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  1. A fundamental tenet of the nature of reality is the Law of the One And the Many. An understanding of this pattern of of creation is indispensable to the practicing metaphysician. There is only One Thing in the cosmos: energy vibrating at infinitely varying rates, creating all the known phenomena in the universe. Although the One is ultimately unnamable, in order to gain a workable understanding we can describe it in terms that Energy, the One, IS...matter, the many, becomes.

    I AM

    I DESIRE

    I DESIRE TO BE IN RELATION

    RELATION REQUIRES AN OTHER

    I POLARIZE

    I AM ALL THERE IS...

    This poem is an expression of my understanding of the Law of the One And the Many. Any one thing we can name mirrors this law so if we are aware of it and how it operates in reality as we experience it, we can see that contained within each name, there is more than one valid way to describe the thing.

    As human beings, one thing we want is for our lives to have meaning. That's why the slogan, "Black Lives Matter" struck such a deep chord in not just Black people, but also in all those detractors who would seek to diminish our value as human beings in order to satisfy their lust for hatred. Even though we have this need for our lives to have meaning, it is expressed in as many different ways as there are Black people. It is important to recognize that each of us came here with innate talents, interests and abilities, and rejoice in the knowledge that by sharing our unique gifts, we can't help but live satisfying, meaningful lives.

    As Black people, one thing we want is unity. We want to commune with our own people for the betterment of our race. We have to recognize that Black Unity will never be achieved, though, until we are able to allow every Black person to seek to express themselves in whatever way their soul dictates without anyone being called "wrong" or "bad". Even if we vehemently disagree with one another about what is good and right, we have to be as one, united by our black skin and our common experience of racism.

    As parents, one thing we want is for our children to thrive--to be safe and happy and to achieve their dreams. The many ways we go about helping them thrive is up to each parent, again without anyone's approach being labeled as wrong. However we choose to raise, educate and protect our children, it is our right and responsibility to do so. We each have our own values, convictions and experiences that inform our decisions of how we prepare our children to contend with life's ups and downs. And if we see that someone is struggling here, offering support rather than criticism will help to strengthen our race.

    In acknowledging the validity of the Law of the One and the Many, we see that it is not necessary to quarrel with one another over the path to Black Liberation. Rather, its acceptance means that each person is encouraged to contribute what they can according to their own conscience and understanding. This is a theme I return to often because I can't stress strongly enough that there is only one Absolute and that everything else is relative. My path is to encourage anyone who sees the value in it to use the metaphysical approach--the direction and control of invisible mental energy--to work toward eliminating racism in America. Metaphysicians take the approach that everything in the cosmos is mind-stuff or mental energy and therefore, we take the energetic approach to eliminate racism knowing that we create our own reality.

    To say that we will eliminate racism is a bit misleading; what we actually seek to do is to render it impotent by withdrawing its object. Racism can only operate on us from the outside in the event that we seek something from White America. If we do not go to White America for jobs, education, housing, social status, entertainment, protection or acceptance in any form, racism has no place to go but where it rightfully belongs and that is into eroding the soul of the racist.

    Let us find unity among ourselves no matter how diverse our outlooks and practices. I think the one thing we can agree on is that racism is alive and well in America. Let's respect ourselves enough to accept that there are myriad ways we seek to deal with it, and together move forward on every front.

    Peace and blessings!

    Be sure to visit the Afro Metaphysics website and Facebook page for more information.
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  2. [​IMG] As Black History month comes to a close, we can acknowledge that its observation, while laudable, is not nearly enough. So many of our young people have so little faith in their ability to thrive and prosper in the United States, or to safely raise their children here, that we have reached a crisis point in the history of Black people in America. Reflecting on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic 1963 "I have a Dream" speech, I realize that I too have a dream. I dream that one day little Black boys and little Black girls will be taught from the womb that they are luminous manifestations of the All That Is, endowed with the power, love and majesty we now ascribe to God.

    Were every Black child taught to boldly develop their unique talents and interests, racism would cease to be an issue for African Americans. We would have an abundance of Black bankers, teachers, engineers, web masters, entrepreneurs, motor vehicle registrars, clothiers and neighborhood development corporations. We would have Black artists and sculptors making a good living while culturally enriching our homes, institutions and communities. We would have an abundance of Black book stores, accounting firms, manufacturers, and midwives. Do you see what I'm saying? We ought to be able to, under all circumstances, choose to conduct our business with our own people! And we ought to be treated with dignity and respect when we support Black enterprise so that we feel good spending our money this way.

