June 22, 2011 Obara Meji 17Comment

I urge you to always try with all your might and will to be the best human being that you can possibly be. Do not hold God in one hand and wickedness in the other. If you are a child of God as the christians says, then let you light shine before you. I have a problem with human beings who profess to be the caring. loving worshippers of God and then they turn away the beggar, or they abuse the child, or the ignore the sick and lame. We should love each other, unconditionally, and the ones who are hard to love because of their ways and rotten or criminal personalities we should pray that the universe protect us all from their malevolence. Am I my brothers keeper?, yes I am and as such I open my arms to all, regardless of race, color or creed!!. I Obara Meji love you all. Ase!!!!.

This Post is in response to someone who emailed me and asked “Why do some prayers get answered right away while others seem to be ignored?”.

Although it sounds cliché, I am convinced that prayer is the answer to everything. irregardless of religion or whatever belief systems we as humans engage in or not engage, the power of words repeated to whatever divinity can give us the desire or result we seek.  Whether you believe  faithfully or even if you are a little doubtful, the power of prayer will not fail you, but only if it is approached with a mind and  heart that is truly set on those desires that are asked for in the prayer.

The universe in its wisdom will label your prayers in the order of importance and urgency. For example a person may pray for money and not receive neither money or a job in which to earn that money, but that same person has health and life. The universe has given wealth to you, because health and life are priceless and cannot be bought, but because we are so fixated on the physical dollars we cannot appreciate that which has been given to us in terms of wealthhealth and life, because our lowly human mind cannot understand that of the Divine.  Now we ask the question…. who do I pray to when I don’t believe in God or my belief in God is not very strong, I do not understand the whole concept of who or what is God, so if and when I pray what happens?….. To understand God is to BE God yourself. No one understands who or what is God, and it is not for us to judge those who do not believe nor do we try to force our knowledge on said persons, however the focus here is the power of prayer, and everyone does it, even if it is only called a wish. The focus on the divinity called God as the churches do and also which is the human obsession is WRONG!!, because our belief in that Divinity is worship within itself.  Rather our focus should dwell on nature, our environment and everything within the earth, as the earlier people of  our times did, (our ancestors) and doing so would help us get more intuned or attuned with that which is God.

Prayers or incantations are what all religions and traditional practices have in common, and as such it should be explored more often, not as belonging exclusively to any institution, but what it constitutes as a LONE tool of progress in humanity. The practice of prayer whether public,or private, ritualistic or lofty, petitionary or for thanksgiving, is deliberate and can be used with words or songs or even chants.  It is an intimate connection to the divine.

“When a ripe fruit sees an honest man, it drops“…….Yoruba Proverb

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MTH
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Just for clarity, I am carrying England in the next match. Not to win the season.

Ty
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Lol…

MTH
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Ty, nuh sey nutten…We carrying the sed team. A England mi a carry all doe dem can gwan wid foolishniss when dem ready…

Ty
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Morning everybody… WE ARE BLESSED…WE ARE LOVED… WE ARE ONE

ASE

well I had an experience and a dream… I will be in and out today, so here are mine…
1. the Dream, I had it just before waking up at 6am… I was talking to NuNu and said to them, you know you have to give a sacrifice to live another 10 years…they said yes, they know and they have…Then they said to me, but I am not Nunu…

Nunu, you a di last person I spoke with before going to bed…I know it is not you…so no worry youself sweetie

2. my xperience..first dis ever happen to me…
I was very high somewhere, could not tell where…way above the clouds, kinda out in deep space…I was not afraid… then all of a sudden, I could hear my oldest son beside me watching tv on the ipad (this he really was doing)…however I could not open my eyes or mouth or move my hands…then I get a reassuring nudge under my right armpit/side area… I was not afraid ( and unno know how me fraidy fraidy) but kept saying to meself, dem white and enlightened spirits yah no know she mi ticklish bad…and I woke up laughing… this happened to me 3 times…then I had the dream and woke up and prayed

YW had a cool xperience and will blog about it…atleast I asked him to do so

MTH, I am rooting for Ivory Coast today… I hope my fav player Drogba is playing… he is a wonderful person…do you know he donates more of his salary than he takes home? how can you not love him…

NuNu
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NuNu

Ty, yuh betta nuh pree mi huzzy Didier Drogba yuh nuh, mi love him ie si

Ty
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lawd Nunu, mi love him bad…

Ty
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Prayers are my bread and butter… I start and end my day with a prayer… prayers are my petition to God that I need him always, for I am a mere human who is striving to be a better person each day and the struggles to do so are real… I know I cannot do it alone for God has given me so much help; wonderful ancestors, guides, Orishas, family, enlightened spirits, and other wonderful humans…

My prayer for us is to embrace God, our spirituality, our ancestors, the universe and love…

Rayne888
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Rayne888

I wouldn’t sweat what your family is saying. (No disrespect) But how would they know what God or any spirit out there can hear or not hear? Now if you don’t want to chance it then that’s fine. The most important thing is do what makes you comfortable. Your message will get to where it needs to go either way as long as it comes from you.

Maniac
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Maniac

Morning Rayne…….That’s what I figured cause I dont really like to pray out loud lest there is some evil/negative force lurking around…..dont really know what they will do, but just dont want to chance it.

A lot of people believe that if they dont hear you praying out loud, that you dont pray (my family is like that)

Rayne888
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Rayne888

Thats a good question Maniac. Morning to you. I don’t think it matters as long as what your praying about is sincere and from the heart.

Maniac
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Maniac

I have a question for you teacher….does it matter if the prayer is said out loud or silently in your mind? Which works better?

Rayne888
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Rayne888

GG. I too know what you mean and believe me there’s nothing wrong with feeling that way. At times you must fight through that and keep having faith. I’m sure you’ll be blessed in one way or another. Just look around you. You’ll see what I mean.

Maniac
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Maniac

Mi noe di feeling GG, but nuh stop pray….wen u feel fi gi up juss call Obara….works fa me

Gog3tt3r
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Gog3tt3r

it might sound away saying this but mi tired fi pray and nutten nuh happen….even tho i still pray every day cawz mi cant lose d bit of faith weh mi have

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