June 22, 2011 Obara Meji 22Comment

The story below is a re-post but I Obara Meji felt compelled to share this story again because of  how important it is to count your blessings. God in his wisdom takes care of us all, and even though at times it may be hard for some of us to see our blessings, the signs are there as clear as day, only if we look more closely and pay attention. Just as we have our ancestors to look after us and guide us from the spiritual realm, so have THEY, the dearly departed people who are on earth in physical body who can assist them with earthly duties or concerns that THEY cannot perform. Let me explain what I mean, and it IS in keeping with the theme, IN TIMES OF NEED!.

 Years ago on Sunday night, I went to my sister’s house to return an earring that I had borrowed from her, she was home alone with the kids. Her then boyfriend had gone to his friend who had died BLOODY’s wake, (Bloody was his street name). I got there around 7 o’clock in the evening and even though it was summer time in New York the atmosphere was nice and cool. My sister was on the phone when I arrived so I did not tarry, I just told her that I was returning the earring, and she indicated for me to put them on her kitchen counter, which I did. I went home. I fell asleep around 11.30pm, around 2.30 am, I jumped up with a start!, to see a young man in my room, I did not know him, but I knew he was dead, after all it was not the first time that I had a VISITOR. At first I was upset that this wayward spirit came into my room unannounced and I reproached him at this, and he apologized and told me that he needed to talk to me. I asked him how did he find me and he told me that I had left earrings at my sister’s house and when he followed her boyfriend who attended his wake home THEY told him that he could talk to me, so he found me through the energy I had left on the earrings that I had returned. The They that he spoke about were his HANDLERS in the spirit world. 

He said that he wanted me to tell his child’s mother that she should bury him underneath a coconut tree in Jamaica, and then he complained about his wake, that he was not pleased because they onlu sung two christian songs, he said they, his friends fired shots outside of the wake as gun salute to honor him which he thought was rude and inappropriate. He said that he missed his little girl and the mother, but he knows what happened to him and he has accepted his fate. He then asked me to sing a song for him which I did, after which he proceeded to tell me how he died and complained that they did not have to do that to him. Who ever killed him gave him eight shots in the stomach, and he said he thought that the shots would have been painful but they burned instead. I told him to leave when he attempted to let me feel what he felt, and he left. I laid there for about ten minutes, then I called my sister, when she answered the phone, I told her to wake the baby father and when HE came on the phone I told him what happened, he in turned put Bloody’s baby’s mother on a conference call and I told her what happened, she began to cry and confirmed the shots that were fired outside the wake, the two songs sung at the wake among other things. She assured me that she would tell his mother of his wish to be buried underneath a coconut tree in Jamaica, and this was something that she said he use to say when he was alive. She thanked me and I hung up and went back to sleep.

Just as we need help in times of trouble and we get the help from unexpected sources in the physical realm so do they, “The Others” need our help sometimes. Below is one of the many stories of my life that I Obara Meji will share with you.      

 I was born in Kingston Jamaica and grew up with both my parents along with my sisters. We were all taught values and good moral standards like to always say please and thank you, to get up when we were on the bus and offer the elderly a seat or the disabled or a pregnant mother, to never disrespect an elder and to share what ever little we had. I must say that most of these teachings came from our mother who was a very strong independent woman but who had the most kindness and generous heart. I cannot speak for my sisters but I have taken a lot of my mothers teachings and have even passed them on to my own children. I live my life caring about people and  having empathy to those who are less fortunate than me. I have done a lot in my life to assist many of those who have been in need of assistance from feeding to housing to clothing etc, and I must tell you that if I  have helped a hundred people only two have told me thanks. The father of my children use to complain to his mother about me that I would cook and he would see plates of food going through the door to all kinds of people, and when the mother asked me about it because apparently her son was upset that I was so kind, I was shocked  that they saw something wrong with that. Apparently he could not deal with my generous ways so eventually we parted and I was left on my own with four children one who had just been born, along with bills that he refused to help me with.  Resulting in me my losing my business which was a Hair Salon. I had no help or no one to turn to but miraculously I managed to feed my children and kept a roof over our heads.

 There was a friend who sympathized with me who lived all the way in Texas, she had lived with me when she just came from Jamaica and was one who had never forgotten my kindness. With the problems mounting up on me daily she was some one I would cry  and pray with on the phone, through our prayerful conversations she introduced her friend to me and soon we all would be on the phone at nights praying constantly. The newly introduced friend promised to come see me when she came to New York and sure enough she did bringing with her another friend and before they left my house they both gave me enough money to clear my bills with a little left over. It was these two women that eventually built me another Hair Salon and helped me tremendously, all this came from the one who was thankful from a good deed that I had done, that I was introduced to these women who at the time were God sent. I urge every one to be the best that you can be, and to do good deeds not to be praised by man but to build you blessings. There is something out in the universe that will reward you for whatever you put out good or bad. Choose your actions well.

Whoever says “let’s fight” does not know who will be victorious….Yoruba proverb.

