June 25, 2014 Obara Meji 148Comment

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As usual in all my posts, in whatever I write, my own experiences are used as reference to teach and also show the way or make a point. Often times I let you into my thoughts and you will know exactly how I am feeling even when writing these posts every morning.  My concerns are many, and one of them is keeping with the theme of Embracing Spirituality. I am very spontaneous by nature and although in my life there is no conversation a person can have with me without me seeing, assessing, or speaking of the spiritual value or spiritual connotation of whatever the discussion is, so I thought it befitting to write upon such a subject. What is Spirituality? Spirituality is the ability to find the presence and essence of God in all things alive and for some people, inanimate. Spirituality is sacred geometry, signs, symbols, language, accessing your inner being and higher self, tapping into your consciousness and stretching your human limitations mentally and physically beyond what is of supposition to be normal. Spirituality is God, not religion, but God as he manifests to you and relates to your life. Spirituality is finding and realizing your true self and potential, having the mental discipline it takes to embrace all which is innate, nurture it, hold it, experience it, flow with it, own it and eventually share it.

People seek all sorts of spiritual experiences often. Some experiment with meditation, some with fasting, others make their sojourn to spiritual places in other countries, or where they reside and to them they feel fulfilled when meeting the Dali Lama, or the Pope, or the Araba of Ile Ife (Where Orunmila of the Ifa/Orisha traditional practice build his house), or to Mecca as Muslims do, and also to Ethiopia for the Rastaman. Whenever there is a book on spirituality and it is endorsed by Oprah, the shelves are empty in a day. People more and more are waking up to their spirituality and becoming more aware. In times gone by the object and focus of our spirituality was in finding out who or what is God and the answers came through religion, for most. Religion captured the minds of many who needed something to bind their faith with. Preachers, Pastors, Bishops, Imams, the Pope, the Dali Lama, Sai Baba  and others became man Gods in the eyes and hearts of willing worshipers. The thirst for a connection to the divine was so powerful that even though for some, it was worth every penny they had, as long as they could claim their God and find solace in him.

Often times you will find people greeting you with “Namaste” which is a Hindi word derived from the Sanskrit and a part of the meaning is “I bow to you.” In the tradition of Ifa/Orisha  we greet each other with “Aboru Aboye Abisese (abuh- ruh, abo-yay, abi-shay-shay), which means “may the sacrifice which is given manifest and is accepted in heaven.” Hotep, which is a peace greeting used mainly by African Americans as well as others, the word itself stems from Egypt formerly known as Kemet. Also Salaam alaikum, which is used by Muslims in their salutations. The need to finding your spirituality is growing and as the Earths vibration rises, which it is doing now, we are shifting into the fourth dimension, a slow process but we are getting there. Many people are finding the need to understand more about life and themselves from a spiritual perspective, deeper than the church. Gone are the days when people were afraid to admit that they had a reading, for fear of the bible beating Christians, or the chastisements of the Imams or even worse the parents. People are waking up to what our ancestors knew in times gone by. Many are no longer glamoured by the the distractions of life which bares no fruit but are on a mission to “un-indoctrinate” themselves, free their minds, re-evaluate their thoughts, on what they were born into as way of religion and religious thoughts and teachings, dogmas and texts.

I was born into Christianity, and so I grew with Jesus and the twelve disciples. The Garden of Eden Story, although it made no sense to me, was one that I told my children as I had them, although by this time I had began to see beyond the bible and all the stories there, after reading them over and over again they seemed to contradict themselves and most did not ring true to me. I convinced myself then that these stories were metaphors and used to teach us about God and his son and how we should live and love. I read the bible day in and day out, fascinated by the stories but more so in love with the benevolent Christ. I never saw myself as a woman in the pages of this great book being born with the strength, love and compassion which I knew I had, because to me the Bible suggested that women were wicked and evil. There was the very stupid and salacious Eve, then there was the eternally evil Jezebel (I love the name actually, such a sweet name but the story attached to it would never make you dare to be called so), then there was Lots wife, the Whoring Bathsheba, the wicked Delila (love dah name deh tuh), Lilith, the she demon Adam’s first wife (she was taken out of the bible), Mary Magdalene the prostitute, Salome, King Herod’s Daughter, Potiphars wife among others.

