The Pouring of #Libations
I have been on Facebook for quite a while but have never seen or heard anyone mention this very important #tradition, even though I am sure some of you have. I know it is a tradition of #African #culture but I do not know whether or not it is a tradition in other cultures. I am almost certain other cultures have some rendition of this. I do believe that this is very important and for those of you who do not understand what the officiant is saying during the ceremony, after the ceremony he will sit and tell you what he said so that you can perform your own libations with regard to the protocol of who he is calling, why he is calling them, what he desires of them, how he performs these motions physically, when does he partake himself, etc.
As we embark on the United Nations effort to reconnect us to all cultures within the recent African races we need to wake up and stop calling ourselves victims when we do not use the tools that have been set before us so that we can empower ourselves with true power. It is so important because we have lost much ground by losing our traditions.
I know that one of the main objectives of the United Nations is numbers. How many of each nation exists on this planet. Every celebration and every initiative will be used to determine these numbers, however anything that is meant for evil will be for our good and we cannot be concerned, and neither should we be, about what people try to do to us. We should make sure that a hedge of protection is firmly planted around us, our families and our communities. and every piece of dung that is sent will be used as fertilizer and the refuse will be thrown back in the face of the one that sent it for evil.
As the circle of life continues I believe it is very important that we retain and document our traditions as appropriate so that we can become our true selves again.