Community Compassion | July 31, 2020 🏔
As the day starts to unfold, please check in on one another. Even sitting in the quiet place and just present will allow others to step in and others to step up.
The unnatural deaths that have occurred has triggered a lot of emotions, the constant state or survival has given birth to fight or flight.
When this is recognized as natural emotions we can work together to continue the healing.
The gossip, backstabbing, rivalry, and untold truths are they worth it all? The equalization of gender roles can be utilized in a healthy atmosphere. The division has brought friends and family pitting against each other. This brings about a stress that blankets a society, topped with grief, loss, stress and uncertainty can be seen like watching a rubber band being stretched beyond it's limits.
We can have unity, we can have differences of opinions, to respect each opinions of others allows clarity of the world around us. To sit in our truth as we know and validate it, can be utilized in ways that allows for communal growth.
Look at each other, be present in the moment and recognize that when a tragedy hits us, it is those who were taught to the natural thing, to help, is not a pay off, but a payback of how we were raised.
We have an abundance of knowledge keepers, why can't we be in collaboration with those around us, to bring forth a unity of change. Every skill, every opportunity to learn from others will being about change.
If we gave each other a chance can you imagine what that can look like?
If we gave each other the gift of time - can you imagine what that can look like?
If we showed respect like our Grandmothers did, can you imagine what that can look like?
When we lower our voice of opinion, and that we don't have all the answers and look to our community champions for guidance, can you imagine what that can look like?
There is a time and place for heated discussions - and when you start those discussions look around and see if the place you are in, ask yourself ”Is now the right time?”
Remember: Be kind and gentle with yourself, today and in the days to come.