“if you are not well, you can be healed thru stories.” nazbah tom
“are you satisfiable?” staci haines
“some bodies get taught that it’s a possibility to be held. some are taught that it’s impossible.” prentis hemphill
“we hold the weight of love together.” yaya raiz’s kid
“leadership is mostly about the unknown.” prentis hemphill
“don’t be distracted by my power, center in yours!” adaku utah
how much of ‘specialness’ is rooted in overcoming obstacles?
how much is rooted in being nurtured, being loved?
and how much is privilege?
i am not for anyone’s consumption.
i open so that my trauma can find the exit.
my mind says everything is at stake.
my body says that pleasure is at stake, and my people.
i ask my heart/spirit: is our relationship to god/the holy/divine/creator/home at stake?
what i hear, in the register below sound, is that everything is unfolding in divine order.
and, there is enough. we cause harm when we don’t trust that.
and, we are slowly learning that.
most power is rooted in the traumatic taking, holding and wielding of power. if we attain power without healing, we recreate the toxic patterns we currently rebel against. over and over. healing is the only way we can build the collective practice of generating and holding power together.
power blows out the fragile parts of our systems, individually and in our movement structures. healing allows us to actually hold power in ourselves and in our collective spaces.
and under all of that, i felt a lot in my legs. that’s new!