WSUU Mid-Week Connection 
June 3, 2020 

To get centered
to get grounded, 
we practice 
breathing in
breathing out.

And so many beloveds are struggling to breath through the crush of oppression and pain.

So we testify and bear witness, together, as a community of faith:

This is hard.
We can do hard things.

I hold you in my heart, beloveds.
In faith,
Rev. Deanna Vandiver
Bridge Minister, WSUU
Affiliated  Community Minister for Love and Liberation, CLF
May you find nourishment in these invitations to 
resilience resources and 
spiritual practices

We can dare to face ourselves in our entirety, 
to understand our pain,
to feel the tears,
to listen to our frustration and confusion, 
and  to discover 
new capacities and capabilities that  will empower and transform us. 
- Mel Hoover 

compiled by the Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen
Embodied Practice

Sympathetic Breathing Meditation - a breathing technique designed to calm and balance the autonomic nervous system, which inspires our fight or flight, freeze and appease response 
- offered by Quiet Mind Cafe.  

14 Organizations and People Working to Support Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health During the Coronavirus Crisis and the on-going epidemic of racism - a resource list of n onprofits, agencies, online communities, therapists, and more, compiled by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez.

***Sankofa Practice***
Much gratitude to everyone who shared this excellent resource for sankofa practice, offering context and history of this place and how it all connects to what is unfolding even in this moment - 
at MOHAI - the Museum of History & Industry

[ from Black Lives of Unitarian Universalists ( BLUU): 

Sankofa literally means "it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot." After the term made its way to the United States, African-American scholars commonly applied the term to mean "remembering our past, to protect our future." ]


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