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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!

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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!

Yagazie!

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHIISM

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

Yagazie!

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHIISM

Chiists are supposed to be happy! It is the glory of Chineke!

“Heal the spirit, for it is the spirit that absorbs the remnants of the hurt after the physical being is forlorn with injury”…Nkomii Di Nso (Holly Nkomii)

Just because somebody hurt you does not mean you need to stay in the “hurt.” You can begin a new journey…grow… think anew! Though the road to this point has been rocky, clear the rocky minefield of your past! Though the garden of your dreams have gathered moss, plant new wild flowers and water them with the pure rain of your aspirations!

For healing to commence and spiritual regeneration begin, you must know what caused the hurt. Your spirit has the capacity to regenerate but the source of the injury must be identified. To find the source of your pain, ask yourself these questions
1. Do I want to continue to live in lack?
2. Do I deserve to be happy
3. Does the thing, place, people make my life better or worse?
4. Do I really want to change?

Identify everything that stymie your well-being and let them go!! Mental cells need a pathway along which to breed. Alongside most hurt is the collection of historical collage of persons, things, thoughts and places that must be shed in the open so that the ears can absorb new sounds, the eyes can see new places to be and the heart can love new people.

Pain and most spiritual contaminants do not destroy the CHI; it will continue to exist even when the joy cells appear dead. Although many of our old perceived sources of joy may be gone, there is typically hidden joy, meaning that there are patches of joy cells still alive. Additionally the spiritual framework of the mind and heart remains completely intact and are rejuvenated. Focus your mind and body to recharge the spiritual electrodes through commitment to self, meditation, libations, and gratitude for breath!

Will yourself back into spiritual and physical health by coming out of the shadows of your past, control the storm of today and embrace the light of tomorrow. Is it this easy…who knows? However, unless you get started, how would you know?

“Uzo di Anya, were nwayo je ya ubochi abuo…if the journey is long, we take our time and travel in two days instead of one” …Nkomii Di Nso (Holy Nkomii). Take your time to heal, but start the journey! If in doubt, check in with your CHI…that’s the trick!

Otito Nile Diri Chineke!

Yagazie!

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHIISM

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHIISM

God is Supreme reality, distinctive and absolute according to many texts. In our monotheistic religion, ours is called Chineke(The creator), Isi na Odu ( original absolute), Chineke is Oka Aka (at the root of phenomena) as also in Confucian and Taoist metaphysical texts, and a reality called Nirvana or Suchness in Mahayana Buddhism, Chineke surpasses any being, heavenly or human. Other passages, especially from the Hindu tradition, identify many deities but recognize them to be assorted materialization of the One that is beyond any name. Or, in the case of Native American religion, the numerous spiritual armies are one by virtue of their unity in action. And so it is with Chineke…the One, the Alpha and Omega, the Supreme Consciousness.

“Olisa nwe Amara, Chineke the divine, the good and the all knowing You are the one Divine Mind; you are the Spirit who holds the unity of humanity in your hands, giving us breath, free will, dwelling in each one of us watching over all works, the perceiver, the one and only, free from tainted qualities. You are Chineke…Spirit without beginning and without end. As we
honor ourselves, we honor you!”

Otito Nile Diri Chineke

Yagazie!

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHIISM~~~~TRACES OF CHINEKE'S EXISTENCE- ULTIMATE REALITY

How do we as Africans identify the existence of Chineke our transcendent Creator of the heavens and earth, our source of inspiration, the invisible Spirit, and all-pervasive certainty? Even though the enormous theoretical texts dealing with substantiation of Chineke’s existence is ahead of the range of this anthology, there are certain points of view which are put forth in all scriptures, and the Holy Nkomii of Chiism in particular. Although Chineke is not transparent to the naked eye, Chineke’s existence is evident in nature and in every human being. All we need to do is pay attention, listen look and see. These include: first the doorway of meditation by which Chineke is sensed by the inner self, second, the universality of ethical law, which is analogous to the law of nature; third, the evidence of Chineke’s designs in the magnificence of creation; and finally, the acknowledgment of the originators of religion. By these thoughts, bits of the reality of Chineke as Ultimate Reality can be learned in the midst of our existence:

“For is the name of Chineke not on my tongue when my lungs breathe life? That life, do I not know it’s source? That source, is it not Chineke? That word Chineke, does it not reverberate from my native tongue as it did for my Ancestors? Is it not the same spirit that rolls off your tongue? Do I limit the power of Chineke when I speak the name from my tongue? I know Chineke’s reach.”

Nkomii Di Nso
The Holy Nkomii

Otito Nile Diri Chineke

Afuru m Gi…I see you

Yagazie!

QUESTIONS? I shall answer tomorrow.

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