Monday Prayer

Monday prayer is louder than any other day for me. Prayer, everyday, is the goal. Some days prayer is required more than others. Other days, only prayer got me through the hour/day/moment. Prayer on Sundays still is the most potent, direct line to God, as passed down by my grandmothers. But in my own adult life, prayer on Monday has taken a life of its own.

The Yoruba believe that the way Monday start off, is an indicator for how the rest of the week plays out. Mondays are important for business and wealth and has a no nonsense energy about it. You should not ask a Yoruba to pay back a debt on a Monday, and you are liable to get the best bargains ever, in the market, on Monday. But you’d better mine your tongue and attitude towards business and money on Mondays when you are around the Yorubas, for Monday is named Ojo Aje for a reason. They are a very superstitious and clairvoyant people, the Yoruba, very much like the indigenes of New Orleans, but that’s another story.

Perhaps it’s because of my love of the stories of Orisa Aje and how Mondays are connected to such a powerful force. Perhaps it’s due to my westernized upbringing and the instilled importance of starting the week off ‘right’. Either way, I have noticed that no other day of the week takes on a prayer life of its own, like Mondays.

I cannot leave the house without greeting Olodumare and the Heavenly Host, as I have come to know them through Yoruba traditional spirituality, on a Monday. Something about Mondays will have me in the dark of morning’s birth, pouring sustenance and calling unto the universe to hear, see, and respond. To know and connect. To stand bare feet on the earth, in dew wet morning grass, and be seen by the Elders of Night and the Watchers of Day, rattling iron and spraying gin for liberation, elevation, and manifestation. Demon-slaying with perfectly pedicured feet and Walmart readers. For my babies and unborn generations I am more than Wakanda….I am my foremothers returned with a taste for blood that only snail water seems to satisfy.

In Monday prayer rituals, birds fly from tree to tree, lifting the corners of the veil in their beak so that the unseen can be seen; and whispers from Guided Ones bid we take sarawepepe or dandelion and summon the benevolent gawds to walk with us.

After we appease all that is righteously funfun

…we turn to that glorious spirit

of iron and war,

of love and balance

of evolution and prosperity

with blood clot pains and tender spots

smeared cloth,

brown liquor and granddaddy’s cigar

to ask for blessings

generational blessings

and the total annihilation of enemies of progress.


or scurred

is alright with us!



Auntie Mary

My recently deceased aunt showed up in my dream last night. We were in a building that could’ve been a party or something. Auditorium-ish. Lots of people standing around. Smiling. I didn’t get a sense of sadness. I am standing with a group of people taking when out of the corner of my eyes, I see a beautiful woman in yellow, walking, carrying a small baby. I realize its my aunt, so I call out her name. She turns because she hears her name, but she doesn’t see who’s calling her. I take off after her. She stops. I greet her but I cant recall what we said or did. All i know is that she gives me the baby in her arms and leaves. I see her later in the dream but it’s like I’m relieving her  while she enjoys herself. Then it all fades to black. Iba Egungun. I have no idea….but it was good to see my Auntie Mary.

Of Head and Heart


5/31/2017 – All about the head and heart!

5:31Today is about enjoying/reflecting on business success, financial security, and family life. Sharpen plans and follow-through actions that allow your ventures to flourish. It suggests looking for solutions that will last and a focus on creating foundations. Security (financially, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, etc…) is of utmost importance. Be concerned with the long-term. Make sure family life is orderly. Nail down all plans, leaving nothing fleeting. One is encouraged to embrace traditions and trust what is tried-and-true.

The bump in the road that impedes victory for today’s charge is that the imagination is in OVERDRIVE, needing to invent ‘a better way’ to do things at a time when one should be more patient with ‘the establishment’. The need to express oneself is tugging at the sleeve when the expectation is to lean more on traditions and the set guidelines. If one balances the joys of security and success (money and family) with the strong need to inspire, create, and begin new projects against the grain- one will be able to show the world (household, community, co-workers) the poetry of life, where love is emphasizes, th
e mundane path is abandoned, and understanding, diplomacy, and motivation is shared with every word and action.

