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Heather Mizeur

 

| agitator for mindful social action and transformative change | teacher & author of radical love and heart wisdom | courageous speaker of uncomfortable truths |

This is a space where words are honored | for their power to inspire, motivate, disrupt | pushing to the edge of discomfort | connecting to a higher level of consciousness | a deeper awareness of self | inviting empowered emergence | in the cause and practice of personal and collective | liberation

White Supremacy’s Rage at the Capitol

White Supremacy’s Rage at the Capitol

I never imagined in my lifetime that I would witness a seditious, treasonous insurrection against our government by a mob of angry citizens that was incited by our own President and sitting Members of Congress, stoking the false rhetoric of a stolen election. Maybe I...

Whiteness is a Thing

Whiteness is a Thing

Being white and "whiteness" are not the same things. I want to share with you what I learned about how "whiteness is a thing." It is designed to make you think it does not apply to you, even as it seduces you into using its deceptive tactics to advance its interests...

A different kind of election message

A different kind of election message

Be gentle with yourself. We are in a collective moment where the stress is as high as the stakes in the outcome of the election and we are all better served by taking a step back from the chaos and investing in some self-care. Might you pull away from social media for...

Our Elusive Freedom – A Patriot’s Reckoning on Racism

Our Elusive Freedom – A Patriot’s Reckoning on Racism

The seeds of liberty were cloaked in hypocrisy from the very moment colonizing slaveholders drafted and signed our Declaration of Independence two hundred and forty-four years ago today. No wonder the promises of freedom have been so elusive. But there is a new day...

Uncomfortable Truths of Whiteness

Uncomfortable Truths of Whiteness

George Floyd. Amaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Bothem Jean. Atatiana Jefferson. Elijah Al-Amin. Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Jordan Davis. Anton Black. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Tamir Rice. Sandra Bland. Freddie Gray. These are only the names I can...

Resilience Test — The Week My Dog Died and I Lost My Job

Resilience Test — The Week My Dog Died and I Lost My Job

Navigating life can be bittersweet. On a recent Wednesday, my fourteen-year-old dog crossed over the rainbow bridge. On the following Monday, my twelve-year contract job was terminated with no notice. Fifty days into our pandemic quarantine and I would lose my best...

A Love Letter From Mother Earth

A Love Letter From Mother Earth

Mother Earth, how would the world be different if we radically loved you? Ask instead, my child, how the world would be different if you knew MY radical love for YOU? Say that again? Our relationship is alive and dynamic. But you have forgotten. For just one day,...

Rethinking What it Means to be Pro-LIFE

Rethinking What it Means to be Pro-LIFE

In the shadow of Capitol Hill, where hundreds of thousands of marchers will gather today for the annual “March For Life” I cannot help but think that this crowd is missing a major teaching about the entire spectrum and fullness of life that needs...

The 2nd Anniversary of My 2nd Coming Out

The 2nd Anniversary of My 2nd Coming Out

A letter from Heather R. Mizeur, Founder + CEO of Soul Force Politics, on the second anniversary of the organization's launch There is a certain bravery that must be summoned to live and speak in truth.  LGBTQ people are often adept at walking...

We must disarm, disrupt, and dismantle racism

Innocent, unarmed, beautiful black people being murdered by white people who "feel" unsafe because they are wearing hoodies or listening to rap music or playing with toy guns is a condition of this pandemic illness of racism and white supremacy...

The Promise of America

The Promise of America

On the 4th of July, I celebrate the promise of America. It's an opportunity to take an honest look at where we as a nation have miserably failed in the past, where we are still a work in progress, where we have spectacularly succeeded, and how we can live...

Radical Love Is The Medicine For These Times

Radical love is the medicine for these times. As we encounter so much overwhelming violence and darkness, our pledge must not be to "fight" it, but rather smother it with unconditional love. From the words and behavior of our President all the way down to...