ESU, the magnificent SPIRITUAL ENERGY in IFA/ORISA WORSHIP communities is NOT the same as the worlds dreaded energy known to most as dark forces as satan or devil, or trickster. In IFA/ORISA Worship Communities we understand that WE make our own choice and WE live out the consequences of those choices. This is true two all individuals no matter what you practice. IT is ESU presenting you with the opportunity to even have choice. ESU meets you at every opportunity where cross roads are presented. BABA ESU is the DIVINE LORD of all cross roads, be it SPIRITUAL or PHYSICALLY it is BABA ESU who is there to present your options. ULTIMATELY, it is US who MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for OUR ACTIONS and CHOICES. KEEP in mind there are CONSEQUENCES to ALL OUR CHOICE and ACTIONS. IT would behoove us all to understand the COSMIC SPIRITUAL LAWS, before we take actions.
In the IFA Community it is taught to maintain IWA PELE, good character and good choices in order to maintain a balanced life of continued blessings. In IFA it should be understood and unquestioned where CHOICE and GOOD CHOICE, GOOD CHARACTER are concerned. BECAUSE, the consequences for BAD CHOICE, and BAD CHARACTER return 1 million fold to the sender and there is no ritual to prevent the consequences. IF it does not hit the individual immediately in this life time it will balance out in the next one, or your CHILDREN, or GRAND CHILDREN, but the debt will be paid. Some families are suffering from the choices of their Ancestors. I make these points very strongly to engrave in the subconscious minds the importance of our THOUGHTS, DEEDS and ACTIONS in the present tense. Because this has GRAVE CONSEQUENCES on our FAMILIES FUTURE and OUR OWN.
It is BABA ESU that will assist US on our journeys in life, whether we acknowledge him our not. BUT, I wanted to point out here in his defense BABA ESU is not the devil or satan. HEAVEN and HELL reside in US and it is OUR CHOICE that reinforces the CONSEQUENCES from our ACTIONS, and CHOICE.
In IFA/ YORUBA/ ORISA WORSHIP:
ESU is an ORISA of PEACE
ESU is an ORISA of HARMONY
ESU is an ORISA of COMMUNICATION and DIALOGUE
ESU is an ORISA that governs the PLANET MERCURY
ESU is the DEFENDER of TRUTH
ESU is the STRENGTH of the WEAK
ESU is the PROTECTOR of the DEFENSELESS and UNPROTECTED
ESU is the AVENGER of EVIL and EVIL FORCES
ESU is the ROAD OPENER, SPIRITUAL and PHYSICAL
ESU is the ROAD CLOSER
ESU is the DEVINE MESSENGER
ESU is the TRUSTED ALLY of ORUNMILA, IFA
ESU is the UNIVERSAL TRAVELER for OLODUMARE and ORISA
ESU is a RELIABLE FRIEND to ALL the ORISA
ESU is a TRUSTED FRIEND to the HONEST
ESU is a NON COMPROMISER and
ESU CANNOT be BRIBED or BAUGHT
ESU is not MALECIOUS therefore he DOES NOT TAKE SIDES
In IFA/ ORISA WORSHIP BABA ESU maintains the delicate balance of GOOD and BAD, JUST and UNJUST. ESU is an UNASSUMING ORISA and according to IFA, is the unrivaled WEAPON of CHOICE of the ORISAS. In ESSENCE, having BABA ESU in one’s corner means having the support and BLESSINGS of the REST of the ORISA in ONE’S corner as well.
In addition, the phenomenon energy known as ESU is spiritually recommended as a trusted CONFIDANT when CONFIDENCE is desired. The spiritual recommendation is from a verse of an ODU IFA, which states:
Eni yan won
Eni yan soro
Ko si eni yan mo
Mo ba ESU mu’le, ate bee bee to
Trust worthy people are rare
Be careful people can be malicious
Because of the void of trust worthiness in people
I made a covenant with ESU. ESU and I became trusted allies.
BABA ESU ELEGBA no matter what his road or path, you may be trusted with, ESU works with you and NEVER AGAINST you.
In your daily prayers, THE DAUGHTERS OF OSUN sincerely asks that you include, LOVE, COMPASSION, PATIENCE, WISDOM, EMPATHY, HUMANITY, LEARNING, PEACE, UNITY and a LOVING SUPPORTATIVE FAMILY ENVIROMENT amongst the ENTIRE ORISA COMMUNITIES. WORLD PEACE THROUGH EACH INDIVIDUALS HAPPINESS and FUNCTIONAL ETHICAL SUPPORT SUSTEM OF MUTUAL RESPECT AND VALUE. REMEMBERING WHAT WE SEND OUT COMES BACK TO THE ORIGINAL SOURCE ONE MILLION FOLD NOTHING AND NO ONE IS EXEMPT OF THIS KARMA AND IS EFFECTIVE FOR NINE GENERATIONS FORWARD, GOOD OR BAD WE MAKE THE CHOICE WITH OUR ACTIONS THROUGH MIND, BODY AND SOUL.
Pray that ALL NEGATIVE THOUGHTS and DEEDS be TRANSFORMED IN TO WISDOM of ENLIGHTENMENT and LOVE. And TRIUMPH to PREVAIL over OBSTACLES. We also pray for the forgiveness of the SINS that OUR ANCESTORS, known and unknown.
ASE ASE ASE SE O!
Iyalorisa Yeye Osun