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I used to be mad at Jesus

Jan 06, 2019 by Shamou - 0 Comments
Alafia, Greetings and Peace in the name of the Ivine King of kings, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the First and His chosen Queen Empress Menen Asfaw. I also greet you in the true spirit of our creator who is known by many names and is the inspiration of great testimony. I, Ras Shamou Oladiípo will like to share with you a testimony of mines and maybe it can help you if need be. The title of this letter is a work in progress for many reasons, but lets start at my beginning in the this age of HIM (His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie). Before I decided to bow before His Majesty, I grew up as a youth who was sent to church to develop a connection to the creator. The name that I learned the creator name through was Jesus. Everything that I did, when I gave thanks was to that name and that name alone. Even though in my earlier years, I was not as interested in church, disliked how much time it took up on Sundays 10 – 3pm (time of church, I used to attend), I couldn’t understand or relate to what was being taught and developed a level of anxiety and fear whenever someone caught the Holy Spirit and began shaking uncontrollably. There was still a beauty in it. For example, I remember when I made a vow to stop lying and I made that vow in that particular church, when I was in the 3rd grade. Also in that very same church, I played Jesus in a church play and sung on the choir. All these things I enjoyed and appreciated, for it was the beauty of my time at that church. My love for Jesus Christ grew extremely well through out the years since I was 8. My perception of spirituality was based off of my divine inheritance as a human being along with my adolescent characteristic of imagination and magic, and it grew with a progressive level of confidence. From what I remember, I was too scared to even question God and felt protected that there is a something greater than what I can physically see or behold and is watching over us. I remember staring out my window, focusing on the street light, which was the only light that illuminated the portion of the dark street my building was on and talking to God through it. It was also from these talks that I grew in my connection with the creator. It wasn’t until I graduated college that my conviction to return to God was needed. I had some fun in college, that other believers have taught me that God would not have approved of. I knew that what I was doing wrong but I wanted to live my life and have fun. I didn’t get too wild, for my love for God was stronger than my will to fulfill my sin. It was extremely strong, that when I walked down the altar to give my life to Christ, I cried in shame for running from HIM for so long. At this time in my life, I am in a different state and church from when I was 8. I was a student of the bible and read, read, and read. Then something happened, I began to see the failure in man but even more the failure in man that wear the cloth. The people who are preachers and servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. I began to see the shaming and traits of cult like behavior that Pastors were doing to people and I was victim to this. Some families were already struggling financially and were torn between paying rent and tithing because it was embedded in them, how can a man rob God? I saw people giving their last to fit the description of a good and faithful servant but was being mislead by the Shepherd, the speaker of the house. It was a crazy time, where people feared God more than they loved him and because of what I was witnessing, I began to back off from church because I began to see a common trend between the many churches that I attended or was a member of. The thing they had in common was dogma that brainwashed you into practicing faith but not in real-time, in others words living in imagination instead of reality.
Iyah Man!!
It was around this time that I began to sight Rastafari because it was a balance of faith and reality. Rastafari is what Iyesus Kristos say, “true worship in Spirit and Truth.” For in Spirit we have the Root of us all, God and the Truth in an actual descendant of King David which is the Spirit and Human connection of who Jah will choose to manifest in. As it is written in the Book of Psalms chapter 89. My spiritual connection with HIM and this truth has me convinced. As my activity in Rastafari increased, I began to wake up and see who I used to be in Christ and who I am in Christ now. My perception of God also began to change as well. It was through this transformation that I began to dislike the name of Jesus Christ but at the same time stay in Christ because Haile Selassie has a devout love for Christ. This exposed me to the name Iyesus Kristos, Jesus from an Ethiopian kulture. With the help of Haile Selassie I, I began to see that my romanticism of Jesus Christ, blinded I extremely and that so many people are blind as well. Caption says, “Women who don’t need nobody but Jesus” Big form of Romanticism I won’t delve so much into detail of what I mean but people are so wrapped up in the name that they miss the trick that is being done on them. Under its spell, I discriminated on people who didn’t accept Christ or didnt practice Christianity, even if it was family and used the scripture to affirm why I should. In my situation, the more people who were in Christ the more tithes the speaker of the house took to satisfy his sin. I began to think of my ancestors, which I have done since a child and read more and more history books and saw that at this name as well, many people died. I used to ask this million dollar question, “Why didn’t Jesus save us during the slave trade, and why did he allowed it to go on for 400+ years?” and “When is he gonna punish those that mistreat us?” I realize that my answer would only come in silence, leaving me to think more realistically. The more I changed my mindset, the more stuck I saw people. The trick of laziness, procrastination, bigotry, headiness all played them well while they spoke in tongues and called an imaginary figure their savior. I couldn’t find the right words to tell them to wake up and say, “he aint coming!!” or that, “Jesus isn’t physically gonna save you, and that you have to work and apply yourself” but because they were so under its spell, I couldn’t reach them. I began to dislike this name more and more. Then I learned something, my issue isn’t with the name Jesus but with the interpretation that I and so many others were given. For in actuality, I love Jesus, for the Jesus in the bible was a revolutionary and an awesome role model for anyone who wants to follow righteousness can learn from. For one, his own Father did not save him from death, and ideally we do what our parents taught us, so why would he save us from public humiliation and a crucifixion. God will remain silent on these matters, we ask for strength on how to solve our own issues, realizing that God is not going to come out the sky and beat every devil that did us wrong. Things like this used to fuel my anger but in actuality they need the Great Physician The Jesus that was given to us from certain Pastors who should not be leading a flock, these workers of evil, brainwash their congregation, molest and do all manners of wrong to them. These figures hold us back and they have too much control on the masses. Some of these Pastors deliver such an unrealistic opinion to a matter that is very much real, causing you to make the wrong decision can bring major consequences. The instilling of such a false sense of hope, that people filled with desperation and vulnerability have no other resource to give but their value in this hope, can be gold in the eyes of wolf. I pray that those who, like me, were taken advantage of. Our lack of knowledge of self to build our healthy self-esteem which leads us to the creator within, was preyed upon. There is a God, for the power that allowed me to see will allow someone else to see as well, and if they recieve it, they too will be transformed by the renewing of their mind. And because of this revelation, I’m not mad at Jesus anymore RasTafari love! We are all little Christ’s, always helping others, while others try to destroy us KNOW THYSELF!!!

