February 24, 2017 Obara Meji 44Comment

Mr. Henry sighed at the tragedy that had befell his family from out of nowhere. Cecile, his wife had died, and he was so grief stricken it felt as if his heart would burst. It all began five weeks ago when his daughter Sharon woke up one morning and fell ill. Doctors had no idea what was wrong. Some said it was the flu, others said it could be Malaria, but she kept getting worse. Maureen, his sister-law, had convinced him to call in some revival poco people, who had come and jumped poco in the yard for one whole…

February 23, 2017 Obara Meji 27Comment

Killfuss sat with the bishop from the Moravian Church under his mango tree. It was midnight, the only time Pastor Ebeneezer McCullum would come to visit him. Killfuss did not like the man and looked at the cringing little fellow dressed up in a suit, in the middle of the night, in the Jamaican hot weather, with disdain. “Pastor, yuh know mi shudda inna mi bed, mi aguh mek yuh stawt come yah inna daylight time ei nuh. Mek yuh shame fi come ah mi yawd ah day?” asked Killfuss, although he already knew the answer. “Lawd Mr. Killfuss, you…

February 22, 2017 Obara Meji 21Comment

In a few weeks to come I will be doing a course on Obeah. In the past, I have written many stories on Embracing Spirituality on Obeah, but have removed them since. But today, I am moved to write a mini story once again on the topic of Obeah. As some of you know, I am currently working on an exciting book on Obeah. Due to my work, it is going slowly, but I promise when it is done and out, I will announce it. I hope you learn something from this mini story I will write today and the days…

February 20, 2017 Obara Meji 44Comment

Reggae artiste Capleton refers to himself as the Fire Man and also as King Sango. Sango is a deity within the Yoruba pantheon who represents lightning and thunder. He also represents fire and his devotees wears the colour red. According to the Yorubas, when we hear thunder it is Sango within that realm of power, pulling out thunder stones and throwing them to the earth. This results is us finding stones shaped like a 3 sided axe, these are used as insignia’s  (deathly representation) of Sango (mi love him ei si), and are given to the initiate when he initiates…

February 17, 2017 Obara Meji 68Comment

There are so many mysteries here in this earth realm; and about our lives in which we live. Many of us have no idea of other dimensions and of other realities. Many of us are so caught up with trying to get through life and it’s encumbrances. Survival for most of us is what is on the mind, some finding it difficult here and others play it a day at a time. I have always known somewhere from deep within, that although I was human, I was different. (more…)

February 14, 2017 Obara Meji 37Comment

I had always wondered while growing up and seeing people becoming possessed, what really went on during the time they are in custody of spirits? The world of spirits always fascinated me and I eventually knew why when I began to trod the path of a practitioner. While attending Zion church, I secretly criticized people who claimed they were in spirit. I was the proverbial doubtful Thomas, still am, I suppose. There was a time when I felt detached from almost everything. I did not realize my feeling of detachment then, I recognized the feeling as being numb, this was when I was in…

February 8, 2017 Obara Meji 57Comment

Since I wrote the post the Symptoms of Tying, I have received tons of emails of people who are affected by it, (read here for one of my own personal stories, this one is of my father). For people who can read patois, (it is in patois straight through) read this one, it is also very personal to me, as a matter of fact this was the second post I ever wrote on my blog. Through out my postings here on Embracing Spirituality, I have sprinkled this act of Obeah into many of my posts. It is prevalent in ALL cultures and within all…

February 6, 2017 Obara Meji 50Comment

It doesn’t work. At least not how you think it does. Some time ago, I was speaking to a woman who was telling me a dream she had. I think she wanted my opinion, although she didn’t ask, (she says she is very spiritual and can do things herself). After she told me the dream, she mentioned that when she got off the phone with me she would “smudge” (here smudging means a smokey fire) the house using Sage. I smiled in my mind at her saying this because she was Jamaican, land of spirits, spirits who can come up to…

February 1, 2017 Obara Meji 28Comment

One of the greatest things in life is to know who you are.  When I was going through my awakening, which was very jarring read here, I had no idea I would come out of it sane. I worried that my enemy would die. It took years for me to be able to talk about it. This blog helped heal me, because while I taught you through my writings and musings, I also learned and day by day it got easier. I fight daily to stay awake in this chaotic world. I had no idea then, that apart of “them” waking…

January 29, 2017 Obara Meji 45Comment

Fire is mysterious. No one knows exactly where it comes from. Yes, rub two sticks or stones together and the friction (the force that resists motion between two surfaces) can create a spark which will cause fire, does that explain its origin? Friction is what creates the spark which produces the fire, but where does fire really come from? One day we will really explore fire from a spiritual perspective, hopefully we all will be able to have the conversation intellectually and spiritually. There are many topics I have been praying and hoping I can discuss on the blog, but…