Saturday, December 27, 2014
Why the Black Diaspora can't pray away their self-hatred...
In the time I've come to curate this Blog, there have been several instances where I mention how it's absolutely imperative that the Black Diaspora recondition themselves/ourselves out of the self-hatred bred into us by the american school system and other mediums.
Every time I've said this, almost without fail, a Black person will respond saying they'd rather pray to resolve these issues.
Here's why that's a losing proposition.
A couple of years ago, a woman friend of mine had a relative who was in rehab. As you could imagine, she didn't particularly like going to this facility to visit this relative, so on a few occasions, she asked me if I'd join her for a bit of moral support. I agreed.
One afternoon, this relative invited us to see the rehabilitative regimen this facility made them go through; and basically what it consisted of was heaping doses of christian doctrine and prayer. What struck me as odd was the seemingly militiristic regimentation of the classes they were mandated to take to complete the program; the place really came off like some sort of christian concentration camp. Nevertheless, the relative of my woman friend completed this program and left the facility.
Less than a month later, my woman friend's relative relapsed and was back in that same rehab facility. And I'd heard about the same things happening to the majority of this facility's patients.
You see, what the Black church and the white supremacists who founded these religions won't tell you, is prayer does change things; but one thing it doesn't change; and never will, is behavior.
In order to really change any kind of negative behavior, you have to plumb the depths of your subconscious, because more often than not, these are symtoms of some sort of childhood abuse(s). Just like the Black Diaspora's self-hatred.
Now, you may think analogies of child abuse have no place in the landscape of what's happened to the Black Diaspora in american schools, but I can assure you, if you're a Black man or woman reading this, that's exactly what that education exposed us to.
Let me give you an example; thinking of this kind of abuse, right off the bat, I can still remember the young Black woman in high school who told me, "Man, God didn't give us (Black people) nothing, we got big lips and nappy hair..." And I understood exactly how she felt, 'cause I'd been made to feel the same way. Now, let's look at this statement from both theological and psychological points of view.
This young Black woman said emphatically, "...GOD didn't give us nothing..." This means the message she got in any church she went to, 'cause you know there's one on every corner of Black neighborhoods, told her that the white jesus, or as spanish people like to call him, christo blanco, made her feel like an outcast or pariah not only to the notion that she could ever be beautiful, but to the notion that she, or her people, had anything to do with what was righteous, divine or sanctified. Those virtues were reserved for whites only. And she was doomed to live and die this way. Now, can you see the kind of psychic damage she endured to get this lowly opinion of herself at such a young age? That is but one result of the american school system's methodical abuses of Black children, thus, I use the term child abuse.
And Black people have to remember, in terms of the Black slave trade in the americas, the people in control of this were white christians. The Ku Klux Klan practice something called 'white christian science', why do you think they burn crosses? And like I've said in previous posts, the first slave ship to wash up on these shores with Black people in its belly was called, 'The Good Ship jesus'. Don't take my word for this, go look it up. Also, in the wake of a lot of Black slaves committing suicide rather than live under white people's torturous conditions, white christianity made suicide a sin, so every one of their Black slaves could literally be worked to death. And here's some more christian scripture that speaks to this sentiment: Ephesians 6:5-8 reads, 'Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.' And this part really gets me...'Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving THE LORD, NOT PEOPLE!! Because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.' Now, here's what the Black Diaspora, or the portion that considers themselves christians need to question, why would their bible endorse slavery? And why would they tell people to obey these slave masters like they obey their god? Doesn't that contradict the first commandment? You know, the one that says: 'I'm the lord your God, you shall not have any Gods before me.'
Black people need to realize what white supremacists have done is, they've taken our Black spiritual sciences (Like Vodun/Voodoo, Yoruba, The Orishas) and are now ruling the world with them, and gave us their impotent white supremacist religions (i.e. christianity, buddhism, islam, judaism, etc.). See, our ingenious ancestors knew the spiritual sciences dealt not only with the conscious, but the subconscious mind; they also knew that the rituals performed in the Black spiritual sciences before or during prayers in some way, shape or fashion, could connect the person doing them to the subconscious, which gave those incantations, divinations and prayers their real power. Without these rituals, prayer becomes a crap shoot; where you have a fifty-fifty chance of what you're praying for happening or not.
I personally have tried some divinations without tying them to the subconscious; and without the subconscious acting like more or less of a battery for these spiritual forces, they don't work. This is what's happening to Black people stuck in the paradigm of christian prayer.
And mind you, we're talking about literal decades of conditioning we've gotten to hate ourselves; so saying five 'our fathers' and ten 'hail marys' ain't gonna' do squat to reverse our self-hating mind state.
So what I'm currently working on is a technique to get into the subconscious mind within the span of less than five minutes. I realized, the more traditional methods of meditation I offered in previous posts were a little too labor intensive. So much so, I was having trouble keeping up with them. But this technique is helping me to consistently keep up with daily meditations. I'm putting this technique through more trials, but once I'm done, I'll definitely share this with the family next year.
And speaking of years, this one has been particularly trying for me; but I'd like to thank all the people who ventured to this Blog and commented, pro or con. In 2015, I've got plans for this Blog to be more productive and informative; so stay tuned, 'cause the best is truly yet to come.
See you next year!
Ma'at Hotep and Kem Wesir!