THE DAUGHTER’S OF OSUN ON WHY WE DO THE NAMING CEREMONY

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WHY WE DO THE NAMING CEREMONY

THIS  CEREMONY IS A BLESSING CEREMONY FOR THE NEW SOUL COMING INTO THIS WORLD. IT IS A WELCOMING CEREMONY AND THE ENTIRE VILLAGE COMES OUT TO CELEBRATE TO NEWEST COMER INTO THE WORLD.  FESTIVALS, DRUMMING, DANCING, PRAISING AND INTRODUCTIONS ARE TAKING PLACE AFTER THIS AMAZING CEREMONY TAKES PLACE WITH THE ARABA IN THE VILLAGE.

NO ONE HAS ACCESS TO THE NEWBORN EXCEPT THE PARENTS AND GRAND PARENTS.  NO NAME IS GIVEN TO THE NEW BORN UNTIL THIS AMAZING CEREMONY.  THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY IS EAGER TO WELCOME THE CHILD INTO THE FOLD.  PRAYERS AND CEREMONIES HAVE BEEN DONE FOR THE LITTLE ONE FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE MOTHERS PREGNANCY.  IN MANY CASES THE COUPLE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR A CHILD.

PRESENT AT THIS CEREMONY IS THE MOTHER AND FATHER, THEIR PARENTS, THEIR GRAND PARENTS, THE GOD PARENTS AND THE PRECIDING BABALAWO.  AT THIS CEREMONY A SPECIAL RITUAL IS DONE.   FOR GIRLS IT IS ON THE SEVENTH DAY AND, FOR BOYS IT IS DONE ON THE NINETH DAY OF THEIR LIVES.

THE NAME COMES FROM  ORUN, OLODUMARE, IFA/ORUNMILA.  ALL OF THE ANCESTORS ARE PRESENT IN SPIRIT.  THE BABALAWO PREFORMS THE FIRST DAFA (READING) FOR THE CHILD.  IN THIS READING A VERY DETAILED DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN TO THE PARENTS, GRAND PARENTS AND GOD PARENTS.  THIS DAFA WILL REVEAL, THIS CHILDS DESTINY AND WHAT THEY HAVE COME INTO THIS WORLD TO FUFILL.  WHAT THE PARENTS ROLE IS IN THIS CHILDS LIFE TO PREPARE THIS CHILD WITH THE FOUNDATIONAL SUPPORT.  THE GRAND PARENTS ROLE, THE FAMILIES ROLE IS SUPPORT THIS CHILD WITH EMOTIONAL, AND POSITIVE INFLUENCE TO THE CHILD IN THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND MOSTLY HOW THEY ARE BEST TO ASSIST THE PARENTS IN A UNITED FRONT FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE CHILD.   THE GOD PARENTS ROLE IS TO DEVELOP AND TEACH THE CHILD THE SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD.  THE GOD PARENTS WILL BE VERY ACTIVE IN PREPARING THE CHILD FOR THEIR  ROLE IF ANY AS A PRACTITIONER OF IFA, ORISA, EGUNGUN, ETC.  THESE SPECIFICS ARE GIVEN IN THIS FIRST DAFA CONSULTATION. AND HOW THEY SHOULD ALSO BE THERE FOR THE CHILD THROUGH OUT HIS OR HER LIFE.   THE NAME IS PULLED FROM THIS FIRST DAFA  WILL BE A NAME TO SUPPORT THIS CHILD’S DESTINY AND MISSION, WHAT ANCESTOR IS RETURNING THROUGH THIS CHILD, WHAT SIDE OF THE FAMILY THE CHILD IS COMING FROM AND MAYBE WHO THEYWERE IN THAT PERIOD.  WHAT THEY WILL ACCOMPLISH IN THIS ONE AND HOW TO STEAR THEM ALONG THEIR WAY.  THE GOOD AND THE BAD WILL BE REVEALED.   EBOS WILL BE DONE TO EBSURE AND REMOVE OBSTACLES, AND GROUND THEM INTO THIS LIFE TO STAY.

