Testimonials

 

Ellinor Grace

(she/her)

Embodiment Guide, Soul Alchemist, Creator

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"It felt like Dr. Rocio was talking to my soul self. There were energetic transmissions beyond the cognitive words. It was a remembering and illumination of truth on a soul level of why I'm here. Stepping into Dr. Rocio's circle for Unlearning and Divesting from the Colonial Mind I honestly felt calm, the container felt deeply rooted and potent energetically. There was something calling me to Dr. Rocio's work beyond what I can fully comprehend. In reading her online posts, her words would reach tucked away corners of my whiteness and colonial mind I had not yet accessed. It was often surprising and very uncomfortable, yet when she shared this new offering for white folks I knew it was time to step in deeper, not only to unlearn but to begin healing personally and ancestrally. I have been in a number of powerful learning/unlearning containers around DEI and antiracism work, however most of them were more cognitive teachings. I knew as a highly sensitive, empathic, feeling based being I needed a deeper soul connection to the work in order to really understand and embody the changes needed on a cellular level. To me, this is the essence and potency of Dr. Rocio's work. While I was in this container it felt safe to show up in my full humanity. I left this space understanding the importance of unlearning and divesting from the colonial mind, not just mentally but spiritually, as a white woman, especially as a leader, space holder and healer. This work is imperative! One, so we are not perpetuating more harm and trauma for Black, Brown, Indigenous and Folks of Color within our own healing spaces and lives. Two, so we can systematically deconstruct this oppressive system from the inside out, weeding it out of our own minds and actions. Three, so we can reconnect to our bodies, our souls, our gifts, each other, the planet and all her inhabitants in order to create a more just, harmonious, free world for ALL of us. As Dr. Rocio shared, it's time to embody "Consistent Compassion and Courage." If you feel the stirring in your soul ~ don't hesitate! Heed the call."

Carly Kane

(she/her)

Stand up comedian and artist

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"This class will be processed spiritually, emotionally, somatically, and at the level of the unconscious and subconscious psyche. This experience is just as much healing as it is unlearning and divesting. Folx that participate will be changed on a cellular level and will experience a deep transformation that is needed for the self and the greater collective for our collective healing and liberation that starts with being accomplices to BIPOC in the decolonial movement.

  This class and circle was different than other offerings because of the spiritual aspect. Dra. Rocio provided so much knowledge and also energy healing. The spiritual element was absolutely transformative and to be taught and led that way was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I benefited from this experience because it is work I have felt necessary in my soul and I didn’t know where to begin when it came to unlearning colonial programming as a white person. It gave me more insight on how to be better aligned in my life and to reduce harm for BIPOC. In the class I felt challenged, discomfort, compassion, excitement for a better future, and transformative healing- true spiritual healing that I didn’t know was possible in a virtual space. I’ve been on my anti-racism journey for a few years, and still have felt there was so much work to be done- I didn’t fully understand that decolonization unlearning as a white person was what was necessary alongside anti-racism work, my knowledge was limited to the extent. The difference of the two, and how everything is a colonial space aside from indigenous spaces, as Dra. Rocio taught me.

 

This sacred container was earth-shattering and made me reflect on the ways I live and interact that cause harm and are so deeply ingrained in me. (This is just the beginning.) I learned from Dra. Rocio the difference between an ally and an accomplice, the sacrifice of power as a necessity, reevaluating work and money and the spaces I’m a part of. I would say this class should be mandatory for white people that desire to be in alignment and genuinely want a better world for BIPOC and are willing to face their discomfort head-on. It is transformative, necessary, and will change your life. I appreciate Dra. Rocio's healing methods, they’re so deeply powerful and beyond logic and mind which was so necessary for me. The deepest gratitude".

Anne Marie Lister (Anne)

(she/they)

Beautician, Esthetician, Body Artist

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"Wow, I do not have the words to express my transformation fully. Emotionally, I feel human and hopeful for the future. I feel like showing up as a decolonial accomplice I know how to position myself as a white person to limit the harm I cause. I benefited by the language Dr. Rocio offered in positioning myself as a white person that wants to be in alignment with decolonization and also in alignment with BIPOC folx and Mother Earth. I received clarity, a deeper sense of grounding and stronger roots. In the class and circle, I felt vulnerable and open-hearted. I also felt grounded and supported. I appreciated all the moments she reminded us to breath and was extremely grateful for the opening meditation and journaling. It was also empowering being in community with other white folx who see the need to unlearn our white colonial mind. Before this experience I was stuck in a swamp of self oppression. I was traumatized by fellow white folx and their “spirituality”. Feeling like I was going crazy. Full of fear of being visible and speaking out against problematic people and problematic ideas that are considered the “social norm” . I was overwhelmed with conflicting feelings about being white and how to show up in right relationship to BIPOC folx, Great Spirit, and Mother Earth. Lots of fear was transmuted through Dr. Rocio's teachings/healings. Bless the stars for this confirmation of how harmful colonialism and whiteness are. I personally have always felt on the fringe of whiteness. This circle has given me peace of mind that it is okay that I am not accepted by the white community. I have been interested in decolonization since I learned the truth of the Genocide of Native Americans by the United States Government and colonization. Decolonization is the answer it is at the root of healing the Earth. I fully believe with my heart and soul that Indigenous knowledge has the answers and it will be Indigenous lead and lead by BIPOC. Whiteness is what has caused disharmony on this earth. The leaders of the new Earth are Indigenous and BIPOC. My perspective is that I be humble, ask how may I be of service for BIPOC and the new earth, listen, and act in right relation with BIPOC and the Earth as a white person. And repeat, this is a lifestyle a life of a student, a life of learning. I am in a commitment of being in perpetual unlearning from my white colonial mind. Also always giving credit to my teachers who I have learned from and to actively divest from white peoples. Yt are my peers not teachers in the new earth. Confirmation that compassion and courage is vital to this decolonization movement. For someone considering joining I would say trust yourself and learn from Dr. Rocio, she is incredibly grounded and offers powerful medicine. If you are wanting to heal from whiteness and be in right relationship as a white ally/accomplice to BIPOC and the new earth she has resources to plant that seed. She is incredibly compassionate and this circle is life changing."

