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'Aje and The Master Key' ebook is now available for purchase!

The day has finally arrived!

After months of toil my new ebook ‘Aje and The Master Key’ is now available for purchase here>>> https://www.daydreamalston.com/store/aje-and-the-master-key-ebook

In this novella, our main character Aje is still reeling from a botched suicide attempt and finds herself in the midst of a messy love triangle. Distraught, she calls on West-African trickster deity Esu Odara for assistance and subsequently embarks on a life-changing journey.

Enjoy!

 
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'Aje and The Master Key' Snippet

I am extremely excited to share my newest work of art. ‘Aje and The Master Key’ is a story that came to me as I sat in meditation of the Orisa Esu Odara and his function in the Ifa tradition. I was fascinated by the contradictory nature of the deity (the one who can do and undo) and his ability to call attention to our actions. When we choose to ignore taboos and forgo sacrifice we call on the trickery of Esu Odara. When we are obedient and align with destiny we reap the benefits. Enjoy the following excerpt!

Release Date: August 5th, 2019

Where to Purchase: https://www.daydreamalston.com/store

Esu and Aje are sitting on the couch. Aje has no idea how they got there. They hadn’t walked. 

“Aje, do you know what’s needed in order to make good choices? Tell me what it is.”

Aje sits pondering the question. “Ummm, I guess you need to know what you want and have the courage to pursue it.”

Esu nods.“Yes, you must be clear about what it is you desire. You must deliberate carefully and decide. What do you want Aje?”

There’s no hesitation in Aje’s response. “I’m in love with Stan, Baba. I want to be with him.”

“Are you sure my child? Have you sat in deliberation of the matter?”

“Well, yes. I know I love him. I just wish he were different.”

“The only behavior you can control is your own.”

“I know Baba.” Aje responds with a sigh.

“What do you want Aje?”

“I want Stan, I love him.”

Without warning, Aje is thrust into darkness, it feels as if she’s been pulled at high speed into another space. Her living room has disappeared. She stands in the void beside Esu. Darkness surrounds them. There is what looks like an ethereal stream of water manifesting before them. Its turquoise glow is mesmerizing.

 Esu senses Aje’s fear and takes her hand.“All is well. No fear.” he smiles. “This stream of consciousness possesses all the choices at your disposal at any given time. In a singular moment, you have the option of making a multitude of choices and they are all represented right here.”

Aje looks on in shock. “All of my choices are here in this stream?” 

“Yes.” Esu takes his index finger and places it in the stream. He moves it horizontally. The water begins to spread into what looks like a collection of delicate threads. He places the tip of his finger on one thread and pulls it forward. It becomes a projection of a period of time.

Aje’s mouth is now hanging open.“That’s mmm, me.” she stutters. 

“Yes, it is you. It’s you right before you called for my help. At that moment you could have chosen to do many other things.”

Aje watches herself in disbelief. Esu pulls forwards another thread which shows Aje crying herself to sleep instead of praying. And yet another thread that shows her calling Stan and begging him to come back. Aje can barely believe her eyes.

“Are you ready?” Esu asks gaily. 

Aje looks at him confused. “Ready for what Baba?”

He smiles. His face dissolves. 

She is moving at high speed again, spiral-shaped galaxies surround her. When Aje emerges she is lying in bed next to Stan. He awakes, pulls her close and goes back to sleep. Aje is where she wants to be, in the arms of the man she loves.   


 
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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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