The 7 Essential Tools of A Master of Reality

In ancient Igbo villages, there was an all-knowing person who cured diseases, gave prophesies, punished transgressors and pacified the gods.

This person was the dibia.

Igbo dibia


A dibia is the priest, healer, and diviner of a traditional Igbo community. He’s the intercessor between a community and the gods. A master of reality.

A modern dibia is more concerned with forming a partnership with his chi than mediating between a community and its deities.

A modern dibia may intercede spiritually on behalf of friends, family members and even total strangers, but his major objective is to develop his power to influence reality through his chi.

To become a dibia, you need 7 basic tools:

1. Personal shrine

A personal shrine is any place you reserve for communicating with your chi.

A bedroom can serve as a personal shrine

A shrine could be your bedroom, your car, your bathroom, or a temple. Any quiet place, free from interruption, may serve as your personal shrine.

bedroom as Odinala shrine

Your bedroom can serve as a personal shrine

You get better results from your rituals when you perform them in your personal shrine.

2. Energy

Ike, or energy, is essential for accomplishing anything in the physical and spiritual worlds.

A person with a high energy level will perform tasks faster and better than a low energy person.

The simplest form of spiritual energy is emotion. We create spiritual energy when we’re happy, joyful, sad or angry.

emotional energy

Your emotions generate spiritual energy

A dibia constantly replenishes his spiritual energy to maintain and increase his power to influence reality.

3. Words

Words channel your thoughts and desires to your chi.

A single word could be the difference between a successful ritual and a failed ritual.

Be precise with words when speaking to your chi.

4. Imagination

This is the highest faculty of onwe, the self.

Your imagination helps you create objects and events that don’t exist yet in the physical world.


Free your imagination

It connects you to the creative abilities of Chukwu, the Supreme Being who imagined the universe into existence.

Don’t suppress your imagination, let it roam free and it will surprise you.

5. Commitment

Dedicate yourself to developing a relationship with your chi.

You need commitment on your spiritual journey

When things don’t happen the way you want, you will feel frustrated.

You may think that your chi has abandoned you.

You may even say harsh words against it.

But stick to your chi. In sickness and in health, till death do you part.

6. Responsibility

A dibia bears full responsibility for his spiritual growth.

You may seek spiritual advice from another person, a book, or a blog like, but you—and only you—have to decide whether to fully implement the advice, to implement parts of it, or to ignore it completely.

Spiritual growth can’t be outsourced.

7. Diary

An Odinala diary chronicles your progress in working with your chi to achieve your goals.

Write down the rituals you performed and the results or non-results you got.

Odinala diary

Keep an Odinala diary

There are times when you’ll have a difficult problem and then discover the solution in your diary.

When you forget what you asked your chi to do for you, a diary quickly reminds you of your request.

Used together, these 7 tools will give you power over circumstances and the freedom to pursue your goals.


How to Get Spiritual Energy from the Sun

The sun is the brightest object in the sky and the center of our solar system.

Without the sun, Earth would be a frozen wasteland. No plants, animals, or humans would exist.

In Odinala, the sun is known as Anyanwu and it is regarded as the eye of Chukwu, the creator of the universe.

There are many practices and rituals associated with the sun in Igboland. One of the most significant is Itu Oba Anwu.

In the Itu Oba Anwu ritual, a dibia absorbs spiritual energy from the sun. The dibia smears his body with white chalk, which signifies purity, and stands in the early morning sun for four days.

This ritual increases the spiritual energy and awareness of the dibia.

How to get spiritual energy from the sun in Igbo traditional religion

You can absorb the sun’s energy without smearing yourself with chalk.

Here’s a simpler version of Itu Oba Anwu:

  1. Sit in your personal shrine. Close your eyes and imagine the sun shining brightly in the horizon and a single ray going straight to your heart.
  2. Take a slow, deep breath and imagine sunlight travelling along the single ray and entering your heart.

Imagine the light filling up your body, reaching every cell and tissue until your entire body glows brightly.

  1. Exhale slowly and imagine the light in your body fading out.

Take two more deep breaths. With each breath, you imagine light from the sun filling your body completely and then dimming.

Your body glows brightly as you inhale, and fades as you exhale.

I was apprehensive the first time I performed this ritual, trembling as I imagined sunlight flooding my body.

Was this really safe? I asked myself.

I shouldn’t have worried.

The Itu Oba Anwu ritual turned out to be a turning point on my spiritual journey. My self-confidence dramatically increased and I got better, more precise results from my rituals.

I’ve been performing the Itu Oba Anwu ritual every day for the past ten years. It’s an indispensable part of my morning routine.

If you want to take your spiritual capability to the next level, perform this ritual daily.

Communion: The Foundation of Your Spiritual Power

Communion is a combination of Odinala rituals and takes ten minutes or less to complete.

  1. Go to your personal shrine. Tell your chi your plans for the day and thank it for any goal it helped you accomplish.

Example: “Good morning, John. Thanks for helping me pay the rent yesterday. My plans for today are to have a meeting with an important customer and to redecorate my shop.

Help me have a fruitful meeting with the customer and give me the right ideas to redecorate the shop. Thanks.”

  1. You perform the Itu Oba Anwu ritual, drawing spiritual energy from the sun.

anyanwu ritual in odinala

Get spiritual energy from the sun

  1. You reinforce your protective light, imagining your entire body surrounded by bright light, which shields you from negative people and circumstances.


  1. Imagine yourself accomplishing your plans for the day. Feel the happiness and satisfaction that comes with successfully completing your tasks.

emotion in odinala

Feel happy

Using the example in the first step of the ritual, the shopkeeper visualizes having a successful meeting with the customer.

She sees herself shaking hands with the customer and smiling as she leaves the meeting.

She then visualizes being happy and satisfied with her redecorated shop.

  1. That’s it. You’re done.

Use ten minutes each morning to commune with your chi.

Commune with your chi every morning.

In good weather and stormy weather, bad mood and great mood.

Your chi is like a sword and communion is the grindstone that sharpens it.

If you truly desire to become a master of reality and experience miracles frequently in your life, then you have to perform communion each day.