Book Commentary – PRECOLONIAL BLACK AFRICA

PreColonial Africa

Just finished reading the classic “PRECOLONIAL BLACK AFRICA” by the Master Teacher Cheikh Anta Diop. A reading that has been translated from French to English; so the writing can be challenging for those most comfortable with American-English grammatical semantics. However, the content is highly desired for inner-standing the cultures and movements of AfRaKans before the major invasions of religion and land grabbers. I will sometimes call these precolonized AfRaKans… “the traditionals.”

Although the book confirms many known situations that still exist in tribal societies today. The focus of this blog posting is to mention terms, activities and situations new and awaking for me. I also will Not get into many of the book’s war stories. I’ve already blogged about the first chapter of the bookblogged about the first chapter of the book. Now I want to give a brief summary of my highlighted comments about the rest of the book:

Sankofa List:

  1. The Land is Free
  2. Unified Communities are Powerful
  3. Maternal-linealism
  4. Servant Leaders
  5. Arabo-Africans
  6. Protective Foreign Trade
  7. Religion Replaces Spirituality
  8. Open Door to Slavery
  9. Capitalism Preferred
  10. Cultural Destruction

Part1: Be-fore Colonization

#free-the-land

As I’ve felt in meditation while connected to nature; I draw from my readings that precolonial AfRaKans be-lived that no one owned the land. Instead; it seems their cultural activity centered around respect for Mother Nature. My readings insist traditional AfRaKans “used” the land. And that private ownership of areas of space was not a consideration. Rather, seasonal rental agreements were provided to those who demonstrated the skill to make good use of the lands. But as the invasions advanced; there seemed to be much confusion on how to protect something that wasn’t meant to be taken by anyone. So the per-colonial AfRaKans were caught-up in a concept of trying to defend the land with no sense of why/how the invaders could take private ownership of something that didn’t belong to them… or anyone else.

#powerful-AfRaKans

The largest and oldest empires of AfRaKa are listed in the book as the Sudan, Ghana, Mali and Songhai. And from these states the author suggest most other precolonial civilizations formed on the continent. Maps and other documentation provides evidence that before colonization, major migrations of precolonial AfRaKans started as the result of European invasions. One group of Sudanese immigrates moved to the west and called themselves the Kare-Kare… in honor of the Upper Kemet deities Ka and Re. The Yoruba that migrated to parts of what is now Nigeria can be associated with the ancient Sudanese by evidence of their cultural worship that is also very closely aligned with that of Upper Kemet Goddess and Gods. Modern day Wolof clans honor the ostrich symbolically the same as Upper Kemet’s BA spirituality. Other migration paths were marked by monoliths describing a Sky Earth agrarian culture most similar to that of Upper Kemet.

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Meroe, the ancient capital city of the Sudanese empire, has been considered to be one of the earliest civilizations on Earth. The vast lands of Meroe are said to have been so sophisticated; the citizens made readily use of astronomical observatories; drawings of mechanical instruments; and mathematical equations written in stone. The book suggests eighty-four (84) pyramids stand today around the city that was once Meroe. In many literary circles, the Sudan is considered the lands of ancient Upper Kemet… sometimes also called Nubia.

#inter-tribal-unity

The author mentions that precolonial AfRaKans may have been the first to participate in inter-tribal unification to create powerful cities. Supposedly, their alliances and associations were unlike anything found anywhere else in the world at that time. And with the establishment of these powerful cities came about the chosen responsibility to provide for all its citizens. The book suggests one of the empire’s primary roles was to nurturing all its children.

#maternal-linealism

The book describes how before the invasions of Islam, maternal-linealism was the practicing guideline for leadership and inheritance. Maternal-linealism depicted the future ruler always come from the present ruler’s sister’s daughter or son (niece or nephew). This was very important for at least three reasons:

  1. only the woman carries the true bloodline of a tribe; and therefore the ruling bloodline is secured in the ruler’s sister (you might want to study your chromosome and DNA truths to inner-stand this concept).
  2. rulers were more capable and encouraged to inter-marrying to keep their communities fortified; and even if the sister by chance inter-married; the bloodline of her children would always still be stronger.
  3. nieces and nephews make better servants of the people than princesses and princes.

