Aug 01

August Healing Newsletter

Greetings Godsisters & Godbrothers of OIDSI
Mind, Body, and Spirit Greet You in Ire

Topic: Men’s Health

During this series I wanted to focus on some special nuggets to empower our brothers with regard to men’s health. I thought about the various topics that come to mind when I think of my work with men’s health and I thought of these three that came to mind. Colon Health and Libido/Impotence. When I speak and work with men regarding health issues

Colon Health
It can take up to 30 years before cancer manifest in the colon. Also known as the large intestine, the colon is the long, coiled, tubelike organ that removes water from digested food. The remaining material, solid waste called stool, moves through the colon to the rectum and leaves the body through the anus.
The male colon as kind of a gentle horseshoe, a
nd the female colon as being a tangled-up Slinky. Men have a well-developed abdominal wall. So even a man who’s overweight and has a big beer belly still has a tighter, more robust abdominal wall just because of the testosterone. Men will complain that they’re fat, but will rarely complain that they’re bloated because that tighter, more defined abdominal wall, the rectus abdominis sheath, which is, to some degree dependent on testosterone, that holds the bowel in place. So the abdominal wall is the other big reason why men complain of being fat, and women complain of being bloated. Estrogen and progesterone can have really profound effects on the GI tract, whether you retain water or not, and how things move through your intestines.

Daily Internal Housekeeping for the Colon:
2 tbsp aloe vera juice
2tbsp liquid chlorophyll
1tsp triphala

Enema
An enema is a term for pushing liquid into the colon through the anus. Enemas can deliver medicines to treat constipation or other colon conditions.
Bone broth is a nourishing food that supplies nutrients and minerals needed for the health of bones, teeth, joints, and the gastrointestinal tract.

Bone Broth Recipe:
2lbs beef or chicken bones (organic grass fed are best but chicken necks or oxtails can be used also)
About 3 gallons of cold filtered water
½ cups of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbsp of good sea salt

Add fresh herbs like thyme, dried green peppercorn, parsley, etc
You can optionally add vegetables and it’s okay if these vegetables are slightly wilted. This is a good way to use up vegetables that are still good but a little past their prime.

Allow bones to boil for 30 minutes. A large amount of scum will come to the top. This needs to be skimmed off with a spoon and discarded afterwards reduce the heat and add the seasonings/herbs and simmer for at least 12 hours (24 hours is good but can go up to 72 hrs max).

The stock can be refrigerated for -10 days or place into freezer for later use.

The great genius of bone broth is that it helps deals with nutritional deficiencies, one of the root causes of disease.

Additional Tasks for Colon health
Vitamin D (should not be taken w/o calcium. If you take steroid hormones, thiazide diuretics, or if you’re hypertensive, seek medical advice on how to obtain proper Vitamin D and proper calcium)
** (by resting in the sun for 20 minutes 3 times a week, melanin dominant races can produce within the skin all the vitamin d needed, they also should only have minimal to none dairy products)
Fiber

Regular Bowel Movements
15 minutes of daily stretching of the abdominal area
Cleansing Colon 4 times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall)
Colonscopies

Castor Oil Packs
Castor Oil Packs are used to break up congestions and help soften harden tissue. Below is a simple DIY recipe:
¼ cup castor oil
8 drops of pure, therapeutic grade, essential oil lavender (optional)
A soft cloth

Combine the castor oil and the essential oils. Soak the cloth in the oil so the cloth is saturated, but not dripping. Fold the cloth and place it in a baking dish and put the dish in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. It should be warm, but no thot. As an alternative you can heat the oil and the cloth in a crock pot. This is slower but produces a slow steady heat.

Place folded cloth directly over painful area. Cover with a towel to keep it warm. You can also put a hot water bottle over the pack. Use the pack once a day for 30 to 60 minutes. Rinse off the oil after each use.

Alkaline Water, and more Alkaline WATER

Experts suggest we should have about ½ ounce of water per pound of body weight each day; when cleansing even more water is suggested. Email me and I can send you a recipe for alkalizing your own water.