I saw a common theme and that was to bastardize women, belittle them and make them seem worthless, wicked and evil. The Koran did the same thing, although not as harsh as the Bible because I looked there also. Upon my search for me, a woman, within a text marked as holy and dedicated to a God who loved us all, I could not find the love, and care that was to be ours, the mothers, the womb, we represented life, but for Mary mother of the Christ, what I found instead were women who were used, and abused, chastised, and despised, found guilty of setting a curse upon her fellow women as in Eve and her wanton ways. In the Bible women were responsible for the sins of men, I could not accept that. In church I found no love (people, I am speaking of my own experience, do not condemn me for my truth), none, only hypocrisy, jealousy and hatred and I struggled to leave. This was all I knew, Christianity, and I thought that anything without Jesus being apart of it was hell and damnation, blaspheme. I wrestled with my faith which I was born into and sense, natural good common sense, in the end sense won and I freed myself from the shackles and constrictions of religion (remember ALL RELIGIONS ARE VALID AS LONG AS IT TEACHES PEACE AND LOVE, but that is not to say that one has to be beholden to only one particular doctrine). It almost mad mi, I was jarred into a reality I had never known! I stepped away from my religion, something which no other in my family had ever done before. I looked to Africa and took a leap of faith. What sent me to church and becoming baptized, other than being born into Christianity, was a message when times were rough for me emotionally. The message was “Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God And All His Righteousness, And All These Things Shall  Be Added Unto You” Matthew 6:33. I was a hairstylist, and I had been having a horrible time with the children’s father and almost all my costumers would come in and while doing their hair they would repeat that verse to me, they had no idea of my torment at home, but they left me with that message. When I left Jamaica I prayed the night before and promised God that I would return to him and to the church once I had settled in America because I did not know what would meet me there. I told God that I did not even know if they had Churches there and I begged him to release me and watch over me for soon I would find him again.

So when these messages came, I remembered my promise and returned to the church. I was told in a dream to go to a revival church, and I found one and decided to get baptized. I was the youngest of 24 people to be baptized and in the Revival/Zion churches, before they bring you to the river or Ocean for baptism, they do what is called ‘Tarrying”, where they sing and dance in the church all night. In the morning before six the church buses would load up and we would go to the water side for baptism. The night I prepared for my church, for the tarrying, as I dressed I noticed a Bee flying around my room. When I was in church, the Bee buzzed around me, not quite sure it was the same Bee, on my way to the water the Bee buzzed by my ear on the bus and I told my water mother, (elderly women of the church who were appointed to each person, to care for them who was being baptized), and she flashed it away but it went no where. I was the first to enter the water and as I came out into the loving arms of my water mother who wrapped me in a towel I felt a sting on my right hand, the Bee had stung me and it bled, but he left no sting on my hand and I saw him hover just above my head as my water mother covered the blood and soothed me. When I went home, tired because of the whole tarrying and baptism, as I settled down to sleep, I saw on my left hand a very small creature (this was like being in a vision), the creature was tiny and had the shape of a sea shell but he spoke with a Barry White voice. He said to me “let me bite you”, I replied “hell no.” He said, “just a small bite on your left hand it will hurt less than the Bee sting, but this what I want to do to you I must” and as I was about to protest I felt a sting on my left arm which woke me from my sleep, but the pain in my arm was real and so I looked to see my arm swollen, the flesh was raised and pulsating, I had been bitten. I called the pastor and told him about the Bee which stung the right arm  and the creature which bit the left.  He told me that I had a very special road to walk in life and what I did (the baptism) was the beginning of my journey, he told me I must take care as I will be taken very far on my journey and be made privy many things but where ever I went he was happy to have met me.

I did go far on my journey. I still have the marks on both hands, I know now who the Bee was and what the creature also represented. It was a hard journey into finding my spiritual path, the half of it I have yet to share. It is important for us all in finding our truth based upon our beliefs and who we are. It is important  that we not conform to the will, or manipulations of others upon our quest for knowledge or our search for whatever we seek, but follow your head, and allow yourself to be guided by your faith and trust in God. It is important for you to release any and all hang ups and to delve into texts and your studies with an open mind, to be objective in your views of others and never judgmental. Art imitates life and so objects, monuments, paintings, sculptures and nature, can also guide you as you travel along life’s way.

There are messages everywhere and wisdom will open your eyes to them, pray for wisdom. Wisdom is a wary companion, it disguises itself and often shadows you and hovers above. It is very choosy in whom it keeps company with and it has no patience with frivolities. Wisdom does not discriminate in race, age, color or creed, Wisdom is within every culture and awaits us to call it forth, yet it makes the choice of whether to come. It admires patience, Wisdom admires a studious person, here he  will teach and share and bring along his close friends and constant companions, knowledge and understanding. Finding your spirituality is easy but keeping up with it takes discipline, endurance, concentration, openness, love, patience, faith, trust, dedication, peace, acceptance and balance. All these are are very hard to be present at the same time in the same  room, but it is not impossible, if you are a true aspirant. It is not impossible if you so desire to… it is not impossible.

Ní tútù là ńká ẹja kò; ẹja gbígbẹ ò ṣeé ká. / 
Fish may be bent only while fresh; dried fish cannot be bent (without breaking)….Yoruba Proverb! 

[Issues are better resolved while simple; complex issues, can be difficult to resolve.]