And maternal-linealism was Not only practiced by the royals. Common people used the same system for inheritance determinations. To the point that traditional AfRaKan children many times carried the names of their aunt and uncles instead of their parents. The mother’s-sister’s name was considered sacred. I’ve always read how important aunts and uncles were to a village of AfRaKan children. Maternal-linealism makes more sense to me now.

#servant-rulers

The book suggests that roles and responsibilities of precolonial AfRaKan rulers was very different before the invasions. A ruler would be required to have a “vital life force” great enough to carry/protect their entire kingdom. Many precolonial rulers would be given a talisman in the form of a lion’s fang to concentrate their amount of life force. And when their level of vital life force diminished; the ruler was symbolically killed (or exiled from the kingdom) as to not weaken the community’s ontological forces with the superior universe. Many great precolonial empires of AfRaKa kept the Pharaohic traditions of Upper Kemet.

A statement is made in the book that precolonial AfRaKans be-lived a vacant throne created anarchy. But proper royal authority included a great responsibility to serve the people. And thus rulers led very “strictly regulated” lives. Royal traditional leadership practiced orthodox AfRaKan spirituality so they could perform all cultural rituals. Rulers of the people were trained to never raise their voices; and to control emotions that would impact their citizen’s sensibilities.

Examples are given in the book where it was common for queens and kings to raise the daughters and sons of other tribal communities to ensure comradery between the kingdoms. This comradery of princesses and princes many times prevent war; and provided for the sharing of ideas and innovation. And when the kingdoms were forced to fight the Asians; the princesses/princes would put themselves in harms way; taking up arms to lead the traditional AfRaKan armies.

#segregated-trade

The author claims the traditionals were not very much interested in travel and exploration because everything they wanted and needed was already provided for them on the continent. He suggests that mostly all innovation to travel long distances and over the high-seas was invented in Upper Kemet; the Sudan; and Nubia. And the technology was given to the Arabs and the Asians. To the point that most AfRaKans stayed home; and used Arabs and the Phonetician as trading contractors. As a result; all roads of travel across the continent were kept safe.

I already knew that before the colonial industrial atrocities began; gold was the major currency of trade for precolonial AfRaKans with foreign people. Gold was very plentiful for those of the Sudan, Ghana, Mali and Songhai empires. Any and all citizens could simply collect the precious metal from their rivers after the season of inundation. No mining needed. The author suggests very sought out items of precolonial AfRaKans included salt, copper and cowries from the Indian Ocean via Persia.

One interesting trade practice mentioned in the book describes how closed societies refused to physically interact with foreign traders. For these self imposed segregated traditionals, a unique trading method was necessary that included an honor system. With the system, the foreign trader would leave their goods in plain view, over nights for members of the closed AfRaKan community to evaluate. The traditionals would then leave amounts of gold near the foreign items as they deemed a fair trade. After the precolonial AfRaKan shoppers left; the foreign traders evaluated the gold left for acceptable trading terms. If the foreigner agreed to the trade; they took the gold and left the goods.

Part 2: Turning Points for Destruction

#religion-replaces-spirituality

Many Pan-AfRaKans today do Not speak of how important matriarchy and spirituality was to the precolonial AfRaKan. And even as most consider the beginning of colonization in AfRaKa to have been the coming of the barbaric Gallo-Romans; the author gives examples how AfRaKa was first colonized quietly and non-violently by organized religion. Arabs peaceably moved to the most northern parts of the continent when the great AfRaKan empires showed no interested in the Saharan desert land. The author calls the traditionals who integrated with the Arabs of the north; “Arabo-Africans.” Many of the Arabo-Africans were from Mali and are known today as the Moors.

Some of the precolonial AfRaKans considered organized religion evolutionary progression. And when many of the traditionals refused to conform to religious affiliations; they were often scorned, mistreated and considered dirty outcasts.

From what I take from the book; precolonial AfRaKans converted to Islam from Arabia for mostly two reasons;

  1. to align with the Arabs to fight the Europeans.
  2. to follow the leadership of their rulers who where intimidated to convert.

But the “Black Muslims” integrated some of their spirituality into their conversion by continuing to honor their ancestors and other sacrificial rituals. Arabo-Africans would still perform circumcisions on their children; and send them through rites of passage that taught the secrets of the universe. They would continue to cover themselves with dust or flour as an act of humility when in the audience of a royal or other high official.

