November 9, 2016 Obara Meji 31Comment

I want to thank all who responded to KG in the post below. One or two are just enough to encourage. We are our brothers keeper, and must jump into action to save and assist our fellow man. When I was going through my awakening, it was jarring to say the least. I felt as if my enemy (I mean me here, but words, sound, power, I have thrown the negative sentence on the enemy, you must do the same) was losing her mind. It first began at age five (my awakening did), where I would be playing in the back yard in Jamaica and stones would be thrown at me, from behind a tree, but no one was there. I never told my parents but I was a very scared child, much like the kid in the movie the sixth sense. Cats would crawl up from under our cellar and would sit at my feet, watching me while I slept in my darken room, with only the moon and its light for company. Something would stir me awake and I would hear a soft purr or a low growl and see eyes reflecting off the moon shine which looked like diamonds attracted to a face with white whiskers…..oonuh can imagine de pee pee whey come straight ah mi foot, but choo mi fraid ah beating, it tun back up. It would be years later that I would realize what was happening to me then, what had made such a fraidy fraidy child, what had me sleeping in-between my parents at night, too terrified to sleep alone. It was years after a dreadful awakening and eventually becoming Obara Meji, that I found out that the pathway to beauty, wisdom, knowledge and excellence is a rough, rocky and daunting one.

I abhor Christianity, the religion and what it stands for (control, dominance, etc) but I must admit it does have certain wisdom within its doctrine. There is a part which says “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” psalm 30:5. This is true. Whoever wrote this poem did well to include this sentence, because it is the absolute truth.

One of my God children text me this week, a very brilliant  young lady, who has accomplished a lot for her age, and she was very upset because she was not getting through with something she thought she needed earnestly. Noticed I used the word thought. I am her God mother, and it was correct of her to vent to me. The problem is, I do not see life as many do, so while a person may be distraught about something, they believe is important, I see it as a simple or trivial. The good thing about me is that I have the intelligence to articulate certain explanations well, so that they can  understand that what they see as a problem is really not and why it is so. I explained to the young lady, who was at her wit’s end at tying to purchase something, but kept getting road blocks that perhaps something was trying to save her from making a horrible mistake, one that would cost her more than she spent or one which would bring unhappiness. I encouraged her to calm down and trust, just release. Release herself to all that is to come and to all that belongs to her.

There are times we worry about things, which needs no worry at all, if only we stop, relax and think for a moment. I have been there so I know, that if the light man is coming to cut the light and there is no money, the feeling, as a parent or person who have no way to turn is horrible. What do we do? However it works out, just know that it will. It will. There are times when you have to throw your hands up in the air and mutter, whatever is divinely ordered, may it be so.

This is you telling your subconscious to deal with it, and if you truly release, let go and trust, it will. Doubt, worry and fear are our enemies, we must release them, we must.

Ups and downs are apart of life’s natural order, this world is chaotic. We cannot be happy all the time, anyone who does not have problems will die soon. If you compare your life to another, you might see the hand of God in yours. Let us realize life is not that bad, as a matter of fact life sweet, it sweet man, it sweet.

To all who are at a very low point in their lives right now, please release. There are many ways to overcome, find them. Do not throw life away, try to come back to your self, try!   My story is long and my experiences many. Suicide has entered my mind before (once). It was a flicker of thought in a moment of despair, but I batted it away. It was not an option, I had my children to consider, and even if I had not, I thought it was the cowards way out, and I always was proud of my self for not being a coward, those days were long behind me.

Everyday I look at life here on this earth realm, and the sweetness of it, every morning when the birds chirp on my window frame singing sweet songs of melody pure and true (Bob ah you dis) or I see the sun rise and set in the evening, every time I get ignorant and cuss two or three claat (Jamaican bad wud, which I love, I find them so expressive) which if mi dead, mi nuh tink mi can cuss dem suh again, every time mi eat stew peas and rice, or suck pon a freezing cold d&g kola champagne Backle non stop till ei done, and sigh ahhhh, as brain freeze ketch mi, mi realize how life sweet.

Life sweet for me, here are some reasons,

MY CHILDREN

BEING JAMAICAN (although the gully queens dem of nowadays mek mi waan denounce mi nation)

REGGAE MUSIC…..(aldoe Vybz Kartel, nearly mek mi change mi mind, him lyrics dem hard doe, marrow fly whey like visa?? Lol)

FRY DUMPLIN……I LOVE IT SO MUCH, FOR A WHILE MY NICK NAME WAS DUMPLIN

JAMAICAN MAN, (Now a days mi nuh so sure, and ah de nuh suh sure part, got me involved wid de teefing Nigerian), but dem have up de vibes, not Vybz

STONE LOVE DANCE…….OONUH LOW MI, YES I AM A DANCE FAN, BUT BECAUSE MI AH MADDA, IT NUH LOOK GOOD FI NUH BODDY KETCH MI INNA DANCE AH TIP AN BUBBLE UP, SO I HAVE REDUCED IT TO STONE LOVE CD’S IN MY JEEP…..ALSO DJ KENNY

NETFLIX,

IFA TRADITION

GOOD OLE JAMAICAN BAD WUD, I LOVE THEM SO MUCH, YES MAN, ALL AH DE CLAAT DEM

A COLD WINTERS  NIGHT WRAPPED UP UNDER MI THICK COMFORTER WID MI REMOTE INNA MI HAN

SNL

GOLDEN GIRLS

FRASER

GAMES OF THRONES,PENNY DREADFUL

HARRY POTTER

BOOK, BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS

SA NETER TV

YORUBA PROVERBS

Life sweet yah man, if I don’t stop now, I will keep writing forever.

