@mariannewilliamson ‘s post today is exactly what i was trying to articulate in my soul speak abt moving to morocco...i feel i can finally write, create & breathe again now that i’m here... i can actually create story & healing writing abt our redemption & the neccessary steps
i realized i could make nothing in the US
my artistic impulse was dead bec America is so money, cynicism, soul-draining right now... my spirit wanted to dance but all i got when i offered up my vulnerability were a set of values so anti human that i knew i was no longer in sync & it was blocking my life’s work... for the first time in my life i was too tired to fight the righteous fight...i was malnourished...i spent 15 years healing and learning the power of my vulnerabilty and once i finally got there, not only did no one care, they were actively trying to crush & me....black women being lynched & throats slashed in the street was just the final straw
i fell to my knees for months riding subway cars sitting across from neo nazis & condescending white women call me ally & treating me like the help in the same breathe...black men so exhausted by being lied to that just breathing was hard & there was no room for love, time, living...
the moment i finally learned
how to live is the exact moment
that my world forgot...
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“There are millions of people in America ready for a new conversation, a new vocabulary abt American politics. The one we have now is rife wi/corruption. But it's not just the financial corruption of our political system that’s a problem, it's also the spiritual corruption in our hearts; we’re both outwardly and inwardly in trouble & we have to address both if we’re going to rise up from the crisis into which we’ve descended.
We're a nation that has become more concerned with
being rich than w/being good,
more concerned w/getting more
than w/being more, more concerned
with what happens on the outside
than on what happens on the inside & it is killing us.
Human beings were created to
love each other, not to hate each other
we were created as brothers & sisters
not as enemies & we were created
to be reverent, not to be too cool to care.
Those issues are at the root of our humanity & unless we water those roots
the plant will continue to wither
no matter how much we water the leaves
A state of low-level anxiety now infuses the very air we breathe, so disconnected have we become from a sense of what’s really important & what we need to survive.
Deep democratic & universal values have been handed down to us. It’s not that they’re absent from the ethers, they’re simply absent from our hearts today. And until we retrieve them, we will continue to spiral down.
Until we reclaim justice
mercy & brotherhood
forgiveness & charity
& compassion as the foundations of our humanity, then our political system will continue reflect this spiritual corruption, the way it does now.
We didn’t get off track because of Donald Trump; we got Donald Trump because we got off track. He is merely a reflection of the cravenness, the moral compromise, the legitimized whoredom that we had already allowed to corrupt our society. And that hyrdra has many heads.
Just defeating Donald Trump will not fundamentally fix the problem; we must fix it inside ourselves. We must purify our hearts & then & only then will we have the power to save our country.”
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