We all know what glamour means, but it is one of the most difficult things conceivable to find it in ourselves; it is like turning the mind upon itself. One has read of persons trying to record the impressions made upon them after having used opium; a study in madness, in which the victim portrays the change in consciousness as he began to pass out of the realm of sanity, illustrates this difficulty. Edgar Allen Poe pictures the same idea in a wonderful manner. It is so different to set to work on material which is outside the worker, to working on the worker himself. We use our eyes to see what is around us, what is really outside them; if we could conceive turning the eye on itself —– not another person’s eye —-and subjecting it to a minute anatomical dissection, we should get some notion of the task. Yet we sharpen a knife by bringing it contact with another, so that though both blades were blunt before being brought together, they are so no longer.
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.