Valeria Watson

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Mixed Media, performance art, couture fashion, immersive installations. 207 Coxe Ave, #4 Asheville, NC
I have an eclectic practice, where all of my spirtual studies fit cohesively into my daily practice. I encourage others to do the same as well; be open to lessons that you have recieved from all of your spiritual teachings. For me that comes from various places, like Zen meditation and the Violet Flame. But my overall practice is grounded in Ifa.

Ifa is the ceremonial life that constitutes the organizing principle of the traditional Yoruba religious vision, Isense. It is a view that finds human destiny "rooted in the breath of the Deities". The unique energies manifest as Ori, divine mind. The Orisha exist in the invisible world (òrun) and lived as humans beings in the planetary world (ayé). Some of the Orisha are listed below.
Art is My Practice...
An Artistic Practice grounded in African tradition
A Daily Practice
    Messenger, Opener of the Way, Trickster Eleguá (Elegguá) has a two-fold nature. When we are paying attention He helps us to be at the right place at the right time. When we are not centered the aspect of Esu manifests as chaos.
    Father of Orisa, Bringer of Peace and Harmony, Lord of White Cloth. He has male and female aspects and is the creator of all the Orishas and all human bodies, which were brought to life by Olodumare's smooth breath. He is the patron of the handicapped.
    Spirit of Motherhood, the Ocean, and the Moon She is the Deity of the living Ocean, considered the mother of all and the source of all the waters
  4. OSHUN
    Deity of Love, Beauty, and Healing and Sexuality She is the deity of the sweet or fresh waters, is widely loved, as she is known for healing the sick and bringing fertility and prosperity.
  5. OYA
    Female Warrior, Spirit of Wind, Storm, Thunder, and psychic energy. She is a powerful female warrior wielding lightning as she rides the winds into battle. She is the owner of the marketplace, and keeps the gates of the cemetery.
  6. Shango
    Fourth King of the Yoruba, Spirit of Thunder and Just Rulership. He is the Orisha of fire, lightening and thunder. His double edged blade delivers swift and just punishment to wrongdoers and oppressors.
  7. Ogun
    Lord of Metals, Minerals, Tools, War, Birds, Wild Beasts and Technology. He is the father of civilization in many ways, for it is by his strength that the path from orun (heaven) to ayé (earth) was cleared so that humanity and the Orishas could come to earth. He clears pathways.
Daily Practice & Commitment To Change
  • Daily spirtitual practice is a commitment you make to change yourself and your life experiences.
  • Take time each day to be grateful for the things you have in your life, for seeing what we have to be thankful for is benefitial in bringing about change.

  • Document your thoughts and desires on a regular basis. Over time, you will develp a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.

Make An Altar
The Altar is a sacred place for change.
  • The altar is a place we reserve for items we deem sacred. It is a quiet and clean space which represents our hearts. It is the place where change happens.
  • The important thing is that you come to it each day to meditate, to pray, to give thanks, and to ask for help for your self and others.
Call On Ancestors
Ancestors are family in the spirit world.
  • We are never alone, for we stand on the shoulders of those who have gone on before us. In this practice, we revere people who lived exemplary lives.
  • We look to our ancestors when we would like their blessings or to have a reconnection to our African past.
Daily African Alignment
Aligning Consciousness with a Divine Plan
  1. Formulate Goals: Develop a new paradigm for yourself. See a new vision of yourself and your surroundings.
  2. Formulate Affirmations: Say affirmations out loud each morning about the new you. Don't speak about an inexact future.
  3. Visualize your goals: See your goals already accomplished. Envision the life you want as a reality right now.
  4. Associate with Like Minded: Avoid negetive people, speech and thoughts about yourself and others. 
  5. Pray to ancestors & Creator: Include prayers for the entire world, for peace, for freedom and for equality.
  6. Meditate: Sit in mediation regularly in order to become aware of who you are.
  7. Show gratitude- Make offerings and give to those in spirit and those embodied.

​​​​Pink Oshun...

PINK OSHUN is the 21st Century Priestess in me. She is the modern woman, having the ability to both plug in and out of the matrix. As a business woman, I have the opportunity and freedom to follow my passions, while pursuing my spiritual journey and funding projects designed around community building and healing. 

Pink Oshun is the Feminist Goddess in me that challenges patriarchy from the standpoint that tracing our roots to the ancestry of our blood line  is an essential part of healing the traumatic injuries that white supremacy requires that we, black and white, honor our African roots. The journey of the Pink Oshun within is about bringing forth the healer within me to assist our community towards healing from our oppression.
She leads us on a modern eclectic path with the disciplines of prayer, meditation, and the creative arts. She guides me in building an intentional community that is sustainable and a diverseAfrican culture centric place for you. If you are interested in finding out who you are, discovering the Ancestral African bloodline within and beginning the journey of healing and self discovery; then Pink Oshun may very well resignate with you as well.
​​​​...The Violet Flame
​​SELF-TRANSFORMATION is one of the main goals of my practice. Like many spiritual alchemists my mission is to transfrom negetive energy within myself and around me into gold divine energy. I teach others to do this by using the violet flame.

The Violet Flame is the essence of a unique spiritual light. Violet has the highest frequency in the specrtrum and it is the point of transition to the highest octave of light. Radiant colors, more pure and rare than those found on earth, emanate from a brilliant, inner divine light. Just as a ray of sunlight passing through a prism refracts into seven colors, spiritual light splits into seven colors, or rays - each of which has specific divine qualities.

The violet flame is a unique spiritual energy that can help you in all areas of your life, it comes forth from the violet ray, which has the qualities of mercy, forgiveness, freedom and transmutation. You may use it to heal physical, emotional and spiritual problems. Once you start using the violet flame your relationships will improve and life will seem to become easier.

Once you have been working with the violet flame for a period of time you will begin to get a glimpse of the spiritual spectrum behind the physical reality as the ancients once did. This is a spiritual phenomenon that Saints and Alchemists throughout the ages have used for spiritual acension. 

This information was released to the public earlier this century by an Ascended Master called Saint Germain. Ascended Masters are enlightened spiritual beings who once walked the earth like you and me. They balanced their karma, paid their debts to life and fulfilled their reason for being. They then ascended, or reunited with God. You probably already know the names of a few Ascended Masters - Jesus Christ, Gautama Buddha and Krishna