Sunday, June 16, 2024

Kgosi Kgafela II

“And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof…Six days thou shalt do thy work and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed” (Exodus Chapter 23 verse 10 &12 KJV)

Dear Reader

The year 2015 is special in many ways. It is our seventh year after six years (2008-2014) of much labour at the thrones (Bakgatla Ba Kgafela) since 20th September 2008. 2015 is the year where each must reap what they have sown. The numbers making up 2015 add up to 8 (2+0+1+5=8). The number 8 is said to be a number of Destiny. It is esoterically depicted as the lady liberty holding a sword in the right hand pointing heavenwards with a balance in the left hand. Such is the symbol of divine justice, the sword pointing up for judgement when ones karmas (di- kgaba) have been weighed in the scales. Gittanjali Elizabeth Mordecai (And God Spoke in Numbers- p 290) says this of Destiny 8:

‘Governed by the Planet of Destiny Himself, Saturn, it signifies gains through journeys, changes on the personal and professional front and a return from the ashes; resurrection and a new life. It usually succeeds after mid-life through circumstantial changes beyond its control…’

Consistent with the quoted wisdom, our tribe has undergone a remarkable journey of challenges in Botswana and South Africa in the past six years 2009-2014. Through these challenges, we have exposed the truth where it mattered most, consequent to which we have gained valuable lessons about the status of society and the future we should build. Our names have indeed risen from the ashes (in publication of The King’s Journal) and resurrected a new life through serendipitous circumstances. Thus, if six years we have toiled in Christ, then this seventh (2015), we must reap and rest according to the dictates of esoteric number 8; and the commandments of Moses.

The Greatest Lessons learnt so far, are those of forgiveness; where we shall find in 2015 people forgiving their adversaries for the perceived wrongs committed – as King David did in 2 Samuel Chapter 18 & 19. The forgiveness discussed is not the false type designed to conceal cowardice, or to obfuscate responsibility; but one that comes from the bottom of the heart, as a result of having appreciated the lessons of Nature arising in a challenge: And applying those lessons in a way aimed at bringing about a miracle of change taught in the book ‘A Course in Miracles’:

“Can you imagine how beautiful those you forgive will look to you? In no fantasy have you ever seen anything so lovely. Nothing you see here, sleeping or waking, comes near to such loveliness. And nothing will you value like unto this, nor hold so dear. Nothing that you remember that made your heart sing with joy has ever brought you even a little part of the happiness this sight will bring you.” (p.352 paragraph 1 lines 1-5: The forgiven World)
We wish you a happy life in 2015.

By Kgosi Kgolo Kgafela Kgafela ii

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