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