FOOD FOR THOUGHT
InformAfrica — Why do many Africans celebrate Christmas Jesus but forget their own Ancestors? If the saying is true that the life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living; then why don’t we annually observe and/or celebrate the birth and passing of our immediate ancestors? Are their lives not as important?
Ask yourself this question, if people are not celebrating the magical virgin birth of Jesus on Christmas and his fairytale death resurrection on Easter; do you think his falsified story would still be very much alive till date? The realistic answer is NO!
If Martin Luther King Jr is not being remembered and honored on the 3rd Monday of January each year; do you think his life and struggle for civil rights of Blacks would still be alive today?
“Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15.”
Rather, we let the zombie system ran by the government and corporate elites–define who and what to celebrate, observe and honor. Like Independence Day, Labor Day, Christopher Columbus Day (U.S.), Valentine’s Day, President’s Day (U.S.), St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, etc.
How about days to celebrate and honor our fore parents in a personified and even spiritual manner — like; My Grand Mother’s Day, My Grand Father’s Day, My Ancestor’s Day, “Your Parent’s name” Day, etc?
A day you create and then passed on to your future generations to keep the memory of their fore parents alive? Apart from one’s birthday; why only celebrate, observe and honor days assigned to you by colonial thieves?
Keeping the memory of your (late) parents alive also draws their spirit and protection near, in African spirituality/rituals. Note that, just because someone passed away in flesh does not mean their spirit no longer exists in the spiritual realm. We are made up of both physical and spiritual forces. The soul is immortal, it lives forever.
That being said, the same way we forget and ignore keeping the memory of our ancestors alive, the same way we’d be forgotten like we never existed when we are gone. That’s the effect of Karma.
So instead of being caught up with all the sheeple frenzy associated with Christmas, let us channel that energy towards keeping the life and spirit of our ancestors alive in our heart and mind.
All the “occupy their mind” brainwashing in the mainstream world of today–does us little to no good. Rather, it should be part of our focus to remember, observe, celebrate and honor our ancestors so that we too may be remembered.
This has been a food for thought. Thanks for reading InformAfrica.