My Side of the Street

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Our third lesson from Abraham Hicks on Well-Being is… 

“I inhibit no one.

(We each create our own reality.)”

-Abraham Hicks

The Work…

This week a friend shared a Facebook post about their disbelief and absolute intolerance for others blatant disregard for another person’s reality. Specifically this post mentioned the recent sharing of opinions that the #BlackLivesMatter movement is a myth. The #BlackLivesMatter’s mission “is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives (Source).” Therefore, to claim this work is based on a myth, essentially discounts the collective experiences of the Black community as a lie. 

At the root, we must accept that we don’t know what we don’t know and we ultimately create our reality. We decide what we believe and what we give power to what essentially is permitted to materialize and alter our reality. During these times, we have the opportunity to acknowledge that we don’t know, that we don’t understand and we will never fully be able to understand. However, deciding to take a stand and support means that we also must take responsibility for our reality.

One of the first exercises I completed when beginning my spiritual transformation work was called, Clean Up Your Side of the Street by Gabrielle Bernstein. Gabby makes the valid case that we have no right to comment on anyone else’s life because we have our own crap to clean up. The exercise challenged you to articulate ten items that you needed to clean up in  your own life. Recently this exercise has come to mind as I revisit what I still need to own in my reality if I truly am going to be part of the change. It became clear as I made my list, that there are several things I need to “clean up” before I will even begin to know how I can be of true service to this change and the community. 

The items on my list center around two themes, my racial identity and my lack of education regarding Black history. Right now I am immersing myself in learning, what I’ve never known as well as exploring what it means to me to be bi-racial. I don’t think I’ve ever said that outloud, but it is my technical racial identity. I am not brown. I am not white. I am both. What does that mean when it comes to racial matters? Truth be told, I’ve been kind of like an ostrich with their head in the sand. It’s time that I rise and learn about others as well as myself. 

The Love… 

Our practice this week will continue the healing work from last week. I believe right now the best way I can be of service is to provide you with practices to release anger, frustration, irritation as well as the ache, pain and sadness.

Work: I Inhibit No One  // Love: Releasing Grief + Anger
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