"We pray for peace. Every day of peace is a blessing of the greatest magnitude. To be with family and friends, exchanging good vibes is absolutely priceless. My heart is filled with great joy in this Holiday season. Even as the political, financial and economic turmoil of our times threaten the world around us, I have to appreciate the importance of inner peace. It is what enables me to enjoy the things that give me a sense of wholeness; the forest, my family, the wise teachings of Ifa. These all belong to the collective consciousness and common wealth of many different peoples, unified by a single vision.
According to my limited understanding of things, this vision can be defined as the Good Condition. It is that energy that permeates all of our lives and unifies us, sometimes in partnerships, other times in tight-knit circle, and still other times, in world wide movements. At every level of experience, it is tempting to satisfy ourselves with the temporary surges that result from highly emotional events, like holidays or local atrocities. But as we mature and our perspective widens, we come to accept the necessity of organizing our experience in ways that generate peace, and protect it as well.
And so, we are reminded of the wisdom of Ifa that teaches us that 'People are my clothes.' It is through building trust with the people I serve that I increase and protect my inner peace. Thank you to all of the good people with whom I have had the privilege to work. All of you who have been teachers, students, supporters, members, co-facilitators and mentors, I thank you. My celebrate in greater multitudes of good people this time next year. I wish you all a blessed Holiday season. 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.