AN OFFERING FOR HEALERS, SPIRITUAL TEACHERS, + ENTREPRENUERS RACED AS ‘WHITE’ (OR WHO PRESENT AS ‘WHITE’)
Now enrolling for the Fall 2019 Cohort
September 17 - December 18
Get on the waitlist to be the first to know when the next round launches + receive the early-bird discount.
HERE’S THE DEAL:
Oppressed peoples are experiencing worse outcomes today than before the civil rights era. The intersecting evil forces of racism, sexism, and classism are literally killing people. We haven’t kept one treaty with Native peoples in the history of our country. There are more black folks incarcerated today than the total number of kidnapped and enslaved Africans that were shipped to our shores. Womxn’s bodies across racial lines are being policed and their stories of abuse are being routinely dismissed. Wealth is increasingly concentrating into the hands of the top 1 percent, further perpetuating the cycle. These atrocities aren’t unique to the US: it’s happening all over the globe.
In response, generations of well-intentioned healers, spiritual teachers, and entrepreneurs raced as ‘white’ have often opted for bypassy, appropriative 5D beliefs that “we are all one”, rather than also rooting into the messy, productive 3D justice work that can actually bring the liberation we’re looking for.
It’s a crisis.
We’ve been called out.
And now, it’s time to bring it in.
If your spiritual work isn’t addressing collective liberation, then what are you actually healing?
THE THING IS…
Most of us white folks aren’t entirely sure what ‘cultural appropriation’ or ‘spiritual bypassing’ really mean, or where we can effectively wrestle with how (or if) we’ve messed up. You really want to understand, but you’re feeling:
STUCK in cycles of doubt, judgement, fear, and perfectionism
CONFUSED (when is it ‘ok’ to engage with other cultures, and when is appropriation? how can I be in integrity?)
ANXIOUS about having conversation on topics like race, class, gender, power, + privilege (will I keep getting called out and hurting people?)
You started out as a healer, teacher, spiritual leader, or business owner to HELP people and communities, not harm them - and it feels like it’s hard to figure out where you’re actually helping and where you’re hurting others. You keep asking yourself: How can I be in integrity? How can I build my spiritual work in a way that brings the liberation and sovereignty our planet needs? Or, maybe you’ve totally disengaged from all social justice conversations and networks because you’ve just gotten so burned out by the overwhelming culture of call-outs and relational fall-out.
YOU’RE ASKING YOURSELF: SHOULD I JUST THROW IN THE SPIRITUAL TOWEL?
You’re ready for:
>> GETTING CLEAR ON THE INS AND OUTS OF RACE, CULTURAL APPROPRIATION, PRIVILEGE AND SPIRITUAL BYPASSING
>> SHINING YOUR LIGHT IN A WAY THAT IS IN INTEGRITY, HELPS FOLKS GET FREE, AND NOURISHES YOUR SOUL
>> BEING WITNESSED IN YOUR COMMITMENT TO UPLIFTING THE COLLECTIVE
You may have tried a lot already to navigate spiritual bypassing and cultural appropriation:
>> READING ABOUT IT ALL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA (AND SAVING COUNTLESS ARTICLES ABOUT “HOW TO BE A GOOD ALLY”)
>> TALKING ENDLESSLy ABOUT IT WITH FRIENDS (WHO AREN’t ALWAYS REAL CLEAR OR CONFIDENT EITHER)
>> PARTICIPATING IN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TRAININGS (WHICH DIDN’T PROVIDE THE SPACE OR TOOLS FOR APPLYING IT TO YOUR SPIRITUAL WORK)
The problem is…
You still keep coming back to the same stuck place:
HYPER SELF-JUDGEMENT, CONFUSION, ISOLATION, PARALYSIS, PERFECTIONISM, ANXIETY, and AVOIDANCE.
And all of that inevitably really impacts your ability to show up to your work and relationships, and ultimately bring the spiritual liberation you’re here for.
We offer ORIENTATION to get us grounded, connected, informed, and activated .
We’ve designed this 3 month certification to specifically help healers, spiritual teachers, and entrepreneurs of European descent move from paralysis & confusion to exceptional clarity & authentic action. Because you’re (we’re) ready for the next level of healing.
is for you if:
You desire the tools and perspectives to actually help humanity heal from the divisions that plague us, including racism, classism, & sexism.
You want your business and/or spiritual work to mirror the liberation and sovereignty you envision for the world.
You’re feeling called to or curious about working at the intersection of healing and justice.
