Oyeku Ofun Temple

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


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HAPPY FULL MOON TO ALL!

HAPPY FULL MOON TO ALL!
IFA teaches us:
Anger amounts to nothing for one
Patience is the father of all good characters
An elder who is patient
He is blessed with all the good things of life
These were Ifa’s messages for Ina, the fire
Who wanted to be installed as Olonroro, the illuminator
He was advised to offer ebo
Anger amounts to nothing for one
Patience is the father of all good character
An elder who is patient
He is blessed with all the good things of life
These were Ifa’s messages to Oorun, the sun
Who wanted to be installed as Olonroro, the illuminator
He was advised to offer ebo
These were IFA’s messages for Osupa Kirimu, the full moon
Who wanted to be installed as Olonroro, the illuminator
He was advised to offer ebo
Only Osupa complied with the advice of the Awo
We have installed Osupa and all Ire has arrived
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro
We installed Osupa and the world has become peaceful
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro
In vain was the competence of Ina
Ina has no good character
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro
Of no purpose is the capacity of Oorun
Oorun is not endowed with good character
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro
We have installed Osupa and all Ire has arrived
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro
We installed Osupa and the world has become peaceful
We have installed Osupa as the Olonroro, the illuminator
May Osupa the Spirit of the Moon bless us with abundant joy, understanding, and compassion this coming month. May OLODUMARE help us to meet all of our needs and may we be protected and shielded from all evil forces.
May we see peace this month. Ase O
Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple


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The Night Has Fallen and the Day Is Sitting on Its Side

The night has fallen
The night has fallen and the day is sitting on its side
Let the swarm of small birds care for how they eat
Let the swarm of small birds care for how the drink
Let the observers of sacred rituals and rites be watchful of time
Let the small birds be on the watch for assailants
Oriri Sewele
The Babalawo in the house of Onigede
Cast Ifa for Onigede early in life
On the day he complained of not having any fortunes
He was asked to perform a sacrificial ritual
They said that by dusk (old age)
All the good fortunes would get to him
Wealth, come and enter the household of Onigede
Oriri Sewele
You are the Babalawo of the household of Onigede
Good spouse, enter the home of Onigede today
Oriri Sewele
You are the Babalawo of the household of Onigede
Children, enter the home of Onigede today
Oriri Sewele
You are the Babalawo of the household of Onigede
Peace of mind, enter the home of Onigede today
Oriri Sewele
You are the Babalawo of the household of Onigede
All good fortunes, enter the home of Onigede today
Oriri Sewele
You are the Babalawo of the household of Onigede


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All the Rivers of the World Put Together Are Not as Remarkable as the Ocean

All the rivers of the world put together
Are not as remarkable as the Ocean
All the streams of the world put together
Are far less than the Lagoon
Cast Ifa for Orisanla Oseremagbo (Obatala)
On the day he was to be made king
When all the deities wanted to take away one of its powers
Orunmila refused to grant their wish, so did Elegbara
There is no Odu Ifa that takes precedence over Ejiogbe
The paramount Odu
Ejiogbe, you are the paramount Odu
Any river that does not recognize the pre-eminence of the Ocean
Will dry up completely
Before the savannah burns, it will first dry up
I request for wealth from Olosa, the second in command
I received this but not sufficiently
I requested for wealth from Olokun Seniade
The king of all rivers
I received but not sufficiently
Who does not know that it is only the wealth
Given by OLODUMARE that lasts for life?


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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
Cast IFA 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
Sow humanness and honesty today
For a blissful tomorrow


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11/3/2018 ITADOGUN READING

11/3/2018 ITADOGUN READING
Aboru, Aboye. Greetings in OLODUMARE. On this Itadogun, IFA warns us against untimely death. IFA says that our hard work will be rewarded. IFA says that we should seek the advice of both the youth and the elders these coming weeks. On this IFA says we should all make an offering with plenty of palm oil to ESU ODARA. On this IFA says:
Bi e ba ri omo kekere l’ona
E f’oro lo o
Bi e a ri agbalagba l’ona
E f’oro lo o
A o mo eni baba re o kuu
Ti yoo f’eebu s’ile fun
Difa fun Onyagbe
A b’eeni oko tien-rere
Igba ti nr’oko ti ko r’ere je
Ebo ni wo ni ko waa se
O gb’ebo, o ru’bo
Ko pe, ko jinna
E wa ba ni ni jebutu ire gbogbo
Translation
If you meet with a youth on the road
Seek his opinion
If you meet with an elder on the road
Seek his opinion too
We will never know whose dead father had bequeathed good legacy until after his death
IFA’s messages for Onyagbe, the farmer
The one who had a vast expanse of farmland
When he was toiling without any successful reward
He was advised to offer Ebo, he heard and complied
Before long, not too far
Join us in the midst of all blessings


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Who is Dependable Enough to Sleep On?

IFA teaches us who is dependable enough to sleep upon:
Orunmila declares that it is time for rest
I respond that it is time to sleep on top of someone
Ifa says that who is dependable enough to sleep upon?
I respond that our parents are dependable enough to sleep upon
I never knew that our parents are not worthy of sleeping upon at all
Orunmila declares that it is time for rest
I respond that it is time to sleep on top of someone
Ifa says that who is dependable enough to sleep upon?
I respond that our spouses are dependable enough for us to sleep upon
I never knew that our spouses are not worthy of sleeping upon at all
Orunmila declares that it is time to take a rest
I respond that it is time to sleep on top of someone
Ifa says that who is dependable enough to sleep upon?
I respond that our children are dependable enough to sleep upon
I never know that our children are not worthy of sleeping upon at all
I now declare my ignorance of who is dependable enough to sleep upon
Ifa if you program me to become wealthy
Ope agunka forever will I continue to sleep upon you
Ifa if you program me to be blessed with good kids
Ope agunka, forever will I continue to sleep upon you
Ifa if you program me to be blessed with all the good things of life
Ope agunka, forever will I continue to sleep on you


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Itadogun Reading 10/2/2018

Itadogun Reading 10/2/2018-
 
IFA warns us of untimely death. IFA says that all followers of IFA should be devout and loyal. IFA says that there are some who are doubting IFA and even turning their backs to IFA. IFA says that the true devotees should not heckle or even try to persuade them from straying. IFA says that all blessings in life are in the hands of IFA and ORISA and that any who abandon IFA and ORISA will have unconsummated blessings. On this IFA says we should be making an offering to IFA with 2 fish. On this IFA says:
Mashed corn seller does not dip her hand in water
An elder does not sell sand
An elder who sells sand as salt will be paid with stone
Ifa’s message for the inhabitants of Ede land
Where they had decided not to worship Ifa anymore
They were advised to offer sacrifice
They refused
And everything went wrong for them
You, inhabitants of Ede land who declared that you will no longer
serve Ifa
The disgrace and embarrassment are all yours