LIBERATEVILLAGE.COM is here to support Black healers develop spiritual confidence and share their medicine with the world.

For the times we are moving into, the Black & African healer of today requires an evolved context when it comes to investing in relationships. One that creates an environment of intimacy where spiritual confidence can develop.

Before diving into the new context, you might be asking yourself, “how do I know I am a healer?”

First, being a healer is not something you want to be 😆

‘The irony is that each wants to sit where the other sits. The healer dreams about being human, that is, “normal,” while the other normal person wishes to become as knowledgeable as the medicine man’ - Malidoma Patrice Somé, Of Water and the Spirit (pg 78)

The reason being is because you carry a beautiful yet heavy burden that mostly leaves you feeling misunderstood. 

You FEEL so much of what people are navigating in this world. When most turn a blind eye, your natural and immediate response is to serve and figure out ways to help. Your ability to empathize and your ability to easily connect to your heart is your superpower and can also be your biggest challenge.

It’s your superpower because your presence in a space gives people permission to slow down and feel their own hearts. It’s not something you have to work at, it’s simply your way of being that creates a safe container for people to be vulnerable. Your deep awareness of your inner world also provides so much fruit to draw on when it comes to creating art and sharing your medicine with the world. Your gift to dream a new existence for the human collective is exactly what we need right now.

Your ability to feel and empathize with others is also your biggest challenge because it’s hard to turn it off when you're feeling depleted. Because of this, you tend to burn out from how much you care. You might often slip into depression from the beautiful burden of being called to be a healer. You are also deeply aware of the projections from others, which causes you to care too much of what others think. This stifles your creativity and play and us experiencing your medicine which we really need!

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Founder/Chief JULIO // HERU

Email chief@liberatevillage.com if you’d like to learn more.

ABOUT HERU (Julio)

HERU is most widely known for creating the app Liberate that introduced tens of thousands of Black/African people all over the world to culturally-relevant ways of meditating. He was thrusted into the spotlight after George Floyd transitioned and our community was experiencing an intense wave of grief. With all that pressure of leadership, he experienced a heavy wave of depression and a lot of childhood trauma wounds appeared (specifically sexual abuse). He spent a lot of time in therapy with a Black women (3 years meeting two times a week) as well as attending intensive trauma-informed healing retreats, such as Onsite. He participated in emotional leadership training through EVRYMAN and Sacred Sons and also participated as a retreat facilitator. What he’s learned is that there will be always be grief to experience and while it is important to experience that grief, it’s more important to center PLAY in our healing work. He’s also passionate about healing the wounds between Black men and women to restore the village. The children of the world need healthier expressions of what being an adult looks like and that begins with healing our own relationships to our inner children. With that we can reconnect to our faith, our sense of wonder and curiosity, and our purpose in this lifetime.

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