Odu Ifa Otura Meji: A powerful, but wicked person, will always come to ruin

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Odu Ifa Otura Meji
Odu Ifa Otura Meji

By Awoyinfa Ifaloju (www.alawoye.com)

 

Otura Meji:

 

Ifa warns the person for whom this Odu is revealed to have the fear of Olodumare at the back of his/her mind all the time. He/she must recognize the fact that no matter how powerful he/she may be, Olodumare is the source of all powers and He can take away any power that is being abused or misused from the owner of such power.

 

Ifa says that if the person for whom this Odu is revealed is put in a position of authority, he/she needs to exercise his/her authority with the fear of Olodumare at heart. He/she must never maltreat others. He/she must not see such power as a vehicle for vengeance or for showing his/her superiority over others.

 

Conversely, Ifa assures the person for whom this Odu is revealed that he/she will have victory over a more powerful opponent who had been using his/her power, position and/or influence to oppress, intimidate and/or inflict pain.

 

Ifa advises the person for whom this Odu is revealed to offer ebo(sacrifice) with one matured he-goat and money. He/she is also expected to feed Esu Odara with one roaster. After this, he/she needs to put his/her faith and fear in Olodumare in all his/her thoughts, speeches and actions. On this, a stanza in Otura – Meji says:

 

Igbonwo mejeeji ni o see gbagbon s`aja

Dia fun Alukandi

Tii s`eru Olodumare Agotun

Oba at’eni ola legelege f`ori s`apeji omi

Igba ti o nt’orun bo wa’le aye

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

 

Translation:

 

The two elbows cannot be used to place a

A basket onto the ceiling

This was Ifa`s message for Alukandi

The messenger of Olodumare

When coming from Orun (heaven) to Aye (earth)

He was advised to offer ebo (sacrifice)

 

Alukandi was one of the very many messengers of Olodumare. He was usually sent by Him to deliver special messages to the human race at regular intervals. All these messages he had delivered without any fault and also without questioning the rationale behind them. The attitude of Alukandi had endeared him to many Irunmole in Heaven. Whenever there was any message to be delivered, the Irunmole would quickly suggest the name of Alukandi to Olodumare. He would then be sent, and the message would be delivered as quickly as possible.

 

During the course of delivering Divine messages to human beings, Alukandi came to realize that there was great love and affection for human beings who live on earth by both Olodumare and the Irunmole. Alukandi could not understand why this should be so; was it not the same human beings who kill, maim, hurt and destroy each other at the slightest opportunity? Why should Olodumare be in love with those who destroy the environment; polute the air and water; kill insects, rats, fish, birds and beasts at will?; wage war on each other for no other justifiable reason than to show supremacy over one another? Why should Olodumare be in love with those who were not in love with Him; who disrespect Him and His Irunmole; and who had not shown any remorse?

 

Initially, all these baffled Alukandi. They later turned to confusion for him. In his confused state of mind, he was determined to punish them for all what he perceived to be misbehaviour of the human race.

 

When the time came for Alukandi to come down to earth to deliver Olodumare`s message, he saw this as the opportunity he needed to take advantage of to deal a deadly blow on all the ungrateful human beings. When he was coming on his assignment, he asked for special powers and his request was granted.

 

On his way, he decided that he would show no mercy to anyone; why should he show compassion to those who destroy Mother Nature at will? He concluded within himself that they did not deserve his pity.

 

The day he arrived on earth was a market day. As soon as he set his feet on earth, he declared:

 

Igbonwo mejeeji ni o see gb`agbon s`aja

Dia fun emi Alukandi

Tii s`eru Olodumare Agotun

Oba ateni ola legelege f`ori s`apeji omi

Igbati ohun ntorun bo wale Aye

Emi Alukandi, Alukandi

Eyi to ba wu mi ni n o pa

Alukandi!

 

Translation:

 

The two elbows cannot be used to place a

Basket onto the ceiling

This was Ifa`s message for me Alukandi

The messenger of Olodumare Agotun

When coming from Orun to Aye

Behold, here comes Alukandi, Alukandi

Whoever I like will I kill

Alukandi!

 

Before anyone could realized what was happening, Alukandi released the special power given to him in heaven and began to kill anybody and everybody in the market. Pandemonium everywhere! Everyone ran for dear life! Nobody could really explain what went wrong. The next day, people came to pick the corpses of their loved ones for burial. Uncertainty enveloped the world. They all gathered in small groups to make meaning of what had just taken place. They could not. At last, they approached the Oba who in turn fixed a general meeting to take place in the market on the next market day.

