This was in February. I was sitting in front of a priest. He was reading me. I asked, are people working #magick against me? #Brujería?
I was holding two #divination
objects in my hands. The priest told me to join hands, shake the objects together and separate keeping my hands closed. He threw the chains of #afa.
Depending on how they fall, is how the priest interprets the message. This practice is ancient. It’s from the peoples of Africa. My own direct #ancestors.
He grunted, drew lines on his notepad, looked at my boyfriend and asked me to open one of my hands. “Yes.”
“Of course there is. Should I even ask who?”
“Do you care?”
“Honestly? I just want to feel better.”
“Than let’s ask another question.”
We moved on.
He told me to work on cleansing *my* energy. Forget about people. I began utilizing plant baths and performing rituals by the ocean and fire. I began to send my enemies love and banishing my negative thoughts of revenge; and they were strong.
I would watch the flames, the waves, allowing them to respond to my anger, to my fear and they would teach me how to transform these thoughts. I’d find myself smiling. Making art. Remembering who I was before I thought that the world was out to destroy me.
Sometimes, shxt is just in our head.
One of his old students, another teacher, reminded me today that defeating brujería is simple. Believe in your Self. If you are petitioning a spirit or entity to work against someone you are operating from your lower nature. This does not mean that you cannot defend yourself. You can ask for people that mean you harm to be bound from doing so. More important, however, is the attention and intention that you ground yourself on. When you are in alignment with your Self nothing can work against you.
Saturn is the planet of Karma.
It is also the planet of the heaviest metal: Lead.
And it is from lead that the alchemist makes Gold. #asabovesobelow #selfwork #blockthehatersout #selflove #innerjihad #africanspirituality #lifecrisis #healingjourney #ancestorworship #spiritualforces #pygmy #medicinemen