Training individuals to become diviners is a long and intricate process. A process that new diviners often shortcut as a matter of feeling they have learned all that is necessary or b. the difficulty of looking at things through a different lens then they have spent most of their lives using
This is, of course, not including the myriad of individuals who have been initiated either with NO training, incorrect training, or in different lands where no training is available, or able, to continue.
My purpose in this Blog is those who feel “they have learned all that is necessary.” First, let me say that anyone, with a modicum of intelligence, can spent six months training with the Foundation, and will be better equipped, more able and accurate in reading those who he takes on for clients. And that, is more than satisfactory for many.
Just as the foundation teaches that any Orisha can solve any problem, the measure of a very good diviner, is to identify the VERY BEST Orisha to do so! The same hold true regarding Ebbo etc. Why then don't so many get it?
To be honest it requires a sea change in most people thinking. It is very much like the individual training to become a doctor. They ultimately end up specializing in what they do. If you are a cancer specialist, you view the individual within those boundaries you have come to trust. In other words, every problem the patient has will be viewed in relationship to their cancer. The facts of what they eat, are they loved, are they supported by friends and family, plus a hundred other important factors, are basically overlooked. After all, he “knows” cancer.
The same holds true in divination. AFTER a person has learned (to use an analogy) how to accurately draw a human figure, then, and only then, can they embark on the journey of asking themselves what are the series of Odu casts actually telling them? Not as unconnected, stand alone “truths”, but as an entire, comprehensive and incredibly important story of EVERY aspect of the person’s life and behavior. So, you can see, the original training teaches them that the human body is connected, not a leg, and arm etc. And the implication is that they should now be ready to view divination as a trip into the universal energy of knowledge it represents...to be able to access problems or difficulties the individual himself has never confronted. To understand the pressures and potentials that we all have. To understand the thinking that predisposes them to certain wants and preferences. All this and a hundred other realities will eventually appear as if in a panoramic movie before them...and they will begin to understand how to REALLY help people in a meaningful, long term, workable fashion that sets the stage not only for a successful divination, but towards more lasting actions and planning for the future.
You see, divination is not just getting what you want...it is about a trained diviner beginning to show you the path you selected and how to achieve that path with fulfilling relationships, success and health.
Love and Blessings