I decided to write an impromptu blog post in regards to everything that’s transpired over the past week.
Many people are very upset about the events of this week. And while we all have the right to feel our feelings, at some point it’s imperative to heal and move on. I’ve been seeing so much anger and hate on social media the past two days. And some of it has been extremely hateful, bordering on threatening. This is a very counterproductive reaction and it’s quite troubling to say the least.
Now is the time to come together and learn to love each other in spite of our differing beliefs and opinions.
We can’t make a difference if we are divided. Only united as one can we truly make a difference. Now is the time to heal and let go of that which we can’t control. Let’s spread love and kindness instead of anger and hate. To aid you in healing, I created a ritual called “The Healing Waters of Yemaya”.
Yemaya will wash away your sadness and teach you to go with the flow.
She helps us to understand that life is ever-changing and that nothing ever stays the same for long. The ritual involves taking a bath so you will need some supplies.
- 1 cup epsom salts
- Three white tea-light candles
- Lavender essential oil or herbs (they also have lavender scented epsom salts)
- Crystal quartz
- Nice warm bath
- Optional – Florida Water about 1 tbsp
- Optional – glass of wine or favorite cup of tea
Fill up your tub with warm water, stir in your epsom salts and lavender.
If you’re using lavender essential oil, use about 10 drops. If you’re using lavender herb, crush up about 1 – 2 tsps and then stir it in. Add the Florida Water if you’re using it. Light your three candles and place your quartz crystal next to the candles. Now get in the tub and relax for a few minutes. Practice some deep breathing to center and ground yourself. Now you will call on Yemaya.
Yemaya, Mother of Oceans,
I cal upon your healing waters this day
Let your water wash away my sadness
Let it cleanse my soul
Cleanse me of any anger and hate in my heart
And let it be pure
Let me love the world and myself again
Great Mother, allow me to heal.
Now take some of your bath water and cup it in your hands.
Pour it over your head three times while reciting, “Yemaya, cleanse my soul”. Now you can just relax and soak in the tub for as long as you need. Drink your favorite beverage and relax. Once you get out of the tub, let your candles burn down completely, leave an offering of water, herbs, wine or flowers for Yemaya and thank her for her help.
I hope this ritual helps you to heal in some way.
Please feel free to share any healing rituals you like as well in the comments!
Let’s let love win!
~ Yemaya painting can be found in my etsy shop