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The Gentle Wind Is It That Gently Shakes the Trees in the Forest in Different Directions…

The gentle wind is it that gently shakes the trees in the forest in different directions
The tempest strongly changes the directions of the leaves blowing in the forest
IFA’s declarations to ORUNMILA
IFA said it would give insight into my success
How successful will I be?
He said I will be as successful as the rats
Please, I do not want my own success to be compared with that of the rat
No matter the success of the rat
It is taken as a delicacy and eaten with pounded yam
The gentle wind is it that gently shakes the trees in the forest in different directions
The tempest strongly changes the directions of the leaves blowing in the forest
IFA’s declarations to ORUNMILA
IFA said it would give insight into my success
How successful will I be?
He said I will be as successful as the fish
Please, I do not want my own success to be compared with that of the fish
No matter the success of the fish
It is taken as a delicacy and eaten with pounded yam
The gentle wind is it that gently shakes the trees in the forest in different directions
The tempest strongly changes the directions of the leaves blowing in the forest
IFA’s declarations to ORUNMILA
IFA said it would give insight into my success
How successful will I be?
He said I will be as successful as the birds
Please, I do not want my own success to be compared with that of the birds
No matter the success of the bird
It is taken as a delicacy and eaten with pounded yam
The gentle wind is it that gently shakes the trees in the forest in different directions
The tempest strongly changes the directions of the leaves blowing in the forest
IFA’s declarations to ORUNMILA
IFA said it would give insight into my success
How successful will I be?
He said I will be as successful as the animals
Please, I do not want my own success to be compared with that of the animals
No matter the success of the animal
It is taken as a delicacy and eaten with pounded yam
He then asked me:
How successful do you wish to be?
I said I will like to be as successful as Olajugbalala
How successful was Olajugbalala?
Olajugbalala was very successful
He turned around the rural area
And the rural area became urban
He turned around the refuse heap
And the refuse heap became the center of commerce
He has so many properties both in his maternal and paternal sides
He became a very important personality
He was accorded the status of a royal chief


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Orunmila Said “That Was a Thunderous Noise”…

Orunmila said, “ that was a thunderous noise”
I said, “it was the fall of an elephant at the farm Baba”
Hin–in
Ifa asked, “Where in the farm did the elephant fall?
Hin–in
They said, “at the Awinrinmogun river”
Hin–in
Orunmila Ordered us to go and investigate
Hin–in
When we got there, we found two hundred dead rats
Hin–in
Orunmila said there was a little one could do with the ancestors of rats
Hin–in
Orunmila said, “That was a thunderous noise”
I said “it was the fall of an elephant at the farm Baba”
Hin–in
Ifa asked “Where in the farm did the elephant fall?
Hin–in
They said, “at the Awinrinmogun river”
Hin–in
Orunmila ordered us to go and investigate
Hin–in
When we got there we found two hundred dead fish
Hin–in
Orunmila said there was little one could do with the ancestors of fish
Hin–in
Orunmila said, “ that was a thunderous noise”
I said, “it was the fall of an elephant at the farm Baba”
Hin–in
Ifa asked, “Where in the farm did the elephant fall?
Hin–in
They said, “at the Awinrinmogun river”
Hin–in
Orunmila ordered us to go and investigate
Hin–in
When we got there, we found two hundred dead animals
Hin–in
Orunmila said there was little one could do with the ancestors of animals
Hin–in
Orunmila said, “ that was a thunderous noise”
I said, “it was the fall of an elephant at the farm Baba”
Hin–in
Ifa asked, “Where in the farm did the elephant fall?
Hin–in
They said, “at the Awinrinmogun river”
Hin–in
Orunmila ordered us to go and investigate
Hin–in
When we got there, we found two hundred dead birds
Hin–in
Orunmila said there was little one could do with the ancestors of birds
Hin–in
Orunmila said, “ that was a thunderous noise”
I said, “it was the fall of an elephant at the farm Baba”
Hin–in
Ifa asked, “Where in the farm did the elephant fall?
Hin–in
They said, “at the Awinrinmogun river”
Hin–in
Orunmila ordered us to go and investigate
Hin–in
When we got there, we found two hundred people
Hin–in
The immovable mountain
Hin–in
They divined for Orunmila when he went to confront the elephant (and to confine it to the pitch)
Hin–in
Orunmila faced the elephant
Hin–in
The elephant faced Orunmila
Hin–in
Orunmila rushed the elephant
Hin–in
The elephant swallowed Orunmila, gulping him down
Hin–in
Orunmila was breathing hard in the elephant’s belly
Hin–in
The elephant, on the other hand, was uncomfortable
Hin–in
They searched for Orunmila, Adagbaa Odomu
Hin–in
They searched for Orunmila, the only one bold enough to blow an ivory trumpet
Hin–in
Akoda was busy divining with Ikin Ifa on the leaf
Hin–in
Aseda was busy divining with Ikin Ifa on the palm frond
Hin–in
Osunbaluwe was busy divining with Ikin Ifa on the ground
Hin–in
Adawonransewonran was busy divining with Ikin Ifa on water
Hin–in
They asked Akoda, “why do you divine on the leaf?”
Hin–in
He said it was because he did not see his father, the father who rides the most beautiful horse
Hin–in
They asked Aseda, “why do you divine on a palm frond”
Hin–in
He said it was because he did not see his father, Adagbaa Odomu
Hin–in
They asked Osunbaluwe, “why do you divine on the ground?”
Hin–in
He said it was because he did not see his father, the only one brave enough to blow an ivory trumpet
Hin–in
They asked Adawonransewonran, “Why do you divine on the water?”
Hin–in
He said it was because he did not see his father, the one capable of averting death (preserving the life of a child destined for death)
Hin–in
The search for Orunmila was in vain
Hin–in
They sent for Orimadegun, Ogun
Hin–in
They sent for the one with long white robes, Osoosi
Hin–in
They also sent for Ija, he that can snatch an elephant’s tail off
Hin–in
They ordered to butcher the elephant
Hin–in
After the elephant was butchered
Hin–in
A covered calabash was opened
Hin–in
Two hundred sacred palm kernels were found
Hin–in
Twenty out of the Ikin Ifa were counted and given to Alara
Hin–in
Alara worshiped the Ikin Ifa and divined with them, he was installed as king
Hin–in
Twenty of the Ikin Ifa were given to Ajero, child of the beautiful Egret bird
Hin–in
Ajero worshiped the Ikin Ifa and divined with them, he was installed as king
Hin–in
Twenty of the Ikin Ifa were given to Alaafin of Oyo, a king
Hin–in
He worshiped the Ikin Ifa and divined with them, he was installed as king
Hin–in
Alaafin of Oyo terrible death, royal husband of the queen, so much feared that his orders must be carried out with no question
Hin–in
Alaafin of Oyo the spirit, he who revere in eating the sacred food while destinies are being carved
Hin–in
He who navigates the world feeding on shea butter
Hin–in
He who goes from wine to honey, he who enjoys life
Hin–in
Twenty of the Ikin Ifa were given to Oluufe Ooni
Hin–in
He who pampers his children with abundant money
Hin–in
The curse of Ooni is dreadful
Hin–in
He worshiped the Ikin Ifa and divined with them, he was installed as king
Hin–in
Twenty of the Ikin Ifa were given to tentative kings
Hin–in
They worshiped the Ikin Ifa and they divined with them, they were installed as kings
Hin–in
Kanga, konga, the sound of a bell
Hin–in
The white man’s gong drops and sounded Kanga kongo!
Hin–in
Divined for them in Ido town
Hin–in
Whose house was invaded by death and illness
Hin–in
While evil and negativity decided to reside in his domain
Hin–in
Tiriri ajija, like the sound of a gong, I cannot be moved
Hin–in
Sickness cannot touch me, I am untouchable
Hin–in
Tiriri ajija, like the sound of a gong, I cannot be moved
Hin–in
All evil deeds and negativity cannot move me, I am immovable
Hin–in
Tiriri ajija, like the sound of the gong I cannot be moved, very firmly, Ifa pegs my enemy’s head on a tree
Orunmila O!
Very firmly, Ifa pegs my enemy’s head on a tree


