September 29, 2014 Obara Meji 219Comment

Good day everyone, I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and I pray that this week will bring blessings for you and for yours. This is my prayer for all my Bloggers and peepers ,well wishers, family and friends, fi all de haters oonuh guh chuck off some whey! Last week was very heavy with some very strong posts on some thought provoking subjects. This weekend for my faithful bloggers and to lighten up the dark atmosphere I introduced a series about Obeah and revenge, I have my time when I like to write and entertain my faithful’s,  we all loved and enjoyed them. I will continue it on the weekend to write more about Alton and de duttie Doreen, but for today let us explore the titled post.

When I was a child growing up in Jamaica, I saw my mother help many people with many ailments or afflictions. She had a job at the University of The West Indies Hospital in Kingston, but Mama knew things, many things. She was never known as a spiritualist, (perhaps behind her back, I have no idea) but to all, whenever they had problems that no doctor could aid them with they all came to our veranda and Mama always had something for them, from Gonorrhea to Duppy/Ghosts, my mother helped them all . This is what I remember of my mother and her abilities from childhood. When we would ask her what was what, trying to understand her work, she would shush us, me especially, since I was always curious of  her work (I never knew I would be who I am today) or at times when she felt like it she would explain. I learned many things from her which I apply in my own spiritual practice today. I thank God for her.

There was a time after mama had given birth to my junior sister, when she  woke up one night with pain with her breasts. The milk was too much and the baby was not nursing, her breasts had become hard as a rock. Mama had woken up crying, in pain, her enemy and arch nemesis Hilda Willis who lived in the apartment next to us, in the wee hours of the morning, came to our apartment with an enamel basin filled with hot water and a rag, she proceeded to bathe mama’s normally average breast, now huger than Dolly Parton’s titty dem, and seemed to soon burst with excess milk. As a child, I sat on the bed feeling sorry for my mother who was crying and clearly in pain, as Miss Will bathe her breasts with the hot water, releasing the milk which was causing her pain.

It was said that Miss Will knew a thing or two about healing, some even said she was an Obeah woman. Since the beginning of time the native doctors has always played a major role in every community. The Herbalist/Spiritualist/Traditionalist/Medicine man or Woman/The Shaman/woman. The Oracle. Even in movies their presence can be found such as the Oracle in The Matris and also the Oracle in the movie 300, and many others. It could be also said that Jesus’s role in the bible was that of the same kind. (do not attempt to hit me with yuh Bible!).

The reference to my mother and also to Hilda Willis was to point out the importance of community involvement  with each other, Unity, support and strength. This was done while I lived in Jamaica and it is still a practice in Africa.

The primary function of every traditionalist or native doctor for their community is to take care of the spiritual nature or aspects of the community. To serve the Gods/ Deity or Deities of the town, to heal, and restore order, to consult through oracle or through medium-ship for individuals or community their fate or destiny and to seek the proper solution spiritually for all problems, to ensure peace and to remove chaos.

In Africa all traditionalist or priests of each town have an higher up or a head priest of  who is a titled Chief and Priests himself, which oversees their conduct or behavior. It is he who represents all traditionalist or herbalist when speaking to Government or to the King of the town. In Nigeria, in each town, there in the middle of the town sits the shrine of the the ruling deity, of the town. In Nigeria where I live the Orisha called Babaluaye (Baba-lu-aye-yeah) and Orisha  Amagbo which is a Tree Orisha (he presentss himself when invoked into the form of a tree). Their shrine is in the middle of the town and it is the King’s duty to appoint the head priest of the town whose title is Ojubona to take care of it and to do their sacrifices and festivals. The Ojubona  is the religious leader of the town and along with him there are a selection of Babalawos (Traditional Priests) whose job it is to take care of the towns deities and to keep  their yearly festivals up.

Recently in Nigeria there was a very bad incident which was all over the news and it happened in the town of Ejigbo Nigeria where I live. The incident had made international news stemming from a you tube video which had gone viral. Three women who had been accused of stealing Pepe (Pepper) #200 Nairas worth, the equivalent of perhaps 50 cents in America, were held in the market, stripped and beaten and blended Pepe rubbed in their crotch area by men who were at the market. In Nigeria this is called Jungle Justice. One of the women died after her breast was cut during the torture she suffered which subsequently led to her death. Here is the link to the story;

Ejigbo’s King who is also the owner of the market and others such as the Chairman of the Local Council (the Mayor of our Town) came under fire from the International community and local women groups, along with human rights activists and others. The Iyaloja (female Chief in charge of the market) and the Baba loja (the male Chief in charge of the market) were both arrested and the men from the video who had ran away were being hunted and their families held in place of their capture until they were found. Ejigbo was in an uproar. The streets were filled with protesters, police stopped every vehicle and searched looking for the vile men who committed these acts against these women. Some were found, and some are still  yet to be found.

