Aluta Continua

South Africa has been hit by a series of violence of late.

There have been xenophobic attacks.

I’m sure Twitter and YouTube will give you enough clips that will give you an idea of what has been happening.

What’s more painful have been the brutal violence and rape against South African women and children.

Every year around Women’s Month in August, this happens.

It’s as if all year round, nothing happens in relation to this, then come August…

…where the focus should be on celebrating women, we take a detour and focus on rape and femicide. Something that should be addressed daily.

It’s so fucked how the women are inconsolable.

It reminded me of a friend who was in an abusive relationship but did not have the strength to leave, at the time.

She eventually did.

Just like my mom.

The abuse she endured (emotionally and physically) led her leaving an environment that was constantly attacking her.

I used to blame her for leaving us (me and sister).

But now I see that it wasn’t an easy decision for her to make.

And while my world was on fire this past week, I was walking through it being reminded of my experiences with it.

Too relatable, and very close to home.

When even our own country banned…silenced those that tried to speak up about it.

It’s disgusting.

It angers me.

And self defeating.

It’s not acceptable.

It’s not normal.

You deserve better.

I pray that the exposure this is getting will give other women to find within themselves, the strength to leave abusive relationships.

The strength the women I referred to found through their children and the latter through her faith.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

~ Musa

The Only Reason Why You Are A Failure Is Because You Don’t Act

Success follows action.

It is in inaction that there is NO success.

Like in a previous post where I wrote something along the lines of how for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

i.e. I do more than what is expected of me, I get back in return – be it in the form of an increase, incentives or recognition – the same amount of service I give.

As if I bring towards myself the goal I wish to achieve.

Like the “pipe piper” the thing I want to attract is attracting me in return.

That explains why I see so many broke, poverty-stricken therefore crime (competitively) enclined black men asking for government handouts.

It makes me go back to how “the ocean experience” was banned to anyone who wasn’t white during the times of apartheid – a blanket that is still exists, tucked away so not to be seen while you’re reading a travel brochure for SA.

You see, I told you what you focus on expands – I put a picture of Nelson Mandela here and it’s over, lol!

It was illegal for a black person to experience spiritual happiness through nature amongst other degrading, inhumane acts that was instilled but the past white government of oppression.

Never mind how the word white (slang for ingam’la) is synonymous with the world rich/ wealthy.

Hence the expensive nutritious and healthy food that the poor and “inactive” cannot afford, apart from the inspiring and life transforming resources exclusive to the rich, or those that act in this case*.

The oppression that has conditioned the minds of the elders that have raised us according to principles of the oppressor.

The “do as you’re told” and “remain inactive or rirk going to jail or punished,” maybe even dead or worse.

Success follows action.

Now how can I be successful if my life is threatened if I do?

This paralysis results in me not succeding even at a minute level.

And that’s where I should be most effective because it’s the little successes that build up to larger ones.

Yet my father told I can’t do it so I sabotage my successes due to how the apartheid government wired my father to believe.

And I continue to say, what you believe becomes your reality, and it is this “truth” you teach and pass on to your children.

The mentality I am expected to carry down to my kids or else risk disrespecting my parents – I don’t know about you but down here respect is a big thing…ok until the national broadcaster decided to flood our screen with Western culture. Prison Break and 24 rock by the way 😀

Now I’ve come to experience how people function with life at a physical level.

And yet I have also come to know that since science has proven that all things seen and unseen is energy and therefore spirit, it would be to my advantage if instead I approach life at a spiritual level.

By doing that I reclaim the power I give to the oppressor outside of me because by then I would be aware that I have the power to create all levels of energy, through the power of my mind, and therefore create every single thing I now experience.

This is done at an unconscious level, hence the confused frown you might be having on your face right now.

If the above holds true then the only enemy I have in this world is myself. And this enemy only exist through the limiting belief I bestow on my unlimited spiritual (energy) self.

Hence the conflict.

When I get up and do something about it, will I then only come close to experiencing change.

Because Success follows action.

Playing the blame game is only going to make me …a conformist.

And what I know about successful people i.e. Mandela, Wright, Obama, Schirmer, Ford, Einstein, Gandhi, Newton,Branson, Carnegie, King Jr, Proctor, Lincoln, Maponya, Buffet is that they do not conform because the have courage instead.

“The opposite conformity in our society is not cowardness but courage.”

And coming back to the * it just hit me that the difference between the poor and the wealthy is action.

Does who act get/ stay rich and those who do not get or stay poor or in this case unsuccessful.

For every action there is an equal an opposite reaction – Sir Issac Newton.

Like Bonginkosi “Zola” Dlamini puts it, “Get Up And Go!”

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

South African Election: Vote Law Of Attraction!!

It’s election time now with posters of prominent and possible candidate to chair the highest rank here in South Africa as our new President of the Republic.

The first ever ads of political parties wooing the public of why they should vote for them have filled our TVs during peak time, the posters are clustered on every street pole and on almost every billboard you can see, radios and at the tip of almost everyone tongue.

There is this particular political party though that has made it into the media and thus into our homes more than the rest even way before the campaigns and the ads where put up, all for the “wrong” reasons.

Corruption, crime, scandal, political conspiracies, court appearances, rape, power, bribes are just some of the words used by some to describe this candidate who had – and potentially still has – the chance to become the President of the Republic of South Africa.

Hell there’s a group on facebook that is against him becoming our national president and topics almost everywhere you turn on the connotations he would be tagged with if he were to be South Africa’s president.

Most women I know and most men too, are not ecstatic of having a “rapist for a president.”

Others feel embarrassed of possibly having a corrupt South African President, which I find amusing since unlike most the words “corrupt Politian” is something I have come to see as a norm, and far from being an oxymoron.

There are so many things happening, created/ attracted by, him, there are so many things people have to say about him, things you even hear on the radio, the emblem of his political party displayed in the background while a member of his party is being interviewed by a journalist, front page shots of him appearing in court, chain email floating around ridiculing him to the amusement of the sender, cartoonist joining the party, there is so much energy and attention behind him NOT becoming our next president.

It’s like you wake up in the morning knowing the day cannot end without hearing, reading, seeing, feeling something or someone say or imply how she does NOT want him to be president, forgetting that when you think about something NOT happening, it happens.

The prospects of this becoming highly possible comes from the level of intensity one has about this issue.

Now when we have a collective creation of minds imagining this person in the position of power and running government and linking an emotion of fear, anger, disgust, shame, etc with it, guess what will happen?

The images held in our subconscious mind creates the results in our lives.

The creation vehicle does not recognise the words I Do Not Want, it gives just gives you the image you hold or thinking about most in your mind.

The same thing was said in Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Guide to Investing and Neale Donald Walsch’s Conversations With God Book 1, that we attract what we fear.

I am certain that you have experienced this in your life. That lump of anxiety that weights down on your chest or when you heart racing before BAAAAM….something “bad” happens.

And that is the feeling I am getting right now before the nation heads for the polls on the 22nd of April 2009.

I see now how the United States’ former President George W. Bush become president, because he got all the attention and focus through collective consciousness.

I can’t help but smile in amusement and amazement of how power the mind is and how most of us are not taking advantage of it by allowing others to manipulate it. Social acceptance maybe, I don’t know.

There is so much beauty in the whole process.

What a blessing…

“There is abundance of opportunity for the person who will go with the tide, instead of trying to swim against it.” – Wallace D. Wattles

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele