We may not get another opportunity like this in our lifetimes to break these cycles, smash old paradigms, unravel toxic bondages, and free ourselves from the wrongness of how things have been on many many levels.
A “normal” will inevitably settle in—social structures will stabilize, and we will move on.
I am doing all I can to ensure I am not moving onward with any of the old, bent and broken, unjust, noxious patterns I inherited or have been unwitting party to. Be they subtle, or be they over-arching institutional or normalized standards—they need to go. There is no room in our new future for these outdated poisons.
PSA: This world shift, this global LEVELING of antiquated practices, beliefs, behaviors, and methods is a MASTER CLASS in becoming human. This master class includes the correction of millennia of planetary environmental abuse, human rights violations, financial inequality, and institutional oppression.
Be assured, some people will fail the class. Many people are missing the opportunity to study, to improve, to learn a new way of community and unity. We all signed up for this master class or we wouldn’t be here. Still, some will choose to fall behind, to stay bound to their anvils of tradition, ignorance, and fear.
It’s okay to leave them behind. It’s okay to keep moving forward. It’s okay to blaze ahead and lay groundwork that they can follow someday, if and when they are able to free themselves.
Keep going. Keep pushing. Keep building. Keep working to balance the scales.
You’ve got this. We’ve got this.
I know the world feels like it’s on fire right now. I know you’re uncomfortable. I’m uncomfortable too. I know you’re vulnerable, scared and angry. I am too. You may be triggered left, right, and center by people you know, or even total strangers. I get it. I am too.
WE ARE ALL IN IT. We are all evolving at the same time, as a collective, as a people, and it’s rough. It’s hard to see what we have been doing, to our black community, to our human family of color, to our planet, to our world as a whole. It’s been months of peeling back layers of cancerous years, decades, centuries of venomous patterns. It’s hard to look at. It’s hard to acknowledge. It’s hard to understand. I get it. Still….
LOOK YOU MUST.
ACKNOWLEDGE YOU MUST.
YOU MUST OPEN TO UNDERSTANDING.
Your ability…our ability to graduate to the next level of human emotional evolution as a species is dependent on you (myself included) choosing to level up. It’s a choice.
It’s instinctive to want to tuck back in, to curl up, hide or look away. I challenge myself, I challenge you, to reach, stretch, connect and awaken to the promise of the horizon beyond this birthing phase.
We may never have this kind of change opportunity again in our lifetimes. Use it. Breathe it. Find a new way—the better way in everything you do. Do the best you can, then one step farther and you will have taken your storyline, the storyline of your ancestry and the history of this world beyond what it was before you took your first breath.
Just do the best you can, then one step farther.