All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…Obara Meji

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

Swami Vivekananda

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.

Sai Baba

 

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Pixie
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I love this: “Spirituality is the ability to find the presence and essence of God in all things alive and for some people, inanimate. Spirituality is sacred geometry, signs, symbols, language, accessing your inner being and higher self, tapping into your consciousness and stretching your human limitations mentally and physically beyond what is of supposition to be normal. Spirituality is God, not religion, but God as he manifests to you and relates to your life. Spirituality is finding and realizing your true self and potential, having the mental discipline it takes to embrace all which is innate, nurture it, hold it, experience it, flow with it, own it and eventually share it.”

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wonderful points altogether, you just gained a emblem new reader.
What would you suggest about your submit that you
made a few days ago? Any sure?

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Bwoy MTH mi welcome di long life.

MTH
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AMH Happy Birthday to your precious baby girl. Cgoh mi juss call yu name dis morning enno, yu a guh live long…Teach, morning…

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What a beautiful day! Five years ago today, while Michael Jackson’s funeral was on TV in the waiting room, I gave birth to the biggest bundle of love you could meet. My little bean spreads love and happiness with all her might and is such an inspiration to do so myself. Love and hugs to all of you hope your day is amazing!!

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I will ty thanks. Haven’t had an experience like that in a while. I’m glad it’s coming back to me.

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I just did Ty…A book definately to add to my ‘to-read’ list…

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Had a dream last night that I was flying. I had all my senses with me as if I was awake. I could think and make decisions. I saw some bright lights on the ground, like I was over a city and flew down to it, when I blew down I was over the city with brightly colored buildings. I had another dream that I had knowledge of things that is not of this world and the governing. I was researching about extra terrestrial activities on her computer and they linked it to her. They locked her up and she did not reveal that it was me. I then went to a quarantined base that the government had, inside was a structure not of this world but was heavily guarded.

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Mornin Cogh…

I am still learning about dreams so I am no expert…here is what I gather from your dream….flying is good…you will be privy to something with a person close to you and may end up helping…wait for Obara’s response…

The guides and ancestors were working last night….love dem you see…

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I messed up what I wrote, Sorry guys. I accidentally deleted some of the message. O.k the her I’m talking about is my girl. The part where you see governing should have been “governing powers caught wind of it”

MTH
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TY yu haffi guh ship some a dem books dey come to mi…Mi tink mi wudda love read it…

Ty
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it funny bad…when you get a chance look at di readers reviews pon it…

MTH
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There ar some stories in the bible that are so hard to swallow…

Ty
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yes MTH…that is why them seh even the devil can quote the bible…there is a saying in there for anyone and everybody, both good and evil acts…

If you all ever want to have a little fun…there is a book called “the year living bibilically” by a guy name AJ Jacobs..essentially what he wrote about was that he read the old testament and for one year lived his life in NYC according to all of the old testament…it is very honest and filled wid bare jokes…

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Memba sey Joseph was a fresh vegetable..Dat bwoy barely guh outta door guh ramp..Him guh a di palace and dayeven look nuh a di slave gal dem…Mi feel sey a one day Joseph guh swim inna di pool and him inna him trunks and shi si di machine print out and start lust.

Shi round up har slave girl dem and ask dem a who an Joseph dey…Di girl dem sey nuh baddie dat we know of…Miss Pharoh now start swear offa di likkle jubbie…

Joseph sey who mi? Not diss ca*ky!!! MI naah guh roun Pharoh wuss mi madda did teach mi betta…

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Lol

MTH
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hehehheh!!! Teach dat Potiphar’s wife story was for you….Heheheheheh

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Morning everyone, I loved all everyone comments last night, so enlightening

Ty
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Afternoon everyone…

MTH, the story dem sell off

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watta story sweeeeeeet grung MTH is a livin joka dwl tehehehehehe

MTH
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Heheheheheh!!!

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dwl Tru ma a suh it go fi tru lolololol mi affi brace up fi read di potiphar wife story cah a bare dutty laff ina di ppl office woooiieeee

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Tonks YW..Bubblez, AMH morning…Bubblez a suh di story guh fi true…Hehehehehe!!!

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Juss a Joseph bredda dem plan fi kill him, some man a pass wey buy slaves, suh dem sey betta wi sell him a get a change. Suh dem sell Joseph.

