Employment Opportunities Or Nah?

The kingdom of heaven is likened to this story:

The church puts up an ad across popular media sites. The content goes like this: “The world is changed and things aren’t the way they used to be. We are looking for the forgotten mysteries spoken of in the scriptures. We are in dire need of the gifts spoken ages ago through the mouths of the prophets. We need someone (anybody) that can spur this revival and rekindle the fire that was lost. Please help us find our forgotten pool of wisdom as this would heal the world and save all of mankind. Qualified candidates MUST be comely, fully adorned, sane and powerful.”

Shortly after putting up this ad, an empath disguised as a mad man walks into their courts claiming that he had the recipe for their transformation, but he wasn’t allowed to pass through their gates because he wasn’t what they expected: he was naked, dirty, with matted hair and swollen feet. After beating him severely, they chased him out.

It is written in their books that giving of pearls to the swine was forbidden, but because they kicked him out, he kept his fire from them and went to the slums where only a few could find him and then gave the revival recipe to the “useless ones”.

EHYAH says that “My people have put me in a box and then wonder why they’re limited”

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When The Kingdom Falls

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“What happens when the kingdom falls under the ruler ship of the lazy prince? What happens when the prince decides to forsake him kingdom and go on exile?” Lately this are the questions that I have been asking myself. The custom says that the first born prince is heir to the throne. But what happens when he renounces his birthright? Is he selfish for deciding to go on an adventure instead of ruling?

Monarchy isn’t a bitch. The principle that this concept is based on is usually beneficial for the populace. Of course most people want to be royal but they seem to forget that “uneasy lies the head that wears a crown”. I’m not a pessimist but this article would seem like it is discouraging the idea of people claiming their rights as royalty, especially for some of us that are born into royal homes, or have destinies linked to royalty, it is of importance that we consider some of the above questions before embarking on whatever path we choose in life.

The Kings are the first to suffer when the kingdom is under siege. We’re the ones that all the complaints are forwarded to. It is ironic that during peace seasons, we’re usually praised for the abundance and the prosperity that rocks the land. The idea is simple: “As kings, good or bad comes to us first, before it goes to the populace.”

Is there responsibility in kingship? We all know the answer. Is this responsibility tougher than it looks? Hell yeah. So the prince that runs away from his responsibility does have countless of reasons for doing that. He has seen the ups and the downs of ruling the kingdom and he wants out of it. Of course this attempt at running away from his responsibility is usually frowned upon by the royal house and the general population at large. They’ll view him as lackadaisical and unruly. Most will term him as irresponsible. There are two categories of people who wouldn’t look at him that way. The first group are the one that want to claim the throne for their selves. “Oh! If the prince doesn’t want it, it’ll be easier for us to usurp the kingdom and claim it for ourselves” That’s the bane of their thought process. The other category are the ones that think his exile would bring more gain to the kingdom. They’re not after the throne or the glory of kingship, they’re after the glory of the kingdom. The people in this second category are very few.

As inborn princes and princesses, there is actually a bunch load of guidelines to follow. From our birth till the time we start making decisions for ourselves, there seems to be a guided way of doing things. This is a customary thing to do. They’ll tell us that there’s a specific way that we walk. We aren’t supposed to mix with commoners. We’re not supposed to go to specific places.  Down to the clothes we wear, we are always told what to do. What happens when a prince goes outside that custom? He is seen as odd. Why should he be doing the things that commoners do? Why doesn’t he act like his ancestors before him? He is probably cursed they’ll say…

My stand here is quite simple: I’m not against the rules. I think lot of royal bloodlines should obey the rules. But they’ll always be a select few that don’t want the title or the responsibility of being royalty and there’s a need to understand them, from their point of view: they don’t think they deserve it. “Why am I born special when the next person isn’t? Why do I get all this praises and honor because I was born into this bloodline? This is a very humble approach at life right?” (But most of them aren’t like that. Some glory in their positions and embrace it totally. It is said that these proud bloodlines dominate their people and ruin lives.) Anyways the humble ones resent the attention that earnestly comes to them because of their birthright. They resent that they can’t act normal around everyone. It sucks that they’ll always be called upon because of what they carry. That’s why they go on exile. That’s why they avoid their responsibilities as crown princes and princesses.”

