[Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint that was published online on June 24, 2008; and The Final Call will continue to publish articles written by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]
“Then, after him We sent messengers to their people. They came to them with clear arguments, but they would not believe what they had rejected before. Thus do We seal the hearts of those who exceed the limits. Then after them We sent Moses and Aaron to Pharaoh and his chiefs with Our signs, but they were arrogant, and they were a guilty people. So when the truth came to them from Us, they said: This is surely clear enchantment!” –Holy Qur’an Surah 10, verses 74-76
As we move from Genesis and the history of Abraham and his seed, to Exodus the second book of the Bible, we are retracing our footsteps to the realities of our present world. The Exodus story in the Bible is the well known narrative of Moses and his brother Aaron coming before Pharaoh for the deliverance of his enslaved people.
In the modern context of this biblical story, I would like to inform our readers about an extraordinary event which took place on the week end of May 29-June 2, 2008. A group of dedicated members of the Mxodus team organized and planned a business meeting (retreat) in the township of Sedona, Arizona. Located on the outskirts of the actual city, we were housed in a complex surrounded by a wilderness environment of forest, gardens, and running brooks which was spiritually regenerating, for all participants. Our accommodations provided for us by the Mxodus staff were top of the line, in natural beauty, conducive to rest and peaceful tranquility. All of our cabins were fully equipped with kitchens, utensils, living room space and bedrooms, opening up to large terraces. Facing a curtain of some of the most beautiful mountains for which Sedona is celebrated as a popular tourist attraction in the state of Arizona.
I was reminded immediately of some of the mountain terrain, carved out in the Sacred Valley of Mexico, in the small village of Tepoztlan, where the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan received his vision-like experience in 1985, where he communed with The Honorable Elijah Muhammad on a huge space craft identified as the Mother Wheel. This planned event which took place in Sedona’s red sandstone mountains was totally planned and executed by members of the Mxodus team, who brought together the small circle of the Mxodus family along with a few invited guests.
Altogether we made up an assembly of approximately 40 persons who were exposed not only to the project Mxodus reports, but were initiated in the special spirit of our surroundings. We were totally at peace as these giant sandstone carved mountains emerged as guardians over some great mystery. Throughout this region there has been located several large energy vortexes, in which one’s senses, are bathed in a special force field and elevated to other dimensions.
Before leaving Sedona a few of us stopped at one of these vortexes in which a Cathedral like Church was erected with a view to what they call the Bell Rock Vortex; more details on this unusual Chapel of the Holy Cross in a future article. The team mobilized and organized in such an impressive way that all who attended were invigorated and transformed.
What is Exodus (Xodus), and what is Mxodus? How do they merge in purpose and objectivity within the scope of our mission in the resurrection of our people, which leads to “doing for self”? What is the inspiration behind Mxodus? Following approximately 3-1/2 to nearly 4 years since its inception, this retreat in Sedona was the first of its kind to bring us up to date as to what our accomplishments have been. Quoting from one of the Mxodus pamphlets a brief story of Mxodus is printed beginning with these words: “Mother Tynetta Muhammad along with a small group of Believers have come together utilizing their gifts and talents to introduce Project Mxodus, a new economic paradigm based upon the application of Mathematics. Traveling South to Mexico, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad established a solid base of friendship with our neighbors forging unity with the Black, Brown, and Red in the Western Hemisphere. Project Mxodus derives it’s inspiration from The Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s program which promotes Universal Friendship in all Walks of Life. A few brothers and sisters representing our diverse communities traveled to Mexico to investigate and research this opportunity. Together we have direct contact with the farmers who grow, harvest, roast and package this premium coffee which is presented to our Nation as an Estate Grown Organic Coffee from the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico.
“In keeping with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s guidelines for, ‘Self Improvement, The Basis for Community Development’, added to the Exodus Program initiated in 1997, we have further expanded upon this theme with an outreach to the greater society at home and abroad. The Honorable Minister Farrakhan further stated in the Preamble of the Covenant with God presented at the Million More Movement, the following statement under Leadership and our People: “The knowledge to correct the horror of our condition is among us. The potential force and power to cause us to rise as a people is among us. The finance to fuel our rise is also among us.”
This retreat in Sedona followed a business agenda with spiritual motivation and healthful living in an environment of peace. There was a cross sectioning of attendees from across the country from among our Black, Indian and Indo-Hispanic people; all focusing on one objective to honor all people, love the brotherhood and fear God to whom all praise is due. To Be Continued.
“And Pharaoh said: Bring to me every skillful enchanter. So when the enchanters came, Moses said to them: Cast what you are going to cast. So when they had cast down, Moses said: What you have brought is deception. Surely Allah will make it naught. Surely Allah allows not the work of mischief-makers to thrive. And Allah will establish the truth by His words, though the guilty be averse.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 10, verses 79-82