WHAT DID YOU CALL YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WERE BORN?
They started by answering the question saying...
"You called yourself I before you were born." Everyone calls themselves "I" believing that when they say I it is clear what they are talking about. There are 2 types of I's: personal & impersonal.
The personal "I" is individual, disconnected/separate from everything else & temporary. The impersonal I is Infinite, connected to all of existence & immortal.
Anything that has form & can be seen is temporary i.e car, house, bills, yourself, etc. But the things which are unseen & invisible is eternal. In some cultures they don't refer to themselves as I but as We because their religion or spiritual practices believe that referring to yourself as I is a curse/sin."
Although what they shared was short, it was sweet & it set me off on a journey to know what they meant. So, I looked up the etymology, psychology & spiritual science of I to solidify me knowing what I is.
Psychology of I
"I" and the body are not always identical and in direct alignment with each other. The I is often experienced as a flowing process while the body is solid and static. There's a phenomena in western psychology known as dissociation. Dissociation is the separation between the direct experience of the I and the body. Daydreaming is an example of dissociation. Although daydreaming is not pathological, anytime anyone is daydreaming they are removed from external stimuli. Dissociation can also be experienced during intense anxiety or trauma & can cause a psychopathological state. "Dark Light Consciousness," chpt. 1: Psychology, Psychiatry and the Many Shades of I
I had an experience in personal life with a intense case of dissociation. I was in basic training the summer of 2001. During the last 2 weeks of training I had to complete a "Victory" march. The Victory March was a 9 mile walk in full gear (helmet, m-16 & duffle bag) in 90+ degree weather in a mixed of hills, sand & concrete with no breaks. At first I thought it wasn't hard but before the end I was ready to quit. My body was sore, tired & I began to slow down to stop. My battle buddy behind me pushed me & I wanted to hit her but instead I kept walking until I couldn't feel anything anymore. My body became so numb that I wondered & left my body. I wasn't there I don't know where I went but my body was still walking on auto pilot. When I came back to the body I was in a lot of pain & when we finally stopped I fell to the ground. Although I made it to the end I couldn't get back up. I never experienced in my life & haven't experienced this kind of dissociation since.
In the mystery schools of Kemet, India, Greece & Rome extended experiences in states of extreme dissociation gave birth to the ancient science of transcendence and audience with the spirit realm. The disciplines used to achieve this state, from intoxicating herbs to physical techniques of cleansing and contortion, to rituals of burial and rebirth, have evolved the innumerable spiritual techniques we know today. Many are forgotten; many others still secret. They all served to stop the local mind or I and allow the nonlocal roots of consciousness to arise.
The I has no definite or specific location within the brain. Psychology, psychiatry, psychopathology and other research suggests that the I can be separated from the physical body in space, time and matter or energy. There are many people who have intentionally & unintentionally practiced projecting themselves from their bodies through Near Death Experience (NDE), Outer Body Experience (OBE), Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE), astral projection to name a few.
Do you know someone or have you ever intentionally projected yourself from the body?
Etymology of I
I did not add the entire origin of the word in this article but if you'd like to read the full etymology Click Here
According to Etymology Dictionary online the "I" is a 12th century word, a shortening of Old English ic, the 1st person singular nominative from Proto-Germanic *ek. (
ARE YOU READY TO COMMIT TO STUDYING YOURSELF?
You are the infinite I of all that exist. Are you ready to commit yourself to finding out more about you by studying & exploring you. If you are, here are some suggestions on how to start studying yourself:
- Start with basics: physical (health assessment), mental (psychological profile), emotional status & spiritual (ancestral lineage)
- all of the above can give you the foundation to where you are & how you got there
If you are ready to commit you are welcome to join us in our upcoming events & services. Check out our Calendar
The information that was shared in this article is brief & I pray it was informative.
In this article there were three main sources that were used:
1. "Uncover the Missing Peace" by Dr. Lewis C. Baskins
2. "Dark Light Consciousness: Melanin, Serpent Power & the Luminous Matrix of Reality"
by Edward Bynum
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Glad that you're interested in becoming a part of the HYU Community. HYU is ready to orient & train new leaders to encourage more involvement. We are looking for at least 6 dedicated community members for temple services, programs & projects.
All who are interested are requested to fill out HYU Spiritual Self Help Form.
All must fill form by Oct. 26.
