In the final episode of 2018, Ruby talks to Lama Rod Owens, co-author of the book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation, about the spiritual work of healing systemic racism. World events coupled with the advent of social media as a platform for the literal raising of consciousness, have helped this to emerge as the collective healing work of our times—as much a personal issue as it is a public and a political one.
As Ruby wrote in this piece for the site, Radical Dharma offers a powerful and compassionate perspective for anybody confused about their role in this—and is ESSENTIAL READING for anybody working in the healing, wellness or self-help space, or otherwise actively engaged in this work. Among other topics, in this episode we discuss:
– How to talk about the things we’re scared to talk about.
– The importance of saying the ‘wrong thing’ in order to progress conversations about race.
– Healing racism as part of our collective dharma.
– Understanding the ‘psychic mutilation’ of whiteness.
– How we are addicted to being triggered and the importance of boundaries as self-care.
– How all systems of oppression are harmful to everybody—including those perceived to be benefitting from these systems.