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Need everyones advice-

topic posted Sat, December 14, 2013 - 8:13 AM by  Trevor
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Many weeks ago I had my first ifa reading. I wrote everything down, and was told that I should receive my warriors and that God is waiting for me to change.
At the time of this reading I was very careful about being mislead by frauds. I didn't have a lot of background on the place I went to.
Ultimately, I wrote everything down and, to be honest, took it with a grain of salt( if not less). I will now say that this is was indefinitely my first lesson in the religion!
These people I now see through the guidance of my ancestors and guides, and ori, were honest and authentic. I was being overly-cautious if not shut off.
This is where I need advice. They told me I should give an ebbos. I wanted to make it- but I couldn't make it due to my car situation. I cant drive.
Ultimately, I never gave the ebbos. And I regret it very much but I know this is a good lesson for me to learn. The sad part is that I can see know that the people I went to probably knew were this was going to happen.
So I ask everyone for their advice-
1. should I go back to receive a reading about how to clear this up? I feel this in my intuition, but don't know if its necessary.2.Can I still give the ebbo? and 3. What happens when one doesn't give an ebbo?
Long story short, I was stupid and know have learned my first lesson- to always listen to orula. But I want to correct my poor decision. is it possible?
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Trevor
Atlanta
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  • Re: Need everyones advice-

    Sat, December 14, 2013 - 3:42 PM
    Go back and ask how to fix this. Generally I tell people they need to make ebo within 72 hours of the reading, you can't put it off because ire and osorbo are volatile energies and can change very quickly. If you are going to get a reading, you must be prepared to do the ebo, I explain this to people before I do the reading. If they are not going to follow through and do the ebo, I explain that the situation could get worse, and I wash my hands of them if they ignore the advice the Orichas give them. Everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt, it is ok to make a mistake, the Orichas can forgive you, but sooner or later, you have to learn your lesson. I'm glad you have realized your mistake. You still have time to remedy this situation. I hope you can go back soon and find out what needs to be done now. Blessings to you.
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      Sat, December 14, 2013 - 4:07 PM
      Thank you for your advice Eni! should I go back for a reading on this? or should I just go and ask what I could do?
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        Sat, December 14, 2013 - 4:55 PM
        Get a reading. The other reading is no longer valid since so much time has passed, things have changed. You need to find out what is the situation now.
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          Sun, December 15, 2013 - 10:21 AM
          not to pick bones,eni, but every odu(letter) we recieve at the mat is valid,it will always be a part of our make-up,our path,a part of our destiny and journey,whether we fullfill the presciptions or not it still is valid,even though the cycle may have changed and in certain instances the odu may not change,for instance my first reading of the year 2013 came in ejiogbe and the same odu followed me throughout the whole year,it originally came in asogbo ano and when i went to cuba this past october to recieve inle,abata and bayota in ifa and asojano and affra in havana,i finally made oba also and the same odu came up at my asojano ita except it turned to ire yale.i asked the babalawos the same question,does previous reading become invalid when we go for new ones,they said no readings are ever invalid,its just moves,changes,transforms,but that every reading you ever have becomes the building blocks or stepping stones of one's path and destiny,every reading is valid,each one tells you about yourself although it is about making the ebbos, it is more about the knowledge they release,who's speaking,and whether it comes in ire or osogbo and where the ire or asogbo is coming from.every reading is important,thats why we take notes,so we can reflect.alafia.previous readings should never be discarded,dismissed just because we meet the requirements for ebbo,they have their place and reasoning,they are how we gage things,weight things,become balanced and make self assessments,they are always useful.ashe.
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    Sun, December 15, 2013 - 9:53 AM
    i would also ask the diviner to ask those particular orishas that you were told to make ebbos to whether you need to pay any debts owed to them and whether you need to make an offering of appeasement,i would not just ignore the whole thing,you may have reactions and kharma to pay.alafia.
    • Re: Need everyones advice-

      Sun, December 15, 2013 - 12:44 PM
      Thank you Darrell and Eni for your advice ! I definitely agree with both of you that I should get another reading... my last one as I said was Ifa, so should I get another Ifa reading as usual? Also, Darrell, are you saying I should ask a question directly to the babalawo? My last reading I asked my question silently.
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        Re: Need everyones advice-

        Mon, December 16, 2013 - 5:39 PM
        HI..yes go back to same Awo..as the Odu may be different/ energy patterns in yur life may have changed..and differnet Ebos will probab be necessary. Some/many Awos have clients say questions out loud.. some prefer in silence (not abs sure but thnk in Nigeria questions asked sometimes silent ..but i did not do that when i was there before). These are questions u ask after the odu has been brought out and ebos declared to remove the Ibi..i am assuming. Do not be suprised is there are more/bigger Ebos this time aroiund as u did not follow thru with original ones. But remember what u consider to be paramount in yur life at time of dafa may not be what is really paramount from your Ori 's and Orunmila's perscpective..Ire
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        Tue, December 17, 2013 - 12:38 PM
        YES,THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH ASKING QUESTIONS DIRECTLY TO A BABALAWO GIVING YOU A READING,BUT HE MAY SUGGEST WHEN TO ASK THE QUESTIONS,ASHE? MY TWO IFA FATHERS ALLOW ME TO QUESTION THEM OR WHAT IS SAID DURING THE READING,YOU WANT TO WALK AWAY CLEAR MINDED.
        • Re: Need everyones advice-

          Fri, January 31, 2014 - 11:50 PM
          I MUST AMEND MY PREVIOUS STATEMENTS BY ADDING I LEARNED ANOTHER VALUABLE STEPPING STONE AND THAT IS SOMETIMES YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO QUESTION OR EVEN OPEN YOUR MOUTHDURING ITA OR A READING BECAUSE YOU NEED TO BE STILL, OBEDIENT, AND SIMPLE LISTEN TO WHAT HEAVEN AND THE UNIVERSE HAS TO SAY, IT'S A TRUST THING, LOL.DO YOU TRUST GOD AND HIS(HER) SERVANTS.IAM FINDING OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO LEARN, AND BE GUIDED, BE LED.

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