The Legend of Yemaya
The Goddess Yemaya is considered the Mother of All. She traveled with the black people from Africa to the distant lands of America, comforting them in the holds of the slave ships that took them far away from their homeland. It is for this reason Yemaya is known as Goddess of the Ocean.
Yemaya is a Goddess of comfort and inspiration. When it comes to caring for others, her impulses are sincere, warm and purifying - cleansing people of their sorrow.
Yemaya's journey with the African People to slavery, reminds us that even the worst catastrophes can be endured and that, we can learn to negotiate the ebbs and flows of change in our lives with wisdom, courage and grace.
As a Goddess of the Oceans, Yemaya encourages us to look at what lay beneath the surface and to know the ripple effect of our actions and thoughts.
Yemaya beckons us to greater self-knowledge, to discover and re-discover our dreams, our desires, and to see what unresolved emotions we may have pushed to the depths.
Yemaya enables us to connect with our soul and the group soul.
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