We can be brand new.

Black Lives Matter. Please scroll down for an abundance of resources. // Pandemic Update: Though we are physically distant, we can still be spiritually intimate. All my happenings will occur online until further notice. Please check the events page. // It is our birthright to clear away the sharp debris of shame, trauma, and grief—and bask in the sweet relief awaiting in the here/now: the realization of paradise.

We can be brand new.

It is our birthright to clear away the sharp debris of shame, trauma, and grief—and bask in the sweet relief awaiting in the here/now: the realization of Paradise.

    

Black Lives Matter. Here are resources to educate and strengthen yourself in love and solidarity.

From the Kohenet Community:

Support Jews of Color

Here is a google doc Dori Midnight has compiled specifically for parents and caregivers with resources mostly geared to white parents of white children with some articles for non-Black POC

The Black Doula is going to be offering an online monthly class centering bipoc with white accomplices

MagaMama is sending out action items for anti-racism with nervous system awareness

Here is a great document scaffolding anti racism work for white people

For the younger ones among us (and really everyone), Sesame Street

From Tasha Blank & The Get Down

Where to Donate

Resources for white folx who want to help

Education on Police Brutality

Resources for demonstrators

People + Organizations to support + follow

From Custom & Craft:

Bechol Lashon’s core mission is to raise awareness of the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of the Jewish community. Their blog features personal stories from Jews of Color and they compiled books for adults and kids about the global Jewish experience.

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice has launched the Let My People Go campaign to provide bail funding during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Repair the World published several resources including accounts from Black Jews responding to the protests and a list of 75 things white people can do for racial justice.  

T’ruah has published a handbook for Jewish communities fighting mass incarceration, including information on racial disparities in policing.

Union for Reform Judaism put together a guide for synagogues and individuals to collaborate with broader justice organizations, contact elected officials and connect to each other.

Realize Paradise Soul Journeys and The Quickening are funded in part
by Asylum Arts, the Institute for Jewish Creativity at American Jewish University and Custom & Craft.

I’m calling forth every outsider, outcaste and outlier.
This one’s going out to the freaks and the weirdos,
the edge-of-the-bell-curve-dwellers.
The ones who go long.
I’m talking to you.
This is a drawing, a conjuring;
I’m calling forth your inner wisdom,
I’m outing you for your intuition.

Listen, screw me,
take it from Rumi,
who said to
Sell your cleverness
and
Purchase bewilderment.

My sweetest friend,
can you afford not to?

—“Out” by Rachel Kann

What is paradise?

Like many seeming-paradoxes of our earth school/playground, paradise exists within you, not outside you. You get to taste its sweetness when you stop hiding and start embracing who you really are. It’s found when you realize that the understanding you’ve craved all your life has lived inside you all along.

First, you have to feel safe enough to be yourself. Only then can you get to know who you actually are. Once you reacquaint yourself with yourself, you can start to explore your reality, your desires, your curiosity, your authenticity. You can meet the moment rather than attempting to wrestle your way into “the present.”

It’s time now for you to realize paradise. I invite you to think of your time here with me as a luxe treatment for your soul, where poetry is used as mystical medicine.

Poet / Presenter / Practitioner / Ceremonialist / Human

Watch Rachel read her kid’s book, You Sparkle Inside.

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