Of mirrors, perceptions and trees without roots

Refraction occurs as light passes across the boundary between two medium. Refraction  is seen at the end as a reflection and is merely one of several possible boundary behaviors by which a light wave could behave when it encounters a new medium or an obstacle in its path. The lens of the hue-man eyes focuses light through the vitreous humor, a clear gel-like substance (mirror) that fills the back of the eye and supports the retina. The retina receives the image that the cornea  focuses through the eye’s internal lens and transforms this image into electrical impulses that are carried by the optic nerve to the brain.

When refraction happens through the eye when you look at an object and each of your eyes sees a slightly different picture. These signals are brought together in the brain, to help tell how far away an object is. This is what enables us to see ‘magic eye’ pictures. Other clues like shadows, textures and prior knowledge also help us to judge depth and distance.

Modern man in trying to replicate how the brain works through the eye, creates a refracting object called the mirror. The first artificially constructed object of its kind (clear water can also reflect back an image that is refracted to it by light).  When you stand in front of a mirror, what you see is the conservation of energy in action, working its magic on light. Light is energy traveling at high speed (300,000 km or 186,000 miles per second) and, when it hits an object, all that energy has to go somewhere. There are three things that can happen when light hits something:

  1. It can pass through (if the object is transparent)
  2. It can sink in and disappear (if the object is opaque and darkly colored)
  3. Or it can reflect back again (if the object is shiny, light-colored, and reflective).

That’s why you can see yourself and other people can see you. Your skin and the clothes you’re wearing reflect light in a diffuse way: light rays bounce off randomly, haphazardly, in no particular direction. Stand in front of a mirror and some of this light from your body will stream in straight lines toward it. Rays of light (which are really packets of light energy called photons, fired in a stream like bullets from a machine gun) shoot through the glass and hit the silver coating behind it.

The refracted light, hitting the eye or the mirror are all received by the brain to interpret the signal as a particular image. Once the image is created, recreated and accepted, that image becomes factual to many who are ground based and anchored to a series of symbols which validates their perceptions. Perceptions is or are the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something or symbols, through the senses. “The normal limits to human perception”. This is the state of being or process of becoming aware of something through the senses. For example there is the perception of pain. Our perception of our own limitations, is a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something. Perception is a mental impression. Our perception can often be manipulated through the refracting images, symbols and speeches…..which are vibrations and vibrations can also a person’s emotional state, the atmosphere of a place, or the associations of an object, as communicated to and felt by others. All of that creates a perception and perception is everything

The perception of the kneegrow is created from a reflection of western societies racial based power imbalance and mirrored refractive behavior.


  1. Black men/women are seen as physically and culturally unattractive…as opposed to the white counterpart being attractive
  2. The white gender is more complimentary as opposed to the Black ones
  3. Afrikan culture is primitive as opposed to Eurasian ones
  4. Black language, dialect and accents are immature and backwards, while Eurasian language, dialect and accents are mature

The manufactured entity called the kneegrow was designed, created and built in an image contrary to his natural genesis. The Afrikan man’s natural genesis, occurred on the continent of Afrika and his cultural, emotional, mental and spiritual development was created and developed under a particular paradigm that is uniquely their own. The manufactured entity called the kneegrow is a bad reflection of an entity at odds with nature. Thus the kneegrow as a bad imitation of an anomaly within nature, falls even more distant from the center of his own paradigm. Your paradigm is a standard, perspective, or set of ideas. A paradigm is a way of looking at something. A cultural paradigm, a reLIEgious paradigm, an economic paradigm or even a social paradigm, is your perception of something reflected back to you through a mirror of the universe, nature or your environment.

Who are you looking at? Who is looking back at you? Who are you looking for? On some level or another, all of us are seeking ourselves whether we know it or not.  We all have beliefs, ideas, thoughts and attitudes which govern our thinking, our knowing and our living. Changing our thinking, our long held beliefs can dramatically change our daily lives.  There are monsters hiding around every corner and they are mostly the monsters of our own making – our ego self and all its responses to our lived experiences. A sense of authenticity is one of our deepest psychological needs, and people are more hungry for it than ever. Even so, being true to oneself is not for the faint of heart.

Your paradigm and center, which anchors you to this reality is in your culture. That which you practice at the moment. If your practice is not based on your cultural paradigm then conflicts develop between what you do and who you are. This is cognitive dissonance and is the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots—–Marcus Garvey
If a tree is known by its fruit, then a man is known by his deeds. If it is stated that a good deed is never lost, then he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. Consequently he who strives to elevate his overstanding of nature and the flow of the natural order of things as opposed to the interruptions to this natural flow, is a man that does good deeds. He is attempting to balance an imbalance.
Just like nature abhors a void, nature also abhors imbalance and elements that falls outside the order of things.


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