"Ẹni tó ńretí àti sùn akán, á pẹ́ l'èbúté." Whoever is monitoring when the crab sleeps would be long at the river bank. In reality, this proverb goes well with another wise saying that advises you not to carry water in a sieve (perforated bowl). Both are attempts to remind you to not waste time and energy on fruitless efforts. Hoping the elites will relinquish money and power to the sons and daughters of Africa - just because it's morally correct - is as foolish as waiting to see and sleeping crab or carry water in a sieve. Power concedes nothing without a struggle. That's what Frederick Douglass taught. Today, the struggle is as simple as organizing your community, spending your money together and using your natural gifts and talents to serve your ancestors. It is small things like these that create a major impact over time. At the OLA16 Retreat, you'll meet like-minded devotees from around the country, who are dedicated to bringing about the Good Condition. Learn more at www.OrisaLifestyle.com/retreat.
Live the Medicine
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.