As told by Andrée Morgana:
The Orixas and the Healing Waters of Mount Shasta
When I first moved to Mount Shasta in the summer of 2008, I began to go regularly to the Headwaters at the Mount Shasta City Park. This is a place where the water comes from the mountain. People from all over the world come to this place to get water, as they say it is very pure and filled with healing qualities.
Water Has A Voice
One day when I was there filling a container with water I heard the waters say that I should sing songs of the Orixás when filling the bottle and the influence of the Orixás will come into the water. Then I heard to take these bottles and “dress” them in the colors of the various Orixás. Further I heard that when people drink of this particular water, they will receive the healing from the mountain as well as the blessings and protection from the Orixás.
Our Participation Is Important
I have been doing this every month since 2008. These days I can perceive the waters are appreciative of my recognition of the fundamental forces found within these waters, as well as my participation in helping to facilitate the enlivening of these forces so that when others drink of the waters they will receive those forces for their own healings. All that to say, we as individuals have an opportunity to actively engage with our universe and it’s interactions with our earth. We can be participants in the process of our universe healing us, others, and our earth.
What are the Orixás?
Orixás are energy formations, or vibrations that form the fundamental structures of our universe. These energy formations can also be found on earth as well as within the human physiology. In the past there were great Seers who perceived these energy formations and who showed others how to connect with the life nourishing qualities that these energies have to offer. There are cultures and traditions that have kept alive this understanding of the Orixás and today this knowledge is becoming available to the American people.