Few will admit to it, but most people who are attracted to Orisa Lifestyle are really just seeking power. Unfortunately, because they also refuse to work, the overwhelming majority usually settle for beads, pots and titles.
Contrary to popular belief, Orisa is not a pathway to power. If you take just a cursory glance at the global hubs of Orisa Lifestyle you can see that our people are not powerful. In the mainstream societies of Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba and elsewhere, Orisa devotees are an after thought, at best. At worst, our position is not even considered at all.
It is time for us to outgrow this childish pursuit of magical powers that would somehow make us exempt from the imperatives of reality. In the adult world, people appreciate the fact that indispensability is greater than power.
Becoming indispensable boils down to your ability to take charge of three areas of your life:
As you master these three areas of activity, you will become more and more indispensable. Gradually, your influence will increase.
According to the philosophy and world view of Orisa Lifestyle, water is the epitome of indispensability. The elders say, “omi la bu we, omi labu mu, eni kan ki b’omi s’ota” meaning “it is water we wash with, it is water we drink, none could afford enmity with water.”
Even if water claims a life or floods an entire community, nobody will dare attempt to destroy water. Anybody foolish enough to do so will immediately regret his lack of judgement. Furthermore, each Orisa has a unique relationship to water. They ALL make generous use of it.
Here are some ways to position yourself as an indispensable member of any group, team or institution:
Remember, the people who go around saying they're indispensable probably aren't. If you're truly indispensable, you won't need to remind people. They will remind YOU!