My Orishas

The Love For Oshun

Orisha Oshun has treated me lovely she’s been so very nice and caring toward me.

Oshun had even shown benevolence toward Brandie, my beloved dog who I possessed for seventeen years, before I had to put her to sleep due to arthritis in the legs and because she would no longer eat or urinate and move her bowels.

Years ago, Oshun showed me a vision of her and brandie lounging serenely on a beach on the sand. Oshun relaxed upon a comfortable lounge chair with her legs and feet propped up while brandie was stretched out beside her watching the tides come in to shore.

It was such a beautiful sight to view. The sunlight was beautiful, just the two of them alone, enjoying the still of the day.

 Aside from watching out for my pet in the afterlife Oshun has equally watched out for me at numerous times here on the earth, warning me against certain dangers and insuring that I was sufficiently provided for within the things that I needed.

One time I was so tired and didn’t light a candle for Oshun as I’d faithfully do on her day of the week in honor of the Orisha and I had felt so bad and expressed it out loud to a relative.

Within a short time after, a voice spoke to me uttering out the words, “Oshun loves you”, and the feeling and sensation that had come along with it was one of an attentiveness.

The courteous expression served as an acknowledgement to me at how Oshun was more preoccupied with the genuine devotion that was within me compared to the outward expression of a well-meaning gesture.

She didn’t care about the candle that I was too tired to prepare and burn she cared about me for being real and for being good within intention.

Reciprocated Thoughts

 A while before it was divulged to me through a course of following visions whereas Orisha Oshun had come into contact with my deceased dog Brandie, only to become greatly fond of her and incited to hospitably serve to her as a congenial and escort within the spirit realm, I was concerned for Brandie.

I’d usually get visitation sessions with my pet during my dream states and had not seen or occupied any time with her within my sleep.

So I was up in my bed one night uttering to myself within my thoughts, “I want to see my baby”.

Shortly after, I began to see dim flashes of what appeared to be a leg and a paw of Brandie’s develop right there in front of my eyes in apparition mode.

Later that night, I finally again reunited with my beloved pet, satisfied and relieved. I just wanted and needed to know that she was alright since I had been elevating her spirit to keep her safe and comfortable.

Unbeknownst to me at the time the reason I hadn’t came into contact with Brandie was because she was in the process of raising to a higher dimension that was temporarily interrupted on the account to put my mind at ease beforehand.

It is said that time within the spirit realm differs considerably measured to our specific mode of time.

Through another following dream the elevation process which allowed me to be present this time around to aid Brandie myself into her upgrade was resumed.

I have clear memory of being with my dog moments prior to her entry into the dimension yet no recollection at all of what happened and how the instance actually transpired.

I guess the revelation was not for me to be tangibly conscious of at this period within my stage of discovery and I completely understand and am totally fine with this as I feel lucky and honored already to have took part in such an experience to begin with.

We know what we need to know for now, however, everything within our incorporeal accounts as well as the missing pieces to our mysterious puzzles will be manifested unto us within due time. My baby is at peace.

Poetic Tidings: My Orishas

I am an only child brought here into the wild I was not left here a stray yet I still want to get far away.

Spiritual mother bathes me in her oceans as I am one of the daughters of the waters,

Spiritual father opens my roads and destroys anyone that tries to heavy my loads,

Spiritual uncle clears away all of the pathways equipping me with everything that I need to make it through each of my long days,

Spiritual uncle constantly keeps me on track heeding out warnings to everyone that he always has my back,

Spiritual grandfather instills within me the wisdom from learning therefore I am able to go out and make a decent earning.

Still, I wonder why I am alive even with all of the multiple skills that I have to survive.

I’ve been to this place some time before I didn’t want to have to come again anymore.

This is not where I feel I should be.

This is not meant it is just not suitable enough for me. Why don’t you seem to agree?

Two warrior uncles of spirit, grandfather of oracles, mother goddess of the rivers and father of destinies all responded in reply:

“To you it makes no sense being put through so much shit to all at what expense?”

“We had to come take back what was ours and that is why you were given the powers”.

“If you couldn’t do it you wouldn’t have been put through it. So continue to do it and subdue it!”

“You were made strong enough to swim through any tide and back to shore”.

“It was sealed in the plan before you was set to begin only to be revealed on that day we surely knew you’d succeed to win “.-latoya lawrence

Orisha Oshun

Aroma of cinnamon spice in the air, a fresh sunflower elegantly styled into my hair, the sweet taste of honey inside my mouth, I feel like a woman who came from down south.

Gazed into a mirror so mysteriously filled with glee, I turned around and who do I coincidentally see? Oh my gosh, it was not me it was her from behind it was none other than she!

She has visited me within my dreams acknowledging to me that I have a means, she has showed me herself through numerous of visions encouraging me to achieve in my decisions.

Astonishing me with much of her approval and praise she has given me an establishment to incorporate for the rest of my days. I have been enveloped upon within her pure love insistent to the promise that I shall rise above.

