July 24th – 30th, 2021
Dafá (Ifá Oracle Divination) revealed Ìwòrì Wotúrá (aka Ìwòrì Òtúrá) for this week, and our eyes are on our inner circle, family, children, and close friends.
Ìwòrì is associated with the eyes and our ability to see beyond what's in front of us. The Ìkín (sacred palm nuts) that we use in divination, for example, has four eyes (the dots on the nuts where it sprouts); one pair that looks outwards and another that looks inward. The àdán (bat) is born on this sign, as well as animals that hunt in darkness. All this to say that we can see right through people's charades and may not like what we see because of the indication of Ibi (off-path), and that's disheartening. Consequently, when we encounter loved ones being untruthful, we may judge them hastily and harshly instead of being compassionate and understanding, as Òtúrá suggests. Òtúrá amplifies our desires, and therefore, it is considered Èèwò (taboo) to curse anyone; maintain your inner peace and be kind.
Ọ̀sá Ìrẹtẹ̀ is the Odù that indicated Ibi (off-path, disharmony), a sign of feeling burdened for having to take on the responsibility for others' actions or inactions, the drama that others impose on us.
Ògúndá Ogbè revealed our inner circle of family, children, and friends as the area that will concern us.
Ọyá-Yánsán is blessing us with her presence this week as revealed by the senior Odù, Ògúndá Mejì, an Odù that speaks not only of honor and loyalty but of strength and wisdom. Remember that Ògúndá is one part "strength" and one part "wisdom," it combines the energies of Ògún and Ọ̀rúnmìlà. Therefore, we must be firm in our dealings with others because we should never compromise on truth. However, we should see this as a teaching moment and convey wisdom (advice) when appropriate to help others grow.
Ọyá-Yánsán is a warrior spirit known for disguises and masks, a shapeshifter that appears as a water buffalo. Masks remind us that the image we present to the world is not necessarily our true self. Sometimes we conceal our true self out of fear of criticism or to spare others from being uncomfortable. But when Ọyá-Yánsán appears, the masks come off, and we become exposed, and that can stir up a lot of emotions.
Please make the following Ebó (sacrifice/offering) to Ọyá-Yánsán.
Dark-colored fruit (e.g., plum), as revealed by Ìká Ọ̀sá.
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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