It is a good feeling to have the knowledge of solving your own problems. I, myself, have told clients and you readers simple things to do to help yourselves in times of need.
But when it comes to certain aspects of spirituality, it is important to know what you are doing and when and why it is best you just don’t do it at all. I have had people tell me things they’ve practiced on their own after reading a book or experimenting. But it would be remiss of me to have this blog and not warn you all that there can be dire consequences to playing the role of Spiritualist and using DIY methods on your own life or the lives of others.
For example, did you know that even opening tarot cards can affect a persons life negatively?
Some of you dabbling into the world of tarot may have widened your eyes at that statement but every time you open a tarot deck, a door to a spiritual realm is opened. Are you able to close it?
Haiti is a large example of this. The country has experienced terrible earthquakes that they have not been able to recover from since. Some believe this to be a natural occurance, while others went into conspiracy theories, but as a knowledgeable Elder, I realized what happened. Haiti is a very powerful place with powerful people and a powerful traditional practice that I respect.
Perhaps in the years gone by, the knowledgeable Elders would summon Spirits and dispatch them properly. But in present times, while the Spirits are still summoned, they are not being dispatched. And if you call forth Spirits and use them for work or to entertain, and do not dispatch them, they have no where to go but into the Earth, and if enough of them, these strong, hot, energies, lie there for too long… they will erupt.
How does this relate to tarot cards?
If the tarot cards open up and something horrible presents itself, a person who is learned in the art of how to handle energies that enter our world, will know whether to utter what they see or do otherwise. This is so that this particular energy is not given permission to enter the world and manifest itself into the persons life. The diviner must know when to speak and when not to. When to shuffle, when to cut, and especially when to close. [Tarot is something I intend to teach in classes to come].
Often times, those who practice these things unprofessionally and without guidance, will eventually see subtle harmful changes in their own lives or explosive ones. The harm comes from undispatched chaotic energies (as mentioned in the Haiti example) that have no where to go but with who has summoned it.
Tarot is indeed powerful and should not be taken lightly. Many people might sputter their coffee out after reading this, but truly there are serious ramifications to dabbling into an invisible world you have little or no knowledge about.
(Where did I see “we fight not against flesh and blood” again…?)
I write this post to give to you wisdom, not to frighten you. There are many things that the layman, and even the professional, does not know.
There was a time when I lived with my children’s father, I once had a nanny from Barbados working with me. She observed the wretched state I was in from the treatment of this man (my enemy cried all the time) and the woman approached me one day.
“Obara,” she said. “I don’t mean to be nosy… I know I am just working here, but I see how unhappy you are and I see the tension in the house, so please excuse me… but whatever is wrong, it is spiritual. But I know what to do to bring peace back into your house.“
Desperate for help, I would have taken advice from a madman. I was so sad. I did not know how to fix my own life. And so I agreed.
“I’m going to do some candle work for you. It’s a peace and love order. After that, everything will be well, I’m sure of it.“
That’s exactly what she said to me.
But hell came afterwards.
The Devil with his pitchfork and 41 wives moved into my house.
The nanny sent me to buy 3 candles. One was brown (which struck me as very odd) and I do not remember the colors of the others. But while on errand, my own intellect wondered, where was the white candle if this was a work for peace? But what did I know? I was young, depressed and desperate.
Readers, if the life at the house with this man, was eighty percent bad, when the candle order was set it became a 160% worse. Almighty God!
To this day I still wonder if this was something she did on purpose or was she just experimenting with my life, either way it was a disaster. When the candles finished, and hell moved into my house, my nanny moved out and never returned.
To do practical spiritual work, it must be one’s road to walk.
And trust me, it is not an easy road.
If one is a spiritualist, one must hear from Spirits and be guided on what to do and how to do it. One must know how to differentiate what is speaking to you; is it spirit or thought?
(NOTE: To “hear” spiritually, is not the act of hearing an actual voice. It is the act of a presence of knowing, a conviction that even you do not know why you have).
What About When A Spiritualist Tells You What To Do On Your Own?
When a spiritualist gives you work to do on your own, several things happen:
- Your own guides have accepted what the spiritualist have given you to do. If your own guide has not accepted, then it can not happen. While you two are having a conversation, the Spiritual Heads will meet. One is asking the other’s permission, and the other is either granting or denying it.
- He or she had to have gotten permission from whoever guides them in their work to give this work to you.
