Last weekend I had the opportunity to be part of a #RadicalDharma retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center, on the themes of race, justice & liberation - led by the very kickass human beings Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Lama Rod Owens. 🔥🔥🔥 Lots of learning and unraveling. Dismantling white supremacy from the inside out. Getting better (?) at being uncomfortable. Coming into more understanding of the whiteness that I've learned to inhabit and the varying degrees of violence & erasure that this identity is inherently complicit in. Getting more familiar with my fears of looking stupid or being vulnerable in conversations about race & realizing how flimsy this discomfort is when held up against the realities that white supremacy inflicts on people of color daily. Noticing my impulsive need for validation & how gross but real it feels. How my privilege is a safety net in so many ways. Learning to operate from love and empathy rather than competition and dominance. To be gentle and fierce with myself, and keep coming back no matter how many times I fall asleep or fuck up. That I'm not perfect and trying to be is painful. That our collective liberation isn't a romantic, stable destination , it's hard work, daily work on basically every level. It's a threat to the system(s) including capitalism & patriarchy. It's becoming more whole and honoring our truest selves & our innate compassion and need for each other. It's growing up and being accountable for our actions as human beings & as children/guests/earthlings of this planet/ecosystem. "The fantasy we've been living in is wearing itself thin." It needs to be questioned and challenged, and grieved as needed. The *American Dream* at the expense of black & brown bodied people is something we all need to wake the eff up from. Speaking as someone who has spent a lot of time asleep. ⚡🌊 🇺🇸🎳☕📣 - Anyway, some thoughts ~ down to discuss ~ check out their book Radical Dharma / - #america #healing #liberation #fuckwhitesupremacy #disrupt #disarm #whiteness #racism #capitalism #patriarchy #americandream #whiteprivilege #buddhism #usa #evolution #revolution #love #justice #blacklivesmatter #earthlingsunite

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Magical early birthday with my family 💕🔮🙌🏻🌈💫🌴

The face you make when yo mama walk in on you doing sum you not suppose to be doing😂😂😂