October 22, 2014 Obara Meji 276Comment

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Good day to you all. My last thought before going to bed last night was that I would get up this morning and repost one of my other posts which i had written several months ago. I was excited at the thought, because It was (I think so) a very good post and I closed my eyes with the happy thought of sharing it again.

So I got up this morning and did my usual morning preparation of cleansing, then I went to my shrines and greeted my Orishas. I then sat before them and meditated for a while, which I do every morning, after which I would say my Oriki’s  and my Iba’s (Orisha Prayers, and pay Homage), I would then play music and dance before my Orishas praising them, and honoring them for all that they do for me and my children and my husband. As I said my prayers this morning, I began to play music for Orinmila, owner of the sacred Ifa oracle and second in command to Olodumare, he is otherwise called Ifa at times, and is represented on earth by Babalawo’s,  read here.

Also about Iwa-pele  read here , in the post Iwa pele, I do not agree with the author when he writes this, Ifa teaches the idea that you cannot know who you are if you cannot call the name of your ancestors going back seven generations. I have asked several babalawos if this is so, and non have confirmed it to me.

I not only played music for Orunmila this morning, I played for all orishas, but when it came to Orunmila, and upon hearing the singer belting out the words of praise and the praise names which are unique to Orunmila, I felt humbled to be a part of such a wonderful, strong, wisdom filled tradition. I began to think of Ifa/Orunmila and what this deity stands for, what he represents and I silently sent a prayer out to my Head (my Ori Eleda-inner consciousness ) for allowing me to find the Yoruba tradition in this life time, being that I was born in Kingston Jamaica, thousands of miles from Africa and also indoctrinated into christianity, as a child I never imagined that I would ever set my feet upon African soil. I chose a good head! before I came to this earth plane, I chose a good head! Iba my Ori Eleda!

Orunmila is also known as the embodiment of wisdom, and he is. He, in his teachings tells us that we should strive for Iwa (E-wha) Pele (Peh-leh) which is good character, gentle character. One day I was talking on the phone to my children who are in America, I was speaking my Jamaican dialect (patois, of which I am extremely proud of), I had no idea that I was talking strongly or too loud, mi did ah pop story gi mi pickney dem, and having a good time on the phone.

My husband, who is a Babalawo waited until I was finished speaking on the phone, and came over to me, held my hands and said “Honey (African men are very loving to their women and children), Please, ah beg, in de name of Ifa, please when you speak do not shout, Osun do not like it, Orunmila does not like it, speak calmly, I do not want your heart to race or for your nerves to be up, practice to speak in a calm tone”, lol…I was shocked, and slightly embarrassed and I thought to myself,  “This, from an African? In other words, what I meant was,  when THEY  (Africans) speak they sound as if they are quarreling or always upset at whom they are speaking to, but I have since come to realize it is just their language most of it being very tonal and really not them shouting as most of us may believe.

I said this much to him, and he looked shocked and surprise that I would think that he shouted all the while, (he does, at least ah suh it sounds to me, just kidding, lol). He began to tell me of Orunmila and his teachings, and that Orunmila wishes for us all to strive for what the Yorubas call Suru Suru which is patience or Farabale (Fara-balay) which means to calm down. He said Ifa wanted us to be gentle in our speech, and how we approach life. We should try to be humble at all times, and we should not make quarrel with anyone. We should try to settle all our disagreements, and to never neglect our sacrifices and adhere to our taboos so that we may walk this lifes journey with ease. Orunmila teaches forgiveness and that we should exercise patience at all times. He warns his babalawos to be always humble and not to run after earthly possessions, because they can lead them astray, he cautions them that they are his representatives here on earth and that as such they must use their lives helping others. I want you all to think, how can you use your life in the service of humanity? do you believe it is important to do so? I do, and I am, as a practitioner of spirituality and tradition, I am in service to all human beings. Here is one of Orunmilas prayers

Orunmila! eleri Ipin

Ibikeji Olodumare;