Another major reason why precolonial AfRaKans may have more easily converted to Islam over Christianity was for the supposedly writings in the Koran that forbid Muslims taking/making slaves of other Muslims. Where all a slave had to do to become free was to convert to Islam.

But with the invasion of organized religion; queens were replaced by male only kings. And the kings were relieved of their spiritual duties. Instead, kings became administrative principals with reputations for being tyrants. While Muslim leadership took over the influence of the AfRaKan people. With Islamization, justice was dispensed by the laws of the Koran. When precolonial AfRaKans followed natural universal law practiced in their spirituality.

Even after AfRaKans began to realized they had given away their essence of lay Republicanism; they refused to return to tribalism. Instead, colonized AfRaKans adopted materialistic politics that included the practices of individualism and centralization.

#open-door-slavery

Before major land-grabbing invasions of AfRaKa began; western Asians were already coming to AfRaKa for trade. During 990 AD, a group of Europeans called the “Berbers” lived within the Mali and Ghana empires in peace… ruled by AfRaKan queens and kings. Traditionals acquired slaves through markets and wars; as described in my first posting. Just as well, the Berbers began to take slaves… while living under AfRaKan political power. If only the leadership of those empires could fathom how leaving the door to slavery wide open would affect the continent…

On page 142 of the book is a VERY IMPORTANT statement on how much the European slave trade impacted AfRaKa:

It has been estimated that the slave trade swallowed up one hundred to three hundred million individuals, dead or shipped to America. So, had it not been for slavery, the total figure of Black population on the continent would probably have been four times what it now is: it would have been in the vicinity of four hundred million. Otherwise, the estimate is 100-300 Million ripped from the land. What a sad state of affairs for the purpose of capitalism.”

#post-colonial capitalism

After colonization… capitalism and European constructs against natural evolution grew in AfRaKa… of and by its people. Due to the horrors of slave marketing; theft of land; and raping of resources; many AfRaKans lost cooperative economics. Money as currency became preferred over a worker’s ability to barter her/his skills as direct trade for services and goods. Centralization of all resources became controlled by the colonist. Traditional workers lost their livelihoods; and had to survive as vagrants. With colonist-rules instituting harsh penal policies to further oppress the AfRaKan.

The author does Not suggest the precolonial AfRaKan should have never evolved from the traditional ways. But there probably would have been a more natural progression of economics for the AfRaKan if not for colonization. Although many AfRaKans today sincerely reject the traditional ways of tribalism. Many leaders today agree that fair labor and trade comes from professional associations where as in traditional times households kept a monopoly on a specialty that was both valuable and needed to its village. Little to no direct competition for a household would provide generational opportunity to thrive economically.

Before colonization, resources were plentiful in AfRaKa. And there was no need for the hording of land and assets as with capitalism. A more “natural economy” exists when AfRaKans produced and consumed only what they need. But capitalism incites the AfRaKan to do business for the pure purpose of profits. Capitalism is designed to create unnecessary busyness to create more wealth. For the AfRaKan, forms of excessiveness only brings social anxiety. The book is the only mention I’ve ever read describing Chaka, king of the Zulu, as a pawn for the English to infiltrate other South AfRaKan clans.

#intellectual-culture-destruction

The great Mali empire once hosted Timbuktu, the greatest institution of learning on Earth. The city was once filled with determined, curious minds lead by Master Educators who didn’t take pay. These teachers and trainers main focus was to ensure future generations of AfRaKans were trained to evolve the noble practices of traditional AfRaKa.

But after colonization, the city de-volved to a hybrid of people that “only concerned themselves with hatred, envy and discord.” It is suggest their interests in gossip, slander and covertness became the post-colonial path of the modern AfRaKan. The author describes how the Moroccan army of Spanish mercenaries looted gold and artifacts from the great institution; and ripped wood from the walls to use for boats. Destroying intellectual property was among the many atrocities committed to destroy the city of Timbuktu. Supposedly, in an effort to save some scholastic artifacts from Timbuktu; hundreds of documents of science “lay dormant” in dis-organized arrangements across the continent; and in European museums. The documents are evidence to the intellectual level of precolonial empires that no modern AfRaKans seems interested in.

Other innovation stolen after colonization include architecture and medical advancements. Precolonial AfRaKan structures built with rounded walls and entries are thought to have come from the Arabs. But the book emphasizes that traditional Sudanese style buildings were never square. Instead precolonial structures from precolonial Sudan were constructed oblong. At lot of medical science is attributed to the Greeks. But precolonial sciences of AfRaKa included successful cataract surgeries and cauterization of wounds.