The King of  Ejigbo along with the Local Politicians knew that they had to do some thing to restore order to the town and also bring the criminals to justice. The Market which is one of our main markets had to be closed, and so this problem affected many people. Elders along with the Araba consulted the oracle, Ifa, so that they could find the solution and restore the town of Ejigbo to order. The Oracle gave its wisdom and a festival for the tree Orisha which is called Amagbo was called for, it went on for a week.

In the Christian Community and also in Islam and Judaism, there are the Pastor/Bishop, the Imam  and the Rabbai. These are religious leaders whose devotees/members/congregations depend on for leadership and counsel, when it comes to themselves and or family and often times community. In time of need these upstanding members of the community must show themselves and be the pillar of strength for everyone, while bringing in through fasting or prayer the realm of the divine as a comforter for all. Regardless of what they are called in tradition or religion or in any tribe or Community, Country or Town, these people are a necessary part of human existence.

They are the mediators between God and man, bridging the natural and the spiritual world for the benefit of the community. Both cannot survive without each other. Within each culture there are things which are done a certain way set so by elders who have gone on ahead and have now become ancestors. Common among all traditional practices however is the veneration of the ancestors, which the practitioners feel is the most important. Were it not for them how else would the community grow and understand the realm of spirits while having an earthly existence or still experiencing the human experience. The Importance of these people who have the ability to see into the future and also manipulate energy, use of herbs and plants to heal, use their bodies as mediums to bring across messages from the spirit wold to communicate the wisdom of the divine is unquestionable and should be respected.

In Nigeria within the Tradition of the Yoruba, you will find that women who are initiates of Osun are often midwives, they even have traditional clinics with which to deliver babies. In those clinics if the birth is a breech birth, I have seen these mother (YeYe’s) touch the stomach of the pregnant women and say incantation and the breech is turned into normal deliveries. After the baby is born certain rituals are taken place for new born and mother to ensure their health and well being.

In Nigeria all people, Christian, Muslims, Kings, Politicians, Bigwigs, and more all visit the Babalawo for consultation with the Ifa Oracle, before making important decisions. If there is an illness which cannot be taken care by the medical professionals, then that person will come to the compound of the Babalawo or of the native doctor for  divination/consultation and solution.

When I was called to this work, I had no idea what was happening to me, I went through a series of initiation which I thought that I would never recover from mentally. I can tell you that it was very hard for me, physically and psychologically. After my initiation and awakening, I then Journeyed to Nigeria many years after, to do more initiation and to finally take my spiritual seat, if you will, in other words settle in my role as an Orisha Initiate and a practicing Traditionalist. Before I went to Nigeria to receive Ifa and Osun, I had my own set of people who I was responsible for as their spiritual leader and advisor, I took that job very seriously, I still do. After I initiated into Ifa/Orisha my responsibility grew, I had not only people who were in my care as their advisor and spiritualist, but I had the Orishas who I had to care for and serve and also my ancestors.

There are many roads within time and space which leads to our one creator, how we use our lives here on this planet is determined by the choices that we make. When someone is given the responsibility of community or of individuals as a spiritual leader, advisor or teacher they must do their best to be the best they can be for all who are within their care.

Please add your own thoughts to this, and watch the videos below just for additional knowledge, not necessarily in support of this post.

 

Àjùmọ̀bí ò kan tàánú; ẹni orí rán síni ló ńṣeni lóore. /
Blood relationships don’t often procure mercy; favour comes only by divine connection…..Yoruba Proverb! 

[Help does not always come from expected sources]

 

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

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[…] has always been an integral part of every society and every culture, matters not what you call him. Read it here. In the tradition of the Yoruba People of South Western Nigeria, the Babalawo, High priest of the […]

Ty
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Yazzie my sweets, I am off to bed…sweet dreams mi love…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Ok darling Ty Ty! Sleep well. Dream well! Night Yw and kids. Thanks for the chat. I have to get up very early so I’m gonna turn in as well

Ty
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Leave of life and tuna plants next on my list

Courtney
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Check by the sea in the Bahamas ceresse is everywhere it grows wild by the sea and many other places. When you rub it on your skin in its raw state it’s an excellent exfoliant

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Ty, is your hair natural?? It’s very hard to keep up with a proper hair regimen as there isn’t enough time in a day for all that but if yuh wah good…. ..yuh know di res! 😀

Ty
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My hair is relaxed… I am too lazy if di natural hair work…I relaxed about every 14 to 16 weeks…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Ty, yuh sound like yuh hab some good good hair a grow ova deh man all Yw nuh hab nuh excuse su him nuffi bald! Lolololol. .