Kathleen Oh

Integration Coach

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"The benefit is beyond words. I received a safe, compassionate, brave container for profound discovery. I felt the sacredness of the space immediately. It is an honour to be in the presence of Dr. Rocio. The presentation made me feel calm. I found the not linear teaching method gave me permission to relax to be open, and receive profound learning. The compassion and love shared were powerful. It was powerful to understand the colonial "cycle" we are in and that was created. We are being called to heal the trauma our colonial ancestors were not capable of resolving. I focused on dismantling White Supremacy and antiracist education, inclusion and equity. It was only in recent months (3-4 months) that I realized that decolonization was different work. I feel I know have a clear defining in the work of an accomplice. How to position and amplify my teachers and the voices of BIPOC has created an opportunity to speak without questioning if it is performative. The actions backed up and how to lead by learning and inviting others to participate is very clear and meaningful. Dr. Rocio is a timeless portal. She brings the past and the future together with dignity and grace. Her teaching is medicine."

Amanda Crew

(she/her)

Actor 

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"To say that The Unlearning & Divesting from the White Colonial Mind class was life-changing is an understatement. It’s been a week and I’m still processing the profoundly educational and spiritual experience Dr. Rosales Meza created for white folx. How does one put into words the experience of change on a soul level? What I can say is that learning about the white colonizer in my mind and the colonial paradigm we are living in is something I can’t unsee. Dr. Rocio showed me, with deep compassion and yet explicit honesty, the ways in which I am a colonizer. How I am upholding and colluding with colonization. How I, as a white woman, benefit from colonization. And the harm that this all has on BIPOC folx. I’ve been doing anti-racism/diversity work for a while, and have always felt like something was missing. And there it was: the white colonial mind. When Dr. Rocio exposed me to the colonial world we are living in and the way that I collude and uphold these systems, EVERYTHING CLICKED. I cannot recommend taking this course enough. If you are committed to a new world and creating effective change, this is the container for you. I’m eternally grateful to Dr. Rocio for opening my eyes to the layers of my white colonial mind because I am forever changed." 
 

Stephanie Strause

(she/her/hers)

Committed to divesting from the colonial mind and creating the New Earth

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"This container was full of hard truths, but Doctora Rocio guided us to look at them with a compassionate hand. What we learned was necessary information, and sometimes difficult to carry as white folx, but we felt held and were encouraged to be brave to do what is right to create the New Earth. No one should expect to be coddled while doing this work, and that's not what Doctora Rocio does. She teaches with compassion and truly leads a transformative container that changed us all. This experience modeled compassion through difficult themes, and the importance of living a life of truth and light to create the New Earth. I felt heard, seen, and held in the container. I felt encouraged to ask questions and be brave in my unlearning. The spiritual and emotional component of this container was transformative. We were guided into a healing space that allowed for true transformation towards decolonial accomplice. I had already learned much of the information in my mind prior to this container, but Doctora Rocio enabled me to absorb it within my heart and soul, and my determination to do what is right feels more embodied than ever. Decolonial healing is paramount in the decolonizing movement. As white folx, we are not conditioned to understand humanity as it applies to ourselves or others. Until we can divest from our colonial mind, we cannot become true accomplices in the movement that is necessary for our survival on this Earth, nor creating a better earth that shows compassion and harmony for all people, and balancing the reality for our BIPOC family. If you feel called to unlearn, if you feel restless, if you feel stuck, if you feel alone, if you feel enraged, if you feel despair, JOIN Doctora Rocio in this container. You will find transformation in the ways you are ready to open yourself up to. This is important work in the movement. If you open yourself up to what Doctora Rocio has to offer, out of the kindness and necessity of her own heart, you will be forever transformed." 

Lindsay Dickes

(she/her)

Intuitive Healer +

Embodiment Coach

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"Dr. Rocio held potent and transformational space, allowing me to be held with fierce compassion in the necessary and needed decolonial work as a white settler. I received so much guidance and support in how to show up in right relationship as an accomplice in the decolonial movement for the liberation of BIPOC. I felt deeply supported, guided, compassionately held, and inspired. Any fears or confusion that I carried with me to the class were transmuted into connection and courage through Dr. Rocio’s powerful facilitation and community of other white folx showing up to be in right relationship with the movement. I felt supported and present when facing the hard truths as a colonizer/settler. Being able to connect with other discerning white spiritual seekers also seeking to be accomplices in the decolonial movement was inspiring and deeply supportive.

I have been committed to anti-racist practice for several years, currently gathering in white caucus with other white folx for embodied anti-racist practice, but never had I deepened by anti-oppressive practice to the unlearning and divesting from the white colonial mind. Dr. Rocio’s teachings/healings and circle facilitation was like no other anti-oppressive experience I’ve had – because decolonizing is spiritual. I continue to wake up and see the insidious nature of colonization in the systems.

This experience has allowed me to become increasing discerning around when and how I am complicit in the colonial capitalist patriarchy, and particularly discerning around my business in order to not be exploitative, predatory, extractive or hoarding wealth. I know this is lifelong work and responsibility. If you are discerning spiritual seeker looking to deepen your commitment to divesting and unlearning from white inferiority and colonization, answer the call by joining this experience!"

Andia Katz

(they/she)

Energetic Healer

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"This class and circle impacted my healing, through allowing me to unpack my whiteness and colonial mind, and taught me how to feel this in my body, process and let go. This circle and class taught me that I am not meant to hold onto these emotions, and also how to meet myself with love and compassion as I process, instead of judgement and frustration. Being able to show up for myself to help myself heal and process in healthy way, gives me the ability to be well and to have a bigger impact when being an accomplice to BIPOC and creating the New Earth. It also gives me the ability to reduce the harm caused from the colonial mind and how I can show up as an accomplice, not just an ally"

"Thank you SO much! It was such an honor to share space with you and learn from you. I am so appreciative of the work you are doing. The world needs it. I was feeling so lost before..as I unpacked whiteness, the colonial mind, and the toxicity of so many healing spaces. Divesting from the white colonial mind was exactly what I was in need of and I am forever grateful of your energy, time and work put into sharing this with us. Thank you so much!! I am really looking forward to continuing this work with you :)"

Kelly Black

(she/her)

Moh’kinsstis: Treaty 7 territory, home to the Blackfoot Confederacy

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"For white folks who are actively engaging in anti-racism work - please join this class. For white folks who are struggling to participate in the white colonial capitalist patriarchy -please join this class. For white folks who are passionate about and called to the decolonizing movement and who are trying to understand their place in it - please take this class. This is an investment in yourself, an amazing teacher, and the world you know is possible. This is a brave space and a safe space held by Dr. Rocio and the people in the container she creates. Dr. Rocio teaches heart and soul work, in order to receive her teachings it is necessary to step back from intellectualizing everything and instead show up grounded and connected to your full humanity. It's okay to make mistakes, you will cause harm, but don't give up. Make amends, be accountable, vulnerability is how we grow. Know that "this is your programming but not your legacy" - Dr. Rocio. Thank you Dr. Rocio for the transformations I had in this class."

Aidan Farrell

(she/they)

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"I felt very welcome to be challenged in the circle. I felt grounded and strong due to Dr. Rocio's grounding meditation which opened the circle, as well as the constant reminders throughout to ground through our bodies and breath. I felt like I was safe to show up as my spiritual and human self. I felt brave to be imperfect. I did not feel that I was sheltered from discomfort, but was rather SHOWN and encouraged to embrace discomfort in my body as my teacher. I felt challenged to look my whiteness in the eye, to stop evading my collusion with it and to address it fiercely with "courage and compassion," the two tenants Dr. Rocio told us to build this work upon. Those two words perfectly describe the embodiment of Dr. Rocio's teachings. The circle was a place to show up and be brave, to acknowledge the places we need to grow and make amends, and to begin to learn how to do this deep decolonial shadow work in a sustainable way focusing on the well being of BIPOC and not our own white egos.

I really cannot begin to verbalize how your teachings have shifted my entire being. As I said, every day they seem to grow and expand, like a tree stretching its roots deeper into the earth and branches higher into the sky, just as you said they would. I am so SO SO SO grateful to be your student in this work. You are an absolute fierce and beautiful warrior of light. Thank you for your work here on this earth plane, it is so powerful. I know as well that in order to do this you had to make sacrifices, opening up your medicine to white folks who subconsciously and concisely collude with colonization and show up as a colonizer, even though their intentions may (or may not) be otherwise. I can only imagine how exhausting and harmful that could be and was for you. Although I can never know the amount of strength, patience, and love required of you to show up and do this work, I want to honour all that you give, from my higher self, from my soul, to yours. I bow to your divinity Dr. Rocio. Thank you for being here, thank you for shining and standing in your truth. Thank you for all you gave to me in this course and onwards. Thank you for all the many ways you heal this world. Thank you".

Jennifer Wilson

(she/her)

Truth seeker, Generator,

Mother, Creative.

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"I've spent the past two weeks since our last circle, processing, integrating, moving further into relation with my shadow self-- looking for ways to feel out my edges and allow them expansion through fluid curiosity. Each day I continue to peel back more layers, unearthing more truth and aligning with my ancient wisdom and knowing. I know with all of my being, that I am no longer the same woman that entered Dra. Rocio's sacred container. My decolonial consciousness continues to expand each day and I can feel within my heart that my decolonial healing has begun as I continue to commit to divesting from my white colonial mind. There are no words to describe how grateful I am for the wisdom and guidance from Dra. Rocio".

 

"To someone who is considering joining, I would say that there is nothing more worth your time and investment into this course and circle. Your heart will quickly validate your decision after the very 1st session, as was mine! There is no amount of money that could be offered to Dra. Rocio that is equal to her knowledge, wisdom, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual labour that is needed in being the vessel and offering this work and healing to us. The fact that she is offering this work and healing is truly a gift and one that needs to be taken very seriously".

Stephanie B.

(she/her)

Therapist & Intuitive Empath

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"It is difficult to put into words what I received from this container, and I am still processing the experience. This is the teacher and the work I have been seeking. This circle and class was just the beginning of life long work. It is DEEP shadow work. I feel after the circle, I am now integrating how I can be an accomplice for the decolonial movement and divest from the white colonial capitalist patriarchy. I am on a spiritual path, though I am deeply rooted in our reality on earth, and was seeking a healing path that did not include spiritually bypass and did not harm BIPOC".

"I feel that Dra. Rocio's container was the answer to this prayer. After this circle, I am more aware of how white spiritual healers can be accomplices for BIPOC. I feel deeply that part of my soul's purpose is to do deep healing work, and this requires betraying whiteness and divesting from the white colonial capitalist patriarchy. I would say to someone considering joining to do it if they are ready to give away power. If they are ready to do deep shadow work and if they are seeking a spiritual path that does NOT include bypassing. This is the way we get to the new world. Dra. Rocio's communes with both worlds and the work is nuanced, layered, and profound. I am deeply grateful for her".

