I LOVE My Womb (Photo Challenge): Day 1 – Favourite African Goddess

Today’s photo challenge was to post a photo of my favorite African Goddess. Yemaya is the African Orisha Goddess (ruler of the ocean, deep seas, and lakes), that I connect with the most. I don’t know everything about her, AND every time the opportunity for learning more about African Orishas come up, I’m always drawn to Yemaya’s energy.

I believe I connect with Yemaya, off top, because of her association with water. It took a long time for me to get used to water. I mean, I like to drink it and bathe in it, but large masses of water sort of freak me out. That feeling is because, I am not the best swimmer.

I have the worst childhood memories of me vs large bodies of water. For instance, this one time when I was on a field trip (age 5 or 6) at the local YMCA, and instead of the swim instructor LOVINGLY coaching me through my fears of being in the swimming pool (no floaties at all), this fool drops me in the deep part of the pool. You know that saying, “sink or swim”? Well, I sunk. I didn’t put up a fight to even try to swim. I literally gave in to the water.

Another time, (around the age of 7 to 9), I was at the beach with a family friend. The day was beautiful, partly sunny, and full of all the sandcastles I could make, because, I WAS NOT GOING NEAR THE OCEAN. Playing along the shore, I also watched how other kids, and just people in general, were fearlessly enjoying the ocean, I mean all the way up to their waists. And to me, that was unheard of, because once again, I WAS NOT GOING NEAR THE OCEAN.

Bravery, started to settle in, because I wanted to experience the same joy THOSE people were feeling in the ocean. I put my  little blue pail aside, and began to walk towards the shoreline. Water hitting right at my toes, I went in a little further. Water hitting right at my ankles, I went in a little bit more. Water hitting right at my knees, and I’m starting to feel myself a lil’ bit… so much, that I turned my back to the ocean and stepped in further, and now the water is hitting right at the middle of my thighs.

I turned around to look at everyone playing in the ocean, who is now behind me, and fear automatically sets in. The biggest wave I’ve ever seen is rising high, and it looks like it’s about to swallow me. I try to run, but as the tide is moving me back and forth, my feet loses it’s grip because guess what? I’m standing on a sand bar!

So when I come back to consciousness on the shore, all I can remember is a big ass wave swallowing me, taking me deep into the ocean, and throwing me back on the shore. Talk about NEVER EVER wanting to get near an ocean again, that was me!

So now, being grown and conquering some fears associated with water, I’m not so afraid.

I said all of that to say, my experiences with water has played a major role in my life, by cleansing (physical and spiritual) and, ritual healing and offering. The representation of Yemaya and water, could have been a mini rites of passage for my role as the person I am today, a mother, a nurturer, empathic, a healer, etc…

For me, I connect with Yemaya because of her associations with the number 7, spirituality, moonstone, clear quartz, turquoise, sandalwood, and cowrie shells (all of my favorite things). And although, I may have had a traumatic experience with what Yemaya is the ruler of, being in tune with her energy gives me comfort, healing, and understanding to the wombman I am, and becoming.

She is water, she is magic, she is healing, she is Mama Watta!

My intention for the remainder of the #ILOVEMYWOMB photo challenge is to bring Yemaya into my morning meditations.

To get in on this awe-inspiring and fun journey of womb healing and awareness, follow along and participate each day for the next 30 days, of the #ILOVEMYWOMBPHOTOCHALLENGE (@ILOVEMYWOMB).

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Do you resonate with this card as much as I do?

Wow!

I have so many ideas and new projects brewing, and ready to be birthed into action, and the only thing that holds me back sometimes is me! Sometimes, I feel like I’m not experienced enough or I’m not good enough, which is a lie I tell myself when I’m scared or in procrastination mode! This card reminded me to trust myself, my intuition, and that I’m fully supported by the Universe. I have a couple mantras that I like to repeat to myself when I feel like I’m being overwhelmed by life lessons:

Expect Miracles

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I trust the process of Life

I’m always in awe at the divine timing of things, such as last night’s thought to get off my ass and create a vision board based on one my lessons for Inspired Action. Today, Goddess Aine popped up right in the nick of time for confirmation! It’s the learning and applying of listening to your intuition, and being spiritually led and guided that keeps you on your purposeful path. Walk in the purpose that’s specifically designed for you! It’s scary too, because you don’t know if what you’re suppose to be doing, is exactly what you need to be doing at that moment. Know that, that fear comes from you wanting to be in control of everything you do, and most of the  times  you ain’t in control when things are flowing divinely to you.

From experience, it takes practice to ignore the negative thoughts in your mind (the lies you tell), that keep you from accomplishing your goals. I’ve seen some awesome shit manifest in my life, as a result of forward, positive thinking, and jumping right out of my comfort zone and into inspired action! So, let’s all take time to think about what exactly we want to be doing and manifesting in our lives, and take a leap! Trust that you are fully supported!

*If  you would like to set up an appointment for an Intuitive Card Reading, contact me via email, GoddessMenaLove@gmail, or book your appointment online at StyleSeat.com/MenaLove!

Peace, Light, Harmony, Balance, & LOVE,

Goddess Mena Love

 

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Eireen – Peace

From the Goddess Oracle Deck by Doreen Virtue

So, just recently I shared with you all about an intuitive reading I performed for myself and the card I picked for the present, was Eireen. Talk about right on time, Eireen represents PEACE and peace is exactly what I need!

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Like every other human, sometimes when I’m unsure how things are gonna turn out, I panic at first. Luckily, with practice, I can center myself either right after the initial panic attack or right on cue, depending on the severity of my situation. If you all have been keeping up with me, you’ll know that I’ve manifested an awesome space for my family and I, and peace was the main thing on everyone’s list. My son’s were fed up with sharing a room together, they now have peace of mind and their own space. I totally have all the peace I need, in a much bigger space. I have space to meditate, create, and live comfortably. And thank GOD, I don’t have to hear the unnecessary bickering from my teenage boys.

I wanna mention that even in the peace of things, shit will arise, and in my experience, that’s when the real work comes in. Trusting the process of life and knowing that  “everything is working out beautifully”, puts you in alignment for what you’ve been praying for or what you’ve been wishing for. When you’re in the midst of anger, hyped up over bullshit that’s out of your control, you slow down the process of what’s coming to you. This may be hard for some people, but when the shit hits the fan, is when you should be the most quiet, the most calm, and the most equanimous.

I work for commission, and sometimes there are times where I’m scared a bill won’t get paid by the due date. Honestly, since I have this “give my worries to the Heaven’s” type of attitude, things usually fall into place, like getting a client at the last minute! So,  to all of you who are on edge with life, relax. Start meditating and engaging in peace-enhancing activities that will calm your mind and keep you from worrying! Know that you’re not here to suffer,  you create your happiness and your peace!

Replace worry with faith, today!

Peace, Light, Harmony, Balance, & LOVE,

Goddess Mena Love

 

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New Thought

I rejoice in my femaleness.

I LOVE being a woman.

I LOVE my body

(-Louise L. Hay, Heal Your Body A-Z)

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