Puppets on a String...Its Cruel or Is It???

Puppets on a String...Its Cruel or Is It???

Puppets on a String…Cruel or Is It???

Excerpt-He was nervous as hell about receiving a termination letter, so much so, that the man left his glasses at home and may not have slept all night for all I know.

This is a personal essay about my observation of the plight of today’s traditional employee.

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Their Way is Not Your Way

Their Way is Not Your Way

All of us want to be successful.  All of us want to live a life that has a certain amount of ease.  All

of us want to have more than enough money to do whatever it is, that we desire and need to do. All

of us would like to have a nice stash of money left over after paying our monthly bills, to do things

that are fun. But, what is stopping people from accomplishing this? How do people block

themselves?

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How I Overcame the Grip of Depression-Act 2

How I Overcame the Grip of Depression-Act 2

Since you are reading this, it is likely that you are at a low point in your life, similar to where I was in 2001. I was not very happy at that point in my life, as a matter of fact I was unknowingly dealing with depression.  As I take you through my story, my goal is to lift your spirits, give you knowledge and most importantly, give you a vision of bettering yourself, through positive change.

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Why Religion? Why Awareness?

In this world we live in, there are stances that many people of various financial stabilities have taken on. The LGBTQ Movement, The Anti-Islamophobia Movement, The Feminist Pro-Choice Movement, The Sanctuary Campus Movement, The Transgender Movement, Black Lives Matter and Anti-Trump movements are a few of many operations that people are completely consumed by. However, in places like this…

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Nobody gives a damn about any of that. In places like this, it has never mattered who is the president, the governor, the mayor or who sits on the city council. Because the same conditions have existed for decades and will more than likely not change. Well…that is until the gentrification movement slow rolls into the entirety of this zip code as well. Why Religion? Why Awareness?

 

Meanwhile, life in a place like this is literally akin to living in another world or perhaps on a distant planet. This deteriorating, mind-numbing, Elysium like existence, is far away from the multi-million dollar business deals, endless new construction, expensive “coming of age” universities and chic metropolis of the great circle, Atlanta, GA.

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The picture above is part of many such areas of Atlanta that many ATL rappers have had an obsession with boasting about for years. This area is known as Zone 1 in the city or "the Trap." Between the years of 1999-2001 I lived in a small white and green house with four friends from college, as roommates on 2066 Bethel Drive, which is only a block away from what used to be known as Simpson Road.

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Simpson, like so many other streets in largely Black neighborhoods in the area, has been given a pseudo distinguished gloss, by re-naming it after a prominent civil rights activist, organizer, or participant who worked in some capacity with Martin Luther King Jr. Ironically, most of the people of the 30314 who are supposedly the beneficiaries of “the Dream,” are living a goddamn nightmare. Why Religion? Why Awareness? 

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The streets that surround Bethel Drive are the afore mentioned, Joseph E. Boone Boulevard (Simpson Road), Bankhead Highway (Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway), Anderson Avenue, Waterbury Drive, Tiger Flowers Drive, Croesus Drive, Morehouse Drive, Spellman Drive. These places contain a mixture of homes that were notable in their heyday, but upon closer examination, are not what they were. Yet, the grass and weeds stay freshly cut with pride.

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Other areas look like a flash back to the 1980’s crack era. Wretched, disfigured low income housing apartments dot this area sporadically, with a mixture of units lived in and others boarded up within the same complex; apartments circled by beat up vehicles with missing hubcaps, mismatched tires, abandoned houses overlaid with uncut shrubbery, discount bar-b-que grills, satellite dishes, overrun garbage pails  and the sound of grandmas watching groups of elementary aged children, dancing to trap music, while looking at Grand Hustle stickers on the telephone poles. Why Religion? Why Awareness?

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My friends and I were not living in Bankhead because we wanted to get our street cred up, we lived there because we were four degreed young Black Men, living in the Black Mecca of the South. Yet, even with our degrees, we could not get a taste of the good life that existed, no more than a 15 minute drive away.  

We were unlikely members of that club Tyler Durden talked about, the security guard, forklift driver, smoothie maker and the insurance claims processor, working jobs we hated, but couldn’t afford to buy shit we didn’t need. We barely could afford the basic living necessities and still, we were better off than the majority of our neighbors. My worst problem at that time was ducking the repo man, whom I knew was looking for my car with late payments due and often expired tag and insurance. Compare that to the sight of a crack head walking up and down the street, the brown bagger (alcoholic), baby mama, broken old man, tired old lady waiting for jesus and grave yards, unconditionally surrounded by the dope boy and the red dawg police, we were alright, we were all…right.

The true controllers of the Bankhead way of life are the church. There was at the time I was living in Bankhead and still to this day, 13 churches that are spread out in all four cardinal directions, surrounding Bethel Drive, amidst all of this bedlam. Within these group of churches, at least six of them are next to each other, sharing a 40 yard radius. Four churches actually occupy the three intersection corner of Simpson Road (Joseph E. Boone Boulevard) and Hamilton E. Holmes Drive. Why Religion? Why Awareness?

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This is absolutely ridiculous. Let me repeat…set the scene one more time before I dissect…Why Religion? Why Awareness?  There are several streets within the Bankhead area that are named after Black Men…prominent civil rights activist, organizers, or participants who worked in some capacity with Martin Luther King Jr. Yet, the area in which these green and white street signs lay on, represent nothing that is obliging or kind, which is a definition of civil. Clearly the setting of these beat down neighborhoods are a portrayal of the internal affairs of the state and the churches. State meaning, to set in a position, circumstances, position in society or to make an arrangement…

I do not have to assume that most of the people in Bankhead, especially the children, have no clue about who those streets are named after…the same streets that are decorated with churches chicken bags, broken bottles and used condoms. Why Religion? Why Awareness?

An early 17th century phrase was "hungry as a church mouse." European church buildings in the 17th century and earlier did not store or provide food, also known as sustenance. Furthermore, mice in such buildings were utterly destitute. Sustenance defined is, a means of living or livelihood.

In my twisted mind, if I go to listen to someone speak for almost two hours, I want to leave with new found knowledge and what does knowledge mean? It is defined as a capacity for knowing, understanding; familiarity, awareness of a fact. Why Religion? Why Awareness?  I would prefer to leave with sustenance and knowledge. Knowledge also means "sexual intercourse." Oooh-wee I can’t wait to get me some knowledge!

Based on most of the headlines about church members and those within positions of authority, they are getting an overdose of knowledge! Which leads to the fact that there is no clear cut meaning for the word church, as it has been used in its current state. The term has been used in its state as a theme of convenience, not true meaning.

The English word, church, comes from the German word Kircke, which is defined as circle. The English word, circus, is a derivative of the word, circle. Circle-Circus like “three ring,” as in a “three ring circus.” Which is what you find in most churches, again there are 13 churches surrounding Bethel Drive, which is surrounded by poverty and ignorance. This told me then and tells me now that, something is not right. Taking notice of such and wanting to know why, leads to Awareness. Most of the citizens of Bankhead are not being provided with food or sustenance. Thus, they are literally "hungry as a church mouse." Why Religion? Why Awareness?

TRAUMA AS A SPIRITUAL SUPERPOWER   

I want to acknowledge the MC known as Princess Nokia for the phrase “trauma as a spiritual superpower.” I mention this because, prior to my studying various sciences under the banner of spirituality, metaphysics and the occult. I was just simply aware that something was not right. Two of my friends whom I was rooming with in Bankhead, had long kicked off Christianity and were studying Islam off and on. My other friend was straight atheist, telling jesus to kiss his ass. Just not dealing with any higher power energy at all.

Amid this vibe there I was, between 1999-2001, dealing with a heavy dose of anger, unknowingly depression and out write disbelief. I was fresh off of working for a gospel record label, doing a descent amount of traveling with them, meeting Bobby Jones, T.D. Jakes, Tonex (B Slade), Shirley Ceasar and on and on. However, after discovering that the gospel music industry is just like rock, hip-hop, jazz, r&b etc, in regards to drug use, sex, and other debauchery, all the Christian teachings I passively accepted as a youth, were being confronted…my then 26 year old self and mind ended up being fired or done a favor. I unassed that religious monstrosity.

