Aboru aboye. In this, the final Ose Ifa of 2014, I wish to give thanks to all the good people around the world who have supported the work I do in person and online. My sincerest hope is to make a meaningful contribution to growing number of seekers and practitioners of Orisa Lifestyle. Ifa teaches us to patiently look for the Golden thread that binds all forms of Creation:
One strand of thread
The Awo of Aiye (Life)
Cast Ifa for Aiye
When she was coming form heaven to earth
She was advised to offer sacrifice
Let us handle the thread of Aiye (Life) carefully
If Aiye is broken
There is no one who can mend it
Let us pull the thread of Aiye carefully
- Holy Odu IrosunMeji*
Indeed, the thread of life is gentle and precious. And so, I give humble and eternal thanks to Olodumare for my friends, mentors and elders, who have blanketed me in prayer. I feel your support and encouragement and draw confidence from your loving care. Thank you very much. I especially wish to give appreciation to Baba Imodoye Shabazz, whose breadth of knowledge, wisdom and understanding is matched only by his openness and generosity. Egbon mi, I give thanks for your guidance and teachings. Also, to my brother, Fayemi Abidemi, who is truly Omoluwabi, Awo rere and Gbajumo! By the will of Olodumare, our work will continue to grow and improve. Ase. I also wish to extend sincere gratitude to Chief Solagbade Popoola, whose generosity and brilliance have been like the wind beneath my wings. Likewise, I pay homage to my Oluwo, Araba Fayemi Elebuibon. Araba ni baba, ara ba ni baba ẹni ti a ba la ba ni baba. You are, indeed, the father. Most importantly, I give thanks to Olodumare for my family, whose presence inspire me to be the best that I can, every single day.
I wish everyone a pleasant and peaceful New Year. May all of your prayers be answered. Ase. "
Obafemi Origunwa, MA | www.ObafemiO.com
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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.