Òrìsà Lifestyle seeks to rescue for the contemporary man and woman the virtues of village culture. At its best, òrìsà lifestyle will help you to think, behave and experience life in a way that is congruent with the organizing principles of collective greatness. The Òrìsà Lifestyle Academy is dedicated to helping devotees properly manage their experience by outlining proper learning and development strategies. In this regard, I have worked to systematically introduce devotees to Yorùbá indigenous knowledge systems and to help them to grasp the essential aspects of the practice. To that end, I have identified five pillars of spiritual learning and development:
Taken in this context, we immediately have a filtration system for defining iwa rere – good character. In other words, what is good for the land, family, labor, community and commerce is bound to be universally good for all. Òrìsà Lifestyle Academy (OLA16) is a movement that creates opportunities for you to live the medicine by choosing small actions that have big impacts on you, your wallet and your local environment. Whereas the religion represents the vision of Yorùbá spirituality, OLA16 is Yorùbá spirituality in ACTION. Knowledge is potential. Action is power! Live the medicine! OLA16 is all about helping conscientiousness devotees achieve their goals through living the medicine, not just in the shrine, but in the super market, at work and in the community. This is in keeping with the teachings of Ifá, which tell us that “…we, as human beings, we are Olódùmarè’s elect, designed to renew the world. We are ènìyàn – the chosen ones” (Ajanaku 1970). Call 510.485.2336 for details on how you can live the medicine.
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