Throughout my life I have always been curious about what is really going on. However, I cannot say the same for the people and yes they are still people, who live in Bankhead and some other “Hoods” in Atlanta I had to live in, before I got myself together. Key word being “I,” as in independent and finding that which is a "connective" element, that plugs me into THE MIND, that allowed me to find out who I am, why I exist and who I will come to be. Plugging into my Awareness.

But at that time, I was a bump on Bankhead’s ass. I can remember the daily and nightly menu based on delicious store brand grits, pancakes, eggs, white rice and top ramen noodles. Occasionally we might hook up some chicken, steaks, turkey bacon, or vegan sausage. Cereal was always a nice appetizer.  It was smothered over nicely with police stopping directly in front of my home after a 12 hour day shift driving a forklift, to excitedly give me a ticket for supposedly running a stop sign. Buttered on the side with having to keep a cobra hand gun on me in case a dope fiend or somebody on the come up, was hiding in the garage that was in place at the time, as I was preparing to park. Finally…sitting on a desert plate…with a chocolate glaze…was opportunity. Opportunity carried with it, the sweet smell of making more money, so we could get off Simpson road for good. Yes, trauma can be spiritual superpower!

At least we had the presence of mind to look at the plate of opportunity. Most people that lived on Bethel Drive and still live there, can’t even bring themselves to believe that they deserve opportunity. They are too busy listening to a pastor tell them to pray and trust in “Da Lawd,” and that everything will then be alright. It sounds absurd when looking at a place like this…

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But, people in the lowest income areas arguably have the strongest faith in jesus and yet the least to show for it. The pastors are giving and painting pictures that things are going to be all right, to people who very likely are participants in what is known as generational poverty. This is the situation that exist involving families where at least two generations or more have been born into poverty. This explains why it is not difficult to see two very old women, of which one is much older than the other, a younger women perhaps in her 20s or 30s and two or more small children sitting on a porch or walking down the street.

Old men on Simpson road are not absent, neither are younger men, both trying to scrap up a living as best as they can. It is also not uncommon as I mentioned before, to see the dope boys who could be as old as 30 or as young as 10, moving through the streets having had enough of being broke and doing whatever it takes to have the good life. Even if all it involves, is wearing fresh new clothes, “riding old school” with a “bad female,” eating high greased food and blowing money at the strip club. It also could mean taking the life of someone who looks just like them, in the same block radius, without a blinking of an eye.

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Furthermore, Black Lives Matter aint marching through Bankhead, yelling for more opportunity in the form of job training, better housing, quality health care or mental health examinations and treatment.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991761/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2186297/

http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/109074/chapters/Understanding-the-Nature-of-Poverty.aspx

I can also bet, that they are not looking to help young Black Men living there, who have college degrees, but are working chicken feed paying jobs. Like Sean P. used to say, GTFOH!!

The focus and determination to better myself and get out, is what drove my friends to do the same. In addition we knew and believed that in spite of what we saw on a daily and nightly basis, we deserved better. Not like the begging or the praying that many Black people partake of in the privacy of their homes or in the walls of the church. Something akin to “Lord I just come to you on this day lord. I am just so thankful to be here in the church today lord. We could have been dead this morning lord, but you made a way for us to be here and praise your holy name.” The crowd saying AMEN, AMEN. “Lord you know we don’t deserve it (THEN WHY SHOULD I GIVE IT TO YOU THEN?) but could you please lord, just make our way a little easier…… Why Religion? Why Awareness?    

Generation after generation are being taught in this manner. Being taught to be happy with moderate success, a middle class working life, a low income continuation of life or outright poverty, all while the pastor is sliding around a collection plate. Then after the service he or she glides off in a Cadillac on the way to a 6000 square foot home on the other side of town. Meanwhile, you have church members getting back on a MARTA bus (The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) for the ride home or walking back down the street, all laughing and talking joyously in unison, saying “Pastor shole’ preached today!”

The sadder thing is that, this will always be. These folk and millions more like them all across the U.S. and other places around the world, will never take a moment, look up and allow a new thought to come through in the form of intuition. They will never take a moment to do a thorough examination of themselves, their surroundings and ask the question, Why? They actually believe that it is a badge of honor to suffer. It has been said that you will never learn simply by reading a book.

However, if they would study other parts of the bible other than what the pastor told them to read.  They could actually receive plenty of wise nuggets, like the books of Solomon, Psalms and Proverbs…then perhaps some long inactive brain, cells could snap back on line. Otherwise, they will continue living in the self-imposed “Trap” that these rappers who “Got Love for the Hood,” keep mouthing about. Why Awareness?

As far as they are concerned, Bankhead and every area like it in Metro Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, London, et cetera, will continue to believe that life is what it is. Thinking it is, when it ain’t all peaches and cream, that’s why they keep floating face down in the MAINSTREAM….

KNOW THY SELF…

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Jassiri Nassor

Greetings:

Welcome to Thought Elevation Ola, a starting place for the seeker of the deeper questions of life and the serious self evaluator. My name is Jassiri Nassor. I am a Spiritual/Reality based Thinker and Creative Writer. I specialize in higher level thought. I enjoy helping myself and assisting individuals connect life's dots through the sciences of Metaphysics, Occultism, Common Sense, and Unadulterated NERVE. Over the past six years my study of the aforementioned systems have helped me tremendously in my personal growth and understanding of myself and the world around me. 

The purpose of this blog is to share my personal stories and insights on daily life in a manner that is relatable and based on the FACT that changing the world is irrelevant until you first change YOURSELF. Acknowledging and conquering the negative features of yourself and your flaws is the ultimate victory. Most people need inspiration to do such a thing, well... you have found the right place. I have found that a well rounded person is balanced in the areas of Mental, Spiritual, Physical and Financial pursuits. I do not have all of the answers , yet I share what I have learned on my personal exploration. Through my sharing, I am sure we can find common ground.

Though we are seeking answers together, it doesn't have to be always serious. Laughter and just being a plain smart ass is good medicine for the soul. TRUTH is a excellent truth serum as well. I usually publish new blog post two times per week and I always deliver content to make you think and laugh. Thus, if you do not mind getting a smile on your face and top grade gas in your tank, sign up for the latest blog post and updates on myself Jassiri Nassor and Thought Elevation Ola. 

5 Ways to Understand the PAIN OF LIFE

5 life changing ways to understanding the PAIN OF LIFE

My Ambitions as a Ridah (Rider) Part 4

Ridah - a name that is Arabic in origin. It is directly linked to the I AM/GOD experience by living ones PURPOSE; literally means "contentment", "satisfaction" and "being well pleased."
Rider-An individual that is down for whatever, this person is fearless. This person will stand for anything they believe in (family, career, friends, money, success, education, petitions, changes, love ones, making situations better, etc) A rider would go to great length to achieve their goals, missions or objective and will not stop for anything until it’s accomplished. Riders will do these accomplishments even if it cost them great sacrifices. But their success will be their reward.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE TORN DOWN, IN ORDER TO BE BUILT BACK UP…


One thing that you cannot deny is that the mysteries of life are plentiful. If you are reading this then you are seeking answers. Are you brave enough to ask the questions? Are you afraid to leave the crowd? I covered Christianity and Islam in my last post. How ironic that there are similarities…hmmm. That should make you think. Let us continue.

Buddhism
(3) In Buddhism, negativity that must be rooted out of a person is called “The three poisons.” These “three poisons” include Moha-(delusion, confusion), Raga-(greed, sensual attachment), Dvesha (hatred, ill will).

Greed refers to our selfishness, misplaced desire, attachment, and grasping for happiness and satisfaction outside of ourselves. Hatred refers to our anger, our aversion and repulsion toward unpleasant people, circumstances, and even toward our own uncomfortable feelings.

Delusion refers to our dullness, bewilderment, and misperception; our wrong views of reality. The poisons of greed, hatred, and delusion are a byproduct of ignorance—ignorance of our true nature, the awakened heart of wisdom and compassion.

