Harnessing appreciatively the auspicious beginnings a new moon offers us all. Today starts the first post out of 15 where I share mindfulness-based techniques to transform your relationship with yourself by creating, establishing, nurturing and/or strengthening a self-compassionate mindset.
But first...You up for a challenge?
By committing to taking time after each of these 15 posts, to digest, contemplate, practice, sit, move, meditate (in whatever way that means to you), journal, pull tarot cards, talk to your crystals, meet up and discuss with your friends, family, you are planting the seeds deep within, and just as the snow and cold will eventually shift to the newness of spring and flowers blooming and warmer weather drying out our wet bones - your inner self, higher self, IN YOUR POWER BIRTHRIGHT SELF, will shine through. This difference between negative emotions, our self-critical brain, anxiousness, and the big one - not being happy CAN and will begin to shift and change. However, just reading these posts will not do the work for you. Yes, there is work! Lots of it! And at times it is going to challenge everything you know, believe, and experience. In fact, doing this work will open you up to more areas in life and the collective experience that require you to show up for yourself, and for others. An enlightened community can be created and cultivated by coming together to share and talk on what you are learning and experiencing whilst doing your work, this challenge even. You are the most vital and important piece to this ACTUALLY working out in your favor. Simply put, the secret ingredient will be your time! Are you willing to accept this invitation and create the time needed for you to see results?
I feel that is important to emphasize that I am not saying that I have the answer or the know how to YOUR happiness, I, however, am humbly offering insight and tools for you to add to your ever-growing cosmic toolbox of the self. Our cultural awareness is a pivotal point in our desire for liberation. I believe, your achieving happiness is directly related to the liberation of all sentient beings. This means your work not only involves changing your relationship with your self-critical mind, and deepening if not connecting to your self-compassionateness (perhaps for the first time) but MOST IMPORTANTLY in your work by showing up for indigenous, black, brown, trans, disabled, and able-bodied people of color who’s very existence on this planet created the path of a liberated, love-full, auspiciously blessed life. It is by their rightful power and allowance that white folx will ever experience emancipation in its truest form. I invite you to absorb this information and future content in regards to self-compassion to first go within to show up for yourself and there move beyond and go forth to be of service and assistance to all. I’ve listed resources that pertain specifically to educating yourself in understanding and dismantling, white supremacy, and intersectional bias. These individuals have put their time and effort and are urging us to do the work. Here are some people that are muy importante to read up on, follow, subscribe, and pay them for their offerings, education, and insight. This list is in no particular order;
A thought leader + outspoken champion for womxn of colour. I educate on anti-racism and inclusion, helping white folx address white supremacy, POC heal from internalized oppression and offering spiritual tools for all hue-mans to commit to the solution.
Layla F. Saad
A write, speaker, podcast host & radical justice advocate whose work explores the intersections of race, spirituality, feminism & leadership.
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an activist, writer, and lecturer. Her activist and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Her social media platforms boast a community of over 40k where Rachel guides conversations, encourages critical thinking and nurtures meaningful engagement with people all over the world.
A kinky, poly, cancer-warrior, activist, sexuality educator and performer with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University, Ericka Hart has taught sexuality education for elementary aged youth to adults across New York City for the past 10 years.
Let me know in the comments if you're in! Or go bold and make a post, add to your story, tweet about it, Facebook announce that you are on a journey of self-compassion, along with me. Tag #bbmagda so I can see and engage with you. #tagafriend who could benefit from this, commit to doing this challenge together! #accoutabilitypartner
(btw - blessing and gentle entry into this new moon in Aquarius! Interested in more about her check out my Instagram story for the deetz.) Tune in on Wednesday, 2.6.19 for the next post about what self-compassion means.