I’ve heard so many stories in the past 2 weeks. Stories that I am honored to carry, and that you can go read in the comments of my blog. I’ve had amazing conversations with people I would have called “the enemy”, had I continued to react out of pain.
At this point, that means much more to me than being right. I don’t want to be on the “right” side of this discussion. I want to truly meet people and hear their heart. … More Let’s Talk… About Gun Control
I stopped jerking myself about and simply held the reigns and watched. That is all. Simply listening. Slowly, I have detached my marionette strings. Slowly, like the Velveteen rabbit, I’m becoming real. … More The Courage to Listen
I write you this letter so that you can see the face of a survivor. I write you this letter as someone who saw with my own eyes the horror of a mass shooting, a shooting that took the lives of my twin and younger sisters and injured my father in December 2007. And most importantly I write this letter to open a dialogue about the role that gun violence has played in our country. … More Dear Congress – Sincerely, A Mass Shooting Survivor
There’s a tender consistency that comes from growing things. You have to be patient. You’re training a new way of being, you’re coaxing a seed or a plant out of its shell. … More The thing about plants
The ways in which we approach our fear has got to change.
It is so very very easy to approach fear with the mindset of wiping it off the face of the map, whether it be with drone strikes or with pointing a gun at innocent teenagers. It’s so very very easy for me to approach fear with self-policing, obsessive thinking, and trying to eradicate it from my mind. Do they seem disconnected to you? They are very related. Outer change never comes without inner change, first. … More Violence Doesn’t Solve Fear
I can focus on ceasing the constant chewing fluctuations of my mind, OR, I can focus on uniting my consciousness at my heart. … More Just Keep Following (the heartlines on your hands)
Since I’ve started offering tarot readings here on the blog, I thought I’d write about how I use tarot in my daily life. For me, tarot is a way that I supplement my current spiritual practice. My current spiritual practice includes daily meditation and yoga asana. I use both of those as a way to … More How I Use Tarot In My Spiritual Practice