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“As a man thinks, so is he. As he continues to think, so he remains.” – Napoleon Hill I recently saw a video encouraging wives to be grateful to side chicks because the latter save them from the onerous task of servicing their husbands after a long day of full-time work and household chores. While one can appreciate the proposal to outsource this ‘chore,’ such an attitude smacks of a general complacency and acceptance of the nationally-crippling habit of womanizing. Defined here as the attitude of engaging in numerous casual sexual affairs with women, womanizing is the constant pursuit of…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 19:25

The meaning of death and resurrection

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THE MEANING OF DEATH AND RESURRECTION Ozodi Thomas Osuji To be dead is to live in the human body. The human body is the tomb, the sepulcher and the burial ground of the sons of God. People are buried in their bodies. To resurrect from death is to wake up from body, to live outside body. When you get outside your body and know that you are alive you have resurrected from death. Jesus was crucified meant that he, like all of us, lived in body; Jesus died meant that he lived in body; Jesus resurrected from death meant that…
The purpose of this essay is first to give thoughts to the proposition that my country is dead, or on threshold of dying if death had not occurred on October 1,1960. Someone says that Nigeria died decades ago? This essay's second purpose is to distinguish a person's death from a country's death; and finally to argue that, unless certain preventative measures are taken and taken seriously, the death of Nigeria would be guaranteed. We know that "Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18)" mean? There is no greater vision than these: Let us cease imitating and copying…
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 06:20

We are the dreamers of the dream

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I AM THE DREAMER OF THE DREAM, I AM NOT A VICTIM OF THE WORLD YOU ARE THE DREAMER OF THE WORLD, YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM OF THE WORLD WE ARE THE DREAMERS OF THE WORLD, WE ARE NOT VICTIMS OF THE WORLD Ozodi Thomas Osuji After you have studied a thought system you write down what you understand to be its teaching and then decide whether it is true and if it is true whether you want to live it; if you want to live it you do so but if not you move on to other things.…
DREAMS ARE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE NEED TO CHANGE IN OUR LIVES Ozodi Thomas Osuji Freudian psychology teaches that we have several parts to our minds, including id, ego and superego; and conscious and unconscious parts. The id is our natural instincts such as sex and aggression; we have urges to satisfy those instincts; the superego is our learned and internalized social norms checking the id instincts; the ego is kind of like a referee mediating between the id (nature) and the superego (society/civilization), balancing them. For example, the id tells you to have sex with all the good…
ARE YOU A LEADER AND IF SO WHAT KIND OF LEADER ARE YOU? Ozodi Thomas Osuji I am in the process of starting an educational organization. Therefore, I have to pause and answer a few pertinent questions. Am I a leader and if so what kind of leader am I? What does my antecedent leadership behavior tell me about my leadership style and how can I improve it? First of all, what do leaders do? One must first understand what leaders do and evaluate whether one does what leaders do and how one does it. So, what do leaders do…
Saturday, 29 July 2017 05:05

Real self realized

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In relating to my writing please skip them if they do not make sense to you; each of us is at a different stage in our emotional, mental and spiritual evolution on planet earth. What I write may not yet be for you although they may be so in the future. My writing will appeal to those who want to know who their real self is and want to wake up from the false ego selves we live as while on earth, the dream of self-forgetfulness, the dream of separation; we are always unified with one another and with our…
THE PURSUIT OF EGO IDEAL IS WAR ON YOUR REAL SELF; IT IS NOW TIME FOR PEACE BY STOPPING THE WAR ON YOURSELF Ozodi Thomas Osuji The desire for the ideal self is a ruse for one to use one's mind to keep attacking another part of one's mind, the real mind. The false mind, that is, the ideal mind and ideal self, attacks the real mind; the real mind is associated with body; a body seen as not good enough, just as God is seen as not good enough hence justifying attack both of them hence attacking the real…
WHEN YOU SAY GOODBYE TO FEAR YOU ALSO SAY GOODBYE TO ANGER Ozodi Thomas Osuji CORRECTING THE ERRORS IN DEPENDENT PERSONALITY Three days ago I went to a talk. I came back and wrote it up and sent a copy to the person who gave the talk. I also sent a copy to one of the participants. Also three days ago I called someone at my school and left a message, in fact, I called her the next day and also left a message in her voice mail as well as with the receptionist. None of the above three persons…
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 18:36

