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Tribes and Native advocates praise Joe Biden’s actions to reverse many of the Trump Administration’s environmental policies affecting tribal lands
"This is national native news. Making camera in print tony gonzalez tribal advocates are praising president. Joe biden's quick action to reverse the last administration's environmental policies the mountain west news bureaus savannah mar reports on inauguration day biden took steps to rejoin the paris climate accord. His administration also placed a sixty day moratorium on new leasing and drilling permits on public lands. Biden has also fulfilled campaign promises that were important to tribes including revoking a permit for the keystone xl pipeline. I think there's a sense of indication. Recognition of treaty promises. Matthew campbell is an attorney with the native american rights fund who fought that project on behalf of tribes. In montana and south dakota campbell also represented tribes in the four corners region in their lawsuit opposing the previous administration shrinking of bears ears in grand staircase escalante national monuments. A move biden has pledged to reconsider important first step an important signal that tribal sovereignty will be recognized. The fossil fuel industry is likely to be among biden's biggest detractors. His climate change plan aims to achieve net zero emissions in the us by twenty fifty four national native news. I'm savannah mar reporting for. The story is part of a collaboration between national native news. In the mountain west news bureau native american tribes praised the biden administration this week. For issuing an executive order stopping the keystone excel pipeline but now they're urging additional action to halt other pipeline projects including the dakota access pipeline. The guardian reported the standing rock sioux tribe and the nonprofit earthjustice urged biden in a video to shutdown dapple biden has not made statements on that pipeline but last year when she was a senator vice president kamala harris signed in a mikus brief calling on a judge to shut it down while an environmental impact study was done. Dapple is already transporting half a billion barrels of crude oil daily last week. Seventy five female indigenous leaders sent biden a letter calling for a halt on fossil fuel projects. That threatened the environment. Culture and security of native american lands activist also want the administration to stop construction of line three which would transport canadian tar sands oil across indigenous lands in minnesota in montana this week the state legislature heard three bills that would continue. Efforts launched in two thousand nineteen to address missing and murdered indigenous people. The cut bank pioneer press reports. The bills faced no opposition. One reauthorize task force created in two thousand nineteen and a grant that went to a tribal college to create a database of every missing indigenous person in the state to other bills create a commission to examine cold cases and provide training for search teams and the kansas city star reports. The kansas house of representatives is also considering a bill that would allow the attorney general to coordinate training on murdered and missing indigenous people with tribes. The state bureau of investigation and other law enforcement organizations advocates. Called a good first step. In the philippines eight catholic bishops are calling for an independent investigation into the killings of nine indigenous leaders. The vatican news reports the military claims they were arresting members of the communist new people's army for alleged possession of firearms and explosives and that they resisted but eyewitnesses say. The men were unarmed and offered no resistance. The indigenous leaders were opposing the construction of a dam that would impact indigenous lands. Human rights groups say the government often labels people communists who are fighting for indigenous rights. Also in the philippines indigenous youths may lose a space where they had been sheltering from the military mugabe reports. A group of sixty eight indigenous students and teachers have taken refuge at the university of the philippines and his on city. The campuses of the university have been off limits to military and police under a longstanding packed but the national defense secretary declared an end to that. Pack earlier this month for national native news and making camera
Biden's Cancellation Of Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline Faces Mixed Reactions
"Now president biden isn't just focusing on the pandemic one of the first things. He did after his inauguration. Yesterday was to cancel a permit to build the keystone excel pipeline that pipeline would transported crude oil from alberta to the texas gulf coast would have entered the us in montana from their yellowstone. Public radio's kayla roche reports on the mixed reaction to the cancellation tribes and environmental groups. Here and in other states the pipeline would have crossed have been fighting the keystone excel pipeline in court for roughly a decade last year in a video by indigenous collective buffalo defense. Roughly ten for pet tribal members protested in northern montana. They lined up with their hands held up fists and repeated a lakota phrase. That's become slogan. For the movement against pipelines like the dakota access pipeline keystone excel. Johnny were drawing. Water is life. The canadian company behind keystone xl tc energy operates a pipeline which spilled thousands of gallons of oil in south dakota and twenty seventeen and in north dakota in nine thousand hundred activists and tribal members say the pipeline endangers water-quality bricks tribal land treaties and pipeline. Construction brings the threat of human trafficking. Biden's decision to revoke a presidential permit. Donald trump granted canadian developer energy in two thousand nineteen puts a heart stop to the billion dollar project. Among those celebrating was fort belknap indian community council president. Andy work a member of the onny tribe. I'm just really happy. I'm really happy. And i'm really thankful in south dakota the rosebud sioux tribal government. Join fort belknap. In suing to stop the pipeline. Rosebud sioux president rodney bordeaux was busy coordinating cove nineteen vaccinations. When he heard biden cancelled. The permit agreed victory. Hopefully that's the end of it but will continue to fight it we're gonna watch it but pipelines supporters are seeing the collapse of ten years of work. Tc energy which declined to comment for the story. Released a statement in anticipation of the permit cancellation yesterday and said it. Suspending further activity on the pipeline county commissioners in rural northeastern montana where agriculture is the dominant industry said they had been looking forward to the tax revenue which the state estimated at sixty three million dollars. A year extremely disappointed mary. Armstrong a commissioner in montana's valley county where very large county with very few people seems like a perfect place in Perfectly compatible with us montana. Republicans strongly criticized by an institution. But keep an excel has also been supported by democrats here. Including former governor steve bullock and senator jon tester yesterday tester said he still supports the development of the pipeline but with conditions he had encouraged the biden administration to meet with supporters and opponents before making a decision while the pipeline from alberta looks dead for now the premier of that province jason kenney yesterday pushed for consequences the canadian province of alberta invest in one point. Five billion dollars in the project in a statement. Yesterday kenny culver biden and prime minister justin trudeau to discuss the decision. However the us government refuses to open the door to a constructive and respectful dialogue about these issues that it is clear that the government of canada impose meaningful trade and economic sanctions to defend our country's vital economic interest canadian prime minister justin trudeau in a statement expressed. Disappointment invite is decision but acknowledged biden's choice to fulfil a promise. He made during his campaign run
Oglala Sioux community leaders take COVID-19 vaccine to build trust
"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzalez. The oglala sioux tribe in south dakota has started cove in nineteen vaccines for healthcare workers with both pfizer and moderna. As lee strube injure reports tribal leaders are carefully. Managing the number of vaccine doses. They receive alicia. Musso is vice president of the tribe. She says they're asking frontline workers what they want to do that. We are polling to make sure people wanna take it or not to say you have these infrastructures asking if they want to musso says tracking vaccines for healthcare. Workers helps the tribe advocate for the exact number of doses. They need during this first phase. Musso says they're also working to boost confidence in the medina and pfizer vaccines. They're asking other respected members of the community to set an example. By taking the vaccine. We do have different influences in our community leaders in that way and those of us who even though we have these political positions who may have less risk factors and want to you know in our own way Culturally allow people to take that who are higher risk. The tribes medical task force will continue to roll out. Its covid vaccine. Plan unleashed droop injure in rapid city. A long running water right settlement between the navajo nation. The state of utah and the federal government has become law as ryan hinds reports as part of the sweeping covid nineteen government spending bill signed by the president. The navajo utah. Water rights settlement act among several bills included in the two point three trillion dollar package it ends decades of negotiations between tribal federal and state officials and affirms tribes right to more than twenty six and a half billion gallons of water a year from. Utah's colorado river basin apportionment. The legislation also settles all current and future water claims made by the navajo nation in utah and allocates two hundred and twenty million dollars to water infrastructure on the portion of the reservation located in the state navajo nation president. Jonathan nez calls the settlement historic in says it'll increase access to drinking water for many navajo families. The president's office says more than forty percent of navajo nation households in utah lack running water or adequate sanitation according to the navajo water project. One in three residents on the reservation lack a sink or toilet in their homes. The settlement act was approved by the navajo nation council in two thousand sixteen and introduced in congress by a bipartisan group of lawmakers from arizona utah and new mexico last year for national native news. I'm ryan hinds in flagstaff. The little shell tribe of chippewa indians in montana was federally recognized. One year ago the tribes working on opening its own health clinic next year as yellowstone public. Radio's caitlyn nicholas. Reports tribal health director molly. Wetland says the tribal launch a healthcare system to provide medical dental behavioral traditional care to tribal members at their own clinic in great falls. We've been a landless. Try reservation let's tribe and so to have something of our own and to be able to provide. Our members carry is really important to the little shell tribal health. Clinic will likely open late. Summer of twenty twenty one but wetland says work tribes first healthcare facility is well underway. He just completed demolition of the building that we purchase. And we're in the design phase. And we're getting ready to start with remodel. Wetland says the team will offer a holistic approach to healthcare as an example. She says she is working closely with little shells. Housing director heath lefranc boys to ensure patients aren't struggling with homelessness as healthcare and housing are closely connected to our primary care team all focused on sort of understanding each of our customers and their own unique story and values and influences an effort to kind of engage them in their care and support long-term behavior change and help our tribal members be successful. I'm caitlyn nicholas and damien antonio
Three tribal leaders vote as Arizona Presidential Electors
"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzales. Three tribal leaders cast their ballot as arizona. Presidential electors monday for democrats joe biden and kamala harris governor steven rayle lewis of the. He'll river indian community chairman ned. Norris of the autumn nation and president jonathan nez of the navajo nation. Arizona's eleven presidential electors met in phoenix. After taking an oath of office signed the official certificate. A vote for president and vice president governor lewis in a video message expressed his pride taking part in what he called a historic event reflecting on the election amid the pandemic saying native people made their voices known with voter turnout and tribal communities across the st louis added. He's excited to work. With the biden harris administration biden and harris committed to native americans having a seat at the table during a meeting in october with tribal leaders in phoenix. The new vice president of the oglala sioux tribe is getting right to work leash. Musso was recently sworn into office with president. Kevin killer the lead. The south dakota tribe for the next two years. Richard to bowls has more. Dr alicia musso edged out former oglala sioux tribe president and founder of lakota nation invitational. Brian brewer for the vice presidency shall serve the tribes almost forty seven thousand members across two point. One million acres of land that consists of the pine ridge indian reservation. Musso grew up in porcupine and earned her. Phd in clinical psychology from the university of wyoming. She ran on the platform of promoting science technology engineering arts and math. We know the importance of that. We know we have that those roots in our culture and community but we need places for those people who want those careers to land. And i'm also research for myself. And i've navigated navigate that here know the difficulty season. How amazing it would be if we had our own research and training center where we were leading our own research and we were clambering with outside entities. And i think that's a possibility. During the pandemic musso says she has used her education to help native americans not only in pine ridge but natives across the country to address the myriad of social and health inequities they struggle with another goal as vice. President is to not only continue that work but to also find new ways to utilize her office for what the needs of the people are advice. President position has been a sleeping giant of a position. Right there's a lot that can happen from this office. I know the constitution. We have our constitution. And i have my duties there. But there's a lot we can do. You know and i'm a team player so i'm excited to see what we can do and especially by platform pieces iran on iran on those. Because i knew you can do things with this office. And that would be helpful for the entire tribe. Musso says she appreciates the support and is excited to find solutions for the tribe to handle the current pandemic situation that will serve well into the future in rapid city. I'm richard till's the indian health service started initial distributions of cove. Nineteen vaccines monday. Ihs facilities two of the largest tribes in the united states received first doses of the pfizer vaccine the cherokee nation and oklahoma and the navajo nation in the four corners region and minnesota healthcare workers the cass lake hospital on the leech lake reservation where among some of the first to receive the vaccine in the state the bemidji pioneer reports ten workers at the hospital were vaccinated tribal programs in urban centers have the option of receiving the vaccine from the indian health service or states the initial distribution is prioritizing health care workers and residents of long term care facilities.
