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In the Ifa/Orisha traditional practice (a way of life, instead of a religion), whenever someone receives Ifa or Itefa, (as it is called in Yoruba land ) which is the initiation, they receive a life reading and this is done depending on the Odu which comes out during initiation. The Odu which comes out in Itefa is the person’s life path or destiny. Within the Odu, imagine it to be like a book of your life or your life’s journey, you may even liken it to what is refereed to as the Akachic record (which I do not like to reference it to because it is way deeper and vast, but for your better understanding this will help), it contains many chapters and verses about your life path, struggles, do’s and don’ts. The Odu comes out in Itefa by competent Babalawos, and it comes as a coded language which only they can interpret, it is marked from right to left as is shown above.

 

The do’s and don’ts are called Taboos, which will be explained to you as it written into your Odu. Taboos are very important for you to follow because according to Orunmila owner of the sacred Ifa oracles which are called Ikins which are used to bring forth Odu’s, if you adhere to your taboos, you will have a easier journey here on earth. To disobey your taboos can make one leave the earth untimely, become ill, barren, run mad, the possibilities are endless. Someone may have a toboo of never living in a house where iron can be seen protruding from anywhere on the house or building, we may not understand why this may be and it is not for us even to know. It maybe that anyone who disobeys this may have sickness in the body, or may lose a child or lose a limb, who knows? but it would be foolish to tempt it. The Odus tells many stories about the person, and they will be told during Itefa which last for ten days by several Babalawos who will be participating into chanting the verses they each know from this particular Odu, or your life book. The day these things are told is called the day of your Ije  which is the Seventh day of initiation(E-jeh), Ita is on the third day (E-tah) I will explain this another time. It is impossible for one Babalawo to know all and even if there are ten Babalawos there in attendance, you will still not hear everything, also not everything within the Odu is pertaining to you, so it is important that the Babalawos there can fit what belongs to the initiate through their competence as trained Awos, and usually they do.

The story below is one such story or Pataki of Obara Meji, man or woman can receive Obara Meji, it depends who it falls for. So do not let the reference to HIM, concern you. This Whole Ifa cosmology is complex to those who have no idea of it, so I will try to simplify it as much as possible. The Picture used in the post is the way Obara Meji is written in code when it falls to earth from right to left. In the story below, it tells of how the children of Obara Meji will have long life, and how it came about, enjoy. This is one of Obara Mejis journey here on earth, as time goes by I will post more and other stories also.

Obara Meji encounter with his enemies 

 

Obara Meji was very famous while he walked the earth, his fame and popularity soon began to evoke envy and enmity. He was soon to realize that success breeds envy and envy evokes animosity which begets enmity. Generally people do not fall in love with those who excel them.

The more the elderly divine priest from whom Obara appeared to have stolen the show lost no time in plotting his downfall. Meanwhile Obara meji’s guardian angel appeared to him in a dream and gave him a preview of the machinations of the plotters. When he woke up, he invited two awos (Ifa priests) to make divination’s for him. Their names were

Oni bara, Ola Bara , Eshisi Bara

Eeku ookii Ku so otin

Eye bara, kii ku si asi

1: The fly which does not get greedy, never dies inside a wine container. 2: The fly which flies high up in the air, and who is not tempted by the baits on the low ground, does not get caught in a gum trap.

They advised Obara Meji to make a sacrifice with a cock and a hen. He made the sacrifice which explains why he triumphed over his enemies, after they had tried on earth and failed, and they also reported him to the elders of heaven. Meanwhile an itinerant was visiting Ife (e-fay, a town in Nigeria, where Orunmila first lived) and he stopped by the house of Obara Meji, who extended elaborate hospitality to the visitor. the name of the awo was Eroke Ule Abiditirigi. When the man made the libation divination, he warned Obara that a messenger was being sent from heaven to fetch him. He was advised to give a he-goat to ESU (Eh-shu) and a goat to Ifa. Not only did the awo do the sacrifices for Obara, he also did traditional clearance, (Ono Ifa), for him. He prepared the relevant medicine for him to be taking everyday.

