This is our declaration to remove patriarchial structures from this container.
We, the founders of House of Enlightenedhood, divest our time, energy, and participation in patriarchal spirituality.
We define patriarchy as anything or anyone that perpetuates oppressive systems built for the power and greed of a few at the expense of many.
Spirituality is not a commercial industry, nor is it meant to be institutionalized. We consciously step away from big business platforms that are detrimental to our well-being. Together we will innovate new spaces for spirituality that break free from harmful capitalistic and supremacist ideologies. We choose to reinvest in our community. We intend to reimagine wealth, success narratives and create sovereign communities that no longer rely on big businesses to thrive.
We detach from spiritual narratives crafted by the patriarchy that gatekeep wisdom, healing, and community. We choose a deconstructed approach to spirituality that honors each soul’s expression of divine love. We choose spaces that empower the collective over the individual.
We honor the ancient cultures and lineages of wisdom, teachings, and practices in forms that are not diluted, altered, appropriated, or whitewashed to appeal to a Western market. Together, we choose to build a space distanced from colonized spiritual rhetoric and always create space to listen, unlearn, and evolve.
We each have a responsibility to heal our wounds as well as the wounds of the Land. We acknowledge the First Nations of these lands. We acknowledge that many of us are settlers that have been disconnected from the Land of our Ancestors.
We choose to level the playing field and remove big business-built hierarchies and narratives about what it means to be a spiritual teacher. We choose the highest good of all over ego. We choose to create a space that does not value follower counts, book deals, or carefully cultivated color palettes but instead healed wounds and transmuted experiences.
We believe in a many-to-many, a heart-centered approach that empowers the healing journey of every single member. We choose to uplift the wisdom of our community.
We collectively agree that we are spiritual beings, not spiritual doers. We release the narrative of Industrial Revolutionized “efficiency” and modern-day hustle culture. Together, we choose to practice embodying deeper levels of what it means to not be in competition with one another. We choose restfulness. We choose surrender. We choose flow. We release the idea that prosperity involves struggle.
We choose to return to the frequency of being, allowing ourselves to show up exactly as we are, and feel liberated knowing there is no patriarchy here to tell us that we’re not enough.
Because we are. And we hold all the power knowing it.
If you feel called to this mission, too, we invite you to join us in our spiritual cooperative.