Day 4 – Honoring Our Ancestors
Enekpe – African Goddess of Family. Enekpe is the Guardian of Destiny, particular within the familial blood line. It is said Her worshipers went to war, and were threatened with extinction. Enekpe offered Herself as a sacrifice in order to save Her people. She was buried alive on the field of battle, and Her tribe was saved, their linage blessed by Her blood for eternity.
My blood is made from your water
my body from your earth
my heart from your fire
my breath from your wind.
I am made from the women and men who came before me.
I call to you Enekpe, and give thanks for my ancestors
who fought for my existence.
I honor their sacrifices and their offerings.
I call to you Enekpe, in gratitude and thanksgiving
For the piece of you that lives within me,
Your divine spark will carry on in my body and spirit
Along with the gifts of my ancestors
To nurture the hearts of the family who will rise from my flame and ashes.