Your dreams teach you about you

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IT IS ONES MIND THAT DREAMS PERSECUTION FOR ONE; NO OTHER PERSONS PERSECUTE ONE Ozodi Thomas Osuji DREAM INTERPRETATION JULY 23, 2017 10: 57 PM In this dream I was lying on my bed; I felt that an unknown force is preventing me from getting up from the bed, making me unable to even roll sideways on the bed; I did not see what the force is and began speculating on what it could be; I wondered whether it could be evil souls or even ghosts in my bedroom. Finally, I decided to force myself to roll off the bed…
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:18

America is not a democracy

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AMERICA IS NOT A DEMOCRACY AND THEREFORE CANNOT TEACH OTHER COUNTRIES ABOUT DEMOCRACY Ozodi Thomas Osuji A few minutes ago I read the news provided by my smart phone; it said that the Iraqi vice president, Al Maliki is in Moscow, Russia saying that his country needs Russia to help it solve its problems, and build democracy; he said that since the Americans came to Iraq fourteen years ago and overthrew Saddam Hussein, with the promise of giving Iraqis democracy, that all they have given them is wars and chaos. He said that he has now realized that America cannot…
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:51

An overview of Hinduism and Buddhism

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Today, I got up in the morning thinking about the yogas and wrote a little piece explaining the Hindu concept of yoga. The moment I was done with it and shared it, it occurred to me that for folks to understand what the yogas are they have to have some understanding of Hinduism. But who has the time to try to explain Hinduism and its offshoot, Buddhism? Oh, well, you cannot allow an unfinished business to be left hanging out there. Therefore, I decided to give an overview of Hinduism and Buddhism and do so in less than six pages…
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:13

The five yoga approaches to God

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Hinduism has five main yogas. Yoga is Sanskrit word for our efforts to reconnect to our creator. At present we are supposed to be separated from God and yoga tries to reconnect us to God. To yoke, which is what yoga means, is to rejoin ourselves back to God, to reconnect to God. Patanjali, a Hindu thinker of over two thousand years ago, posited Jnana Yoga, Bhakta Yoga, Karma Yoga, Raja Yoga and Tantra Yoga. Over time, two other yogas, Hartha Yoga and Ayurveda Yoga emerged. Hinduism teaches that each of us has a yoga path fitted to his temperament…
Biological Traumas Are Causal Factors In Personality Disorders Date: July 24, 2017 To: Bruce Bibee, LPC From: Ozodi Osuji, PhD (907) 310-8176 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subject: Your presentation yesterday. Your presentation yesterday at the ATOM center of Anchorage, Alaska prompted me to write the following piece. I will think more of it and if it still makes sense to me develop it further and send it out to an appropriate journal for publication. Thank you for the excellent talk you gave us on developmental psychology and how traumatic experiences disrupt child development and possibly cause dissociative disorders and or post-traumatic- stress disorder…
Monday, 24 July 2017 12:44

On White Americans

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Marvin Robinson, I decided to expand my little vignette on your yesterday's post at Facebook. Below is the expanded version of my little piece. It kind of tells you my political philosophy; I am a social democrat in the mode of Bernie Sanders; however, I differ from Mr. Sanders in that I am not a pacifist; I am a hawk; I want us to go defeat Muslim Jihadists before they convert us to their seventh century primitive, theocratic society. AMERICA WAS BUILT ON SLAVERY; THE SLAVE AND SLAVE MASTER LIVED IN FEAR, NOT FREEDOM Ozodi Thomas Osuji If you observe…
To Be In Heaven While Still On Earth Is To Have No Self Concept Ozodi Thomas Osuji What does it mean to say that a person is in hell? It is very simple; it means that one has a separated self-concept, an idea that one thinks that one is; that idea says that one is different from other people, the whole, God and one defends that self-concept. One makes up a self-concept (using one's body and social experience) and believes that it is who one is and defends it. If other people like it one gets along with them and…
Saturday, 22 July 2017 09:44

What is a healed mind?

