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Embracing Spirituality is a blog of a wide variety of spiritual topics and discussions, led by spiritualist, metaphysician, and traditionalist Obara Meji and her personal experiences. Born out of a desire to assist others in embracing their spirituality, and to lend our contribution to the ultimate goal of the evolution of mankind.
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Your Higher Self and its Role in Your Life

There are so many things I wish I could discuss and share openly here on this platform, but I always think twice before sharing.

Impulsive as I am, and at times wanting to throw caution to the wind and just write, I stop and I think, am I oversharing?

Sadly I feel stuck in the way I currently write, wanting to have some conversations with you all, but not sure if some topics will fly over your heads. Some are here for the stories on obeah and I must admit, it is a curious and entertaining topic, however spirituality is in every area of our lives and we must explore all.

So of course most of you are just peepers and do not interact so what’s the use of rambling off on deeper topics? What do I do? How do I allow this blog to evolve you all, without you all evolving with it? Sigh!

Well, today I want to write about our higher self.

Yes, we are more than who we think we are. More than what we seem, more intelligent than we know. Yes, we have a higher, more evolved, super intelligent us. This regal majestic us is a hero, a master, a god if you will.

A super intelligent being that is everywhere and no where at once, are you able to understand this?

Of course some of us have higher selves that are more “heroic” than others, or should I say works overtime and are always on top of things, and very active. Some are just a little less active for its human, but then that may be the humans fault, I can explain this but to do so would make this post lengthy.

The Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria calls the higher self Ori, or Ori Eleda, “your Creator”, and it is honored as its own divinity. Some people describe Ori as your inner consciousness, but the Yoruba title for the Ori, “your creator”, you will see later on why this name is fitting.

Most often people around the world may refer to it as “my inner being” or “my spirit” or even “my mind”. My mother would often say in our Jamaican patois “Mi mind tell mi sey….” and often times she was always correct. Her “mind” has always guided her right. It was the one who spilled the beans to her that her teenage daughter (me) was pregnant, what can I say? It was hers and it was loyal to her.

Some of you can testify to saying “My mind told me to go back home, and this was how I caught my husband with the baby sitter”. I am sure this resonates.

However the traditional Yorubas make a habit of serving their inner consciousness, their Ori. They know that the higher self keeps watch over its charge (us) day and night. It runs back and forth ceaselessly for our greater good, so they see it prudent to “feed” it (meaning to offer sacrifices) in order to energize it so that it keeps active and function well in our lives. If one does not know of this practice, then the “head” (direct translation of “Ori”) is “served” in ways that you may be unaware of. For example, you might feel the sudden desire to try rabbit for the first time. Or maybe you are feeling for a change, and so you shave all your hair off. Or maybe you feel adventurous and dunk your head into a bucket of ice cold water, etc. These are many ways the higher consciousness may lead you to serving it. However, only some follow these inner instincts, and others do not.

As a matter of fact no divination in the Ifa tradition, or initiation is done without, first, the consultation and honoring of your higher self.

Respectfully, it is the one who guides you and will be the one to present itself at Judgement when you transition to a higher world (when you leave this life) and speak on your behalf and the role it played as guide while you walked the earth. For while you will be on trial, so will it. You will see it for the first time and you will be shocked what it looks like.

Persons who are succeeding in life, will owe all of that success to their Higher Self. It has guided them well.

One will now ask, because money is on the minds of most people, “Does this mean my head is not woking for me? Because I am poor.”

While this can be a valid question, we as humans ought to know that we are emotional creatures to the detriment of our understanding and progress. I say this because in some cases, your head can be so powerful that it may see early death or bad sickness for you and exchange the wealth you desire to preserve your long life or good health. Sacrifice is a law of life.

It is not for us to know what is before us, however our Ori sees and knows all and directs us toward the path that best befits us.

We are layers in spirit but have no idea of our strength, power and might. There is the physical body but our ethereal body is like a rose that has layers of petals, each serving us in the material world as well as in the spiritual world.

