Someone I love with all my heart asked me one day why I decided to become Osha, and it made me reflect.
Some years ago, when I still did not know anything about our religion, the disease hit me unexpectedly. Health reasons were what prompted me to seek a remedy to relieve my pain. I visited many doctors, but it was not improving, there was no real diagnosis to indicate what was happening to my body.
My mother Oshún always protected me, even before I met her.
Circumstances of life and destiny decided that my husband met my godfather by chance, as I usually say, the universe sent it to me.
My sponsor acted quickly to improve my health, so I received the warriors and kofá (Orula's hand), and I knew that the beautiful Oshún was my Guardian Angel, that she was the one who protected me and my steps and that I should receive her over time.
My Orishas restored me to health.
Years passed, but I became ill again and received Olokun, a great blessing that has brought many good things to my life and restored my health, body, soul and spirit. Finally, I made the decision to prepare to receive Osha.
We find our Orishas when we seek them wholeheartedly.
On my religious path, I have learned that many receive Osha for health, some have been born into religious families, while others go to consult and mark it in destiny, but something that has left traces in the history of our religion is become Osha for fashion or lifestyle (which seems very disrespectful to me), in short, each religious enters this wonderful way of life and being for different reasons and reasons.
The road was difficult but my reward was greater.
After entering religion, a restless curiosity seized me, I began to prepare and study about the history that surrounded this beautiful religion, my desire was to receive knowledge on a personal and religious level, because I am of the opinion that everything has a reason and although knowledge is an immense ocean, I waited drop by drop, an explanation to understand the mysterious, sacred and ancestral world of the Orishas, I imagine how tedious it would be, of course I was wondering why this was and why the other.
The teachings of my Orishas have transformed my life.
Over time the immense feeling that the Saints gave me grew, faith, love, knowledge and a lot of patience grew in my life. Entering this wonderful world that I respect, I understood so many things in life, the teaching of each step has marked my history. Also, I am very privileged and I appreciate it every day because I have the support of my godmother which has been a life support on this path.
Search your heart.
I only ask from my heart and advise everyone, Before becoming a Saint, they meditate slowly, reflect, try to search within their being the true reason, we must be honest with ourselves and understand the reason for the decisions we make. Find the answer in your heart, and it will be there.
A wonderful experience.
Someone asked me once How could I spend a year dressed in white, without looking at myself in a mirror, with my head shaved, going out and coming back at certain times, eating on mats and respecting certain rules different from our daily lives that as iyawo (recently started) we must comply? and I answered: I could thanks to the love for my religion; This person told me that having gone through all that was a great sacrifice, but from my heart I say that it was not for me my experience was something beautiful that I enjoyed to the fullest, with respect and humility, but above all, with a lot of faith.
My humble advice to those on the road ...
My advice is always, if you decide to approach the world of our powerful Orishas, do so, but accept the sacrifice, responsibility and respect that this entails. Accept it, and prepare your mind and heart to face changes in your life, it is a truly important decision for which not everyone is prepared, even today may not be the right time for you because you do not have the spiritual growth that is needed, but Mañana can be.
Being a good religious is in the heart.
Do not think that because you do not have Osha you will be less religious, less spiritual or less dedicated, you will not be less than anyone else, worse is if you enter this wonderful world and behaves inappropriately and disrespectfully towards the Orishas.
My gratitude towards my Orishas is infinite.
Make me holy, it was the light in the dark, the healing of my disease was life, protection and stillness. Osha allowed me to change, accept myself, love myself, it taught me to respect myself, to understand myself. Feeling protected by my Orishas, gave me the opportunity that I thought was lost, because it was without a doubt a sea of peace and faith for my life.