Five days later, a Tiokam came from heaven to arrest Obara Meji. When the Tiokam flew on top of Obara’s house, he called on him to prepare to go to heaven. In an Icantational reply, Obara told him that his father had told him before his death, that he was leaving for heaven to answer the early call that would have taken him (Obara) away from this world, and that his father said that he was not to leave the world until a tree Aro produced leaves, and until the roots of the parasite plant called Afuma (which grows ontop of trees) touched ground——-and until Elaa shed it leaves. Obara Meji collected the tree plants and gave them to Tiokam to give to the King of Death, who sent for him in heaven.

When Tiokam delivered the message in heaven to the King of Death, he ordained that Obara Meji would have to get lost on earth never to know his way back to heaven. That is why Obara is said to have lived on earth for about 260 years and in the end he had to beg God to accept him back in heaven. If the children of  Obara Meji are able to prepare this ono Ifa, they must live to a ripe old age

 

From the works of Mr. C. Osamaro Ibile

From Benin City, Nigeria

A fi ọ́ jọba ò ńṣàwúre o fẹ́ jẹ Ọlọ́run ni?….Yoruba Proverbs!

You have been crowned a king, and yet you make good-luck charms; would you be crowned God?
(Being crowned a king is about the best fortune a mortal could hope for.)

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

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EnlightenednDisgruntled
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I must say this I went to Nigeria and I was amazed with all that i saw. I learned a lot from initiation. I was initiated in Osun and I feel as if I have come alive. Ifadare was a nice man and Obara is incredibly beautiful and stunning. I was blessed to be in her presence.

Nordette
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I had a dream this morning around 7:15 to 7:25 am. I woke up asking god to cancel the dream if the meaning is bad. I found myself back home in Jamaica and I was making caramel candy apple and there were beautiful big apples on the table.in the back ground j can hear dogs barking and a woman saying the dog bit her in her back. So I took a machete and I ran over to were the woman was and there was a man and a dog so I grabbed the machete and started cutting the dogs head off. Then I found myself at my old work place and I ran in the ladies washroom because the man that had the dog was coming after me with a scissors or a knife( not sure) and as he was entering a lady stopped him and told him he cannot enter in the washroom. After that happens I got a call from my aunt telling me she had a dream that her friend gave her a wig to give to one of my cousins. Can you please interpret my dream.

Femi Olalere
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Femi Olalere

Kindly provide elucidation on other odus for guidance

MTH
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YW mi fambo you is a su-mart man…Sed way it guh…Mi caan si how a man a look a woman an a di woman fi call llfi get di lyrics…Mi nuh mind calling, but a caan me one fi call fi mek a friendship work…MI look like kunumunu?

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw

Yu right. It tek 2 fi mek it outta sight. Blasted 80’s.

Obara meji
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Nuh sey nutten Orunmila chosen, nuh sey nutten!

Obara meji
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Lol!

MTH
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Cgoh. I love your suggestion re the pot for the computer…We can agree to start for August 1. We all benefit so this is the least we can do.

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Ekarroooo yazzy yaz peace n blessing glad ur back with us.
[email protected] n cgoh

cgoh
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cgoh

Obara we can make a pot for your computer.

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Ekaroooo Mommy Ooo! Ekarooo emi oremi. Ba wo ni nko. I’m all over the place on the comments.

On one hand I’m so happy for Cgoh. Him and Nunu boo are having tremendous experiences and I love that. On the other hand, I feel a heartache for MTH and her vision. Omg..

Ty
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Keaton Yazzy…wats up mi doops?

Yazzy
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Ty, mi jus de msg ya up top eenuh. A seh thanks for your love and light here. It’s heart felt. Mi de ya mi doops. A hole a steady meddy.

MTH
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Teacher, thank you…My Ori says thanks…Friday morning I dreamt that I saw a bus with Obara Meji written on it, then you wrote about Obara Meji.

