I grew up in the North West Province, in a township called Itsoseng, situated between Lichtenburg and Mafikeng. We later moved to Mafikeng. I was home for the past week and while there, I indulged in the local newspaper (The Mail) it is called. I was perplexed to see that our premier Thandi Modise had declared our province drought stricken. That for me was a bold and death creating statement. It was not only these pronouncements that stole my peace but a combination of things. Upon my arrival in Mafikeng, I was taken aback by how littering had become an inherent part of the town, upon which I used to venerate during the years when Lucas Mangope was still leading Bophuthatswana. I am not referring to Mangope for any political insinuations but rather because honestly, that was the last time, I saw Mafikeng looking good. I wondered if the people in Mafikeng had made time to think deeper about the absence of rain and the hostile relationship they have now developed with the environment in the form of littering. Could littering be the key reason behind rain divorcing us. See consciousness is nothing complicated; it’s nothing more than the appreciation of the oneness we are with everyone and everything. Consciousness is accountability for the power to create situations and experiences. It is accountability for the energy one exudes, be it positive or negative. It is not only the above incident that made me realize that we are lacking in consciousness as a people, I was also terribly disappointed at Agang and ANC members and all other political parties who are trying to capitalize on the tears of others in Diepsloot to gain votes. Pardon me if I seem judgemental but if all these people wanted to do was share the pain, why did they have to wear those t-shirts. See if you are performing an act, from noble intentions, you will never seek to be applauded. You will have no desire for anyone to say oh, Agang was there, oh ANC was there, because you would have mastered the understanding that what you give others, you give to yourself.
These experiences and many more, from the pain that Kenya recently endured to nuclear weapons issues, really forced me to ask, what we have become as a People. I would like to challenge every soul to make time, create space in our minds and hearts to reflect on the roles we have played as individuals to brew this collective pain. I ask that we make time to account for the creation of the hostile environment we now find ourselves in. We have power to change the world, but that power resides within us. We need to first have a healthy relationship with our souls, hearts and minds. We need to embrace thoughts, words and actions that bring alignment to these three essences of us. We need to remember that each one of us is a divine being, created for a divine purpose with a divine message. We need to re-member that our primary essence is to be love and reflect love. The reflection of love should be everyone’s responsibility first as a soul and second as you explore the human experience be it as a teller, teacher, human resources person, accountant, politician or engineer. We need to always be conscious enough to ask ourselves if our actions advance peace and love or not. We also need to be very cognisant of our motives; your motive for doing something is a reminder of things you need to heal within yourself or things you need to embrace about yourself. I pray that God will re-find place in our minds, hearts and souls. I pray that we will seek guidance from the divine in all we do, that we will always be mindful if we are contributing towards appreciation or depreciation of individual and collective positive energy. Whether you are an artist, chef, news editor, young, old, male, female, we can no longer separate our purpose from our work. South Africans, if we truly are tired of Corruption, Rape, Murder, Climate Change, let us take responsibility and be ambassadors of Peace, Love, Humility, be authentic in our actions, accountable in our executions and persistent in our pursue of love and peace and most importantly purpose. The Universe is calling us to account, Who shall answer the call?
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