You’ve Got Lael Episode 60: Why Imagination Matters

Today we delve into the power of visualization and manifestation. Not the individualistic, spiritual bypassy kind, but the visualization and dreaming that liberation leaders have been teaching for 100s of years. We spend a lot of time talking about what's terrible in the world. How does imaging the kind of world we want to live in shift our energy and our actions? How might focusing on what's possible create positive change in our communities? our schools? our places of work?

I keep listening and learning from people who are leading movements for change and applying (imperfectly) the tools they recommend. Here's some people you might want to learn from:

Malcolm X

Octavia Butler

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha

Sonja Renee Taylor

Myisha T Hill

bell hooks

Robin Kelly

Devon Price

adrienne maree brown

Mia Mingus

Michelle Cassandra Johnson

Stephanie Ghoston Paul

Trudi LeBron

Tricia Hersey

Rebecca Greenidge 

Including some guests from this show:

LaQuisha Minneweather

AJ MCCreary

Tristan Katz

Steff Gallante

Tara Benavente

Dana Sturtevant

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This episode is brought to you by Lael Petersen Coaching. Lael Petersen Coaching provides dynamic coaching for people who want to know themselves on a deeper level, shift outdated habits, and live their lives with purpose. If you are tired of feeling stuck and are ready to grow and change, let’s talk!


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Podcast editing and production by:

Casey Pinit, Shelly Criswell of Criswell Solutions & Lindsey Moore of Looplu Design

Song Credit: In Another Place by Isaac Elliott