Wednesday 30 March 2022


Ifẹ̀ people should be the ones claiming ownership of mother earth everywhere but we don't. Why? Because we understand the essence of creation and population as requested by Ọ̀rúnmìlà.

This is explained in a some verses.

Iṣẹ́ orí rán mi ni mò ń jẹ́

Ọ̀rọ̀ àjàlọ́run ò ṣé é kọ̀

Ọlálọrẹ́ Àjàlọrẹ́

A dá ilẹ̀ Ifẹ̀ sí méjì

A kó kan fún ifá

Ifá ń jó

Ifá ń yọ̀

Ó l'ọ́wọ́ òhun tẹ alájàngbàlú

Kẹ̀rẹ̀kẹ̀rẹ̀, k'óhun máa gbà'lú lọ

Lápá kan òkun

Ìlàjì ọ̀sá

Ilé eléèbúté ọmọ òwọléji

Collected from the mouth of bàbá Peter Fátómilọ́lá.

When you read the verses above patiently. You will observe that Odù verses are actually revelation to Awo, who is also known as Òjíṣẹ́ Ifá Olódùmarè. They are blessed to communicate with Olódùmarè directly or Ọ̀rúnmìlà when they are in low vibration to get wisdom or advice.

"iṣẹ́ orí rán mi ni mò ń jẹ́" is a prophetic message of a messenger reporting at the time of receiving.

Ọlálọrẹ́ Àjàlọrẹ́ is the name of the water that birth the earth. Don't forget earth can be said ears. The water is known as omi ẹ̀gbin (The water of life) which is different from the water we drink now.

A dá ilẹ̀ Ifẹ̀ sí méjì

The water was actually divided into two. This is the beginning of duality on earth. So, this splitting gives birth to evolution of soil and rock.

A kó kan fún ifá

One part of the two was given to Ifá and that is Òkun. This is why Ọ̀rúnmìlà is also known as Ifá Olókun. And his counterpart is known as Ọlọ́ṣà which must be a feminine energy (Ìyáńlá Odù).

Ifá ń jó, Ifá ń yọ̀

Ọ̀rúnmìlà was vibrating, moving and rejoicing.

Ó ní ọwọ́ òhún tẹ ewé alájàngbàlú

He said he had capture ewé alájàngbàlú (which is known as water). Why? Because Ọ̀rúnmìlà was unable to gain stability on water when it was one single whole. That was why Ọ̀rúnmìlà was reported to have said "Ọlálọrẹ́ Àjàlọrẹ́ kò fi òhun l'ọ́kàn balẹ̀" meaning the whole water not allowing him to have rest of mind. Because, it takes him to anywhere it likes, without him having any control.

Kẹ̀rẹ̀kẹ̀rẹ̀ kí òhun máa gbàlú lọ

Gradually, he should be taking over the land.

Ní apá kan òkun ìlàjì ọ̀sá

Apákan òkun is actually Ọ̀sà while Ìlàjì Ọ̀sà is òkun. More so, it can also be seen as the soily space of both.

Ilé eléèbúté ọmọ ówọléji

The house of rest, the destination, the child that entered the Waterhouse.

When you look around this, we learn a lot about the past through an Awo. So, if we truely continue the journey in the way of our forefathers, we will be able uncover and recover many things.

I bless those who love selves and respect their culture.

By Oríadé Ìpọ̀sọ́lá Ajétẹ̀lú

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