Good day one and all, Yazzy sent in this post with the title above. My dears, I have to say that I am proud of Yazzy and you all. I know for some of you there was a time when the word Obeah sparked some negative emotions in you upon hearing just the word. You all had no idea that Obeah is just a word, synonymous with other words such as Voodoo, Juju, and more, but that the words themselves, albeit associated with evil and wicked practices, really is not! Again it is the, heart,minds and hands of the wicked ones who grab a hold of the knowledge which comes with these practices that we ought to be mindful of! Of certain Human Beings, I smh!
As a little girl growing up in my beautiful paradise Jamaica, I always heard of people talking about Obeah and “Chatting” (gossiping) about who an who were involved in it, pointing fingers. I have seen my share of phenomena associated with Obeah, and I was fascinated, slightly frightened, but fascinated nevertheless.
Wrap head people (Spiritual people who wore head ties) were mystical to me, and the ones that I saw back home, always had a stern look on their faces, they had a certain discipline to them. I have now come to understand, that when the “spirit” is on them it gives them another look, one o called normal persons would not understand.
I loved to see Poco people (spiritual people drumming, and dancing to the spirits they invoked) jumping Poco, I never knew the day would come, when I got to jump poco mi self and dance to Kumina. I was even appointed leadress in a spiritual church which I was directed to going by my spiritual elders (non – physicals), which led me to Africa.
As a child growing up, Jamaica was a very spiritual place, more so than it is now, because the hype and wanting to be like Americans, (plus de Vybz Kartel him and him shenanigans wid the immoral behavior, and demon bwoy, and Alka slime and others), many things are tossed aside and lost and pon top ah it Gully Queen dem tek ova de poco jumping and revial and de obeah working nung, and dem cyaan travel far spiritually, in de world of spirits they are known as DAMAGED GOODS, aldoe some ah dem can read very well, mi know what mi talking bout, but oonuh doan ask mi nutting!
But I digress, Look yah nung, Yazzy put the words Obeah and gardening together in a very positive post. If Christian people see the title of this post, (Obeah word among the title) de amount of tongues, and blood pleading, and condemnation ghe blog and post and poor Yazzy and Obeah wuking me oodda get, yuh hear dat big neck T. D Jakes or teefing T. B Joshua?
“Christians I like your Christ but I do not like YOU Christians” Ghandi coined a true phrase
Jamaica, my beloved country prepared me for my journey to Africa from I was a child. I thank my head, I have found my path, my destiny, I wish the same for all of you!
Yazzy’s post needs no intro, and mi tek de gal good, good post gone all ova de place to rat back, so I will stop here, mi love type and cyaan type, de wud obeah just send mi inna tail spin!
OBEAH Spiritual Gardening with Yazzy
Happy Holiday to alllll my sweeties!!
Obara Meji, you’ve simply been a blessing in my life. I love you and thank you for this medium.
I love my ESP family here, and I thank Olodumare and our Oris for aligning us as one body with our phenomenal sweetie, Obara Meji, as the head. I am positive all my sweeties here, our new bloggers, our silent bloggers (the ones that blog thru email with Obara) and all our peepers can say we have had an amazing year filled with loads of pricelessly uncontested knowledge and fun while perched here…
I wanted to get into a little interactive exercise we will (I wanna use the word elude since I think we are certainly escaping the chaotic life of every day hustle and bustle to further escape into our minds) elude to as our spiritual garden. With the year’s end at our heels, it may be a practicing norm for some to work on their New Years resolutions. However, before one can work on their New Years resolutions, they first have to find a place of peace where they can allow their minds to be in a self reflective state and an introspective mindset. I thought how befitting if we can do this practice, together, as we have already openly done and shared so much with each other and it’s another great way for us to strengthen our bonds moving into the new year and possibly a great HEALING process….
Ps, if you are weary and you need a place to just freakin’ lay ya burdens and ya cross down …. Now is the time!!! Here is the place!!!
Firstly, lets gather our seeds…
A. Think about the positive seeds ya wanna sew for the years to come and the impacts you want it to have … and the lives that will be changed by these seeds.
B. Our seeds can be our affirmations for the years to come.
Secondly, lets gather our SH*T! Yup! You read it right. We ALLL have a lil of that… And guess what? It’s normal!
A. Now, here is where we can allow ourselves to be vulnerable. Nothing has to be perfect. We all have had different experiences and that’s the intricacy of the universe…. But negatives are needed to develop the positives, enit?? We won’t be giving the negatives any energy but instead we will speak it outward to show it that it no longer has power over us. All our mistakes, all our secrets that have plagued us… All our fears… All our tears… All our struggles… Don’t you dare carry that cross anymore!
B. Here is where we will look at our fellow bloggers’ sh*t as LESSONS for ourselves or for someone we know and we look at it with non judgmental eyes…
C. Here is where we take alllll that negative SH*T and use it to manipulate our soil and CREATE a positive outcome! With this, we will use the analogy of the horse’s manure… It makes for a very fertile soil enit??? EXACTLY!
Thirdly, lets gather our water!!
A. Our water will be our positive thoughts, our energy, our light, our prayers, our words, our actions, our efforts, our gratitude, our compassion, our empathy, our patience, our kindness, our love, our hope, our courage.. even our tears! and AFFIRM IT!
Finally, lets join our forces thru the powers of our mind and will… and let us seal all we have planted with our ASE!
Ps, at the closing of this post, after all has completed their obeah gardening over the next couple of days….for all who has a spiritual altar, let us print a copy of this our Obeah Spiritual Garden post and leave it on our altars and whenever we fast or pray let us continuously reflect upon what was planted and continue to put our energy and light into it. United we stand and as iron sharpens iron, so does one man sharpen another.
So here is the layout bloggers…
Ist paragraph. My name is _________________ (blog name of course) and any introduction or anything else you wanna add here…
2nd paragraph. I wanna sew seeds of ______________________ (as many as you like)
3rd paragraph. This paragraph is reserved for all your sh*t! I have made many mistakes but these in particular have plagued me______________. I have a secret I have always wanted to just get off my chest that __________________. I have struggled with ______________. ( just anything you think your fellow bloggers could learn from and anything you wanna get off ya chest. Cry it out if ya need to but this is where you are releasing what has imprisoned you mentally, emotionally, psychologically or in any fashion)
This portion is essential to the growth of us as well as we need to utilize it as a fertilizer for our soil!
4th paragraph. We will be watering all that was planted. This is will require powerful mental energy and all that was said above but what we can water with in this paragraph are our prayers. Olodumare (or God or Jah… Whatever you refer to the universal energy as..we begin with that) ___________________ (and as you pray here please focus all your energy and faith into the words being written)
Finally, we seal our written prayers and our newly planted seed(s) with ASE!! or AMEN!! or whatever your religious preference are!!!
Thank you ALLL my sweeties!!!
Ps, Obara plz add your proverbs and an befitting blog pic to go with the post plz!!! Thank you and love you!
Ojú tó rí ibi tí ò fọ́, ire ló ńdúró dè. /
The eyes that saw evil and did not go blind, are waiting to see good…….Yoruba Proverb!
[The best is yet to come.]
All religion are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…. Obara Meji!
There no disappointments in life, only lessons learned!….Obara Meji