Oya Orisha

Orisha Oya: Are you ready to transform or scared?

Orisha Oya

Orisha Oya, Digital Painting by Francesca Resta

Orisha Oya

In relationships with ourselves and with others, we often experience great disappointments that we saw coming from a mile away.  We notice the warning signs and small changes that we choose to ignore and that often leads to bigger ones.  Our desire to control our experiences and to avoid disappointment is so great that we ignore every sign that shows us that it is indeed coming.

It is mainly because of our fears that we procrastinate.   Sometimes we advance very slowly.  At other times, despite the truth that life is always in motion, we simply choose to believe it is possible for us to “take a break” and stop moving completely.  We like to sit around and play with the “idea” of becoming greater than who we are and it usually takes an emotional earthquake to actually get us moving in that direction.

Even in our childhood, many of us were taught who God was and what our God(s) was capable of.  We faithfully practiced the rituals prescribed by elders:  giving offerings, being baptized, praying five times a day, working harder, etc.  We were taught how to communicate with that great life force to invoke it, in some way, at our whim.  It was only during our greatest tragic moment, however, that we began to not only question, but to move on the doubts in tradition that we had been long considering.

Slowly moving away from traditional teachings awkwardly changes how we view our elders.  It even begins to affect how we view ourselves.  For many of us, that quest has led us to this very website.  We are all in a constant state of transition that will undoubtedly require fearlessness, or at the very least, courage in the face of fear to continue advancing no matter what.

Oya, the Orisha of transitions, addresses our fear and directs our whirlwind of change through the rearranging of our focus and resources.  Like standing in the midst of a strong wind or great storm, once a transition has begun inside of you, it cannot be “stopped” and you can never actually “take a break.”  It can only be extended or endured until a full transformation takes place, while either inside of this body or after you leave it.  Learning to work with this energy as opposed to fighting it in denial will help you to better tolerate that process of change from who you are now into who you desire to become.

Oya is married to Sango, the Orisha energy of courage.  In utilizing the combination of these two, you can become better equipped to face your fears with courage for the purpose of mentally and physically elevating.   Together, they are able to move things around in our lives, while logically getting us to see and understand why we must leave our fears behind us.

Fear is the energy that WILL prevent you from graduating into the highest life form you can possibly be, but only if you let it.

Now, back to the original question:  Are you ready to transform or scared?

To learn more about Orisha sciences, visit:  http://orishareligion.com/OR/index.php/en/

Self Actualization

Self Actualization with the Cosmic Forces of West Africa Workshop: Rhode Island

Self Actualization

Please join us for our Self Actualization with the Cosmic Forces of West Africa workshop at Mother Mystic in Providence, Rhode Island on March 22nd hosted by Master teacher H. Yuya Assaan-ANU.

 WORKSHOP DETAILS

This class provides a transforming hands-on experience and deeper look into the natural energies that are responsible for the evolutionary forces of the cosmos. Power is the ability to link to the source of the true life spring. This begins by, first, acquiring the ability to listen to the whispers and callings of that celestial root origin.

H. Yuya Assaan-ANU takes the participants in this workshop through various steps which will attune each individual in attendance to their own unique genius and source frequency. This workshop will, not only, focus on the manifestations of cosmic forces and their esoteric meanings but, also how to employ those powers in our own lives to improve the quality of our state. Several forms of ancient West African divination will also be taught so that one can tap directly into the voices of the forces that govern the universe.

Topics Covered:

·African thought and philosophical calculation

·Orisha

·Divination

·Spiritual Healing and Growth

Balancing the spiritual ecosystem

ATTENDING OUR WORKSHOPS COMES WITH BENEFITS: 

Attend our event and receive 50% off classes and discounts on our books and products.

Consultation services will be available for purchase at this event with Chief Yuya and his divination team.

RSVP TODAY:

To RSVP for the event please visit us at: http://www.meetup.com/african-spirit-workers.

To learn more about the host, H. Yuya Assaan-ANU please explore this site as well as the following site at: http://hruassaan.com/HA/index.phpLocation

For more information on Mother Mystic's Spiritual Apothecary, please visit her at: http://www.mothermystic.com/

 

JOIN US HERE:

Mother Mystic Spiritual Apothecary

179 Dean Street, Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401.353.3099

Time: 2-4pm EST

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Cost:  $20 with RSVP / $25.00 cash at the door

We look forward to seeing you there!

humility

Humility: The beauty of being humble?

Humility

The definition of humility would make anyone who loves their self want to completely run the other way.  Google defines humility as, “a modest or low view of one's own importance.”  Thesaurus.com shines an even dimmer light on its root word via synonyms:  obedience, passiveness, shyness, subservience, and the list go on.

Most people seem to think it means, “One who sits down and shuts up.”  Could you actually learn from anyone if you think they want you to kiss their shoes?  I definitely cannot.

The actual definition for the word humble, however, is very straightforward.  Humble comes from the Latin word, humus, meaning “ground.”  Despite how the average person “feels” about the word, “ground,” consider the traits that a well-grounded person exhibits.

A well-grounded person is one whose head is not in the clouds.  They do not live off of imagination –neither theirs nor anyone else’s.  A well-grounded person seeks facts and presents them to others.

A well-grounded person would actively listen for what is being said.  A well-grounded person would have respect for the truth because it would not intimidate them.  It would flow into them and they would be able to objectively keep what they need and discard what is useless to them.

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A humble person respects the truth, remains objective in their search for it, and in their stability, is willing to honor that truth…whatever the truth may be.

 When you are humble, no matter what truth you are searching for, you will find it because you are seeking it despite all obstacles.  Whether it is in a religion you cannot stand or from the mouth of a person you detest, you are willing to accept it if it is true.

Look at the Biblical “Eve”.  She wanted the truth.  Whether she went looking for it or it came to her, she was willing to listen to it.  From man or snake, she was willing to consider it.  She wanted it so bad, that she was willing to experiment with a new concept, even though she had never heard it in her life.

In the NKJV in Genesis 3:5, the serpent is quoted as saying, “For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”  In Genesis 3:22, God is quoted as saying, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil.”

Eve was willing to step out of the box to test this theory.  She was even willing to question the entity she knew as being the Most High and in the end discovered that what she had accepted as the truth, was in fact that.

Had she never listened at seemingly the strangest moment in her life and then sought proof, man would never have, according to God “…become like Us, to know good and evil.”  With power comes great responsibility and with Adam and Eve’s power came the population of the entire planet.

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In humility, you will be open to receiving things you never heard before.  You will hear truths that sound unreal, but when tested, yields the greatest power you have ever known.  Truth, however, is not free, nor is it for the faint of heart.  Adam and Eve’s journey to truth came with a great deal of work!

You may not have planned your long-term goals yet or you may not even know what your life’s purpose is.  To build a nation, to teach a people, or simply to gain the power of mastering your own self, however, one thing is for sure:  without humility, you will not even come close.

 

Humility

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