The other day I hopped onto FB because I needed a distraction from the problems my enemy was facing, but also because I felt prompted to.
Have you ever set off somewhere, not knowing where you are going or what you are looking for, but still you press at your inner man’s insistence? I do. I learnt how to when one day, we took our mother to the department store to find a wedding outfit. It was sale season (when I say sale season, I don’t mean the 50% off that other people go crazy over, no, the real sale i.e 70% off. That is when Africans know you mean business) so the women’s clothing section was in utter shambles. It was like some angry villagers had turned it upside down looking for a well dressed Frankenstein. My mother found the perfect dress suit but it needed a cream camisole to make a complete outfit- and not just any cream camisole either – a specific colour, and material. She looked around and realizing that it would be like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack, sighed and gave up. I was not so easily deterred! I silently surveyed the store, and set off in a particular direction, ignoring my mother’s calls to stop (she can be so dramatic. You’d think I was going off to fight ISIS) and in the furthest corner, tucked away and hidden out of view, was the perfect camisole. Like I said, the inner man can sometimes send you off on a blind journey and it is best not to bother asking why/what/where. The destination will always be for your highest good.
And so it was that I stumbled on this Nigerian priest’s FB account and when I read his posts, I realized why I had found him. Every other post related to what was stressing my enemy’s entire being – problems
“Everybody is afflicted with one or two problem, but the way will handle it matters a lot.”
“Having problems in life is not your fault. It is your fault when you die with them.”
“Don’t feel sad or worry about your problem there is always a good reason for ı̣̣̣t.”
“No problem can be solved without the help of powerful prayer, strong spell or ritual.”
Looking at this, a third party might think “these are not profound” and you are right, they are not, but they were words of encouragement that my dejected, weary spirit needed to hear and coming from a benevolent mystic gave them extra weight. Even the Bible knows the secret behind words of encouragement from one.
Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of those who are instructed to know how to sustain the weary with a word.”
Was it a coincidence? I doubt it. I believe we all have the ability to attract such people and situations. In the book, ‘Spirit empowerment and praying within’ by Rev Eric Meyer, he reminds us that “We chose this world and this life in order to deal with certain events, people etc to resolve past life karma. The people you are with, the Spirit has communicated to other Spirits to find situations in order to help resolve or create more karma.” Likewise, I believe we communicate with other spirits to help us make the best decisions so as not to create more karma.
I continued to read his older posts, and came across more jewels which spoke of our Chief encourager – our mother. The one who gave us life and sacrificed everything for us.
1. A good mother is better than thousands of religious leaders.
2. My honor and great respect goes to all Great Mothers in the world. They shall all eat the fruit of their labour.
3.Never compare your mother with anybody, she deserves the best from you.
4. No Orisha is greater than your mother.
5. God will deny you, If you ignore your parent.
6. No Orisha will condemn your PARENT so never place any Orisha above your PARENT.
7. Respect and give her your highest honor, how you treat your mother determines your life and future.
8. Your mother is your mini God, she determines your happiness. Mothers are cherished by God.
9.Your mother’s smile increases your blessing through her prayers.
10. Respect your wife and honour your mother. They are the pillar of your life.
11. A powerful Babalawo is protected by two mothers. His Earthly mother and heavenly mother.
12. Never compare your mother with anybody, she deserves the best from you.
13. Your mother’s prayer works and acts very fast to make you a successful person in life.
(Taken from the Nigerian priest FB account)
I have this friend – a true Omo Sango, from the looks to the noble, principled and masculine confidence. Wealthy, childless, single and spiritually gifted. The ultimate come-up, so naturally, he attracts alot of women, and while others are content with traditional methods of flirting (i.e sending nudes and thirsty messages), one or two prefer the lazier route i.e spiritually bind him (side bar – his mother transitioned and is now one of his main ancestors, but she rarely comes in his dreams unless it is something serious). One particular woman, the kind his mother would have despised on sight had she been alive, did an ebo to trick/trap him. His mother was furious and came in a dream, telling him that if this woman harmed him in any way, there is no ebo in the world which would fix what his mother would do to her. This woman’s ancestors/spirits must have warned her because she vanished soon after. Indeed the priest said “Worship your mother more than orishas, she become your ancestor after death.” and no other ancestor will fight for us as hard as she will. Respect and love your mother.
Prophet Muhammad (PBIH) “Paradise lies beneath the feet of mothers.”
Cease toward the child she bare?
Yes, she may forgetful be,
Yet will I remember thee…….lyrics from Hark my soul
No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan
Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont
A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. ~Peter De Vries
The phrase “working mother” is redundant. ~Jane Sellman
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh
If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam. ~Lord Langdale (Henry Bickersteth)
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln
Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. ~Pearl S. Buck
If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ~Author Unknown
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce
Women’s Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s the men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one’s likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir
The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men — from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~Honoré de Balzac
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895
Well the blogger sent it in the post and then I added my own introduction
Well…my favorite patty shop in Jamaica is MOTHERS and they have a special patty on the menu name FULLHOUSE, lol, for some (weird ME) reasons I instantly remember that patty along with the color red and the “mother’s”
…except you have ‘Powerhouse’ DWL
Obara! come here. Do you know that I just read the title of the post again and let me ask…What inspired it? DWL
Yup, Cami, my mother can be the same way. I just have to keep telling myself that even though she has a big mouth, too bossy/domineering, and like to start “trouble”, she means well in her own way. She and my sister constantly clash and butt heads too, but that’s because they are way too much alike, like you said.