The Work: Start meditating and visualization, it is the key to fulfilling wishes (more of the mystic and not the worldly kind). One must have a balanced blend of intellect and emotions (head and heart) to manifest desires. Seek out compassion and display it. Compassion helps with “balancing dualities” work.

Lastly, hawthorn berry tea is a powerful heart and circulatory tonic (see physician before self medicating). The spiritual aspect of the plant is most potent for healing and opening the energetic heart. The Hawthorn beckons one to examine the relationships of the-past-to-the-present through the lens of the heart. Does issues in current relationships reflect childhood wounds and/or past pains? It’s not about blaming others but more about taking responsibility for personal feelings and moving forward. Does reoccurring memories plague the mind? Is the heart chakra closed? Seek breathing techniques and yoga to open the heart. Keep in mind that releasing blocked emotions ca
n be painful but it only requires that one is fully present in the heart. The tears one shed through ‘heart-healing’ work now will clear the way for more love and compassion to enter.

Other Connections: Seek healing work with Ori and Ogun for balancing the head and the heart!

Iba Esu


There are not enough words to express the importance of greeting the Owner of the Roads. The Owner of the Crossroads. The Opener of The Way. The Divine Messenger of Eledumare. The Policemen of Heaven. The One who walks on the left side, and on the right side, of God. The One who is acknowledged first. The One who gets a share of everything. The Knower of all Languages. The Communicator. The One who is watching when no one else is watching.

This Divinity’s energy can be found in the spiritual practices of many indigenous people all over the earth. The Yoruba call him Esu. Some call him Elegua. Others know him as Papa Legba. The names and domain may differ but the undeniable power of this Orisa is never questioned.

Priests and spiritual leaders, all over the world, are performing spiritual rites to combat the battles of oppression, injustice, intolerance, and global destruction assaulted on the earth’s natives. The unseen portals which open up and take those spiritual  rites on a journey from earth to heaven, and back again, all starts with the appeasement of Esu.

We ask in prayers that Baba Esu opens the doors and pathways to our good health and long life. Baba Esu, please open the roads to good communication between husbands and wives, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and business partners. Open the roads to good communication so that our marriages, unions, children, and businesses will be well, healthy, successful, and abundant.

Baba Esu, open the roads to our financial blessings and our generational wealth. All that we do, we do to leave behind for those coming after us. Please bless our endeavors. Make the roads smooth so that we can accomplish our tasks. Do not turn our sweetness to sour. Do not allow our blessings to spoil.

Baba Esu, please return to sender any bad thoughts, ill-will, vicious acts, jealousy, envy or evil sent to us, or our families.. Return such evil back to the people and let it sit in their laps, and in their throats. Let our enemies rejoice in our successes and use their own tongue, and money, to tell the world of our good endeavors.

Baba Esu, bless all those who stop and greet you. Bless us, so that we maybe a blessing to others.

Esu ko ni se wa o





Orisanla, baba mi


Orisanla Osere igbo. Iku ike. Oba patapata ti n ba won gbode Iranje. Orisaala a gbe wa o. Ase.

May the Owner of the White Cloth show us the way to peace of mind and tranquility. When calmness and clarity eludes us, we should remember Orisanla. Orisanla brings purity, wisdom, and discipline. Honesty, creativity, and hard work also is found here. The ability to take one thing and multiple it into many, is one of the great blessings that this Orisa gives us. Obatala wakes up in white, remains in white, and goes to bed in white. The words to this prayer remind us of what patience looks like. Patience is the father of everything. With patience and time, all things will work themselves out, and all blessings revealed. The snail is one of our focal points, with this Orisa. The snail is dutiful, purposeful, and cautious. The snails eats every day from the abundance of earth, without the ability (or free will) to hurry or worry. If the snail’s needs are met, then surely our needs will be met too. Here’s to being patient, when things are not going well. When discipline is a struggle. When creativity has met a brain fog. When abundance is on the slow train…..Orisanla please accept our obi abata and other offerings, and speak of ire (blessings) for us. Ase.