Discover more from THE VILLAGE!
from depression to dreaming again
find play in the dark times
Last week I didn’t write a single article or finish a single song
If you paid attention to the astrology last week, it was a BIG week
I had to sit with the overwhelming amount of shame and fatigue in my body
Getting out of bed was a BIG win each day
This is what depression feels like
While I’ve come to understand depression is always an invitation for me to reflect more and more on what I’ve been creating so I can learn to receive, it SUCKS
Everyday I have to trust that the next day my mental health will get a little better and I will come out a deep hole of healing with that sense of excitement for life that makes the trees brighter and the sun hit different on this beautiful melanin skin (ha)
Once we allow our bodies to rest and learn to trust that we are loved without needing to PRODUCE the next step is to dream
It’s a big step to move from the shame because it requires us to remember we are loved by The Divine Mother even when it feels hard to do the smallest and simplest of tasks
Once we feel that love and our heart opens to life again we can dream from this place of a new level of confidence
Confidence that doesn’t need approval from the flesh. Something more sustainable
Approval from THE MOST HIGH!
From this place dream and ask yourself
What kind of life do I want to create for myself?
What kind of life do I want to create for my family (or future family)?
The key is to look inside and ask your inner child!
The more that we spend time LISTENING to our inner child, the more we begin to imagine
When we heal trauma, our perspective expands
Limiting beliefs are released and we can now see (with our eyes closed) new ways to express our heart
We may even see the hundreds of thousands of people who’s lives will be impacted when we come together to share our heart medicine
If you’re in a dark place and having a hard time coming out, I’m right there with you.
I’ve probably just been here many more times than you
Each time, I have to connect with plant medicine (Shemshemet/cannabis) throw on some Meek Mill and find that confidence in me
The part of me that yells out in the car with my fingers pulling an imaginary trigger, “I dare you to fuck with me or my African mother”.
This is the protector
We have to find that in ourselves to protect our inner child as we are being called to dream bigger and bigger
If you consider yourself sensitive, you have to develop the healthy masculine in you that says NO.
NO to the people around you with their own limiting beliefs and a weak spiritual connection
NO to their own fears and trauma
NO to their own beliefs of who you are and what they think is best for you
I’m here in Florida now working to restore the village and if you’ve been watching things are even getting more intense.
This anti-African Latin racist Manny Diaz Jr has now put into place that slavery must be taught in middle schools with the language that "slaves developed skills" that could be used for "personal benefit”.
This is happening in 2023?
I’m going to need my Latinx folks who have dark skin pigmentation to really get it together and heal your relationship with your African identity. A racist doesn’t care if you speak Spanish or not, all they see is threat.
I know what’s coming and if you have the eye of HERU, you know too
I can feel the sense of urgency to expand and I can find the play by dreaming new ways of organizing
Playful ways of coming together to build institutions - schools, banks, and hospitals for THE CHILDREN
We only have ONE LIFE, what will your legacy be? What will you leave behind?
If your in a tough place and need a little help dreaming, shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or a text at 2035542335. 20 min heart to heart phone calls give me life!
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