Male Glandular Health
Low levels of testosterone in men contribute to fatigue, excess body fat, loss of muscle tone, depression, anxiety and erectile dysfunction.

Herbs to research for male fertility and to enhance testosterone levels:
Damiana aerial partd
Ginseng
Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium)
Maca
Muira Puama
Burdock Root
Angelica Root
Scots Pine Pollen

Herbs to balance glandular function:
Ginseng (Asian or Korean)
Horny Goat Weed
Muira Puama
Sarsaparilla Root (normalize testosterone)
Saw Palmetto
Tribulus
Yohimbe
Nettle Root
Black Cohosh
Wild yam Root
Supplements for the Testes
Glycine (if urinating too much at night)- is an amino acid usually obtained via eating meats.
Vitamin E
Zinc (most vital micronutrient for testosterone production)

Libido Smoothie (16 oz daily)
Almond Milk 1 cup
Ice
Hemp protein power (as stated per product)
1 tbsp maca powder
Honey to taste
Handful of Kale or Spinach
Banana (optional)
1 tpsn of oats

Do not hesitate to study and divine over which herbs listed are best for your constitution.

Cheers to good health,

Iya Oyadele

Iya Oyadele

Iya Oyadele Ifawunmi Fayemi Adesanya is the proud mother of twins and 10 year veteran holistic practitioner, passionate about the business of “transformation, cleansing, and reclaiming your power.” Oyadele is an accomplished licensed social worker and practicing psychotherapist who has worked for (3) nationally ranked hospitals in the Houston, Tx Medical Center and currently provide psychotherapy for a mental health hospital.

She offers a holistic approach to mental health care that encompasses mind, body, spirit, nature, and psychosocial nutritive resources to assist clients in gaining a better understanding of his/her degree of “health. She is certified and recognized as an herbalist, certified holistic health practitioner, and public speaker when she is not running her private practice, Ritual & Remedy Holistic Collective specializing in psychotherapy and nutritional therapy.


Disclaimer: The information below is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any dis-ease. The services provided by our nutrition consultants are to assist our clients in gaining a better understanding of your degree of “health” not disease so the client will have a greater self awareness and be able to use a self-care program for daily living.

Jun 16

O.I.D.S.I. Youth Conference Itinerary

Here’s the itinerary for O.I.D.S.I Practice, Praise and Power Conference 2016.  Please click the image to get a larger view. To view the conference’s general itinerary, click here

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Jun 15

OIDSI Conference Itinerary

Here’s the itinerary for O.I.D.S.I Practice, Praise and Power Conference 2016.  Please click the image to get a larger view.  To view the Youth conference itinerary, click here
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OIDSI 2016 Conference Monday Itinerary

Jun 01

June Healing Newsletter

Greetings Godsisters & Godbrothers of OIDSI,

Mind, Body, and Spirit Greet You in Ire in Celebration of Spring
Taking Time to Slow Down, Relax and Smell the Roses

Spring is a special gift from God yet so many miss the opportunity to experience and tend to this special gift. Spring provide us the Gift of Renewal, Regeneration and Recreation. The special gift of renewal is many times overlooked by the gift of recreation (celebrations, creation rituals, more celebrations, ) as we sail in the energy of fertility in Spring.

In the midst of celebrations, carnivals, travel, and early morning, late night beach gatherings. Please make time to tend to your Thyroid and Adrenal health as the Endocrine system is a magical system of creation and connection, cycling and recycling… Renewal and Regeneration.

The adrenals are part of our sympathetic nervous system. The adrenal cortex pertains to our metabolism and chemicals in the blood. The adrenal cortex produces: hydrocortisone (cortisol), aldosterone helps maintain electrolyte balance. The adrenal medulla help us to deal with stress and produces Epinephrine (adrenaline) which increase the heart rate and Norepeniphrine (noradrenalin) which increase blood pressure.

