It’s Time We Take Control of Our Narrative
When we can speak the Black that matters to us and have to be censored by others who do not have the Black interest at heart, it becomes time for us to move on and speak on our own platform. We should not have to ask permission from other races of people to speak what means truth to us. Soul Journey of Life is here for this very purpose: Establish a platform for us as a people to speak from the soul. We are a people of many nations, tongues and likenesses. We have a great conversation among us that should not be silent simply because we have ‘Black facts’ to speak of.
Our goal is to provide an online social media that connects with people of all types from among the African Diaspora community and at whatever spiritual level of development they may be with the benefits of a unity. Bringing our circles closer together, we see us as one people, liken to one human being. What benefits the parts benefits the whole. When the whole is benefited, we have unifying and successful earthly and heavenly existence together. Soul Journey of Life hopes to participate in this continuous noble service to humanity. Let us all come together with unity among the African Diaspora Family.
Why join this Soul Journey?
Ours is a lifelong journey unlike no other on the face of this earth. My mind, body and soul tested generation after generation unlike no other. A soul journey of life which can only bring us together unlike no other as kindred, a people of mutual, even spiritual experience. We are an ever awakening people, ever growing, ever glowing, the African Diaspora. All around the world are people who are just like us, desiring to understand who we are and from where we come. It is the inner sense of family unity that keeps driving us towards each other, even though we may clash over often trivial matters, our hearts want unity.
Who are those of the African Diaspora?
It is not just a story of those who suffered, robbed of their names, culture and identity, but it is an ongoing story of our trials and challenges as we fight for unity, dignity, self determination and respect. We are one wherever we are. We are Black. We are African and as it has been said,
“We all may not be born in the land called Africa today, but Africa is certainly born in us.”
Eight Principles of Soul Journey of Life
OUR ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE IS FOR THE GREATER UNITY OF OUR PEOPLE WHERE EVER IN THE WORLD WE MIGHT BE TODAY. WE ARE ONE PEOPLE DIVERSE IN AND OF OUR SELVES. WE ARE ONE COMMUNITY, NATION, ONE RACE.
WE COME FROM VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS OF SPIRITUAL, RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL BELIEFS AS A RESULT OF THE STRUGGLE OF OUR LIFE’S JOURNEY. NOTWITHSTANDING, WE MUST EXTRACT THE COMMON VALUES THAT WE INHERIT FROM OUR PATHS THE INTELLECT AND WISDOM TO WORK TOGETHER AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER WITH THE GREATER UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER THAN APART. WE BELIEVE IN WHAT OUR LEADERS, TEACHER, PARENTS, ELDERS HAVE LEFT US. WE EMBRACE AND CONTINUE TO SEE THE GOAL OF THEIR STRUGGLE AND WILL NOT GIVE UP, EVEN IF WE SHOULD DIE IN THE EFFORT.
TO TREAT EACH OTHER WITH FAIRNESS AND EQUALITY. WE MAN AND WOMAN ARE TWO PARTS OF ONE BODY. THE RIGHT ARM NO GREATER THAN THE LEFT, BOTH ESSENTIAL TO EMBRACING AND CARRYING THE BURDENS OUR LIFE HAS UPON US. EACH OF US ARE BY DIVINE RIGHT ENTITLE TO RESPECT, HONOR AND PROTECTION FROM ANY KIND OF MISTREATMENT OR BIGOTRY. WHEN WE APPROACH ANY MATTER AMONG OURSELVES, IT MUST BE ON AN EVEN AND FAIR SCALE.
THE CAUSE FOR US IS ONE CAUSE UPON A PATH THAT LEADS TO ONE COMMON OBJECTIVE. OUR PURPOSE IS THE LIVE OUT OUR LIVES, RAISE OUR FAMILIES AND CULTIVATE A COMMUNITY THAT BUILDS TOWARDS OUR OBJECTIVE. IN ORDER TO RESTORE IN US AN APPRECIATION OF TRADITIONAL VALUES, THE WISDOM OF OUR ANCESTORS AND THE HONOR OF OUR MOTHERS AND FATHERS, WE MUST RESTORE IN OUR LEARNING THE INSTRUCTIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND FRUITFUL ACTIONS THAT BRING ABOUT AN UPRIGHT CHARACTER IN US, AND SO WE BUILD AND DEVELOP INTO A GREAT NATION ONCE MORE.
