Black Spirituality Religion : The Ten Precepts of Religious Detoxification

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Unlike a book that somebody wrote and told us they got from God, our minds are the one thing we have that we know is from God without anybody having to tell us. The problem is that for many of us our minds have been programmed by the same cats who gave us the book. So one of our biggest struggles when we free ourselves from some religious doctrine is determining wich thoughts, feelings and beliefs are really ours and which ones are part of our programming. Below is a list of ten things which I have found to be part of the way my mind was programmed by religion. This list isn't meant to be exhaustive but is meant to be a spring board from which you can start thinking.

    To detox my mind means:
    1. Not being intimidated by the beliefs of others
    2. Not judging myself according to my thought drifts
    3. Not engaging my mind in negative introspection and self-recrimination
    4. Letting go of the need for everyone to believe what I believe in the way I believe it
    5. Not looking for God in a book or building or the northeast corner of the ceiling
    6. Not being afraid to read any book
    7. Looking inward for thhe answers
    8. Letting go of the idea that God hates it when I am too happy or successful
    9. Realizing that as a creature of the Creator when I honor myself and do well in life I AM honoring him/her and bringing glory to the ALL
    10. Learning to learn who God is from everything that is because God is everything
     
  2. monet1027

    monet1027 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sistagurl---

    you broke it DOWN!!!! People need to realize that they need no intermediary (Church, Pastor, etc) to commune with our Creator. The belief that an external conduit is needed was inaugrated to keep control--nothing else.
    I share your perspective and am heartened to know that spitiuality as opposed to religious indoctrination is alive and well.
     
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    kemetkind Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This sits well with me sister River! Thank you for it.

    PEACE
     
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    Excellent post River.

    Very important that we recognize that the European and African thought processes are entirely different in many ways, especially concerning spirituality, and that we must not only educate ourselves and change our beliefs, but we must actually make a thorough inspection of our own sub-conscious minds/programming and make "major" adjustments in order to begin to fully connect with our true selves. It is absolutely essential that we humble ourselves and understand that it is impossible for us to have been raised in a society as backward and racist as america (or any other western influenced country) and not be influenced by its psychology. This is also an ongoing and never ending process that should never stop. The negative psychology is constant, and so must be our own positive psychology if we are meant to win this kind of warfare. Make no mistake about it: THIS IS THE BATTLE. When we find our way to surround ourselves with correct imagery and energy, and effectively block out the negative, we will win this war, but not before. The books and other information that we are exposing ourselves to are like new tires and a shiny new paint job on an old car. A complete psychological overhaul is necessary to get us ready to move. thank u for bringing this concept to our attention Sister River. I'll speak on it further at a later time. Ase.

    Love U.
     
  5. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    A lot of new people have joined us so I thought I'd bring this up again.

    Enhoy fambly
     
  6. lord shorty

    lord shorty Active Member MEMBER

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    Unlike a book that somebody wrote and told us they got from God, our minds are the one thing we have that we know is from God without anybody having to tell us

    that is STRONG medicine

    thanks for this post
     
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    lord shorty Active Member MEMBER

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs
     
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    Metaverse Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Such a beautiful and accurate post Sistah River. Now my only problem is...finding a mountain top high enough to shout your words!!

    Thank you for your peace and guidance
     
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    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It was be nice if we had a satalite to tap into every black households television or radio.
     
  10. Zacharias

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    Hotep

    Telling Nubians to stop adhereing to the teaching of the Bible / Quraan Etc .Because of this or that . Wont get it , What are they to replace these teaching With and why . Nor should Nubians put their soul in the hands of another Nubians because She / He is a Nubian . Because they're Nubian who have disagreeable soul themselves .
     
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