Monday, July 23, 2007

-The Map IS NOT The Terrain-
Peace Family, aside from the above humorous experience of watching my Brother carry his Sun on his back while tight-roping this stick over a short ravine, I was building wit the God Sha about this movie he was doing the Knowledge to that inspired today's Article. By the way, my Brother Golden Sun was wearing yellow and some brand new Yellow Air 1's before he fell in this pit of mud! LOL! Anyway, Sha drew up one of the most profound statements that I’m sure some of you will be able to appreciate! The statement was "The Map is not the Terrain"! In regards to this Way of Life it’s like saying "120 Lessons is not Knowledge of Self". What inspired me to think about the statement, "The Map is not the Terrain" was a "One Year Challenge" that was posted as a Topic in the NGE Group on Myspace. The "One Year Challenge" was based upon either helping a new student Knowledge 120 within a year or ensuring that your present student completes 120 within a year! To me I think that it’s Peace to set idealistic expectations or goals, yet it’s also important to consider the Unknowns, the Wisdom contained within the Culture or many layers and currents that we are subject to as our fine midst ascends! It’s like saying I’m gonna travel down to Alabama according to my GPS Navigation System in 15 hrs. without considering that there may be detours, road construction, rush hour traffic, accidents, weather conditions and etc. that may stretch it out into a 19 hr. trip. When it comes to our personal journey of living out the flexible fluidity of this "Way" of Life it’s no different. It is the malleable Terrain that gives living context to a standardized Map or the Knowledge of Ourselves that gives living context to 120 Lessons. So yeah, it’s Peace if your so-called "student" (I don’t use the word myself) can finish up they Lessons in a year or if you find someone (as if a Master looks for students) to take on that task and get them to finish up their Lessons in a year. At least they got it on cap. At the same time, my Ole’ Earth was a Psychologist and had this client that could recite the dialogue in every Star Trek Episode by heart, so quoting 120 Lessons in a year is no real feat. Any Hollywood Actor can probably memorize 120 in less than a month and mimic the nitrous-oxide emotion some "fiery" Gods be buildin’ with at Parliaments! I’m not really concerned about a person learning to recite 120 Lessons in a year because personally.., it’s all up to them. I’m just a hands off facilitator and it’s not what "I" want anyway, it’s what they want and based upon their will "it will be done" regardless of how long it takes.

My response in a nutshell was that this is a Culture based upon qualitative growth & development not quantitative manufacturing. I’m personally very cautious when it comes to ascribing time constraints (not principles!) to people, places and things within my Cultural context because there’s formally no said birth record to this Math. I’ve ceen how a Nostalgic fixation on dates such as 1877, 1930, 1934, 1964, 1969 and etc.., has led people to religiously venture off into becoming "said Nations other than" and the idea of a "One Year Challenge" rubs me the same way. No matter what, it’s "in his/her OWN GOOD TIME" (39/1-40). I emphasize "GOOD TIME" because although a person’s development may take years, months and days, as an Educator, you must wisely determine if your "loosing time searching for that, that does not exist" (10/1-40).

Walking a person through 120 Lesson’s is not an Egocentric Activity. It’s important that an Educator remove him/herself out of the way of a person’s own growth and development and only peripherally aide them in arriving at their own Understanding! This is necessary in helping them realize that they are the sum total of their existence. The source of their own Love, Peace and Happiness and Indifference, War and Sadness! If they fail to conceive this -often because your giving them all the answers and solving their problems for them- then this Culture because a Quasi-religious Worldview with you as a Central Figure. Some Educators like to be seen as a "New Age Christ" in the lives of other people and that’s why you often cee this Culture Freely take on Religious angles! As I’ve said time and again, a True Master helps produce Grandmaster’s! When it comes to relationships, the same philosophy applies. Therefore, if a Man decides to teach a Woman, and "she chooses" to become his Earth when she’s finished then it’s a choice "she chooses" that she ultimately can’t loose with. Let me explain why.. .

