*sigh*

Most dollar bill transactions that I find myself involved in feel sticky-icky, constantly wondering if I'm being cheated (because we often are). When I buy that 8 dollar drink from Whole Foods, is this really about serving the community with whole foods or are you taking advantage of me?

I find myself untrusting of most price points, the quality of what they offer and their true value. The cost of things has become an ugly system of manipulation, deceiving the next best customer to make a sale. Years of this and now, here we are, none of us trusting anyone. Paint that picture. Every time dollars are spent, unconscious thoughts boil beneath the surface. Tension builds, sometimes even between close friends. The dollar bill, so sneaky.

BUT NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT IT. NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT WHAT THIS IS DOING TO OUR COMMUNITIES, OUR PEOPLE, THE STATE OF OUR HEARTS.

With Sister Roots growing and developing, I'm running into this frustration. How does something become sustainable, beneficial and useful, when everyone has heavy trust issues. How does Sister Roots continue to expand if the very thing tied to its expansion is so ugly. This is what I wrestle with. Cost points, growing and sharing, giving the community what it deserves and staying true to what I believe we need most right now, and that is Love.

I know it's hard to trust that someone, and even better, a whole group of someones, cares a whole lot about you. I know that's not what you're used to- being taken care of, being able to trust those around you, being able to show yourself completely. I get it and I won't rush you. 

Great things take time and I've got all the time in the world.