    My dream is that Black Nationalism be taken seriously by African Americans. I am a Black Nationalist in what I think is the best sense of the term: a proponent of a Black national identity not predicated on struggle and pain. I can foresee that as we commit to build our Black nation, we can correct many of the ills that are part and parcel of the current system. We can show the compassion and understanding for one another that is not now extended to us. The closer we get to the 2016 elections, the clearer it becomes that integration into the existing system has not worked. Pan-Africanism, attractive though it may be, is not an economic feasibility for most African Americans, nor would many choose to emigrate even if given the chance. So I dream that we create our nation-within-a-nation right here in the U.S.--starting in our own neighborhoods.

    I have a dream that we come to experience community in place of fragmentation--cooperation rather than crabs-in-a-barrel-type competition. For those among us who are happy and faring well within the dominant culture, pay something forward toward the uplift of other Black folk. And for the overwhelming majority of African Americans for whom this system is not working, let each individual follow their inner guidance to greatness and find their unique gifts, which can not only create personal satisfaction and wealth, but infuse good works and vital energy into the world.

    History is being made every moment. Let us not consign our futures and those of our children to anything less than the brilliance we are capable of creating by our own vision and determination.

    Dream what we will--then make it real!


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  3. Saint Icon.png All creation emanates from a single Divine Source so all of creation is holy. Whether or not we adhere to a particular religion, it is important to start to see how our black skin correlates to the Divine Feminine and stop living according to the standards, customs and morés of a masculine, patriarchal model. It's time to bring forth, in its full glory, the sacred blackness we are meant to do. It's time to see that we are Goddess-become-human so that we can live as human-become-Goddess. Man or woman, our natural way of expressing in the world is the way of the Divine Feminine.

    Our black skin is the outer manifestation of the Sacred Blackness, the Divine Feminine, the Mother of Everything. Everything that comes into existence began that existence in blackness. From the known universe itself emanating from the black void, to the stars that shine brilliantly within the blackness of space, to the child developing in the blackness of its mothers womb, to the seed that germinates in the black earth, to the thoughts and dreams that come forth from the hidden blackness of our consciousness, blackness represents the aspect of divinity that is the Mother and the Source of everything.

    When religion spawned duality, when what cannot be separated became separate in people's minds, the war between the so-called "forces of light and darkness" also began. This, Sisters and Brothers, is a perversion of the cosmic order. Although we've been taught that white is pure and holy while black is immoral and evil, and although this perversion is engrained in the Western psyche to an unimaginable extent, it's time to break the spell of this destructive misconception and live from our holy blackness.

    The word holy itself comes from a root word that means whole. To see examples of our role in bringing balance and wholeness into the world, and fulfilling our role of being living expressions of the Divine Feminine, here are some examples of the differences between the feminine and masculine energies.

    FEMININE / MASCULINE

    Darkness / Light
    Inner Directed / Outer Directed
    Passive / Active
    Intuitive / Analytical
    Emotional / Rational
    Cyclical / Linear
    Empathetic / Objective
    Receptive / Assertive
    Creative / Constructive
    Simultaneous / Successive
    Collective / Individual
    Process Oriented / Outcome Oriented

    The reason that practicing metaphysical principles is such a good fit for Black people is that it is done in the blackness of our consciousness. By taking the metaphysical approach to spirituality, the approach that is inner directed and creative, that is receptive to the subtler energies of the Cosmos, that values emotion equally with rationality, that sees and demonstrates the holiness of blackness, we not only lift ourselves out of despair and hopelessness, we actually heal what is sick about the world we live in and bring forth balance and wholeness from the Source of Creation. As practicing metaphysicians we stop living from the ill-fitting masculine paradigm of individualistic self-service and instead act from the feminine paradigm of living for the collective good.

    What could be holier than that?

    Be sure to visit the Afro Metaphysics website and Facebook page. And for a more in-depth look at metaphysical principles and how they relate to Black Liberation, get your copy of The Church of the Cosmic Mother: Metaphysics for the African American Seeker.

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    One of my favorite topics is the movement of mind called the paradox. The word literally means "beyond belief" and according to the dictionary, it is
    "a statement that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality, expresses a truth." A paradox contains within itself a pair of opposites, held in relationship by an overarching balancing force. The function of this balancing force is to provide both the impulse and the space for the pair of opposites to exist simultaneously.

    The basic structure of the cosmos is the paradox and can be seen everywhere we look because nothing exists without its opposite! As soon as we name anything, we are also acknowledging the existence of its opposite. If we call something negative, we are admitting that there is a positive. If we say something is moving, we are in effect saying that there is such a thing as being stationary. And if we say that we are sad, we are also saying that we know happiness exists. So mastering the art of reconciling life's endless paradoxes requires that we be able to hold its opposites in balance by purposefully assuming the role of the balancing force.

    Graphically, the cosmic paradox is captured in the Taijitu, the yin/yang symbol. It is a visual representation of the fundamental whole out of which all possible pairs of opposites emanate. It also represents movement--the passage of time--which is the fourth dimension of our space-time continuum. Notice how when one aspect grows out of proportion, or out of balance with its opposite, it overshadows and obscures it. Conversely, when the two aspects are equal, each aspect comfortably resides in the other without overriding it.

    Using the paradox model to address racism in America, it is time to accept that relations between African Americans and all other ethnicities are grossly out of balance. While on the one hand we can know that every human being is a spiritual being having a human experience, at the same time we can acknowledge that it is necessary for Black people to come together, to the exclusion of all other ethnicities, to balance race relations in this country. It is a mathematical necessity for us to unify ourselves first, to freely articulate our own unique culture, in order to achieve balance and parity in our economic, social and political dealings with the dominant culture.

    To establish and build a strong African American culture, we need to come together as a people to conceive and implement a program of Black self-sufficiency. It requires that we build an infrastructure in our midst to replace the one that now limits us or forbids us outright. It takes all kinds of us to create such a program: religious, atheist, conservative, radical, athletic, artistic, scholarly, enterprising, care-giving, hands-on, dreamers, movers and shakers, teachers, preachers and every other variety of Black person contributing their unique talents and energy to the process.

    It follows logically then that if we do this, we cannot be marginalized because we will have created and can use our own land, facilities, institutions, and social and economic structures if we so choose. Then, although we have done nothing to try to change the fact that racism exists, we will have changed our experience of it.

    Peace and blessings Family :heart::heart:

    If you are interested in learning more about practical metaphysics, I invite to to visit the Afro Metaphysics website and FaceBook page where you can also sign up to receive weekly blog updates by email and a free sample of The Church of the Cosmic Mother: Metaphysics for the African American Seeker.

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  5. One of my favorite topics is the movement of mind called the paradox. The word literally means "beyond belief" and according to the dictionary, it is
    "a statement that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality, expresses a truth." A paradox contains within itself a pair of opposites, held in relationship by an overarching balancing force. The function of this balancing force is to provide both the impulse and the space for the pair of opposites to exist simultaneously.

    The basic structure of the cosmos is the paradox and can be seen everywhere we look because nothing exists without its opposite! As soon as we name anything, we are also acknowledging the existence of its opposite. If we call something negative, we are admitting that there is a positive. If we say something is moving, we are in effect saying that there is such a thing as being stationary. And if we say that we are sad, we are also saying that we know happiness exists. So mastering the art reconciling life's endless paradoxes requires that we be able to hold its opposites in balance by purposefully assuming the role of the balancing force.

    Graphically, the cosmic paradox is captured in the Taijitu, the yin/yang symbol. It is a visual representation of the fundamental whole out of which all possible pairs of opposites emanate. It also represents movement--the passage of time--which is the fourth dimension of our space-time continuum. Notice how when one aspect grows out of proportion, or out of balance with its opposite, it overshadows and obscures it. Conversely, when the two aspects are equal, each aspect comfortably resides in the other without overriding it.

    Using the paradox model to address racism in America, it is time to accept that relations between African American and all other ethnicities are grossly out of balance. While on the one hand we can know that every human being is a spiritual being having a human experience, at the same time we can acknowledge that it is necessary for Black people to come together, to the exclusion of all other ethnicities, to balance race relations in this country. It is a mathematical necessity for us to unify ourselves first, to freely articulate our own unique culture, in order to achieve balance and parity in our economic, social and political dealings with the dominant culture.

    To establish and build a strong African American culture, we need to come together as a people to conceive and implement a program of Black self-sufficiency. It requires that we build an infrastructure in our midst to replace the one that now limits us or forbids us outright. It takes all kinds of us to create such a program: religious, atheist, conservative, radical, athletic, artistic, scholarly, enterprising, care-giving, hands-on, dreamers, movers and shakers, teachers, preachers and every other variety of Black person contributing their unique talents and energy to the process.

    It follows logically then that if we do this, we cannot be marginalized because we will have created and can use our own land, facilities, institutions, and social and economic structures if we so choose. Then, although we have done nothing to try to change the fact that racism exists, we will have changed our experience of it.

    Peace and blessings Family :heart::heart:

    If you are interested in learning more about practical metaphysics, I invite to to visit the Afro Metaphysics website and FaceBook page where you can also sign up to receive weekly blog updates by email and a free sample of The Church of the Cosmic Mother: Metaphysics for the African American Seeker.

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  6. There is a saying that "the finger pointing to the moon is not the moon." The same thing applies to referring to physics to point to the properties of consciousness, which cannot be seen, only experienced. In this the last article looking at the physics of metaphysics, I'd like to address the concept of inertia. The formula is yet another iteration of the basic energy equation and is expressed as Force = mass x acceleration.

