Spiritual Growth May 12 2018
Grow your spirituality Not your reality.
Recently While having a conversation with a dear friend I was reminded of what we see, feel, hear and believe to be true, it's very influential. What we experience is thought of as the only truth, so influential is this point of view that this influence disconnects us from the abundance the blessings of our angelic or Divine Spirit. The conversation was of a family member whose life took a turn for what can be seen as “for the worse” After suffering a heart attack and stroke, coma and now unable to speak just yes and no their housing situation is being threatened. If it could not get any worse. I told my friend “this is when a person has to surrender to his or her faith” My friend said not everything is religious! This is the real world! What a funny concept the "real world" or “reality” I Told my friend, you see many people go to church, pray and if you ask them if they are god believers most will say I believe in God or I believe in divine spirit etc. But when a problem arises God, Spirit and religion are all put aside and the person begins to try (Try?) to face the problem with their reality format thinking. Which only leads to unsolved questions and the feeling of abandonment from God-Divine Spirit.
What I have come to understand is, this is the moment you surrender to the divine, this is the moment you allow faith to carry you, not when our lives are going well, or sitting on the church bench, it’s easy to praise and believe in God when life is great and going our way but try that same thinking when life goes sour.
Our daily lives present this illusion we call Living as solid, as Real, as unchangeable but is this true? Not for me and hopefully not for you after reading this. I will try to help you understand the un-understandable.
I know' I know nothing for sure except that the Unknown, The All in All The Divine spirit is ever present. I know that this very moment is It’ is all we have. I know that there is more to life than the mere illusion of reality.
There is a force that can not be known but to know the it-her-him-Divine spirit is to open your eyes and notice All that it is, all at this very moment, is The All in All. We have asked is there a God? a being of divine benevolence? Is It True? You ask.
Well, how can we look at this mother earth and deny, that the sun doesn't drop out of orbit, the human body engineered to perfection as an organic atomic machine that will never be created in a laboratory, it self-heals, it adapts to change, to think and imagine, to expand? How can we not except that there is more to life than reality? Being a spiritualist as many others I have used tools to get as close as possible to the Divine, images of saints, Christ on the cross, reading the bible and many more. The question at hand is how can I say I am spiritual or believe in God, or don’t believe if I Am allowing reality to keep my sight on what is a present problem “Real”-”Reality”
Spiritual is in one part to know with eyes closed that the Divine is working for me through me, through everything I say, think and do, is my reality.
The ultimate power we possess is our experience, not our faith. The most powerful force a human being can cultivate is an experience. All these tools I mentioned are all tools to grow this inner force of faith and experience in the Divine. But how can we? when life is shitting on me at this very moment?
Henry Ford said it Best. “Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the Goal”
How can a person stay focused on the Divine when, I just had a heart attack, am being let go from work, I lost my spouse to a disease, we're in foreclosure, I just lost my mother, My house burned down?
I did not say it was easily done. All we have is to offer to the divine spirit is our total "Surrender" I did say we all use tools! Now! Are these tools helping or making me just lose more faith since life is not going my way or in the direction I planned?
Now is when you renounce Reality! not your experience in knowing God. Now is when you focus all your mental strength, your mental capacities on your “ I know because I experience it, I Live it” Jesus said “If thy had faith the size of a mustard seed, you would move mountains”
Everything that is occurring at this moment in your life is nor good nor bad it is a lesson you have to endure and experience. How hard does it have to be? Easy Keep your eyes on the prize “Your stillness in Divine spirit ”Is your Power" It shall pass as all things in this Reality have to obey the laws of Time.” All things shall Pass, All things shall Pass” From life to life. From childhood to elderly, from day to night, from night to day, all things shall pass! It is "UNIVERSAL LAW"
Would it be easier if you had your “Divine Spirit” holding your hand? The answer is No! You have to do this on your own terms with your own skill with your own strength, the battle is in your inner self your ego, so! is your strength, your Power all neatly packed in the Self, accessible by the higher self. This is part of the lesson to learn.
Grow your spirituality, not your reality! When was the last time you spent listening to your soul, really listening, to the Divine spirit? Not praying but listening. Prayer is the act of asking, listening is waiting for the listener to give you the message you need. Listening for the courage, for the direction where to go. A part of spirituality is knowing patience when to be still when to take action. The problem and the answer arise at the same time. Are you listening to the solutions or are you looking at reality, are you hearing the voice in your head which is just making you more disconnected from the Truth, the Divine!
Since the lesson is all part of the plan of the All in All. (This is how the divine moves through the waters of our reality) every Problem brings to us a resolution that is needed. Instead of condemning the problem, Bless it!, Give gratitude for it, through the problem or the lesson you call a problem, you grow, you expand to a higher self. Life is about perspective It is all how you really see whats in front of you.
When you can not find the solution to your problems or situations that’s when you see the situation as "Problems" You don’t have the capabilities to solve them, If you had to add 2+7= your mind goes oh that's easy 9, now try (1080 divide by E=Mc2) You start to worry because you don’t have the knowledge to solve this. So let's ask Google-God :-) The Divine spirit is always assisting us yet we can not hear the answer because we are too caught up on Reality. I encourage you reader to take time to listen to the harmony of your soul. Listen carefully your reality depends on this message.
Disciple your mind to look at the divine spirit when there are troubled waters, don’t take your eye off the divine and attempt to solve a problem that you don’t have the skills and training for, allow the Divine to manifest in your life. Then tell me how all those troubles sorted themselves out, how the answers came to you. I hope this helps you along the way. The All in All manifests from the unseen the Unknown.
Grow your “Spirituality” Not your Reality
Bees The Well being for all April 13 2018
I want to start with “Thank you for giving us purpose” Now&Forever SantoProducts wants to share in the abundance of its wealth.
The direction of my thought is to help each being get on one higher step on the ladder of ascension
Recently While walking my garden and praising all the beautiful plants and enjoying the flowers, I walked over to my Avocado trees and notice strange phenomena the flowers on the tree had no visitors of bees. I decided to visit other plants we have cultivated for nourishment for insects but especially the bees. I noticed only 3 bees in the garden. I said to myself what a bazaar find, last year this whole garden was buzzing with bees and butterflies all over, it was such a spectacle, I should have video recorded the beauty of it all if even possible for a camera to capture what my eyes saw. It was so amazing to me I had to stop and thank the creator for this experience, I said I truly live in abundance of everything I need. Literally! My money grows on trees.
Thank you, Shiva
This year after the hurricane things are and have never been the same but I question what about the impact on the bees population? I thought how can I make a difference? Ahh offer each client a tulsi basil plant free of charge or no purchase necessary just simply enter the code (Wellbeingforall) and you receive a $6.99 discount on the Holy basil. All you are paying is shipping. This code only works for Holy-Tulsi basil. One per customer.
