Ori is what I call your "God Consciousness." One thing that people and orisa have in common is that we all venerate ori as our conduit to the source and cause of life. In this way, the principle of Ori is a compelling icon of unmatched spiritual support. In the same ways that Esu opens the way to all potential and possibilities, ori removes blockages in your spiritual development and dissolves destructive mental patterns, so that the heart and mind are suddenly open, allowing something new to enter. Ori is responsible for TRANSFORMATION.
Ori siwaju - that aspect of personal destiny that goes before you - is often responsible for the phenomena of synchronicity and otherwise inexplicable coincidences of fate. Whenever Ifa advises my clients to appease ori siwaju I know that there is something unexpected on the horizon and the individual must "expect the unexpected." That is, Ori enables the orisa and ancestors to appear at crucial moments in your journey. Surely, you have had those encounters that made a sharp, incisive challenge to what were once fixed conceptions of reality. Call it a paradigm shift. That is the power of ori siwaju at work.
In my course, the 16 Essential Traits of Personal Priesthood, you will be methodically introduced to the practices associated with cultivating an increasingly stronger connection to ori, the messenger of personal wisdom.
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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.