I pray you all are well. Today we'll be exploring death & the legacy left behind. Sometimes this subject is sensitive & tricky so i'll be cool & share my piece. I present to you some of my loved ones...
1. Dr. Avi Melech, 58, Diabetes
2. Zuberi Badili, 58, Sudden death (Member of HYU)
3. Angela Stringfellow,45, Sudden death (Member of HYU
4. Mama B'lov, 73, Stroke
5. Joel William, 55, Quivering heart
I was very close to the list of people above & didn't know that they were not doing well. At each of their memorial I examined what they left behind & asked myself...WHAT ARE THEY TELLING ME IN DEATH THAT THEY DIDN'T IN LIFE? HOW I CAN LEARN FROM THEM?
But first i'd like to address what death is from what I've learned.
Death is a disease caused by thoughts & belief. The human body is up of cells that are constantly regenerating with electricity, light & life. Yet cells can be blocked or disturbed by the person in the body via the way the person lives. Many of the great researchers & scholars.... Dr. Jewel Pookrum, Dr. Phil Valentine, Dr. Delbert Blair, Dick Gregory.... just to name a few spoke on the topic of death as a disease. Interestingly, scientific research into single-celled organisms reveals that the nature of life, on a cellular level, does not automatically include a self-destruct mechanism for death. In other words, death is an unnatural part of life. Yet despite this, everything on earth is dying.
THE LEGACY THAT DEATH LEAVES
Death is popular & I often remind people of what we are made of. We are electromagnetic beings & connected to an energy source. The law of conservation of energy states that energy is neither created or destroyed but transformed/transferred. In Kemetic & Yoruba spiritual systems when someone dies their energy/spirit returns or transforms back to the energy source from which it came. The dead/ancestor is seen as a source of energy & power to connect & communicate with. People who have passed generate energy of lessons they've learned (or didn't) that we can connect to.
Imma take a step back & reflect on my loved ones lessons & analyze the cause of their transition from this plane of existence.
Dr. Avi Melech
Diabetes: He was longing for what might have been. He had a great need to control, had deep sorrow & no sweetness left
Stroke: giving up, resistance, rather die than change, rejection of life
Zuberi Badili (Sudden death - heart) & Joel Williams (Quivering heart)
Heart: Represents the center of love and security.
Heart Attack: Squeezing all the joy out of the heart in favor of money or position. Feeling alone and scared. “I’m not good enough. I don’t do enough. I’ll never make it.”
Heart Problems: Longstanding emotional problems. Lack of joy. Hardening of the heart. Belief in strain and stress.
Sudden death (stomach): Holds nourishment. Digests ideas. dread, fear of the new or not feeling nourished
What I learned from them though is if we have problems to seek support & talk to someone. Closed mouths don't get feed is what they say. I accept the responsibility to check in it may save a life. pay attention, be present, be open, check in, be loving, don't judge.
HONORING ANCESTORS & TAKING A MOMENT OF SILENCE
We have a responsibility to learn the lessons we are supposed to. I propose to you to take a moment of silence, reflect on your loved ones, look at what they left behind & learn from them. You all can use Shifting Patterns of Thought to examine what your loved passed from & the legacy they left behind. This is the start of HYU - Spirituality in Action
Love you & know i'll see you soon
P.S. HYU-SIA is a practice & reminder of our connection & responsibility to self, family, community, nature & all of existence. You can start with utilizing HYU resources to study self, check in with us & share your story of the legacy your loved ones left.