This Basil is not your common basil it is one of the bees favorite basils. This basil is a Goddess in guise. The Indian goddess Lakshmi her healing and beneficial abilities are so great it is planted at every Hindu home doorway. Its leaves are sacred offerings to the Divine Shiva and Vishnu.
How to raise your vibe!
Raising your vibe is much more than thinking positive thoughts, kind deeds, it also means what you eat or intake into the body, I’m sure you have heard “you are what you consume”. Did you know that the higher the vibration of food/water the higher your energetic vibration? Our amazing bodies convert food/water vibe-energy into our own life force. If everything is energy than the energy of food/water that we consume is what and who we are. Live foods, living energy running through our veins, which produce higher thoughts and higher behaviors.
Ever see those people that have high energy? What runs in our mind is “What Drug is she on?
High power professionals or athletes consume high vibe foods. Energy healers, Reiki, Shamans, Consume higher vibe foods or should why because it reflects their Auric field their life force. Next time you visit a Reiki or a medium ask whats your diet look like. If it is consistent with pizza and manufactured foods, guess what your session will be one of low vibe, when it could have been totally in depth on a cosmic level. There are some very good Reiki and the sorts with great talents but we are only as good as what we eat.
You may ask was this blog post about bees and holy basil” yes it is, here is the comeback, You can use this basil for tea, or add it to a green drink, perfume your next salad with the aroma of Tulsi, Your digestion system will love you. It's flowerful and refreshing tasting Tulsi is a “Good Thing”. Consumption of this or any herb raises your Vibration. Stressing out at work? Tulsi basil is well known to calm the nerves. And many more benefits like lowering blood glucose. The benefit list goes on, Not only are you benefiting from the vibes but the bees are too which means all of nature is in alignment with a higher self. I wish to close this with the lyrics from a song of the artist known as Enigma
Out From The Deep
We came out from the deep
To learn to love, to learn how to live
We came out from the deep
To avoid the mistake we made
That's why we are here!
We came out from the deep
To help and understand, but not to kill
It takes many lives till we succeed
To clear the debts of many hundred years
That's why we are here!
Remember to claim your Free gift that supports the wellbeing of all on this amazing planet and its experience
Rompe Saraguey Images New-2017 May 13 2017
#RompeSaraguey, #Botanica, #Oshun
Rompe Saraguey also known as "Jack in the Bush Herb" is one of my many favorite plants. It's anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties are undeniable. Here you can see some of our favorite images of this amazing herb that we grow in our gardens Pesticide Free. It is sold here at
All our our plants are treated without Pesticides. Our Rompe Saraguey are feed homemade compost and certain salts. We do this process to ensure consumable herbs for ourselves and you the buyer. I know where my tea is grown! Do you Know where how yours is Grown?
Rompe Saraguey también conocido como "Jack in the Bush Herb" es una de mis muchas plantas favoritas. Sus propiedades antiinflamatorias y cicatrizantes son innegables. Aquí puedes ver algunas de nuestras imágenes favoritas de esta increíble hierba que cultivamos en nuestros jardines sin pesticidas. Se vende aquí en
Todas nuestras plantas son tratadas sin Pesticidas. Nuestra Rompe Saraguey se alimentan de compost casero y ciertas sales. Hacemos este proceso para asegurar las hierbas consumibles para nosotros mismos y usted el comprador. ¡Sé dónde mi té es crecido! ¿Sabes dónde está crecido el tuyo?
Origins of Oshun April 19 2017
Iʼm starting this blog to address many questions regarding the Orisa Oshun, Over the last eighteen years I have researched this topic with little finding and lots of misguidance, My objective is to input the correct information that I have gathered through the years,
A lot of my teachings have come to me from Yoruba worship temples and now
from Ifa training. I promise not to reveal in depth information, If you have questions
please feel free to write, Under the rites of Ifa which contain the origins of the folklore
from African tradition, states that oshun is the daughter of Olofin (The Law Giver) and
Nana Buruku ( Cruel Mother-The Night Sky) Olofin only had two children one male
Shango (The Divine one Olodumare's Hand of Justice) one female "Oshun. Born on a large clam shell arriving at the borders of the ocean and river.
It is Oshunʼs role entrusted by her father the art of communication from the religious
priesthood's to him Olofin. the river is the dominion that suits her best, for it cites the
birth and departure of life, one must cross the river of heaven to arrive on earth, it being Orisa or Human. ( I will speak more on this later ) oshun represents all that is femme,
she is the owner of Honey and laughter, theses suit her well, for with her laughter she
announces destruction or peril, with honey oshun is able to sweeten the most stern
hearts or transform a bitter demeanor to a intoxicated lover.
The folklore goes to state that she had requested to be different from the rest of the
other female orisa when she would descend from heaven (Olurun), oshun asked
Yemaya to give her the secrets so she may be different in appearance when she arrived to Ife, she desired to have a thin waist and her skin tone to be the color of honey, in exchange for this secret, she gave some of her Hair to Yemaya, oshun keeping the rest
using it to create the craft of Hair dressing which is still practice till today, The exchange
of hair for beauty would be a small price to pay unknowing the true cost of being the
most beautiful of the orisa.
Oshun was so divine in apearance that one night her father Olofin had to
much palm wine, becoming intoxicated causing himself to rape his Child, in this
coarse oshun learned not only the emotions of Love but of hate and revenge,
Those whom know of oshun know that she represents Love, Joy, Sexuality, Charity,, deep in
her soul lies a bitter side,a stern dry demeanor, Hate, vengeance, bitterness are part of
her inner personality. Oshun is the representation of The struggles of Life.
Oshun was designated by her father Olofin to be the chief priestess of the cult of the
Ancestral Mothers the Cult of (IYA-LORDE) This commandment is stated in the Odu
Oshe Tura, which is a cult still practice till this very day in Nigeria Africa, in the town of
Osogbo. In the Odu Iroso Ka Orula certifies her the Apetebi and his wife despite her
Oshun has influence the life's of all of the orisa in one way or another, in the Odu Ofun
kana she saves Asowano (Babalu Aye) life, in Odu iroso ka, she saves the world from
destruction, Orisa Oya from her enemies in the Odu Eyiogbe, in the Odu oshe Leso
saves the love of Yemaya for Ogun. All of these endeavors have costed her the same
price, her body and Flesh.
Oshunʼs favorite sati-factional Husband is Orisa Inle(Water hole by the Streams or
rivers,sometimes in the Woods) which they had one child Orisa Logun Ede (The
I will write more on this orisa latter on, with Osha-Odduduwa (Spirit of the shadows or
Darkness that brings Light) she gave birth to Orisa Oloshe with Osha-Orula(The
Shadow that follower us,Witness of Creation) she had many daughters one in particular
is Orisa Poroye, but the husband she had the most children was with Orisa
Obatala!(King of the white Clothe),thIs is why till this day, a majority of Obatalaʼs Priests have
oshun as their second guardian, or mother as some say.