Adrenal exhaustion is easy to see:
Swelling abdomen
Blue-black circles beneath the eyes
Tremor of tongue and hands extended
Inflamed digestion
Fingernails with ridges
Facial Twitches
Additional Emotional or Physical Signs:
Light Headedness upon standing (orthostatic hypotension)
Brain Fog
Exhaustion
Irritability
Hormonal Irregularities
High Blood Pressure
Nutrition that nourish the Adrenals
SLEEP
Fish
Fresh Flax Seed oil
Flax Seeds
STAY AWAY from: Caffeine, artificial sweeteners and flavoring

Herbs great for Nourishing the Adrenals:
Licorice
St. John Wort aerial parts
Ginger Root
Chick weed Aerial Parts (usually growing in our yard for individuals living in Texas, Native)
Black Walnut HULL (Texas Native)
Eleuthero Root

Supplements for the adrenal
Evening Primrose Oil
Fish Oil
Magnesium
Adrenal Tonic
Gotu Kola 1 part
American Ginseng 2 parts
Licorice 2 parts
Rhodiola 2 parts
Oat 1 part

For Tea: Restorative :
2 heaping tspns of tea 4x’s p/day
maintenance: 2 tspns 2x’s p/day

For Tincture: Restorative:
40-60 drops 4x’s a day
Maintennce: 20-40 drops 2-3 x’s a day

Every organ depends on thyroid hormones. When the Thyroid is not functioning well a person will have hot or cold sensitivities, autoimmune issues, and headaches. The thyroid in dysfunction typically manifest as:
Exhaustion
Not getting enough oxygen
Weight gain (or loss)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Depression
Apnea
Sleep issues
Mitral valve problems

Mediation is a great intervention for reinvigorating the thyroid.
Mediation Ritual:
Sit comfortably staring at a white candle
Shut your eyes
Envision the sun shining above your head and allow it to funnel your crown and flow out of your 3rd eye. Just 9 minutes of this simple light work will assist with your endocrine needs.

Protecting and Nourishing the Thyroid:
Food nutrition is great for thyroid imbalances when indicators are caught early and not showing up on blood tests. If you support adrenal function, sometime the thyroid issues dissipate as all endocrine glands cycle together.

Additional Physical Indicators of Thyroid Dysfunction:
Low calcium
Nerve pain
High Sugar Consumption
Tetany (involuntary contraction of muscles)
Depression
Low iodine
Infertility
Constipation
Tendency to have a propensity to calcify, creating bone spurs and hardening of arteries

Visual Indicators:
Hair loss
White pasty tongue
Brittle/chipping fingernails
Spots and Ridges on fingernails
Thinning of eyebrows
Muscle Spasms
Edema
Cataracts
Hypothyroidism as stated by Louise Hay is Giving Up, Feeling hopelessly stifled.

“I create a new life with new rules that totally support me.”

Nutrition for Hypothyroidism
Cartenoid Rich foods such as- Yams, Sweet Potatoes
Parsley
Walnuts
Strawberries
Almonds
Oats
Olive Oil
Banana
Sea vegetables
Selenium Rich foods
Herbs for Hypothyroidism
Gotu Kola
Burdock Root
Licorice
Sarsaparille bark
Chickweed aerial parts
Ashwaganda root
Coleus
Vitex Berry
Wild Carrot seed (Queen Anne’s Lace)
Reishi Mushroom
Tumeric
Yellow Dock Root
Hawthorn
California Spikenard
Schisandra

Supplements for Hypothyroid
Selenium (chlorine depleted selenium, make sure your water is chlorine free)
Test for the following: magnesium, potassium, calcium, Vitamins A,D,E,C, B-multi, D3, E and Zinc
Hypothyroid Tincture formula
Bugleweed 4 parts
Motherwort 2 parts
Skullcap 2 parts
Hawthorn 2 part
Take one dropper 3xs daily

Hyperthyroidism as stated by Louise Hay is rage at being left out.

