During this time of “social distancing” and an overwhelming sense of panic in the air it has been hard for most to keep calm and to simply just keep still. Most are focused on the already harsh but normal pressures of life while being forced into an ever so obvious survival mode. Foremost, I want to thank Olofi for health and strength. I also want to send Ase to those that are in need and have transitioned during this pandemic. It is very important to keep the balance and order with spirit while these maddened times are circling the globe. But for those of us who live by a West African code of honor , called Iwa Pele and/or, have already dedicated their time to personal discipline where it may be applied mentally, physically, spiritually and, emotionally; they are finding more ways and more time to conquer those things that pose obstacle and threat to the very peace promised by The Creator. Most people join cults, ATR, or even practice as loners for senses of empowerment which feeds and caters to ego. While the person who is forced to practice due to heritage and blood rights must battle while walking the straight lines of purity and strength. This is the time that she/he has been waiting for.
When one finds their life in a constant state of turmoil and antipathy, to discover that the only solution to that trauma is indeed not only the grace of God but, the ways of those who came before them, it can all come off a little strong. At times it can be a bit much to someone who is stuck in their ways and/or enjoys doing the things that they do, be those things good for or, detrimental to them. Strict necessary lifestyle changes, incorporation of many new daily activities and, intimate moments become routine because they are effective. The basic skill of common sense and the natural intelligence that one possesses are not only heightened but, they are accompanied by discernment described by some to have only been known by biblical kings. When a person goes from living a regular 9 to 5 or corporate lifestyle to a spiritual one, depending on the Ase of the ancestors involved, they can go from 0 to 100. Which can be exciting to say the least. But when one is knee deep in initiations, ceremonies and, shrine work times like this put a totally different perspective on life. For one that is used to doing the work, solving the problem and, preventing the issues; their inner self becomes clearer. This is to aid in and, ultimately makes the dedication to self-evaluation for personal growth, more essential.
For the Spiritualist who has realized, grasped and, accepted … in the fashion of flowing with this truth, that one CANNOT be an effective healer, worker, conjurer etc., if they do not in fact do the inner work to perfect the parts of them that are connected to the divine. Great things come with the intentional pursuit of Good Character, as is the purpose of the spiritual practice. The reward of freedom, especially as it pertains to the Diaspora … is only obtained by having good character. For a reason as simple as, we were all enslaved together and, we should do right by one another including ourselves as individuals. Silence, solitude and, time with oneself to be able to listen to and connect with the parts of you that are outside of yourself (Children), the ones that came before you in your lineage (ancestors), but most importantly, the part of you that is literally you, is most special. Discovering, and defining who are you is the key to ascension. Partying, nails, hair, toxic men and women in families, friendships & relationships, the streets, jobs, bosses, beefs, celebrities, tea, gossip, clothes, FINNESSING (which kinda means being FAKE by the way) all hinder your ability to be directed to truth. You may have been great at level 1 yesterday but if you allow the wrong kind of comfort to set in and aren't allowing your ancestors to take to you to level 11 (when it is your destination), because you want to be caught up in everything that matters, less than you… then you are simply stagnating yourself and your magic. Thus, this can result in ego practice, not a spiritual practice. To the spiritualist that is taking the time to break down their natal chart, odu, genealogical data, household dynamics, methods of self-sabotage, friends, foes, business plans , educational advancements, HEAVY prayer and meditation, deep spiritual development , etc. this has been the gateway that they need to test out what they have been working to build. The humble spiritualist knows that this metaphysical life is all about self-reflection. You are the research project. You are the constant and you control the variables. Being determined and focused on the most important goal; the development of good character and, living a blessed destiny will be all the that you need if you are serious. There is nothing that will stop you from achieving that victory if your heart and intentions are truly pure.
The Magic? What kinds of works should you be doing?
Self-development in every way! Healing but not with bandages. I mean removal baby. Complete and total separation from/of that and all of which is causing you problems. Most of these things are up to you because they are a direct result of things that you are doing that you should not be or, things that you should be doing but you are not. Life is to be taken seriously on all levels as a practitioner of the spiritual sciences. You cannot pour from an empty cup and still be successful in all your own endeavors. Childhood along with past-life traumas and, general curses, shadow self & inner pain... are all things that are valid for you and to you. Heart chakra (complete healing), Will power (solar plexus work), placing the focus on your sacral chakras both men and women to stop yourselves from creating/recreating toxic cycles. There are so many ways to begin and so many levels to work on. You will be amazed at what a removal will allow to manifest. There could be months of blocked work and built up success that is waiting to flourish but, has not been able to because you have the spirit of an opposing force in the form of the toxic situations mentioned above around you. There could be reasons explaining why your magic does not have the pop that you desire. Ask yourself about your praying habits. Ask yourself about how much if any, are you contributing to the very ancestors and/or deities that you need assistance from for successful work. These are the focal points of perfection. Are you neglectful of your shrines, deities, ancestors, body, children, home, community, etc.
The glow up comes after the removal baby....
so, I am excited about your coming success after all of this is done because the few steps given here are a word to the wise!
(Especially for that of my wonderful mentees!)
Be sure to make a list of all the things that you want and need with each removal that you do so that you can refill your cup with blessings and integrity when you have purified it of the things that are contradictory.
Love and light,