I was at the age of ten at the time and she had come to sit and visit with my grandmother when she acknowledged this revelation to me as we sat next to one another on the couch.
I didn’t say anything in return as I listened and took the message in then relayed the information back to my mother when she had arrived home later in the day.
The news wasn’t anything that was foreign or that my mother hadn’t already known within her own knowledge and intuition as to the negative emotions of certain others especially of those who’d gossip and/or spread false rumor just to let out their apparent insecurities and resentments to be openly identified by those who could thoroughly analyze and recognize them.
The lady’s communication was just a confirmation to a validation.
So pathetic how the jealousy and envy had followed us for decades up until now with circumstance rubbing their noses into the fact that my mother was a more competent parent within intelligence and capability and that their children were incapable of ever measuring up to the caliber of what I have and am able to further achieve within faculty and accomplishment.
I stay close to Elegba as we have a special bond that no one can break, he is one of my African soldiers, the chief among the others yet all of them maintaining their high roles, whether it is my Goddess Oshun, right hand man Ogun, grandfather Orunmila or backup man Ochosi.
I love Elegba, he is and has been so good to me, and it is unbelievable.
Never have I been able to trust so loyally within a divine spirit to do right by me than he and my other specific Orishas that reside within and around my life and upon the universe, not to mention all of the truth , guidance, love and respect that they have all expressed to me.
I am still amazed whenever Elegba occasionally shows and let’s me know when his powerful spirit is surrounding me by giving me signs, whether he turned on the light bulb that was screwed into a fixture of my old house that wasn’t at all functioning to turning on the television set of my current home after I had turned it off among other astonishing yet plausible things.
I remember when Ogun use to unlock the lock to the front door of my old home on occasion a few days shortly after I’d correspond to him within ritual.
There are many genuine tales of testimony that I could share on behalf of the congenial relations between my Orishas and I along with my beautiful and loving ancestors.
I feel so honored to have been born into the lineage that naturally incorporated these special Deities into my life, where would I have been without the necessary properties of the caul that imparted me with the ability of extra sensory perception to acknowledge and to communicate with those intangible beings, vibrations, energies and forces that have been looking out for and watching over me long before I had even come to know about it?
They all had been with me since I was a baby, especially my ancestors.
I just cannot believe how they have not failed me, they are so real, so sincere, they are so within accordance and within correlation to the individual that I am and within vibration and within our connections within the universe.
And, although guys are also born with veils it is a gift that is mostly and frequently past down to women/females.