“I am at the center of life, and I approve of myself and all that I see.”

Hyperthyroid
Hyperthyrodism is the production of too much thyroid hormone.
Visual indications of such are:
Buldging eyeballs
Hyper-activity
Goiter
Tip of tongue with vertical indent
Graves Disease

Nutrition for Hyperthyroidism to depress thyroid activity
Leafy Greens (Kale, Spinach, Mustard Greens)
Fruit- Peaches and Pears
Beans
Cruciferous vegetables
Flax Seeds
Soy (if you are not a direct descendant of African origin)

Foods to Avoid:
Soy even if its GMO – Free if you are of African descent
Alcohol, Caffeine, wheat are to be avoided in three months increments which mean you can partake in 3 months out the year (every 3 months).

Herbs for Hyperthyroid
Motherwort aerial parts
Bugleweed aerial parts
Lemon Balm aerial parts
Passionflower aerial parts
Black Walnut Hull

Supplements for Hyperthyroid: Vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B6) 50mg 3x daily with meals, Brewer’s Yeast 1-3 tbsp daily, Essential Fatty Acid, Lecithin, Vitamin E 400 IU daily, no more, Vitamin C

Hyperthyroid Tincture Formula
Black Walnut 2 parts
Licorice 2
Ashwaganda 3 part
Nettle 2 part
Kelp 1 part

Lousie Hay states that the thyroid deals with humiliation, she writes,

“I never get to do what I want to do. When is it going to be my turn?”

Spring is the best time to operate in the creation and expression of newness. To move beyond old limitations and now allow self to express freely and creatively . May we be gentle and kind with self, and make time to love on self a little bit more this season. The power of renewal is awaiting us tap in and start first by taking care of your thyroid and adrenal glands.

Monife,

Iya Oyadele

Iya Oyadele

Iya Oyadele Ifawunmi Fayemi Adesanya is the proud mother of twins and 10 year veteran holistic practitioner, passionate about the business of “transformation, cleansing, and reclaiming your power.” Oyadele is an accomplished licensed social worker and practicing psychotherapist who has worked for (3) nationally ranked hospitals in the Houston, Tx Medical Center and currently provide psychotherapy for a mental health hospital.

She offers a holistic approach to mental health care that encompasses mind, body, spirit, nature, and psychosocial nutritive resources to assist clients in gaining a better understanding of his/her degree of “health. She is certified and recognized as an herbalist, certified holistic health practitioner, and public speaker when she is not running her private practice, Ritual & Remedy Holistic Collective specializing in psychotherapy and nutritional therapy.


Disclaimer: The information below is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any dis-ease. The services provided by our nutrition consultants are to assist our clients in gaining a better understanding of your degree of “health” not disease so the client will have a greater self awareness and be able to use a self-care program for daily living.

Apr 01

O.I.D.S.I. 2016 Conference

OIDSI 2016 Conference

2016 OIDSI Youth Flyer

Greetings Family and Friends!

We are excited to announce the 2016 OIDSI Conference will be held
in Norfolk, Virginia.

Wednesday, July 6th – Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
425 Water St.
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Conference Registration
Reg. Adult Registration Fee $425, April 1 thru May 20, 2016

Daily Passes Activities Only $125
(Thursday – Saturday)
Daily Passes Activities & Conference Materials $150
(Thursday – Saturday)
Daily Pass $50
(Sunday Brunch)

Conference payment options:
Click Here To Register With Eventbrite.com
-or-
Mail payments to O.I.D.S.I.
PO Box 2188
Missouri City, TX 77459

Click Here to Register & Select Mailing Payment Option

***MAY 20TH IS THE FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE***

Hotel Reservation
Booking by phone: 1-888-839-1775
Code: “OID” for conference rate

Click Here To Book Your Group Hotel Rate For OIDSI 2016 Conference

Norfolk International Airport – ORF
2200 Norview Ave Norfolk, VA 23518
www.norfolkairport.com

If you have any questions, please contact us at:
oidsiconference@yahoo.com

Blessings,
OIDSI 2016 Conference Committee

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Apr 01

O.I.D.S.I. Market at 2016 Conference

 

OIDSI Market 2016 Conference

Calling All Vendors!