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5/19/2015 ITADOGUN

5/19/2015 ITADOGUN

This Itadogun IFA warns us about contention. IFA says that we should all be offering sacrifice to ESU ODARA with one plate and one calabash. On this IFA says:
The slender Antelope the Awo of the deep forest
And Aga the Awo of the hill side
Aara-dede delivers with force
Ifa’s message for Osunfunleyo
The wife of Agbonniregun
She was advised to offer Ebo against untimely death
She failed to comply
Calabash, why did you fail to come to the market yesterday
It resulted in quarrel and misunderstanding
“Let there be contention” is the sound of the hunter’s arrow sheath
And plate, why did you fail to come to the market yesterday
It resulted in quarrel and misunderstanding
“Let there be contention” is the sound of the hunter’s arrow sheath

May Olodumare guide and guard us. Ase

Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Osunyemi Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple


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Happy Mother’s Day Weekend…

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the mothers and mothers-to-be!
Ifa says:
The day cannot last for too long
And the night cannot last for too long
The night cannot stick an additional hoof on the leg of a horse
Ifa’s message for one’s Mother
When coming from heaven to earth
She will come and give support this time around
One’s Mother cannot fail to give one support…


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ORUNMILA, Come and Create Wealth in My Home…

ORUNMILA! I call on IFA!
I say he has become our lineage
It is our lineage and heritage to be an Awo
Cast IFA for the palm tree
That will be as prosperous as the king of Ereke
Dry palm stem, you are my kin
Palm tree, you are my kin
It is ORUNMILA himself who brought me money to acquire a home
IFA when you wake up, come and feed me with your breast milk
When Oniponponpon lit his light, he always places it on top of the child’s head
Erigialo!
Come and create wealth in my home
I am a good Awo
Erigialo!


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ITADOGUN 5/3/15

ITADOGUN 5/3/2015

This Itadogun, IFA warns us of potential for illness. IFA speaks about the dangers of promiscuous sexual activity. IFA says we should refrain from that type of activity. IFA says we should make offering to ESU ODARA with a piece of cloth and plenty of palm oil. On this IFA says:
Kenberi women do not understand each other
And the Ibariba people do not understand other people
Ifa’s message for Idi-Omokan
A woman who is indiscriminate in her sexual activities
Who plans to spoil this compound
She was advised to offer Ebo
She refused to comply…

Also IFA says that there are many who are hoping and trying to have children now. IFA says that all of those who wish to have children should be appeasing OSUN (OSHUN). IFA says that we should appease OSUN (OSHUN) with some fruit, 1 obi abata (kola nut), and plenty of honey. On this IFA says:
Ika nta siiri
Oturupon nda geerege
They cast Ifa for my mother
The Otooro of Efon land
Offspring of rainfall that took over Ido-land
She was feeling distraught because of her inability to birth her own baby
She was advised to offer Ebo
She complied
All greet my mother
She who placates her baby with brass ornaments
Yeye e mi o
She who placates her baby with a brass ornament

May Olodumare guide and guard us. Ase

Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
http://www.oyekuofun.org/