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elekes cleaning

topic posted Fri, June 4, 2010 - 5:00 PM by  Ayotemi
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I know alot of people use omiero or florida water to clean their elekes, but what if i don't have that? I was thinking if i could use some sage smoke, coconut water, or rum, or something else! what can i use?
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Ayotemi
Philadelphia
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    Re: elekes cleaning

    Fri, June 4, 2010 - 5:16 PM
    Why do you need to clean your Elekes? Just curious. In the absence of Omiero, the safest thing from your list would be Coconut Water/ Coconut Milk.

    I can't comprehend why someone would use Sage to smoke cleanse their Elekes. That makes no sense. Or Florida Water... I guess it takes all kinds to make the world go around. Before I used Sage or Florida Water, I would try Oxyclean... it really gets in deep.
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      Fri, June 4, 2010 - 5:22 PM
      lol ok thanks Sean. my allugbona told me once to use florida water to clean them if someone touched them or if i was in an unclean environment. i don't have florida water or omiero and my madrina and allugbona are both out of town so that's why i asked tribe. i wanted to clean them because someone i don't like that is really negative in my life touched them.
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        Re: elekes cleaning

        Sat, June 5, 2010 - 12:05 AM
        Ayotemi,

        I'm glad you caught on that the Oxyclean comment was a joke. Think about this though: Do you really think some humans bad vibes are that powerful that they can diminish the Orisha's Ashe on your beads? There are things we aren't supposed to do when wearing our beads like having intercourse, when women are menstruating or when bathing. Two of three are forbidden not because they will diminish Ashe, but rather put you in an spiritually overheated situation. But if I ran and refreshed my Elekes every time some negative person touched them, or because I was in a funky environment, I would find myself in a never ending viscous circle.

        I asked about Sage Cleansing (via smoke), because that's not an appropriate way to cleanse or refresh anything in our religion. If you're a Wiccan or an Native American - ok maybe - but then you wouldn't be worrying about cleaning Elekes.

        Florida Water - I can promise you, Florida Water isn't an ingredient in the Omiero that consecrates Elekes. And to my knowledge Lanman Kemp & Barclay don't have any Olorisha in New Jersey performing Catos for the Orisha when the Florida water is being made!

        The smart thing to do, would be to wait until Diloggun indicates you need to have your Elekes refreshed... or tell your Godparents and if they think they need to be, let them handle it. Or, if you can't wait use Coconut Milk/Water. That's the least harmful of the ways you mentioned.
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          Sat, June 5, 2010 - 7:19 AM
          thank you very much for that response, Sean! and, you are right: it wouldn't make sense to keep cleaning them everytime some funk came up. I'd be cleaning them nearly every day! lol....and I'm also glad you clarified the prohibition on intercourse and menstruating because I never knew exactly WHY they were not to be done with the elekes on. Now I know and it makes sense. Things that make sense are things I like! lol I say that because it never made sense to me to hear that our little human selves having sex or being on our period could somehow neutralize the powerful ashe of the mighty orisha! Now because you explained it, it makes sense that it would put US into like you said "a spiritually overheated situation".
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      Fri, June 4, 2010 - 5:24 PM
      their is no reason to be mean sean lol some people are here just to learn
      but im sorry oxyclean was good ill give u that one lol

      arent u suppose to clean/refresh
      ur collares from time to time but hey wat do i know
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    Re: elekes cleaning