I just went natural about 8 months or so… I need to add these natural ingredients to my hair regimen..

Ty
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My hair was better before kids when I had time…growing it back now…always had thin hair…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Ty I’ve seen then grinding done for the medicinal paste as well but the exfoliant is news… I loved that tip.

Ty, we’re you talking about the gel weh name “aloe gel” in the gree bottle or u talking the natural aloe plant? My grandmum use to have my junior sis and I wash our hair with it. Nutin never black and thick and strong and pretty suh!! She also use to let us rub in on our faces and let it dry. I memba dat! Memory lane… I love these natural remedies eenuh!

Ty
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Di clear part is called the gel…no gel in a bottle good like it…

I love the tuna plant fi wash mi hair…it is a natural conditioner…it soften and strengthen you hair…it pon mi list fi get…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Court, thanks for the tip! So is wild cerasee and regular cerasee the same strand?? I had no idea it can be used as an exfoliant. Interesting

Ty
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I learn something to yazzie…thanks Courtney…never know the leaves are an exfoliant…I see dem grind it with other leaves in a mortar to make a medicinal paste for wounds…good to know…

Ty
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Yazzie you can use the aloe gel fi hair gel…if you want you new growth or hair, laid, rub likkle pon it…brush and viola!!!

Also you can rub it on your face, let it dry and rinse wid you face soap…you face smooth and pretty…

Ty
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Hazy, I cannot drink tea bag…where you get di ceressie plant…

Cami
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Cami

Morning Ty. Since you in FL keep an eye out for ceresse growing on chain link fences. For some reason, that’s where I see ceresse growing undisturbed…yes I’m a Floridian, lol

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Ohhh.. you can’t drink tea bags?? America tun mi inna handicap to so I had no choice but to use the bags.. especially while I was in NY but now that I’m exposed to the very fertile soil of FL… I’m sure the bags will be a thing of the past. My boss plants many different things and I’ve been privileged to have them. Mi cuda believe seh banana tree, jack fruit tree, ACKEE tree, sorrel tree/plant, plantain tree, avocado, mango, rasscleet CANE, di likkle sweet dwarf looking banana, allllll types a shit! No sah! A heaven mi deh to baxside… not even when mi did live a Ja mi see suh much tree a kingston… a farrin mi come see tree to rhatidcup!

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Ty, was just gonna ask if you use the worms as a lot of others do. Then they use the worm juice. I prefer the natural compost as well. Yes, only fruits and veggie scraps. No plastic or meat or things that can’t naturally break down… perfect soil Ty and Yw!!

Ty
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We are trying…I just plant some moringa seeds, let us see how they do…is it dem take and cure Fidel Castro colon cancer…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Wow… hunuh a live like some real off the land ppl! I LOVE IT! Do you make the compost from your recycled garbage??

Ty
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Yes…we have a garbage bin outside…we put kitchen veggie and fruits scraps…no meat…in it cover with a little soil…every now and then turn…in a few months, you get pretty nice soil/compost…

We do not use earthworms like some people…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Baxside Ty… unuh open a mawkit inna di backyard man????

Ginep?? Lychee??? Squash? ? Pineapple? ? No man.. dem sinting ya nuh right! Unuh affi guh learn mi lolololoolol. Ty you and Yw likkle plants dem will grow huge someday… but what I noticed about FL is that the trees aren’t even big. Some tiny likkle tree wid some major major bearings.
Ty, do you guys use manure in your soil??

Ty
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No manure…we make our own compost…real country ting…lol

Ty
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Me and yw plant all sort a things…dem still small but one day will get big…we have pear, cane, squash, Guinep, lychee, longan, grapefruit, fever grass, thyme, pepper, ginger, and pineapple…

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Yazzy

Ty, what needed to grow that plant? I saw that it was sold online but I’m not confident buying it there… too much online horror stories.

I’ve been drinking cerasee all day for about 2weeks… is that the equivalent to aloe on the weekends or am I still missing out on the health/healing benefits/properties?

Courtney
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I don’t know hun I grew up on the beach front all the days of my life never used anything but the wild and never paid for bush medicine I’ve always been surrounded by the water and trees.

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Yes Ty. The lime or the lemon .. use with the skin on…

Sleep well.

Goodnight all my sweeties. Love unuh. Sleep well!

