ISESE LAGBA – A CELEBRATION OF YORUBA TRADITION AND NATIONAL HOLIDAY

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Aboru Aboye oooo!, I greet you all in the language of Ifa and of all traditional people, from the holy Odu Ogunda Meji. Today, August 20th 2016, all Orisha People in Nigeria and around the world will celebrate Isese day (e-shay-shay), which is Day of Tradition. Today in Nigeria all Babalawo’s, Iyanifa’s, Olorishas and everyone who practices the traditional way of life which is the practice, worship and veneration of Ifa/Orisha will celebrate this day for all its worth. The appropriate greeting for this day is Isese Lagba (E-shay-shay-Lag-ba) which means tradition is the best way, or tradition is on top of all religions. After someone greets you “Isese Lagba,” you will answer Isese Lagba Gbogbo Wa (E-shay-shay- Bug-bo Wa!) which means tradition will stay with us always.

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A MEETING WITH MY BLOGGERS OF THINGS TO COME

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First I want to thank all who has so far contributed to the Bloggers post, which you can see the page for it on top of the home page marked Contribute a Post. Keep the contributions coming as I enjoy reading them, along with my bloggers, peepers and sometimers. How blessed am I to have you all reading and most especially participating on my humble blog, where I tend to become a silly child in the comment box. Nuh mind me, mi neva had a childhood, (breed young and did haffi grow up fast) so when oonuh start di mad tings dem, the child in me comes out, and I so love her (sucks thumb and smile wid mi black bald head one eye dolly inna mi han). Mth, Yazzy, Cami, and KB and now Prosperity does not make it easy for me to behave as we enemy all share the same padded room ah Bellevue, anyone who has met me in real life knows this is how I truly am, mi love laugh, after all laughter is better than quarrel.

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BLOGGERS POST: AM I A CHILD OF ORISA OYA?

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Good day all nice and decent people. Today is the official bloggers contribution day, although I have been sharing it with Tuesday’s, due to the amount of contributions I have received thus far, we praise the lard! Brian aka Aboyade an initiate of the powerful Orisa Oya, has sent in a post. Here is hoping we can chat, so peepers and sometimers come out from hiding and participate. Orisa Oya is a very powerful Orisa as is all of them. Her color is maroon, and she is owner of the wind, breeze, therefore symboling change. Here she is very important because nothing remains constant everything is always changing, and change is important to human development and evolution. In Nigeria you are only initiated to an Orisa if you are from that family and this most especially so with Oya. If the Babalawo checks IFA and the sacred Odu IFA Ogunda/Osa aka Ogunda/Massa appears, it is more likely that you are a child of Oya. Written in the verses of this Odu are tales of this deity too complex to be written here, but I will write on this topic soon on my other blog, www.ifaorishaunveiled.com. More

HIGHLIGHTS FROM AN OBATALA INITIATION HERE IN NIGERIA

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Good day to every one, this is a short post (I will be very busy today) with the highlights of one of the initiations done the other day. This one that I am showing today is that of initiation to Orisa Obatala. I love this Orisa so much. The man of peace, the wise man, the Orisa who was given the task to create man. To the person who left a comment this morning about Jesus is the only way, please to low mi site and gwey. Go warn pon bus or preach in church, but do not come on my blog like yuh ah fling wud. I respect everyone’s religion, but your comment was not coming from a good place, so nuh mek mi fling mi cyber frock ova mi head and tell yuh some claat. More

PLEASE HELP LIGHT THE WAY FOR THIS YOUNG LADY

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Hello everyone, on Thursday I received a text from one of my bloggers Lincoln. All who are regulars here on Embracing Spirituality, whether they comment or not, are familiar with our Lincoln. The text was that a young lady of which he was her coach, and father figure to, had died in a automobile accident. I felt Lincoln’s sadness and pain through his text, her sudden death had an impact on him. I wanted to let him understand that the crucial thing to do now was to go into some serious prayers for her and to light a white candle for her in assisting her to go on her journey. I wanted to tell him that it will take forty five days for her to get to Judgement hall, but first she had to make it across the river. I wanted to tell him, to pray that she gets to the river, that she go along with her group, instead of backing away and trying to get home (her earthly home) seeing that her passing was sudden and tragic. Most often when they go suddenly, and they realize that they are suddenly jolted out of their physical vehicles, they cannot accept it, and may want to find their way home, often staying behind or running away from the group who came to take them across the river (sometimes very rough) which everyone must pass. Some more advanced spirits will pass through fire, but this is rare, very rare. More