Oshun has many avatars or paths 29 in IFA/OSHA that can be crown a few more that
are not, INCLUDING Logun Ede???
Many may ask why do orisa have these avatars,
its because our religion is based on reincarnations, IFA teaches us that all of the Odu,
Orisa and Osha have returned at one point or another back to heaven. when they
returned back to earth they would state a different name or there carnal parents would
name them differently if you understand African culture, when a child is born he or she
is taken to a Awo a Priest of Orula so that childʼs destiny is revealed and is named.
ask Why the reincarnations? just like human beings the orisa have faults, they failed in
performing the needed ebbos(Offerings) in heaven before there departures so they
could have success in there new form, these ebbos were recommendations from the
Irumoles( 401 Divine spirits of heaven).
I am a Priest or Iworo of Oshun( Ibu Yumu ) my father is Obatala, my Iruko(name)is
“Oşun mi esegun” “Oshuns my Victory” pretty Cool name, oshun has
given me everything in my life in one form or another, sometimes even
the things I should not have, but how can one learn if not through our pains and sorrows, donʼt get me wrong it has not been all negative,
IFA teaches us that there is "No bad luck", it's that we didnʼt have the wisdom to obtain success.
If I ask oshun for a Million dollars and she grants me such a fortune, do I really have the knowledge on how to use the money. yet If I did ebbo and received the guidance on how too and what too spend the money on, would success not be by my side, would it not last my life time. One must always ask for (Itona) guidance first and our lives would run smother just like pouring honey. This is learn in Oshe Meji the arrival of riches on Earth, and in Ogunda Meji when the armaments,gems and mentals arrive on earth,from heaven.
I would like to mention thy most important Orisa to receive if possible, is Ori, its the orisa of your soul/consciousness its the orisa that enters our head at birth, it takes an oath in Odu Ogbe Odi before olofins feet, its oath is to live a certain life right before entering our mind. If Ori follows the oath Life is successful, if it faults hmmm, attempt to amend it ASAP. Our guardian orisa serves Ori, not the other way around. our orisa is our Crown, Ori lies in our head. Ask me questions for my next Blog post.Emi bere Ibulaye fun Itona fifun mi Tito Oşun
I ask permission for
guidance give me direction oshun
Baba Awo Ifa Gbemi, other young Awo, Myself, Alex Awo Obara
meji Lazaro Awo Obaradimeji my italero
Paths of Oshun:
Ibu Kole ( The Vulture) Colors are amber and coral born in Ogbe-tua this is a powerful
Oshun, that guards the house, she is known to be Crafter of serious Magic, she is very
common as a mother to her selected heads.
Ibu ololodi (the Warrior The Owl )wife of Orula this oshun likes every offering in double,
uses great amounts of Metals like Iron, etc. Born in ogbe-roso mother of Orisa Poroye,
Ibu Akauro ( The Cornish hen, the meeting of the river and ocean)It is said that she is
like the Cornish Hen Deaf when she wants to be, and has a false Smile, born in ojuani-
meji colors are Yellow white,green
Ibu Yumu ( The deaf serpent handler Thy most beautiful of all oshuns)Born in Ika meji
Ibu Aña (The one who hears the drums and goes directly to it) Born in Otrupon bekonwa
The Arraraʼs call her ñawedito
Ibu Iñañi (the famous one of disputes)
Ibu Oddonki (the rising river fill with Mud) The Arraraʼs call her Takago
Ibu Oddoi (The Dry Cowie Shell) The Arraraʼs call her Fosupo
Ibu Oggale (Loves Keys) The Arraraʼs call her Oakere
Ibu Okuanda (The one thorn into the river Dead) The Arraraʼs call her Agokusi
Ibu Addesa (The assured Crown) The Arraraʼs call her Aboloto
Ibu Ayede (The one thats like a Queen) The Arraraʼs call her Yiaa
Ibu Okuase oddo (The one that emerged dead in the River) The Arraraʼs call her
Ibu Bumi (The collector of river water)
Ibu ede ( The Shrimp/Prawn) This oshu lives in muddy water
Ibu Latie eleke Oni (The wrestler)
Ibu Itumu (The amazonian, Believe to be lesbian, dresses in white with male clothes,
the Arraraʼs call her Jueyague
Ibu Tinibu ( lives with Orun The lord of the sky “Sun” is born in Irete-yero is a director of
the Cult Iya-Lorde.The Arraraʼs call her Alegue
Ibu Aja Jura ( Lives in the lagoons and is a warrior).
Ibu Aremu Kondiano( The first to insert her feet into Ori “sheabutter” dresses in White
her chain is Of coral and Pearls and Orula color beads some say she is a Water
Obatala but she a oshun that dresses in white. The Arraraʼs call her Tefande
Ibu Ceni (The one that lives in small water holes near the river). The Arraraʼs call her
Ibu Fondae (The one that died with Inle), Uses a sword and enjoys war.
Ibu Odoko ( This oshun is very strong and is born in Ogbe-Kana likes the company of
Ibu Awayemi (This oshun is Blind likes to be in company with Azowano and Orula
speaks in Oyekun Meji
Ibu Eledan (This oshun is owner of the Nasal Oreophasis
Ibu Idere Lekun (This Oshun lives in the caves at Marine coastal and dances to the
sound of the waves. is Born in Otura-Sa
Ibu Añare (Daughter of ibu Aña this oshun lives on top of Money and sand, yet she
doesn't like to give her children Money
Ibu agandara (This oshun lives seated on a Chair, and likes to be covered in water lilies
so no one can see her seated.
All of these oshun have many more secrets to add to her tool sets, from certain
Feathers, instruments, or elements. One of the tools in my set is a set of hair Combs,
In my ita I ask “why the Combs? Baba said, When your hair is tangled up you use a
Comb to remove or straight your hair,oshun uses this to untangle you from your
Problems and enemies. These tools are asked or relate to your oshun, There are many
offering one can give Oshun there are some favorites of hers, or if in your heart you
wish to give something, do it, no one refuses a gift right, just make sure its in good
taste, oshun is Queen by birth right. Oshun is thy most important female Orisa in the
yoruba system. I am not saying that Yemaya, Obba,Oya, etc are not, but Oshunʼs role
in IFA/Osha are indisputable. All of Orisa,oshaʼs have there own Ashe
Wind,fire,strength, but oshun knows how to tap these forces, using all of the I.O.Uʼs the
other Orisa have with this majestic Queen.
