Obatala Prayer: “Obatala please guide and protect me. Open the doors of opportunity by removing obstacles from my path. Give me courage to overcome my problems and defeat my enemies. Bring justice and balance to my life by bestowing your wisdom upon me. With your powers please give me the strength to fight and win my daily battles. I am ready for your winds of change that bring prosperity to my realm. Amen.”
Obatala is the elder of the Orishas, the owner of the white cloth, the king of peace and logic. He encourages us to use diplomacy and reason when acting and is often the Orisha who mediates disputes between the other Orishas. He encourages us to be patient and to handle matters with calm and reason. Obatala is actually an androgynous Orishas where half of his avatars are male and the other half are female. His shrine is placed higher than the other Orishas shrines out of respect for his statue as their elder. He is often depicted as an elderly black man with chalk white hair dressed in white robes. Obatala’s color is white. His number is 8.
Orishas are spiritual beings who have been tasked with maintaining this Earth, watching over the affairs of humanity and each has dominion over a portion of nature. Each Orisha is identified with natural forces as well as with human interests or endeavors. These Orishas are mediators between humanity and the Supreme Being.
Pray to Orishas because they are already in heaven, and they can intercede for you. In moments of anxiety, you need to hope and believe in something that helps you recover faith and maintain peace in your life.
Burning incense is great for anyone struggling with insomnia because of the relaxing effect it has. As a result of the calming effect of incense, it can be helpful in relieving built up tension in the muscles as well as in reliving stress and anxiety. The smooth aroma of incense affects the brain activities and stimulates various brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine which are the main causes of happiness, relaxation, and many more positive feelings.
Instructions: Place an incense in a heat resistant incense holder. Light the tip of the incense. Allow the flame to catch. Gently blow the flame out. Sit back, relax and enjoy. Establish the psychic link within yourself of spiritual awareness, inner peace, and positive transformation. You must pray and meditate on your desired result.
Approximately 50 incense sticks.