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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Irosun Onidere - On Support & Fulfillment of Destiny


This is an excerpt from Solagbade Popoola's Collection, upcoming book titled: Ifa Dida - Volume One Eji Ogbe - Ofun Meji (isbn 978-0-9810013-1-9) by Asefin Media LLP.


Ifa says that the person for whom this Odu is revealed ought to be taking care of other peoples matters more than his or her own. Ifa says that if he or she could do this, then Ifa itself would be looking after his or her own affairs for him/her. Ifa says that the person for whom this Odu is revealed shall be properly taken care of by Ifa. But he or she is also expected to take care of other people. The more this is done, the better the chances of him or her being protected and pampered by Ifa.

People like this are very good in the service fields such as medicine, public relations, welfare establishments like motherless babies home, old people home, mentally retarded people’s home and so on.

There is however, the need to offer ebo in twos

On these Ifa says:-

Akuko fogbe lebelebe se’yi
Dia fun Opiiiki
Ti yoo fi tire sile
Ebo ni won ni ko se

Translation
The cock uses its comb to add to its honour
This was the Ifa cast for Opiiliki
Who left his own affairs
He was advised to offer ebo

Opiliki was always ensuring that other people were comfortable. He used to settle quarrels and misunderstandings, feed the poor, assist the handicapped and give to the needy. He could go hungry for days just to assist others. As he was doing these things some people began to abuse him as someone who would never mind his business. Some saw him as a pokenoser. Yet other saw him leave other people alone with their affairs and face his own problems.
In order to know what steps to take in his life without making mistakes, he went to Awo mentioned above for Ifa consultation was doing the right thing? Was there any hope in it for him? Did he need to change and face his own business? What was the position of Ifa in what he was doing?
The Awo told him that he should continue to help other people and Ajagunmale Himself would repay him all his good deeds. He was advised against listening to slanderers and backbites as they could only lead him astray. He was asked to offer ebo as prescribed above. He did.
Before long, he was blessed with all the good things of life. He had wealth, stable home, peace of mind, happiness, good health and long life. He was thus singing, dancing and giving praises to Ifa and Olodumare:-
Akuko fogbe lebelebe se’yi
Dia fun Opiiiki
Ti yoo fi tire sile
Ti yoo ma gbo ti eni eleni kiri aye
Eyi ti Ajagunmale yoo maa wole de
Ebo ni won ni ko se
O gbebo, o rubo
Nje tani yoo ba mi tunwa a temi se o
Orunmila, Bara a ni Erigi-Alo
Ni yoo ba mi tunwa temi se o
Translation
The cock uses its comb to add to its honour
This was the Ifa cast for Opiiliki
Who left his own affairs
And was taking care of other people’s matter the world over
And whom Ajagunmale would be taking care of his own home in his absence
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied


Now, who will help me repair and improve my destiny, Orunmila, my father, also known as Erigi-Alo was the one who will help me repair and improve my destiny.

Ifa says that Orunmila himself shall help the person for whom this Odu is revealed to shape his or her destiny for the better. Ifa says also that Ajagunmole, will be looking after his or her home in his or her absence. He or she needs to continue to do good as the reward for that is guaranteed.
He or she will never regret his or her actions in life. The Deities are on his side.

Aboru Aboye

Awo Ifaloju
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