Intensive scare: covid-19 ravages America
"We're likely to lose another two hundred and fifty thousand people dead between now and january this week grim headlines and milestones in america the daily covid nineteen death. Toll hit a new record on wednesday. The infected patient count in hospitals asked one hundred thousand for the first time the contagion has now reached every corner of the country with ninety percent of all. Us hospitals in areas designated as corona virus hot zones cases have topped a million in florida texas and in california governor gavin. Newsom warned of worse to come just in the last fourteen days close to one thousand californians have lost their lives due to covid nineteen. The bottom line is if we don't act now. Our hospital system will be overwhelmed. We don't act now will continue to see a death. Rate climb. healthcare systems are becoming overwhelmed in ways not even seen during the pandemic's panicked early stages in the midwest things have been particularly dire with intensive care units filling up doctors and nurses exhausted and in many places. The public just isn't acting in a way that will stem the tide right now across the midwest. We've seen a surge of cova cases of people being rushed into hospital. Adam roberts is our midwest correspondent in states like north dakota. South dakota is when talking to health workers in those hospitals. They've been telling me that. Icu beds are at eighty percents. Ninety percent occupation ensured. The hospitals seem to be getting quite full and sometimes quite stressed and how have the hospitals in the region been preparing for this surge. I spoke to several health. Workers including dan rooney. Who's with the emergency medicine department at the university of iowa hospitals and clinics. That's in iowa city and his hospital because it's an academic center is just about the best equipped in the state. It's been doing everything it can to clear. Space to let covert patients have as much from his possible. So inpatients have been sent home when they can be. They've added extra. Icu beds that being postponing elective surgeries and dr renee told me that it's being taught and go from the outside. It sounds like okay. Everything was handled any sort of at the moment. But it's just hard to convey how close you are to going from just being able to barely need it to be overwhelmed and the fact that has been handled so far has been partly down to the actions of frontline workers. We've been lucky of the health care system to mostly not quite break. But i think people be shocked about how close we get and just what it takes in terms of individual level responses to make the thing keep going so from what dr wendy says. It sounds as if the public doesn't really know how bad things are at the moment. Yes don't worry says. He worries members of the public and governing. Politicians just haven't grasped what happens when hospitals get to full take for example the impact of canceling elective surgeries as a common misconception that those are surgeries onto poulsen until the no pressing when you hear hospital canceling elective surgeries. That means people potentially with cancer. Getting their tumor excise. It means people that have gallbladders either heart disease or vascular disease that need intervention that are putting them at risk of really bad side effects and sickness or death. That's real that's happening. So when the hospitals become overwhelmed is not just covid. Nineteen patients who suffer. It's the rates of excess non virus. Deaths that also could search and what about the situation outside urban areas like iowa city. I mean the situation. Equal kind of across the region. No is is not equal. So what you see. Is this interrelationship between the big hospitals in places like iowa city and then rural places small hospitals. That might just have one doctor one us now these rural hospitals. They're under great strain. Not least because many of them have closed in the last decade or so around one hundred thirty rural hospitals across america have closed and that puts a lot of pressure on the ones that remain. They can be overwhelmed with just one two three patients coming in and you can imagine that when covid sweep through a small town maybe a local meat packing plant is affected or prison. Those hospitals are overwhelmed. Very quickly. I spoke to ben christians. Who's an emergency care doctor. In sioux falls in south dakota who said that for the past two months they've been functioning at over one hundred percent capacity of their icu. Beds and they've been adding more beds as well and he takes patients from eighty sparsely populated but Reflected counties spread all across south dakota and beyond and these are patients who are coming in from as far as a hundred and fifty miles to get to his relatively small hospital. And it's not surprising that those places get overwhelmed more quickly than in the biggest cities. And why do you think the situation is so bad particularly in the midwest. What is moving out from the midwest now but the first surge hit the midwest this autumn i think partly because these are more northern states and it's colder weather up here and so people are in those and maybe spreading the virus more easily but it's also a fact that in rural areas in parts of northern wisconsin and the two dakota's people have just not taken serious measures. It's not unusual for me when i've been reporting and wearing my mosque going into small towns to be stead at and for people to look at me as if i'm an alien. They don't want to wear masks. They don't want to do social distancing as winning liz people in the cities and that may be why they're also being affected badly now and the third reason is that politicians in those states including the governors have been refusing to order rules on mosques and closing restaurants and businesses. And so it's not unusual in all of these places to have mass gatherings people going to church people going to bars and restaurants even when the infection rate is extraordinarily high and that must be that much more frustrating for over the frontline workers who are seeing the effects of all that don't originally told me it's very difficult the thing that's been harder as as this has gone on the sense that we're not really in this together as a community as a state a nation you know. We're watching people get sick. We're watching people die. We're watching our colleagues really extended themselves to prevent the system from completely breaking and then to see scenes of full airports full bars to see people talking about their individual liberty with regards to amass. That has been that's been and a lot of the healthcare workers in other places. I spoke to said exactly the same that frustrated. They're exhausted some falling ill themselves but is there a bright side here. I mean haven't health professionals come a long way since the spring and in terms of coping with these outbreaks. Yes so the saving grace of all this is frontline. Staff know much better ways to treat patients for example they're much slower than people on ventilators. They discovered that if you'll put on a ventilator you own you have a five to ten percent chance of actually surviving it and so far. Fewer people are being intimidated than before. It's only the most desperate cases and generally there a better treatments better drugs use of steroids and someone so there are reasons to be more hopeful. That if you are infected you can survive. But on the downside. We've had a big surge in infections. Recently is not just the colder weather. It's the fact that people are getting together as the holiday season and run the said he stands by and he watches in fear. Because the thanksgiving weekend. The past probably is a sign that they'll be more affections and we'll see a big surge in the weeks to come. You know for all the fatalist and say well. It's paying them into a disease. what can you do. You can just look around the world that responses and places have crushed to this and there is no reason that a place with the material wealth and the scientific expertise of the united states shouldn't have been among those countries and the fact that we haven't it's an enduring tragedy. Adam thank you very much for joining us. Thank you jason.
Cheyenne River Youth Project distributes food boxes
"The national native news. I'm antonio gonzales. During the pandemic more and more doctors visits are going virtual and some people are avoiding clinics emma gibson reports that within the navajo nation. Women's healthcare is adapting as much as possible with infrastructure and as nature will allow when the pandemic i took hold in the navajo nation. People avoided the doctor because they were afraid of being exposed to the disease. Now after a short respite case numbers are surging again. Jennifer white hair is a women's health doctor practicing into the city. She's also a citizen of the nation. I think a lot of us have been surprised. We think of it as we're not seeing patients as often we would see more bad outcomes and we haven't really seen that dr white hair says she doesn't know why this is but guesses. More people are self treating unlike city doctors off tribal lands. She can't rely on the internet for a telehealth appointment. She's depending on phone calls. Patients monitoring their own blood pressure in some in person visits. We do recognize that there is going to be some minimal us. But we can't modify pregnancy during the pandemic she says she's proud of her community and their willingness to wear masks to protect others just outside the nation in flagstaff. Arizona masks have become highly politicized for national native news. I'm gibson a south dakota teacher says while the stay has helped we've in curriculum about american indian history more can be done. Mike mohan reports a report last year from the national congress of american indians noted. Twenty seven states don't even mention native americans and their k. Through twelve curriculum but a majority of states surveyed said. They're trying to improve their lessons. Leslie crow who teaches on the rosebud. Indian reservation sees positive movement and south dakota but she worries. Many students aren't getting the whole story. All students need to understand that way. You know non natives can also appreciate our culture and would also be more empathetic to our culture in the way of life that we've that was taken from us grow says. She attended public schools and didn't learn much about our people's history until she transitioned to a tribal school. The state department of education didn't respond to a request for comment before deadline. But in twenty. Seven south dakota passed a law that required the development of content on the history behind the region's chimes crow. Who also is a member of the south dakota education association as part of the difficulty is getting enough staff to carry out the lesson plans and ways that students can absorb the information she thinks. If administrators encouraged more teachers to embrace the curriculum their students might have greater appreciation for the contributions or native americans. Air comes a lot of good things that are people known have like our way of life is really truly sacred and there's a lot of all these good things that really help. Our people survive. One example of teachers taking the initiative is in rapid city where a handful of educators have each been assigned roles to fully integrate the curriculum across the district. That was mike mohan reporting the cheyenne river sioux tribe enacted a shelter in place. Order monday for the community of eagle butte. south dakota due to rising cova nineteen cases. The cheyenne river. Youth project helps sir families before the order was in place with three curbside distributions last week which included fresh produce home-cooked meals and turkey. Boxes produce dinners were also given out earlier in the fall. The cheyenne river youth project is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping young people on the reservation. The shelter in place order is expected to last through the middle of next week. I'm antonio gonzalez.
Virtual Doctors, Teaching Native History, and Cheyenne River Youth Project
"The national native news. I'm antonio gonzales. During the pandemic more and more doctors visits are going virtual and some people are avoiding clinics emma gibson reports that within the navajo nation. Women's healthcare is adapting as much as possible with infrastructure and as nature will allow when the pandemic i took hold in the navajo nation. People avoided the doctor because they were afraid of being exposed to the disease. Now after a short respite case numbers are surging again. Jennifer white hair is a women's health doctor practicing into the city. She's also a citizen of the nation. I think a lot of us have been surprised. We think of it as we're not seeing patients as often we would see more bad outcomes and we haven't really seen that dr white hair says she doesn't know why this is but guesses. More people are self treating unlike city doctors off tribal lands. She can't rely on the internet for a telehealth appointment. She's depending on phone calls. Patients monitoring their own blood pressure in some in person visits. We do recognize that there is going to be some minimal us. But we can't modify pregnancy during the pandemic she says she's proud of her community and their willingness to wear masks to protect others just outside the nation in flagstaff. Arizona masks have become highly politicized for national native news. I'm gibson a south dakota teacher says while the stay has helped we've in curriculum about american indian history more can be done. Mike mohan reports a report last year from the national congress of american indians noted. Twenty seven states don't even mention native americans and their k. Through twelve curriculum but a majority of states surveyed said. They're trying to improve their lessons. Leslie crow who teaches on the rosebud. Indian reservation sees positive movement and south dakota but she worries. Many students aren't getting the whole story. All students need to understand that way. You know non natives can also appreciate our culture and would also be more empathetic to our culture in the way of life that we've that was taken from us grow says. She attended public schools and didn't learn much about our people's history until she transitioned to a tribal school. The state department of education didn't respond to a request for comment before deadline. But in twenty. Seven south dakota passed a law that required the development of content on the history behind the region's chimes crow. Who also is a member of the south dakota education association as part of the difficulty is getting enough staff to carry out the lesson plans and ways that students can absorb the information she thinks. If administrators encouraged more teachers to embrace the curriculum their students might have greater appreciation for the contributions or native americans. Air comes a lot of good things that are people known have like our way of life is really truly sacred and there's a lot of all these good things that really help. Our people survive. One example of teachers taking the initiative is in rapid city where a handful of educators have each been assigned roles to fully integrate the curriculum across the district. That was mike mohan reporting the cheyenne river sioux tribe enacted a shelter in place. Order monday for the community of eagle butte. south dakota due to rising cova nineteen cases. The cheyenne river. Youth project helps sir families before the order was in place with three curbside distributions last week which included fresh produce home-cooked meals and turkey. Boxes produce dinners were also given out earlier in the fall. The cheyenne river youth project is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping young people on the reservation. The shelter in place order is expected to last through the middle of next week. I'm antonio
Wichita State basketball out of tournament after ‘multiple’ positive COVID-19 tests
"Woodward did not. We have some news once again, Colbert related in the world of sports. And it's not good for the shocks. Wichita State was set to open up its season tomorrow night at a tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but that is not going to happen. Wichita State will not take part in this tournament. Because of covert 19 of shockers traveled yesterday up to South Dakota, and they were tested and multiple positive tests turned up within the teams travel contingent. So Shockers got to South Dakota, They said, Can't play here got too many positive tests and the shocks will now return home today, and they will miss out on those three. Potential games in South Dakota. Now with those games wiped out the shockers New season opener on the schedule is planned for Wednesday. December 2nd. When Orel Roberts is scheduled to come to Coq
The Latest: NY Gov. Cuomo: Restaurants, bars close at 10 pm
"Steps are being taken around the country to try to stop the latest spread of the corona virus in new York restaurants bars and gyms will have to close by ten PM no private gatherings of more than ten people in Indiana we are in the midst of a second search governor Eric Holcomb is bringing back some restrictions that limit crowd sizes and extends a mask mandate unfortunately too many of us and around the country have let our guards down and either assume we won't get it or if we do so be it in Sioux falls South Dakota mayor Paul TenHaken said no to a mask mandate I believe the small uptick in compliance we'll see we see from there so we will see are not worth the community division this will create violators would have been fined fifty dollars I'm at Donahue
National Native American Veterans Memorial opens in Washington, DC
"Opens today on the National Mall in Washington, D C. It's the Native American Veterans Memorial. Native Americans have served in the armed forces in high numbers for more than a century. This is the first memorial to honor that service. Here's NPR's Quil Lawrence. The memorial is simple. A steel circle elevated over carved stone drum. It sits in the shade of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Kevin Go over, is a member of the Pawnee Nation and the museum's director. It's an article of faith in Indian country that Native American serve at a greater rate than basically any other group. So we wish for this to be a sacred place, not just for Native America. But for all Americans. The opening ceremony went virtual because of the pandemic. But here are a few of the people go over hopes will one day attend and sanctify the site. My name is Marcel Grande La Bull. And I'm from the two kettle ban of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. You know? I'm 101 years old. No in 1940 for Marcela Lobo was a surgical nurse at an Army hospital during the battle of the Bulge Well, In December. I believe it was 1/16 of December. The Germans overtook the American soldiers. They wondered about putting in a hospital so close to the front lines, but they did. So we were there in leisure. And we had both funds night and day. At the time of the breaks through the growth of the bulge. Lobo says her own community always honored her military service. Now the memorial in Washington means the whole country conduce this same to be AH, thought like it was a great honor. My ancestors were warriors. I'm related to rein in the face who fought in the battle of the little big horn or greasy grass that they called it. My father was a Spanish American war veteran. My brother oldest brother was a veteran all down the line. But some native vets aren't as aware of their own family service. Yeah, my name is Colonel Wayne Don don has served 27 years in the army, including Bosnia and Afghanistan. You know, for a lot of years, I thought I was a first generation military person came to find out is both of my grandfather and uncles. And served in a territorial guard during World War two. That was an emotional discovery for dawn and a complicated one not just native Americans, but on the other minority groups, ultimately that they chose to serve to represent their people. And also to serve a country that this, you know, sometimes. Didn't have AH would've proved to be their best interests in mind, but they're still still did it, He says. Now that the country is wrestling with questions about racial justice, he hopes the memorial can play a part. Army vet Allan Ho feels the same. He's native Hawaiian saw combat in Vietnam. Then his two sons served after 9 11, his oldest son. Nine. No. Ho was killed in Iraq and he wass Credible young man. He was an officer, platoon leader, and he was killed in 25 in Mosul, Iraq. His younger brother's the staff sergeant. His name is Locke or And the meaning for a knock or is a warrior who is brave and courageous. Those are the stories of service and sacrifice. He wants Americans to hear it. The new memorial for native visitors, Ho wants it to be a validation and an inspiration. And then perhaps, who knows? Maybe some young Native son who experiences that memorial for this first time, we'll be in 50 years from now he'll be that the president of the United States who knows Quil Lawrence NPR news
Standing Rock With Cody Two Bears
"So I'm really looking forward to today's guest cody to bears. For as long as anyone can remember, America has been trying to come to terms with questions of race and equality. Much of our focus has been on the African American community and for good reason. However far too often overlooked and forgotten are the people whose ancestors inhabited this majestic land for generations before the first white man set foot on the continent. Today I am talking with my friend, cody to bears and the Standing Rock Sioux. Cody has been at the center of his people's battle against the Dakota pipeline which served their sacred land. So here today, and then there's my pleasure to have cody to bear and to talk his people and share his story. To Cody. Welcome. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you Erin it's it's a pleasure to be a part of your show. Very excited about this discussion and also thinking me also like to thank you for a lot of the work that you have done in year history in your past of protecting water rates in this country in the world it just to bring up a the voice of the voiceless for them to stand up for what's right is very, very important than it falls right in line with their native American heritage and traditions and customs that we still follow today. Well it's it's been my privilege and to have an understanding of. which so much of a cause possibly forgotten about or moved away from or for many reasons thought it was being in fact, protected our land, our water and it hasn't. And so can you give the listeners background please and tell us about your people and and everything that has been happening with you up at standing rock. Yeah. So just to let you know I'm still very young man I'm still thirty five years old of course but. Yeah I've I've learned a lot along the way at the same time I got the privilege and honor to be able to. Serve my people from. Twenty down twenty thirteen to twenty seven in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council So as one of the youngest elected leaders are standing rock, Sioux travel history at that time. So I got to serve four years from community in the crazy part of that whole situation is that. In two, thousand, thirteen, my first year in office we got. President Barack Obama to come standing rock in my community to in cannonball, which were encampments the protests all went down at the northern border of our reservation boundaries. That's the community that I represented for years for my tribe and now what a coincidence off fast forward two years later. Brock Obama had to make a tough decision to try to protect. Our water in our rights and Bustan for indigenous issues while he came previously two years ago to our lands and promised us that he would do what he can to help our people. So what a coincidence that now four years that we definitely hadn't standing rock during that time Since then I've been out of politics outside of twenty seventeen I told myself you know. Like to protest about it, talk about it the environment but you know it's time to start to be about it, and so that's why I started my own initiative on my own nonprofit called indigenised energy, which currently now we have the largest solar farm on standing rock three miles away from the pipeline crossing in north. Dakota which is the largest solar farm in North Dakota to date. So we'd we did remarkable things two years after the pipeline and now the protests. So we're doing what we can try to live by that and. Keep pushing to go hundred percent renewable within reservation boundaries
U.S. Records Highest Number Of Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day Since Pandemic Began
"Tens of thousands of new Corona virus infections reported yesterday in the US the highest daily case number since the pandemic began himself Dakota were a Sioux tribe is locking down its reservation to Florida, where one health officials asking that kid's birthday parties be cancelled. The US saw nearly 72,000 new cases yesterday as several states in the West and Midwest set records. Joe Biden says President Trump's lying, saying the country's rounding the corner the viruses surgeon in almost every state. There's a similar spike in Europe. We are at a critical juncture in this pandemic. The World Health Organization's chief says nations need to take action now to keep their people safe. With tough months ahead. This is not a dream. Soccer Megane Washington
Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases
"The U. S. is nearing a record for new daily coronavirus cases in the impact is being felt across the nation from South Dakota where a Sioux tribe is locking down its reservation to Florida where one health officials asking that kids birthday parties be canceled the U. S. so nearly seventy two thousand new cases yesterday as several states in the west and Midwest to set records Joe Biden says president trump's lying saying the country's rounding the corner viruses surge in almost every state there's a similar spike in Europe we are at a critical juncture in the spine to make the world health organization's chief says nations need to take action now to keep their people safe with tough months ahead this is not a drill Sager mag ani Washington
Dakota Access Pipeline opponent says shes a protector, not a protestor
"I'm Dr Anthony with, and this is climate connections. For decades Madonna Thunder, Hawk of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe in south, Dakota has fought to protect native land and water. We are a people indigenous to slant and we are attached to the land. We are not protesters we are protectors. Thunder Hawk has become a prominent voice in the movement against the Dakota access pipeline. The pipeline transports crude oil within miles tribal land and Thunder Hawks says, if it leaks or bursts, the oil will pollute local drinking water. We have many small rivers and tributaries on our reservation at pipeline would affect and we know that dangerous. In July, a federal court ordered the pipeline to cease operating until a thorough environmental review is completed. It was a step forward tribal activists and climate advocates worried about the impact of expanding fossil fuel infrastructure. But the pipeline owners have appealed the decision. So its future remains uncertain. And Thunder, Hawks says the work of protecting land and water is ongoing. We've been dealing with this for many years. So it's not a new blight it's just a continuation. So that's why we are always in the protect mode.
