Oya is a deity of intense change. She embodies transformation that is blowing in the wind. Unseen but definitely felt, Oya is emblematic of the effects of emotion. Men are typically caught off guard by emotions, even our own! So, when they arise, we can be overwhelmed by a compelling urge to escape. But, as the elders say, a tiny spark left unattended to becomes a raging fire.
And so it is with our emotional world gentlemen. If you're like so many men today, you have been conditioned to minimize the significance of your emotional world. You downplay all those little things that hurt you and mask your fears so well that you may have convinced everyone that you are completely unaffected by the world around you... Until you are reduced to tears consumed in a fit of rage or even both!
So what's the solution? Stop ignoring your feelings. More importantly, stop being neutral about the power of your emotions! Your ambiguity is the problem. Let those emotions teach you something about the realities of the feeling world. use your heart as a instrument through which you FOCUS your unwavering intention to grow, expand and conquer! Remember, Oya is the charming and lovely bride who goes into battle BEFORE her husband. So, do like Oya and LEAD WITH LOVE. Learn more in the 16 Essential Traits of Personal Priesthood.
Live the Medicine
Obafemi Origunwa, MA
Thought leader, Ifa priest and author of four definitive books, Obafemi Origunwa inspires metamorphosis through living the medicine that will heal your life and heal the lives of the people you're destined to serve.