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Chi is deep to explain but in simplicity CHI is a personal entity, each person have their own Chi. The Chi is referred to ones internal divinity as everything in existence has CHI. Your Chi is what gives you life and a purpose to life, beyond begin the giver and taker of your life the Chi is your why, it’s the reason you exist. The Chi determines your destiny and all of the details of your life and your existence. The Sum of all Chi is connected which is known as Chiukwu Okike or Chiukwu ABIAMA.
As we know Igbo cosmology believes in duality where everything is 2, eg male and female, up and down, front and back, right and left, good and bad etc. So is Chi na Eke, Chi being the father and Eke being the Mother. Chi as the father, is the beginning of all things, the cause, the idea, the reason, the intention. While EKE is the Reality, the effect, manifestation and Existence. Chi and Eke are the process and formula that creates and governs the universe. Two that must come together to create a spark, everything within the unseen and in existence, is in the space of Chi while all that is seen and in reality is Eke. We as beings exist as Eke in flesh which is seen but it’s the Chi in us that gives us life and leads us, which is unseen.
What you seek to know, your Chi already knows hence the saying CHI KA DIBIA (the Chi is greater than the wise man).
As the source of the idea that created you, you and your Chi will work together to fulfill your destiny. You are free to make your decision but your Chi determines the outcome, it is your Chi that knows what will happen in your future and your life as a whole. Chi is not only the bringer of good things but the authorizer of bad things as well. Accepting your creator means accepting both good fortune and misfortune, struggle and strife. When people assemble to plan against you, if your Chi is not there the plan will not work. therefore nothing happens to you without the authorisation of your Chi. The Chi is what determines when and how you will die, if at an old age or not, ONWU CHI (death by Chi) is seen as a blessing as the individual has reached a matured age and is buried so he or she can reincarnate but if the person has a bad Chi that brought mystery to the individuals life or the family the person is buried face down or not buried at all to avoid being an ancestor or repeating what their Chi brought upon them in their next life.
Your individual Chi is actually a God or Goddess which are parts of Chiukwu the great God. Each of us has a deity attached to us from the Element of the day you were born. As Eke is fire, a person’s Chi might be ANYANWU or Amadioha. There might be an Arụsị (deity) in your family lineage either from your paternal or maternal home, it can also be your Chi. I advise you go for Afa consultation to know your Chi and Onye ụwa. You need to have your OBO CHI (altar) where you pray, communicate with and feed your Chi. Your Chi needs to be called down into an Okposi (statue) which you use to represent your Chi, you place the statue at your altar.
HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CHI.
When speaking to your Chi for a favor, it has to be a negotiation than begging and pleading. If you want something good for yourself explain it to your Chi why you deserve it. Don’t beg. While saying your intentions in Ọdịnala, it requires you sit upright with a stool or stand with Nzu in your hands professing the cleanliness of your hand, heart, mouth, and mind, of any wrong doing, speech, and evil intentions, before any favors are asked. You speak with your eyes open, as if you are talking to someone in front of you. You have to inform your Chi before you begin anything to get the support and protection of your Chi.
Whenever you ask for a request from your Chi you have to attach a promise of an offering, please promise what you can afford and don’t fail on your promise. When your request aligns with your Chi or Your Chi accepts your request and you succeed then you have to return to your Chi and give it praise, thanks and offerings like chicken, goat, ram or cow. It depends on your promise to your Chi. Talk to your Chi daily to build a strong bond.
ITEMS FOR IGO MMỤỌ AND BOND WITH YOUR CHI:
ITEMS USED TO ALIGN AND FEED YOUR CHI.
Chi and Chi Uwa are mistaken to be the same but during afa consultation when Chi is mentioned, your onye nọrọ gi ụwa shows up. Chi is your spirit guide to your destiny. Chi uwa is your onye nọrọ gi uwa who comes back to fulfill a purpose on earth. This ritual aligns you with your Chi-uwa on earth, making peace with your Chi-uwa is necessary to help you fulfill your purpose on Earth. Before you do this, you have to know your Chi-uwa name through Afa. I don’t advise individuals to do it to avoid mistake of feeding the wrong CHI! If your parents did not do the findings at your young age, chances of knowing the right Chi Ụwa is very slim. Just be neutral and personalize your Chi as CHI M. To feed one’s Chi, what you do is calculate the amount of money this items will cost and send to the person that will do it for you or buy it your self and take it there. Ask the DIBIA or EZENWANYI how much he wants you to pay for his services. Then you can learn from the dibia in case you want to feed your Chi on your own.
1 native chicken (oke for male, nwunye ọkụkọ for female).
1 Okposi Chi
1 Okposi ikenga
1 chick/ Uriom
4 Kolanuts (ọjị)
1 ose oji/Alligator pepper
2 big yams.
Keg of palm wine
A crate beer
1 carton of mineral.
(This depends on how elaborate you want to make it. You have to eat with people around you too.)
7 twigs or branches of ogirisi leaves.
You can add Crayfish or Azụ isi, salt, pepper. They are spices to cook the chicken and yam,do it according to your community.
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