A-je-ju-Oogun,

Obiriti, A-p’i jo- iku-da

Oluwa mi, A-to-i-ba-j’aye

Oro a-bi-ku-j’igbo

Oluwa mi, Ajiki,

Ogege a-gb’aye-gun;

Odudu ti ndu ori emere

A-tun-ori-ti-ko sunwon se,

A-mo-i-ku

Olowa  Aiyere

Agiri ile-Ilogbon

Oluwa mi: amoitan

A ko mo O tan ko se

A ba mo O tan iba se ke

 

ORUNMILA! Witness of fate

Second to Olodumare {God}

Thou art far more efficacious than medicine

Thou the immense Orbit that averts the day of Death.

My Lord, Almighty to save,

Mysterious spirit that fought death.

To thee salutations is first due in the morning

Thou Equilibrium that adjusts World Forces

Thou art the One whose exertion it is to reconstruct the

creature of bad lot;

Repairer of ill luck

He who knows thee becomes Immortal

Lord the undesposable King

Perfect in the house of Wisdom

Lord Infinite in Knowledge

For not knowing thee in full, we are futile

Oh, if we could but know thee in full

all would be well with us

 

Orunmila is second in command to Olodumare, he stands beside Obatala, both are close generals to the Supreme being called God. Orunmila is a very mysterious Orisha who advocates for righteousness and goodness always. Babalawos who are his earthly representatives are taught never to seek anything of the material world that would lead them astray from their path of Ifa and that which would sully them as representatives of Ifa. Should this happen, although it may take some time for the repercussions to be meted out, one who has strayed away from Orunmila’s doctrine would surely feel it, as all that he had procured would be stripped away and he be brought back to his proper position of Orunmilas student and therefore a servant of mankind.

I did not get up to make a post about Orunmila, but hearing his music, saying his Orikis and paying homage , and thinking on him, the deity and the character of this wonderful Orisha and his teachings and his wisdom, made me feel humbled, knowing that I, a girl from Jamaica am now a part of this wonderful tradition and also my children have done their initiations and are now studying Ifa along with me.

Africans were brought up into this tradition it is a way of life for them, most of them have cast away their traditional or family practices and have turned nowadays to Christianity and Islam, religions not indigenous to Africa and Africans, yet many throughout the diaspora like myself, are finding tradition, going to Africa and becoming initiated. Many people are throwing away christianity and embracing tradition, Yoruba tradition, and for this I am glad.

Amọ̀nà èṣí kì í ṣe amọ̀nà ọdún yìí. /
A person who knew the way last year will not necessarily know the way this year….Yoruba Proverb! 

[Learn constantly; keep up to date.]

All religion 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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nyaha1
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nyaha1

yeah the last video was much better

day "dream" alston
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Greetings Everyone! Excellent post Obara! Mojuba Orunmila!

nyaha1
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nyaha1

Yeah, I couldn’t watch the whole thing. I understand why you posted though 😉

It makes me very angry when Africans are showed as people (sub-humans really) who don’t have a glue, follow superstitions, sell children (because they are sub-human) and every ill, misfortune anything is ascribed to our stupidity and inability to contribute to positive human development.

nyaha1
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nyaha1

That video of the white guy talking about Vodoun is insulting. He would have everyone believe everything that is wrong with Africa and Africans is because of Vodoun. RUBBISH!!!!

nyaha1
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nyaha1

Good afternoon good people.
MTH prayers of health go to your father, you and your family.

MTH
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Morning everyone, Ijust read the first few comments and buss out a bwal. Thanks everyone. My dad is recovering and still in some amount of pain.

Last night, when I went home, I just showered and went to my room and prayed (I only came out to watch the first part of the news). I prayed and just prayed. I do not know where the peace that I felt came from. When I came here and saw that my family was praying for me, I am so humbled and feel so loved.

Thank you again Obara, for this space.

