Say a prayer of your choice each time you put on the necklace.
Oshun Prayer: “Oshun please guide and protect me. Open the doors of opportunity by removing obstacles from my path. Give me courage to overcome my problems and defeat my enemies. Bring justice and balance to my life by bestowing your wisdom upon me. With your powers please give me the strength to fight and win my daily battles. I am ready for your winds of change that bring prosperity to my realm. Amen.”
Oshun is the Orisha of sweetness, love, and beauty. She is the embodiment of feminine grace, and is a flirtatious coquette. She is a generous and loving mother, but she can also quickly turn bitter if she is wronged. Once she is soured, she is unforgiving and unbending. Oshun can accomplish miracles untold. She is the youngest of the Orishas and is depicted as a flirtatious, mixed race woman dressed in yellow, gazing in a mirror. Oshun’s colors and yellow and amber. Her number is 5.
Orishas are spiritual beings who have been tasked with maintaining this Earth, watching over the affairs of humanity and each has dominion over a portion of nature. Each Orisha is identified with natural forces as well as with human interests or endeavors. These Orishas are mediators between humanity and the Supreme Being.
Pray to Orishas because they are already in heaven, and they can intercede for you. In moments of anxiety, you need to hope and believe in something that helps you recover faith and maintain peace in your life.
Bead necklaces can be worn as a rite of passage that helps change a person’s destiny for the better. Think of it as a prescription that should be undertaken by those who have a need for it to heal their lives. “Eleke” means beads, and the elekes are simple bead necklaces in the patterns and colors of Orishas, Saints, and Gods. It is a good idea to wear it to clear the mind of negativity and connect to higher guidance.
Approximately 34 inches long.