We humans tend to complicate our lives as we walk on stubborn with our hopes and dreams, cursing every hook and bleeding on every crook. We meet adversities and hatred start to boil, we meet the unusual and we want to convince and from this conflicts upon conflicts raids our life and shake our happiness. It contributes to the alienation modern ambition gave us from the cradle.
Our world is manifesting a cornucopia of miracles and possibilities. Our world carries the manifestation of imagination, joy and fears – it is a miracle in we are walking! Problems enter when we introduce taste, preferences, moral and judgment. We then generate a divide – a dyad based upon acceptance and condemnation where the measure is rooted in our own preferences, learning and conditioning. We perform the absurd act of judging shades of light. Because of this Ifá calls our world Aye Akamara – the World of Mystery.
Ifá teaches us that the principle and Idea of Light is what makes the manifested world possible. The first of the 16 odu meji (pairs) in the oracle of Ifá is called Eji Ògbe. It literally means ‘to lift two hands upwards’. The last of the 16 mejis is called Òfún, meaning ‘beginning of whiteness’ or ‘kernel of Light’. In Ifá metaphysics this principle carries the idea of being a force that gives without discrimination. It is the source for miracles and diversity. While Eji Ògbe is considered the father of the 16 mejis, the last meji, Òfún is considered to be the grandfather. The omega enters as a prerequisite for the alpha so to speak, denoting that every new circle begins with the end of the previous one. We can understand the play between the first and the last in terms of the manifestation of light as the first, Eji Ògbe, manifesting the rays of sun and light – while Òfún is the possibility of this being manifest.