I. Bedstuy-KÒmUNITY Transformation Group (KTG) : Building KÒmUNITY in-Beyond Diversity (BKiBD)

(KÒ/KÒre=Core= the part of us which connects us with each other

and with the rest of the universe/multiverse)

 

I would like you to invite YOU, Bedstuy residents AND friends, to help build a community in diversity by being part of developing a pilot program in community empowerment and transformation.  The goal of Bedstuy-KTG is to make Bedstuy-TUBMAN Village, Brooklyn, NYC a flagship of community transformation and civic engagement national by developing a program that that promotes individual function their cores so that they can make more powerful life choices.

“That which connects us is so much bigger than that which ‘diversify’ us.” Dr. SachaVi, Circa 2011

As a primary focus, this project will introduce the applied and clinical aspect of “movement work,” based on the understanding that fear is at the root of ALL of our challenges as humans. That is because fear is the flipside of us not being able to adequately connect with our power as humans, individually and collectively.  It is fear which supports the notion that we are separate as humans, a false notion, which is being re-codified as “diversity” in effect.

In addition, among other things, and more specific to Bedstuy, this presentation/workshop will address the opportunity that “gentrification” has brought to our door. “Gentrification” denotes at least two points: (1) The original inhabitants were not “gents,” This speaks to our culture of human value, and (2) The action of the minority can define the community.  The latter speaks to the relative “inaction” of the majority. A principal vehicle of KTG in Bedstuy-Brooklyn is the infusion of holistic principles into health and human services.  We are terming this KÒlisticism, holistics from the KÒre.

Bedstuy: A Bedrock for Community Empowerment. 

 

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II. KÒèBON-Blacks Living from the KÒre

Black Lives Matter(BLM) Operationalized . . . Moving Beyond Race

What does being BLAK have to do with the evolution of the human race?

S T R U C T U R A L                   R A C I S M

Structural racism is both structured and amorphous

It can be invisible at the same time ubiquitous.

  It is long term-standing  in the birth of the nation,

and immediate as a stop and frisk. It is planned, and it is random.

 It is foreign,  and most of all more than domestic,  it is fanilial

 You see, racism is low-consciousness around race.                                                                                          

    In its familiarity, I will take mine in black to go. 

Dr. SachaVi, Feb

Honor of the ELDERS that effected the movement Black Lives Matter (BLM).  Having done that, put out the call so effectively, let us now operationalize it into actionable items:

 

 A. LIVING BLACK LIVES MATTER: What makes black lives matter (BLM)? The more exact question would be ‘Who make black lives matter?’ It is BLAK people that make black lives matter. The question that we are to be asking, answer, and taking action on is: Are we each living our lives at the level to make black lives matter.  This offers the operationalization of the call to BLM into a concreate action item: Living each our lives at a level to make black lives matter.

B. TRANSMUTATION OF STRUCTURAL RACISM: If we so believe that civilization started in Africa, how is that it is the African-descent nations who are on the receiving-end of global economic welfare?  With all due respect and honor, the Civil Rights Movement being an extension the Ayisyen Revolution (Ayibobo), the message for me here: we have spent a lot of time and effort on “getting them to do the right thing.”  In the equation of life, which is the variable over which one has the greatest control?  Is it not oneself?  I did not have the language of structural racism back in in the late 1990 when the term psycho-cultural infrastructure first came to me.  I am only now realizing that I was in fact addressing the structural racism by analyzing the clinical inadequacies of societal infrastructures, which are our institutions.  See website www.VAyaInsistitute.net, tab-Literature, subtab-publications: “Psycho-Cultural Infrastructures … A Missing Focus in Community Systems.”

C. RACISM AS A TREATABLE CLINICAL DISEASE: The most central public mental health concern to this Nation in general, and to African Americans in particular, is racism. Yes, racism is a mental health issue. What is the state of mind that is costing us the most? What is the mind state that threatens the human-race? I am opening with racism because that will catch your attention. But racism is the color IT takes just one day of the week. On another day it is classism, another day sexism, xenophobia, homo/transgender phobia, another day able-centrism. Yes, IT can take a different color and a different name each day.  And what is the IT. The IT is FEAR.