The layer that is on the outer part of the rose has no idea that the other layers within it exists, yet the rose is whole, layered as many but is whole, such is the human and its spirit.

Our higher self lives within us, attached to us through spirit, but it does not linger within the body as our organs do. It is attached to us but it is in spirit form so it has the ability to go and come as it pleases while still knowing what is going on in our lives simultaneously.

For some humans, their higher self is super active and gets the human to achieve what it is here to do. For others, the higher self is active, but often times the human can be stubborn and the higher self does not succeed in getting its human charge to accomplish it earthly mission, hence some are more heroic than others.

The higher self is spirit, and it knows its duty to its assignee, so it will do its best, even though to spirit the earth plane is like a very heavy and filthy swamp, meaning the energy it emits.

However it travels everywhere and is like a soldier or body guard whose sole purpose is to guide and protect us, regardless the environment.

If you book a flight to travel somewhere, you higher self arrives to that place before you do. It has the ability to be in many places at once.

Most often we may feel our left or right eye jumping, our knees or our left or right hand itching. All these have spiritual meanings, but guess who is giving you those warnings or alerts? Yup, your higher self. As this is the material world, like a reflection in water, spiritual communications becomes distorted. Therefore, a warning or other alert may reflect to us as a itching palm or twitching eye. It is for the prudent to discern its meaning.

At nights when you enter the dream world, or when you take a nap in the day and have a vision, who do you think guides you or watches over your body while you sleep? You guessed it, your extremely ruthless, magnificent higher self.

If you are in Timbuktu and I talk about you and you have no way of knowing that you are the topic thousands of miles away, guess who knows what I said and how I said it? And if your higher self knows, guess who also stores this information? You. But what stands between you and that knowledge is lack of awareness. The glamor of the material world, with all of its distractions and illusions, trapping the spirit into a pitiful delusion, the voice of the higher self falls deaf on human ears.

It is not only what is happening that your higher self has contact with. It is a highly evolved being and so it has access to the heavens and realms from where you came from. It can connect you to all that is within and without, the Macro and the Micro.

I once had a divination done by a very competent Babalawo in Nigeria. He told me a very surprising story that brought slight tears to my eyes because somewhere in my mind, I had a distant memory.

The oracle said that I have a very good friend in heaven that was upset with me. He said this friend loves me very much but was disappointed that I had forgotten it. He went on to say that when I was leaving “heaven” (meaning the realm in which I lived within time and space) to come to earth, I promised her that I would not forget her.

For most of my life I used to buy two of everything whenever I liked any thing, be it dress, or shoes or books or anything, however at the time of the divination, I no longer did.

For years I had a habit of buying everything in twos (side note: it is said that the odu Obara Meji can be transliterated as “[The] King Bought Two”). I even used to wonder why I did this, but I just told myself that if I liked something, I would buy another as to preserve what I liked. We all have memories of a distant life, we just don’t know.

I had no idea that my higher self was feeding me the information, that I had told this friend who lived in the world I came from that when I was on earth I would make a habit of remembering her this way.

Whew!! I love spirit and spiritual things! My higher self is great and so is yours.

When I write I am often nostalgic. It took years of tears and woes for me to find me, and I cannot recall the very moment that I self realized, but it has been the most exhilarating thing that has ever happened to me.

I am still growing and at times it is painful, however, my higher self is with me and loves me to a point that I don’t understand. Oh, when I meet her on the day a hundred years from now, as lead defender for me before the mighty judges looking down at us. I will break code and decorum and give her a great big hug while smiling.

Thank you!

Obara Meji

“One should arrive at leading one’s conscience to a state of development so that it becomes a better and higher Self, of which the ordinary self is a servant.”