WE MUST GET ALONG TOGETHER TO STAND TOGETHER. IN EVERY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY THERE IS ESTABLISHED A NETWORK OF MUTUAL SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING. BUSINESSES WHY COMPETING WITH EACH OTHER, RECOGNIZE THEIR GOALS ARE ONE AND THE SAME, ENRICHING THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF THE COMMUNITY. WHAT BENEFITS THE PARTS, BENEFITS THE WHOLE. WE MUST SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN OUR BUSINESS EFFORTS BY SPENDING OUR WEALTH AMONG EACH OTHER. THIS MEANS THAT WE MUST HAVE CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT IN THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS WE CAN PROVIDE EACH OTHER, RECOGNIZING THAT OUR BUSINESS ARE JUST AS QUALIFIED IN NOT MORE THAN ANY OTHER NATION ON EARTH.
MANY OF US HAVE LEARNED THIS PRINCIPLE GROWING UP FROM OUR ELDERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS. IT IS THE VERY STANDARD OF WHAT HOLDS UP SOUL JOURNEY OF LIFE AS A SOCIAL MEDIA FOR OUR PEOPLE. WE MUST BE WILLING TO TAKE OVER THE NARRATIVE AND DEFINE OURSELVES FROM AND FOR OURSELVES. WE MUST BELIEVE IN OUR OWN LIFE STORIES. WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE ABOUT, THESE DEFINITIONS MUST COME FROM OURSELVES. IN ADDITION, WE MUST BE WILLING TO SPEAK UP, STAND UP, ACT FOR OUR OWN.
WE MUST LOVE ONE ANOTHER. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY FOR US TO COME TOGETHER, WORK TOGETHER, OR LIVE TOGETHER WITHOUT THERE BEING A LOVE FOR EACH OTHER. IT BEGINS WITH OUR MOTHERS AND FATHERS, THEN OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND SO ON. BY SAYING LOVE, IT IS THE SAME LOVE THAT WE CAN EASILY WITNESS THROUGHOUT THE NATURAL WORLD. WE CAN SEE IT IN TURTLES COMING TOGETHER TO HELP ONE OF THEIR OWN WHEN IT FINDS ITSELF ON ITS BACK. WE CAN SEE IT IN A BIRD OR CAT CARING FOR ITS YOUNG. WE MUST SEE IT AMONG OURSELVES, SO MUCH SO THAT WHEN WE EVEN SEE THE PRESENCE OF ONE ANOTHER, OUR FIRST THOUGHT IS ONE OF LOVE JUST AS WE LOVE OURSELVES, INDEED WE MUST LOVE OURSELVES AS WELL.
TOBE TOGETHER, WE MUST BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN OUR COMMUNITIES. WE MUST SEE THAT ANOTHER’S SUFFERING IS OUR SUFFERING AND SHOULD MATTER TO THE WHOLE OF US. WE MUST WORK TOGETHER TO BE A REMEDY FOR EACH OTHER. WE WORK TOGETHER AND BUILD TOGETHER CREATING A COMMUNITY IN WHICH WE CAN LIVE IN PEACE TOGETHER.
The B.L.A.C.K Code
Behold the vision of our people unitied as one nation.
Love each other and recognize one another as family, brother and sister.
And adhere to the wisdom of our ancestors as we walk together.
Correct our understand of each other through proper dialogue.
Knowledge will bring about our success when we apply what is agreed upon by every intellectual member of our nation regardless of path.
There is no unity without love
If we truly want to become a nation of our own we must first start loving our selves again. Once we are doing this consistently, we then can take a path on the correct knowledge that leads to a unified nation.