Monthly Archives: May 2012
Chiism Today interviews representatives of the Women Federation for World Peace (WFWP) of Atlanta Georgia, whose objective is to encourage women of different races and different faiths to work together to promote peace in the world through the Bridge of Peace Ceremony upcoming soon in Atlanta Georgia. In a world full of religious disparity and racial discord, women are called upon to move the world toward reconciliation, forgiveness and truthfulness. A concerted effort by different spiritual traditions and races will culminate in a powerful Bridge of Peace Ceremony in Atlanta Georgia. Our own Spiritual Leader of Chiism International is one of the coordinators of this peace effort.
This interview presents expectations for the Bridge of Peace Ceremony and the heart wrenching reason for it. We ask you to tune in to this very inspirational episode.
IGBO LANGUAGE: Ubochi taa bu ubochi nke Chineke! Ihe obula inwegi ike ime, Chineke ga emere gi ya.
Chineke ga enyere gi aka mee ihe obula i nwere ike ime. Chineke ga ege gi nti mgbe ichoro igwa ya okwu, kwuoro gi okwu mbge ichoro inu ihe . Chineke ga egbochiri gi mkpa mgbe ihe diri gi ojo, kuoro gi aka mgbe ihe diri gi mma.
Anochilara ya uzo mgbe O na alu olu ya. Nye ya ekele ka ihe oma dabata gi na aka!
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Today is Chineke’s holy day! All that you may consider impossible to do…back up! Chineke can do!
All that you feel able to achieve…step up! Chineke will help you do!
Chineke will Listen to your heart when you have something to say and speak to your heart when you have the will to listen!
In the middle of your challenges, Chineke will graciously move the mountain and clap for you when you are triumphant. The key is to resist trying to play “Chineke” when the Spirit is working..Step back, relax and give thanks! When your praises go up, the blessings rain down!
FRENCH TRANSLATION:Aujourd’hui est le jour saint de Chineke! Tout ce que vous pouvez envisager impossible de ne sauvegarder …! Chineke peut faire!
Tout ce que vous vous sentez capable de réaliser … accélérer! Chineke vous aidera à faire!
Chineke sera Écoutez votre cœur quand vous avez quelque chose à dire et parler à votre cœur quand vous avez la volonté d’écouter!
Au milieu de vos défis, Chineke sera gracieusement passer la montagne et clap pour vous lorsque vous êtes triomphante. La clé est de résister à essayer de jouer “Chineke” quand l’Esprit travaille Step back .., se détendre et rendre grâce! Lorsque vos louanges montent, les bénédictions pleuvent!
SWAHILI TRANSLATION:Leo ni siku takatifu ya Chineke! Wote unaweza kufikiria si tu kuokoa …! Chineke anaweza kufanya!
Yote ambayo unahisi na uwezo wa kufikia … kuongeza kasi! Chineke nitakusaidia!
Chineke itakuwa Sikiliza moyo wako wakati una kitu cha kusema na kuongea na moyo wako wakati una nia ya kusikiliza!
Kati ya changamoto zako, Chineke itakuwa neema kupita mlima na kupiga makofi kwa wewe wakati wewe ni ushindi. Muhimu ni kumpinga kujaribu kucheza “Chineke” wakati Roho kazi .. Hatua ya nyuma, kupumzika na kutoa shukrani! Wakati sifa yako kwenda juu, baraka mvua chini!
Ogbaja Ahanyi KOK Onyioha reminds us that in the African traditional attitude which is upheld by Chiism, everyone has the right to act in self defense with this insistence, that one must not be the provocateur of violence; one must make sure that he or she ” ji ogu, ji Ofo”(Which means:one must make sure that truth and justice is on one’s side). And it takes a lot of patience in the face of provocation to ensure that justice is on one’s side to vindicate one’s action. Though it is human nature to protect our humanity, any mistake can cost you and someone else!
So, think before you act!
Otito Nile diri Chineke!
