This month we’ll continue our exploration of the Orisa with Osain (or Osanyin) the Orisa of the Plant Kingdom and of all the wonderful things our green friends bring into our lives. Even if many of the qualities of the Osain energy resonate with you the only certain way to know who your guardian is, would be to have your Life Path read. Each of us has a connection to every Orisa, your Guardian Orisa isn’t necessarily the one you feel most akin to. If you’re interested in taking a big step forward towards living a Purpose Driven Life then click here to sign up for your Life Path Discovery Session.
Osain is associated with the earth element. He occurs in nature in the form of plants, from grass to flowers, from vegetables to trees, Osain is responsible for everything that grows from the earth. He is responsible for everything that plants make possible, literally for the existence of animal life on our planet. Osain creates the bounty of the harvest allowing humans to thrive. But plants don’t only sustain us in day to day life they also heal us in times fo sickness or disease.
Osain teaches us about passive protection showing us how plants use toxin and thorn to keep themselves safe even though they are rooted to a single place. Through his energy we can learn about attraction like the beautiful flowers and fruit that plants create. At its deepest level the Osain matrix teaches us how to have our feet planted firmly on the ground while reaching for the light like the most ancient of trees.
Osain is a very diverse energy that is also found in just about any environment on the planet. Even in the midst of the concrete jungle there are plants everywhere. Growing out of cracks in the pavement and in the pots and planters of the city dwellers. In the deep desert, and the high arctic, plants are in hibernation just under the surface waiting for their opportunity to sprout and grow. Their tenaciousness is another thing that the Osain energy brings to the table.
Osain brings balance to our growth allowing us to learn that steady progress over time is sometimes the best way to go. But, when a sudden burst of progress is needed we can connect with the energy of plants that have very little time in which to complete their life-cycles in order to take advantage of powerful opportunities.
Osain’s power places are anywhere there is an abundance of plants. Great forests with their ancient trees are particularly wonderful places to connect as are lush jungles. Plankton blooms in the ocean would also be an expression of the Osain energy. It’s important to remember that aquatic plants are also part of his matrix. An oasis in the desert is also a place where we can unite with the power of Osain to survive in the harshest environments.
We can work with he attractive qualities of Osain to bring more people into our lives. This energy will be more subtle than the direct flirting of Osun. Plants us bright colors, sweet perfume, and delicious fruit to get other species to help them reproduce. So when working with the attraction aspects of Osain remember that you will likely attract people from far and wide with the energy. Be careful what you wish for.
There are a great many things that can be offered to Osain. Any plant or flower is appropriate as are essences, oils and incenses derived from plants. It is important to understand the qualities of the plant being offered so that you achieve the desired effect. Some flowers are very beautiful but also toxic so one needs to be cautious about when to offer them. Think about what you’re trying to achieve with the offering and then find a plant that fits. Eucalyptus for cleansing, camomile for relaxation, coffee plant or beans for energy and focus, etc. .
People who have chosen a specific Orisa as their guardian are referred to as children of that Orisa. While they may reflect many of the Orisa’s qualities, they don’t do it perfectly. Human beings are connected to all of the Orisa energies. Each of us has a unique balance based on those connections. That’s why you’ll find that children of any given Orisa are so different.
These are some of the qualities Osain’s children possess :
One would connect with Osain for strength, for healing, and to make oneself more attractive. Osain can also be a powerful grounding force allowing us to reach for the light with our feet firmly on the ground. .
IIf you’re looking to for balanced growth, sustenance, or to deepen your connection to the plant kingdom, then connecting regularly with the Osain energy is the way to go. One of the best ways to connect with the Osain energy is through the Journey to Osain Vision Quest that you can access here.
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You can also use this prayer to reach out to the energy. I hope you’ve enjoyed this exploration of Osain. Let me know how your connecting goes.
I’ve been a full-time life coach, and mentor, since 2007. I’ve helped clients: find new careers or enrich the ones they’re in; discover new love or renew a fading relationship; deal with the stresses of day to day living, and of course deepen into the spiritual dimension of life..