But suddenly I feel the need to use the bathroom. I excuse myself and am given the permission to leave, albeit with reluctance. There is a sudden loud sound of something like a helicopter’s blades spinning fast in my ears. I see nothing but darkness, and I am somehow being lowered as the deafening blades now slow lazily. I am now hovering over my body, and in a flash, I jump up… and I have to pee.
Stunned about that strange experience, I didn’t linger too much on the thought as there was an urgency to return to sleep. I used the bathroom and quickly returned to bed. I fell into a deep sleep almost immediately.
But here’s when things become even stranger…
Expecting to return to the meeting, to those I kept waiting, I instead found myself in what seemed like Nazi, Germany. There is a woman inside of a jail cell sitting on an iron chair. She is very pale with a short black wig, and a white nurse’s uniform and cap. She’s a spy who had been captured and now interrogated.
For some reason… I know I am her; and standing in front of me, holding a baton or something else, is a German soldier. He is speaking fast and angrily in German. But I understand everything. I feel the spittles from his words. I feel my (the nurse’s) resigned and defiant emotions. I was not going to die, not today, I was already dead inside.
As the soldier spoke, something told me to respond “Ja” to anything he says. (Ja is actually German for ‘yes’). Although I am her, I am also watching their exchange… the “watching” me is pulling away from the scene, and I awake in a frenzy, constantly repeating Ja over and over.
While back in my body, I still felt like the nurse. I had absolutely no connection with the present time, my room or anything else. I looked out the window and saw street lights I didn’t recognize or understand. Every time I spoke, German came out. For all of 5 minutes, I was no longer Obara Meji. I was another part of her.
Have you ever had a wish.. a wonder… a feeling or thought, of a particular thing, good or bad, only to see it manifest later? Or has something ever happened to you, either in dream state or reality, that made you wonder about your future?
There are so many things that the human being experiences in their lifetime without understanding what it means on a spiritual level. I had a friend who randomly found herself interested in weddings, although she was single, studying, and had no dreams of being married. Yet she found herself googling wedding dresses and makeup in different parts of the world, finding the differences fascinating.
I think you can already guess, but within the next 4 months… she was married.
Rapper Biggie Smalls last two albums was “Ready to Die” and “Life After Death”. I remember watching an interview with him just before the ‘Ready to Die’ album, and for some reason I knew that he knew, he was going to die.
The story I told in the introduction shows two things:
- Most often when we sleep, we visit other realities, attend places/functions, and many of us do not return with this knowledge.
- We are all living different lives, in different time frames, simultaneously.
Now, what does this have to do with my friend who suddenly became interested in weddings around the world and marrying 4 months later, or Biggie Smalls who “unknowingly” predicted his death?
Just as how I found myself in a meeting within the spiritual realm and also saw myself as that nurse in Nazi, Germany (which I will expound more on later) – this is how every human being discovers his destiny, either through the dream state, meditative state, or what the subconscious during his waking state, decides to release (such as the case with the married young woman).
Most often when a person finds himself doing something oddly spontaneous (such as getting a sudden urge, finding yourself doing something out of the “norm”, or doing something so routine, you don’t even notice it anymore) this person has aligned himself with his destiny. Consciously unbeknowst to you, you have found a chapter within your life plan…
So all of your conscious questions: “Will I ever be married?” “Will I have children?” “Will I be someone in life?”
All of these questions are already answered. You literally live the answers. The only thing unanswered is which part of your life answers your question? It doesn’t have to be something hugely dramatic. It can be as simple as a midnight google search, an advert on a bus that catches your attention, a conversation, a song lyric, or even walking by that new house construction everyday and within the next year, you have purchased your first house.
Every single thing speaks to us. The spirit gives a voice to nature, your mother, the child, the cry of the baby, your enemy, or the garbage man. Our entire path is not some big secret that can only be unlocked through divinations or hard prayers and pleading. In fact, you already know the answers to your questions.
And here is a fun fact: A child is a FULL oracle up until age 6, and then this gift begins to wane. The oracle returns between age 17 to 23, but will wane again with most people and will remain with some.
So start paying more attention to children, what they say, how they act, their dreams, fears, and more. Between birth until age 6 is the most delicate time for a child, they’re almost angelic!
Now back to the topic…
So how do you recognize your path? Be of no doubt, we all have a job to do here on this planet. No one is smaller than another in terms of his mission.
Since my client was 8 years old, she was very choosy about her life. She didn’t want to attend “just any” school, or live “just anywhere”. These quirks made her annoying to other people, but she told me that the reason she was so particular about her life was because she was “building her Wikipedia page”. She said she imagined what her interviews would be like if she were asked about her childhood, and so she lived her life always with an interviewer in mind. It was ridiculous to her when she told me, but I smiled to myself because somewhere within her she knew her destiny, and she’ll look back and remember.
So look at yourself from head to toe.
What is different, special, or “odd” about you? Pay attention to yourself and things you may do repetitively but give excuses to. What is the story of your birth? What do you love or are drawn to? What are you worried about? What are you afraid of? What is something you just know?
These are some questions to ask yourself. Knowing yourself is a path to understanding your life, future and your mission.
But most of all: live your own life. You do not have the mission of someone else, so your life can not match theirs. Do not be ashamed or afaid of what you like, the sooner you accept you, the sooner you uncover your answers.
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.