This is a time to celebrate. Yes, we have deeper reflection and work to return to. But we all deserve a sigh of relief, an exhale from our souls, and to let loose and lift our spirits as we mark the end of the most deplorable presidency in American history.
Turning points in our lives are important moments to mark, personally and collectively. These are the rituals of humanity that keep us going, marking the end of one chapter and opening the way for what comes next.
Here are twenty-five ways to celebrate and mark the end of Donald Trump’s…
This is your sacred task”
- Aurora Levins Morales
America, we are winning this thing
We see it in the polls and we know it in our souls
This is reckoning, this is karma
This is soul retrieval
This is that grown kind of fierce love
That mama grizzly bear kind of love
Protecting what matters most
We are tired of this long drawn-out nightmare
Of the hatred, vitriol, lies and fear
We know that the era of White Supremacy is ending
And that the embodiment of Beloved Community is near
America, we are winning this thing No…
We thought we were living in the middle of one crisis; then it became two, then three, and it spiraled on. From Covid-19 to massive job losses and economic uncertainty, to nationwide and global Black Lives Matter protests sparked by police violence and racial injustice, we are experiencing a crisis of the whole system. Our structures are failing or broken; for many they’ve been designed that way from the beginning. We are tired of suffering, of living without dignity, freedom, and breath. We know that life is sacred and we all belong. We’re at a tipping point. The old is…
“One never knows when conditions may give rise to a conjuncture such as the current one that rapidly shifts popular consciousness and suddenly allows us to move in the direction of radical change. If one does not engage in the ongoing work when such a moment arises, we cannot take advantage of the opportunities to change.” -Angela Davis
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do…
These resources were initially compiled to support an online conversation called The Virus and the Chrysalis: Making Meaning and Creating New Worlds.
(If you have a resource you’d like to recommend for this list, email joshua (at) thriveeastbay.org)
A New Super Power in the Making by Otto Scharmer
The Coronation by Charles Eisenstein
The Coronavirus Doesn’t Have a Race Problem — America’s Systems Do by Brittany Packnett Cunningham
Coronavirus Spells the End of the Neoliberal Era. What Next? by Jeremy Lent
Here is a crash course — through a journey of selected quotes — in the work and writings of the late Huston Smith.
“This book is about religion that exists, in William James’ contrast, not as a dull habit but as an acute fever. It is about religion alive.” (The World’s Religions)
“Religion alive confronts the individual with the most momentous option life can present. It calls the soul to the highest adventure it can undertake, a proposed journey across the jungles, peaks, and deserts of the human spirit. The call is to confront reality, to master the self. Those…
“Let us be dissatisfied until America will no longer have high blood pressure of creeds and an anemia of deeds. Let us be dissatisfied until the tragic walls that separate the outer city of wealth and comfort from the inner city of poverty and despair shall be crushed by the battering rams of the fires of justice.” ~Martin Luther King Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
The new political nightmare and reality of Donal Trump being elected President of the Unites States has been a wake-up call to the majority of Americans. …