PLEASE SHARE what sweet about life for you.

 

Tí ẹ̀dá bá mọ iṣẹ́ àṣelà ni, ìwọ̀nba ni làálàá máa mọ. /
If man knows his destined path to success for sure, he will hustle less……Yoruba Proverbs.
[Man proposes, God disposes]

 

 

 

Please come today and share your testimonies of how life sweet, the enjoyment of life amid sorrow and woe, let us encourage KG and others who have lost their will for this earth plane. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.

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Lincoln
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LIFE SWEET – Mi get fi see another year!!!! A mi birth strong!!!

sue
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Good post.
Life is indeed sweet. Ive come to the realization, just a memory, a slight thought of happiness or a good moment melts away any negative feeling or mood. You can be arguing non stop and the slightest thing makes you angry but a sweet word changes everything.
Not everyone may have the willpower to overcome or fight but this is why support is crucial. When you’ve become beaten and drained they step in front to give you time to rest and regain your strength.

Kryscon
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Kryscon

how do you pick the phone?

Kryscon
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Kryscon

Hi Obara,
I hate my job everytime I come to work I hate it. I hate the building people and the paint. I literally feel like just running down the street to freedom. Its weird i feel uneasy and strange. can you help me?

MTH
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Greetings everyone. Special request to you Teach. Teach from the bottom of my heart a big thank you for this post. Things have been really hectic for me lately. I have 4 research papers, plus I am not working so I was in a kinda shitty mode. My big daughter has a lot on her plate helping to raise my smaller daughter and I agreed to assist her with one of her big assignment.

I have applied at this organization since late last year and I have not had any luck with them. I sense the HR guy was doing everything to block me. That was my first feeling when I called to follow up if he had gotten my email. I had forgotten to amend my resume so it shows a lot of HR experience. Last Wednesday he emailed again to say that they were sorry they couldnt employ me. There was a lot of email between us and I showed him up and when he saw how I backed him in a corner he became angry. I knew I won the battle but lost the war since I know he will never employ me. Later that night I checked my email and saw that a guy I worked for gave my email address to someone who wants me to work for them this weekend. The point of this is that while I saw despair, anxiety etc. the universe showed up and helped me to get this weekend job (albeit it is only for this weekend).

Life sweet because no matter how bad/hard is there is something to make you smile. Life sweet because I have scotch bonnet peppers (mi love a peppa yu si). Life is good because I love to cook and can cook. Life is good because I have a very loud, weird laugh that makes everyone laugh once I start laughing. Life is good because I know how to have fun. Life is good because I am having fun with my natural hair and mi still cute. Life is good because I have two amazing daughters. Life is good because I have had some mind blowing sex (Prosperity, I had to go there). Life is good because I am a can dress nuh puss foot. Life is sweet because I am at peace with nature. Life is sweet because I take chances, sometimes I win, sometimes I lose but no matter what I learn.

Aisha
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Aisha

What a lovely and timely post. I woke up this morning feeling down because of the election results. This is a great time to focus on the positives. Life is sweet because:
My family, especially my mother.
My health.
Getting wiser.
Where I live is beautiful and safe with mild weather year round.
I am near the ocean and get to go often.
I found a wonderful spiritual group here.
Youtube where I can watch Oliver videos.
Music from all over the world.
Finding Obara and the Embracing Spirituality family.
Learning about Ifa.
My beautiful ancestors who have been through so much.
Thinking about the family I will have one day.

Thank you for this post, I start to feel better already.

Kevin
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Kevin

Your words bring a smile to my face. I myself have thought about it a lot. But I think about a lot of things I would never ever consider doing. In some ways I almost feel as though in order to fully exercise my mind I need to think of many situations and possibilities both positive and negative. Just my two cents.

KTB
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Life sweet isi-
curry chicken dumplings yam n banana
grapenut and pistachio almond ice cream
reading a book
nice cool ocean breeze and the sun rising or setting
peace the peace that comes over me at times
trials and tribulations..my life’s teachers
toe curling back sweating leg weakening sex with the man i love (tehehe)
beautiful fall leaves changing color
my chunes (music lol)
my people (cah wi lively and full vibes)
simple things sweet…simple and sweet..life sweet isi

