The past is gone, the future is uncertain, all we have now is this moment.
Let’s make it a good one.
Hold on to your truth and express it now when the world needs more truth to combat the steady diet of lies we’ve been fed our whole lives.
Everyone is worried about who’s racist and not racist as if it’s possible not to be tainted by the spectre of genocidal patriarchal capitalistic white mania.
We are all mired in this energy for our entire k-12 lives. Did you go to a public university named after a colonizer like I did? There is no escaping this. If the system didn’t get to you in these ways it will try everything it can to get to you in others.
It’s like any fearful thing, it must be faced for it to go away.
If we are all one and everything is everything, like the ancestors taught us and like wise singers sing, what hurts one of us hurts us all and we will never be healed until everyone is. Then that should give us all cause to care instead of being rebranded by white yoga moms as a method of spiritually bypassing racism: “We are all one, all lives matter.” That’s not very Shakti of you.
Let people say what they have to say without silencing them or controlling them now. We all have to check that inner cop that polices other people. It’s not your job to tell people they are right or wrong but to set boundaries, speak your truth and love unconditionally. If you’ve made it this far with your loved ones don’t turn away from them now, because now is the moment we need each other the most.
I thought I knew what I was talking about after so many years studying race, ethnicity, racism and intergroup relations. It turned out that I didn’t know shit. I had gone deep into study on how not to be racist after my ignorance and apathy caused me to hurt a friend by not being there for her when she had experienced racial trauma. She expected me to understand and I didn’t, either that or I just didn’t care. This system makes you complicit in it’s crimes and it breeds apathy and addiction because that is where it can thrive, in the spaces where it can cause people to become careless, so they care less.
I unlearned a lot through my research and deep thought but more than that I bypassed growth by trying to be right and do things the right way so that I could feel like I was in control. It wasn’t until a friend hurt me deeply by not being there for me when I had…