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Egbe Orun: Spirit Companions

Posted on 18 February 2012 by Babalawo Aworeni

The Egbe Orun are spirit companions.  Every person enjoys the company of these companions in the heavens before they come to earth.  When a person comes from heaven, there are many groups that they may be associated with.  One of these groups is called Egbe Emere, which is one of the most powerful groups.  A person’s destiny on earth is already determined before they leave the heavens.  Their spirit has already made an agreement with the powers that be.  This agreement may be for money, long life, children, etc.  This agreement depends on the individual.

In some cases a person may have a husband or wife during their time in the heavens and they may have made a promise to this significant other.  They may have promised not to take another husband or wife when they travel to earth.  Or they may have promised only to spend a day, week or month on earth.  If the agreement was broken while on earth an individual will experience many problems in their earthly life.

It is important that a person makes a sacrifice to the Egbe Emere, Didi Eru Egbe or the relevant Egbe Orun for their particular situation when they arrive to this world.  Some promise that they will do it while in heaven but when they come they get distracted and don’t perform the necessary sacrifice.

Some people have Egbe Orun in the ocean.  Some have Egbe Orun in a particular tree.  Everyone has Egbe or spirit companions that they were close to while in heaven.  In Oyeku Ogbe,

Iji aji a ko jire

Isun asun a ko sun ire

Ebo Oyekulogbe la o mon

it was divined for Orunmila when Orunmila hide his money in his room.  On the day when he returned from a journey, he found that the money was missing.  He thought that one of his Omo Awo had stolen it.  The money kept coming up missing and Orunmila discovered that it was his Egbe disrupting his life.  Afterward, he performed the necessary sacrifice, feeding them.  After doing this, the money stopped disappearing.  He then began to feed them regularly and didn’t have a problem again.

The problems that people have will manifest in different ways.  Some will lose jobs, or have problems with childbirth and other may have problems with marriage and relationships, it depends on the individual circumstance.  All these things could be a result of a broken promise with the Egbe or their displeasure in something about the person’s life on earth.  It is the Egbe that has the power to to take essential things from someone to make their life unhappy, it is usually done because of a broken agreement.

It is not everyone that is Abiku, that will die during their naming ceremony or during their wedding, but for some it is the case.  The Egbe Orun take them because it is their original agreement.

In Oshe Omolu (Oshe Ogunda)

Oshe Omolu

Osi ko mo awo

Agada ko mo ori

Eni o da oru

divined for Omo Asode, Omo Aroko and Omo Asawo, these three children came from the same heaven.  They made the promise before going to earth, that they would return to heaven after spending only seven (7) days on earth.  The three mothers of these children went to get a reading from the same babalawo.  Only one mother made the appropriate sacrifice.  They were told not to have a big naming ceremony or party at the birth, only they should give the child their name.  The other two mothers used the money for the sacrifice to have a large ceremony.  During the naming ceremony the Egbe Orun called the children home.  When they got to Omo Asawo he was able to send them away because of the sacrifice that his mother made.

It is the destiny of some people to be very powerful on earth.  It is through the Egbe that the positive aspects of one’s destiny will manifest.  For some people a very small seeming insignificant thing will turn into something very large and important through the Egbe.  It is important for people to always take care of their Egbe Orun.  In the case of a sick child it is especially important, because the problems with that child can likely be caused by the Egbe Orun.

Babalawo Owolabi Aworeni


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