I want to take a moment to jam on something that is important to me, something I recently learned, and how it’s impacting the work I’m doing here.
This year I’ve dived into the world of social justice, anti-racism, and being a true accomplice to BIPOC, LGBTQ+ folx, and other marginalized people. (I know I’m late, and for that I’m truly sorry.)
I’m trying really hard to decolonize, both personally and in my work, from white supremacy and a lot of the gross social conditioning that is the foundation of system racism and oppression.
This means that I am constantly questioning everything, doing loads of research, and educating myself so that I can be a responsible practitioner (and human), minimize any harm I may unintentionally cause, and restore the harm and course correct when I do mess up.
The past few weeks I’ve been learning about cultural appropriation, and I’ve done a lot of research on the origins of words, internet slang, spiritual terms, as well as spiritual tools and practices in general (I’m by no means an expert, and I’m always learning).
You may have seen a few weeks ago I introduced The Asshole Guru Oracle Deck, along with weekly digital card pulls. This is a way for me to work my sense of humor into TSC so we are all having a good time.
However, I recently learned that using the term “guru” (and potentially profiting off of it when I create the real card deck) is a form of cultural appropriation, since the word originates from Buddhism/Hinduism practices, and I am neither.
I want to apologize for this mis-step, and I promise I will strive to do better and be better.
I’ve changed the name of the deck to The Asshole Oracle Deck, and I’ve updated the graphics on my IG stories and blog.
I think part of anti-racism and social justice work is sharing it with others, as well as the things I’m learning, because we don’t know what we don’t know.
And, let’s be real, as much as we may have pure intentions, at the end of the day, it’s impact–not intentions–that matter.
It is a time to practice patience and release control.
It is time to stop and reflect on what is in front of you before moving forward.
Plan from a place of ease and flow, not rush and force.
What is working well for me?
What is not working well for me?
Where am I feeling resistance?
Where am I feeling ease?
Where do I need to let go of my expectations?
What do I most want to move toward?
How will I handle difficult decisions or situations as I move forward?
It is always better to be proactive than reactive, so…
Stop, reflect, plan, THEN proceed.
It is okay to slow down.
It is okay to stop.
It is okay to rest.
Allow yourself this most simple and sacred act of self-care.
Your worth as a human is not directly related to your output.
Rest is not laziness, and burnout is not success or dedication.
Doing nothing is doing something for yourself.
And it is what is needed right now. Allow it to be.
This is a time of good luck and fortune.
It is a time of change, success, and growth.
What you have sowed, you will soon reap.
Allow yourself to fully receive what is coming to you now – you’ve earned it.
Allow yourself to believe in your own worth and value.
You deserve happiness.
You deserve abundance.
You deserve the most sacred dream that is on your heart.
Allow yourself to dwell in possibilities and take intentional action from that sacred, pure space.
Ohhh this one gave me the feeeels. The energy of this pull is so pure and affirming. Let yourself sit in that space for a moment: you are so loved and deserve allll the desires of your heart.