We Want you at O.I.D.S.I. Conference 2016 held
in Norfolk, Virginia.

We are welcoming all of our creative vendors to register for table rental.

Wednesday, July 6th – Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
425 Water St.
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Vendor Dates & Rates:
Thursday, July 7th 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, July 8th 9:30 – 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

$30 per day
-or-
$75 Package Deal for All Three (3) Days

Vendor payment options:
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-or-
Mail payments to OIDSI
PO Box 2188
Missouri City, TX 77459
Cashier’s Checks or Money Orders ONLY

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***MAY 20TH IS THE FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE***

Questions? Please contact us at:
oidsiconference@yahoo.com

Blessings,
OIDSI 2016 Conference Committee

Mar 01

March Healing Newsletter

Greetings Godsisters & Godbrothers of OIDSI!

Mind, Body, and Spirit Greet You in Ire for Osu Erena 2016
Big Winds, Butterflies, and Transformation

March is a month that deals with willing spirit. Many individuals are beginning or ending rituals for purification and/or fasting. Transformation is in bloom or motion as one would say… Are you blooming? Are you in motion? This month I will share some holistic recommendations for rocking steady, winning the race for Spring.  How do you use common purification rituals for the mind and body?

Nourish Your Body after Your Cleanse Body
Sit with a seasoned, elder gardener to attend a progressive farmer’s market to find out what is growing in season. Physical energetics must be aligned with environment to be in harmony.

Apple cider vinegar digested with water to alkalize the body and clean your gastrointesinal system make.

Continue to cleanse your mind
Apple Cider Vinegar charged with white Salt in a bath removes negative thoughts /influences from your Ori.
Sage, Baking Soda and White Carnation Bath.

Cleanse your physical space
Mop home with corn whiskey and coconut water(do not drink).
Smudge with sage, myrrh and camphor

Nourishment to Eat when transitioning from a fast or detox should resemble Obatala minus the heavy starches but moreso, Bland. Clear. Light

Eggs
Coconut Water
Garlic
Alkaline Water
Spring water infused with Oxygen
Oats
Efun/Chalk (Diatmoaceous Earth)
Raw Goat Milk

While water heals, rejuvenates, and refreshes, air transforms. Mid Osu Erele- Erena is all about cleaning and shifting. The energy of life blows us in many directions from the strong West Wind to the cold North winds; bringing new experiences, new ideas, new beginnings, and new thoughts.

Understanding Orisa’s  Obatala and Oya are “general” forces to study and digest during this year nine, late Winter, early Spring season that govern year nines’ we must know we need a clear mind, a calm mood, an environment of clarity when unexpected changes are knocking at one’s door.

Drinking the juices of the plant kingdom are is a great way to honor this shift in energy.

Good, Quality red wine – lower cholesterol, blood pressure, blood clotting, heart healthy (polyphenols, reservatol)

Coconut Water –rehydrates the body, more potassium than bananas.

Many things can disrupt sleep patterns. Insomina can be caused from stress, changes in relationship,  job’s etc.

Passionflower aerial parts extract 1 to 3 drops to 1-2 droopers, start low and build up

Herbs for Reducing Insomnia, anxiety and improving the pineal gland:

Blue Vervain aerial parts extract 1 to 3 drops to 1-2 droopers, start low and build up
Sassafrass aerial parts extract 1 to 3 drops to 1-2 droopers, start low and build up
Passionflower aerial parts extract 1 to 3 drops to 1-2 droopers, start low and build up
L-Tryptophan 500mg, helps you create melatonin, so you then create your serotonin.

Now GO accomplish your goals, manifest your dreams  tis the season to recharge and transform from cocoon to butterfly!

