April 10, 2017 Obara Meji 68Comment

Imagine being home, let’s say you’re cooking waiting for the children to come home from school. You’re a housewife. You know the mailman comes every afternoon to drop mail into your mailbox between the hours of 1-2PM. The children get home by 3:30. But on one particular day, between watching television and watching the food on the stove and waiting for the children to arrive… an eerie strange feeling comes over you. The doorbell rings. It’s the mailman with a package that can not fit in the mailbox. You go outside, sign for the package, and return inside, but that…

April 6, 2017 Obara Meji 15Comment

I greet you all in the Yoruba traditional initiates greeting, from the Odu Ifa Ogunda Meji, Aboru Aboye Abosise. Today I want to share with you a story from the scriptures of Ifa, from the Odu Ifa nicknamed Owonrin/sogbe otherwise called Owonrin/Ogbe. There are 256 major Odu’s of Ifa, which involves 16 major Odu’s which are the Mejis or the sixteen Kings (although they are feminine principles and 240 permutations )born from the 16 elders. 16 x 16 equals 256, then see it this way 16 major and 240 minor all adds up to 256 unimaginable possibilities of the human…

April 3, 2017 Obara Meji 16Comment

This past Saturday we had a lovely time in the Obeah class. My students and I connected. While I will not go into what we discussed there, there were a few revelations that I had given to the class which gave them some “Ah hah!” moments. There is so much to know in this life, so much to understand. I am now at a place where nothing surprises me anymore. (more…)

March 28, 2017 Obara Meji 16Comment

“Moses Moses, take off thy shoes, place where thou stand is a holy ground. Moses Moses take off thy shoes, place where thou stand is a holy ground.” When I attended the Zion revival churches years ago, they would sometimes sing this song in 6o revival. Of course this is from the Bible, Exodus Chapter 3:5. In our beautiful tradition of Ifa Orisa, we do not wear our shoes before our Orisa or before Ifa Orunmila the progenitor of our tradition. Standing before our deities is knowing that we are in a sacred space and a sacred space ought not to be…

March 22, 2017 Obara Meji 13Comment

Yesterday morning I sprung from my bed, turned on my computer and began to write. I told you all and everything that has been on my mind recently and even took you through some of my reflections. Imagine how I felt when I turned my back for one second and came back to see that all I had typed was gone? I had forgotten to save it! I was honest as usual in the deleted post, and spoke about the men of my life, all of who were dirt bags, I apologize to my children for calling your fathers dirt…

March 18, 2017 Obara Meji 8Comment

Hello everyone. Beginning next week Saturday, OMOU will begin a new online course on Obeah. The course will be four weeks, after which will begin another course on African Spirituality where a list of topics will fall under. Obeah has a stigma attached to it. The very word drives fear into the hearts of many and is often associated with malevolence and wicked deeds. Many people say they do not believe, even though it may be playing out in their lives as they deny its existence. The denial is often due to ignorance of its reality, and some denials are purely defiance…

March 16, 2017 Obara Meji 43Comment

Hi everyone. Here is the second part of my fascinating discussion with Oladayo about Egbe (here is a link to part one). I pondered very hard about doing another post on this even though I had promised, and the reason is because I worried that the subject may be too deep or confusing for most people. Yet something deep within me urged me to go on because who is to get and understand or become curious about this very important piece of knowledge, will, and I am confident that who ever’s life may be disturbed by this phenomena will gain clarity through these posts….

March 15, 2017 Obara Meji 32Comment

Everyone please help me congratulate one of our bloggers Prosperity for safely delivering a beautiful baby girl. Our spiritual baby. We welcome this precious girl into the world, and she came in enlightened, because the mother has been here before the baby was conceived. Prosperity asked me to thank all of you here (you know who you are) who prayed for her through her up’s and down’s which she shared with us in her blog contribution post which was filled with raw honesty. Prosperity wanted me to also thank Oladayo, our dream interpreter on this blog, because his interpretations of…

March 14, 2017 Obara Meji 55Comment

Hello to you all! I have been missing for some days as I have been busy with Egbe initiations and also I was (still am) fighting the flu. Here on Embracing Spirituality, I have written on Egbe before (read here), and I have done many initiations for people here in Nigeria. I even have initiated Egbe myself and so have my children. I have video footage of the recently done Egbe initiation this past week, but the young lady has not yet agreed to me showing them, so I may post some audio in the comments instead. Egbe is a Yoruba word…

March 9, 2017 Obara Meji 34Comment

Whenever I write a post it comes from somewhere deep within. I always write my truth, and I try to do it as tastefully as I can and with some humour. Life is challenging enough for us to be too serious about it, humour takes the edge off. I had fun writing Fatty Sandra last week, and also had fun with you guys and your comments. I, too, read along with you after I published the story and became fascinated with the cast of characters. Though I was genuinely impressed with Killfuss (a mind like his and what he does is…