Good day everyone. There is so much that I have to share with you all, but recent concerns have forced me to put the excitement aside and deal with two very important issues.
I implore everyone who has ever had, thought of or plan to visit a spiritualist of any kind for ANY reason to read this post.
More often than not people trivialize the work of the spiritualist. When one is not condemning them, one opts to use them. It is no secret that everyone is curious about his/her life, no matter who he/she is, and regardless of their belief, religious or otherwise, people want to know what is going on around them, within them, and how to fix it. In Africa, the “non-believers” (the “mi nuh believe inna dem tings deh” people) will come to the compound of a traditionalist at night (including pastors and church goers), but the difference with this lot in Africa, although they will castigate the traditionalist/herbalist to anyone who will listen, whatever that spiritualist will prescribe to them, along with the price attached, they will always comply.
Now, this post is not about complying. It is about the disrespect of the spiritualist in matters concerning the seeker when it comes to divination and cost or work and cost. I have had several very disturbing encounters with some people who sought my assistance with spiritual matters. I must admit there have not been many but the few I have encountered have disturbed me greatly. There are times when I feel as if I want to shut the the door on this part of my life and not deal with human beings anymore. Not because of dislike, but because they are so far behind in their understanding of spirituality.
Let me give you an example…
Several years ago when I was spiritually young, an elder who later became an enemy decided to use my spiritual talent to assist her in removing a set of demons from a house in Connecticut. This was a work she was paid for. Innocently, I went with her as she told me that “she could not see spirits as I could,” and all she wanted me to do was point to the malevolent entities in the house and she will remove them. We went to the house which was filled with negative entities, and I assisted her properly (I received no payment, I just assisted as asked). In doing this work, I was the oracle that she used to help her. That night when I returned home, I did not feel well. I felt as if I carried a burden, and that night I had a fitful sleep. When I awoke the next day, I felt “detached” from myself as if I was not inside my own body, and I could not understand anything anyone said to me.
I then started to see huge roaches crawling everywhere. The bed. The floor. The walls. The furniture. I asked if anyone saw those roaches? Everyone told me no and looked at me oddly. When I realized that I was the only one who saw them, my spirit guided me not to call the woman but to call my dear friend Mr. Mitchel. I told him what was happening to me and after explaining that I had gone with the woman the night before, he sighed heavily. He told me that because I was used as the oracle, whatever problem those people had in that house, I had left with it, like a sponge soaking up water. I have never forgotten that day.
He immediately gave me the solution, something that was simple and right in my kitchen, and as I did it everything came back to normal. No more roaches, no more confusion.
I give this example to show you all that when a spiritualist takes on a client’s work, from divination to doing spiritual work to fix a problem, that spiritualist takes on that persons problem. If he/she does not know how to remove that problem, which will maginify 100x or more, then the spiritualist, if not strong, can die, lose their mind, fall sick, or their own homelife can be destroyed. When a spiritualist agrees to work for you, that spiritualist has agreed to take on YOUR problem.
When a person visits a doctor, especially a family doctor, most likely the doctors name will be “Dr. Something” with the word “practice” behind it. The word practice is indicative of the doctor’s use of his belief of what is perhaps the problem. This affords them repetition or training (the more patients they see) into becoming more proficient in their work, regardless of schooling. Yet still, what he or she charges is never questioned and the patient pays with full trust that the doctor will heal them.
A divination is an assessment of a problem by a competent diviner who will find a solution to whatever problem comes out.
At the moment, the cost of my divination is (the cost is given above in the navigation) USD and it has been this price for many years and has never changed. For divination using the Ifa oracle, the price is different. Whatever I or any competent spiritualist chooses to charge whether for divination or solution, is not something that anyone should question or dictate because as a spiritualist or knowledgeable elder, I have the right to charge whatever I feel appropriate, just as the doctor has the right to charge what he believes is appropriate for the care he will provide. The doctor deals with the physical and material world. I deal with the spiritual world. The body dies, but the spirit lives forever. Neither of the two should ever be trivialized, especially the work of the spiritualist.
I am perturbed by some responses I have received from people who “disagree” with either the cost of readings or the cost of a solution, people who feel there shouldn’t even be a cost at all, people whose demands could not be met in the time they saw fit, or people who simply felt they know best in spirituality and the way I work should fall in line with their imaginations.
However, in my work, I have never attached a time limit on any person who have ever sought divination from me nor have I made myself unavailable for any queries or concern they may have subsequent to the actual divination; and in this I stand alone. Other spiritualists do not operate in this manner.
