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stiritup66
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Work to uphold the teachings of H.I.M. Selassie I!


« on: November 02, 2004, 12:41:28 AM »

Greetings in the name of the Most High,
     I have tangled with myself over the relationship between man, nature, what we have experienced and what we will experience for a long time, and today an answer hit me! Haile Selassie I says to look to the Bible for guidence, but to trust our own heart above all else. I have always felt the superiority of humans to animals (but always realized the respect deserved) and how humans came to be the powerful individuals they are. This is an abbreviated version of what I came to realize.
     The levels of spiritual existance are:
     earth - an individual unit of earth has very little life force. Earth obviously has life force however because earth in large amounts can cause great shifts.
     plants - More life force than earth. Individual plants actually strive to stay alive. They require certain things to remain living.
     animals - Even more life force. Idividuals strive to stay alive and have even more individual power. The power to roam the earth, etc.
     Humans - The most important keepers of life force. When Jah created man he created us in his image. As the creator, he gave each of us the power to create our own destiny. All the choices we make in life our made by our individual souls. We are able to seek Jah's guidence, but the individual him/herself is the One that makes the decision.
   With each stage we progress through, we are given more responsibility than the last existance. H.I.M. was at the top stage in a human body. He was the closest you could get to Jah before actually initing oneself with creation again and taking on even more responsibility. Now that he has passed on from his body, he has even more say in the direction the iniverse travels than any individual or group of humans has. That is why InI pray to H.I.M. His soul began the same as ours, but he followed the path of Jah to the fullest extent. We all have the ability to do the same, for Jah gave each of us the power of creation! All it takes is a matter of TIME! Endlessness. Do not get lost and trod off the path my brothers and sisters! The path is long, do not get discouraged! One day we will again walk amongst the presence of H.I.M. RASTAFARI!

Continue to seek knowledge, and you will find it!
Cedric
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House_of_Ra-sta
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2004, 02:31:07 PM »

Greetings my Lord.I can agree with your sound reasoning.But i will like to add some of I comments to what i didnt feel comfortable with,and what I felt sit well with I.

"Haile Selassie I says to look to the Bible for guidence, but to trust our own heart above all else".

I truly wish more Rases would let their heart lead 1st,THEN the Ible.for InI ALL have that internal teacher that lighteth I path more than ANY letter.

"I have always felt the superiority of humans to animals (but always realized the respect deserved)".

InI can be BOTH Animal in nature or Higher Mind.Some "animals" live better than Human beings today.True we can attain a Higher Mind than them,but they give thanhks to the creator in MYSTERIOUS ways that InI dont understand.

"earth - an individual unit of earth has very little life force. Earth obviously has life force however because earth in large amounts can cause great shifts."

i can aqgree that u said it has littl life force in a unit,as long as u said it does.The Earth is a LIVING Being,every square inch of it.from the ground im standing on right now,to the things that linger in the sky.

"plants - More life force than earth. Individual plants actually strive to stay alive. They require certain things to remain living."

i wouldnt say that they have more Life Forcethan the earth,because the Earth,our Mother gave birth to All things Physical,thus,they need the soil from the earth,together with the Sun to make food,Photosynthesis.i OVERstand that they strive to stay alive by acquiring certain things,but they are a product of MaMa nature.

"animals - Even more life force. Idividuals strive to stay alive and have even more individual power. The power to roam the earth, etc."

i have no problem with this.

"Humans - The most important keepers of life force. When Jah created man he created us in his image. As the creator, he gave each of us the power to create our own destiny. All the choices we make in life our made by our individual souls. We are able to seek Jah's guidence, but the individual him/herself is the One that makes the decision."

Iverything created on this earth is HAILE SELASSIE,POWER of the TRINITY,and thus,the Trees,Plants,water,Animals & Human Beings were created in the Image of the Alpha & Omega,Male and Female=Life.the rest of the quote i can agree with.

"With each stage we progress through, we are given more responsibility than the last existance."

Sounds like Re-incarnation,i have NO Problem with this Law,this is TRUE.

"H.I.M. was at the top stage in a human body. He was the closest you could get to Jah before actually initing oneself with creation again and taking on even more responsibility."

Mystically,i can agree that His Majesty can be seen as a God-Man,just like Krst was an example,and what one WOULD BECOME if achieved HIGHER THOUGHT.HISTORICALLY,H.I.M knew what level in existence he had,Iveryone in the physical had error,when its corrected,thats when one is Absorbed into the INFINITE.

"Now that he has passed on from his body, he has even more say in the direction the iniverse travels than any individual or group of humans has."

I can understand that when one is absent from body,that they are with the Essence of All things,but there have been some who were on earth,Long before the Physical H.I.M and Iyesos,that were in a Heaven state of Mind while in the body,so to say that he has the say in the direction more than ANY individual or group of humans has is a BROAD statement.

Anyway,Same way I-man give thankhs for your Blessed word Sound and Power,for it makes I ponder about Life itself! Cheesy








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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2005, 02:33:29 PM »

Blessed..I give thanks for the thoughts, it is really something to ponder.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2005, 02:29:14 PM »

Greetings,

Give thanks for the reasonment.  Info was very enlightening and a blessing.
The line about trusting ourselve or (heart) was the catcher for me and a key in our evolution as spiritual beings.  Many authors have lots to say...it's what we do with the info that counts.

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005, 12:33:26 PM »

Spiritual Growth is essential by maintaining natural Igh from within. When InI can maintain natural Igh from within, only then will the sacrament take InI to an Igher level.
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