Family Faith: Faith is having inner strength and confidence based on your trust in a higher power. It's also based upon your direct experience. When you try something new, unknown, or even dangerous, you need a certain amount of faith. It takes faith to board a plane to fly. You need faith in the pilots, co-pilots, the engine and electrical system, the compass, and all of the airplane’s instruments. When you face challenges that seem impossible, but are inevitable, you need faith. The following activity reminds you that faith helps you reach your goals and that you will benefit from keeping faith central to all aspects of your life.
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In Orisa Lifestyle, the Creator is called Olodumare. Some people are of the opinion that Olodumare is synonymous with God, G-d, Allah, Brahma and other cultural expressions of the Supreme being. This is what anthropologists call parallelism. It is an effective way to talk ABOUT theological principles, like Olodumare. But, when you wish to communicate DIRECTLY with Olodumare, you cannot use the Bible, Quran or the Sutras. If you want to know the origin and nature of Olodumare, you cannot refer to the laws of physics, the periodic table or history books. Of course, our faith in Olodumare is grounded in personal experience. But our experiences are contextualized by the sacred texts of Ifa, which is the definitive source of the theology of Orisa Lifestyle. To learn more about Olodumare, enroll in the Fundamentals of Orisa Lifestyle.
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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.