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January 9, 2017

Calling in Oshun

Many people often think of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi when it comes to love, beauty and prosperity blessings. However, my favorite, at this writing, is the Goddess, Oshun.

I “stumbled” upon her in 2012 at a time in my life when things were on a serious downward spiral. I called her because I felt that I needed to tap into an essence that was the embodiment of what I needed most at that time.

When I saw the painting below, I was left breathless. I saw myself… and I was beautiful.

Oshun by Selena French

She has come to mind again, and I know that calling her essence forth this time around will serve me in the most delicious ways.

If you are looking to bring forth her essence, here is an invocation and altar suggestions to do so.

Upon your altar, place an offering of cinnamon sticks drizzled with honey inside a bowl of pure water. Inscribe your name upon one red candle and one yellow/gold candle (flanking the offering bowl). You may dress the candles with cinnamon powder and honey if you like. Light them while speaking the following words (speak over them for at least 5 nights).

Praise to the goddess of mystery
Spirit that cleans me inside out.
Praise to the goddess of the river,
Spirit that cleans me inside out.
Praise to the goddess of seduction,
Spirit that cleans me inside out.
Mother of the mirror,
Mother of dance,
Mother of Abundance,
We sing your praise.

Whatever you ask, offer a promise to follow the guidance you receive, for it has been said that Oshun does not take kindly to a promise left unfulfilled. So, only call her forth if you intend to keep it.

[Oshun (known as Ochún or Oxúm in Latin America) also spelled Ọṣun, is an orisha, a spirit or deity that reflects one of the manifestations of God in the Ifá and Yoruba religions. She is one of the most popular and venerated orishas. (source)]


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