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Yazzy

Ty instead of the concentrated lime juice unuh mus jus cut the lemon (thin sliced) and add it to the blend (with the skin on) makes it delicious. Me is a professional juicer! Mi know bout some wicked recipe that I even thru trail and error. I’m a bit petite and I use to juice every morning and found that I was loosing too much weight (altho that could have been the damn combination of the Daniel fasting I was on with that juicing session) but I didn’t like how light I felt so, without a doubt, now when I juice, I add ensure and nuts to mine. Not always but most the time… and my powdered flaxseed is a must!

Ty
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I do not use lime concentrate…only fresh lime juice…will try it with the skin though…never tried it like that…

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Yazzy

I’ve never heard of that one before one before but if it’s curing cancer then it must be good! I’m researching so many natural things and ways to live. I’m gonna fling all dis info in mi ESP notebook!

Ty, what about juicing?? Do you and Yw juice?? I’m a nutrition bullet addict!!! Cyah do widout mi bullet!

Ty
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We juice, again mainly on weekends…no time wid 2 kids… We love carrots, kale, beets, apple, and ginger combo…wid a Tupps a lime juice…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Court, that’s amazing. I love the water and all the natural elements. Ty is right… it’s a priceless gift. Treasure it!! Ty in US defence … FL comes a little close to that lifestyle …don’t ya think? Concrete Jungle of NY yuh can’t plant most a dem sinting ya??

Ty
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Courtney that is a treasure and gift…an expensive gift…America will make you appreciate it…everything ya cost…cherish that gift…

Ty
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Yazzy you can go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy the aloe plant…pick the one that your ori tells you is yours…place it outside, never inside…put it where it can get rain and sun…it will thrive on its own, no need to water if rain ketch it…once to start grow up, start take the leaves from the outside going in…

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Yazzy

Thanks so much chica! I’m gonna do what grandad did… with the egg and beat dem out. I may also do what your very wise grandmum did and dice it and swallow. When you freeze something it sorta lessens the blow of the taste. Wow… so much to learn. Lol@ mek man have nuff semen. Mi want it fi di womb and ovaries as I hope to get preggers one sweet day!! Lolololol! (And in my fam.. on mom’s side, the women have issue with conception…and sinting..so I need the boost!)

Ty
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No prob Yazzy…it clear block tubes…so it will help…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Oh crap… one very important question Ty, how da hell mi mek di drink??? Lol! Cut out di clear portion and beat it out and den drink it?? Or do u have another method to share??

Granddaddy use to cut out the slippery clear inner portion and beat it out wid a fork until it look like egg white… den him add di raw egg and beat out both together and drink it str8… not even flinch!

Ty
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I a your granddaddy…him strong and know bout…aloe wid egg is a powerful medicine…it blocks Nuff things…it also ….don’t laugh…mek men have more semen…

There are many ways to drink it…you do what feels best for you….

I am not up to the beat it raw till it look like egg yet….I peel it, and put it in a pot with water, once the pot start to bubble, I turn it off and cool the water and drink it…I eat skittles after and the bitter taste is gone in minutes…

Some people blend it with orange juice… No boiling and drink it…that is my next step…taking it slowly because it will be life long for me…

My other grand mother would dice up the jelly part, freeze it in a ziplock bag and swallow a few each day like she taking tablet…

Do what works for u…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

My grandad had all types of plants/herbs in his yard off Waltham Park rd. I remember he had aloe… leaf of life, ponganat (pomegranate) cerasee. .. mint… all types a sinting

He used to mix the aloe wid raw egg and drink it!!!! Ewwww!! What was that concoction???? Any knowledge on that one? ?

Yazzy
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Yazzy

It does what?? Tonks Ty… by week-hen mi have it. Can one say… overdose on it?? I know I sound ridic! Mi wah drink it everyday like I do mi cerasee but you seem to only do it in the weekends.

Ty
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Start slow and work u way up…Nuff old time people drink it everyday…it bitter bad and I am getting used to it…I do not have the time to drink it everyday and so only drink it on weekends…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Thanks Ty Ty. I’m confused about the last bit of the info. Ohhh.. never inside?? Ok. Got it. I’m gonna work on it. So what about the cerasee?? There’s a plant outside and I use it fresh or I use the tea bag but the aloe is better right?

Ty
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Hazy, ceressie and aloe a two different plants…

Ceressie can purge you, clean you inside and blood…

Aloe is an all purpose plant…good fi you skin, hair, ovaries, womb…it block obeah…it purifies…etc…it is an enhancer and often used to make other medicines more potent…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Gn Darling Ty!

Ty
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Night sweet Yazzy

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Ty yuh gone bed to?