Arising out of our ignorance, these poisonous states of mind then motivate nonvirtuous and unskillful thoughts, speech, and actions, which cause all manner of suffering and unhappiness for ourselves and others.- http://www.sunyatacentre.org/the-three-poisons/

Also take a look at the book;
A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

For further understanding of “The Three Poisons.”

Numerology
(4) In Numerology difficulties are known as Challenges. Challenges that we agreed to before we came into physical existence. I have included two quotes and websites that give a brief introduction to the Numerological explanation of challenges.


A challenge can be a learning experience, something through which a person can gain certainty and clarity. You are being challenged to know more about yourself, to gain skills, experience, and confidence.


Challenges revealed with numerology are not an indication of a lack. Instead, they are an indication of special traits or talents. These can be accepted and grown into, becoming a foundation for increased happiness and life satisfaction.


If rejected, a challenge can be experienced as a difficulty in life. Therefore, the challenges are something it's prudent to pay attention to — to be aware of and to experience for the self-discoveries.-http://affinitynumerology.com/using-numerology/the-challenges.php#maincontentcontinue

All of us are born with certain weaknesses and strengths. Numerology views life as a never-ending process of learning about ourselves. This constant learning helps us to realize our potential and turn weaknesses into strengths. In order to do this, we need to be willing to confront those weaknesses and consciously work on improving.

There are four distinct Challenges that we all face through the course of our lives. Sometimes it can be the same challenge repeating, other times they can all be unique. However, they present themselves and exist to teach us specific life lessons.


The Challenges are present at different points in our lives and affect us for certain approximate durations of time. They are all present at the time of birth and wait patiently in the wings until it is their turn to step into action. You can utilize the link below to calculate your personal challenge numbers
http://www.freetarot.com/numerology/challenge-numbers/#.WUVX9euGPIV

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Numerology is great place to start in the study of Numerology.
https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Idiots-Guide-Numerology-2nd/dp/1592572154

Gnosis
(5) There is also the study of Gnosis, which is knowledge acquired through personal experience, as opposed to knowledge that we are told or believe in. It is knowing developed through actual experiences not belief, not faith.

Yes, there are books upon books that explore the topic of Gnosis, but growth is purely based on personal experiences, which lead to truth. Ultimately, following no one or “nothing” but yourself while recognize GOD within yourself. With that being said there is a concept within Gnosis known as The Four Ordeals.

It is an esoteric explanation of what every person who is making a positive change in their lives will and must experience in order to get to the “other side of the mountain” like the Christian folk say. This topic is included within an excellent lecture called The Elements in Spiritual Growth, which is a part of a free online course on Alchemy. Here is the link http://gnosticteachings.org/courses/alchemy/3071-the-elements-in-spiritual-growth.html

The Four Elements deal with facing the parts of ourselves that are preventing us from excelling in life. These are trials were you face YOUR TRUE UGLINESS.

Everything about you that needs to be tossed to the side, you must face in order to move forward in life and these trials come in the form of the four elements.

There is a quote from the lecture that is attributed to Samael Aun Weor, from his book The Revolution of Beelzebub. “The four ordeals of earth, fire, water, and air are presented simply for the moral examination of the disciple. All of our defects and moral faults are precisely the negative aspects of the four elements of Nature, and we have to convert ourselves into kings and queens of it.”

Additionally the lecture states “Through psychological tests you will see what you are and be able to change.”

In summary every belief system has a description of what could be considered a “dark period” in our lives. However, if people are able to attain the proper knowledge before such an event or during, they then can understand why it is happening. Utilizing the proper thought during this time which is key and taking the proper actions will lessen the “blows” and ultimately lead to an outcome of being able to look back and say “I made it.”  Be sure to subscribe to Thought Elevation Ola for more in this series and other information to jog the thought process.

 

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Jassiri Nassor

Greetings:

Welcome to Thought Elevation Ola, a starting place for the seeker of the deeper questions of life and the serious self evaluator. My name is Jassiri Nassor. I am a Spiritual/Reality based Thinker and Creative Writer. I specialize in higher level thought. I enjoy helping myself and assisting individuals connect life's dots through the sciences of Metaphysics, Occultism, Common Sense, and Unadulterated NERVE. Over the past six years my study of the aforementioned systems have helped me tremendously in my personal growth and understanding of myself and the world around me. 

The purpose of this blog is to share my personal stories and insights on daily life in a manner that is relatable and based on the FACT that changing the world is irrelevant until you first change YOURSELF. Acknowledging and conquering the negative features of yourself and your flaws is the ultimate victory. Most people need inspiration to do such a thing, well... you have found the right place. I have found that a well rounded person is balanced in the areas of Mental, Spiritual, Physical and Financial pursuits. I do not have all of the answers , yet I share what I have learned on my personal exploration. Through my sharing, I am sure we can find common ground.

Though we are seeking answers together, it doesn't have to be always serious. Laughter and just being a plain smart ass is good medicine for the soul. TRUTH is a excellent truth serum as well. I usually publish new blog post two times per week and I always deliver content to make you think and laugh. Thus, if you do not mind getting a smile on your face and top grade gas in your tank, sign up for the latest blog post and updates on myself Jassiri Nassor and Thought Elevation Ola. 

5 Life Changing Ways to Understand the PAIN OF LIFE

5 life changing ways to understanding the PAIN OF LIFE

My Ambitions as a Ridah (Rider) Part 4

Ridah - a name that is Arabic in origin. It is directly linked to the I AM/GOD experience by living ones PURPOSE; literally means "contentment", "satisfaction" and "being well pleased."
Rider-An individual that is down for whatever, this person is fearless. This person will stand for anything they believe in (family, career, friends, money, success, education, petitions, changes, love ones, making situations better, etc) A rider would go to great length to achieve their goals, missions or objective and will not stop for anything until it’s accomplished. Riders will do these accomplishments even if it cost them great sacrifices. But their success will be their reward.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE TORN DOWN, IN ORDER TO BE BUILT BACK UP…


One thing that you cannot deny is that the mysteries of life are plentiful. If you are reading this then you are seeking answers. Are you brave enough to ask the questions? Are you afraid to leave the crowd? I covered Christianity and Islam in my last post. How ironic that there are similarities…hmmm. That should make you think. Let us continue.

Buddhism
(3) In Buddhism, negativity that must be rooted out of a person is called “The three poisons.” These “three poisons” include Moha-(delusion, confusion), Raga-(greed, sensual attachment), Dvesha (hatred, ill will).

Greed refers to our selfishness, misplaced desire, attachment, and grasping for happiness and satisfaction outside of ourselves. Hatred refers to our anger, our aversion and repulsion toward unpleasant people, circumstances, and even toward our own uncomfortable feelings.

Delusion refers to our dullness, bewilderment, and misperception; our wrong views of reality. The poisons of greed, hatred, and delusion are a byproduct of ignorance—ignorance of our true nature, the awakened heart of wisdom and compassion.

Arising out of our ignorance, these poisonous states of mind then motivate nonvirtuous and unskillful thoughts, speech, and actions, which cause all manner of suffering and unhappiness for ourselves and others.- http://www.sunyatacentre.org/the-three-poisons/

Also take a look at the book;
A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

 For further understanding of “The Three Poisons.”

Numerology
(4) In Numerology difficulties are known as Challenges. Challenges that we agreed to before we came into physical existence. I have included two quotes and websites that give a brief introduction to the Numerological explanation of challenges.
 

A challenge can be a learning experience, something through which a person can gain certainty and clarity. You are being challenged to know more about yourself, to gain skills, experience, and confidence.


Challenges revealed with numerology are not an indication of a lack. Instead, they are an indication of special traits or talents. These can be accepted and grown into, becoming a foundation for increased happiness and life satisfaction.