Joseph was bout 17ish wey Potiphar buy him..Memba him grow protected wid nuff love and care. HIm neva use togo field suh him han dem nuh corn-up. NIce si-mood hand miggle. Now Joseph guh inna POtiphar house an sey well dem dun sell mi, mek mi mek di moss a it..HIm duh him work and ting. Potiphar like him an dem start par. Every wey yu look a Potiphar & Joseph…

Memba now Potiphar di tek to Joseph suhJoseph mussi di all a swim inna di pool etc. Potiphar wife start pree Joseph…YU dun know how woman stay when dem si smaddy dem like…. Shi start dress hot an ting… Maybe all a exercise fi mek sure har bady tun up… When Potipah nuh dey roun shi start run bare slack joke wid Joseph..Joseph nah carry nar bring har….She start wear uphar tight clothes, Joseph still nuh pay harday mind…(Memba a di Jamaican version) Shi start wear sum blouse fi show up are titty dem and all draw up di tight inna har ——-, fi mek Joseph si di camel toe…Joseph neva tek di bait…Suh shi start sey a wey diss fada, a wonda if Joseph gane or wah, look how mi duh everything fi get him an himnaah tek di wait….

Miss lady dey home an sey mi haffi get dah youte yah, if a even by gun-pint…Joseph by dis time a sey a wah duh diss big rusty nail? Mi naah guh look pan har an mash up mi relationship wid Potiphar..Potiphar a mi don, an mi naah guh roun di ting…Look how di man set mi up (good thing), di man gi mi mi own ranch (house) mi a mi own big man…

One lady Potiphar wife dem how an sey har head a hurt har she sey “Joseph, Joseph cum yah deh mi bwoy’…Joseph run gane in fi si wey ran wid him boss. Shi sey Joseph mi head a hurt mi (mi a add a liile right here) bring too Aleve cuase mi waan relief…Joseph gone fi some water and di pill (cause is really a pill shi gi him).. When Joseph come back inna di room, di big woman stark naked and start rub up pan Jospeh…Joseph tink an sey no sah mi naah sell-out, no cougar business roun ere.

Joseph get mad now an sey yow cover up yuself, a wey yu feel like? MI cum yah fi wuk, nuh fi wuk yu…Him get dark and start cuss har…Shi shame, shi shame suh tell. Here was di big woman who have di means fi mine up a 2 year old,. Shi have money, power, status etc and di yute look inna har face an sey no, yu titty could stiff likkle more mi naah dweet. Yu batty coulda big like NIck Minaj mi still naah dweet. Shi hold on pan di youte. Now unno tell mi, unno can sey a she grow him enno, shi have him fram him a teenager…Now shi waan Joseph machine…

Joseph get mad cause him did outside a duh him work an shi call him inna di miggle a di day bout shi waan fu*k…Him kiss him teet an start walk wey..Di wicked bitch sey Joseph a diss yu a diss, yu mean fi tell mi sey yu nuh want mi? Shi hold han pan him an him flash outta har hand an run like teef outta dat. Now shi fraid Joseph buss pan har, suh shi draw a wicked card a start bwal rape, rape…

Shi tell har husband sey how di slave youte a get bright waan put arguement to har and she haffi fight him off an seet dey, shi have hi shirt…Potiphar, feel away now enno. Memba Joseph young and traptid. Him juss send him guh a jail. Potiphar whore siddung a watch di youte guh a jail juss true him neva buddy har…

God nuh like ugly, suh God bless Joseph and him start get back him dreams dem and ting. Tell Potiphar did haffi sen back fi him and mek him be the head cook & bottle washer..Joseph get big work wid Potiphar and of course POtiphar did haffi apologise to him and Joseph said the nation….But gi yu sweeter joke, Joseph ended up marrying Potiphar’s daughter..Suh him refuse di madda but get di daughter…Unno clap Joseph, him neva compromise’…

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good morning AMH love n light

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Ekarro gentle ppl i r reading Obara Yw M bless morning missis hahahahaha mek yu bad suh pon di story telling!!! I loikeeeeeeee

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Big up, Kia B!!

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Good Morning and many blessings to you all on this beautiful day!!!

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Back to di story…Jacob tek Rachel and sem start life…Rachel couldnt get prig-nant…Dem try, dem try, dem try, no baby..Dem time every look Jacob look pan Lean shi breed…

Anyways Rachel start have pickney to…Shi have one son name Joseph..By time Rachel have Joseph both she and Jacob old. Suh dem well glad fi Joseph…Him madda pet and powda him…Him grow safie-safie…When dem bwoy gane a bush a Joseph dat dem inna di house…Jacob did a gwan own Joseph like him neva have nuh more youte..So di bredda sight di rake an sey a dat a gwan…Wi muss duh a goody-too-shoes youte dey something…

To mek matters worse Jacob mek one fancy coat an gi to Joseph…By diss Joseph a grow, Joseph nuh too too inna di going to bush ting suh him stay right by him parents side. All Joseph duh a dream a night time. An as him wake him nuh stop talk di dream dem..More time him people dem use to laugh and nuh tek it fi nutten…Dem Joseph now start get bolder wid him dreams…Him always si him bredda dem subject to him….(Now tell mi, how unno would a feel if yu bredda start hype pan yu and yu parents dem a back him).

