Chango and Oshun ideally are perfect for each other. Chango is the personification of the masculine figure. Oshun is the goddess of love, divinity, and beauty. These two forces coming together create the ultimate power couple. But when the Honeymoon is over and the spark is gone, all hell can break lose. Falling out of love is awful, and the experience can be worse than an addict detoxing in rehab. One of the reasons why love hurts so badly is because our emotional memory is twice as long as our mental memory.
Our emotional memory works more like a long distance marathon runner, while our mental memory is more of a sprinter.
Our emotional memory is like the energizer bunny. Even when we are old and suffer from long-term and short-term memory loss, our emotional memory keeps going and going and going.
Scientist and holistic heath practitioners believe that the emotional memory is part of the aura.
The aura is the invisible field that surrounds the body and all living organisms. The aura has bands of energy that all vibrate at different frequencies. The layer that Oshun rules over is called the emotional layer. Two people with similar vibrational frequencies are often attracted to each other. The invisible force that pulls them together is called magnetism. The field of magnetism is Chango’s domain. When two organisms, or people, continue to vibrate at similar frequencies, their auras began to merge. The feeling of falling in love is so intense because you are not only feeling your own emotions, but your partner’s as well.
However, the merging of auras can also produce a negative effect.
When the spark is gone, the chemistry is lost, so is the synergy and vibrational levels of a couple involved. It’s common sense, right? Wrong. Couples fail to understand that using lower emotions like arrogance, greed, jealousy, and envy are extremely toxic. Transferring negative energy to your partner is like giving him or her a disease. It kills the chemistry that two people share. Then, it makes it difficult to rebuild the relationship and get the “spark” back because the negative aspects of it are too strong. There are people who end relationships because they are “emotionally” draining. Just remember, if you’ve experienced the feeling of love, you are bonded to your partner, and feelings whether positive or negative are much more intense.
The best way to combat this is to use the yin and yang concept.
When one person is weak, the other partner must be strong. However, in order for this to work a couple has to understand what each other’s weaknesses and strengths are. They must also agree to continue to work together.
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That is the case in many situations in scenarios. Legend has it that Chango was the king of the Oyo, a great city in West Africa. He had numerous wives, but he was particularly fond of Oshun, the river goddess. Their marriage symbolizes a union of two great basic forces known as the feminine essence and the masculine power. This concept is similar to yin and yang and the ability of opposite forces to unite and same forces to repel and detract.
Chango is a representation of the ultimate masculine force.
He is dynamic, stimulating, and logical. He is a deity of great height and represents the skies and the heavens. His color is red, and he is considered hot, and is able to produce heat by breathing fireballs from his mouth. The goddess Oshun, on the other hand represents yin. She is the ultimate female essence. She is static, calming, and intuitive, much like the rivers she resides in. Chango and Oshun, much like yin and yang characterize two different types of energy, also known as chi, or in Yoruba, ashe.
In Chinese philosophy as well as in African practices, everything in nature is perfectly balanced.
If things become unbalanced then illness and malady may occur. Too much of Chango’s heat underlies pain and inflammation. Too much of Oshun’s coolness may cause blockages and stagnation. Both forces complement each other, and each force is needed to generate the spark needed for creation.
Chango’s heat can drive out Oshun’s cold.
While Oshun’s cold can reduce Chango’s heat. Oshun and Chango, much like yin and yang are relative to each other and there is always a relationship fostering a certain condition. One flows into the other and then returns. Their partnerships gives people the ability to understand that they cannot comprehend cold without feeling heat. Their relationship evolves and becomes stronger because there is in inherent checks and balance system that allows them to feed off of each other’s strength.
Oshun’s ice, when warmed by Chango can become water.
When Chango breathes out balls of fire, Oshun’s water becomes steam. In the Chinese system, as well as in African practice, all of life is a cycle of yin and yang, masculine and feminine, light and dark. When these forces come together, they generate an electric charge, or an unified supreme energy that sparked the creation of earth.