Oyeku Ofun Temple

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


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Morning Prayer to Orunmila

I call upon Ire from the east, the west, the north, and the south to come and stay with me today
Olugbode is the name given to Aje
Olugbode is the name given to Aje
Aje please let me have you in my hands
Please let me have you in all my endeavors
The chameleon never lacks anything in his life
All blessings should come and answer me today
When the sun rises, it will rise for the whole world
There is nothing that can overpower the rising of the sun
So all my blessings, wherever you may be, I command you to come and stay with me
Orunmila, please go to Olodumare’s house and bring me my blessings
I’m looking for all blessings but my hands can’t grab or reach them
Orunmila, please go to Olodumare’s house and bring me all blessings in life


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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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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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With Care and Compassion Do We Collect the Eggs of the Chicken

Kekenke — to be favored — the Awo of Kekenke
Gegenge — to be pampered — the Awo of Gegenge
These are the ones who cast IFA for Orimonikee
The one who had the support of their ORI (Head) from the ORUN (Spiritual Realm)
IFA, please continue to favor me
ORI, please continue to show me favor
Fellow human beings in life, please keep favoring me and loving me
With care and compassion do we collect the eggs of the chicken


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Excessive Anger Portrays Their Upbringing

Excessive anger portrays their upbringing
He who ignores mediation easily exposes himself
You have come again with your bad attitude will only give one a bad name
These were the IFA revelations for Oka, the Cobra
And also for Ere, the Boa Constrictor
And for Sebe, the Black snake
And for Nini, the Colorful snake
When they were going to Alapa-nirawe, King in the house of Oniyanja
They were advised to offer Ebo
Only Nini complied with the advice
Truly, we have installed Nini as Oba (King)
It is the misbehavior of Oka that ruined his career
We have installed Nini as Oba
It is the misbehavior of Ere that ruined his career
We have installed Nini as Oba
It is the misbehavior of Sebe that ruined his future
Truly, we have installed Nini as Oba