If rejected, a challenge can be experienced as a difficulty in life. Therefore, the challenges are something it's prudent to pay attention to — to be aware of and to experience for the self-discoveries.-http://affinitynumerology.com/using-numerology/the-challenges.php#maincontentcontinue

All of us are born with certain weaknesses and strengths. Numerology views life as a never-ending process of learning about ourselves. This constant learning helps us to realize our potential and turn weaknesses into strengths. In order to do this, we need to be willing to confront those weaknesses and consciously work on improving.

There are four distinct Challenges that we all face through the course of our lives. Sometimes it can be the same Challenge repeating, other times they can all be unique. However they exist to teach us specific life lessons.The Challenges are present at different points in our lives and affect us for certain approximate durations of time.

They are all present at the time of birth and wait patiently in the wings until it is their turn to step into action. You can utilize the link below to calculate your personal challenge numbers.(Many numerologist present only 3 challenges numbers that coincide with 3 pinnacle numbers in there calculations.)
http://www.freetarot.com/numerology/challenge-numbers/#.WUVX9euGPIV

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Numerology is great place to start in the study of Numerology.
https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Idiots-Guide-Numerology-2nd/dp/1592572154

Gnosis
(5) There is also the study of Gnosis, which is knowledge acquired through personal experience, as opposed to knowledge that we are told or believe in. It is knowing developed through actual experiences not belief, not faith. Yes, there are books upon books that explore the topic of Gnosis, but growth is purely based on personal experiences, which lead to truth.

Ultimately, following no one or “nothing” but yourself while recognize GOD within yourself. With that being said there is a concept within Gnosis known as The Four Ordeals. It is an esoteric explanation of what every person who is making a positive change in their lives will and must experience in order to get to the “other side of the mountain” like the Christian folk say.

This topic is included within an excellent lecture called The Elements in Spiritual Growth, which is a part of a free online course on Alchemy. Here is the link http://gnosticteachings.org/courses/alchemy/3071-the-elements-in-spiritual-growth.html. 

The Four Elements deal with facing the parts of ourselves that are preventing us from excelling in life. These are trials were you face YOUR TRUE UGLINESS. Everything about you that needs to be tossed to the side, you must face in order to move forward in life and these trials come in the form of the four elements.

There is a quote from the lecture that is attributed to Samael Aun Weor, from his book The Revolution of Beelzebub. “The four ordeals of earth, fire, water, and air are presented simply for the moral examination of the disciple. All of our defects and moral faults are precisely the negative aspects of the four elements of Nature, and we have to convert ourselves into kings and queens of it.”

Additionally the lecture states “Through psychological tests you will see what you are and be able to change.”

In summary every belief system has a description of what could be considered a “dark period” in our lives. However, if people are able to attain the proper knowledge before such an event or during, they then can understand why it is happening. Utilizing the proper thought during this time, which is key and taking the proper actions, will lessen the “blows” and ultimately lead to an outcome of being able to look back and say “I made it.”  Be sure to subscribe to Thought Elevation Ola for more in this series and other information to jog the thought process.

Comment

Jassiri Nassor

Greetings:

Welcome to Thought Elevation Ola, a starting place for the seeker of the deeper questions of life and the serious self evaluator. My name is Jassiri Nassor. I am a Spiritual/Reality based Thinker and Creative Writer. I specialize in higher level thought. I enjoy helping myself and assisting individuals connect life's dots through the sciences of Metaphysics, Occultism, Common Sense, and Unadulterated NERVE. Over the past six years my study of the aforementioned systems have helped me tremendously in my personal growth and understanding of myself and the world around me. 

The purpose of this blog is to share my personal stories and insights on daily life in a manner that is relatable and based on the FACT that changing the world is irrelevant until you first change YOURSELF. Acknowledging and conquering the negative features of yourself and your flaws is the ultimate victory. Most people need inspiration to do such a thing, well... you have found the right place. I have found that a well rounded person is balanced in the areas of Mental, Spiritual, Physical and Financial pursuits. I do not have all of the answers , yet I share what I have learned on my personal exploration. Through my sharing, I am sure we can find common ground.

Though we are seeking answers together, it doesn't have to be always serious. Laughter and just being a plain smart ass is good medicine for the soul. TRUTH is a excellent truth serum as well. I usually publish new blog post two times per week and I always deliver content to make you think and laugh. Thus, if you do not mind getting a smile on your face and top grade gas in your tank, sign up for the latest blog post and updates on myself Jassiri Nassor and Thought Elevation Ola. 

5 Life Changing Ways to Understand THE PAIN OF LIFE

5 life changing ways to understanding the PAIN OF LIFE

My Ambitions as a Ridah (Rider) Part 3

Ridah - a name that is Arabic in origin. It is directly linked to the I AM/GOD experience by living ones PURPOSE; literally means "contentment", "satisfaction" and "being well pleased."

Rider-An individual that is down for whatever, this person is fearless. This person will stand for anything they believe in (family, career, friends, money, success, education, petitions, changes, love ones, making situations better, etc) A rider would go to great length to achieve their goals, missions or objective and will not stop for anything until it’s accomplished. Riders will do these accomplishments even if it cost them great sacrifices. But their success will be their reward.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE TORN DOWN, IN ORDER TO BE BUILT BACK UP…

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Why is this happening to me!? Understand

this and understand it well.

 

Bad things happen to all of us…because its supposed to. Yes, this sounds harsh…cold and the

trauma that many people have been through in their lives rank from moderate to absolutely

horrible. However, by the time you finish reading this information, you will have a different

perspective on why we all must experience difficult times in our lives.

I have two previous blog post that are focused on My Ambitions as a Ridah (Rider). In

this series I am focusing on my personal growth within the early stages of my

adulthood. In religious, metaphysical, spiritual and occult realms of thought, there are

many takes on this time in our lives.

I will give brief explanations on 5 within Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Numerology and Gnosis.

Christianity

The beginning stages of the most difficult period in my life is known in Christianity as

“The Fire of Affliction. The fire either destroys or refines. This “fire” either comes as a

result of a person constantly partaking of activities that could be considered selfish in

nature, self-destructive to self and harmful to others, or because the time has come for a

person to truly recognize their higher purpose.

Usually the latter comes in the midst of such a person consciously following the

beginning stages of the soul journ. I speak of a person who is active in seeking answers

to life’s questions.

The “FIRE” jumped on me when I was fired from God’s Strength Records and intensified a few

years later, when I completely stopped having sex, stopped drinking alcohol, stopped going to

“the club,” and the strip clubs. It was as if ‘That FIRE” was waiting on me.

(1) First there is what is called “The Consuming Fire” one of two subdivisions of the Fire

of Affliction. In “The Consuming Fire,” which I believe is dedicated to the hard headed, 

experiences such as depression, loss of relationships that are of the most valuable are

common and several streaks of bad luck.

The most mysterious experience is one of actually smelling like smoke. I found in my research

that some people who have gone through this have even experienced real third degree burns,

even though I was unable to find any visual proof as of the writing of this post.

During this spiritual ordeal, the person going through, the participant, usually fails to realize

that the same wild activity, just makes the pain worse, adding fuel to the fire.

Sometimes people figure it out, yet many do not.

The second subdivision, which could be a description of what I went through, is called

“The Refiners Fire.” In this situation, fire is not lit to that ass for actions of selfishness,

harming others and general debauchery, but rather the spirit realm, the ALL,

sees that you are making positive changes in your life.

Depending on the path that one has chosen before this present life, serious refinement, serious

molding, and serious lessons must be learned in order to have the necessary tools for growth

and success.

The refinement is needed for a person to 100% follow a purpose…destiny without

deviation. That success may be experienced soon or later in life depending on the

thoroughness of the lesson learned.

Unlike in the consuming fire, there is light at the end of the tunnel, based on prior positive

actions, there is no smell of smoke and it is all about refinement. I would add that it is possible

for a person to experience both, based on the willingness to look in the mirror and take self-

responsibility for actions taken.

You chose what fire you go through.

