Now, there is something that can be done about it, plastic surgery. I am terrified of going under the knife, or even going to a free consultation for that matter. The whole process seems a little freakish to me, with doctors who just want to tear you down, and put you back together again with plastic parts, almost as if they are making their own modern day Frankenstein. I can’t understand why people allow others to mold them as if they are a piece of clay. They fail to understand that everyone is giving exactly what they need to fulfill their purpose in life.
I can imagine how it all starts, maybe a nip or a tuck, something that is barely noticeable.
Then, it spirals out of control. People want their boobs to be bigger, their stomachs to be flatter, and their ass to be tighter. The list goes on and on, and the surgeries never stop, because doctors keep urging them on. They are steadily fattening their pockets while creating freaks of nature. These people prey on other’s insecurities. Unfortunately, this not only happens on the physical level, but on a spiritual level as well.
Obatala is the father of all Orishas.
Before and during conception, He selects the physical chromosomes regulating our genetic code. He pulls information from our ancestral background, and he chooses genes that will enable us to meet both the physical and psychological problems we will face in life. In short, Obatala gives us exactly what we need to fulfill our journey or mission in life. Becoming inspired (in spirit) is a one-way ticket to happiness. When you are guided by spirit and on the right path, you will be giving all the resources, drive, and energy needed to fulfill this purpose.
When you’re not on your path, your energy will be depleted.
Insecurities and doubt stem from not being on the right path. Doubt, causes you to look for validation and you will began to pull people into your life who want to dig their gouges and chisels into your skin, and carve you into the person they want you to be. They’ll start to criticize different things about you. You are too fat, you’re too skinny, you need to be smarter, you need to be prettier, and once you do all of these things, you’ll be complete, you’ll be perfect.
When you start to live your life to please others, you began to lose yourself.
You began to put your energy, money, drive, and resources into someone else’s dream, as opposed to your own. Overtime, you’ll find yourself buried under a pile of bills and debt. And the people you are so desperate to please will be laughing all the way to the bank. Don’t let people capitalize on your insecurities. You will start to get approval when you stop looking for it. Just be comfortable in your own skin and know that you are one of God’s creations.
Many of us, even in our old age can still sing the songs and write the symbols. As children, we didn’t understand how letters were mere symbols that enabled us to communicate when combined or connected.
Obatala is the voice of communication.
He is the father of all Orishas and the deity of white cloth. The cloth does not only represent purity and cleanliness. The interwoven fibers represent the connection of all things to mother earth. Just as letters need to be stringed together to create words, then sentences, and paragraphs. Humans need to be stringed together to create individuals, families, and communities.
Obatala is the Orisha of high intelligence and is said to have descended from the heavens on an iron chain.
The chain can represent the double-sided helix that stores information, like genetic codes, also known as DNA. It is Obatala who crafts the blueprint of our souls. He works very much like an engineer, studying the details of the human construct, and then combining all the elements to form one single unit. A brick by itself is just a brick. It has little meaning or purpose. However, when combined with other bricks it becomes more powerful, more stable. Bricks, when placed together can work as shelters, as fortresses, and even barriers. Obatala represents the power of unity and synchronicity. He is the holistic force that enables humanity to evolve and survive.
Obatala can also be associated with the forest and mountaintops. Mountaintops are the closest we can get to the heavens on earth. Mountaintops represent the state of full consciousness. The woods or forest is a symbolization of the unconscious mind. Exploring the unconscious mind is a process of understanding self, while exploring the secrets of our own nature. The forest can also represent the soul entering into areas that it has never explored before.
Obatala is also associated with the 6th chakra or the Vishuddha chakra in Sanskrit.
This chakra also governs our ability to communicate. However, it also governs our intuition. Obatala represents the fibers that allows us to bind and become one. He is the force that allows us to exchange information through telepathy. Obatala rules over both verbal and nonverbal communication. This includes information and knowledge that is transported through humanity’s collective consciousness. Obatala’s color is white. Obatala’s numbers are eight and twenty-four.
It is America’s worst kept secret.
Many men, women, and children are exposed to cycles of abuse. In many cases, abuse is about control. A man may physically abuse his wife in effort to make her stay in a relationship. Abuse can also be about power. A woman may insult and or humiliate her child or spouse because it makes her feel secure. It can also be about victimization, where a person who is abused believes that they deserve to be treated badly. Abuse in many situations is cyclical and if not treated can last for generations. Many people in abusive relationships or situations are in denial, and fail to understand the damage that they are doing to themselves and their children. The best way to stop the cycles of abuse is to reach out to Obatala, the orisha of purity, wisdom, and peace.
Obatala is the father of white cloth.
His cloth not only represents purity and lightness, it symbolizes the fabrics that weave our existence together. Obatala is the orisha of creation. He is the light or spark that is needed to manifest or to bring an idea from the subtle world into physical reality. However, Obatala also presides over DNA. After all, he did descend from the heavens on a heavy chain. This chain represents the double sided helix of DNA and the genetic codes that are past down from one generation to the next.
However, DNA also has links, very much like a chain.
These links can represent cycles such as the seasons, cycles of energy, and even cycles of abuse. Although our DNA is set in stone, it can be turned on and off like a light switch, through a process called epigenetics. We can consider epigenetics to be the instructions manual for our DNA. The environment influences us, and things like anger may cause us to send the wrong signals to our epigenetic cells. The epigenetic cells then instruct DNA to stop or go, very much like a traffic light. They send the signals to the rest of the body to increase its intensity, allowing an individual to get charge up to the point that they become rageful and even violent.
It is important to understand that once the epigenetics code is changed, it is embedded in the DNA genetic code for life.
The information is passed down from one generation to the next. It is common knowledge to think that abuse is a learned behavior. However, there are many scientists who would say that abuse is not only learned, it is inherited. It goes back to the whole nature verses nurture theory. The cycles of abuse, if not stopped become embedded into the genetic makeup of the human soul. Obatala understands the cycles of creation. He can read the instructions manual that governs both our behavior and genetic makeup. He can make people become aware, cleanse them and help to stop the painful cycles of abuse. He can help people recreate their lives so they understand that they can have loving and healthy relationships without the abuse.