Below is one example of disrespect to me and my work.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: If you can not trust, don’t bother seeking the help of a spiritualist. While you are busy searching for faults (of the spiritualist, his work, if you’re being scammed, if the work will work at all etc. etc.) how will your faith stand in what you have come to do? Faith is the most important aspect of spirituality and without it, the work will not have the effect it is supposed to. If you have no trust, you have no faith, and you can not be helped. Help starts with you.
Now let me address another major issue which has also prompted this post and highlights the importance of recognizing who Obara Meji really is.
I came into this world with a gift for helping, healing, and teaching mankind. Now for over many many years I have been an active spiritualist doing just that, and I have always been a child of light. What this means is that I do not associate or involve myself in any kind of trickery, deceit or deception, or any kind of dealing that is not transparent and to the benefit of the people I deal with. I have helped countless people with no reward in mind and no reward received, simply because they needed help and most cases could not afford it.
Many initiates who do not have money to help themselves, I have given them spiritual information to acquire the money they need so that they can receive the help they needed to fix their lives, and I had done this with no expectation in mind. Moreover, I am internationally recognized (and in all realms) as being compassionate and always working for the benefit of human beings.
I have never spoken of myself in this way before, but TODAY I have to. I believe because of how friendly, jocular, open, and accessible I am, people have been disrespecting me and taking advantage of who I am.
I have always wanted to build a school of Metaphysics where I would assist those on a spiritual path to become awake and conscious during their journey here. In my normal life there are many things that I do not have, but my passion to assist human beings was so strong that I saved enough money to buy the land in Africa to build the school. Unfortunately the man that I thought was my husband stole the land that I had purchased.
All throughout my blog I have talked about my dream of building this school, but never have I solicited any kind of contribution in any way shape or form.
Innocently, I, in the capacity of a “wife”, thought I could trust my “husband.” My husband, unbeknown to me, was filled with jealousy not only of my being a strong spiritualist but also my large international client base who loved me.
“People call you all the time just to talk to you, why?” He would say to me.
He even went so far as to say that where ever we went in Nigeria, people always respected me more than him. He told me, “I feel like a driver and you are Madam.”
I must confess that these comments were troubling to me yet I could not believe that he had a deadly plan against me which included stealing my properties, sullying my reputation, and turning my clients against me. For unbeknownst to me he would search my phone and remove the numbers of my clients, contact them and then malign me (but my clients did not know that he had juju/obeah in his mouth to convince them that he was speaking the truth).
So intent was he on destroying me, he went so far as to break the padlock on my suitcase and steal $5,000, which he later confessed to doing. These events were just the tip of the iceberg. So evil were his actions that he was subsequently expelled from a high level society by his peers.
Of all the things that he attempted to do to me, one action stands out above all. And I am referring to it because writing this post has brought my mind back to that time. I had alluded to what I am about to explain you all in other posts, but not in the detail that I am now going to reveal.
In his frantic bid to try and destroy me, and this was because he believed that I would go after him for the properties he stole from me, he plotted to separate me from a group that I was bringing to Africa for initiation. Knowing he had plans to get rid of me he had to secure new foreign contacts to support him when I left. Before I arrived, he put his plan in place. Now it is important for everyone to know that before initiation is done, Èṣù must be appeased. But instead of appeasing Èṣù, my “husband” gave him his taboo, and giving the deity his taboo is the reverse of goodness.
Once we arrived on his compound, all hell broke loose. I began to suspect that he was the one creating this storm, but a part of my mind refused to believe it. Even during the initiations, it seemed like he had discussions with the others (Iyaolorisas) on the compound, for when the initiates received their divination, the Iyaolorisa (the husband’s aunt) said her own interpretation which had nothing to do with what was on the divination tray. In other words, they warned my clients against me and used the oracle as the messenger.
I was in the midst of enemies.
When the initiates returned home, the real war began. Not only was I facing a theif who stole my land and wanted to kill me on African soil (using obeah to set my house on fire, to make me fall sick, sent an assassin both physical and non-physical after me etc. all because of shame and fear that I would fight him for my property) I was facing a group that he had influenced with obeah and who were programmed to destroy me and my reputation. So effective was the obeah that he employed, that a member of the group went on a very long rant against me which they posted on social media.
This happened last year. This was a group effort but one person represented the groups beliefs, and gone so far as to malign Africa and set themselves as an “authority” in tradition. So in order to build themselves up as a referral for those wanting to come to Africa or students of spirituality, they had to try to bring me down.
But I declare, although I am not Christian as I have always said there is wisdom in all doctrines, there’s is a part in the Christian bible which says “Touch not the Lord’s anointed, nor do his prophets no harm” (Psalms 105, verse 15). I know I am innocent so my defense is sure.
This post is me putting it all on the table for you all to see, being transparent as I have always been. Accept me for who you see me as or not. All is still well.
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.