- Whatever is given to you to do, know that you are not alone doing it, invisible Forces are with you. This has to do with the agreement between your invisible Forces and the spiritualist’s invisible Forces.
- After you have done what you are supposed to do, then the invisible Forces sent with you on this mission, will now return to the Spiritualist and report if the assignment was done and completed properly. Therefore, you are never alone when you are doing this work. And not every spiritualist will ever explain this to you (if some of them even know).
Spiritual Shops That Fix Work For Customers
I have also been in spirituals shops and have seen people fixing work and candles for customers. This is a BIG NO-NO. And if you have done it and it worked for you, it was not them but your own spirit that has made it work for you, and I will tell you why.
First, let me address the “big no-no”.
Every work has its days and hours to be prepared, hence the sacredness of it. The reason for this is because particular days or hours works with different types of energies. Also, when fixing candles especially, there are certain things that must be done before the candle should even be prepared.
And even more importantly, if the person preparing the spiritual work is not “clean” (i.e. sexually, menstruation, or mental intention) then the work will be null and void, OR will manifest in the opposite direction.
So imagine this:
The shop worker is fixing a candle work of love for you. But earlier on, Jenny, the stock person, pushed a cart and mashed the worker’s corn and did not say sorry. The Shop worker, fixing your love candle, sees Jenny over your shoulder and hatred fills her. She adds the last ingredient and incantation to your candle and hands it to you to do the rest at home.
What do you think might be your results?
ALWAYS REMEMBER intention is a driving force in everything.
Many people do not know that Friday works with the energy of love. Or that Saturday carries an energy that attracts war (so what must be done or not done on this day?). Or that in servings to Orisha Eshu, you can not share kola nut with the deity, why this can not be and what happens if you do it.
Spirituality is not mumbo jumbo. There are taboos to all things, and if you walk a road that is not yours to walk, problems can occur. (What do you do if you feel this is your path? Find a knowledgeable elder for mentorship and assistance in finding your real path).
Another thing to mention is that before trying to fix a problem, one must know what caused it in the first place? Many people want love but do not know the reason why love is not there. Not everyone’s life starts young, some people’s life starts old. And not everything is the fault of witchcraft, some things are the fault of another’s jealousy or “bad mind” (an energy which can indeed be a blockage or hindrance to the one it is aimed at).
And also, your own spirit will protect you from your own desires, and you may interpret protection as blockage, not realizing that your own life is being saved.
There was once a woman who went to a river to make a sacrifice. The river she went to is a very powerful one, I can testify to this. That river summoned me there some years ago, and told me that I had to bring her an elaborate gift. That gift turned out to be quite something, but the story is on this blog already [Read Post], jeez, what haven’t I told you guys!
The woman took a goat, I do not know the gender of the goat, but as a spiritualist, the goat given to the river must be of a certain gender.
When the woman did the sacrifice, the blood of the animal was placed into the river. After the work was done, her children died one behind each other, and anywhere she was, disaster struck. I, unfortunately, happened to be in a van that she was in, and while driving with her and a bus full of her fellow Church Members (oh – did I mention was a Christian woman?) a dog came out of the bush, and before I could warn the driver the strange black dog was struck by the van.
Not even 3 minutes later or less, two tires of the van flew off and rolled down a hill. No one was hurt. I now know that the dog was sent by the Universe or Spirit as a sacrifice to feed Orisha Ogun so that no one would die.
The woman continued to bring grief anywhere she went, and even after my own encounter, another bus crashed and several people died. Yes, she was on that bus too.
She offended the river, and perhaps she didn’t correlate the circumstances or she did not know what to do to settle the offense. How did she offend the river? Her sacrifice contained many taboos, including a very big taboo: blood entered the water. And as blood flowed down the river, so, too did blood follow her where ever she went.
In her sacrifice, this is the message she sent to the Universe.
This post should be longer, there is so much I had to cut due to length. But I believe it is my duty as a spiritualist, and as one that has certain knowledge, to warn some of your DIY’ers to be careful. Because often times you may accuse others of doing harm to you, when it is you who is… Doing It Yourself.
I love you all!
PS: If you light a candle, a spirit appears. Spirits loves light, and they will come where there is Light. The question is: What kind of spirit? Are they Light of Darkness or Light of light? All Beings are Beings of Light, but it is not any of them that is meany for every type of work, but all are capable of any work… if you know how to.
“Forgive others. Not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Mark twain