The book is a total gem. I’m so fortunate to have read it. The author’s narrative was written with a very pro-masculine voice. But I could tell he had a sincere respect for the role of precolonial AfRaKan women.

I hope Pan-AfRaKan communities will greatly consider the points made in the book. The slavery of precolonial AfRaKa was so very different in how chattel slavery was conducted here in America. Private land ownership is just a crazy concept for excessive gains and selfish profits. The sooner we free the land; the sooner Mother Nature can help us and heal. And AfRaKans across the world would do themselves well to learn and inner-stand how early empires worked together to keep their power using maternal-linealism and servant-rulers. Foreign trade should never go as far as to completely destroy the natural progression of economics for an entire group of people. All those points can be used to make AfRaKa great again.

Asante Ashe.

7 Basic Neo-Kemetic Root Word Energies

the Ta Het Ra Ma Da Ka Ba

To Be Neo-Kemetic is to inner-stand Self and Oneness; and to embrace the source of our origins and life-force. Being Neo-Kemite is seeking personal evolution by personal journey using personal truth. And in my truth, I seek to change my thinking by using terms from my Neo-Kemetic culture. So after meditation and study, I’m adopting the following 7-basic root terms to describe my energies:

the Ta – Matter

From my studies, in ancient Kemet, the term Ta Ma Ra is used to name our planet Earth. The Ta stands for land or matter… such as in nature that includes water, wind, air and fire. These are truly the elements of our planet. When I’m rooted, I’m connected to the Ta.

Luau Sunset

the Het – Creativity

The attributes of GodIs Het-Heru help me inner-stand any word using the root “Het.” GodIs Het-Heru is usually symbolized by the cow spirit… representing mother’s milk. Every bio-organism comes from a mother. Thus the importance of the root Het to describe sacral energy for creativity. Het can also be associated with sympathy, empathy, compassion and caring; all great attributes for fostering co-partnerships.

the Ra – Solar

Not only is Ra associated with the Sun and the Krist (Christ); but the Ra is the energizing force to drive passion for purpose. The day the Sun stops shinning on me; will be the last day I have for natural evolution on Earth… because the Ra is an integral part of the source of my life-force (along with all other natural Beings.)

sunisborn

the Ma – Nurturing

My Mother Nature is the Ma. But the Ma is not just divine feminine energy. All of the NTR can be associated with the Ma’at… a matriarchy where feminine and masculine energies are well balanced. The Ma helps me align Self (Ta, Het, Ra) with Oneness.

motherholdingearth

the Da – Knowing

From my studies, the word/terms “Da’at” means knowing; and “Da’ath” means to die without knowing. So that, I will associate the root “Da” with knowing AND sharing. Because knowing without sharing is another form of greed and hording.

SoUl

the Ka – Soul

The word Soul is very similar to the Moorish Latin word Sol meaning sun, light, brightness or energy from the sun. And since the word Soul adds the letter “U” (you) to the word Sol; I derive the meaning for the word Soul to be “my enlightenment.”

If we associate matter with elements of the Earth and the Ether that provides connections to those elements…when the Soul connects to matter it ignites Essence. And Essence holds the keys to unlock the coded strands of our DNA. Our DNA is the blue-print for our consciousness instructions. Because consciousness determines how I choose life pathways:

-I choose my life-style;
-I connect 2 Spirit;
-I energize from Ra;
-I evolve through love;
-spirit connects me to other Ka.

Sol 2 Essence

And when my choices are fueled by “source energy” (Ra); ascension activities are enhanced; and my Essence is attributed to my “Life-Force” or Sekhem. Other cultures call it Kundalini Energy or Chi. When the Ka is joined with the Ra; I activate Solar (SolR) energy.

the Ba – Spirit

Ka + Ba = Spirit

Spirit creates connections for me to other Ka in diverse dimensions using the Ba. Even though Ka alone can represent “self”; joined with Ba, I achieve Oneness. People refer to their “spirit animals” when their Ka connects to someone/something in the Animal Kingdom. In prayer, I connect to my ancestors, in a different relm, using the Ba.

