"Bí ojú ò bá fọ́, ẹsẹ̀ kìí ṣìnà. " If the eyes do not go blind, feet will not lose the way. In other words, as long as you continue to seek, you will find your way. You may be lost from time to time. But it won't last forever. Just keep looking for the way.
What is the way? It is a metaphor for all of the experiences you must accumulate in order to become fully aligned with your destiny. Which way it best for you? Is it Christianity, Islam, or Buddhism? Is it Santeria, Vodoun, or Candomble? Until you are willing to proclaim your path, you cannot focus upon it. As the Haitians say, a dog has four legs but only walks in one direction.
So, you must choose, which is particularly difficult when your identity is not strong. West African drummers will say you have sweet ears when you can play your part very well without other drums playing, but when you hear another drum you start to play their part instead of your own. But once you've internalized your part, you will enjoy the other parts without deviating from yours. It's a fitting analogy for life.
Choosing your path and focusing on it actually creates freedom. No longer distracted by the constant flow of external stimulus and internal chatter, you are free to relax more fully into the path before you and how to travel it well. The best part of relaxing into choosing your path is that it helps you to spend more time in a state of mind where almost anything is possible. That is, the more proficient you become at consistently choosing to solve problems and create opportunities according to your true path, the more definitively you will know what you're capable of. This process gradually forms the basis of your Personal Priesthood.
Here, I would like to share with you Four Habits of Inner Vision that will help you to focus on the path of your Personal Priesthood:
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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.