“Nobody ever grows up who did not first scrape his or her knees” The Igbo ancestors knew that the spirit can be healed through the nourishment of its layers of hurt. Just like the butterfly can learn to fly in-spite of the rips cascading through its delicate wings, so can our broken spirit be nurtured until it can flutter high over the hunched trees, ready to snap back into its proper position within the sacred sacs of our beating hearts. Who knows what a one legged child can become if given crutches to ambulate toward a goal? Who can argue with an artist about the colors on his canvas, his window into a colorful world?
Each of us represents a simple atom in motion, propelled toward our destinies through blind molecular force. Yet in spite of the infinite wisdom of Chineke to give, take and reassess, there is always a wayward soul deprived of compassion and who falls prey to misbehaving siblings and enemies.
Who is to say that the birth of our individuality is not born out of Chineke’s desire to paint a meadow of delicate human tapestry and splash color on the portrait of human magnificence?
Who is to say that philosophical thought is not borne of the willingness to challenge the miracle of living in what ever form our eyes perceives? Life is an unfolding mystery, full of quiet indignation and robust oppositions. However, underneath these trappings is the undisputed miracle of love that Chineke gives back to us with abandon. Our only mandate is to extend our open minds to the logistics of achieving the ultimate human yearning…Chineke’s grace…to inhale and exhale and empty out!
Otito Nile Diri Chineke!
Children have a place in this world. Their first obligation is to fulfill the requirements for literacy and preparation for their future, and to be the source of pride for their family and community. Only then can they demand a place at the table with the elders.
However, when they make that transition and become thinking and independent adults, it is imperative that the elders give them a place at the table. It is also important that the elders teach them the mandates for sitting at the table with the rest of humanity as culturally conscious people. This requires that the elders teach them the truth about their cultural traditions and refrain from feeding them intangible hogwash stemming from the backwoods of someone else’s boondoggle. It demeans their self esteem and minimizes their relevance.
Truth is that when children find out that the elders have lied to them…they may lose respect for the elders. Age does not guarantee a place at the table…you earn it…young and old!
Igezie Nti N’ala Iga Anu Nkiti Opka Ndanda
If you listen inwardly, you shall hear the faint voice of your Chi telling you what to do in the midst of your challenges. Listening inwardly enables you to exercise thought and purpose, a process that keeps you in or out of a righteous path. The next time you think you heard something giving you advise, it is your Chi speaking from within the recesses of your being…listen well and learn!
OBASI OHA TRACS
Okwukwe! An Affirmation!
I am reminded each day that Chineke and I are the connected!
The objective of Chineke is that I have all that is possible to help me experience all the universe has to offer!
Nothing placed on any shelf is too high for my hands to reach.
All that exists I can have! All those who cross me, I must forgive!
It is up to me to define and speak for myself in my own way, any time and anywhere!
What I want to become I shall! Whatever is above my capacity, Chineke can execute!
I am my own brother…I am my own sister! Right where I am, the power of Chineke, the love of Chineke, the peace of Chineke and the joy of Chineke is. If you disagree…you have come to the wrong party!
Otito Nile Diri Chineke!
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This information is presented strictly as a fact of Igbo medicinal traditions. It is not being recommended as an alternative to orthodox medicine. The local community members use the Mai-Mai Akom to mange malaria in the villages. Though there is no picture of this tree(one is coming soon). This Plant is used to subdue the effects of malaria. It is very bitter but the bark of the tree and also the leaves are boiled, sieved, allowed to cool, and given to the individual to drink. It causes the individual to break into sweats and cools the body temperature. it also manages nausea associated with malaria.
Uwa’s Daily Nugget,
The minute you evict “Yes”, from your mind, “Oh-no-you-can’t” moves in and does not pay rent! He crowds your mind, reminding you of all your weaknesses….not good enough…smart enough…or rich enough to change your condition in the world; you know all the self doubt that “Yes” had tried to eradicate from your mind. So, before you turn over the keys to “Oh-no-you-can’t,” try working things out with “Yes!”…rent free!