Another thing I have realized is that even on exile, they can’t always hide who they are. They can’t be normal still. They always seem to attract more attention in the wild than they used to when they were in the kingdom.  From nature spirits to gods and goddesses, the list of people seeking their attention is always innumerable, whether it be for some good reason or for some bad reason, they all keep coming to them. So where is their peace? Where can they truly find rest from all that’s attached to their birthright? Thus, they try so hard to hide what’s inside of them because of the way they’ll be treated.

Monarchy isn’t a bitch (the same way karma isn’t), that’s why acceptance is the first part of the process. They have got to accept who they are – who they truly are outside of their bloodline. When this part is truly made visible, they can now decide whether to combine that part of their self with their birthright.  They have got to see that their birthright isn’t a curse (yes some princes think it is), it is a gift. And thus accept that with such power comes such responsibility. At the end of the day, they are who they are, and everyone else is too. So own yourself.

Why all of this blabbering? Well, we all have ideas about how royalty looks like. Such biased opinions limits our understanding of these individuals. They’re humans like us and we should first treat them that way before looking at their titles or positions.

Disclaimer: Sorry for using cuss words. To me they are just sentence enhancers.

Random Ranting

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Maria de Naglowska said:

Ah! If you were able to no longer live in yourself and for yourself if it were possible for you to reunite in your consciousness all of the consciousnesses dispersed throughout the world, if your thought could be the thought of all and your feeling the feeling of all, if all humanity were truly concentrated in you, then, yes, you could have been immortal. But then you would be Life (= God) and you would have acted like It: you would have fought against Satan.

The result of it would then have been what you already know: the fragmentation of the centers of power, the individualization of the stars and of their systems, the differentiation among species and races, the isolation, such as you see it, of the human consciousness. And what you would have divided and multiplied would have received, as you are already aware, the satanic will of the Adversary of God (= Life), which tends to the reunion and reunification of the whole universe in the sole, unique Spirit where all is reduced to Nothingness.

Ancient souls

I remember trying to adapt to the new world

I had just been born again into this dimension

But something was different

My mind was still as powerful as it was on Lemuria

So I felt this body I was trapped in

What a young vessel full of vigor

I don’t want to wear it out

 

Ancient souls trapped in young bodies

Trying to figure out why they came back here

Hanging out with humans who are still transcending

Stuck with fools and unlearned people

The fool when he stays silent is considered wise

What happens when the wise stay silent?

We remain silent yet powered

Waiting to pounce on like minds but we stay hungry for eons

 

The struggle is real

Tapping into the forgotten pool of wisdom

Alienates us from the norm

Branded as mad men, our powers are misunderstood

Hanged as sorcerers and mystics, we suffer “the psychosis”

The one forced upon us by the masses

And the vibes that mess up our DNA are continually financed

The air around us suffocates these superhuman gifts

 

The owner of the well has a message for us

Listen to the mystic and flow the path

The unlearned would join the train

So in upholding our identity in a masked world

Our hope is in the brotherhood

Stay the course

They are no more questions that we cannot answer

Stand up and fight for the “useless” ones.

Rise with the overflowing consciousness

Meagan Good is Good

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I recently got involved in a talk with a couple of friends about the way Meagan dresses – by the way my friends are hard core Christians. They kept talking about how it was inappropriate for her to dress or talk about things the way she does as they felt she wasn’t representing the body of Christ the right way, her husband is a pastor and he should know better. He should caution her about the way she dresses and all that. And they seem to get all of this ideology from the Bible.

My view was different. Does it matter how she dresses? Does it even matter if he husband is a pastor? I know a lot of “hard-core” Christian would say that God clothed us after we sinned but I have this question for them – he is omniscient and all knowing, if he knew that they’d eat of the fruit and become aware of their nakedness, why did he make them naked in the first place?

