Stories are powerful. In this video, Emmanuel Jal explains the importance of storytelling and the impact it can have on the world.
Our experiences are stories, and stories are food for your spirit. They strengthen your soul and clean up your mind so your conscience can become clear.
Stories can shift the future. Stories can bring people together. In stories, we can become wise. Stories is the way our ancestors survived before people were able to write. Children were taught how to become something through stories.
And so, it’s very important that we use our art form to tell stories. You can fictionalize if you use it with a purpose. It will do you good and it will help you shift our world for better. If you don’t use it properly, it will destroy you, and at the same time, destroy our world.
The world is changing; it’s evolving and powers are shifting. The most powerful institutions now are corporations. So corporations have become the modern empires. And the empires arise, then the presidents have lost powers. So they become the generals that fight the battles for their corporations. And so and then you have charities that are doing the work the church or the mosque is supposed to do, so they become the modern high priests – the activists.
The people who have a form of art, or whatever tool that they have, are the modern day prophets. With our work we are able to prophesize about the future. We are able to show guidelines. We are able to speak to people’s souls. We are able to wake them up from their dying consciences. And so now, from that place, we ask ourselves the question: Where are you? Because you could be a false prophet, or you could be the prophet of truth.
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Emmanuel Jal was born into the life of a child soldier in the war-torn region of South Sudan. Through unfathomable struggles, he survived and has gone on to become an internationally acclaimed recording artist. Through his music, he spreads messages of peace and reconciliation. Find him onlineWebsite| Twitter| Facebook