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IFA /ORISA CALENDAR FOR MARCH, 2019

1.  Sango/Oya
2.  Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
3.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun                             **
4.  Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
5.  Sango/Oya
6.  Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
7.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun                             **
8.  Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
9.  Sango/Oya
10.  Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
11.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun                           ***
12.  Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
13.  Sango/Oya
14.  Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
15.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun                             **
16.  Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
17.  Sango/Oya
18.  Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
19.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun                             **
20.  Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko X
21.  Sango/Oya
22.  Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
23.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun                             **
24.  Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
25.  Sango/Oya
26.  Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
27.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun                             ***
28.  Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
29.  Sango/Oya
30.  Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
31.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun                             **

 

**    Oroorun ose Ifa
***  Itadogun ose ifa

 

Edan_AncestralPrideTemple

How do we propitiate Onile Ogboduora [Edan]?

My response to a devotee:
A consideration for all who want to propitiate [Edan] Onile Ogboduora and who aspire to ogboni initiation:
[1] Ogbo ato asure iworiwofun Awo.
I am really happy to know that you have been very carefully reading and studying what I have written. I appreciate your initiative and enthusiasm. Previously I have shared with you what it means to follow Onile Ogboduora and that it is a great privilege, commitment and responsibility. I will not repeat what I already communicated to you before.
[2] I know and understand what you want me to say and answer. You want me to say,
“Awo — get these materials, present them to Onile in this way, offer your praise and prayers in this specific way and then consult Onile with Kolanut in this manner to secure her blessings etc. etc.”
[3] You want me to explain to you and say to you that to appease and propitiate Onile Ogboduora we can use atare pepper (alligator pepper), gin, kolanut and some other simple items with special praises and prayers to Onile. But I want to be absolutely honest, clear and direct with you because as an Awo you have to value truth and reality above all things.
[4] Alligator pepper, gin, kolanut, praises and prayers are good to honor, to express gratitude to Onile and to display hospitality. But no one can propitiate Onile with just these sacrificial materials. Onile is the guardian, guide and owner of the earth. What material items are you going to offer her that do not already belong to her?
[5] Onile Ogboduora is the divine mother whose main responsibility is to protect and guide all things on earth. Edan appeared to establish rectitude, morality, order and divine love and not rituals, rites and ceremonies. Rituals, rites and ceremonies are important and they have their rightful place but they are secondary not primary. Onile is the primary guardian of the earth and the primary teacher of humanity. Onile is the divine mother of truthfulness, order, rectitude, harmony and divine morality.
[6] The only true way to propitiate Onile Ogboduora is to dedicate oneself to living a life of truthfulness, rectitude, reverence, order (morality) and harmony (spiritual inner cleanliness). When we live like this Onile is appeased and she confers her choicest and most select blessings of health, peace, happiness, long-life and prosperity upon us.
[7] You just cannot offer Onile offerings of kolanut, gin, alligator pepper etc. and devotions if your life is not right. If your life is not in harmony with what Onile teaches and represents she will not accept anything from you and she will punish you if you are a hypocrite, a thief, a liar and an unfaithful-disloyal person. This is why the blessed divine mother Onile Ogboduora is known as the ‘the one who crushes the bones and eats the bones’ of those who practice injustice and disloyalty. Onile Ogboduora is also called ‘the one who drinks the blood’ of malicious, deliberately deceptive and intentionally dishonest people. This means that she will take the life of the person who practices malice, disloyalty, injustice, dishonesty and hypocrisy. But she will give life, health, peace, prosperity, long-life, divine protection and holy power to those who follow and obey her teachings and what she represents.
[8] Set your life right. Order your steps. Develop a great respect, awe, wonder and love for Onile because Onile Ogboduora is powerful. She doesn’t tolerate nonsense and wrongdoing. Be mindful of this. Imbue your life, mind, conduct and behavior with the above divine traits and Onile will be pleased with you and appeased-propitiated. Then you can offer gin, kolanut and alligator pepper with your praises, prayers and devotions and Onile will quickly respond to you and assist you.
