Odinala isn’t a religion, it’s the iPhone of Spirituality

On October 4, 2011, Siri, the voice-controlled personal assistant was launched as a feature of the Apple iPhone 4S.

Siri helped iPhone users make calls, send text messages and email, schedule meetings, search the Internet, find local businesses, get directions and even perform calculations.

It was considered a breakthrough innovation for user-device interactions.

Your chi is like Siri. You can ask it to do things for you. But instead of answering back, your chi creates events and circumstances that match your requests.

At a fundamental level, Odinala and your chi have more in common with technology than religion.

Differences between Odinala and Popular Religions

There are 3 major differences between Odinala and most of the world’s religions.

First, Odinala has no clergy. You ARE your own priest.

Second, Odinala has no holy book. There are no written rules or rituals that you must follow in Odinala. There are oral traditions, but those can be changed if you so desire, as long as you’re getting results from them.

Third, Odinala is relatively unknown compared to popular religions. This makes it even better as a tool to achieve your goals.

There are only four essential beliefs in Odinala, and those beliefs are like LEGO bricks: you can use them to do anything.

You can use them to transform your life and become a better person.

You can use them to send subliminal messages to other people.

You can use them to generate ideas for your next business project.

You can use them to protect your loved ones.

There’s no limit to what you can do with Odinala.

It won’t solve all your problems. Sometimes, you have to take physical action to tackle problems.

But Odinala makes you realize that you’re not as weak and helpless as you thought.

You are a powerful being that can influence the world in a lot of ways and it would be a tragedy if you lived all your life without exercising those powers.

If now is not the right time to explore your spiritual powers, when is the right time?

If not now, when?


Chi: The Most Powerful Friend You’ll Ever Have

Many years ago, I was given an ultimatum by my city’s local government.

They gave me two weeks to pay the property taxes I owed or I would be charged to court and jailed.

I felt helpless. My bank account was almost empty. I knew I couldn’t pay the tax.

I presented the problem to a powerful friend of mine. This friend had helped me out numerous times in the past, and I was confident that he could solve my tax problem.

Deadline day reached, and I was still broke. I began to worry. My friend rarely failed me. Why hadn’t he bailed me out yet?

Depressed, I decided to go to the local government council and ask for more time. I got to the council and found the doors of the tax department locked.

A security guard approached me. I explained my mission to him.

“The tax department was disbanded yesterday,” he said.

I was stunned. “They don’t collect taxes anymore?”

“No,” he said. “It’s a routine reshuffle of staff. The department should reopen next week.”

Next week stretched to next month. By the time the new guys settled into their jobs, I had the money to pay all my taxes.

The Secret Helper

Paying tax was one of several difficult problems I’ve faced in the last ten years. I would ask my powerful friend for help, and the problem would be solved.

My friend not only solves my money problems, but

  • keeps me healthy
  • protects me from negative people
  • helps me recover or replace lost property
  • treats me like a king
  • and provides the inspiration I need to pursue my goals

The best part of our relationship is that my friend asks for nothing in return for helping me.

He goes with me everywhere I go, doesn’t complain about my constant requests for help, and can handle virtually any kind of problem I face.

Who is this powerful friend of mine?

Well, he has a lot of names.

Ancient Egyptians called him ka, the Romans named him genius and the ancient Greeks referred to him as daemon.

Pentecostal Christians call him ‘the Christ within’, traditional Yorubas of southwest Nigeria know him as ori, and traditional Igbos call him chi.

nsibidi symbol for chi

The symbol for chi in the ancient Igbo script, Nsibidi

Let’s stick with the Igbo name, chi.

Your chi is a very small, invisible part of Chukwu—the creator of the universe—that works for your success. It is your divine self and guardian spirit.

Every human has a chi, whether the person realizes it or not.

Your chi helps you achieve your akaraaka – mission, fate, purpose or destiny on Earth–and can assist you in solving daily problems like settling debt, paying bills, and healing broken relationships.

Your chi is genderless, but you may think of it as male or female.

How to Activate Your Chi

There is no aspect of your life that your chi cannot provide assistance. However, you have to activate it before it can help you.

First, you give it a location.

A traditional Igbo person usually locates his chi inside a statuette. I wouldn’t recommend that.

A statuette doesn’t give you the flexibility you need in the modern world.

A better strategy is to make your chi a part of you. Locate it inside you.

Imagine that you have a tiny bright star shining in your heart. That star is your chi.

chi as as star in the heart

Visualize your chi as a star shining in your heart

The next step is to name your chi.

Because it is a piece of the creator of the universe, your chi is connected to everything and every name. So you’re free to choose any name you want.

I would recommend using names that are intimate to you, like your middle name, or names that radiate power, like Jesus, Superman, Wonder Woman, or Rambo.

The most effective names have both power and intimacy. If you have an illustrious ancestor who performed great deeds in the past, you can name your chi after that ancestor.

You may change your chi’s name any time you wish.

The first name I gave my chi was John, my middle name. Later, I started using the name, Jupiter. Presently, I call my chi Ikenga, after a warrior-king in Igbo mythology.

Okay, you’ve located your chi and given it a name. What’s next?

You need a personal shrine.

A personal shrine is a place where you communicate regularly with your chi. It could be your room, bathroom, living room, car or a quiet section of your local library.

Don’t spend too much time picking a shrine. Any comfortable place where you’ll be free from interruptions will do. I use my bedroom as my personal shrine and it works great for me.

