Monday, January 28, 2008

Roach Medicine: Constant and Sure



Baba Kweku told me some time ago that our people need to understand "roach energy". The roach is one of the most despised insects on the planet, it has the ability to destroy reputations simply by its presence. However, the roach has been traced back to "prehistoric" times, the Kemetic people deified one of its close cousins because it feed its young off its own dung and we have learned that if an atom bomb exploded two things would be still be around...tweenkies and roaches. Today, I was in a dry (hot!!!) sauna with my friend at the gym and she jumped up when she saw a baby roach crawling around on the floor. Lets be clear that baby roach is in its training ground- by the time it becomes mature it will probably be immune to the bottom of someone's shoe!
Roach medicine is about surviving the fallout. Roaches show us to walk in life like you SUPPOSE TO BE THERE even in the midst of chaos and destruction. Roach medicine tells you your life will continue despite some of the worst challenges. Things that would have killed someone else will only make you stronger. Roaches are masters at adapting to their ever changing environment - perhaps it is because they are driven by their purpose...How powerful the message is from this "nasty" beetle.

MESSAGE FROM THE TAO
Lately I have been selecting a passage from the Tao after my meditation. I thought this one important to share...

**64**
What is rooted is easy to nourish.
What is recent is easy to correct.
What is brittle is easy to break.
What is small is easy to scatter.

Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put things in order before they exist.
The giant pine tree
grows from a tiny sprout.
The journey of a thousand miles
starts from beneath your feet.

Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.

Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
She remains as calm
at the end as at the beginning.
She has nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.

What she desires is non-desire;
what she learns is to unlearn.
She simply reminds people
of who they have always been.
She cares about nothing but the Tao.
Thus she can care for all things.


Peace,
Sistah C

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey its Kweku...THanx for that....i can definitely appreciate that message. Thanx for the Tao selection that was on point!!! (i put it on my facebook)....

yeah we all have experience that we survive and crawl from unscathed... but the suffering level of it still can affect us and keep us unproductive, or carry into our future lives because it was unresolved...dealing with mess will make us all stronger (or some weaker) but if we understand our ORDER and work for it we will be as immortal as the roach....Roaches should have an Adinkra...lol...sometome soon our reality will be similar to theirs, get ready to run yall....

Kweku said...

THanx for that....i can definitely appreciate that message. Thanx for the Tao selection that was on point!!! (i put it on my facebook)....

yeah we all have experience that we survive and crawl from unscathed... but the suffering level of it still can affect us and keep us unproductive, or carry into our future lives because it was unresolved...dealing with mess will make us all stronger (or some weaker) but if we understand our ORDER and work for it we will be as immortal as the roach....Roaches should have an Adinkra...lol...sometome soon our reality will be similar to theirs, get ready to run yall....

Sistah C said...

Wow!I think you should design that Adinkra!! You are so right - we need to under our true nature and work with it instead of against it.
I have this "funny" thing happening with me lately - every time I hear someone tell me "no" or "it can't be done" - I rise up to meet that challenge within me - to REALLY SEE if it can't be done or if it just needs to done ANOTHER WAY. Its like when someone sprays at a roach and it keeps walking away...
Thanks for your comment!
Sistah C