RainMakers 9 — Ritual to End Police Violence
July 9 thru September 3, 2016
post number 1 — A Message from Yeye Teish, July 14, 2016
Alafia good people,
A thousand gratitudes to the many people who participated in the ebbo (ritual) for Owonrin-Odi last Saturday [July 7].
I especially want to pay homage and respect to Babalawo Oyasogo Ifakorede of Ajitena Temple who performed the divination to provide this guidance. We have experienced good results with last week’s work. We have seen an increase in rainfall, and a heightened awareness among government officials, celebrities, and everyday people.
But our work is not done. We cannot afford to rest on our laurels because the Odu stated clearly:
“OWONRIN ODI says if we do not do the ebbo there will come a time that only those of us who usually make rituals and sacrifice for the ancestors will escape from the CALAMITIES.”
In other words, we must increase the number of people who are doing ebbo so that our family members, neighbors, and friends are also spared. Those who are not involved in the cleansing carry the energy that can disturb the peace of mind that comes with returning to our spiritual ways.
The Olorisha Peace and Healing groups have asked that we continue to make ebbo. There has been a call for people of spirit to unite across traditions and to continue the work. In response to that call please use the information being offered here by Ile Orunmila Oshun.
Those of you who belong to Ile’s, temples, churches and circles should follow the guidance of your elders. Each tradition will have ways of manifesting this work. Everyone who wants a peaceful existence may do this work.
Please perform the ritual for the next 9 Saturdays at 9 pm in your time zone wherever you are on the planet. Gather your family/community members together. Breath, pour libations, pray, ask for protection and assistance.
If you have Eshu/Elegba/Elleggua or other “reality transformer” deity please do this in the presence of that deity. You may bring together three stones that are naturally colored red, black, and white, you can use gemstones (jasper, agate, onyx, etc.) or you can paint them for continual use. Place these three rocks in a pile to serve as your focus. Or you may do this in the crossroads of the streets, at the entrance to the forest/park, or at the front door of your home or community center.
Make A Loud Noise
We are asking that the human community wake-up; that the old spirits come back, that our ancient practices be renewed, and that the endangered species return.
You can blow a horn, beat a pan, pound a drum, shout, stomp, and clap. Make a loud sound and let it vibrate throughout the world.
Let It Rain
Lift your faces to the sky. We must pray. We must set an intention to change. Pray, project that prayer into the clouds above, and send it into the atmosphere.
Ask the Sky Spirits to cleanse our minds, hearts, and bodies; to wash away the stench of fear, hatred, and violence, and the scars those leave upon our Earth.
Shake your rattles and your rain sticks, imitate frog calls and play recordings of the sound of rain falling on the Earth. Let your liquid body become one with the rain.
Set a clear intention to BE the change. Ask for guidance on the actions you must take. THEN TAKE THAT ACTION NO MATTER HOW SMALL.
Return to Spirit
Create a Rain-Makers Society in your community. It may start with only three people but it will grow and become stronger. Be sure to direct the healing waters to the places where it is most needed.
Imagine a renegade police officer who is looking to bash somebody’s head in or discharge a bullet. Then see a rain cloud right above his head that pours down upon him and washes away the fear and hatred.
Send rain to water the forests and gardens, to replenish the earth, to wash away the tears of those who have lost loved ones.
Please continue to do this work. You will see the results of calling upon the Spirit. Please keep me informed of your work.
It won’t be long, it’s not far away, Odu will manifest in Ire.
Odabo, Many blessings,
Yeye Luisah Teish
Iyanifa Oshun Miwa