How often do you act from fear or worry or exhaustion rather than your vision when it comes to race? For most of us, this is our default.
Please don’t judge yourself; it’s actually a biological disposition of our brains to dwell in actual or potential threat.
I’m asking the question as a way to remind us that there is another way. When we bring something to consciousness, we can choose.
Think about it. Do you want The Donald determining your actions? Do you want the latest killing to drive your choices? I don’t. I want to own the power of my vision, my soul, my inner guidance.
I recommend that you ask yourself: What do I want to create today? What is my vision for my family or my school? How can I do one thing that will move us toward that vision?
This is not to say that your vision has to be about changing big entities every day. You can choose to focus on yourself. Try this: create a vision of how you want to value or extend compassion to yourself today. Then, respond to requests, criticisms, compliments from that vision. Notice how you feel.
If you are like me, then you’ll keep forgetting your vision and need reminders. Write it down or take a picture of an image that symbolizes your vision. Post it in your car or on your phone screen.
Best of all share this vision with community. As they say, when two or more are gathered we have power. Would you like a community to share your vision?
Well, come on in! I invite you to be part of a tribe that can help you hold your intention or a vibration (as Niyonu Spann would say) for love and racial justice. I’m setting up a Facebook Group called Tribe of the H.E.A.R.T.
If you like live and in person, please join me for the Say The Wrong Workshop or an upcoming performance. Details at my website.
In the meantime, Act from your Vision.
Peace and love,
-Dr. Amanda Kemp