What many don't realize is that oppression is bondage for not just for the oppressed but also for the oppressor. Our guest this week, Liberation Coach & podcast host Martissa Williams, has a solution of how to get free and unlearn oppression as a crucial embodiment practice towards modern spirituality and spiritual awakening. Martissa and Ben challenge us this week to harness the power of imagination to envision a mutually satisfying world where we can align with our intuition and actually unlearn oppression as a daily practice.
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One of our favorite yogis, Martissa Williams is the founder of Nekkid, a radical intersectional lifestyle brand bringing holistic healing and plant magic into our everyday lives. She intersects social and spiritual liberation, sharing a mindful practice with community organizations like Yoga 4 a Good Hood and hosting powerful conversation in her ongoing podcast series. We wish we could partake in her practice in person, but in the meantime we’ll share a soothing cup of herbal tea and peek in on her kitchen rituals.
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“Sarah hands it over to Martissa, who beautifully highlights that privilege is more than just race. She pushes the audience to think about how we can all create more space for those who don’t walk as easily in the world as we do. We’re essentially being told to keep an open mind and an open heart as we turn towards the topic of race and entrepreneurship.”
“We can’t heal our country, our world, we can’t find world peace unless there is individual peace. We are super interconnected and interdependent,” says Williams. “There is no being in your own personal turmoil and sharing peace with others. Yoga is where you can come and find some sort of internal peace.”
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