The year, 2017, marked the 30th anniversary of what may arguably be the most profound, impactful and life-changing lecture series delivered by anyone in modern history. On Sunday, July 26, 1987, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, gave a lecture that would become the first installment of a five-part lecture series titled, How to Give Birth to a God. During this series of lectures, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan mentioned that he had been studying the subject matter for then fifteen years, prior to delivering the lectures. His extensive study on this topic was clearly evident with every word he spoke. The Minister’s divine proficiency of scripture, history, biology, psychology, and metaphysics – coupled with his wise understanding of the woman and her direct connection to God, resulted in a lecture series of unparalleled guidance and direct application for both men and women.
During Part Two of this five-part lecture series, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan made a powerful declaration to the Sisters, “You can change the world with your womb!” This single statement capsulizes the message that the Minister so beautifully delivered all of those years ago – and based on the condition of this world, it is a message that must be reignited in the consciousness of our people. It is difficult to disagree that the world is in a terrible condition. One could also, then, agree that the condition of the world is a direct result of the condition of the mindset of the people who inhabit it. This mindset was not created in a vacuum, for there are no persons – living or dead – that did not come from the womb of a woman. Simply put, the nations of the world, comprised of thinking people, cannot rise any higher than their women. Why?
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan explains that the woman is blessed with two wombs. Not only does she possess the physical womb (often called uterus) that houses the baby during pregnancy, but she also possesses a mental womb – the mind – that directly feeds the growing baby spiritually and mentally. Both wombs are majestic and created by Allah (God) to be extraordinarily powerful, giving the woman the ability to produce a god or to produce a devil. Both wombs must be at their optimum in order to give birth to a god – a child that will grow to one day change the condition of our world for the better, and not continue to perpetuate the wickedness that pervades the earth.
The Bible reads, “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High” (Psalm 82:6 KJV). If this is true, and it is; then what happened? Why have we as a people not actualized our god-potential? The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “It is not that you don’t have the potential, the capacity, but you don’t have the knowledge. And because you don’t know how to do what you are born into the world to do, you miss your task.” During his lecture series, the Minister shared the prerequisite knowledge with all of us.
Preparation is the key. In order to get the physical womb at its most desirable state to produce the desired goal – a god – we should begin at least one year prior to conception. For most, it is common knowledge today that our physical bodies must be cleaned-up. We must immediately stop smoking and eliminate all drugs and alcohol. We must quickly wean ourselves off of all over-the-counter drugs and unnecessary medications that can be replaced with proper food and nutrition. We should invest in a copy of How to Eat to Live: Books I & II by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and practice the diet he describes, which was given to him by God in Person, as a prescription for our ills and to give us abundant life. Exercise is also paramount because being healthy and physically fit will help to minimize complications during pregnancy and give the body the strength required to endure the physical burden of bearing life.
What is not common knowledge to most is that the mind must also be prepared before conception so that when we are blessed to conceive, we will be deliberately focused and engaged in assisting God to create human life. This serious preparation for getting the mind – the second womb – into a state to produce a god cannot be neglected, because this womb affects the spiritual and mental development of the growing baby, inside the physical womb. This process should also begin at least one year before conception, but the more time we invest in our spiritual and mental development – the greater the benefit for our children.
The Minister also emphasizes that our heart-felt desire to produce a child for God must be forefront. It is important to understand that we cannot intentionally produce what we do not desire to produce, so the first essential attribute that the mental womb must obtain is the desire to produce a child for God. Not a child that possesses the characteristics of a Tamerlane, a Hitler, or a Jeffrey Dahmer – all born of a woman – but a child that possesses the characteristics of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad – also, born from women.
Living a clean physical life reflects living a clean spiritual life and vice versa. But amazingly, the mind is so powerful that whether or not adequate time was taken to prepare the physical body, a focused-determined mind can overcome the physical. If the desire is present, it can feed our will. Our desire to produce a god will inspire us to bow down to The God that can bring it about. So, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said that as soon as we know there is life in the womb, we should be as Mary’s mother and make a vow that we will devote our child to the service of God; and ask Him to accept the child from us. There is simply no substitute for prayer. More than anything, it is our sincere supplication to God during pregnancy that impresses itself on the brain of the forming child. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “Now look at what she [Mary’s mother] did. She formed it with a vow, so her desire to please God started writing on the brain of the child that was being fashioned from her blood. You, woman, can make the child a mental giant or you can make it an imbecile; but it is what you think and what you desire that writes on the brain. And the child comes forward from the darkness of the womb with a predisposition toward a certain reality.”
We can change the world by producing gods from our womb. A god is one who has force and power to change reality by creating a new and better reality. A god has mastery over self and environmental influences. A god can manipulate the forces of nature. A god is supreme in his or her field of endeavor. This means that a god is also extraordinarily knowledgeable and wise.
In Part Four of How to Give Birth to a God, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan recounts a Japanese woman who produced four geniuses as a result of reading to each baby while the babies were still in the womb. The first direct instruction ever given to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was – “Read.” Reading not only stimulates and energizes the thought processes of the mother, but also that of her child. The Minister advises us not to read foolish fairy tales and nursery rhymes that promote falsehood, not godhood. We should read the most beautiful scriptural narratives to our growing baby combined with books that have a focus on nation-building disciplines.
This introduction is just a mere snapshot of the Divinely guided lessons shared by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, but hopefully, this information makes it easy to see how thirty-plus years later, the Minister’s timeless message continues to reverberate in the hearts and minds of a new generation. Over the decades, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has never wavered in making it clear to our people, particularly Black women – that we are chosen by Allah (God) to produce a brand-new reality on this earth. This can be achieved when we actively co-operate and co-create with the same God who meticulously designed the exquisite womb of the woman as a replica of His own self-creation, from the triple darkness of space, which is the womb of the universe.
We are blessed to serve a Benevolent God who did not leave us alone to figure it all out. He gave us proper guidance and a specially-prepared guide. Yes, we were given instructions and guidance on how to live and how to manage every area of life, including – how to rear our children. Through the mathematically precise study of nature, science, the Scriptures, the Teachings of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the words and living example of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, we have exactly what we need!