Ark I, i will adress this to the i. For the simple reason that i have given up hoping that Ras Power would take my words as i mean them, and not as he imagines i mean them. Why? The reason will become apparent shortly.
Well, perhaps, im overreaching to say Ras Power taught i this. After all. its a long time since i know this, but the last couple of days with him has brought this lesson into focus
it is a simple lesson
First let i take what the i said before Ark I
The i said to him "What is wrong with you? Did the I read the same thing that I just read?"
I can tell you right now, no he did not read the same thing that you read.
Yes, he read the exact same words, and yet, he didnt read the same thing that you did.
Isnt that amazing?
And therein lies the lesson, which is
We do not see with our eyes, we see with our minds
The i sight, his eyes saw the same words we all did, but his mind was reading something else
To illustrate, have you ever seen someone you know lying on their bed.....and you turn and look at them.....and you are surprised to see them staring intently at something?? And you wonder what is he/she looking at.......and then they start snoring or something and suddenly you realise....THEY ARE FAST ASLEEP! with their eyes wide OPEN!
Thats it, eyes wide open, but the mind is sleeping...so the eyes do not see nothing at all.
Now i am not saying that Ras Power does not see anything at all, ofcourse not......the problem is, he has some ideas in his mind which are corrupted, especially ideas about I, false ideas of who he thinks i am, so most of what he see coming from i, will have to pass through that "filter" of false ideas in his mind, and by the time it reaches to his heart, it has allready been corrupted by that filter.
Now ,as i see what he writes about the poem by Marcus I, i really wonder.....how differently would he have read that poem if it had been posted by someone else and not i
I am sure he would deny this,,he will probably tell i that i take things too personally, but whatever....that i will leave for his consciousness to deal with
It is just sad to i to see him reaching all over the place to discredit a poem.....a poem so simple and uncomplicated in its message....look at him going on about Marcus was a racist????
can you imagine the nerve? How far will one go to try and prove his pointless point
All of what Marcus I´s words could be summed up in a few words....be strong, dont go around weeping and wailing to people, do not dwell in the negative, think positive
What idiot would go against that?
So is Ras Power an idiot?
No, ofcourse not. And that is what makes it sad.
You know what i mean? If a person has a limited mental capability, you say...ok...he finds it hard to understand, lets see what we can do to help him understand, u get me?
But when you know, this person understands and knows full well what is written here......and yet he still chooses to fight ugainst it........you have to wonder.......what is in his mind that is blocking a clear vision from going through his eyes....what is in his mind that is filtering the goodness that his eyes behold so much that when it reaches his heart, it is totally different from what his eyes beheld in the first place.
And that is what i mean, He knows already without anyone telling him
He knows that no one...NO ONE....has taught íni that ini need to co operate amongst one another better than King Selassie and Marcus Garvey
If it was not for that "filter" on his mind, he would have easily sighted that what Marcus is saying is very very similiar to what Christ was saying all those days ago when he said
"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. "
Does he find this distasteful too? Does he say this is not Rastafari teaching as well?
So as i said, it really makes i wonder....would he be saying these things if someone else besides i posted that poem......i dont know.......lol.....its funny because i can already see what he would reply to that question...see it almost word for word...but whatever....Jah see and know
Before i go to the next post on "speak properly"
Ark I, is it not shameful how people would put words into your mouth when they KNOW you never said any such thing???
"can anyone isplain that to i, anyone besides this man here, because its a long time since i stopped even paying any attention to him"
and its true...a long time ago, i got tired and gave up trying....this is the first time i am dealing with him in a long time........
but more importantly.....when i said that i was speaking on iself and iself alone
So why is this man sayin "'don't talk to this fella i stop checking him' "
why is he trying to make it seem like i am telling people, dont talk to him? and he even puts it in quotations as if i said that???
And then he has the audacity to throw bible quotes at i, and tell i about pride???
Well Ras Power, if your consciousness will allow you speak such an untruth,,,go ahead, you are welcome
Now to the other post " speak properly"
Now i can blame one of two things for the totally wrong way in which Ras Power read and recieved what i wrote there.
One, i could blame the internet...........maybe i would like to
u get me? i could blame the net and say...
You know, if this was not the internet....if Ras Power and I and Empress Yaa, and Ark I, and Ras I Tom etc, were actually sitting in one room together.............and Ras Power got up and said "why dont you speak properly"...but he said it in such an "unproper way"...and all the idren laughed...........he could right way look at ini faces and sight that we are laughing without any form of animosity or belittlement
Indeed he would have seen how funny it was and would have been laughing with ini
And no, i do not mean the plastic smile and fake laugh he is giving i here, while he passes his snide remarks about he that exalts shall be abased ( how am i exalting iself??...idk....its always amusing to i how he ignores the things he doesnt want to hear, like when i said , i am not trying to belittle anyone, each according to his own ability) .....no, he would have seen the true humour in it
You know when Empress Yaa posted her reply and she was still cracking up....i was going to tell her,,,,hey perhaps we shouldnt laugh so...because he might take it in a negative way...he might think we are laughing at him because he makes some spelling errors.......
but i was hoping, if he had eyes to see,if he knew the love that ini have for one another, he would sight, by himself, that we were not laughing at him,,,,we were just laughing at the funny situation.
If he had seen that, Empress Yaa would have no reason to apologise to him and explain to him that it is all out of love
But if ´that is what it takes, then Ras Power, i apologise too. I never meant to cause any harm or hurt to you
I know you have some negative ideas about i, but if you knew i, you would know, i am a soft hearted person,,it is simply not in i to be malicous and cause hurt to anyone...even to i enemies.....and though we have had our disagreements..you are far from being my enemy.
But back to it...like i was saying, i could blame the net for this misoverstanding....or i could blame Ras Power himself
Because if he didnt have that "filter" in his mind, this false picture he has of who i am....he could have easily seen the truth.
He could have easily seen that here on this forum, he is among his own brethren and sistren....he could have seen that even if somethings seem negative when they reach his mind, they come from a positive place.
Which brings i back to the lesson......we do not see with our eyes but with our mind
So wahatever the disagreements, i give Ras Power thanks for bringing this lesson into foucus in i own life.....i wont soon forget it...it can be a useful tool as i trod inthis world day to day
one question remains in a mind pertaining to Ras Power
Why does he keep talking like an outsider?
i dont overs that when he says things like "i like how rastas speak", and im like,,,why are you speaking like an outsider, u get me? its not so strange to hear a Ras say, i think this that about Muslims, or about Christians....but to hear a Ras say, i like how Rastas speak.....a little strange no?
No matter, just a thought