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RainMakers 9 — Ritual to End Police Violence
July 9 thru September 3, 2016

post number 2 — A Message from Yeye Teish,  July 30, 2016

Alafia good people,
A thousand gratitudes to the many people who have been fulfilling the ritual to stop violence, and to bring a Rain of Peace.

If you have co-created a Rain Makers Society in your community, I know that you are working powerfully.

If you don’t have a community, or are working in solitude, simply connect to the energy and join in the work.

If this is your first time encountering this ritual work, all the information you need will be found here.

Regarding the Number 9
Thank you for all the letters and posts updating me on your experiences with this ritual. Some people have said that they could not gather people on Saturdays and/or that they could not gather at 9 pm.

In this case you can gather any day, at any time but continue to work the number 9. You may gather 9 people, repeat a chant 9 times, make 9 different sounds, put 9 flowers on the altar, contribute $9.00 to a just cause, circle the area 9 times.

You can find more information on the significance of the number nine, by consulting the following websites:


The Ritual
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. This work may be done by everyone who wants a peaceful existence.

Please perform the ritual at 9 (pm/am) 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. Be sure to direct the healing waters to the places where it is most needed.

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.

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.

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.

Please continue to do this work.
I will re-post the ritual every week until September 3rd.
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.
Yeye Luisah Teish
Iyanifa Oshun Miwa
Fajembola Fatunmise.