As this calendar year draws to a close, it’s a time for reflection on and remembrance of years past, and for resolutions about the year ahead. It’s a time when many of us think about what the future may hold, and try to prepare ourselves to make the best decisions possible, to (as Oprah might put it) live our best lives.
In the Yoruba tradition, at junctions like these between one year and the next, one might call on the orisha energy of Eshu, the Divine Messenger, Guardian of the Crossroads. S/he (traditionally described as “he”, but orishas are without gender) makes all things possible.
So while many party the night away and awaken in a hungover stupor (giggle) on 1st January, I’ll be playing or singing Ella Andall‘s latest CD of oriki to Eshu – Moforibale Esu – and calling on the energy of possibility and foresight for the year ahead.
Blessings to all in this diverse holiday season. And much peace, love and possibility for the months and years ahead.