When Dr. Michelle and I performed our Ifa Festival together at Araba Elebuibon's compound in Osogbo last year, I was so very happy to share the occasion with two people who I admire so greatly. The experience was made even more meaningful when dr. Michelle suggested that we also take the opportunity to donate food to the local orphanages.
We collected money from everyone on the compound and bought hundreds of pounds of millet, rice and other foods and delivered them to three orphanages in Osogbo. I was able to withstand the first two just fine. But by the third visit, I was overwhelmed with emotion and had to step outside for a while.
To be a servant is to go into those places where most people avoid at all cost. It requires great courage and an unshakable faith. Dr. Michelle lived a life of service! She showed us how to practice OrisaLifestyle as a form of sacred service through which one's personal blessing becomes a collective benefit. She embodies the proverb that says, when one head is blessed it reaches out to two hundred.
Dr. Michelle, we love you now and forever!
Obafemi mOrigunwa, MA | ObafemiO.com
If One Head is Blessed, it Will Positively Impact Two Hundred Others: Remembering Dr. Michelle McCollin
When I first met Dr. Michelle, I was immediately impressed and inspired. She spoke with total clarity and focus. Like her Orisa - SANGO - her flare was undeniable. Whenever I would think of Dr. Michelle's work and her presence, I felt great admiration. She brimmed with brilliant ideas, coupled with the skills and the courage needed to bring those ideas to fruition. It wasn't until we met in Osogbo that I discovered that she sang like a bird and recited poetry as well. Dr. Michelle was truly a dynamo!!!
Even more impressively, Dr. Michelle was devoted to humanitarian service. Her blessings were OUR blessings. We are better as a result of her contribution. May her legacy live on!!! We love you, now and forever, Dr. Michelle!
In order to attract all all good things to yourself, Ifa says that you need to feed your Ori regularly. In this instance, Ifa goes on to say that your Ori actually vowed to ensure that you would succeed where all your colleagues and contemporaries have failed. The vacant stool of your father's kingship is yours to take. Do not hesitate and have no fear. Your success will give you cause to declare, ORILONISE! Ori is the authority! Ori is the Ultimate Influencer! No power can resist Ori's influence!
Obafemi Origunwa, MA | OrisaLifestyle.com