On many of the names or paths of oshun are included a Odu, I will speak on my oshun
Ibu Yumu is born in Ika Meji the word IKa in yoruba means cruelty meji means double or
two, double crueltyʼ does this mean my path is cruel no! it means that there are many
things in her life that were, its a odu of strife and great gains, this Odu makes the arrival
of refined oil and fine string, these two object while in heaven were told to do Ebbo to
have great success on earth, they followed the guidance and when a Awo on earth was
in his darkest hour IFA told him” his ebbo required fine oil and string, and to light it with
fire, Awo IKA meji did so and obtained what we have now as oil lamps to light our
Although my oshun is born in IKA meji My opening Odu is Ogbe she, which is the Odu
of great power its the Odu Oshun herself nurtured, its folklore is of the African Grey
parrot. Its a odu of dis-considerations of others towards you, the Lore goes
That the African grey is Olofins favorite Bird, and made him laugh with his dancing, the
other Birds of the forest, hated him for this reason and plotted against the grey, so they
gathered powders of coal, and palm oil.
Olofin decided to invite all of his creations to a feast, expecting the Grey to arrive on
time to amuse him with his dance, The grey on his way to the feast was ambushed by
the other birds and they poured the coal dust and painted his tail feather with the red
palm oil, The grey had done Ebbo and didn't understand the cause yet, and was
concerned how Olofin would receive him in such a condition, but remembered the
advise of Ifa and went as is, olofin waiting became concern that the Grey didʼt arrive, but
short after the grey arrives with his Dance and Olofin laughing and enjoying the dance,
awaiting to approach the grey, the Grey offers his Moforibale to Baba and excuses for
his delay, Olofin ask what has happen to you, the grey explains of his misfortune on his
way to the feast, olofin becoming upset makes an Order address to all his creations, “
From this day Forth, Any and all Ebbo will contain the red tail feather of the Grey, When
there is a Yoko Osha, i will not give my blessings if there is no greyʼs red feathers at the
reunion TO BAN EhSU!
So when offering ebbo to which ever orisa there must always be a african grey red
feather in the ebbo so Olofin may receive it, this said My oshun warnings are that I
would live a life where people would not even open the door for my arrival because of
jealous, yet they are the one to lose the most, it makes my life a bit difficult too, but if I
do ebbo I will alway have success and favor of olofin himself. The oduʼs I speak of is a
vessels of great amount of information, this which I have share is but a faction, back to
My oluoso orisa (guardian)in the odu marks my orisa to have a crown of grey feathers, oil lamps, to light my dark hours, this odu also states when Ogbeshe is lanced we all shall eat well and prosper.so one must look at the odu of ones orisa and her birth odu to be able to see what is her advise to you, her struggles are not yours we at times state oh My Oshun behaves like this or that, NO! those are hers to bear if you behave in that manner thats YOU! there are some behaviors that are witnessed in her children but those are also defined by one owns choice, or in up brings ethics etc.
So if oshun went to bed with Ogun to fool him into thinking it was Yemaya in bed, does this mean I would sleep with my brothers wife, or sister husband to save there marriage THIS BEHAVIOR IS NOT A POSITIVE THOUGHT, HOW CAN I EXPECT IT WORK OUT FOR THE BEST?
LOGICAL THINKING: I could do is, do ebbo for my brother or sister and have Oshun solve the problem. lets use common sense Positive attracts Positive and Negative
One of my favorite Quotes from Oprah Winfrey is
“When You Know Better, You Do Better”
so do better in your life, focus on Positive Energy, Everything in Life is made of Positive
and negative, in Negative States transform it to Positive.
Stop Being the Victim! January 28 2017
Tulsi Basil, Holy Basil, Ocimum sanctum,
Don’t lose another day with that influenza
Use this cold and flu remedy used in the far east for thousand of years with Marvelous Success.
Simple Recipe:Ingredients needed.
½ oz Tulsi basil “Ocimum sanctum”
¼ oz Ginger
2 Cinnamon sticks
Chili pepper powder desired heat
Honey as the sweetener
or try to use any alternative sweetener you prefer like stevia, coconut sugar or agave just not the white stuff.
In a small pot Boil about 2-3 Cups of water, boiling first the ginger and cinnamon sticks these two spices can begin releasing their benefits about 20 minutes in the process add the chili pepper, this part is tricky because some people are sensitive to the heat of spices as you anticipated the ginger will be adding its own level of heat.
I recommend going slow adding chili pepper powder. Please don't skip this necessary ingredient because of its contributional effects that you will benefit from chile pepper.
Once you have adjusted the taste of spice now go ahead and add the Tulsi leaves fresh or dried. Allow the tea to steap for about one minute. while still hot sweeten to your liking. You may also notice you will be relaxed. Tulsi basil has a calming effect on the mind and nervous system, this is why its so effective at helping the body heal from that stressful influenza.
Tired of Losing a day's Pay! or restful sleep trying to comfort yourself or your family members. Take control of this simple problem by just drinking a replenishing and delicious tea made with Tulsi Basil
Yes each ingredient in our recipe has its own healing benefits but Tulsi Basil is the power punch in the brew.
Tulsi basil is a very special type of Basil with many medicinal properties. It’s healing abilities have been witnessed countless of times in the asiatic region. Tulsi basil is used in ayurvedic and chinese folk medicine. Tulsi basil continues to astound its users, never failing to marvel the user.
Why this particular basil unlike cooking basils, the Tulsi leaves contains comparable amount of antioxidant as ascorbic acid, flavonoid and phenol as well as linolenic acid, polyunsaturated fatty acid which was very good for health. According to our results, most of the identified compounds were biologically important. Further the Ocimum sanctum leaf possesses Antimicrobial activity.
The results of this study indicated the possibility of using the leave extract of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) as a source of antibacterial compounds for treatment of infections caused by multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens.
Tulsi basil is a key ingredient in remedies in treating ailments of discomfort.
Road Opener Abre Camino November 28 2016
Eupatorium: Queen of the Meadow [Bonesets]
The Plant known as Abre Camino, Thoroughwort or Bonesets [Eupatorium villosum]This is a highly regarded herb used in incantations for abundance and prosperity magic, allowing and encouraging these two principle energies to “Arrive” at open/receiving doors or paths.
The conjurer can also use this herb to open the doors to the spirit realm to receive assistance from his or her spiritual guides. This herb also has medicinal value and properties.
Colds, constipation, Coughs,Cystitis, Fluid retention, Gout, headache, intermediate fever, Jaundice, Malaria, Muscle cramp, Nervousness, nighttime Urination, Pneumonia, sore throat, spasm, stuffy nose, Tumors, urinary stones, wounds. This is a citation to confirm its healing properties. ( www.henriettes-herb.com/eclectic/kings/eupatorium-purp.html )
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Queen of the meadow has diuretic, subastringent, stimulant, tonic, and antilithic properties. It has a specific action upon the renal tract, increasing both the fluid and solid constituents of the urine. As its influence upon the stomach is good, it may be used for a great length of time without ill results. While a fairly good remedy in some forms of dyspepsia, and chronic mucous diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract, its chief value lies in its efficiency in many disorders of the urino-genital passages.