    Thu, July 22, 2010 - 10:08 PM
    AYO TEMI ALAFIA ; I CANT UNDERSTAND WHY YOU SAY THAT YOU DONT HAVE ANY HUMIERO WHERE YOU ARE BECAUSE YOU COULD MAKE YOUR OWN HUMIERO LET ME EXPLAIN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY INICIATION OF OSHA AND YOU JUST HAVE THE ELEKES YOU COULD MAKE ASPIRITUAL HUMIERO FROM DIFFRENT TYPES OF HERBS AND MAKE IT SPIRITUALY AND WITH DOING TO THE PRAYER OF SAN LUIS BELTRAN TO THE HUMIERO IS SUFFICIANTLY AND YOU COULD CLEAN THEM AND KEEP THE REST IN THE REFRIGERATOR OR AFTER YOU CLEAN YOUR ELEKES YOU COULD TAKE A BATH WITH THAT HUMIERO THAT IT WOULDENT BE A BAD IDEA BECAUSE IF YOUR ELEKES PICK UP A NEGATIVE ENERGY YOU COULD ALSO PICK UP THAT TO. ALSO IF YOU DONT HAVE FLORIDA WATER YOU COULD USE ANY COLOGNE YOU HAVE IT DOES'NT HAVE TO BE THAT ONE IN EXPESIFIC. NOW ANOTHER THING TO CLEAN THE ELEKES WITH COCONUT WATER / COCONUT MILK ARE ONLY THE ONE THAT YOU RECEIVE FROM ASOWANO BECAUSE YOU CANNOT USE WATER FOR HIM ONLY COCONUT WATER. I HOPE THIS WILL HELP YOU AND EVERYBODY.

    AND THIS IS FOR SEAN MY FRIEND WITH ALL DO RESPECT FOR YOU IF YOU HAVE BEEN THE MANY YEARS THAT I HAVE BEEN IN THIS RELIGION YOU WOULD NOT HAVE SAID THAT BECAUSE THE MAIN OBJECT OF THE ELEKES IS TO PICK UP AND NOT FOR THE PERSON TO PICK IT UP AND YES I HAVE SEEN MANY TIMES THAT PEOPLE WITH BAD EYES HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BRAKE ONE OF THE ELEKES AND THAT IS STRONG BAD EYES SEAN. AND MANY OTHER THINGS TO. MAY ORUMILA BLESS YOU ALL AND YOUR FAMILYS.

    IFA BI
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      Fri, July 23, 2010 - 1:04 PM
      ok wow lol alot of information. few questions.... what is omiero? and where can i get it? ive seen alot of ppl use coconut water/milk to clean their elekes.
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        Fri, July 23, 2010 - 1:46 PM
        they sell it in the publix in the santeria section ,lol just kidding,omiero is a concoction of leaves the right ones ! and water the leaves are crushed up with in a certain way.
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          Sat, July 24, 2010 - 10:42 AM
          o well damn i was really wishin they sold it in publix lol JK. so the other route to go is coconut water and coconut milk?
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            Sat, July 24, 2010 - 1:17 PM
            yes but i have a coconut tree in my house & i have not yet seen milk come from a coconut .lol
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              Sat, July 24, 2010 - 2:16 PM
              ha.ha.ha.ha. i cant stop laughing..u are to funny leo...;-) omg!..well my cow in the back yard..shoots out coconuts and milk(LOL)..ha.ha.ha. what they mean..which i know u know,leo...is the water of the coconut...u can ether call it the water or milk of the coconut//some people word it diffrent..in some cases..youll find..cocnut water caned..it comes out kinda milky..;-) but i feel..the best way to go..is ...get a coconut..crack it and get the water from there.;-)
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          Sat, July 24, 2010 - 2:12 PM
          omg!u guys are a trip...everyone has jokes here..Leo..i was in puplix yesturday their doing inventory..the santeria section wont be filled in till next week(LOL)..ok.ok. guys...stick to the main topic..a little laughter dont hurt no-one..(giggle-giggle)to funny.....with all respects to all.. not just anyone can do this...i would stick to the coconut water untill my god parents would be in town..or call them..when doing these things(Omiero)..one must know how to do it...u just dont put plants together..and there u have it..theres more to it..but with respect of the godparents..its best to have them deal with that..remember this has to do with your head..so! there should not be no mistakes done.
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            Sat, July 24, 2010 - 4:12 PM
            i agree with cc folks i was just being informative on what it is but dont go and try this at home and get your back yard plants and think you have the right plants caused they looked pretty ,know what you are doing and learn from the elders.dont think its ok because it will not be and if you make a mistake you might get a plant that is not really a productive one but a destructive one so be careful and consult with experience!

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