Saturday, June 28, 2014

Amen Par Ankh (Sacred Temple of Life)

Amen Par Ankh (sacred temple of life) and Amen Ankh Academy; is a local home school network, and Urban Farm nestled around a Spiritual Outreach Ministry and an Education Center in the heart of midtown Kansas City, Missouri.


 Contact our Minister and Director: Queenma Nuta Beqsu Moses aka Adenike Amen-Ra El and become a member of our Gnome Maafia- as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life! Email: amen.ankh@live.com ,and Call: 816-839-7945 to sign-up for courses and support: PAYPAL: amen.parankh@gmail.com , information: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com ,also Look for us on Twitter & LinkedIn. We acknowledge our Great Ancient Ancestral history and heritage of First People Spiritual Ways. We provide an Online Homeschool Curriculum network and Afterschool STEMM (science technology, mathematics and medicine) careers with hands on Agriculture Experiences. –You GROWW Girls and Youth Going Green Economic Literacy study group.

We Respect Mother Earth and acknowledge the natural sciences and ecology with recycling. We provide Ancestor Libation Ceremonies, KMT Readings for Destiny, Health, Career and Relationship Consultations using the Ausar Auset Method, We perform Home Blessings, African Naming, KMT Ordained Weddings and Wedding planning, We celebrate and observe the Equinox and Solstice events, where we celebrate and show our respect for the wonder of nature with Cultural Ceremonies, Song, music, dance, Workshops and special events. We Grow and make Org-Ankh Electric foods, Gifts, and Accessories. We provide an Online Radio Call-in show for Outreach ministry: Amen Communications http://www.blogtalkradio.com/amencommunications Newborn Blessings, Home and Business Spiritual Cleansing and Blessings, Ancient Funeral rites and Ascension ceremonies, Par Ankh Reading Room, Herbal Teas & Juice bar, Nature walks and Outdoor camping Experiences, classes such as Spiritual Jewelry making, Sewing and other hand crafts, Henna Healing designs, of Head wrapping arts, Making Natural Hair oils, beading and Lox twisting, Cosmetics, and Herbal products. Also Envisioning, Dream Catchers, Vision Boards, Art Healing Mandalas, Spiritual Jewelry Making, Gentle Yoga, Canning and preserving food, We assist in Wellness for Body Mind and Spirit for Spiritual Attunement - to realize the fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide an active space for expressions of our original wisdom ways of life. Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansings & Classes The information on this Blogsite has been put together for general information, education, reference, Spirituality Current Events and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any specific condition. Ask your doctor for his professional advice before making radical changes in your diet and lifestyle. Amen Ankh Urban Farm is an urban agricultural enterprise with the goal of achieving environmental justice and sustainability by Healthy local food production and improving local neighborhood access to healthy Foods. We are growing orchards and constructing Aquaponic Systems of farm raised fish, Herbs and microgreens. We also provide Farm-a-See tours of successful Local Farmers with the “Green Griot”. We grow selected local “Org-Ankh” electric indigenous Herbs, Fruits, Vegetable and plant life of the Three Sisters: (Corn, Beans, and Squash/Melons) and cruciferous vegetables: Cabbage, and Kale, With Wheat Grass and other Sprouts, Herbs: Basil, Sage, Chives, Rosemary, Parsley, Peppers, with Moringa nutritional drink supplements, -From our Fresh produce we create canned and Baked Goods, teas, cosmetics, & liniments to provide Healing through the inspiration of Kujichagulia (Self-determination) for everyone. Feel free or Contact the Director: Queenma Nuta Beqsu Moses aka Adenike Amen-Ra Please like our facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/Green.Griot https://www.facebook.com/PARANKH , https://www.facebook.com/Amen.Ankh.Farm , https://www.facebook.com/Adenike.Art , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ankh-The-Way-of-Life-Communities/140162689375565 Dua (Th-ankh you!) ♥.

Frederick Douglass on the 4th of July

Entire Frederick Douglass Speech on the Fourth of July, delivered July 5, 1852 in Rochester New York

(Note particularly the last paragraph)

"Fellow citizens, pardon me, and allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I or those I represent to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us? And am I, therefore, called upon to bring our humble offering to the national altar, and to confess the benefits, and express devout gratitude for the blessings resulting from your independence to us?

Would to God, both for your sakes and ours, that an affirmative answer could be truthfully returned to these questions. Then would my task be light, and my burden easy and delightful. For who is there so cold that a nation's sympathy could not warm him? Who so obdurate and dead to the claims of gratitude, that would not thankfully acknowledge such priceless benefits? Who so stolid and selfish that would not give his voice to swell the hallelujahs of a nation's jubilee, when the chains of servitude had been torn from his limbs? I am not that man. In a case like that, the dumb might eloquently speak, and the "lame man leap as an hart."

