People have been known to do a lot of different things to cure loneliness. They work to connect with others, expand their circles by joining groups of various kinds and some even get married or launch on an aimless quest in search of Mr. or Mrs. Right. Sadly, they find that loneliness still seems to be like a close constant companion. The question of the matter then becomes, What’s the real cure for loneliness? If the cure isn’t adding other people what’s the logical answer? Maybe the answer to removing loneliness is not about connecting with others but loneliness is about connecting and being in alignment with ourselves.
When we are out of personal alignment the result is loneliness. Far too many of us think that being alone has to be a lonely place. Loneliness and being alone are not the same. When we are alone we can just “be” with ourselves. Being in alignment means to be parallel or straight with our true nature or higher self. It may sound too ridiculously different to be true but instead of looking outside of ourselves to cure loneliness try looking within.
I’ve tried going within through meditation, affirmations, mindfulness, and envisioning when feelings of loneliness tried to overwhelm me. Over the years, with practice, I’ve become better at it. Actually, now I see loneliness as a highway rumble line. Loneliness is a signal that I’m going out of alignment and I need to “center” myself within the middle of my lane. Friends and relationships with others have their place but no relationship is more important than the one that we have with ourselves. In fact, giving our relationship with ourselves priority improves the quality and type of relationships we have with others.
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African spirituality is indeed demonized in American society. Some think Africans of the diaspora have been bamboozled! Have Black people been socially conditioned into becoming ashamed of the very avenue that grants access to meaning for life, protection, and power? Is there a method to their madness. Is Ifa and voodoo as devilish as we have been persuaded to think? Were the heart’s of the strangers to our culture so devious that giving us Jesus at the crack of the whip served as salve for their cognitive dissonance? Why have all of our traditional African religions been labeled as wicked and Godless while everything European or Christian is right and pure as new fallen snow? If African spirituality is such an awful thing why is African Spirituality the foundation for all the world’s religions? Why is it okay to symbolically practice drinking the blood of and eating the body of Jesus and its forbidden to remember and honor our own ancestors? Honoring our ancestors is an essential component in the practice of African spirituality. Now, that’s something to think about.
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“Racism is really a mental disorder. Manifestation of racist behaviour as a result of domination are the denial of reality, perceptual distortion, delusion of grandeur, phobias in the face of differences, and projecting blame (blaming the victim). Europeans had to lie to themselves about what Africa was and had been, and to keep that information going one adapts to unreality. So when you see reality it is necessary to deny it. So denial of reality would be, to look at the population of Kemet (ancient Egypt) and say it was a white population. That is flat out denial of what the facts say. It is not true that the white group is superior to anyone and to believe in that is a psychological distortion of reality.” Dr. Asa Hillard
“Taking a moment to simply “be” without distraction, obligation, acknowledgement of time, schedules or expectations of others can be truly liberating” Dr. Free
“More people are waking up to the realization that an abundant life is possible outside the auspices of religion. Religion controls and limits personal freedom. We were born free. We have a personal responsibility to protect that freedom.” Dr. Free