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Your Ancestors Are Always with You



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One of the most interesting questions I have been asked was about doing work that required difficult decisions that valued community input...what did I do when I had to make a decision and there wasn't time to get feedback about the decision. What do I do when I am alone.

I took a few moments to think about the question. My response came from something deep inside me. I said "I am never alone." I think it was difficult for most of my colleagues to wrap their heads about the idea that this was possible. I went on to talk about how the ancestors are there to guide me when I am seemingly "alone".

My answer is deeply embedded in in my spirituality and worldview and yet I still need a reminder particularly when I struggle through depressive episodes and feel completely alone in the world. The ancestors are always with me and they always have my back.

Reflections of Healing

Reflections of Healing

September 28, 2014

Join me at the Oakland Museum of California for the public unveiling of Reflections of Healing, a large-scale art installation created by artist and educator Brett Cook with participation from…