Ifa Orisha Explanation of a Disease Pandemic

1 Feb

Death is our one true promise and if it is our time to leave earth, nothing can stop this from happening. Pre-mature death is quite a different matter. And we have no way of determining the difference between the two.

The 2020 Gregorian Decade, has greeted us with terrifying news of a disease pandemic, which has already taken many souls back to their ancestors. Condolences to their friends and family members. The Ifa spiritual practice accounts for this devastation by attributing the process to Orish Obaluaye. His name is a combination of King (Oba) and Earth (aye). His symbolisms are the crook, symbolising his authority and the small broom, symbolising his ability to clear away disease. He dresses in raffia to symbolise poverty, yet it is adorned with cowrie shells, a symbol of wealth. In the ifa system of divination he is associated with Oturopon Meji, the 12th binary Odu energy signature, where the spirit of disease is invoked. Orisha Egungun (the spirit of the ancestors) also features heavily in this reading. So what can we learn from these events? And how should we proceed going forwards?

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