“HUMANITY” IN AFRICAN TRADITION
In Ancient Kamitic Tradition, the first step into Humanity is for each human to acknowledge her/his divine Self-Image from being a Spark of God. The second step is to stay in the flow of the Divine Laws of Ma’at. Ma’at means the Spiritual Elements of Unconditional Love, Truth, Reality, and the Natural in action. These two steps impart Dignity (the Selfhood Greatness one possesses at birth). Dignity consists of an obvious, real, and rising Sun type vivid Ma’at light. The sacredness of the gold-like Rays of Dignity open insights into such Spiritual Elements’ attributes as natural Goodness, Decorum, Elegance and Gentleness. Its recognition produces an “awe” form of Spiritual Respect. The “awe’s” Reciprocity urges one to do “ME/WE” sharing of Dignity. In any form of Thoughtfulness to others–particularly to the most needy, through no fault of their own–such sharing is transformed into symbolic messages. Those messages disregard limitations and boundaries of human thought in order to touch Receivers’ appreciative “Hearts.” The Essence of Dignity contains Ma’at Principles—i.e. Truth, Justice, Order, Righteousness, Balance, Reciprocity, and Harmony. Each human’s unique way of showing these are in the categories of Spiritual Respect, Selfless Service, Compassion, Devotion to God. The result is the promotion of inner Peace, Social Harmony, and Contentment. Ma’at Principles, expressed in each individual’s own style and in the form of a “collective,” is called Humanity.Humanity has five main separate applications—each being about maintaining ones Integrity. Integrity is living within African Tradition’s Ultimate Standard Spiritual Elements flow and making all of ones lifestyle think, feel, say, and behaviors from its ingredients. African Sages said ones purpose in life is to fulfill the Divine Plan. So, each human’s duty is to creatively use Ma’at Principles that contribute to Cosmic Organism Circle Wholism Harmony.
First, is the Spiritually Selfish Humanity display of applying Ma’at Principles to oneself. Principle I is to do what promotes the progression of ones Selfhood toward being ones Highest (Divinity) Self, and thereby leave ones Lower (animalistic) Self behind. Principle II is to do whatprevents and/or protects from threats, disturbances, or destruction of ones Highest (Divinity) Self. Principle III is to bring relief to effects of what is threatening, disturbing, or attacking ones Self-Esteem—whether from self-inside and/or External World influences. This is done, said African Sages, by using the difficulties one has in life as a tool to force out the divine powers within ones Selfhood so they can be cultivated.“Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.”
Second, when traced back far enough, Ancient Africans said all of God’s Creatures, including humans, and Creations would be found to be Genetically and Spiritually related—since all are derived from God’s Image and Spiritual Elements. Thus, Ma’at Principles also apply to this “ME/WE” Cosmic Organism. Principle I is what the “ME” does to promote the progression of willing humans toward their Highest (Divinity) Selves. Principle II is what the “ME” does to prevent and/or protect the “WE” from threats, disturbances, or destruction of ones Highest (Divinity) Self—to the extent feasible. Principle III is the “ME” bringing relief to the “WE. When done for non-self-imposed destructive effects by the “WE,” this is Compassion—the feature of the Humane term.
Third, when a human is on the Ma’at Principles path or is struggling in order to get on it, that human deserves Respect. Respect is the giving of Appreciation to such deserving humans as one would give to the Spirit of God. Respect does not mean liking or accepting everything one does. Still, if willing, they are to be helped. For them, Unconditional Love displays—as I define it–are by paying a very high price to give them Selfless Service, and especially when they do not want it or refuse it.
Fourth, is similarly showing Compassion for those lazy people who have created their own problems. However, the best help for them is to be allowed to wallow in their own self-created problems until they are sincere in wanting to change. Sincerity is shown by demonstrating persistent self-help efforts.
Fifth, are Satanists dedicated to attacking the Spiritual Elements and using their fantasy created Supernatural God, Hell, and Devil to control people’s minds in order to achieve their ends. Ones Ma’at Principles dictate one must Courageously, by means other than confrontation, defend and protect whatever, or whomever, is threatening, disturbing, or attacking the Spiritual Elements. Then, to continue heading to ones goal, creative measures are used to get around Satanists’ obstructions. In this way, one helps preserve Humanity or prevents, or slows, Humanity from further destruction.
Joseph A. Bailey II, MD, FACS