Good day to all my bloggers, peepers, newcomers, and sometimers. Today’s post is from blogger KB who wishes to share a recent spiritual experience which could have turned sour but through the act of divination and sacrifice, she came through. KB asked me if it was possible for her to share her experience with others so that perhaps you all may learn from her own mistakes, which she corrected and also celebrates in her triumph. Often times I am saddened when I see a situation about to happen and I warn a person about it but they do not take heed. I am naturally compassionate and so I realize that most people take for granted spiritual messages given to them, possibly thinking in the back of their mind that this is nonsense. Please read KB’s story and I urge you all to learn from it.
Thank you my God Olodumare and my ancestors and I want to give a special shoutout to Obara Meji.
Each and everyone of us is on this journey together but at the same time differently. It is important for us to share on the blog our experiences during this journey. I wanted to share my recent experience with encumbrances and sacrifice with Embracing Spiritually today.
During one of our casual conversations on the blog, Obara had already revealed to me that someone would tell a lie on my enemy’s (I use the term “my enemy” because of what Obara has taught us not to put any negative connotations towards ourselves, instead we put it on our enemy) family but all would be well. The lie was very serious and possibly life-shattering. Months passed and I listened and watched, watched and listened. Ultimately forgetting about it but having stored her words in the back of my mind. When my enemy got the call concerning the lie, immediately Obara was called and things were discussed. Prayers were lifted up to God, ancestors, Orishas, and guides. She had told me at the time she gave me the revelation as to what to come that there was some things that I needed to do, which she instructed me on and thank God that I did it because it later proved to me that one must be obedient. Bath rituals and juju were worked. Obara and I discussed getting a reading at this time, which I had never done before so there were many questions before, during and after the reading. I knew she was thorough in her explanations and knowledge even though I had never done a reading. My spirit was comfortable and content with our discussions. I made up my mind to get this done because here I am on the blog daily with this interesting and knowledgeable person who is a diviner, a reader woman, an iyanifa, a traditionalist. A person who is open with her life and does not mind sharing her life experiences with the masses.
One reason I did the divination was because I hardly remember my dreams. I try my best to watch nature and the world around me but with life sometimes I’m not focused. During my reading I wrote down revelations and points that stood out to me. Obara was reading me and I certainly wanted to remember every single detail. She told me about myself, things that plagued me behind my smiling face. What I worry about, what was coming to me, not to allow anyone to come stay in my home and change my home’s atmosphere, that she saw me moving and not a resident of where I currently reside. Oh boy plenty did she reveal! Told me exactly which months my blessings were coming in…. Time passed and I shared on the blog and through email with Obara some dreams I actually remembered and occurrences that had recently happened. I was told after sharing my dream about dogs that Ogun needed to be appeased and I should do a sacrifice. She also shared that I needed to continue praying and asking my God to continue defending and protecting me against enemies. Time went by and I would read over my divination notes occasionally and say wow this has happened. Among the revelation it was revealed that I also would be changing jobs, which at the time was not on my mind.
Around March/April I was called for a job interview and I shared it on the blog. I asked to borrow someone’s blue shoes for my interview (this was in accordance to what someone shared on the blog about wearing blue shoes to an interview to secure the job – thanks Ty). I did get the job…but my enemy could have lost it all because of an omission on my application. My enemy stated on the application that no convictions were in my background. Well the background checks came back revealing that there was convictions. Immediately panic and nausea filled me. I started to cry and feel hopeless. What would happen to my family?! Where would we live?! How long before I could not afford my expenses?! My head thought of Obara. I thought to share this with her. Not really knowing why but knowing I needed someone to confide in. Feeling that she wouldn’t judge me. The next morning after praying and getting ready for work I called Obara. I started to tell her everything while trying not to cry. I lost that battle and wept openly. This was my life. Sure I could find another job…
Obara calmly said you have to do a sacrifice, (she had told me when I had seen the signs months earlier that I needed to do divination and sacrifice but I did not listen). It must be done. Ogun was trying to get your attention with the dreams and occurrences. Ogun, being god of iron, he also rules over jail, court, everything judicial system and more. She went on to say the Babalawos and I will discuss the situation and get back to you. First thought in my mind was I don’t have it! Obara strongly said Kia this is your life and Ogun needs a sacrifice and we will give to appease him. Whatever the deity asks for must be given. We discussed the prices and all in my head is I don’t have it! I just been at the new job one week and had my bills to pay with the last check coming from the old job. My mind raced all day and I worried. Oh gawd! I don’t even know how I got to work and back home that afternoon. I was unfocused and nervous all day.
