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Trust Your Ase

Trust Your Ase

Almost 5 years ago I came across the Ifa tradition. It’s been a wonderful and wild ride that I wouldn’t trade for the world. In the early stages, I spent a great deal of time running from place to place seeking information about the tradition. In my seeking, I came across unscrupulous characters and fraudulent information. I was so desperate to gather knowledge that I ignored my better judgment. I am not upset by this. It is part of the process.

Nowadays I am more discerning in my search for knowledge. I’m not thirsty for information. I will not blindly follow anyone who claims to be a Priest, Priestess, or expert. That’s the thing about life. Without those experiences, I wouldn’t be as confident as I am now. Olodumare continues to mold my character and for that I am grateful.

The most important lesson I’ve learned throughout this process is to trust my Ase. In trusting my Ase I am trusting my higher consciousness, my personal power, and my will. I am trusting that I am one with the source of the universe. The source being an ocean of consciousness, me being a tiny drop in that vast ocean. I trust that I am a co-creator. I trust that there is power in my word and will. I trust that I am a mighty force of nature here to fulfill an awesome destiny.

Instead of chasing, pushing, or desperately seeking knowledge; I pray, I listen to my inner knowing and go in the direction of my Ori. There will always be a place for elders and the passing down of knowledge. Yet, we must remember that we too possess an innate knowledge.

Be still. Trust your Ase.

 
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Take That Leap!

We’re coming to the end of the intuitive writing series. For the next few weeks, I’ll choose cards from the African American Tarot deck as a prompt for my blog posts. Let’s see what spiritual insight I come up with!

Queen of Chalices + The Fool

It’s time to take that leap. You’ve been planning, intellectualizing, and considering making that move for far too long. The cards are saying that you have deliberated long enough. It’s time. It’s time to let go of your fear, hesitation, and self sabotaging ways. It’s time to get out of your own way. This will not be easy. It may not feel natural. Yet, it must be done. Be the fool. Jump. Jump into what moves your spirit. Jump into that practice, that new home, the relationship that just feels right. This may be a completely new way of being. Jump.

Do so with emotional vulnerability and trust. Your higher self is pushing and prodding you into a new state of being. A state of being that will user in blessings upon blessings. In order to secure these blessings you must step outside of your comfort zone. Jump. It’s scary, I know. It causes butterflies in your stomach, I know. You doubt yourself at the very thought of going this far from what you’ve become accustomed to. I know. None of this matters. You can jump while you’re pissing your pants. It’s okay to be afraid. It’s not okay to remain stagnant because of that fear. Jump into the unknown. Do it with faith. Do it knowing that you are being divinely guided every step of the way. Do it with a smile on your face, and peace in your heart. Jump.  

You will know the truth by how it feels.



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Ogun, Clear the Path

For the next few months, I will choose cards from the African American Tarot deck as a prompt for my blog posts. Let’s see what spiritual insight I come up with!

Ace of Swords + 2 of Chalices + 6 of Chalices

One day Orisa Ogun was deep in the woods enjoying his favorite pastime, hunting. After some time in the bush, he headed towards a nearby stream for a drink of water. As he approached the stream he heard two men arguing. The men had both caught the same fish. One hook was in one end, the other’s hook was in the other end. The men were arguing over who the fish belonged to. Ogun encouraged the men to calm down and listened to their arguments. Both men were stubborn. Neither of them would calm down long enough to come up with a fair and diplomatic solution. “Enough!” Ogun yelled. His voice echoing through the forest. In an instant, he pulled out his cutlass (machete) and cut the fish in two. Problem solved. Each man received an equal portion of the fish they had caught.

Ogun has come to cut the fish in half. Are you are facing a stalemate? Is there someone in your life who you are not seeing eye to eye with? Are you arguing/fighting over resources? Ogun says no more. It’s time to cut the fish in two. He has come to bring a fair and balanced solution to your situation. You will move from discord to peace. Arguments will transform into mature discussions. Unhealthy relationships will be repaired. Peace offerings and offerings of love will replace anger and hatred. Camaraderie, love, and contentment are being offered at this time. Be open to peaceful resolution. Be open to love.

 

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Being a TRUE follower of Ifa

In December of 2015, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery. I boarded a plane to Lagos, Nigeria and it was there, in the middle of the night, that I found myself. My whole, true essence was called forth by the process of initiation into Orisa. A powerful, body numbing energy came over me. It knocked me down. It was some time before I was able to get up. That energy was Oya. I am a follower of the Ifa tradition. Ifa is the practice of good/gentle character. Ifa is a spiritual tradition and way of life that holds its practitioners accountable. My job is Ifa. My destiny is Ifa. I am grateful. 

On this episode of My Orisha Journey, Day Dream Alston/Oyabunmi discusses what it takes to be a TRUE follower of Ifa.

Welcome To My New Website!

Greetings and welcome to my new website!

It was about 6 years ago that I began to feel pulled towards sharing my voice, my wisdom and insights. I started my first blog which eventually led to the writing of my first book.

I didn't realize at the time that I was setting off on a journey of self discovery and self appreciation. My journey has been filled with joy, doubt and troubles. I am grateful for it all. 

Today I welcome you. If you are reading these words, you have become a part of my journey. If you are reading these words, you are alive and treading your own path towards the fulfillment of destiny. Embrace your path and all that you find within each step. If you are unhappy about anything you come across change your course. Live fully, without fear. Heal. Live like this is your last moment. Laugh, play, love. You are worthy of wholeness. You are worthy.