"In some sense, the word enlightenment is misleading. It is no more about the light than the dark. Resisting the shadow just makes it darker. It is not about becoming continuously blissful. It is about becoming more authentic, more genuinely here. It is about holding the light & the shadow all at once. Perhaps we should call the ultimate goal enrealment—the quest to live in all aspects of reality at once."
JBC, Ochún, ca. 2011. As Mary Cuthrell Curry put it in Making the Gods in New York: The Yoruba Religion in the African American Community:
She is the owner of gold and is therefore extremely wealthy. She is the Orisha who holds her mirror (one of her major symbols) up to a person and demands that there be love for what is seen. She wants a person to love him/herself as she does herself. Her other major symbols have to do with connection. She has needles with which it is said she sews society together. More recently she has taken to sewing machines…
Water Spirit Healing by Bianca Dorsey
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