    F = ma

    In classical physics, the principle of inertia refers the resistance of an object to any change in either its state of rest or of motion. It describes the tendency of an object not to move when stationary, or to keep moving unless it is interfered with by another force. Metaphysically, inertia refers to established and ingrained patterns of consciousness, many times unconscious and unknown to us, that unless interfered with, keep creating circumstances in our lives that we do not want!

    One easy way to see inertia at work in the human condition is in our habits. Anyone who has ever tried to break a habit knows what a challenge it is because the habit has become largely unconscious. It takes a force--a conscious decision to do something differently--to interfere with and change the inertia represented by that pattern of consciousness.

    When it comes to adopting metaphysics as an alternative to traditional forms of Black spirituality, we can think about it in terms of the inertia that exists because most of us were brought up to look to religion rather than spirituality as our moral compass and our source of strength in troubling times. It is incredibly hard to stop thinking of life as being beyond our control. It doesn't seem right or possible that we are the authors of our lives by virtue of our co-creatorship with the All-That-Is. Yet just as in physics, we don't have to accept these concepts as true without being able to prove them for ourselves.

    I founded Afro Metaphysics to make the practice of metaphysics more commonplace among African Americans. Energy follows attention and so long as our attention is on fighting racism or maintaining a sense of powerlessness to overcome the dismal conditions we are living under in America, we are in a state of inertia that will continue to produce more of the same. Unless or until we break the trajectory of expecting our uplift to come from anything or anyone but ourselves, we cannot expect a different result.

    Sisters and Brothers, don't take my word for any of it. You can put these principles to the test for yourself. Go through the steps to manifestation and watch yourself go from one success to the next and with this proof in hand, expand those successes to contribute to uplifting the Black race as a whole, both domestically and abroad.

    Knowing how physics correlates to the Natural Laws of Metaphysics takes the woo-woo factor out of it and gives us something that religion cannot--knowledge of the ultimate power we possess to shape our own lives and our destinies. There is no separation between us and the Absolute. Just as a wave is made of the same "stuff" as the ocean, we are made of the same stuff as the Creator. It is up to us to either keep going along as we have or to make the decision to overcome our inertia and do things differently going forward.


    I invite you to visit the Afro Metaphysics website and the FaceBook page to learn more about how to use metaphysical principles to create positive and lasting change for Black people in the United States and throughout the Diaspora.

    Peace and blessings!
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  7. Last time we looked at the Energy Equation from the standpoint of the relationship between Energy and matter. In physics, it is these two terms that are important. But in metaphysics, there is a third term required: C for Consciousness. Thus the metaphysical Energy Equation is

    E = C = mc².

    Consciousness is the term that bridges the dimensions between Energy and matter. Consciousness is the personal, individual equivalent of Energy and is the key to understanding how it is that by using the Natural Laws of Metaphysics, we can create things and circumstances out of formless Cosmic Energy.

    Are our thoughts, desires, emotions, plans, imaginings, fears and joys real things? Of course they are! Were they not real, they could not exist. However, their existence is formless so we may completely miss the fact that not only is the energy field that makes up our consciousness something real, but it is so real that it is creating after its likeness all the time.

    Some manner of Consciousness is behind every instance of manifestation in our three spatial dimensions plus time, without exception. We may not be able to name or directly know the Consciousness that creates the order/chaos in the Cosmos, that rules the natural world, but we can know our own heart and mind if we are willing to make the effort to observe them. By doing so we better attune ourselves to take formless Cosmic Energy and filter it through our own consciousness to create what we want.

    So many of us are at a great loss as to what to do about racism in America. It is so overwhelming and all-pervasive that it seems an insurmountable obstacle standing in the way of our happiness and that of our children. But as we each in our own time, identify what our personal contributions to Black Liberation can be, as we become proactive rather than reactive, we redirect Energy away from fighting racism to building independence and self-reliance as Black people. Energy follows attention and putting our attention on nation-building and defining Black culture in America will do more to shield us from the ravages of racism than all the marching, protesting, letter writing and legislating "equality" could ever do.

    Consciousness is the missing term in the Energy Equation that makes it more human, more personal, more powerful. We are gods, creators in our own right, possessed of the ability to bring that which we can imagine and believe from formlessness into being. How we use this force of Nature determines how we live. Let's use it to create our own health, wealth and happiness, apart from and in spite of racism in America, so that we create our equality, not beg for it.

