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…

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…

May 10, 2017 Obara Meji 25Comment

I laid upon my bed on my back, the ear phone pugged into my computer, listening to Lana del Rey, one of my favorite artist. A playlist with some of my favorite music by her hauntingly appealing voice serenades me. Summertime Sadness, followed by Born to Die, then Video Games, after which Blue jeans began to play. I suddenly paused her and came to my dashboard to write. I am spontaneous like that, have always been. they say it is an Aries trait, and that I am. There is something about Lana’s music that makes you (perhaps me alone, but…

May 5, 2017 Obara Meji 36Comment

No one can claim to be an expert on life, we can certainly testify to our experience here, but to say we “know it all” would be a fallacy. Yes, this plane, this earth realm with all its joys and sorrows, is a school, but how does it serve us in the after life? What is the purpose of this schooling if we only ought to be here just for a time? The ancient Kemetians (Egyptians) lived their lives preparing to die. Although they had life, they communicated often with what was beyond this life and worked earnestly in preparation…

May 2, 2017 Obara Meji 19Comment

Some years ago I had been observing some wasps at my bedroom window. There were lots of windows in my room and I did not use curtains, so I loved to sit by my bed at the windows and stare out into the nothingness of my environment, quiet and scenic. But these wasps that came, to a person like me, a spiritualist, was not a good sign. I expected problems. Nature speaks to us always. If you pay attention, you will know and understand, then appreciate. I would sit and watch the wasps in my window hovering as if they were…

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…

April 6, 2017 Obara Meji 15Comment

I greet you all in the Yoruba traditional initiates greeting, from the Odu Ifa Ogunda Meji, Aboru Aboye Abosise. Today I want to share with you a story from the scriptures of Ifa, from the Odu Ifa nicknamed Owonrin/sogbe otherwise called Owonrin/Ogbe. There are 256 major Odu’s of Ifa, which involves 16 major Odu’s which are the Mejis or the sixteen Kings (although they are feminine principles and 240 permutations )born from the 16 elders. 16 x 16 equals 256, then see it this way 16 major and 240 minor all adds up to 256 unimaginable possibilities of the human…

April 3, 2017 Obara Meji 18Comment

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 22, 2017 Obara Meji 13Comment

Yesterday morning I sprung from my bed, turned on my computer and began to write. I told you all and everything that has been on my mind recently and even took you through some of my reflections. Imagine how I felt when I turned my back for one second and came back to see that all I had typed was gone? I had forgotten to save it! I was honest as usual in the deleted post, and spoke about the men of my life, all of who were dirt bags, I apologize to my children for calling your fathers dirt…