First and foremost, the foundation of any relationship is based upon the adherence to our shared Cultural Worldview. This Cultural Worldview primarily consists of knowing, speaking/living out, and understanding the 8 Points that comprise our 120 Lessons. These 8 Points are:

Supreme Mathematics
Supreme Alphabet
Student Enrollment (1-10)
Actual Facts
Solar Facts

*Twelve Jewels (additionally)

It is these points that forge the Cultural Order, Government, Principles, Procedures and essential Nomenclature of the NGE. From a Woman’s perspective it should be understood to mean that a Man is teaching her in a way that puts her on equal footing if she choose to enter into a Divine Union with him (become his Earth, "The Home of I.S.L.A.M." (1/1-40) in the future. Although they have distinct roles in the relationship they’ll both know, speak/live out, and understand the same thing Way of Life. Power is equally distributed because they both have allegiance to the Truth and the Truth is not a respecter of persons. Therefore, situations are forced to transcend any layers or currents that may undermine "one common cause" of being a family, be clearly ceen for what they are and distill back to the Planet in the form of the Principles that support the foundation of the Culture. This is quite a different approach to relationships than other Cultural/Religious sphere’s. Most of the time, Men don’t take this approach of educating their prospective mate (if she wants to be!). They often marvel at the décor and ambiance of a Home and fail to look at the most important (Best) Part, the structural foundation. While the décor & ambiance may often change at whim (for good or bad), the foundation ensures that there's stability and equilibrium needed to support a future family.

When a God is teaching a Woman, "HER" Growth and Development is the primary basis of this relationship, not companionship. Companionship is something that is equally determined at the conclusion of her studies because at that point she’s educated enough to make that decision. This is something both of them agree to with equal knowledge of eachother. Why? Because none of them are qualified to adhere to the "Prescribed Laws" of that "Said Ability" (20-1-40); A Relationship. If this is not the primary basis, the God can risk making her into his own image and likeness! The problem with this is that A-Alikes repel, and she wouldn’t be approaching this Culture with the primary idea of cultivating Knowledge of Herself. This can produce a weak woman who can’t independently add on to the Cipher from "her own" perspective! Also, once a person fully takes on this Culture they may become a different person than the person you first met. After the Woman has learned, she may only desire the God to be a Brother (not a Companion) and this choice must always be open to her! Because her growth & development is all about her, not him!

I think many Gods are not given the credit they deserve for being as discipline, noble and true about why they approach the idea of a relationship in such a constructive way! Sometimes Women may get the impression that a God is too demanding, controlling, stubborn, playing games, got another Wiz waiting in the wings, all talk or etc.. , and YES SOME "SO-CALLED" GODS MAY BE ON SOME SHIT LIKE THAT, yet True Gods are trying to ensure that things are simply Right and Exact. Although a Woman is initially unqualified to determine "exactly" which is which, with her growth and development, she’ll cee it clearly in time! In the process, her sense of insecurity and uneasiness is a natural reaction that we all experience at different times in our development due to experiencing the unknown and placing trust in a person to help us learn a way we really don’t know anything about! In regards to being Right and Exact, I am sure that many of us have a Surah in our Koran about a time when things may have been going Right b.u.t. fell apart simply because it wasn’t Exact! The Science of Living Mathematics is not just about being Right it’s also about being "Exact" and we approach the idea of Companionship from the same perspective. When a Woman is given the open option to be what she desires to be to a God without his influence, prompting or consideration he knows that her choices are entirely her own, regardless of whom or what these choices may be! It is these honest choices that she will adhere to and govern her life by regardless if he’s in the picture or not, and this is the essence of a Woman that a God observes in order to determine if he wants her to be his Earth or Home of I.S.L.A.M., if she chooses to be this! Ultimately, when a God teaches a Woman he must ensure that if "they" decide to enter into a Companionship that it’s an educated decision on her part, not simply because she’s feeling everything’s gonna be alRIGHT! Not only is this risky to a stable foundation b.u.t. it’s also risky to her own well being. When a God takes his time to ensure that a Woman knows the full dimensions of this Culture, that is the highest degree of respect that he can give her and he's essentially looking out for not only his b.u.t. HER BEST interests as well! If they do make an educated decision to become Companions, it's the Truth that they're both loyal (I Sincerely Love Allah's Mathematics) to. It’s a beautiful thing when a Woman can appreciate this in a God because she ultimately realizes that their learning relationship is not about a Companion Pot of Gold that may or may not be at the end of a Rainbow! SHE IS THE GOLD that appreciates with her Refinement with or without him! And again, if they choose to add on with eachother, it's only going to enrich the already wealthy experience!