Him parent use to tell di bredda dem sey ‘doan follow Joseph man, a suh him stay…Him always a dream, it nuhmean nutten…One day Maas Joseph nuh guh dream sey 11 stars, the sun & moon bow dung to him…Now him fada sey to himself, now Joseph a pass him place, not only him bredda sem a guh bow dung to him, but me and him madda to.? Jesus tek di case an gi mi di pilla…

One day him bredda den guh a di field suh yu know how bwoy pickeny dem stay? Dem a gi laugh fi peas soups and time ketch up pan dem…Joseph start fret fi dem, and tell him ole man sey him a guh check pan dem…Him leff out and when him a walk di bredda dem sey si di little frigga yah a come, mek wi dun him (memba sey a 11 breddas from bout 3 other mothers and yu dun know how dat can guh, bad-mine set in).

Dem bredda dem plan fi kill him an sey a wild animal.

MTH
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Mawning YW. Yu neva si mi did a ask fi yu wey day? Anyways manners and respect…

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No, no M!! Mi would da neva do yu dat. Belated Good day, good afternoon, and blessed good night.

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Alrite here is the Jamaican verison of wey guh dung wid Joseph for you my Teacher…(NUNU, PAY ATTENTION)

Joseph was the 11th of Jacob’s 12 sons…Memba Jacob was the said one wey trick him fada and get him bredda birth-rite…Jacob now get di birth-rite but him bredda was a hot-head suh when di bredda fine out sey Jacob cook up wid him mumma an deceive him, him ben is a shame…him start gi out soun sey him a guh damij him bredda…Jacob ketch him fraid and him tell him madda sey him a guh cool out dung a him uncle cause him neva know sey a suh him bredda did a guh gwan.

Jacob guh dung a him uncle and braps him uncle have 2 daughters, suh Jacob pree di young one and tell him uncle Laban seh him wey work fi 7 years fi di daughter..After him work di 7 years di uncle one night sey to him ‘yow mi don, mi know mi did sey mi did a guh gi yu mi daughter, Rachel but God know mi did really tink sey mi big daughta Leah wudda did fine a man by dem time deh. All now Leah nuh fine nuh baddy…Suh yu dun know mi caan mek Rachel married before Leah, suh juss hol Leah’..Jacob sey a nuh dat wi did agree to, mi nuh waan Leah..(Yu si how unfair game play twice)…Anyways, dem cuss and gwan and Jacob sey him will work 7 more years fi Rachel cause him uncle coulda deal, a Rachel him want (him tek Leah still). Him work di 7 more years. Suh in all him work 14 years and get 2 sisters..

Unno a follow di story suh far?

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Teach yu waan hear bout Potiphar’s wife? Heheheheheh

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Teach, lawks yu know mi a hope sey smaddy ask the significane of the two bites that you got?

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that harlots/prostitues got a lot of air time in the bible..Rachel, the woman caught in the act to be stoned and the worst of the lot, the bottom of the barrel Miss Gomer..Teach is there a message that I am not able to connect the dots…

She wasnt a harlot, but Potiphar’s wife is ranked in one of the wickedest woman in biblical days…

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Howdy mi fambily…How unno duh?

Cami run di Cleopatra story (Jamaican version) nuh.

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Love u n all the spirits.thankful for life and learning. I always say I love people because they always reconfirm the messages we get from spirit. I thank you for your bumblebees.(this is what it spell checked to so I will leave this one but what I meant to say was humbleness.although I know spirit is front and foremost in the life of all I’m always amazed as a go through my journey just how it unfolds and it always makes me laugh.HOW AMAZING! I highly endorse this website and want to send everyone her no matter their color or culture. I am happy to be learning from everyone here as it is a great pleasure and a joy to have a foundation to instill in my child and hopefully others. I mean really how beautiful is life. Great post Obara.
makes me think of the revival song “one more river journeyman one more river to cross”
I feel the same when it comes to many religion’s regarded a woman’s place rites and respect. I never felt empowered in certain doctrines inclding Rasta rather belittles as a women and that has made me cautious of the men I keep in my life because I feel like I’m an equal or more (jus sayin) cause woman are the nurtures of the earth and without this I wonder if there would be love and tenderness.

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Ty #1 comment 8:29 well said. Yes this topic very enlightrning. Cant wait fi si more comments tmrw.
Nite all mi a tru cool down. Did guh excercise n all now mi still a sweat lol

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Hi NuNu and everyone (manners.,lol)

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Hey Cam!

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thumbs up. So, ochun got you looong before you know?

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M mi feel him marry mary magdelene eno. Dem nuh waa di world kno dat suh dem x her outa di last supper n ting

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God is a spirit and before dem low it, dem gi him gender…What I hated the most in the bible is when Jesus ketch 18 yu nuh hear nutten bout him growing up nothing. How did he resist temtation. Did he marry etc?

