LaRayia Gaston

"Homeless NOT Hopeless"

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“I think charity creates separation.” – LaRayia Gaston

We are thrilled to share with you this very special episode with LaRayia Gaston. She is an amazing woman who has been feeding the homeless since she was a teenager. Her organization “Lunch on Me” pioneers new grassroots methods to empower the most vulnerable among us, LA’s homeless community. She provides over 10K organic hot meals a month (which she cooks out of HER kitchen!) and creates other opportunities to enrich their mind, body and spirit such as yoga, reiki and group events. She refuses to give them something that she wouldn’t eat, and explains how one of the biggest problems is how we dehumanize this community, and by ignoring someone’s existence causes incredible damage. LaRayia teaches us how daily microgestures change the world, how we can all check our ego at the door, and how you can (and should) bring positive energy to every interaction in your life.
“We have to self-correct. What is it that’s in you that would allow you to walk past someone suffering? What is it that’s in you that CAN help but won’t?” – LaRayia Gaston

PERSONAL PRACTICE

Ritual

  • A Message of Gratitude

4 YOU

  1. Type of Meditation you rely on most?
    Psychic Meditation which is energy tools, visual meditation which is also her personal practice
  2. Helpful tip for valuable meditation?
    Focus on your breath, take the pressure off yourself that you have to do it right. Keep showing up and try different meditation to find what works for you.
  3. Self-Care Hack? 
    I make sure to clear everyone out of my space every night and get out into nature. I clear people’s energy by creating a bubble out infront of you, putting everyone from the day in that bubble, and then blow up the bubble. This gives the person their energy back.
  4. If you could give any piece of life advice what would it be?
    If you don’t like how things are going, believe that you can change your perception and everything else will change.