If a priest is going somewhere
A priest will self-reflect before he departs
If a warrior is traveling
He will craft medicine
The day makes priests examine themselves
Fear compels an experienced warrior to craft medicine
If a leopard roars in your dreams
The leopard cannot kill you
Silent fear is always present in ones mind
Cast divination for someone becoming Oloja, a chief
Who is apprehensive
- Holy Odu IreteOwonrin
Progress is what we work and dream for but when it manifests, we become nervous. Our fears creep in and we experience doubt. We think about everything that could possibly go wrong. Sometimes, we even get carried away. Our anxieties get the upper hand and we panic. This is to be avoided. Rule #1 is Don't panic.
Nobody likes to panic, of course. We all know that it is better to choose an intelligent response, rather than to react without thinking. So, what can we do to overcome our fears? The teachings of Ifa reveal to us that fear can be overcome through spiritual discipline. Ifa allows us to confront our greatest fears, in fact:
These are the five primary fears of all humanity. They can all be overcome in three, simple steps:
1. Divination (Assessment)
2. Sacrifice (Transformative Works)
3. Taboos (Sustainable Practices)
These represent the cornerstone of Orisa Lifestyle. When Bàbá Orunmila speaks of any form of negativity, he will also define exactly what you must do to transcend it. And so it is, that when you practice Orisa Lifestyle, you need not fear those things that others fear. Instead, you are blessed with the invitation to face your greatest imaginable challenges with total confidence in Ifa's wise counsel. Let there be no limit to your development. Ase!
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Obafemi Origunwa, MA
Thought leader, Ifa priest and author of four definitive books, Obafemi Origunwa inspires metamorphosis through living the medicine that will heal your life and heal the lives of the people you're destined to serve.