I went to my beach on the Atlantic today for the promised offering to Yemaya (the orisha mother of the oceans) since our recent move to the southeast US. I gave a necklace to the waves and then started walking back in the opposite direction. Often you don’t get a direct answer right off after an offering or sacrifice. But then a little girl in a blue and white bathing suit was weaving between us, splashing and saying ‘dancing in the waves’.
It wasn’t really warm enough to be in a bathing suit; seeing this beautiful little girl in Yemaya’s colors dancing in the waves was a wonderful gift. Hail holy mother Yemaya- and may the blessings of the waters be yours in this new year!