Rachel Reves

CLASS & SACRED CIRCLE

Unlearning & Divesting The White Colonial Mind

"Since taking Dr. Rocio Rosales Meza’s unlearning and divesting from the white colonial mind class I have gone into a deep dive of the shadow world. This class is paramount for anyone who is white and is in the health and wellness or spiritual/ healing community. It has removed a veil of illusion for me that I didn’t know was there. I thought I had an idea of what this class would be about, but I didn’t. She fully removed the illusion of colonialism and all of the layers of white privilege and white inferiority. She allowed us to ask questions in a safe container and helped us to see how engrained this system is within our unconscious/subconscious mind.

As a woman who is of white European descent, and someone who is learning indigenous medicine I have a lot of deep work to do because of how this colonialism has been engrained in me. I do not believe you could truly be of service in a healing space if you don’t do this work. Dr. Rocio lovingly and compassionately taught this class even though it is our ancestors who have caused so much pain and trauma to her ancestors.

She carries so much knowledge, wisdom, strength, and love. She delivers her teachings in a way that makes you feel safe to ask hard questions or questions that may feel uncomfortable but also does not sugar coat the truth.
I urge anyone who fees called to do this work because you know it is the right thing to do to work with her. It is our duty as white people to be allies to BIPOC".

 

Delicia Alarcon

(she/her)

Career coach for recent and early college graduates

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

Rachel

(she/her)

Honoring slowness, releasing rigidity, learning to forgive myseld

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"I have been working towards liberation in my artistic and personal life for over a decade. I felt called to Dr. Rocio’s work and the collective while at an impasse. I had reached certain big long-term goals and found myself stagnant and disconnected. It was incredibly difficult to cultivate new dreams while actively working in tandem with white supremacist-colonial-capitalist institutions. Part of what began to unfold was carving out specific times in my day or within my week to devote to my own healing. I knew the collective was right for me within the first 10-minutes of the first call we had together. I was moved and began to cry by the instruction to allow ourselves to feel what we were feeling and I looked around and many of the members were also allowing themselves to be vulnerable in front of strangers. I feel deeply held by the collective. The right people are in the room, actively listening, and asking the right questions while we all navigate this spirituality calling together. I feel like I have transformed in many ways and still have more work to do. Prior to joining, I didn’t really have a spiritual practice. I would meditate from time to time but never with real intention beyond calming down from stress. Here I was able to develop rituals that work for me. One tangible thing for me is not seeking outside validation in the ways I once did. I have been able to create more sacred boundaries for myself. I concentrate my energy towards what is serving me versus what is not. To someone considering joining the collective, I’d say if you feel called to here, commit to yourself and alternative ways of being. No one can force you to show up for yourself, and I’d say this is one semi-structured way to do so. I would also say this collective might not be the right fit for you if you are unwilling to interrogate your own relationship to the systems that actively continue to harm BIPOC folx in this country. It may be an incredible fit if you are rooted in something bigger than yourself. I started to dream vividly again after joining the collective. Which feels like a radical act within itself. I love unlearning together. It makes healing that much sweeter to know there are womxn, femmes, and nonbinary folx around the world birthing a new world through our connections to spirit, the natural world, our ancestors, and these bodies. I’m grateful, and my heart is open to the possibility for the first time in a long time."

 

Kei Kurimoto

(she/her)

Shadow Work & Healing Justice

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"Finding Dra. Rosales Meza and The Decolonial Healing Collective gave me confirmation in the validity of my feelings and my intuition. In this space of being “too decolonial for the spiritual world and too spiritual for the decolonial world“ I found home...and the guidance my soul was so deeply seeking. In these months I have received so much activation to claim who I am, to reclaim my intuition and to continue on this deep path to truly remembering my voice and purpose. Dra. Rocio embodies the sacred, embodies honoring the seen and unseen realms and upholds us, to honor sacred protocol in everything we do. I feel like I am in a safe container to unlearn all the colonization that I have held in my body. I am accessing belief systems that have been programmed in me so that I can alchemize them and heal. And It feels so freeing to finally have the language to be able to navigate this new reality, new earth, that we are co-creating. I think the most deeply transformative gift I have experienced from Dra. Rocio is true compassion. Compassion with self. Compassion with learning and unlearning. Compassion in a way that you can be forever changed and continue to carry that light forward to activate others. I am so grateful to this collective, to everyone showing up in this community to witness each other in feeling our wounds to reclaim. And I am so grateful to be able support the incredible brave work of Dra. Rocio, which feels like 'sacred reciprocity.'"

Rian

Mother of 3, social worker,and assault survivor decolonizing for my and my children's wellbeing

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"When I first began The Decolonial Healing Collective I felt like I was crawling toward safety. Most of my relationships were toxic, I felt physically sick, lonely and battled past trauma. What I'm sharing is very personal to me, but I think it is important to share. Dra. Rosales Meza’s work was so much more than words can articulate. The work is spiritual and transcends personal development and wellness. This work for me is necessary and intergenerational. I am healing wounds that will be felt long after I am gone. I didn't know how valuable this collective would be for me until I listened to others share their experiences. This collective feels like home. I believe the colonial capitalist patriarchy is a system that is not designed for me to thrive and has created many intergenerational wounds. I do not consent to the colonial trauma and I want freedom and a new earth. This collective guides me along my journey energetically and spiritually supports me as well. If any of this aligns with you I hope you join us."

Loni

(she/her)

Writer, Turtle Island dweller by way of Corea, Pisces🇰🇷♓️

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"I think I am only now beginning to grasp how much The Decolonial Healing Collective has meant to be these past few months.

