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Ifa Yoruba Religion

I’ve said it a million times. Ifa as a religion has incredibly difficult concepts that are hard for the average person to understand.

Many people just accept Ifa based on its face value. But that’s the wrong way to approach an ancient religion derived from West Africa. Ifa is more of a science. It works with the Odu, a religious blueprint that guides us through life.

I mentioned before in previous articles that spirituality is about growth.
Enlightenment is about awareness, understanding all of our possibilities, so we can make the right decisions. We also want to work to avoid the wrong decisions.
We want to reach our goals, have great relationships and successful careers with the least amount of problems. However, in order to do this, we have to understand the mechanics of nature. When we examine the mechanics of nature, we are able to study the different parts, and understand how they function. When we know how things work, we are then able to alter it to our benefit.


I’ve often talked about energy systems.
I’ve given the example of our metabolism being an energy system.
We can’t see it. We can’t feel it. However, we know that it exists. Nutritionist had to study the human body and our metabolisms in order to create standards of measurements such as calories, fat grams, and carbohydrates. By doing this they were able to regulate the amount of energy going into the body and the amount of energy going out. By understanding the mechanics of energy, they were able to manipulate body mass and weight.

There are thousands, if not millions of energy systems.

These systems are inside of our body, and in both the physical and subtle world.
Ifa is a nature base religion. The rituals, initiations, parables, and songs give us the information we need to study the mechanics of the natural world. Understanding Ifa and the Odu is like holding the master key, for it allows us to unlock all of nature’s doors. Rituals are very structural, for it allows priest to get consistent and accurate results. Much like a scientific experiment, they work with different variables to produce a certain behavior and outcomes. So in a nutshell, there really is no separation between science and spirituality. In fact, science is the study of spirituality. When we know how things work, and how to work with them. We can then turn the ideal into something real.

If you are looking for a crash course on how to be fearless, check out my e-course. The Seven African Powers: The Stepping Stones to Enlightenment. Or, if you have additional questions call for a consultation. I am always ready and willing to help!


Ifa Yoruba And Reincarnation

Among the West Africans and aspirants in the United States and the Caribbean, Orunmila is recognized as a primordial deity that was present at the beginning of creation.

According to legend, around 2000 B.C, Orunmila was born again as a priest teaching aspirants an advanced form of spiritual knowledge and ethics known as the Odu. Orunmila also led a league of priests known as Babalawos. From the holy city of Ile-Ife, he instructed them on how to use the Odu to help aspirants to overcome their karma and stop the cycles of reincarnation.

Karma is a retributive process whereby we re-experience certain situations in life, until we learn a lesson, or get back on our right paths.

Babalawos not only use the Odu to guide us and to help us pick up on certain patterns and mistakes that we have made in past and current lives. They work with our energy, also known as ashe to help us reach a divine state of oneness.
We reach a divine state of oneness when our earthly consciousness, known as the Ori is elevated and developed to an extent where it can be unified with our heavenly consciousness.

I explained in earlier articles that those who are completely developed vibrate on a much higher frequency.

Also, I touched on how difficult it is to reach a divine level of oneness. This is because many of us still operate using our earthly consciousness, which are lower desires such as greed, envy, and power. These lower desires urges us to go for the quick fix, they force us to take shortcuts and to be cunning and vindictive. These desires affect our decisions, which in turn generates bad karma. People who always complain about being stuck in a rut, or people who make the same mistakes, over and over again are going through cycles of reincarnation.

People who operate from a level of earthly consciousness are not only re-creating their own bad experiences, but they are allowing themselves to degrade spiritually.

Energetically, they are becoming weaker and it will be more difficult for them to manifest good things into their lives.
Many of these people become “vampires” for they need to feed on people with lower vibrational frequencies in order to survive. We can see this with drug dealers, thieves, and other criminals.

The only way to stop this process is to develop the Ori and elevate oneself to a level of heavenly consciousness.
This happens when people become aware and start to raise not only their own vibrational frequencies, but others as well. This means that people need to make their decisions differently.
They need to create win/win situations, where all parties involved are elevated to a higher state. People can do this by working with Babalawos who understand the Odu.

If you are looking for a crash course on how to be fearless, check out my e-course. The Seven African Powers: The Stepping Stones to Enlightenment. Or, if you have additional questions call for a consultation. I am always ready and willing to help!

Yamaya Cruz


Yamaya Cruz is an author of New Thought. She has traveled to the deepest parts of Africa to learn the secrets of the Zulus. She has studied with a shamanic midwife from South America, learned about the chakra system from a seasoned Yogi and studied the secrets of Tantra from a Greek master. She currently holds a Masters degree in Leadership & Management, and works as a spiritual/life coach and intuitive healer. Yamaya Cruz is also an expert author, novelist, and student of Ifa.

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