OdiMeji, modi mo odi mi
At home I sat
When all blessings came trooping in my direction
I sat, without attempting to stand up
I saw prosperity moving towards me
These were Ifa's declarations to Odi
When he was about to take a spiritual mission to Oko
He was asked to offer sacrifice
And advised not to go
He sits and rests his back against the Akuko tree
Wealth came rushing to me
Like a swarm!
All blessings come rushing to me
Like a swarm!
- Holy Odu OdiMeji
IworiMeji, Si oju ire wo mi
The clumsy trekking of the Elephant
And the powerful gait of the buffalo
They were the ones who cast Ifa for Orunmila
When going to spread his protective umbrella over the whole world
He was advised to offer ebo
And he complied
Please Orunmila, come to our rescue
You are the only one who has the capacity to rescue and who shall surely rescue us
We now have Olajagbalu leaves in our possession
Gradually, Ifa shall take over the whole world from them.
- Holy Odu IworiMeji
Oyeku Meji, yebi l'ori mi
Elbows cannot be used to touch the chest
Odi, the Ifa priest of Agbaka
Divined for Baba yeku yeku oke Apa,
Elder of Oke Apa, who always protected his people against death
Who was also known as Oyeku
Who is he that averts death from our heads?
Ejioye averts death from our heads
- Holy OyekuMeji
EjiOgbe, gbigbe ni ogbe mi
"Do your work"
"I am not working"
This was the Ifa cast for the lazy person
He who sleeps until the sun is overhead
He who relies on that which is possessed through inheritance
exposes himself to suffering
If we do not toil and sweat profusely today
We cannot become wealthy tomorrow
"March through the mud"
"I cannot march through the mud"
"If we do not march through the mud
Our mouths cannot eat good food"
These were the declarations of Ifa to the lazy person
He who possesses strong limbs but refuses to work
He who chooses to be idle in the morning
He is only resting for suffering in the evening
Only toiling can support one
Idleness cannot bring dividend
Whoever refuses to work
Such a person does not deserve to eat
If a lazy person is hungry, please let him die
Dead or alive, a lazy person is a useless person
- Holy Odu EjiOgbe
Ori, the Supreme Divinity
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.