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M, I read some where that he was in Asia for sometime. Some even said he and Mary Magdalene had wed. There are so many stories out there yuh nuh know what’s what

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Di story dem nuh add up n it mek nuff run from God but is really church/religion dem fi leff. Mi av enoch story need fi finish it

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It’s so difficult to envision God without giving him a gender and human traits. How does one identity with this being?that is if he’s a being atall

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Nunu, God is energy…you are his child and also are an energy being…. If someone were to connect you to an electrode such as an EKG, each person give off a unique energy tracing…. We have a body because we are of low vibrations and heavier mass, which gives us a physical body…. We say God is omnipotent and is so powerful that we cannot quantify…

Forces of nature are different forms of energy that are all God’s creation…

God does not have a physical body…God does not have a equal…God does not have emotions or human characteristics….God is pure….God is neither male nor female, black or white….

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Boom Bam, Ty. I think of God as a universal consciousness of which we all are and have always been a part of but not necessarily aware of. When we realize this and touch on this consciousness a whole new perspective on the Universe unfolds.
A hammer can be used to build or crack a skull. The hammer itself is neither good or evil, it is up to the wielder of the hammer to create or destroy.

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Hail nunu i tink God is a light energy. We been taught to gi him human traits but ano suh it go. That is where all the confuse start

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Yes kia, cause I always thought it strange when they said he got angry or jealous and killed tribes and nations and chose one set of people over another when all are his children

MTH
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Nunu mek dem gwey, white woman can ketch bullet wid har batty?

NuNu
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Lolol, M mi go report yuh tuh the principal ie nuh!!! Cause dem behaviour yah nuh right!

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Teach a lie mi dey tell? Nuh suh di story guh…Mi naah lie mi feel it fi Hosea cause I know he didnt sign up for that ish….

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Ty mi read Enoch tuh, a it help mi fi ask questions and step outside of the box with my thinking

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The bible is so contracditory..One minute is one man to one woman, next some men got to have wives, concubines, harlots etc…How should a woman submit totally to one man wey have 300 wives…And if that woman cheat, straight stoning etc. HOw long that husband spend with her. So while hussy a get service the hundreds of women must remain celibate…Dat mek sense to nuh baddy?

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Large up, Mth. Den look how Abraham pimp out him wife Sarai inna Egypt. Tell di people seh ah im sista, tek dowry, do some “sumting” and blight dem fi defiling the covenant of marriage. Den di two ah dem change dem name to Abraham to Abram and Sarai to Sarah. Nuh con man tek alias. Genisis 12 &17

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Ty mi neva read that book…Mi haffi guh try source it…

Teach yu si why yu need di school…Mi waan check out a book outta di library…

Ty
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Mth, it consists of books that were left out of the bible…it tells of angels having children with humans and creating giants…it is thought that the flood wid Niah was to wipe out this race…

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Greetings all Aye sah . Growing up christian is all ive ever known but ive often had many questions about the written word that could never seem to answered. Inside i felt like im missing something im seeking the kingdom of God but still feel amiss. Now i feel like im on a path to embaracing my spirituality, embracing the light of God inside. Mediation is my next step.
Obara u shared alot in ur post. I felt it deep within n it resonated with me. I dont feel like loving God is so restrictive as some religions make it.

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Teach a dem tings yah wi muss talk bout fi open up wi consiousness..

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Ty right, all me wey black when mi walk inna di sun mi still get tan..Mi si Kimora Lee last husband get tan suh how white Jesus neva get nuh tan an dem time dey Kartel neva buss di cake soap and ac yet…

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Ty stick a pin…Lets say God was really white. God really mek di devil black? Also, why diss white pan choose out all else, choose di lone black man fi tell him all the secrets and as luck would have it, di devil waan tek ova suh God did have fi dismiss him…God a Jew, yu did have black Jew dem time dey, cause di devil must have been a Jew too?

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Mth, Jesus was a Jew, not God…Jesus spoke of his father above…Moses went on a mountain and how did he describe God, as a light…

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Anytime race play a part in alot of these religious stories mi leff it alone especially where they look down on the black race as inferior mi walk right pass. A few years ago I started reading the Urantia writings, they call it the Alien bible really interesting book butvwhwm mi reach the part bout the races and dem mek it sound like the black race a buck up/mistake mi seh arite mi deh leff unoo right off yasso

Ty
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Nunu, I never heard of this one and will look it up…

Noah was an albino… So black people den out long time…

Ty
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Plus when di Jews die, they turn black…memba dat…

You all should read the book of Enoch…if you have not…

Mi soon come back…

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Same so Mth …and why di drawings of the devil black and Jesus white?…let us suppose Jesus was white, wid all di walking inna di sun hot him do, him never brown up?