A Rastafarian father connects Math through Music

Mar 04, 2018 by Shamou - 4 Comments

I, Shamou Pusey, Phallu Ras a 33 year old father, husband and special educator in Baltimore city Public Schools has blended my musical talent with education, by creating Super Mathematicals: Skip Counting

As an unorthodox style of teacher, I have learned that the best education to provide anyone is an education that your students can connect with, in a culture that supports their individuality. Many times we conform our youths to fit an already set Europrean style of education where expression is discouraged, limiting the beauty of creativity.

For the 9 years that I have been teaching, I have come across so many youths that have been diagnosed with special needs and end up barely graduating school with a High School Diploma or Certificate of Completion and still has not gained a solid foundation of life skills, like counting for a multiple of reasons.

The percentage of these individuals in special ed that perform poorly compared to other students with special needs can be from 10 – to up to 50%. An amount that can drastically affect their independence and possible freedoms. With programs out like DORS and Assistive Living to help establish some stability with these youths, the problems still remains that these individuals are lacking the necessary skills to monitor a bank account, count their correct change or use basic multiplication.

I have not given up on these youths and would hate for them to be taken advantage of because they are limited. So I created a learning tool to help change these deficits. Music is such a universal language that it is a medium to communicate, it surpasses IQ levels and provides learning through song, that I have created a multiplication compilation using modern day elements like trap music, Soca, reggae and hip hop.

Super Mathematicals is also a great avenue to promote early learning in this current generation of youths that are in early elementary education. Playing this music over and over again will have 4 year olds learning how to skip count before they reach 2nd or 3rd grade when multiplication is being taught. In theory, The evolution in the advancement of the child’s mind will soar to new levels.

