Echoing the late great Nina Simone -today is a New Day, A New Dawn, A New Life for all of us and we should all be feeling good! As we welcome in the New Year 2013, I declare it the year of ReClaiming -all that we cherish, all that we have lost , all that we have put aside in place of other unfulfilling and unproductive things, and all that we have allowed to be taken away from us because we took our eyes off the prize. Most of all, it is the new year of ReClaiming our Humanity and Faith in ourselves and that which is higher than us and serves as our spirit guide. 2012 was the awakeningof us all to prepare us for the ReClaiming period. The place is now , the time is here- RECLAIM!
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning“. T. S. Eliot
AFIHYIA PA , felice anno nuovo, gelukkige nuwe jaar, Boldog Új Évet!, an nou fericit, سنة جديدة سعيدة, glückliches Neues Jahr, ハッピーニューイヤー, manigong bagong taon, feliz año nuevo , Καλή Χρονιά, feliz ano novo, Buon Capo d’Anno, Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu, Maligayang Bagong Taon, Nav Varsh Ki Badhaai, Wilujeng Tahun Baru, Bonne année, Aide shoma mobarak,Shanah tovah, etc.! We can only pledge to do our best but with great Faith all shall be well! Let’s Conspire Globally To Inspire the Reclaiming of who we truly are -our better, higher and more faithful selves!
Kwanzaa Day 7 (January 1) Imani : Faith
“Nothing is certain. Science tells us that there is no thing at all that we can be absolutely certain is true. Nonetheless, there are things that each of us believes, to a certainty, are true. What fills that bill for you? The belief in the Creator? The belief in the ancestors? Some believe in nothing….
They milled and mingled and stomped their feet against the cold, in their thousands, in their hundreds of thousands, and the liquor flowed. They cheered to warm themselves in the cold night, as they marked the passing of the year in the place called Time. They laughed and sang. For joy, or to cast out fear? The brilliantly shining talisman stood upon the tower in the center of Time, in the city that is the brain of the country that rules the world. And this image was multiplied, electronically, a billionfold.
Through science, a belief in science above all, they fashioned an empire that spans the globe. The gods of math and science and commerce, the Trinity of the West, have measured everything, to everything assigned a number, a digit. And now what?
And then the shining globe atop the Square at the center of Time, and the World, began to fall. And they prayed to the god of number intoning the sacred single digits backwards to the “O” that is nothing and also the infinite, the circle……
Scant minutes afterwards, the sea of white dispersed, becoming lost in a city of many hues, in the Empire Nation that is becoming increasingly diverse. And is it not written that the meek shall inherit the earth?
Now that numbers have done their work, and the world is united as one, the old creeds, the original faith shall begin to blossom again. If science has proven that nothing is certain, then even science itself is purely belief. What do you belive in?
This is the 7th, and final, day of Kwanzaa. Today we celebrate IMANI (Faith). Today we renew our BELIEF in God, our people, our teachers and our leaders, and the virtue and victory of our struggle IMANI!“READ MORE