What an excellent article on the need to invest in water in Africa. The biggest obstacle that I see is the political will of the African leadership to see this as a necessary mandate and strive to restrict any demands for kick backs to put water programs in place. The politicians tend to be so corrupt that even if one wants to do the necessary work free of charge for the people, one still has to give bribery to even initiate it. The rich and the powerful have the opportunity to leave drought stricken areas. However, the most vulnerable citizens; the poor; women and children, are usually the victims of government inability to make water a priority.
We as Africans need to look long term at things that help our world and make it a priority. There is an African proverb that states “When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk.” There is still an opportunity to affect the consequences of water shortages if we can start now. Water is so critical to human existence that Chineke made much of the human body is water. On average, the body of an adult human being contains 60% water. Most of the water in the human body is contained inside our cells. In fact, our billions of cells must have water to live. Billions of dead cells mean millions of dead people who need not die!
Water is so important!
Otito Nile Diri Chineke
Dear Chineke, please do what you do best…heal. Our lives are being torn apart all over the world…in Africa…Middle East…North/ South America, and Asia. We share the world with so many people whose minds are in a dark place, and who are struggling to see the light but not able to open the door and see their way from beginning to end. They try to blast their way through in very horrendous ways, taking other lives in the process.
Dear Chineke, there are things we do not understand and though we try, we need the wisdom of your holy spirit to help us. Each of us can quite easily slip into that dark place that twists our perception of reality and cripple our sanity. Please reinforce the good and the positives so that the negatives are blurred! Please help us see the YOU in US so that the THEY is no longer relevant.
Dear Chineke, these are some dark days. Let the morning bring new mindsets and new realizations that pain cannot be written off through violent acts, that the world is not as ugly as pictured in the pained minds of disturbed humanity. Let the rich and powerful humble themselves before YOU and reach out to those who need a JOB, just a little helping hand to walk through the trenches of helplessness and hopelessness.
May our minds and hearts get soaked in time in the realization that the destitution of the moment does not justify the wickedness of our actions. Let the CHI that connects us all help us to develop kindred hearts so an eruption of the milk of human kindness goads us to treat each other with kindness and respect.
Dear Chineke, this is your world. Please give peace and some level of closure for families suffering incessantly due to the inhumanity we are seeing in the world today. Let no other families see their loved ones in the path of danger and disruption. Let us see your promise of peace on earth.
Afrum unu! I see you all…please see each other…let peace reign.
Otito Nile Diri Chineke!
Yes folks, it is the day stupidity, ugliness and foolishness are dumped at the street corner! Yesterday you may have been picked on, stepped on, slapped upside the head and pushed out, but know this…God has given you this Glory Day to move up and step out!
Those jokers in your life?… let them run their mouths, throw their fits and show out…Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!
You know the suit you put away for that special occasion?… dust it off and wear it today before the moths add holes to it!
That plastic cover you have over the fancy couch?…pull it off and park your derriere !
That money you are saving for a rainy day?…child, it is pouring out there! Grab an umbrella, go out and be the thunder and lightening!
This is not confusion…it is birth…it is Glory day! Work it!
Divine Mind…please order my mind today so that I may see the You in me. Please use your divine power to lift the burdens weighing me down. I know that I am a diamond in the rough, being chiseled into the perfect being that You want me to be. Please bless all my family and friends teetering on the precipice of despair and abandonment. Please shine the light on their minds and hearts so that they understand that the journey was never promised to be smooth, and the licks and lumps will soon fade away.
DO CONTINUE TO BLESS THOSE WHOSE BRUISES HAVE HEALED AND THE GOODNESS OVERRUNS.
My sincerest gratitude for all my blessings…and feel free to pour them on!
PS…..Please protect the babies!
The spirit of the people needs healing! There is a need to return to the place where the spirit of Chineke operates…in our spirit, soul and heart. There is a level of spiritual vacousness and viciousness consuming people world wide that need healing. Sanity must be handed back to the people. There is a need to give philosophical thought and meaning to culture and its healing capacity. The people are disconnected. The missing healing healing ingredient as they are seen by spiritual practitioners in Africa is that the Ancestors must re-invited back to the village to support the living.
