Revillaging episode 10: The systems we uphold – Ravideep Kaur

“When we look at different ways of being in the world from a spiritual point of view, there is this kind of freeness, this spirit to just place yourself wherever. When we’re talking about nature and we’re talking about the farmers in India, we’re talking about being in connection with the Motherland, with the Earth, all of these things, we only do that through the power of presence and really listening to what our inner wisdom is saying.

That’s what I’m encouraging people to do, to reclaim parts of themselves that have either been lost or have been taken away or that they’re rebuilding to then show up in a completely different way. And it’s painful because you feel as though you’re losing parts of yourself. And to be honest, you are.”

– Ravideep Kaur, Revillaging

In this episode of Revillaging, I chat with Ravideep Kaur, a presence coach and anti-oppression consultant who lives in Scotland and invites others to mindful activism. Her special focus is on decolonisation and reclaiming power and her approach is underpinned by her Sikh spirituality.

We talk about activism and activation as the still, ordinary and contemplative actions that change the world through authentic connection with the people around us, like our children. The idea that big equates effective is colonial.

Conversation touch points include:

  • Listening to the body’s wisdom
  • Questioning why we’re in a rush and why we’re being rushed
  • The challenges of discussing complex topics on social media
  • Our need to be “the best in class”
  • The invitation to be vulnerable
  • The role of spirituality in our activation

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Follow Ravideep on Instagram and visit her website to find out more about her coaching and anti racism work, and to book on to one of her courses.

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Photo by Samuel Regan-Asante on Unsplash

[she/her] • writer • unschooler • team Soul Farm • Revillaging podcast • breastfeeding counsellor • Trinidadian in Cornwall

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