This is the first statement that I’ve made on behalf of the School of Intuitive Studies on the issue of racism and white privilege.
It’s taken me awhile, mostly out of respect for the voices that need to be heard right now, but also out of my own personal processing, my own learning, and my own deep listening.
I want to share this video with you, my School of Intuitive Studies Community, and in doing so, I share that I am a human being who is flawed, who is not perfect, and every day I’m finding the courage to sit in the uncomfortable.
I’m also coming to you with the awareness that I may not please everybody in what I have to say. Up to this point, I have done a lot of self-censoring, and at this point, I just wanted to speak what’s true for me and to speak more freely to you.
So, before you watch the video, I want to know that as an intuitive healer, as well as at the School of Intuitive Studies, we have always committed to deep healing work. This work is integral to our intuitive development, spiritual growth, being an empath, and of consciousness rising.
We recognize that we (our students and ourselves) are processing deep, inherent wounds, that are intergenerational and passed down through our lineage, culturally, as well as Souls.
It’s critical we understand this “inheritance” so that we can heal the long-standing patterns of racism, white privilege, and the vast blind spots (in society and in ourselves) and stop them — here, now, and on our watch.
We cannot be afraid of or shy away from this work, or spiritually bypass this work.
At the core of this work is our Root Chakra. The Root Chakra is at the center of trust and truth, race and justice, community and connection. It is our connection to the world, to the earth, to our global family.
In this 10-minute video, I share my experience and a short teaching on the Root Chakra and how to heal the Root Chakra so that we can heal racial wounds and realize racial justice.