But such is not the state of the case. I say it with a sad sense of disparity between us. I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you this day rejoice are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by your fathers is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today? If so, there is a parallel to your conduct. And let me warn you, that it is dangerous to copy the example of a nation (Babylon) whose crimes, towering up to heaven, were thrown down by the breath of the Almighty, burying that nation in irrecoverable ruin.

Fellow citizens, above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions, whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are today rendered more intolerable by the jubilant shouts that reach them. If I do forget, if I do not remember those bleeding children of sorrow this day, "may my right hand forget her cunning, and may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth!"

To forget them, to pass lightly over their wrongs and to chime in with the popular theme would be treason most scandalous and shocking, and would make me a reproach before God and the world.
My subject, then, fellow citizens, is "American Slavery." I shall see this day and its popular characteristics from the slave's point of view. Standing here, identified with the American bondman, making his wrongs mine, I do not hesitate to declare, with all my soul, that the character and conduct of this nation never looked blacker to me than on this Fourth of July.

Whether we turn to the declarations of the past, or to the professions of the present, the conduct of the nation seems equally hideous and revolting. America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future. Standing with God and the crushed and bleeding slave on this occasion, I will, in the name of humanity, which is outraged, in the name of liberty, which is fettered, in the name of the Constitution and the Bible, which are disregarded and trampled upon, dare to call in question and to denounce, with all the emphasis I can command, everything that serves to perpetuate slavery -- the great sin and shame of America! "I will not equivocate - I will not excuse." I will use the severest language I can command, and yet not one word shall escape me that any man, whose judgment is not blinded by prejudice, or who is not at heart a slave-holder, shall not confess to be right and just.

But I fancy I hear some of my audience say it is just in this circumstance that you and your brother Abolitionists fail to make a favorable impression on the public mind. Would you argue more and denounce less, would you persuade more and rebuke less, your cause would be much more likely to succeed. But, I submit, where all is plain there is nothing to be argued. What point in the anti-slavery creed would you have me argue? On what branch of the subject do the people of this country need light? Must I undertake to prove that the slave is a man? That point is conceded already. Nobody doubts it. The slave-holders themselves acknowledge it in the enactment of laws for their government. They acknowledge it when they punish disobedience on the part of the slave. There are seventy-two crimes in the State of Virginia, which, if committed by a black man (no matter how ignorant he be), subject him to the punishment of death; while only two of these same crimes will subject a white man to like punishment.

What is this but the acknowledgment that the slave is a moral, intellectual, and responsible being? The manhood of the slave is conceded. It is admitted in the fact that Southern statute books are covered with enactments, forbidding, under severe fines and penalties, the teaching of the slave to read and write. When you can point to any such laws in reference to the beasts of the field, then I may consent to argue the manhood of the slave. When the dogs in your streets, when the fowls of the air, when the cattle on your hills, when the fish of the sea, and the reptiles that crawl, shall be unable to distinguish the slave from a brute, then I will argue with you that the slave is a man!

For the present it is enough to affirm the equal manhood of the Negro race. Is it not astonishing that, while we are plowing, planting, and reaping, using all kinds of mechanical tools, erecting houses, constructing bridges, building ships, working in metals of brass, iron, copper, silver, and gold; that while we are reading, writing, and ciphering, acting as clerks, merchants, and secretaries, having among us lawyers, doctors, ministers, poets, authors, editors, orators, and teachers; that we are engaged in all the enterprises common to other men -- digging gold in California, capturing the whale in the Pacific, feeding sheep and cattle on the hillside, living, moving, acting, thinking, planning, living in families as husbands, wives, and children, and above all, confessing and worshipping the Christian God, and looking hopefully for life and immortality beyond the grave -- we are called upon to prove that we are men?

Would you have me argue that man is entitled to liberty? That he is the rightful owner of his own body? You have already declared it. Must I argue the wrongfulness of slavery? Is that a question for republicans? Is it to be settled by the rules of logic and argumentation, as a matter beset with great difficulty, involving a doubtful application of the principle of justice, hard to understand? How should I look today in the presence of Americans, dividing and subdividing a discourse, to show that men have a natural right to freedom, speaking of it relatively and positively, negatively and affirmatively? To do so would be to make myself ridiculous, and to offer an insult to your understanding. There is not a man beneath the canopy of heaven who does not know that slavery is wrong for him.