You want to move from feelings of guilt for being white to feelings of empowerment and clarity on how to take transformational action.
You’re ready to connect to the cutting-edge Healing Justice leaders of our time.
You want to bolster your spiritual work with a justice lens (just like we have certifications for other lenses, like trauma, we need a lens for justice!)
You’re ready to move out of cultural appropriation and connect with your own ancestral culture + ritual.
ORIENTATION supports you as you connect with your own indigenous, ancestral magic.
By the end of ORIENTATION you’ll have:
Definitions, examples, stories, and resources to support your reckoning with cultural appropriation, spiritual bypassing, and navigating call out culture.
Practical tools to increase the liberatory power of your spiritual offerings + presence.
A People’s History of what whiteness is, how/why it was created, how it shows up energetically, and how whiteness isn’t actually good for white people either.
A People’s History of indigenous Europe and the mystical, earth-based roots of our ancestors.
Rootedness in European ancestral healing frameworks so you can move out of cultural appropriation and into greater integrity.
Tools and narrative for decolonizing (a.k.a. healing) our spiritualities, including decolonizing Christian Supremacy.
A HER-story of the repressed divine feminine + re-membering its integral presence across all faith traditions.
A radicalization of your sacred heart space to anchor your healing work in an informed vision for justice.
An intentional up-leveling of your energy body as you integrate the healing we learn in ceremony.
Testimonials from our last time around the fire…
”I am connecting to my body in a whole new way, like whoa. And the content has given me a much deeper sense of purpose when it comes to inspiring and guiding entrepreneurs in crafting businesses that serve.”
- Lauren, Spiritual Mindset and Empowerment Coach, themindsetwitch.com
“I am feeling more empowered than ever before (not an exaggeration) to step into a role of bringing people in together and continuing to help bridge the gap between heaven and earth. I feel more ‘in my body’ than I ever have before.”
- Max Smooth, Community Wealth Strategist
Explore the ORIENTATION curriculum that will reshape your work to meaningfully bring heaven to earth…
ORIENTATION is an applied study of the energy body, drawing on a wide range of cultural frameworks and wisdom for cultivating the divine within such as the kundalini, chi, cauldrons, life-force energy, Holy Spirit, and the chakras. The curriculum is designed to re-orient yourself to the energetic poles (Earth below + Cosmos above) and anchor you in the radical heart space required for personal sovereignty and collective liberation.
From New Age to Now Age
PRE-Work / The New Age is Dead: How love + light Created Call out CUlture
PRE-WOrk / Welcome to the Now Age: navigating call-out culture + creating Energetic Justice
OPENING CIRCLE /AN INTRODUCTION to energetic justice + Intention Setting for Personal Healing
Finding Your Roots
A deep-dive into power, privilege, race, and ancestry
Lecture 1 / Whiteness: A Creation Story
Keynote 1 / The energetics of Whiteness
KEYNOte 2 / RACE, TRAUMA, AND THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY
Ceremony / Cauldron of WARMING
Decolonizing the Mystic
A journey back to the mysticism of pre-colonial Spirituality
lecture 2 / Decolonizing Europe: A Reclamation of Our Mystic, Pagan Roots
Lecture 3 / Resurrecting Jesus + Mary Magdalene: DECOLONIZING Supremacy’s hold on Christianity
Keynote 3 / Mysticism for justice-seekers
Ceremony / Cauldron of Wisdom
Igniting Your Heart
An exploration of sacred rage, radical action, and self-care
Lecture 4 / Dying to Be Nice: Why Heart-Centeredness Isn’t Everything
Lecture 5 / Hearing the Call: Navigating the Call-Out, Call-In, and Self-Care Cultures TO EMBODY your radical purpose
Keynote 4 / CREATING A MOVEMENT OF HEALED PEOPLE
Ceremony / Cauldron of VOCATION
Toward a more just world
CLOSING CIRCLE / Energetically just pathways for freedom + Intention Setting for Collective Liberation
What you get when you join ORIENTATION:
You will also receive:
THE ENERGETIC JUSTICE MEDITATION
TO ACTIVATE AND HEAL YOUR ENERGY BODY AS YOU DO YOUR LIBERATORY WORK IN THE WORLD
THREE COURSE PLAYLISTS
INSPIRED BY THE CELTIC CAULDRONS of WARMING, WISDOM, + VOCATION
THE ENERGETICALLY JUST BUSINESS BUNDLE
Resources for Healing Your Business/Spiritual Work from the Inside Out
ENERGETICALLY JUST SERVICES: How to Create + Offer Liberatory Healing Sessions
ENERGETICALLY JUST GATHERINGS: How to Hold Radical Transformation Space
ENERGETICALLY JUST PRODUCTS: How to Source + Sell Ethical Tools for Healing
ENERGETICALLY JUST PARTNERSHIPS: How to Build + Nurture Meaningful Working Relationships for Collective Liberation
ENERGETICALLY JUST PRICING: How to Price, Sell, + Gift Your Authentic Magic
ENERGETICALLY JUST COPY: How to Really Liberate Your Website + Other Communication Tools
ENERGETICALLY JUST MARKETING: How to Brand + Promote Your Liberatory Work
ENERGETICALLY JUST SELF-CARE: How to Hold Yourself as a Liberatory Healer
We’ve been humbled to share space with these #LiberatoryHealers in the movement for Energetic Justice. 2019 Fall Keynotes to be announced soon.