Teach, on a point of clarification, can I wash off with the lime and salt today as I’m on my first day of my flow?

MTH
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Obara, is not even 1 year I am at that workplace??? How come I get mix up with these thing…How the heck we became best friends. His family knows and trusts me and wants him to go out with him. I’m getting spiritual, how come I am mixing up in such perversion???

When I got the dream about a Kirk and Gary he said he didn’t know those names. So if I can’t help him, why do I get these dreams.

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Yaaaa neymar aguh recover without surgery glad fi hear dat
Ekaro Ty love n light

Ty
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Hey Kiab…me and you a take a seat and going into prayer for Mth ..how u doing darling?

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Prayer i will continue to pray for all ES family

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Wow karma has come to kalleck 🙁 i ovastan Obara again dis is bigga dan mi. I gwaan hold mi seat now…

MTH
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Obara, thank you for helping me. Friday morning I dream that I saw a bus travelling and Obara Meji was written on the bus.

The thing about this morning’s dream. When I was at the lowest Obara was there with me. I wasn’t alone…

Ty
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And teach posted on Obara Meji adventures yesterday…full circle…re read the story Mth…

I will pray today for you my sis, we are here for you…our love is real and palpable …

MTH
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Teach I read your response and I am wallowing on the ground. Just before bed last night I heard a voice said that he will give me the strength to clean up my yard tomorrow. (Today)… When I dreamt about the blood and my friend tasting it I new something was wrong…

When I dreamt about a funeral and a wedding in one Teach told me that my friend is going to die and I can pray it away. I did and now I am dreaming about death for my friend. My ancestors gave me that dream…How do I tell my best friend that he is going to die…

kiabubblez
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Obaraaaa can M share the dream n revelation with her fren n something be done to remove death?

MTH
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Teach I don’t have a problem calling him when I can afford it. However, if we are friends and I can’t call you, u can call me too. Don’t put me under pressure to call you. When I was buying my house he would ‘pressure’ me to call him and I told him I didn’t have the extras right now to spend on calling cards. He never called me and we lost contact for a long while. We were sending each other emails, but HE wanted to hear my voice and didn’t want to spend a penny to talk to me.

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Mth, yu have some man (or ‘oman fi dat matter) that feel better about themselves when they get someone to do something for them; something they themself are unwilling to do for the other person. In my opinion, it is a way to exert power or influence over a person. The calling ting seems simple now but it is a building block towards grater influence later.

kiabubblez
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oooo dis bigga dan mi…mek i go ova suh hold several seats lol

MTH
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Teach there were 3 guys SRF my best friend. CAB the guy checking and MAW my ex who I always dream about. He has always been tender/gentle and looking out for me in the dreams,

MTH
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After MAW pulled out the suitcase Obara (this Obara, Teach) came there. I knew she was there even though I haven’t seen her. I said Obara yu nuh si di bwoy a blood claat batty bwoy. I then said how yu (MAW) waan mix up me an mi Teach inna batty man ting.

The dream shifted and my gay friend and I were driving around in America, then I saw that I was actually in Richmond Park. I saw a park police car and the police was talking to some guys. My gay friend said, yu nuh si a batty man dat. I was shocked as he doesn’t speak like that and secondly why is he calling other gays slurs. I said who a batty man, the police or the guy. He said the police. I said how yu know he said I know my likes. The Obara came again on the back seat and I said a wah a gwan…How come me a get mix up wid batty man. Obara hugged me and said I’m here to help. I started crying and woke up.

I tried meditation this morning and was told I am not ready. As I sat in the circle of salt, I bwalled like a baby for Obara.

MTH
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July 6, 2014 (after 3am). I dreamt I was on a train. Across from me was my best friend and a co-worker. I noticed that my best friend was naked. I got up and stood over him and looked down. He was clean shaven and his parts seem to grow the more I looked.

