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#Repost @l.a.kauffman with @get_repost ・・・ Just in time for President's Day, "Bye-Bye 45: A Guide to Bringing Him Down" is now online in its entirety at byebye45.net ... featuring articles on strategy and action for this moment by me, adrienne maree brown, Onnesha Roychoudhuri, George Lakey, Lisa Fithian, Paul Engler, Gene Sharp + more. If we dream big and act strategically, we have the power to bring Trump down. . . . #ByeBye45 #UnPresidented #PresidentsDay #PresidentsDayProtests #FakeTrumpEmergency #FakeNationalEmergency #nowall #nobannowall #protest #directaction @onneshatao @adriennemareebrown #adriennemareebrown #lisafithian #genesharp #impeachtrump #25thamendment #riseup #feminism #resistance .
Just in time for President's Day, "Bye-Bye 45: A Guide to Bringing Him Down" is now online in its entirety at byebye45.net ... featuring articles on strategy and action for this moment by me, adrienne maree brown, Onnesha Roychoudhuri, George Lakey, Lisa Fithian, Paul Engler, Gene Sharp + more. If we dream big and act strategically, we have the power to bring Trump down. . . . #ByeBye45 #UnPresidented #PresidentsDay #PresidentsDayProtests #FakeTrumpEmergency #FakeNationalEmergency #nowall #nobannowall #protest #directaction @onneshatao @adriennemareebrown #adriennemareebrown #lisafithian #genesharp #impeachtrump #25thamendment #riseup #feminism #resistance .
“…where shame makes us freeze and try to get really small and invisible, pleasure invites us to move, to grow, to open.” ~Adrienne Maree Brown ~ So often when we have experienced repeated trauma at the hands of someone we loved and/or trusted, we deal by numbing out. Unfortunately, we can’t only numb ourselves to the pain. When we numb out to survive, we also loose our ability to feel pleasure, joy, love. The shame that accompanies those repeated traumatic experiences causes us to shrink and hide, to avoid connecting because we fear being hurt again, and even to disconnect from ourselves. ~ Learning to reconnect with our sense of pleasure can be an incredibly healing, indeed revolutionary act. In allowing ourselves to feel and embracing, particularly, feelings of pleasure – both in our own body and in connection with others – we step into the light. We open and grow. And we begin to believe that we are worth fighting for. ~ Photo credit @elsacophoto ~ #traumainformed #cptsdrecovery #ptsdrecoverypositivity #childhoodtraumarecovery #dissociation #derealization #thebodykeepsscore #feelthefeels♥️ #itsoknottobeokay #therapyworks #emotionalintelligence #bodymind #bellinghamwa #wwubound #somatichealing #counselorsofinstagram #healersofinstagram #adriennemareebrown
I dream of sitting on the beach enjoying the sunset and feeling all warm and romantic. There are a million details and a few variations to this dream, but the biggest piece that sticks out is that I'm feeling good. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I feel love and connection. Love for and connection to the ocean and the sun; to our earth and my body. I feel good in my body and at peace with my surroundings; nothing disturbs. I feel satisfied and ready to say goodbye to the day (it was a good one) and eager to welcome in the night! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I feel love. Love for all that I am experiencing. Love for the moment. I'm in the moment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And that's it right there. I dream of what and how I want my reality to be, but in the end, it's not the object of my desire that I'm after, it's the feeling that I think I'll experience once I get what I want. And all I really want is love and happiness so I can just practice those things in my everyday. I can build momentum and use it to help me realize my dreams; you know, the whats and hows. Does that make sense? --KV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was a day dreamer as a young kid and somewhere along the way, I stopped. I used to remember my vivid night dreams but that super useful ability faded with time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I'm reconnecting with the wisdom of my inner child. The one who never stopped dreaming. I'm coming back to those dreams and injecting them with love and faith or hugging them goodbye and letting them go so that I can make room for some new ones. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dream, friends, dream! Let's all dream of a world where we're all free to be exactly who we are, all we're meant to be, whatever the f$ck we want to be. Dream of a world where love reigns supreme or whatever Utopian version of the world you can dream up because, believe me, we need more of those dreams. Dream of not needing 1 day to celebrate love because love is a priority and top on our human agenda. Now practice the feelings and actions of that dream world and then maybe the dream will soon be our reality! Happy Valetine's Day! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happyvalentinesday
Here we are, acting like beavers, to take down a tree. . Literally every idea we have / thing we do - in (huge) part - is inspired by nature. From what we will eat next, to the complexity of what community collaboration can look like, to creativity and art and tools. . We know that some of the most advanced technologies were inspired by natural patterns. Velcro was designed by studying the way burdock seeds attach to clothing and fur with small hook like fibers. We use our knowledge of mushroom mycelium, and roots, and webs when developing our own structural patterns of ideas, city mapping, and community collaboration. . I was recently reminded that only 7% of the ocean has been explored. 93% is inaccessible, with even our most advanced technology, due to the impounding pressure at such deep levels. What does that say ab the possibilities and the limitations? . Let’s never stop trying to stretch our brains and never forget that we see the world through a humxn lens / a humxn language of science. We are told (by us) that we are the most advanced beings on this planet.. but in what context? In OUR context of what WE identify as “advanced”. But let’s remember how transferable that 7% really is. And how ignorant we really are. . Access to nature and educational resources are not available to everyone. Context is everything. . May we continue to grow 🌱🕷 #emergentstrategy #adriennemareebrown #selfhelp #societyhelp #planethelp
#wisdom from adrienne maree brown's book Emergent Strategy: "We are socialized to see what is wrong, missing, off, to tear down the ideas of others and lift up our own. To a certain degree, our entire future may depend on learning to listen, listen without assumptions or defenses." • Having conversations for the #perennialspodcast with so many insightful people challenges me to notice my assumptions and defenses and keep practicing, practicing, practicing #listening . • While editing each episode, I get the opportunity to re-listen to these conversations and notice where I was open and where I was closed, when I was really hearing the other person and when I was projecting my own story onto them. It's so helpful and so humbling. • #emergentstrategy #adriennemareebrown #conversation #podcast