Friends and family came together to share positive energy, love, light and spiritual power this past scorching hot Saturday in NE DC. At The SunPeople Festival I experienced the power of Acu spiraling Reiki & Tapping, received a reading from a spiritual worker and connected with many other spiritual beings. Festivities included liturgical dancing, drumming and vocal performances, and vendors, breathing classes, touch therapy, holistic living information sessions, healthy food tasting and DJ Monty kept the party going with his Afro Soul music vibes!
The vendors of the event and the sponsoring organization came together and discussed how we could further spread the message of Holistic/Spiritual Health and Wellness with the community in Ward 7. Many expressed their concern about the major disconnects that exist between black folks in the community and free resource centers like Riverside Healthy Living Center, and in Washington DC as a whole.
One vendor expressed:
“Ward 7 doesn’t know what Ward 6 or 5 is doing of what services they have to offer, we have to do better with getting information directly to the people and with coming together as a whole”
Our charge is to continue to organize informational and spiritually empowering events like The Sunpeople Festival but to also bridge the gap between old and young. Do more community based, foot to pavement street work. Get from behind office doors and office desks and talk to the people in our community, know them by name. It’s not the only solution but it is a great place to start.
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