DIY Rituals Gone Wrong: What Happens and What You Don’t Know

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. He or she had to have gotten permission from whoever guides them in their work to give this work to you.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

What happened?

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.

LOL.

I love you all!

Obara Meji

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

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AIF
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AIF
15 days ago

Hello Obara, I love reading and learning from you. I have been mizing your new posts, so I have a lot to catch up on. Also, I’m a newbie so please pardon my questions if they are repetitive.
1. Is it bad for me to have sexual relations with my hubby while menstruating?
2. Since Saturdays have some negative connotations, should I avoid scheduling my wedding on a Saturday?
Thank you very much and keep up the good work.

Raypower76
18 days ago

Greetings Obara Meji! I honour you everyday in my life ever since I have started paying attention to my spiritual life as a result of the awakening of my inner self the moment I was led to this website and interactions with you. Yes! I can recount on many occasions in my past where I have been rescued from near death situation and from mysterious circumstances. Truly my Spirit Guides has been behind these mysterious rescue. When I look back, it’s now making a lot of sense to me from the higher knowledge you sharing that comes from the Higher… Read more »

Kay
Kay
18 days ago
Reply to  Raypower76

Ase Ase Ase!!!

Hamyfat
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Hamyfat
20 days ago

“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.” Reminds me of sometimes ago, when my ustaz said he’s appeasing something things on my behalf, which I don’t understand till date.. He asked me to get three different kinds of meats, a pig meat, cow meat and I got one other type of meat I have forgotten, then cooked them with sugar and white onions. Then get a shea butter, red piece of cloth, white piece of cloth and black piece… Read more »

Hamyfat
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Hamyfat
19 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

I meant all my body system changed, like something was burning in me.. my blood was running and I could feel something strange from within..
Maybe I should say my enemy was preparing for a strange journey within the realm, like I thought that night..
Before hubby came to me..

Hamyfat
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Hamyfat
20 days ago

Obara ma’am! May your lights of wisdoms shines on.. And will like to know how to differentiate, our intuitions from a mere thoughts.. Sometimes when a thought comes across my mind, I don’t always give it a piority but it often comes into a reality. Sometimes fears of my thoughts won’t let me be, when the thoughts comes up.. I don’t do things on my own, I’d rather wait for an instruction though by seeking help And lies, what’s the effects.. Cos, I discovered whatever I lied negatively about, behold before 24hrs will come to life. So I find it… Read more »

Hamyfat
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Hamyfat
19 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Ameen Ase!!
Thanks ma’am

Sue
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Sue
20 days ago

Tarot cards I wish I knew about this. I remember at 12yrs old at school some children came with it. I never wanted to play so they asked me to always shuffle the cards and help look at it. Never knew it had those effects and most times when it was being played, it were with people who never really liked me. Who would of thought menstruation plays a key role…. I realize most females insist on having sex on their menstruation & normally successful in getting pregnant. What I find strange is that majority of the times, those pregnancies… Read more »

RBH
RBH
20 days ago

Amazing post O! Two things: 1. I see a lot of the comments and questions are about feminine energy and I too look forward to your post on it. When I read what the the message was to the Universe by adding goat blood to the river it made me wonder about a woman menstruating. Should women stay away from the river or the sea when they have their period or is the power she possesses at that time on a similar frequency as the power of these waters so she is more in tune at that time and can… Read more »

Elizabeth
22 days ago

I love how you share these important message with us All. The message has been deliver. Thank you for the reminder and warning too. As Jamaican parents would say, (If you cannot hear, you must feel).
Blessing for you always Obara Meji for what you are doing and sharing. God Bless you
P.s. Also love reading the post comment, so much good comments and stories. I enjoy when you response back.

Omo
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Omo
22 days ago

Thank u for always teaching us,ur posts has helped me alots,forgiveness brings peace to u.

Violet777
22 days ago

Hi Obara… huggs another great read very informative. Thank you teacher… x

19.
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19.
23 days ago

Jah-Jah…. good read…

beeby
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23 days ago

Great post Obara! IF ANYONE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND YOU TODAY, TOMORROW HE WILL. when I began to follow this blog and read your posts, i was like you are restrictive about doing certain things which even scares me because if you go to google everything is plain without any fear or trepedation. So on one Saturday i decided to do some salt and water bath when i started the preparation i saw wildjecko in the bathroom and i tried to get raid of it but could not so i carried on with the bath and after the bath, i ignorantly… Read more »

beeby
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22 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Tanks a lot!
but please can wildjecko be killed?

mike
20 days ago
Reply to  beeby

What is wildjecko? I’ve never heard this term before.

Ashabi
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Ashabi
23 days ago

Love you Yeye Obara. You’re such a sweet soul. Your sweetness is back and really even more sweet. God bless you Mama..

Sim
Sim
23 days ago

Hi Obara!
I’ve noticed in the comments you discussed menstruation, and the power that the woman holds which can affect certain works. I see that there’s a parallel with this topic of menstruation in some religions.
For example, the fact that women are not allowed to enter some places of worship while on their period because they are see as “unclean”. Is this because they are so powerful during this time, and they are being told this to downplay that power? Or simply due to a patriarchal ignorance that may have been passed down?

Love and light, hope you’re well.

Sim
Sim
23 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Really love hearing the stories from these traditions, it is truly beautiful. Thank you Obara! Learning everyday

Benjamin Franklyn Jr.
23 days ago

Good morning ma’am, when you said as quote “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”. This is very correct and it resonates with me because I have found myself in such situation several times. I don’t feel good sharing this on public platform but I think I should because someone might learn from my experiences. Several years ago I met an elderly spiritualist to do a spiritual work for me ( Can’t state the work) and the work was prepared and before… Read more »

Sue
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Sue
20 days ago

Wow!!!!! Thank you sooooo much Benjamin Franklin for sharing this story. That’s really a scary experience you went through but I’m happy you overcame it. Your spirit guides are truly good.