Cultural Somatic Therapist
on THE ENERGETICS OF WHITENESS
Writer, Speaker, Activist
on RACE, TRAUMA, AND THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY
TERESA P MATEUS
Trauma Specialist, ED of Mystic Soul Project
on MYSTICISM FOR JUSTICE-SEEKERS
Radical Ritual Holder
on CREATING A MOVEMENT OF HEALED PEOPLE
Who are we?
We’re the Kellys, space holders here at Energetic Justice, and yes, we have the same name. Our name carries the energy of Kelle, the Celtic mother goddess and darkness warrior of pre-colonial Ireland, whose origins began in Asia as Kali Ma. We are using our warrior name as our mission to fortify people for the spiritual battle for #energeticjustice.
We both have backgrounds as healers and activists, and we believe we are now entering an era where spirituality and social justice are inseparable. We can no longer organize without healing. We can no longer heal without organizing. We created ORIENTATION to help healers, activists, and conscious entrepreneurs ground their 5D spiritual work in the 3D realities of the human family so we can dismantle systems of oppression.
“ORIENTATION has given me a whole new way of looking at myself and the way I interact with the world, as a woman of primarily European descent, as a business owner, and as a member of the collective. ORIENTATION has provided me with the tools I need to have tough conversations with friends and family about how we can decolonize our bodies, our minds, and our beliefs. Conversations that are WAAYYYYY past due. After working with the Kellys and digesting the content, I have a deeper sense of clarity around how I have contributed to and benefited from racist systems, AND how I can play a part in dismantling that system for collective liberation.”
- Lauren Roberts, Spiritual Mindset and Empowerment Coach, themindsetwitch.com
“If you have been on the fence, and really wanting to dive deeper into how you can help change systematic issues in this country, this is without a doubt the course to take right now. ORIENTATION not only accurately represented the ‘true’ history of racism of the United States, but it completely opened my worldview and showed me how de-colonizing my body, mind, and spirit, can usher me into taking aligned action. It is clear we are at crucial point in our world story, where we have the power to shift from systematic oppression to radical expression, and the Kelly's are definitely the ones to guide us through this important work.”
- Max Smoot, Community Wealth Strategist
The investment starts at $2500 for $233 per month over 12 months.*
20 slots available for 2 cohorts.
*5% of your investment is funneled to important POC movement work.
Organization to be announced soon.
Cohorts meet weekly on either Tuesdays at 8pm ET or Wednesdays at 1pm ET from September 17 - December 18, 2019, with the exception of the 4 keynote presentations which will all be held on Tuesday evenings.
Attend 80% of weekly gatherings
Complete all weekly Facebook group reflections
Complete 2 private coaching sessions
Pass final exam
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Access the deep healing, revelatory teachings, and essential tools you need to become a liberatory healer and leader.
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Why is this a certification and not a course or workshop?
Because this work needs to be taken seriously.
At Energetic Justice, we are clear that using our energies for justice is very serious. Justice work - such as the dismantling racism, classism, and sexism - is the work for our time. Unfortunately, it is not (often) prioritized, funded, or taken seriously in the same way that we take seriously other social and physical dis-eases. For example, we would never go to an oncologist who was not ‘certified’ in some way to treat cancer. The -isms are cancer, thus we believe that we must approach our justice work with the same rigor and accountability as we approach all life-threatening work.
Is there a final exam for the certification?
