After I had gone through my first initiation, the three years I spent at home under the tutelage of non-physical beings sent from within time and space to teach me and take me on my journeys, the world seemed to make more sense to me. One day at a time, I saw people differently, I saw their true colors so to speak, and I feared no one or nothing. I had become re-educated, to all I thought I knew, during my training. All that I believed I knew were stripped away. Before I go further with this story, I want to share something with you. There were many times when my spiritual elders (Spirits) came for me to take me on my journeys, as I slept they would come and my spirit would rise up from my body and go with them and it was so swift that one minute I was in my room and the next in some other realm.
What I noticed when these times occurred was that as I hovered over my body, I had no concern about the body which laid atop the bed. The human emotion which someone would naturally have in seeing themselves outside of their body (fear) was not there. I was curious in these moments, but feeling of being sad or anxious of leaving my body and probably never coming back to it, never once happened.
This feeling made me question one of my teachers one day, (non physical being), when I was able to communicate with them, please note, that our communication was always done through the mind. I asked her why was it that when I left my body and was aware that I was no longer apart of the body I did not seem to care since the action mimicked death . She went on to explain to me that there is no death, and that our spirit when we make our transition fears not the journey because it is expected. Spirits who panic, and there are some who do, when they leave the body are the ones who are now earth bound, because they made their transition through trauma, in other words, their destiny was cut short, which has set the spirit who is the driver of the body off course. This does Occur in some peoples lives and the reasons maybe many, Obeah, Witchcraft or someone can cut their own lives short by offending an innocent, someone who did good for them and they did bad in return as in the story David Part 2. Someone who went to the shop and is gunned down, when the spirit separates from the body, (for some not all, I will soon explain these kinds), it is shocked that it cannot get back in, not because he went to the store and is expected to return home, but because the spirit knows that it has met an untimely death, which is not in support of its destiny. For the ones who have met trauma and their spirit goes off happily, even through trauma, this is in full support of their destiny, they chose this way to leave the earth.
Please remind me to do a post on the MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE, I do not know if you all are ready for me to open this up to you, explaining the different things which are very possible (POSSIBLE), but if my Ori directs me to, I will tell you all about this Plane crash and that it is possible that these people, all of them are still alive.
My senses heightened and I saw everything, magnified. I would walk down the street and see someone walking toward me, and then I would see their spirit run across the street and stopped before a moving bus, and the bus would hit them, almost like a video being played before me. I would come back to myself after this flash and still see the person coming toward me, but now I had the feeling to reach out to the person and tell them that God loved them and that they should please rethink what they planned to do. At first when these things were happening, I tried to resist warning people or giving random people messages, because I feared rejection and that people would see me as insane, but I was urged on by my Ori and when I did gather the nerves to reach out to people, I was met with warmth, and thanks and given nuff respect, my trepidation were all for nothing, and I began to grow more confident day by day.
All which I had lost during the battle with the children’s father was restored. After my three intense years of training where I emerged anew and refreshed, my family heard of the things that were going on with me, they heard about people coming to me, seeking help and getting it, they heard of my divination skills and the accuracy of it. The sun rose up out of the earth and was shinning everyday in my direction like a spotlight on stage and all the whispers behind my back which said that I was mad, shushed! People of all professions and ethnicity sought me out, they traveled from far and wide to see me, they had all heard about me through another, it was by word of mouth that people knew of me, and they came, not one by one but in droves. Soon I went for my two children which the wonderful Nanny had been caring for, and I brought them home to join their other siblings. And the work continued, during these times I was given another salon by clients who loved me and were happy for my help to them and their family. My new salon was bigger than the one the children’s father had given to me, but because of the demand of me as a spiritualist, I hired workers and would only go in the shop two times a week when I was in town, I traveled often.
