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Ifá Message Of Divine Optimism, Confidence, Assurance, Inspiration And Enthusiasm

[Ifá-Orisa]: Ifá message of divine optimism, confidence, assurance, inspiration and enthusiasm. Do not despair. Never lose hope and never give up.

Aboru Aboye. Ogbo ato asure iworiwofun. Àse.

Do not think or worry about who is on your side or who is not on your side while going about your service to Olódùmarè and Ifá. With great joy, enthusiasm and expectancy just think about how and in what wonderful way the àse of Olódùmarè Enitolaaye will manifest in your life.

Give space, time and occasion for the divine guiding power to manifest. When you do all things with care, love, respect, truthfulness and honesty, Olódùmarè will take personal and direct charge of all your affairs and will cause all your doings to bring forth abundant and satisfying fruit. Do not worry yourself as to how, when and where the divine àse will manifest itself in your life.

Do not see any secondary causes in your life, just acknowledge and see Olódùmarè alone, the supreme controller, master and guide of all things. Do not consider people, places, circumstances and things as the directors and/or determiners of your life.

Above all, and behind all, see the gracious and loving hand of Olódùmarè at work in you and in your life. Olódùmarè will surely bring accomplishment, peace, satisfaction, success, health [vitality] and prosperity into your life. Your patience, effort and perseverance will surely be rewarded. Just do not give up. Get up and try again. Keep moving forward.

Just be at peace, and know with unshakeable and unwavering assurance that the divine àse will unfailingly manifest. Deepen your trust in Olódùmarè and let your actions be the expression of the flow of the gracefulness, pure energy and invigorating power of Eledumare. Do your level best in all things, be inwardly still, tranquil and at peace.

Exert yourself diligently as if all depended upon you, but know in your heart that all manifests due to àse, grace, presence and will of Olódùmarè. Do not consider your actions and endeavors as something separate from the actions and endeavors of Olódùmarè. Affirm and recognize your essential and qualitative oneness with the Source Supreme, Olorun-Alaaye. Olódùmarè’s actioning is your actioning. Your actions are Olódùmarè’s actions.

Be calm, serene and at peace with yourself. You need not know how, when, in what way and where the relief and aid will come from. Why trouble yourself with what is not necessary when you can be at peace through the power of faith, trust and confidence in the Divine leading you! Having entrusting your situation, dilemma, problem and/or concern to Olódùmarè, know that the answer and solution is swiftly on its way and will reach you at the best and most [excellent] propitious time.

You are perfection in the making. All precious, shining, resplendent and finely faceted diamonds start off as a dark pieces of charcoal, but through the divinely established process of programmed tensions, pressures and stressors it emerges a transformed, beautiful, peerless, translucent, priceless and luminous gem.

Delight in your trials, glory in your challenges and thrive in your moments of adversity because that means that at any moment the mystic, pure and holy gem within you is soon to emerge and be revealed! Your true divine identity, greatness and power is to be manifested! Do not exasperate yourself. Practice patience, gentleness and kindness towards yourself. You will surely attain [obtain] benefit and advancement beyond your personal hopes and expectations, of this there is no doubt.

Olorun Alaaye [the master of limitless, immeasurable and boundless life [vitality] is with you! Àse.

Olorun Alaaye [Enitolaaye] [the supreme absolute truth and power] is with you and within you! You will succeed! Do not give up! You will surely break through the barrier of resistance and achieve your sincere goals! You will defeat and transcend all negativity, pessimism, hindrances and obstacles! You will be made stronger by your experiences and you will unfailingly triumph! You will surely advance, triumph and succeed because your iponri and ori will not abandon you and will not allow you to give up! You will be a better, new and more advanced you! Àse.

Do not dwell on the past. Let go of the past [past mistakes, past errors, past offenses, past hurts]. Let it go and your present and future will become light, joyful, serene and new [refreshed]. Àse.

Forgive others and forgive yourself. Do not repeat what has caused you regret, sorrow and pangs of conscience in the past. You have been created for great, marvelous and wonderful purposes, so have no fear or worry. Àse.

Dignity, honor, peace and abundance are yours. Àse.

Blessings, honor, success and prosperity will follow wherever you go! Àse. Peace, joy, abundance and happiness will be your constant companions. Àse.

Make a fresh start. From this day forward do not allow any palm-oil [negativity, impurity and pessimism] stain your [spiritual] white garments. Àse.

Do not despair. Never give up and do not lose hope. Àse.

Oruko Odumare ni ka fi iyin fun. Àse.
Oruko Odumare ni ka fi iyin fun. Àse.
Oruko Odumare ni ka fi iyin fun. Àse.

