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you are not alone
My last post, from depression to dreaming again, struck a chord in the village
Of the 69,100 emails sent, there were 23,889 opens with 12 likes, 1 comment, several private emails, and 1 20 minute heart to heart free phone call.
The general response is “I feel seen”.
I wanted to share this because I know sometimes people read my emails and still feel alone
My experience is one of many and dream for the village is we tell more stories of other healers in the African Diaspora
If you feel alone or shame about your mental health, I invite you to take a breath and receive the 23,889 open emails
Almost 24,000 people around the world (85% Black and African women) opened an email because they most likely connected with the word depression or dream.
We’re all so tired and all feel so much shame around our mental health
My hope is to normalize the word depression in the African Diaspora
When we allow ourselves to name it and look at it, we can begin a new relationship to it
I’ve had to invite my family in on my mental health at times
Tender moments I can feel remember in this moment is my sister letting me just cry while she held me and asking my mom to put her hands on me to pray over me.
Needless to say I’ve been in it and now developing a new relationship with it myself as I have deeper relationship with Spirit and my sensitivity
My prayer is that you love your sensitivity to the point where you start sharing your journey with the world because the African Diaspora needs your heart medicine now
We have to invite our own villages to SEE what’s happening
The deep European shame, whether unconscious or conscious, seeks the removal of the African Diaspora
We have to find ways to come together to organize to BUILD institutions - schools, banks, and hospitals
We have to find ways to trust each other enough to collect our financial resources because reparations will not cut it
The White Savior you pray to will not help
Spirit and The Ancestors work through US
Through the seeds we plant
Through the dreaming
Through the PLAY
Through the heart break
Through the village building
The invitation is to love your depression and sensitivity
“I’m too sensitive for the world” is a story
Let’s play and see if it’s true!
Keep sharing with me if this is resonating with you, it fuels me!
Here is a new song I am working on called DEPRESSION PRAYER