One African meaning of “Sound” is Health, Whole, Holy—and underlying each is a Program of Order. The Cosmos is Ordered by Cosmic Intelligence and a spark of that Intelligence Flame –called the “Self”–is within every human. The “Self” directs the Life-Force, basing its functions on Divine (Cosmogonical) Law. Humans are “Sound” in Spirit and Matter, unless their Free Will alters their Life-Force Vibrations. Similar principles apply to societies but significant variations occur inside Secular Worldly Material realms. To illustrate with the “T” Scale, African Tradition’s Divine Spirituality is symbolized as the horizontal line featuring a program of Selfhood and Societal Order. Its vertical line, likened to a Ladder, represents Secular’s 3 main transitional parts. Phase I starts where the horizontal line and vertical Ladder are “joined”–and ends 3 rungs down the Ladder. This represents Spiritually oriented people’s acts of “ME/WE” benefits within Spiritual, Metaphysical, and Physical daily activities. By constituting a mixture of Spiritual and Secular deeds inside each human's Circle of SelfhoodWholism implies the "Heart" of those involved could be influenced by such factors as what is: (1) orchestrated naturally by the Real Self of ones Soul’s Spark of God or “Soul Sunshine”; and/or (2) what is controlled by ones 'head' contents (e.g. from ones philosophy of life). For example, their Spiritual “Oneness” nature seeks Practical (Secular) “ME/WE” improvement Knowledge–composed of Spirit and Matter—for oneself and for others, as in “Lifting others while Climbing” towards ones Highest Self. If one stepped out of the Spiritual Elements flow, Healing occurs by removal of all Life-Force disturbances—e.g. an “Emotional Junk” mind, laziness, or “bad-influence” people.
Phase II is the Ladder’s mid-way Secular “Normal” humans who display slight service to the Spiritual. Their Free Will choices lead them to live by Ego or False Self Non-Spiritual lifestyles. Two problems here concern definitions of “Sound” and “Secular” (C13 Latin; generation, age, meaning "non-religious or non-sacred"). In early European Christian texts, the problematic word "Secular" originally referred to the "Temporal World," as opposed to the Spiritual World. Since arriving in English (C16), a Secular nature refers to public, ordinary, or everyday life of a non-religious nature or of "warrior" or impure religions. Such philosophies are geared to excessive liking of “Scarce Desirable” goods and being “Excited” with as much sensuous pleasure as possible. Hence, they have “Flexible Morals.” For them, “Solid” is free from injury or defect; safe; healthy; strong; always a winner; not having to play by the rules. Phase III: At or below the bottom of the Ladder are Supernatural “me, me, me” cults. Addicted to Hedonistic pleasure-seeking, they are un-tempered by moral restraints or ethics which come from religion. For them, “Solid” is viewed as extra abundance of Material acquisitions, starring all the money one can get “by any evil means necessary.” Thus, corruption and greed wipes out their moral structure. Their Individualism is ever-seeking the "high-living Good Life," and self-gratification (Ashby, African p247). For them, “Sound” refers to Military Order whereby all members are part of a chain-of-command. No thinking is needed—“just follow the Crowd and carry out orders!”
By-passing all non-Spiritual forms, African Tradition’s Spiritual Soundness has a Static Background of what gives the Cosmos Programmed Order. It consists of the ultimate unifying force of life which connects all Entities within the multi-dimensional systems of the Cosmic Circle of Wholism. All in the system are comprised of eternal (timeless), infinite, consistent, permanent, stationary, and unchanging states of Continuity (unity among apparent diversity) with a constant Spiritual Elements sameness. Spiritually Sound ingredients include: (1) Cosmic Force’s Substance emanating out of the Germ Plasm (Androgynic Plast) so as to form the Cosmos; (2) all Entities now existing in today’s world are descendants of these Spiritual Elements Genetics; (3) every descendant undergoes constant transformation while their Essence parents have remained unchanged “forever”; and (4) nothing else has the power to alter the Spiritual Elements. These mesh into the ultimate in Spiritual Soundness. To be in its flow reflects ones Wisdom and Spiritual Power as drawn from all Cosmic Organisms having emanated from the Essence of the Cosmic Force. Sound Health is derived by following ones Inner World’s Voice of the Silence + using Pre-birth Emotions + Pure Intellect. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com