These days we are focusing on the spirits brought forth through the members of the Sakhu village, and Yemaya is deeply connected to our circle.
We used the elixer formula from the last ritual, alkaline water charged by the sun and moon for several days with blue and clear gemstones and shells. We placed a few drops on our bellies giving the womb a good massage as we laid on our backs in "goddess pose" (with the knees splayed out and the souls of the feet touching). While the women focused on their wombs, the men focused on the heart.
Don't miss the last portion where she makes a very powerful promise to us all!
Towards the beginning she urges us:
Protect the ocean like you must protect your mother- for the sea creatures AND the mermaids!
And she wants us to take baths with shells, submerge yourself in water, feel like you're back in the womb, floating.
Put one hand on your heart and one hand on your womb- go into the womb, surrendering to the weightlessness.
Shed what you’ve developed into since you left the womb as a lot of that is disconnected from spirit.
She wants us to come closer to her, to be connected to spirit- to be like children, to play. Remember to enjoy simple things.
And also we must- Take dirt and put it in the tub and mix it with water. And take the mud and put it all over your bodies. And when you do the ritual of covering yourselves with the mud that is how you will shed these ways of being. Massage it into your body, loving every part of your body. And you will emerge from that more connected to the spirit realms. And if you can put it in your hair even better! And don’t worry, it will rinse out! (You might also use the clay used for facials to make the mud!)
This week she wants us to be in the ocean ALL THE TIME.
All day as you walk through the day you must be in the ocean.See everything submerged in water and the fish all around.See yourself in the ocean, connected to all things, connected to love.See yourself as a citizen of the ocean, needing to protect the ocean. And see me in my mermaid form with my locks and cowries shells smiling at you, all day.
When you see physical things and you think that is all there is you must understand that that is not real. Everything around you had spirits around it, has an aura. And there is no need to engage with everyone around you because they can distract you from the spirit realms! When people try to talk to you you don’t have to pay so much attention. It’s not important! It’s important to listen to us, listen to spirit.
As far as connecting with her there is no external way that does it by itself. The most important way to keep her with you is to want to! It seems so simple but just to want to, to understand the importance of it is very powerful.
If you at this moment, truly desire to have me in your heart, to have me with you at all times- if you truly desire that and devote yourself to that then that is how I connect with you. You must consider, what does it mean this goddess of the ocean, this goddess of love, of maternal wisdom, of healing of birthing? What does it mean to have that inside of you?
If you want to awaken that, if you want to connect with that you will hear me, you will hear me. I am always around you, it’s just a question of hearing me. And you can start with me and then this becomes the gateway of everyone else. You just want to start with me because you want to begin to open to the spirit realms. So I am the first one you can connect with.
So this week, use me. Use me as your gateway into the spirit realms. I am the first one you can connect with. You learn how to be with me. Start with me, start with your mother, start with the ocean. Open your heart to the divine mother. If you honestly desire to do that you will be with me. If you honestly endeavor to be with me you will hear me. So trust in that and do that. And once you have done that you will be able to perceive anyone else. Let me be with you for the week and then you will be able to find others. You will be able to find anyone that you want to speak with.
And she is making a promise that she will help us. She is making a promise that if we dedicate ourselves to her that whatever it is that we wish in terms of connecting with the spirit realms or having more lightness in our life- Whatever it is that we want from our spiritual practice she is making a promise to us that she will help us. So this week you make a promise to the mother and the mother will deliver to you whatever it is that you wish for. And she says, You can’t imagine my power to deliver whatever it is that you want! You haven’t experienced that yet. But believe me, I can deliver whatever it is that you want! So dedicate yourself to me.
So let’s commit ourselves To Yemaya for this week!
Can you embrace the reality of how powerful she is? And can you commit yourselves to giving her this week- to doing one or two of these rituals every day: The mud ritual, the hand washing ritual, making the elixer, drinking the elixer, pouring the elixer in your hair. And each day walking through the entire day seeing her in the ocean, seeing her floating in front of you. Can you devote yourself to being in this all week?
And you must say, "You made a promise to me Yemaya! I will give myself to you and I trust in your power that you will deliver something to me!" And she says that by the end of the week you will receive something! You will receive powerful evidence of her power. And so she challenged each one of us to devote ourselves to her. So take a moment to see if you are willing to do that. Don’t miss the opportunity. She has made a promise!