May you be comforted, strengthened and empowered by these truths. Àse.

Aboru Aboye. Ogbo ato asure iworiwofun. Àse.

~ Awo Òrúnmìlà Mark Casillas /!!!\ A.O.M.C. /!!!\

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[Ifá-Orisa]: What Forgiveness IS and What Forgiveness is NOT

Don’t ruin, Destroy and Lose a Good Friendship and Relationship.

Forgiveness is the divine path to freedom, peace of mind, happiness and progress. Forgiveness blesses the forgiver and the one being forgiven. Forgiveness clears, unclogs and removes the muck of bad feelings, enmity and tension that are blocking up the channels of friendliness, love, harmony and peace.

Forgiveness frees the forgiver from feelings and thoughts of anger, irritation, revenge, hurtfulness and it removes the heavy load or burden of awkwardness and indifference. When we forgive others we release them from the heavy weight, unease and pain of a bad conscience, and we release them from the grasp of the ‘ghost’ of ill feelings and regret so that they can [with greater ease and freedom] make forward progress again.

Forgiveness establishes harmony and feelings of amity. This is what forgiveness is and what it does. Having said this let us be clear, direct, honest and realistic. The heart can forgive completely but the mind will always remember and recall the harm, deception and hurtfulness inflicted by another. Just because we have honestly and wholeheartedly forgiven someone that does not mean that trust and confidence has been restored. Just because someone has sincerely forgiven us that does not mean that trust and confidence has been restored. Trust and confidence will have to be earned again, that is if it can be restored [recovered] at all!

Just because we have forgiven someone that does not mean that we have to have anything to do with that person again. Forgiveness is about gaining and giving release from past wrongs, ill feelings, pained and agitated emotions, and offenses so that both parties can go on with their lives. Sometimes the relationship can be saved and restored and sometimes it simply cannot be even though sincere and wholehearted forgiveness has been given.

Your forgiveness to another does not mean that that person now has the right and expectation to relate to you like if nothing happened! You do not have to interact with that person at all.

Just because someone has sincerely forgiven you that does not mean that you have the right and expectation to think that that person will continue to relate and correspond with you like if nothing happened!

Forgiveness is about freeing oneself from weight and burden of past wrongs and about healing ones own heart and mind. Forgiveness is about freeing others from the weight and burden of past wrongs and about bringing healing to their hearts and minds. Only Olódùmarè and accomplished holy, mature and virtuous people can completely and deeply both forgive and forget from the heart and mind. You cannot realistically expect this high level of forgiveness from the everyday common person.

In addition for another person to be eligible to be forgiven by you they have to have a genuine change of heart and life and must ask you for your forgiveness. You cannot really forgive them without their request in the abstract, or in their absence because such a forgiveness is not entirely real or complete. Such a kind of forgiveness might give some small sentimental or mental satisfaction or relief, but it is nonsensical because it is not complete. You cannot expect others to forgive you in the abstract or in the absence of your sincere request for forgiveness.

So if you have forgiven another that does not make everything okay like if nothing happened, and you do not have to have anything to do with that person again. If someone has forgiven you that does not make everything okay and that does not mean that everything is like it was before. They no longer have to have anything to do with you.

This is what forgiveness is and what it is not.

It is better and ideal to not offend, deceive or hurt another to begin with so as to avoid the loss of trust and friendship. Do not hurt others and do not allow others to hurt you. If you offend, deceive and hurt another then be prepared to forever lose what good have been a good, lasting and meaningful friendship and relationship. Forgiveness does not guarantee that things will be or can be as they were before. Live and relate to others in such a way that you have no regrets and that you will not require the forgiveness of another.

May the blessings of Òrúnmìlà Awinrin be with all sincere readers [students] of this message. Àse.

~ Awo Òrúnmìlà Mark Casillas /!!!\ A.O.M.C. /!!!\

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Ifá Is The Path Of Simplicity, Naturalness And Ease

We all live in a difficult, challenging and complicated world. The amount of things that affect us today are bewildering. With the advent of modern technology and social media the world has become smaller and in many ways more connected but at the same time the hearts and minds of people are more far apart than ever. Today humanity lives disconnected for nature, from one another and from its own wholesome essential nature. Humanity lives alienated from itself. Superficiality, shallowness, strife and vanity are reigning unchecked in the lives of countless people. Many ask, “Why are we here?”, “What are we living for?”, “Why the increase in emotional and mental health issues today?”, “Why the disparity between what we know is the right thing to do and the actual implementation of what is right?”

