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Two Black men in vulnerability, unity, and love
watch or listen to Kyle and Julio//HERU tap into our hearts and inner child
The more I learn about African history the more I realize how radical it is for two Black // African men to get together and open our hearts.
Kyle Somersall is a very good friend of mine who I met in my early days of starting my meditation journey (around when I was 26 - 7 years ago!). We both had our in-person communities in NYC trying to make meditation more accessible for people.
To reconnect with him after some time has really cracked my heart open.
I’ve been able to really reflect how far I’ve come and how the Ancestors’ whispers have guided me back HOME to me.
I am first sharing an ABC News video that recorded him on his journey to a men’s retreat where he got to heal his wounds in brotherhood. EVRYMAN is a men’s organization that holds in person retreats for healing. In my past, I’ve been on many of these retreats and participated in their leadership training.
I believe it’s important for men and young Black boys to watch and see what the healthier masculine looks like in the world. Please give some love in the comments to Kyle if you feel called!
I believe we have to gather more as a village and celebrate Black men who lean in. This is what it looks to cut the chord on generational pain!
The second video and audio clip I’m sharing is a conversation we had earlier today, raw and uncut.
We slow down get into our bodies and share about healing journeys from the heart.
There is some good Black boy joy and beautiful tears.
I love that we decided to record this on-the-fly because it’s so human!
This is the type of content I want to produce more of for our community.
Enough of the trauma porn, we need to see healing-in-action.
Raw uncut clips of Black men getting angry and crying out for their little boys.
This is how we show young boys it’s okay to feel, it’s okay to cry.
Deep brotherhood for Black men is not only my dream but to create a sacred container for us masculine to be able to hold the space for Black women to grief too.
On the other side of grief is the awareness of how powerful you really are.
As always, I appreciate village engagement on these posts.
It humanizes the journey a bit more as well all figure out how to navigate this thing called life.
I am providing free 30 minute phone calls where I hold space for the heart. All you need to do is bring YOU. Reach out at https://heru.cx/contact
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