Oya, Queen of the Cemetery

Oya is the Orisha Goddess of the Wind, Storms, and Change. An orisha is a deity of the Yoruba people of Africa, specifically Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast. The Yoruban religious beliefs and worship of the orishas spread from Africa to the New World via the Atlantic slave trade, and formed the foundation of […]

Relationships as Spiritual Lessons

It was the end of a relationship and my unexpected stumble back into the dating world that caused me to realize exactly what being a spiritual person meant.  I had met a few friends for dinner, drinks, and dish. There was about eight of us, a table full of thirty-somethings representing every demographic of race, […]