Smithfield Foods Faces Fine for Not Protecting Workers From COVID-19
"Companies facing a Corona virus related fine federal regulators site Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from the Corona virus at its slaughterhouse in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. That makes Smithfield the first major US meatpacker to face a fine After covert outbreaks infected thousands of workers this spring and caused meet shortages. OSHA wants to find Smithfield nearly 13.5 $1000 the maximum allowed, the Virginia based company says it will contest the citation and the fine. Nearly 1300 workers got sick of the Smithfield plant in Sioux Falls this past spring. Four of them died. Paris Hilton
Smithfield Foods pork plant faces OSHA fine from outbreak
"The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited pork producer Smithfield Foods in South Dakota for failing to protect workers from Corona virus exposure. OSHA's proposing a penalty of more than $13,000. That's the maximum allowed by law. The Sioux Falls plant was the site of a Corona virus outbreak In April, nearly 1300 workers contracted covert 19 and four employees there died.
4 workers at Smithfield plant die; feds fine company $13,494
"Federal regulators have cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect workers from exposure to the Corona virus at the company's plant in Sioux Falls. That was an early hot spot for virus infections that hobbled American meatpacking plants. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration found employees were working closely together and exposed to Cove in 19.
Montana tribes complete large intertribal bison transfer
"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzales the four Pekka cinnabon and Sioux tribes in Montana recently completed a large intertribal transfer of Bison Wyoming Public Radio Savannah Mar reports. The forty buffalo were rounded up into semi trailers. In Wolf Point Montana they're headed to new homes with sixteen different tribes as far away as the United Nation in Wisconsin and Ludik tribe of Old Harbor Alaska. Urban Carlson is president of the intertribal Buffalo Council which facilitated the transfer. He says, the animals were part of a surplus population at Yellowstone National Park and would otherwise have been slaughtered today. Is Real. Gratifying. Just to be able to get some animals out of there, and then out to Chives, the Buffalo spent a year in quarantine on the fort pack reservation to ensure their disease free. Johnny Bear Cub, stiff arm has the Tribes Buffalo Program. She says, this transfer was a long time coming. We have drum group out here and they'll sing the songs they'll sing. Songs to send the Buffalo safely to their new homes, they travel safe and receive blessings. And say goodbye to enforce and we'll send them on their way. For National Native News I'm. Savannah Mark. A new art degree programs being offered to students at the University of Alaska Southeast, which is part of a larger vision that's been in the works for years to establish a north. West Coast Arts Hub Kate. Elizabeth Jenkins has more. The new degree program is a partnership between the University of Alaska, southeast Sealaska Heritage, Institute, and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa. Fe. New Mexico the agreements were signed a few years ago, but it's taken some time to line everything up Cari groove in the our director at Sealaska Heritage Institute says there's a lot of room for growth. We are mealy great. Now that exists in the first place, the program is a two year degree with a focus on north west coast indigenous art. As part of the new program students are required to take an intro course into relevant native languages. Then their hands on our classes to choose from some of the courses have been offered before by the university and some are brand new for instance and claimed Weaver Lily hope is teaching an online class about career development as an artist students enrolled in the program, we'll have the option to transfer credits to the University of New Mexico if they want to pursue a bachelor's degree. Groove and things kind of comprehensive academic offering is long overdue. She says, many people are familiar with the region's form line design, but the associate's program is a way to gain deeper understanding in a way that. Associates degree provides a starting point for that journey with Cova Nineteen. Some of the courses will be offered online in some will still happen in person in accordance with universities pandemic plan, and in the future students will be able to experience some of these classes on a brand new campus. SEALASKA heritage has already started breaking ground on a six thousand square foot facility in downtown Juneau. The campus is slated to be completed sometime next year I'm Elizabeth, Jenkins. Powell's are being held virtually this Labor Day due to the cove in nineteen pandemic the online social distance Powell facebook group has been helping connect vendors, dancers, and singers for the last six months over the weekend. Dancers took part in contests uploading their videos to be judged and win prizes. I'm Antonio Gonzalez.
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"sioux" Discussed on What Would Tracee Sioux Do?
"I don't trust the other Internet company because they are not trustworthy. Look up open your eyes and see who is not trustworthy. I don't trust my doctors. I certainly don't trust the insurance company that is deciding what kind of treatment I can and cannot half. I don't trust our court system to be fair or two way. A human beings writes fairly against a Mega Corporation. I don't trust the food. Company that has enslaved farmers and then claims that they're helping farmers or the medical system that dumped opioid pharmaceuticals on farming communities allowing those mega corporations to control them in a desperate situation. Who benefits from more of US being poor then? A couple decades ago who benefits from a shrinking middle class who benefits from the allusion of economic stability in a ridiculous inflated stock market while we experience every day inflation of thirty percent over a couple of years who benefits from US falling farther and farther behind who benefits from US having a student loan crisis so the three generations of Americans will never be out of debt ever who benefits from entire generations of young people. Starting Life bankrupt not.
"sioux" Discussed on What Would Tracee Sioux Do?
"Countries might just be a silly outdated idea in terms of power and resources. I know that seems like a shocking statement but if you look at the size of the country of the companies that are bigger than countries that have more of a monopoly on resources that cannot be renewed and how few companies are competing for that. They're not United States companies. The companies have food monopolies are not United States companies their Brazilian their South American. Like we're pretending like the Chinese are our biggest threat. The Chinese owns one of one of the three or four companies that own the majority of the food. Germans have a surprising number of companies will the United States companies. That were in that game have been gobbled up in the last year and a half or so and who knows what the backroom deal on that is but I don't think it's Bill Gates because Bill Gates doesn't control the Food Resources Bill Gates has spent years inventing toilets to solve the shit crisis in the world of people having contaminated water and food from their own feces and dying from that illness. A completely fixable problem Bill Gates can solve our energy crisis our fossil fuel crisis with a new invention that trump shut down the second he got elected with a stable effective energy source that does not require limited resources..
"sioux" Discussed on What Would Tracee Sioux Do?
"Now. I know there's a whole bunch of conspiracy stuff on the Internet about Bill Gates specifically. I think that's a red herring. I don't think Bill Gates Is I mean he's rich dude but I don't think he has the political agenda. You think he has and this shit is political. This is way bigger than any national country. Any national tribalism. This is way bigger than that. This is a global corporation. And I don't know that we can really Pinata on Bill Gates. Bill Gates is an easy target. Think we have to look bigger when you hear messages? I want you to ask yourself who gains from this. Who gains from making me angry about this who gains from keeping me at home during an election season who gains from US paper voting with a delegate system that was invented based on people needing to be on horseback in an information age where we literally can stay in our homes who benefits from having emergency medical situations who benefits from toxic food. Who benefits from toxic water who benefits from toxic air who benefits from us being sick who benefits from chronic illness cancers viruses people are saying this virus isn't real that it's a hoax it is real people are actually dying so then the question becomes who benefits from genocide from global genocide who benefits from a global medical emergency who benefits from a wall that keeps us in who benefits from us being angry at our families who benefits from UH during an uttering is any language and all language that makes it appear that you are different from anyone else on this planet that you are somehow more holy or more special or belong more who benefits from making certain populations not belong who benefits from making certain populations powerless. Who Benefits from saying? We're the party of family values and then putting caretakers in economic desperation. Who Benefits from that? I mean right now. What I'm seeing is a whole bunch of bird and putting on certain populations because suddenly there are gosh needy people. Suddenly we have to confront the idea that we have vulnerable populations that need care. And there is absolutely no economic support for their caretakers or for the phone rebel and we have family Christian values. Are you joking? I mean I'm looking at people and it's not you know who who's quitting their job or losing their job because they have elderly parents that they need to care for or because people in their family are sick. And what the fuck are we thinking to pretend that? Vulnerable populations don't exist and to pretend that those who care for them have no economic value or economic safety net and then were calling ourselves somehow spiritual or religious or having family values really who benefits from that who benefits from us not aligning in real life with our actual values and belief systems. Who Benefits from that? It is not the fucking liberal media that benefits from that who benefits from you carrying about only one single issue and deciding that all of your values revolve around that. Who is able to manipulate those messages? And then do whatever they want systematically including genocide who benefits from that who benefits from more poverty from less power in the middle class who benefits from that.
"sioux" Discussed on What Would Tracee Sioux Do?