What! Am I to argue that it is wrong to make men brutes, to rob them of their liberty, to work them without wages, to keep them ignorant of their relations to their fellow men, to beat them with sticks, to flay their flesh with the lash, to load their limbs with irons, to hunt them with dogs, to sell them at auction, to sunder their families, to knock out their teeth, to burn their flesh, to starve them into obedience and submission to their masters? Must I argue that a system thus marked with blood and stained with pollution is wrong? No - I will not. I have better employment for my time and strength than such arguments would imply.

What, then, remains to be argued? Is it that slavery is not divine; that God did not establish it; that our doctors of divinity are mistaken? There is blasphemy in the thought. That which is inhuman cannot be divine. Who can reason on such a proposition? They that can, may - I cannot. The time for such argument is past.

At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. Oh! had I the ability, and could I reach the nation's ear, I would today pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be denounced.

What to the American slave is your Fourth of July? I answer, a day that reveals to him more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mock; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are to him mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy - a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation of the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.

Go search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.





Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) and Amen Ankh Urban Farm; is a local Urban Farm nestled around a Spiritual Outreach and Education Center in the heart of midtown Kansas City, Missouri. Contact Us and become a member, as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life! Email: amen.parankh@gmail.com , or amen.ankh@live.com, and Call: 816-839-7945 to sign-up for courses and support: http://www.gofundme.com/amen-urban-farm , information: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com/ , Look for us on Twitter & LinkedIn. We Celebrate the Cycles of Life, Wellness and Balance in our everyday existence on earth. We assist in Wellness for Physical Fitness, Mental Health, and Spiritual Attunement - to realize the fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Whole Life Coaching, Energy work, A Par Ankh Reading Room, Org-Ankh Electric food Boxes, an Herbal Tea House & Juice bar, Outdoor Experiences, classes such as Cultural Headwrapping, Natural Hair oils, beading and Lox twisting, Cosmetics, and Herbal products. We offer Classes in ASCAC (The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization), Art Healing Mandalas, Jewelry Making, Gentle Yoga, Canning and preserving food, Health and Wellness Study Courses. We make Gifts and Accessories. We Celebrate and show our respect of nature with Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special events. Amen Par Ankh means sacred House of Life. We Celebrate Life! We provide a space for your own personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, as well as an active space for expressions of our original ways of life. Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansings, & Classes Amen Ankh Urban Farm is an urban agricultural enterprise with the goal of achieving environmental justice and sustainability by Healthy local food production and improving local neighborhood access to healthy Foods. We run Aquaponic Systems of farm raised fish, Herbs and microgreens. We sell Org-Ankh Electric Food Boxes! We also provide Farm-a-See tours of successful Local Farmers with the “Green Griot”. We grow selected local indigenous Herbs, Fruits, Vegetable and plant life of the Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash/Melons and cruciferous vegetables: Cabbage, and Kale, With Wheat Grass and other Sprouts, Herbs: Basil, Sage, Chives, Rosemary, Parsley, Peppers, with Moringa nutritional drink supplements, -From our foods we produce Baked Goods, cosmetics, & liniments to provide Healing and Sovereignty: Through the inspiration of Kujichagulia (Self-determination) for all Original peoples. Feel free or Contact the Amen Ankh Urban Farm... amen.ankh@live.com or call: 816-839-7945 Please like our facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/Green.Griot https://www.facebook.com/PARANKH , https://www.facebook.com/Amen.Ankh.Farm , https://www.facebook.com/Adenike.Art , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ankh-The-Way-of-Life-Communities/140162689375565 Dua (Th-ankh you!) ♥.

Afrikan Awake To Teach The Youth

African Awake! Teach the Youth

What are we doing as Afrikan Awake conscious people to engage our youth? Are we raising and encouraging our Heru KRSTs, like Auset and Tehuti did, for Heru- to model and memorize after our own strong Goddess Queen Mothers and God Kings in spiritual Ki -Chakra Kundalini of our own Afrikan Culture? Our youth are our Indigo Golden Seeds- Their Spirits need a conscious outlet of expression unclouded by invader mentality and the Matrix of invader corporatakrazy- to grow up unplugged. Fail to plan- plan to fail.
Living consciously is not only about knowing the Glory of Our-Story (history) of our Ancient Ancestors. We must breathe new life back into our Ancestors by cultivating a living creative spiritual lifestyles!
How many of our families are naming their infants and newly born conscious souls, after a spiritual name that aligns with their destiny?
How many even know their Destiny and their Health, Career and Relationships from a spiritual Elder?
How many conscious families Meditate, Pray together or practice Breathing, Martial arts, Massage, Listen to music together, or even, play, sing, dance, draw or paint together?
Do you read to your children? What choices of books do you share?
Do you have vision boards in common to envision a place together in your future?
How many of our families EAT and drink together? What are we feeding our youth? Are we growing our own foods and healing herbs? Know that the Mind Soul and Body are connected.
There are now an abundance of Alternative healing resources available for people to live prosperously.
Do we celebrate the seasons of life- The Equinoxes and Solstices?
Do we take nature walks and commune with the universe like Stargazing, Sun watching, Moongazing visiting spiritual centers like mounds or caves?
Do we bless our homes and new businesses with a Spiritual Elder who can cleanse and bring good spirits to your environments? We should employ and seek the counsel of our elders in all new matters and concerns...




