Greetings in the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First and His complement Empress Menen Asfaw, I greet you also in the name of the known and unknown ancestors that has transitioned on in the ancestral realm. I also greet you in the spirit of good health and love.
It is a honor to have you here, sharing your time with me.
I am writing you to share an iditiation about the foreign hand. This quote comes from His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, and has inspired life lessons, I have learned that relates to these words. The word sounds of Haile Selassie is a guide in your life if you allow it.
Nothing in life is for free, everything comes with a cost. It is unwise or foolish to think that someone is doing something for you without them receiving a benefit in return. It doesn’t matter who it is from, the spirit of exchange has its own laws and culture. Within its law, a party (person, people, organization) can be in favor for you or against you. Even the spiritual realm operates in this nature, the bible relays that only those who accept Christ will be written in the Lambs book of life. We as a people must always expect to pay someone for their services and stop expecting things for free.
Now the things that people expect in return is where the issue can lie. For providers have their own beneficial aspirations as well. Sometimes it is not in the form of money. Sometimes it is the form of control, self-assurance, ownership of your own property and etc. For example when I read these words I quickly remembered what His Majesty, his family and nation went through to maintain independence. The words “no man is an island” comes to my mind, for His Majesty to enter back into authority of his country required the assistance of other nations. One in particular was Great Britain. Stalin gave aid to His Majesty by providing him a home to stay during the exile and an army to use to remove and kill the Italian resistance. The bargain came with His Majesty giving Britain power over currency for imported and exported goods. Britain was also granted power to control a railroad station near the Ogaden region plus other benefits that you can research. The name of the treaty was Anglo-Ethiopian Treaty of 1944, for although Ethiopia remains independent, they are dependent upon other nations for their own collective security, while these other nations are working to better themselves. It’s kind of sad if you think about it, for as big as Afrika is, there should be a firmer collective in protecting the Afrikan nations in the continent, which I believe and hope will one day come.
It is highly advisable that we as people work to build our legacy and sustainability. Through observation, we are behind the ball, we speak a lot about Babylon while using their resources. Metaphorically begging or complaining to receive our 40 acres and a mule will not get us what we want, in the spirit of Booker T Washington we have to work collectively to build our own infrastructure. These words have been said before and many of us have took heed to its calling and are doing their part to reduce the need to have a foreign hand to provide aid. I salute you brothers and sisters that are blazing the trail. Ase o!
Stay blessed in your travels and journey, we all need each other, but lets not find ourselves in a situation where the only help we can receive, is the help that cost us a piece of our freedom and wealth.
Jah RAstafari love and peace
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