"How to deal with this crisis how to handle yourself financially to make it through this onto the other side. What I think about certain things more evidence about why I think that and also to provide community of like minded thinkers and healers. I just realized that I have this essential oil Mr going right next to the phone so please excuse that background noise. I have turned it off now so hopefully the sound quality is better. I do not want to completely restart so. Yeah just forgive that all right friends. We are in an unprecedented very unprecedented situation. It's unprecedented but not unexpected. It is unprecedented but it was inevitable. It is unprecedented but it was preventable and foreseeable. It was architect did architect. Is that word planned strategized. I think a lot of us sense that something is off and I am one of those who sense that something is off the other day I was texting with one of my brothers and he said since when have you become a conspiracy nut and I said well sometimes people are conspiring and I think this is a moment when people are conspiring now. It's not out of the blue. It has been leading up to this for quite some time decades. Even there are people who have conspired for their own gain profit power for decades now and two we have been manipulated into participating in the conspiracy to get certain People Power Control. Our systems are supposed to have safeguards in place that have been dismantled systematically purposely intentionally especially over the last three years beer and a half. But it's actually been going on for decades there have been some massive gains in the last year and a half for certain organizations certain companies that. I frankly find disturbing. Let me give you a little bit of history about me. I've been a journalist for over twenty five years studying business and culture and sociology and motivation. I've reported on a lot of different types of subjects. I guess you could say or fields or industries. Some of them have been medical. Some have been agriculture like a weirdly large amount of agriculture reporting. Just circumstantially weirdly large amount of medical reporting circumstantially and by circumstantially. I mean did not seek these out because of a particular interest that I have in those industries I'm not an environmentalist necessarily was not something that I have been Particularly interested in I have been like most people suspicious of the the conversation really because I wanted to believe that there was nothing to see there and I can't believe that anymore. I can't believe that anymore. I think that there have been some changes that have made me of. Wake up to some realities. I did not want to be true and I just happened upon them so in addition to being a journalist I am an avid reader. I read constantly every day of my life. I am reading a book right so long form nonfiction books and I do it for my own pleasure. My Own Edification. My own curiosity. I am Someone who no longer watches the news at all. I think it's poison for the soul. I do not participate in media. I have a very strong filter in which I'm very careful about what I allow into my consciousness. My brain my soul and a Lotta. This is because after nine eleven I really realized how traumatic taking in information over and over and over and over and over can't be and how it will be used for. Click Bait and watch hours and Nielsen ratings in a detrimental way right in a detrimental way against the people so I say that so the chill understand the context from which I am saying what I'm GonNa say right so I am a journalist. I do not have an association with any particular media platform. I do not participate in twenty four hour news at all. I am cynical about The majority of conspiracy theories. I do not I'm not a member of PITA or whatever environmental organization that you can think of. I have not been someone who has eaten organic food for economic reasons. I live a pretty simple life honestly so my day today Right now has been pretty unaffected by this change This pandemic these at home orders have changed my personal life very little. I came to this very simple life in a more organic authentic way. It was thrust upon me necessarily. I've just kind of learned to live this way so you know. My biggest loss is the gym. And even that I can compensate for fairly easily with you know a Youtube Yoga Station and walking outside so I have worked from home for the last eighteen years. This is not my first crisis that has seriously altered. I my life my economics. Nine eleven I lived in Manhattan and I was a travel writer and that just like collapsed. Lick my mind. Life exploded the way. Those towers exploded So I kind of just want to give you that background so the to understand. Maybe you don't know who I am. Maybe you don't know what my agenda is. Honestly don't have one. I'm about to talk about things I don't want to believe that. I've resisted believing that I am very upset by on a spiritual and emotional level. I have a lot of qualms even about saying these things because it really does open me to open me up for criticism that I really don't have in my life nor do I want in my life. I'm saying things that a great many people in my life are not going to appreciate having been said. I also have economic reasons. Four not saying things out loud like company names and corporations just because I'm tied to them economically and I don't want to interfere with that. There's a social cost here. I've also noticed that the Internet is being used to drum up controversy based on what I say in a really inflammatory way that I do not appreciate Yeah so there we go I get my. I'm actually well informed More informed than the average person in it's through long form communication such as books so it's not Informed by twenty four hour news or Click Bait in his informed by actual books In a broad range of topics and through actual reporting so actually talking to people who are in various industries with many different backgrounds in my work and a lot of it is happenstance at work that I sought out specifically. I don't have a certain field that I report in It's just circumstantially. I have information that I wanNA talk to you about because I am disturbed and I think there's cause for being disturbed and also because we are at a choice point. We are at a point in our global consciousness our global history where there is still time to turn back there's still time to Shift our thinking and awaken to some things. We don't really WANNA know They say ignorance is bliss and I can vouch for that There are things. I'm going to talk about that. I don't want to know because I don't want to believe them and if I know them that means I need to do something about them. I have to adjust my life. I have to adjust my belief systems. I have to adjust my allegiances. I have to make choices based on reality. Instead of pretending that life is a philosophical quest and the stakes are low. It's not true the stakes are high. And this isn't a philosophical quest about what we choose to believe this is about how we live globally and how we live as a nation and how we live as just human beings so that said. I am part of the media and I have a certain disdain for the way media is being manipulated. And I know that you are experiencing what I'm experiencing in one way or another. There are things you don't WanNa know. There are things that scare you that you're hoping are not true. Even though something in your gut is telling you something's off When you watch what's happening it is startling. There's a lot of conspiracy theory floating around and I certainly don't have one specific answer for you because I think there's not enough information for us to know. Exactly what is going on but I would like to point out some things. I have observed that. Maybe you can Puzzle on at. I mean maybe you have information that I don't have A. Maybe we should be sharing that information. I I hear people talking about media right and most of this talk about the media is prompted by the media right so the mainstream media The liberal agenda. Whatever like I just want to point out that it's the media that's telling you that Fox News is not alternative. Media Fox. News is the very definition of mainstream media faults. News has always used the media. Been the media telling you not to trust them media because Fox News wants to control the story so anyone. Who's trying to control? The story is suspect anyone who is trying to shape your thinking or belief system in such a dramatic and extreme and inflammatory way should be suspect. You should be suspicious about their motives now. One of the primary causes for media to be inflammatory is clicks and watch hours. Right ratings ratings clicks. Watch out watch hours. The media is run by advertising. It is run by marketing. The media in theory is supposed to be objective source of information to inform the people Constitutionally I am going to speak from an American perspective because I am an American and I know from the demographic statistical information that I received that most of my listeners are American so what we know is that in the constitution. We were given freedom of the press because the information being passed around in the olden days in Europe which is where most of us immigrated from was being controlled by the powers that be and to share information among each other was punishable by hanging and having our heads cut off right. So if you were sharing information about the king or the queen that the king or the Queen didn't like you could get your head cut off right so we when we became a country instituted the freedom of the press and free speech to avoid getting our heads cut off to avoid hanging to avoid having our property taken to avoid accusations of treason. Now that's great. That's all well and good. That is an individual right It is a collective right but that does not mean that this power is not being used to manipulate so I wanNA point out that the media is run by private entities. Who have a profit motive? Now we have a capitalistic system. And maybe you've thought of this before but profit is a suspect motive in and of itself. Right RAF. It is the motive for everything. You're having right now. Everything you're experiencing in your life. Prophet is the motive every.
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"Call to a self instead of trying to grab a relationship the people in your life are GonNa Change. There will be loss and it's okay degrees that it will naturally happen. You don't have to force anything to happen if you try to force anything to happen. You're just GONNA fuck it up because you don't have any power to do that right. We love to think that we can choose anything we want and our thoughts can just create whatever we want but the thing is even if you can create eight it. You're not even examining what you really really truly at the core fundamentally want in your also dismissing the information that the universe has for you right so we can insist that we want that particular person. This is this is the complexity and the simplicity of free will. Yes you're allowed to insist on that. Yes you're allowed to insist that you never think fear thoughts. Yes you're allowed to create your life and insist on those but you don't have all the information you do not have all the information. God The universe spirit. That has the information they will be done has a simplistic beauty to it. Right because it removes responsibility for you to figure out every detail of your life era it removes all the artificial barriers and it's about surrender. It's about the idea that you can't control anything. You can't control all of your feelings. You can't control all of your thoughts. You cannot control the circumstances of your life you fucking certainly cannot control other people and much of what we try to manifest is an attempt to control other people even if we cannot see it is an attempt to control other people and we do that for all kinds of reasons the largest one being other people do affect our lives and and that we want to be able to control our lives. And if we've learned nothing through this we definitely should be learning that we cannot control all of the circumstances of our lives. We have the things that we can. Control are very small like our ability to control. The Universe is limited our ability to control the circumstances of our lives are limited. Our ability to control nature is limited. And there's a freedom in that and it's hard to get to like the feeling of freedom is Kinda hard to get to you and you just kind of have to push through and I don't mean push through I mean I don't push through in the capitalistic sense where we ignore our feelings and we do things we don't WanNa do. We make ourselves do stuff. I don't mean that kind of push through iming you sit with the feeling that sucks you sit with the circumstances you do not love you surrender. Even when you can't figure out how to surrender you accept the fact that you feel hopeless feel Malays or you don't have passion you accept the fact that you're exhausted you accept the fact that your control is limited. Accept the fact that you feel shitty things you accept the fact that you're scared accept the fact that you can't push through we need complete recalibration we have prayed for that regardless of whatever your politics are you have in some way or another prayed for that. There are some traps that we fall into when we're making progress and that's okay. Our lives will look different than we do. Get to make some choices about what that looks like. And we do that by noticing our discontent and shifting accordingly. What I came to at the end of twenty nineteen after spending a year. Really facing that really facing trues and really facing my own personal habits of denial to myself and really facing traps that had fallen into in terms of what I defined as success in how I wanted to live my life. Who I wanted to do that with I came to the point where I surrender to the idea that my only job is to grow my own personal light and to expand my capacity for joy. I came to the realization that my brilliance for the sole purpose of might owned. Joy is the only thing that I have to do because I will be done. Says Okay Universe. I get it. I am powerless in the face. Of Your Knowledge. Right of the information you have. I am too dumb to try to manifest to be trying trying to manifest anything in terms of numbers. Or what's going to work for me or what's can get me to the happiest place or who. I want to be in relationship in terms of the list that I've made desirable characteristics. That could pretend this. Has It has produced people in my life. The list of desirable characteristics has produced people in my life that meet the list characteristics but do not match. I guess would be the word match when you run a life based on values and I'm not talking about rules. I am not about rules right. So what religion calls value is not a value? It is a role there is a difference. Your values are something core to you. Why it matters to you and your feelings can tell you a lot about what that is right. So if you're having a really really really scary feeling so I through two thousand. Nineteen business crashed my relationships Dissolved and.
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"Good morning friends. I forgive you forget me. Everyone is forgiven. That's a nice meditation. I just did that meditation. This morning I have a little allergies. Have some allergies? Took some allergy medicine having my coffee and my morning meditation. And then my yoga pants requiring myself to to Yoga with Adrian on Youtube this morning as an exercise routine it looks pretty nasty outside in Colorado and things are wild. Things are wild. I hope that you are well. Oh and by the way. This is tracey sue and you are listening to what. Tracy Soo do where we ask better questions about things that matter going to talk a little bit about manifestation law of attraction and Corona virus so love attraction is interesting because often comes off as blame. You did this because you thought wrong. Thoughts. If you were thinking the right thoughts then none of this would have happened. And that's actually it's kind of an asshole message frankly because it denies really basic human fundamentally important things about how we process how a process grief. Howie process loss how we process things not going the way we had planned how we process disappointment. So you manifested. This is really just saying skip grieve. Look on the bright side. What can you do? That's positive today. No when you skip over the hard stuff you don't progress in your cultivation of self in your capacity for joy and you definitely do not examine what you want so if you are insisting that no one is allowed to be negative quote unquote negative. Whatever their interpretation is or your interpretation is negative which generally means fear. Fear can exist alongside love. Of course it can. That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Fear is not the opposite of love. It's just part of being human. That's all it is that is it. That's all it is and your fear is actually really helpful to tell you something. You should not shove aside fear and insist that you're not going to be afraid because you don't want to manifest something negative or something that you don't like to not shove it aside and be delusional about your fear that's that doesn't eliminate your fear it just shut your fear temporarily the effects of fear we'll still exist in your life. So what do you do with fear? You just accept fear. I'm afraid when you accept the things that you're feeling and the irrational sometimes irrational sometimes legitimate All of its legitimate. Let me take that back. All of it is legitimate. Any feeling that you have right now is a legitimate. Feeling is a credible feeling. Is there to tell you something? It is there if you're afraid of money. It is there to tell you about how unstable life is in general unstable the way we're doing our economy unstable the way we're making our living unstable the way we're handling money so that's a really important thing feelings are information that's what they are. They're information they can be information about past wound that you haven't grief through. They can information about a current situation. And how you need to change how. You're making choices. They can point to insecurities and then you can trace that insecurity back to the source. If you will wear that insecurity developed they can point to all kinds of really great information. You do not have to shame yourself for having fear. You did not make something bad happen like if you have lost your job. You did not make that happened because you had the wrong thoughts. That is not how this works. That's not how life works. It's not how long attraction works. It's not how manifestation works there are compulsively negative perceptions. But if you look at those. It's called the shadow and how we deal with our shadows way looked straight at it and we say okay. That's it I'm drinking too much. I need to stop. Truth is the way out right so anything that is not the truth is what manifest things that you don't want necessarily right so if you're refusing to be quote unquote negative enforcing your feelings to shut up and go away than what you're doing is denying the truth for you. You're denying the truth of your experience. Denying the truth. That's there the fear. Is there a point to the truth? What am I afraid of? When I was doing my dream board for this year I did not do one in twenty nineteen. It was the first. It was the first time in well since two thousand seven that I have not done a dream board and I just had this fury real sense that twenty. Nineteen was a recalibration preparation year. It was a time to step back. Really analyze what. I wanted really face the truth of my life right. I committed to Torch accidentally committed to stop lying to myself about other people to stop lying to others about other people and their intentions in their effect on my life. I can't do this because I recognized a pattern in my romantic relationships in which I still accepting someone's potential and seeing their soul instead of their earthly self right their personality. How they're behaving in their life with they're doing what choices they're making and those things will affect my life and those choices do affect whether I can have a Healthy long-term awesome fulfilling relationship rates. So it had an effect everywhere. In my life it was very disruptive and it was very difficult to go through and there was a ton of loss a ton of laws and a ton of of choosing new boundaries. People don't like boundaries. They don't like change to say I'm not doing it. This way anymore is very disruptive idea recommended I recommend it because I think going forward I will have different kinds of relationships and I also recommend it because you know what I found out. I'm not afraid to be alone actually very much enjoy being alone. I'm not afraid of being alone and if I just look at what I'm feeling and what I'm doing things are pretty good for me. I've done a lot of self cultivation since nine eleven honestly nine eleven was a big turning point for me and I keep talking about nine eleven because it was an event that was unplanned that had extremely disruptive disastrous personal effects on my life There was the trauma of witnessing. There was the just culmination of really shitty circumstances that I did not manifest because I was thinking the wrong thoughts and I did not go down a path of depression and self discovery because I had a negative attitude what I had was completely human response to circumstances out of my control and I did not respond wrong but it was a q- It was cute. That said you know what the way you are operating in the world and at the time I was operating in the world with a very Well with a life plan right and my life plan was You know you do this. You GET MARRIED. You have kids you stay married mom quits her job and tries to work from home as a writer and The Internet exists by now so everybody should be on board with that. And I'm denying the fact that we actually still have discrimination and bias against women and mothers and Very Difficult God. I would say five years after nine. Eleven of a true death of self a true grief period and I came out of that.
"sioux" Discussed on What Would Tracee Sioux Do?