took my Grand Prince- who I named Heru to the Nelson Atkins Museum and Showed him the sculptures of his namesake- Heru, Auset and Ausar. I named them right in front of everyone and debunked the "Isis" "Osiris" "Horus" Titles.

My Prince Heru is a Grower at the Amen Ankh Urban Farm Cooperative and is learning, meditating, creating and reading at the AMEN PAR ANKH Sacred Temple of Life. He is a Naturalist, a talented Artist and Recycler.

"We must teach our youth true knowledge of self to empower them with a legacy of wealth." Adenike Amen-Ra

Along with Meditating, Eating Org-Ankh foods, living within a Maafia- (the original East Afrikan word for "a Healthy Place to Live" he is learning about his destiny and purpose, in cultivating his talents!

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED TO THE UNIVERSE!






Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) and Amen Ankh Urban Farm; is a local Urban Farm nestled around a Spiritual Outreach and Education Center in the heart of midtown Kansas City, Missouri. Contact Us and become a member, as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life! Email: amen.parankh@gmail.com , or amen.ankh@live.com, and Call: 816-304-7240 to sign-up for courses and support: http://www.gofundme.com/amen-urban-farm , information: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com/ , Look for us on Twitter & LinkedIn. We Celebrate the Cycles of Life, Wellness and Balance in our everyday existence on earth. We assist in Wellness for Physical Fitness, Mental Health, and Spiritual Attunement - to realize the fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Whole Life Coaching, Energy work, A Par Ankh Reading Room, Org-Ankh Electric food Boxes, an Herbal Tea House & Juice bar, Outdoor Experiences, classes such as Cultural Headwrapping, Natural Hair oils, beading and Lox twisting, Cosmetics, and Herbal products. We offer Classes in ASCAC (The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization), Art Healing Mandalas, Jewelry Making, Gentle Yoga, Canning and preserving food, Health and Wellness Study Courses. We make Gifts and Accessories. We Celebrate and show our respect of nature with Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special events. Amen Par Ankh means sacred House of Life. We Celebrate Life! We provide a space for your own personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, as well as an active space for expressions of our original ways of life. Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansings, & Classes Amen Ankh Urban Farm is an urban agricultural enterprise with the goal of achieving environmental justice and sustainability by Healthy local food production and improving local neighborhood access to healthy Foods. We run Aquaponic Systems of farm raised fish, Herbs and microgreens. We sell Org-Ankh Electric Food Boxes! We also provide Farm-a-See tours of successful Local Farmers with the “Green Griot” Sasteh Meter Mosley. We grow selected local indigenous Herbs, Fruits, Vegetable and plant life of the Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash/Melons and cruciferous vegetables: Cabbage, and Kale, With Wheat Grass and other Sprouts, Herbs: Basil, Sage, Chives, Rosemary, Parsley, Peppers, with Moringa nutritional drink supplements, -From our foods we produce Baked Goods, cosmetics, & liniments to provide Healing and Sovereignty: Through the inspiration of Kujichagulia (Self-determination) for all Original peoples. Feel free or Contact the Amen Ankh Urban Farm... amen.ankh@live.com or call: 816-304-7240 Please like our facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/Green.Griot https://www.facebook.com/PARANKH , https://www.facebook.com/Amen.Ankh.Farm , https://www.facebook.com/Adenike.Art , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ankh-The-Way-of-Life-Communities/140162689375565 Dua (Th-ankh you!) ♥.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Why You Should Be Aware of Quantum Physics - johnassaraf.com

We are sojourners, having Human Experiences.... Let us learn so that we move to a higher state of conscious ascension...

