The initiation is one of the usual questions in people who practice Ifá. In general, many questions arise when addressing the issue such as who to start in Ifá? Where to start In which lineage? When should I start in Ifá?
To all these questions, people already have answers. Yet even so, they keep asking the same question over and over again. For this reason, we will explain the most important points that each one must take into consideration in order to confidently reach their Ifá initiation.
To start in Ifa, first of all, the omo awo (uninitiated) must get a babalawo with whom he has an affinity or good relationship. Then he must make the sacrifices that are prescribed in the Ifá divination. After making the sacrifices, you need to make sure you see the results.
In the event that, despite complying with the sacrifices and maintaining proper behavior, the results you expect do not occur, you should consider stopping your initiation with that babalawo and looking for another.
The first step to start in Ifá is to get a babalawo with which you have a good affinity and with whom the results have been seen. From there, the place and the lineage in which to start, will depend on the babalawo
In case the result is favorable, the omo awo can start learning with its babalawo following the rules that it indicates. You must ensure that the babalawo is fit and possesses the knowledge to be able to teach you Ifá.
Where you should start in Ifá depends on where your Ifá priest performs the Ifá initiation. At this point, it is already certain that the babalawo solves your problems, so you should trust him and his decision on where to initiate.
In which lineage to carry out his initiation will also depend on the babalawo with which he will carry out the initiation. Logic says that you must follow your lineage as it is the way you have solved your problems.
The moment in which you must carry out the initiation in Ifá, will be when you have the minimum knowledge to be able to work Ifá on your own, since you must depend on yourself even when you have your Ifá priest.
Work to be a good priest. Learn Ifá correctly and take the Ifá word around the world being an example to be followed by your future Ifá apprentices. If you want to know more about the initiation keys, contact us.