Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pin the Tail on the Funky! What's defeating you and your Practice?

To Capture a Booty You Must Attack from the Back! 

Om Kriya Babaji Namah Aum!

Hey Soul-Starrs!

I know you are wondering what does Montana Deleon and Dr. Funkenstein have to do with Yoga?  Everything! The genius of Funkadelic was they used the Old Black Preaching Style of wrapping up vital lessons in codes. The Star Chile character was what Black People once were and his mission was to educate and restore us to that legacy. "We have come to RECLAIM the pyramids!" His Arch Nemesis was SirNoseDevoidofFunk. He was a corporate, bland, faceless shuck and jive, soulless Brotha determined never to dance and implement his philosophy across the Funky Universe.

The Albums told a story.  By the time "Gloryhellastupid" came out, Sir Nose had won! He turned Star Chile into a Mule by pinning the tail on the Funky.  How did he do it?  He attacked from the back! Over the course of each album, Sir Nose wore the Star Child and the rest of the Funk Mob down little by little.  He used distraction.  For every victory the Funk Mob achieved, he slowly eroded the Funk Mob's supporters, with cheap highs, quick fixes and thrills.  Most of all the Funk Mob became to big to move quickly and adapt to the forces they batled against.  Sir Nose, understanding this simply performed a Rear manueveur and pinned the tail on the Funky! Making Starchile look foolish, he took away his power and was able to conquer the Funky Universe.

What Mista Jaycee?  In plain terms, he let Star Child tire himself out. The Funk Mob had been so busy fighting against distractions that they didn't realize that they themselves were distracted and fooled.

Sir Nose Pinned the Tail on the Funky To turn Star Chile into a Mule

So what's tripping you up? What's keeping you from progressing on the Eight Fold Path? What's hindering your growth or stunting your practice?  Have you stopped practicing completely? Is that Yoga mat gathering dust?  Do you practice your asanas everyday? Why not? 

If your mat is in the corner dusty then you probally feel you're Too busy at work or just too tired? Maybe you're getting impatient or even lazy. Hey, it happens and that's part of the journey too.
Maybe your Yoga buddies aren't going to class anymore and it feels lonely in class by yourself?  See, Sir Nose is wearing you down.  Ask yourself, Where are you practicing? Who's around you when you pull out your mat?  Does everyone in your household understand your practice or do they just make fun or criticize it? It's up to you to find a place to practice and not listen to the negative talk.  They don't know the benefits that come from a fruitful yoga practice but YOU DO so why are you allowing the "Ignant"  to determine what happenes to you?

One of my yoga instructors George Dudley advised us that when we are meditating, for instance, and we are concentrating on our mantras, all manner of random negative thoughts will pop in your head. It is YOUR CHOICE weather or not you grab ahold of them and take them into your spirit. 

You are in control of your practice and you are in control of what you take into your spirit as well.  And with that you can avoid being defeated by negative talk and other people's agendas. Dig? 

Om Shanti Baby!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!