Of African heritage born in the UK to African and Caribbean parents, Chukumeka has lived in Nigeria, Jamaica, Belize and England. He was a refugee from the civil war of Biafra. Having trained and worked in catering and hotels, he later became a massage practitioner and then a probationary Christian Buddhist Monk. After that, an assistant paramedic.
Chukumeka, thank you for taking the time to talk to us and being one of the ‘folks for a world that works’, can you begin by telling us about yourself and your big passion?
Locating to the South West of England, I trained as a social worker. I have worked as a family support worker, independent social worker, community development worker in mental health, and latterly a Health Improvement Specialist and trainer with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) for the last 9 years.
I have now set up a training consultancy and wellbeing company, which has developed into focusing on Suicide Prevention. I am passionate about bringing out the best in people.
What would a ‘world that works’ look like to you?
An understanding of our innate divinity, radiating God consciousness and moving from making war at all levels into making love and peace, working in collaboration, without competition and tribalism.
Living by our Buddha nature, Angel nature or Christ Principle, under the law of love.
What is stopping us from creating a ‘beautiful world we all know in our hearts is possible’?
The veiling of God in our midst by many outdated belief systems that keep us stuck, and what is known as the Astral plane. The misuse of power by powerful entities and people living from a lunar solar plexus, rather than a solar heart and head understanding.
This means a letting go and not knowing.