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Wha yuh seh Ty? Which part the tan did deh? Lol

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My biggest question doe, is how di devil him juss di a falla-falla God suh…God dun him and him gone up pan di hill when God did a fast? How him manage fi be inna di presence of God…

Memba now enno, him a whole big argument wid God a tell God sey him (di devil) wudda gi God all the world f him (God) bow dung to him…but di way dem gi di devil props sey how mi smart etc..How could the devil offer God the kingdom when the kingdom belongs to God in the first place…and the devil and God u-dral par suh dem know wey each a dem own…Please…Unno fool mi fi long but a suh…

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Yes M, nuff holes and contradictory stories ready fi confuse yuh wussa dan yuh already confuse

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Nunu mi nuh even did care bout wey di tribes a people come fram..mi juss waan did know why di serpent di have access to the garden…Why Adam neva chop off him head…What cause di fuss…Dem paint the picture like God and the devil were parrys. God show him everything and dem juss vex suh, to the point of him being chased out of heaven…What exactly did he do? God is always described as forgiving, what did the devil do to incur the wrath of God so seriously…

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M, How I get it is, Lucifer became jealous and wanted to be like God and him all turn some of the angels with him. Hoq dat possible mi nuh know. Mi hear also that him did jealous a God relationship wid the being we call Jesus and hin get badmine, mi hear also dat him did jealous of God’s relationship with mankind, but in all of it jealousy play a role

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Hey all…the amount of discrepancies mi see in the bible no stop ya… We have to remember that there were many authors, many different translations, and politics was what was used to determine which books made the final cut…imagine Bruce and Portia a dictate which book get in the final print…lol

Also remember that each book was written waaay after the event, so was not even first hand recollection…

My unanswered question has also been, if heaven in the sky, earth in the middle, and hell below,….why do we bury people?

NuNu
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Isn’t it tuh dispose the body

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Teach just to add to the list of ‘bad women’ in the bible, do not forget Miss Gomer…

Here is the Jamaican version (Nunu pay attention):

There was an up and coming prophet named Hosea (decent christian man), he was told by God to marry a prostitute, Gomer….Gomer bad, shi bad, shi bad, shi bad caan dun… (Suh mi get it, suh mi sell it).

Now Hosea had to travel alot witnessing…Suh as Hosea touch di road, Gomer bring in har man dem…Quick a clack Gomer ketch belly. Hosea glad, cause yu dun know him neva waan dem sey him a man guinep…

Suh Gomer wid the baby when Hosea Hosea gone duh di Lord’s work a Gomer dat gane ketch man. Before yu know it, Gomer gi Hosea jacket…Not 1 but 2 jackets…Memba Hosea a God Man and him get 3 pickney and only 1 a fi him…Can you imagine him guh Maury and when Maury back out the envelope and sey Hosea in the matter concerning the 2 children…you are NOT the father…Can you imagine when the people dem tweet, IG and facebook dat?

One day Hosea gone witness again…Gomer neva duh a betta ting dan write one letter sey, shi young and hot and Hosea caan handle di ride, being a prostitue shi know bout. My girl juss cut leff har husband and di pickney dem…Shi neva tun di black a har a look pan dem….She gwan enjoy har self till di bunna man money dun. Smaddy prisps Hosea an tell him how dem si him wife and shi mash up…

Hosea tek up himself guh a di man yaad and sey ‘are you the man that has Gomer?’ Di man start pree him an sey a who yu? Hosea sey, me an har husband, but mi nuh come fi mek nuh war. Mi hear sey you (bunna man) not have money and since mi married har shi get use to a good standard of living…Hear yah, hol diss an treat har to the ‘things she has become accoustom to”…Di wukliss bunna man tek di money and dem splurge…

Anyways, bunna man get tired a Gomer and decide fi self Gormer into slavery…Him carry har guh inna di market and start action har off. Can you imagine how shame Gormer must have been. Har 2 titty dem a heng out and nuh clothes (slaves were sold in the nude). So dis big woman, wid 3 pickney nakid, nakid, like di day shi bawn and people come feel har up fi si f shi worth wey dem asking for her…

As luck would have it, Hosea turn-up to di bidding and shell out him money and buy har back unda one condition ‘doan sell nuh more puss”…

Teach nuh suh di story guh…

kiabubblez
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Pred whey big up M u gi di story lifeeeeeeeee dwllll

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LOLOL M u nuh easy atall!! A suh mi know mi nuh know mi bible ie nuh, a di fuss mi nuh hear this story. But a suh she lucky look wha shi put Hosea chue , gi him jackets, embarrass di man a road, bun him numerous times and him REALLY tek har back!!!!! A muss har esu dat

Ty
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Only you Mth…love it baaad…

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Same question I have wondered about to Nunu.

