There is a scripture in the bible which talks about Martha, the sister to Lazarus, finding Jesus in the town he had gone to. She was crying and urging him to come back because her brother Lazarus had died and was buried. She told Jesus she knew if he was there, Lazarus would not have died. She implored him to come with her right away so that he could bring Lazarus back alive. In this very scripture, John 11 verse 35, it says “Jesus wept.”
When I practiced Christianity, this particular short verse of the bible had a very strong impact on me. The fact that Jesus, whom I had loved so much (when I was Christian), wept was too much for me to handle. As I grew, still mentally and psychologically steeped into Christianity, I began to understand why he wept.
The bible says the sisters Mary and Martha weeped, including tthe Jews that were there, all mourning the death of Lazarus. It was in seeing this that Jesus wept. Yet the deeper meaning as to why he wept, the bible did not explain. But there was no way such an enlightened being (according to the bible) would weep for just knowing that Lazarus had died, when he, himself, had taught that there was no death, only that the spirit transcended. Therefore, I gather that he wept because the message of enlightenment which he came to the world to convey, had not been heard.
The life of a spiritualist (a practical one and those who are born sensors not even realising that they are) is not easy. Let me first begin with the sensor. A sensor is my term for a person or persons who are gifted with Extra Sensory Perception, meaning that people who are sensors have the ability to spiritually and physically know what is happening within their environment or in their presence. For example, a sensor may walk into a busy town and may begin to feel frightened and afraid, or annoyed and irritated, or maybe their hair stands on end and goose pimple rises on their skin, whatever the feeling is, something indicates to them that they should leave.
Now let’s say they leave, by the time they get back to their own town or even as they leave, there might have been a disaster in the town where they had felt that strong urge to leave.
In Jamaica, we used to have people called “warners.” A Warner also is a sensor but this is how a warner works. A warner may be home cooking, and all of a sudden something comes over him/her to go to a particular area or neighbourhood and warn about a coming disaster. This particular set of people not only warn but they travel where ever they are told to go spiritually, and no matter what they’re doing (as in their everyday life) they must get up, almost mechanical and go and shout the message given to them. Please note that in other countries where these things are not understood, most of these people are seen as mental patients.
Another example of a sensor are people who cannot go into or work in any kind of hospital or hospital setting. The minute they step into a hospital to visit or to work, by the time they leave, they become ill. Either they are aching in the joints, throwing up, feeling low or depressed, they feel weak, or any other ailments which may last from 1 day to a month (if they did not know how to remove it). They will stay like this for a while until they are spiritually released by who ever guides them. They are not only affected by hospitals settings, but anywhere where there are groups or crowd of people, the supermarket, laundry mats, trains, busses, schools etc. The energy release from all all they are around are soaked up by them, some of them being “sponges” who will feel the pain of those in pain, some will even have anxiety attacks or panic attacks due to what they are spiritually picking up. Please note also that after the sensor who had no idea of his or her gift, realises that What they are experiencing is indeed a gift, from the minute the realisation comes, not long after, they are able to handle these feelings better as they journey through life bearing the burdens of others.
Sensors are people who are extremely compassionate. Empaths. People who find themselves crying even while watching a movie, they are in tune to the consciousness of others. They are plugged in to the reality of everyone around them or who ever comes into their space. Often times, this feeling can cause obesity especially in young sensors growing up. Why? Because everything is energy and when young sensors soak up certain types of energy, it leaves the physical body wanting to replenish, and this is done through eating at odd hours. When the sensor eventually becomes aware of who they are, then they are able to manage their body’s reaction to the energy or the source that passes through them.
Recently, a young lady told me of a dream she had. But before this dream, she had an experience. She sat in a beauty salon, waiting to have her hair done. One of the hair dressers, while attending to a client began to narrate her story of her life with her husband and family and how she suffered with constantly feeling alone and forgotten. This is not unusual where women share their life stories. Some happy, some sad. She said the story that the hair dresser recounted touched her heart and she remembered saying to herself as she left the shop that she wished she could help to “fix all of these things. She wished God gave her that power.”