Please do not hesitate to contact me for additional inquiries via email: c4consulting.inc@gmail.com

April Addition will focus on Adrenal and Thyroid

May Addition will focus on Men Health
Monife,

Iya Oyadele

Iya Oyadele

Iya Oyadele Ifawunmi Fayemi Adesanya is the proud mother of twins and 10 year veteran holistic practitioner, passionate about the business of “transformation, cleansing, and reclaiming your power.” Oyadele is an accomplished licensed social worker and practicing psychotherapist who has worked for (3) nationally ranked hospitals in the Houston, Tx Medical Center and currently provide psychotherapy for a mental health hospital.

She offers a holistic approach to mental health care that encompasses mind, body, spirit, nature, and psychosocial nutritive resources to assist clients in gaining a better understanding of his/her degree of “health. She is certified and recognized as an herbalist, certified holistic health practitioner, and public speaker when she is not running her private practice, Ritual & Remedy Holistic Collective specializing in psychotherapy and nutritional therapy.


Disclaimer: The information below is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any dis-ease. The services provided by our nutrition consultants are to assist our clients in gaining a better understanding of your degree of “health” not disease so the client will have a greater self awareness and be able to use a self-care program for daily living.

Feb 02

February Healing Newsletter

Greetings Godsisters & Godbrothers of OIDSI!

I am honored and look forward to sharing space and ancient knowledge regarding physical health, mental health, and self-care tips that will enhance and support our collective journey for health and wellness. OIDSI commitment to sustainable health and well-being amongst our members is the foundation of our Healing Constitution.

As we move and groove with thanks for our universal Year 9 spirit said to start our first post with emphasis on the nervous system as it relates to the many who are having anxiety regarding the energy a year 9 represent. Oya spoke this year and stated the need for purification rituals for the mind and body, giving and sharing no matter how small or big but with confidence IFA will provide and bless as we continue to bless others.  Year 9’s speak of necessary endings for new beginnings, depression, anxiety, death and unexpected changes. Understanding orisas  Obatala and Oya are “general” forces that govern year nines’ spirit guided me to feature talk about Nervous System Recommendations

To Nourish Ori, Improve Clarity, and Stay Grounded in the Wind

Oatstraw
Cognitive support, emotional flexibility, improve sexual stamina

Milky Oats
Relieve exhaustion,  improve concentration, , nourish nervous system, natural sedative, decrease addictive urges

Nettles
Rich in minerals,  supports the endocrine health by helping the thyroid, spleen and pancreas

Lemon Balm
Calming, cooling, decrease hot flashes, support natural function on thyroid, decrease insomnia symptoms , reduce anxiety symptoms

Vitamin D
Rule out vitamin D deficiency.

Bacopa/Brahmi
Ayurvedic herb for anxiety and emotional stress.
Bacopa Monograph By Dr Ajay Padmawar: http://www.amrutaherbals.com/specifications/Bacopa/detail.htm

Gotu Kola
Memory. Strengthens the adrenal glands, combat stress and depression, increase libido, improve reflexes and improve meditation. It is said to develop the crown chakra.

The following brain health foods are great for detoxification support:

  • Walnuts
  • Wild Salmon
  • Pastured animal protein and fat (yes, this means eating chicken breast WITH -the skin)
  • Eggs from pastured chickens
  • Coconut (including medium chain triglycerides)
  • Avocado
  • Blueberries
  • Pomegranates
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Kale

Lemon Balm Cold Infusion: Water and Lemon Balm (dry herb) refrigerate for 24 hours and enjoy.  (One Tbspn for every 8oz of water)

Nourishing Tea Blend : Add Oatstraw (1 tspn), Milky Oats (1 tspn), Nettles (1 tspn) to One Cup of Boiling water Steep 15 minutes

Enjoy, Sip, Release.

