Digging At The Moment: June 16

  1. Reading: How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi — I’m actually doing this via audio books. It’s great to listen to while I’m cleaning up or driving. I’ve been allowing each chapter to sink in as I walk in the world with new knowledge. I feel like I’m reading and studying yoga philosophy and discourse. Consciousness is rising.

  2. Listening: Bob Marley, live at the Rainbow Theatre in London — We are in the midst of a major uprising and raising consciousness. Aka, we NEED Bob. I’ll be playing this in the store when we open this weekend. And you can play it in the background or watch it at home. 

  3. Burning: Palo santo — Fact... we are still in the middle of a pandemic and your home needs to be zen as fuck. This helps. It also helps keep bugs at bay, so burn a little on your patio or front porch. 

  4. Adorning: Pearls for June birthdays — We’ve got the perfect collection of pearls for all the June babies in your life. This collaboration with Amy Vander Els was born from the desire to collaborate and create something beautiful in this crazy time, and proceeds also go towards a women’s shelter in Boston.

  5. Watching: The Mission — The history of this true story movie is mentioned in Ibram X. Kendi’s book. While not specific to the US, it is important history on white supremacy. It takes place in 18th century South America, where Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. In this movie are glimpses of the colonization and land robbing of the indigenous, along with African enslavement. Based on all true events, this movie is deep and mesmerizing with an incredible score and cinematography. These atrocities still happen today in remote parts of South America.

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