15 Years of Blessings


Shekere Yemayá

Today, December 12, is a special day for me. 15 years ago I gave all of who I am to Yemayá. There are so many lessons I have learned from her, so many blessings I have received. She along with Aganjú my father are the center of my spiritual life.


There is not one day I have regretted of this journey. Every day since she became my North has been one where I have had purpose, direction and love. She is at the heart of who I am.


I do not have a lot of time before I head to work today, but I can’t let this moment go by without publicly sharing it with all who read this blog. I also want to send blessings to my godfather Jose Bravo Jr. (Omioké) and to my oyugbona José Bravo, Sr. igbae (Adé Kolá).


There were many who touched my life on that day, many more who helped me along the way, including my adoptive godfather Jose Merced, Yeguedé to whom I always am thankful beyond words. My husband, Elefunké, my children Oggún Addá Araí and iyawó Elegua (Ayótomiwá), and my mother, Omí Eshú Adé are my strength, than you for being with me every step of the way.


Thank you for sharing my life, this spiritual journey and for reading my words. These few lines are but a pathways to the depths of my brain, to the core of my soul where today there is nothing but happiness.


You are welcome to enjoy it with me.


Omimelli Oní Yemayá Achagbá



Someone stole a pastelito de guayaba! Look at those whiskers covered in sugar!!

PS. My crazy cat could not resist the tempting items and was surprised partaking of sweets. Oh well, we are all Olofi's creations.


Responses to 15 Years of Blessings

  1. Juan Carlos says:December 14, 2013 at 10:22 amBendiciones para ti todos los dias de yu vida, y para ese gran oricha YEMAYA. Que sigas siendo tan feliz como te sientes ahora, todos los dias de tu vida. bye

  2. Omimelli says:December 15, 2013 at 8:05 pmJuan Carlos Muchisimas gracias por tu nota! Omimelli

  3. Kjerstin says:December 16, 2013 at 12:27 am~~Namaste~~ Blessings ~~~ to you Omimelli, it is when we look back we can see how far we have come ~~ Thank YOU for sharing this with us.

  4. Omimelli says:December 17, 2013 at 1:36 amKjerstin Thank you for your good wishes, it is beautiful to count on your presence Omimelli

  5. OceanLove7 says:February 10, 2014 at 10:15 pmMany blessings to you Omimelli! I joined this blogsite because of all the wisdom you’re kind enough to share. Your godchildren are so very lucky to have you to guide and teach them. blessings–from OceanLove7, another omoYemaya

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