[9] Onile is our mother. Just like you do not give orders and commands to your earthly mother we do not give commands or orders to Onile. We entreat divine mother Onile Ogboduora with reverence, awe, love, deep respect and gratitude. We present our requests and prayers to her and she will decide how to respond, when to respond or if to respond at all. Onile is to be loved and obeyed. No one jealously and zealously cares for and protects her children more than Onile.
[10] The true children of Onile are the ones who love her, who follow (practice) her divine instructions and who relate to all with humility and simplicity. Do not allow yourself to become impatient or impulsive. There are many people who have formally initiated into ogboni and they are not getting anything from their initiation because they were not right in their hearts and their purpose for being initiated did not blend and harmonize with Onile’s purpose. Ogboni (the society in-charge of promoting and upholding order, rectitude, justice, morality, peace, sympathetic-understanding and divine values) is not a club or something one joins just to say that one is ogboni and so forth.  I do not want you to be fooled by anyone by being told that if you offer this thing or that thing to Onile she will be appeased-propitiated.
[11] Onile cannot be appeased by offerings of any kind but she will lovingly accept your offerings and bless you greatly if you first appease-propitiate her by thinking right, by speaking right and by acting right. This is the only way to appease Onile and then only you can offer her sacrificial materials and speak with her with Kolanut Oracle. This my brother is the plain, honest and simple truth.
[12] Do not allow yourself to be tricked, deceived and duped by others. When you have grown and matured more, spiritually, morally and intellectually then you can complete and perfect your devotion to Onile by initiating into ogboni with the sole purpose of living the ogboni lifestyle. Start living the ogboni lifestyle now by following the above instructions and then Onile Ogboduora will see your determination, sincerity and commitment. If you are true then your formal initiation will be true, meaningful and powerful. If you are not true then the initiation rite of empowerment will add nothing to you. If you are not true, the power of ogboni will not adhere, cling, bond or attach itself to you or join itself to you. Focus on developing your iwa (character) and your otito (truthfulness). After living an exemplary and mature life before Onile and before your family and community for 1-2 years, when your morality and character are more firm, acknowledged and established, then apply for true ogboni initiation and Onile will greatly multiply your happiness. But now is not your time. I tell you this because I care about you and I am a honest and straightforward person. Give yourself time to build yourself up.
[13] There are many people out there who will initiate anyone into an ogboni society that is not real just to take your hard earned money so that you can put an unearned, unmerited, undeserved and therefore meaningless ogboni certificate on your wall in your home to display what? To display that you got duped or for you to show off and say you are ogboni? Real ogboni people are not showing off and they are not interested in taking your money. Real ogboni people care about you, they will speak the truth to you and if they do ask for any money from you it will be reasonable because there are things that you will need to have like your ceremonial ogboni regalías, ogboni cloths, your own Edan that has to be made and prepared for you. There are also some items and materials associated with initiation which have to be purchased. Also food is prepared for many people to celebrate your initiation and sacred title reception.  But no true ogboni will ask that you spend beyond what is actually necessary. This is the truth my friend.
[14] Begin by initiating yourself into iwa and otito and Onile will be pleased with you. Formal initiation alone does not make anyone a true ogboni. Ogboni is a condition of your heart and mind, and a clean and holy (wholesome) way of living. No one can make you clean and holy through any ceremony if in your heart you want to live a dirty and unwholesome life. When your life is in agreement with Onile then only will she share her grace, presence and power with you. The spiritual power of a true ogboni cannot be bought or sold. Onile bestows it freely as a gift and trust to her dedicated and trustworthy children who have made a solemn agreement with her.
[15] Initiation is your agreement with Onile. Initiation is Onile’s recognition of your status as one of her true children and of your promise to follow her noble ways. In return Onile entrusts to you her presence, power and full support. Initiation means that you fully understand what is expected of you and that you are fully committed to live the life pattern established by Edan. If you do not fulfill your agreement, dedication vow and promise which you make before Edan then Onile Ogboduora will withdraw her asé.
[16] I hope my sincere explanation brings blessing, joy and happiness to your life. I do not want anything from you except your true spiritual progress, peace and happiness. After having shared these things with you, you are free to do and pursue what you are convinced is right for you. But remember what I already explained and communicated to you above. Take care and be blessed.
Your friend and well-wisher Awo Òrúnmìlà Mark Casillas.

