Mental Health, Research Development & Treatment
Living in an inhumane world, being human is often very difficult. Trying to navigate the
day-to-day risks of being a Brown or Black person in a White Supremacist society can be downright terrifying.
Babies are usually dressed in blue or pink clothes that broadcast their assigned gender to the world. This labeling results in the world seeing their sex first and who they really are on the inside far, far after they’ve spent some time getting to know them. So, before a person develops an authentic relationship, people are labeled and attributed with different values or characteristics (both good and bad) that are traditionally associated with this gender. When other people think about or have thoughts about genders since the beginning of time to now has impacted your life before you were born.
The same is true for African (Black) people. In a world where the idea of African, Negro, Colored, African-Americans conjures up images of beasts, immature adults, whores, mammies, or violent criminals. With the invention of the concept of “race” in the 1600’s by the colonists in the United States in response to Bacon’s Rebellion that threatened to upset the chattel slavery system which made America the super-power it is today, people of African descent have became “disposable commodities” for the United States and, by extension, for the world.
Thus, for most people of African descent, the world around us reflects back to our minds a distorted image of us in the world; like looking into warped mirrors of a circus funhouse. These distorted images and consequentially racially-motivated violent behaviors leaves us feeling hopeless, frustrated, and frightened to stand up or speak up against racial terrorism in all of its forms (be it subtle or extreme). These assaults, like with any form of abuse, causes victims to frequently experience a myriad of emotional and psychological reactions as they struggle to make meaning of generations of disenfranchisement and oppression, self-doubt, shame, guilt, depression, emotional instability, and self-destruction.
Sadly, there is little attention given to mental illness as a result of living in an abusive world. There is almost no resources or treatment delegated in our community to address depression and attempted or completed suicides by people of African descent. This lack of consideration and concern for African (Black) people is yet another example of our society’s disdain for our humanity.
However, despite all of the generational and daily abuses African people withstand, I never cease to be amazed by our magnificence. I’m not just referring to our resiliency in the face of almost insurmountable adversity – we’ve got this in spades, alright. But what I’m referring to is an astounding brilliance that is nothing less than cosmic. As the oldest humans on the planet, deep inside of these physical beings is housed an eternal connection to the divine consciousness from which all energy (life force) flows. This celestial electromagnetic force is present in everything we do; in our homes, our music, our art, or literature, our scientific inventions, our food, our love.
Social scientists, medical researchers, statisticians, demographers, and politicians can and do point to the brokenness in the African community because we are at the bottom of every indicator of well-being. These numbers are true and must be addressed. But who we are is so much more than what is perceived by the five senses, governmental reports and statistical analysis. And who we really, really are is why we continue to mystify the rest of the world by our continued ability to survive and thrive despite the forces of evil that ceaselessly rally against us.
In every brokenness, there is an inner light that is shining through, bringing the pain and injustice into stark relief. It is this light into which we must tap as a source of strength and power to destroy evil. Quantum physics tells us that when we observe something, we transform that thing from waves of energy into particles of manifested potentiality; making it real in this dimension of existence. Thus, transcending the pain and suffering of racial violence and oppression involves learning how to harness and nurture the beauty of light inside of us that shines through the cracks of our brokenness. Master Ptah Skakar said it so well in our discussion on The Phillippe Mathews Show; we must raise our vibrational frequency so that we can bring ourselves in harmony with the Divine Consciousness of Creation where all knowledge resides.
Our luminescence is evident for all to see. Unfortunately, our blindness to our beauty (our unconsciousness) is a symptom of the depression and disillusionment that we have come to accept as reality.
Instead of identifying with (seeing the entirety of my identity) a history of oppression, I choose to focus on the beauty of the light that gives shape, form, and meaning to the darkness.
That makes all difference between being repeatedly bound to lifetimes of sorrow in this world and transcending to a multidimensional beingness that is freedom.
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