When anger and pain become your home the colonizer wins.
You deserve to be well, even in the midst of collective pain dear one. We, BIPOC, have been so deeply colonized to believe that being in pain is our natural state that we feel guilty for being happy.
I know this is hard, at this space & time, but this is the revolutionary energy we need. When we are well, we are in our power. The colonizer wants us depleted, to control us.
But we’re done living this way. Do you see how not allowing rest & joy is connected to colonial trauma? We’ve been colonized into believing that we don’t deserve to be well! That we need to suffer to prove our worth.
It pains me to see the colonial mentality show up in you all this way.
But, I know that this is the work, that we need to be conscious of it, that we need to get to the root to heal.
& I want to prepare you dear one that there will be people that judge you in your happiness, they will say you aren’t down for the movement bc you’re focusing on your wellness.
THIS IS COLONIAL BINARY THINKING.
We can do BOTH.
We can take care of ourselves & do the work. And, we can also hold multiple emotions at once. We can be angry at the state and also tend to our joy. This too is called liberation loves.
But there will be people that judge, because we’re still learning to be free after all these years under colonization. This is why boundaries are so needed on the decolonial healing path.
I exist at the intersections, too spiritual for decolonial spaces & too decolonial for spiritual spaces. This is what will get us to the New Earth. May you have the vision to SEE & the courage to accept the path. ✨
Have you been struggling to rest & allow joy?
Loving you 💖