Ifa's message to the liars, the wicked and the conspirators. If you call yourself an Olorisa, a Babalawo or just a concerned citizen, Ifa warns you to stop telling lies so that for your life will not become disorganized and scattered. You must stop your jealous way and give up conspiring against other people.
The liar lies
And he met with negative repercussion
The wicked perpetrated wickedness
And he gained wickedness in return
There is no peace for the liar
The wicked has no rest
Those who plan evil against others also plan evil against themselves
Ifa’s messages for Orunmila
When the liar, the wicked and the conspirator wanted to become his students
And he would remove all these bad habits from their lives
He was advised to offer ebo
Before long, not too far
Join us in the midst of beauty
Come and perceive all ire of life
- Holy Odu OgundaOfun
Who are the closest people to the doctor? SICK PEOPLE! And so it is with many babalawo: We are surrounded by people who suffer from a range of spiritual, emotional and social ailments. Sometimes, we even call them our colleagues, wives and peers.
It is not until their conspiracies have been broken to pieces that we fully grasp how demented these people truly can be. Orunmila was approached by three such people; one was a liar, the second was wicked and the third was a conspirator.
Orunmila agreed to teach them the craft and show them why we say, "Aiye Ifa maa dun, o dundun yin" which means, The life of Ifa is sweet like honey. This did not prevent them from lying, being wicked and conspiring against Orunmila.
Fortunately for him, Baba Edu - Orunmila - went to consult Ifa. He was informed of the situation and advised to sacrifice. Orunmila complied. The liar continued to lie. The wicked continued to be wicked. The conspirator continued to conspire. They thought that they were getting the best of Orunmila!!! But Ifa was only setting the stage for their ultimate demise.
When their plan seemed so perfectly planned and they had all assembled to topple Orunmila, destiny took over! Lies travel for 20 years, but they are brought to a screeching halt in a single day!!! The liar was exposed! The wicked was exposed! The conspirator was exposed!
We give thanks to Ifa, to the ancestors and to Ori! Join us in the midst of beauty. Come and perceive all ire of life! Ase!!!
Obafemi Origunwa, MA | OrisaLifestyle.com