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Episode 45 - Ask-A-Priest - Why Oh Why Do We Have To Get A Godparent

Thank you for listening to The Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  This is an Ask-A-Priest episode which tackles a question that has been asked by most if not ALL those new to the Orisa Traditions.  

The question tackled in this episode is:  Why do we have to pick a godparent and what are they supposed to do for us?

Listen in for the answer which will guide you into the right direction. 

Here is a link to the Show Notes:  www.orishawisdom.com/45

Thank you so much for listening!  

Adupe, 

Iya Omileti

Episode 44 - 20 Reflections of 2020

Thank you for listening to The Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  This episode has 20 Reflections of 2020.  Some are lessons... and some are reflections.  I hope that you find these helpful in your journey.  Have you reflected on the past year?  Reflection is not a bad thing... especially when we are learning to make our next moments better.  

Here is a link to the Show Notes:  www.orishawisdom.com/44

Thank you so much for listening!  

Adupe, 

Iya Omileti

Episode 43 - You Shall Not Scam!

Welcome to Episode 43 of The Orisha Wisdom Podcast!  This episode is about helping you to recognize those Scammers who are trying to SCAM you!  Listen in and find some quick hints to give you those red flags so that you don't fall into their tricks.  I am sure that there more scams... but these are very common and we want you to be able to see them coming a mile away!  

Click here to go to the Show Notes that were discussed.  

Thank you so much for listening!  You are the best!  

Adupe, 

Omileti

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Episode 42 - Defunkify Your Spirituality Now

Have you ever experienced a blah moment?  Ever been in a funk?  What a about a Spiritual Funk?  Yup.... I'm sure that you just remembered a time (or a few) where you have been through some stuff.  Listen in to this episode to find out ways in which you can begin to get out of that funk.... today... YES!  TODAY!  There will be actionable steps!  

You are not alone!  You got this! 

Listen to find out!  

For show notes go to: www.orishawisdom.com/42

Thank you so much for listening and for being part of The Orisha Wisdom Podcast Community! 

Want more info?  Go to: www.orishawisdom.com

Iya Omileti

Episode 41 - I’m Late! I’m Late! I’m Late!

Have you ever late somewhere?  It's okay right?  This episode reminds me of Alice in Wonderland where that cute rabbit keeps running around with that darn clock!  Seriously though, how does a lateness affect spiritual work?   It's a GREAT episode and very special because of all of these gracious guests

Listen to find out!  

For show notes go to: www.orishawisdom.com/41

Thank you so much for listening and for being part of The Orisha Wisdom Podcast Community! 

Want more info?  Go to: www.orishawisdom.com

 

Adupe,

Iya Omileti

Episode 40 - Ask-A-Priest A-Thon

Welcome to the 40th Episode of the Orisha Wisdom Podcast!!!   As you know on the episodes of Ask A Priest Series, we tackle ONE of your questions... but being that this is a SPECIAL EPISODE... we will tackle not one but a FEW of your questions!  ...which YOU the community have asked questions and they are now to be featured HERE on the Podcast.  Since this is a special episode... here are the questions that we will tackle in this episode.

 

The question "What is a person to do. If you have a godmother who is mad at you and is no longer speaking to you. I have my elekes and warriors and have yet to be crowned. Help lost in Florida."

The question: "What is the best way to worship your ancestors if you don't know who they are and have very little information about your blood ties?"

The question: "Where can I be properly initiated and or in the Orisha wisdom..I am truly interested."

The question: "What is the best way to worship your ancestors if you don't know who they are and have very little information about your blood ties?"

These questions have been answered in THIS episode!  How exciting!  Wanna get to know the answers?  Listen in!

For the FULL SHOW NOTES: go to www.orishawisdom.com/40

Thank you so much for listening and for being part of this community! 

Episode 39 - Ask A Priest - Can I Get Scratched Into The Religion?

Welcome to another installment of the Ask A Priest series of The Orisha Wisdom Podcast where we respond to one of our community's burning questions about our traditions.  

Listen in to this episode where the question deals whether a person can get scratched into the Orisha traditions instead of becoming an Orisha priest.  Great question because many people wonder if getting scratched could be a way into our traditions.  Listen in.... 