From these 7-root words, I now link the 7-Kemetic Intelligence Centers (ChakRa) with known medical science:

Root the Ta – Spleen Gland- blood filtering;
Sacral the Het – Gonad Gland – creativity and reproductive functions;
Solarthe Ra – Adrenal Gland – super natural growth for strength;
Heartthe Ma – Thymus Gland – T cells that protect immunity;
Throatthe Da – Thyroid Gland – metabolism;
1st Eyethe Ka – Pineal Gland – melanin synthesis;
Crownthe Ba – Pituitary Gland – nervous system.

Blackchakras

As always, I pray you stay on a peaceful path for your personal enlightenment. Please feel free to use my Kemetic studies on your journey.

Stay Well, Stay Woke, Stay Warm

Asante Ashe.

US Historical Amnesia

Part 1 – My notes from the book,

“An African American and Latinx History of the United States”
by Paul Ortiz

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I met Dr. Paul Ortiz back in February when he did a book signing at Texas Christian University. I hate to admit I just finished the book I started more than nine months ago… but it seems appropriate I can now publish a blog from my notes… as I camp on the Rio Grande River.

You may wonder why this text belongs in my Kemetic Studies blog space? And I say… it makes sense that just like the ancient philosophies and science of Kemet have been left from main stream American textbooks; we must demand history not more than 400 years young be part of modern history books.

I loved the book from the first page. It brought to me bold and clearly exemplified examples how US American history is written from an elitist perspective. I hadn’t thought much about it; but now I can clearly relate to how major contributions by the poor and working-class of our country are left out… a form of “historical amnesia.” Just as mentioned in the book, also in my history classes, Abraham Lincoln was glorified as a hero to Afro-Americans for “putting an end to slavery”; in his Emancipation Proclamation. But the entire narrative on how the US was founded on racial economics is not taught. It seems Dr. Ortiz is suggesting a “new origin narrative” for American history. A narrative that would include people like Carl Hansberry; an Afro-American, who in 1945 presented at a conference in Mexico to propose ending racism and militarism in the Americas.

Carl Hansberry Image

And how Geoconda Arguello Kline left her home land of Nicaragua in 1983; to help organize a labor union in Nevada that supported workers in 48-nations.

Geoconda Kline Image

I agree with Dr. Ortiz. Traditional US history has most often been written with emphasis that stretches to and from European lands. Hardly much of any details are found from the origins of Africa, the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas… what the author refers to as the “Global South.” How can the US declare itself a body of democracy; when its historical aspects of diversity hardy reach beyond Europe?

I learned from the reading… Mexico was the first country, in the world, to fully “frame in” a social democratic constitution. And unlike the US; that constitution of Mexico was realized With-Out racial economics (slavery). Latin America’s highest accomplishments for civil rights include: a Right to Organize; a Right to an Education; and a Right to Health Care. These aspects have been added to the UN Declaration of Human Rights. But the book author suggests Latinx have yet to be given credit for sharing their early accomplishments for providing opportunities for quality of life with the rest of the world.

The book is great about explaining how Afro-American and Latinx communities have more in common from an American Global perspective than what is originally thought. It has been widely noted that both groups of people have indigenous, African and European blood running through their veins, (Afro-Latinx, Indo-African, Moreno, Mestizo). Some Latin American countries consider Africa “Nuestra Tercera Raiz”; meaning “Our third root.” However, traditionally accepted historical literature make sure the two people’s events and activities stay distinctively separate. And modern day leadership seems to be attempting to widen the gaps for divisiveness. Truths must be known, to every generation; there are deep rooted connections between Afro-American Anti-Imperialist, Mexican Labor Unions, Central American Workers, and Caribbean Anti-Colonialist.

Dr. Ortiz suggests his book is an attempt to “chip away at the barriers that have been placed in the way of understanding between people, between nations.” He uses many examples of Fredrick Douglass’ speeches and writings to express Douglass’ insistence, that the center of the United States development has been imperialism and economic slavery. For instance:

-the US focused on Florida when a war was waged with the Native and Indigenous Americans of the Seminole tribes… concluding with the brutal Trail of Tears to a reservation that would later be taken away from them again and named Oklahoma;

-the Louisiana Purchase took away ancient lands from more Native/Indigenous Americans and further disenfranchised free Afro-Americans with hateful,greedy policy that intensified racial economics (slavery);

-the Annexation of Texas waged war with Mexico for rich resourceful lands;

-the Missouri Compromise consists of broken promises to keep slavery south and east of the Mississippi river;

-and the Pacific Railroad projects effectively created additional labor abuses by corporations… to Asian communities at that time.