James 1:2-4 “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,  knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

ISAIAH 48:10 I have ·made you pure [refined you], but not by fire, as silver is made pure. I have purified you ·by giving you troubles [L in the furnace of affliction/suffering]. (The Expanded Bible)

Islam

(2) In Islam, difficulties are often called “Calamities.” In the Holy Quran, Chapter Al- Baqra Verse No:155 it is stated;

“Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere” (2:155)

I will address the last three systems of thought and belief in the next post. Be sure to subscribe to Thought Elevation Ola for more in this series and other information to jog the thought process.

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Jassiri Nassor

Greetings:

Welcome to Thought Elevation Ola, a starting place for the seeker of the deeper questions of life and the serious self evaluator. My name is Jassiri Nassor. I am a Spiritual/Reality based Thinker and Creative Writer. I specialize in higher level thought. I enjoy helping myself and assisting individuals connect life's dots through the sciences of Metaphysics, Occultism, Common Sense, and Unadulterated NERVE. Over the past six years my study of the aforementioned systems have helped me tremendously in my personal growth and understanding of myself and the world around me. 

The purpose of this blog is to share my personal stories and insights on daily life in a manner that is relatable and based on the FACT that changing the world is irrelevant until you first change YOURSELF. Acknowledging and conquering the negative features of yourself and your flaws is the ultimate victory. Most people need inspiration to do such a thing, well... you have found the right place. I have found that a well rounded person is balanced in the areas of Mental, Spiritual, Physical and Financial pursuits. I do not have all of the answers , yet I share what I have learned on my personal exploration. Through my sharing, I am sure we can find common ground.

Though we are seeking answers together, it doesn't have to be always serious. Laughter and just being a plain smart ass is good medicine for the soul. TRUTH is a excellent truth serum as well. I usually publish new blog post two times per week and I always deliver content to make you think and laugh. Thus, if you do not mind getting a smile on your face and top grade gas in your tank, sign up for the latest blog post and updates on myself Jassiri Nassor and Thought Elevation Ola. 

5 Life Changing Ways to Understand THE PAIN OF LIFE

5 life changing ways to understanding the PAIN OF LIFE

My Ambitions as a Ridah (Rider) Part 3

Ridah - a name that is Arabic in origin. It is directly linked to the I AM/GOD experience by living ones PURPOSE; literally means "contentment", "satisfaction" and "being well pleased."

Rider-An individual that is down for whatever, this person is fearless. This person will stand for anything they believe in (family, career, friends, money, success, education, petitions, changes, love ones, making situations better, etc) A rider would go to great length to achieve their goals, missions or objective and will not stop for anything until it’s accomplished. Riders will do these accomplishments even if it cost them great sacrifices. But their success will be their reward.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE TORN DOWN, IN ORDER TO BE BUILT BACK UP…

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Why is this happening to me!? Understand

this and understand it well.

Bad things happen to all of us…because its supposed to. Yes, this sounds harsh…cold and the

trauma that many people have been through in their lives rank from moderate to absolutely

horrible.

However, by the time you finish reading this information, you will have a different perspective

on why we all must experience difficult times in our lives. I have two previous blog post that

are focused on My Ambitions as a Ridah (Rider).

In this series I am focusing on my personal growth within the early stages of my adulthood. In

religious, metaphysical, spiritual and occult realms of thought, there are many takes on this

time in our lives.

I will give brief explanations on 5 within Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Numerology and Gnosis.

Christianity

The beginning stages of the most difficult period in my life is known in Christianity as

“The Fire of Affliction. The fire either destroys or refines. This “fire” either comes as a

result of a person constantly partaking of activities that could be considered selfish in

nature, self-destructive to self and harmful to others, or because the time has come for a

person to truly recognize their higher purpose.

Usually the latter comes in the midst of such a person consciously following the

beginning stages of the soul journ. I speak of a person who is active in seeking answers

to life’s questions. The “FIRE” jumped on me when I was fired from God’s Strength

Records and intensified a few years later, when I completely stopped having sex,

stopped drinking alcohol, stopped going to “the club,” and the strip clubs. It was as if

‘That FIRE” was waiting on me.

(1) First there is what is called “The Consuming Fire” one of two subdivisions of the Fire

of Affliction. In “The Consuming Fire,” which I believe is dedicated to the hard headed, 

experiences such as depression, loss of relationships that are of the most valuable are

common, and serious streak of bad luck.

The most mysterious experience is one of actually smelling like smoke.

I found in my research that some people who have gone through this, have even experienced

real third degree burns, even though there is not any visual proof as of the writing of this post.

During this spiritual ordeal, the person going through,the participant, usually fails to realize

that the same wild activity, just makes the pain worse, adding fuel to the fire. Sometimes

people figure it out, yet many do not.

The second subdivision, which could be a description of what I went through, is called

“The Refiners Fire.”

In this situation, fire is not lit to that ass for actions of selfishness, harming others and general

debauchery, but rather the spirit realm, the ALL, sees that you are making positive changes in

your life.

Depending on the path that one has chosen before this present life, serious refinement, serious

molding, and serious lessons must be learned in order to have the necessary tools for growth

and success.

The refinement is needed for a person to 100% follow a purpose…destiny without

deviation. That success may be experienced soon or later in life depending on the

thoroughness of the lesson learned.

Unlike in the consuming fire, there is light at the end of the tunnel, based on prior positive

actions, there is no smell of smoke and it is all about refinement. I would add that it is possible

for a person to experience both, based on the willingness to look in the mirror and take self-

responsibility for actions taken.

You chose what fire you go through.

James 1:2-4 “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,  knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

ISAIAH 48:10 I have ·made you pure [refined you], but not by fire, as silver is made pure. I have purified you ·by giving you troubles [L in the furnace of affliction/suffering]. (The Expanded Bible)

Islam

(2) In Islam, difficulties are often called “Calamities.” In the Holy Quran, Chapter Al-

Baqra Verse No:155 it is stated;

“Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere” (2:155)

I will address the last three systems of thought and belief in the next post.  Be sure to subscribe to Thought Elevation Ola for more in this series and other information to jog the thought process.

Comment

Jassiri Nassor

Greetings:

Welcome to Thought Elevation Ola, a starting place for the seeker of the deeper questions of life and the serious self evaluator. My name is Jassiri Nassor. I am a Spiritual/Reality based Thinker and Creative Writer. I specialize in higher level thought. I enjoy helping myself and assisting individuals connect life's dots through the sciences of Metaphysics, Occultism, Common Sense, and Unadulterated NERVE. Over the past six years my study of the aforementioned systems have helped me tremendously in my personal growth and understanding of myself and the world around me. 

The purpose of this blog is to share my personal stories and insights on daily life in a manner that is relatable and based on the FACT that changing the world is irrelevant until you first change YOURSELF. Acknowledging and conquering the negative features of yourself and your flaws is the ultimate victory. Most people need inspiration to do such a thing, well... you have found the right place. I have found that a well rounded person is balanced in the areas of Mental, Spiritual, Physical and Financial pursuits. I do not have all of the answers , yet I share what I have learned on my personal exploration. Through my sharing, I am sure we can find common ground.

Though we are seeking answers together, it doesn't have to be always serious. Laughter and just being a plain smart ass is good medicine for the soul. TRUTH is a excellent truth serum as well. I usually publish new blog post two times per week and I always deliver content to make you think and laugh. Thus, if you do not mind getting a smile on your face and top grade gas in your tank, sign up for the latest blog post and updates on myself Jassiri Nassor and Thought Elevation Ola. 

The Parable of the Talents...Who Are You?

This piece is dedicated to anyone who is searching for life answers and a way out of “no way” if you will. Dedicated…to anyone that is looking for a miracle and guess what…YOU ARE THE MIRACLE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING ON!!!

 

Do you have a talent? Do you know what your talent is? Do you have more than one talent? Do you make a living utilizing your talent or talents? Do you ever take part in an activity or take time out of your week to give attention to your talent? What is a talent? According to the Etymology Dictionary, and by the way etymology is defined as “an explanation of where a word came from; the history of a word; its original meaning.” As I was stating, according to the Etymology Dictionary, talents refer to special natural ability, aptitude, gift committed to one for use and improvement, not something that is supposed to be squandered or not used; “balance” as in something that can help you find balance in this world; “weight” as in something that has very serious value; “sum of money” as in something that you can make money from and sustain yourself in this world.