For show notes go to www.orishawisdom.com/39 

Adupe pupo, 

Iya Omileti

Episode 38 - A Iyawo’s Journey

One of the most exciting things when coming to the Orisa Traditions was finding out about the process of becoming a Iyawo.  I couldn't get enough of finding out about them.  When I would see a person dressed all in white... my neck would almost break... I wanted to have their attention... I wanted to talk to them... I wanted to be them.  

It is an exciting prospect to know... that in our path... We could be called to initiate into the mysteries of Orisa.  But... how?  What?  How much?  What does it take? 

Listen to this very candid conversation with someone who at the time of this recording was a Iyawo.  We are grateful for his time, and for him openly sharing his experiences with us.

For show notes.... go to www.orishawisdom.com/38

Adupe pupo, 

Iya Omileti

Episode 37 - Our New Reality

Thank you for being here and being part of The Orisha Wisdom Podcast Community.  WE are living in some scary times right now... and now is the time for us to do some work... and action.  

Listen to this episode and hear what YOU can do... in some aspects of your life especially in your Spiritual arena.  

Enjoy this episode.... For show notes go to www.orishawisdom.com/37

Odabo, 

Iya Omileti

Episode 36 - Godparents Demystified

You are new to the Orisa Traditions... or have been around.  You just want to know HOW to get your hands on a Godparent for you.  What does it take?  What is the process?  You just need to know SOMETHING that will help you to finally get your Godparent so that you can move on in the Orisa Traditions.  Well... guess what.... Here is a super candid conversation with Iya Eñi Acho in the Lukumi Traditions that goes very deep into that.  We are going to Demystify this process for you.  

For Show Notes... go to www.orishawisdom.com/36

Adupe pupo, 

Iya Omileti

Episode 35 - Ask A Priest - Why Is It So Hard To Find A Godparent?

Thank you for listening to the Orisha Wisdom Podcast!  On this Ask A Priest series of the podcast we are going to begin to tackle the question that burns MANY when they come into our community.  "Why is it so hard to find a Godparent?"  Every day we get this question in one form or another... and it's tough for all those going through this part of the process.  

We hope that you find this episode very helpful because it can begin to give you the insight into the 'why' you might not be able to get your hands on the coveted gold (Godparent).  

For show notes... go to www.orishawisdom.com/35

Want to ask a question?  It might be featured on the Podcast!  Go to www.orishawisdom.com/askapriest

Adupe,

Iya Omileti

Episode 34 - Top 10 Reflections of 2019 and Lessons Learned

It is a GOOD thing to reflect on a past year IF we are going to grab lessons that were given to improve our lives and to become better.  Some lessons hit us HARD... some are gentler, and some are huge 'Ah Ha' moments that can pivot how we think and see the world; therefore changing our lives.  

Since we are all humans, every aspect of us intertwines with others.  Listen in and hear what the last year of our last decade showed me.  Do you do a year review?  What did you learn which you are changing this year?  Share your thoughts... 

For show notes go to www.orishawisdom.com/34

Thanks for listening and being part of this community - If you liked this episode... Subscribe?  We are also on YouTube (Some folks prefer listening through there... so here is the link.)  

 

Odabo,

Iya Omileti

Episode 33 - Sexual Misconduct in the Orisa Community

This is the beginning of those very uncomfortable conversations that must happen.  There are many things that go on in our community that must stop... and how do we stop them?  By being aware... By being careful... By being United.  

Listen in... and let's start these very important conversations! Together... 

For show notes... go to https://orishawisdom.com/33

Adupe for being part of our listening community!  

Iya Omileti

Episode 32 - Ask A Priest - Isese vs. Lukumi (The Choice is YOURS)

Welcome to the section of the Orisha Wisdom Podcast called Ask A Priest - Have you ever had a burning question that you'd like to ask an Orisa Priest? This is the perfect way to get some answers to help you on your journey.

The question for today is "I'm sort of new, and I read a lot.  I want to know which one is better... Lukumi or the Traditional?"

Listen to this episode to get the answers....  Want to the show notes?  Just... go here!  

Odabo! 

Episode 31 - Twist and Worship

Listen to this episode to discover how to connect with the energies of Orisha through dance. I'm excited to share this super candid conversation with Iya Ife Michelle how you can start and why.

For show notes click here. 

