Hello all! Today I say salutations to my Padrino. The reason I salute my Padrino (who has since gone on to the land of the ancestors) is because he pointed me to Africa, though he was a Lucumi Practitioner.
I remember him always telling me that I had to choose a spiritual house because of who I was, and he prayed that one day my head would point me to the Yoruba tradition of Ifa/Orisa. At that time, I was Christian. It has been years and I am now fully initiated into the Yoruba tradition and now living the traditional life.
Today is a celebratory day called Isese Day (ee-sheh-sheh). Today, all initiates will greet each other “Isese L’agba Gbogbo Wa” (Meaning: Tradition will stay with us always), or “Aboru Aboye Gbogbo Oni Sese”, and to this, another initiate will respond “Ogbo ato”.
On this day, all Irumole (Orishas) are honored. All initiates will wear white, go to their shrines, prostrate before their Orisha, and honor the deities with offerings and prayers for their assistance in our lives. It is a day of jubilation and celebration.
It is important for everyone that has a belief system to always remember that which they can not see but know exists, and that which calls for veneration, which is the key to the human existence. There must be a focus on belief.
On this day, regardless if you are an initiate or not, because so many of us traditional people are praying fervently today, I urge non-initiates to pray also!
Because of the festivities of today, what happens is that light energies are being created with every utterance by an initiate (prayers/incantations), and so it will not only impact us but also others who will join the prayer or even acknowledge the day. Many Imole (spirits) who have not been to Earth for a while, will come today, and no matter where you are in this world at this time, I want you to observe the energy of peace surrounding you.
Celebration, especially when you are on a spiritual path, is always good because this creates frequency and upliftment to the spirit, mind, soul and body. This life that we journey needs celebration, especially spiritual ones. Today, I urge you all to wear white, pray, laugh, have fun, and venerate nature, regardless of being apart of the tradition or not.
Love and light to you all
PS: To all seekers of truth, to all seekers of light, seekers of knowledge, seekers of spirituality, if this blog post or others like this interests you very much (to the point of reading it, looking forward to it, and/or commenting), it indicates that you are set apart from everyone else. Something is steering you to finding your purpose and finding your way. Therefore, I urge you all to continue to embrace your spirituality, to meditate, and keep as spiritual as you can.
What I mean by this:
- Stay away from gossip
- Try to be loving, caring, kind and most of all compassionate!
- Tap into yourself so that you can have access to your mind (your mental Universe). Go into deep thinking on spiritual matters/subjects. It is important for you to have your alone time, unplug everything, turn off the TV and other distractions… allow all aspects of you to join together and become one. If even for 10 minutes.
You may not know it but silence is a great teacher, and one day I will teach you how this works. I will always remember you and I hope you all remember me.
Let us pray for each other and send out energies of love so that all and sundry throughout the world can feel it.
Ojú ẹni máa là, á rí ìyọnu. /
Whoever desires to succeed would experience challenges. – Yoruba Proverb
All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love – 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.