Orenda is is an Iroquois Indian belief of a spiritual power inherent in people and their environment. Orenda is present, in varying degrees, in all animate and inanimate natural objects as a transmissible spiritual energy capable of being exerted according to the will of its possessor. Orenda is the spiritual force of nature and orenda is the spiritual force by which human accomplishment is attained or accounted for. With orenda one is empowered and able to affect the world around them in positive ways. Orenda is supernatural, divine, extraordinary, and inherent – it’s the power within us (and all living things).
Pulsing all around us /within our soul the same /this power that consumes us /drives and guides our aim. / Orenda, divine and natural / Orenda, magical and sane / the vibrational energies that feed our heart and brain. /Without this supernatural essence /what would be our gain? / Without this energetic fusion / how would we remain? /Orenda gives us meaning / a power to effect / a way to weave the world with love as well as honor and protect. ~ Ella
I find orenda to be a word that rings true in my heart and it’s a power I fully believe in and can sense in myself, others, and in nature. How about you?
Namaste ~ Ella
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