OLUWO IFARABA

Inspiration & expression of the ancient yoruba philosophy of IFA in the 21st century urban society

I received this Forgiveness Prayer years ago…I don’t remember how it reached me…but here I am sharing it with you. I say it periodically…Release and Let Go…

Note: Read and affirm (verbalize or say the words silently) twice daily, morning and night for 21 days.

THE LAW OF FORGIVENESS

All that has offended me, I forgive. Whatever has made me bitter, resentful, unhappy, I forgive. Things past, things present, things future, I forgive. I now let go of everything and everybody from the past and of the present that have caused me discomfort. I forgive everyone and everything that can possibly need forgiveness, from the past, of the present and in the future. I am free; they are free too. I am forgiven by everything and everyone from the past, of the present and in the future who need to forgive me. I forgive myself as well, and release all negative thoughts and feelings, all fears, doubts, hatreds and resentments all belief in guilt and sin, whether known or unknown, conscious or subconscious, which limit my financial, emotional, social, physical and spiritual prosperity. I affirm and accept forgiveness totally in all relationships with others as well as with myself. I clear the pathways to attract my happiness, my fulfillment, my joy, and my prosperity that is my divine heritage…So be it… So it is

 

Itefa..Entering Igbodu (sacred grove)
Ile Ife, Nigeria
July 22, 2001

Itefa..Entering Igbodu (sacred grove)

Ile Ife, Nigeria

July 22, 2001

Itefa ( Ifa Initiation)
Ile Ife, Nigeria
July 22, 2001

Itefa ( Ifa Initiation)

Ile Ife, Nigeria

July 22, 2001

Ile Ife, Nigeria
Preparation for Itefa
July 22, 2001

Ile Ife, Nigeria

Preparation for Itefa

July 22, 2001

I don’t believe the Mayans ever stated that it would be the end of the world / life on Earth on December 21, 2012….my impression is that this theory was presented by a culture that lives in fear. A cultural consciousness that may not have understood the true meaning and power of cosmic/ galactic energy which manifest through each one of us and everything that exist throughout the universe.

It is about the “New Life”…”New Consciousness”…
The Earth & the Universe / Heavens are a living pulsating ever expanding source of energy; just as we are. It will never cease to exist…just as we will never cease to exist energetically.

This energetic shift will manifest through the capacity and potential of each individual and community. Some may find it challenging to release their state of fear. The “universe”, (God, Spirit, Orisa,…etc) is nonjudgemental. It will get the “message” to us no matter what. The earth will purge the excess, unwanted energetic build up of lower vibrations. Just as the human body releases unwanted, unnecessary elements.

When we are ready to release the fear (anger, suffering, lack, greed, etc.) and live with True Love…then we will be free to move into the Golden Sphere.
You have always known that you are Divine, but external indoctrination has made you doubt yourself…and hypnotize you to believe otherwise.
It is the time to manifest…manifest with the energy of Love & trust that everyone & everything is exactly where it needs to be…

What if there was another calendar that was destroyed or still exist hidden somewhere…who knows.

But then again if we are living in an illusion then how real is all of this….
Free yourself from yourself

Midday inspiration (download) with the help of my “friends”…

Oluwo Ifaraba
Obalesun & Chief Mayegun Agbaye Adebayo Ogundijo (Ibae)
Ile Ife, Nigeria
July 20, 2001

Obalesun & Chief Mayegun Agbaye Adebayo Ogundijo (Ibae)

Ile Ife, Nigeria

July 20, 2001

Ile Oduduwa
July 20, 2001
Ile Ife, Nigeria

Ile Oduduwa

July 20, 2001

Ile Ife, Nigeria

                                                  Ifa / Orisa

                      Below is a very brief description of some of the Orisa

                                        (Force of Nature…Archetypes)

 

ESUthe Orisa energy matrix of opportunities, the energy that carries and delivers the Ase (A-shay…Life Force). The one Orisa which opens and closes all rituals & ceremonies. The Trickster…opens and closes doorways and pathways on multiple levels…even the pathways of consciousness. Messenger, delivers our prayers and offerings to its proper destination.

OGUN…Orisa of all metals, warrior, energy of dynamic focused movement, action. The Clearing of obstacles, restructuring, redefining.


OCHOSI…Orisa of the Hunt, the energy that exemplifies the most direct path to ones goals. Symbolic of the road map, the ability to project your thoughts, words and action out into space. Energy that can develop keener senses, moving forward. Moving through space, hitting your target. Removal of entrapments.

OBATALA…Orisa of Clarity, Creative Source, Light / Thought made manifest. Fatherhood, Tranquility, Patience, Intelligence, Power of the Mind…energy to work with for contemplation, meditation, logic. A cool refreshing energy.

