A quick note about the current state of affairs in our culture. It is necessary that abuses of power are being exposed from Washington D.C. to Hollywoood and hopefully eventually everywhere. However, this is also a time when a lot of people may be experiencing trauma triggers and a re-emergence of experiences that need attention and healing. If this is happening, please take time to bring loving attention to it and to keep a dual awareness. This means that while experiencing the traumatic memories and the painful sensations and emotions, also keep an awareness of the present moment and who you are today and how far you have come. We are not our traumas. We are infinitely more. Please seek help from your favorite healthcare providers and reach out to your community. If you do not have community support, begin to create it. Separation, secrets, lies, and denial keep the shadow parts of ourselves and our culture thriving. Exposure and loving awareness turn our traumas into true empowerment.