Interested in a Godparent?  Learn how to start.... click here. 

Adupe pupo, 

Iya Omileti

Episode 30 - 30 Things I’ve Learned

The Orisa Traditions road can be quite a ride.  There are so many things to learn and many of these lessons are still quite hard to learn unless one walks through it.  This guide of 30 things will hopefully help you on your journey!  Maferefun Orisha!  Maferefun Ifa!  May the wisdom of Ifa always be with you. 

For show notes click here. 

Interested in a Godparent?  Learn how to start.... click here. 

Adupe pupo, 

Iya Omileti

Episode 29 - Divine Justice

Have you ever had someone wrong you? We know about the BIG major wrongs... but what about those annoying ones... those kinds that inconvenience us....????  Need justice or instant karma? Listen here on how our traditions can help with Divine Justice.

For show notes... https://orishawisdom.com/29 

To register for one of the Free Live Classes - register here https://orishawisdom.com/liveapril 

Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast! 

Iya Omileti

Episode 28 - Ask A Priest - Read Me Please

After reading so many books, and going to the internet and scouring YouTube... You are finally ready for a real reading... What now?  What should you expect?  Don't worry... someone else asked this question, and now you have some real answers.  For show notes - https://orishawisdom.com/28

Liked this episode?  Follow it... and of course share it.  

Adupe pupo (many thanks). 

Iya Omileti

Episode 27 - Abundance and the Rise of our Community

I'm sooooo excited about this episode.  We have the very FIRST guest on our podcast!  Want to know about Abundance?  What about other Orisa Traditions related topics around self growth and value?  Then this chat with Iya Funlayo Wood Menzies will fit just fine.  This is quite a loaded episode, and I'm grateful that she agreed to speak with us.  Enjoy! 

If you liked this episode... SHARE IT!  We also welcome your reviews!  

For show notes... go to https://orishawisdom.com/27

Adupe, 

Iya Omileti

Episode 26 - Ori, I Choose You

Can you tell that I have kids who have watched Pokemon?  (lol)  I do feel that this is an appropriate title for this episode though.  There are a few questions that are top of mind when working with folks in the Orisha Wisdom Community... and this is one of the top questions that I get...  How do I work with my Ori?...    This episode is geared towards doing the work to get you towards positive things this year and going forward..  

I'm so happy that the wisdom of Ifa left us tools to steer us towards success in our lives. 

For Show Notes go to https://orishawisdom.com/26

Adupe pupo, 

Iya Omileti

Episode 25 - Ask A Priest - Am I Ready To Initiate

If I had a dollar for every time that someone has asked me this question... I'd be typing this from a marble castle.  This is a question that is often asked and rightly so.  Find out HOW to know if you are ready and some of the pitfalls that can come from asking the wrong source.  For Show Notes... click here... 

Ogbo Ato,

Iya Omileti

Episode 24 - Reflections of 2018

What an amazing YEAR this has been!  Check out my reflections of 2018!  

For the show notes - go to https://orishawisdom.com/24

I hope that you enjoy these reflections... and think about yours... and how you will make next year a wonderful year..... for you!

Many thanks, 

Iya Omileti

Episode 23 - Staying Alive

Want to know what it takes to the keep the Orisa Traditions alive?  Listen in to this episode... and find out. 

For show notes...  click here.. 

Thank you so much for listening and for being part of this community!  

Iya Omileti

Episode 22 - Ask A Priest - No Demon Here

Thank you for listening to The Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  This is a brand new section of The Orisha Wisdom Podcast and it's called Ask A Priest.  It's a quick episode tackling just one question...   Today's question is all about how to deal with friends and family who demonize you because of your beliefs... Wanna know more?  Listen in.... 

Do you have a burning question that you've always wanted to ask an Orisa Priest?  Ask away... for your chance to get your question answered on the Podcast! 

For show notes... click here 

Iya Omileti

Episode 21 - To Yoruba Or Not To Yoruba - Translation Please

Thank you for listening to The Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  Are you sort of new to the Orisa Traditions and are needing to get to your prayers in Yoruba?  Check this episode out to find out 4 essential points to help you make this journey much easier when it comes to prayers in the Yoruba Language.  