Ty
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No man..me de yah…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Him seh di ppl dem a dabble and a play hopscotch wid dem religion … him call dem religious prostitutes caz dem nuh stationed in one.. dem deh here , dere and everywhere … lololol

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Obara what was that object that the Atlanta Babalawo manipulated and it raised up from his hand? Or was it just a random object he used to make his point?

He also had all the Orisha in his office. Were those his shrines? Each Orisha shrine? So there’s no confusion with all the shrines in such close proximity like that is there?? I liked his transparency of his tradition and his practise. Most wouldn’t showcase their shrines publicly as he did. Do you agree with his openness?

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Obara mi secretively grudge yuh mumz fi har newly aquired Dolly Parton boobies eenuh! Mi wuda bare har pain fi har fi a day fi have those! Can someone say photo shoot!

Ps, Ms. Will love ooman too much! A smaddy she deh look fi touch up… yuh mumz was really inna pain fi mek she, Ms. Teef out meat outta pot Will touch har or inna har yaad! Mi still rate Ms. Will da day deh doa

Yazzy
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Yazzy

You guys Crack me da hell up in here! It nuh right!

NuNu
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NuNu

Arite (like di likkle Jamaican girl pon di youchube video seh) mi done!mi done!mi done! All weddn’ unoo really deh set up fi mi! Mi nuh know if mi can talk to unoo agen ie nuh
Mi gone sleep yah, mi haffi wake before day a mawning Good night folks

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Good night sis! Plz hurry back. Be safe and have fun!!! Lots of funnnnn!!! Drink fi mi and yuh…

Pinch mi tell mi bout it when yuh come back ooooo! We gonna miss ya! (Tear)

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Obara can u adress why Amagbo is not invoked often? is he too powerful for many to handle?

NuNu
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NuNu

Lol Yazzy imagine di bag a sour fly roun’ Holmes mout lawd!

Ty
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And white skalll…lol

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Nunu hope u pack nuff listirine fi yu tinkin mout man!!! Loool mout smell like cess pool

Courtney
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Hmmmm

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Court Madda Chappy mix up yuh tan deh… she know how fi assist yuh wid man chubble/problems. .. see how she bounce weh Gloria… suh she is a good candidate/ representative of dem man teef ya! Lolololol.

Nunu nuh mad wid mi a joke.. wi can have joint custody a Mad Milk… mi wi kip him pan di weekends…

Courtney
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Say Doreen lol man I weak don’t class her with Madda chubby tsk tsk tsk

Yazzy
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Yazzy

LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOO Kia.

Nunu, mi done talk bout who mi aguh ask fi coach mi ‘gainst unuh teefin man behavior! Is eeda Doreen or Madda Chappy! 😀

NuNu
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NuNu

Mi guh malice di whole a unoo een yah ie nuh, all of a sudden unoo dwh force tinking Holmes pon mi fi dat mi guh teef Splen from Kia and Mr.Milk from Yazz

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Cool di 2 a dem bitter is a shame ewww

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Kia I thought the Aloe was way bitter and had more healing/health properties/benefits??

Eeda way… it bitta yes! They have the damn tea bags! I was using those till I got some fresh cerasee bish from the garden out front! Florida fertile is a shame!

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Ewwwwwww!! Now I kaint eat mi icecream!

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Obara so your role/life as Iyanifa is equally as important as the role of babalawo right? There isn’t any sexism involved right?? Do they have women high priestesses as well???

NuNu
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NuNu

Yazzy but the iyanifa nuh the same as a high priestess

NuNu
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NuNu

Oh ok I get yuh Yazz

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Nunu, what I meant was… just as you have the Araba (head of all babalawos) I was asking Obara of there were any equally standing female counterparts in such a role?

New Name
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New Name

@Yazzy, yuh know sey yuh nuh good
Grung to rawtid

Yazzy
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Yazzy

New name a unuh bruk mi out in ya! I had to do it… all weekend I was on a high from the bad bad series it just crossed over into my personal life!

NuNu
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NuNu

Teach wha mek yuh haffi duh mi suh wicked!!! Anybody but tinking pastar Holmes! Even if yuh did seh paper nyaming Mad Milk mi oudn’t suh bex

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Nunu mi love yuh and ting but when it come to mi man.. and hubby to be… plz don’t cross di line and style him! Lolololol

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Apology accepted. Mi know is belly unuh a carry fi mi! Lol. Unuh cyah have him… I was tek trip to Guinea fi unuh! A wi tun ali to duttie Doreen fi unuh! Lolololol

NuNu
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NuNu

Ask pardon Mrs.Mad Milk mi sarry maam fi style yuh husband

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Good night everyone welcome charles. Yu mean ol ms will come help mommy?!?! Mi frighten wen mi read dat pawt. lol di pain alone humble ur madda n mek shi nuh run ms will
No vaccine only eletrolytes n hydrating needed. hmmm Dem a frighten the whole world wid dem man made, air sprayed sickness yazzy yu stawt drink u aloe yet ?!

