A Tree Without Roots?

‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’ Marcus Garvey. 
On the 17th August was the Honorable Marcus Garvey’s birthday. This grandfather of PanAfricanism mobilised millions of Africans around the world to stand in their power, build businesses and be proud of their history. In this session (44), I honour his legacy by sharing how doing the internal work can have a huge impact on how we practice black empowerment in business. 

 

Releasing Guilt

Do you feel guilty about focusing on your healing process? Many of us want to feel more empowered in our lives but also fear the isolation and feelings that often accompany letting go of our old lives. In this session, I share on what’s really underneath our guilt and how to release it so you can move on.

Moving Beyond Survival

Welcome to podcast episode 41! Many of us are so use to surviving that we don’t know what it means to thrive. Why are we willing to accept surviving as a way of life? What does it mean to let go of this deprivation? In this podcast, I talk about how recovery gave me permission to dream, hope and step into a vision of wholeness. Are you ready to claim yours?

This episode is sponsored by Self Love Rehab, A 12 week course to learn the foundational tools for revolutionary black self love. You will learn a 90 day empowerment system with wellness goal setting, understanding how racism has impacted your self esteem and how to set boundaries and build confidence  as a black women. For full details go to www.selfloverehab.com

Surrender to Self Love

When our life experience has been dominated by pain, its hard to trust others, our Higher Power, ourselves. This mistrust makes us vulnerable to the insanity of trying to control  everything. Many of us are so used to suffering that it feels hard to open up to wonder of what it means to be human.

In this podcast, I talk about the power of surrender. Surrender is when we allow ourselves to take small loving actions to self nurture even when it feels uncomfortable and we’re afraid of the outcome.

Today, I will let go of my what does not serve me and surrender to the power of self love.

I love You and I’m Listening…….

I love you and I’m listening…..

Have you ever had that conversation with the wounded part of yourself?

I’m really excited about today’s podcast because I’m sharing some creative parts of myself that I hope you will find comforting. This episode is a mixture of poetry, affirmation and meditation.

I love you and I’m listening…..

Enjoy.

YOG36 A Sneek Peep Inside The Bell Hooks Book Club.

Hey, Hey Sacred Sista,

If you’ve been on the fence about joining the circle, you’re in for a treat today! I’m giving you a sneek peep inside the what, the why and the how of this blackalicious sacred space. In this podcast episode, I share the step by step process through the session and why sista’s are returning to continue their journey to wholeness. Topics include:

How does black self hate show up in your behavior?

How to use the tools for empoWOMBent.

Defining self love, how do you know when you love yourself?

Why Sista sharing boundaries are crucial for building trust.

The power of cultural meditation.

Click below to listen to this episode.

To join the circle click below.

 

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.

Black Women’s Well-Being Event with Naomi Davidson.

Greetings and thanks for taking the time to hang out with me.

Today, I’m chatting to Naomi Davidson who is a well-being consultant and she’s all about empowering Sista’s. She got in touch as a result of the series I did on wounded daughters  to ask if I would be on the panel for her event ( 23 June 2018) which is specifically around to our UK experience.

We caught up earlier this week to chat about what to expect at the event, and next week we’re going to record a more detailed podcast about the results of her research. You can listen to our chat here.

Hope to see you Saturday!

June