IFÁ: BEWARE OF SPIRITUAL-DECEPTION

Ifá teaches and reveals to us that sincere and good hearted people are rare, and that truthful and authentic people are rarer still. Ifá also teaches us that the majority of people prefer lies, make-believe and fantasy over truth, authencity and reality. Ifá teaches and reveals that for every thousand people maybe twenty people out of the thousand are true, genuine, authentic and complete humans beings and devotees. Are you among this rare group of ‘twenty’ or are you among the majority? To which group do you belong? Do you like, pursue and live truth, authenticity and reality, or do you thrive and delight in lies, make-believe and fantasy?
It is hard to find genuine devotees and priests who are free from pretense, arrogance and ostentation. Few ‘spiritual’ people are actually spiritual in any meaningful and true sense. All love to speak about the truth but very very few are interested in living it, practicing it and embodying it. Many have a great appearance of spiritual knowledge, authority and piety but the truth of the matter is that it is all a sham, a fake-appearance, an illusion and a deception. They have the appearance of a great fruit bearing tree, but in fact their spiritual roots rotted away a long time ago. My dear Ifá friends and family look around and what do you see in the so-called spiritual arena. Be honest. Everything has become about pride, conceit, money and unmerited [undeserved and unearned] recognition. The blind leading the blind. The blind following the blind. The power hungry following the power hungry. The liar following other liars. The deluded pursuing deeper delusions!
Who really cares about Ifá? Who really cares about irunmole-orisa? Who really cares about iwa [wholesole character], otito [truthfulness] and iwa-tito [integrity]? How many are really aware of the reality and power of Ifá and the irunmole-orisa? I would say few. Sometimes I really wonder why some people initiate into Ifá, into irunmole-orisa and ogboni? If someone really believes in the reality, power and authority of Ifá, of irunmole-orisa and Edan [Onile Ogboduora] how can they practice and pursue deception, cheating and lying? Don’t these people know that it is only a matter of time before Ifá, the irunmole-orisa and Edan [Onile Ogboduora] call them to account to receive a stern and unpalatable discipline and punishment? Do they really think that they can keep playing with Ifá, with irunmole-orisa, with Edan [Onile Ogboduora] and not receive their just punishment and correction? Do they really think that they can keep cheating, lying and taking advantage of sincere, good-hearted and innocent people and not be punished and corrected for their injustice? Do they really think that they can keep playing around with the hearts, minds and lives of sincere, suffering and needy people and not get their just rewards? Do these people really think that they can bribe and cover over the eyes of Ifá and the irunmole-orisa with their unacceptable and offensive offerings and sacrifices? Do these people think that just because Ifá and the irunmole-orisa are loving and kind that Ifá and the irunmole-orisa will not discipline, correct and punish them accordingly and in just measure to their doings? Ifá and the irunmole-orisa are just and the upholders of order, uprightness, fairness and justice. Do these people know this and believe this?!
A honest, sincere and good hearted devotee has peace of mind and has nothing to fear. But how can a lying, cheating, scheming, duping and manipulative ‘devotee’ have peace of mind and a smile on his face? Doesn’t he know that his own lying, cheating, scheming, duping and manipulating is coming back his way with ten-fold intensity. Where are the real devotees and priests? They are few in number and far between. The religion and spirituality of many in our Ifá-Orisa community is nothing more than pride, conceit and arrogance. Behind the high sounding names, titles, regalias, religious garments and beads there is only corruption, deception, lies, hollowness, hypocrisy and falsity. Imagine that, a tree with rotted roots promising others fruit!!! Everywhere one looks, with few exceptions, one sees only pretend, fake, simulated and superficial pseudo-spirituality!! Even the ones who consider themselves spiritual seekers have no idea of what spirituality really is! Such ones are always talking about and seeking what they have no intention in actually living!! How strange, confusing and sad this is.
