All praise and reverence today to Sango and his favored wife Oya.As we give worship to Sango today we are reminded of the strength to speak truth to power, courage, strategy and willpower.
Sango helps us overcome all adversities and enemies but he also assists us with our inner spirit and elevation. The fires of Sango purifies and cleanses all our our impurities, leaving behind only that which serves to help us fulfill our chosen destiny with the royalty and grace of a King.
Oya the wife and consort of Sango is his counterpart and matches Sango in strength and courage. Oya brings necessary changes and growth. She is necessary endings for new beginnings, death and changes. Faithfulness and an unwavering sense of purpose. Ifa teaches us that everything in nature exists with it polar opposite.
We call this the principle of duality. Sango and Oya perfectly represent this as they balance fire upon their heads without ever being burned. May this remain so for us as well.
Prayer to Sango
Iba Sango Alaafin, ekun bu, a sa Eleyinju ogunna Olukoso lalu A ri igba ota, según Eyi ti o fi alapa segun ota re Kabiyesi o
Alaafin, King of Oyo who growls as a leopard and makes people run far away He who’s eyes shines as lighted fire Olukoso, the famos in the city He who uses hundreds of cartridges to scare his enemies He who used pieces of broken wall parts to defeat his enemies We honour you Ase.
Prayer to Oya
Oya dolú, Ègán ò royin. Oya dolú, Ègàn ò royin. Ègàn ò mò le wí pé kóyin má se dùn o. Oya dolú, Ègàn ò royin.
Oya has gotten powerful The sneer those not affect the honey Oya has gotten powerful The sneer those not affect the honey The sneer can’t prevent the honey from being sweet Oya has gotten powerful The sneer those not affect the honey
Greetings to everyone and blessings on this day of Ose Obatala. It is worthy of note that this Ose Obatala falls also on Christmas Eve, which for many is a time to rejoice and spend time with family and loved ones, to reflect upon the past year with plans for ushering in the new year. When many think of Christmas Eve they think of this as a time for practicing forgiveness and certainly Obatala of all the Irunmole worshiped embodies this principle the most as the Deputy and representation of Olodumare on the Earth.
In the video shared below we see a powerful and moving example of forgiveness in practice from what is an unimaginable loss, the murder of this Muslim woman’s son. Even with this immense pain and loss a choice was made to use this to bring about what Ifa refers to as the “good condition”.
There are not many who’s faith is tried in this manner and yet with whatever we may be going through we often feel it is worse than what anyone else could possibly be experiencing. Or we may feel the right to take matters into our own hands and justified even to call upon, work towards, or initiate harm to those we feel and maybe rightly so have pained us in some way.
Ifa teaches us that Obatala is the father of the white light and father of the Orisa. Undifferentiated pure consciousness before it hits the prism and erupts into an array of varied colors each with their own experience of self. Obatala as the King of the white cloth or King of the white light (ala); does his work in darkness including inner darkness either created externally or internally by the thoughts of our mind.
Obatala creates uses Igba Iwa (the calabash of character) as the great potter who molds humans from clay. Modification of our character and how we respond to stressful situations and life tribulations is not something we should only consider during National Holidays (holy days) but we know from our spiritual practice this is an ongoing daily matter of discipline. Spirit today has allowed us a rare opportunity to see a convergence point in our observation of Ose Obatala on this Christmas Eve and how it applies to this practice of forgiveness.
Hopefully we can walk away from this learning something of value that we can carry into the New Year of 2019.
Papa nla lo terin i yan o Opopo oju ona lo tesin i juru gbonna juru gbonna Esin a sare ni popo oju ona tan Esin a juru faka, juru faka Dia fun Oke Oke ntorun bo waye Oke de’le aye tan Oke n be laarin edidi O n be laarin ota O n fojoojumo kominu ogun Ebo ni won ni ko se O gb’ebo, o ru’bo Ogun lenirinwo oko won nboke sota Otalelegbe iwale, won nboke dite Oke ni o jeo Oke ni o mu o Oke ni yoo reyin ogunlenirinwo oko Omo onibu agbon-ongbe o Ni yeye Ni kiki akasa Isin nrubo Kodo ma lee gbe o Ikoro nrubo K’odo ma le e fa Atesin, atikoro Gbogbo won la o mu j’orun la Omo onibu eja Ni yeye Ni kiki akasa Ogunlenirinwo oko ti nb’Oke e so’ta nko Ifa? Perenyele Won kasai menu won wo’le Perenyele Otalelegbeje iwale it nboke e sote nko Ifa o? Perenyele Won kasai m’enu won wole Perenyele Awa la o leke e won o Ayamo b’Eji-Ogbe ko lob anile Ifa Awa la o leke e won
A big plain ground is good enough for the Elephant to run A wide thorough fare is good enough for a horse to run through and waggle its tail After running throng, it will waggle its tail sideways Ifa’s messages for Oke When coming from heaven to earth When Oke arrived on earth He was right in the midst of temptation He was in the midst of enemies He was contemplating uprising everyday Four hundred and twenty hoes were waging war against Oke One thousand four hundred and six diggers were conspiring against Oke Oke did not eat And Oke did not drink But Oke will certainly overcome the 420 hoes At Yeye And also at Kiki Akasa Small fishes are offering ebo For the stream not to dry up Fingerlings are also offering ebo For the water level not to go down Both small fishes and fingerlings All of them shall be cooked inside dried okro soup At Yeye land Also at Kiki Akasa What about the 420 hoes waging war against Oke, Ifa? Perenyele They shall all drag their mouths on the ground And the 1,460 digger conspiring against Oke? Perenyele They shall all rub their mouths against the ground We shall be victorious over them Except if Eji-Ogbe, is not the king of Ifa We shall be victorious over them
Even in the worst of times and most trying of circumstances we as God’s creations have the power to choose how we act and react, how we initiate and respond. This is what it means to have divinity. Like we see demonstrated and lived here.
On this Ose Obatala the light of wisdom is driving away the darkness. Look at the ground. Now you can see your own shadow. If you are scared by the shadow that follows you just remember… “Wherever shadows fall, light is always nearby.”
Remain blessed. May Eledumare guard and protect us all. Ase
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