In my last post, I talked about how every person has pain, no matter their race or religion.
Well recently, I experienced something that speaks to this point … and #realtalk—it kind of
messed with my whole reality.
A friend of mine was doing an event in Costa Rica. In the room, she kept deferring to a certain
group of people. I couldn’t understand why, so I asked her … after all, SHE is the
expert. The attendees came to see HER and learn from HER wisdom.
So what the hell was she doing??
Turns out that the people she was deferring to are Jewish. She’s German, and she didn’t want to
“abuse” her power as a descendant of Hitler.
#mindblown. I didn’t realize it ran so deep.
THAT is the historical/cultural wound that holds her back. Because of it, she wasn’t pouring into
the people who were there the way she really could have.
Then I saw it again … with another one of my friends who is of Asian ancestry. She is absolutely
brilliant. I mean, she gets shit DONE … behind the scenes.
She can’t step into the spotlight … because that would be looked down upon by people of her
So she loses money. She holds herself back because of the historical wound that tells her she can
be brilliant, but not SEEN.
My Latino sisters … I’ve seen them forced to choose between their families and their dreams.
They’re told they can’t have both. And God forbid they choose to follow their dreams—then
Do you see? How our wounds impact our money?
I believe God is showing me these things—that God is BLOWING MY MIND—right now
because it’s time for me to evolve … to expand the conversation. Perhaps God is forcing me to heal the wounds I am working on right now around the absence of my father, Jesus, and with Black Men, so I can help even more people heal … so we have a world that works… for everyone.
You know I stand for Black Women. My sisters carry me. That’s how we made The Black Woman Millionaire book a bestseller in three hours.
But it wasn’t only Black Women who drove that book to #1. It was Black men, White men, German Women, and people WORLDWIDE who listen to my Word on a regular basis. My tribe is inclusive, empowers my leadership, and loves me in all my messiness. As I heal, emotionally mature, and spiritually evolve, I am really BEing with how important my Word and my work is in the world.
The truth is, people of BOTH genders, races, and religions have historical and cultural
wounds. So my Word feeds those who have ears to hear.
When I turn on the TV and I hear hurt dressed in anger, I feel selfish. I can see how the wounds of the past murder trust. When wounds talk, we war. We “war” on the news, we war with police and their wounds, and we war in our personal relationships. We’re so busy trying to get respect (as a man) or be heard (as a woman) that we don’t heal the wounds that impact our money. And be clear: when you have your own money, you are no longer a slave to other people’s wounds.
I am still sorting all of this out, but I want to include you, my cherished tribe, in my evolution. I feel Spirit compelling me to make room for those willing to heal their heart from the historical and cultural wounds that hold them back. Right now, Black Men specifically … but my sisters worldwide, too, over the next year.
To further this conversation, I have a fundamental question to ask you … in my
So stay with me. Watch for it.
It really is time.
Comment below, so we can bear witness:
Do you have a historical/cultural wound that you’ve inherited? How does it hold you back?