"Only social activity that I often have is the gem and now they've closed the Jim how which sucks. Because I really was getting to a place where you know. I was feeling really physically better than I felt in a law years. Just I my muscle tone is coming back and I was able to actually participate in all of the activities in my kick boxing class. Yoga like I just. Oh it's so disappointing. But guess what Youtube. Oh my gosh. Youtube Yoga with Adrian. Everybody tune in to this beautiful lovely woman Yoga with Adrian. She has some really lovely yoga. You can do it in your living room. It's just as good as a regular instructor the benefit for me of doing it at the gym. Instead of with Yoga with Adrian is that I often will blow it off if it is not at a specific time at a specific day. That's another big tip that I'll give you a someone who has worked from home for eighteen years routine maters routine matters. It matters that you get up at the same time every day. It matters that you go to bed at the same time every day. It matters that you eat at the same time every day. It matters that you exercise at the same time every day. It matters that you keep a rhythm. Healthy bodies healthy brains thrive on rhythm novelty. It's not really great for the brain. The brain just loves repetition. It loves habit. That's why it's so hard to break. An addiction is because we thrive in environments with habits. We thrive on repetition. The less choices you have to make the better right. One thing that I've learned about getting quiet with yourself making your life runs smoothly with as little upset as possible. It's all about reducing the number of choices that you make by creating almost everything into a habit pattern reducing the number of choices that you have to make is all about increasing habits and not changing the pattern right so you just do everything at the same time every day. And you're GONNA be fine. I get up at seven. Am I go to bed at ten o'clock? Us apples reminder alarm technology to sort of track that and monitor that you watch the same shows right like youtube now. They put shows once a week. A lot of these places and it's actually pretty healthy to tune in when that's happening because it gives you something your body something ground on right to watch a YOUTUBE VIDEO. You can watch it anytime. Yes but also if you watch it at the time of release. There's something about that. Ground Zero so keeping routine is really key to being home and not going mad Especially in terms of exercise. Sleeping Waking eating going to pad meditating all of those like the more rhythm you can put in your life the better you will fare daring a quarantine Getting dressed every day when I go out in public look really cute and I tell people I'm not dressing up for other people. I'm dressing up for myself and I mean that and when I say I mean I mean if I don't go anywhere and remember I can spend five days by myself without seeing another human being most of the time I am not spending those five days with like ratty hair schlumpy Dinka style in the whole first of all. Don't even have clothes that have holes in them. Get rid of those and fires off some decent clothes. You don't have to have a ton of clothes but the closets you do have. They should be comfortable. They should be attractive. They should make you feel good. I dress according to how I wanNA feel now as a reflection of my feelings because I promise you I guarantee you I swear to you that if you put on a bright orange beautiful shirt you will feel happier more optimistic more excited more likely to laugh more whimsical than if you put on a black shirt. I guarantee it. Try Me test it chat. Take the challenge so I dressed in my home. If I'm never going to go anywhere I dress up as if I want to be the brightest most glowing thing in the room because it changes the way that I feel. I promise you if you are putting on the prettiest clothes every day though most colorful every day in quarantine you will feel happier than the person who is putting on black sweatpants and black sweatshop. I promise you it's true so caller in my home on my body in my lipstick in my Nail Polish. It has a very significant impact. A very significant impact on my emotional and mental health and wellbeing very significant. I do not put on Schlumpy. Dinka garbage to go to the gym. I put on a cute top to go to the gym. It matters mice. Sneakers are the brightest orange you ever saw and it's not so that other people can judge me as attractive is because I have to look at myself in the mirror. Try Me if you want to improve your sanity during quarantine. Put your prettiest clothes on. I mean all summer long. I wear pretty sundresses. It takes so much time for me to throw a sundress over my head. Then it does to wear crappy sweatpants and yet people think I am spending time and energy on it. I am spending time in energy being selective with what I buy so that when I wear it it feels really comfortable and it also looks really fun and cute and pretty and colorful. You can be very comfortable and still be very attractive and fashionable right now. I have discovered how to basically where pajamas twenty four hours of day. That make me look really dressed up right so like I got. I JUST. I have a lot of different textures of pants that are. They're not like sweatpants or exercise pants. But they're like velvet velour Kinda pants and I've got these pants that are like these flow. Eat dresses there in bright colors or read or what they're very bright colored and they're very pretty they're very attractive and I would wear them in public and they're also fit like one pair. Actually is a pair of Pajama Pants. Straight UP I get compliments on those pants every time I go out and it's not because I'm too lazy to put on Pajamas. It's because my pajamas. Make me feel good. I bought pajamas that I like enough to wear out in public. Imagine that so. Do not think that your clothes are not colorful. Because they're more comfortable. They're not I promise you at guarantee it if you're gonNA put on any kind of lip moisture stuff. It takes less time for me to put on the lipstick. I use that stays on all day long than it does for you. To put your chapstick on twelve times a day which actually has a chemical that makes her lips peel off. That's why they feel smooth. It's because the chemical is drying out the surface of your lips and peeling it off all day long. It's not because you're actually getting moisture but I put on a cover for all color. Stay eight under eight bucks in the morning and is sometimes we'll have it on the next morning people think. I put lipstick on to go to the gym and sometimes I do but often. It's just the lipstick from yesterday. It's just a stain if you your lips with your toothbrush or some kind of hand expoliation then. Your lipstick will stay on all day. If it's a stain light covergirl colorstay anyway. My point is how you look will affect how you feel in his quarantine. I guarantee it if you do nothing else for yourself. Put on some lipstick. Brush out your hair. Put a pretty hair thing on. I wear a lot of jewelry for energetic reasons. So I have certain crystals I have certain a ring some eerie. I'm conscious of what I'm wearing every day. Even if I never leave. The House am conscious of what I'm wearing. I want the energy of this ring because it makes me feel wealthy. I want to wear these earrings because they were my grandmother's I am wearing this shirt today. A very cute bright pink shirt today that my grandmother owned and I got it after she died in. Whatever chain of inheritance that happened it ended up in my closet and today I do. I want to wear like a bright pink and I'm wearing a very pretty awkward teal colored pants that wear like a skirt right so I look very cute. I've got jewelry on. It took less than five minutes to make it happen all day long. I feel good so coloring being careful about what you arch on TV Wearing what feels good making sure you do things at the same time every day and just get into a rhythm. Go outside this I have to remind myself to do like. This is actually one of the harder ones for me to remember to do to keep myself on track doing is going outside because it's Colorado so there are months and we're just moving out of those months where I don't want to be outside. It's cold it's grows. I hate it. I don't like being cold. I don't WanNa be out there like I am not a skier. This does not feel like go outside whether to me but it's march and I can put on a coat and I can go out into the sunshine like just being outside. There is a science that says that's GonNa feel better to you. It just is get outside so I am committing to getting outside every single day whether that's to sit on my porch in the sunshine or actually now it's going to have to be walking because the closed the gym so I'm GonNa have to make sure that I'm getting a good hour of walking outside or watching Yoga with Adrian on Youtube. That will keep me in my aerobic and my mindful exercise. Y'All if you've never done yoga that shit is hard. If you WANNA talk about strength training I get more strength training from Yoga than I do. My regular kickboxing practice and go to a hardcore kick boxing class. It's no joke. I take a lot of modifications because it's really hard but I I was harder. It was harder than kickboxing. Because you're you're you're doing things that require your brain so Yoga's beautiful for your brain as well because if you WANNA get your brain to a place non thought which is very restful very restful for your brain to get to a place of non non thought which is one of the benefits of meditation is to get your brain to a place of non Is Rest will. Yoga will get you there because if your mind wanders then you will fall down. So Yoga is a great practice in terms of movement. Meditation and I very much believe in movement meditation. Al- exercise is meditation. It's movement meditation. Especially exercise like or walking or by creating or kick boxing or yoga or all the other exercises. I don't know as much about like weight lifting as meditation but I'm sure that it is. It moves things around in your brain. It gives your brain all kinds of positive chemicals right so just like watching the news. It's really bad for your brain because of the chemicals exercises really good for your brain because of different chemicals and it does get your brain to a place of rest because your body is so physically strained. You have to focus on that. Which means that. You can't keep thinking about that fight you had last week with your friend or that that thing that your boss said to. You can't keep thinking about that in the same way and if you are thinking about that while you exercise it helps your body release. That right in helps your body release. That so movement is huge. And now I WANNA talk to you about the weirdest one like the weirdest weirdest thing I have discovered in a long time is a s. m. r. m. are now this is a youtube phenomenon. It's new. I'm not even sure they knew this was a thing that happens with brains before Youtube. But some how people started putting videos of really solo non non interesting totally ward Inari activity and it started to catch on and so now it's like a whole thing a. s. m. r. I didn't look that up specifically for you to know what that means. Basically your brain has a response to witnessing. Certain sounds activities visuals And the brain response is called. As Mr Rate and get tingles you know that really really good feeling like maybe you could experience it right now. If you just take the inside of your arm and just very slowly tickle just slowly all on your arm on the inside. Tickle tickle tickle tickle tickle you might have gotten a tingle or just like other calming sensation I just got a very calming sensation. It's just such a delicate little feeling. You know like but it's it's a really good one. It's a really good feeling so I I have discovered that my brain is very responsive to and it's the first time I think that I've really understood that it's possible to think nothing to have no thought to reach state of non thought and I I. I have meditated for eighteen years all right like I have meditated. It is part of my practice. I continue to do it stubbornly And I have seen benefits of course over time but I have never been able to reach a consistent non thought state but I can't do that with Asmar. My favorites are whispering touch. I like to watch other. People get touched. Isn't that fun? I think it has something very much to do with like a maternal need that we have as humans regardless of how well we were parented or mother we all have this need to be nurtured and Sometimes we don't have that I remember. Gosh I remember after might to force I had not had touch like or really trusting positive touch for so long that I would go to yoga and at the very end. This teacher would touch me just on the forehead with a an essential oil like the lightest touch like the just almost nothing and it would make me weep because there are things that we need fundamentally and maybe they aren't present in our life but I now through some are that you can get them even if you are alone in your house so watching. Someone get a massage hair brushing they do..
"sioux" Discussed on What Would Tracee Sioux Do?
"Very much enjoy Journaling I journal like crazy. I fill books and books books and books and books of journals over my life and I had this friend. She took journaling and like she took out class and she had all these like organized things that she was doing. That is not what I do when I journal. I use it as a mind perch okay. So let's say you're feeling feeling and you don't want to feel that feeling anymore but you don't know what to do with it right if you just tell yourself to shut up be quiet stopping so negative that feeling will persist in you. It will remain with you that feeling that fear that anger that anxiety that grief that trauma it needs to leave your body it needs to leave your body and I think this is where people get all kinds of screwed up in their mental and emotional. Health is because you're giving those feelings first of all you can't deny the feeling you have to accept the feeling this is true. I feel this way and you have to accept that and make it not a right or wrong thing like I feel this way and I'm an asshole not helpful. I feel this way. And that is human. People feel feelings of anger irrationally. What what people feel feelings of anger irrationally? People feel feelings of hurt when they don't have a good reason. Are you kidding that it's news? It's not news. You are sometimes irrational about your feelings. Go figure so instead of shaming that you have to come to a place of acceptance about that and you have to get it out of your body. Maybe you can't see it clearly right. Maybe you're thinking I'm feeling this way about this but really it's something else so if I have these these journal books that are you know. One hundred They change constantly. I buy them every time I feel I. Every time I fill one up I fill up another one to get the feelings that I have out. I put them on the page. I just right. There's no editor. They're not for publication. They're just your own private thoughts like when I was a kid. Mormons are really into journaling and that was more about like a diary of your activities right. Okay like a calendar. Here's what we did today. Here's you know that kind of thing. No this is an emotional purge. This is not a categorical. Historical account of your life and this is not A. I'M GONNA write a book about this subject. This is the act of purging your emotions. Your thoughts things that are in you. That are kind of tripping you up or you need something to do with them. Put them on paper. Put them on paper. I don't care what it says. It does not matter if it's rational often when I am writing things right when I'm just journaling as fast as I can and writing things it might be because I understand something new about myself. Understand something new about my motivations. This is basically you writing about your inner life you writing about your inner life and your inner life is neither good nor evil. It's lovely but we tend to put our feelings into these categories of. You're wrong for thinking that are your bitch for thinking that are you're an asshole if you understood it that way our emotions. Our thoughts our stories change. If we're healthy human beings they change if we're working through them. They change over the course of time they change but that it was true for fat moment. It's not a verdict on your worth as a human being but it does need somewhere to go. It does need somewhere to go that anger. That hurt that. Whatever needs somewhere to go that excitement that joy that needs to go somewhere to something someone says to You. It triggers something like an emotional response in you. You can write that down in a journal. I am not a reader. I never reread anything I ever journal. I put them on a shelf in my closet. That's that I opened another book. I start another one. There's no I do date them out of habit. I guess I date them out of habit. Do not put them in context. I will start reading in the middle of a thought and just continued to write until I don't have anything left to right. I will do this. I don't make this like a daily practice. I do it often enough that I don't need that kind of discipline. Perhaps if you are wanting to do this as a spiritual practice in a more formalized way you might call them morning pages some people call them morning pages and then they get up every morning and they journal for you know ten or fifteen minutes and that stat. Sure that that has plenty of value in the way that I do it though. It's not structured or formalized. I always have one of these journals available to me and if I feel like something needs to leave my body either to be remembered or to purge. I can write that down. Sometimes I will use Tarot cards. Or what do they call them? Ones that they're not putting the Tero format just cards like I'm not talking about playing back. Cards have images on them. There's so many different kinds. I will use those as writing prompts on occasion right if I am wrestling with something and I don't know what to do about it. I might go to a deck of these goddess. Tarot cards and I also have the art of love. Tarot cards and I will pull a card that will then serve as a writing crops. How does this? How does this relate to me? How does this relate what I'm feeling right now? How does it relate to what I'm going through right now? They have a little tiny description. And then I'll free right on it. I'll free right and sometimes it's the description that will get me. I'll read the description and I'll be like. Oh that's the thing that's the belief that I'm operating with or that's the key word that's triggering me so I don't use the cards to tell my future. Tarot cards don't tell futures and they're fortunetellers with they can tell you is what's currently in your consciousness. What you're going through what you're feeling what you're afraid of. What you it like. There's already something in you and then you pull the car and you're like oh here's what this means to me right now so. I will write that I might pull one. I might pull five and you know do a quick writing there. I use art a lot looking at my house. I use art a lot. I believe in art as a medium in spiritual practice and a medium and intention setting and a medium in emotional and mental health. I've believe in art I color. My house is fully stocked with coloring books. Coloring pens and Gel pens and felt tip pens and sharpies or one of my favorite coloring tools. The coloring is interesting because it puts your brain into a place where it is sort of free wondering right. You're not having specific thoughts but you can sort of feel them come in and go. There's something about coloring that does make it a fantastic thing to do while watching the TV. I call her when I'm watching. Tv A lot especially in the winter. Winter seems like more of a coloring time of year. Certainly while in quarantine coloring can be amazing and it tells you a lot about how you feel in terms of color choice. I believe in colour as I believe in color as a way to increase your emotional vibration right so bright colors do make you feel more cheerful there science behind that certain colors can be more grounding like you can look up a color and it will have an emotional response to it and I do pay attention to that when I'm choosing my clothes when I'M CHOOSING PAINT FOR MY HOUSE. Ooh In Quarantine. You could paint last year. Oh my gosh. Last year over the winter I was going through some stuff and I didn't have any work. I was feeling a lot of anxiety. I was not well physically and I painted. I highly recommend painting redecorating. Changing things up in your home now at your they're in quarantine people. I quit living like this a long time ago so I sometimes forget that most of the world is still racing from thing to thing to thing as fast as they can with no time to stop and breathe without really considering the objects in their life without really considering the things that fill their time. I St- I reached a point You know after nine eleven was a big point where I reached where I had to seriously reevaluate how I was living in how I was gonNA live. It was a There was a world changing event for sure but for me personally having witnessed it brought a baby into the world. Enlisted Chop as a result like it was Yeah I changed the way I was living in changed the way I t. I intended to live at that point. And over the years as I burnt myself out as an entrepreneur. MOM Go go go go go go go go go so many responsibilities when I when I got sick and burned myself Out from that I I again had to reevaluate how I'm GonNa live right and what I've discovered is that you can make your life much simpler and I think we're at the point now as a globe that we're going to have to make things much simpler but they they just will become much simpler so if you find yourself at home with a lot of time on your hands I definitely would get some paint out and paint your house. I have found Organizing and Clearing And Painting and REDECORATING TO BE GORGEOUS ACTIVITIES. Like beautiful activities to work through fear to work through anger to reevaluate. What your Which plans are. What's your intentions are? How do you want your life to look? I think we're all being presented with this opportunity and I am more familiar with these processes than most people because I have been forced into them prior maybe a little bit ahead of the majority of people on the planet I've been forced into making these changes Sooner and so maybe I have something to offer in terms of helping you understand how to live alone and how reevaluate what your plans are and how to tell what your real values are and how to look at your circumstances and be okay with your emotional response You know what I carried. Shame around for a lot of my life and I don't I don't do it like that anymore You know shame for whatever you're feeling shame about shit. People feel shame for watching too much television. That is another thing that I am going to tell you right now. Watch T. V. Goodness. I think television as a meditation. I watch a lot of television while watching television. I am doing things right. I am processing information while I'm watching television like I am processing feelings while I'm watching television as I said I could sit still and try to think nothing and that could drive a person over the EDGE INTO INSANITY. I have found much better ways to rest my brain then meditation. Meditation is often not rest for the brain. And so don't feel shame that your sitting down to meditate and you're not getting any piece out of it because that is actually pretty common. That is probably I actually. I'm going to the state as a category. In fact that is more common than someone sitting down and actually experiencing twenty minutes of non thought. Okay so really it just becomes about what you're GonNa do with your brain so I watch a lot of television but I'm also very tapped into what I'm receiving from that K- when I watching television I'm conscious about what kind of emotional response or adrenal response or mental activity. Is this TV doing to me. So I'm not watching things that like. There are things I cannot watch. I cannot watch things about our food system and not be really upset. I can't watch it because it's it's. We are so disconnected from it. That once you have the information it becomes infuriatingly frustrating that we're doing it the way we're doing it. I cannot watch fucking news on my God. I've watched more news in the past week than I have in the past. Well since nine eleven like a when they started showing those towers fall over and over and over and over and over and over and over I realized that it was going to do the amount of trauma..
