Seven African Powers
Last night the worst thunderstorm came through my area and woke me up from my sleep. I have never heard thunder so loud and so close to my home as I did last night. I love the sound of thunder as it reminds me of the great power of the creator and the many spirits aka gods/goddesses that dwell within our realm. But this thunder began to scare me as if it represented anger or dominance or a deity demanding we recognize its intense power. I remember waking up and thinking Chango (the African God of thunder) was either very upset or wanted my attention. I remember two days ago looking at lightening and thinking I should commune with Chango as he had something to tell me but I either got too busy or distracted and I didn’t. So as I was waking up last night to the sound of the most intense thunder I have ever heard in my life I realized that Chango had something to tell me. I also began to wonder if something in my home was acting like a lightening rod and attracting this thunder. I know that sounds like an odd thought to have but that was a thought that keep sitting in my mind as the huge clap of thunder kept rolling in my ears. I finally fell asleep and when I awoke this morning and walked into my living room I realized that I had forgotten to blow out my seven day 7 African Powers candle. I have read that the Seven African Powers are very powerful when combined. The Seven African Powers are seven African gods and goddesses. They are Legba, Obatala, Chango, Ogun, Oshun, Yemaya and Oya. I totally believe that all needs of all areas of life can be met with these seven Orishas/Loas. At any rate I realized it was this candle that was connecting with that thunder last night. The one thing I realized this morning is that the Orishas and Loas are very real, very powerful and very intelligent and very dignified African deities and I’m glad to be getting to know them.