When our obi is accepted, we eat one, downward-facing lobe and one upward-facing lobe. They represent negativity (ibi) and positivity (ire), respectively.
When I asked Chief Lanre to explain why this is the case, he replied, it is because good and evil are born together, tibi tire. The baby is the ire. The placenta is the ibi.
Eating the ibi and the ire represents the synthesis of opposites. It signals the ability to transform both good and evil into fuel for self discovery, growth and expansion.
May your obi be accepted. Ase. May there be no limit to your ability to be healed and made whole. Ase. May you work tirelessly to fulfill your ancestral promise. Ase.
Obafemi Origunwa, MA | OrisaLifestyle.com