The wicked father heard of this shop and he came begging and I gave him, I did not refuse him, I gave him money which he asked for to pay his car notes, he had fallen on hard times, I assisted him, soft hearted as I was, I helped him, until a very wise old man told me to stop. He told me that God was giving him his judgement and that should I continue to give to him, then I was interfering with God’s work, so I stopped. My parents began coming around, and they came when they worried about something, I would divine for them and whatever God showed me I would reveal and we worked it out. The wicked sisters did the same. Just before I had gone into training the message was “Seek Ye the Kingdom of God and all his righteousness and all these shall be added unto you”, After I was taught and I began my work all that I thought I had lost, all that I believed would never be, became more than what I expected. God lifted me up and seemed to shout “This is my daughter in whom I am well pleased!”, lol, I said seemed as if.
I began keeping medium sessions at my house, my Padrino was a medium and would often times have Misas, or a Spiritual mass where he would invite spirits to come and speak through him, and they did and when this happened many truths would be revealed and also solution to many problems would come out. During one such session, I was told by him that one day I would sit in his chair doing the same thing. The time came and there I was every weekend having these sessions, where many people would come and I would sit and pray and spirits came, where they would use my body as a host and speak. Let me pause here to Salute my sweet and Wonderful Padrino,!
Padrino, my eyes mist whenever I remember you, I love you and I call your name every day. It was through sorrow and problems why I met you but meeting you turned it all into Joy and happiness, because what an amazing person you were while you lived here, I am now called Obara Meji, and am an Initiate in the Ifa/Orisha tradition as you once told me that I would be, and many of your predictions for me have been full filled. I have passed along some of what you taught me, to my children and to others, your work here was not in vain Padrino and I pray that I, in my lifetime and with all that I share, could impact others as you did with me, I am paying it forward, I hope you are proud of me. I thank Olodumare (God) for allowing me to know you in my life time and I thank Esu, your Omo Orisha who brought us together. I love you sir, always, and one day, a ways far off, when the mist have rolled away my sweet Padrino, we will see each other again.
During these sessions many spirits passed through me and saved several people lives, giving messages regarding their health, they checked with their physicians and found that they had problems which were corrected with surgery. In these sessions people were warned of imprisonment and of danger, people were told about jobs which they sought and how to get them. One woman had an inheritance from a Aunt in North Carolina, which she did not even know about, when told through me by a messenger, she checked it out and although it took months, she received $25, 000.00, she never knew she had. These sessions as I called them were done by me to try to raise the vibrations of others. Normally when people did these kind of intense affairs, it was for the spirits passing through the mediums to give their messages, but I had since realized that my portion was beyond that. I had gotten gifts of everyone. Every Spiritual gift which could have been given to me, I received. I quickly realized that whenever a person came into my space, they left knowing something new, I taught them something new. That drew people to me, whenever I spoke people listened, and I saw myself in the role of a teacher.
I knew things which I did not know how I knew them (can you say tongue twister? lol), and I found myself when speaking to people saying that I was a teacher. That was what I titled myself. In every area of my life, I taught. I went into teaching mode whenever I spoke to anyone, often times unaware of it. It was natural to me, knowledge of almost everything. I was a book nut, and so I lived in the libraries and book shops, sitting on the ground if there were no seats to sit, and reading all and everything while growing up and after the Initiation I searched for things I knew in books, and here I was alive and awaken and doing my work according to my destiny but I saw myself as a teacher, a teacher of metaphysics. I was firm in that knowledge, and after a while I realized that the big black book, was actually “The book of life and all things”, at least that is what I called it, because whatever I needed to know, what ever I pondered upon came to me from within me. The knowledge was embedded within, like the heart fitted and seated in the chest of a person. I began to take a curious look at people, skeptics, Christians and Muslims who denounced spirituality, denounced spiritual workers and healers. Pastors and priests who warned people away from us, cussing us and damning us all to hell, and I felt sorry for them because I quickly realized how deep in slumber they were and severely imprisoned with no possibility of parole or release, perhaps. The sessions had saved many, divination had steered people into the right direction of their lives and helped them make life changing decisions and even comforted some, and the knowledge gained of herbs and plants had cured many ailments, how were we the bad guys?, Obeah workers, Juju makers and witches, Satan’s disciples, host of demons. Jesus beloved as he were did our very same work, yes he did, as well as the prophets of old before him.
