Orisa Lifestyle Seminar
Brunch & Book Signing for People Who Want to Live the Medicine
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Youth Uprising 8711 MacArthur, Oakland, CA 94605
There is a path that the soul takes from one generation to the next. Likewise, each family lineage represents the embodiment of the soul's journey as it seeks to complete its sacred mission. In this journey, you have been called to make a meaningful contribution to the world, according to your family's unique mission. In this regard, the truth and beauty of your personal destiny is marked from the beginning and the critical events of your life - your cohort of friends, love interests, educational pursuits, legal battles, illnesses and losses - conspire to activate your natural gifts and talents and enable you to express something that only you can bring into the world. Each step you take upon the predestined pathway of the soul can bring healing and understanding to you and those were born to serve, no matter what mistakes you have made, no matter what limitations you have placed upon yourself or have been placed upon you by others.
It is far too easy to feel lost, disillusioned and betrayed in a world of greed, prejudice and materialism. As institutionalized violence - even against those who are most compliant - increases every day, you probably feel overwhelmed from time to time. But always remember this, no matter how difficult it is to understand what is happening in the world around us, you are in the greatest danger when you lose connection to the pathway of our own soul. When you lose this true sense of self, which is grounded in the mysteries of your bloodlines, you forfeit the natural source of wisdom that gives birth to your purpose and ultimate happiness. As you learn to listen to the voice of your ancestral guardian soul, you find the inner speech that is most instructive, most compassionate and most true. You have not sent yourself into the world, after all. You were sent here to complete the errand started by your ancestors at the very dawn of time. Let us consider the continuation of the sacred text mentioned above, which teaches us this way:
One day, all kinds of people;
good people and those who do not allow good
in other people’s lives gathered together.
They then went to Òrunmìlà.
They said “Coming back and forth to earth tires us, Òrunmìlà.
Therefore, please allow us to rest in heaven.”
Òrunmìlà said “You cannot avoid going back and forth to earth
Until you bring about the Good Condition that Olódùmarè has ordained
for every human being.
After then, you may rest in heaven.”
- Holy Odu IrosunIwori
As we face the storms of change and tragedy that increasingly characterize contemporary life, we desperately need places of refuge. One of the first places to look for refuge is deep inside yourself. This is not a call to rugged individualism, however. You were not born alone. You do not live alone. You do not make the journey of life alone. Countless thousands of supporters have gone before you, accompany you in this very moment and will follow the path that you establish in your lifetime. As you learn to follow the subtle rope of life, that links you to your infinite resources, you move closer to the places of deep unity and harmony that are part of your inner nature and secretly part of the natural world as well. Amidst the chaos of a world gone terribly wrong you can still find the harmony and rhythm of the body, as well as the song within your soul that will help to bring about the Good Condition.
In the depths of your soul a spark of vitality and creativity is waiting to be awakened. As you learn to increase your connection to this inner spark, you will be pleased to encounter the intermediaries of the soul, those unexpected guides and teachers, the faithful friends and healers, the animal totems and spiritual cohort who have been sent awaken you to a greater sense of your true identity. You are eniyan, the chosen ones, who have been specially selected by Olódùmarè, the Supreme Being, to bring about theGood Condition.
Join us on this path of discovery as we live the medicine that will heal our lives and heal the lives of those we are destined to serve.
DATE: Saturday, August 22, 2015
TIME: 9.00 am - 11.30 am
8711 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605
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.