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Ifa Initiation: What is “ITEFA” ?

Ifa Initiation “ITEFA” is a process recommended by Olodumare that we should do whenever we want to;
1. reclaim our lost blessing
2. get rid of negativities
3. get in tune with the Universal energies
4. know who we truly are and know our divine role here on earth
5. know what we need to use, do, go away from, and act, so that we can be able to accomplish our divine role.
In Odu OKANRAN MEJI. it goes thus;
Oye ni Osa ara,
Kurukuru O ta monamona
Ako Aparo, Abo Aparo
Won logbe lori sara sara
Divined for Olofin, Onase his wife and Okanbi his son, they were all asked to go to “oke aiku” (which means Get initiated into Ifa) because of the ailments that are affecting them- physical, financial and spiritual. During the initiation, all the negative energy that is affecting them will be taken away during the bathing and specifically during the initiation process.
This chant is recited during the painting and concluded by saying,
Ko ni dudu gba dudu,
ko ni funfun gba funfun,
ki alayinrin gba yinrin,
barapetu ko ofo lo.
(The negative energy that want the black should take the black,
The one of white should take white,
The one of red and mud colour should take all that belongs to them , Bara apetu-another name of Orunmila, should take all negativity away to pave way for positively in one life).
Ifa initiation will give you a blue print of your life, will tell you what you need to do to be successful, victorious over your enemies, what to refrain from as in your Taboo to be able to achieve all that you desires in accordance with your divine role here on earth.
IFA… shower me with your blessings. Ase!!!

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