Cami
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Cami

Yazzy, O and NuNu me still a do something…if me don’t come back before onu gone in for the night…have a good night.

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Cami ya ketch yuh likkle practice fi when a ur time.. a nuh nutin. Wi get yuh! Night mamacita cah mi know yuh nah cone back ya now eenuh.. mi hate seh mi come on suh late. Kmft… mi miss out pan all di hexcitement weh a mi miggle name!

Cami
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Cami

Morning Yazzy, lol. I find myself going to sleep before 1am now a days. I just ride with it except for when I have to work.

Have a bless day. MTH! big up yu self mumma…hope dads and all are well.

Obara Meji
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Tonks Yazzy

Obara Meji
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Np

NuNu
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Im watching the part about Marie. There’s so much lore around Marie Laveau, I wonder if she was as powerful as the stories say

Yazzy
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Yazzy

No sah, unuh kill mi wid laff. All now mi a dead. Obara love it ei si! Lolololol!

Mi done now. I’ve learn to release it suh mi vent and it come out. Mek mi guh read and watch di vids. Mi late bad. I hope everyone is well and in the highest spirits. I nah lie… unuh is the best fam a girl could ask for… I cherish yall! (((Group hugz)))

NuNu
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A which dutty smaddy get pon Yazzy bad side? Gwaan guh hol’ di bredda kia lef gi yuh,yuh hear mumz or di trenton bredda Teach a pass roun’ wi sekkle yuh nerves

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Nunu mi sis… mi good mami! 😀 tanks fi concern ok. A cow paschu wud do mi justice ya now… Nunu, if yuh see Milk tell him fi come home yuh hear…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Pardon mi mannerz. Good night my sweeties. .. mi love unuh.. the end

Mek mi vent fi a sec deh!.. from mawnin mi wah get dis affa mi chess like lil kim and (sinting weh rhyme wid perm)!!

Since we a talk bout Orunmilla and his teachings of Iwa Pele and patience and humility and being humble and calm… a wah vent dis.. and as mi a vent it Cami Cam comes to mind caz a jus wah day ya she put PAYCHECK NURSES PAN BLAST on the compassion post…

Yuh know what SICKS MI ‘TOMACH!! people weh switch on and switch of dem niceness or dem “compassion” dem is a set a WICKED! How di only time yuh smile is when a money a greet yuh. .. buy yuh nuh smile inna yuh everyday life?? Life MISERABLE but yuh smile fi di buck?? I could neva stand ppl weh treat dem pickney like shitbucket but lef guh wuk fi di white ppl dwn and kiss den rass ass and smile and treat dem pickney good and raise dem widout lick di ppl den rass pickney but as dem reach home dem a murda fi dem own wid bag wiya! How smaddy fi nuh treat ppl round dem weh treat dem wid respect, good, buy tun roun worship and adore smaddy else jus fi di buck?? Unuh is a WICKED! If you are a kind person den yuh fi kind all di time.. if yuh is compassionate den yuh fi compassionate all di time … if yuh is a nice decent person den it nuffi only showcase when a buck is involved! Unuh too effin wicked! It sick mi stomach! While unuh de de a smile fi di buck unuh a get treated like toilet seat… yet unuh only project unuh toilet seat lifestyle pan di ppl dem weh a show respect! It sick stomach!

Ok sarry fam. I had to vent… I’m calm now.. this was toxic so I had to get it out cahz it bun mi!

Cami
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Cami

BrB…

Cami
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Cami

Oldumare bless that lawyer man! I can’t believe the man admit to being an elder. The lawyer tell the courts that he’s an imbecile…theeeeeeeeeeee, Yo conozco espanol, no francis por yo conozo idiot en todo lengua! Me spanish salty! lol

Obara Meji
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Yes Nunu my main messenger is man

NuNu
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Wait I’m watching the video and the host said that they use to worship nature but since Christianity was introduced they mixed both beliefs and out of that system they get the ” blame it on witchcraft” for everything

Cami
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Cami

Girl, the inquisition come and left dem ages ago…dem late fi all the Crucifixion.