Many years ago, my best friend at the time who was clairvoyant introduced me to one of my spirit guides. I remember asking my guide (through my friend) how can I thank her for helping me. All she told me to do was to buy a gift and do something nice for my mother. Since then, anytime I receive a big blessing in my life that I am grateful for, I pay it forward by doing something out of the blue for my mother that would make her happy. My mother and I are both headstrong, have completely opposite personalities… Read more »
Good to know I’m not the only one on board who can admit to being ying and yang with mother. My mum and I have a’ love- don’t like’ relationship (not hate, although when I was a teenager I swore I hated her). Same like you, I always buy her things or share my good fortune with her. She don’t like me because I’m not successful as she like, and I don’t like her because I believe some of her actions in my early childhood threw me off course. She have ‘goat mouth’ and I hate when she say negatives… Read more »
Truth is…not all women fit the full criteria of motherhood. Many women granted the gift of motherhood are absolute failures, so the punishment for not revering one is just idealism.
I love my mother, but it come with limits and although it has limits I’ll kill somebody for her.
Hmm di yankee mentality…mi av 1 a dem facety renk (at times)boymanchile…a test him mussi come fi test me lol when u think they growing up n getting wiser, he make me wonder. I know for sure a di stinkin puppa attitude him get hmmm yep! Cher n Obara u are not alone lol
1 – 13 Are all true statements. Words of wisdom to live by. Beautiful pic O! love it!
Big up the the fathers like my dad and my uncle (raised my girl cousin on his own from 2 months old). Love my mom to death I wish she would come to foreign but she doesn’t want to leave Jamaica. She showed me about spirituality and how to always be on my guard with people. Love my dad he is the pillar of my thinking. Never a negative from him always driven, optimistic and do anything for us-
Go suh Lincoln
Lisa a Satan wife dat
Just like that.. manners and courtesy a dat carry you through..btw you know mi a sing the song inna mi head right..” respect due we call it respect due.. aww ha manners and courtesy a dat carry you through….”
Lisa, all things ah gwan inna de world, yuh know sey mi neva back chat mi parents or dis any ah dem. Nopes, yes mi can get rude if somebody step pon mi toe, (not so much now ah days), but ah manners mi sey
Hi Lisa, I love my mom, and have never disrespected her, but once we came to America and she sent for my father, the energy between us Shifted and my evil sister who always thought she pampered me, drilled all sorts of wicked thing, lies, in her head about me, and the rest is told in the blog posts. Nevertheless, I love her and will forever.
I have no reservations to shout from the mountain top that I have the best mommy in the whole entire world… she is my world.. she and my daughter.. she was one of those kissing and kicking type of mother, but when I got punished it was not severe and for my own good.. I love my mommy, no matter how old I get she still treats me like a baby.. and I too have adopted that method of nurturing my child, well minus the kick, lick and straight up assing …lol… My baby girl is too smart to do… Read more »
Cger, read ova de comment, cawsen sey mi mek peer mistake inna it, mi enemy mussi did ah drink mad puss piss when mi ah write it, read it ova mi fix it, sass crisee, mi enemy shame at de fawt mi did write before, lol
a which mistake you a chat.. cause mi ovas all a wah you write.. but then again we speak the same language.. and mi nah chat bout English and Patois, you know wah me mean…
Yes manners we grow with, mi not saying mi no hold heated discussions with mommy but mi no able so mii know mi place… and meck sure not to even think of passing it all a now..
Jealous is a infectious and deadly disease.. fire fi you sister.. but like you said they all have there purpose in life.. to teach us …. but mi still a burn out her jealous dutty mind… mi no have no space fi all dem deh inna mi life too toxic man..
Hi Cher, long time!….My own also went to catholic school, single mother who tried her best. He never said that I did nothing for him, him ooden have no teeth leff if him did ever sey suh, but choo him ah gal-ist, (love nuff women, which mi thank God still, caws in a world like dis…lawks mi deeven waan tink bout it, caws ah padded room and straight jacket fo mi enemy, so mi still thank God for his grace and mercy), him is ah man whey put him gal dem over every ting, de one dem whey we Jamaicans… Read more »
Lol Obara, mi glad him a gud youth. The attitude thing is what get me because you know how we were raised with Jamaican parents to always have manners. My bwoy behavior is identical to his father, on top of that him have the father first middle and last name lol I did not know better then when the father was naming him in the hospital. So double trouble. Big up to yuh hot son and him trailer load a gyal dem. Nevertheless thanks for sharing your experience so I can be a lititle more patient in the future. Dem… Read more »
Ahem…awwwwhummm.. well mi know him get the gallis behavior from the pupa.. but I wander where him get the “LIP” from…hmmmmmm? that one is a pickle… llllmmmaaaoooo..
When you figure it out meck mi know…heeheehheee…
Hello Obara, and all bloggers excellent post!!! I made that same comment about my son with the Yankee mentality. Since last Thursday evening he has nasty attitude with me because the car I gave him in excellent working conditions 2 yrs ago, was a brand new car I did buy originally with me being the only owner well maintained. Him drive all over the globe even to Canada border dropping off his friends at college, always driving somewhere running errands for all his friends and their mothers. Car finally break down on him from not listening to me for him… Read more »
lol@Caroline no, no red dust. Remember that even our children come to us as teachers. I have failed for many years to see what his function was. He usually makes me so upset by his “Yankee” attitude, this according to my parents, lol
Hi Obara Meji and ESP clan!
Lol@ pum pum…
Truly a challenging test when it comes from your own flesh and blood and especially where two strong personalities are concerned. He is lucky you are fully conscious of your power because any other mother would have cursed him not knowing the effect of her words. IFA says “patience is the father of all virtues” but it is not easy to be patient. If I had a facety son, can I throw red dust on him? Lol (serious question though).