able to push through and complete this project. You are probably wondering what does all of those things that I mentioned have to do with the "Death Eater Ambrosia"? Actually everything, all of the individuals I mentioned up above left something very important and that thing is a legacy. I being a NationBuilder, and also being on and in the Journey realize the importance of legacy . It is the mark that we leave to let others know that we were here, and hat we accomplished something in the game of life. Helping others is why I created "That Ambrosia", Legacy is why I write and do my podcast. I am striving to leave a mark. I want my children to be able to look back and know that I left them and their children something, even if that something is nothing but a few books, recordings, and a recipe for a drink. It is my legacy and I will push through. My goal is also to help others establish a legacy for themselves, and this brings us back to "Death Eater Ambrosia". Not only should we want to leave a legacy we should push through life as healthy as possible so that we can enjoy some of the fruit of our labors. "Death Eater" and "That Ambrosia" is the result of years of struggling and thinking on how could I help bring value into others lives. It is said that if you want to be a millionaire figure out how to bring value into the life of millions of people. What better value can I bring into others lives than health. "Th Death Eater" is a true ambrosia, the herbs in this drink are affordable, available for everyone, and powerful. These herbs can be found in your own yard and you don't even have to look hard. These herbs even though they have been poisoned, built over,or crushed under foot, still rise. They refuse to die, in a sense they eat death and just like an immortal being they adapt, overcome, and return as if nothing ever happened. What a powerful metaphor for those on the Journey. These herbs exemplify everything that we should be, so why not use them. Why not tap into the power that these herbs come from, through the herbs themselves. Dandelion and Burdock are such powerful herbs, but they are often overlooked because they are not exotic. After reading up on these herbs I could never figure out how to introduce them to my people. Then "That Ambrosia" was born and now you have it. You can get your dose of these herbs in an affordable drink, and move toward building your legacy in health.
Dandelion also none the pesky yellow flower that destroys the aesthetic of those giant waste of land that we call yards, is incredible. It has been used for years as a home remedy, food, and drink. The
dandelion is known as one of the most versatile herbs on the planet, but yet it rarely gets any credit. this herb is said to be  helpful in your fight with acne, anemia, lack of energy, cancer, spleen, the bones, insomnia, digestion, acid reflux, kidneys, cramps, and bladder problems. It also has been used in folk medicine to break down stones in the system, cleans and builds the blood. It was used to fight colds and flu. Herbalist will also prescribe it to help with Diabetes, and lastly it is said to help in old age. These are a few of the ailments that dandelion is said to be able to help with. I encourage everyone to do there on research and list anything else that you have found out about dandelion.
Next on the list is another unlikely star, that you may find growing in a back alley, and if you find yourself in the bushes you will take some home with you, unknowingly. Burdock forms burs that stick to the material in your close, hair and fur. This is how it is able to travel and spread so quickly. the genius of this plant does not stop there. This plant is edible, and healthy, and if caught early enough the leaves can be eaten without a bitter taste. You have seen it but walked by it, or through it. If you grew up around a garden you will stop look at it to make sure that they are not greens. The root of this plant is incredible. They grow deep into the earth, bringing the nutrients from our holy mother Earth up to us. Herbalist, folk doctors, and shamen have recognized the powerful healing qualities of this plant, and have used it to clean the blood, and by cleaning the blood you become more energetic. It is said that it helps with the kidneys, bladder,cystitis, hemorrhoids, gout, and issues with the tonsils, This herbs also is said to help you loose weight, helps to clean out the digestive system by cleaning out the colon and intestine, helps clear the lungs, and for those of you living dangerously it has also been reported to help get rid of gonorrhea. The  most important story I hear about this super herb is that it helps clean the liver. Burdock is a hard act to follow
If one of your ailments appeared on the list, fret not, you can begin sipping with us. "That Death Eating Ambrosia" will be available to family and friends in the next couple of weeks. We may also provide the fermented tea as well. Now take a minute and review the power of "That Ambrosia" by reading my post about it by clicking the link. Then use your imagination and imagine the power of this elixir when mix in the green tea, the raw unpasteurized honey, and unleash the alchemical magic of fermentation, and we have a tasty power house. For those that want to try the drink feel free to hit me up. Remember that every bottle you buy helps supports the Journey. As a matter of fact I will begin sending bottles to those people who becomes Patrons through our Patreon page, or those that become due paying members of Gye-Nyame Journey. For more information about this product feel free to hit up Brother ha2tim. Now let the NationBuilding begin, we have a product that will bring value to others lives, that is created by our hands, Remember "The Hustle Builds Muscle". Nuff said


Peace & One Hunid Years
Brother ha2tim
Master NationBuilder & Urban Shaman


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Find A Sacred Space

Find a sacred space/
where you can unify your/
Soul, mind and body/

We all need to get away from the hustle and bustle. I have found that it has been important for me to find places of solitude or practice where I can meditate, pray, workout, and etc.. these types of things are best done in sacred spaces, because the act of you declaring them sacred for yourself helps to focus the energy that you produce. Now a major principle that I am using here is Kujichagulia (for more info checkout my book "Player's Pyramid") which gives you the power to define an area sacred for you. By declaring it sacred you open up a space where all the parts of your being can commune (more on this later). Now let's look at two types of sacred spaces:

First let's look at places of solitude. These are places where you can go alone and pull yourself together. These types of places allow you to create the space needed from the world so that you can work on you.
(Examples: personal alter at home, woods, parks, churches, temples, mosque and etc..)
The second sacred place that we can use is a place of practice. This is where we can go and meet with like minded people and do activities that keep us focused on developing ourselves and helping people focus on developing themselves. (Examples: religious service, martial arts, yoga classes, workout groups and etc.)
The idea is to declare these spaces sacred for yourself and respect them accordingly. Use them to further your trek on your personal Journey.
Nuff said
Peace & 1hunidyears