 

On the appointed day, the whole market place was filled to the brim. Those who lost their loved ones were first given the opportunity to speak. While they were expressing their ordeal and agony, Alukandi arrived and declared:

 

Emi Alukandi, Alukandi

Eyi to ba wumi ni n o pa

Alukandi!

 

Translation:

 

Behold, here I come Alukandi

Whoever I like will I kill

Alukandi!

 

The whole market scattered instantly. Everybody ran helter-skelter. Many were killed by Alukandi himself, many more were trampled to death. In all, more than a quarter of the population died.

 

From that time, it became a regular occurrence every market day. Nobody dared to go to the market anymore. Chaos and anarchy took over completely. Nobody wished to go out in the day time, talk less of night time. Anyone who wished to live long needed to fear Alukandi.

 

One day, some elders gathered themselves together and went for Ifa consultation in order to determine exactly what was going on and at the same time, find a permanent solution to it.

 

The Awo told the elders that what was going on was misuse of power and opportunity. They were told that Alukandi thought that he could fight for Olodumare and the Irunmole. The Awo assured the elders that nobody could fight for them but rather, Olodumare and Irunmole do their fightings when the time was right and appropriate. He assured them further that Alukandi would surely fail because he was not sent on the assignment he was carrying out. He advised the elders to offer ebo with one matured he-goat and money. After this, he told them to feed Esu Odara with one big roaster. The elders complied immediately.

 

As soon as the ebo was offered, Esu Odara petitioned heaven and complained that Alukandi had been misusing the special powers given unto him. He said that he had wrecked untold havoc on earth. He insisted that only the withdrawal of that power would do. Olodumare sent other Irunmole to go and investigate what Esu Odara had said. They confirmed all his reports and the special powers given to Alukandi were withdrawn.

 

Unknown to Alukandi that he has lost his special powers, he was busy planning his adventure on the next market day. Esu Odara was equally busy gathering people together to confront Alukandi on the next market day. Esu odara assured the people that their arch enemy had no more power to wreck any havoc on them. He told them to stand firm.

 

On the market day, Alukandi came as expected. As soon as he came he declared:

 

Emi Alukandi, Alukandi

Eyi to ba wu mi ni n o pa

Alukandi!

 

Translation:

 

Here I come Alukandi

Whoever I like I will kill

Alukandi!

 

Instead of panic, Alukandi met resolute determination. Instead of fear, he met courage. They all responded in unison, saying:

 

Iwo Alukandi, Alukandi

Iwo kii beeru Olorun

Alukandi!

 

Translation:

 

Behold, you Alukandi

You have no fear of God at heart

Alukandi!

 

Alukandi was shocked and surprised. He made to rush them but instead, he realized that he had no power to do anything. The next thing he saw was the people tying his hands and legs together. He was unceremoniously sent back to where he came from – heaven. When he arrived, he was not allowed to return to earth again, ever.

 

Igbonwo mejeeji ni o see gb`agbon s`aja

Dia fun Alukandi

Tii seru Olodumare Agotun

Oba ateni ola legelege, f`ori s`apeji omi

Igba ti o ntorun bo wale aye

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

O koti ogbonhin s`ebo

Emi Alukandi, Alukandi

Eyi to ba wu mi ni n o pa

Alukandi!

Iwo Alukandi, Alukandi

Iwo kii beeru Olorun

Alukandi!

 

Translation:

 

The elbows cannot be used to place a basket onto the ceiling

This was Ifa`s message for Alukandi

The messenger of Olodumare

When coming from heaven to earth

He was advised to offer ebo(sacrifice)

He refused to comply

Here comes Alukandi, Alukandi

Whoever I like will I kill

Alukandi!

Behold, you Alukandi

You have no fear of God at heart

Alukandi!

 

Ifa says that the person(s) for whom this Odu is revealed shall overcome his/her enemy who appears to be stronger and more resourceful than him/her at the moment.

 

Conversely, Ifa warns all those connected to this Odu and all followers, never to think of revenging for or on behalf of Olodumare and/or Irunmole. They fight for themselves when the time is ripe and appropriate.

 

regards,

Awoyinfa Ifaloju

www.alawoye.com

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Culled from: http://ifaspeaks.blogspot.com/2008/09/otura-meji-ifa-speaks-about-wrong-doers.html

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