I told him I would love a go at the joy stick. We were about to get it on when he changed to the guy checking me. He the guy checking me CAB touched my lady parts and said, you are about to start your period, (which I am about to in real life) you know you shouldn’t have sex. He then put his finger in his mouth and tasted it. He then said you need a pad. A military pad, a MILITARY pad.

My ex that I always dream about protecting me MAW said hush a nuh nutten cause me wear a pad to. I was frightened, I said you wear a pad too. He pulled down his clothes and showed me that he was wearing one and on the pad was something more than skid marks.

He started comforting me and said not to worry. He pulled out a suitcase which held some on my lingerie over the years. I asked him what he was doing with my stuff. He said he said he kept them over the years as he loved me and knew I would come back.

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Mek di bredda yah low mi fren M! wi a Sango warrior pitni. Doh trouble wi! cho

MTH
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Teacher, my I have permission to post my dream?

Before I went to bed, the mood was light and cheery. Just before I went to bed, I was told the dream I had before it showed me 4 enemies. Just before going to bed, I heard as clear as day, a voice telling me that he will give me the strength to clean up my yard…

I went in my room, left grapes and water for my guides/ancestors etc. I told them not to show themselves yet as I was still ‘afraid’. Told them to give me a vision instead so I know they are there. Then I got the terrible dream.

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Lawd yes!!!!! it will come Jah kno it will come! Obara Meji is a sacred powerful name.

MTH
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Ekaro Teach. Dada N!!! Teach earlier this morning in my dream I was crying for you. When I woke, a bwal like a baby a call out Obara, Obara, Obara!!!

MTH
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Bubblez, you made me laugh…u get good pan diss dream ting…

The male friend who said I needed a military pad has been checking me for a while. He is VERY gentle towards me. Baby this and baby that. He has a very kind spirit. The lowest point in my life, when I was catching hell in London. He would BB/Whatsapp me and send me voice notes… However, the draw back with him he seems so mean…He wouldn’t mind me calling him everyday. He said he its cheaper for me to call him from Jamaica. He wants me to be the one to buy credit to call so HE can hear from me.

Cgoh, yu gone?

MTH
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Bubblez, bless up. I am very disturbed right now. First in a long time mi a bwal so much…Mi caan manage. Mi tried the mediation thing with the salt but mi stop and start cry. There is a very deep deep pain…

kiabubblez
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Hush Mth i cry at times it is freeing. I sorry for ur pain today. Correct me if mi wrong is him ur fren dat is so negative or something so? trying to understand why this dream of him tasting ur blood.

MTH
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Cgoh, thanks but read between the lines. I said it was disturbing and he tasted my blood. The blood was not from a cut and he said I needed a pad. A military pad…Tell mi if yu get wey mi a sey….

cgoh
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Got ya mth. I was still asleep so I didn’t catch it.

kiabubblez
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M ekaro does ur fren require alot from yu? is he dependent upon yu? to me him tasting ur blood may mean heis trying to use yu up, take alot from yu. That is my intrepretation…

kiabubblez
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Ekaro all blessed morning thanks cgoh mth for sharing ur dreams n meditation experiences. Love bath for me this morning. Mi smell sweet like flowers n love 🙂

Ty
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Me seh me love di love bath…ore Yeye Osun, my beautiful mother…

I did it a while ago and I felt loved…den when me go a di mall fi shop, which I rarely do…a bare discount me get even when me never ask for it… And me nah seh likely either…

You should also try the peace bath…very refreshing and calming…it cold though…

MTH
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Ekaro everyone. Just awoke from a disturbing dream. In the dream it appeared that I knew I was dreaming and I was with Obara (our Teacher Obara). When the images got too much for me I cried out to Obara for help…I then awoke crying…The dream is so disturbing I have not written it down…

However, just before going to bed I honoured my guides/ancestors/mentors. I am not sure if its my mind, but it was like my aunt who passed, her partner was saying to me why am I not calling his name (he wasn’t forceful, he was actually teasing me. I called him name). I told them not to appear to me just yet, but to give me vision. Now I dreamt that my best friend was naked, a guy that liked me tasted my blood and told me I should wear a military pad. He stressed military pad. Is there anything called military pad…

I might loose connection by 7am Jamaica time. I will try and stay connected.

cgoh
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Several military pads. Knee pads, elbow pads, helmet pads. I don’t know if that helps.