"sioux" Discussed on What Would Tracee Sioux Do?
"To be alone. When you meet me I appear as someone who's very extroverted and outgoing cheerful and I smile at people and I look people in the eye and I am not shy. I am outgoing and straightforward and warm and inviting and. That is all true. I also right now on. The podcasts can be authoritive and directional assertive. That is all true as well and I am an introvert. I'm a pretty significant introvert. Also I'm the kind of introvert. That has the talker in to going to a social events and sometimes for months on end. That's just not in the cards. It's not healthy. I'm eating me going into public is not helping not me. Interpreting is unhealthy. I have figured out a way to introvert and very healthy ways so yeah I can go without a social event for a long period of time. A long period of time and part of that is started. I I mean I've always been able to be alone. I've always been able to enjoy a long time. She comes along time to use a long time very well And as someone if you Picks up other people's feelings so let's call it an impact breath right when I go out into the world. I've pick up energy. I picked up how other people are feeling. Even if they don't say things out loud I can pick up. If I'm in a close relationship with a person is big struggle for me to not feel their feelings. Suit me a long time to understand that their feelings are not my feelings. And it still takes me a long time to create appropriate energetic boundaries spiritual juries around that and it can get very confusing. If you're this type of person he has suddenly you be thinking things that are not like yours. Your own thoughts. You'll be feeling things creating things I therefore when I'm in vulnerable periods tend to isolate and I don't mean I easily like well whatever you think. That means what I mean by isolates is Take more time alone. I need a lot of time to process information. Quiet time Still time to process information gush. Yesterday I had to fill out some forms. To keep my Medicaid updated and I- I hit a paralysis because I was unsure how to fill out a few of the injuries. And I just like I. I need time to be able to process what's happening right. Like everybody has ways of processing some healthy. Some not healthy mine tend to be about being alone. I need a lot of alone time. In order to make myself a person who can function in the world now. I understand that this is not true for everyone and I understand that. A lot of people are very concerned. About what the hell are they gonna do at home by themselves all day every day until France? I am an expert at what to do. When you're alone I am so good at this. It is such cherished time for me honestly like I actually get to spend a lot of time alone. I'm divorced so every other weekend. That hits coach my her to their Dad's house and so I do get these periods of five days at a stretch of five days. We're I am alone twice a month and then there are some other things that I am alone as well so I can actually be alone for five straight days and not like physically interact with someone and I feel fine about that. I don't I don't have I don't have any anxiety or depression or despair about that. I just I'm very good at being alone usually people which are your thoughts. That's why people don't WanNa be alone because then you're alone with yourself so really really really wanted to in order to love. Being alone is to cultivate a self. You want to hang out with. Do you want to hang out with your south? Are you cultivating or have you cultivated or better yet? Would you like to cultivate a self that you want to hang out with? I think that's the key to.
"sioux" Discussed on What Would Tracee Sioux Do?
"But Democrats have been not much better actually not much better at all in terms of assisting women get ahead in terms of worldwide assistance to women getting ahead in terms of women in our country getting ahead and this is primarily because we hinder women's ability to operate in the world by placing all of the burden of the family on her it all kinds of ways and I honestly I have. I don't Think Bernie. It doesn't affect him. Why should he care? Why should he like? That's the problem. It's apathy at the core of patriarchy. There is an apathy for women. Here's the values we hold as capitalists. Here's the values that we hold as Republicans or Democrats. Here's the value. We hold financially the we in all of those examples are patriarchal values. And while I definitely I mean honestly I would prefer to show up to court for and have a Man. The judge for my You know rape trial or child support a woman because women can't be far more critical of other women but that's because of Patriarchy because you have that fear welling up inside of you and if you speak out you trigger the fear of other women. They have much at stake to keeping things cool. Chill out. 'cause I gotta go live with this dude like if you make if you make noise and make problems. That's going to negatively impact. My life is the situation for most women on the planet still today for a woman near them to make noise. Well that's going to cause a whole bunch of problems because now the person they're sleeping with whether that's their husband or their friend or whoever is going to be irritated and now it's triggered the fear in you right. Women have a trigger of fear whether it's them speaking out or other women making noise and speaking out it makes us very uncomfortable because we have to establish some sort of baseline for peace in a patriarchal system. It doesn't matter who you are or what your ideals are we live in a patriarchal system? It doesn't matter if you were born in a family of only girls you live in a Patriarchal System. So my friends. If you believe in fairness and meritocracy and democracy and equality and equity the choice has to be for Elizabeth Warren if you want equality because we cannot be gender pined right now it is not an authentic experience in the world today to be gender-blind that it's not an authentic experience. Putting a white guy at the head again is Patriarchy plain and simple and patriarchy is the core problem central to all of the Shit Mess. We are in imbalance yet. Don't have to wait for all the good men to be gone to elect a woman and have that be valuable simply for the value of having someone that's different someone who has a different background knowledge. Someone who walks around the world who has had the experience of getting sexually harassed who has had the experience of being attacked energetically for her sexuality or her body or her hair. That is not something that a Bernie Sanders or a Joe Biden can have experiencing. They can't so while they may hear it on. The periphery is not central to their lives. Whether whether a woman can see professional ambitions because she is burdened by all the burdens of a family and therefore falls behind her male peers. This it's not an experienced. The Joe Biden or any of the any of the other candidates have experienced but it's central to wipe patriarchy exists and to how Patriarchy is upheld and enforced. These issues are not women's issues. They are issues of International. Peace their issues of economics their issues of environmental responsibility. We are operating from one point of view all over the world and that point of view is male and a person who leads will operate from their own point of view and from that point of view. Look around the world and see what having one point of view has created. This is not about demonization of white men or demonization of particular white man. It is an issue of the world operating from one particular specific point of view that has been created enforced upheld through violence subjugation. Mindless ambition fucked up priorities. From one point of view and that point of view is male. They did not come by through meritocracy. Had meritocracy been even a little bit involved in any of our global situations. We would not be here facing this now. We would not if it were. If it were of matriarchies we'd be in some of their kind of fucked up disaster created by one point of view and that would be a different fucked up disaster. But it wouldn't be this one. There is a massive imbalance and the imbalance will not be corrected by voting for another guy pretending that we are gender-blind simply puts us going for default. That's what it does. And the default is male pretending that we can operate from the fallacy of objectivity regardless of gender. Is it's a delusion that's what it is it's a delusion plain and simple you're not special you'd don't have bring powers more than anyone else. You can be a fucking genius and you still are not above your genetic memory. You can feed the kindest man on the planet and your point of view will still be that of patriarchy and won't mean that you can't do good in the world. In fact patriarchate cannot end unless men get on board and say this is not balanced. It's fucked up. We gotTA shift to this. The second men get on board and look around and go. This is fucked up. We got to end this. We got a really make an effort. We gotta change. Like here's what's fascinating the same guy who won't step back and take half the child care responsibilities so that his wife can move forward in her. Profession is the same guy who will blather on about You know how crappy the business world is concerning gender right like they're the same dudes who were married to are also making really fucked up policy that make it legal to rape someone. That guy loves his daughter. I don't know what his fucking definition of love is but that's the problem we don't have one definition of love in this world. There's a masculine definition and there is a feminine definition and a woman's life depends on whether she can be empathetic. Empathic an empathetic enough to understand. What her With the men around her are feeling and act accordingly to try to control their emotions. And it dude I mean why should he care what she gonNa do? What does an angry wife do? She should have controlled me better and I know this. There is a definite connection between the defensive aggression that quote Unquote Goodman are feeling exhibiting now and the pornography Seo Keyword being mom so a man who's good right now like a good man a man who is good for women good for the planet good for culture good for society a good man however we're defining that right now feels ashamed and probably wants to defend his own individual self from that shame which is causing a whole bunch of weird fucked up behaviors one of those being being that mom is the number one search term on porn hub which is the largest pornography site in the world. Mom have we discovered that all men secretly WANNA fuck their mothers. I don't think so. Have we discovered that all moms want to fuck their kids? I definitely no. That's not true. I think what we're uncovering. Is that men. No they're out of control they know they're out of control and they want someone to stop them and they're looking for one authority the only authority that a man ever has its entire life that it's female his mom. It's insane but literally wants a man reaches adulthood. He then becomes the authority of his mother in nearly every culture certainly every religion on this planet today. Men are looking for someone to help them. Moraine it. And so if you're a good man out there and you're feeling shame I applaud you for having the goddamn common decency and good sense to be ashamed at the way should going right now. Thank you thank you for having the emotional intelligence to be ashamed of yourself and all the people around you for what is happening today to the planet to women to the economy. Shame is an appropriate fucking response. What's not an appropriate response is psychopathic apathy a narcissism that says well that's their problem but the majority of men good are bad are just playing apathetic. They can't see the problem. It doesn't affect them. The women around them are not getting real loud about it because there are penalties to pay for that Shit. They haven't even thought to be curious about it. Because why would they Amazon rainforest on fire because of a patriarchal economic system that's making produce? Production farming burned down the rainforest. Yeah trace it back patriarchy like all of the stuff that we're talking about that we're terrified about that. We're looking at trace it back. Patriarchy is the core problem. Go all the way through the systems you get to one spot. And that's spot is an imbalance in gender. The way she is run the way we try to fix things with the same point of view that we created the problem with the only correction for that is balance. I promise you if we elect a woman just because she's a woman we are not going to end up in matriarchies for fuck state one woman that we elect just because she's a woman quote unquote just because even though every man before her has been elected. Just because he's a man that is not gonNa tell us to were patriarchy. It's to make the minor little ripple toward balance there's folk and long way to go before we get to balance to anything that's Hoffy or resembles any kind of health on the planet. So when you're thinking well I believe in equality which is a raise one hand all the way up high as far as a close and then put one hand on the ground and then move your hand up the teeny tiny little inch and call that a vote for Elizabeth Warren. And then look at the distance between your hands. Have you come anywhere near discriminating against men talk? Are you insane? You haven't even come anywhere Nunez. Nowhere near close. We're talking about thousands of years of patriarch game. You're not gonNA fuck that up if you vote for a woman right now because Patriarchy is the problem that needs to be addressed. This is not man-hating this is not of the two of equality. In fact it is the only way to stay in integrity with that as a virtue all you cannot stay in integrity with the virtue of equality and vote for the same point of view the same life experience the same walking around in the world experience that every other leader had who has created the system that is crumbling right before our eyes this is gonNA crumble. It's crumbling in front of our faces and we keep pretending like it's a matter of political side progressive verse. Now it's Patriarchy massive gender imbalance on the planet a massive imbalance for running the world from one point of view is playing itself out and suddenly no one's allowed to say it.
