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Priestess in Brazil and her family murdered for religious beliefs
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A bride doll does not make her arms go akimbo to greet others
And a ram doll does not actually eat grass
Nobody is considered beautiful in Apa land
If somebody is beautiful in Apa
He is usually compared to a tree in the forest
They will say this child is as beautiful as a doll
Cast Ifa for Isaga
The one who mounts wonders upon wonders
And mounts marvelous things upon marvelous things
He was advised to offer ebo
The wonders performed by Ifa cannot be destroyed!
It is in perfect condition by the sea shore
My destiny shall be in perfect condition
At the feet of the king of all Orisa
Iya Oyaseye’s Odun OYA / Annual OYA Festival 2013
Saturday, August 3rd, We are inviting everyone and anyone to come and greet Orisha Oya at Oyeku Ofun Temple. It will be in honor of Oyaseye’s Odun Oya, her Oya festival as we celebrate 2 years since her life devotion to Oya. On Saturday, between the hours of 12:00 noon- 2:00, we invite you to bring offerings, prayers or donations to Oya. If you are seeking change or blessings in your life, you may also schedule divination and readings with Oya for this weekend.
(for more details, questions, or directions, please contact us at Oyekuofun@yahoo.com Or Call 707 583 9432
Praise to Oya, Winds of the Heavens and Earth
May we be blessed abundantly this year.
Suggested Offerings for Oya:
Owner of the Place of Worship.
An inhabitant of the city of Ira
Mother who possess honey breast for her Children.
She who is fiercer than her husband.
She who is hot like fire.
She has fire in her pockets.
She wears Fire as her cloth.
The one who blows like fire.
The Fierce Warrior who uses air as her cutlass.
Oya, you have control over the wind.
Oya, you have control over the rain
Mother, you are the bad wind that befalls the evil doer.
You are the powerful wind that will destroy the wicked.
You are the turbulent tornado that collects blessings and drops them at my door step.
When people are asking for Orisha Oya,
Where will they find her?
They will find her at the camwood shop, where she beautifies herself with camwood.
They will find her at the Kola nut shop, breaking kola nuts into her mouth.
They will find her at the bata drum grounds, dancing to the rhythm of Elekoto Beats.
Oya, the neat wife.
You accompany your husband, you stand in the front and he is behind.
Brave Woman, guide us, protect us, and bring us all blessings in life.
The Queen of Nupe
Oya is the winds of change. The change that blows through our lives and pushes us to places that we never though we could go. Oya is the turbulent tornado that swipes away blessings from the evil doers and drops them at the door steps of her children. Oya is that gentle breeze that caresses your spirit and cleanses your soul.
Nothing strikes faster than Lightening. Oya holds the lightening bolt as she is the mother and ruler of the storms. She fights side by side with her Husband Sango, the thunder king. She is the electrical discharge that can quickly strike a fatal blow.She is the mother of Egungun, The Ancestors. She protects the Ancestor Society. In Cuba she is known as the one who guards the gates of the Cemetery.
Itadogun 8/1/2013 for Oyeku Ofun Temple
On this Itadogun (Ifa worship date), Ifa says that we must keep pushing forward on our paths, and that we must keep progressing. Ifa says we should all be grateful and happy to be alive. We should be basking in the light of all creation. Also we should be loving and kind to all those around us.
Ifa says that in praising Olodumare through the Orisa, we will all see prosperity and success. Ifa says we should make offering: (1) to Ifa with one obi abata (kolanut), one eja Ifa (dried fish), and ataare (guinea pepper), and (2) to Osun (Oshun) with gin, one obi abata, and honey.
On this Ifa says:
If we do not die young we will be happy
If we live long in poverty it brings sadness
Anytime death comes let us be greatful to god
That is policy of the truthful person
This were the declaration of Ifa to the six elders
When they were going to Ife to ask questions from Orunmila
Why was human beings dies
Orunmila responded that Olodumare used death as benevolence for human beings
Any river that does not flow forward
And does not flow backward
That river has become a pond
And the pond is full of filth
The river is carrying them forward
And the river is carrying them backward
Let the invalid go and bring a new body back to the world
Ifa explains part of the mystery of death — Ifa says that those who do not continue to progress and grow will become stagnant. Ifa says that death is actually a benevolent service of renewal and that we should be giving thanks to Olodumare, even when one dies. Ifa says that dying a process by where one leaves their current body and returns to Orun (Heavens) and comes back to life in a new, healthy body with a fresh start. Ifa tells us this process of coming to and from the spiritual world to the physical world is much like the flow of a river.
May Olodumare protect us, heal us, and keep us in the land of the living until our missions on Earth are complete. Ase O
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Osunyemi Fakayode,
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
August (Osu Ogun) 2013 Orisa and Ifa Calendar
1 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
17 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
19 Sango/ Oya
23 Sango/ Oya
*** = Itadogun