For the reasons explained above on rigor and accountability, yes — there is a final exam to receive the certification. It is based off of the core concepts of the ORIENTATION program that will measure your internalization of the 3D realities of white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy, classism and the emerging intersectional frameworks for transmuting evil into an energetically just world. Upon completion of the exam, you will receive your official certification via email.
Why is this certification currently only available to white people?
Because we are white people and we are organizing around what we know.
We offer Energetic Justice as a field of study and practice for people of all identities. The free resources on our website are designed for all people and we are eager to identify a coalition of Now Age Leaders who are channeling the possibilities of Energetic Justice alongside us in their own communities. This is why one of our first priorities in modeling the potential for Energetic Justice is to start with our own community of European-descended people raced as white. We envision future offerings and certifications under the Energetic Justice umbrella that are developed, organized, and led by healers and teachers across race.
Are you saying that this certification completes white people’s work against systems of oppression?
Individual and collective liberatory healing is not a moment or a certification. It is a lifelong, iterative process which calls for our commitment to long-haul, transformational work. This deeply challenges the dominant narrative in society that tells us anything can be fixed with an 8 week program or the right pill. It also challenges the dominant theory of change, which says transformation comes from the top-down and can be managed with a linear, predictable strategy. The Truth is that our healing is not linear, but circular; Not predictable, but an emerging process; Not only top-down, but also bottom-up. The certification is designed to plug white people into the movement of intersectional leaders who are engaged in this iterative, emergent process of social change.
How much time per week do I need to work through the certification?
2-4 hours per week.
While it’s important to know this information, this is actually our least favorite question. ORIENTATION is unraveling generations of ancestral trauma stored in your body, your relationships, and your worldview. Committing to this journey fully means that your processing may take more time than expected. One of the most common symptoms of white supremacy is an over-emphasis on time and efficiency, rather than relationship and a spaciousness for reflection. The simple answer is that we meet for around 2 hours per week; you’ll be writing a weekly reflection on our private Facebook group (30min); and some weeks you’ll have homework (1.5h). The more nuanced answer is that it’s impossible for us to know what this journey is going to require from you. It will be as deep as you allow it to go and may bring up intense emotions that need your attention and process time.
How long will I have access to the certification resources?
All of the content from ORIENTATION will be downloadable (class recordings, resource PDFs). It will be your responsibility to download anything you want to keep.
How are you centering and supporting People of Color and their voices in this offering?
By having 4 keynote speakers of color, centering POC thought leadership in our syllabus, and donating 5% of tuition to POC organizers.
This work is based on many lineages of POC-centered work — all of whom we cite and reference within the program so you can check out their work directly. A large chunk of our curriculum points you to learning from intersectional POC leadership and all of our planned keynotes are POC. Additionally, 5% of all income earned from ORIENTATION will always be donated to intersectional POC organizations.
Is it okay to gather alone as white people for this conversation?
It’s actually not okay for us not to gather and have these conversations.
We cause harm when we don’t do our own work. Every lineage of mentorship we have each had in movement work not only says it ‘okay’ for white people to gather together, but that it is a necessary component of racial justice organizing called ‘caucusing’. By gathering together to do our work as white people, we are in fact responding to a call from POC to do our own emotional, spiritual, and justice-informed work that can transform how we show up for the movement and encourage others to do the same.
How are you accountable to other leaders within the larger movement?
Accountability is a relationship thing — so we’re constantly building and nurturing relationships within the movement.
We understand accountability to be a matter of emergent strategy: like a flock of birds figuring out how to move together, we are constantly signaling and receiving signals how to move and adapt. This means accountability is an evolving movement process as we learn how to shift power and center the leadership of those most impacted by systemic injustice. This is super tricky, because not all movement leadership has the same political frameworks or tactics. Therefore, we find accountability requires a process of spiritual discernment on how we show up. At EJ, we have developed a list of discerned characteristics of leaders that help us navigate whose voices we prioritize/center. Click here to read our Leaders of the Now Age (COMING SOON!) list - including the voices of those we currently follow for direction. This list includes both leaders who know us and with whom we have regular conversation, as well as leaders who know nothing about us but we follow their work closely.
Is this training U.S.-centric, or is it inclusive of global communities and perspectives?
It’s designed to be inclusive, but we recognize there may be some US-centrism, given it is our home country.
