This may look different for each of us, but as I have travailed the murky waters of white supremacy, my instincts have been and continue to be crucial to surviving, and at the same time, my intuition--what I know to be true at the soul level--is propelling me to thrive. As I see it, the challenge is validating both my lived experiences and the instinctual lessons I've learned while embracing that deep universal knowing that intuitively connects me to the Divine and all creation.
You see, when we find that sweet spot that aligns what we do with who we be, we may never fully know the ripple effects, but we will receive some affirmation along the way. Those affirmations may not come in rapid succession like they did for my friend this past Monday, but if we pay attention, they do come to encourage us to fully embody who we be.
The struggle to name it, however, is rooted in my pursuit of pathways to express this "doing" of unconventional sacred purpose through very conventional means. Now two seminary degrees and three annual conferences later, it is refreshing to both embrace and name the unorthodox thing that I do.