Eku ojo awo. Greetings on this day of awo. Awo is mystery. It refers to a kind of specialized knowledge and access. The mystery is hidden in plain view. The uninitiated do not know it even when they see it. The mystery is what holds the world together. The mystery makes life more meaningful.
The day of mystery belongs to Orunmila, the original babalawo - father of mysteries. Orunmila is black like night. He symbolizes mastery of the unseen. His divine consort is Osun, the benevolent owner of the hair comb. Like the comb, which untangles and creates order, Osun is adept at manifesting the mysteries of Orunmila with peace and serenity. She is Orisa funfun, a gentle deity, draped in white cloth. They are venerated together on Ojo Awo, the day of mystery.
Today, I lift up my family, friends, clients and students in solemn prayer. May Orunmila and Osun collaborate to reveal the mysteries of longevity, happiness and prosperity in your life. Ase! May your ori behold the good fortune of this beautiful day and may your feet carry you to your blessings. 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.