This has been affirmed by naturalists who point out the age of our land as some of the oldest in the world. By the massive healing community we have considering our geographical location and size, and by the events of 2020, both when the world experienced a pandemic and the death of Breonna Taylor that brought eyes and hearts to Louisville, carving a place in history around the civil rights movement.
We saw people caring for one another and neighbors coming together in ways we haven’t witnessed in years.
Our city was torn apart by racial injustice systemic to our local government and every other structure that forms our community while Black leadership continues to influence the very essence of who we are and what it means to see one another.
We softened our judgement around having an illness or wearing masks or feeling sad.
Our planet stopped vibrating.
We experienced grief at a level we never new possible while so many gifts of what truly matters in a life previously constructed around superficial means were recognized.
We all stand in ourselves differently; humbled, wounded, and possibly stronger than ever in who we are and how we wish to show up in this life.
We’ve been operating from a state of chronic trauma and this is going to take some time to heal. Some in recovery say the real work starts after the first year of sobriety. Here we are.
As we shift once more, it is critical that we continue to bring grace to our experiences, to allow space for one another as each of our processes looks different, and when inevitably disrupted, to allow that space for oneself. I want to invite you to work with us in a way that can help in this space.
When I searched for an iconic photo that would represent the world perspective of the last year, I was brought back home. The GOAT, the globally loved Muhammed Ali, who stood for justice and freedom from this vortex community, shining light to the lives lost from the pandemic. We have the opportunity to rebirth in a way that is revolutionary - if we choose.