June 2020 Newsletter
Cracked Wide Open
These last 3 months have been life-changing for all of us – and not all of it comfortable or even remotely positive.
Some of it has pushed us to the brink and cracked us wide open as we face our inner demons of anxiety with the unknowns of COVID 19 – and more recently, the centuries old racism and bigotry that is now in clear view of everyone.
It’s as though we needed the last 3 months of fear and hardship to have this split wide open in this manner — so far open that there’s no putting it back together the way it was.
We can and must change.
It has become crystal clear that we cannot get what we want by snuffing out someone else’s candle. That does not cause our light to burn brighter.
And yet somehow there is a way in which we as a species have been operating from that stance, either consciously or unconsciously, for centuries.
Whenever we see someone who looks different enough from ourselves that we can deem them “the other” — and we make up stories about them that allow us to take advantage of them and build our fortunes on their backs — that is racism.
It is time to wake up and recognize the complexity and depth of what we are dealing with as a nation … and all over the world.
Brené Brown just did an excellent podcast with Ibram X. Kendi on “How to Be an Antiracist.” I found it clear and compelling. It spells it out for us … and gives us a clear path to change it.
Please go and educate yourself. I grew up in an integrated and peaceful neighborhood. And I discovered I was woefully ignorant about the racism that’s now facing the nation.
And face it we must if we are to survive as a species.
In my world, I speak and teach about energy — how matter and form follow the flow of energy. How we act from an innate integrity when there is an integrated flow of energy and connection throughout the body.
It is time to build our integrity muscles by standing tall and connected within our bodies. And then acting in a manner that honors all of life.
My work will continue to teach these skills as I educate myself further so my actions speak from that deep integrity of a soul embodied — and on fire with a mission to make a positive difference in the world.
This is what we are all now being called to. Can you hear it?