I invoke the power of my Ori
My divine self , connected to all that is
To bring into manifestation all ire (goodness) in my life.
I raise my hands and touch the ground
I am one with Heaven and earth
I invoke the primordial forces of nature outside and within me to
To positively move my life into alignment with my highest and greatest destiny
I affirm and give thanks for my Egun (Ancestors) to support my family in Aye( here on Earth)
May they also be supported in Orun (Heaven)
I affirm and invoke the divine intelligence of Esu... may my thoughts be clear,
I sacrifice a closed mind
I affirm and invoke the love of Osun- may my heart be filled with joy
I sacrifice any negativity.
I affirm and invoke the peace of Obatala- may my mind be still
I sacrifice stress
I affirm and invoke the wisdom of Orunmila- may I see into tomorrow
I sacrifice willful ignorance
I affirm and invoke the depth of Olokun- may my emotions be balanced
I sacrifice my fears
I affirm and invoke the nurturing of Yemoja- may I be receptive to what is good for me
I sacrifice hard headedness
I affirm and invoke the direction of Ochossi- may my focus be steady
I sacrifice scatteredness
I affirm and invoke the authority of Sango - may my will be stable
I sacrifice ego
I affirm and invoke the transformation of Oya- may my progress be swift
I sacrifice stagnation
I affirm and invoke the strength of Ogun- may I cut out what is unproductive
I sacrifice misplaced anger
I affirm and invoke the healing power of Nana- May all old wounds be resolved
I sacrifice negativity
I affirm and invoke the prosperity of Aje- may all my needs be met
I sacrifice selfishness
I affirm and invoke the power of the Divine Mothers - may all my relations be well.
I sacrifice selfishness.
Let this be the affirmative prayer for my life
May each word reach heaven
I offer these sacrifices, May the sacrifice be accepted
I accept and give thanks for all things leading to my highest good today and forever.
Ifayele Oyatunde Iyafunfun Fasola
This is a meditation and reflection journal on Ifa and African Spiritual Traditions. This is not intended to reflect popular or conventional beliefs so much as it is intended to explore the sacred wisdom of Africa beyond religious dogma. Like all traditions, there is a religious component practiced by the lay person, and then there is the esoteric tradition practiced by seekers of spiritual truth. The difference is in the approach. My approach is through understanding the laws of nature itself we can understand Ifa... and vice versa. Through understanding these laws, we gain insight into our very nature and can use these sacred tools and wisdom for our evolution and advancement as souls on the planet. They ultimately allow us to live in harmony on the planet and in alignment with our divine destinies and with nature itself.