I’m briefly breaking my sabbatical to bring Summer guidance offerings to you. (You can read more about my ongoing sabbatical in this update post.)
This time, I’m not accepting payment directly for your Cards. Instead, I’m sending a call for donations to help the migrant family crisis happening in the US.
When you send me proof of a June donation to an agency that is helping migrant families at the border, I’ll send you either a single card (for donation receipts $5+) or the Activate 3-card spread (for donation receipts $20+). You can choose your own or one from the list below. I’ll be sending out readings until June 30.
I’ve chosen to do this because so much of this soul work turns inward that we sometimes get stuck in introspection mode. I think it’s easy for those in the spiritual direction/healing realm to forget that the other piece of becoming self-actualized is to then turn the light of our Self out into the world. I would argue that we cannot reach any level of personal enlightenment until we’ve confronted our implicit biases, acknowledged our privileges, and determined to leverage our Love and Light for the emancipation of others. This is an ongoing work – the more you know, the more you are responsible to. If my WGG work isn’t encouraging others to do these things, I have failed in my mission. I’ll admit that this month, I’m strong-arming you a bit, but oh well. 😉
Agencies that are helping [source]
ActBlue Charities has set up a link that allows you to split one donation amount to eight different organizations, including the ACLU, United We Dream, Kids in Need of Defense(KIND), and the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project. Donate here.
South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR): This project of the American Bar Association is currently supporting over 1,000 unaccompanied children in detention centers across South Texas. Donate here.
This Slate article has a bunch more agencies, overlapping only a bit with the above.
This list is not exhaustive; if there’s an org you prefer or have already donated to, please send me your June donation receipt.
We cannot reach any level of personal enlightenment until we’ve confronted our implicit biases, acknowledged our privileges, and determined to leverage our “Love and Light” for the emancipation of others.
Learn more about the migrant family separation crisis
It’s a lot to get your head around. This Vox explainer is a good place to start.
It’s not just migrant families we’re separating
I’m also accepting donation receipts to organizations who help incarcerated US citizens separated from their families and communities. The National Bailout Day group and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children are both excellent activist groups to support.
Everyday an average of 700,000 people are condemned to local jails and separated from their families. A majority of them are there simply because they cannot afford to pay bail…Pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on our communities in particular. Black people are over two times more likely to be arrested and once arrested are twice as likely to be caged before trial. Our LBGTQ and gender nonconforming family are targeted and caged at even more alarming rates, and once in jail are significantly more likely to be sexually and physically abused. For instance, one in five transgender women have spent time in prison or jail and one in three of them reported being sexually assaulted while there.” [source]
What to do
Donate to a migrant (or prisoner) relief fund in June and forward your receipt to me, here. I’ll send you either a single card (for donation receipts $5+) or the Activate 3-card spread (for donation receipts $20+).
Of note: You’ll be receiving guidance from my work-in-progress decolonized, animal fact & metaphor card deck (which isn’t a card deck at all yet, just a spinner app on my phone!). If you were getting New Moon cards last December, you were receiving guidance from these already! I might have a few new animals in there – I have a few favorite mythical creatures that have come to me.