This month we’ll continue our exploration of the Orisa with Onile the Orisa of the biosphere, the Mother Earth of Ifa. Even if many of the qualities of the Onile energy resonate with you the only certain way to know who your guardian is, would be to have your Life Path read. While Onile’s children are very rare there are those of us who have chosen this beautiful mother as our guardian. If you’re interested in taking a big step forward towards living a Purpose Driven Life then click here to sign up for your Life Path Discovery Session.
Onile is the energy that balances all of the elements in nature, and in us. Each of us contains a natural balance of the ancient elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Spirit. Onile is the great mother, working with the energy brings us the ability to birth ideas, projects, or anything else we’re trying to create in our lives. Onile is depicted as rising out of the earth. Half of her is buried deep within the soil the other on the surface. Only part of the Onile energy is seen reminding us of the deep secrets hidden within the earth and ourselves. Onile has the entire Earth with all of its environments and climates being equally hospitable to her energy. While most often depicted as female it is important to remember that, like all Orisa, Onile has a balance of male and female energy. In Ifa even Mother Earth has male aspects.
Onile represents the entire cycle of life. For there to be birth, there must also be death. She rules over the transformations that return us to the earth so that our physical bodies can be reabsorbed and born again in different form. But, she is much more than the Earth. She is the mother of the entire physical universe, ruling over the life cycles of stars as well as humans.
Onile’s power places are anywhere in nature. The farther from man made structures, noise and light pollution, and the bustle of city life, the better. She is most at home in wild places, from the tops of mountains to the depths of the sea. She is the awe we feel whenever we are overwhelmed by the power and majesty of the natural world.
Onile is also a powerful healing force. Her energy allows us to bring ourselves in our own natural balance. To discover our own unique mixture of elements that allow us to be whole and achieve our destinies. She is also the mother of all. One of the most powerful experiences I have had with this energy is a re-birthing ceremony. I was given up at birth and the Online energy came in to give me the mothering I didn’t receive for the first 11 months of my life. It is one of the deepest healings I have ever experienced. Even though she is immensely powerful, there is gentleness about the Onile energy. All is part of her so nothing is ever a threat to her. She simply embraces all of creation.
Pretty much anything from nature makes a great offering to Onile. It is important to contemplate when considering offerings to her. What are you trying to accomplish, what elements would help? Earth for grounding, success; Water for nurturing and emotional support, Air for creativity, the intellect, and diffusing emotion, Fire for passion, drive and strategy; Spirit for connection and growth. You can combine elements to create a more specific kind of flow.You can even create offerings for each element to ask Onile to bring a balance of all of them into your life. This would be the most powerful way to work with the Onile energy.
People who have chosen a specific Orisa as their guardian are referred to as children of that Orisa. While they may reflect many of the Orisa’s qualities, they don’t do it perfectly. Human beings are connected to all of the Orisa energies. Each of us has a unique balance based on those connections. That’s why you’ll find that children of any given Orisa are so different.
These are the qualities most often associated with those who have chosen Onile as their guardians :
One would connect with Onile to bring balance, nurturing, and nature connection into their lives. Onile is a great mother and can soothe and heal the trauma of difficult birth, and adoption.
If you’re looking to stop spinning out of control, to find peace and harmony, then connecting regularly with the Onile energy is the way to go. One of the best ways to connect with the Onile energy is through the Journey to Onile Vision Quest that you can access here. This is a Spotify Link. To use another music service search for artist Oluwo Brian Olanipekun.
You can also use this prayer to reach out to the energy. I hope you’ve enjoyed this exploration of Onile. Let me know how your connecting goes.
I’ve been a full-time life coach, and mentor, since 2007. I’ve helped clients: find new careers or enrich the ones they’re in; discover new love or renew a fading relationship; deal with the stresses of day to day living, and of course deepen into the spiritual dimension of life..