"sioux" Discussed on What Would Tracee Sioux Do?
"Is up. You can't look at someone who tells you they lack integrity and then say okay. Well I was just fooled and abused okay. While in order to stop being fooled and abused you're GonNa have to open your eyes and then do this really horrible hard thing. You're going to have to love yourself more than you love him and fucking more than he loves himself and that means that you're probably going to have to be willing to figure out how to be alone sometimes and sometimes that's for long periods of time now. This is far easier said than done when you have already passed your childbearing years. And when you've already been at the hands of a nuff Patriarchy and gotten screwed that you are finally ready to stand up for yourself and walkaway from a great many men who think they're fucking awesome at those are not easy things to do. Especially if you are economically dependent on narcissist it is not so simple as to just turn around and walk away to someone who's been controlling your life and making you feel like Shit and bullying you for years for twelve years for twenty years for whatever a significant portion of your life. And if you have children with this person it's GonNa be even worse because you're tied to him forever. But if we want progress we have to stop indulging in this we have to stop indulging narcissists. Because they don't even see you. They see themselves reflected from your is aren't interested in you. Narcissists are not interested in you. They're interested in how you perceive them with you. Meet their needs whether you elevate them socially on your on his arm whether you look like a pretty picture in the family photo whether you can help him get ahead professionally. See narcisse automate great fathers and boyfriends for longtime because they want to be perceived as great fathers and boyfriends so they do all the actions required to be perceived that way but in themselves. There's a lack of integrity and character driven by their sense of entitlement and insecure self-loathing grandiosity of superiority. I mean look at some of these guys. And you're like how the fuck are you and narcissist like you're not even close to a five and you're somehow just think you're amazing. I mean you've done nothing. Nothing to justify how awesome you are. But they've grown up in a system that tells them they are entitled to this that makes them feel they get be this this amazing king of the hill because they were born with a penis and our job as women is to just make him feel amazing and he has no job in terms of fulfiling. You're like he doesn't care about your emotions because you're not even real to him. You're a prop one quick thing. Well a few quick things one is. I want to mention the difference between entitlement and privilege because I have used the word entitlement and this episode and tienanment another one of those key words right now that are floating around and so as privilege in gender and race and all kinds of situations these are words that were grappling with so I. WanNa give you some insight into I believe privilege and entitlement. Our privilege is being given more opportunities than someone else simply because you were born that way. Okay so if you were born American you are privileged if you are born a Man. You are privileged. If you are born white you are privileged right and there are varying degrees of privilege if you were born in a wealthy family and your parents were both professionals. You are privileged. There is nothing wrong. With being privileged. The goal is that everyone is privileged right. Like if you want for others. What you want for your south which is good things. Just your basic love connection wealth purpose right if you have that because you were born in a privileged position. There's no shame in that right. You Got Lucky then if you have that and you acknowledge that yes you were born a white man. In America. You're one of the most privileged humans on earth. You got a real significant head. Start if you understand that and you try to bring up other people into your level of privilege then fucking hurry for privileged people. I mean my God I guess I think Bill Gates Bill Melissa Gates would be a good example of this right. He was born a white male in America he married a white woman. In America both highly educated he had this entrepreneurial spirit this head. Start this vision right. Made something big. But they're purpose now is the gates foundation in which they go around the world and they solve a great many problems that they fund because they've approached the top ten percent of people in wealth in the world and said Hey. Why don't you give us your money so that we can make the world a better place like Warren Buffett has left his fortune to Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation? Because they're doing amazing things around the planet they have the money to innovate. They have the money to experiment. They have the money to employ scientists and gift. Grants and provide mosquito netting. Right and sure Polio right or leprosy that would be an excellent example of privilege being used correctly with integrity. Right the entitlement is different. Entitlement is when you are born a white male in America. And you think you didn't get a headstart you think that. Are you say bullshit like this? Well I work hard for what I do. You're not working harder than someone with a minimum wage physical Labor job. You'RE NOT. You're not working harder than a single mom. Trying to support for kids after her husband walked out on her before she got her education completed. You're not if you are born a white male in America and you don't understand how privileged you are and you cannot look at other people around to and see that. There's a big difference in the way that you are treated politically socially economically and I mean even just in the criminal system that's entitlement and that is narcissism at its worst. If you cannot see that you were born with highly educated parents. Sent to school never worried about money at all. And you resent so one on welfare or social security or getting lunch as old people you are a narcissist and you are entitled. You believe that something is not that something is yours because you earned it with. Our system is inaccurate. Its way inaccurate. So if you were born in this privileged position great be privileged make the most out of it and spread it around to believe you did it with your merit in your hard work and everybody has a shot in this meritocracy that's narcissism that's entitlement at there are varying degrees of this but statistically regardless of what race you are if you were born male you are privileged and if you can be a male privilege and look around you and they've got the same shot. I've got that'S NARCISSISM. That's entitlement if you have a penis had you think you can't control your penis. And that gives you the right to energetically or physically attack a woman under any circumstances whatsoever. You are ours. Assist you are entitled. Entitlement is believing that something that is not yours belongs to you. Any woman's body is not yours. If you feel that you are entitled to do whatever you want with Your Dick that is entitlements bat is narcissism so I just wanted to point out the differences there even in life span. There's a massive difference. The less privileged. You are the sooner you die the less money you make the more health problems you have. There's a direct correlation people. There is a very direct correlation with how privileged you are and your entire life experience and if you are that privileged person that cannot see that that denies that that does not try to bring other people into your privileged position than you are a fucking narcissist and honey. If you're a data guy you're going to get hurt you're going to get screwed the last thing. I want to say and I think this may be the most important thing is. Let's stop making narcissists. Let's just stop it. We live in a world that is still patriarchy. Nowhere near equality. In any level there is no part of our lives that is equal none. No part of our lives is equal. Which means that males our sons are setup by the entire system to become narcissists. It is the system in which we operate and every single place where they go from birth to death is set up to make them feel that they are superior that they work hard or that they try harder that things are equal. Other people are just kind of fucking it up. If you allow your son to believe that you have made a narcissist the most important thing I believe that we can do to stop making narcissists is to instill the value of equality as it should be as the ideal equality is the ideal right equality is the ideal but we cannot tell our sons that things are equal. That is the worst thing we can do. You cannot say boys and girls are equal if you say boys and girls are equal. You are feeding him a falsehood that is not based in our current reality that he will then grow up in believing that things are equal and therefore he should just have whatever he has. Because he's entitled that will make a narcissist we make narcissists rather you tell him things should be equal things are not equal as a male. He has a lot of history to compensate for that. If you just let him float along his life believing that things are equal will just have another generation and another generation of narcissists in patriarchy. That's what will happen. 'cause we're not. We're not teaching old forty year old men new tricks now. Our best shot. I don't WanNa say forty year olds. I've been pretty narcissistic millennials. Our best shot is to train the next generation with better values more integrity and character and higher expectations right. Our sons are born privileged regardless of what race you are sons are born privileged and as you go through the races you get a variable of privilege right and you get a variable of religion terms of economic status and your culture in your community and Religion. And you know like yes. There are ton of variables there but if you are born a male the whole world is set up for you to become a narcissistic asshole for you to be entitled just like the parents before you so to instill hours. The value of equality in our sons is wonderful. That is absolutely what has to happen. But to give them the illusion that it exists. Mix another narcissist..
"sioux" Discussed on What Would Tracee Sioux Do?
"Those political systems strip the rights from the inhabitants. Who already lived there because they are patriarchy. Patriarchy is fundamentally narcissistic and it shows up. Every where America's Oh my God. We're narcissistic as hell right. We're overly arrogant and confident in places where we do not measure up. It is an UN justified arrogance and narcissism for us to go around the world telling people how they have to shape their economic and political situations while our consumer habits shape their economic and political situations To their detriment other people are doing this better and their cultures. That have less patriarchy in them. They're doing healthcare better. They're doing violence better. They're doing economic disparity better like there's this huge enormous part of America. That is so narcissistic that we think. We're doing everything better. And it's unfounded it's so gratuitous and that is because we have an extreme patriarchal society the more balance there is between the masculine and the feminine. The less violence there is the less activity. There is the less economic disparity there is the less poverty there is patriarchy is a sickness and it's fundamentally narcissistic so of course you fell for a narcissist. Of course you did. The here's the thing we've been making narcissists for essentially all of human existence. And they're not the ones who changed friends if anything. They've become less narcissistic or at least had to fake a less narcissistic persona where the ones who changed. Women are the ones who said. Hey I'm not going to be traded cattle anymore. I'm not going to sit down and shut up in my religious institutions anymore. I'm not can it be silent about rape? I'm not going to be silent about sexual harassment. I am NOT GOING TO BE SILENCED. About being shut out of careers professions political environments. I'm not going to be told by the bank that I'm not allowed to have my own checking account which friends that was like fifty years ago. It's not in our distant past. I'm not going to get married. And then obey my husband so this produces a backlash because narcissism is implanted so far into our psyche that it's actually in our DNA genetic memory so is the fear that women carry in our genetic. Dna memory of violence from men. This is why we don't speak out as loud as we could. And maybe as loud as we should. This is why we keep silent about that. Rape that harassment. This is why we get upset. When people put the me too thing too much in our phase it just feels so uncomfortable and aggressive. That's because I mean it's grounded in legitimate reality that there is risk and not just risk of social condemnation risk of actual violence. The number one cause of death in this country is being murdered by your significant other murder and rape or a very real grounded hin reality fear in all women we now know through science that our DNA actually transfers memory down from generation to generation to generation and so often what. We're feeling doesn't have a grounded reality in our current situation right so the fear exists whether or not you have been treated violently personally. The fear exists if your daughter goes anywhere outside the house actually inside the House has been proven very ineffective as well because even family members feel entitled to Narcissistic Thrust Cock wherever they feel like thrusting it but women so port narcissism for some very understandable reasons right so the threat of violence is real the threat of punitive ousting blackballing from professions When you're trying hard enough just to stay in the game that's real. Economic dependence is very very real for women very real women own only one percent of wealth globally one percent of wealth globally in two thousand Nineteen Forbes magazine stated that the fastest way to wealth for a woman in two thousand nineteen is marriage like we have this mythology that oh women are so equal. No that's just that's not true. It is not something grounded in reality which I do want to talk about in. Just a second in terms of how not to make more narcissists. Okay little SIP water okay. So women have a motivation to keep silent. Go along with the plan. Try Not to be noticed just trying not to bring violence or economic fucking despair tragedy in their own lives while they carry the burden of the family on their shoulders alone. I mean it's easy to look at a woman and say what is it. She just get the fuck out of that shitty marriage because he has all the money. And she's she understands her economic reality which is to plummet into starvation. If she leaves the breadwinner like that's a reality show. Also do is open her eyes and look around at aging women at other aging women or at single moms who are carrying the burden and realize that yeah she is dependent economically and there's not recourse in the courts and he will. He is not going to volunteer to support her. Because he's the one who worked really hard for it. Those are just the realities that we face as women friends. Those are the realities are daughter still face today. Only today they face those realities with a false perception that equality is here. It is not here. It is not here so we lie to ourselves right. We lie to ourselves because we have a hormonal biological desperate need. That very few of us can ignore her to reproduce and in order to reproduce. We're going to have to close our eyes to a few warning signs. We're going to have to close our eyes to the fact that he's really not interested in anything you're doing. He's interested in how he looks next to you. And how you look at him with adoration we close our eyes when we see this man treat other women like Shit and we pretend that it's gonna be different because it was that woman's fault. Oh he cheated for two years as a swinger in his last marriage well. He says that's because she didn't pay enough attention to his penis and so I'll just constantly have sex with him and then it'll be different for me. Oh He's cheated on every single woman he's ever known I'll just give him what he wants. And then that won't happen to me. Oh he got a restraining order from someone. He was married to before Well that was all her heart. She was just crazy. Oh their divorce was so ugly that he literally robbed her of every penny and now she's destitute. Well that's just because she was a major bitch and it's going to be different with me. It's not going to be different with you. It is him it is. It's his character. It is his character and symptoms of his narcissism that she even thinks that someone else was responsible for his penis and making it happy. They will tell you what you need to know before you get all wrapped up in him. They will tell you how their previous relationships went how. They feel about their ex girlfriends and their ex-wives about how they perceive their mothers about how they perceive women in power. That will come out of their mouths. Eventually if your paying attention you can protect yourself from a narcissist but only if you're willing to hold them responsible instead of the woman they fucked over before you responsible see because here's the thing the man you're dating is also the man who sexually harassing someone at work he's also the man who's in the HR Department who's paying women less. He's also the man who in the locker room talks about grabbing a woman's pussy see they are the ones in power because that's what Patriarchy is and he may talk like he is a good guy. Oh my God they'll totally say they're a good Guy Gemini Times I've heard in the last seven years. Well I wanted to stay faithful in my marriage but she just didn't pay enough attention to me. I tried and I'm like Oh. We're those the years when she was pregnant or breastfeeding for six years. Straight and trying to keep a fulltime job and make it in her career. You mean those years that she didn't touch your pain is enough or look at you. Adoring enough okay. Yeah you can't wait a couple of years for her to stop using her body to make your children okay. Yeah that's not her fault deuce bag that's him and his narcissism in cock culture and he's also the one guarding the gates of politics. He's also the one guarding the gates of corporate success. He's also the guarding the gates of investing and the four zero one day and the stock market. They're not different people friends. They're not patriarchy exists because we have an abundance of narcissists created by Patriarchy and in order to protect yourself from a narcissist whether it's your first one or your next one you're going to have to do a few things that are hard like listening to what he says and holding him responsible instead of some woman that he left in his wake. You're going to have to listen when he tells you who he is and they will tell you who they are. They don't feel ashamed enough to hide it. Because they're narcissists they don't. They're not ashamed of themselves at all. They really think that fucking awesome. So they won't even Haida what they've done to other women in the workplace or in their relationships or the mothers of their children or even their mothers that they stopped speaking to or stop supporting and allow their mothers to live in poverty. When they're making a pretty fucking great. They will tell you when they utter words. Like Hillary as if.