Oshun, she announced out within an utter I come to you with the tender heart of a mother, I am the queen who rules over the waters and I generously welcome you into my headquarters.

As I was adorned in luxury and advantage I understood now how I was going to manage, and when I went to smile it had turned into a blush, I then went to run my mouth and she said no then told me to hush.

Don’t say a word, I’ve already heard. I have been by your side and I have observed. Your treasure, that is, it is much well-deserved I am Oshun and this very event here is sure to occur soon.

-latoya lawrence

My Yoruba Deity/Ochosi

When I was a child I consistently won every fight that anyone ever started with me because I was never the one that would initiate a problem or confrontation.  I was always one to take up for myself no matter what the cause if it was absolutely necessary.

As one born under the zodiacal sign Taurus we are in general very kind people and can be slow to anger, however, when we do get mad it is indeed no lie-and I know from my own personal fashion-we have the most violent and ferocious tempers on the planet.

I was born a good person of honest, authentic and resilient character I am not and have never been a pushover yet I do not go throwing my “mental weight” (brainpower and durability) around. Yes, I am very talkative and prone to fun when I am in a natural spirited and energetic state though I also have my quiet and solitary moments.

Nevertheless, never have I ever played the role of troublemaker nor do I desire to. If anything I aim to avoid problems in spite of not being afraid to face them.

I am pretty sure on more than one occasion throughout my life certain individuals may have assumed I had instigated a difficulty but that is only because they were lacking knowledge of my extra sensory perception, and those who I would retaliate against who knew that they had done wrong toward or against me without knowing exactly how I knew about the circumstance who had accused me were just plain sick in the mind.

There are times to let particular situations go and die down due to the fact that it is too small or not even worth the effort of passion. At other times one has to take care of business good or bad.

When I get those supernatural notions, those tugging involuntary darts that literally won’t stop jabbing at my spirit it is time to go into justifiable action, and once retribution has been carried out spirit within me is appeased.

Orisha Ochosi is all about fairness and a helping hand along with my ancestors and other personal deities that surround anything that I may miss out on. They are there to pick up the leftover trail in my honor when I am not immediately aware or just simply in need.

Intervention and further justice is handed out promptly by the means of righteousness and Ochosi stands within the background of my life to seize and to deliver anytime the day or night calls for it.

Orisha Orunmila

Four or five years ago I had a session with a Babalawo and during the reading, which had a specific “title” that I will not reveal, he acknowledged to me, of course, what I had known previously that first and foremost an “ancestor altar” had to be set up in my home and had to be separate apart from any of my other altars.

The Babalawo then stated “You have to start worshipping Ifa, and then you will be foretelling your true destiny.(https://misslatoya.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/i-am-a-fighter-a-survivor/)

I hadn’t divulged to him though that for three years prior to our encounter that I had already made acquaintance with the “Orisha of Divination” and was naturally drawn and lead to purchase and consecrate Orunmila’s statue which was for some time now placed upon my altar.

The Orishas that are within my presence have been around me far long before I actually became “conscious” of them and their influence upon my life.

Ancestor and Orisha worship was not something that I went to seek out or to find the inception had come out and found me on it’s own. The amalgamation was entirely mutual and natural once I was confronted.

One of the many important messages that I have received through a dream was that there are both real and fake representations of the Orishas. I was shown in detail a while back what the imitations appear as compared to the genuine likeness of the authentic images.

So in further explanation, there are many people following Orishas that are not of the same origin these are in fact nothing more than “demonic figures” impersonating the true deities.

My Yoruba Deity/Ogun

For many years back Orisha Ogun has been around me along with Orisha Oshun. His black and green beads rest upon my altar along with Oshun’s honey colored beads and Orisha Elegba’s black and red beads.

I can attest to the fact that Ogun is indeed a fierce warrior and a solid protector as I have seen him work within my life first hand.

Along with my other personal Orishas and alone Ogun has fought many of my spiritual battles against the very negative demonic forces that are centered around within the universe. He has also ruthlessly sought vengeance against my evil enemies in my honor and defense, cleared pathways that were blocked, removed specific obstacles, and has secured my employment opportunities so that no one could any longer maliciously interfere with any of my chosen occupations.

Ogun has worked with me on a personal, professional, and a spiritual level in so many genuine and sufficient ways that I would never reveal and/or mention to anyone. My deep and natural relationships and connections with the Orishas are private and built upon faith and complete loyalty.

Ogun is a legitimate part of my “spiritual family circle”, a counterpart that goes way back to my female warrior ancestors.

I do not take Ogun or any of my other personal Orishas along with any of my good and endearing ancestors or special spirit guides for granted or lightly. And they do not take me lightly or for granted. I am significant to them as they are to me.

Ogun is there for me when needed. He can help as well as hurt and not looking for me to have any fear of him. Although the deity of war and iron is dangerous he has shown me nothing but benevolence.

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