Oyeku Ofun Temple

Ifa and Orisha Temple in Arcata, Humboldt County, Northern California // A Peaceful Place for Divine Worship


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My Suffering Ends Today — Tomorrow My Life Will Be Convenient…

The Awo who is small and inexperienced, that is the Awo of today
The Awo who is matured and capable, that is the Awo of tomorrow
The banana tree lives by the stream and flourishes
The Awo of He-who-knows-today-and-tomorrow
Ifa’s declaration to My-suffering-will-end-today
Child of Agboniregun
When coming from Heaven to Earth
he was advised to offer Ebo
He heard and complied
Now, my suffering ends today
By tomorrow my things will be easy
My suffering ends today
Tomorrow my life will be convenient
If one staff is used to bead the Dundun drum
200 gongs will shake in the process
My suffering ends today
Tomorrow my life will be convenient


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Ifa is Truly One’s Sympathizer…

Otura went to Ira but did not get there
Akoki went on a journey but never return
Truthfulness is more satisfying than lying
Ifa’s message for he who has relatives
And has family members
But who has no sympathizer
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
There is no sympathizer as Olorun
Olorun is one’s sympathizer
There is no sympathizer as one’s Ori
One’s Ori is one’s sympathizer
There is no sympathizer as one’s Ifa
One’s Ifa is truly one’s sympathizer


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We Pray from Sacred Odu Ifa Ejiogbe…

We pray from Sacred Odu Ifa Ejiogbe:
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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ORUNMILA Applied Truthfulness to Overcome Wickedness

I behave as OLODUMARE created me
I do not do evil
I do not harbor bad thoughts
So I will not die wretched
IFA’s message to the 401 IRUNMOLE
When going from IKOLE ORUN to IKOLE AYE
And also cast for ORUNMILA
When going from IKOLE ORUN to IKOLE AYE
OLODUMARE said
The world that you are all going to
You should all do good
Be truthful
Do not be wicked
ORUNMILA applied truthfulness to overcome wickedness


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IFA Will Help Us Mend the Broken World

Pa!! like the snapping of a rope
The broken rope, the Awo of the town of Itori
The gun dismantled and scattered on the floor
IFA’s revelation to ORUNMILA
When IFA was going to mend the world of the lovers of conflict
Like one mends a broken calabash
Who will help us mend this our broken world?
The leaves of a palm tree can bind
ORUNMILA will help one mend the broken world
The leaves of the palm can bind
IFA will help us mend the broken world
The leaves of the palm can bind
BARAPETU will help us mend the broken world
The leaves of the palm will bind


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ITADOGUN READING — 3/27/2019

3/27/2019 ITADOGUN READING-
 
Greetings in OLODUMARE. This Itadogun period, IFA warns us against sickness and untimely death. IFA says that all those considering IFA initiations should do so. IFA says we should be making an offering of two orogbo (bitter kola) to SANGO. On this IFA says:
Asunmosi abidi jangele
Cast Ifa for one leg of Ogbe
When going on an Ifa mission to the home of Sango
He was advised to offer sacrifice
He heard and complied
One leg of Ogbe, Awo of Sango
Cast Ifa for Sango
When he was suffering from a serious ailment
And was crying to be able to rise up and be in good health
He was advised to offer sacrifice
And go to the stream for Ifa initiation
He complied
He went to the stream for Ifa initiation
After the initiation rites
He regained his strength
Please, Arira, the thunder, do not strike there
That home is inhabited by an Awo
Arira do not strike there
Travelers of Ipo and Ofa
The thunderstone will never be directed toward the home of Ifa


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We Have Seen Good Fortune, We Shall Not Die

When the market session ends
The chief of the market women still remains
Some important elders also remain
When Ifa becomes difficult
The less qualified Awo rise up and leave
Ifa divination performed for Orunmila
When he was going to see Odu
On the hill of Ikefun
We have seen Odu
We have seen good fortune
We have seen Odu
We have seen good fortune
We shall not die
We have seen Odu
We have seen good fortune


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We Have Won Like Magic!

Obara Okanran
If the Babalawo is learned in Ifa or not
Let us test them with Obara Okanran
Obara Kanhin Kanhin the priest of Orunmila’s household
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
On the day he was in the midst of enemies
He was asked to offer Ebo
He complied
Offering of Ebo
And free gifts to Esu
Come meet us with triumph!
From here forward
We will be victorious!
Just like Ewe Odan
We have won like magic!


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Sow Humanness and Honesty Today for a Blissful Tomorrow

It is the big rod that torments the gong
Torrential rains reduce the ant-hill to mud
Osun Ewuji, desirous of eating and drinking
Crawled stealthily into the ocean
Ifa’s message for Eyin-Iwa (Thereafter)
Who is the senior of Oni (Today)
You, people of Isinpe
It is because of Eyin-Iwa
That we should be benevolent to Oni (Today)
For whatever seed we plant today
We shall reap the fruits tomorrow
Hence, sow humanness and honesty today
For a blissful tomorrow