Black Spirituality Religion : The Stage. The Room. The Story Teller.

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  1. Metaverse

    Metaverse Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    3 Challenges for Spiritual Empowerment.

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    THE STAGE

    What is the stage? This is the stage. Reality. This world. This Universe. Everything we experience with our senses is the stage. When we watch a Television sitcom, we look into a world void of a 4th wall. There is no 4th wall, only an audience in observation. Reality, also has no 4th wall, only 3 at any given time. Because we are that 4th wall, the observing audience. Behind our eyes, beyond the face behind the curtain- laughter or tears await.

    The stage is already set. We co-create, co-produce, co-write everything that takes place on our stage- based upon our level of awareness.

    We invent the stage, in order to "act out" situations taking place within us, and work out solutions for them. The theatrical stage began as such a place in the Ancient world, a way of acting out our stories. Unfortunately we've grossly underestimated the power of our stage, and still do- which is why Europeans have can control us thru media.

    Meanwhile, the stage is literally the clue to African intelligence.

    When Bill Cosby created a "stage" on his Cosby Show, to teach his son Theo about Manhood and responsibilities, he re-designed the entire house and the entire family participated in teaching Theo this lesson. His entire room was cleared out in order to teach him the lesson about what a young Man needed in society to hold down a job, pay bills and manage an apartment.

    What Mr. Cosby did in this instance was no different than what African Elders were always doing thru our original cultures. When they dressed up as Deities or Ancestors, when they danced, when they painted their faces, when they sang or played drums- it was all in the spirit of educating the mind by entertaining the soul- as well as inviting "the audience" to participate as well.

    We no longer "educate ourselves" in this manner. Instead the stage's true intent is hidden from us. And while shows like The Cosby Show and A Different World propelled more Blacks into top notch careers and institutions of education than any other shows before it, it is clear that even the most brilliant minds are stupid about the true power of media.

    Yet, instead of praising media for what is it- because it is still Euro-driven regardless of how the content affects us in a positive manner- our Ancestors would chastise us still for doing such a piss poor job. After-all, it is our Ancestors that invented the stage. In truth, Europeans would never be as concerned as they are about the arts, music, dance and theater if not for the already developed civilizations around the world present when Europe was still in it's infancy that use such tools to wealthen their intellect.

    Understand that as Africans whatever it is we created was something we were manifesting from the spirit world. A single Mother raising a Male child could just a well create a "staged performance" to educate him about the realities of Black manhood. The stage can be used by a Wife to act out her complaints against the Husband. The stage can be used by an Elder to act out the desires for the younger ones. But we aren't thinking along these lines anymore. Instead of mastering media, we've allowed media to master us.

    Aren't we all manifestations from the spirit world? So why are we staged here? Isn't there a story being told thru us? Perhaps a solution trying to give birth to itself?

    Without understanding the truth about the stage, we lose quite a bit about African history, or even esoteric history. Because not everything that was recorded esoterically was done to make a mark on time, but to make a mark on consciousness. Life is indeed a stage, and there is in fact an audience. Nothing we do goes unnoticed. And when we find peace with that, instead of fear, that is when the empowerment comes.

    When the stage is used to manifest the truths of our people, our audience, our Ancestors etc., the stage changes. And this is why you might hear so many of us saying life is but a dream, a fabrication etc. Those who do not believe that have not reached the point where they have seen the stage change in front of them.

    When we reach the point where we seriously say - I give up, I quit, I can't do this anymore. The stage will change. It always does, in your favor. Because you can't give up and quit, not until your agreement is up. I've known many very powerful Men and Women of African decent, that have walked away from suicide attempts unscathed. And while all Black life is precious, there are some that carry more of a heavy investment than others- those of you- cannot leave until your contract is up.

    Isn't it the same with any movie or show? Some Actors can come or go, but the not the headliners. If you're a headliner or an Extra- depends on your level of awareness. The more "audience" you gain from the spirit world, the more "star power" you have. Being a Star just means you're not easily replaced. Extras are replaceable.

    THE ROOM

    What is the room? Well. We could call this forum a room. The room is also the place we go when we drift off to sleep at night. We entire a room, either full of memories and messages that communicate with us as dreams. The room is not a cube like in a traditional house, it only means a partition of consciousness. We are all connected to a room. In the science of the zodiac, "the room" might be called houses.

