peaceful-moon: laughing-trees: In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them. For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done. The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness. But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes. The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help. They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.” Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia! NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.” :’)))))) WHY ISN’T THIS A THING IN ALL CULTURES

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laughing-trees:

In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them. 

For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.

The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness. 

But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.

The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.

They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”

Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia!

NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

:&rsquo)))))

WHY ISN’T THIS A THING IN ALL CULTURES


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originally posted by enigmatic-being 
posted on May 8, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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Wait, wait, wait, there are cultures on the continent that need to be taken to the village and taught.  Start with Hoko Haram and that place in the Congo where folks thought they'd use a brother as a tasty snack.  After the continent's healed, then worry about "other" cultures.

 

The whole African continent needs to be lifted, reconnected with true nature, be reminded who they are until they can remember "I AM GOOD."

Originally Posted by DennisKalita:

A True Story About Uniting, Uplifting, and Rediscovering Your Good

 

 

I’ve seen this circulating the internet in a very simple form, and felt the need to gather a bit more information. While in simple form the article was amazing, I felt compelled to learn it’s root and discover more…

south africa 2The Babemba or Bemba people make their home in an area of South Africa that includes Zambia and the Congo.  This tribehas a social structure with an elementary criminal code. Their close community living makes harshness unnecessary.   They are so close knit infact, that bad behavior is quite infrequent.  When someone does do something unjust, work stops throughout the village.  The person is placed alone in the center of the village, alone.   The rest of the tribe comes and surrounds him.

Then each person of every age, begins to talk out loud to the accused. One at a time, each person tells all the good things the one in the center ever did in his/her lifetime. Every incident, every experience that can be recalled with any detail and accuracy, is recounted. All positive attributes, good deeds, strengths, and kindnesses are recited carefully and at length. No one is permitted to fabricate, exaggerate or be facetious about accomplishments or positive aspects of the accused person. The tribal ceremony often lasts several days, not ceasing until everyone is drained of every positive comment that can be mustered. At the end, the tribal circle is broken, a joyous celebration takes place, and the person is symbolically and literally welcomed back into south africathe tribe.

The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.  Sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.  The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.  They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”

Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia!

NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

sources: Peace Pilgrim, 1998 and Reporters TV: Voice of South Africa
Accounts of this tribe are based on first hand knowledge as written in the book Contact, The First Four Minutes by Leonard Sunin (now out of print).

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