Good day to all. Today I want to take the time to shout out to our missing Blogger Sa-Fo, who we have not seen on Embracing Spirituality for a while. I am like a mother hen to all who I love and care for and when one of mine goes missing it does not sit well with me, and Sa-Fo is surely one of mine. I have emailed her and she has responded, with the promise that “she soon come” even though she peeps everyday, but de work and normal daily life tun up.
However, I cannot forget her email which brought me back to blogging. I worried when I first began blogging at the response that I would get, I had a blog site for a while, but was kind of timid to tell anyone, I do fear rejection. I know I know but read my story and see all that I have been through and maybe you will understand somewhat, but I am working on it and I am human after all. I am Jamaican (a proud one, I must say) and I am a Spiritualist/Traditionalist. I have had so many experiences in life, (and I am not old) that could make a television series for years to come.
I had often wondered if anyone shared some of what I went through (Spiritually), and of course my logical mind told me yes, there are persons out there who have gone through or is going through similar things which I have experienced (in regards to becoming awake) and perhaps they have no idea what really happened or is happening to them.
I wanted to tell all those who were becoming awake, but had no idea of their awakening, or what was happening to them, all who could not sleep at nights, who were having family problems, experiencing strange dreams, all who felt alone, all who felt depressed and had anxiety and panic attacks, were homeless, or spouse less, all who felt spirits and saw them, those who thought things in their minds and saw it manifest, or said things and it happened, or those who could see auras, spirits, communicated with the dead, or with entities unknown, those who could hear from the worlds beyond, those who were afraid of losing their minds, who felt as if their entire world was falling apart, those who felt detached from themselves, those who began to see the world differently from others, those who the rest of the world thought as weird. I wanted them to know that it was ok, they would be ok, no need for straight jackets or a room in the mad house, they were becoming awake. Hence the blog and my life story shared. I wanted all the misfits, who thought that they did not belong in the world, those who thought their lives were different from other, I wanted to hug them all and tell them my story and that it would be ok.
I did not want to blog as an academic, (using big words and prim and proper sentences, filled with words one had to have the Oxford dictionary to assist them understanding, or would bore them quickly), I wanted to be a normal person, blog inna mi sweet Jamaican patois, laugh and joke and just be the big kid that I am (mi neva had a child hood, mi breed early). Just be the Obara Meji which I am, who have had a fascinating life and one who had a hell of an awakening, people ooda tink mi drink mad puss piss. A black woman from Jamaica, who found and embraced her spirituality, initiated in Africa, who is also a medium and more, (I see and talk to dead people lol) though my initiation into spirituality (not the traditional one) was hard, and I cried a lot, often times praying that I would not end up in Bellevue (meeda did meet Yazzy and Nunu sooner if mi did land deh), because my awakening was very jarring.
I wanted to create a space for all to come and read about me and my experiences, and if they wanted to they could share theirs. My blog was to be for every one, regardless of color, race, creed, Parson wid him black frock and colla or even dem Gully guys and gals, all were/are welcome.
At first I had fun with the blog, but after a while, I realized that while I was posting every day and sharing my story and having fun with my bloggers (we had plenty fun), what I wanted from the bloggers I was not getting it. I wanted their stores, and questions, I wanted conversations of all thing spiritual or even debates (intelligent ones). I wanted to teach them and I wanted to learn from them also, But the first time around blogging (2011), although I enjoyed it, I became fed up,I have a tendency to start things and not finish them, I began travelling and eventually stopped blogging.
Well ah deh so now mi know sey Peepers more dan bloggers were about. The emails which came through everyday were astounding. All, and I do mean All told me how they loved the blog and how they missed me blogging. I am not a good typist, which is evident from the typing errors I make everyday (plus mi easy fi shame), and so that also was a source of embarrassment for me. I was however grateful for all the people from around the world who reached out to me. One woman from St. Lucia told me that I was her friend in her head. Dat did sweet me.
Then one day this year, this person sent me an email. In the Email she said something which got me and it was “Please come back to your blog”, Those six simple words humbled me,and brought me back.