Individually and collectively, directly and indirectly we have complicated our own lives. Sometimes others have complicated our lives. We have fragmentized ourselves. Ifá has the realistic, practical and satisfying answers to our questions, problems and concerns but we must personally take the time to study, reflect and discover what Ifá has to say to us. Our present age of stress, anxiety and worry is ready for and direly in need of Ifá. Ifá means that which brings coolness, freshness [revitalization] and harmony to one’s life. Ifá is that which attracts and manifested the harmonizing powers of creation which bestow freshness, vigor, stability and healing to our lives.

Nature did not create us to live lives of anxiety, worry, fear and stress. Our current manner of living and thinking are at the root of the anxiety, worry, fear and stress that we see and experience today. We have moved away from the nourishing root which gives life, health and vitality. This root is Ifá. The àse that flows from the actions of Ifá and from the practical teachings which flow from Ifá have one main purpose in our lives. That purpose is to establish us in a life of true peace, wellbeing and happiness which is characterized by simplicity, naturalness, ease and wholesomeness.

Nature is inherently bright, harmonious, healthy, vibrant, joyful and peaceful. Ifá is the wisdom and power of nature. Ifá exists to bring us into harmony with nature’s law. This state of balance, harmony and equilibrium is our true and natural state. If we take a fish out of its natural habitat which is the ocean or river and place it on land it immediately experiences pangs of distress, anxiety and unhappiness because its equilibrium, harmony and balance has been disturbed. As soon as the fish is placed back in the waters it immediately recovers it peace, balance, health and happiness. In like manner Ifáyelele is the true and natural state of humanity.  When we live disconnected from Ifá we also begin to feel the symptoms of disharmony. We also begin to experience pangs of distress, anxiety and unhappiness because our equilibrium, harmony and peace has been disturbed. Ifá exists to restore and maintain this harmony, health, wellbeing, equilibrium and happiness in our lives. Our true spiritual place of habitation is called Ifáyelele.

Ifá exists outside of us as well as within us. Nature’s law exists and operates within us, and nature’s law exists and operates outside of us. The guiding directives of nature, or the protective functions of nature are what we call orisa.  Ifá is able to bring to us balance, stability, peace, success, happiness, health and progress by revealing and explaining to us what we need to think and do so that our lives are harmonized or brought into harmony with the guiding directives of nature, or the protective functions of nature, i.e. the orisa, and in harmony with our true selves. Ifá is able to impart àse [healing, harmonizing and rectifying power] directly to our lives and Ifá is also able to give us the means to receive the àse of the orisa into our lives, situation and circumstance.  Ifá and the orisa are never out of sync with us. It is we who for various reasons can find ourselves to be out of sync with Ifá and the orisa.

When we are in harmony with Ifá [Ifáyelele] this means that we are in harmony with all the protective functions of nature and with our true selves, and therefore we enjoy, feel and experience the symptoms or fruits of that harmony. The fruits of being in harmony with Ifá are what we call authentic and naturally arising peace, happiness, contentment, health, peace, prosperity, rectitude, simplicity and empowered intelligence. When we are in harmony with Ifá we are in harmony with nature and with our true innate fundamental goodness. When we are in harmony with Ifá the negative conditions of shallowness, superficiality, anxiety, worry, melancholy, despair, disconnectedness and unhappiness flee from us. Ifá is able to repair and correct whatever it is obstructing the natural flow of our peace, happiness, fulfillment, wellbeing and prosperity.

It need not be hard or difficult to have and enjoy this harmony because this harmony is intrinsic to our being. This is why our hearts seek this harmony. When we are searching for happiness, peace and fulfillment what we are actually searching for is the peace, strength, knowledge, experience and power of our true selves i.e. Ifáyelele.

Ifá is about enjoying and celebrating life by being truly alive, radiant, bright and joyful. If we live artificial, fake, pretend and superficial lives then we will always find ourselves alienated from true peace, happiness, contentment and from ourselves. When we live disconnected from nature and nature’s law the result is a sense of hollowness, dissatisfaction, discontent, alienation, purposelessness, despair, melancholy and meaninglessness. There is no need or reason for us to live such an empty life. We are created to be vessels and embodiments of life, light, wellbeing, peace, clarity, enthusiasm, optimism and contentment. We are created to enjoy endless and ever-increasing divine delight, satisfaction, contentment and pleasure.

