"Ẹni bá ńjẹ làbẹ́ Jẹ́gẹ́dẹ́ ló ńpèé nígi Àràbà " It's one who profits from a man who hails him as the silk cotton tree; The silk cotton is mighty. An essential trait of personal priesthood is to add value. That means you enhance other people's lives in some shape or form. It could be your knowledge, your approach to problem-solving or your supportive nature. In either case, one way you'll know you're being effective is that the people you serve will start to profit financially.
In my own experience with individuals and organizations alike, personal priesthood activates financial growth. And so, the people I serve tend to acquire homes, grow their businesses and become money magnets. This is the case, not because I focus on getting money, but - by the grace of Olodumare - I help them to hone their natural gifts and talents in ways that are consistent with their ancestry and contemporary reality. With the guidance and support of Orunmila and the ancestors, the people I serve become more assertive towards expressing their divine missions. At the same time, they become more open and receptive to their unique contributions. The combination enables them to attract exactly the kinds of opportunities that will support financial growth and prosperity.
As you perfect your personal priesthood, you will add value to the lives of those you serve in your own, unique way. It is important, however, to note that some people will recognize your contribution and others will not. In my experience as a facilitator, it is important that my people feel a sense of ownership. So, they tend to take credit for the work they have done, as well as the ways in which it benefits them. I am content with that. Ultimately, it is empowering for people to own their progress. But in order for YOU to master the art of personal priesthood, what is most important is that:
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.