Is what gangan drum possesses
That does not allow gangan to misspeak
Good character is ones guardian of protection
Cast divination for Araba of Ife
Esu finished washing his Ori
Araba may now wash the Ori of others
Aweda ma ni o
The Ori the priests wash
Aweda ma ni o
Therefore, gangan o, when you possess a good heart
You become close to the king
Is the drum of an elder
If one does not know how to be flexible
The world will not love one deeply
- Holy Odu OturaIrete
The love and affection you share does not stop with the person toward whom you direct them. Love is an intensely inward, personal experience. At the same time, the act of loving generates a feeling of connectedness in more ways than you might anticipate. That is, because love is the primal and creative energy of the universe, you will find yourself drawn to a growing array of people, places and activities, according to your ability to embody the spirit of love. In animals and other life forms, the expression of this energy is limited to biological creativity (i.e., reproduction). In humans, however, the energy of love can be creative at all levels - physical, emotional and intellectual.
More importantly, in a traditional setting, as the journey of life and love begins to amplify your feelings of attraction, arousal, passion, sorrow or inspiration, your spiritual community will assign you a mentor, teacher or guide who will help teach you the skills necessary to direct your attention on the energy that you are experiencing, nourishing it for collective benefit. How can you experience this level of support in the digital age?
More precisely, telecommunications - with its myriad forms of instant communications - promotes INSTANT GRATIFICATION. Consequently, internet and smart phones have certainly made it possible to accumulate more information at a faster rate, but fails to create the conditions necessary to INTERNALIZE the spiritual laws that govern authentic spiritual maturity.
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.