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Universal Message

Apr 06, 2014 by Shamou - 0 Comments

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Greetings to all who read in the name of Haile Selassie I, The First, HE that has enabled and enlightened I to write to you today. I give the upmost thanks to Jah Rastafari for this calling and this understanding in this unproclaimed war of religion, self, and division. Haile Selassie I, is the King of kings of Ethiopia, meaning the King of the creators’ creation and chosen land of the first man, King of spiritual wisdom, knowledge and overstanding. HE is the King of Kemit, HE is the King of Africa, King of the Nile, which supply’s and supports life since the beginning. HE is the manifestation of the Father of Creation, Aravat. HE is not partial but gracious enough to be the counselor of all who needs counsel. HE has not come to convert, HE has come to enlighten. HE did not come to send missionaries followed by mercenaries; HE has come to be the example of how InI shall live. HE has come to admonish the leaders who are given the duty of being spiritual examples to all. HE has completely humbled I, for I testify unto you that I prepared a post that dashed fire on all who site Rastafari and do not follow Jesus Christ, Iyesus Kristos in the same delivery as a missionary that divides the community. I had this prepared for the Sabbath but thought about it more and realized that the fire was emotionally charged, which has no benefit for anyone. For anything coming from emotions are not reliable, why? Because it is not a sound mind, but a shaken one that is seeking shelter, for during earthquakes, the spirit of survival returns us to a fearful but animalistic nature seeking for safety.

 

Something that has allowed I to come to these conclusions of a general peace, is first the seeking of truth and also listening to issues from people. InI is not Jah but if InI believe and know that Jah is in I, then through communication of the Power inside I, let the counsel begin, where InI can answer or resolve the issues of the people within I-self. One main issue that always rears it head is the issue of Christianity and Rastafari. If any of the I listen to Mutabaruka on the Cutting Edge, one will notice his confidence and concern with Rastafari taking the Chrisitian theology in the faith of Rastafari. Also his concern with the whole concept of God, he speaks of some valid points that a man like myself agrees with. For example he said in one program the action of conquering people and then creating a God that supports or portrays them and enforces it on those conquered, is the history of this world. He also mentioned that Rastafari always gets slack from Christianity because Rastafari compares Haile Selassie I to Jesus Christ but Christianity never comes hard at the Jews who has a strong economy in the community, compared to the Rastafari and don’t accept Christ as God. Lastly he said, which makes a lot of sense, that for 2000 years Christians been trying to get the Christian doctrine right, trying to get the Fathers will done on earth as it is in heaven, and that after 2000 yrs there is not one Chrsitian nation doing his will but will beat up Rastafari for their 76 years of existence. That really made me smile cause he is right, we don’t have one nation, in fact the only nation that has done this will was Ethiopia in the leadership of Haile Selassie I, if you do the research, and after 2000 yrs of the sacrifice of Christ, people are still lost, and not United.

 

Now there is a lot of answers, I’m pretty sure that any man can conjure or receive revelation in answering but I will take the attention away from I-self and put the answer in the words of Haile Selassie.

 

The probably most well known words were from the Dr. Hoffman interview, his message can be taken from the surface but the fullness includes depths of potency. HE said:

Dr. Hoffman: Your Imperial Majesty, what advice would you give a person who is considering the claims

of Christ, perhaps for the first time?

 

Haile Selassie: “I would tell a person who was considering the claims of Christ for the first time that it is necessary to have faith in the Almighty, that it is necessary to have love, and that it is necessary to conduct oneself in a manner that we have been taught to do in the Bible. ß—-SO TRUE but here is my focus:

 

I would also advise him to seek the secular knowledge, for the more one knows the more he realizes the need for a prime mover, the need for a Creator, a Creator who is good, and the need for salvation and also for peaceful life upon earth. I would also tell him to learn and to think for himself the ways he would serve the Lord. In this thought and in this undertaking of his he will inevitably find the way of serving his fellow men. For his faith would then be manifested by His conduct.

 

If Christians behave in this way, if we dedicate ourselves to

this fundamental task, then we will have a peaceful world and will be assured of not transgressing against the will and the Commandments of God.”

 

Now in the context of this answer, Haile Selassie is speaking to Christians and potential Christians, he Is also preparing them to not partake in the death of following the letter, not partaking in communing with individuals who are so fanatic, that they think there is no other way but this way, and that any other religion, or any other doctrine in the Christian faith is beneath them. Sad to say but there are a lot brothers and sisters who have become this way, a lot of churches become this way as well, confirming this unproclaimed war of religion, self and division. Haile Selassie is telling them who wants to follow Christ to look outside the box, read about other faiths, compare them to yours in their essence and not traditions. Think of ways of how you can better the human race without forcing religion. Think of ways of how you can serve Yah universally.

I love his words where he makes this answer universal,”for the more one knows the more he realizes the need for a prime mover, the need for a Creator, a Creator who is good, and the need for salvation and also for peaceful life upon earth.”

