Yemaya is the celestial mother of all living things, the queen of heaven, earth and all waters. She resides in the ocean and her children are countless like the fishes in the sea. Like the ocean tides, Yemaya is a calming ebb of mystery, the energy of the waves that rejuvenates life. The rhythmic movements of water and hushing quiet of water to sand seems to melt one into reflection and serenity.
Yemaya is the mother of many of the other Orishas as well. In addition to being a loving mother she is a fierce protectress. She can fight with a machete and bathe in the blood of her enemies. Yemaya is often depicted as a voluptuous black woman with full breasts dressed in blue. Her colors are blue and clear. Yemaya’s number is 7. Yemaya can help to make your life more stable and offer you security. She is the mother of all, so she is often called upon when women are seeking children or have fertility issues. Job, money, home, lasting love, and family.
Yemaya is depicted in Cuban Santeria as an example of how a queen should act. She is majestic yet not snobbish, exquisitely attired yet not gaudy, strong yet not strident. And she lovingly takes maternal care of all the children. Yemaya's dignified demeanor and motherly warmth gives comfort and solace to all Santeria practitioners. Her place as a queen in her own right makes her one of the most important members of Santeria's Celestial Court.
Yemaya Prayer: “Yemaya 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.”
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.