It’s something I’m undying-ly active about. There is this stuff we need all of a sudden, and boom! The muertos start talking to me, and they tell me who to go to, like they know the religion too. I guess our ancestors just know our feelings. And when we do rituals to them, for honor and veneration, and they just come to me and give me hints. Here! Look in that book. Or I’ll just get names in my head, that’s what’s constant. If we need something, another part of my head switches open and this knowledge pops out. I go to my godfather ALL the time, seeking references, testing my feelings and reading of the spirits/mpungo and I turn out to be right. Like the ritual I did for my husband to get unemployment. I heard “Mama Chola” and my ideas just opened up after that, and then I was talking to my godfather and Zarabanda told him that this would work. I’m getting confirmations all the time.
So when I’m initiated into Palo formally, I think I will be a kick ass Yaya someday.