Last week was one of my new blogger Lincoln’s birthday, and we celebrated with him here on the site. God added on another year to his life and prayed that many more years will be added also. I titled the post Happy Birthday Lincoln, the Scorpion, and I did that for a reason. Which was this very title above, as the word scorpion always reminds me of the story I am about to tell. There was a post I did sometime ago where I told the story of the Frog and the Scorpion I do not remember the post, but I will retell the story here. This post is not about Astrology or Scorpio’s, but about about people who are stuck in their ways, and have no change to change, how we should handle or deal with such persons.
The story of the Frog and the Scorpion, makes it easier for me to get to my point.
There once was a frog who worked at the river crossing people over to the other side. He would cross them on his back and they would pay him. Day in and day out this was his job, one he did to survive and take care of his family. One day Mrs. Scorpion asked to be taken across. Upon seeing her, the Frog (knowing her character), refused to take her across and told her “Oh no, Mrs. Scorpion, you cannot be trusted and I will not take you across the river, o matter how much money you offer”. Mrs. Scorpion, pleaded with Mr. Frog, telling him that she had her children on the other side to attend to, so he must have mercy upon her and cross her. All her pleading fell on deaf ears, the Frog refused, he knew that the Scorpion word meant nothing, and he thought once bitten twice shy, so he stood his ground and said no, absolutely not!
Mrs. Scorpion began to cry, she maintained that she would not harm him, she just needed to get to her children who needed her. Try as he might to harden his heart, the frog relented finally, but with a warning. “Ok, Mrs Scorpion, I will take you across the river”, he told her, “but, please do not sting me”. She promised and even swore that she would not. So Mr. Frog placed Mrs, Scorpion on his back and set out carrying her across the river. As he reached the other side and before she could get off his back, Mr,Frog, felt a painful sting in his back, he cried out in pain saying “Mrs. Scorpion, why did you sting me?” to which the Scorpion replied with no remorse, “It’s just in my nature”. (she cyaan help it).
The frog knew the nature of the scorpion, but allowed a soft heart to let him go against his feelings. There are people in life, you have to let go, and you must try to do it without guilt or remorse. There are some who will never change, no matter how much you want them to. Allowing them to disturb your life because you love them, is saying that you do not love yourself, and there comes a time when you have to put yourself and your feelings first, you must!
“It is just in my nature”, this is the character of some people with bad behavior, and when you see it, know it and it has affected you once or even twice, you may not survive it a third time. When someone shows you themselves, you must believe them. Jamaican people say “Soup nuh good ah mawning it cyaan good ah evening” Always remember this story. Some people are meant to be cut off and not even given the time of day, even some family. Take heed!
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.