I stand with Black people and see you. I stand with all the people who desire that Black people have the right to live and breathe.
Witnessing the protests from Mexico that are happening as a result of systemic violence on Black folks (re-ignited by George Floyd and many that have died at the hands of the police) has inspired me to talk vulnerably and candidly about some experiences where I noticed my own racism coming to the surface — fears that have been held through my ancestry.
I speak to how I can have the best of intentions, and still find something that its racist — and what I did about it.
Racism is held in the body.
No matter how well intentioned it is to say, “I believe in equality,” — there are likely some unconscious ways that your body experiences something else, likely rooting in trauma — a wound of your own, your ancestry’s, your culture’s, or your past lives/dimensional experiences’.
This is also an invitation, whoever you are and for all that are interested, to have some gentleness in being with whatever you feel — no matter what it is.
That’s the most essential part of healing our systemic race issues — is acknowledging what is there — what you feel and the beliefs and attitudes that reveal through your body.
This is an invitation to look at your own lived wounds and beliefs — the ones you hide from yourself — that give way to a collective experiences of racism.
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03:28 Watching the Protests
05:43 For Allies and Others
06:35 It is Important to Feel Whatever You Are Feeling!
07:50 My Own Racism
13:37 See the Pain and Let It Touch You
16:46 Another Experience of My Own Racism
22:21 Could We Have Space for Seeing?
24:11 Zoom Into the Present Moment
25:06 The Unconscious Has a Great Effect
27:41 Topics Coming Up
30:02 Suggestions for Other Episodes
31:16 Experiential: Supporting Your Body Through Nervous System Overwhelm