It is hard, in fact, almost impossible to find real and authentic devotees and priests today. Many are happy and full of pride by just wearing a cheap veneer [superficial, fake and imitation appearance] of true and genuine spiritual knowledge and legitimate authority. Òrúnmìlà says out of 1000 people who consider themselves devotees only 20 are genuine devotees, or for every 100 people only two people are true devotees and priests! This is what Òrúnmìlà says. Today deception, lies and make-believe are promoted as spirituality!! And not only do many believe these foolish deceptions, fantasies and lies but they also pay for them [buy them]  with much enthusiasm with their hard earned money!! One oftentimes does not even get a glimpse of honesty and integrity. Selfishness, robbery and chicanery reigns supreme practically everywhere. Instead of saying that they are devotees of Ifá and irunmole-orisa these people should be honest for at least once in their lives and say that they don’t really believe in anything, or they should say that they are devotees of conceit, arrogance, pretense and deception. By so doing they would at least be speaking the truth for once according to who and what they really are on the inside.
My Ifá friends and family, those of you who really love Ifá, the irunmole-orisa and the isese, we cannot change the ways of these deceptive and fake people but let us not encourage them by following and imitating their ways. Ifá has always counted with few true followers. Be among this few. Be a true, shining and priceless diamond among the heaps of black coal that we see today. Let us live our truth and devotion with 100% sincerity and purity. If only 100 initiates genuinely live and practice the truth of Ifá with consistency, integrity and courage then the entire community would be spiritually regenerated and renewed. Be a 100% truthful and honest devotee. Truth and lies cannot be mixed. Anyone attempting to do this will injure and destroy themselves. Be a true devotee and a true priest or be nothing at all. Be a follower and devotee of the truth. The truth rewards and compensates its devotee with immeasurable blessings and benefits. The lie does not reward or compensate its follower with anything good, beneficial or satisfying. In the end the lie consumes, destroys and eats the life of its devotee. Please think these things over with a sober, realistic and sincere mind. Be mindful of the fact that as you read these words that Ifá and the irunmole-orisa are also present with you as witnesses of your reception of this instruction, admonition and teaching.
Ifá and the irunmole-orisa seek your wellbeing, peace and happiness and the wellbeing, peace and happiness of others. What you do with this instruction is up to you. What quality and kind of consequences and repercussions you experience is up to you. If you follow the good counsel of Ifá then be prepared to receive blessings upon blessings. If you neglect, ignore and go contrary to the good counsel of Ifá then be prepared to receive your own self-inflicted wounds, pain and misery. Please desist from all that is hurtful and injurious to yourself and others. Do not cheat, deceive and manipulate others. If your path is not right then this is the perfect time to set things right and make a full correction. According to your deliberate and intentional actions so will Ifá and the irunmole-orisa impartially reward you. The good will reap the fruit of his goodness. The shameless and liars will receive and be fully rewarded with the fruit of their deception and evil. What you put out is what you will unfailingly receive many times over. Everything has a limit. You’ve been admonished and warned in good time. While you have the time and opportunity please correct yourself and your ways, for the sake of your own happiness, peace and wellbeing, if your life and ways are not right before it is too late for you. If your deception, falsity and hypocrisy are severe, and you refuse to abandon them then be prepared to receive a severe and unpalatable discipline, punishment and correction. Be afraid of your evil actions because evil consequences are attached to them. Your own evil, deception and malice will reprove and punish you.
Oruko Odumare ni ka fi iyin fun.
~ Awo Òrúnmìlà Mark Casillas.
Ogboni (Onile)

