Friday, February 27, 2015

Today's Mathematics: 27:40


I see no virtue in folks bragging about jail bids. Making jokes about jail time is not funny. If I don't know the name that is on your driver's license, then I don't need to know that you've been to jail. But once you make that bit of Knowledge Born.... you've set yourself up for judgment.

My 1st question is, “Did you have Knowledge of Self before or after your bid?” I get there are a lot of ministries in jail. Folks go to jail and find Jesus and Islam... folks get 120 too. I want to know if you had KOS before the pen. Why? Well nowhere in 120 does it say jail is good. 27:40 implies imprisonment, but nowhere does it say that jail is something to aspire to. So I want to know why Supreme Mathematics, 120 and NGE Culture didn't work for you. If you disagree, then we aren't cousins and I no longer trust you and where is my purse???? You, despite the best teachings on the planet choose a chaos and death over life and honesty.

Any Cipher you enter... and by Cipher I mean, any place you go or try to go... you are asked if you've EVER been to jail. Not been to jail in the last 10 years but ever. It's on every job application, mortgage application, background search, etc. It's something you can't get away from (like being a former crackhead). So why did you do the crime? And I'm going to be perfectly honest.... I don't trust criminals. I shouldn't. I'd be a fool to. Folks that rob, can rob. Folks that kill, can kill. Folks that sell drugs don't care about communities. These are facts. So now I know you are a thief, killer, drug dealer, slow with your child support payments, etc... it's been shown and proven that you are not to be trusted.

Now there may be some righteous reasons to go to jail... You kill the person who raped/killed your child. Yes. You were protesting. Absolutely. I can accept you going to jail because you didn't snitch. But seriously.... all the other bonehead reasons.... Emphatically Now Cipher!!!!

Here is my question... why does NGE treat ex-convicts like royalty? Was it because the Father was imprisoned? The Father was also a veteran but I don't see Gods and Earths striving to enlist. I know the Father took the lessons to the rejected children of society... yeah, yeah, yeah. That doesn't mean that that's the only people that our message should reach. You don't have to do a bid to be legitimate NGE.

My cousin is an ex-con. I love him dearly, but he cannot be unattended around my possessions. He found MST in jail. He had to find something. We are now the only non-Christians in the family. We were Building and we started talking about NGE and he said to me, “I met many of your brethren in jail.” He ain't lie. I was at work and a patient asked me about my head wrap. I told him I was a 5%er. He looked at me confused and said, “I didn't know women were 5%ers.” I ask him why? He said he'd only met Gods in prison.

We need to do better. You don't get props for committing crimes.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Business of Fashion


It is nearly March. And the March magazines are out. That is significant for the fashion industry. The March and September issues are the biggest magazine issues for fashion magazines. (September is bigger than March, but only by a little) Within the magazines you will find all the the fashions and trends for the coming season. Take into consideration that there are 2 major fashion weeks (in the USA); mid February and mid September. Each week showcases the next season and no the current. That means that in September, designers roll out their Spring collections for the next year and in February the roll out the fall collections for the same year. This is all business organized. There is nothing ragtag or flighty about the fashion industry and how it does what it does.

I ALWAYS buy Vogue (fashion Bible) in September and March. ALWAYS. A few years ago I was shopping with a friend and saw the September Vogue on sale. I got excited... very EXCITED... over having the mag in my hands. It's a thrill I get twice every year. To me, it's the only 2 editions worth buying. I may subscribe, I may not. I know it's cheaper but.... I probably subscribe to vogue every other year. Anywho.... The friend I was with at the time balked at my buying said magazine and made fun of my excitement. I instantly transformed to Optimus mean girl... I was gonna rip her a new one... but before I launched my counter attack, I asked her why was she bothered. I was buying the magazine with my own money and my fashion obsession had nothing to do with her. She said, “it made no sense to buy a magazine and then change my whole wardrobe to be in fashion.” that's when I realized, she wasn't being insulting, she was just ignorant. I don't buy those magazines to be expensively fashionable. I buy them so that I won't be unfashionable. Which is important to me. So began her education....

There are trends every season. You can choose to follow them close or not. But you will follow them. They are unavoidable. Trends govern what you can or cannot purchase. Every year a color emerges and that particular color will be what is available in stores, in fabric shops, etc. What that means is you won't be able to purchase another color that is not in fashion. Say red becomes all the rage. There is a 3 year turnaround for the color. Year 1: it will be only worn by the affluent because it will be too runway. Year 2: all the companies will bootleg it and it will be available everywhere. Year 3: it will be passe. Everyone will have it and be getting tired of it. This cycle goes on every year. It is always year 1:for some color, print, combination, technique, etc... and how would you know if you don't work for the fashion industry? September/March fashion magazines. Lay people who aren't paying attention, wouldn't catch on until year 2. Well I'm a year 1 kind of girl.

