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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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scriptures

“Do you read any kind of scriptures?” my friend in Montana asked. Wow, scriptures.  Like the Bible.  The Gita?  Sutras?  I sing a song Ya Devi often which has lyrics from a holy book called the Chandi. “No, not lately,” I said.  “But I pray, do ritual, dance, sing.   I listen to Mother Earth and… Read More »

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religion

This is how I think of religion and spirituality. sacred beautiful holy connective passionate restorative healing creative earthy observant alive atuned transformative diy fun Ritual is one of the deepest kinds of fun I know.  It’s fun for my whole self, aligning all the aspects of me, and aligning with the cycles of nature also.… Read More »

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queerness is like a sparkle

I was talking to my friend about sexuality.  I told her how my queerness is like a sparkle. energy My queerness and sexuality are part of my energy, spirit, life force–part of my body and my entire being.  My sexuality is part of what moves me through the world.  So even if what I’m doing… Read More »

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many gods no masters

Lately I’ve been using the hashtag Many Gods No Masters.  It makes me giggle–it’s a spoof on the common anarchist phrase No Gods No Masters.  Yes, I’m a bad anarchist, for being religious.  I see God everywhere.  She is my favorite. Here’s an arati for the sect of Hinduism I did for 20 years.  I… Read More »

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peppers

“I picked some peppers,” Ming said. “Did you pick a peck of peppers?” I asked. “Maybe!” he said.  “How much is a peck?” “A lot!”  I said.  “I think it’s a fourth of a bushel!” Ming looked impressed. “Yeah!  Thank you, fourth grade!  In case I got lifted up and transported to a farm, and… 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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happy Diwali

We went to this free event put on by the South-Asian Women’s Alliance of Nevada.  It was called Festival of Lights, and I thought it would be a bunch of middle aged Indian women doing Diwali.  Happy Diwali. But I was wrong.  The women were mostly younger, and it was way more than Indian people. … Read More »

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Ya Devi

Gmorning.  A friend asked about the translation of Ya Devi.  I sang it in the video in yesterday’s post.  This site has the words of Ya Devi translated. https://www.artofliving.org/navratri/ya-devi-sarva-bhutessu There’s a video with someone singing it to a different tune than the one we used at the ashram near Sacramento.  Sounds cool too. amazing The… Read More »