"The essence of the collective is to connect with kindred spirits that will join you to create a New Earth together, something that we've not really seen before. The collective will give both the strength and guidance you need for the long haul. I think in our world we have lost so much of what it means to live within a community and have mentors and guides and elders. A village. In this collective, I feel that we've been able to create something of that old way of being that has been lost. And so I've benefitted immensely just from witnessing those who are further along the spiritual journey than I am, as well as connecting with those who are only just setting off, like myself. I have also come a long way in understanding that spirituality is not something I need to "set aside time for" but something that can be embraced as part of my everyday, even if I "fail" to meditate that day, or spend time "doing spiritual things" — that you can be always connected with spirit."

Cristina S.

(she/her/ella)

I am a traveler, a seeker, a seed gatherer on the path of ancestral recovery and cultural creation and remembrance. I have a PhD in Xicanx Studies and am creating a life outside of academia.

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

“I am a queer Xicana who loves to travel across the different Indigenous territories of our beautiful Abya Yala. I am currently living in my maternal lands in Mexico. I have been part of TDHC since it opened and before that I was in Dr. Rosales Meza’s WOC group on Patreon. My spirit is reassured and fed by our collective calls and the innumerable offerings including channeled messages, decolonial lessons, energy healings, and meditations that Dr. Rosales Meza generously gives us in TDHC. I am continually reminded that I am not alone on this decolonial healing journey and the conversations shared offer constant encouragement and loving guidance to help us do the challenging inner work that can allow us to build a life of greater love and of collective and personal liberation. When I joined Dr. Rosales Meza’s decolonial healing community I was on this path alone. I had taken the jump to leave my colonial job and had decided to do deeper ancestral, familial and genealogical work in my ancestral lands. I was finding the medicine and experiences I’d sought and felt deeply joyful and blessed for that. At the same time, personal and ancestral wounds were coming up for me to feel and heal and I felt much uncertainty about what came next on my path after making such a big life change. TDHC and Dr Rosales Meza’s teachings have offered important guidance and light during this time of deep shadow work that was called up as I opened myself up to ancestral healing and deep medicine work in Mexico. Work that intensified during the pandemic. With the TDHC, I know I am not alone in this journey and I receive the precise messages and guidance I need to not lose heart or faith when the journey feels overwhelming or difficult. It is heartening to know that others are experiencing similar fears or tending similar wounds from being raised in and having generations of ancestors who were injured by this white supremacist patriarchal colonial world and to understand how these patterns we seek to shift come from the colonial wounding we are here to heal. Together. This community is being built on deep trust, faith, and a commitment to our personal and collective decolonial spiritual journeys. It is in a continual process of evolution. It is based on heart and spirit work rather than on privileging our intellectualizing (colonized) mind. The journey asks that we surrender or align to the flow of spirit rather than to colonial timelines. That we release urgency and impatience. And it invites us to become more heart centered and present. If this resonates with your spirit and heart, I hope you will join us."

Rosanne Mayeda

(she/her)

Filipina, wife, mother decolonizing, deconstructing, and rebuilding

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"For those considering joining The Decolonial Healing Collective, please know that the work is HARD. Yes – we want to feel better, to know our purpose, for justice, for peace, for hope and a better future. But, we are still in the middle of it. There will be moments of feeling connected to an amazing group of people who will hold space for you and for each other. However, we are also unlearning so many of the destructive lies that we have each incorporated into our minds and bodies. All of this, as Dra. Rocio continues to remind us, takes time to undo, unlearn, and believe the whole truths of ourselves. We commit to show up for each other and ourselves; but we also lovingly and willingly give space to each other. It’s freedom, and we are all getting used to how that really feels in practice and not just in words. As we go through this and as Dra. Rocio has taught and is leading us to, all of this is bigger than ourselves. It will probably mean giving up old ways of thinking, seeing yourself and others differently. Dra. Rocio is a loving, caring, intuitive teacher, person, Seer and guide of all of us. Her honesty, authentic personhood and consistent integrity to act and live as her guides, ancestors and Spirit have led her has been a gift and blessing to us all. I have learned so much through her, and I am excited that others will have the opportunity to continue to do so, too."

Portia K

(she/her)

A seeker of liberation

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"The Decolonial Healing Collective is all that it promises to be and more especially if you embrace, allow and surrender yourself fully to every process that is so lovingly and generously offered by Dr. Rosales Meza. And when I say lovingly and generously, I use those words without platitude or even to be especially complimentary. I simply speak to the essential truth about the nature of the space that is cultivated in this collective. This collective is a loving and generative space that holds each of its participants with care, nurturing all of our growth not only through Dr. Rosales Mezas’ energy medicine, wisdom, teaching and expertise, but through the wisdom that all who are a part of it have to offer. We offer each other unconditional support, understanding and respect. I am so grateful to have found this space and can honestly say to all who feel called to join that it is a worthwhile gift to yourself."

Hasina Shah

(she/her/hers)

Life-long unlearner committed to healing

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"Since joining The Decolonial Healing Collective, I’ve felt so deeply connected to Mother Earth and my ancestors for the first time. I feel shielded and protected by ancestral love. I trust in divine time more now than I ever have, and have seen my spiritual practice shift from an individual to a more collective practice. I’m so so grateful to be in this space with other BIWFOC who also feel deeply called here. It really does feel like home. A place where we can all show up fully in our humanity and I’m filled with joy and gratitude to be apart of it. 💕✨"

Ashley Conrad

(she/her)

Community Organizer, Facilitator, and Healer

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"Working with Dr. Rosales Meza and the Decolonial Healing Collective has shifted my perspective and healing journey in so many ways! The thoughtful space she has curated provides me with the much needed opportunity to show up as my whole self in community with others committed to birthing the New Earth through compassion and accountability."