IBQueen
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Life’s Sweetness
1. Laughter (something about bussing some big dutti laugh is refreshing)
2. Opportunity/Networking (when mi linky dem buss mi pon a extra “neva plan fa money”
3. Awesome Neighbours (I can truly say that I have a very nice set a ppl live sida mi)
4. A Full Tank a Gas (I get a thrill from it, it may seem silly but its as if my car says thank you,,,an is not all di time it can full up)
5. Deb’s Ice Cream (access to vegan ice cream nuh suh common on dis island suh when I spot it in the supermarket fridge it brings me great joy)
6. Peanut cake, ital, gizzada etc weh sell inna traffic…when hungry a lick u an u can get sumtin fi snack pon….mi nuh si dat when mi guh farin at all)
7. Early morning sun ( people muss tink mi mad mi jus slow down inna traffic an suck it all in…it really feels good)
8. Rain (I walk in di rain as aften as I can)
9. Internet Access (di internet has made life better)
10. Music (when it hits….I feel no pain. Im sure it annoys many when I buck any an everything but I use music to heal my soul)

lady of the Nile
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lady of the Nile

LIFE IS SWEET!!!!… and what a privilege we have to participate in it, to learn and grow and experience the highs and the lows…it all is a mixing bowl, and when wholly combined, it is all SWEET…just like baking a fruit cake with all the different fruits, by itself we may not get the zest but when combined with the flour and spices and sugar and all the other ingredients, BOOM! we want more. Such is life, if we truly seek knowledge and with it the understanding we will be able to endure, through the difficult times and be thankful for it because it always brings us to the very good times and then we want more and we seek more because it is so SWEET! (the struggles are what makes everything worthwhile, though its never )

As the christian bible states: When we are chastened, it seems to us at the time something to make us sad, not glad. Later, however, those who have been disciplined by such chastening reap the peaceful reward of a righteous life.

we are being pruned and purified like gold, to inherit our kingship and Queen-ship in the Superior realm.

Obara you stay SWEET, and fellow bloggers let the sweetness of this life overtake you always.

” we ought always to pray and not give up.”

Blessings…

Lincoln
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Life sweet- here is my list-
1-Stew Peas- save my life, i will share my story one day
2-The girls in my life, daughter, mother, wife and sister, can’t stop love them
3- my 3 best friends over 30+ yrs and we still together nothing but love- friendship is hard to find in this world trust me pon dat
4-music, love my reggae music bad
5- love my Jamaica culture bad no matter what- especially when we competing in track!!!
6-love Nature, Always been a nature freak, love planting my flowers,trees and looking at the splendor of it all-
7-love animals especially aquatic, i am never without a fish tank or 2 at home- I truly love nature
8-SCIFI, HORROR movie freak, you name it i have watched it!!!

when I am down I draw on something on this list and I am settled

Carpediem
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Carpediem

Obara, your words are exactly what I have been thinking. Blessings, my teacher!

Carpediem
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Carpediem

AMEN, Obara. God wanted to teach his supporters a lesson and they will definitely learn the hard way. What a con and they fell for it.

Carpediem
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Carpediem

Dear Obara, thank you for this great post today. Especially after the US election.
You are correct that life is sweet especially when we have life, food, shelter. No matter what we are going through in life, it happens for a reason and it’s for the better most of the time. As you said weeping may happen but joy comes in the morning. I can attest to that. Waking up each day is one of the sweetest thing for me.

KG try and keep the faith, your suffering is not in vain.

Prosperity
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Oh yes Obara life is indeed sweet. As I sit in my humble flat (what we call apartments in London) I can see the change that the seasons bring. The leaves with their orange tinge have fallen from the tress. The air is crisp and gold and my car is not working so mi fraid fi guh outta door, cause the cold a kick like Vandam. I can see the changes, I can feel the changes, I can smell the changes and if I wanted to I can go out for a walk. I thank GOD for my senses, the use of my limbs and for being in my “right” mind. Some say I’m mad, but you dun know likkle madness affi gwan. LIFE IS SWEET.

My beautiful son who loves me unconditionally. He’s an amazing soul and I feel priveleged that he chose me to manifest on this earth plain. LIFE IS SWEET.

God has blessed my womb once more. Yes another being has chosen me to manifest here on earth and I can’t wait for us to learn together. The father and I have a rocky relationship to say the least, but a piece a good sex mek I breed (dwl, sorry to lower the tone). LIFE AND GOOD SEX IS SWEET .

Laughing is such good medicine for the blues.

Watching Oliver at Large on YouTube.

Getting my hair done.

Doing my makeup and all dolled up to go out.

Eating a massive plate of a home cooked meal.

Gaining knowledge through academics and other platforms.

Being part of the ES family, Obara and the bloggers non-judgemental welcoming spirits.

Natalie
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Natalie

Good morning, great post. Sometimes we are so busy we forget to stop and smell the roses. My inspiration comes from the little moments – giggle or smile from my daughter, a compliment from my spouse or simply meeting my girlfriends for lunch or coffee. I love reading this is when everything stop around me.

Recently I lost my dad. The pain is still there but I know he is in a better place. I now make time for the people I care about and who has my interest at heart. These things makes life worth living; good ole Jamaican laughter while sipping Red Stripe beer, playing music and enjoying yourself and feeling irie!

KG this too shall pass. Your joy and happiness is around the corner. Just trust and believe! Please read ES post on HOPE
you will find your inspiration there!

Have a great day all!

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