Decolonizing Minds-Restoring Hearts-Anti-Racist* Healing Circle
December 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
*Being Anti-Racist is based on the conscious efforts and actions to provide equitable opportunities for all people on an individual and systemic level.
As colonization spread across the planet, it brought many falsehoods and trauma to our ancestors. Trauma from colonization has now spread across the planet. Over the generations, our DNA, Minds, and Souls have absorbed colonized ideas about every aspect of life, including what is real and not, valued or not. Included is white, male and human supremacy, self-loathing, “sin”, time, gender, nature, sexuality, “history”, “race”, and the list goes on.
We cannot create an Earth honoring and equitable culture for ALL Peoples until we specifically and consciously address the ways in which we have been colonized in our minds, hearts and souls. As Animists and sensitive people, we sense how everyone is connected, and the connection extends beyond Humanity. Healing and Justice are intertwined.
Learning to see the tendrils of Colonized Mind within our thoughts, beliefs and actions, helps us remember our place in the circle of sacred humanity. Not doing so continues to inflict systemic and personal harm on Black, Indigenous and Brown family members, as well as all our non-human kin.
1-Quynn opens the circle with a prayer to the ancestors of the land where we are, and a prayer for healing and protection for all who need it most.
2-Quynn will share a selected reading or recording from a black or indigenous scholar, poet or artist to offer a focus for our self-reflection for personal and collective healing.
3-A time for self-reflection will be offered, based on the particular area of focus for each meeting (privilege, regret, repair, separation and ancestral healing will be addressed). One can write, meditate or “journey” to explore the subject.
4-Optional sharing (without cross talk)
5-Closing the circle with a prayer of gratitude.
All levels of understanding are welcome. The only prerequisite is having an open heart and mind.
Donations support We Are Done Dying Campaign from the NAACP.
“Being Antiracist”. National Museum of African American History and Culture. 2019-10-01. Retrieved 2020-08-11.