Happy 50th Birthday To Me!

Today is my 50th Birthday and I am so grateful to be alive, thriving and sober! I’ve already been in the ugly cry several times today from all the wonderful messages from friends and my Sacred Sista Mentees.

I used to hate birthdays in the past because it would trigger shame about being seen, anxiety around being with others and a desperate isolation knowing that I could not connect with anyone who looked like me. Today, my racial sobriety has given me the awareness and tools to work through the vulnerability of my blackness and embrace a deeper connection with my community.

This year, I’ve planned a mixture of chilled and social events. This picture is me chilling with a green tea before I have my massage. Yaaaasssss.

Despite it being my birthday, my biggest gift is being able serve you. To continue sharing my experience, strength and hope so you know you’re not alone. In honor of this  commitment, I couldn’t let today go by without giving you the opportunity to get some goodies in my birthday power sale! These offers are only available till midnight on Friday London time!

Dive in at www.birthday.juneallen.net 

Your welcome!

J x

You Are Not Powerless!

With a history and culture of unheard pain, it makes sense that many of us feel a deep sense of powerlessness. We feel powerless over white supremacy, powerless over the ‘loved’ ones who hurt us, and powerless over the unmanageable impact it’s had on our lives.

The result of unheard powerlessness and oppression is learned helplessness. When we’re taught that we have no power, we stay trapped in a child like state where being seen or heard is emotionally unsafe. I’ve often described myself as this adult child and the anger I swallowed around my powerlessness became depression. My oppression became depression. The anger without the fire……….. Want more?

The 13 November will be my 50th Birthday and I’m sharing a collection of 50 lessons, revelations and rituals (FREEDOM 50 Series) that have nurtured my serenity and what I hope, will inspire you to stay on the path of healing. This session is one of my 10 life lessons. Click here to here the full session in audio, You are not powerless! 

Click here to find out more about the FREEDOM 50 Series.

Till Next time,

Your sista in service.

June

Grounding Techniques When There is Sexual Assault in The News.

Over the last few days, the news has been saturated with ‘high profile’ men and sexual assault. If you’re a survivor (as I am), then I’m sure you’ll agree that this is very triggering and trying to go about the day as normal has not felt emotionally safe.

I’m not interested in debating whether they’re guilty, what’s important in this moment, is to have conversation with you about the impact on your well being and share some tools so you can take care of yourself. Be gentle!

Pete Walker PTSD Book Mentioned

Happy UK Black History Month!

Hey Hey!!

It’s Black History Month in the UK and I’m using it as an opportunity to share more empoWOMBment  and connect more in person with my local London Sista’s. I kicked off the month with this free webclass below on the importance of engaging and celebrating our culture. I’ve also created a special BHM page to host 2 new in person workshops to continue the healing! Check them out at www.bhm.juneallen.net  I look forward to spending time with you.

It’s #sacredsistatime

WEBCLASS: 10 WAYS BLACK HISTORY MONTH BUILDS SELF ESTEEM.

Addiction is a Family Disease

I’ve been a little quiet over the last few days, because it was my late brothers birthday on the 7th of September. After many years of substance abuse, he died aged 46.
Many of us don’t understand addiction, and are quick to judge those who act out with drink, drugs, food, sex or any other behaviours that sabotage our ability to show up and shine in our greatness.
For black folks, addiction is a cultural disease rooted in a desperate need to escape the vulnerability of our blackness. We carry the scars of slavery and todays oppression which vilifies our melanin magic.
Without a revolutionary program of gentleness, healing and compassion, our people will continue to recycle their pain by hurting ourselves and each other.
The last conversation I had with my brother was painful because he was high and incoherent.
I felt powerless over his suffering.
I was scared of getting THAT phone call. That my sobriety could not save him.
In recovery, I learned to let go of the guilt of not being able to end his misery. Today, I honor him by sharing the power of racial sobriety with those who are willing and able to do the work.
Healing begins when we accept that we cannot control how others choose to manage their pain. We let go of trying to save those we love, and focus on healing ourselves.
Today, I will not abandon myself in the compulsive need to rescue others. My recovery and healing must always come first.
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 In this previous podcast, I  talk more openly about my brothers addiction and how his death continues to keep me sober and serving the community.

To get started on your journey to racial sobriety, go to www.sobriety.juneallen.net
 for your free course with 7 powerful masterclasses.

Letting Go

Wassup September!

I love the beginning of each month.

It’s the Creator’s way of reminding us that’s it’s OK to restart, refresh and realign the compassionate path we’re travelling back home to ourselves.

In September, we know autumn is all about the ground being covered in glorious shades of red and brown from trees letting go of the leaves to cleanse themselves and nourish the earth.

This grand act of mama natures love, also teaches us the importance of letting go of the behaviours that don’t serve us and transform them into lessons of wisdom.

Today, I will remember that the power that transforms each season, is also my Higher Self. I can use it’s strength and tenderness to step into the wonder of today, tomorrow and beyond.

Till next time,

With Blackalicious love.

June x

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What does self love feel like?

How many times do you hear how important it is to love yourself? Do you know how to love yourself and what it feels like?
In today’s Sunday serenity, I share simple ways to love yourself along with my experience of what it feels like. In honoring Marcus Garvey’s Birthday this week, I also talk about the power of cultural self love.
Today is also the last day to get your discounted Garvey goodies to heal, empower and inspire! There’s also a free webclass with 5 ways to honor Marcus Garvey’s Legacy today! Offers end at midnight tonight London time. Get them here.
 

Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey!

 

Marcus Garvey, the grandfather of pan Africanism celebrates his birthday on the 17th August
and I’m out here flying my virtual RGB flag! Whoop! Whoop!

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr. and Sarah Anne Richards gave birth to him in St Ann’s Bay,
Jamaica in 1887, the youngest of 11 children. The principles of Garveyism were all about
empowering black people to do for self and be proud of their blackness.

It’s fascinating to learn that this grandson of a slave would rise up and inspire millions of
black people around the world to rise up and stand in their greatness, all without social
media!  I’m excited to be celebrating his achievements by sharing resources
to honor his legacy for your sobriety and continued empowerment.

Go to www.garvey.juneallen.net to download a free webclass, 5 ways to honor his legacy today.

 

Are You Emancipated and Independent?

The 1st of August was Emancipation Day and today is the day Jamaica became Independent. Both days mark the so called ‘freedom’ of our ancestors from colonial bondage. As these dates declare our freedom on paper, many of us remain in psychological bondage because we still carry the wounds that were not healed during slavery.
Whilst white supremacy continues to refine itself to maintain power, you also have more opportunities to chose how you respond. Emancipation no longer remains in the hands of those committed to our destruction, but in the way we chose to honor ourselves and our communities.
Are you committed to your pain or your power? Are you willing to do the internal work your ancestors couldn’t?Today, with compassion, patience and courage, I will remember that I have the power to emancipate myself from mental slavery.
Click here for your free mini course, 7 Days of Revolutionary Black Self Love.