As some of you are aware, I've been learning about and working with the Afro-Caribbean mother goddess, Yemaya, this past month. She is a water deity, often depicted as a mermaid or wearing voluminous skirts representing the 7 seas. She is Water. She is called the Mother of all Life. She is a Mother that fiercely loves all of her children; she's responsive, giving, protective and does not withhold discipline.
Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT piss her off.
I think it's fitting that she is a black goddess and that she came to me at this time.
This past week our country has been deeply affected and afflicted by turmoil that appears to keep escalating out of control. I don't know about any of you, but I get waves of tiredness/weariness during the day that force me to lie down or head for the yard to get my body close to the ground. I find myself crying or experiencing inertia.
The element of Water represents the emotional realm. We carry it in our physical and our ether bodies; we need it to flow clean and clear in both in order to live our healthiest most fruitful lives. Water bathes us, cleanses us, purifies us and it can also overwhelm us, knock us off our feet and drown us.
The main thing Yemaya taught me the past few weeks was to honor and bless water every day, several times a day---not just the water that I drink, but the water of my body, all the fluids, including that which is released and the tears. To bless the water in the land, the rain that falls, the water in the plants and trees, the rocks, the people and animals of our planet, the food we eat. Water is in everything and it is a real, living element. It is life. It connects us. We are one and what affects one, affects all.
I Bless the Water in You!