7 months ago
Awoche Nago !!!! Let’s talk Ogou today . There is a whole tribe of Ogous . Growing up I only knew about one Ogou - Ogou Feray . But there are many Ogous : Ogou Chango , Ogou Balandjo,St Jak Majeur , Ogou Ashade , Ogou Batala and more ... they all share the same principles of power - power to create and to destroy , the aspect of war and protection . They are part of the Nago family - originating from Nigeria .They each have their nuances which should be respected.
Let me tell you a little story about Ogou Balendjo that happened exactly a month ago at the #sankofaretreat - one of the participants had a lot of negative energy latching on to her and a LOT of Healing was necessary . The darkness was revealed and it was time to take it out ... I called on to Minokan- then suddenly, everyone felt the presence . I saw / felt Ogou Balendjo come down on his horse to come heal this woman , before I could say it , before anyone said anything everyone was acting accordingly- everyone made room for him to come and heal this woman- not a word was said about his arrival , yet everyone backed up for Ogou Balendjo to come heal this woman . He then came to me to direct me on how to proceed, and was instructing the other participants to sing . The energy was so potent that the day after - it was a big topic of conversation although there was no one who discussed it while it was happening . We even mentioned the sudden smell of horse manure that invaded us as soon as we felt his presence .
This story also leads me to this - NO spirits do not only manifest during a Vodou ceremony!!!! The Loas are always present and if you truly have your connection with them ALL you need is that connection . I love having my Asson - but I’ve always been able to reach to my lwas and have them come in many many many different forms . Vodou and connection does not start with initiation it is in you - it is YOU ! At the retreat that I host , the whole perimeters is surrounded by Lwas and Gads- they are aware of this gathering and guide me through this gathering for MONTHS ! It is Divinely sacred and one experiences that upon arrival ! Awoche Nago !!!