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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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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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!