AST1 Introduction/ 1. Mind, Body, Spirit, Soul

  • Member
    November 16, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    One of the things I appreciate about this module is that I walked away feeling like I could finally explain my understanding of what a soul is.

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  • Anwar Joemmankhan

    December 16, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Can you desicribe “what a soul is?”

  • Donetta Knight

    March 12, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    when I meditate unresolved emotional issues form the past comes up? how do I handle this do I let it be or do I acknowledge it.

  • Anwar Joemmankhan

    March 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    From my innerstanding you must acknowledge it in order to move past it, are you feeding those unwanted spirits( emotions= energy in motion) if so want are you feeding them. Find out what sparks these emotions and starve it from what your feeding them. In order to really put the in the past you must find a solution/cure to rid those emotions. Also when you rid yourself of unwanted energy or thing that know longer serve you, you make room for the next experience to come into your life.

  • Member
    April 6, 2019 at 3:33 am

    I’ve found healing the spirit causes unresolved emotional issues to come up both in and out of meditation.

    Chief speaks to how when we suppress things for long periods of time it is akin to sea creatures that are under pressure in the lower levels of the ocean. They become disfigured and when we see them we are often shocked by their appearance.

    I agree with Amwar in that we have to acknowledge it to move forward from it. I’ve been remembering things I had long forgotten and I allow myself to shed tears if necessary. Sometimes I’ll be at work and have a flash of a painful experience. I see it as a sign that I’m getting the suppressed pain out. I don’t hold on to it. I acknowledge it, see how it has shaped me and I make peace with the fact that I experienced it.

    By making peace I mean if it requires me apologizing to myself or someone else I do it, I do whatever it takes to heal the pain by going through the process of allowing myself to move forward.

  • Donetta Knight

    April 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you, Renatanicole. This has help me to understand what I am experiencing. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been listening to Chief’s lessons on forgiveness and how to be free of resentment. What you have shared is excellent inline of what Chief was teaching. Again, Thank you for sharing!!!!!

  • Member
    April 12, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    No problem, I’m glad I was able to help😊.

  • Member
    May 2, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    @Brother Anwar,

    My apologies for delay in response to your question. It didn’t occur to me your comment was in reference to me.

    My understanding of the soul being synonymous with will and that it is our individualized portion of the divine oneness with no shade or color is best explained with this analogy.

    Imagine an infinite boundless body of water. Our mind can’t truly conceive that because we can barely fathom the compexities of the ocean. To me that infinite boundless body of water that the mind cannot truly conceptualize is akin to Divine Oneness. Now imagine if something took a measuring cup and dipped it into that expansive pool of water and drew out a measure of that water. The water in that cup is the soul. Imagine if something added food color to the water in the measuring cup and a selected array of essential oils giving it shade of color and aroma. That color and aroma would be Spirit and personality.

  • Member
    May 3, 2019 at 7:03 am

    @Anwar previously I would study the words Spirit and soul and often I would find them combined and I never really understood what they were.

    I do recognize that the soul goes beyond my analogy with a soul having divine breath and that we balance out our soul’s karma on the earth plane. Soul has will whereas spirits don’t. Since all spirit’s want to ascend they will try to catch a ride with your soul and so it is essential for us to connect back to our soul because that way we can get our right mind and produce thought forms that lead us to completing our soul’s mission. This also explains why we need to do regular cleansings. Because with our mind being so easy to program we can easily create spirits and thoughtforms that will hinder us.

    I’ve been combining the work in Chief’s books Mind, Heart, Words with this lecture as well as other lectures and Chief’s breakdown of the 01 and the ori in the book Grasping and I’m seeing how knowledge, wisdom and understanding of these things will lead to me unlocking the 14 Keys/principles.

    Connecting back to my soul is essential because that is when I get my right mind – righteousness and will be able to fulfill my Nia. I noticed that as I started delving into this work my Imani increased because I’m coming into the knowledge of who I truly am.

    Realizing I chose this body as the vehicle to assist me in fulfilling my nia leads me to understand how my body is a signal to what I came here to balance out which leads into module 2.

  • beautifulflower

    January 28, 2020 at 4:49 am

    Greetings to all! I am thankful for this forum. I was listening to one of Chief’s YouTube offerings titled “awakening the sleeping beauty” where light was shed on the Gemini/ Ibeji, Oya, idi and Narcissism energies. One of the things that has jumped out to me is the “sleeping beauty “ awakening when the cycle of the curse has been broken. My understanding thus far is that “breaking” of the hex comes from facing your other half (dark side) and not becoming “prickly “ by adopting a persona. I perceive that one of the benefits of the first exercise was to achieve this. I am now wondering how do we proceed when we realise the cause of the hex/ cycle of pain? Is re- parenting of the wounded inner child necessary ( e.g. through affirmations etc.) or acceptance and detachment to past experiences the route to “breaking the curse” and so “waking up” to true potential. I would be very grateful for any experiences or insights on this area. Thank you! 

  • Bradley

    January 29, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Peace too all people on this post. I have a super left field question, do you have to be afrakan to be an Anu? Lol. Forgive my ignorance in advance. Blessings.