Understanding the principles that create mental imbalance involves understanding the essence of direct communication with CHI and dignity of communion with the Ancestors. We all have healing energy that we can tap into. We are not healing our people by putting a distance between them and CHI energy . It creates an imbalance. Our spiritual system of oneness with the most high empowers us to know when we are operating below the spiritual rader. When we reject the power within our spirit, we reject the flow of our good.
Otito Nile Diri Chineke!
“Nwata kwuo aka ya, ya na okenye erie nni” means that when a child washes his or her hands, he or she dines with the elders. Do not be so quick to call your son or daughter man or woman if they do not merit the designation.
A boy is not a man because of his chronological age nor a girl a woman because of her chronological age. Either must earn the designation! They earn it by being responsible, courteous, loving and respectful to their elder, parents, and able to care for themselves! They earn it by having the sense to define themselves and the gall to reject mediocrity. They earn it because they have the audacity to work for the good of the whole, because they understand the significance of their actions on the welfare of their communities. They earn it by standing up and defining themselves and not allowing other “people” to define them and set the agenda for their nation!
We love our children so much we fail to raise them and teach them to act accordingly. The next time your son and daughter says” Treat me as a man!” or ” Treat me as a woman!”, check and see if he or she has earned such stripes. Ask why? Don’t buy the age hype!
Age is just a number, the badge is earned! Otherwise in the future they just turn into foolish elders!
Get a new attitude! You do not have to be tangled in the tentacles of mess to know that it is a mess! When you do not give a bad situation any attention, it becomes inconsequential. When the wind is blowing outside and you do not pay it any attention, it dies down and you come outside and witness the aftermath. Let the mess work itself out without your contribution. Call Tyrone and let him deal with the mess! Misery can have someone else’s company today!
Whatever you do, do it because you NEED to not because outside forces want you to empty out your energy. Order your life to make room for Spirit!
…and so it is!
The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism and the Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. What are the fundamental differences between the cultures of the radical American Christian religious right, radical Roman Catholicism, radical Orthodox Jewry, and radical Islam? The autocracy is manifest and omnipresent, and has always been. And they point fingers (and guns) at each other.
In OUR own unconventionally ideal world, together with animal abusers they would all be considered outlaws! Yet, there are billions who buy the hype! It’s amazing how Chineke gave people a brain and at the same time so many of her followers don’t use it. I believe that She’s swiftly coming to the conclusion that her judgment to authorize the exercise of free will may have been a mistake on her part!
And while we are at it, the Muslim world should reject their radical groups who that the rest of the world to respect their religion while at the same time they are attempting to marginalize, if not obliterate every other religion. It’s shocking to read of the destruction of Buddhists temples, Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, and African traditional artifacts by the radical groups. Sadly, both the Christian and Muslim Radicals are guilty of this power play.
Chiism is asserting our First Amendment principles in our spiritual policy. We don’t need people who routinely rape and murder women, children and traditionalists as much as they want us to adhere to nonsensical 14 century principles in the 21st century.
Ugwu ka madu ji amu ibe ya (Through respect, we birth our humanity)
Many of us were forced to attend “catholic schools” for many years. They were run by catholic nuns and reverend fathers. In many cases, we were mercilessly taunted and verbally abused, suffered disturbing, intellectual and spiritual abuse at the hands of the nuns and priests for having the audacity to want to be Chiists, to embrace our cultural spiritual heritage.
For years and even to this day, we live with the KNOWLEDGE and the pain of seeing Africans decrying their African culture, burning their sacred artifacts, taking English names and will defend to death and accept the atrocities heaped upon the Motherland by the Catholic church. Yet, these same Catholic faithful will seek to hush Africans who seek to uphold their spiritual traditions.
We should not fear death so much that we give up our commonsense to mere mortals with all the failings inherent in human nature. If there is a “loving God” I doubt that “He” would burn us for the sin of not believing in what we were taught by men.
There are millions of Catholics in AFRICA, …we still await their comments.
Otito Nine Diri Chineke!