A lot a people stress the issue, why does God have to be a he and not a she and this may be a real serious question for some, so I’ll address this in two ways, first intelligence, God is neither a he or she, the creator is not limited to gender nor time, the creator is everything, the air we breath has no penis nor vagina, the carbon atoms that fill our body is not identified as a sex, the nitrogen that nourishes the earth is not limited to sex either. Its just that, we as people needs things in a simpler form to grasp concept. The nature of man is provider and protector, the nature of man also carries and develops seed. Man carry semen, seed which is sown to blossom in a womb. The nature of the woman is also protector through nourishment and raising. The earth is a womb, it is this same earth that has supports us, it the womb that allows a seedling to germinate and breach the womb to enter the atmosphere ad grow. The Holy Spirit which has strong characteristics of Woman raises man to a higher life and then nourishes the human mind with soundness, like how a mother does her child. The Holy Spirit is also God, Man and Woman are manifestations of God but God is not Man or Woman, the creator is the fullness of it all. Second answer is from the book of the Secrets of Enoch, Chapter 22:2 Enoch says, “

2Thus in a moment of eternity I saw the Lord’s face, but the Lord’s face is ineffable, marvellous and very awful, and very, very terrible.

 

3And who am I to tell of the Lord’s unspeakable being, and of his very wonderful face? And I cannot tell the quantity of his many instructions, and various voices, the Lord’s throne is very great and not made with hands, nor the quantity of those standing round him, troops of cherubim and seraphim, nor their incessant singing, nor his immutable beauty, and who shall tell of the ineffable greatness of his glory.

Ineffable means-

1 incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible: ineffable joy.

2.not to be spoken because of its sacredness; unutterable: the ineffable name of the deity.

 

Though the two verse describes the Almighty as a He, you MUST also consider that He is also not human, not like us. In fact logically, lets look at it, If the Creator is the fullness of the earth, meaning sky, land, water, sun, moon, vegetation, humans, animals, sediment would he look human? For we as humans did not create the elements nor does our expressive flesh displays these characteristics at all.

Looking at Emperor Haile Selassie I and Iteghe Menen is a great example of this Godly fullness in Man, here you have A Man and Woman becoming crowned at once, each entity carrying on the duty of the Almighty. Haile I
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Side joke- I tend to watch sci-fi and comedy from time to time, and I can’t remember the movie but in this one movie, the hero was fighting against wicked people and was going to not only defeat the people but also destroy their god, so he finally makes it to their god and is expecting a man like him only to find some computer screen with a face…lol…and his response is, “Your God”. And there are movies like that where the god in it is a computer screen, like the Windows Media Player that copies the vibrations of the songs that you play. Sort of like the image below

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I only say that to say this, LIVE UP MAN, you are the workmanship of the Creator Eph 2:10.

The creators essence, thought, and creativity is in you, his will is for greatness, for his greatness created you. LIVE UP, there are some things we are allowed to know and some that we wont know because in the Almighty’s will its really none of our concern. Like a job, you will be given tidbits but never the full story of whats goin on in corporate or rarely see the head one in charge, the top top top one in charge, but we will be always be told how to maintain our role..seen

 

 

This is the pure fire from HIM that I will share, from his Autobiography:

Shame on those of us who are Christians and do not follow the

way of the Savior of the World, whose life was filled with kindness, humility, and martyrdom!”

 

As Rastafari, InI tend to use others descriptions from non-Rastafari people to explain InI position without bias, at the end of the day, we don’t really care what you think about us, just as long as you respect us for we can’t force no one to do anything. But I’ll share this anyway. From The Academic Honors of Emperor Haile Selassie

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From J.A. Rogers World Greatest Men of Color

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Prince Ermias speech when he came to DC Library of Congress to speak

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A U.S. History text book in the class I teach

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I hold a firm iditation that the Most High guide and I-tect, the I mind, soul and body. I also blot out a sound that the I find his or her way to live in love, to not become disgruntled by people using their mind to figure who they are out. InI are all unique people, havng to share this world we call earth. InI must not just tolerate each other but learn how to preserve this world that we are given. It is our responsibility to make sure our environment remain clean and take care of our mother. InI also advise ones to read more about Haile Selassie I, purchase his speeches, autobiography, learn who he is, for he is truly the perfect man with a beautiful vision and work. He has the solutions, his stepping down from the throne has been less than a lifetime, but now we take it up ourselves carry it through lifetimes until further notice. Love thy neighbor, despite what you disagree and don’t bun Yah fyah on an emotional diet, come from a sound plate. Rastafari

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