¡Ashe for you! That is one of the most popular phrases in Cuba today and can come from believers and non-believers alike.
Most Cubans know that this word, linked to the African Yoruba cult, encompasses all blessings.
So everyone smiles when they hear that phrase, repeat it and appreciate it, because with it they offer good wishes related to health, prosperity and happiness in general.
Ashe It does not imply only a popular expression, but it is called this way to the basic energy of the universe of which everything is constituted including the orishas. This force is in charge of maintaining balance and order.
Ashé, Yoruba balance
Ashe it is the force that must be balanced to contribute to the proper functioning of existence.
Although it has never been made clear that the ashe good or bad, but it can be balanced or unbalanced.
Its imbalance can bring ills such as illness and ruin for people, while its balance removes problematic situations from the individual's life.
Therefore, within the popular jargon of Cubans it is called "ashe” to the luck that a person possesses and is desired as a blessing.
What is Ashé?
We can say what the word Ashé means:
- A virtue granted
- The balance of energies
- Natural gift that Olofin gave us
- Luck and power
- Energy and force of nature
Myths and legends of the Ashe
Today, the word ashe It is related to many rituals, spells and magical spells, but due to the great universal secret that it contains, its true meaning has never been understood with precision and precision.