As a black person, when you immediately ask or expect a black business owner to “hook you up” it is a reflection of how you value that owner and their service. Subliminally, it is a reflection of your own negative self-image.… Read more
So many people think being spiritual means you are supposed to “act” a certain way. You shouldn’t do this or that because you are “spiritual.” If you hold on to that idea, recognize that you are not being authentically you.
Being you means that you are journeying through this experience.… Read more
Ever consider how certain animals became symbolic of certain ideas? Did ancient Egyptians put animals on the heads of Neters because they worshiped them? Or was there a deeper symbolic meaning? If you believe our ancestors had a primitive and unsophisticated mind you would believe the former.… Read more
What is the difference between being religious and being spiritual?
As a Christian I was taught being spiritual and religious were the same thing. But they have very different effects on our lives. Because of how religion is oriented, feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, grief, and confusion is normalized.… Read more
Religious beliefs and doctrines that promote low self-esteem like “being unworthy in the sight of God” have borne fruit in African-American communities all across America. They are harming the people in our communities and cause black to people struggle.
What is not recognized is we are participants in our own demise and willingly but unconsciously use psychological tools designed to limit self-esteem and individual self-expression.… Read more