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EXPECTATIONS – DISAPPOINTMENTS CAN CLEAR THE WAY

Some years ago I had been observing some wasps at my bedroom window. There were lots of windows in my room and I did not use curtains, so I loved to sit by my bed at the windows and stare out into the nothingness of my environment, quiet and scenic. But these wasps that came, to a person like me, a spiritualist, was not a good sign.

I expected problems. Nature speaks to us always. If you pay attention, you will know and understand, then appreciate. I would sit and watch the wasps in my window hovering as if they were trying to find a way out, but they weren’t.

I had a net which kept them from coming into my room, but how I knew that this was indeed a spiritual message was that on several occasions I had forgotten that they were there and opened the net while the wasps hovered. But even with the net accidentally opened, they never flew into my room – nor did they ever fly out of the opened window. They simply hovered there for days.

Strange isn’t it?

Enemies are always abound, this we cannot escape. New ones pop up all the time and for reasons unknown to us. I myself have many, some whom I have never even met, but yet still I am important to them somehow.

I abhor problems, depression, sorrow, pain, distress, quarrel/rows. I love laughter and peace. I love joy, jokes, good times and fun. But life has to have encumbrances, chaos has to be. Darkness produces light so we must expect the bad with the good, (there is no bad nor good, life is just life, ponder on this for a moment). The lunatic has the best life, he has no worry, he has no care, he is in our world, but his mind is away from it. Beautiful.

I sat this morning speaking to my daughter about expectations. I forget exactly what I said to her, but I remember as I said the words, I thought I should make a post about this. There are certain series of events everyone goes through, some more wilder than the other, and although we would rather have all the sweetness that life can give, we must understand that this is life and face them. I myself had a reaction to something negative the other day, and when I calmed down just a bit, I realized that my reaction was due to how I expected the person who I reacted to behave. Had I not reminded myself of my own teachings at the time my reaction would have been different. This only goes to show that no one is a complete master of himself. We are all still a work in progress.

After doing the post When Bad Spirits Come Calling, someone emailed me that they too had some very strong negative energy in their space. They found themselves distressed and while in that mood, they thought about my post and wondered where did this bad spirit come from? How did it enter? They said they had done all I instructed in some of my other posts to remove the negative energy they felt and they had found some relief, but what bothered them was where this spirit had come from and why. They said they had seen the signs, much like the wasps I explained. They too had warnings that something was amiss and had spent their time worrying what was to come and from where.

When chaos comes one has to calm down in order to see what is really happening, all was about to be well for this lady who wrote to me (she told me what came later), but fire had come first – not as destruction, but as cleansing.

We must know that not all disappointments are bad. Sometimes it takes things like a sudden flat tire or the fan belt bursting when you are far away from home and having to sleep into a roach motel for the night for your goodness to come. When some children are rejected by family and society, they strive to do their best in life. The Universe uses some very unusual ways to assist us here or to help us find our path and purpose. Going to an adventure park and riding on those hell rides makes you scream and think “I will never do this again” but as you get off, you want to experience that thrill again. The bumpy ride is the start of a new beginning. Always remember this.

The Universe and its wisdom, we mere humans may never understand it. We may not realize that apart of it’s wisdom was to create that big family quarrel to stave off an even greater disappointment such as death. Death itself is an energy, and when it is sent by means of Obeah, it can be turned back in the most unusual ways.

Years ago when I was under spiritual attack from a woman (read here) I would be visited in the middle of the nights by the spirits she sent to harm my enemy. At that time I was young spiritually and I was being taught how to defend myself by non-physical beings. When the spirits came, I would be led to do some very wild things, but one of the things taught to me was a great way to defend myself. I would find all sorts of glass bottles, run to my veranda, and crash them into the streets. For that reason, I made sure to have bottles around me all the time. We do this a lot in Zion Revival. To a regular person, this may seem like madness. This woman (me) just ah bruk backle fi nutten? But everything is symbolism. With those broken bottles I was declaring war. I was spiritually defending myself against what was sent to me. Still don’t get it? Well observe it this way:

A bad and destructive energy comes in non-physical form to harm you. It hovers above you or your household, waiting for the opportunity to create a situation that will unleash deadly consequences. You are no ordinary person (you are awake, or spiritual, or yuh read mi blog) but you have no idea that this dark force has been sent to you, but still you begin to feel strange and have been watching the signs such as the wasps in your window, or the car giving sudden unexplainable problems.

Perhaps your left eye has been jumping or you feel some static in the air. On a particular night, the darkness which has been waiting to do its dirt, begins to put its plan in motion. You are guided by your own spirits to say something to a family member about your suspicions, but this now elicits a quarrel (this was not your intention, but your spirit knows what is happening or is about to happen). A big family quarrel now happens and everyone’s feelings gets hurt, some people begin to cry, probably a small push and shove action but guess what? The dark force that came to do its work cannot proceed now because you have created or conjured another dark force (the argument and fighting) and now this energy is confused because its agenda has just been foiled by you.

Will it give up? No, but what will you do later after you realize that the quarrel came out of nowhere and this was odd? You will now seek spiritual consultation on what the hell happened and this is where the culprit will be realized and gotten rid of before he could do his harm. In other words, your own spirit guides allowed this horrible row to happen in order for you to know that something else is happening. The point of the strange quarrel was to send you searching for answers. Also know that if a storm passes through and you survive, you can sit back relax and look for the goodness, look for the coming of a new phase of your life, a new chapter from your book of destiny.