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Shalom
1 month ago

Thank you for this post. I have 2 questions. 1. How do I connect with my highest self and develop a relationship with them 2. I’m female but I have a feeling my higher self is male. Is that even possible? Also I consider myself spiritual but was born Christian and I never really connected to the religion. Yet, now I find myself sort of drawn to it again, and it feels like I miss it but deep down I’m conflicted because I like my spiritual/witchcraft path and want to explore more. Could it be my higher self leading me… Read more »

Shalom
28 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Thank you ma. Actually there are 2 questions, I forgot to number the 3rd.
I’m asking if my higher self can be male when I’m female, and I’m also asking if it could be my higher self nudging me towards Christianity when I’d rather practice spirituality and mysticism. Thank you again for your time and effort.

TCanada
28 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Ooh, there you go Obara dropping those gems again. Impressive. Thank you…. Love how you have me thinking and amaze at the same time…Love how you put your answer to Shalom Questions. Full of truth. So good.

Also, Thank you Shalom for those questions. Those questions help with other questions. It has me open up my understanding more and how I view things or look at them. I just have to say, Wow….

Obara has broken you questions down really well. With pure honesty. Love it. The explanation to the questions.

TCanada
24 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

I am Okay , I could be better, but I will not complain. Thank you for asking Obara.

TCanada
28 days ago
Reply to  Shalom

Thank you Shalom for those questions. Those questions help with other questions. It has me open up my understanding more and how I view things or look at them. I just have to say, Wow

Wallass
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Wallass
1 month ago

Nice write up of truth

Jcyviolet
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Jcyviolet
1 month ago

Thank you so much Obara for this post, honestly it was meant for me. i have being struggling a bit with gaining clarity on the difference between our higher self our spirit which we Igbo’s refers to as our “Chi” and our spirit guides/friends “ndi otu”. Your post has simplified this concept and given me better clarity. My question is how do we appreciate or feed our Higher-self? aside the one you mentioned in your post, is their another way to do this?

Wallass
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Wallass
1 month ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Interested

Shalom
1 month ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Please I’m interested. How do I join

zanelem
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zanelem
1 month ago

Hi OBARA MEJI, Thank you once again for your selflessness on revisiting the topic “Your Higher Self and its Role in your life” I can never over emphisise how this time around the Topic did some knock on my head or should I say Spirit on reading it for the maybe send or more time as its not te firt time posted. It is indeed true that “When the time is right The LORD will make it happen…” Don t be discouraged or dissappointed with some of us who are still seeking in every way within ourselves. This time around… Read more »

zanelem
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zanelem
1 month ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

I receive.

Lincoln
1 month ago

Hmm- So I am like this- I always and when I say always have vibes as we would say in Jamaica ‘your spirit’. I have many stories of my spirit being dead on and often times it is like a can swear it is something outside my body talking to me. I often think that is my guardian angels protecting me and not my higher self. Can it be one of the same ? or is it two different things?? I will give you one example when I was 16 because I still remember it clearly and it was one… Read more »

Lincoln
1 month ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

I was out of town so just got around to read the blog.

Turepin
1 month ago

Oh my! Came late to the party. I was busy with the eid festivities that I didn’t have time to even check my mail. Anyway, this post has not only done justice to comprehensive explanation of Ori, but has shown me personally that I am all correct, when i listen to my inner voice. For example,10 years ago,, without any instructions from anybody, I had very strong feeling to eliminate Red colour from my immediate family’s attires. Till date, no red apparels in our wardrobe. Thanks again Momma, for investing in us all your time and knowledge. God bless you… Read more »

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Nancy Jasper
1 month ago

Thank you for this ma’am, I still have a very very long way to go, lots of things to learn

Tutu
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Tutu
1 month ago

Hi obara I’m so thankful I found you you’ve helped in so many ways I can’t even explain sometimes I feel my ori directed me to you … I also want to ask if I do ibori myself or I need a priest /priestess

Last edited 1 month ago by Tutu
TCanada
1 month ago

This post was awesome. Learning more about our higher self. Yes, it been a second that you haven’t talk about this.But, I love when you deepen our knowledge and have us thinking more about asking you questions regarding this post or anything.

