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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 »

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Trinity Day

In the early morning on Trinity Day, I did a peace ritual in the courtyard.  Ming recorded me.  Please see the video.  It’s mostly a prayer. I post the words of the whole ritual in the description.  Thanks for praying with me, or using this ritual to design your own. I planned and wrote it… Read More »

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strength

When I need strength to resist oppression, I ask the Earth.  This art I made at a feminist zine workshop is about how I turn to plant knowledge and witchery for strength against patriarchy.  My belief in midwifery is part of that. The quote by Audre Lorde helps me feel strong.  Her ideas help me… Read More »

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Animal Chin

My favorite movie when I was a young person was Bones Brigade 3: the Search for Animal Chin.  It’s a skateboarding movie.  The whole thing is a quest to find this missing skate master Animal Chin. Or the whole thing is a bunch of footage of skateboarding, stitched together with the plot device of a… Read More »

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suicidal

It was an intense couple of days.  I got suicidal, the day before Mother’s Day.  That happened last year too.  I knew not being able to call and send a card, or visit my mom for Mother’s Day, would destroy me.  It’s not like I was even thinking of her a lot–more that my body… Read More »