Why You Should Be Aware of Quantum Physics - johnassaraf.com











Friday, June 13, 2014

Why Urban Farming Is The Most Important Initiative of Our Lives

Why Urban Farming is the Most Important Initiative of Our Lives

06/13/2014
Nuta Beqsu Amen-Ra

Everybody Eats! So the simple act of planting food can shape issues like economics, health, and politics at the same time. Food is essential to life. Food is the focal point of human activity all over the planet. As the Urban Farming movement grows, so grows a positive future for our children and the ecology of the planet. Amen Ankh Urban Farm (AAUF) is our name- Amen means sacred- Ankh means life. We move in the approach of reconnecting with nature, spirituality and showing accountability to the Earth environment, and revolutionary transformation.

While most houses on my street have “lawns” with Grass or cut “weeds” in their yards, our front yard and vacant lot next door, are sprouting, Sage, Mint, Wild garlic and onions, Dandelions, Plantain, Clover, Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cabbage, Chicory, strawberries, and more. Agricultural Scientist and Master Gardener, George Washington Carver said: “A weed is just a plant that has been misplaced.” At AAUF, We forage the plants that are already growing In the spring to harvest natural healing essence of the season… in our lot, we plant and grow thousands of pounds of food per year on a plot of land the size of a basketball court. We grow and preserve enough fruits and vegetables to feed my family and neighbors year-round. Our house and land is part of a growing global movement of people involved in urban farming.


Growing food is a revolutionary act of rebellion in these times of food compromises.

AAUF is a community teaching resource rooted in re-connection to nature, Stewardship, conservation, sustainability, and education. AAUF’s workshops strengthen communities by strengthening the relationship between plants and people and will inspire people of various backgrounds to agree to peacefully live in right relationship to nature– living as stewards to the insects, animals, plants, Forests, land, water and air they live “with”, rediscovering the value of various traditional ways of communicating with the useful plants that surround us, and support for the re-awakening of our harmonious interconnectedness


At Amen Ankh Urban Farms, we work in reconnecting and preserving original knowledge of our Aku (ancestors) specifically relating to the relationships of plants and hue-mans. Our teaching farm will serve as a space for rediscovery of our relationships with community centered educational programs. This organization focuses on the importance of preserving the ethno-botanical and cultural wisdom taught by elders, ethno-botanists, community leaders Mentors, youth and children. Classes for adults and students of all ages include after school programs, summer wilderness adventures, weekend seminars and retreats. The curriculum includes local native plant identification, conservation, Environmental Responsibility, organic growing, seed collecting, making teas and medicinal herbal products, wilderness survival, mystery school studies, Rite of Passage, and many others. The Green Griot Gathering at Amen Par Ankh is designed to artistically express, grow and adapt to the community base it service as a vehicle to connect with schools, Churches, and other community forums We work along with EMWOT- (East Meets West of Troost) to build sustainability in the most desolate areas of the 64128 Zipcode that are not support by city green zone initiatives. We have Artist to activist and Adenike’s Art reduce reuse recycle as a cultural-Cultivation for our youth to engage in STEAM (science technology engineering arts medicine) education through agriculture and green craft initiatives. Here are ways that Urban Agriculture will transform our world

Revived local economies. Local neighbor-to-neighbor commerce, bartering or home cottage industry generally does not happen in our communities anymore. Although there are many successful home based businesses that have created a boom in the economy, like Apple Computers, and Marion Laboratories, and may network marketing constructs, Residential areas almost never include edible common spaces or gardens, where community exchanges might happen. The law discourages community autonomy, economy, and commerce, and even giving away free foods. Instead most cities want to encourage you to purchase from the supermarket chain.

In my own city, the local statues that permit urban farming will reinvigorated local commerce, Yet many official do not see the vision and are allowing the residential inspectors to rack up charges and fine on property owners to discourage this development with the expectation of promoting gentrification. So, Instead of buying tomatoes, I can now plant a seed and grow and sell food or trade cucumbers for tomatoes from my neighbor. If urban farming continued to grow, it would cause a massive and positive economic disruption by introducing local Food production that would compete with the corporate mainstream on price, quality, convenience, and level of service.

Earth Stewardship. Industrial agriculture is a major source of air, land and ground water pollution due to the use of petroleum based chemicals. Petro-chemicals are used to fertilize, spray, and preserve food. Gasoline is used to transport food worldwide. Plastics and Styrofoam are made from oil and are used to package the food, Petro –chemicals also effect pricing by foods outsourced to foreign processing and preparation sites then shipped back to the US to be warehoused. Urban farming disconnects us from fossil fuels by minimizing the transport footprint through local growing and using organic pesticides and cultivation methods.