Fashion is just not about the garments. These shows govern trends in makeup, hair, shoes, everything with regard to image. There is a reason that you can look at an individual and declare them dated. Like the dark lip of the 90's with the Janet Jackson Poetic Justice braids. I wore the hell out of that look back then and was completely dope. But if I wore it now it would look like a costume.

Some trends, once in will always stay in. Fashion works differently for Black people. Black people tend not to be as affluent as their white counterparts. So our trends tend to come out of re-purposing clothes that we already have. And if we spring on a trend we will rock it until the wheels fall off. Example: Timberlands. Them jokers are just too expensive for them to go out of style in 3 years. We buy them... We wear them... to death. Tims are like tattoos. Damn near permanent.

I'm not rich enough nor do I have the lifestyle that requires me to purchase looks off the runway. But as a Seamstress (14:14) I don't have to wait on year 2 to get my fashion fix. ALSO... I'm grown. And my wardrobe is grown too. That means I have enough clothes from year's past, that when new trends pop up, I already have something in my wardrobe. Fashion repeats itself. A few trends for Spring 2015 that I already have is a tan suede coat appropriate for spring, a striped separates and denim dresses. I have enough purses in the closet that I can match any trend that comes up. And should I need to purchase some things, it won't be an entire wardrobe. I'm already stacked. I can be year 1 on trend without buying a thing or firing up my sewing machine.

But Serenity, that was years ago! What got you all riled up today?

Good question. 2 reasons... (1) Folks still don't know how to mind their own business. I posted over at Facebook, that folks get mad when you know something they don't and it's true. Every season, I get someone who balks at ME for purchasing my OWN fashion magazines. Seriously. There are no words for that level of in my business-mess. Ever since I explained to the 1st chick how the industry and my closet works, I lead with education before profanity. It's a struggle. People get mad when they find themselves ignorant in a common situation. Everybody wears clothes, but few understand the what and how. But everybody can't know everything. And (2) I like to look good. It's important to me to never look sloppy or busted. My Daddy taught me that. I learned to sew because I didn't like how storebought clothes fit my body. It was cheaper to either make my own or do my own alterations than to pay someone else to do it for me. And in the science of garment construction I found a, useful hobby that has kept me intrigued for the last 30 years.

I've acquired the Knowledge... I've put in the work... And I have Understanding of how it all plays together.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Christians Need to Know their Ciphers....


I know this is not going to be super popular... But.... I am really growing to dislike... strongly dislike... close to hate... Christians.

If you are a Christian reading this, you just got super offended. You probably are going to scroll down to the bottom without reading the rest of this Build to register your displeasure. I expect nothing less from y'all. But for the rest of you... Let's Build....

I was a Christian for most years of my life. From 15-35. I know the rules... I know the background... I've done all the sacraments... I've participated in all the activities... I've been involved. Not just in your average everyday lay capacity. I have served on the highest offices of the churches I've been affiliated. And let's not forget the 13 years of formal religious education I received from Grade K-12 from the diocese of Paterson. I probably know more Christianity than the average Christian. I damn sure know a shitload of Bible trivia. But even with knowledge I have, still I rejected Christianity.

Regardless of what you've been told, the master goal of Christianity is to make everyone on the planet a Christian. That's what they want more than anything. And it is because of said goal, that they feel perfectly vindicated in aggressively interacting with others. Proselytizing is NOT appropriate. But it does beg the question... If your religion is so wonderful, why do you have to force it on folks? Shouldn't they just want to be down all on their own?

The only appropriate place to speak on Jesus' love with folks you don't know well, is church or the house you pay the bills in. Case closed. If you see someone walking down the street, keep your mouth closed. It's offensive. No mater what the voice in your head says. You don't have any answers. Walking up to another and quoting scripture is not appropriate. Walking up to folks and advertising your church is not appropriate. Holding people hostage with your faith is not appropriate. You know Serenity always comes with examples......

I work with the public, but not in a religious setting. Now while I'm at work, folks will come in here and start praising the Christian mystery god. That's inappropriate. I don't know what they are expecting me to do. Shout with them? Don't expect me to (a) do it with you and (b) like it. What I do when folks do that is leave the room. I don't try to be discreet either. I just bounce mid-praise. I can't curse the patients out. I can't tell them how I really feel. They have me in a tight spot. But, when I go outside the office... I can say that I'm on break and let it fly... and I do. But alas, folks aren't always smart enough and/or brave enough to follow.

My mother, lives across the street from a public high school. Apparently, they rent space to a Christian church on Sundays because they hang flags at the curb. I saw that and got instantly annoyed. My mother asked why. I said it's inappropriate. That's a public school and there is a conflict of interest. They should know better to keep church and state separate. Of course my evangelist mother says that I was overreacting. So I ask her how would she feel if the school had flags out in front advertising a Luciferian meeting? She said that would be wrong. I asked why and she tried... but she had no answer. Any argument she gave would further my premise. And it made her angry to think her tax dollars would be used to further an alternative faith. So Christians are just supposed to be allowed carte blanche, but other folks not so much? Does that sound like Equality?