Removing a person from ?
You can use this incantation to remove a person from a court case, Jail,Tenant, Spouse Etc
Using fresh herb matter, you place the herb in a glass with a wide opening, pour a small amount of water to soak the the herbs.
The herbs should be underneath the water line. Then Pour a choice of oil, Almond,Coconut,Olive into the glass makingsure the herbs are still within the water line. Pour your choiceof oil, the oil line needs to be ⅓ of volume in the glass.
Now for the wick. Many years ago I was shown a neat trick by a woman from the dominican Republic, how to make a lamp wick using an old wine bottle cork two toothpicks and a piece of cotton as the wick. She told me back home we didn’t have access to purchase wicks, we had to create a substitute, I loved the idea since I could have a longer lasting wick and it is easily replaceable. You could also purchase a wick kit at your local religious
Depending on your choice of spiritual guide you commune with, if using this with Orisa, or Eggun. I would suggest it be lit at specific hours of the day. 4AM,6AM,12PM,3PM,4PM,6PM
The wick of your choice is placed on top of the oil, the wick will float on the oil. The water at the bottom is required to maintain the glass from cracking and the liquid will become a Medicine Potion of sorts.
As you light the lamp, your full concentration is required. You should turn off the phone,TV,radio etc. You should perform this with another person with the same interest, you can perform it alone.
You may pray or direct your intentions to your spiritual guide, citing that this lamp is an offering of Light to Open the path for (Your Intention)
Once the lamp is lit it does not get turned off. Once the lamps oil has finished the remains of the glass are carefully transported to the location of interest, the Court house, Employement, Door of the tenant.
The remains are pour at the location site, not caring who is watching and say aloud. As the Light has extinguished to this wick, Your time has come to Pass! As the oil was consumed and burned, so was your Stay! “Now all that is left is’ Open doors, opens roads. All things shall Pass. So below, so above, so above so below. All things shall pass,All things shall pass,All things shall pass
This process too has certain hours of the day. It would be the opposite of the start time. Example if you burn it at 4AM the opposite hour would be 10PM, if 6AM it would be 12 Noon, This is done to rotate the starting point of your conjuring, because you are changing a given situation into a different outcome, this outcome desired is your doing.
Receiving an Orisa October 12 2016
This was a question I was asked by a young man incorporating himself in the Afro Cuban religion of Santeria. He felt there was a language barrier between himself and his god parents. This is not so uncommon in the religion, since the new generations are speaking the current language of American english, very little translations have occurred of our traditions and customs are being lost, the saddest part is out of fear of sharing or allowing others to have access to the information and the true meaning of the responsibility of caring for sacred space or object "Orisa".
Many new priest of Orisa are losing out on many of the fundamentals of the practice. Ignorance is not a reliable excuse or belief.
Receiving an Orissa, means differently to each individual.
Some came for Power others for fame but the ones that came for healing are pillars of the power of the belief in Orisa. A select few were chosen to be high priest of the faith.
( "A note of thought" )
How high up the latter can a priest of orissa go? can a priest go beyond the reality of Orissa? beyond Ifa? Beyond Eggun? What is Beyond that! Horizon?
What is "receiving Orisa?
For me from my experience, it's taking a responsibility for a "Magic Charm", that is
concentration of an energy force(name the orissa), this same energy bestows its energy to its Worshipper. (What you put in' Must pour out") the invocation and procedures done to the "ota" done by the conjurer and participants, is a vibration of sound, feelings, stories of legends, its a transmission of times of long ago, of tradition, of hope, of a time of Chance and Po ssibilities, A journey that never ends!. It's a vibration that crosses time. That's it's true energy. But once again. What you put in will pour out. The stones are not the Orissa home, it's sacred space, it's vibration not trapped in stone but Attune with energy force of what said before, This energy/tradition has shown the ability to cross waters, cross the event horizon.
Look past the horizon and get in the moment, breath the air. And notice that life is going on, it's doing its thing out there,everywhere,up there,down there, over there.
The flow of life.Continues
Later in my years searching, My Orissa goes beyond limitations of man's idea
Abre Camino (Road Opener) July 08 2016
Abre Camino funciona bien con otras hierbas en el proceso de ilusionismo espiritual.
Su Energía principal es abrir Oportunidades, que ven fuera de la oculta o el bloqueado.
Muchas veces la necesitan o quieren se bloquea de nuestro camino por el reino espiritual.
Todas las plantas tienen una habilidad especial, en el reino espiritual esta hierba puede energizar nuestros tutores o puede actuar por sí solas o influir en un evento. Piense en esto hierbas como una bomba, cuando se aplica al cuerpo que cubre el cuerpo con una cierta propiedad mágica, (el poder de permitir un camino de abrir para el usuario) Se le da al usuario la clave de lo que se quiere o necesita. cuando se aplica a un objeto o utilizado en el hogar como un limpiador también se beneficia de esta propiedad mágica.
La desventaja de esta y muchas hierbas son los efectos a corto plazo, el mago puede necesitar reemplazar o refrescar los barrios y talismanes anual. Otro uso de esta hierba es utilizarlo en la apertura de las puertas de los espíritus ancestrales que vienen adelante. Al trabajar en su santuario, después de la limpieza de su círculo, la quema de una gran acerca de esta hierba se abrirá la puerta al otro lado. donde podemos conversar con nuestros espíritus ancestrales y parientes. pero no debe ser utilizado como un abridor de puerta de las nueve puertas del cielo, que es un proceso diferente.
Para la economía de uno mismo.
7 cuartos de baño. acompañado por la expiación emocional.
Los tres primeros baños son baños de hierbas de olor fuerte (Saims malezas, Salvia, gallina de Guinea malezas, pachulí)
Los tres elementos siguientes de la mejora de hierbas (SATINWOOD, púrpura de la verbena, la sensitiva, Alamo,)
El último es de agua clara que se compone de agua bendita, agua de coco, lluvia water.adding azucenas, rosas blancas, claveles.
Explicación de la expiación emocional:
Una reconciliación emocional es una conexión verdadera y sincera con sus propias emociones, es todo acerca de la alineación con lo que sientes hacia un tema de dinero, o cualquier cosa que usted está deseando.
Mi expiación personal sería algo así "
Estoy feliz y disfrutar de esta maravillosa vida de todas las hermosas cosas que trae a mí, lo que realmente no requieren dinero, yo soy capaz de reír y me encanta todas las cosas con o sin dinero, algunos de los mejores momentos de mi vida han ocurrido a mí sin gastar un centavo. En cuanto a la belleza de una flor se mira en el pensamiento de Dios, mi felicidad depende de mí y sólo a mí, puedo observar sólo el mejor de la gente, por lo que veo en ellos es el que reside en mí soy feliz conmigo , estoy contento con lo que tengo, estoy contento con el regalo de la vida, estoy contento de saber que lo que quiera, se puede obtener si es que existe, si es que existe puedo tener también.
