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August 2015

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MUSIC AND SPIRITUALITY – A UNIVERSAL CONNECTION

Music connects us all to each other and to the divine. I have written many times, here on this blog, posts on music and the effects it has on human beings on a whole and also the response it gets from beings within time and space. There is nothing spiritual or traditional which can be done without song or music involved. In Jamaica, we have our beautiful spiritual kumina, which is the beat of the drums, one is the playing caste, which weaves all types of complicated rhythms but it is what tells the story during the kumina, and the other is called kbandu which keeps a steady rhythm, hypnotic like, and I believe this is the one that places many people, during the kumina, in trance or spiritual possession. The drums played in Kumina, Revival, Spiritual Baptists, or in any other traditional or spiritual religion, while beating, seems to have the ability to send the practitioners or attendees into the world of time and space while they still exist in the physical realm. The drum calls, it pulsates, it dictates, it is magical, it is sensual, it is commanding.... and when coupled with voices singing in unison and in tune, it has the ability to rise or create some particular type of energy, that when brought forth, can do anything. ...

Music connects us all to each other and to the divine. I have written many times, here on this blog, posts on music and the effects it has on human beings on a whole and also the response it gets from beings within time and space. There is nothing spiritual or traditional which can be done without song or music involved. In Jamaica, we have our beautiful spiritual kumina, which is the beat of the drums, one is the playing caste, which weaves all types of complicated rhythms but it is what tells the story during the kumina, and the other is called kbandu which keeps a steady rhythm, hypnotic like, and I believe this is the one that places many people, during the kumina, in trance or spiritual possession. The drums played in Kumina, Revival, Spiritual Baptists, or in any other traditional or spiritual religion, while beating, seems to have the ability to send the practitioners or attendees into the world of time and space while they still exist in the physical realm. The drum calls, it pulsates, it dictates, it is magical, it is sensual, it is commanding.... and when coupled with voices singing in unison and in tune, it has the ability to rise or create some particular type of energy, that when brought forth, can do anything. ...

MY EXPERIENCE WITH DOCTORS FROM THE SPIRITUAL REALMS

There are many subjects that I would like to introduce on the blog or post about, but to do so would be mind-blowing to many who visit this site. Because of our humanity (and in that I mean our human limitations of the mind), there are things beyond this realm that many of us can never comprehend or even imagine, but  we can only accept it when it is either put into a book as fantasy or made into a movie to entertain us. The story below is an experience I had during the time of the horrific tragedy which happened in New York, now known as 9/11. After having this experience, I realized exactly who these doctors were and I certainly wish that I could say it here for all and sundry to absorb and believe, but unfortunately I cannot go into it as I know it will confuse many. Please enjoy this story. ...

There are many subjects that I would like to introduce on the blog or post about, but to do so would be mind-blowing to many who visit this site. Because of our humanity (and in that I mean our human limitations of the mind), there are things beyond this realm that many of us can never comprehend or even imagine, but  we can only accept it when it is either put into a book as fantasy or made into a movie to entertain us. The story below is an experience I had during the time of the horrific tragedy which happened in New York, now known as 9/11. After having this experience, I realized exactly who these doctors were and I certainly wish that I could say it here for all and sundry to absorb and believe, but unfortunately I cannot go into it as I know it will confuse many. Please enjoy this story. ...

THE HANDLERS OF THE REALMS – AN EXPERIENCE THROUGH MY SPIRITUAL INITIATION

I woke up this morning thinking about these three boys who are apart of this particular story. I had no idea why they were on my mind. Perhaps they came to visit me while I slept, although I have not the memory. However, often times, when one goes through a spiritual initiation they would have met many people on their journey who, whilst, not having a physical body, are now apart of their spiritual "team." The story below is when I was young spiritually and was on my very brutal journey of "initiation." When I became awake and set upon my path to eventually become who I am now as Obara Meji, this particular story proves to me that there is indeed no death as we know it, but the physical body sheds and the spirit is now born somewhere else. After I had this experience that you will read about below, I remember asking my pastor (at the time I was Christian) why did I experience that? And he said 4 simple words: "You are too kind." He never explained anything beyond having a secret smile and a gleam in his eyes as he looked at me, perhaps knowing something about me that he did not reveal back then. But I have come a long way from that naive neophyte who walked the realm of spirit as her body slept at nights, making many friends and allies who are still with me to this day. Please enjoy this story. ...