For show notes... click here 

Iya Omileti

Session 20 - Ask A Priest - Credentials Please

Thank you for listening to The Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  This is a brand new section of The Orisha Wisdom Podcast and it's called Ask A Priest.  It's a quick episode tackling just one question...   Today's question is all about Credentials of a priest... Wanna know more?  Listen in.... 

Do you have a burning question that you've always wanted to ask an Orisa Priest?  Ask away... for your chance to get your question answered on the Podcast! 

For show notes... click here 

Iya Omileti

Session 19 - How Do YOU Maferefun?

Welcome to this episode of The Orisha Wisdom Podcast!  I know that you LOOOVE Orisa... and that is why you are here.  I know that you want to give to Orisa... which is why you are also here.  You want to honor them... and this is what this episode is all about.  What it means to pay homage to Orisa. 

For show notes click here... 

Thank you so much for listening and for spending your time with me.  Liked this podcast?  Subscribe... and we'll let you know when the latest one is published.   

Adupe pupo / Many thanks

Iya Omileti

Session 18 – Ask A Priest – Books For Newbies

Thank you for listening to The Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  This is a brand new section of The Orisha Wisdom Podcast and it's called Ask A Priest.  It's a quick episode tackling just one question...   

Do you have a burning question that you've always wanted to ask an Orisa Priest?

For show notes... click here 

Iya Omileti

Session 17 - What Have You Done For Me Lately

Thank you for listening to The Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  Have you been itching to learn more and to get that piece of information that will help you connect with your Ancestors, and Orisa?  If you employ this one key into your journey --- it will really help you in your journey.  

Take a hint from the title of this podcast (I thank Janet Jackson for it lol).  

For show notes... click here Thank you so much for listening and for your support. 

Iya Omileti

Session 16 - What’s More Important Than You? — Your Ori

New folks in the tradition want to know many things.... and there is one super foundational piece that if we miss... we could miss a lot... including our destinies.  This episode will go well into the woo woo.... but Yoruba style.  Get ready for a fun and deep ride... on how you can RUN towards your destiny!  

There is that Key though?

What is it?  

Our Ori(s) --- Your ORI.  

What is it?  Your Highest of Self --- Introducing... you to your Own Personal Orisa!  

Discover how to connect with this energy which is very pure and very yours...   -- 

Want to connect with your Ori? -- For Show Notes... to get this and more info click here 

A HUGE Thank you for listening! 

 

Iya Omileti

Session 15 - I Am New And I Want To Divinate

One of the wonders of the Orisa Traditions are --- the art of divination.  This episode goes into new folks in our tradition --- divining... 

For show notes - go to https://orishawisdom.com/session15 

Thank you so much for listening and for being a part of this community and for your support! 

Iya Omileti

Session 14 - Just Wait

Thank you for listening to the Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  Check out this ONE Ninja Tip to help you in your Spiritual Journey..... 

 

Excited about these traditions?  Ready to get going right now?  Were you told that you NEED to get started right now?  Perhaps this golden nugget will help to save you grief and heartache in the future... 

 For show notes go to https://orishawisdom.com/session14

Thanks for your support.... 

 

Iya Omileti

Session 13 - Leave the Mixing to the Kitchen, Not Your Spiritual Readings

Welcome to the Orisha Wisdom Podcast - episode 13!  This episode is all about the why not to mix different spiritual traditions into any one spiritual reading.  

For show notes - go to www.orishawisdom.com/session13

 

Thank you so much for listening! 

 

Iya Omileti

Session 12 - Ego or Elder?

This episode speaks about Elders in our traditions.  There are many challenges with the way that elder priests interact with the community, aleyos, aborishas and newer priests.  This episode discusses the following:

What is a good elder?

What isn't?

.... and why.........

For show notes - go to www.orishawisdom.com/session12/

 Thank you so much for listening to The Orisha Wisdom Podcast. 

Session 11 - Prohibitions on Readings — Are They Forever?

Thank you so much for listening to The Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  This episode is all about Prohibitions or taboos when it comes to readings.  A person goes to a spiritual reading and sometimes they get out with a laundry list of things that you cannot do.  The question is... are these 'not to do's forever?'.  Listen in for the answer and for a few actionables to help you navigate and to ease your mind on this topic.  Note that we are all here to get better as human beings and this is why we go to readings.  

