April 3, 2017 Obara Meji 17Comment

This past Saturday we had a lovely time in the Obeah class. My students and I connected. While I will not go into what we discussed there, there were a few revelations that I had given to the class which gave them some “Ah hah!” moments. There is so much to know in this life, so much to understand. I am now at a place where nothing surprises me anymore. (more…)

March 28, 2017 Obara Meji 16Comment

“Moses Moses, take off thy shoes, place where thou stand is a holy ground. Moses Moses take off thy shoes, place where thou stand is a holy ground.” When I attended the Zion revival churches years ago, they would sometimes sing this song in 6o revival. Of course this is from the Bible, Exodus Chapter 3:5. In our beautiful tradition of Ifa Orisa, we do not wear our shoes before our Orisa or before Ifa Orunmila the progenitor of our tradition. Standing before our deities is knowing that we are in a sacred space and a sacred space ought not to be…

March 9, 2017 Obara Meji 34Comment

Whenever I write a post it comes from somewhere deep within. I always write my truth, and I try to do it as tastefully as I can and with some humour. Life is challenging enough for us to be too serious about it, humour takes the edge off. I had fun writing Fatty Sandra last week, and also had fun with you guys and your comments. I, too, read along with you after I published the story and became fascinated with the cast of characters. Though I was genuinely impressed with Killfuss (a mind like his and what he does is…

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…

January 2, 2017 Obara Meji 14Comment

I just want to share a small snippet of a very long video of who I believe is someone that we should take a great interest in, and that is reggae artiste Chronixx. In this video I want you to listen to his lyrics very well. These words are things that I have been teaching for years and although the exact words are not my own, the message is the same. We continuously evolve. Life is a continuum toward light. As we grow and are awakened and enlightened, we rise not only individually, but as one, albeit on different levels. It…

January 1, 2017 Obara Meji 135Comment

Happy new year to one and all. I pray that this year 2017 will be a fulfilling year, and as a matter of fact this year is called the year of fulfillment. Last year was the rewarding year, and I pray that you all had the wisdom to see the rewards the universe gifted you. Because of limitations, (limitations of the mind) humans often have no idea when good things happen to them even if it comes through pain and sorrow.  As a matter of fact, good things can only come through chaos or most often sadness or problems. If…

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…

December 1, 2016 Obara Meji 40Comment

If someone asked me how has my life’s journey been so far, I would answer it has been a wonderful life. Yet deep down, I would look at myself from beneath quizzically and ask my self has it? If I pressed myself to answer, I would still admit that it has been a wonderful life, it truly has. There were times when I wondered if I would ever get over the beatings my father gave me without cause. I was disturbed by them growing up, because here was a man over 6feet tall, beating me with all his might (I watched…

June 18, 2016 Obara Meji 12Comment

Good day everyone. After taking a long break from writing and coming back, writing two posts back to back, this being my third, it felt good within my spirit to reconnect with my bloggers again. As I mentioned before, this year 2016 found me in another phase of my life, and this one felt as if I had been flung into the deepest part of the ocean, whereas before, with all my other experiences, it was the deepest part of the pool. I struggled and fought against the current of the water to come up for air, and for some…

September 24, 2015 Obara Meji 25Comment

Some years ago on a Saturday afternoon in Jamaica, my mother’s friend, who was a short dark complexioned woman with watery droopy eyes, came to see my mother. I remember her from my mother’s job as the canteen lady, as she worked in the hospital of the University of the West Indies. On this particular day, it seemed as if the woman had been crying as her droopy eyes were red and the puffyness under her eyes were more pronounced that day. I felt sad for her somehow, although I did not know what was happening. As her whole body…