Oyeku Ofun Temple

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


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Awure – Prayer for Many Blessings in Life

It is the Agbe bird that carries blessing to Olokun
it is the Aluko bird that carries blessings to Olosa
It is the Parrot of Moba river, the-offspring of the one carrying calabash of trade who carries good forune to the king of Iwo
Ela-Iwori carry good fortune to me on my way
The owner of Esinminrm river full to the brim
Let wealth come to my residence now!
Wherever the Oka snake hides, it meets two hundred preys there to feed on
The manner of crawling of the python does not
make it go hungry
It is where Esu stays permanently that his own blessings are brought to him
It is the house that the weaver stays at while
the Okerekere moves to him
It is at the house that the seat awaits the
sitting-buttock
The dump-pit is a perpectual beneficiary
There is no day the dump-pit does not receive
its own gift
Mighty Creator please gives me my own blessing/gift
All Waters pay homage to the Olokun
All swampy lands pay homage to Olodo (Owner of the River)
All the labour that erosion ends up doing
It is Olodo that is the beneficiary
It is Osin that commands them to serve me
It is anybody’s clothes that a chameleon wears
Both the forest and the jungle team up to spin the Eegun cotton wool
Both the young and old in the town, come and serve me with all blessings
For the erosion serves the river deity with all blessings
All blessings


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Let Me Live Up To Their Expectations As Their Father

I walked stealthily and adorned my head with a befitting crown
I walked quietly and adorned my neck with Ejigbara and Okun beads
I know nothing and I am ignorant of all things
Nonetheless, I ascended the throne of the market leaders
The youths of Ife saw me and they put on befitting garments
The elders of Ife saw me and they put on gorgeous dresses
May evil not set me in contention with Gunnugun (the vulture)
May I live and grow as old as Gunnugun
May evil not set me up against Akala (another kind of vulture)
May I become as old as Akala
Elders do not make forceful sounds like the closing of the main entrance door Ifa, please turn me into a Babalawo
When a Babalawo becomes a full Babalawo
He will have a pony in front of his house
Ifa, please let me have a pony in front my house
Ifa, please turn me into a Babalawo
When a Babalawo becomes a full Babalawo
He will have a galloping horse in the backyard of his house
Ifa, please let me have a galloping horse in the backyard of my house Ifa, please turn me into a Babalawo
When a Babalawo becomes a full Babalawo
He will be blessed with 1,460 women in his house
Ifa, please let me have 1,460 women in my house
Ifa, please turn me into a Babalawo
When a Babalawo becomes a full Babalawo
He will have 1,460 children in his house
Ifa, please let me have 1,460 children in my house
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Alofoun of the farm land
You are the father of all grasses
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Torofinni is the head of all rats in the forest
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Alofoun of the farm land
You are the father of all grasses
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Odosu is the head of all ikin
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Alofoun of the farm land
You are the father of all grasses
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Akaraba is the head of all fish in the deep
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Alofoun of the farm land
You are the father of all grasses
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
The Peacock is the head of all birds in the forest
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father Alofoun of the farm land
You are the father of all grasses
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father


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ITADOGUN 9/5/2014

ITADOGUN 9/5/2014

 
On this Itadogun, IFA speaks of blessings of children/childbirth. IFA says that all those who have children in their lives (their own children or the children of friends and family) will have reason to be very happy and proud of the children. At the same time, IFA says that those who are wishing and seeking to have children of their own will soon have children in their lives. IFA says that we should all be making offerings to OSHUN with efo yanrin and oyin (wild lettuce and honey). 
On this IFA says:
Owonrin’se
A difa fun Orunmila
Won ni Orunmila ati awon ara ile re koniiri oran ekun laelae
Won niki o rubo
O rubo…
 
Translation:
Owonrin’se
Cast IFA for Orunmila
They said Orunmila and the people in his home would never meet with any cause for weeping
He was advised to make a sacrifice
He complied…
 
 
May our offerings be accepted in OLODUMARE. Ase O
 
Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
OyekuOfun@yahoo.com


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September 2014 (Osu Owewe) Ifa and Orisha Calendar

September 2014 (Osu Owewe) Ifa and Orisha Calendar

 

1 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
2 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
3 Sango/Oya
4 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
5 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
6 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
7 Sango/Oya
8 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
9 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
10 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
11 Sango/Oya
12 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
13 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
14 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
15 Sango/Oya
16 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
17 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
18 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
19 Sango/Oya
20 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
21 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
22 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
23 Sango/Oya
24 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
25 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
26 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
27 Sango/Oya
28 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
29 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
30 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko

 

*** = Itadogun


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OSE IFA READING – FROM 8/28/2014

OSE IFA READING – FROM 8/28/2014

On this IFA Day, IFA says we should beware of fighting/argument. IFA says that for our own peace of mind, we should be going out of our way to avoid any arguments. We should be open with those who are close to us in order to avoid disharmony in our relationships. IFA says that we should be all making an offering of 2 snails to ESU.
On this IFA says:
Oturupon’rosu ariwo ni
Cast IFA for Delumo
She was warned that her husband would disturb her
But if she made sacrifice her husband would give her peace of mind
The sacrifice: 2 snails
She heard and she made the sacrifice
They said: “Two snails never fight”

May our offerings be accepted in OLODUMARE. Ashe O


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Only Those Who Walk With the Speed of an Ant Can Keep the Pace of IFA…

We do not live in the same house
We do not stroll on the same path
Had we been walking the same path
I would have walked with you
And accompanied you to your house
IFA’s declarations to Bilal
Who is an offspring of OBATALA 
When planning to become the student of IWIN
Who is ORUNMILA 
He was advised to offer the sacrifice of patience
The way our father (ORUNMILA) walks is like that of an ant
Only those who walk with the speed of an ant
Can keep the pace of IFA 
The way our father walks is like that of an ant

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