Obara, you are Truly a Blessing to us ALL. When you write and post a new post on your blog, everyone including me feel Bless and very Happy to have you as our teacher to learn from.

Everything that show or speak about is well appreciated, Obara. Love Always to you Forever.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tamra Lindsay-Lewis
TCanada
24 days ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Well appreciate you Obara. Love and light back to you too. Blessing to you Always

GeorgiaGal
1 month ago

Hi Obara, Since our higher self is a spirit whose sole purpose is to guide and protect us, what stands between us and that knowledge is a lack of awareness. Also, you said that our higher self lives within us, is attached to us through spirit, and can go and come as it pleases. My question is, how do we get that knowledge of awareness to communicate with our higher self?

GeorgiaGal
1 month ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Thank you for the reply; I truly appreciate this.

Wofire
1 month ago

Thank you for a wonderful post Ma’am Obara, sometimes I feel led to wash my head with coconut water. Please ma what spiritual message does twitching of left / right eye convey?

Georgiagal
1 month ago

OK, whew! So, I’m in bed reading this and I must say “a whole lot of gold nuggets here” I need time to reread this and digest all this information. Without my bighead husband bothering me. Therefore, Ms. Obara, I will dive into this reading more tomorrow, since I’m in bed and my husband is demanding his “God given rights” since it’s Father’s day, plus he promise to give me a foot rub. So I will be commenting and asking questions, because I see a whole lot of nuggets that I want to ask about, specifically on my higer self.… Read more »

GeorgiaGal
1 month ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Momma, why are you on his side? lol

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Mwally
1 month ago

Amazing and insightful piece.

Juliet
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Juliet
1 month ago

Obara, thank you for your message and teachings always. I believe there are many of us who have evolved and become better versions of our past selves through your blog. Your delivery is entertaining, but within it is wisdom we pray to understand and embody. So, thank you for all your work. May you be blessed always. I love this post today about our Ori. Everyday I pray that my Ori guide me to a good place and it has never failed me. Like you, I will want to hug and embrace her for all the times she has shown… Read more »

GeorgiaGal
1 month ago
Reply to  Juliet

I agree, finding Obara online is the best thing that happened to me.

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Jean Maurice
1 month ago

Dear Mama. Thank you for this masterpiece. I understand your worries about what kind of informations you can share because we are a diversified audience with different purposes. This types of teachings do not produce the same effect in time and space. But we are always thankful to you and happy for what you are guided to let us know. Some of us may read an article like this and give it the attention it deserve bcz their higher self want them to have an idea about something they ignore, other they do not give it any attention at all.… Read more »

Dami
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Dami
1 month ago

Dropped a tear while readying this, the timing the message (& Tems’ I will waiting for you) that came up the playlist) For most of my childhood I was convinced I probably had a twin that got separated at birth & I use to miss em (still do)… can’t remember I wanted to say anyways I wanna say Thank you & I appreciate you
❤️&

Sire
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Sire
1 month ago

I get this eye jumping and itchy palm sometimes and what I do is say, “any money coming to me I claim it”. Lol . It sounds funny, but that’s just me resonating to my upbringing believing an itchy palm is money on its way coming. I’m delighted how you took your time to always enrich us with your indepth knowledge on spirituality mam. How can I book for a personal consultation please. I’m a musical artist and I have tried to break free and out, but I’m still here. I just want a direction. I mean I feel lost… Read more »

Goddess E
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Goddess E
1 month ago

Greetings to you Obara Meji. This is one of my favourite reads on your blog. Please don’t feel a certain way if you don’t get as much interaction, you are a blessing to me and millions of others. Trust me so many of us learn and look forward to your teaching & some would like to interact but I speak for myself when I say that I always feel I may not get a response from you if I leave a comment or question. You know that type of thing can make one feel a certain way. I am an… Read more »

