When I was a child living in Kingston Jamaica, I wondered about my life and what would I become, who would I be? As I have written here before, my parents had a lot of plans for me for their own reasons, none of which appealed to me. I had a great imagination, I loved acting, and pictured myself in the field of theatre, I suppose most children did at one stage of their lives or the other. I knew I had some talent in those areas and I had presence and personality. There was only one thing which would have perhaps held me back and that was stage fright, nerve.
I had played the role of the wicked stepmother in St. Andrews high school’s drama class production of Cinderella and my own spin on the dreadful woman elicited astounding laughter and loud applause with standing ovation from the audience and a “Great Job! from my drama teachers, fellow classmates and friends, even the always frightful, stern looking Principal beamed at me and gave me a nod, so much I imagined myself for quite a while as a master Thespian ( not lesbian enuh, doan ramp wid me, oonuh read good, THESPIAN MI SEY! now Imagine me reading all this to you in an aristocratic english accent, lol).
Yes I had great aspirations for my self while in my youth and living in my sweet sweet Jamaica. It changed when I came to America, my life went on a fast track, so fast that Speedy Gonzales would have wondered and left bewildered as I sped by leaving dirt splattering in his face. It was a totally different life living in America as oppose to living in easy going, stress free Jamaica. I had no time to sit and dream as I did while I was home. A young mother I had become, and I kept it moving, I had no choice.
I want my life to matter”, was always my thought, while visiting this earth plane, as well it should. I want my children to tell their children stories of their mother and be proud of who their mother is, (I did not say “was”, I am alive and I expect to be so for a very long time, why should it wait until a person is dead that we honor them?). I want to, while on my journey here, to give a little of myself to others. What will YOUR legacy be, how will you touch others? This is a very important question. So many of us see celebrities, famous people and as they impact our lives with whatever they do, or whatever they are famous for, we may not see or know that although they have the spotlight, are photographed or written about, for whatever legacy they are leaving to the world, in terms of their artistry or financial acquisitions, political achievements, what ever world stage they have commanded, we also have the ability to impact others in a positive way , give of ourselves in the service to humanity.
The ability to impact others in a positive way however, is one way of how to leave behind a legacy , the best way rather. We should always strive to sow good seeds, but in reality many have created havoc, and have sullied the lives of whom they have touched with negative words and actions, and while they live, their actions and attitude is THEIR legacy which they are creating or have created, but I must tell you all that they also have their place in the world, villains as they are, wicked as they are (de duttite baby fadda), but if we do not learn from them but rather continue onto their path of destruction, then suffering for the generation to come will be what we have created. In other words, even the wretched and evil can teach us something good, from their actions .We should pray for the wisdom to be able to discern for ourselves, what was/is the lessons that they brought about.
All my life I remember wanting to learn as much as I could, and as I learned , I wanted to share. In one of Buddha’s teachings he said “We must pass on knowledge”, and I cannot tell you all enough how eager I have been all my life to share whatever I learned with others. It took a while for me to realize that not everybody wanted to hear all that I knew, especially since most of what I wanted to share were of a spiritual nature.
I wanted you all to know that no one dies, the body is left behind, but the spirit lives on, and that we are conscious beings, there is no ending to who we are, just where we live as in realms. I wanted people to know that we are multidimensional beings and we do have access to our higher selves, if only we slow down and trust, listen and accept that fact. I wanted to shout out to all, that sickness is an illusion, as well as pain, there is light within all of us and we can find it, and use it to heal ourselves and also others, but only if we WAKE up to that reality. I wanted to tell you all that while there is a God, he is not a Tyrant nor is he demanding, we are allowed to make mistakes but we should always try to correct if we can, our errors in life and take responsibility for our actions whether good or bad, because this is the only way we can learn and therefore move on to our next stage in life of which there are many! I wanted to tell everyone who would listen that we must honor our ancestors and respect nature, in doing so we would appreciate each other better and also have a better regard toward life and perhaps each other, I wanted to share so many things.
In all things esoteric were where most of my interest layed. Overtime people have gravitated to what I have to share and I have found that I have an audience whenever I speak, and the name teacher was given to me, by all who heard me speak or read my writings, and I thought it appropriate because I had always looked at myself as such, though it may sound presumptuous, to me it was a fact, this gave me the confidence to speak more, share more. I had and still have the yearning to connect people to their higher selves through the knowledge of the universe and all things within, I do not claim to know all things, and while I believe my self a teacher, I am a forever student. We all are TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, none is separate from the other, except we may all have different things to teach each other, and some may learn a different way.
I know deep within my core being that I have not yet begin to share most of what I know. It bothered me for some time, not being able to shake awake some people, I wanted everyone to wake up as I have woken up. There was a message I received a while back from some non- physical beings and the message was “People are where they ought to be”. This message came to me, after I sat sad and thinking by myself, wondering if I was getting through to anybody. I wondered at how some people did not seem to want to grab up all these knowledge, I wondered why some are so deep in slumber and refusing to become awake, and in the middle of my thoughts came the answer. I have accepted it, but I ask you all, those who will visit this post today, What will your legacy be?
This is a short post, I exhausted you all by the post on Knowing The Higher Worlds-By Rudolph Steiner which I posted yesterday, I wanted to share him, who I believe is one of a kind with you all, it is my nature to share, I have no idea what being selfish is. So I have attempted to write a short post today, this is my way of taking it easy with you. Hotep and Peace to you all, nuff respect and nuff love!
T’ẹni bẹ́’gi lójù; igi á rú’wé. /
The shame is on the person who cuts a tree; it will sprout leaves again….Yoruba Proverbs!
[Persist. Be undaunted.]
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.