No dude en hacer su propio uso o el que yo escribí, personalizarlo para que usted propia necesidad o preferencia.
Palo Vencedor Tababuia Vitex [Palo Vencedor] July 05 2016
Tababuia Vitex-Palo Vencedor
This herb is used to purify the body or the home from negative influences including spirits that attract shadows or cast darkness on a person or location. It is used in combination with other plants and flora for these purpose, Although it has great virtue, it requires other flora to magnify It's energetic abilities. Vencedor is always accompanied with Amansa Guapo (Florida boxwood), Vence batalla, Para mi,Saim weed (Rompe Saraguey), Gray Nicker (Quita Maldicion)
For purposes of love, one can use Vencedor, Para mi, yo puedo mas que tu, Galán de noche
All these ingredients are made into a fine powder and applied to the image of a person or an object. One must also ask your guardians guides for any addition plants/elements or offerings.
Lets converse on this subject. The objects or pictures of desires is to assist in the casting of the spell. It’s more for the third eye, to see the intended subject, person, place or thing which is desired. Those of us that train our consciousness and have a clear third eye are the most effective at spell casting.
There are many times that a novice or untrained can cast a serious spell and experience positive results, and attempt it once again and not receive the same result. One ask how and why. The fact is that to understand the process we would start with not how but understand a universal law protocol, which is to be able to convert your words or thoughts to a feeling, or infuse it to the heart where it can receive spirituality. The Heart is much more than a beating organ, its the point of spirit. The heart is where the body receives its pulse, it generates electricity. a very powerful energy for the body. Now this is amazing to understand that your body can and is producing electricity as it pulses in every beat. When one prays for a very deep event and is able to transfer the words or thoughts of Get better, Heal, save this person, The need is so great that the brain converts the thought to a form of energy that is received by the heart in turn it receives the infusion of spirit and we then say “OH IT’S A MIRACLE” “ I CHANNELED THE CIRCUMSTANCE” all you did was via the “Great Need” of your desire was direct thought to the heart which converts it to whatever is truly needed.
Now the Warning:
There are laws that must be followed, This same spiritual energy is not to be used lightly, or for the destruction of others. You may attempt to but it will not work, the source of all things is pure and you can not use this pure energy to hurt another. you will only hurt yourself. You now ask well what about the evil witches or evil doers, I end the subject with, they use the lack of pure, the absence of positive. The outcome’ this will stick onto you and everything of you, your life,relationships,family etc. Then they ask Why is this happening to me? Why is God punishing me, my family? Its not God or life, it was always you! You are the center of You!
Odu: OKANA-Odi, Oshe-Odi
Esta hierba se utiliza para purificar el cuerpo o en la casa de las influencias negativas incluyendo espíritus que atraen a la sombra o un molde oscuro en una persona o lugar. Se utiliza en combinación con otras plantas y flora para estos eventos, Aunque tiene gran virtud, se requiere otro tipo de flora para ampliar la intención. Vencedor siempre se acompaña con amansa Guapo (boj Florida), Vence batalla, Para mi, Saim malezas (Rompe Saraguey), Gray Nicker (Quita Maldicion)
Para propósito del amor uno puede utilizar Vencedor, Para mi, yo puedo mas que tu, Galán de noche
Todos estos ingredientes se hacen en un polvo fino y se aplican a la imagen de una persona o un objeto. También hay que pedir a sus guías tutores para cualquier planta de adición u ofertas.
Vamos a conversar sobre este tema. Los objetos o imágenes de los deseos es ayudar en el envio del hechizo. Es más para el tercer ojo, para ver el tema previsto, persona, lugar o cosa que se desea. Aquellos de nosotros que entrenar nuestra conciencia y tener un tercer ojo claro son los más eficaces en el lanzamiento de hechizos.
Hay muchas veces que un novato o inexperto puede lanzar un hechizo seria y experimentar resultados positivos, e intentar una vez más y no recibir el mismo resultado. Uno preguntan cómo y por qué. El hecho es que para entender el proceso que podríamos comenzar con no cómo pero entiendo un protocolo ley universal, que ha de ser capaz de convertir sus palabras o pensamientos a un sentimiento, o infundir al corazón donde pueda recibir la espiritualidad. El corazón es mucho más que un órgano de latir, es su punto de espíritu.
El corazón es el lugar donde el cuerpo recibe su pulso, que genera electricidad. una energía muy poderosa para el cuerpo. Ahora bien, esto es increíble para entender que su cuerpo puede y está produciendo la electricidad, ya que palpita en cada latido. Cuando uno reza para un evento muy profundo y es capaz de transferir las palabras o pensamientos de mejorar, sanar, salvar a esta persona, la necesidad es tan grande que el cerebro convierte el pensamiento de una forma de energía que se recibe por el corazón en convertirlo recibe la infusión de espíritu y que luego diga "OH ES UN MILAGRO" "Me canalizó la circunstancia" todo lo que hizo fue a través de la "gran necesidad" de su deseo era el pensamiento directo al corazón, que la convierte en todo lo que es verdaderamente necesaria .
Ahora la advertencia:
Hay leyes que se deben seguir, esta misma energía espiritual no es para ser usado a la ligera, o para la destrucción de otros. Usted puede intentar pero no va a funcionar, la fuente de todas las cosas es pura y no se puede utilizar esta energía pura para herir a otro. solo se haga daño. Ahora pides bien ¿qué pasa con las brujas malvadas o malhechores, termino el tema con, utilizan la falta de pureza, la ausencia de positivos. El resultado 'esta se pegará a ti y todo de ti, tu vida, relaciones, familia, etc. Entonces se preguntan ¿Por qué está pasando esto a mí? ¿Por qué Dios me castiga, a mi familia? no es Dios, o la vida, siempre fue usted! Usted es el centro de usted!
Gray Nickers Quita Maldicion June 27 2016
Gray Nickers Quita Maldicio
This herb has medicinal uses as well as Magical.
This herb can be used to treat Acne, asthma, colic, congestion, convulsions, depurative, diarrhea, dropsy fever, gonorrhea, snakebites, Leprosy, malaria.Dried or Fresh
A tea is made from the leaves stems and root to prepare the medicine. You can also brew the same tea and apply it to the skin for at least seven days. Herb baths are made as well to cleanse the body of skin disorders like Acne. Gray nicker lowers the population of Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), a bacterium commonly found on the skin.
This herb has many magical uses. I will start with the basic and continue to the more complex.