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Kia mi need Ty fi tell mi weh she get it from. Mi nuh trust fi buy it any and anyweh! Meanwhile every mawnin fi bout two weeks now mi drink mi cerasee!!! Aka…(momordica charantia)

Ty
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Yazzie, I have the plant and we drink it every weekend…

NuNu
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NuNu

Yailings Kia!

New Name
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New Name

Hello Charles. Welcome to ES. Teach, nuh sey dat man, but yuh know sometime wi get likkle extra hype, and we can relate to one topic more than the other.

Have a safe trip Nunu boo

NuNu
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NuNu

Thank New Name

Courtney
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Hey guys

Heyyy Charles how goes it.

NuNu
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NuNu

Hey Courtney

Courtney
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Hey hunnie

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Good night Court sweetie!

Yazzy
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Yazzy

I believe your mom was a spiritualist to eenuh. But I believe she was conflicted in her faith and di religion, rather than tradition, won her over….

New Name
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New Name

Night peeps.
I heard that my grandfather was a healer, don’t remember if he was blind, but I think so… My father seems to know a thing or two, but fimi head too tuff lol. I need to ask him stuff before it too late

New Name
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New Name

Not mi grandfather, mistake mi mek… Ah mi fawda grandpa, fimi great grandpa

NuNu
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NuNu

Night New Name, yes you need to take advantage and get all the knowledge you can, my great grandmother knew alot too it seems but nobody took advantage of her knowledge

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Good night New Name!

You need to pick his brain about these things fi tru. I wish I could go back and ask my granddaddy more. Better yet, I wish they openly taught us more! What’s was the big secret man???? I think it was fear of being labeled as Obeah man & ooman!

Yazzy
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Yazzy

New Name, weh yuh seh kakarahtid! A guda chute! Doreen LEARN yuh da one deh!

Over here I learn that Obeah can be used for the light and fir the darnkess… so if he was doing it for the light, him kool!

New Name
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I think that’s the case fi true Yazzy, caw ppl quick fi label yuh.
Mi use to hear bout dis man whey use to go mi parents church inna JA, whey use to trip imself naykid an dance an chant ah nite time. Ppl use to sey ah obeah him did ah wuk, but mi did pass it off as sey ah propaganda dem ah pred pon di man… Lo an behole, mi cum buck up panni rite ere soh!!! Yep! right yahsoh, wid Cutie pie Doreen… so mi put two an two togeddah an sey, ‘kaka rawtid! dat mean ah goodah chute di ppl dem dida tawk’

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Obara I know we always a done Ms. Will but she seems to have more use dan fi teef out di meat from outta unuh pot man.

Her exhibition of sympathy/ empathy for your mom thru her painful cries really warmed my heart. That’s what community is all about sometime enuh. Sometime community is dysfunctional but if one is down within that said community then sometimes even your enemies will rise to the occasion in being of assistance.

NuNu
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NuNu

Lol! Nuh shame a chue mi distracted mek mi nuh comment more, when mi sekkle afta mi trip mi wi deh yah agen

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Nunu nuh mek mi fret fi yuh enuh. Plz to come back! Hurry back and PLZ BE SAFE!

Goodnight Kia Boooooooo!

NuNu
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NuNu

I will Yazz man nuh, mek fretration tek yuh! Lol

Toy70318
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Toy70318

Outstanding job for the professor so glad God showed him a way without having to put drugs in the people system. Hello everyone I am going to watch the video

NuNu
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NuNu

Night Toy, i can’t believe all it took was giving them fluids and keeping them hydrated, I hope it catches on

toy7318
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Hi Nunu, I know! It is awesome

nyaha1
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nyaha1

I will add my two cents by saying that without midwives the whole world would fall apart LOL, let alone a community.

Cami
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Cami

Ok, sleep kicking ih…be back in a while.

charles206
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Oky Obara. I will do diffinately that.

Cami
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Cami

So cabbage eating Wills had a purpose, O?

P.S. I’m going to sleep soon (19 hrs so far, no sleep)

Cami
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Cami

23 hrs…to be exact

charles206
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Tnx everybody, feel so good to be part of you guys…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Pardon my lateness guys… I had read the post and watched all the vids and read the link but I had to finish working and clear up everything to run back here.