I woke up this morning thinking about these three boys who are apart of this particular story. I had no idea why they were on my mind. Perhaps they came to visit me while I slept, although I have not the memory. However, often times, when one goes through a spiritual initiation they would have met many people on their journey who, whilst, not having a physical body, are now apart of their spiritual "team." The story below is when I was young spiritually and was on my very brutal journey of "initiation." When I became awake and set upon my path to eventually become who I am now as Obara Meji, this particular story proves to me that there is indeed no death as we know it, but the physical body sheds and the spirit is now born somewhere else. After I had this experience that you will read about below, I remember asking my pastor (at the time I was Christian) why did I experience that? And he said 4 simple words: "You are too kind." He never explained anything beyond having a secret smile and a gleam in his eyes as he looked at me, perhaps knowing something about me that he did not reveal back then. But I have come a long way from that naive neophyte who walked the realm of spirit as her body slept at nights, making many friends and allies who are still with me to this day. Please enjoy this story. ...

ROLES OF “LIGHT” AND “DARKNESS” WITHIN OUR CONSCIOUSNESS – BY AN ANONYMOUS BLOGGER

 It is said that the spirit of God lives in the heights of darkness. The Christian Bible says "in the beginning, the world was void and filled with darkness and God said let there be light and there was light." In the Odu's (life destiny codes) of the sacred scriptures of Ifa/Orisa of the Yoruba People of South Western Nigeria, there are the first two major Odu's: Obgbe, which is light, and Oyeku, which is darkness. Within the Chinese spiritual principle, which shows their philosophy on life and all within, we find the principle of Yin and Yang. Yin being light, and Yang being darkness. Every word spoken comes from thought. The thought which is darkness, produces words or actions, which is light. Keep in mind that each thought is within the consciousness of the mind, which is shrouded in darkness and is therefore brought into action after it's creation, either by speech or action. ...

 It is said that the spirit of God lives in the heights of darkness. The Christian Bible says "in the beginning, the world was void and filled with darkness and God said let there be light and there was light." In the Odu's (life destiny codes) of the sacred scriptures of Ifa/Orisa of the Yoruba People of South Western Nigeria, there are the first two major Odu's: Obgbe, which is light, and Oyeku, which is darkness. Within the Chinese spiritual principle, which shows their philosophy on life and all within, we find the principle of Yin and Yang. Yin being light, and Yang being darkness. Every word spoken comes from thought. The thought which is darkness, produces words or actions, which is light. Keep in mind that each thought is within the consciousness of the mind, which is shrouded in darkness and is therefore brought into action after it's creation, either by speech or action. ...

HOW OBEAH WORKS – THE STORY OF FRANKIE AND MAWGA DOG

When I was a small girl living in Jamaica, I remember a woman who was the daughter of my mother's friend. The friend's name was Miss Brown and her daughter's name was Marie. People called her mad Marie. Jamaicans are very descriptive when it comes to naming people, they do it according to their looks (Black Gal Marlene, Fatty Blossom), profession (Cookie or Tailor, Gunman, Thief), or even how they act, even down to an ailment. If Jerry broke his legs, he would be called Bruk foot Jerry. Mad Marie resembled a younger and slightly lighter in complexion Nina Simone. She used to be a teacher, my mother told us, and from what people said, someone obeahed her because of how fast she was excelling in life. This is what Jamaican people call, bad mind. She was a victim of obeah because others thought she was not deserving of who she was, her education and her god given talents. Whatever they did to her by way of obeah, it attacked her sanity, rendering her insane according to her actions. I remember once, while sitting on the veranda with my mother and her friend Miss Ruth, Mad Marie had came through our gate. ...

When I was a small girl living in Jamaica, I remember a woman who was the daughter of my mother's friend. The friend's name was Miss Brown and her daughter's name was Marie. People called her mad Marie. Jamaicans are very descriptive when it comes to naming people, they do it according to their looks (Black Gal Marlene, Fatty Blossom), profession (Cookie or Tailor, Gunman, Thief), or even how they act, even down to an ailment. If Jerry broke his legs, he would be called Bruk foot Jerry. Mad Marie resembled a younger and slightly lighter in complexion Nina Simone. She used to be a teacher, my mother told us, and from what people said, someone obeahed her because of how fast she was excelling in life. This is what Jamaican people call, bad mind. She was a victim of obeah because others thought she was not deserving of who she was, her education and her god given talents. Whatever they did to her by way of obeah, it attacked her sanity, rendering her insane according to her actions. I remember once, while sitting on the veranda with my mother and her friend Miss Ruth, Mad Marie had came through our gate. ...

ISESE LAGBA – A CELEBRATION OF YORUBA TRADITION AND NATIONAL HOLIDAY

Aboru Aboye oooo!!! Today, August 20th 2015, all Orisha People in Nigeria and around the world will celebrate Isese day (e-shay-shay), which is Day of Tradition. Today in Nigeria all Babalawo's, Iyanifa's, Olorishas and everyone who practices the tradition way of life which is the practice, worship and veneration of Ifa/Orisha will celebrate this day for all its worth. The appropriate greeting for this day is Isese Lagba (E-shay-shay-Lag-ba) which means tradition is the best way, or tradition is on top of all religions. After someone greets you "Isese Lagba," you will answer Isese Lagba Gbogbo Wa (E-shay-shay- Bug-bo Wa!) which means tradition will stay with us always. ...

Aboru Aboye oooo!!! Today, August 20th 2015, all Orisha People in Nigeria and around the world will celebrate Isese day (e-shay-shay), which is Day of Tradition. Today in Nigeria all Babalawo's, Iyanifa's, Olorishas and everyone who practices the tradition way of life which is the practice, worship and veneration of Ifa/Orisha will celebrate this day for all its worth. The appropriate greeting for this day is Isese Lagba (E-shay-shay-Lag-ba) which means tradition is the best way, or tradition is on top of all religions. After someone greets you "Isese Lagba," you will answer Isese Lagba Gbogbo Wa (E-shay-shay- Bug-bo Wa!) which means tradition will stay with us always. ...

PULLING POSITIVE ENERGIES COURSE

Hello all, I'm happy to announce the second half of the Spiritual Baths and Cleansing Course, which will begin on the 29th of this month. This course will be based upon pulling positive energies into your life. Many of you may know that the first half of Spiritual Baths and Cleansing dealt with the dispelling of negative energies and learning their signs and symptoms, which was thoroughly described in the format sent to you before the beginning of the course. ...

Hello all, I'm happy to announce the second half of the Spiritual Baths and Cleansing Course, which will begin on the 29th of this month. This course will be based upon pulling positive energies into your life. Many of you may know that the first half of Spiritual Baths and Cleansing dealt with the dispelling of negative energies and learning their signs and symptoms, which was thoroughly described in the format sent to you before the beginning of the course. ...

THE BEAUTIFUL TRADITION OF IFA ORISHA AND MISTAKEN INFORMATION

The Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria has been practicing the tradition of Ifa/orisha for over ten thousand years. Ile Ife, Nigeria is where the great Orunmila, owner of the sacred  Ifa Oracle first descended. Ile Ife is our Garden of Eden (I abhor making this reference, but I do for easier understanding). The tradition got to the new world through the African Holocaust, the Trans Atlantic Slave trade, otherwise known as Slavery. The slaves (some were Babalawo's and initiates) who arrived in Cuba put together whatever they could remember of the orishas and practiced the tradition secretly and hid the Orishas in catholic saints, because they being captured and turned into Slaves had to practice the religion of their oppressors, which was Christianity, as most people were forced into Christianity. Sango became Santa Barbara, and Ogun Saint Peter and so on, Osun, La Caridad de Cobre and so on. All Orishas are African, and remember civilization began on that great continent, so truth be told, we are all Africans. ...

The Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria has been practicing the tradition of Ifa/orisha for over ten thousand years. Ile Ife, Nigeria is where the great Orunmila, owner of the sacred  Ifa Oracle first descended. Ile Ife is our Garden of Eden (I abhor making this reference, but I do for easier understanding). The tradition got to the new world through the African Holocaust, the Trans Atlantic Slave trade, otherwise known as Slavery. The slaves (some were Babalawo's and initiates) who arrived in Cuba put together whatever they could remember of the orishas and practiced the tradition secretly and hid the Orishas in catholic saints, because they being captured and turned into Slaves had to practice the religion of their oppressors, which was Christianity, as most people were forced into Christianity. Sango became Santa Barbara, and Ogun Saint Peter and so on, Osun, La Caridad de Cobre and so on. All Orishas are African, and remember civilization began on that great continent, so truth be told, we are all Africans. ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY – PROUD PRODUCT OF OUR SWEET JAMAICA

To  date no other has done for the black race what Marcus Garvey has done. Reading is fundamental, please read the books written by Proffessor Dr. Tony Martin well written and well detailed books on Marcus Garvey and pan Africanism. His books are worth buying, reading, and teaching your children about this great man of excellence. Marcus Garvey was like no other, he came for a great mission, and he accomplished a lot. Please mention him in your prayers tonight, so that wherever he resides within the realm of time and space, he will recieve the light and feel our vibration as we honor him today, he will never be forgotten. Iba Marcus Garvey, I call your name! ...

To  date no other has done for the black race what Marcus Garvey has done. Reading is fundamental, please read the books written by Proffessor Dr. Tony Martin well written and well detailed books on Marcus Garvey and pan Africanism. His books are worth buying, reading, and teaching your children about this great man of excellence. Marcus Garvey was like no other, he came for a great mission, and he accomplished a lot. Please mention him in your prayers tonight, so that wherever he resides within the realm of time and space, he will recieve the light and feel our vibration as we honor him today, he will never be forgotten. Iba Marcus Garvey, I call your name! ...

WALK AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT

This week while teaching the online class, I went into memory of a friend I had long time ago. For the purpose of anonymity I will call her Doris. I have recounted her story here within a post before, but as it relates to the point of this story, I will retell it. The memory came back as I was telling class about how in life one thing affects the other, mostly unbeknownst to us. What one person does affects everybody else, this is the connection we all have as human beings, or I should say one of them. We should be wise to this and pay attention. Well as the story goes Doris and I met up at a friends house an older woman we will call Shirley. We all went to the same church and often times would meet at my older friends home after church to eat, and shoot the breeze. This particular day, we sat in her kitchen while she cooked, laughing and talking as usual. My older friend was a peaceful, nice, very loving woman, while Doris was half human, half she demon, though she had her fun and funny side, I liked her, hellish as she was, lol. I liked her because of this particular trait, her wickedness, yes I did. ...

This week while teaching the online class, I went into memory of a friend I had long time ago. For the purpose of anonymity I will call her Doris. I have recounted her story here within a post before, but as it relates to the point of this story, I will retell it. The memory came back as I was telling class about how in life one thing affects the other, mostly unbeknownst to us. What one person does affects everybody else, this is the connection we all have as human beings, or I should say one of them. We should be wise to this and pay attention. Well as the story goes Doris and I met up at a friends house an older woman we will call Shirley. We all went to the same church and often times would meet at my older friends home after church to eat, and shoot the breeze. This particular day, we sat in her kitchen while she cooked, laughing and talking as usual. My older friend was a peaceful, nice, very loving woman, while Doris was half human, half she demon, though she had her fun and funny side, I liked her, hellish as she was, lol. I liked her because of this particular trait, her wickedness, yes I did. ...