"Happiness is great medicine. Beyond satisfaction or getting what you want, authentic happiness can only result from living according to your true values. Throughout the African world, we see images and read accounts of happy slaves, who manage to express joy in the face of the most bizarre inhumanity and abuse, at the hands of the Spanish, English, French, Dutch and Portuguese colonizers.
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And while we reject the notion that our ancestors enjoyed slavery, it would be unwise to overlook the fact that they did maintain the spirit of joy that characterizes Africans all across the Contient. Orisa lifestyle cultivates happiness by continuously reaffirming your sense of belonging. Ever offering, prayer and ritual strengthens your participation in the Ancestral Promise. This indelible mission gives you a sense purpose and inspires you to live, to love and to learn intensely. This is what happiness is made of. Live the medicine! "