A word that is closely related to talent as in its synonym is extol. Extol is defined as “to place on high, raise, elevate.” Literally, if you use your talent, respect it, believe in it and place it on high, it can raise your circumstances and elevate your life as long as it is backed by the proper knowing, as in the outcome of using your gift and the proper usage of the gift/talent. The gift… that you were given or received or arranged to have…

Now that I have given a very detailed explanation of the word talent, allow me to examine a story that has been told for thousands of years. The story can be found in a book that has sold millions of copies worldwide and continues to sell. The book is called the Bible. The story in the Bible that I am referring to is known as the Parable of the Talents, which can be found in the book of Matthew 25:14-30. It reads as follows:

 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Now, I will give a very easy to understand explanation of many, not all of the verses of this parable, or this allegorical story that is designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.

14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country (The kingdom/heaven dwells within your mind, if you are willing to examine yourself or travel within. Conversely, it is much easier ironically, for your hell to take root in your mind, both based on your choices), who called his own servants(Your body is your servant, taking commands from your mind), and delivered unto them his goods( Your spirit, higher self, universe delivered to you “the goods” long before you incarnated as who you are now, by way of talents and everything else that makes you who you are, good or bad, for better or for worse.)

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one (Everyone does not have the same talent, nor the same number of talents, thus people need to stop being jealous of the next man or woman, particularly those who are successful and willingly tapped into their own talent(s), stop hatin.’Stop idolizing and worshiping another human being and saying frivolous things such as “Must be nice,” as if there is no way that you could have the same level of success or good fortune.) to every man according to his several ability;(Again, not everyone has the same talents and talents that we have are a direct match to our abilities. Would you jog in shoes that are too big for you?) and straightway took his journey.

16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. (This person used the five talents and via successful application and outcome, received five other talents or opportunities that were prosperous.)

17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. (This person used the two talents and via successful application and outcome, received two other talents or opportunities that were prosperous.)

18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.(This person lacked confidence in his ability. Likely looking at the people with five and two talents and not focusing on his one. Thus, fear set in and instead of using the one talent and allowing it to shine and bring a favorable outcome, chose not to use it at all. The same as putting it into a hole in the Earth. Scared of success, listening to other scared people, punked out by the success of the people with 5 and 2 talents. Convinced himself that it was okay to do nothing. What a punk.)

19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh (Cometh could be compared to what is known in numerology as the pinnacles, which reveal your potential for achievement based on 9-year cycles of your life and major cycles which in numerology reveals the timing of your life, as in what activity you should be doing at a given 28 year period in your life that provides you with a way to live your life to its fullest potential. Another way of looking at the word “cometh” is what goes around comes around. Time to pay the piper.), and reckoneth(settling accounts, and life will collect if you refuse or are scared to use your talent, to the point that the pain of “I wish I would have” will eat at you every time you look in the mirror.) with them.

20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (More opportunities, a truly complete fulfilled life, without regrets.)

22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (More opportunities, a truly complete fulfilled life, without regrets.)

24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man( Life can be hard and appearance wise, most successful people are hard, ruthless, intimidating , life can be intimidating), reaping where thou hast not sown(Companies make money off people’s labor. Shred businessmen make money through shoddy deals), and gathering where thou hast not strawed (People make money off the fear of others and sometimes take advantage of the talent of others)

25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.(I was scared to take a chance, I was scared of failing, I was scared of what my “friends” would say, I was not confident enough to apply for the job, I don’t know what it is like to live in another area, I have lived here all of my life, etc.,etc.,etc.,)

26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:(Inner self talk, when you see someone prospering off of an idea that you may have had, yet failed to put into action. Again the fear of using the talent, met with inner self talk, oh there will not be peace.)

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.(You could at least find a way to invest small amounts of money or how about set up an actual checking account and get away from the check cashing place. Perhaps putting a few dollars a month in a savings account.)

28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.(If you do not use your talent, its as if it does not exist anymore and needless to say, someone else will be successful doing something that may be very similar to that unused talent of yours. Thus, unused talent is given to someone else.)

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: (Success in the spirit, in the mind leads to more success in the physical. Like attracts like.) but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. (Use it or lose it.)

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Living life with regrets well into old age and even your last day is awful, because even before you actually die completely, parts of you die every day.)

I want to quote from a masterpiece entitled The Science of Getting Rich written by Wallace D. Wattles. “You are derelict in your duty to yourself, to GOD (Universe/Higher Self/Purpose/Destiny) and humanity; for you can render to GOD and humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself.”

The world is filled with people who for one reason or another are scarred to make the most of themselves. They would rather get by, work a job just for the money, or worse live on the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support. Made available for citizens without current means to support basic needs. Otherwise known as taking welfare. If welfare is a temporary setback, then cool, formulate the plan, put it to work and get off of it. If welfare is a permanent decision or lifestyle choice, you may need to read this blog post several times again, until it agitates you to make a change. There are people living broken lives because they will not use their talent(s) or gifts.

So how do you know what your gift is?  Some people know their gift and others do not. If you know what your talent/gift is and are not using it…life will deal with you. But, seriously how can someone know without a doubt what their talent is. Unfortunately, the advice from most of the gurus is very bland and very vague. Which is something that I have always taken as a huge disservice to the people who put their time, energy and money into bestselling books, videos, lectures etc. People spend billions of dollars in the “self-help industry” based on quotes  that these gurus give such as ,”Your talent is what you love doing the most,” “Your talent is what you would do for free every day, because it brings you that much joy.”

Wow…many people enjoy having SEX and would have it all day, every day if they could. Unfortunately, many people have decided to do just that. Can you say porno or prostitution? Do they really feel that SEX is their gift or talent? Is there any shame associated with following such a “talent?” I mention this because there are many people who will literally take such empty advice and without truly thinking, dive in a “dirty” pool if you will, under the guise of following and using their talent, while doing what they love. Using your talent should never cause you to feel empty, or to become an outcast to your family or even your friends in most cases. Using your talent should never cause you to have regrets. 

There are tools that have been made available to us by the All That Is/Universe/GOD that can give anyone a clear indication of what your gifts/talents are and how to use them. These tools can give people clarification on something that they may have already know about themselves, yet were always looking for some type of clear clarification. Those tools are numerology and astrology. Tarot and even palmistry can also be used to find answers.

Ones numerology profile can give information about the career that is suited for you based on your day of birth, yes your birthday. The day number of your birthday alone can open up a new door and direct you towards making changes in life. If you add the numerical numbers of your month of birth + your day of birth + your year of birth and reduced each number in accordance to numerology principles then add them up, you willreveal to yourself what is known as your Life Path Number. The path that YOU chose to take in this life prior to you being created in your mother’s womb. It is the path that will lead to least resistance, comfort, upward mobility and fulfillment. Why? Because the Life Path Number reveals your vocation or spiritual calling ie TALENT…

The Life Path number indicates what gifts you can depend on in this life to assist you in achieving your Destiny. The Destiny number is the number that will tell you what your purpose is and what you must live up to in order to have a complete and fulfilled life, with no regrets. The Destiny number is found by adding up the numerical equivalent of each letter in your first, middle and last name or all of your names if you have more than three names and the reduced answer is your Destiny number. Soul number which is the talent or the gift within, the YOU which you long to express that perhaps you have held within and never told anyone about. It is the responsibility that you have to yourself to do what is truly on your heart to do. The Soul number is found by adding all of the vowels contained in the letters of your first, middle and last names. There you have it, 4 keys to your talent or talents with no filter.

