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Practise Heart-Centred Activism with Ber-Henda Williams: Heart to Heart with Ray Mardia #‪2‬ Heart To Heart with Ray Mardia

    • Self-Improvement

On this episode, Ray has a heart to heart with Visionary Empath coach, speaker and poet Ber-Henda Williams. Set against the backdrop of the historic BLM protests after George Floyd's murder, they discuss the task ahead for all of us; the inner work it takes to engage in conscious, sustainable and heart-centred activism in 2020 and beyond. Enjoy! [Time stamps and audio below]



Video: https://youtu.be/_eqB51gk-Ls



00:01:00 Q: How are you doing, Ber-henda?

00:02:10 The dangers of glossing over pain

00:02:25 The only way to heal is to tell the truth

00:03:00 Q: Advice for those separating the conversation? 

00:03:45 The dark origins of America’s police (slave-catchers) 

00:04:45 Why is it difficult for some to accept the truth of #BLM?

00:05:25 Sitting with your discomfort

00:06:25 Q: What is your personal journey and your process?

00:06:55 B’s tumour analogy (racism, sexism, colourism)

00:07:45 I never want to become the thing I say I am opposed to 

00:08:15 A society built on stolen land (Atonement is needed)

00:08:30 Ber-henda’s heroes (MLK, others)

00:09:10 Venting Vs. Honouring and Expressing our emotions

00:09:30 The perils of emotional bypassing

00:09:55 The importance of moving towards a resolve

00:10:15 The dance between acknowledging/empowering victims

00:11:45 The need for radical honesty

00:12:45 Why its damaging to say ‘I don’t see colour

00:13:00 The lack of basics (water, places to by groceries)

00:14:25 The disconnection between reality and statistics (1873)

00:16:00 Ber-henda’s body metaphor (rest the wound)

00:18:00 Ray’s caution for those diverting their focus from #BLM 

00:21:00 The role of the centrist

00:23:00 How neutrality impedes progress

00:26:00 The perils of politicising human rights

00:28:00 Our lived experiences each vary

00:30:00 The black community’s lack of unifying practices

00:32:00 Why change shouldn’t take longer than 5 years

00:33:30 Every human being has the right to live their purpose

00:35:00 Ray’s body analogy (the whole body is on board)

00:37:00 How in nature there is no debate when healing’s needed

00:39:00 The importance of articulating specific needs (#BLM)

00:41:00 Q: What can people do to help #BLM? (Their own skills)

00:43:00 Being of service and acting on shared humanity

00:45:00 Why empaths are suited for helping create change

00:46:00 Q: What is Ber-henda’s Why?

00:48:00 Embodying the beliefs we hold, farewells

00:49:00 Post-show



You can find more of Ber-Henda at:



https://www.ber-hendawilliams.com







https://www.raymardia.com 

https://www.facebook.com/raymardia

https://www.instagram.com/raymardia







Music provided by The Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UImwn5BkSt8


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymardia/message

On this episode, Ray has a heart to heart with Visionary Empath coach, speaker and poet Ber-Henda Williams. Set against the backdrop of the historic BLM protests after George Floyd's murder, they discuss the task ahead for all of us; the inner work it takes to engage in conscious, sustainable and heart-centred activism in 2020 and beyond. Enjoy! [Time stamps and audio below]



Video: https://youtu.be/_eqB51gk-Ls



00:01:00 Q: How are you doing, Ber-henda?

00:02:10 The dangers of glossing over pain

00:02:25 The only way to heal is to tell the truth

00:03:00 Q: Advice for those separating the conversation? 

00:03:45 The dark origins of America’s police (slave-catchers) 

00:04:45 Why is it difficult for some to accept the truth of #BLM?

00:05:25 Sitting with your discomfort

00:06:25 Q: What is your personal journey and your process?

00:06:55 B’s tumour analogy (racism, sexism, colourism)

00:07:45 I never want to become the thing I say I am opposed to 

00:08:15 A society built on stolen land (Atonement is needed)

00:08:30 Ber-henda’s heroes (MLK, others)

00:09:10 Venting Vs. Honouring and Expressing our emotions

00:09:30 The perils of emotional bypassing

00:09:55 The importance of moving towards a resolve

00:10:15 The dance between acknowledging/empowering victims

00:11:45 The need for radical honesty

00:12:45 Why its damaging to say ‘I don’t see colour

00:13:00 The lack of basics (water, places to by groceries)

00:14:25 The disconnection between reality and statistics (1873)

00:16:00 Ber-henda’s body metaphor (rest the wound)

00:18:00 Ray’s caution for those diverting their focus from #BLM 

00:21:00 The role of the centrist

00:23:00 How neutrality impedes progress

00:26:00 The perils of politicising human rights

00:28:00 Our lived experiences each vary

00:30:00 The black community’s lack of unifying practices

00:32:00 Why change shouldn’t take longer than 5 years

00:33:30 Every human being has the right to live their purpose

00:35:00 Ray’s body analogy (the whole body is on board)

00:37:00 How in nature there is no debate when healing’s needed

00:39:00 The importance of articulating specific needs (#BLM)

00:41:00 Q: What can people do to help #BLM? (Their own skills)

00:43:00 Being of service and acting on shared humanity

00:45:00 Why empaths are suited for helping create change

00:46:00 Q: What is Ber-henda’s Why?

00:48:00 Embodying the beliefs we hold, farewells

00:49:00 Post-show



You can find more of Ber-Henda at:



https://www.ber-hendawilliams.com







https://www.raymardia.com 

https://www.facebook.com/raymardia

https://www.instagram.com/raymardia







Music provided by The Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UImwn5BkSt8


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/raymardia/message

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