Obafemi Origunwa, MA
Develop tools, strategies, insights, and methods for activating your ancestral memory and connecting to your dreams. Through my books, lectures and services, I share step-by-step personal transformation systems that I have used for over 20 years with my clients. My objective is to help you claim your spiritual identity, cultivate wealth, and live the medicine that will heal your life and heal the lives of those you're destined to serve.
What You'll Get
Discover Why Over 50 Thousand African Spirituality Practitioners Read My Transformational Materials Every Year
Have You Had Initiatory Dreams?
Have you ever awakened from a dream and felt a kind of deep awakening? Maybe you were compelled to explore some unknown territory. Perhaps you met somebody who gave you cryptic message. It could have been that you were flying like a bird or swimming with dolphins. More important than the scenery, it is the FEELING you got from the dream that truly matters most. And because of this feeling, you probably remember the dream quite well, even if it was years ago. Somehow, you know it holds great significance for you. I call these initiatory dreams. They usually happen at pivotal points in our spiritual development. It is during these rites of passage that our Ancestral Memory sends us strong symbols from the collective unconscious of our lineages. Your challenge is to correctly interpret these dreams and properly respond to the unique opportunities they present to you right now.
Dreams & Divination
Dreams represent your own personal Oracle. Like divination, they offer you deep insights into what is otherwise unknown and unreachable. Past, present and future are all within reach through dreams and divination. The two overlap through symbols, which are vessels of cosmic energy. How do you interpret those symbols? Is there a universal index or dictionary of symbols? Or is there a particular meaning for symbols that apply to each individual, lineage or Nation? Learn more...
In modern psychology, dream incubation is a technique of learning to "plant a seed" in the mind, in order for a specific dream topic to occur, perhaps to solve a problem or connect to an ancestral deity.
In my own professional practice, I will commonly instruct a person go to bed with a specific prayer that instructs their ORI to retrieve certain information or solutions to particular problems. Over the years, I have prescribed this practice - in conjunction with specially prepared medicine - as part of a more comprehensive daily ritual. Sometimes, the ritual is repeated for 30 days. Other times, it can continue for up to 64 days, depending upon the spiritual obligations identified through Ifa divination.
Dreams Are the Sacred Text of Your Personal Priesthood
Dreams are the sacred texts of your personal priesthood. That is, in the exact same way that the babalawo must learn the stories, symbols, metaphors and spiritual exercise is associated with each verse of IFA, so must you become adept at studying and analyzing the elements that manifest in your dreams. In my book and 8 week course, ALAKONERI: Dreams, Archetypes & Myths in Orisa Lifestyle I address dream interpretation in Orisa Lifestyle in a comprehensive, yet easy to understand format. It is a work of many years of participatory research for more than 20 years. Are you ready to decode your dreams for self discovery?
When the Student is Ready...
All of us are where we are today, in large part, because somebody saw something in us that we could not see in ourselves.
The Yoruba say, "No matter how sharp it is, the knife cannot carve its own handle." In fact, the sharper the knife is, the more expertise and precision are necessary to use it properly.
The more talented you are, the more important it is that you accept qualified coaching and mentorship. You will never hear of an Olympian who has no coach.
What you did yesterday won't bring you success today. Life will continue to repeat "the challenges" until you are willing to do what is truly necessary to learn the lesson.
We're having an identity crisis because we don't practice our culture.
IF YOU TRULY WANT TO KNOW YOURSELF,
STUDY YOUR DREAMS
The journey of self discovery is incomplete without an exploration of your dreams. Even if you can only remember one or two dreams, they are probably very instrumental to your journey. Your ability to analyze and interpret those dreams will help you to make sense of the otherwise random and chaotic series of experiences that you have had up to this point.
I'm OBAFEMI ORIGUNWA. I know what it's like to feel totally overwhelmed by changes. When it seemed like I was never going to break the cycle of chaos, I thought, THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY!
I'm not a natural at managing change and I'll bet you aren't either. Change doesn't come naturally to most people but it can become second nature. The key to feeling comfortable with change is confidence. With the right amount of skills, knowledge, and practice you will feel much more confident in your ability to master changes and improvement.