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Ori Ire talismans

“My Ori, it is you,

All the good things I have on earth,

It is my Ori whom I praise.

My Ori, it is you.

My Ori, I salute you,

You, who does not forget your follower,

You who blesses your follower quicker

than any other deity,

No deity blesses a human being

without the consent of their Ori,

Ori, I salute you.”

— Odu Ifa Ogunda Meji

you’re {so much} more than you think you are.

you’re not a small lost something, aimlessly bumping around the world, connected to nothing.

never that.

you are, instead, a beautiful vast everything rooted in a you that’s bigger-and-deeper-and-more-exquisite-and-more-potent than you can see.

you have a rich destiny that’s clear-and-real.

a soul medicine you carry that’s all your own.

a road to walk that’s uniquely yours.

with infinitely more agency than you think.

a storehouse of spiritual resources that’s been yours since birth.

and a cadre of extraordinary spirits ready-and-willing-and-able to stand with you + stand for you.

always.

of those, there’s a single spirit, different than all others, that’s forever with you, so big + so vast that it’s considered a great divinity.

this spirit never leaves you.

it can never leave you.

a spirit that’s deeply-and-directly connected to your way through the world, your compass.

to your capacity to realize + inhabit the fullness of who you are.

to your generative power of coherent creativity.

to your ability to live from that fullness + to build your world so that it’s alive with your vision.

to your availability to receive the goodness you want-and-need in ways that are good.

and to remove the things, inside + out, that block your availability to this goodness.

this great-and-divine-and-powerful spirit knows who you {really} are + why you’re {really} here + what’s {really} yours to do.

and at the deepest level of this mystery is the truth that this spirit is you.

one-and-the-same.

the deep Indigenous genius of the Yoruba people tells us this spirit is called Ori.

pronounced or-REE.

the Elders of Yorubaland maintain a body of practice + wisdom around Ori that, for me, has been the most profound teaching + most meaningful experience i’ve ever known.

empowering.
healing.
cohering.
lifting.
life-changing.
life-saving.

the Ori Ire talisman supports-and-deepens your direct connection with all of that.

my first Elder, Oba Adebolu Fatunmise, told me to tell everyone i could about Ori.

since we all have Ori.
and we all need Ori.

i have taken his words seriously.

and, while this Ori Ire talisman isn’t a part of traditional practice, it is an outgrowth of his encouragement.

it’s a marriage of my work as an artist + my study-and-practice of the Ifa’Orisa tradition.

Ire {pronounced ee-ray} is a Yoruba word that means good fortune.

the Ori Ire talisman is a custom piece that connects you to the big beauty + deep potency + rich roots of your Ori while also acting as a visual prayer that calls all good things to you.

like all my work, it’s created in ceremony.

specifically, the Ori Ire talisman is rooted in prayers-and-practices that i’ve learned from my Elders + engaged for a quarter century as an initiate of the Ifa’Orisa tradition.

this includes prayers + blessings + divinations done for your benefit that shape the form + focus + function of your painting.

with the painted talisman, you’ll also get an mp3 of basic teachings on Ori, including instructions for performing a simple Ibori, a profoundly powerful way of hono(u)ring + feeding + strengthening your Ori and supporting your good destiny.

also included are easy ways to work with the Ori Ire painting that can bring great goodness to you + your world.

a second mp3 with thoughts specific to your painting will also be made as part of this work.

Ori Ire talismans are available in three standard sizes:

8” x 8” - $600
12” x 12” - $1000
16” x 16” - $1600

prices include shipping + insurance in the united states.

larger sizes, up to 30” x 30”, are available.

to request an Ori Ire talisman {or to talk shipping options if you live outside the united states}, be in touch below.

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