Kristina K

(she/her)

Granddaughter, daughter, sister, mother, medicine through movement

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"The Decolonial Healing Collective has been a place to learn, unlearn and relearn. Through the collective I have been able to dive deeper into my journey of decolonization. The lessons, conversations and calls have helped me to do the heart work and grounding into Mother Earth and spirit- rituals that I have been needing. The distance healings are powerful. Through this work I have opened up my mind but more importantly my heart- To reconnect to my ancestors, to my land, to my people. ❤️ "

Francisca Cázares

(she/her/ella)

Mother/writer/artist/future ancestor

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"I feel held and understood in ways that I had not experienced in other circles in The Decolonial Healing Collective. And it’s very true that this group is for those who are too decolonial for the spiritual world and too spiritual for the decolonial world. On the spiritual end, just as the collective began, I started to experience stronger visions after regular group energy work, the synchronicities I experience are all the more powerful. On the decolonial end, I am more conscious of keeping my boundaries, and far less apologetic about finding happiness and joy even in moments of challenge because, as Doctora Rocio says, joy is radical. The work is not necessarily easy as there is much shadow work involved to facilitate the kind of deep healing decolonizing requires. However, the lessons needed come when I am ready, and so surrender has been a humbling and important piece of the journey. As such, I’d recommend to anyone wanting to join to approach with an open heart, and ready to receive what they need, all in divine time."

Katrina Bitanga

(she/her)

Amateur astrologist, divine with tarot, aspiring urban planner.

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"I love how intentionally co-created The Decolonial Healing Collective sacred space is. It’s rare to see healing spaces reserved solely for BIWOC. Since I’ve joined, I’ve surrendered heavy energy and aspects of my ego to the spirit, Mother Earth, and the collective. Because of Dra. Rocio’s healings and teachings, and the openness of the collective, I’ve released a lot of energetic attachments and cords that kept me small. I am more compassionate, patient, loving and feel the love and protection of my ancestors so much more than ever before. This collective allows me to see and hear one another, and allows me to be seen and heard."

Kristina Gonzales

(she/they)

Healing our heart space and focusing on self-love and reunion with our divine selves.

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"The decolonial healing collective is about community that my soul has been longing and searching for. It’s a space where I feel welcomed in all parts of who I am. Never feeling any shame, guilt, or judgements and if so then realizing that it is just a program that was instilled in my mind and is not true. It’s about unlearning all that holds me back, while learning that which is my own sacred medicine and using it to help anchor in the New Earth. The decolonial healing is for those who believe in dismantling the colonialism patriarchal capitalistic society that we currently live in, and in order to do that we must first heal ourselves and our minds and soul. It is for those who truly do believe in living in right relationship with self, COMMUNITY, Source, and Mother Earth. It is for those who are seeking to do deep hard work in order to liberate themselves from the toxic energies that were carried into our blood from our lineage. It is for those who are ready to write their own story and legacy.

"I have benefitted from the decolonial healing collective and Dra. Rocio’s offerings because I feel myself much more secure in who I am. Ever since joining this community I feel much more compassion for myself, more aligned and in tune with my whole being.  I was able to learn that the heavy things I feel sometimes aren’t even mine to carry or hold onto. I’ve learned that I’m ready to release those old narratives, and instead call in and welcome in the new that is meant to bless myself, community, and my lineage. It really allowed me to see that I am never alone, in community and in Spirit. As I hold more compassion for myself I feel it beaming out to others while not having to compromise who I am and my own well-being."

Cristine D

(she/hers/ella)

An educator, a reiki practitioner & folk herbalist

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"I love how The Decolonial Healing Collective is warm, compassionate, and nurturing. I joined the collective in the summer of 2020. I have craved more opportunities to build deeper connections with others and share space with folks who are committed to their own decolonial journeys. I wanted to learn, unlearn, and be held in that process. By being in the collective these past five months, I have started reconnecting with the earth and tapping into my intuition. I offer myself the compassion and care I share with others. I am worthy. I am enough. If you are looking for teachings that bring clarity, healings that support your wellness, and community that is genuine and vulnerable, consider saying yes to you."

Maira Hernández

(she/her/ella)

Author & Cultural Guide

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"I found Dra. Rocio and The Decolonial Healing Collective, when I returned to the “U.S.”, after having quit my job to live in my Mexican maternal lands with my abuelo’s. And it was as if it was meant to be because I needed a place where I felt like I was still tied to the wisdom of my cultural roots. The collective has been the one place I felt like the values I learned in México could still thrive. These values brought me peace, tranquility, and community and I was happy to be in a place that shared them. When I returned from México I had reverse culture shock, from coming from such a tranquil community environment back to the fast-pace of the city where it’s easy to feel alone. The collective has been the place that holds me rooted to my ancestral values in community with other like-hearted souls— there’s not a lot of places in the U.S. that hold space for that and I feel lucky to be a part of it. The collective for me is the place that I come to fill my cup, when I walk away from the calls I feel centered, connected, and aligned with my purpose— which for me is so necessary having lived in the corporate culture that is often misaligned with my values. Dra. Rocio has a beautiful way of staying connected and providing guidance that brings me back to center. If you are thinking of joining, know that the collective is unique and beautiful in their energy and purpose. Even though I have yet to meet many of the souls in person, I feel so connected and fully seen by this wonderful community. "

Grisanti Avendaño

Organizer , founder and prayer keeper of the Central Valley Healing Collective

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"My healing journey has been an ongoing struggle of not belonging, running from past traumas and not stepping into my power until 2 years ago. I love the Decolonial Healing Collective, it is home, it is a feeling of accountability for me and all of humanity. There is unspoken beauty of stepping into healing spaces with no introductions needed since intention of space allows for that which is hard to comprehend in a colonial lens. I noticed when I joined I was standing in my way to let go of expectations and give into the lessons, the journaling and let go of imperfections. The most beautiful experience was when I started doing work with pachamama. During one of the meditations I felt hugged by mother earth and it was one of the best experiences to this point. For anyone wanting to join, this is a collective where you get what you put in. It's a space of letting go of perfectionism which is rooted in colonialism , you get to be in space with other like hearted individuals and where the triggers that exist in colonial spaces aren't present."

