Happy Kwanzaa 2022 Everyone!! If yWou would like to learn more about the holiday, symbolism, and traditions. I would encourage you to check out the Official Kwanzaa Website. It has a lot of great information on there.
Each day of the celebration is colored by a principle. My intention with this series is to consider each theme on a personal level and how I can align to it. How can I tap into that energy purposefully? So I asked a question based on the theme.
What a beautiful way to illustrate this than waking up to 1000 followers on my TikTok in large part due to a push for black women, black people, to follow each other. Just looking at your sister or brother and saying I got you and follow. This follow train has garnered a plethora of emotions from all sides. The energy of it was so potent I dreamt a message and did a divination specifically regarding the "follow train". This is posted on my YouTube channel.
As of late I have been really thinking about my community and the collective. How can I be even more intentional about how I support my community and the offerings I bring to the collective?
It's interesting that I had to realize that though in a broad sense, my services are for the collective as a whole. However, my target audience or the community of focus has been the Black community. Our relationship with our Spiritual self and that understanding is so fractured that it requires a gentle touch and understanding to help those looking for answers.
I also realized that often Black women Niche to Black Women. Black Men niche to Black Men. I support Black people. I support the Black Community. That's it. I realized there really wasn't someone doing spiritual work that framed it that way, so I've been intentional in saying I support Black People.
With that in mind, here are ways that I intend to do more in the collective and creating community:
SoulFull Saturday is a collective offering with a community feel. My intention truly has been to build a community that fellowships every other Saturday and eventually do them in person.
I have 2 Rites of Passage Events that I am hosting in 2023. One for the Gods and One for the Goddesses. These are group events and I'm specifically targeting the Black Community as far as attendees.
Going Live on my various platforms with a sort of cadence so that I can interact even more closely with the broader collective.
My site will soon have a group for the subscribers to join and engage in further conversations regarding some of the things they are geting as part of their package.
Look at ways to partner with other Black Owned businesses to do more in the community in support of collective healing.
More collective healing offerings to support big energy shifts.
Being open to healthy personal connections that support my desire for a Personal Community.
How are you building community and doing more in the collective? Comment below.