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WHAT IS A HEALED MIND? Ozodi Thomas Osuji INTRODUCTION: You hear folks talk a lot about healing and been healed. After reading the below vignette please evaluate your understanding of what healing means Vis a Vis the message of the vignette. The idea is expatiated in my forthcoming 1200 pages book, living from love. To understand a healed mind you have to first understand what an unhealed mind is. What is an unhealed mind? What is a sick mind? A sick mind is a mind that is separated from God. Sickness is separation from God. If separation of mind from…
Friday, 21 July 2017 20:38

On people seeking worth

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OSUJIS DAILY NOTES ON PEOPLE SEEKING EXISTENTIAL WORTH Ozodi Thomas Osuji I AM THE ONE WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH TITLES What a person observes people do that bothers him is actually his problem rather than other folks problems. Psychoanalysts call this projection (ego defense mechanism). I am the one with a problem when it comes to the foolery that Nigerians make of themselves logging their titles around. It bothered me no end seeing Nigerians giving themselves empty titles. I know that they are doing it, giving themselves titles, to make them seem important. What do you want them to…
Friday, 21 July 2017 09:01

We choose to live in bodies

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WE CHOOSE TO LIVE IN BODIES Ozodi Thomas Osuji Let us consider our lives in bodies, our present existence. We all know that each of us has the ability to end his life in body. If you choose to, right now, you can commit suicide and end your life in body. It is as simple as that. You go to the store, buy a gun and bullets and go pump those bullets into your head and you are dead. You may choose a less gruesome method of dying by taking, say, cyanide and get it over with in seconds. If…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 23:50

Forgiveness and the world of light forms

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FORGIVENESS AND THE WORLD OF LIGHT FORMS Ozodi Thomas Osuji THERE IS NO WORLD AND YOU PROJECT OUT A WORLD AND GIVE IT ALL THE VALUE AND MEANING IT HAS FOR YOU; YOU COULD ALSO GIVE IT ANOTHER MEANING, THE ONE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT OR GIVE IT UP AND RETURN TO GOD Work book lessons 1-50 What is A course in miracles teaching? It is teaching that the world we see is not actually there and that we projected it out and give it all the meaning it has for us; beyond the meaning we give to it, it…
You probably have heard it said that some people are teachers of love, aka God. A teacher of love teaches the perennial philosophy that all human beings are the same and coequal and that they are created by God and remain as God created them, innocent, guiltless, sinless and holy despite the evil they seem to do on earth. Teachers of God have studied their earthly characters and understood them to be egoistic and decided to completely let go of identification with the ego self-concept and embrace a different self-concept, still a conceptual self (hence still a false self for…
INTRODUCTION Human beings have pondered and written tons of literature on human nature; many of these cogitations are good reading and if one has not read some of them one ought to do so. Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Berkeley, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, James, Bergson, Sartre, Jasper, Heidegger, Freud, Adler, Jung, Buddha, Shankara, Ramanujan and others are a good way to appreciate serious thinkers' perspectives on human nature. In this piece, I will, building on my personal experience and observation of people, add my perception of what it means to be a human being. I have…
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:57

Living from love

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LIVING FROM LOVE Ozodi Thomas Osuji PERCEPTION IS PROJECTION The thesis of A course in miracles is that perception is projection; it says that the world we see with our naked, physical eyes does not exist out there apart from us but, instead, is projected out by our minds. The choice we now have is to look at that world with the ego's or Holy Spirit's eyes. In the day time the world is projected out by our collective minds and at night by our individual minds; because our day world is projected out by our collective minds it is…
Monday, 17 July 2017 10:38

Perception is projection

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While in Europe, I received an email from one of my Anchorage, Alaska A course in miracles group members, Jon Pratt. He told us that finally the entire A course in miracles has been published. If you are a student of a course in miracles, you already know that professor Helen Schucman (a professor at the department of psychology at Columbia University, New York City, USA) took down the inner voice she heard in her handwriting, and sometimes in shorthand. She then had the chairman of her psychology department, Professor William Thetford type her handwritten material. After he had typed…
When my father died, as with such occasions, all manner of relatives came calling, both known and unknown. However, no obscure relative’s visit caused as much consternation as that of a young lady in full hijab. My brother-in-law, a pastor, was alarmed particularly when the lady refused to lift her veil nor respond when he asked who she was. Fortunately, my recently widowed mother overheard the interrogation and beckoned her to a non-male occupied space where they could talk in private. Later, Mom revealed that she was one of my aunt’s four daughters. This aunt, though raised a Christian, had…