My dear colleagues as health and community affairs professionals, indeed as a nation, we have not adequately addressed RACISM as a clinical disease. And I dare say as a treatable clinical disease. As a treatable clinical disease treatable from the individual and on the global level. My dear colleagues the public in public psychiatry is humanity. And we are here: at the door to take on hatred as the clinical disease that it is. And #45 offers the keyhole. His blessings, and i mean blessings, operationalize the point that the states of mind that is costing us the most, and is literally a threat to our human existence, is not schizophrenia, it is not substance use. It is not any of the diagnoses that are found in our formal diagnostic manuals.

Dear Colleagues, the biggest public mental health challenge is fear in all-of-its manifestations.

 ‘If it’s what is best for the public, we can make it doable.’ Dr. SachaVi, Circa 1994

 I ask you: Can we do this? Can we operationalize the treatment of fear as a global public health problem?  Yes.  We can!

 

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III. IMANITE&Ayiti, 2010 . . .  Building the Ayisyen Bonds

When Ayiti declared its independence it redefined humanity.  We have the opportunity AND obligation to do this again today.  But first we must redefine what it means to be Ayisyen.

Our ancestors told us WHAT to do . . . Build a union

IMANITE&Ayiti is teaching us HOW . . . Keep LèAyisyen

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IV. KÒnFÒ: Human Hospitality from the KÒre . . .

The hospitality industry is in fact the industry of being human: “treat thy neighbor as thy self.” As such, the fear-based social and economic injustices that presently exist within that industry are in fact measures of the in-humanness in our human-society in general.  In its capturing of these measures, the hospitality industry with the sub-components of nutrition, self-care, and leisure, maybe the strongest industry to remedy our human-ills at a most fundamental level.  Human Hospitality Industry as Vehicle for Humanity Evolution.

 

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V. KÒmUNITY KÒmers . . . KÒmUNITY Wealth Building …

Wealth for the Greater Good …

Working for Each Ourselves TOGETHER …

An IntentionALL Family Businesses

 

KÒmUNITY KÒmers has as its primary objection the INTENTIONall linking of local business to the consciousness of global sustainability, adopting the multiple stakeholder 5-Principles model:

  • Power
  • Passion
  • Purpose
  • People
  • Profit

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VI. TRANSformation-X . . .

Towards the Liberation of Human Consciousness . . . In Realignment of the Prison-Industrial-Complex—

The United States of America is the most migrated-to nation in the world. As such, the U.S. is the most representative country of the human-race, and by extension of humanity, and the human process.  Within the U.S., the prison industrial complex captures humanity at its lowest level of consciousness in several ways: in terms of those who committed the crimes (false sense of alternatives), in terms those who are falsely imprisoned (racism and the  forces behind that practice—Dr. Joy DeGruy: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome), the mentality behind this mode of intervention— (fear/punishment-based: Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now), and lastly, those who financially profit from this enterprise (greed and overconsumption).

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VII. SÒrFRa* AdamAlphaOmega (AAo): Sexuality from the KÒre

Celebrating our sexuality(ies) as manifestations of the INFINITE in us,   as us, and THROUGH us. (*SÒrFRa =Sorority-Fraternity)

Within the mission/vision of the KÒmUNITY Transformation Group (KTG) of VAyaLOKALZepi, LLC and in collaboration with HumanityEvolutionMovement.org, KÒèX is to develop a community of individuals committed to self-actualize their human potential to create positive transformation of the human community in the context of sexuality(ies). The KÒèX program is the call-out for members of the sexuality community, **LGBTQ-SGLAITS-S, etc., to join the conversation of connecting sexuality to humanity evolution.

 

Having had to make a contrary choice on a fundamental aspect of human existence, members of the sexuality community has to face the centrality of choice-beyond-fear to human existence.  They had to face this at a most profound level.  The challenge facing human society as this point in its evolution, is to make different choices of action despite fear.  And in that process, overcome fear as THE human burden.  The link-characteristics, the bond, of the sexuality community is the experience of having had made a difficult choice connected to a primary life force, sexuality: The choice to be TRUE.  HKP is the technology developed to support in accessing TRUE-ness, on the individual to global.

