Oyeku Ofun Temple

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


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He Woke Up and Put on a Befitting Outfit, He Adorned His Head with a Befitting Cap

He woke up and put on a befitting outfit
He adorned his head with a befitting cap
He wore befitting trousers
He cast a befitting glance at all things
They said Orunmila, the messenger has arrived!
He asked what did he bring along?
They said he brought 200 rats on his right side
And 200 fish on his left
Orunmila said the emissary of Olodumare had not yet arrived
They said he brought 200 birds on his right side
And 200 beasts on his left
Orunmila said the emissary of Olodumare had not yet arrived
They said he brought 200 male children on his right side
And 200 female children on his left
Orunmila said the emissary of Olodumare has truly arrived!
He said that out of 200 male children on the right side
25 will become hunters
25 will become farmers
25 will become traders
25 will become cloth weavers
25 will become musicians
25 will become sculptors
25 will become sanitary workers
The remaining 25 will be his Akapo (Ifa students)
And he said that out of the 200 female children on the right hand side
25 will become merchandizers
25 will become traders
25 will become cloth dyers
25 will become singers
25 will become weavers
25 will become palm oil makers
25 will become farmers
The remaining  25 will be preparing meals for Agbonniregun (doing IFA rituals)
Children are one’s prosperity in the end
Whether we go into the forest
Or travel into the plains
Children are truly our prosperity in the end


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ITADOGUN 9/21/14

ITADOGUN 9/21/14

On this Itadogun, IFA says that we will see ire aje, the blessings of wealth. IFA says that we should be making offering to ORUNMILA with oti (liquor) and epo pupa (red palm oil).
On this IFA says:
The Egun tree is marvelous to look at from a distance
Ifa’s message for Ire (Blessings)
And also for Ibi (Negativity)
They were advised to offer sacrifice
Only Ire complied
Ire, please stay with us
Ibi, turn around and go away

May Olodumare guide us and guard us. Ase.

Sincerely,
Fágbémijó Amósùn Fákáyòdé
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
PO Box 4833
Arcata, CA 95518 USA
OyekuOfun@yahoo.com


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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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