Beginning the New Year…

Often overlooked is the fact that we are all responsible for the decisions we make in our personal life paths. While it is common to scrutinize a specific action and label it the cause or the root of an issue, situation, event, etcetera; the reality is that we must not stop at evaluating our actions….

I am Egbe….

She stands, on the first of the 365 days and nights that will represent her existence. She thinks of her sibling who ceased to exist only hours ago. Contrary to the tradition, she was not able to hold his hand before he left for the crowds seeking to trample on his existence with a relentless…

Maferefun Babalu-Aye

Today we honor Orisha Babalu-Aye on his ceremonial feast day; The Orisha whose ashe represents the ownership and curing capabilities of all major ailments and health issues. On this day, thousands take to the streets of Havana, Cuba and make their pilgrimage to El Rincon, where a church dedicated to St. Lazarus (the Catholic Synchronization…

Travel Prayer….

Omi Tuto, Oni Tuto, Tuto laroye. My dear, sweet, loving Esu-Ellegua, I come to you with humility and gratitude for the many doors you have so graciously opened for me, for the paths you have illuminated for me, and for the opportunities you have presented to me. I come to you offering libations that are…

Kabieosile Shango

Baba Shango, as midnight approaches the drums begin to beat and your celebrations continue. I say continue for they began with our first breath and will continue through every moment that makes our mortal lives and subsequently transcends into our spiritual ones. On this day, countless individuals come together and draw from the strength and…

Cleaning the House

Far too many times we sit alone and wonder if the energy that surrounds us is negative. We sit alone, even if surrounded by many, and wonder if the Almighty himself has a quarrel with us. We lose ourselves in these thoughts and allow our energy to deplete. We become individuals who not only suffer from depression… but define…

Ancestral Reverence

As time quickly goes by in our lives, we often forget the many blessings that are bestowed upon us. Too many times we drown in the trails and tribulations that come with existence in modern times. Probably the most powerful trails and tribulations are orchestrated by one single item…. Money. The almighty dollar, as it…