Have you ever had something written that when it was time to change or update you felt nostalgic and couldn’t get rid of it? That’s only me?
I’m that way when it comes to some writing (okay, a lot of it). I’m in the mist of changing the Orisha Wisdom ABOUT PAGE, and changed the layout a bit… but couldn’t get myself to delete the beginnings of Orisha Wisdom and its mission. What could I do? The only thing I could do… give it its own home! Right here.
About Orisha Wisdom
Orisha Wisdom is about Community, Spirituality and Empowerment. Let me go into how it was born to better explain it’s mission.
The best time to learn in our traditions and to commune is really after an event. When the drummers have left, the food has been served, most of the guests have left and people are sitting down resting their tired feet from all the work that has just happened, is when the real conversations begin. As an aleyo, I was full of questions, and no amount of answer was enough to satiate all the religious hunger that I had. Fast forward to many (many) years later I noticed on a topic that just kept coming up on many conversations. Not only within our spiritual house, but at other events. The topic was ‘I wish that I would have known….. when I was an aleyo/aborisha/earlier on’. On our last Festival, this topic came about again, but the idea was ignited, because there were a million things that would have made my personal journey a lot more enjoyable, spiritual, and when you know better…. You do better. I knew that if others would have had the knowledge sifted from the noise of the internet, many books, many forums, and other areas — it would cut down on the overwhelm and give a map of sorts to help navigate these waters which can sometimes be calm and serene, and sometimes be tempestuous.
Orisha Wisdom Goals
It is the desire to bring to you not only the experiences from 20+ years that I spent trying to find my way into our faith, but also the experiences of others. It is the desire to provide Positivity to help in your daily activities, as well as strength to deal with negativity which can come from others who do know nor understand our traditions. It is the desire to bring a Community in which people can feel comfortable to learn, ask questions and know that we were all ‘there’ at one point in our lives. I hope to bring the Tools to help in getting the knowledge or map to kick off your journey into a wonderful start.