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Africa: Invest in Water Storage to Secure the Future . 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 … Continue reading
The educated young African missionary yelled before the village elders who have gathered to hear his message, “Repent so that you can reach the kingdom of heaven!” An elder asked thoughtfully,” And have you been to Heaven?” “No” said the … Continue reading
You begin so EXCITED, aware and grateful. The sun somehow hangs there in the sky. The little bird sings. The world is rosy and everyone is beautiful. We are curious about our world and strive to be a part of … Continue reading
OBASI OHA NDUMODU (SERMON) Once at an open field under consideration for the construction of the Obasi Oha in the village of Nkporo in Abia State Nigeria, Ahanyi K.O.K Onyioha asked his audience of six African American visitors to Nigeria … Continue reading
OBASI OHA TRACS Stop trying to be someone you’re not! CHINEKE CREATED THE MOST POWERFUL AND UNIQUE HUMAN BEING….YOU! – One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone … Continue reading
Trouble will find you no matter where you hide and how far you run! Look out…it will come! So you might as well stop running! The shadows following you as you run are your problems…they run with you! When challenges end a
t your door step, stop sealing the door with all manners of security systems (figuratively speaking). Face them head on! Nobody said life would be easy. It never is! Don’t fall apart just because life happened to you!
Nobody in this universe is remotely equipped to immaculately handle every blow thrown at them. Problem solving is not instantaneous. Chineke did not design us that way. In fact, we’re made to get distressed, depressed, hurt, slip and go down! Believe it or not, this is what living is about. We are supposed to go through these challenges yet face them, gain knowledge, adjust, and resolve them over time. This is what in the end shapes us into the person we develop into. Stop whining because life happened to you.
If you need just a little help, reach in and have a heart to heart with your CHI…the greatest Dibia Isi (Psychiatrist) you will ever know…and the consultation is free!
Otito Nile Diri Chineke!
The Foundation of Idi Nso…Spiritual
In Chiism the word “Idi Nso” was used by Nde Ichie, the Ancestral Dibias to mean “spiritual”…to think deeply before acting or speaking and acting honorably. Indeed, no individual or groups of individuals have had a bigger influence in spirituality in Igbo Land than the African Ancestral Dibias. The word used for “spiritual” is diverse in different cultures in Africa, but the meaning is the same. The ancestors spoke of “Idi nso na ime obi di kwa nso na ime muo i nata onyinye Chineke.” This means that if you are spiritual in your heart and soul, you receive Chineke’s blessings.
Divine truths are interpreted and available to Nde Di Nso (spiritual people) by virtue of being in tune with Chineke. Some people are not considered “Nde Di Nso” and those who are should work to restore the fallen that must be raised up! Spiritual people reach out, honor and bless the lives of others. They do not think ill thoughts, plan and plot to do harm and create any level of pain. Those who have means should help those of no means. This is how Chineke blesses us. By opening our hands and blessing others, we open our hands to receive our own blessings. Clenched fists do not allow anything in.
Spiritual people are not fearful. They have no time to fear that they lose anything if some one else gains something. They realize intuitively that there is enough to go around…and they do not in fear!
In the use of the word, it is clear that Chineke plays a significant role in helping us to become “Nde Di Nso.” When people open up their hearts and minds to be led by their CHI (the chord that connects us to Chineke), then a spiritual being emerges, full of grace and prepared to do good and be good.
Are you a spiritual being? If not, get started…work with your Chi toward Chineke’s light!
Otito Nile Diri Chineke!
It is not your responsibility to change the world! You need not spend too much time trying to tell everyone how to act or feel. People act and think the way they choose due to circumstances in their lives that create various thought patterns. Your only responsibility as a Chiist is to lead by example. People will gravitate toward what you believe only if they see how it is serving you. You cannot preach “thou shall not kill” and you are killing everyone in your path. You cannot preach that “thou shall not steal” and you are a kleptomaniac. You cannot say thou shall not commit adultery and you are cavorting your neighbors wife or husband! You cannot preach love and cannot love your neighbor. Being a Chiist means to serve Chineke through deeds, not words!
Always remember that you and Chineke are one. Chineke’s plan for you is your salvation. You must be willing to forgive. Be the one to define who you are and who you must become. All that you cannot do, Chineke will do! You are your own brother and sister. Right where you are is the power, the blessings, the love and the peace of Chineke. Be open to feel it. Be willing to show it and be prepared to share it.
Until you can do these things, stop preaching and just listen!
Otito Nile Diri Chineke!
In Chiism, we believe we must create leaders with compassion. We believe that Before legislators and elected politicians can begin serving their time as the decision makers in our society they should serve a year of apprenticeship in the lives of those most vulnerable in our society. Let them live a year as a homeless person. Let them raise a crack baby. Let them be given a felon record then be told to go out and find a job. Let them live on food stamps and try to feed a family. Compassion is not something you are born with. Its something you have to learn. A wealthy politician has no concept of the harm they do when they destroy social safety nets. They should be required to need those safety nets so they can best understand them. In Chiism we say” Onye ma echi…who knows tomorrow or the future? Before you determine somebody’s future, live it in the present so you understand what the future may bring!
Otito Nile Diri Chineke