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Grieving Room Jan 18, 2018

Anniversaries are powerful times and I’ve been reflecting a lot these past two months about where I was a year ago.  Some of you will know that last year at this time I was on a mental health sabbatical, having spent the fall and early winter experiencing a particularly acute...

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You Made It! And Other New Year Non-Resolutions divine feminine earth spirituality full moon healing new year solstice Jan 04, 2018

Each of you is perfect the way you are ... and you can use a little improvement. ― Shunryu Suzuki
 
Your problem is you're afraid to acknowledge your own beauty. You're too busy holding on to your own unworthiness. You'd rather be a schnook sitting before some great man. That fits...

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5 Rituals For Autumn Equinox abundance ayurveda balance cleanse earth spirituality equinox fifth season gratitude ritual Sep 19, 2017

Fall is my favorite season.  That might be because it’s my birthday season (November 30th, in case you want to put it on your calendar, and shout out to all the other Sagitariuses), but I think there’s also a quality to this time of year that is sweet and melancholic and...

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Why I Live By The Moon (And 3 Ways You Can Too) bleeding bodies embodiment goddess lunar cycles moon moon cycle women Sep 05, 2017

The morning of the Solar Eclipse last month, I taught an outdoor yoga and meditation class.  The women (it just so happened to be all women) gathered, and just before we started, I took a quick trip to the restroom to do my thing, and also to make sure I knew where they were and were...

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The Gift call gift grief poem prayer vocation Aug 14, 2017

Here’s the thing: If I had been born to a Swedish baker
I might know the art of weaving a braid of bread.
Had I been born to a Hawaiian mechanic
I might be skilled at fixing engines and sliding through tunnels of water.
Instead
I was born to an Italian man and an Irish woman—two...

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To My SKY Community May 19, 2017

To my SKY community—

Many of you have heard by now that I will no longer be teaching at SKY at the end of this month.  I have not, though, shared openly the reason I am leaving and I wanted to take the opportunity now to do that.  

It came to light this February that I had...

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Foundations Part 1: The Inconvenient Jesus healing jesus queer queer spirituality rcwp roman catholic women priests yoga May 02, 2017

I was not intending to return to the Catholic Church.  As a queer woman with somewhat radical and visionary leanings, I like many have struggled to find my place within the religion of empire that has left such a huge scar on the planet and on my own being.  I left the church of my...

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5 Rituals For The Spring Equinox balance depression equinox ritual spring Apr 25, 2017

I am someone for whom it took a long time to settle into a life of balance.  As a child I lived very much at the mercy of my emotions.  I threw enormous tantrums and I was enormously stubborn (possibly that hasn’t changed…)  As a young adult, my unwieldy emotional...

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Sacred Self-Centeredness coming out depression feminine spirituality golden rule hafiz healing queer queer spirituality sacred activism Apr 25, 2017

We’ve all heard it, I’m sure: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Wise words, to be sure, we find them repeated in some variation in spiritual traditions worldwide.

However, I’d like to bring attention to two potential problems with this principle.  The...

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What Do You Mean, The "Feminine Divine"? (And Where Can I Find It?) divine feminine dreams goddess intuition shakti Apr 19, 2017

Divine Feminine
Goddess
Holy Mother
Holy Ma
Shekinah
Sophia
Shakti

If those don’t mean anything to you (or perhaps a few evoke a gag reflex?), let’s chat.  

First of all, I get it. The feminine face of divinity has had a bad rap, so I wouldn’t expect you to swoon at her...

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