Today, December 12, is a special day for me. 15 years ago I gave all of who I am to Yemayá. There are so many lessons I have learned from her, so many blessings I have received. She along with Aganjú my father are the center of my spiritual life.
There is not one day I have regretted of this journey. Every day since she became my North has been one where I have had purpose, direction and love. She is at the heart of who I am.
I do not have a lot of time before I head to work today, but I can’t let this moment go by without publicly sharing it with all who read this blog. I also want to send blessings to my godfather Jose Bravo Jr. (Omioké) and to my oyugbona Jose Bravo, Sr. igbae (Adé Kolá). There were many who touched my life on that day, many more who helped me along the way, including my adoptive godfather Jose Merced, Yeguedé to whom I always am thankful beyond words. My husband, Elefunké, my children Oggún Addá Araí and iyawó Elegua (Ayótomiwá), and my mother, Omí Eshú Adé are my strength, than you for being with me every step of the way.
Thank you for sharing my life, this spiritual journey and for reading my words. These few lines are but a pathways to the depths of my brain, to the core of my soul where today there is nothing but happiness.
You are welcome to enjoy it with me.
Oní Yemayá Achagbá