I want to invite you to reconsider your relationship to Ifá and your understanding of Ifá. I want to invite you to reconsider your relationship to the orisa and your understanding of the orisa. The orisa also dwell in Ifáyelele and it is to Ifáyelele that they invite us. Dive deep in your Ifá studies. Seek to acquire a direct, simple and profound spiritual comprehension of Ifá. Ifá is sweet. Ifá is beautiful. Ifá is the path of naturalness, ease, comfort and satisfaction.

In Ifáyelele we will know and discover that all the wholesome qualities and divine potencies are already ours. We need only to recognize this fact, and by recognizing this reality we will immediately experience its power, delightfulness, benefit and beauty. The natural result of such recognition is a life which expresses genuine simplicity, loving-kindness, rectitude, gratitude, inner-strength and humility. By recognizing and experiencing Ifáyelele we cease to be fragmented persons and we become whole, unified, balanced and clear-sighted.

By approaching Ifá and ordering our steps according to Ifá we refresh, increase and strengthen the àse in our lives which makes it possible for us to recognize, experience and express the essential truths of our being according to the sacred revelations and confidential teachings of Ifá.

When we are living in this joyous, supramundane, satisfying and wonderful condition we carry this state and condition of mind, attitude, spirit and living into our relationships, our friendships, our community, our homes and our places of employment thus contributing directly and indirectly to the establishment of Ifáyelele in others.

By the association of others with you and you with others Ifá will communicate to them his blessings, presence, graces, benefits and ability. When we are in harmony with Ifá, Ifá causes us to see, come in contact with and experience the seeds of goodness, beauty and truth within ourselves.

Life is hard and complicated enough as it is. Our spirituality [faith and practice] need not be hard or complicated. Remember and never forget that Ifá is the path of simplicity, naturalness and ease.

May you all be blessed, encouraged and inspired by this consideration. Àse.

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ITADOGUN READING (03-JULY-2020) – OSA-OGBE (ỌSA ÈṢÙ)

The Odu Ifa casted for today Ọsẹ Ifa is OSA-OGBE (ỌSA ÈṢÙ), it came with Ire Aje (Blessings of Wealth), ifa ask us to specially appease esu with bean cake called akara because of our financial situation, and ifa warns us not to look down on any visitors and we should treat everyone around us very well.

Jogbo loro
Mo ra akara k’eṣu
Adifa fun ọrunmila
O n foju sunrawun ire aje
Wọn ni ẹbọ ni kò ṣe
Nje, Jogbo loro
Mo ra akara ko èṣù
Akara n mo ra ko èṣù ni ire gbogbo wọlé de.
Translation
Jogbo loro
I bought some bean cake to feed èṣù
Cast Divination for ọrunmila
When he was hustling for wealth
He was ask to make sacrifice
Thus, Jogbo loro
I bought bean cake for èṣù
It is the bean cake i bought for èṣù that brings about all blessings.

May èṣù never delay our blessings.

Àṣẹ’ntedumare

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IFA/ÒRÌSÀ CALENDAR FOR JULY, 2020

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
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/Iyami/Sanpana
27. Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun                    **
28. Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
29. Sango/Oya
30. Ọbatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
31. Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemọja/Olókùn                    **

** Ọrọọrun Ọsẹ Ifá
*** Itadogun Ọsẹ Ifá

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ITADOGUN READING (17-JUNE-2020)

OGBE-IRETE (Ogbe-atẹ)

The odu ifa cast today’s for ọsẹ ifa is OGBE-IRETE (Ogbe-atẹ)
Ifa saw blessing of longetivity for us all and ifa ask us to make sacrifice and also appease our ori
Ifa said there is an enemy that is taller in stature and big than us in all ways, ifa said he is not happy with us and we should make sacrifice to triumph over him or her, and our ori will fight for us.
In ogbe atẹ, ifa saw Goodluck coming for us that we don’t even labour for and we should appease osun at morẹrẹ with many bitter cola for longetivity.

Ifa said and I quote:

Ara n boto n bẹtẹ
Adifa fun
Olongbo o n bọ wọ kan
Fun erin
Àwọn méjèèjì jọ n ṣe kungba ara wọn
Wọn ni ẹbọ ni ki wọn ṣe
Olongbo nikan ni n bẹ lehin ti tọju ẹbọ
Ẹbọ ti ẹ lo da ju
Ǹjẹ́, ara n boto, n bẹtẹ
mo ṣe bi ori olongbo o ṣe t’erin

Translation
Ara n boto n bẹtẹ
Cast divination
For cat and elephant
When two of them were having issues between them
They were ask to make sacrifice
It is the cat that made sacrifice and it’s was manifested
Thus, the cat triumph
Even regardless of how bigger elephant head