Ninzuwu

Venerating the Ancestral Family

Thou art never alone, for thine ancestors walk with thee, on thy left side and on thy right side, in front of thee, and at thy back. They are the voice that speaks in thine mind, the voice of reason and compassion, the very voice of the Legacy of Life itself!
Do not turn a deaf ear to their words of wisdom and guidance, for it will surely find thee lost and without compass, leaving thee unable to navigate the treacherous Waters, and the Winds will come to thee, from every direction, roaring deafeningly, drowning out the last words of hope that would have guideth thee out of the encroaching darkness, like a bright burning torch lighting thine Path.

From time to time we all experience desperate times, facing difficult decisions which with no one seems to be able to help. At such times people may put their trust in God, or they may put it in the hands of others, being content with whatever fate is decided for them at the whim of those who they themselves are unfit and unable to control their own destinies. Still others may find solace in seeking aid from less than benevolent beings, convinced of their power, and under the illusion that they are in control, ignorant of the strings being pulled, defining their actions and their speech, being nothing more than a puppet being played by a demonic puppeteer.

At such times, and at all others, one MUST put his, or her, faith in Life itself. For those who learn to do this, the rewards will be great and bountiful, and they will bring one a greater understanding of the complexities of Life and of the interaction between man and the myriad aspects of the consciousness that governs the very principles of existence. A vital part of this faith is to know and to understand that you are the inheritor of the Legacy of Life, and the Tree itself.

To learn these truths one must first learn to listen to those who bequeathed this Legacy.

The ancestors are always with you, in one’s heart and in one’s thoughts. But “As Above, so Below”, and thus it is that they walk wherever you go. They are your guides in life, and protectors of the Tree. Learn to listen to them, and honor them by adopting proper morals and through the appliance of righteous actions, so that one day you may take your place among them.

It is said that in death duty ends. But this very statement is incorrect, as in death duty only just begins.

You, the ghosts of my family, progenitors in the grave,
The ghosts of my family, my kin, and my clan,

I glorify you; I honor you.

You, the ghosts of my family, progenitors in the grave,

The ghosts of my family, my kin, and my clan,
Unspeakable is the brilliance of thy goodness!

You, the ghosts of my family, progenitors in the grave,
The ghosts of my family, my kin, and my clan,
Let a word of grace be in my heart!


at-tu-nu GIDIM kim-ti-ia ba-nu-ú qab-ra

kim-ti-ia ni-šu-ti-ia u sa-la-ti-ia
ú-šar-riḫ-ku-nu-ši ú-kab-bit-ku-nu-ši

at-tu-nu GIDIM kim-ti-ia ba-nu-ú qab-ra
kim-ti-ia ni-šu-ti-ia u sa-la-ti-ia
nu-gù gi-azag làl-zu

at-tu-nu GIDIM kim-ti-ia ba-nu-ú qab-ra
kim-ti-ia ni-šu-ti-ia u sa-la-ti-ia
šub-ši a-mat damiqtu lu ina lib-bi-ia

 

Dumu Abzu-a

15-09-2017

 

 

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4 replies »

  1. Words most true; as in my cases, my deceased family visits me in varied dreams that always have a much more real cast to them than normal, and have always left me with sound advice and a warmer heart. Love, life, and truth.

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  2. @rhunti – I am happy to hear of your experiences. It’s a great thing to interact with one’s ancestors, and a joyful experience.

    @Aru – Thank you Sister, your praise means a lot to me.

    @Warlock Asylum – Thank you Brother. You are always one of my sources of inspiration, and your belief in my talent and the encouragement you provide, are true blessings to me.

    An interesting footnote to this article is the fact that the text is exactly 555 words long. This was completely unintentional and I only noticed it as I was about to publish the post.

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