Tools for Social Transformation

“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.”– Rodolfo Costa

What is wanted and unwanted are different ends of the same subject. I desire to live in a world that is fair and just, where everyone is acknowledged, affirmed, and valued equally. This phrase has become my north star, and it is my guide in all I do. I have modified it as I continue to grow in my transformation journey, in my efforts to carry a culture of Oneness. As an observer of Universal law, I believe that what we focus on grows. When unity, equality, inclusion, equity, allyship, and Oneness are our focus, we make a conscious effort to embody the change we want to see in our society. We practice the attraction point of wanted, inspired action, well-being, and all needs met.

My approach to social transformation is an intentional affirming of what is wanted. I teach with a focus on social unity, equality, equity, allyship, and Oneness. I do this because I know what I focus on is where my energy goes. When I focus on the negative, it limits my belief in better possibilities, it dampers my ability to problem solve, and it feels defeating. To be an agent and advocate for social change that is for the highest good of all, I must embrace creativity, positivity, inclusivity, and most importantly, fresh vision and hope for the best possible outcome. My practice focuses on self-first transformation, understanding that personal reform is necessary for successful social transformation. In all things, unity and Oneness are my focus because it is the mindset we need to create to shift from what we are to who we want to become individually and collectively.

We need to provide individuals with a positive, affirming environment to learn about and practice conscious unity, Allyship, and Oneness. You might ask, how does this create social change? How does society benefit from individuals practicing equality, allyship, or conscious unity? Firstly, it helps us understand that our communities are an inseparable ecosystem and that their very existence and it’s reaching its highest potential is dependent on the well-being of all. Secondly, it is an empowering method that fosters social responsibility; it provides individuals with the tools to practice expanding their consciousness, which decreases their unconscious behavior, and the goal/outcome that we seek is entirely centered and in focus.

We need to choose what we desire consciously and practice to perfect it. When I present or write, I focus on being intentional and thoughtful of my desired outcome and the words I use and their impact. Without intention, our unconscious actions, language, and thoughts will take over our everyday actions. We will interact with one another carelessly and without intentionality. We will allow our fears and trauma to dictate how we react, and we will continue to hurt one another. When we lead with conscious behavior, we minimize our unconscious mind’s influence. We choose the appropriate way to address and respond to one another out of deep value and respect. We must train our minds to think about being more inclusive, upholding a mindset of equality, nurturing equity allyship, and embracing Oneness as we encounter differences. We need to review our actions and ask, “Am I using affirming and positively focused language and concepts?” Our desire may be to uplift, but negative language can cancel out our focus. Our focus must be intentional, purposeful, and affirming the results and outcome we want. It has helped me to pause before my action and ask myself the following questions to ensure that my efforts are positively inspired.

  1. Am I directing attention towards the positive goal or outcome?
  2. Are my language and actions aligned with that positive goal or outcome?
  3. How can I expand my consciousness by viewing and responding to this situation through the lens of unity and Oneness?

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