The Yoruba people Of South Western Nigeria have a tradition where they pray for you when they meet you. Either for the first time meeting you, or if they have known you for ever. When they pray the prayers are affirmations. You will have long life, You will have a good husband or wife, you will be rich etc. I have always found it fascinating the way in which they pray, they seem to stamp these words not only into your mind, but regardless of the tone used, which is usually softly spoken, it holds power, and with the ones who practice the tradition of Ifa/Orisha the prayer is then stamped with the power word ASE!…(May it be so), Ah-shay!. We should all have daily affirmations, mantras, which we recite every day. There is something which I learned from my mother which I will share with you.
Upon rising in the mornings, before you wash your face or brush your teeth and most importantly before you speak to anyone, Pray. Your prayer has the most effect this way. Also, wake early, by sunrise, or a little before, make the effort, make the effort. Find your quiet space and pray. Use words as swords, utter them solidly and firmly. You may pray whatever you wish but I will give you in this post what you ought to consider in your prayer, as a matter of fact I urge you to make it apart of you daily affirmations. You will not plead for it, you will Affirm it.
Begin with this: (These are salutations and they are very important)
I honor my ancestors (call their names)
I honor my parents (even if they were no good, honor them, leave their judgments to God)
I honor the Universe and all within
I honor the sun set
I honor the Sunrise
I honor the earth in which I live (the earth is a feminine energy, passive and mighty, we must respect her. Her salutation is important)
I honor…(here call the names of whom you choose, a mentor, a teacher, a guru, an Elder, living or dead)
The Yorubas would say here, Iba Oluwo, Iba Ojubona, (Iba Aseda, Iba Akoda, these were Orunmila’s first two diciples).
Iba (E-ba) is salutation), all above are important titles and presence in our tradition.
I honor the …(the name of the city, town in which you were born and the race to which your forefathers are from)
I honor (here my past life, which has brought me to where I am today)
I am loved by God, my ancestors, my guides and all who lives in the world with me and all who lives within the universe
I am blessed
I am prosperous
I am rich in everything which connects me to the Universe
I have everything I need to survive within the realm where I live
I want for nothing
I am happy
I am comforted
I am wise to the wiles of my fellow human beings, therefore I can never be trapped in deception
Enemies shall never defeat me
I welcome love
I welcome peace
I welcome Joy and happiness
I welcome sanity, I am sane
I fear nothing
Money comes to me without effort and it brings joy not sorrow
I am kind, I give, therefore I will never lack.
I share, therefore the Universe takes care of me and all that belongs to me
I share (sharing is important, as givers never lack, repeat this twice)
I receive and I am grateful
I am patient
I am tolerant
I will have long life (add who you want here)
I will never be convicted of any misdeeds, as I will always strive to be the best that I can be
I will never bury any of my children, or visit them in the hospital or behind prison walls
No one will ever bare false witness against me or those who belongs to me or those who love or like me
I will always have compassion for my fellow human beings
I will always survive and overcome the negatives of life and so will my children and spouse (add whoever you wish)
I am healthy, and will remain so for all my life and so will my children ( add who you want here)
I am loved
You can always add or take away from this, but I have given you the guide, use it well! Affirm this every day, if you see a house and you want it, add it to your daily affirmations as well as anything else. If you see someone else husband or wife and you want him or her….do not affirm that, know that in doing so, repercussions will follow. But call your own he or she will soon appear. Print this and place it on your altar if you have one and you should.
Adìyẹ ńjẹ yangan, ó ńmu omi ó ńgb’ókùúta mì, ó tún ńsunkún àìléyín. Ṣé òbúkọ tó léyín ńjẹ irin ni?
The hen eats corns, drinks water and swallows stones, yet laments not having teeth; does the goat chew chunks of iron with its teeth?
[Contentment is it; Appreciate what you have and where you are.]…Yoruba Proverb!
All religions are valid as long it teaches peace and love…Obara Meji
I keep saying I’m going to book my divination. And guess what??!?!!! Since I started following your instructions from this post and how to start my day spiritually. Since May my business had been doing terribly. I mean I wasn’t making any money and if I did it was barely enough to pay a bill much less buy food. I went to bed sometimes with nothing to eat. Just tea not even sugar or milk. My relationship was dead. I mean nothing happening he and I have an amazing connection and could share anything and everything with each other. We… Read more »
Goodnight everyone ! Hope you all have wonderful experiences and revelations
good night Nunu
Night, night, I am here. Mi white tun up.
lol…walk up inna di video light yes
All white everything!!! How uuh mean M!