I really appreciate this post Obara. I know this is like a recycled line but people do fear that which they do not know. If most of us had wise people (not academics but rather traditionalist) around us growing up we would realize that most of what we are learning here now is not new and is the truth.

My grandfather was a wise ole soul and knew nuff herbs and tings and my grandmother always spoke of ancestors… I wish I had payed more attention. I’m happy I’m relearning my culture so that if/when I have kids I have something priceless to pass on and that is the knowledge and power within us from our ancestors.

I LOVE the sense of community while I was raised in Ja and I certainly miss and crave that lifestyle. I’m falling hard for the African way of life, my way of life… it’s so refreshing and when spoken of, it acts as a blanket that comforts me and makes me yearn and assures me that one day I will return home to my Mama Africa.

MTH
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Teach, couldnt get nuh wi-fi at all.

MTH
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I can not even begin to imagine how someone could even fathom rubbing pepper in another’s private area…Dem tek dem dutty hands an a grab up di woman dem private…

MTH
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Howdy heverybody…Mi dey ova di edda blog and di whole a unno ova here suh…

Teach, dem waan ppl seem like dem stupid. Dem ppl dem sey, wid di Chick-V is dat in only day time di mosquito bite. Now any normal well-thinking person waan know wey happen to dem when night come. If dem nuh badda bite or wah.

Teach, dem sey mosquito haffi bite yu, mi hear ppl dem sey das inna a fambily of 12. Everybody guh wey during the day time and come back various hours a heveling. Yet as 1 smaddy have it, braps di whole a di fambily have it. Dem sey hom Cherry Gardens, Norbrook and di rich places nuh too-too have it.

Cami
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Cami

Obara, Ty I notice you have yu bio on lock. Is it possible that the vaccine is a synthetic form of electrolytes that releases in high quantities?

Cami
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Cami

I hope all those men who molested those women were/are caught because I take offense to strange men touching a woman’s privates.

Cami
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Cami

P.S. it reads funny because I restrained myself.

Cami
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Cami

It was last night I had a discussion (brief) with someone regarding the purpose of obeah. With them all that they will ever hear as far as Tradition go is obeah. Why?

I retold a story of someone who attempted to poison me, and the person listening mentioned wick people and asked “if obeah still around?”. I said most certainly and give out a few reasons to rationalize that it will NEVER go away. She looked a bit shock, but then again that is how people hide their dirty hands,lol

Ty
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Cami, you on point…them same Christians use obeah…shoot all religions use obeah…

When I was little I had a bad fever and started to seize, my mom rushed me to uti hospital…at that time it was nuns on the children’s wards,…when they saw me limp in my mothers arms roasting with fever…the grabbed me…chanted over me…dipped me in ice and rub me in olive oil…quick time, fever bad seizure gone..

Obeah has saved my life many times,..me no fraid fi say it…

It is people who do bad things…

Cami
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Cami

When people appoint things of tradition to obeah I say “and so”, and if they want to take it further I go on to counter their religious beliefs.

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Ty, it wasn’t till I found ES that I found out that Obeah can be used for the light as well as the darkness. Take for instance Doreen. .. she strip nakid gone a river wid black powder dem time gone chant. She used it for evil and darkness. Obara on the other hand has taught us to rise early, strip naked and face the sunrise and pray and affirm… that can be classified as Obeah bur where in it was anything evil or harmful?? I’m very much convinced obeah, when used for the light, is a beautiful thing with beauty results! What Alton did to save his grand daughter is Obeah… he helped her or else she wudda a drink mad puss piss!

Ty
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Exactly…

Di same bible can be used to work obeah…the book of psalms is a obeah book… Genesis tell u how fi built altar and do sacrifice … Step by step instructions…

See choo di Christian dem call mi bastard, because I was born out of wedlock…me Nuh follow dem…

NuNu
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NuNu

People associate obeah with evil works, mi not even certain how to define it

Cami
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Cami

Obeah is Tradition/Ifa/Vodun, just like how Allah is God and jesus is christ, NuNu.

Cami
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Cami

MTH. evening.

Cami
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Cami

Welcome on site Charles.

NuNu
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NuNu

Evening Cami

NuNu
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NuNu

What is Amagbo’s function, I know babaluaye is the orisha for the sick, right?

MTH
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Hello Charles, welcome. It’s good to have you blogging with us.

NuNu
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NuNu

What a gwaan M mi glad fi si yuh! Yuh know seh mi auntie gawn a hospital wid this chick- v symptoms this morning, fever, rash and pain. Mi hope shi alright mi nuh hear nutten yet tho. Didn’t even know about chick-v until my cousin called and told me today

NuNu
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NuNu

Howdy Charles nice to have u here

MTH
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*most of the people DONOT believe that CHick-V is caused by mosquito.

