Uncommon One cast divination for the leopard
The leopard said he would not be common
If they become three in the bush all the animals would run
The leopard offered k'eleku cloth
Don't you see how beautiful the leopard looks?
But his character is not welcoming
The leopard's eyes give one concern
The leopard's character is menacing
The leopard used beautiful clothes for the offering
The leopard's skin is more beautiful than any other animal
It is the leopard's character that dissuades us from following him
- Holy Odu OgbeOsa
The Panthers invoked great fear because of the fierceness of their commitment to the community. Behind their forceful stance, however, they gently provided food, education and care for the most vulnerable and forgotten members of our society. The Panthers were guided by a relentless spirit of loving kindness.
The beauty of their cause shone through their eyes; it was evidenced by their poise and it survives today in the form of summer camps, after school programs and free lunch programs. All of these are contributions of the Black Panther Party.
And so, the elders tell us Ojú tó rí'bi tí kò fọ́, ire ló ńdúró de. The eyes that saw evil and did not go blind, are waiting to see good. Don't close your eyes to the wickedness of the world. What appears fearsome is oftentimes the introduction to something truly majestic and divine.
Live the Medicine.
Obafemi Origunwa, MA | ObafemiO.com
Live the Medicine
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.