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.
Check it out here: http://eepurl.com/bJbxif
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.
What is the Circle of Good Minds or even Assembly Members? There are 3 types of membership at Hekalu Ya UKUUNKI: Assembly, Council, & Circle of Good Minds. There are different requirements for each membership. Following are the details for each:
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.
Council Membership is open to those who attended community development sessions & study group for at least 12 weeks. This member must also complete initiation and support the temple’s, purpose, mission, beliefs & vision; Attend session
Circle of Good Minds are directly involved in the activities and affairs of Hekalu Ya UKUUNKI; duties and functions are identified by (but not limited to) service. All are Elders (18+), Male and female and not seeking recognition. The Circle consists of at least 5 members with a limit of 12.
Please fill the interest form completely. Need More info? Contact us at email@example.com
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
Hekalu Ya UKUUNKI - Temple of the Seven Principles
"Journey of Return" celebration
Join us for our 2nd Annual "Journey Of Return" celebration. This year we will highlight our steps of returning to a natural, spiritual way of life while also honoring our members. There will be mind, body, spirit activities throughout the celebration. The following are the details of the event:
Peace all and Happy New Year!
As you may know our Temple uses the Kemetic/Kush Calendar (read Calendar Project in self study). In Chicago it was celebrated by the Temple of the African Communities of Chicago, Earth Center and HYU. September (Anthyr) is the first month of the Year on the Kemetic/Kush calendar. HYU will be kicking off the year with an Intro to Self Study allowing all to study themselves (i.e. ancestry, comos, energy, name, birth, etc). We will be beginning on Khoyak 11, 6256 (October 11, 2015). The entire month of Khoyak we will be focusing on the study of self.
See you soon.
In addition to our Healing Initiative Self Study all are invited to participate in...
Spiritual Gathering w/Temple of Mercy Association
Khoyak 4, 6256 (Oct. 4) | 2057 W. 68th (68th and Hoyne) | 12pm
Khoyak 5 & 19, 6256 (Oct. 5 & 19)| 8153 S. South Shore | 6p
We provide a sacred space for the ancient spiritual practices and understanding through meditation. The practice of meditation was used in Kemet, Indus, and Shaman cultures. It is a system of restoring the mind, body and spirit and a connection the higher self. We offer meditation every 1st & 3rd Monday. Our doors open at 6pm & session begins at 6:30pm. We will not allow entry after 6:30pm.
The meditation session is for an hour & a half and during the session the instructor introduces three exercises: mind clearing, breathing and focus. Each exercise is 10 – 12 minutes with reflections after each exercise. More details about meditation is under services in the Meditation page.
Return to Earth: Self Nuturing and Sustainability
Every Saturday | Urban Farm South 2622 E. 83 | 10am
Our Self-Nurturing project is an initiative to establish a self-supported, sustainable system of producing and sustaining healthy foods. We offer Urban Farming training, workshops and events. Safety orientation for Urban Farm training is every Saturday at Urban Farm South.
HYU Unity Development
Khoyak 21, 6256 (Oct. 21)| 8153 S. South Shore | 6p
HYU has a monthly Unity & development day for members and is open to the community every 3rd Wednesday. At each monthly development session all can learn more about HYU and how to get involved. During each gathering a one of the Seven Principles is highlighted through the use of the Kwanzaa Cycle calendar.
KMT, Afuraka & Indigenous Community
G's For Progress Afrika Night | Khoyak 3, 6256 (Oct. 3) | 115 E. 55th | 6p
G's For Progress promote progressive exchange and interaction between African and African-American Youth using a variety of innovative approaches, through programs that are entertaining as well as educational. Afrika Night highlights an Afrikan Diasporan community each month every 1st Saturday at the KLEO Center on 55th and Indiana. 6p – 11p. Donation $5
Feed The People|Khoyak 23, 6256 (Oct. 23)|79th & Cottage Grove | 9p
A community led movement toward becoming self-sustaining while serving as an example of how we can care for and share with one another as a community. Every Friday on 79th & cottage grove (1/2 block east of Cottage Grove), the FTP team has free food & clothing available for members of the community/family. Staff consists of all volunteers and all items are donated by caring members of the community itself. HYU volunteers every 4th Friday with FTP.