Irosu tutu (cool Irosun)
Cast divination for Water
Irosu tutu renren (chilly Irosun)
Cast divination for Rain
Who will produce hail
She was asked to offer to have many people
They said Rain's life will never be hot, ever
Rain does not fall singly
I was born in multitude
I will never be lonely
- Holy Odu IrosunOturupon
They say misery loves company and it's lonely at the top. It is precisely these attitudes that help to limit our ability to build healthy and supportive communities. Instead of problem-solving, we tend to complain. Instead of collaborating with like-minded people and groups, we tend to isolate ourselves. Fortunately, Ifa's teachings help to align us with the original perspectives and intentions of the Irunmole. In the verse above, for example, Orunmila affirms our ability to claim good company in multitudes. This teaching, like many others, defies the narrative of loneliness and isolation. But don't take my word for it. Take the 30 Day Never Lonely Challenge. Every morning, first thing, recite this prayer:
"Rain does not fall singly. I was born in multitude. I will never be lonely. Ifa, surround me with good people. Ori, as I become more successful, reach out to other successful people. My feet, please carry me to the place where there are good people. ASE!"
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.