Part 1: From Inside the Circle Part 2: From Outside the Circle
Written by Monisha Chandanani
I will begin by stating the content of this blog post is vulnerable, edgy and complicated for me. Three great reasons to break the silence and speak.
This past February during the closing circle of the first Wisdom Women gathering, a powerful experience occurred.
As the ceremony began, the ladies who led the circle asked those of us who identified as non-white to stand in the center of the room. I turned to the sister next to me with a perplexed look on my face. She mirrored my expression as we both rose to our feet. In that moment, I was scanning my system for some resonance with those words. Did I identify as non-white? I had never thought of myself in this way before. Regardless, I knew the space was being opened for me, so I stepped in.
As a small group of us stood together in circle, a question was posed. “How do we each identify?” I was one of the first to share as I spoke, “human” into the mic. This answer came from the predominant part of me that is deeply rooted in the world of Spirit. In my experience, through the gaze of Spirit we are one consciousness, one love, one race. It is relevant to note here that if I had been asked this question even 30 minutes later, my answer would have been different. Herein lies the transformation.