The truths behind these and other racial capitalism is left out of history books; and can be described as historical amnesia.

The United Farm Worker Organizing Committee (UFWOC), co-founded by Cesar Chavez; is an excellent example of how Filipino and Chicana/o farmer workers came together with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on occasions. Together, they emphasized the struggles of working-class people for international liberation. Some suggest Dr. King’s anti-Vietnam War stance lead to his assassination when his movement’s attention began to highly focus on labor issues. King called for an end to slaughtering Vietnamese farm workers by US military. Ortiz suggest both Douglass and King believed “oppression and militarism” destroys attempts for the US to become “truly democratic.”

Some of the worse misrepresentations in US history involve how slave owning “Founding Fathers” attempted to write “civil liberties” in the Constitution of the United States. A constitution that developed policy for Racial Capitalism… where slavery is historically ignored as “mythological innocence.” The world should agree with the Colored American who can legitimately question the US as a “Model Republic.” A county with policy of buying a man for money; and hanging and burning him alive does not give the impression that the US is the freest county in the world.

It is eye opening to realize while reading the book, that in every expect; poor people have had to organize and fight for “civil liberties” that are not automatically granted in US policy. Therefore, “Self-Emancipation” must embody everyone in America… no matter their color, nationality or wealth bracket to “Make America Great.” The book quotes Dr. Coretta Scott King’s notes to explain… just as skin color hues of every American make us different; oppression for being colored and poor make us the same.

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Afro-American civil rights workers believed the victory of Cuba’s revolutionary war against Spain would “enhance freedom’s march everywhere.” Literature on these beliefs, and others, are available to be integral to US history textbooks on how early colonist fought many a battle against their European opposition. In a similar manner, there seems to be a double standard on what is good foreign policy when its appropriate for US military zones to start international migrations; that later classify those impacted as illegal aliens.

So what is the solution to US historical amnesia? For one, we must embrace the theme… There is More than One Way to be American. And US school curriculum must include the historical aspects of Afro-Latinx-Caribbean culture, pride, and struggle to enhance the traditional American history they already receive. The sooner we put an end to our historical amnesia. The sooner we are on the road to “Making America Great Again.”

Make America Great hat

Side Note: It is not my intention to steal any wording or phasing from the book. I hope I was careful enough to not misrepresent the author or any content of the writings. Asante Ashe.

Kemetic Drama – the story

Em Hotep.

This is mystory/mystery of how a queen so loved her king that she was able to save her kingdom from a shadow ruler and give the ultimate divine gift of love to the world. I’ve personally read the story many times from many different perspectives. But it wasn’t until I was recently passing the story down by word to a family member… that I realize my own wonderfully beautiful and imaginative Kemetic drama should be written.

So here is how I’m feel’n the story:

The ancient kingdom of Kemet is ruled by royal deity. Even today, Goddess Aset is the seated queen; her Son/Sun God Heru is king; while her husband King Asar is the master of our “unseen” world. And this trinity is eternally the primary guiding ancestors of all who accept Kemetic roots.

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As is the 3rd generation of Amen-Ra, 4-deities were seeded in the stars and named Aset, Asar, Nebt-het, and Set. Goddess Aset was created to be a compassionate heart-thinking and universal queen-mother to all the people of Kemet. King Asar’s wise demeanor gives him perfect attributes to be a fair and just ruler. Goddess Nebt-het was given the role of mistress of home-making… her divine purpose to protecting families and guiding wives.

But brother Set was not accepting of his role as master and guardian of the beautiful fertile lands of Kemet that border all of the magnificent Nile river. The prominent position of managing the resources of nutritious fruits, vegetables, herbs; strong healthy livestock; precious elements on earth, (gold, diamonds, healing waters), was of very little interest to Set…and he would often cast his god-sized shadow over all of the land to make his feeling known.

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Set believed then and now he should rightfully be king of Kemet; fully understanding the only way to get what he wants is to destroy its sitting ruler. You see, the kingdom of Kemet is a place made of great energy made possible by the magnetic bond of the divine feminine with the masculine presence. So Set’s first attempt to take the throne was to destroy the marriage of Queen Aset and King Asar.

