Good day one and all. I hope when you all read this post today it will find you in the best of health, (lol, remember how we write letter in Jamaica, I suppose it is English teaching). Lately I have been going through something, but the problem is I am not sure exactly what that something is. In the beginning of the year I wrote a post titled Searching, read here. I was honest as I usually am in the post, on how I was feeling in that moment. Since the entrance of 2015 I see signs of a great shift happening in my life, I have been observing them trying to figure out what to make of them, but although I have sort of guessed the answer to some, the rest is still a puzzle to me. So as usual, I pray and wait to see what is the plan of my head and of my Osun and Ifa for me. Obara Meji is an Odu which when it comes down for an initiate it tells them that Tradition (the practice) or spirituality is their path. In the verses of Obara Meji it says that the person with this sign cannot run away from it, this is their work. I have accepted it even though in the beginning of becoming who I am now I went through hell. In those days, I was afraid of all that I was going through, in terms of my spiritual initiations (being taught by my non-physicals beings), which was very harsh on me physically and mentally.
Having survived all of that and then some, finding my way to Africa and becoming initiated, studying about tradition and climbing the spiritual ladder of knowledge, I am still on the look out for the next chapter, as I know that there are many more to come. I realized that the hardest part have passed, at least I hope so, and I know that there is a mission I have to fulfill. The blog, at first or should I say in the second round ( I had stopped blogging for a year and was urged to come back by people who missed my posts) gave me the feeling of doing a part of my work. Here I met lovely people who I somehow bonded with and loved, genuinely. I considered them family, and I looked forward to interact with them daily. I am easy to love people, it is just my nature, yet if any of you ever saw me, there is a look of strength which sits upon my face (though pleasant to look at) which will perhaps make people wonder about my mood. This happens even if I am smiling, my aura or auric field, though truly lovable, may at times project me formidable. An African man is master of his own domain, Lord and King (to be for real, lol) and all other titles relating to him,. One of them who I knew once told me that I was controlling. He said it in anger, being vexed with me at the time ( tried to best me but could not) , a I was hurt because I do not believe that I am controlling. He instead was jealous of me, my personality and my spirituality, I had no idea, of his bad ways toward me, yet he would say things like, “people see me ( him) as driver (he was) and you (me) as Madame”. I did not see myself as controlling, just confident and sure of who I am. I never thought to out shine anyone, yet they seem to think that I do.
I know who I am and why I am here on earth. I just know how to build the house better than the contractor. If I see someone doing something and it is being done the incorrect way I will voice out and correct them, is that a bad thing?. He is used to women (African women you know I speak the truth, Bfroy come talk up!) doing as he say and not having an opinion. Well I have been through too much in life and on my own, to begin at this stage in life being a puppet for anyone, so I have to say something. He could understand this and so we argue at times about that part of my character which I will not give up. I know I am straying away from the post, but I always let my head lead me and I feel like writing about some of my business today as I often do anyway, and there is a point I want to make also from all that I am telling you, I have no skeletons in my closet.
Perhaps this shift will be the one where I finally will get to do all that I am here to do. Perhaps this shift will give me all the tools I need to begin my teaching, or my school, in the real way that I want to do it. Remember I want a school, and I do not know how to beg. I do not know how to ask for contributions. I was born a Queen (I am not showing off, but this is my truth, figure out your own, do not criticize me for owning who I am) and as such I am dignified in my whole being, yet I know that there is something great coming, and like a kid under the Christmas the night before Christmas, shaking all the presents, here I am wanting to know what is it? Something is shifting and I believe it is for good. During my stay here in Nigeria, I have realized that Some people are not assured within their spirit, not confident in their abilities, perhaps even not fit for to even be around me. He was a bad minded driver.
My mind is beginning to change from some people, ah probably juju, naw, I think it’s them. Nowadays most people turn me off, the unenlightened, truth is I do not want to love anyone, as in man/husband, in relationships I believe love, real love makes you weak, and that is not something I want, oh the thought of being weak for someone!
A great shift had occurred! Now, I conclude things in my mind instead of shouting them out like a raging bull. Wisdom. I realize that a shift had happened, a spiritual shift, and I was in the next phase of my life, where those words were no longer necessary for me to express myself or for me to even get to that point of upset. I had no idea that this new Obara resided in me, I thought the old one who could cuss like a sailor still lived, ( I like her, I can be very poetic with mi cussing),but we have to grow and improve, elevate and shifts has to occur. Often times they are so subtle that we do not realize when we have changed. There is a major shift happening to the earth and it is affecting everyone, It is what even created the devastating earthquake in Nepal and many things that are happening now in the news and all over is due to this earths pull. It will take a hundred and fifty more earth years to complete,but during that time we will see and experience many signs and wonders.
The Christians will say it is the coming of the Lord, lol. People, observe the changes good or bad happening to your lives, expect good things, do not look out for the negative, be in positive mode all the times, meaning think positively. Like me, look out for signs of change in your personality and note them. As for me the time has come to make a decision. Try not to go back or repeat what has been driven away from you that was bad or negative. Understand that if you have an argument with your significant other, it can be used to bring you closer or to make a decision that will greatly benefit you. It does not always have to be a bad thing, when the storm clears and you can reason then you will find that out of the bad came something good. remember to journal your experiences, and share them if you can.
