In today’s Conscious Conversation, I’m joined by Chuck Fluker, an American man who just happens to be black. Chuck is a holistic body worker which, as a black man, makes him kind of a unicorn. I loved being able to hear his perspective! We explored not only personal experiences, but delved into the roots of the systemic oppression of all people. At a time when deep, meaningful conversations seem to be in short supply, it’s more important than ever to practice real, authentic connection. I hope you’re uplifted by this latest video.
Resources mentioned on the call:
Stamped from the Beginning (Book)
Animal Farm (Book) – Heads up! The Audible version is free right now!
Find Chuck at: https://urmassage.com/
Thanks so much for watching this installment of Conscious Conversations. If you feel that your voice, or the voice of a group you identify with isn’t being heard, and you’d like to participate in a public conversation like this, or if you know someone who would be perfect for this format, please contact me through my website at MelodyFletcher.com.
Otherwise, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below. Did you enjoy this format? Were there any aha moments? Were you left with more, unanswered questions that you may want us to answer in future conversations? Did you get uncomfortable? Were you able to sit through the discomfort and come to a new understanding? Let me know in the comments.
All voices are welcome, but we do ask that you keep it respectful and constructive. In other words, what you have to say is important, just don’t be a dick about it.
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Until next time, I’m Melody Fletcher, and thank you for bringing your light to the world.
Hi Melody! Thanks for replying and great to hear you’re doing fine 🙂
I completely agree that it doesn’t always serve you to do energy work publicly. These things take time and you’ll want to stabilize your new energy before “coming out” to the public. Lol, I used the term “coming out” on purpose because I’ve personally gone thru an immense energetic change: a shift in my sexual identity. I’ve now lived with my new identity for over three months and everything has started to make much more sense. I used to be so deeply in denial and had very much operated on a “comphet” (compulsory heterosexuality) mode that I wasn’t able to even toy with the idea I might be attracted to women…But I’m glad the fog is now lifting and that I’ve become more confident in myself so that I’m ready to embrace my authentic self. I’m not fully out to everyone since it doesn’t yet feel right at this point but hey…It’s my reality, so I get to choose whom to share the news with, right? 😉
Looking forward to hear more from you!
OMG congratulations! What a HUGE insight into your true self! I can imagine that this will open up your life in so many ways, as suppressing this energy would’ve had quite a ripple effect (and so will releasing it). Thank you so much for sharing your truth here. So, SOOO happy for you!! <3
Hi Melody! Happy New Year 2022 🙂 Thought to check in because I noticed this blog hasn’t been updated for a long time now. So, hopefully you’re okay and that you simply have not been inspired to post anything. Nonetheless, I’ve noticed lately that people don’t seem to “need” outside sources as much as they used to (myself included) but instead have started to learn to trust their own inner wisdom and guidance. Perhaps you’ve noticed the same trend? Anyway, I hope you’re doing well and should you feel like posting something here on this blog, I’m pretty sure your readership would be absolutely delighted 🙂
Hey Lady R!
Thanks so much for checking in! I’m really great actually.
Yep, I was pulled into a mighty cocoon, actually starting October 2019, but it took a while for me to go all the way in, lol.
The last 2 years have been one incredibly journey for me, with mega shifts and tons of energy work. Couldn’t really do this publicly, and didn’t really have any warning (didn’t realize what was actually happening until I was well into it).
I’m certainly not done by any means, and will come back. I’m just not yet clear on the details. I feel it’s imminent, though. We’ve definitely shifted into a whole new reality, and now it’s time to figure out how to operate on this side of the veil, so to speak. What an adventure. And yes, I would love to share this all with you, so stay tuned. As soon as I get even a shred of inspiration to do so, I will. Seems to be starting already, since I’m answering you here, lol.
I hope you’re doing well, too! Thanks again for checking in.
Huge smooshy hugs,
Hi Melody I just wanted to say, thank you so much for your blog!! It helped me back in 2013 quit my job and I have been free and provided by the universe ever since! I owe you so much! I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next!! <3<3<3
hi does this blog still exist? Is Melody OK?
Yes, I’m ok. I’ve just been working behind the scenes a lot in the last few months. Feeling inspired to work publicly again soon. My current idea is to hold a big, public Q and A call, so I can see where people are at, and create public teachings off of what people are actually struggling with (as opposed to general teachings. You know I like to get specific). What do you think? 🙂
Hi Melody, I’m glad you are doing well. A Q&A is a great idea but your teachings are never “general”. They address very specific issues with very real people all the time. You just don’t know who and when most of the time. When reading your blogs you addressed many issues with me, like I did not know I want/need to know “this or that”. I am sure the same applies to many more people. That we all still have questions is certainly true, but I, and I am sure many others, miss the “general” blogs. Because they will address an issue sooner or later. If the message of a “general” blog goes over my head the day it was posted, I may well get the benefit later when I search for something in your great library. All the best with your new plans.
Thanks so much for the feedback Mary. Still waiting for that specific inspiration here, but I can feel it building… yay!
This is a topic worth talking about. I actually enjoyed reading through. I hope you get some new wisdom from my article as well.
Really important conversation to have, and especially helpful to me as I’m trying to understand how to be a better human being, and what my whiteness means both for me, and for others who are not me. I love how frank you are and your no BS vibe. Thank you so much for sharing x
Thank you, Chuck and Melody, for sharing your conversation with me. Most valuable for my own growth was absorbing this whole approach of “gathering data” in conversations. (rather than my default mode of seeking to convince or dismissively judging those who have reached different conclusions! ).
If the old saying “united we stand and divided we fall” has validity, then gathering data from everyone may be a way to begin to connect our precious diversity.
The comment about ‘white is better‘ is inherently associated with colonialism. Same attitudes existed in India and China. The word ‘ kowtow’ Comes from that ( in China/hongkong) Both class based/colour based/pecking order based.
Wow Farah. Thank you so much for that. I’m getting more and more into the Etymology of words these days, as I’m finding the “true” meaning of words are often hidden. And rediscovering those meanings can lead to many insights. Thanks so much for joining the conversation! <3