Aboru aboye abosise (may sacrifice be sanctioned, May sacrifice be accepted, May sacrifice manifest)
Allow me to reintroduce myself (HOV voice)
Oruku mini Ifaninyo Bamgbala-Aresa. Mo dupé o Ifa, Olódùmaré (God), Awon Orisa, egungun re mi ati spiritual egbe here on earth and in heaven. Without you I would not be the Wombman I am today.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been conditioned to believe that we are to fear all things mystical and to rely on my ability to intellectualize things in order to make sense of the world. I’ve also been taught to believe that my relationship with my ancestors ends after they leave their physical form on earth and that ancestral reverence is equivalent to serving more than one God.
I used to think that my purpose here on earth was not predestined but something I was solely in charge of. I am happy to know that these things are not true.
Things that have been affirmed for me through my IFA practice:
◦ Traditional African spirituality is in my DNA ◦ To fear the mystical is to FEAR myself ◦ Black girl magic is real ◦ The duality of spirituality is in finding balance in all of gods creations ◦ reaching my highest destiny requires sacrifice. ◦ my ancestors are worthy to be praised
Imagine leaving earth and your family never speaking of you again or celebrating your legacy. For so long I neglected myself and my ancestral wisdoms and truths and as a result there was always something missing.
Through my constant practice of iwapele (good character) I have learned more about myself than I could have ever imagined. I am in love with the Wombman that I am becoming. I am grateful for my journey home to Nigeria 🇳🇬 to do the work and be in community with my spiritual tribe. The journey has only just begun as I continue to work to correct and fulfill my highest destiny through IFA.
I give thanks to my Orí (head), my ancestors and my sista @omonyame for guiding me back to Ifa. I give special thanks to my spiritual mentor and priest Ìyálóde Ọ̀jẹ̀, Ìyánífá Atóríṣe Olóyè Ifáṣèyí Ọlátúnjí-Arẹ̀sà
Yorùbá West Afrikan Ifá-Òrìṣà Priest, Professor & Psy-chologist @chiefifaseyib , my spiritual family Orí Counseling Services® @Oricounseling services and Olóyè Ìyánifá Bamgbàlà Ọlátúnjí-Arẹ̀sà’s Ifá-Òrìṣà Education, Training & Development Academy® Diaspora to Afrika® @diasporatoafrika for accepting me for who I am. May all of my prayers continue to manifest like magic 💫 Ase ooooo!!!!