If we have a occupation that keep us in a sedentary cycle we are literally slowly killing ourselves. Lack of frequent exercise and physical activity increases our chances of cancer an!d contributes to obesity with all of its injurious and potential deadly consequences. Continual and prolonged physical inactivity contributes to anxiety and depression. To be engaged in any type of continual and prolonged sedentary profession is dangerous because lack of exercise and continual physical activity and movements is a factor leading to cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. We can also develop diabetes due to a sedentary lifestyle. Physical inactivity is the 4th leading risk factor for global mortality. Less siting and more moving combined with healthy diet and adequate sleep is ideal. A sedentary lifestyle also contributes to have sleeping problems. If we don’t get enough deep sleep our brain and bodies cannot diffuse stress and cannot heal itself properly. Inactivity also contribute to loss of bone mass and is linked with high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels which can lead to stroke, diabetes and other debilitating illnesses. It would be a great error and potentially fatal blunder for any babalawo to think that it is okay to not get enough daily physical exercise. To neglect this is to needlessly put oneself in peril.

The ancient awo were not so sedentary. Even Òrúnmìlà was not sitting around all day and just working upon the Opon Ifá. He alternated his Ifá ministry with adequate physical activity like walking and traversing distances while performing his duties from one town to the other. (OGBE – IKA) Òrúnmìlà did not just practice Ifá, he was also a master farmer, gardener, herbalist and exercised himself in agricultural activities. So he definitely maintained his health through regular exercise and short periods of rigorous but healthy activity.

It was nothing complicated. Many holy men and woman that like to live in monasteries, hermitages and in isolated places often suffer from the things I mentioned previously because of lack of adequate and consistent exercise and nutritious diet. Sometimes they have an unfounded zeal thinking that Olodumare is going to change, overturn or disregard the laws of nature just because they are serving him. That is a wrong and dangerous attitude to have because Olodumare has never taught us to disregard our duty and responsibility to take care of ourselves. Yes Olodumare does add life and longevity to His devoted awo, there is no doubt about it but we also have to do our willing and able part to contribute to our own health and well-being
Serving Ifá does not absolve us of our responsibility and duty to take care of ourselves to the best of our ability and means.Just like in ages where the only means of transportation is bicycle and the awo of then will travel for almost  7 days on the road or more to neighbour village either on their bicycles (which is a good example of work out tools) or with their legs, this really helps them to stylishly engage in exercise but this days all priest wants to end up riding  an exotic car and their routine became from temple to the car to meeting/flexing and back home to the bed, those exotic car can’t be taking to the forest in search of roots and leafs, thus all this affect us physically as an awo orunmila.
It is a know fact that orunmila was a good athlete’s,  is a good gamer because he played game with  death in many verses and won.( OGUNDAKETE). We implore us to engage in a good physical exercise and this will help us a lot because health is wealth.
Aboru aboye bosise!!!

Ogbo ato asure iwori wofun


Aboru Aboye
In life we sometimes find ourselves stuck in a rut. We are trying to do all kinds of things and yet we are going nowhere or so it seems. What to do? What can possibly and mostly likely be the causes for such a predicament? There are certain things that Ifá points out as most likely causes for this situation. Ifá reveals to us that there are three primary and essential disciplines that WE MUST have and must consistent practice, in an even, fully integrated and balanced way to succeed in our noble endeavors and aspirations. Before I explain these principles I will first share a brief Ifá based story to serve us a basis of pragmatic understanding.
Once there was a person who was complaining about his lot in life and dissatisfied with the lack of success, prosperity  and enjoyment that he felt he should be having, so he went to consult Ifá: This is what Ifá told him.

Mind you that Ifá is so proper, considerate and kind that instead of just plainly telling the man to stop being lazy and to stop living in a fantasy world, Ifá instructed him in a skillful and indirect way so that the man did not feel that he was being scolded and reprimanded for his actual lazy and laid back lifestyle. Ifá told him to not disregard developing his character, Ifá then told him to offer ebo, and after he attended to his character (attitude and disposition) and offered Ebo, Ifá told him to go to his back yard and to take out the rake, plow and hoe and start working the land, planting good crops and attending to the crops. The man without issue took into consideration the improving of his character, he joyfully and speedily offered ebo but was reluctant to do the work of plowing, seeding, planting, de-weeding and raking because he was lazy and lax at heart but he forced himself to do it. Before long not only did he have enough food to sustain himself and his relatives he also made a handsome fortune in selling his produce to others.

