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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 »

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praying to my stomach

I’m having some health issues I’m not really talking about.  Remember when I had that ulcer bleed that put me in the hospital?  I learned a lot there.  Well, the current issues are stomach-related.  So praying to my stomach is a thing, lately. When something almost kills you, makes sense to develop anxiety around that. … Read More »

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praying for those who migrate

Please consider praying for those who migrate, and consider supporting in more physical ways too.  A lot of my friends like No More Deaths. Respect and dignity are not optional.  I think borders are mostly ridiculous.  I’m an anarchist.  I want to be a butterfly flying over a wall.  If we had a functional culture… Read More »

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September prayer requests

Hey, here are my September prayer requests, if you would like to pray along.  Thank you for your love and any prayer you can spare. These requests are pretty similar to last month’s.  I’m still looking for new ways to ask for help, that work for me, and don’t just stress me more. September prayer… Read More »

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witch

A friend asked what it means that I’m a witch.  Thanks for asking!  I’ve described myself as a trikewitch, garden witch, pagan, pantheist Earth-worshiper, and goddess worshiper.  All are true. I was pagan as a teenager and young adult, happy to find a religion that made sense to me.  I’d been worshiping the moon for… Read More »

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prayer requests

A friend asked me if I had any prayer requests.  He’s a prayer chaplain, so that’s something he loves.  Prayers have been a big part of our friendship.  To answer his question, I made a list.  You know me–I love making lists and am good at it. Then I sent the list to a few… Read More »

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spirituality in activism

I fell in love with the desert, activism, and Ming all at the same time.  It was a Sacred Peace Walk, here in Nevada, two years before we moved here.  Spirituality in activism is important to me. Recently I read this essay Activism as Spirituality that spoke some truths that are important to me.  Please… Read More »