The point within the circle is ancient wisdom, it explains the beginning of life and all existence, it is the universe and all that it entails. The circle represents the Sun and more. It also represents cycles, time and spiritual completion. The point is the essence of God. Understand this as you will..
“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil”, so says the Christian Psalms. Comforting words to true and sound believers, Christians, I get it. There were days when I chanted this Psalms and more, when the wicked even mine enemies came upon me to eat up my flesh and war rose against me, I too shouted in prayer (Psalms 27) that I was confident! There were days when these words worked for me, I have not forgotten, I have not.
Although I have left Christianity, I have not forgotten the psalms, incantations, poetry, words when uttered soundly and with belief, can be very effective.
Words are friends to me, they alleyways have been, this is why I love to read and this is why I write. They are a source of comfort when put together well and so I rely upon them to assist me while I journey on through.
This year have been a challenging year for me so far. Ever since I have been blogging and being in Africa (blogging from Africa), I have been able to communicate via my blog with internet connections, but this year have been a challenge, and I have been wondering why. I thought perhaps I needed to not write for a while and perhaps this is what the universe was trying to tell me, but I have since thrown that thought away. Remember my teachings are that there are no coincidences, everything happens for reason. As a spiritualist, I will go through experiences (god or bad), if only just to teach or enlighten from them. I chose this life, but at times it is very tough. Times like now.
The new year have brought in it for me, the way to let go of some burdens I have been carrying. Perhaps good is coming, after all this year 2016 is called the “rewarding year” read here, but there must be chaos before good can enter, remember this my people!
I guess I have been weighed and hampered down with baggage’s. Baggage I have been carrying around for years. The burden was so much and I have been lugging them around for so long, they felt as if I had nothing on me at all. I had no Idea, that the wicked baby father still sat on my shoulders, my horrible sisters still were chewing on my ears, my beloved mother lack of love for me still haunted my mind. I had no idea that I was burdened down with the lack of care from my Father and still shocked from the amount of Obeah thrown at me by people, even my own God Mother right here in Africa.
Even though I have written about them, shared my experiences with them with you all, I thought I had released them, until I was faced with a new set of wickedness, from a new set of people, and all of a sudden everything became clear and visible. The new burden highlighted the old ones, they had gone no where, I know I must throw the old ones off, for fear of brain overload!
Vicious people came at me this year, and it has just began. They hissed and sneered, they roared and growled, yes they are humans beings, or are supposed to be. They were close to me, we ate and drank from the same pot, I embraced them, they embraced me……. I saw them, but I did not want to. I lied to myself about them, because I loved them, how could they? I thought they were for me as I was for them, how could they? How could they?
“The arms, of flesh shall fail you, you dare not trust your own”, the Christian and their quotes again, but so very true, It is a quote for heavens sake, I can agree, and I most certainly do.
While all this was happening to me this year, I was brought back to a time, when I thought I had no one, when all who against me were like a gang on top of me, and I felt alone. I could not comprehend the mentality of fighting someone who was not fighting you.
It took me years to realize that this is life, it goes in phases. Yet, even though I write on it, teach about it, have experienced it, it is still a “Wow” moment for me, reliving disappointments or betrayal. My last post was on the vicious woman, and I told a story there, but there was more I needed to say, yet I said it all.
There is one thing in life I do know for sure, and that is, if you are innocent in any situation, and there are people fighting you, people who have stolen from you, those who have betrayed you, those who bare false witness against you, those who hurt you or aim to. Those, who because of jealousy, wish to see you suffer, shamed, disgraced or even die, from once you can be certain that you are innocent of harming them or anyone, then your defense from the Universe or what humans call God is sure. Just keep praying, be silent in your suffering, lament only to what you believe in and that is your God, and its hosts, you will have victory. Hold prayer steadfast, and be ritualistic with it!
Life is indeed a wheel, a cycle, and often times, things that we experience before, (in the past or in past lives) while journeying here (on on this life, incarnation), we may experience it again. Many have risen up against me Obara Meji at this time in my life, and have rewarded me evil for my goodness, here on the soil of my ancestors. I ask that you all keep me and my children in your prayers, as I fight this battle which has presented itself before me, but already I have declared victory!
God above men and all things!
I Love You All
Ọlọrun kì í ṣe nǹkan kó má fi àyè ọpẹ́ sí i; tó bá pá baba lórí, a sì fi irùngbọ̀n rọ́po. /
God never does a thing, without providing reasons for gratitude; if He lets a man go bald, He’ll give the beard in replacement………Yoruba Proverb!
[There will always be reasons to be grateful]
Ẹyẹ tó bà lórí igi tí ò ké, ẹ̀yìn ọ̀rọ̀ ló ńrò. /
A bird that perched on a tree and made no sound, was merely concerned about the consequence……Yoruba Proverb!
[Don’t judge a book by its cover; don’t mistake silence for stupidity]
All religion are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…. Obara Meji!
There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned!….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.