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    FaceBook: www.facebook.com/afrometaphysics
    email: [email protected]
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  8. It seems that the least popular way to examine the subject of metaphysics is through, well, physics. Most people are drawn to the mystical aspects of metaphysics that set it apart from the mundane. Yet we live in a Cosmos of cause and effect and only those events whose causes are unseen seem to us to be without causal explanation. Mysticism already knows, and science is now bearing out, that these unseen causes of observable phenomena are always to be found in the conversion of Energy into matter.

    You can't get any more to the point in the matter of metaphysics than E = mc². Spoken in the language of mathematics and interpreted from the standpoint of metaphysics, this equation states that:

    Energy is, matter becomes, yet the two are one and the same.

    If we want the Mother, the Matrix, the Energy in the equation to become matter, in the specific form that we choose create it, all we have to do is apply the Natural Laws of Metaphysics to successfully make the Energy conversion.

    According to the quantum mechanical model, at the level of Energy, subatomic particles are indeterminate wave functions and have no definite form. What makes a particle stop behaving as an amorphous wave and collapse into a definite form is our observation of it! We are each part of an interconnected Web of Being so that simply by observing it, we are continuously participating with reality and changing it in some way.

    It is not enough to say that we influence our life circumstances, the people around us and the experiences we attract. It is more accurate to say that we actually create our life experiences. By our assumptions and beliefs, we create the matter form of the undifferentiated Energy that becomes our life experiences. That's great news! It means that we can choose, by where we place our attention, what we want to see in our environment and in our life. If we are convinced that we are helpless to fundamentally change our situation and our environment, then we are correct. Conversely, if we are certain that we are powerful and self-directed, then we are correct.

    The results we get in life are brought into being by what we believe and expect.

    So with this understanding of the relationship between Energy and matter in mind, when we set out to do our work to create an environment in which we and our children can thrive, we can do so with all the certainty we would knowing that if we drop an apple, it will fall down, not up.

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  9. You've heard it called "The Law of Attraction", or "The Secret", or maybe "The Power of Positive Thinking", or even "Mind Over Matter." These are all descriptions of what I prefer to call "The Natural Laws of Metaphysics" because metaphysics as a branch of study is both natural and it is physical. Metaphysics is simply the study of the physics of the invisible spectrums and dimensions.

    The reason I wanted to move on to the physics of metaphysics is that I wanted to put a foundation under, and structure around, the process of manifestation. The prefix "meta-" in metaphysics denotes not the unreal, but the more real because it includes that which exists but cannot be counted or measured such as thoughts, emotions and desires. Make no mistake--thoughts are things! There is a saying that "Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind." Produce what? Where? They produce what you believe and expect mirrored back to you in the form of your everyday experiences!

    I am, by my acquired personality, a doubter. I take great pleasure in being able to truthfully say, "I'm from Missouri. You've got to show me!" So when I was first introduced to metaphysical concepts by my sister Dorothy, I wouldn't, couldn't, buy into any of it at face value. At the same time, I liked the idea that I was responsible for how my life had gone. It meant that my determined efforts to get to where I was had not gone to waste. But until I tried it for myself, until I proved it to myself and was able to watch myself create on purpose, metaphysics was just another theory, just someone else's opinions and experiences.

    Then at age 46, I started college and studied physics and mathematics to look for the physical corollaries to the Laws of Metaphysics that I knew were there. I did this not only to satisfy myself and my own need for things to "make sense", but for anyone like me who needed something more "down to Earth" than the offerings of religion or philosophy to explain why each life has meaning. I found what I was looking for among the laws of physics, in the language of mathematics and most importantly, in the field of quantum mechanics.

    So this series of posts will be directed towards revealing the physics of metaphysics and why we should care about it at all. Knowing that what we can see and hear and touch and taste and smell is less than five percent of what exists--the rest being completely invisible, will start to form a picture in our minds of what is possible. Knowing the properties of energy as encapsulated in the formula E = mc^2, so that we can manipulate the formula on purpose, will help demonstrate the truth of the relationship between energy and matter. Demonstrating our mastery of the Natural Laws of Metaphysics will restore hope that our subsequent generations will live better lives than we have because we will have taught them these Laws from an early age.

    Africans are the original scientists, cosmologists and mathematicians. Yet today, we are woefully underrepresented in these fields. We are in a position to encourage our children in science and technology, which is almost required since in the digital age, being tech savvy is tantamount to being literate. For the engineer and the artist alike, for the young and for the old, understanding that metaphysics is the physics of the invisible, the science of the soul, will serve to benefit us all.

