New concept: Yémayà
dea della fertilatà
An exceptional ecologic slow farm lodge that connects.
to inspire yourself and others
Harnessing your 'born' talent at Yémayà
In our society we are often stuck in our “educated” talent. An “educated” talent is something we learned to do, often we think we must because of the social pressure. There is nothing wrong with an “educated” talent, but it does not bring you the satisfaction and pleasure you need to find infinite happiness.
Yémayà is a place where people can re-find and develop their “born” talent. A “born” talent is something you do almost automatically and gives you energy and joy. I belief that when you can find, grow, and share your “born” talent it will bring you infinite happiness!
Empowering your 'born' talent: Yémayà's toolset and community
Yémayà provides a certain toolset which can be used to search, develop and share your “born” talent. The yémayist is actively involved in creating a community that supports each other quest. And making Yémayà into a caring place where they can share passionately their “born” talent.
Nature and mother earth instinctively empowers our “born” talent and is used as base for Yémayà. That’s why Yémayà will be in balance with nature, meaning that everything we do is based on an ecological cycle.
The elemental source of Yémayà: nurturing growth and connection
The source of Yémaya are 5 elements and everything is a translation of one of those elements. This way every person in Yémayà can identify him/herself with an element which needs attention and enable this person to grow and be an active part of Yémayà.
The name Yémayà
Yémayà = Yey Omo Eja = Mother whose children are fish
This represents the vastness of her motherhood, her fecundity, and her reign over all living things.
She has her origin at the Yoruba tribe in West Africa. She is an Orisha, a spirit sent by a higher divinity as guidance for all creation and of humanity, in how to live and be successful on Ayé (EARTH). But is also known in South America because of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, where she is the Queen of the Ocean, the patron spirit of the fishermen and the survivors of shipwrecks, the feminine principle of creation, and the spirit of moonlight.
She is often syncretized with Virgin Mary or the Virgin of Regla (black virgin) of the Catholic Church. Yémayà is motherly and strongly protective, and cares deeply for all her children, comforting them and cleansing them of sorrow. According to myth, when her waters broke, it caused a great flood creating rivers and streams and the first mortal humans were created from her womb.
Yémayà: embodiment of light blue serenity and divine fertility
Colors: light blue and crystal
Ritual garment color: light blue
Ritual jewelry or necklace: crystalline beads
Symbols: shells, sea stones
Sacred objects: porcelain, white jars or metal, fruits and earthen basins
Offers: white roses
Saturday is the consecrated day of Yémayà
She is seen as the Goddess of Humanity and Goddess of Fertility.