In Good Health, Good Spirit,

Monife,

Iya Oyadele

Iya Oyadele

Iya Oyadele Ifawunmi Fayemi Adesanya is the proud mother of twins and 10 year veteran holistic practitioner, passionate about the business of “transformation, cleansing, and reclaiming your power.” Oyadele is an accomplished licensed social worker and practicing psychotherapist who has worked for (3) nationally ranked hospitals in the Houston, Tx Medical Center and currently provide psychotherapy for a mental health hospital.

She offers a holistic approach to mental health care that encompasses mind, body, spirit, nature, and psychosocial nutritive resources to assist clients in gaining a better understanding of his/her degree of “health. She is certified and recognized as an herbalist, certified holistic health practitioner, and public speaker when she is not running her private practice, Ritual & Remedy Holistic Collective specializing in psychotherapy and nutritional therapy.


Disclaimer: The information below is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any dis-ease. The services provided by our nutrition consultants are to assist our clients in gaining a better understanding of your degree of “health” not disease so the client will have a greater self awareness and be able to use a self-care program for daily living.

Jan 06

OIDSI Yearly Reading 2016

Odu: Osa-gunda #202
Ire: Ika-Otura #229
Osorbo: Ika-wori #90
Ofo (losses): Osalogbe #34

Ori: Ika-bara
Iku (death/changes): Oturupon-bara
Arun (sickness/stress): Idi-owonrin
Ejo (court cases): Idi-wori
Iponju (suffering): Irete-tura

Ifa blesses us with opportunities for transformation, growth and expansion in 2016. In this uni-versal year 9, we are positioning ourselves for change in all areas of our lives. In order to move towards ire, it will be necessary for us to cut ties with things, people, and situations that no longer serve us. The odu Osa-gunda speaks of good fortune not taking care of itself without sacrifice. We must sacrifice the inability to let things go. In other words, we must be willing to initiate the end of relationships, jobs, bad habits, living conditions, etc that are no longer working for the betterment of our lives. It is truly time to embrace change, both on a personal and global level.

The members of OIDSI are blessed individuals, and even more so as a group. This is a very prosperous and enterprising ile, comprised of experienced professionals, teachers, healers, musicians, poets, and entertainers. Ifa is working well in our lives and it shows. More people are coming; we are expanding. Ifa is warning us to be more discerning in our acceptance of new members. We should be a bit wary when it comes to new people. Keep your wits about you. Trust your intuition. If something doesn’t seem right, go with it. Give yourself some time before making that person your new best friend. Ifa is also warning us to be mindful of those who are already in our midst who do not share the same mindset or frame of reference. If people are not growing and changing and learning from past mistakes, then we must make the decision to love them from afar. No matter how much we want them to change, that change has to come from within. We need to cut the cords in order to have blessings in our new beginnings. Ifa also encourages us all to get on the same page. Osa-gunda speaks of the one who is made more notable by coming together. What I wish for my sister/brother, I wish for myself. As a growing organization it is imperative that we trust our own ase. We have to stand together and look out for each other more often, especially while traveling or visiting other iles. If we present a unified front, then our enemies have no chance of winning.

Ifa speaks of potential losses this year. These losses will come in the form of our inability to let go of things that have outlived their purpose. We must take the time to appreciate the good things of life. If we are still nursing old wounds and holding on to outdated ideas and beliefs, then we will miss out on the new blessings that are coming our way. Ifa promises the opening of new roads and advancement in our careers. If there are things in our lives that are coming to an end, we should initiate the changes that we wish to seek. In the 9 energy, holding on when one should be letting go will bring emotional turmoil. Choose your endings. Pick something to get rid of. Clean out the closets, physically and spiritually. We must be mindful of people who wish to control us (this speaks to the Ika energy that appears in the ire and the osorbo), be it on the job or in a relationship. Stay positive, but remember there might be someone who wishes to take something away from you. Keep the light on in your head. We must take care of Esu so that we can make good choices. Every choice we make this year will lead us further towards our destiny so choose wisely. We will have many opportunities for travel and work. Osa brings Oya and Sango energy, Ogunda incarnates Ogun. We must embrace change and work diligently towards our goals. Strength at work brings prosperity.