    Being aware of the room, changes our awareness. We can be aware of the room we are sitting in, while meditating on an event going on elsewhere. Just the same, the room is where our conscious echos from as we maintain placement here on the stage. The room watches back at us from our mirrors and bodies of water large and small. The room watches back at us from all portal of light. The room is where our audience sits, as in a movie theater- and the room is also where we "broadcast" ourselves into this world. You see, we all here to tell a story, about ourselves. Those who sit around us in the room are watching, as we carry about our tale on the movie screen.

    In meditation, we learn how to turn around and return to the room. We learn that the spirits that exist in our room may also be with us on the stage, somewhere in the world. Those who can see the room understand death, those who cannot, will not.

    Those who can see the room, understand the illusion of reality and might know why so many of us are stuck here and lost. We have become story tellers addicted to the story.

    There are all sorts of things floating around in our rooms. Memories past and future. Diagrams of power, everything we could ever hope to manifest that could benefit us sit within our room. And even though we can credit our Religious Avatars for providing for us, what is this world that they are from- that only they can access it- and yet we hope to one day belong to it?
    There is no one seating in our seat. The power to manifest was always yours to begin with.

    THE STORY TELLER

    Who is the story teller. Who is telling your story? It could only be you. Who else would it be? Sure, it could be a relative, an Ancestor, a Son or Daughter, someone that wants your story to be heard. But this stage is set for your story to be told. Remember we are speaking about spiritual empowerment. So, how would it empower "your spirit" if the story of empowerment was not about your own spirit?? It wouldn't. Unless that story was somehow relative to your own life.

    And this is why the only "Religion" that seems to empower us, are the ones of our own making and design, for our own level of concsciousness and understanding, not decided or determined by a greater mind, group or individual overseeing the destiny of our path. This is afterall a stage right? And on a stage we perform what comes from within. So no one can truly tell your story for you, unless they are where? Within you.

    He or She that controls the story of an individual controls that individual. The story tellers defines the reality, designs the perception- and can make red blue and orange green if they wanted too because the story teller is the master of all worlds.

    Our problem is, we become too concerned with how those on the same stage with us perceive us when we should really be concerned about the relationship we are having with our audience. Is there a beautiful Woman alive without critics? Is there a Genius alive without skeptics? We tell our story thru our actions, deeds and rituals. Our story is not being told to those alongside us on the stage, but those who watch behind the darkness our minds. The most powerful Story Teller is you. Your are the principle definer of your reality.

    Do not underestimate the ability of The Stage, The Room and The Story Teller to be empowerment tools for your spirit, just keeping them in your awareness can enhance the perspective of life.
     
  2. hiphopolx

    hiphopolx Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now that is some God speak words to dine on. Right now I can't see how a 'God would tell his kid not to eat from tree of knowledge' as in some story I once read.
    Anyways
    Keep ' em coming
    brotha MetaSaience
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    Peace
     
  3. Metaverse

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    Bro.HipHopolx - any God or Parent that would tell it's child/creator not eat from a tree of knowledge- as in the Genesis story- is not conscious of self. Like Parents telling their Teenagers not to have sex, even though they did have sex as Teenagers. The committed act is already in their genes. Just the same, as children of different star systems, their committed acts of our Creators are in ours.

    Instead of insisting that their children do not have sex at an early age - Parents could help their children understand the realities of having sex. What effects this act would produce for them. Another reason the stage is so important for human development.

    Truth be told, Genesis is a story about a "staged event." Why plant a tree only to tell someone not to eat from it? That's like giving a newborn baby a nipple and telling the baby not to suck from it. These same staged events are all around us in reality. Like the projects and ghettos. All stages. The ghettos of America are used for entrapment purposes. These stages are engineered to keep people misdirected.

    But all stages, no matter how well engineered for whatever purpose have flaws. When we are insync with our Ancestors we can find these flaws.
    We speak about getting a higher education, but the same books that are in the colleges are at the public library. And if you can devote your mind to it religiously, you can attend the library for the same amount of hours many others attend college. Free.

