I have been filled with gratitude during my entire journey. The amount of support I've received is remarkable. This journey has been a huge conformation for me. I am committed to shining light on the beauty of our culture and sharing the wisdom that has been left for us by our ancestors. When you get a chance take some time to click the links below to read the interviews and articles written about me and my journey.
Excerpt From The Nerve Africa Article "SIANA, THE AMERICAN LADY WHO VISITED NIGERIA FOR INITIATION SAYS SHE HAS FOUND HER PURPOSE"
By Penelope O.
My experience while being initiated was amazing, enlightening, challenging, thought-provoking, intense, scary, uncomfortable, and liberating all at the same time. It brought me to a place of full surrender and trust. Being in Africa was such a huge culture shock for me and a shift from what I’m used to at home. I didn’t realize how entitled I was. Being in the country side of Nigeria, sleeping on a wooden mat, spending 7 days in a stone hut with no windows, using the bathroom outside, some days the electricity would come on at night, some days it wouldn’t and I would be in complete darkness. I’ve learnt that happiness doesn’t come from the material things that we have. True happiness comes from our connection with the spirit and the people around us. Although the people I was with lived a simple life, they where rich beyond measure. Their hearts were wide open and they treated me like I was their child. They bathed me, took me to the bathroom, dressed me, fed me, prayed for me, held me when I needed comforting, and took care of me. Even though there was a language barrier, we communicated through our love for each other. Love truly is the language of the universe.
Excerpt From The Nerve Africa Article "AN AMERICAN LADY IS TRAVELING TO LAGOS, NIGERIA TO BECOME AN IFA PRIESTESS"
By Niyi Aderibigbe
Siana believes at the root of everything in our world is spirit. “The spiritual plane directly effects and influences everything we experience in the 3rd dimension. Going even further I believe spirit is the orchestrator of our entire universe,” she says.The priestess in the making reinforces her point saying “before we are humans we are spiritual beings”. Based on this belief, Siana claims that having a solid spiritual practice is important in living a fulfilled life, having healthy relationships, and most importantly reaching one’s highest potential.“I found that being grounded in a spiritual practice helps decrease worry, fear, and depression. There’s a new awareness of acceptance when one commits to having a spiritual practice,” Siana says. However, her assertion about spiritual/religious practice will not make Siana despise those who do not belief in the existence of God or gods. She has a word for them: “Having a spiritual practice is a choice, so you don’t have to believe in anything outside of yourself but do yourself a favor and love yourself and others. My request for you is to everyday set the intention to improve your life, be open to learning, and willing to listen.”