Community Ose Message-11-17-2023

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Community Ose Message


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Ose days are considered the most sacred day of Ifa, this is the day all the Orisas are listening. It is the best day to pray to the Orisas as a community and individually. 

Ose Cycle #173
Baba Odi Meji

Ose Day Cycle Schedule

Personal Ose Days

Tuesday, Nov. 21
Saturday, Nov. 25
Wednesday, Nov. 29

Next Community Ose
Sunday, Dec. 3 at 10:00 AM


What are Personal Ose Days?

There are 3 Ose days every Ose cycle. They are every 4 days (5 if you count traditionally the day of the previous Ose as day 1). 

Personal Ose Days are days during the Ose cycle that we observe in our own home. It is intended for us to get together with our family, loved ones, or by ourselves to pray and reflect on the Ose Message.

Ose Reflection Questions

Some reflection questions to consider:  

  • Message: What is the Odu? What was the Ose Message (read the entire message)? How does it relate to my life? Have I been experiencing any of the message, what are some examples? 
  • Taboos: What are the taboos? Have I been following the taboos? Which taboos are easiest to follow and why? Which taboos are the most challenging to follow and why? What was the environment like or what happened when I experienced the taboo? What was the environment like or what happened when I avoided the taboo?
  • Recommendations: This a great day to do the recommendations. What are the recommendations? Have I completed the recommendations? When will I complete the recommendations?  
  • Alignment: Do I feel aligned with the message? If I do feel aligned, what examples do I have that make me feel aligned? If I do not feel aligned, what can I do to get aligned? 
Praying on the Personal Ose Days
One way to pray on the personal Ose day is to recite the ebo prayer and then say whatever you like after and end with Ase (ah-shay)-Ase-Ase-o. It is good practice to include blessings for your community and loved ones. If you are initiated then give your ikins omi (water to calm), oti (gin to revup), or both. And use your ikins to pray.
At Temple Egbe Eji-Elemere, in a private Ose prayer session, Olowu Rei and his family get together and pray for the success and protection of their family and the Ifa Community of Ala; as well as complete work as directed. This prayer session is not open for attendance. 


Odu Baba Odi Meji

For this Ose Cycle, we will be following the guidance of Baba Odi Meji. We will perform one Ebo, the contribution amount is $8. Thank you to everyone who attended, sent their name and/or donated to the Community Ose. Next Community Ose is Sunday, December 03 at 10:00 AM.



If you would like to contribute by submitting your name to be included in the ebo prayer or donate with a credit or debit card you can do so by clicking the button. If you are unable to submit before the start of the ebo, that is ok. Submissions are accepted until 11:59 pm the night before the last Personal Ose Day in the Ose Cycle. Submissions received after the Ebo is completed, will be included in the prayers of the Personal Ose Ceremony that the Temple performs.  

EBO Prayer



Ogiri totoo hunhun

They were the Awoses who divined Ifa for Orunmila

Who should acquire all the Ire of life

At the time they would come in four

He was advised to offer ebo

He obeyed

Riches of Aje, let me have you

When you come in four

In piles we know the leaves of Eleyo-oka in the river

Children let me have them

When you come in four

In piles do we know the leaves of Eleyo-oka in the river?

Everything Ire let me have them

When you come in four

In piles we know the leaves of Eleyo-oka in the river




Ifa says that we will be blessed with all the Ire of life. The ire (blessings) will come in fours. We will have no shortage of the good things in life. We will be blessed with all those things. All we need to do is to offer the appropriate ebo and be happy with what Olodumare has given us.





Baba Odi Meji

  • Should not use the Oloburo bird (Oloburo is a kind of Bird with loudest cry in the bush. Whenever it cries, people think it’s a very big bird whereas it’s one of the ordinary sized bird with a gift of Voice.)
  • Should not leave your locality for other places in search of your fortune to avoid disappointment and deprivation. (The grass is not always greener on the other side)
  • Couples should avoid insincerity (dishonesty) so that there can be peace and harmony; so that there is success and children.
  • Should avoid using beetles for anything to prevent people from abandoning you or going against you.
  • Females (daughters) should desist from trying to humiliate or embarrass the men in their lives or husbands
  • Should not eat slugs to avoid losing legal cases or being involved in litigation matters.
  • Should not eat the hyrax tree or use it for
  • Women should desist from turning their children against each other to avoid a lack of peace of mind.
  • Should not use or eat any part of the Elephant (ivory)
  • Should not eat or use any part of the Buffalo
  • You should not use kernel-oil
  • You should not eat or use the crab to avoid loss of intelligence

These taboos should be observed until the next Ose Itadogun Ifa.


    1. You should never attempt what you cannot accomplish – set realistic goals
    2. You should not rely on amulets or special device
    3. You should never cross the roots of the tree
    4. You should never brag about anything
    5. You should never eat ekuru and akara (Black eye peas and white beans)
    6. You should never use palm kernel oil

    Baba Irete Meji

    1. Should not pay evil with evil to avoid the multiplication of evil and disaster
    2. Should not use eéran grass (finger grass) for anything to avoid contention with Elders of the Night
    3. Should not use owl for anything to avoid contention with Elders of the Night
    4. Should not engage in sole proprietorship business (run a business alone) to avoid unconsummated fortune
    5. Partners should not have the same skill as you. Each partner should be unique in what they contribute to the business. We thrive in diversity.  
    6. Should not use not harm squirrels
    7. Should not harm monkeys
    8. Should not involve others in what they know nothing about to avoid humiliation and disgrace
    9. Should not eat crab to avoid prolonged problems
    10. Should not eat pig (pork, ham, sausage, pepperoni, chorizo)
    11. Should not touch your forehead to the ground.
    12. Do not kneel on or use a straw mat (estera)





    • You will heal with the science of Ifa and medicine
    • Education is important: If you have not completed your education, you should complete it. This is a great time to start a degree, especially a 2-year degree
      • Good time to get degree of science or to pursue a doctorate (Medical doctor of PhD – terminal degrees)
    • You may have a lot of dreams during this time, pay attention
    • Communication is important
    • Be cautious of communication, what you say and what you respond to via text, email, social media, etc…
    • During this time, you should communicate your prayers to Olodumare (God)
    • Do not get caught up in conversation that talks about the past. Let go of the past.
    • Should not be the third wheel
      • Should not be the third person getting in the car to avoid car accidents