Ifa advises us to keep a good mindset about these changes. Our words carry power. We must watch our words about ourselves and about others. We wish to avoid self-hexing. There will be many mundane challenges this year that we must not allow to take us off our path. No arguing, fussing or fighting. Stop plotting on others. We must learn to see ourselves as valuable, viable and deserving individuals. We should develop our own daily self-loving mantras. Ori work will be critical this year. Saying ori prayers every morning, adding monthly/weekly/daily ori rituals to our spiritual regimens will keep us in alignment. Ifa says there will be monetary gain for the truly spiritual. We must keep our thoughts and our words focused on what we want and not the op-posite. Stay out of your head. Worrying about a thing is like praying for what you don’t want. Our words this year will manifest so watch how you speak about yourself, your friends, your projects, and most especially the children. Ifa says don’t yell at the children. Follow their lead spiritually in some cases. Their spiritual growth is equally important, as they are the conduits for us to return. Express gratitude at all times. Speak positivity and blessings and watch them take root and grow.

In 2016, Ifa advises us to respect our astral mates, our egbe in heaven so they will assist us in our elevation here on earth. We should also take solace in the great mothers, the Iyaami. The Iyaami are with us this year to nurture and care for us like mothers do. They are to be revered with a healthy respect and not feared. Ifa says we must continue to uplift and care for the women in our communities. Offerings to egbe and Iyaami will minimize confusion in communications this year.

Self-care is also on the agenda for 2016. Be mindful of what and where and how you eat. Don’t eat when angry, or accept food from questionable sources. Take care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, healthcare checkups, massages, acupuncture, etc. Drink plenty of water. There is a potential for sickness in the family this year. Pray for it to go away. Stay on top of your and your family’s health. Prevention is better than a cure. Oxygenate the blood by incorporating breathing exercises into your daily regimen. Ogun rules the heart so be mindful of holding on to anger. Use herbs to cleanse and strengthen the blood and lungs. When in the middle of the storm, one must be focused and ready. Strong body, strong mind, strong spirit. Obey your own personal taboos.

Ifa says we must continue to develop good character in 2016. We must be honest with ourselves and others. If you tell the truth, you won’t have to cover up a lie. Having good character is not just doing good works to others, it is knowing yourself and embodying that knowledge on a daily basis. Check yourself first. Before you think someone has hexed you, you may have put something on yourself. We must also be mindful of things we sign, contracts, etc.

The first part of the year will be the most challenging and then after the spring, things will begin to brighten up. There will be some revelations about finances and relationships throughout the year, particularly in March and September. Pluto is on the move. If you have a plan, move on it and be decisive. This year one must stay focused. When in the midst of the storm, it is better to ride the tornado than get caught up in it. World changes can affect us personally as well. Changes in the economy and in the environment will be up front and personal this year. It will be imperative to have a plan and get organized. The key to working this energy will be in finding and establishing a good flow of energy, which means internal blockages must be removed.
The odu Osa-gunda is the odu of the librarian. This year will be a memorable one, as it marks yet another milestone in the history of OIDSI. The exponential growth of the priest class and the global expansion are but a few new chapters that will continue to be written. As African-Americans in Ifa, our stories are the new patakis that are added to the Ifa odu corpus. Heepa Ifa ooo!

Taboos:

Avoid getting caught in the rain to avoid loss of luck
No arguing
No plotting or scheming
Watch what you eat outside the home
Don’t hold things for people for extended amount of time..i.e…days, weeks, etc
Work hard, but don’t be anyone’s slave
Avoid overthinking
Acting arrogant
Obey your own taboos
Consistent Ori offerings and prayers

Notes:

Aikujegunre—the one who is made notable by being gathered together..more unity

Ogundamasa—singleness was divined for Ifa; Ifa chose money as a partner

Jan 03

2017 Orisa Calendar

Orisa Calendar 2017 flyer





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