What should be our focus for equinox? The answer: „Strength“. Next question, using the chakra system: How should we do this? Which part of us should lead the way? The answer: „Jade“. The heart. But the heart‘s true strength lies in its vulnerability.
We can’t be strong all the time. And it takes strength to say that. Society wants us - especially WoCs - to perpetually stay in „Strong Black Woman“ mode. So we can work more overtime for them. So we can take care of their children and elderly parents. So we can be too tired to demand a raise. So we can continue to take the lead in voting our country back to humanity while no one else feels any responsibility.
Society *wants* us to believe that the „struggle is real“. All the time. So those who have benefitted from our work can continue to avoid the heavy lifting. Let’s bring some balance back to society with the true strength of the heart: vulnerability. And be strong enough to use it.