Oyeku Ofun Temple

Ifa and Orisha Temple in Arcata, Humboldt County, Northern California


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IFA Prayer For Rain (In Time of Drought)

IFA Prayer For Rain (In Time of Drought):

We cannot erect a house without linking it to a road

We cannot construct a road without linking it to the market-place

We cannot carry a carving

Without resting it in place

Ifa’s message for Akere, the striped frog

Who would propitiate her mother’s Ori in order to summon the rain

She was advised to offer Ebo

She complied

Here comes Akere, the owner of the voice that summons the rainfall

The day that Akere summons rainfall is the day that rain will fall

 


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Let Death Not Strike My Adversaries…

Ki iku ma pa Eni to nda ni loro
Ki le ri oun ti Ori o se fun ni
Ki arun ma se Eni to se ni ika
Ti a ba ji ka Jo ma rira eni
Di’a fun Orunmila
Ni’jo to nbe laarin-in Ota
Ebo won ni o wa se
Nje kini o maa ran mi se?
Irannran, Ori ni o maa ran mi se

 

Let death not strike my adversaries
So that they can witness the good things my Ori has for me
Let those that show wickedness towards me
Not be affected with illness
Let’s be seeing each other always
These were the proclamations of Ifa to Orunmila
When he was in the midst of enemies
He was advise to make Ebo
What shall see me through?
Nothing except my Ori  


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Here is my prayer on my birthday

Here is my prayer on my birthday:

The spice of the vegetable is the name of IFA
Peace is the name of Ewe Tete
Mother Earth rejects force
She embraces meekness
Violence is no longer on Earth
There only remains peace
Cast Ifa for the Iroko tree in the wilderness
The one that was asked to fruit Okun Beads
And even brass ornaments
Iroko, please do not fruit violence and struggle
Peace is what Iroko has been ordained to produce


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The One Who Cannot Be Captured — Is What We Call the Mountain…

The foot has a flat, thin body
Cast IFA for the one who could not be stopped or captured
The one who cannot be captured is what we call the mountain
Twenty years from today
The mountain remains alive and strong
Alive and strong is the way of the mountain
Thirty years from today
The mountain remains alive and strong
Alive and strong is the way of the mountain
The mountain remains alive and strong


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April 2014 (Osu Igbe) Ifa and Orisha Calendar

April 2014 (Osu Igbe) Ifa and Orisha Calendar
1 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna

2 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun

3 Ogun/Osoosi

4 Sango/Oya

5 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna

6 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun

7 Ogun/Osoosi

8 Sango/ Oya

9 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna

10 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun

11 Ogun/Osoosi

12 Sango/ Oya

13 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna

14 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***

15 Ogun/Osoosi

16 Sango/Oya

17 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna

18 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun

19 Ogun/Osoosi

20 Sango/Oya

21 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna

22 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun

23 Ogun/Osoosi

24 Sango/Oya

25 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna

26 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun

27 Ogun/Osoosi

28 Sango/Oya

29 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna

30 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
*** = Itadogun


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Honesty of Thought Is More Satisfying…

Otura re’ra ko de’ra
Akoki rajo k obo
Otito inu yo ni lajeku
O ju iro lo o
Dia fun Orunmila
Baba n sawo lo si ilu Eke
Nibi won gbe n fi ohun si oju owo
Ti won n fie yin owo han’ra won
Bee ni aye won ri rudurudu
Orunmila kuro nibe
Baba lo si ilu awon Odale
Bi won ti n yo’lee da
Loun werewere abenu nyo won ni sise
Bee ni won po bi esu
Orunmila fi won sile
Baba lo si ilu awon Olooto
O ba won won o p’ogun
Bee ni won o p’ogbon
Bee ni aye won gun gege
Orunmila wa lanu koto
O ni otito ree o
Omi ale Ife
Ara yoo mu nibe o wopo

 

Translation
Otura went to Ira but never got to Ira
Akoki went on a journey but never return
Honesty of thought
Is more satisfying
And is higher than lying
Ifa’s message for Orunmila
When going to the town of liars
Where they keep things in their palms
But show each other the back of their palm
Their life is in total chaos
Orunmila left there
Orunmila went to the town of the oath breakers
As they secretely break the oath
So does their conscience continue to torment them
But they are very many in number
Orunmila left them
He went to the town of the truthful
He meant them they were not up to 20 in number
They are not up to 30
But their life are peaceful and organized
Orunmila opened his mouth to sing
He says here is the truth
The water of Ife land
Those who drink out of it are not many

 

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