I have you both down Ty
cool catching up ad taking notes…
Who nsme suh
he is the forward, a player on the Netherland team…
and Ja did not make the world cup…we only did it once in 1998…
Shame ei si
no man, don’t…
Nunu, I love your family…
Hey Yazzy, Kia, Toy! Kia a nuh mommy yuh fi worry fah! Mi brother tell mi seh him juss done sew part a him houtfit fi tonight mi seh!!!!!! Mi almost dead whwn him tell mi suh, lol!!!
Hahaha no man dis crus wah him sew nunu nuh lie mi waa see him outfit nite ty n yw
Night Kia honey
I am in too, don’t forget to count me in also
I just love him, god bless him
Night everyone…YW is in for tonight tea…we just com back off the road
Hey Toy sweetie
Yazzy yaz lol nite ma good night nunu cgoh mi dress like puss ina mi white tell mommy shi a we fashionista lol
Toy in, Yazzy what ablutions cas
Mommy O, just reached her… she’s in.
Keep her in prayer as well. Thanks guys
What about MTH, I think she’s in
Hey Nunu Boo
I’ll be there.
Yes cgoh I have you down
Yes she’d in munu
Hey Cgoh hunny
Hello good night peace, love n blessings i am in
Ok yw is in but I don’t know about yaZy and the others
Ok cami or cas nuh link up?
No I am waiting on them to confirm
Mommy O, my bad. How ya feelin’?? I was so caught up today man but I’m definitely in. Hey allll my sweeties. A pleasant night to you all. Missed unuh
Hey Kia boo
I’m ready for tonight. Getting my white clothes ready as we speak.
Yes I saw that no
For Tonight’s journey make a cup if tea and place it at your bedside table before you sleep make sure you do this just before you go to sleep do not speak to any one before you sleep important mi talking
Hey Kia do you, M, Nunu, cgoh, Nunu mum,Donna who else?
Ty n YW wah bout yazzy
Thank Teacher…In a celebratory mood. My two teams have won today.
Very good cgoh I will be on later spring 9 your time to give the instructions
Obara, amh won’t be joining in for tonight she misunderstood thought we were talking about fasting.
Teacher can you have a single drink, then do the tea later on???
Yes it but when you preparing the tea and before you sleep do not speak to anyone
Jamaica didn’t make it to world cup?
Ty 33 a wey inna mi office. Ongle 3 a wi sey Netherlands. Yu si when goal #4, mi kick har di boot and mi a mek sum breed a scream… Mi vice gane. Nah lie, mi naah a predict dat. Mi did a sey 3-2. Suh mi call Mexico diss mawning an mi call Netherlands… Mi a call Hendland to-maar-row.
Ty, Ty, Ty…..Where you at??? From morning wi call it, Netherlands, Netherlands, Netherlands… Oh how sweet victory tastes!!! Mr. Van Percy, showed no mercy!!!!
M, what a pieca beating 5-1 mi shock!!!! Wasn’t expecting that!
It sweet me you see…Don’t Van persie remind you of Obara’s David?
Ok Nunu tell the to look on later for the instructions which must be followed
Ok I will
Ok Donna watch out for the instructions tonight, they must be followed
My mommy is in and my brother as well Obara
Good evening… i am in
hey Donna, welcome home… we glad fi see you
No, so oonuh use this post to say I am in, MTH already confirmed, Ty, and you, so did amh
So wait, Obara know who is on for tonight?
Smaddy fan mi!!!! Ty what a way mi team look nice…Allmi cansey, is Have mercy Mr. Van Percy!!!
Ty di white socks dem go eena di ensemble fi tinite? Cause mi think MTH a look a borrows lol
lol…yes honey…mi always cold..but fi mi sister MTH and any one of you, I will do without…
when mi done tonight, everybody a go think Mama NuNu is my mother…cause mi hot like a 10 fireside
Ty ah grung yuh land me
MTH, you see we team…dm look nice ina di blue…
I am going to run out fi di white shopping, will be back later…
I am sending positive energy, love, blessing, healing, and white light to you all…
Maniac, mi dun ask Ogun fi dal wid you connection, we miss you sweetie…
Brand new houtfit a lick fi tonite!!! Yes Ty, but Ty yuh cyaan show up Bredda YW tinite yuh nuh!!! Him haffi have fi him houtfit set tuh!!!!
Haven’t seen Maniac in awhile. Mi hope shi aright
She having connections problems
Ok thanks Obara
A warm welcome to you AMH…we are happy to have you here…hugs
Thanks Obara…writing this down in my notes, will be using this…
I will be in and out…going to buy some white pretty dan dan fi tonight…
Writing this down now…..Thanks Obara!
you are welcome amh
I LOVE THIS!!! Thank you so much.
Thank you Teacher, now there is nothing that should prevent us from being our the best selves!!!