As Spirit continues to take me on journey after journey of self healing and self real’EYE’zation, I’m ecstatic and amazed at all the tools we have to heal our wombs and our body vehicles as a whole. Seems Mother Earth and our Ancestors left us a lot to work with, unbeknownst to us. The unfortunate thing about the aspects of healing is that WE (the melanated) ones, are the one’s who’ve been hoodwinked the MOST. I say this because every other culture continues to hold on in some way or another to the rituals and cultural upbringings once extended to them by their Ancestors and the wise ones. Also, what annoys me is that there is ALWAYS a culture who says this started here and this start over here. When if we look at it in FULL view, of what really seems to make sense, it’s that each of these tools that have come from Ma’at ie; Mama Earth and the Ancestral realm, we would see that we are each practicing the same or at least very similar rituals. It’s all about healing. That said, I wanted to make mention of a tool that seems rather simplicit and only appears to be about adorning the body. We as the goddess energy love to beautify ourselves with gold, silver, rings, necklaces and much more! Given that, here’s an adornment that is MUCH more than something to enhance ourselves with. Waist beads, are a tool and have been a tool used for womb healing for a long time. From my research, I have come across a few tidbits of why our Ancestors and the Yoruba culture has used waist beads. In the Yoruba diaspora they have a belief system that waist beads are good for eroticism as well as a form of birth control. They feel that the beads help to portray the chastity of a maiden or sensuality. Brides seduce their spouses with the beads. It says the way she shakes her buttocks can depict her morals either seductive or reserved. As far as fertility and births are concerned they sometimes use a nut shell called the Lagidigba to signify multiple births. In Africa, the women over there use waist beads to protect themselves from negative energy. The old traditions attribute them to having healing powers. Some women even use them as an instrument for losing weight. It is said that the colors of the rainbow have balancing properties. It’s said that if you know what you’re doing, by adding healing crystals and certain gem stones, this will benefit in healing certain ailments. The women who wear waist beads feel they should be worn below the belly. Women of all shapes and sizes wear waist beads. No body structure is excluded. Isn’t this just awsome! To have the gift of this adornment as a healing tool, as well! I sure think so! So much so, that I have made my own! It was so much fun making them and I connected to Spirit as well. Pure bliss!