    Public libraries have been designed as such loopholes in the grand scheme.
    In most places where more "thought creation or thought recording" is being done more so than performance. Church used to be such a case, at least the Churches or Temples in the Ancient world, this is no longer the case. In fact, a Church is just as much a staged event as any Court.
     
  4. soulosophy

    soulosophy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bro Meta, thank you for your insight. Once again, you have given us much to reflect and contemplate. I wanted to leave some of my thoughts to the wisdoms you have shared, as well as ask a question or two if I may.

    Once our people have established connections with the Ancestors, how important is it to perform some rites of passage? Can solutions for our progression to the next stage or level of our spiritual journey be found in performing such rites?

    Indeed! We imprison our consciousness by indulging too much in these media fantasies allowing the media to manipulate how we should think, be, act, dress, talk, love, etc. The storyline of our consciousness gets channeled incorrectly influencing physical reality. So the story we now see being played out is one of not being attuned to Divine Truth/Reality.

    Profound statement Bro, as our thoughts transcend time and space and contribute to the collective consciousness. Once we are in alignment with Divine principles, working in partnership with the Universe then we can actively create a balanced world both inner & outer manifesting that truth.

    Can enlightenment come without pain? This “giving up”, can this not also be a “giving in”, a “surrender” to Divine will? a “lifting up” if you may.

    Love, Peace!
     
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    Metaverse Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Queen Soulosophy, indeed this insight is from our Ancestors, and it has always challenged me. Like when we speak about rites of passage - it took me awhile to realize that even though we may not collective appreciate or perform these rites traditionally as we used too, we are all placed into some type of rites of passage anyway.

    For example, when I was around 14-15, I started telling my Parents that I was going to leave the house when I was 18. I usually said it when they were passing some new law in the house that I didn't like. Like the all famous- I needed to put the trash outside in the morning before the Garbage Men came. When I turned 18, they kicked me out! I thought I was going to die. They didn't answer my calls, didn't let me in the house at night when I banged down the doors- nothing. I was in college at the time, but quit that and when to a trade school. I was staying with friends, and even slept on the subway train some nights.

    I remembered thinking how horrible these people were for kicking their child out, in New York City of all places. But wasn't I the one that insisted I would be leaving at 18? Sometimes without realizing it, some of us have a very profound connection with our Ancestors. I remember being guided to places and people when I was first out on my own. I can't imagine what my life would be now without that "staged event" - that situation opened me up to my Universe and guides. Even now as an Adult- my Mother would ask me with a guilty voice if that situation was hard on me. She felt very depressed for a long time over that, as any loving Mother would.

    But. While it was hard and painful, the transformation was worth it. It was because of this transformation that I learned how to be a "stage changer"- as our Ancestors also learned to be stage changers by using certain rituals. I understood then why our rites are so valuable, and why the spiritual journey seems impossible without them. I remember one morning while I was staying at a type of youth hostile, something told me to go to the backyard.

    The yard was filthy. Trash was everywhere, branches, newspapers, bottles etc. Single handedly, I spent all day cleaning up the yard. The other people staying there were looking out at me from their windows, thinking perhaps that I was on drugs for trying to clean up this entire field by myself. But I did it. In one day- a Saturday. The next day, I went back downstairs to the backyard, and the same "feeling" told me to dig a hole right in the center of the yard. So I got a shovel, and started digging a hole.

    Then I found some old red bricks and I built a barrier around it, making it look almost like a well. I stepped out of the thing, and it made no sense to me. It just looked with a short well with no water. In was finished with it by the afternoon. I went back to my room to do some reading, fell asleep.

    That night, I woke up- looked out the window- and mostly all of the students, travelers etc that were staying at this place were outside. They used the well as a campfire. And because of the way I designed it they were able to contain the flame safely and were roasting marshmallows over it and other foods and telling stories.

    What did I do? I created a stage.

    What was magickal about this was that most of these people never said two words to each other before that. Cleaning out the yard and making the well invited spirits into the place that would've never stopped by prior. The "stage" I created brought everyone out of their "rooms"- allowing my Ancestors to tell me a story about who I really was.

    And even though that was many years ago, I believe that stage is still there- probably festering new friendships between strangers. Ultimately what I learned about this challenge, the stage- the room and the story teller, is first- it reveals to us on a personal level how some of the planning is done in life and how we can effect those plans and even change them completely.