In this Ifá based story we see the three principles for success, happiness, peace and abundance. Iwa, Ebo and energetic personal effort, dedication and wholehearted involvement to study, prepare oneself and practice of a needful, useful, honest and profitable trade or profession. All three of these elements must be cultivated and practiced with enthusiasm in a even way, consistent and integrated way.
Some people are quick to offer Ebo because it is relatively easy but they neglect character development and practical-persistent: dedication, action, real work, study and practice of something useful that others would handsomely compensate you for.
Some people have practical action and industriousness but they lack good character and the added blessings that accrue to the one who does ebo.
Some people have a decent and somewhat commendable character but they are lazy, lax and allergic to work of any kind and they don’t offer ebo regularly.(OTURAIMELE)

Some people don’t have any of these things to their credit and some have them in a disjointed, disconnected, disharmonious, inconsistent and uneven way.
It is safe to say that generally when we are in a rut it is enough because we are lacking one of these things or a combination of them. (1) Good character-honest conduct, (2) ebo, and (3) zeal, energy and industriousness applied to study, dedication and practice of something useful, good, profitable and satisfying  both aesthetically and financially. We cannot just do ebo and then neglect our morals and conduct and then sit lazily and indulgently on our laurels and expect things to magically come together! From nothing comes nothing! From incomplete work comes nothing! From badly done work comes nothing. Life, happiness, prosperity and success is about balancing out the essentials and consistently practicing the essentials.
Ebo alone is not going to fix your problems or lack of satisfaction with your life and/or fix your needs for money and so forth.
Good character alone is inadequate without training and expertise in some trade, art and skill reinforced by the spiritual blessings of ebo.

Practical ability and skill alone will only go so far without iwa and ebo. Without iwa and ebo our practical efforts and the potential benefits of our industry will be limited and restricted. We cannot do the bare minimum and expect a great and abundant yield. We cannot think, expect or assume that Ifá through Ebo is going to make up for our laziness, laxity and indulgence. Ifá through Ebo will not and cannot substitute for our lack of morals, character and honestly. We need all three.
Well friends, think these things over. Ponder them honestly and take from it what will prove to be of benefit and blessing to you.
May Òrúnmìlà confer his choicest and most select blessings on all who receive, internalize and practice these words of guidance and admonition. Asé.
Ogbo ato asure iworiwofun
Ifa - ikin


May the blessings of Ifá-Olodumare be with you. Express gratitude and love to Olodumare for all you have. Count your blessings and remember the One who confers upon you life, health, clothing, family, medicine and all of your wonderful senses. The awo who devotes himself to Olodumare will in turn be served, prospered and protected by all Irunmole. Honor, love, respect and devotion is the way to receive all the mysteries, powers and blessings from Olodumare. Be strong and follow Ifá-Olodumare and you will triumph and gain great attainments.

Olodumare is always giving us so many wonderful things. Olodumare gives freely out of His kindness. He never sends you a bill for the light and heat you receive from the sun. Olodumare never sends you a bill for the water that falls from the sky or the air you breath. Olodumare has given you life, intelligence, feelings and senses. He has not sent you a bill for any of these things. He has not charged you for any of it. He has given abundantly without expectation simply out of His kind and loving nature. He has provided you with mother, father, friends and family to make your life sweet, meaningful and satisfying. He has given you His guidance to direct your path and to show you how to live with dignity, honor and satisfaction. He has blessed you with a health constitution and a good mind. Even when you are not mindful of Olodumare and are not thinking of Him, Olodumare is always mindful of you and He always has you in His thoughts. Olodumare has cared for you and has loved you through the care, concern, guidance and protection of your father, mother, elders, teachers and community. Olodumare has assigned special divine guardians, the Irunmole-Orisa to look over you, to assist you, to encourage you and guide your steps. All of these things are the voice and expressions of Olodumare’s fondness, respect, care and consideration towards you. Not only has Olodumare already given but, He still ceaselessly giving to you and supplying your day to day needs. Olodumare lives to bring delight, goodness and satisfaction to your life. He delights in the success of your efforts and disciplined actions. All of these things and much more is Olodumare engaged in doing for you. At some point we have to reflect and think, “What am I doing for Olodumare?”, “I am always taking and talking but what do I offer to Olodumare in gratitude and appreciation that He will truly receive and accept?”, “Do I live for Olodumare or do I live for myself?”, “Do I cultivate a genuine friendship and devotion towards Olodumare or do I remember Him only in my time of need, struggles or problems?”, “When I do attempt to do something for Olodumare do I do it from a heart of thankfulness or love or do I do it because I feel indebted and I just want to “pay” Him back so I don’t feel in debt to Him anymore?” “What am I doing with the health, resources, intelligence, life and time that Olodumare has allotted to me which demonstrates my deep gratitude, continual commitment and unswerving devotion to Olodumare?”, “When will I begin to inquire about Olodumare and to follow wholeheartedly His divine path like Obatala, Òrúnmìlà and Ela?”