In this life we must not place certain expectations upon things we whole heartedly have our faith and trust in. Life changes all the time, so keep an open mind for that. The only thing constant is change, but if we open our minds and watch life with some wisdom attached, we may be able to survive things that come at us. The wasps came to warn me about trouble. They hovered at my window and did not come in to bother me, yet when trouble came, I forgot about them, and de markit ooman Obara lift up har frock. While I saw them, I knew that something was brewing. I do not know if the post is appropriately titled, but I was led to give you all this lesson today.

God Speed to you all.

Thank you to those who remembered my birthday. It was only a few of you, but it meant so much.

Obara Meji

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
― Alexander Pope

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”
― Donald Miller

“You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No.”
― Alison McGheeAll Rivers Flow To The Sea

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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.

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Hailings Obara and ES

Lucinda
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Lucinda

Obara your words of wisdom is power. Thanks once again…love you
Love and light

lila
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lila

More wisdom, More blessings Obara. Happy belated birthday mam! Been a peeper but your words bless me all the time. just have to comment today. Thank you for always.

Carpediem
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Carpediem

Happy Belated Birthday Obara!! Blessings!

Toy
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happy belated birthday Obara! I don’t know the day I just know it is April. You always put the rights post at the right time. Much love to you Obara

Natalie
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Natalie

Hi Ms. Obara,

Belated blessings on your Earthstrong.

There’s so much happening around us sometimes its best we sit back and ride out our storm. Nothing comes to me easily. It is always a struggle and when the fog clears the blessings flow.

I am learning to be patient and exercise more care especially towards myself and immediate family.

You are awesome!!!! Nuff love

Stay blessed

sue
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sue

Teach for some strange reason I think your connected to me. I don’t know how you do it…. You always reminding us of this lesson.

I remember an incident where someone was once successful but fell and ever since then no matter how many disappointments the person face the lessons are never learnt. Its like the person keeps repeating the disappointments over and over again. Each disappointments become worse and worse…. I dont know what ever happened to that person. Sometimes i wonder if they’re stuck in a lunatic realm.

Intellectual Bhutu
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Intellectual Bhutu

Who knew the words “NEW POST” could bring such joy?!

As soon as I glimpsed the word “Expectations” mi seh dis cya read pon phone, mek mi draw fi mi laptop.
Yuh coulda dis start di post wid Dear IBQueen….it was yesideh mi a whole a meds an mi start talk to mi ancestors an mi guides – hear mi “I need to learn how to let go and stop trying to control everything”. If mi neva know disappointment before, mi know it now. However, I am learning to find rest in the eye of the storm. A suh mi deh bawl, mi deh try be strong….I’ve been so confused recently (I completed a form yesterday and wrote information from about three years ago – I was so frightened – and I’ve been feeling chills whola yesideh and todeh every minute mi deh tremble like mi bout mi get inna spirit. Mi a easy still because one thing I am sure of is that it always works out to my greater good.

Thank you for this post!

Suh Obara tru mi falla fashin guh si mi deh bruk bakkle inna di ppl dem gated community?! lol!

SA-FO
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SA-FO

Obara!!! Greetings. You share quite a bit with us (a whole lot actually). I’m grateful because it’s not easy, especially because you and the keyboard love keep up malice-you win every time though :p.

Just know, even without the audience you deserve, you reach a lot of people-especially me. You’ve been lead to share this today for a reason! I needed it and I’m sure those come will too.

Funny you mentioned the breaking of the bottles. When I used to break plates or anything like that, my mother would sigh with relief and say something like “contention just cleared.”

Bwoy I tell you some funny things happening right now with the little thing I shared with you from the new year started. Mi nuh know mi nuh know. Have to just make certain things play out. You gifted sah.

Sharon
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Sharon

Great post, I think it is well titled!

Last summer I went through a phase where wasps took set on me. A wasp stung me every day for eleven days straight. A couple times I received two. I tried to make sense of what was going on. I definitely sensed it was some sort of warning, or war and researched the meaning of wasps both online and in books. Interestingly much of what I discovered referred to the wasps as feminine energy. It wasn’t a long stretch for me to accept that this was woman energy fighting me. So, in my limited knowledge, I went on attack against the wasps. It stopped for maybe ten days and started again, not every day, but here and there.

Typically I do not spray them (or any insects), they really did not bother me, but now I was a warrior with toxic spray can. It didn’t do too much, they still kept coming. Looking back there was a whole heap of bangarang in my life, but somehow, I managed to keep it together without killing self or someone else. Or someone killing me!

Eventually it stopped and things returned to “normal” where the wasps and I live in harmony. I rented a house for 3.5 and under the eaves were engulfed with wasps that never once stung either me or my sons.

All of this happened, long before I discovered your blog. … Everything happens for a reason. Still, I am putting my glass bottle collection together for future use.

Lincoln
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Lincoln

What Sis when was your birthday ? shame on me nuh know mi sister bday – forgive me – When we link up I buy you a patty and coco bread and have a red stripe HAHA- you know a JOKE me a joke
Love sis many many more earth strongs

MTH
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MTH

Belated Happy Birthday Teach. Just finished my exams and settling down now. This is a great post as usual. I laughed so hard as I imagined you juss dashing out the bottles. This lesson has been stored away in my memory forever. Have a great day!

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