It feels impossible, yes? To know that 230 young women were abducted from their school to be slaves to the militant factions of Nigeria. To be aware of the dynamics that produces such an event is overwhelming to me.
And yet, I am about healing. So, though I have raged and stewed and thrown up my hands, I will not let this slip by me. I will not write them off. I will not ignore it. While I can't make a government go and get these girls back... and I can't stop the violence... I can take steps toward healing.
Rape functions as the deposition of rage and pain and suffering of all people into women. We are all suffering at the hands of the current power structures in different ways. Freedom comes as women heal themselves of the pains of the world that have been deposited with them… both current and ancestral. We all carry this knowledge and experience within us. This pain is our doorway to healing... for these 230 girls that were abducted two weeks ago in Nigeria, and other women who have been forced into being receptors for the great pains of the world. I will stand for these girls... and all women, for their sovereignty, their autonomy, their beauty. I will stand for healing.
To do this... you and I can heal the pain that we carry, and we can offer this possibility to the collective, this experience of healing. You and I can do this here and now. I will. I am. For these 230 girls, I acknowledge the pain I’ve been willing to carry… AND I stand for no longer carrying that heaviness. I express the hope and beauty available to all when we no longer carry so deep a burden of shame and revulsion with ourselves, that we are able to be fully in ourselves… all of us... healed and whole. This is the healing of the Sacred Feminine. It is not a small act. And it requires deep courage. We can do it together.
Action step coming soon... I promise!
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