SANGO...Orisa of Stragety, Commerce, Owner of Fire. Having the Gift of Gab, Passion, Courage, Male Fertility.

YEMAYA…Essence of Motherhood, Family, Compassion, Nuturing. Energy of Expansion, Versatility. Element of Water.

OLOKUN…Orisa of Wealth, Conception, Ancestral Connection, Depth of the Oceans. Energy that connects with the subconscious mind. Grounding energy.

OYA…Orisa of the Wind, Owner of the Marketplace, Female Warrioir, Fearless. Creates Change and Transformation. Sudden abrupt changes, chaotic at times.

OSUN (Oshun)Orisa Energy of Joy, Attraction and Sweetness. Relationships, Wealth, Reproduction, The Arts.

EGBE…Astral Companions, Support System. Spiritual Protection, Intuition, Clairvoyance, Success. 

IBEJIOrisa representing Twins, joy of children, abundance, balance. 

ORI Orisa representing the Head, Inner Consciousness, Personal Destiny. The element which contains each individual’s Spiritual Contract.

ORUNMILA (IFA)…Orisa of Divination and Healing. Wisdom, Mouthpiece of all Orisa Energy. Witness to all Creation.

2013 YEARLY READING

At the start of every calendar year Babalawos gather to forecast the energy matrix of the New Year for their community. Below is the Yearly Reading for 2013 which I divined on January 1, 2013.
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IFA 2013 Yearly Reading
Primary Odu…OTURA IRETE
Ire (on path)…OTURUPON OKANRAN
Ayewo (off path)…OGUNDA IRETE
Ire Elese Ori…OGUNDA MEJI
Subset…destiny…EJI OGBE
Primary Orisa for 2013…OBATALA
Supporting Orisa for 2013…YEMAYA
 
Other important Orisa to work with is ORI…Inner Consciousness…Destiny…Higher Self…
Offerings
OBATALA…Assorted Fruits several times a year. 
Place assorted fruits on your Obatala shrine and leave at shrine until they begin to change in freshness. If you don’t have an Obatala shrine you can create a sacred area such as a small section on a shelf, on the floor, etc. Light a small white tea candle and connect with the energy of Obatala and pray for clarity, peace, focus, etc…
After the fruits have changed in freshness Dispose out in nature if possible or in any garbage.
YEMAYA…three bottles of Molasses placed at her shrine or sacred space you may create in place of shrine.
 Leave the three bottles of Molasses as offering for six months…discard the three bottles on the sixth month and replace with another three bottles of Molasses for another six months. Bottles of Molasses may be disposed in garbage. 
ORI…Periodic offerings of fruits, shea butter, liquor, sweets, honey, etc. If you have not received your Ori ceremony (Icon/shrine) you can make the offering by creating a small sacred area dedicated to your Ori.
* A year to be patient 
* Moderation in all matters is key this year
* This year will be a year where new opportunities may be presented
* A year where you will be able to create new opportunities
* You must remain focused on your destiny and not be distracted by            external circumstances
* A year of personal advancement
* Keeping a cool head will allow you to become aware of new  awareness of consciousness, inspiration, new visions
* A year of rebirth of consciousness…a rebirth of worldview…on a personal and global vision
* Tension, anxiety, depression will begin to dissipate
* A year where it is advisable to remain versatile…adapt to situations,  but remain focus on your purpose / destiny
* Make the best effort to be diplomatic in your verbal expression
*There will be new global changes…politically, spiritually, the restructuring of communities, belief systems
* A highly spiritual year. New “spiritual” energies entering the Earth plane…affecting the frequencies and vibrations of many individuals. 
A year where it is advisable to remain cool and calm in order to see opportunities…feel inspiration. All things should be done in moderation. No need to rush to get ahead. Your personal advancement will come by way of remaining versatile, yet not loosing your focus…your sense of self. Moving at a slower pace, keeping cool headed will assist in releasing tension, anxiety, depression, etc. Due to the galactic energetic shifts and spiritual energies coming onto the planet you will begin to change your perceptions….the planet at large and its inhabitants will be shifting into a new paradigm. Obatala & Yemaya being the primary Orisa for the year also gives indication that family plays an important part in this years energetic alignment. Family unity, open dialogue, respecting each others worldview, etc. 
What would place you off path would be to be forceful in trying to acquire your goals. To disconnect from your personal spiritual journey. In reference to health concerns it is a year to take care of the head (thoughts, physical injuries, etc) and legs ( hips, knees, ankles, sprains, strains, etc)
A year to use your intellect, wisdom and knowledge…listen to the inner voice that is guiding you.
Enjoy the journey…Many Blessings
Ifaraba
Obatala Shrine
Ile Ife, Nigeria
July 20, 2001

Obatala Shrine

Ile Ife, Nigeria

July 20, 2001