AFTER THIS HAS ALL BEEN ACCOMPLISHED, THE DAF, THE INSTRUCTIONS, THE GROUNDING, THE EBO THE CHILD WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THE COMMUNITY.  EACH TIME THE CHILDS NAME IS INVOKED, MENTIONED OR CALLED, THROUGH THEIR LIVES, THE CHILD IS BLESSED WITH THE ASE OF THE ORIGINAL FIRST DAFA.

THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE VILLAGE, COMMUNITY HAVE ALL PREPARED TRADITIONAL FESTIVITIES, CULTURAL FOODS, CULTURAL DRUMMING, CULTURAL DANCING AND PRAISING OLODUMARE, IFA, THE ORISA, THE EGUNGUN ETC.

THIS IS IN A PERFECT WORLD.  AS YOU ALL ARE WELL AWARE OF AFRIKAN AMERICANS IN THE WESTERN WORLD HAVE BEEN RIPPED FROM THEIR CULTURE AND KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THEIR TRADITION.  THEY BARELY ASSOCIATE TO AFRICA AT ALL.  THEY ARE WALKING AROUND WITH THEIR HEADS CUT FROM THEIR OWN GOD.  THEY ALL HAVE ADOPTED A FOREIGN RELIGION THAT DISRESPECTS AFRIKAN TRADITIONAL VALUES AND CUSTOMS.  THESE INDIVIDUALS ALSO GO AS FAR AS CREATING THEIR OWN NAMES FOR THEIR CHILDREN.  I TOO, HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF DOING THIS, MY AWAKENING INTRODUCTION TO MY OWN CULTURE AND TRADITION IS WHY I AM SHARING THIS INFORMATION WITH YOU NOW.  WE HAVE BEEN PROGRAMED TO FORSAKE WHO WE ARE, WHO OUR ANCESTORS WERE, AND ANYTHING ABOUT OUR INDIGENOUS PRACTICES.  WHEN WE CREATE WORDS AND PUT CERTAIN PHRASES TOGETHER WE ARE NOT AWARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF SUMMONING THAT ENERGY.  IF WE CAREFULLY OBSERVE WE CAN WITNESS THE BEHAVIORS OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS.

IN CLOSING RECORNIZE THIS, THE VERY INDIVIDUALS WHO DISCOURAGED US, ARE DOING IT FOR THEM SELVES, THE NAMING CEREMONY, IS PRACTICED IN ALL CIVILIZED CULLTURES ACCROSS THE GLOBE.  WHY AREN’T WE EMBRACING OUR OWN CULTURE AND TRADITIONS?  WHAT IS THE CONTINUED CONSEQUENCE OF OUR IGNORANCE?  YES! WE ARE FAR FROM SEVEN DAYS OR NINE DAYS OLD, BUT, IN OUR AWAKENED STAGE IT IS BETTER TO BE LATE THAN NEVER.

PLEASE SEE ESE TAYE

THE DAUGHTER’S OF OSUN ON ELA

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              ELA

 Many have asked for information on ELA and if this energy is Male or Female.  In certain parts of Nigeria, ELA is recognized as a Feminine entity and again in others, as a Male Spirit.   In ‘Western’ societies this may be a rationalization for homosexuality, BUT the OLDER and INDIGENOUS SOCIETY with a greater grasp on reality and depth of understanding of the importance of PROCREATION for FAMILY to continue the lineage and  LESS need for PHYSICAL DESIRES.

Survival first and alignment with the ‘GODS’ for that continuation of LIFE. This is not the last word on this subject, this serves as a foundational point of view for the STUDENT who is seeking the TRUTHFUL understanding of INDIGENOUS FACT, of the beginning in IFA, understandings.

Before one incardinates into this physical manifestation the ENERGY SOURCE is both Masculine on one end and Feminine on the opposite end.  This form CREATES a TRINITY CONNECTION with ORUN (HEAVENLY ABODE) and the Energy with out form comes from ILE (SPIRITUAL ABODE) The deciding BEING if Female leaves its counterpart in ILE, which is Male, and if Male its counter part is Female.  This is know to us as OUR GUARDIAN SPIRIT.  This connection is the TRINITY connection to OLORUN.   Allow me to smoothly move back to point of ELA, and in the very beginning before life.  Here will be shown the first trinities.

