June 2020

June 1
I’m grieving for our country and will put out a full newsletter mid-JuneIn spite of the horrible things that are going on, thanks to the police in Coral Gables, FL who JOINED the protesters. And thanks to the police in Camden, NJ who put their batons down and joined the marchers.

Blessings and stay safe,

J

Judyth Sult’s June Empowerment Newsletter
June 6, 2020

 Notes from J

This has been a challenging time for many of us, not just the coronavirus, but the death of another black man, George Floyd, by police action. I believe that we need to be cautious about vilifying all police and cautious about any attempts to define all black people by the actions of the looters.

People of all colors and ethnic groups are protesting together in peace. Police officers are putting their batons aside and walking with the protesters. If we leave our fear and anger behind, we can begin to understand each other.

June is the 6th month. The energy this month is consistent with the current national mood. The energy of 6 is about family and responsibility. The 6th card in the Tarot is Choice (Lovers in traditional deck)—we must choose which fork in the road to take. In addition to the energy of the full and new moon, we also have a lunar and solar eclipse AND the Summer Solstice. The fifth chakra for the month is about learning and honoring to speak your authentic self.

The energy will be high all of June as people are likely to be sorting through their values, prejudices, and actions. As a white woman in the Pacific NW, I know my understanding of black people is limited, as yours may be. I know that when I was growing up and my brother went out I didn’t have to be concerned that he might have been manhandled or shot by the police. As a mother, I knew the same was true for my white son. At the end of this post, I’ve included resources available to everyone who is interested in a black person’s perspective.

Blessings to you all,

J

                                                                            Coaching Corner

Message from White Eagle of the Hopi

“This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you.

If you repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with pessimism, you will fall into the hole. But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, rethink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal. Take care of your homes, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual House.

When you are taking care of yourselves, you are taking care of everything else. Do not lose the spiritual dimension of this crisis; have the eagle aspect from above and see the whole; see more broadly.

There is a social demand in this crisis, but there is also a spiritual demand — the two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. But without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and lack of meaning. You were prepared to go through this crisis. Take your toolbox and use all the tools available to you.

Learn about resistance of the indigenous and African peoples; we have always been, and continue to be, exterminated. But we still haven’t stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire, and having fun. Don’t feel guilty about being happy during this difficult time.

You do not help at all being sad and without energy. You help if good things emanate from the Universe now. It is through joy that one resists. Also, when the storm passes, each of you will be very important in the reconstruction of this new world.

You need to be well and strong. And for that, there is no other way than to maintain a beautiful, happy, and bright vibration. This has nothing to do with alienation.

This is a resistance strategy. In shamanism, there is a rite of passage called the quest for vision. You spend a few days alone in the forest, without water, without food, without protection. When you cross this portal, you get a new vision of the world, because you have faced your fears, your difficulties.

This is what is asked of you:

Allow yourself to take advantage of this time to perform your vision-seeking rituals. What world do you want to build for you? For now, this is what you can do — serenity in the storm. Calm down, pray every day. Establish a routine to meet the sacred every day.

Good things emanate; what you emanate now is the most important thing. And sing, dance, resist through art, joy, faith, and love.”

from https://coe-llc.com/2020/04/01/message-from-white-eagle-hopi-indigenous-on-03-16-2020/

For a few days we are still under the influence of the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, June 5th. This eclipse is about paying attention to what is no longer working. Take this opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and examine your beliefs and examine how to let go of those that are outdated or just the “habit” of thinking or reacting. In two weeks we have a Solstice Solar Eclipse and Summer Solstice which is a time to discover solutions.

Mercury retrograde, June 18-July 12. When a planet is retrograde it appears in the sky to be moving backwards. When Mercury is retrograde communication, transportation and electronics can be affected. Expect that there may be challenges in these areas and practice patience.

New Moon, Solar eclipse, solstice in Cancer, June 20/21. The Summer Solstice is aligned with the element of fire, passion and drive. Now is the time to act in harmony with your spiritual beliefs and release outmoded ideas.

Below are resources for white people who want to understand the challenges and dangers faced by black people every day.

10 documentaries to watch instead of asking a person of color

How to become an Ally

A Andrae Renee, How to Use Your Privilege for Good

Baratunde Thurston, How to Deconstruct Racism one Headline at a Time.

Books

Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility