Recently in my reflection about how I desire to offer healing work to people in underserved communities, I am reminded of an uncomfortable encounter I had several months ago with a local group that calls themselves a “Psychedelic Equity Group”. They claim to be an equity-minded group who create a safe, anti-oppressive space for people who want to work with or be supported by psychedelic medicines.
Specifically it seems they help those in underserved communities — such as LGBQ and people of color. This group was brought to my attention by a friend when I told them I wanted to make my services more accessible to those who feel traumatized by the medical community or who don’t have access to alternative healing due to financial constraints.
So I found the group on Meetup (or maybe it was Facebook) and attempted to join. I honestly was not prepared for the reaction I received from the coordinator once I submitted the required questions to join the group. When she asked what I was willing to “fight for” I explained that I don’t fight for anything — I am a healer and I work through things with love and acceptance. I was there to offer discounted or free services to her group, an alleged underserved community. I was met with such vemency and hostility that I could no longer bring myself to consider joining.
This idea that we must “fight” for something is bullshit.
You don’t have to fight for anything to make changes in the world or to get what you want. That is an old world belief and it serves no one. You merely have to step back, get out of your own way, and allow things to come in. So I have to wonder, why do we hold on to this this idea that we must fight to have something? Don’t we know that all we have to do is allow it?
And then I remember: allowing things to come in means that you first must accept that you are the one who decides what comes into fruition. There is no bad guy — aka the person or establishment you are “fighting” — only you and your individual power. The reluctance to step into one’s power is what stops us from seeing the potential of allowing and convinces us that we must fight for what we want instead of seeing that it already exists.
I still have a strong desire to work with underserved communities with Psilocybin Mushroom Therapy & Ceremony. If you are reading this and are able and willing to provide a bridge for me into one of those communities, I would greatly appreciate it!
Want to take this topic to a deeper level? Pick up one of my favorite books — Power vs. Force by David Hawkins. Its a heavy read, but it’s brilliant.