Tonight we had our ritual of release. I'm just now letting it settle over me, so I can reflect on how it worked. I have a bit of a headache, so that's making it cloudy, but I do feel very cleansed. We built a great ritual together and I was very moved by the outcome. … Continue reading Release
Recent events in my coven... I'm not even sure I'm in a place where I can have the objectivity I need to journal about it. Maybe in a few days I'll try to put down a timeline of the pertinent events. I know there are lessons to be learned from it and am in the … Continue reading Uh Huh
Jasmine's wake was a beautiful celebration of her life and I just want to share moments of it that stand out in my mind, in no particular order: Drumming with about thirty people, children with shakers, drumming a heart of community that sustains us. Faces from my childhood, family and friend, faces from college, faces … Continue reading Acts of Reverence and Mirth
A whirlwind came with the snow last night -- it was Jeff and a ritual. He showed up at about 7:15 with dinner from China Star. We sat and I ate my honey sesame chicken while he ate garlic chicken -- I had to have at least a bite of the broccoli so that later, … Continue reading Sad
So part of my problem is that I'm simultaneously excited about going back to Arizona and sad about leaving Bloomington. My friend Rowan, who made this move almost two years ago, tells me that's just the way it's going to be -- yucky. I really don't like that answer. 😉 I'm anticipating the community building … Continue reading Just Me and My Shadow
Nihilist Bear Which Dysfunctional Care Bear Are You? brought to you by Quizilla Well, that's only partially true. While I do occasionally get depressed about the state of our world, and while I do consider myself both Goth-ish and intellectual, I rarely get into the "I don't care" mentality. If I were brooding about something, … Continue reading Me, A Nihilist?
I spoke with Rowan this morning about organizing her events down in MS. I assured her of three things -- first, she will at some point think that she will never be able to cover her costs. Second, she will think at some point that no one will come -- or at least that not … Continue reading Organization is a Sign of a Sick Mind
I'm dedicating to Earth this year because I think I'm really needing to get in touch with my body and also attend to other earth things, like boundaries, safety, material issues and the like. I've been thinking about it for a time, mainly since I smugly said to MarshAster that I don't ever think about … Continue reading Dirt Under My Fingernails
Yesterday we had the dubious distinction of being the youngest guests at the UU Church's Thanksgiving potluck, as well as the only one with kids. Since we're out here in the Midwest pretty much away from family, my covenmates are out of town and since we didn't feel like travelling because we'll be going to … Continue reading I M UU R U?