The words of Ifá are the utterances and thoughts of Olodumare, the supreme Baba. Through the instructions of Ifá we get the best type of spiritual and material knowledge to guide us, improve our lives and to find fulfillment, joy and dignity in our lives. Regular study and reflection on the words of Ifá will keep us away from wrongdoing, sorrow and regret. Through regular study, reflection and practice of the divine instructions of Ifá our hope and joy in life will increase. When we live according to Ifá and we dedicate ourselves to practicing the training precepts of Ifá, Ifá will takes us away from impure, shameful and unwholesome paths and will lead us and establish us in paths of wholesomeness, safety, joy and peace making our lives pure and serene. Whenever our minds become agitated or disturbed Ifá will alert and guide us to the path of peace, serenity, harmony and wellbeing. We should study and consider the guidance of Ifá with at least an inititial measure of faith as a starting point. We should resolve in our own hearts to obey the wholesome, positive and uplifting injunctions of Ifá thereby following the example of Òrúnmìlà and proving ourselves his sincere pupils, children and followers. With great love and affection we should daily consider some teaching from Ifá.
You will find in Ifá immense help, clarity, insight and inspiration by which to brighten your present and future. Everyday, a deep study of just one ese Ifá, seriously thinking over its message joined to an honest and committed effort to put it into action will prove magical in a very short period. Nobody becomes a wise, virtuous and empowered person by mere luck or good fortune.
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One becomes wise, virtuous and imbued with divine power by virtue of ones qualities, deeds, excellence of nature and dedication of ones life to the welfare of others. These are the kinds of persons that draw the attention of the Irunmole and become recipients of the endowment of grace, authority and power that the Irunmole entrusts to worthy, reliable and honest human beings.
“Ifá I seek your protection; Ifá I cling to you tightly for health, strength and life…”
“Ifá keep your watchful eye on me, and give me ire…”
“Ifá I am not the perfect organizer, you organize things better than anyone else.”
“To know Òrúnmìlà is to know eternal life…”
“Ifá is King. Orisa is special. Olodumare is the King worth depending upon. That is the message of Ifá, the sacred black ikin, the offspring of Ajaniwarun when traveling from heaven to earth. Behold! Of all human endeavors Ifá is the only one that has in its possession the most beneficial, advantageous and (spiritually) profitable ventures.”
“Ifá is the one that saves mankind.”