NuNu
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Ok thank you

NuNu
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Im keeping him company while he tries to sleep

kiabubblez
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ekaro nunu u are a loving sister. I love it! i too have brothers i cherish n love. No sisters tho always wanted sisters lol

Obara meji
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Tell him to speak firmly but out loud, but not loud, I hear you, please stop now !

Obara meji
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If it continues out a glass of water at his bed side n will explain this tomorrow for you later for me

NuNu
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Ok thank you obara, I will

shawnyrob1
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CGOH..you could possibly be hearing your ancestors(egun)

NuNu
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I will tell him shawnyrob thanks, he can’t fall asleep because he keeps hearing the chanting when he tries

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Ase Obara,: @Ty the odu ifa do have an order based on seniority, but the chronological order does not make any one odu more important than the next.Different messages, and things were incarnated in each odu.Within these messages lies the eewo(eh whoa) or taboos that accompany the particular odu.for a particular person. The beauty and uniqueness of Ifa, lies in the fact that, even if one or all of us had the same odu , the information that we receive in our life path reading will have some things in common, and vary greatly at the same time. Each Odu ifa has thousands upon thousands of verses. Seeing that Ifa is about creation and procreation, it is quite fitting that the word odu means womb. Mother Earth(onile) gives birth to the things that sustain us( e.g. air, water, food etc). The spherical shape of mother earth, couled with the mysteries of creation is why it is referred to as the calabash of existence in the Ifa tradition, and opon ifa(ifa divining table) is shaped as such most of the time. Ifa is wonderful, IFA IS TRUTH , Ifa is destiny……I am happy to see that all of you here on ESP are getting the opportunity to sample Ifa from a wonderful teacher(Obara), ifa literally means to scrape ,scratch and swallow…If one were envision paint on the wall being knowledge and one was was hungry for knowledge ,in order to ingest that knowledge one would have to scrape , scratch, and then swallow it piece by piece ,bit by bit. This is relevant in living the Ifa lifestyle, because in Ifa it is said bit by bit we eat the head of an elephant ,bit by bit we eat the head of the rat(not to be taken literally)..the point is we learn the lessons of life in small increments , baby steps…so I encourage you all to nibble on these tidbits of Ifa and digest them, bit by bit…p.s. this reference also reinforces the virtue of PATIENCE(WINK).

Ty
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Thank you so much Shawnyrob… ifa is so vast and makes you realize how small we are in the scheme of things…it makes us realize who expansive the universe I’d and how great God is…

The Odus seem to give us the blue print of life…how awesome!!!

The good old Suru is back…I am working on that one…meditation has been a key for me to maintain suru…

NuNu
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Ok I will do that

cgoh
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I didnt mean to ask her that, my mind was straying a bit and i got destracted, at no point did i feel threatened or afraid. The clouds that I was going through looked like thick black smoke with purple lightening going through them and I ended up over the island with a river flowing through it, it was flush and seemed uninhabited. The single crystal flower I saw also blossomed in front of me. It was an amazing experience, I meditated about three times before and nothing like this happened. My cat came in the salt circle and lied there, he didn’t move until the meditation was over.

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O.k I know everybody is in bed but I have to write this. I’m trying to sleep and I’m hearing some distinct voices. I can’t understand what it or they are saying. It’s almost like it or they are chanting or speaking continuous without breaking for air.

NuNu
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Obara yuh gone?