If that is not clear enough for you then you have the money houses and part of fortune in what is known as an astrological natal chart. The 2nd house refers to your own money and possessions, what you value, your hidden talents, sense of self-worth, self-esteem. The 2nd house specifies how you gain and spend your own money your attitude towards wealth and material possessions, and your potential for accumulating it/them.  The 6th house refers to daily work, service, and physical ability to work. This includes volunteer labor, civil service work, caretaking, and mundane daily tasks. The 8th house deals with ways one can receive money from others based on the signs and planets in that house or section of the natal chart. The planets and signs in each house indicate what is in store for each individual. Each individual’s natal information is different. Just as everyone’s talent is different in this case your date of birth and time indicate what planets and signs are in each house and it will be specific and unique to you. The 10th house is an indicator of the type of career that is a natural fit for you as well as your life path. Didn’t I mention a Life Path in numerology?  There is also the Part of Fortune which can be found in an astrological natal chart. The Part of Fortune in short details your “pot of gold” the talents and life path choices that can lead you literally to fortune. So much information, what a deal and you can get it for free. Two websites that offer FREE natal chart calculations are astro.com and café astrology.com. I am sure there are others however those are the sites I have used.

I have a blog post I wrote entitled John Q: Barbecue or Mildew:  http://www.jassirinassor.com/blog/the-parable-of-the-talents   in the post I give very detailed information in regards to a numerology profile and how it can be used to better a person’s situation in life.

So there you have the Parable of the Talents explained in what perhaps is a way that you may have never seen before, yet given to you in a way that may help you do things that you have never done before. If you like this piece subscribe to Thought Elevation Ola, follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Medium and tell a friend, family member and even someone that you do not like. The information may make them change their ways.

I would like to leave you with a thought provoking song by a singer known as Bilal. The song is entitled “Who Are You.” Do you want to know?

album: Bilal - Air Tight's Revenge (2010)

COPYRIGHT 2017 JASSIRI NASSOR/THOUGHT ELEVATION OLA

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Jassiri Nassor

Greetings:

Welcome to Thought Elevation Ola, a starting place for the seeker of the deeper questions of life and the serious self evaluator. My name is Jassiri Nassor. I am a Spiritual/Reality based Thinker and Creative Writer. I specialize in higher level thought. I enjoy helping myself and assisting individuals connect life's dots through the sciences of Metaphysics, Occultism, Common Sense, and Unadulterated NERVE. Over the past six years my study of the aforementioned systems have helped me tremendously in my personal growth and understanding of myself and the world around me. 

The purpose of this blog is to share my personal stories and insights on daily life in a manner that is relatable and based on the FACT that changing the world is irrelevant until you first change YOURSELF. Acknowledging and conquering the negative features of yourself and your flaws is the ultimate victory. Most people need inspiration to do such a thing, well... you have found the right place. I have found that a well rounded person is balanced in the areas of Mental, Spiritual, Physical and Financial pursuits. I do not have all of the answers , yet I share what I have learned on my personal exploration. Through my sharing, I am sure we can find common ground.

Though we are seeking answers together, it doesn't have to be always serious. Laughter and just being a plain smart ass is good medicine for the soul. TRUTH is a excellent truth serum as well. I usually publish new blog post two times per week and I always deliver content to make you think and laugh. Thus, if you do not mind getting a smile on your face and top grade gas in your tank, sign up for the latest blog post and updates on myself Jassiri Nassor and Thought Elevation Ola. 

The top 5 reasons women OWN Valentine's Day

The top 5 reasons women own Valentine’s Day

Wink 😉

Allow me to bring this blog post in smoothly…..

What You Won’t Do for Love by Bobby Caldwell

Ponder this verse-“My friends wonder what is wrong with me, but I’m in a daze from your love you see.“

Here you go again. Right on cue, you ran all over the place looking for the “perfect turkey “to compliment your overeating and outright gluttony. No more than a few days later, if not sooner you were penetrating (how appropriate) the Internet, driving all over your town or city. Running up and down mall aisles, literally and some of you even beating people in the head to buy a “gift. “ Kneeling mentally to an individual that you placed upon a pedestal. Yes you did. Exclude the love for a moment and look at it for what it was. All for Christmas. Some of you spending money that you really could not afford, to spend on things you or no one else really needed.  Then your ass got amped up for a New Years Eve celebration and I am sure there were sales galore… Just when you thought you had time to recover and relax for a moment, oh no… you are Trumpmatized.

Now we have Valentine’s Day upon us.  A day when once again people are burning rubber on the streets and once again, literally running up and down every store with wide eyes and hearts beating. Seeing red everywhere.  According to the National Retail Federation which is the world’s largest retail trade association. Whose members include department store chains, specialty stores, discount stores, catalogs stores, internet-based businesses, independent retailers, chain restaurants and grocery stores. They know, oh yes they know, YOU and they know the masses. They know you so well that after years of scientifically and financially based calculations, they know that in America alone that the average person is expected to spend $147 for vajajay day. Add that up and it is estimated that the average persons, automatons will spend $20 Billion dollars, trying to get some pussy.

source(http://fortune.com/2017/02/07/valentines-day-2017-spending/)

That’s right, that’s what it says and be you heterosexual, homosexual or whateversexual, you better believe all of the automatons have a plan to PENATRATE as the power play. In other words, maneuvering to subdue or gain control of the pussy or you know...whatever else. I love and respect the POWER of LOVE and relationship. I LOVE and RESPECT the power and femininity of WOMEN. However, in this so called holiday, known of these wonderful attributes are being considered or thought of and that is a fact. In the United Kingdom, Brits are expected to spend £958 million (pounds) which in U.S. dollars adds up to 1,193,099,377.66 or one billion, one hundred ninety-three million, ninety-nine thousand, three hundred seventy-seven and sixty-six cents. source (http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/1billion-valentine-britains-astonishing-bill-7310855)

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Doing it as a faithful, dependable automaton. What is an automaton? I have a nice definition for you. A mechanical figure, a person or animal that acts in a routine manner without active intelligence. A person that acts like a machine without thinking or feeling. One who behaves or responds in a mechanical way. A person whose spark in life is ruled advertisingly. The advertisements tell the automaton what to do. The automaton is always known to come through in the clutch. What is the clutch this time, Valentine’s Day of course.  People look at Valentine’s Day as the day to let someone know that you are interested in them, if you have never expressed that emotion or intention before.  It is a day to let your wife, husband “boyfriend,” “girlfriend,“ (I hate those terms)  or other know how much you care for them. It is a time to let your feelings show. It’s that time of year when you REALLY want to PENETRATE. At least that is what you are told. I mean isn’t that what the calendar, your mobile phone, and the advertisements tell you? Didn’t your mommy and daddy teach you about Valentine’s Day when you were growing up? You learned Santa Claus was not real, but still kept chasing after the valentine’s feeling. Umh..umh…umh…what a trick bag.

Most people will be emotionally hurt if they do not receive a valentine’s gift or the right valentine’s gift. Ain’t that a bitch. To spend all of your automaton time faithfully looking for a gift and then the muthafucka gives you some blasé thank you or criticizes your show of affection, via gift, as if it was not good enough or expensive enough. Ohhh..my…that would hurt!  That is why ANGER is in a close first place, for the top emotion felt on this “Simp Holiday."  “ Holiday for Simps… 😂" (http://www.newagedman.com/26-ways-know-youre-s-i-m-p/) I mean, I remember as a child at elementary school hearing the “teachers" tell class after class to pick out a valentine’s. A few weeks later the school would set aside time during a particular part of the day for every student to receive and give their gift. Sure enough however, there was always some little girl or little boy who did not receive a gift. They just look CRUSHED. There were times when I did not receive a gift and though I was not crushed I felt reeaall stupid. The female teacher might have said something to me or another child,”Hey Jassiri don’t be sad, I can be your Valentine.” Imagine that? A child has been boosted up to adore Valentine’s Day and has a crush on another student only to watch that student gush over somebody else. Well.. throughout the 2000s a teacher willing to be a valentine…well I will leave that alone…you have seen the news lately.

I ask, what type of shit is that to teach in elementary school?  Needless to say during middle school and high school this sexual based holiday or rit… would continue. Anbody ever heard of the Valentine's Day Dance? What about the self esteem😓 ? What about  teaching self confidence? Huh what about that? No, that is not included in the curriculum when the automaton thinking is in place.  All the Bachelor, master and PhDs cannot hide that mechanical thinking. I don’t need somebody teaching my daughter that she has to receive a gift or a compliment in order to feel special and I don’t need my son looking for that bullshit either. Nor, do I need them feeling emotionally obligated to follow some mess, just because somebody older than them said so, with no facts to back it up.