It seems the idea of nakedness scares a lot of people. Men say that they get tempted cause of the way women dress and all that BS. The truth is that the sexual urge has always been there irrespective of how they dress or not, “blaming” them for the way they dress is a sorry excuse for our incapability to tame our urges. We’re kinda related to dogs in this regard.

Nakedness is something that should be embraced. There are certain cultures that have embraced this and some contemporary groups are springing up in support of this idea but the truth I’ve realized is this: “The body is beautiful.” As long as you know this on a deep and personal level, it doesn’t matter what the next person thinks. I know the part of the scripture that “hard-core Christians” would quote. They’d say that if something causes your brother to sin, you’d better stop it for the sake of your brother. And yes this is true as the basis of this is love. But the conventional behind being propagated by the church and other monotheistic religion is based on what men think and not what the female folks think. Right from the Fall of Man to Mystery Babylon in the Book of Revelations, we find that women are the pain in the ass, at least according to the writers of the books. Only certain women are mentioned and praised which seems a little biased to me. Am I a feminist or an activist for women? I’d rather think that I’m not. I stand for truth and right now I think the women deserve more than they’re being given.

Patriarchal systems weren’t always the norm in the ancient societies. The truth is, the earliest god we knew was our mother. She was our source of life and food and everything we needed to survive. But fast forward to certain parts of the biblical calendar, we find that they were treated lower than men. I personally feel that this biased view got imprinted on the minds of the world’s population because of indoctrination and forced religious battles but hey! You don’t have to believe me. Our women were our leaders and our men were the warriors but that has changed now. The men are the leaders and warriors leaving the women as house wives and sexual objects and hey! Religion supports it lol. Its rather convenient. I’m not against this, I just think our current culture has to find a way to make them leaders again, to remove the stereotype of them being sexual objects and see them as more. Should they be homemakers? Yes. Should you want to fuck your wife? Yes. But should she lead you? Hell yeah! That’s what I’m saying.

To me Meagan is getting to a point of fellowship between God and her husband which is a good place for them, fuck what everyone else thinks and let them focus on their relationship. Do other minister’s wives dress like her? No, they don’t and that’s okay. Do they speak like her? No. And that’s perfectly fine. There’s a uniqueness in every relationship and I personally think that she’s got it with her husband. The church is full of so called righteous critics that don’t add to the spiritual growth of souls. Lose this form of godliness and embrace souls as they are. Isn’t that what Jesus did? He accepted you the way you were. He didn’t judge you based on what you had done or were doing or would do. He just accepted you and asked you to follow two rules: Love God, and love your neighbors.

Meagan is just like everyone else. She doesn’t have to be who you think she’s supposed to be cause she’s a Christian or a minister’s wife. She’ll be herself and might come to the point of love at her own pace. Don’t play the role of God by forcing her to change her. Rather listen to what she’s really saying. There’s a lot of truth that could come from that woman or any woman as long as you’re ready to listen and not look at them at the physical level. AT the end of the day, breasts are just breast and ass is just ass, penis and vagina are just the way they are. Stop trying to be religiously correct.

Meagan Good is good.

What Are You Serving Today?

 “You got to know when to leave the table when love is no longer being served”- Nina Simone

Lately I have been thinking about this and its application to my life and the world. From the Pan African point of view (Pan African is different from pro black), we seem to be lacking this sense of judgement. It is said that the Africans are very hospitable to strangers (especially the wrong ones) and we’ve had to pay dearly for this “love”. Our “hospitality” has harmed the continent more than the coons have. Our hospitality has made us embrace a different identity alien to the origin of our people. This space between who we’re meant to be and who we currently are is only to found in the past (in our ancestors). This knowledge seems to be lost cause we opened up ourselves without protecting our core.

The invasion of strangers into the motherland has always been embraced with warmth and friendliness. Our culture permits us to intermix with other people. Why? Because we’re the first ones here. Every other culture are fruits from the African mind; fruits that might have gotten polluted (or not) depending on their people’s relationship with nature and the land. I have no prejudice towards non Africans but one truth remains: ”We have to step out of embracing other people and start embracing ourselves.” At some point in my life, I thought this would actually mean that I was hating on other people but I have also come to accept the idea that only Africans can heal the motherland.  Of course, we might still consider the idea of getting help from non Africans but that shouldn’t be the only solution to our problems. We first have to step out of our “non-African” minds and connect back to our roots.

