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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 18:52

God is light and other matters

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From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: I deliberately throw out nuggets of information that cross my mind on a regular basis. I know that if a reader is smart he can take just one of the ideas I give away for free, think about it and develop it and even write a doctoral dissertation on it! GOD IS LIGHT LIGHT CONTAINS INFORMATION AND IS CREATIVE Physics has established that light energy exists; it has shown that light energy, which came out of nowhere during the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago, contains infinite information. It has established that light energy transformed…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 17:44

Life Is A Big Nothing

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Enyim (my dear friend, fellow Nigerian), you're nothing. Are you nothing or are you nothing for nothing? You are both nothing and nothing for nothing if you 're waiting for your house to fall apart, go to the wrack and ruin, collapse, break up, disintegrate, go to inferno because you haven't stolen your millions as many Nigerian politicians have done before you, The purpose of this essay is to talk about nothing. Nothing. Nothing. And nothing. That's what life is all about. Nothing. What is the purpose of our life? What is the value? Why are my fellow travelers and…
Fela Kuti was a revolutionary African musician, the inventor of a genre which he called ‘Afro-Beat’ and the scourge of successive military dictatorships and civilian governments whose misrule of Nigeria has blighted the development of Africa’s most populated country. Fela was an iconoclast who challenged the powerful in society, a rebel whose bohemian lifestyle traversed the boundaries of socially prescribed behaviour as well as a social commentator whose lyrics, often suffused with coruscating barbs and comical vignettes, laid bare the daily tragedy of the lives of the suffering African proletariat. His death twenty years ago was mourned by millions of…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 02:37

The Death of the Nri 419 Scam!

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THE DEATH OF THE NRI 419 SCAM (HISTORY) Ozodi Thomas Osuji Today, the result of DNA studies conducted by a group of Jews to find out if Igbos are really Jews, as some deluded Igbos claimed, came out (see reference, below). The result is that Igbos are not even remotely related to Jews in DNA structure! I did not have to study DNA to know that fact. When Igbos began making the baseless claim that they are Jews all I did was look at their language and concluded that they are not Jews. Igbo language is part of the Kwa,…
Sunday, 06 August 2017 23:05

On the Ozubulu church massacre

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REGARDING THE SUNDAY MORNING MASSACRE AT SAINT PHILIPS CHURCH OZUBULU Date: August 6, 2017 TO: Jerome Niang From: Ozodiobi Osuji Subject: The Killing at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra state, Nigeria At 5 AM, Alaska Time, I had calls from Nigeria about the killings at a church at Ozubulu. Some folks in my village attended Zikston Grammar School at Ozubulu so they keep in touch with the town. They sent to me pictures of the gruesome killings at Saint Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu. I could not believe what I was looking at. Apparently, some thugs brazenly went into a…
SOCIETIES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY LEVELS OF SELF AWARENESS; IGBO SOCIETY AND IGBO PEOPLE LACK INTROSPECTION AND WISDOM When you look at Igbos you observe that they are driven to succeed, as the world considers success to be. They want to achieve great things; they want to have prestigious social positions and have money. The moment they have some money they begin boasting about their wealth and looking down on those they believe that they have more money than. As you see them do these things you immediately conclude that they are very childish. Just about all non-Igbos see Igbos as…
JUDGMENT SEPARATES THE JUDGER FROM THE PEOPLE HE JUDGES Ozodi Thomas Osuji If you judge you and people, as good or bad, you will not make friends of you and the people you judged. People do not like to be judged, as good or bad; they just want you to accept them as they are without judgment. Therefore, if people see you as a judger they would not become your friends; they would avoid your company. They leave you alone and you live a lonely existence. Judgement separates you from the people you judge and makes you live a separated…
Friday, 04 August 2017 20:43

Living fearlessly, living in the night

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LIVING FEARLESSLY, LIVING IN THE LIGHT Ozodi Thomas Osuji Have you ever pondered what living fearlessly would entail? Clearly, at the moment, we live in fear. If you live in body you live in fear and just about all that we do is motivated by fear and need to protect our bodies. Why do we set up governments? We set up governments to protect our bodies and egos from harm and destruction by other persons; we hire police to protect us; we set up courts and hire judges to send those who could harm us to jails and prisons; we…
WE SEEK OTHER PEOPLES APPROVAL BECAUSE OF OUR DESIRE TO LIVE IN BODY Ozodi Thomas Osuji This is an addendum to the essay that I wrote this morning pointing out how fear makes African-Americans to tolerate slavery, racism and makes Africans to tolerate bad governance by their thievish leaders and makes human beings in general to abide by the tyrants that rule them. If people did not fear death they would challenge their leaders and if they are killed that would be better than living as second class citizens. Why do we seek other people's approval and attention? It is…
DESIRE TO LIVE IN BODY IS AT THE ROOT OF FEAR, ANGER, DEPRESSION AND PARANIOA Ozodi Thomas Osuji Human beings were born with the desire to live in body and ego separated selves; other animals appear to have similar desires. The desire to live in body and ego leads to perception of danger and threat to the body and ego one wants to live in; one sees what could destroy one's body and ego and runs from it or fights it. It is the desire for life in body that causes one to have fear (and anger); that fear is…
ADDENDUM TO THE MEANING OF DEATH AND RESURRECTION Ozodi Thomas Osuji Clearly, in our world we do see children born and grow up, age and die. We do see sick people. No one is denying what we all see with our naked eyes. The point that needs to be added to this empirical observation is that all these things are taking place in dreams. In our nightly dreams we see people get born, grow up and die but when we wake up in the morning we know that none of those things actually happened. Birth and death takes place in…
“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…