So to conclude today’s Article I want to stress the importance of Knowledge of Yourself for yourself while realizing that the Map that guides you is not the Terrain! In the context of a companionship the same applies. Although there may arise exceptions in this Map, the Terrain (or "Rules and Regulations that are unmentioned") will always adhere to the Laws that govern this Way of Life. So with that said, I encourage all you to continue to be Righteous for Righteousness sake.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Super Villain; The Leader

Make "NO" Graven Image.. !

Peace! Today’s Article is about the Science of "Graven Images". This topic is based upon the science of how many "GODS" loose themselves in ideas of grandeur! This vulnerable, delusional, fragile sense of self makes them inaccurately assess their own humanity and make a "Graven Image" of what it means to be GOD. This Egocentric approach employs the energy consuming aide of people, places and things that act as tools that build/uphold this Narcissistic Identity Crisis; Graven Image. Truth be told, GOD is Man, something that these individuals have yet to understand, if they ever do.

The above paragraph is a brief psychoanalysis of brotha’s who conceptualize God in a gregarious sense of Egocentricity. In practice, these are the type of brotha’s who come into the Knowledge of being GOD prior to becoming a Man! Because they hadn’t gone through the challenges of manifesting their Manhood first, these brotha’s find themselves in a dilemma that undermines their ability to establish an accurate God-Centered Self Identity. A state of equilibrium that is first Practical and Philosophical, Earthen and Etheric, Terrestrial and Celestial, Actual and Solar. As NGE Chronology can attest to this fact, the term "Gang" is a label given to many of these immature youth (Wild Flowers) who came into the Knowledge of being God before they became Men, and we are still trying to outgrow this label, at least some of us are.

The first Lesson that we learn in our Student Enrollment (1-10’s) is, "Who is the Original MAN?". The Answer states, "The Original MAN is the Asiatic Black MAN. The Maker, the Owner, Cream of the Planet Earth, Father of Civilization, God of the Universe." One of the most significant, overlooked and underestimated aspects in this Lesson is the idea of being a "MAN". The degree to which we overlook this is the degree to which we manifest the other said abilities in this Lesson. Lets walk through it.

The first aspect of being a MAN is "Originality". Original meaning "The Origin of or The Origin", and every male must go through their own unique Rights of Passage of Self Discovery in order to rightfully manifest their Manhood. In Traditional Indigenous Societies young males are often sent out into the wilderness -by themselves- in order to find their proverbial spirit (elemental) guide that serves as one of their Zoomorphic Attributes. The key to their experience is coming into this Wilderness "by themselves" (English C Lesson #2, 2/1-36’s) and this serves as the primary basis for their Unique/Original Path of Self Discovery. Even though this young male (Adept/Neophyte) was being instructed by an Elder Man -who served as his temporary Teacher/Benefactor/Guide-, there always arrived a time in his development where he had to go out on his own and put into practice the theoretical Knowledge he learned from his Teacher. As he walked with this Knowledge it began to manifest Wisdom, the discernment of how these tools needed to be used. Through this experience he began to Understand the depth of who he was, Free from the dependant definition of a male and now responsibly accountable to the universal Justice that permeated the Wilderness he walked in. At this point his sense of gender (maleness) has reached the point of transfiguration into a Young Man, a state of Equality/Equilibrium where his lower/higher, immature/mature selves obtains the first sense of psycho-physiological reconciliation. Aside from this developmental awareness, the young Man learns to develop his Critical Thinking Skills in order to secure Food, Clothing and Shelter for himself in this Wilderness. Ultimately he begins to ponder the inner reality of Love, the preservation of Peace he has directly experienced with nature and the attainment of Happiness. This process is philosophically the same as implementing our "12 Jewels".

Although this represents the primary Rights of Passage that our Indigenous Ancestors went through (and still go through) in order to manifest Manhood, we also go through this Rights of Passage. Usually unknowingly, we find ourselves feeling around in the dark room of Self Discovery until (or if!) we can find some semblance of an organized structure. Many of us find ourselves in this same place even when we say we are GOD. Because we may have been introduced to this Knowledge as Adolescents the idea of being a GOD was embraced prior to the idea of first being a MAN. This often unrealized state of "Wisdom Knowledge" (doing things backwards!) is the main reason for the gross immaturity and lack of Understanding that many so-called GODS have in this Culture. I say "so-called" because that’s what is said, although there’s clearly a lack Manhood responsibilities (response to abilities) being taken care of. I’m not overlooking the fact that Society is in fact a Wilderness and that there are many wild beast’s who feed off of the Original Man. This of course complicates, undermines and denies our ability to be a MAN on all levels b.u.t. as our 38th Lesson states (1-40’s) it’s designed "To show forth our power that we are all wise and righteous.. . To show and prove that Allah is God always has been, always will be." This means that there always exists a prevailing will or determined idea that strives to overcome any/all of these circumstances, it’s in our nature, as a MAN. Since many males have not identified this nature -for various reasons- there may exist an apathy or reluctance to activate this will or determined idea.

