Chronic lateness, or ‘Black Time’ as we call it, is something that many of us laugh about and accept as part of our culture. However, in line with what I’m teaching in the Self Love Rehab course, I believe that chronic lateness can also be a symptom of low self esteem. In this video, I will help you explore your relationship with time and how time boundaries can be a powerful tool for healing transformation.
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!
‘A wounded daughters acceptance of her mother’s inability to love requires willingness and courage. Willingness to accept the truth about her mothers limitations and courage to change the way she responds without self blame.’
This quote is an exert from a series of empowerment training’s I’m writing to honor the wounded daughters of abusive black mothers.
We cannot have honest conversations about wanting to end white supremacy, until we’re ready to raise our hands and do the healing work required to free ourselves internally.
I still have moments of pain and grief around my mother’s behavior, but I stay committed to the healing work because greatness is my birthright.
I also want a loving, mother experience for my little Plaintain, Zuri. 🙂
The more I learn and speak, the more I understand the suffering in the community.
I want you to know that you are not alone.
There is hope.
When you empower a women you empower a nation.
You spoke, I listened.
Today, I’m sharing an opportunity for wounded daughters to have a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore this topic and begin to find peace. Details are below.