A high light of the first ever Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, English Convention in Cameroon was a lecture on the theme “Wellbeing, the Practice of Living” delivered by Kenneth Idiodi, Grand Administrator for English Speaking West Africa.
Before starting his presentation, Fr. Kenneth Idiodi said, they were very happy, excited and honoured to be in Cameroon with Rosicrucian members. He recalled his last visit to Cameroon around the 1970s when he was Grand Councillor for Nigeria and Cameroon. This means that he is not new to the people of Limbe, Buea and Yaoundé, he just visited again.
According to Fr. Kenneth Idiodi, visiting Cameroon is always unique and particular. He called that Yaounde was described as the City of Seven Hills and added that seven is very mystical. With this, he greeted the Colombes and went on to say, they came to Cameroon to keep the flag of the Rosy Cross flying.
He lauded the peace and harmony that reigns amongst Rosicrucians in Cameroon, which they witnessed and felt. In effect, those members met live and promote the principles of the organisation, especially as they all felt at home during their visits to Buea, Douala and Yaoundé. He told AMORC members that August is a special month for him, because he father was born in August and he joined the Rosicrucian Order in August 1965. He met the wife for the first time on the 20th August 1970 at 08h30 p.m. during a conclave in Lagos, Nigeria and they have remained united until now. It is with the sweet story about his life that he shared a couple of harmonium songs for wellbeing with convention members.
Chanting creates a state of wellbeing. He took the opportunity to express gratitude to Fr. Sven Johansson, the Grand Master of the English jurisdiction for laying a solid foundation of the convention with his presentation of the theory of wellbeing, in which he elaborated on the history of creation, tips on imagination, concentration, meditation, Karma, the Law of Compensation and so on.
Discussing wellbeing, the practice of living, he said is like a journey of climbing a mountain to the summit. He said, God has made man sufficiently strong to stand, but free to fall. When a man falls, he should understand that it is normal to fall, especially when we can get back on our feet. It becomes a problem when man falls and cannot get up. When a man falls and gets up and continues to climb the mountain, he will one day reach the summit, which is harmonium.
He described wellbeing as the attainment of health, happiness and peace, which are the most worthy goals of the aspiration of a Rosicrucian. In effect, all human beings vibrate and this vibrations lead to the awareness of our consciousness. It from this point, that Fr. Kenneth Idiodi dwelt on the physical wellbeing, emotional wellbeing, mental wellbeing and spiritual wellbeing. Our work, our businesses, our finances, our homes, our marriages and other issues could be challenges to attaining our wellbeing. For more information, click on www.amorc.org
James Achanyi-Fontem, is a Senior Health Journalist and Communication Consultant. He worked as a health journalist and broadcaster for 30 years with Radio Cameroon and later Cameroon Radio Television, CRTV before retiring in 2005 to engage fully with Cameroon Link (Human Assistance Programme). Cameroon Link is a registered charity, not-for-profit organisation involved in the promotion of community health, humanitarian assistance, promotion of women and child rights through involvement of communities in Cameroon for mother and child health care. Cameroon Link is a partner to Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Farm Radio International (FRI), International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN Africa), World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). As the intermediary of Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Cameroon Link is engaged to implement a Cameroon Rural Radio story design Programming through an investigative research, which aims to discover through interviewing beneficiaries of health programmes on their interests, documenting and disseminating new ideas about how radio stations produce and air Healthy Communities Radio Programs in Cameroon.