A philosophical origin for Black People highly esteeming Sociability comes from African Tradition’s ultimate state of Peace, Hetep. It originated in all “humans-to-be” when each was “Being With” the Circle of Cosmic Wholism. Very Ancient Africans (c20,000 BC) arrived at this Hetep concept by astro-mathematics, calling it a boundless source. The Subjective Realm’s Plane of existence in which each “human-to-be” and its core “Self” (Divine Consciousness) reside is absolutely Free and at Peace by its absence of Energy/Matter and thus is incapable of having experiences. To elaborate, its Earth world messages come through Energy/Matter “Idea-Forms” provided by ones Spirit (ref: Amen, MAAT p13,16). Their Cosmic Law bindings cause the Self’s messages to acquire limitations on their freedom; place boundaries on the powering Pre-Birth Emotional factors; provide Formed “Things” for ones Sensory Consciousness to manifest in the Earth World; and superimpose Pain and Pleasure on ones Divine Consciousness Peace—both having a defining effect on life. Still, ultimate Peace is part of every human’s pre-birth likeness and the need for it persists through Earth-World living as a priority Needy Want. In its descent into Matter, the Self’s messages are orchestrated by the Spirit’s Energy and Matter Forces. Following Earthly birth, all humans encounter Pain and Suffering—both from the External World and ones own Inner World. By being made in the likeness of God, each human has the Free Will to select Desires from Spiritual, Secular, and Supernatural categories.
A feature of Desire is it always wants to “Have” things, or “to Do” things, or “to Be” things. Buddhists say bondage of the Spirit to Matter is the cause of Earthly Suffering—implying ignorance, illusions, delusions, indifference, hate, evil, and sadism mindsets.Secular (normal humans) and Supernatural (Fettered or shackling) Desires are ‘Wants’ of ones Lower (animalistic) Self. But it is innate for a human’s Divine Desires Inclinations and Intentions to spiritually connect its similar vibrating rate Divine Messages to the Spiritual Elements (i.e. Unconditional Love, Truth, Reality, and the Natural). By always wanting to satisfy its Inclination, that association invariably operates Mentative Laws of Attractions’mighty powers.
Unification of the human Divine Consciousness with the Cosmic Mind of God and the ability to abide in this state of Spiritual Awareness perpetually and spontaneously (without any effort) is what African Yogi called Enlightened or “Illuminated”—the ultimate Free God-Mind. The state of supreme and transcendental inner Peace as well as transcendence of Secular Sensory Consciousness, Desires, and Selfhood is called Bliss. Effects of this unification with the Divine provides one with a natural sense of the Fundamental “5Ss”–safety, security, sureness, stability, and strength. Next, humans’ work of Spirituality is to subject their minds to the Divine Spirit so it can command the Life-Force in harmony with the Laws of Nature. This is the path for liberating ones Soul. From thereby attainingSpiritual Freedom, ones Soul can and does soar to higher regions of Being (Ramacharaka, Life After Death p178).
Following Earth-World birth, when each human engages in “Doing For” the Cosmic Organism, Happiness is its by-product. Simultaneously, a Sublime form of Hetep–absolute Contentment—is associated with Happiness. Such results from ones mind becoming aware of itself demonstrating its Divine Consciousness Source message. African Sages memorialized this as the Law of Amen: “You were made in the likeness of a peace that nothing can disturb. Reclaim your Peace that you may attain to your reason for coming into existence—the enjoyment of life that transcends all understanding.” This removes ones struggles since Spiritual Power has been added to faculties of external actions and Wisdom added to Reason. Reason, now powered by the Spiritual Energy Package, motivates one into harmonious dedication, commitment, loyalty, determination, persistence, and perseverance needed to complete any worthwhile task. “Aliveness” pushes doing things Efficiently (done quickly), Effectively (done right), confidently– with an Urgency sense and mild obsessive-compulsiveness (e.g. seeking of every little aspect of the topic), so essential to skilled Critical Thinking. If one gets off-track, India’s Bhagavad-Gita says the slowing and stopping of that adverse progression enables, by abandoning all Desires, returning to the path of Peace. One can then move forward without clinging attachments and no sense of “I”/“Mine” Longings. Instead, one has a Ma’at “ME/WE” Lifestyle. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com