Racism, Privilege, & Our Spiritual Practice

Updated: Dec 6, 2020

The photo above sends chills through my spine and the absolutely horrific events that took place in Charlottesville this past weekend have been weighing heavy on my heart; I feel a deep sadness within my being. I watch the hate and bigotry run rampant as people turn away and deny any responsibility. I am a very sensitive person; I avoid violent movies and I curate my facebook feed to show mostly positive posts. Even though I am highly sensitive, I do not avoid staying present with what is unfolding in the world around me. I make sure I am in a centered and grounded space before reading the news because I feel deeply that we should all be informed of what is unfolding in the world around us. I feel equally as deep that we should also be talking about where racism and privilege live within us so we can dissolve the shame and finally begin to heal this collective wound.

I am privileged. I am a white woman living in Boulder County, Colorado. I have a platform simply because I am a