Later that evening I spoke to Obara again with her explaining that first a page from my life needed to be read (meaning divination had to be cast and Odu brought down). That Ifa must be consulted on my behalf. I made my decision that I would do whatever it took within my power to save my job, my sanity, my life. Obara told me how much for each part of the divination and sacrifice. I didn’t have it but my sacrifice was to be done!
Was I scared and nervous, of course. What if the Orisha wanted more and I didn’t have it? What if they were not appeased? What if they didn’t accept the sacrifice? I came from a Christian belief all my life I had read the bible, I knew what sacrifice was in that aspect. Hell most of your life is a sacrifice. Would this sacrifice work for me? I had doubts and constantly called Obara who would assertively explain the need to do this and what would be done. One of the time I told her I’m just not going back there. I will figure something out. She was like Kia I don’t mean to sound harsh but you can’t doubt your sacrifice. During these conversations, Obara, while comforting, was no nonsense and I realized that she knew of how much she believed in what would be done to help me. She had faith and I tried to. She was very patient with me and explaining everything from a traditionalist aspect.
When Obara and The Babalawo started consulting Odu for me, I had not paid for any parts of my sacrifice. They trusted me and I trusted them. She briefed me on everything daily and told me the odu said that I had many enemies. Immediately I cried out that I do not bother anyone and always stay in my lane. Obara reminded me that you don’t have to do anyone anything for them to dislike you. Which is true. Obara helped me out so much during this week and literally held my hand from Africa. LOL The day we talked and she told me my sacrifice had been accepted. That the Orishas were appeased and all encumbrances with this situation had been removed. I was like you sure Obara? She said from the sacrifice is accepted all is well. Ifa does not explain how it will work but that it will work out. Ifa sees no reason to go into tidbits of details, only that whatever problem was before, it has now been solved. It was like a heavy weight was lifted and I felt lighter. My spirit started to rest and feel comfortable. It was like I could feel it in my soul that everything would be alright. I believed everything would work out for me. Obara told me to bring the background check in and call me when all is well.
I brought the background check to the HR department and the lady reviewed it. She immediately asked me about the convictions and said she would have to discuss with the Sr Hr director. I’m lightheaded and trying not to drop a tear. Also trying to remember to breathe. Yes I know what Obara had said, yes i was hyping myself up saying my sacrifice was accepted and praying feverishly. The Oracle had said I would not lose my job and I believed…however I am human. I was fretting subconciously! Obara had also explained that Ifa does not explain thoroughly it just states a simple answer to questions. Yes or no! I left the office with her saying should would schedule a meeting for the next day and to report to work as usual.
The next work day came and went with her not contacting me. That afternoon the human resources called on my cell after hours. She scheduled the meeting with the senior HR lady for three days out. Oh boy lol! I had the whole weekend to think! After speaking with her I called Obara to update her. While speaking with her, she told me that an ancestor gave her a message to give to me. The ancestors name began with V and she told me something to do one minute before 12 midnight with a glass of water and that she should sleep and not worry. I couldn’t think which family I had named V?! We finished talking and
I went to my altar to pray, thats when I reviewed
my ancestor list and saw it Bingo! Great Aunty Virginia! Iba Aunty Virginia
The day of my meeting came. When I got to the meeting place, I had to wait for these two women who held my job in their hands. Eventually they both came in and the one lady introduced herself to me. She started to talk and explain the issue with my application (when asked on the application about a conviction I had said no because I did not remember, as it was so long ago) versus the background check. She talked how they had never experienced this and my case prompted them to seek outside consultation. I assumed from their coorporate lawyers. How i could be terminated but due to the length of time passed and the charges not having anything to do with my position in their company they had decided to make an exception. I was not being terminated!! Thanks and praises immediately went up to God, Ogun, the ancestors, and the orisha’s. Thank you Obara Meji. They did explain that any infraction going forward could result in termination.
I couldnt wait to come out a the office to call Obara Meji. We laughed and rejoiced. A weight was lifted, I was overjoyed. I could fully settle in to my new role. My sarifice had been accepted, my prayers had been answered, my Orishas were appeased, my encumbrances removed.
I learned many lessons during this…never omit your past. It is as much part of you as your present and future. Sacrifice is important as with many things in life. It has to be done to remove problems. There are many traditions and things going on in the universe.This universe holds many secrets if only we paid attention.
Some of you I see writing that you have troubles in life and seem to have heavy loads, I say get a reading and see what may be done to clear your life. There is always a solution.
If this had not worked out for me I know there was another path to take. I am very private in real life and shared because my experience may prompt somebody to get assistance in their life. This could help you understand more about Ifa and this awakening journey.
Love and light to all ES massive! I love you all. Ase!!!
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.