Ana Isela

Earth Based Medicine/Alchemist

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"I'm here decolonizing and birthing the new earth with  BIPOC relatives.  I used to think that being part of an only BIPOC group was divisive. It has been the best investment to my healing. It was during one of my 1:1 sessions with Dr. Rocio that I learned how deeply colonized I was. I had been hurt in spaces that didn't look like me "white spaces" and yet here I was feeling guilty for possibly hurting them. I was worn out from feeling like I don't belong, and making myself small. In the Decolonial Healing Collective I feel very safe. My decolonizing path has deepened due to listening to all the relatives express their truths in writing or verbally.  Colonizer mentality is deeply rooted in each one of us and we can dismantle colonialism together.  Having this group especially with everything that has transpired during 2020 is a true gift.  When we come together energetically I truly feel the warmth of this collective and I know that together we receive the medicine we need. We do the work with ourselves and share our higher self with the people around us.  With each energy healing session we shed a little bit of our old self. The messages that Dr. Rocio channels  are so poignant for our times. The energy healing is unique to each group. I feel proud to reclaim my indigenous roots. I feel empowered to speak for my ancestors. I know that my healing is theirs too.  We learn and heal together in this sacred safe container. Dr. Rocio is a divine gift to humanity. Her work is priceless. We are love. We are meant to be here and so are you."

Larissa Valderrama Tittle

(she/they)

Psychotherapist/energy healer

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

The Decolonial Healing Collective

"The Decolonial healing collective is a place where I feel deeply held and seen. It is a place where love and respect for one another is consistently demonstrated. We hold one another’s hurts and hearts while we envision our liberation and celebrate our wins. Working with Dra. Roció’s healings and teachings had deepened the healing work I was already doing. Her work revealed how the subconscious internalization of the colonizer was in every aspect of my life. She guides us to feel our feelings, the grief for ourselves, our communities, our ancestors, but also to feel and harness the joy, the strength, the immeasurable love that is our medicine and liberation. She has taught me how to be in right relationship with Mother Earth and my ancestors. I am more able to speak my truth, because I am rooted. I highly recommend Dra Rocio’s teachings and TDHC for anyone wanting community for liberation and healing."

 

Ana Isela

Earth Based Medicine/Alchemist

HEALINGS

Collective Distance Energy Healing

"The collective distance energy healings have been my fountain of life. It is a safe place where I absolutely surrender and know that I will receive the medicine I need. Dr. Rocio is a vessel of pure love and genuine guidance from spirit and ancestors. I love our energetic family. I follow the cleansing steps, set my intentions. I know energetically when the sessions begin, I feel vibrations in my hands, activation in my third eye, I feel cuddled/embraced in pure love. Initially I used to feel tired the next day, a year later and I don't feel tired the next day. There is a cleansing that happens in each session. I have participated in both 1:1 and collective energy sessions. In the 1:1 sessions I sit with the channeled messages that come up. My questions have been answered when I ask. I receive guidance that supports my path to my higher self. I have been able to transmute deep anger, betrayal, grief and low self-esteem. I have been able to identify how my colonized mind was hurting me. The confidence, happiness and peace I have experienced in a year from doing this work is beyond anything I could have imagined. A year ago I was depressed, brokenhearted and lost. My ancestors led me to Dr. Rocio, they listened when I asked that it was time I connect with a woman of color that would understand me and I am grateful I listened to that call. I have invested a year into my healing and it is paying off! I feel liberated and more empowered than ever! That knot on my throat is gone! I am opening new doors, walking the decolonizing earth based medicine path. I am full! Loving myself and piecing together the life I want. I am able to deal with my emotions during times of uncertainty. I have a deeper connection to my ancestors, Mother Earth and great spirit. I am an energy being so I knew my healing needed to be beyond what regular western therapy could offer me. If you are reading this, invest in your healing with Dr. Rocio Rosales Meza. You are worthy of love and healing."

Cristina S.

I am a traveler, a seeker, a seed gatherer on the path of ancestral recovery and cultural creation and remembrance. I have a PhD in Xicanx Studies and am creating a life outside of academia. 

(she/her/ella)

HEALINGS

Collective Distance Energy Healing

I have been participating in Dr. Rosales Meza’s collective distance energy healings since she began offering them this last year, including every two weeks at the beginning of the pandemic. I felt like these healings were crucial in helping me come back to my own center during a time when I often felt swept up in the collective fear and anxiety swirling around and inside me. The collective distance energy healings were one of the main tools, along with weekly meditation and sitting with spiritual circles, that have helped me come back to grounding when I lose faith and which remind me of the larger collective path of decolonizing and healing what we/I am on during this momentous time. These energy healings help clear energies that are external to me which add up, they help me feel more at peace and be able to hear my own self and my own heart, and I am usually able to rest better after one of these sessions. The messages that come through and which Dr. Rosales Meza shares with us after the session offer powerful guidance, and they have gotten stronger as time has passed. It really does feel like we, the collective participants, are walking together, connecting to each other and being guided by our ancestors. This feeling of being a collective which connects to each other spiritually has strengthened as time has gone by.

Lauren Haynes

(she/her)

School Counselor

HEALINGS

Collective Spiritual Meditation Series

"I participated recently in three collective spiritual meditations. I loved that we were encouraged to spiritually cleanse beforehand and that at the start of each session Dra. Rocio gave an outline of what we could expect during our time together. Because of these preparations I felt safe, calm, and open to the messages, guidance, and healing that came through Dra. Rocio. During each session I experienced the most beautiful and loving connection with my ancestors, spirit, and higher self. I would encourage you to participate in this spiritual meditation if you are in need of guidance for connecting and healing your soul."

