Religion or spiritual system?
The Ifa religion is not, in fact, a religion. It is more of a spiritual system which is based on the belief in these three components: Olodumare (the Creator of heaven and earth), Orisa (Nature Spirits), and the ancestors.
Every life form and element of nature has an inner soul force – including rivers, rocks, clouds, metals, flowers, thunder, and the wind.” - African oral tradition
The natural forces that make up the universe are referred to as Orisa, and each one of them has its specific functions. The human race is in constant communication with these natural forces, whether we are aware of it on not. These Orisas serve as the intermediary between the Olodumare and humans. There are many Orisas believed to be operating in the universe, but the basic and popular ones are: • Orisa Esu - the force or energy of opportunity. • Orisa Obatala - the force or energy of peace. • Orisa Ogun – the force or energy of the forest. It is also the spirit of dynamic creativity as it is associated with metal workers or blacksmith. • Orisa Osun - the force or energy of love and attraction of all good things on every level. • Orisa Oya - the force or energy of the wind and the force of sudden change. • Orisa Sango - the force or energy of thunder. • Orisa Yemonja or Olokun - the force/energy of the sea or oceans. #spiritualawakening #ase #godngoddess