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.
Let me explain before you judge me for liking Satan’s wife. I love to laugh, and I found her funny. We all went to a spiritual church,we were all on a spiritual path, and were (Doris and I) workers of spirit. While Doris walked in darkness, I chose light, the older woman had knowledge of zion revival and was not a spiritual practitioner. Doris however was a self taught, read books, watched and learned what others did, she likened herself a spiritual practitioner. She really did not know a lot, but what she did was she made friends with many spiritual people and would nosy herself with their work and she learned like that here and there. Also she made bed partners with some Obeah men who would show her a little of this and a little of that. It wounded her in the end however as this is never a good thing to do. She was older than me, they both were, as I like the company of older people and we would hang out together a lot. She liked the dark side of the work and as I said I found it funny, because she would attempt to obeah anyone who crossed her just a little, and she did it with a smile, a wicked one. I found it funny, at the time, and most often did not take her seriously. She was a movie script waiting for me to write about her someday, and I shall. She reminds me of Doreen in the stories written here by me of Alton and Doreen a tale of Obeah and revenge.
While my friend cooked, Doris was preparing a candle and was not partaking into our conversation. After a while (I do not remember in full details how the argument began) my friend Shirley and I began to have an disagreement which almost got heated. I was surprised, as Shirley never quarrelled with anyone, yet there we were almost cussing, which was unusual because I know the importance of respecting my elders and would never engage in an argument with an elder as she was in anyway. Something nudged me to turn around, and there I saw Doris happily preparing a black candle and in her hand was confusion powder and some other bad powders and she was chanting some words as she prepared the candle. I suddenly realized that as Doris was preparing this bad work, the bad energy which she invoked through her work and intent, came and created exactly what she intended for her victim. It materialized right there in the room where we all were. Shirley and I unfortunately felt and reacted to the bad energy released as we were in that space and hence the quarrel from out of no where. Forces destructive were there to create havoc, and because Doris did not know how to control them, they made a grand entrance which manifested as a quarrel between us two. Once we realized it, we had to dispatch it, but my friend Doris to this day (I have only heard of her, we are no longer in contact, but I still like her) is still the same way, and her life shows her work as it is always filled with problems.
I am so saddened and disgusted by people who release negative energies out into the universe by doing just as Doris did. People who are self professed spiritualists who read and have google as their professors, trying to do the “work”, spiritual work, which they have no idea of what they are doing or the energy they are releasing, especially with their “intent” which is the force behind whatever they do. I once had a nanny from Barbados who lived in my home while she took care of my children. She had a dark look to her, not complexion, but it was like she was being shadowed by something dark and angry (this was her true spirit, but I was too busy to see it). I saw it before she was hired, but her resume was good and her references were excellent so I went ahead with the hire, when I really should have spiritually investigated the woman. After a month of working for me, I came home one night and went to her room to let her know that I was home as it was late. I did not want to knock on her room door, just incase if she was sleeping and so I quietly opened the door and found her on her knees in front of her dresser with a candle order (as set of candles) set upon the dresser and the room was brightly lit from the candle lights. The candle colors were black, brown, and some other colors, being a sensible person spiritually at the time, I studied the colors and made an immediate decision that by morning she had to go. She was frightened in seeing me and she stumbled up from her kneeling, frightened within that moment of being caught. She tried to explain to me that she was praying for my household and so she lit the candles. I smiled and asked her to put the candles out as I was not comfortable with them and she did so before I left for my own room.
When Morning came, I had a talk with her and let her go. I did so, because I realized the moment I saw the order she had been burning in my home and that it was no good, but worse was the fact that she had not idea of what she was doing. The order was not an order (in the spiritual sense) and made no sense. She had no idea that I was a “knowledgeable elder” and as such knew more than she did. I realize however, while standing in her room that night that her Intent was to secure her job, so that when she had to travel to her country I would be under a spell and keep hiring her regardless of who I had in her place when she left. When she left, I cleared the house spiritually, but it was hell. The woman had “accidentally” called down a legion of spirits, which gave me hell to get rid of. They brought torment, and chaos and I must tell you that she did not mean to do this. However she rigged this and rigged that. She threw a recipe of disaster together, like a someone who cannot cook and end up burning the kitchen down. It took me months to be rid of what she invoked, because not only did she burn this order of candles which did not go together, but she also sprinkled and placed all sorts of foolishness all over the house. I had to do a spiritual search to find and destroy them.
There are many people who create problems for themselves, being self taught spiritualist or who google instructions on spiritual work and do them. When they experience problems, they wonder what happen. This is not a good thing to do. Often times they may complain about paying a spiritualist for divination or work, believing that THEY can do it on their own, not realizing the problem they are creating for themselves and for others. A woman sometime ago, accidently killed her boyfriend, who was the one taking care of her, he was a hustler. She went somewhere and tied him up spiritually. What they used in the binding job was taboo for him (they didn’t know this), and so this taboo was given to him and he died from a motorcycle accident. We all have taboos, things that we ought not to do, spiritually, this comes with our life book or what we call in Ifa/orisha tradition Odu. Our taboos, once we know them and adhere to them, will aid in our travel along life’s way and allow us to live out our lives as planned before we came here to this earth realm. Going against our taboos can cause serious problems, even resulting in death. The woman, being selfish and wanting to alter this man’s destiny to suit her desires, did the unthinkable and resulted in the greedy dog losing his bone, as he was her benefactor.
Many people who seek to assist themselves from what they read or research are most often doing themselves and everyone a great wrong. What they are letting loose onto the world, is terrible and when unleashed they create famine, earthquakes, floods, accidents, people committing all types of crimes, because the energies created by wrongdoing spiritually, will need to do their work and that is destruction. We must be careful and walk in light and with light,
Take baby steps if you realize your path or are on a path of self realization. Pray for light and the right mentor to show themselves. When they do, for you will know who they are, deal gently and respectfully, realizing that this meeting is one you orchestrated before you were born. You chose to meet up in this realm when this person agreed to be your spiritual teacher. Never run before him or her, most often in your haste to begin practicing spirituality youmay believe that this person is not showing you anything, and so you may get impatient and begin to even hate or resent this person. When this happens, it serves to show that you are a fool, a fool in your thoughts, in your way of understanding of lack of. The person who learns the most, is not the talker but the observer, the keen listener, and in all things most often silence speaks the loudest, if you can understand this what I have just written then you are surely on a path. Be careful of the things you invoke with work and intention. Walk as children of light.
I Love You All
Káa tó dé ibi tí a ńlọ, a má ńkọ́kọ́ dé ibi táà ò fẹ́ /
Before getting to one’s destination, one may end up where one would rather not be.,,,Yoruba Proverb!
[Endurance and persistent focus are crucial]
All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…Obara Meji
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.