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Temple-Egbe Ori Egun Ofo Ase
Why that specific name?
Great question. I was initiated into traditional Ifa practice or Isese. Though not Nigerian, the tenants of Isese are very important to my lineage and my legacy. Egbe, Ori, Egun are who we come to first.
Ori isn't in front honestly because of simply flow of the name. Ori is always who we come to first, that is why Ori is at the Heart of the name.
Ofo Ase is a reference to the power of the word. It is how we Speak that shifts who we see things around us. It is through Speaking, Chanting, Singing, that we communicate with our Divine Self/Ori, our Egun and our Egbe.
Create a Sacred Space where those who fill called can come to fellowship with Spirit in a way that feels nurturing, enriching, educating, and uplifting.
Encourage commune between Self Love and Worship.
Support the African American Diaspora in embracing the traditions of their ancestors.
Hold space to benefit from the wisdom of Ifa whether you are in the tradition or not.
Embrace the beauty in the Wisdom of Nature.
Honor our collective and individual Isese.
Create safe space for anyone to venerate with Spirit regardless of gender identity, sexual preference, religious background or lineage, and any other social constructs. You are welcome here.
A community that is enriched by the medicine of Ifa whether they initiate or not.
A community that embraces the divinity of their most authentic self and honors their personal Isese.
African Americans embracing the traditions of their Ancestors.
A community that venerates as individuals and as a community.
Self Love as an Act of Worship, becomes a household lifestyle and Ifa's Wisdom offers the support to their favorite destiny.
Meet Iyanifa Daniyah Fa Omi Sango. Ok, I tried to do third person. Not working. Hi. You can call me Iya Daniyah or simply Iya for short. Iya is the abbreviation of my title Iyanifa. I am an initiated Priestess in the Orisha tradition.
My relationship with Ifa, most specifically Isese, is that it is a tradition, religion, and spiritual practice whose basis is Self Love. That is the Sacred Medicine found within the words of the tradition. That is the light found in the Odu. You are Divine and Worthy of Ire, Good Fortune.
Self Love is what encourages you to walk in Iwa Pele.
If you ask, I am a child of the Orishas. I am officially crowned Yemoja and Shango currently. I am also Iyaami and hold both Hands of Ifa.
I am the Mother of this Temple.
I am her Teacher. I'm also the perpetual student. always learning and thus always sharing the knowledge.
In opening up from just a closed Ile to a temple, I am opening up sharing, teaching, and worshiping with the broader collective.
I am an Oracle, Medium, Diviner, Reiki Master, Death Doula, Master life Coach, friend, creative, Mother, partner, and silly individual.
I'm Generation X. I'm Black American. My style will feel like tradition and not all at the same time. That's ok. The medicine is always administered in the means it is meant to be received.
I am birthing a Temple. This is the broader community outreach. Soulful Saturdays with Orisha is now Sundays with Iya and Orisha. Join me once a month for a special Orisha worship service. There will be Oriki singing/chanting, teaching from the Odu, prayers and blessings, message and wisdom shared that will be medicine for all. The dates are already set and you can get your tickets now here.
Itadogun- This is a community veneration and divination session. The divination for this session applies to the entire temple community. Messages, Advice, and the Medicine will be shared with all. Offerings donations can be made so that members receive the full benefit of the Ire (good fortune) and protections mentioned.
Community Service - I am big on giving back. Those that become regular staples in the Temple and give donations should know that my intention is for the donations to eventually, not just be an energy exchange but to fund homeless drives, community Ori cleanses, funding for those that can't afford the services but truly need them, and more.
The temple is the broader community. You can be a member of the temple and not be one of my god children. The Ile is within the temple and this includes my actual students/god children. They have a more formalized relationship. are enrolled in an actual mentorship program, and (for some) are hoping to make a deeper commitment to the practice.
Veneration and Ritual