Say a prayer of your choice each time you put on the bracelet.
Yemaya Prayer: “Yemaya 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.”
Yemaya is the celestial mother of all living things, the queen of heaven, earth and all waters. She resides in the ocean and her children are countless like the fishes in the sea. Like the ocean tides, Yemaya is a calming ebb of mystery, the energy of the waves that rejuvenates life. The rhythmic movements of water and hushing quiet of water to sand seems to melt one into reflection and serenity.
Yemaya is the mother of many of the other Orishas as well. In addition to being a loving mother she is a fierce protectress. She can fight with a machete and bathe in the blood of her enemies. Yemaya is often depicted as a voluptuous black woman with full breasts dressed in blue. Her colors are blue and clear. Yemaya’s number is 7. Yemaya can help to make your life more stable and offer you security. She is the mother of all, so she is often called upon when women are seeking children or have fertility issues. Job, money, home, lasting love, and family.
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 bracelets 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 bracelets 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 6 to 9 inches long adjustable pull string bracelet.