Alágemo was a Obatala's apprentice. One day, Alágemo cleverly contrived a plan. He ran away from Òòsà (Obatala) before his training was complete. People started to wonder, 'Where is Obatala's apprentice?' Òòsà would reply, "I haven't seen him lately. Incidentally, however, I have not given him his freedom’
The place where Alágemo ran to he tried and tried his hand at everything. He could, however, not make any headway. ‘You have to go back to Òòsà that you left’, they told him. He then went back to Òòsà. When he arrived, Òòsà said ‘You Alágeômo’, you will not die. You will not fall sick. You will live long. ‘But exercise patience.’
Alágemo then started to walk gently. Life so pleased Alágemo. He said:
Òfún marked it with chalk
Òfún marked it with Osùn cream
Òfún decorated it brightly with palm leaves
Cast divination for Alágemô oô tééré
The close associate of Òòsà
Offering of sacrifices
And free gifts given to Esu
Life pleases us abundantly
- Holy Odu OfunOsa
Ifá says life would be pleasant to the person who is generous to the devotees of Òòsàálá. If you are still in training and you are thinking of regressing, you should desist from the thought. Be patient and trust the process, from start to finish. Ase!
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