Autumn is my favorite season. I love the beauty of the leaves as they show us how to pass from this world beautifully and with grace. I love the cooler temperatures and the opportunity to bundle up with my favorite scarves, shawls and sweaters. I love when coffee and tea feel like I’m carrying a … Continue reading Finding the Beauty in Change: Autumn Equinox Reflections
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from this past Sunday's service at the Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Astoria, OR: Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate. I am privileged to have (and hopefully BE) a mother worthy of celebration. That is not always the case for people, and I’m sensitive to that today. Mother can be a charged word, right? … Continue reading Beltane Reflections
Since the dissolution of my last group, I've been in deep cocoon. I have a lot of thoughts, have had a lot of epiphanies, but the one that is really working me now is that perhaps I have been searching for something I never really needed - a tradition to work with. Recently I had … Continue reading Evolution?
This year is no different than any year since 2004 when it comes to this - I am up again in the wee hours of V-Day, thinking about you, Jasmine, and how you'd be navigating this world with nearly 24 years under your belt. Grief ninjas come and go, but there's always the steady ache … Continue reading 13 years
We could really use a break from the Universe and a sense that everything really will be ok. I nearly took a job that pays barely minimum wage because we are in such dire straits, but I think there may be a light on the horizon. I hope so. Utils are starting to be shut … Continue reading gimme a break
First Draft I sit made of burlap filled with sand an effigy of responsibility blue eyes like buttons twinkle with flat cheer mouth moving mechanically one hand neatly flat on the tabletop nodding saying The Right Things dying inside the other hand hidden below knows the truth clutching a sharp dagger waiting for the signal I … Continue reading burlap & sand
So I picked up a copy of Sasha Graham's 365 Tarot Spreads to give myself some structure in getting to know the cards again AND to pick up some cool new spreads. It came last night, so I got started with today's entry - the Bird's-Eye View Spread. The trick with this spread is that … Continue reading 365 tarot spreads: bird’s-eye view spread
I'm supposed to be using this month to heal some mental health stress-related issues but it's SO. DAMNED. HARD. Besides the fact that there's a lot to do for my consulting gig, we don't have much money this month and all I want to do is run back to the security of a "regular" job … Continue reading a month off
I read somewhere that our natural sleep cycle includes night waking and afternoon naps. Mine certainly does. If the rest of the world could get on board with that, I might have a chance at sleep sanity. But alas, it does not appear to be so. I realized this year that a lot of the … Continue reading illusive sleep