The Spirit of the River
Hello, Lovelies! I’d like to share with you today my favorite of Oshun tales.
Now…I’m going to INVITE you to listen closely, to listen outside of your culture.
For many, this story misses the mark, doesn’t make sense, seems insignificant.
But that is only if you are listening with the Western mind.
Instead, I encourage you to try an experiment.
I invite you to listen like you are the wind,
Like you have no culture who owns you.
Like you are part of the all and you have seen all and been all and even been breathed THOUGH all.
When you listen with these ears, you will begin to hear a new story emerging from the battle.
You will begin to see the power in woman…and the exponential power of women gathered in common mission.
My personal favorite way to sum up the morale of this tale:
Even the gods quake in the wake of gathered women.
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Story & Art credited in video.