While industrial agriculture often maneuvers to avoid paying for environmental pollution, urban farmers have to bear the ecological costs of their actions directly. This makes urban farmers better stewards of their land because they draw their nutrition from it. Rather than using inorganic chemicals that destroy soil biology, urban farming culture stresses sustainable organic techniques that enrich the topsoil.

Connecting to local politics. Urban farming makes it easier for people to be involved in local politics because it brings home the issues that directly affect neighborhoods, like health and wellness, Youth Education and Crime to the foreground. Local regulations become far more relevant to the day-to-day life of a person attempting to cultivate their own food. The growth of urban farming has resulted in legal pushes, like the California Cottage Food Act, which will allow people to legally sell certain homemade goods like jams and breads. Other neighborhood issues such as raising goats, chickens, beekeeping for pollinating plants and the production of honey, or fluoride and the chlorination of water are in the sights of urban farmers and environmentalists.

A Revolution for Nutrition Awareness of the negative health effects of GMO food from the industrialized food market is a big reason why urban farmers grow their own food. When you feed your produce to your family, you’re less likely use poisons. Local food is the freshest and has the best flavor, and nutrient retention, because it goes through less transportation, preserving and processing. As the urban farming movement grows, it will mean more access to nutritious local foods and more time spent doing exercise and physical work of growing and cultivation. This could result in more intellectual capacity in our youth, more energy and vitality, Lower Crime, less obesity, less chronic disease, and decreased healthcare spending.


Blossoming of re-community exchange. Urban farming is a lifestyle inherently centered on community. Growing food is, after all, a cooperative effort. In my own community, I see that the knowledge of how and what to grow is exchanged, seeds are swapped, labor is shared, and the harvest is traded. Home cottage industry grows, as urban farming grows, a stronger interdependence within communities are likely to result as local food systems bring more community interaction into people’s daily lives. Mega Corporations had largely killed small-town ways of live, that were essential for the re-circulation of wealth, by destroying small businesses, Mom and Pop stores, and driving Black and small farmers off of their land. Now, successful Cooperatives, microloans, seed capital systems and bartering and exchange is growing.

The Influences of Urban Agriculture is significant because food is a central necessity that affects everything and everybody at once and more people live in cities than rural areas. Seeds of change are already being planted in our children, like my students across the world. These seeds will grow and blossom, where the need to demand more local food will be essential, so that the market for local urban- organically grown produce will expand. We also need to put pressure on the City, County, State legal systems to allow easier local trade and more local food production.

Imagine if we grew food everywhere there is grass. Even looking at alternatives like Aquaponics, Vertical and Rooftop Farming, and Airoponics. Every community is a local food economy of small home cottage industries, waiting to come to life. The answer to climate change, the health crisis, and the recession economy is right outside your door. I’ll meet you at the Farm!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING- LEFT BRAIN VS RIGHT BRAIN MASTERY

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING....LEFT BRAIN VS. RIGHT BRAIN MASTERY

Christine Nabria Mckenzie

"The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. The will ... is the driving force of the mind. If it's injured, the mind falls to pieces." -ROBERTSON DAVIES & AUGUST STRINDBERG

A mind was given to you to USE not against yourself but against the things that try to oppress its existence! FIGHT BACK... KNOW that your VESSEL & its parts and how VERY valuable it is! It shouldn’t be taken for granted many cant OVERSTAND why they are very successful in one point of their life meaning the material & don’t have the spiritual some vice versa that’s simply because they don’t know how to make both parts work for them to take them to the next level of overstanding but certain parts of our body need more attention than other parts that can withstand many strenuous situations! SO, KNOW THYSELF & LEARN HOW TO MASTER YOUR LEFT BRAIN & RIGHT.... THIS IS ONE OF THE OPENINGS TO THE BEGINNING OF YOUR SPIRITUAL MASTERY!!!!


Make a Left Brain Right Brain Switch

So, how do we work from our right brain? Barring brain injury, we all have the ability to access our right brain, and do it all the time. It's just that our ability to consciously make the "switch" has been dormant. Here's a list of ways to help make the switch from left brain mode to right brain mode:

Play music (without words)
Walk around the room with eyes closed
Daydream on a time you had fun (vacation, sports, etc)
Pick up juggling
Put your notes/ideas in a mind map
Doodle, play with your pen
Use your non-dominant hand to write, brush your teeth, etc
Journal your feelings and your random thoughts
Learn Photo Reading, you "read" using both sides of your brain
The absolute best way I know how to develop this is to get the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain"
The idea is to start thinking in terms of images and away from numbers and words when trying to think in right brain mode. Good artists do this better than most of us.

