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Sambananda/ Sambista Yogini ( @sambananda )
✨ Oxum has great influence and inspiration on my work and life! To start many yalorixás (priestess) have told me that Oxum & Yemanjá are my Orixás. ✨ In the spirituality and mythology of Candomblé, the AfroBrazilian religion, the ancestors lived in balance and with great respect to nature and the natural world. Oxum is the energy of sweet waters: rivers, waterfalls and cascades, as well as lakes. This Goddess represents femininity, beauty and fertility. I invoke the energy of Oxum and focus on perceiving beauty, bringing my attention and awareness to all things. Being a daughter of Oxum, this happens naturally for/to me. Beautiful things catch my eyes: I know that beauty can be subjective, but the beauty of a flower, a pair of shoes, a sparkling earrings set, fabrics, someone smile, the way water makes it path down a stream or the extension of the arms when a dancers moves always gets my attention. This month I am conditioning my mind in finding beauty in everything specially in “hidden places”. And for that to happen I have to be truly present. I walk in places asking myself: what can you see here in this room that you haven’t noticed yet? Maybe a small detail in a cover of a book or like a butterfly I spotted this morning out of my window. ✨ Oxum’s movements are stunning. She dances embelishing herself, admiring her bracelets, moving over waters, gracefully shaking her fan and looking herself in the mirror. She is pure femininity!!! And I love how I feel in her presence. I feel Oxum in my body ✨ Oxum is the Orixá of abundance and prosperity. I walk down the streets paying attention of how the universe is: filled with energy, natural resources or man made things. I look at trees and parks and oceans, I look at cars and building and I say to myself “It’s all abundance!” When you feel disconnected from abundance or feeling any kind of “lack” in your life, I can swear this exercise helps you realign with the abundance of the universe. Great things happen. Oxum knows! ✨ Oxum is very beautiful and Oxum is generous. Oxum is female energy....Sit by a lake, a river or a water fountain. Connect with the energy of water & the abundance. See beauty including your own!