We strive to make Energetic Justice and all of our offerings, such as ORIENTATION, as inclusive as possible. The curriculum of ORIENTATION is designed to be a global perspective and inclusive of global understandings of spirituality and justice-work. We acknowledge, however, that we are both from and primarily socialized within the influence of U.S. empire, and therefore we have many subconscious biases toward a U.S.-centric way of viewing the world.
How did you arrive at the cost of this certification?
Lots of spiritual discernment.
We arrived at the cost of the certification through a variety of values we hold, including:
Legitimizing the power of healing and spiritual work as a worthy investment
Honoring the energy we each give to develop, promote, and facilitate this experience over 3 months, as we live in the financial realities of organizing in the US
Fairly compensating who and what is holding the space for this transformational work: the facilitators, the keynote speakers, the scholarship recipients, and the black intersectional organizations at the forefront of our movement through a 5% donation of all proceeds
Creating the conditions for participants’ radical transformation through meaningful material investment
I can’t afford the cost of the certification at this time. What are my options for engaging with this work?
We know that not all white people are economically situated to afford this offering.
We developed a 12-month payment plan to make this offering as affordable as possible, while also fairly supporting the leaders, keynotes, and organizers supported by ORIENTATION. We also offer 2 50% scholarships for ORIENTATION and will prioritize these scholarships slots for those most impacted by economic injustice. We ask that you meaningfully discern your eligibility for this need-based grant. If you are clear that you are ready for this experience and in need of the 50% off scholarship rate, we invite you to email us explaining why you’re in need of this scholarship as well as what you’re hoping to unblock, release, or achieve as a result of this course: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Scholarship” by 11:59pm PT on Saturday, August 31. In the event you do not receive a scholarship, we encourage you to check out our Free Resources here.
I’m not a business owner - Does this certification work for people who are working inside of an institution?
ORIENTATION is designed to support healers and spiritual teachers doing a wide-range of work in the world. While our Energetically Just Business Bundle is explicitly designed for spiritual business owners & entrepreneurs, all of its principles apply to any person that is seeking to heal and to bring justice within their line of work.
I don’t consider myself a spiritual teacher - Does this certification work for people who are spiritually devoted and curious about these issues?
Absolutely (and by the way, you are a spiritual teacher).
ORIENTATION is designed to support and expand your spiritual practice, literally orienting you in the real energetic grid through up-leveling your Root, Heart, and Crown Chakras, connecting you to the major energy poles and into your unique, centered place in the world so you can be more effective in the collective work of bringing heaven to earth.
I’m really interested in ORIENTATION, but I’d like to hear more from you directly. Can I schedule some times to talk with you?
We’d love to chat!
We’re happy to connect with you and answer any questions you might have to help you discern if ORIENTATION is a fit for you. You can schedule a time to connect with us here: email@example.com with the subject line “Discovery Call”.
How are you holding space for yourselves as leaders to make sure you don’t burn out?
Thank you for asking!
We know from experience that movement work burns people out. Wrestling the Powers that Be, trying to survive the infighting that movement people do to one another, and creating work that is in deep integrity takes a lot of energy. There are a few practices we are engaged in to keep our fire burning:
A daily embodied practice to connect with our spiritual guidance
Relational spaciousness and debriefing time in our meetings
Responsibly tending to our chronic health issues
Connecting regularly with our movement people
Hiring our own mentors / coaches
How are you making decisions as leaders to engage with criticism and call-out?
We invite you to call us back into movement alignment.
We’re not here to entertain destructive call-outs from people who aren’t genuinely interested in understanding our work. We’re not here to engage in unproductive debates that don’t advance the movement for liberation. When someone expresses concern with our approach, we hold ourselves accountable by following an energetically just process that involves self-care, spiritual discernment, counsel from each other and from mentors, and (if required) principled action to address the situation.You can learn more about our framework for navigating call-out, call-in, and self-care cultures in our free training + guidebook: Welcome to the Now Age: Navigating Call-Out Culture + Creating Energetic Justice.
Are you saying Energetic Justice is all we need?
Of course not.
Under our current capitalist economic system, we are consistently socialized to view one another as competition. We seek to dismantle the lies of toxic competition within ourselves, and within the space that Energetic Justice holds by constantly reminding ourselves that we are just one node within a large constellation of healing + justice work. We are excited about every single person and organization of people working to bring more energetic healing and justice into the world.
What is your refund policy?
There are no refunds for ORIENTATION.
We ask those considering participation in the program to be discerning about their ‘yes’ to this private coaching & certification container. If you’re not clear about whether it is a good fit for you or not, let’s connect and talk it through.