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keep breathing

Hello, reader.  What’s your prayer life, lately?  What do you ask for and thank for?  I ask for help as I keep breathing.   Holy Mother, Mother of God, please bless me today to feel my feelings, work through anxiety, keep breathing, and be kind to myself and others.  Please help me trust I will… Read More »

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what I hate about myself

Hello–how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about what I hate about myself.  Normally I am very kind and caring to myself.  I work hard to love myself unconditionally, as you know. But every once in a while, I get frustrated with things I do and find myself spouting angrily, “I hate that about me! … Read More »

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pray USA

Hello, I saw this sign Pray USA with an American flag, beautiful landscape, and beautiful sky.  We were driving on a rural road in southern Oregon, west of Eugene. I asked Ming to turn around and take this picture because I wanted to write a blog post about my pray USA prayers. pray USA I… Read More »

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prayer for Catholics

Ming and I visited a small mission, inland from San Diego in southern California.  In the church we saw some propaganda right by the door, about how Ming and I are not ok in the eyes of God.  It hurt, and I prayed this prayer for Catholics.  Please pray along with me. Prayer for Catholics… Read More »

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how I maintain my mental health on the road

Hello, I’ve been thinking about how I maintain my mental health on the road.  Maybe you could use these ideas also! These are some challenges of travel that I struggle with. access to food that’s ok for my body’s needs uncomfortable car swollen ankles so many different beds for my body to get used to… Read More »

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feel so different

When I was a kid, the Sinead O’Connor album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got was the first cd I ever bought.  I’m pretty sure it was the first cd.  I’d bought a few tapes and records.  But I heard Nothing Compares 2 U on the radio, loved its haunting stark truths about… Read More »

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burying the significant wax

Ming and I did a ritual burying the significant wax.  The wax was from a candle I called the friendship candle. birthday One year I was very sad and hopeless.  Then this penpal I adore in the Pacific Northwest sent me a box of presents for my birthday.  It included lavender scented soap, lavender scented… Read More »

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places I feel safe

Hello, I’d like to tell you some places I feel safe.  I shared some feedback with the local UU church recently.  It was about my needs not being met at their service on Sunday.  Ming and I went in person because our friend Ariel gave the sermon about tarot as a spiritual force in her… Read More »

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thank you

Ming took me out to the river bed, which I’d been wanting for a long time.  Last time was a huge deal to me: I prayed, cried, and got a message from my mom.  So I was intimidated to return–too curious.  But I ached to lie on the earth and feel the earth support me,… Read More »

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success

“Wow, that trip was such a success!” I told Ming as he drove.  “I didn’t shit my pants even once!”  We laughed.  There had been bathroom concern, because of a medication I’m still getting used to. “We didn’t get into even one car wreck,” I continued.  “We didn’t die at all.  No hauntings–no abductions.  And… Read More »