Life is a gift from Olodumare. If you have the basic needs to sustain and uphold your life and if beyond this you have more then consider yourself rich and blessed with abundance. This is the definition of richness and abundance according to Ifá and not the ogberi who is never satisfied and content with what he has, neither is he appreciative of what he has been given beyond the essentials. So you must think: “What can I do for my Eleda?”, “What will I do for my Oluwo Olodumare to honor Him and bring Him continual pleasure and delight?” “What can I do to bring something fresh and original from the divine treasury of Olodumare that will add to goodness, blessing, safety, beauty and happiness of the world?”

We ask and ask Ifá-Olodumare for so many things. But are we truly appreciate for what we already have, for what He has already given us? Are we cognizant of the fact that we are constantly receiving benefit upon benefit from Olodumare? Do we value and treasure the gifts and blessings we have, or do we simply take Olodumare and His benefits for granted? We ask and ask from Ifá-Olodumare, but are we asking for the purpose of bringing blessing, benefit, relief and succor to others or are we asking selfishly only for ourselves? Reflect upon these things in your heart. Make it your aim to know Olodumare and to revere, honor and obey His principles wholeheartedly. Make it your aim to assimilate the divine nature and character of Olodumare more and more into your life, through personal and daily iwure, Ifá reflection, unselfish works and association with noble, sincere and godly people. Fellowship and worship in a reputable Ijo brings delight and joy to Olodumare and immeasurable benefits to our lives, family and community. Think about these things and be moved by the light and power of Ifá-Olodumare to do what is pleasing and acceptable to Ifá-Olodumare on your own initiative. Seek to please Ifá-Olodumare and not people and you will be a true winner and champion in life.

Ela ‘boru. Ela ‘boye. Ela ‘bosise.

Crown (ancestral pride)


Guiding, assisting and leading others to happiness, success, wellbeing and health is a very serious and delicate matter. Guiding, assisting and leading others in things divine, spiritual, psychological and physiological must be a sacred vocation in our lives, for us to be able to succeed in this field of divine service. The foundation of happiness is training, experience, understanding and knowledge, and not just any kind of knowledge. Only accurate knowledge, factual knowledge, impartial knowledge, realistic knowledge and truthful knowledge can be a vehicle for imparting unshakable certainty, benefit, confidence, stability, health, prosperity and happiness to others. Truth is that which is dependable, real, stable, constant and reliable. Truth, experience, understanding and knowledge, ——— bound together with kindness and concern are the requisites to enable us to be good and efficient guides, educators and illuminators. Today we live in a world where many people lacking all kinds of basic qualifications are propping themselves up as spiritual guides, healers and life counselors. This is a dangerous, disheartening and unfortunate trend. There are many people lacking true understanding of the true causes of diverse problems, lacking in honesty, lacking in bonafide training, lacking in extensive life experiences and lacking in deep wisdom who are offering their fruitless, inefficient and useless ‘services’ as spiritual guides, healers, seers, counselors and interpreters of the divine will. If people would just take a little time and care to examine, study and observe the way and lives of these so-called ‘counselors’, pseudo healers and so-called ‘spiritual guides’ they would easily safeguard themselves from much sorrow, deception, danger, disenchantment, dissatisfaction and disillusion. A true spiritual guide must first know how to guide, educate and order his own life.

