The most important and most challenging way to honor our Ancestors/Orisas is to fulfill our personal potential and life’s purpose here on Earth. Many cultures maintain that we each have a unique destiny or karma to fulfill and that we ideally make it a high priority to remember these original instructions and do what is necessary to express our gifts, our true will, and our most authentic selves.
The ancestors/orisas are seen as allies in this process of remembering and a reservoir of power and backing to help us embody our potential in this lifetime. Conversely, when we have lost touch with a sense of greater purpose, if we are fortunate, the ancestors/orisas may bring about life changes aimed to jar us into greater contact with our soul’s longing and increased awareness of the agreements made before our birth…Ire O!!!
`Iyalorisa Omitonade Ifawemimo