I am Iyanifa, Ifa priest, I am a wife-apetibi, an aspect of the Yoruba culture, mother, grandmother, godmother.As a writer and author of poetry and short stories, the best venue for the expression ...view moreI am Iyanifa, Ifa priest, I am a wife-apetibi, an aspect of the Yoruba culture, mother, grandmother, godmother.As a writer and author of poetry and short stories, the best venue for the expression of Ifa and Orisa through me has been inspiration and the laws of Ifa.
It is this code of conduct that I follow and sometimes this not garner me the friendships of many and less the love of even those close to me but it is Ifa and Orisa that I follow and not human beings.
My mother is Orisa Odu logbe oje, those shining eyes that see into the realms of all existence. It is her that many do not want to mention of sip her waters but it is only she who gave Orunmila the source of his strength of his power and spiritual insight. It is only she that gave him his position in the world. Seeing the love of God in him only and fully. This is truly the mystery of birth that Ody Logbe Oje really brings.
Many years ago a friend of mine said what an honor it was(for I was pregnant with my son Funmi and his father had just passed away) for a woman to marry and carry a child for a man and more to be a wife.
This always stuck with me for I saw the love in his eyes for the wife and mother of his children. I thought what a wonderful thing this relationship of love not ownership it was to have between two spirits that found love on this planet.
As a wife one day this will be for me for I do believe in having loving, mutually loving relationship with a man who know what love looks like and is not afraid to love and be love by a strong woman.
As a mother of daughters and sons it has been a great journey.
As a mother, I have been blessed with wonderful and powerful children, grandchildren and godchildren who have given me respect, loyalty, love, affections and care. You can only receive these blessing through Ifa and this is my gift of spirit.
My Ori said to me during a dream: For I would rather be the progenitor of Truth; Than be carried by the riches of a thousand lies; For the Truth that I see allows me to know; the sound of a rose opening at the morning's dawn..,Fayomi Falade Aworeni Obafemi ,Iyanifa
The Mission of Ile Iwosan Orunmila Mimo/Yrunmila’s Healing Spaces is to bring the worship of Ifa to those who love Olodumare and the Yoruba religious traditional form of worship. Our objective is to worship Olodumare (God) and the Irunmole (the primordial forces sent to the world by Olodumare) incorporating those principles and spiritual laws given within the mandates and rules of Olodumare through its word Ifa. The mystical ancient way of life and path called Ifa was introduced to the Yoruba People by the Prophet and founder Orunmila. Orunmila is a High Order spiritual being known as Irunmole. In the Yoruba language, Orunmila, Eleri Ipin, who is the Witness to all creation and destiny rank only second to Olodumare. Orunmila incarnated into the world at the Holy City of Ile Ife 3000-5000 BC to spread divine teachings and a discipline of ethics, salvation, and transcendence to all of human kind. This Idorumu Amuse (Afrikan) spiritual system is far older than Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Ifa sages teach, it is the original religion of humans on earth, and that it are relevant to the salvation and elevation of human beings and human society through the world. Ile Iwosan Orunmila Mimo Temple seeks individual membership, its structure is Awo Ifa and dedicated to the training in Ifa corpus and the worship of Olodumare and Ifa/Orisa standards. We require our membership to have a personal commitment and willingness to the discipline and study of Ifa. To be submissive to Olodumare in their worship and show a committed willingness to support, grow, develop strategies for institution building, actively working on their character under the guidance of Ifa and those directed to structure their worship. Those who are accountable in their initiation and leadership to Olodumare, Ori, Orisa, Egungun and the Araba Oluisese Agbaye Adisa Mokanranwale and the Elder community of Ifa both in Nigeria and the Diaspora, Iyanifa Fayomi Falade. Aworeni Obafemi who is the senior priest of this temple and organization. This temple provides the following services and programs: Ifa worship services Egungun veneration and classes Awo Training Ifa and Orisa Initiations Training Workshops Spiritual and Educational Tours in Yoruba land/Ile Ife Esentaiye and naming ceremonies Ifa lesson series Spiritual Blessings, protections and assistance Dafa-Divination Consultations for individuals and families .. Store for Shrine and worship products there are suggested donation for the worship, classes, and other programming. We are located at 4311 North 80th Lane, Phoenix Arizona 85033 623.849.7179 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 623.849.7179 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 909.856.9197 for appointments in Phoenix, Az., Worship services every Sunday morning 10:00am-12:00pm. We also have Ifa worship and classes in Chicago. We will have location information in the very near future as well as a day care program in the Phoenix area.
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The leadership of this temple is Babalawo Ifakolade Obafemi and Iyanifa Fayomi Falade-Aworeni Obafemi
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