Decolonizing without healing, liberation, and imagining becomes destructive.
Beloveds, let me take it to a spiritual & energetic level...
The energy of decolonizing is destructive. It is meant to heal and reclaim, yes. But, the genesis of decolonizing was as a reaction to the colonizer & colonization. Thus, us still playing the colonizer’s game. Did you catch that?
The energy is destructive. And rightfully so, we want to dismantle colonialism. But, if we don’t balance this journey with liberation, with healing, with imagining and visualizing and creating the New Earth. Well then, fk, what is it all for?
Our ancestors didn’t bring us all this way for us just to be reactive, & fight, & stay in the pain. They want us to LIVE.
& the truth is we’ve forgotten & we’ve lost sight of that. & we’re so much in the pain that we don’t see anything else. Folx end up acting out & causing pain to others. We don’t see a way out. & this is going EXACTLY the way the colonizer intended! It’s all going according to his plan.
As Steve Biko shared, “The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
&, you know what, I don’t consent. Yes, we do the collective shadow work of decolonizing AND we DREAM & we BIRTH. Because the truth is this work is HEAVY, and DIFFICULT, & PAINFUL. And we’re repeating colonial patterns if we just live & stay in the pain & the fight of decolonizing.
That is not going to get us to the New Earth, that is not going to get us to the other side. & I appreciate the activists that are in the fight but if you’re just in the pain & not in the imagining, & the joy, the wellness, the healing, the rest, you’re missing the whole point. You’ve been duped by the colonizer & only playing the game half, not whole. See @thenapministry for more.
And this message dear ones is to remind you that you deserve to be whole, well, & free. That we were born warriors yes, but that is not the whole of our purpose and it is not sustainable.
As Angela Davis shares “Anyone who’s interested in making change in the world also has to learn to take care of herself, himself, theirselves.”
I have finally accepted this & I hope you do too love💖.
What can you do differently to make space for imagining the New World?