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Under the Shadow of the Almighty (A Divine Magical Spell)

Peace Fam.

It was a ruff week Fam because my father in-law had to have an emergency surgery. Running back and forth to ICU, I had to stay on point.  I cooked some gumbo for the family, to settle folks nerves and caught some sleep when I could. Then one night the Spirit gave me this image and Psalms 91 in my dream.

Psalms 91*

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

I know now that everything is going to be alright.

* Most Western scholars got it wrong. The falcon/hawk was used to symbolize the strength of the Holy Spirit. When the falcon/hawk had the red crown it symbolized the heroic avenger Hru. In the above context, the image combined with Psalms 91 symbolizes the strength and power of the Holy Spirit - Rau.  Psalms 91 in folk practice is recited for healing and protection from negative influences. Hope this was helpful.

For a complete discourse see MAA AANKH: Finding God the Afro-American Way,
by Honoring the Ancestors and Guardian Spirits

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