A First Nations elder and chief once said to me "You don't see colour". I had been asked to do an energy clearing to release the energy of racism. It was then that I gained a new perspective on what it even means to experience racism or to be "racist". Part of being an energy worker is a nature to experience things on an energetic level, which happens on more subtle levels, so for me I might experience; "that person doesn't like me" or; "that person is kind of mean to me", but for a long time it passed right through my awareness that the possibility of them doing those things was in direct correlation with the colour of my skin. For a long time it did not even register in my mind or my experience. I have since spent time in India as well as attending First Nations gatherings and ceremony, both of which have opened my eyes further to the very alive and thriving dynamic of racism. I have seen through other's eyes the judgment of claiming that I do not have an equal right as a white person to acquire and utilize the energetic tool; a feather, or that I can stay out after dark in a foreign country because I do not possess that country's skin colour; that our rights are somehow different.
I wanted to do another Medicine Horse healing circle and when choosing the date found a Sunday afternoon which correlated with the last day of the International Week of Solidarity for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Resonating with this purpose and having an awareness that the energy of racism within myself is karmically clear and virtually non-existant, I chose this date not realizing that it is also Easter Sunday. I considered changing it as people who would have otherwise attended will be busy with visiting family, etc., for the holiday. Then the small voice inside of me started knocking, reminding me of one of the rules that I have agreed to and been initiated into as a Light Worker. When facilitating energy work, I am to be clear in my intention of doing this work primarily as an extension of the work which I would choose to do for mySelf. Being the non-conventional, Earth Medicine concocting Fae woman that I am, I immediately knew that the date could not have been more perfectly aligned, and once again the Universe has conspired to make it so.
I was brought up in a Christian Reformed home, it's an old Dutch religion with roots in Catholicism and Christianity. I know well the story of Easter; Jesus' reincarnation to the next life by passage way of ascension, although that is not exactly the way it was taught to me, that is the way I perceive it. What's interesting to me, the correlation of these dates; Easter and the Elimination of Racism, is the element of superiority of White Man which has very much taken over the political, economical and social functioning of a majority of the world, through Christianity. White supremacy has succeeded in fabricating a global facade for a period of generations, using a "superior" religion as a reason to wipe out thousands of Indigenous people from their own land, taking away their children, their homes, their culture, their lives.
All that being said, I choose my own nature and experiences that have brought me to this present moment, to facilitate a Medicine Horse Healing Circle on this day of Solidarity for the Elimination of Racism as well as this day of Celebration of the Ascension of Christ, with an intention to honour the truth of all circumstance involved. For me this means I can use feathers that are meaningful to me, to clear energy, I can use my own energy to clear racism, and I can do it all on a day that may have otherwise been spent praying to a white Jesus who never really existed that way, and for me there could be no better way to spend this day. Perhaps there will even be some like minds to join me. ;)
In my heart of hearts I know only one race; that is the Human Race.
~Janette Sarah Anne