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"Hi this is Tracey. Sue and you are listening to what would tracy sued to where we ask better questions about things that matter. Thank you so much for clicking. This link on Connect Considerate Kazmi. An Act of faith that we got to connect this way and I welcome you. Thank you so much. I have some really exciting things going on. I am so thrilled that my daughter just received an offer for full tuition full books and Full fees so essentially..
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"Deserve your acknowledgement. What I'm encouraging people to do this year is do them not just for this twenty nineteen year but look at the entire twenty teens. Look at the entire decade. I've raised two children into preschool two teenage years. That's a huge accomplishment and it reminds me that putting out more content and making a specific amount of money was not my original intention yet. Those are great and I still wanted to work and I wanted to do all of that but to shame myself for not achieving a specific number of money whatever that is one hundred thousand dollars a million dollars. Whatever it is for you. That wasn't my primary goal for this last decade raising human beings to really great competent adults with an emotional and spiritual maturity and being able to go out there and work in the world with self confidence with great friendships with kindness and compassion. That has been my primary goal for eighteen years eighteen now. I have raised someone into adulthood and I have no doubt whatsoever that she is completely prepared for life no doubt that she has completely prepared to run a business manager finances be emotionally resilient have relationships be a kind person. I have no doubt none whatsoever. None what so ever and that that accomplishment that one that every day putting in the work every day doing the hard part every day clinching my stomach as I made them do things. They didn't want to do every single piece of criticism that I offered to make them do. Better try harder. Every single punishment every bit of carrying a toddler on my back holding them. Breastfeeding them all of that. That was my primary goal and I have definitely accomplished that and that I need to acknowledge that is something that I need to remember was the primary thing. The primary thing wasn't the books wasn't the coaching program wasn't it? Yes those were very important to me but all of that came after making sure that my kids were in a good place making sure that they got what they needed. All of those professional goals came after I mean I have been poor plenty of times in exchange for spending time with my children. I have passed over opportunities and not sought certain things. Yes my soul does desire. But you know what there's time after they're gone and the time to raise them is fleeting. They will leave home. Ainsley will leave home in six months. Oh My god I cry and I am not worried one single bit about whether she is ready. I worry. I worry that I'm not ready. So my friends. Join me on patriotic. I'll still be talking about that but I always will have a free podcast Until I stopped having a podcast And there will be plenty of opportunity to see videos. I have a youtube channel and I'm starting to post more on And of course I'm still on social media but good Lord I I can't even connect with the people I want to connect with and I miss you. I miss you a lot. Actually I miss you a huge amount and I wanted to continue to have a relationship with you and I want that relationship to cope deeper than a facebook post. I want the content that I release to go deeper then. Podcast there are things that are too important. Concisely put in an hour and I would like a fair energy exchange with you. I would very much like that. Your participation allows the work to continue and I do believe that the work is important. I do believe that the work that I have done and will do is important and that there are certain people. Let's call them true fans who have been fed and want to continue to be fed in a deeper way and to participate in a more interactive way to have access that much deeper much deeper than someone who's just stopping by. Hey stop by again. Have a happy Thanksgiving brands. Thank yourself for all the work you've put in. Go back to your dream. Boards go to your facebook page. Look at your bank account. What did you spend money on? Who did you spend time with? Well what awesome trip that you take go back to those? Don't wait for facebook to show you your memory. Go back in those photos and look at what you have done in the twenty nineteen. I'm proud of you. Thank you for clicking on this Lincoln listening and I cannot wait to talk to you again..
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"Here's what I'm also really excited about. I have been creating An entire series on trauma that is too personal to private too sensitive too vulnerable for me to be sharing with the whole fucking world. I am creating a series of content. That is not for public consumption. Not For being open to haters and people who are criticizing what? I'm going when I'm doing and this this started as one simple podcast and it flowed out of me. It was like a cup runneth over I started talking about it and then I just kept talking about it. I talked about it on video. I talked about it in audio recordings. I just kept talking about the trauma that I have experienced. And what affects that has had on me and what new medications have been invented to fix repair. The brain see when experience trauma or violence or depression or anxiety or a head injury or whatever it grief there are these things in your brain called glued means and they connect the neuro transmitters in your brain an SS ro is work only temporarily and they only work while you're taking the medication and they only work on. Sri's they repair nothing but now we have special medications that have finally been. Fda approved the first things that ever been approved that actually correct your brain damage. Correct the gluten mean that `attaches these neuro transmitters it repairs and I'm sharing my experiences of those medications and I don't care to share that these some of these experiences with the whole world there are certain things. I am happy to talk in general public about but there are other things that no. I've been doing this a long time. I've been I've been Publicly speaking about many things personal in my life since two thousand and seven I've created so much content I've published three books about some of these Things but you know what I haven't done is mark those books because it's just too vulnerable. It's V to raw it's too many effects and I'm too scared. And it just recently has occurred to me that being afraid of haters and criticism is so fucking valid that. I should not say myself for that and Patriot. Fan gives me a safe space where I can share that with you and where you can say me to. That happened to me too at. I WANNA share a little bit of what I'm going through and this gives me a safe space where I can do that where I can release deeper longer contents where we can have a deeper longer conversation where we can have a more authentic and real and safe conversation. I want to give you some of the questions that are in one hundred things so that you get an idea of the hundred things that you have done are so much more important than you think they are. You've overlooked some of them. You have not given yourself the credit that you deserve. What are you really proud of about this year? What unexpected gifts did the universe? Send your way. Who Have you loved? Who has loved you? What have you healed? How did you rest? How did you play? Where did God showed up in your life? What have you released? When did you feel joy? In what part of Your Life Are you completely content?.
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"Hello Pilgrim's we are at the time of the year where we celebrate the pilgrims and the Indians having dinner and this is the time of the year that they had that meal because it was harvest now harvest is when all the work is done and you get to sit back and you get to enjoy relish and be grateful for everything. Your hard work has produced now because it was more of an agrarian culture back in the day It's it's very much an earth based harvest right but we still have harvest season. We still have seasons that cycle with the earth we still have periods of darkness in the winter where we cocoon ourselves and go into a Christmas period where we turn into Jelly and morph into something new and something more brilliant. The Butterfly we still have periods where we plant we plant seeds after the ground has been frozen for the winter period. We plant seeds. We till we shake up the ground. We open it back up. We put the seats chosen carefully into the crown expecting them to grow that spring over the summer. It's really a lot of waiting for things to grow. Its when we get to have fun. It's after all of the hard work of planting is done. You get warm. You go on vacation you son yourself feels good. And it's a period of waiting waiting for the harvest waiting for the fruit to bloom from your seed. Of course you still have to water things and you still have to make sure they get enough sun and you still have to weed things here and there but it's not the heavy hard period and then comes harvest. There's actually the most work physical work when you're a farmer or someone who's growing a garden in your yard. Even the most were comes in the harvest where you have to go out there and you have to make something of the fruits of your labor. You have to pick it. You have to bring it in. You have make something of it you have to sell it at farmers market or Canet or cook with it. Whatever it is that you're going to do with it. You have the harvest period and a soon as the harvest is finished in the United States of America. We have a Thanksgiving meal to thank God and the Earth Mother Earth. The forces at play and ourselves. We thank ourselves for the hard work we've put in to life. Without the harvest. There is snow. Life Life is manifest through the harvest period in harvest in our in our. I WANNA say we realized instead of are metaphorical lives right. We have be symbolic seasons through the Earth. That are not just symbolic. They actually produce physical fruits but we are always having a spiritual experience and our spiritual experience reflects our earth experience as seasons move. We move energetically not understanding. This is a massive cause of frustration. Right it's a huge cause of frustration. When you're standing there in June and you WANNA know why why? Why haven't I got what I wanted? Why why aren't my resolutions here? Because it's not harvest season honey harvest season begins in August and runs through to. Thanks giving why. Why can't I get everything to happen in February? Because it's fallow period honey because this is when the universe re orients itself and we have that go way way way back to Pagan Times Way Way Way. Back to the earth way back to when the sun and the moon and the stars or believed to be controlling every aspect of our lives and the praying to the gods who controlled. All of the things are traditions. Go back to then. And they are as much a part of us now as they were then and our spiritual emotional and mental cycles are the same as they were. Then they're inescapable. It doesn't matter whether you are bowing to a flag. It doesn't matter whether you're vowing to one God instead of many. It doesn't matter whether your on one side of the earth or the other. I assume that this cycle is flipped. When you're on the other side of the earth but you still experience those seasons. It doesn't matter if you live in Los Angeles instead of in Colorado where we really experience the difference between four seasons we got about. I don't know twelve to eighteen inches of snow the last few days and the roads have been crappy and dangerous and I had to get pushed out of just the middle of the street. Actually there was so much snow in the middle of the street. I hadn't even pulled over to inside the so and I couldn't get my car to move. The wheels were just spinning on Ice. And of course wonderful. Colorado wins just came right over and pushed me right out. We are at the Thanksgiving period. So let's quickly review. What our our energetic cycle looks like. I have developed these methods that I've been using for a decade To track my own progress through the cycle to to to experience and ritualized my own progress through the cycle My clients my friends. My family we do these tried and true rituals that ground us and help us experience the whole benefit of going through these cycles without racing past them right. Here's what I know about the cycles. Okay let's start with January. January is when everyone on the entire planet or some form of January right. Chinese New Year isn't in January but on some form of new ness right. There's something new when we begin our year pretty sure every culture or religion has a beginning of the year actually astrologically. It's an aries. Is the beginning of the year nuts in March my son's in areas. That's the Spring Equinox. Which does make sense right? It does make sense to have a beginning there but the beginning there is the planting so the winter is what I think of as the beginning because the winter is when you are conceiving the winter is when right after the holiday season in January. You look around and you say okay. What do I want to change? What do I want for the coming year? What do I want to achieve? How do I WANNA feel? What changes do I WANNA make? What do I want to maintain? What are my goals? What are my resolutions right? So January happens in the winter. It happens mid winter. It's when Oh my gosh. Millions of people millions of people look to the skies look to the universe look to their gods look within themselves and say okay. This is where I'm going. These are the seeds. I I want to plant okay and then we have fucking February which is what I always call it fucking. February February is the period when the entire universe takes all of those resolutions and re organizes itself accordingly. There's a massive amount of attention that changes everything it changes all of your plans of the entire universe right. It changes what jobs people want it. Changes what businesses they WANNA open what businesses? They want to close down what they want their relationships to look like it changes every aspect of the universe every aspect of society because our intentions have changed. This is why February is often and I know this in my own life. It is the hardest month. It's the shortest month and it feels like the longest month because it's very frustrating very frustrating if you decided to close one door on a job an open another door maybe with a risky business Hey Tom cruise with a risky business. That you're gonNA launch and you don't take the action for that the universe is GonNa shut that door for you. If you decide the cheer going to transition from one business model to another business model the universe is going to make that business model fail. If you decide you're going to change a relationship and the other partner is not down with this change. There will be chaos in your relationship during February. If you decide you're going to change your body lose. A certain amount of weight take cleanse in. February is when you start to lose steam because the excitement is gone in February is when the gym goes back to normal. I go to the gym twice a week every week. All throughout the year to do kickboxing and It is so crowded in January that my instructor just stops her membership for her family. Because there's no point because everybody in the world is going to do these amazing schedules and they over plan. They shoot way further than they should shoot now. They've got cramps and they've got aches pains and they haven't seen the massive results that they wanted you know instead of losing ten pounds a month. They're looking at the scale and they're saying to all this work for two pounds so by February we've lost our enthusiasm and our optimism because she got real. That'd be worries also the darkest month. We're not finished just stating these are still ideas and plans for the universe to work. Around the universe it takes a minute for the universe to readjust itself. According to millions of resolutions and millions of intentions. It takes a minute man. Cut The univer slack. The universe has to deal with matter in has to deal with physical bodies. It has to deal. With physical. Jobs has to deal with physical properties it has to deal with real interactions in established and unestablished relationships. The universe has a big huge job in February. And we're not really supposed to be accomplishing anything. In February. We're choosing in February. I know we have this January first deadline. Which I think is actually pretty misplaced. I'm not sure that January is a deadline that you want to observe for intentions. Because what we're supposed to be doing what we authentically find ourselves doing is hibernating leading these ideas. Sit with US letting these ideas take form letting the ideas flow from the intention right so you bay create. Create the intention. But you're not sure how you're going to manifest this intention and February is when you sit with it you just sit with it. You sit with it. It's like the first trimester of pregnancy. There's not much you have to do except for maybe throw up and you know you get really tired and you sleep a lot but you're just sitting with it. You're changing a few physical things about your life. What you're eating your exercise patterns. But you're sitting with it so that your brain can reorganize itself around this big massive change of welcoming a human onto the planet. So then we move into the spring and the spring is when we plant the seeds. We've chosen and we wish into form into manifestation new life. We create the setting. We create the the optimal conditions. We saw the ground we moved the ground around and we create healthy thriving dirt and soil. Actually I recently learned that dirt and soil are two very different things. Soil is teeming with life and therefore can't support life when we put some seeds in it and dirt is just fallow. It has no ability to grow anything. Because there's no Bio Don't Baiocco biosphere and it's not friendly to growth right to to growing anything so what we do is we create this soil. That's just teaming with the ability to create life and we put our chosen intentions into it. This take some action right so spring. You're often filled with a rush of excitement. A rush of Doing and you have this little short bursts of doing that. Summer comes and it's really just about again waiting right. You've set things into motion. Most of what you're doing is ritual. Most of what you're doing is by ritual. I mean Weeding watering and waiting right. Maybe hopefully he don't spray disgusting pesticides all over the food but that would probably happen in spring Maybe some maintenance in the summer but mostly you're waiting for the universe to do. Its bit again. You're waiting for the sun and the water to do what it does. You're waiting for the soil teeming with life.