A Little About Us
Our vision is to see melanated people worldwide have a deep sense of self-knowledge and a positive self image in order to transform how we view and interact with each other.
THE KINGDOM WITHIN
Christ's teachings guide us to recognize that the Kingdom of God resides within us and Luke 17:21 underscores this perspective in his words: "The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." This means that the responsibility lies within us to embrace righteousness or sin through our thoughts, emotions and actions. When we learn to regulate our emotions we can make a positive impact not just on ourselves, but also on our families, friends, and eventually our entire community. To make this happen, it's important to know our strengths and weaknesses, what motivates us, and be aware of how this makes us feel. Galatians 5:22-23 says: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. This doesn’t mean that we should only be feeling positive emotions and not feel negative or neutral emotions. They are there for a reason but we must not operate unconsciously in any emotion and allow them to dictate our actions without reasoning. We can name countless situations in biblical history when individuals were operating unconsciously in their emotions and it led them to sin. King Saul envied David because he thought that his throne was threatened and David would be the next King. It led him to kill many innocent people on a mission to kill David. King Solomon lusted for many women and they led him to build altars to idols. Pharaoh saw the might of the israelites and feared them. Even though they didnt threaten him or his nation, his thoughts led him to believe they would overtake him. So he enslaved them and ordered the Egyptians to kill all male babies born of an Israelite woman.
WHAT IS VEST?
We live in a society that places enormous value on power and personal gain, and not enough on the content of our character and the aftermath of our decisions. The Christ taught us that the Kingdom is within and gave us numerous examples of how to achieve this state of being. With our foundation in God’s law and our goal to help elevate God’s family worldwide, we developed V.E.S.T.
V.E.S.T represents the core values found within all of our products, services and presentations. The components of V.E.S.T are Virtues, Education, Self-Awareness and Transformation. These components utilize biblical principles to cultivate our psychological and spiritual well being in order to master the successful development of self.
There are various traits that make up the human consciousness. Our goal is to promote and enrich our communities with a sense of justice, humility and integrity; as was taught through the message of The Christ. The Kingdom of God is within!
It is written that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” and in order to break a negative cycle we must seek and share knowledge. Knowledge of history, health, human nature and economics all play a part in our growth. The more knowledge we attain and apply; the wiser we become!
The awareness of our strengths, weaknesses, motivations and emotions play a vital role in the developmental process. It is always important to take the time for self meditation and a focus on personal growth. Directing that focus and attention toward understanding our generational trauma’s and our undesired behaviours is the ongoing process of being self-aware.
Once we are self-aware of our undesired behaviors it is time to re-program our subconscious mind. It might mean changing our environment or sometimes even separating ourselves from the source of the problem. Placing ourselves in a position to repetitively practice our desired behavior will help to bring about the transformation we seek. Once we can master the transformation of self in God's righteousness, we can master our communities, our nation and then positively impact the world.