I recorded an IG live about divine destiny from an African spiritual and black feminist perspective.
In the Dagara tradition a diviner will know the destiny of a child before they are born.
The community is responsible for nurturing the child's talents and destiny. This is a beautiful way of being I aspire towards living one day.
However, it's quite rare to have our talents and gifts supported within the colonial, capitalist, patriarchy.
There are still the traditional expectations to get a secure job, with no regard if it makes you happy.
Then get married, buy a house, have children then live happily ever after.
We have so much more of our life to explore outside and within these ideals.
I've rarely been asked if I'm happy and fulfilled. Have you?
When we follow our true desires that go against the above formula of womanhood, there is a lot of push back and critique.
Being independent, speaking our mind, doing things different is still not accepted within our male dominated culture.
We are told to be polite, be nice, be girly, be agreeable.
The negative messages we receive about who we should be extinguishes the passion and fire of many.
The antidote is the ancient African practice of community support and healing.
Having a community of like minded people genuinely cheering you on is powerful.
One of the ways I've started to find community is through my IG pages @healing_space_bipoc and @african_spiritual_traditions
I've connected with so many like minded people, who also want to do things different in a more grounded and spiritual way.
Without this community, I would not have made so many new friends, learned so much. It also helped me get my new job!
Within African spirituality mentoring is also key, having someone to guide you along unfamiliar paths and give you support.
I've been fortunate to have some amazing mentors and teachers in the past few years including Dr Rosales Meza, decolonial seer, Asha Frost, rainbow medicine woman and Luvena Rangel yoga philosophy teacher.
I have been able to move forward in profound ways with support and expertise. I used to be someone who thought I had to do it all by myself and muddle along as best I could.
I'm now good at receiving help, which used to struggle.
As we well as having teachers and guides along the way I found my voice to step into the role of mentoring for BIPOC women, femmes and non binary people.
When the path seems long and unclear, I can shine a light on the road ahead and walk with you.
This mentoring is for all healing, holistic and spiritual practitioners who want support and encouragement to take the next steps on their journey.
This could be those who have a business or simply a calling or passion.
I can do spiritual and practical to get things in motion and make dreams a reality.
If you'd like my guidance and support replay to this email to arrange a zoom chat to see if we are a good fit.
The details for my mentoring can be found by clicking the blue button below.