Our planet is crying out for consideration and attention. Our planet has served us faithfully for the past billion years since our earthly sojourn. As “Old World” people we respected the several aspects of NATURE. Some of us have become “too sophisticated” to indulge in such NATURE WORSHIP.
Others believe it is “THE GOD-GIVEN RIGHT OF MAN TO SUBDUE THE EARTH as different from “LIVING IN HARMONY WITH EARTH AND OTHER TERRESTIAL FORCES,AND MANIFESTATIONS-FAUNA AND FLORA.
We have reaped the consequences of our disregard for NATURE-Male&Female, Mother&Father Spirit.
We are constantly receiving reminders of our abuse and mis-use of planetary resources.
Rivers are being constantly polluted,
Forests and green vegetation perish at the hands and machinery of “land developers”
Animals suffer as a consequence of this abuse, and of course human beings perish.
Floods,rising coastal waters and other “natural disasters” signal to human beings to make a change of attitude.
This year, like many other years passed by EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE continues to pay respects and offer THANKS to our GREAT SOVEREIGN OF PLANET EARTH-OLOKUN-LORD,MASTER,MISTRESS of the Oceans especially THE ATLANTIC OCEAN-OKUN YEMIDEREGBE.
To AFRICANS this body of water is of so much importance. It became our middle passage, the burial ground of the bones of millions of our Ancestors,a link between MOTHERLAND and OUR DIASPORA. It became our treasured HOPE.
To many industralists it became a great sewer.
Exploitation of Maritme resources,depletion of marine and aquatic life forms-vegetative and animal,disturbance of the sea-bed,all this and more has caused OUR SOVEREIGN to be traumatized.
We wish to humbly beg OUR SOVEREIGN to accept from us our tokens of appreciation for all that HE/SHE/IT has done for us.
WE ARE GRATEFUL.
WE GIVE THANKS.
We implore you O OLOKUN to accept our petitions and offerings.
Remember island States of the world.
Remember the suffering and oppressed who wrestle with industrial and multi-national GIANTS hell-bent on causing catastrophe to our islands and planet.
STRENGTHEN OUR RESOLVE
ARM US WITH CORRECT ACTION
ALLOW OUR AIM TO BE ACCURATE and allow your benevolence and abundant MERCY,to favor us.
From the bosom of your being pour forth your blessings of abundance, profound wisdom and wealth on your devotees.
Enable your devoted few to reap your kindness and beneficience.
MAY OUR OFFERINGS BE ACCEPTED! Aaase!
ASE ODUN OLOKUN Sunday 14th. February,2010