When I log into my Facebook account, I always meet with hundreds of selfies. These selfies mostly strive to indicate that the selfie-takers are living a happy and luxurious life.
Three years ago, before I started reading and watching self-help material, this selfie-nonsense used to stress me. It even resulted in me succumbing to depression because I thought I was the only one with problems. Besides this, the selfies made me believe that my ‘friends’ were making progress, and I was the only one left behind. I was broke, and nothing seemed to work out for me. All my relationships sucked, and the only thing that gave me hope was prayer.
However, today, these selfies never stress me anymore because I realized that they are pieces of shit. It dawned on me that some of these people who take ‘happy’ photos of them in luxurious places were as broke as hell. Moreover, some were even more depressed than I was. In addition, I realized that they posted selfies because they were self-obsessed attention seekers, who used selfies to get validation and praise.
When I started my blogging career, some of these individuals came to me for advice on how they can deal with depression. Others thought blogging had made me rich, and they continually asked me to lend them money. I then realized that a good number of the ‘selfie-takers’ had larger problems than me and the selfies helped them create an illusion of everlasting happiness and prosperity.
Let me tell you a big secret. There is nothing like everlasting happiness in this physical world. Life is meant to be challenging because challenges/problems enable us to grow into our full potential. For this reason, don’t think that some people are problem-free just because they continuously post silly photos of them having fun on social media.
Posting a selfie is not a bad thing. I am just uncomfortable with individuals who continuously post selfies with the primary aim of informing people that they are always joyous and rich.
I am concerned because this selfie nonsense has made some individuals succumb to depression. People compare their lives with others based on selfies, and they believe they are the only individuals with problems.
Little do they know that most of the ‘rich-selfie-takers’ are not wealthy. I have successful friends – such as Dan Western (Founder of Wealthy Gorilla) and Josiah Humphrey (CEO at Appster) – on Facebook, and I have never seen them post silly selfies that show the world how rich they are. These individuals are always working hard, and they don’t have time to show off.
Therefore, never be fooled by the selfies. Ignore them and don’t let them drain your energy. Just focus on your progress and realize that many individuals who show off on social media are neither happy nor wealthy.
And to all the people who constantly show off on social media, my main advice to you is that you SHOW UP, don’t just SHOW OFF. HOPE I SEE YOU AT THE TOP BECAUSE I WILL PERSIST UNTIL I SUCCEED.
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The Amazing Power of Ancient African Spirituality
After studying ancient history for a while, I discovered that Ancient African Spirituality (AAS) was so powerful that it enabled ancient Africans to do what we now consider impossible.
For instance, it enabled Africans to master the art of divination. There are several true stories of African prophets who accurately predicted the future. For instance, Syokimau, an African spiritual leader predicted the coming of the Europeans by informing her people that ‘she saw a long snake belching fire and smoke (train), and in it, there were people with skin like meat who spoke unintelligibly like birds and carried fire in their pockets (Wikipedia).’
Besides divination, AAS enabled African spiritual leaders to understand magic. The spiritual leaders used magic to heal people, obtain information from the spirit world, ward off illness, and induce higher states of consciousness. However, some Africans used magic for evil purposes.
According to Jomo Kenyatta, in his book, Facing Mount Kenya, ‘magic that was used for evil purposes was feared, not only did it cause death when administered to a person, but its nearness to a homestead was considered as bringing misery and suffering which would dog the footsteps of those who dwelled therein.’
Furthermore, AAS enabled Africans to summon spiritual entities and communicate with the dead. Some Africans, especially, West Africans, used spiritual powers to make dead bodies work in their farms.
Besides enabling people to perform magical practices, AAS encouraged people to be kind towards everybody, including strangers. For this reason, Africans supported the disadvantaged and provided free food, water, and sometimes gold and silver to strangers.
Moreover, AAS encouraged people to pray regularly, and therefore, Africans prayed every morning and evening. In some cultures, every family had a shrine that family members used for daily prayer. I believe many Africans were able to see spiritual entities we can’t see today due to this prayerful nature, as it strengthened their connection to the spirit world.
Also, according to AAS, the gods dwelled in the forest, and every living thing, including trees, had god’s soul in it. This belief was important to nature because it prevented deforestation and the reckless killing of animals.
In conclusion, although many modern individuals, including Africans, look down upon AAS, it was powerful as it protected nature, promoted virtue, and enabled people to do things that modern religious leaders cant.
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Hidden Historical Information You Weren’t Taught In School
I hate academic history because it’s crap. It made us believe that we are the most intelligent civilization to ever live on this earth, and it avoided providing us with enlightening information about the highly evolved ancient civilizations that lived on earth before the Great Flood. For instance, it never mentioned the Lemurians, Atlanteans, and Lumanians despite their amazing features and their importance in our history.
But don’t worry, because today you’ll learn amazing facts about such civilizations.
The Lemurians were tall beings with several extra-ordinary abilities. They communicated using crystals, and they devised spiritual practices that enabled them to access the 5th dimension. Moreover, they used imagination to build magnificent buildings, and they were able to live for hundreds of years because they aged slowly. On top of that, they opened their 3rd Eye, and for this reason, they used telepathy and extra-sensory perception to communicate with each other.
On the other hand, the Lumanians were weak but brilliant people. According to Seth, they formed energy fields around their own civilization, and they avoided violence because they feared it. They built huge cities, and they had several psychic abilities. Besides the Lumanians, Seth mentions an ancient civilization that ‘could mentally pitch a thought along certain frequencies – a highly distinguished art – and then translate the thought at a given destination in any of a number of ways, into form or color, for example, or even into a type of image’ (Seth Speaks).
Lastly, the Atlanteans were also a highly advanced civilization. They used crystals and sound waves for healing, and they performed astral projection into higher dimensional consciousness. They used laser technology and built elevators that were moved by compressed air. Besides, they were telepathic, and they performed telekinesis. On top of that, they could stop volcanic eruptions, and they possessed a power that enabled them to control the weather.
I firmly believe these civilizations were responsible for building magnificent ancient buildings such as pyramids, which no one including the greatest modern engineers, knows how they were built. I believe their extraordinary features enabled them to erect these buildings because, despite the massive technological development in the modern world, we can’t erect such buildings.
It’s hard to believe any information about advanced ancient civilizations if you’ve never known about the existence of massive ancient buildings and advanced ancient technology. You must check mystery history and ancient architects for you to realize the existence of these buildings and technologies, which historians agree were built by ancient civilizations with extra-ordinary abilities.
Hope this information will encourage you to conduct further research on ancient civilizations. Anyway, you are welcome to my facebook community; the unbounded wisdom community for insightful quotes and ideas.
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