BLOGGERS POST: HOW BLACK MAGIC CONTROL HUMANITY

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Hello everyone, here again blogger Kevin has sent in a post to tickle our minds. Open up to receive information, do not discount what you do not know, understand, or are unable to fathom. The human mind has limitations, and this causes many to not be able to see beyond what is in front of us, or rather I should say those of you who are still asleep. Some may think that they are awake, but they too cannot understand that the world they live in is an illusion, also, while they can comprehend the concept of God, they cannot see themselves as God or creators or even see God out of human form, realizing their intimate connection to the divine which is fragmented within them. Most often the  mind cannot understand this, at least to the depth that is needed for great enlightenment. Remember we all have been programmed from the time we came into being, having conformed to the reality that was already set in place for us. So it would then be cruel of me or any other who is wide awake to expect you to suddenly accept depths that is beyond your mental capacity. Depths, If explored, can free you from earthly woes and sorrow caused by our chaotic world, giving you clarity of this your life’s journey. Black magic, what really is it? Are these things real, and are we being affected by it in some way, shape or form? Read and pray for understanding, I have my own views on what the author have written, so let us walk with her for a moment, let’s see the depths of her mind, please share your thoughts or even ask your questions, I am here with you. Pay special attention to what she writes about fear.

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BLOGGERS POST: EMBRACING SPIRITUALITY – MY JOURNEY THUS FAR

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Good day to each and everyone who will pass through this blog today. I greet you in the name of Oludumare (the name for God in the Yoruba language). I greet you with the might, power and strength of Orunmila (IFA), my mother Osun and all Orishas. I salute the “Mothers” (elders of the night). I salute Èṣù the world police and messenger of Oludumare. I salute Egunguns (ancestral beings) and all beings, malevolent and benevolent which are apart of the universe and who also participate in lighting the way for human evolution and consciousness. To all initiates of IFA/Orisha tradition I greet you in the language of Ifa, which was brought to us through the holy scripture/Odu IFA , Ogunda Meji….Aboru Aboye Abosise. More

ARE YOU A SENSOR? PRACTICE THE ART OF DETACHMENT FOR YOUR WELLBEING

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There is a scripture in the bible which talks about Martha, the sister to Lazarus, finding Jesus in the town he had gone to. She was crying and urging him to come back because her brother Lazarus had died and was buried. She told Jesus she knew if he was there, Lazarus would not have died. She implored him to come with her right away so that he could bring Lazarus back alive. In this very scripture, John 11 verse 35, it says “Jesus wept.”

When I practiced Christianity, this particular short verse of the bible had a very strong impact on me. The fact that Jesus, whom I had loved so much (when I was Christian), wept was too much for me to handle. As I grew, still mentally and psychologically steeped into Christianity, I began to understand why he wept.

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PRAYER FOR A BLOGGER IN NEED OF A JOB

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One of our own, her name is Joy needs our prayers now. Please help her in praying for her to get a job, as she is in the Bahamas and is not working. She texted me just now and asked for my help, in praying for her. I told her that I would share the matter with the family, which is you all. The text said she felt as if she was breaking down. More

BLOGGER’S POST: MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH OBEAH

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Today is Wednesday and the official day dedicated to “Bloggers Post.” If you do not see your post as yet, remember I am trying to post them in the order they came. Also it would be good if the bloggers, peepers, sometimers or new comers, who send a post in, would actually join in the discussions. Lincoln, one our active bloggers, and a person with some good vibes on this blog, has sent in a short but revealing (to some extent, de story nice Lincoln but yuh shorten it bad man, mi vex, as mi ah seckle dung fi read, wid mi bag juice an banana chips, braps de tory done!) story of his own experience with Obeah, bad Obeah. Jealousy or what we Jamaicans call “bad mind” can make people kill or hurt others they think are striding ahead of them. The ones who practice this kind of evil are so foolish, they cannot accept that everyone has his own destiny. They stain their own journey and spiritual evolution, also sullying the path of their children and grand children who are sure to reap the repercussions. I have always received a lot of emails with requests from people to “tie” (spiritually bind) their partners. One of them, I answered with “dat aguh cost money,” he responded with ” how much we talking?” I began to wonder if this was a joke, because at first I really took it as one, hence my response. I began to tell him about reprecussions of this decision. He emailed me that I was wasting his time. (I did waan tell him sey him ah waste man) But somewhere out there a young lady is in danger. More

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