I’m Loving Me Project Interview with Benu Xanamara Ma’at

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Founded in 2018, the goal of the I’m Loving Me Project is to share the stories of 1 million women in order to encourage, inspire, and empower all women. Earlier this year on January 5th I’m Loving Me Project team member LaTasha Monique, founder of Mommy Morebucks, interviewed SoulFire Phoenix Queen, Phoenix Queens of the Nation  and Cipher of the Master Teachers founder Benu Xanamara Ma’at for a very honest and open discussion about transformation, rebirth and the importance of advocacy and giving back to others… Click on the link below to check it out!!!

I’m Loving Me Project Interview with Benu Xanamara Ma’at

In Greek Mythology, a phoenix is a bird that is born again from its own ashes. Benu Xanamara Ma’at discusses how the bird relates to her and how she helps others in the community be reborn after life takes you down unexpected paths. Please check out her page www.phoenixqueensofthenation.com to stay informed of Benu’s work.

Phoenix Rising

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Eye was listening to the following beat and it took me back to a piece of art Eye made back in 2015 called Gods Cry/Phoenix Rise (above) and inspired the following poem…

Gods Cry
Broken sorrow they cannot hide
Every time the Benu Bird dies
From Her Own 
Her Own Ashes….
 
Gods Cry
Broken sorrow they cannot hide
Every time the Benu Bird dies
From Her Own Ashes
The Phoenix Will Rise
 
No more Westing
No more Resting
Phoenix Rising
Soul on Fire
 
Everything
Is slowly changing
She feels the Neteru crying
 
Every tear shed takes Her Higher
Every tear shed takes Her Higher
 
This is what it feels like when the SoulFire Phoenix Rises
 
No more Westing
No more Resting
Phoenix Rising
Soul on Fire
 
Everything
Is slowly changing
She feels the Neteru crying
 
Every tear shed takes Her Higher
Every tear shed takes Her Higher
 
This is what it feels like when the SoulFire Phoenix Rises
 
Gods Cry
As Phoenix Rises
Higher and Higher
Her Soul’s On Fire
Rise Phoenix Rise
 
Gods Cry
Broken sorrow they cannot hide
Every time the Benu Bird dies
From Her Own Ashes
The Phoenix Will Rise
 
And Rise
And Rise
The Phoenix will Rise 
And Rise
And Rise
The Phoenix will Rise
Rise
Rise
Rise
 
Soul on Fire
Phoenix Rising
Soul on Fire
Phoenix Rising
Rising
 
Rise Phoenix Rise
Rise Phoenix Rise
Rise Phoenix Rise
And Rise
And Rise
And Rise
 
No more Westing
No more Resting
Phoenix Rising
Soul on Fire
 
No more Westing
No more Resting
 
Phoenix Rise
Phoenix Rise
Phoenix Rise
Phoenix Rise
 
Phoenix Rise
Phoenix Rise
Phoenix Rise
Phoenix Rise
 
Cause Gods Cry
Broken sorrow they cannot hide
Every time the Benu Bird dies
From Her Own Ashes
The Phoenix Will
 
Rise
Rise
Rise
Rise
Rise
Rise
Rise
Phoenix Rising
 
Rise
Rise
Rise
Rise
Rise
Rise
Rise
Phoenix Rising
 
No more Westing
No more Westing
 
No more Resting
No more Resting
 
Phoenix Rising
Phoenix Rising
 
Soul on Fire
Soul on Fire
 
Everything
Is slowly changing
She feels the Neteru crying
 
Every tear shed takes Her Higher
Every tear shed takes Her Higher
Every tear shed takes Her Higher
Every tear shed takes Her Higher
 
Everything
Is slowly changing
She feels the Neteru crying
 
Rise!
 
So Beautiful
 
Oh so Beautiful
Oh so Beautiful
Oh so Beautiful
More than you even know
 
Oh so Beautiful
Oh so Beautiful
Oh so Beautiful
More than you even know
 
Oh so Beautiful
Oh so Beautiful
Oh so Beautiful
 
So Beautiful
 
Oh so Beautiful
Oh so Beautiful
Oh so Beautiful
 
SoulFire Rise
Just let it Rise
So Beautiful
 
So Beautiful
More than you know
 
So Beautiful
More than you know
 
Soul
Fire
Phoenix
Rise…..

The Heliopolitan System

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THE HELIOPOLITAN SYSTEM IS ANOTHER, DIFFERENT ARTICULATION OF THE ANCIENT KEMETIC CONCEPT OF THE CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE. THE GOD ATUM IS THE CENTRAL FIGURE IN THIS SYSTEM’S ACCOUNT OF CREATION. UNLIKE AMUN, ATUM COULD BE REGARDED AS A PROXIMATE CAUSE OF CREATION IN THAT AMUN HAD EARLIER PROVIDED THE EXISTENCE OF CHAOS FROM WHICH THE PRIMEVAL MOUND AROSE, AND ON OR FROM WHICH ATUM STARTED SELF-DEVELOPMENT. AFTER HE DEVELOPED HIMSELF, HE COMMENCED THE CREATION OF SHU AND TEFNUT WHO IN THEIR TURN COMPLETED THE CREATION OF THE ENNEAD AND THE MATERIAL WORLD. THE ENNEAD IS A SET OF NINE GODS MADE UP OF FOUR MALE-FEMALE COUPLES PLUS ATUM THE ORIGINAL CREATOR IN THE HELIOPOLITAN SYSTEM OF ANCIENT KEMETIC COSMOGONY:

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The Heliopolitan Theological System declares that in the beginning there was nothing but immense chaos, Nun, thought to be an ocean or shapeless magma containing, none the less potential life. In this chaos there had been a conscious principle in existence since antiquity began, the god Atum, whose name means “the Whole,” “the Complete,” emphasized his abstract and somewhat metaphysical nature.

This god was the first of a divine line with each ensuring generation representing one aspect or element of the universe. Along and without any female counterpart, Atum succeeded in fertilizing himself to produce the first divine couple,

The Heliopolitan Theological System declares that in the beginning there was nothing but immense chaos, Nun, thought to be an ocean or shapeless magma containing, none the less potential life. In this chaos there had been a conscious principle in existence since antiquity began, the god Atum, whose name means “the Whole,” “the Complete,” emphasized his abstract and somewhat metaphysical nature.

This god was the first of a divine line with each ensuring generation representing one aspect or element of the universe. Along and without any female counterpart, Atum succeeded in fertilizing himself to produce the first divine couple, Su and Tefnut. Su was the personification of air, in the sense of the void, and also in the sense of a life giving substance, whereas his sister/consort, Tefnut, whose role was less clearly defined, represented the moisture in the atmosphere. From this first couple came Geb, the earth god, and Nut, the sky goddess, making the second couple. Shu was depicted standing in between the two raising and holding the body of the sky-goddess above the earth god. From the couple came the other four divinities: Osiris and Isis, Seth and Nephthys. This Heliopolitan System continued until there were eight gods, nine including Atum, ruling the universe. Atum eventually became associated with Re, the major Egyptian sun-god. This theological system which began in the Delta, at Heliopolis not far from the head of the Delta, was very well accepted because Atum could easily be made chief god in a local area, or a local goddess could become his consort, which eventually increased the Egyptian pantheon.

The acceptance of the sun-god, Re/Atum, greatly fitted the mindset of the ancient Egyptians living along the Nile. The sun was seen as the barque crossing the ocean of the sky in the daytime, and the night boat which carried from one critical point to the other to begin his journey across the sky again. In this way the people thought the sun god’s journey was uninterrupted.