After my first initiation I learned many things and I taught a lot, but I yearned for more. I had already made up my mind that I had to go to Africa for initiation but I allowed my Ori, to tell me when. I was patient, and that was not easy for me, I am an Aries and we are not known for our patience, but making the trip to Africa was one that I knew I had to do, but who would be the one to take me, who? I had traveled to Jamaica and by chance met a celebrity there and ended up giving him a reading where he was told that one of his many brothers would die within three months of the reading. He was very sad at hearing this, although the spirit did not say which one of the brothers would die, the message was that the person would have a fatal car accident and told the month exactly. I am being very careful in telling the story as this person is extremely well known. After he was given this revelation he asked if it could be changed and was told yes, and so he asked me not to leave the Island and he would get back to me, I agreed. I waited around for a week and only received one phone call from him telling me that he would soon come.
One night while asleep, I had an experience, I jumped from my sleep, an associate of mine was there with me, and I began to cry uncontrollably, she came over to me from where she slept and asked me what was wrong, I found myself telling her that my husband (spirit husband) visited me while I slept and told me to go home, he said the person was not coming and I had no time to waste here, there were plenty things for me to do on earth and a short amount of time to do it, he told me to leave. I cried because whenever I was visited by this person, and the visitation ended, I felt alone and empty. I needed him to linger for a while. So I left Jamaica and went home, back to America. Two weeks after I was home I heard a voice from far off calling out a name I was unfamiliar with, but I heard it clearly, the name was Obara! I cannot tell you what gender the voice belonged to, but it was as if the person shouted from very far Obaraaaaaaa! Obaraaaaaaaaa! Obaraaaaaa!. I asked my children if they heard it and they said no, no one heard the voice but me and it called me for one month. I was curious as to what Obara was, and there were no information on the internet at that time when I heard it. I was not bothered at the thought of hearing an actual voice, I knew it was a message, but it seem to come from a very far place. I had no idea Obara called me from Africa and I was not far form meeting her, she who was with me from birth, she who selected me to come back to earth, she who was my mother, she who was my Osun, Obara was clearing the way for her precious child to come home, although she knew me I knew her not and she was tired of waiting for me, she needed me to come home, Obara called me .
During these times when the name was following me everywhere, someone introduced me to a Jamaican Babalawo, and I told him about the name, he explained that Obara was the name of an Odu Ifa (Oh-doo, ee-fah, binary coded language). It was to be him, this Jamaican man who was to later take me to Africa, Lagos Nigeria for my full initiation. The Jamaican celebrity called, his brother had died, same way, same month as predicted and I had to go to Jamaica because he had much problems, but this set the course for me to go to Africa, because before I went and meet Osun there in Africa, I had to go home and pay Homage to my born land. Roaring River summoned me, I had no Idea of what Roaring River was or where it was, but when you are being guided you must trust, and when the vision came that I had to return to Jamaica and bring Roaring River an elaborate gift, I did not know how or when to go, but the celebrity called and desperately needed my help, it provided a way for me to go. I went to Roaring River, with an elaborate gift, and the celebrity in tow, lol. I had no idea then but Jamaica, land of my birth, wanted me to visit her lush clean water and salute it before I went to Africa, Jamaica paved my way and blessed me for my journey. I had no Idea that I was from the water realm and that Osun was my Orisha, and that Osun was indeed Obara Meji by the route which I took spiritually to get here to this realm but I was to find out in Africa when I got there. I was to find out why I chose the parents I had, and what was my destiny. In Africa and within my initiation I finally realized the reason why all the things that I had been through happened. In Africa I found Me!
Part 3 will be along tomorrow
This seem as if it may be a series!
Nǹkan tí èyàn ò ní jẹ, kì í fi run imú. /
One should not be sniffing, what one would not eat…..Yoruba Proverb!
[Don’t start what you can’t finish]
All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…..Obara Mèjì!
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.