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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Contemplation on the essence of D'afa and Ifa's role in life

One of the great secrets of Ifa is that ... D'afa is only a momentary snapshot of one outcome in an endless string of possibilities.  Ifa only shines light on the path to take, it can't take that path for you, that is up to your Ori. -- Me

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Contemplations on the Odu Osa Ogunda

A tribe's culture
is set by its leaders
who should lead by example.
All things in moderation.
If they indulge in too much secrecy
too much discord
too many directions
and no single true north
the tribe will follow suit
and the seemingly placid river
will have an undercurrent that can
pull the tribe under
before it realizes what happened

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Contemplations on the responsibility of Ifa

Ifa is not joy, nor is it suffering, but both simultaneously. Ifa is never easy. Initiation into Ifa may be a joyous celebration, but the true practitioner leaves this state quickly only to realize that Ifa is a tremendous burden. Ifa is like the yoke thrown upon an ox who plows forward hoping to make dry earth yield a crop that will nourish the soul of the world.  -- me 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Contemplations on the Odu Okanran Ogbe

No one wants to stand up and say "something smells" when standing in a field of litter for fear it might get cleaned up and people might realize that they also smell for having stood there too long. -- Me Contemplation on the Odu Okanran Ogbe