Toxic Behaviour, Colonialism & White Privilege in 'Spiritual Communities'
Toxic behaviour, colonialism and white privilege in 'spiritual communities.'
Inverted commas because it's not community if it's not inclusive and safe for everyone.
Here's a clear explanation of what white privilege is:
I have experienced and witnessed countless times this type of behaviour below, and to make it clear I do not work with anyone that is not willing to unthread white privilege and committed to decolonising. Both of which to ignore, is not healing or reclaiming your ancestral roots. Therefore a person not willing to, cannot claim the love they have for our Mother because colonialism and patriarchy is oppressing, destroying and stripping our earth and our humanity whether you receive privilege or not, both are oppressive and feeding a system that continually wants to control and divide humanity. I add this in, only because too many hide behind what is now an image, but through their behaviour is not honest or truthful. That is not witch, shaman, healer, or reader.
Don't approach me believing I am one of those witches that will not hold you accountable for your behaviour.
White privilege is toxic behaviour. It's a dissociation from reality and from the truth. It is societal privileges that benefits wp over non wp. Inclusive to the belief, is privilege to take from other cultures, and not be held accountable or responsible for the hurt of feeding systematic oppression and institutionalised racism to those that experience it daily. To not listen to marginalised groups or give a shit how this affects and hurts people because you have chosen to believe the brainwashing bullshit that your skin tone is 'better' than others believing in the lie that you are better than the rest of humanity. Madness.
Though it is not our fault of the societal structures we are born into, we are certainly responsible to outgrow and unthread it.
Pack mentality- the pack mentality of those that refuse to unthread wp is rampant in spiritual communities.
It clearly outlines their guilt, weakness, insecurity, neediness and their dire need to have their ego stroked to keep their denial and shame hidden beneath the masks of arrogance, hate, rage and of no true power. None of which is true connection, just one of need and convenience to suppress their inconsistent image of what witch is not.
This is also a toxic behaviour.
Wp is also racist behaviour. Though it may not be intentional to many because they are not aware of what wp is, you do know now. It isn't something to be overwhelmed about but find your own individual flow when committing to unthread this behaviour. There are plenty of websites and Facebook pages you can learn from. I do speak about it on both of my Facebook pages here:
Snake & Wild Roots: https://www.facebook.com/snakeandwildroots/
Ancestral Witchcraft: Women's Healing from Colonialism- https://www.facebook.com/sheofthewilddarkness/
It is a responsibility for any healer, reader, witch, shaman, teacher, facilitator to do the work and decolonise to make communities inclusive and safe for all.
Below, listed in point form, is toxic behaviours found in spiritual communities and also many of them explain the toxic behaviour of white privilege and fragility that I have, and many others have experienced.
-angry and takes no responsibility for that anger consistently blaming others.
-consistently wants and needs attention.
-wants to hurry the healing process or doesn't believe in it perpetuating the same cyclic toxic behaviour in their life. Recreating one drama after another.
-usually has addictive behaviours
-places people on pedestals and also wants to be placed on a pedestal.
-believes nothing is wrong with them, and denies anything is wrong with them when confronted with core healing wounds.
-addicted to the glamour of what witch is not. This hides the truth of what emotionally needs attention and masks who they really are beneath the image. This also feeds a stereotype that is not real.
- culturally appropriates, not caring about the PSTD response it triggers in First Nations and coloured people also believes it's their right to take and happy to make money from it.
- pushes boundaries and has no boundaries.
- gets angry when boundaries are placed or confronted with the truth and will retaliate by spreading lies.
- is racist and keeps this hidden behind the mask of witch, shaman, healer, reader.
- hides behind the mask of doing 'good.' This can be from highlighting or donating to animal activism, to sharing posts on minority groups to hide wp behaviour, hidden racism and/or narcissistic traits.
- the feeding of the stereotypical mask of witch, hides many dysfunctional behaviours therefore not truthfully interested in healing the earth or healing in general.
-believes in the soft and fluffy belief of what healing is not. This hides dysfunctional behaviours and feeds avoidance of the truth.
-doesn't take responsibility for their behaviour.
-narcissistic behaviour is included and though not all toxic people are narcissists, all narcissists are toxic.