NUTRITIONAL WELLNESS & SPIRITUAL COACHING
NUTRITIONAL WELLNESS & SPIRITUAL COACHING
Native Wellness program promotes the health and well-being of native people from mixed races who believe in mind body medicine and improving future probability through the fundamentals of consciousness.
Throughout changing times it’s hard not to let go of ideas of who we think we are or even who we think our loved ones are or was in the past. It took a while for me to come to terms and grasp the idea that my Native American greater grandparents were the actual owners of my great grandparents. I just assumed there’s no way possible. They could ever be involved in something so treacherous or heinous as owning other human beings. Right?
After all, don't they know first hand what that feels like?
It’s related to Subharian African Heritage where some black tribes owned slaves as well. That’s a hard pill to swallow but I found compassion, now that I’ve matured to understand that it’s a known fact that we do live in a world. Where the oppressed become the oppressor and the abused becomes the abuser.
It’s the cycle of family dynamics and trauma loops that we spin in. We often create an existence in maintaining balance riding these enormous historical trauma loops like a circus cycler. I only hear intensely beautiful stories about life on the reservations or how every meal they ate was grown from their land or how the land was stolen and they became the target of one of the biggest stolen wealth transfers in history.
Our family farm decades before was part of a cultural storm that shifted worlds and present realities. The land disbursement of the Freedmen however was acquired by reparations coming from the tribal leaders breeding future tribal members. The Freedman were a generation of Black and Brown people who are the children of full blooded Native Americans by either ownership of slaves or by united bonds of loving friendships & relationships built from a mutual understanding of tribes, culture, family and extinction.
We survived together. We had a common bond in being hated and violated. Now that I'm understanding freedman relationships, I accept that the inception of mixed native heritages could have originated from captivity. But it may not have been always. A lot of Native Americans and Africans were involved and loved building friendships and communities together.
It is apparent that however it started, it evolved into love and community and bred many children and grandchildren. It evolved into a rich heritage, generational wealth, shared cultures and most important the practice of eating more organic and plant based meals. It evolved into agriculture and farming practices that would be passed down through generations.
When someone is born on a land, be it cultural soil, Indian territory or continental and they are denied the rights, heritage and inclusion of that land and the rights itself. That’s the worst.
Or when you produce a great harvest from your land ownership and then it’s stolen and taken. Then you’re the plot of an extermination. That is a hard pill to swallow and live with.
These are powerful stories of living as freedmen but as a member of the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations. Our bodies have this amazing intelligence and DNA that's very sensitive to human consciousness and when you are present, aware and understand your ancestors and native land , then you understand yourself. You should never deny who you are or who you were bred to be.
Be proud of whoever you are and wherever you come from. Most people who have something to say about people who are proud of their heritage usually don't know their immediate bloodline let alone anything about their distant ancestors. So stand tall, love who you are and remember to never discount the elders because they are the ones who know the heritage and know the stories through experience.
Know thyself by knowing your roots
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