May 17, 2017 Obara Meji 28Comment

I have encounterd many spirits so far in my lifetime. I have seen them, felt them, communicated with them, danced with them (Zion revival/ Traditional initiations), fight with them, and even heard them speak. Jamaica full ah duppy more dan Africa. Let me rectify that statement. Here in Yorubaland it is never good for people to see the spirit of the dead, neither physically nor within your dreams; the dead has no business with the living they would say. For if you do see them, it means that that spirit has not gone off to their next life or that someone (an…

April 10, 2017 Obara Meji 68Comment

Imagine being home, let’s say you’re cooking waiting for the children to come home from school. You’re a housewife. You know the mailman comes every afternoon to drop mail into your mailbox between the hours of 1-2PM. The children get home by 3:30. But on one particular day, between watching television and watching the food on the stove and waiting for the children to arrive… an eerie strange feeling comes over you. The doorbell rings. It’s the mailman with a package that can not fit in the mailbox. You go outside, sign for the package, and return inside, but that…

March 16, 2017 Obara Meji 49Comment

Hi everyone. Here is the second part of my fascinating discussion with Oladayo about Egbe (here is a link to part one). I pondered very hard about doing another post on this even though I had promised, and the reason is because I worried that the subject may be too deep or confusing for most people. Yet something deep within me urged me to go on because who is to get and understand or become curious about this very important piece of knowledge, will, and I am confident that who ever’s life may be disturbed by this phenomena will gain clarity through these posts….

March 14, 2017 Obara Meji 69Comment

Hello to you all! I have been missing for some days as I have been busy with Egbe initiations and also I was (still am) fighting the flu. Here on Embracing Spirituality, I have written on Egbe before (read here), and I have done many initiations for people here in Nigeria. I even have initiated Egbe myself and so have my children. I have video footage of the recently done Egbe initiation this past week, but the young lady has not yet agreed to me showing them, so I may post some audio in the comments instead. Egbe is a Yoruba word…

March 3, 2017 Obara Meji 48Comment

The subject of death is scary to most people. It is a topic I have explored here on this site more than once, but have had comments which showed an unwillingness to venture deeper into the subject. When I was a child I feared death as I think most people do. I could never understand how some people took their lives or lived their life in such a risky way that death was sure to find them. The greatest thing that happened to me was when it became time for me to wake up. Up until then I really believed…

July 20, 2016 Obara Meji 61Comment

Ever since I was a little girl growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, my mother always spoke almost in fright about Rio Cobre and the bridge that runs across it called Flat Bridge. Located in Bog Walk, St. Catherine, it is said that the bridge was built by slaves, and according to Wikipedia, “When the bridge was being constructed, the sixteen plantations in the Bog Walk area were obliged to send one enslaved African in every fifty to work on the River Road, sometimes called Sixteen Mile Walk. Gravel, marl, lime, sand and stone had to be dug. Slaves often lost…

October 12, 2015 Obara Meji 26Comment

There is spirituality in every culture and within every movement. Anything that deals outside of the human being and deals with a God or a deity, consciousness, the Universe and it’s cosmology, things that are unknown to the human mind or unexplained, is viewed as spirituality. There is no single agreed upon definition of spirituality, but what certain groups or individuals look towards as this consciousness or their conscious level of elevation, having to do with their journey or pathway through life, this is their spirituality – the search. When I was a little girl growing up in Kingston, Jamaica,…

September 8, 2015 Obara Meji 36Comment

Recently I spoke to the Oluwo who first went with me to Africa for the first set of my initiations. We were having a conversation of how initiations are done throughout the country by different people and the techniques most use. During our conversation, I began to remember my Osun initiation and the ten days I spent on my God mothers mat. I had been a spiritual practitioner before I was brought to tradition, and I was taught by non physical elders, no human being imparted anything upon me, other than what I learned from watching my mother, who never explained…

May 21, 2015 Obara Meji 54Comment

During my first set of initiations I was plunged straight into spiritual school by means of non physical beings taking me to the realms of time and space on many trips. This occurred for 3 years and for the first 2 years I was a shell of myself. I had no idea at first what was to become of me after they were finished with me (or even if they would be finished with me). I was gifted many things during this time and yet I had no idea how to list them or even what they were. What is apparent though was…

November 25, 2014 Obara Meji 128Comment

Good morning, yesterday Ty sent this article from the Jamaican Gleaner to me. I read it and muttered to myself hmmmm! The Obeah man has always been an integral part of every society and every culture, matters not what you call him. Read it here. In the tradition of the Yoruba People of South Western Nigeria, the Babalawo, High priest of the Ifa/Orisha traditional practice is very important in every community. (more…)