somatica liberation statement year of the dragon February 10, 2024
i am creating this as a video accompanied with text as i’ve been asked to be more vulnerable. in an attempt to engage in as mxny multiple intelligences as possible and to not hide behind the words, i will read the following statement. so that you may see my words as it may communicate better. this is in response to my fellow practitioners and people in the business of working for or helping humxns. this is from a Black mxn (Afro-Indigenia Maroon) is expressing their thoughts and reflecting upon yours.
allow me to reintroduce myself. grand rising. buen rebel día. I’m spirit.
I am a Black somatica practitioner who intimately interweaves the relations relevant to our humxn experience. I work in prisons, with the homeless, with youth, with those in struggle and affected by politics. I work alongside mothers (and fathers) who have had their sons (and daughters) lives taken (assassinated, murdered) by police by the state. I know some do not choose to work nor have access to work in these areas, and that is probably not your desire or path. (If you do like, I could connect you, we have a great need for your services and extended compassion)
however it may sound or read, and I do not share for the politic.
I am not political. I am not a politician.
I speak and share what is in our bodies, in my body, in hopes of liberating a deeper consciousness. an evolution if you will. I speak of life. what is political? if this. then everything is political.
domestic violence dates back to patriarchy. racism and subjugation to white supremacy, colonialism, etc... I am a Black mxn. what isn't political for me? should I not speak? should I not share what is within my body, our bodies, because of what? is there a reason for this request that stems beyond the healing of all of humxnity?
I am not political. I am humxn. I do not speak of politics. I speak of life, love, light (& darkness) and liberation. if you have a truth to share, please do so? so far, I've been reading comments in the shadows, behind close doors, and now in the open of what i speak of and how I speak. yet little to no conversation of another truth that would contradict my own that speaks to the betterment of us all. if we are not feeling, we are not living. I choose to live so I must say what I feel.
a note for the gentle suggestion. thank you. I have felt the gentle suggestions of oppressions that stop our souls from breathing. there is nothing ever so gentle of a suggestion to silence your worth, work, or worlds through the power of your words. I gently decline the invitation. to the notion of me triggering or causing any triggers. I’ve been and continue to be triggered by what is said and not said within our shared communities. It’s the process of life. i do not choose to trigger. I choose to speak and share. It seems those are exclusive towards one another, in these times especially to particular people.
I don’t choose to ignore nor be neutral. as my image, my person, my ethnicity, my ancestry, my soul, my everything, and everything prevents me from doing so, fortunately. I am open to people communicating with me directly if they care to learn or grow more with me. If it’s not for you, then it’s not for you. I only ask for you to continue to remain neutral in your grounds and be consistent. I am not your enemy, project, or battle. I am not here to convince anyone. It is for my somatic therapeutic blood release that I be able to be who I am, in whatever spaces I am a part of. It is up to creators and holders of this space, whether my voice or presence is not welcomed. we can agree to disagree.
over decades I’ve worked closely with groups that have been connecting our liberation work with mental health as well as somatic praxis. I’m listing just a few resources below in hopes that you can also make the connections with our work/world and the world around us. for us to also come to a greater conclusion or continuing conversation that it’s beyond Black and White, literally. If you have resources, research, and care to contribute to a packet of overstanding, I am open to it. It seems we all need the “political” education. I like to read and learn.
I dare say, may the ancestors continue to guide, bless, and protect each and every one of you during these transformative and herstorical times. may the higher force offer you the strength and clarity to walk a path with purpose and promise. I only dare say this in hopes that it is not too much of a spiritual statement to make. as somatica practitioner in this community, my calling is to evoke and elicit. as a rEvolutionary cultural worker/artist, my purpose is to provoke and produce, to not remain complicit. as a spiritualist, to be one with my path without fear and be true to my goddess/gods and higher force. knowing there is no being on earth i should fear follow or fall to.
thank you for taking the time to listen, read and further investigate and continue to liberate.
peace and unconditional rEvolutionary matriarchal maroon love to you and yours.
Post traumatic slave syndrome
Cure Violence models.
i would also note to look into the spiral of silence
music from the album maroon militant matriarch mxn’s mirror