Obara Meji
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Tell him to remove the word demon from his vocabulary, they do not exists, I will explain tomorrow, remind me

NuNu
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Ok Obara, Cg tried the pushing the boulder over the mountain when meditation and it worked for him. He said he pushed the boulder over the mountain and he started to float when he looked down he saw a forest, ssid he had his eyes closed but he felt like his body was leaning almost touching the ground, he said he opened his eyes to see if he was actually leaning over but he was sitting upright. He closed his eyes again to maintain focus and he said he floated through, it looked like outer space, a dark clouds with purple edges. When he came out on the other side he saw an island and a river was running through it. It was dense with foliage and lush and looked uninhabited. He then saw a purple flower with silver tips blossom infront of him it looked like it was made of crystals it was shining and beautiful. He then heard a female voice calling his name, he said she sounded like echoing water, very feminine and almost sultry. He said he asked her if she was a water demon and then he said his mind got destracted because he was wondering if he was imagining things, and the female voice said do not distract yourself with that. Then he asked her are you a water spirit and she said yes I am. He said he felt really euphoric but his body was uncomfortable because it felt like his body was twisting and leaning even though it wasn’t. He pulled back because of that

NuNu
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Everyone I hope it’s not too late I would like to share Cg’s meditation experience with you! Anybody here?

Obara meji
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Here

Obara meji
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Yes shawyrob, the want him to know he can hear them

NuNu
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Ok Obara, thanks likewise the spirit is very knowledgeable our spirit understand more than our intellectual mind so can we, when we are in that transported state also “assist” or impart our spirits knowledge to these beings?

Obara meji
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I hope I understand your question but No, while our spirits are till attached to a physical body even if we travel out of the body, there is nothing we can teach these light beings

NuNu
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Ok Obara I understand, just wanted to know why we “leave” our bodies so yo speak, if it’s just them wanting to teach us.

NuNu
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Obara when the spirit astral projects to another realm, can “it” learn from the beings there and then forget what you learn when you wake up?

MTH
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Teach me and the baby on the road all day. I will link you off the air…

MTH
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Teach, the name Obara was given to you long before you ever set foot in Africa. It deals with binary codes etc which detects some great intellect. Now I see the connection, you being schooled for as long as you did.

Based on Obara Meji he experienced jealousy and he was subjected to be killed. However based on his good works he was saved. I see the same thing with the God-mother. Teach, your good deeds did not go unnoticed by the universe.

kiabubblez
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wow ok i see.

kiabubblez
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Ekale ES family Obara if everything is not for the initiate, then who is it for? is some of the info during Odu for the Babalows or do more than 1 initiate get their Odu same time?

Ty
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There is a message in it for us all, myself included…

Ty
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Hey Nunu…blessings to everyone….

Hail to king Sango…Oya we love you…dem a walk through today… So grateful…

NuNu
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Howdy Ty

NuNu
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NuNu

True Ty, I wear them in a small case around my neck

Ty
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I just got a crystal necklace so will be trying it out this week, I have it charging… How do u like your Nunu?

Ty
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Hey Nunu…I have a clear quartz crystal too..the crystals can be addictive…

Ty
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Thank you Obara…

NuNu
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Hi Ty!

Ty
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Love it…I love the Odus… Wish these were taught more…

Can you explain Tiokam more? I feel like I have Heard about these in other situations just not that name…

Also does the number of the odu bear any significance, meaning number 1 greater or more ascended than number 200…

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Obara, thanks so much. Great read!!! Do we only receive knowledge of our taboos after our initiation? And if so, does that mean we will never gain this knowledge if we arent spiritually savvy enough to pursue it? I can see the connection. Is this an explanation why we are plagued with our hard journeys. Or is it that this taboo doesnt necessarily apply to us until after our initiations?

NuNu
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That’s what I’d like to know too Yazz, according to what we’ve learned so far before we come here some people choose a “rough” life to learn whether it’s to pay a karmic debt or otherwise, so how do you differentiate between karmic debt/walking that “rough” chosen life vs being unaware of our taboos and blindly walking into them which causes a strenuous life?

NuNu
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Now pertaining to the Obara Meji, you said that it is rare so can more than one persons receive the Obara Meji at a time? Can a babalawo receive the Obara Meji as well?

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