On a personal level, I haven’t really been able to practice this as I have been on a path that makes me see myself as an extension of the source. I stopped seeing people as they truly are; making it way harder to separate the good from the bad (good/bad are just concepts to me now). My interpersonal relationship with people is an extension of my interpersonal relationship with myself. I’d like to say that I’m lit but I also know that I should have a good sense of judgment. I can literally kill myself for others and not expect anything in return and although some would consider this act as some sort of weakness, I’d rather think it is one of my greatest strengths. There is a small problem though and it’s very fatal to my growth as an individual: I get exploited by others.” This realization shouldn’t dissuade me from still giving to the world, it should rather encourage me to see things as they truly are.

I should learn to shun unrequited lovers and causes.

This doesn’t make me an asshole, it rather puts me in a position to control and expand my gifts to those who truly need it. The power behind the African mind seems to be lost at the present and that’s because he’s still dining at a banquet where love isn’t being served. The same applies to many relationships. Stop giving your power if it isn’t being returned to you. Learn to keep the balance. Nature dictates that you do.

PS: We are all Africans. We all come from the motherland even though they’re separate continents now. It was one land mass before it separated into seven.

“I’m not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me” – Kwame Nkrumah

Hanuman! What Do You Want From Me?

There is always an exchange between you and the environment, hence it is important to be mindful of where you find yourself. We’re supposed to be open beings – open in the sense that we feed off of where we are and deposit inner contents to the outside world. I have been seeing a recurring image lately – the image of Hanuman. For some of us that do not know who he is, he is the Hindu Monkey God. According to the mythologies, he is a reincarnation of Lord Shiva but as Hanuman he chose to tread the path of humility and devoutness to Rama (Vishnu). How does this mythology help us? In the Trimurti of the Hindu pantheon, Brahma is the one who begins all things, Vishnu is the one who sustains all and Shiva is the destroyer. But the role of Hanuman in the myths and stories about him portray him as a sustainer, of course he is a mighty warrior who wages war on behalf of Vishnu but we see his devoutness in surrendering himself to the Sustainer God.

How many of us are totally devoted to a cause or a God or a belief system or a person? Of course I’d like to say that it is a noble thing to be a zombie for whatever it is that we hold supreme; the total surrender is admirable but like I said earlier, we are supposed to be open beings. We should be able to transmute in and out of the things surrounding us. If Hanuman wasn’t open, he would have continued on the destruction path that Shiva walks on. But we see that he rather opened himself up to using his rage to sustain the purpose of Vishnu. The channeling of his energy into devotion not only helped him attain peace but helped the universe as a whole. As we are all minute stars waiting to explode; like the sun waiting to get hotter by the day, the sustaining part of our core isn’t always tapped into. Rather we tread the destructive part of ourselves. The folly in our minds is on the rise because we think that hurting someone else doesn’t affect us instead of seeing ourselves as a collective, as a body. One dies , we all die, one suffers, we all suffer. The pain we inflict on others is a reflection of our state of mind. That man that hurt you actually needed more help than you did. That tyrant that demands blood or money is a sick individual screaming for a cure.

We have all got destructive sides and identifying that we do is the first step in curing our ailments. (In the conventional sense it is not like destruction is a bad thing.) It begs the question: “isn’t destruction an important part of the cycle of existence?”  Yes it is but the problem lies in the misuse of that power. The misuse of that part of our power has robbed the planet of things that should endure. Yes, nothing last forever, but some things that should are already decaying. Truthfully, there are no absolutes in our existence except love. Every other thing fades away. So tread the path of love. Sustain the connection to the source that many are desperately trying to sever. In conclusion, the message I’m trying to pass across to my fellow destroyers is that the solution is in channeling our rage into sustaining the good; on all other things, wage war but sustain the good. That’s what Hanuman wants from me or at least that’s what I learnt from him.