OLORUN……………..ELA……………..PRIMORDIAL SOURCE

OLODUMARE……..ORUNMILA………..MANIFESTATION

We never have enough understanding as to the power of ASE that exist within the realm of OLORUN, that which is so POWERFUL that it gave CREATION to IRSELF.

Being neither MALE or FEMALE, but the container of BOTH within itself, the source of ALL CREATION in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE.  HUMANKIND, in DEADLY ARROGANCE, FOOLISHLY attempts to describe  OLORUN or GOD in the ENGLISH understanding. No one has that right of sanction.  When OLORUN gave creation to ITSELF/OLODUMARE, it also created, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, and UNDERSTANDING.  These became an ‘INCESSANT HUMMING’ and had to be absorbed by the CREATOR.

OLORUN decided that these ELDERS should be released into that which was not here and OLODUMARE (GOD) gave MANIFESTATION to the UNIVERSE saying ‘ELA OORO ASE!’

These words gave forth the BIRTH of all we know, the SEEN and UNSEEN, and OLODUMARE released OGBON, IMO, and OYE into the UNIVERSE, ASE!.  This is why it is said that there is NO PLACE in the UNIVERSE where there PROSPERITY does not exist.

The ELA is that which is the WITNESS to CREATION, because it WITNESSED ITS’ own CREATION, the CONTAINER of ALL CREATION.  ELA is the primordial ORUNMILA, before manifestation in the WORLD/AIYE.

OLORUN

No gender/androgynous.  Creator of the Universe/ELA.  Gave birth to self, from which sprang forth Ogbon (wisdom), IMO (understanding), and OYE (knowledge) to spread throughout the universe.

OLORUN + ELA

Gave birth to ODU, recognized as a feminine energy, the container of existence.

ELA + ODU

OLODUS, the sum total of experiences in existence within the universe.

All of these topics will go on and on, this only serves to allow us a focal point of early foundational understanding and point for direction. We hope this clears mask of confusion for each of us.

May IFA bring US, OGBON, OYE and IMO.

ASE!

THE DAUGHTER’S OF OSUN ON IMO

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IMO

ODUMARE PONDERED WITH THE THOUGHT ABOUT HOW TO CREATE MORE THINGS IN HIS UNIVERSE.  FOR THIS PURPOSE, HE REALIZED HE NEEDED MORE OF AN INTERMEDIARY FORCE, SINCE HE WAS TO CHARGE WITH A POWERFUL COSMIC ENERGY TO COME IN DSIRECT CONTACT WITH ANY LIVING THING AND HAVE IT SURVIVE.

THEREFORE, FROM THIN AIR HE CREATED OR MINIFESTED OGBON (WISDOM), HELD IT UP IN HIS PALM AND NOW THOUGHT NOW, WHERE  SHOULD IT EXIST? WHERE CAN IT LIVE?  AFTER A WHILE, ODUMARE RELEASED OGBON TO FLY AWAY AND LOOK FOR A SUITABLE PLACE TO LODGE.  WHEN OGBON COULD NOT FIND A SUITABLE ABODE, IT FLEW BACK HUMMING LIKE A BEE TO ODUMARE.  AT THIS TIME, ODUMARE TOOK OGBON AND SWALLOWED IT.  SIMILARLY, IMO (KNOWLEDGE) AND OYE (UNDERSTANDING), WHICH WERE ALSO CREATED, RETURNED FOR LACK OF SUITABLE ABODES AND ODUMARE SWALLOWED THEM FOR THE SAME REASON.

YOU MAY BE WONDERING HOW ON EARTH WOULD WE KNOW THIS STORY WHEN WE WERE NOT THERE TO WITNESS THIS.  THESE ARE THE MYTHS AND STORIES HANDED DOWN THROUGH CENTURIES OF GENERATIONAL ORALLY TRANSMITTED STORIES.  THIS SACRED STORY IS PART OF THE CREATION STORY HANDED DOWN BY STORY TELLING ELDERS IN AFRIKAN CULTURE AND TRADITION.

