It’s coming to the end of the year, and I will be going back to Cuba, my “Towering Rock of Safety”  for respite from the madness that is social media!!!


We are entering an era where our sacred traditions are being undermined and at the same time, there seems to be an explosion of people on the internet selling services including readings with the Dilogun without being ordained as an Olorisha. Just a point of information:  Only those that have Orisha crowned  have the authority to read the Dilogun. Furthermore, it takes years of study before you are are competent. Just the fact that you are crowned does not make you capable of being a competent diviner.  You cannot learn from a book or by connection with your spirit guides. That is something else entirely.  In addition, shells, have to go through a birthing process and have to be consecrated otherwise they are not the mouthpiece of the Orisha, and you are not going to receive a genuine reading.  Also quite annoyingly, my latest pastime  on Instagram has been to delete and block unknown “Babalawos” who try and befriend me. I was receiving at least two requests a day to my personal account from very persistent individuals trying to sell services. Let me say that we who are following this spiritual path are not supposed to look for business nor are we supposed to be out to convert people. For non-initiates. Please be patient and believe that if this path is for you, you will find the right person to guide you, but don’t fall into the internet trap. People are not always who they say they are.

So for my last Blog of the year. I am ignoring all madness and  posting two links for those of you who are in the UK! There is a fantastic series on the TV for all of you who are based or visiting the UK, looking at River Walks.  If you are interested have a look at the link:

River walks in the UK

Recently I went to see a fabulous concert here in London featuring some great musicians including Omar Sosa and his fabulous Trio. I am and have always been a big fan:

Omar Sosa and Yilian Cañizares


This year again following the Olorishas United Initiative, I have been dressing in white for 16 days. I always find it to be a healing and cleansing Ebo.  This year I am not organising anything big or public, but a small gathering of godchildren for healing prayers and a cleansing infront of Babalu Aye. Looking out on the chaos in the world and trying to find space for healing and peace in my own Ile. Wishing everyone that has followed this Blog in 2018 Happiness during this season and hoping that you all do what is necessary to reach your full potential in 2019. Ashé!!!

Next year look forward to blog posts looking at cultural appropriation,  answering students questions at Goldsmith University, Building Community and tips on Godparent skills.



  1. Bendicion Iya. This is beautiful writing on a sad situation. Enjoy your much needed and well-deserved respite.

    1. Thankyou Iyawo! Santo!

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