Empowerment comes from within our own wholeness and in our ability to have access to the resources, relationships, support systems, and community in order to be in our wholeness. We are individual human beings and our lives are interdependent with each other and Mama Earth.
We, as human beings, are a part of the cycles of nature. We are alive to be together and to share our love, our gifts, our magic…and to have those gifts be received…in all of the expressions of our different identities.
Paths of personal empowerment to be in our wholeness–the beauty, the mess, and everything in between–are fractals of what leads to transformation. We are microcosms in the macrocosm. We are threads of mycelium in the network of the human web of relationship and communication.
Transformative justice is emergence into building the cultural conditions where anyone who has been historically excluded, marginalized, or oppressed is able to be empowered.
The arc of personal, communal, and collective healing is an evolution of our consciousness–a transformation that calls for building the capacity to embody radical empathy, emotional intelligence, trauma responsiveness, collective liberation, and dignity for humanity and all beings of Mama Earth.
As the old paradigm crumbles and we shift away from the toxicity of dominant systems, may we find faith together to build and emerge into just visions for New Earth–even if we likely will not see the impacts we are working towards in this lifetime. May we build trust together that our evolution towards belonging are seeds we are planting in the soil and may our grief water them with life for the future.