YOG23: Addiction, Pain and Recovery Solutions.

Greetings Fam,

Yesterday, was the anniversary of my brothers death.

After many years of using drugs and alcohol, his body gave up on 6 November 2012.

He was 46 years old.

In today’s podcast, I share how the impact of his death keeps me committed to SLAYING in recovery and serving my community.

How do you define addiction? Do you think it’s all about drink and drugs?

In this episode, I also teach how black pain under the system of racism, manifests as different types of addictive and compulsive behavior.

Black self respect means being truthful about your pain.

Black self love is about asking for help.

If you’re struggling with addiction and want to learn more about 12 step recovery,

you can listen to the ‘Recovery for Beginners’ episode here. 

Be open. Be willing. Be the change.

Till next time

With Blackalicious love

June

 

In Loving Memory

David Barrington Allen

Sunrise 7.9.1966

Sunset 6.11.2012

 

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Links, books and authors mentioned in this episode:

Recovery Podcast.

12 Step Recovery for Beginners

 

7 Days of Revolutionary Black self Love.

http://www.7days.juneallen.net

YOG21: Are You Addicted To Misery?

Greetings Family,

Has pain become your only friend? Is there a deeper pay off for holding onto your pain and drama? How does this enable own oppression as a community?

In  today’s episode, I explore how pain and childhood chaos can create a ‘comfortable,’ addictive cycle of more pain and chaos. I also share about my own compulsive fear of being happy during my entrepreneurial journey.

Enjoy

With blackalicious love,

June x

 

Links mentioned in this episode.

Click here to download and build your black self love list.

 

Click below  for your free mini empowerment course,

7 Days of Revolutionary Black Self Love

 

TBS18: How To Write a Recovery Step 4 Race Inventory.

Greetings Family,

Sending love and nuff blessings from the Yard!

In today’s show, I chat to my recovery fellows working the recovery steps with a run down on racism and step 4.

I also share how to write an inventory on race.

Enjoy x

Don’t miss another episode!

If you have any feedback, comments or questions ask me here.

If you would like to work with me you can find out more here.

#racialsobriety #theblacksteps #recovery #sobriety #racism #whitesupremacy #blackempowerment #blackgirlmagic  #racialintimacy  #thetwelvesteps

TBS15: Recovery Step 3 – Are White People Your Higher Power?

 

Greetings family,

In this show, I explore how the image of white Jesus and the religion of white supremacy (Christianity) maintains a spiritually abusive power dynamic where white people have become our Higher Power.

In 12 step recovery, step 3 is when we, ‘Made the decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand it.’ As religion is one of the key areas of oppressive people activity under the system of white supremacy, I also share my experience, hope and tools for dealing with this abusive religious enmeshment. Details for this show include:

  • The concept of God.
  • The role of white supremacy in religion.
  • Slavery, Christianity and the black church.
  • White Jesus and spiritual abuse.
  • Recovery Step 3.
  • When white people were my Higher Power.
  • The dismantling and reconstruction process.
  • Setting spiritual boundaries.

Enjoy x

Don’t miss the next episode!

References in this episode:

Maat

Amun Ra

 

Further Reading.

Black People in the Bible – Randolph Jackson

The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America – Paul Harvey.

If you have any feedback, comments or questions ask me here.

If you would like to work with me you can find out more here.

#racialsobriety #theblacksteps #recovery #sobriety #racism #whitesupremacy #blackempowerment #blackgirlmagic  #racialintimacy  #thetwelvesteps

TBS13: Codependency and Detaching With Love.

 

In this episode, I share on the subject of codependency, which is the destructive form of self abandonment we adopt in response to living under the system of racism (white supremacy). Details of the show are as follows:

What is racial codependency within the system of white supremacy?

What is codependency in relationships?

The codependency 12 step recovery fellowship.

The characteristics and behavior patterns of codependency.

-Denial

-Low self esteem

-Complience

-Control

-Avoidance

The power of detachment with love.

Enjoy x

Don’t miss an episode!

 

 

If you have any feedback, comments or questions ask me here.

If you would like to work with me you can find out more here.

 

Links, books and authors mentioned in this episode:

Last weeks episode on the 9 narcissistic traits of white supremacy.
Is racism a mental illness?

 

The codependency 12 step recovery fellowship.

www.coda.org

The CODA Fellowship Big Book

 

Further suggested reading on codependency.


You can find lots of literature about racial wellness, addiction, and the 12 step recovery process in the link below in the recovery/addiction category:

www.yardofgreatnessstore.com

#racialsobriety #theblacksteps #recovery #sobriety #racism #whitesupremacy #blackempowerment #blackgirlmagic #racialintimacy #thetwelvesteps

TBS11: Recovery Step 2: Being Restored To Sanity By A Loving Higher Parent.

 

Greetings Family,

I hope the day finds you well. This week, I am sharing my experience hope and tools in recovery step 2. Details include:

  • Introducing recovery step 3.
  • The challenge of trust.
  • Waking up.
  • How and where does your Higher Power shows up?
  • Letting go of a judgmental God.
  • Racial insanity.
  • Are you playing God in other peoples lives?
  • What is being restored to sanity.
  • Open mindedness and clarity.
  • The what, the why and the how of moving forward?

