The Love Letters of Krisya Ohana
Several years ago, as you may or may not know, I was gang raped by a group of men who tried and failed miserably to make me believe that they were related and sent by the notorious Bacon Brothers, of Surrey, British Columbia.
I’ve since reported the names they used to the RCMP but during the healing process, and realizing that many of the men involved were the same boys who raped me back in my teen years it occurred to me to find something positive that I could do with my time.
The Love Letters of Krisya Ohana are in of themselves a kind of majick. Krisya Ohana is a word that represents your spiritual family, if you will. The idea behind them is that if you get them it’s because you needed one, you needed to know that someone was thinking about you…or perhaps you had a question that you were awaiting an answer for.
I’ve spent the last year and a half writing positive affirmations on small pieces of paper and handing them out to random strangers. I also deliver them to Pace Society in Vancouver, The Surrey Women’s Center and just recently the Vancouver Women’s Collective.
I’ve found that writing the letters help me to remember that there is someone, (me) out there doing their part to create a positive space in the face of negativity. I do this for free by hand each month because it helps me to remember that I have a purpose on this earth and that everyone in the world needs to know that they matter.
The letters help keep me grounded and remind me that sometimes good people go through terrible shit, but that that doesn’t mean they deserve to suffer for the rest of their lives.
It costs me about one dollar and fifty cents per letter and so far I have done about five hundred, I would say conservatively. I’ve handed them out to people on the street, and even dropped off a couple to Jagmeet Singh and his family.
The idea behind the letters is to encourage you to keep fighting against the darkness, it’s a reminder from the Universe that someone is thinking about you, no matter who you are or where you are from.
Sometimes I give them out to random strangers who inspire me, or because I feel the need to make sure they know they are loved, so if you’ve happened to receive one I hope you enjoy the letter that you got. I write so many that I never know what they say when I hand them out but my intention is always about making sure you know someone is thinking about you and wondering which letter you got. I will probably never meet you, but I’ll always smile and nod my head in happiness knowing that you got one and received one of my letters with the love with which it was meant.
I hope you’ll take a moment to leave a small message in the comments below to let others know what letter you got, but more than that I hope there is a day when we meet again all of us who receive and give letters so we can meet each other and learn about our journey’s.
Until then, spread love my darlings, because that’s what it’s all about…paying the kindness forward.
Until we meet again,
Devon J Hall