Good morning to each and everyone. I pray that all are well. Today I have decided to go out on a limb and post a blog concerning questions any of you may have for me concerning tradition, spirituality, metaphysics or any of the posts written here. I am going out on a limb here,because where I am the internet service if awful and also the few bloggers who are here do not all gather at the same time for us to all have a meaningful conversation. Yet I try, Until my head tell me one day to stop, I will continue to try!
Blogger Yazzy’s questions on another post prompted me this morning to make a post such as this. Questions are important for us to learn, I ask them everyday, if I am curious of something, we should just always pray for the correct answers. So I will begin with Yazzy’s questions today which I have posted here.
Obara what (if there is anything we can do) can we do to “strengthen” our heads/ori if it is not considered a “strong head” or are some people just born predisposed to a strong head or a weak head??
Yazzy , the concept of what the Yoruba’s call Ori (your head) has to do with many things. The first is predestination. According to the Yoruba’s we choose our lives/our heads before we come to earth. Some are said to choose a strong or a good head while some unfortunately chose a bad or a weak one. The head you choose (predestination) is responsible for your success of failure in your earthly life. Your predestination, your destiny, your fate is associated with your head, your inner consciousness, it is a great, perhaps the greatest part of your spiritual make up.
The human being have many factors to it other than its physicality. We have a mind, which gives us thoughts which will give us ideas of which we will follow. In our thoughts we will even while awake see images as well as soul search. It is our Ori/inner consciousness which makes this all possible. Mind, Spirit and soul all intangible, yet real, Your Ori/head is all apart of this great make up. It is what takes care of you and guide you, fight for you. It is what leads us into our dream while we sleep and often times show us our future and also our mistakes. We must honor it. It is our conscious God, that resides within us.
It is said within the Ifa tradition that one should be careful of how they treat another,because you should remember that they too have their own heads. Even if the person in not before you and you mal-treat or abuse them, they may not know but their head will know. Repercussion comes a person who has wronged you when Ori is fighting in your behalf. Oris is attatched to your soul group, it is your greatest teacher and warrior.
Recently there was the trial and conviction of a certain entertainer Vybz Kartel, he and his companions viciously murdered Clive “lizard” Williams and according to the media this was not the first murder he committed, yet it was this murder which got him convicted. Clive “Lizard” Williams may have died, but his head returned and fought for him.
The same with Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, since the acquittal, if you read the news George Zimmerman, has been pplagued with problems, in and out of jail, his wife who stood with him during the trial has left him and has even accused him of many things and brought him to court among many other things, we will continue to watch, because although he is no more, Trayvon Martins head will continue to fight for him and we will see how this plays out. He had a strong head.
Michael Ferguson and other I pray that you Oris’s also fight for you.
The Yoruba says
A kunle, a yan eda
A daye tan
Oju nkan ni
We knelt down (in heaven) and choose our destinies
But when we arrive on earth
We become impatient
We cannot hurry our lives, and we must be obedient to our first thoughts. Trayvon Martin took a short cut home, he did not make it. I am almost sure, his Ori warned him (the voice is subtle and quiet, when it comes as a thought, often times we shrug it way) not to go that way.
Lizard fell into bad company, maybe because of fame and being around one of Jamaica’s biggest entertainer. I am sure the man dissed them often and his head told him to stay away, he did not listen, yet his head still fought for him after his demise.
2. Is there such a thing a weak head?? And isn’t that an insult to your Ori to refer to your head as weak??
No Yazzy, Ori is a God, a deity as a matter of fact Ori is mans greatest divinity. No orisha can bless us if our Ori does not accept it nor can someone curse us if our Ori does not accept it.
The Yoruba says, he who is wise is made wise by his Ori
He who is foolish is made by his Ori
We are all fragments of God and therefore we all have fragments of our creator within us, Ori may be this such thing, Ori is our personal God.
In Yoruba tradition we appease and propitiate our Ori all the time, so that it will be clear and guide us to make the best decisions in life. I Obara Meji in my Odu especially must always appease my Ori as I am impulsive and spontaneous, making it possible for me to make unwise choices in life, feeding my ori often will help me to make good choices in life.
Whether Strong or weak, the job is done before you get a body to come to earth. It is you who have chosen your Ori. There is a very great pataki which explains the choosing of Ori. It is too long for me to write, but very soon I will upload a video with my husband telling the story.
3. When are we confident that we are being led by our ori and not our own ego??
The ego, like the spirit of lies, clangs and bangs when it speaks to you or anyone else, in other words they are loud and boisterous, while your Ori approach you with a calm thought, a soft voice albeit firm in your head which tells you to do this or that.
Ego is something unreal which feeds nonsense to its believer, often leaving the ones who it traps embarrassed. Your Ori is your spiritual and physical support, for the betterment of each individual.
It is said that whatever a man’s Ori has refused to approve cannot be granted by any other God.
4. The concoction given to be taken went on to heal you and your mom and colleague, how can we discern when it is safe to have a concoction such as yours in our dreams/ visions?? I know we are always warned of never eating in our dreams but I don’t recall if drinking was cautioned??
Eating or drinking in your dreams is never good and it calls for sacrifice right away to remove bad, but in my dream I told you all, that I was the one who prepared the concoction I ate, therefore there was no problem.
5. Can evil entities take on the form of Osun or her name and identity and try to trick us within our dreams??
No, bad spirits can take most form, but Osun and head will never allow this Osun wears white cloth and often times this is how she will come to you in your dreams, if you see white cloth in your dreams, there is nothing bad there, I assure you!
Obara I love how you always break down “sacrifices” for us. Especially the sacrifice of animals. I have to keep it real… We needed your thorough explanation caz only you can explain ANYTHING and mek ALLLLL Shorty dramatize ass get it! Lolol! (Sorry I had to 😀 ) but to just say sacrifices are required for such and such and not break down the WHYs and the HOWs would be a further disservice to the Tradition.
We sacrifice everyday and it is for our benefit. If we sacrifice the life of a cow to save someones life, are we wrong? Do not come to me with Jesus sacrificed his blood! And even if it is so, it is said that Jesus was Hebrew, a Jew and they believed in sacrifices as told in the old testament. Jesus was not christian, this religion came about after he died! Ok even if we are to believe the story, then look at it as him (if he existed, he did not!) showing the way. That sacrifice is very important for balance and for mankind to move forward, it is important in moving obstacles and problems. Pleading the blood cannot do anything, unless you have the kind of faith that can move mountains, then it would be that your faith which has made you whole.
If you have any questions please go ahead and ask, if I do not respond right away it is because I may be having problems logging on. However I have never neglected you, so keep checking to see if I answer. Thank you.
Yazzy, thank you also for these questions. It shows that you read the blog and you are in search of knowledge. I try to break things down in the simplest form as possible. I have no need to show off with needless hard explanations riddled with big words, hoping to show off education while boring you to death. This is how I like to read and I hope it resonates well with you all. Thank you and I pray to have some interactions with you today. .
À fi ẹni tí yóò bá pẹ̀gàn Àjànàkú lá lóun rí nǹkan fìrí; báa bá rérin ká wí.
Only those who would deride the elephant would claim they saw it in a jiffy; it’s presence is unmistakable…..Yoruba Proverb!
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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