Benjamin Franklyn Jr.
19 days ago
Reply to  Sue

Thank you sue. It was desperation and ignorance that lead me into doing such. I’m glad I came out of the situation alive and healthy. So many people have died from such. Now, I’m wiser and stronger.

Have a great and productive week, sue.
Stay Blessed.

KTB
KTB
23 days ago

Thank my head for leading me to my good spiritualist Obara! Another informative read. I remember having to go in a botantical shop ohmg my spirt vex every time. The place was crowded and the vibe did crazy. No calmness or cleanliness inside that shop. The lady ask if I wanted a reading. I stayed humble and said no thanks. Obara had already given me the remedy to travel there and leave with all of me. Last time I pass it was locked. Smh Love and light!

Tiara
23 days ago

Another great post Miss Obara. I hope this post makes its way to a lot of people who are thinking about dabbling in rituals without proper guidance. I remember reading about a young woman back in April from Virginia who went viral for trying to summon a Haitian Loa to hex her ex. She even went as far to document the whole thing on social media with posts and pictures. A few days later, she posted that she saw the Haitian Loa and was terrified for her life. A few days after that, she mysteriously drowned in her bathtub. O_o

SiSi
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SiSi
23 days ago
Reply to  Tiara

Omfg LMAO

Tiara
23 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

And I loooove to see you post more. <3 imagine my delight when I saw that there were three posts for me to catch up on =D
Hubby and family are good. I hope you and yours are doing good as well Miss Obara. Blessings!

mike
23 days ago

Thank you for this post. I will not be a hypocrite here. I will admit I have on my own tried burning candles and it did not turn out wonderful. Even though I was aware that the colours, time and day had to also be factored in, I did it anyway with a brute force mentality. I did it on two different occasions but each time on the same day and the results were the same each time. So I have acknowledged that and did not bother brute forcing it anymore. I strongly suspect many of us on the road… Read more »

mike
23 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Okay Obara, I look forward to your comment on Tuesday. Wait… TUESDAY???? Oh jeez! On that day? You got me all anxious with a bit of eagerness now.

randy
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randy
23 days ago

This teach me a lot…… Teach me to leave what I dont understand. ….. Meaning not to open tarots even online.

But…. I will read your posts to understand and learn Obara.

Thank you

.Randy

Ibi
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Ibi
23 days ago

thank you for this!

Kay
Kay
23 days ago

This is nice. Well done Ma’am…. I’ve always wondered why a person will spend many years in school to study one course or another and then dabble into spirituality by themselves without any form of training. That’s the height of ignorance and recklessness i must say. People have gone mad for this reason. I never repeat a work without permission, no matter how effective it turns out to be. My curiosity says to ask; *What’s an instance of being sexually unclean and if a person is in this state, how do you cleanse yourself before carrying out the work given… Read more »

Kay
Kay
23 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Thank you Ma’am. Greatly enlightened here.

You’re blessed. Ase!!!

Ibeji1123
23 days ago

Thanks for the post, Obara Meji. It was very insightful and revealing at the same time.
As you can see from my name, I’m a twin. Let me just say, my own twin has always been envious about me. I’ll let you read between the lines and thie topic of this post. Suffice to say, we no longer have a relationship. Usually, I’m very intuitive when it comes to things, but you don’t want to see your own twin sister trying to conspire against you. Hence the thousands of miles of distance that is currently between us.

Intellectual Bhutu
23 days ago

Excellent post, as usual Obara Meji. Interestingly, the part that stood out to me was: One must know how to differentiate what is speaking to you; is it spirit or thought? Your explanation, “a presence of knowing, a conviction”, resonated with me. My question is in relation to this aspect: 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. The world of spirituality is extremely diverse and there are many persons offering services of even simply… Read more »

Intellectual Bhutu
23 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Thank you for responding. I’m looking forward to that post on ‘The Feminine Energy in Spirituality”.

Sue
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Sue
20 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

The past 2 months or more my enemy stubbornness keep pushing & saying “Go try remove or fix the issues instead of making a competent spiritualist do it.”

Teach even though you share self helps its terrifying most times to try as nobody is there to actually say “your using too much or too little….” So fearful of making a mistake my enemy allows fear to only know but never try.

Most times fear feel like a hindrance more than a defence mechanism

Kash
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Kash
23 days ago

Thanks for this post Obara. This makes me think about how I always run like hell even as a child when people say they want to pray for me or pray over me. How can someone pray for me not knowing what I want or need? I always thought what if the wrong intentions affected me! My mother would say you too rude let the church elder put hands on you and pray. It has never sit right with me for someone to intervene for someone spiritually without knowing their needs! At my baby shower 8 years ago, my pastor… Read more »

Lincoln
23 days ago

what you say make alot of logical sense especially with people preparing candles or work for people. When I use to live in the BX I would go buy Frankincense at a huge spiritual store. There was a guy there who does readings in an open area of the store and I always wondered why would he give readings in the open plus I could see him preparing works for people on a few visits. Like my spirit told me NAH that’s a no no, not like I really knew any better but just had the strongest feeling it wasn’t… Read more »

Cancan
23 days ago

Beautiful post some ppl love to just take mess with things without having background knowledge. I have a friend that wash a YouTube video and saw them buss a coconut over them head and tried it without know the actually meaning. True me know puss and dog nuh have the same luck

Ms. Obara you alone me follow when me read the blog and follow ur instructions.

MAhalia
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MAhalia
23 days ago

More Blessings Ma’mm…

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