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  10. Until now we have been exploring actionable content describing how manifestation takes place so that you can get started immediately trying out the steps for yourself:
    • observing your thoughts, emotions and self-talk
    • identifying and clarifying your desires
    • assuming the feeling of your desires fulfilled
    • accepting and overcoming resistance
    • sitting in silence and listening for your ideas and instructions and
    • affirming the reality of your desires fulfilled.
    Today I want to come full circle and again stress that the most important of these steps, by far, is self-observation. Hopefully, you have begun, even if only out of curiosity, to hear and observe your self-talk from time to time. Hopefully, as well, you have been able to catch yourself saying (thinking is just speaking internally) things that are contrary to your desires.

    Now if, during this process, you do catch yourself saying something "negative", it is not necessary to immediately correct yourself or label yourself "wrong" in any way. In fact, it is often counter-productive to do so. Rather, just observe, without judgement, and know that having brought awareness to the thought has already begun the process of transforming it. Over time, it becomes almost effortless then, to replace any negative or destructive thought that is reproducing itself in your life.

    Be especially vigilant about whatever thoughts (internal words and pictures) follow the words "I am." If you do nothing more than this, your life will be transformed! "I am POWERFUL." "I am INTELLIGENT." "I am CAPABLE." "I am LOVING." ""I am SUCCESSFUL." I am STRONG." "I am a LEADER." "I am TALENTED." "I am BEAUTIFUL." "I am PROSPEROUS." These are the kind of "I ams" you want to hear when you listen. Rejoice when you hear them because they are coming into your conscious awareness of them from the core of your belief system!

    I started Afro Metaphysics because I am sick and tired of the atrocities committed against people of African descent in these United States! Recently, while working on my next book, I suddenly realized that I had been using African American and Black interchangeably. This is not correct! African American is my nationality. Black is my race. Whatever I do as I make my own contribution to the struggle for Black Liberation, I do for my race. Afro Metaphysics has been designed to be a gathering place, a meeting place, and a market place for, by, and about BLACK people. I am particularly interested in reaching young people--those among us who will provide future leadership for our race, and who are raising and influencing your own children right now.

    As I wrap up this first round of articles about manifestation, I would appreciate any input you have for what topics you would like to see addressed in the future. I was thinking of talking about the science behind the process of manifestation next but I will go in whatever direction you send me. Please feel welcome to visit the Afro Metaphysics website, the Church of the Cosmic Mother FB page, or email me directly at [email protected] to share your thoughts.

    Peace and blessings Family!
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  11. The complement of meditation is prayer. Last week I talked about meditation, stressing that it is a passive state easily achieved by becoming still and listening. In this state we are better able to hear and understand our Divine instructions and ideas, which well up into conscious awareness from within. Listening also means that when unexpected or unwanted noises intrude, rather than break our focus, the noises themselves become part of the meditation practice.

    Meditation is not visualizing or settling down to a guided meditation where you are listening to and following the instructions given by whoever recorded the "meditation." These activities belong to the realm of prayer.

    If meditation is a passive state, its counterpart, prayer, is an active state. Prayer is speaking, seeing and believing what is prayed for into being. To the practicing metaphysician, prayer in not about asking for something but rather it is preparing to receive it! Prayer is not about beseeching or supplicating some entity outside our selves to give us something we want, but about affirming the reality of the thing before we can see it in our 3 spatial dimensions plus time.

    Most of us are not used to thinking of prayer as affirmation. We are more inclined to think that we have to leave our fate up to a God who may or may not be sympathetic to our aims and who may or may not grant us what we want. The reason that supplicative prayer is so often effective is not because it is up to God whether we get what we want but because we believe that our prayers will be answered. That means that the answer to the prayer is really up to us!

    What is missing in the process of supplicative prayer is the understanding that God does not reside outside us. We are I AM THAT I AM! So to take the guess-work out of whether God hears and chooses to grant our prayers, we have to stop imploring a God outside ourselves and energetically bring to ourselves that which we desire. When we talk to God, Sisters and Brothers, we'd best be talking to ourselves!

    This complete reversal in how we've been taught to pray and in our understanding of what prayer is is not an easy transition to make but will make all the difference in how your life goes. Recognizing that whatever you call God expresses itself in this world through you, as you, relieves you of any fear of blasphemy when you call yourself god. To pray rightly, you only have to call what you want into being by affirming and believing the truth of it. "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." (Mark 11:24)

    Prayer is affirmation, visualization, seeking after the feeling of the desire fulfilled. The combination of active prayer and passive meditation raise the vibratory rate of our consciousness as a whole and makes us more magnetic to our desires. If we are to sustain the work of building a Black Nation within a nation where our children and young people don't have to look outside themselves for their worth and their power, learning the art of right prayer is essential.
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  12. We are not three dimensional beings. We are not, due to the nature of human consciousness, required to live within the confines of the Newtonian physics of space and time. Rather, we are now well established in the age of quantum physics, which gave us our first scientific glimpse into the mystical nature of consciousness. And that is just the beginning!

