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GENERAL TAMBIKO

We call upon the Creative forces of the Universe in their proper Afrikan names as Kuru Maseba, Maa Ngala, Ngewo, and the many other Afrikan utterances. We call upon this energy to first thank you for this gathering, for blessing us with continued life and for putting us on the road of ReAfrikanization and spiritual reconnection with traditional Afrika.

[here the presider will pour some of the water from one cup to the next and say "Ashe"(ah-shay)-which is a Yoruba term for "So Be It"]

Next we call upon the energies of the Ancestors and the Spirits in their proper and correct Afrikan languages as Buli, Abosom, Nsamanfo, Benbaw and the many Afrikan utterances. We call upon this energy to first thank it for guiding us, being with us, for constantly steering us away from evil and being that voice in our minds that keeps us on the path of Afrikan righteousness. We call upon these Ancestral energies to guide our mouths, grasp our hearts and grip us wholly in a way that we have no choice but to be the best Afrikans we were sent here to be.

[here again the presider will pour some of the water from one cup to the next and say "Ashe"(ah-shay)-which is a Yoruba term for "So Be It"]

Lastly and firstly so the circle will not be broken, we call upon the force of the children… the Bila, the Watoto, those who have yet been born, those in the womb and those in their infancy. We call upon your energy to give us the drive of our youth when we get close to burnout; to give us the passion to keep learning when hope seems temporarily lost; to keep us honest with ourselves in that we must constantly check our present actions and make sure that what we are doing will benefit the Watoto in the future. We ask this energy to move us to action whatever the answer to the question may be. If we are doing right, may the Watoto continue to bless our endeavors. If the Watoto tell us our actions must be changed, we ask for the courage, strength and wherewithal to change and get back on the proper course for our Afrikan liberation of the self and the collective.

[The presider will pour some of the water from one cup to the next and say "Ashe"(ah-shay)-which is a Yoruba term for "So Be It"]

May Kuru Maseba, may the Nsamanfo and may the Watoto all look upon us and smile.

[here the presider will pour some of the water from one cup to the next and say "Ashe"(ah-shay)-which is a Yoruba term for "So Be It" and then pour the water collected from the above pourings into the plant and then say "Akera" (Ah-kerah)-another Yoruba term for "It Is Done"]