On this episode of Grit and Grace, Tahverlee is joined by her friend and spiritual leader, Dr. Anita Sanchez. Anita grew up in an indigenous community, recognizing that all people are made up of the different elements of the earth and that all beings are interconnected with nature, both now and in ages past. Despite her wholesome upbringing, she experienced more than her fair share of suffering, being sexually abused for nine years and losing her father in a racially motivated act of violence. As a young adult, she was introduced to the Eagle Hoop prophecy and the Mohican elder’s vision of the four sacred gifts for all humanity. These gifts have resonated so strongly with Anita that they have changed the course of her life and her career. She wrote a book entitled “The Four Sacred Gifts” and she travels all over the world talking with leaders about integrating the gifts into their businesses.
The four sacred gifts are: (1) The power to forgive the unforgivable, (2) The power of unity, (3) The power of healing, and (4) Hope in action. Anita shares with listeners that people typically want to focus on the powers of unity and healing, but in order to make any progress towards those goals, a lot of internal work has to be done to re-establish hope by tapping into the power to forgive the unforgivable. Our culture conditions us to push away feelings of hurt or past traumas rather than working through what happened, taking away the lessons learned, forgiving the people who caused the hurt, and moving on from the event as a stronger and more whole being. Anita also talks with listeners about the influence of being connected with the land of your ancestors and the ancestors of the land where you currently reside, emphasizing their importance in your interconnectedness with yourself, those around you, and nature. While the coronavirus pandemic has led to much personal suffering for many people all over the world, Anita speaks of the positive impacts on the earth and on personal relationships, saying that perhaps this was done for us. She encourages listeners to own their own power, dignity, and respect and give themselves the space to imagine what could be.
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