The sweet potato with its splendid leaves
Excessive charms make one to act irrationally
If one possesses several potent charms
And one has no honesty, it will not be effective
One’s Ori is more effective than 200 different charms
Ifa’s message for Adibo-Ope,
he who holds the Ifa determinants during consultation
When they declared that he had only 110 more days to live
He was advised to offer ebo
Ifa sees you with longevity
- Holy Odu IrosunOgunda
Power intoxicates. It makes people lose sight of reality. When people think you are powerful, they will suffer with an irrational fear that you are determined to harm them. Any time you make a decision that adversely affects them they will swear that you have deliberately set out to destroy their lives. And when you create some opportunity that does not explicitly revolve around them, these people will be outraged by your apparent attempts to disadvantage them. People who have internalized a victim's mentality cannot have a healthy relationship to power.
Let me say here, that Ifa teaches that true power is never outside of yourself. Ifa says that, even when we have the Instruments of power and the trappings of authority, if we refuse to act, we shall become useless. And so it is, that your greatest power is not in beads, pots, titles or charms. Instead, your greatest power is embedded into your prenatal choice, which we call ORI.
The more closely you are aligned with your destiny, the greater you will become. Reject all movements and campaigns that constantly urge you to put Orisa, charms and other materials before your ori. Ori is supreme. It is what makes you greater than any circumstances or conditions.
Obafemi Origunwa, MA | ObafemiO.com