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The Healing Trinity

I get many emails, personal ones at that, about the strain of the healing process while living in white racist AmeriKlan. We brown folks sure do deal with a lot don’t we? I’m no expert at healing…for me, it has become a lifelong process to un-brainwash myself from this disease I have. Some days, I am  strong and assured. Other days, I struggle terribly…I cry, need isolation from those that seek to destroy me and beg God for strength. But being a black woman, being compassionate and deeply loving my people, I wanted to share with my brothers and sisters the way I do it. I wrote a “Trinity for Healing” post for your reading pleasure. This is just my own personal way of coping. I hope that one day, God will rectify the wrongs and from the look of things…he’s already begun.

1. First lesson: The physical.

Why the physical? Because humans are prone to anger. Since the day in the garden when Cain killed Abel, we’ve been in deep shit. But vengeance belongeth to the Lord. So you must find a way to release that anger physically but constructively. My physical release is my gardening/farming. Gardening is hard work and is very labour intensive. We blacks are natural and gifted farmers. Because of us, America grew rich and flourished. Because of us, others ate and grew fat. Because of us, others were able to emulate our inborn skills and survived. When I pull up weeds, tackle a tough zucchini root and try to dig hard dirt into soft, pliable earth, I release my anger into something edible, nutritious and good for the soul. I reap the benefits of my rage with homemade soups, garlic bread, apple-zucchini muffins and oatmeal raisin bread. My family and friends LOVE to come over to feast on my homegrown herbs: basil, chives, spearmint, peppermint, dill and parsley( my brother’s favourite ), which my mom steals (LOL!), and we bond over. Please find your physical release. But…do not fall into the traps of “The Plan.” Let it be constructive and good for you.

2. Second Lesson: The emotional.

This is hard. Being an Original Person of Earth, we blacks feel intensely. And unfortunately, causes depression. Depression is a cancer of the soul. A good friend told me last night that “depression for blacks is genetic.” I’ve never heard anyone put it so simply yet so clearly. Bringing up all the hurt and pain allows your flesh to be scrubbed raw…your mind to become twisted and your heart violated. Write it out. Keep a journal. This blog is my online journal. I express myself freely, truthfully, potently and angrily. And I never apologize for it. Say what you feel. Let it out!!!! Cry, scream, do as you must to release the pain. Depression will kill you. It causes backaches, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea and is linked to heart disease and cancer, yes, cancer and early death. AmeriKlan will surely laugh with glee if we perished. And please stop eating raw sugar which is as addictive as heroin. Ween yourself off of that poison. We used to eat raw sugar cane or “granny’s molasses” which had real nutritional value. Well guess what? “The Plan” took care of that. (A post yet to come on why certain foods changed…)Emotions need to be released. BUT CONSTRUCTIVELY.

3. Third Lesson: The creative.

Why creativity? Because it’s important to have “an outlet.” Africans are writers, artists, painters, poets, musicians, dancers, singers, philosphers…we started music before it was called “music“. Our dancing was documented when we “sung and danced before the Lord”. Our creative side comes from pain and sorrow five hundred years in the making. Allow yourself to discover your creative release. Manifest that terror you face everyday into beauty…but, again, constructively….My friend is a graffiti/magic-marker artist. And she is superb! With her permission, I will post some images for your pleasure in the future.

Use this simple guideline to combat “The Plan.” And as it goes here in AmeriKlan, it will not be easy. Everything that you do in order to heal yourself will be met with opposition…like my blog with the racist comments from threatened whites. But work on this daily till it becomes second nature…I do.

Peace…

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15 thoughts on “The Healing Trinity

  1. mary burrell on said:

    Hey Sister, We do need healing and I’m trying to incorporate things that will benefit my physical, mental and spirtual well being. I feel I’ve neglected myself for so long but I”m with you on this one. We”ve got to get it together. This from a beautiful India Arie song. Of the same title “Get It Together. You should look it up I think it’s from her Voyage To India. cd. She just cools me out. she’s one of my favorite artist. I also believe in the power of prayer and meditating on the word of God. For me the 23rd Psalms is good. I like the words and meditate on them like they were mental pictures in my mind. David the shepherd boy was very deep. I”m praying for you and me and this sick lost society we live in. Peace and Blessings to you.

  2. Thank you Miss Mary!

    I cried when I wrote this.

  3. What a thoughtful post, keep up the good word my sista!!

  4. Thank you…anything for my people.

  5. mary burrell on said:

    Sister, You say we are the original people of the earth. I”m all about learning and being enluightened. Could you please recommend some books where I can read and learn about this. Thank You.

  6. Ok sure..let me check on some names and get back to you…Miss Mary, a good starting point is The Mis-education of the Negro.

  7. Ok…I have not yet read these books but they were recommended to me by a black friend and professor

    1. Who are the Original Hebrews by Bishop Davis

    2. From Babylon to Timbuktu by Randolph Windsor

    My professor friend warns that both are intense reading…I can’t wait. We’ll read it together, no? And compare notes…

    Or…if anyone would care to make a suggestion?

  8. mary burrell on said:

    Thank you very much, I will start with these. You have been so helpful

  9. Those books, I have not read them, yet I have heard of them. The context that I heard of them were as per explanation of African people as the Original Jews. Personally, I acknowledge that “knowledge is not necessarily wisdom,” so anyone can read anything. But from my interactions with the Hebrew Isrealite movement, I advise caution in reading. Though I do hear that the books are ‘intense.’

    As to Original people, it seems to be accepted fact, so it’s not much of a ‘book’ thing to me. Africa was the birthplace of humankind. Humanity was strictly developed in Africa. African people are the ancestors of all people. Most everyone in the world, secular or religious, acknowledge this.

    Though one good scholar for this is Cheikh Anta Diop.

    I read his work “Cultural Unity” but I’d advise “African Origins of Civilization: Myth or Reality.”

    Though I’m unsure having not read it.

    Here’s a video–that I have yet to watch of Cheikh Anta Diop, perhaps it more suits you, mary burrell.

  10. Onitaset…thank you for the references…

  11. mary burrell on said:

    Sister, Many, many, thanks. I am so grearful that you want to help me. And many, many thanks to Onitaset. God bless you both.

  12. Your welcome…any time.

  13. this is a very thoughtful piece sista. Thank you so much for what it is that you do. We need more minds like your to usher in something……….

  14. ****blushes****

  15. Tyrone on said:

    Black People

    Be Still Sistas & Brothas…Be Still! Shut Up, Listen, Observe, Analyze, Question!!!

    Tyrone

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