People like you are needed on this continent to take us to where we should be. Keep it up man!
Brother Ishmael Tetteh is the Founder and Director of the Etherean Mission, a trans-denominational metaphysical organization established in Ghana in 1973. For over three and half decades, Bro. Ishmael has been teaching philosophies and practices that are based on ancient African mystical practices.
Bro. Ishmael says that, over the years, he has been pulled by a vision of a peaceful universe. Inspired by this vision, he spent several years conducting research into the workings of the mind of human beings to find a way to achieve peace in the world. He found that negative emotions, especially fear and anger, are the main cause of wars, confusion and destruction on the planet. As long as these forces prevail on the planet, universal peace would continue to be a mere dream.
The solution, he says, to achieving universal peace is to eradicate these negative emotions from within individuals. Without the nurturing of peaceful individuals, the planet cannot help but birth wars and confusions, which are simply the outward reflection of the internal confusions and conflicts within the collective mind.
Bro. Ishmael realized that a key approach to attaining world peace is through raising a generation of children without fear and anger. Secular education does not address the internal make-up of a child, and thus does not teach children how to live a peaceful and joyful life. To raise children who are empowered to know what is happening to and in their thoughts and feelings, which ultimately determines their actions, we need to provide them with education for the soul.
In 1982 Bro. Ishmael developed a program known as Growing the Empowered Child: A Formula for World Peace. The program identifies the root causes of anger and fear in children, starting with the labels they hear as they grow. Children key in strongly to labels such as, 'you are a bad boy/girl,' 'you won't amount to anything,' 'you are stupid,' etc. The soul rejects these labels and thus an internal war begins. This inner conflict materializes as unacceptable behaviors in individuals, which creates the many dysfunctional relationships we now witness within families and communities, and can ultimately lead to national and international warfare.
The world has so many angry, homicidal, suicidal, fearful and alienated youth today. These youth will eventually grow into adults with the same, or perhaps worse, negative emotions and values. The program developed by Bro. Ishmael aims to change this by encouraging children to participate in games that re-install a positive vision of themselves. To date, more than 5,000 children have benefited directly from the program. The number of children who have been positively impacted indirectly is not known, but is estimated to be at least three times the number of those who have successfully completed the program. For more information on the Growing the Empowered Child program, please visit the organization's website.