Monday, March 29, 2010

Yemaya Bath Ritual

Taken From : The Witches Spell A Day Almanac - Llewellyn (2010)

Yemaya Bath Ritual ;

Yemaya is the supreme mother goddess of the Yoruba traditions and presides over all waters.
Call upon her deep powers of love and healing, this night, in a bath ritual.

7 blue candles
A lunar stone ( moonstone)
7 white rose petals
7 pinches of sea salt
7 drops of lavender,peppermint,or passionflower essential oil

begin by lighting the candles around the tub and drawing a bath.  Take a few deep breaths and meditate on what needs to be healed.  Allow yourself to call out to Yemaya with your heart, as you add the essential oil(s) and salt to your bath. Breathe once more and when you are ready, immerse yourself in her waters. Feel her soft caress against your skin, as she heals your deepest wounds.  Take your time and allow the process to unfold. When you are ready, step out of the bath and leave the rose petals as an offering to Yemaya.

"Yemaya. Mother, goddess of the sea,
Be in this place, come forth unto me,
Lady of the oceans, the lakes and the rivers,
Beautiful queen, ebb and flow bringer,
Heal my mind, my body , my soul
For with your sweet love, I become whole,
Ashe, Great Mother "

(Abel R. Gomez)

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