The uniqueness of that experience of having to make a choice      beyond fear is THE bond, a message for humanity.

 

Human Kore\KÒmUNITY Process (HKP) …

We have the technology.

We have the methodology.

 

(**LGBTQSGLAITS = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer-

Same-Gender-Loving, Asexual, Intersexual, Two-Spirited-Straight)

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VIII.  KÒrangEls: Art, Artistry and Artist from the KÒre—

Creation of self as primary art form …

Art is the industry most associated the process of creation, capturing the central function of the infinite, to create.  As such, artists hold a peculiar place in the conversation of being INTENTIONall, i.e., identifying as manifestation of the infinite as us, in us, and through us.  KÒrangEls is the project being offered to bring together the community of artist who are taking on INTENTIONall-ity as primary art form.  KÒrangEls as a name embodies, or has imbedded, two other terms: Angels and Orange.   Angels is an obvious reference.  Orange is being denotes an evolution of cultural-consciousness, as in evolution of the blues.

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IX. KÒpKÒmUNITY (KKP)

Healing the Wounds of Police Brutality…

When the political becomes personal  is also when the personal becomes political.

 

Police brutality is front and center in the our focus of societal injustices.  It is a multi-dimensional challenge. KÒpKÒmUNITY (KKP) will address the clinical dimension of this challenge.  We are offering this unique systems analysis:  The clinical challenges are individual, on both sides, and cultural, on both side.

On Jan. 11th, 2021 I had the experience of being stopped by the security guard of my neighborhood supermarket chain store.  I had been shopping there for over 17 years, and I had a club membership. It was mid-afternoon and I had been running errands all day.  I first stopped into my local bank to request and appointment with my bank manager to discuss his bank and my company collaborating on these projects.  I stopped into the food store to buy the ingredients to make a sandwich, thinking that it would be a quick process, only to realize that the line had L-shaped across the front of the store the back of the store.  Seeing that, I deposited my items on a shelf and was attempting to leave. It is in typing this that I am recalling that I did notice the guard noticing me when I was going through the first aisle.  I had no framework to give it importance.

I was close to the exit when he approached me.  I don’t remember if he said anything.  He reached for me or my bag.  I had no idea what was going on.  What I noticed is that put my hands up.  At that point the flooding began.  That period seemed much longer than it must have been.  During that period, I connected with the pain.  The gravity of police brutality in America which stop-frisk is a form of.  I found myself saying ‘Oh, I am getting the full experience.”  I kept repeating that.  By that I meant the full experience of being Black-man in America.  That night I found myself not being able to sleep.  Not sure why I did not feel safe at home.  So, I checked into a hotel for two days.  Two weeks later I found myself hesitating to enter a store in the local mall when I noticed the police officer.  I found myself going to talk to him as a preventive measure that he knows I know he is watching me.

I have been having flash back of the incident whenever I see a uniform-personnel in stores. Yes, signs of PTSD.  This was an attack of the most severe form: the attacker is unseen.  This attacker is both amorphous and multifaceted:  It is structural racism.  I see his face. I now fully appreciate the trauma of having lost my innocence.

I am sharing this because because it is this experience which so confirmed my understanding  to the depths of the clinical aspect community work.  It this personal experience which proved what was until now as a theoretical  position:  My professional mind had been blocking appreciating this level of pain in the community.

 

Home is where you are stolen from …    

Africa-American Narrative …

Home is where your innocence is stolen from you …

An African-American Reality…

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 X. Integrative Psychiatric Medicine:

The field mental health, which includes psychiatric-medicine, purports an integrative (bio-psycho-socio) approach to taking on human challenges from the individual to the societal, indeed, to the global level. However, it can be argued, that while modern psychotherapy touts the principle of “strength-based” it has failed:  One cannot have a   strength-based paradigm which does not include structure of power.  By failing to systematically and rigorously include power in its application, modern clinical science has failed on its own terms.

 

KÒ/KÒre=Core= the part of us which connects us with each other and with the rest of the universe/multiverse)

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