ODUMARE THEN ‘SLEPT’ BUT NOT IN THE HUMAN SENCE OF THE WORD

SEEMINGLY ASLEEP BUT AWAKE,   SEEMINGLY DORMANT BUT ALIVE.  ELEYE (THE WITCHES) SWISHED THEIR WINGS AGAINST MY FACE.  I ASKED WHAT MY OFFENSE WAS,  BUT ODUMARE NEVER SLUMBERS.

AFTER SEVERAL THOUSAND YEARS DURING WHICH ODUMARE WAS DISTURBED BY THE INCESSANT HUMMING OF OGBON, IMO AND OYE, HE DECIDED TO GET RID OF THEM IN ORDER TO HAVE SOME PEACE.  HE ORDERED THEM TO DESCEND (RO) MAKING THE SOUND ‘HOO-RO’ OR ‘ORO’ WERE EVACUATED AND SET FOR THEIR DESCENT TO EARTH.  SINCE THEY WERE HEAVENLY CHARGED LIFE FORCES FROM HEAVEN, THEIR DESCENT WAS ACCOMPANIED BY LIGHTENING AND THUNDER.  ALL SOLID MATTER MELTED AND BECAME JELLY LIKE.  FOR A  WHILE, ORO WAS SUSPENDED IN MID AIR LIKE AN EGG AND DID NOT MELT, BUT THEN IT DROPPED TO EARTH AND SPLIT (LA).

IN ORO’S NEW STATE IT IS IDENTIFIED WITH ELA, THE DIETY WHICH FUNCTIONS IN THE IFA DEITY WHICH FUNCTIONS IN THE IFA DIVINATION COMPLEX AND IS REGARDED BY THE YORUBA AS THE EMBODIMENT OF WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING IN ALL THEIR FORMS.

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THE DAUGHTER’S OF OSUN ON OLORI

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 OLORI

OLORI  gives birth to the manifestation of OGBON, WISDOM,  IMO, KNOWLWDGE and OYE, UNDERSTANDING.

THERE WERE NO LIVING THINGS AT THIS TIME.  WAS THE PRIEST ON EARTH?

THAT WHICH WAS SUSPENDED BUT DID NOT DESCEND.  WAS THE PRIEST IN HEAVEN?

ALL WAS JUST AN EMPTY SPACE, WITH NO SUBSTANCE.  WAS THE PRIEST IN MID AIR?

It was divined for EARTH and HEAVEN,  When they both existed, with no inhabitants in the two empty shells.  There were neither birds nor spirits living in them.

OLODUMARE then created ITSELF, BEING the PRIMAL cause.  Which is the reason we call ODUMARE,  the only WISE one on EARTH.  He is the only cause in CREATION, the only WISE one in HEAVEN, WHO CREATED HUMANS.

When He had no COMPANION, He applied WISDOM to the SITUATION to avert any DIASTER.  YOU, alone  the ONLY ONE in HEAVEN is the NAME of ODUMARE the only WISE OPEN,  WE GIVE THANKS.  The only KNOWING MIND you CREATED MAN.

Listening to one side of an argument,  YOU JUDGED and ALL are PLEASED…….ASE!

THE DAUGHTER’S OF OSUN

ABORU ABOYE,

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Iba Osun…….Iba Osun…….Iba Osun……..

Praise to the Great Mother Osun Yemu, the Owner of the Mystery of Women’s Power. The one who effortlessly nullified the Power of 400 Irunmole, when they foolishly ignored her and, disrespected her because she was a woman.  Without her, she decided, they could do nothing and, everything they attempted failed. And all of their power nulled and voided. They were all forced to prostrate themselves, to appeal to her, to beg her forgiveness and, to always include her in all of their consuls and ceremonies. It was Osun Yemu, who restored all of their effectiveness once they paid homage to her satisfaction. We are never so foolish as not to respect the Mystery of a Women’s Power. Once appeased all efforts become realized.

ASE!!!

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