Goddess E
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Goddess E
1 month ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Thank you very much. I do appreciate your response. Ma, I’m not sure you really understood everything I said in my second paragraph. I’ve just been trying to understand if we have some type of connection because like I said before, there have been times you take a break from blogging. And during those times I could be going through A, B or C. Then just right on TIME, you make a blog post or Instagram story about A, B or C. I have always wondered why it is so? How can you know what I’m facing to make a… Read more »

Kay
Kay
1 month ago

Aburo Aboye Ma, Thanks for writing about this. Like you usually teach “when spirit gives a message, it will confirm it in unassuming ways, and you will pick it up once you’re attentive”. I say this because this post is like a epiphany and a confirmation of how i have been feeling for a couple of weeks. From my inside i get the overwhelming feeling like my Ori is cross with me and that i owe it appeasement. I suddenly realize that my morning ritual turned into a heart to heart conversation, pleading and apology to my Ori. I felt… Read more »

Kay
Kay
1 month ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Perfectly Understood ma. Thanks for always guiding me on point. I shall do these and revert.

Ogbo Ato!!! Ase!!!

Annie
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Annie
1 month ago

Thank you for this great post madam Obara. I have a question please. Is my Higher Self also my Spirit Guide? Are both one and the same? Thank you

Wale
1 month ago

Greetings, Obara Meji. 

The judgment with your higher self that you mentioned. 

Is that the same as weighing of the heart? 

I truly appreciate the depth of your teachings and sharing them with us. 

Peace and blessings.

Wale
1 month ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Thank you!

Jojo Queen
1 month ago

Greetings Teacher, thank you for this educational post beautiful as always. I have a question or 2. How do u know it’s u you (higher self) when u meet ? is it solely on the basis she stands next to you or come forward to speak on your behalf? can your guides not come forward to speak for u also? just wanting to innerstand sorry if the questions seem silly. I am everywhere and nowhere at the same time, is this why after hours of sleeping I wake up still tired? lol no matter how much of good sleep I… Read more »

Tes
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Tes
1 month ago

Thank you Obara for your spot on post every time. I have always anticipated when you will post again. ❤️ &

Seah Wraye
1 month ago

My finger accidentally rated your 5 article as less than. Thank you for being the powerfull portal channel vessel and so much more that you are Obara Meji ✨️✨️

Bbeey
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1 month ago

“Oh, when I meet her on the day a hundred years from now, as lead defender for me before the mighty judges looking down at us. I will break code and decorum and give her a great big hug while smiling.” I love this! I told mine it is my best friend and I don’t want to disappoint it so it should also not make me do that. Sometimes I call it over when I’m alone and we have a conversation like what’s new, what is it up to, what am I to expect, if I have any worries I… Read more »

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Ifee
1 month ago
Reply to  Bbeey

Thank you so so much Ma, I felt like crying when I lost touch with your writings, I felt really lost so I sent email pleading to get your posts. This morning I saw your post on your higher self, OMG, I was literally floating with joy. Thanks my spiritual director, thanks for your writings and answering our questions. We learn everyday and seekers will always be filled. Thanks a million for your sacrifices.

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Tshepang
1 month ago

Wow!!! Flabbergasted much at the depth and profoundness of today’s article. Thank you Ma for evolving the topics so that we also evolve. Would love a part 2 of how to interact more with the higher self. Thank you!

Seah Wraye
1 month ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

I just heard and saw “Remember you’re not here for “most” . who fi read an’ stay aguh read an’ stay. Speak yuh speak. …about what can speak bout (here She winks)” ✨️✨️

Randy
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Randy
1 month ago

….. I long for spirit to talk to me like that…… like a conversation…. I remember that picture move with no windows or doors open…… I remember that rocking chair rocking…… and now I wonder what has block that connection.

Randy
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Randy
1 month ago
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My utmost respect and Love to you Obara Meji

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