Happy new year to one and all. I pray that this year 2017 will be a fulfilling year, and as a matter of fact this year is called the year of fulfillment. Last year was the rewarding year, and I pray that you all had the wisdom to see the rewards the universe gifted you. Because of limitations, (limitations of the mind) humans often have no idea when good things happen to them even if it comes through pain and sorrow. As a matter of fact, good things can only come through chaos or most often sadness or problems. If good things come without some type of pain, emotional or otherwise, be suspicious because either it will not last or death will come knocking very soon.
I know I have a lot of explaining to do, to the unsure or unawakened mostly, even to some who are awake, there are those who are still yet to throw the comforters off and get out of bed. As usual when wanting to convey a message I like to use a real life experience, often times my own, but today I will tell one of someone else. I perhaps have told this story before in another post, I am not sure but I will tell it anyway.
I once had a client, lets call her Paula. She was Jamaican and her boyfriend was an African man, let us call him J. When I met her, she was very sad with her life with him. She told me that she loved him with all her heart and that he had told her that she had to leave the apartment, as he did not want the relationship anymore. She told me of the good times they had and how he treated her, and I must say if what she described to me was true, she had every right to love J and to be sad that he wanted to end it. J, according to her tale, seemed like the kind of man God lost the formula to make anymore (dem deh man deh nah bawn again!). But for whatever reason (and he did not give her one) she had to move.
J was a gentle man, so he was not pushing her out right away, he was giving her time to leave, but leave she had to; she begged me to set the problem right. I did, but I told her that this was only for a time, as she was interfering with her destiny by holding on to J. For a while, he did not bring the subject of her moving again, and their relationship continued, from time to time she would visit me, but I would warn her that she should be making her way out. She of course wanted me to hold the man to her, but I refused. I was out-of-town when she called my house a while after things had cooled down, my eldest daughter answered.
I had told her that my children were talented spiritually, and so since I was not home, she asked my daughter to tell her some things. My daughter told her that she should “leave J alone (by this time he had began to tell her to leave again) because God had something great in store for her and by holding on to J, she was stopping her life’s progress according to her destiny.” She told her that her life would open up when she finally moved out of J’s house. Later, (I had not heard from her for a while) she told me herself, that the day my child told her this, she was angry and told herself that she would not call my house again. She was grieved because she had placed all her life, her emotions, her hope (he had promised to marry her, she had no green card), her love and life expectations on J.
But when next I heard from her, she told me the most wonderful story.
She had agonized over going out on her own, but J did not relent. She cried day and night, while begging J to change his mind, and although he seemed to pity her, he did not. One day she went walking to clear her mind, she was now falling into depression, she felt alone and afraid. J had always been there for a shoulder to cry on, love and protect her, now he had removed himself emotionally from her and soon physically they would be no more together. While on her walk, she saw an apartment building advertising apartments for rent. She stopped to enquire, and a Spanish gentleman (in his thirties) told her that his uncle was the super and it was he that she had to speak to. She got the apartment, but not long after she got involved with the Spanish man who she spoke to that day. They later married and brought her two daughters up from Jamaica and also she got her green card. She was happy and blissful at her new life. She had called me that day to tell me thanks and most especially my daughter. She told me that she was so angry at the little girl’s advice, she berated herself for calling the house, but the child’s word came to pass.
The story up top is a good example of your goodness coming through sorrow, pain, or chaos. Often times we cry and lament about things we believe are so bad that we cannot appreciate the good it brings. So 2016 was a rewarding year for many. For me, I was freed from a very toxic situation, and although my spirit told me, I ignored it. The reward came through pain, but it also made me extremely strong and changed my life so well, I have a renewed spirit and have been blessed spiritually even more.
Now this year will be the year of fulfillment. All those (who the Universe chooses) who have gone through much in life, those who thought all hope had gone will be satisfied this year. This year, we will understand life a lot more and things that used to worry us, or things that made us fearful will be relieved. The world is changing, and there are major shifts (energy shifts) happening which will affect us all. Some people are naturally negative, these people will struggle to accept certain things that will naturally imprint upon their psyche. This is not to say that they will change, but instead of being negative all the while, their perspective of life will take a turn for the better therefore elevating them somewhat. This is also the year where many people who have been hurt by others, the Universe will hand out repercussions for bad deeds done, it matters not how long ago. So anyone who has suffered at the hands of others, either in the past or even now, sentence by the universe will be meted out. If you are present in your lives you will see all these things, if your are not, sadly they will pass you by. This year, a group of terrible people banded against me, yet I survived. You will survive also, as long as you know that you are innocent and have not harmed anyone, nor do you have any intention of doing so. Think before you act. Leave all vengeance to the Universe, it never fails.
Although last year was the year of rewards, remember that not all rewards are good rewards, it is contingent upon a person’s character that determines the type of reward they will receive. My daughter asked me if all years have a purpose, or is it only certain years? All years do have a purpose but some more than others. There are some years that the energy that passes through the earth realm is a little bit more stronger and come with a deeper purpose than some. Last year 2016 runs cohesively into this year 2017, like a “part 1 and part 2.” This is the year where many people will look back and see all that they received that they did not appreciate (good or bad) and how it affected their lives and influenced their journey.
Embrace your Spirituality to the fullest. Try to be strong no matter what you may be going through, as long as you have life, you have hope. If there is a need to talk to someone about what maybe troubling you, find someone who you trust to talk to. It is never good to keep pain locked up. Release yourselves from things that you have convinced yourself are good to you. From the man that puts you down and shows no love or appreciation for you, or the woman (if you are a man). Go back to the school you have been wanting to go back to for how many years, but have not brought your self around to do it. Take a spiritual journey, renew your spirit. Take time to go into your self, put yourself first for once, for once. Remind your self that life is a school, and that your experiences are lessons. This year begin to chronicle your life, write down all your experiences, so know your travels (life journey) and see your mistakes and your achievements, there are times we take many things for granted, change this and you will see how much more you appreciate life.
This year, however, it is time to make a change, a spiritual connection to whatever your belief is, must be applied to your life, and from this you must teach your children. The earth will always be, there will be no judgement day, no day when Jesus will come up from the dead, no rapture, no 144 chosen, these things are myth. However, the world is shifting and we are becoming more awake, but we must prepare ourselves for what we are about to experience or how our life will change. This year, there will be many changes, remember to pray, meditate. Remember you can change your lives, by changing your thoughts. Tell your sub-conscious what you want. Know that your fear is what ails you and if the devil was to really exist, his or her name would be FEAR. Release fear, release worry, this only bars the way of your greatness. Do not ignore the beggar, he or she is our helper. Give if you can. Givers never lack. Never indulge in evil, never betray, try, please try. This is for the elevation of you and your soul group. Yes life is wonderful, but remember there is yet more beyond this world, and what you do here elevates them or demotes them according to how you fulfill your mission here. Be responsible.
Happy New Year to all of you who will read this post, may all you way be opened, and may you continue to embrace your spirituality.
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.