Challenging Your Chi

So, you’ve located your chi, given it a name, and picked a place that will serve as your personal shrine. The last step is to challenge your chi to prove its existence to you.

What’s the biggest financial problem you have right now? Is it earning an income?

Settling your utility bill? Paying rent?

Go to your personal shrine. Close your eyes and imagine that your chi is shining brightly as a star in your heart.

Talk to your chi like a friend, ask it to solve your biggest financial problem and give it a deadline—any time from twenty-four hours to one week—to solve the problem.

a person challenging his chi

Challenge your chi

Your conversation with your chi may go like this:

“Hello, I just learned about you and I want to know if you really exist and if you can help me solve my problems. I’ll call you Jane.

Jane, my rent is due in a week’s time and I can’t afford it. Help me pay my rent.
Thanks for listening, Jane.”

Don’t tell your chi how to solve a problem. It knows the right solution, and nine times out of ten, the right solution isn’t the one you’re thinking about.

When I had the tax problem with the local government, I thought the solution would be a loan from a friend or relative. But my chi solved the problem by giving me more time to pay the tax.

Present your problem to your chi and let it do its thing.

So, you’ve made contact with your chi and challenged it to help you solve a problem.

What’s next?

Either the problem gets solved within the deadline, or it doesn’t get solved. Accept my sincere apologies if your problem wasn’t solved. Please look for an alternative spiritual system. Odinala is all about results and if you don’t get results, there’s no point in practising it.

But if the problem was solved within the deadline….congratulations!

You’re ready for more adventures and problem-solving with your chi.

Akaraaka: The Purpose of Your Life

Every machine has a reason for existence.

Vehicles transport us from point A to B.

Phones enable us to communicate with people in distant places.

TV sets transmit entertaining and informative images and sounds into our homes.

But what about human beings? Do we have a purpose? Is there a reason for our existence?

Traditional Igbos believe that each person has a specific reason for being born.

A person’s purpose in life is called akaraaka in Igbo language.

akaraaka odinala

Akaraaka literally means ‘mark of the hand’ and depending on the context, could mean destiny, skill, talent, luck, palm line, fingerprint, or fate.

In Odinala, akaraaka is the agreement you had with your chi before you incarnated as a human being.

It is your mission and purpose here on Earth.

There are three main methods for finding out your akaraaka:

1. Divination

You consult a dibia, who performs divination rituals to uncover your akaraaka.

I don’t recommend this method. An unscrupulous dibia may tell you anything just to make money from you.

2. The second method is self-analysis. You ask yourself penetrating questions like:

• What excites me?

• What do I dream of every single day?

• When do I feel the most committed?

• What am I willing to die for?

• If I had unlimited time, money and resources, what would I do?

• If I could share one thing with the world, what would it be?

The answers you give to these questions will help you figure out your akaraaka. This is the method I prefer.

3. The third method is to take a personality test.

A good book on personality types is Please Understand Me II.

Written by psychologist David Keirsey, Please Understand Me categorizes people into four temperaments—the Artisan, the Rational, the Idealist and the Guardian.

The book profiles the traits, strengths, weaknesses and preferred career choices for each temperament.

You’ll find out your temperament and akaraaka after answering the Keirsey Temperament Sorter.

When you know your akaraaka, you become more motivated and persistent in pursuing your goals.

You let go of trivial issues and focus on activities that are important to you.

You will no longer compare yourself to your peers but will have an inner, unshakeable standard for living your life.



The 4 Basic Beliefs of Odinala

Odinala is the native religion of the Igbo people in southeast Nigeria. It aims to maintain harmony between mankind and spiritual forces.

There are no sacred texts of Odinala. But its teachings and beliefs can be found in the rituals, songs, names, proverbs, and customs of Igboland.

The most beneficial teaching of Odinala is that every human has a chi, a divine assistant.
Igbo traditional religion shrine

Odinala shrine

Ancient Igbos believed that life is easier when you work with your chi to achieve your goals.

Struggle and hardship were signs of a disconnection between an individual and his chi.

Each village and community in Igboland has its own peculiar form of Odinala.

An individual may develop his own version of Odinala based on these four beliefs:

  1. Chukwu kere uwa(God created the universe): Chukwu is the mysterious entity that created the universe.

Chukwu’s imagination is so powerful that His thoughts become real, manifesting into a limitless universe .

Chukwu is genderless, but may be referred to as ‘He’, ‘She’, or ‘It’.

  1. Mmadu niile nwere chi(Every human has a divine self): A small, invisible portion of Chukwu resides in every person.

This portion is called chi. Your chi connects you to Chukwu and helps you solve problems in the spiritual and physical worlds.

  1. Onye kwe chi ya kwe(If you believe, your god will believe):  Your chi works according to your faith and belief in it.

    The more committed you are to having a relationship with your chi, the more it helps you accomplish your goals.

    You can relate to your chi any way you like.

    You can relate to your chi anyway you desire.

You may view your chi as a master, a servant, a sibling, a lover, a secretary, a business partner, or a computer.

There are no limits to what your chi can do for you.

  1. Ala wu otu (The Earth is one): Odinala is a remnant of an ancient religion practiced by the first humans to walk the Earth.

This religion is not exclusive to Igbos. You’ll find different versions of Odinala across the world.

You will get results from Odinala no matter your background or location.

Odinala will work for the corporate executive in a New York skyscraper, the mountain climber in the Himalayas and the farmer in Nigeria.

You’re free to combine Odinala with another belief system, religion, or philosophy.

These four basic beliefs are the foundation of Odinala.