We must shift from a politic of desirability and beauty to a politic of ugly and magnificence. That moves us closer to bodies and movements that disrupt, dismantle, disturb. Bodies and movements ready to throw down and create a different way for all of us, not just some of us.
The magnificence of a body that shakes, spills out, takes up space, needs help, moseys, slinks, limps, drools, rocks, curls over on itself. The magnificence of a body that doesn’t get to choose when to go to the bathroom, let alone which bathroom to use. A body that doesn’t get to choose what to wear in the morning, what hairstyle to sport, how they’re going to move or stand, or what time they’re going to bed. The magnificence of bodies that have been coded, not just undesirable and ugly, but un-human. The magnificence of bodies that are understanding gender in far more complex ways than I could explain in an hour. Moving beyond a politic of desirability to loving the ugly. Respecting Ugly for how it has shaped us and been exiled. Seeing its power and magic, seeing the reasons it has been feared. Seeing it for what it is: some of our greatest strength.” — Mia Mingus Femmes of Color Symposium: Keynote Speech (via thegang)
Even though we all experience challenges to embody more of that Source I AM Light, nothing is always as it seems to be in the outer. The path of Spirit is that of mystery and when we completely let go and surrender, we allow the Divine Truth to show itself. We no longer feel the need to define it on our own and therefore already define it with our limited Human perception. We also don’t feel the need to follow anyone or their truth, because we know that everyone is just sharing their own experiences from their own level of awareness.
That is why I only connect to my own I AM Presence and focus on my own level of awareness to reach the Realms of Illuminated Truth. Everyone serves a purpose with their voice and Presence, but Divine Truth only comes through us alone. That is why my main message is about connecting with our own inner Divinity.” —Ascension Pioneers (via nirvikalpa)