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Gog3tt3r
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right now mi give til mi nuh have nutten fi mi self.. d amount weh mi gi weh over d years if mi did save dat i wud be a millionaire todeh… best believe it..no joke ting

sharlenerose
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i can totally relate to that aspect of things…me always a try help and de same people dem no like me…every body come inna my life waan change me…caan bodda

Maniac
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Gg si teacha put up part 2 deh….mi nah look

Maniac
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Maniac

Mi undastan whey yuh ah seh GG (naw badda mark yuh dung fi demerit points)….As smaddy dear to mi dee tell mi one time…yuh need fi stap tink bout odda ppl an tink bout yuhself…..maybe dat wii appen wen mi grown up, mi ah chie doe

Gog3tt3r
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sorry peeps from morning sleep a consume mi. suh mi di guh get a few… but funnfy euff dem ppl deh a ppl weh deal wid dem parents good enuh and sblings and suh forth..

no man maniac.. mi nah talk like d lil lunch or dinner money dat is d least..

me mean anything at de want help wid a mi and mi rarely seh no.. if mi nuh have it dats when i will say no if mi even have d last pound to mi name me a send it ja

when mi deh ja if a d last dollar mi a gi it

yuh see when my time come everybody a bawl how dem nuh have and dem aguh see weh dem can do.. when deep down mi kno dem not a try a ting fi help mi

Maniac
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bwoy Opti mi feel yuh

Maniac
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Maniac

As hard as it is guess mi haffi realize sey some tings yuh juss cyaan fix….Mi really agoh stawt pree certain meds

Maniac
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It look so Opti….

Maniac
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Opti mi agree wid yuh…more while when yuh try fi help dem, dem en up jhaw yuh dung…but like yuh sey, dem comfatebl inna dem mine an proly look pon u like ah u summen rang wid….

Mi ask doe Opti caw mi hab won family memba whey was abused by har ma an stepfawda, so even doe shi dee spen likkle time wid wi, shi juss HAWD soh…..Mi luv har dearly an wudda really waan fi help har but bwoy mi nuh noe….shi sey shi nuh bizniz wid nuhbaddi, shi naw help nuhbaddi caw wen shi did need help, nuhbaddi neva tawk to har madda etc (NOT true, but she never knew about that. I told her though). Shi juss cowl…..Mi tawk to har almoas ebbry day an mi try fi reason wid har, but it look like it naw goh nuh whey.

Guess mi betta off leaving har alone huh?

Maniac
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Mi deh yah ah gwaan pree sum tings yah now….Ppl who grow wid pain an suffering usually stay soh fi chue mi nah lie….

Mi have a question fi yuh doe Opti….How do you help those people? Is it possible?

Maniac
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Bwoy Opti.. ah chue ting dat

Maniac
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Mawning Osunbabygirl…. WELCOME to Embracing Spirituality….u been here b4? I ask becasue you said ‘its been a long time but I’m back in biz’

Class mek wi gi Osunbabygirl di usual Embracing love

Osunbabygirl
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Osunbabygirl

optimistic I agree with you 100% once you pree people actions and their behavior towards someone precious like their mother! you will get a full hundred on the type of individual they be…. I wish I would have taken this advice 20yrs ago because my ex have duty mentality and him mumma and duty rayyy rayyy maverly ghetto family have no ambition and they are just bad mind and envious!!!! thats why him and them cant proper….. as mi and him left my life just buss weh and I love it…. ole crosses dem..

Maniac
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Maniac

Lol @Opti….dem ah use dem teet

Osunbabygirl
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Osunbabygirl

HELLO my friends! its been a long time but im back in biz…. mi lovvvvve all the post and comments….LOL

Maniac
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Maniac

yuh affi choose yuh frenz carefully GG, nuff ah dem ah users…Mi dee tink ah juss general giving yuh eed ah tawk bout…like gi ah lunch money to di nayba pikni, buy grocery fi di less fortunate etc. neva noe ah fren (correct mi if mi rang)

Gog3tt3r
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tust me OPTI1 not a soul….yuh kno how much time mi bawl n mi luv bawl enuh

Maniac
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Maniac

‘Count your blessings, name them one by one; count your blessings, see what God has done. Count your blessings, name them one by one….and you’ll be surprised to see what God has done’…..Memba da song deh GG, ah it juss come to mi soh mi ah share it

Maniac
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Maniac

Mi noe mi luv, mi noe.
Sometimes when presha lik mi, mi stawt to fret an bawl but den at times mi tink back an sey, gyal yuh noe you are blessed…roof ova yuh head, if yuh goh bed hungry is by choice, pikni kwite alrite (chuss mi ah nuff ppl cyaan tawk like dat)….an den sometime mi hab won likkle frenny deh whey wen mi stawt wid mi antics, shi kip mi in check….Tank yuh frenny

Gog3tt3r
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boy it hard Maniac…

Maniac
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Ah soh life go gg…your reward will probably come in the next life….continue to give and your blessings will flow

Gog3tt3r
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wish i cud relate to this but i cant.. i give and give and give suh til mi cant gi nuh more and in my times of need there’s no one to turn to…

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