It was to be 3 days afterwards that she had this very important dream of which she told me, and it led me to write this post. She “dreamt” that she was in a house where there was snow on the floor, both inside and outside. She turned to see her brother peeing inside of the house. She quarreled and asked why would he pee inside of the house? He responded that he couldn’t make it to the bathroom. He left her where she stood and went outside. The young lady followed, only to see that the hairdresser was sitting next to her brother, smiling and giggling. She sat next to the hairdresser, watching her exchange with her brother. The hairdresser then surprised her when she said “I think I will marry your brother.” Suddenly, three other girls approached and her brother gladly introduced the hair dresser to the women, but they all ignored the young lady who was also present. She was hurt at being ignored and immediately got up to leave, but the hairdresser grabbed her by the arm to pull her back, but she pulled her arm free of the woman’s grip and walked away.
The dream that the young lady had is directly linked to the experience she had in the beauty salon upon hearing the woes of the hairdresser. There are many of us who are so compassionate that it can be to our detriment unbeknownst to us. The dream began with the young lady seeing her brother urinate inside of the house, for all who never knew “urination” or “piss” is something that can remove any negativity (however it has to be done in a certain way at a certain time and for so many days, etc.)
The urination that she saw in the dream was the indication that whatever ‘bad’ that she went into the world of dreams and visions to pick up, she would not leave with it (I will explain later what I mean by she went into the world of visions and dreams). The snow that she saw inside and out, was indicative of the deity to whom she serves (She’s an initiate of Osun), and also it indicates the cooling of a hot and negative situation that she had spiritually entered into. In the dream, she saw the hair dresser making reference to her brother as in her wish to marry him. The brother is directly linked to the sister who is having the dream, therefore the spiritual meaning of this is the hairdresser wanting to swap her life. The brother in the dream represents the dreamers Ori (her head/inner consciousness) and the reason I know this is because of the urination he did, and as I said before this removed any negative from the dreamer which could have affected her upon her waking state. I will soon explain.
In the dream, the brother introduced the hairdresser to some women who came to him, this was a “turn down” to her wanting to marry him. As they chatted together, the dreamer felt left out, ignored, forgotten. If you remember, in the hairdresser’s tale, this was apart of her distress. So the dreamer as an empath or sensor, felt what the hairdresser was feeling within that moment and within the world she was in in the dream. She rose to leave, but the hairdresser grabbed her arm, an indication for her to come back, to stay, the grabbing of her arm and her asking the dreamer to stay was good. Although the dreamer eventually still left. But this was good because, had she not done this, the dreamer would have swapped their feelings, in other words, the dreamer would have helped shoulder the hairdresser’s burden and what she felt in the physical world of being forgotten and alone.
So once the dreamer woke and continued her journey along life’s way, she would have begun to see and feel life just as the hairdresser did. In other words, she would have walked in her shoes.
Remember how she reacted after hearing the woman’s distress? She left the shop and thought how she wished she had the power to “fix” these things. Her subconscious mind held onto the story and the feeling that she felt from the woman’s narrative of her life. The subconscious cannot hold on to too much for too long. It has to empty out like a waste bin in some way or the other. It was her subconscious who allowed her to enter the world of dreams and visions with her spirit wanting to shoulder some of the woman’s burden that she carried in the physical world. However, her Ori (her head/divinity/destiny) would not allow it and also entered this same world in the form of her brother to assist her.
People, I write this post in order to share with you that you must practice detachment. Especially if you know that you are spiritually gifted or what I call “sensors.” Now, detachment does not mean you cannot feel or empathize or become compassionate to others who are hurting, it just means that when ever you hear their story or see their plight, you must take it knowing that this is apart of their journey of their destiny, of their self evolving into becoming who they are supposed to be. The moment you begin to hear a sad story, and you feel for them, begin to pray in your mind, envision their story, see what they’re going through and as their tale tugs at your heart, release a prayer silently for them to find solution to whatever is ailing them. In doing so, you are sending a message to your subconscious that you want to assist them, BUT with the assistance of the Universe. This enables you to be free of their life’s pain, but at the same time help through your prayers and petitions.
When you leave from them, you will now pray for your own self that whatever is attached to the story itself or for what the person is going through, that it may never attach itself to you, your life’s journey, or for anyone pertaining to you.
Be loving, be kind, be caring. But practice detachment.
Bí ẹ̀mí bá wà, ìrètí ńbẹ. /
As long as there is life, there is hope. Yoruba Proverb!
[The best is yet to come; keep keeping on.]
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.