"Ìwà ni í jọ oníwà lójú. " Every man's character is good in his eyes. It means that objective self-appraisal can be difficult. In the mental health industry, we use a graphic image called Johari's Window to show why it's so hard to evaluate yourself. Imagine a window divided into four squares, which represents you. One square represents everything you and everybody else knows about yourself. The second square represents everything you know about yourself but is hidden from everybody else. The third square represents things that other people know about you but are hidden from you. The fourth square represents everything that is known by the ancestors and spirits but hidden from you and other people. Johari's Window helps us to understand how difficult it can be to accurately assess ourselves and one another. There are always hidden aspects of our lives that make it impossible to fully know everything there is to know. Imagine what can happen when one square comes into contact with another. For example, when other people tell you things about yourself that had been hidden from you for days or even decades, it can be devastating, to say the least. Sometimes, Ifá will tell you things about yourself or your family that had been almost totally hidden from everyone. But the deities have always known. When they deem it proper to tell you, the impact can seem overwhelming. So, at the level of learning and development, you need an internal system that will allow you to take in meaningful information and experiences and allow them to reinforce your identity, even when your whole world is being dismantled before your very eyes. Personal Priesthood is the process through which you learn to integrate the four elements of Johari's Window into a cohesive experience that helps you to grow stronger, wiser and more connected to your destiny. Learn more about your Personal Priesthood at www.OrisaLifestyle.com/membership
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.