Adrian

Just spirit earth being, my soul work is to share my gifts through music

HEALINGS

Collective Spiritual Meditation Series

"So thankful to have been involved in 3 of @dr.rosalesmeza’s collective spiritual meditations. Not only did they provide a safe space to listen but after each session I left with the feelings of safety, reassurance, inspiration & clarity. Reminders that I am forever held by earth and tapped in with my ancestors through Earth’s core. A reminder to my inner knowing of connection to our true selves and our higher self. Working on decolonisation of self and healing - this was just what I needed. I loved the guided meditation - I could visualise everything so clearly and it definitely helped me connect to my higher self. Lessons and reminders that stayed with me long after the sessions. Thank you so much, Dra. Rocio, I know this helps us as a community and I would recommend this collective meditation to any POC who’s looking to decolonise their spirit and soul, connecting back to earth and their ancestors with these necessary reminders."

Sepideh

(she/her)

Psychotherapist

HEALINGS

Collective Spiritual Meditation Series

"It’s hard to put into words my experience of the collective spiritual mediation. But I’ll try. For me it was incredibly powerful and affirming in ways I was not even aware that I needed. The affirmation of being in a space held and facilitated by a WOC healer. I felt so held, seen, and connected to by everyone in the space. It felt like the messages coming through where speaking directly to my soul. My overall experience of the meditation was of unconditional love from Spirit, the Universe, and my ancestors. I went in with a strong intention of connecting my my female ancestors and felt their presence and love in a palpable way. I was left with so many powerful downloads the night of and the entire week following. And, with so much clarity and comfort in being in my voice and truth. This is truly powerful and deep soul work. I’m so grateful to have found a space where I can be held in my experience without the white gaze pathologizing my experience, culture, ethnicity, and ancestors."

Matreena Noland

Massage Therapist and Reiki healer

HEALINGS

Collective Spiritual Meditation Series

"I loved the Collective Meditation! It gave me time to pause and connect with others of like mind. It was such a gift to feel and know others were holding space for Me- and for one another. I have a deep never ending desire to seek Real Connection, create healing for myself and others... to usher in love and change for humanity and our planet. If you are seeking to enrich your soul and heighten your connection to self and others, then listen to your inner voice and start to journey within, with Dr. Rosales Meza."

Dayane Mendoz Solis

(she/ella)

Accounting and Mutual Aid

HEALINGS

Collective Spiritual Meditation Series

"This was the first spiritual meditation I’ve attended with Dra. Rocio. I felt so comfortable throughout the experience because she ensured I knew how to prepare for the meditation. I prepared by following the suggested ritual and by setting my intentions for healing. I loved how beautiful the meditation circle was, you truly feel everyone’s energy and connect openly through Dra. Rocio. I felt safe, I felt acknowledged, I felt cared for, and I felt loved. As I type this message, my heart feels overwhelmed with so much of the love the meditation circle left with me. I experienced meditation in a way I hadn’t before. I learned I can always connect with my ancestors and with nature for strength; I feel so driven to continue my spiritual growth and soul purpose. To someone considering joining, I say, invest in healing and loving yourself and be open to receive in abundance."

Nadia C.

HEALINGS

Collective Distance Energy Healing

"What I loved was that I was guided through step by step. During the process I felt a negative energy leave my body. I have been at peace ever since. I felt a heavy burden being lifted from my shoulders. The following morning I was visited by three peaceful hummingbirds at once and have been seeing signs throughout the days. My senses have magnified I now know I am not alone and have felt even closer to my ancestors. It feels good to know I am not alone! I highly recommend it to anyone who needs peace and guidance. Dr. Rosales is amazing!"

Crista Gray

(she/her)

Scholar in Praxis, Folk magic

HEALINGS

Collective Distance Energy Healing

"In essence, I would say the healings felt to me much like a chiropractic adjustment for the soul, with an added hug for the heart. A soft, yet firm touch to remind me of the inner wisdom we have and to call upon our well guides to help us walk a path toward our needed awaiting self. The written communication received from Dr Rosales Meza afterward was so powerful and on point and brought me to tears in its resonance for what I needed to hear. Overall it was a positive experience and I'd recommend it to anyone open to a decolonial path who was dedicated to continue the work beyond the healing."

 

Yasmin Van

TEACHINGS

Reclaiming Intuition by Decolonizing Minds

"From the Reclaiming Intuition by Decolonizing Minds webinar I received validation around my desire to learn and connect with other BIPOC and being more conscientious about where/who I receive my information from. My perspective on how/why I do things has broadened. I look at how colonialism and slavery continues to shape my thoughts and actions and how that impacts my role as mother, friend, social worker, etc."

Ashley Conrad

(she/her)

Community Organizer, Facilitator, and Healer

TEACHINGS

Reclaiming Intuition by Decolonizing Minds

"The Reclaiming Intuition by Decolonizing Minds webinar has encouraged me to investigate my own colonial mentality so that I can continue to transform my relationship with myself and my community. The is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning more about colonial conditioning and how we, as individuals and a collective, can being to reclaim our relationship with Mother Earth, remember the wisdom on our benevolent ancestors, and live in harmony with our soul’s purpose.

"I have received so many benefits from attending the webinar! Most notably, the webinar gave me tools and language to reflect on my own experiences and decolonizing journey. I am now able to name patterns of colonial mentality within myself and am actively seeking ways to unroot these harmful thought processes and behaviors and move into a more intuitive, authentic version of myself.
"What I loved most about the webinar was the depth of knowledge and care Dr. Rosales Meza brought into the space. I felt Spirit use her as a vessel and felt our energy contained as a group which is very difficult to do when we are working through historical and generational trauma that may come up."