How can an unstable, disorderly, confused and erratic person be qualified to guide you, assist you and direct you in divine, spiritual, psycho-physical and secular matters? A genuine, intelligent, masterful, capable and experienced guide, counselor and gifted spiritualist does not tell a person what they should and should not do. A true teacher lays out the facts, the pro’s and the con’s and allows the other person to decide and make up their own mind as to the best way to proceed. A gifted seer, sympathetic guide and understanding counselor shares with others what he has found and knows that works for him, as well as other divinely bestowed insights and considerations, but he leaves it squarely to the listener to weigh the information and to decide for himself whether he will apply it or not. Many people do not really want a true guide or counselor. What they want is someone to take responsibility for their lives. They want someone to take responsibility for their success and/or failures. A true seer, spiritual practitioner, healer, counselor and sage does not offer himself to become a crutch for people, neither does he make himself appear to be the cause of the success, recovery and wellbeing of the client or patient. A true guide offers insight, knowledge and spiritual energy to enable the other person to make their own conclusion and decision. A true interpreter of divine wisdom empowers others to take sole responsibility for what they decide upon and to take full responsibility for what they choose to do. A genuine guide does not speak down to others and does not force his counsel, guidance, advice and insights on others. A genuine guide speaks with the authority and stamp of truth, clarity, veracity, integrity, genuine concern and clear reason but it is up to the listener alone to ponder and reason out the path that he will follow. A genuine and enlightened spiritual practitioner should only speak about what he knows and should offer relevant counsel, guidance and instruction only if he has actual knowledge and expertise in relation to the problem, condition or issue at hand. A true knower of divine wisdom and a true empowered spiritual practitioner does not stoop down to offer people imaginary solutions to very real problems. Neither does a true spiritual guide, practitioner and healer stoop down to misguide, mislead and convince people to accept imaginary and non-existent causes as the reasons for present actual problems, issues and concerns. A kind, sincere and able counselor, guide and spiritual worker should not promise to his client or patient what he knows is not in his power to fulfill. If you are a spiritual practitioner and counselor then offer and give relevant, practical and efficient spiritual solutions. If you are not a medical doctor or licensed medical practitioner of acknowledged alternative medicines then you should not be offering or recommending medical and/or herbal remedies to anyone because you do not know what very real spiritual, psychological and physiological effects/reactions these are going to have on a person. A wise, trained and expert spiritual practitioner and worker is a professional and knows that he should not overstep his boundaries and should not attempt to go beyond the scope of his actual ability, training and expertise. If a spiritual practitioner lacks the specific kind knowledge and expertise to resolve the situation of a client he should refer the client to someone who does. Beware of the so-called spiritual worker and so-called spiritual guide who attempts to give the impression that he has all the answers, solutions and remedies to your problems, concerns and issues. Run away from such a person for your own sake, wellbeing and benefit. An expert spiritual worker, seer, guide and spiritual practitioner should not substitute real and essential knowledge for imaginary knowledge and untrue remedies. If we abide by these principles both the spiritual worker and the client-patient will benefit and will be safeguarded from undesirable, regrettable and calamitous repercussions.


One should investigate wisely and carefully before submitting oneself to someone else’s counsel and advice. Counsel, spiritual work and advice are only worthwhile, beneficial and acceptable if the one offering it is an expert in his field of knowledge. It is a strange phenomenon that we see happening today: When a person is physically ill he makes sure that he seeks and entrusts himself to the care and direction of a duly qualified trained physician who has laboriously studied, trained and practiced for 10-12 years before being certified to be able to begin his practice. Yet when it comes to matters of ones heart, spirit and mind, as well as matters relating to ones destiny, people are willing to submit themselves to any foolish scoundrel and imposter who can put on a good show and knows how to offer vain hopes to people. This is sad but it is something happening the world over. We must be true, honest and knowledgeable spiritual practitioners and workers and if we are not then we should refrain from any practice for the sake of the benefit of clients-patients and ourselves. A spiritual practitioner and worker is responsible for the advice, treatment and counsel he gives and the effects and/or reactions it produces. If you don’t know something just stay quiet but never pretend, assume or suggest that you know, if not for any other reason, because of the fact that you don’t know anything about it. Those who avail themselves of the assistance, guidance and help of spiritual practitioners, spiritual workers and seers should investigate carefully and patiently to whom it is that he will be entrusting his situation and it’s outcome to. Spiritual practitioners and clients-patients have a moral, ethical and professional responsibility towards one another. Each one expects to receive the facts, truth and complete picture from the other. There must be a bond of trust, confidence and confidentiality. A true, knowledgeable, trained and kind spiritual practitioner will consistently produce positive, discernible and tangible benefits, results and effects in the life of the person whom he is serving, counseling and treating. A spiritual worker and practitioner must practice with a an ethical spirit of altruism, honesty and compassion. A genuine spiritual practitioner will never rob a client-patient of his resources, hopes, time and wellbeing. It is imposible for an authentic, trained and experienced practitioner to overstep the boundaries of trust and integrity. If the person whom you consult has a reputation for deception, cheating and for not materializing benefits, healings, corrections and solutions, then why would you go to see such a person. If you discover that the person with whom you are acquainting yourself with has lied to you once or has cheated you once, then you already know what kind of person is before you. So simply never see this person again. It is that simple. Well friends, think these things over, take of it what you find useful and beneficial, and be blessed.

Ela ‘boru. Ela ‘boye. Ela ‘bosise.

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The Odu ifa casted for today’s Itadogun Ifa reading is OGBE-OWONRIN(OGBEWUNLE), with the blessing of good and sound health, ifa ask us to make sacrifice and appease our ifa so that good fortune can come on our way and prosperity can descend on us.

Ifa said and I quote:

“Oju pan koko mafo,

Oro gboni jiki yin ninu,

Bope boya, oro tin gboni ko ni le pa ni,

Adifa fun isin ti ko se ti koro, ti omo araye yio ma wa legbo,

Nje, oro k’oro ti e da isin,

Omo isin ko ni saila.”


“Redding of an eyes does not make it go blind

An issue that disturb someone will surely come to an end,

Cast divination for isin,

that does not offend anyone but people kept uprooting the taproot,

Thus, no matter the amount of evil done to uproot isin,

all his seed will germinate”






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