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Obatala and Overcoming Insecurities

February 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 309

Everyone is a little insecure about their looks and their body. 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.

Yamaya Cruz is the author of When The Shadows Began To Dance. She writes about African spirituality, chakra healing, shamanism and much more. For more information go to

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