AFRICAN TRADITION “MANHOOD”
The human Soul’s composition of a Spark of God means the human mind’s purpose is to be a storehouse of the divine Self’s Knowledge of itself for use in reflecting that Certainty in daily living. Ones duty is to live within and evolve out of the Spiritual Elements—the process for discovering Unconditional Love, Truth, Reality, and the Natural—a process imparting, not pleasure or “excitement,” but an “Aliveness,” as in overflowing with Curiosity to explore the unknown and seeking its every Spiritual Elements tidbit to use for creating ones life. Such a flow, only possible by Real Self (Ma’at) Life-Living, is maintained by: (1) staying with good thoughts united by the union of the right Intellect, Emotions, and Judgment; (2) imparting good words to encourage or assist; (3) engaging in good “ME/WE” actions that expand beyond finite ends; and (4) staying focused on eternal luminaries (e.g. Unconditional Love and Truth). This process demands Knowing (not Belief or Faith) and meshing Certainty power with Unconditional Love’s power. Out of the resultant Soul Integrity flows what it takes to “Be Right,” “Recognize Right,” “Do Right,” “Make Things Right,” and “Defend the Right”—and these fulfill every function of Humanity. Guidelines for this process–so as to bring order to ones life and stay in the flow of the Spiritual Elements–include the fact that Truth can only be known by seeing things the way they are while disregarding any likes or dislikes about its discovery or where it leads–since one can and ought to live by Truth. Along the path, appreciate the good derived from “living” with Human Ideals so as to evolve into enjoying being about ones Mission.
Ancient Africans said humans’ growth patterns are in 3 distinct phases: physical, mental, and spiritual. Adult’s Spirituality phase is characterized by the same sense of Limitlessness, though modified, as possessed by the Supreme Being: (a) a sense of “Oneness” with all Cosmic creations (omnipresence)—and not having a limited presence, as is the feature of Lower (animalistic) Self people; (b) an Intuitive faculty that informs without thinking (wisdom, omniscience)—and not the ignorance of staying ignorant which drives one to seek information from the External World; and (c) ones Will powers acting upon ones Spirit to enable achievements of Human Ideal Goals—and not the impotence at the root of all human dishonorableness, prejudice, and greedy grabbing for the earth’s riches. These 3 negatives cause Humankind’s problems; these 3 attributes of God solve Humankind’s problems, for they are the Substance of claims that humans are made in the likeness of God. The ultimate human example of perfected God attributes was Tehuti—the African Master of all Masters—a “Man-Godhood” on Earth. Though to lessor degrees, most people know someone who does “a whole lot 24/7” by having unlimited potential thoughts enabling achieving reasonable goals. Partly contributory to their countless achievements is an absolute refusal to accept thoughts limiting their abilities. They have a Mission to which they hone skills of Self-Control and Self-Discipline; constant Focus (a key) on handling one thing at a time; of ever striving for Perfection; in efficient precision of Thought Organization into Matter; Matter into Form; and Form into workable effective action. A reason others do not get to be all they can be is because they choose to remain ‘un-awakened’. An analogy is the Congenital Tarda genes (e.g. for some great Talent) that are present in each human at birth but do not express themselves until sometime after birth—but only in “Awake and Alive” people. The more that Talent is nourished and cultivated the more it “Fruits.”
Primitive Africans’ “Manhood” cornerstones were to Provide, Protect, Produce—caring deeply for their children. Later Africans guided children toward their Highest (Divinity) Self. This enables ones sense of Selfhood Greatness to show by realizing the Truth of there being no separation of any human from others; of the identification for all humans with the Universal Self; of eagerly curing ones own follies and false opinions; to give others credit and be happy for others success, to have courage to say: “I was wrong”; “You were right”; “I lost it” (not “It got lost”). Avoid blaming/complaining. African Manhood deals with serious business similar to how a child does it at play. A defining moment in growing up is discovering the surviving core of strength within oneself that overrides very intense hurts and then drives one to instantly face/handle tough problems. jabaileymd.com