OGBONI: The Great Mission of Divine Mother Edan (Onile Ogboduora)

[1] When the divine and powerful mother Edan (Onile Ogboduora) made her appearance upon this earth she did so with a specific and sacred purpose. Her manifestation upon this earth signaled a new opportunity to humanity for renewal, progress and empowered living. Her appearance signaled a fresh and new beginning for all of humanity and not just the privileged Yoruba people. Her aim and purpose was, and is, universal in scope. Edan came to bring healing, order, harmony, binding divine precepts and balance to the communities of the earth in general and to each human being in particular.
[2] You must remember and keep in mind that Edan is not a human being. Edan (Onile Ogboduora) is not Yoruba, Chinese, American, Eastern or Western. Edan is a divine personality of extraordinary abilities and supra-human powers. Edan is not from this world. She comes from a glorious and inconceivable realm of holiness, beauty and power. The intelligence, understanding, power and charismatic attractiveness of divine mother Edan are extraordinary, penetrating and outstanding. Edan can see to the depth and reality of things. She cannot be deceived, manipulated or bribed, neither does she make mistakes in the administration of her dispensation. She is beyond the grasp of human influence. She does not ever fall sway to the pettiness and fickleness that is common among humanity. Her divine sight is never obstructed and her activity cannot be hindered. Her virtue, character, personality and charisma are without equal. Even Òrúnmìlà acknowledged her greatness, efficiency, ability and uniqueness. It was after all Òrúnmìlà himself who called on Edan, his divine friend and associate for support, solutions and relief!
[3] When Edan descended from the realm of Irunmole to this earth, she appeared with fullness of divine authority, power and command. All internal and external ajogun and elenini fled before her. With the power of her majestic, divinely attractive and beautiful personality, supramundane intelligence and asé filled charisma, she was able to free and deliver the hearts and minds of the people of the negative thoughts, attitudes and unwholesome energies that were oppressing and dominating their minds.
[4] Edan was able to disarm people of their worries, fears, doubts, confusion and insecurities. To those hard-hearted and capricious ones who delighted in wrongdoing, deception, oppression and corruption she struck fear into their hearts, so that perhaps they might change their ways under her administration of forgiveness, order, empowerment and renewal. Such was and is the power and influence of divine mother Edan. Together with, and inseparable from the impartation of her ase to responsive members of humanity, she gave binding holy divine precepts and injunctions for her student-disciples to practice and implement on all levels of society and personal life.
[5] These obedient, trustworthy, loyal and reliable followers of Edan are Ogboni (the wise ones), because there is wisdom, understanding, peace, health and long-life in the obeying Edan and practicing her precepts. Outside of this one would constitute oneself an Ogberi (ignorant and foolish one), because to apparently know and not practice the truth, what is that if not the greatest ignorance, misfortune and foolishness?
[6] The divine principles of Edan became and are the vehicles of her divine presence, charisma, power, support and healing-rectifying influence. To have lived at the time of the appearance of Edan upon this sacred earth was a most extraordinary, gratifying and wonderful experience. That is if one was disposed to the divinely sanctioned and harmonious way of life she was revealing to humanity and is still revealing to humanity.
[7] The willfully stubborn, recalcitrant and belligerent ones did not and will not last long under the administration of Edan.
[8] Edan being naturally kind, just and understanding, like the precious and lovable holy mother that she is, she afforded everyone forgiveness, a new beginning without reference to past wrongs, an opportunity to change, and the blessing to avail themselves of her personal support, assurance, inspiration and power.
[9] Edan is aware of our frailties and weaknesses as human beings. No one need be fearful because of their natural weaknesses or flaws. But deliberate and intentional wrongdoing, deception, lying, dishonest practices and malicious aggression, Edan would not and will not tolerate. Edan did not appear to make us rich and famous. Edan appeared to make us partakers of true life, health, peace, security and prosperity,  through our practice of her clear teachings and our reception and enjoyment of her asé.
[10] Edan appeared to enable us to discover our divine, noble and beautiful nature. She came to restore dignity, clarity, transparency and moral health and moral cleanliness to our lives. Edan inculcated and revealed the divine truth to her intelligent and humble followers that when we are individually and collectively right within, then this inner order, health, harmony and uprightness will be revealed and expressed in the world without. The instructions of Edan were not and are not suggestions, but divinely bestowed commands and laws. They are binding and obligatory to all humanity and especially to those who devote themselves to Edan.
[11] Edan came to spiritualize our lives. The way of life that she instituted and the special teachings that she revealed are called Ogboni (the way of the truly wise and illuminated). Ogboni is a way of life. Ogboni is a way of sweetness, humility, dignity and light. Ogboni is the way of uprightness, truthfulness, rectitude and justice which leads to the full integration of ones personality and union with the Divine Spirit of harmony, truth, order, health and balance. Ogbonism revitalizes our life through our covenant with Edan, the reception of her asé, and the practice of her divine principles.
[12] To be Ogboni means to be the best of the best. It means to be a model of impeccability, trustworthiness and reliability. To be Ogboni means to be personally persuaded to pursue and do what is right, correct and proper, independently of times, places and/or circumstances. To be Ogboni means to be courageous, honorable and established in integrity. To be Ogboni means to have self-initiative, to be responsible, and to do what is right for the sake of love of truth, and not to be seen, praised and applauded by others. Formal initiation alone does not make you a follower of Edan. Formal initiation alone does not make you a true Ogboni. What is important is not that other people call you Ogboni, but that Edan acknowledges and accepts you as one of her true, loyal and obedient children. What is important is that you are Ogboni 24 hours-a-day in your thoughts, attitudes, actions and relationships.

