Friday 24 September 2021

Just Ponder On This

You can't neglect your source and flourish. You need the right connection to your roots in order not to be tossed aimlessly about in the journey of life.

Neglecting your roots in Àkókó to connect with the root of Mesopotamia or Nazareth or Saudi Arabia is not going to give you the needed support structure to establish you in the earth.

If Olódùmarè/Orí wanted you to be connected to Abraham or Ibrahim, it will not cause you to be born in a family of Ogedengbe, Fatokimi or Osundahunsi. And certainly, a creed of "I believe in the son of God or in the messenger of Allah" doesn't automatically translate you from your Ifá, Ògún, Ọ̀ṣun or Ọ̀jẹ̀ roots into Joshua, Caleb or Abraham roots. In the end, you will discover it is only a waste of time.

If you will allow yourself to think critically, you will know that what I just presented is logical. The evidence is clear. More than 6 decades after the colonizers have left, look at all the countries that were colonized in Africa, ALL of the countries still rely on their colonizers for viability. It is simply because the colonizers have succeeded in removing these countries from their authentic identities. All day long, they try to find their true meanings from the colonizers lens. How can they become the best of themselves that way?

You will always be second class in a foreign system.

Why trade your originality for an artificial copy?

How do you suppose that your life will progress when you take on the identity of the one who came to exploit you?

Ọmọ Adúláwọ̀, it is time to return home. Do not mind the crudeness of your own system, come back home and fix what needs to be fixed, quit chasing shadows and return to your roots. Tẹni n tẹni, t'àkísà ń t'àtàn, ọmọ ẹni kò ní ṣ'èdí bẹ̀bẹ̀rẹ̀ ká f'ìlẹ̀kẹ̀ sí ìdí ọmọ ẹlòmíràn.

Ẹ padà sí ọ̀nà òwúrọ. Return to the early path that your forefathers laid, walk it with pride and take your rightful place in the universal scheme of things. Your Ẹlẹ́dàá did not make a mistake to make you Adúláwọ̀.

Ire o.

By Ayobami Ogedengbe.

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