Please do not let fear or anger or hatred coming from others or from within you to ever make you forget that.
In the week since the US’s election, there have been protests big and small and, frankly, a lot of insults being thrown around among people who just don’t know how to express their fears in any other way. The election results showed that this country wants change. So change. And it all begins at the personal, individual level.
Moss Agate comes today to bring peace and hope, especially if you are stressed or worried with fear for who you are. Let this earth crystal help you tap into the nurturing qualities of mother earth to heal hurts and help you grow into the best individual you are.
For me, that means I am proud and grateful to be a Filipina American woman. My culture has cultivated a strong sense of family and community and service toward others. Your upbringing and culture carries its own traits that are inherent in you.
Because while I’ve focused on the ideas and beliefs as being you and yours, there’s also the physical you made up of genetic material that’s been passed down over millenia to create the unique identity you are. You are those genes, your gender, your race and culture, your sexual orientation, the ideas and beliefs that you’ve inherited and taken on from those who raised you and those you surround yourself with – and more.
You are a precious, wonderful human being with your own identity, your own story, your own fears, your own prejudices – and that’s okay. I love you as you are. Be mindful of where you make assumptions and snap judgments though – those are fears coming up that may or may not be truly warranted.
And just as you are unique and special, so too are those people around you that don’t look or think or act like you. Today, I’m not going to highlight an organization really, but I’d like to share this brief ad for one of many like products and ask you to remember that, at least genetically, there are more things alike between you and I and the stranger across the way than different.
You and I are here at a time when a whole lot of interpersonal and global healing needs to happen. Will you step up with me and help to break down those barriers? If you need more information about what to do in situations where tensions are running high, watch videos like this, 5 Ways to Disrupt Racism, for guidance on what to do in similar situations.