    Different levels of reality are always available to us: sleeping, waking, remembering and imagining. Each one is of a completely different order than the others yet when we are in any of these states of consciousness, its contents are real to us. Each serves its purpose in our being human and while we are in it, each state hijacks our attention and awareness, temporarily excluding the others, and rarely trespasses into another state's "territory." The meditative state is simply another order of consciousness. Its purpose is to open us to additional dimensions of being. The more we are able to access this meditative state of human consciousness, the smoother and happier our lives become. Unfortunately, in the greed-fueled dominant culture we live in, the meditative state is the orphan stepchild.

    So that we may experience ourselves as more complete human beings, living in a higher (more polydimensional) state of awareness than can be offered by other states of consciousness, we must spend time accessing and experiencing the meditative order of being.

    There are numerous approaches to meditation. Don’t let not knowing “how” to meditate be a barrier. Entering meditation can be as simple as purposely becoming still with the intention of listening. The most important thing I can say about meditation is that it is a passive state. Completely. The reason listening is such a good way to focus attention during meditation is that to your waking consciousness, listening is a passive act. In meditation you are a receiving station, a vessel, a repository, for the wisdom of the Universe being radiated to you from everywhere around and within you.

    Meditation has so many benefits I won’t even attempt to list them all here. As an element in the process of purposeful creation, the benefits of meditation cannot be overstated. Unlike the other states of consciousness, when we engage in regular meditation we often find that wisdom received from the higher dimensions blessedly impinges on the other states, sometimes for extended periods. That means that we receive guidance from within telling us when to speak or act, and when not to do either one, even if our normal waking state doesn’t know why. So we are more directly guided to the completion of our goals without so many side trips or semesters spent in the school of hard knocks!

    Sit (or lie down). Quiet yourself. Relax. Listen.

    Becoming a practicing metaphysician means trying the principles for yourself. There is no other way to know whether or not they work. The more African Americans, as a nation within a nation, become experiencers of accessing higher dimensions in order to create change, the sooner we will be able to nullify the effects of racism in this country. Time to look away from the tenets of the culture we live in and adopt a spirituality that will set us free.
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  13. Along the way to manifestation it is important to understand the role of resistance in the process of creation. In physics, Newton's Third Law states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. What this means for the metaphysician is that at the same time the desire to manifest something is born, so is the resistance to it. Knowing this helps us to keep in the right frame of mind until the desire appears in the flesh so to speak.

    This truth is not just a function of physics. It is also a Law of Consciousness. Nothing can be created without also creating its opposite. One will be manifest, the other will not. While we are without our desire, its opposite is manifest. When we successfully manifest our desire, its opposite, not having what we want, is not. So even as we refuse to accept any other outcome than that of the fulfilled desire, while it is not yet manifest in the physical realm, we will be tested.

    Rather than the resistance being a hindrance, it is actually a blessing. For one, it helps to separate the wheat from the chaff. If a desire is not something we truly want or believe we can have, the resistance that comes up along the way will cause us to falter and give up. Conversely, if the desire is accepted as having been already achieved in consciousness, the resistance will only serve to strengthen our resolve and teach us something valuable along the way.

    In The Church of the Cosmic Mother, I use the example of wanting a chocolate milkshake and the process one would go through to bring it into physical reality. In this case the resistance could be as simple as having to leave home to go buy the shake. For this example and all other simple, easily attained desires, it is easy to see what the resistance is, and just as easy to overcome it. However, when the desire is a stretch, something not easily attained, where the steps to getting it cannot be readily seen, knowing how to deal with resistance becomes vitally important.

    This is where faith, learning to disregard appearances to the contrary, makes the difference in whether the process of creation culminates in successfully achieving the desire or whether it culminates in the creation of its opposite. The lesson resistance teaches us is that if the desire is important enough, we must never, ever give up! Live in the assumption that the desire is fulfilled until it is done and view every instance of resistance as a gift, a means of flexing and strengthening our awareness of ourselves as mental creators.

    Purposeful acts of creation begin with a desire and end in fulfillment of that desire. Claim your divine inheritance by living in purposeful creativity. First as an individual, and then in larger and larger concentric circles as you do good for yourself, your family, your community and for our race.
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  14. In the last post, I recommended that you take some time to ask yourself a few important questions about the desires that you have identified and fully intend to create, on purpose, with a purpose. The first question was “How you will feel when you achieve your desire?”