One day, Set invited Goddess Aset to the vast and lavish palace situated on the banks of the beautiful waters of the Nile river of which he shared with his wife Goddess Nebt-het. His objective was to lead Queen Aset into private spaces to seduce her. Afterwards, Set bragged to the people of the kingdom of having an affair with the queen.

Initially King Asar was outraged at what Set had done with his wife; but was quickly assured by the Goddess Nebt-het the lie was an attempt by her husband Set to destroy the king’s marriage…breaking the bond of divine Kemetic energy, and therefore forcing the couple to leave the throne for the good of the kingdom.

When Set found out his wife had betrayed him with the truth, Set convinced himself the Goddess Nebt-het had cheated with King Asar. In retaliation to his wife, Set made an egotistical accusation to hurt Nebt-het that he believed their son Anu, (born to be master between our seen and unseen worlds), was fathered by King Asar.

Set cast a shadow over all of the kingdom that day… so dark King Asar could not see Set approaching to attack and kill him. Set buried the king’s body far from Kemetic civilization…hoping no one from the kingdom would ever find King Asur. He followed his murderous act by seizing the throne of Kemet.

But the Goddess Nebt-het worked alongside her Sis-star Aset to find Asar’s body. And the sisterhood of divine feminine energy called on the assistance of Anu to bring the king back from the unseen world before he passed through the final gate of judgment to the next life.

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With King Asar back on the throne, he showed Set brotherly love and mercy in an act of wise example to the people of Kemet. But Set was extremely embarrassed and his ego burned with rage to be forced back to duties as master of the lands. So as soon as the god of shadows was given another opportunity, Set took advantage again to destroy King Asar. This time, Set dis-membered the body of King Asar into 14-pieces after killing him. As knowledgeable guardian of all the lands of Kemet, Set was empowered to quickly and easily spread the pieces over multiple far reaching places to make it near impossible for anyone to find the body.

But the Goddesses Aset and Nebt-het came together yet again using their divine feminine energy to successfully retrieve every body piece of King Asar except one. Set had thrown the phallus of King Asar into a part of the Nile frequented by the lowest energy of females…the catfish. Out of dramatic spite and jealousy, the catfish (as expected) swallowed the phallus and refused to assist the sisterhood; so that Queen Aset was never able to retrieve her husband’s last remaining body part.

But even with only 13 of the 14-pieces of King Asar’s dis-membered murdered body, the Goddess Aset was prepared to request assistance from Anu again to bring Asar back from the unseen world before passing through the final gate of judgment.

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However, out of divine heart-felt compassion to protect Kemet from Set ever becoming king, the Goddess Aset consulted Tehuti, (the most learned alchemist and wise-man of majik), for an eternally lasting solution for the kingdom. Tehuti would assist in calling on the life-force energy of the ANKH to immaculately conceive a super-sun son from the bloodline of Queen Aset and King Asar. This super-sun would inherit the throne of Kemet and King Asar would complete his journey to ultimately rule our “unseen” world…judging as master to all who pass to the next life.

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On a cold morning three days after the beginning of the winter solstice, the birth of a new super-sun was evident as the world witnessed His rise high in the eastern sky for everyone on earth to see. The Queen Aset crowned her son King of Kemet “Lord of the Sky” and the people called him Heru their hero.

The Sun-God revenged his father’s death but during battle, some of the beautiful homelands by the Nile were scorched…turning it into the Sahara desert. Set continues attempts to kill King Heru; but joined by the divine femiNine trinity of Queen Aset, Goddess Nebt-het and wife Goddess Het-heru, the super-sun’s Kemetic energy is more than what Set or any enemies would every be able to destroy.

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So is mystory…in coming posts, I will interpret the mystery.

Ashe! And Hotep.

Phase IV – One Day My Soul Just Opened Up Commentaries

Honor Your Feelings…

SoulOpenedUpBookSome where along our path, some of us were taught NOT to trust our feelings. Maybe our loved ones taught us this in fear our guilt or shame would take over. However, I agree with the author in that strong adverse emotions can be an expression that something is out-of-balance…the emotion trying to release an energy to fix it?

On my latest journey, I’ve learned a lot about how imbalances affect us in unwanted ways. I know now that when I have an imbalance in any aspect of Me, things get chaotic and the ONLY way to get things functioning correctly again is to find a way to balance again.

