June 19th – 25th, 2021
Dafá (Ifá Oracle Divination) revealed Òfún-Sá (aka Òfún Ọ̀sá) with Iré (on-path, good fortune) after a long stretch of being off-path. The Iré was indicated by Ogbè Ògúndá which tells us that good fortune is coming in the way of new people and new opportunities. While you may initially be inclined to ignore them because it implies some change or adaptation on your part, try to be open-minded, for that's the way forward.
The caveat is that Òfún-Sá also warns of self-hexing, giving power to negative thoughts and causing them to manifest. Be careful about being down on yourself, like being too critical of your looks, intelligence, personality, etc. It is essential that you love and appreciate yourself as you are so that people respond in kind. Notice that a similar message appeared last week where it warned about a disconnect in how we perceive ourselves and how others see us.
Ìrosùn Ogbè highlighted relationships as the primary area this energy benefits you. Be open to new people and make friends; spend quality time with the people in your life.
Ọ̀sá Ògúndá highlighted both health and receiving help to overcome difficulties as the secondary areas that this energy supports. Ask for help when you need it.
Òfún appears on the right-leg of the Odù, which is our temporal side, what we're consciously aware of at a given moment.
Òfún means "to give out whiteness"; it's a beacon of light that helps us find our way out of darkness. The spark of "wisdom" allowing us to see people, ourselves, and situations in a different light, with a new perspective, sympathetic and not judgmental. It is indeed a blessing when it comes with Iré, for it elevates our consciousness and awareness. It also affirms our spirituality when we finally start to see the big picture.
Òfún states in one verse that "Ifá is sweeter than honey," meaning that regardless of what "destiny" your soul has chosen, it should ultimately give you fulfillment and happiness so long as you choose to be happy. You are where you need to be in your life; the question is, where do you want to go from here.
Ọ̀sá appears on the left-leg of the Odù, the preconscious side that shows the potential of how we're likely or should respond.
Ọ̀sá is the essence of the "wind" and the need to be flexible and adapt. The "wind" can sometimes be unpredictable and quickly change directions, and that can rattle us. Change is only difficult when we resist; consider the tree that bends with the wind versus the tree that doesn't and ultimately breaks. May the wind be at your back and take you to where you need to be, and don’t look back.
Ọ̀sá tells us to be receptive to the strange and unfamiliar, new people entering our lives, for they give us a different perspective and not overreact to sudden and erratic situations; remember that each experience has something to teach us.
Ọṣun, the Òrìṣà of sweet waters is blessing us this week, and she is speaking to us through Òfún Ògúndá, an Odù that asks do you feel blessed? What makes you happy? Be aware of how you feel. Ọṣun is helping you attract people with Ìwa-Pẹ̀lẹ̀ (kind and gentle character) and separating you from those that don't support you, allow this to happen.
To connect with Ọṣun, we need to understand that Ọṣun manifests through “sensuality,” the five senses, “touch,” “taste,” “smell,” “sight,” and “hearing.”
Please make the following Ebó (sacrifice/offering) to Ọṣun to appeal to the senses.
Honey, as revealed by Ìdí Òtúrá to sweeten you and your relationships.
Flowers, as revealed by Ìdí Òtúrá; she loves sunflowers, if you can't find some, find some yellow or orange color flowers.
Perfume/Cologne, as revealed by Òfún Ogbè, preferably a scent that you usually wear; spray some around her shrine to strengthen your connection to Ọṣun.
Sing to Ọṣun or play some happy music when you make the offerings. She also favors colorful textiles (e.g., chiffon, silk, satin) so if you come across one and it draws your attention, it means she wants it.
General Reminder: When making any Ebó (offerings), always offer a taste to Èṣù/Ẹlégbá first, who is the divined messenger and takes your prayers and offerings to their destination.
Blessings! … Oluwo Ifájuyìtán
"We talk to God through prayer; we listen through meditation."
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Through the spectrum of the 256 Sacred Odù, you will be guided on your destiny's path to grow from your life's experiences and ascend the spiritual ladder of Ìwa-Pẹ̀lẹ̀ (kind and gentle character.) Às̩e̩