Gray nicker is excellent to remove negativity from the body. It has the ability to remove unwanted energy from the person using it as a spiritual bath simply one boils the stems and leaves allowing it to cool, fill the bathtub with water and soak. I would use this time to pray to the divine or your preference of spirit or deity.Asking to cleanse away the energy that is upon you. A great spiritual bath I use is to combine, Gray nicker, Siam weed, Rue, road opener one garlic head. boil this for 20-30 minutes. Bottle it an old soda bottle works well. wrap the bottle in a white cotton cloth allow it to sit in the presence of a Saint or image of a guiding spirit. Burn two white candles making the prayer needed to the Divine. This bath is best to use over the weekend or when you can take time away from work or people. Being is solitude is absolute when cleansing the self. For baths, the herbs can be used Dried for best results
As a Talisman:
The Bean can be enchanted by an experienced Conjurer to protect the owner of the bean. The bean has protective energy. I use a branch at my door entrance to ward away bad influences. After a few days, I discard the branch to a remote location where I will not visit for a long time. Please understand that energy can not be destroyed.but changed. leaving negatively charged objects in public places allows the negative energy to attach to another person walking by it. If this same person is vibrating at its same frequency. It is best to discard in remote locations or in oceans or rivers where the energy can be cleansed by nature.
This herb is a principal herb in the Omerio of Orisa/Osha. There are some convents which choose not to add it to the Omerio. but this is an error. The fear is that the thorns will affect the Iyawo in his life. The proper way to use the herb is to smash it in the Mortar or pestle. Its extract is then added to the source omerio. This herb is used to remove negative energy from a person this includes the newly born Iyawo. When a person commits to follow orisa his old lifestyle is to be removed and forgotten a new beginning starts. The word Iyawo means Bride as a new bride to his or her Orisa he follows the rules and advise of the spouse.
Oya Yansa October 21 2014
Honor toward the children of this Orisha, Oya-Yansa The Market Place.
To begin on this journey of words to describe Oya, a person must first understand the meaning and definition of the words that describe this force this energy of life and death. It’s greatest ability the power of Change/Transformation. To name something is to box it, labelize, to put confines on a concept. Humans use this process of labeling to better associate things for reference in the future. The definition or label of Oya translates to the Market Place. In Yoruba legends, Oya is the secretary of Olofin, the “Law giver” or someone that makes a judgement. One must ask the secretary of the Olofin?
We must always take time to think out of the box. We must enrich the mind and soul. We must take time off our busy lives and immerse ourselves in the mystical, the understanding of the beyond
The MarketPlace” to understand this wonderful location, I would like for you to read this and then close your eyes and see these events in your minds eye. (journey begins )You figure that something must change in your environment, food,water,supplies etc and you must travel to a location that can facilitate these needs. A place where you can exchange your goods or your labors for someone elses labors/efforts. you set forth to your destination now a few things may arise before your arrival.
(Esu) He that splits matter/things/life force/ into two. Esu is always here and there, there and nowhere.
You arrive, all about, all around you there are many different forms of life forms,energies, store shops, vendors, all with one purpose, to exchange one thing (Efforts) for another. Exchange can simple mean Transform one energy to another. I ask how can a person transform matter to another, as humans we are not as gifted, but we sure can Barter for what we like or want.
moving about this inclusion of energy, filled with so many things, some we like some we don’t, others we never even noticed. but we have a Task to complete. A Mission. We find our needs and now look for the best possible price to pay for the items/needs that would cost the least or the one that always gives the best results. This all has a Price. a Value” a value of Labor, of Energy, of Worth. Such a simple thing, yet so complicated looking at it in this way.
Stop and look the next time you visit a mall or market and close your eyes, and feel the currents of energy that flow, energies of the vehicles, people coming and going just in whirlwinds here there, There is lots of movement, lots of flowing energy That is Oya, Oya is a exchanger, a transformer of events, a Barder, A Task to complete, a Mission, a Price to pay, a Value, a Labor, A worth, a force like no other that comes and goes, a force that is everywhere and anywhere.
OYA the the wind of exchange : ( Awon Afefe ti pashi pa aro)
The wind that births life (Awon Afefe bibi aye)
surrounds me,protects me, all that is mine (Yika mi, aabo mi,gbogbo ti O ni mi)
You may think that Oya may not be in your presence but look again, we human beings are never the same each day, we too are on a constantly change, our bodies are always changing we shed our skin we may not see this but its happening, Our thought patterns are constantly also changing based on our environment. we lose weight, we gain weight children grow taller the ill lose a limb. the elderly pass, the younger get health or illness.
The statement “nothing is forever” is a short phrase to an ever changing current event. “Nothing is Eternal” to be eternal is to truly be Dead! You can not be spiritual and be eternal. Spiritually is every changing, Things in nature that seem to last longer or “test the test of time” become even more composed in their shapes (inert) moving less and less just as stones. Stones, Mountains and Diamonds are still for long periods of time. There is nothing more dead than a diamond say the hindu or the guru’s of the east. because it keeps its inert shape or form the longest.
The being we calm to be the Creator of all things, The Source, which is everything is as the universe, this force of energy that is life giving is always morphing, changing, expanding, it has no end no beginning. That is Spiritual. God is never the same in anyone's life.
Now that we have a idea of this manifestation energy inboxed in the form of Oya we now can talk of her in the yoruba concept. many calm that Oya is death or her house is the cemetery etc, but we now know a bit better of who Oya is! We can come to understand how in a translation from yoruba we can say she is death or holder of the cemetery. because this place, begins the earthly transforming of our physical bodies to a new form, back to its spiritual state “Energy”.
The teaching of Ifa legends speak of a orisa of great beauty, of ferociousness, A women of stern feelings, a women able and capable to pick a blade,sword to engage the battle of life and death for her internal belief, a wind of change. This orisa is also embodied in the the Odu Osa Meji. The arrival of Witchery to the earth, what is witchery? (A request to speed change)(A request or plea for something to happen or occur in exchange for a price’ a effort A (sacrifice) now this word is tricky too, to sacrifice is to give of oneself, to effort at all cost for endurance, to give of one’s everything, for what? CHANGE!
I can rewrite all the legends of orisa that are already written in the logs of Ifa, and so many books that express opinions of this event or that event involving Oya but I prefer to express my understanding as what is’ What Oya's role in the place we call life is.
Yoruba Words translated:
Provide= Pe se
bring me mu mi
Yemaya mother of fish, yoruban goddess of the world July 30 2014
is a deity of great importance in the community, first she is a giving mother of immense abundance. Yemaya is beautiful in appearance with a strong character. One of the concepts she inspires in me as I recall her image, my Idea of this deity is
“A WOMAN’S WORTH” , “A FEMINIST” a woman that strongly believes she can do for herself, With the notion of “if my counterpart is not providing for me, I will do for myself and us.This is learned in the odu(?) She teaches the lesson’ I can do anything a man can , I achieve things men can never possess, Yemaya holds Title of two leadership Shawls’ entitling her to a status of two authorities, an ability of Tribal Title that no man can own.