Left Brain Exercises

Now, how do we work on the left brain? Most of us won't have a difficult time accessing left bran mode, but here are a few exercises to that use your Left Brain:

Play with Crosswords puzzles
Do Math exercises
Play Number puzzles like Sudoku
Do Memory Retention exercises
Play Spelling games
Get some brain teasers
To summarize the left brain right brain theory; your left brain is the logical, sequential brain that's actually the slower part of your brain. The right side of your brain thinks in images, and sees the big picture, and is the faster side of your brain. Because of culture and influence, most of us have a strong left-brain thinking, but there are ways to consciously switch to right brain mode.

The more you are able to tap into your right brain, the more you'll discover what you're capable of, in many areas of your life: work, home, business, etc. So, see how you can make the left brain right brain theory work for you!


Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) and Amen Ankh Urban Farm; is a local Urban Farm nestled around a Spiritual Outreach and Education Center in the heart of midtown Kansas City, Missouri. Contact Us and become a member, as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life! Email: amen.parankh@gmail.com , or amen.ankh@live.com, and Call: 816-304-7240 to sign-up for courses and support: http://www.gofundme.com/amen-urban-farm , information: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com/ , Look for us on Twitter & LinkedIn. We Celebrate the Cycles of Life, Wellness and Balance in our everyday existence on earth. We assist in Wellness for Physical Fitness, Mental Health, and Spiritual Attunement - to realize the fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Whole Life Coaching, Energy work, A Par Ankh Reading Room, Org-Ankh Electric food Boxes, an Herbal Tea House & Juice bar, Outdoor Experiences, classes such as Cultural Headwrapping, Natural Hair oils, beading and Lox twisting, Cosmetics, and Herbal products. We offer Classes in ASCAC (The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization), Art Healing Mandalas, Jewelry Making, Gentle Yoga, Canning and preserving food, Health and Wellness Study Courses. We make Gifts and Accessories. We Celebrate and show our respect of nature with Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special events. Amen Par Ankh means sacred House of Life. We Celebrate Life! We provide a space for your own personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, as well as an active space for expressions of our original ways of life. Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansings, & Classes Amen Ankh Urban Farm is an urban agricultural enterprise with the goal of achieving environmental justice and sustainability by Healthy local food production and improving local neighborhood access to healthy Foods. We run Aquaponic Systems of farm raised fish, Herbs and microgreens. We sell Org-Ankh Electric Food Boxes! We also provide Farm-a-See tours of successful Local Farmers with the “Green Griot” Sasteh Meter Mosley. We grow selected local indigenous Herbs, Fruits, Vegetable and plant life of the Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash/Melons and cruciferous vegetables: Cabbage, and Kale, With Wheat Grass and other Sprouts, Herbs: Basil, Sage, Chives, Rosemary, Parsley, Peppers, with Moringa nutritional drink supplements, -From our foods we produce Baked Goods, cosmetics, & liniments to provide Healing and Sovereignty: Through the inspiration of Kujichagulia (Self-determination) for all Original peoples. Feel free or Contact the Amen Ankh Urban Farm... amen.ankh@live.com or call: 816-304-7240 Please like our facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/Green.Griot https://www.facebook.com/PARANKH , https://www.facebook.com/Amen.Ankh.Farm , https://www.facebook.com/Adenike.Art , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ankh-The-Way-of-Life-Communities/140162689375565 Dua (Th-ankh you!) ♥.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Colonial Mentality

 I have always been inspired by the music and the open candor of Fela Kuti.  He shared an episode, where he was checked about his colonized attitudes and schooled about human Rights and Black Empowerment. She taught him that his put downs about his African superiority had to be balanced by how far removed he was about his own original cultural connection to the Ancestors and how much he has assimilated to his European Colonizer. As Fela was receptive to her self awareness, he had an epiphany that challenged his thinking throughout his music career. Here is an excerpt from one of his many biographies...


"While in America, Fela met an African American woman named, Sandra Izsadore, a political activist and close friend of prominent members of the Black Panthers, who was to be a big influence on his thinking. She introduced Fela to the writings of Malcolm X, Eldridge Cleaver, and others through which he became aware of the link existing between Black peoples all over the world. With this insight, Fela also gained a clearer understanding of his mother’s fight for the rights of Africans under colonial rule in Nigeria, together with her support of the Pan Africanist doctrine expounded by Kwame Nkrumah, the Ghanaian head of state, who had negotiated independence for his country with the British."