I LOVE YOU ALL OBARA MEJI
Èyàn tó ńbínú orí, irú wọn kìí rí fìlà de. / Those who are deriding the head seldom find the right size of cap to fit it…….Yoruba Proverb [People find it inconvenient to deal with what they deride] Everything comes when it must, and everything happens for a reason, do not hurry your life, what is destined for you, cannot escape you, just keep the faith, be patient and be prayerful, filled with compassion, kindness and respect for all, let these qualities be among your name, God will fill in the rest…..Obara Meji! 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
Even if dis post was 5 years ago,I was here to read it,no time is to late to learn something.thank u.
Very good post! I am catching up on a lot of older post
Good night everyone, Obara, my husband used to say something similar to me that two bulls can’t rule one pen. Just like you, I look at him like “ok, so when you planning to get the hell out of my pen?” Anyway, that was a lifetime ago. I am MUCH MUCH more calm and peaceful now. I’m not an Aries, but a Scorpio and so was he. we also can be a warring breed when we ready. So we butt heads constantly. May Oya carefully guide us all through her winds of change and these shifts to prepare us. Out… Read more »
meant to clarify EX-husband. 🙂
Ase SS, ase oooooo!
Obara you are always right on time with your post. Hello everyone… there is a shift for me it has been all negative and I am trying to fight it and be calm, but this person came into my space with a plan and I exploded it the worst way. I am ashamed of myself
Pardon my manners…Good evening all ES
My husband says we are like two lions, and the two lions will want to rule the same jungle, but one have to step back in order for all to be well. I will update you all when he retreats Looooool Obara yu a di lead lioness so he must retreat!
A change must come…sometimes the changes within are subtle so u dont even notice them or maybe others notice and tell yu. Embracing my spirituality was about taking inventory of my self…my life…past, present n future. Where was …the real me. Becoming more concious of teamkb.
Hey Bfroy, i once reported my husband to his senior sister on his shouting and she said that men have rights to say what they want in their culture, i should let him calm down, do not answer and wake him in the middle of the night and talk to him, beg hi if i have to!
i stared at her for about half hour seeing myself throttling her and all African women who subscribe to this BS argument, it is the who spoil these men. NO, not I!
Wow! I have missed oh, thank God am here now, Obara you are absolutely right about the African man wanting his wife to be subtle and meek like a lamb. But oh la la not women like us the Aries! I have been told times without numbers how controlling I could be, I do t not like being cheated and I like voicing out my opinion! Obara is not our fault but like you said there is a shift, so many things I could shout on, I find myself being so calm and not voice a word. Recently We argued… Read more »
Joy ooooooo, long time!
Good afternoon Obrar and ESP family I know that shift is good but sometimes when it happen you wonder to yourself what is this then later you realizes that shift is good things will happen you keep on saying why me but it happened
THANK YOU lady, i wanted to go deeper but i will leave it for a next time
Hi Obara and all ESP’s, I love this article, can we go deeper on this one. This is exactly how our lives are lived, through shifting energy. The wisdom is to be able to identify the different kinds and what they mean for our well being and the treatment of same. Obara girlfriend, this is some deep depths and high heights you are touching on, you (as always) have my full attention.
“But shifts also cause realignments and realignments are necessary for our destiny” @Charlotte this is so true. When I wrote this blog this morning had so much to say that I went all over the place, but I really wanted to focus on shifts and how they happen in our lives often times unbeknownst to us. There was a time when I was so defensive, I looked out for any disrespect or insults thrown my way, ready to defend, but now I am much calmer and people may say, well you are older now and it is to be expected… Read more »
Howdy darling Obara!
What I am noticing is that we are all taking inventory our ourselves. We are interviewing ourselves in the Earth School to what use? To do as Obara has suggested, our destiny and purpose. It is not easy for a shift because in a shift we are caught off-balance when balance is what we all seek. But shifts also cause realignments and realignments are necessary for our destiny. Obara is teaching how to notice the shifts in our own lives. Today, I cried o Obara’s broad shoulders about Orisha, Ifa, love, Babalawos, False Teachers, Preachers, Babalawos and people who think… Read more »
Me good, Obara. When I saw today’s post, i recalled one of the Yoruba proverbs you mentioned, “when the normal becomes abnormal, evil is at work”, hence the shifts in our life. I have learned to look deeper at each person in my life and in doing so, the shift starts to occur. I am surprised sometimes that I did not look closer at the individuals but everything happens for a reason.
Who watch Games of Thrones and see a LAdy Obara there? But si yah, Obara is indigenous to the Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria, but is wha dis, lol!
hey Cher, howdy!
love this post. i am noticing the shift as well i am more aware of my explosive personnality and actually take the time to breathe and calm down. Even today I want to rage at someone but my mind is telling me to relax and just calm down a while back that would have been impossible but as obara said shifts.
Morning Courtney (Huggs)
Good day Obara, hello lovely folks. Obara your article sounds like you are doing a complete reading on me from start to finish. This is so soreal but hearing these words pouring out of you makes me feel soooooo excited and full of hope that I am not crazy. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers, great things must and will come to you no matter how long it takes you sow good seeds and in return you will reap good fruits. Stumbling on your blog… Read more »
hey Caperdiem how are you!
Good morning Obara and ESP family! You are so right about shifts in our life, they are unexpected but must happen in order for good to come. I find that these shifts allow us humans to get rid of the bad things or people in our lives. We don’t realize it at the time when the shifts starts to happen, only later on. Just like I always say that trials and tribulations must happen in everyone’s life in order to us to live and learn. Thank you, Obara.