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.
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.
Your bedroom can serve as a personal shrine
You get better results from your rituals when you perform them in your personal shrine.
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.
Your emotions generate spiritual energy
A dibia constantly replenishes his spiritual energy to maintain and increase his power to influence reality.
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.
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.
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.
A dibia bears full responsibility for his spiritual growth.
You may seek spiritual advice from another person, a book, or a blog like brianewuzie.com, 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.
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.
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.