Take Your Destiny In Your Hands

Listen to a recording of Hybachi LeMar from Jacksonville Correctional Institution:

In the East African language of Swahili, the word for self-determination is Kujichagulia. It means “to define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves, instead of being defined, named, created for, and spoken for by others.” (Mfundishi Jhutyms Ka N Heru El-Salim)

In West Africa, the Yoruba tradition of Ifa, teaches the significance of choosing our Ori – our head. And with this choice, with this conscious decision in defining who exactly we are, determines our destiny.

Among the might Bantu of South Africa was taught that we share in Ubwenge, which is the power to use the faculty of our will, to influence our spirit, to bring about what doesn’t exist and what does exist into existence. And with this bringing, we direct the course of events.

Why is this important? For several reasons. For one: every manifested thing has a name; and it’s by the name that everything manifested is recognized. In a world where so many people suffer from being emotionally bullied, struggling with dealing with identity crises, go through life misunderstood, misrepresented. We find that we can empower ourselves, and affect reality as we know it, as self-definers.

We find also that we can choose what kind of head-frame to occupy, to possess, to embody: and we can exercise the power of being the wagoner of our own ways of thinking. With Ubwenge, the power to use our will to affect our spirit, we become the controller of our consciousness; the pilot of our own plane.

This being said- there’s a few important things for you to remember:

You’re not the mistakes you learn from in life, you’re the Life that learn from mistakes.
You’re not the lessons that you learn from in life, you’re the Life that learns from your lessons.
Our ability to use the instruments of knowledge plays a pivotal role in finding a sense of direction throughout the course of our lives.
Before you leave this world just as suddenly as you arrived in it – discover your mission and Rise!

Take your Destiny in your hands!