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Oshe Oworin on procrastination of ebo (sacrifice).

Updated: Aug 27, 2021




A famous Yoruba quote or adage is : Sacrificing is what helps a person, not sacrificing has never helped anybody!


Lets further dive deeper in one verse of odu ifa oshe oworin in which ifa reminds us that procrastination on timely making prescribed ebo (sacrifice) has NEVER!!!! HELP ANYONE!


OSHE OWORIN :


I’am shocked, the awo of Earth

I’am tired, The awo of Heaven

Better sacrifice and get to work , right away doing the job in a jiffy!

Than not sacrifice and let the work accumulate

Right away and do it once, procrastinate and do it twice

Where the one that casted ifa for Pokolaka on the day he went to heal the sick wall.

They told him to sacrifice so that the wall wouldn’t die in his hands.

The sacrifice was three roosters and 6,600 cowries

He listened , but refused the sacrifice.

At the moment he touched the wall, the wall started crumbling and pokolaka was hit on the head, by a piece of it.


Oh Dear, Poor Pokolaka poor wall!, while rubbing his sore head he went back to the diviners who said . “So there required offering is now doubled so first go and sacrifice and then go heal the sick wall.

Of course you will find that the wall is double as sick now you will have to work double as long.


This time Pokolaka listened , and made the sacrifice .

Then he went to the wall , and spent quite a lot of time repairing it. When the wall was healed Pokolaka danced and rejoiced praising his babalawo who in turned praised ifa . Because his diviners had spoken the truth!


I’am shocked, the awo of Earth

I’am tired, The awo of Heaven

Better sacrifice and get to work , right away doing the job in a jiffy!

Than not sacrifice and let the work accumulate

Right away and do it once, procrastinate and do it twice

Where the one that casted ifa for Pokolaka on the day he went to heal the sick wall.

Pokolaka is what we call a forked stick or a staff. Ifa says this person has the obligation to heal someone , but they have not yet done it .

This obligation must be fulfilled !



As one can see from the verse the adage holds true .

Sacrificing is what helps a person, not sacrificing has never helped anybody!

Procrastination, can very well be you own downfall of the wall that you let get double as sick. In which will take you double as long and cost you double as much all because procrastination got the best of you!


When it comes to the performance of EBO it would be wise to get around to it sooner than later for it as in the verse above cost you more than you originally bargained for.




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