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IFA /ORISA CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY, 2019

1.  Sango/Oya
2.  Obatala/egungun/iyaami/sanpanna
3.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/yemoja                                 **
4.  Ogun/Osoosi/orisa oko
5.  Sango/Oya
6.  Obatala/Egungu/Iyaami/sanpanna
7.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/yemoja                                 ***
8.  Ogun/osoosi /orisa oko
9.  Sango/Oya
10. Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/sanpanna
11. Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/yemoja                                 **
12. Ogun/osoosi /orisa oko
13. Sango/Oya
14. Obataala/Egungun/Iyami/Sanpanna
15. Ifa/Esu/osun/Aje/yemoja                                 **
16. Ogun/Osoosi/orisa oko
17. sango/oya
18. Obataala/Egungun/Iyami/Sanpanna
19. Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja                                 **
20. Ogun/Osoosi/orisa oko
21. Sango/Oya
22. Obatala/Egungun Iyaami/Sanpanna
23. Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja                                 ***
24. Ogun/osoosi/orisa oko
25. Sango/Oya
26. Obatala/Egungun/Iyami/Sanpanna
27. Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja **
28. Ogun/osoosi/orisa oko

**    Oroorun ose Ifa
***  Itadogun ose ifa

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IFÁ IS THE PATH OF TRUTH, REALITY AND FULFILLMENT

Ifá is a path. A path implies a road which leads to a predetermined, desired and sought out destination [objective]. A path implies that there is someone who intends to walk this path with diligence, perseverance and determination until arriving at the destination. There are some who say, “The journey is the destination” or some say “It’s not about the destination but about journey”. What do you think about these ideas or statements? What would you say?

In regard to the above sayings, Ifá disagrees with these kinds of sayings. The journey is important, there is no doubt about that, but what gives meaning, purpose and significance to the journey is the destination or final aim/purpose. The exciting journey of discovery and its destination [attainment of purpose] are equally important.

When the irunmole descended and made their appearance upon this earth they did so with a purpose and with a sense of mission. The purpose/ mission and its expected fulfillment is what gave meaning, value, significance and satisfaction to the journey, their toil, their effort and their sacrifices.

What is the aim or purpose of being an Ifá devotee? Can you give me a definitive, precise and exact answer to this question? Who determines what this aim or purpose is? Do you determine this or does Ifá determine this? What is happiness? What is fulfillment? What is power? Who determines in what consists happiness, fulfillment and power?

If you are not an enlightened devotee or follower of Ifá then that means that you determine or attempt to determine for yourself in what consists true happiness, fulfillment and power.

If you are an enlightened devotee or follower of Ifá then Ifá reveals, explains, defines and determines for us in what consists our true happiness, fulfillment and power. The devotee of Ifá is not left to himself or herself to guess or try to figure out who he/she is, why he/she is here and how can he/she live a fulfilled, meaningful and successful life. Ifá clarifies and explains these things to us in clear, precise and plain details. We can verify and know the truth of Ifá by doing what Ifá says, and by our experience of the salutary results of obeying Ifá we come to personally know the truthfulness, goodness and efficacy of Ifá, and thereby our faith in Ifá becomes confirmed and our confidence, happiness and success increases by leaps and bounds.

If you feel, think or believe that you are capable and competent in yourself, to determine for yourself, independently of superior divine guidance, what true happiness, fulfillment and power is, then why are you here reading these words, why are you approaching Ifá and seeking for solutions, possibilities and answers in Ifá?

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IFA /ORISA CALENDAR FOR JANUARY, 2019

1.  Obatala/egungun iyaami/sanpanna
2.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/yemoja                                 **
3.  Ogun/Osoosi/orisa oko
4.  Sango/Oya
5.  Obatala/egungun/iyaami/sanpanna
6.  Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/yemoja                                 ***
7.  Ogun/Osoosi/orisa oko
8.  Sango/Oya
9.  Obatala/Egungu/Iyaami/sanpanna
10. Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/yemoja                                **
11. Ogun/osoosi /orisa oko
12. Sango/Oya
13. Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/sanpanna
14. Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/yemoja                                **
15. Ogun/osoosi /orisa oko
16. Sango/Oya
17. Obataala/Egungun/Iyami/Sanpanna
18. Ifa/Esu/osun/Aje/yemoja                                **
19. Ogun/Osoosi/orisa oko
20. Sango/oya
21. Obataala/Egungun/Iyami/Sanpanna
22. Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja                                ***
23. Ogun/Osoosi/orisa oko
24. Sango/Oya
25. Obatala/Egungun Iyaami/Sanpanna
26. Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja                                **
27. Ogun/osoosi/orisa oko
28. Sango/Oya
29. Obatala/Egungun/Iyami/Sanpanna
30. Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja                                **
31. Ogun/osoosi/orisa oko

**    Oroorun ose Ifa
***  Itadogun ose ifa