As a Manifestation of Olodumare, it is our Birthright to flourish. According to IFÁ, “To flourish” simply means, to express your full essence as ènìyàn(Spiritual being) wholeheartedly.
But why is IFÁ saying, “If you are not flourishing it means you are lazy”?
In òtúrá ọ̀lẹ(the 202 chapter of ifá), IFÁ declared that: “A yam that has been properly planted but refused to grow is a Lazy yam”, and towards the end of the verse it says, “Any of his disciples that is not growing is Lazy!”
To be lazy means that, you are unwilling to use your Àṣẹ or you are unwilling to use it correctly. But what does it mean to make use of your Àṣẹ correctly? It means that everything you do as ènìyàn must be in alignment with the Will of Olodumare-the source. Right from your intentions, to your actions, to your attitudes, all of these must align with the Will of Olodumare.
Therefore, what IFÁ is teaching us in this verse is that, as disciples of Òrúnmìlà that we are, our feet have been planted firmly on the love of Olodumare, therefore, it is a must for us to flourish. We have no reason to remain ineffective.
Laziness is one of the weapons of the Ajogun(devouring spirits), don’t let it get to you. Wake up and activate your Àṣẹ, so that you can flourish!
Message: Efe Mena Aletor ~©IFÁ PSYCHOLOGY