Don't tell me you are praying for me. Even when I was a Christian, I didn't like other folks praying for me. Prayer is nothing but meditation on an intention willing it to manifest. The more focus the intention gets, the more likely the manifestation. And people feel better when they pray. They feel calmer and more centered. So I get prayer. But it's none of your business what's going on in my Cipher. If I want to meditate, I will do it. I don't need your input. Not for any other reason, than I've seen how some people “pray” for you. It ain't all good. They make a determination about why they think you need and focus on that.

My mother used to be part of a ministry where they prayed for the requests of church people. There had to be an odd number of people praying. Don't ask me why. I know why, but I ain't saying here. If there was only an even amount of people, my mother would force me to pray. These folks didn't pray the request more than they prayed different circumstances. The sister who's husband beat her, they prayed he'd go to jail and be beat himself. The cheating wife was prayed that she'd get some nasty woman's disease. They smoking child was prayed “curable lung cancer.” These... “prayer warriors” prayed what THEY thought should happen rather than the request. I ain't never thought that was right. Not NEVER. And I can't stand when folks say they are going to pray for you. Is your life perfect? Your kids all solid. Pray for the plank in your own damn eye!!!

Have y'all ever been to a Parliament and a Christian walk up in the Cipher after watching and praise white Jesus? I have. And folks will be all super polite and ask them to leave. Why??? Why not bomb them like they were misquoting degrees? Because folks have an unnecessary soft spots for them. But why? We already know that this is not a faith for Original people. We know that it is used to shield the devil's dirty dealings. We know that our righteous brother Jesus did not teach Christianity; he taught freedom, justice and equality. But we let them just trot their happy spirit filled asses up in the Cipher and we pet them like a fluffy kitten. GTFOH!!! Remember they would not let you in the pulpit their churches building on the day's Supreme Mathematics.

I guess the bottom line purpose of this build is 2-fold. 1St, You shady, confused, righteous siblings that hug and kiss Christians but don't bring them into truth... I'm looking at you sideways. Religious people SHOULD be uncomfortable around us. Not because we are proselytizing but because we live the truth, and said truth is in opposition to those living an illusion. 2nd, if you're reading this and you are a Christian, don't approach strangers and say something religious. That's offensive and inappropriate. I sincerely don't want to hear it. But if you must... You get what you get.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Understanding 3/4ths


I was told.... that I... had no Understanding of what 3/4ths was. I find it actually quite comical coming from a man who hasn't ever worn 3/4ths a day in his life. Me. A true and living Earth who has been rocking 3/4th righteously for God years and consciously for at least an additional decade. I know what 3/4ths is.

Officially 3/4ths is covering the body ¾ with clothing as the planet Earth is covered 3/4ths with water. I do that. I'm a traditional Earth with my dress. I always wear a headwrap abroad and my clothing is modest. (By modest, I mean I cover my entire body with clothes, you might see some leg, not thigh... you might see some arm... you won't see both...) I don't do the Earth uniform i.e. a floor dusting skirt that has folks wondering if I have ankles and a t-shirt with an old school Badu headwrap that adds 12” to my stature. But I do make sure I stay “refined and fly.” That's not mine, I stole it from I'Medina Peaceful Earth from Power Born.

But why do I observe this level of refinement????

I have heard the argument that 3/4ths is in the mind. But folks earn the side eye when they say that. I'm thinking they don't understand how Understanding works. The thing that takes Understanding from a collecting of information and activities is internal. I can give a monkey information and I can teach a monkey how to behave, but unless it Understands all it can give is regurgitation. We all get by on Knowledge and Wisdom without Understanding DAILY. I know how to drive my car. I know how to use my toilet. But let one of them break. They stay broken until someone with some Understanding comes and fixes it.

You cannot tell whether someone has Understanding until you see it manifest in their lives. I've been to a few Parliaments. I grew up in NJ in the 80's when the G's and E's were strong and everywhere. Every dude fancied himself God if even for a week... including my own physical brother. So they got some Knowledge and did the Wisdom. But the reason it didn't take was because they never developed Understanding. I've seen folks Build in Ciphers off essays they wrote and memorized... or that someone wrote for them and they memorized. How is that Understanding?

So yes, I display 3/4ths. But it's not because the 7 threatened me... and it's not because I'm parroting the thoughts of my man and/or educator. I display my 3/4ths because I Understand Serenity. I Understand the reasons behind 3/4ths. I Understand that indigenous people.. mostly women... all around the world maintain 3/4ths. It ain't what you been told, though, is it? I cover my head in solidarity with my US Original ancestors who weren't permitted by law to display their hair. I display 3/4ths because I already know I'm attractive without showing all the goodies. I display 3/4ths because I Understand who I am and I Understand my chosen Culture. I'm also not ashamed of the choices I make. Understanding has changed me... internally.

So for y'all folks who want to go with that 3/4ths in the mind thing... I suppose I'll just have to wait until your Understanding goes so deep inside you that it starts to come out of you. A man (in this case a Woman) is... not because of what she says... but because of what she does.