I was speaking with someone last night about why we go through suffering when we try so hard to do good. Even if you came to earth to suffer or go through all kinds of distress, IFA/ORISHA (the traditional practice/religion of the Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria……awesome!!), teaches that there is solution for every problem. Once IFA/Orunmila is consulted and it is found that you did not choose this life, (meaning that along the way something evil/negative has crossed your path) or even if you did choose to live it only for a time, because make no mistake about it, we ALL choose our destiny, before we received a body to come to earth we chose our lives. So if your guardian angel is consulted through divination and the solution is given to relieve the person of their circumstances and the correct offerings and prayers is carried out and accepted, then all can come to an end. Now I must also tell you that there are many reasons why people go through hardships.
People with whom God has a closeness with, who have the potential to be a good human being, who also has a beautiful clean spirit regardless of what human being thinks of that person are the ones who will be humbled by the sufferings of the world, because God does not want to lose you to the evils of mankind and materialistic things which might make you get lost and stray, so he keeps you praying for better to come one day thus keeping you closer to him. Which is better, than taking you away from living in the world. The christian bible tells you of Enoch in (Genesis 5: 21-24) who lived for 365 years and was taken off the earth by God because he was perfect and God did not want him to sin so he removed him off the earth, Enoch did not die an earthly death. I quote the bible and its metaphorical tale of Enoch because it was placed there not for us to take literally but to understand the inner workings of God. Elijah the prophet suffered and begged God to remove him from this life because he found life as a prophet hard, and he cried night and day and he was caught up into a chariot of fire, he also did not meet an earthly death. There is an old saying that the good die young!, this makes you go hmmmmmm!!. Mother Theresa was a kindly soul and she went around the world doing good, she lived to be a very old woman, but then she did not seek money or the comforts of life worldly things. God is mysterious. There are however those that come here to earth to suffer and go through hardships, and that is just for balance. Life is a mystery, be good, and kind and thoughtful and you will never suffer in your life time!!
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.