I'm so excited to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19. Juneteenth holds a special significance in the US as it's a holiday that commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the United States in 1865.
Today's episode digs deeper into white fragility and racism. We'll cover ways to process guilt and use shadow work to process racist thoughts.
Racism is still an issue in the United States. It seems to be getting worse for certain populations instead of better. This episode includes information about why diversity inclusion is so important. How to process guilt around racism. And it includes a few shadow work exercises to start to explore racist judgments.
Remember, your subconscious is always only trying to protect you and keep you safe. As Carl Jung said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious it will rule your life and you will consider it fate.” This means we need to explore the thoughts floating around in our subconscious to get our needs met in other ways.
I hope you had a memorable few minutes of listening today. Let's together step in to build a society that accepts and values everyone equally - one that is safe and more inclusive!
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Quotes from Sarah Cohan:
"Anything that we're judging from other people is a way that we are judging ourselves."
"We want humanity to have an entire worldview. And we also want every one of us humans' experience to be of equal value."
"We process guilt by actually trying to find our innocence in the situation."
"It is so important to call other white people out. But also, I really just want you to look inward. Because that's where the magic is gonna happen. All of us, whether you think you're a leader or not, we all lead from within ourselves."
"Here's the whole deal about Shadow Work. When we judge someone else, it means that we're judging ourselves. And when we're judging ourselves, we are holding ourselves back from being our full entire selves in this life. The more we can be ourselves, the better off this world can be. Because that's why we're all here."
"It's time that we do this work. It's time that we are more inclusive. It is time that we listen and listen to people of color. And it's time that this is a safe place for everyone to live."
"We, as humans on this planet, are all equally deserving and beautiful and valid."