For show notes - go to www.orishawisdom.com/session11

Again, thank you for listening!

Iya Omileti

Session 10 - I’m Not A Fanatic, I Respect

This episode delves into the folks who say 'I'm not a fanatic...... I respect!'.  These are the folks that are mildly involved in the traditions, but come and get their 'ocasional' ebo, reading, attend drummings, and listen to advice.... but don't commit.  

Listen in........ 

 For show notes, go to www.orishawisdom.com/session10

Thank you so much for listening... 

Iya Omileti

Session 9 - Not Everything Is Witchcraft

This is a very special episode all about Witchcraft! 

 

Although witchraft does exist, consider this notion... Not Everything is Witchcraft. Learn strategies to help avoid living with this paranoia which can be debilitating and place us in victim role. 

 For show notes go to www.orishawisdom.com/session9

 

Thank you so much for listening! 

Session 8 - I’m New To This - What Do I Do With My Kids?

This is a very special episode made for parents with children in our Orisa traditions!  Check out the 7 Strategies for dealing with Children in our Traditions.  

For show notes, please go to www.orishawisdom.com/session8 

 

Thank you SO MUCH for listening! 

 

Iya Omileti

Session 7 - The Trouble With Color

Welcome to the Seventh Episode of The Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  This episode is all about the color issue - and especially white people in our African Traditions.  Listen in and check out this point of view and stories to share on this topic. 

 For show notes - go to www.orishawisdom.com/session7

Thank you so much for listening to this episode! 

Iya Omileti

Session 6 - Recipe for Abundance in the Orisha Traditions

Have you ever prayed to Egun and Orisha for abundance?  We all have.  Maferefun Oshun who inspired this episode, and I have a two part recipe for abundance within our traditions and why this is important in our faith! 

I hope that you can take this recipe to have more abundance in your life.  

For show notes -- go to www.orishawisdom.com/session6

Thank you so much for listening to this BONUS EPISODE! 

Iya Omileti

Session 5 - Aleyos, Aborishas and New Priests are the Jewels of our Spiritual Community

Welcome to the fifth episode of the Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  This is a special episode which speaks about the Jewels of our Spiritual Community --- Jewels?  Yes!  They are the aleyos, the aborishas and our newest priests!  This session goes into the why they are our jewels, what can happen if these jewels aren't properly taken care of.  

For show notes go to www.orishawisdom.com/session5 

Thank you for listening and of course, if you enjoyed it....  Share it!

Iya Omileti

Session 4 - Orisha Shrines Oh My!

Welcome to the fourth episode of the Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  Love Orisha?  Want them in your home?  Did you go and get them?  Check out the thoughts of creating and lifting Orisha shrines in your home as an aleyo and aborisha - hear some of the pitfalls and tips on what you can do - to have them and to connect. 

For show notes go to www.orishawisdom.com/session4

Thank you for listening and of couse, if you enjoyed it....  Share it!

 

Iya Omileti

Session 3 - A Year of Iwa Pele

Welcome to the third episode of the Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  Have you heard of the term Iwa Pele?  This episode goes into what it is... and an 8 step process into improving one's Iwa Pele.  This is especially a great time to reflect as we are near the end of the calendar year.  We can reflect and improve. 

For show notes go to www.orishawisdom.com/session3

Thank you for listening and of course, if you enjoyed it... share it!

Iya Omileti

Session 2 - The Orisha Faith and The Holiday Season

Welcome to the second episode of The Orisha Wisdom Podcast.  Have you discovered the Orisha Faith, and/or are you conflicted on whether to celebrate Christmas or certain holidays during this time?  

This episode we delve into how to cope with these conflicts and applicable action items to make your holiday season enjoyable. 

For show notes - go to www.orishawisdom.com/session2

Thank you for listening & if you enjoyed it... share it! 

Iya Omileti

Session 1 - Podcast intro and Priests are People too

Welcome to the first episode of the Orisha Wisdom Podcast!  This episode is a short one to introduce myself, this podcast and a fun topic "Priests are People too".  

This podcast will cover many issues regarding the Orisha and Ifa traditions mainly within two traditions - Yoruba and Lukumi, and will cover inspiration, and empowerment - all elements which can be implemented in our modern world! 

For more details go to www.orishawisdom.com/podcast/

 

 

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