Last night I was having a conversation with my children and the topic was on spirit and I was asked by Osun Karode the youngest one, if spirits have forms, how do they look when they leave the body.I told her that when a person does and he is relieved from his physical flesh he sees himself as he looked in his earthly life. However to us here in the physical realm, he will look, (if he happen to see him outside of our peripheral or if he is moving quickly from one place to another as a thin vapor, much like steam or smoke. If the spirit is evolved and has gone through their judgement and have settled in their world, then we will see them as a twinkle of light, like a fire fly only not as big or with yell light,the light will be a dot of white light. Not in all cases however will you experience them like this, there are other ways that they may present themselves but this explanation is for another post.
I am an Oracle. I do not need paraphernalia to divine, although I will use them from time to time, but people who know me prefer when I divine for them using myself as the Oracle instead of using an instrument. Recently there have been reports in the news of Children in Jamaican and the Caribbean becoming sick and being rushed to the hospitals because of playing this game. Reports of weird things happening when the “demon” Charlie for whom this game is named of is invoked by those who have summoned him. The game acts like a ouija board and is said to give horrible experiences to those whom play. I would really like to be present when someone is playing and observe there after the effects of Charlie the demon boy.
The first and second link provided below was sent o me by blogger ty, in the second link however,although I like the author very much, he is a comedian and a Doctor, in this article I did not like his cynicism or slightly jeering/mocking attitude of peoples fears, superstitions and or experiences. I do respect a person who is not quick to become suspicious or people who are no way overly superstitious, however some supposed superstitions does bare fruit. I have been a doubtful Thomas all my life, yes I am. Things had to make sense to me for me to believe it. I am not easily sold on any tale or idea. I would go out of my way to walk under a ladder or step on a crack, my mothers back is still in tact. One day as I was driving with my little daughter on our way to the bakery to get bread and bun to take to Africa for us, this was a time when I wanted her to initiate. I stopped at a stop sign waiting for the flow of cars to pass, as I saw my way clear and I began to drive a black cat crossed my path. I never believed in “If a black cat crosses your path it is bad luck or bad news”, but within that moment as the cat ran on about its way I had a funny feeling in the pit of my stomach that something was wrong and I directed the sign and feeling to the black. Lo and behold I received a call that my daughter was not granted a visa due to her age and that she needed the fathers consent. (de wicked baby puppa who never gave her a dime or sent her a line, a letter nor a fifty cent stamp, this is a famous saying used by Jamaicans, lol). In that moment I realized for the first time that not all superstitions should be brushed of and slighted. A wise person should take note, do not become a fanatic, use wisdom and observe. A wise person should know that there are many things that defies logic as we human beings know it, and that our minds as humans is limited, this limitation however is what makes us human beings, can you understand that? When our mental limitation is stretched and we begin to understand certain complexities then off to the mad house we go encased in to a well cut to fit straight jacket.
Unless you are trained extensively like Babalawos for years and taught o understand the binary codes of life, while remaining humbling, only then will you begin to accept the world and its inhabitants and that which is beyond as apart of a natural cycle of what is divinely ordered.
I have to go, they have brought the animals and sacrifice is to be given now, however I will try to peep later, as we go another day into our initiation here in Lagos.
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.