NuNu
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All now mi deh wait pon di answer toy

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Thank you Teach for writing this piece. Well written and easy to understand.

From I was a little girl I have never felt comfortable with the creation story as told in the Bible…We just saw Adam, Eve & The Devil. Eve falling prey to the devil…My thing is that we never read the story where Luicifer was a good angel and was Jesus’ right hand man until he got jealous…There is a missing piece. I felt if I asked question I was wrong…

Teach you have your students who come here daily to be nutured, to be fed spiritually as well as feel a part of a family. We pray for your strength daily and hope that joy, happiness, peace and all things good will find themselves to you and your family…I know it can never be a walk in the part doing what you are doing…

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Howdy M! With that Adam and Eve story I always ask where the other tribes of people come from

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Whenever you are inspired to write on a particular topic, I agree that it was needed at that precise moment, the timing is always so right. I got the message from this so loud and clear. Battling the will of the mind is not easy because doubt is ever present telling me that, “it was just your imagination it’s not real” so that’s where the battle lies. To be open minded and not judgemental can be so wonderful but it takes work as well. I am working hard at it. Thanks mumzy loo!

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Hey nunu!

NuNu
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Hey toy!!

Obara meji
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Thank you

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Nuns mi wi tell uuh when we talk

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Obara, everything you write is so inspiring, and wisdom you have a lot of, but if you didn’t go through what you went through you wouldn’t be you who you are today. I know it wasn’t a easy road. God choose you for a reason, you inspire me.

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Good afternoon! Juss a quick yail, gone read now

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Much appreciated; thank you for sharing your testament. Religion is to the flesh as the spirituality is to the spirit/soul. It is all about the soul and preserving the soul–a healthy spiritual insight will take you where you need to go…

Akin, to the flesh, religion has a lot of limitations. Marx was not wrong when he stated that religion is/was the opiate of the people. Religion is useful for the initiated; however, I find that religion becomes more of a burden for the long term practitioners.

When you have a situation where practices and customs are more important than truth and salvation, then, you have a problem–this is what is often represented by religion. I find that it is the spiritually sound who seem to [flourish] within religion.

Most religious individuals are consumed by vain traditions and if were to only look at the superficial, we would often conclude that most are on the right path. The act of seeking the [truth] is so attractive and no matter from whence such individuals come, I find more pleasure being around them than being around the ones who are of the [opinion] that they are the purveyor of that which is the truth…

Great Teacher, I am in your perpetual debt; I am grateful for all that you have afforded me–betam amesegënallô.

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Today we live in a world, where people feel they have to confirm in order to fit in or be a part of. I totally agree. The construct of religion is to lock people into a specific way of life that must follow certain rules, example seventh day adventist can’t wear jewelry and so on. Embracing spiritually on the other hand opens on by renewing of the mind. Whic is what christ wants from us, he wants us to be free, to express love. With a heart filled with love and contentment, there no limits to where one can go. So lets live and love.

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Ase!

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience and deepening the understanding of my own. I too have researched and studied many different religions and doctrines searching for the one that ‘fits’.

Since you wonderful people were introduced to my life I finally feel at home in what I am learning and growing to love the world around me gives me joy that I am more than happy to spread around to the people I meet.

This post calls to mind an experience I had that while I never fully understood its meaning left a marked impression on me. During a very difficult time in my life and under mountains of pressure from my family, I started seeing a therapist. Every visit was torture, I felt abused during every session. I tried to justify it saying that talking about the reasons I was there was causing my distress and it would take time to get better. It didn’t, it got progressively worse. A strange thing that happened was during the course of each visit while I spoke to her there was a red light flashing somewhere in her office, whether it be her cell phone on the arm of her chair or a toy in the box beside it one time it was even the printer on her desk. Once I stopped going to see her, I got stronger on my own focusing on my children and settling my mind to allow growth.

I am grateful to all of you for welcoming me in to your family and helping me on this journey of discovering spirituality.

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Wow love it …and so insightful thank you Obara

Obara Meji
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Thank you, this post was also a hard one, upon your suggesting Ty, lol

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Obara, we thank u for this post…the struggle exists each day to not only embrace spirituality but walk with it…to walk and practice ire…to love and honor God…to be the best person we can be…to align with our life path and plan…all not easy and requires work daily…

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Ori Yeye Osun, my beautiful mother…

Look at what your journey has done, for enduring all those hardships, you have allowed others to embrace theirs…

The pastor knew what he was saying…

I am thankful for your presence Obara, and your heart…for many would have hid under a rock after your life experiences…yet here you are open, loving, and sharing…

I agree with you so much that embracing the spirituality is easy but maintains is hard work… My daily prayer is to be the best me…meditation, introspection, and prayer is needed always and also to be honest with who you are…I am still on this path…Obara for the encouragements, friendly nudges, and the inspiration to be so much more…

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