    Answering this question is what will do the most to make bringing your desires into physical manifestation an easy and effortless process. The reason this question is so key is that FEELING that your desire has already been achieved is the Law of Consciousness that gets the job done! Until the reality of the completed desire is felt, its completion is still in potential. However once felt, the Law dictates that the thing you desire must appear as an objective reality. There is nothing more you need to do, no additional effort you need to make, because energetically, it is already done. A word of caution here: if you are harboring the feeling, even subconsciously, that you cannot have what you desire, the stronger of the two feelings will manifest!

    So what do I mean by saying the desire must be felt as already existing? How exactly is that feeling itself to be achieved?

    In order to execute this feeling step in the process of manifestation, you have to enter into a state of reverie, a daydream, whereby the sights and sounds of ordinary waking consciousness have receded. You don’t have to engage in meditation to enter this state. All you really have to do is use your imagination.

    Your imaginings (images) allow you to focus your attention where it needs to be—on the fulfillment of your desire. It is vitally important to make your visualization a scene or a conversation that confirms that you already got what you wanted! In other words, visualize the conditions that will exist AFTER the desire is fulfilled, not how badly you want it. What do your surroundings look like? What are people saying to you? What are the sounds, smells, colors and objects that are present after you get your desire? And most importantly, what does it feel like? Do you have butterflies in your stomach? Are you flooded with a warm feeling? Does your body tingle? Is there a feeling of excitement, contentment, joy, satisfaction, or release? To be successful, all of your senses need to come into play.

    You will know for certain that the deed is done when you are so involved in your imagined outcome that you have lost track of space and time--when you realize that you’ve been “gone” and are now coming back to where you were and what you were doing in your normal waking state.

    Feeling is a form of faith. Having faith is not necessarily a religious concept; it simply means to disregard appearances and know the truth of something before you can see it in physical manifestation. Faith is not having to know how the desire will manifest, or even what your part in bringing it about will be as you go about your daily life. These are things best left to the Law of Consciousness to handle. You will be prompted to take action on the way to manifestation in whatever ways are most expedient and that conserve energy. Once your desire is felt, it’s really best to relinquish control and get yourself out of your own way!

    Convert feeling into fact! Have faith in your ability to create your reality. Having faith means to live and move and have your being in the feeling that the manifestation of your desires, as you have identified them and felt the reality of them, is assured.
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  15. Alrighty then! Now that we’ve talked a bit about the importance of self-observation in preparation for the act of voluntary, purposeful creation, we can now look at taking that first step in actually bringing our creations into physical manifestation.

    We are creating something in every moment. We can even go so far as to say that we have created everything that we experience in our lives. Bull! you say. Why would I create the pain, disappointment, loss, and sorrow I’ve experienced in my life?

    The answer is hinted at above in the words “voluntary” and “purposeful.” No one in her right mind would create misery on purpose. Later on we will examine more closely where misery comes from and the reasons that we suffer. But for this topic, creating on purpose with a purpose, we are talking about the act of conscious creation.

    The first component of conscious creation is DESIRE.

    Identifying what we want, what we truly want, is a process of uncovering or discovering our essence, or put another way, our soul’s purpose. This is an important distinction from simply saying “I want…” because wanting without guidance from within is just another form of sleepwalking. It is certainly possible to create something using the Laws of Consciousness because your neighbor has it or because you’ve seen it in a commercial. It is possible to create something in order to get revenge or “teach someone a lesson.” It is possible to create whatever you choose using the Laws of Consciousness without referring to your inner compass for guidance. But whatever is created this way fails to satisfy for any length of time. Whatever is created this way fails to add value in the world. Whatever is created this way is subject to unpleasant karmic repercussions.

    So identifying and setting your desire is best done by first turning inward to get a sense of what having a particular desire manifest will do for you. Become still and ask yourself some pertinent questions about what you say you want. Ask yourself, for example, how you will feel when you achieve your desire. What function will it serve in your life? Who will benefit from your having it? Will it cause harm to anyone? By aligning your desires with your essence, that part of you that is divine, free from ego and has no opposite that can create bad karma, you ensure that what you create brings you and the world the maximum level of joy and fulfillment. Otherwise, what’s the point of desiring at all?

    When embarking on this path of conscious creation, balance is called for. If all desire is focused on making money for example, and only making money, other areas of life that also need our attention such as relationships, service to others, personal growth, leisure and relaxation, and giving something back to our communities and our people, will suffer. All these areas deserve to be looked at in the light of what we desire.

    Spend some time getting clear on what it is you really want. The 10 Most Wanted List is an excellent way to get clarity. It focuses attention on things you do want and allows things that you thought you wanted but were not in alignment with your essence to easily and painlessly fall away. Without clarity on what you truly desire, time and energy are wasted on bringing into being things and circumstances that fail to serve the purpose of bringing you satisfaction, joy and an enhanced feeling of aliveness. With clarity, you consciously create the life you deserve and were meant to have.
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