Monday, January 14, 2008
Knowing that none of us are completely healed - that work on ourselves is constantly required. It is important that we remind each other often of what is working and what is not working. I think a lot of confusion comes about when actions don't match the words. Often people who use image control as a way of moving through life-meaning they want to be perceived one way and behind the scenes act another way. This is not healthy - it is not productive and it surely is not revolutionary.
A friend called me in the middle of writing this post and I was reminded to ask the question...
Are the following beliefs and/or actions promoting sustainability of the Afrikan community?
1.Uplifting the image of the man regardless of his transgressions against women, children and others in the community.
2. Belief that the delicate membrane of marriage between Afrikans can withstand the penetration of cheating and so-called polygamy.
3. Lying to protect your image.
4. Belief that women should keep silent about abuse in order to promote positive imagery of Afrikan relationships.
5. Teaching our sons to lie to get what they want from women and punishing our daughters (Women) for giving our sons what they lied to get.
6. Using religion and "tradition" to suppress and oppress the female spirit.
7. Using Africanity in combination with classist behavior to promote "negro ideology".
8. Exploiting African people for profit and personal gain.
9. Keeping access to knowledge, processes and practices available to only a select few.
10. Never re-evaluating your own beliefs to further the healing of yourself, your family and your community.
***This list is not in order of importance or exhaustive of the beliefs or actions that inform this question.
DAY 37 (write it down, meditate, journal your thoughts)
37. The Divine Consciousness that I am is forever expressing its true nature of Abundance. This is its responsibility, not mine. My only responsibility is to be aware of this Truth. Therefore, I am totally confident in letting go and letting God/The Creator appear as the abundant all sufficiency in my life and affairs.
Posted by Camara Meri Rajabari at 9:11 AM