The following are HYU programs, services are projects:
The restoration of Humanity for Indigenous Americans and Afrikan peoples has not been addressed. It is our responsibility as Indigenous Americans and Afrikans to use our gifts to restore our humanity and divinity. The need to reconnect to source of all life is evident in physical (destruction of self & earth), mental (low self worth; lack of knowledge of self), emotional (projection of negativity) & spiritual (disconnectin from ancestry) imbalances or Indigenous people.
Self Awareness Exercises
HYU provides a sacred space for ancient spiritual practices and understanding through meditation, self study and community connection. We gather in agreement to utilize a system for restoring the mind, body and spirit weekly.
We are in need of:
Meditation Facilitator(s) | Self Study instructors/facilitators | Community outreach team
Self Nurturing & Sustainablity (urban farming)
Our Self-Nurturing project is an initiative to establish a self-supported, sustainable system of producing and sustaining healthy foods.
We are in need of: Self-Sustainability Lead &coordinator
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Peace all, HYU has 4 projects coming up before the end of the year and we need your help:
Temple Improvement - Your labor of love is needed!
HYU space is under construction. HYU provides a sacred space for healing by offering meditation and self study. We are preparing to grow as a self help, spriritual life and learning center that will enable others find the resource they need to return to the source of all existence. We've got all the details laid out for you. The post below was posted in December 2015. The upcoming days in June 23 - 27, 2016.
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Community Healing Initiative - Imagine Yourself Free
All details are posted here: Summer of Healing | Imagine Yourself Free
Self Help - Are you ready to create and sustain your own electricity?
HYU mission is to heal the indigenous, Afrikan and the world communities through utilizing ancient spiritual practices & understanding. We adopted the Nguza Saba (7 principles of Kwanzaa) to guide the temple, its members, community participants and HYU objectives. One of our many objectives is to organize, create and implement Self-Support and Sustainability projects focused on fulfilling basic needs (food, housing, transportation, communication & clothing). Therefore, HYU is organizing a DIY Energy Generator class in
September/October. Find out more about creating/sustaining your electricity here.
Servant Leader Opportunity! - HYU Community & Membership Opportunity
HYU is ready to orient and train new servant leaders in 2016! We are looking to Train/orient at least 6 leaders for Circle of Good Minds in the following shared male/female positions:
Sesh Elder | Sesh of Development | Sesh of Resources | Sesh of Record
We also looking for dedicated members/participants for temple services, programs & projects in the following positions:
1. Meditation Facilitator(s)
2. Self Study instructors/facilitators
3. Community outreach
4. Self-Sustainability Lead
All interest current members/participants and community members are requested to fill out HYU Interest Form. All participants must fill form by July 1.
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Assembly Membership is open to those individual, organizations, families who support HYU temple’s, purpose, mission, beliefs & vision and attended at least one of the temple’s services. Must complete an interest form and initiation before membership is official.
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Recently I was reading Dr. Suzar's book titled "Drugs Masquerading as Food" and 90% (ok 85%) of the books content was about drug foods and what not to eat. The 15% that was left focused on how to eat.
Why is knowing how to eat so important?
When I was 29 I recognized that I didn't know how to eat. In my attempt to learn how to eat it was suggested that I detox and cleanse. Through detox and cleanse I was able to experience my body and it felt great but I would return to my old ways with sprinkles of change. I became a vegetarian in 2010, vegan in 2015 and it was emphasized in Dr. Suzar's book to become a fruitarian. As I am studying myself I notice my battles and blocks of transformation. The urge to be in harmony with all that exist first starts with being in harmony with myself. So as I journey to transform and know myself especially know how to eat change i've started a 40 - Day Fruit Fast on Oct. 10.
Hekalu Ya UKUUNKI's (HYU) started a Healing Initiative to fulfill our mission to restore ancient spiritual understanding and practices for the healing of Indigenous peoples of America and Africa. The Healing Initiative focuses on mental and physical cleansing and purification. As the co-founder of HYU, I am not exempt from the necessity to cleanse and purify my mind and body. My strength is starting and finishing but follow up is my weakness. So as I acknowlege my weakness my solution is to seek support. With seeking support it encourages others to start this journey themselves. Today is my fourth day of the 40 Day Fruit Fast and the following is how you can support:
1. Read HYU Healing Initiative
2. Check out 40DayFruitFast.com
3. Join me in the Healing Initiative or/and 40 Day Fruit Fast
4. Read HYU 40 Day Fruit Fast updates Check on me (my 40 day fast regime attached)
5. Contribute through donation (donation go to getting herbs, alkaline water, food),
6. Sponsor someone
Let us Know how you would like to support!
Peace and Love