My current spiritual mentor emphasizes staying out of the sacrifice seat. She says that Black Women inherit the curse of perpetual submission from our Mother's Mothers. Rape and Violence require Black Women to 'Bow Down'...and majority of us have trauma implanted in our DNA, making self-sacrifice a normalized behavior.
My current spiritual mentor vehemently opposes Black Women willingly placing ourselves in deficit. "When the student is ready, the Teacher will appear." I was a ready student when I recognized Her energy. I was tired of the double-edged sword that is Blackness: Descending from the Old Gods; being the first and now the last. Her understandings allowed me to swing to the other side of the pendulum. Talking bout, Fuq losing! Fuq being broken! Fuq sacrificing my time and energy on underdog politicks! #GetSmoney and let the chips fall where they may. Ya feel me? ((Sidenote: that's the real appeal of "Bad Bitches." They stay winning- fuq what everybody else going through. Riiiight?))
-Steady striving towards Sovereignty.-
Coming back 2 the middle tho'.... That's thanks to Love. How them old folks say? "Love lifted me?" Yeah, #thatpart. Love reminds me it's okay to care. That's the Soulwork. Even when Greed is the password and Niggaz never say Thank You.
There's more to it than this concise, feel-good post... However, since I feel-good at this moment, I wont rock the boat. Unless somebody plays Aaliyah.. or No Limit.
Kiss Of Life.