According to the Business Insider there are nine companies that turned Valentine’s Day into a $17 billion dollar industry. (http://www.businessinsider.com/companies-behind-valentines-day-industry-2014-2)

1. You have 1-800 Flowers- who gets 1 million new automatons, I mean customers every Valentine’s Day.

2. The Hershey Company. Is that real chocolate or fake chocolate (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/25/opinion/25rosenblum.html) People love to eat and receive this supposed aphrodisiac, you know get in the mooder, a food, drink or other that stimulates sexual desire.

3. Hallmark cards- To the rescue when people just cannot find ways to express themselves. 

4. (Necco) the New England Confectionery Company -the maker of conversation candies shaped like hearts containing Simp phrases like “love bug,” “sweet talk,” and “tweet me.”

5. The Vermont Teddy Bear Company- Most people who still have the toy bear after a breakup, have to look at it or chuck it. On the positive side the teddy bear has always been a last minute audible for Valentine’s Day, if that is your thing.

6. Victoria's Secret-buying something so that it can be taken off with a quickness.

Copyright -Courtesy Victoria Secrets featuring model Jasmine Tooks

Strangely this is the only company I showed a picture for…hmmm

6. Tiffany & Co. Or Zales or Kay Jewelers or the flea market, anywhere “fine jewelry “is sold.

7. Express delivery companies- that move “product “legally across county and international lines.

8. The U.S. postal service.

9. The hustle man on the corner. They all make excellent profits pulling on “heart strings.“

http://claycord.com/2011/02/14/valentines-day-gift-vendors-in-concord/

 

I have a few questions about all of this? Why do people feel as if they must have a “gift” on this day to feel good? Why are people so willing to go out of their way to buy these “gifts?” Why are some people so cold hearted when receiving a gift? Most importantly what is the origin of Valentine’s Day?  Why are people running around spending money on something that they have no idea where it originated from? Oh, I have already partially answered some of those question. They are told to do so and comply like good automatons and they want to PENATRATE!!!!  However, allow me to give a very brief history context as I close up this sermon. sources (https://thedshow.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/the-occult-origins-of-valentines-day-2/ source and for a more detailed explanation) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupercalia)  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day) Valentine’s Day is a product of the ancient Roman festival known as Lupercalia which may have historically began in 753 B.C.  Highlights of this festival included Roman Priest sacrificing a goat for fertility, and a dog for purification. Once the Priests sacrificed the animals they then, sliced the goats hide into strips, dipped them in the sacrificial blood, and took to the streets, gently slapping both women and fields of crops with the goat hide strips. Roman women welcomed being touched with the hides because it was believed the strips would make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The cities bachelors would then each choose a name out of the urn and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage. However, the day for centuries was known to include sex in various ways including orgies while drunkenness and sacrifices were common. After, the “matchmaking ceremony”, in which young men drew the names of women from the urn. The men and women had ways of protesting the selection and women who were not chosen expressed themselves as well.  The ancient Roman Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine's Day.The name of this day comes from two men meeting their maker, by force. Several religious, pagan, mystical, mythological, and historical traditions from around the world have been mixed together to create the Valentine’s day as we know it. More historical content can be found in the links above.

However, my hope is that this piece made you think about why you or someone you know feels the way you do about this day. It is highly unlikely that what I wrote will make you or anyone else change your mind. Articles, and speeches against this day have been given for centuries and needless to say in every modern communication form. So in other words people are going to do what they are going to do. People are going to pursue the “P.”  However, overwhelmingly women are the chief beneficiaries of this day. Sitting on thrones if you will, watching the many peasants vow for their affections. Most advertisements around the world cater to this view and this particular automaton programming.

So, if you must... allow me to give you a few musical selections to enjoy yourself to.

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Jassiri Nassor

Greetings:

Welcome to Thought Elevation Ola, a starting place for the seeker of the deeper questions of life and the serious self evaluator. My name is Jassiri Nassor. I am a Spiritual/Reality based Thinker and Creative Writer. I specialize in higher level thought. I enjoy helping myself and assisting individuals connect life's dots through the sciences of Metaphysics, Occultism, Common Sense, and Unadulterated NERVE. Over the past six years my study of the aforementioned systems have helped me tremendously in my personal growth and understanding of myself and the world around me. 

The purpose of this blog is to share my personal stories and insights on daily life in a manner that is relatable and based on the FACT that changing the world is irrelevant until you first change YOURSELF. Acknowledging and conquering the negative features of yourself and your flaws is the ultimate victory. Most people need inspiration to do such a thing, well... you have found the right place. I have found that a well rounded person is balanced in the areas of Mental, Spiritual, Physical and Financial pursuits. I do not have all of the answers , yet I share what I have learned on my personal exploration. Through my sharing, I am sure we can find common ground.

Though we are seeking answers together, it doesn't have to be always serious. Laughter and just being a plain smart ass is good medicine for the soul. TRUTH is a excellent truth serum as well. I usually publish new blog post two times per week and I always deliver content to make you think and laugh. Thus, if you do not mind getting a smile on your face and top grade gas in your tank, sign up for the latest blog post and updates on myself Jassiri Nassor and Thought Elevation Ola. 

Super Bowl LI(E)

Well, well, for the millions of football fans around the world the

time has come. The annual celebration of favorite football

teams, celebration of gladiator like violence. A celebration of

celebrity status.

The objectification of athletes doing amazing actions that a

multitude of overweight, gluttonous eating, over alcoholic

drinking, hard to please, gyrating at every play and on the

edge (I guess) of insanity people, who could NEVA do the

same activities. Ohww…come on… Shut up!

You got people getting thrown into every emotion possible

and if a group of fans favorite team loses…. The poor thing will

likely be depressed for a few days, perhaps weeks or worse

months. I have to ask, why because an organization full of

six figure earners and millionaires lost a game?

The poor fool does not realize that after all of the emotions

that the players coaches owners and anyone else directly

affiliated with the team feels for a lost or win, that more than

likely they will be partying together ( GASP)! Yeah, the jokes

on you buddy.

They will be popping bottles kissing strippers, groupies, model

wives,girlfriends,eating the best foods money can buy, while

some sad S.O.B. is hurt. Imagine that… a grown man or

woman just hurt… feelings all balled up and if we

the unattached game watcher will get a chance to see tears

and snot bubbles. From a fan? Maybe a player! Hmmmm…Oh

what joy!! With that said have fun.

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Jassiri Nassor

Greetings:

Welcome to Thought Elevation Ola, a starting place for the seeker of the deeper questions of life and the serious self evaluator. My name is Jassiri Nassor. I am a Spiritual/Reality based Thinker and Creative Writer. I specialize in higher level thought. I enjoy helping myself and assisting individuals connect life's dots through the sciences of Metaphysics, Occultism, Common Sense, and Unadulterated NERVE. Over the past six years my study of the aforementioned systems have helped me tremendously in my personal growth and understanding of myself and the world around me. 

The purpose of this blog is to share my personal stories and insights on daily life in a manner that is relatable and based on the FACT that changing the world is irrelevant until you first change YOURSELF. Acknowledging and conquering the negative features of yourself and your flaws is the ultimate victory. Most people need inspiration to do such a thing, well... you have found the right place. I have found that a well rounded person is balanced in the areas of Mental, Spiritual, Physical and Financial pursuits. I do not have all of the answers , yet I share what I have learned on my personal exploration. Through my sharing, I am sure we can find common ground.

Though we are seeking answers together, it doesn't have to be always serious. Laughter and just being a plain smart ass is good medicine for the soul. TRUTH is a excellent truth serum as well. I usually publish new blog post two times per week and I always deliver content to make you think and laugh. Thus, if you do not mind getting a smile on your face and top grade gas in your tank, sign up for the latest blog post and updates on myself Jassiri Nassor and Thought Elevation Ola.