    The goal of all Parents should be to assist their child in finding their own empowerment. This is also should be the goal of our culture. When you reach the point where you can find what you are looking for without anything or anyone outside yourself telling you where it is- then indeed....empowerment is yours.

    Those of us outside of you, are only good for reassurance about what you already feel within already.
     
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    If you don't mind...

    I have to challenge this one assertion Bro. Meta; in regards to knowledge, more and more of real data, usable information is being held behind doors of Institutions that allow limited access. Examples are Jstor, PNAS, (National Academy of Sciences), medical journals or articles, etc... My research on melanin binding drugs is currently on pause, because much of the actual data and not speculation requires institutional access - or money of course.

    I haven't bothered with my local library in over a year because it simply does not carry the authors I seek. I suppose that library stock is decided by population, etc... but all the same, knowledge is power. So many people have heard this but will waste their attention of distractions; that's why we can find pornography flooding the great tool of the internet; and often get it free, social utilities and dating services are hugely popular, but no out cry to release the knowledge that can free the people.

    I loved your article though. I've got a story to rewrite with empowerment. wish me great imaginings!


     
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    Queen Phynxofkmt- your point is well stated. But what I mean was that often people use the cost of College as an excuse for their lack in higher knowledge, when higher knowledge is also at the libraries. I've also heard some Black scholars suggesting the same, that indeed there are allot of concealed books in these institutions, limited access etc. But then there are those who find ways into such places.

    I'll admit for awhile I went to a friend's College for free. No one questioned me because no one would be crazy enough to "steal college courses." I've also found out some of these "mysterious" libraries aren't always local. Sometimes we have to travel, just as the Ancients did to the libraries of Africa in order to study. There's a library like that in Florida, one that will keep to myself, it's a public library- but you will find that the nature of the books in any public library depends on the "interest level" of that region.

    In Atlanta the Center for Disease Control has one of the most extensive libraries in the world, but ask how many Blacks in Atlanta are interested in that? Yet I've known people to travel all the way from Africa just to go to that library.

    Our Ancestors tell us, to be a Master- study what the Master studies- not the Master. Sometimes to find the information we really really want we have to dig. The internet has given some of us scholarship rights, but in truth the real libraries of knowledge are all buried- either within us or in the earth- which is why Archeologists are always digging.

    Most of these intellectuals/College Professors study what is hidden, buried. This means that you can take up any book on any topic you desire, and if you really want it to reveal something to you, it will. There are gaps of clarity in all knowledge, especially in books. If you dig and dig within any book, it will reveal ideas and truths even unknown to Author themselves.

    And this is why I say some of us worry too much all of our knowledge destroyed by Europeans. This is a holographic Universe. All of the Universe is within it's smallest piece. This means the history of the entire world is written in the dictionary, or Mother Goose or Moby Dick. You can flip the dictionary 7 times asking a question and the page where it stops will be a clue towards the answer. This is because this all a staged event anyway.

    I say strap on some military boots- and kick down those doors of conceal knowledge- within.
     
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    Wow Bro Meta, thank you for sharing. That was a harsh lesson. You now have me looking back at some of the stages I’ve set up in my own life. The things we hate to do while growing up teaches us to know our role and our duties as children in the family and/or society.

    Is setting or creating the stage the means of our intention by the things that motivate us at the time? You were motivated and guided to dig a hole by inner forces by creating a stage for the benefit of others. We can be motivated and guided by internal forces such as our ancestors or by external factors such as fashion, peers, etc. Rituals assist us in listening closer to that inner voice - the inner voice of the spirits that many of us are deaf to.

    I guess we tend to set ourselves up for a fall a lot of the time, but in reality the potential always lies for lessons to be learned and the possibilities for doors to be opened. We put our intention out there into the universe but our intentions do not always fit our purpose. This is where we change the stage. Change our intention that fits and is more aligned with our purpose in life. And this is why we need the guidance of the Ancestors. Thanks for the insight!

    ASE!
    Love, Peace!
     
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    soulosophy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We indeed are a whole universe and beyond . We are the entire book and the law. We just need to learn and comprehend the spiritual aspects of physical events. As it is said, ‘everything you seek is already within you’.

    Love. Peace!
     
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