On this Itadogun, Ifa assures us devotees a long life full of joy. Ifa says that our blessings lie in the dutiful worship to our Ikin Ifa. Ifa says that we should embrace Ifa and study Ifa. Ifa says that through full Ifa initiation we can grow and further know ourselves and our purpose. Ifa warns us that as devotees we must be careful to uphold the tenets of Ifa and act with good character. Our blessings will surely come through following the directives of Ifa. We should be making offerings to Ifa with 1 eja Ifa and 1 obi abata (kola nut) each.
On this sacred Odu Ifa Obara Irosun says:
The king had a child and called him Ade, crown
The wealthy man had a child and called him Aje, wealth
We look into our back yard before we name a child
Dont you know that the child of Obara Irosun is a Babalawo?
This is Ifa’s message to the people on the day that they saw Obara Irosun in the grove…
Ifa will guide us and protect us. Ase O
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Osunyemi Fakayode,
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple