What is a Ritual?
"What is a ritual? A ritual is a ceremony in which we call in spirit to come and be the driver, the overseer of our activities. The elements of ritual allow us to connect with the self, the community, and the natural forces around us. In ritual, we call in spirit to show us obstacles that we cannot see because of our limitations as human beings. Rituals help us to remove blocks standing between us and our true spirit and other spirits."
Sobonfu Some, the Spirit of Intimacy. P 40
The key to ritual is ego sublimation. You are responsible for getting yourself to the ritual but that's where the ego stops.
To be clear, the ego is determined to perpetuate itself at all costs. The trouble is, ego is not identity. It's only the surface of identity, the front man of identity, if you will.
If left unchecked, the ego will have you deny your truth, which is your identity. Remember, identity is destiny. It is independent of superficial conditions and temporary realities. So, when you check your ego, and command it properly, it will sit down so that your destiny can direct you in the way of truth.
Ritual without ego is the way to energize and activate your destiny. Live the medicine.
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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.