Spiritual Life
Heaven ~ Nirvana ~ Zion
heaven  (or heavens)
The dwelling place of God, the angels, and the souls of those who
have gained salvation; a place of the greatest peace and beauty. (
Compare hell.)

heaven. (n.d.). The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural
Literacy, Third Edition. Retrieved March 07, 2012, from
Dictionary.com website:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/heaven
nirvana  [(neer- vah -nuh, nur- vah -nuh)]
In Buddhism, the highest state of consciousness, in which the soul is freed
from all desires and attachments. Nirvana  is sometimes inaccurately used
as a synonym for heaven or paradise.

Nirvana. (n.d.). The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural
Literacy, Third Edition. Retrieved March 07, 2012, from Dictionary.com
website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Nirvana
Zion
Heaven regarded as the city of God and the final abode of his elect

any form of social organization, way of life, or life after death
regarded as an ultimate goal

a religious community or its site, regarded as chosen by God and
under his special protection

zion. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged
10th Edition. Retrieved March 29, 2012, from Dictionary.com
website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/zion
Cultural Dictionary
Spirituality

Any conscious and intelligent existence of pertaining to, or affecting
the highest or purest moral or intellectual qualities temporal.

Definitions from the New International Webster’s Student Dictionary
Our Philosophy on Spiritual Life...
Blessed is the man or woman who
walks in the Council of the Godly,
sits in the Congregation of the Righteous,
and Standeth with the Faithful,
for Our delight is in the light of the law of our God and King,
and in His law do we meditate day and night
for We shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water
bringing forth His fruit in His season
Our life shall blossom and whatsoever we doeth shall prosper.
The Godly are Seen and shall be a light to the blessed
for Our God and King
Emperor Haile Selassie I
Knoweth the way of the righteous and the way of the blessed be
everliving.
Dwell in the secret place of the Most High...
...ancient Afrikan symbolic language was highly developed and
tends to mean something quite different than the infantile
interpretations the present level of modern man's lack of
understanding has reduced it to.  Firstly, how does one dwell in the
secret place of the Most High?  The answer is simple.  By going
inside of yourself.  Going inside yourself through prayer and
meditation is probably the quickest way in which you can make
contact with the Creator.  Sages of the ancient Afrikan High Culture
civilizations taught that this was the best method of attuning
oneself with the "light which lighteth every man that cometh into
the world" and that self-control in your thoughts and actions
released the energy forces which align you with the Creative Power
that brought you into being and the laws of nature which sustain
your existence.  So in essence, dwelling in "the secret place of the
Most High" denotes a quiet state of meditation.

...For you can, of your own free will, create a healthy atmosphere for
yourself and your family.  To do this you must first be able to
experience yourself before everything else gets a hold of you;
therefore, you must come under the shadow of the protective wing
of the Almighty.  That is attune yourself with your Creator by taking
some time out of each day to get alone and be quiet so you can
make contact and communicate with your own thoughts, your own
feelings and inner being.  Therein is the beginning of wisdom and
the strengthening of your ability to make the right choices and
consciously be an example to help bring about the corrective
changes so greatly needed in our communities on an individual as
well as a collective basis.  This is the true function of an angel.

Barashango, I. (1989).
Afrikan Woman the Original Guardian Angel.
Silver Spring: IVth Dynasty Publishing Company.
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