MTH
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After all. Just coming off the road. Teach, Ty, Nunu, Yazzy, all bloggers and peepers, large up…

Teach, I read the Ebola link. The Nigerians are so pro-active. There is a Chickungunya (Chick-V) in Jamaica and the information being disemminated to the people is poor. My people, my people, my people. Most of the population do believe that Chick-V is caused by mosiquito. They say that we have had mosiquitoes around and they have never done ppl this way before. Some believe it is the plane with the billionaires that crashed off the coast of Portland that brought Chick-V. St. Thomas which has been the worst affected thinks that it was brought down by aliens. The say one day they saw either light or lightening (mi nuh waan tell nuh lie) fell on a tree and fromthen the Chick-V has started to spread in St. Thomas.

Chick-V is doing the ppl badly.

Yazzy
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Yazzy

M!!!!!!! Miss yuh bad! M, the other day I THINK (but correct me if I’m wrong) I read where you said you were depressed and I totally understand where you coming from chica but PLZ fight the feeling and come here come laugh it off… bawl it off… cuss/vent it off… learn it off. .. what ever you wanna do to get it off but don’t hold it in M and don’t stay away too long.

This post has a perfect lesson .. which is that of unity and support and a sense of community and so we wanna send our love and light to you, selflessly, so that you can regain your strength and your composure and trod on baby girl. It rough and mucky more while and nutin nuh wrong if yuh drop and mash up yuh face… jus git back up and wi deh ya fi help yuh bare yuh cross and yuh trod on mi gallie!!

You don’t need to say what’s up.. but when a certain ole dutty feeling come visit yuh, jus come ya come bawl out fi help cah wi deh ya fi kick it inna it face and fi lay dung a grung suh yuh fall can break and you can fall upon us and wi will all git back up together.

– YOUR ESP FAM!

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Str88 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

nyaha1
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nyaha1

Greetings good people. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Blessings Nyaha!

NuNu
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NuNu

Hey Nyaha

Ty
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My fathers mother and her sister were the ones who delivered most of the babies in the community…she would often pray over the mother and child before starting to deliver, she would also give them a tea to drink for easy labor…

One of my cousins was very pregnant and came for my grandmother to deliver her…as my grandmother rubbed her belly and felt the baby she told her that she could not deliver the baby boy, he was deformed but would be ok…she went with my cousin to the hospital…it was in deed a baby boy…his legs were deformed and had to be broken…she had to have a c- section because he could not come out via the birth canal…he came home in cast and is now a big man, no one would have known his legs were deformed…

Ty
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I never saw the video before about jungle justice on these women…good to see that the matter was taken serious and dealt with….

We have some jungle justice in ja too…as a child I remember them catching a thief and the whole community giving him a proper beating…

Ty
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May God continue to bless your mother for all she did to help and heal others…

Ty
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Mth, mi miss you mi pardy…

Obara Meji
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Oh am se ooooo Ty!

Obara Meji
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Thanks Ty, Àṣẹ!

Ty
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Evening everyone…May the love of God continue to be with you all today and always…

Just today I saw a woman with a necklace with 3 pendants…I asked her what it meant…she told me that her mother “dabbles” in witchcraft and made this as an amulet for protection and prosperity…

She was very easy about it…she herself is Jewish…

So sad that our forced Christianity has made us afraid to embrace anything but the cloak and blood of Jesus…we have been taught that we have to go through Christ for all and if not, we will die in a fiery pit called hell, unless we repent our sins, give 10% of our income and dress weird…

Our spirituality, our names, our culture, our gifts were stolen and rebranded…. Such a pity… O ma se o

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Ty, we shall overcome!

Cami
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Cami

Hey TY. You know I’m in agreement.

charles206
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Nice one type

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Welcome Charles!

Huge hearts are here ready to embrace you and great minds ready to exchange/share knowledge with ya.

We rap (hang out).
We reason (share knowledge and interactive discussions).
We respect.

Please come by regular. We thank you for being here.

charles206
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Thank you Yazzy. I’m always here and here will I always love to spend my time. You guys are my family. Embracing spirituality

charles206
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Thank you so much Yazzy. I’m so loving everybody here. I guess this is my family. Embracingspirituality.

Ty
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Welcome Charles…

charles206
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Thanks Ty

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Mine dem lick yuh wid di bible deh O! Mek I guh finish read…

NuNu
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NuNu

Mi gone read now

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