BABA EJIOGBE AND CHARACTER
Sacred and holy ODU IFA EJIOGBE teaches us the following:
If we strike ragba gong against calabash That which we are after is character Good character If we strike ragba against a rope That which we are after is character Good character If we strike ragba gong against a stone That which we are after is character Good character If one is rich without good character The wealth belongs to someone else That which we are after is character Good character If one is blessed with children but does not have good character Those children belong to someone else That which we are after is character Good character If one is blessed with property but they do not have good character The properties belong to someone else That which we are after is character Good character
As you can see by the verse above Eji ogbe is harping On one thing having/cultivating that which the yorubas consider good character . Becase ifa knows that having any other type of character will be completely counter productive to achieving your optimal destiny .
Little more on Eji Ogbe
EJI OGBE: “Eji Ogbe is the first odu and represents alignment with destiny. This person is doing the right thing at the right time with the right people. EJI Ogbe is considered the most important of the Odus being associated with light and plenty - and is intimately linked with destiny. Potentially this sign speaks about man and his connection with destiny. It is an Odu sacred to Obatala and represents the principle of expansion, pure light and enlightenment. EJI Ogbe speaks of the positive and negative forces that permeate the earth.
This odu explains that both good and bad aspects of life are interconnected in fulfilling our destiny. One translation of EJI Ogbe is “eji n mo gbe n go gbe enikan “ (I support the positive and negative dimensions of every issue in life). The main ire of this odu is success and honor. This odu demands MODERATION IN ALL THINGS. Every positive thing must be counterbalanced by an equal negative. This is why although we all aspire to be within the energy of EJI Ogbe, but we must do ebo to protect us from the negative. One of the main ideas of this odu is that all things are possible. Hope, faith, gratitude, discipline and work will bring success.