When we approach Orisa Lifestyle from a developmental perspective, we begin to appreciate preparation, training and trust.
Preparation means readiness. It suggest ability to act and respond appropriately. At each developmental phase, preparation varies. Generally speaking, beginners require a more controlled and detailed preparation than seasoned practitioners.
Training means proficiency. It suggests the ability to perform skillfully. Whereas preparation is akin to orientation, training is more closely associated with activity. As your skill increases, your training becomes more specialized and challenging.
Trust means confidence. It is the foundation for all development, spiritual, material or otherwise. Trust is reflected in the quality of your relationships to others. As trust increases, so does risk taking. When people believe in one another, they become more comfortable with giving blind, unconditional support.
Together, preparation, training and trust reveal the importance of time in spiritual development. Orisa Lifestyle is a lot like farming or raising a family. It cannot be accellerated. From beginning to end, you must remain attentive to the specific needs of each developmental phase and offer what is most appropriate for promoting sustainable growth.
This is what prompts the elders to say that patience is the father of character. The elder who has patience has all the blessings of life. Learn more about developmentally appropriate spiritual growth: www.OrisaLifestyle.com
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Obafemi Origunwa, MA
Thought leader, Ifa priest and author of four definitive books, Obafemi Origunwa inspires metamorphosis through living the medicine that will heal your life and heal the lives of the people you're destined to serve.