I’ve found yoga and meditation can be really supportive in finding balance when I get angry, sad or depressed. So that, I honor my feelings with balance.

Below are commentaries on specific feelings I’m learning to honor:

Day 23 – When You Feel… Angry

Some categorize anger as the result of frustration but it can also be driven by passion. It is easy for me to see that when I get really passionate about “getting something to go my way”; the next emotion I feel is frustration that left unaddressed becomes anger.

Addressing the journey of passionate-to-frustration emotions, I must remember to check my ego…why does my selfish self want this to happen so badly this way???

Day 24 – When You Feel…Confusion

confused-african-american-manI’m in agreement my confusion is a direct response to Fear. It’s easy for me to get confused when I’m afraid I’m not right; when I start questioning things (self-doubt) or don’t want to be truthful about something.

Confusion creates more chaos in my life than anything else because its a conflicting-energy that gets out of control. Confusion can paralyze your thoughts.

The Fix: I get “quiet” to listen to what is REAL about what I’m trying to do…stop being deterred from what I’m meant to do/be…and not settle for less.

Day 25 – When You Feel…Disappointed

From here on, when I feel disappointed, I will first try to check and make sure my disappointment is not an expectation of someone else.

It’s probably a pretty impossible life to live through someone else by expecting them to do what you want them to do.

I think rather than being disappointed in others…use the energy to go after what I want myself.

“Not everything is meant for you.” I have to ask myself…am I disappointed about something that I didn’t even need???

 

Day 26 – When You Feel…Doubt

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Here are some hard and fast facts about doubt:

  1. Doubt is the opposite of Trust!..which is a spiritual weakness.
  2. Truth does Not change; and doubt is forgetting the reliance on the truth.
  3. The main ingredient of doubt is fear.
  4. Worry is control-based doubt.

So here is a fix: AFFIRM TRUTH = stop worrying and accept the “Natural” progression of things because we don’t know the Divine purpose. Instead, grow using your expectation-energy.

Day 27 – When You Feel…Fear

FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real

You will Not find Love in the same instance of fear.

Fear usually comes from the separation of the Divine/Love…and is usually invoked by ego.

A Fix: be so rooted in Divine Love when difficulties come you can bend and not break (into an emotion of fear).

Day 28 – When You Feel…Guilt

A great definition of guilt is: “learned emotion that you have done something wrong and need someone’s approval”

Guilt is an energy that can paralyze someone into another toxic energy…Shame.

Guilt makes you feel powerless and therefore you become a victim.

Some Fixes:

a. confess what you feel badly about and move on;

b. stop beating yourself up;

c.  empower yourself with truth.

 

Day 29 – When You Feel…Lonely

The author expresses Loneliness as an Anxiety from fear that companionship is being withheld; then you have this urgency to get companionship without first understanding what the loneliness is all about.

An inter-standing we should have about loneliness is: There is plenty of love in this world.

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Some fixes to loneliness:

  1. Open (or reopen) your heart to love someone.
  2. Don’t be afraid to love someone.
  3. Make the conscious choice to be free in who you love.
  4. Know that giving something up to be happy with someone doesn’t have to jeopardize your survival.

Day 30 – When You Feel…Unappreciated

Know that…we should never do things for others with an expectation of being rewarded. Instead, only do things of Self Value. And when you find it hard to do it for yourself…do it as a Divine act that will support love in the universe.

 

Mother’s Watching

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She loves us from Nature…

…sending fresh air to our lungs as the trees release oxygen.

…singing a lullaby by way of chirping birds.

…touching us with gentle winds that blow over our skin.

…feeding us colorful fruits and vegetables that keep us healthy.

…showing us useful lessons from Her animal kingdom.

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Believe it, Mother (Nature) is watching us. What? Are we trying to hide from Her?

…spending too much time “inside” our homes; in office buildings or trying to make other connections by way of religion?

QUICK! Open the door and windows so Nature can see you!

Turn off the TV and hear the song of chirping, whistling and rustling!

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Let the Sun touch your skin and the Ocean waves take you into Her rhythmic dance!

Play in her lush grasses and make mud pies from her royal rich soils!

No need to run in fear and fright from raindrops as she softly bathes the world the way She knows is best!

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Be Smart, Be Kind, be Her loving child.

Mother is Always Watching.