Sometimes when we cee brotha’s falling victim to many things it’s simply because they lack the Manhood training to deal with these wild circumstances. They never learned where to go when they’re dealing with hard times, hunger, nakedness, out of doors and being beaten in this life! Because they never learned positive coping methods to handle the stress of such an environment they often use sex, drugs, violence and other psycho-opiates to self medicate. These are things we all face as MEN first. Things that lay the politicizing" groundwork for how we process, interpret and express the psychological, social, physiological and economic conceptualization of being GOD! I cannot reiterate enough that it is our "stability" as a MAN that cultivates our Supreme Beingness, and any state of instability or being "unsettled" works contrary to this perpetual goal (1/1-14’s, "Why isn’t THE DEVIL SETTLED on the Best Part of the Planet Earth?").

In practice, MANHOOD consists of many things. First of all it means taking care of yourself, by yourself. Aside from being developmentally disabled (and in some cases that doesn’t apply!), a MAN is an able bodied/minded human being, period. In the context of this Society (and most others) he has a steady legitimate/reputable job that allows him to pay his rent/bills and take care of any other necessities that reflect his livelihood. This sense of responsible independence accredits him for a future relationship. From this vantage point, his prospective mate "Knows" that at least on a practical and physiological level that he’s a MAN. This does not prove that he’s a MAN on a social and psychological level b.u.t. at least he’s "taking care of his business". Although many males are MEN physiologically, because they may have never lived on their own and been responsible for themselves in this Wilderness they haven’t earned their Rights of Passage. A Rights of Passage that demands the respect and dignity of a MAN, especially from a prospective mate. I’ve heard many so-called GODS complain about relationship complications, about how they Wiz acts at Home (and many times Abroad!) yet they often invited that behavior because they weren’t doing something themselves. I’ve been there myself! The Truth is that every "Said Ability" coincides with a "Prescribed Law". Wiz’s are not dumb, Destroy Power or not, and it’s important for a MAN to always ensure that he dutifully acknowledges (in action!) whatever Prescribed Law supports/sustains his Said Ability! In the most simplest of terms, if your not organized and able to manage your own cream (money) you have no right to speak on what your Wiz does with hers. And if she is doing what she’s supposed to with her cream and decides to talk shit (even though she’ll be made responsible for it!) about your irresponsibility like you’re her "son", you made that rain, hail, snow and earthquakes, except it MAN! Of course this is a General Civilization statement and there are always exceptions to the Rules & Regulations yet I’m sure you get my point. When what you say/do coincides with law you summon the Principle of Justice like Voltron formed the Blazing Sword! This Universal Principle symbolizes an emblem that protects and defends your position. A position of being Right and Just (True) in your dealings.