Yemaya's eternal element represents her well, its abundance in size, with a gracious gratitude,its sternness and embodiment that defies all other aspects of nature, It is able to reclaim more or less as it choices. This element is a true enigma, it retains secrets never to see the light of day again. The moon,sun, and stars play a grand role on Yemaya and her personality, these are symbols of her power, or seals of her creative force. I could write more on these seals, just know that they have meaning and are useful in their understanding, influencing yemaya in rituals.
Here is an example of a seal of yemaya
yemaya is the daughter of the great all powerful Olokun. yemaya has many avatars as seven daughters of Olokun, Olokun sent forth all of his daughters to the world but kept one as his overseer of the commercial marina while Olokun retains the depths of the Sea and rivers, the “darkness within them”
Mayalewo is her name in this avatar state. Mayalewo controls the commercial ports, the traffic of the sea’s transportation of goods, life necessities from one of her coasts to another. When Yemaya becomes abused,Yemaya patience can overlook delinquency of her children and followers or the men and women that traffic through her realm. When Yemaya patience is abused, expect nothing less than a Tsunami, yemaya can be explicit of her authority at any given moment. Yemayas anger is ferocious,savage,vicious, we can attempt to pacify her, but try to tell the ocean to stop moving! Yemaya’s angry at this coast, yet blue skies on the other coast. Yemaya character is a woman that knows life through a different view. she has suffered the loss of her one and true beloved Orishaoko, she has loved many, but Orisaoki is her other half, observe a world Globe, 70%water,30% land. Which also demonstrates her position in life as a woman,in her relationship with her counterpart Orisha oko This 70% demonstrates yemaya's true position in life her value to all life on this earth. It also demonstrates Yemaya role in her community, this surely displays really how much a woman/mother/caregiver (Yemaya) true importance is ( we just can not live without a woman (yemaya) at our side.
Yemaya is the embodiment of an odu, The odu that expresses itself as Odi Meji, a symbol of femmient organs, Egoism! Salvation! Creation! That lIfe has consequences that are circumscribe. These are the nouns it creates, these nouns are born in odi meji.
1 The female organs and genderfication 2 The color Black 3 variegated colors for women yellow and red
4 The sea 5 Whales, chickens, goats, rats, fish of the sea, the caiman, the snails, Almiqui 6 Maize, Pumpkin 7 The blood cell 8 Malice 9 Law of karma . 10 The ere (grains and vegetables). 11 That humans wear shoes . 12 Ikofa The eshanile. 13 Oshun yumi. 1 4 Dolls. 15 Vice oral sex. 16 Eran, the gigantic drum of Ifa. 17 Aruye, Fear. 18 Igbodun The corner of the Room
There are the legends of Odi meji which I will add to a different post. It is these characteristics that we channel when we connect with Yemaya. That includes the abilities for a mother to invoke Ifa, for assistance to save her child, as she did in ogunda-odi(3-7). giving mothers the abilities to stand before any diviner for a child in jeopardy.
You can used some of these herbs to work with Yemaya in offerings and spell casting, I will introduce some Youtubes for this purpose. Here is a small list of some of her favorite herbs she collected at the battle shango had with Osain.
Yemaya Favorite Herbs to name a few:
2.Black eye peas
10. water hyacinth
Youtube link to a sound of the modern era.
Great song for Yemaya Youtube
Check out my other blog post: Click link Origins of oshun
Osain Lord of flora, Osainyin July 30 2014
The Legend of Osain.
Osain is the orisa of flora and fauna, his ashe is nature, in plants, phases of the moon, and the constellations. his most important role is the continuation of the trees, plants that live on the surface of the earth, and that includes the alges of the oceans and rivers. The legend of osain tells that after olodumare created all the orisa’s and the nine heavens, the plants and earth. he observed that something sprouted out from the ground and a vine emerged that continued to grow and explan. with this new growth other greens plants began to also continue in growth, trees, plants vines, you name it. Olodumare looked and realized that
in his ever creation, in his true grandness, he subconsciously can create into perfection, never leaving out any detail that is not perfect. Olodumare allowed this evolution, this enigma that really came forth from his creative mind, the vine uncoiled and formed a child like being, olodumare blessed him and continued on his way. Osain developed and learned of the powers of that which he came from, learned the mixtures of this plant with elements and all sorts of concoctions, and that he made’ making osain a master alchemist. We know that when the orisa’s and osha arrived from heaven they found great virgin forest and wilderness to travel about. This is learned in the odu of ogunda meji (3-3) in this same odu, we learn that humanity was instructed to eat of the foliage,fruits,berries,and barks to sustain their lives. Humans learning the ability of farming. Ogunda meji is the symbol of the successful transplant from heaven to earth.
Osains act of greed and restrictions on his herbs and their curative properties, began a struggle between the orisas and himself, to the point that the lord of thunder Shango disfigures him, leaving him with one eye, one ear,one arm, one leg. I believe that osain is a bit misunderstood’ in his role in our community with the idea that osain and shango remained enemies. Osain later is healed by no other than Shango, beginning a friendship between the two, Osain gives shango a gourd that contains the same herbs used to cure him. Osain’s gift then gave Shango the ability of Fire using the herbs inside this gourd in obtaining the secret of fire.
Osain may not posses the title of all powerful and is left as orula’s servant because of his ego and wishing to surcome orula in battles. Battles with the weider of the most powerful force Odu! what is ODU ? is the ultimate knowledge of all things to come, and those that have past.
Osain is many forms, he is the branch,plant,algae, mushrooms, forest, leaf, the shade of a tree. Osain is found wherever there is wild forest, with birds and reptiles. his favorite spot is in trees that birds congregate. Osain is a spiritual force which resides in groves of trees, there are few that can say I have seen him, yet he is all around. in times of past osain has shown his face.
In africa there are the legends of children or young adults that become trapped in the forests and emerge years later, with the tale that osain and his servants abducted them and trained them in the arts of the forest. Once this individual mastered the skills he was then allow to set forth into the world of mankind.
The sacred Omerio used to heal us, and consecrate our tools used in Orisa, the secret objects in the tureens, is Osain in true form, a combination of many medicinal plants,blood,grains,different waters,and of course a hot coal. Through the process of this act' of an individuals conjuring" all of this is infused with osain or what he really is a spirit” that is combined to create and sanctify the secret tools and objects of Orisa and osha. Without this magic there could not be one crowning of any of the children of Orisa. Why his role is less than his abilities, it was his dishonor when losing the war against Orula.
When we in the coven create our talismans and amulets, its with and only with the power of osain first. Using his spirit we infuse the objects that will become wards for whatever the cause. These charms are indicated to us from our guardians via divination or under the console of Orula to protect us or its user.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and there are many more to come.
Daniel Roman Iworo ogbe-she Oshun mi esegunX