“Nothing is as valuable as the visions you command to truth, or the power you activate when owning your vulnerability. Nothing is as valuable as the sky you paint gold from day-long dreams, or the free-fall you catch along the night’s seams. Nothing is as valuable as the choices you make for your highest good despite what they think” ~La Espiritista
As I continue to awaken into myself, as a human who is two-spirit, genderfluid, trans, and forever sacred, it becomes more certain how this current system will do everything in it’s power to destroy, kill, and torture the lives of those like me. It becomes even more dire to hone into the truth that I cannot, will not, and will never be able to transform a system larger than myself all on my own. This can only be done with the power and combination of an army of forces which have been transformed. My transformation alone cannot thrive without the transformation of others.
Those like me have always survived and thrived within a communal effort. We have always served different roles and perspectives to ensure the stability, sustainability, and balance of our world. There was an understanding that power is directly connected to value-what, who, and how someone gets assigned it, and that too much power assigned to one person, or at too large of a scale could wreak havoc on lives.
It is important for each of us to reclaim our value. Despite what the current political, societal, and systematic structures say about our humanity, we need to believe we are valuable, or we have already lost the battle. We need to believe that the vision we have for our personal selves deserves to come to light. That we can exist in a world where we can safely express our gender in a way which we aren’t demonized, policed, and tokenized. That the way we express can be appreciated for being unique, beautiful, and bold. We are worthy of defining what our identity and expression means for us, and us alone.
We need to believe that our integrity deserves to be accepted without the illnesses of shame or guilt. That living in our truth can simply have us exist without any questioning of validation from external sources who have vastly limited the scope of definition. That who we are cannot be measured alone through science. We are intricate beings who are so much more than just a body. Our body is woven together by a soul and spirit. Although the body has it’s role in life, we must remember that very truth: It is a role. Roles cannot execute every function of an entire system, just like a body cannot make meaning for every answer to life.
We need to believe that our faith is stronger than our fear. That after we have put in all the work we can muster, a power higher than ourselves, higher than any man-made system will execute justice. That we can trust our inner guide to lead us to the situations, spaces, and people we need the most and open ourselves to receive those who can fill the roles for that which we cannot manifest on our own.
Nature does not exist in a binary and values the contributions of other elements to ensure equilibrium. Every person has a gift.
Only through community, can we be responsible, accountable, and in sync. Faith cannot work in complete seclusion.