Thank you Sa-Fo. Everything happens for a reason and everything comes when it must. The Universe had set all of my bloggers here with me now in position for me to come to them and start a whole new family, they were ready for me and I for them. It was time for me to come back and perhaps for many other things but Sa-Fo was hand picked by the universe, by Osun/Obara Meji to bring me back, and here I am. I heeded to her call.
When I initiated Osun in Africa, the reading came out and said that My name would be known around the world for good. I pray that my name is known around the world for doing good things and spreading good words, fi mek people laugh, have fun, cheer up, to inspire and to teach and share all that I know, I love human beings and I pray for the love of human beings to be returned to me.
I big up my bloggers all the time, because they deserve it. I love you guys, mi cannot tell you how much. Today we celebrated Sa-Fo and we pray for her wherever she is, and as she encouraged me to come back to the blog, let me do the same for her , Please come back to us Sa- Fo!We miss you and we love you. Let us be your support if you need us. We are your family here, please do not stay away forever.
Below are some emails between Sa-Fo and myself. I have removed anything personal she may have emailed to me, and I have just shared her words of encouragement. Ty you also did the same for me in your emails, as with many of you. Love and light to all.
My first email from Sa-Fo, I have cut out some of it because of privacy, but here is the email which got me blogging again among other words of encouragement from Sa-Fo!
March 26, 2014 at 9:39 PM
Comment: Good Evening Obara Meji,
Please come back to your blog. Would you believe I am here reading all your old posts from 2011. I am so drawn to you, with some hesitation though :(. I am from a Christian background you see, not baptised as yet. I struggle with some things I want to get rid of before I do but hey as Jamaicans say “stop the coming and come.” lol. I have been saved at an early age. I found you on another site. I think I’ve been reading that site for about 4 years, often recently. I look forward to the articles that you comment on. Please start blogging on here again, I am so intrigued. Your last post was last month!!!!hehe
I think I am going to be writing an epistle lol, I hope you have time to read it all. I am just so excited to just spill and tell someone who will not think I am crazy.
I have so much to tell you but again, a bit hesitant (as if I haven’t blabbed enough) 🙁 . I feel that your vibe is good, otherwise I would neeeeever be writing to you at all. I always said I wanted consult with spiritualist with God in her/his heart and here you are. I don’t know if this is the right thing to do but I just feel compelled to right to you
I hope you respond 🙂
p.s pleeeeeeeeeeeease starting blogging again. love it!
My response to Sa-Fo
On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 6:43 AM, Obara Meji <[email protected]> wrote:
Christianity should not take away from you wanting to learn about spirituality, because we are all spiritual beings having a human experience. Jesus was a spiritualist/traditionalist…think about it, if Jesus was around now in this day and age doing all he did they would call him a obeah man, (stupid people), but Jesus worked with some big power and bear in mind that he was not a christian, he was Hebrew. We were born into religion and our minds are locked there, we have to free it, but at all times keep our minds on GOD!!..
Lovely one. Think about it. Put all your teachings into an ebook and put it on Amazon. I’d purchase and also keep on my smart phone (when I replace it). Pretty sure the other bloggers and peepers would be interested too. As well as your bloggers, even the peepers.That idea came to me today, you are a good writer, please give it a thought, I guess that depends and how much time you have.
God knows, I am not into flattery. So take what I say seriously. I really love how you write. The topics are complex but when you write, you are actually speaking to me. Easy to follow yet leaving room for questions. Your style reminds me of Iyanla Vanzant and Martha Beck. Writers who are teachers and not preachers. I like pushing people to use their talents fully. I’m going to need you to get out of that shell. Baby steps would be an E-book with the material you already have. I don’t even know you well and I’m rooting for you. Just something about you 🙂
Yw, mi soon write fi yuh story and send out missing flyer and poster fi yuh, yuh tink we ah let guh offa yuh so easy, yuh tink yuh can tun whey from we fi long and we nuh cry and galang wid bare tings?, not ah chance mister, suh yuh betta come back.
Labalábá tó fi ara ẹ̀ wé ẹyẹ kò lè ṣe ìṣe ẹyẹ. /
A butterfly that likens itself to a bird can’t act like one…..Yoruba Proverb!
[No one can take another’s place; we are all unique]
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 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.