20 years ago today, 11 Feb. 1990, Mandela was released from Robben island, with it began the clutches of an apartheid system here in South Africa.
Anything “black” and South African would not be heard with such frequency as it is today if it was not for that historic event.
An invitation for the de-colonisation of the mind, not only politically or racially (then again who said racism ended 20 years ago too? It’s just not displayed as arrogantly as it was before but the (wo)men in the frontline will tell you acts of the past regime are still instigated and made sure that they instilled in the forth coming generations too…like a birthright) but financially, relationally, spiritually & mentally.
The current government, which has been kept into power for the fourth consecutive term, can do only so much in terms of bring the people the freedom and wealth it preaches about during their campaigns and State Of The Nation Addresses.
Because even if they were to even drop this wealth and freedom on our laps, most of us wouldn’t even recognise it because we are busy asking for globally recognised handouts – not everyone is seeking for the tools one needs to be self dependent.
I mean why would they? It’s the governments job to do that isn’t it?
The flawed system of the past has conditioned our mothers and fathers, who were conditioned by their grandmothers and grandfathers, who then pass on their understanding of the world to my generation and add the world “freedom” at the end of the silent lecture we learn through their actions and inactions.
Strong ties to the movement which now runs the country will make you an instant millionaire with government contracts, known as tenders, being given to you first before the public even gets a sniff of them.
Charity begins at home.
I have come to the observation that as much as the system of the past has been stripped from the naked eye of the public, its effects still linger on in the conditioned minds of those who my generation look up to for guidance.
The wisdom that blossoms out of the lips will be told to the nation’s future with as much passion and authority as we had heard them spoken, all the while widening the gap between the rich (mentally which also links to financially) and the poor (mentally), because the majority of black people have been conditioned to see their selves as failure while the minority elite, white people included, have been conditioned to see themselves as successful.
And that legacy, in either household, continues to be inherited for generations to come.
This is a profound generalisation since in some black households their focus is on abundant prosperity regardless of environment and circumstance, then carries over to the next heir of the family name.
It is this kind of true freedom from all this physical web of illusion man thinks he is caught in that I believe was the message that was introduced to the South African Republic 20 years ago.
The message to all of us to stop fighting, with ourselves, because all is well.
Most even today are fighting.
Their “Nelson” is still in jail.
The struggle continues.
And salvation is not in external elixirs like your African National Congresses or guerrilla attacks or Robben Island or figures like De Klerk or Zuma – but within.
Salvation, freedom, happiness, peace is an inside job, it all starts within.
A practical example of sourcing out this power to resolve all conflict that lies within is one I’ve being putting into practice lately.
I’ve developed a habit of walking around the house and doing whatever I do when I’m at home with the telly, pc and radio off.
Allowing me to project to my mind, (without distractions) a single question or enquiry I need an answer, not moving on to any other question until the first has been answered by my soul – the spirit self, the unlimited source of supply that is the universe – which then will come to me through my mind.
And with the intent of receiving solutions and resolutions to these enquiries & concerns I open up myself to hearing the greatest of all truths from not anybody outside of myself but from my Self.
A spiritual love affair I have with the intelligence substance that all the minds of this world (past & present – past since all thought is energy and since energy does not die, a thought thought up in 1904 is still easily available to me even in 2010) are hard wired into.
#1 I learned to still the mind and #2 focus on the emotions I will feel when I achieved the image of success I would rather experience rather than what I am currently encountering and #3 inspired thoughts will come up that need for me to #4 take inspired action for me to #5 receive preferred results.
In its basic form all things are energy.
All things are spiritual.
So whatever challenge may arise it’s only logical for it to be fixed by the spirit.
And since you are spirit, what differs you from the rest is that you have an intellect that can voluntarily co-create with the formless substance that produces the things imaged by your intellect, it is only fitting for you to consult your spiritual self for speedy solutions for any and every challenge that may come to you.
When doubt, worry and fear sink in ask whether you would allow them to yet again stop you from doing something about the discomfort you are currently experiencing.
That is when they will bribe you with the comfort you are now in (as much as it pains you to be so) & realise that for change to occur you have to be outside of your comfort zone. Doing the same thing you did last week, last month, last year is not going to change what makes you emotionally uneasy. And if it did, you would be in the same position you were in last week, last month, last year.
Focus on your desire. And keep progressively realising your dream one step at a time.
Support the movement.
Your movement towards what you desire.
When you become stagnant then conflict arises.
Nothing (no thing) is static – remember, everything is energy? So it cannot be still or else it would die, and since energy cannot die, all things need to be active.
So peace of mind comes from movement.
For maximum results work on directing your mind towards what you desire the most.
Hold the emotion of how it will feel when you receive it if you were to receive right now as often as you can – and mind that you do not ask “how” you will receive it. Leave that to the universe.
That may no matter what happens to you, good or bad, it is leading you closer and closer into the direction you want.
Inspiration will come to you. You will be inspired to do something, via a feeling and/ or thought.
All that will be left is taking the inspired action(s) to receive it.
(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele