Good morning everyone. I must say that last night on the blog was so much fun, we all had a hell of a time, it seems as if Fridays tun up over here, and may it continue to be so, aseeeee!. In the midst of all that is going on in Ferguson Missouri and the assassination of Young Michael Brown which has grieved us as human beings, seeing discrimination and racism unapologetically in our faces and the media houses reporting only what they want, we needed last night which was filled with laughter and fun along with great story telling. As a spiritualist, I know that this youth’s death was a sacrifice, but for what we will soon find out, just watch keenly. He has died, but we pray that his death will not be in vain, so please remember to call his name in your prayers, so that he will walk in light, we must do that for this young little boy who has left the world in such a vicious way! We people of African descent have been under attack forever, and we may believe it is hate, but it is more than that, it is really because of fear. Africa, if Africans Outside of Africa would choose to research their homeland, is a place filled with immense knowledge, and even though we have been through the African slave holocaust, which was one of the worst thing to have happen to any race, all of which our ancestors knew is imprinted within our DNA, we just need to wake up and it will be activated. But how can the ones who fear us want that to happen? If we as a people are awake and are armed with what we have innately, and that is power, the super powers of the world would quake, but again a part of the “enslavement has been religious indoctrination, and the trick which has been done to our people, to the black man, and that is to hate himself.I speak as I do now, because I am a black woman who mourns the pain and suffering of her people. We have been through hell and we are still going through it. To this day, no compensation has ever been given to us for all we have been through (although, I am unsure if we can ever be compensated, nevertheless, they have tried with the Jews, lol) and we have also been written out of history. There is a saying which I believe is so sad and it is “to Hide anything from the black man, put it into a book”, this is to say black people do not read, so again one more negative against us.
However in Africa, and through our “Barbaric” actions and knowledge, we have survived and continue to do so. Yet Africans through out the diaspora, some of them, have no desire to go, even for a visit. Vilified we are for who we are, still we help them to “stand up for Gay rights” and even go along and equate it to our sufferings, which is not the African way! seriously?? Not only did they recently murder young Michael Brown, but what of the recent death of Eric Garner, read this, a brutal killing which was even captured on video. This continues, and then in no time, it is over and nothing comes out of it, at least as we see, no punishment for crimes committed against our people, and so it continues. There has to be a reason why! If either of these men were gay, hell would have to pay, and it would be all over the news. They are killing our men, our black men, why?? All de one Kanye him, an Kobe and dem oddas whey run gone to de nedda side, kmt! As a spiritualist, I do not see color. I cannot. Race, color and creed as other things are human conceptions, brought forth through human emotions.
Spiritually we are all the same, having incarnated into many races and have been thorough different cultures. To fight and hate each other because of how we look and act and because of our race, makes no sense, but how can you see that if you are spiritually asleep. It does something to me however as a human being to see, blatantly and openly, raw unashamed racism and nothing being done about it, it is so very sad. As a spiritualist, I know this should not be, because we are all the same, we all have black shadows, but as an African, alive and in mortal flesh the pain is too much! Africans have been taught by their oppressors to put each other down instead of lifting them up and you will even find on some web sites with negative stories about Africa and Africans, continuing to fuel the minds of ignorant people that we are no more than witchcraft workers, Obeah workers, scammers and all which is bad, and what makes it worse the websites, at least some of them are owned by Black people. O ma se O! (Oh-ma- shay-oh!…what a pity) We are a loving race of people and we quickly embrace others, even though they have offended, Oda Be ( Oh-dah-beh, its ok), God will take over one day! Of that I am sure, the world is changing, and it has to go through chaos. Yesterday I had a conversation with a young lady, she and her family are suppose to give a feast to their ancestors. She wanted to include honoring the Orishas, which we have spoken about and so she had a meeting with her family members who all are Jamaican Christians, (fi dem bible beaten wuss dan cane licks). She had the meeting because she wanted to speak to them about the feast and why it was important to honor the ancestors. She said they listened, but while some listened, others were adversed to the idea of “feeding duppy”, and how can the dead eat (that was a good question). Some even went on to say that they were worried that God would vex wid dem for doing what was not in the very, all powerful, all controlling Bible.
I really like the young lady who spoke to me, such a refreshing sweet person, and I dreaded to back my argument with biblical references, but she wanted to be armed when speaking to them again and it was a must that I help her, I am her spiritual teacher and mentor after all. I sighed, and I reflected back to the same bible where it said “Jesus Wept.” Martha had come looking for Jesus because her brother Lazarus had died and had began to rot. She knew that if Jesus was in town this would not have happened to her brother, after all she had seen him raise the dead and heal the sick, lame and blind. When she found him, I can just imagine how frantic she was, urging him to come now! The Christian Bible says, when Jesus saw how distressed she was about her brother dying, he realized something right then and there which made him weep. There are many reasons speculated and written about “why” Jesus wept, some say it was compassion he felt for Martha, and that maybe so, but I believe it was deeper than that. Please note that I am treating this story as a metaphor and not as a real happening. In the moment which the young lady spoke to me, I became saddened by the fact that the world is so very asleep, My people are asleep!. Jesus had come as a light being, “The Sun” rather than the “Son” as is the literal meaning. He came (if he existed at all, but let us treat him as if he did, after all I am quite smitten by his benevolent ways myself, without all the bs), to teach and enlighten, but in that moment while Martha cried her eyes out for a brother who SHE thought was dead, but who HE knew was not dead, because there was no death, and that Lazarus had only shed his earthly clothes to begin another life somewhere else. In that moment Jesus realized that he had “failed” in his mission as to why he was on earth. He wept.
As I spoke to the young lady, I began to express to her the importance of ancestor reverence. The church, the catholic church that is, makes no secret of its reverence and worship of Saints, statues and all. A Saint for this and a Saint for that, even the thieving Mother Theresa (lightning, please hold off and guh check she out before yuh try strike mi den yuh sorry) who I believe has been canonized or in the process of. And if that isn’t reverence to dead people, I do not know what is! I told her that when they our ancestors cross over, that it is only the body which has left, but they now have become a beam of light somewhere within time and space. They still have a soul, because IT never dies, and although they do not have earthly emotions, (at least the ones who have gone and are not earth bound), they do and can visit us and speak to us in our vision and dreams. We will see them how we knew them last in their Physical uniforms and that is because that is what our mind can handle, it has limitations. As for cooking and sharing foods for them, while they cannot eat the food, it is the energy which they feast off, coupled with the fact that we set out to purposely give then a feast of remembrance, honoring their lives, and keeping them alive in our hearts by solely focusing on them through the act of this spiritual party. All that is done in preparation of them is called sacrifice. You sacrifice your time, money, energy and then some, in honoring the memory of those gone on before, the appreciation for all you did will show up in our world, you just note it when it comes. Have you ever began to eat or share your food and it falls, and again at some other times it happen and then again?, It happens to the husband and children also?, That is your ancestors seeking your attention, we must listen! I reminded the young lady about “The feast Harvest” which was held at church, where we would bring fruits to the church and set it atop the altar. Also read this, and search about fast and their practice in all cultures.
When next you go to the nail salon, please notice Miss Chin altar with her candles, and fruits and incense as you enter, she is honoring her ancestors and she is not ashamed. Our race of People are the most asleep, and while we are sleeping, they are killing us and taking from us that which we came here with and that which we have, locked up however through mind indoctrination and a loss of self. As to God being “vex”, as what the young lady said a family member expressed at the idea of feeding the dead, God has no human emotion…. I know, I know the bible tells you so, but that isn’t true. God may understand our human mind and our emotions, yes to that I agree, but can you imagine God being Vexed with me because I call upon my ancestor to come and dine with me? Then if so, isn’t Jesus a deified Ancestor?, forget the “son” of God bs for a minute and think, did not Jesus come here to this realm as a mortal being and died as mortal beings do, and people call upon him every day and worship him? If that is done and he was of mortal flesh at one time then what in tarnation are you doing? Isn’t that ancestor reverence of some kind? I did not begin to write this post to preach, and I have nothing against the Christ, but I want you all to shift a little in your seat, sit up against your pillows and try to wake up. I had a fascinating conversation yesterday with someone who I believe is extremely smart and deeply spiritual, fascinatingly so, we spoke indepthly about the matrix, the first one and the message within the movie, (and did you all know that the first Matrix and the Terminator series was written by a Black woman, Sophia Stewart, Hollywood stole her story, my friend taught me that, I had no clue) but that is another topic. I was impressed with how extremely awake my friend was/is, our conversation taught me a lot, and I KNOW nuff, but my friend tutored me some new and refreshing things, which made go, hmmm and I am NOT easily impressed., by mere mortals, Lol!
Today we will again interact and ask questions on the subject of ancestors and their worship and reverence, we will speak on Black people and their journey, discrimination and all that. Have you ever been faced with in your face racism, been discriminated against to where you can share the story? Do you agree with some of the blog sites who speak negatively of Black people and they are Black themselves? let us reason on these serious topics today… I want to learn from you as you will certainly learn from me, Iron sharpeneth Iron and the countenance of one truly brightens the other. R. I. P Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Eleanor Bumpurs, Trayvon Martin, Rodney King and so many more! Africans, wake up! I pay respect to the Black race, a very powerful race of people, who were the first to be created. I pay my respect to Africa, Alkebulan, the land where civilization was created, I pay respect to all people of color, and to my ancestors and to the Orishas, To all Babalawos and Oloorishas and Iyanifas, I pay respect to the Elders of the night, I pay respect to God, Olodumare, and to Obara Meji, and to all the 16 major Odus of Ifa, and to the 240 permutations, I pay respect to all Orishas, the ancestors. to Ile Ife where Orunmila built his HOUSE, to OLORUN, to Oduduwa. Mojuba oooooo! Iba Orunmila, I ba Osun my mother. Black people honor your self, respect your self and each other, Black people wake up!…Big up yuh self where ever you are in the realm of spirit. Khalid Muhammad, Marcus Garvey, Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X , Paul Bogle, Three finger Jack, Nana of the maroons, gone but not forgotten!! Africa Gwan hold tight! Below is a quote I got from the an Internet site:
The following is a great Alkebulan quote:
“Think about your Alkebu-lan consciousness, your culture, your names, your homeland, your past, your civilizations, your heritage, your ancestors, and your Mind. Today we have a false identity of self, self-hatred, hatred for your brother, and a deep hatred for Alkebu-lan our origin.”
All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…..Obara Meji! There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned…..Obara Meji!
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.