Enjoy x

 

If you have any feedback, comments or questions ask me here.

If you would like to work with me you can find out more here.

Links, books and authors mentioned in this episode:

Recovery Step 1

You can find lots of literature about racial wellness, addiction, and the 12 step recovery process in the link below in the recovery/addiction category:

http://www.yardofgreatnessstore.com

TBS09 How To Start A People of Colour 12 Step Meeting Within Your Primary Fellowship.

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Whas up fam,
I hope you’re having a peaceful, constructive day. I am so excited about today’s show because I am going to teach you how to set up your own People of Colour meeting within your respective fellowship. If you are already working a 12 step recovery program, this is an empowering opportunity to deepen your understanding of racial sobriety and connect more authentically with yourself and your community. Topics discussed in this episode are as follows:
Basic meeting structure.
White fragility and separation.
How the new script works.
Introduction.
People Of Colour Preamble.
Closed group boundaries.
Race step work sharing.
Sharing space, boundaries and racial slurs.
Top lines and gratitude.
 Enjoy x

 

Links, books and authors mentioned in this episode:

You can find lots of literature about racial wellness, addiction, and the 12 step recovery process in the link below in the recovery/addiction category:

http://www.yardofgreatnessstore.com

If you have any feedback, comments or questions ask me here.

If you would like to work with me you can find out more here.

#racialsobriety #theblacksteps #recovery #sobriety #racism #whitesupremacy #blackempowerment #blackgirlmagic  #racialintimacy  #thetwelvesteps

TBS08: Racism and 12 Step Recovery For Beginners

Racism, 101
Greetings Mindful Yardie’s,
I hope the day finds you well. If you’ve been curious about me always chatting about recovery and want to know more, this show is for you. In this episode, I share how working the 12 step recovery process can be used to understand who we are and manage our racial pain. #knowthyself
I also share some compassionate tools along with my experience, strength and hope to get you started on the road to wholeness. Topics discussed include:
– The definition of racism.
– The psychology of racism
– Self compassion and surrender
– The History of 12 Step Recovery
– 3 types of recovery fellowships
– A holistic overview
– Black people in early AA
– Why the recovery process works.
– The power of sponsorship and meetings.
– 3 recovery slogans to get started
Click below to listen.
Enjoy x
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Authors and Links mentioned in this Episode
The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous read in this episode are from the AA Big book.

Literature for all core 12 step fellowships can be found at: www.yardofgreatnessstore.com

TBS07: Recovery Step 1- Powerlessness And Hope

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Hey there,

Sidenote…. I admit that I am powerless over the freezing temps out here in London, but have the power to podcast under my heated duvet lol. Sorry, couldn’t resist it. 😉

Now that I’ve got that out of the way, this week I dive into recovery step 1 and adapt the basic principles as they relate to our powerlessness under the system of racism (white supremacy). I love this step because it is the beginning of hope and a new authentic way of being. I also talk about learned helplessness, racial intimacy and the power of scheduling hope into your day.

If I could go back and speak to my former broken self that crawled through my first step one, I would tell her it’s really is going to be OK, and step one is the beginning of the journey to freedom. Things will be a challenge, but I will have an abundance of support, love and blackalicious tools to work the sh*t out of my recovery and thrive. One day at a time.

Enjoy

P.S Dont forget you can get all your core recovery books in my Amazon store at www.yardofgreatnessstore.com

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#racialsobriety #theblacksteps #stepone #recovery #sobriety #powerless #racism #whitesupremacy

 

 

TBS04: Honoring Dr. Welsing and 3 Questions to Recommit To Your Recovery in 2017.

 

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Happy New Year Mindful Yardie’s! Welcome to 2017!

Today’s show honor’s the 1st anniversary of the death of Dr Francis Cress-Welsing and how her book ‘The Isis Papers’ relates to the honesty required for taking the first step in recovery. I also share 3 important questions to ask yourself in order to stay empowered throughout the year, and beyond.

I am so excited about this year because I’ve been working really hard to get my experience, hope and tools out of my brain and into various formats for you to use in your own growth process. As you know I’ve already done a couple of podcasts, but I’m now ready to go much deeper with the content in relation to 12 step recovery. I am conscious of not wanting to just share about racism, but also the steps it takes to understand and maintain racial sobriety. The 12 step recovery process is where I started and continue to live in the solution for well being and counter racist mastery. As a result, I have also renamed the podcast, The Black Steps to reflect this content direction.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in this episode:

Dr Welsing’s last lecture:

https://www.mixcloud.com/trendingwithez/dr-francis-cress-welsing-final-lecture-jan-2016-rip/

Dr Welsing’s Book: The Isis Papers

Isis Papers book club. 

http://www.theisispapersbookclub.com

Neely Fuller’s Books

www.producejustice.com

Article: White death exceeding birth.

http://time.com/4585232/white-deaths-exceed-births-united-states/

You can find lots of literature about addiction and the 12 step recovery process in the link below in the recovery/addiction category:

http://www.yardofgreatnessstore.com

If you would like to work with me, see here.