Peace and Blessings. I am building today for Mother's (of Civilization) Day, 2009. I am Mother to the beautiful young queen, Nyaa Asantewa Shabazz, who is understanding (3) years of age. She has brought such understanding to my cipher by way of her growth and development, her innocence, and her will and determination to live up to the strong name that I gave her. I am the Mother of her Civilization. I also co-exist as Mother of Civilization with my sisters to their children, our immediate communities, our ciphers, our parliaments, our Rallies, and our NATION.
WHAT IS A MOTHER? A mother can be a noun, an adjective, or a verb. It can simply mean a female parent, but it also means the source or origin of. It means maternal tenderness or affection, or something that is an extreme or ultimate example of. It means to give birth to, or can mean to care for or protect.
WHAT IS CIVILIZATION? Our lessons teach us that Civilization means "One having knowledge, wisdom, understanding, culture, refinement, and is not a savage in the pursuit of happiness." (17:40) The dictionary sources civilization as "a relatively high level of cultural and technological development; specifically the stage of cultural development at which writing and the keeping of written records is attained. It also refers to the process of becoming civilized.
Being a Mother of Civilization in this day and time is not the same as it used to be. As with all things in life, we must refine and grow with the changes in the environment around us. Today, there is greater knowledge, greater economical demand and accountability, greater educational and nutritional risk to our children's well-being, and overall, a greater need to equip them with the tools and faculties they will need in order to become and remain successful, knowledgeable, and financially stable adults. Although this demand for our resources has increased exponentially in this age, the one thing that has not increased greatly, are the RESOURCES! Therefore, much of that burden falls on our backs to be that "one" who will feed our children and communities the knowledge, wisdom, understanding, culture, and refinement, without losing the knowledge of our OWN selves, and thus, assisting in the development of our culture. Many of us are still working to accomplish this in single-parent homes, on single-parent incomes. The community organizations are overburdened themselves and can barely assist many of us with those plus lessons of completing our GEDs, or post-high school education, technology courses, resume writing, low or free-cost daycare and healthcare, quality schooling when we cannot afford to not work and home school our children ourselves. Now, in the 21st century, this is a great opportunity for all of the Mothers of Civilization to refine the “one” from being a single individual to constituting a UNIFIED entity of two or more Mothers of Civilization; all working together, pooling our resources, building relationships between our children, co-op-ing our childcare and home school needs so that we stay on that ONE accord of building civilization, for the common purpose of elevating ourselves, our children, and in turn, our Nation.
Assuming the title as Mother of Civilization indicates a great level of respect as well as a great level of responsibility as the black woman with knowledge of herself to not only BE the Mother of Civilization, however to also DO the duty of a Mother of Civilization. We do this, everyday, tirelessly, without want for reward, praise, or luxury.
This is why it is so important for us to continue to bond together, lean on each other, learn from each other, and gather together to combine our resources for the perpetuation of our duty, to raising and growing a civilized Nation, thus the development or that “writing” of the cultural or historical record of Nation is embossed in our babies.
It’s not always easy to come together for that common cause. Sometimes its not just the simple resource we need to make it happen – but also the way in which the resource is utilized, who is utilizing them and what is the best methodology to make those said resources stretch into the portions we need to, in an effort to reach the most effective solution.
There’s no greater reward to being and doing as the Mother of Civilization than to see our children progress developmentally, culturally, educationally, and to also see ourselves gain strength in our own learning, financial power, relationships with our God, sisterhood with the Earths, the travel through our lessons, and all of the 21 ciphers that we balance, rotate, and revolved on a daily basis. In addition, there is much more to us being “Mothers” such as being that source or origin of Original Woman on this planet; we are caring and protective of our environments and will only for the best.
Add on, Family...
What do you see are attributes, challenges, and/or blessings in being Mother of Civilization in this day and time?
Victorious Lanasia Earth