MANHOOD also consists of making and owning your own. Not just something physical such as a Home, Car, Entrepreneurship and etc.. but also "Intellectual Property"! Make and Own your own ideas, be yourself, shiiiiiiiit BE ORIGINAL! The reason that our Benefactor/Teacher helps guide us through our Rights of Passage is not so that we always remain an Adept/Neophyte. If they’re a "true" Master, their job is to help ensure we become Grandmaster’s! When males are taught by Benefactors who forever delegate them to a "Student" status it further compounds the complications they may already be dealing with when they came into the Knowledge of being GOD, before they became a MAN. Because the phrase "My Student" can potentially become an Egocentric Sword hanging over one’s head, a pin that kills a person’s self actualization and Pelon that makes a follower into a Devil, my Benefactor (as well as his Benefactor) chose to never use it! I was taught that we were simply Brothers. Basic Companions in an Isle for the Word of God and Testimony of Self Salvation! The term "Student" is much more about an approach, a sincere open mindedness, degree of trust and sense of humility that allows one to learn, regardless of what you choose to call it! I’ve found the use of the word "Student" as ineffective as the word "Buy" when it comes to children selling Girl Scout Cookies! Whenever I’m approached by a child asking me would I like to "buy" some Girl Scout Cookies. I let them know that they’ll be more successful in their undertaking if they ask people will they help support whatever Undertaking they’re trying to be successful in because that is the Determined Idea, not buying cookies! Ultimately through the using these Wise Words, the child invokes a Sword of Justice that a people (especially adults!) must respond to or bear the responsibility of not being supportive of the Educational/Extracurricular Activity that selling cookies will help support! And even the most rotten muthafucka will feel bad about saying, "No I don’t want to support your school getting a better library or healthier meals." I say all of this to point out how a different choice of words and different approach can often produce better results! I also think people often underestimate how sensitive the Original Man’s Ego is, although we’ve developed a thick layer of skin to weather the ruggedness of this Wilderness! Be mindful that regardless of what your building about, calling a brotha "your" Student can negatively leave the most lasting impression; Inequality. The same impression the Devil gave him when he kept him apart from his own Social Equality.

Without a proper Understanding of what it first means to be a MAN, the concept of GOD becomes nothing more than a "Graven Image". An idea outside of self and alienated from true practical application. Questions of inadequacy will always arise within self consciously/unconsciously in regards to the "Said Ability" of being GOD simply because it doesn’t coincide with the "Prescribed Law" of first being a MAN. It’s like an 11 year old trying to compete in the NBA. Not to say that he’ll never be successful b.u.t. I’m sure you can envision the trials and tribulations that this type of undertaking "WILL" go through! Because this type of image is "Graven", the concept of GOD is symbolically set in stone! It’s hard, inflexible, orthodox and stubbornly shaped in religiosity. Because the bumps, bruises, joy’s, sorrows, accomplishments and failures of MAN’S fragileness was never experienced, a person never perceives the humanness of being GOD! Mortality, the frailness of just being a human being teaches a person the Lesson of Humility. A person who learns this Lesson needs not be humbled. It’s the ability to absorb the blow’s that life often hits you with. After brushing yourself off and accepting the fact that you were knocked on ya ass you stand up in this arena called Life and live to fight another day! The blind arrogance that one assumes when they negate their Mortality -while they bask in lofty ideas of GODLY Immortality- invokes the need to be humbled! Rocky III beautifully illustrates this concept! Not only do you cee Rocky Narcissistically caught up in his own reflection b.u.t. he literally gets a "Graven Image" dedicated in his honor before Clubber Lang beats the breaks off of him! This is the actual movie that the phrase "Eye of Tiger" comes from and it was Apollo Creed who coined it after taking Rocky home and helping him symbolically study 35-50 years before he could call himself a Boxer and wear the Greatest and only known Boxing Trunks of Apollo! Rocky was simply a Street Brawler before he learned to do like Apollo, satirically called "The Caveman" when he faced "The Cavalier" (Apollo Creed) in the first Rocky! I encourage all of you to do the Knowledge on the whole Rocky Series from Rocky to Rocky Balboa! It’s one of the greatest series of Plus Degree’s about the Science of the Ego and making a Graven Image.
To conclude today’s Article I want to say that GODHOOD is not being Superman, it’s being a Super Man. It’s not an unblemished destination called Holiness, it’s a journey of Righteousness where mistakes are veiled Degrees (Lessons!). Make "NO" Graven Image of what it means to be GOD, just concentrate on being the best MAN you can be. Therein lies the essence of your Supreme Beingness. As a MAN it’s vitally important to;

1. Be able to take care of yourself by yourself, handle your business by being organized and on top of all your paperwork.

2. Make/Get a dependable, legitimate job and pay your bills/expenses before/on time.
Keep your shelter fresh, clean and organized.
3. Work on your credit issues.
4. Resolve the Emotional Debt you’ve collected from past/present relationships.
5. Be a Great MAN to your WOMAN and/or CHILD(REN) because it’s your nature, not because you hope to receive a Reward or fear being Penalized.
6. Find ways to master addictions and lifestyle choices that undermine your ability to have optimum physical/mental health.
Focus on all of these things and don’t worry about compulsively saying "The Black Man is GOD" because this "Said Ability" will always coincide with the "Prescribed Law" or nature of being a MAN.