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Mi reach! Tenk God! Finally! Sassscrise. .. ppl mi need help cah dem mussi Obeah mi to kakerclaartz!

NuNu
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Yazzzzyyy!!! Yuh si yuh good up good up man weh Kia gi yuh mumz inna him gray ganzy, an Teach have a bredda wid a massive up top fi yuh tuh, mi nuh know how yuh guh manange!tank gawd yuh reach!

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Nunu boooo!!! Mi aguh check him out!

Cami Cam! Lawd mi always happy fi see unuh!

Kia hottaz stay suh!

Mi jus feel like act like one dutty skettel BOOM! LOL!

Cami
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Cami

Happy reaching to you, lolol we pretended you were here already…gwan read! lol

Cami
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Cami

fear is a hell of a thing and these witch trials are some hot cow dung!

Obara Meji
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Is true Nunu voodoo mix up like dat I wrote it already

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Grung 😀 looooool Laff man Laughter is good fi yu Obara. Mr british need more people i doan believe him atall. Is weh Ty, Yazzy, Toy, Nyaha, Courts, Yw…

Cami
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Cami

Brit need a beating, lolol

Obara Meji
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Fi real Cam Cam

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Nuh worry Nunu mi av full bokkle florida water n Obara a guh protect wi looool Yazzy jus nuh carry crocous bag fi stumpy ooops maribel mek shi ride wan a Nunu cow 😀

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

A suh big ears people tell lie lol di Benin people shuda obeah him ears mek dem bigga bout bizniz dem shuda fix him bizniz

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

no sah maribel maribel hmmmm a stumpy dat fi tru!!! 😀 😀 hush yah putus mommy soon get di money up up up mek u stao drink di gin

NuNu
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Mi ongle have bout 3 teaspoon a Florida Wata lef unoo tink it wi help mi?!

Cami
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Cami

lolol, yu good man.

Cami
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Cami

I’ll be back…onu don’t kidnap nu body before me come back.

NuNu
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LAWD HAB MERCY!!!!!! MARIBEL DAWLIN’ MI NUH TINK SEH YUH FAVA STUMPY YUH HEAR! MI NOT EVEN DID SI YUH FI ALL MEK DEM CLAIM DEH!!!! Cami nuh lef mi!!!! Teach a weh yuh deh?!?!

Cami
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Cami

I tell yu say I whistle gone leave yu alone fi cut through the cow pasture (dwln) pon yu own!

toy7318
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I have a question the parents that are sending their children away from the town to go look work what if the spirits wants the child and the parent doesn’t get them. Will that mess up the child path.

Cami
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Cami

Yazzy! over working thy self? lol

NuNu
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Wha Obara wan’ fi seh Mirabel fava Stumpy!!!lolol

Cami
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Cami

NuNu! yu nu hear that she is a high priestess of the elders….don’t fass with Mirabel (whistling away and leaving NuNu, lol)

I hope the people are on the up and up because I can’t see how Mirabel can divine and interpret if she have developmental issues…O care to expalin..lol

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

But Nunu from di dutty gal av dutty shop n dutty attitude Cami do right n llow har. From people give u resistance, morr time yu fi llow dem. Nothing is by coincidence…

Cami
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Cami

Boy, yu can see the Haitian breed inna de Benin people dem.

De British out a order! him say Mirabel the baby high priestess look retarded, lolol

Cami
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Cami

Correction: “Mentally handicap”.

All a gwan a sin fi people a live in a tin hut in a these days and time!

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Is good she tell yu that Cami. Mek u reach a Obara Meji ES school of scholars. That lady would have became envious a yu. She would not been able to handle yu. A suh mi spirit just tell me hmmmm

Cami
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Cami

That wench told me that bout 7 yrs ago.

NuNu
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Mek shi an har dutty shop galang. So because you’re Jamaican shi couldn’t pass on likkle knowledge

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