June 7, 2017 Obara Meji 28Comment

I had written the part 1 of Generational curses and posted it read here, but prior to that post I had already written this story. I did so in an attempt to show you all one way how this thing can affect a person/families  through their lineage. There are many circumstances, but to write on them all would be too much for me, and also the audience here is slightly non-responsive, mostly preferring to email me instead of dialoguing on the post itself, they may be shy. I had kept it in draft, turned off from posting this second part,…

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May 14, 2017 Obara Meji 18Comment

I have never written a post here wishing anyone Happy Mother’s Day as titled above, mostly because I am usually busy and the day escapes me, since it is not celebrated here in Africa. What is celebrated here is Childrens day. Africans loves to have many children around them, they cherish the idea of birth, children and family, I must applaud them for this. I have received some mother’s day messages from a few, and I answered in return. I had a rough night last night, and because of this I slept later than usual. I always chide myself when…

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February 20, 2017 Obara Meji 47Comment

Reggae artiste Capleton refers to himself as the Fire Man and also as King Sango. Sango is a deity within the Yoruba pantheon who represents lightning and thunder. He also represents fire and his devotees wears the colour red. According to the Yorubas, when we hear thunder it is Sango within that realm of power, pulling out thunder stones and throwing them to the earth. This results is us finding stones shaped like a 3 sided axe, these are used as insignia’s  (deathly representation) of Sango (mi love him ei si), and are given to the initiate when he initiates…

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February 8, 2017 Obara Meji 58Comment

Since I wrote the post the Symptoms of Tying, I have received tons of emails of people who are affected by it, (read here for one of my own personal stories, this one is of my father). For people who can read patois, (it is in patois straight through) read this one, it is also very personal to me, as a matter of fact this was the second post I ever wrote on my blog. Through out my postings here on Embracing Spirituality, I have sprinkled this act of Obeah into many of my posts. It is prevalent in ALL cultures and within all…

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February 1, 2017 Obara Meji 28Comment

One of the greatest things in life is to know who you are.  Finding your purpose doesn’t have to be difficult. When I was going through my awakening, which was very jarring (read here), I had no idea I would come out of it sane. I worried that “my enemy” would die. It took years for me to be able to talk about it. This blog helped heal me, because while I taught you through my writings and musings, I also learned and day by day it got easier. I fight daily to stay awake in this chaotic world. At that…

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January 11, 2017 Obara Meji 25Comment

Yesterday I received a call from a client of mine. Someone she had helped two years ago was cross with her and had put their “I’m Pentecostal!” Aunty on the phone to pull down judgement on someone who they believed had offended the big woman neice. The story goes like this: The lady was thrown out of her house two and a half years ago by her biological father. She was pregnant with no where to go, baby daddy jump ship and run gone. Her siblings and the rest of the family, including the judgement calling down aunty refused to…

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December 20, 2016 Obara Meji 35Comment

There are so many people that have emailed or even spoken to me over the years to give account to how spirituality or embracing their spirituality has changed their lives. Everyday, everywhere, someone falls ill, or some tragedy occurs. While there are ways to deal or heal from these occurrences, obeah or witchcraft plagues so many who have no idea that this is the problem affecting their lives daily (although many things are not always obeah, per se, but are negative energies which may or may not set the person onto their path of righteousness or goodness, some bad experiences are teaching…

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December 18, 2016 Obara Meji 54Comment

There is a saying that goes ‘money is the root evil,’ and it may be so, but many can not deny the fact that money brings joy and pleasure. Someone corrected me one day and said ‘The love of money is the root of all evil,’ and of course I think this is the truth (read this post). There are things that many people will do for money and of course with money, often times fame and power comes. The thing is, the search for money (especially for those who were not born into it) can be a very rough road and…

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November 20, 2016 Obara Meji 30Comment

Two days or I should say nights ago, we took an outing to one of Lagos’s rough ghetto areas called Mushin, not the market (for the Nigerians who will read this) the town itself. We were going to meet up with someone near the Luth hospital. The driver we have is a little short man, (he says he’s twenty, but he looks 45 wrinkles and all) who can drive very well but does not “know road”, as Nigerians say. No matter how many times we have traveled somewhere and have directed him, we will still have to direct him again…

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November 9, 2016 Obara Meji 31Comment

I want to thank all who responded to KG in the post below. One or two are just enough to encourage. We are our brothers keeper, and must jump into action to save and assist our fellow man. When I was going through my awakening, it was jarring to say the least. I felt as if my enemy (I mean me here, but words, sound, power, I have thrown the negative sentence on the enemy, you must do the same) was losing her mind. It first began at age five (my awakening did), where I would be playing in the…

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