This may be the last video of mine you watch
Over the past few days, a lot of people have been deeply triggered by my words and have chosen to leave my space. I am grateful for them and my supporters as this has clearly refined the vibration of the work being done here.
I took a very public stand on Greta Thunberg and her work on climate activism. Whilst I have no issues with individuals´ personal beliefs, I draw the line at people actively spreading hate about a teenager. Specifically, I took issue with individuals calling her a robot because of the way she expresses herself.
As someone who does care for the well-being of this person who has inspired millions, I too fear whether she is being used. The truth is, despite the ´facts´ that are being spread about by troll-bots and people who hide their faces. If you want a conspiracy theory to investigate, look into that.
But the only ´fact´ is that we simply do not know the whole truth. All we know is that a passionate young woman who has used what many call a disability is speaking the truth of her calling: to speak up for the planet.
And that is inspiring – and triggering – a whole lot of people.
Irrespective of your beliefs around climate change and those who fund movements around it, there is absolutely no reason to dehumanize a person on the autism-asperger spectrum. Sometimes, their mannerisms and mode of communication (especially when speaking in a second language) can seem different to what has been touted as ´the norm´.
A lot of people who call themselves spiritual and yet spread hate memes and comments about her expressions, face, state of mind have left my space.
She is being massively projected on because people fear difference. And they consider mental differences to be a sign of feebleness. Remember also that she is speaking in a second language.
As for the people wondering if this ´weak mind´ is being ´manipulated´, ask any parent with an autistic child and they´ll tell you how difficult it is to get them to do something they do not want to do.
Civility and reason did not work with these individuals. Given how public (and free) my work is, it is also about taking a stand and walking my talk.
I have spoken on sacred rage, authenticity and confronting the shadow for YEARS. And a lot of people got super triggered when I raised my voice and used my platform to take a stand against what is essentially an ableist hate crime against a young person.
The kind of ugliness I have seen from spiritual teachers and would-be teachers has been staggering. Of course I´ve taken a lot of flack for it: but this is a space where it is important to walk the talk.
It´s easy to talk about ´getting your Kali on´, or ´sacred rage´, or ´delving into the shadow´: but it´s not comfortable to actually watch a person do it when you´ve been posing. And that shadow is what has really come out in the underbelly of the spiritual community.
One person even tried stealing a very personal narrative of why I was taking a stand for Greta (using synonyms of my letter, cutting my story out, putting hers in and placing her face on it), calling it an ´inspiration´. Believe me when I say I took time, patience and energy to help her understand why it was disrespectful and essentially the attempted plagiarism of a person´s biography because I did not think she meant ill will. But she was in denial of it, agreeing to take it down only when she realized she had crossed a line and would not have access to my work further. At that point, I blocked her.
As I realized that people were cutting bits of me out just so they could take the parts of me and my work were useful for them. Without contributing anything to my well-being.
People got triggered badly as to why I identified the person as white, rather than the fact that someone literally tried to steal my story. Forgetting, in one single breath that POC have been speaking up about how their traditions, stories and energy have been co-opted and appropriated in the rhetoric of ´Oneness´ in the New Age movement, frequently by white people. (It´s not to say the reverse never happens, but I´m talking about the vast majority of these cases of theft). Thankfully, a lot of aware people (from all walks of life) came to my defence and took a stand of their own.
Have people been listening to my videos? And do they even remember what I stand for?
This is a reminder.
I am not here to be cut down to size.
Or make you feel comfortable about yourself.
Take a step out of line in spreading hate and malice about a neurodivergent young person.
Dismiss racism, colonialism, and support those who seek to render POC invisible and erase their/my stories?
And you will hear me ROAR.
And it´s not going to be pretty, Instagram-worthy.
Sacred Rage does not smell like rainbow cotton candy.
It brings up the shit.
Whilst the work I channel, intuit and figure out ultimately comes from Spirit, it still comes through me-as-co-creative a-divine-spark. For legal purposes I share these terms – and I hope you can understand the energetic basis of doing so. We all have to be honored for what we do, and what we bring. That way we keep things sustainable and in integrity.
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