This is the reality check for all colonized and invaded nations and those who are the freedom fighters to de-colonized the minds of our people of color, who are fighting for freedom all over the planet...

The Truth is, Black People were the FIRST to inhabit Europe! WE were the original Druids and the Le Pr Ra Khans! We built Stonehenge, before the Isfit came as cannibal pathological invaders, bringing their plagues to become the Jew-Gypsy thieves, perpetrators and culture bandits of our Way of life, expert knowledge, symbols and Colors! Red White and Blue- Stands for the Trinity- Heru, Ausar and Auset!
Imperialism still has a stranglehold on the populations of people of color of this world and the destruction of the environment.

The deeper issues are between mentality and belief systems. You have Colonized Assimilationist, Fundamentalists vs Free thinking Afrikan Centered, vs Niggas. After AIDS, our people are now killing themselves in the Motherland over these adopted fundamental philosophies of their colonial invaders.  This is the same pervasive divide and conquer syndrome happening all over the world. The media still presents the Bling-Bling sagging-Niggas or (neo-coonz) with the “hoochi mama” as the Stereotypes of the “Akata”. In Afrika, and the U.S., you have Fundamentalist one-up-manship of writhing on the floor, speaking in tongues, Mega Churches with their witch hunts, and Jihad Fundamentalist witch hunts, featuring Torture and chaining Pregnant Mothers to the floor to give birth- because they refuse to renounce their Imperialist, fundamentalist Christian beliefs! Yet Africans want to Imitate and model the media hyped “Niggas and Bs” standards, with their perms, weaves, cosmetics and other consumerisms- sayin “ Twerking comes from Afrika” Samuel Jackson’s Character said it best- about the contributions of U.S. Blacks… The standard that they love to hate…


Thomas Sankara was one of the great revolutionaries who took on the power struggle of Imperialism. We are counting on our youth to pickup the baton of global revolution.
http://www.redpepper.org.uk/thomas-sankara-an-african-leader-with-a-message-for-europe/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sankara
 







Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) and Amen Ankh Urban Farm; is a local Urban Farm nestled around a Spiritual Outreach and Education Center in the heart of midtown Kansas City, Missouri. Contact Us and become a member, as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life! Email: amen.parankh@gmail.com , or amen.ankh@live.com, and Call: 816-304-7240 to sign-up for courses and support: http://www.gofundme.com/amen-urban-farm , information: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com/ , Look for us on Twitter & LinkedIn. We Celebrate the Cycles of Life, Wellness and Balance in our everyday existence on earth. We assist in Wellness for Physical Fitness, Mental Health, and Spiritual Attunement - to realize the fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Whole Life Coaching, Energy work, A Par Ankh Reading Room, Org-Ankh Electric food Boxes, an Herbal Tea House & Juice bar, Outdoor Experiences, classes such as Cultural Headwrapping, Natural Hair oils, beading and Lox twisting, Cosmetics, and Herbal products. We offer Classes in ASCAC (The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization), Art Healing Mandalas, Jewelry Making, Gentle Yoga, Canning and preserving food, Health and Wellness Study Courses. We make Gifts and Accessories. We Celebrate and show our respect of nature with Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special events. Amen Par Ankh means sacred House of Life. We Celebrate Life! We provide a space for your own personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, as well as an active space for expressions of our original ways of life. Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansings, & Classes Amen Ankh Urban Farm is an urban agricultural enterprise with the goal of achieving environmental justice and sustainability by Healthy local food production and improving local neighborhood access to healthy Foods. We run Aquaponic Systems of farm raised fish, Herbs and microgreens. We sell Org-Ankh Electric Food Boxes! We also provide Farm-a-See tours of successful Local Farmers with the “Green Griot” Sasteh Meter Mosley. We grow selected local indigenous Herbs, Fruits, Vegetable and plant life of the Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash/Melons and cruciferous vegetables: Cabbage, and Kale, With Wheat Grass and other Sprouts, Herbs: Basil, Sage, Chives, Rosemary, Parsley, Peppers, with Moringa nutritional drink supplements, -From our foods we produce Baked Goods, cosmetics, & liniments to provide Healing and Sovereignty: Through the inspiration of Kujichagulia (Self-determination) for all Original peoples. Feel free or Contact the Amen Ankh Urban Farm... amen.ankh@live.com or call: 816-304-7240 Please like our facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/Green.Griot https://www.facebook.com/PARANKH , https://www.facebook.com/Amen.Ankh.Farm , https://www.facebook.com/Adenike.Art , https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ankh-The-Way-of-Life-Communities/140162689375565 Dua (Th-ankh you!) ♥.